Embarking On A New Adventure

Before heading to Alaska, I arrived in San Diego, California for shorebird training. The week was full of skill building, adventure, friendship, and fun! It was great to finally meet the other interns and spend a week together learning about shorebirds and bonding. We all...

Visiting the Site

The first week after coming back from the training in San Diego has passed, and I am grateful to have been part of it. It was great meeting all the interns that were very friendly and share similar interests. It is sad that we only...

Engaging with Wildlife

Preparing for this internship has been exciting and educational. I feel as though I’ve been learning a lot within a short period of time and it’s been extremely rewarding. Aside from learning about shorebirds I have also been trying to fully immerse myself with knowledge...

The success to Bird Bootcamp

“A bird sitting on a branch is not afraid of the branch breaking,because its trust is not on the branch but on its wings.” -unknown. A quote that not only gave me the courage not only to apply for this opportunity, but also helps me...

Shorebird Bootcamp

What a week!!  Yesterday concluded our week-long, intensive shorebird internship training and it was a blast.  A very tiring, jammed-pack, knowledgeable blast.  The week began for my two supervisors, Natasha and Sue, and me the Sunday before training (Feb 23).  Before all the other interns...

EFTA goes Wild

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. -Albert Einstein Last week, I was able to attend the 2014 Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual winter meeting in Fort Collins, CO. [caption id="attachment_4215" align="alignleft" width="223"] Official name-tag![/caption] Being able to attend this meeting gave...

A Sneak Peek at the World of Birding

-by: Karina Garcia, 2014 Monterey Intern On February 4, 2014 Carlos and I were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the world of birding with help from last year's Monterey intern, Hugo Ceja. [gallery type="square" ids="4184,4182,4185,4186"] After meeting Hugo and some quick introductions, we made our way to...

Preparing for EFTA training

With the new year underway, Environment for the Americas has been busy with the hiring process of all the new interns for our field sites in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Alaska.  We have a great team of interns this year and each intern's bio is...