Bird by bird I’ve come to know the earth…Pablo Neruda
The name says it. Aves Caribe (The Caribbean Birding Trail) is all about birds. Birds serve as a pathway to nature, and delineate a trail to lead the adventurous to truths behind the obvious. Birds are colorful, active, gregarious, and engaging. Who can resist a tody?
Yet at times birds and language fail us. Biodiversity is a word stripped of poetry. We need to bring it alive. A scientist describes the feeding habits of the Hispaniolan emerald. Neruda celebrates the small bird on fire which dances out of the pollen.