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Citizen Scientists Warm up for October Big Day 2021

Birders around the world are polishing up their binoculars and scopes as they prepare for one of their busiest weekends of the year. This 24-hour opportunity called October Big Day – Saturday, October 9, 2021 – has been extended for the second time into a Global Bird Weekend (October 8, 9 and 10). The goal …

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Passing the Torch to a New JCO Managing Editor

Outgoing Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (JCO) Managing Editor, Justin Proctor,  shares the exciting news that Dr. Stefan Gleissberg is the new Managing Editor of JCO. Stefan is no stranger to JCO, as he’s been with the journal since 2019, first in the capacity of Assistant Production Editor, and then as Production Editor. His knowledge of …

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Caribbean Connections: How Shorebirds Link the Boreal Forests of Canada to the Beaches of the Caribbean

On World Shorebirds Day, Benoit Laliberté, a Shorebird Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, tells us about the connections between the shorebirds that breed in Canada and the Caribbean and shares his thoughts on the main conservation issues for shorebirds in the Caribbean Shorebirds are fascinating. Given their size, it can be hard to understand …

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The Caribbean has Two New Bird Species . . Sadly, They May Both be Extinct

The American Society of Ornithology (AOS) recently announced the newest taxonomic changes for North American birds in the Sixty-second Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds. There is some exciting news, but it is bittersweet. Read on for more details. Bahama Nuthatch declared a full species The Bahama Nuthatch (Sitta insularis), …

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And the Winners Are…The BirdsCaribbean Zine Contest Produces Beautiful Work!

BirdsCaribbean hosted its first Bird Zine (pronounced zeen) Contest during the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival. Now, what is a Zine, you may ask? A zine is a self-published booklet. Zines tend to be a collage of different images, text, and messages put together by writing, drawing, and/or cutting and gluing content into a booklet. In …

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We’re Launching a New Caribbean Landbird Monitoring Project!

BirdsCaribbean is excited to announce that we were recently awarded a Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) Grant! With the help of matching funds from our partners, we were awarded US$200,000 to implement a project that will increase capacity to monitor landbirds in the Caribbean! BirdsCaribbean has several successful bird monitoring initiatives, including our Caribbean …

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Help Us Find the ‘Missing’ Red Knots! Do A CWC Count July 10-20

Red Knots are known for their extraordinary long-distance migrations. On the Atlantic Flyway they head north from their main wintering areas in South America to breed in the Arctic, traveling as far as 15,000 km each way! Here in the Caribbean, they winter in small numbers on various islands, and we see them also during …

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BirdSleuth Caribbean in Sint Maarten – Opening Up a Whole New World of Learning

Binkie van Es shares his experience of working with disadvantaged youth in Sint Maarten—introducing them to birds and science through the BirdSleuth Caribbean education program. Was he successful in getting kids interested in birds? Read on to find out! In 2014 BirdsCaribbean provided me with training to their BirdSleuth Caribbean Education Program. The training venue …

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Tips for Helping to Conserve our Rainforests this World Rainforest Day

Happy World Rainforest Day! We want to take today to appreciate some of the Caribbean’s beautiful tropical forests and the unique birds residing within them, as well as provide you with some tips to help conserve the world’s rainforests. ⁠ Did you know that the poop of these birds helps keeps these forests growing? Birds …

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