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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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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...

The BLM, Citizen Science, and How Heineken Gave Back.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that the other interns and I have been ripping and roaring, trying to get the word out about migratory birds. Over the past few weeks, the only thing on my mind has been coordinating an event for...

WMBD at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Celebrating Birds at the Cape

Summer is practically here and with the warm weather comes more opportunities to engage with the public about everything bird related and about the Siuslaw National Forest. It also means more time out in the field to check on our Western Snowy Plover friends. Last...

Rookery Impossi-gull

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a certain type of fieldwork I haven't done before: gull captures! The Seabird Oceanography Lab has set GPS tags on several gulls weeks ago to monitor their location and progress on the Oregon coast. This recent...

Take Many Opportunities, Go The Extra Mile

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

Another Day At The Office

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

Where are the Aleutian Terns?

“Is everyone ready to depart?” asked the Bush plane pilot. “Yes!” Melissa and I say. At this point I was giddy and ready to depart in a bush plane for the first time. Imagine a life size toy airplane (even in red) with room for...