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

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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BirdsCaribbean Cuba Conference Connects Scientists and Promotes Conservation

BirdsCaribbean Cuba Conference Connects Scientists and Promotes Conservation

Over 240 scientists, teachers and conservationists came together in Cuba this month at BirdsCaribbean’s 21st International Conference in Topes de Collantest Nature Reserve Park. Held every two years, ...

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Enjoying birds and photography in Viñales Valley, Cuba (photo by Lora Leschner, BirdsCaribbean March 2017 Bird Tour).

BirdsCaribbean Conference in Cuba to Highlight Tourism, Technology and More

2017 is the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. So, what better topic to consider than that of Caribbean bird tourism for sustainable development and conservation? Speakers ...

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