Ozark Bill Visits the Enchanted Isle – Birds of Puerto Rico

Birds of the Enchanted Isle
Birds of the Enchanted Isle

The company recently sent me to Puerto Rico.  When not on the job, I found some time to explore the hotel grounds as well as visit a few reserves in the south-western portion of the island.  I will go into some details about the forests and reserves (and the birds they contained) I had the fortune to visit in later posts.  To begin, I thought I would share a few images I made in the short-scrub habitat that surrounded the hotel.  Surprisingly, by the end of my visit I found that many of the birds I was to see in the more wild parts of this area could be found at the Holiday Inn at Ponce.

Adelaide's Warbler
Adelaide’s Warbler

The Adelaide’s Warbler was one of the first birds who I came to know during this trip.  I walked through their territories around the hotel and everywhere else I found myself in the south-western part of the island.  A fantastic little warbler with a pleasant song.

White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove

Found throughout the Caribbean and Central America, the White-winged Dove is quite comfortable in areas of human disturbed habitats.

Greater Antillean Grackle
Greater Antillean Grackle

The Greater Antillean Grackle ruled the hotel grounds, constantly displaying and chasing females.  Typical Grackle.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

The same Northern Mockingbird as we have in Missouri, but with a different vocal repertoire.

Venezuelan Troupial
Venezuelan Troupial

Quite the large Icterus, the Venezuelan Troupial is believed to have been introduced from the mainland.  These guys were a pleasure to watch and listen to.

 

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