Time flies when having fun!

[caption id="attachment_5499" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Deisy is not okay with 5 am surveys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5500" align="aligncenter" width="223"] Sparrows Nests[/caption] I don’t think I am the only one that feels this way, but being Latina our motto is “Si se puede!” Whenever I am told I cannot do something,...

A New Bond

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. –Henry Ford   [gallery type="square" ids="5411,5412" orderby="rand"] I must say that I am not always the easiest person to get along with. I am stubborn and often times want to do things all by myself so...

Nest Dragging

When I was told I would be nest dragging this week I pictured me dragging a a nest away from it mother. Well that is not what happened. We tied a long rope along our waists and walked ten miles in knee-deep water. As the...

Pitch Black

As though the dark is not scary enough, let’s add in the mix of an unfamiliar location, thousands of animals and a truck full of inexperienced surveyors. Portland (last year’s EFTA intern), asked Deisy and me to join Angelica and him on an amphibian survey Thursday...

A Crow Eating a Carrot

The title of this blog post was inspired by someone describing the way a Black Oystercatcher looks as a crow eating a carrot due to their dark plumage and their long bright orange bill. Now that the shorebird surveys are over I've started to get involved in...

Working On An Island For 6 Days in Alaska

Wow, the past 6 days were unbelievable!  We were originally scheduled to leave Monday morning but the weather did not clear up in time for the helicopter to fly us out to our work site. Luckily the following day had clear blue skies in the...

Splish, Splash I was taking a bath

Splish, Splash, I was taking a bath in the McIntire Simpson waters. Talk about a walk down memory lane, Portland  (2013 EFTA Blanca Wetlands Intern) and I spent all of Monday irrigating the land just like I used to as a child. I can say...

bugs, birds, rain gauges, and a horrible map!

As the weeks progress, the number of shorebirds visiting the wetlands is slowly declining. The few shorebirds that remain, the American Avocets, are preparing their nests in order to bring new life into this world. I am excited to see the eggs hatch and watch as...