Booby Pond Nature Reserve
Booby Pond Nature Reserve
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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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Andrew M
7,174 contributions
Jan 2023
The Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a must visit for nature lovers. It is best to visit between November - June, as the birds raise their young during this period. The boobies were named due to their ease of capture, as they are not afraid of humans and you can easily approach them. The best viewing area is at the Gladys Howard National Trust House. The House provides information on the birds, other information on Little Cayman and also is a gift shop. You can access the viewing areas to the right of the House, and there is a stairway to the rear of the house which provides access to the upper viewing level. If you don't have binoculars, there are free viewing units, two on the lower level and one on the upper level.

We saw dozens of Boobies and Frigate birds swooping and circling above. This is a great area to take videos of the birds in flight and photos of the nature reserve. After leaving this area, walk along Guy Banks Road and view the Boobies nesting in the trees. You can get really close to the birds, as they don't seem to mind humans walking beneath them. You will get great photos of the birds and their white chicks. Other nearby attractions include the Museum and Church
Written 29 January 2023
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Rik Smith
10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It was a great to experience the animals in their natural habitat. Also had a change to learn about the ecology of Little Cayman
Written 18 June 2022
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barryr934
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa39 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nice viewing platforms, even telescopes. Bring your 10x binocular and bug spray. Watch the frigates trying to rob the red footed boobies of food. West Indian whistling ducks and lots more. What a pleasure!
Written 7 December 2020
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Amy0328
Los Angeles, California107 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice bit of bird watching. Nesting Boobies and Frigates! (They insist I write more when there's nothing more to say about this.)
Written 11 March 2020
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SurfDiveSkiHuntCamp
Bay Village, OH195 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Yep, everywhere. Trees, water, flying, nesting, mating, bickering, raising young, eating...

These are curious large birds you can observe from a couple viewing stations along the pond. The building was closed but upper and lower decks are always open. There is a gift shop and picnic tables for visitors.

Seeing the birds fish in the open sea is the real action. Some species can dive almost 20 feet deep to catch a meal.

Written 30 April 2019
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cbhe
Indianapolis, IN126 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Enjoy easy views of nesting red-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds along with many other resident and migrating birds. The gift shop offers some interesting facts and local information as well. (open 3-5 pm)
Written 24 March 2019
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TVHOST
Myrtle Beach, SC895 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Okay- Boobies were there nesting in the trees but it was not spectacular or anyting. But they are unusual looking birds.
Written 12 November 2018
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN672 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
This small but well done museum features viewing sites for birds as well as a small but informative display of other creatures on the island. There a few souvenirs available as well.
Written 12 November 2018
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Pecan10
Battle Creek, Michigan250 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
There were many baby boobies at the time of our trip. They are so cute. They look like white Big Birds. We weren't able to talk to the experts though. And we were careful not to get down wind of the preserve, which is within walking distance of the resort.
Written 7 May 2018
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Carguy50036
Boone, IA38 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Stop by here on your trip to Little Cayman. You can see some unique birds that are unique to the islands. It’s a must stop in a day trip.
Written 24 March 2018
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