Fieldwork from 51° South

I just returned from two months on Saunders Island, Falklands, where I was researching striated caracaras, a near-threatened bird of prey found only in these islands and in the coastal fringes of extreme South America. Read more about our work on these posts I wrote for the Hawk Mountain website and the Vulture Chronicles blog: […]

W4 White loafing with unbanded adult


Homecoming to California

We returned to Quito on a Sunday morning and immediately began planning for our departure to Colombia. With only three weeks left before needing to return to California for work, we’d decided to bus north past the border so we could start in the thick of it. Our Lonely Planet Colombia suggested we reference state […]

After a major gather, the sheep are being sorted to be shipped to the abbatoir

From Incan Ruins to British Overseas Territories

After returning to Quito from Ingapirca, we spent a day packing and visiting with our hosts and now dear friends before setting off for our fieldwork off the southeast tip of South America. Sadly, our bikes had to stay in Ecuador this time! We flew into Santiago a day early, so we wouldn’t miss the […]