RFI: Cuba

To: David Robertson <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: RFI: Cuba
From: robert morris <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 02:38:23 +0000
Hi David

I have been to and travelled extensively in Cuba (as well as all other 
Caribbean Islands). You can see everything by going to 4 or 5 locations but 
your chances of Zapata Rail and the Cuban form of Hook-billed Kite (and 
Ivory-billed woodpecker) are low (non-existent really).

Key sites are Cayo coco, Zapata, Najasa and the Western Highlands around Soroa 
/ La Guira.

I did it all using a hire car and used local national park contacts at Zapata 
and Najasa to gain access (more than for the birds - although they were helpful 
- e.g. for bee Hummingbird 'leks').

I've spent 3 weeks there in total and seen all the endemics well except those 
noted above.

Cost - can't really remember but 2 weeks might cost $2000 per person for 2+. 
Hotels are inexpensive. Car hire - normal costs I think. Guides next to 
nothing. Fuel was nothing exceptional although this may have changed.

Zapata is a massive area and you need to visit 4 of 5 locations within this to 
see the key birds.

Field guide - I use the new Birds of the West Indies by Raffaele Wiley 
GarridoKeith Raffaele. The birds of Cuba (published by Helm) is useful for maps 
and local information

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