Surveying the Birds in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – Audubon

Pin-tailed Whydah (Puerto Rico)

“I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.” (Psalms 50:11 NASB)

Here is an Interesting Article from Audubon that I wanted to share from Audubon. It concerns their Christmas Bird count there on the island.

Christmas Bird Count

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.”…..

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Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) by Judd Patterson

Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) by Judd Patterson