Trinidad and Tobago are among the top 10 spots in the world in terms of the number of species of birds per square mile—more than 430, many living within pristine rain forests, lowlands and savannas, and fresh- and saltwater swamps. If you're lucky, you might spot the collared trogon, Trinidad piping guan (known locally as the common pawi), or rare white-tailed Sabrewing hummingbird. Restaurants often hang feeders outside on their porches, as much to keep the birds away from your food as to provide a chance to see them. Both the Asa Wright Nature Centre and Caroni Bird Sanctuary are major bird-watching destinations.

Nanan Ecotours. Although Winston Nanan, a self-taught ornithologist, passed away in 2015, his company still operates tours in the Winston Nanan Caroni Bird Sanctuary. The two-hour boat tours depart every day at 4 pm from the sanctuary dock. His family, which continues the tour operation, also offers tours through Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad. 868/645–1305.

Point-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust. This 26-acre haven for rare bird species is within the unlikely confines of a petrochemical complex; you must call in advance for a reservation. Petrotrin Complex, Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad. 868/658–4200. $5.

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