Braddock Bay Raptor Research announces the availability of internships for the spring 2024 season.  There are multiple openings for these part-time internships in which individuals can focus on raptor field studies (banding, hawk migration count) and/or education.  Information about these internships is listed below.  A PDF version of the information can be downloaded here:  BBRR 2024 Internships

Intern Duties/Opportunities:

Raptor Banding –
• Assist with raptor banding operations, including lure bird care, station set up and maintenance, data collection, photo documentation
• Assist with trapping and banding raptors under the supervision of a licensed bird bander
• Assist with raptor banding data entry

Hawkwatch –
• Assist with the raptor migration count by spotting and identifying raptors in flight
• Assist with data entry, both live on-site and at day’s end into the HawkCount database
• Learn proper raptor identification and count techniques
• Interpretation and education on site for public visitors and organized groups

Education –
• Lead or assist with programs on site including owl prowls, banding station tours, and organized field trips
• Possibility of outreach programming in the community and working with captive education raptors for this purpose
• Assist with Bird of Prey Days event

• mid-March through mid-May; start and end dates flexible.
• Part-time – Minimum of 15-20 hours/week.  Flexible scheduling. Multiple openings available.

• Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Proper outerwear and footwear for cold weather is essential.
• Good communication skills and readiness to work with others.
• Must have own transportation.
• Optics in the form of binoculars (at least 8x) will be needed. Spotting scope is helpful as well, but not required. BBRR may be able to provide if needed.
• Bird and raptor identification knowledge a plus. More training will be provided.

Interested candidates send letter of interest, resume and references to Daena Ford at by February 15, 2024.