12 Jan '18, 8pm

Puerto Ricans Band Together to Survey Birds in Hurricane Maria's Aftermath

Even though Maria, and before that, Hurricane Irma, affected the whole island, birders like Salguero and Monzón weren’t about to let the devastation interrupt a long-standing tradition: the Christmas Bird Count , a 118-year-old annual event in which volunteers spread out across the Western Hemisphere to tally as many birds as they can. In addition to the count that took place in and around Fajardo on December 17, last month birders in Puerto Rico also surveyed birds at Cabo Rojo, Arecibo, Vieques, and, for the first time ever, on San Juan Bay Estuary and the small island of Culebra.

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/puerto-ricans-band-together-s...

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