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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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Helping Out a Friend

On June 16, Cape Perpetua held its event for Bird Day! One of the fellow Environment for the Americas (EFTA) interns, Edder, hosted the event by the visitor center at Cape Perpetua, and I had the honor of helping out with the event! Cape Perpetua...

Amigo de Aves (Bird Buddy)

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow the 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...

World Cup Teams Love Birds Too!

Believe or not… BIRDS ARE EVERYWHERE. You’ve started hearing them first thing in the morning since Spring rolled around and you might have some new guest visiting your backyard bird feeders.   If you been anywhere near a TV within the past few weeks, you’re probably watching...

Kayak Chronicle: Eco Tour Edition

Hello, nice to see you here!   I am back to share with my adventure of the week with you. To start this story off, we're going to be traveling back in time, hope you're ready because here we go. It was the very beginning of my...

EFTA interns standing outside the plover enclosure area during the shorebird surveys

The EFTAs on a Mission!

  It is always an exciting week when your fellow EFTA interns join you for a day to do shorebird surveys! I was happy to see Christine and Edder again and to have the opportunity to go for a walk on the beach and look for...

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Trying new things while gaining skills

Happy Monday! We are now in the last week on June and I only have six weeks left in my internship. Time has been passing by so quickly since I have been having lots of fun learning and trying a variety of different things such...

World Migratory Bird Event!

It finally happened! I finally hosted my World Migratory Bird Day Event on June 16th! After spending many hours coming up with ideas and developing the event, it came to fruition this past weekend. Our event was held at the awesome Cape Perpetua Visitor Center...

Early Bird Sees the Birds

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blogosphere for another week of intern adventures! This week started off a little different than most weeks. Most Mondays, I come into the office and use it as a day to get all my "desk work" done, like writing...