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Coastal Bird Conservation in the Bahamas

Coastal Bird Conservation in the Bahamas

Coastal Bird Conservation in the Bahamas

Trip Details:

Operator:   Conservian
Price From: 1,350 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 7 days

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About this program

Spend a week on a live-aboard research schooner discovering the Bahamas with this exciting Coastal Bird conservation program. Explore beautiful National Parks, beaches, and coastlines from the comfort of a 75-foot ship! 

Join like-minded travelers as you work together to learn about and help protect coastal birds through various methods of data collection and habitat restoration. In your spare time, hike, visit a white-sand beach, swim or snorkel the crystal-clear, turquoise waters and relax on the deck of a beautiful boat. 

Through the collection of data, research, conservation work, this program works to implement the protective matters that will preserve the populations of coastal birds in the Caribbean. Learn about invasive species and how to control them, among other helpful conservation methods. 

This isn’t just any volunteer experience – with unlimited photo opportunities, chances to explore deserted islands, learn sailing skills, and enjoy the warm weather, this is a vacation with a huge impact!

Itinerary

Trip 1: May 6-13 | Joulter Cays National Park

Sunday: 

Today you'll arrive at Nassau International Airport. Please arrive no later than 4 pm in order to be transported to the schooner research vessel. 

This afternoon the schooner will sail to North Andros / Morgan's Bluff. 

Monday & Tuesday: 

Enjoy a visit to Joulter National Park. You'll enjoy opportunities to observe and take shorebird surveys, and participate in invasive Casuarina control with local volunteers. 

Wednesday - Friday: 

Over the next few days, you'll spend time at North Andros. Continue with in-depth shorebird surveys. Enjoy leisure time during the late afternoons and evenings. 

Saturday: 

If the weather permits, today you'll have the chance to take a snorkel trip! Watch for all sorts of sealife in the crystal clear waters! Enjoy taking more surveys of the bird life along the coast. 
Tonight, pack up for departure tomorrow. 

Sunday:

Today is departure day. Say bye-for-now to your new found friends and transfer to the airport. Departures should be after 8 am.

 

Trip 2: May 13-20 | Northern Exumas

Sunday:

Today you'll arrive at Nassau Internation Airport. Please arrive no later than 4 pm in order to be transported to the schooner research vessel. 

This afternoon the schooner will set sail to the Northern Exumas. 

Monday - Friday: 

Your week will consist of a variety of activities. Enjoy taking part in shorebird surveys, posting and signing to protect nesting sites in the Exumas Land and Sea National Park. You'll also have opportunities to work with the Bahamas National Trust on control of invasive Casuarina. 

Saturday: 

Today you have the chance to do more surveys, sailing trips, fishing and/or snorkeling at the reef if weather permits. Pack up for your departure tomorrow. 

Sunday: 

Say goodbye to your new friends and take a transfer to the Nassau Internation airport. Departures should be after 8 am. 

Country Fast Facts

Bahamas

 
Flag  Flag_of_the_Bahamas.svg
Continent: North America
Official Language(s) English
Capital: Nassau
Population 392,718 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Tropical Savannah
Major Airport(s): Lynden Pindling International Airport(NAS), Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO)
Economic Driver(s): Tourism, Offshore Banking

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