As well as a detailed and quite lengthy presentation on Trinidad's hummingbirds and the chance to watch the birds as they gather at sugar-water feeders, visits to Yerette include a light breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea (depending upon what time you visit), and a slide show of hummingbird photographs. All visits must be booked in advance; note also that Yerette often closes temporarily when its owner-operators are away.

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