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".
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis: this lovely Melanerpes (like a cross between Lewis's and Acorn Woodpeckers!) is delightfully common throughout the island.
A pair hung around in the trees next to our cabin at our wonderful lodging north of Maricao at Maravilla (www.maravillamountain.com):
This one was from northeast of Fajardo as we saught out hummingbirds:
This one was next to Mary Leas' by the Sea, south of PR-333 near Guanica: