CUBA PART THREE:

BACK

SPECIES ACCOUNTS

PART FOUR

 

Abbreviations of Birding Sites

 

 

WESTERN CUBA:

ZAPATA NATIONAL PARK:

NAJASA – CAYO COCO - HAVANA

BER = BIRDING EN ROUTE

LB = LA BOCA ZAPATA

NA = LA BELEN NAJASA

VI = VINALES

TU = LA TURBA ZAPATA

CC = CAYO COCO

LG = LA GUIRA

SP = SOPLILLAR ZAPATA

CP = CAYO PAREDON

SO = SOROA

SA = LA SALINAS ZAPATA

CG = CAYO GUILLERMO

CA = CHARCO AZUL LODGE

BE = BERMEJAS ZAPATA

HA = HAVANA

 

PA = PALPITE ZAPATA

 

 

List follows the plate numbers of The Field Guide to The Birds of the West Indies (2007)

 

Bold names indicate Cuban Endemics. Underlined names indicate Caribbean specialties.

 

(h) indicates birds heard only. * indicates lifer birds

 

Interested in a detailed spreadsheet of birds recorded per day? E-mail me at jos.birds(at)hetnet.nl

 

 

 

ENGLISH NAME

LOCATIONS & NUMBERS

1

Brown Pelican

BER (25) – SA (10+) – CC (15+) – HA (2)

2

Magnificent Frigatebird

CP (10+) – CC (5+) – ZA (2)

3

Black Skimmer

SA (50+)

4

Laughing Gull

Very common at CC-CP-CG

5

Caspian Tern

BER (10+) – SA (10+) – CC (10+)

6

Royal Tern

SA (6) – CC (15+)

7

Sandwich Tern

CC (1)

8

Gull-billed Tern

BER (6) – CC (1)

9

Forster’s Tern*

BER (4)

10

Little Blue Heron

Fairly common throughout in suitable habitat

11

Tricolored Heron

SA (6) – BER (2) – NA (1) – CC (6)

12

Snowy Egret

Common throughout in suitable habitat

13

Reddish Egret*

SA (3)

14

Great Blue Heron

BER (5) – SA (2) – CC (4) – CP (1 white morph)

15

Great Egret

BER (5) – SA (1) – CC (4)

16

Black-crowned Night-Heron

TU (6)

17

Limpkin

NA (4)

18

Green Heron

Fairly common throughout in suitable habitat

19

Cattle Egret

Common throughout

20

White Ibis

Zapata (60+) – CC (8)

21

Glossy Ibis

BER (1) – Zapata (2)

22

Roseate Spoonbill

BER (1) – SA (20+) – CG (10) – CC (4)

23

Greater Flamingo

SA (50+) – CC (300+)

24

Killdeer

Playa Larga (10+) – BE (4) – CC (4)

25

Black-bellied Plover

CC (2)

26

Stilt Sandpiper

SA (2) – CG(2)

27

Short-billed Dowitcher

BER (7) – SA (6) – CG (1)

28

Spotted Sandpiper

Playa Larga (1) – CC (1)

29

Willet

SA (10)

30

Greater Yellowlegs

SA (3) – Playa Larga (2)

31

Lesser Yellowlegs

Playa Larga (1) – CC (3)

32

Black-necked Stilt

BER (10+) – SA (20+) – CG (50+) – CC (10+)

33

Spotted Rail

Dead specimen at La Boca

34

Northern Jacana

BER (2) – NA (6)

35

American Coot*

BER (3) – SO (2) – NA (1) – CC (30+)

36

Purple Gallinule

BER (1)

37

Common Moorhen

BER (2) – SO (3) – NA (3)

38

Least Grebe

BER (1)

39

Pied-billed Grebe

BER (1) – NA (2)

40

Double-crested Cormorant*

SO (1) – CC (8)

41

Neotropic Cormorant

BER (1) – NA (6)

42

Anhinga

LB (1) – NA (1)

43

Northern Shoveler

CG (50+) – CC (5)

44

Blue-winged Teal*

BER (50+) – Playa Larga (1) – CG (20+)

45

Ring-necked Duck*

BER (40) – SO (1) – NA (6)

46

Lesser Scaup*

Reservoir west of Havana (200+)

47

Red-breasted Merganser

SA (5)

48

Ruddy Duck

Reservoir west of Havana (8)

49

Merlin

CC (1)

50

Northern Harrier

BER (1) near Moron

51

American Kestrel

Fairly common throughout

52

Snail Kite

BER (2) western Cuba

53

Cuban Black-Hawk*

SA (3) – CP (1)

54

Broad-winged Hawk*

BE (2)

55

Red-tailed Hawk*

BER (1) – LG (1) – CA (1) – BE (2) – NA (3)

56

Crested Caracara

BER (1) – CP (4) – CC (2)

57

Turkey Vulture

Abundant throughout

58

Osprey

BER (3) – LB (1) – CP (2) – CC (2)

59

Helmeted Guineafowl

NA (20)

60

Plain Pigeon*

NA (3)

61

Scaly-naped Pigeon*

LG (1)

62

White-crowned Pigeon*

BE (1)

63

Rock Dove

HA (20+)

64

White-winged Dove

LG (1) – LB (1) – BE (1) – NA (1)

65

Blue-headed Quail-Dove*

BE (1)

66

Ruddy Quail-Dove

BE (1)

67

Key-West Quail-Dove*

CC (1)

68

Grey-headed Quail-Dove*

BE (1)

69

Eurasian Collared-Dove

HA (4)

70

Common Ground-Dove

CA (2) – NA (4) – CG (1) – CC (4)

71

Zenaida Dove*

LG (2) – SO (1) – BE (5)

72

Mourning Dove*

BER (4) – LG (1) – SO (2)

73

Cuban Parrot*

Playa Larga (10+) – BE (7) – NA (6)

74

Cuban Parakeet*

BE (6) – NA (6)

75

Great Lizard Cuckoo*

CA (1) – TU (1) – BE (3) – CP (1)

76

Smooth-billed Ani

Fairly common throughout

77

Cuban Screech-Owl*

BE (2)

78

Cuban Pygmy-Owl*

SO (1) – TU (1)

79

Stygian Owl*

Playa Larga (1)

80

Greater Antillean Nightjar*

BE (1)

81

Antillean Palm-Swift*

BER (15+) – HA (6)

82

Cuban Emerald*

Fairly common throughout (20+)

83

Bee Hummingbird*

SP (1) – BE (2)

84

Cuban Tody*

VI (1) – SP (1) – BE (4)

85

Cuban Trogon*

SO (3) – CA (2) – SP (2) – BE (4) – NA (2)

86

Belted Kingfisher

BER (1) – LG (1) – SA (1)

87

West-Indian Woodpecker*

Common throughout (25+)

88

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*

SO (2) – LB (1) – BE (1) – NA (2)

89

Northern Flicker*

LB (1) – BE (1) – CC (2)

90

Cuban Green Woodpecker*

SO (1) – CA (1) – SP (1) – BE (2)

91

Fernandina’s Woodpecker*

BE (3) – NA (h)

92

La Sagra’s Flycatcher*

VI (1) – LG (1) – SO (1) – SP (2) – BE (1) – NA (1) – CG (1)

93

Loggerhead Kingbird*

Fairly common throughout (25+)

94

Giant Kingbird*

NA (2)

95

Eastern Wood-Pewee

NA (1)

96

Cuban Pewee*

LG (1) – CA (1) – SP (2) – BE (2) – NA (1) – CC (2)

97

Palm Crow*

NA (6)

98

Cuban Crow*

LB (1) – NA (20+)

99

Cuban Martin*

Playa Larga (10) – LB (10) – CC (1)

100

Tree Swallow*

Playa Larga (20+) – BE (10)

101

Cave Swallow*

LG (8)

102

Barn Swallow

HA (2)

103

Sand Martin

CB (6)

104

Cliff Swallow*

CB (2)

105

Cuban Gnatcatcher*

CP (1) – CC (1)

106

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher*

CA (2) – SP (1) – PA (1) – NA (1)

107

Zapata Wren*

TU (1)

108

Grey Catbird*

SP (3) – BE (10+)

109

Bahama Mockingbird*

CG (1)

110

Northern Mockingbird*

Very Common throughout

111

Cuban Solitaire*

LG (1)

112

Red-legged Thrush*

VI (1) – LG (3) – SO (2) – CA (2) – BE (2) – NA (3) – HA (1)

113

Thick-billed Vireo*

CP (1)

114

White-eyed Vireo*

SP (1) – PA (1)

115

Cuban Vireo*

SP (1) – BE (2)

116

Red-eyed Vireo

NA (1)

117

Black-and-White Warbler

CA (1) – TU (1) – PA (2)

118

Northern Waterthrush

NA (2)

119

Ovenbird*

SP (1) – BE (3) – CC (1)

120

Prairie Warbler*

LB (1) – BE (2)

121

Palm Warbler*

Common throughout (25+)

122

Yellow-throated Warbler*

VI (1) – LB (3) – TU (1) – BE (2) – CC (2)

123

Yellow-rumped Warbler*

VI (2) – CA (1)

124

Olive-capped Warbler*

LG (1) – SO (1)

125

Magnolia Warbler*

VI (1) – LB (1) – TU (1) – BE (1)

126

Cape May Warbler*

LB (2) – CC (1)

127

Black-throated Green Warbler*

VI (1) – NA (2)

128

Oriente Warbler*

CC (2)

129

Common Yellowthroat*

SO (1) – LB (2) – TU (2) – BE (2) – CC (1)

130

Northern Parula*

SO (1) – LB (2) – TU (2) – BE (4)

131

Yellow-headed Warbler*

VI (1) – TU (2) – PA (2) – BE (1)

132

American Redstart*

Common throughout (25+)

133

Black-throated Blue Warbler*

VI (1) – SO (1) – LB (1) – TU (1) – BE (2) – NA (3)

134

Worm-eating Warbler

PA (heard only)

135

Scarlet Tanager

SP (heard only)

136

Summer Tanager

SO (1)

137

Western Stripe-headed Tanager*

VI (1) – LG (2) – BE (2)

138

Baltimore Oriole

NA (1)

139

Black-cowled Oriole*

VI (2) – SO (1) – LB (2) – PA (6) – BE (4)

140

Cuban Blackbird*

Very common throughout

141

Shiny Cowbird

BE (1)

142

Brown-headed Cowbird*

NA (2)

143

Greater Antillean Grackle*

Very common throughout

144

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird*

BER (2) – LB (5) – BE (3) – NA (20+) – CC (2)

145

Eastern Meadowlark

BER (2) western cuba

146

Red-shouldered Blackbird*

ZA (3) – NA (1)

147

Cuban Grassquit*

VI (2) – SO (6) – CA (1)

148

Yellow-faced Grassquit

VI (4) – SO (4) – CA (4) – SP (4) – NA (10) – CC (4)

149

House Sparrow

HA (C) – BER (5) – PL (5) – CC (5)

150

Zapata Sparrow*

TU (2)

151

Cuban Bullfinch*

VI (4) – LG (6) – SO (2) – SP (2) – CC (2)

152

Indigo Bunting*

BE (1)

 

 


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