Located in the southern Caribbean just a few miles from the South American continent, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago offer exceptionally rich biodiversity and a wide variety of easily accessible wildlife habitats.
"Geoffrey Gomes Birding & Naturalist Tours" offers a varied program of customized tours for Life List birders and those with an interest in general natural history.
Tours are guided personally by Geoffrey Gomes, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable guides in the country.
Geoffrey is a highly experienced naturalist who has specialised over the years in ornithology and chiroptology. He is a member of the Trinidad & Tobago Rare Bird Committee and is Ornithologist on the Government appointed Wild Life Conservation Committee, which advises the Environmental Minister on all aspects of wildlife conservation in the twin island state.
He is also a former Trinidad & Tobago representative on the board of the Society of Caribbean Ornithology and a retired (10 years) member of the management council of the Zoological Society of T&T.
Although Geoffrey is a wildlife photographer in his own right, many of the images chosen for this website are those captured by his various "Adventure Birding & Naturalist Tours" guests over the years. These include Jan Willem Steffelaar, Wendy Hooson - U.K. Tour Guest 2006, Ron & Chris Burgin - U.K. Tour Guests 2007, Michael Van Buskirk - U.S.A. Tour Guest 2004, Paul Thomas - Trinidad Birding guest 2008, Hans A. Blatta - German Tour Guest 2003, Larry & Sharon Muczynski (USA), Michael Arrowood (USA), L.M. (Woody) Woodcock Jr. (USA), Margret Mulsow (Germany), Merlin Tuttle, Paula Tuttle and George Jett (USA), and Claude Villemagne. Copyright on the images remains with the respective photographers.
Cook's Tree Boa
Tour Leader Geoffrey Gomes (left) and guests
prepare to photograph a female Giant Leatherback
Turtle returning to the Caribbean Sea at 6:30AM,
having just laid her eggs on a Trinidadian beach.
Red Howler monkey
Tent-making Bats (Uroderma bilobatum) under the mid-rib of a palm leaf they have bitten to fold down to create a "tent" where they can roost.
[Photo: Merlin Tuttle]