Cuban Endemic’s

Cuban Endemic’s

Cuban Endemics The main purpose of our trip to Cuba was to find and identify the endemic birds on the island of Cuba and outlying Cays.  Endemic is defined as ” native or restricted to a certain country or area”.  Our group saw 24 of the 26 possibilities....
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...
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...
Planning our Cuban Adventure

Planning our Cuban Adventure

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...

Pileated Family in the Neighborhood

Tina and I had the pleasure this summer of seeing not 2 or 3 but four Pileated Woodpeckers in the woods behind our home.  Mom and Dad had 2 kids this season and we see one or two most days.  A female (not sure if it’s mom or daughter) stops by a peanut feeder...

Spring Birding

Enjoying our new backyard thru a May bird migration Golden-winged Warbler Baltimore Oriole American Goldfinch Downy Woodpecker Wilson Warbler Common Yellowthroat Ruby-throated Hummingbird Pileated...