Gilpin Trace

Main Ridge Forest

Main Ridge

The UNESCO-listed Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is the oldest nature reserve in the western hemisphere and has many tempting trails for birdwatchers. The most prestigious, and indeed oldest, of the trails being the Gilpin Trace.

The trail is a deserved favorite amongst visitors, delighting both bird watchers and nature lovers. The trail leads through areas that are home to one of the world’s rarest hummingbirds – the white-tailed sabrewing, which was thought to be extinct before being rediscovered in 1974. Other birds that can be seen include fuscous flycatchers, blue-backed manakins (Tobago’s only Manakin) and the white-necked jacobin.

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