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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Barbuda
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Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird...

Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.

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Up close with nature

My husband and I visited the bird sanctuary in March 2016. We got close to the birds and saw the amazing red breasted males! It was awesome! I would highly recommend a visit to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janie_pooh
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Ottawa
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Ottawa
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the bird sanctuary in March 2016. We got close to the birds and saw the amazing red breasted males! It was awesome! I would highly recommend a visit to the bird sanctuary while in Barbuda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's for you who loves to see the nature! If you already in Barbuda, schedule this. It's very short ride on the speed boat.

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Treuddyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We took a local tour arranged by our hotel, as it was early-ish in the morning we were the only ones on the boat, and the only ones visiting the colony for the entirety of the trip. It's a quick boat ride across the lagoon, and then you start spotting the frigate birds. We were there in the mating season... More 

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Bergenfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A must visit on your trip to Barbuda. The beauty of the birds when they extend their wings. It was amazing to me to find birds nesting in the ocean.

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Thank Lystra S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The largest frigate colony is on Barbuda and you take a small (bumpy) boat out to them. The birds are not disturbed in any way and there was only one other very small group whilst we were there. It was very interesting if a little smelly (the birds only eat flying fish). Well worth the trip

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Not being a "twitcher" type I wasn't sure about this but definitely worth doing; 15 minute boat trip across the lagoon from Codrington with a local boatman who was pretty knowledgeable. Incredible how close you can get to these birds with their young - you worry slightly if you are getting too closed but it is all marked off and... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Our tour was arranged by our sailing cruise. The sanctuary is in a mangrove lagoon, and is not accessible by foot. From the pier there is a bus ride to the lagoon and then a 15 minute ride in a small open air skiff. These huge birds are amazing and there are about 2000 of them all clustered together in... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited the sanctuary taken by George who gave a historical overview of the island of Barbuda to begin the tour. We went late afternoon so missed the heat at noon - we were alone so enjoyed the sanctuary to ourselves for 10 minutes which was amazing. This is the largest frigate colony in the world - we have seen... More 

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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We took the ride directly at Codrington wharf, asking the lady in the office which was the best time to visit. She told us the best was in the morning. Next morning, we started at 9:00AM with a boat ride and a visit of sanctuary. Birds really everywhere, also we were in the nesting season. We saw the dance and... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning trip seeing the birds in their natural environment so close, brilliant and the best of trips, worth every second

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