My problem with birdwatching trips (as I may have said before) is that they start way too early. I would rather ease into them at, say, eleven o’clock, having had a good breakfast and a good jolt of coffee. But alas, by then the birds would be busy doing whatever birds do at that time … More Of Flamingoes and Water Boots: A Birding Trip
It’s been a busy time for BirdsCaribbean partners across the islands, as the migratory birds have arrived! Our own yard in Kingston (which is very green) is alive with migratory birds. As I write, I can see a Northern Parula taking a quick bath, and yesterday we watched a Black-and-White-Warbler (“Ants Bird”) creeping up the … More Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands
You may have read quite a lot already about the horrors of wildlife trafficking – an evil trade that is, in many cases, helping to drive our precious wildlife towards extinction. The dramatic stories of large animals – elephants, tigers and rhinos, for example – are well known. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has … More Highlighting Laws That Protect Our Birds: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Takes Off
It’s been a challenging but exciting year for BirdsCaribbean. For me personally, it has been enormous fun too! I has been an amazing learning experience, helping out as a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 20th International Meeting, which took place at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston in late July. The people … More Connecting Communities and Conservation with BirdsCaribbean
Would you like to spend some time exploring, enjoying and learning about Cuba’s wealth of birdlife, beautiful environment and exciting culture? BirdsCaribbean and the Caribbean Birding Trail are offering two exciting trips to the island of Cuba in January and in March next year, with acclaimed Cuban bird guide, Ernesto Reyes Mouriño. The trip is open to … More Join BirdsCaribbean’s Cuban Birding Tour in 2016!
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
My dear readers, you will have to bear with me for a while. For the next two months or so, my blog post output will be rather “on and off,” and less consistent than usual. I will be very distracted by other things. The primary reasons for this are that for most of June I … More Intermittent Blogging Alert… And Eco-Tourism Training Opportunity in Cockpit Country
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!
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Although with the ever-present climate change issues weighing us down, and here in Jamaica the threat to our beautiful Portland Bight Protected Area still looming over us, it’s hard to feel very “happy”… But we live in hope and must keep on working for our precious Planet! Today (Earth Day) is … More Earth Day Part 1: Why Caribbean Birds Matter