Thursday, October 14, 2010


So, hundreds of thousands birds are not enough? What about ONE MILLION of them? During tonight's Panama Audubon Society (PAS) monthly meeting (and on its facebook page) it was announced that they reached today more than one million migrating raptors for this season... ONLY after 14 days and ONLY over the Ancon Hill in Panama City!!! To be more exact, they reached the amazing count of 1,062,204 birds, most of them Turkey Vultures, Broad-winged and Swainson's Hawks. This is the first time that they reached the one-million mark for a season so quickly. During the meeting, they also presented the educational material that they give for free at the counting sites to anyone interested, like this poster featuring Swainson's Hawks (in spanish, in colaboration with BirdLife International, among other organizations), describing how important is to preserve the habitat that these hawks use during the migration. Congratulations guys!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment