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FW: Birdjobs -- March 21, 2017

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Subject: Birdjobs -- March 21, 2017

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SEASONAL BIRD STEWARDSHIP PROJECT COORDINATOR, SARASOTA
Employer: Audubon Florida
Location: Sarasota, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 24 Apr 2017 Open until filled
Position Summary: Audubon Florida seeks a Seasonal Stewardship Project Coordinator to support beach-nesting bird conservation work in Sarasota County. The Coordinator will work on beaches throughout Sarasota County, a shoreline distance of about 37 miles, but predominantly in the central and northern portions of the county where shorebirds and seabirds have nested historically.
From February to August (“breeding season”), the Coordinator will be responsible for performing bird monitoring and protection work under Audubon’s “Restoring Florida's Shorebird & Seabird Populations” Contract. This project performs a spectrum of independent, beach-nesting bird conservation tasks with responsibilities that include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: **Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; **Monitoring nest sites weekly or more often for evidence of disturbance or predation; **Performing weekly or more frequent bird surveys including number of adult pairs of shore/seabirds, number of downy chicks, number of feathered chicks, and number of fledged young; and ** Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: recruiting and training new volunteers, advising and partnering with volunteers to chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.
This is a seasonal, full-time, grant-funded opportunity for 26 weeks from approximately March 10 – August 31, 2017 with an exact start date to be finalized once funding is secured. This position also will be funded in 2018 - 2020; funding may be available in subsequent years.
Essential Functions: By closely collaborating with Associate Director of Bird Conservation, s/he will ensure: **All Sarasota County beaches are effectively surveyed during the state-prescribed beach-nesting bird survey windows; *Bird survey data (presence and absence) is entered into the Florida Shorebird Database weekly; *All active nesting sites are monitored weekly or more often, and stewarded as appropriate (to be determined in consultation with the IBA Coordinator).
Additional responsibilities include: *Collecting accurate data as assigned, and submitting associated activity logs on a scheduled timeline. *Contributing to technical report writing and submitting content for the program. *Mentoring and advising volunteers in monitoring, surveying and stewardship activities. *Educating and engaging the public around coastal bird conservation through outreach at beach sites. *Cooperation with Audubon partners, including but not limited to: Sarasota County Audubon leaders and volunteers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists and law enforcement officers, and Sarasota County staff.
Qualifications and Experience: *Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required; Master's degree a plus. *2-3 years' demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and performing bird surveys a must. *Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain accountability for work products. *Excellent judgment and decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in all deliverables. *Demonstrated experience working with external partners and volunteers. *Demonstrated capability of physically active work installing posts and signs and walking up to 4 miles on coastal beaches to perform bird surveys and monitoring. *Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of Sarasota County a plus. *Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. *Must be able to work long days, weekends, and holidays as needed, in Florida summer field conditions. *Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
Apply Online Only At: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3114/seasonal-bird-stewardship-project-coordinator%2C-sarasota/job

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 21 Apr 2017 Open until filled
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking field technicians to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office's riparian bird surveys along the lower Colorado River between Lake Mohave and Yuma, Arizona. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date is March 23, 2017; end date will be in early June.
Duties will include conducting standardized area searches for birds along the lower Colorado River. Daily computer data entry required. A minimum of one (1) field season of point count surveys, spot mapping, and/or area searches; Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision; Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects; Current First Aid/CPR certification; Current eligibility to work in the U.S.; A valid driver's license.
Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience with identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds.
Compensation and Schedule: $17.51 per hour plus $4.27/hr fringe benefit. Work schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and vehicles provided for the field. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work related use of personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email (EM:
accommodations AT swca.com)
or call (PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/cxbjwczkjz
PI97147319

VOLUNTEERS (8) - FIELD WORK ON TROPICAL BIRDS IN COLOMBIA
Employer: Universidad ICESI
Location: Near Cali
Country: Colombia
Last Date to Apply: None provided
I am looking for driven and energetic students and researchers interested in working with tropical birds in Colombia. My project will take place between mid of April and late June 2017 at the Anchicayá that is located in the western slope of the western cordillera ~3 hour by car from Cali. The site covers an elevation gradient from 300-1100 m, and it is well preserve rainforest with close to 500 bird species reported for the site.
We have 8 volunteer positions available. Primary activities in this work include nest searching and monitoring. Additionally, we mist-netting and banding, and collection of samples from captured birds. We work six days a week approximately from 5am to 6pm, with occasional data entry and organization in the evenings. Mist-netting teams are expected to hike to and work in remote areas for up to two weeks at a time.
Field conditions are variable, depending on the field station to which assistants are assigned. In all cases, communication is reliable (mainly cell phone), and limited or no internet. We camp in tents for the entirety of the season and cook for ourselves (rice, pasta, legumes, cassava, plantain, and fresh vegetables). Field stations have reliable power or will have generator power on a nightly basis.
This work is most appropriate for those pursuing a career in ecology or behavior and who have previous field experience working in remote locations. There are often opportunities for students to develop thesis projects, and such students are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a completed application form (available on our website;
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Colombia_Gradients.html) and your CV to (EM: colombiagradientes AT gmail.com). More information on the project and information for potential assistants can be found on our project webpage.
Thank you, Gustavo A Londoño, Profesor Tiempo Completo, Universidad ICESI, Cali-Colombia

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Employer: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve / FIU
Location: Naples, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 30 Mar 2017
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Job Summary: **POSITION LOCATED IN NAPLES, FL*****
  *Assists with the logistics ofnew programs designed to enhance the connection of the Reserve¿s research programs to the education and outreach community. *Assists with the seasonal closing of least tern and snowy plover nesting areas within the Reserve and posts and maintains educational signs at critical nesting areas closed to public access. *Assists with scheduling and planning of the annual partners meeting. *Updates and maintains the Reserve library database. *Provides assistance in planning logistics and assists as one of the field trip guides for the annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival. *Assists with field collections of grab and diet nutrient samples for analysis by contracted laboratory.; Assists staff biologist visiting researchers and Audubon staff with bird monitoring and collecting samples. conducts monitoring of shorebird, beach nesting and wading birds with ability to identify common and uncommon species. *Maintains the database associated with biological monitoring projects in the Reserve as assigned. *Assists with other aspects of research at or management of the Reserve and facilities as needed. , such as special events and lab tours for guests. *Provides assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the Rookery Bay Reserve site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up and replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation after a storm; or other services assigned. *Performs other duties as assigned.
***THIS IS A RE-POST of opening ID 512925***
Minimum Qualifications: **High school diploma or GED and six (6) years of office or related experience coordinating functions of an office or department.
Desired Qualifications **Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks. **Demonstrates the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies. **Works in a fast-paced environment **Enter data and perform basic statistical analyses using spreadsheet software.
Minimum Qualifications: **Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Biology, Environmental Science or related field; OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Science or related field and two years of marine ecology laboratory and field experience. **Knowledge of basic marine ecology and coastal waterbird ecology and related management issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for environmental sampling and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small vessel operation, navigation and safety. **Demonstrates professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other's view of the world, personalities and working styles. **Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals. **Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement. **Environmental: Responsibilities may require working outdoors in South Florida's extreme climate and dense mosquito populations.
Advertised Salary: $36,467.00
Work Schedule: Begin time: 8:30 AM End time: 5:00 PM
Pre-Employment Requirements: Criminal Background Check
How To Apply: Current Employee--As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest
In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.
Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.
How To Apply: Prospective Employee--If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.
In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.
Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

ANCHOR STEWARD, SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY
Employer: Audubon Florida
Location: Pinellas, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 14 Apr 2017 Open until filled
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Fort Desoto County Park and St. Petersburg Beach. Nesting species may include American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Least Tern, and Black Skimmer. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is expected to begin on March 20, 2017 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Project Manager for Pinellas Bird Stewardship, the South Pinellas County Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: * Monitor nesting birds and conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and fledged young of each nesting species and enter/report data in the Florida Shorebird Database as directed by the supervisor. * Assist site managers and Audubon staff with installing symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed. * Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer per day as needed and on holiday weekends. * Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. * Work closely with site managers and Audubon staff, external partners, and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: * Experience and ability with record-keeping and summarizing data for grant-required reports. * Ability to recruit, train, support and schedule volunteers. * Work well independently and with other staff and volunteers. * A positive and diplomatic attitude is a must; strong verbal and written communication skills also essential. * Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. * Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. * Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. * Familiarity with Pinellas County beaches preferred. * Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience will be considered. * Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3133/anchor-steward%2C-south-pinellas-county/job

REGIONAL SHOREBIRD BIOLOGIST
Employer: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Location: Southwest Florida
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
Regional Shorebird Biologist - Southwest Florida – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking to hire a Regional Shorebird Biologist (Biological Scientist IV) for the southwest region of the state. This is one of several new positions in the agency associated with the inception of a statewide Shorebird Program. This individual will have the opportunity to shape and influence shorebird conservation in this large, biologically rich state. The agency is seeking candidates with a strong science background working with seabirds/shorebirds and professional experience designing and managing projects. Candidates with at least a Master’s degree will be given preference. The position requires someone who has strong people skills and an innate sense of diplomacy, but who is also intrepid and skilled in the field and in working with data. The position is grant funded, with current funding committed through 2020. However, we fully anticipate funding to continue beyond that timeframe. The position is OPS, meaning employees will have access to healthcare under the state system but there are no retirement benefits or paid leave. However, the work schedule and pay rate has been structured to account for holidays and some additional leave time. The rate of pay is $22/hour. The position is located in the Lakeland Regional Office.
Description of duties: Seeking a dedicated biologist with a strong background in shorebird and seabird (shorebird) conservation to serve as a Regional Shorebird Biologist for a 12-county region of southwest Florida. The primary responsibility of this position is implementing shorebird conservation actions locally, regionally, and in some cases, statewide: • Work with local governments, landowners, and resource managers to improve conservation of shorebirds (habitat management, habitat creation, predator management, posting) through outreach, technical assistance, recognition, etc.; • Work with partners to ensure high-priority sites are posted; Fill in monitoring gaps as needed. • Monitor the Florida Shorebird Database during nesting season and communicate issues/deficiencies to the Partner Data Quality Manager; • Work with partners to problem-solve controversial regional issues, especially those with potential regulatory consequences (fireworks, beach driving, local landowners protesting posting of nesting areas); • Improve the effectiveness of law enforcement efforts by developing and delivering annual training to law enforcement staff; • Engage in coastal engineering permitting issues, permit reviews, developing guidelines & conditions, improving permit compliance, and participating in relevant environmental commenting; • Oversee the implementation of regional predation management including prioritization and contracting predator control agents; • Provide scientific support and aid in implementation of statewide conservation initiatives such as the Florida Beaches Habitat Conservation Plan; • Assist with the development of Biological Status Reviews and otherwise assist with the imperiled species listing process; • Implement habitat management, creation, and restoration projects; • Assist with shorebird research and survey projects; • Be an active participant in regional partnership meetings and, where there is a leadership gap, serve as lead or co-lead. • Participate in regional/national conservation efforts, partnerships, flyway-wide efforts.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: B.S. degree in wildlife or related natural resource management (M.S. preferred); a minimum of 3 years professional experience in similar field; shorebird/seabird conservation expertise; strong data management skills; strong communication skills; people-oriented, outgoing personality, highly diplomatic, enjoys engaging with partners and stakeholders; independent and self-directed; prefer candidates proficient in boating, trailer hauling, and ATV operation.
How to apply: Interested individuals should submit an application and cover letter through the State of Florida job listings - search on position number 77902490 in Polk County. (Note that the position is listed as a Bio. Sci. III pending reclassification to a IV.) Questions may be directed to (EM: Nancy.Douglass AT myfwc.com).

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN WITH SEABIRD RESTORATION PROJECT
Employer: Oregon State University
Location: Based out of Anchorage, AK. During the field season will live at a field camp on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, AK.
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has an opening for a Field Technician position within the Pigeon Guillemot Restoration Project in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Studies will include on-colony behavioral and productivity observations, surveys to determine nesting distribution (using boats), and diet sampling to determine diet composition of nesting Pigeon Guillemots. This is an on-going project in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and mink trappers from USDA Wildlife Services. This position provides excellent field research experience and employees can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information about the project can be viewed at http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=searchResults.projectInfo&Project_ID=2190
LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of Anchorage, Alaska, but during the field season will live at a field camp on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
DATES: Full-time seasonal positions with anticipated starting date of May 1, 2017. Anticipated ending date is August 31. Work period may be extended beyond the anticipated end date as needed; flexibility on end date is desirable.
SALARY: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food stipend are provided.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver’s License, and D.O.I. Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) Certificate (or be willing to obtain one). The seasonal technician will be employed through a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small boats (current Department of Interior motor boat operator (MOCC) certification a plus), and be a good swimmer. Climbing experience is also preferred as the job may entail some repelling up to 100 feet. Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, climbing experience, fish identification experience, live trapping, and possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related field.
DUTIES: Field technician positions require long hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, and windy), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting scopes. Repelling to nests using climbing equipment may also be required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times.
APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) a one-page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application Documents must be named with the following format; Lastname_Firstname_2017PWSField Tech. Microsoft Word files preferred. For full consideration apply by March 31, 2017. Submit to: Dr. DANIEL ROBY at (EM: avian.jobs AT oregonstate.edu) with subject line: “2017 PIGU Restoration Tech”. Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to: DANIEL D. ROBY, Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803. If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact ALEXA PIGGOTT (EM: alexa.piggott AT oregonstate.edu). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.

URGENT! BIRD BANDER/EDUCATOR
Employer: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017 Open until filled
URGENT! BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATOR needed for Neighborhood Nestwatch (NN), http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com/ mid-April/early May – July 31. NN is a Smithsonian avian ecology-based environmental outreach project which takes place in urban/suburban backyards and schoolyards in a growing number of regional locations in the U.S. It is a community-based research project and an opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental education. One assistants is needed URGENTLY for our DC region. This work requires an ability to capture, color-band, age, sex, and measure birds unassisted as well as communicate ecological topics to a wide range of ages.
Applicants MUST have extensive experience setting up mist nets and removing captured birds unassisted. Resighting color banded birds, conducting point count censuses and vegetation sampling, sampling of blood, feather, and toenail tissues, as well as meticulous data entry also involved. The work requires an ability to work from early morning onward 6 days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks. Stand-out applicants will also have experience conducting public outreach activities, working cohesively as a crew member, and have a history of data entry accuracy.
The assistantship takes place mostly in backyards while communicating basic ecology to citizen participants. School events which include bird banding demonstrations and complementary outreach activities will also be conducted (Google: Urban Nestwatch, http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/neighborhood_nestwatch/urban-nestwatch.cfm).
Backyard activities will be conducted by paired teams whereas school events are conducted by a crew of three. Lots of driving in a metro area setting required. Project vehicle as well as housing included. Salary $1,800-$2,000/month depending on experience. Please email cover letter, CV, and the names and updated contact information of three references to (EM: reitsmar AT si.edu) as soon as possible. Please give an estimate of how many birds you have banded unassisted. Applications which do not include this estimate will not be processed. Finally, indicate any preference in regional location. Finally, indicate any preference in regional location.

EASTERN WILD TURKEY SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIANS
Employer: The Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University
Location: Skyline WMA – Jackson County, Alabama
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017 Open until filled
Multiple field technicians are needed to assist with eastern wild turkey research at James D. Martin Skyline WMA in northern Alabama from March 2017 to the end of October 2017. Responsibilities will include trapping, marking, and monitoring the survival and movements of turkeys in remote locations following detailed protocols; conducting camera, brood surveys for turkeys in undeveloped areas; maintaining and storing research equipment; constructing traps; and using 4-wheel drive vehicles to access remote locations. Other duties will include entering and proofing collected data on computers, and maintenance of field equipment including vehicles, electronic equipment, tools, traps and trap supplies. Survey efforts will require working long hours in variable field conditions (heat, humidity, snakes, insects, etc.) and living at remote field sites with limited amenities. Salary is $10/hour with housing provided.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in wildlife management and previous experience working under field conditions. Candidates must have navigation skills using GPS to navigate roadless areas; ability to use radio-telemetry equipment and computers; and the ability to detect and identify turkey calls during gobble count surveys. Preference will be given to individuals with experience capturing, banding, and radio-tracking wild animals; ability to identify, and determine sex and age of wild turkey by sight. Preference will be given to experienced candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife science or a related field. Applicants should also be able to work independently as well as part of a team. A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. A background check will be performed upon selection.
To apply, send (1) COVER LETTER highlighting relevant experience and your specific interests in the project, (2) RESUME, and (3) names and contact information for at least 3 relevant REFERENCES to: CAROLYN E. MOORE, 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Building, Auburn University, AL 36849, or by e-mail to (EM: cem0069 AT auburn.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Contact Person: Carolyn E. Moore, contact (PH: 334-844-4796 EM: cem0069 AT auburn.edu).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN – Arizona
Employer: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Location: Northern Arizona
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 14 Apr 2017
AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (1)– The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout Coconino and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona. The position will run from late April through late June, 2017. Successful candidates must be able to attend a mandatory paid training from April 24th through April 29th . For candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey work may be available as late as late July in other study areas and data entry and proofing work will likely be available through August. Upon the successful completion of training, technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found in Northern Arizona by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may require long days in the field periodically. This position represents an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit
http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx for additional information.
Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bears, and mountain lions. The ability to identify landbird species that breed in northern Arizona by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are also necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age.
To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single document to: CHRIS WHITE at (EM: chris.white AT birdconservancy.org). Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.
Compensation: Salary range of $2,300 to $2,700 per month (DOE), reimbursement for project related and some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.

BAHAMAS VOLUNTEER SHOREBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT WITH SCHOLARSHIP- LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER
Employer: Conservian
Location: Bahamas
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 23 Apr 2017 Open until filled
Conservian Bahamas April/May 2017 Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Shorebird Habitat Conservation, Volunteer Shorebird Field Assistant with Scholarship- Bahamas Live-Aboard. Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in April & May 2017 aboard our 75ft research schooner.
Field assistants will assist project director with daily project activities. The focus of the work is surveying for beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, and working with local volunteers to implement protective measures in the field. Focal species include Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. Assistants will record data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, and human-created disturbance. Assistants will complete various data forms, perform data entry, and help director supervise field crew and local volunteers. Assistants will also assist director with daily planning/prep duties onboard the research schooner. This is an excellent opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird ID skills.
Trip cost for one week is $1,250 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. Participants will fly to the Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included. NOTE: Scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part of above live-aboard costs.
Project Summary: Conservian and partners will continue on-the-ground protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites in the Bahamas. Field volunteers will participate in collecting new data on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected sites include globally and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks of the Bahamas, such as Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulter Cays National Park IBA, and the Berry Islands, as well as additional key shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco.
Project partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, International Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow AgroSciences, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas Police Force/Marine Support.Volunteer Field Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the below activities.
Project Activities:·Protect, post & sign shorebird & seabird sites ·Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & habitat ·Observe/assist with bird banding (conditions permitting) ·Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats ·Work with local volunteers to accomplish the above goals.
Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, snorkel, and visit local island towns.
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be comfortable living communally onboard a schooner and riding in small boats to access survey sites. Prior field experience and leadership skills are required for trip scholarship consideration.
April/May expedition schedule and locations
Assist for one week or more.
Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- April 23-30 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport)
Week 2: Great Abaco, west- Apr/May 30-7 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 3: Great Abaco, east- May 7-14 (Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-May 14-21 (Marsh Harbour/Nassau Int.Airport).
If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week or more as a Volunteer Field Assistant: please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org), Please label all attachments with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled.
See link to article on 2016 project from our supporters at LightHawk http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/
Go to our website: http://Coastalbird.org for more information about our 2017 expedition.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more information on Conservian’s coastal bird conservation work.

RAPTOR COUNTERS AND COUNTER ASSISTANTS NEEDED
Employer: Pronatura Veracruz
Location: Chichicaxtle and Cardel Veracruz
Country: Mexico
Last Date to Apply: 19 May 2017
The Veracruz River of Raptors well known as the project that counts the biggest raptor migration corridor in the planet seeks hard core birders to help with the Fall migration count.
Both positions will be needed from August 15th till November 23rd. Live one of the greatest raptor migration in the world in the well-known project Veracruz River of Raptors. Travel to this spectacular site and enjoy the wonder of birds and insects´ migration. You will also be able to learn about other resident and local birds. Interact with local people and local biologist´s and naturalist´s. You will also have the opportunity to approach the culture and of course the real Mexican food. We need raptor migration counters (3 positions) and assistants (2 positions) to work during 95 days at the Pronatura´s monitoring stations in the central coast of Veracruz Mexico where birds are funneled by the mountains to make this spectacular event. We are hiring enthusiastic and hard-working people with skills on identification and estimation of huge groups of raptors in stream lines, able to identify song birds and water birds at the two PRONATURA´s count sites (on average we count UP to 4 million raptors each fall plus passerines and water birds that make up to 300 thousands individuals). The peak days have over 200 000 individuals with record years having more than half million raptors in a single day!.
Three counter positions available. Applicants should have a high background identifying and estimating migratory raptors and other groups in both long distance and close flights and have the responsibility of daily data entry in Pronatura´s data bases and Ebird when possible. Skills in raptor ID and other migrants and being able to interact with the public when needed.
Two Assistant positions, they should be good at taking notes (especially numbers) with good hand writing and be capable of identify migratory birds as well and able to learn how to identify raptors in flight, they must be willing to explain/interact with visitors about bird migration and the importance of birds and enter data into Ebird when possible.
We will select applicants that show a big interest on birds and with lot of birding experience, in particular thus that worked with migratory raptors are likely to be chosen.
The work of both (counters and assistants) consists of 2 days work and 1 day off and so on during the 95 day´s period, starting 9 am to 7 pm (10 hours per day) from August 18 to November 22.
All selected applicants will also help setting the count sites, and will help to clean and maintain working and living facilities in good and clean conditions, capture data in our databases and hawk-count when needed. They need to be comfortable working and sharing a room with other people, be flexible, very pro-active, and be comfortable working in small towns and rural conditions. Need to work in teams and be collaborative. Willing to help in other activities (like attending visitors, during our bird festival or in environmental education activities). Hot temperatures and mosquitoes are expected.
The site is located not too far from the ocean and the mountains where birding hot spots are available with more than 250 bird species, endemics such Mexican Sheartail Hummingbird, White-bellied Wren, lots of raptor species are near observation areas, we use to organize trips to the mangroves to get 5 species of King-fishers, Sungrebes, Black-collared Hawks, in the cloud forest we can see 3 species of toucans, Oropendolas, Motmots and many other species (look for info at Ebird.com about hot spots near Chichicaxtle). Also staff members are encourage to visit during their days off the Raptor Banding station where we trapped near 400 raptors each Fall.
The positions will be based in Chichicaxtle and Cardel, small towns of Veracruz. Accommodation in rural conditions will be provided. Salary for counter position: $8,000 pesos (around 400 USD) to $9,000 Mexican pesos (aprox 450 USD), and for assistant’s $6,000 Mexican pesos (aprox 300 USD) to $8,000 Mexican Pesos (aprox 400 USD), all according to experience and skills, this is a life experience more than a job. Selected people will cover their own transportation to Veracruz. Medium knowledge of Spanish is required for both positions but we can be flexible according to experience.
Main responsibilities: **Identify and estimate birds in the 2 sites (Cardel and Chichicaxtle) **Record daily observations **Data entry in databases **Assist with reports and data analysis **Interact professionally with visitors, conservation agency staff, and the general public **Enjoy migration and birding in Veracruz
What is included: **Housing **Insurance during working period **Pick up in the airport **Project orientation **In country emergency support **Diploma of Participation **Several moments with hundreds of birds per minute!To Apply: Send letter of interest and your CV outlining relevant experience counting raptors for Counter positions and monitoring birds for assistants all applicants have to include three references (including full name, charge, email addresses and if possible phone number). Send to (EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org), in subject line depending to which positions are you applying write: VRR counter 2017 or VRR assistant 2017. Once we review your papers and considering that you cover the requirements, we will set an interview .If you do not receive communication from us, it is that you were not selected for interview.
Pronatura México - Veracruz Ignacio Zaragoza 73, Col. Centro, Coatepec, Veracruz: CP 91500. +52. (228) 1865548. http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org

BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA
Employer: Conservian
Location: Alabama
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 05 Apr 2017 Open until filled
BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA
(1 position). CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one. ch Ambassador/ Shorebird Monitor Volunteer intern for monitoring of beach-nesting birds and pubic beach use at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores Alabama. Work begins in early April and continues through early August. Intern is required to commit 32 hours per week to Gulf State Park. Intern may work over 32 hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 9.01. Shared housing is provided.
The focus of the work is monitoring and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, including Snowy Plovers and Least Terns, and increasing public compliance with park rules and protective measures in place for beach-nesting birds. Intern will also engage in general education and monitoring of beach-going public. As a Beach Ambassador, intern will be provided a park utility vehicle (UTV) for beach patrolling. Additional security duties include monitoring the parking lot and beach for trash compliance, ensuring the safety of all beach patrons, contacting law enforcement in the event of emergencies, and ensuring that park patrons are in compliance with Alabama State Park 220 Laws. Intern will record data on breeding, beach-nesting bird pairs, habitat assessment, and public compliance, erect and maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas, keep organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular data entry using Excel. Intern will report to and work cooperatively with Conservian Shorebird Assistant and Gulf State Park Supervisor. Training will be provided prior to beginning these job duties. Intern will also have opportunities to work with Conservian field staff at other shorebird sites in Alabama.
Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, in good physical condition, and enjoy working in warm summer temperatures on the Gulf Coast. Shorebird familiarity and experience working with the public is preferred. UTV certification and shorebird monitoring training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof binoculars (10x 42). Valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle.
Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments with your name. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until position is filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - LOVELY FAIRY-WREN, AUSTRALIA
Employer: University of Melbourne, Mulder Lab
Location: Cairns
Country: Australia
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
We are looking for one field assistant to help monitor a colour-banded population of Lovely fairy-wrens in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, for a research project on female ornamentation from University of Melbourne.
Time period: From August 25th to 25th September 2017. Starting/ending date can be adjusted but needs to be around this time. Assistant is expected to stay a full month.
Location: Cairns region, Queensland, Australia. We will be based in Cairns city but travel to several sites in the area. The applicant will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wildlife of North Queensland and leisure time to visit Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef or the world heritage rainforests.
Duties: Censusing of colour-banded birds, searching for and monitoring nests, banding nestlings, behavioural observations while following birds, assisting in behavioural experiments and target mist-netting. After fieldwork video/photo analysis, data entry and other computer activities will occur. Working days are long, with early starts, six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and organisation, and a strong work ethic are a must.
Qualifications: Experience resighting colour-banded birds, following birds in dense canopy, nest-searching, bird handling skills, mist-netting, banding and behavioural observations. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, and occasional tropical rain), maintain a positive attitude and enjoy shared living conditions. Good knowledge of English is a requirement.
Compensation: Free onsite accommodation is provided, but assistants cover travel to Cairns and their own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AUD$750 for the month towards receipted food and travel expenses (including airfare) to Cairns.
For more information contact: ANA LEITAO (EM: anamvleitao AT gmail.com). To apply, please email a letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, availability and a CV including names and contact information for 3 referees.

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