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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 2019, we have the openings listed below. Additional positions may be added over the coming months, so position-seekers should check back frequently.

Paid Positions

Crew Leader - Northern Goshawk Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Biologist - Bird-banding with the MAPS Program, Fort AP Hill, Virginia

FILLED - Biologist - Point Counts at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

FILLED - Biologist – Bird-Banding with the MAPS Program, Mariposa, California

FILLED - Biologist - Point Counts at Fort AP Hill, Virginia

FILLED - Biologists (4 Positions) - Black-backed Woodpecker Monitoring and Multi-species Point Counts in the Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Crew Leader - Willow Flycatcher Surveys and Multi-species Points Counts in the Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Crew Leader - Spotted Owl Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Volunteer Technician Positions

Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, and Flammulated Owl Surveys in the Central Sierra Nevada, California

Northern Goshawk Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Bumble Bee Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Bird-Banding with the MAPS Program, Mariposa, California

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

FILLED - Back-country Point Counts in Sierra Nevada National Parks, California

FILLED - Back-country Point Counts in Pacific Northwest National Parks, Washington State

FILLED - Willow Flycatcher Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Spotted Owl Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Additional Information

2019 MAPS Volunteer Technician Information Packet

 
Photo Credits: Top of Page, Jade Ajani; Right column photos: IBP, Alma Schrage
 

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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