The best introduction to South American flora and fauna - Trinidad - is the most southerly of the Caribbean islands comprising the West Indies. It's continental origin and proximity to South America, combined with its multiplicity of habitats, have resulted in an unusually diverse mixture of island and mainland flora and fauna that naturalists have long enjoyed.

Trinidad's species lists are impressive: 108 mammals, 430 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibeans, 620 butterflies, 2,300 flowering plants and all on an area of 4,828 sq.km. No other area in the West Indies, and very few areas in Tropical America, can match this species diversity. Visit the most accessible colony of nocturnal Oilbirds in the world.

Text courtesy of the Asa Wright Nature Centre and Lodge

Oilbird

Oilbird © Roger Ahlman

Asa Wright Nature Centre

Showing the 15 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Trinidad and Tobago, 2004, author Christopher Hall (added September 10, 2004)

Birding in Trinidad and Tobago - 2nd - 21st September 2015, author Teresa Montras Janer (added October 2, 2015)
(Caribbean, Trinidad, Tobago, Trinidad Piping-guan, Scarlet Ibis, Tufted Coquette, Oilbird, Blue-backed Manakin, Golden-headed Manakin, White-bearded Manakin)

Birding in Trinidad and Tobago - September 2015, author Teresa Montras Janer (link created October 2, 2015)
(Caribbean, Trinidad, Tobago, Trinidad Piping-guan, Scarlet Ibis, Tufted Coquette, Oilbird, Blue-backed Manakin, Golden-headed Manakin, White-bearded Manakin)

Trinidad and Tobago - October 23rd - November 4th 2016, author Paul Varney (added November 12, 2016)
(Asa Wright, NE Trinidad and Tobago)

Trinidad and Tobago, February 17th - 24th 2013, author Charles Spagnoli (added May 4, 2013)
(Trinidad piping-guan, Bearded bellbird, White-tailed sabrewing, Grassland yellow-finch)

Trinidad and Tobago Birding Trip Report - 28th April to 5th May 2005, author Peter Nash (added May 16, 2005)
(Trinidad Tobago)

Trinidad and Tobago - March 2014, author Michael Hurben (added March 24, 2014)
(Asa Wright, Caroni, Aripo, Nariva, Speyside, Rainforest, Little Tobago, Yerette)

Trinidad & Tobago, 11-21 May 2007, author Catherine McFadden (added June 3, 2007)
(Trinidad Piping-Guan, White-tailed Sabrewing)

Trinidad - Asa Wright Nature Center - December 26, 2007 - January 2, 2008, author Paul Jones (added January 30, 2008)
(Oilbirds to Ibises)

Trinidad & Tobago, 17th - 30th January 2004, author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)

Trinidad & Tobago - Birding in Paradise - January 2017, author Regina McNulty (added February 14, 2017)
(Asa Wright, Blue Waters, Little Tobago, Scarlet Ibis, Tufted Coquette, Tropic Birds, Oilbirds, Dunston Caves)

St.Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago - 23rd November - 10th December 2012, author Alan Baxter (link created February 14, 2013)

Trinidad and Tobago - 2nd - 13th April 2012, author Julian Thomas (added December 19, 2013)
(Oilbird, Bearded Bellbird, Scarlet Ibis, Red-billed Tropicbird)

Tobago - November 2014, author Paul Davis (added December 13, 2014)
(Blue Waters Inn, Speyside, Barred Antshrike, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Blue-crowned Motmot)

Tobago & Trinidad - 20th February - 6th March 2013, author Paul Brown (link created April 18, 2013)