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

An early morning hike in Tope de Collantes yielded a Cuban Pygmy Owl, one of two endemic owls on the island. (Photo by David Southall)

Commitment to Conservation (and Adventure) Create an Unforgettable BirdsCaribbean Conference

Standing on the balcony of the Kurhotel in Topes de Collantes, Cuba, it is impossible to ignore the Cuban Martins darting about, the excited chattering of the Cuban ...

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Raffle prizes include gorgeous endemic bird artwork and a fantastic pair of Vortex binoculars.

Fabulous Prizes for BirdsCaribbean 2017 Raffle

Here's your chance to win one of four fabulous prizes and support conservation of Caribbean birds! BirdsCaribbean's 1017 Raffle features Cuban Endemic Bird Original Art: the Bee Hummingbird (the world's smallest ...

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Entrance to Codina Park.

Coffee, Cave and a Shot of Espresso

The moment had finally arrived. It was time to add my name to the list for the mid-conference field trip to Trinidad. Leading up to my arrival in ...

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Mark Yokoyama leads a writing workshop at the BirdsCaribbean International Conference. (Photo by Jenn Yerkes)

Reaching People: A Writing Workshop in Cuba

Primaries and ceres, tarsi and rookeries, vagrants and barbules—good words for birders, mumbo jumbo to most folks. Avoiding jargon was one of many tips shared in the writing ...

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Ridgway's Hawks are critically endangered and found only in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by the Peregrine Fund)

Saving a Species in Peril—A Holistic Approach to Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in the Dominican Republic

Soaring above the tree tops of Los Haitises National Park is the mighty Ridgway’s Hawk. Conflicts with humans and changes in its forest habitat have made it hard for ...

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Dr. Wingate is pictured with BC President Andrew Dobson and BC Executive Director Lisa Sorenson.

David Wingate Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recently concluded BirdsCaribbean 21st Conference Meeting in Cuba, Dr. David Wingate was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “exceptional knowledge and contributions ...

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