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The southwest of Puerto Rico is the birding capital of the island. I live 40 minutes from Maricao State Forest, home of our endemic Elfin-wood Warbler and many other endemics birds. And 40 minutes from Cabo Rojo National Reserve, home of our threatened Yellow-shouldered Blackbird and stopover for many migratory shorebirds. I'm a seasoned birder as well as nature photographer.
Fluent in Spanish, English
Available for birding outings during weekends. I live in the San Juan Metro area, right across the bay from the port, in the town of Toa Baja. Most of my birding is done along the best birding sites on the north coast. I am also available for birding the southwest corner of the island, which has some of the most beautiful birding sites. I am heavily involved with Sociedad Ornitologica Puertorriquena, the only local birding club. Specialties: Puerto Rico and Caribbean endemics.
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Fulltime birdwatching guide. Since I live in the north-central coast of Puerto Rico (close to San Juan), I can guide you to the best places for birding all over the island: forests, rain forest, dry forest, coasts, mountains, salt flats, marshes, ponds and grasslands, north, south, central, east, west with just one objective: give you the best experience enjoing our beautiful birds. Excellent knowledge of Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Migratory birds. I'm available for groups and photographers too.
The El Yunque Rainforest Inn is not your typical bed and breakfast. You will enjoy your own villa with two bedrooms, living room, private porches & more. They're like vacation rental homes, and our breakfasts are the best vegetarian breakfasts in Puerto Rico.
Area: El Yunque's Rainforest Inn is only a 45 minute drive from the airport. We are also only 15 minutes from Luquillo Beach. Our location is ideally between San Juan and Fajardo. Very close to El Portal the main entrance of the El Yunque rain forest.
There are many local restaurants and both the new Hotel Paridisus at Coco Beach and the larger El Conquistador Hotel with night clubs and golf courses are nearby.
Area Birds: Red Tailed Hawk (Guaraguao)
Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo (Coccyzus vieilloti)
Puerto Rican Woodpecker
Scaly-naped Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Green Mango: [Anthracothorax viridis] hummingbird
Puerto Rican Emerald
Puerto Rican Tody (San Pedrito)
Red legged Thrush
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Cape May Warbler
Black Throated blue warbler
Striped Headed Tanager
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor)
Black Whiskered Vireo
Pin Tailed Whyoah
Greater Antillean Oriole
Puerto Ricon Bull Finch
Puerto Rican Fly Catcher
Great White Egret (Casnerodius albus)
Black-and-White Warbler (mariatilta varia)
American Redstart (sectophaga runticilla)
Northern Parula (Parula americana)
Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus)
Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus)
Puerto Rican Screech Owl (otus nudipes)
White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala)
El Yunque Rainforest Inn
email Bill & Renée Humphrey: info(at)rainforestinn.com
direct line: (787) 378-6190 or toll free at 1 (800) 672-4992 8 am to 8 pm EST (New York)