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....
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...
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...
Kenya 2013

Kenya 2013

After more than 2 years, I finally sat down and pulled together a photo album and slide show from our trip to Kenya in the summer of 2013. There were many things that made this trip special including borrowing a 600mm camera lens from our friend and guide Dave...