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Playa Pesquero

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Pond on Playa Pesquero. Despite its location on a busy beach, this area works like a magnet for birds.

Added* by Piet Grasmaijer
Most recent update 6 July 2022

Description

This pond is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba and is lined by trees and shrubs. Due to the attractive beach, a number of large resorts have been built here, making the area a tourist attraction. Despite the habitat loss, the pond remains a major attraction for birds. More than 130 species have been observed, partly resident and endemic birds and partly migratory birds. Because a walkway has been built over the pond, it is easy to spot many species, for example Clapper Rail, Killdeer and Reddish Egret.

Details

Access

From both the city of Rafael Freyre and Guadalavaca you follow the main road 421. At the Carretera a Pesquero you turn towards the coast. At the end of Carretera a Pesquero there is a car park on the right (see map). From here you follow the footpath between Hotel Playa Pesquero and Hotel Playa Costa Verde. At the end of this footpath, turn right. The pond is on the left.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Beach

Conditions

Flat , Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Reddish Egret
1. Reddish Egret
(Egretta rufescens)
Cuban Vireo
3. Cuban Vireo
(Vireo gundlachii)
West Indian Whistling-Duck
4. West Indian Whistling-Duck
(Dendrocygna arborea)

Other birds you can see here

White-cheeked Pintail
White-cheeked Pintail
(Anas bahamensis)
Least Grebe
Least Grebe
(Tachybaptus dominicus)
White-crowned Pigeon
White-crowned Pigeon
(Patagioenas leucocephala)
Common Ground Dove
Common Ground Dove
(Columbina passerina)
Key West Quail-Dove
Key West Quail-Dove
(Geotrygon chrysia)
White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove
(Zenaida asiatica)
Mangrove Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo
(Coccyzus minor)
Great Lizard-Cuckoo (Cuban)
Great Lizard-Cuckoo (Cuban)
(Coccyzus merlini [merlini Group])
Cuban Emerald
Cuban Emerald
(Chlorostilbon ricordii)
Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
(Porphyrio martinica)
Black-necked Stilt
Black-necked Stilt
(Himantopus mexicanus)
Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
(Cathartes aura)
Gundlach's Hawk
Gundlach's Hawk
(Accipiter gundlachi)
Bare-legged Owl
Bare-legged Owl
(Margarobyas lawrencii)
Cuban Pygmy-Owl
Cuban Pygmy-Owl
(Glaucidium siju)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(Sphyrapicus varius)
Cuban Green Woodpecker
Cuban Green Woodpecker
(Xiphidiopicus percussus)
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)
Cuban Pewee
Cuban Pewee
(Contopus caribaeus)
La Sagra's Flycatcher
La Sagra's Flycatcher
(Myiarchus sagrae)
Gray Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
(Tyrannus dominicensis)
Loggerhead Kingbird
Loggerhead Kingbird
(Tyrannus caudifasciatus)
White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
(Vireo griseus)
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
(Vireo flavifrons)
Black-whiskered Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo
(Vireo altiloquus)
Cuban Gnatcatcher
Cuban Gnatcatcher
(Polioptila lembeyei)
Cuban Oriole
Cuban Oriole
(Icterus melanopsis)
Shiny Cowbird
Shiny Cowbird
(Molothrus bonariensis)
Cuban Blackbird
Cuban Blackbird
(Ptiloxena atroviolacea)
Ovenbird
Ovenbird
(Seiurus aurocapilla)
Louisiana Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
(Parkesia motacilla)
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
(Leiothlypis peregrina)
Common Yellowthroat (arizela Group)
Common Yellowthroat (arizela Group)
(Geothlypis trichas [arizela Group])
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
(Setophaga magnolia)
Yellow-throated Warbler (albilora)
Yellow-throated Warbler (albilora)
(Setophaga dominica albilora)
Prairie Warbler
Prairie Warbler
(Setophaga discolor)
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit
(Tiaris olivaceus)
Cuban Grassquit
Cuban Grassquit
(Phonipara canora)

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