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Leaving no Birders Behind: Birdability Week Celebrates its Second Year (October 18 to 24)

There is no doubt that birding is all about community. We enjoy spending time together, binoculars in hand, sharing sightings and experiences, enjoying birds and nature. But then, are we leaving some people out? Birdability is a new non-profit organization founded by Virginia Rose, who fell off a horse at the age of 14 and …

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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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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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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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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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