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Birding Trinidad at the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Long-time friends of Caligo Ventures’ owner Peg Abbott enjoy birding Trinidad on their first trip to the Asa Wright Nature Centre.

Birding Trinidad
Carol & John Exploring
By Guest Bloggers Carol Comeau & John Roser

For several years, we have been encouraged by friends to visit the Asa Wright Nature Center located in the Arima Valley of Trindad’s Northern Range. We finally had the opportunity to enjoy birding Trinidad and booked a 5-night Independent Birding Venture (IBV) through Caligo Ventures in April of 2017, and we found it to be one of the best trips we have taken. We appreciated how easy it was to make our travel arrangements. We booked our flights, and Caligo Ventures took care of the rest. To prepare, we received a detailed clothing and gear recommendation list, a bird list, and luggage tags. After flying to Trinidad from California, it was wonderful to arrive in Port of Spain and be warmly greeted at the airport by Asa Wright Nature Centre staff. Continue reading Birding Trinidad at the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Scott & Amy Weidensaul Visit the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Scott and Amy Weidensaul spent at week at the Asa Wright Nature Centre this March to celebrate the Centre’s 50th Anniversary in partnership with Caligo Ventures.

The Asa Wright Nature Centre through the eyes of Scott Weidensaul: “In a word — fantastic! … a most memorable week.”

Asa Wright Nature Centre
Caligo Group with Scott & Amy Weidensaul at Grand Riviere by Karen LeMay

In March, the first of four sets of celebrity visitors to the Asa Wright Nature Centre kicked the 50th Anniversary year off with a bang! Scott and Amy Weidensaul spent a week at the Centre in mid-March to the delight of Centre staff and guests.
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New Optics at the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Caligo Ventures Announces New Optics for Trinidad’s Asa Wright Nature Centre — in partnership with Birders’ Exchange

Asa Wright Nature Centre
Birding from the AWNC Verandah by Peg Abbott

In March, ten guides and members of the education staff at the Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC) in Trinidad’s scenic Arima Valley will have access to 10 brand-new pairs of binoculars. Guides and visitors alike will also benefit from three new spotting scopes and two new tripods thanks to the generosity of the American Birding Association’s Birders’ Exchange!

Birders’ Exchange (BEX) collects donated new and used equipment and distributes it to colleagues working to conserve birds and their habitats in 30 countries throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. Optics and books are allocated based on availability and requests.
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