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The Joy of Children

         “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating  curiosity,  he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” There is nothing better than seeing a child's face light up with pure...

Outreach’s Finest Moments

Monday was consumed with lots of DIRT! I drove our mud-filled vehicle down to La Jara and took 4 hours to clean it. I have never seen a vehicle packed with as much dirt as that one, but it was definitely fun and hard work....

Declining Numbers

This week I have noticed a great reduction in the number of shorebirds at the survey site. It has been two surveys in a row that there have not been as many birds as I'm used to seeing. I am wondering if it is just...

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This is my first reported estimate of shorebirds. Of course, I've counted before; take a finger and number off how many individual Whimbrels are picking through the mud, take note of the two Yellowlegs just hanging out in between the flock, and you're good. But estimates?...

Earth Day & International Migratory Bird Day

How are you celebrating Earth Day?  Millions of people around the country and world today are celebrating our planet by simply appreciating nature by going outside or recycling.  We here in the Environment for the Americas office (along with all the interns across the country),...

Spring in Alaska

I have never lived in a place that allowed me to experience seasons like I am in Alaska. My environment is constantly changing. I witnessed winter, and now it really feels like spring is here! The grass and flowers are beginning to emerge; everything is...

Spring Clean-Up At Elkhorn

This weekend on April 19th I participated in a spring clean-up around the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. While it was not at the reserve itself, it was a community clean-up co-sponsored by the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Volunteers from both nearby and...

Shorebird Migration In full Swing

More and more shorebirds are arriving by large numbers to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and to a couple other of our survey locations. Jerry Road is one of my favorites because its where we are able to see a bigger diversity of shorebirds from Black-bellied...