The “Bird-zine” competition: a creative challenge for Caribbean residents

BirdsCaribbean has been coming up with a whole range of online activities and learning opportunities for young (and older) bird enthusiasts – or just for people of any age who want to know more about the remarkable and unique birds that call our region home. By the way, the regional non-governmental organization focuses on island … More The “Bird-zine” competition: a creative challenge for Caribbean residents

On Coloring Caribbean Birds and Attempting to Sketch Them

Are you artistic – or a budding artist? Do you love nature? Or do you just need some good therapy, in these stressful times? If you check any one of these boxes, then BirdsCaribbean’s latest coloring book is for you. It was produced for the annual Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF) and then, as the … More On Coloring Caribbean Birds and Attempting to Sketch Them

BirdsCaribbean Cuba Conference Connects Scientists and Promotes Conservation

Well, I knew I should have gone. After excellent conferences in Grenada (2013) and Kingston, Jamaica (2015), BirdsCaribbean held their 21st International Conference earlier this month in Topes de Collantes, Cuba. Here is their press release, plus one or two of the photos that I collected and shared during the meeting (Internet was expensive and … More BirdsCaribbean Cuba Conference Connects Scientists and Promotes Conservation

Thousands Enjoy Unique Bird Experiences Throughout the Caribbean

The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival is a great annual event across the region. Non-governmental organisations organise events celebrating the birds that are special to us. Did you know that there are 29 bird species here in Jamaica that live on this very island – and nowhere else in the world? Including, of course, our National Bird, the … More Thousands Enjoy Unique Bird Experiences Throughout the Caribbean

Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 13, 2017

Indigenous peoples fighting climate change and the fossil fuel industry; an island up for sale; migratory birds and hurricanes; trafficking in wildlife and more in this week’s bunch of articles. Click on the highlighted links for more information! Jamaica and the Caribbean: Jamaicans learning about climate change in China… 35 professionals from developing countries (including Panos … More Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 13, 2017

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Begins on Earth Day

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

More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

I am a little late posting this – in fact, this press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is dated March 3, 2016. But this is fantastic news for the Caribbean! As you may recall, this year’s World Environment Day turned the spotlight on the illegal wildlife trade under the theme “Go … More More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Islanders of All Ages Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Birds

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

Jamaica, Sunday, May 15, 2016: One Point Five, Men in Hard Hats, Thumbs Down Queen’s School, #SaveGoatIslands

It has been a very busy and somewhat turbulent week – rather like the weather, which is sunshine in the morning and rain in the afternoon, with a bit of thunder and lightning thrown in. We are remembering that one year (and two years) ago, we were already deep into drought conditions. I for one … More Jamaica, Sunday, May 15, 2016: One Point Five, Men in Hard Hats, Thumbs Down Queen’s School, #SaveGoatIslands