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Los Acuaticos

Pinar del Rio  >  Cuba

Los Acuaticos is a sendero around a former settlement near a healing bath. Now it is one of the best possibilities to see forest birds around Viñales.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 1 March 2022

Description

The Los Acuaticos walk offers, next to the abundance of endemic forest birds, a beautiful view on the Palmarito-valley and the area around Viñales. Cuban Solitaire, warblers and many endemics can be found here easily. The birds aren't shy and can be observed quite good.

Details

Access

The start of the sendero can't be reached by car, so you have to park a near the Prehistoric Mural or ask the local residents to park near their houses. Also there are no signs that show what is the sendero and what is a path for the farmers. The easiest way is book a guide, or a lot of patience and communication skills if you enter private land.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , Agriculture , City/village

Conditions

Mountainous , Hilly , Rocky

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Sometimes feral dogs tend to harass tourist (they seem to keep feeding them). It worked quite good to go out early in the morning and also drive with the car as far as possible.

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Cuban Solitaire
1. Cuban Solitaire
(Myadestes elisabeth)
Olive-capped Warbler
5. Olive-capped Warbler
(Setophaga pityophila)

Other birds you can see here

Great Lizard-Cuckoo
Great Lizard-Cuckoo
(Coccyzus merlini)
Cuban Emerald
Cuban Emerald
(Chlorostilbon ricordii)
Cuban Green Woodpecker
Cuban Green Woodpecker
(Xiphidiopicus percussus)
West Indian Woodpecker
West Indian Woodpecker
(Melanerpes superciliaris)
Cuban Bullfinch
Cuban Bullfinch
(Melopyrrha nigra)

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