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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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EFTA Interns Unite

Hello everyone! It has been a very busy and very productive week in Los Angeles. To start with, Lupita, who was interning in Mexico, will now be interning at LA Audubon as well! We both reconnected at an educational event we did at Normandie Avenue...

Carla?! Is that you?

  [caption id="attachment_15797" align="alignleft" width="409"] Students at Normandie Elementary learning about watersheds, pollution, and drainage systems in Los Angeles. Here, a student is drawing a storm drain at the north side of her school.[/caption] I officially moved back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, and on Friday I...

See Ya Later, Alligator!

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” -Alan Watts When I first arrived in Mexico, I felt anxious about living in another...

San Luis Valley, Colorado, is a Haven for Wildlife

Hi there everyone, Ricky Martinez here, your Environment for the Americas Intern and San Luis Valley Bureau of Land Management Intern. I am coming at you today from beautiful Alamosa, Colorado, to talk to you about how the San Luis Valley is a haven for...

Monarch Madness

Hello all, So I will be starting my graduate program in mid-May and was able to take a quick trip to Iowa over the weekend to look at some housing options and meet my advisers. Although significantly different from our "Colorful Colorado," I think Iowa will...

Connecting (and Birding) with Ocean Connectors

Hello everyone! This past week I headed out with Park Ranger Larisa Chavez to aid in an Ocean Connectors field trip. While most people think of park rangers as law enforcement who patrol the parks, that is not the case for the SDNWR. Larisa is...

Saddlerock Adventures

Hi everybody! It is a beautiful sunny day here in Wenatchee, Washington, and that means lots of fun outdoor activities! Wenatchee during the spring has got to be one of my favorite places on earth. The magnolia trees and pines look so colorful in the sunlight!...

Western Sandpiper to the left and two Least Sandpipers to the right. Picture taken from utahbirds.org. Photographer: Paul Higgins.

Western vs Least Sandpipers: What’s the Difference???

Featured image description:  Western Sandpiper to the left and two Least Sandpipers to the right. Picture taken from utahbirds.org. Photographer: Paul Higgins.   Have you ever been to a mudflat during low tide and seen flocks of tiny little birds walking around probing in the mud? If...