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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Barbuda
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Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird...

Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.

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Barbuda Day Trip from Antigua
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Well it's here or the Galapagos...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Onlythebest4me2
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 went. It really is such an incredible experience. You are so close to these amazing birds. It is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 brings you close in to the bird sanctuary where you can see many frigate birds with red pouches, much flapping, and fluttering and... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

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 the females to partner with them. Awesome birds with a 6 ft wingspan

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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. Our boat was full and it accommodated the 8 passengers comfortably. I must admit that it was a pretty fast though... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I visited the bird sanctuary in March 2016. We got close to the birds and saw the amazing red breasted males! It was awesome! I would highly recommend a visit to the bird sanctuary while in Barbuda.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It's for you who loves to see the nature! If you already in Barbuda, schedule this. It's very short ride on the speed boat.

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Treuddyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We took a local tour arranged by our hotel, as it was early-ish in the morning we were the only ones on the boat, and the only ones visiting the colony for the entirety of the trip. It's a quick boat ride across the lagoon, and then you start spotting the frigate birds. We were there in the mating season... More 

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Bergenfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A must visit on your trip to Barbuda. The beauty of the birds when they extend their wings. It was amazing to me to find birds nesting in the ocean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The largest frigate colony is on Barbuda and you take a small (bumpy) boat out to them. The birds are not disturbed in any way and there was only one other very small group whilst we were there. It was very interesting if a little smelly (the birds only eat flying fish). Well worth the trip

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