ARTIFICIAL CARIBBEAN MARTIN
NESTS AT TORTUGUERO LAGOON
In 2016, SOPI identified a lack of nesting places for Caribbean Martins in the area. As part of a collaboration between the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), SOPI's members and volunteers began installing artificial nesting structures. After the passage of Hurricane María, our team of volunteers reinforced the post holding the structures, and installed new artificial nests. This effort would not have been possible without the dedication and work of Sergio Colón, a founding member of SOPI, and the Camacho Brothers, who provided the heavy equipment that facilitated the work.