Black Oystercatchers

This past week I was out with Hugo, one of the EFTA interns from last year. We went out to monitor the Black Oystercatchers in Point Lobos were there are 6 of their nests. We spent about forty minutes at each nest site, looking closely for any distinctive behavior that Read more…

Bird Week

On Saturday May 18th Karina and I will be having our International Migratory Bird Day walk at the Elkhorn Slough reserve. This walk will be special because it will be a bilingual walk for both English and Spanish speakers. We have been handing out fliers to our local schools in our Read more…

Día Del Niño Outreach

Last week was El Día del Niño at Ramsey Park in Watsonville, CA.  This is an annual event to celebrate Earth Day. Karina and I, as well as our supervisor Amanda, participated in the event by setting up a table that included information about the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. We also Read more…

Shorebirds

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 Read more…

Migrating Shorebirds

It’s a little over our 4th week since we have been back from San Diego and I am finally feeling like a professional shorebird monitor.  I am really starting to notice the wider range of different species in our survey site.  Their numbers are becoming larger by the day, especially Read more…

Shorebirds are Arriving

It’s been three weeks since we had the training in San Diego and I am very amazed of how much I have been learning since. In the field  I have manage to accurately identify each shorebird with its proper name allowing me and my intern partner, Karina, to efficiently and accurately Read more…