Caribbean Conservation Trust CUBA BIRD SURVEY Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, Escambray Valley and Havana April 6-16, 2019, Compiled and written by Michael J. Good Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) Cueva Jabali, Cayo Coco, Cuba...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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,...
A new species has been added to the roster of birds that once lived in the West Indies. It’s an owl, and an impressive one, a relative of the Barn Owl alive today but much larger. Gone for thousands of years now, it is known only from fossils unearthed in Cuba. The discoverer, ornithologist and paleornithologist William Suárez, and Storrs L. Olson, curator emeritus in the Division of Birds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, described the new species recently in the prestigious journal Zootaxa.
Ubiquitous, approachable Rock Pigeon is the most familiar representative of the Columbidae family. One of the most beautiful is the endangered Blue-headed Quail-Dove, endemic to Cuba. It has long been considered unique, and is the only member of the genus Starnoenas, but new research suggests that it is far more unusual than previously believed.
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