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Address: J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3777
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black...
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.
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Viewing tower closed

We visited on Sunday 19th July around 15:30 and the tower had the red and white DOW barriers all around the base which we assumed meant no access to the tower. There was a LOT of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Newton, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This sanctuary is a work in progress at best. We had a lot of trouble finding it - it's across from the Dutch windmill - and once we did, it was little but a couple of back roads with a lot of trash abutting a marshy area. The viewing tower was closed. We saw a few moorhens and that was... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited on Sunday 19th July around 15:30 and the tower had the red and white DOW barriers all around the base which we assumed meant no access to the tower. There was a LOT of rubbish around and a couple of cars with people just parked up drinking and listening to loud music, so it was not exactly a... More 

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Hamilton NJ
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I like to visit the bird sanctuary and climb the tower to look at the view and the birds. Sadly , the sanctuary is littered with a lot of trash. Would be much nicer if locals respected the environment more and picked up their trash. It would be safer for the birds too.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
434 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is prepared for birdviewing with elevated platform etc and because we arrived here earlier to splatting on the beaches, we were on timeto obseve severalirds we'd no seen before so that was a bonus. The area did have debris/ litter which I though must have been the result of he winds that Aruba has, nevertheless there are other... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not much here but a drainage ditch and a few egrets. No elevated viewing stands, a lot of misquotes.

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Boston
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157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were there midday. Apparently it's more interesting in early morning and evening. There is a nice observation tower that is in good shape. Across the street from the entry to the bird sanctuary, stop in for a Dutch Pancake at Diana's in the windmill complex.

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Unfortunately the bird sanctuary has not been kept up at all, the marsh is just about dry from overgrown weeds, the road in is nothing but huge potholes and the tower is very rusty and dirty. I used to go there to see the parrots but I didn't see any birds this time. :(

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Jamaica
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Being here felt like home away from home. Very peaceful and serene. Could not get enough of this location.

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Charleston
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I see a lot of reviews on here disparaging this site and maybe we got lucky, but as birders we truly enjoyed this site and spent over an hour and half watching and photographing birds. The platform is sturdy and we had it to ourselves. We spotted 16 species of birds including a mother Bahamian pintail with babies, a lapwing... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

costly and very small but butterfly enthusiasts might it -- I loved this small site - but my husband found a total waste of time, depends on your perspective -- too much construction nearby to concentrate on the beauty

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