Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda

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Frigate Bird Sanctuary remains a home to one of the largest colonies of frigate birds in the world. Watch dozens of rare birds from a boat tour, guided by a native Barbadian. The area also serves as a safe place for nesting pelicans, gulls, and terns. Locally called man-of-war thanks to its tendency to steal food from other species, the frigate bird is a fearless creature, so you can often approach it and observe from a short distance. If you visit with an authorized guide, make sure to book a day in advance, and try to make a quick stop at a nearby beach. A visit to Frigate Bird Sanctuary represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barbuda trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • June 27, 2017
    the boat driver guiness takes u very slowly thru this bird sanctuary and all the males were gone in june when i went ut so many females and babies! worth it! wear sunblock and when u return Jala has l...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    This sanctuary is a must. The guides are always professional. Besides this we have cost $ 50 for 4. Go ahead.
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  • June 12, 2017
    This sanctuary of frigates is very interesting to see. To get there take the ferry to St. John or a tour operator that offers the service. The crossing up to Barbuda lasts 90 minutes and the sea is very rough. Made to Barbuda, take a small boat motor that will take you to the sanctuary. The frigates to red breasts (males) are not present during the summer months. Only females and babies are at the sanctuary, but they are in large numbers.
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  • June 4, 2017
    Amazing frigate birds. A must see if you holiday in Antigua and Barbuda
  • June 30, 2017
    Making amazing memories!
  • June 21, 2017
    A truly impressive and rich in fauna and flora
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  • September 4, 2016
    Single place. Frigate on the draw.
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