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.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Well we made it. What a beautiful country. The mountains are awesome and the countryside is so green. It is hot. Sweat is pouring off my face as type. Joy just walked up to me and told me she just watched a dog get hit by a car. That's our first weird story...sure there will be more. Dogs are everywhere here...as well as cows and horses. We should eat dinner soon and tomorrow we will meet the families. That should be awsome.