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Flamingo Sanctuary

Address: Bonaire
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Ranked #31 of 70 things to do in Bonaire
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western hemisphere--over 10,000 birds...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western hemisphere--over 10,000 birds. This area is not open to visitors.
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Vancouver, British columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I just did a cruise with Celebrity and we booked the Flamingo Salt Tour to go see them. We did have a chance to see some from far away. I was hoping to have more time to just hang out in a place and view them but it was more of a "drive by" we also saw the pink salt... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The flamingos are quite a distance away so binoculars would help, but still, seeing those birds in the wild is a thrill. They are easily seen on a drive around the island.

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Dacula, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

These birds are beautiful, and the sanctuary is one of only a handful of places where they breed and live naturally.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wow, so many... Just a cool experience in between dives... Everything is close so not long to get as close as you can since it's protected without direct access, but you can see them flying and some areas.

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When you are in Bonaire take a drive around the Island. To see the flamingos go at sunset time. Magical!!

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

So many pink birds to stare at-its quite remarkable and they are very close up. A good attraction especially for kids.

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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302 reviews 302 reviews
126 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited this as part of a tour of Bonaire taking in all the main attractions. we were told a lot could be seen but I think you really need binoculars if you want a closer view. Whilst many could be seen in the distance from the viewing points they were in reality just a lot of pink dots as... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

You cannot actually go into the sanctuary, but the waters are visible from the road. The flamingos are not in residence on Bonaire. We were told that they have gone to Venezuela and Aruba since the water has become too brackish for the shrimp they eat. We could see 5 flamingos from the road, but not the flocks we had... More 

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Leander, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I've never seen so many flamingos in the wild. It was great to drive through & see them - very colorful from all the brine shrimp in the salt mines. All sizes, colors & shapes!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a protected area on the southern part of the island near the salt flats. There is no access anywhere near the flamingos so don’t expect to see them unless you have binoculars. The drive around the southern tip of the island is nice in itself, but don’t count on seeing any flamingos. We DID see flamingos near Lac... More 

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