Nimbokrang – West Papua – Chasing Dinosaurs

On our flight over to Nimbokrang after the Arfak Mountains, Stephan and Ross prepped Claudia and myself by basically saying how miserable Nimbokrang would be. Apparently the birding is done while walking along muddy, swampy trails that are infested with an abundance of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and weather consisting of extreme heat and 100% humidity. Hell … Continue reading Nimbokrang – West Papua – Chasing Dinosaurs

The start of our trip – Northeast Brazil – March 2-6, 2017

With a break from school in March, Ross immediately decided he wanted to spend this uniquely long amount of time off (~4 weeks) visiting a mega diverse country full of extremely threatened birds. A place where almost every birding report paints a sad picture and usually reads something like "...go now because pretty soon there will be no forest left … Continue reading The start of our trip – Northeast Brazil – March 2-6, 2017

The Caribbean – Our Dominican Republic Adventure – March 15-20, 2016

With incredible natural beauty, top resorts, golf courses, and beaches, it’s no surprise that the Dominican Republic is the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean. But all of that tourist charm isn’t what drove Ross and I to spend more time in the Dominican Republic than any of our previous islands—it was the birds. … Continue reading The Caribbean – Our Dominican Republic Adventure – March 15-20, 2016

Part I of Peru – Cuzco and Machu Picchu – May 16-19, 2015

Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet and is extremely rich in bird diversity, boasting an impressive 1,808 species of birds, the third most species of any country in the world! The country is so rich in bird diversity that new species and subspecies are still being discovered! Peru has such … Continue reading Part I of Peru – Cuzco and Machu Picchu – May 16-19, 2015

Boliva Part III – That time we got stuck in a riot – May 10-11, 2015

Let me tell you a story about this one time in Bolivia... (Click here and here for the previous two segments of our trip!) We left Cochabamba on May 10 and headed to a very remote area of Bolivia, the small town of Inquisivi, using nothing but Bolivian public transportation. Our reason for visiting such … Continue reading Boliva Part III – That time we got stuck in a riot – May 10-11, 2015