Cuban hummingbird, trogon and woodpecker nest

This October 2016 video is called Soroa & Las Terrazas, Cuba.

After 5 March 2017 came 6 March 2017, our first full day in Cuba. We had arrived in Soroa, and would go from there to Las Terrazas, and then to Viñales.

Soroa dwelling, 6 March 2017

There was wildlife inside our dwellings in Soroa: at least one frog (a Cuban tree frog) and one anolis lizard.

Also beautiful wildlife outside: a great Caribbean grackle calls.

A cattle egret and a turkey vulture fly past.

A palm warbler in a bush.

A black-whiskered vireo calls.

An American redstart.

A Cuban emerald hummingbird flies around.

An American kestrel sits on top of a palm tree.

We leave. A bit further, a West Indian woodpecker at its nest.

West Indian woodpecker female, 6 March 2017

This is a special nest. It is at the top of a telephone pole. An old telephone pole, no longer in use. When the phone company renovated the poles, they built a new pole right beside the old pole, which they left for the woodpeckers to nest.

Las Terrazas, 6 March 2017

We arrive at Las Terrazas nature reserve.

Loggerhead kingbird, 6 March 2017

We see loggerhead kingbirds. Some have small branches for building nests in their bills.

A tawny-shouldered blackbird. They live only in Cuba and Haiti.

And a yellow-faced grassquit.

A special bird: a Cuban trogon. This is the national bird of Cuba: its red, white and blue colours are the same as the Cuban flag; and it lives only in Cuba.

Another Cuban endemic bird: a Cuban green woodpecker.

And yet another one: a yelllow-headed warbler.

A Las Sagra’s flycatcher. A species which only lives in Cuba, the Bahamas and Cayman islands.

A northern parula: it winters here before going on its way back to North America.

A stripe-headed tanager, aka western spindalis.

Greater Antillean grackle, 6 March 2017

A greater Antillean grackle.

Northern mockingbird sings, 6 March 2017

A northern mockingbird sings in a tree.

Northern mockingbird, 6 March 2017

Cuban peewee, 6 March 2017

And a Cuban peewee; which lives only in Cuba and the Bahamas.

Cuban peewee, on 6 March 2017

Finally, a beautiful North American migrant: an indigo bunting.

Stay tuned!

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