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Bird List, Trinidad & Tobago

September 27 - October 7, 1991
Leader: Bill Murphy


Itinerary:
September 28 -- Asa Wright Nature Center and vicinity
September 29 -- Blanchisseuse Road
September 30 -- Agric. Research Center & Nariva Swamp
October 1 -- (Free day) AWNC and Port-of-Spain
October 2 -- Wallerfield, Arena Forest, Trincity Ponds
October 3 -- P.O.S. Ponds, Caroni Swamp
October 4 -- AWNC in a.m.; Tobago: Buccoo Marsh
October 5 -- (Free day) Grafton Estate in p.m.
October 6 -- Gilpin Trace, Little Tobago Island

  TINAMOU
     Little Tinamou
  GREBES
     Least Grebe
  BOOBIES
     Brown Booby
  PELICAN
     Brown Pelican
  ANHINGA
     Anhinga
  FRIGATEBIRD
     Magnificent Frigatebird
  BITTERNS & HERONS
     Pinnated Bittern
     Great Blue Heron
     Great Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Little Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Tricolored Heron
     Cattle Egret
     Green-backed Heron
     Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
     Boat-billed Heron
  IBISES
     Scarlet Ibis
  DUCKS & GEESE
     Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
     White-cheeked Pintail
     Blue-winged Teal
  NEW WORLD VULTURES
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
  OSPREY, HAWKS, & EAGLES
     Osprey
     Gray-headed Kite
     Pearl Kite
     Double-toothed Kite
     White Hawk
     Common Black-Hawk
     Great Black-Hawk
     Savanna Hawk
     Gray Hawk
     Broad-winged Hawk
     Short-tailed Hawk
     Zone-tailed Hawk
     Ornate Hawk-Eagle
  CARACARAS & FALCONS
     Yellow-headed Caracara
     Bat Falcon
     Peregrine Falcon
  CHACHALACA & GUAN
     Rufous-vented Chachalaca
  CRAKES, RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOT
     Clapper Rail
     Purple Gallinule
     Common Moorhen
  LAPWING & PLOVERS
     Southern Lapwing
     Black-bellied Plover
     Lesser Golden-Plover
     Collared Plover
     Semipalmated Plover
  STILT
     Black-necked Stilt
  JACANA
     Wattled Jacana
  SANDPIPERS & RELATIVES
     Greater Yellowlegs
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Solitary Sandpiper
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Whimbrel
     Hudsonian Godwit
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Semipalmated Sandpiper
     Western Sandpiper
     Least Sandpiper
     Pectoral Sandpiper
     Short-billed Dowitcher
     Common Snipe
  JAEGERS, GULLS, & TERNS
     Laughing Gull
     Gull-billed Tern
     Royal Tern
     Roseate Tern
     Common Tern
     Least Tern
     Yellow-billed Tern
     Large-billed Tern
     Brown Noddy
     Black Skimmer
  DOVES & PIGEONS
     Rock Dove
     Pale-vented Pigeon
     Scaled Pigeon
     Eared Dove
     Common Ground-Dove
     Ruddy Ground-Dove
     White-tipped 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
     Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
  POTOO
     Common Potoo
  OILBIRD
     Oilbird
  SWIFTS
     White-collared Swift
     Short-tailed Swift
     Band-rumped Swift
     Gray-rumped Swift
     Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
  HUMMINGBIRDS
     Rufous-breasted Hermit
     Green Hermit
     Little Hermit
     White-necked Jacobin
     Black-throated Mango
     Tufted Coquette
     Blue-chinned Sapphire
     White-chested Emerald
     Copper-rumped Hummingbird
     Long-billed Starthroat
     White-tailed Sabrewing
  TROGONS
     White-tailed Trogon
     Violaceous Trogon
     Collared Trogon
  MOTMOT
     Blue-crowned Motmot
  KINGFISHERS
     Belted Kingfisher
     Green Kingfisher
  JACAMAR
     Rufous-tailed Jacamar
  TOUCAN
     Channel-billed Toucan
  WOODPECKERS
     Red-crowned Woodpecker
     Red-rumped Woodpecker
     Golden-olive Woodpecker
     Chestnut Woodpecker
     Lineated Woodpecker
     Crimson-crested Woodpecker
  SPINETAILS & RELATIVES
     Pale-breasted Spinetail
     Stripe-breasted Spinetail
     Yellow-throated Spinetail
     Streaked Xenops
  WOODCREEPERS
     Plain-brown Woodcreeper
     Olivaceous Woodcreeper
     Straight-billed Woodcreeper
     Buff-throated Woodcreeper
  ANTBIRDS
     Great Antshrike
     Black-crested Antshrike
     Barred Antshrike
     White-flanked Antwren
     White-fringed Antwren
     Silvered Antbird
     Black-faced Antthrush
  TYRANT-FLYCATCHERS
     Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
     Forest Elaenia
     Yellow-bellied Elaenia
     Lesser Elaenia
     Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
     Slaty-capped Flycatcher
     Yellow-olive Flycatcher
     Yellow-breasted Flycatcher
     Olive-sided Flycatcher
     Tropical Pewee
     Fuscous Flycatcher
     Pied Water-Tyrant
     White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
     Brown-crested Flycatcher
     Great Kiskadee
     Boat-billed Flycatcher
     Streaked Flycatcher
     Tropical Kingbird
     Gray Kingbird
     Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  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
     Silvered Antbird
     Black-faced Antthrush
     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
     American Redstart
     Northern Waterthrush
     Masked Yellowthroat
     Golden-crowned Warbler
  HONEYCREEPERS & TANAGERS
     Bananaquit
     Speckled Tanager
     Turquoise Tanager
     Bay-headed Tanager
     Blue Dacnis
     Green Honeycreeper
     Purple Honeycreeper
     Red-legged Honeycreeper
     Trinidad Euphonia
     Violaceous Euphonia
     Blue-gray Tanager
     Palm Tanager
     Blue-capped Tanager
     Silver-beaked Tanager
     White-lined Tanager
     Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
     Hepatic Tanager
  GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS
     Grayish Saltator
     Red-capped Cardinal
     Blue-black Grassquit
     Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
     Black-faced Grassquit
  BLACKBIRDS
     Red-breasted Blackbird
     Yellow-hooded Blackbird
     Carib Grackle
     Shiny Cowbird
     Giant Cowbird
     Yellow Oriole
     Yellow-rumped Cacique
     Crested Oropendola

Total Number of Species: 215

How that compares with previous trips:
February 1991        180
September 1990 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 (caught on AWNC property), bats including fruit bats at Grafton Estate, four-eyed fish, giant marine toads, tiny black cricket frogs, Tego and Ameiva lizards, geckos, and several kinds of crabs.

And of course . . .
Our guides Robert Radix, Jogie and Roodal Ramlal, Elias Mitchell, Winston Nanan, and Adolphus James; our driver on Trinidad, Tony; and our Tobago lecturer, David Rooks. And the food -- spicy roti, doubles, breadfruit casserole, whipped eggplant, okra, callaloo soup, curried dishes of all sorts, Carib and Stag beer, and Vat 19 and Old Oak rum.