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Address: J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3777
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Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black...

Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black cormorants, sandpipers and wood storks as they fish, bathe and play in this scenic waterscape.

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Didn't see many birds

Maybe it was the day we went or the time we went, but we only saw a very few birds. Take binoculars!!! The bird viewing stand did give you a nice view.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
pamashcraft
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Yorkshire
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our biggest disappointment on Aruba. It is neglected and run down. There is not even a sign directing you to this "so called attraction"! We saw far better birds at the entrance to the Butterfly Farm. Give this a miss it seriously is not worth the effort.

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Thank BindyYorkshire
Duluth, Minnesota
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a bird watcher so this attraction was of major importance to me. The entrance is not marked and locals don't seem to know much about it; in fact many locals scoffed at the idea of bird-watching. Once we found the spot and walked the dirt path to the overlook, it was roped off due to disrepair. We climbed the... More 

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Thank T5760ZDlaurah
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bubali Bird sanctuary on June 20, '16. This place doesn't appear to be very popular, even hotel concierge didn't know about it. It was really a chore to locate it as we passed by and missed it. There is NO sign directing to this place. The observation tower is good(about 40 steps to climb). We visited at around... More 

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Kent, Ohio USA.
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96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had a really good visit the first time there, and saw a wonderful variety of waterfowl, including a Purple Gallinule! Went two other times and didn't see many birds, but did see a "Golden" Warbler, a variation of the Yellow Warbler we see in Ohio!

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Thank DavidandJean69
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Maybe it was the day we went or the time we went, but we only saw a very few birds. Take binoculars!!! The bird viewing stand did give you a nice view.

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Thank pamashcraft
Oranjestad
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

For the nature lovers they will love this sanctuary. It's peaceful surroundings will make your day. It is amazing to see so many birds from diffrent countries coming from as far away as North America and Canada and also in the direct region. Lately there are quite some issues going on in regards to the government leasing part of the... More 

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Thank NOAOranjestad
Springboro, Ohio
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

What a diamond in the rough this place is! Hoping that the Arubians and the government will work to improve and keep this space for the birds as well as for humans to be able to watch the birds. However, the road and tower need to be upgraded. Cautionary note! Be aware of your surroundings and situation. I drove in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

It's a pretty rough road to get to the viewing tower but worth it. As we parked, whiptail lizards of all sizes and colors went scurrying. From the viewing tower you can see all of the wetlands plus several ponds as well as plenty of trees surrounding the tower. We saw numerous birds including yellow warblers, bananaquits, bare eyed pigeons,... More 

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Thank Regina190
Maine
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The sanctuary is not labeled with signs so you could easily drive by it without knowing it. There is a dirt road directly across from the old dutch windmill that leads to the observation tower. We pulled in at around 4:30 - 5:00 in the afternoon and observed several cars pulled into side areas with single men in them who... More 

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East Patchogue, New York
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Have gone there every year that I visited Aruba. Most of the time you can get some good pics, but you have to be fast. Birds don't stay still, and flee in an instant. A lot depends on the time of day and how quiet it has been. The tower is not the place to view. Need to go closer... More 

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