Cuba Essential Birding

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

You will visit some of the most important birding sites in Cuba, including Viñales and the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula (a Biosphere Reserve). The Zapata Peninsula is home to almost all of Cuba's endemic bird species, and is the best place to find many of them. The tour covers a good mix of habitats, including forests, marshes, mangroves, coastal shrubs, patches of grass, and lagoons.

 

Everyone will also enjoy seeing the western third of Cuba, including the city of Havana. Cuba’s rich cultural, music and historic traditions will be accessible as you travel throughout the country.

Day 1: Arrival in Havana and Trip Orientation

Day 2: AM Surveys in Las Terrazas and La Guira on Way to Viñales; PM Surveys in Viñales

Day 3: AM Surveys in Viñales; Drive to Zapata; PM Surveys in Zapata

Day 4: Great Start for Zapata: Full Day Bird Surveys in Bermeja

Day 5: Further Surveys in Zapata: AM Marsh Habitat at La Turba; PM Investigate Sites Around the Greater Zapata Area 

Day 6: Further Surveys in Zapata: AM Surveys at La Salina; PM Return to Bermeja

Day 7: AM Final Surveys in Zapata; PM Return to Havana

Day 8: Flights Home Today

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