Overview

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
Cuban Nightjar, Cuban Pygmy Owl, Bare-legged (Cuban Screech) Owl, Stygian Owl, Gundlach’s Hawk (rare), Grey-fronted and Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Cuban Parakeet, Cuban Green Woodpecker, Fernandina’s Flicker, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Vireo, Cuban Palm Crow, Cuban (Greater Antillean) Oriole, Giant Kingbird, Cuban Solitaire, Cuban Grassquit, Cuban Bullfinch, Cuban & Red-shouldered Blackbird, Bee Hummingbird, Yellow-headed & Oriente Warbler, 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
Accommodation
comfortable with varied cuisines
Ease of Birding
easy birding with some tough species
Number of Species Expected
150+
Other Attractions
scenery, beaches, 50's culture, friendly people
Photographic Opportunities
very good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

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.

Dušan Brinkhuizen was a first class leader. His birding skills and knowledge were well-known to us and his concern to ensure that every participant was happy at all times ensured the success of the tour.

I still find it hard to believe that we saw all 40 of my targets in Cuba - you led a great trip and it was great birding with you again.

Dušan was great. He took charge of the group with enthusiasm. His birding skills are excellent. The office staff were super in responding to emails and answering questions. I have told my birding friends to consider Dušan and Rockjumper when they schedule their next trip.

I highly recommend Forrest Rowland as a remarkably talented birding guide with exceptional birding skills, knowledge and helpfulness to get everyone on the bird.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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