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Cuba Essential Birding and Conservation Education: February 2019
Dates: February 9 to 16, 2019 Price: $3,290 per Person with 8 participants for 8 Days and 7 Nights Trip cost includes guide and driver, all access fees, your meals, 7 nights of lodging, airport transfers and more. Tour Guide: Arturo Kirkconnell, Cuban author of the upcoming photographic field guide to the birds of Cuba (Cornell University Press). The tour host is Emily Hertz, who coordinates education programs for the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. Our Cuban tour provides you with a great opportunity to see more than twenty of the possible Cuban endemic birds, in addition to a good number of Caribbean endemic species. Cuban endemics include Gundlach’s Hawk, Bee Hummingbird (smallest hummingbird in the world), Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Parakeet, Zapata Wren and more. In addition, there are over twenty West Indian endemics possible, including West Indian Whistling-Duck, Key West Quail-Dove, Great Lizard-Cuckoo, Loggerhead Kingbird and Western Spindalis. This is a legal Cuba tour, where you are collecting ornithological data to support the education of the Cuban people about their natural resources. You will be birding, and travelling for humanitarian purposes. You will also get to experience the local Cuban culture and have an opportunity to explore Havana and other interesting locations. Our friendly Cuban bird guide will be happy to discuss and give a local perspective on Cuban life, as well as share his extensive knowledge of the local birds and wildlife. Register by contacting Charles Thornton-Kolbe, 720-320-1974, email Charles@PIBird.com