06 Curiouser and Curiouser

Despite the lack of shorebirds, the little town of Cordova is chugging along just fine. I still wonder about the shorebirds every so often and to add fuel to the fire, the same birder who spotted the greater yellowlegs reported sighting some lessers as well!...

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DATE: 15APRIL2017 TIME: 1428 LOCATION: CORDOVA, AK SITUATION: NO CHANGE UPDATES: NONE . . . DESCRIPTION: [caption id="attachment_13113" align="alignright" width="300"] Fig1. Ravens pretending to be distracted[/caption] It's been a month since I washed up here in Alaska. I've been waiting to catch a glimpse of a shorebird but I haven't seen a single one in...

04 (Yellow)Leg Day

The survey spots for my site all lie southwest of town and getting to them is quite the scenic trip. A long winding path down Whitshed road offers some great views on the way out to the famous Hartney Bay. The main staging site in...

03 Work Hard, Play Hard…er!

Spring is slowly moving into Cordova and very soon everything is going to start ramping up. These past couple of days we have had quite the snowfall and it will probably be some of the last good powder before rain starts to take over. Being...

02 The Handover Part II

After wrapping up the training in San Diego, I came right to Alaska to start my internship. It still amazes me that through this internship with EFTA I have this great opportunity to work with the Forest Service in Cordova. As soon as I got...

#00 Hello World

Birds are fascinating creatures that have captured my attention for as long as I can remember, and it is great that I will be able to work with them as part of this program. There is such a rich diversity of sizes, shapes, colors, and...