Birds, Conservation and Adventure
in Cuba since 1996

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Upcoming Trips

Spring 2018 Migration Cuba Bird Survey

Spring 2018 Migration Cuba Bird Survey

April 3 – 13, 2018: Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, Escambray Valley and Havana Spring Migration Cuba Bird Survey
April 13 – 14, 2018: Our full day EXTENSION OPTION in the city will include all meals, a guided city tour, including a walking tour of Habana Vieja (Old Havana) and the 4 original plazas, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

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Cuba Herpetology & Natural History 2018

Cuba Herpetology & Natural History 2018

May 27 – June 5
The Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT) is offering an exclusive U.S.-led and managed herpetology and natural history excursion to Cuba. The program is coordinated under U.S. government authorization through Connecticut-based CCT, which is proud of its 22-year history managing bird conservation/travel programs in Cuba. In addition to American Herpetologist Jeff Lemm and Dr Luis Diaz, Curator of Herpetology at Cuba’s National Museum of Natural History, our team will include a bilingual Cuban tour leader and local naturalists who are experts in their respective geographic regions of Cuba. They will guide you through some of the best natural habitats in Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest and most ecologically diverse island nation.

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Captivating Cuba: Nature Meets Culture (May 2018)

Captivating Cuba: Nature Meets Culture (May 2018)

May 30 – June 9, 2018
Join C. Colston (Cole) Burrell, in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT), for an exclusive U.S.- led and managed cultural and natural history excursion to Cuba! The program is coordinated under U.S. government authorization through Connecticut-based CCT, which is proud of its 22-year history managing bird conservation and natural history programs in Cuba.

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Fall Migration Cuba Bird Survey 2018

Fall Migration Cuba Bird Survey 2018

Fall Migration Cuba Bird Survey 2018 Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, Escambray Valley and Havana Fall Migration Cuba Bird Survey November 9 – 18/19, 2018 You Are Invited You are invited on an exclusive, U.S. led and managed birding...

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Natural History Programs – Western Cuba: 2018 & 2019

Natural History Programs – Western Cuba: 2018 & 2019

April 2018, Dec 2018 & Feb 2019
While there will be daily opportunities for birding on this trip, our focus expands to include a range of Cuban fauna and flora, and the ecology and history of regions we visit. At different intervals throughout the program we will hear from Cuban experts about the natural relationship of Cuban species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, as well as arachnids (spiders) and insects and other invertebrates such as mollusks and butterflies. We will enjoy opportunities to swim and snorkel as well, and encounter some of Cuba’s interesting marine life in a safe, natural habitat.

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Cuban Edemics

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We are Caribbean Conservation Trust

The Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT) has been the leader in providing legal bird conservation programs for U.S. citizens in Cuba since 1996.

CCT is the top choice from a licensing & programmatic perspective, and because of our distinct relationships & knowledge.

Our Team

Why bird with us?

  • Deep local connections for 20+ years
  • Conservation promotion
  • Experience with Cuba
  • Participate in long-term conservation effort
  • Excellent birding without sacrificing comfort
Cuban and American flags

What distinguishes CCT?

  • Our long term relationships in Cuba
  • The depth and experience of our Cuban team
  • Our pioneering  leadership in developing and equipping  Cuban guides, naturalists, and field biologists
  • Our continued leadership in  creating and refining new birding itineraries

Latest News

2018-2019 Travel News

CCT Conservation Initiatives in 2018 will continue in early 2019. Beginning in late 2016 through the current year, CCT donated or facilitated the donation and delivery of more than 80 hummingbird feeders, 50 pairs of binoculars, 100 field guides, 2 spotting scopes and tripods, 1,000 bird conservation themed coloring books, and several boxes of crayons, pencils, and additional art supplies.

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2017-2018 Travel News

CCT Conservation Initiatives in 2017 will continue in early 2018. Beginning in late 2016 through the current year, CCT donated or facilitated the donation and delivery of more than 60 hummingbird feeders, 50 pairs of binoculars, 70 field guides, 2 spotting scopes and tripods, 250 bird conservation themed coloring books, and several boxes of crayons, pencils, and additional art supplies.

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Cuba Bird Survey with Birdwatching Magazine

For the third time, BirdWatching magazine, in collaboration with the Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT), is promoting an exclusive, U.S.-led and U.S.-managed birding program to Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest and most ecologically diverse island nation. (The two...

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Small Bird, Big Impact

This season, several of our faithful partner organizations and individual travelers had the pleasure of visiting ‘CASA BERNABE’, and the small but incredibly attractive backyard cultivated by a simple yet extraordinary couple who have lived their lives in a rural community in the confines of Zapata National Park, arguably among the most important bird habitats in the West Indies.

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Community Education Program

CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION TRUST has developed a Community Education Program in Cuba with the goals of informing kids and families of the value of birds, habitat, and a conservation in an effort to instil local interest in birding, and in nature in general. Our interest is to help develop a greater sense of appreciation in Cuban communities for the enjoyable and valuable resource that birds and nature provide.

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December bird survey locates 21 Cuban endemic species

The spectacular birds above and below were photographed by birders who traveled to Cuba with BirdWatching magazine in early December 2016. Guided by biologist Luis Diaz, curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Havana, and BirdWatching editor Chuck Hagner,...

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Contact Us @

Caribbean Conservation Trust
353 West Todd Street
Hamden, CT 06518
203-733-1162
cubirds@aol.com

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