Water & Boreal Birds


By David Childs As millions of people across North America flock to swimming holes at nearby lakes and rivers to escape the heat, so too do billions of migratory birds. But for the birds, these waterways represent far more than just an opportunity to cool off. They represent the best chance these birds have of … Continue reading Water & Boreal Birds

Internship Opportunity With the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex


Are you interested in working to connect Latino communities to the great outdoors?This internship position at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Complex may be for you! Environment for the Americas is now accepting applications for a Hispanic outreach internship opportunity in Corvallis, Oregon. Please find the position description below. Please review the application qualifications carefully … Continue reading Internship Opportunity With the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Migrating Birds Stop for a Rest in Panama – an Interview With Rolando Jordan


Rolando Jordan, nature guide at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center in Soberanía National Park, Panama, sat down with Environment for the Americas in March, 2017 for an interview on the important migratory stopover sites for birds passing through Panama. Part of International Migratory Bird Day, this video is one of our efforts to highlight this … Continue reading Migrating Birds Stop for a Rest in Panama – an Interview With Rolando Jordan

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

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