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River Point Bird Observatory
River Point Bird Observatory

Volunteer at River Point

River Point Bird Observatory offers volunteer and internship opportunities to both students and educators. These opportunities take a variety of forms and may occur throughout the year. The mission of our volunteer program is to introduce participants to three key components of BRI’s mission – Research, Collaboration, and Outreach. Our internships are offered in the spirit of mentorship, education and investigation.

Thank You, Stella!

THANK YOU, STELLA!

1 August, 2017: Stella Walsh, a long-term volunteer at River Point Bird Observatory, passed away last week. Stella was a dedicated researcher who willingly shared her time and expertise with interns, bird banders, and birding enthusiasts throughout the state. Stella’s contributions were instrumental in allowing River Point to become a long-term research and monitoring station in southern Maine, and we will miss her presence dearly in the River Point barn. Thank you, Stella, for everything you’ve given us over the past six years. Migration seasons won’t be the same without you.
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

River Point Bird Observatory offers the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Habitat Enhancement Volunteers: Provide assistance with keeping River Point’s habitat healthy and adequate for migrating and breeding populations
  • Nestbox Monitoring Volunteer: Assist in collecting data for the ongoing nest box monitoring research at River Point Conservation Area and partnering locations
  • Data Volunteer: Help with the collection, entry, and proofing of our data that will be used for future interpretation
  • Expert Volunteer: Lend River Point your expertise on plant identification, moth/insect identification, natural history, or other related skills to help lead walks and talks at River Point. Skilled bird banders are also welcome to assist with banding activities.


If you're interested in volunteering at River Point, please contact us for more information.

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

River Point typically hosts volunteer interns each banding season. Interns commit 20-40 hours per week assisting with all aspects of our program, including bird banding, nestbox monitoring, outreach and educaiton, and data management. Click here for our current internship opportunities.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

Thank you to all of our past interns and volunteers, who have helped us through countless banding seasons over the years!  

River Point Bird Observatory - Volunteers and Interns
 
Photo Credits: Header image © BRI-Jonathan Feeley; Thank You Stella © BRI; Volunteer at River Point © BRI; Internship Opportunities © BRI
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