Ebb and Flow of Life and Death

This week has been a special one for me. First, this has been my last week with the Seabird Oceanography Lab! It's bittersweet, knowing that I wont be seeing many of my fellow lab members any longer. The bright side of this departure is that...

A Murre-aculous Success

I can recall the first time seeing the common murres at Yaquina Head. I remember going on my way to the porch of the lighthouse, wondering what that loud noise was. What was all the ruckus? I never would've imagined seeing thousands of seabirds...

Baby Birds and So Much More

Summer is in full swing. The blue sky, bright sun and ocean breeze brings out hundreds of guests to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The guests, aren't the only ones that are enjoying the natural area...

Spreading the Word of the Bird to Eugene

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another awesome week in Newport! This week I've had the opportunity to conduct a bird walk for some students in the Eugene area. A couple weeks before, John Deluca had sent me an email about a school group that would...

The Future Ahead of Us

Good morning, everyone! Welcome back to another episode in the birdy life of Christian Cortez. To all fellow interns I want to give them another warm welcome. This last weekend I was given the honor of talking about my own site: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural...

The New Chick on the Rock

Welcome again to another episode in the life of Christian Cortez! I'm your host: Christian Cortez. New faces have appeared at Yaquina Head these past couple of days, and no I'm not just talking about the guests either! Summer is in full swing; school is...

Soaring and Exploring

Traveling is just about on everybody's wish list or things-to-do. You truly never realize how big and diverse the world is until you start taking the journey out there. It certainly was a journey for me when I drove up to Newport all the way...

Helping Out a Friend

On June 16, Cape Perpetua held its event for Bird Day! One of the fellow Environment for the Americas (EFTA) interns, Edder, hosted the event by the visitor center at Cape Perpetua, and I had the honor of helping out with the event! Cape Perpetua...