Less Least Terns

This week we did another walk-through of the exclosure as we looked for possible nests and scrapes. We began the walk-through at about seven in the morning, and it took us a couple of hours to survey the site. During our time there we only saw about eight Least Terns Read more…

Those Darn Crows

This week I had a very eye opening experience. I was able to join Tom Ryan and Stacey Vigallon in a walk-through of the Least Tern exclosure. We walked inside the exclosure, looking for possible nests, eggs, and scrapes. Scrapes are little ditches that the Least Terns dig out in Read more…

The Brooding Season

Yesterday was my first survey day working for Oregon State University. I’d be remiss not to admit that I’ve been looking forward to this stage of my internship for months; what is more exhilarating than watching Bald eagles swipe up Common murres from immense offshore rocks that are constantly slapped Read more…

It’s what I do!

Sunday Funday! I had the opportunity to go out with the seasonal staff, Stefan Armenta, to McSimpson to irrigate the land. I must say it was an experience to say the least. I have grown up on a ranch so, of course, I knew the logic behind irrigating but found Read more…

Amazed

As I looked through my binoculars and spotted three large birds in the distance. They were very large white birds with black flight feathers and huge yellow bills. I could not believe what I was looking at…… three¬†American White Pelicans! When¬†I think of a pelican, I picture it by a Read more…