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September 2020

The Spotted Sandpiper, commonly found on Bonaire.

World Shorebirds Day 2020, Count Shorebirds!

September 3, 2020 - September 9, 2020
All Around Bonaire,

While World Shorebirds Day 2020 is Sunday, September 6th, 2020, this year’s Global Shorebird Count will take place from September 3 through 9, 2020. All across the Caribbean, birders will be compiling checklists from island to island and recording them on eBird Caribbean. Our migratory shorebirds are more vulnerable than ever, threatened by human activities that have changed their habitat. Most species of shorebirds are in decline around the world. eBird Caribbean is a critical tool for tracking and understanding bird…

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October 2020

Yellow Warblers are commonly viewed all around Bonaire.

October Global Big Day, 2020

October 17, 2020
All Around Bonaire,

On October Big Day 2019, more than 20,000 participants submitted 42,700 checklists with 6,709 species. How many checklists and participants will we have this year? No matter where you bird, have fun, stay safe, enjoy the birds you find, and share your sightings on eBird. Your observations will help better understand global bird populations through products like these animated abundance maps brought to you by eBird Science. Global Bird Weekend In addition, this year’s October Big Day 2020 is happening…

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January 2021

Bonaire's Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot.

Parrot Roost Count

January 30 @ 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM AST
All Around Bonaire,

Echo Foundation will be holding its annual Parrot Roost Count on Saturday, January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 AM.  Volunteers are always welcome to help count Bonaire's parrots. For those who would like to help out with the count, there will be a training session in advance, when the Echo team will not only explain how the count will happen exactly, but will also determine who will go to which site during the official count. If you are unavailable to…

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February 2021

Two Reddish Egrets, hunting in a wetland on Bonaire.

World Wetlands Day 2021, Help Count Bonaire Birds

February 2 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AST
All Around Bonaire,

Come and celebrate World Wetlands Day 2021 as we enjoy birdwatching in some of Bonaire's best wetlands!  Learn how important these habitats are for many of Bonaire's birds as you see for yourself how many birds call wetlands their homes.  You will be amazed by the diversity! Learn more about this global birdwatching day at https://www.worldwetlandsday.org/.

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Yellow-shouldered Parrot

Great Backyard Bird Count 2021

February 12 - February 15
All Around Bonaire,

Help us count birds on Bonaire during the Great Backyard Bird Count 2021!  Last year's event exceeded all expectations and set the bar even higher when it comes to public participation in worldwide citizen-science events! Not only did 2020 smash the previous records for the number of participants, but also for the sheer number of checklists AND the species reported. More than a quarter-of-a-million people were counting 6,942 species!  Can we top that in 2021? This is the time when…

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