The fall 2011 field season of Crossing the Caribbean has been truly fascinating. Aside from our usual monitoring stations in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are working for the first time in the fall in the Tacarcuna Reserve in Sapzurro in the Darién of Colombia.
Migration through the Darién has been amazing so far and we have already recorded more than 300,000 birds moving over our study area and captured over 1,000 migrants in the banding station! Highlights have included the capture of a Cerulean Warbler, over 70 Canada Warblers banded and close to 90,000 Broad-winged Hawks recorded overhead.
Much more information and updates from the team in the field can be accessed through our project blog here.