Surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is a rugged and mountainous island containing a wide variety of bird-rich habitats. Host to 17 endemics and numerous Greater Antillean and Caribbean restricted species, Puerto Rico has surprisingly been forgotten amongst its more illustrious neighbours - Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. While the many endemics and near-endemics are the priority, the island also plays host to a number of wintering North American passerines. From the humid Luquillo Mountains, we will work our way through the cool slopes of Maricao and the dry forests of Guanica. Our tour takes in the major habitats, offering us an excellent chance of seeing almost all the island’s endemics.

 

Top Birds

Plain Pigeon, Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo, Puerto Rican Screech Owl, Puerto Rican Nightjar, Antillean Mango, Green Mango, Green-throated Carib, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Puerto Rican Emerald, Puerto Rican Tody, Puerto Rican Woodpecker, Lesser Antillean Pewee, Puerto Rican Flycatcher, Puerto Rican Vireo, Antillean Euphonia, Elfin Woods Warbler, Adelaide’s Warbler, Puerto Rican Oriole, Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Greater Antillean Grackle, Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Puerto Rican Tanager, Puerto Rican Spindalis, Loggerhead Kingbird, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Shiny Cowbird, Northern Mockingbird.

Habitats Covered

wetlands, mudflats, dry xerophytic forest, humid montane forest, mangroves, grasslands, humid lowland forest

Expected Climate

tropical to tropical arid. Average temperatures at this time of year vary between 19ºC (66ºF) in the evenings to 30ºC (86ºF) during the heat of the day. We visit during the middle of the dry season, although rain could fall in the humid forests

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader

Tour Pace & Walking

relaxed with little trail hiking. Most birding is done from the road or on wide paths

Accommodation

comfortable

Ease of Birding

mostly easy with some tougher species

Number of Species Expected

100+

Photographic Opportunities

good

What our clients say about us

Robert Wilcox
KH, Puerto Rico 2023

Julio, our local guide, was great. Drove, bucked luggage, knew great restaurants, and, most importantly, knew the birds, their calls, and their locations. Bobby Wilcox was also great, knew the birds and their calls and was able to get everyone on each bird. Great tour. Id do it again if there werent so many other places to go. Sarah Dell was great on the office end. Thanks. Ill be back. KEN

Forrest Rowland
EM, Puerto Rico

Forrest is an excellent guide all around. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and also fun to be with.

Forrest Rowland
MW, Puerto Rico

The trip and the Guides were excellent.

Forrest Rowland
MO, Puerto Rico

Forrest was great as usual and our local guide was fantastic. The food and accommodations were excellent

Robert Wilcox
MI - Puerto Rico 2024

Bobby and Julio were both great guides. They made sure that we got all the endemics and that everyone had a chance to see each bird.

Puerto Rico - Forgotten Greater Antilles 2025

12 Jan 2025 - 17 Jan 2025 (6 days)

USD3,195 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Tour price (Per person): USD3,195 * GBP2,565 * EUR2,998 * AUD4,924

Single Supplement: USD380 * GBP305 * EUR357 * AUD586

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