Large numbers of shorebirds are starting to arrive as we proceed; shorebirds by the thousands are making their appearance in Elkhorn Slough. I can’t believe how much of a bird expert I am becoming , I could now easily identify almost all of them without resorting to my bird guide. More than a couple of times, I’ve encountered curious people who will ask me about a certain bird, giving me vague descriptions and characteristics, and I am able to pin-point what kind of bird they are referring to. I am very excited about this week coming up because my fellow intern, Karina, and I plan to do an outreach presentation this Wednesday the 16th of April. It will take place at a local gym, and it will help involve the community in different outdoor activities. The majority of members are Hispanic, making it an excellent opportunity to present Environment for the Americas and the Elkhorn Slough reserve.