Map of Cuba Birding Spots

Cuba's birding spots are distributed over vast distances as the island is huge—over 700 miles long and close to 120 miles wide at its broadest cross-section; and it is oriented off the twentieth parallel oriented, east south-east to west north-west. As examples, Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is situated in the far east of the island and Vinales National Park is in the far west. Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata is located in the Zapata Peninsula, about 150km southeast of Havana, on the southern coast and on the western third of the island. Cayo Coco is situated on Jardines Del Rey (King’s Gardens), a north coast island chain.

The capital, Havana, is on the northern coast in the western third of the island. International airports Jose Martí International Airport, at Havana, in the northwest of the island, and Antonio Maceo Airport, at Santiago de Cuba, in the southeast, just east of Guantanamo Bay, are the main points of access. Note, the access point will have an influence on a birding itinerary.