Trinidad and Tobago (TT) retain some of the largest remaining wetlands in the Caribbean and are a key link in a major bird migration route. Wetlands and the birds they support provide critical ecosystem services to local human populations. However, these habitats are highly threatened. Through social surveys, it is my goal to determine how people in Trinidad and Tobago interact with and value wetlands and the birds that live in them. Ultimately, I plan to link these results with bird and habitat protection.