BirdSleuth Girl Guides and Boy Scouts

Bird Watching, Citizen Science, Youth Group

 

Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. (GFC), funded jointly by BirdsCaribbean and the Sandals Foundation, hosted two local youth groups for their own BirdSleuth workshops. 

 

On Saturday 24th February 2018, 25 members of the Grenada Girl Guides Association gathered at the National Stadium to learn about birds, our impact on them, and basic bird identification skills. The weather did not permit us to take our planned field trip to Woburn and the Rex hotel, but we wandered around the Stadium grounds and were able to spot over a dozen species of birds. 

 

The second workshop was held on Friday 21st July 2018, for the Scout Association of Grenada. 20 members gathered at the Presentation Brothers' College, and the curriculum for the day was similar. However, we accomplished something further for bird conservation: the construction of 14 bird nest boxes.

 

These boxes were designed for house wrens and other small passerine species, and were built to facilitate research into bird breeding habits by local and visiting ornithologists. The help of Wildlife in Grenada (WINGS), a group of graduate and post-graduate researchers from the University of Manitoba in Canada, was invaluable in seeing these boxes to completion. The nest boxes will be installed in the coming months and monitored jointly by WINGS, ECO at SGU, and the Forestry department of the Ministry. 

 

 

Opening the Girl Guides BirdSleuth

Opening the Girl Guides BirdSleuth

Opening the Girl Guides BirdSleuth

Opening the Girl Guides BirdSleuth

"Birds in my World" exercise

"Birds in my World" exercise

@ Girl Guides BirdSleuth

@ Girl Guides BirdSleuth

@ Girl Guides BirdSleuth

@ Girl Guides BirdSleuth

"Bird Survivor" game

"Bird Survivor" game

Discussing bird diversity

Discussing bird diversity

Field exercise in bird ID

Field exercise in bird ID

Opening the Scouts BirdSleuth

Opening the Scouts BirdSleuth

Bird egg replicas

Bird egg replicas

Participant accepting his prize

Participant accepting his prize

Introducing bird nest boxes

Introducing bird nest boxes

A visitor to the workshop

A visitor to the workshop

This moulting immature Lesser Antillean Bullfinch was hanging around the workshop

@ Scouts BirdSleuth

@ Scouts BirdSleuth

Teams building their nest box(es)

Teams building their nest box(es)

Teams building their nest box(es)

Teams building their nest box(es)

Teams building their nest box(es)

Teams building their nest box(es)

Team with their final nest boxes

Team with their final nest boxes

Team with their final nest boxes

Team with their final nest boxes

Everyone with the final nest boxes

Everyone with the final nest boxes

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