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First Bird Count in Cuba’s National Botanic Garden

On our last full day in Cuba we conducted the first Winter Bird Count at the National Botanical Garden just outside of Havana. Built during the Soviet era, the Garden at one point was a real gem. Without funding the grounds and features are in disrepair, but the mature trees and plants make for excellent birding. We came across this pair of Kestrels. The double-dark variant is a rare find. I saw my first Limpkin. Also spotted were more Emerald Hummingbirds, Cuban Green Woodpeckers and lots of Meadowlarks.

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