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Posted April 12, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Travel

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The Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, in western Pinar del Río province, is an ideal destination for nature lovers.

The reserve, located in Cuba’s westernmost province, gives vacationers the chance to watch 120 species of birds while being advised by specialized guides from the region’s scientific station.

In the reserve, the central zone is exclusively devoted to research, while agricultural and tourist alternatives, including those linked to the environment, are boosted in the other areas.

Visitors to the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve can appreciate the efforts being made to preserve the environment, along with the possibility of watching unique species like the Cuban flicker (Colaptes chrysocaulosus).
The bird, which has a blackish spot on the chest, is endemic of the Cuban archipelago and is protected to prevent its extinction.

In the forest areas of Sierra del Rosario, vacationers can also watch the “tocororo” (Cuban trogon), which is considered a national symbol, and the hummingbird, one of the world’s smallest birds.

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