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Sep 30, 2011

Belize Audubon takes to the skies for migrant birds

The Belize Audubon Society is one NGO whose calendar is filled with activities all year round. And this time of year is strictly for the birds. According to the Audubon’s Publicity Coordinator, there are strange birds flying across the country. Dirk, the Birdman, Francisco is inviting the public to join them on the next few weekends of bird watching in every district.

Dirk ‘Birdman’ Francisco, Publicity Coordinator, BAS

Dirk ‘Birdman’ Francisco

“It’s migration time again in Belize. The month of October means that there is a big flock of birds coming from North America heading to South American where we call the wintering grounds. When it gets cold in America, birds fly south and Belize is part of the migration route. So we are using the opportunity to invite Belizeans or to engage Belizeans in bird watching. And we do this through a program that we call Urban Bird Watch. So it simply means that we’re going to different urban areas of Belize to look at birds for fun and at the same time to educate people as to why birds are important to Belize and the world. So this weekend October 2nd, we will be in Dangriga town. It starts at six a.m. from the jetty peer. So if there is anyone interested in bird watching with Belize Audubon Society, feel free to come and join us. For all other Sundays in October, we’ll be in different urban areas. From Dangriga we’re going to Punta Gorda Town, then Belmopan City, San Ignacio Town and we will finish off in Corozal Town. This year I think bird watching will be quite exciting because as of now Jose, we have been realizing that there are many birds migrating and we’ve seen some strange birds especially in Belize City. So again anybody interested in bird watching with Belize Audubon Society, feel free to join Belize Audubon Society.”

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