Main field of interest: A dedicated environmentalist and lover of all nature and the great outdoors, she volunteers most of her free time to the local environment agency, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). Since 1992 she has coordinated the Ornithology Group for the BNT, which conducts a monthly field trip locally for residents and also multi-day field trips to other islands in The Bahamas or further afield. As well as guiding her own ecotours, Carolyn is monitoring seabirds nesting on a nearby island and is active in helping to create the first "Watchable Wildlife area" very close to the city of Nassau. Carolyn is a director of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) whose mission is to promote the scientific study of Caribbean birds and their habitats and to provide aid to Caribbean conservation groups.
Background: Born in England, Carolyn moved to The Bahamas in 1964 and lived on a sailboat with her husband and two children for many years, enjoying exploring the islands under wind power. While raising her family, many years were spent working voluntarily for charities and social groups, including Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue Association, in which she still takes an active part as a voluntary control officer. An amateur radio operator, she broadcasts local weather forecasts daily to boating and shipping interests in The Bahamas.
In 1997, Carolyn started her business, then called Pedal & Paddle Ecoventures, offering kayaking and off-road biking adventures on New Providence (Nassau). In 2002 the company became Bahamas Outdoors Limited, dedicated more to birding and nature tours but still including half day off-road biking tours which can be combined with a nature tour. She is one of the original ecotour guides certified with the Ministry of Tourism in The Bahamas.
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