NEW! Puerto Rico

Endemics in a rarely visited birding destination

Destination
Focus
2022 Dates
  • 12 Feb - 20 Feb 2022
Duration9 Days
2022 Price
Price TBC
2024 Dates
  • 10 Feb - 18 Feb 2024
Duration9 Days
2024 Price
Price TBC
Max Group Size12
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Nestled between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, this lush Caribbean island is home to many Puerto Rican and other Caribbean endemics. On this easy-paced birding trip, we will visit a range of protected sites to look for Puerto Rican Woodpecker, Key West Quail-dove, Yellow-breasted Crake, Puerto Rican Screech Owl, Puerto Rican Parrot, Puerto Rican Tody, Puerto Rican Lizard-cuckoo and Puerto Rican Flycatcher Yellow-shouldered Blackbird amongst others.

Coastal plains encircle most of the island, but inland mountains reach 1,338m in height and support deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen rainforests and elfin woodlands, where many of the special birds are found. There we will target two endemic hummingbirds: Puerto Rican Emerald and Green Mango, Elfin Warbler, Puerto Rican Bullfinch, Puerto Rican Spindalis, Puerto Rican Vireo and Puerto Rican Tanager. In the drier, lowland forests we will search for the endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar among many other desirable species.

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Why choose Heatherlea for your birding and wildlife holiday in the Americas?

Our overseas holidays are planned with care to offer great birding and wildlife, led by capable Leaders who really look after you. Every holiday is run the 'Heatherlea Way', and we hope our Overseas Adventures remind you of the quality and care so many of you enjoy in Scotland. That means rewarding and exciting days in the field, and good quality accommodation and meals, with a real flavour of the country we are visiting. Heatherlea always seek to include the personal touches that make all the difference.

Heatherlea holidays are not ‘dawn to dusk’ expeditions. Our less-intensive approach is ideal for those who want to relax whilst experiencing the best wildlife watching, and wherever possible we organise early or late activity on an optional basis. We also take sensible breaks when in very hot places and regular comfort breaks on every holiday whenever possible. All itineraries are planned carefully around the best wildlife opportunities, and you won’t miss out on memorable wildlife, whilst enjoying relaxed, informal days that are great fun.

The really important part of any wildlife holiday is the experience for you, our valued customer. Heatherlea invest in many things to offer you the best possible service;

  • We have been organising birding and wildlife holidays for over 30 seasons, and have a highly experienced and capable office team. We also offer a telephone and email service outside normal office hours.
  • Heatherlea overseas holidays have a maximum of 12 clients per trip, putting the emphasis on personal service, and helping you get the best possible experience.
  • Our holidays often include things which others might invite you to pay yourself, for instance Departure Taxes and tips to hotels.
  • All elements of our holidays are sold under our own licence, ATOL 6113. Under ‘Flight-Plus’ legislation it is a legal requirement of any tour operator to hold an ATOL licence for the supply of any overseas holiday where a flight is involved, if that holiday includes either overseas accommodation and/or car hire. It can be a criminal offence for an operator to book flights as part of a package without an ATOL licence. Heatherlea also hold full Tour Operator Insurance for your added protection.
  • Heatherlea is your complete wildlife holiday provider. Our ‘Back Office’ team can organise all your pre-flight and other travel needs. Our specialists will help you book the right services, at the best price. Book holiday extensions through us, and your ATOL protection is extended further. We don’t charge extra for this service.
  • Heatherlea is a limited company, registered in Scotland, and registered to pay VAT (applies to all holidays within the European Union).

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