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.
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.