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.
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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.
- No current or previous itinerary available for this tour.
- 2024 (PDF expected Oct 2023)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2024, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Apr 4-20, 2024
Guided by: Jesse Fagan
Tour Manager: Karen Turner
Tour Limit: 6
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available - The itinerary has not been finalized for this tour. The trip has provisionally filled but, if you are interested, we can waitlist you for the trip. As we do not require deposits until the itinerary and price are finalized, we often have folks drop off a tour when the deposit is required, and so space opens up! Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD
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