Moving Rocks

The shorebirds are coming in by the hundreds! I have never had to count so many birds in one sitting or location. I was extremely overwhelmed by the large quantity and variation of shorebirds at the Blanca Wetlands for the fall migration! After a couple hours, I became used to Read more…

One HOOT of a week!!

Busy busy week!!! This week not only did I work in the office, but also had some great hands on training. This is what my week looked like: Monday  Work from 10am-6p.m. Organize macro data from the past ten years into a more easily understood and more easily read Excel format. Read more…

SLLS

Last week Mianna and I┬áhad the opportunity to present to a group of high school students during the Summer Latino Leadership Summit. Our presentation was based on something Mianna and I both found important…something we both lacked in skill until we learned about it during our EFTA training in San Read more…

Early Mornings and Late Nights

Between the early morning SWFL (Southwestern Willow Flycatcher) surveys and the night amphibian surveys, my sleep cycle has been completely messed up. Wake up at three a.m….work ’til noon….sleep….work at 7 p.m…..and then get home at 3 a.m…CRAZY!! But completely worth it. This week I would like to give the Read more…

Nest Dragging

When I was told I would be nest dragging this week I pictured me dragging a a nest away from it mother. Well that is not what happened. We tied a long rope along our waists and walked ten miles in knee-deep water. As the rope dragged along the tall Read more…