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Address: J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3777
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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Not a very busy spot from our observation. If you are out and about give this a go early morning or late afternoon as the birds are not going to be active during the hotest parts... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Ridgway, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Bubali santuary mimics the rest of Aruba, garbage litters the perimeter and the observation tower is falling apart from disrepair, but the birds still come and it's a great and easy place to see most of the beautiful species of Aruba. I added 13 new lifers to my list!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Perhaps our timing was wrong, but we saw very few birds and from such a great distance that it really wasn't worth our time to find this difficult-to-locate place. We saw many more birds just wandering around the beaches and surrounding areas.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This doesn't look like it's being maintained. There are no signs and the area is littered with garbage.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not a very busy spot from our observation. If you are out and about give this a go early morning or late afternoon as the birds are not going to be active during the hotest parts of day. Mostly, though you will look out at the expanse of wild grass and water, with hotels in the background. It was nice... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 via mobile

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
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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