Cuban Trogon – Cuba’s colorful national bird

Cuban Trogon Cuba
The endemic Cuban Trogon

Our first tour to Cuba is about to begin! Cuba is the largest and most biodiverse island in the Caribbean. Its national bird is the Cuban Trogon, one of the 26 endemic species that can be seen in Cuba, in addition to the many near endemic and regional endemics. It is one of only two species in the genus Priotelus, a genus unique to the Caribbean. Its local name is “tocororo which refers to its repeated call heard widespread over the island. It has the most unusual and unique tail feather structure, with the tips of each feather scalloped outward. Learn more about the Cuban Trogon on eBird.

Some of the other endemic birds we will see during this tour are Fernandina’s Flicker, Cuban Pgymy-Owl and Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the world! We are sure to be dazzled by Blue-headed Quail-Doves, Cuban Parakeets and the cute Cuban Tody. With some luck, we hope to see the Gundlach’s Hawk, the rarest endemic of Cuba. We know it will be a great tour! Stay tuned on our blog for the trip report.

If you are interested in participating in our next tour to the island, get in touch with us. We have 8 spots available right now!

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