Welcome to The Flying Pintails Global Big Day Fundraising Page!
Our team is participating in the Global Big Day of Birding (May 9th, 2020). This fundraiser is organized by BirdsCaribbean, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of Caribbean birds and nature through science, education, conservation, and advocacy.
Please consider joining our team, or donating to our cause. And of course, be sure to put Global Big Day on your calendar for May 9th, and spend some quality time looking for birds in a safe place!
All proceeds from this fundraiser are going towards a really great cause—keeping BirdsCaribbean's in-house publication, the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology, in production and freely available to everyone. This fantastic resource helps scientists to share their research findings. 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 my Flying Pintails team. You can bird as part of my team from your own backyard and ask your family and friends to support your efforts with a donation. Or, you can donate directly to my team. There is a friendly competition and prizes for the teams that raise the most money, so please help out.
This will be a fun event for a great cause. THANK YOU for getting involved in any way you can!
P.S. My team is named after the duck I studied many years ago in the Bahamas for my Ph.D.—the White-cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail. The Flying Pintail was the name of my beloved little Zodiac boat that I used to zip around the islands and cays to survey and study my ducks.
Research by me and others has shown the importance of offshore cays to nesting pintails and other ducks, like the endangered West Indian Whisting-Duck, as well as seabirds, pigeons and doves. This has led to protection and restoration of a number of offshore islands and cays throughout the islands, giving Caribbean birds a huge boost!!! Science is important - let's support it through this fundraiser! Thanks again!