We Found Eggs!

Since we started our internship back in March, we have been closely monitoring Black Oystercatchers. Depending on the tides, Hugo and I would go out to the rocky intertidal in search of the bird. In the beginning, we would try to identify couples, or single...

From Shorebird to Tide Pool Programs

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2708,2709,2710,2711,2712,2713,2717,2716,2715,2714"] It has been nice to lead educational programs everyday last week. I like the interaction with students of different grade levels and the teaching experience I am gaining as well. The Shorebird Sister Schools Program always involves fourth and fifth grade and with...

Northern migration along the Pacific Flyway: Week 10

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2629,2630"] Stephanie Aroche and I started doing shorebird surveys in Monterey, CA in mid-March. Since then we have seen significant numbers of shorebirds at all of our surveying sites. The Parson’s Overlook surveying site was one of the sites with the largest quantity and...

Outreach Success in Colorado!

I am excited to share that Portland & I did our first educational outreach program and it was a success! We went to Centennial Elementary School in San Luis, Colorado and presented to the grades K-6th. For the younger grades we prepared a shorebird identification powerpoint and...

Shorebird Surveys in the Copper River Delta

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2604,2600,2603,2601,2544"] My intern colleagues have been conducting shorebird surveys along the Pacific Flyway in shorebird wintering grounds from California to the Oregon coast for the past weeks. In the recent weeks they have seen less shorebirds at their survey sites. This is because those...

IMBD at Yaquina Head!

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area celebrated IMBD by giving a free day for visitors and provided several activities throughout the day. For the last three weeks in the midst of tide pool and shorebird programs, surveys, and lab work; I was in charge of planning...

Shorebirds went north: time for nature walks with MERITO students

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2561,2560,2557,2559,2558"] Northern migration of shorebirds along the pacific flyway is coming to an end in the Monterey County. We are on our 9th week of doing surveys and it has been a very interesting experience to watch the shorebirds come in to feed and...

Community Outreaching

Portland and I start out community outreach this week. In one week we are scheduled to work with eight different youth groups all between the ages of 5 and 12! Today we worked with two different youth groups. We took one group out to the...