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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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Shorebird Migration In full Swing

More and more shorebirds are arriving by large numbers to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and to a couple other of our survey locations. Jerry Road is one of my favorites because its where we are able to see a bigger diversity of shorebirds from Black-bellied...

The Hunt

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="4762,4761,4760,4759,4758,4757,4756,4755,4754,4753,4752,4751"] The chaos has begun! I must say it is the best chaos that I have ever been involved with. I never realized until Monday how hard it truly is to make creative, educational, and fun coloring/ activity books for kids. I give props...

Progressing

This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of being joined by Natasha and by Rafael Cruz, a Biologist from Mexico, on my shorebird survey. He knew all the shorebirds by their Latin name and English name. It was quite impressive and I hope that one...

Earth Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

This Saturday I had the opportunity to participate in an Earth Day event at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. I had a table set up with information regarding Snowy Plovers and about the migration patterns of some birds that use the Pacific Flyway. There were also handouts...

Snowy Plover Nest Adventures!

This week Carlos and I went out to the Moss Landing Wildlife Area with Carleton Eyster. As we were walking on the main levee towards Carleton we stumbled upon a Snowy Plover nest! I feel so fortunate that we saw it when we did because...

DUCKS!

The snow slowly fell and began to cover the ground below. I stared into the horizon as the sun began to make its appearance. The sun light reflected across every tiny snow flake, making each one sparkle as it crossed my eyes.  Suddenly, I hear...

Shorebirds

Large numbers of shorebirds are starting to arrive as we proceed; shorebirds by the thousands are making their appearance in Elkhorn Slough. I can't believe how much of a bird expert I am becoming , I could now easily identify almost all of them without resorting...

April = Madness

It is hard for me to believe that a month has already passed by since my initial arrival to Alaska! Time is flying by fast! Our shorebird Festival here in Cordova is less than a month away (May 8-11th), which means finalizing program descriptions, networking with people and organizations, and...