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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bird Watch – Balancing Act

The force is not the only thing that needs balancing. The recent drought and subsequent rains have brought the return of the caterpillars and a great disturbance in the trees, as if millions of leaves were suddenly eaten. Will they rule the island and turn it into a barren wasteland? There are some birds that …

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Wild Statia: Wary Travelers

Wild Statia takes a look at the often heard, but seldom seen, visitors from North America. Who’s hiding in the Quill this year?

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Birds & Bugs Post-event Press

Once again, we thank local and regional media for helping us share what we do with the people of St. Martin and the Caribbean. Here’s a round-up of some of our post-event press features. The Daily Herald, December 2015 SXM Fax Info, December 2015 Le Pélican, December 2015 Today Newspaper, December 2015 Soualiga Newsday SXM …

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Record Crowds Enjoy Activity-packed Birds & Bugs Event

Over 400 people attended the second Birds & Bugs event on Sunday at Loterie Farm to learn more about the birds and invertebrates living in the tropical broadleaf forest on St. Martin. Activities included interacting with live insects, going on guided birding tours and creating “bugs” out of natural materials. Birds & Bugs 2015 was …

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Birds & Bugs Photos, Part Five

Here’s my last batch of photos from Birds & Bugs, feel free to share yours on Facebook or email some to info@lesfruitsdemer.org. Also, get ready for some pretty exciting stuff in the new year. We will take a couple days off—maybe—and then start planning for Mardis de Grand Case, every Tuesday evening for 12 weeks …

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Birds & Bugs Photos, Part Four

Our Birds & Bugs wrap-up wouldn’t be complete without a shout out to our sponsors. Like all our events, Birds & Bugs is totally free and the only way that can happen is through the generosity of our sponsors, who foot the bill for all our supplies and expenses. Thank you!!! Buccaneer Beach Bar Conveniently …

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Birds & Bugs Photos, Part Three

We also couldn’t do Birds & Bugs without our fantastic partners, EPIC and Loterie Farm! About Environmental Protection in the Caribbean Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) is a non-profit organization registered in St. Maarten and the United States. Founded in 2000 with the mission to protect the Caribbean environment through research and community-based action, …

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Birds & Bugs Photos, Part Two

If you see a lot of folks in blue shirts in these photos, you’ll have an idea of how many wonderful volunteers we have. We couldn’t do fun, free events like this without them! Thank you, team Birds & Bugs: Adam Brown, Natalia Collier, Laura Bijnsdorp, Binkie Van Es, Paul Fry, Jill Kellsall, Patricia Coppie, …

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Birds & Bugs Photos, Part One

Yesterday’s Birds & Bugs was fantastic—huge thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who came to the event! We took a few photos of the event, so here’s a batch to kick off our post-event coverage. If you took any photos at Birds & Bugs, we’d love to see them. Share them with us on …

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Birds & Bands

In this week’s Bird Watch SXM article, we give some background on one of the most important techniques scientists use to study birds, their life cycle and their migratory habits. This also happens to be a technique you can see in person at Birds & Bugs tomorrow, December 6th from 9am-noon at Loterie Farm. Read …

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