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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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Banding the Big Chicks!

[caption id="attachment_17429" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Black Skimmer in flight at Salt Works.[/caption] Hello everyone! Thanks for coming back to another round of Janne's story time. As you can tell by my title, you all are going to hear about the biggest chicks! Who are these behemoths,...

View from the top of Mnt. Hebo in the Siuslaw National Forest

Building Connections for a Better Future

  My last evening campground presentation took place this past Saturday at Cape Lookout State Park. I was not sure how many people were going to attend and felt more nervous than the first time I presented. Maybe the fact that it was going to be...

Baby Birds and So Much More

Summer is in full swing. The blue sky, bright sun and ocean breeze brings out hundreds of guests to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The guests, aren't the only ones that are enjoying the natural area...

Blanca Wetlands In Full Swing

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It’s your EFTA intern Ricky Martinez serving the people and the environment here in the San Luis Valley, or Alamosa Colorado to be specific. I am working on...

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

A couple of weeks ago I coordinated a kayaking event at Elkhorn Slough to celebrate Latino Conservation Week (LCW). LCW was launched in 2014 and has been growing ever since with the number of events increasing every year. This year LCW was from July 14-22,...

Migratory Bird Open House success!

If you were wondering how my Migratory Bird Open House went, it went great! I’ve been flustered for the past month trying to make sure this outreach event was my best yet. Inviting the Councilmember from Ward 8 was a challenge, but became an invitation...

The Tern Out

Hi everyone and welcome back to another blog post!   The featured photo was captured by one of the motion cameras we set next to a Least Tern nest where you can see the fledgling getting fed.   [caption id="attachment_17359" align="alignleft" width="300"] Two Least Tern chicks in their nest![/caption] [caption...

western snowy plover chicks, the second nest to hatch at Sitka Sedge nesting site.

The Sparrow-Size Shorebird Lays Grape-Size Eggs

Once upon a time there were thousands of sparrow-size shorebirds all along the sandy beaches of the West coast, including Washington, Oregon and California even down to Baja California in Mexico. They used to breed in over 29 sites down the coast of Oregon and...