Getting Back What Is Put Out

This week was another great adventure just like all the rest, but this week we got to share it with several people. Aileen and Chu-yu, an intern/employee of EFTA, Andrew and Najia, archaeology interns with BLM, and several other students got to see what we have...

More Than Just Shorebirds

I sit and write this blog after another crazy (but "normal") week of working on the Blanca crew. We are all learning how to write NEPA documents and analyze what impacts could occur from certain projects, and how to educate others about the importance of...

Back In Action!

It was only a week ago that I was in the operating room getting a new lead replaced in my ICD, and now I am back in action. Although I have some restrictions, I am still doing everything that I love, including learning new collection methods...

Meeting the State Director – Getting Words of Inspiration

This week, Eddie and I had the opportunity to meet with the State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as she talked about the new district reassignment occurring in Colorado. Beyond being able to talk to very important people involved the BLM in...

The Peace of Sunrise

How many times in your life do you get to meet experts like David Sibley, Ted Floyd, and Brad Andres in a span of two weeks? How many people get the amazing opportunity to wake up and do a bird survey as the sun is...

The Road So Far

Throughout this internship with Environment for the Americas, there have been skills gained, people met, and unforgettable experiences gained. It started with a training in San Diego, where many great experts helped us learn what we were identifying and how to properly do a survey...

New Visits

"They are supposed to be on pond 46," I told Stefan and Eddie after we finished our final spring survey. "Lets go there then," Stefan said as he drove.  We pulled up to pond 46 and looked around disappointingly. Other than the freshly hatched baby Snowy Plover...