It Never Hurts To Say Hi

Semipalmated Plover roosting Hello everyone! Thanks for coming around to my blog again. I'm not sure if any of you have ever experienced the state of "time flies by when you're having fun" but that has been my state of being these...

Opportunities for New EFTA Interns

Check out all of the information about the 2016 internships and apply soon! Candidates are being hired as qualified applications are received!...

Changing Seasons

When spring came to Cordova, there were Varied Thrushes whistling like flutes in the trees, Steller's Jays squawking harshly, Dusky Geese and Trumpeter Swans honking at Eyak Lake, and of course, large flocks of sandpipers and dunlins whirring past on the mud flats of Hartney Bay. ...

Shorebird Surveys

My shorebird surveys wouldn't have been the adventure it was if it wasn't for my volunteers. Rain or hail (slight exaggeration, there were a few sunny days) my volunteers stuck it out with me because as they've said, "After all, we are Alaskans." Translation: 40mph...

Week 13- Shorebird Education at San Pascual Elementary

As I write “Week 13” I am shocked how many weeks have gone by since all the interns departed from the training in San Diego. Throughout these past weeks I have grown to become a better citizen scientist and an environmental educator. Every work day...

When it rains, it sprinkles

It's incredible how marked the difference in climate is with only a few hours of driving distance from the coast. For all of the days I spent dancing in the rain of Newport, I am now tanning in the endless sunshine of Oregon's central valley....