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Booby Pond Nature Reserve

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For the Hardcore Birdwatcher

I was there in August- maybe other months are better- but to me, this was little more than a... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
NicciSoCal
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So Cal
The Boobies

Very informative talk with the guy looking after the reserve, about the birds and the wild life on... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
taranacre
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was there in August- maybe other months are better- but to me, this was little more than a swampy, stinky bird sanctuary. (If I was a bird, I'd move!)

1  Thank NicciSoCal
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very informative talk with the guy looking after the reserve, about the birds and the wild life on the island.

Thank taranacre
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Spent some time at the reserve and learned a lot about boobys and frigate birds as well. Most importantly one is able to see these magnificent birds from the building on the eastern end of the pond which houses a small "museum" and shop. The...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

The overlook by the Visitors Center is ideal and there are lots of birds - mostly nesting in the trees. Be prepared to deal with some very unpleasant odors!!

2  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Booby Pond is a nature reserve, which is the largest nesting place of endangered Red-footed Boobies in whole Caribbean. I decided to visit this area as several of the locals told me that this was a must see on Little Cayman. I am not sure...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
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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...More

Thank pnoack
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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.

Thank Maria212
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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...More

1  Thank Kay P
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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...More

Thank AndrewJ25
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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...More

Thank Lynda B
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