I am flying up at 10,000 ft on the long leg between Louisiana and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. By my calculations, I will have left my house at 8:00am on Monday and will not arrive at our field site on the Fly River until late on Tuesday night – one week and a day later.

This year I will be working with two other researchers interested in the effects of hormones on color and behavior in the White-shouldered Fairywrens.


I am also planning on visiting the mountain village of Tari in the highlands where, if luck holds out, I’ll encounter some more King-of-Saxony Bird-of-Paradise! Come back for photos and mindless dribble from the field.