Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s Tropical Island Birding: From Cloud Forest to Rain Forest
Enjoy world-class birding in Puerto Rico, where you’ll explore the island’s habitats and ecosystems with experts as you see Todys, Nightjars and other unique birds.
Program No. 19734RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Enjoy some of the best bird watching in Puerto Rico as local naturalists lead you through a wide range of habitats on these tropical islands. Embark on field trips through Puerto Rico's parks, forests, biosphere reserves and wildlife refuges and learn about endemic bird species and preservation issues. Seek out rare specimens in the Guanica Dry Forest — a U.N. Biosphere Reserve — and visit the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Continue birding in El Yunque rain-forest and hike in Old San Juan.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain; getting in/out of coach bus. Elevations up to 4,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, home to Puerto-Rican Flycatchers and Adelaide’s Warblers.
  • Visit the Maricao Cloud Forest, a region that is prime habitat for Puerto Rico’s endemic birds.
  • Search for the endangered Puerto Rican Amazon and the colorful Puerto Rican Tody.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Alberto J Melendez
Alberto Melendez is a certified educational excursion, a certified Advance Open Water Scuba Diver and a Florida master naturalist. He has been leading kayak and snorkeling explorations in the Orlando area for over eight years. A 'tree-hugger' since the term became popular, he enjoys introducing folks to the inside story of the critters, salt marsh and history of the area.
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Alberto J Melendez
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