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Bubali Bird Sanctuary

J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 582 3777
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black cormorants, sandpipers and wood storks as they fish, bathe and play in this... more » Owner description: Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black cormorants, sandpipers and wood storks as they fish, bathe and play in this scenic waterscape. « less
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Matthews, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We didn't find this that difficult to find as other reviewers have posted. There was no signage but, the entrance was easily located across from the windmill. We visited on several occasions and, found numerous birds. The tower affords good views of the surrounding area. If you're looking to do some birding while on vacation then this is definitely the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Entrance is across from windmill. One tower for viewing. Interesting birds, but no books for sale on local birds. Wear mosquito repellant in late afternoon. Hope Aruba puts a little money into developing paths. Lovely wetlands, but saw most birds at the sewage pond.

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Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Made this the first stop of the day but still only made it there for 10 A.M in our rental car. Even at that time, saw a bunch of birds within 2 minutes of pulling in. A great egret holding something in its mouth in a wet spot beside the road, two of the endemic parakeets squawking in the tree... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

There aren't a heck of a lot of places to bird on Aruba but I had found this place on line and we decided to try to find it on our way to the Butterfly Farm - they are very close to one another. As other reviewers have noted, this isn't the easiest place to find. I had a pretty... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This bird sanctuary is very hard to find! It is just an area of wetlands where birds like to congregate. Nothing really here and not many birds. I am not sure if there is even a sign!

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The sanctuary area is made up mostly of wetlands, trees, and an observation tower. The tower is covered in graffiti and there was an old, nasty rattan sofa there (the matching chairs and cushions had been heaved over the side into the trees below). The tower is the best place to observe the birds, but the authorities should spend a... More

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Silver Spring
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Perhaps the time of day was a factor, as we only saw one bird new to us (Tiger Heron) from the observation deck--which is nice. The other birds we had seen on other islands. Worth a trip as it's very close to the high-rise hotels.

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Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went on a windy day so there was not a lot of birds to see, that would be normal. The view from the platform is obstructed by trees so you don't see much. The place is a little bit far from the road, there was people there waiting, not for birds if you see what i mean ...

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

While it was nice to look out over the sanctuary lands and hear all of the birds in the surrounding area, we literally only saw three birds during our thirty minute stay. My kids were bored, frankly.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

First of all, this place is not marked! No signs, nothing to indicate it's there. We were on foot and went well past it twice before realizing this was "it." Don't know why no one we asked thought to say, "It's directly across the road from the windmill," and wonder why there are no signs anywhere. We probably did go... More

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