El Salvador has been surprise after surprise. The heat more than anything else. Much hotter than I expected and I'm not sure how that's going to work out for me. The other surprises though came in the shape of birds. Within the first hour after landing I saw 2 new species of doves just outside of the airport - inca dove and ruddy ground dove. Great tailed grackles were inside the airport and I saw a peregrine falcon flying over the runways as we were getting on the bus to go to our hotel in San Vicente. Then I was further surprised by social flycatcher and black vulture seen from a landing in the hotel. If the work goes as well as the birding we are in for an incredible time. Thank God for all His wonderful surprises.