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Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay)

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Bird lovers have enjoyed visiting this tranquil country cottage, patios & quaint Garden to feed the birds. Just 35 minutes from Montego Bay Rocklands Bird Sanctuary has operated over 55 years. Visitors get to feed colorful hummingbirds birds by...more
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Rocklands Road | Near Montego Bay & Anchovy on Rocklands road., Wiltshire, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for mid afternoon as we were told it was quieter. Arrived and we ended up being alone for over 30 minutes, The manager was gentle spoken, knowledgeable and helpful, we sat down and were given a tray on our knees with bid seed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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conleysalmon, Owner at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for the kind review , glad you enjoyed the experience !

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Wow what a wonderful experience this was. Don't take an organized tour here, just arrange with a local Taxi driver to take you. The drive is up a steep narrow road full or pot holes and you arrive at what looks like a private house...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VeryRegularTraveller
conleysalmon, Owner at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming and for your complimentary review, we are happy to know you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

$40 per person to feed hummingbirds and walk around hoping to see other birds, which you may not. The hummingbird experience was amazing, but not worth the $80 my husband and I spent for what equated to a half hour of feeding birds and 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is located in the mountains near Montego Bay, and took about 90 minutes by taxi from Negril, and some windy bumpy roads to get to. A few of us got sick in the taxi (both ways 😳), but it was still totally worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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conleysalmon, Owner at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thanks for you visit and kind review and rating. Do come again.

Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

DO NOT get in a taxi and not ask for the price of the fare before you set off. 2km into this trip and we were dealt with a $250 bill. Visited the bird sanctuary and sat for 20 minutes with my finger out listening...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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conleysalmon, Owner at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Definitely check and negotiate with taxis in Jamaica before any trip. . We have no connection with taxis whatsoever to sorry this spoiled your visit. !! Rocklands is a bird sanctuary and the main attraction is having wild humming birds sit and feed from your...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place, amazing view, so many interesting birds as well as plants/flowers. I had a wonderful time!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Every birdwatcher who wants to see many different bird species in a short period of time must visit Rockland's bird sanctuary. Of course the streamertails that come on your finger are fun, but the place is really interesting because, thanks to the offering of different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Beyond the beaches and cocktails Jamaica is famous for, we found this tiny oasis of tranquility. It was mesmerizing to see the delicate "doctor birds" --gorgeous green-and-black, swallow-tailed symbols of Jamaica--up close. The hummingbirds are impossibly tiny, incredibly shiny creatures that come and perch on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

A tranquil and beautiful place of calm and natural wonder. The hummingbirds are absolutely stunning, and to have the delicate little creatures perch on your finger is a really wonderful experience. We also saw many other type of birds, including some rather rowdy parrots that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Its quite a small garden smacked in the hills of Montego Bay. However it's a birdlovers paradise as they are many species of birds all living in the wild, the hummingbird being the star of the show, as you get to interact personally with this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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conleysalmon, Owner at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for coming , we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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January 8, 2019|
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Response from conleysalmon | Property representative |
Yes April is a good time to do the tour, the hummingbirds are in beautiful plumage then. the sanctuary is open all year. Entry is USD$20 per adult. SEE FB and Tripadvisor for details.
May 10, 2018|
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Response from conleysalmon | Property representative |
the port is about a 30-40minute drive from the sanctuary. we are open daily from 10AM . entry is USD20. per adult. you should be able to get a taxi or tour bus from the port.
December 12, 2017|
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Response from conleysalmon | Property representative |
birds of north america or birds of the west indies there are also online aps
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trip report.. Rocklands bird sanctuary (3 Replies)
Hadnt planned to go here initially but decided to stop here on route to negril so the family could experince feeding the hummingbirds.. we went here last march and there were lots of hummingbirds and other varieites.. this time there were only a few which is a shame as they did not expereince waht we had..It was a long time before one perched on my duaghters finger to drink from the sugared water feeding bottle..my mum in law never got one...there were couple birds who ate the seed off...More
July 31, 2009|
Response fromViolet1431|
I am sorry your family did not get to experience the full magic of Rocklands. Thank you for posting a heads up for people thinking of going at this time of year. For me, Rocklands is still my favourite place that I have visited on the island. :D
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Rocklands bird sanctuary from JRB ? (10 Replies)
Can anyone tell me how long the ride is ? Is it worth it with small children (7,5,3) ? Thanks !
July 28, 2018|
Response frommax2|
You have to sit very quietly for the birds to come to you. I don't know if young children could be this quiet. Rockland is a wonderful experience.
Cape Cod, MA
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (2 Replies)
My friend and I are heading down to Negril at the end of January. We would really like to go to Rocklands. Does anyone think it would be possible to stop there on the day we leave Jamaica? Our flight back to the US is out of MBJ at 4:15pm. Also, anything else to do in the area on that day or should we just stick with Rocklands? Thank you.
January 12, 2010|
Response fromKrim|
Rocklands won't really be out of your way except where you turn off the main road. The closer you get to their place the worse the road gets. Personally I was a bit disappointed when I went here in October. The caretaker is very interesting and also takes you around the grounds and points out all sorts of things but I just didn't feel it was worth the money. We paid $15 just for the 'entrance fee' plus our transportation there. Then the guide there mentioned more than once that the $15 went...More