Birding in Cuba

Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies, has 40,543 square miles. Once, forests covered more than 80% of Cuba – presently only an estimated 12% of the island remains forested. With 372 species of birds in Cuba, and among them 26 endemic species.  it is one of the premier locations in the world to enjoy bird watching.

WHEN TO COME TO WATCH BIRDS

If you are looking forward to seeing the endemic species, you may land any time you wish. These are, however, more active during the breeding season (March–July). To spot transient birds, you should be here in August (the first two weeks), September (second and third week), October (second and third week), and March or April (the first two weeks). The best timing to watch winter visitors is between October and March when diversity is highest. Summer residents start to arrive in the spring, for breeding purposes.

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