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Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda
(4.8/5 based on 65+ 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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  • A great trip on small boats with informative guides to see the Frigates mating season had just started so it was great seeing the males puff up their red chests and make the mating calls to attract th...  more »
  • visited in August 2012 as part of the daily visit to the island from Antigua: is one of the largest in the world, with over 5,000 frigates inhabiting Codrington Lagoon. with small motor boats explore the lagoon admiring these wonderful birds from huge wingspan.
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  • We took this trip as part of a tour package in August 2016. We had a bathroom break at the Fisheries Division on site before boarding a small boat or pirogue that would take us to the bird sanctuary. ...  more »
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  • Single place. Frigate on the draw.
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