Birding Blog Archives

January 19th, 2016
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Cuban Emerald

Perhaps a little surprisingly, Cuba only has three species of hummingbird. The iconic Bee Hummingbird steals the show every time, and there are occasional Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on migration, but the commonest species is the rather lovely Cuban Emerald. Cuban Emerald […]

January 19th, 2016
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Cuban Quail-Doves

I was excited about the prospect of seeing quail-doves in Cuba. There are four species available, two of which are endemic to Cuba, and after a lot of searching we finally found all four. Blue-headed Quail-Dove […]

January 19th, 2016
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Cuban Endemics

Depending on which list you follow and how you view recent splits, there are 29 species that can be found on the archipelago of Cuba and nowhere else. We found 27 of them during our 12 day tour. Fernandina's Flicker […]

January 19th, 2016
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Cuban Near-Endemics

As well as seeing nearly all of the endemic birds of Cuba, we saw several that are almost endemic, being found in only one or two other locations. Olive-capped Warbler […]