I’ve been at Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad since last Friday night, and I must say that birding in the tropics in February is absolutely a wonderful way to pass the winter!
Asa Wright Nature Center is a restored coffee and cocoa plantation that is now devoted to preserving the birds, plants, and other wildlife of this island country.
The “Veranda” at this world-renowned nature center looks out over the Arima Valley in the highlands of Trinidad. The veranda is surrounded by landscaping to attract many birds, as well as lots of hummingbird feeders and fruit feeding stations.
Your first morning on the veranda is a wondrous event! As the sun rises and you grab a cup of coffee and a stool at the railing, make sure you’ve got your camera ready because soon you’ll be surrounded by beautiful bird song and some of the most beautiful birds you’ve ever seen!