Celebrating Birds in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
How often do you take the time to notice the variety of birds roaming your backyard and neighborhoods? The reality is that not enough people take notice of the beauty of the birds that fly by our homes on a daily basis. The Green Jay Mayan Birding Club of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico has been working hard to increase awareness of the great diversity of bird species that exists in the Yucatan. While raising awareness, they also teach the community about the importance of maintaining the habitats of these birds and the significance that this has for the local and global ecology. The club focuses on promoting a culture of bird watchers of all ages and from all cultural and economic backgrounds. Thus, the Green Jay Mayan Birding Club has a social and economic impact on the peninsula community of the peninsula by promoting the appreciation and the conservation of birds, as well as ecotourism. One of the greatest achievements of the club is that it has managed to bring the diverse people of the Yucatan together in one common goal- to watch and help wild birds. The influence that Green Jay Mayan Birding has had on the birding community of the Yucatan has also been incredible for environmental education and conservation. In times when the effects of global warming and environmental degradation are becoming so evident, it is imperative to want to discover and do more for the local environment and its species, promote, and help the creation and maintenance of habitats that help birds and other living creatures.