My event in D.C. is tomorrow!

My International Migratory Bird Day event in Washington, DC is right around the corner! All our planning and preparation is finally going to unfold. We are proud to say that we have worked together as a team and accomplished a great deal. Outreach to the Latino...

Countdown begins

Our IMBD Festival is only days away and our work for these days will focus on canvasing in different parts of DC and Virginia. We will be distributing flyers to different Latino restaurants, super markets, churches and community centers. This past week the interns from...

Birding in the city

[caption id="attachment_2214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kiddos from my activity showing off their artwork! They were really excited to learn about how to help save "pajaritos" (as they say).[/caption] I was very excited to have my first activity at an elementary school on Monday evening. Usually there are 12...

Preparing for IMBD

This past week was pretty busy over at the Forest Service Washington office, we accomplished a lot of what we had in our agenda. Following up with my International Migratory Bird Day committee meeting, I was able to request Woodsy The Owl mascot to make...

Everyday is a different challenge and adventure

I started out this week with an "All Hands Meeting" that is held every first Tuesday of the month with all the Watershed, Air, Fish & Rare Plants staff. I really enjoy participating in meetings with the rest of the staff because everyone is very...

78th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference

I had the opportunity to attend The North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Arlington, Virginia last week. This conference is coordinated and administered annually by the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI). Each year, the conference agenda is developed by a steering committee representing...

Spreading the word

[caption id="attachment_1604" align="alignnone" width="238"] Rock Creek Park ranger leading a bird hike behind the Nature Center. NPS Photo.[/caption] I am working with two interns  from the Smithsonian Bird Conservation program to promote Rock Creek Nature Center's International Bird Day Festival happening on Sat. May 11th.  We want the event...

Settling In

My experience this past week has been different from the rest of my fellow colleagues. On Tuesday instead of doing field work or bird surveys I was introduced to the US Forest Service staff in Arlington, Virginia. Instead of seeing bald eagles and shorebirds as...