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Freddy Rodríguez Santana

Freddy Rodríguez Santana


Bachelor's degree in Biology in 1994. PhD student at the University of Alicante (Spain) on Status, Distribution Migration and Conservation of Diurnal Birds of Prey in Cuba. Former Hawk Mountain intern. Led the raptor migration counts in La Gran Piedra Raptor Observatory in eastern Cuba since 2001. Working also with resident species in Cuba, especially with the endemic and threatened Gundlach's Hawk breeding ecology and conservation.

Museo de Historia Natural Tomás Romay  Calle: José A. Saco # 601, Esq. Barnada
Santiago de Cuba,  Santiago de Cuba  CP 90100  Cuba
Phone: Home: 647609, Work: 623277, 658787, 658777, 626568 Fax: 626568
Email: freddy@bioeco.ciges.inf.cu

   Research Interests

Raptor Migration in the Caribbean Basin
Raptor stopover ecology
Ecology of Forest Raptors
Raptor Conservation

Species of Interest: 
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Northern Crested Caracara
  • Snail Kite
  • Cuban Black-hawk
  • Cuban Kite
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Northern Harrier
  • American Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Gundlach's Hawk
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Osprey


Rodríguez Santana, F. 2010. Reports of Cooper's Hawks (Accipiter cooperii), Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni), and Short-tailed Hawks (Buteo brachyurus) in Cuba. Journal of Raptor Research 44:146-150.       pdf

Rodriguez Santana, F. 2004. The order Falconiformes in Cuba: status, distribution, migration and conservation. Pp. 835-844 in: R. C. Chancellor, and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors worldwide: proceedings of the VI world conference on birds of prey and owls, Budapest, Hungary. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls/MME-BirdLife Hungary, Berlin and Budapest.

Rodriguez Santana, F., L. Melían-Hernández, M. Martell, and K. L. Bildstein. 2003. Cuban raptor-migration counts in 2001. Journal of Raptor Research 37: 330-333.

Bildstein, K. L., F. Rodriguez Santana, L. O. Melian, and M. Martell. 2002. A new migration route for Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus. Cotinga 18: 93-95.

Rodríguez Santana, F., K. Bildstein, and M. Martell. 2002. (Abstract) Osprey migration in Cuba. Pp. 55-56 in Conference on Neotropical Raptors and Symposium on the Harpy Eagle. Fondo Peregrino, Panama City, Panama.

Rodriguez Santana, F., M. Martell, and K. L. Bildstein. 2002. Highest single-day count of migrating Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) for Cuba and the insular Caribbean. Pitírre 15: 127-128.

Rodriguez, F., M. Martell, P. Nye, and K. L. Bildstein. 2001. Osprey migration through Cuba. Pp. 107-117 in: K. L. Bildstein, and D. Klem, Jr. (eds.), Hawk-watching in the Americas. Hawk Migration Association of North America, North Wales, PA.

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