Welcome to our resource library. Below you will find links to downloadable educational materials, our own peer-reviewed scientific journal, photo resources and much more. If you have specific needs and don’t see what you are looking for on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Caribbean birds come in all shapes and sizes and are a spectacle of color. Browse these photo albums of our Caribbean birds, their habitats and the people who are helping to conserve them. You can also contribute photos of Caribbean birds to our flickr pools.
The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology is a refereed scientific journal, produced by the non-profit society BirdsCaribbean. We welcome submissions of research articles, notes, review papers, and book reviews on all aspects of avian biology, ecology, natural history, and conservation within the Caribbean region. The latest edition and archives are accessible for free on the journal’s website: The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology.
Native plants and trees are amongst the most important parts of the natural history and culture of the Caribbean. They are also immensely important to birds and other wildlife. In a region that supporting irreplaceable biodiversity and dense human development, the cultivation of native trees and plants is an important way we can share our islands with native plants and animals. This book, created as part of the regional celebration of International Migratory Bird Day 2015, showcases a number of key native plants and trees that are perfect for backyard gardens, neighborhood landscaping and other habitat restoration projects big and small. Created by BirdsCaribbean, this book focuses on plants and trees that are particularly beneficial to native and migratory birds in the Caribbean.
Download the book for free. (PDF, 24 pages, English)
Partrimonio Vegetal, descarga gratis en español. (PDF, 24 páginas, Español)
The Caribbean is home to a wide variety of waterbirds, both year-round residents and seasonal migrants. These birds are an important part of Caribbean culture and ecology. In this free ebook, released in conjunction with the eighth-annual Caribbean Waterbird Census, six authors investigate the fascinating world of Caribbean waterbirds and wetlands.
Download the book for free. (PDF, 25 pages, English)
Download the book for free. (PDF, 25 pages, Spanish)
Download the book for free. (PDF, 25 pages, French)
Caribbean BirdWatch is a series of articles published in each issue of ZiNG, the in-flight magazine of Liat Airlines. In each issue we take a closer look at some of the region’s fascinating birds, birding hotspots on islands throughout the region, and meet some of the birders and conservationists working on each island. Follow along in the Caribbean Birdwatch category of our blog.
International Migratory Bird Day
Visit the International Migratory Bird Day site to access a collection of educational resources related to migratory birds. Educational tools include fact sheets, activities, games, presentations and more. All are available for free online: International Migratory Bird Day resources.
Birds are engaging and a fun and a wonderful way to get youth interested in nature, science, and inquiry-based learning. Through our new BirdSleuth Caribbean program we are training teachers in the Caribbean to involve young people in the natural world and build their science skills. The program uses the innovative BirdSleuth International curriculum developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and adapted for the Caribbean context. BirdSleuth is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages kids in scientific study and real data collection through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s exciting citizen science projects, such as eBird. Find out more about the program on our BirdSleuth Caribbean page and access the curriculum here.
Wondrous West Indian Wetlands
Wondrous West Indian Wetlands: Teachers’ Resource Book, a 276-page teacher’s manual containing comprehensive background information and educational activities relating to the ecology and conservation of Caribbean wetlands. These fun and informative activities and lesson plans include many fun and creative ways to teach the importance of wetland habitats. You can download the curriculum here.
Promote Your Organization with Great Photography
Vibrant photos are a wonderful way non-profits and other conservation and education organizations to attract volunteers, sponsors and attendees to their events and activities. In this eBook, we show you how to work with photographers, take better photos yourself and use your photos to maximum effect. Don’t let another event go by without having fantastic photos to show people what your organization is doing and inspire them to get involved. This eBook was created to accompany a workshop at the 20th International Meeting of BirdsCaribbean.
Click here for free download (PDF, 26 pages)
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