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Bird List, Trinidad & Tobago

March 13 - 23, 1993
Leader: Bill Murphy


Itinerary:
March 14--Asa Wright Nature Center
March 15--Blanchisseuse Road
March 16--Agric. Research Center, Nariva Swamp
March 17--Oilbird Cave, free afternoon
March 18--Wallerfield, Arena Forest/Dam
March 19--Lalaja Rd./Trincity Ponds/Caroni Swamp
March 20--Tobago: Airport, Grafton, Buccoo Marsh
March 21--Gilpin Trace, Tobago Highlands
March 22--Little Tobago Island

     TINAMOU
     Little Tinamou
     GREBES
     Least Grebe
     Pied-billed Grebe
     SHEARWATERS & STORM-PETREL
     Leach's Storm-Petrel
     TROPICBIRD
     Red-billed Tropicbird
     BOOBIES
     Brown Booby
     Red-footed Booby
     PELICAN
     Brown Pelican
     CORMORANT
     Neotropic Cormorant
     ANHINGA
     Anhinga
     FRIGATEBIRD
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     BITTERNS & HERONS
     Great Blue Heron
     Great Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Tricolored Heron
     Cattle Egret
     Green-backed Heron (including "Striated")
     Black-crowned Night-Heron
     Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
     IBISES
     Scarlet Ibis
     DUCKS & GEESE
     Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
     White-cheeked Pintail
     Blue-winged Teal
     Masked Duck
     NEW WORLD VULTURES
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     OSPREY, HAWKS, & EAGLES
     Osprey
     Gray-headed Kite
     American Swallow-tailed Kite
     Pearl Kite
     Double-toothed Kite
     Plumbeous Kite
     White Hawk
     Common Black-Hawk
     Savanna Hawk
     Gray Hawk
     Broad-winged Hawk
     Short-tailed Hawk
     Zone-tailed Hawk
     Ornate Hawk-Eagle
     CARACARAS & FALCONS
     Yellow-headed Caracara
     Merlin
     Peregrine Falcon
     CHACHALACA & GUAN
     Rufous-vented Chachalaca
     CRAKES, RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOT
     Purple Gallinule
     Common Moorhen
     LAPWING & PLOVERS
     Southern Lapwing
     JACANA
     Wattled Jacana
     SANDPIPERS & RELATIVES
     Greater Yellowlegs
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Solitary Sandpiper
     Willet
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Whimbrel
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Least Sandpiper
     Short-billed Dowitcher
     JAEGERS, GULLS, & TERNS
     Laughing Gull
     Royal Tern
     DOVES & PIGEONS
     Rock Dove
     Pale-vented Pigeon
     Scaled Pigeon
     Eared Dove
     Common Ground-Dove
     Ruddy Ground-Dove
     Blue Ground-Dove
     White-tipped Dove
     Gray-fronted Dove
     MACAWS, PARROTLETS, & PARROTS
     Red-bellied Macaw
     Green-rumped Parrotlet
     Lilac-tailed Parrotlet
     Blue-headed Parrot
     Orange-winged Parrot
     CUCKOOS & ANIS
     Squirrel Cuckoo
     Striped Cuckoo
     Smooth-billed Ani
     BARN-OWL
     Common Barn-Owl
     OWLS
     Tropical Screech-Owl
     Spectacled Owl
     Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
     Mottled Owl
     POTOO
     Common Potoo
     OILBIRD
     Oilbird
     SWIFTS
     Short-tailed Swift
     Band-rumped Swift
     Gray-rumped Swift
     Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
     HUMMINGBIRDS
     Rufous-breasted Hermit
     Green Hermit
     Little Hermit
     White-necked Jacobin
     Brown Violet-ear
     Black-throated Mango
     Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
     Tufted Coquette
     Blue-chinned Sapphire
     White-chested Emerald
     Copper-rumped Hummingbird
     Long-billed Starthroat
     TROGONS
     White-tailed Trogon
     Violaceous Trogon
     Collared Trogon
     MOTMOT
     Blue-crowned Motmot
     KINGFISHERS
     Green Kingfisher
     JACAMAR
     Rufous-tailed Jacamar
     TOUCAN
     Channel-billed Toucan
     WOODPECKERS
     Red-crowned Woodpecker
     Red-rumped Woodpecker
     Golden-olive Woodpecker
     Chestnut Woodpecker
     Lineated Woodpecker
     SPINETAILS & RELATIVES
     Pale-breasted Spinetail
     Stripe-breasted Spinetail
     Yellow-throated Spinetail
     Streaked Xenops
     WOODCREEPERS
     Plain-brown Woodcreeper
     Olivaceous Woodcreeper
     Buff-throated Woodcreeper
     Streaked-headed Woodcreeper
     ANTBIRDS
     Great Antshrike
     Black-crested Antshrike
     Barred Antshrike
     White-fringed Antwren
     Silvered Antbird
     Black-faced Antthrush
     TYRANT-FLYCATCHERS
     Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
     Forest Elaenia
     Yellow-bellied Elaenia
     Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
     Slaty-capped Flycatcher
     Yellow-breasted Flycatcher
     Tropical Pewee
     Fuscous Flycatcher
     Pied Water-Tyrant
     White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
     Dusky-capped Flycatcher
     Venezuelan Flycatcher
     Brown-crested Flycatcher
     Great Kiskadee
     Boat-billed Flycatcher
     Streaked Flycatcher
     Piratic Flycatcher
     Sulphury Flycatcher
     Tropical Kingbird
     Gray Kingbird
     COTINGAS
     Black-tailed Tityra
     Bearded Bellbird
     MANAKINS
     White-bearded Manakin
     Blue-backed Manakin
     Golden-headed Manakin
     SWALLOWS
     Caribbean Martin
     Gray-breasted Martin
     White-winged Swallow
     Southern Rough-winged Swallow
     Barn Swallow
     WRENS
     Rufous-breasted Wren
     House Wren
     GNATWREN & THRUSHES
     Long-billed Gnatwren
     Yellow-legged Thrush
     Cocoa Thrush
     Bare-eyed Thrush
     White-necked Thrush
     MOCKINGBIRD
     Tropical Mockingbird
     VIREOS & RELATIVES
     Chivi Vireo
     Scrub Greenlet
     Golden-fronted Greenlet
     Rufous-browed Peppershrike
     WOOD WARBLERS
     Tropical Parula
     Yellow Warbler
     Blackpoll Warbler
     American Redstart
     Northern Waterthrush
     Golden-crowned Warbler
     HONEYCREEPERS & TANAGERS
     Bananaquit
     Bicolored Conebill
     Speckled Tanager
     Turquoise Tanager
     Bay-headed Tanager
     Blue Dacnis
     Green Honeycreeper
     Purple Honeycreeper
     Red-legged Honeycreeper
     Violaceous Euphoniav
     Blue-gray Tanager
     Palm Tanager
     Silver-beaked Tanager
     White-shouldered Tanager
     White-lined Tanager
     Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
     Hepatic Tanager
     GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS
     Grayish Saltator
     Red-capped Cardinal
     Blue-black Grassquit
     Black-faced Grassquit
     BLACKBIRDS
     Red-breasted Blackbird
     Yellow-hooded Blackbird
     Carib Grackle
     Shiny Cowbird
     Giant Cowbird
     Yellow Oriole
     Yellow-rumped Cacique
     Crested Oropendola
     ACCIDENTALS:
     White-tailed Sabrewing

Total Number of Species = 204, including 7 heard only

How that compares with previous trips:
August 1992 (many migrant N.A. shorebirds) 218
March 1992 200
February 1991 180
March 1990 182
September 1990 (many migrant N.A. shorebirds)   215
March 1990 182
November 1989 184
February 1988 189
September 1987 205


Bird Species of Particular Note: Other Wildlife Observations of Note:

Agoutis, squirrels, speckled caiman, fer-de-lance (dead on Blanchisseuse Road), Microptera bats, Anableps (four-eyed fish), Calistethis (tiny black cricket frogs), Tegu, Ameiva, and Iguana lizards, geckos, and chocolate-colored "manicou" and other kinds of land crabs. Also zebu cattle and water buffalo.

Remember our local guides Jogie Ramlal, Kenny Calderon, Winston Nanan, and Adolphus James. Remember the steel band, provided through the generosity of Bill Buck. And don't forget the food -- spicy dishes of chicken and beef, breadfruit casserole, whipped eggplant, okra, callaloo soup, curried dishes of all sorts, Carib and Stag beer, and rum punch made with Vat 19 and Old Oak rum.