St Lucia........26th November to 4th December 2017
St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands and located in the Lesser Antilles is a dream tropical island with its own treasure trove of avian jewels. There are six endemic bird species - the highest number in the Eastern Caribbean - and also a good number of regional endemics including St Lucia Parrot, St Lucia Warbler, St Lucia Oriole, St Lucia Black Finch, Pearly-eyed & White-breasted Thrashers, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Antillean Crested Hummingbird and Antillean Euphonia. We’ll visit a number of reserves and locations and on one day we’ll have a private pelagic charter for seabirds and cetaceans. We stay at the marvellous Anse Chastanet Resort in the Southwest of the island, which has its own private beach and coral reef with great snorkelling. A truly relaxed tropical birding holiday on a delightful Caribbean Island!
Day 1: We fly from UK to St Lucia and then transfer to our idyllic hotel location.
Overnight - Anse Chastanet
Days 2 - 7: During our stay we’ll visit many of St Lucia’s prime birdwatching sites to search for the island’s special birdlife. The tropical rainforest reserves are home to the endemic species – St Lucia Parrot, St Lucia Warbler, St Lucia Pewee, St Lucia Black Finch, St Lucia Oriole and Rufous-throated Solitaire. However, there are quite a few Lesser Antilles specialties, including: Purple-throated Carib, Caribbean Elaenia, Lesser Antillean Flycatcher White-breasted & Pearly-eyed Thrashers, Grey Trembler and Antillean Euphonia. Amongst coastal and wetland species are: Red-billed Tropicbird, Green & Great Blue Herons, Blue-winged Teal, Masked Duck, Western & Semipalmated Sandpipers. We will also have a private boat trip to observe cetaceans and seabirds. There will be ample time for relaxation, swimming and snorkelling.
Overnights – Anse Chastanet
Day 8: We catch a flight from St Lucia to UK, where we arrive on the morning of Day 9.
Tour ref: AA1754
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Leader: Gerry Griffiths & Adams Toussaint
Max. Group: 12 plus Leaders
Economy class scheduled return flights (UK - St Lucia - UK), accommodation based on twin occupancy, all meals, ground transportation in St. Lucia, entrance fees to parks and reserves and services of leader and guides..
Travel insurance, drinks and items of a personal nature.