Have a Question?
Q: How do you work with your guides in a place like New Guinea?
A: My field guides set off into the jungles with bows, arrows, and an axe. That's all they need to eat, make a fire, and build a shelter.
I'm totally dependent on them when we go out into the field. They know which trees to touch, how to build a fire in the pouring rain. I'm their guest, and they are the most important part of the research team. I learn more from them than I do from the bird books.