“Oh Bees,” she says. “I send greetings to your Queen. I wish to be her friend, and to prepare a safe home for her, and for you who are her daughters, and to tell you the news every day. May you carry messages from the land of the living to all souls who dwell in … More On Jamaican bees, and their keepers
It has been a day and night of overwhelming rain in Kingston – the kind of rain that gets louder and louder until you cannot ignore it. Not so good for the pre-Carnival partygoers (hopefully they will have sunshine tomorrow). There are flood warnings and many Earth Day events were postponed. The rain may also … More Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Begins on Earth Day
The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival is a very special event on the BirdsCaribbean calendar. It is the time of year when we celebrate birds that are unique to US. It’s also very inclusive – not just for scientists and birdwatchers, but for everyone. Here is BirdsCaribbean’s press release, and some wonderful photos from some of … More Islanders of All Ages Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Birds
My father was my first bird guide. With his reluctant children and their unenthusiastic mother in tow, he enjoyed his bird-watching excursions on weekend afternoons in the country. The weather always seemed to be grey and chill, with rain threatening. Seabirds held the greatest appeal for my father, who possessed the only pair of binoculars … More On the Caribbean Birding Trail
Students! Conservationists! Ornithologists! Teachers! Community Workers! Environmental NGOs! Scientists! And members of the Jamaican public! Are you ready? A few weeks ago, I told you about the upcoming 20th International Meeting of the non-profit organization BirdsCaribbean at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica (July 25 – 29, 2015). The theme is: “Birds: Connecting Communities … More Birds Caribbean International Meeting in Jamaica: Exciting Updates!