July 11-15 Declaired Bird Week!

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4 July 2011 – The Turks and Caicos National Museum, in partnership with the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) is pleased to announce that the week of July 11-15 is “Bird Week.”

The Bird Walking and Driving Tours will officially open that week. These tours were made possible by a grant from the Carnival/TCInvest/TCIG/Infrastructure Fund. Turks and Caicos Islands is the first country in the Caribbean to have a sanctioned Bird Trail!

Both tours can be self guided, with the help of the Bird Guide Cards that are available for sale at the Museum. Once officially open, these cards will also be available at other outlets.

Many activities are planned for this week, including a Bird Driving Tour with Leading Ornithologist Dr. Mike Pienkowski, a student Bird Walking Tour with Dr. Mike Pienkowski, a movie night at the Museum, and the grand opening of the tours on Friday July 15, 2011.

The Museum will also be working with DECR’s Junior Warden Programme to show the importance of the Salt Ponds/Wetlands and how they attribute to the many species of birds found in TCI.

The birds of the Turks and Caicos are an intimate part of the wetlands ecosystem.  Birding here is exceptionally good, as one can see many species of birds very close up. This is a very rare occurrence and makes TCI one of the world’s best places to bird watch.

For information on the times of these activities, please contact the Museum at info@tcmuseum.org