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  • Emma B
    Kidlington, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic!
    Magic! Such a privilege to be welcomed into the home of Gloria and Theo. Fabulous food and so much to learn about the hummingbirds. Always good to get learning off the page and what better place to do it! Theo is so passionate and we came away with so much to think about. Thank you.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Chicago U
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem
    What a wonderful experience. Theo knows everything about these birds, well almost everything (when he doesn't know he says he doesn't). There is so much I was unaware of and what i learned filled in the gaps. It really is a hidden gem. The birds came to visit, we saw some very rare Hummingbirds he hoped would show up and they did, twice. Lunch was DELICIOUS and service was impeccable. I have told so many residents who haven't heard about this place and will now visit. I will return on my next trip.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 June 2024
  • AdventuresOfMJR
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal Experience
    Wow, wow, wow! A simple visit to see a few hummingbirds ended in a deep love for these phenomenal birds, a beautiful afternoon of learning, tea with a trini-twist, hundreds of beauties fluttering and zipping, and an overall joyful experience. I highly recommend for persons who love nature, tranquility, learning and an afternoon with a difference.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2024
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Dawn S
Port of Spain, Trinidad3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
You will be far better off visiting Asa Wright Nature Centre. Instead of being able to see and experience being so close to the humming birds you will be subjected to a rambling, long winded lecture littered with dubious facts on the Amerindians. When I visited this lasted for nearly 90 minuted with less than 5 minutes spent on information on humming birds. The cost of the tour was eye watering.
Written 12 March 2020
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Kim B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We spent an amazing morning here. Theo and his wife were fabulous hosts and made this trip a very memorable one. We had a 10 y.o. boy with us and Theo made sure to include him, by asking questions and imparting his knowledge to us all. It was a magical experience eating, drinking and learning so much about the history of the island and of this magical creature, all in beautiful surroundings, and with numerous hummingbirds up very close. I would definitely go back if I was in Trinidad again. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
Written 14 April 2023
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Chicago U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
What a wonderful experience. Theo knows everything about these birds, well almost everything (when he doesn't know he says he doesn't). There is so much I was unaware of and what i learned filled in the gaps. It really is a hidden gem. The birds came to visit, we saw some very rare Hummingbirds he hoped would show up and they did, twice. Lunch was DELICIOUS and service was impeccable. I have told so many residents who haven't heard about this place and will now visit. I will return on my next trip.
Written 27 June 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York4,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Yerette is a private home up in the mountains with a garden designed to attract hummingbirds. You can see 14 of the 18 species of hummingbirds that live in Trinidad. Theo is passionate about hummingbirds and loves to talk about them. His wife served a light lunch, with fresh, hot rolls. You will see many hummingbirds here and learn a lot about them.
Written 31 May 2023
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Santosh
12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
My visit of about 3 hours ended up being 5.

The pros- there are plenty of hummingbirds and different kinds, the food was great as well.

The cons - the point about the name Yerette turned into a two hour rambling lecture about how racist US is. All the atrocities against Amerindians. Fair points if you are attending a lecture on history, nothing to do with hummingbirds. The slideshow was about the same. All in
I spent about 15-20 minutes with the hummingbirds.

It’s an interesting place to visit but I would clarify in advance what to expect
Written 13 December 2022
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Hal72
Olympia, WA651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Spent the day here which included a fantastic late breakfast and lunch. Both with fresh local ingredients. Wonderful setup to watch and photograph a myriad of hummingbirds. All close up. Able to take lots of photos. The presence of all the birds, feeders, and flowers allows one to set up the shot including playing with exposures.
Written 1 August 2022
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Emma B
Kidlington, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Magic! Such a privilege to be welcomed into the home of Gloria and Theo. Fabulous food and so much to learn about the hummingbirds. Always good to get learning off the page and what better place to do it! Theo is so passionate and we came away with so much to think about. Thank you.
Written 16 February 2024
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alusk77
Truro, Canada92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
My wife and I visited this "attraction" last month, hoping to photograph hummingbirds in a natural setting. We did not wish to attend Theo's presentation, as we were heading to Caroni Swamp in about an hour.
Theo came over to welcome us. I told him we were not here for the presentation, but to take photographs. He stated that it must be nice to be experts who know everything about hummingbirds, then walked away. Very personable...
After his presentation, which was more like a first year college introduction to hummingbirds, he came over to us and asked what he had done to make us upset with him. I explained that we came to photograph hummingbirds, as I told him at first.
Time to leave, sitting in our van for 15 minutes, I go over to our guide to see what the holdup was. He said Theo was explaining to two women which bird guide they should buy, and would open the gate for us to leave when he was done.
Ten minutes later, he walked approximately 10 feet to press a button to open his gate.
Our advice: stay clear of this pompous individual. His setting wasn't particularly inviting, and there were few opportunities to take photos in a natural setting.
If you are visiting Asa Wright, then no need to come here for a second-class experience!
Written 20 February 2016
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Mer_Candy
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
The experience is taken away due to the host sharing too much. While I appreciate that he is proud of his place and has a passion for birds, he should be cognizant to the fact that not all his visitors are as interested in a presentation about the birds. I'd take a gamble and say most people want to just be surrounded by the birds, ask questions, relax and take home the memory of a peaceful place. However, my experience, and the ones of the dozens of people who have shared with me is always punctuated with.."Yerette is great, BUT...the time spent looking at the birds was too short/the presentation was too long."

That said, there should be a selection of experiences. Those who want to just visit; those who want to visit and have refreshments; and the full blown ornitholigical experience.
Written 2 March 2015
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hickmagp
Maraval, Trinidad891 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
I've been to Yerette twice now. True the hummingbirds are amazing and Theo's photo show is very good. The TT$150 per person donation for cakes and tea came as a bit of a surprise the first time and really wasn't worth it the second time. I would much rather visit Asa Wright where the selection of birds is greater and you don't feel like you are sitting in some ones back garden or living room.
Written 13 August 2013
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