This NEW! and exciting bird survey project is the chance to assist with professional research under the leadership of field guide author Arturo Kirkconnell, his son, and team — an excellent opportunity for birders that have hoped to visit Cuba. We are excited by the effort to visit and survey in detail several of Cuba’s important conservation areas. Along the route it is likely we see 26 of the 28(+/-) living Cuban endemics, missing only two that are so rare or inaccessible that they are extremely rare to see (Zapata Rail and Cuban Kite). A highlight of the tour is the chance to work as a team, with a professional, as you explore a fascinating mix of habitats from beachfront to mountain landscapes. This survey tour is limited to eight (8) persons.

Tour Highlights

  • Bird Cuba with local experts in a small group
  • Enjoy an excellent mix of habitats, scenery, and time in Cuba's top birding areas
  • Contribute to important research
  • Spot nearly all of Cuba’s endemic birds
  • See North American migrants and study how they use their wintering habitat
  • Be inspired by the incredible scenery of the Viñales Valley and Cayo Coco
  • Discover and learn about the biological significance of the Zapata wetlands

Photo credits: Banner: Flamingos by Greg Smith; Cuban Trogon by Peg Abbott; Cuban Bullfinch by Peg Abbott; Cuban Oriole by Peg Abbott; Female Bee Hummingbird by Peg Abbott; Cuban Pygmy Owl by Bud Ferguson; Cuban Gnatcatcher by Peg Abbott; Cuban Tody by Peg Abbott; Cuban Parrot by Greg Smith.