Each season, BBBO hires one or more interns to help with our mist-netting programs. These Research Assistants, Field Assistants, and Data Techs are integral in making our operation run smoothly.


13317085_10153598771186272_4366176680754503913_oKaitlin Clark, Field Assistant, Spring 2018.

Kaitlin began mistnetting during her second year of attendance at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She has spent four seasons with the Burke Lake Banding Station at MSU and two 6 month seasons with the Klamath Bird Observatory in Ashland, OR. She began as a banding intern and progressed to crew leader and certified NABC Trainer. She has taught people of all ages in the classroom and at the banding station. She enjoys traveling and birding, especially in India with her fiancé.


Rebollo_photoMaria Emilia Rebollo, International Assistant, Spring 2018.

Emilia is from Argentina!  She received a BA in Biological Sciences from the National University of La Pampa and is currently a Ph. D. in Biology student. She has a doctoral scholarship with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), where her work is focused on breeding ecology of Vermilion and Fork-tailed Flycatchers. Since 2010 she has collaborated with the Center for the Study and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Argentina (CECARA), where she is lucky enough to work with different birds like passerines (Vermilion Flycatcher, Tufted Tit-spinetail, Saffron Finch), pisiforms (woodpeckers and woodcreepers), parrots, and birds of prey (Aplomado Falcon, Chimango Caracara) of the semiarid forest.  At BBBO she hopes to complete the bander training course and earn NABC Bander certification.  Her goal is to contribute to the a scientific-technological development in her country. It is important for Argentina to develop a group of skilled banders, and she hopes she can contribute to this effort. When not involved in bird activities, Emilia enjoys cooking, knitting and spending time with family and friends.

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