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This Not-for-Profit Trust was established in 1967 by a group of Trinidadian naturalists and birdwatchers, and was one of the first nature centres to be established in the entire Caribbean area. 

As well as being a centre for conservation and research into tropical ecology, Asa Wright is a world-class birding destination. In the grounds you can spot a huge number of bird species, including white-necked jacobin, tufted coquette, collared trogon and bearded bellbird.

The centre consists of various rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, located in the main Estate House (which has disabled access), as well as in nearby cottages that are scattered throughout the attractive garden-like grounds. In total there are 24 rooms; the accommodation is simple, but perfectly comfortable. The verandah of the main house has fine views across the forest that stretches right down the valley, and this scenic setting is one of the finest birding spots in the Caribbean. 

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: oilbird, golden-headed manakin, bearded bellbird, collared trogon, red-rumped agouti
  • Where: Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

A Carnival of Wildlife

Swing through the lesser known parts of Trinidad and Tobago to witness the diversity of its wildlife: Trinidad’s national bird – the iconic scarlet ibis, the curious cave-dwelling oilbird, the mysterious colony of bats at Tamana and the world's largest brain coral in Tobago.

  • When to go: Sep-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

The Asa Wright Experience

Ask a few well-travelled birdwatchers their favourite places in the world to stay, and Asa Wright will soon enter the conversation. Combined with the glorious contrast of Tobago, this trip is an excellent introduction to the incredible diversity of bird life in Central and South America.

  • When to go: Feb-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,675 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Caribbean Wilderness

Journey to the Caribbean to explore untouched rainforest, sprawling savannahs and tropical reefs that offer a variety of captivating wildlife encounters and incredible nature experiences. This itinerary combines birding in Trinidad with the diverse wildlife and scenery of Guyana, before a few days relaxation in Tobago.

  • When to go: Sep-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,645 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea