Indoor Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

Charismatic Cuba
by Barry Oxley

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018 at 19:30



At the mention of Cuba, most of us think of Fidel Castro, Che Guevera or maybe the Cuban missile crisis, however the avifauna of this, the largest of the Caribbean Islands, also deserves recognition. With around 375 bird species recorded, 25 of which are endemic, this together with a colourful and friendly population ensures a fascinating visit to an exotic destination.

Cuban pygmy owl Cuban trogon
Cuban pygmy owl Cuban trogon


We visit most of the important bird areas, stopping off at a few historical sites and of course interacting with the local people during the process. A taste of the Caribbean spring as we enter our autumn months!

Vintage cars and Fidel Castro image Cuban tody
Vintage cars and Fidel Castro image Cuban tody



Since retiring from his family business in horticulture Barry has travelled extensively in pursuit of his passion for birds, wildlife and the natural world. An active supporter and volunteer of the RSPB and committed to nature conservation, Barry donates all fees to further the RSPB’s work on Otmoor and other chosen conservation projects. He is the local RSPB representative, leads nature tour groups, is a wildlife photographer and has a keen interest in gardening and wild plants.

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