A Different Point of View

It sprang,  suddenly, from the shadows of the rocks, camouflaged by the dull colors and depth of the granite. Baring its teeth, and making itself known, the colors a blur at its excitement. But a stranger in a land of solitude, an intruder upon the coast,...

GO TEAM OCEAN GO!!

Hello everyone! Well this week things weren't up and running; they were down and getting wet in the water!! This week was mostly monitoring BLOYs and about my first time doing some real outreach on the waters of Elkhorn slough! It started on Saturday, with a...

BLOYS and more BLOYS!!

Hello birders (and those just starting) xD This week was really jam-packed, from finishing up filming with Jayme to kayaking and getting to some great disturbance surveys for Black oystercatchers! (Which is my concentration for this blog!) :) A week or so ago I went out with...

Latinos Outdoors!

Hello everyone! Well this week was my official introduction to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and let me tell you, it was off and running! As soon as I entered the office, I met with Jayme Dittmar, a film maker from the University of...

Transferring between two worlds

But first, a cute video of a baby owl! [video width="360" height="640" mp4="http://www.avesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ips-873814E1-8EBA-4EC6-8E04-0593E22C26BC.mp4"][/video] (OK, one more)...

This week was truly eventFULL!!

Hello everyone! As summer approaches I can notice an increase in outdoor activities and public events, which means more outreach and exciting opportunities to talk about conservation and the slough! This whole weekend was filled to the brim with activities, specifically Youth Outdoor day on...

Take it outside!! (Literally)

Bon jour everyone! This week was especially busy at Elkhorn slough, with a participation in the open public event called Take it Outside California! This is actually a statewide invitation to participate in local events that occur outdoors and in nature; from picnicking to scavenger...

Team OCEAN and birds.. oh my!

New updates on our feathery friends at the Elkhorn slough Reserve! The female Great Horned Owl is busy right now with the birth of her baby chick!! I was just able to see the nestling owlet (white and fluffy and oh so cute!) before it...