That Thing is Alive?!

There once was a chiton named "Gumboot" He was fuzzy, bright red and large And although he was slow, All the critters did know, He was truly the mollusk in charge This week I had quite few questions about gumboot chitons. Most visitors think that they are red rocks when...

Birds, birds birds!

Hello, once again Los Pajaro's! Things are starting to wind up and graduation is in sight...

Oregon Coast Diversity

Spring is here! Recently, every time we do our shorebird surveys we observe new species that use the Siuslaw National Forest beaches as stop over sites in their migration route to their breeding grounds in the North. Last week we made three extensive surveys at...

STICKERS!!

Wow I can't believe that it's almost here! Time seems to be speeding up and almost everyone seems to be in that need for speed mode. Can't blame them since this is our biggest event of the year. International Migratory Bird Day! I will soon...

Have you heard?

With the shorebird festival rapidly approaching and a bunch of field work creeping up right behind it, the Forest Service is buzzing with activity! New faces are arriving everyday as the office and the town starts to come alive for the summer. The fishermen, cannery...

Conservation Art Show

It was a very eventful week, but relaxing at the same time. Okay, Joshua Tree post is postponed, but I will get there and talk about it eventually...

Smokey came to town

I can’t believe that it has already been a month and a half since I have arrived to the Central coast of Oregon. It has been amazing learning about the Siuslaw National Forest and all that inhabits it. It has been fun getting to learn...

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...