Magellanic Plover - Pluvianellus socialis - Chorlo de Magallanes
After two days of unsuccessfully searching the windblown lagoons around Porvenir - shifting through hundreds and hundreds of Baird's Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpipers, and Two-banded Plovers - it was a great feeling to finally set eyes on the instantly recognizable subject of our quest, the mythical Magellanic Plover.
The persistence having paid off, Julio and I riffed endlessly on a clever comedy routine, the hilarious premise of which was we did not know the meaning of the words "quit" or "give up". Is "quit" a type of salad dressing? Is "give up" some new kind of foreign vegetable you buy in the grocery store but don't know how to cook? We had no idea. Even though this went on and on, Jodie still though it was really funny, evidenced by her eye-rolling and sighing.