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Birds of Cuba

Abert's SquirrelThe are around 368 species of birds found in Cuba. They range from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large magnificent frigatebird. Around 70% of the birds found in Cuba are migratory. Around 25 species of bird are only found in Cuba, including the colorful Cuban trogon, Cuba's national bird. In Cuba it is known as the Tocororo or Tocoloro because of its call.

Cuba is home to the world's smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, as well home to one of the world’s smallest owls, the Cuban pygmy-owl. It may also be home to the world's largest and rarest woodpecker, the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Educational Resources

oystercatcher New Hampshire Birds
Learn about bird species found in NH.
oystercatcher Parts of a Bird
Do you know your bird parts?
oystercatcher Bird Characteristics
The characteristics that set birds apart from other animals.
oystercatcher Bird Watching Tips
Get ready to discover the birds in your backyard and beyond.
oystercatcher Bird Observation Form
Keep track of what you see!
oystercatcher Riding Thermals
Learn how some birds save energy when they fly.

Birds of Cuba Photos

Cuban Birds Gallery 1

Cuban Birds Gallery 2

Birds of Cuba

Anseriformes (waterfowl)

Apodiformes (hummingbirds, swifts)

Caprimulgiformes (nightbirds)

Charadriiformes (shorebirds)

Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, vultures)

Columbiformes (doves, pigeons)

Coraciiformes (kingfishers, todies)

Cuculiformes (cuckoos, turacos)

Falconiformes (falcons, hawks, eagles )

Galliformes (turkeys, quails)

Gruiformes (coots, cranes, rails)

Passeriformes (perching birds)

Pelecaniformes (pelicans, boobies)

Phoenicopteriformes (flamingos)

Piciformes (woodpeckers, flickers)

Psittaciformes (parrots)

Podicipediformes (grebes)

Procellariiformes (petrels, shearwaters)

Strigiformes (owls)

Trogoniformes (trogons)

Bird Programs On NHPTV

Bird Tales
Saving Songbirds
Journay of the Broadwing Hawk