Tourism Trinidad will be attending the second Global Bird Fair, scheduled for July 14-16, 2023 at Rutland Showground in Oakham, United Kingdom.
The fair will feature world-leading conservationists, adventurers, scientists, wildlife filmmakers and authors, with lectures and presentations on conservation work for birds around the globe.
In 2022, the Global Bird Fair raised €100,000.00 (approximately £ 85,000) for bird conservation.
Throughout the three-day event, visitors can join in workshops, panels and discussions on topics like the biodiversity crisis, the destruction of bird habitats and the protection of declining bird species.
Trinidad and Tobago are important habitats for a variety of bird species, and are home to the Scarlet Ibis, their national bird, which was recently designated an “Environmentally Sensitive Species”.
The twin-island nation is also home to two endemic species, Trinidad Piping Guan (or Pawi) and the Trinidad Mot Mot. It is also home to the only cave-dwelling, nocturnal fruit-eating bird in the world, the Oilbird.
Both islands boast of over 470 recorded species of birds and are on the pathway of winter migrant birds from North America, Europe and the Arctic regions & South American migrant birds from the austral winter.
Areas of interest in Trinidad include Yerette’s, Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Nariva Swamp, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust, Blanchisseuse Road, and Grande Riviere.
The Global Bird Fair is an important platform for Trinidad to promote birding and conservation work to the global birding and conservation community.
For more information on Trinidad, visit our Trinidad Hub.