‘What those crazy birding trips are like’
I just flew back from a birding trip to Brazil, and boy are my arms tired.
People often ask me what these trips are like. Well, here’s how I often describe them. Picture yourself thrown together with eleven random strangers from all walks of life. For several days you spend nearly every waking moment with these people.
You eat every meal together, you take breaks together, you even spend the night together. (Well, sort of.) You consult, you deliberate, you draw conclusions.
You form bonds and promise to stay in touch. Then, when it’s all over, you go home — and never see each other again. Jury duty, right?