Laura Browning (05), who studied writing in MAPH, was recently hired as a senior conservation writer by The Nature Conservancy, which promptly shipped her off to Panama. From the edge of the jungle she writes:
I got up this morning at 5:45, did yoga on my sleeping porch, and then met the rest of the early arrivers in the lobby at 6:30. We met up with a guy named Hernan who is apparently the best birder in all of Panama–and I have no doubt after what we saw this morning: Keel billed toucans, three or four kinds of red headed woodpeckers, trogans, and lots of North American migratory birds. Oh yes–and we heard howler monkeys.