Canada Geese Have Made it to Manitoba


Visitors to Oak Hammock Marsh in Manitoba, Canada, have been on the lookout for the earliest spring migrants moving north through Manitoba. Since 1994, people have taken part in a fun contest to guess when the first Canada Goose will return to the marsh each year. Much like the groundhog’s shadow, the first goose sighting in Manitoba is … Continue reading Canada Geese Have Made it to Manitoba

Getting to know Aruba’s birds and birders for IMBD 2017


International Migratory Bird Day events are gearing up for spring migration as more and more birds make their way towards breeding grounds. Check out events and festivals in your area. Many birds are still in South and Central America at their wintering sites, but numbers have been increasing at staging and stopover sites along northbound … Continue reading Getting to know Aruba’s birds and birders for IMBD 2017

Connecting People to Nature & Conservation


by Asnoldo Benitez, EFTA’s Diversity Outreach Coordinator This July, the Children & Nature Network hosted another successful Natural Leaders Legacy Camp. I attended the leadership training at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. I have been working with Environment for the America’s GOCO Inspire initiative in Longmont, Colorado, a program in which … Continue reading Connecting People to Nature & Conservation

IMBD Offers a Chance to Reflect on the Beauty and Needs of Birds


contributed by Dr. Jeff Wells, the Science and Policy Director for the Boreal Songbird Initiative There are few things as exciting to a birder as the fleeting glimpses we get of the migratory birds that navigate through our parks and neighborhoods each spring. The sight of the birds that connect us with lands near and far … Continue reading IMBD Offers a Chance to Reflect on the Beauty and Needs of Birds

A Project Designed to Make a Difference


This spring, EFTA is excited to embark on a new project with support from the Bureau of Land Management’s Hands on the Land program. Three of our Celebrate Shorebirds interns, Tayler, Eddie, and Stefan, will have the opportunity to mentor students from low-income middle schools in southern Colorado, while teaching them about shorebirds and shorebird conservation. … Continue reading A Project Designed to Make a Difference

International Migratory Bird Day


As the Environment for the Americas intern, I will be organizing this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) event at the Yaquina Head Interpretive Center, on May 14th from 10am-2pm. For this event, I will be collaborating with the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) and Oregon State Parks (Beaver Creek) to host different activities at … Continue reading International Migratory Bird Day

Save the Date – International Migratory Bird Day


Finally! The school flyers are complete! Anita and I can now start advertising and distributing these flyers to local schools for our upcoming event. The moments we have anticipated throughout the many weeks of organizing and planning have arrived. This week Anita and I are focused on creating a banner to present at the International Migratory Bird … Continue reading Save the Date – International Migratory Bird Day