Long time Vieques winter residents and birding enthusiasts Richard and Peggy Puffer live in La Llave where the birding is excellent For the past several years, they have graciously volunteered to lead monthly bird walks for the Trust. Intrepid birders, Richard and Peggy have birded around the world, particularly in Central and South America and are very knowledgeable about the birds in Puerto Rico. They know when and where to find migratory and year-round birds on Vieques and can identify most birds by their call. On the walks for the Trust, they have lead birders from the dry scrub in La Llave to the lagoons near Sun Bay. Equipped with binoculars and spotting scope, they make sure that everyone clearly sees the birds, and they offer helpful hints to novices. Their walks have been rewarding for everyone.
Richard and Peggy’s friends, Dale and Priscilla Doucette, have attended many of the bird walks and will be leading the tours next year. Many thanks to Richard and Peggy for the volunteer work they have done for the Trust.