About Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust
POINTE-A-PIERRE WILDFOWL TRUST – A MINI WETLAND RAINFOREST
The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust (PaPWFT) is a unique inland wetland rainforest and fresh-water wildlife habitat. It consists of approximately 32 hectares within the expansive Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery complex, close to the environs of San Fernando, Marabella and Gasparillo.
The Wildfowl Trust was founded in 1966 and is the second oldest waterfowl reserve in the world. It is officially listed on Trinidad and Tobago’s Heritage Asset Register under the National Trust Act.
The PaPWFT is home to just over 70 tree species and 109 bird species, including songbirds, herons, endangered waterfowl and other wading birds. There is also a breeding colony of the Scarlet Ibis, one of T&T’s national birds.
The area is easily accessible to all because it includes a boardwalk for the differently-abled. Within the lakes are varieties of aquatic plants including the sacred lotus, nymphaea and other water lilies. They are overlooked and shaded by a variety of trees, some of which gently touch the water with their hanging branches. Additionally, its three nature trails have been interestingly named Devil’s Ear Trail, Forest Walk and Fairy Woods Trail.
Additionally, PaPWFT services include a learning center, a small Amerindian museum and a full-service guesthouse, Petrea Place with a unique restaurant, Freebird.
The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is the perfect spot for an educational and relaxing encounter with nature.
Reservations are required to visit any of these facilities.