Birding Cuba, or Observación de aves en Cuba

10,000 Birds

I just returned from a glorious birding trip all over Cuba, so I am just going to ignore the pile of spring bird books on my dining room table (most of which arrived while I was gone), and write a bit about my favorite Cuban birds. Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Comprehensive Field Guide.

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A Circumnavigation of Cuba

Nature Conservancy - Science

A circumnavigation of Cuba provides an opportunity to soak up Cuba’s stunning beauty and biodiversity. Latest Science

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Another great reason to visit Cuba: it’s green

Green Traveler Guides

It’s Cuba, of course, where you go to see 1959 again. Caribbean Community Cuba Cuban national parks Cuban UNESCO biospheres eco-conscious Cuba eco-friendly Cuba eco-friendly Vinales Valley green Cuba greenest countries in the world organic Cuba| Viva La Eco-Revolucion! | | Today’s hottest travel destination in The Americas is an island frozen in time.

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Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Cuba is on my mind. birders have been able to visit Cuba as part of survey groups and cultural exchanges for years, but those trips have been few in number and not always easy to find. With the recent opening of travel restrictions, the options for birding the “forbidden” island have increased and Cuba has changed from a “maybe, if…” to a “yes!” and Cuba.). Also available in Spanish: Aves Endémicas de Cuba: Guía de Campo.

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The Lost Macaw of Cuba

10,000 Birds

There were potentially up to ten or more species of macaw in the West Indies, scattered on most of the major islands from Cuba in the west to Martinique in the east. Its last stronghold was the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. … Birds Cuba Extinction Week parrots Islands, with their high levels of endemism and specialization, are particularly fragile and vulnerable to human activity.

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Arab aid group funds mega-solar project in Cuba

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) , today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project.

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The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba

Green (Living) Review

agroecology CubaFernando Funes Monzote’s theories of ‘agroecology’ bear fruit as he aims to inspire others to make the most of their land Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote’s starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds.

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Urban Agriculture to be Extended in Cuba

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Havana, Cuba – The urban and suburban agriculture programmes in Cuba will be extended to 156 out of the 169 municipalities of Cuba before the close of the year, so said Adolfo Rodriguez, head of the National Group in charge of that initiative.

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An American in Cuba: A Trip Back in Time.

Elephant Journal

A trip to Cuba is possibly one of the most fascinating travel experiences ever especially for an American traveler. I instantly fell in love with Cuba the moment I got off the chartered plane and saw my first 1950s retro-fitted American car.

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Who’s Terrorizing Who Now That Cuba is Out of the Club?

Elephant Journal

We can only hope that president Obama has the personal and political audacity to continue on the path of peace and understanding with Cuba. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Cuba Cuba-US relations international politics Obama terrorism

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Renewable Energy Tour of Cuba

Celsias

Once again, in 2012, Solar Energy International and Global Exchange are offering an amazing opportunity to study renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and programs in Cuba. Cuba provides us with that. Cuba has already undergone an energy famine."siad

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I Pedaled Across Cuba and Made the Best Travel Video Ever. {Video}

Elephant Journal

I love to explore new countries by bike.

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Urban Farming & the Inspiration of Cuba. ~ Linda V. Lewis

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks agriculture community Cuba food health organic urban gardening There is much to be learned from the policies, actions and success of Cuban farmers and the Cuban administration.

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Cuba: Getting the Most Out of Your Trip. ~ Dávid Kovács

Elephant Journal

The uniqueness of Cuba means that there are some things that a visitor should be aware of in order to get the most out of the trip. Adventure Arts & Culture Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Cuba Cuban vacation travel travel advice traveling safe traveling smart

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Diving into the Bay of Pigs: Marine Conservation in Cuba

Conservancy Talk

In Cuba, it can feel like the clock stopped in 1959. There were plenty of vivid moments while I was reporting about the Conservancy’s work in Cuba for Nature Conservancy magazine—it’s that kind of place—but one moment stands out in particular.

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Gamechanger in US-Cuba Relations -Massive Oil Discovery off Cuba

Celsias

Cuba is the only country in the world to have already learned how to live with the end of the age of oil. After the US oil embargo of Cuba, the country had to fend for itself, creating an almost completely oil-free economy. The blockaded nation went on to radically reinvent agriculture, and evolved a fix-it economy that rivaled that of the US during the Great Depression.

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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Collaborative List – March 2017

10,000 Birds

Lists from nine countries have been shared this month with Cuba appearing for the first time.

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AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

The Green Changemakers

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba Maria Caridad Cruz and Roberto Sánchez Medina Ian Randle Publishers/ IDRC 2003 ISBN 9-76637-158-X e-ISBN 1-55250-104-3 244 pp.

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Stepping Back in Time: The Streets of Havana. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Revolutionary propaganda can be seen everywhere in Cuba even after fifty years. Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Cuba culture history photography street life travel

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - 53 min - Jul 6, 2008 [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. Since the early 1990s, an urban agriculture movement has swept through Cuba, putting this capital city of 2.2 Cuba has a lot to show the world in how to deal with energy adversity."

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

Link: [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living.

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This Certainly cuts through the Me, Me, Me Mentality of Holiday Materialism.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Africa Cuba disease Ebola health health workers holiday materialism sierra leone the UN tragedy virus volunteers The Canadian government is asking private health-care workers to join the fight. It seems it cannot spare more than the 40 military doctors.

Ebola for Christmas?

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Africa Cuba disease Ebola health health workers holiday materialism sierra leone the UN tragedy virus volunteers The Canadian government is asking private health-care workers to join the fight. It seems it cannot spare more than the 40 military doctors.

Confessions of a Salsa Addict. ~ Tina Wild

Elephant Journal

The discovery of Cuban salsa is my latest addiction. Each week my heart quickens as I approach Bar 100, the dance venue in The Rocks. Butterflies soon transform into a feeling of liberation.

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Cool Green Heron

10,000 Birds

Photographed in Cuba , the bird appears to be a melanistic Green Heron though it might perhaps be a dark form or even stained by algae. home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Cool Green Heron Cool Green Heron By Corey • March 5, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share If, like me, you like Green Herons and if, like me, you like birds with oddball plumages, then this post is for you.

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting.    A few random (cherry-picked) responses: South Africa. Denmark. North Korea. Japan. China. Vietnam. Liberia. Africa. Middle East. Lebanon. Seria.

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Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Business & Politics Bolivia climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Cuba Ecuador environment summit Evo Morales Hugo Chavez Nicaragua Paraguay people summit VenezuelaPresident of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Photo by Simon Wedege.

Historic Handshake Seen & Felt around the World.

Elephant Journal

This handshake has made waves, through Latin American, and citizens are looking to President Obama to rectify both icy and hot relationships with this Cuba. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only

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Never Say Never Again

10,000 Birds

detente with Cuba perhaps a mixed blessing for the birds. If you’ve given up hope of ever seeing a Zapata Rail , this post is for you. And if (like me) you’ve never heard of the Zapata Rail before, this post is for you too. In either case, your chance to learn more about this super-secretive bird may be in the offing, as scientists recently discovered a Zapata Rail nest after more than 40 years with no sightings.

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Shiny Happy Skin: Juice to Make Us Glow. ~ Aisling McAteer

Elephant Journal

I recently returned from a two week trip to Cuba, a wonderfully unique place, like nowhere else I have ever had the pleasure and opportunity to experience. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Health & Wellness fresh glowing skin healthy body juicing travel

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Cuban doctors and nurses in Haiti put the world to shame

Green (Living) Review

IS it the fact that those heroes are from America's arch-enemy Cuba, whose doctors and nurses have put US efforts to shame, that their efforts receive little or no recognition in the world's media? Cuba's contribution in Haiti is like the world's greatest secret.

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Electricity for Cuban mountain villages

Green (Living) Review

In 2008, the west of Cuba was haunted by a terrible hurricane which caused considerable damages among others in the villages of El Toro and El Brujito located in the mountains of the district of Artemisa in the west of Cuba.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

10,000 Birds

Some of those “statistical errors” came as surprises to me, e.g. Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thailand (this is also a clear message to their tourism boards to invest more into promoting avitourism). I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results.

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"UNC-Wilmington Orders Mandatory Evacuation as Storm Approaches"

Environmental Economics

The storm passed over Haiti on Tuesday, leaving a path of destruction, and was reaching Cuba on Tuesday night, according to reports by ABC and NBC News.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2016)

10,000 Birds

My holiday weekend festivities included pointing out common yet charismatic Cedar Waxwings all weekend to friends in Cuba, NY; everyone loves those little charmers. Every moment of leisure implies a celebration of freedom. The ability to relax, enjoy time with friends and family, travel, watch birds, or indulge in any expression of recreation derives from liberty from oppression few of us really understand.

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Clapper and King rails may represent four or five species

10,000 Birds

Their taxonomic status long has been unclear due to their overall similarity and the fact that in eastern North America and Cuba, they hybridize. King Rails occur widely in eastern North America, in eastern and central Mexico, and in Cuba. Rallus elegans , which would presumably keep the name King Rail and would include the subspecies elegans of eastern North America and ramsdeni of Cuba. Clapper and King rails ( Rallus longirostris and R.

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Savannah Sparrows on Breeding Territory

10,000 Birds

Savannah Sparrows breed across the northern United States and most of Canada and Alaska and winter as far south as northern Central America and Cuba. Savannah Sparrows have been very kind to me over the last couple of years, whether at Brigantine , Breezy Point , or Lake Perris.

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Guantanamo Bay won't be closed down soon

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The illegal prisons camps of Guantanamo Bay on the Island of Cuba will not be closed down any time soon and that despite of the promises made by US President Barack Obama when he took office.

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Frankenstorm -Climate Change May Yet Be Part of the US Election

Celsias

Hurricane Sandy has already hammered Cuba and Haiti. A giant storm is , nicknamed Frankenstorm, is heading to land on the East Coast of the United States on Sunday.

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The Razorbill Invasion of Florida

10,000 Birds

As the storm was pulled northward across Cuba and the Bahamas, it began to temporarily weaken, lose convection, and suffer from dry air intrusion before it began interacting with an incoming trough.

The Swallow-tailed Kites in Florida Are Now Heading South…

10,000 Birds

Similar observation have been made in Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico where up to 47,000 migrating Mississippi Kites are counted every season as they fly south. Kites generally fly to Cuba and then over the ocean to arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula or areas further south. I am sure you know how it goes…when you are a birder, your friends (non-birders) will tell bird stories, anecdotes or ask questions about birds they have seen.