Noteworthy bird sightings: September 2011

An adult Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) was observed in South Trinidad on 9 September. This large member of the stork family was found feeding in a cattle pasture in Mon Desir, South Oropouche by A. Ramsaroop and T. Maharaj. The Jabiru is a rare visitor to wetlands in Trinidad and Tobago and was last reported in 2009 in Nariva Swamp (see The Nariva Jabirus and Icacos Swamp 2009.07.20).

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) - Photograph © Tarran Maharaj


#1 Nigel Campbell on 10.27.11 at 2:05 pm

Cool. I saw this on the newspapers and I hope that we get a colony soon. (Although knowing trinis they may want to capture the birds)

#2 Nigel Campbell on 09.12.13 at 5:52 pm

..And people have reported seeing this bird again with pictures over the last month

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