In only a week I have go to two islands for songbird surveys, and I am overwhelmed by all the traveling that has to be done for these surveys. Although I don’t have wings, I kind of feel the hardship of traveling to so many different places by air. Shorebird surveys feels like a cakewalk compared to songbirds surveys, and there are so many changes in our schedule and where we have to be that it’s making my head spin. Nevertheless, I have gained so much valuable knowledge about songbird and vegetation surveys that will be a tremendous help in the future for applying to 20160609_125202 (1)graduate school and even a federal job. I have been told by all my supervisors, friends and co-workers on each island I have visited that I am so lucky to be a part of an internship like mine to travel to places even some of the locals who have been in Alaska for decades have never gone to.  It warms my soul to hear that, and I thank my family and all the people who made this possible. It never occurred to me that I would have such a great opportunity right after I graduated, and even more doors are opening for me from this internship. I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who has helped me thus far–my family, friends, Environment for the Americas, the U.S. Forest Service and everyone I have met in my adventure–and that none of this would have been possible without your support.


Kimmi Taylor · June 21, 2016 at 5:50 am

Janelle you are a blessing and a gift to these animals that you are finding, caring for and befriending! You have a gift my angel so continue to spread your beautiful wings and fly…let God guide you through your journey! You are a bright and radiating light; share it with all the people and animals that you meet 🙂

Kady · June 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Beautiful article- keep up the great work ????????

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