Hi there!, mucho gusto

My name is Jhonnattan I was born in Colombia but I grew up in Ecuador. I consider myself lucky because I had the opportunity to grow up in such diverse countries, allowing me to appreciate the incredible biodiversity of the neotropics and the necessity of...

Life After an EFTA Internship

Hello! My name is Daniel Gomez, and I am an alumnus from the 2015 Environment for the Americas Shorebird Intern Program. As a child I was fortunate enough to have been raised close to the beach so I often found myself running in the sand...

#00 Hello World

Birds are fascinating creatures that have captured my attention for as long as I can remember, and it is great that I will be able to work with them as part of this program. There is such a rich diversity of sizes, shapes, colors, and...

Hello everyone

“Forged by Iron sands of Yucatan and blessed with the purity of a loving warrior's spirit by the rings of our great mother. There is much story and interest that I take but I'll list my favorites. I am proud wielder of the pen’s swiftness...

Propagation of Error and Confidence Intervals for Birds?

Science-based work isn't always fun. Often it can be tedious and time-consuming, so why do it? Well, because nothing is ever 100 percent, ever! So if your data looks perfect but your confidence interval is large, then you just got lucky collecting that set of...

New Confidence

Last summer I would have told you that I was going to finish my degree and then apply for graduate school to get my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. I still have that option, but that is not what I want now. This summer has changed...

This is Not Good-Bye

So, for the last week of my Environment for the Americas (EFTA) internship, I am reminiscing about the great times I have had, all the amazing things I did, and the wonderful people I have met. Outreach: My favorite thing about the outreach was seeing students...