Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

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In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. But as the months pass, forests and other habitats regenerate and many birds return.

Birding Guanica, Puerto Rico

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It was early afternoon when Mike and I arrived at Bosque Estatal de Guanica, the large dry forest reserve on the south coast of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Screech Owl and the Puerto Rican Nightjar would have to wait until dark.) Trips Guanica Puerto Rico

Birding Maricao, Puerto Rico

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Though it’s been over a month since Mike and I returned from Puerto Rico my blogging about the trip has been sadly lacking. Puerto Rican Woodpecker. Yes, this is the best shot I got of a Puerto Rican Tanager. The Puerto Rican Oriole had thus far eluded us.

Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

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territories in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico and the U.S. The American flag has flown over Puerto Rico since 1898 and over the Virgin Islands since 1917. This is all appropriate and necessary, as Puerto Ricans and U.S. Perhaps Puerto Rico and the U.S

Birding Puerto Rico’s Humacao Nature Reserve

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On our first full day in Puerto Rico (Sunday, 15 January), Mike and I decided to start in the east of the island and work our way west. I was convinced that we would get a Puerto Rican Tody as our first endemic species while Mike was sure it would be a Puerto Rican Woodpecker.

East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry

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| Green Mini Vacation | There are muchos Puerto Ricos. Rain forest, karst or coastal plains? It has cities with colonial splendor and isolated villages where […] East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Puerto Rico Preserve Canceled

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Such is the current situation in Puerto Rico, once a place where environmentalists had thought they won a small victory. In 2007, a preserve was ordered to be created in northeastern Puerto Rico.

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Puerto Rico is a U.S.

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Searching for the Puerto Rican Parrot

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Way back in January Mike and I made a quick trip to Puerto Rico with the hope of cleaning up on all of the endemic species on the island. We saw a Puerto Rican Parrot ! We much more heard a Puerto Rican Parrot and saw a dark, bird-shaped, thing fly overhead.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

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Caribe Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico. Green Globe Certified in January 2009, this resort was also the 2008 winner of Green Hotel of the Year by the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association. InterContinental San Juan, Puerto Rico. | Green Travel News |.

Filling the Gap Left By DeBooy’s Rail

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During the legendary, lost ‘ Puerto Rico Month ‘ on this blog, a Puerto Rican endemic was mentioned that no 10,000 Birds reader, and in fact no living birder, will ever add to their life lists. It is now believed to have been a fairly common resident of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands until the arrival of the first humans when it went the way of most flightless easy to catch island birds immediately after the arrival of man.

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

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Austria, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and a brief visit to California have kept me in new birds and it has been wonderful. At Forest Park on Good Friday I caught up to a Red-breasted Nuthatch and got to watch and digiscope it as it foraged through the understory.

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Summer Books for Kids (and the rest of us)

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Deep cobalt blue wings, dreamy turquoise skies, hints of scarlet red over white curves, the browns, yellows, and pinks of people within gray-green-darker-green rain forests. Parrots Over Puerto Rico is a wonderland of colors and shapes. The story of the Puerto Rican Amazon, also known as the Puerto Rico Parrot, Parrots Over Puerto Rico is illustrated with deeply hued collages created by Susan L.

Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part Two: Mr. Wilson the Plover

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I was up and out of the house before dawn on Friday morning to get in a couple hours of birding in Forest Park before I had to drive Desi to school. Sadly, Forest Park was strangely devoid of migratory songbirds.

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The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and they are located in every state as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. For comparison , the System is much smaller than the Bureau of Land Management (about 247 million) and the Forest Service (192 million), but slightly larger than the National Park Service (80 million). Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon.

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

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This is a new chapter in a country famous for its lack of environmental protection; especially the accelerated deforestation which left the country with only 2% forest cover as of 2006. Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL.

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Parrots In Peril

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The Puerto Rican parrot is one of the most endangered bird species, with only 30-40 wild individuals. It is the only endemic parrot species in Puerto Rico – and the last surviving parrot in the US. Environment conservation population bottleneck Puerto Rican parrot

New Study: Coastal Nature Reduces Risk from Storm Impacts for 1.3 Million U.S. Residents

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Storm, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coral reefs and coastal forests turned out to provide the most protection.). Image credit: Jorge Rodriguez /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. Bob Lalasz directs science communications for The Nature Conservancy.

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Top 20 Urban Planning Successes of All Time

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Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri : Thanks to a city-wide effort involving both for-profit and non-profit partners, Forest Park was restored to the world-class stature it held nearly a century ago. Louis’s major cultural institutions as well as to some of the city’s oldest forested areas. Ponce Center City, Puerto Rico : A great grandson of Juan Ponce de León founded Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the end of the 17th Century. Written by L.G.

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Collaborative List 2017 – February

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Last year beats were being spotted way beyond their usual habitat with checklists shared from India, Puerto Rico and Israel. The life total has been pushed to 2724 by means of Corey’s meanderings and Pat ceaselessly bashing the forests of Costa Rica.

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Gaia Education

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It offers excellent examples of solar building design, micro-enterprise, large scale composting, food production, and regenerative hardwood forest management.

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