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Caroni Lagoon National Park

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Address: Trinidad
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve...
This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve Trinidad's wildlife.
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The highlight of any birding trip to the Caribbean is a late afternoon boat trip through this mangrove swamp. On the way to the ibis roosting island our guides pointed out caiman... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The highlight of any birding trip to the Caribbean is a late afternoon boat trip through this mangrove swamp. On the way to the ibis roosting island our guides pointed out caiman, a tree boa, a porcupine, and other marsh denizens. But to experience the return of thousands of scarlet ibises, plus hundreds of white egrets and blue herons to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

1) Wear bug spray...you don't want to get that funky Carribean disease from mosquitos 2) Wear pants. Don't be the guy wearing shorts and getting bit from mosquitos. 3) Did you follow step 1? In that case the trip will be fun! Highlights: 1) 1 dead iguana floating in the water 2) 1 snake curled up in a tree 3)... More 

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london
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The boat trip into the swamps was interesting but the hilight is at the end with the streams of birds approaching high overhead from far away in the distance before swooping down to their island roosting spots - totally awsome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We made it just in time for the 4pm boat trip to see the Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad's National bird). Minutes into the boat ride our guide stopped to explain the difference between the 4 types of mangrove (red, brown, white & mushroom). A short distance further along he spotted an alligator lurking at the edge of the river course. We... More 

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Trinidad
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The history and the lecture about this sanctuary for birds is interesting.What a sight to behold when all the Scarlrt ibis comes in at sunset and fills a tree with a bright pink.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hopped into the boat with about twenty other passengers and headed into the swamp with our worthy guide. There actually was not very much fauna to see but much flora. We were shown some tiny crabs which we were told make for some good eating by the birds. We saw a snake coiled up on a tree above us which... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

loved every bit of the Trip the guide Sean knew his stuff and he had an eye for things that most of us missed on the boat ride into the swamp. we got to see snakes ant eaters and various birds that would have missed us if our guide did not know what to look for. the highlight of the... More 

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Maybe it is my failing eyes, maybe it was a bad day, but I expected to see more in the swamp. The boat ride was pleasant, the guide friendly and knowlegdable; saw some birds and reptiles (in the distance). The Scarlet Ibis were the highlight - beautiful.

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Balmaha, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A not to be missed experience. Arrived just in time for the last boat. Motored through swamps and rainforests with snakes hanging from trees. Opened up to lake with Scarlet Ibis coving the sky flocking to their roosting trees. What a spectacle of flowing pink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was on a trip with Caligo Ventures at the Asa Wright Nature Centre and a guide took us to Caroni one afternoon. Riverboat guide was great and knowledgable. Amazing wildlife, and the scarlet ibis nesting grounds are spectacular. You might also see some tree boas, tree crabs, and silky anteaters.

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