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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

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Address: Little Cayman
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Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed...

Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed boobies and a large colony of swooping frigate birds.

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If you are in to learning about the native birds you should stop in. They have two levels with telescopes so you can observe the birds. It would seem that the birds are mostly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2016
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San Jose, California
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So Cal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there in August- maybe other months are better- but to me, this was little more than a swampy, stinky bird sanctuary. (If I was a bird, I'd move!)

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Very informative talk with the guy looking after the reserve, about the birds and the wild life on the island.

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Spent some time at the reserve and learned a lot about boobys and frigate birds as well. Most importantly one is able to see these magnificent birds from the building on the eastern end of the pond which houses a small "museum" and shop. The volunteers are knowledgeable and pleasant. We had the pleasure of a presentation which was excellent.... More 

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Boyce, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The overlook by the Visitors Center is ideal and there are lots of birds - mostly nesting in the trees. Be prepared to deal with some very unpleasant odors!!

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Booby Pond is a nature reserve, which is the largest nesting place of endangered Red-footed Boobies in whole Caribbean. I decided to visit this area as several of the locals told me that this was a must see on Little Cayman. I am not sure if it was the wrong time of day or wrong time of the year but... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you are in to learning about the native birds you should stop in. They have two levels with telescopes so you can observe the birds. It would seem that the birds are mostly in the treetops across the pond so you do need help in spotting them. The telescopes made all the difference. The woman manning the building was... More 

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We spent about an hour here, reading all the information panels, frigate and booby watching and doing a little shopping. Helped with ID'ing a couple of birds and shells too. Quite pleasant and informative.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

These birds nest side by side but fight over each other's catches during the day in order to feed their babies. Frigates dive bomb the boobies as they return from a day out at sea, their crops full of fish to regurgitate for their waiting babies. The screeching of the birds is heard up and down the lagoon, and by... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We visited the Booby pond a couple of times but best time to go is later afternoon when there is somebody available in the building. We were given the background and details to the whole place which was really useful and told with an obvious passion for the subject. They have telescopes there which are free to use for getting... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Well worth the visit, even though only open in the afternoons. Run by highly helpful volunteers who will provide as much information as you'd like or leave you alone - you choose. Free to visit, but donations appreciated. Information provided on the entire island, not just the birds. Bird viewing across the pond is fascinating as the Frigates harass the... More 

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