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White River National Forest wildlife technician Kim Potter has become a nationally acclaimed bird researcher for her work with northern black swifts. Potter tried hiring on with the Forest Service in Rifle, but getting such jobs isn’t easy, so she began by volunteering, and then worked in seasonal and term employment capacities before finally being employed full-time in 2007.
Rifle bird migration expert Kim Potter finds her way to dream job
Grand Junction Sentinel

A woman who helped determine the unlikely winter destination of a certain Colorado bird also took an improbable path to her current job.

Potter, who studied some ornithology in college, “got really hooked on birds” after meeting other birders in Denver. She learned to band birds and went to .... Undertakings like the black swift research can be taxing. Working with the swifts at the ...

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