This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will keep get you snapping photos and recording bird sounds. Every time you take a photo or hold out a microphone, you’re creating an incredibly powerful piece of data. Media help document records, provide resources for learning and education, and also pave the way for future eBird and birding tools like Merlin Photo ID. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 or more eligible checklists in September containing at least one rated photo or sound. Checklists must be for observations during this month; not historical checklists entered during September. Winners will be notified by the 10th of the following month.
The coast of the Maule Region can be divided into three zones. The first is circumscribed around Reloca River mouth, south of the Maule river. The other two, north of it, is first divided into a group of coastal lagoons in the northern end of the region, which are included Lake Vichuquén, Laguna Torca, Agua Dulce and Laguna Lagua The Coipos. Finally, the third zone, and perhaps most important about the diversity of bird life (as well as the number of specimens), corresponds to a stretch of more than 40 kilometers between the rivers Maule and Mataquito, predominantly in the large dunes and coastal wetlands.