Field research for the book, Where have all the birds gone? took John Terborgh and I all over northern Peru and Ecuador, mist-netting birds. On a bumpy road that leaned against the flanks of the Andes, and finally leveled out in the high altiplano, I got my first view of Chimborazo, a mountain that would play a big part in my life. These were my field notes from that day...
Linking ecology with adventure for the explorer in all of us