Experience the natural beauty on an island just 100 long by 35 miles wide. To date more than 350 bird species have been recorded in Puerto Rico, including 17 endemics, more than 150 nesting birds, migratory species and Caribbean specialties.
What enables Puerto Rico to support these numbers of species is its natural diversity: rain forests, dry forests, mountains, mangroves, wetlands, grasslands and of course, the coast. During our multi-day trips we explore each of these habitats to find the endemics, specialties and maybe even a rare vagrant!
Your Local Guide
Gabriel Lugo is a certified Puerto Rico guide. His passion for birding was sparked by an invitation to join an Audubon Christmas Bird Count a number of years ago. A curiosity became a passion and Gabriel was soon making major sightings throughout Puerto Rico, earning a strong reputation with the local birding community.
Gabriel has since become one of the top birding guides in Puerto Rico. His contributions to Puerto Rico birding led him to be elected as President of the Puerto Rico Ornithological Society. Gabriel’s eyes and ears have proven him an excellent birder and his contagious enthusiasm helped make him an excellent leader! [Read More...]
Getting to Puerto Rico
Many major air-carriers (and some smaller ones) including American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways service Puerto Rico’s international airport in San Juan (airport code SJU). There is a Best Western at the airport to make life easier for late arrivals… just grab your luggage and get a room (advance reservations recommended). Hampton Inn and many local hotels can be found within a 10-15 minute shuttle or taxi ride.
Passport and Visa Requirements
US Citizens need only a government issued ID, like a driver’s license, to visit Puerto Rico… no passport needed as Puerto Rico is a US Territory.
Non-US citizens: The visitor visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2). International travelers with visitor visas comprise a large portion of temporary visitor travel to the United States every year. For how-to-apply information, documentation requirements and more, see these webpage: TRAVEL.STATE.GOV