Chester Carr, a friend of mine from the Amazon has put together a great little video of our time there last year, it's well worth a look.
I'm not an avid bird watcher, more an interested observer, but in the space of a few weeks the scientific necessity of identifying and counting what we saw turned from a research theme to an obsession..
We visited the Amazon in the dry season. Every day the water levels in the lakes and rivers would drop several inches, as daytime temperatures soared to the high thirties..
For some reason, whenever I land back at London Heathrow it's always raining. Four days before I'd been trekking through dense rainforest, leaving behind me a science camp that had been home for the past month..