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Bird Conservation Careers

Find bird conservation-focused career opportunities in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
Wyoming BioBlitz staff and attendees. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Wyoming BioBlitz staff and attendees. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
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Bird Conservation Careers

Find bird conservation-focused career opportunities in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Are you starting or continuing a career in bird conservation? Bird conservation is a rewarding career opportunity and one of the best ways you can support birds and the places they need in the Rockies region. Browse bird-focused conservation jobs available in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Available Positions

Audubon Careers

Search careers across the Audubon network here.

Habitat Hero Senior Coordinator (Fort Collins, Colorado)

The Habitat Hero senior coordinator is responsible for increasing community-based stewardship and urban conservation through community building and outreach. They will do this through a successful community outreach, specifically with local municipalities as well as Audubon Rockies’ community science programs. The Senior Coordinator will help Audubon continue fostering partnerships with community groups within the urban geographies of the Audubon Rockies territory (i.e. the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming as well as Salt Lake City, Utah). The Habitat Hero senior coordinator will translate Audubon’s conservation message by developing and/or coordinating a variety of outreach programs that reach local communities, municipalities, classrooms, family and adult audiences, and carry out citizen science opportunities. Learn more and apply

Snowy Plover Monitoring Project Community Recreational Use Intern, Audubon Rockies (Great Salt Lake, Utah)

The Snowy Plover Monitoring Project Community Recreational Use Intern will establish and implement dual survey protocols for human recreational use on and near Snowy Plover habitat on the south shore of Great Salt Lake. this internship is an excellent introduction to research that is intended to drive the co-creation of conservation actions by science and the community. Interns will gain invaluable experience from interactive communications with diverse community members, conducting research in the field, and honing data management skills that will help prepare them for advanced degrees and future employment. Learn more and apply

Summer Banding and Outreach Tech, Audubon Rockies (Casper, Wyoming)

The Wyoming Naturalist banding and outreach tech position combines community-based research and an opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental education. Two major activities are involved: (1) assisting outreach staff at the Audubon Rockies with educational programming and (2) conducting bird banding/outreach activities in public and private lands throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Other fieldwork may include point counts, area searches, and nest searches. Learn more and apply

Program Director, Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust, National Audubon Society (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET or Trust), Program Director, GSLWET, will be a key member of the growing GSLWET and the National Audubon Society Saline Lakes Program team, working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Utah, the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah, to launch the Trust. Learn more and apply

Transmission Initiative Senior Manager, National Audubon Society (Remote)

The senior manager of Audubon's Transmission Initiative in the western United States will be part of a team implementing Audubon’s Transmission Initiative through federal, state, grid operator, and local renewable energy planning processes, siting and permitting policies, and priority transmission projects. The emphasis of this work will be on the Non-CAISO, Intermountain West: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. By leading engagement with transmission developers, relevant electric grid decision-makers, advocates, and stakeholders working to modernize and expand the Western interconnection, the senior manager will represent Audubon’s transmission interests in the region. Learn more and apply

Bird Research Field Technician, University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado)

The University of Colorado Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department invites applications for a bird research field technician position! This is a field-based short-term position to assist with bird banding and blood sampling in Colorado and Nebraska during the 2024 breeding season. Learn more and apply

Director of Conservation, Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Science Program helps conserve birds and their habitats through community science. Focusing on key local habitats and pressing regional conservation issues, their goals are to gather novel information about local avian ecology, inform habitat restoration and stewardship, and engage a diverse community in scientific data collection. The director of conservation is responsible for providing strategic direction for conservation efforts across the organization, managing three to five staff members in the department, forging and maintaining partnerships with other conservation organizations, and implementing a number of local and regional community science programs. Learn more and apply

Intern, Flying Diamond Ranch (Kit Carson, Colorado)

Flying Diamond Ranch, an Audubon-certified bird-friendly ranch, is seeking an intern to aid in all aspects of their ranching business in Cheyenne County, Colorado. Duties will include calving, branding, fencing, grazing management, equipment and facility maintenance, and more. Learn more and apply

Joint Venture Coordinator, Playa Lakes Joint Venture (Remote)

Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) is seeking a dynamic leader with the drive and entrepreneurial spirit to develop collaborative conservation programs that advance the PLJV partnership. PLJV is a regional partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups, and private industry dedicated to conserving bird habitat throughout portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Their mission is to conserve the playas, prairies, and landscapes of the western Great Plains through partnerships for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. Learn more and apply

Parasitology Research Technician, University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado)

The Johnson Laboratory in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department is seeking parasitology research technician (s) with expertise in aquatic parasites for a full-time, temporary position at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to perform necropsies on a wide range of amphibian, fish, birds, and snail species to identify and quantify macroparasite infections. Learn more and apply

Vegetation Field Technician, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Eastern Colorado)

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking two to three motivated individuals with an interest in working lands conservation to assist with conducting vegetation surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) climate-smart agricultural practices for birds, throughout Eastern Colorado. Learn more and apply

Additional Career and Internship Resources

The Wildlife Society Career Center

US Fish and Wildlife Service Careers and Internships

To submit a position for posting, please email ashley.meadows@audubon.org. Submitted positions should advance bird conservation and be located in Colorado, Wyoming, or Utah.

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