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Address: Punta Palmas, Barceloneta 00617, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 610-787-9977
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Experience more natural beauty on just 100 x 35 miles island. To date...

Experience more natural beauty on just 100 x 35 miles island. To date more than 350 bird species has been recorded in Puerto Rico, including 17 endemics, more than 150 nesting birds, migratory and Caribbean specialties. What enables Puerto Rico to support these big number of species is its natural diversity: rain forests, dry forests, elfin-woods forests, mountains, cliffs, mangroves, wetlands, ponds, salt flats and more. I'm an independent birding tour guide whose only goal is to give you the best of Puerto Rico. This is what I offer you: the enjoyment of your trip, personalized tour. That means when you contact me and tell me the birds you want to see, my rates are just to fulfill that desire.Fully aware, expert: ready to serve you. You'll be taken through the most beautiful natural reserves and best spots I know. Always respecting basic ethical guidelines for bird watching and avoiding the least posible human impact.I'll be happy to make your birding trip, one you can not forget.

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Regina Quick

I have been on birdwatching trips in many countries, but Gabriel is the most effective and professional guide I have ever used. This is not my first trip to Puerto Rico, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been on birdwatching trips in many countries, but Gabriel is the most effective and professional guide I have ever used. This is not my first trip to Puerto Rico, but I added 22 birds to my life list (Trip list 89 in less than 2 full days). Serious results - he's knowledgeable and personable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent an afernoon birding with Gabriel on the 19th February - two days before the previous reviewer (see below) and had a similarly great experience. Agree with everything the previous reviewer said. Gabriel was very friendly, enthusiastic and incredibly skilled at finding birds and ensuring we got a good view of them. Very comfortable vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed in San Juan for four days and decided to spend one day (February 21) birding. We placed ourselves in Gabriel's hands and he gave us the excursion of a lifetime. He picked us up shortly after 7:00 am at our hotel in his very comfortable and new vehicle, then headed west. We made numerous stops along the coast,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I arranged a 4-day private birding excursion with Gabriel and we were delighted with the entire experience. Gabriel is a wonderful guide with amazing birding skills and he certainly knows where the birds are. He brought us to lovely nature preserves, many of which we read about in guidebooks however, without a good guide we would have... More 

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Lincoln, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I contacted Garbiel and he answered my e-mail saying he would get back to me on date I requested. After two weeks of no response I e-mailed two more times without response for a birding trip for two in Peirto Rico. I am an active member of a very large bird club and this is not a good way to... More 

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I am sorry that has happened this way. Reply dozens of emails and have forgotten some, it is very likely. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

An afternoon, to be exact. We were on a cruise and wanted to spend our time on the island spotting some new species. Due to our time constraint, we hired Gabriel. He met us outside the cruise ship terminal and drove us around the island to help us spot some new birds. Gabriel was a professional- courteous, a good driver,... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Four of us booked with Gabriel Lugo for 5 days birding in Puerto Rico. We were NOT disappointed -- Gabriel gave us 5 great days, locating all the endemics and a total of 110 seen and 2 heard. Not bad considering most of our North American migrants had already left. Gabriel had a perfect vehicle, reserved great overnight accomodations and... More 

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Gabriel Lugo is an amazing birding guide who kept us busy for the entire journey from North to South and East to West and points in between. He is a very patient and attentive guide and was proud and eager to show us as many new birds as possible. We saw 16 of the 17 endemics and 110 bird species... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I spent three days with Gabriel and had a great time! We saw or head 99 species, including all of the Puerto Rican endemics. He was very efficient at locating the endemics and several other rare birds, including two American White Pelicans. Also, he helped find some birds that I have been trying to see in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I can confidently say that Gabriel is the best birder on the whole island of Puerto Rico. His skills and expertise are superior. I did his pre-made itinerary for 4-5 days targeting all the endemics and Caribbean specialties of the island. Well, not only did we see all 17 endemics, we saw almost every Caribbean specialty as well. I've birded... More 

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