18th Regional Meeting of the Society for the
Conservation and
Study of Caribbean Birds

21 - 25 July 2011
Pelican Bay Hotel
Freeport, Grand Bahama


We cordially invite you to attend the SCSCB's 18th regional meeting in the beautiful island of Grand Bahama, from Thursday, July 21 to Monday, July 25, 2011 (inclusive). The meeting will be held at the charming Pelican Bay Hotel. Our local host is the Bahamas National Trust.

The theme of the meeting is Connecting with Nature Through Birds.
Many sessions and training workshops will focus on aspects of this theme, that is, finding ways to engage a larger and more diverse constituency more effectively by inspiring interest in nature, and encouraging people to recognize and utilize the economic values of birds and habitats. Ultimately, we hope to help build the capacity of our members and partners to develop a conservation ethic in local people and increase their commitment to and involvement in conservation action. This theme is strongly linked to work that was initiated at the 2009 meeting in Antigua on sustainable bird and nature tourism and that will be continued at this meeting as well (through a workshop to develop SCSCB’s Caribbean Birding Trail).

Call for papers - open until 27 May 2011