BirdsCaribbean seeks support for Motus, a high-tech bird tracking program

Caribbean birds are in danger, facing a whole range of threats. Mangroves and forests are cleared for tourism developments and housing schemes. Our rivers, wetlands, sea and land are becoming increasingly polluted by agricultural chemicals, mining operations, and waste of all kinds, especially plastics. Invasive species threaten the existence of native and endemic birds. And … More BirdsCaribbean seeks support for Motus, a high-tech bird tracking program

Spreading Our Wings for International Migratory Bird Day 2016

I have been observing the birds in our yard today and wondering if they sense the approaching hurricane. The unusually wet weather has brought one charming visitor to our garden though – the Ovenbird, who has been running in erratic bursts along the ground, tipping his tail, turning over leaves to find insects. Now, the … More Spreading Our Wings for International Migratory Bird Day 2016

Seventh Annual Caribbean Waterbird Census a Huge Success

The last few weeks have been very busy, but our birds are there – and as wonderful and fascinating as ever. I am looking forward to a birding weekend in eastern Jamaica with BirdLife Jamaica next weekend. Meanwhile, the long-running Caribbean Waterbird Census was very successful this year. Here’s the press release from BirdsCaribbean: March … More Seventh Annual Caribbean Waterbird Census a Huge Success

BirdsCaribbean Welcomes New U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on the Environment Ahead of 2017 International Meeting

As we are all aware, the process of greater collaboration between the United States and Cuba is ongoing – step by step. This is already changing the dynamics in this corner of the world. Here in Jamaica, it was remarkable to see U.S. Ambassador Luis Moreno sharing a toast with the Prime Minister and his … More BirdsCaribbean Welcomes New U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on the Environment Ahead of 2017 International Meeting

A Butterfly Returns

September is coming to an end, with loud thunder and no hurricanes. The yearned-for rains have arrived, and there is a slow drip from the trees. The long, thirsty drought is over, and now it even rains when the sun is shining. Jamaicans call that “the devil and his wife fighting.” It’s the time of … More A Butterfly Returns