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Join an IBP Field Crew photo Photo Join an IBP Field Crew
IBP has a variety of paid and volunteer technician positions available during all times of year, though the vast majority of our work takes place in spring through fall. You will take world class training in many aspects of conservation, bird survey, identification, or banding techniques, and have fun with dedicated, conservation-minded colleagues. Our work occurs in places as diverse as the High Sierra and remote South Pacific Islands. Be sure to check for listings, which are updated frequently.
Learn to Band Birds photo Photo Learn to Band Birds
Are you interested in becoming a bird bander? Or are you already a bird bander who would like to further hone your skills? IBP offers beginner, advanced, and customized training classes. A typical day at a beginner IBP banding class is spent catching birds in mist nets and banding them in the morning, and in classroom lectures and discussions in the afternoon or evening. The pace of the courses is fast, but there is also some free time. Skills taught include operation of mist nets and safe bird-handling skills; in-hand ageing and sexing techniques; scoring and recording data using MAPS protocol and forms; and many other techniques.
Remember IBP in your will photo Photo Remember IBP in your will
As a registered non-profit organization, IBP is eligible to receive charitable bequests, including money, land, or other property. Your willed gift or revocable trust will enable IBP to continue working to understand and protect birds and their habitats. It’s easy to set up, and can be modified as needs change. There are several ways you can donate with your legacy.
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Did you know you can contribute to IBP while you shop at Amazon? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support IBP every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact price and functionality of, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to IBP. To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to, and select IBP as your charity of choice.
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IBP is always looking for collaborators. We work locally, regionally, and globally with federal, state, and local governments, NGOs, universities, and individuals. We welcome ideas for new research, partnerships, or any type of collaboration that helps birds or their habitats. For more information about collaborative research opportunities, please contact Steve Albert.
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Get news of recent publications, summaries of recent research and presentations, news from the conservation world, and fun stuff like bird ID quizzes.
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Follow IBP on twitter at @instbirdpop to keep up to date with our latest publications and announcements, and to view current photos from our field crews!
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Contact Calls is IBP’s quarterly newsletter that includes descriptions of our work, articles by staff on various aspects of bird identification or cutting-edge research, summaries of our research, and many other articles. Sign up to receive this email newsletter 4 times per year.
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