To get to our field sites, we hire a taxi that picks up at 5am from town and drops us off at El Garrapatero. The taxi then picks us up at 11am in the field. By that time, we're tired, hot, and sweaty, and so we often wait for the taxi in the shade if we are a little bit early. Today, Coll found a motorcycle, and made every effort to purchase it, but we couldn't find the seller.
On our way back to town, our friends passed us in their taxi. They also work with finches, but are focused on the parasite Phylornis. They offered us a ride up to the research station, so we hopped into the back of the taxi.