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Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary: Negril Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

Fonthill Nature Reserve

The Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary is a renowned wildlife reserve near Black River. This wildlife sanctuary is around 20 km towards the western side of Black river. The Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary is a well preserved sanctuary which houses different species of plants and animals.

This wildlife sanctuary is very serene and green. The Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary in Black River has a coastal mangrove preserve which shields from danger the topically American crocodile. This crocodile is an endangered species and is on the verge of extinction. This sanctuary protects these wild reptiles.

You will find and view a number of beautiful birds at the Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary at Black River. These birds eat the ripened pimento berries as well as sea grapes which grow by the narrow beach present here. You will also find many aquatic birds here in Black Waters in the southern part of country of Jamaica. These birds comprise of lunate bluewings, black-billed whistling ducks, herons, jacanas and also pelicans.

Beckford's Fonthill was used for cultivating pimento and logwood and raising cattle. The grassy scrubland of the coastal area was ideal for cattle ranching and sturdy, fast-growing acacia trees provided shade for the animals. Logwood trees can still be found scattered around the property.

European demand for logwood was high in the 18th century because it yielded a rich range of dyes from red-purple to orchid-blue and black. The Spanish identified the indigenous pimento tree in 1509 but it was almost two hundred years later before its dried berries were first marketed in London as allspice.

This wildlife sanctuary is home to local as well as migratory birds. More than three hundred crocodiles, as well as nesting sea turtles, sand sharks and many more can be found here. The bush here is very charming and has fully grown canopies, Cereus cactus as well as Hohenbergia.

While privately owned, Fonthill was a popular hunting site for 'bird shooters' whose preferred game were the pigeons and doves from the Columbidae family and especially the Bald Pate that makes its nest in the pimento trees on the property.

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Fonthill Wildlife Sanctuary Sightseeing Tours and Shore Excursions

White House Beach

White House Beach and Black River Safari Tour

  • Fonthill Nature Reserve
  • White House Beach
  • Lovers Leap
  • Floyd's Pelican Bar
  • Black River Safari
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 6:00 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Fonthill Nature Reserve

White House Beach and YS Falls Tour

  • Fonthill Nature Reserve
  • White House Beach
  • YS Falls
  • Lovers Leap
  • Floyd's Pelican Bar
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 6:00 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

 

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