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River Point Bird Observatory
River Point Bird Observatory
In 2011, Biodiversity Research Institute began a wildlife monitoring effort at River Point Conservation Area (RPCA) with the primary goal of establishing a migratory bird monitoring station. Since its inception, researchers have banded thousands of songbirds, trained dozens of interns, developed strong collaborations with research and conservation organizations, and shared our work with over a thousand students and community members.
Outreach and Education

Outreach and Education

River Point Bird Observatory proudly hosts students and visitors at our banding station to learn about bird biology through the eyes, ears, and hands of wildlife field biologists. River Point Bird Observatory offers educational materials for the classroom to prepare for a site visit and to reinforce concepts learned after visiting the banding station. Other field programs, including World Migratory Bird Day, are offered throughout the season to be enjoyed by the community. These events can be found on our events calendar.
Volunteer at River Point

Volunteer at River Point

River Point Bird Observatory has ongoing opportunities for interested individuals to gain practical experience working at a banding station and supporting wildlife monitoring. Volunteer internships and general volunteering opportunities are available and will be posted for consideration periodically throughout the year. We very much enjoy the opportunity to work with and educate future bird banders and naturalists alike.
Research

Research

River Point Bird Observatory is first and foremost an avian research station. Research projects have addressed topics related to bird monitoring, wildlife diseases and parasites, and tracking bird movements. Our data is growing every year to better inform science and the community of the health and status of our migratory bird populations.

Our Staff

Our Staff

Program Director
Patrick Keenan
patrick.keenan@briloon.org
207-839-7600 x242

Contributing Staff
Evan Adams
Kevin Regan
Tyler Tomassone
Kate Williams

 
Photo Credits: Header image © BRI-Jonathan Feeley; Outreach and Education © BRI; Volunteer at River Point © BRI; Research © BRI-Jonathan Feeley; Our Staff © BRI-Jonathan Feeley
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