This string of volcanic islands is host to a highly threatened, endemic avifauna that most birders never have an opportunity to experience in full. Nine of these islands harbor at least one endemic species; we will spend a night or two on seven as we search out their special birds. We'll use the tenth island, Antigua, as a base to visit the remaining two islands with endemics--Montserrat and Barbuda. It's an ambitious schedule, but our past tours have met with great success in tracking down all the region's endemics. We'll be staying in good hotels throughout the tour, and our island hopping will be on short flights on twin-engine turboprops.
In addition to the 15 single-island endemics, we have an excellent chance of seeing many of the 30 or so Caribbean specialties possible on this tour, over half of which are endemic to the Lesser Antilles (like those crazy tremblers!). And since good birding habitat is so localized--usually confined to the highlands--a single morning's visit to one trail in appropriate habitat is usually sufficient for seeing all of an island's specialties. This should enable us to be flexible with our afternoon schedules, allowing time to laze on a sunny beach, swim in the clear blue Caribbean waters, or, if you prefer, strike off on a sightseeing trip. Each island holds a special charm of its own, and you will soon find yourself falling into the relaxing rhythm of the islands.
Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2020 sample (PDF)
- 2022 (PDF expected Jun 2021)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2022, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Mar 24 - Apr 10, 2022
Tour Manager: Karen Turner
Tour Limit: 6
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD
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Enjoy looking through the 3 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!