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Trinidad & Tobago

January 3 - 13, 2006
Leader: Bill Murphy


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Itinerary:
January  4 - Trinidad: Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC) grounds
January  5 - Trinidad: Blanchisseuse Road
January  6 - Trinidad: Aripo Livestock Station, Waller Field, night birding at Waller Field
January  7 - Trinidad: Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, Waterloo/Brickfield, Caroni Swamp
January  8 - Trinidad: AWNC, Oilbird Cave; Tobago: Cuffie River Nature Retreat
January  9 - Tobago: Cuffie River Nature Retreat
January 10 - Tobago: Bon Accord & Hilton ponds, Crown Point, Adventure Farm, Grafton Bird Sanctuary
January 11 - Tobago: Main Ridge Reserve, Little Tobago Island, St. Giles
January 12 - Tobago: Free day

Species  1/4  1/5  1/6  1/7  1/8  1/9  1/10  1/11
 TINAMOU
 Little Tinamou h h h h h      
 DUCKS & GEESE
 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck              
 Blue-winged Teal              
 White-cheeked Pintail              
 GUANS & CHACHALACAS
 Rufous-vented Chachalaca        
 GREBES
  Least Grebe              
 TROPICBIRDS
 Red-billed Tropicbird              
 PELICANS
 Brown Pelican        
 BOOBIES
 Masked Booby              
 Red-footed Booby              
 Brown Booby            
 CORMORANTS
 Neotropic Cormorant              
 ANHINGAS
 Anhinga            
 FRIGATEBIRDS
 Magnificent Frigatebird    
 HERONS
 Boat-billed Heron              
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron          
 Green Heron          
 Striated Heron            
 Cattle Egret      
 Cocoi Heron              
 Great Egret        
 Tricolored Heron            
 Snowy Egret          
 Little Blue Heron          
 IBISES
 Scarlet Ibis              
 NEW WORLD VULTURES
 Turkey Vulture        
 Black Vulture        
 HAWKS, KITES & EAGLES
 Osprey        
 Gray-headed Kite            
 Hook-billed Kite              
 Double-toothed Kite              
 Long-winged Harrier              
 Crane Hawk              
 White Hawk            
 Gray Hawk              
 Common Black Hawk        
 Great Black Hawk            
 Savanna Hawk            
 Broad-winged Hawk          
 Short-tailed Hawk          
 Zone-tailed Hawk            
 FALCONS & CARACARAS
 Yellow-headed Caracara          
 Crested Caracara              
 Merlin          
 Bat Falcon              
 Peregrine Falcon            
 GALLINULES, RAILS & CRAKES
 Clapper Rail       h        
 Common Moorhen            
 Purple Gallinule            
 PLOVERS & LAPWINGS
 Southern Lapwing          
 Black-bellied Plover              
 Semipalmated Plover              
 Killdeer              
 SANDPIPERS
 Wilson's Snipe              
 Whimbrel            
 Greater Yellowlegs            
 Lesser Yellowlegs            
 Solitary Sandpiper          
 Willet              
 Spotted Sandpiper          
 Ruddy Turnstone            
 Western Sandpiper            
 Least Sandpiper            
 JACANAS
 Wattled Jacana          
 GULLS & TERNS
 Lesser Black-backed Gull              
 Laughing Gull          
 Sandwich Tern              
 Cayenne Tern              
 Royal Tern          
 Common Tern              
 Large-billed Tern              
 SKIMMERS
 Black Skimmer              
 PIGEONS & DOVES
 Ruddy Ground-Dove    
 Rock Pigeon          
 Pale-vented Pigeon         h h
 Eared Dove      
 White-tipped Dove       h  
 Gray-fronted Dove        
 PARROTS & MACAWS
 Red-bellied Macaw              
 Green-rumped Parrotlet           h
 Blue-headed Parrot        
 Orange-winged Parrot
 NEW WORLD CUCKOOS
 Mangrove Cuckoo              
 Squirrel Cuckoo            
 Greater Ani              
 Smooth-billed Ani    
 Striped Cuckoo   h          
 BARN OWLS
 Barn Owl              
 OWLS
 Tropical Screech-Owl     h          
 Spectacled Owl     h          
 Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl h h h h h h    
 Striped Owl              
 OILBIRD
 Oilbird              
 POTOOS
 Common Potoo       h    
 NIGHTJARS & NIGHTHAWKS
 Short-tailed Nighthawk              
 Common Pauraque              
 White-tailed Nightjar      
 SWIFTS
 Gray-rumped Swift  
 Short-tailed Swift    
 Fork-tailed Palm-Swift              
 HUMMINGBIRDS
 Rufous-breasted Hermit
 Little Hermit            
 Green Hermit              
 White-tailed Sabrewing              
 White-necked Jacobin
 Green-throated Mango              
 Black-throated Mango  
 Ruby-topaz Hummingbird        
 Tufted Coquette      
 Blue-chinned Sapphire            
 White-chested Emerald      
 Copper-rumped Hummingbird
 TROGONS
 White-tailed Trogon          
 Violaceous Trogon            
 Collared Trogon            
 KINGFISHERS
 Ringed Kingfisher              
 Belted Kingfisher              
 Green Kingfisher              
 MOTMOT
 Blue-crowned Motmot
 JACAMARS
 Rufous-tailed Jacamar    
 TOUCANS
 Channel-billed Toucan      
 WOODPECKERS
 Red-crowned Woodpecker          
 Red-rumped Woodpecker         h      
 Golden-olive Woodpecker h   h  
 Chestnut Woodpecker            
 Lineated Woodpecker   h        
 Crimson-crested Woodpecker              
 OVENBIRDS
 Stripe-breasted Spinetail   h       h
 Yellow-chinned Spinetail            
 Gray-throated Leaftosser              
 WOODCREEPERS
 Plain-brown Woodcreeper            
 Olivaceous Woodcreeper              
 Cocoa Woodcreeper h     h
 ANTBIRDS
 Great Antshrike      
 Black-crested Antshrike              
 Barred Antshrike
 Plain Antvireo          
 White-flanked Antwren            
 White-fringed Antwren          
 White-bellied Antbird              
 ANTTHRUSHES
 Black-faced Antthrush   h          
 FLYCATCHERS
 Yellow-bellied Elaenia     h      
 Southern Beardless Tyrannulet          
 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher        
 Yellow-breasted Flycatcher       h
 Fuscous Flycatcher          
 Tropical Pewee            
 Pied Water-Tyrant              
 White-headed Marsh-Tyrant              
 Great Kiskadee      
 Streaked Flycatcher              
 Boat-billed Flycatcher        
 Sulphury Flycatcher              
 Tropical Kingbird
 Gray Kingbird      
 Dusky-capped Flycatcher          
 Venezuelan Flycatcher             h
 Brown-crested Flycatcher            
 Black-tailed Tityra              
 BELLBIRDS
 Bearded Bellbird h h      
 MANAKINS
 White-bearded Manakin          
 Blue-backed Manakin         h
 Golden-headed Manakin          
 VIREOS
 Rufous-browed Peppershrike h   h      
 Golden-fronted Greenlet            
 Scrub Greenlet           h
 SWALLOWS & MARTINS
 White-winged Swallow        
 Gray-breasted Martin        
 Southern Rough-winged Swallow        
 WRENS
 House Wren
 Rufous-breasted Wren h  
 GNATWRENS
 Long-billed Gnatwren   h h h h      
 THRUSHES
 Yellow-legged Thrush              
 Cocoa Thrush      
 Bare-eyed Robin
 White-necked Robin      
 MOCKINGBIRDS
 Tropical Mockingbird
 BANANAQUITS
 Bananaquit
 TANAGERS
 White-lined Tanager
 Silver-beaked Tanager      
 Blue-gray Tanager
 Palm Tanager
 Turquoise Tanager        
 Bay-headed Tanager      
 Blue Dacnis        
 Purple Honeycreeper      
 Red-legged Honeycreeper          
 Green Honeycreeper      
 Bicolored Conebill              
 GRASSQUITS, SEEDEATERS & FINCHES
 Saffron Finch              
 Grassland Yellow-Finch              
 Blue-black Grassquit  
 Black-faced Grassquit        
 Ruddy-breasted Seedeater              
 Red-capped Cardinal              
 SALTATORS & BUNTINGS
 Grayish Saltator      
 WOOD WARBLERS
 Tropical Parula     h      
 Yellow Warbler          
 Blackpoll Warbler              
 American Redstart             h
 Northern Waterthrush   h
 Masked Yellowthroat              
 NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS
 Crested Oropendola
 Yellow-rumped Cacique              
 Yellow Oriole      
 Giant Cowbird            
 Shiny Cowbird    
 Carib Grackle      
 Red-breasted Blackbird            
 Yellow-hooded Blackbird              
 EUPHONIAS
 Violaceous Euphonia        

Total Number of Species: 211 including 7 heard-only

Other Organisms Identified (excluding insects, other than butterflies)

Butterflies
Anartia Butterfly, Anartia amather
Caribbean Buckeye, Junonia evarete
Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae
Giant Morpho, Morpho peleides
Long-tailed Skipper, Urbanus proteus
Monarch, Danaus plexippus
Owl butterfly, Caligo teucer
Postman, Heliconius melpomene
White Peacock Butterfly, Anartia jatrophaes
White-tailed Patch, Papilio sp.

Mammals
Black-eared Opossum, Didelphis marsupialis
Brazilian (Red-rumped) Agouti, Dasyprocta agouti
Greater White-lined (Sac-winged) Bat, Saccopteryx bilineata
Tropical Red (Red-tailed) Squirrel, Sciurus granatensis
Indian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus

Reptiles
Black Tegu, Tupinambis teguixin
Common Ameiva, Ameiva ameiva
Cook's Tree Boa, Corallus enydris cooki
Green Iguana, Iguana iguana
House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus