Welcome to BirdsCaribbean!

BirdsCaribbean, formerly the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, is the largest regional organization dedicated to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the insular Caribbean (including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin).

Founded in 1988, it is a non-profit (501 (c) 3) membership organization with over 1,200 members and supporters from around the world and throughout the islands. BirdsCaribbean serves as the Caribbean’s primary forum to promote on-the-ground conservation action by increasing human capacity, raising awareness, and promoting sound science. We also emphasize the  sharing of best practices, tools, innovations and lessons learned. By working together with our members and affiliated groups we influence decision-making and conservation policy.

In the News

Endemic to its namesake, the Puerto Rican Oriole (Icterus portoricensis) is a tropical songbird now shown for the first time to exhibit both male and female song. (photo by Jose A. Colon Lopez)

JCO Round-up December 2016

As the holiday season gets underway, we’d like to bring your attention to the most recent batch of articles published in the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. All three ...

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Students from the Jose Horacio Cora School, Arroyo, Puerto Rico, were delighted to learn how to use binoculars to spot Magnificent Frigatebirds, Royal Terns, and Osprey  feeding in the waters at the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Photo by Ernesto Olivares)

Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

As migratory birds arrived to settle in the Caribbean for the winter, a series of festivals celebrating these birds swept through the region's islands as well. In Cuba, ...

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Workshop participants collect aquatic invertebrates from the indoor classroom pond.
(photo by Jessica Rozek)

Wet Work in Jamaica's Wondrous Wetlands

Protecting Jamaica's wetlands through a combination of artistic expression, role playing scenarios and traditional science.  "Tell it your school, Tell it to your church, Tell it to your community: We and the wetlands ...

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There may be less than 200 critically endangered Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) left in the world. These birds are restricted to just a few areas of dry forest on Grenada and are sensitive to habitat disturbance and natural disasters. (photo by Howard Nelson)

Las’ Lap or the Party Now Start? Eye-opening New Report on the Status of the Caribbean’s Forest Endemic Birds

Ellie Devenish-Nelson and Howard Nelson share a recent assessment of how our forest endemic birds are doing. The results are sobering, but you can help us turn the ...

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White Ibis portrait (photo by David Raynor)

New Photo Book Celebrates the 2016 Caribbean Waterbird Census

Earlier this year we asked our dedicated partners in the Caribbean who participate in the Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) to share their experiences and some photos with us. We are ...

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Roseate Tern in Flight (photo by Jenny Daltry)

Where Small is Significant—Saving the BVI’s Seabirds One Cay at a Time

Like jewels in the sea, the tiny cays of the British Virgin Islands are scattered around the coast. These dramatically beautiful islets are not just postcard pretty – ...

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