Before wrapping up this year’s flamingo census, the team surveys wetlands at the base of Mt. Pissis, the third highest mountain in the Americas.
Dr. Felicity Arengo is the associate director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. This month, she is conducting a census of flamingo populations in remote regions of South America.
The ongoing census of South American flamingos shows that some remote sites are thriving, while others with industrial neighbors have disappeared.
As they set out to count every flamingo in an area of Argentina’s Catamarca Province, the team will be visiting 20 lakes in 10 days and counting by the thousands.