Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Bermuda

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Bermuda, located close to the Atlantic coast of Smith's Parish. Surrounding the third largest pond in Bermuda, Spittal Pond, it covers an area of 60 acres (24 ha). It is one of 13 parks or reserves managed by the Bermuda Department of Conservation Services which protects and conserves environmentally critical areas and habitats.

The pond reserve, a wetland site, is one of the seven Ramsar Sites in Bermuda, which was approved on 10 May 1999 for the criteria (i, iii and iv) of its unique characteristics such as its lagoon which is permanently brackish, ecology featuring wet grassland and mangrove forests, seasonal shorebirds, other ver run waterbirds and European eels. It is also home to many types of species mostly including birds.
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  • if you are interested in nature - Spittal Pond should not be missed. The birding can be very interesting. There are interesting geologic formations , historical features and wonderful views of the...  more »
  • A lovely mostly easy hike through a variety of Bermuda environments from pond to woodland to dramatic coast  more »

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