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Celebrating Birds

 

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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Sharing our Shores

Hello everyone! SNOWY PLOVER UPDATE: About a month ago, on April 26th during a Snowy Plover survey, I spotted my first nest. I got to label it and for the past three weeks I have walked by it on my survey and noted that all three...

Learning as we Grow

Welcome back to another excellent adventure at Yaquina Head with your special host: Christian Cortez! (Applause) This week, we had guests that are far more special than I, our beloved Eddyville Charter School! (Awwww) It is not Eddyville's first time at Yaquina Head, however. I've...

Deep in thought along the Cascade Head Trail

  With two months left in the internship I decided to reflect about my experiences so far. Coming to Oregon I had no expectations of anything because I believe that in order to gain the most out of any new adventure, you should always go in...

Training Week!

It’s finally here! Training time! To make it even better, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns arrived to my bunkhouse as well! They are five new interns who will focus on interpretation to help during the forest’s busy summer season. We recently finished the first...

Bird Banding

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! I started mine off on Friday with a very exciting bird banding event at Fort Ord National Monument. Last year during the spring of 2017 Monterey Audubon partnered up with Ventana Wildlife Society and the Bureau of...

Nestigations

“Look! There’s a gander right there!” “Where did he come from?" "Where did he go?" These are some common questions asked by the Wildlife Crew this past week in the Copper River Delta. After much reading on the subject and helping set-up camp, I helped...

Snowy Plovers !!!

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...

Thinking outside the box: Copper River Delta Birds By Hand

Even though the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival took place the first week of May there are still remnants of the celebration. In particular with one local business that was essential during the Shorebird Festival. The Net Loft is a local arts and crafts store in...