International Birding Travel Information


Birding in Cuba

Zapata Swamp, Key Largo Area, Contact Ernesto Reyes Mourino
Email or or
Telephone: (53) 045 91 2049
Cell: 53-53112575
Calle 42 #502
Jaquey Grande, Matanzas
Cuba 43100

Cuban biologist doing avian research in Cuba and will guide birding trips, lives in Jaquey Grande, Matanzas and is centrally located to visit the Zapata swamp, rice fields, Key Largo, can also guide near Varadero and the at the Ecological Forest there. Ernesto has also conducted bird surveys to establish parks in South America by special request from those countries. You will be amazed at his skill and helpfulness in finding specific species of interest. Ernesto is also a wildlife photographer. His rates are extremely reasonable (really a small donation) to take you on a personal birding tour and he will also facilitate accomodation and transportation needs.

Personal note: We birded with Ernesto in and around the Zapata swamp area for three days and it was an amazing experience sighting many of the endemic and specialty birds of Cuba and the Caribbean as well as wintering eastern warblers, shorebirds and raptors.

You can help support Ernesto’s research and monitoring of the Cuban kite, he needs used camera equipment that we take for granted, if you plan to visit, please consider helping. Special request is for CANON EOS 20 D accessories such as wide angle and zoom lens, filters, flash, batteries, anything you may not be using and happy to donate.

Ecological Park, Cayo Coco, Contact Odey Martinez

Odey is a biologist & birdwatching guide, works in the national park and will guide visiting birders throughout the Cay and surrounding mainland, reasonable fees
Telephone: 5352627287
Address: Calle 9na No 28
% 12 y Final,
Moron, Ciego de Avila,


British Birding Info:

British Birding Association
UK400 Club, Rare Birds Magazine,
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Birders Hosting Birders

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Informative & Educational Websites

www. Rick Toochin’s rare birds of Vancouver