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Let’s Get Creative and Restore…

If accommodation capacity is a problem, let’s get creative and restore our crumbling buildings to their former glory and welcome tourists to stay at places that have character and history. Our wildlife and public access to recreational areas in Curaçao are at great risk. The Curaçao government, along with APC, and the Papagayo Group want …

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A Year in the Life of a Lesser Yellowlegs

Laura McDuffie, a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Management Program, has been tracking the movements of Lesser Yellowlegs on their migration. Find out more about Laura’s work, the amazing journeys that Lesser Yellowlegs make each year and the threats they face along the way! Scroll down to see Laura’s …

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Seabird Fest: Plans Develop for a Regional Caribbean Seabird Census!

Save the date for a workshop where we celebrate our successes and plan our future work together! We all love seabirds: the soaring Magnificent Seabirds, the Boobies’ expert diving, the entrancing Tropicbirds. But…what is a Seabird Fest? Well, it is a half-day workshop, hosted by the BirdsCaribbean Seabird Working Group (SWG) planned for Thursday, December …

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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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The Struggle is Real for the Bridled Quail-Dove on St. Eustatius

The Bridled Quail-Dove is a quiet, retiring bird. It has reason to be nervous, because it is facing a doubtful future on the Dutch-speaking island of St. Eustatius (Statia). Hannah Madden, a Terrestrial Ecologist in St. Eustatius, gives us an important update on how this special bird is faring.  Two years ago we shared the …

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Oldest Birding Group in Cuba Wins Prestigious Ralph W. Schreiber Award at the 2021 AOS Awards!

BirdsCaribbean extends heartfelt congratulations to our dedicated partners from the Bird Ecology Group (BEG) in Cuba, led by Dr. Martin Acosta Cruz. The group has received the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award. We applaud BEG members: Lourdes M. Mugica Valdés, Alieny González Alfonso, Ianela García Lau, Alejandro Rodriguez Ochoa, Daniela Ventura …

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts: Biden Admin’s 30 By 30 Conservation Plan Will Devastate Small Farmers

The Biden administration’s ambitious 30 by 30 conservation plan “has to be a land grab,” says Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. Currently, 12 percent of U.S. land is protected. To reach the Biden administration’s goal of 30 percent of land in conservation by 2030, “they’d have to add on 440 million acres or the equivalent of […]

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Birds in Every Shape and Form—Morphological Diversity in Grenada and Across the Caribbean

Did you know that the same species of Caribbean birds can be a bit different on each island? Find out more from Nicky Koper, who visited Grenada with her team, to compare the Grenadian birds with those  across the Caribbean. Every island in the Caribbean has its own feel, vibe, and ultimately, its own ecosystems. …

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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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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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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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