Waterfowl Sanctuary

A stunning five-acre waterfowl sanctuary lies at the heart of Jumby Bay Island. This undisturbed natural world is home to a rare mix of beautiful tropical birds, including graceful egrets, playful bananaquits, whistling ducks, hummingbirds and the marvelous Blue Pelican.

For decades, the waterfowl sanctuary was a cherished signature element of the private island. Following a period of slow environmental decline that led to the disappearance of many birds, the homeowner’s association undertook active restoration of the waterside preserve in 2014. The rehabilitation project, which involved the carving of new waterways, implementation of aeration systems and addition of viewing areas, has transformed the property. The grasses and ponds are flourishing and the birds have returned home to this magical island habitat.