A Birds Perspective

On my walk on Venice Beach, while surveying for Least Terns I imagined myself as a Crow, patiently flapping my leathery black wings above the sandy beach. It is cold and still cloudy out so not many humans were out and about but as they...

Lovely male American Bittern displaying

This week it was very short for me, given that Memorial day was on Monday, it was quite a nice camping weekend for me. I haven't camped in Gunnison, CO near the Blue Mesa Reservoir, until this weekend and it was gorgeous! I went mountain...

BLOYS and more BLOYS!!

Hello birders (and those just starting) xD This week was really jam-packed, from finishing up filming with Jayme to kayaking and getting to some great disturbance surveys for Black oystercatchers! (Which is my concentration for this blog!) :) A week or so ago I went out with...

Natural Distractions

There are more sunny days these past two weeks than there were in all of March, April, and May combined. The coast has changed, but the beauty of the oceans and the beaches continues. We set up hammocks on our back deck (5 so far)....

Where-O-Where

Hello my fellow bird-brains! Man time is flying! I feel like I just did one of these blogs yesterday! Well work is starting to pick up and Snowy and my scheduled is BOOKED for the next week! This week we were able to get our hands...

Get Outdoors!

National Get Outdoors day is an annual event to promote healthy and active outdoor fun all across the United States! This is it’s tenth year and it is still going strong. On June 3rd, the OSU Research Forest in Corvallis, Oregon held their GO day...

IMBD: The Re-Up

As you know, I attended International Migratory Bird Day at the National Zoo. On top of all the exciting education programs we had at ECC, I also got to attend two more IMBD events!! One was a reception at the national zoo and the other...

I Already Miss Them

On May 26, Friday afternoon was the West LA commencement for the citizen science program. They had completed half a school year in this program, mainly meeting at Kenneth Hahn recreational state park, learning about citizen science and doing restoration work. They also graciously volunteered...