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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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marilynbell1354 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brampton, Canada37 contributions46 helpful votes
Barbuda has been on my bucket list for many years. We took the 2 hours Barbuda Express boat from St. John's, Antigua. Nice ride (crappy boat ). The Frigate Bird Sanctuary was part of our tour package. To get there from Barbuda you need to take another 15 minute boat ride . The birds were quite amazing to see! I would recommend this trip to all bird watchers
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gene R J wrote a review Feb 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland4,299 contributions597 helpful votes
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We visited here as part of our Barbuda Express Day Tour arriving at the Codrington Fishery Dock at 10:30 AM. With its modern restroom, this new Japanese built facility was a good place for the various tour groups to arrive. They wanted a full wooden skiff to cross 7 km of the Codrington Lagoon National Park to its Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Nestled in the thick mangroves, our captain (willing and able to answer questions about the birds and environment) ran the motor quietly for 30 minutes maneuvering slowly among its 2500 pairs (red necked males, white necked females, white headed juveniles and white chicks) so everyone could had excellent photo opportunities. We returned back over the lagoon to our awaiting tours making this 1 hour tour a memorable "world class" experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jjm7923 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York41 contributions47 helpful votes
We visited the sanctuary with the Barbuda Belle staff. It was incredible to see so many birds during the prime of the mating season. Well worth the visit!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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880ronnie wrote a review Jan 2020
Long Island, New York11 contributions27 helpful votes
A nice trip from Barbuda Belle hotel, we were taken from the hotel with a boat and very, very close to the birds.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Richard L wrote a review Aug 2019
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions
The bird Sanctuary is a must do if you're in Barbuda. Boating through the thousands of birds is pretty impressive. We did it in the winter of 2019 and the birds had just come back from the hurricane. To access the the bird sanctuary it's best to have a local tour guide. We booked a tour with Guinness through the ArtCafe. He's a local lobsterman who grew up on the island, and owns a stretch of beach out on 17 mile beach. He had a shack bar out there that was destroyed in the storm. He'll pick you up in the AM at the old harbor, and drive you out across the lagoon to the bird sanctuary, and tell you all sorts of info a long the way. He stops at his beach, the red sand beach, and a few others spots and gives you time to hang out and swim. Afterward we bought some Lobsters from him and he cooked them up for us at his house. He can be a bit quiet at first, but warmed up fast with us. I think the tour was 200 or 300 EC, I can't remember exactly. You might also be able to find him simply by going up to the Chill Spot bar and asking around, he hangs up there frequently. Attached a few pictures we took.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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