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Migratory Bird Festival Welcomes Birds Back This Saturday

While St. Martin waits for tourists to return, the island’s other seasonal guests have been quietly arriving. Migratory birds travel thousands of miles every year to spend the winter here. The fifth-annual Migratory Bird Festival celebrates these birds from 9am to noon on Saturday, November 25th at Kali’s Beach Bar in Friar’s Bay. The event …

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Migratory Bird Festival Partners

We are grateful to have such a great team of partners this year. EPIC will be hosting a Restoration Station where you can learn how native trees can help the island. You can even learn how to participate in the restoration projects EPIC is doing right now. Anguilla National Trust is joining us for the …

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Rebirth: Barbara Cannegieter

Our garden was a lush tropical jungle before Hurricane Irma. After Irma, the garden was broken, brown, and dead. Mother Nature took it all away but Mother Nature is now giving it back and plants are beginning to bloom again. This is a Calliandra, commonly called powder puff. I am seeing pink in the garden …

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Rebirth: Barbara Cannegieter

Our garden was a lush tropical jungle before Hurricane Irma. After Irma, the garden was broken, brown, and dead. Mother Nature took it all away but Mother Nature is now giving it back and plants are beginning to bloom again. This is a Calliandra, commonly called powder puff. I am seeing pink in the garden …

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Welcome Back: BirdsCaribbean

We’re excited to have BirdsCaribbean as a returning sponsor of the Migratory Bird Festival! They are a regional organization that has really stepped up to support work in the Caribbean at a time when it is harder for local sponsors to do so. You can join us for the festival on Saturday, November 25th from …

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Get the Festival Scoop on Island 92

We’re going to be on Island 92 today (Tuesday) at 9:15am. Tune in to find out about the event and probably many other interesting things!

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Welcome: Van Dorp

We’re excited to have Van Dorp as a new sponsor of the Migratory Bird Festival! It makes us feel great that even during difficult times, they still feel this is an important event to support. You can join us for the festival on Saturday, November 25th from 9am to noon at Kali’s Beach Bar in …

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Rebirth: Marion Schroen

Rebirth of Paradise This photo was taken on September 23, 2017 while walking the Guana Bay trail from Pointe Blanche to Guana Bay and back. For me this photo shows the rebirth of nature. This photo shows the beauty and resilience of Sint Maarten 17 days after the passing of Irma and 3 days after …

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Rebirth: Liliane Magnin

La nature quelques semaines après le passage d’ IRMA . Sur les hauts de Concordia . This is an entry in the 2017 Heritage Photo Contest. Our theme this year is Rebirth. View all the entries in the online gallery, learn more and find out how to enter here.

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Rebirth: Barbara Cannegieter

This is a Pearly Eyed Thrasher, commonly called a thrush locally. It is the bird everyone loves to hate. It is not a very nice bird. The pearly-eyed thrasher is described as an “aggressive, opportunistic omnivore that feeds primarily on large insects, but also feeds on fruits and berries, and will occasionally eat lizards, frogs, …

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