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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

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Address: Little Cayman
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed...
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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The Nature Reserve is run by volunteers. They were very informative on the Boobys and Frigates that were nesting there. The gift shop offered good prices on t-shirts and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Debbie3372
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Nature Reserve is run by volunteers. They were very informative on the Boobys and Frigates that were nesting there. The gift shop offered good prices on t-shirts and they also had a library with free books. Glad we stopped by and checked it out.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent area for viewing birds. Smells like bird poop, but duh, there are birds everywhere. Stop at the information center, there are nice telescopes there for viewing.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The local volunteer in there was passionate about his charges - Red Footed Boobies, Frigate Birds and Iguanas - it made my visit a joy.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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322 attraction reviews
499 helpful votes 499 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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663 reviews 663 reviews
120 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 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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