Bubali Bird Sanctuary
12° 33' 57.528" N, 70° 2' 22.884" W

Bird Watching 101: Step 1 - come to Aruba! The Bubali Bird Sanctuary has a money back guarantee. Actually, it’s free, but the guarantee is still on as the relatively small area has become a resting and breeding area for more than 80 species of migratory birds.

When it comes to birds, let the squatters move in! The Minister of Tourism announced that Aruba intents to establish the Bubali Ponds as “breeding” zones and to increase the water circulation and sustainability of the sanctuary. Migratory birds, looking for lush vegetation in which to nest, find an oasis within the Bubali Bird Sanctuary. The nearby water treatment facility empties into two inter-connected man-made bird ponds. Birds that inhabit the sanctuary include herons, egrets, gulls, skimmers, coots, cormorants, numerous species of ducks and more. The observation tower allows birdwatchers to get a true birds' eye view.

Located within walking distance of the Palm Beach resorts, the Bubali Bird Sanctuary offers some unique bird watching opportunities. You can’t miss it as it is located just in front of the historical Old Dutch Windmill. Make sure to bring your camera as many of these birds will randomly fly by the observation tower giving a little show. This is a great place to bring kids for a unique and possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be so close to the untamed.

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