Dr. Felicity Arengo is the associate director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. This week, she is heading out to conduct a census of flamingo populations in remote regions of South America.
With four weeks of fieldwork behind us, our team had become a fine-tuned machine.
On Gaua Island, the team sets up camp with the help of a local guide, spots Palm Lorikeets, and takes a tour of an active volcano.
After a warm welcome in the village, the team faced constant dehydration and mounting bug bites in the field—but made a new canine friend, too.