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Flamingo Sanctuary

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Address: Bonaire
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Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western...

Home to one of the largest flamingo breeding grounds in the western hemisphere--over 10,000 birds. This area is not open to visitors.

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Great to See them in their Natural Habitat

Drive up to Lake Gotomeer and then thru the sanctuary and you should most definitely see plenty of flamingos. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive and spotting them in their natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
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Okla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Drive up to Lake Gotomeer and then thru the sanctuary and you should most definitely see plenty of flamingos. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive and spotting them in their natural habitat. Although shy and not usually close to the road, we did see a few close up and get some good pictures. I recommend taking a zoom lens and binoculars.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Stopped here as part of our Twizy tour driving little electric cars. What an amazing place, would have loved to spend more time here and definitely will come back if we visit again. Have never seen Flamingo's in the wild and to see hundreds of them scattered about the lake was amazing. As we traveled along the water I was... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The good thing about this sanctuary is, you'll have no difficulty finding flamingos to watch. There are plentiful and they are widespread. We saw a few doing things that we didn't know flamingos did, like sweeping his head side-to-side close to the water. The sanctuary is one of the things that makes Bonaire unique, and we enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We were only in Bonaire for the day but took the afternoon to drive around the island. Seeing the flamingoes was definitely on the list of things to do and we were not disappointed. There were so many that could be seen across the lake. Many photo opportunities from the shoreline. The whole scenery as you drive through the sanctuary... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was fascinating to watch so many flamingos in place. They provided lots of great photo opportunities.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Flamingo Sanctuary is on the north end of Bonaire in Lake Goto. We saw over 100 flamingos during our drive along the shore. The Flamingos are shy so you need to stay in your vehicle and take pictures out the window. We were told that during the nesting season (January to July) upwards of 15,000 flamingos visit the lake.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Seeing the flamingos in this open, natural environment was a real treat. As a Floridian, I'd been to many locations where I had seen groups of flamingos crowded together in a small area, but here, the flamingos had lots of space. It was quite beautiful to see, and is worthy of a drive through while on a tour of the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were lucky and were able to get close to the flamingos. Interesting to observe their behavior for awhile. Much nicer to see these wonderful birds in the wild rather than in a zoo setting. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although the flamingos were a bit far off, I was impressed to see so many of these beautiful pink animals. I liked the idea to have created a sanctuary in order to protect them.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

South of kralendijk you will come upon Mountains of salt that looks like snow. A short distance is the salt flats where a lot of the flamingos hang and eat the pink shrimp. This is also how they get their color. Take a telephoto lenses or binocular cause they are usually far off. Sometimes you can find them north of... More 

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