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‘From the Nest’ campaign and contest

BELAIR: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival invites birders to participate in its first “Bird Zine Contest.” Each entry will be used to build the first ever virtual Caribbean Bird Zine library. Detailed guidelines and judging criteria at https://www.birdscaribbean.org/2021/03/bird-zine-contest-guidelines/.

Among the grand prizes are two waterproof Vortex Diamondback binoculars (each worth US $270). The deadline for submission is 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, May 30.

The 21st edition of the bird festival is well under way. It is a month-long celebration of the region’s endemic birds organized by BirdsCaribbean and its partners, ending on May 22.

Last year’s popular “From the Nest” online series continues this spring, as many are sadly still experiencing the pandemic’s restrictions. Log on to learn about 30 new endemic birds (in addition to last year’s selections). There are coloring pages for kids, activities, puzzles, videos, drawing classes, and more, every day.

A series of weekly webinars on aspects of bird conservation is also happening. Visit the website to register and join on Thursdays at 4 :00pm EDT from now until June 3.

A new e-book: “A Collection of Cultural Myths, Tales and Beliefs About Caribbean Birds” is downloadable from the BirdsCaribbean website.



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