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Cayo Guillermo

Ciego de Avila  >  Cuba

Cayo Guillermo is maybe the spot for shorebirds in Cuba, that is easily accessible but still offers huge numbers of birds and surprising rarities.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 28 February 2022

Description

At Cayo Guillermo every little lagoon, every mudflat, every sandy inlet can contain something beautiful. Every 50m you can stop and search for plovers, sandpipers, waders and other birds.

Details

Access

Best experienced by car. The Cayo is very long and the distance from accommodation that is not the hotels is very far. But when you stay in one of the hotels and can rent a bike it is also possible. The only problem is the exposure to the sun and the mosquitos.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Beach , Mud flats , Sea , Dunes

Conditions

Flat , Sandy , Swampy , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration

Route

Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The beach at Playa Pilar is a very good place to spend the hottest hours mid-day.

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

American Flamingo
American Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus ruber)
Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus)
Cuban Gnatcatcher
Cuban Gnatcatcher
(Polioptila lembeyei)
Bahama Mockingbird
Bahama Mockingbird
(Mimus gundlachii)

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