• Next tour dates

    January 29 – February 9, 2021

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Lodging

    3 stars

  • Difficulty


  • 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). Traveling under the “Support of the Cuban People” category (a U.S. government authorized category), we will have the chance to learn about Cuban culture and interact with locals as well as enjoy some incredible birding as we search for Cuban endemics and Caribbean specialties, such as the Cuban Trogon, Zapata Wren, Blue-headed Quail-Dove and the smallest bird in the world, the Bee Hummingbird. During our Cuba birding tour, we will also visit some of the best conserved nature reserves, and exchange knowledge with Cuban biologists to learn about local conservation issues and solutions. The bird lists we generate from our sightings and upload to eBird will also serve as an aid in supporting knowledge of and promoting bird conservation in Cuba.

During most of our stay on the Cuba birding tour we will be staying in “casas particulares” – local private homes where you will get to experience local family life and Cuban hospitality, while sharing with the locals your own stories and experiences.

Cuban Tody Cuba

Cuban Tody

Birding in Cuba: Birds, Culture & Conservation

  • Length: 11 days
  • Maximum number of participants: 8*
  • 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 Cuba birding tour meets all legal requirements for U.S. travelers to Cuba.

  • Bare-legged Owl

  • Cuban Trogon

  • Red-legged Thrush

    Red-legged Thrush

  • Black-throated Blue Warbler

  • Zapata Wren