Governor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary Expands

July 3, 2008 by  
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The Governor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary (referred to locally as “Governor’s Pond”), situated in Spots-Newlands, about three miles east of George Town in the Cayman Islands, is home to more than 60 species of land and water birds. Around twenty-five percent of the birds native to the Caymans are found in this small, but vital, fresh water wetland. In recognition of the value of the sanctuary, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has recently extended its boundaries to incorporate an additional acre.

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The Smithsonian’s Neighborhood Nestwatch

May 20, 2008 by  
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Established and directed by Dr. Peter P. Marra of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian’s Neighborhood Nestwatch opens up opportunities for ordinary citizens to get involved in a nationwide program by being biologists in their own backyards. Participants in the program will gain an in-depth understanding of birds in their neighborhood, while assisting scientists to gather crucial information with regard to the survival of backyard bird populations.

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