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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 2021, we have the openings listed below. Additional positions may be added over the coming months, so position-seekers should check back frequently.

Paid Positions

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

Biologist/Crew Lead - Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, and Flammulated Owl Surveys in the Central Sierra Nevada, NV

Crew Leader (2 Positions) - Northern Goshawk Surveys in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California

Biologist - Avian Point Counts in Southwestern National Parks

Crew Leader (2 Positions) - Back-country Point Counts in Sierra Nevada National Parks, California

COMING SOON - Seasonal Biologist - Spotted Owl Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

COMING SOON - Biologist - Avian Surveyor – Bird response to meadow restoration treatments in the Sierra Nevada

Volunteer Technician Positions

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

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

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

Spotted Owl Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

Northern Goshawk Surveys in the Sierra Nevada, California

Avian Point Count Technicians in Southwestern National Parks

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

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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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