Conservationists Excited to Find Surviving Barbuda Warblers on Devastated Island

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The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria is slow and painful. All over the Caribbean there are small, human struggles going on. While the situation on islands such as Puerto Rico remains deplorable and very worrying, there are small, bright lights of hope. One is from BirdsCaribbean, which today reported (with some joy) that the tiny, fragile Barbuda Warbler – which lives only on that storm-blasted island – has been found by excited local conservationists. Here is the press release, which you can also find on the BirdsCaribbean website here. And watch out for more news about our birds, soon!

Conservationists Excited to Find Surviving Barbuda Warblers on Devastated Island

September 27, 2017— On Wednesday, September 6, Hurricane Irma engulfed the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda with 185 mph winds, leaving most of the population homeless and a landscape ravaged by wind and surging waves.

Since the storm passed, the…

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