How Birds Dance

Cordova’s Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival is almost a month away, but preparations and plans are well underway.  I’m excited for the festival.  Even though I know I’ll be busy with the Pacific Flyway project by then, I still hold out hope that I’ll have some time to assist with festival Read more…

Rehearsal for owl calls

HONK Immediately, we started giggling. We couldn’t help ourselves. The swan’s honk broke the steady silence of the dark, cold night. We were in a pull-off near Mile 10 on the Copper River Highway and I could see only a few stars speckled here and there in the sky. We Read more…

First day in Cordova, AK

As I flew farther away from Los Angeles and closer to the frigid temperatures of the north, I struggled to get my thoughts under control.  I was definitely excited about this internship, but there was a creeping sense of apprehension at the realization that I was flying to Alaska.  ALASKA.  At Read more…