Dick Spight Farallon Islands Foundation Intern – 2018

In 2018, FIF funded a seasonal intern who was trained by Point Blue staff and resided on the Farallon Islands from March 17 through August 18, 2018 conducting seabird monitoring research. Monitoring activities included breeding success censuses, and banding and identification of seabirds and other wildlife. The intern also received hands-on experience with database management, science writing, experimental design and … Read More

Assessing hurricane impacts to Puerto Rican Birds – 2018

Puerto Rican Tody, a native bird of Puerto Rico. Photo credit: Jose Salguero.

During September 2017, the island of Puerto Rico was impacted by two major hurricanes — Irma (September 7) and Maria (September 20).  These two storms, especially Maria, devastated infrastructure and natural areas throughout the island. FIF’s 2018 grant to the Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI) and Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) helped to fund an island-wide bird census to assess the … Read More