- On January 8, 2018
Terry’s first foreign trip this year was to Northeast Brazil. (Karen had too much going on so she had to stay home.) It was wonderful to see the scores of endemic birds that are just hanging on in the region, sad to see this naturally arid environment ravaged by drought and agricultural practices.
With Karen again snowed under with work, Terry and his friend Jim Arneson took a two-week spring birding excursion to the Caribbean, stopping first in Jamaica, then in Puerto Rico. While the birds and the people were great, it is again sad to see the destruction wrought by the hurricane on Puerto Rico, recognizing the great fragility of these island environments, particularly in the wake of climate change.