Cuba - Quest for Endemics Intro

TOUR OVERVIEW

This the largest of the Caribbean Islands is surrounded by pristine palm-fringed sandy beaches and covered in lush tropical forests. It hosts a wealth of sought after birds that include 25 endemics of which 17 are globaly threatened. Amongst the profusion of avian delights, we shall search for a host of neotropic species, as well as many North American birds that spend the winter here. Superb birding awaits us with endemics such as Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Solitaire, Cuban Vireo and many more. A big attraction is the Worlds smallest bird the Bee Hummingbird, and our tour has been timed to coincide with with this tiny birds most vocal period when males proclaim their territories from the tops of the highest leafless trees. Join us on this trip to a fabulous island teeming with endemic and special birds.

Sat 30th March - Weds 10th April 

KEY SPECIES

Here are just a few of the key species we will be targetting on this tour:

  • West Indian Whistling Duck
  • American Flamingo
  • Gundlach's Hawk
  • Cuban Black Hawk
  • Key West Quail-Dove
  • Blue-headed Quail-Dove
  • Grey-fronted Quail-Dove
  • Great Lizard Cuckoo
  • Bare-legged Owl
  • Stygian Owl
  • Cuban Pygmy-Owl
  • Cuban Nightjar
  • Cuban Amazon
  • Cuban Parakeet
  • Bee Hummingbird
  • Cuban Tody
  • Cuban Emerald
  • Fernandina's Flicker
  • West Indian Woodpecker
  • Cuban Green Woodpecker
  • Cuban Trogon
  • Cuban Pewee
  • Giant Kingbird
  • La Sagra’s Flycatcher
  • Loggerhead Kingbird
  • Cuban Solitaire
  • Thick-billed Vireo
  • Cuban Palm Crow
  • Cuban Crow
  • Cuban Martin
  • Zapata Wren
  • Cuban Gnatcatcher
  • Red-legged Thrush
  • Zapata Sparrow
  • Western Spindalis
  • Oriente Warbler
  • Yellow-headed Warbler
  • Olive-capped Warbler
  • Tawny-shouldered Blackbird
  • Red-shouldered Blackbird
  • Cuban Blackbird
  • Cuban Oriole
  • Cuban Bullfinch
  • Cuban Grassquit

Leader:  Richard Foster.

Ground Price:  £2750.00 - Taipei/Taipei

Airfare: £600.00 - 750.00 (Approx) - UK/UK

Single supplement: £375.00

Deposit: £500.00

Group size: Minimum of 3 and maximum 6.

Included in cost: Acommodation in twin rooms, all en-suite, all meals, ground transport throughout, entrance fees to national parks, and services of leaders.

Not included: International airfare, insurance, drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature.

Accommodation: Our hotels and lodges vary in quality from good to excellent, but all are within easy reach of the areas we wish to bird, eliminating long travelling days.

Tour Code: This is a standard birding tour with all day birding. We will generally take picnic lunches unless close to our lodge where we will take a restaurant lunch. The weather can be unsettled at this time of year, so expect some cooler weather in the mountains and with chances of a shower or two.