Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Havana

Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Havana

Excerpt from Wikipedia Sloppy Joe’s Bar is a historic bar located in Havana, Cuba. The bar reopened in 2013 after being closed for 48 years.[1] The advent of Prohibition in the United States spurred its original owner, Jose Abeal Otero, to change the emphasis...
Orlando H. Garrido

Orlando H. Garrido

After lunch our first day, we were treated to an audience with Orlando H. Garrido, author of Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba.  Orlando described and showed us the 26 Cuban endemics that we were hoping to see during our stay. Besides being a world class Cuban...
Arriving in Habana

Arriving in Habana

After an early morning flight from Miami to Havana, we were treated to our first sites of culture, cars, birds and street life on the island only 90 miles south of Miami.  As an American tourist, we are allowed to legally visit Cuba as the member of an approved group....
Birding in Miami

Birding in Miami

On April 1st of 2016, I joined a group of 14 birders from Minnesota for a first trip to Cuba.  We contracted with the Caribbean Conservation Trust travel agency to handle logistics.  our group gathered in Miami the day before due to the early flight.  In the...
Kenya images

Kenya images

Buffalo Crocs baby Giraffe Zebra Lions Pumba Purple Grenadier Lilac-breasted Roller Saddle-billed Stork Heuglin’s Courser (Three-banded Courser) and Crowned Lapwing African Jacana Double-toothed Barbet Share this...