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.

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Dover school teacher Allen with some of his students

BirdSleuth Caribbean Brings Protection for Resident and Migratory Birds in Carriacou, Grenada

Marina Fastigi of KIDO Foundation in the Grenadines shares how they were able to transform a small island community that had never had a bird and wildlife conservation culture by engaging ...

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American Oystercatcher grabbing a crab breakfast on the beach in Puerto Rico. (photo by Rafy Rodriguez

World Shorebirds Day Coming Soon - Count me in!

Gyorgy Szimuly is on a mission to raise global awareness about the astonishing lives of shorebirds. World Shorebirds Day celebrates their journeys but also brings attention to their plights. We are fast approaching ...

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Roseate Tern, a seabird of conservation concern. (photo by Jenny Daltry)

Join the Crowd and Support Caribbean Seabirds!

Seabirds are among the most endangered of all vertebrate groups. A new crowdfunding campaign is underway to support three critical scientific projects that will drive new discoveries and aid conservation of these ...

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Piping Plover in the Berry Islands. (photo by Walker Golder)

The Caribbean’s Piping Plover: A Matter of Knowing Where to Look

A peek into the sometimes elusive world of the Caribbean's Piping Plover and the challenges of finding them on their wintering grounds. Elise Elliott-Smith reports Caribbean results for the ...

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Barn Owl (photo by Gary R. Graves).

JCO Roundup: New Research from Cuba, Jamaica, Margarita Island and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

As we round the bend into the second half of the calendar year, the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology (JCO) is excited to have already published four fantastic peer-reviewed ...

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Aerial Insectivore silhouettes in front of sun (photo by Justin Proctor)

Five Must-see Aerial Insectivores in the Greater Antilles

Insightful and humorous, Justin Proctor offers some convincing reasons to look for the Caribbean's 'Big Five' aerial acrobats and tips for how to identify them. Are you tired of ...

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