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Laguna de Leche, Cuba (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Laguna de Leche, Cuba

Map of Laguna de Leche, Cuba




2/2/2024: We continued our "Support for the Cuban people" taking a collectivo to Moron. We really wanted to visit the Cayo Coco area, but unfortunately, those beach resorts are responsible for a lot of habitat destruction. It seems that there were Thick-billed Vireos in the Cayo area, but a hurricane destroyed a bunch of the habitat. Then, some developers came in and cleared the rest of the habitat to build an all-inclusive resort. The idiots who build these resorts cannot actually stand the environment that they are trying to sell, so they kill everything so they can plant all the same generic non-native plants and generic buildings to house their generic customers. So, anyway, the Thick-billed Vireo is nearly extinct in Cuba, and the beach has been privatized, and a bunch of people in Moron have flat-screened televisions.

Previous Visit (Trinidad: 2/1/2024)
Next Visit (Cayo Coco: 2/3/2024)

Species Recorded (30)

Birds ( 30 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

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

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Loggerhead Kingbird - Tyrannus caudifasciatus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla

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

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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