Six intrepid teams from Chan Chich Lodge, Gallon Jug, Belize City and Corozal battled showery weather for the 19th Gallon Jug Christmas Bird Count. Of course, this is way better than snow, like many CBC-ers experience in North America. While we don't have all the count results as yet, it seems likely the intermittent hard showers depressed bird activity overall. Bruce and I enjoyed our day tallying 69 species, which was on the low end. Above, Bruce, in a rare moment sunshine, at the Punta de Cacao Maya ruins near Gallon Jug.
Stay tuned for further results!