Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria
JANUARY 8, 2019
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. These hurricanes prompted a personal interest in the impact of hurricanes on birds, so I did some research, which ultimately led to an article in the April 2018 issue of Birding magazine. One bold celebratory move would be to expand the ABA Area to include Puerto Rico and the U.S.