The Turks and Caicos National Trust has received a donation of $5,000.00 towards bird conservation in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The donation was made by Mrs. Patricia Bradley, widow of former TCI Governor Michael Bradley who served as head of state from 1986 – 1993.
The funds are earmarked to underwrite costs for production of informative materials that would promote bird conservation through the work of the National Trust. Mrs. Bradley is an avid ornithologist and has authored articles and books on birding, one being the Official Bird Checklist of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Being part of the global conservation movement, the National Trust engages in various exercises along with international and national scientists to promote bird conservation education, such as species count and habitat monitoring.
The Trust is very grateful for this gift from Mrs. Bradley and has identified the Bird Rock Point Heritage Fields as the point of focus for the upcoming project. Bird Rock Point is habitat for nesting White-Tailed Tropic Birds and feeding grounds for many other species such as black-necked stilts, reddish egrets, white-cheeked pintails, green herons, lesser yellowlegs and much more.