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Parrot Preserve

Major Donald Dr. (also known as Lighthouse Rd | Cayman Brac, Cayman Brac
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Ranked #16 of 30 Attractions in Cayman Brac
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Owner description: Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established to protect the endemic, endangered Cayman Brac Parrot. There is a two mile... more » Owner description: Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established to protect the endemic, endangered Cayman Brac Parrot. There is a two mile nature trail for hiking through the Preserve--a good place to see the beautiful local flora and fauna as well. « less
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Santa Clara, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went all the way to the end of the decking and didn't see one Parrot...didn't even hear one! Luckily we saw them elsewhere. I'm sure they are around but not when we visited :-(

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a real treasure. Visiting essentially means walking on the main trail called “Bight Road” (which is nothing like a road) and the nature trail. The Bight Road trail extends north and south of Major Donald Dr. There is no obvious parking lot near the trails, but you can find this just to the east, where there is room... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Unfortunately, we were not there at the right time of year/day to see the parrots, but a brief hike along the trails proved to be interesting nonetheless. If you are going along the brac (center of island road) note that the trail going south is extremely rough with iron stone and you need boots. Going north there is a wooden... More

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North Street, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The "road" for the Parrot Reserve is actually a trail that you walk along, which is a little confusing if you are looking at a map. It starts out as a wooden boardwalk but quickly turns into a trail of iron shore/lime stone. I use the term trail lightly, as it can only be termed a trail in the sense... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The wooded path was very easy and restful. Were able to spot a few parrots quickly. Go in the mid to late afternoon for the best chance to see parrots. There is a path across the street that is labeled as a nature trail. It was challenging in some places and did not afford a glimpse of the parrots the... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

You have to either go early or late. We went late but did not see any parrots although I swear we could hear them. The area is not well marked and the map handed out on the island isn't very detailed and it seems some of the road names have been changed or something. There is a large placard along... More

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MN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Don't think that coming to Cayman Brac, you won't get some aggressive hiking in! The limestone formations here were interesting, and really chewed up my hiking tennis shoes. But so worth it. Saw 2 parrots, in flight, and fast! Couldn't get a picture, but did see 2 hermit crabs on the trail...awesome!

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Grand Cayman
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The elevated platform was excellent for walking but most of the walk is on dolomite and with only trainers a great deal of the walk was spent watching where you were stepping rather than watching the trees for birds. I would definitely go early morning - we went mid morning and saw nothing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

You should make a trip here if you enjoy nature, otherwise, you'll probably be pretty bored. With that being said, the trails are beautiful and the sounds abundant. The parrots are notoriously sneaky to spot so keep in mind that you mind not actually see one (but you'll sure hear them!) The other birds are very playful and if you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This was pretty good, but there was more to hear than to see. The ones we saw were gorgeous. They are amusing, and can be pretty silly sometimes.

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