The Landing

I look at my calendar and count the days. Yep, one week and 14 hours since I first opened the door to my new apartment. Sitting here, I glance out the window and scan the expanse of the Yaquina Bay, squinting slightly at the brilliance of the sunlight dancing off Read more…

Taking the Initiative

It is one thing to work from the sidelines, and another to take action. For the last couple of weeks, Hugo and I have been watching the habits of the Black Oystercatchers. From breeding habits to the birds bobbing their heads to establish boundaries, we have seen it all. Since Read more…

We Found Eggs!

Since we started our internship back in March, we have been closely monitoring Black Oystercatchers. Depending on the tides, Hugo and I would go out to the rocky intertidal in search of the bird. In the beginning, we would try to identify couples, or single individuals. Black Oystercatchers mate for Read more…

Presenting & Learning

I am happy to share that Hugo & I did a presentation at the 15th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at University of California- Davis focused on the disconnect between conservation and Latino communities in the United States. The symposium was student run and most of the presenters were graduate students.  Around Read more…