Avifauna of the Brickfield Mudflats, Trinidad and Tobago
Keywords:Seabirds, Shorebirds, Coastal habitats, Brickfield Mudflats, Waterloo, Orange Valley
The coastal mudflats at the southern end of Caroni Swamp, Trinidad, provide feeding and roosting areas for large congregations of resident and migrant seabirds, shorebirds and waders. The birds using the mudflats and their relative abundance are presented, together with bird lists for the surrounding habitats. The species composition on the mudflats is influenced by the habitat, location, and surrounding economic activities. The site meets the criteria for designation as an Environmentally Sensitive Area.