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Arturo Kirkconnell Sr
Arturo Kirkconnell SrBird guide and Photographer

Arturo Kirkconnell is the bird curator at the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba. His curriculum vitae includes 77 scientific papers and he is the co-author of two books: A Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba, and A Birdwatchers’ Guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans. At present he is working in another project: The birds of Cuba that will be published by the BOU Checklist Series. Arturo has been leading birding tours in his native Cuba since 1988. To date he has guided more than 200 birding groups. He designed the present birding itinerary and the main birding strategies in Cuba.

Arturo Kirkconnell Jr
Arturo Kirkconnell JrBird guide and Photographer

Arturo Kirkconnell Jr, born and race in Havana Cuba, he studied Computer Science, but since the age of 12 he has been birding and traveling through all the country with his father Arturo Kirkconnell, participating in many of his expedition and bird research as his field assistant.

The first tour he leads was for British birders at the age of twenty. Since then he has been doing it. At present, he is 30 years old and currently working on several projects on the birds of Cuba, as the Photographic Field Guide To The Birds Of Cuba, an App for the Birds of Cuba as many others.

MS. Xochitl Ayón Güemes
MS. Xochitl Ayón Güemes Bird guide

MSc. Xochitl Ayón Güemes, bird curator at the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba. Graduated of Biology at University of Havana, Cuba and Master degree at International University of Andalucia, Spain. Has several scientific published papers and presentations on scientific events. Is coauthor on chapters of two books: Las Aves de Cuba and Libro Rojo de los Vertebrados de Cuba. Has worked in different environmental educational projects for children of urban and rural places. Has received training in Collection Management at National Museum of Natural History, Smithsoniam Institution and in monitoring bird communities at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY. At the present she is working on scientific project with American Museum of Natural History of NY, to study Cuban birds and collaborate
with Cuba Exhibition in than prestigious institution.