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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 more...

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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Outstanding Birding!!!

Gabriel knows all of the places to find the endemic species on the island. He knows where to find specific birds. He made it easy to find the birds. We spent two days with him... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2016
jkaiser
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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Gabriel knows all of the places to find the endemic species on the island. He knows where to find specific birds. He made it easy to find the birds. We spent two days with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in this subject.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I recently spent two days on a guided birding trip with Gabriel Lugo and I came away tremendously impressed. During our time, he found every endemic that we actually tried to encounter, only leaving those that would have been impossible to locate given my schedule and the travel time required to reach their habitat. His knowledge and expertise were incredible.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We spent four days with Gabriel. All of our arrangement for the trip were made over the internet, which worked well. We told Gabriel that we were primarily interested in seeing the endemics and he planned the trip around that, making all of the arrangements. He picked us up at our hotel exactly on time. Gabriel is an excellent birder.... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Just finished a wonderful 5-day birding trip. It was a small group and one person was a beginner. Gabriel was very patient with her and yet made sure the the others did not miss seing the birds. He was quick to spot the birds and seemed to know all of the best spots to see the endemics. Very enjoyable.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We booked two days with Gabriel and we couldn't have been more pleased! Gabriel is easy company and so very knowledgable. He uses both visual and audio to spot the birds! The first day he guided us through Maricao, PR and the surrounding area. At the very first stop, we got out of the car and immediately spotted so many... More 

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1 Thank meave c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

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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North Yorkshire
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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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Gabriel Lugo B, Owner at Gabriel Lugo Birding Tour Guide, responded to this review

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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