|Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Jose, Sep 19, 2017|
|Elfin Woods Warbler, Bosque Estatal de Maricao, Puerto Rico, Dec 3, 2016|
|Adelaide's Warbler, Ceiba-Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico, Dec 2, 2016|
Hurricane Maria should continue off to the northwest and then north hitting the Turks and Caicos and southern Bahamas which may impact a number of migrant warblers including the endangered Kirtland's Warbler that winters in the area.
The hurricane season is not yet over and there is certainly a chance of additional storms to impact the area but hopefully the worst is behind them. The birds here have evolved with the existence of hurricanes but the difference is that habitat destruction and reduction due to human development and a variety of other human involved issues have moved ever smaller populations into smaller areas making the birds less able to recover from the storms. In addition the storms have continued to become stronger and more frequent as the climate continues to change due to global warming.
What can you do to assist?...you can always make a donation to Birds Caribbean to assist those that will be on the front line assisting the birds that made it though. Link here: Birdscaribbean-Hurricane-Relief