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Puerto Rico Jan/Feb 2012

From January 30 to February 04 2012 Sheridan Coffey and myself birded Puerto Rico - we rented a small car and birded without a guide, relying on trip reports found on the internet plus the recent book " A Birdwatcher's Guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans".

Lesser Antillean [Puerto Rican] Pewee Contopus [portoricensis] latirostris: we expected this to be a difficult bird to find, and indeed we only found it twice, it proving to be very timid during both encounters. The only somewhat cooperative bird was at our wonderful lodging north of Maricao at Maravilla (www.maravillamountain.com), where this individual seemed to be on territory about 70 yards further down the entrance road from the work shed: