Mudstomp!!

Hello everyone!! This week was particularly exciting because we had Mud-stomp- an annual event to help out the snowy plover! So a bit of background: the snowy plover is a smallish, chubby-looking bird with a short black beak,white underbelly , light tan coloration on the...

A Beautiful Backyard

    It’s really easy to come home from work and sit down to binge-watch shows. But this week I’ve started making more of an effort to NOT do that.   Behind our bunkhouse is the Sutton campground. Tuesday night we went on a short hike to see if...

Jack of All Trades

One of the things that drew me to this internship was the wealth of skills I knew I would develop. My site especially provides me both with in office and outdoor experiences. In the few short weeks I’ve been there, I have learned so many...

Everything BIG and small

This week, I feel like I became official! I was given a nametag for the Siuslaw National Forest that actually had my first and LAST name and a forest service badge! My uniform feels complete now. I spent the week up at Cape Perpetua learning...

SpectaBIRDlar Team work

  This week Alex and I started doing our shorebird surveys bright and early on Monday and Friday. We got to see a ton of our beautiful sharp-looking American Avocet birds, as well as greater yellow legs, long-billed dowitcher and last but not least our puffy...

Star Volunteer

On April 5, I had another shorebird survey with Tania Romero and a wonderful West LA college student volunteer, Dianna. She has help us before and this was her third time being with us. She has quickly learned to identify most shorebirds in a short...

Learning the Ropes of Environmental Education

This week we welcomed four new employees and a host! We also started education training for the upcoming grade school groups we are expecting. Our training focused on learning three education programs. These are "Tide Pool School" for K-3rd grade, "SeaCrets" for 4-5th grade and...