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    Bird Species Comment
    Least Grebe   Tachybaptus dominicus 2/3 birds at Hilton Ponds Tobago
    Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri One bird only in nest burrow Little Tobago
    Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Hundreds on and around Little Tobago
    Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Common in most coastal waters
    Red-footed Booby Sula sula Up to 15 birds on Little Tobago
    Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Several birds at Castara Bay & Crown Point Tobago with hundreds on and around Little Tobago
    Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Several birds at Waterloo and Brickfield
    Anhinga Anhinga anhinga Birds at Bon Accord & Hilton Ponds Tobago
    Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Common around most coastal waters
    Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi Single birds at Aripo LRS & Nariva
    Great Egret Ardea alba Common in suitable habitats on both islands
    Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor Common in suitable habitats on both islands
    Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Few birds seen at Nariva & Waterloo
    Snowy Egret Egretta thula Common in suitable habitats on both islands
    Little Egret Egretta garzetta Single bird seen at Bon Accord Tobago
    Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Common in suitable habitats on both islands
    Striated Heron   Butorides striata Few birds seen at Aripo LRS & Caroni Marsh
    Green Heron Butorides virescens Birds seen at Bon Accord & Hilton Ponds Tobago
    Yellow-crowned Night-heron Nyctanassa violacea Birds seen on both islands
    Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber Thousands of birds at roost in Caroni Marsh
    Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Birds seen at Bon Accord & Hilton Ponds Tobago & Nariva
    White-cheeked Pintail   Anas bahamensis Birds seen at Bon Accord Tobago
    Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Birds seen at Bon Accord Tobago plus 2 at Caroni Marsh
    Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 2 males & 3 females at Hilton Ponds Tobago
    Black Vulture   Coragyps atratus Common on Trinidad
    Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Common on Trinidad
    Osprey   Pandion haliaetus Birds seen at coastal locations on both islands & Hilton PondsTobago
    Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis Birds seen at Asa Wright, Nariva & Waller Field
    White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis At least two birds seen at Asa Wright
    Common Black-hawk Buteogallus anthracinus Sightings almost daily on Trinidad
    Great Black-hawk Buteogallus urubitinga Birds seen in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago & Asa Wright
    Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis Birds seen at Aripo LRS, Nariva & Waller Field
    Grey Hawk Asturina nitida Seen at Nariva & Waller Field
    Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Reasonably common on both islands
    Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus One bird seen Asa Wright on 22nd
    Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus Bird seen with Black Vultures at Waller Field on 26th
    Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Single bird seen at Nariva Swamp on 25th
    Yellow-headed Caracara   Milvago chimachima Fleeting glimpse of single bird Bon Accord Tobago but reasonably common on Trinidad
    Merlin   Falco columbarius Single bird seen on way to Waller Field on 26th
    Bat Falcon   Falco rufigularis Single bird seen briefly at Nariva Swamp on 25th
    Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Single bird on Little Tobago
    Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda Seen most days on Tobago
    Trinidad Piping-guan Pipile pipile Single bird Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Limpkin Aramus guarauna Single bird seen briefly in flight at Nariva Swamp
    American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Several birds at Nariva Swamp on 25th
    Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Common in suitable habitat on Tobago
    Wattled Jacana   Jacana jacana Common at Bon Accord & Hilton Ponds Tobago, also seen at Aripo LRS & Nariva
    Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis Common in suitable habitat on both islands
    Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Single bird at Waterloo on 27th
    Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus 2/3 birds at Coco Reef Tobago plus several at Waterloo
    Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Single bird at Hilton Ponds Tobago
    Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus A few birds at Bon Accord Tobago & Waterloo
    Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Two birds flying over calling at Caroni Marsh
    Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Several birds at Bon Accord Tobago and Waterloo
    Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 2/3 birds at Hilton Ponds Tobago & Aripo LRS and Caroni
    Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Relatively common in suitable habitat on Tobago & at Waterloo
    Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 2/3 birds at Waterloo on 27th
    Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Several birds at Coco Reef and Blue Waters Inn Tobago & Brickfield
    Sanderling Calidris alba Single bird at Coco Reef Tobago most days
    Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Flock 50 plus at Waterloo on 27th
    Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Single bird at Hilton Ponds Tobago plus flock of 50 plus at Waterloo on 27th
    Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Birds seen at Aripo LRS and Caroni
    Lesser Black-backed Gull   Larus fuscus 4 plus birds at Brickfield on 27th
    Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Common in all coastal areas
    Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis Odd birds at Coco Reef with a larger flock at Turtle Beach Tobago plus single bird at Waterloo on 27th
    Cayenne Tern Sterna sandvicensis eurygnatha Single bird with Sandwich Terns at Turtle Beach Tobago
    Royal Tern Sterna maxima Common in coastal waters on both islands
    Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex C6 birds on wires near Caroni and c20 at Waterloo
    Black Skimmer Rynchops niger 46 roosting on beach at Waterloo on 27th
    Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas speciosa 2 birds at Asa Wright on 24th and 2 on Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Pale-vented Pigeon   Patagioenas cayennensis Birds seen on both islands
    Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Much more common on Tobago than Trinidad
    Common Ground-dove Columbina passerina Pair at Waller Field on 26th and pair at Caroni on 27th
    Ruddy Ground-dove   Columbina talpacoti Common on both islands
    White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi More common on Tobago than Trinidad
    Grey-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla Single bird seen at Asa Wright on 23rd
    Red-bellied Macaw Orthopsittaca manilata Up to 6 birds seen at Waller Field on 25th & 26th
    Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus Relatively common at Bon Accord and Tropical Rain Forest Tobago with fleeting glimpses at Waller Field
    Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus Few birds seen regularly at Asa Wright
    Yellow-crowned Parrot   Amazona ochrocephala Two birds seen perched at Nariva Swamp on 25th
    Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica Common on both islands
    Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor 2 birds seen at Bon Accord Tobago on 17th
    Little Cuckoo Piaya minuta Elusive bird in flight at Waller Field 26th
    Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Common on both islands in suitable habitat
    Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia Single bird perched on wires Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Tropical Screech-owl   Megascops choliba 2 birds heard only at Waller Field  
    Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum Single bird seen at Asa Wright on 22nd & 23rd
    Oilbird Steatornis caripensis Up to 20 birds in Dunstan Cave Asa Wright on 27th
    Common Potoo   Nyctibius griseus Single bird at Asa Wright on 27th & 28th, also at Caroni  
    Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis Seen roosting & in flight at Waller Field 26th
    White-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus cayennensis Seen roosting & in flight at Waller Field 26th
    Band-rumped Swift Chaetura spinicaudus Relatively common on Trinidad
    Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Birds seen several times on both islands
    Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura Common on Tobago & also seen at Nariva
    Fork-tailed Palm-swift Tachornis squamata Flocks seen near Arima on 25th & 26th
    Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsuta Seen on both islands on 6 days
    Green Hermit Phaethornis guy Seen at Asa Wright on 24th & 26th
    Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus Single bird seen at Asa Wright on 26th
    White-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus ensipennis Several birds seen on Gilpin Trace Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th
    White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora Common on both islands especially at Asa Wright
    Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis Relatively common on both islands
    Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus Relatively common on Tobago and also seen at Waller Field on 26th
    Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus Pair seen almost daily at Asa Wright
    Blue-chinned Sapphire Chlorostilbon notatus Single birds seen at Asa Wright on 23rd & 24th
    Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus Single bird seen on Blanchisseuse Road on 24th
    White-chested Emerald Agyrtria brevirostris Birds seen regularly at Asa Wright feeders
    Copper-rumped Hummingbird Saucerottia tobaci Common on both islands
    White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis Single birds seen at Asa Wright on 23rd & 27th
    Violaceous Trogon   Trogon violaceus Single birds seen at Asa Wright on 23rd & 26th
    Collared Trogon Trogon collaris Pair seen in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th
    Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Single bird seen Bon Accord Tobago on 3 visits
    Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus Single bird seen on wires at Nariva on 25th
    Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Pair seen in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th
    American Pygmy Kingfisher   Chloroceryle aenea Single bird seen at Nariva on 25th
    Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota Relatively common on both islands, seen on 6 days
    Rufous-tailed Jacamar   Galbula ruficauda Birds seen at Grafton Estate & Gilpin Trace Tobago and Waller Field on 26th
    Channel-billed Toucan   Ramphastos vitellinus Pair seen at Asa Wright on 23rd & 25th and also Blanchisseuese Road on 24th  
    Red-crowned Woodpecker   Melanerpes rubricapillus Birds seen regularly at Bon Accord and Tropical Rain Forest Tobago
    Red-rumped Woodpecker   Veniliornis kirkii Single bird at Asa Wright on 23rd
    Golden-olive Woodpecker   Piculus rubiginosus Bird seen in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th and quite regularly on Trinidad
    Lineated Woodpecker   Dryocopus lineatus Single bird at Asa Wright & also at Waller Field on 25th
    Stripe-breasted Spinetail   Synallaxis cinnamomea Single bird at Gilpin Trace on 18th and also at Arnos Vale on 20th both Tobago
    Yellow-chinned Spinetail   Certhiaxis cinnamomea Several birds at Aripo LRS on 25th
    Grey-throated Leaftosser   Sclerurus albigularis Single bird in Arima Valley near Asa Wright on 26th
    Plain-brown Woodcreeper   Dendrocincla fuliginosa Bird on Asa Wright trails on 23rd  
    Cocoa Woodcreeper   Xiphorhynchus susurrans Single bird in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th and similar on Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    Great Antshrike   Taraba major Both male & female at Asa Wright most days
    Black-crested Antshrike   Sakesphorus canadensis Single bird, then a pair both Waller Field on 25th
    Barred Antshrike   Thamnophilus doliatus Relatively common on Tobago but only heard on Trinidad
    Plain Antvireo   Dysithamnus mentalis Single birds seen Gilpin Trace Tobago on 18th and Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    White-flanked Antwren   Myrmotherula axillaris Several birds seen Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    White-fringed Antwren   Formicivora grisea Birds seen Grafton Estate on 17th & 21st and also Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th
    Silvered Antbird   Sclateria naevia Single bird seen briefly at Nariva on 25th
    White-bellied Antbird   Myrmeciza longipes Birds seen Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    Bearded Bellbird   Procnias averano Several displaying males seen Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    White-bearded Manakin   Manacus manacus Birds seen on Asa Wright trails most days
    Blue-backed Manakin   Chiroxiphia pareola Bird seen Grafton Estate on 17th and several males and females seen at Gilpin Trace Tobago on 18th
    Golden-headed Manakin   Pipra erythrocephala Single female on Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    Southern Beardless-tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum Single bird near Waller Field on 26th
    Forest Elaenia   Myiopagis gaimardii Birds seen at Asa Wright on 23rd & 24th
    Yellow-bellied Elaenia   Elaenia flavogaster Birds seen at Bon Accord Tobago on 17th Blanchisseuse Road on 24th and Waller Field on 25th
    Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris Single bird seen on Asa Wright trails
    Ochre-bellied Flycatcher   Mionectes oleagineus Relatively common on Tobago & Asa Wright
    Yellow-breasted Flycatcher   Tolmomyias flaviventris Birds seen at Grafton Estate Tobago on 17th & Waller Field on 26th
    Bran-coloured Flycatcher   Myiophobus fasciatus Single bird seen at Waller Field on 26th
    Fuscous Flycatcher   Cnemotriccus fuscatus Common in appropriate habitat on Tobago
    Euler's Flycatcher   Lathrotriccus euleri Single bird seen near Asa Wright on 26th
    Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis Bird seen on Asa Wright trails on 23rd
    Tropical Pewee   Contopus cinereus Relatively common around Asa Wright
    Pied Water-tyrant Fluvicola pica Several birds seen at Aripo LRS and Nariva on 25th
    White-headed Marsh-tyrant Arundinicola leucocephala Several birds seen at Aripo LRS on 25th
    Brown-crested Flycatcher   Myiarchus tyrannulus Birds at Bon Accord on 17th & Castara Bay Tobago on 18th
    Great Kiskadee   Pitangus sulphuratus Common on Trinidad
    Boat-billed Flycatcher   Megarynchus pitangua Bird seen regularly at Asa Wright
    Sulphury Flycatcher Tyrannopsis sulphurea Up to 4 birds seen at Waller Field on 25th & 26th
    Tropical Kingbird   Tyrannus melancholicus Common on both islands
    Grey Kingbird   Tyrannus dominicensis Common on Tobago & also seen on Blanchisseuse Road and Waterloo
    White-winged Becard   Pachyramphus polychopterus Pair seen at Waller Field on 26th
    Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis Birds seen at Hilton Ponds on 17th and Bon Accord Tobago on 20th & 21st
    Grey-breasted Martin   Progne chalybea Relatively common on Trinidad
    White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer Relatively common in small numbers on both islands
    Southern Rough-winged Swallow   Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Flocks seen Manzanilla Beach on 25th & along the Arima Valley on 26th
    Rufous-breasted Wren   Thryothorus rutilus Birds seen at Gilpin Trace Tobago on 18th, Asa Wright trails on 23rd & along the Arima Valley on 26th
    House Wren   Troglodytes aedon Relatively common on both islands
    Tropical Mockingbird   Mimus gilvus Seen daily on both islands
    Yellow-legged Thrush   Platycichla flavipes Birds seen along Gilpin Trace Tobago on 18th
    Cocoa Thrush   Turdus fumigatus Birds seen daily at Asa Wright
    Bare-eyed Thrush   Turdus nudigenis Birds seen daily on both islands
    White-necked Thrush   Turdus albicollis Birds seen regularly on Asa Wright trails
    Long-billed Gnatwren   Ramphocaenus melanurus Single bird seen on Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Red-eyed 'Chivi' Vireo   Vireo olivaceus chivi Single bird seen at Waller Field on 26th
    Scrub Greenlet   Hylophilus flavipes Relatively common in appropriate habitat on Tobago
    Golden-fronted Greenlet   Hylophilus aurantiifrons Birds seen at Asa Wright on 23rd, Blanchisseuse Road on 24th and Waller Field on 26th
    Rufous-browed Peppershrike   Cyclarhis gujanensis Male seen at Waller Field on 26th
    Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca Single bird on Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Tropical Parula   Parula pitiayumi Single bird on Blanchisseuse Road on 24th
    Yellow Warbler   Dendroica petechia Single bird near Waller Field on 26th
    American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Single bird on Gilpin Trace Tobago on 18th
    Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Single birds seen on 5/6 occasions on both islands
    Masked Yellowthroat   Geothlypis aequinoctialis Single bird heard only at Waller Field on 26th
    Golden-crowned Warbler   Basileuterus culicivorus Single bird on Asa Wright trails on 27th
    Bananaquit   Coereba flaveola Common everywhere
    Bicoloured Conebill   Conirostrum bicolor Birds seen at Caroni Marsh on 27th
    White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus Common on both islands
    Red-crowned Ant-tanager   Habia rubica Birds seen regularly at Asa Wright
    Silver-beaked Tanager   Ramphocelus carbo Common on Trinidad especially at Asa Wright
    Blue-grey Tanager   Thraupis episcopus Common on both islands
    Palm Tanager   Thraupis palmarum Common on both islands
    Trinidad Euphonia Euphonia trinitatis Single bird seen in Arima Valley on 26th
    Violaceous Euphonia   Euphonia violacea Relatively common on Trinidad especially at Asa Wright
    Turquoise Tanager   Tangara mexicana Seen regularly at Asa Wright and Waller Field on 26th
    Speckled Tanager   Tangara guttata 2 birds on Blanchisseuse Road on 25th
    Bay-headed Tanager   Tangara gyrola Seen almost daily at Asa Wright
    Blue Dacnis   Dacnis cayana Birds seen at Asa Wright on 22nd & 23rd
    Green Honeycreeper   Chlorophanes spiza Seen daily on feeders at Asa Wright  
    Purple Honeycreeper   Cyanerpes caeruleus Seen daily on feeders at Asa Wright
    Red-legged Honeycreeper   Cyanerpes cyaneus Several pairs seen on Gilpin Trace & in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th
    Blue-black Grassquit   Volatinia jacarina Common on both islands in suitable habitat
    Ruddy-breasted Seedeater   Sporophila minuta Single bird seen at Aripo LRS on 25th  
    Black-faced Grassquit   Tiaris bicolor Common on Tobago in suitable habitat
    Grassland Yellow-finch   Sicalis luteola Several birds seen at Aripo LRS on 25th
    Red-capped Cardinal   Paroaria gularis Single bird seen well at Caroni
    Greyish Saltator   Saltator coerulescens Several birds seen daily at Asa Wright
    Yellow-hooded Blackbird   Chrysomus icterocephalus Single bird seen at Nariva on 25th   
    Red-breasted Blackbird Sturnella militaris Birds seen at Aripo LRS on 25th
    Carib Grackle   Quiscalus lugubris Birds common on both islands
    Shiny Cowbird   Molothrus bonariensis Relatively common on Tobago in suitable habitat and also seen at Asa Wright on 23rd
    Giant Cowbird   Molothrus oryzivorus Bird fleetingly in Tropical Rain Forest Tobago on 18th & birds also seen perched at Asa Wright on 23rd & 24th
    Yellow Oriole   Icterus nigrogularis Relatively common around Asa Wright & Waller Field
    Yellow-rumped Cacique   Cacicus cela Birds seen at Nariva on 25th with breeding colony near Arena Forest on 26th
    Crested Oropendola   Psarocolius decumanus Relatively common on both islands with breeding colony at Asa Wright

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