BirdsCaribbean’s 20th International Meeting Is Coming to Kingston in July!

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!

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

Birds Do So Much For Us: A Special Webinar for the Caribbean

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

Support for the Campaign to Protect Goat Islands is Growing

The fate of the Portland Bight Protected Area, including Goat Islands, remains hanging in the balance. Despite efforts to obtain more information on whether the area will be sacrificed as a “logistics hub” to be constructed and operated by a Chinese firm, China Harbour Engineering Company, the Jamaican Government has continued to play its cards … More Support for the Campaign to Protect Goat Islands is Growing

Interpreting Jamaican Heritage Through Birds: the Caribbean Birding Trail

Please find below a press release from the Caribbean Birding Trail, a project of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds. The CBT’s Interpretive Plan (see link below) is well worth reading and contemplating. It focuses on crucial issues for Jamaica, including tourism and development – and the potential of eco-tourism, which … More Interpreting Jamaican Heritage Through Birds: the Caribbean Birding Trail

Let’s Save Jamaica’s Portland Bight Protected Area

The Portland Bight Protected Area (the PBPA) is the largest protected area on the island of Jamaica. It was created in 1999 by the Jamaican Government under the Natural Resources Conservation Act. It encompasses 1,876 sq km of coastal land and sea, including cays such as the Goat Islands. It is home to birds, iguanas, crocodiles, manatees, sea … More Let’s Save Jamaica’s Portland Bight Protected Area

She Did Not Die in Vain… The Story of Machi the Whimbrel

Dear readers: What is a Whimbrel, you may ask? A Whimbrel is a large, graceful wading bird, similar to a curlew, with a haunting cry, long legs and a long slender beak that curves downwards. It migrates great distances (as you can see below) from the Arctic down to South America, and through the Caribbean. … More She Did Not Die in Vain… The Story of Machi the Whimbrel