Flamingo Pond Overlook

Whitby Highway, North Caicos
Our Rating:
4 conchs

Found off of King’s Road between Whitby and Horsestable Beach, this easy stop offers an excellent view south over the Flamingo Pond marsh on North Caicos. As the location’s name suggests, this area is typically inhabited by the West Indian Flamingo (also known as the Greater Flamingo), and the flocks here are at times in the thousands.

The main overlook area is about 300 feet from the pond, and the flamingos may be even farther out, so binoculars or a spotting scope will be necessary to get a really good view of the birds.

The number of flamingos here vary depending on the time of year and can be in the thousands.

This overlook spot is not really great for serious bird photography due to the difficulty in approaching the pond through the dense vegetation.

No entry fee.

Flamingo Pond is part of the Pumpkin Bluff Pond Nature Reserve and under the law in the Turks and Caicos, anyone caught harming the flamingos or their eggs can face a stiff fine or incarceration up to six months.

Last reviewed by an editor on 23 December 2012.
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