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Bubali Bird Sanctuary

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Address: J E Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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+297 582 3777

Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black...

Birdwatchers will enjoy Bubali Pond, a sanctuary for pelicans, black cormorants, sandpipers and wood storks as they fish, bathe and play in this scenic waterscape.

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Hard to find We love bird watching. Brought the binoculars, not much to see at all. Saw a few birds among the mangroves. Lots of pigeons. People told many birds ate gone due to... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to visit the sanctuary as she is an avid bird watched. Firstly, there are NO signs indicating where the bird sanctuary is. We found one dirt road that ended at trees. At another dirt road, we found the bird tower. When we exited our car, lo and behold there was a used condom on the... More 

Thank Christina D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aided by others' guidance, we found this quite easily opposite the Dutch windmill. Drive straight ahead along a slightly bumpy dirt track to park near the​ observation platform. There was a nervous dog near​ it and while we were there a local arrived and filled a bowl with water and gave it food. The dog's reaction showed it was something... More 

Thank Neil C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We found no trace of this attraction. The area is there, but grossly overgrown and untended. I do not believe you could see birds in there if you tried. Sorry. Not worthy of stopping in.

Thank William O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited Bubali Bird Sanctuary twice during our stay in Aruba, climbing the sturdy observation tower looking out over reeds and water hyacinth. If you have a map, the reserve is easy to find, though we agree with others there is almost no signage. On our first visit there were a few egrets but little else. Our second visit was... More 

Thank Sox299
Maspeth, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We heard about this place from our tour guide. What they neglected to tell us was when to go. We went midday and not much to see. There are no signs to even tell you where the sanctuary is located. It is not a park but open space. We learned after our trip there that the best time to go... More 

Thank RCBoyle
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hard to find We love bird watching. Brought the binoculars, not much to see at all. Saw a few birds among the mangroves. Lots of pigeons. People told many birds ate gone due to snake population

Thank slotgrandma
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We actually didn't find it. Not one single sign, showing where the "entrance" was. And the text that we read on different maps and guidebooks said nothing about that this is an area that is only for your own viewing. We thought it was a garden or somewhat attended area which secured the viewing of certain birds.

Thank annica s
Chattahoochee, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The sign is gone. Take 10 bus to RUI and Butterfly farm, walk north around the corner and head for the windmill/Diana's Pancakes. The unmarked entrance is across from the windmill. The tower is a short ways down the dirt road. We were there in the early afternoon so of course all the birds were taking their siesta. I imagine... More 

Thank EdwardWarren
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is just a natural area with peace and tranquility. It was a short walk from the RUI hotels and had lots of colorful birds.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I didn't even realize this was a bird sanctuary until i found this TripAdvisor listing... We didn't see a sign or anything - just noticed a 'road' and a viewing platform and decided to check it out. Someone had recently cut back the brush along one side of the waterway, so maybe some maintenance is in progress. The platform provided... More 

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