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Help Us Monitor Bird Populations

IBP monitors birds for conservation and research using a wide variety of survey techniques, including mist netting, point counts, nest monitoring, and radio-telemetry. Each year we offer crew leader and volunteer technician positions on interesting projects around the US. For the spring/summer of 2016, we have the following openings:

Paid Positions

Biologist - Tongan Ground-Dove Research, American Samoa

Biologists (6 Positions) - Black-backed Woodpecker Monitoring and Multi-species Point Counts in the Sierra Nevada, California

Crew Leader - Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls tracking in the Sierra Nevada, California

Volunteer Technician Positions

Bird-banding with the MAPS Program, Yosemite National Park, California

Back-country Point Counts in Sierra National Parks, California

Bumble Bee Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

Willow Flycatcher Research in the Sierra Nevada, California

Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls tracking in the Sierra Nevada, California

Additional Information

2017 MAPS Volunteer Technician Information Packet

 
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What some of our past volunteer technicians have said

"I learned a lot in this single summer and through it all, I realized that this is what I want to do with my life ... I really enjoyed being a part of this experience ... Thank you for giving me this experience which will take me far in my academic endeavors."

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"This was a crash course in backpacking and field work. I was bitten and smitten and have returned to IBP each summer since ... I feel privileged to work with its employees, who are incredibly patient and generous with their knowledge and have instilled a lifetime passion in me."

"I completely enjoyed my summer ... and I cannot believe how much I learned."

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