Bird Sanctuary, Caroni

Can you believe we have over 12,000 acres of lush wetland right here in T&T?

The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is the second largest mangrove in the country, located where the Caroni River meets the Gulf of Paria. Home to our national bird, the Scarlet Ibis, as well as 100 different avian species and 20 endangered species, visitors can catch a glimpse of the flamingoes, herons, kingfishers, cardinals, caimans, boas, raccoons and anteaters that make the mangrove their home.

The wetland is protected under the Ramsar Convention, which is the oldest intergovernmental environmental agreement. The swamp is a highly biodiverse, eco-tourism attraction, which is another reason why it’s so important for all of us to protect and take care of it.