Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated multiple Caribbean islands in September 2017. Thousands of birds were killed outright; many more perished in the aftermath when little to no food or shelter was available for many weeks. Thank to support from the BirdsCaribbean hurricane relief fund, substantial recovery efforts for birds and area partners have been undertaken, from shipping over 4,100 nectar feeders and 10 tons of bird seed to impacted islands to funding recovery and restoration actions such as bird surveys, infrastructure repair, and planting mangroves and native plants that provide food and habitat for birds.
Hear about how bird populations are doing post-hurricane and BirdsCaribbean partners’ restoration and recovery actions, including reports on the endemic Barbuda Warbler, Imperial Parrot, Puerto Rican Parrot, Piping Plovers, Magnificent Frigatebirds, and more. Despite the damage and hardships in people’s lives, the hurricanes provided an opportunity for people to get closer to nature, a silver lining to what was a very dark cloud.
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Tuesday, December 4.
Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion.
Sunday, December 16
Wednesday, December 12