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Big Day on a Tiny Island

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

The island of Tobago isn't the smallest in absolute terms, but it's pretty tiny at approximately 25 miles long and just under 7 miles wide at its widest point. For Global Big Day on May 14th, we decided we'd try our hand at birding as much of the island as possible.
Naturally, we headed into the rainforest at the crack of dawn. The temptation to begin in the wetlands in the southwest of the island was great, but the rainforest in the early morning has a magnetism I simply cannot resist.
From the roadway, the first eBird list began with birds we could only hear - Barred Antshrike , Crested...
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