Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Working Together at the Reserva Privada Zorzal in the Cordillera Septentrional
Chris Rimmer and Juan Carlos Martinez-Sanchez spent the past 4 days on Reserva Privada Zorzal in the Cordillera Septentrional. We're setting up a long-term monitoring program for Bicknell's Thrush and other forest birds on this 1100-acre private reserve, the first ever established in the DR. Longtime Dominican ornithological colleagues Jesus Almonte and Ivan Mota joined us - they'll conduct field surveys beginning next winter. We also trained two park rangers who will help them. Remarkably, we mist-netted 3 Bicknell's Thrushes in the exact same site where we banded one bird a year ago.