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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 2018, 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 - Bird-Banding with the TMAPS Program, American Samoa

Volunteer Technician Positions

Bird-banding with the TMAPS program, American Samoa

Additional Information

2017 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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