In Cuba two types of waterthrushes are seen; the Northern Waterthrush and the Louisiana Waterthrush. Both species are apt to be migrants seen on the island, as they pass through in spring and fall. The Louisiana Waterthrush, which is very similar in size and appearance, nests in the southern regions of Canada to Florida and into Mexico.
The waterthrushes are members of the warbler family. These birds can be found along streams in wooded areas and in forests, hopping from rock to rock, going in and out of the water, all the while searching for food. They are known for their habit of always bobbing their tails up and down as they move about.