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Oct 6, 2022

Calling All Birdwatchers for Urban Bird Watch 2022

Birders across the country are invited to come out this weekend to participate in Urban Bird Watch 2022. The Belize Audubon Society has organized an event for October eighth at the Market Plaza in Orange Walk, October sixteenth at the BAS headquarters here in Belize City and the Market Square in Belmopan, and at the Triangle Park in Independence on October twenty-second. News Five spoke with Miguel Sho, Environmental Education Officer at the Audubon.


Miguel Sho

Miguel Sho, Environmental Education Officer, B.A.S.

“This weekend we’re having the Orange Walk Urban Bird Watch and it’s an annual event held by the Belize Audubon Society to bring awareness to migratory birds in Belize.  So it’s citizen science where Belizeans, either experts or beginners can come out and get to know the feathered friends that are in their backyard. It’s not only Orange Walk that is having the event.  We also have in Belize City so.  Belize City’s Urban Bird Watch will be on October sixteenth and then Belmopan’s will be held on the same day as well.  And then, on the twenty-second, we’ll have an urban bird watch for Independence.  And these events will start at six o’clock in the morning to nine o’clock, so it’s not an entire day’s event. Belizeans can figure out the species of migratory birds that pass through Belize or stop in Belize and while they are doing their migration, they either just stay here or they continue their journey further down south with Belize being an important place for them to stop and just gather food if they go further down south, bringing awareness to the threats that they face is something that can help these birds survive their migration so that they can reach to where they are going and then the same will happen when they are flying back to North America.”

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