Mike Saunders is a biologist studying bird mating habits in the far north. While he works in the field, he frequently sees poachers trying to steal young birds from the nests. They can sell them in exotic pet shops and get lots of money for this illegal trade. Mike gets very frustrated about this. He wants to protect them, but the poachers are very dangerous. If they just see Mike, he could be in danger. It is getting more difficult to do his research, and Mike is considering changing his research because of this. It is something he does not look forward to.