Tina and I have paid a deposit to hold a spot on a spring 2016 birding adventure to Cuba.  I have wanted to visit Cuba since the 1960’s when I discovered cars.  A friend and local birder, Dr. Bob Holtz has put together a 10 day trip visiting Cuba’s Western Mountains, the Zapata Swamp, the Atlantic Archipelago and Colonial Havana.  The map below shows spots that we will be visiting.

Fun facts:

  • Total recorded birds: 366
  • Endemics: 26
  • Endemic sub-species 25
  • Breeding native species: 148
  • Number of regular migratory birds: 180
  • Winter residents: 125
  • Summer residents: 14

Caribbean Conservation Trust

The Caribbean Conservation Trust is planning the logistics. The CCT’s regional scope includes the study of neo-tropical migrant bird species moving between North America and the greater Caribbean region, focusing on birds from the east and mid-west of the United States.  The U.S. Department of Treasury has provided a license for conducting bird conservation work in Cuba to the CCT, a U.S. based organization committed to the conservation of endemic and migratory birds and their habitats in the greater Caribbean region.