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.
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 Parakeet; 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.
forests, woodlands, mangroves, swamps, shoreline
warm to hot and humid
10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leaders
easy pace, undemanding walking
comfortable with varied cuisines
easy birding with some tough species
scenery, beaches, 50's culture, friendly people
Dušan was an extraordinary guide. His birding skills, humanity, and concern for all of us was beyond reproach.
Forrest is an incredibly great guide both from the birding and people perspective, just like the other 4 Rockjumper guides I have been with. And Cuba is an amazingly interesting country to visit.
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.
Forrest Rowland is an outstanding guide! We would definitely travel with him again. Great guy!
Forrest Rowland was the consummate birding tour guide. He was very personable and friendly and a top-notch birder with excellent skills for getting us on the birds. He kept us informed about all logistical details. We will seek him out for another Rockjumper tour.
16 May 2025 - 25 May 2025 (10 days)
USD6,000 - Spaces Available
Tour Leader: Mark Beevers
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