Tyler Christensen, an ambitious yet somewhat rudderless 22-year-old, is still discovering his life path. Brushing aside his lack of a college degree or scientific credentials, Tyler travels to Costa Rica to undertake his own conservation-oriented research on tropical birds. From the cloud forests of Monteverde to the mangrove swamps of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tyler treks and hatches a plan to save the highly endangered mangrove hummingbird. Field Biologist presents the challenges facing biodiversity, including climate change and habitat destruction.

Directed by Jared Flesher.


Field Biologist

2014 US 55 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Family Friendly
Topic: Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Wildlife