These photos from our December 2007 / January 2008 birding trip to Trinidad and Tobago. All pictures are copyrighed and should not be used without permission. The first two images are from Mapquest and from the Asa Wright Nature Center's web pages; copyright belongs to the original sources.
Trinidad & Tobago map showing the lodges where we stayed and some of the birding sites where we went (e. g., Caroni Swamp, on the west coast of Trinidad).
Asa Wright Nature Center, surely one of the most gracious birding sites we have ever visited.
Channel-billed toucan from the veranda at Asa Wright Nature Center
OK, it's a bad picture, but at least it records the relevant information...
Oilbirds (hand-held 400 mm telephoto lens with illumination only from the guide's flashlight)
Trinidad piping-guan (critically endangered species)
Tufted coquette (female)
Violaceous euphonia (male)
White-lined tanager (male and female)
Silver-beaked tanager (male)
Green honeycreeper (male and female)
Purple honeycreeper (male and female)
Purple honeycreeper (juvenile male) "The embarrassment of adolescence!"
Green honeycreeper (juvenile male) "The embarrassment of adolescence!"
Bearded bellbird (male)
Mangroves at Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
Bicolored conebill in the mangroves at Caroni Swamp
Common Potoo, Caroni Swamp
Scarlet ibis, Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
White-tailed nightjar (Cuffie River Lodge, Tobago)
Blue-crowned motmot (Note the muddy bill: He has been digging a den.)
Bare-eyed thrush (Cuffie River Lodge, Tobago)
Red-billed tropicbird (Little Tobago Island)
Mary and Margarete Kormendy at our cottage at Blue Waters Inn, Tobago
John on the beach at Blue Waters Inn, Tobago
Our bird pictures from around the world follow standard ecozones approximately but not exactly:
Birds from the USA and Canada: our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,
Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean: Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
Neotropic birds from South America: Ecuador, Brazil.
Western palearctic birds: Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel
Eastern palearctic birds: China
Birds from Africa: The Gambia, South Africa
Indo-Malayan birds from India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya) India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)
Birds from Australia, New Zealand.
John Kormendy (email@example.com)