The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
The islands were purchased by the United States from Denmark in 1916. It is the fairest, most inclusive, and simplest option that could be adopted, and it is consistent with the addition of Hawaii. I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. That post led to a spirited discussion on the ABA Facebook page. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S.