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Address: Bonaire
Description: Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western...
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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Bonaire Flamingos

South of kralendijk you will come upon Mountains of salt that looks like snow. A short distance is the salt flats where a lot of the flamingos hang and eat the pink shrimp. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

South of kralendijk you will come upon Mountains of salt that looks like snow. A short distance is the salt flats where a lot of the flamingos hang and eat the pink shrimp. This is also how they get their color. Take a telephoto lenses or binocular cause they are usually far off. Sometimes you can find them north of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a bit of a drive but we were able to see beautiful beaches and sites along the way. The sanctuary was beautiful. It was fun to see lots and lots of flamingos. It was also very interesting to see them flying Such a wonderful thing to do to protect these beautiful birds.

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Vancouver, British columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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