Caroni Bird Sanctuary

Photo Credit: © Gail Frederick CC BY

The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a swamp popular among eco tourists for its plentiful offering of bird watching opportunities.

The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is located at the Caroni Swamp, which is 5,611 hectors of mangrove forest and marsh. The swamp is ecologically diverse and rich in marine life and bird species.

Daily boating trips and other tours are available daily. These include a General Tour which takes place at 4:00 p.m., a Photography Tour, a Bird Watching Tour, a Family Picnic Tour, and a Fishing Tour. All tours must be reserved in advance.


Situated in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 5.8 miles southeast of downtown Port of Spain, Caroni Bird Sanctuary always welcomes local residents and tourists who are lodging in this part of Trinidad. Whether or not you are staying particularly close, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. It is northwest of Chaguanas.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The most proximate place to eat to Caroni Bird Sanctuary is KFC Morequito Avenue, which offers American dishes. It's only about four miles from this nature preserve, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Mario's Valpark Plaza and Curry Spot are additional restaurant choices nearby where you will be able to enjoy the local cuisine on Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of nature preserves, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Caroni Lagoon National Park and Forest & Nature Reserve; the first of which is a quarter mile to the north of Caroni Bird Sanctuary. There are a couple other places of interest in the area, including Kay Donna Drive In, which is four miles away the vicinity of Port of Spain. You might also want to consider checking out Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection, which is another attraction not far away.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Caroni Bird Sanctuary.

Attractions Near Caroni Bird Sanctuary
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Kay Donna Drive In Other Activities/Excursions 4.2 mi. (11.6 km) NE 7.2 mi. North of Chaguanas
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection Museum 4.4 mi. (6.8 km) NNW 4.2 mi. East of Port of Spain
Fort Picton Historic Site 4.9 mi. (4.6 km) NW 2.8 mi. East of Port of Spain
Palladium Cinema Other Activities/Excursions 5.4 mi. (12.7 km) NE St. Augustine

More Information

Location: Caroni Swamp, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad


(868) 663-0458

(868) 737-2069




Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.