BIRDWATCHING CUBA: CULTURE & CONSERVATION

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  • Next tour dates

    January 29 – February 9, 2021

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Lodging

    3 stars

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Group size

    Max. 8 people

  • Price

    USD $3,975 per person*

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean with a population of just over 11 million people, almost a third of which live in the capital, Havana (La Habana). We will be traveling under the “Support of the Cuban People” category (a U.S. government authorized category). This will afford us the chance to learn about Cuban culture and interact with locals. Of course, the main focus of our Birdwatching Cuba: Culture & Conservation tour is to enjoy some incredible birding as we search for Cuban endemics and Caribbean specialties. Cuba is home to the Cuban Trogon, Zapata Wren, Blue-headed Quail-Dove and the smallest bird in the world, the Bee Hummingbird.

During our Birdwatching Cuba tour, we will also visit some of the best conserved nature reserves. We will exchange knowledge with Cuban biologists to learn about local conservation issues and solutions. The bird lists we generate from our sightings are uploaded to eBird. This serves as an aid in supporting knowledge of and promoting bird conservation in Cuba.

We will be mostly staying in “casas particulares,” local private homes owned by Cubans during our Birdwatching Cuba tour. These stays offer a unique immersion into local family life and Cuban hospitality, while allowing us to share our own stories and experiences with locals.

  • Bare-legged Owl

  • Cuban Trogon

  • Blue-headed Quail-Dove Cuba Birding Whitehawk Birding Tours

    Blue-headed Quail-Dove

  • Cuban Tody Cuba Whitehawk Birding

    Cuban Tody

  • Red-legged Thrush

    Red-legged Thrush

  • Black-throated Blue Warbler

  • Zapata Wren, one of the most range-restricted endemics on Earth

  • West Indian Woodpecker Cuba Whitehawk Birding

    West Indian Woodpecker

TOUR BASICS

Guide: Maikel Cañizares
Single Supplement: US$250
Lodging: We will stay in “Casas Particulares” most of the times, except for Cayo Coco, where we will stay in a hotel. Casas Particulares are houses run by regular people that rent the rooms or houses where they live.
Food: Very good traditional Cuban, in locally owned restaurants.
Weather: Generally warm and humid, with the possibility of cool evening temperatures.
Difficulty: Easy. Short walks at a gentle pace. Due to distances to cover, there will be some long drives.

* With smaller groups, an additional fee will be charged.

This comprehensive Birdwatching Cuba tour meets all legal requirements for U.S. travelers to Cuba.




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