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The Latest from Flights of Fancy–BIRDING CUBA!

May 14, 2018

7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

with Sam Fried.


Just 90 miles from Key West, Cuba has been almost a “lost world” for almost 60 years to American travelers. Despite its political isolation from the USA, Cuba is still a large caribbean island with a highly diverse bird population including numerous endemic species.  This program chronicles my 10-day visit to the island, in search of birds and a sense of what Cuba is really like today.

Sam is a professional photographer and tour leader with over 1000 photographs and 56 feature articles published in field guides, books, newspapers and magazines worldwide, including National Audubon, National Geographic, Birder’s World, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birding and Living Bird Quarterly and various golf magazines.  He also wrote several chapters of the Insight Guides book on birding in North America, published by The Discovery Channel.  He’s given approximately 500 photo presentations to a wide variety of organizations, and is a regular speaker and field trip leader at The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.  Founder of Flights of Fancy Adventures, LLC, a birding, photography and natural history travel company offering small group, low cost, high quality birding trips.  Past President of Hartford Audubon Society.

North American life lists:  763 bird species seen; photographed 747.

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