Welcome to Cayman Backyard Birders!
We are very excited to have a team in the BirdsCaribbean Global Big Day Fundraiser campaign and we'd love it if you'd join our flock!
- ABOUT OUR NAME – "Cayman Backyard Birders"
With the current curfews and regulations in place, the majority of us will be birding from our backyards therefore we’ve spruced up our regular name “Cayman Birding” to something more fitting for the competition!
- HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL BIG DAY
Participation is easy!
You will need an Ebird account & everyone should plan to submit their observations to eBird (or eBird Caribbean).
Visit this website for a guide on how to use Ebird. - https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-9-may-2020
- HOW WILL YOUR DONATIONS BE USED?
We are participating in this event for a really great cause — science and conservation of Caribbean birds. Donations will benefit the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. To keep the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology information & resources free and open access to everyone, birds Caribbean needs help fundraising to cover the Journal's modest operating costs. JCO is an invaluable resource to thousands of Caribbean students, researchers, and conservationists, providing an unparalleled body of ornithological knowledge for the Caribbean region through its free, fully searchable website.
- ABOUT GLOBAL BIG DAY
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.
With the current spread of COVID-19, please follow recommendations from local health officials and avoid unnecessary travel.
We can't wait to go "virtual birding" with our amazing team!