BirdsCaribbean Deeply Concerned Over Threats to Grenada’s Environment from Three Damaging Developments

This is not the first time I have pointed to the major threats to Caribbean coastlines (in particular, mangroves, swamp forest and wetlands in general) from developments, largely of the tourism variety: fancy villas, all inclusives, waterparks, spas, golf courses, marinas, cruise ship ports, and more. More often than not they are funded by “overseas … More BirdsCaribbean Deeply Concerned Over Threats to Grenada’s Environment from Three Damaging Developments

BirdSleuth Caribbean Program Connects Kids to Science and Nature

Bird sleuthing! An important part of the work of BirdsCaribbean (the region’s largest conservation NGO) is education. Not the “chalk and talk” kind of education, but hands-on, creative, experiential – and fun. Thousands of children – schools, youth groups and so on – have learned all about birds and the habitats they live in, thanks … More BirdSleuth Caribbean Program Connects Kids to Science and Nature

BirdsCaribbean: Rescuing the Region’s Birds

It’s been a busy summer for BirdsCaribbean. It will soon be a year since Hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through, causing terrible damage to several smaller islands. The initial response from BirdsCaribbean was the shipment of thousands of bird feeders and bottles of nectar and tons of bird seed to the islands where birds, bereft of … More BirdsCaribbean: Rescuing the Region’s Birds

Battered Caribbean Islands Come Together to Welcome Birds Back

It has been a struggle for the islands that suffered from Hurricanes Irma and Maria last  year to get back on their feet.  The people, their homes, their villages and their societies were disrupted and in many cases damaged or destroyed. The same of course goes for the environment. Important habitats for birds like the … More Battered Caribbean Islands Come Together to Welcome Birds Back

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

BirdsCaribbean To Meet in Southern Cuba This Year

Two years ago, if you recall, BirdsCaribbean held its 20th International Conference right here in Kingston, Jamaica – attended by well over 200 scientists, conservationists, students and bird enthusiasts from across the Caribbean and beyond. It was fantastic. Now, unbelievably, two years have already passed and BirdsCaribbean will be in southern Cuba in July! This … More BirdsCaribbean To Meet in Southern Cuba This Year

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

International Migratory Bird Festival Focuses on Caribbean Habitat Restoration

Just a couple of months ago, over 220 delegates from 33 countries descended on Kingston, Jamaica for the BirdsCaribbean 20th International Meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel. It was an exciting five days, with one day in the middle for field trips. Since then, time has flown past and International Migratory Bird Day is here. … More International Migratory Bird Festival Focuses on Caribbean Habitat Restoration

#BirdsCarib2015: Personal Musings on the First Two Days of BirdsCaribbean’s Conference in Kingston

Conferences are busy conglomerates of people. People looking for other people (“Have you seen So-and-So? I saw him/her a minute ago and now…”). People coming across old acquaintances, familiar or half-familiar faces (“Oh, where did we meet before? Was it in Boston/Sydney/Kuala Lumpur? Ten years ago? Really, so long!”) Some delegates are perched over their laptops, a … More #BirdsCarib2015: Personal Musings on the First Two Days of BirdsCaribbean’s Conference in Kingston