December, 2014: A wonderful birding conservation trip was arranged to Cuba and we were thrilled to be part of it. Alphabetically, Some of the birds we saw are shown here. Great trip, beautiful place, lovely people!
A – B: American Flamingo (would have loved to spend a week just taking these!), American Kestrel , American Pipit (1st record in Cuba), American Redstart , Antillian Palm-Swift , Bahama Mockingbird , Bare-legged Owl , Bee Hummingbird , Black-and-white Warbler , Black-necked Stilt , Black-throated Blue Warbler , Blue-headed Quail , and Blue-winged Teal .
C – continued : Cape-May Warbler , Cattle Egret , Cave Swallow , Common Black Hawk , Common Ground-Dove , Crested Caracara , Cuban Blackbird , Cuban Bullfinch , Cuban Cowbird , Cuban Emerald , Cuban Gnatcatcher , Cuban Grassquit , Cuban Greenwood , Cuban Oriole , Cuban Parakeet , Cuban Parrot .
C – G : Cuban Pewee , Cuban Pygmy-Owl , Cuban Solitaire , Cuban Tody , Cuban Trogan , Cuban Vireo , Eurasian Collared-Dove , Eastern Wood-Pewee , Fernandina Flicker , Giant Kingbird , Gray-headed Qual-Dove , Great-Blue Heron (white morph), Greater Antillian Grackle , Great Lizard Cuckoo , Green Heron , Gundlach’s Hawk.
H – T : Key West Quail , La Sagra’s Flycatcher , Loggerhead Kingbird , Magnificent Frigatebird , Mangrove Cuckoo , Neotropic Cormorant , Northern Waterthrush , Palm Warbler , Olive-capped Warbler , Oriente Warbler , Plain Pigeon , Prairie Warbler , Red-legged Honeycreeper , Red-legged Thrush , Red-shouldered Blackbird , Red-shouldered Hawk , Scaly-breasted Munia , Spotted Sandpiper , Smooth-billed Ani , Tawny-shouldered Blackbird .
W – Z : Western Spindalis , West Indian Woodpecker , White-crowned Pigeon , Yellow-bellied Sapsucker , Worm-eating Warbler , Yellow-faced Grassquit , Yellow-headed Warbler , Yellow-throated Warbler , Yellow Warbler , Zapata Sparrow , Zapata Wren , Zenaida Dove .