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Gabriel Lugo Birding Tour Guide

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Punta Palmas, Barceloneta 00617, Puerto Rico
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Excellent half-day birding trip

We spent an afernoon birding with Gabriel on the 19th February - two days before the previous... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2015
BandMZ
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Fantastic one-day birding excursion

We stayed in San Juan for four days and decided to spend one day (February 21) birding. We placed... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2015
Frank T
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Experience more natural beauty on just 100 x 35 miles island. To date more than 350 bird species has been recorded in Puerto Rico, including 17 endemics, more than 150 nesting birds, migratory and Caribbean specialties. What enables Puerto Rico to support these big number of species is its natural diversity: rain forests, dry forests, elfin-woods forests, mountains, cliffs, mangroves, wetlands, ponds, salt flats and more. I'm an independent birding tour guide whose only goal is to give you the best of Puerto Rico. This is what I offer you: the enjoyment of your trip, personalized tour. That means when you contact me and tell me the birds you want to see, my rates are just to fulfill that desire.Fully aware, expert: ready to serve you. You'll be taken through the most beautiful natural reserves and best spots I know. Always respecting basic ethical guidelines for bird watching and avoiding the least posible human impact.I'll be happy to make your birding trip, one you can not forget.
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Punta Palmas, Barceloneta 00617, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

We spent an afernoon birding with Gabriel on the 19th February - two days before the previous reviewer (see below) and had a similarly great experience. Agree with everything the previous reviewer said. Gabriel was very friendly, enthusiastic and incredibly skilled at finding birds and...More

1  Thank BandMZ
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed in San Juan for four days and decided to spend one day (February 21) birding. We placed ourselves in Gabriel's hands and he gave us the excursion of a lifetime. He picked us up shortly after 7:00 am at our hotel in his...More

3  Thank Frank T
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

My husband and I arranged a 4-day private birding excursion with Gabriel and we were delighted with the entire experience. Gabriel is a wonderful guide with amazing birding skills and he certainly knows where the birds are. He brought us to lovely nature preserves, many...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2014

I contacted Garbiel and he answered my e-mail saying he would get back to me on date I requested. After two weeks of no response I e-mailed two more times without response for a birding trip for two in Peirto Rico. I am an active...More

1  Thank John G
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Gabriel Lugo B, Owner at Gabriel Lugo Birding Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2014

I am sorry that has happened this way. Reply dozens of emails and have forgotten some, it is very likely. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

An afternoon, to be exact. We were on a cruise and wanted to spend our time on the island spotting some new species. Due to our time constraint, we hired Gabriel. He met us outside the cruise ship terminal and drove us around the island...More

3  Thank BirdieMe
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Four of us booked with Gabriel Lugo for 5 days birding in Puerto Rico. We were NOT disappointed -- Gabriel gave us 5 great days, locating all the endemics and a total of 110 seen and 2 heard. Not bad considering most of our North...More

2  Thank eshellybell
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Gabriel Lugo is an amazing birding guide who kept us busy for the entire journey from North to South and East to West and points in between. He is a very patient and attentive guide and was proud and eager to show us as many...More

1  Thank Terryjphillips
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

My wife and I spent three days with Gabriel and had a great time! We saw or head 99 species, including all of the Puerto Rican endemics. He was very efficient at locating the endemics and several other rare birds, including two American White Pelicans....More

1  Thank jungbird
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I can confidently say that Gabriel is the best birder on the whole island of Puerto Rico. His skills and expertise are superior. I did his pre-made itinerary for 4-5 days targeting all the endemics and Caribbean specialties of the island. Well, not only did...More

2  Thank Skysurfer28
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We only had a short stay on Puerto Rico while traveling via cruise ship but Gabriel accommodated our time frame. He knows exactly where the birds are and as a result we saw many endemics and plenty of other birds in a short birding day....More

2  Thank L M
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jbAcadia
22 March 2018|
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Response from Gabriel Lugo B | Property representative |
Hola Judy! Joining a group is easy except that I’ll be leading my Cuba trip. I can put you in contact with another guide who might be available. Go to my website (birdingtourspr com), and contact me then I can tell him... More
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Emily F
18 February 2017|
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Response from Gabriel Lugo B | Property representative |
Yes, perfect! Please get into my website and send a message so I can send all details and get all your family plans. Thanks for contact.
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