Join us for the third webinar in our series to prepare for the 2023 Caribbean Seabird Census. EPIC’s Natalia Collier will speak on “Field Methods for Caribbean Seabird Surveys.” Whether you are just learning about seabirds or want to review, this step-by-step will be helpful for figuring out how best to monitor seabirds from land or sea in a variety of habitats. A team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Register at bit.ly/CaribSeabird-Webinar3
The remote nature of many seabird nesting areas can make them challenging to monitor and often there is a lack of information about important colonies. The Birds Caribbean Seabird Working Group is working to address major gaps in the data through a regional census of seabirds in 2023, but we need your help!
Through training and support, the team is building a network of groups and individuals to contribute to this effort; we’ll be gathering crucial information for understanding how seabird populations are changing over time. Seabirds are indicators of ocean health but also contribute to reef growth through the nutrients in their guano at nesting sites. They help fisherfolk to locate fish, navigate, and forecast the weather and are part of the region’s natural and cultural history.
This event will also be streamed on BirdsCaribbean’s Facebook page and the recorded video will later be available on YouTube in English, Spanish, and French (links will be updated).