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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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A Snapshot of Elkhorn Slough

Features Image: Semipalmated Plover in breeding plumage.   This past week I joined the Elkhorn Slough research biologists and a couple of volunteers to complete the Spring Waterbird Monitoring, also known as Snapshot Day. There is a total of four snaphots of the slough throughout the year,...

Spying on Nature

Something great just happened! I was given the awesome opportunity to assist Cindy (Cynthia) Burns, a wildlife biologist for the Siuslaw National Forest, with a camera trap project that aims at capturing images of the elusive Humboldt marten (also know as the coastal marten). For...

From the Coast to the Mountains…

[caption id="attachment_16093" align="alignleft" width="475"] After running through the scorching sun, I took a break to let my feet cool down and to take a photo at one of our survey sites. [/caption]     This weekend has been a wonderful example of the diversity found here in Los...

What We Bring Home

Hola! Como estan? Thank you for dropping by! Things are beginning to move a bit faster here in Newport, with more school groups coming from all different parts for our education programs. An element of the education programs that we provide at Yaquina Head is...

Bird, Bird, Bird…BIRD is the WORD

Guess who's back, back again, your Environment for the Americas (EFTA) Intern and San Luis Valley Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Intern, Ricky Martinez. I'm here to give you an extremely exciting update on what is going on within the BLM's Blanca Wetlands here in...

Dusky Canada Goose Nest Island Project

Airboats, in my opinion, defy logic and gravity. They glide effortlessly on the water with a heavy fan powered by a gas motor. Usually I imagine them in tropical waters of the Everglades. Yet as these boats glide across marshlands, the last place I would...

So Long, Snowy…and Congratulations!

Exciting news has filled the office the last few weeks and it's tough to say goodbye, however it is great to see colleagues and fellow partners moving up and succeeding. Tifany Rubalcaba, a 2017 EFTA intern, has been accepted for a permanent Wildlife Biology position...

Swimming Upstream: A Fish Migration Game

Hello everyone, welcome back! As most of you know, this past weekend was Earth Day. Here at the refuge we had our Earth Day festivities on Saturday in collaboration with the Living Coast Discovery Center. Saturday also happened to be World Fish Migration Day (WFMD),...