We are saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 but thankful that members of the RSI team and their loved ones living in PR made it through the storm and are recovering. RSI team member Mike Braun is planning a March trip to resume the search for Red Siskins there with Brian O’Shea, of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Sergio Colon, of the Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (SOPI), and Jack Eitniear, from the Center for the Study of Tropical Birds. They will visit areas where the Red Siskin was reported in 1980s and several new sites based on compelling but unconfirmed reports over the past two years. Good luck team! Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI) is helping to make birders and others aware of this effort and to encourage all to report any sightings of Red Siskin to the RSI team.
↑Photography by: Jhonathan Miranda