On our first full day in Tobago, we join our guide Gladwyn James to explore the Main Ridge Forest Preserve, an expanse of rain forest that covers much of the central portion of northeast Tobago. Interestingly, it has been legally protected since 1776, making it the world’s oldest established preserve. A single road that is not heavily used traverses the preserve from north-to-south, providing ample opportunity for frequent roadside stops, and occasional trails allow access to deeper forest. This area is home to Blue-backed Manakin and the endemic White-tailed Sabrewing, two of the specialties of Tobago. We were able to find both of these species, along with other delightful birds.