Montgomery Bird Club
Daphne Gemmill will present “Report from Vieques: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on the Birds of Puerto Rico”. Daphne Gemmill, also known as the bird lady of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, studied the birds of Vieques Island for over 35 years. Returning to the island after Hurricane Maria, Daphne will report on her observations on the impact of Maria in 2017 as well as the future challenges associated with climate change on Vieques and other Caribbean Islands’ birdlife. Daphne Gemmill received the 2018 American Birding Association Ludlow Griscom Award for her work in Puerto Rico.