Tour At A Glance

Cost:

TBA

Deposit:

1000.00

Single Room Supplement:

TBA

Tour Code:

Intensive with a lot of travelling between the various islands visited. Early starts essential.

Group Size:

Eight plus leaders

Lesser Antilles - Endemics of the Caribbean

Date: 6th - 21st November 2022 (SPACES)
Leaders: Ashley Saunders and Ryan Chenery

Introduction

 

A single birding trip targeting the many varied and wonderful endemics to be found in the magical islands of the Lesser Antilles has long remained out of many birders’ reach – until now. We are delighted to team up with Caribbean birding expert Ryan Chenery to deliver this most audacious and exciting of tours to mop up the endemics of the Lesser Antillean island chain. These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form the eastern border between the placid Caribbean Sea and the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Each tropical island gem is separated by sparkling turquoise seas and boasts rich wetlands, vast open grasslands, dynamic coastlines and lush tropical rainforests. These diverse and varied habitats are home to a lengthy list of highly threatened single-island endemics and near endemics, along with a host of indigenous regional specialities unique to the Southern Caribbean. We’ll get you close to stunning and often critically endangered single-island endemics and range-restricted regional endemics such as the Whistling Warbler in St.Vincent; the majestic Imperial Amazon in Dominica; the dazzling Purple-throated Carib and bemusing Gray Trembler on St.Lucia; the flame-breasted Montserrat Oriole on the “Other Emerald Isle”; and rarest of them all, the gentle, unassuming Grenada Dove, still found serenely walking the pathways in the only area of suitable habitat remaining on the “Spice Isle” of Grenada. We also have the potential for encounters with whales, dolphins, marine turtles and several pelagics while crossing the crystal clear waters between islands… and do all this while travelling to some of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the planet. This truly is an epic birding adventure quite unlike any other on the planet and is sure to yield spectacular sightings and leave you with long-lasting memories. Add to this the fact that the region has long remained off the birding map, leading to numerous species splits only now being researched and / or proposed for future classification - and this promises to be a trip which has the potential to keep on giving for years to come! Ashley Saunders will team up with Ryan Chenery for this tour, joining Ashleys knowledge and enthusiasm for Neotropical birding with Ryan's unrivalled local knowledge of the birds and logistics. 

 

 

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