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“Great for Wildlife”

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Owner description: Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed boobies and a large colony of swooping frigate birds.
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great for Wildlife”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is a great place to watch birds, particularly the Red Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds that breed here. Evenings here afford magnificant photo opportunities as the waters are still and highly reflective. The National Trust Centre provides good information on the island and goods are sold that raise funds for the project. However, they did not have a bird identification book nor was there anyone there who was knowledgeable about the bird life. We identified some rarer migrants that had been blown in by the winds but there seemed to be little interest in this information which was disappointing. It would be good to have at least a bird identification book available to visitors and a link to someone with knowledge of the local bird life. However, a very worthwhile place to visit for those who enjoy wildlife.

Visited December 2012
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Port Republic
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bird Watching”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Unique because of the Booby and Frigate population being the largest in the Western Hemisphere and are readily available for viewing from the trust House on Booby Pond.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Reid G
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Lots of Birds”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed at the Club Condos and in between dives visited the reserve. You will need along lens, say 400 to see the birds, but alot here

Visited July 2012
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Thank diver01
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Whistling Ducks”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

I eventually tracked down these elusive birds and it was worth it. Lots of wading birds and little chicks too.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Jumierah
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dry season not so much...”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

In late March the island is bit dry, and the lake low and somewhat smelly. I'm not a big "birder" but it was still neat to see.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Torontogoodguy
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