A Birding Tour of Cuba

November 10-20, 2018
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Introduction
Hotel Sevilla Exterior Havana Cuba 18-11-10 After arriving at the Havana airport, we were taken to our hotel, the famous and historic (but a bit run down) Hotel Sevilla, where we were abandoned by our...
Hotel Sevilla Exterior Havana Cuba 18-11-10
After arriving at the Havana airport, we were taken to our hotel, the famous and historic (but a bit run down) Hotel Sevilla, where we were abandoned by our…
Lobby Hotel Sevilla Havana Cuba 18-11-10 This photo only shows part of the lobby. The lounge area is to the right. After finally getting to our room on the 2nd floor, we rested a little. Just as we...
Lobby Hotel Sevilla Havana Cuba 18-11-10
This photo only shows part of the lobby. The lounge area is to the right. After finally getting to our room on the 2nd floor, we rested a little. Just as we…
Western Spindalis Female Hotel Mirador Cuba 18-11-11 We had to get up very early on the 11th before the hotel restaurant was open. We had a meager breakfast at the 24 hour snack bar and were underway well before...
Western Spindalis Female Hotel Mirador Cuba 18-11-11
We had to get up very early on the 11th before the hotel restaurant was open. We had a meager breakfast at the 24 hour snack bar and were underway well before…
Black-crowned Night-Heron Juvenile El Patate Reservoir Cuba 18-11-11 We next made a roadside stop around 8:30 AM at a body of water called El Patate Reservoir where we saw this juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron.
Black-crowned Night-Heron Juvenile El Patate Reservoir Cuba 18-11-11
We next made a roadside stop around 8:30 AM at a body of water called El Patate Reservoir where we saw this juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron.
Purple Gallinule Juvenile HDR El Patate Reservoir Cuba 18-11-11 Another bird we saw at El Patate Reservoir was this juvenile Purple Gallinule. The birds were distant, and lighting was difficult. The
Purple Gallinule Juvenile HDR El Patate Reservoir Cuba 18-11-11
Another bird we saw at El Patate Reservoir was this juvenile Purple Gallinule. The birds were distant, and lighting was difficult. The "HDR" in the title means…
Eastern Meadowlark Male Singing Cuba 18-11-11 Along the road to our next destination, we made a stop for two male Eastern Meadowlarks singing close on each side of the road. This photo and the following one...
Eastern Meadowlark Male Singing Cuba 18-11-11
Along the road to our next destination, we made a stop for two male Eastern Meadowlarks singing close on each side of the road. This photo and the following one…
Eastern Meadowlark Dorsal Cuba 18-11-11 This is another view of the bird in the previous photo.
Eastern Meadowlark Dorsal Cuba 18-11-11
This is another view of the bird in the previous photo.
Rock Formation Cueva de los Portales Cuba 18-11-11 We next stopped at Cueva de los Portales, an area with caves and rock formations which is locally famous as the place where Che Guevara and his army hid out...
Rock Formation Cueva de los Portales Cuba 18-11-11
We next stopped at Cueva de los Portales, an area with caves and rock formations which is locally famous as the place where Che Guevara and his army hid out…
Black-and-white Warbler Male La Güira Cuba 18-11-11 After Cueva de los Portales, we went to La Güira National Park where we saw this Black-and-white Warbler, presumably on its wintering ground.
Black-and-white Warbler Male La Güira Cuba 18-11-11
After Cueva de los Portales, we went to La Güira National Park where we saw this Black-and-white Warbler, presumably on its wintering ground.