Puerto Ricans Band Together to Survey Birds in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath
Amid power outages, devastated landscapes, and destroyed buildings, birders assessed the storm’s avian toll on their Christmas Bird Count.
José Salguero places his hands around his mouth to make the sound go farther. His right hand clenching the homemade cane he now needs to walk up the small mountain, he emits the call of the Puerto Rican Screech-Owl. The only answer he receives is silence. He keeps walking the same path he has been walking every year, only to realize this time, the outcome will be different.
“What is happening here that the birds are . . . ?” He doesn’t even finish the question. Omar Monzón already has the answer: “Maria.”…..
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) by Michael Woodruff
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding. (Job 12:13 KJV)
If you click the following link, you can watch a live camera set up in a Puffin burrow. This is from Audubon’s Explore. [From Time to Time they make go blank, but will come back. Also, they might leave to go catch a fish, but they will be back.]