Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest nature reserve in Bermuda and an important one. It covers 59 acres and over 500 species of birds, including waterfowl, make Spittal Pond Nature Reserve their home at some point during the year. Though January is the best time to visit for avid bird watchers, the winter and spring months find many different types of species spending time in the reserve.
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve has a series of trails which visitors can walk along to soak in the scenery of the nature reserve and from which to do bird watching. Within Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a wetland which is home to mangrove forests and grassland. It is part of the Ramsar Committee, which is an organization dedicated to protecting, conserving and sustaining the world’s wetlands.
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is conveniently located on the eastern part of Bermuda in Smith’s Parish, close to Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton. It can be reached via car or other forms of motor transportation, including public bus. Another more adventurous way to reach Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is by renting a bike and getting there by cycling down the Bermuda Railway Trail. Entrance to Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is free, and it is open daily from sunrise to sunset.