April = Madness

It is hard for me to believe that a month has already passed by since my initial arrival to Alaska! Time is flying by fast! Our shorebird Festival here in Cordova is less than a month away (May 8-11th), which means finalizing program descriptions, networking with people and organizations, and...

Brainstorming and Surveying

This week I have been brainstorming on activities I would like to do at an event coming up soon. We will be tabling and we would like to reach our audience by informing them about some of the difficulties that migratory birds encounter. I was...

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

  “The early bird gets the worm” - I never cared much for this, but now I know that the statement is very true. I had the privilege of going out to the field with Lisa and Deisy bright and early Monday morning. Thank goodness we...

#1 Fan

Welcome, warm weather to colorado! At last my days of beanies, scarfs, and marshmallow jackets are behind me...

The rumors

If Paul Revere were a modern-day birder, he'd be running down the path of the estuary flailing a Kaufman guide in the air while frantically shouting: "The shorebirds are coming! The shorebirds are coming!" But he's not. Paul Revere is long dead. C'mon guys, get yourself together....

Snowy Plover Mud Stomp!

On Saturday, April 5th I was able to participate in an event called the Snowy Plover Mud Stomp. This event took place at the Moss Landing Wildlife Area, which is right across the street from our Jetty Road surveying site. It was a very special...

Trash

Back in high school, my classmates and I started our own eco club and recycling program. Along with that, we would go to Venice beach and do beach clean up in the enclosed area where the Least Terns would stay. Being involved in these kinds...

Migrating Shorebirds

It's a little over our 4th week since we have been back from San Diego and I am finally feeling like a professional shorebird monitor.  I am really starting to notice the wider range of different species in our survey site.  Their numbers are becoming...