This news just arrived from Patricia Gonzalez from the Global Flyway Network via fellow conservationist Charles Duncan from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. B95 has been spotted in New Jersey!!
“It is incredible! Were counted some 29,000 red knots in Delaware Bay and I was lucky that B95 decided to settle in front of me a few hours ago at 11:45 PM on the beach of Reed’s Beach, New Jersey.” –Patricia Gonzalez (Translated from Spanish)
Patricia Gonzalez is profiled in Phillip Hoose’s book Moonbird: On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 about the very bird that she spotted today.
From Charles Duncan on Patricia’s spotting:
“Not only was Patricia part of the team in Tierra del Fuego in 1995 when this bird was first banded –and at least 2 years old at the time–it was she who first suggested that this bird’s story is the one we needed to tell. I told Phil [Hoose] and he turned that idea in to a meticulously researched and beautifully written book.”
So many people including Charles and Patricia are responsible for the protection and education that has continued to protect the great survivor, B95. People across the globe will be celebrating this news tonight.