Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

10,000 Birds

Guadeloupe, Martinique and Barbados continue to operate “shooting swamps” some of which are artificial wetlands created to attract migrant shorebirds for sport shooting during fall migration. Barbados, once a British colony is now an independent state and also not party to the Treaty.

Collaborative list – April 2019

10,000 Birds

April was a busy time for the beats with 10 of them contributing 164 lists to accumulate 744 species from 7 countries; Costa Rica, USA, Australia, Serbia, UK, Brazil and Barbados. It’s official. It’s spring.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

10,000 Birds

Medio Queso wetland. Medio Queso wetland. BB-Barbados-Highway 3 (13.1989,-59.5042). Rendezvous Road, Bridgetown BB-Barbados (13.0862,-59.5779). Rendezvous Road, Bridgetown BB-Barbados (13.0862,-59.5779). Barbados Bullfinch – Loxigilla barbadensis.

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Collaborative list – December 2019

10,000 Birds

35 countries were visited during 2019 , 7 of them ( Belgium , France , Germany , Italy , Thailand , Indonesia and Barbados ) bringing new blood to the Country/Territory/Emirate/Republic/Pricipality/Kingdom/Special Administrative Region list which now stands at 55. Medio Queso wetland.

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Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird. In 2011, after they were grounded by a tropical storm, 2,000 American Golden Plover were shot by sport hunters in Barbados.