Morne Catherine Tour
Trinidad's most recently discovered birding hot spot. Located in Chaguaramas on the country's north-western peninsula, the trail meanders gracefully, sometimes rising sharply as it progresses towards its summit. The area is a restricted one and entry is gained by permits only, so prior notification is necessary. Over 100 species of birds can be found in this area. The occurrence of vagrants and other migrants from the mainland continent is frequent because of the area's close proximity to Venezuela. Best seen from 6:30 a.m. to noon.
Cost: US$85.00 per person

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Nariva Swamp Tour
This tour takes you cross-country to the eastern seaboard of Trinidad, thereby providing a great opportunity to view a wide cross-section of the northern areas of the country. A beautiful sandpit prevents mixing of the salt and fresh water. This freshwater ecology is different to the brackish-water ecology on the west coast. The flora is predominantly mangrove. The highlight of this tour is the viewing of our only remaining population of wild macaws on the island returning to their roost high up in the hearts of several cabbage palm trees. Other species found are the silvered ant bird, black-crested antshrikes, egrets, herons and hawks.
Cost: US$75.00 per person

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Matura Bay Turtle Tour
This is largely an evening tour to Matura Bay via Orosco Road but, depending on the need, could be made into a birding and turtle-viewing tour. If so, expect a long day. During the months of April through August, one can view these monstrous relics of the dinosaur age hurl themselves up on the beach, hopefully under moonlit skies and to the music of myriad insect and frog species accompanied by the roar of the ocean, a beautiful setting to see the nestling of our famous leatherback turtles. This Tour is highly recommended and ends around midnight.
Cost: US$112.00 per person

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