Shorebird Conservation Internship Opening in Los Angeles, CA!

[caption id="attachment_2867" align="alignnone" width="275"] Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2576" align="alignnone" width="300"] Thousands of murres on water after eagle disturbance cleared off more than 50% off the rock[/caption] Environment for the Americas and Los Angeles Audubon invite you to apply for our internship opportunity that spans...

Shorebird research internship opening in Monterey, CA

Latino Internship Program: Wildlife Research/Community Education Internship Position Location: California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) Monterey, CA. Start Date:February, 2014. Deadline to Apply: November 20, 2013. (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis) [caption id="attachment_3040" align="alignnone" width="225"] At the lighthouse deck monitoring common murres.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2573" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bird Walk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2866" align="alignnone" width="272"] Black-bellied...

Northern migration along the Pacific Flyway: Week 10

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2629,2630"] Stephanie Aroche and I started doing shorebird surveys in Monterey, CA in mid-March. Since then we have seen significant numbers of shorebirds at all of our surveying sites. The Parson’s Overlook surveying site was one of the sites with the largest quantity and...

Shorebird Surveys in the Copper River Delta

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2604,2600,2603,2601,2544"] My intern colleagues have been conducting shorebird surveys along the Pacific Flyway in shorebird wintering grounds from California to the Oregon coast for the past weeks. In the recent weeks they have seen less shorebirds at their survey sites. This is because those...

The Blanca Wetlands

The Blanca wetlands is an amazing place that is beautiful and some what prehistoric. I know this from working on the site for the third year now, being a bio-tech and rummaging through the ponds I have seen what lies beneath the water. Working for the Environment of the Americas,...

Welcome to Newport Shorebirds!

[caption id="attachment_2321" align="aligncenter" width="560"] My first flock of peeps seen. Where? Those tiny golden dots! (Click on picture to enlarge)[/caption] After weeks of waiting impatiently to see a flock of shorebirds in Yaquina Bay, they have finally arrived! On Monday morning at 6:45 a.m, I got...

Finally starting my shorebird surveys

We start our surveying this week! I am extremely excited to say the least. We have had many complications trying to find a PRBO protocol that works for a site like the Blanca Wetlands. This is due to the fact it is structured around shorebirds...

Spring, Snow, Shorebird Surveys!

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="2119,2120,2117,2122,2121"] It is April and many places are seeing signs of spring! Warmer weather, flowers blooming and birds are chirping. Here in Cordova we have seen some warm days these past weeks and I enjoy seeing songbirds like Pine Siskins, Red Polls and many...