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“For the bird lover in you”

Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl
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US$ 59.00*
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Layover Wild Fowl Experience
Ranked #16 of 92 things to do in Trinidad
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust was founded in 1966. We are a national, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to Environmental Education, Public Awareness and the research, breeding and re-introduction into the wild of locally endangered waterfowl species and other wetland birds. As an inland, freshwater habitat encompassing approximately 32 hectares and 2 lakes, we are uniquely situated within a major petro-chemical and oil-refining complex, making it the only one in the world.
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A nice trail for nature photographers and birders, where you can see a large variety of Trinidad birds and also caimans and insects. A few animals in cages, some for rehabilitative purposes but most can come and go as they like. A very nice experience to have while in South Trinidad

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

As people kept telling us on T&T, Trinidadians view all wildlife as a potential meal. By visiting schools and bringing students to the Pointe-a-Pierre wetlands, the Wildfowl Trust is trying to change that attitude. And they have a great story to tell.

Years ago, the then owner of the refinery, Texaco, turned the wetlands on its property into the Wildfowl Trust. Since, it's become an important conservation center, breeding the islands' endangered birds like the white-faced whistling duck for release into the wild. There's also blue and gold macaws.

You'll find many wild birds as well. Among them are masked cardinal, osprey, yellow-headed caracara, yellow-headed blackbird, wattled jacana, black-crowned night-heron, streak-headed woodcreeper, purple and common gallinules, black-bellied whistling-duck, and many, many more.

We were lucky enough to meet two of Trinidad's heroes, Molly Gaskin and Karilyn Shephard, who have spent many years making the Trust a success, both for the birds and for education.

If you want to stay nearby, there's a very comfortable guest house just a short walk away called Petrea Place.

There's a picnic area near the welcome center, but there's little in the way of food to purchase. So bring your own.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Great place to visit if you are a nature lover, lots of wild birds and caymans. Lots of great scenes for a nature photographer like me and there are nice trails for walking. Not bad for a place inside an oil refinery

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

You have to go through an oil refinery to get there but when you do it is an amazing experience. We thought it would be like the Wildfowl Trust in the UK with captured birds as well as wild ones but most of the birds are wild and come and go as they please. Ther are a few blue and yellow macaws in cages and some scarlet ibis but that is it. Everthing else is just there becuase it wants to be. A great experience and we would go again.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

I visited this place years ago and it was and still is a must see place to visit in Trinidad. However there is a lady who works there by the tone of her voice she sounds foreign. She has a attitude problem didn't get her name but she needs to adjust her attitude...but otherwise the place is lovely :)

Date of experience: October 2014
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