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In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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Murre Chicks!

Hello all. Hope the summer is treating you with some sun and outdoor adventures. Maybe even some birding time thrown in there as well. The month of June was an exhilarating time for the common murres as they toughed through holding their ground against eagles...

Nest Island Monitoring

A couple of days after returning from the Black Oystercatcher trip, I went out to Dusky Camp again to do Artificial Nest Island monitoring. The Artificial Nest Island Project was established in the 1984 on the Copper River Delta as a means to create more...

Earthquake in LA

This week Los Angeles experienced two earthquakes, one occurring on the Fourth of July and one the following day, on the fifth. The one on Fourth of July was said to be a foreshock with a magnitude of 6.2. It was centered in Ridgecrest, a...

Little Bird

A while back, I was in the field counting murre eggs and nests in windy conditions. The wind wasn't a problem or anything new; we avoid issues by ducking low to the ground to reduce the impact of the wind and stabilize the scope we...

Getting Your Beak Into Birding

Ranger Programs are going strong here at Cape Perpetua. Since we last worked on program development, I have actually developed a different program than the one I had originally planned. I am still hoping to develop my original idea, but for now, this new program...

The Bilingual Bridge

My two-week training in the Central Coast Ranger District concluded with me working at the Get Outdoors Day event held at the Peavy Arboretum of Oregon State University. This event is focused on encouraging healthy, active outdoor fun for all members of the community. I...

Why is Interpretation Important?

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."Baba Dioum, 1968 During the second week of training, we focused on the interpretive programs we will be doing throughout the summer. Interpretation...

Hello from Oregon!

My name is Brenda Ramirez and while I am in Oregon, I will be working as a Field Ranger for the US Forest Service in the Siuslaw National Forest! I arrived in Waldport where I met many kind and inspiring people from all over the...