Bird Notes, Part 1: Jamaica

April 12th, 2018

As some people may know, I am rather addicted to birds – of the wild variety, that is. I am a member of BirdLife Jamaica, the local branch of a global entity called BirdLife International. It changed its name from Gosse Bird Club in 1998. The history of ornithology (that is, the study of birds) […]

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The Deforestation of Our City

March 31st, 2018

I love my city of Kingston. I have my favourite spots, that I always enjoy. One of these is that little corner on the intersection of Old Hope Road and Lady Musgrave Road. A small church (the “Babbins Church,” founded in 1900 by Rev. Francis Bavin of the United Free Methodists) nestled there comfortably for 88 years, […]

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Connections: The Community, The Individual and the World Around Us

April 7th, 2015

This summer, the largest international conservation organization in the Caribbean, a non-profit called BirdsCaribbean, will hold its 20th International Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica (July 25 – 29, 2015). Around 200 scientists, ornithologists, conservationists, bird-lovers, wildlife photographers and more are expected to descend on the Knutsford Court Hotel. Yes, another long-winded conference where everyone eats and […]

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