AOS & BC Conference T-shirt design spotlights endemic birds of Puerto Rico

Link to order coming soon!

We’re excited to present the T-shirt design for the AOS & BC 2022 Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer. This year’s design was conceptualized by Gabriel Lugo, past president of the Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI) and tour guide for Wildside Nature Tours, Inc., and features the endemic birds of Puerto Rico in gorgeous illustrations rendered by renowned Cuban artist and friend of BirdsCaribbean, Arnaldo Toledo.

Learn more and view photos and a video about the design process and creative development of this beautiful garment in a blog post on the BirdsCaribbean website.

Endemic birds of Puerto Rico design for AOS & BC 2022 Conference T-shirt. By Arnaldo Toledo.

The 17 endemic birds of Puerto Rico depicted on the T-shirt are:

  • Llorosa de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus)
  • Pájaro Bobo Mayor de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus vieilloti)
  • Mucarito de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Screech Owl (Megascops nudipes)
  • Cotorra (Iguaca) de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata)
  • Comeñame de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Melopyrrha portoricensis)
  • Mariquita de Puerto Rico — Yellow-Shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus)
  • Carpintero de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Woodpecker (Melanerpes portoricensis)
  • Reinita Mariposera — Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae)
  • Reinita de Bosque Enano — Elfin-woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae)
  • Reina Mora de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis)
  • San Pedrito de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus)
  • Zumbador Verde — Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis)
  • Zumbadircito de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Emerald (Riccordia maugaeus)
  • Juí de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Flycatcher (Myiarchus antillarum)
  • Bienteveo de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri)
  • Guabairo de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Nightjar (Antrostomus noctitherus)
  • Calandria de Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican Oriole (Icterus portoricensis)

T-shirt Pre-Orders

Artist Arnaldo Toledo at work.

All of the proceeds from T-shirt sales for the AOS & BC 2022 Conference will go towards funding travel scholarships for Caribbean nationals to attend the conference. A link to pre-order T-shirts will be available soon.

Acknowledgments: We are grateful to Gabriel Lugo for conceiving this T-shirt design and sharing the artwork with us for our upcoming AOS & BC 2022 Conference, and to Arnaldo Toledo for allowing us to be the beneficiaries of his wonderful artistic talent and hard work. Visit our Field Trips information page for details about this year’s Field Trips, being organized in part by Wildside Nature Tours, Inc.

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