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Address: Negril, Jamaica
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Two-mile stretch of swampland, part of the Great Morass.

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Saw lots of birds

Its hard to get there(hire a driver), but if you time it right, you'll see a lot of interesting and different birds. We counted about 20 species. We were fortunate to be there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 3, 2012
Bob M
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Charlottesville

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Charlottesville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Its hard to get there(hire a driver), but if you time it right, you'll see a lot of interesting and different birds. We counted about 20 species. We were fortunate to be there alone. It might not be too good if there is a tour group there at the same time.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We went to the reserve and it is technically closed but for $10 US each we were allowed by security to walk around. There are board walks going around the facility and tons of different types of birds. We also saw mongoose and ground crabs. It was very beautiful.

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

It is very quiet here. I was waiting for dinos to come out of the trees lol

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Lots of birds! A very peaceful 45 minute walk on the boardwalk. It's like a mini rain forest. I thought it was a bit expensive at $10 US per person, but keep in mind that most of the money goes back to the gov't for maintenance.

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Personal tour along the boardwalk, ranger pointing out various trees and any wildlife he spotted. We didn't go in the museum cause we didn't realize that it was there! Beautiful place and there were no bugs when we were there either.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

A lovely place to go if you like birds and walking through some tropical greenery. I liked it (as I like birds) but it is obviously not well run or maintained. The toilets and cafe were closed. On the other hand, I'm sure the birds are happy to have the place to themselves!

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Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

some reposts say this is no longer open. We went last year, saw a lot of birds, nice boardwalk thru the palms and an observation tower. Its about a half hour or so out of town, you will need driver if you do not have a car. When we went there were not taxis hanging around to take people away,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is pleasant if passing by but I wouldnt make a special journey!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Very little signage to get out there (we drove on a scooter) but after a long dirth road you get to what looks like an abandoned place and its very cool jungle like setting. Don't fall for the tour guides at the entrance to the road. Entry fee is $10 each and the boardwalk loops through a palm forest with... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

You'll need a taxi to get there, and a nature guide if you don't know your birds, but you'll see a fair variety -- we saw egrets, little blue herons, moorhens, butterflies in profusion and one life bird -- East INdian whistling duck. There are no guides on site, and the facilities are in need of improvement, but the boardwalk... More 

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