This is the end….

Wow! I can't believe my time is up. These five months went by really fast!! I can honestly say I have learned a lot and gained a lot of experience that others can take years to gain. I am so thankful to everyone that made...

Rainy Bird Walk…

Being from Southern California we rarely get any rain…especially because we have been in a drought for quite some time. When preparing for my bird walk I prepared by thinking to myself about how many people might attend, what to talk about, and which trail...

Natural History Museum

Last week we had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes-experience with the Ornithology department at the Natural History Museum, which is one of my FAVORITE museums here in Los Angeles. Every time I go, I HAVE to check out the their bird room, and I...

What I have learned so far…

Wow, only one more month to go and this internship will come to an end. * Will my business cards still count?* hahaha. Having a week off in San Francisco I had sometime to reflect of the last few months, so I thought I would...

All About the Least Terns

Here is a recap for these last few weeks… These past weeks have been all about the Least Terns. Monitoring is well on the way, and I just fall in love more and more with the Least Terns. I will admit the sound that the Royal Terns...

Environmental Educator

Growing up I knew I wanted to teach and help others, but I never really wanted to be a teacher per se. The idea of being stuck in a  classroom day after day for 8 hours straight is just tiring to me (no offense to...

High School and Dolphins :O

This week I had the pleasure of doing a presentation at my high school about Environment for the Americas and what our internship is all about. A lot of the students seemed quite interested in the work we are doing and what EFTA stands for....

One Survey Ends, Another Begins

As Carlos and I are nearing towards the end of our shorebird surveys at Ballona Creek, and our numbers have drastically dropped from an average of 300 hundred to just about 30 shorebirds!! I guess our fellow intern, Erica, who is in Alaska has received...