Traveling to our field site we literally take everything but the kitchen sink. Nothing like playing tetrus with bags of beans and backpacks to make a comfy bed for the next 18-22 hours

Everyone is pretty happy to take up the sun and get of the truck.  Nothing like birding along the river while taking the last leg to get to the field site

Everyone is pretty happy to take up the sun and get of the truck.  Nothing like birding along the river while taking the last leg to get to the field site

Home sweet home for the next 3 months! The kitchen and gear platform at Pantiacolla.

Home sweet home for the next 3 months! The kitchen and gear platform at Pantiacolla.

Of course what's a home without a home improvement project. Termites destroyed part of the traditional platform which means we had to improvise and take rocks from the river to make the foundation for a new platform.   

Of course what's a home without a home improvement project. Termites destroyed part of the traditional platform which means we had to improvise and take rocks from the river to make the foundation for a new platform.   

Finally we start some science. Here we are standardizing the protocol for the mist net crews (the folks who actually catch and band the birds with fine mesh nets).

Finally we start some science. Here we are standardizing the protocol for the mist net crews (the folks who actually catch and band the birds with fine mesh nets).

Yeah the seem cute, until they find out you have bananas at your camp. 

Yeah the seem cute, until they find out you have bananas at your camp. 

Seo capture's our essentials for a typical day at work.   All hail the mighty duct tape.

Docile but deadly. Nothing like seeing a beautiful coral snake while going to wash dishes. Very cool.

Aggressive but deadly. One of the field crews ran into this tree pit viper at leg height while on their way to find a flock at 4 in the morning.  Not cool.