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

A lovely Cuban Emerald hummingbird (female) spotted by Erika Gates and her team on Global Big Day, Crabbing Bay, East Grand Bahama. (Photo by Erika Gates)

Caribbean Birders Help Set New Global Big Day Record

More than one hundred Caribbean birders participated in this year’s Global Big Day, helping to set a new world record of 6,299 species, as well as set a ...

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A child releases a banded bird at Belmont Estates in Grenada. Adults and children learned about how birds are captured and banded for research, as well as how to use binoculars and identify birds in birding walks. (Photo courtesy of Belmont Estates).

Islanders of All Ages Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Birds

In Puerto Rico’s Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, members of the public went on a morning birding session, followed by a talk on endemic birds, in particular the ...

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Some call me a wuss for wearing gloves but I am rather fond of my fingers.

My Fantastic (and sometimes painful) Caribbean Seabird Journey

Back in 2005, I first visited St. Eustatius on vacation. I was living in Amsterdam at the time and thought I’d give one of the lesser known Dutch ...

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Students from Port Royal Primary School studying the ID cards during a trip to Spittal Pond Nature Reserve in Bermuda. (photo by Andrew Dobson)

New Tools for Bird Identification in Bermuda

The Bermuda Audubon Society (BAS) is delighted to report that the new Bermuda bird identification cards produced with the assistance of BirdsCaribbean have proven to be a great ...

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Getting down to work: Teachers start looking at the BirdSleuth materials under the guidance of Ava Tomlinson (standing, in blue) and Patrice Gilpin (in orange).

Rural Teachers Make Bird Connections in Seville, Jamaica

Seville Great House in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica is a place suffused with history on the site of the island’s first capital, Sevilla La Nueva. The ...

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Join us for a free webinar on May 5th!

Free Webinar: Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation

Please join us for another exciting webinar, which focuses on the issue of illegal trafficking of birds, on Thursday, May 5th, 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT). In this ...

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