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Category Archives: Bird Watch SXM

Bird Watch SXM: Eight Years of Counting

Science: it’s even better when everyone can join in. The Caribbean Waterbird Census is a regional effort to learn more about a wide variety of waterbirds, and you could take part in it in a few weeks:

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Bird Watch SXM: The Soggy Season

After a couple notably dry years, a more typical rainy season has returned to St. Martin. How does this impact the local ecosystem and our feathered friends?

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Bird Watch SXM: Mangrove Mystery

Mangroves are the cornerstone of our most important wetland environments, but all over the island what should be leafy and green has turned brown and bare. What’s happening to our mangroves?

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Bird Watch SXM: Checking in with an Icon

In a special Bird Watch SXM for St. Martin’s Day, we honor a national symbol: the Brown Pelican. It’s not only a fantastic bird, but its history echoes that of the island itself in some ways.

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Bird Watch SXM: Four Twenty-eight

In the latest Bird Watch we take a look at some individual birds as they travel the globe. How does that work? Read it and find out:

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Bird Watch SXM: More Than Birds

This week we take a broader look at how birds unite us and inspire us to protect entire ecosystems. I think this is important to understanding why it is worthwhile to spend so much energy on birds, and although this is a more encompassing look at birds and their conservation, hopefully it won’t seem too…extreme:

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Bird Watch SXM: Living History

Birds certainly know about the ruins of the Foga pumping station, even if most people on St. Martin do not. History literally comes alive when it is surrounded by nature. Check out the article from The Daily Herald‘s Weekender section and a slideshow of bonus images taken at Foga.

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Bird Watch SXM: Between Land and Sea

This week, we take a look at the crucial habitats that host many of our migratory visitors. They both divide and protect the land and sea. Due to a layout error the photo caption in the printed paper is incorrect, the actual caption is: A Whimbrel fora…

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Bird Watch SXM: Changing of the Guard

Our summer migrant is getting ready to depart and our winter visitors are arriving day by day. It’s the perfect time to see what’s new on our ponds and shores, and a special event to celebrate these amazing birds is just around the corner.

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Bird Watch SXM: Strange Sights on the Pond

On St. Martin, there’s no better place to do a little birdwatching than your local pond, whichever one that may be. Late summer and early fall is also the best time to see a surprise visitor or two. On St. Martin, we’re blessed with an abundance of ponds. Over the years, we’ve chipped away at …

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