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The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.
Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.
Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.
El Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales, junto con el Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre, la Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña Inc. (BirdLife en Puerto Rico), y el Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, colaboraron en un proyecto con el fin de erradicar la rata negra (Rattus rattus) en la Isla de Cardona y en el Cayo Ratones, al sur de Ponce.