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“Forged by Iron sands of Yucatan and blessed with the purity of a loving warrior's spirit by the rings of our great mother. There is much story and interest that I take but I'll list my favorites. I am proud wielder of the pen’s swiftness...

Propagation of Error and Confidence Intervals for Birds?

Science-based work isn't always fun. Often it can be tedious and time-consuming, so why do it? Well, because nothing is ever 100 percent, ever! So if your data looks perfect but your confidence interval is large, then you just got lucky collecting that set of...

New Confidence

Last summer I would have told you that I was going to finish my degree and then apply for graduate school to get my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. I still have that option, but that is not what I want now. This summer has changed...

This is Not Good-Bye

So, for the last week of my Environment for the Americas (EFTA) internship, I am reminiscing about the great times I have had, all the amazing things I did, and the wonderful people I have met. Outreach: My favorite thing about the outreach was seeing students...

The End Is Just the Beginning

It is crazy to think that my time with Environment for the Americas is coming to an end. I don't know what I will do without all my shorebird friends. As I have said in previous blogs, this experience has been wonderful. I have learned...

Break’s Over!

It's hard to believe that working for the summer would be a break but it was, but phasing back to school has been been rough. I am in my final year of school and, although I am not taking that many credit hours, the classes...

#NAOC2016

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to attend the 2016 North American Ornithological Conference. Birders from around the world migrated here to Washington, D.C. and presented posters, set up exhibits, listened to key speakers, and gave hundreds of presentations. It was nice to be...