The Waiting Game

Squint. Harder. Until all of the muscles around your eyes are so tense that they could almost carve your eyeballs out their sockets. Relax, and do twenty reps. This is what my shorebird surveys are like. For three weeks now I've been venturing out on the same...

Bird Walk at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

This week I had the opportunity to join Dorsey High and Leo Politi Elementary students in a bird walk at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The park is very nice and well maintained. The view at the top is amazing. You are able to see the...

My First Encounters With Shorebirds And More..

I spotted my first shorebirds this weekend on my way back from an amazing getaway weekend camp trip with my supervisors, Erin and Melissa, and co-worker Jillian. On our way back to town we stopped near small islands where we scanned the rocky shores for shorebirds from our boat....

Pushing through the bad to Get to the Good

         “A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”          ― Maya Angelou I start with this quote because my week has been a rough one. I spent both my Monday and Tuesday out of...

The Great Wetlands

"La mejor herencia que podemos dejarle a nuestros hijos es amor, conocimiento y un planeta en el que puedan vivir." A thin white layer of snow covered the ground today...

Sunny Days In Alaska

The days have been full of sunshine here in Cordova, Alaska. The sun is awakening the life that was dormant during the cold winter. As the days get longer and the nights get shorter, new migrants from afar begin to arrive, rejoicing in the new...

Shorebirds are Arriving

It's been three weeks since we had the training in San Diego and I am very amazed of how much I have been learning since. In the field  I have manage to accurately identify each shorebird with its proper name allowing me and my intern partner,...

Let’s Get to Work

[caption id="attachment_4528" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Working Hard[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4532" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Acting like I know what I am doing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4533" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Deisy pulling nails[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4530" align="aligncenter" width="224"] The boss making it look easy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4531" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our porcupine friend[/caption] During this season it is very apparent how...