The Top Twenty Target Species for Cuba

All of our tours offer terrific photo opps (click on image to scroll): The precious Cuban Tody (photo ©James Hanlon); A male Yellow-faced Grassquit (photo ©James Hanlon); The remarkably beautiful Cuban Trogon (photo ©James Hanlon); Green Emerald (photo ©James Hanlon); One of numerous North American warblers that over-winter in Cuba - the Cape May Warbler (photo ©James Hanlon); Cuban Green Woodpecker (photo ©James Hanlon)

Top twenty species we will be targeting on Tour 3: Gundlach's Hawk, Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Parakeet, Cuban Tody, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Green Woodpecker, Fernandina's Flicker, Blue-headed Quail Dove, Cuban Pygmy Owl, Bare-legged Owl, Yellow-headed Warbler, Cuban Gnatcatcher, Zapata Sparrow, Zapata Wren, Zapata Rail, Red-shouldered Blackbird, Giant Kingbird, Cuban Blackbird, Cuban Palm Crow, Cuban Solitaire

Below is the Full List of Species that we have the chance of seeing in Cuba

Cory's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Black-capped Petrel, Brown Booby, White-tailed Tropicbird, Brown Pelican, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga, Magnificent Frigatebird, Neotropic Cormorant, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, American Flamingo, Roseate Spoonbill, West Indian Whistling Duck, White-cheeked Pintail, Wood Duck, Northern Pintail, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, American Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Hook-billed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Snail Kite, Cuban Kite, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Gundlach's Hawk, Cuban Black Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Bobwhite, Sora, Clapper Rail, King Rail, Black Rail, Virginia Rail, Zapata Rail, Spotted Rail, Yellow-breasted Crake, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Caribbean Coot, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, American Golden Plover, Wilson's Plover, Snowy Plover, Piping Plover,  Killdeer, Black-winged Stilt, Whimbrel, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Stilt Sandpiper, Buff-breatsed Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Pied-billed Grebe, Least Grebe, Laughing Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Sandwich Tern, Royal Tern, Least Tern, Black Tern, Sooty Tern, Bridled Tern, Caspian Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Brown Noddy, Plain Pigeon, Key West Quail Dove, Gray-headed Quail Dove, Ruddy Quail Dove, White-winged Dove, Zenaida Dove, Mourning Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Zenaida Dove, Common Ground Dove, Blue-headed Quail Dove, White-tailed Tropicbird,  Cuban Parakeet, Cuban Parrot, Great Lizard Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Cuban Pygmy Owl, Burrowing Owl, Stygian Owl, Short-eared Owl, Bare-legged Owl, Antillean Nighthawk, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Greater Antillean Nightjar, White-collared Swift, Antillean Palm Swift, Cuban Emerald, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Belted Kingfisher, West Indian Woodpecker, Cuban Green Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Fernandina's Flicker, Crescent-eyed Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, La Sagra's Flycatcher, Gray Kingbird, Loggerhead Kingbird, Giant Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Purple Martin, Cuban Martin, Bahama Swallow, Tree Swallow, Cave Swallow, Barn Swallow, Western Wood Pewee, Eastern Wood Pewee, Thick-billed Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Cuban Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo,  Philadelphia Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Cuban Crow, Cuban Palm Crow, Zapata Wren, Gray Catbird, Bahama Mockingbird, Northern Mockingbird, Chipping Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Zapata Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cuban Gnatcatcher, Cuban Solitaire, Veery, Bicknell's Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Red-legged Thrush, Western Spindalis, Cedar Waxwing, Oriente Warbler, Yellow-headed Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Olive-capped Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Hooded Warbler, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Western Stripe-headed Tanager, Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Cuban Bullfinch, Cuban Grassquit, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Bobolink, Blue Grosbeak, Red-shouldered Blackbird, Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Cuban Blackbird, Greater Antillean Grackle, Shiny Cowbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, Black-cowled Oriole, Baltimore Oriole

Recommended Field Guide: Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba by Orlando H. Garrido and Arturo Kirkconnell