Dominica: 8th Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival

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Bertrand Jno. Baptiste and Stephen Durand from the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division encourage Dominicans and visitors alike to “Go Wild! Go Birding!” The government of Dominica is hosting for the eighth time, the Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival (CEBF), which extends from April 22 (Earth Day) through May 22, 2013. Baptiste and Durand highlight some of the beautiful specimens that one can see in Dominica.

This “bird festival” was initiated by the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) a decade ago. The CEBF programme continues to showcase all Caribbean birds, but more specifically the endemic birds of the region, through various means of education and public awareness. This year’s CEBF theme; “Go Wild, Go Birding!” is seen as fitting with Dominica’s Healthy Lifestyles Programmes, the Tourism Sector, and all other groups and agencies who seek to encourage the public to get outdoors and engage in wholesome…

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