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:
Category Archives: Bird Watch SXM
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?
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?
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.
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:
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:
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.
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…
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.
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 …