Category Archives: Hummingbirds

Bird Banding Time

It has been a whirlwind of a week! But lets take it one step at a time, ok? I headed out to Riverside last weekend to partake in one of my favorite activities ever: BIRD BANDING!   Can you tell … Continue reading

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UCSC Arboretum and Swainson’s Thrush

Today was the day for birds and plants. Normally I am not very interested in plants…but flowers? I’m there! We did some banding this morning at Butano State Park, which is along the coast just North of Santa Cruz and … Continue reading

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Never Ending

And just when you thought I was about to stop moving…I’m on the road again! Ok, not quite yet, but in 19 days I’ll be making my way up to the Santa Cruz area to study one of my favorite … Continue reading

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My 2012

This happens every year. Did I accomplish all my resolutions for 2012? I wrote in 2011 how I don’t like resolutions because they make me anxious; I feel like there is too much pressure. But, if they’re just things that … Continue reading

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Foot Update and Seven Questions

So sorry to leave you hanging yesterday! I had a busy weekend working on my bird banding skills and learned so much about different birds, molt, aging, sexing, you name it! I really had a great time, met some new … Continue reading

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Coastal Anniversary

Sorry I’ve disappeared on you. I was gone on an extended weekend with Whit to celebrate our two year dating anniversary in Cambria, CA! We found an awesome deal on Travel Zoo for a cute little inn along the sea … Continue reading

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The Question

When it comes to working in the environmental technician world you’re constantly moving around.  My current job ends in two days, which started only three months ago, and in a short three weeks I’ll be headed off to Peru for … Continue reading

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Barriers and, The Rainforest

There are two main things that have me on the edge right now about my upcoming adventure to the rainforests of Peru: Language barriers and literally, The Rainforest. There is so much unknown that I’m going into alone and it’s … Continue reading

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Next Big Adventure: Into the Jungle

I can’t even begin to describe the terror and excitement going on in my head right now, because I am about to experience probably one of the most difficult and enlightening/exciting things in my life this summer… I’m going to … Continue reading

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