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"As the path of the birds in the air or of fishes in the water is invisible, even so is the path of the possessors of wisdom."
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3928  17agosto    4021  18sep   4274  4dic
4359  2ene  4449  18ene  4706  17mar
4776  2abr  4807  10abr   4907  8may
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Updated January 1, 2017.
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STAFF
OUTREACH EDUCATION
PHOTO GALLERY
ANNUAL FUND
Environmental Education
Outreach Education Program
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As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility we have been actively
involved in  educational activities for more than fifteen years.  We put
the pieces together and in 2002 and created a NGO,
Asociación
Puertorriqueña de Interpretación y Educación, Inc. (locally known as
APIE).  

The main goal of our environmental educational activities are focused
in helping birder guides to improve birding techniques and also, to
involve children, their parents and teachers into bird watching.  This is
way we joined "
Conservation through birding".  Through APIE and
its volunteers, we coordinate several conservation through birding
activities, such as:

  • Endemic Bird of Puerto Rico Bird Festival at the Maricao State
    Forest (May, as part of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival)
  • National Trails Day (first Sunday of June)
  • Mayagüez Christmas Bird Count (December)
  • Maricao Christmas Bird Count (December)
  • Vieques Island Christmas Bird Count (January, organized with
    the volunteers from VIeques)

In September, 2014, we signed a five-year contract with the Authority
for the Redevelopment of Roosevelt Roads in order to offer birding
trips, nature walks, historical tours.  As part of the proposal, we
included an environmental education program (
Proyecto Mucarito)
and an annual fund for research mini grants.  Of each birding trip, $1
will go to this fund.
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1(a) Support the protection of important bird
habitat.

1(b) To avoid stressing birds or exposing
them to danger, exercise restraint and
caution during observation, photography,
sound recording, or filming.

Limit the use of recordings and other
methods of attracting birds
, and never use
such methods in heavily birded areas, or for
attracting any species that is Threatened,
Endangered, or of Special Concern, or is
rare in your local area;

Keep well back from nests and nesting
colonies, roosts, display areas, and
important feeding sites
. In such sensitive
areas, if there is a need for extended
observation, photography, filming, or
recording, try to use a blind or hide, and
take advantage of natural cover
.

Use artificial light sparingly for filming or
photography, especially for close-ups.

1(c)
Before advertising the presence of a
rare bird, evaluate the potential for
disturbance to the bird, its surroundings,
and other people in the area, and proceed
only if access can be controlled,
disturbance minimized, and permission
has been obtained from private
land-owners
. The sites of rare nesting
birds should be divulged only to the proper
conservation authorities
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1(d)
Stay on roads, trails, and paths where
they exist; otherwise keep habitat
disturbance to a minimum
.

For more information on
American Birding
Association´s PRINCIPLES OF BIRDING
ETHICS
, please visit their website.
Recommended reading
Promote the welfare of
birds and their environment
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