It’s a mixed picture. BirdsCaribbean’s recent webinar on “Shorebirds of the Atlantic Flyway: How Recent Work to Conserve Wetlands is Contributing to Species and Habitat Resilience in the Caribbean and Beyond” took place on September 15, and can be found on their YouTube channel here. I can only describe it as heartening and disheartening, in … More Young Caribbean conservationists talk about wetlands and shorebirds (the good and the depressing)
In my previous post, I wrote about the fragility of our Caribbean coastlines and the wildlife that clings to an increasingly precarious existence there – including migratory shorebirds. Here is a classic example of the threats faced: a proposed limestone quarrying and housing development on the island of Andros in the Bahamas. Here is the … More Bahamas National Trust expresses concern over proposed mining project on North Andros
At last, I am back with some more stories on environmental and climate change issues. I try to pick those that are relevant to Jamaica and the Caribbean, but some stories are of such extraordinary interest I feel bound to include them. Please click on the links for more information. Please don’t forget also that … More Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017
The Caribbean has 170 bird species that are endemic – that is, living nowhere else on the planet. There are 28 endemics in Jamaica alone. This is why habitat conservation – and, if needed, restoration – is so crucial. We are small islands; the birds have nowhere else to go! Here is BirdsCaribbean’s report on … More Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Branches Out Into Habitat Restoration
Something big is flying over to Kingston this summer! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist that). BirdsCaribbean’s 20th International Meeting will take place in Kingston (at the Knutsford Court Hotel) from July 25 – 29, 2015, with the theme: “Birds – Connecting Communities and Conservation.” This will be an amazing opportunity for Caribbean and international wildlife professionals, ornithologists, scientists, … More BirdsCaribbean’s 20th International Meeting Is Coming to Kingston in July!
The Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival and BirdsCaribbean invite you to a Webinar on “Why Birds Matter” on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT (that is 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Jamaican time). Scott Johnson, Education Officer at the Bahamas National Trust and Chairperson of BirdsCaribbean’s Media Working Group will be speaking on … More Birds Do So Much For Us: A Special Webinar for the Caribbean
Our winter migrants are here! The “Butterfly Bird” (the female American Redstart, who flutters her bright yellow tail feathers in our hibiscus bushes) touched down in our yard first, about two weeks ago. The Black-Throated Blue Warbler potters around under our apple tree, looking very smart in crisp black and slate-blue, with a pure white … More BirdsCaribbean: A New Name
The migration of birds around the world never ceases to fascinate me. It is a wonderful mystery of nature, about which there is so much more to be learned and understood. Perhaps not many of us know, though, that some of the bright, familiar birds that we see in Jamaica around this time of year … More Celebrating the Lives of Migratory Caribbean Birds