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Cuba Birding: Camagüey to Havana

Complete Birding Highlights

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

You will visit some of the most important birding sites in Cuba, including the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula (a Biosphere Reserve), Viñales and Cayo Coco. Caya Coco is one of the most important migratory stops in all of the Caribbean. A good mix of habitats will be covered, including forests, marshes, mangroves, coastal shrubs, patches of grass, and lagoons.


Everyone will also enjoy seeing Cuba from Havana, Trinidad and most of the western two-thirds of the country. You will see Havana (the capital city of Havana), the country side, and a good mix of small town life to other cultural opportunities, such as Camaquey (a UNESCO world heritage site). Cuba’s rich cultural, music and historic traditions will be accessible, as you travel throughout the country.

Day 1: Arrival in Camagüey and Trip Orientation

Day 2:  AM Bird Surveys at Najasa; Transfer to Cayo Coco; PM Bird Surveys on Cayo Coco

Day 3: AM Bird Surveys on Cayo Paredón Grande; PM Bird Surveys on Cayo Guillermo

Day 4: AM Bird Surveys on Cayo Coco; Drive to Cienfuegos; PM Explore Cienfuegos

Day 5: AM Visit Cienfuegos Botanical Garden; PM Bird Surveys in Zapata

Day 6: Great Start for Zapata: Full Day of Bird Surveys in Bermeja

Day 7: Further Surveys in Zapata: AM Marsh Habitat at La Turba; PM Investigate Sites Around the Greater Zapata Area

Day 8: AM Final Bird Surveys in Zapata; Drive to Viñales; Late PM Bird Surveys in Viñales

Day 9: Full Day of Bird Suveys in the Viñales Area and in La Guira National Park

Day 10: AM Surveys in Viñales; Drive to Havana; Flights Home from Havana

Detailed Itinerary

Find below our Cuba Essential Birding Detailed itinerary or download it.

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Cuba Essential Birding 

Detailed Itinerary

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