Trinidad: Grande Riviere Piping-Guan Extension: Feb 21—23, 2018
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Our one-day extension to Grande Riviere offers the opportunity to search for one of the world’s rarest birds, the Trinidad Piping-Guan, or Pawi. Recent population estimates for this critically endangered species range from as low as 70 individuals to as high as 200. The forests around Grande Riviere offer the last refuge for this magnificent cracid. While nothing is guaranteed, our chances of locating a guan are better than 50 percent here. Additionally, this region provides better chances at seeing the highly-sought and difficult to see Lilac-tailed Parrotlet.
Finally, while this extension is a bit on the early side for breeding turtles, we might get lucky and see a massive Leatherback Turtle hauled out on the beach near our hotel. The beaches of Grande Riviere provide a major breeding site (March through August) for this species, the largest of the world’s sea turtles.