CUBA ALBUM

On our third tour to Cuba, February 2017, Jackie Lummis took these great pictures. More to come....

       

                        inside the vast Zapata swamp                                                Bee Hummingbird, the smallest warm-blooded creature in the world

 

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Our first tour to Cuba in November/December 2016 was great.  We saw plenty of special birds and landscapes. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and we have had positive feedback.  We were there when Fidel Castro died - a significant moment in history. We had some fascinating conversations with guides and locals and witnessed the country's reaction.

Photograph by Fran Evans

 

Now a few days since I got back from the Cuba trip and just wanted to say what an excellent trip it was. I don't suppose you need commendations as I think it has been oversubscribed, and I feel quite smug about being on the "pioneer" trip! The birds and guides were excellent and I was so pleased to finally see the Bee H.B. Plus Trogons, Tody's and Giant Lizard Cuckoos!  Talking Cuban Crows! Lizards, snakes, frogs and savage Hermit Crabs!...Mrs E, Borders

Tour member Phil Jones has kindly shared some of his photographs recording the trip

    

                      

            

Cuban Parrots, Blue-headed Quail-doves, Bare-legged Owl, Great (Cuban) Lizard-cuckoo, Camaguey, West Indian Woodpecker, model in a 1950s limo, local horse-drawn taxi

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Roger has relatives in Cuba, and on a recent visit (between the music and the rum moments) he toured around this unique island to the main bird watching sites.  We will be offering tours to Cuba in late 2016 and again in early 2017.

Here are a few photographs which he took on that very enjoyable recce:

       

Cuban Solitaire                                                                                          Take it easy.....

  

Cuban Trogon and La Sagre's Flycatcher

  

Havana

     

Cuban Pygmy Owl and Cuban Emerald

 

 

lush western Cuba, and a 1950s taxi in Havana

 

 

Bare-legged Owls and a Julia Dryas butterfly

two Cuban Emerald chicks in the nest

 

 

click here for details of our next tour to this destination

 

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