A morning with Pawis!
... and the scenery up here is nothing to sneeze at either! Of course all of this was the icing on the cake, I had another specific goal in mind on this day. I had high hopes of seeing Trinidad's only endemic bird. A species locals call Pawi, known to ornithologists as Pipile pipile, and that visiting birders refer to as the Trinidad Piping Guan.
the sign says it all... a conservation billboard sponsored by Asa Wright & local gov't
Pawi digiscoped w/ Leica APO Televid scope & C-Lux camera
Before long the bird began foraging on small berries in the canopy and was joined by a second bird. We watched the two for a while before they both moved to the edge of the road and then set their wings disappearing into the tree tops opposite.