CUBA

04/04 - 27/04/2014
Hans Matheve, Bas Matheve & Jasmin Lauwaert










INTRODUCTION

Many thanks go out to Peter Collaerts for pre-trip information. Thanks to the South African couple for letting me join the La Turba excursion.


A set of my bird sound recordings of this trip can be found at Xeno-Canto.

ITINERARY

4 apr

Departure from Brussels Airport + Arrival at Havana Airport. Night in Havana.

5 apr

Visit Havana. Night in Havana.

6 apr

Visit Havana. Night in Havana.

7 apr

Pick up car + travel to San Diego de los Banos (2.5 hrs) + birding La Guira NP (grassquit site). Night in San Diego de los Banos.

8 apr

Birding La Guira NP (Pine Trail and Cueva de los Portales). Night in San Diego de los Banos.

9 apr

Birding La Guira NP (Hacienda Cortina) + drive to and visit Las Terrazes (1 hr) + drive to Playa Larga (3.5 hrs). Night in Playa Larga.

10 apr

Birding Cienaga de Zapata NP (La Turba and Soplillar) + relax at Playa Larga. Night in Playa Larga.

11 apr

Snorkeling at Cueva de Peces (25 min drive) and Playa Larga. Night in Playa Larga.

12 apr

Birding Cienaga de Zapata NP (Soplillar) + relax at Playa Larga. Night in Playa Larga.

13 apr

Birding Cienaga de Zapata NP (Soplillar) + snorkeling at Punta Perdiz. Night in Playa Larga.

14 apr

Snorkeling at Cueva de Peces + drive to Cienfuegos (50 min). Night in Cienfuegos.

15 apr

Visit Cienfuegos + drive to and visit Trinidad (1.5 hr). Night in Trinidad.

16 apr

Visit Trinidad + drive to and visit Sancti Spiritus (1 hr) + drive to Camaguey (3 hrs). Night in Camaguey.

17 apr

Visit Camaguey + drive to Najasa (1 hr 15 min) + birding Najasa (cemetary). Night in Finca La Belen.

18 apr

Birding Najasa (Finca La Belen grounds) + drive to Camaguey (1 hr 15 min). Night in Camaguey

19 apr

Visit Camaguey + drive to Moron (3 hrs). Night in Moron.

20 apr

Drive to and birding Cayo Peradon Grande (1.5 hrs) + relax at Cayo Coco + drive back to Moron (1.5 hrs). Night in Moron.

21 apr

Drive to and birding Cayo Guillermo (1.5 hrs) + relax at Cayo Guillermo + drive back to Moron. Night in Moron.

22 apr

Visit Moron + drive to and visit Remedios (2 hrs) + drive to Santa Clara (30 min). Night in Santa Clara.

23 apr

Visit Santa Clara. Night in Santa Clara.

24 apr

Visit Santa Clara + drive to Havana (3 hrs). Night in Havana.

25 apr

Visit Havana. Night in Havana.

26 apr

Visit Havana + departure from Havana Airport.

27 apr

Arrival at brussels Airport



Note: This was more a family trip, so we took our time to relax, visit cities and beaches, do snorkeling and other non-birding activities. When making a hardcore birding trip it must be possible to make it in about 8 days. Birding was very easy/straightforward and limited to a few hours in the morning.

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Download kml file with all gps coordinates







PRACTICALITIES


Cuba with a baby

This was our first trip overseas with a baby (9 months). While preparing the trip we found out that there wasn't too much information available on the net about practical stuff concerning babies. These are some remarks which might be helpful for other (even non-birding) young parents who take their offspring:



Transport

As we were traveling with a baby, we decided not to use public transport for this trip. We rented a car from Havanautos. Driving is very easy as the traffic is very light. The roads are quite ok, but have some pothole sections. The road to Najasa was rather bad, but still drivable with a regular car. As it is not allowed to bring a GPS, we used a free app (Maps.me, no data connection required) on our smartphone for navigating. Especially within cities this turned out to be very handy!

Traveling with public transport should be possible. Between cities there are regular but not many buses. To get to your birding destinations a taxi is probably often required. Hitchhiking is still very common in Cuba...



Accommodation

Tourism is the most important business for Cuba and is changing (the country) a lot! The most convenient and best accommodation is often found at 'casas particulares'. The owners were always very friendly and helpful for anything - also for arranging your casa in the next city. Near the beaches and in the bigger cities one can also opt for fancy resorts and hotels. Airbnb is also available for Cuba from now on.



Money

Cuba has a dual legal monetary system: the major Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) and the Cuban Peso (CUP). As a tourist you mainly use the CUC - only for street food, small purchases or specific products the CUP is used. You have about 24-25 CUP for one CUC. More and more ATM's are found in the cities, although not all cards are accepted in some banks. Every now and then our Visa credit card was not accepted. With your credit card (and your passport!) one can easily get money at an (international) bank counter. We also took along some Euros as a backup and changed some.



Weather

The weather was invariably hot. Temperatures dropped only slightly at night. Bird activity became low from 10 AM onwards. February march might be a cooler and more comfortable period for birding.




Health and safety

We encountered no health problems. No need for any special medical precausions (ref: Institute of Tropical Medicine). Traveling independently caused no safety problems at all. In general Cuban people are very friendly and helpful especially towards babies/children. Must be one of the safer places in the Americas.




Electricity

Most plugs encountered were type A. Best to bring your travel adapter. Read more at the Worldstandards website.







VISITED SITES


Below is a list of the sites we birded. Most information was gathered through trip reports via CloudBirders, especially the ones by Collaerts (2014), Gordijn (2014) and Merrill (2013). We also used the "A Birdwatchers' Guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans" by Kirwan et. al.



La Guira NP

This National Park is situated 2.5 hours west from Havana towards the touristic village of Vinales. It has the same type of limestone hills although less scenic. The birding however is great and the specialties are easily accessible and found. It used to be the estate of the wealthy politician Josť Cortina. His properties were confiscated and turned into a national park - some ruins are left. We stayed at the Hotel in San Diego de los Banos which is close to the park. There is at least one casa particular in town, and other people also make day trips from Vinales or Soroa.

At the edge of the village of San Diego de los Banos there is a stakeout for the localized Cuban Grassquit. It resides in the dry pastures and bushes at 22.638714, -83.382392.

The main birding is done within the park itself. A sidetrack leading towards a limestone outcrop gave the best birding - it starts at 22.653519, -83.445168. It passes through a patch of pine forest (22.6552372765, -83.4449384598) where the warbler can be found. At the end of the track there are some remnants of a research center (22.658915, -83.443909) where you have an open area to scan for the singing solitaires perched in the trees on top of the rocks.

The park road continues and the dirt track to the right (22.662000, -83.469805) heads to Cuevas de los Portales (22.669522, -83.479396). This is a little visited tourist attraction as Che Guevara lived here during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We birded a bit around the cave but the tracks are limited.

Highlights: Antillean Nighthawk (on both evenings groups were seen hawking above San Diego de los Banos), Cuban Bullfinch (a few seen on both days), Cuban Grassquit (both days a group was seen at the stake-out, up to 10 birds), Cuban Solitaire (2 birds seen at the rocky outcrops along the trail inside La Guira NP at 22.6606986276, -83.4439470173 and 1 at the Cueva de los Portales, a few more heard), Fernandina's Flicker (a pair seen near Hacienda La Cortina at 22.63408, -83.406801), Giant Kingbird (1 seen near the research centre remnants in the NP), Gundlach's Hawk (1 bird seen twice soaring overhead along the trail in the NP), (Cuban) Northern Flicker (1 bird seen in the pine forest along the NP trail), Olive-capped Warbler (5+ birds seen in the pine forest along the NP trail), Scaly-naped Pigeon (daily small numbers seen), Yellow-headed Warbler (daily several groups seen).




Cienaga de Zapata | Playa Larga

The area in and round the Cienaga de Zapata NP is the top birding destination in Cuba as it holds most of the target species. It is situated on the famous Bay of Pigs, about 180km from Havana. The small and quite coastal town of Playa Larga is the most convenient place to base yourself. There is an great choice of casas particulares - we enjoyed having one right at the beach.

Birding inside the National Park is only possible with a guide. The brothers Chino and Angel (lourdes2.roque@nauta.cu) are the most recommended bird guides, but I used the services of Mario as they were both occupied. Unfortunately Mario tends to take several groups together, the second visit we were with 8(!) people - clearly not the best tactic for quail-dove searching...

The marshes at La Turba are only accessible in the company of a guide. The start of the entrance track is at 22.433067, -81.142403, about 18 from Playa Larga towards Jaguey Grande. All targets were fairly easy seen on one morning.

The dry forest near Soplillar was visited twice in order to see all quail-doves. A guide is not really compulsory here but is easier to find the owls. From Playa Larga drive SE towards Playa Giron and take left at 22.2736298115, -81.1772635254. At the main intersection of Soplillar take right for a few hundred meters, pass the gate and take the dirt track left at 22.28816, -81.147301. The birding can start after a few hundred meters along this track and along the numerous footpaths inside the forest. On one evening I tried for night birding but the gate was locked.

Palpite is a small village on the way towards La Turba (and the autopista) where Bee Hummingbird is fairly easy to see. The pink house at the NE edge of the village (22.326187, -81.183447) can be visited as the owners are very friendly. Make sure to make a small donation for visiting their garden!

Cueva de los Peces is a cenote (flooded tectonic fault) and is famous for snorkeling - it attracts many tourists. This used to be a reliable site for Blue-headed Quail-Doves as they came to eat food spills at the nearby restaurant (22.166586, -81.136480). We did not find any quail-doves and according to the guides they don't come there anymore. The snorkeling in the open sea on the other side of the road however was quite enjoyable! Waves come in between 10-11 AM, be there earlier.

Highlights: Bare-legged Owl (1 bird seen at 22.287451, -81.137547, another was distantly heard at night in the same area), Antillean Nighthawk (5+ birds heard and seen near Soplillar), Bee Hummingbird (a few birds seen on 2 occasions in a private garden at Palpite, see above), Blue-heaed Quail-Dove (eventually 1 bird heard and taped in the forest near Soplillar at 22.28434, -81.136271), Cuban Black Hawk (a few birds seen near the coast), Cuban Crow (most evenings encountered in Playa Larga, very vocal!), Cuban Parrot (groups seen near Hotel Playa Larga and near Palpite), Cuban Pygmy-Owl (on a few occasions heard and seen), Fernandina's Flicker (1 bird seen near Soplillar), Gray-fronted Quail-Dove (good numbers seen in the forest near Soplillar), (Cuban) Greater Antillean Nightjar (1 bird seen and 1 more heard near Soplillar), Key West Quail-Dove (1 bird encountered in Soplillar), (Cuban) Northern Flicker (1 bird sen near Soplillar), Red-shouldered Blackbird (at least 5 birds encountered in La Turba), Yellow-headed Warbler (a few birds encountered in the entire region), Zapata Sparrow (3 birds seen in La Turba at 22.413195, -81.186551), Zapata Wren (1 bird seen in La Turba at 22.435989, -81.177323).




Najasa | Finca La Belen

This is a protected area of geological and biological diversity, including some caves and petrified forest. The Hacienda - Finca La Belen (20.997606, -77.712087) - is a stud farm and the swimming pool attracts local people. The drive from Camaguey takes about 1.5 hrs as the road is in quite poor (but still drivable) condition. Pass the village of Najasa and take the turnoff left at 21.012772, -77.742226, the entrance gate is a bit further on the left side (21.010511, -77.737156). We booked one night in the finca at the Ecotur office in Camaguey. Be aware that Cubans come here to relax, drink beer and play loud music - the nights can be noisy. Day tripping from Camaguey seems a good alternative...

The main birding is done near the Cemetery of El Pilar (21.004283, -77.743866). At the turnoff to the finca, continue right for about 1 km. Between patches of palm trees all targets were readily seen the first afternoon.

One morning was spent birding on the grounds of Finca La Belen by simply following the entrance road - no real targets here though. According to the staff there are also trails that can be hiked in company of a guide. They can take you to the 'petrified forest' as well...

Highlights: Cuban Crow (fairly commonly encountered in the region), Cuban Parakeet (several groups seen, both near the cemetery and on the Finca), Cuban Parrot (daily good numbers seen), Cuban Pygmy-Owl (a few birds heard and seen at both sites), Fernandina's Flicker (1 bird seen near the cemetery), Giant Kingbird (1 bird seen near the cemetery and another on the Finca), Palm Crow (daily good numbers encountered), Plain Pigeon (daily good numbers seen).




Cayo Coco | Guillermo | Paredon Grande | Romano

The Northern keys off Cuba are known for their beaches and (pricy!) all-in-resorts. We opted to base ourselves in Moron on the mainland - there are several casas particulares here in contrary to the keys - and drive the causeway across the bay. The drive to Cayo Coco takes 1 hour, and both for Cayo Guillermo and Paredon Grande another half hour until the birding sites. Other people suggested staying in Sitio La Guira which was closed for renovation at the time of our trip.

Cayo Coco is the largest of the keys. We only birded the pool near Hotel Melia Cayo Coco for the whistling-ducks. No need to talk yourself into this exclusive hotel. A few hundred meters before the entrance take the small sandy track at 22.534222, -78.356957. Follow this until you have a view at the pond and the ducks are even in the heath of the day easily seen under or near the cabins built on poles.

The best birding was in the dry scrub near the lighthouse (22.4821173879, -78.166131674) of Cayo Paredon Grande. We birded the track leading south-east through some scrub and bushes and passes next to some lagoons with mangrove patches. On the way back we made a quick and successful roadside stop on Cayo Romano at the sparrow site (22.413305, -78.199806) described by Collaerts.

At the far end of Cayo Guillermo we birded the scrub (22.604419, -78.672078) along the main road just before the Playa Pilar beach restaurant/bar 22.6121132359, -78.6980990854.

Highlights: Bahama Mockingbird (1 bird seen on Cayo Guillermo at 22.6038514808, -78.6714039901), Cuban Black Hawk (only seen in good numbers on Cayo Paredon Grande), Cuban Bullfinch (daily good numbers at various sites), Cuban Gnatcatcher (at least 5 birds seen on Cayo Paredon Grande along the lighthouse track), Key West Quail-Dove (1 bird seen in the scrub next to the whistling-duck lagoon), Mangrove Cuckoo (1 seen at Cayo Peradon Grande), (Cuban) Northern Flicker (1 bird on Cayo Coco), Oriente Warbler (easily seen at Cayo Pardeon Grande), Thick-billed Vireo (easily seen at Cayo Pardeon Grande), West Indian Whistling-Duck (more than 30 at the lagoon near Hotel Melia Cayo on Cayo Coco, see above), Zapata Sparrow (a pair seen on Cayo Romana in the scrub along the main road, see above).



FULL TRIP LIST

Taxonomy strictly follows Clements' 6th Edition (incl. updates). The list only contains species positively identified by at least one of our group. Birds identified by guides or other people only are not included, presumed species neither...

[131 species]



West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea Vulnerable (VU) Restricted range
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 30+

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 2

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 2
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 1

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 20+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 20+

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Near-threatened (NT)
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2

American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 500+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 100+

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - fairly common

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 3
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Great Egret Ardea alba
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Snowy Egret Egretta thula
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 4
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - a few

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 20+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 20+

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens Near-threatened (NT)
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 3+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 5+

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - fairly common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - fairly common
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Green Heron Butorides virescens
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1

White Ibis Eudocimus albus
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 5+

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 5+

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - common
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - common
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - fairly common
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - common
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - common

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 5+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 2

Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1 (seen twice) or 2

Cuban Black Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic Restricted range
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 2
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 3
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 10+

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3

Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 2

Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 2

Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

American Coot Fulica americana
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1

Willet Tringa semipalmata
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 10+

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 6
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 1

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 50+

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 10+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 20+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 20+

Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+

White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Near-threatened (NT)
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 20+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 20+

Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata Near-threatened (NT)
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 15+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Blue-headed Quail-Dove Starnoenas cyanocephala Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 1

Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2

Gray-fronted Quail-Dove Geotrygon caniceps Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic Restricted range
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 3 seen + a few heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 15+

Key West Quail-Dove Geotrygon chrysia
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - HO - monotypic - 1 heard

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few

Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 10+

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 10+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 10+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 10+

Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1 seen + 1 heard

Great Lizard-Cuckoo Coccyzus merlini
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 3
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 10+ seen + more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 1
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 1

Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 10+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - a few
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - a few
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 20+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - fairly common
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - fairly common
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - a few

Bare-legged Owl Margarobyas lawrencii Country endemic
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1

Cuban Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium siju Country endemic
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1 seen + 2 heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - HO - ssp unspecified - 1 heard
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 1 seen + 1 heard
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2 seen + a few heard

Stygian Owl Asio stygius
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1

Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+

Greater Antillean Nightjar Antrostomus cubanensis
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1 seen + 1 heard

Antillean Palm-Swift Tachornis phoenicobia
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+

Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 3
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 4

Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 10+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 10+

Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus Country endemic
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3 seen + more heard
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2 seen + more heard
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 4 seen + more heard
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 10+ seen + more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard

Cuban Tody Todus multicolor Country endemic
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1 heard
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+ seen + more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 5+ seen + more heard
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 3 seen + a few heard

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 1

West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 20+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus Country endemic
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 2

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 1

Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic Restricted range
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 1
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 1

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 2
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 1

American Kestrel Falco sparverius
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 1
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Merlin Falco columbarius
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 2

Cuban Parrot Amazona leucocephala Near-threatened (NT) Restricted range
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 15+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 30+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 50+

Cuban Parakeet Psittacara euops Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic Restricted range
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 3
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 15+

Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+ seen + more heard
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 3 seen + a few more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2 seen + a few heard
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 5+

La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 3+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 5+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 1

Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 10+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Giant Kingbird Tyrannus cubensis Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 1
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 1

Thick-billed Vireo Vireo crassirostris Restricted range
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+

Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii Country endemic
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3 seen + a few heard

Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2 seen + more heard
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - common
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 10+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - HO - ssp unspecified - a few heard
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 2 seen + more heard
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few

Palm Crow Corvus palmarum Near-threatened (NT)
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 15+

Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus Restricted range
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 2
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 6
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 2 seen + a few more heard
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 3 seen + a few heard
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common

Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - a few
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca Country endemic
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 1

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - a few

Zapata Wren Ferminia cerverai Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 1

Cuban Gnatcatcher Polioptila lembeyei Country endemic Restricted range
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 5+

Cuban Solitaire Myadestes elisabeth Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3 seen + a few heard

Red-legged Thrush Turdus plumbeus
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - common
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 10+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 10+

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 2

Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii Restricted range
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 1

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - fairly common
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - common

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 10+

Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1

Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 1
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 1
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 2
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 2
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 3
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 1
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 1

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 2
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 1

Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 1

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - monotypic - 2
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 5+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 10+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - 2
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - 1

Northern Parula Setophaga americana
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 4

Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 5+

Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 1
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 3

Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1

Olive-capped Warbler Setophaga pityophila Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+

Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - 2

Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 2
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 1
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - 1

Yellow-headed Warbler Teretistris fernandinae Country endemic Restricted range
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 2
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - monotypic - 5+

Oriente Warbler Teretistris fornsi Country endemic Restricted range
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 10+

Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3

Cuban Grassquit Tiaris canorus
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 3

Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 15+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 10+
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 5+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Cuban Bullfinch Melopyrrha nigra
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 3
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 20+
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - 10+

Western Spindalis Spindalis zena
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 2
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 5+

Zapata Sparrow Torreornis inexpectata Endangered (EN) Country endemic Restricted range
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 3
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 2

Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 1

Red-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius assimilis Country endemic Restricted range
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 5+

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 10+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - 20+
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 10+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - fairly common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - fairly common

Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - 3

Cuban Blackbird Dives atroviolaceus Country endemic
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - a few
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 5+
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - monotypic - fairly common
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - monotypic - fairly common
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - monotypic - a few

Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger
07/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - a few
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - ssp unspecified - 20+
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - fairly common
17/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
18/04/2015 - Najasa/Belen - ssp unspecified - a few
20/04/2015 - Cayo Paredon Grande - ssp unspecified - a few
21/04/2015 - Cayo Guillermo - ssp unspecified - a few

Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
10/04/2015 - Zapata (La Turba + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - 1

Cuban Oriole Icterus melanopsis Country endemic
08/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 5+
09/04/2015 - La Guira NP - monotypic - 2
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - monotypic - 2

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
11/04/2015 - Zapata - monotypic - 2

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
11/04/2015 - Zapata - ssp unspecified - a few
12/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar) - ssp unspecified - a few
13/04/2015 - Zapata (Soplillar + Palpite) - ssp unspecified - a few

 

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