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Caroni Lagoon National Park

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Address: Trinidad
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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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Boating and birding

I was with a group of 20 birders and we all really enjoyed our leisurely boat ride along the waterways. Our guides were excellent at spotting birds and wildlife. This included... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Chelsea, Canada
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Chelsea, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I was with a group of 20 birders and we all really enjoyed our leisurely boat ride along the waterways. Our guides were excellent at spotting birds and wildlife. This included many bird species including a Potoo, Tropical Screech-Owl as well as a Tree Boa. The climax was the Scarlet Ibis "show" as they arrived by the 100's coming into... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

One goes to the Caroni Lagoon to see the Scarlett Ibises plus other varieties of birds and wild life. Best to go just before sunset as the Ibises are returning to roost for the night. Your guide should have cold drinks, but be sure beverages are available. Insect repellant is advisable.

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Thank Chuck Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Starting off rather slow with some 4-eyed fish, tree boa and a couple of birds this 2 hour boat trip through the Caroni swamps turned out to be an amazing show of hundreds of Red Ibis flocking in from all directions at dusk.

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Thank Gernot M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you want to see the Scarlet Ibis come in to roost, then this is the place to go! The boatman was very knowledgeable pointing out snakes, bats, crabs, osprey and an amazing amount of other birds! Take a bottle of wine to drink while you watch the Ibis arrive, you'll see twice the amount!

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Thank Jill8858
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent trip throught the Caroni Swamp. The spectacle of the Scarlet Ibis is one of the most beautiful sights ever, Definitely worth the trip.

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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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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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Caribbean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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