Trinidad and Tobago is a bit of a secret paradise...a tropical wonderland that is less "discovered" than some and happily not damaged by recent hurricanes. Hubby and I and a group of Audubon supporters enjoyed several days at the Asa Wright Nature Center on Trinidad and three more days at the Cuffie River Nature Retreat on Tobago.
A highlight was a magical twilight boat ride in the Caroni Mangrove Swamp where we were treated to the evening flight of Scarlet Ibis returning from scattered feeding locations in the swamp to their favorite mangrove island for night roosting....all while sipping Asa Wright's world-famous Rum Punch!
Susanne Apitz says...
Hello, Carol! This is the “Caligo” Susanne. Your pictures are wonderful. The little Tufted Coquette on your hummingbird post is cute; he’s one of my favorite birds at the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Such a little punk rock star! And the Tropicbird tails….
February 23, 2018
Carol Blackard says...
Thanks to everyone who is enjoying the photo blog. I’ll get hummers up tomorrow, then take a break for until after the 25th.
Wendy – Mr. Potoo was absent at Cuffie, but we had a very entertaining nighthawk to watch. More later.
My best wishes to all my travel-buddies…didn’t we have a time, though!! Memories that can last a lifetime.
And thank you, Suzanne for your comment. Are you the Caligo Suzanne?
December 13, 2017
Suzanne Caudle says...
What stunning photos. Thank you for sharing.
December 12, 2017
Carol & Phil Clayton says...
What a magical time it was…..Thanks!
Carol, thanks for the lovely pictures. And Happy Holidays to you and Scott.