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“Go Early” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parrot Preserve

Parrot Preserve
Ranked #8 of 39 things to do in Cayman Brac
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Owner description: Parrot Preserve - A must see is the 180 acre preserve which was established to protect the endemic, endangered Cayman Brac Parrot. There is a two mile nature trail for hiking through the Preserve--a good place to see the beautiful local flora and fauna as well.
Saint Charles, Illinois
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Go Early”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

You have to either go early or late. We went late but did not see any parrots although I swear we could hear them. The area is not well marked and the map handed out on the island isn't very detailed and it seems some of the road names have been changed or something. There is a large placard along the road announcing the preserve and a parking area on the other side of the road to park. You then walk back to a board walk that takes you into the forest. Not too far along the board walk ends and the path consists of iron shore, take good shoes and water.

Visited October 2013
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MN
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Aggressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

Don't think that coming to Cayman Brac, you won't get some aggressive hiking in! The limestone formations here were interesting, and really chewed up my hiking tennis shoes. But so worth it. Saw 2 parrots, in flight, and fast! Couldn't get a picture, but did see 2 hermit crabs on the trail...awesome!

Visited March 2013
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Grand Cayman
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Time your walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The elevated platform was excellent for walking but most of the walk is on dolomite and with only trainers a great deal of the walk was spent watching where you were stepping rather than watching the trees for birds. I would definitely go early morning - we went mid morning and saw nothing.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Maria E
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice nature walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

You should make a trip here if you enjoy nature, otherwise, you'll probably be pretty bored. With that being said, the trails are beautiful and the sounds abundant. The parrots are notoriously sneaky to spot so keep in mind that you mind not actually see one (but you'll sure hear them!) The other birds are very playful and if you keep still long enough you will start to notice that there are small lizards everywhere! The lizards here were significantly less shy than those I encountered elsewhere on the island, even somewhat curious of me. The longer you stay the more wildlife you will see. I am a mosquito magnet so I needed the insect repellent I brought but I would recommend it to others as well. There is a lot to see but you have to be willing to look for it!

Visited August 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Parrot Preserve”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This was pretty good, but there was more to hear than to see. The ones we saw were gorgeous. They are amusing, and can be pretty silly sometimes.

Visited June 2012
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