Great Basin Bird Observatory

Avian Point Count Technician

May - August 2020 • Reno, NV

What I liked

The people here are amazing and extremely helpful. It is important to network in the Wildlife community and the people I met through GBBO will always remain contacts and close friends even though it was a nontraditional summer experience with COVID-19. This is a awesome place to work and you will experience a totally different part of the world than what you are used to. NV is full of nature, beauty and all sorts of cool experiences. you will drive from Las Vegas to Oregon, so be prepared to see all of Nevada and the great birds and wildlife that comes with it.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have have more time in the field and learning the research methods, but it is understood why we were short on time due to the pandemic


Please apply for this job and study your western hemisphere songbirds by sight, song, and calls. It will make the experience that much better and will increase your knowledge of birds. Also by having knowledge or gaining knowledge of the plants found in Nevada, common and Latin names, you will be ahead of the game and be on more ready for the field season at GBBO.
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