El Yunque National Forest August 9, 2020

El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System. It is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo, encompassing 28,000 acres of mostly steeply forested slopes. It is much loved by Puerto Ricans and foreign visitors alike. This forest is commonly known as El Yunque, which may be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taíno word yuke which means "white lands", or the word "anvil," which is yunque in Spanish. 

This will be a day of gentle exploration, viewpoints, light birding and a chance to enjoy some of the trails and impressive waterfalls in this tropical rainforest. Our main target will be the Puerto Rican Tanager now an endemic family, Nesospingidae, of which it is the sole member, making it a unique endemic bird! 

Min 4 - Max 7
0630-1400 approx. - from the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Resgiter Here

Among the endemic birds that are possible in this area are:

Adelaide's Warbler
Puerto Rican Vireo
Puerto Rican Tody
Puerto Rican Woodpecker
Puerto Rican Flycatcher
Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo
Puerto Rican Spindalis
Puerto Rican Bullfinch
Puerto Rican Oriole
Puerto Rican Emerald
Green Mango

Among the birds that might catch your interest and are possible today:
Loggerhead Kingbird (Nearly Endemic)
Green-throated Carib
Black-whiskered Vireo
Scaly-naped Pigeon
Pearly-eyed Thrasher
Red-legged Thrush
Caribbean Martin
... and more.

August 9th, 2020 6:30 AM   through   2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Fee $ 79.00