One Man Sets Out to Make El Salvador a Birding Destination
One overlooked Central American country could draw birders with the help of an avian crusader.
Visiting and local birders alike can do their part for El Salvador's birds by participating in eBird. Komar serves as the eBird reviewer for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and has embarked on a personal quest to popularize the tool. "I love the idea that birders can be citizen scientists," he said. His great hope is to see thousands of people using eBird around the region. Though most eBird contributions currently come from visitors, Komar is promoting the tool locally through talks, demonstrations, and articles--and by nagging his friends. "Oliver is all the time like, Carlos! You need to put in your data, put in your data!" Funes says. "It's great that we have it now."