The Landing

I look at my calendar and count the days. Yep, one week and 14 hours since I first opened the door to my new apartment. Sitting here, I glance out the window and scan the expanse of the Yaquina Bay, squinting slightly at the brilliance...

Just the Beginning

Training has been over for a week now, and I am amazed at how much I learned in just one week. Going away for a week with “strangers” can be a bit daunting, but all of us bonded and became great friends at the end...

Embarking On A New Adventure

Before heading to Alaska, I arrived in San Diego, California for shorebird training. The week was full of skill building, adventure, friendship, and fun! It was great to finally meet the other interns and spend a week together learning about shorebirds and bonding. We all...

Visiting the Site

The first week after coming back from the training in San Diego has passed, and I am grateful to have been part of it. It was great meeting all the interns that were very friendly and share similar interests. It is sad that we only...

Engaging with Wildlife

Preparing for this internship has been exciting and educational. I feel as though I’ve been learning a lot within a short period of time and it’s been extremely rewarding. Aside from learning about shorebirds I have also been trying to fully immerse myself with knowledge...

The success to Bird Bootcamp

“A bird sitting on a branch is not afraid of the branch breaking,because its trust is not on the branch but on its wings.” -unknown. A quote that not only gave me the courage not only to apply for this opportunity, but also helps me...

Shorebird Bootcamp

What a week!!  Yesterday concluded our week-long, intensive shorebird internship training and it was a blast.  A very tiring, jammed-pack, knowledgeable blast.  The week began for my two supervisors, Natasha and Sue, and me the Sunday before training (Feb 23).  Before all the other interns...

A Sneak Peek at the World of Birding

-by: Karina Garcia, 2014 Monterey Intern On February 4, 2014 Carlos and I were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the world of birding with help from last year's Monterey intern, Hugo Ceja. [gallery type="square" ids="4184,4182,4185,4186"] After meeting Hugo and some quick introductions, we made our way to...