We walked the perimeter of the rookery this afternoon and were shocked by what we saw. So far, we had only seen the damage from our car as we drove to and fro. Please take a walk there as soon as you can: tomorrow if possible. It is important that we all see this.
Many thanks to those of you who contacted Salazar and took other measures to ensure the birds’ well being. Some of you are encouraged by Salazar’s quick reply that he is “committed to the safety and success of the bird sanctuary”. Others are quite skeptical. Our reactions and responses do not have to be the same. The important thing is that we have put on notice those directly responsible for the recent cuttings and prunings.
A Game Warden from TX Parks and Wildlife will be here next week to examine the damage.