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Observing the evening flight of the Scarlet Ibis
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Hiking the oldest protected rainforest reserve in the western hemisphere
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Visiting the seabird sanctuary at Little Tobago
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Listening for the intriguing “bonk” call of the Bearded Bellbird
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Spotting 25 new birds before breakfast at Asa Wright

Trinidad & Tobago: A Tropical Birding Hotspot

Jan 22-31, 2023

10 days | Trinidad & Tobago | Birding

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Our travellers always enjoy the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. In fact, those who go as self-described “non-birders” usually return as converts! And it’s easy to understand why. The bird life here is astonishingly varied and visible, making for an excellent and relaxed introduction to birds of the New World Tropics. We could observe over 200 bird species during this trip!

We begin on our adventure on Trinidad, where the world-renowned Asa Wright Nature Centre will be our base. Located in an idyllic forest setting, it simply teems with birds and you might see 20-30 bird species before breakfast. During our stay on Trinidad, we’ll observe the Scarlet Ibis at their famous evening roost at Caroni Swamp, see the highly unusual Oilbird, journey from the lowlands to the mountains in search of the gaudy Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, and listen for the intriguing “bonk” of the Bearded Bellbird ringing through the rainforest.

We will then fly to Tobago, the smaller of the two islands with its own special attractions. In addition to walking in the world’s very first rainforest reserve, there will be excellent swimming and snorkelling in the aquamarine waters, and a boat trip to the seabird island of Little Tobago where we’ll watch striking Red-billed Tropicbirds fly along the cliff faces and Brown Boobies skim the water’s surface.

If you are looking for a special treat, join us on our next tour to the sunny and warm islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Please call us to register for this amazing small group tour!
Birding Quest Nature Tours Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4575  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$250 are included.

"Organization was well done and everything was on time and as described." - Lyn J., 2019 T & T traveller

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Trinidad
2Nariva Swamp and the Atlantic Coast
3Aripo Savannah / Arena Forest
4Blanchisseuse
5Dunstan Cave
6Caroni Swamp
7To Tobago / Grafton Sanctuary
8Little Tobago Island
9Gilpin Trace
10Fly back to Port-of-Spain, flights home
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Your Tour Leader

A past president of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and retired school principal, Jean Iron is active writing for nature publications and participating in Wildlife Surveys for the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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Birding Quest Nature Tours Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4575  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$250 are included.

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