My wife and I recently had the pleasure of participating in a group birding expedition led by Arturo Kirkconnell, Jr. Thanks to Arturo’s keen ears and vision, as well as his knowledge of where to find the birds of Cuba, we saw 143 different species and collected 55 life birds, including all but 2 of Cuba’s endemics. In addition, Arturo and his colleagues, Carlos and Ramon, made sure we sampled plenty of wonderful food, stayed in terrific accommodations, and helped us appreciate the natural beauty of Cuba and it’s vibrant people.