I am a Wootlover

Welcome back you bird-lovers, Pretty awesome week. I went to Sierra Grande middle school for science outreach, I first went to 6th graders classroom which they were a little chatty, however they were so eager to learn about our amazing shorebirds around the valley. We had...

A work in progress

One more week down in the books! Alex and I have been overwhelmed by all the shorebirds on sight in the Blanca Wetlands, it has been quite amazing diversity and numbers!! Alex and I got the opportunity to watch a Peregrine falcon in action diving...

How do you keep a turkey in suspense?

For this week's adventure we've got quite a bit of experiences on our side. On our bird surveys we have seen how the shore bird numbers have increased, specially American Avocets, by approximately 150 on each visit, other shorebird numbers have risen as well so...

Youth whootivities

For this week's adventures, on our bird surveys we kept scanning our beautiful snowy plovers in one pond of the Wetlands. Stocked to see more coming as the Valley continues to warm up. I went to one of the schools to teach Kindergartens about the life...

Munchkins+water= Happy Meal

I had a very fun and successful week!!! I am excited to announce that our first field trip on Wednesday was pretty fun and informative. Sierra Grande preschool, kindergarten, and 1st graders came out to Blanca Wetlands for the ENTIRE day. We started to introduce...

SpectaBIRDlar Team work

  This week Alex and I started doing our shorebird surveys bright and early on Monday and Friday. We got to see a ton of our beautiful sharp-looking American Avocet birds, as well as greater yellow legs, long-billed dowitcher and last but not least our puffy...

Brrr…. Unpredictable weather

After doing copious amount of office work, numerous phone calls, countless emails to science teachers, preschoolers, kindergarten, middle school, high school, organizations, churches, private groups for outreach throughout the week, I got to do some fieldwork on Friday. We started bright and early...