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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Claire Frank
Because of the distance from any sort of commercial or human intervention, many rare species still flourish on Barbuda. So wildlife and bird watching is increasingly popular here. One of the main tourist attractions on Barbuda is the Magnificent Frigate Bird Sanctuary, situated in Codrington Lagoon. A forty-minute boat ride from the wharf, it is a spectacular sight even for non-bird watchers. The mating season from September to April offers bird watchers a delight to be amongst these white feathered and red breasted creatures around the mangrove. One can see them soaring high in the clouds and live solely on fish, which they often steal from other birds, giving them their local name Man O'War. They have few predators here and this nesting site on Barbuda has become one of the most important in the world for these fascinating and endangered birds.