Birdwatching or birding is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, or by listening for bird sounds.
Between September to March, you may spot breeding pairs of Oystercatchers. Summer is perfect for birding at the De Hoop Vlei.
Gates are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in summer and from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. in winter.
The dry season from November until March. With the first rain in April tens of thousands ducks get attracted.
For my opinion the the dry season from December to April. Although you might see the Olive Ridley Turtles at the rainy season and reptiles and amphibians are more abundant.
The begin of the seabird breeding season is November with the peak from December to February. In March and April, you already spot fewer tropicbirds breeding under bushes. These months are also the best ones to spot boobies breeding.
Best months for a travel to Trinidad and Tobago are the dry season from January to May but rain can always occur. In the rainy season, rain occurs mostly in the afternoon. Anyway, there is often a short break between mid-Sep. to mid-Oct. Luckily Trinidad and Tobago are south of the hurricane belt and hardly experience a hurricane but it can happen like in September 1963 or September 2004. Trinidad and Tobago are most likely to be affected between August and September.
The scarlet ibis peak in numbers is from November to March. Each evening a huge number of scarlet ibis roost in the protected Caroni Swamp. It is a very popular spectacle. Therefore, several boats leave the dock in the afternoon. Kayaking is also offered.
The breeding season last from April to late September. Fewer numbers are seen in the roosting area. They return around mid-October and stay until March.
Best months for a travel to Trinidad are the dry season from January to May but rain can always occur. In the rainy season, it may rain several times each day but the sky clears up in between. There is often a short break between mid-Sep. to mid-Oct. Luckily Trinidad and Tobago are south of the hurricane belt and hardly experience a hurricane but it can happen like in September 1963 or September 2004. Trinidad is most likely to be affected between August and September.
The dry season is likewise the peak season. October until Christmas it's less crowded, and temps are cooler.
The best time of day for birding is the morning. Don't go too early, otherwise mosquito might eat you up.
The best months are November until April in the dry season. Rainy season from July until October is not recommended, as areas can be flooded. Shoulder season May and June, showers may occur but easier to find a casa without booking in advance. July and August are the Cuban school holiday.