A Baby is Here!!!

The Pointe-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust Welcomes Its First Baby Limpkin


In September 2014, Education Officers at the P-a-P Wild Fowl Trust noticed a strange bird around the Main Breeding Lake. The bird, a Limpkin, the first ever to visit the Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust.

Photo by Nicholas Hassanali (Trust Member)

Soon it was apparent that this bird would come to be a common site around the Trust, feeding on snails or clucking as it flew across the lake into the Hyacinths where it made its home.

As the months went by another siting was made, the Limpkin started the process of attracting suitors. A total of five Limpkins were spotted in and around the Trust. This was only natural as the male Limpkin scouts for suitable nesting sites and then would attract a few females from which a mate would be chosen.

A full year had pass and the site of Limpkins around the lake had become a bit scarce. When one day while conducting normal day to day duties, Education Officers noticed some weird behavior from the Limpkin. Seen in their usual spot foraging for snails, a little brown figure dashed behind the bushes where the Limpkin was, could it be? With great excitement and joy it was witnessed by staff that the Limpkin indeed found himself a mate and they now have a baby.

Photo by Nicholas Hassanali (Trust Member)

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is proud to now be home to a thriving Limpkin family. These beautiful birds can be seen around the Main Breeding lake feeding and flying together.

Baby Limpkin running to find mum...

Photo by Jaleen West (Trust Staff)

Foraging for snails with mummy

Photo by Nicholas Hassanali (Trust Member)




The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust works German Embassy in Combating Climate Change in Trinidad and Tobago


The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is proud to be supported by the German Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago again with a grant which would enable the Trust's outreach programme "Adapting to Climate Change". Trust Educators will visit schools specifically in rural areas of Trinidad and Tobago to share educational programmes to the youth engaging them in discussions and showing them that a "green lifestyle" helps fight climate change. 

The Embassy and the Trust have been long standing partners since 2011 in raising the awareness about climate change.



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