It is a beautiful and unspoilt rainforest which is part of the Morne Diablotin National Park. Due to the hurricane in August 2015 the first road to Syndicate after Portsmouth is closed.
For birding as always early morning and afternoon. It is a popular trail for birding and gets crowded at daytime with local tour operators. Most of them already left the area in the afternoon.
Best months are during the dry season from December until April. This is also the peak tourist season on Dominica. May and June are also possible: Less tourists on the island in general, lower rates but also hot and humid and rain may occur. The rainy season last from May/June to November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods.