I visited two nature parks, El Yunque National Forest and Guánica Dry Forest Reserve. Nature has been damaged extensively by the hurricane as well, especially in the El Yunque National Forest. The Guánica Dry Forest Reserve did not suffer as much.

I did a short hike through the Guánica Dry Forest Reserve. The mosquitoes were so bad, I didn't spend much time looking for birds. As soon as I stopped even briefly, I was covered with mosquitoes.

The El Yunque National Forest was better in that respect. But because of hurricane damage, the bird life was largely absent. I did manage to see the Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus, german: Gelbflankentodi, french: Todier de Porto Rico) a small, colorful endemic bird (see Caribbean Birds).

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Nature in Puerto Rico

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Rainbow. (509k)
Mimosa Mimosa Pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before being touched. (908k)
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Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after being touched. (932k)
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Mushroom. (1039k)
Air Plant
Air plant. (798k)
Flowers
Flowers. (751k)
El Yunque National
El Yunque National Forest. (1315k)
El Yunque National
El Yunque National Forest. (1237k)
Hurricane Damaged Trees
Hurricane damaged trees in the El Yunque National Forest. (855k)
Tree Fern El
Tree fern in the El Yunque National Forest. (1330k)
Insect Damaged Leafs
Insect damaged leafs in the El Yunque National Forest. (908k)
Ant Lion Trap
Ant Lion trap. (1312k)
Termite Tunnels Across
Termite tunnels across the road. (1291k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (1045k)
Trail Guánica Dry
Trail in the Guánica Dry Forest Reserve. (1.6M)
Landscape Central Puerto
Landscape in central Puerto Rico. (771k)

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