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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Take a trip across the Codrington Lagoon National Park with a guide and explore the mangroves that is home to thousands of Magnificent Frigate Birds. The birds come here to mate and breed between September and April. Its the males that inflate their bright red throats to entice a female.

Frigate birds produce very little oil from their uropygial glands so their feathers would become sodden if they settled on the surface of the ocean and so they remain in the air. In addition, with their long wings relative to body size, they would have great difficulty taking off again so they "fish" for flying fish or fish chased to the surface of the water by other predators. Occasionally they steal from other birds.

Since the hurricane on 2017 the mangroves are gradually growing back and the bird colony is back to where it was.

Barbuda is home to the largest frigate bird colony in the western hemisphere.

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Opening Hours:

Find a licensed sea taxi at Codrington jetty in daylight hours.

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