Trinidad Birdwatching Tour
About our trip to Trinidad
In March 1996 we joined an 11-day birdwatching tour in
Trinidad and Tobago organized by Caligo Ventures. In Trinidad, we
stayed at the Asa Wright Nature Lodge and made daily excursions
to prime birding sites with Jogi Ramlal and his son Mahese. Jogi
has been guiding birders in the field for 50 years -- beginning
when a Cornell birding station was located near the Asa Wright
planatation. He is expert at know where to find birds and how to
attract them so we could get a good view.
Trinidad is an exciting place to start birding in the tropics.
There are many species, from hummingbirds to hawks, some unique
to Trinidad and some found also in South America. We saw over 160
species on Trinidad and Tobago - most of them new to us. Some
sharp-eyed members of our group saw over 190 species.
Our picture list gathers all 80+
pictures with titles. The categories are by type of picture,
rather than birding location. Only some of the pictures are
included in the descriptions.
Birding locations in Trinidad
We traveled thoughout the northern half of Trinidad. The
birding sites on the map are:
Birding in Trinidad: trip report
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