Jennifer McNicoll

As the USGS Bird Banding Lab Bilingual Liaison Biologist I collaborate with state, federal, and tribal wildlife biologists across the United States, and the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific Flyways on bird banding related activities. I coordinate auxiliary markers and other permit authorizations with government banders, including 500 master and 3,500 sub permit holders. The auxiliary markers include alpha-numeric color leg bands and flags, wing tags and neck collars, radio, satellite, GPS and cell transmitters, dataloggers, nanotags and new tracking technologies. I also work with our banding and encounter records which is a database of over 15 million records. I am bilingual in Spanish, so I work with people that encounter banded migratory birds in Latin American countries during migration or on their wintering grounds.


Education M.S. Wildlife Biology, 2005,  New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, “Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Nest Site Selection in Relation to Prairie Dog Colony Characteristics and Surrounding Land-Use Practices in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico.” B.A. Spanish, 1996, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Honors: Dean's list Work experience Liaison Wildlife Biologist and Spanish Bilingual Biologist - USGS Bird Banding Lab - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (December 2008 - present) Acting Visitor Services Manager (unofficial detail) - USFWS Patuxent Research Refuge (August 2015 and Sept 2015) Bilingual Field Director  - Las Nubes Center for Neotropical Conservation and Research, Costa Rica (2005 and 2006) MAPS Supervisor  - Institute for Bird Populations  (summer 2005) Research and Teaching Assistant - New Mexico State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Coservation Ecology (2002-2005) Volunteer Field Technician - Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project - Turner Endangered Species Fund (2004-2005) Field Team Leader- New Mexico State University, West Nile Virus Bird Banding & Blood Sampling Project (2004) Environmental Educator & Community Program Specialist - The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota (2001-2002) Avian Field Technician - Northern Arizona University, Bird Habitat Correlates Project, Mount Graham (2002) Fisheries Field Technician - Florida International University, Everglades (2001) Bilingual Field Director - ANAI - Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve, Costa Rica (2000) Environmental Education Specialist & International Intern Coordinator - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (1998 & 1999-2000) Research Intern - East Strodsburg University, Louisiana Waterthrush Project (1999) Seasonal Research Assistant - The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota (1998 & 1999) Publications Lutmerding, J.A., M. Rogosky, B. Peterjohn, J. McNicoll, and D. Bystrak. 2012. Summary of raptor encounter records at the Bird Banding Lab. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1):17-26. Martell, M.S, J.L. McNicoll, and P.T. Redig. 2000. Probable effect of delisting of the Peregrine Falcon on availability of urban nest sites. The Journal of Raptor Research 34 (2):126-132.