I hope to chronicle the next year of my life on this blog, as it promises to be quite an adventure. I will be working at a school in a village for young Rwandans. While there is much for me to learn and share, I will be concentrating on three of my passions: birds, ecology, and sustainability.
Rwanda is about the size of Maryland. While Maryland has up to 429 species of birds in its territory, people in Rwanda have recorded anywhere from 675-720 species (depending on whose list you consult). I have seen in Israel some of the birds that migrate to Rwanda, but most are new species to me. In the next year, I hope to observe these birds perched in trees, singing in the bush, feeding in the lakes and wetlands, and flying overhead, or as you will hear me call out, “on the wing!”