Willapa National Wildlife Refuge celebrates IMBD and Shorebird Stopover Habitat


Jackie Ferrier is the refuge manager for the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state. In the past seven years that Jackie has worked out of this office, she has witnessed the migration of millions of shorebirds and waterfowl that use key stopover habitat this area provides. Jackie talked with us last week about the importance … Continue reading Willapa National Wildlife Refuge celebrates IMBD and Shorebird Stopover Habitat

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – A Key Stopover Site and Home to Young Conservationists


Karen Leavelle is the Director of Osa Birds, “an avian conservation program  that focuses on the monitoring and protection of bird-friendly habitat on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Our projects include scientific investigation of endemic and endangered bird species, monitoring of the abundance and long-term health of both resident and migratory bird populations, and activities … Continue reading Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – A Key Stopover Site and Home to Young Conservationists

Warblers and Cuckoos Migrating Through a Newly Identified Stopover Site in Colombia


Nicholas Bayly, Migratory Species Manager with SELVA, a Colombia-based NGO founded in 2009, has been working at a newly identified stopover site in the dry forest remnants in the department of Córdoba, Colombia monitoring migrant passage since March 23rd this year. In the guest blog below, Nick shares with EFTA some of the exciting things … Continue reading Warblers and Cuckoos Migrating Through a Newly Identified Stopover Site in Colombia

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