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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, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching
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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.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
94 helpful votes 94 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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Silver Spring
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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