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  • Wade In! Are you Ready for the 13th Annual Caribbean Waterbird Census 2022?

    The Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) kicks off on Friday, January 14 and the last day is Thursday, February 3, 2022. This period includes World Wetlands Day (February 2), which this year has the theme: Wetlands Action for People and Nature.

  • All At Sea: The Seabird Working Group provides an extensive update, invites ideas

    The online Seabird Fest on December 2 really made waves! It was a tremendous success, with a substantial participation by over 50 partners and individuals involved in seabird research and monitoring.

  • 2021: A Year of Unexpected Drama and Surprising Successes

    It was an extraordinary year. Despite the ongoing roller coaster ride that was the COVID-19 pandemic, BirdsCaribbean pressed on.

  • Global Patterns of Bird Abundance and Distribution Revealed for 1,009 Species

    Every year the eBird Status and Trends project updates the abundance visualizations and range maps with millions of new observations submitted by eBirders to provide the most up-to-date information on the status and trends of bird populations. This year, the team modeled relative abundance for 1,009 species across the globe using data from more than […]

  • Join us on GLOBAL BIG DAY — May 8th — and Help Caribbean Birds!

    BirdsCaribbean is excited to be hosting a fundraiser that harnesses the energy, excitement, and comradery of Global Big Day (GBD), and uses the funds we raise together to further conservation work in the Caribbean! Join us on May 8th!

  • Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival 2021 encourages participants to “Sing, Fly, Soar — Like A Bird”

    The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF), now in its 21st year, announces its return for a month-long celebration of the region’s endemic birds! This year’s theme is “Sing, Fly, Soar — Like a Bird!” We will learn about our feathered friends, exploring their beautiful songs and astounding power of flight.

  • Birds of the World – Free to BirdsCaribbean Members

    BirdsCaribbean is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that gives our members FREE access to Birds of the World – the best website for comprehensive information on all of the world’s species of birds. 

  • Privacy in eBird and how to protect your data

    One of the fundamental ideas of eBird is to allow birders to share their sightings openly with fellow birders, scientists, conservationists and anyone else interested in bird records and distribution. Occasionally, however, birders may want to contribute to eBird while keeping their observations private.

  • The 2021 Caribbean Waterbird Census: Join us from Jan 14th – Feb 3rd

    The 12th annual Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) starts on Thursday January 14th and we need your help surveying all types of waterbirds on your island! Anyone can participate in the CWC.

  • Database update: November 17-19 maintenance

    Over the past year, eBird developers have been hard at work updating our entire database of tools, resources, and nearly one billion bird observations. To finish this update, it will be necessary to take our servers offline for a maintenance period.