Variable conditions

As my internship comes to a close, I find myself spending [possibly] an obsessive amount of time looking at Field Technician positions.  Strolling through the different list-serves is eye-opening to the assortment of positions out there for biology nerds: a tech to search for dead birds along power lines, a Read more…

‘Murre-ica

Eagles are to America as Murres are to Yaquina Head. Visitors come from all around the world to witness the natural and historical beauty of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Oftentimes, I stand on the observation deck of the lighthouse with my scope and look for Common murre nests in Read more…

The Newcomers

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about myself in this blog. So, to shake things up for a change, thought you may be interested in a new subject: the up-and-coming professionals of the natural resources world. I hope you have your rain gear ready, because these Read more…

Memory Trippin’

Wow. Five months have flown by faster than a diving Peregrine falcon. Now I’m here reflecting on the days when my mind wasn’t dominated by bird puns and dreams of field work. Five months ago I was still freezing in the bitter winter of Virginia, anxiously waiting to embark on Read more…

Edu-bird-cation

It never ceases to amaze me how much a person can do with so little resources. Two weeks ago I traveled to Philomath to share the work of our Colombian partner, Eduardo Umaña Mendoza School in Usme, Colombia. The teacher worked with me on an extremely tight schedule to coordinate Read more…