Cuba Birding - 2nd-9th March 2005

Jim Rose and Dave Ferguson

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Species names are as used in the "Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba" by Garrido and Kirkconnell.  The trip list is in systematic order, the others two tables are in alphabetical order (sorry).

Trip List

Species

Latin Name

Least Grebe

Tachybaptus dominicus

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Neotropic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Great Egret

Ardea alba

Reddish Egret

Egretta rufescens

Tricoloured Heron

Egretta tricolor

Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Green Heron

Butorides (striatus) virescens

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Nyctanassa violacea

White Ibis

Eudocimus albus

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

American Wigeon

Anas americana

Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors

Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis

Gundlach's Hawk

Accipiter gundlachi

Common Black-hawk

Buteogallus anthracinus

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

American Coot

Fulica americana

Northern Jacana

Jacana spinosa

Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus (himantopus) mexicanus

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus

Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Short-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus griseus

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis (hypoleucos) macularia

Willet

Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla

Caspian Tern

Sterna caspia

Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Royal Tern

Sterna maxima

Feral Pigeon

Columba livia 'feral'

Scaly-naped Pigeon

Columba squamosa

Eurasian Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Zenaida Dove

Zenaida aurita

White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

Common Ground-dove

Columbina passerina

Cuban Parakeet

Aratinga euops

Cuban Parrot

Amazona leucocephala

Great Lizard-cuckoo

Saurothera merlini

Smooth-billed Ani

Crotophaga ani

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Cuban Screech-owl (Bare-legged Owl)

Gymnoglaux lawrencii

Cuban Pygmy-owl

Glaucidium siju

White-collared Swift

Streptoprocne zonaris

Antillean Palm-swift

Tachornis phoenicobia

Cuban Emerald

Chlorostilbon ricordii

Cuban Trogon

Priotelus temnurus

Belted Kingfisher

Ceryle alcyon

Cuban Tody

Todus multicolor

West Indian Woodpecker

Melanerpes superciliaris

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

Cuban Woodpecker

Xiphidiopicus percussus

Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus chrysocaulosus

Cuban Pewee

Contopus caribaeus

La Sagra's Flycatcher

Myiarchus sagrae

Grey Kingbird

Tyrannus dominicensis

Loggerhead Kingbird

Tyrannus caudifasciatus

Giant Kingbird

Tyrannus cubensis

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Cave Swallow

Hirundo fulva

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica erythrogaster

Grey Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis

Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos

Cuban Solitaire

Myadestes elisabeth

Red-legged Thrush

Turdus plumbeus

Palm Crow

Corvus palmarum

Cuban Crow

Corvus nasicus

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Cuban Vireo

Vireo gundlachii

Black-whiskered Vireo

Vireo altiloquus

Tennessee Warbler

Vermivora peregrina

Northern Parula

Parula americana

Cape May Warbler

Dendroica tigrina

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Dendroica caerulescens

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dendroica coronata

Yellow-throated Warbler

Dendroica dominica

Olive-capped Warbler

Dendroica pityophila

Prairie Warbler

Dendroica discolor

Palm Warbler

Dendroica palmarum

Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia

American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla

Worm-eating Warbler

Helmitheros vermivorus

Ovenbird

Seiurus aurocapilla

Northern Waterthrush

Seiurus noveboracensis

Louisiana Waterthrush

Seiurus motacilla

Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

Oriente Warbler

Teretistris fornsi

Stripe-headed Tanager

Spindalis zena

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes cyaneus

Cuban Bullfinch

Melopyrrha nigra

Cuban Grassquit

Tiaris canora

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Tiaris olivacea

Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

Agelaius humeralis

Eastern Meadowlark

Sturnella magna

Cuban Blackbird

Dives atroviolacea

Greater Antillean Grackle

Quiscalus niger

Greater Antillean Oriole

Icterus dominicensis

Black-headed Mannikin

Lonchura malacca

Total 118 Species

 

Species By Site

Cabo Cruz

Cabo Cruz to Camaguey

El Salton

Najasa

Niquero

on Route to El Salton

Puerto Padre to Holguin

Sierra Maestra

Sierra Mensura

South Coast Road

Villa Pinares De Mayari

Grand Total

American Coot

. . . . . .

40

. . . -

40

American Kestrel

2

4

1

15

.

1

2

4

.

6

5

40

American Redstart

13

 

2

2

13

30

American Wigeon

2

2

Antillean Palm-swift

10

4

1

15

Barn Owl

1

1

Barn Swallow

2

2

Belted Kingfisher

1

1

1

3

Black-and-white Warbler

2

1

1

4

Black-cowled Oriole

1

1

4

6

Black-headed Mannikin

10

10

Black-necked Stilt

30

1

3

34

Black-throated Blue Warbler

8

4

2

1

1

11

27

Black-whiskered Vireo

4

1

5

Blue-winged Teal

10

1

2

13

Brown Pelican

4

6

2

12

Cape May Warbler

2

2

Caspian Tern

2

2

4

Cattle Egret

C

6

C

C

20

1

5

50

*

Cave Swallow

10

10

Common Black-hawk

2

2

Common Ground-dove

1

1

2

Common Moorhen

3

2

5

Common Yellowthroat

3

1

2

6

Cuban Blackbird

4

6

16

26

Cuban Bullfinch

2

1

1

6

10

Cuban Crow

20

3

23

Cuban Emerald

3

7

1

100

111

Cuban Grassquit

2

50

50

4

106

Cuban Green Woodpecker

1

2

3

6

Cuban Parakeet

50

50

Cuban Parrot

3

3

Cuban Pewee

1

5

2

7

15

Cuban Pygmy-owl

1

2

3

Cuban Screech-owl

1

1

Cuban Solitaire

6

6

Cuban Tody

1

12

13

Cuban Trogon

1

1

2

Cuban Vireo

1

1

2

Double-crested Cormorant

6

6

Eastern Meadowlark

1

1

Eurasian Collared Dove

1

 

1

Feral Pigeon

2

2

Giant Kingbird

3

3

Glossy Ibis

750

750

Great Blue Heron

2

1

3

Great Egret

4

50

1

1

30

86

Great Lizard-cuckoo

2

1

2

1

6

Greater Antillean Grackle

C

10

4

16

*

Greater Yellowlegs

6

10

1

17

Green Heron

2

0

3

1

2

1

9

Grey Catbird

1

1

Grey Kingbird

1

1

Grey Plover

1

1

2

Gundlach's Hawk

1

1

1

3

Palm Crow

8

8

Hooded Merganser

1

1

House Sparrow

15

15

10

40

Indigo Bunting

1

1

Killdeer

4

5

2

11

La Sagra's Flycatcher

1

1

Laughing Gull

1

50

51

Least Grebe

1

1

Least Sandpiper

1

1

2

Little Blue Heron

6

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

15

Loggerhead Kingbird

2

4

1

4

1

2

5

19

Louisiana Waterthrush

3

3

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

4

1

5

Mourning Dove

C

C

12

C

6

C

C

C

15

*

Neotropic Cormorant

1

1

2

Northern Flicker

1

1

10

12

Northern Jacana

2

2

Northern Mockingbird

C

C

12

2

C

C

C

3

*

Northern Parula

4

2

2

3

11

Northern Waterthrush

2

2

Olive-capped Warbler

19

19

Oriente Warbler

2

2

Osprey

2

2

Ovenbird

1

2

3

Palm Warbler

2

1

1

4

Pied-billed Grebe

5

1

6

Prairie Warbler

1

2

2

5

Reddish Egret

10

10

Red-legged Honeycreeper

1

3

1

5

Red-legged Thrush

2

1

4

3

10

Red-tailed Hawk

2

1

2

5

Ring-necked Duck

5

5

Royal Tern

30

40

2

5

3

80

Ruddy Duck

25

25

Ruddy Turnstone

3

3

Sandwich Tern

6

6

Scaly-naped Pigeon

4

1

5

Semipalmated Plover

3

3

Short-billed Dowitcher

6

6

Smooth-billed Ani

15

50

3

1

3

72

Snail Kite

12

2

5

19

Snowy Egret

 

2

6

75

1

84

Solitary Sandpiper

1

1

Spotted Sandpiper

2

2

4

Stripe-headed Tanager

1

1

3

5

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

6

6

12

Tennessee Warbler

1

1

Tree Swallow

20

20

Tricoloured Heron

15

3

2

20

Turkey Vulture

C

A

4

C

C

C

C

C

100

*

West Indian Woodpecker

2

10

12

White Ibis

15

50

65

White-collared Swift

5

6

11

White-winged Dove

11

6

4

1

22

Willet

1

1

Worm-eating Warbler

1

1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

5

5

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

10

10

Yellow-faced Grassquit

1

1

50

1

30

10

93

Yellow-rumped Warbler

1

1

Yellow-throated Warbler

2

2

Zenaida Dove

2

10

12

Key :-

C = Common
A = Abundant
* =  Not totalled

Species By Date

3-Mar

4-Mar

5-Mar

6-Mar

7-Mar

8-Mar

9-Mar

Grand Total

American Coot

40

40

American Kestrel

4

2

1

10

6

15

2

40

American Redstart

4

12

10

4

30

American Wigeon

2

2

Antillean Palm-swift

1

10

4

15

Barn Owl

1

1

Barn Swallow

2

2

Belted Kingfisher

1

1

1

3

Black-and-white Warbler

1

2

1

4

Black-cowled Oriole

4

1

1

6

Black-headed Mannikin

10

10

Black-necked Stilt

30

1

3

34

Black-throated Blue Warbler

6

16

Common

3

4

27

Black-whiskered Vireo

2

3

5

Blue-winged Teal

10

1

2

13

Brown Pelican

6

4

2

12

Cape May Warbler

2

2

Caspian Tern

2

2

4

Cattle Egret

50

Common

6

6

Common

Common

20

76

Cave Swallow

10

10

Common Black-hawk

2

2

Common Ground-dove

1

1

2

Common Moorhen

2

3

5

Common Yellowthroat

2

1

2

 

1

6

Cuban Blackbird

6

10

Common

6

6

26

Cuban Bullfinch

6

1

2

1

10

Cuban Crow

3

20

23

Cuban Emerald

90

10

7

1

3

111

Cuban Grassquit

2

2

2

100

106

Cuban Green Woodpecker

3

1

2

6

Cuban Parakeet

50

50

Cuban Parrot

3

3

Cuban Pewee

6

2

4

2

1

15

Cuban Pygmy-owl

1

2

3

Cuban Screech-owl (Bare-legged Owl)

1

1

Cuban Solitaire

3

3

6

Cuban Tody

10

2

1

13

Cuban Trogon

1

1

2

Cuban Vireo

1

1

2

Double-crested Cormorant

6

6

Eastern Meadowlark

1

1

Eurasian Collared Dove

1

1

Feral Pigeon

2

2

Giant Kingbird

3

3

Glossy Ibis

750

750

Great Blue Heron

1

2

3

Great Egret

1

54

1

30

86

Great Lizard-cuckoo

2

3

1

6

Greater Antillean Grackle

10

6

Common

2

10

26

Greater Yellowlegs

16

1

17

Green Heron

3

2

3

1

9

Grey Catbird

1

1

Grey Kingbird

1

1

Grey Plover

1

1

2

Gundlach's Hawk

1

1

1

3

Hooded Merganser

1

1

House Sparrow

15

15

10

40

Indigo Bunting

1

1

Killdeer

7

4

11

La Sagra's Flycatcher

1

1

Laughing Gull

50

1

51

Least Grebe

1

1

Least Sandpiper

1

1

2

Little Blue Heron

1

1

1

2

7

2

1

15

Loggerhead Kingbird

3

3

4

6

2

1

19

Louisiana Waterthrush

2

1

3

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

4

1

5

Mourning Dove

15

6

12

Common

Common

Common

Common

21

Neotropic Cormorant

1

1

2

Northern Flicker

10

1

1

12

Northern Jacana

2

2

Northern Mockingbird

3

2

Common

Common

Common

12

Common

7

Northern Parula

4

5

2

11

Northern Waterthrush

2

2

Olive-capped Warbler

15

4

19

Oriente Warbler

1

1

2

Osprey

2

2

Ovenbird

1

1

1

3

Palm Crow

8

8

Palm Warbler

1

2

1

4

Pied-billed Grebe

1

5

6

Prairie Warbler

2

2

1

5

Reddish Egret

10

10

Red-legged Honeycreeper

1

3

1

5

Red-legged Thrush

2

7

Common

2

1

10

Red-tailed Hawk

1

1

2

1

5

Ring-necked Duck

5

5

Royal Tern

2

43

30

5

80

Ruddy Duck

25

25

Ruddy Turnstone

3

3

Sandwich Tern

6

6

Scaly-naped Pigeon

1

2

2

5

Semipalmated Plover

3

3

Short-billed Dowitcher

6

6

Smooth-billed Ani

3

1

15

50

3

72

Snail Kite

2

12

5

19

Snowy Egret

6

2

1

75

84

Solitary Sandpiper

1

1

Spotted Sandpiper

2

2

4

Stripe-headed Tanager

3

1

1

5

Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

6

6

12

Tennessee Warbler

1

1

Tree Swallow

20

20

Tricoloured Heron

2

15

3

20

Turkey Vulture

90

12

Common

Common

Abundant

Common

Common

85

West Indian Woodpecker

2

10

12

White Ibis

65

65

White-collared Swift

5

6

11

White-winged Dove

2

10

10

22

Willet

1

1

Worm-eating Warbler

1

1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

4

1

5

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

5

5

10

Yellow-faced Grassquit

10

1

30

1

50

1

93

Yellow-rumped Warbler

1

1

Yellow-throated Warbler

2

2

Zenaida Dove

2

10

12

 

 

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