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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

Little Cayman
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Little Cayman
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed boobies and a large colony of swooping frigate birds.
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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611 reviews 611 reviews
305 attraction reviews
470 helpful votes 470 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What makes this place better than average is the sheer number of boobies, frigate birds, and others. You really need binoculars though because the nesting areas are mainly on the side of the pond away from the road. Without binoculars you will hear far more of the raucous bird cries but see them only from afar except for infrequent fly-overs.... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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71 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went in the summer, so there were not too many birds and the pond was mostly dried up. If you have seen one 'dry hole' you have seen them all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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629 reviews 629 reviews
117 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Second Floor Deck is always open, even if the Visitors Center has very limited hours. From there you can see a half dozen bird species.

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went out on bikes from southern cross resort around 4 pm and met our diving guide with his girlfriend who offer this advise as he left don't stay too long the bugs come out around 5 PM the place seems otherworldly but is fun to walk out on boardwalk. We got on our bikes as it was getting dark... More

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Guildford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved the displays that help you familiarise with the flora and fauna and the very helpful staff/volunteers. You can also use the viewing platform at any time even when the indoor part is closed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice place to go to in Little Cayman to watch the birds, recommended, and just a few hundred yards from the airport

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Virginia Beach
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our resort offered bikes for guests, so we visited the booby pond one afternoon. The office has a lot of good information about critters and fauna native to the island. The day we were there, we saw a lot of frigates, egrets and boobies. You can only see the boobies through the telescopes, but take your time scanning the trees.... More

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Oxfordshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The centre has good telescopes (free) on the viewing decks to see Frigate birds and boobies. They are quite a long way off though. There are viewing platforms further down the pond as well. The visitor centre is brilliant. I had a delightful long chat with Tara. It's probably got the best girlie shopping on the island with jewellery, souvenirs... More

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Grand Cayman
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Little Cayman boobie birds a treat for bird lovers to see! The reserve not too beautiful, but unique and the boobies love it! Worth seeing the rare birds!

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Decatur, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Who doesn't like Boobys? The ponds themselves are not very pretty but the birds are very interesting. Scopes available at the Trust make viewing the birds better.

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