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.


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

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

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Outback Barbuda, which sells Caribbean fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Outback Barbuda is only about a mile and a half away from the nature preserve, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Also within reach, you and your companions will find options including Portsmouth Snackette and Gril and Barbuda Internet and Technology Center allowing you to choose between a few different food and drink options.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Barbuda Museum, which is within driving range in Codrington. Also think about heading to The Caves, which is another nearby attraction.

More Information

Location: Barbuda


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