Chainsaw training!

Hello everyone! I had quite the experience this week pheww!! I did chainsaw training all week. For the first portion of the two days were in-class learning. We learned where every single screw goes into, the instructors went into deep details on how to do...

More Whoot-Whoot activities

Hi bird lovers, this whole week I got to learn a bunch from other departments such as law enforcement, wildlife, geology, cultural, fire, etc.. This week was orientation week for Alex and me. We also did some really fun outreach this week! We used a...

Lovely male American Bittern displaying

This week it was very short for me, given that Memorial day was on Monday, it was quite a nice camping weekend for me. I haven't camped in Gunnison, CO near the Blue Mesa Reservoir, until this weekend and it was gorgeous! I went mountain...

Partners in crime

Hello y'all! Welcome back to my humble fun blog site. For this week's activities, I had a different experience from every other week I've been on duty. Alex and I went to Ranger management allotments with the experts in each department such as, recreation, vegetation,...

Office, Office, Office, Office workload

Hello bird enthusiasts! On this past week we had pretty low key days, mostly a lot of office workload. On Monday, we have done our usual avian surveys with substantially less numbers since migration already happened 2 weeks ago here in Colorado. Besides that, I...

I am a Wootlover

Welcome back you bird-lovers, Pretty awesome week. I went to Sierra Grande middle school for science outreach, I first went to 6th graders classroom which they were a little chatty, however they were so eager to learn about our amazing shorebirds around the valley. We had...

A work in progress

One more week down in the books! Alex and I have been overwhelmed by all the shorebirds on sight in the Blanca Wetlands, it has been quite amazing diversity and numbers!! Alex and I got the opportunity to watch a Peregrine falcon in action diving...

How do you keep a turkey in suspense?

For this week's adventure we've got quite a bit of experiences on our side. On our bird surveys we have seen how the shore bird numbers have increased, specially American Avocets, by approximately 150 on each visit, other shorebird numbers have risen as well so...