Tamazunchale Celebrates its Beautiful Birds and Community!

In the end of 2018 Rabith Sagahon of Tamazunchale a town located in region of San Luis Potosí, in México, received a scholarship to participate in the youth workshop Birds, Careers and Conservation that was held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Rabith was selected to attend the workshop through his vision of using birds and nature to bring positive change to his community. With the support of a mini-grant for Latin America and the Caribbean, Rabith was able to bring his projects to life. The c

Nature Photography Youth Club: Huellas Volcánicas

Joan Hernandez had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a youth workshop: Birds, Careers, and Conservation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Members of the organization Terra Peninsular A.C. in San Quintín, Baja California, Mexico, nominated him based on his talents, his caring for his community and natural surroundings, and the positive impact he could have on his own community after his return. Before embarking on his journey, Joan was selected to join the Nature Photography Youth Club

Birds and Environmental Education in Cuba

The Empresa Flora y Fauna Santiago de Cuba is an organization that promotes the appreciation and conservation of the wild flora and fauna in rural communities surrounding protected areas in Cuba. At the end of 2019, the Empresa Flora y Fauna Santiago de Cuba won a mini-grant from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for Latin American and Caribbean organizations. Two of the organization’s coordinators, Inés Lourdes Fernandez Rodriguez and Kenia Mastril, organized and led inspiring educational activiti

Celebration of the 3rd Annual festival of Migratory Birds in Venezuela

The 3rd festival to celebrate migratory birds held in Caracas, Venezuela, was a total success! This festival is organized locally every year by the Fundación William H. Phelps (Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grant winner organization), the Botanical Garden Experimental Institute, la Fundación del Instituto Botánico de Venezuela Dr. Tobias Lasser, the Laboratory of Biology, Conservation of Birds of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Venezuela, and the School of Don Pedro Fe and Alegría. The

Celebrating the local birds in El Maule, Chile!

The Grupo de Ornitólogos del Maule (Maule’s Ornithology Group) initiated a regional project with the goal of bringing the wonders of local birds to youth in the schools of El Maule, Chile. The group was able to implement fun and educational activities thanks in part to a Cornell Lab of Ornithology mini-grant for Latin American and Caribbean organizations and support from the Chilean Birding and Wildlife Watching Community (Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile, ROC), an organization ded

Celebrate the Birds of Campeche!

The Tecolotes Bajeños Birding Club Campeche (Campeche’s Pygmy Owl Birding Club) organized a community festival called “Celebrate the Birds of Campeche” in the Samulá, Campeche, Mexico. This festival happened with the support of the Semilleros de Alas Campeche, the Urban Birds Program (PAU) of La CONABIO (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), and with a mini grant for youth by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Teocolotes Bajenos Birding Club dedicate themselves to prom

Bird Conservation at the Blackstone Community Center!

In Boston, Massachusetts, people are celebrating their local birds! Thanks to a 2018 Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grant and a collaboration with the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), the Blackstone Community Center (BCC) organized their 4th annual Celebrate Urban Birds event for the children in the community. The educational and entertaining event had various bird related activities, citizen science, greening, and more. The coordinators of this event were Amparo Ortiz from the BCC

Urban Birdwatch Walks in Caracas!

Beginning in October of 2019 a group interested in learning about birds in their city and enjoying outside activities has held a series of birding events for the community Municipio Chacao of Caracas, Venezuela. The group, led by Rosaelena Albornoz, created workshops to identify urban birds and learn about their calls and songs. Through these workshops they wanted to discover the amazing birds they have in their own communities, and promote bird appreciation and the importance of conservation. T