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Issue No.12 of The Cuban Birder magazine is out (1 Viewer)

Dear friends:

We have reached the 12th issue of this magazine and we dedicate it to a very interesting family of birds: the Tyrants. We invite you to browse through the 21 descriptive cards of the species of this family that can be found in Cuba. These flycatchers and kingbirds, some more common and others more difficult to find, will be present in almost every birding trip we make in the field.

The capital of the country, Havana, is the main province on our tour through Cuba in search of the most important places for birding. With more than 250 species registered in the eBird platform and more than 30 sites of interest, it is a very interesting province in terms of the diversity of its ecosystems. Although it is the smallest province in the Cuban archipelago, it is well worth exploring, especially during peak migration periods, in search of those birds we have always wanted to see but have not had the opportunity to seek out.

Since we are in the most active months of the fall migration, we dedicate a space to the migratory prowess of shorebirds. It is sometimes hard to believe that such small and “fragile” birds can travel thousands of miles on their annual pilgrimage in search of breeding and wintering grounds.

An important event in the monitoring of the fall migration of raptors in Cuba was reported by the Juan Cristóbal Gundlach Bird Banding Station: the number of Ospreys reached 20,000 in one month and four days of counting, a record for our country and for the world in one migration season! Turn to pages 42 and 43 for details and other interesting facts about the raptor migration.

An exceptional interviewee adds prestige to this publication with his experience behind the camera: Manuel Acosta Cao, a scientist-artist or an artist with a scientific vocation? Discover some facets of his life in this 12th issue of the magazine.

As usual, news about the world of birdwatching in Cuba and records of rare species in the quarter close this issue. We had some unusual reports, mainly from colleagues banding birds and monitoring migration at Cabo de San Antonio, at the westernmost tip of Cuba, and they even saw and photographed a Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)!

Don’t forget to send us your comments, so that this magazine can become more and more part of the change in mentality that we need to stop poaching and guarantee the protection of the Cuban wild birds and their natural environment.

We wish you an enjoyable reading.

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