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.
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.