Barbudas Frigate Bird Sanctuary is located in the islands northwestern lagoon and is accessible only by boat. The sanctuary contains over 170 species of birds and is home to over 5,000 frigate birds. Fregata magnificens, the most aerial of waterbirds, possesses the largest wingspan (four to five feet) in proportion to its body size of any bird in the world. It is also known as the man o war bird, and the comparison to warships is a particularly apt one--with its superior size and flight capabilities, the frigate bird harasses less agile flyers like pelicans, egrets, and cormorants until they drop their catch. The male frigate is marked by its red throat pouch, which it can inflates as part of its courtship behaviour and as a defensive display. Courting takes place in the fall, and chicks hatch late in the year.
To visit Barbuda, you can take a 20-minute flight from Antigua or catch the high-speed ferry from St. John’s for a 90-minute boat ride to the island.
Once on island, you'll need a boat to reach the frigate bird sanctuary, and trips can be arranged with local operators in Codrington.
Please see our website for further information : http://www.barbudanorthbeach.com/
Tour includes a local guide and boat for 3 hrs. 4 people max. per boat.