Birding needs to be done around the world and birders do enjoy this aspect as it is an adventure all into itself. There is scope for birding across the globe, but where then does one plan their next tour to. Exotic places are all the rage when it comes to birding. The sheer amount of bird species here are massive. If it is tropical in nature, you’ve got yourself a winning combo such as Cuba bird watching tours. Cuba has long been hailed as a fantastic birding destination but due to embargo and safety concerns, not many were able to or wanted to travel into the country. Now that the country has been opened up for tourism, Cuba bird watching tours are thriving.
Book into one that meets the following criteria. Tours are best done during the beginning of year months. The climate is lovely and warm without being too humid and rainfall is not frequent. The best Cuba bird watching tours are done with groups that are small in number. For an efficient trip, the number of guests should not exceed 6 people. This will allow for easy travelling and more one on one time with the tour guide. To get a fairly detailed look at the country and majority of its birding species, then 2 weeks of Cuba bird watching tours is needed. Unlike other countries which are larger in area, Cuba is small. More time can then be spent actually bird watching than travelling.
Each day of the Cuba bird watching tours usually follow the same premise. The group will rise early and enjoy their breakfast at the lodge. It is preferred to stay in lodges out in the wild so that travel time into the wildlife zones is brought down. The group will then head out to immediately start birding for the day. Since birds are awake from the dawn part of the morning, this is used to the advantage of birding groups. On Cuba bird watching tours, it is especially important, as during midday it can get quite hot. The mornings are spent birding. Each day sees around 2 dozen species of birds on average. Come midday, the group rests for lunch which is done picnic style. If there is travel that is needed to be done to get to the next portion of the tour, then it is tackled now. The tour group travels in air conditioned vehicles which are also well equipped to take them out into the rough terrains. Late afternoon birding is a possibility on most days as travel time is just a few hours. The lighting during this portion of the day is excellent for photography. The group then settle back at the lodge to clean up, have some dinner and then take some time to recount the day before heading off to get some rest. The next day continues in similar styling. Everything has being planned in advance so you would know where you will be at any point in the tour and what to expect in the days to come.