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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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Now Entering Tern Territory

Hi Everyone! I have a pretty fun story for you this week!   Robert invited me to join him out on Salt Works to take a look at all the Elegant Terns that were nesting there. I hadn't been out to Salt Works since training! It was...

At the top of God's Thumb. Perfect location to do Black Oystercatcher surveys

The Inconspicuous Shorebirds of the Oregon Coast

I am pretty sure I've already mentioned this in the past, but I am going to say it again. The best part about my internship with Environment for the Americas is that I get to work on something different almost every week and last week...

Cele-birding Achievements!

Hey, it's good to see you again! How's it been? Things are going great for me at Yaquina Head! World Migratory Bird Day has been a success in bringing out a diverse audience to the natural area to learn about the importance and perils of...

The Caspian Terns Have Arrived

Last month the Caspian Terns landed at Elkhorn Slough, and they have been a joy to watch! They are the largest tern in the world, and have a large red beak and a tail with only one fork. The body is white and looks like...

Liberty and Justice For All

It’s Monday morning here in the Nation’s Capital. After about a week of constant rain, the sun has decided to join us again. Last weekend we officially celebrated World Migratory Bird Day at the National Zoo. I remember telling Isabel how life in DC is...

Playing Around in Oregon’s Dunes

Amidst the abundant beautiful scenery found in Oregon, the dunes are definitely at the top of the list. Stretching approximately 40 miles north from the Coos River in North Bend to the Siuslaw River in Florence, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) is a...

Selenium Sampling and Birds in the Blanca Wetlands, Colorado

A few weeks ago I had mentioned that I was going to be leading a selenium testing project at the Blanca Wetlands located here in Alamosa, Colorado. The previous weeks have been tons of planning and coordinating with my team. I am super excited to...

A Bird's Eye View station where kids are learning more about observing birds and coloring pictures of key migratory bird species.

Celebra las Aves, Because Every Day is WMBD!

Celebra las Aves, or Celebrate Birds, is not only the title of my internship program but also an important message for bird conservation awareness. This past weekend I got to celebrate birds in the best way possible, participating in two different World Migratory Bird Day...