Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The next two posts or so will be part of a recap of the Eleuthera trip. What strikes me most from this visit is the amazing rusticity of the island. The inland areas, with their ancient mahogany trees (correct me, phylo police) and inpenetrable scrub, are as spectacular as the endless azure vistas of the shoreline areas. This was an incredibly successful birding trip. With even a minimal time investment, we could have seen a lot more. Note in the video above that the caribbean coot mention is incorrect--they can only still be found in small populations elsewhere in the West Indies.