ASA WRIGHT NATURE CENTER
Species lists for this island are impressive, including 97 native mammals, 400 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians, and 617 butterflies, as well as over 2,200 species of flowering plants. No other area in the West Indies, and few areas of comparable size in tropical America, can match this spectacular species diversity. Trinidad is 50 miles long by about 37 miles wide, and dominated by the Northern Range, which rises to about 3,000 feet and was historically covered by tropical rainforest. Here, in this lush part of this beautiful island, you will find the magical Asa Wright Nature Centre.
To see Squirrel Cuckoos, Toucans, and parrots fly past the gallery, while Tufted Coquettes and half a dozen other species of hummingbirds feed on the vervain by the Reception, is but a small part of what the birder will find at the Centre. Botanists and entomologists and other naturalists will find the area equally rich.
Located at 1,200 feet in the mountains of the Northern Range, seven miles north of the town of Arima, the Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC) is a world-class natural history destination for students of tropical ecology and is of particular interest to birdwatchers.
Tour Option in Port-of-Spain
Take a two-hour guided tour through the well maintained nature trails and have your cameras ready on the chance that you are greeted by some of the 108 species of mammals, 450 species of birds, 55 species of reptiles, 25 species of amphibians and 617 species of butterflies. Entrance fee and Breakfast is included in the cost… lunch is on your own you can choose from a Basic lunch or a Buffet lunch.
Requirements needed for this Trip : Sneakers and long sleeves…