Caribbean Classic: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Jamaica
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The main tour comprises of an endemic “hunt” on the islands of Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where each island offers endemics all of their own (around 29 and 17 respectively). A short add-on to Jamaica for another 28 endemic species, all of which are usually readily found. Thus, by combining the main tour and the extension to Jamaica, over 70 island endemic birds are on offer in just 18 days, plus some more widespread Caribbean specialties. Among these are five key Caribbean bird families, the Palmchat, (easily found on Hispaniola); the todies, (two species in the Dominican Republic, and one each on Puerto Rico and Jamaica); the spindalises (all islands have their own single, easy species); Hispaniolan Tanagers (another family only found on Hispaniola); and Puerto Rican Tanager, a monotypic family confined to that island. All these families are typically found on this itinerary. The tour starts in the US territory of Puerto Rico, chasing a tody, a woodpecker, a screech-owl, a parakeet, and a bullfinch all named after the island, in addition to Elfin Woods and Adelaide’s Warblers among other island specialties. Moving on to the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, (the nation of Dominican Republic), Palmchat will be one of our main targets, along with Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo, Ashy-faced Owl, Hispaniolan Emerald, Hispaniolan Trogon, Narrow and Broad-billed Todies, Hispaniolan Highland-Tanager, Eastern and Western Chat-Tanagers, and Hispaniolan Crossbill. Finally, for those with more time on their hands, they can also visit Jamaica on an optional extension, with its spectacular Streamertails, Jamaican Mango, Crested Quail-Dove, Jamaican Owl, Arrowhead Warbler, Yellow and Black-billed Parrots, and odd, solitary Jamaican Blackbird.
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Other Tour Details:
Length: 13 Days (18 Days w/ Ext.)
Starting City: San Juan
Ending City: Santo Domingo (Montego Bay for Ext.)