Shorebird Field Trips

Every day last week was filled with a shorebird field trip for fourth and fifth graders. The trips have been a great success with kids indulging in nature and showing off what they have learned so far from  previous lessons. [caption id="attachment_2509" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Bandon Marsh...

The Blanca Wetlands

The Blanca wetlands is an amazing place that is beautiful and some what prehistoric. I know this from working on the site for the third year now, being a bio-tech and rummaging through the ponds I have seen what lies beneath the water. Working for the Environment of the Americas,...

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

 Shorebird enthusiasts came together this past weekend in Cordova to celebrate the 23rd Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival. It brought together birders, photographers, artists and kids. Among the activities in the festival were guided bird walks, keynote speakers, kid’s activities, art shows, a Birder’s...

Presenting at the 15th annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2490,2489,2491,2493"] Stephanie and I were selected to present on Latinos & Conservation at the 15th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at the University of California-Davis. We were really busy this week researching for this presentation meanwhile conducting shorebird monitoring at our four sites....

Colorado Interns

I was thrilled to find out that Portland Torres was the new intern hired through Environment for the Americas to work alongside me at the Blanca Wetlands. I have known Portland for about a year now and he is absolutely an amazing person. I met...

My event in D.C. is tomorrow!

My International Migratory Bird Day event in Washington, DC is right around the corner! All our planning and preparation is finally going to unfold. We are proud to say that we have worked together as a team and accomplished a great deal. Outreach to the Latino...

Welcome to Newport Shorebirds!

[caption id="attachment_2321" align="aligncenter" width="560"] My first flock of peeps seen. Where? Those tiny golden dots! (Click on picture to enlarge)[/caption] After weeks of waiting impatiently to see a flock of shorebirds in Yaquina Bay, they have finally arrived! On Monday morning at 6:45 a.m, I got...

Presenting & Learning

I am happy to share that Hugo & I did a presentation at the 15th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at University of California- Davis focused on the disconnect between conservation and Latino communities in the United States. The symposium was student run and most of the...