Welcome to our Team Page!
We are part of the Global Big Day 2021 Bird Count on May 8. We'll be joining a zillion other birders around the world competing to see who can see the most bird species in a 24-hour period.
Why, you might ask? Well, what could be more fun, even if our team is together only virtually? We're in this to raise funds for Birds Caribbean, a terrific non-profit dedicated to conservation, science, and education about Caribbean birds.
Funds raised will support the Caribbean Motus Collaboration, a new tracking project that will provide vital information on the movements of birds and help us to identify the most important sites and habitats for their conservation.
It will also engage youth and communities to learn about birds through this exciting new technology, and how they can help conserve them. 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!
*While COVID is decreasing in some places and more and more people are getting vaccinated, it’s still important to be cautious. Be sure to choose birding locations that (1) comply with your municipality’s COVID-19 safety guidelines (i.e. social distancing, wearing a mask, and travel guidelines), and (2) comply with your personal safety preferences. And so whether you will be birding at local parks, reserves, wetlands, beaches, neighborhood, or backyard, we will all be enjoying the opportunity to get outside and relish our beautiful birds. 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 awarded for the teams that see the most species, the most endemics, the country team with the most birds seen (controlling for differences in the number of species on each island, etc. Stay tuned for more details to come!