This exciting and NEW! trip is a bird survey project and gives participants the chance to assist in conducting 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 opportunity to explore and survey in detail several of Cuba’s very 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 nearly impossible to see (Zapata Rail and Cuban Kite). A highlight of the trip is the chance to do research with a professional ornithologist as you discover an exciting mix of habitats, from mountain landscapes to beachfront. This survey tour is limited to eight (8) people.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Cuba with expert ornithologists on a small group survey tour
  • Bird an enticing mix of habitats, scenery, and time in Cuba's best birding areas
  • Participate in important field research
  • See nearly all of Cuba’s endemic birds
  • Witness North American migrants and learn about how they use their wintering habitat
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Viñales Valley and Cayo Coco
  • Discover and learn about the biological wealth of the Zapata wetlands

Photo credits: Banner: Cuban Trogon by Peg Abbott; Cuban Parrot by Rich Wagner | WildNaturePhotos; Cuban Green Woodpecker by Rich Wagner | WildNaturePhotos; Cuban Oriole by Peg Abbott; Fernandina's Flicker by Rich Wagner | WildNaturePhotos; 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.