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Birdwatching at the north of Ciego de Avila

Bird Watching in Ciego de Avila

In Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila bird watching and other attributes of the environment are charming, it is the area of the island where more varieties of birds inhabit, besides having one of the biggest colonies in rosy flamenco of the Caribbean that served from inspiration to the North American writer Ernest Héminway and that it described it as "an ugly bird in detail and at the same time so perseveringly beautiful".

Up to now some 220 hack varieties have been reported, 116 belong together with migratory species, due to the existence in the area of an important corridor, 38 of them with strange populations, 85 belong together with resident species, of them 28 are endemic and 15 in danger.

The birds represent since for the natural tourism of the area a great potential the islands they constitute permanent refuges or so much storms for species characteristic of the Cuban territory as for others that migran from distant lands in search of a more benign climate; it is one of the most important ecosystems for the winter residence of the migratory birds for their position in the Mexico Gulf, it doesn't only stop the permanency in that time of the year, but also, for a brief demurrage and then to continue heading for the south of the continent.

In the cayería the parrot populations, parakeet, black, chichinguaco, Cuban crane, and a subspecies of goatherd of the marsh, sole right of the region stand out. In Cuba other two populations of that species exist: one in the Cienaga de Zapata, Matanzas province, and another in Baitiquirí, Guantánamo province. When going into to those places of the wetland it is very common to observe some Cuban endemic jewels as the goatherd of the marsh, cartacuba, sinsoncillo, green carpenter and bib, among others.

To preserve the natural wealth of the area was founded the Investigations Center of Coastal Ecosystems (CIEC) of Cayo Coco, in charge of to study and to preserve the biodiversity of the region by means of monitorings and the implementation of handling plans and one of the main profiles of the multidisciplinary community of the center is the investigation and protection of the avifauna inside the focal groups of the region for what specialized personnel exists in the event of necessity.

Birdwatching Sites in Ciego de Avila

Among the main options for the lovers of the birds in the North Humedal of Blind of Avila meets the observation in diverse areas with having marked by the abundacia of the same ones or to be you inhabit of some species threatened as the Fauna Refuge Cunagua Hill, The Cayo Coco Ecological Reservation and The Lagoon of the Milk.

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Cayo Coco

The observation of birds and other attributes of the environment are charming here, very visible for any visitor that arrives to those places it is the encounter with the coconut or ibis target, a lanky bird that gave name to one of the islands. Is one of the biggest colonies in rosy flamenco of the Caribbean here, it also prevails the great representation of the corúa and the place of more important gull nidificación of the Caribbean can be observed, in which the Galician varieties and the gull blackish nun stand out.

The parrot populations stand out, black, chichinguaco, Cuban crane and is necessary that the goatherd of the marsh are among the threatened species, the sparrow hawk colilargo, the yaguaza and the parakeet, for that which a conservation program is developed.

Cunagua Hill

The observation of birds in this area through paths designed for the same one allows the visitor to discover in its you inhabit birds like Tile, the Butterfly, the Tomeguín of the Pinegrove and the Black, among other very pursued by the stealthy hunters. Here they also inhabit endemic birds and threatened to extinguish as the parrots and cateyes.

In Cunagua the natural habitat of the dove partridge "The barbiquejo" is located (Geotrygon chrysia), national endemic bird, the presence of this strange species that is the only one in putting the white eggs, has also been reported in the Marsh of Zapata and in the Peninsula of Guanacabibes.

The Lagoon of the Milk

It is a natural refuge of rosy flamingos where the interested parties in the Cuban avifauna can observe them in a natural environment and coservado next to other species of aquatic birds as the Creole Yaguasa (arboreal Dendrocigna), Duck Bahamas (Ells bahamensis) and the Cuban crane.

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