Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Encompassing the Northwest coast of Barbuda, the Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a protected nesting colony of large Frigate Birds, while also preserving the natural environment and ecosystem of Barbuda.

Visitors will be able to explore the mangrove coast and get closer to the Frigate Birds than anywhere else. Other activities are limited, the mangrove vegetation make hiking difficult, so kayak or other boat is the preferred mode of transportation.


Positioned in , always welcomes residents and vacationers who are rooming in this section of Antigua. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you are free to drop by to check it out.

The only sensible way of reaching Frigate Bird Sanctuary is via boat.

Frigate Bird Sanctuary is located on the northwestern part of the island of Barbuda, 2.7 miles south-southwest of Goat Island; it's to the northwest of Codrington.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to pick from in the neighborhood nearby this wildlife reservation. The most proximate eatery to Frigate Bird Sanctuary is Outback Barbuda, which offers Caribbean food. It is only about a mile and a half from the wildlife reservation, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Portsmouth Snackette and Gril and Barbuda Internet and Technology Center are a couple other refreshment choices nearby where guests can try something different in Antigua.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Barbuda Museum, which is within traveling distance in Codrington. Also think about making the trip to The Caves, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

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