Second to Last Community Update :(

Here's the latest update I wrote about the Common Murres at Yaquina Head: We had some exciting news this past Thursday we held the day-long Common Murre chick activity watch from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.! With the help of several volunteers and the lab crew,...

Guided By The Ocean

Our first guided bird hike is almost here! This week we are mainly focused on handing out all of our flyers for our event this Friday. We will be inviting guests to join us for a guided bird hike on the new birding trails and...

Making Pies Out of Mud

This week it seemed like we were tires in wet mud that could not get any traction. We were supposed to start macroinvertebrate samples on Monday, however after the time it took to try to find the protocol and all the equipment, we decided that...

Mellow and Peaceful

What a mellow week it was, the first of the entire internship! (Which would be due to my wisdom teeth being removed.) This gave me a great chance to work on translations and entering my Black Oystercatcher monitoring data. I have also begun researching sea...

Sometimes You Need A Break! And Where Is Sean?

I went on my first backpacking trip, and it was awesome. We had some friends who wanted to take us to Zapata Lake and we had a free weekend! We packed our gear and hiked up Saturday morning, learning how tough it is to haul...

Blanca Wetlands

This past week I visited our three interns from the Blanca Wetlands site. For those of you who don't know, Blanca Wetlands is located near Alamosa, Colorado, which is about a four-hour drive (NOT including dreadful traffic), from Boulder. And even though both towns are surrounded by...

When A Spruce Grouse Bathes, He Bathes

If you are a small bird and hear a giant roar of an unknown animal coming your way, you would think “Uh-oh, I need to hide fast!”  The Spruce Grouse mother and her six chicks did exactly what you'd expect when we approached in a...

Latino Conservation Week

This past weekend I worked with Lisa Cox to host our Latino conservation week event. Due to the fact that Lisa started a bit late on planning this event, we were both somewhat nervous about what the outcome would be. However, we had gotten some...