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The 6 best nature reserves in the Caribbean

The 6 best nature reserves in the Caribbean

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Frigate Bird Sanctuary


Along the west coast of Barbuda, the Codrington Lagoon National Park plays host to more than 5,000 of these bizarre-looking birds, in addition to a huge variety of other bird species such as tropical mockingbirds, Christmas birds, the West Indian whistling tree duck and a number of other seabirds.

The Frigate Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird sanctuary in the Caribbean, and is only accessible by boat. The lagoon, which stretches over 3,600 hectares, is an official Ramsar Convention on Wetlands site and home to more than 170 bird species as well as the frigate birds.

Sea taxi tours of the lagoon with authorised operators from the Codrington jetty are available daily (though they need to be arranged in advance), but the best time to visit is during the mating season, from September to April. The Frigate Bird Sanctuary is the perfect stop off for animal-lovers visiting on a private yacht or chartering a superyacht in Antigua and Barbuda.

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