Birding and Wellness 2020-2022

Our main objective is that the beneficiaries of this program improve their quality of life by reducing anxiety and stress, carrying out a physical-cognitive and learning activation that can continue for life; increasing the time and quality of interaction with their closest natural environment and strengthening ties and affective ties with their community, in addition to providing opportunities for economic development in their community through birdwatching.

skill development


We will facilitate a series of activities related to the observation of wild birds, which the beneficiaries will be able to carry out from their home, park or garden and with the collaboration and accompaniment of volunteer mentors from their community.


Building Community


Each of the 43 beneficiaries (young children and adults) associated with 4 community centers and conservation projects in the Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas region:


Direct support to beneficiaries


Each participant will receive a "birder's kit" consisting of: 1 pair of binoculars (inexpensive, good quality), 1 quick bird identification guide for Banderas Bay, 1 wildlife guide, 1 board game (to choose between three different games)


Environmental and social commitment


With this project we seek to evaluate the benefits of bird watching for human health, so it is very important that the participants carry out each of the program's activities in order to guarantee that our project is successful and that ideally we can continue to replicate it with new community centers and conservation areas.


  • skill development


  • We will facilitate a series of activities related to the observation of wild birds, which the beneficiaries will be able to carry out from their home, park or garden and with the collaboration and accompaniment of volunteer mentors from their community.


  • Building Community


  • Each of the 43 beneficiaries (young children and adults) associated with 4 community centers and conservation projects in the Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas region:


  • Direct support to beneficiaries


  • Each participant will receive a "birder's kit" consisting of: 1 pair of binoculars (inexpensive, good quality), 1 quick bird identification guide for Banderas Bay, 1 wildlife guide, 1 board game (to choose between three different games)


  • Environmental and social commitment

  • ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAM "I WATCH BIRD I IMPROVE MY HEALTH IN BAHIA DE BANDERAS 2021".


  • PRELIMINARY ACTIVITY:

  • Please fill out your registration form and share with us a little more about your interest and experience with birds, as well as some questions about how you have been feeling since the COVID-19 pandemic began..

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skill development


We will facilitate a series of activities related to the observation of wild birds, which the beneficiaries will be able to carry out from their home, park or garden and with the collaboration and accompaniment of volunteer mentors from their community.


Building Community


Each of the 43 beneficiaries (young children and adults) associated with 4 community centers and conservation projects in the Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas region:


Direct support to beneficiaries


Each participant will receive a "birder's kit" consisting of: 1 pair of binoculars (inexpensive, good quality), 1 quick bird identification guide for Banderas Bay, 1 wildlife guide, 1 board game (to choose between three different games)


Environmental and social commitment

ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAM "I WATCH BIRD I IMPROVE MY HEALTH IN BAHIA DE BANDERAS 2021".


ACTIVITY 1:


Knowing and drawing your favorite bird: your bird, my bird


Click on the following link to complete the activity:




Optional Activities:


In this document you will find multiple recreational activities that will allow you to express your interest and passion for birds as well as information on actions to help protect them.


GUIA DE ACCION "CELEBRA LAS AVES URBANAS EN MÉXICO" (VERSIÓN COMPLETA)



To complement you can download the Illustrated Manual of the Urban Bird Program in Mexico (PAU)




ACTIVITY 2: LEARNING THE TOPOGRAPHY OF A BIRD


All of these names are known as "Bird Topography" and help us accurately identify and describe the birds we observe. They also help us to better interpret the descriptions of birds in our field guides or mobile applications and even learn to distinguish the characteristic features of each bird species by name.

Hence the importance that we all try to use these names that are an essential part of the language among bird watchers. Practicing them allows us to move quickly in the development of our skills.


​Conoce las respuestas de la topografia del ave aquí:


Activity 3. Learn here some concepts about the ethics of bird watching.


Why is it important to have a code of ethics when we go birding?

What is the effect of our behavior on the performance of the birds or the people around us?


Learn more about these important aspects of bird watching here:


código_de_Ética_para_la_observación_de_aves_silvestres.pdf


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Activity 4. Learn the use of binoculars and go out to practice in your house, park or garden.


Activity 5. Learn to identify the 16 focal species of the "Celebrate Urban Birds in Mexico" program adapted for Banderas Bay.





















Activity 6. Learn about a simple way to record and contribute to citizen science through the "Celebrate Urban Birds" method.


Activity 7. Make your citizen science records online or print this sheet to make your records. Click here to make your registrations.


Actividad 8. Por favor contesta el siguiente formulario para que nos compartas tu experiencia de aprendizaje y como te sientes después de las actividades del programa.

Click to fill out your final wellness survey once you have completed the above activities. Remember to answer the questions as honestly as possible.



You have successfully completed the program, congratulations and thank you for your participation, you are now a Bird Watcher and part of the Urban Bird Program of Puerto Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas.

KNOW YOUR COMMON BIRDS


BIRDS AND WELLNESS

2020-2021


BIRDING INCLUSIVENESS 2022