Friday, March 30, 2012

Our time is up!

It’s hard to believe our three months are already finished here at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

We have had a wonderful time and hope to get back here next year. We really liked our job duties and working with the biologist. All the staff have been very nice.

Even though we didn’t get to spend a lot of time with the other volunteers, we enjoyed meeting everyone.

During our three months we donated 696 hours of our time. Tried out 21 new restaurants. Saw 3 life birds, Nilgai Antelope, and an ocelot.

Here are a few more favorite photos:

Roseatte Spoonbill

Black-necked Stilt

South Padre Island Beach

Mark on the jetty

Brown Pelican

Green Jay

This little Screech Owl roosts in the left side drain pipe over the visitor center:

Wild Turkey

Long-billed Curlew

Sunrise over the Laguna Madre

We’ll be home for a week or so then start heading to Colorado. We’ll have a few stops along the way to our next volunteer assignment which starts May 1.

Keep reading as we travel to Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.


  1. Love all the pics guys. Especially the roseate spoonbill as that is my favorite bird.

    So you are going back to Laguna (sp) again next year? Glad you found a place and a job you really like. We would come back here to Louisiana too but are commited to Key Deer next year so we will have to see what the future brings. Can only stay there 2 years.

    Looking forward to reading about what Colorado brings for you. Do you remember Marty and Sara Leigh Wilson that worked at Santa Ana? They are going to go exploring Colorado this summer so maybe you will run into them on your travels.

    Take care and stay in touch! :)

  2. We are interested in Key Deer - look forward to hearing about your experience there.
    We should find out in a few weeks if we're approved to come back to Laguna next year. We really like it here.
    I do remember Marty and Sara Leigh. It would be fun to see them - you never know!
    Keep in touch,