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Cuban Trogon by Steve Bird.CUBA!
Spring Migration
Bird Survey
 March 24 - April 3/4, 2019

Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula,
Northern Archipelago, Escambray Valley,
plus Colonial Havana extension!


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You are invited on an exclusive, U.S. led and managed birding program to Cuba! The program is managed by the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT), which is based in Connecticut. In early 2018 CCT staff began their 22nd year of managing bird conservation and natural history programs in Cuba. Along with Ornithologist Frank Gallo, our team will include National Museum of Natural History Curator Dr. Giraldo Alayon, a bilingual Cuban tour leader and local naturalists in 4 different birding regions. They will guide you through some of the best bird habitat in Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest and most ecologically diverse island nation.

We have designed this itinerary to take you to Cuba’s finest bird habitats, most beautiful national parks, diverse biosphere reserves, and unique natural areas. We will interact with local scientists and naturalists who work in research and conservation. In addition to birding, we will learn about the ecology and history of regions we visit. Finally, and especially given the ongoing changes in U.S. – Cuban relations, we can expect some degree of inquiry into fascinating aspects of Cuban culture, history, and daily living during our visit.

Our Cuba Bird Survey will begin and end in Havana, one of the most authentic colonial cities in the Americas. We will arrive in Havana from Miami, and explore Cuba’s rural provinces and magnificent birding areas. Upon our return to Havana at the end of the birding program, you will have the option of taking a 1 day/night extension in Havana, one of Latin America’s best preserved and most compelling colonial cities.


Cuba's Birds

Our itinerary provides opportunities to see many of Cuba’s endemic species and subspecies, as well as Neotropical migrant species that migrate south to Cuba in the fall.  Below are some possible species for this tour, endemics and endemic subspecies are in italics.    Top, Cuban Trogon by Steve Bird; Left: Cuban Today by Gina Nichol.

  • Bare-legged Owl
  • Cuban Oriole
  • Bee Hummingbird
  • Blue-headed Quail-Dove
  • Gray-fronted Quail-Dove
  • Cuban Black Hawk
  • Cuban Blackbird
  • Cuban Bullfinch
  • Cuban Gnatcatcher
  • Cuban Grassquit
  • Cuban Green Woodpecker
  • Cuban Parakeet
  • Cuban Parrot
  • Cuban Pewee
  • Cuban Pygmy-Owl
  • Cuban Solitaire
  • Cuban Tody
  • Cuban Trogon
  • Cuban Vireo
  • Fernandina’s Flicker
  • Giant Kingbird
  • Gundlach’s Hawk
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Cuban Nightjar
  • Red-shouldered Blackbird
  • Tawny-shouldered Blackbird
  • Oriente Warbler
  • Yellow-headed Warbler
  • Zapata Wren
  • Zapata Sparrow
  • Cuban Crow
  • Palm Crow
  • Cuban Emerald
  • Bahama Mockingbird
  • Thick-billed Vireo
  • Western Spindalis

Other species of interest include:  
Great Lizard Cuckoo by Steve Bird.Great Lizard-Cuckoo
(Photo: Steve Bird), La Sagra’s Flycatcher, Loggerhead Kingbird, Olive-capped Warbler, Key West Quail-Dove, Ruddy Quail-Dove, Zenaida Dove, Stygian Owl, West Indian Whistling Duck, and a great variety of wading birds, and numerous other migratory and resident species.

The Bird Survey Areas
Our Cuba Bird Survey begins in the forests surrounding Las Terrazas Community, established in 1968 as a re-forestation and community integrated development project. In Cuba’s post-revolutionary history, the community has blossomed as a model of sustainability, and is currently a prime destination for ecologically based tourism.

Cuba’s Western Mountains include two of the country’s most diverse and dramatic ranges: the Sierra de la Rosario, and Sierra de los Organos. We will explore an area common to both ranges in search of western range endemic species such as the Cuban Solitaire. A highlight of the trip, we will visit the magical, unusually beautiful karstic landscape of mogotes -- the towering, lushly vegetated, flat-top limestone monoliths that dominate the Organos Mountains. This is the only region in which we will likely see the Cuban Solitaire, Cuban Grassquit, Giant Kingbird, and Olive-capped Warbler. Other potential endemic species for western Cuba include Cuban Oriole, Cuban Blackbird, Cuban Green Woodpecker, Cuban Pewee (Photo: Steve Bird), Cuban Pygmy-Owl, Cuban Tody, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Vireo,  and Yellow–headed Warbler.

Fernandina’s Flicker (Photo: Steve Bird)We will also explore the diverse wetland region of the Zapata Peninsula, Cuba’s richest and most important birding destination located in the historic Bay of Pigs. This peninsula is a Ramsar Convention ( international conservation treaty) designated site, and is among the most important wetlands in the West Indies. Here, the best local guides will lead us through protected areas in Cienaga de Zapata National Park and other natural sites off the beaten track. The Zapata Peninsula covers more than 2800 square miles and features easily accessible, everglades-like ecology and habitat. Framed by the pristine Caribbean coastal environment of the Bay of Pigs, the peninsula features vast open swamp land, low coastal forests, sparkling white sand beaches, healthy and accessible coral reefs, and refreshing natural limestone pools called cenotes. Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Black Hawk, Zapata Wren, Zapata Sparrow, Fernandina’s Flicker (Photo: Steve Bird), Bare-legged Owl, Tawny- shouldered and Red-shouldered Blackbird are among the many birds we will hope to find (3 nights).

Cayo Coco and Cuba’s Atlantic Archipelago provides excellent birding opportunities on Cuba’s Atlantic coast.  These previously uninhabited and relatively unexplored offshore islands were connected to the mainland by an 18+ mile causeway completed in 1989. Cuba’s academy of sciences (CITMA) maintains a research facility here. These barrier islands and keys provide unique opportunities for: Cuban Gnatcatcher, Oriente Warbler, Thick-billed Vireo, Bahama Mockingbird, West Indian Whistling Duck, as well as numerous shorebirds and aquatic birds. This region also provides additional opportunities to see rare endemics such as Zapata Sparrow and Gundlach’s Hawk.

Sancti Spiritus, the Escambray Valley and Caribbean Coast
The outskirts of Sancti Spiritus in central Cuba provides a peaceful and welcome location as we move south and east from Cuba’s Atlantic coast. This lovely region is surrounded by lush valleys and foothills of the Sierra de Escambray Mountains. From here we will bird the Escambray Valley, bordered on the north by dramatic vistas of Cuba’s third largest mountain range, and to the south by the Caribbean Sea and it’s picturesque coastline. A lunch stop in historic Cienfuegos follows our search for Palm Crow and other resident birds.

 

Old HavanaHavana Extension
Our program concludes in HAVANA, among the most authentic colonial cities in the Americas. Upon our return to Havana at the end of the birding program, you will have the option of spending two evenings in Havana, one of Latin America’s best preserved and most compelling colonial cities. Our full day EXTENSION OPTION in the city will include all meals, a guided city tour, including a walking tour of Habana Vieja (Old Havana) and the 4 original plazas, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Old Havana is like a living museum, and is currently undergoing rapid, energetic change. As a special treat we will also visit the home and private ornithological collection of Orlando Garrido, Cuba’s most prolific living naturalist and senior author of the Field Guide To the Birds of Cuba.

Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc
The U.S. Department of Treasury has provided a license for conducting bird conservation work in Cuba to the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT), a Connecticut based organization committed to the conservation of endemic and migratory birds and their habitats in the greater Caribbean region. In early 2016 CCT staff will begin their 20th year of managing bird conservation and natural history programs in Cuba. The primary objective of CCT is to enhance the ability of North American and Caribbean ornithologists, naturalists, resource managers, conservation organizations, institutions, and local citizens to conduct research and initiate programs to help conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats. CCT is dedicated to bird and habitat conservation through education and relationship building and, is in compliance with U.S. Treasury licensure for travel to Cuba.

For a glimpse of CCT's program in action, go to: http://video.pbs.org/program/counting-birds/ for a link to the film COUNTING ON BIRDS, a 2013 PBS production that describes the history of the Christmas Bird Count and features a segment on CCT's program in Cuba as an example how birders can contribute to ‘citizen science’ based bird conservation efforts.

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ITINERARY - Cuba Bird Survey, March 23 – April 3, 2019

Day 1 ~ March 24, 2019 (Sunday) U.S. to Havana to Las Terrazas
Cuban Pewee (Photo: Steve Bird)Departure times are unknown at this time. Upon arrival in Cuba we will meet our Cuban guide, driver, and biologist and later depart to the very tranquil Hotel Moka in the foothills surrounding las Terrazas ecological community, 1 hour west for accommodation and dinner. Cuban Blackbird, Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Cuban Emerald, Loggerhead Kingbird, Cuban Trogon, and Cuban Pewee (Photo: Steve Bird) may be present here. Evening foray for endemic Bare-legged Owl (1 night in Moka).



Day 2 ~ March 25, 2019 Sierra de la Rosario Biosphere Reserve to San Diego de los Banos
Morning birding near Las Terrazas, nestled in the forest and foothills of the Sierra de la Rosario Mountains. Endemic Cuban Grassquit, Yellow-headed Warbler, Cuban Pygmy Owl, and regional endemic Cuban Bullfinch, Great Lizard Cuckoo are likely species to encounter. Lunch at Cafetal Buena Vista, a restored 19th century coffee plantation, offering sweeping views of the mountains, plains and coast. Depart west to Hacienda Cortina, an interesting former lavish estate with excellent birding opportunities for regional endemic Giant Kingbird, Olive-capped Warbler, and Western Spindalis. Dinner, accommodation at Hotel Mirador (1 night).

 

CaveDay 3 ~ March 26, 2019 La Guira National Park to Zapata Peninsula
Drive west to La Guira National Park ( 40 minutes, easy forest trails, 2+ miles) and Cueva de Portales, a classic ‘through cave’ carved by the San Diego River. This was Che Guevara’s military headquarters during the missile crisis of 1962. Opportunities for endemic Cuban Solitaire, Cuban Tody, Scaly-naped and White Crowned Pigeon, Red-legged Honeycreeper and various other regional specialties. Lunch followed by departure east to the Zapata Peninsula (4+ hours). Birding stops along the way as opportunity permits. Accommodation and dinner in Playa Larga (3 nights) on the picturesque Bay of Pigs, in tourist board approved private houses, allowing an opportunity to interact with local Cubans who have lived in this interesting area their entire lives. Stygian Owl is an evening possibility.

 

Gray-fronted Quail-Dove (Photo: Steve Bird)Day 4 ~ March 27, 2019 Zapata Peninsula
Early breakfast and a morning of birding in a nature preserve adjacent to the small village of Bermejas. Here is our best opportunity to see the endemic Bee Hummingbird (world’s smallest bird), Fernandina’s Flicker, Cuban Parakeet, Cuban Parrot, Blue-headed and Gray-fronted Quail-Dove (Photo: Steve Bird), Key West and Ruddy Quail Doves. Lunch at Caleta Buena, a beautiful limestone rimmed inlet abundant with fish and excellent snorkeling opportunities. The historic Bay of Pigs museum is nearby. Afternoon birding / evening birding with dinner/accommodation in Playa Larga.

 


Zapata Sparrow (Photo: Steve Bird)Day 5 ~ March 28, 2019 Zapata Peninsula
Early breakfast and departure for birding within Zapata National Park and a morning walk along a dry roadway in the swamp at La Turba. This is our best opportunity for Zapata Wren, Zapata Sparrow (Photo: Steve Bird), Red-shouldered Blackbird and a variety of warblers and other migrants. Lunch and a trip to Las Salinas Wildlife Refuge, with numerous shorebirds, Reddish Egrets, Wood Storks, Spoonbills, Flamingos and endemic Cuban Black-Hawk. All walking is on dry, flat terrain (less than 2 miles total). Dinner, accommodation in Playa Larga. Great Lizard Cuckoo


Day 6 ~ March 29, 2019 Zapata to Cayo Coco
Breakfast, check out, and birding options within the protected areas of the park, based on leader discretion. Late morning drive northeast to Cayo Coco (6 + hours) in Cuba’s northern archipelago, the setting for Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream. The ‘keys’ offer excellent birding, scenery, and accommodation. All inclusive beachfront accommodation and meals at Sol Cayo Coco hotel. Birding on site or en route (or both), depending on timing of arrival.



Day 7 ~ March 30, 2019 Cayo Coco
Cuban Gnatcatcher (Photo:Frank Gallo)Morning birding on Cayo Paredon Grande, the northeastern-most key in the Cayo Coco archipelago, which is one of Cuba’s most important migratory landfalls. Cuban Gnatcatcher (Photo:Frank Gallo), Oriente Warbler, Thick-billed Vireo and possibly a subspecies of Zapata Sparrow and the Bahama Mockingbird are target birds for the day. Lunch at the hotel followed by afternoon birding on Cayo Guillermo in mixed habitat including coastal forest, mangrove flats, low coastal scrub, and pristine white sand shoreline (roadside, flat walking). Dinner, accommodation in Cayo Coco.

 

Day 8 ~ March 31, 2019 Cayo Coco to Sancti Spiritus
AM birding in forest and aquatic habitat not far from our hotel for any species we may have missed. This may include West Indian Whistling Duck and Key West Quail Dove, Mangrove Cuckoo, along with many neotropical migrants forest birds are typical of these localities. Late check out followed by lunch in Cayo Coco and drive to Sancti Spiritus (3 + hours) for dinner and accommodation at Rancho Hatuey in the peaceful countryside.

 

Day 9 ~ April 1, 2019 Sancti Spiritus Trinidad –
Cienfuegos Coast

We head south then west through the gorgeous Escambray Valley towards Trinidad ( 2 hours). En route we have good opportunities for Cuban Palm Crow and Giant Kingbird (Photo: Steve Bird), both future endemic species. Cuban Parakeets are also common to this region. Lunch and brief tour of Trinidad, one of Cuba’s’ 5 original settlements dating back to the 16th century. Dinner and accommodation along the beautiful coast at Villa Guajimico (1 night). Plaza Iglesias, Trinidad.

 

Day 10 ~ April 2, 2019 Cienfuegos Province - Havana
Breakfast and morning departure west, with a birding stops at the former Harvard Botanical Gardens outside Cienfuegos Our best chance for Gundlach’s Hawk, the gardens provide excellent habitat for a variety of migratory and resident species we may have missed. Lunch in Cienfuegos, Cuba’s only French designed colonial city. Late day arrival in Havana. ( 4+ hours) . Accommodation and dinner in Havana ( 1 night + 1 night extension).


Photo: Cuban Parrot by Gina Nichol

 

Old car in CubaDay 11 ~ April 3, 2019 OPTIONAL HAVANA EXTENSION
1 DAY / NIGHT

Havana will include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and a guided tour of Havana, including historic Old Havana, one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Americas. The walking tour will include a guided interpretive exploration of some of colonial Havana’s most significant historical sites. This UNESCO World Heritage site is loaded with a variety of museums, a thriving arts scene, and a full range of architectural examples of both renovated and neglected structures, many opulent or otherwise unique, representing 5 centuries of human habitation. The extension also includes lunch in one of Old Havana’s best paladares (private restaurant). Late afternoon is open for self - exploration of this fascinating and historic small city. Accommodation in Havana. Dinner at a private restaurant in a quiet natural setting.


Day 12 ~ April 4, 2019 Havana – U.S.
Breakfast and transfer to Jose Marti International Airport for your return flight to the U.S.


Tour Leadership


Frank Gallo
Frank is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut. Through his birding tours, lectures, and classes he has inspired countless birders to discover and appreciate the region’s rich bird life. Before joining the Sunrise Birding team, Frank worked for the Connecticut Audubon Society for twelve years, as the Senior Naturalist and Director of the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point. Previously, he served at the New Canaan Nature Center as Director of Public Programs and Director of Eco-Travel and Field Studies, and before that with the New Haven Parks Department. Currently, he is a member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee, is federally licensed as a master bird bander, and is a past president of the New Haven Bird Club.

A superb birder, Frank has led birding expeditions throughout North America and abroad, including New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain. For many years, he was bird team leader for the Forman School Rain Forest Project, guiding high school students from Litchfield for bird research projects in Costa Rica. Frank is the author of two highly successful children's nature books, Bird Calls and Night Sounds, has recently completed work on his bird finding guide, Birding in Connecticut, due out May 1, 2018. He is also a published freelance photographer and lecturer. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology with a specialization in ornithology from Southern Connecticut State University, and in 2003 he received the Connecticut Outdoor Environmental Education Association's award as Environmental Educator of the Year. Frank leads local bird walks for Sunrise Birding and will be developing weekend trips as well as international birding tours.

Dr. Giraldo Alayon
Giraldo Alayon.Biologist Giraldo Alayon is well known in the Caribbean region as the foremost expert on spiders of the West Indies and Central America. He has published more than 100 papers on the systematics and biogeography of spiders and other insects in the region. Giraldo has been birding seriously since 1977, and has also published 15 papers related to avian biology and behavior. He is currently working on a book about the Ivory–billed Woodpecker, which he claims to have seen in eastern Cuba in 1992. Dr. Alayon has traveled to various island nations in the Lesser Antilles, and has made many trips to the United States with grants from the American Museum of Natural History; Smithsonian Institution; Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard University); Field Museum; Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences; Peabody Museum (Yale University); Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); and California Academy of Sciences. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Alayon was president of the Cuban Zoological Society. He is currently curator of Arachnida at the National Museum of Natural History at Havana, where he has worked since 1988. Dr. Alayon will be with you throughout the program in the field and will assist in providing a broad overview of Cuban natural history as well as specific information relative to the flora, fauna, geology and other natural features of the environments we visit.

 

Our Cuban Naturalists
We work with a very competent team of biologists and museum curators in Cuba. Our full time Cuban birding guide will be with us throughout the program in the field and will assist in finding and identifying birds, as well as providing a broad overview of Cuban natural history. He may share specific information relative to the flora, fauna, geology and other natural features of the environments we visit. Additionally, we will work with regional naturalists from the national parks and biosphere reserves that we visit around the country.

A Bilingual Cuban Guide will be at our service throughout the program. Along with a professional driver, he or she will be with the group each day to tell us about Cuban history, culture, arts and lifestyle. He/she will also deal with logistics, meals, translation, and other nuts-and-bolts aspects of the travel experience.

Accommodations
Accommodations will be in hotels or private homes in Havana and 4 additional provinces. Our Cuban hotels are staffed by friendly hosts and represent the best Cuba has to offer in the regions we visit, and may include refurbished vintage 4 star hotels, modest 3 star facilities, and simple beach-front bungalows. All hotels and homes are safe and clean and most have air conditioned tourist facilities. It should be noted that standards in Cuba differ from those in the U.S. and other developed countries.  As tourism increases in Cuba, we are investigating all of the options for providing reliable accommodation and will make changes as warranted. 

Additional Details
Confirmed registrants will receive a bird list as well as details with regard to travel to Cuba, including all of the basics you need to know about travel documents, customs, facts about Cuba, currency, health and safety, food, flights, and what to bring. U.S. Government authorization documents and bird checklist will be provided following receipt of your final balance.

Physical Demands and Expectations
This program offers opportunities for several days of ambitious birding, with early departure times on birding days, and occasional evening sessions. Birding days may provide leisure time after lunch and before our afternoon birding sessions. Physical exertion will be light to moderate on most days, with the longest walks approximately 3 miles. Terrain is mostly flat and dry, with some hills present in western Cuba. All participants should be in reasonably good physical condition. Be prepared for strong sun, with temperatures in the mid-70s – 90s. Mosquitoes can be bothersome in Cayo Coco and the Zapata Region. Although unlikely, rain may occur as well, so bring adequate rain gear. Those with medical concerns should check with their physician before taking part in the program. Your health and well-being are very important to us!

 

Our program is designed and managed in the United States and is professionally staffed and field tested over 20 years in Cuba. We are dedicated to providing participants with informative nature oriented experiences with the help of our highly skilled local leaders.

Cuban Pygmy Owl Photo by Steve Bird.CUBA!
 March 24 - April 3/4, 2019
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TOUR PRICE: $4995.00 per person/double occupancy based on 12 passengers from the US.  Single supplement: $650.
Group will either fly from Atlanta or south Florida. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and must be accompanied by a deposit. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.  Havana extension price $595 pp/dbl and single supplement $95. 

Deposit: $1000 per person.  Note: Tour deposits can be paid by credit card via PayPal.  Use this link to make your credit card payment.  Please advise gina@sunrisebirding.com when you have made payment. 

Photo: Cuban Pygmy Owl by Steve Bird.

Included:
CCT Cuba Bird Survey Programs include the following: all accommodations, all meals in Cuba beginning with dinner on day 1, ending with breakfast on the last day of the program, guide services, most tips (guides, drivers, naturalists and restaurant and bell staff), airport/hotel transfers, ground transportation, bottled water, some drinks, admission fees (itinerary only), U.S. Department of Treasury authorization documents, and program management services which include the provision of all pre- and post-program materials, a full-time Cuban bilingual guide, bilingual Cuban naturalists, and a full time driver. Program fees help support Caribbean Conservation Trust’s bird conservation efforts in Cuba.

Not Included:
Travel to Havana, Cuba; Cuban Visa ($50.00) and Cuban health insurance (required by law and approximately $3 per day); items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, additional beverages, bar and housekeeping tips, etc., U.S. passport fees, meals or accommodations outside Cuba, or other fees not listed in the program.

RESERVATIONS: Contact fgallo@sunrisebirding.com to reserve your space!  Then complete the Registration & Release Form and mail it with your deposit of $1000.00 per person to Sunrise Birding, LLC within two weeks to secure your place. Instructions are on the form. Reservations are held with a deposit on a first-come, first-served basis.   
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Final payment is due November 24, 2018. 

Flights: You will be responsible for making your travel plans to our meeting point in Havana, Cuba. Usually, we fly between south Florida and Havana round trip on Southwest Airlines. Our goal is to procure the best available options for our travelers. We will provide you with all of the information necessary to make booking these flights simple and secure. Flight costs range from $225.00 to $350.00 round trip. Flights are available 6 months prior to departure. We suggest the 12:30 pm departure from Fort Lauderdale on Day 1, and 9:30 am departure from Havana on the last day.

Other options on US airlines offering direct flights to Cuba can be utilized if more convenient. We would however require that anyone flying on another airline to Cuba plans to arrive by 1:30 pm. Our first hotel is 1 hour west of the airport from which the group will depart as soon as possible after arrival.

US Airlines with direct non-stop flights to Cuba include Jet Blue (JFK, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale) American (Miami), Delta (Atlanta) United (Newark) and Southwest (Tampa, Fort Lauderdale).

For your travel from home to and our meeting point, we have a flight agent that can help if needed. Once the tour is confirmed to go ahead, information will be forthcoming about timings for arrivals and departures.  Please do not book any flights until specifically instructed to do so by us. 

Please note: Tour prices are based on quoted costs from ground operators, estimated fuel costs, and the rate of exchange the time of itinerary publication. The erratic nature to global financial markets and the changes in access to Cuba make it difficult to predict changes in costs and foreign currency exchange rates over the long term. Since tours are priced well in advance of the actual operation of the tour, tour costs, fuel costs and exchange rates can change, sometimes drastically. Depending on the extent of such changes, it may be necessary to implement a surcharge on this tour. If a surcharge is necessary, every effort will be made to minimize the amount.

Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. In the event that you must cancel your booking at any stage, all payments you have made to Sunrise Birding, LLC will be retained by us, except at our discretion. You may have the opportunity to transfer your booking to another tour or another person, provided you are unavoidably prevented from coming on the tour. In this case, you will bear any extra costs that such changes may incur. There are no refunds once the trip is confirmed to go ahead and no refunds will be made for unused meals, accommodations, or other trip features. Sunrise Birding, LLC cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.

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