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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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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...

Not So Harmless Daisy

Today’s blog is a throwback to earlier this season at the end of May. I have not discussed an important project within the Wildlife and Ecology Department in the USFS Cordova Ranger District Office. To be specific the Ecology Department (we simply call Ecology) focuses...

Spreading the Word of the Bird to Eugene

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another awesome week in Newport! This week I've had the opportunity to conduct a bird walk for some students in the Eugene area. A couple weeks before, John Deluca had sent me an email about a school group that would...

Throwing a Preserver to Salt Marshes

Hi everyone!   My time as an Environment for the Americas intern with US Fish and Wildlife is now reaching its final stages. Can you believe it? It makes me really sad to think about leaving this great refuge along with all the great people who do...

Students from Other Countries :)

I can’t believe it is almost mid-way through July. Today, I got to teach exchange students from Saudi Arabia. The students were about 20-25 years old so it was a little difficult for me considering they knew a lot about birds already. What they didn’t...

Visitors gathered at the amphitheater for the Western Snowy Plover evening campground presentation

The importance of interpretation and field work

  A year ago last Friday I would have never imagined that I will be giving my second evening campground program and my first presentation on the Western Snowy Plover in front of large crowd, at least to me it felt like it was. Last week...