Species List Cuba
9th to 21st February 2005

Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
Najasa: 1 (18/2)
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Najasa: 1 (18/2)
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Havana: 6 (9/2); 2 (10/2). Playa Larga: 2 (16/2). Cayo Coco: 3 (19/2); 7 (20/2) from the causeway.
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Cayo Coco: Common (19-20/2).
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Soplillar: 1 (15/2). Cayo Coco: several (19-20/2)
Great Egret Ardea alba
La Güira: 1 (11/2). Soplillar 2 (15/2). Cayo Coco: Common (19-20/2)
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Soplillar: 2 (15/2)
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Najasa: 1 (18/2). Cayo Coco: several (19-20/2)
Tricoloured Heron Egretta tricolor
Soplillar: 1 (15/2). Cayo Coco: 2 (19/2)
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
Cayo Coco: common (19-20/2)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
recorded most days - abundant
Green Heron Butorides virescens
La Güira: 2 (12/2). Pálpite: 2 (14/2). Soplillar: several (15/2). Santo Tomás: several (16/2)
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Cayo Coco: several (19-20/2)
Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
Cayo Guillermo: 1 (19/2)
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
Soplillar: 3 (14/2) flying.
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
recorded every day - abundant
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber ruber
Cayo Coco: 1 (20/2) at north end of causeway. Curiously the only individual we saw. We were told there were none on Las Salinas in the Zapata Swamp because of the drought and we saw no flocks around Cayo Coco.
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Cayo Coco: several (20/2) off the causeway
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Soplillar: 1 (15/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii
Playa Larga 2 (14/2). Cayo Coco: several (19/2)
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Pálpite: 1 (14/2)
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Soplillar: 1 (14/2)
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
Cayo Coco: 1 (19/2). Cayo Paredón Grande: 1 (20/2).
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
A few most days
Merlin Falco columbarius
Soplillar: 1 (14/2); 2 (15/2) possibly one of the reasons for lack of Quail Dove sightings.
King Rail Rallus elegans
Soplillar: 1 (14/2) walked right out in the open for a few seconds but unfortunately, the sun was behind it.
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Crocodile Farm: 1 (15/2)
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Zapata Swamp: several (15-16/2). Najasa: several (18/2)
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Crocodile Farm: 1 (15/2). Santo Tomás: several (16/2)
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Cayo Guillermo: 1 (19/2)
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Crocodile Farm: 3 (15/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
Najasa: 6 (18/2). Cayo Coco: 6 (20/2)
Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
Soplillar: several (15/2). Crocodile Farm: several (15/2). Najasa: 4 (18/2)
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Najasa: 1 (18/2). Cayo Guillermo: 2 (19/2). Cayo Coco: 2 (20/2)
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
Havana: 2 (10/2). Playa Larga: 1 (15/2)
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
Havana: Many (9-10/2). Cayo Guillermo: 4 (19/2). Cayo Coco: several (20/2)
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Havana: 1 (10/2). Cayo Coco: 1 (20/2)
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Cayo Coco: 1 (20/2) off the causeway.
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Cayo Coco: 3 (20/2) off the causeway.
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Havana: 2 (9/2); 3 (10/2). Cayo Coco: several (19-20/2) off the causeway.
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Havana: 1 (10/2). Cayo Coco: several (19-20/2)
Scaly-naped Pigeon Columba squamosa
La Güira: 2 (12/2) at a distance.
White-crowmed Pigeon Columba leucocephala
La Güira: many (12/2). Soplillar: 4 (15/2). Santo Tomás: several (16/2)
Plain Pigeon Columba inornata
Najasa: 3 (18/2)
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Najasa: 1 (18/2)
Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita
Playa Larga: 1 (13/2)
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
widespread with several seen most days.
Common Ground-dove Columbina passerina
widespread with several seen most days.
Grey-headed Quail-dove Geotrygon caniceps
Bermejas: 1 (13/2) seen only fleetingly and no other quail-doves were seen possibly because the drought had forced them away from their normal territories further into the swamp.
Cuban Parakeet Aratinga euops
Najasa: 12 (18/2)
Cuban Parrot Amazona leucocephala
Pálpite: 2 (14/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
Great Lizard Cuckoo Saurothera merlini
Widespread and fairly common
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Widespread and fairly common in disturbed habitats
Cuban Screech-owl Otus lawrencii
Bermejas: 2 (13/2)
Cuban Pygmy-owl Glaucidium siju
Soplillar: 6 (14-15/2)
Antillean Palm Swift Tachornis phoenicobia
Havana: many (10-11/2). Only seen in early morning.
Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii
several seen on most days
Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae
Bermejas: 1 female (13/2). Unfortunately, we did not see a male.
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus
La Güira: 2 (11/2). Bermejas: 2 (13/2). Soplillar 2 (15/2)
Cuban Tody Todus multicolor
La Güira: 2 (12/2). Pálpite: 2 (14/2). Soplillar: 1 (15/2)
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Cayo Coco: 2 (19/2). Cayo Paredón Grande: 1 (20/2).
West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris
Widespread and fairly common. Several seen each day except at Cayo Coco.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
La Güira: 2 (12/2). Pálpite: 2 (14/2). Soplillar: 1 (15/2)
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus
La Güira: 2 (12/2). Soplillar: 3 (14-15/2). Playa Larga: 1 (16/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2). Cayo Coco: 1 (19/2)
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Soplillar: 1 (15/2)
Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae
Soplillar: 2 (15/2)
Cuban Pewee Contopus caribaeus
Widespread and fairly common.
La Sagra's Flycatcher Myiarchus sagrae
La Güira: 1 (12/2). Bermejas: 1 (13/2). Soplillar: 2 (14/2)
Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Widespread and fairly common.
Giant Kingbird Tyrannus cubensis
Najasa: 1 (18/2)
Cuban Vireo Vireo gundlachii
Soplillar: 6 (14-15/2)
Palm Crow Corvus palmarum
Najasa: 4 (18/2). Often seen on the ground where Cuban Crow is rarely seen.
Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus
Playa Larga: 1 (13/2). Soplillar: 12 (14/2), 4 (15/2). Najasa: several (18/2)
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Playa Larga: many (13/2). Soplillar: 5 (14/2)
Zapata Wren Ferminia cerverai
Santo Tomás: 1 (16/2)
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Soplillar: 1 (14/2), 1 (15/2). Santo Tomás: 1 (16/2)
Cuban Gnatcatcher Polioptila lembeyei
Cayo Paredón Grande: 4 (20/2). Cayo Coco: 2 (20/2)
Cuban Solitaire Myadestes elisabeth
La Güira: 1 (11/2)
Red-legged Thrush Turdus plumbeus
Widespread and common.
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Widespread and common
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Widespread and common
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii
Cayo Guillermo: 4 (19/2). Cayo Paredón Grande: 2 (20/2).
Northern Parula Parula americana
La Güira: 2 (11/2), 4 (12/2). Bermejas: 2 (13/2). Pálpite: 1 (14/2). Soplillar: several (14-15/2). Santo Tomás: several (16/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Pálpite: 1 (14/2). Crocodile Farm: 1 (15/2)
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
La Güira: 4 (12/2). Soplillar: 1 (15/2). Santo Tomás: 1 (16/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
La Güira: 1 (11/2). Soplillar: 1 (15/2)
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Soplillar: 1 (14/2)
Olive-capped Warbler Dendroica pityophila
La Güira: 3 (12/2).
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Pálpite: 1 (14/2). Santo Tomás: 1 (16/2). Cayo Coco: 1 (19/2), 1 (20/2)
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Widespread and common
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
La Güira: 4 (12/2). Bermejas: 1 (13/2). Soplillar: 1 (15/2). Santo Tomás: 2 (16/2)
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Seen in small numbers daily at La Güira and Zapata Swamp sites.
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
Seen in small numbers daily at Zapata Swamp sites.
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Soplillar: 1 (15/2)
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
La Güira: 2 (12/2). Soplillar: 3 (15/2). Crocodile Farm: 1 (15/2)
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Pálpite: 2 (14/2). Soplillar: several (14-15/2). Santo Tomás: 1 (16/2). Najasa: 1 (18/2).
Yellow-headed Warbler Teretistris fernandinae
La Güira: 1 (11/2), 2 (12/2). Soplillar: several (15/2)
Oriente Warbler Teretistris fornsi
Cayo Coco: 3 (20/2)
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
La Güira: 2 (12/2)
Stripe-headed Tanager Spindalis zena
La Güira: 1 (11/2), 3 (12/2). Pálpite: 1 (14/2). Cayo Coco: 3 (19/2), 2 (20/2)
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Pálpite: 1 (14/2)
Cuban Bullfinch Melopyrrha nigra
Widespread in small numbers.
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea
Fairly common at La Güira and Zapata Swamp sites.
Zapata Sparrow Torreornis inexpectata
Santo Tomás: 2 (16/2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
La Güira: 1 female (12/2)
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius humeralis
Several daily at Playa Larga and a few at Najasa (18/2)
Cuban Blackbird Dives atroviolacea
A few each day at Havana, La Güira and Zapata Swamp sites.
Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger
A few seen at most sites.
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus dominicensis
Santo Tomás: 3 (16/2). Najasa: 2 (18/2)
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Common in Havana.

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