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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

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Address: Little Cayman
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Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed...

Home to one of the hemisphere's largest breeding populations of red-footed boobies and a large colony of swooping frigate birds.

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If you are in to learning about the native birds you should stop in. They have two levels with telescopes so you can observe the birds. It would seem that the birds are mostly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you are in to learning about the native birds you should stop in. They have two levels with telescopes so you can observe the birds. It would seem that the birds are mostly in the treetops across the pond so you do need help in spotting them. The telescopes made all the difference. The woman manning the building was... More 

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New York City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We spent about an hour here, reading all the information panels, frigate and booby watching and doing a little shopping. Helped with ID'ing a couple of birds and shells too. Quite pleasant and informative.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

These birds nest side by side but fight over each other's catches during the day in order to feed their babies. Frigates dive bomb the boobies as they return from a day out at sea, their crops full of fish to regurgitate for their waiting babies. The screeching of the birds is heard up and down the lagoon, and by... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We visited the Booby pond a couple of times but best time to go is later afternoon when there is somebody available in the building. We were given the background and details to the whole place which was really useful and told with an obvious passion for the subject. They have telescopes there which are free to use for getting... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Well worth the visit, even though only open in the afternoons. Run by highly helpful volunteers who will provide as much information as you'd like or leave you alone - you choose. Free to visit, but donations appreciated. Information provided on the entire island, not just the birds. Bird viewing across the pond is fascinating as the Frigates harass the... More 

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We enjoyed viewing the birds from the multiple free telescopes and learning about the other unique species on the island (rock iguana, snails, snakes, and others). The indoor exhibit is relatively small, but well done and an easy walk from our lodging at the Little Cayman Beach Resort.

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Beautiful birds at the booby pond. There even is a observation platform and the people of the reserve can tell a lot about the birds. Also a nice little shop.

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idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Learned a lot about Boobies and Frigates and the amazing relationship they share in the reserve! They have wonderful viewing decks with telescopes to get an up close view of the nests.

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Thank mtnspirit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

There were no boobys out until I was on the runway leaving the island ..great area set aside for them.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

The museum and lookout for the Boobies was amazing! Lots of frigates and nest activity. Museum has binoculars for free usage.

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