Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

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67 March 2017 | Birder's Guide to Travel tive breeding programs have increased the population, but it is still rare to see one in the wild. Puerto Rican Parrots have been released in three locations: El Yunque National Forest, Río Abajo Forest Preserve (the best location to see one), and Maricao State Forest. Other endemic birds listed under the U.S. En- dangered Species Act include the Elfin- woods Warbler, Puerto Rican Nightjar, and Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, as well as the Puerto Rican subspecies of Plain Pigeon, Broad-winged Hawk, and Sharp-shinned Hawk. While seasons are not relevant to see- ing the resident endemics, many birds are migrants that spend winters in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, or South America but breed elsewhere in North America. There are a few Ca- ribbean species (such as Antillean Nighthawk and Caribbean Martin) that TABLE 2 • Select Caribbean Specialties West Indian Whistling-Duck Plain Pigeon Scaly-naped Pigeon White-crowned Pigeon Key West Quail-Dove Zenaida Dove Antillean Mango Green-throated Carib Antillean Crested Hummingbird Caribbean Martin Red-legged Thrush Pearly-eyed Thrasher Caribbean Elaenia Lesser Antillean Pewee Loggerhead Kingbird Greater Antillean Grackle Bananaquit Yellow-faced Grassquit LEFT TO RIGHT: n Puerto Rican Spindalis Photo © Gloria Archilla n Green-throated Carib Photo © Benny Díaz n Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Photo © Gloria Archilla n Elfin-woods Warbler Photo © Guillermo Plaza BACKGROUND: n Castillo San Felipe del Morro Photo © Benny Díaz

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