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Playa Larga, Cuba (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Playa Larga, Cuba

Map of Playa Larga, Cuba

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Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) - Male Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) - Female




1/30/2024: In "Support of the Cuban people", we stayed for a couple of nights in a Casa Particular on Playa Larga. This was the one place where I found the Cuban food that I expected to see in Cuba, maduro plantains!

After our trip into the swamp, we were dropped off at Casa Ana, a house with some bird feeders in town. It was very surprising that first of all, I believe they were feeding the birds honey, which is very expensive in the states. Also, there were tons of warblers coming into the feeders which I had never seen anywhere before.

Previous Visit (Parque Nacional Cienaga de Zapata - Rio Turbo: 1/30/2024)
Next Visit (Sabanas de Soplillar: 1/30/2024)

Species Recorded (14)

Birds ( 14 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Bee Hummingbird - Mellisuga helenae
Cuban Emerald - Riccordia ricordii

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Cuban Trogon - Priotelus temnurus

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Setophaga caerulescens
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird - Agelaius humeralis


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