I now have a copy of Birds of the Transboundary Grenadines, and it's
wonderful! Great photography - and  I really love the section on people and
birds. Well done Aly and Juliana!
Best, Chip

Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
North Branch Nature Center
(802) 229-6206

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From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Aly Ollivierre
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:24 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont Author Publishes New Bird Book for Eastern
Caribbean Archipelago

Back in 2014 my fundraiser to assist with research costs for a bird guide I
was co-authoring made its rounds on this listserv and a number of lovely
birders donated, so I wanted to provide an update to everyone!

My co-author, Juliana Coffey, and I have finally published our avian field
guide, *Birds of the Transboundary Grenadines*
(, after almost 8 years of hard work!! Our goal
for this project was to create a comprehensive, user-friendly avian field
guide, which includes scientific and local ecological knowledge (LEK) and
folklore from Grenadine citizens, and would be a valuable resource for
training local bird monitors, educating the general public, promoting
sustainable tourism initiatives, enhancing the overall conservation and
management of Grenadine resources, and that would be useful to both locals
and foreigners with an interest in the avifauna of the region.

The book is the first avian field guide that covers the islands and cays
shared by the countries of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada and
it contains:

   - 140+ pages of high-quality photographs of the birds and natural areas
   of the Grenadines
   - 117 bird profiles with details on identification, diet, habitat, local
   knowledge, and sightings
   - 14 detailed maps illustrating conservation areas and local toponyms on
   more than 50 islands and cays
   - Full chapter of previously undocumented local ecological knowledge,
   folklore, and prehistoric-to-modern-day human values of birds

We are really excited to put this book out into the world, especially to our
friends and colleagues across the Caribbean and the Atlantic Flyway!
Please feel free to reach out if you're interested in finding out more about
our book and research, or if you'd like to buy a copy!

Thanks again to my fellow Vermonters for the support!

All the best,

*Alison (DeGraff) Ollivierre*
Middlebury College '10.5 (and from Middlebury, Vermont) Birds of the
Transboundary Grenadines <>