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Address: Major Donald Dr. (also known as Lighthouse Rd | Cayman Brac, Cayman Brac
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Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established...

Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established to protect the endemic, endangered Cayman Brac Parrot. There is a two mile nature trail for hiking through the Preserve--a good place to see the beautiful local flora and fauna as well.

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Very nice walk, not easy to find the entrance, went at wrong time to see parrots

Nice walk, little bit overgrown, be prepared, take care to follow the National Trust signs, wear good walking shoes. The 1/3 mile to the Bluff edge along the Bight path is also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk, little bit overgrown, be prepared, take care to follow the National Trust signs, wear good walking shoes. The 1/3 mile to the Bluff edge along the Bight path is also worth it for the view to the sea. We went early morning, but saw no parrots as we learned the next day from a local resident that at... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great for Flora/Fauna people. Take water and wear good shoes. We saw a big Iguana. It's a nice activity for dive off days.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We went to the Parrot Preserve around noon in late April and did indeed see a few parrots...but probably would have seen more in early morning or late afternoon. The boardwalk is easy to walk but we would rate the trails that we hiked as at least intermediate level, so as others have said, wear good hiking shoes or boots.

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We saw one pair of parrots. BUT! We went at the wrong time; we went in the late morning. But we had a guy tell us that early in the morning or late in the afternoon is best, because that's when the birds come out.

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Thank Uphilldeb
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Great seeing these parrot's in their natural state. Best to go early morning or after 4 to the road to the lighthouse. You can hear them if your car windows are down-and will then know to stop.

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Fairfield County, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We casually strolled on the boardwalk after parking the car a short ways away in the designated parking area. We immediately saw several parrots fly by. After walking about 50 yards farther they (or some others) were perched in a tree fairly close to the path. A Kodak moment! A plus is the red birch trees. If you go and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

You need to know that this is a nature reserve - not a zoo. If the parrots are willing to let you see them, you are lucky! You can enter the trail in a couple of places - on the west end off of the main road, or 2 places within the reserve off of Major Donald Rd. Bight Road... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Keswick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We anticipated seeing many parrots, however, we think we only saw 2. One looked like it flew towards the car as we were driving to the preserve, the other one flew across the road while we were parked. We didn't get a good look at either of them. We came about 6 times to look for parrots, but did not... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Spent the day driving around the island. Caves are definitely worthwhile, but maybe it was the wrong time of year for parrots. Walked to the end of the wooden path and turned back because it was miserably humid with no rewards. Gave it 2 stars because the forest and open caverns were interesting. The best part was seeing the red... More 

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Thorne Bay, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I enjoyed our trek around the parrot reserve. We even managed to see a couple of parrots! As with everything on the Brac, we were the only people on the trail. Nice evening stroll and the trail is easy walking.

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