Length of Tour: 6 days / 5 nights
$2100.00 per person, double occupancy, from Montego Bay, Jamaica.
$350.00 Please note that if you do not request a single room, and we are unable to find you a roommate, you will be charged the single supplement.
The Cost Includes
All ground transport, park entrance fees; services of your professional guide(s); meals and accommodation.
International airfare; Visitor's fee (currently $10, payable upon entry at the aiprort); alcoholic or bottled beverages; any items of personal nature (laundry, telephone calls and so forth); any services not mentioned or indicated as optional.
Deposit $500.00, check, paypal or credit card, along with your completed Registration Form. (If less than 120 days from departure, full payment will be required at time of registration.)
Day 1 Arrive Montego Bay/Transfer to Toby's Resort
Arrive early afternoon between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.Transfer from Montego Bay airport as everybody arrives and drive to Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, a 25-30min drive.
Red-billed Streamertail and Jamaican Mango are so tame that they might come to a handheld feeder. Yellow-faced and Black-faced Grasquits, Orangequits, Jamaican Woodpecker, Caribbean Doves, Jamican Tody and more will be possible here.
Out of Rocklands we’ll stop on Bogue Treatment Plant for waterfowl and shorebirds.
Day 2 Stewart Town
After breakfast we’ll drive to Stewart Town area. In this area it will be possible to see around 20 endemics! Though our main targets will be Black-billed and Yellow-billed Parrots, any others will be very welcome, as usual, giving us more time on difficult endemics.
Day 3 John Crow Mountains
An early start, 6:00am, with packed breakfast will allow us reasonable time at the Hardware Gap area looking for more of Jamaica endemics, such as Jamaican Blackbird, Blue Mountain Vireo and the beautiful Crested Quail Dove. We’ll also seek Chestnut-bellied and Jamaican Lizard Cuckoos and others, while enjoying the beautifully breathtaking landscapes!
We will take a packed lunch and take a break for a cup of famous Blue Mountain Coffee. Afternoon birding a little further up the road enjoying more of Jamaica’s bird life on the way to our hotel.
Day 4 John Crow Mountains / Ecclestown Road
This morning is very flexible. If still needed, before breakfast looking for Crested-quail Dove.
After a relaxing breakfast we will be bird our way along the road looking for anything missed or better views needed in these magical mountains.
Day 5 Ecclestown Road
Today we will drive to the foothills of the John Crow Mountains, to an area called Ecclesdown Road.
Ecclesdown Road offers a good number of endemics and one ne of the targets here today is the Black Billed Streamertail. It is endemic to a small area of Jamaica and a bird that we will not encounter anywhere else.
After lunch at local restaurant, we’ll drive back to Green Castle Estate where we can relax by the pool or do some liesurely birding along the trails.
Day 6 Return Home
Final day, pre-breakfast walk. After breakfast we will set off to Montego Bay and your departure flight. Airport drop-off will be at 12:00noon, so plan flights accordingly.