15 Different Bird Species in 3 hours

"….We went on a three hour birdwatching excursion during August in Zapata. Along the track to Las Salinas we saw 15 different species of birds and there were many more to see if we had stayed longer. We started the trip at 8 am, a little late as it is best to start just around day break. We went with a local Cuban birdwatching guide who had a reference book with him of various birds in the area shown in images and by name….here is a list of the birds we saw…"

  • Common Ground Dove
  • Green Heron
  • Zenaida Dove
  • Yellow Headed Warbler
  • White Crowned Pigeon
  • West Indian Whistling Duck
  • Double Crested Cormorant
  • Redish Egret
  • Cuban Pewee
  • King Bird
  • Cuban Black Bird
  • Common Blacl Hawk
  • Black Necked Stilt
  • Cuban Parrot
  • Flamingo

Special 4-day excursion in Zapata with local ornithologist & staying at a beach resort hotel

Zapata is considered by ornithologists as the region with the greatest diversity of birds in Cuba, with more than 170 reported species, among them 18 Cuban endemic species and some local such as the Gallinuela de Santo Tomas and Ferminias, with extremely restricted habitats. The area is also the preferred spot for numerous terrestrial and marine migratory birds. In pursuit of our wish to provide more special interest opportunities we are offering this unique excursion, which you can combine with your other travel arrangements in Cuba.

Itinerary

Day 1

Check-into Playa Larga Hotel in Zapata in the afternoon and enjoy the hotel’s facilities and beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast. Early morning transfer to bird watching area with a specialist local English speaking Ornithologist. Packed Lunch included. After lunch continue for afternoon bird watching session with a specialist local English speaking Ornithologist. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast. Early morning transfer to bird watching area with a specialist local English speaking Ornithologist. Packed Lunch included. After lunch continue for afternoon bird watching session with a specialist local English speaking Ornithologist. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast. Free day for leisure. Check-out of hotel and continue your travel in Cuba. * If you book all your other arrangements in Cuba with us we will offer you a discount on this Birdwatching programme