We have an extended period in the field in Ecuador studying manakin behavior each year. Ben spends Nov-Mar in the jungle at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station and Ignacio visited for 2 weeks in January. Lots of great science happening as Ben studies the behavior of the birds. Working with colleagues Brandt Ryder from the Smithsonian and Brent Horton from Millersville University is very productive as we all bring different skills to the same questions regarding manakin social behavior. We also have lots of fun in the field!