International Migratory Bird Day in the Bahamas

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The Bahamas marked the International Migratory Bird Day this past Saturday, October 24th, as a celebration of the spectacular journey that migratory birds take between their summer and winter homes. Many species of migratory birds spend the winter in or migrate through the Bahamas and the Caribbean. They rely on the food, water and shelter provided in the islands’ forest, hardwood, scrub and wetland habitats for up to 9 months out of the year. International Migratory Bird Day is sponsored by the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB).  

Bird habitats in the Bahamas and the Caribbean are as unique as the islands themselves. Each island differs from the next because it has its own combination of climate, topography, geology and soils which lead to the high numbers of endemic birds in the region.

 For more go to http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/garden-of-the-groves-grand-bahama/Garden_of_the_Groves_celebrates_International_Migratory_Bird_Day8105.shtml

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