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"As the path of the birds in the air or of fishes in the water is invisible, even so is the path of the possessors of wisdom."
Celebrating 24 years of sharing our Natural Heritage!
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PDS-WBL (Full-day)
Daily upon request
Low-impact
Mayagüez
1 PAX
Please contact us
Available upon request
Yes
Always required
N/A
Guide expenses,dinner,
or tips
Non-smokers only
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FWS-LC-LCBT (Half-day)
Daily upon request
Low-impact
Mayagüez
1 PAX
Please contact us
Available upon request
Yes
Always required
N/A
Guide expenses,dinner,
or tips
Non-smokers only
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FWS-CR-CBBT (Half-day)
Daily upon request
Easy
Mayagüez
1 PAX
Please contact us
Available upon request
Yes
Always required
N/A
Guide expenses, dinner,
or tips
Non-smokers only
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PDS-MAR (Half or Full Day)
Daily upon request
Moderate
Mayagüez
1 PAX
Please contact us
Available upon request
Yes
Always required
N/A
Guide expenses,dinner, or
tips
Non-smokers only
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Western Birding Loop
On-site Program

The Western Birding Loop is a full-day birding trip departing from Mayagüez and
combines several birding sites of the western and southwestern regions.  
Depending on selected sites and time of the year, we will be looking for
endemic species, plus other critically endangered (Yellow-shouldered Blackbird),
endangered (West Indian Whistling-Duck, Piping Plover, Sharp-shinned Hawk),
and threatened species (White-cheeked Pintail, Broad-winged Hawk, Caribbean
Coot, Snowy Plover, White-crowned Pigeon, Elfin-Woods Warbler).  You can
extend the day for our Nightjar.  
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Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge (Salt Flats)
On-site Program

Located in the Southwest, the salt flats not only are considered one of the
most important points for migrating shorebirds in the Eastern Caribbean, but
are also important as prime fish habitat.  This area is vital nesting and feeding
area for many species.  In here you will find the
Yellow-shouldered
Blackbird
, Snowy Plover, Wilson´s Plover, Least Tern, Peregrine Falcon, PR
Flycatcher
, Caribbean Elaenia, just to name a few.  In 1999 the salt flats
became part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service system.  More than 118 bird
species have been recorded at the salt flats; 28 shorebirds.  In 2010 it was
designated as Caribbean’s first
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve.
100% of your money stays in Puerto Rico, not abroad.
Maricao Birding Trip
Elfin-woods Warbler Territrory

A one hour drive takes us to the small mountainous town of Maricao where we
will be looking for the target endemic birds of the day:  Elfin-Woods Warbler,
Tody, Tanager, Spindalis, Adelaide´s Warbler, Emerald, Bullfinch, Green Mango,
Lizard Cuckoo, Vireo, Oriole, Woodpecker, and Flycatcher; plus near endemics,
such as the Lesser Antillean Pewee and Antillean Euphonia.   This option is
offered as a half-day birding trip (morning or afternoon) or a full-day and
includes transportation from Mayagüez.
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Slow mobility birders are welcome!
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Cruise passenger, do you want to
go birding?






Transportation is available from
San Juan, Mayagüez, and Ponce
ports.   All our vehicles comply
with Government´s requirements.
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Transfers
Private Trip
Reservations
Entrance Fees
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Restrictions
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Reservations
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Restrictions
Birds, nature, culture, and regional cuisine.
All birding trips are weather permissible. especially during the Summer--Sahara dust, Monserrat Volcano ashes, high concentration of mold, and/or Hurricane Season.
You should bring  

  • Comfortable hiking boots or
    shoes that could get dirty,
  • Sunblock
  • Hat,
  • Rain gear
  • Binoculars,
  • Scope,
  • Camera,
  • ...and a big smile.

We provide

  • Bottled water,
  • Insect repellent,
  • Nikon ProStaff Scope,
  • Certified Tour Guide

Be prepared for

  • uneven terrain,
  • rain
Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge
On-site Program

Cartagena Lagoon is a remnant of what was a large open expanse of water
and one of the most important freshwater habitats for migrating waterfowl
and aquatic birds in the Archipelago of Puerto Rico and it is administered by
Fish & Wildlife Service.  
It is the only freshwater marsh of significant size
remaining in the southwest, almost half of the birds recorded in our national
territory have been seen in the lagoon and adjacent hills...and we have  permits
to go there!  This is your best opportunity to look for the
West Indian Whistling
and Masked ducks
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3695  11 junio    3810  28 junio  3853  19 julio
3928  17agosto    4021  18sep   4274  4dic
4359  2ene  4449  18ene  4706  17mar
4776  2abr  4807  10abr   4907  8may
4925   15may   4956  21may  5014  3jun  5022  15jun  
5061    5083  24jun   5195  23jul
6432  15mar2010
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Updated January 1, 2017.
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For most birders, the Western region is probably the best place to go birding in Puerto Rico.  This is the home for several endemics, such
as:  Elfin-woods Warbler, Nightjar, and the Yellow-shouldered Black Bird, plus the Lesser Antillean Pewee.  Depending on how cooperative
birds can be, you will new from one to two days to find all the endemics while driving from one birding spot to the other.  We have several
options for half or full birding trips.  If you are visiting us during the first weekend of December, you should probably want to go as a
volunteer of the
CBC in Mayagüez (Saturday) or Maricao (Sunday), or maybe both.

You can also combine the North Belt Corridor half day birding trip with one of the half day options in the western region if you want to see
all endemics within one long day.  
Please contact us for price.
    Laguna Cartagena - Salt Flats - Maricao - Guánica - Mayagüez - Rincón - Quebradillas
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