Unlike the 2010 tour, this time we were exposed to rain almost every day and that affected bird activity. Birds that normally are active during the dry season were somehow quiet, while many uncommon passerine were not only active but singing regularly. Also, Masked Duck was seen with ducklinks and Pinnated Bittern flew in front of our van in the W side of the island of Trinidad. In Waterloo we were able to report a rare vagrant to these islands, Herring Gul. One of the most special moments was the finding of Rufous Night jar (singing and scoped!) in Aripo, a lifer for our local guide, Mahase.