Scheduled Date: Thursday 21st August, 2014
Caroni Bird Sanctuary Tour on Saturday31st March 2018
The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a protected wetland approximately 40 square miles and home to the Scarlet Ibis. It is a significant tourist attraction, and visitors come from all over the globe to see the thousands of scarlet ibis returning to their roost at sunset. The Swamp is also home to 180 species of birds the most common are the snowy egrets, blue herons, spotted sandpipers, green-throated hummingbirds, boat-billed heron, common potoo, tropical screech owl, and kingfishers. Recently, in addition to the scarlet ibis, the flamingoes are creating an additional attraction. Some small numbers have returned to feed, and their protection needed from poachers. Common animals in the swamp are iguanas and caimans. Sleeping in the treetops are the cook’s tree boa or cascabel snake who hunt the birds at night. There are three varieties of mangrove growing in the red swamp mangrove, black mangrove, and white mangrove. Living in the mangrove are the blue crab, oysters and four-eyed fish. Large fish like the grouper and tarpon frequent the swamp to spawn.
The tour of the swamp is a boat ride down the main channel to the roosting area of the scarlet ibis. At around 5 pm the scarlet ibis return from their feeding grounds to a particular location in the swamp where they gather for the night. On Easter Saturday 31st March2018, Island Hikers along with Nanan Tours explore the Caroni Swamp.
Assembly: 2 pm at the entrance to Eric Williams Medical Mt.Hope. Depart by 3 pm to the swamp
Cost of the tour $100.
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