For Immediate Release – 6 May 2021
1) Birds like this Great Egret in breeding plumage can be seen at Little Bay Pond. Photo: Binkie van Es
2) Local bird expert Binkie van Es will teach participants how to recognize bird sounds, such as the unique call of the Mangrove Cuckoo. Photo: Binkie van Es
Sing, fly, soar like a bird at Little Bay Pond this Sunday
On Sunday 9th May, EPIC is hosting an event at Little Bay Pond to celebrate World Migratory Bird day. The event starts with a cleanup around the Pond from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. EPIC will provide gloves, bags and some grabbers and VROMI is providing a dumpster to take away all the garbage. Meet by the roundabout in Belair.
This will be followed by interactive activities to learn about birds with local bird expert Binkie van Es, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Mr. van Es will lead talks from the birdwatching hut, present recordings of bird song and run games that will increase your knowledge of local and migratory birds that can be seen at the Pond. There will also be binoculars available for people to see the birds from the bird hut.
This is a family-friendly event and in addition to the games there will also be bird colouring books for children. Children are also welcome to help with the cleanup.
This morning celebrating birds is a free outdoor event but please wear a mask or buy one of EPIC’s scarf bandana masks and support future EPIC activities in Sint Maarten. Contributions are welcome at www.epicislands.org.
For more information contact:
Tanya Power-Stevens, Grants and Office Manager
Phone/WhatsApp: +1 (721) 581-763
Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) is an independent non-profit founded in 2000 with the mission of protecting the Caribbean environment through research, restoration, education and advocacy. EPIC is a results-driven organization that works on challenging, under-addressed issues through holistic programs resulting in strategic community-based actions. By recognizing the connections between ecological health, economic vitality, and the quality of life for Caribbean residents, EPIC’s work supports the vision of Caribbean communities leading the way towards a more resilient and sustainable future for everyone. To learn more about EPIC and its Caribbean initiatives visit our website at epicislands.org or find EPIC islands on social media.