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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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Data, Data, Data

This week has been full of data: entering data, proofing data, analyzing data, graphing data and writing about data. Sitting and staring at numbers for hours at a time, I’ve found, can take a toll on the body and mind. However, it definitely has its...

Foundation to Success

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed observing the office dynamics in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. The most prevalent characteristic I've observed is the willingness to help one another without hesitation. There is a genuine sense...

Like a Mirage in the Air

What an incredible experience to see 6,000 sandpipers shimmering in the air! Fun fact: the scientific name for a flock of Western Sandpipers is called a “murmur”. However, after spending much time watching and listening to them move and call, I have found a new...

The Last Hummingbird Survey

I am truly going to miss my early mornings at the Angeles National Forest. It was magical waking up early enough to experience the sunrise in the forest and to hear the early birds sing. On each day that we conducted hummingbird surveys, I...

Dusky Camp

On Being a Mother of Another Species

The shorebird surveys ended on the 16th of May. After completing the surveys, I jumped straight into my involvement with the Dusky Canada Goose Project. The purpose of this project is to collect data on goose nests depredation by monitoring nests remotely. The daily routine...

A Week of Meet and Greets

This week was a week full of "meet and greets" of sorts. The Siuslaw National Forest extends over 630,000 acres that requires an extensive team to help manage each region. While I have spent time getting to know the staff and volunteers at Cape Perpetua...

Community Scientists and Maps

During the course of my internship, I learned about Citizen Scientists, otherwise referred to as Community Scientists, a more contemporary term. Community Scientists are people volunteering their time and knowledge to various science efforts. The people volunteering come from a variety of backgrounds and hold...