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Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda

(4.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The only other place in the world where you can see these birds is the Galapagos so check them out while you can here! I honestly didn't have a great desire to go but was out numbered. I am so glad we...  more »
  • I think Barbuda has many more birds in residence than people. This is a worthwhile activity if you are on Barbuda, or stop at Barbuda (cruise, or ferry from Antigua). A trip by boat across the lagoon ...  more »
  • A short ride in a fishing boat through the lagoon to the sanctuary. Guides were most informative and the birds were fascinating. A must see if you're in Barbuda. 
  • Single place. Frigate on the draw.
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