Celebrating Birds

In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with government agencies and non-profits 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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Live updates from the interns

OHV Summer Safety

Over the summer, the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) crew of the Siuslaw National Forest hosted Saturday Summer Safety events. They are held from 10am-2pm at the staging sites around the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Each Read more…

The Last Blog

I’ve had the opportunity to intern for Environment for the America’s (EFTA) and get trained in shorebird migration knowledge to share with others. They prepped me with the necessary skills to educate others on how Read more…

Take a Trip Through the Dunes

Friday was my first official evening ranger program at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Harbor Vista Campground. The forest service has set up a schedule with the Oregon state park and Lane County Read more…

First Class Walk

Recently, an opportunity has surfaced to talk publicly about what I do as an Environment for the Americas Intern, the area that I’m working in, research being conducted in the area, and of course, topics Read more…

Twilight Tuesdays

This week, we received another request for the EFTA interns’ to host a table at a special event! Brenda and I were given the opportunity to table at the Portland Zoo this week for their Read more…

Never Too Late to Nest

For the Western Snowy Plover, the nesting season is from March 15 – September 15. They can nest multiple times in this six-month period, which helps their nesting strategy. If their nest fails, they still Read more…

Murre Chicks!

Hello all. Hope the summer is treating you with some sun and outdoor adventures. Maybe even some birding time thrown in there as well. The month of June was an exhilarating time for the common Read more…

Nest Island Monitoring

A couple of days after returning from the Black Oystercatcher trip, I went out to Dusky Camp again to do Artificial Nest Island monitoring. The Artificial Nest Island Project was established in the 1984 on Read more…

Earthquake in LA

This week Los Angeles experienced two earthquakes, one occurring on the Fourth of July and one the following day, on the fifth. The one on Fourth of July was said to be a foreshock with Read more…

Little Bird

A while back, I was in the field counting murre eggs and nests in windy conditions. The wind wasn’t a problem or anything new; we avoid issues by ducking low to the ground to reduce Read more…