Birding expert visits Cayman

The National Trust is hosting a free public lecture by birding expert Arturo Kirkconnell from Cuba Thursday.

The lecture will focus on important bird areas in the Cayman Islands and Cuba and how to these areas are being conserved and protected.

The lecture will be held at the George Town Public Library on Thursday, 2 August, at 5.30pm.

Mr. Kirkconnell is a bird curator at the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba and the author or co-author of several books, including The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans; The Important Areas for the Conservation of Birds in Cuba; and Catálogo de las Aves de Cuba.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Kirkconnell, who will offer a depth of expertise and insight into this fascinating field that’s got such mass appeal,” said National Trust General Manager Christina McTaggart.

“We welcome everyone who’s curious to find out more about birding to the lecture this Thursday.”

For more information contact the Trust at 749-1121 or email [email protected]

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