Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge

Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge

Caribbean Islands, Trinidad

Lodge Lodge


The AWNC is a “Not-for-Profit” Trust established in 1967 by a group of naturalists and bird-watchers to “protect part of the Arima Valley in a natural state and to create a conservation and study area for the protection of wildlife and for the enjoyment of all.” It was one of the first nature centres to be established in the Caribbean and has become a worldwide name.

Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC’s properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat.

The Centre’s main facilities are located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. The whole effect is one of being deep in tropical rainforest.

Many of Trinidads birds can be found within the lush grounds of the lodge including the spectacular Bearded Bellbird whose song rings out across the forest. Jacamars, toucans, woodcreepers and antbirds can all be found and the bizarre displays of Golden-headed and White-bearded Manakins in the grounds is a true delight.

Watching the feeders off the veranda in the early mornings can be overwhelming with hummingbirds, tanagers, honeycreepers, euphonias and much more.

The hummingbirds include White-chested Emerald, White-necked Jacobin, Blue-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-breasted and Little Hermits, Copper-rumped Hummingbird and regularly on the flowering shrubs the tiny Tufted Coquette.

Using the Asa Wright Nature Centre as a base it is possible to do day trips for specialities like the Trinidad Piping Guan, Trinidad Motmot and the famous Oilbirds. Another spectacle is the thousands of Scarlet Ibis that fly into roost in the mangroves in the Caroni Swamp.

Come and stay with us and enjoy wildlife at its best.

A Trust established in 1967 by a group of naturalists and bird-watchers.


Single Rooms
Double Rooms
Cabins / Bungalows


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Laundry Service Available
Mobile Phone Coverage

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Night Walks / Drives
Boat Trips
Butterfly Garden
Observation Deck
Reference Books


Private Trails
Within accommodation grounds
or up to 1 mile away


Restaurant / Dining
Picnic / Lunch Boxes
Shop / Store

Species List - English

  1. Bearded Bellbird All Year 1km
  2. Trinidad Motmot 2-10km
  3. Tufted Coquette 2-10km
  4. Trinidad Piping Guan 2-10km
  5. Golden-headed Manakin All Year 1km
  6. Oilbird All Year 2-10km
  7. White-bearded Manakin All Year 1km
  8. Copper-rumped Hummingbird 2-10km
  9. Scarlet Ibis 2-10km
  10. Little Tinamou 2-10km
  11. Purple Honeycreeper 2-10km
  12. Green Honeycreeper 2-10km
  13. Ruby-topaz Hummingbird 2-10km
  14. Brown Violetear 2-10km
  15. Long-billed Starthroat 2-10km
  16. Green-throated Mango 2-10km
  17. Pinnated Bittern 2-10km
  18. Boat-billed Heron 2-10km
  19. Pearl Kite 2-10km
  20. Black Hawk-eagle 2-10km
  21. Ornate Hawk-eagle 2-10km
  22. Long-winged Harrier 2-10km
  23. White Hawk 2-10km
  24. Squirrel Cuckoo 2-10km
  25. Little Cuckoo 2-10km
  26. Tropical Screech Owl 2-10km
  27. Spectacled Owl 2-10km
  28. White-tailed Nightjar 2-10km
  29. Guianan Trogon 2-10km
  30. Collared Trogon 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Procnias averano All Year 1km
  2. Momotus bahamensis 2-10km
  3. Lophornis ornatus 2-10km
  4. Pipile pipile 2-10km
  5. Dixiphia erythrocephala All Year 1km
  6. Steatornis caripensis All Year 2-10km
  7. Manacus manacus All Year 1km
  8. Amazilia tobaci 2-10km
  9. Eudocimus ruber 2-10km
  10. Crypturellus soui 2-10km
  11. Cyanerpes caeruleus 2-10km
  12. Chlorophanes spiza 2-10km
  13. Chrysolampis mosquitus 2-10km
  14. Colibri delphinae 2-10km
  15. Heliomaster longirostris 2-10km
  16. Anthracothorax viridigula 2-10km
  17. Botaurus pinnatus 2-10km
  18. Cochlearius cochlearius 2-10km
  19. Gampsonyx swainsonii 2-10km
  20. Spizaetus tyrannus 2-10km
  21. Spizaetus ornatus 2-10km
  22. Circus buffoni 2-10km
  23. Pseudastur albicollis 2-10km
  24. Piaya cayana 2-10km
  25. Coccycua minuta 2-10km
  26. Megascops choliba 2-10km
  27. Pulsatrix perspicillata 2-10km
  28. Hydropsalis cayennensis 2-10km
  29. Trogon violaceus 2-10km
  30. Trogon collaris 2-10km

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Lodge: Trinidad & Tobago: 868-667-4655


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