Guyana Bird Friendly agroforestry program: Tree nurseries have been established at Dadanawa, Katoonarib, and Shulinab villages, and more seedlings planted at Katoonarib, Shulinab, Rupunau. This reforestation effort integrates shade-grown coffee, cacao, and other cash crops and Non Timber Forest Products, following SI Bird-Friendly Coffee(c) guidelines.
"Piedra e Cachimbo" coffee farms in Venezuela: In July, Peter Bichier, long-term field researcher with Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and currently at Santa Cruz University, and Luis Arrieta, a Venezuelan agronomist, made preliminary surveys of shade coffee farms that are seeking to achieve Smithsonian Bird Friendly Coffee® certification. This effort will provide release sites for Red Siskins and conserve traditional agricultural communities, cultural heritage and critical overwintering habitat for migratory birds. Travel was made possible thanks to the American Bird Conservancy.
In picture: Left Peter Bichier, Right Luis Arrieta