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Nature Reserve & Biological Station

  • Writer's pictureNicole

A rainy bird count in the reserve

The bird count in our reserve this year was rather a rainy one. Too bad, given that we even got supported by the local authorities this time. The current mayor likes to promote ecotourism in the area and therefore friends from the Milpe area had asked for support at the municipality of San Miguel de Los Bancos. Thus we were offered promotional materials for our count. A few days before the actual count we met again with the oficials who gave us T-Shirts, hats and water bottles for 30 participants.

Meeting with oficials at municipality of Los Bancos

Promotional material was handed out

Together with some friends of our count circle we had organized 15 different count routes. We tried to cover a wide range of areas and altitudes to count as many species as possible. Five of the routes covered the reserve, three neighboring properties, and a part of the road to Las Tolas. The other routes were located on the other s