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Parrot Preserve

Address: Major Donald Dr. (also known as Lighthouse Rd | Cayman Brac, Cayman Brac
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Ranked #7 of 8 Activities in Cayman Brac
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established to protect the endemic...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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.
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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went looking for this preserve yesterday despite recent reviews that there were no birds. A little into the trail, my husband asked if I wanted to turn back because I was not wearing proper footwear. A few steps in and 4 parrots flew into the branches of some red birch trees. They proceeded to just "pose" for pictures for the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is a little roadside parking lot. No parrots. Not really worth the trip. You're better off driving to the lighthouse and seeing the booby's (birds).

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Santa Clara, California
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58 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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