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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".

West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea: this Endangered species is a rare resident in Puerto Rico at certain favored wetlands; from the observation tower at Laguna Cartagena we saw more than 42 birds scattered about the far reaches of the lake, mostly tucked into the tall reeds. This individual (here with a Purple Gallinule) was the only one to offer even a poor chance for a photo: