BIRD SANCTUARY- OUR PRESENTATION FOR 2019
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WILDLIFE
Trinidad & Tobago impresses with white sand beaches, the dazzling underwater world of the coral reefs, the oldest natural rain forest of the northern hemisphere, spectacular mountain ranges, a diverse culture, varied history and species-rich wildlife.
Scientists researched many different species: 97 native mammalian, 400 bird, 55 reptile, 25 amphibian and 617 butterfly species, as well as over 2,200 species of vascular plants. Hardly any other area of the West Indies and only a few areas of South America show this diversity.
The Caroni Swamp is a protected wetland south of the capital Port of Spain on the Gulf of Paria. Caroni Swamp – you name it a Bird Sabtuary is home to about 185 species of birds, 20 of which are considered endangered. Within the area, an area of 324 hectares is designated as a nature reserve. The nature reserve was established in 1953. Among other things, the area is home to about 15,000 specimen colony of Scarlet Ibis, one of the two national birds Trinidad.
KINGFISHER section – colours: orange, tealblue – The Amazon King Fisher
TOUCAN section – colours: black, red, white, blue, yellow – The Chanel billed Toucan
MACAW- colors – red -green -blue – Red Green Macaw
HUMMINGBIRD section: The ruby-topaz hummingbird is one of the 17 hummingbird species that can be found on the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. This vibrant little bird of name patron of our FRONTLINE ONLY Section.
We are glad to continue in the third year our creative and successful co-operation for 2018 with award winning International designer Paul O’Donoghue (Exquisite Costume Creations). He had done costumes over the past 23 years for many bands in Europe and overseas. Furthermore he runs UCOM (Winner NHC Big Band 2015, 2016, 2018) – an Ultra All Inclusive Mas Band who strives to be different and create the most cutting edge Designs for Notting Hill Carnival.