Scheduled Date: Saturday 2nd August, 2014
Asa Wright Nature Centre is a Non- Profit Organization established in 1967 by a group of naturalist and bird-watchers to preserve and protect the wildlife habitat of the Arima Valley. Situated 7 miles from the town of Arima and comprising of nearly 1500 acres of Forest Land, the centre provides valuable study of birds and tropical ecology. The main facility located 1,200 feet in the mountain was once a cocoa and coffee plantation known as the Spring Hill Estate.
Trinidad because of the proximity to South America is continental in nature and is the only island to inherit 400 species of birds, 55 reptiles, 97 mammals, 25 amphibians, 617 butterflies and over 2,200 species of flowering plants. Since the inception 38 years ago, the centre is a world renowned nature destination and the efforts recognized in three key areas education, conservation and Eco-Tourism.
At the centre, the well trained guides conduct daily tours about the flora and fauna. The walk around the estate will take an hour and fifteen minutes. After the tour, there is the option to have a swim in the clear -water pool or sit on the verandah to watch the wide variety of tropical birds. A special attraction for visitors spending three nights and more is to explore the nocturnal oil-bird colony located in Dunstan Cave. Some interesting species of birds that inhabit the forest around Asa Wright are hummingbirds, parrots, wood-peckers, jacamar, tanagers, mot-mot, squirrel cuckoo, manikins, honey creepers, trogons, toucans and Trinidad piping–guan the pawi. A fascinating feature is to observe the matte or Tegu Tupinambis teguixin and agouti wandering freely about the grounds.
Phone: (868) 749-2956,
email :islandhikers @gmail.com
Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,
Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,
Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,
,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041
Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,
Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460
Ian 682-6177, Danny 372-7798