The Last Hummingbird Survey

I am truly going to miss my early mornings at the Angeles National Forest. It was magical waking up early enough to experience the sunrise in the forest and to hear the early birds sing. On each day that we conducted hummingbird surveys, I...

What a Wild Life for Biologists

While this program is centered around education on migratory birds, you are in no way limited in terms of what you can learn. I've been able to explore so many other fields in the forest service because of it just this week alone. A bit...

Spending the Summer in Siuslaw

Nice to meet everyone who has found their way here to my blog! My name is Yselia and I am an Environment for the America’s (EFTA) intern this summer stationed at Siuslaw National Forest. This means that I have the pleasure of spending the next...

From Shore to Sea is Where I’ll be!

¡Saludos amigos! Welcome again to another adventure with your friendly #efta intern, Christian Cortez! Wow, it's amazing to think that it's already May. It only feels like a week ago that I began working with the Bureau of Land Management at Yaquina Head. It's been...

From the Nest… to the World

Hey! Have you ever seen those videos of ducklings that jump from trees way high up as they leave the nest? And when they land on the ground below, it turns out that they are A-okay! Well, this is how a tall young man from...

Counting Violets

Tuesday morning started out pretty early but it didn’t matter because I was so excited. Jhonny, Gabie and I were going to drive up north to the field ranger station in Hebo to help out with a Silverspot butterfly survey. Mount Hebo a 3,176 summit...

Los Angeles

Another very very busy week (I feel this is how my posts will forever start). Shorebird surveys are nearing their end since it seems like almost everyone has decided to start migrating up North. Things are slowly starting to change as we prepare for summer....

A work in progress

One more week down in the books! Alex and I have been overwhelmed by all the shorebirds on sight in the Blanca Wetlands, it has been quite amazing diversity and numbers!! Alex and I got the opportunity to watch a Peregrine falcon in action diving...