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Join Scott Weidensaul at the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Caligo Ventures helps celebrate the Asa Wright Nature Centre’s 50th Anniversary with birding celebrity Scott Weidensaul.

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the famed Asa Wright Nature Centre, and we are so excited! We can think of no better way to commemorate this incredible milestone than by celebrating with author Scott Weidensaul in a style that is completely in sync with the mission of this unique non-profit: Inviting YOU to visit, learn, bird, and enjoy — Trini-style!

Scott Weidensaul
Scott Weidensaul by Bill Clark

So, what could be better than a late-winter trip to Trinidad and Tobago? How about a late-winter trip to this warm, bird-full island nation with a birding celebrity? Author, researcher, and educator Scott Weidensaul visits the Asa Wright Nature Centre March 18 – 25, 2017, and you’re invited to join him.
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Chocolate Making at Brasso Seco Paria

We came to the Asa Wright Nature Centre for the birds, but little did we know we were in for a sweet treat — a chocolate making demonstration!

A guest blog post by Kimberly Vetter.

Chocolate making at Brasso Seco
Kimberly Vetter & Richard Gibbon by Lynn Tennefoss

Do you like chocolate? I know I do and was pleasantly surprised when I learned I would be visiting a bona fide cacao farm during my stay at Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad for a chocolate making demonstration. (A special treat, this agro-tour is a regular feature on Caligo Venture’s all-day Blanchisseuse Road field trip in the Northern Range.) Although the island country has been growing cacao for more than 100 years, it was only recently that local growers started making actual chocolate.
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Birding the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Asa Wright Nature Centre: Where the birding is only surpassed by the staff.

By guest blogger Kimberly Vetter

Group Birding in Trinidad by Dodie Logue
Group Birding in Trinidad by Dodie Logue

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am a casual birder. I enjoy adding new finds to my life list and I don’t mind going the extra mile to do so as long as I have a guide to help me – OK hold my hand – along the way.

That guide is usually my husband, an avid birder and ornithologist, unless we end up in a place where he is unfamiliar with the birds himself, which is exactly where we found ourselves this October when we took a trip coordinated by Caligo Ventures to bird the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad.
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