Welcome to our Team Page!
We have joined the BirdsCaribbean Global Big Day Fundraiser campaign.
This fundraiser focuses on the energy, excitement, and comradery that's associated with Global Big Day, happening on Saturday, May 9th.
Global Big Day is an annual event in which birders, often in teams, travel around an area trying to observe as many bird species as they can in a 24-hr period of time.
Because of safety concerns with COVID-19, Global Big Day will have a different feel to it this year. Many of us will be birding individually, and in a safe place*.
In an effort to keep the event exciting, and give us all an opportunity to celebrate safe birding, BirdsCaribbean has created a fundraiser that brings us all "together" on virtual teams that can engage in friendly competition to (1) raise the most funds, and (2) collectively see the most species of birds on Global Big Day.
We are participating in this event for a really great cause — science and conservation of Caribbean birds. Funds raised will support BirdsCaribbean's Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. The Journal is a fantastic peer-reviewed publication that has helped scientists to share their research findings for 32 years and counting. And it is openly available so you can learn about our Bahamian Birds! This in turns, informs conservation and management of our treasured Caribbean birds, especially Endangered species. This work is critical for keeping our birds in flight for future generations to enjoy!
I invite you to join our team!
Once aboard, you can:
1. Help us fundraise
2. Help us promote the good cause
3. Go birding "with" us on Global Big Day!
OR, feel free to simply donate to our cause.
This will be a fun event for everyone involved. THANK YOU!
*Given the safety concerns the COVID-19 virus presents for doing Global Big Day counts, we recommend that you bird in your backyard. If it is safe to go out on May 9th be sure to choose birding locations that (1) comply with your municipality’s COVID-19 safety guidelines (i.e. social distancing and travel guidelines), and (2) comply with your personal safety preferences. And so whether you we will be birding at a local park, within your own backyards, or from your bedroom windows, we will all be enjoying the opportunity to distract ourselves with some safe, fun birdwatching. Additionally, we will all be birdwatching “together” for a great cause that unites us!
p.s. As described on the main campaign page, we will all submit our bird observations to eBird or eBirdCaribbean. That way, we can tally up the species seen by each team and contribute to science and conservation on Global Big Day. Prizes will be be awarded for the teams that see the most species, the most endemics, etc. Stay tuned for more details to come!