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More Tobago and A Good Look into 2017′s Calendar

Yeah, I just can't get enough of Tobago. Both before and after the Charlotteville Bioblitz I never closed my eyes. Some folks were just too tired, but I kept my red, sandy eyes open no matter what. Before I even arrived at the Bioblitz, I photographed this pair of White-tailed Sabrewings in the rainforest. These large hummingbirds were nearly wiped out completely by Hurricane Flora in 1963, but have since made a staggering comeback, and can be seen with some degree of regularity in certain locations. In fact, there is a little hut on the main road passing through the rainforest with a couple hummingbird...

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Bioblitz 2015: Charlotteville

The most recent installment of the frantic recording of species took place in idyllic Tobago, specifically on the north-eastern end, in the picturesque village of Charlotteville. Which is now being ruined by the construction of a mall, but that's a whole other story. I didn't think that I would be able to anticipate a Bioblitz more than the Nariva Swamp edition the previous year, but Tobago? Hell yeah, we all know how much I love Tobago. I didn't care if I saw nothing at all. I flew in to Tobago on the Friday evening, and after a fortuitous meeting with an old friend, I headed off to spend the night...

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Bioblitz 2014: Nariva Swamp

I had long been licking my lips by the time the 2014 edition of the T&T Bioblitz rolled around. Nariva Swamp is one of the most biodiverse places within Trinidad, and usually permits are necessary to enter this protected area. With the all access pass that came with being a contributor to the Bioblitz, I could've hardly waited for the date. I remembered what I had seen on previous visits, howler and capuchin monkeys, porcupines, macaws, the list went on. Basecamp was the forestry field station at the entrance to Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary, with ample space for parking and the pitching of tents. Upon...

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