Una Piñata

We had a great idea for IMBD this year. Bird piñatas with free giveaways! We sat and talked about how we could make our event in Boulder a little more inviting for Latino families in the surrounding community. After talking about it some, we came...

International Migratory Bird Day Back Home in Lafayette, Colorado

[caption id="attachment_8441" align="alignright" width="300"] Live raptors was one of the main attractions at the event this year.[/caption] This last weekend was really fun. It was also really hot. 91 degrees in late September, but the heat didn't keep many from coming out to the second IMBD...

On Our Way Up

Snowy Plovers are a sensitive species and are very close to being on the Endangered Species list. The Blanca Wetlands is the largest breeding site for Snowy Plovers in the state of Colorado. During the field season of 2011, hundreds of Snowy Plovers were counted...

The Many Faces of a Blanca Wetlands Intern

I honestly believe that I have one of the best jobs in the world! I get to participate in protecting our environment and our natural resources while doing some awesome work. This year I have gotten ATV/UTV certified, helped give tours at the Blanca Wetlands,...

Ground Owls!

Am I the only person in the world that did not know that there is such a thing as a burrowing owl? I asked if we can join Lore Harvie and her crew for a day to help build our resumes, and I was super...

Mist Netting

Mist netting is not only extremely important when trying to monitor avian wildlife population, but it is also a lot of fun! I was able to join Dr. Armstrong on a mist netting mini-training. According to an article I found online "Mist nets and mark/capture...

Our First Bird Walk in the SLV

While in San Diego, we (EFTA interns) joined in on a bird walk that took place in Tecolote Canyon. I thought it was an awesome experience! We had a lot of fun and learned so much. After this bird walk I really wanted to have...

From Plains to Forests

I had a long weekend that was filled with sunny days, warm weather and the Colorado outdoors. For those who have never visited Colorado, it's a very unique and beautiful place, even more in Boulder County. It's the place where the Great Plains of the...