Bird watching in Trinidad & Tobago travel guide


Keen birders know all about Big Days – when you attempt to see as many birds as you can in a 24 hour period. You won’t have any problems fulfilling this ambition in Trinidad and Tobago where there are 460 species living in a cornucopia of Caribbean habitats. However, in Trinidad and Tobago, as with everything, the ‘big’ thing is really all about the people who take you to see the birds. Because although it is a top ornithology destination it is also a leader in chill-ology, rum-ology, limbo-ology and beautiful beach-ology. And as bird watching vacations come with the most fantastic local guides, you can choose which “ology” you would like each day, to create the most stunning vacation around equally stunning birds, with the likes of white-tailed sabrewing and ruby-topaz hummingbirds, scarlet ibis and the gorgeous blue-crowned motmot. This bird watching in Trinidad and Tobago guide gives all the insider info on seeing birds, in paradise.

Best time to go bird watching
in Trinidad & Tobago


And now for the feather forecast. There is no best time to go bird watching in Trinidad and Tobago because there is always something to see – although Nov-Apr covers many of the peak nesting times. In Jan-Mar, scarlet ibis numbers are greatest, although they are here all year round. Nov-Mar is the time to see red-billed tropicbirds nesting on Little Tobago, plus winter migrants such as yellowlegs, willet and egrets. Southern migrants such as the black-throated mango, fly in May-Sep, and North American waders in Aug-Sep. Jan-Feb are the driest months, Apr-May the hottest.
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Written by Catherine Mack
Bird watching vacation in Tobago

Bird watching vacation in Tobago

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