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In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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Bye to tabling events

Hi everyone! This is one of EftA’s LA interns, Carla. I’m here to give you an update on what I’ve been up to so far. I’ve been keeping busy and doing point count surveys at the Angeles national forest approximately 1-2 times a week. Up until...

Reflection

Can you believe we are almost into the month of June! Sadly that means my time as an intern with EFTA and ECC is about half way through… I must power through because there are lots of events and things to learn about birds before...

Sharing our Shores

Hello everyone! SNOWY PLOVER UPDATE: About a month ago, on April 26th during a Snowy Plover survey, I spotted my first nest. I got to label it and for the past three weeks I have walked by it on my survey and noted that all three...

Learning as we Grow

Welcome back to another excellent adventure at Yaquina Head with your special host: Christian Cortez! (Applause) This week, we had guests that are far more special than I, our beloved Eddyville Charter School! (Awwww) It is not Eddyville's first time at Yaquina Head, however. I've...

Deep in thought along the Cascade Head Trail

  With two months left in the internship I decided to reflect about my experiences so far. Coming to Oregon I had no expectations of anything because I believe that in order to gain the most out of any new adventure, you should always go in...

Training Week!

It’s finally here! Training time! To make it even better, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns arrived to my bunkhouse as well! They are five new interns who will focus on interpretation to help during the forest’s busy summer season. We recently finished the first...

Bird Banding

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! I started mine off on Friday with a very exciting bird banding event at Fort Ord National Monument. Last year during the spring of 2017 Monterey Audubon partnered up with Ventana Wildlife Society and the Bureau of...

Nestigations

“Look! There’s a gander right there!” “Where did he come from?" "Where did he go?" These are some common questions asked by the Wildlife Crew this past week in the Copper River Delta. After much reading on the subject and helping set-up camp, I helped...