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Main Ridge Forest Reserve

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Address: Tobago
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This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to...

This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to an incredible amount of biological diversity.

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Birdwatching

This is an easily accessible rainforest. The roads are good and the path fairly easy but you will need sturdy shoes. I would recommend Fitzroy Quamina 6607836. He is good at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DSwetherby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easily accessible rainforest. The roads are good and the path fairly easy but you will need sturdy shoes. I would recommend Fitzroy Quamina 6607836. He is good at spotting birds, knows the calls and nesting sites.

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Thank DSwetherby
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had a lovely walk through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve. This is a "must" while in Tobago. Fitzroy was very knowledgable about the birds, plants, and the history of the reserve. He was also very friendly and accommodating of personal mobility issues while on the trail. We were very lucky to have found Fitzroy and definitely... More 

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Thank Liz M
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We're not birders, but more interested in enjoying the glorious surroundings. Our guide, Darren Henry, did a great job introducing us to the habitat and teaching us how to spot the birds. This is a truly extraordinary place to visit, but please don't expect cafes or souvenir shops: it is a pristine rain forest. Make sure you have good walking... More 

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Thank Vamos2015
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,295 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Get away from the busy airport end of the Island and explore the Main Ridge Reserve. You can drive through, take a tour or take more time and walk although it's hilly and hot but with great views and wildlife.

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Thank tezpil
Bideford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

My top tip is go with a GOOD guide. While we stopped and watched fir birds and our excellent guide called to them others rushed by. Peter Cox is your man... has his own website. A1

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Thank Jane M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

we arranged a tour with local guide Newton George who knows all about the birdlife and makes sure his customers see as many as possible, providing binoculars and a powerful telescope. It was a wonderful and educational experience.

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Thank Rachel C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

Went with Alibaba Tours and had Jackson as highly knowledgeable guide, having been paractically been brought up in th forest.A slow, ramble, often stopping to listen to...and hopefully see, the many birds, especially the humming bitds. Take good shoes and take your time.

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1 Thank Bryanmarbella
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Don't go on large tours; these are loud and disturb the environment. we went with Peter Cox, in a very slow-paced, informative and mindful small group, to reduce environmental impact. we saw many groups of 20+ people who were not really taking anything in. ALso, the terrain is very difficult so I would not recommend this for people who are... More 

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Thank Irene L
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

First off, you definitely need a vehicle to get up to the Main Ridge. Secondly, you need to get there between 6 - 7 am. Once the above two are set, for any nature and wildlife photographer, it is a dream. Loads of species to photograph. No need to get into any forested trails as a lot of photos can... More 

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3 Thank nickhassanali
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

A pristine environment, this forest is chock full of bird life. There are the typical Caribbean and Central American birds, but the are a few endemic species. The trails can be a bit muddy and are not roundtrip. TIP: Hire a good guide before you go (Peter Cox is a great guide). You will see far more birds as the... More 

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