Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall semester at AUC

This fall we are training a new batch of students at the American University of the Caribbean.  The students learn how to use binoculars, the key features for identifying birds, and then we go birding around our wooded campus.  Students must attend three birding sessions to earn a certificate.  At our weekly meetings we have begun practicing what we will be teaching in the schools - the importance of birds and bats.  We will start visiting schools in November (schools got a late start this fall in Haiti).
Birding on campus.

Learning about baby bats - which do NOT come from mice!