BRAZIL PANTANAL, ROBERT RIDGELY AUGUST 2014
Dear Xavier and all the Pantanal gang,
I am in the midst of a marathon work session working with Guy and others on the "Mata Atlantica" book, with only short opportunities available for email, but wanted to let you, Xavier, know how much I appreciated all the hard work you did in organizing this trip for us, especially in sorting out those first days in Brasilia and getting us to that great new area outside of the city with the manakin and the jacamar. And I will never forget that glorious view out over the marshlands from the tower looking toward the throngs of herons and ibis at the rookeries.
It was fun being with you all, and the trip was wonderful. Great memories for everyone, including me. May the jaguars and the macaws thrive there forever!