Birding Cuba, or Observación de aves en Cuba

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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. Of course, it’s the colorful and tiny birds that get the most attention when one thinks of Cuba. There’s the Cuban Trogon, majestic (the national bird of Cuba), brilliantly colored, and surprisingly common. Birds Cuba rare birds

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Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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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

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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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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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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. Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on a badly eroded, brushy hillside outside Havana four years ago and began digging a well into the rocky soil.

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The Urban Farmers of Cuba

Green (Living) Review

This selection highlights urban farmers on the island nation of Cuba. Slow Food Almanac (Slow Food, 2013) argues that something valuable has been lost in this era of fast food and instant gratification. Humanity needs the pleasure meals made with love and attention, and from locally grown ingredients.

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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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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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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. The history, culture, and people of Cuba are utterly invigorating and Havana has an energy that swept through my veins and left me craving for more.

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Renewable Energy Tour of Cuba


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. The research tour, April 19-29, 2012, involves policy meetings and installation site visits in Havana City, Pinar del Rio and Santiago de Cuba, as well as the CUBA SOLAR conference in Santiago de Cuba. "We Cuba provides us with that. Cuba has already undergone an energy famine."siad

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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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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. Cuba also had little chance to do other after the collapse of the USSR when it met its very own Peak Oil well ahead of the rest of the world.

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

Elephant Journal

Adventure Bicycle Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Spanish WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today bicycle biketouring Cuba cycletouring ryan van duzer ryanvanduzerI love to explore new countries by bike.

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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. This was Cuba, and Cuba isn’t like anyplace else, for better and worse. I’d been to Cuba once before, 12 years ago, and had been dying to go back ever since.

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


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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Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

Green Prophet

Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power. Among the recipients are the island nations of Antigua, Cuba and Barbuda, but also the Maldives and Nepal. In Cuba , a project will receive an ADFD loan of US$20 million to install 8.5

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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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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 There are billboards, posters, and of course all tons of books on Castro and the Revolution.

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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.

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. Like Zambia, Mozambique, and Armenia, Cuba responded to this crisis with a food program that included support to urban agriculture: farming in the city. This book presents the results of a 3-year research project on the history and state of urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba.

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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.

Cool Green Heron

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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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Confessions of a Salsa Addict. ~ Tina Wild

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today art connections Cuba culture dance healthy addiction healthy habits movement music non-verbal communication salsa song therapy transformation The discovery of Cuban salsa is my latest addiction.

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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. With Corey’s February jollies to The Bahamas (when he should have been at home looking for GGOs), Lichtenstein, Austria and Switzerland our country/province/principality/kingdom/territory list has swollen to 37. 79 checklists were contributed for 624 birds during March and bring the running total for 2017 to 1162. The lifetime list reaches 2747.

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Enjoy Innovative Electronic Music = Help Endangered Birds

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However, even if songs of the avian kind are more your musical thing, you will still find them in ten innovative, unique tracks that pay homage to endangered birds from Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, and seven other countries. Do you want to help endangered birds?

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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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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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Some of America?s Avian Treasures

10,000 Birds

These colorful songbirds occur in two populations, a western one which winters in Mexico and Central America and an eastern one which winters in South Florida and Cuba. North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate.

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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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But…It’s a Canada Goose?

10,000 Birds

Luis Gonzalez is a Miami resident and IT major who was originally born and raised in Cuba. His only birding regret was not starting sooner while he was still in Cuba and his final goal is to be able to bird at least once on every continent of the world, although he is mostly a Florida birder.

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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.

Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

10,000 Birds

As an homage, a contemporary edition of the Bond’s field guide Birds of the West Indies was featured in the twentieth 007 film, Die Another Day (2002), where Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in Cuba poses as an ornithologist. The first author, Guy Kirwan, is a freelance editor and ornithologist, and a regular visitor to the West Indies since the early 1990s, who is currently finalizing a detailed checklist of the birds of Cuba. Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean.

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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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"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. I hope everyone in FL, GA, SC and NC remains safe: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced on Tuesday afternoon that all 15,000 of its students would be required to evacuate the coastal campus by midday on Thursday as Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in years, approaches from the south.

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Birding Acapulco

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Cuba (twice), South America (twice), Europe and Morocco (once) and Bali (once). During the period from 1994 through 2006, I mostly dedicated myself to itinerant ministry. In other words, I travelled, sometimes every weekend.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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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. I was just curious what the US birders dream about, so I posted a question in the ABA’s FB group: a) what are the most popular foreign destinations and b) where would you go with unlimited funds?

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Cuban doctors and nurses in Haiti put the world to shame

Green (Living) Review

The doctors and nurses of communist Cuba are the backbone of the fight against cholera in Haiti by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is they who are the real heroes of the Haitian earthquake disaster, of the human catastrophe on America's doorstep which Barack Obama pledged a monumental US humanitarian mission to alleviate, and where all what happened was a US military invasion. 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. Phaesun installs independent solar systems in the framework of the Karen e.V.

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