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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 2022, we have the openings listed below.

Paid Positions

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

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

Biologist (2 Positions) - Multi-species Point Counts at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

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

Biologists - Assistant Crew Lead, Avian Point Counts and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys in Southwestern National Parks, Four Corners National Parks

Biologists - Avian Point Counts in Southwestern National Parks, Four Corners National Parks

Crew Leader – Bumble bee response to meadow and aspen restoration in the Sierra Nevada, California

Biologists – Bumble bee response to meadow and aspen restoration in the Sierra Nevada, California

FILLED - Biologists – Avian Point Count and Banding Biologists in Meadow and Aspen Restoration Research Areas, Sierra Nevada National Forests

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

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

Volunteer Technician Positions

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

Spotted Owl Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

Northern Goshawk Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

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

Willow Flycatcher Surveys on Tahoe National Forest

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COMMENTS

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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