Nariva Swamp Bioblitz 2014

The third T&T Bioblitz took place in Nariva Swamp on  18-19 October 2014. The event was based at the Forestry Division Nariva Swamp Field Station in Kernahan. The event was led by Mike G. Rutherford and was a collaboration between the UWI Zoology Museum (UWIZM) and the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club (TTFNC). The volunteers for the event came from many places including staff and students from the University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences, John Murphy and friends from the Field Museum, members of the T&T Serpentarium, representatives from Forestry Division, Fisheries Division and many other nature enthusiasts. Funding for the event came from First Citizens with donations of drinks from Coca Cola Ltd.

pond dipping bird banding competition

froglogobech seineclose up results results

Over 100 volunteers and experts surveyed Bush Bush Reserve, the Nariva River, around Kernahan Village and the cocal. Many member of the public came along on Sunday to go on walks and see the experts at work. The end count was 742 species which was a great result. The birders in particular doing very well with 123 species and the herpetology group finding a potential new species of frog for Trinidad!

The event was reported on in the national media and on-line.

Trinidad Express


A Facebook page has been created for all the T&T Bioblitz events and contains many more photographs.

The 4th edition of the 2014 Quarterly Bulletin from the TTFNC is dedicated to the BioBlitz.

The final report will be accessible here once it is finished.


Last updated 30 April 2015