Earth Day Celebration at Watsonville

Hello everyone: I wanted this blog to be about one event that is increasing in importance; Earth day. (Yes, I'm pretty sure you have either heard or even joined in earth day marches, and I think in their own way, different organizations are committed to...

Tour down Elkhorn slough! *(Plus newbies!)

Hello! This week was pretty busy with shorebird surveys and getting ready for Team Ocean!! Updates on surveys; this week was busy and full of excitement, especially in North Marsh!! A flock of semi palmated plovers flew in during Thursday's survey, and was thrilled since it...

Mudstomp!!

Hello everyone!! This week was particularly exciting because we had Mud-stomp- an annual event to help out the snowy plover! So a bit of background: the snowy plover is a smallish, chubby-looking bird with a short black beak,white underbelly , light tan coloration on the...

Invitation (Invitacion) a la Reserva Elkhorn Slough

Hello, everyone!! :) This week I wanted to do something a bit different, so here's a poem and hope y'all enjoy!! It is a place where habitats surely intertwine; where wildflowers of all colors delight and meet the eyes, The shade the oaks provide, is something of a...

Bird Stars: Return of the Interns

Hello everyone! This week I was blessed enough to meet up with two wonderful previous EFTA interns whom I had the pleasure to survey with! I met up with Daniel (previous Monterey intern from two years ago) this past Thursday and we surveyed all the...

Excitement in the air!

This was my introductory week at both Elkhorn slough and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). I have to admit I was extremely excited beforehand but actually being there gave me such a sense of awe,accomplishment, excitement and a greater eagerness to start working. Everyone...

San Diego: Beginning of my Milestone Journey

As I boarded the plane I wasn't sure what to expect; a week later I was leaving with mixed feelings of sadness and excitement. Why? I would miss the amazing people I had come to meet and connect with, but I was more excited than...