October 6 -14/15, 2018
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.
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.
November 9 – 18/19, 2018
Fall Migration Cuba Bird Survey 2018 to Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, Escambray Valley and Havana
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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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 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
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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,...read more
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Caribbean Conservation Trust
353 West Todd Street
Hamden, CT 06518