• How the Puerto Rican Parrots Survived the Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season

    3 years ago - By All About Birds

    From the Winter 2018 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now .
    Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through Puerto Rico in September. In addition to tremendous damages for the people of the island, the storms dealt a major blow to efforts to restore populations of the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot.
    Maria's sustained winds, exceed­ing 100 miles an hour, leveled much of the rainforest in the mountainous El Yunque National Forest at the eastern, windward end of the island, where a flock of 56 parrots lived.
    Biologists are still searching the jum­ble of downed trees at El Yunque, “but the...
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