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Seeing Jamaica's endemic birds
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Walking in Cockpit Country's karstic environment
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Exploring the contrasts at Portland Ridge
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Photographing Jamaican endemic herptiles
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Enjoying the lush forests in the Blue Mountains

Discover Jamaica with Ontario Nature II

Update: This is a confirmed departure!
 
We’re very excited to be sending Ontario Nature to Jamaica this November. Due to the immense popularity of the first tour, we are so pleased to offer this second opportunity for nature lovers to discover this lovely country! Jamaica is an ideal entry point to discovering the flora and fauna of Tropical America. As a Caribbean island, it has its own special flavour, punctuated by many endemic species found nowhere else. In fact, its 28 endemic bird species are the most of any island in the West Indies.

A big reason for Jamaica’s ecological richness is the multitude of habitats born from an impressive mix of altitude, topography and climatic influences. We have specially designed this tour to include a broad range of Jamaica’s most unique habitats, including lowland rainforest, wooded foothills, moist cloud forest, dry lowland forest, arid scrub, coastal mangrove lagoons, and freshwater wetlands. Covering such diverse terrain means we will develop a keen sense of the Jamaica’s natural history as a whole, while giving ourselves great opportunities to observe its signature species.

The colourful Jamaican Tody, Black-billed and Yellow-billed Parrots, Jamaican Woodpecker, Arrow-headed Warbler and Jamaican Oriole are some of the island’s 28 endemic birds that we’ll pursue. Expect also to encounter many North American breeding songbirds, including numerous of the familiar wood-warblers that migrate through and (for many species) breed in Ontario. Endemic plants such as the Thatch Palm and various reptiles and frogs are also part of the cast of tropical flora and fauna.

An Ontario Nature leader will accompany us as will Ann Haynes-Sutton – Jamaica’s foremost naturalist and leading ecologist and conservationist. Join us for this special small-group tour that promises an intimate and eye-opening view of this Caribbean gem!
 
Proceeds from this tour are going directly to Ontario Nature's Nature Guardians program.
Quest Nature Tours

Jamaica | 9 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Nov 29 - Dec 07, 2017
Cost:
US$2895
Group Size:
Limited to 12 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotel listed, gratuities for services provided by Quest, ground transportation, activities as described in the detailed itinerary, park entrance fees , airport transfers if travelling as per the recommended group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of an Ontario Nature group leader and a local Jamaican naturalist leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$225.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Kingston
Day 2: Port Royal and Palisades, to Port Antonio
Day 3: Ecclesdown Road and Port Antonio
Day 4: Transfer to Blue Mountains, Hardwar Gap
Day 5: To Marshall’s Pen via Portland Ridge
Day 6: Black River
Day 7: Cockpit Country
Day 8: To Montego Bay, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
Day 9: Depart
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Your Tour Leaders

Caroline Schultz is the Executive Director at Ontario Nature. Caroline has directed Ontario Nature’s programs and operations since 2005. Caroline previously served as conservation director for the Canadian Nature Federation for 10 years, leading the organization’s national advocacy, science and stewardship programs.

Ann Haynes-Sutton is a conservation ecologist who has spent her working life in Jamaica. She is the senior author of “A photographic guide to the birds of Jamaica” published by Princeton University in 2009, and has been leading bird and natural history tours in Jamaica and other islands for many years.

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Quest Nature Tours

Jamaica | 9 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Nov 29 - Dec 07, 2017
Cost:
US$2895
Group Size:
Limited to 12 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotel listed, gratuities for services provided by Quest, ground transportation, activities as described in the detailed itinerary, park entrance fees , airport transfers if travelling as per the recommended group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of an Ontario Nature group leader and a local Jamaican naturalist leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$225.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Jamaica taught me more than I ever imagined!"

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