Our Cuba – Caribbean Endemics Birding tours target almost all 28 Cuban endemic birds and further 23 Caribbean specials, as well as great wintering North American migrants. Using the services of local bird specialists at each site, we guarantee an impressive success rate in observing the island’s amazing avian diversity. From the world’s tiniest bird (the Bee Hummingbird) to such sought-after species as Giant Kingbird, the cute Cuban Tody, the beautiful Cuban Trogon, Gundlach’s Hawk, Oriente and Yellow-headed Warbler, Zapata Wren and no less than four species of stunning quail-doves, Cuba is an absolute pleasure to bird. On this tour we will cover a wide variety of habitats, ranging from interior tropical forests and mangroves, to extensive wetlands and white sand beaches along the northern coral cays. The awesome birdlife is further augmented by ease of travel, comfortable lodges, fascinating culture, a turbulent history, vintage cars that take one back to the 50’s and friendly people.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Bee Hummingbird; Yellow-headed & Oriente Warblers; Cuban Nightjar; Cuban Pygmy Owl; Bare-legged (Cuban Screech) & Stygian Owls; Gundlach’s Hawk (rare); Grey-fronted & Blue-headed Quail-Doves; Cuban Parakeek; Cuban Green Woodpecker; Fernandina’s Flicker; Cuban Trogon; Cuban Tody; Cuban & Thick-billed Vireos; Cuban Palm Crow; Cuban Oriole; Giant Kingbird; Cuban Solitaire; Cuban Grassquit; Cuban Bullfinch; Cuban, Tawny-shouldered & Red-shouldered Blackbirds; Cuban Gnatcatcher; Zapata Wren; Zapata Sparrow.
Habitats Covered
forests, woodlands, mangroves, swamps, shoreline
Expected Climate
warm to hot and humid
Max Group Size
10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
easy pace, undemanding walking
comfortable with varied cuisines
Ease of Birding
easy birding with some tough species
Number of Species Expected
Other Attractions
scenery, beaches, 50's culture, friendly people
Photographic Opportunities
very good
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A great trip all round. Birding was excellent and easier than in most other places I have visited, and the guide, Adam Walleyn, was superb. In between birding, we learned a lot about Cuban history and culture, which added another dimension to the tour and which I really enjoyed.

This was our first Rockjumper trip and it was great. Forrest was an excellent guide, so knowledgeable about the birds and enthusiastic about all living things we came across!

Dušan Brinkhuizen made the trip so enjoyable. His birding expertise is impressive and he has such a friendly personality. Customer service is really important to him and he started every day asking us how we were doing and if there were any problems. When there were problems, he addressed them promptly. He made sure everyone saw every bird, and remembered who wanted to see which birds or still needed to see them. I definitely want to bird with Dušan again.

We were surprised to hear that this was Adam Walleyn's first trip to Cuba as well as ours. He obviously prepared very well for the trip and clearly knew his birds. The local guides he used were very familiar with the birds and contributed both to the birding and culture of each region. Alejandro, the cultural guide and facilitator of the trip was both entertaining and knowledgeable and contributed a lot to our understanding of Cuba's past and present. Having a bus driver like Ronaldo who was familiar with birds and birding was a real plus for the tour.

The tour was great. It exceeded our expectations. We got more than our money's worth. Part of that was Dušan making everyone feel welcome. He was a great guide and worked really hard at locating Cuban Endemics for us. We also saw, surprisingly, many other North American Warblers. He was very friendly and didn't mind being asked over and over, "which bird is that," even though he had named the bird many times before. Talk about patience!

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