& Tobago

GuideLocal Guide
DatesAny Time
Birding Days11.5
Ground Price£2500
Flight ex UK£600
Local Guide chosen from our selection of excellent guides. We take care to choose locally-based guides who know the birds of their locality. They ensure you get a bird-filled tour, with the additional benefit of first-hand knowledge of the culture of the country.
Introduction to the Neotropics ... this tour is very popular. Led by local experts, it uses the excellent guides at our lodges, often providing species lists equal to major guided tours.
The Asa Wright feeders bring in many of the local hummingbirds, including Tufted Coquette, Blue-chinned Sapphire, White-necked Jacobin and Copper-rumped Hummingbird. Other birds which can be seen in the grounds include; Golden-headed and White-bearded Manakins, Channel-billed Toucan, White Hawk, Ornate Hawk-eagle, Golden-olive and Chestnut Woodpeckers, Collared, Violaceous and White-tailed Trogons, Black-tailed Tityra, six species of Tanager, Purple and Green Honeycreepers, Crested Oropendola, Spectacled Owl, Blue-headed Parrot, Bearded Bellbird and Blue-crowned Motmot. The grounds are also home to the bizarre Oilbird.
Blanchisseuse is excellent for both Black and Turkey Vultures and White Hawk, Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Little Tinamou, Green Kingfisher, Stripe-breasted Spinetail, Long-billed Gnatwren and Black-faced Ant- thrush. At the nearby shore, Brown Pelican, Black Skimmer, Nearctic waders, and perhaps Magnificent Frigatebird and Red-billed Tropicbird.
Aripo Savannah is a rare grassland area left in Trinidad. Species include Pearl, Grey-headed and Hook-billed Kites, Grey and Savanna Hawks, Yellow-headed Caracara, Red-bellied Macaw, Striped Cuckoo, Southern Lapwing, Sulphury and Bran-colored Flycatchers, Southern Beardless-tyrranulet, Yellow-hooded and Red-breasted Blackbirds, Grey-rumped Parrotlet, Yellow-throated Spinetail, Masked Yellowthroat and Yellow-rumped Cacique.
Two swamps, Nariva and Caroni, offer Little and Mangrove Cuckoos and Red- capped Cardinal, Boat-billed and Cocoi Herons, Silvered Antbird, Pygmy Kingfisher, Pinnated Bittern, Limpkin, Azure Gallinule, Dark- billed and Mangrove Cuckoos, Greater Ani, Straight-billed Woodcreeper and Fork-tailed Flycatcher as well as the famous and unforgettable Scarlet Ibis roost.
Tobago has pristine rainforest in the island's centre at Gilpin Trace, the offshore island of Little Tobago, and Buccoo Marsh, where species include many not found on Trinidad, including White-tailed Sabrewing, Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Blue-backed Manakin, White- fringed Antwren and Venezuelan Flycatcher. Seabirds include Brown and Red-footed Boobies, Red-billed Tropicbird, Bridled and Sooty Terns and Magnificent Frigatebird.