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Trinidad and Tobago Comes to Kelso: Rich Birding on the Caribbean Island

Mark your calendars. On Monday, May 20, 2019, Martyn Kenefick will give a presentation on birding in Trinidad & Tobago, the twin-island nation that lies in the Caribbean just north of Venezuela.

Kenefick will appear  at 7 PM, May 20. The program is free and open to the public. Please check our website or Facebook page for details to come.

Home to 482 species of birds, 68 different bats,  45 snakes, 50 spiders, 30 frogs and toads, 120 Dragonflies, 765 butterflies and close to 3,500 moths; the islands are an introduction to the natural history of South America. Get a great taste of tropical birding in Trinidad’s high mountain rain forests, sandy beaches and mangrove swamps, as well as on Tobago’s seabird nesting islands and large protected preserves.

Martyn Kenefick has been an avid birder since his early teens, and moved to Trinidad in 1999. He spent 15 years as a birding tour guide and is an author of the Birds of Trinidad & Tobago Field Guide. He joined the board of the non-profit Asa Wright Nature Centre in 2015 and is now chair of the Conservation & Education Committee.