Bird Keeper Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

To use my abilities and training as a Bird Keeper to help growing company meet or exceed overall goals while also enhancing my career.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in feeding and taking care of captive birds of the facility
  • Profound knowledge of different species of birds and their food diets
  • Outstanding knowledge of artificial incubation and hand rearing procedures
  • Familiarity with cleaning and maintenance of bird exhibits and holding areas
  • Ability to capture, handle, and control various birds, in an effective and safe manner
  • Ability to communicate with coworkers, volunteers, and interns, in a cordial manner

Professional Experience:

Bird Keeper

Dickerson Park Zoo – Springfield, MO

August 2012 – Present


  • Prepared and fed proper food to birds, and dispensed correct medications to them, as required.
  • Cleaned, tidied, and sanitized all bird cages and exhibits, in a proper manner.
  • Identified all ill and injured birds, and notified about them to the supervisor, in a timely manner
  • Held birds during veterinary procedures and assisted with capturing birds, when needed.
  • Detected and removed dead birds from bird enclosures, in an efficient manner.
  • Created and maintained correct and current records related to birds and work performed.

Bird Keeper

Zoo Miami – Miami, FL

May 2009 – July 2012


  • Set up, repaired, and maintained various bird enclosures, exhibits, and props.
  • Monitored and provided care for eggs, neonates and young birds, efficiently.
  • Responded to bird-related emergencies and assisted in delivery of veterinary care.
  • Caught, handled, and carried all birds in accordance with agency policies and practices.
  • Developed and maintained strong professional relationships with all agency employees and contractors.
  • Created and maintained all bird-specific records and reports, accurately and on time.


Associate Degree in Life Science

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, Cloquet, MN