The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas is a bird watcher’s paradise! Located in the heart of the Sierra del Rosario Mountain Range, this unique eco-tourism project brings man in harmony with nature. After exploring the surrounding forests on your Sprachcaffe Bird Watching Tour, why not cool down with a swim in one of the many natural pools of the Rio San Juan. For those seeking a little more adventure, why not fly through the treetops just like a Cuban bird on our Canopy Tour for a true birds-eye view of Las Terrazas.
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park
No bird watching tour would be complete without visiting the Zapata Peninsula, characterised by vast mangroves and marshlands. Home to several migratory birds, rare water birds and endemic reptiles, it comes as no surprise that the peninsula has been named a Cuban National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 70% of Cuba’s native bird species can be spotted here, including the must-see Grey-Faced Quail Dove which is endemic to both Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The protected Ciénaga de Zapata National Park provides the perfect conditions for the survival of this rare and threatened species of bird. The Las Salinas Lagoon is also famously teaming with migratory birds, among them you can observe large flocks of brightly coloured flamingos. Bird watching in the Ciénago de Zapata National Park should not be missed!
Cuba’s National Bird – The Tocororo
Cuba’s National bird, the Tocororo is particularly striking and is recognised by its distinctive song. On your Cuba’s Bird World Tour, you are sure to spot this bird at least once or twice. Some of you may be wondering why the Tocororo is Cuba’s national bird; besides the fact that the colours of the Cuban flag can be seen in the bird’s feathers, the Cubans also claim that the Tocororo sings and dances just like a true Cuban. When the bird sings its unique melody, it shakes its tail feathers up and down rhythmically- just as a Cuban dancer would! It is also said that since the bird cannot survive in captivity for long, it has become a symbol of the Cuban national drive for freedom. The Tocororo is without a doubt a true highlight of our Bird Watching Tour, so don’t forget your camera!
Highlights of Cuba’s Bird World
During this 10 day Bird Watching Tour, Cuba’s many birds take centre stage. You will first visit La Güira National Park before having the opportunity to discover the diverse Sierra del Rosario UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You will then head to the Zapata Peninsula. This vast and relatively undiscovered area is a Mecca for keen bird watchers. Ibises, cranes, flamingos and the protected Cuban Parrot are just a few of the many species you will see on the peninsula.Let yourself discover Cuba’s bird world with Sprachcaffe!
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Discover Cuba’s Bird World…
with the Sprachcaffe Bird Watching Tour
This special 10 day group Bird Watching Tour is perfect for nature lovers and keen ornithologists. Bird watching in Cuba is a highlight not to be missed!
- 10 days
- Tour guide included