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

Conserving Bahamas Beach-Nesting Birds and Habitats

Margo Zdravkovic shares her adventures from Conservian’s 2016 Bahamas Shorebird Conservation Expedition Fair Winds and Full Sails On the evening of April 27th, the Dreamcatcher’s captain, John Duke, and I ...

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Blue-winged Teals migrate from Canada to LIS wetland in large flocks (photo by Erika Gates)

Empowering Youth to Garden for Wildlife in Grand Bahama

Erika Gates is an inspiring powerhouse whose work in the Bahamas has not gone unnoticed. She has been involved in a multitude of projects in Grand Bahama to raise awareness, ...

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Does the Semper’s Warbler still exist on St. Lucia?

Does the Semper's Warbler still exist on St. Lucia?

Steffen Oppel from the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) recently visited St. Lucia to assist the Department of Forestry with setting up bird counts in ...

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Cape May Warbler in winter plumage in Jamaica. Note the heavy striping on the breast and patch behind the cheek. (Photo by Ricardo Miller)

Identifying Warblers in the Caribbean

I’ve been on a Warbler-fest. I am very fortunate to have recently observed several endemic Caribbean warblers, from the Elfin-woods Warbler of Puerto Rico to the Plumbeous Warbler ...

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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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