see + do
Concierge.com's insider take:
Trinidad's 430 species of rare and exotic birds, including the scarlet ibis and the oilbird, draw a big binoculars crowd. Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary, a short drive from Port of Spain, is the place to spot flocks of ibis. They come to roost in the swamp's rookeries around sunset; 4 pm tours with Nanan's Bird Sanctuary Tours take you to watch them swoop in by the flock-full. The island's rainforest harbors a host of birds and other animals, including agouti, iguanas, howler monkeys, and armadillos. Asa Wright Nature Centre allows easy access into the mountain forest and, along with Aripo Caves, is a prime location for spotting cave-dwelling oilbirds.