Cuba | Caribbean Conservation Trust | Cuba Bird Surveys with Nils Navarro

The Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT) has been the leader in providing legal bird conservation programs for U.S. citizens in Cuba since 1996. CCT is the top choice from a licensing & programmatic perspective, and because of our distinct relationships & knowledge. 

You are invited on an exclusive, U.S. led and managed birding program to Cuba! The program is managed by the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT), which is based in Connecticut. In early 2018 CCT staff began their 22nd year of managing bird conservation and natural history programs in Cuba. Along with CCT Ornithologist Michael Good, our team will include award-winning Cuban artist, author, and naturalist Nils Navarro, a bilingual Cuban tour leader and local naturalists in 4 different birding regions. They will guide you through some of the best bird habitats in Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest and most ecologically diverse island nation.

CCT designed this itinerary to take you to Cuba’s finest bird habitats, most beautiful national parks, diverse biosphere reserves, and unique natural areas. We will interact with local scientists and naturalists who work in research and conservation. In addition to birding, we will learn about the ecology and history of regions we visit. Finally, and especially given the ongoing changes in U.S. – Cuban relations, we can expect some degree of inquiry into fascinating aspects of Cuban culture, history, and daily living during our visit.

Top Five Birds

  1. Bee Hummingbird
  2. Cuban Tody
  3. Cuban Trogon
  4. Blue-headed Quail Dove
  5. Fernanina’s Flicker


At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, support local people, and educate their guests. Here’s what Gary Markowski from The Caribbean Conservation Trust said to us…

What conservation activities do you support through the tour, and your wider operations?

We directly support field research opportunities for Cuban scientists, and conservation initiatives such as community education which promotes the value of nature tourism, and targets negative issues such as the capture and trade of wild birds.

How does the tour support local people?

Through direct employment, education and training.

What type of environmental education activities do you incorporate into your tour?

Our bird surveys provide accurate assessments of population trends and habitat status in various Important Bird Areas (IBAs), protected areas, and rural communities. Our community education programs provide material and human resources to promote birding as both a recreational undertaking as well as a path to a better future, particularly among youth.


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Tour Operator | Caribbean Conservation Trust
Contact Name | Gary Markowski
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