| Dec 22, 2021
A New Year and a New Project
Release white-fronted Amazon
2021 has drawn to a close, and so has our old faithful project Saving Belize’s Birds.
This never-ending funding cycle has been ‘up and running’ in one way or another since 2015. In order to reflect the true needs of BBR, we have decided to renew this operational support project every year, with a funding goal that is accurate to our annual costs minus any pledged funds we have for that particular year. This change will also give our monthly donors the opportunity to revisit their commitments as you will be given the option to transfer the funding over to the new project, change the amount or stop the payments. Some of you have been with us since the very beginning, which is mind-blowing! Thank you so much.
This final report is an emotional one for me as it relates to our very first venture into fundraising. Prior to that the rescue was entirely supported by the founding Director’s (long exhausted) personal income.
Since this project was launched in 2015 you have donated a total of almost $88,000US through GlobalGiving. Your incredible generosity has sustained us through those 6 years and has given a new start to literally hundreds of wild-caught parrots that would otherwise have spent short, miserable lives in tiny cages. You’ve enabled us to implement the licensing programme which brought greatly improved conditions of care to long-term captive parrots. Your generosity has assisted the rescue, hand-raising and release of 113 endangered yellow-headed Amazon chicks that would have otherwise perished in the nest. You have given assistance to more than 2000 imperilled wild birds such as pelicans, barn owls, parrots, toucans – every Belizean species from the tiniest hummingbird to the majestic jabiru stork. You have helped us to create a fully functioning veterinary clinic, a massive prep room, species-specific nurseries and enclosures, and have enabled the evolution of our rescue into the internationally recognised organisation we are today. We cannot thank you enough, and you should be extremely proud of yourselves!
Our goal for “Saving Belize’s Birds 2022” is $36,000. A nice, round, achievable $3,000 per month! Having this target also demonstrates how pivotal our monthly donors are to reaching this goal.
We thank you all so much for your support over the years, and hope that you will continue to help us through your fabulous social media engagments and your donations to Saving Belize's Birds 2022.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022.
Nikki and the BBR Team
Pale-billed woodpecker (Dum-Dum)
Red-lored Amazon babies
Nestling red-footed booby chicks
Barn owl about to be released
Released keel-billed toucan