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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

Little Cayman
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Little Cayman
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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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Chicago, Illinois
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572 reviews 572 reviews
104 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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East Hampton, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The area is odorous. The building was closed so we did not have the opportunity to go inside. We had to look for the Boobys...they must have been fishing that day...We rode our bicycles, courtesy of Southern Cross Club.

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Clayville, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Go to the Little Cayman Trust Building and a volunteer will come out and assist by pointing out all the different birds and species, habits, etc. Great exhibit inside the building also. Check it out!

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