About 20 years ago, I'd decided to learn birding but one thing led to another and the years slipped away. I remembered and renewed my vow while preparing for the Cuba trip, and designed a class through the Heritage Institute to keep myself motivated this time around. One of the assignments is to use my rough notes to make a birding journal for the trip.
Some of the drawings are from my field journal or from my photos. Others, especially of the birds, are from "Aves de Cuba" or from the Internet, often from The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. My renditions are fairly idiosyncratic so I don't think I'm violating any copyrights.