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

Tour Highlights

  • Bird Cuba with experts on a small group survey tour
  • Explore an exciting mix of habitats, scenery, and time in Cuba's best birding areas
  • Be a part of important field research
  • View nearly all of Cuba’s 26 endemic birds
  • See North American migrants and learn about how they use their wintering habitat
  • Enjoy the incredible scenery of the Viñales Valley and Cayo Coco
  • Discover and learn about the biological wealth of the Zapata wetlands

Photo credits: Banner: Cuban Tody by Peg Abbott; 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.