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Subject: Bird Jobs -- October 18, 2014
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Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:50:47 -0400
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NORTH AMERICAN BANDING COUNCIL (NABC) CERTIFICATION SESSION – The Toucan 
Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) is scheduling a North 
American Banding Council (NABC) certification session for landbirds at 
its field station in the Maya Mountains of Belize. We will be offering a 
Bander level workshop of 8 candidates, with an additional Trainer level 
for those who have already completed their NABC Bander certification or 
wish to do both in the same session. The Bander session will be between 
the 26th of November and 1st of December 2014. Trainer certifications 
will be between the 1st and 3rd of December 2014. NABC manuals are 
available from the NABC website at 
http://www.nabanding.net/bander-resources/. Reservation deadline is Oct. 
21 or until full. For more information visit 
http://treesociety.org/nabc-banding-workshop-in-belize-2014/ or for 
registration contact us at (EM: info AT treesociety.org or mcharette AT 
treesociety.org)

PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEACH CENTER DIRECTOR – The U.S. Geological Survey, 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD is recruiting for the 
Center Director. PWRC is the premier research center in the fields of 
Quantitative Analysis and Structured Decision Making, Migratory Bird 
Monitoring and Research and Endangered Species Research and Recovery. 
This position manages a budget of approximately $17 million and staff of 
100+ Federal Employees. Applicants should have strong research 
background and publication history in Wildlife Biology. 
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/ The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Director 
vacancy is open until November 3rd at the following links: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382512200 ATL-2014-0989 
DEU-Open to all US Citizens 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382507800 ATL-2014-0988 Merit 
Promotion-Open to Current Federal Employees

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS LANDBIRD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS FIELD ASSISTANTS for the 
CHARLES DARWIN FOUNDATION - Organization: Charles Darwin Research 
Station. Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Duration: 3 months from 
mid January 2015, but volunteers staying longer will be preferred. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 15th 
November 2014, but positions will be covered as soon as suitable 
candidates are found. Job Description: Volunteers needed with interests 
in avian conservation biology. The assistants will get involved in the 
following activities of the Galapagos Landbird Conservation Plan: 
Collaborate with the Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) 
ecology study, which takes place mainly in the highlands of Santa Cruz; 
Help the main investigator to determine the population status of the 
Galapagos Martin -Progne modesta- (Carry out surveys through its 
distribution area, visiting the main representative habitats; Help 
determining the causes of its limited population); Help developing new 
control methodologies for the Smooth-billed Ani (Crothophaga ani), with 
the collaboration of rangers from the Galápagos National Park; 
Collaborate with the Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) 
Nestbox Project, which takes place at the Barranco -Charles Darwin 
Research Station- (Checking the boxes; Follow up of the breeding biology 
of the species whenever the boxes are occupied; Help in the banding of 
the breeding pairs); Participate in the bird census that will take in 
the different islands of the archipelago; Participate, whenever 
necessary, in the Mangrove Finch Project, Philornis Project, and other 
projects of the FCD. Stipend: This is volunteer position. Accommodation 
can be found at the Charles Darwin volunteer house (fee of 7 USD per 
night). The work schedule is typically Monday-Friday, with the weekends 
off. Volunteers must pay for their transportation to Galápagos. 
Qualifications: Volunteers should be hard working, responsible, very 
enthusiastic and patient. Previous experience with fieldwork, preferably 
with birds, is valuable. You must also be able to get along well with 
others and be fit, able to hike in harsh terrains. Bird identification 
skills and bird banding experience are a plus. Bachelor or Biology 
students will be given preference. To Apply: To apply please send an 
email containing the application form and attachments to Dr. JAVIER 
COTÍN (EM: javier.cotin AT fcdarwin.org.ec) Application form and 
instructions can be found at: 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/about-us/careers/volunteers/ For more 
information about Charles Darwin Foundation, please visit 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/ or friend us in Facebook! 
https://www.facebook.com/darwinfoundation



PHD OPPORTUNITY IN ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY – Hakai Institute and Simon 
Fraser University. Description: I am looking for a PhD student to join 
my research group in new collaborative study that is being established 
by the Hakai Institute (hakai.org.) This research program aims to link 
theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies on 100 islands 
along the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. The student will 
examine how nutrients from the sea, including seaweed, affect the 
community ecology of breeding birds. This project will benefit from 
complementary studies by other researchers examining plants, mammals, 
and insects at the same sites. The ideal candidate will have completed 
an MSc in avian ecology, with experience censussing breeding birds by 
sight and sound. Other helpful skills include banding and vegetation 
surveys. This is a remote and beautiful region, accessible by powerboats 
and kayaks from the Hakai Institute. So physical fitness, experience 
working under rugged conditions, and a perpetually positive attitude 
will be important. Students will benefit from the collegial atmosphere 
of both the Hakai Institute and the Earth to Ocean Research Group at 
Simon Fraser University. The first field season will be in the spring of 
2015. Qualifications: You must have an MSc in avian ecology, strong 
publications, and an ability to identify birds by sight and sound. I am 
also looking for strong quantitative skills and interest in advancing 
general theory. Experience banding birds and operating boats would be 
helpful. This project will require attention to safety and strong 
teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills. If you don’t like 
getting wet, camping, clambering around forests and shores, working on 
and around the sea, or bears and wolves, this PhD is not for you. To 
Apply: Please send a letter explaining why this project interests you, 
including relevant experience and skills, along with your CV, 
transcripts, and contact details of three references, all as a single 
PDF with the subject line “Island Biogeography PhD”. Contact: Dr JOHN 
REYNOLDS (EM: Reynolds AT sfu.ca), http://www.johnreynolds.org. Review 
of applications will begin immediately.

CURATORIAL/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, ORNITHOLOGY AND MAMMALOGY COLLECTIONS – 
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. The 
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates (CUMV) is seeking an 
ornithologist or mammalogist to curate and grow the collections through 
an organized program of accession in-volving Cornell students in all 
aspects of museum-based activities. We are interested in a leader for 
all aspects of the program, from field collections through specimen 
preparation and curation, to use of the collections in modern 
specimen-based research. The successful candidate will curate the 
Ornithology and Mammalogy Collections (including co-supervision of a 
full-time collections manager) and maintain an active research program 
in collections-based research. The CUMV is a unit of the Department of 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is housed in the modern Imogene 
Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, along with the Lab of 
Ornithology and its 200 plus faculty and staff. The CUMV holdings 
include over 1.25 million specimens, including over 60,000 bird and 
38,000 mammal specimens and a substantial tissue collection. The CUMV 
includes space for teaching, specimen preparation and molecular work; a 
walk-in freezer; X-ray lab; dermestarium; etc. Cornell supports a 
diverse community of faculty, staff and students pursuing an uncommonly 
large number of programs and projects in vertebrate biology, ecology and 
evolution. Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in 
ornithology, mammalogy, or related area, have broad knowledge of birds 
and/or mammals, have experience working with natural history 
collections, and display an interest in interacting with students and 
the broader scientific communities at the Lab, Cornell and beyond. 
Inquiries are encouraged to either of the co-chairs of the search 
committee: Prof. DAVID W. WINKLER (EM: dww4 AT cornell.edu) or Prof. 
JEREMY B. SEARLE (EM: jbs295 AT cornell.edu). Please submit (as a single 
pdf file) a CV, a letter describing your vision for future 
collections-based research and education, and the names, phone numbers, 
and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to: 
(EM: curator_search AT cornell.edu). Review of applications will begin 
27 October 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Cornell 
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT at Central Ornithology Publication Office. 
Website: http://www.aoucospubs.org Location: Virtual Office. Duration: 
Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2014. Job 
Description: The American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) and the Cooper 
Ornithological Society (COS) are seeking a Communications Assistant for 
their Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). COPO manages the 
editorial and production and outreach processes for the societies’ 
journals, The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: 
Ornithological Applications. The Auk and The Condor have long and 
distinguished publication histories and are solidly established among 
the top handful of peer-reviewed science journals that focus on the 
biology of birds. The Journals publish articles online weekly. The 
Communications Assistant will write and manage the publicity and 
outreach materials for the Journals and Journal articles. The 
Communications Assistant reports to the Managing Editor. Qualifications: 
Required qualifications: * Formal degree(s) in biology or related 
science. * Five years experience in scholarly, scientific, and journal 
publishing and promotion. * Proven ability to write and edit scientific 
materials and in the field of ornithology. * Experience with journal 
promotional materials such as e-alerts, e-newsletters, article 
summaries, press releases, postings on forums, websites, and social 
media writing and posting. * Demonstrated ability to work in a team 
setting and self-manage independent projects. * Excellent written and 
verbal communication and interpersonal skills. * Ability to function at 
a high level in an academic, scholarly, scientific, nonprofit publishing 
environment. Preferred qualifications: * Additional education in a 
related field to scientific journal publishing, such as English, 
communications, journalism, public relations, publishing, linguistics. * 
Experience writing and posting on websites working in html, compiling 
journal and website metrics, and creating graphics for web and print. 
Knowledge and Experience: • Ability to understand and write about 
research in ornithology, conservation, and quantitative methods. • 
Writing skills for promotion of high-level scholarly, scientific, and 
educational content. • Website writing, posting, and html skills. • 
Computer-capable and tech-savvy, ability to easily learn new software 
programs and other tools. • Ability to manage and complete multiple 
overlapping tasks within strict deadlines and with accuracy. • 
Professional and diplomatic communications skills necessary for 
interactions with the multiple stakeholders in the scholarly publishing 
environment. To Apply: Send letter of application, addressing your 
knowledge, experience, and the stated requirements, a CV / resume, and 
names and contact information for three supervisor references to (EM: 
ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com). Deadline for receipt of applications is 
November 15, 2014. For more information: contact KATHLEEN ERICKSON, (EM: 
ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com, PH: 415-435-1604). A longer job description 
is posted on the Publications website at 
http://www.aoucospubs.org/page/newsandpress

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TECHNICIAN : KANSAS at Kansas Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit. Website: http://www.k-state.edu/kscfwru/ 
Location: Western Kansas. Duration: 3 months with the possibility of 
extension. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: The Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at 
Kansas State University is seeking one seasonal research technician to 
aid M.S. and PhD projects researching population dynamics and 
demographics of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in western Kansas. Eligible 
applicants will be available for work beginning November 20, 2014 to 
February 2015, with the possibility for extension. Applicants should be 
prepared to work irregular hours (pre-dawn), with long work days in 
extreme conditions (hot, dry, windy, or cold). Possible encounters with 
venomous snakes should be expected. Applicants should be comfortable 
working on private lands, have a valid driver’s license, and have 
experience driving off road. Housing (shared) will be provided at a 
remote site in western Kansas. Applicants should be comfortable living 
in close quarters with other technicians and graduate students. Primary 
Duties: tracking Lesser Prairie-Chickens via telemetry, vegetation 
surveys, working closely with collaborating researchers, as well as data 
organization and management. Trapping will begin in March of 2015 if the 
positions are extended. We also have the possibility of hiring two 
full-time field technicians. Full time positions would begin January 
2015 and last a minimum of one year. If interested in these positions, 
please inquire to the e-mails below. Qualifications: Applicants must be 
working towards or have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, 
biology, or related field. Preference will be given to applicants that 
have demonstrated experience in field research, handling wildlife, 
radio-telemetry, and habitat surveys related to avian ecology. 
Successful applicants will have a positive work attitude and strong work 
ethic. To Apply: Please send a cover letter (summarizing research 
experience, description of work ethic, and reasons for interest in the 
position), resume, and contact information of three references IN A 
SINGLE PDF to: SAMANTHA ROBINSON (EM: robinsonsgrace AT ksu.edu), JOHN 
KRAFT (EM: jdkraft AT ksu.edu), DAN SULLINS (EM: sullins AT ksu.edu) and 
JONATHAN LAUTENBACH (EM: lautejon AT ksu.edu)

SENIOR QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
professional ecological consulting firm with offices in California and 
Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound 
solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We are 
seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los 
Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s 
scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and 
statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological 
sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, 
and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical 
expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies 
and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental 
processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop 
methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error 
budgets and to develop models for trend detection. Essential Duties and 
Responsibilities: **Develop appropriate sampling designs for application 
in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings. **Develop, test and 
assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling 
applications.**Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize 
sampling designs and in developing integrated statistical 
analyses.**Provide critical input to field protocol development and 
QA/QC plans.**Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data 
collection to entry into a relational database.**Conduct fatality 
estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration with science 
staff**Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with 
science staff and external experts.**Communicate efforts to the 
ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications). 
Required Education: Ph.D. plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, 
ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 
or more years’ experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting 
biostatistical and ecological modeling tools and applications. Required 
Experience, Knowledge, Skills: **Strong record of achievement in the 
areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or 
statistical applications in ecological investigations.**Strong 
analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to 
successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term 
challenges.**Knowledge of field biology protocols and 
practices.**Ability to work with large databases.**Ability to 
effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from 
different disciplinary backgrounds.**Demonstrated ability to interact 
and communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, 
and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.**Expertise with common 
statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).**Solid record of 
effective scientific/technical writing and review. Preferred Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Experience designing and/or applying fatality 
modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of 
renewable-energy projects.**Experience designing and applying power 
analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical 
differences or achieve desired levels of precision.**Experience with 
methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, 
generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed 
modeling (GLMM’s).**Experience in graphical presentation of complex 
analyses.**Experience designing and querying large databases in MS 
Access.**Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.**Familiarity 
with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.**Self-starter who 
can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative methods to 
enable continental-scale research.**Peer-reviewed publications. For more 
information about HTH and our areas of expertise, log on to 
http://www.harveyecology.com. To apply for this position, please send an 
e-mail titled “Senior Quantitative Ecologist” containing your cover 
letter, resume, transcripts, and references to (EM: personnel AT 
harveyecology.com) or mail to Senior Quantitative Ecologist, H. T. 
Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, 
Los Gatos, CA 95032. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

FIELD TECHNICIANS – Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program – The Arizona 
Game and Fish Department needs 16 field technicians for the Arizona Bald 
Eagle Nestwatch Program; $115/day with a 10 day on/4 day off schedule. 
Private contractors will be hired to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 
to 12 breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from 
February 4 thru a minimum of May 15, 2015. Contractors will collect bald 
eagle behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help 
enforce closures around the breeding area. Previous birding and 
behavioral data collection experience preferred but not required. For 
more information on the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the 
Arizona Game and Fish Department's web page at 
http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/employment_eagle.shtml, the 
Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee’s web page at 
http://www.swbemc.org/nestwatchProgram.html, call KENNETH JACOBSON at 
(PH: 623- 236-7575, or EM: baldeagle AT azgfd.gov). Application 
information can be downloaded from http://procure.az.gov by selecting 
“Contract and Bid Search”, “Bid”, and searching for “AGFD15-00004579”. 
All applications must be submitted within the ProcureAZ website before 4 
Dec 2014 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY POPULATION GENETICS AND COMPUTATIONAL 
BIOLOGY – The Biology program within the Division of Science and 
Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks 
a population geneticist with strong computational biology skills to fill 
a tenure track assistant professor position. The applicant should be a 
dedicated teacher capable of successfully involving undergraduates in 
research. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to 
develop undergraduate curricula, professional outreach programs, and 
extramural research or programmatic funding. Additional information on 
the Division and the Biology program can be found at sep.csumb.edu, the 
university and its vision at http://about.csumb.edu/vision-statement, 
and our exceptional undergraduate research program at 
http://uroc.csumb.edu. Responsibilities The successful candidate will: 
(1) teach upper division evolutionary biology & population genetics, (2) 
develop and teach upper division bioinformatics & systems biology or a 
new upper division course in genomics or other computationally intensive 
branch of biology, (3) develop and maintain a research program that 
provides opportunities for undergraduates, (4) occasionally teach 
genetics or help with lower division instruction, and (5) contribute to 
the development of this new university. Qualifications (minimum): 
**Ph.D. in biology or related field at time of hire.**Demonstrated 
excellence in teaching.**Expertise in Population Genetics.**Expertise in 
Computational Biology. Qualifications (desired): **Research interests 
that leverage CSU Monterey Bay’s unique location at the interface 
between land and sea on the Central California coast.**Expertise in a 
computationally intensive field of study such as transcriptomics that 
can be applied to projects suitable for the undergraduate research 
environment.**A strong background in evolutionary or conservation 
biology.**Experience mentoring student research and/or 
internships.**Desire and ability to teach and mentor students from 
diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds.**A 
record of writing successful proposals for extramural 
funding.**Experience with course and curriculum development. How to 
Apply: All prospective applicants must apply on-line at (URL: 
https://mocha.csumb.edu/uhr/jobs/login_applicant.jsp) Applicants must 
submit: 1) Letter of Interest, 2) CV, 3) Teaching Statement (2 page 
max), 4) Research Statement (2 page max), 5) Contact information for 3 
professional references. Please combine your teaching and research 
statement into a single document for upload. Screening begins November 
1, 2014.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 - 4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the 
Florida Everglades. 1 - 2 positions extend from mid Jan to May 2015; 1 - 
2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 2015. Salary is $1450/month 
plus housing. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the Research 
Coordinator and a post doc in all aspects of field research including 
ground surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, 
collection of feathers from nestlings, testing eggs for mercury, and 
monitoring (on foot) species diversity and nesting success of various 
wading bird species in multiple colonies throughout the Everglades. 
Field teams and tasks will vary almost daily. Non-field duties include 
equipment maintenance, analysis of aerial photos, and data entry. 
Technicians must maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety 
considerations, be in excellent physical condition in order to contend 
with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, stuck boats, wet 
mucky soils, gators), work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers, and show patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid 
driver's license and good driving record are required. Successful 
candidates will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or 
management experience. Training is provided, but some preference will be 
shown for those having experience piloting powerboats, towing and 
backing trailers, or flying in small planes. Application materials must 
be received by Nov 10. Specify if you prefer to start in Jan or Feb and 
length of availability. Send cover letter (including the names, email 
addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) and resume in a single 
e-mail attachment (if possible) with the filename Yourlastname_app.doc 
or by mail to: NICK VITALE, (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu) , University of 
Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, 
Gainesville, FL 32611-0430. http://www.wec.ufl.edu/research/wadingbird/

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST, FIELD COORDINATOR at Virginia Tech. 
Website: http://www.job.vt.edu Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 29 Oct 2014. 
Job Description: Position available immediately, to assist with research 
on red-cockaded woodpeckers on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North 
Carolina. Salary dependent on qualifications (minimum $31,979), full 
benefits. This is a long term, year round position. For a full 
description of the position and requirements go to www.jobs.vt.edu, 
posting #SW0140756. Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition, 
able to climb to 60’ and operate power drills and 4-wheel drive 
vehicles. Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, fisheries and wildlife 
biology or related field required. Experience working with red-cockaded 
woodpeckers, reading color bands, constructing artificial cavities, 
identifying birds by sight and sound and banding birds preferred. 
Masters degree and supervisory experience are desirable. Position 
demands excellent organizational skills and involves coordinating with 
military personnel and working around active military training. To 
Apply: To apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0140756. 
Applications must be submitted by October 29, 2014. Virginia Tech is an 
equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. If you have questions, 
email JEFF WALTERS (EM: jrwalt AT vt.edu).

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm at National Audubon 
Society. Website: http://www.audubon.org/ Location: Dayton, OH. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job Description: Position Summary: 
Dually reporting to the Friends of Aullwood Board of Directors and the 
Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway, the Executive Director for 
Aullwood will have four core functions: manage all Aullwood operations 
for the nature center and farm, develop and implement best practices in 
land management and sustainable agriculture through education and 
citizen science research, play a significant and proactive role in 
fundraising for Aullwood’s facilities and operations; and participate as 
an active member of the Mississippi Flyway. S/he will be responsible for 
developing Aullwood’s strategic direction in concert with local 
partners, and aligning with National Audubon’s strategic plan. Essential 
Functions: Strategic Leadership and Staff Management - Provide dynamic 
and collaborative leadership for Aullwood’s mission, strategy, core 
program areas and operating departments consistent with National 
Audubon’s strategic plan. - Oversee all operational aspects of 
Aullwood’s sanctuary, farm, buildings, budgets and programs; hire and 
effectively manage staff. - Maintain a strong and collaborative 
relationship with the Friends of Aullwood Board, while also building 
Board capacity and engagement; develop and enhance relationships with 
local environmental and other community leaders, organizations, and 
stakeholders. - Build Aullwood’s organizational capacity through 
empowerment and professional growth opportunities for staff and 
volunteers. - Cultivate and maintain a strong team by creating a culture 
based on for mutual respect, open communication, collaboration, 
individual initiative and collegiality. Program Development and 
Implementation - Work with education staff and other internal/external 
stakeholders to develop and implement educational, interpretive, and 
restoration programs that advance the understanding and conservation of 
birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. - Establish on-site 
educational and outreach programs that contribute to Aullwood’s mission 
and the mission of the National Audubon Society. - Develop and implement 
with Audubon’s Mississippi Flyway, Grange Insurance Audubon Center and 
other organizations, Bird Friendly Communities conservation and 
education initiatives. - Implement methods for evaluating the success of 
initiatives or programs. Budget and Fundraising - Work with Office 
Manager to develop and deliver required budgeting and financial 
reporting. - In collaboration with the Development/Marketing Manager and 
guidance from the Friends of Aullwood Board, create and implement a 
financially sustainable development plan for the Center that cultivates 
and maintains relationships with current donors while identifying and 
expanding new funding sources. - Enhance existing sources of earned 
income, including program revenue, camp and school program tuition, 
store sales, rental income, admissions, etc. - Effectively and 
enthusiastically communicate the case for support of the Center’s 
program at community and fundraising events. - Seek new revenue 
opportunities, write grants, ensure grant reporting and compliance; 
assist with and staff special fundraising events at Aullwood. Marketing 
and Community Outreach - In collaboration with Aullwood staff, Friends 
of Aullwood Board and third-party vendors, develop and implement 
marketing and promotions plans for Aullwood and its programs. - Develop 
and deliver effective oral and written presentations, and serve as 
Aullwood’s spokesperson and as Audubon’s voice within the local 
community. - Oversee Aullwood’s marketing and communication materials 
including but not limited to Annual Report, Annual Appeal, Special Event 
publications, Membership brochure, Newsletter, Planned Giving, Aullwood 
Information/Map, etc. - Host and/or coordinate relevant community, state 
and national forums or conferences. Provide relevant programs for 
conferences. Land, Farm and Facilities Management - Oversee the 
maintenance and protection of Aullwood’s 200-acre sanctuary, sustainable 
farm and more than 25 permanent structures/buildings. With the 
maintenance/farm staff, implement a maintenance plan for the farm. - 
With the Farm Manager create and implement a sustainable agriculture 
plan that provides an educational and safe interface between visitors, 
livestock and farm practices. - Collaborate with other institutions to 
create needed habitats for birds, especially tallgrass prairies, etc. 
Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management, Science, 
Education, Non-profit Management, Development, Environmental Studies or 
related field is required. Graduate degree is preferred. - 5-8 years’ 
progressive leadership experience in nature centers, science museums, 
zoos/aquariums, non-profit organization, research or field studies 
programs that include experience in staff, budget and program 
management. - Demonstrated non-profit fundraising success. - Experience 
in environmental education program design and assessment. - Strong 
business acumen with the ability to think strategically, 
organizationally and creatively, juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, 
work in a dynamic environment and effectively manage change. - 
Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through 
to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and 
coordinating the work of key staff and partners. - Excellent written and 
verbal communication skills, ability to prepare and deliver 
presentations to diverse audiences. Prepare proposals, reports, program 
summaries, newsletters, brochures and other documents. - A passion for 
conservation, education, and the mission of the National Audubon 
Society. A working knowledge of education and conservation issues and 
the capacity to articulate the mission and inspire involvement. - The 
ability to build a team with a can-do and positive attitude. Other 
characteristics include - friendly, respectful, collaborative, a good 
listener and communicator, honesty and enthusiasm. - Excellent 
organizational skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and 
experience with social media/marketing efforts. - Willingness and 
ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as 
required. To apply, visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2250/executive-director%2c-aullwood-audubon-center-and-farm/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false 


POST-DOC – Hierarchical modeling of avian point count data from western 
national parks at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website: 
http://www.birdpop.org Location: Flexible Duration: 12 months. Job Type: 
Post-doc. Application Deadline: 3 Nov 2014. Job Description: 12-mo. 
position available beginning in January to analyze avian point count 
data from Mount Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Sequoia and Kings 
Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. Objectives include a) reporting on 
short-term population trends using an existing analytical methodology 
that involves distance sampling and temporal trend assessment for 
individual transects in a stratified sampling framework, and b) 
developing a new analytical framework for the data that is based on 
hierarchical models with parameter estimation using frequentist and/or 
Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (McMC) methods. The new framework will 
take advantage of aspects of the data set that are currently unexploited 
(replication within and among years), and provide inferences about a 
range of population parameters, detection probabilities, and their 
relationships to environmental covariates. The analyst will have broad 
latitude to explore and publish findings on habitat relationships of 
western montane landbirds, and patterns in avian diversity and abundance 
across the parks, using a dataset comprising thousands of point count 
surveys. The successful candidate will be employed by The Institute for 
Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) based in Point Reyes Station, CA 
and will work under the supervision of IBP Research Ecologist Jim 
Saracco and Executive Director Rodney Siegel, in collaboration with USGS 
and NPS scientists. Duty location is flexible and may be remote. To 
apply, send cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV, and contact 
information for 3 references to RODNEY SIEGEL (EM: rsiegel AT 
birdpop.org) by November 3.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association – Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge Association (ONWRA), a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit 
corporation located in Oak Harbor, Ohio is seeking a dynamic leader who 
shares our passion for promoting conservation efforts through 
entrepreneurial and stewardship initiatives. We are looking for an 
individual who can build support for our mission of supporting the 
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex and our vision of becoming a 
strong and vibrant group capable of assisting the refuge to sustainably 
grow. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead 
volunteers and board members to implement an ambitious strategic plan. 
Level: Administration. Accountability: Reports to the Board. Job 
summary: Directs the daily tasks of ONWRA DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Specific duties include: Business Operations: **Managing the daily 
affairs of ONWRA, including management of the budget, grants, contracts, 
applicable non-profit law requirements **Managing ONWRA’s volunteer 
program, including recruitment, training, supervision, and appreciation 
**Managing the daily affairs of ONWRA’s nature store, including budget, 
inventory, sales and bookkeeping, and staffing Marketing, 
Communications, & Public Relations: **Upholding and promoting the 
mission, philosophy and policies adopted by the ONWRA Board 
**Collaborating in a professional manner with the board, ONWRA members, 
volunteers, visitors, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and other 
governmental and nonprofit partners **Acting on behalf of the board in 
establishing contact and communicating with external organizations with 
which the board has determined ONWRA should have a relationship, such as 
the National Wildlife Refuge Association, other Friends organizations, 
local Chambers of Commerce, etc. **Coordinating and facilitating 
effective and timely communication among ONWRA members, board members 
and FWS staff **Serving as the liaison between ONWRA board members and 
FWS staff **Modeling an enthusiasm for conservation efforts, 
specifically those occurring at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 
**Displaying professionalism through demeanor, appearance, character and 
judgment **Attending to duties, communication and board meetings 
regularly, promptly and dependably Fundraising: **Taking principal 
responsibility on behalf of ONWRA to implement its fundraising plan 
**Identifying potential external sources of funding for ONWRA 
initiatives **Raising unrestricted funds for ONWRA to meet annual budget 
goals through memberships, individual donations, and corporate gifts 
**Preparing and submitting grant applications and funding proposals as 
appropriate and within regulations **Ensuring compliance with and 
reporting requirements of grants, governing agencies, and the FWS 
**Developing, recommending, and monitoring the annual budget in 
collaboration with the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee SKILLS 
AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, 
Business Administration, Resource Management, Science, Education, 
Development, Environmental Studies, or related field required. Master’s 
Degree preferred. Experience with business management, public 
administration, nonprofit organizations, fundraising, retail, and 
volunteer management preferred. Competence in computer software programs 
and social media required (e.g. Excel, Word, Quick Books, Facebook, 
Twitter, and Instagram). INTER-RELATIONSHIPS Contact with visitors, 
members, board members, volunteers, FWS employees and volunteers, and 
local, state, and national elected officials and conservation 
practitioners. WORKING CONDITIONS Most work is sedentary, performed from 
an office within the visitor’s center at the Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge. Required attendance at board and committee meetings, ONWRA and 
FWS events, some of which are in the evenings and on weekends. 
COMPENSATION Full time employment. Salary and benefits package 
negotiable and based on experience. NEEDED ATTRIBUTES **Ability to 
communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally. **Ability to 
establish and create organizational systems **Ability to work 
effectively with others **Ability to creatively use technology **Ability 
to demonstrate respect for natural resources **Ability to work in a 
fast-paced, potentially high-stress environment **Ability to work as 
team member **Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often with short 
notice **Ability to effectively manage volunteers with respect and 
confidence ? Ability to accept criticism and change when necessary 
**Ability to remain professional during critical times and during a 
crisis. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume, including 
references, to ONWRA (EM: friendsofottawanwr AT gmail.com) by November 
1, 2014.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- October 13, 2014
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AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Tall TImbers Research Station and Land 
Conservancy. Website: http://www.talltimbers.org/vertebrate-ecology.html 
Location: Tallahassee, FL. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline:
15 Nov 2014. Job Description: A seasonal avian field biologist is needed 
from early February through early May for a research project 
investigating cooperative breeding behavior in the brown-headed 
nuthatch. Current efforts focus on the effects that sex-ratio 
manipulations may have on breeding behavior. Responsibilities will 
include re-sighting color-banded birds, finding and monitoring nests, 
conducting behavioral observations at nests, assisting in collecting 
video recordings at nests, mist netting birds for banding and blood 
sampling, and data entry and organizational tasks. Successful applicants 
will have strong qualifications in all areas described and also have 
extensive experience banding small songbirds. Applicants also should 
have a very strong interest in birds, animal behavior, and field 
biology. Pay: $380-450 weekly depending on experience. Housing will be 
provided. The position may be extended if additional funding becomes 
available. Qualifications: Experience or coursework in ornithology; 
ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to 
identify birds of southeastern pine forests by sight and sound; ability 
to work 6+ days per week with early mornings (0600) when necessary; 
ability to operate an ATV and truck with standard transmission; good 
eyesight and hearing; good sense of direction and map-reading 
capabilities; ability to work independently; flexibility to changes in 
protocol or job assignments as conditions dictate. Field techs must 
supply binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, 
mist-netting and handling birds, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; 
possessing a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. 
To apply, send a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability 
to work on this project, a resume, and contact information (email and 
phone numbers) for 3 references familiar with your field skills, 
personality, and motivation to: JIM COX, Tall Timbers Research Station, 
(EM: jim AT ttrs.org). Please use the subject line “Brown-headed 
Nuthatch Field Assistant.”

HAWAII FOREST BIRD BANDERS AND NEST MONITORS at USGS Pacific Island 
Ecosystems Research Center. Website: 
http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/pierc/ Location: Hawaii Island. Duration: 
3-4 months. Job Type: Intern Number of Openings: up to 9. Application 
Deadline: 10 Nov 2014. Job Description: Hawaii forest bird banders and 
nest monitors needed: Up to 4 banders and 5 nest monitors needed for a 
long-term demographic study of forest birds at Hakalau Forest NWR on 
Hawaii Island. Hakalau Forest is one of the most important forest bird 
sanctuaries in Hawaii, supporting large populations of 3 endangered 
species (Akepa, Akiapola’au, and Hawaii Creeper) and 5 additional native 
species (Apapane, Hawaii Amakihi, Hawaii Elepaio, I’iwi, Oma’o). This is 
a unique opportunity to work in an incredibly beautiful forest hosting a 
spectacular bird community, while learning from and contributing to a 
multi-discipline, community-level ecology study of forest birds that is 
strongly focused on gathering information important for their 
conservation. Banders: Duties will include operating mist nets at three 
established sites within the refuge, resighting of color banded birds, 
managing data, and helping with the nest productivity study and a radio 
telemetry study. Banders are needed from mid-February to mid-May, 2015. 
Must have mist net extraction and passerine banding experience, with 
resighting experience desired. Nest monitors: Duties will include nest 
searching, monitoring for survival and outcome, managing data, and 
assisting with other aspects of this long-term demographic project 
(there will be opportunities for banding and telemetry tracking). Nest 
monitors are needed from mid-February to mid-June, 2015. Preference 
given to applicants with forest bird nest searching and monitoring 
experience, with resighting experience a plus. Compensation for both 
banders/nest monitors is $1040/month per diem + very nice housing 
provided at both Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (work days) and 
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (days off); transportation provided to 
and from work and for shopping. Airfare to Hawaii is not included, but 
airfare reimbursement from Honolulu is possible. To apply, please send a 
brief cover letter highlighting relevant experience and stating whether 
you are applying for the banding or nest monitoring position, or both, 
resume, and name, address, phone number, and email address of at least 3 
references to EBEN PAXTON, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research 
Center, (EM: epaxton AT usgs.gov). Applications will be accepted until 
November 10th, but positions will be filled as qualified applications 
are received. Qualifications: Banders: Duties will include operating 
mist nets at three established sites within the refuge, resighting of 
color banded birds, managing data, and helping with the nest 
productivity study and a radio telemetry study. Banders are needed from 
mid-February to mid-May, 2015. Must have mist net extraction and 
passerine banding experience, with resighting experience desired. Nest 
monitors: Duties will include nest searching, monitoring for survival 
and outcome, managing data, and assisting with other aspects of this 
long-term demographic project (there will be opportunities for banding 
and telemetry tracking). Nest monitors are needed from mid-February to 
mid-June, 2015. Preference given to applicants with forest bird nest 
searching and monitoring experience, with resighting experience a plus. 
To apply, please send a brief cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience and stating whether you are applying for the banding or nest 
monitoring position, or both, resume, and name, address, phone number, 
and email address of at least 3 references to EBEN PAXTON, USGS Pacific 
Island Ecosystems Research Center, (EM: epaxton AT usgs.gov). Applications 
will be accepted until November 10th, but positions will be filled as 
qualified applications are received.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW – GRASSLAND BIRD CONNECTIVITY AND CONSERVATION at 
Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Location: Norwich, Vermont. Duration: One 
year with opportunity for renewal. Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 24 Oct 2014. Job Description: We seek a postdoctoral fellow 
beginning in early January 2015 to join our team and oversee a project 
focusing on the migratory patterns and connectivity of grassland birds. 
This DoD Legacy Program project will evaluate migratory movements, 
stopovers, wintering grounds, and connectivity for 2-3 grassland bird 
species by deploying geolocators at installations across the eastern 
U.S. The successful applicant will coordinate the project, including 
hiring and training field technicians, coordinating logistics, 
conducting field work with travel, and compiling, analyzing, writing, 
and disseminating results. This project will require 50% of the 
successful candidate’s time; the remaining time will be used assisting 
with stakeholder engagement and writing for grassland bird conservation 
plans, oversight of regional grassland bird surveys and landowner 
outreach, and data analysis and writing. The successful candidate will 
be employed by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) based in Norwich, 
Vermont. Compensation includes competitive full-time salary and 
benefits. Funding is secured for first year, and an additional 1.5 years 
of funding is anticipated. Opportunity to remain on as staff, depending 
on performance and ability to secure funds. Qualifications: Applicants 
must have a Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences, Ecology, or related discipline 
completed by start date. Experience with grassland bird field research 
and/or geolocator deployment is required, as are solid mist-netting and 
banding skills, and strong communication, writing, and organizational 
skills. Strong quantitative/analytical skills, experience with 
geolocator data analysis and field crew management preferred. To apply 
please send cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV, a 
peer-reviewed paper or a writing sample, and contact information for 3 
references to: ROSALIND RENFREW at (EM: rrenfrew AT vtecostudies.org). 
Application review will begin 24 October, and the position will remain 
open until it is filled.

DATA ANALYST-POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENT at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 
Website: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org Location: Rector, PA. Duration: 
1 year. Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 7 Nov 2014. Job 
Description: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) seeks a data 
analyst-postdoctoral candidate. Responsibilities for this position 
include analyzing and publishing data from Powdermill Nature Reserve’s 
long-term banding dataset. Specific duties will include data validation 
(proofing), gathering appropriate climate data, massaging data into a 
usable format for analysis, analyzing data, conducting literature 
reviews, and writing and submitting peer reviewed publications. The 
Analyst may also be required to provide additional statistical support 
for other research projects undertaken by the Avian Research Staff and 
occasionally assist with current data collection as needed. 
Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a PhD and 
successful publication record. Applicants must be fluent with 
statistical methods and software (R, SAS, Mark, and/or SPSS). Knowledge 
of avian biology and conservation is required and proficiency with the 
banding process (extracting, ageing and sexing) is desirable. KNOWLEDGE, 
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The successful applicant must be able to work 
well both independently and as part of a team as well as excelling in 
communication and public speaking skills. Proficiency in writing 
scientific publications is a must. TO APPLY: Application materials will 
only be accepted through the employer’s website. For more information 
and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr and click SEARCH 
JOBS. When asked, “How did you hear about us?” select ORGANIZATIONS, 
then {name of organization}. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is an EEO-1 
Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

VICE PRESIDENT, ATLANTIC FLYWAY at National Audubon Society. Website: 
http://www.click2apply.net/jzctn3k Location: New York, NY. Duration: 
Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: Vice President, Atlantic Flyway National Audubon Society 
Location is Flexible National Audubon Society seeks a seasoned, 
inspirational leader to manage the Atlantic Flyway program. The Vice 
President, Atlantic Flyway role was created in 2011 to ensure that 
Audubon has the leadership necessary to drive this important new 
initiative. The organization is at a critical moment in its history as 
it pushes forward a strong conservation program that addresses today’s 
monumental conservation challenges. Audubon’s research findings classify 
314 species—nearly half of all North American birds—as severely 
threatened by global warming. As Audubon answers this call to action, 
the Atlantic Flyway will be a key part of the effort to protect species 
at risk. The Atlantic Flyway has some of the most diverse birdlife and 
productive ecosystems in the hemisphere stretching thousands of miles 
and crossing hemispheres from the arctic to South America. The birds and 
habitats along the Flyway face a diverse array of threats, including 
urban sprawl, energy development, deforestation, climate change and sea 
level rise. The Vice President will be a champion who will drive the 
program’s strategic vision and inspire the many constituent groups along 
the East Coast to collectively achieve common conservation goals. 
Qualifications: This is a challenging opportunity for a creative, 
visionary leader to have a tremendous impact at this critical time for 
conservation. The Vice President will drive a vitally important program 
to the next level of success by working with national and state leaders 
to create and implement a unified vision, ensure financial stability, 
increase resources, and create new programmatic partnerships and 
opportunities. The position calls for strategic vision, administrative 
and financial acumen, superb management and interpersonal skills, an 
outstanding fundraising track record, entrepreneurial drive, and a 
passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society. Experience in 
wildlife conservation is highly desired. To Apply: National Audubon 
Society has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, 
to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and 
applications should be directed in confidence to: JANE GRUENEBAUM, 
JACKIE MILDNER or JEFF KESSNER, Isaacson, Miller, (URL: 
http://www.imsearch.com), 5229 1300 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 
20036(PH: 202-216-2278; FX: 202-296-7271)

SEABIRD REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP: FLORIDA at Save Our Seabirds. 
Website: http://www.saveourseabirds.org/ Location: Sarasota, FL. 
Duration: 10-14 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job Description: Overview: Save Our 
Seabirds Internships allow college students and recent college graduates 
to gain valuable hands-on experience in Avian Rehabilitation, 
Conservation, Education and support services. Interns will closely 
shadow the employees of SOS and will gain experience with avian 
rehabilitation and the basic knowledge on how to care and handle sick 
and injured wild birds. Each Intern will be in charge of and independent 
study that will be submitted at the end of each session. This could 
include and not be limited to and educational poster or presentation and 
or workshop for the public. Independent studies will be discussed at the 
time of the interview. Duties below may include but are not limited too: 
-Care of sick and injured seabirds -Care of baby seabirds/songbirds 
-Assisting with triage -Assisting with upkeep of hospital -Assisting 
with the handling of wild birds -Feeding prep/distribute -Cleaning of 
cages/habitats -Assisting with the upkeep of our public viewing areas 
-Public interactions and events -Completion of an independent study 
About SOS: Save our Seabirds Wild Bird Learning Center is a non-profit 
wildlife conservation and education organization located on the former 
site of The Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary on City Island in Sarasota, 
Florida. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured 
birds, and to educate the public about nature and environmental 
sustainability. Birds that have been rescued but are unable to be 
returned to the wild are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning 
Center. Save Our Seabirds rescues and cares for about 1000 birds per 
year Dates: Winter Internships are available Late December / Early 
January -Start dates are flexible but must begin on a Monday. Duration: 
We ask for a minimum 10 week commitment (unless otherwise stated in the 
program description), and most internships are 10-14 weeks long. They 
can be longer with prior approval from your program manager Internship 
Areas and Intern Duties: Interns normally work 40 hours per week and 
follow SOS rules and regulations. Occasionally longer hours and weekends 
are needed. Dress for internship is casual (Shorts +Tees) Clothing will 
be subject to dirty/wet situations so plan accordingly. Positions in 
some divisions may require more business casual attire (Events and 
Office work). Housing: SOS is unable to provide or arrange for intern 
housing. However, once candidates have accepted an internship offer, SOS 
is able to put interns in communication with one another so that they 
may arrange for shared housing. Local Transportation: Public 
transportation between SOS and most local areas is available through the 
Sarasota County Area Transit bus system, a service of the Sarasota 
County Government. Riders can pay per ride or purchase a 30-day bus 
pass, currently $50 (but check their website for updates). Also, 
sarasota.craigslist.org is a great resource for finding bicycles for 
sale. Interns are responsible for providing or making arrangements for 
daily transportation to SOS. Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled 
in an accredited university or college program at the undergraduate or 
graduate level OR be a recent college graduate to be eligible to apply 
for a SOS internship. Applicants must be responsible, adaptable, hard 
working, motivated to learn, and have an attention to detail. Applicants 
have the ability and drive to work both independently and as part of a 
team. Maturity and professionalism are necessary when working with the 
public, other SOS staff members, and SOS volunteers. Applicants must 
have a background or degree in Environmental Science /Conservation 
/Biology/ Ecology /Veterinary or other related field. Students must have 
a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. International applicants must speak 
English fluently. Other Qualifications -Research field experience is 
preferred but not required -Ability to handle high temperatures, 
humidity, insects, and lift/carry 25lbs -Ability to handle live and dead 
prey (Rats) (Food Prep) -Ability to handle dead fish/chicken/meat (Food 
Prep) To Apply: Applicants must submit a one-to-two page Statement of 
Interest, a resume or CV, unofficial college transcript, and at least 
one letter of recommendation to be considered for an internship. Please 
send all application materials to (EM: saveourseabirds.intern AT gmail.com)

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Oregon State University. Location: Oregon and 
Washington. Duration: 5-6 months. Number of Openings: 1-5. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at 
Oregon State University invites applications for field technicians to 
conduct surveys for northern spotted owls to obtain occupancy, 
reproductive, and survival/demographic data as part of a long-term 
spotted owl monitoring program. These are full time, fixed term, 
seasonal position hired through Barrett Business Services, Inc., with 
starting dates of 15 February - 1 April, 2015 (depending on study area) 
and an ending date of 31 August, 2015. This job requires driving OSU 
and/or government owned vehicles on primitive forest roads and 
navigating difficult terrain on foot to access owl sites and locate owls 
during both day and night. Employee must be able to work under the 
supervision of a crew leader, but conduct data collection independently 
in an isolated environment following an established protocol to 
determine nest and reproductive status of owls in the field. 
Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld 
GPS units are essential. The work is physically strenuous and involves 
working and hiking in rain, snow, heat, and on steep, brushy slopes. 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. 
Job Duties: Conduct surveys for northern spotted owls. Confirm owl 
presence and identity by auditory detections and visual observation of 
color bands. Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and 
government vehicles. Capture and band owls. Work with vegetation maps 
and aerial photographs. Determine vegetation characteristics and 
physiography of owl roost and nest locations. Collect owl pellets. 
Identify other owl species common to the study area. Work closely with 
personnel of the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, National Park Service, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, private 
landowners and other agencies. Perform office work including data entry, 
mapping owl locations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work 
with crewmates. Complete all required in-person and online training. 
Other duties as assigned. The employee should be comfortable performing 
these duties alone, at night (well after dark). All of these duties must 
be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. 
This is a full time appointment which requires 40 hours per week. The 
employee will work varying time schedules throughout the season, with 
work being done during the day, night, and/or early morning. 
Qualifications: (1) Previous field experience should include 
orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS 
units. (2) Good night and color vision and average or above hearing. (3) 
Above average physical fitness, willingness to work required hours (4) 
Ability to operate a 4 wheel drive vehicle with automatic or manual 
transmission. (5) Familiarity/experience working with spotted owls 
(observing, capturing, and banding/marking techniques). (6) Strong 
attention to detail. (7) Ability to conduct work independently, but 
within a supervised schedule and as part of a team. (8) Ability to work 
in challenging weather conditions. (9) Ability to work collaboratively 
as part of an ecological research team. (10) Interest in owl or general 
avian life history, demographics and habitat use. (11) Be able to pass a 
Federal background investigation (depending on study area). (12) 
Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's degree in 
Wildlife or a closely related field or a Bachelor’s degree in an 
unrelated field combined with 2 or more years of field experience 
working with birds. To Apply: Please note there are 5 study areas. The 
applicant must indicate his/her first two preferences for study area. 
(1) H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and vicinity in the central Oregon 
Cascades. (2) Rogue River-Siskiyou and Fremont-Winema National Forests 
in the southern Oregon Cascades. (3) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM 
lands in western Oregon. (4) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and 
Salem BLM lands in western Oregon. (5) Olympic National Forest in 
northwestern Washington. If interested, please send a letter of interest 
that includes your study area preferences, a resume that includes names, 
phone numbers and email address of at least 3 references, and unofficial 
college transcripts as email attachments to STEVE ACKERS (EM: ackerss AT 
onid.orst.edu) by 1 December 2014. These positions will be filled as 
suitable candidates are found.

PHD AND MS RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS (4) on wading birds and aquatic 
ecology in South Florida at Florida Atlantic University. Website: 
http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab/ Location: Boca Raton, FL. 
Duration: 2-3 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 4. Job 
Description: Successful applicants will join an active lab at Florida 
Atlantic University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds and the 
aquatic ecosystems that support them. One PhD position to participate in 
a (1) long-term study of wading bird nesting biology and hydrologic 
management of Lake Okeechobee. One PhD or MS position to participate in 
a (2) long-term study of wading bird prey community dynamics and 
ecosystem restoration in the Everglades, and one PhD and one MS position 
to participate in a (3) wading bird habitat modeling study in the 
Florida Keys. Collectively, these studies are addressing research 
questions on wading bird breeding biology and behavior, foraging 
ecology, habitat selection, wetland drivers of prey communities, and the 
responses of birds and aquatic fauna to water management. In the course 
of their research students will be exposed to the process of using 
science to guide one of the nation’s most comprehensive wetland 
ecosystem restoration projects. Students are supported primarily with 
externally-funded Research Assistantships. PhD stipend is $20,050/year 
with tuition waiver, whereas MS stipend is $12,848/year with tuition 
waiver. The MS degree program is in Environmental Science and PhD degree 
program is in Integrative Biology. Successful applicants for projects 1 
and 2 will start in February 2015 whereas applicants associated with 
project 3 will start in August 2015. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received and the search will continue until positions are 
filled. Positions are based on FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. 
Boca Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef 
tract, two of Florida’s most unique natural features. FAU has over 
30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity. 
Qualifications: PhD applicants must have an MS degree and evidence of 
good scientific writing. Both MS and PhD applicants should have 
experience in avian ecology, wetlands, or wildlife science, possess a 
good analytical mind, a strong sense of curiosity, and a demonstrated 
ability to work well in teams. To Apply: Applicants should send as a 
single pdf, a letter of interest indicating the position to which they 
are applying, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial copies will 
suffice), and the names and contact information for 3 references to DALE 
GAWLIK (EM: dgawlik AT fau.edu).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT at the University 
of Idaho Location: Moscow. Division/College: College of Natural 
Resources. Department: Wildlife Resources. Employee Category: Faculty. 
Classification Group Title: Regular Faculty. Tenure Tracking: Tenure 
Track. Rank: Assistant Professor. Position Type: Permanent. Pay Range: 
$65,000 - $69,000. Type of Appointment: Academic Yea.r Full Time/Part 
Time: Full Time. Hours: 70 - 80 Hours/Bi-Weekly. Position Summary: 
Assistant professor appointments to this rank normally require the 
doctorate or appropriate terminal degree. Evidence of potential 
effective teaching and potential scholarship in teaching and learning, 
artistic creativity, discovery, and outreach/application/engagement is a 
prerequisite to appointment to the rank of assistant professor. 
Appointees in this rank have charge of instruction in assigned classes 
or laboratories and independent or shared responsibility in the 
determination of course objectives, methods of teaching, and the subject 
matter to be covered. Assistant professors are expected to demonstrate 
the ability to conduct and direct scholarly activities, and to provide 
intramural and extramural professional service. Responsibilities Job 
Duty Function Teaching Job Duties/Responsibilities Teaching 
responsibilities will include a senior-level capstone course in Wildlife 
Management, a conclave class for the Student Chapter of the Wildlife 
Society, and a graduate-level course in the candidate’s specialty area. 
Job Duty Function Scholarship Job Duties/Responsibilities The successful 
candidate is expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research 
program addressing basic ecological and management-relevant questions in 
wildlife ecology. Job Duty Function Advising, outreach, and service Job 
Duties/Responsibilities mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and 
to work across disciplines with other faculty both within and outside 
the College of Natural Resources. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 
The applicant must possess a Ph.D. with a focus on wildlife ecology and 
management, and a research emphasis on understanding the impacts of 
anthropogenic and natural influences on wild terrestrial vertebrate 
populations/habitat. The applicant should have a good knowledge of 
management issues relating to wild terrestrial vertebrates and have 
strong quantitative skills. The candidate should demonstrate successful 
research productivity through external funding and refereed 
publications, and must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. 
*Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able 
to pass a criminal background check. Preferred Qualifications Desired 
research experiences might include: Experience in managing research 
projects, knowledge of funding opportunities, post-doctoral experience, 
agency experience, interest in understanding conservation and harvest 
management of wildlife populations, a background in predator-prey 
dynamics, and using modeling and statistical methods to applied 
situations. Desired teaching and service experiences might include: 
experience as the primary instructor or teaching assistant for a 
university-level course, demonstrated ability to successfully work 
collaboratively, experience transferring knowledge, and willingness to 
engage in service to students, the department and the university. 
Posting Information Posting Number F000078P Posting Date 09/16/2014 
Special Instructions to Applicants If you have any questions concerning 
the position, please feel free to contact Dr. KERRI VIERLING (EM: kerriv 
AT uidaho.edu) Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected 
as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background 
check. To apply, please visit: (URL: http://apptrkr.com/520631) EEO 
Statement The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal 
opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons 
regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, 
disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It 
is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based 
on sexual orientation. jeid-e30584e72be0865bb79b059e76e0dced

CLOUD FOREST BIRD BANDING VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Mindo, Ecuador. Join Life 
Net Nature’s long-term avian monitoring and conservation project in the 
Andes of western Ecuador, December 2-15, 2014. We have openings for 6-8 
volunteers on this project. Life Net banding assistants get training in 
mist-netting and bird banding (optional) at several banding stations in 
the Las Tangaras Reserve, Mindo, Ecuador. Volunteers also help with 
daily bird records, morning bird surveys, data entry, and re-sighting 
color-banded Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Our goal is to advance scientific 
understanding of cloud forest avian communities, including species 
responses to deforestation, grazing, and climate change. Reserva Las 
Tangaras boasts more than 25 species of hummingbird, one of the largest 
regional cock-of-the-rock display leks, and good numbers of Choco and 
Andean endemic bird species. Volunteers help set up and monitor mist 
nets, extract birds from nets, carry birds from nets to a banding 
station, and record basic ecological data. Training in handling, 
measuring and banding is offered to those interested in developing that 
skill set, but is not required. Volunteers will also have some 
afternoons and a full day free to explore and/or bird the Mindo area. 
Accommodation is in the loft of a large research cabin with indoor 
toilet and hot showers. A cost-share donation of $1650 is required to 
cover the volunteer's transportation in Ecuador, meals, lodging, 
entrance fees, and salaries for Ecuadorian cooks and para-biologists 
(airfare to and from Ecuador is not included). The donation also 
contributes to stewardship of the reserve and local educational programs 
about cloud forest wildlife. The conservation expedition begins and ends 
in Quito. Contact Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org) 
for further details. Experience with mist-netting is desirable, but not 
required. Students, recent graduates and others looking for hands-on 
training and resume building experience will benefit greatly from this 
project. Visit the Volunteer page of http://www.lifenetnature.org for 
more details. To apply complete the application form on the Volunteer 
page and e-mail a brief cover letter to Dr. Dusti Becker (EM: dbecker AT 
lifenetnature.org). For more info on Reserva las Tangaras visit 
manager's blog at: http://lastangaras.wordpress.com/who-are-we/ Contact 
Information: Dr. Dusti Becker dbecker AT lifenetnature.org - See more 
at: Cloud Forest Bird Banding Volunteer - Ecuador, (URL: 

http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board/cloud-forest-bird-banding-volunteer-ecuador#sthash.bsShCm7Y.dpuf) 


CURATOR OF ORNITHOLOGY at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science – The 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) invites applications for a 
Curator of Ornithology in the Department of Zoology, Research and 
Collections Division. We seek a scientist whose field and 
collections-based research addresses fundamental questions in modern 
avian evolutionary biology with some focus on the Rocky Mountain region. 
The successful candidate will 1) conduct and support original field and 
collections-based scientific research in areas of specialty such as 
avian systematics, evolutionary genetics/genomics, ecology, 
bioinformatics, and/or related fields, with an established track record 
of publications and extramural funding; 2) actively curate and continue 
to grow a large and important ornithology collection, and 3) help 
inspire public understanding of, and involvement in, science by 
supporting museum-based programming, exhibitry, and external outreach. 
The DMNS has 14 active curators and support staff spanning the fields of 
anthropology, earth sciences, health sciences, space sciences, and 
zoology. We have recently completed a state-of-the-art collections 
facility with modern collections workspaces and room for growth (URL: 
http://www.dmns.org/morgridge-family-exploration-center/). Additional 
facilities and resources include a core genetics lab, digital imaging 
equipment, a fleet of field vehicles, and field equipment. The museum 
has outstanding conservation, volunteer management, and library staff. 
The museum has strong local public support and close collaborations with 
local organizations and universities. Numerous opportunities are 
available to engage with the general public through educational 
programming and exhibits and to work with a large, highly trained 
volunteer corps. We are situated in an ideal geographic location for 
conducting regional fieldwork and research. The Department of Zoology is 
an outwardly focused and collegial team that engages in research with a 
strong regional focus in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains. Current 
staff expertise is in arachnology, entomology, and mammalogy. The 
ornithology collection (~55,000 specimens, including eggs and nests) is 
sizeable, with excellent geographic, temporal, and taxonomic coverage, 
and continues to grow; it can be searched here: 
http://arctos.database.museum/dmns_bird. The Department has a full-time 
collections manager, office manager, grant-funded curatorial assistants, 
associates, and about 140 zoology volunteers who engage in science, 
collections, and outreach. Additional information about the DMNS 
Research and Collections Division and the Department of Zoology can be 
found here: http://www.dmns.org/science/. A PhD is required at the start 
of the position and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The starting 
date of the position is flexible. Application Instructions: To apply, 
submit a single PDF file, which contains all of the following on 
single-spaced, single-sided pages in 12-point or larger font, via 
http://www.dmns.org/about-us/jobs/, by October 31, 2014: 1. A one-page 
cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, experience, 
and personal objectives. 2. A statement (three pages max.) that 
addresses the following equally: 1) your research interests, 
accomplishments, and future research/funding plans that include a 
regional focus; 2) your plans to dovetail your scholarship with the 
existing ornithology collection at the DMNS, and to continue to build 
and steward the ornithology collection; and 3) a summary of outreach 
areas where you are currently most effective, ways to leverage your 
skills within and beyond the museum to improve the public’s 
understanding of science, and innovative approaches for leveraging the 
DMNS platform to effectively engage the general public and catalyze the 
next generation of scientifically literate youth. 3. A complete 
curriculum vitae which lists your in-press or published peer-reviewed 
publications, funding history, record of collections experience, and 
outreach. 4. A list of contact information for three professional 
references. Be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are 
only able to directly contact those candidates whose skills and 
background best fit the needs of the position, however please check your 
inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. If you are a returning 
applicant, please note that cover letters must be deleted, edited and 
then reattached to correspond with the position. No phone calls please. 
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer 
Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. The Museum is dedicated to the goal 
of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of 
all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all 
backgrounds.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT,
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University – 
West Virginia University is seeking a broadly-trained wildlife ecologist 
to fill a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant 
Professor. We anticipate that the position will begin on July 1, 2015. 
The successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant externally 
funded, nationally and internationally recognized research program that 
complements existing program strengths in wildlife ecology. Applicants 
with expertise in single taxonomic groups, particularly birds, will be 
considered, but preference is for a candidate with a broad background 
and interest in wildlife. Candidates with research interests in 
quantitative ecology, climate change, behavioral ecology, community 
ecology, or landscape ecology are of particular interest. The incumbent 
will mentor master’s and doctoral students, publish research results in 
refereed journals, teach an undergraduate course in vertebrate natural 
history, an advanced undergraduate/graduate course in ornithology, and a 
graduate course in their area of expertise. An earned doctorate in 
wildlife sciences or related disciplines, a strong record of 
peer-reviewed publications, and the potential for obtaining and 
sustaining a research program from external grants is required. Teaching 
experience is highly desirable. Applications will be accepted until 
November 15, 2014 or until the position is filled. Visit 
http://forestry.wvu.edu/ for the complete job description and 
information on how to apply.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE RESOURCES, Division of Forestry 
and Natural Resources, West Virginia University – West Virginia 
University is seeking a broadly-trained wildlife ecologist to fill a 
nine-month position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. This 
position is research based and non-tenure track, but fully promotable 
using standard University promotion criteria. We anticipate that the 
position will begin on or before July 1, 2015. This is a shared position 
with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in Parsons, West 
Virginia. Duties are predominantly focused on forest-wildlife research 
(85 percent) and teaching one 3-credit graduate/advanced undergraduate 
course (15 percent) per year. Research questions should have broad, 
multi-disciplinary implications (e.g. climate change, energy 
development, zoonotic disease issues) and landscape scale applications 
(e.g. ecological restoration). The incumbent will work closely with the 
Forest Service to identify and develop research that complements Station 
and Agency priorities, attract and mentor graduate students, acquire 
extramural funding, and publish research results in refereed research 
journals. An earned doctorate in Wildlife Sciences or related 
disciplines is required. Experience in wildlife management or research 
at the state or federal level is preferred. Applications will be 
accepted until November 15, 2014 or until the position is filled. Visit 
http://forestry.wvu.edu/ for the complete job description and 
information on how to apply.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ECOLOGY OR EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY OF FISHES OR BIRDS, 
University of Michigan – The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary 
Biology (URL: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb) and the Program in the 
Environment (URL: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/pite) at the University of 
Michigan seek applicants for an assistant professor (tenure-track) 
position in the ecology or evolutionary biology of fishes or birds. 
While we expect to make a junior hire, outstanding senior applicants 
will also be considered. This is a university-year appointment with an 
expected start date of September 1, 2015. We seek outstanding 
individuals who use comparative fish or bird systems to study any area 
of ecology or evolutionary biology, and who would offer exceptional 
courses in the ecology or evolution of either taxon. Also strongly 
encouraged are research programs that could take advantage of the 
world-class biodiversity collections of the Museum of Zoology and/ or 
utilize the EEB Department’s biological field stations. Museum 
curatorial activities may replace some teaching duties for appropriate 
candidates. To apply, use this link - 
http://www.resources-eeb.lsa.umich.edu/search14 - and arrange to have 
three letters of recommendation submitted through the same website. 
Review of applications will begin on November 3rd 2014 and will continue 
until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly 
encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the 
needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (vertebrate zoology) – 
ORGANIZATION: Luther College. LOCATION: Decorah, Iowa. DEADLINE: 20 
October 2014. BEGINNING DATE: Late August 2015. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. 
required; postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred. 
Expertise in vertebrate zoology is essential. The successful applicant 
will demonstrate potential for excellence in college teaching, 
commitment to the liberal arts, and an active research program that will 
involve undergraduate students. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching 
responsibilities will include an upper-level vertebrate zoology course, 
participation in the team-taught introductory Principles of Biology 
course, advanced courses in applicant’s area of expertise that 
complement current departmental offerings, and courses which contribute 
to general education and interdisciplinary programs of the college based 
upon the applicant’s expertise and needs of the department. Full-time 
load is spread over the fall, January and spring terms. The development 
of a research program that involves undergraduate students in research 
and seeks external research funding is expected. Research and teaching 
facilities include well-equipped recently built labs, the Hoslett Museum 
of Natural History vertebrate collections, and a 1000-acre campus 
including prairie, forest, and aquatic field sites. Additional duties 
include student advising, participation in college governance, and 
meeting with prospective students. STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther 
College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community 
and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and 
perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, 
social and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify 
their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. 
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins October 20, 2014 
and continues until position is filled. Applicants’ dossiers will 
include: **cover letter describing your interest in position; 
**curriculum vitae: 1) statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, 
and interests 2) evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, 
sample syllabi, other course materials), if available 3) statement of 
research plans that emphasize how undergraduate students will be 
incorporated; **unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; **a 
minimum of three letters of recommendation (the college will send an 
e-mail to each letter writer identified in the application process with 
a link to upload letter). Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/. 
INQUIRIES: Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. KIRK 
LARSEN, Vertebrate Zoologist Search Committee Chair, Department of 
Biology, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA, 52101; (PH: 
563-387-1558; EM: larsenkj AT luther.edu). Additional information about 
the college is available by visiting the college website 
http://www.luther.edu, and/or the departmental website 
http://www.luther.edu/biology/. Questions regarding the application 
process should be directed to (EM: facultysearch AT luther.edu).

HOODED GREBE CONSERVATION PROJECT: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS at Ambiente Sur & 
Aves Argentinas. Website: www.salvemosalmacatobiano.org Location: Santa 
Cruz, Argentina. Duration: Minimun 4 weeks. Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 21 Oct 2014. Job Description: In 
the "Hooded Grebe Project" we aim to contribute to the conservation of 
populations of this diver bird, critically endangered globally, which 
has less than 800 individuals. The project began to take shape in 2009 
when its first experiences began in the remote and rugged plateaus at 
the western part of the province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. 
Since then, we have tirelessly worked there for several years which has 
led us to get to know the Hooded Grebe, its conservation problems, its 
environment and the various actors involved in its complex current 
situation. Moreover, we have come to realize that an essential problem 
is precisely the lack of information. Since then, the project has 
focused both on increasing knowledge of this fantastic and critically 
endangered specie, as well as in making direct conservation actions to 
help restoring its populations. The "Hooded Grebe Project" is developed 
by two insitutions: Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Int.Partner) and Ambiente 
Sur, and has the support of the Laboratory of Ecology and Animal 
Behaviour of the University of Buenos Aires (IEGEBA-CONICET). We also 
have the support of numerous institutions: Argentina Wildlife 
Foundation, Canadian Wildlife Service, CREOI, Department of Wildlife 
Office, Rufford Small Grants, among others. Moreover, it is noteworthy 
that most of the project team consists of volunteers who contribute with 
their time, effort and knowledge to enable the successful development of 
each working season. Tasks to be undertaken: - Aquatic birds’ census. - 
Data collection on nesting colonies of Hooded Grebe. - Support for 
capturing and marking Hooded Grebe individuals. - Monitoring (censuses 
and detection) of invasive species such as American Mink and Kelp Gull. 
- Support to colony guardians (detection and control of factors 
affecting the colonies). - Development and operation of direct 
conservation actions. - Monitoring of wildlife (mammals, amphibians and 
reptiles). - Census of shorebirds. - Collaboration in maintenance of 
work equipment. - Promotion and education work about the project in the 
region. - Housework (cooking, cleaning) and maintenance of common areas. 
- Restoration of habitats and restoration of working areas. The tasks to 
be performed in the field are many and different (conservation and 
research actions), for this reason is necessary that volunteers explain 
us their area of interest. However, all tasks are developed almost in 
parallel, so surely everyone will end up having to contribute in every 
kind of task. Types, conditions and explanations for volunteering: To 
ensure time optimization of voluntary work, the minimum dwell time that 
is required is one month (30 days), starting from 1st December 2014 
until 30 April 2015 and arrival dates shall be during the first days of 
the month (1 to 3). The residence time and/or arrival and departure 
dates of the volunteers may be modified by the organization if it is 
necessary for the progression of the project; such changes would be 
arranged early enough and according to the personal requirements of each 
volunteer. For joining the project, a sum of US $ 20 per day will be 
requested, which completely covers the volunteer expenses once arrived 
at the province of Santa Cruz (meeting point in the city of El 
Calafate), including training, transport, food and lodging throughout 
the fieldwork time. If your stay exceeds 60 days, we would be able to 
make a reduction in the amount requested up to 15 US $/day. During the 
development of the campaign, we work from 1 December to 30 April, with 
only short intermediate rest periods, pre-scheduled. Breaks will be 2 
days every 15 days, remaining in the base camp, and every 30 days a 
5-day break will be held in places close to the study area (e.g. tourist 
sites in the province, El Calafate, Chaltén, Lago Posadas or Los 
Antiguos.). The Hooded Grebe project is built under a long term vision, 
that is why volunteers have opportunities to grow professionally within 
it. Therefore, volunteers with new ideas or interest in the subject for 
the development of thesis, master or doctoral studies will be favored in 
the selection. Qualifications: The main feature we look for in 
participants is a genuine interest in conservation and/or biodiversity 
research and it is also important to have passion for nature and 
adventure. We’re not necessarily looking for people formally prepared or 
with official titles, but for those who show interest and passion for 
learning and who are motivated to contribute with the issues mentioned 
above. The environment of Santa Cruz plateaus is extreme, with winds 
over 60 mph and temperatures that may vary from below freezing to near 
90 ºF, with very high levels of solar irradiation due to the low level 
of humidity in the atmosphere. That is why volunteers must be physically 
and psychologically prepared for work: inclement weather is not going to 
delay the working schedules. In this sense, we consider fundamental 
having a good sense humour and proactive attitude. The project uses a 
ranch in the province of Santa Cruz as base camp, but we usually spend 
most of the time doing fieldwork, which means: long periods without 
bathing, camping under a fence, making long walks, etc. Adequate 
personal gear (clothes, sleeping bags, etc.) for these environmental 
conditions is also required. Because working conditions are often in 
isolated environments, it should be noted that there is no phone 
coverage and/or Internet access, so that the use of such technology is 
restricted to those days that we visit locations with such services. 
Knowledge about first aid will be assessed when choosing volunteers. It 
is also important that volunteers are willing to collaborate in various 
aspects not related to fieldwork. To Apply: - A letter briefly 
describing your interest in participating. - Curriculum vitae. 
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED until OCTOBER 20th, 2014. Results will be 
available on October 31th, 2014. FIELD WORK WILL BE DEVELOPED FROM 
DECEMBER 1th, 2014, TO APRIL 30th, 2015. Contact (information and 
signing-up): (EM: Proyectomacatobiano AT gmail.com, URL: 
http:\\www.avesargentinas.org.ar http:\\www.ambientesur.org.ar; 
Facebook: Salvemos al Macá Tobiano) For further information please 
check: El Ocaso del Macá Tobiano or Twilight of the Hooded Grebe.


Subject: Bird Jobs -- September 22, 2014
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FIELD ASSISTANTS - JAMAICA (5-6). We're looking for field technicians to 
work on a study of American Redstarts, Yellow Warblers, and Ovenbirds in 
Jamaica. Project dates are approximately January 10th to May 15th. 
Assistants can expect 8-10 days in the field, six days per week, walking 
in flooded mangrove forests sometimes inhabited by crocodiles and 
maneuvering through dense and thorny second growth scrub. Flexibility 
with hot, buggy working conditions, work schedule, and living situation 
is absolutely key to success at this position. Competitive applicants 
will be very self-motivated, have the ability to re-sight and follow 
tiny color-banded birds and extract songbirds quickly and safely from 
mist nets. Experience collecting foraging behavioral data on small 
songbirds and banding and bleeding experience are all preferred, but not 
required. The majority of field work (80%) will involve mapping warbler 
territories, but will also include some banding, vegetation 
measurements, and data entry. This is an all-expenses paid volunteer 
position (i.e., no salary, but travel to and from Jamaica as well as 
home-cooked Jamaican food and comfortable seaside lodging are provided). 
Our funding agency has encouraged us to promote "broadening 
participation in biology", so we strongly encourage applicants from 
underrepresented groups (particularly if Jamaican or otherwise 
Caribbean) to apply. Non-U.S. citizens may apply but we can only cover 
airfare from North America or the Caribbean to Jamaica. We are also 
considering hiring a Yellow Warbler crew leader who would receive a 
stipend (approx. $200/ week); if you feel you are particularly well 
qualified, please note your interest in the crew leader position and 
whether you would still be interested in the field assistant position if 
you are not selected as the crew leader. Crew leader applicants should 
have strong organizational skills, experience in an independent field 
leadership role and be proficient at target netting and banding small 
songbirds. Send an email with the subject “Jamaican Field Assistant” or 
"Jamaican Crew Leader" to MER MIETZELFELD (EM: 
SetophagaPetechia AT gmail.com) by October 6th, 2014. There should be only 
one PDF attached called LastnameFirstname.pdf that includes the 
following: 1)a one page max cover letter, 2)a resume/CV, and 3)contact 
info for 3 references.

DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE, The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter. The 
Director of Science serves as the lead scientist for the North Carolina 
Chapter. In this role, s/he ensures that good science guides and informs 
the conservation activities of the Chapter and creates the scientific 
vision for the Chapter through anticipation of challenges, threats, and 
opportunities that have the potential to affect our work. S/he 
collaborates with staff on applied conservation science and provides 
technical support and guidance on conservation planning activities to 
conservation staff. S/he works on issues related to climate change both 
in North Carolina and in collaboration with other TNC science 
practitioners across the country. The Director of Science works to 
expand or develop programs in areas such as freshwater and marine 
science. S/he works closely with public agencies, other environmental 
organizations and universities to build partnerships and develop 
research focused on solving real conservation challenges and innovative 
approaches to dealing with emerging conservation issues. The Director of 
Science helps guide the conservation efforts of the Chapter by 
participating in long-term planning and prioritization of programs and 
projects as a member of the chapter Conservation Steering Committee. 
S/he ensures that the chapter complies with the scientific policies and 
procedures of The Nature Conservancy. S/he collaborates with scientists 
and resource managers within and outside of TNC to develop and 
disseminate sound scientific standards and methodologies and to foster 
implementation of adaptive management in TNC projects. Please visit 
(URL: http://www.nature.org/careers) to apply. You must submit your 
resume and cover letter as one document. All sections of the online 
application must be completed (e.g. work experience and education, even 
if information is included on your resume) to be considered for this 
position. Deadline to apply is October 3, 2014.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION: FIELD BIOLOGY – The Zoology Department of 
Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track 
position to begin August, 2015. We seek a field-oriented vertebrate 
biologist who is committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who 
will develop a productive research program that includes undergraduate 
students. Primary teaching duties will include a course with a 
significant field emphasis: either ornithology or a vertebrate field 
course in the candidate’s area of expertise. A successful candidate will 
also contribute to the department’s introductory courses, major and 
non-major. Other duties may include additional sections of existing 
courses, seminars, and travel-learning courses. Ph.D. required. 
Additional information is available at http://jobs.owu.edu, or from the 
search chair, Dr. DAVID MARKWARDT (EM: ddmarkwa AT owu.edu). Completed 
application packets are to be sent to the search chair and will include: 
1) letter of interest (cover letter); 2) current CV; 3) statements of 
teaching and research interests; 4) copies of all undergraduate and 
graduate transcripts; 5) three letters of reference; and 6) up to 5 
reprints. Review of applications will begin on October 3rd, 2014 and 
will continue until the position is filled. Ohio Wesleyan University 
(URL: http://www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal 
arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 
miles north of Columbus. Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed 
to diversity within its community and encourages all interested 
applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER – H. T. Harvey & Associates is 
a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai‘i. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Duties: We 
currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an 
experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Hiring Location: Mojave 
Desert Region. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and 
training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on 
wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and 
preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to 
navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone with 
the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. 
Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a 
field team and with diverse personnel also are important. 
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field background 
performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal 
candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and 
training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in 
bird identification are preferred. Education: Degree in Wildlife 
Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Interested candidates 
should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, 
salary requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) 
and reference “Detection Dog Handler” in the header, or mail/fax 
application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, 
forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and benefits 
package and an employee-focused work environment. Our employment package 
includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401K with a generous 
employer match. More information about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our 
areas of expertise can be obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. H. 
T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Subject: Bird Jobs --August 27, 2014
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AVICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE – The 
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is accepting applications 
for a unique internship opportunity in the combined disciplines of 
aviculture and environmental education. Interns receive on- the-job 
training alongside our internationally known staff in all aspects of 
aviculture and environmental education programs. Position Description: 
Internships are 24 weeks in duration (six months) with the potential for 
renewal. This position has dual responsibilities in the aviculture and 
environmental education programs. There is overlap in responsibilities 
and some days have more emphasis on one program than the other. 
Aviculture responsibilities include feeding and maintenance of the 
captive waterfowl collection, assistance with bird 
capture/restraint/transport, veterinary staff support, and record 
keeping. Environmental education responsibilities include interacting 
with LRWC visitors, guiding tour groups, presenting avian related 
programs, training/working with education birds, and representing the 
organization at community events. Successful applicants will also assist 
with the supervision of volunteers and student work groups, and assist 
with special events and fundraising. This is a demanding position that 
sometimes requires long hours and extended periods outside in adverse 
weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the time and 
effort to complete projects as needed. Qualifications: Applicants must 
have prior experience in animal care and an interest in environmental 
education. Undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of 
education, science or biology are encouraged to apply. Students with 
college degrees in related fields may also be considered. Experience in 
animal care is required and knowledge and/or experience with avian 
husbandry is highly desirable. The position requires exceptional 
attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks 
simultaneously, excellent writing ability, a high level of 
professionalism with strong interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude. 
Applicants must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 
feet or higher and perform overhead work. Applicants must also be 
available to work any of the seven days of the week and holidays with 
the possibility of late evenings as needed. A valid driver license is 
required. Compensation: Interns receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend 
of $200.00 ($400.00 per month). About the Conservancy: The Livingston 
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a not for-profit organization dedicated 
to the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats through research, 
education, and conservation action. An integral part of our conservation 
and education programs are the aviaries, where over seventy species of 
waterfowl, as well as cranes and screamers, are housed. Conservancy 
staff conducts on-site and off-site environmental education programs 
relating to biodiversity and waterfowl and wetland conservation, often 
utilizing the aviaries and imprinted education birds. LRWC is located in 
a small town with 8,000 residents in northwestern Connecticut. 
Applicants should be aware of the opportunities and limitations of 
living in a quaint New England community. Litchfield is an outdoor 
enthusiast’s paradise and LRWC itself has access to several hundred 
acres of wetland and upland habitats. To Apply: Qualified applicants 
should email a letter of inquiry, resume, and at least three references 
to JESSICA CATON, LRWC Director of Education (EM: jcaton AT lrwc.net). 
Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, with application deadline 
of September 15, 2014. Intern start date last week of October. Selected 
candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter. No calls please.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (2) for fall migration monitoring project at 
New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - 
Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for 
bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape May 
Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and 
natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and 
assisting counter when needed. Applicants should have experience 
interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying birds, 
especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants must have their own 
vehicles and a valid, clean driver’s license. Salary for positions 
$900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover 
letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant 
experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone 
numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East 
Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or email: (EM: mike.crewe AT 
njaudubon.org). Application deadline 30 August 2014.

RESEARCH PROJECT (SUITABLE FOR EXTERNAL MSC THESIS) -The influence of 
age and social structure on a sexually selected ornament. The 
Evolutionary Biology Group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology 
in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (URL: 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/218798/Forschungsgruppe-Schroeder) is offering two 
research projects (suitable for external MSc thesis) during the winter 
semester 2014/2015. The projects aim at disentangling the short---term 
and long---term correlates of a sexually selected ornament in a 
passerine bird, the house sparrow, Passer domesticus. You will learn or 
improve your skills in: design of behavioral experiments, collection of 
behavioral and morphological data working with captive birds, DNA 
sampling, data management and analysis, as well as scientific writing 
and presentation. Candidates should have an interest in Evolution and 
Behavioural Ecology, a strong work ethic, and be able to work 
independently and as part of a team. The working language at the 
Institute is English, so good knowledge of the language is required. 
Previous experience in handling small animals, as well as experience in 
analyzing videos and image data is preferable, but not necessary. The 
successful candidate will be part of a young dynamic team in which 
scientific exchange is fostered. The Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology employs a dedicated and international group of researchers 
who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, ecology, genetics, 
and neurobiology. Review of applications will start immediately until 
the positions are filled. If you are interested in applying for one of 
the research projects please write to (including your CV and name and 
addresses of at least one person who could give you a reference) ALFREDO 
SÁNCHEZ-TÓJAR (EM: asanchez AT orn.mpg.de) or ANTJE GIRNDT (EM: agirndt 
AT orn.mpg.de) latest by September 7th.

RESEARCH PROJECT (SUITABLE FOR EXTERNAL MSC THESIS): Sperm and age in 
house sparrows - The Evolutionary Biology Group at the Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (URL: 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/218798/Forschungsgruppe-Schroeder) is offering one 
student research project (suitable for MSc thesis) starting in November 
2014. This project will investigate reproductive senescence and its 
evolutionary consequences using data from a captive and wild population 
of house sparrows, Passer domesticus. You will learn or improve your 
skills in: microscopy, sperm quality and quantity measurements, data 
management and analysis, scientific presentation and writing. Candidates 
should have an interest in Evolution and Behavioural Ecology, a strong 
work ethic, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Furthermore, experience in cell biology and microscopy is desired. The 
working language at the Institute is English, so good knowledge of the 
language is required. The successful candidate will be part of a young 
dynamic team in which scientific exchange is fostered. The Max Planck 
Institute for Ornithology employs a dedicated and international group of 
researchers who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, 
ecology, genetics, and neurobiology. Review of applications will start 
immediately until the position is filled. If you are interested in 
applying for the research project please write to (including your CV and 
name and addresses of at least one person who could give you a 
reference) to ANTJE GIRNDT (EM: agirndt AT orn.mpg.de) latest by 
September 30th.

CONDOR BREEDING & CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP – Foundation Galo Plaza Lasso. 
Condor Huasi Program - 
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/PDd6j5tc2B3p/ The Foundation is 
a part of the Grupo Nacional de Trabajo del Condor Andino which is the 
government licensed reproduction and liberation organization for the 
Andean Condor in Ecuador. Condors are critically endangered in Ecuador 
with only 50 wild condors and almost 20 of them living in Zuleta. 
Therefore, the Conservation of the Andean Condor in Ecuador project was 
started in 2009 in collaboration with FGLP, Hacienda Zuleta, and the 
Zuleta community. FGPL & Hacienda Zuleta operate the project Condor 
Huasi on land belonging to the Hacienda. Zuleta's seven captive condors 
and four condors in the Quito Zoo, are part of a program to breed 
condors with the aim of returning the chicks to the wild. The project 
aims to understand more about wild and captive condors through 
ethograms, making detailed observation of the behavior of wild and 
captive condors, and identifying factors impacting their behavior, 
breeding, survival, and the actions needed to save the species from 
extinction. Project components include captive breeding working towards 
reintroduction, recording sightings of wild condors, community 
education, interpretive services for tourists, and raising awareness in 
the hope of saving this species from extinction. Depending on the time 
of year, interns may help with maintaining the camera trap or 
registering wildlife sightings in the area. The aim is to understand 
more about other wildlife in the area. Spectacled bears are often seen, 
but we also see paramo foxes, puma, mountain tapir, opossums, and more 
in the wider area, though one would need to be incredibly lucky to see 
them. There is no guarantee what wildlife you will see. Binoculars 
and/or a camera with a good zoom will give you more opportunities. 
Condor Huasi Intern positions are available all year round for 30 or 37 
day periods. Requirements: Applicants must be studying or have studied 
biology, zoology, wildlife conservation or a similar subject at the 
university level. The minimum age is 18. Interns need to be reasonably 
fit and will need to walk for 45 minutes or so from their house to the 
work site and occasionally to walk higher up to the cage and observation 
point on the páramo and to help with manual work such as repairing 
cages. The hacienda is at an altitude of around 2,900m (9,500ft) and the 
highest observation point at around 3,780m (12,401ft). The interns tasks 
and working hours will depend on the needs of the project so we are 
looking for practical, enthusiastic people who will adapt to the current 
situation. Interns must have good attention to detail because data 
collection, in the form of detailed observations of condor behavior, is 
vital to the project and makes up the majority of the work. This 
opportunity is not suitable for anyone with an allergy to domestic 
animals (such as rabbits and dogs) or fur or anyone unwilling to handle 
raw me at. How to Apply: Email (EM: info AT haciendazuleta.com) with 
your CV and a cover letter explaining why you wish to be a Condor Huasi 
Intern, why you think you would make an excellent intern, and what you 
expect to gain from the experience. Note any relevant volunteer or work 
experience. Let us know your level of Spanish language skills, and any 
travel experience in Spanish-speaking countries. Please, place your 
cover letter on the header provided for you at the end of the web page 
(URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/PDd6j5tc2B3p/). We 
recommend applying well in advance if possible, as the number of intern 
opportunities available is limited. Applicants should note that if they 
are accepted, they will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 
$150 to reserve their place.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTERNS – The Fundación Galo Plaza Lasso. Condors 
share their páramo habitat with spectacled bears, pumas, páramo foxes 
and a wide variety of other animals and birdlife. In order to save the 
condor, we must save the páramo, the Andean forest and ensure that there 
are healthy populations of other wildlife. As Zuleta is located in the 
Andean Páramo and in the Andean Forest, both of which still require a 
great deal of exploration, the Foundation is interested in promoting 
research and investigation of the local ecosystems. The Foundation aims 
to catalogue wildlife in the area, to study and understand the roles of 
other species living in the páramo and Andean forest, and how the 
ecosystems, flora, fauna, and humans impact each other. There is 
particular interest in studying two critically endangered species - the 
Andean marsupial tree frog and the spectacled bear. The spectacled bear 
is the only surviving bear native to South America and the foundation is 
planning to began genetic testing of the bears. Therefore, the 
Foundation hosts students and researchers who are at least in their 
final years of undergraduate studies, in a masters program, doing 
postgraduate work or somewhere in between. We are looking for people 
with energy and initiative to conduct independent research on topics of 
their choice. Due to the multidisciplinary approach of the Foundation's 
work it makes the perfect site for students with multidisciplinary and 
interdisciplinary interests to do research. Here are a few potential 
areas of research: *Cataloging frog species; *Cataloging any set of 
species; *Studying any of the frog species; *Studying the endangered 
Andean marsupial tree frog; *Studying the endangered spectacled bear; 
*Studying Zuleta's impact on the watershed and its importance to the 
surrounding cities. While developing an idea for the research proposal 
please feel free to contact us (EM: info AT haciendazuleta.com) and 
discuss your interests and potential research ideas. Intern Activities: 
Interns will be supported in their day to day research by two on-site 
biologists and will be mentored by a faculty member from either 
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (URL: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/) or La 
Católica (http://www.puce.edu.ec). Interns can meet with their faculty 
mentor via Skype or they can take the three hour bus trip to Quito. 
Interns will be responsible for designing their own research and work 
schedule. Each intern will therefore have a different daily and weekly 
schedule. It is estimated that most projects will last between three and 
six months, but we expect each project to have its own timeframe. By the 
end of the intern’s time with us they will be expected to have produced 
a poster presentation and a paper/article. Interns will be asked to 
leave a copy of their work with the Foundation so guests of the Hacienda 
can review their work and so future interns can build on what has 
already been discovered. Interns will also deliver at least one 
presentation on their findings at a venue appropriate to their project. 
The presentations may be at a university, in the community, etc. 
Management skills can be acquired if interns decide to enlist the help 
of local students or Condor Huasi Interns. Condor Huasi Interns are 
mostly undergraduate students who stay with the Foundation for about a 
month working with our captive condor breeding program. Independent 
Research Interns are welcome to help with the condor program and may be 
asked to participate in community service, such as, helping the 
after-school program put on special events. Background: The Fundación 
Galo Plaza Lasso (FGPL) is a part of the Grupo Nacional de Trabajo del 
Condor Andino which is the government licensed reproduction and 
liberation organization for the Andean Condor in Ecuador. It was 
established in 1995 to continue the legacy of former President Galo 
Plaza. We are a nonprofit which sponsors projects benefitting the 
community of Zuleta and communities in the surrounding area. Zuleta is a 
village of about 1,550 and the majority of the residents are indigenous. 
Zuleta was once a remote village and for generations Hacienda Zuleta 
employed the majority of the community members, but the era of haciendas 
has ended and Hacienda Zuleta is no exception. While Hacienda Zuleta is 
still a working hacienda it can only support 60 families. Therefore, 
Hacienda Zuleta started the foundation to support, develop and implement 
programs and activities which improve the quality of life for the local 
communities through education, socioeconomic development, and 
conservation. The Foundation is based at Hacienda Zuleta 
(http://zuleta.com/), in Imbabura Province about 2 hours journey from 
Quito, around 30 minutes from the city of Ibarra and about an hour from 
Otavalo. Requirements: Applicants must be studying or have studied 
biology, zoology, wildlife conservation, sustainability or a similar 
subject at the university level. The minimum age is 20. Interns need to 
be reasonably fit and will need to walk for 45 minutes or longer 
depending on their research. The hacienda is at an altitude of around 
2,900m (9,500ft) and the highest observation point at around 3,780m 
(12,401ft). The interns tasks and working hours will depend on the needs 
of the project. We are looking for practical, adaptable, and 
enthusiastic people who are looking to learn and have a good time. 
Availability: Independent Research Intern positions are available year 
round. Depending on the proposed project interns typically stay between 
three and six months. There are only two beds set aside for Independent 
Research Interns who are accepted into the program on a rolling 
admissions basis. For more information and to apply, please visit (URL: 
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/t3fdN5Xgjh8d/). How to Apply: 
The application process happens in three steps. Step 1 - Email info AT 
haciendazuleta.com with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you 
wish to be a intern, why you think you would make an excellent intern, 
and what you expect to gain from the experience. Please, note any 
relevant volunteer or work experience and any travel experience in 
Spanish-speaking countries. Most importantly please provide a one 
paragraph abstract describing your research proposal. Please, place your 
cover letter and abstract on the header provided at the bottom of the 
web page (URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/t3fdN5Xgjh8d/). 
After the Foundation reviews your CV, cover letter, and abstract you 
will be notified if we would like you to proceed to Step 2. Step 2 - You 
will be asked to submit your research proposal which will first be 
reviewed by the on-site biologists to assess the academic and research 
abilities of the intern and the feasibility of the proposal. If, it 
meets the standards of the Foundation we will move to Step 3. Step 3 - 
During Step 3 the Foundation will match the intern with a faculty 
mentor. Once a professor agrees to mentor the intern, the intern will be 
officially accepted into the program. We recommend applying well in 
advance, as we can only host two Independent Research Interns at one 
time. Applicants should note that if they are accepted, they will be 
required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 to reserve their place.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON THE 9TH CRAZY ANT STRIKE TEAM EXPEDITION, 
Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service is seeking 4 volunteers beginning early November 2014 for up to 
8 months to join the 9th Crazy Ant Strike Team (CAST IX) Expedition to 
Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Johnston Atoll is located 
in the central Pacific Ocean, 717 nautical miles west-southwest of 
Honolulu. The refuge is managed for 14 species of breeding seabirds and 
5 species of wintering shorebirds in addition to its diverse coral reef 
and marine organism assemblages, including the threatened green sea 
turtle. The atoll contains four small islands (696 acres), which 
constitute the only land area in over 750,000 square miles of ocean. The 
emergent land associated with this refuge provides critical, rat-free 
habitat for central Pacific seabird populations and its coral reef 
ecosystem is an important marine resource. The refuge is uninhabited 
except for the 5 member crew. Volunteers will have the opportunity to 
live in this remote setting surrounded by birds and sea life. In January 
2010, an infestation of Yellow Crazy Ants (YCA), Anoplolepis gracilipes, 
was found affecting approximately 130 acres of the 630-acre Johnston 
Island. Yellow Crazy Ants, named because of their manic behavior when 
disturbed, have wreaked havoc on ecosystems and bird habitats in other 
parts of the world; therefore the presence of this infestation is cause 
for great concern. Local impacts to wildlife already observed on 
Johnston Island include the apparent desertion of the entire affected 
area by ground nesting birds (Red-tailed Tropicbird and Wedge-tailed 
Shearwater) that previously occupied those areas and a possible 
reduction in density and numbers of tree-nesting bird species 
(Red-footed Booby and White Tern) inside the area colonized by YCA. The 
potential for even greater impacts to the terrestrial ecosystem at 
Johnston Atoll is substantial if the infestation of YCA is left 
unchecked. Efforts have been ongoing since August 2010; YCA numbers have 
been reduced by 99% and the seabirds have begun to return. Duties 
performed by CAST IX will include: 1) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, packing and 
preparing gear, food, and all items necessary for the camp; and 2) on 
Johnston Island, applying pesticides, biological monitoring of ants, 
coral reef, and bird communities, and camp maintenance. CAST IX will 
consist of 4 volunteers and a crew leader. Volunteers will be expected 
to work at least 48 hours/week, 6 days/week. However, this does not 
necessarily mean 8-5 M-F as some projects will necessitate working 
evenings or consecutive days. Primary responsibilities will include: · 
Ant bait application and monitoring; · Entomological surveys/ bioassays; 
· Seabird, shorebird, and sea turtle surveys; · Data collection and 
management; · Weekly and summary reporting; · Camp 
establishment/disestablishment; · Camp maintenance and chores. It is 
imperative that candidates consider that Johnston is a remote site where 
all but emergency access is by ship, which takes 3-5 days to transit 
from Honolulu. No re-supply or ship visits during the 6-month camp are 
anticipated. On the island, transportation will primarily be by foot or 
bicycle with 1-mile daily commutes to the work site. Living conditions 
are primitive and consist of 12’x14’x6’ personal sleeping tents while a 
bunker is used for communal/food storage/kitchen and office areas. 
Weather conditions can be harsh with strong winds, tropical storms, and 
hot sun. Bathing and washing is done in the ocean. Communication with 
the island has proven to be reliable but is limited to slow internet 
access. However, this internet access cannot be guaranteed and team 
members must be prepared in case communications become limited to text 
only e-mail with no internet browsing capability. Direct medical 
attention is at minimum 1-3 days away. Safety in this remote setting is 
of primary concern and all individuals are expected to work together as 
a team to maintain good communication at all times. Requirements: Must 
be willing and able to work 48 hours per week. Must be physically fit 
and able to walk 10 miles a day, lift and carry 70 lbs, ride a bicycle, 
swim, and be able to perform repetitive stooping and bending motions. 
Must be able to perform all duties in various weather conditions 
including high heat and humidity, strong winds, and rain. Qualified 
applicants must possess a valid passport that will not expire before 
August 2015. All CAST members must follow all pesticide and safety 
protocols. Prior experience in the following is preferred: camping, 
invasive species control, shorebird and seabird identification and 
monitoring, entomological surveying, familiarity with GIS tools and 
software, data management, pesticide application and possession of a 
valid U.S. driver’s license. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will 
provide: airfare to and from Honolulu, housing and a modest food stipend 
while in Honolulu, transportation between Honolulu and Johnston, island 
quarantine clothes, and food and housing on Johnston. The Honolulu 
stipend will not be paid up front so volunteers will need to have 
sufficient finances to provide for their own food for the preparation 
period in Honolulu. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive. 
Interviews will begin mid-September 2014. Please include CAST IX 
Volunteer Application in the e-mail subject line. Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and at least 3 references in one PDF to: (EM: 
Pacific_reefs AT fws.gov).

SOLAR ENERGY BIRD AND BAT FIELD BIOLOGISTS – H. T. Harvey & Associates 
is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai‘i. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We are seeking 
capable field biologists based in the Las Vegas area to conduct 
intensive fatality searches for bats and birds at a solar-energy 
facility. Primary fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive 
hiking, species identification, data acquisition, and data entry. There 
are multiple openings for temporary positions during the period 
mid-August to early October 2014, with potential for longer-term 
employment. Applicants should have a strong academic background and 
solid field and/or research experience. A degree in wildlife ecology or 
field biology is preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. 
Demonstrable field skills are critical, especially knowledge of avian 
species identification with specific project experience. Good general 
communication skills and an ability to work well with diverse personnel 
within a tightly regulated construction environment also are important. 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, 
forward-thinking approach. More information about H. T. Harvey & 
Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference “Fall 
2014 Solar Energy Field Biologists” in the header, or mail/fax 
application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). 
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

AVIAN REHABILITATION INTERNS – The Marathon Wild Bird Center is seeking 
interns to assist the staff rehabilitators in all aspects of the 
rehabilitation process. Interns will be trained to perform these 
following tasks (as experience and aptitude allows) : Gavaging, food 
preparation, medicating, treating a variety of injuries, assisting with 
x-rays, keeping the hospital, the cages, equipment, and the outdoor 
aviaries clean, and releasing birds. There may also be other maintenance 
projects as time allows to help with the upkeep of the facility. This is 
a hands-on internship in a fast paced environment. Ideal applicants will 
be able to juggle multiple tasks while being efficient and following 
MWBC protocols. Interns can expect time to be equally split 50/50 
between animal care tasks and cleaning/sanitation tasks including but 
not limited to: doing dishes, mopping, scrubbing cages, power washing 
equipment, pooper scooping outdoor aviaries, cleaning therapy pools, and 
other organizational tasks. Internships can start in September 2014 but 
applications will be accepted on a rolling admission basis with the goal 
of having 1-2 interns at MWBC all times. Duration: Internships must be a 
minimum of 3 months but not exceed 4 months. Qualifications: -Must be 18 
years of age. -Must have or be working towards a degree in Biology, 
Environmental Science, Wildlife Conservation or equivalent. -Must be 
able to lift 50 pounds as well as be comfortable working long hours in a 
hot, humid, mosquito filled environment. (We experience mosquito 
outbreaks every 1-2 weeks.) -Previous rehabilitation experience not 
necessary, but a definite bonus. - A willingness to learn and a strong 
interest in wildlife rehabilitation as a career. -Strong attention to 
detail. -A positive attitude even while doing dirty work. -Must have own 
vehicle and valid driver’s license if living offsite. If utilizing 
on-site intern housing, vehicle not necessary but still strongly 
recommended. Department stores, restaurants, markets, post office, etc. 
are within walking/biking distance. -Must be hard working, motivated, 
and not afraid to get your hands dirty. -Must acknowledge, understand, 
and accept the use of humane euthanasia in a rehabilitative setting. 
-Must be comfortable with using dead chicks, rodents, and fish as a food 
source for patients and permanent residents. Amenities: Optional on site 
pop-up camper is available for housing 1 intern at a time. Has air 
conditioning as well as running water but is very rustic. No pets or 
overnight visitors allowed on camper. If occupied or intern prefers more 
traditional living situation, it is the interns responsibility to find 
his or her own housing. Payment: This is an unpaid, educational 
internship. Please be aware that in the event of a hurricane evacuation 
is required. Being prepared to evacuate is the responsibility of the 
intern. The Marathon Wild Bird Center, located in Marathon, Florida, 
rehabilitates a wide variety of avian species found in the Florida Keys. 
In addition, MWBC houses a number of permanent educational birds 
including pelicans, raptors, cormorants, and gulls. MWBC takes in 
approximately 750 birds a year. If interested please send cover letter, 
resume, and three references to BETHANY SPIEGEL (EM: Spiegelb1 AT 
gmail.com). Please allow 1 week after e-mailing for a response.

DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION with the National Audubon Society–Location: 
Chicago, IL. Position Summary: The Director of Conservation will lead 
the development of conservation objectives and implementation of 
conservation strategies throughout Illinois and the Great Lakes region 
ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon 
Society and the Mississippi Flyway. S/he will oversee Audubon Chicago 
Region’s (ACR) conservation, restoration, and Bird Friendly Communities 
programs, collaborating with natural resource agencies (federal, state, 
county, and municipal), private conservation organizations, and Audubon 
Chapters. ACR relies upon a network of volunteer conservation leaders, 
land stewards, and citizen-scientists to ensure the sustainability of 
its work and the Director of Conservation will develop strategies to 
support and deepen the engagement of the current network, while also 
engaging a broader community. The Director will manage the conservation 
staff and project managers and work in close collaboration with the 
Executive Director to develop conservation priorities and policies for 
the region. S/he will develop funding proposals to foundations, 
corporations, agencies, and individuals. S/he will also be responsible 
for identifying funding opportunities and managing the funding 
relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of 
governance. The Director will play a crucial role in developing and 
executing conservation priorities and measures for ACR’s strategic plan. 
This plan will include a significant expansion of ACR’s scope of work to 
include the Chicago Wilderness region that spans portions of four 
states, a conservation strategy along IBAs in Illinois, and an 
exploration of a Great Lakes strategy. Candidates should have experience 
working with multiple suites of bird species in these areas. Essential 
Functions: **In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and 
implement the conservation strategy for the region, which includes the 
Chicago Wilderness region, the State of Illinois with a focus on IBAs 
and rivers, and the Great Lakes **Design and direct ACR’s adaptive 
management strategies in partnership with a network of land management 
agencies, NGOs, and citizen scientists **Oversee Bird Friendly 
communities programs that engage a broad range of communities and 
deliver meaningful conservation outcomes **Define key policy 
opportunities and work with the Executive Director to develop action 
strategies **Develop protocols for staff and citizen scientists for 
monitoring and management regimes **Analyze data collected by Audubon 
staff and citizen-scientists to inform adaptive management strategies 
and understand outcomes of conservation actions **Collaborate with 
partner organizations to set and achieve conservation objectives 
**Manage staff and engage volunteers, as needed, to implement ACR’s bird 
conservation programs. **Design, implement, and direct measures of 
success focused on birds and habitat for the ACR program. Coordinate 
these efforts with relevant activities and staff in Audubon’s national 
and Mississippi Flyway conservation initiatives. **Provide technical 
expertise related to birds and habitat in the areas covered by ACR to 
internal and external audiences and partners. **Research and secure 
public and private funding opportunities to support ACR’s conservation 
programs. **Support ACR’s Executive Director with development activities 
including solicitation of gifts and prospect development. Specific 
activities may include, but are not limited to, leading bird walks and 
giving presentations to existing and prospective donors. **Develop and 
oversee priority bird conservation projects, in coordination with state 
and regional science staff and partners, in order to achieve the goals 
of ACR’s bird conservation programs. **Coordinate with regional science, 
policy, education, and communications staff not under direct supervision 
to guide planning, monitoring, and conservation implementation in the 
areas overseen by Audubon Chicago. Integrate these efforts into 
Mississippi Flyway and Gulf of Mexico conservation plans and goals. 
Qualifications and Experience: **M.S. in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, 
Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or a related field. Ph. D or 
other terminal degree is preferred. **8+ years of experience in natural 
resources management, biology, or related environmental or conservation 
work and at least 4 years of management experience, specifically leading 
professional teams. **Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and 
identification of Chicago and regional birds. **Strong understanding of 
the value and previous experience supporting citizen science, especially 
in the realm of adaptive management. **Deep understanding of 
conservation issues in the areas managed by ACR: Chicago Wilderness 
region, Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. **Proven record in project 
management including managing grants (writing proposals, coordinating 
with relevant funders, completing reports, and administering contracts), 
writing articles, and stewarding other relevant projects. **Proven 
fundraising experience, specifically from public agencies and in 
conservation preferred. **Demonstrated experience working with public 
agencies (federal and state) **Must be self-motivated and willing to 
work in a flexible, non-structured environment. **Excellent oral and 
written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and 
communicate technical and complex information to both technical and 
non-technical audiences. Ability to work with and handle live or dead 
specimens (banding/tagging, specimen collection, etc.). **Strong 
leadership and collaborative ethics, as demonstrated in previous work 
**Strong interpersonal and social skills with a positive attitude and 
good sense of humor. **Proficiency with Microsoft Office, working 
knowledge of GIS technology preferred. **Candidate must be willing to 
conduct in-state travel, occasional out-of-state travel and be 
comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands. **Valid 
IL driver's license is necessary. **Willingness to travel in cars, 
planes, boats and other vehicles. **Ability to work outdoors, in all 
weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without 
accommodation. **Ability to carry field equipment, with or without 
accommodation. To apply, please visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2222/director-of-conservation/job?mode=view 


PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, BIRD-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES, National Audubon Society – 
Location: Chicago, IL. Position Summary: The Bird Friendly Communities 
(BFC) Associate is responsible for the facilitation and implementation 
of NAS’ Bird Friendly Communities Program in the geographic areas 
covered by Audubon Chicago Region (ACR): the Chicago Wilderness region, 
the State of Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. In collaboration with 
Director of Conservation, the BFC Associate will develop and implement 
specific goals for the program and new programs that lead to positive 
results for birds and the communities that support them. S/he will be 
responsible for implementing a tailored suite of programs to protect 
birds and to restore and enhance bird habitat through targeted habitat 
restoration, species management, and environmental education and 
community involvement in activities that will be outlined in a new 
strategic plan, which s/he will help to shape. Essential Functions: 
**Establish Chicago as the national model for BFC through the 
development and implementation of BFC strategy and programs, in areas 
covered by ACR, that connect with existing constituents and are 
culturally resonant for new audiences **In collaboration with Director 
of Conservation and other key stakeholders, build and support a 
sustainable and strong community of citizen scientists and 
conservationists that play a critical role in supporting Audubon’s bird 
conservation priorities by: **Engaging, motivating and training of a 
vibrant community of bird, plant, and other monitors to implement 
monitoring protocols developed with the Director of Conservation 
**Supporting the work of NAS chapters through the building of 
collaborative goals **Coordinating and delivering programs and 
conferences that recognize and support strong volunteer leadership; 
programs include Wild Things (a biennial conference), the Habitat 
Conservation Awards, and other activities to be developed **Identifying, 
developing, and supporting volunteer leadership for specific 
conservation sites to fulfill goals to support sustainable conservation 
outcomes that are relevant for the communities surrounding them 
**Develop new stewardship models in communities throughout Chicago metro 
region that build on community needs, cultural practices, and bird 
conservation opportunities **Ensure that BFC programs maximize 
conservation and behavior outcomes and engage individuals in a ladder of 
activity, with a focus on building strategies to reach individuals from 
traditionally underrepresented communities **Developing effective models 
for local support groups to monitor and protect Important Bird Areas 
(IBAs) and urban conservation areas, and help develop community-based 
training to assist in developing pilot programs that engage communities 
in protecting priority bird species. **Manage the Wild Indigo program 
through management and training of staff, coordinating with partner 
agencies, setting goals, and building a dynamic and collaborative 
environment; use best practices established in Wild Indigo to reach 
additional geographic and cultural communities. **Liaise with National 
Audubon Society partners and counterparts to identify opportunities for 
collaboration, to share best practices, and enhance learning. **Increase 
awareness and visibility of Audubon Chicago BFC programs through the 
preparation of articles and print materials as well as speaking 
engagements for various audiences. Assist with writing and editing of 
materials, including fundraising proposals, brochures, press releases, 
and other materials. Work with local team to maintain project 
information on the Audubon Chicago and NAS websites. Collect stories and 
information that will promote the value of BFC. **Develop and monitor 
program/project goals, timelines, and tasks. **Maintain communication 
with BFC partners and coordinate meetings and activities as needed. 
**Manage interns and contract staff as necessary. **Respond to incoming 
requests for Bird Friendly Communities programming. **Collaborate with 
Chicago Audubon Society to maximize efficacy and expand impact of Lights 
Out Program and support bird friendly building design work and policy. 
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s Degree in in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or related field or equivalent experience required. 
Master’s degree preferred. **3 - 5 years’ experience in conservation, 
environmental education programming or similar area required. **At least 
2 years’ experience managing staff **Ability to speak Spanish, Polish, 
or a language in addition to English is a plus **Demonstrated 
understanding of scientific monitoring, principles of conservation, and 
development and implementation of research protocols **Strong initiative 
and self-motivation, with the ability to lead in a dynamic team 
environment with limited supervision. **Experience building volunteer 
leadership through leading from behind **Strong team building and 
facilitation skills. **Strong written and verbal communications skills. 
**Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences: professionals, the 
public, media, donors, and others; must be comfortable presenting in 
front of groups and teaching to a variety of age and experience levels. 
**Experience with program evaluation **Experience working cooperatively 
with partners, recruiting and maintaining volunteers. **Knowledge and 
comfort of working with diverse communities in urban, suburban, and 
rural areas **Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key 
Microsoft Office and web-based products. **Interest, knowledge 
(identification, distribution, ecology, etc.), and passion for 
Chicago/Illinois/Great Lakes birds, their habitats, and their 
conservation a must. To apply, please visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2223/program-associate%2c-bird-friendly-communities/job?mode=view 


AVIAN/RAPTOR ECOLOGIST – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We have an immediate 
opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with 
particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, 
conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic 
background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife 
ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and 
familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, 
especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating 
wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor 
trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and 
technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience 
developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological 
resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an 
ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological 
components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, 
and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 
consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle 
conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 2–4 years 
of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field 
studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing 
technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
“Avian/Raptor Ecologist Position” in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESTORATION ECOLOGIST – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai‘i. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Our ecological restoration 
division is seeking to immediately hire a restoration ecologist to work 
out of our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on 
ecological restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety 
of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, 
semi-arid, etc.). A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is 
strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. 
Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly 
desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; 
wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant 
taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
e-mailing a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
“Restoration Ecologist” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. 
Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, 
Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & Associates is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged 
to apply.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW at The Institute for Bird Populations. Website: 
www.birdpop.org Location: Point Reyes Station, CA. Duration: 12 months. 
Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 5 Sep 2014. Job Description: 
12-mo. position beginning around November 1 available to develop and 
implement Bayesian hierarchical models that integrate count data from 
the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and capture-recapture data 
from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 
to inform multi-scale estimates of demographic parameters and population 
dynamics for at least 10 landbird species. The successful candidate will 
be employed by The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) 
based in Point Reyes Station, CA and will work under the supervision of 
IBP Research Ecologist Jim Saracco and in collaboration with USGS 
scientists at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD (J. 
Sauer and A. Royle). The successful candidate will also be expected to 
spend about 10% of his or her time assisting IBP staff with data 
analysis and modeling for other projects, and will likely have 
additional publishing opportunities related to those projects. Duty 
location is flexible and may be remote; full-time salary and generous 
fringe benefits will be provided. Qualifications: Ph.D., experience 
modeling count and capture-recapture data, experience with Bayesian 
hierarchical models,programming skills in R and McMC software (e.g., 
JAGS, WinBUGS, Stan) To apply, send cover letter outlining relevant 
experience, CV, and contact information for 3 references to JIM SARACCO 
(EM: jsaracco AT birdpop.org).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- August 18, 2014
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VOLUNTEER BANDING TECHNICIANS – The Nicoya Peninsula Avian Research 
Station is seeking volunteer banding technicians for a winter project in 
northwestern Costa Rica. The research is aimed toward the study of molt 
and aging criteria in Costa Rican resident bird species, and collection 
of data from wintering Nearctic-Neotropical migrants for the Institute 
for Bird Populations’ MoSI Program. Winter participants will aid in the 
operation of four bird banding sites on the Nicoya Peninsula. These 
positions are opportunities for students, educators, amateur or 
professional ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts to visit one of the 
most beautiful countries in the Americas, participate in a tropical bird 
banding operation, and contribute to an international effort to study 
declining migratory songbirds. NPARS has banding stations at Reserva 
Karen Mogensen, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Curu, the Rio Panica near the 
town of Tambor, and at our residence at Finca Pura Vida. Habitats within 
the banding sites include pacific coastal mangrove forest, second-growth 
humid forest, and mature humid forest. Commonly occurring species within 
these habitats include migrants such as Prothonotary Warbler, Northern 
Waterthrush, and Tennessee Warbler, and residents such as Mangrove 
Vireo, Black-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Manakin, twelve species of 
hummingbirds, a variety of woodcreeper species, and many others. The 
banding stations are operated from 6:00am – 12:00pm for three 
consecutive days each week. Responsibilities during banding days will 
include station setup and takedown (including mist nets), mist net 
extraction, handling and banding of captured birds, collection of 
relevant measurements and data, and other responsibilities associated 
with banding station operation. Some non-banding days will involve data 
computerization, equipment organization and maintenance, and washing 
bird holding bags, in addition to duties related to general household 
cleanliness and functionality. During non-banding days we will have the 
opportunity to travel to visit nearby towns, preserves, and beaches, 
including renowned birding hotspots such as Monteverde and Carara 
National Park. Winter participants will live at Finca Pura Vida, a 
6-hectare villa near the town of Cobano. Painted Buntings, Long-tailed 
Manakins, Summer Tanagers, Turquoise-browed Motmots, and many other 
species are commonly seen on the grounds. A hummingbird banding 
operation is conducted on the Finca; ten hummingbird species are 
regularly banded here, including Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. 
Participants will have the opportunity to learn to process and band a 
variety of hummingbird species. Dates & Costs: Costs associated with 
food, housing, ground transportation, and park entrance fees will be 
covered by the organization. This DOES NOT include airfare. It also does 
not include costs associated with recreational activities, restaurant 
dining, recreational travel, and other non-essential expenses. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong interest in birds and 
nature, and preferably be experienced in identifying birds in the field. 
Mist-netting and banding experience is desired, but not necessary. 
Applicants should be prepared for early mornings and long days. To 
Apply: E-mail a resume (cover letter optional) to SEAN GRAESSER (EM: 
sgraesser13 AT me.com). Please describe any previous field experience, 
educational background, and current contact information.

OBSERVER FOR BAYWATCH WATERBIRD MIGRATION PROGRAM. Coastal VA Wildlife 
Observatory is looking to hire a birder who is competent at identifying 
waterbirds at a distance, mainly using a scope and binoculars. The site 
is just north of Kiptopeke State Park on Chesapeake Bay. The observer 
would conduct surveys every day, weather permitting, from sunrise to 
about noon, from Oct 1 to Nov 30. Salary is $1750 per month and housing 
is included. Send inquiries and resumes explaining experience 
electronically to (EM: Taberzz AT aol.com).

DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION SCIENCE – Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the 
Director of Conservation Science is responsible for overseeing the 
Conservation Science team, one of four groups that make up Audubon’s 
National Science Division. This team engages in a wide variety of 
spatial and non-spatial analyses across the Audubon network and provides 
science support for major conservation initiatives and incubator 
projects. Additionally, the group implements analyses that focus on 
species distributions and population trends (past, present, future), 
Important Bird Areas connectivity and identification, and development of 
citizen science projects. This work also includes ongoing management and 
analyses related to Audubon’s climate change initiative. The Director of 
Conservation Science is responsible for the workflow of the team, 
assigning responsibility for specific project work, as well as leading 
analyses, writing, and communicating internally and externally. Typical 
analyses will include publishable reports to agencies and scientific 
journals on topics such as climate change, Important Bird Areas, 
population and abundance shifts over time in North American birds, and 
other aspects of GIS, ecology, and evolutionary biology. The Director, 
as well as his/her Spatial Ecologist and Quantitative Ecologist, are 
based in San Francisco, co-located with Audubon California staff in 
their state office. Essential Functions: ** Responsible for providing 
direction and oversight of all the analyses in the Science Division. ** 
Manage and mentor two research-based employees, and direct and 
disseminate project work, as appropriate; provide guidance to other 
technical staff when needed. ** Provide innovation across emerging and 
established spatial modeling and statistical techniques relating to bird 
conservation. ** Along with the Chief Scientist, participate in the 
direction of science in the organization by providing recommendations 
based on methods, established research and best practices. ** Represent 
the organization in science forums, meetings and other external events; 
engage a wide variety of constituents in Audubon’s work, to include 
nonprofit leaders, donors, policymakers, and more. Qualifications and 
Experience: ** Ph.D. in Ecology or related field required. ** Minimum 
3-5 years’ experience managing staff and complex projects, to include 
analyses of large datasets, creation of conservation recommendations 
from the analyses, and refining recommendations with stakeholders to 
achieve on-the-ground conservation results. ** Must possess an 
outstanding track record in GIS work, statistical analyses and have a 
publication record in scientific journals. ** A strategic, forward 
thinking leader, one with a proven track record of providing innovative 
approaches to work and the ability to engage staff at various career 
levels. ** Excellent interpersonal skills; must be comfortable 
representing Audubon with a variety of stakeholder groups, to include 
industry leaders and donors. Previous fundraising experience strongly 
desired. ** Strong time and project management skills, with the ability 
to handle multiple, changing priorities within a fast-paced environment. 
** Experience in climate change, citizen science, and conservation 
planning should be highlighted; demonstrated expertise in bird or other 
wildlife conservation. ** Willingness to travel, as needed. To Apply: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2198/director-of-conservation-science/job 



RESERVE MANAGER POSITION(S) - Reserva las Tangaras, Mindo, Ecuador. NEXT 
OPENING: October 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015 (apx. 3 months).Life Net 
seeks an out-going couple with backgrounds in wildlife management, 
property management, ecotourism, conservation biology, or related fields 
to steward and live at Reserva Las Tangaras, a private protected natural 
area in western Ecuador. Managers of Reserva Las Tangaras receive free 
housing, many perks of living in paradise, a petty cash budget, and a 
stipend of $300/month to assist with costs to live at the reserve. Dates 
are somewhat flexible, but need to overlap with out-going stewards by a 
few days. A 3-month commitment is typical due to the readily available 
tourist visa of 90 days. Longer service is an option, but stewards must 
obtain appropriate visas on their own. The next opening is for 
approximately October 8, 2014 to January 5, 2015 (apx. 3 months). At 
least one of the managers must have good Spanish communications skills 
and one should have some back ground in ecology or wildlife management 
and one or both should be skilled with maintenance tasks (carpentry, 
trail clearing, building, plumbing, house painting, etc). Managers are 
required to continue data collection for three avian research projects 
(monthly bird list, hummingbirds using feeders, re-sighting of Andean 
Cock-of-the-rock), but may also study herps, mammals, and other 
ecological systems of their choice for their own interests. Applicants 
handy with carpentry, home repairs, and applied natural area stewardship 
skills are preferred. Managers must be able to maintain trails, make 
repairs and maintain the reserve cabin and its water system, care for a 
fruit-tree orchard, and further what other previous managers have 
accomplished in terms of conservation research, ecotourism promotion and 
services, and outreach to local community. Las Tangaras is a 49-hectare 
natural area and its main purpose is to provide habitat for native 
plants and animals, while protecting them from illegal hunting and 
collecting. As a buffer property on the edge of the Mindo-Namibillo 
Bosque Protector, Reserva Las Tangaras provides wildlife with additional 
habitat at elevations typically deforested for agriculture. At Las 
Tangaras we encourage light levels of visitation by bird-watchers, 
photographers, nature enthusiasts, and conservation biology students. 
Entrance and overnight lodging contributions from visitors are used to 
maintain the reserve. Managers should be capable with: 1. Hosting 
nature-oriented guests and visitors; 2. Hosting volunteer programs and 
student trainings related to nature reserve stewardship; 3. Maintaining 
all trails on the reserve and entrance bridge; 4. Improving trail(s) and 
signage from Nambillo Road to Las Tangaras; 5. Sustaining an organic 
garden and orchard, including regular weeding and may do additonal 
plantings near the cabin to attract birds and for human food use. 6. 
Writing a report on your experience and findings at the end of the 
contract period. 7. Managing a blog, completing Excel data sheets, and 
doing emails regularly to Life Net Nature directors. Life Net Nature 
seeks well-educated, mature, very physically fit, and responsible 
couples with strong interests and/or educational backgrounds in reserve 
management, nature conservation, tropical ecology, birding, sustainable 
agriculture, ecotourism, environmental education (all or some) to 
steward the very bio-diverse nature reserve. The reserve is an 
incredible place to live, and research and photographic opportunities 
abound. Life Net Nature monitors and researches bird communities, and 
stewards and visiting scientists and students to describe plants, 
insects, hummingbird community dynamics, avian community structure in 
different forest types, and avian indicator species in mature tropical 
montane forest. Manager duties include, reserve improvements and 
stewardship, care of trails, marking of trails, water system upkeep, 
septic system upkeep, managing mule transport of gas tanks, maintenance 
of a large cabin, care and use of tools, equipment, research materials, 
and inventory and upkeep of a small library. Options exist to develop 
visitation and earn additional income providing food and guiding 
services to visitors. Qualifications include ability to communicate well 
in Spanish, one person with a university degree in a topic related to 
the position, related experiences with wilderness biology field work in 
the tropics, interests in research and nature interpretation, experience 
with guiding nature or birding tours, simple bio-regional living 
experiences, wilderness, leave no trace camping ethics, carpentry, 
plumbing, and building skills, financial management experience, business 
sense, etc. Next position begins around October 8, 2014. Dr. DUSTI 
BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org) Life Net Nature

BIOLOGICAL POSITION – SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting 
opportunity for a Biological position within our Natural Resources 
program. This is a temporary, hourly position, located in either the 
Amarillo or Lubbock, Texas area. This position will focus on conducting 
regular avian use surveys, and collecting associated data. Job 
Responsibilities: **Collect and oversee the collection of field data; 
**Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps 
and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, 
and associated landforms; **Photograph and record appropriate habitat, 
species, and landforms; **Prepare and review reports and/or contribute 
to report sections; **Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform 
safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. 
Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads; 
**Work both independently and as a member of a team; **Take initiative, 
resolve problems, and communicate with team members to assure tasks are 
completed in the most effective manner. Job Qualifications: **A minimum 
of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, 
Natural Resource Management, or a related field required; **A minimum of 
two (2) years of professional experience in avian studies including 
presence/absence surveys, point counts, population and nesting studies; 
**General knowledge of the fauna and flora of Central Texas; **Applicant 
should be located in the general vicinity of Amarillo, TX, or Lubbock, 
TX; **Familiarity with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Word and Excel; **Valid 
driver's license and good driving record required; **Ability to conduct 
field work in inclement weather and/or rugged terrain, for long hours 
and ability to lift and carry 30 lbs; **Flexibility and willingness to 
learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques 
and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or 
make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the 
most efficient and accurate manner. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a 
growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. 
Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with 
in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve 
technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of 
environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance 
firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental 
Firms. If you are seeking an opportunity to work on interesting projects 
in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who 
embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great 
fit for you! In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe 
and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment 
background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 
Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities 
and veterans to apply. For more information on SWCA visit 
http://www.swca.com How to Apply: To be considered for this position, 
resumes must be received through our online application system. By 
clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If 
you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at 
(EM: recruiting AT swca.com or PH: 800-828-8577).

BIRD MIGRATION COUNTER POSITION AT THE FLORIDA KEYS HAWKWATCH--Website: 
http://FloridaKeysHawkwatch.wordpress.com Location: Marathon, Florida 
Keys, Florida. Duration: 63 days / 49 days. Number of Openings: 2. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2014. Job Description: The 
Florida Keys Hawkwatch Migration Project – under the auspices of 
Tropical Audubon Society – is looking for seasonal counters to join the 
team of observers monitoring migratory birds in the Middle Keys, from 
Long Key to Curry Hammock from Sept 1 (or Sept 15) through Nov 2, 2014. 
Qualified counters will receive free housing near the count sites, and 
payment up to $1500 per 31-days, depending on experience. Since 1999, 
standardized counts have been conducted daily from the site, tracking 
the movement of raptors as they prepare to cross the Florida Straits and 
Gulf of Mexico into the Caribbean – a region with a very low density of 
monitoring sites. The project now monitors all migratory bird species 
through morning flight surveys, transect counts and a traditional 
hawkwatch. Counters work 9-hour days, 6 days a week, alongside other 
qualified observers and volunteers. Qualifications: Counters should 
possess excellent raptor identification skills, particularly at a 
distance and/or for brief duration. Counters should also be proficient 
in the identification of North American bird species, since all taxa are 
documented as part of this project. Counters must be enthusiastic and 
motivated individuals with deep interest in birds, conservation and 
field biology. An eagerness for working at a public location as nature 
interpreters and educators is required. Counters should be able to work 
independently and self-motivated in a team atmosphere. Must have basic 
computer knowledge, including spreadsheet literacy and word processing 
with good language skills; experience with HawkCount data submission and 
HMANA count protocols a plus. Counters must bring own binoculars. 
Applicants must have good physical condition capable of working long 
days outdoors in South Florida weather, including long hikes in 
backcountry habitat. To apply: Contact RAFAEL GALVEZ (EM: TASpublisher 
AT gmail.com) and attach an introduction letter, CV, and at least 2 
recent references including contact emails and phone numbers. Please 
include dates of availability. Visit FloridaKeysHawkwatch.wordpress.com 
for more information.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER at ICF International. Website: 
http://www.icfi.com/careers Location: Gillette, WY. Job Type: Full-time, 
permanent Job Description: About ICF International: ICF International 
(NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver 
professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate 
change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and 
social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. Our 
Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting 
services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., NEPA), land use 
planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., 
renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors. Our clients include 
federal, state and local agencies, and private energy and utility 
companies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry 
expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results 
throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis 
through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving 
government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral 
institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. 
ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com One of ICF’s many offices around the 
world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing 
Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven 
office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their 
work is within the mining, power transmission, and oil and gas 
industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town 
of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the 
famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. 
Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY. Job 
Description: ICF International is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to 
provide Project Management support. As an Associate Project Manager, 
under direct supervision, you will be responsible for maintaining client 
relationships, managing budgets and survey schedules for multiple 
projects, reporting to federal agencies, managing biological and spatial 
data, and conducting field work which may require working in inclement 
weather, irregular hours, and extended travel. Field surveys may include 
ground and aerial surveys for bald eagles, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, 
and big game, as well as mountain plover, waterfowl, raptors, prairie 
dog, and migratory bird surveys. Most survey areas are in remote 
locations, so project managers are required to be available for 
long-distance travel, in addition to being self-reliant, extremely 
comfortable with four-wheel drive and manual transmission trucks and 
ATVs, navigating using topographic maps, and able to hike long 
distances. Qualifications: Requirements: § Minimum of B.S. Degree in 
Wildlife Biology or closely related field with additional 4+ years 
relevant experience. § Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written 
communication skills. § Sound business ethics, including the protection 
of proprietary and confidential information. § Ability to schedule and 
multi-task in a fast-paced environment. § Self-reliant and highly 
motivated individual, with excellent problem-solving skills and the 
ability to work long hours. § Proficient in navigation using topographic 
maps and GPS. § Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in 
the field for extended periods of time. § Have solid western avian and 
mammalian identification skills. § Proficiency in MS Office Applications 
(Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel). § Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS 
programs and basic knowledge of geodatabases. § Must have a valid 
driver's license and able to operate four-wheel-drive, manual 
transmission trucks and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's). Preferred 
Skills/Experience: § M.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related 
field; § Experience in environmental consulting and energy industry; § 
Experience with Microsoft Access, AutoCAD; § Experience with field data 
collection and Trimble GPS units; § Familiar with Wyoming landscape and 
strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation. ICF 
offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent 
development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and 
empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values 
diversity at all levels. (EEO/AA – 
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities) For a listing 
of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at 
https://careers.icfi.com.

RESEARCH WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST at USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest 
Research Station. Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/ Location: 
Corvallis, OR. Duration: Full time. Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 08/18/2014. Job Description: The incumbent will take the lead 
on spotted owl and barred owl research at the PNW Research Station 
Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. Experience should 
include capturing and handling spotted owls and barred owls, 
radiotelemetry techniques used for forest birds, analytical skills used 
in mark/recapture-based population analysis, home range estimation, 
resource selection, and identification of prey based on remains found in 
pellets, nests, or roosts. The incumbent will be expected to continue 
long-term population monitoring of spotted owls and barred owls and will 
also be expected to work with cooperators to analyze and publish 25-yrs 
of data on dispersal of northern spotted owls. As the Station’s leading 
expert on the northern spotted owl, the incumbent will also be expected 
to interact with a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to 
research and management of spotted owls and barred owls. The incumbent 
will be encouraged to expand the position to include research on other 
forest birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest region that are of 
particular concern to stakeholders. Qualifications: PhD in wildlife, 
ornithology, or ecology plus relevant experience. To Apply: See 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377615200

FIELD ASSISTANT - Tropical songbird behavior study at University of 
Maryland, Baltimore County. Location: PUERTO RICO. Duration: 2 months. 
Job Type: Volunteer. Application Deadline: 09/01/2014. Job Description: 
Seeking an enthusiastic field technician to aid in graduate research in 
PUERTO RICO on Troupial (Icterus icterus) duets and vocal behavior. 
Research will take place in CABO ROJO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE in the 
dry forests of southwestern Puerto Rico. The position is from the 1ST 
WEEK OF NOVEMBER through the 3RD WEEK OF DECEMBER, 2014. Main duties 
will include trapping, banding, and attaching radio tags to Troupials, 
conducting detailed observations, re-sighting and radio-tracking 
troupials, taking GPS coordinates of troupial locations, and setting up 
automated audio recorders. The successful applicant will receive 
training in banding techniques, collecting observational data, radio 
tracking, and using and maintaining audio recording equipment. Room and 
board provided for one full-time volunteer and $350 to cover airfare to 
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Qualifications: Preference will be given to 
applicants with a passion for outdoor wildlife research, tropical field 
studies, and animal behavior. Dedication to long periods of research in 
the hot Puerto Rican sun and very early mornings is necessary. Good 
physical condition is important for long periods of hiking and quickly 
following birds through tall grasses and brush. Previous research 
banding birds, use of binoculars, and experience reading color bands is 
preferable. Fluency in Spanish is also beneficial. To Apply: If 
interested, EMAIL Karan Odom (kodom1 AT umbc.edu) with a COVER LETTER 
and CV including 3 references. APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2014, 
but applications will be reviewed as they are received and a decision 
may be made prior to this date.

PhD RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL 
NETWORKS at University of Wyoming - Depart. of Zoology and Physiology 
and Program in Ecology. Location: Laramie, WY and Oahu, HI. Job Type: 
Student. Application Deadline: 12/15/2014. Job Description: We are 
seeking a student to conduct their PhD research beginning winter-early 
summer 2015 in the Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in 
Ecology at the University of Wyoming. In the first year, the student 
will conduct field research on Oahu, HI before taking classes fall 2015. 
The project is part of a larger multi-disciplinary effort investigating 
seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native and non-native 
plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian ecosystems. Specifically, the 
project will focus on (1) identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds 
and rats) seed dispersers and their interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of 
key seed dispersers, and (3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed 
disperser movements and diet preference on vegetation communities. 
Opportunities exist to conduct research on avian population ecology, 
community ecology (competition, predator/prey dynamics), and 
plant-vertebrate interactions (seed dispersal/predation). The student 
will interact not only with people at Univ. of Wyoming, but with the 
other PIs and graduate students on the project at Univ. of Hawaii, Univ. 
of New Hampshire, and Univ. of Illinois. The candidate selected for this 
position will be provided with summer salary and a 3 - 3.5 year 
(depending upon start date) assistantship that includes a tuition waiver 
and monthly stipend. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will possess either 
a B.S. degree in biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, 
or a related field and 2+ years of field experience or a M.S. degree in 
the above fields. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the 
University of Wyoming (min. GRE Score: 291 as of August 2011, or 900 if 
taken prior to August 2011, min. GPA: 3.0). Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in writing manuscripts and in tropical avian 
ecology, seed dispersal, and/or radio telemetry. We are looking for a 
highly motivated individual that has the ability to work in 
collaboration with our large research team, ability to develop an 
independent project within the general scope of our research project, 
and ability to conduct tropical research for up to 8 months/year. To 
Apply: Contact: Dr. COREY E. TARWATER (EM: coreytar AT mail.ubc.ca), 
University of Wyoming, currently at University of British Columbia. 
Please provide letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact 
information for 3 references familiar with your experience and 
qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until the position is filled. The University of Wyoming is an 
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected 
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and 
University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness We conduct 
background investigations for all final candidates being considered for 
employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of 
the background check.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT -FOREST BIRDS at Penn State University - 
Department of Ecosystem Science and management. Website: 
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/ Location: State College, PA. Duration: 2-3 
years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
09/30/2014. Job Description: We are recruiting two graduate research 
assistants to work on research related to the ecology and management of 
forest passerines. Both students will be located in the Department of 
Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University 
(http://ecosystems.psu.edu/) and will participate in either the Wildlife 
and Fisheries Science graduate degree Program 
(http://ecosystems.psu.edu/graduateprograms/wfs) or in the 
interdepartmental Ecology graduate degree program 
(http://www.huck.psu.edu/education/ecology). For both positions, we seek 
someone that can either start as a student Jan. 1 or begin working late 
spring and begin coursework in the fall of 2015. Field work for each 
will begin summer 2015. Project 1: M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantship - 
Identifying characteristics and management strategies associated with 
high avian abundance and diversity in core forest habitats We seek a 
graduate student to join an interdisciplinary team of university and 
state agency scientists working to better understand factors influencing 
bird distributions in core forests and the effect of management history 
on bird distributions in these habitats. The work will combine existing 
and newly collected point count data to understand factors governing 
bird distributions across multiple scales. The student will lead the 
collection of new data, which will focus on understanding road effects 
on bird distribution and site-scale factors affecting abundance of core 
forest birds. The work will help inform management strategies for core 
forest birds in PA. We will consider a student at either the M.S. or 
Ph.D level for the position. The student will work with Dr. Margaret 
Brittingham and Dr. David Miller along with state employees and a 
post-doc to be hired in the development and implementation of the 
project. Project 2: M.S. Assistantship – Monitoring Bird Community 
Composition and Dynamics in the NPS - Eastern Rivers and Mountains 
Network We seek a student to help collect and analyze data and make 
recommendations for the National Park Services’ Eastern Rivers and 
Mountain Network streamside bird monitoring program. The network, which 
includes 9 parks, monitors riparian bird communities as part of their 
vital signs monitoring program. In addition, to providing guidelines for 
the analysis of data sets and recommendations for future monitoring, the 
student develop their own research questions related to health of 
streamside bird communities in the region. The student will work with 
Dr. David Miller and Dr. Matt Marshall (head of Eastern Rivers and 
Mountains Network Inventory and Monitoring program). Qualifications: The 
student must have the ability to ID forest birds of the northeast U.S. 
by sight and sound. Field work will be in remote locations and will 
require an ability to effectively navigate steep and rough terrain. Both 
projects include a strong statistical component and we will look 
favorably on candidates with strong math/stats interests, ability, and 
skills. Other favorable qualifications include GIS abilities, experience 
supervising field crews, an understanding of common forestry practices, 
and interests in conservation biology, population, and community 
ecology. An M.S. is preferred for students that wish to be considered at 
the PhD level. To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send 
the following via email to (EM: dxm84 AT psu.edu): 1) a cover letter 
briefly explaining your research interests and suitability for the 
project, 2) CV or resume, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) unofficial 
GRE scores. Please specify the project for which you are applying and 
degree sought in the subject line of the email. We will begin reviewing 
application by 31 August, 2014 and the positions will remain open until 
filled.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOREST BIRDS at Penn State University - 
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Website: 
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/ Location: State College, Pennsylvania. 
Duration: One year with opportunity for renewal. Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 08/25/2014. Job Description: We seek a 
Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our research team in a project 
focused on understanding the determinants of core forest bird abundance 
in northeastern forests. The researcher will be housed in the 
Pennsylvania State University`s Department of Ecosystem Science and 
Management. The overall project seeks to understand factors affecting 
forest bird distributions across multiple scales and identifying 
opportunities for improving management of core forest birds in 
Pennsylvania forests. Bird distribution data will come from multiple 
sources, including an existing database of >36,000 point counts 
conducting throughout the state and additional field data to be 
collected in 2015 and 2016. The candidate will lead efforts to develop 
hierarchical community abundance models to assess predictors of 
distributions at multiple scales. The candidate will be expected to 
contribute to the core goals of the project including assisting in 
development of field sampling designs and analysis of data, at the same 
time bringing their own expertise and interests. The candidate will be 
supervised by Dr. David Miller and Dr. Margaret Brittingham. Additional 
collaborators on the project include a graduate student, state agency 
personnel, and Dr. Ephraim Hanks from the PSU Statistics Department. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences, 
Ecology, Statistics, or related discipline completed by start date. 
Preferred qualifications include a strong background in quantitative 
ecology including methods to model species distributional data such as 
fitting Bayesian hierarchical models, accounting for detection, and 
spatial modeling. Other beneficial qualifications include experience 
monitoring forest birds, GIS skills, experience managing large 
databases, understanding of forestry practices and forest management, 
and background and interest in community ecology and global change 
ecology. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and 
qualifications. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the 
opportunity for renewal contingent on the availability of funding. We 
will begin reviewing applications August 25, 2014 and the position will 
remain open until filled. To Apply: Apply to 
https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#52673 
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, 
and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information 
about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go 
to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with 
detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn 
State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is 
committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, 
veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

AVIAN MONITORING TECHNICIANS at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org Location: Tonopah, NV. Duration: August 25 – October 
24, 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 08/24/2014. Job 
Description: Great Basin Bird Observatory is seeking qualified avian 
monitoring technicians to conduct surveys of migratory passerines and 
avian mortalities associated with a large solar energy plant, August 25 
– October 24, 2014. All work will be conducted near Tonopah, NV, and 
field crew will be based in rental housing or motels in Tonopah. Monthly 
salary $2,400-$2,600, depending on experience. All housing costs are 
covered, as are field travel costs with Tonopah as the home base. 
Qualifications include the ability to reliably identify passerine 
migrants by sight and sound in the southern Great Basin, ability to 
follow standardized survey protocols precisely, ability to enter and 
manage data with a high degree of accuracy in a variety of programs, and 
ability to work independently and reliably in remote settings. GIS 
experience is preferred but not required. To Apply: Please send resume 
and references to JOHN BOONE, Great Basin Bird Observatory, (EM: boone 
AT gbbo.org)

LEAD BIRD BANDER, BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, ETHIOPIA at University 
of Utah. Website: http://bioweb.biology.utah.edu/sekercioglu/ Location: 
Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. http://balemountains.org/ 
Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
08/31/2014. Job Description: We are seeking a lead bird bander for our 
project investigating the composition and distribution of forest bird 
species in the Harenna/Dolo Mena Forest, Bale Mountains National Park, 
Ethiopia. We have 5 established bird banding stations distributed along 
an elevation gradient spanning 1800 meters (1400 to 3200m). Each site 
will be sampled 8 times, for a total of 40 banding days. The lead bander 
will be responsible for overseeing the mist netting operations. Primary 
duties include: 1) Safely and efficiently extracting and handling birds; 
2) Accurately identifying, aging, and sexing Afrotropical and Palearctic 
species; 3) Collecting precise and reliable data; 4) Managing a crew of 
3-4 people; 5) Communicating effectively with authorities of Bale 
Mountains National Park, Ethiopia Wildlife and Conservation Authority, 
and regional and national governments. Compensation: This is an amazing 
opportunity to work intimately with birds in one of the top birding 
locations in the world. No stipend will be provided, however, food, 
transportation within Ethiopia, lodging, and permits will be covered by 
the project. Travel to Ethiopia will not be covered. Applicants who are 
able to contribute further to their expenses on the project will be 
given additional consideration. Accommodations: Bale Mountains National 
Park is in a remote part of Ethiopia. Applicants should expect 
rudimentary facilities, including pit toilets, tent camping, and local 
hotels. Nevertheless, for the most part we have comfortable housing for 
this project, including a researcher lodge in the exquisite Bale 
Mountain Lodge http://www.balemountainlodge.com/, bunk-beds at the park 
headquarters, and in a small hotel. Background: Ethiopia is a 
mountainous country with a rich but little-studied biodiversity, even 
though most of the country is covered by one biodiversity hotspot or 
another. The Rift Valley that divides Ethiopia also forms the backbone 
of the most critical bird migration flyways through Africa. Nearly 900 
bird species have been documented in Ethiopia, 31 of which are endemic 
to the Abyssinian highlands. The combination of high biological 
diversity, bird endemism, globally important bird migrations, and scant 
ornithological research makes Ethiopia a top priority in Africa for 
ornithological research, conservation, and education. This is the first 
study of the elevational distributions of Ethiopian mountain birds in 
relation to climate change. By investigating the elevations mountain 
forest birds live in the Bale Mountains National Park, by measuring 
their survivorship and other demographic parameters at different 
elevations, and by studying to see if these birds are moving up with 
warming, we will guide conservation measures to reduce bird extinctions 
from climate change. The Bale Mountains are rated by the African Bird 
Club as the 4th best birding site on the continent of Africa. At least 
863 bird species have been documented in Ethiopia, representing nearly 
10% of the global bird diversity and nearly 40% of the bird species 
recorded in Africa. Furthermore, the Bale Mountains are home to several 
Ethiopia endemics, and even some bird species found only in this 
mountain range. The Bale Mountains are truly one of the best birding 
sites in the world. The Bale Mountains has a wide range of habitats, 
from the humid Harenna Forest to the 4,000m Sanetti Plateau. The Bale 
Mountains exhibit one of the highest rates of animal endemism in the 
world, and is home to the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), Mountain 
Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni), Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) and 
giant mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus), all of which are seen 
regularly during our field season. For more information, see 
http://balemountains.org/. Photos of the fall 2013 season can be found 
at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanbuechley/sets/72157646182380656/ 
Qualifications: Applicants should have ample experience in mist netting 
and bird banding and be confident in identifying Afrotropical and 
Palearctic bird species. This job is demanding from a physical 
standpoint: banding will take place for 40 days starting before sunrise 
with one day off per week; banding stations will be routinely set up and 
taken down; the Harenna Forest is often wet, while the Sannetti Plateau 
can be quite cold. Expect to live in tight quarters. To Apply: Email 
cover letter and resume outlining qualifications to EVAN BUECHLEY (EM: 
e.buechley AT utah.edu). Please emphasize bird banding experience and 
work history in Africa and/or developing countries.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- August 6, 2014
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Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:06:19 -0400
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EXPERIENCED PASSERINE BANDERS (2) needed for fall migration-monitoring 
project at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. One can expect 
to catch a good variety of warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, vireos and 
thrushes; even the odd northern rarity at this small 14-net Station. 
Banders must have experience extracting birds from mist-nets, as well as 
handling and identifying passerines. Positions involve daily banding, 
record keeping and minor net maintenance. Two positions are open: both 
to start around August 17/18, one for five weeks, one for four weeks. 
Accommodation provided at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (URL: 
http://www.huntsmanmarine.ca) and successful applicants will be eligible 
for a $350/week stipend. Having one’s own vehicle is very useful. Please 
submit a letter of interest, plus two references to TRACEY DEAN (EM: 
tdean AT huntsmanmarine.ca), outlining your previous banding experience 
including number of birds banded and extracted, and ability to identify 
birds in the hand.

MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT wanted for Prince Edward Point Bird 
Observatory (PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada. Location: Prince Edward County, 
Ontario, Canada. Duration: Oct 1st – 31st , 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Job Description: Volunteer banding assistant required for a very busy 
Migration Monitoring Station in Ontario, Canada. A long term volunteer 
is required for the October banding period in 2014 to help with the 
banding and migration monitoring at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory 
(PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada, the Observatory is located on the north 
shore of Lake Ontario, 125 km east of Toronto (it is 30 km to Picton, 
the nearest town). All the operations are carried out within the Prince 
Edward Point National Wildlife Area which is located within the local 
IBA. Duties will include helping the Bander-In-Charge with carrying out 
the daily field protocol, some data entry, some light maintenance around 
the building/netting area, greeting visiting birders and some other 
light duties as required. PEPtBO adheres to the NABC guidelines when 
banding and follows a standardized protocol that operates 19 passerine 
nets, 7 hawk nets plus a J-trap and 6 ground traps daily. At night we 
operate 10 mist nets for owls. Very large numbers of migrants can occur 
within this area and up to 689 birds have been banded in a day. Over 
12,000 birds of 100+ species were banded at this single station in the 
fall of 2012 although 6-8000 banded in a fall is more common. Over 260 
species and forms have been observed at the observatory over the last 
ten years. A strong work ethic is required for this job as you are 
expected to be there seven days a week. The normal daily routine 
involves opening the nets at sunrise, a half hour census, with banding 
and casual observations continuing until six hours after sunrise, with 
some data entry in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free 
time. The Northern Saw-whet Owl banding program takes place at night, 
from mid-Sep to the end of the season and up to 1500 owls have been 
caught in a year although 7-800 is more normal, usually 10-60 owls are 
banded in a night although up to 120 banded is not uncommon. The owl 
banding takes place for a minimum of four hours each night from 1/2 
after sunset for a minimum of 4 hours, weather permitting. The owl 
banding usually continues all night in shifts, weather permitting. 
Species to be expected are Long-eared, Barred, Screech and Saw-whet, 
although other species have also been banded. A volunteer who can cover 
all of October would be preferred. Food and basic accommodation is 
provided on site at the observatory. This is an ideal opportunity for 
people to broaden their banding experience. A small honorarium may be 
available to qualified volunteers subject to funding. Qualifications: 
This is a very demanding position and we are looking for people 
experienced with banding (i.e. have banded or ringed more than 1000 
birds), experience in banding owls or raptors would be preferred but not 
essential. Knowledge of identification of eastern North American birds 
would be preferable although the ID knowledge is not essential as long 
as you have the relevant banding experience, as training on North 
American birds will be given. This position is open to people from 
anywhere and training will be given to bring people up to standard. To 
Apply: If you are interested, please send a resume with banding 
experience (please include any banding/ringing permit details) and 
contact information for two references, to the Bander-in-charge David 
Okines (EM: david.okines AT gmail.com) ASAP, this position will continue to 
be open until filled. The PEPtBO website is http://www.peptbo.ca

FALL CRANE INTERNSHIP at the Audubon Species Survival Center (SSC), 
Audubon Nature Institute Location: New Orleans, LA Job 
Description/Responsibilities: The SSC Fall Crane Internship begins in 
August and ends in November (12 consecutive weeks, start dates 
flexible). Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience working with 
Mississippi sandhill cranes (MSC) and whooping cranes (WC). Depending on 
time of year, interns will be exposed to some or all aspects of captive 
management and captive reproduction techniques. Daily duties include but 
are not limited to: MSC chick care and socialization, cleaning, food and 
water provision, health and behavioral observations, facility 
maintenance, and record keeping. Work is done in a subtropical climate: 
hot and humid, heavy rain, venomous and non-venomous snakes, stinging or 
biting insects, poison ivy, and so on. Duties are performed while 
covered in what amounts to a light blanket (a “costume” to hide the 
human form and to help ensure the chicks’ properly imprint on other 
cranes). Qualifications: Candidate must have some quantifiable animal 
husbandry experience, such as but not limited to: farm, zoo, pet store, 
wildlife rehabilitation center, stables, kennel, vet office, or similar. 
Candidates should have one year of college or equivalent practical 
experience, and a strong interest in ornithology, zoology, conservation 
biology, captive wildlife, or related fields. Ideally, candidate really 
likes birds. Candidate must be dependable, able to work well 
independently and in a small group, communicate well with co-workers 
both verbally and in writing, and possess excellent organization skills. 
Candidate should have a mature and developed work ethic. Candidate must 
understand and apply the mission of an endangered crane captive breeding 
program to daily tasks. Candidate must be available to work weekends and 
holidays, lift, carry, and pull 50 lbs., and walk more than a mile a day 
in the heat. This is an unpaid internship. Housing is available. Last 
Date to Apply: Open until filled. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 
resume and three references to Stephanie Appleton, Audubon Species 
Survival Center, 14001 River Rd., New Orleans, LA, 70131. Email is 
preferred (EM: stephanielappleton AT gmail.com).

SONGBIRD BANDERS (2), AND ASSISTANT BANDER (1) needed from August 11 - 
October 10, 2014 for a Fall Migration Songbird Study in western Montana. 
The project aims to collect data on western migrating passerines. We 
will operate 3 songbird banding stations in the Bitterroot Valley near 
Missoula, MT. Banding stations are located in riparian bottomland, 
upland shrubby draw, and high-elevation conifer forest habitats, and all 
three sites will operate simultaneously each day. Banding takes place 5 
days/week, Monday through Friday. Previous banding/extraction experience 
is required for Bander position (minimum 1000 birds). Bander will be 
working with a crew leader, but must feel comfortable working without 
supervision. Applicants for the Assistant Bander position must have some 
experience with songbird extraction (minimum 100 birds), & preferably 
have some banding experience as well, although this is not required. 
Technicians can expect early mornings, inclement weather, beautiful 
country, and rewarding work. Salary range for Bander position is 
$12-14/hour, range for Assistant Bander is $10-11/hour, depending on 
experience. Housing will be provided, but technicians must arrange their 
own travel to Missoula. In addition, applicants who are available for 
the entirety of the field season will be given preference. To apply 
please e-mail a cover letter and a resume with three references to (EM: 
tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). We will begin reviewing applications 
immediately, and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

HEAD OWL BANDER and ASSISTANT OWL BANDER – Whitefish Point Bird 
Observatory, located in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is 
seeking 2 OWL BANDERS for the 2014 fall migration period. HEAD OWL 
BANDER (Sept 12- Nov 7), must have previous experience with mist-netting 
and banding owls. ASSISTANT OWL BANDER (Sept 12-Oct 31) must have 
previous mist-netting experience. Pay is $1,200-1,400 per month, 
dependent on experience. Whitefish Point is a prime migration spot in 
both spring and fall, with more diversity in owl species banded than any 
other site in North America. Owl species banded in past falls include 
saw-whet, boreal, long-eared, barred, great gray, great horned, and 
hawk-owl. Fellow staff will be conducting a waterbird count and daily 
songbird census. Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, 
laundry, and internet. Duties include nightly banding (dusk-dawn), daily 
data entry, blog updates, and writing a seasonal report. Please send 
cover letter, resume and references to RICH KEITH (EM: warblerrke AT 
gmail.com) Position is open until filled.

PASSERINE BANDING POSITIONS AVAILABLE (6-7) Start August 18, 2014 end 
October 31, 2014. Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) in Michigan’s 
Lower Peninsula is part of the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC). Each year 
since 1974 we have banded approximately 10,000 songbirds and nearly 
3,000 warblers of 25 species. We have several banders on staff plus a 
dedicated group of volunteers. In 2014 we are running three sites and 
need (2) assistant passerine banders with extensive experience with net 
extraction; pay is $1,000-1,200 per month, housing available. In 
addition we need (2) net runners with some previous experience in net 
extraction; pay is $900-1,000 per month, housing available. We also need 
(2-3) banding interns who will live in staff housing, stipend $50 per 
week. Experience with mist nets a plus. Send resume to RICH KEITH, (EM: 
warblerrke AT gmail.com). Positions open until filled.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP: Long-billed Curlew reproductive success and 
migratory connectivity at Boise State University, Intermountain Bird 
Observatory. Website:
http://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/ Location: Boise, ID. 
Duration: 2-2.5 years (Masters to start January 2015). Job Type: 
Student. Application Deadline: 31 August 2014. Job Description: GRADUATE 
ASSISTANTSHIP (M.Sc. in Biological Sciences) - at Boise State 
University, in collaboration with Intermountain Bird Observatory. A 
position is available for a motivated graduate student to study 
Long-billed Curlew reproductive success and migratory connectivity. The 
research will focus on (1) curlew productivity in different habitats and 
under different human disturbance regimes and (2) mapping migration 
routes and migratory connectivity of curlews breeding in the 
Intermountain West. This position is ideal for a student with interests 
in conservation biology, human impacts on wildlife populations, and 
modeling. The student should have experience and/or a strong interest in 
statistics, modeling, and GIS. The position will start in Spring 
Semester (January) 2015. The Biology Master’s Program at BSU is a 
well-supported program and our alumni work in a variety of agency, 
non-profit, and academic settings. There are competitive opportunities 
for student support in the form of a Teaching Assistantship with a 
9-month stipend (~$12,000) and a tuition/fees waiver in addition to 
summer salary. http://ibo.boisestate.edu/ for more information about 
Intermountain Bird Observatory. Qualifications: The student should have 
experience and/or a strong interest in statistics, modeling, and GIS in 
addition to relevant field experience. To apply, send via e-mail in a 
SINGLE FILE attachment (include your last name in the file name): a 
letter of interest that includes research interests and career goals, 
resume with the names and contacts for 3 relevant references, copies of 
transcripts (unofficial are O.K.), and GRE scores and percentiles (not 
combined) to JAY CARLISLE (EM: jaycarlisle AT boisestate.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until 31 August 2014.

MASTER'S STUDENT at Austin Peay State Universit.y Location: coastal 
Louisiana; Clarksville, TN. Duration: ca. 3-year Master's position. Job 
Type: Student. Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2014. Job Description: 
Seeking a Master’s student to track and analyze nesting success of 
Seaside Sparrows in Louisiana following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil 
spill. This is a multi-year, multi-faceted project: you must be able to 
work well on a field crew under often difficult conditions (heat, sun – 
lots of sun, mud, bugs, etc.), and also work well independently as a 
student working towards a Master’s degree in Biology. Duties to include: 
continued data acquisition and management, developing an appropriate 
analytical framework for a multi-year, multi-plot dataset, and 
publication of results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Position 
will entail 3-4 months of fieldwork in Louisiana each year (field 
housing provided); the rest of the year is spent in Clarksville, TN at 
Austin Peay State University. Funding for this 3-year position is 
pending, but would pay in the range of $15,000 - $17,500/yr, plus 
tuition at Austin Peay State University. A decision on funding is 
expected by late November, 2014. Qualifications: Nest searching and 
other field experience highly desirable. Good analytical and 
communication skills are essential. To Apply: Application materials 
should include a CV, undergraduate transcripts (unofficial ok), contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter explaining why you 
think you would excel in this position. Inquiries and materials should 
be directed to STEFAN WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu DOT edu).

BIRD BANDING WORKSHOP – The 2014 Yellow Rails and Rice Festival on 30 
October to 2 November 2014 will offer a bird banding workshop designed 
to improve novice and intermediate banders’ knowledge of bird molt and 
teach skills to successfully band and age birds in the field. This 
unique banding experience will focus on wet grassland and marsh birds, 
including the secretive Yellow Rail, as well as Sora, Virginia Rail, 
Nelson’s Sparrow, and Le Conte’s Sparrow among others. The workshop is 
co-sponsored by Audubon Louisiana, Baton Rouge Audubon Society, and the 
Louisiana Bird Observatory, and proceeds will be used to support Yellow 
Rail research and conservation. The workshop will based out of Jennings, 
LA and will be taught by Dr. Erik I. Johnson who is part of a team 
developing an international age coding system for birds and has authored 
several other papers advancing the knowledge of molt in temperate and 
Neotropical birds. The cost of the 3-day workshop is only $125, but does 
not include lodging or meals. For more information and to register, 
please visit 

http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Banding_workshop.html 

or email Erik (EM: ejohnson AT audubon.org).

BLUE TIT FIELD ASSISTANTS (4) at the Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology, Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany. The Department of Behavioural 
Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (see 
http://www.orn.mpg.de/2622/Department_Kempenaers), is seeking four field 
assistants to work from 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015. These 
assistants will work as part of a long-term study on the reproductive 
biology of a blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus population in a protected 
forest site in Southern Germany. Work will include: **catching birds at 
feeders and nest-boxes using traps and/or mist nets, **measuring and 
banding birds, **maintenance of electronic nest-box and feeder hardware 
and equipment, **setting up experimental equipment, **data collection, 
entry, and management. Successful candidates must have experience in 
catching and handling birds, including extensive experience in mist 
netting. Applicants should also be highly motivated and well organised, 
with capabilities of working both in a group and independently. Field 
work hours can be long and tiring, thus applicants must be prepared to 
work in all types of weather conditions, at any time (including weekends 
and holidays), with typically only one day off per week. The working 
language at the Institute is English, so good knowledge of the language 
is required. A full, clean driver's licence is essential, with driving 
experience of at least one year. Experience in driving vehicles with 
manual transmission is also a necessity. Applicants from outside the EU 
must ensure they are eligible to remain in Europe for the duration of 
their contract. Successful candidates should be vaccinated against Tick 
Borne Encephalitis (TBE or FSME) before commencing the field work. In 
addition, applicants should be aware that Lyme disease spread by ticks 
is common in the area, and should inform themselves about the disease in 
advance. The payment would be in accordance with the collective 
agreement for public employees (TvöD). The Max Planck Institute for 
Ornithology employs a dynamic, dedicated, and international group of 
researchers who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, 
ecology, genetics, and neurobiology. Review of applications will start 
immediately until the positions are filled. If you are interested in 
applying for one of the field assistant positions as described above, 
please apply (including your CV) by latest 31st August 2014 to: CAROL 
GILSENAN, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, 
Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Straße, House 7, 
82319 Seewiesen, Germany or via email (EM: cgilsenan AT orn.mpg.de).

BIRD BANDING IN AMERICAN SAMOA–Field Biologist (U.S. Citizens ONLY): The 
Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one (1) field biologist to 
operate constant effort mist-netting and banding stations on American 
Samoa from Oct 20, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The position entails 
supervising one (1) biologist intern while banding a minimum of 18 days 
per month, depending on weather and logistical considerations. We are 
looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals, with some 
experience being independent in the field, and a solid background in 
mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing landbirds using 
plumage characteristics. Applicants without strong bird banding skills 
will not be considered. A U.S. passport valid for the duration of the 
internship, and a valid driver's license are required. We particularly 
encourage previous MAPS interns to apply. Roundtrip airfare to American 
Samoa from San Francisco and free shared housing will be provided in 
addition to a monthly salary of $2300 for an approximate total of 
$12,266.00 for the season). The Biologist will be responsible for 
operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting stations, supervising and training their 
biologist intern, liaising with Department of Marine and Wildlife 
Resources personnel on American Samoa, and submitting monthly progress 
reports to IBP's main office. The Biologist will be working closely with 
whoever fills the following open position on Tutuila: 
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/wildlife-biologist-iii-american-samoa/. 
Funding is still pending, but we encourage you to apply. To apply, 
please email your cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 
references (preferably in one document or PDF) to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan 
AT birdpop.org). If you have any questions regarding the position you 
can reach Erin ((PH: 415-663-1436).

BIRD BANDING IN AMERICAN SAMOA- Intern (U.S. Citizens ONLY): The 
Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one (1) field biologist 
interns to operate constant effort mist-netting and banding stations on 
American Samoa from Oct 20, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The position 
entails banding a minimum of 6 out of every 10 days, depending on 
weather and logistical considerations. We are looking for enthusiastic, 
self-motivated individuals, with some experience being independent in 
the field, and a solid background in mist-netting, bird banding, and 
ageing and sexing landbirds using plumage characteristics. Applicants 
without strong bird banding skills will not be considered. A U.S. 
passport valid for the duration of the internship, and a valid driver's 
license are required. We particularly encourage previous MAPS interns to 
apply. Roundtrip airfare to American Samoa from San Francisco and free 
shared housing will be provided in addition to a per diem of $35 for 
each day in the field (for an approximate total of $3,320.00 for the 
season). Interns will be responsible for operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting 
stations, liaising with Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources 
personnel on American Samoa, and submitting monthly progress reports to 
IBP's main office. Funding is still pending, but we encourage you to 
apply. To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references (preferably in one document or PDF) to ERIN 
ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org). If you have any questions regarding 
the position you can reach Erin ((PH: 415-663-1436).

VOLUNTEERS TO SURVEY MAROON-FRONTED PARROTS – Location: Monterrey 
México. Duration: September 1- October 15 2014. Application Deadline: 15 
August 2014. Job Description: We are looking for volunteers to survey 
Maroon-fronted Parrots. This endangered species breeds in Northern 
Mexico, specifically in Nuevo León and Coahuila. They are found in pine 
forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental and nest inside of natural holes on 
cliffs. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as 
well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the 
nest site. Survey will run from 7 am until 5 pm. Good physical condition 
is required as surveys require walking 4-5 km through mountainous 
woodlands daily. Surveys will occur during the rainy season so trails 
may be wet and muddy. Surveys required sustained periods of stationary 
observation; expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching 
cliffs and 2-3 hours searching for predators and avifauna around nest 
sites. Housing and food will be provided. Surveyors will have the option 
to participate in a bird survey inside of a Sierra Maderas del Carmen 
Project in Coahuila to monitor shrub and grassland birds as well as 
other activities with the Ornithology Lab. The project is funded by 
National Comission of Protected Areas (Comision Nacional de Areas 
Naturales Protegidas-SEMARNAT), a mexican federal agency, this project 
will be accomplished by the Ornithology Lab at the Universidad Autonoma 
de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico To apply, contact OSCAR BALLESTEROS 
(EM: oscar.ballesteros.m AT gmail.com). DR. JUAN A GARCIA SALAS (EM; 
jgarcia AT fcb.uanl.mx)

PART-TIME REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN, San Pedro, CA. Job Description: 
International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that 
specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and 
contaminated aquatic birds. Between our two centers in San Pedro, CA and 
Fairfield, CA we treat approximately 5,000 patients per year. We are 
currently looking for someone to join our team as a part-time 
rehabilitation technician at our San Pedro center. Rehabilitation 
technicians are responsible for the husbandry and medical care of 
patients as well as public outreach and education regarding wildlife 
issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required 
for training/managing volunteers and for interacting with coworkers, 
veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. For individuals 
interested in becoming part of Bird Rescue’s internationally renowned 
response team, this is a great opportunity to learn about, work with, 
and become proficient at rehabilitating these challenging species. An 
RVT licensed in the state of California is preferred; however, 
individuals with a strong background or interest in wildlife 
rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/. Essential duties and responsibilities 
**Provide humane care for all animals in care **Assist with and 
administer medical treatments under supervision of the manager and 
veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia and humane euthanasia in 
accordance with Bird Rescue policies and local and federal laws). 
**Maintain complete and accurate animal care records. **Determine and 
provide appropriate triage/emergency care, housing/enclosures and diets 
including live and dead food items. **Clean and disinfect all areas as 
necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment throughout the 
hospital and facility. **Inventory and maintain clinic/medical supplies. 
**Provide oversight, direction and training of volunteers on a daily 
basis. **Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure a positive public 
image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality 
of life for the animals. **Respond to inquiries from members of the 
public and other local rehabilitation centers. **Facilitate information 
flow between animal care staff, volunteers and manager **Perform 
maintenance and other janitorial duties. Required qualifications **High 
school diploma or general education degree (GED) **Six months to one 
year of related education/experience/training. **Ability to read, write 
and comprehend detailed animal care protocols. **Ability to understand 
basic medical terminology, avian physiology and anatomy. **Have 
excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work. 
**Effectively communicate information on both an individual basis and 
group situations and have excellent interpersonal skills for 
interactions with volunteers, other employees, governing agencies, 
outside members of the public and other rehabilitation centers. **Basic 
skills with Microsoft Office and data entry. **Excellent basic 
mathematical skills and the ability to accurately work with units of 
weight, volume and concentration. **This position requires a background 
check. Preferred qualifications **Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation 
clinic. **Experience capturing, handling and restraining wild animals, 
preferably birds. **Familiarity with the Incident Command System and 
Oiled Wildlife Care Network protocols. **Registered veterinary 
technician (RVT) certified by the California Veterinary Medical Board. 
Physical demands and exposure to environmental conditions: **Ability to 
stand, speak, listen and smell for long periods of time (hours). 
**Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and ability 
to use hands/arms to palpate, handle, feel, reach and lift/move up to 
50-75lbs. **Must have good near, distance, color and peripheral vision 
as well as good depth perception and ability to adjust focus. **Indoor 
and outdoor conditions include: temperatures of ~30-100oF, rain, strong 
wind, high heat and humidity, dry air and allergens. **Employees are 
exposed to moving mechanical parts, zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral 
animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and radiography equipment. Applicants 
should send a resume and cover letter to: ERICA LANDER, (EM: 
erica.lander AT bird-rescue.org). Letters of recommendation may be 
needed upon request. Please, DO NOT call the clinic regarding this position.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE PROGRAM, Cummings School of 
Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University – The continued emergence of new 
diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on 
endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are 
just a few of the topics that are examined in Master of Science in 
Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program at Tufts University. MCM is a 
one-year master’s program designed to give you the skills to make a 
difference in worldwide conservation efforts. Applications Open for fall 
2014 enrollment! For more information: (URL: 
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mcm/) or contact (EM: mcm AT tufts.edu)

SENIOR QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
professional ecological consulting firm with offices in California and 
Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound 
solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We are 
seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los 
Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s 
scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and 
statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological 
sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, 
and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical 
expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies 
and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental 
processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop 
methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error 
budgets and to develop models for trend detection. Essential Duties and 
Responsibilities: **Develop appropriate sampling designs for application 
in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings. **Develop, test and 
assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications. 
**Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling 
designs and in developing integrated statistical analyses. **Provide 
critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans. **Ensure 
implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry 
into a relational database. **Conduct fatality estimates for renewable 
energy projects in collaboration with science staff **Conduct 
statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science staff 
and external experts. **Communicate efforts to the ecological community 
(e.g. presentations, reports, publications). Required Education: Ph.D. 
plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, ecology, statistics, 
applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years’ 
experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and 
ecological modeling tools and applications. Required Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Strong record of achievement in the areas of 
quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or 
statistical applications in ecological investigations. **Strong 
analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to 
successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term 
challenges. **Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices. 
**Ability to work with large databases. **Ability to effectively explain 
complex statistical approaches to individuals from different 
disciplinary backgrounds. **Demonstrated ability to interact and 
communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, and 
management staff, stakeholders, and vendors. **Expertise with common 
statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat). **Solid record of 
effective scientific/technical writing and review. Preferred Experience, 
Knowledge, Skills: **Experience designing and/or applying fatality 
modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of 
renewable-energy projects. **Experience designing and applying power 
analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical 
differences or achieve desired levels of precision. **Experience with 
methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, 
generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed 
modeling (GLMM’s). **Experience in graphical presentation of complex 
analyses. **Experience designing and querying large databases in MS 
Access. **Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques. 
**Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications. 
**Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel 
quantitative methods to enable continental-scale research. 
**Peer-reviewed publications. For more information about HTH and our 
areas of expertise, log on to http://www.harveyecology.com. To apply for 
this position, please send an e-mail titled “Senior Quantitative 
Ecologist” containing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) or mail to Senior 
Quantitative Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 
University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Audubon seeks an Executive Director to build on 
Audubon Missouri’s rich history and expand its contributions to 
conservation in Missouri and the Mississippi Flyway, leading the 
organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. 
This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a dynamic conservation 
professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing 
Audubon’s mission. With an annual budget of $1 million, a staff of nine 
(9) and two community-based Audubon Centers, Audubon Missouri uses its 
statewide conservation initiatives, educational programming, 11 
affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and more than 6,500 grassroots 
members to protect birds and their habitats. The successful candidate 
will have the passion, leadership skills and fundraising experience 
necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation 
goals and strategies in the state. While working closely with the 
Audubon Missouri boards and staff, and the Vice President of the 
Mississippi Flyway, the Director will continue to develop the state 
program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The 
Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the 
national organization and will report to the VP Mississippi Flyway. S/he 
will also serve as the Center Director for the Audubon Center at 
Riverlands, ensuring the Center's continued growth, effectiveness and 
integration into statewide activities. The position will also supervise 
the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center Director and staff in 
Joplin, Missouri. Audubon offers an excellent benefits package and a 
competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position 
will be located in St. Louis, Missouri. Essential Functions: The Vice 
President and Executive Director of Audubon Missouri, will perform the 
following and other duties as assigned: Strategy Development and 
Organizational Leadership **Lead the implementation of a three- to 
five-year strategic plan for Audubon Missouri to grow the organization’s 
capacity across the state to achieve conservation of priority birds and 
their habitats. **Focus resources on the most critical, top priority 
projects: including co-leading a multi-state strategy for habitat 
conservation along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and tributaries, 
forwarding regional partnerships for bird-friendly land management, and 
contributing to other state and national governmental initiatives. 
**Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to a staff in the areas 
of science, policy, and education to reach the goals set out by the 
Audubon’s strategic plan as they relate to Missouri. **Work with the 
education staff to help them realize their potential for effective 
outreach and on-the-ground conservation in support of community, state, 
and Mississippi Flyway strategic priorities. **Provide guidance and 
oversight to center director(s) to establish and maintain sustainable 
financial and administrative business models appropriate to each center. 
**Manage the day-to-day operations of the state program and the Center 
at Riverlands, including setting financial and programmatic goals, 
analyzing results, and taking corrective actions, in close collaboration 
with senior staff. Fundraising and External Relations: **Represent and 
raise the profile and visibility of Audubon Missouri externally to 
funders, partners, policymakers, and the public. **Lead Audubon 
Missouri’s fundraising, working closely with development staff and 
center director(s), the state boards, the VP of the Mississippi Flyway, 
and the Flyway Director of Development to cultivate and solicit major 
individual donors, corporations and foundations to significantly grow 
the extent, diversity and sustainability of funding sources for the 
state program and cooperative initiatives with other Audubon programs. 
**Work closely with the Audubon Missouri Board to support the efforts of 
Audubon Missouri in continuing the development of a strong statewide 
organization through fundraising, program development, and conservation 
advocacy. **Inspire and provide guidance to Audubon chapters in Missouri 
to help them realize their potential for on-the-ground conservation and 
education, as well as within the larger organization’s Mississippi 
Flyway. Work with the chapter network to strengthen the statewide 
presence of Audubon and provide guidance to these organizations in their 
local efforts. **Further engage Missouri’s extensive and diverse 
population in Audubon programs through strategic outreach efforts. 
**Work with government departments and non-governmental organizations to 
promote bird science and habitat conservation. Qualifications and 
Experience: The successful candidate will have the following 
qualifications: **Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in nonprofit 
management, business, conservation, biological sciences or related 
field; advanced degree a plus. **7-10 years’ progressive professional 
experience, to include five (5) years at a senior management level with 
comparable staff and budget responsibilities. **Strong leadership 
skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and 
management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, 
volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must. **Demonstrated 
success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major 
donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders. **Seasoned 
organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
state legislature and in working with members of Congress. **Outstanding 
interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to 
collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. 
**Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects 
through to success, including meeting financial goals, project 
deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. 
**Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and 
verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the 
ability to represent effectively Audubon Missouri to its members, state 
and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as 
in traditional and social media. **Knowledge and appreciation of, as 
well as connection to, Missouri and its environment, conservation and 
political history, and the role of science in developing conservation 
strategies. **Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the 
state and nationally, as required. **A strong commitment to the mission, 
values, and programs of Audubon Missouri and the National Audubon 
Society. CENDY HERNANDEZ, Human Resources Manager, National Climate 
Initiative and Mississippi and Pacific Flyways, National Audubon 
Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014 (PH: 
212.979.3011 - office, 646.481.8633 - mobile, FX: 212.979.3016 - fax).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- July 6, 2014
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TEMPORARY FIELD ASSISTANT – BIRD BANDING, Powdermill Nature Reserve . 
Three BIRD BANDING ASSISTANTS needed to band passerines during the fall 
migration (August 19 - October 5) at the Powdermill Avian Research 
Center in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field 
station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a 
rich history (53 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant 
will learn the latest in advanced methods in aging (with the emphasis on 
using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a 
week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise. At least one assistant will be 
required to continually check mist nets for newly captured birds and 
quickly collect blood samples via brachial venipuncture. Other 
responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public 
education, data entry, and net maintenance. Pay is $10/hr for 37.5 hrs 
per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at 
Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org). POSITION 
REQUIREMENTS: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds 
required. Ability to bleed birds via brachial venipuncture and identify 
eastern birds by sight is strongly desirable. POSITION DURATION & WORK 
HOURS: This is a seasonal position involving 1 to 1.5 months. Schedule 
is 6.5 hrs/day Tue-Sun starting 1/2 hour before sunrise (approximately 
5:30am). For more information and to apply, visit 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr. EOE: this employer is committed to a 
diverse workforce, and to hiring individuals with disabilities, 
veterans, and all protected classes.

RESTORATION ECOLOGIST PROJECT MANAGER – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For 
over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to 
our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Our ecological 
restoration division is seeking a Restoration Ecologist Project Manager 
in our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on ecological 
restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety of 
geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, 
semi-arid, etc.). A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant consulting 
experience that demonstrates project management ability is mandatory. A 
graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is preferred (but 
degrees in other disciplines, if combined with appropriate work 
experience will be considered). Expertise in some of the following key 
areas is strongly desired: project management, habitat restoration 
design; plant ecology; wildlife ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian 
hydrology; environmental regulatory processes; and statistical design 
and analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good 
communication skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
growing company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer 
an excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information 
about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be 
obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should 
respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary 
requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and 
reference “Restoration Ecologist Project Manager Position” in the 
header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: 
Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: 
(408) 458-3210. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (2) for fall migration monitoring project at 
New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - 
Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for 
bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape May 
Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and 
natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and 
assisting counter when needed. Applicants should have experience 
interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. 
Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying birds, 
especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants must have their own 
vehicles and a valid, clean driver’s license. Salary for positions 
$900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover 
letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant 
experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone 
numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East 
Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or email: (EM: mike.crewe AT 
njaudubon.org). Application deadline July 15, 2014.

GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST (1) for a variety of education, research 
and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird 
Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one 
of the world's great hot spots for bird migration. This position is 
named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented CMBO Associate 
Naturalist, and is funded by an endowment established in his honor. Will 
work at a variety of field sites with office space at the CMBO Northwood 
Center. Will work as an interpretive naturalist associated with a 
variety of the Observatory’s projects, including migration counts, 
interpretive walks, birding workshops, publications, exhibits and web 
site. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and 
excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and 
experience identifying birds as well as some knowledge of other natural 
history is preferred, but much learning on the job is possible. 
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or 
similar field preferred. All applicants must have their own vehicles and 
a valid, clean driver’s license unless other arrangements are made prior 
to employment. Salary: $1200/month; housing and reimbursement for gas 
provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume 
outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email 
addresses and phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, 
PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 (EM: mike.crewe 
AT njaudubon.org). Application deadline July 15, 2014.

BIOLOGIST VACANCY – Audubon Coastal Bird Conservation Program. As part 
of its response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, Audubon 
developed the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS) through Audubon 
Mississippi's Pascagoula River Audubon Center (PRAC). This citizen 
science initiative engages volunteers in the year-round monitoring of 
shorebirds across coastal Mississippi and Alabama. In addition, 
long-running seasonal stewardship efforts focus on protecting nesting 
Least Tern and Black Skimmer populations (in partnership with the local 
Audubon Chapter) from human disturbance. This year-round stewardship and 
monitoring program is now the standard for Audubon’s shorebird 
monitoring and conservation efforts that is funded by the National Fish 
& Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. Position 
Summary: The Biologist will be responsible for all aspects of 
implementing and managing the shorebird monitoring, nesting bird 
stewardship, and habitat management goals at as many as 22 field sites 
across south Mississippi. Reporting to the ACBS Program Manager and 
working closely with ACBS program, Audubon Mississippi and Gulf staff, 
the Biologist will align the project’s goals and activities with state 
and regional conservation programs and goals to help deliver and 
document conservation and outreach impact at scale. Essential Functions: 
• Work with the ACBC Program Manager and Regional Bird Conservation 
Biologists to implement Audubon’s Coastal Bird Conservation in coastal 
Mississippi. •Ensure that all monitoring, stewardship and habitat 
management follows approved protocols and best management practices as 
established by Audubon for these programs. •Ensure accurate reporting of 
all data directly to Cornell’s eBird portal. •Compile, analyze, and 
report on all data collected. •Coordinate the work of as many as eight 
part-time Stewards/Wardens that will oversee monitoring, stewardship and 
habitat management activities at as many as 22 ACBS sites. 
•Cooperatively work with the ACBS Volunteer Coordinator and Education 
Manager to develop and implement a volunteer training program focused on 
proper monitoring, stewardship and habitat management protocols. 
•Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with all 
partnering organizations, agencies, groups and individuals participating 
in the program. •Initiate research necessary to understand outcomes from 
and improve effectiveness of monitoring, stewardship, and habitat 
management. •Assist state, regional and national communication and 
outreach staff to develop and deliver compelling messages, releases, 
publicity and reporting about the project, both verbally and in writing. 
•Develop and deliver effective verbal and written presentations that 
contribute to training and management of volunteers. Qualifications and 
Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Ornithology, Avian Ecology, Biology, 
Natural Sciences, or related field required. Master’s or Ph.D. 
preferred. •5+ years experience in field biology with demonstrated 
success with bird and wildlife monitoring. Experience with coastal birds 
strongly preferred. •Demonstrated knowledge of bird monitoring protocols 
and methods for recording, assessment, and reporting of monitoring data, 
including the use of electronic reporting portals (eBird). •Demonstrated 
success in managing volunteers. •Demonstrated ability to partner with 
key stakeholders, such as community and agency personnel. •Ability to 
think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, 
meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 
•Strong organizational and relationship building skills, excellent 
attention to detail. •Excellent interpersonal, written and communication 
skills, and ability to work as part of a team. •Self-motivated and 
willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment. •Willingness 
to work evenings and weekends as the job demands and be available for 
overnight travel as needed. •Ability to perform tasks requiring physical 
exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult terrain 
while maintaining a positive attitude. •Must have valid Driver’s 
License. Interested candidates can apply at this link: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2119/biologist/job The job will 
remain open till we can find a suitable candidate

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, Four Tenure-Track Positions – The 
Department of Biology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 
invites applications for four tenure-track appointments in biology at 
the Assistant Professor level beginning August, 2015. Saint Mary's 
College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women with a strong 
commitment to undergraduate education. Applicants must hold (or be at 
completion of) a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Candidates will be 
expected to develop and teach courses in introductory (majors or 
non-majors) biology. Additionally, candidates should have expertise in 
one or more of the following: *Plant Ecology - community ecology, 
population ecology, or general botany *Vertebrate Biology - natural 
history, marine biology, aquatic biology, or animal behavior *Biomedical 
Sciences - immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, neurobiology, or 
parasitology *Anatomy - human anatomy, comparative anatomy, or cellular 
anatomy/histology *Biostatistics (expertise in one of the preceding 4 
categories is required) Successful candidates will develop specialty 
courses of interest that support the various concentrations within the 
department: Integrative Biology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, and 
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. The College supports the 
development of study abroad courses for experiential learning and 
undergraduate research as well as the development of courses which could 
contribute to interdisciplinary fields such as environmental, global, 
intercultural, or gender/women's studies. Research involving 
undergraduates is expected. A strong commitment to undergraduate 
education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the 
department and the College is expected. At least one of the appointees 
will be a Lilly New Faculty Scholar during the first two pre-tenure 
years. As such, s/he will receive course load reductions and some 
financial support for research. Lilly New Faculty Scholars are expected 
to develop campus ties within the institution by participating in 
cross-divisional interactions with other college units. Please send a 
complete CV along with a letter of intent that includes your teaching 
philosophy and research interests, as well as your email and phone 
contact information to: (EM: biologyfacultysearch AT saintmarys.edu). In 
your letter of intent, be sure to include a clear statement highlighting 
your area of expertise from the list above. Candidates will be contacted 
for full credentials (three letters of reference, visa status for 
foreign nationals, official transcripts, and evidence of excellent 
teaching [such as teaching evaluations]) if desired at a later date. 
Review of applications will begin September 5, 2014, and will continue 
until the positions are filled. Saint Mary's College is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint 
Mary's is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all 
levels - students, faculty, and staff - and seeks applications from 
candidates who share this commitment.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED to aid in investigating 
dominance hierarchies and breeding biology of a joint-nesting cuckoo 
species, the Smooth-Billed Ani (Crotophaga ani). Three assistants are 
sought to carry out a variety of field tasks in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico 
from mid September to mid or late December. The research which volunteer 
efforts will supplement is carried out through McMaster University, and 
specifically, the laboratory of Dr. Quinn. Participation will provide 
valuable field experience in biology and avian behavioral ecology that 
may prove useful for future graduate work. Airfare to and from San Juan 
or Mayaguez, Puerto Rico WILL NOT be provided, however ground 
transportation (in P.R), accommodation and food expenses WILL be 
included for successful candidates. DUTIES: In brief, assistants will 
take part in mist netting and nest trapping, banding, blood sampling and 
measuring of adult birds and nestlings, video recording, monitoring 
behaviour in response to experimental predatory cues, locating of nests, 
GPS mapping, documenting sightings of previously banded individuals and 
nest checks. Select tasks will require assistants to climb ladders up to 
32’ and carry equipment of moderate weight. Working hours will include 
early to late mornings and mid to late afternoons with mid-day periods 
off (one day off per week). QUALIFICATIONS: Previous field experience – 
particularly with birds - and a strong background in animal biology is 
preferred though not required. We seek applicants whom are physically 
fit and comfortable with working outdoors in dry heat, capable of 
working from ladders and working effectively as part of a team. 
Enthusiasm, organizational skills, ability to problem solve, and 
readiness to learn and participate are obligatory. Finally, ownership of 
a valid drivers license and experience using manual transmission are an 
asset. To apply for this position, please email JOSHUA ROBERTSON (EM: 
roberjk AT mcmaster.ca) with the following documents attached to the 
email: a resume, cover-letter, personal contact information and contact 
information for a minimum of two references. Selected candidates will be 
contacted by email to organize Skype or phone interviews.

CONSULTANT IN PERCHING/NESTING – Organization: CommScope Inc. Location: 
North America or Europe. Duration: Single contracted task. Job Type: 
Part time consultant. Job Description: CommScope is seeking an expert in 
ornithology who can recommend and review design changes intended to 
discourage small birds from perching and nesting on an outdoor wireless 
communications equipment cabinet currently in development. 
Qualifications will be based on previous experience. To apply for this 
position, please send email with CV to STEVE KEMP (EM: steve.kemp AT 
commscope.com).

HAWK RIDGE BIRD OBSERVATORY TRAINEE PROGRAM (ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION) – 
The mission of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Incorporated (HRBO) is to 
protect birds of prey and other migratory birds in the western Lake 
Superior region through research, education, and stewardship. As part of 
its educational and conservation goals, HRBO is offering traineeships 
for undergraduate and graduate college students, as well as others who 
are committed to careers consistent with HRBO's mission. Training will 
focus on conservation science and education pertaining to birds of prey 
and other migratory birds found at Hawk Ridge. Trainees will work under 
close supervision of HRBO staff. Trainees will also complete a special 
project pertaining to their focus area that will be developed with their 
training supervisor. HRBO plans on providing experiential training for 
one Environmental Education Trainee during the 2014 fall migration 
season. The Environmental Education Traineeship will run from August 
27th to November 4th, 2014. Trainee will be provided housing (possibly 
shared) and a stipend of $100 per week. The Environmental Education 
Traineeship primary goals are to: learn outdoor interpretation and 
education techniques and skills; gain experience with program delivery 
and interacting with volunteers and visitors of all ages; learn 
techniques and options for developing and managing outdoor educational 
programs; and learn about raptor identification, biology and migration. 
If you wish to apply for Environmental Education Traineeship, please 
submit your resume (email preferred) to both: JANELLE LONG (EM: jlong AT 
hawkridge.org) and GAIL JOHNEJACK (EM: gjohnejack AT hawkridge.org) by 
July 30th, 2014. By mail: HRBO, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803. Please 
include in your resume or cover letter: 1.A description of college 
courses and work experiences relevant to the traineeship program; 2.The 
names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references; 
3.An outline of any skills, hobbies or other interests that may help you 
in your training; 4.A description of the educational goals you want to 
accomplish through the traineeship program; 5.A description of your 
career plans upon completion of your education. For further information 
please contact JANELLE LONG, Executive Director, Hawk Ridge Bird 
Observatory, (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org PH: 218.428.6209).

HAWK RIDGE BIRD OBSERVATORY TRAINEE PROGRAM (BIRD BANDING) – The mission 
of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Incorporated (HRBO) is to protect birds 
of prey and other migratory birds in the western Lake Superior region 
through research, education, and stewardship. As part of its educational 
and conservation goals, HRBO is offering traineeships for undergraduate 
and graduate college students, as well as others who are committed to 
careers consistent with HRBO's mission. Training will focus on 
conservation science and education pertaining to birds of prey and other 
migratory birds found at Hawk Ridge. Trainees will work under close 
supervision of HRBO staff. Trainees will also complete a special project 
pertaining to their focus area that will be developed with their 
training supervisor. HRBO plans on providing experiential training for 
one Bird Banding Trainee during the 2014 fall migration season. The Bird 
Banding Traineeship will run from August 31st to November 1st, 2014. 
Trainee will be provided housing (possibly shared) and a stipend of $100 
per week. The Bird Banding Traineeship primary goals are to learn all 
aspects of bird banding field techniques for both raptors (hawks and 
owls) and passerines (songbirds) and to gain experience interacting with 
the public, as well as other professional colleagues. If you wish to 
apply for the Bird Banding Traineeship, please submit your resume (email 
preferred) to both: JANELLE LONG (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org) and FRANK 
NICOLETTI (EM: fnicoletti AT hawkridge.org) by July 30th, 2014. By mail: 
HRBO, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803. Please include in your resume or 
cover letter: 1.A description of college courses and work experiences 
relevant to the traineeship program; 2.The names, addresses and 
telephone numbers of at least three references; 3.An outline of any 
skills, hobbies or other interests that may help you in your training; 
4.A description of the educational goals you want to accomplish through 
the traineeship program; 5.A description of your career plans upon 
completion of your education. For further information please contact 
JANELLE LONG, Executive Director, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, (EM: 
jlong AT hawkridge.org PH: 218.428.6209).

INTRODUCTORY SONGBIRD BANDING WORKSHOP – The Intermountain Bird 
Observatory is offering an introductory songbird banding workshop in 
Boise, Idaho from August 30 – September 1, 2014. This workshop will 
focus on songbird ID, banding, sexing, ageing, and safe handling 
techniques. We will also learn standardized monitoring techniques, data 
collection, how to set-up and take-down mist nests, and an introduction 
on how to safely extract birds from mist nets. We developed this 
workshop for folks with little to no songbird banding experience. This 
workshop would be a great opportunity for students, birders, 
naturalists, and anyone interested in learning more about songbird 
identification or banding. The Intermountain Bird Observatory is a 501 c 
(3) non-profit research unit of Boise State University. Proceeds from 
this workshop will be used as a donation to contribute towards our 
mission of conserving migratory landbirds through cooperative research, 
education, and public involvement. Register early - enrollment is 
limited to 10 people. The workshop fee is $300. Registrations and 
payment must be received by July 20, 2014. The workshop may be cancelled 
if the class minimum is not met. For further questions regarding 
workshop details, contact JESSICA POLLOCK (EM: jessicapollock AT 
boisestate.edu). Visit us on the web at 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/ for more details on how 
to register and view the tentative schedule.

RAPTOR BANDING WORKSHOPS – The Intermountain Bird Observatory is 
offering two raptor banding workshops in Boise, Idaho: an introductory 
workshop from September 12-14, 2014 and an intermediate/advanced 
workshop from September 15-18, 2014. The workshops will concentrate 
primarily raptor trapping techniques (bow net, dho gaza, bal chatri, 
mist net), safe handling of live raptors, and banding techniques. 
September is a peak time in southern Idaho for raptor migration and the 
workshop will be held at Lucky Peak in the Boise Foothills which 
supports one of the largest known raptor migrations in the western U.S. 
during autumn. IBO has banded raptors at this location for 21 years. We 
developed the introductory workshop for folks with little to no raptor 
banding experience. To attend the intermediate/advanced workshop, you 
must have previous handling and banding experience, or you must take the 
introductory workshop first. This workshop would be a great opportunity 
for students interested in raptor ecology. The workshop is also well 
suited for birders, naturalists, biological consultants, and anyone 
interested in learning more about raptor identification, trapping or 
banding. Participants will gain experience with raptor trapping, 
handling and banding techniques, however they should not expect to 
become a certified bander from this workshop. Workshop cost: The 
introductory workshop (Sept. 12-14) fee is $350. The advanced workshop 
(Sept. 15-18) fee is $500. Registrations and payment must be received by 
August 15, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 6 people per workshop. The 
Intermountain Bird Observatory is a 501 c (3) non-profit research unit 
of Boise State University. Proceeds from this workshop will be used as a 
donation to contribute towards our mission of conserving migratory 
landbirds through cooperative research, education, and public 
involvement. For further questions regarding workshop details, contact 
JESSICA POLLOCK (EM: jessicapollock AT boisestate.edu). Visit us on the 
web at http://ibo.boisestate.edu/what-we-do/training/ for more details 
on how to register and view the tentative schedule.

RESTORATION AND EDUCATION INTERNSHIP, 2014-15 – At Point Blue (formerly 
PRBO), our mission is to advance the conservation of birds, other 
wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. Our 
140 scientists work to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate 
change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based 
solutions for wildlife and people, on land and at sea. As leaders and 
innovators in conservation science, Point Blue has the vision, the 
scientific rigor, the passion, and the people to guide and inspire 
positive conservation outcomes today for a healthy, blue planet teeming 
with life in the future. Because of the collaborative climate-smart 
conservation work we do today, healthy ecosystems will continue to 
sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future. 
Point Blue’s watershed restoration and education program called STRAW, 
Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed facilitates K-12 students in 
implementation of professionally designed restoration work on streams 
and wetlands in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, San Mateo, San Benito and 
Santa Clara counties from October - May. STRAW's watershed science 
education activities emphasize project based learning and offers an 
integrated learning experience for students to work together, connect to 
their local watershed, and be empowered by their actions. Each year 
approximately 3,500 students participate in 50 restoration work days, 
often planting 4,500 native plants. Restoration work typically includes 
native plant installation and/or biotechnical erosion control practices. 
Point Blue is seeking 2-4 reliable, respectful, and enthusiastic interns 
to work as a team to assist with student-implemented restoration 
workdays and accompanying maintenance and monitoring of sites. Site 
maintenance work includes watering, weeding and other plant 
establishment activities. Maintenance and monitoring of STRAW 
restoration sites is an integral part of the project and overall program 
success and occurs May-September. We are based in Petaluma, CA; visit us 
online at http://www.pointblue.org. Position duration: September 15, 
2014 – August 31, 2015. Stipend: Voluntary internship position with 
monthly stipend of $850/month to offset living expenses plus shared 
housing in an apartment in Petaluma, CA. Position description: This is a 
full time Monday- Friday (occasional weekends required) field work 
position spending 5 full days a week outdoors (all weather conditions); 
·Train, supervise and lead students and adults during restoration and 
maintenance workdays; ·Facilitate place-based education discussions 
while students are working; ·Assist staff with workday preparations 
(site visits, plant pickup, tool preparation); ·Update database with 
workday information; ·Learn communication techniques and how to create 
effective collaborations in the restoration field; ·Build and maintain 
irrigation systems and control weeds in native planting areas including 
control of invasive species such as Poison Hemlock and thistles (manual 
and mechanical removal); ·Track site needs and keep clear and concise 
records of work completed; ·Assist with plant monitoring/data entry; 
·Assist with coordination and implementation of STRAW’s teacher training 
events; ·Potential assistance with various education presentations 
(in-class and in field); ·Operate heavy duty work truck and tow 
trailers. Intern candidates should demonstrate: **Relevant educational 
or work experience (preferred); **Enthusiasm for ecological restoration 
work, leading groups and public speaking; **Interest in working with 
students (K-12); **Openness to learn and share knowledge and skills; 
**Ability to work respectfully on private and public property; **Ability 
to thrive in both a team setting and individually/ live in shared 
housing cooperatively; **Field leadership skills; **Ability to lift and 
carry 40 pounds and complete strenuous physical tasks; **Have a valid 
driver’s license and appropriate driving experience; **Other helpful 
skills include data management (Excel) and GIS mapping (ArcMap). To 
apply, please submit your resume, 3 references, and a cover letter 
describing why you would like the Restoration and Education Internship 
by July 28, 2014 to EMILY ALLEN (EM: eallen AT pointblue.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT Needed between about 9 Jul and 23 Sep 2014 for 
seabird monitoring at the Barren Islands, Alaska. We will collect 
information on breeding success, population size, chick diet, and chick 
growth of tufted puffins and fork-tailed storm-petrels. We will survey 
monitoring plots nest-by-nest, collect diet samples with a variety of 
methods including mistnetting, and measure chicks. Some boating and 
observing cliff-nesting murres and kittiwakes will also be included. 
Some of the work is physically demanding and takes place on steep 
slopes. The crew of 2-3 will live at a field camp on the island and hike 
to study areas. This position offers excellent opportunities for viewing 
seabirds and other wildlife, but conditions are often windy, cool, and 
damp. The island is remote and communication with the mainland is 
possible only by radio and satellite phone. Applicants should be in 
excellent physical condition, able to make careful observations over 
long periods of time, and able to work and live happily in this 
environment. We provide airfare (within the U.S.), food, lodging, and 
required equipment. To apply send a cover letter and resume (including 
the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to 
ARTHUR KETTLE, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, 95 Sterling 
Hwy. #1, Homer, Alaska 99603; (EM: Arthur_Kettle AT fws.gov; PH: 907- 
226-4614; FX: 907-235-7783).

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed 15 September through February 14 to 
assist with field work at the Avon Park Air Force Range in south-central 
Florida. The position is part of Archbold Biological Station’s Avian 
Ecology Program under the direction of Dr. Reed Bowman. Primary 
activities associated with this position focus on population monitoring 
and management of endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCW) and Florida 
Scrub-Jays (FSJ). RCW duties include: population monitoring (including 
censuses of color-banded birds), data collection using GPS, cavity tree 
maintenance (involves tree climbing using sectional ladders), and data 
entry. Technician will maintain population and cavity tree databases, as 
well as a variety of equipment. To a minor extent, the technician may 
assist with the preparation of new sites for artificial cavity 
installation and RCW translocation. FSJ duties include: population 
monitoring, and assisting with trapping and banding adult jays.Salary is 
$1560 per month plus free housing (no pets, no smoking). US citizenship 
or a US work visa is required. All applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Qualifications: 
*Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Science, or 
a related field. *Excellent behavioral observation skills, attention to 
detail, legible note-taking, and the ability to maintain large databases 
with a high level of accuracy and integrity. *Ability to read color 
bands a must, and previous experience with tracking animal movements is 
essential. *Familiarity with global positioning systems and ARC-GIS is a 
plus. *Applicants should be highly motivated as field days often start 
before light, and some evening shifts may end after sundown. *Must be 
willing to work a non-regular schedule that may include weekend days. 
*Ability to drive 4WD vehicles in poor driving conditions (loose sand, 
mud holes, standing water). *Must be willing to work independently in 
remote areas of pine flatwoods and scrub with little direction. 
*Willingness to work on an active military base is essential. Archbold 
Biological Station is a renowned research facility located in 
south-central Florida, and has been conducting endangered species 
monitoring at the Avon Park Air Force Range since 1993. For more 
information about our program, see our lab website: 
http://www.archbold-station/org/station/html/research/avian/avian.html. 
Avon Park Air Force Range is a 106,000-acre military reserve that 
protects some of the best examples of native habitats in the region. 
Military training activity occurs daily and our monitoring protocols 
involve working around these training missions. The successful 
application will be stationed at APAFR but will also have access to the 
main research station in Lake Placid, about an hour away. Applicants 
should send a letter of interest and CV with names, telephone numbers, 
and e-mail address of three references (in a single document) to EMILY 
ANGELL (EM: epipher AT archbold-station.org). Please indicate ‘Research 
Assistant Application’ in the subject heading. Applications must be 
submitted by 11 July 2014, and will be reviewed after the position has 
closed.

BIOLOGICAL PROGRAM VOLUNTEER , Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service – Duties: Volunteer work will 
include seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, habitat restoration, native 
plant propagation and outplanting, removal of invasive plants both by 
hand and through chemical application of herbicide, marine debris 
removal, data entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks 
depending on current projects and refuge needs. Volunteers are expected 
to work a minimum of 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when 
necessary. Requirements: Must be physically fit and able to confidently 
ride a bike, hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven terrain, 
lift 50 pounds, and be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective 
gear. Preferred skills include ability to swim/snorkel. Successful 
applicants must also be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds 
for banding and monitoring studies, and willing to perform all duties in 
sub-tropical wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes. Volunteers should 
have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely 
with a small group of people for four months. Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge is a remote site and accessible only by plane twice a 
month. Because of the isolated nature of this work, safety is of the 
utmost importance. Volunteers should be aware that evacuation for 
emergencies or medical issues can typically take at least 24 hours and 
be potentially very expensive. Because Midway is a small community where 
volunteers will be working and living with FWS employees and 
contractors, we cannot stress enough our zero tolerance policy for 
harassment or abuse of any kind, including alcohol or drug abuse. A 
minimum 16-week commitment is required. One round-trip flight between 
Midway and Honolulu, and housing at Midway are provided. Volunteers are 
responsible for their own travel to Honolulu as well as the cost of 
meals while on Midway. A current passport is required for travel to and 
from Midway. Volunteer living quarters on Midway are comfortably 
furnished and include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a 
full kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for the proper upkeep of their 
living quarters and individuals are responsible for paying for their 
meals eaten. The rate is currently $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch, and 
$5 for dinner. The “Clipper House” on Midway serves cafeteria-style food 
with a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a full 
salad bar, courtesy of Midway’s hydroponic garden. There is also a small 
store on Midway that provides some basic food and necessities. 
Applicants who are selected as volunteers will be sent a packet of 
additional information on the island, duties, and suggested items to 
bring, as well as required forms. These items must be submitted before 
the volunteer arrives for duty in Honolulu. A current physical, tetanus 
shot and TB test are also required. Volunteer time periods and 
application deadlines; exact start times may vary depending on plane 
schedules, and selected individuals should coordinate travel plans with 
Midway staff prior to departing home: • November - February, 
applications due between July 1 and August 1 • March – June, 
applications due between November 1 and December 1 • July - October, 
applications due between March 1 and April 1 If you are interested in 
more than one time period, a separate application for each time period 
is required. Because of the large number of applications received, 
preference will be given to those with a science/biology degree, remote 
field experience, bird banding experience and/or habitat restoration 
experience. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying, please email a 
pdf single file that includes a cover letter, brief résumé outlining 
relevant education and work experience three work-related references 
(with phone and e-mail), and your dates of availability to: (EM: 
Meg_DuhrSchultz AT fws.gov). For more information please call: (PH: 
808-772-5317). The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very 
existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural 
resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge 
Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and 
volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s 
wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today 
determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS LANDBIRD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS FIELD ASSISTANTS for the 
Charles Darwin Foundation - Organization: Charles Darwin Foundation. 
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Duration: minimum 3 months from 
July 2014 onwards, but volunteers staying longer will be preferred Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 July 
2014, but positions will be covered as soon as suitable candidates are 
found. Job Description: Volunteers needed with interests in avian 
conservation biology. The assistants will get involved in the following 
activities of the Galapagos Landbird Conservation Plan: Determining the 
population status of the Galapagos Martin (very little is known about 
this species considered as endangered - not a single publication exist 
for this species. Census will be carried out, behavioral observations 
will be recorded and research will be done regarding their breeding 
ecology); Participation in the Nestbox project with the Galápagos 
Flycatcher, only passerine cavity nester at the Galápagos islands; 
Collaborate in developing control methods for the Smooth-billed Ani 
(introduced species in the Galápagos Islands); Participate in the 
Vermillion Flycatcher Ecology Project, at the islands of Santa Cruz and 
Isabela; Carry out bird census; Participate if necessary in other 
related projects, such as the Mangrove Finch project or the Philornis 
project. Stipend: This is volunteer position. Accommodation can be found 
at the Charles Darwin volunteer house. The work schedule is typically 
Monday-Friday, with the weekends off. Volunteers must pay for their 
transportation to Galápagos, but depending on qualifications or the 
length of volunteer period a stipend might be available. Qualifications: 
Volunteers should be hard working, responsible, very enthusiastic and 
patient. The candidates should be prepared to work independently in the 
field, at high temperatures (28-32ºC with high humidity), and thus 
previous experience with fieldwork, preferably with birds, is valuable. 
You must also be able to get along well with others and be fit, able to 
hike in harsh terrains. Bird identification skills and bird banding 
experience are a plus. Bachelor or Biology students will be given 
preference. To Apply: please send an email to Dr. JAVIER COTÍN (EM: 
javier.cotin AT fcdarwin.org.ec) Please apply by sending an email 
containing your Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest explaining why 
you want to join our team as well as contact information of at least two 
references and the range of dates when you will be available and how 
long you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 90 
day period between July 2014 and February 2015”. For more information 
about Charles Darwin Foundation, please visit 
http://www.darwinfoundation.org/ or friend us in 
Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/darwinfoundation

RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVER at Montana Audubon, Inc. Website: 
http://mtaudubon.org/birds/raptor.html Location: Bozeman, Montana. 
Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 25 July 
2014. Job Description: Montana raptor migration observer needed to 
conduct the 24th consecutive count season for the Bridger Mountain 
Raptor Migration Monitoring Project, near Bozeman, MT. Project will run 
from Sept 1 through Nov 5, 2014. The successful candidate shall receive 
$1200-1400/mo, depending on experience (plus free housing). Observers 
will work in teams of two to conduct daily, standardized (8 hours/day) 
counts of the migration. Weather permitting, observers will work 6 days 
per week, with additional observer support provided by qualified local 
volunteers. Camping on the ridge is optional, with free local housing 
(shared cabin) provided nearby. Qualifications: All applicants must have 
excellent eyesight, be in good physical condition (for daily hiking of 
2.5 miles each way to observation point involving a 2200-ft. elevation 
gain), be willing to endure long hours in the field with variable 
weather (esp. cold temperatures and strong winds), be able to work well 
as a team member with other experienced observers, and most importantly, 
have demonstrated outstanding raptor-in-flight identification skills. To 
Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references (with phone number and 
email address), and dates of availability promptly to: (EM: shoffman AT 
mtaudubon.org). Candidate qualifications will be reviewed immediately 
upon receipt; visit http://mtaudubon.org/birds/raptor.html for more 
information. Position is open until filled.

BANDING ASSISTANT at Old Dominion University. Website: 
http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm Location: Norfolk, Virginia. 
Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 10 July 
2014. Job Description: One volunteer banding assistant is needed to 
assist the Bander-In-Charge. The position will run 5 days per week 
(weather permitting) from August through late November. Free housing and 
a small monthly stipend for food is provided. Qualifications: The 
banding assistant must have been previously listed as a subpermittee on 
a federal banding permit in order to be considered. To Apply: Please 
send documentation of banding experience, the names and contact 
information for 3 banding references, a CV, and experience with 
passerines and near-passerines found in Virginia. Applications should be 
sent to (EM: banding AT ericlwalters.org) as soon as possible. 
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (MS/PhD) at Alabama A&M University. Location: 
Huntsville, AL. Duration: 2-3 years. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 1 August 2014. Job Description: We are seeking a graduate 
candidate to investigate the demographic and evolutionary history of the 
White-browed Laughingthrush (Garrulax sannio), a species that is widely 
distributed inside and outside of the Sichuan Basin in China. The 
project aims to investigate if there is limited gene flow between 
populations outside and inside of the Sichuan Basin and explore the 
effect of habitat availability on genetic structure and population 
differentiation by combining molecular genetics and environmental niche 
modelling. The project aims to clarify following hypotheses: 1) 
physiographic barrier is the main factor affecting population 
divergence, 2) habitat and continuity of suitable habitat has an impact 
on the degree of differentiation/gene flow among populations. The 
project will provide important insights into the effects of geographic 
barriers on gene flow and differentiation and biological diversity of 
natural populations. A stipend of $18,000/year will be provided; travel 
and living expense will be covered by the host institution in China 
while working in China. Qualifications: The student will spend about 50% 
of the time in China conducting field and lab work, and remaining time 
in US to complete the course work and other degree requirements. The 
student will be supervised jointly by an advisor at home institute and 
another advisor at a host institution in China. The graduate students 
need be able to work independent; prior international experience, 
particularly in China, is helpful. Experience with molecular work and 
phylogeny analysis is preferred. To Apply: For additional information, 
please call DR. YOND WANG (PH: 256-372-4229, EM: yong.wang AT aamu.edu) 
at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M 
University. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial 
transcripts, two reference letters, official or unofficial transcript to 
DR. YONG WANG (EM: yong.wang AT aamu.edu). The position is open until 
filled.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Peregrine Fund. Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona. Duration: 
Full-time. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 July 2014. Job 
Description: As a member of a five-person-team, the duties of the field 
assistant include monitoring the movements of free-flying condors using 
radio telemetry and taking detailed behavioral notes. The job requires 
long, sometimes strenuous days in the field. Applicants must be able to 
carry heavy supplemental condor food and water, sometimes in the dark 
over rough terrain. Interacting and sharing information on these 
charismatic birds with the general public is an important part of the 
job. Field assistants are responsible for the management of project 
equipment, including vehicles, radios, optical, and computer equipment. 
Employees can expect to work four days on, followed by three days off, 
per week. There will be occasions, however, where schedules may need to 
be adjusted based on programmatic and personnel needs. Expect to work in 
one of the most beautiful areas in the southwestern United States, 
including Grand Canyon National Park, Vermilion Cliffs National 
Monument, Zion National Park and the surrounding areas. The climate can 
vary from extremely hot in the summer months to brutally cold during 
parts of the winter. Based out of The Peregrine Fund’s central office 
near Marble Canyon, Arizona, field assistants will spend some days 
monitoring birds from blinds and living in a tent above the Vermilion 
Cliffs release site. Other days will be spent at nearby National Parks 
monitoring condors and sharing the condor’s story with the public. 
Qualifications: A biology-related undergraduate or graduate degree is 
required in addition to related fieldwork experience. This is not a desk 
job. Applicants must be highly energetic and willing to work long days 
while maintaining a positive attitude. Successful field assistants must 
be able to tolerate climate extremes, be in excellent physical 
condition, and be prepared to work independently in remote areas. 
Applicants should also be confident in driving standard 4WD trucks over 
remote back roads. Previous experience using telemetry, GPS units, and 
making behavioral observations and notes are highly desired. To Apply: 
Please submit an application as soon as possible by sending a cover 
letter stating your interest in the position and a date of earliest 
availability. Attach your current resume or CV including at least two 
references with their contact information. Please include your full 
mailing address and a phone number where you can be reached. Please 
submit cover letters and resumes as attachments to email to : CHRIS 
PARISH, Project Director, (EM: condors AT peregrinefund.org) and EDDIE 
FELTES, Field Manager, (EM: efeltes AT peregrinefund.org)
Subject: Bird Jobs -- June 16, 2014
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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:56:42 -0400
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ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences: Wildlife, Fisheries, 
and Plants), Caltrans Department of Transportation. Salary: $4,619.00 - 
$5,784.00. Posted: 04/09/2014. Job Description: Multiple vacancies 
exist; please reference PARF 04-4-0407, 0541, 0549 & 0591 on 
application. All applications will be screened, and the most qualified 
candidates will be interviewed. For recruitment purposes, we will also 
consider Environmental Planner (NS) and Associate Environmental Planner. 
Under the general supervision of a Senior Environmental Planner, the 
Environmental/Associate Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) 
performs the more difficult and complex natural science studies. The 
incumbent will research and develop reports to inventory, identify, and 
analyze vegetation and wildlife and assist in the design, development, 
and recommendation of mitigation measures to avoid, reduce, or 
compensate for impacts to biotic resources. Incumbent may also conduct 
or oversee construction monitoring activities, assist in the design, 
development and recommendation of mitigation measures to avoid, reduce 
or compensate for impacts to biotic resources, assist in the preparation 
of permits or amendments. The Associate may act as lead over special 
projects or provide guidance to lesser experienced staff. These 
positions involve extensive travel. To learn how to become a civil 
service employee, visit the State Personnel Board’s website: 
http://www.spb.ca.gov All methods of appointment will be considered 
(e.g. list appointment, transfer, re-instatement, surplus, SROA, 
re-employment, Training & Development assignment, etc.). All applicants 
must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification in order to 
be eligible for appointment to the position. Your application must 
clearly demonstrate how your experience meets those qualifications. A 
link to the class specification has been provided and the minimum 
qualifications are highlighted. To view the Class Specification: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_aep_ep(ns).pdf
To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep_904_138_enviro_040914.pdf
To view the ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NS) Duty Statement: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_904_138_permits_040914.pdf 

To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep(ns)_904_138_environ_040914.pdf
Additional Information: Working Title: None Specified. Position Number: 
904 - 138 - 4680 - ###. Will also consider hiring a(n): ENVIRONMENTAL 
PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES) $3,106.00 - $4,810.00; ASSOCIATE 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER $4,619.00 - $5,784.00; Location : Oakland - 
Multiple Vacancies; County: Alameda; Timebase: Full Time: Tenure: 
Permanent month(s); Final Filing Date: Until Filled; Department Link: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov Contact Unit/Address: Office of Biological 
Sciences & Permits, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612. Contact 
Name/Phone: SAMIRA ABUBEKR (PH: 510-286-6313, EM: 
samira.abubekr AT dot.ca.gov). Go to 
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=546261 to see the 
original announcement.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS: Migrant Use of Forested Habitat at Old Dominion 
University. Website: http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm 
Location: Virginia and Maryland. Duration: 15 Aug to 7 Nov, 2014. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3-5. Application Deadline: 30 June 
2014. Job Description: Field assistant(s) needed to assist with a 
collaborative project examining migrant use of forested stopover habitat 
during fall migration in Virginia and Maryland. This project is part of 
a larger collaboration between Old Dominion University and the 
University of Delaware using radar to identify important stopover 
habitats along the Delmarva Peninsula. Assistants will conduct daily 
avian surveys along the Atlantic Flyway to compare with radar 
assessments of bird use at these sites. These surveys use line transect 
and distance sampling methods. In addition to surveying, measurements of 
food availability will be recorded each visit. In plots located along 
the transect, fleshy fruits will be counted and identified to species, 
while invertebrates will be collected from branch clippings, measured, 
and identified to Order. Once during mid-season, habitat characteristics 
will be quantified at each site. Shared housing will be located in 
Wakefield, VA and Wallops Island, VA, and assistants will rotate between 
the two during the season. This job will involve extensive travel to 
field sites each day, including mornings with >1 hour travel before 
sunrise. A vehicle is required, and mileage will be reimbursed. 
Qualifications: : Must be highly motivated with the ability to identify 
Eastern migrants by sight and, most importantly, sound. The ability to 
identify common vegetation and insects of Virginia / Maryland is also 
highly preferred. Field work will take place in hot, humid locations 
where encounters with biting arthropods are guaranteed, and the ability 
to maintain a positive attitude in this environment is absolutely 
essential. Must be comfortable living and working in close quarters with 
other individuals. Position includes a monthly stipend (up to $1,850 
depending upon experience), and the season will run from 15 August 
through 7 November, 2014. To Apply: Please include the following in your 
application: a resumé / CV (please provide detailed descriptions (>1 
page) of your academic, volunteer, and professional experiences); a 
cover letter describing why you should be considered, and an indication 
of what your short- and long-term career goals are; the names, phone 
numbers, titles, and email addresses of at least three academic / 
professional references. Email application to ANDREW ARNOLD (EM: 
jarno013 AT odu.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

VOLUNTEER BANDING ASSISTANT at Atlantic Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.atlanticbirdobservatory.wordpress.com Location: Bon Portage 
Island, NS. Duration: Approximately August 10 - November 10. Job Type: 
Seasonal Volunteer. Application Deadline: 15 July 2014. Job Description: 
Bird banding assistants (long- and/or short-term) needed to band 
passerines during fall migration at the Atlantic Bird Observatory (ABO) 
on Bon Portage Island, off the coast of southern Nova Scotia, Canada. 
ABO is one of the field stations to Acadia University and has been in 
operation annually since 1995. The main focus is monitoring passerine 
migration, but there is also raptor, seabird, shorebird and waterfowl 
monitoring involved. This research involves daily mist netting, banding, 
census and observations. Other responsibilities will include some data 
entry and maintenance of the facility. For more information on 
volunteering or on the Observatory in general, please visit our website 
listed above, or go here. Qualifications: Interested applicants should 
have a basic understanding of ornithology as well as a familiarity with 
the identification of eastern North American birds. Prior banding 
experience is preferred, but not essential. A willingness to work long 
hours, live at a remote field station and the ability to work well with 
others is a must. Food and accommodations are provided for long-term 
volunteers. A modest fee is required to cover costs for short-term 
volunteers (<3-4 weeks). To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume 
with three references, and a filled-out application form, which can be 
downloaded here to: (EM: atlanticbirdobservatory AT gmail.com). 
Applications will be accepted until July 15 but the positions may be 
filled earlier.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SEEKS BRITISH COLUMBIA PROGRAM MANAGER – Bird 
Studies Canada (BSC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to 
advancing the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild 
birds and their habitats through research, monitoring, "Citizen 
Science," and education. We are currently seeking applicants for a 
Program Manager position in British Columbia (Delta office). This 
regional Program Manager will work cooperatively with senior management 
and other staff, and will report to BSC's President. The Program Manager 
will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of a variety of 
BSC's national programs in BC, and for the design, development, 
management, and delivery of regional projects. The Program Manager 
should hold an M.Sc. with relevant experience or a Ph.D. (In exceptional 
cases, an Hons. B.Sc. and significant relevant experience may be 
acceptable.) The position demands: initiative; entrepreneurial skills; 
staff, volunteer, and organizational management skills; strong 
communication skills (written and oral); computer knowledge; analytical 
skills; and solid ornithological knowledge. Familiarity with BC and the 
province's conservation community is an asset. The position has a salary 
range of $55,000-$78,000 plus benefits. Further information on Bird 
Studies Canada can be found at http://www.birdscanada.org. Please send a 
letter of interest, along with a curriculum vitae and available 
references (3), by June 27, 2014 to: (EM: kwilcox AT birdscanada.org), 
Bird Studies Canada, 115 Front Road, Port Rowan, ON, Canada N0E 1M0.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SEEKS PRESIDENT--Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is a 
national charitable organization dedicated to advancing the 
understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their 
habitats through research, monitoring, "Citizen Science," and education. 
We are currently seeking applicants for the position of President, 
located at our National Headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario. The 
President, under the general direction of the Board and its policies, 
provides strategic and operational leadership to BSC. He/she provides 
counsel and advice to the Board and directs the staff in all aspects of 
BSC's science, conservation, and education programs and projects, and in 
administration and financial management. The President is the senior 
representative for BSC in a wide range of fora including at national and 
international levels. The position requires scientific knowledge, 
leadership ability, business acumen, communications skills, managerial 
skills, and high interrelational skills. The successful applicant will 
have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a field related to nature conservation. 
He/she must have demonstrated experience in research and applied 
conservation and stewardship. In addition, the successful applicant must 
have extensive program and personnel management experience at a senior 
level. The salary range for the position is $103,000 to $136,000. A full 
position description is available at 
http://www.birdscanada.org/download/BSCPresident.pdf. While BSC 
appreciates all applications, only applicants selected for an interview 
will be contacted. Further information on Bird Studies Canada can be 
found at http://www.birdscanada.org. Please send a letter of interest in 
this position, along with a curriculum vitae and available references 
(3), by June 30, 2014 to: (EM: kwilcox AT birdscanada.org).

WATERBIRD INTERN – The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is 
seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies. The 
internship will begin in September 2014 with a 6-month commitment. The 
internship will be based in Milpitas, CA. The intern will receive 
training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills 
in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will be 
assisting with surveys at salt evaporation ponds in support of the South 
Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (http://www.southbayrestoration.org). 
He/she may also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and 
Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs. 
(http://www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php). Key Responsibilities: *Conduct 
waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay salt 
evaporation ponds; * *Conduct gull counts and behavioral surveys at 
local landfills; *Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and 
injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian 
botulism outbreaks; *Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and 
volunteers to coordinate field work; *Enter, proof, and manage data 
collected; Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as 
assigned. Required Qualifications: **Coursework toward a degree in 
biology, ecology, or related field; **Familiarity with waterbird species 
of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls); 
**Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field; 
**Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt 
spray); **Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, 
evenings and some weekends; **Strong work ethic, organizational skills, 
and attention to detail; **Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, 
and reliable personal vehicle; **Ability to navigate and orient using 
maps; **Ability to work independently and as part of a team; **Effective 
oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: 
*Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field; 
*Excellent waterbird identification skills; *Off-road driving experience 
(SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving); *Solid computer skills, 
including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel; *Experience 
conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay. Compensation: This is a 
full-time internship position. A stipend of $125/week will be provided. 
Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA. An SFBBO vehicle or 
reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for 
pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will also provide most field 
gear, including a spotting scope. To Apply: Please e-mail the following 
materials to NATALIE WASHBURN (EM: nwashburn AT sfbbo.org): 1) cover 
letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email 
addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF 
file, and include your last name in the file name. The deadline for 
applications is July 7th. SFBBO is an EOE. Between the dates of June 
21st -July 4th please direct any urgent application questions to 
CATHERINE BURNS, (EM: cburns AT sfbbo.org).

PASSERINE BANDER (1 position) at the Alaska Songbird Institute. STATUS: 
Seasonal POSITION DESCRIPTION: The biologist will be the primary bander 
and daily operations manager at a songbird migration station within the 
town of Fairbanks, Alaska. This position will be offered from 1 August 
–30 September, 2014. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. GENERAL 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Research & monitoring (60%); community interaction 
(20%); data summarization (10%); and station logistics (10%). 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or related field 
preferred, excellent bird-identification skills, high competency at mist 
netting, aging, sexing, and banding passerines (at least 1000 songbirds 
in the past five years) and handling other birds, meticulous approach to 
collecting and recording data, excellent oral and written communication 
skills. Ability to manage interns, volunteers, and public visitors is 
preferred. Applicants must be in excellent physical shape, able to 
traverse steep terrain and wade through waist-deep water, capable of 
making common sense decisions concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., 
moose, bear), have a high tolerance for dense mosquito activity, and be 
able to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, this 
position requires many early mornings (banding starts at 5:30am every 
day!). At this time we can only hire U.S. citizens or people with their 
own work visa or green card. HOURS: Approximately 40 hours/week. 
Required to work some weekend days. SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary of 
$2,800/month, (~$17/hour). PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Mist netting and banding 
requires good manual dexterity and eyesight and involves long periods of 
being on your feet with few or no breaks. This job requires walking 
through water and vegetation, stepping over logs, crossing uneven 
terrain, reaching, and carrying heavy objects, including a 30+ pound 
backpack. Must be able to climb stairs and access basement storage area, 
banding station and all nets. Must be able to walk briskly during 
frequent net runs covering up to 1/3 mile each, tolerate heavy insect 
activity, and all types of weather conditions including extreme 
temperatures. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, names and 
phone numbers of three references, to APRIL HARDING SCURR [EM: 
April.HardingScurr AT aksongbird.org (preferred)], or Alaska Songbird 
Institute, P.O. Box 80235 Fairbanks, AK 99708. Position is open until 
filled.

HAWKWATCH INTERPRETER – Bedford Audubon Society is pleased to announce 
the availability of a Hawkwatch Interpreter Opportunity the 2014 season 
at our Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, located in Bedford Corners, New York. 
Bedford Audubon Society is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that owns 
and manages nearly 600 acres of stunning wildlife habitat in four 
sanctuaries, with more than seven miles of scenic trails. Our largest 
sanctuary includes Bylane Farm, our historic 1700s center of operations 
and home to our offices, the John Bull Library, and the Leon Levy Native 
Garden. Since our founding on February 13, 1913, Bedford Audubon has 
celebrated the natural heritage of the lower Hudson Valley and provided 
conservation excellence in the communities of northern Westchester and 
eastern Putnam counties. Today, Bedford Audubon continues to be the 
local authority on birds and habitat. We look forward to the next one 
hundred years as we continue to promote environmental literacy and 
experiential learning, conduct critical research, and protect and 
conserve wildlife habitat in our community while being a credible voice 
on local conservation issues and promoting sound environmental 
decision-making. About CHESTNUT RIDGE HAWKWATCH: Perched high above 
Interstate 684 rests an unlikely aerie – a platform for counting and 
identifying thousands of migrating raptors. Each autumn, Bedford Audubon 
collects scientific data on raptor migration at the Chestnut Ridge 
Hawkwatch, located on an east-facing ridge at The Nature Conservancy’s 
350-acre Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary in Bedford Corners, New 
York. The Hawkwatch is nestled in the southern foothills of the Taconic 
Mountains, just 12 miles north of Long Island Sound. It offers 
spectacular views of the hills of Putnam County (New York) to the north; 
the towns of Bedford, Pound Ridge, and North Castle (New York) to the 
east; and Greenwich (Connecticut) and Long Island Sound to the south. 
The Sound acts as an invisible wall, forcing the migrating raptors into 
an inland bottleneck and directly over the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch. The 
raptors observed here migrate from their northern breeding grounds of 
Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes, and northern New England to their 
wintering grounds in the southern United States, and Central and South 
America. The Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch gradually grew from an informal 
gathering of hawk enthusiasts in the 1970s, to the construction of the 
first viewing platform in 1980 and the start of formal data collection 
in 1982, to the robust research and public program of today. Required 
Skills & Qualities: The ideal candidate for the Hawkwatch Interpreter 
should: **Be an enthusiastic individual with a passion for environmental 
conservation, field biology, and raptors. **Possess basic computer 
literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet literacy along with excellent 
written and verbal skills. Attention to detail is a must. **Be 
comfortable with cheerfully communicating with the public at large, 
including seniors, students, and families. **Be self-motivated and able 
to work successfully independently and in a supportive team atmosphere 
outdoors and in a casual yet professional office setting. Essential 
functions of the position require hiking, standing outdoors for long 
periods at a time, and lifting 25 pounds. This is a long count, and not 
for the faint of heart! The Hawkwatch Interpreter must provide their own 
binoculars and spotting scope and laptop. The Hawkwatch Interpreter 
should hold a valid driver’s license and have personal transportation. 
Mileage is not reimbursed. The Hawkwatch Interpreter will take 
high-level direction from the Naturalist-in-Residence. Education & Prior 
Work Experience: **A degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, 
Environmental Education or similar is preferred; or equivalent related 
experience. **Previous raptor identification is not essential, but 
candidates should be motivated to learn. **Experience with nature 
interpretation and environmental education is required. Core 
Responsibilities: **Serve as a primary nature interpreter to the 
visiting public and during public programs. **Aid the Lead Counter in 
spotting raptors and other birds, especially during peak migration. 
**Aid in entering data into HawkCount on a daily basis. **Set up and 
breakdown for scheduled public programs and special events. **Additional 
opportunities for research and activity (e.g., communications, 
workshops, etc.) are available, depending on the candidate’s experience 
and personal goals for the Interpreter Opportunity. **Assist in the 
smooth operation of Bedford Audubon Society. Hawkwatch Interpreter 
Opportunity Summary: Dates: September 1-October 31. Time Commitment: 
Approximately 9am-5pm, 5 days/week including weekends, with some longer 
days during peak migration. Project Stipend:$1,250. Lodging: Free 
lodging at Bylane Farm, a non-smoking facility, for candidates that do 
not live within a reasonable commuting distance. Location: Bylane Farm 
(35 Todd Road, Katonah, New York). To Apply: Email your cover letter 
describing your interest and personal goals for this position, résumé or 
curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references to TAIT 
JOHANSSON, Naturalist-in-Residence, (EM: tjohansson AT 
bedfordaudubon.org) by no later than June 30, 2014, but the position 
will remain open until filled. Please include “2014 Hawkwatch 
Interpreter Opportunity” as the email subject line. Incomplete or late 
applications will not be considered.

WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP with the U.S. Geological Survey – We are seeking 1 
individual to assist with field studies in San Francisco Bay (Fremont), 
California. We are collecting data to assist with the management of salt 
ponds for waterbird habitat and with the largest tidal salt marsh 
restoration project on the west coast (URL: 
http://www.southbayrestoration.org). Regular duties may include 
waterbird diet sampling, conducting counts and behavioral observations 
of waterbirds, benthic invertebrate/sediment coring and sorting, and 
collecting water quality measurements using a multi-probe meter. Counts 
may be conducted from vehicles or on foot, and water quality 
measurements are taken from the ground or from small boats. Other common 
duties include data entry and light general maintenance tasks. The ideal 
candidate is a recent graduate with a BS in a biology-related field that 
has strong spatial and waterbird ID skills, is detail-oriented, 
responsible, motivated, and willing to get dirty. Must be comfortable 
working on small (8’ – 13’) boats (operation experience is not 
required), in shallow water, and mud. Must have good interpersonal 
skills and be comfortable sharing living quarters. This important 
migratory and winter bird habitat is located in the heavily urbanized 
South San Francisco Bay, so you must have a valid driver’s license and 
be comfortable driving government-owned vehicles in heavy traffic 
between field sites. This is a full-time volunteer position (40 
hrs/week) with a commitment through April 30, 2015 (possible extension 
after April if desired). Shared field housing is available. A living 
stipend of approximately $1000/month is provided. We are looking for 
someone to start September 2, 2014 but we can be flexible for the right 
person. Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and hired as 
applications are received. If interested, please send your (1) cover 
letter detailing any experience with spatial tasks, bird ID, and diet 
sampling, (2) resume and (3) contact information for 3 references to 
Stacy Moskal (EM: smoskal AT usgs.gov). Please send all documents in one 
pdf named: 2014_LastName.pdf

MIGRATION COUNTERS (4) for fall migration monitoring projects at New 
Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape 
May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. 
Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1 Sep 
- 30 Nov), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sep-22 Dec), a counter 
for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August – 31 October) and a 
"swing" counter (1 Sept-22 Dec), who will provide day-off relief at each 
site and enter data. Applicants for counter positions should have a 
strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight. 
Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work 
long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants 
should have some experience with MS Excel. All counters will also be 
required to write a summary report at the end of the season for NJ 
Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicles, and a 
valid, clean, driver’s license. Salary for all positions 
$1400-1800/month depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement for 
gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, 
resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including 
email addresses and phone numbers) to RENE BUCCINNA, Cape May Bird 
Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or email 
(EM: rene.buccinna AT njaudubon.org). Application deadline is July 15, 2014.

HAWK WATCH COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE with the Ashland Hawk Watch, 
Hockessin, DE – We are looking for a candidate that is literate with 
bird identification in the eastern flyway, and extremely competent with 
raptor identification. We also require that the candidate work 
independently and is outgoing, friendly, and committed to raptor 
migration field work. This candidate will be rewarded with a $5,000 
stipend, housing in a farm house at the Ashland Nature Center in 
beautiful northern Delaware, and being surrounded by a committed group 
of volunteers and visitors at the hawk watch. The Ashland Hawk Watch is 
a partnership program administered by the Delmarva Ornithological 
Society, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Control, and the Delaware Nature Society. Ashland Hawk Watch is located 
at the Delaware Nature Society's Ashland Nature Center within the Red 
Clay Valley Continentally Important Bird Area in the hills of the 
northern Delaware piedmont region northwest of Wilmington, DE. The 
station is on a hill with excellent views to the northeast overlooking 
the Red Clay Valley. 5,000 to 20,000 raptors are expected each fall. 
2014 is the 8th year that the Ashland Hawk Watch has been in operation. 
Duties include identifying and counting migrant raptors, collecting and 
reporting raptor, weather, visitation, and flight altitude data, 
interpreting hawk migration for the general visiting public, 
indentifying and recording non-raptor avian species and reporting these 
species to e-bird, managing volunteer counters, keeping databases up to 
date, sending out daily and bi-monthly reports, and drafting a final 
report. General duties include: **Being the consistent presence and hawk 
counter at the hawkwatch Tuesday through Saturday weekly, September 1 
through November 30, 9am to 4pm. Days and times may shift depending on 
the weather and we require you to start early and stay late during heavy 
flight days. **Interpreting hawk migration for visiting groups and 
individuals. **Managing and training volunteer hawk counters. **Managing 
data compilation and submission to HMANA database and e-bird. **Drafting 
a season summary for publication through a series of bi-monthly reports. 
**Posting a daily raptor migration summary to the Delaware bird 
listserve. **Creating a power point summary of the season and presenting 
it to a DOS meeting if available. **Update outdoor and indoor tally 
boards daily. **Enter data into e-bird daily. Salary and Housing: $5,000 
stipend. Housing included. Final payment made upon completion of the 
season summary. Position Dates and Working Hours: 40 hours per week 
generally, Tuesday through Saturday weekly, September 1 through November 
30, 2014. 9am to 4pm. We will need you to be in the area for a day 
during the last week of August to attend training and prepare. 
Requirements: **Must be able to identify eastern raptors by sight at 
sometimes great distances and be familiar with patterns of migration in 
general. **Must be willing and able to interpret raptor migration for 
the general public and work well with people in general. MUST be 
outgoing and welcoming. **Tolerate outdoor conditions on a daily basis 
including heat, cold, wind, and insects. **Must be able to identify 
non-raptor avian species. **A scope and binoculars will be provided for 
you. **Must be computer literate and capable of entering data in an 
on-line database, using excel, ebird, and powerpoint. Please submit 
resumes for consideration by July 10 to: JOE SEBASTIANI, Delaware Nature 
Society, P.O. Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707. (EM: joe AT 
delawarenaturesociety.org, PH:302- 239-2334 ext. 115)

WATERBIRD COUNTER – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the 
eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a waterbird counter for 
the fall 2014 season. The position lasts from 15 Aug-22 Nov 2014. 
Applicants should be adept at identifying waterbirds at a distance and 
be prepared to deal with strong winds, rain, and snow. Applicants must 
have their own binoculars to use, and preferably their own scope as 
well. The waterbird observation area also allows for viewing many of the 
songbirds and hawks that migrate through Whitefish Point. This is a 
prime migration site for many northern species of owls, hawks, winter 
finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow staff will also be conducting owl 
banding on site. Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, 
laundry, and internet. Duties include daily count, data entry, blog 
updates, documenting rarities, and writing a seasonal report. Pay is 
$1200-1400/month based on experience, plus free housing. Please send 
cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM BYRNE (EM: byrnea AT 
msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check out our waterbird blog 
for more info: http://www.waterbirds.wpbo.org.

CONSERVATION PROJECT MANAGER – BIRD-FRIENDLY FARMING at Audubon 
California. Website: http://ca.audubon.org/ Location: Sacramento, CA. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 1 July 2014. 
Job Description: BACKGROUND The mission of Audubon is to conserve and 
restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their 
habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological 
diversity. By connecting people with nature, Audubon will be a leader in 
creating a powerful voice for the environment, deeply rooted in and 
broadly drawn from all parts of our population. We accomplish this 
through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and tapping into 
an active network that includes more than 100,000 members and supporters 
and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California. We are 
a field program of the National Audubon Society. Audubon California’s 
Working Lands Program is focused on increasing and sustaining the value 
of California’s agricultural lands for migratory birds to ensure the 
conservation of birds and other wildlife in the context of a productive 
agricultural landscape. Our goal is to have 100,000 acres of farm and 
ranchland managed to benefit birds, other wildlife, and landowners 
within the next 5 years. Working at multiple levels, partnering with 
farmers, wetland managers, agricultural organizations, public agencies, 
and other conservation groups, we will develop and implement creative, 
cost-effective ways to meet our goal. SUMMARY OF POSITION The 
Bird-friendly Farms Conservation Project Manager (Project Manager) leads 
Audubon’s work focused on enhancing cropland for migratory birds through 
development, testing and implementation of bird-friendly management 
practices. This position will work closely with public agencies, 
especially the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Resource 
Conservation Districts, agricultural producer organizations, 
conservation partners, and farmers to meet these goals with a particular 
emphasis on California’s Central Valley. As a part of the Migratory Bird 
Conservation Partnership, Audubon California is working closely with The 
Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science to pursue a 
shared ten-year vision to protect, restore, and enhance an array of 
priority conservation areas in California’s Central Valley for migratory 
birds. Bird-friendly management of agricultural lands in the Central 
Valley is one of the Partnership’s focal strategies. The Project Manager 
plays an important role in guiding these efforts for the Partnership. 
The ideal candidate for this position will have agricultural 
conservation and/or wetland experience, proven ability to work with a 
variety of partners, ability to manage complex projects, skills to 
communicate and work with private landowners, and a passion for 
science-based conservation and agriculture. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
Serve as the lead for Audubon California’s Working Lands initiative to 
enhance agricultural croplands for migratory birds. This will include: 
Networking/Partnering - Develop and maintain relationships with 
partners, including but not limited to The Nature Conservancy, Point 
Blue Conservation Science, California Rice Commission, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, private landowners and 
farmers. Project Management - Lead efforts to identify, prioritize, and 
implement bird-friendly agriculture projects and monitoring efforts that 
align with the goals of both Audubon California’s Working Lands Program 
and the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership. Research Coordination - 
Work with local researchers and program staff to achieve research goals, 
develop proposals to support studies that assess the value of 
alternative on-farm management practices, and communicate results widely 
to appropriate audiences. Apply the best available science to further 
the acquisition of knowledge to inform alternative on-farm management 
practices. Provide scientific input to the research efforts within the 
Working Lands Program. Outreach - Working with Audubon California’s 
communications team, seek opportunities to raise the profile and 
disseminate information about wildlife-friendly agriculture and the 
Working Lands Program to a broad audience through printed, spoken, and 
electronic media. Host workshops with agency, NGO, and landowners to 
both gather and disseminate information. Landowner Liaison - Establish 
and continue relationships with multiple landowners across the 
Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley to facilitate project development and 
communication. Fundraising – Assist Working Lands Program Director and 
development team to identify and secure program funding. Planning and 
Policy - Working with Audubon California’s policy staff, identify key 
strategies that will increase the capacity to further goals of the 
Working Lands Program. RELATIONSHIPS Internal: The Project Manager will 
report to Audubon California’s Working Lands Program Director and 
interact with the Audubon California’s working lands, policy and other 
Audubon staff. This position will work closely with the Wetlands 
Conservation Project Manager. External: Partner NGO’s, agricultural 
industry, private landowners, citizen scientist volunteers, and agency 
staff. Qualifications: - Advanced degree in biology, ecology, natural 
resources management or related field, preferred, and a minimum of three 
years related experience. - Familiarity with agricultural environments 
and their interaction with birds or other wildlife. - Knowledge and 
appreciation of the people, values, and current agricultural 
conservation issues. - Experience applying the best available science 
and other information to achieve conservation outcomes. - Ability to 
synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a 
non-technical audience, with effective communication skills reaching 
farmer, rancher and rural audiences desired. - Excellent written and 
verbal communications skills with experience working with the press 
preferred. - Effective interpersonal skills—ability to motivate people 
to action. - Demonstrated skills applying a range of field data 
collection techniques and experience with research, data management, and 
basic statistical analysis are desired. - Demonstrated ability to 
identify birds by sight and sound preferred. - A working knowledge of 
ArcView/ArcInfo or other GIS technology preferred. - Ability to operate 
Windows-based computers. - Willing to conduct some in-state travel, 
occasional out-of-state travel and be comfortable with working evenings 
and weekends as job responsibilities demand. - Valid driver's license is 
necessary. - Demonstrated interest in and a commitment to conservation. 
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2169/conservation-project-manager/job. 
The application period closes July 1, 2014.

CUCKOO RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN CANBERRA at Australian National University. 
Website: http://www.wix.com/medinailiana/ilianamedina#! Location: 
Canberra, Australia. Duration: August 15 to October 15 of 2014. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 2 July 2014. Job Description: We 
are seeking a field assistant for two months (August 15-October 15) to 
help with a behavioral research on brood parasitism in yellow rumped 
thornbills. These birds are hosts of cuckoos and my PhD focuses on how 
they defend from parasitism. I perform field experiments in their nests 
and do behavioral observations so it would be great for people with 
interests in ethology. Fieldwork will be in Canberra (Campbell park), 
biking distance from the center of the city. The main duties are finding 
nest, monitoring them and performing some simple experiments. We will 
provide AUD 1500 per month for accommodation and food, but assistants 
must cover their trip to Canberra. Qualifications: Experience finding 
nests is required. The work is not physically demanding, but enthusiasm, 
patience and work ethic are a must. To Apply: If you are interested 
please send me an email (EM: medina.iliana AT gmail.com) with relevant 
field experience, contact details of two references and a CV.

BIRD BANDERS (2) and MIST NET ASSISTANTS (2) at University of Southern 
Mississippi. Website: http://www.usm.edu/migratory-bird-research/ 
Location: Fort Morgan, AL or Saraland, AL. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 4. Job Description: EXPERIENCED BIRD 
BANDER IN CHARGE (2) and MIST NET ASSISTANTS (2) needed from 23 Aug. to 
2 Nov. to study the stopover ecology of small passerines at a coastal 
site or inland site in Alabama. Along with adding to a long-term banding 
dataset, this research will provide study subjects for a project focused 
on the migratory movements of birds using automated radio tracking. 
BANDER needs to have experience with banding large volumes of birds and 
be familiar with the aging and sexing of eastern species. Also must be 
able to work with site coordinator in completing tasks associated with 
the banding operation and oversee banding operation including Mist Net 
Assistants. MIST NET ASSISTANT duties include extracting birds from 
mist-nets and some vegetation/arthropod sampling. Additionally, 
opportunities may exist for all positions to assist with active research 
during field season. All individuals are required to work 7 days a week, 
assist with data entry and fruit counts, have the ability to work and 
live well with others in close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and 
be able to tolerate heat, venomous snakes, and biting insects. The 
Bander will receive $1500/month, and assistants will receive 
$1200/month. Excellent housing conditions provided. In ONE Word 
document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname (e.g. 
Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. Zenzal, 118 College 
Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): 
MBRGhiring(AT)gmail.com Applications will be accepted until all 
positions are filled. Qualifications: BANDER needs to have experience 
with banding large volumes of birds and be familiar with the aging and 
sexing of eastern species. Also must be able to work with site 
coordinator in completing tasks associated with the banding operation 
and oversee banding operation including Mist Net Assistants. MIST NET 
ASSISTANT duties include extracting birds from mist-nets and some 
vegetation/arthropod sampling. Experience a plus but not required. All 
individuals are required to work 7 days a week, assist with data entry 
and fruit counts, have the ability to work and live well with others in 
close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and be able to tolerate 
heat, venomous snakes, and biting insects. To Apply: In ONE Word 
document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname (e.g. 
Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. ZENZAL, 118 College 
Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): (EM: 
MBRGhiring AT gmail.com).

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP - MS Biology at Boise State University. Location: 
Boise, Idaho. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 7 July 2014. Job Description: A position is available for a 
motivated graduate student to study recreationist behavior and its 
impacts on Golden Eagles (and other wildlife). For the research project 
the student will be expected to collect information from recreationists 
and incorporate findings into computer models. This position is ideal 
for a student with interests in conservation biology, quantitative 
modeling, and anthropogenic impacts on wildlife. The graduate committee 
will be supervised by faculty in anthropology and have members from 
biological sciences. The position starts Fall 2014. The Biology Master’s 
Program at BSU is a well-supported program and our alumni work in a 
variety of agency, non-profit, and academic settings. The student will 
receive a 12 month stipend (~$22,000) and a tuition/fees waiver for two 
years. Qualifications: BS in biology or anthropology (or related 
fields). Experience with computer programming (R, C++, or netlogo) would 
be beneficial. To Apply: send via email in a single file attachment 
(include your last name in the file name): a letter of interest that 
includes research interests and career goals, resume with the names and 
contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) 
and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to KATHRYN DEMPS (EM: 
kathryndemps AT boisestate.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they 
are received until 7 July 2014.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- May 22, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 00:39:42 -0400
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URGENT!!: PRAIRIE PLANT AND SONGBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I am seeking one 
field assistant for a study out of the University of Manitoba on the 
effects of resting rangeland on vegetation and songbirds. The successful 
candidate will be stationed in East Block of Grasslands National Park, 
Saskatchewan, and will live and work together with several other field 
assistants/graduate student on the projects. The position begins 
immediately and goes to late July. Volunteer field technician will 
receive room and board. Duties: Primary duties will include conducting 
point count surveys at sunrise for grassland songbirds in May and June, 
and vegetation surveys in June and July. Field technicians will be 
required to learn an extensive list of plants species and bird species 
for the project. Training will be provided at the beginning of the 
season, but additional study may be required prior to and during the 
field season. Additional duties will include, driving, hauling 
equipment, driving ATVs, data entry, handling GPS units, housekeeping, 
and cooking duties. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Canadian 
citizens only. The ideal candidate will have a background or strong 
interest in rangeland ecology, plant community dynamics, and/or songbird 
conservation. Experience identifying birds by sight and sound, and 
native grasses and forbs to species is desirable. Other desired skills 
include experience using GPS unit, compass, working in remote areas, 
working outdoors for extended periods with mosquitos and heat; highly 
motivated, proactive and positive attitude; ability to work well 
individually and as a part of a team; proficient with spreadsheet 
software; driver's license. Strong attention to detail, organizational 
skills, and a positive attitude in sometimes difficult conditions are a 
must. The field work for this project will be in a remote and somewhat 
isolated but beautiful area of Canada. While this sort of work can be 
challenging those interested in learning about both the ecology of 
plants, and grassland songbirds will find this opportunity very 
rewarding. Desired Certifications: First Aid, CPR Level C, and ATV 
safety training are all considered assets, but are not required to 
apply. Contact: Please send application, including a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae and three references in one pdf document to SAMANTHA 
FISCHER (EM: fischers AT myumanitoba.ca). Closing Date: May 25, 2014. 
For more information on the university and current projects in this lab, 
please visit http://www.umanitoba.ca and 
http://www.conserveprairiebirds.org

2-YEAR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (POST-DOCTORAL) POSITION – Department of 
Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, 
Wisconsin. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will lead an 
ongoing project to develop climate change vulnerability assessments for 
a set of candidate species in the Upper Great Lakes region. Our approach 
relies on estimating species’ demographic sensitivities to climatic 
variability and quantifying the exposure of populations to historic and 
future climate. The research associate will: 1) identify the direct and 
indirect impacts of climate change on selected terrestrial wildlife 
species, 2) identify and process relevant digital climate and land use 
data, 3) develop and implement spatially-explicit population models, 4) 
write project reports and develop manuscripts for peer-review, and 5) 
collaborate with researchers, managers, and stakeholders to disseminate 
work and convey management implications. The post-doc will be housed at 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements 
include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, biostatistics, or 
related field; 2) knowledge of principles and methods of wildlife 
population dynamics; 3) demonstrated proficiency in R statistical 
programming and ArcGIS; 4) demonstrated desire and proficiency to 
publish in the peer-reviewed literature; 5) ability to communicate (oral 
and in print) research findings to multiple audiences. The successful 
candidate should have excellent written and personal communication 
skills and be able to work collaboratively. Preferred skills include 
familiarity in analyzing weather/climate data, proven skills in 
demographic and/or species distribution modeling, and familiarity with 
population modeling approaches or platforms (e.g., HexSim). UNIVERSITY: 
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the major research 
universities in the United States. UW-Madison has a long history of 
excellence in ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing science. 
This project will be supported in the in the Department of Forest and 
Wildlife Ecology and under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/). Madison, Wisconsin 
consistently ranks as one of the best places in the United States to 
live, work, and study. It is Wisconsin's capital city, with a vibrant 
population of approximately 240,000 that combines small town charm with 
a nice variety of leisure and cultural opportunities. SALARY AND 
CONDITIONS: The position will be available July 1, 2014 and the duration 
of the appointment is 24 months. The salary is $43,000 per year plus 
benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. 
APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed on a 
rolling basis starting immediately. Candidates should send a 
well-crafted cover letter summarizing their research interests, CV, and 
contact information for three references. All applications (e-mailed as 
a single PDF file) should be sent to (EM: bzuckerberg AT wisc.edu) with 
the subject heading “PostDoc Application”. Reviews of material will 
begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR at Central Ornithology Publication Office 
(COPO) for The Auk and The Condor. Website: http://aoucospubs.org 
Location: Virtual Office. Duration: Open. Application Deadline: 7 June 
2014 Job Description: The American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) and the 
Cooper Ornithological Society (COS) are seeking an Assistant Managing 
Editor (AME) for their Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). 
COPO manages the editorial and production processes for the societies’ 
journals, The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: 
Ornithological Applications. The Auk and The Condor have long and 
distinguished publication histories and are solidly established among 
the top handful of peer-reviewed science journals that focus on the 
biology of birds. The AME reports to the Managing Editor. The AME will 
work with the Managing Editor and all Editors to assure timely 
production of high-quality publications. Articles are published weekly 
online, and in quarterly print issues. The AME will assist the Managing 
Editor in guiding manuscripts through the article and issue workflow of 
editorial and production processes, both print and electronic, to assure 
rapid publication and quality assurance, maintaining the high standards 
of The Auk and The Condor. Manuscripts are submitted through the 
Editorial Manager software system, assigned to the appropriate 
Editor-in-Chief, and then reviewed within the Editorial Manager system. 
They are tracked daily on spreadsheets. The AME will work on all phases 
of manuscript submission, tracking, review, copyediting, production, 
proofs, and online publication, full-issue compilation including 
preparation of cover templates and TOCs, print publication, and 
post-publication tasks under the supervision of the Managing Editor, for 
some tasks as the backup for the Managing Editor. The AME may assign 
work to freelance copyeditors, translators, and others. The AME may also 
craft and/or disseminate messages about scientific research, through 
emails, e-alerts, e-newsletters, online postings, press releases, and 
other outlets. The AME role will also include staying up to date on 
office tools, publication procedures, best practices, peer review system 
functionality, Journal website presentation, and procedure manuals and 
other training materials for the various contributors to the 
peer-reviewed journals. Qualifications: Required qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in science, English, journalism, publishing, or 
related fields; five years of scientific journal experience as a 
production editor, managing editor, or in a similar role. Experience and 
ability to process and track a high volume of article traffic, with high 
quality and attention to detail, meeting weekly, monthly, and quarterly 
deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal 
skills for interactions with editors, authors, reviewers, copyeditors, 
translators, graphic artists, printers, web/technical staff, printers, 
the public, etc. Proven ability to write and edit scientific content. 
Experience in reviewing, editing, and updating educational websites, 
compiling journal and website metrics, and creating graphics for web and 
print. Ability to function at a high level in an academic, scholarly, 
scientific, nonprofit publishing environment. Preferred qualifications: 
Graduate work in a related field to scientific journal publishing, and 
experience in ornithology. Ability and experience with article and issue 
graphics, figure manipulation, cover photos and templates, and creating 
both print and online ads. Experience with journal promotional 
materials, such as email messages to targeted audiences, e-alerts for 
Tables of Contents, article alerts, article summaries, press releases 
for various media outlets, e-newsletters, postings on forums, websites, 
social media, and other outlets. Knowledge and Experience: • 
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic production processes for 
high-frequency online scholarly publication, including quality assurance 
review, best practices, and implementation of new functionality • 
Copyediting and writing abilities for high-level scholarly, scientific, 
and educational content • Ability to understand and edit research in 
ornithology, conservation, and quantitative methods • Typesetting and 
proof handling skills and experience for complex content • Demonstrated 
ability to edit and modify online publication website • Training 
contributors on online journal publication systems, troubleshooting the 
submission and review functionality, and creating/updating procedures 
for training of new editors, authors, reviewers, etc. • Implementation 
of ongoing improvements in online publication and promotion of journal 
content • Computer-capable and tech-savvy, ability to easily learn new 
software programs and other tools • Ability to manage and complete 
multiple overlapping tasks within strict deadlines and with accuracy • 
Professional and diplomatic communications skills necessary for 
interactions with the multiple stakeholders in the scholarly publishing 
environment • Demonstrated experience writing messages and brief 
summaries of scientific research for venues such as newsletters, email 
alerts, and/or press releases. To apply: Send letter of application, 
addressing your knowledge, experience, and the minimum requirements, a 
CV/resume, and names and contact information for three supervisor 
references to (EM: ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com). Deadline for receipt of 
applications is June 5, 2014. For more information: contact KATHLEEN 
ERICKSON (EM: ornithpubs2014 AT gmail.com), 415-435-1604 A PDF of this 
job posting is at AME job posting May 20.pdf and on the Journal website 
at http://www.aoucospubs.org/page/newsandpress

ACOUSTIC ANALYST -- Website: http://conservationmetrics.com/ Number of 
Openings: 1-2 Location: Santa Cruz, California Duration: Full or part 
time, Permanent Job Type: Non-exempt Position. Job Description: 
Conservation Metrics, Inc. is a fast-growing start-up committed to 
improving wildlife conservation through better monitoring. We specialize 
in using automated sensor networks and sophisticated detection and 
classification algorithms to increase the power of wildlife monitoring 
projects while reducing costs and logistical constraints. The Acoustic 
Analyst processes recordings from passive acoustic sensors to detect and 
classify sounds of interest as part of monitoring projects for rare and 
elusive species across the globe. Our clients have included government 
agencies, non-government organizations, foundations, and energy 
companies monitoring wildlife in Australia, Chile, Japan, Hawaii, 
American Samoa, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Portugal, and the U.S. 
Projects include Before/After Control/Impact studies to quantify and 
compare the effectiveness of conservation actions, long-term monitoring 
projects, and surveys for species that may be extinct and/or data 
deficient. The Analyst will report to the Senior Analyst at CMI. The 
position marries cutting edge technology (sensor networks, Big Data, 
machine learning techniques, etc.) with traditional fieldwork and 
research questions about fascinating species and ecosystems. Your work 
will have a direct impact on wildlife conservation. Scope: Coordinates 
project activities with the Senior Analyst. Compiles, organizes, and 
logs data from clients; Creates detection models, audits classification 
outputs, and summarizes and analyzes data. Drafts data summary tables, 
figures, and report sections as directed by Senior Analyst and based on 
scientific questions and objectives outlined in contracts. Tracks 
time/expenses for each project & submits to CMI's VP of business 
operations. Qualifications: **1-2 years of experience in survey design, 
ecological research and/or monitoring projects. **Experience with 
automated sensors and remote sensing technology, classification 
techniques, data management, and script-based software (R, Python, 
Matlab). **BA/BS in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Science, or other 
Biological disciplines (Computer Scientists with biological 
interests/experience would also be a strong candidate). 
**Ability/Interest in learning new analysis techniques, and improvising 
and improving our own detection and classification software. **Excellent 
written and spoken English language skills. Fluency in a second language 
is a plus. **Excellent organizational skill, ability to work 
independently, ability to solve problems with limited supervision, and 
the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Must Have: **Valid 
California Driver's License. **Valid U.S. Passport. Compensation: **CMI 
offers a salary that is competitive for the duties described. 
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. To Apply: Applicants 
please send a cover letter and resume to: (EM: analystjob AT 
conservationmetrics.com) Application Deadline: 1 June 2014
Subject: Bird Jobs --
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 00:17:37 -0400
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ORNITHOLOGISTS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR BIRD SURVEYS IN CLOUD FORESTS of 
Honduras this summer. Organization: Operation Wallacea. Location: 
Honduras. Deadline: 21 May 2014. Operation Wallacea is a network of 
academics from European and North American universities, who design and 
implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes 
at research sites worldwide. We are currently recruiting Ornithologists 
for our annual expedition to the cloud forests of northern Honduras. 
Team members are urgently needed to fill recently-vacated positions, 
which are 4-8 weeks long between June and early August. The role of the 
expedition ornithologists is to carry out bird surveys as part of a 
large-scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of 
working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree or higher (or 
other relevant experience), and experience in bird point counts, 
mist-netting and handling. In return, successful applicants receive full 
accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future research 
opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for 
more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute 
towards the long-term conservation of this beautiful and important 
ecosystem. Applicants should apply directly to (EM: jonny.miller AT 
opwall.com).

AMERICORPS YEAR-ROUND AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest 
Bird Recovery Project. Website: http://kauaiforestbirds.org/ Location: 
Kauai, Hawaii. Duration: 1 year. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 
20 July 2014. Job Description: AMERICORPS YEAR-ROUND AVIAN CONSERVATION 
FIELD ASSISTANT needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project. Position will last from early October, 2014 until August, 2015. 
Our project focuses on a variety of work with three endemic Hawaiian 
songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi that all inhabit the 
extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest at located at 
~4500ft on the island of Kauai. This is a rare opportunity to work on 
endangered tropical species in the U.S while gaining valuable research 
skills. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike 
to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and 
stream crossings. Daily field conditions include hiking through dense 
forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather. Daily 
field activities include conducting surveys for endangered Hawaiian 
birds, vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, 
nest searching and monitoring, and maintaining a rat control grid near 
active nests. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the 
field, office duties will include environmental education and outreach, 
data entry and organization, supervised and independent research 
projects, maintenance of field equipment and other work around the 
office. Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect and identify 
birds by sight and sound, be physically fit, and able to navigate rugged 
and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with 
songbird color band re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory 
mapping, nest searching, point counts, radio-telemetry and mist-netting 
is strongly desired. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native 
species (including the ability to kill a few invasive species along the 
way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a 
small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in a remote 
field camps for more than a week at a time. To Apply: Applications will 
be accepted until July 20, 2014, and will be reviewed as they are 
received. The Project will review applicants and make recommendations to 
Americorps in early August. Required materials include a current resume, 
cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Applications 
will only be accepted on-line at 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/. Applications will 
not be accepted by email. Applicants MUST ALSO apply directly to HYCC 
Year-round Americorps at http://www.kupuhawaii.org/hycc as soon as possible.

TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN (needed IMMEDIATELY) at SUNY College of 
Environmental Science and Forestry and New York City Audubon. Website: 
http://jcohenlab.weebly.com Location: New York City, NY. Duration: 3 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 23 May 2014. Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and New 
York City Audubon are seeking to hire a TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN 
IMMEDIATELY (ASAP to mid-August) to assist a graduate student studying 
the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, focusing on Saltmarsh 
and Seaside Sparrows. Responsibilities will include: nest searching, 
nest monitoring, mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), banding 
and bleeding, PIT Tag and radio transmitter appliciation, vegetation 
sampling, occasional broadcast surveys for secretive tidal marsh birds, 
and data entry. Technicians should expect to work long days (beginning 
pre-dawn), 6 days a week in challenging field conditions (wet and muddy, 
high heat/humidity and biting insects). Data retrieved will be part of a 
large-scale project called SHARP (see www.tidalmarshbirds.org), 
investigating the status and distribution of tidal marsh bird species on 
the North Atlantic coast. Technician will work cooperatively as part of 
a small team, and be supervised by a PhD student. Free housing in NYC, a 
stipend of $400/week and mileage reimbursement for any work-related 
travel will be provided. Qualifications: Must possess a B.S./B.A. in 
wildlife science, biology, ecology or a related field and have previous 
field research experience. Must possess a valid driver's license and be 
willing to drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Must be comfortable 
working long hours in hot/humid weather alongside biting insects and 
enjoy traversing 5+ miles a day in muck boots, jumping ditches, and 
carrying up to 25lbs of equipment. Experience with the art of nest 
searching, handling and extracting birds from mist-nets, and bleeding 
birds is preferred. Must have good organizational skills and attention 
to detail, be self-motivated, physically fit, have a positive attitude, 
able to take initiative, work well with a team, and troubleshoot and 
solve problems. To Apply: Please send a letter of interest noting the 
position title, a resume/CV (including current educational status and 
GPA) and 3 references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to 
ALISON KOCEK, (EM: arkocek AT syr.edu) IMMEDIATELY. Review of applicants 
will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

SAGE-GROUSE TECHNICIANS – Field Technicians needed in southern Idaho as 
part of field crew on research project designed to examine the effects 
of cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, 
and habitat characteristics. Qualifications include an undergraduate 
degree in wildlife, range, botany, or a related field (e.g., Biology, 
Zoology, etc.). Must have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work 
ethic, a valid driver's license, and willingness to live and conduct 
field research in hot conditions. Duties include: implementing protocols 
for measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, 
estimating percent grass utilization by cattle, using telemetry to track 
radio-marked sage-grouse, monitoring nests, and banding juvenile grouse. 
Technicians will need to walk many hours daily off-trail over rough 
terrain in remote areas, and may be required to work unusual hours. 
Study sites will be in southern Idaho. Field lodging will be provided in 
shared camp trailers. Camp groceries will also be provided. A background 
in ranching/farming, experience with 4WD vehicles, and familiarity 
identifying plant of the sagebrush-steppe community is beneficial. This 
is an interagency/university collaborative project that will involve 
working closely with personnel from Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 
the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, the University of 
Idaho, local ranchers, and other stakeholders. Dates of employment will 
be approximately 1 June (or as soon as possible) through 15 August. 
There is potential for an extension to assist with trapping and 
radio-marking sage-grouse through August/September. Salary will be 
approximately $12/hour, depending on experience. To apply, please send 
the following materials in a single pdf or word document (via email 
attachment) to DAVE GOTSCH (EM: dgotsch AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter 
explaining relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) names/addresses/email 
for >3 references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if 
available). Deadline to apply: June 1st.

WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY, located in the eastern Upper Peninsula 
of Michigan, is seeking 2 OWL BANDERS for the 2014 fall migration 
period. HEAD OWL BANDER (Sept 12- Nov 7, must have previous experience 
with mist-netting and banding owls. ASSISTANT OWL BANDER (Sept 12-Oct 
31)must have previous mist-netting experience. Pay is $1,200-1,400 per 
month, dependent on experience. Whitefish Point is a prime migration 
spot in both spring and fall, with more diversity in owl species banded 
than any other site in North America. Owl species banded in past falls 
include saw-whet, boreal, long-eared, barred, great gray, great horned, 
and hawk-owl. Fellow staff will be conducting a waterbird count and 
daily songbird census. Shared housing is provided, including full 
kitchen, laundry, and internet. Duties include nightly banding 
(dusk-dawn), daily data entry, blog updates, and writing a seasonal 
report. Please send cover letter, resume and references to RICH KEITH 
(EM: warblerrke AT gmail.com) Position is open until filled.

SEASONAL WATERFOWL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: Summer 2014 – Ducks Unlimited’s 
Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck seeks 2 additional 
highly-motivated research technicians to assist with a brood survey 
throughout northwest North Dakota (ND) during the spring and summer of 
2014. Field operations will be based out of Bismarck, ND but research 
technicians will travel daily and may be stationed near Kenmare, Crosby 
and, Upham, ND. Major responsibilities will include properly identifying 
duck broods to species and age class. Successful applicants will be 
expected to work five days each week (i.e., 60-80 hours per week). Field 
work is physically and mentally demanding and takes place under 
challenging conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated 
individuals should apply. A strong interest in waterfowl and wetlands 
ecology, desire to spend long days in the field, and determination to 
get the job done well is required. Inquisitive, detail-oriented, and 
self-motivated applicants will be preferred. Experience identifying 
waterfowl is also preferred. Successful applicants will be expected to 
work safely and effectively with and without direct supervision. A valid 
driver’s license and clean driving record is required. Research 
technicians hired to conduct brood surveys will work from approximately 
20 June ~ 20 August. Research technician salary is $1,800/month. Housing 
will be provided. To apply for a position, access job announcement at 
www.ducks.org/jobs; complete the electronic application; and attach a 
letter of interest, current resume, and daytime contact information 
(email and phone numbers) for three professional references. Questions 
regarding these positions can be directed to: TANNER GUE, Conservation 
Specialist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 2525 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503 
(PH Office: 701-355-3500, Mobile: 701-595-6945, EM: tgue AT ducks.org, 
URL: http://www.ducks.org).

CONSERVATION EDUCATOR- STRAW PROGRAM at Point Blue Conservation Science. 
Location: Petaluma, CA. Application Filing Deadline: 5 June 2014. The 
STRAW Conservation Educator is a seasoned educator, with experience in 
environmental education as well as classroom teaching. S/he provides 
leadership and expert consulting related to development and 
implementation of a multi-partner, science-based conservation education 
program. This includes educational program development and delivery, 
education evaluation, staying current on latest science education 
methodologies and practices, coordinating educational activities, 
assisting with proposal writing, and conducting outreach about Point 
Blue’s STRAW Program. The STRAW Conservation Educator advises on 
educational programming in other areas of Point Blue as well. S/he is a 
team player who enjoys collaborative projects. Specific Duties: 
Educational Programming: **Work with the STRAW Program Director to 
ensure implementation of educational strategies and curricula that align 
our education program with Point Blue’s strategic plan. **Oversee and 
support educational program delivery for STRAW, ensuring programming is 
meeting grant deliverables and that programs delivered are tracked in 
our internal tracking database. **Coordinate STRAW teacher network 
program (organize STRAW Network events and professional development 
activities), ensuring program delivery is linked to organizational and 
program messages and grant deliverables. **Support and collaborate with 
the STRAW Faculty – ensuring program delivery is linked to 
organizational and program messages and grant deliverables. **Develop 
educational program for STRAW interns in coordination with intern 
supervisor and organization wide intern program goals. **Deliver 
education lessons and attend some habitat restoration days. **Ensure 
educational programs are adequately evaluated; revise programs and 
teaching tools as needed. Outreach and Communications: **Represent the 
STRAW Program within the education community (Attend relevant/important 
educational partner meetings in coordination with the STRAW Director and 
entire Education team). **Provide updates on STRAW’s educational 
activities for Point Blue’s website, social media outlets, and outreach 
materials – ensure educational accomplishments are highlighted within 
the community. Fundraising: **Prepare education grants and reports. 
**Assist in the preparation of education project budgets for proposals. 
**Perform related duties and assist with fundraising projects as 
assigned. Job Qualifications: **Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, 
Internet; **Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task 
and prioritize objectives and tasks on a daily and longer-term basis. 
Excellent attention to detail and quality, and exceptional follow-up 
skills are critical; **Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and 
presentation); **Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to work 
collaboratively and remain flexible under pressure; **Teaching 
Credential and Teaching Experience preferred; or Masters in education or 
environmental education desirable; **Knowledge of ecology, birds, 
ecological restoration, and the conservation community a plus; **Ability 
to work independently and collaboratively; **A personal interest in 
conservation; **Ability to speak Spanish desirable; **Values and 
respects diversity; **Works well under pressure and meets deadlines; 
**Flexible. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, 
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to 
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Compensation and Benefits: Point Blue offers competitive compensation 
commensurate with experience, 100% medical and dental premium coverage, 
partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners, long term 
care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short term and long 
term disability insurance coverage, as well as generous leave time and 
401(k) Plan matching contribution, per conditions outlined in Point 
Blue’s personnel manual. To Apply: Email resumes to (EM: lrogers AT 
pointblue.org). Please include a cover letter explaining your interest 
and qualifications along with a list of three references. No calls 
please. Point Blue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
http://www.pointblue.org

GRASSLAND NEST-SEARCHING & MONITORING at the Central Plains Experimental 
Range. Location: northern Colorado. Duration: 1-2 months, starting ASAP. 
Job Type: Volunteer. Application Deadline: 30 May 2014. Job Description: 
Volunteer assistants needed to aid in the location and monitoring of 
grassland bird nests at the Central Plains Experimental Range in 
northern Colorado. This work will contribute to master’s-level research 
into the effect of cattle grazing regime on the nest survival of 
ground-nesting birds. This is a great opportunity to gain skills and 
experience in basic wildlife monitoring and rangeland science, as well 
as to spend time exploring shortgrass steppe. The volunteer’s primary 
duties will include rope-dragging, assisting with nest-checks, and 
aiding in the completion of vegetation surveys. This is an unpaid 
position, but lodging will be provided. Local candidates not requiring 
lodging may be eligible for a per diem instead. Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: BS, or working toward a degree with some biology or 
ecology coursework completed; reliable transportation to the site; 
available 5 days/week (Mon-Fri) for at least one month during the period 
of May 26th-July 18th; willing to work outside in variable weather; able 
to walk moderate distances over uneven terrain with numerous cacti; up 
to the sometimes tedious task of dragging a rope back and forth across 
the prairie; self-motivated and able to live and work with various 
personalities. Desired qualifications: experience identifying grassland 
birds by sight and sound; own binoculars; experience navigating with a 
hand-held GPS unit; experience with nest-searching and monitoring, 
especially for grassland birds. To Apply: Please send a resume, dates of 
availability, and contact information for two references to (EM: 
amber.carver AT ucdenver.edu).
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AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN NEEDED IMMEDIATELY at Southern Sierra Research 
Station. Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org Location: Lower 
Colorado River Blythe, CA. Duration: Immediate hire /3 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Application Deadline: 25 May 2014. Job Description: We have an 
immediate opening for a avian field technician. The crew member would 
begin by helping out with pre-field logistics and later receive training 
in researching Yellow-billed cuckoos. Our work consists of callback 
surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring and telemetry. Field work 
requires getting up pre-dawn, sometimes working alone, in difficult 
vegetation and humid and hot conditions. Qualifications: We are looking 
for someone who does not mind grunt work, moving gear, vehicles etc. 
Mechanical and computer skills ideal. Birding skills and previous avian 
field work are desired, though we will consider an enthusiastic and hard 
working new birder. To Apply: We desire a person to start by May 
19,latest arrival May 25. The end date is flexible up to August 15th. If 
you have previously applied for a 2014 YBCU position you do not need to 
resubmit a resume, just send an email that you are available to work and 
can start May 19th/26th. Salary is $2,000 to $2,300 per month depending 
on your experience. To apply, send dates of availability, and a resume 
which includes names and current contact information (email and phone) 
of two references (please include your name in email subject and 
filenames of all attachments) to DIANE TRACY (EM: ybcujobs.ssrs (at) 
gmail.com) by May 25.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR SEED DISPERSAL NETWORKS PROJECT at University of 
New Hampshire. Location: Oahu, Hawaii. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 June 2014. Job 
Description: We are seeking 3-4 field biologists to work on a research 
project on Oahu, Hawaii. The project is a multi-disciplinary effort 
investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native 
and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and wet 
forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project will focus on (1) 
identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers 
and their interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and 
(3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on vegetation communities. The candidate selected for this 
position will work on a field crew of 4-7 people including other 
technicians, interns, and graduate students. Must be able to work in 
rugged terrain in challenging field conditions. Start date: Anticipated 
start date is July 15, 2014 for an initial 6 month contract. Continued 
employment may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Salary: 
$11.90 per hour (~$2000 per month), with housing and field vehicles 
provided. Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, 
wildlife biology or related field. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat 
ecology, seed and/or plant ecology, and radio telemetry. To Apply: Dr. 
JEFF FOSTER (EM: jeffrey.foster AT unh.edu) University of New Hampshire, 
currently at Northern Arizona University. Email a brief letter of 
interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references 
familiar with your experience and qualifications. Review of applications 
will begin immediately.

FIELD CREW LEADER FOR SEED DISPERSAL NETWORK PROJECT at University of 
New Hampshire. Location: Oahu, Hawaii. Duration: 1 year, renewable to 
over 3 years. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 1 June 2014. 
Job Description: We are seeking an experienced biologist to lead a field 
project on Oahu, Hawaii. The project is a multi-disciplinary effort 
investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native 
and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and wet 
forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project will focus on (1) 
identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers 
and their interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and 
(3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on vegetation communities. The candidate selected for this 
position will supervise a field crew of 4-7 people including 
technicians, interns, and graduate students. Must be able to work in 
rugged terrain in challenging field conditions. Start date: Anticipated 
start date is July 1, 2014. Renewable annual contract for up to 39 
months total duration, depending on successful annual reviews. Salary: 
$45,000 per annum and full benefits (http://www.unh.edu/hr/benefits.htm) 
Qualifications: Required is an M.S. degree in biology, natural resources 
management, wildlife biology or related field and at least 2 years field 
experience. Preference will be given to applicants with supervisory 
experience of field crews, previous work experience in Hawaii or other 
in tropical island ecosystems, avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat 
ecology, seed dispersal networks, and/or radio telemetry. To Apply: 
Contact: Dr. JEFF FOSTER (EM: jeffrey.foster AT unh.edu), University of 
New Hampshire, currently at Northern Arizona University. Although not 
required, emailing a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 
contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and 
qualifications to the preceding email address will be helpful. Review of 
applications will begin immediately. How to Apply: Once the job 
officially opens, all applications must be submitted through the 
following website for job Classification Title Research Associate II 
under the University of New Hampshire tab, 
https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/SearchResults_css.jsp

RAPTOR COUNTERS NEEDED (2-3) to assist with long-term study of raptor 
migration near Boise, Idaho conducted by the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory. WANTED: mature, experienced, self-motivated field 
biologists to conduct daily hawk counts from approximately 25 August – 1 
November 2014. Raptor Counters ($600-$800/mo.; depending on experience) 
must have prior field experience, be able to live and work pleasantly as 
a member of a large field crew during a short but intense field season, 
and enjoy camping and living in a remote location. Most of all, 
applicants should have good raptor ID skills, and must enjoy spotting, 
identifying, and observing raptors all day long for 2 months, as well as 
engaging daily with the public. Perks include ability to gain experience 
working on many different related projects including songbird banding, 
hawk banding, and owl banding; and living in the Rocky Mountains during 
a great time of the year. Past season totals have ranged from 
approximately 5,000 to 8,000 raptors of 18 different species counted. 
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (with 
phone # and e-mail if possible) as soon as possible but no later than 15 
JULY 2014. If sending applications as attachments (MS Word) via e-mail 
(PREFERRED), please send to (EM: gregorykaltenecker AT boisestate.edu). 
Otherwise, send to: GREG KALTENECKER, Director, Intermountain 
Observatory, Department of Biology, Boise State University, 1910 
University Dr., Boise, ID 83725. Positions will be filled as suitable 
applicants are found.

OWL BANDERS NEEDED (2) to assist with long-term study of raptor 
migration near Boise, Idaho conducted by the INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD 
OBSERVATORY. Wanted: mature, experienced, self-motivated field 
biologists to conduct nightly banding of forest owls from approximately 
25 August – 1 November 2014. Owl Banders ($600-$800/mo.; depending on 
experience) must have prior banding/bird-handling experience, be able to 
live and work pleasantly as a member of a large field crew during a 
short but intense field season, and enjoy camping and living in a remote 
location. Most of all, applicants must be able to embrace and enjoy a 
nocturnal schedule featuring long, possibly cold, nights, and engaging 
with the public nightly. Perks include ability to gain experience 
working on many different related projects including songbird banding, 
hawk banding, and hawk watch; and living in the Rocky Mountains during a 
great time of the year. Past season totals have ranged from 
approximately 150-900 captures of Northern Saw-whet and Flammulated 
Owls. Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references 
(with phone # and e-mail if possible) as soon as possible but no later 
than 15 JULY 2014. If sending applications as attachments (MS Word) via 
e-mail (PREFERRED), please send to (EM: gregorykaltenecker AT 
boisestate.edu). Otherwise, send to: GREG KALTENECKER, Director, 
Intermountain Bird Observatory, Department of Biology, Boise State 
University, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725. Positions will be 
filled as suitable applicants are found.

CAESAR KLEBERG WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE

DICK AND MARY LEWIS KLEBERG COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE/NATURAL 
RESOURCES/HUMAN SCIENCES



PH.D. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP- South Texas Birds: Identification 
and Conservation Program. Description: The successful applicant will 
pursue a Ph.D. degree in Wildlife Science at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife 
Research Institute, Texas A&M University - Kingsville (approx 45 miles 
south of Corpus Christi, Texas). The student will conduct original 
research on K-12 bird conservation education and outreach. Duties 
include developing and evaluating a K-12 wild bird curriculum, making 
direct-to-the-classroom outreach efforts in selected K-12 schools to 
implement and test the program, organizing and conducting teacher 
training workshops, and maintaining established bird count surveys and 
entering and analyzing data from the South Texas Wintering Birds 
website. Qualifications Required: Bachelor and Master of Science degrees 
in wildlife, ecology, biology or closely related field. A strong work 
ethic, good written and verbal communication skills, ability to work 
independently and as a productive member of a research team, ability to 
work under adverse field conditions, and ability to work with grade 
school students and teachers. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 
competitive GRE scores. Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment 
background investigation to be hired for this position. Preferred: 
Background and interest in education and outreach. Good bird 
identification skills and knowledge and use of eBird website. Evidence 
of interest in generating publications for the peer-reviewed scientific 
literature. Stipend/Salary: $1600/month, plus medical coverage (90-day 
waiting period) and waiver of out-of-state tuition (resident tuition 
fees apply, but tuition assistance is available). Start Date: 18 August 
2014. Application Deadline: 1 June 2014 or until a suitable candidate is 
selected. To Apply: Send (email preferred) cover letter stating 
interests and career goals, resume/cv, copies of transcripts and GRE 
scores, and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. APRIL A. T. 
CONKEY, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M 
University-Kingsville, 700 University Blvd, MSC 228, Kingsville, TX 
78363 (PH: 361-593-3715, EM: april.conkey AT tamuk.edu).

PH.D. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP- South Texas Birds: Identification 
and Conservation Program Location: Kingsville, Texas, USA. Description: 
The successful applicant will pursue a Ph.D. degree in Wildlife Science 
at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University 
- Kingsville (approx 45 miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas). The 
student will conduct original research on K-12 bird conservation 
education and outreach. Duties include developing and evaluating a K-12 
wild bird curriculum, making direct-to-the-classroom outreach efforts in 
selected K-12 schools to implement and test the program, organizing and 
conducting teacher training workshops, and maintaining established bird 
count surveys and entering and analyzing data from the South Texas 
Wintering Birds website. Qualifications Required: Bachelor and Master of 
Science degrees in wildlife, ecology, biology or closely related field. 
A strong work ethic, good written and verbal communication skills, 
ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research 
team, ability to work under adverse field conditions, and ability to 
work with grade school students and teachers. Must have a minimum 3.0 
GPA and competitive GRE scores. Selected candidate must pass a 
pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position. 
Preferred: Background and interest in education and outreach. Good bird 
identification skills and knowledge and use of eBird website. Evidence 
of interest in generating publications for the peer-reviewed scientific 
literature. Stipend/Salary: $1600/month, plus medical coverage (90-day 
waiting period) and waiver of out-of-state tuition (resident tuition 
fees apply, but tuition assistance is available). Start Date: 18 August 
2014. Application Deadline: 1 June 2014 or until a suitable candidate is 
selected. To Apply: Send (email preferred) cover letter stating 
interests and career goals, resume/cv, copies of transcripts and GRE 
scores, and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. APRIL A. T. 
CONKEY, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M 
University-Kingsville, 700 University Blvd, MSC 228, Kingsville, TX 
78363 (PH: 361-593-3715, EM: april.conkey AT tamuk.edu). Website: 
http://www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/positions-available/assistantships/

GIRAFFE & BIRD MONITORING VOLUNTEERS - Kenya. Job Type: full-time 
temporary position. Posting Date: 27 Apr 14. Closing Date: 6 Jun 14. 
Kenya Giraffe Monitoring and Wildlife Conservation with the Maasai – 
Volunteer on an extraordinary effort to conserve wildlife and habitat 
next to the Masai Mara ecosystem in western Kenya. August 3-16, 2014 
Team meets in Nairobi, Kenya. Assist Dr. Dusti Becker, Dr. Anthony 
Povilitis, and local Maasai on an exciting community-based wildlife 
conservation project next to the world famous Masai Mara in Kenya. 
Volunteers help track, photograph, and record behavior of free-ranging 
wild populations of Masai giraffe. Teams GPS and map locations of herds 
and describe their composition while also taking photos of individual 
giraffe. Volunteers help local Maasai to monitor other wildlife on the 
Siria Plateau (eland, zebra, wildebeest, impala, elephant, etc.). 
Birders help to develop the area bird list by habitat and abundance. 
Volunteers also have the opportunity to go on walking safaris and 
provide feedback to Maasai guides in training. Volunteers use spotting 
scopes & binoculars to document movements of giraffe and elephant 
between the Masai Mara Reserve and the Siria Plateau. Volunteers may 
help with data entry and analysis, and provide suggestions for improving 
ecotourism and business management. Volunteers may also participate in 
discussions about the formation of a wildlife conservancy on Maasai 
lands. Cost-share Donation: $1550 covers volunteer transport, meals, and 
lodging during the field project and helps cover project costs in Kenya. 
The cost-share donation contributes to employment for a fair number of 
local people creating more incentives for wildlife conservation. These 
staff include Maasai cooks, basecamp staff, guides, milk delivery, day 
and night watchmen, and Maasai guides. The donation also covers 
community conservation and camping fees, and much more. (Airfare to 
Nairobi and hotels/meals in Nairobi are not included). Full day safari 
in Maasai Mara National Reserve is an add-on option for team members. 
Contact Information: To Apply: Complete application form located at Life 
Net Nature website: http://lifenetnature.org/index.php/volunteer/ E-mail 
application, resume, and cover letter to DR. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker 
AT lifenetnature.org). Calling Dr. Becker (PH: 520-384-3886) is also an 
option.

SIERRA NEVADA BIRD MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO). Location: Chester, CA. Duration: immediately to 
August 1. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 19 May 2014. Job 
Description: One (1) point count technician needed to work on multiple 
avian monitoring projects in the Northern Sierra Nevada of California 
with Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO). This program 
offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe birds in some of the 
most beautiful landscapes in California, across a wide range of 
habitats, while collecting data to guide forest management in the 
Northern Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast 
profile of elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, post-burn, 
meadow, post-fire, and chaparral habitats. Primary duties include, but 
are not limited to conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest 
searching, vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in 
mountainous terrain and driving government-owned 4×4 vehicles. 
Compensation is $2800/month (negotiable, depending on experience) with 
work vehicles provided. Housing will be secured at the cost of $250/mo 
near Lake Almanor and Chester, CA. Qualifications: Successful candidates 
must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and sound. 
Candidates must have previous experience point counting multiple species 
in conifer forest in the Western US. All candidates must have the 
ability and physical fitness to hike and navigate cross-country in 
complex, steep mountainous terrain in post-fire (brushy, sooty) 
landscapes. We require self-motivation, an enthusiasm for travel and 
camping, strong physical condition, good sense of direction, the ability 
to cope with snow and inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours 
in the field observing birds 6 days/week and the abilities to work well 
independently and in a group living situation. The position will require 
significant driving between remote sites (up to 2-3 hours traveling per 
day) and front-country camping up to 4 days/week. The successful 
candidate will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will be asked to 
provide information to verify their good driving record. To Apply: Send 
a single document (PDF [preferred] or Word Doc) including a cover letter 
describing previous point count experience and interest in this 
position, specific dates of availability, geographic location preference 
(if any), a resume, and contact information for three references to 
BRENT CAMPOS (bcampos AT pointblue.org). In the subject line type: 
Sierra Bird Crew 2014. The first qualified candidate identified will be 
hired.

AVIAN/RAPTOR ECOLOGIST – H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We have an immediate 
opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with 
particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, 
conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic 
background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife 
ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and 
familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, 
especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating 
wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor 
trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and 
technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience 
developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological 
resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an 
ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological 
components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, 
and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 
consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle 
conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 2–4 years 
of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field 
studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing 
technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management 
skills are essential. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company 
with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent 
salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. 
Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and 
a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. 
Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should respond by 
emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and 
references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference 
“Avian/Raptor Ecologist Position” in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER at H. T. Harvey & Associates. 
Website: http://www.harveyecology.com Location: Mojave Desert Region. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job Description: H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California 
and Hawai‘i. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically 
sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 
Duties: We currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also 
an experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include 
housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling 
trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; 
managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will 
sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely 
and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight 
travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an 
ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also 
are important. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an 
energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and 
benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. Our 
employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 
401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. Harvey 
& Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at 
http://www.harveyecology.com. Qualifications: Applicants should have a 
strong field background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog 
surveys. The ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog 
field projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with 
experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred. Education: 
Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. To 
Apply: Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover 
letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to (EM: 
personnel AT harveyecology.com) and reference “Detection Dog Handler” in 
the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: 
Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 
408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND MONITORING ASSISTANT – Organization: San Pancho 
Bird Observatory. Website: http://www.birdingsanpancho.org Location: San 
Francisco, Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico. Duration: 6 weeks. Start 
time: June 2014. Job Type: Volunteer. Job Description: San Pancho Bird 
Observatory is offering opportunities to collaborate in education, 
outreach and basic scientific-monitoring programs. We invite 
enthusiastic applicants with experience working with youth in 
conservation education and scientific monitoring to apply for this 
exciting position. Primary Duties: **Assist bird identification 
workshops in spanish at rural communities with children, teens and 
adults. This implies being familiar with some of the more common 
species, basic communication skills in Spanish, ability to use spotting 
scope and field guides. **Assist the creation of educational materials 
such as powerpoint presentations and educational videos. **Experience 
conducting basic scientific-monitoring techniques is desirable. Training 
will be provided in identification of summer resident species. 
**Assisting in community outreach events and communications involving 
basic social media skills. Required Qualifications: **Bachelor’s in 
education, biology, or related field; basic Spanish language 
communication skills ; valid passport to travel to Mexico** strong time 
management & organization skills; ** detail-oriented; ** ability to work 
well in a small, team-oriented organization. Preferred Qualifications: 
** Experience with Wordpress (html) website maintenance; ** Experience 
with PowerPoint, and Excel; ** Experience with low-income 
schools/students; ** Experience teaching a broad range of age groups. To 
apply, send a cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and at 
two references to (EM: birdingsanpancho AT gmail.com), Attn: LUIS 
MORALES, Executive Director,

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR COOPERATIVE DEMOGRAPHIC BIRD-BANDING PROGRAMS – 
The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks an Assistant Director to 
provide strategic direction, leadership, and fundraising for the 
Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program, a 
continent-wide network of bird banding stations operated by public 
agencies, private organizations, and individual bird banders, and 
established and coordinated by IBP. Depending on the skills and 
experience of the selected candidate, the Assistant Director may 
additionally fulfill this role for the Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia 
Invernal (MoSI) program, a network of independently operated winter 
bird-banding stations across Mexico, Central America, and northern South 
America that was also established by IBP. This is a full-time, one-year 
appointment beginning in September 2014, but we hope to extend it 
indefinitely if funding is available. The position is based in Point 
Reyes Station (Marin County), California, a beautiful, semi-rural area 
that has great outdoor recreation opportunities and is reasonably close 
to San Francisco Bay Area urban centers. The Assistant Director will 
work closely with other staff members and will report to IBP’s Executive 
Director. Duties: 1. Develop and implement strategies to: *increase the 
national and international profile of the MAPS and MoSI programs among 
conservation professionals. *facilitate a wider understanding of the 
value of MAPS and MoSI data for avian conservation and science. 
*integrate MAPS and MoSI results into conservation strategies and 
management plans at multiple spatial scales across the US and the 
Americas. *better integrate MAPS and MoSI programs into important 
conservation initiatives, including Partners In Flight (PIF), North 
American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI), various Joint Ventures 
(JVs), and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). 2. Pursue and 
secure funding for the MAPS and MoSI programs from existing and new 
sources, including private foundations and major donors. 3. Maintain and 
grow participation in the MAPS and MoSI programs by bird banders and 
other conservation professionals. 4. Represent the MAPS and MoSI 
programs at scientific and other kinds of meetings. 5. Initiate new 
partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, and other 
conservation organizations. 6. Collaborate with IBP science staff on 
data analysis and reporting as needed, though this is not fundamentally 
a research position. Requirements: 1. Able to understand and explain 
concepts in population biology, conservation biology, and other 
scientific topics relevant to MAPS and MoSI. 2. Able to understand and 
explain basic elements of statistical analyses, model selection, 
Capture-Mark-Recapture (CMR) models, and Generalized Linear Mixed Models 
(GLMMs). 3. Highly personable and outgoing. 4. Strong writing and 
editing skills. 5. An advanced degree in avian ecology, conservation 
science, or a related field. 6. Experience managing conservation or 
research programs. 7. Comfortable asking potential donors for funding, 
and experienced in fundraising for conservation or research. 8. 
Willingness to travel frequently. 9. Personal contacts with foundations, 
potential major donors, and the broader avian conservation community 
(desired but not required). 10. Fluency in Spanish (desired but not 
required). 11. International conservation experience in Latin America 
(desired but not required). To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 
resume, and contact information for at least three references to (EM: 
rtaylor AT birdpop.org) by June 16, 2014. Please write “Assistant 
Director position” in the subject line.

EXPERIENCED BIRD SURVEYORS URGENTLY NEEDED for bird surveys in cloud 
forests of Honduras this summer. Organization: Operation Wallacea. 
Location: Honduras. Deadline: 20 May 2014. Operation Wallacea is a 
network of academics from European and North American universities, who 
design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research 
programmes at research sites worldwide. We are currently recruiting 
Chiropterologists for our annual expedition to the cloud forests of 
northern Honduras. Team members are urgently needed to fill 
recently-vacated positions, which are 4-8 weeks long between June and 
early August. The role of the expedition Chiropterologists is to carry 
out bat surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme. 
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, a biological 
undergraduate degree or higher (or other relevant experience), and 
experience in mist-netting and handling. In return, successful 
applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current 
and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, 
flight bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the 
opportunity to contribute towards the long-term conservation of this 
beautiful and important ecosystem. To apply for this position please 
send a CV and covering letter to (EM: Rachel.palfrey AT opwall.com)

MFBRP RESEARCH ASSISTANT(s) needed for studies of Kiwikiu (Maui 
Parrotbill, Pseudonestor xanthophrys), a critically endangered 
honeycreeper, and forest restoration on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Up to 2 
positions available for a period of 10-12 months, starting October 2014. 
This is a field based research position but assistants will be 
responsible for both field and office duties with the Maui Forest Bird 
Recovery Project (MFBRP). Primary field duties will be: (1) assisting 
with implementation and monitoring of experimental forest restoration 
plots on the leeward (dry) side of Haleakala, including planting plants 
and vegetation sampling; (2) seed collection for captive propagation of 
native forest plant species; (3) assisting with public outreach and 
education (4) predator control (5) locating and re-sighting Kiwikiu and 
other native forest birds. Kiwikiu are rare and cryptic birds (pop. est. 
502+116); (6) assisting staff with other ongoing projects. Office duties 
include, but are not limited to office, vehicle and grounds maintenance, 
data entry, and preparation and maintenance of field equipment. Field 
duties are extremely physically challenging. Remote research sites 
require extensive hiking in steep, high elevation terrain. This position 
also requires living and working in small teams in extremely wet (annual 
rainfall up to 400 inches), cold, and muddy rainforest conditions as 
well as drier and hot conditions on the opposite slope. Helicopters are 
used to re-supply field camps. Basic aviation safety training is 
available. Work schedule will include 5-10 day field trips one to two 
times per month and alternating days in the office. Preference will be 
given to applicants who have experience with vegetation monitoring, 
passerine research, forest restoration experience, re-sighting 
color-banded forest birds, public outreach experience, and working in 
wilderness settings. Assistants must be able to work and live in remote 
field camps under extremely physically and mentally demanding 
conditions, to work independently and responsibly, have a good work 
ethic, take personal initiative and must have a valid driver’s license. 
Desirable qualifications include a B.S. in ecology, biology, 
ornithology, botany or similar field; research with endangered birds; 
passerine re-sighting experience; forest restoration work; mist-netting 
and banding; small mammal trapping; vegetation sampling experience; 
Wilderness First Aid certification. Benefits include: **Up to a $1,300 
monthly living allowance (subject to taxes); **An additional $5,550 
educational award that can be used to pay off educational loans or can 
be applied to future educational endeavors; **All interest earned on 
certain educational loans during the year of service will be paid for by 
AmeriCorps; **Health care and childcare benefits will be available (if 
eligible); **Housing in shared field house; **Most field equipment; 
**Limited transportation in upcountry Maui; **An opportunity to work in 
pristine native rainforest and gain field experience in avian 
conservation with a highly endangered species and in ecosystem 
management. Applicants must provide their own airfare to Kahului, Maui. 
To apply, please visit http://kupuhawaii.org/hycc/ and complete the 
Extended Internship Program job application by JULY 20 (letters of 
recommendations are needed so please plan ahead). Please indicate 
“forest bird work” on your application. This is a position supported by 
the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife and US AmeriCorps. 
It is administered by KUPU Hawaii. You must fill out this application in 
order to be considered. Please note that 2 letters of recommendation are 
required. A copy of your completed application should also be sent to 
(EM: employment AT mauiforestbirds.org) with “KUPU MFBRP 2014” in the 
subject heading. If you have any further questions please email the 
above address or call us at 808-573-0280. Visit 
http://www.mauiforestbirds.org as well.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (FA II) Location: Various Coastal Towns. 
Sanctuary: Long Pasture. Assist in multi-collaborative research project 
conducting re-sighting and observational monitoring of endangered 
Roseate Terns while staging at the Cape Cod National Seashore. This is a 
full time position from July through September. Shared housing may be 
available. * Collect re-sighting and biological data on staging and 
foraging roseate and common terns including color and alpha-numeric band 
re-sighting, behavioral observations and flocks counts and speciation 
distinction; * Transcribe and compile field observations and activities 
on a daily basis onto data logs and database; * Assist Coastal Waterbird 
Program Coordinator with project scheduling, site assignments, data 
management and project organization; * Work cooperatively with project 
partners to ensure effective communication regarding activities and 
field observation. Qualifications: * Applicants should have a B.S. or 
B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous 
resighting shorebird field experience; * Prior experience in avian field 
research and management strongly preferred; * Applicants should have 
demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife 
research or management projects; * Experience in behavioral data 
collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management 
issues, and GIS mapping preferred; * Small boat-handling experience 
preferred; * Proficient in Microsoft Office; * Applicants must have 
strong interpersonal skills, be willing to work weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather); * Requires a 
valid driver’s license and own vehicle; * Successful candidates will 
need to pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and drivers) 
Compensation and Benefits: Rate of Pay: $11.50-12.50/hour depending on 
experience. Reimbursement for mileage will be provided. Additional 
Comments: Work Environment – The work environment characteristics 
described here are representative of those that the employee encounters 
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to 
perform the essential functions of the job. Routinely work is performed 
outdoors with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended 
periods of traversing uneven terrain. Work will require performing 
responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Tools and 
Equipment Used – The employee is required to use a personal computer and 
general office equipment (e.g., telephone, calculator, adding machine, 
copier, facsimile, etc.). Requires use of simple outdoor tools (e.g., 
mallet, wire clippers, etc.). Requires use of digital voice recorders, 
spotting scopes, tripods for scopes, camping chairs, and appropriate dry 
bags. May require the use of two-way radios for communication with field 
staff. How to Apply: Please email your resume to: CHRIS LUTTAZI - 
Program Coordinator Coastal Waterbird Program (EM: cluttazi AT 
massaudubon.org)

FIELD BIOLOGIST - RAPTOR MONITOR – NaturEner is seeking to immediately 
fill several raptor monitoring positions for work year-round in Montana. 
Responsibilities may include: **Daily avian point counts from sunrise to 
sunset at pre-determined locations. **Correlate visual observations with 
radar system detections to accurately identify raptors and improve trend 
associations, in effort to avoid avian collisions with wind turbines. 
**Call turbine curtailments daily during all monitoring hours. **Data 
gathering; data entry; preparation of daily and weekly reports. 
**Additional responsibilities and field surveys, as required. Working 
Conditions and Location: Successful candidates will work outdoors in the 
Shelby /Rim Rock area in Montana in and near the Glacier I, Glacier II 
and Rim Rock wind farms. These positions require fieldwork in extreme 
weather. Additionally, hours will vary, but will span the period between 
sunrise to sunset on most occasions. Additional requirements: 
**Successful applicants must be available to start work in northern 
Montana (travel assistance provided) by June 15, 2014, or sooner. **Must 
provide proper personal field attire (for cold, wind, rain, snow, mud). 
Long pants and hiking or steel-toed boots are required. **Binoculars are 
required. **This is the second season of a pilot study. Daily duties and 
schedules can change with little to no prior notice. You must be 
flexible and willing to fulfill duties of the job on an as-needed basis. 
**Field vehicles will be provided, but you must provide your own 
transportation to the work site. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
**Applicants must be able to confidently and accurately identify soaring 
raptors at long distances with low light conditions using high powered 
optics. Workers may be required to learn to operate avian radar systems 
and determine raptor habitat use trends. **Must be able to critically 
think about raptor movements and behavior related to environmental 
conditions. **Highly motivated with excellent data management skills, 
interpersonal skills, and communication skills. **Must have demonstrated 
ability to work independently and stay alert for long hours in the field 
during periods of little to no avian activity. **Detail oriented, 
resourceful, strong time management skills. **Flexibility and ability to 
adapt to changes in schedule and/or work duties performed. **B.S. or 
equivalent field experience in Wildlife Biology, Ecology ,or Natural 
Resource management; however, candidates will be evaluated based on 
demonstrated knowledge and experience may also be considered. 
**Proficiency with MS Office and ArcGIS. Compensation: **Commensurate 
with experience; **Full benefits package. The point of contact for 
qualified applicants is: ROSAURA R. VELASQUEZ, Director, Human Resources 
(EM: rvelasquez AT naturener.net).

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT - Website: http://www.rmbo.org Location: 
Fort Collins, Colorado. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job 
Description: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 
has a full-time position available at our office in Fort Collins, 
Colorado. We are seeking a bilingual International Program Assistant 
(IPA) proficient in Spanish and English. Spanish proficiency will rank 
more highly than English proficiency. The IPA is responsible for a 
variety of duties, including but not limited to data management, 
proofing, processing, analysis and summarization, GIS, as well as 
communications with Private Lands Wildlife Biologists, field crews and 
other partners in Spanish and English via email, phone or other media to 
assist with project logistics. The duties and job tasks of the IPA serve 
as inputs to International Program analyses and products, therefore the 
highest quality standards are expected to be upheld. Strong written and 
oral communication skills, organizational abilities, office skills, and 
a solid grasp of the biological and scientific underpinnings of the 
projects are essential to the success of the IPA. The IPA must work 
efficiently and effectively with other staff to ensure the smooth and 
successful implementation of projects and the timely delivery of quality 
products. This work primarily supports bird and habitat conservation in 
Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands. To find out more visit: 
http://rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/International/ChihuahuanDesertGrasslands.aspx 
Requirements: 1. Possession of or ability to quickly obtain U.S. legal 
status that allows for employment. 2. A combination of education and 
experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, 
Biology or another relevant field. 3. Effective written and oral 
communication skills in both Spanish and English. 4. Proficiency in 
software (Access, ArcGIS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to 
quickly learn new software and languages such as SQL. 5. A general 
knowledge and understanding of ornithology, environmental conservation, 
range and habitat management as well as scientific studies including 
sampling design, inference, randomization, field protocols, and 
statistical analyses. 6. Must be organized and able to prioritize time 
between short- and long-term tasks. 7. Must be self-motivated and work 
both independently and as part of a team. 8. Professional attitude and 
image required. 9. Must pass a Federal and State criminal background 
check. 10. Must possess a valid driver’s license. To Apply: Please send 
your CV and three references in one Word or PDF document and include a 
cover letter stating your interest in the position and summarized 
relevant experience in the body of the application email. Send to (EM: 
international AT rmbo.org) with “IPA applicant - [your last name]” in 
the subject line. The application deadline is June 1, 2014. If a 
suitable applicant is not found by this date the application period may 
be extended; inquire after this date to find out if applications are 
still being accepted.

TEMPORARY AVIAN SPECIALIST/BIOLOGIST – Ecology and Environment, Inc. is 
a fully integrated environmental consulting firm who is committed to 
sustainable development through responsible environmental stewardship. 
We are seeking a temporary (on-call) Avian Specialist/Biologist 
(reporting to our Buffalo, NY office) to work on avian surveys at a 
proposed wind energy project and other sites in central and western New 
York. This position will be responsible for performing bird surveys 
using a range of bird sampling techniques including visual/auditory 
identification. Our successful candidate must have a good understanding 
of avian surveys and be able to work independently and as part of a 
team. Responsibilities: · Performing bird surveys using a range of bird 
sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification · Migratory 
raptor surveys · Eagle surveys · Migratory songbird surveys · Breeding 
bird surveys · Data compilation and report writing. Requirements: · BS 
in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related field preferred 
but not required · 1-3 years’ field experience conducting avian surveys 
· Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to 
identify birds by their call/songs) · Experience conducting raptor 
surveys, point count surveys and other migratory surveys · Familiarity 
with regional avian populations and survey protocol · Ability to travel 
and perform field work · Strong communication skills and ability to work 
within a team setting as well as a self-starting individual · Proficient 
in Microsoft Word and Excel · Ability to travel to field locations in 
central and western New York E & E is its people. We are a knowledge 
based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 scientific and 
engineering disciplines—a group of innovators who pave the way in 
implementing environmental solutions. E & E has been dedicated to 
environmental conservation and enhancement since our founding in 1970. 
Please view our website (URL: http://www.ene.com) to apply on-line. 
These are temporary positions which do not include medical insurance, 
paid leave or sick time. Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an equal 
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants 
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran 
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BIRD BANDER (1), MIST NET ASSISTANTS (2), RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) and 
RADIO TELEMETRY ASSISTANT (1) at University of Southern Mississippi. 
Website: http://www.usm.edu/migratory-bird-research/ Location: Fort 
Morgan, AL. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
5. Job Description: EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDER IN CHARGE (1), MIST NET 
ASSISTANTS (2), RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) and RADIO TELEMETRY ASSISTANT (1) 
needed from 23 Aug. to 2 Nov. to study the stopover ecology of small 
passerines at a coastal site in Alabama. Along with adding to a 
long-term banding dataset, this research will provide study subjects for 
a project focused on the migratory movements of birds using automated 
radio tracking. BANDER needs to have experience with banding large 
volumes of birds and be familiar with the aging and sexing of eastern 
species. Also must be able to work with site coordinator in completing 
tasks associated with the banding operation and oversee banding 
operation including Mist Net Assistants. MIST NET ASSISTANT duties 
include extracting birds from mist-nets and some vegetation/arthropod 
sampling. RADIO TELEMETRY duties include maintaining the automated radio 
towers, working with banding crew to obtain birds for study, processing 
telemetry data, and hand tracking. RESEARCH ASSISTANT duties include 
foraging observations, assistance with research project on Ruby-throated 
Hummingbirds, entering data, and vegetation/arthropod sampling. 
Additionally, opportunities may exist for all positions to assist with 
active research during field season. All individuals are required to 
work 7 days a week, assist with data entry and fruit counts, have the 
ability to work and live well with others in close quarters, have a good 
sense of humor, and be able to tolerate heat, venomous snakes, and 
biting insects. The Bander will receive $1500/month, and assistants will 
receive $1200/month. Excellent housing conditions provided. In ONE Word 
document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname (e.g. 
Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. Zenzal, 118 College 
Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): 
MBRGhiring(AT)gmail.com Applications will be accepted until all 
positions are filled. Qualifications: BANDER needs to have experience 
with banding large volumes of birds and be familiar with the aging and 
sexing of eastern species. Also must be able to work with site 
coordinator in completing tasks associated with the banding operation 
and oversee banding operation including Mist Net Assistants. MIST NET 
ASSISTANT duties include extracting birds from mist-nets and some 
vegetation/arthropod sampling. Experience a plus but not required. RADIO 
TELEMETRY duties include maintaining the automated radio towers, working 
with banding crew to obtain birds for study, processing telemetry data, 
and hand tracking. Experience a plus but not required. RESEARCH 
ASSISTANT duties include foraging observations, assistance with research 
project on Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, entering data, and 
vegetation/arthropod sampling. Behavioral observation experience 
required. All individuals are required to work 7 days a week, assist 
with data entry and fruit counts, have the ability to work and live well 
with others in close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and be able 
to tolerate heat, venomous snakes, and biting insects. To Apply: In ONE 
Word document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname_Firstname 
(e.g. Zenzal_T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, 
phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to T.J. ZENZAL, 118 
College Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of 
Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email (preferred): 
(EM: MBRGhiring AT gmail.com)

FIELD ASSISTANT at CUNY College of Staten Island. Location: 
Rensselaerville, NY. Duration: 1-2 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 May 2014. Job Description: I am 
looking for 1-2 volunteers for the summer of 2014 to assist with 
research on climate change-induced mismatches between the bird breeding 
dates and peak food abundance. Trees vary in Lepidoptera abundance 
throughout the season and this may impact breeding birds. We will 
estimate caterpillar abundance by collecting and weighing caterpillar 
droppings, or “frass,” that fall from the tree canopies. This biomass 
represents the amount of food resources available for breeding birds, 
which may be important for birds which have to time their migration and 
breeding dates in order to properly match up with peak caterpillar 
abundance. As climate change shifts spring phenology, migratory birds 
may need to adapt as well. For more information, I suggest the following 
papers: - Veen, T., B. Sheldon, et al. (2010). "Temporal differences in 
food abundance promote coexistence between two congeneric passerines." 
Oecologia 162(4): 873-884. - Both, C., S. Bouwhuis, et al. (2006). 
"Climate change and population declines in a long-distance migratory 
bird." Nature 441(7089): 81-83. - Both, C. and M. E. Visser (2005). "The 
effect of climate change on the correlation between avian life-history 
traits." Global Change Biology 11(10): 1606-1613. Duties: Primary duties 
will include setting out and collecting frass traps one or twice per 
week, emptying frass traps into sample containers, and drying frass. 
Secondary duties may include caterpillar sampling and identification, 
moth trapping and identification, and possibly bird nest 
searching/monitoring. You may also be able to conduct a study of your 
own, with approval from an advisor and the Huyck Preserve. Location and 
accommodations: The field site is located at the Huyck Preserve in 
Rensselaerville, New York, approximately three hours north of New York 
City and 40 minutes west of Albany. Housing and transportation will be 
provided. Assistants will stay in a modern cabin or cottage with beds, 
showers, toilets, electricity, full kitchen, etc. There is 
research-related internet access only at the housing and research 
facilities, but unlimited internet is available a few miles down the 
road at the Visitor Center. Verizon cell phone service only. See 
http://www.huyckpreserve.org/facilities.html for more details. You will 
also have opportunities to attend scientific lectures, nature walks, and 
other programs put on by the Huyck Preserve. There is ample hiking, 
swimming in Lake Myosotis, and restaurants in town. Albany is about a 40 
minute drive away. Dates Needed: Ideally, assistants would start in late 
May/early June and stay until late June/early July at the Huyck Preserve 
in upstate New York (start/end dates are flexible if you can transport 
yourself to/from the station). Qualifications: An ideal field assistant 
will enjoy working outside/in the woods, have no fear of insects or 
spiders, be willing to learn, and follow directions correctly. 
Assistants should be able to use or learn to use a GPS or compass so 
they don’t get lost, as some of this work requires working off-trail. 
Work is not physically demanding, but field assistants should be able to 
hike at least two miles per day. To Apply: If interested, please email 
ASHLEY OZELSKI (EM: aozelski AT gc.cuny.edu) with a brief statement on 
your interests and any relevant experience.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS--NAZCA BOOBIES and WAVED ALBATROSSES at Wake Forest 
University. Website: 
http://college.wfu.edu/biology/people/faculty/anderson-david/ Location: 
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Volunteer. 
Application Deadline: 24 June 2014. Job Description: One volunteer field 
assistant needed mid-Oct 2014 to mid-Jan 2015 for work on breeding 
biology of Nazca boobies and waved albatrosses on Espanola Island, 
Galapagos, Ecuador. The assistant will join a group totaling five 
continuing a 30-year study of this species. Majority of the work will be 
identifying banded parents at nests and marking nests, 7-9 hrs per day 
of physically taxing and fascinating work in an incredible place. The 
group will live in tents and a primitive field camp on this uninhabited 
island, a day's boat ride from the nearest civilization. All expenses 
paid, including travel from your home base. No salary. This position 
will be filled as soon as possible. Qualifications: Requirements: 
physical fitness, tolerance of heat and sun, cheerful can-do attitude, 
attention to detail. Previous field experience required, Spanish 
desirable. To Apply: Please email a one-page cover letter and contact 
information for three references, with c.v. attached, to DR. DAVE 
ANDERSON (EM: boobytech AT gmail.com). This position will be filled as 
soon as possible, and before June 24.

BIRD CITY COORDINATOR at Milwaukee Audubon Society. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 16 June 2014. Job Description: 
Program Coordination and Implementation Requirements: * Provide for 
day.to.day coordination and management of Bird City Wisconsin, 
particularly maintaining the Bird City Wisconsin designation status with 
existing Bird City Wisconsin communities * Provide for the expansion of 
Bird City Wisconsin designation status with new communities in Wisconsin 
with the goal of a 10% increase per application round (currently there 
are three application rounds annually) * Provide for all major 
presentations of Bird City Wisconsin awards in ceremonies across the 
State in new or existing communities (81 communities to date) * Provide 
service and advice to existing Bird City Wisconsin communities * Provide 
for writing, editing, updating and development of the Bird City 
Wisconsin website in cooperation with the website administrator 
including community updates for new and existing communities and 
education and outreach materials * Provide for the review and summary 
reporting of new and existing BCW status applications, reviewing and 
making recommendations in a summary report to the BCW steering committee 
and/or BCW application review subcommittee * Coordinate the annual Bird 
City renewal process, including the creation and distribution of awards 
including: new plaque inserts, sign decals, website updates and letters 
highlighting the previous year¡|s achievements * Provide for the sale 
and tracking of BCW items (e.g. street signs, mini.signs, flags, 
t.shirts, and caps) * Communicate regularly with the BCW steering 
committee on all program matters; coordinate, attend inperson and 
provide program status reporting at six (6) BCW steering committee 
meetings annually including, but not limited to: summary of progress, 
preparation of materials, recording minutes and providing follow.up with 
partners/Steering Committee members; work with the BCW steering 
committee on policy development; and provides semi.annual written 
reporting to the Milwaukee Audubon Society Board of Directors * Provide 
for education and outreach objectives of Bird City Wisconsin including 
presentations to organizations. Represents the BCW program at 
conferences, workshops and other events to spread the word about Bird 
City Wisconsin, particularly to recruit additional communities * Serves 
as principal spokesperson under policy guidance approved by the BCW 
steering committee and works with traditional and social media including 
providing regular (minimum bi.monthly) facebook and twitter updates * 
Assists in the development and writing of grant proposals for future 
funding * Provides for all grant reporting (existing and new grants), 
summary metrics and and gramnt report tracking and coordination. 
Qualifications: brief statement of the consultant’s qualifications, 
including the following: **General knowledge of ornithology and 
environmental issues **Demonstration of communication skills and human 
relations, with an emphasis on writing and public speaking 
**Demonstrated skills in administrative organization and the ability to 
handle multiple and diverse responsibilities effectively and efficiently 
**Excellent communication skills including: written, oral and public 
speaking/presentations **Familiarity with and access to multiple 
computer software programs including word processing, databases, and 
graphic design (print ready software) **Demonstrated ability to work 
with media such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media **Examples 
of programs/projects of a similar nature. Client/other references, 
including contact information regarding similar programs/projects should 
be included To Apply: Responses to this request are due no later than 5 
PM on Monday, June 16, 2014. A total of 8 hardcopies and one electronic 
copy shall be submitted to Mr. ANDREW STRUCK, President, Milwaukee 
Audubon Society, Inc., 1015 17th Avenue, Grafton, WI, 53024 and (EM: 
astruck AT att.net). In addition, the consultant should be prepared to 
attend an in person interview with the BCW Steering Committee on Friday, 
June 20, 2014 at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center in 
Horicon, WI.

MSC OR PHD POSITION: Physiological basis of individual variation in 
workload during parental care in European starlings at Simon Fraser 
University. Website: http://www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/williams/ 
Location: Burnaby (Vancouver), BC. Duration: 2-5 years. Job Type: 
Student. Application Deadline: 31 August 2014. Job Description: MSc or 
PhD position: We have a NSERC Equipment grant in 2014 for an Automated 
radio-tracking system (similar to that used in Mitchell et al. 2012). We 
will use this to track foraging movements of individual female starlings 
during parental care and investigate the physiological basis of 
variation in work load and potential costs of reproduction. 
Qualifications: For PhD, require MSc or evidence of research 
productivity (papers). am looking for a student with a strong academic 
background, a commitment to graduate school and basic research, and a 
genuine interest in integrating physiology and evolutionary biology. 
Experience with radio-telemetry and/or blood sampling and banding an 
advantage. This work will be based at SFU with fieldwork in the Lower 
Mainland, BC. To Apply: For more information contact: TONY D. WILLIAMS, 
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, 
V5A1S6, Canada, (EM: tdwillia AT sfu.ca).

LONG TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT at Tambopata Macaw Project. Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Duration: 8 weeks minimum, 2 - 3 month 
stay preferred. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month . 
Application Deadline: 15 August 2014. Job Description: General 
requirements: Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, 
enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate 
insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You 
must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field 
setting. Additional requirements: Good physical condition, able to carry 
a 40 lb (18 kg) pack over moderate terrain for up to 2 km, no fear of 
heights. Volunteer activities: You will be trained to identify all 
parrots by sight and sound, climb trees to check macaw nests (Nov – 
Mar), monitor the clay lick, conduct parrot censuses, locate foraging 
parrots and enter data. Costs: Volunteers must pay their transportation 
to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) and a fee of $20 per day to cover the 
cost of food and lodging Qualifications: Previous field work experience 
Biology/Ecology/Forestry degree or Senior Students (or similar careers) 
Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful) To apply please 
send an email to (EM: coordinator AT macawproject.org) This email should 
contain the following: 1.A letter of interest explaining why you are 
want to work on the project 2.Your CV or resume 3.Email addresses for at 
least 3 references 4.The range of dates when you will be available and 
how long you can participate. For example you may say something like 
“any 60 day period between March and July 2013”.

SHORT TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT at Tambopata Macaw Project. Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Duration: 12 to 30 days preferred. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month . Application Deadline: 
15 August 2014. Job Description: General requirements: Volunteers should 
be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should 
also be able to tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather 
(85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You must also be able to get along 
well with others in a remote field setting. Additional requirements: 
Average physical condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, 
good sense of observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods 
of time, some background knowledge of birds in general. Volunteer 
activities: These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the 
local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and 
macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the 
short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in 
activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and 
tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry. Costs 
Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) 
and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging 
Qualifications: (1) Some background knowledge of birds in general. (2) 
Good sense of observing animals, (3) Capacity of stay seated for long 
periods of time, (4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but 
helpful) To apply please send an email to (EM: coordinator AT 
macawproject.org). This email should contain the following: 1.A letter 
of interest explaining why you are want to work on the project 2.Your CV 
or resume 3.Email addresses for at least 3 references 4.The range of 
dates when you will be available and how long you can participate. For 
example you may say something like “any 60 day period between March and 
July 2013”. For more information please check: 
http://macawproject.org/become-a-volunteer
Subject: Bird Jobs -- May 9, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 18:28:29 -0400
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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - Behavioral ecology of Superb fairy-wrens at 
The University of Melbourne. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Website: 
http://raoulmulder.org Duration: 4-5 months (late August 2014 or Oct. 
2014 till Jan. 2015). Job Type: Temporary. Job Description: We are 
looking for field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded population 
of superb fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia for a study on animal 
personalities. Duties include regular censusing of colour-banded birds, 
searching for and monitoring nests, mist-netting, behavioural 
observations, video analysis, and data proofing. Working days are long, 
with early starts six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a 
strong work ethic are a must. The study is based at Serendip Sanctuary, 
a small reserve on the outskirts of Melbourne. Qualifications: 
Experience monitoring colour-banded birds, nest-searching, and 
mist-netting. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in 
extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. 
Onsite accommodation in a house with shared dorm-style room is provided, 
but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The 
project will reimburse up to AU$500/mo towards receipted food and travel 
expenses. To Apply: For more information contact: TIMON VAN ASTEN (EM: 
t.vanasten AT student.unimelb.edu.au). To apply, please email a letter 
outlining previous relevant field research experience, and a resume 
including names and contact information for 3 referees.

SHORT-TERM AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS – Marlinton, West Virginia. 15 
May – 30 June for a short-term position conducting 10-minute avian point 
counts in shrubland and young forest vegetation communities in and 
around the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, with special 
attention to Golden-winged Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, and their 
hybrids. Additional responsibilities include data entry and error 
checking and potentially nest searching, territory mapping, and 
vegetation surveys. Only applicants with advanced bird identification 
skills will be considered. Must be physically able to work on steep 
mountain terrain, work independently, and work/live with others in close 
quarters. Expect to work at least 6 days per week and must be flexible 
to changes in daily/weekly schedules. Some camping may be required. 
Salary of $2,000/mo, housing (no pets), transportation to and from field 
locations, and first aid/CPR training provided. Valid driver’s license, 
clean driving record, experience with 4WD vehicles, and ability to 
navigate to remote locations preferred. Interested applicants should 
send a one page cover letter and resume with 3 professional references 
to KYLE ALDINGER (EM: kaldinge AT mix.wvu.edu; PH: 717-557-4835). 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY VOLUNTEER - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is 
accepting volunteer applications! Duties: Volunteer work will include 
seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, habitat restoration, native plant 
propagation and outplanting, removal of invasive plants both by hand and 
through chemical application of herbicide, marine debris removal, data 
entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks depending on 
current projects and refuge needs. Volunteers are expected to work a 
minimum of 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when necessary. 
Requirements: Must be physically fit and able to swim/snorkel, 
confidently ride a bike, hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven 
terrain, lift 50 pounds, and willing to spray herbicide with proper 
protective gear. Successful applicants must also be willing to handle 
albatross and other seabirds for banding and monitoring studies, and 
willing to perform all duties in sub-tropical wind, sun, rain, and 
humidity extremes. Volunteers should have a strong work ethic along with 
the ability to live and work closely with a small group of people for 
several months. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is a remote site 
and accessible only by plane twice a month. Because of the isolated 
nature of this work, safety is of the upmost importance. Volunteers 
should be aware that evacuation for emergencies or medical issues can 
typically take at least 24 hours. Because Midway is a small community 
where volunteers will be working and living with FWS employees and 
contractors, we cannot stress enough our zero tolerance policy for 
harassment or abuse of any kind, including alcohol or drug abuse. A 
minimum 16-week commitment is required. Roundtrip airfare to Midway from 
Honolulu and housing at Midway are provided. However, volunteers are 
responsible for their own travel to Honolulu along with the cost of 
meals once on Midway. A current passport is required for travel to 
Midway. Volunteer living quarters on Midway are comfortably furnished 
and include individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full 
kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for the proper upkeep of their 
living quarters and individuals are responsible for paying for their own 
meals. The rate is currently $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch, and $5 for 
dinner. The “Clipper House” on Midway serves cafeteria-style food with a 
wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a full salad 
bar, courtesy of Midway’s hydroponic garden. There is also a small store 
on Midway that provides some basic food and necessities. Applicants who 
are selected as volunteers will be sent a packet of additional 
information on the island, duties, and suggested items to bring, as well 
as required forms. These items must be submitted before the volunteer 
arrives for duty in Honolulu. A current physical, tetanus shot, and TB 
test are also required. Volunteer time periods and application 
deadlines: • August - November, applications due between April 15 and 
May 15. • November - February, applications due between July 15 and 
August 15. • February - May, applications due between October 15 and 
November 15. • May - August, applications due between January 15 and 
February 15. If you are interested in more than one time period, a 
separate application for each time period is required. Because of the 
large number of applications received, preference will be given to those 
with a science/biology degree, remote field experience, bird banding 
experience, and/or habitat restoration experience. TO APPLY: If you are 
interested in applying, please email a single pdf file that includes a 
cover letter, brief résumé outlining relevant education and work 
experience, three work-related references (with phone and e-mail), and 
your dates of availability TO MEG DUHR-SCHULTZ, Refuge Biologist at: 
(EM: meg_duhrschultz AT fws.gov). For more information call, (PH: 
808-954-4819). The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very 
existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural 
resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge 
Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and 
volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s 
wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today 
determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Bird Studies Canada - Atlantic Region - is looking 
for one Field Technician to complete a short-term contract (June 2nd - 
June 30th, 2014) based out of Sackville, New Brunswick. Work involves 
nest searching for Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in expansive open 
fields, mist netting and banding of adults, collection of biological and 
morphological data as well as re-sighting of tagged individuals. 
Experience mist netting and handling songbirds would be an asset, but is 
not a requirement. The ideal candidate should be ready for physically 
demanding field work, would have the ability to follow detailed 
ecological sampling protocols, work long hours in the field and work 
well both as part of a team and independently. This position requires 
having a valid driver's license and eligibility to work in Canada. 
Accommodations will be provided. Suitable candidates should send a cover 
letter and their resumé to GABRIELLE BEAULIEU (EM: gbeaulieu AT 
bsc-eoc.org).

VOLUNTEER AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Michigan Technological University. 
Location: Concordia, Argentina. Duration: Aug. 11 - Nov. 30 2014. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 June 2014. Job Description: One 
field technician is needed to help radio-track grassland birds in Entre 
Rios province, northern Argentina. This research will examine the 
impacts of eucalyptus plantations on bird movement behavior, and is part 
of a large, NSF-funded Partnerships in International Research and 
Education (PIRE) grant focused on sustainability, ecosystem services, 
and bioenergy development across the Americas. The technician will have 
the opportunity to work with a diverse team of graduate students and 
researchers from the U.S. and Argentina. The daily schedule (5 
days/week) will involve target netting small grassland birds and using 
radio telemetry to track their movements across forestry plantations, 
cattle pastures, croplands and grasslands. Additional duties will 
include conducting point counts, taking vegetation measurements, and 
assisting with arthropod pollinator sampling. The technician should be 
prepared to work long days (up to 10 hours) starting at or before dawn, 
and be comfortable working alone and with a team. The research will be 
based out of Concordia, Argentina, which is a small city five hours 
north of Buenos Aires on the Uruguay border. We will provide shared 
housing, transportation, travelers insurance, the $180 cost of entering 
the country, and $150/week to cover food costs. The technician will be 
responsible for paying for their round-trip ticket to Buenos Aires, 
Argentina. Qualifications: Applicants to this position should have 
previous experience mist-netting and banding passerines, and radio 
telemetry experience is highly desirable. Some Spanish language skills 
would be helpful but are not necessary. To apply please send a cover 
letter (no more than one page), your C.V., and the contact information 
of three references to Dr. JESSIE KNOWLTON (EM: jlknowlt AT mtu.edu). We 
will review applications as we receive them.

WATERBIRD WATCH TECHNICIAN at Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat 
Observatory. Website: http://wglbbo.org Location: Ozaukee County, WI. 
Duration: 11 -12 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 
June 2014. Job Description: Identify, count, and record all birds 
passing a predetermined location on the Lake Michigan shoreline in 
southeastern WI, September 1- November 21, utilizing our protocol. Focus 
is on waterfowl, gulls, terns, shorebirds, other waterbirds, but record 
landbird species also. Record all observations in Microsoft Excel. 
Housing provided - must share no-frills housing with other field tech, 
and be able to withstand harsh field conditions. Qualifications: 
Applicant should currently be part of a university wildlife (or related) 
program, or a recent graduate. Skills and experience in longterm avian 
observation from a bird observatory, lake watch or ocean watch are a 
must. Ability to identify all North American mid-continent species. Must 
have own high-quality spotting scope, binoculars, own vehicle, 
transportation to WI, other field gear. To Apply: Submit cover letter 
and resume to W. MUELLER, Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat 
Observatory (EM: wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com), by June 30, 2014. Provide 
3 references.

FIELD TECHNICIAN needed IMMEDIATELY for point counts and Black-backed 
Woodpecker surveys at Klamath Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.KlamathBird.org Location: southern Oregon and northern 
California. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. Job Description: 
The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking one 
seasonal field technician from now through early July, to complete point 
count surveys and Black-backed Woodpecker surveys in southern Oregon and 
northern California. Primary responsibilities will include conducting 
point count and playback surveys and vegetation sampling along off-road 
transects following standard protocols, and associated data entry. Other 
tasks may be assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol 
methodology and distance estimation will be provided at the onset of the 
season. Rustic local housing may be provided near areas of some work, 
but camping will also be required. Applicant should have a field worthy 
vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement 
will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one 
full season of field experience, have a full range of hearing, and be in 
excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include ability to 
identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance to 
individual birds, hike in rugged off-trail conditions, follow 
standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, possess good 
communication skills, be comfortable working independently in the 
forest, and work and live well with others. Surveyors must possess good 
map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days 
in the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean 
driving record, and insurance. To apply, send cover letter (including 
dates of availability and vehicle), resume, and contact information for 
three references to KATE HALSTEAD (EM: keh AT klamathbird.org). 
Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and on a continual 
basis until all positions are filled.

FIELD TECHNICIAN (SAGE-GROUSE) at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Website: 
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/ResearchBirdsGreaterSageGrouse.aspx 
Location: Meeker, CO. Duration: 9 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 6 June 2014. Job Description: 
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is conducting a multi-year research project 
investigating response of greater sage-grouse to removal of encroaching 
pinyon-juniper in NW Colorado. Major job responsibilities include: 
flagging transects, sage-grouse pellet surveys, distance sampling, and 
VHF tracking marked females. Position also includes daily data entry and 
proofing; work in variable weather conditions at 7,000-9,000 ft 
elevation; off-trail hiking, and operation of 4WD pickups and ATVs on 
dirt roads and two-tracks with oil and gas traffic in remote field 
sites. Technicians assist with database management, minor accounting, 
and project logistics as needed. All positions run from 23 June - 29 Aug 
2014. Salary is $13.361/hour. Housing is provided free of charge in 
dry-camp travel trailers at a remote field camp. Positions are stationed 
on the Square S summer range portion of the Little Hills State Wildlife 
Area SW of Meeker in Rio Blanco Co. in NW Colorado. The community and 
surrounding areas are characteristic of the rural western U.S. Primary 
industries are livestock ranching, energy development, and hunting. The 
landscape is high-elevation sagebrush, mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper, 
aspen, and conifer forest. The nearest town, Meeker, is 45 minutes away 
from Little Hills SWA office, and 1.5 hrs from the field camp and study 
sites. Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in Biology or Wildlife Biology and 
?1 year field experience preferred although all qualified applicants 
will be considered. Valid driver's license required. Top applicants will 
have the following skills: GPS navigation experience, computer 
experience (MS Excel, Word, Access), excellent communication (oral and 
written), ability to hike 4-6 miles/day off-trail in rough terrain, be 
able to safely operate a 4-WD pickup and 4-WD ATV, respect for private 
landowners and other stakeholders, experience in or knowledge of 
sage-grouse or sagebrush communities, ability to get work done and make 
independent decisions without daily supervision, ability to work with 
diverse groups and a variety of individuals, ability to deal with 
isolation, tight quarters, and difficult field conditions. Due to the 
remote and isolated nature of the study area, applicants with the 
following field skills will also be preferred: 4-WD pickup and 4-WD ATV 
maintenance, first Aid/CPR training/certification, excellent physical 
condition, wilderness/outdoor survival skills. To Apply: Applicants 
should provide a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications, a 
1-2 page resume, and phone and email contact info for 3 references via 
email no later than 6 June 2014. Please send cover letter, resume, and 
references together as a single Microsoft Word or PDF file named 
“LastName_FirstName” (e.g., “Durant_Kevin”). Applications by regular 
postal mail also accepted. Top applicants will be interviewed and hired 
prior to the deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Send 
application materials and email questions to BRETT WALKER (EM: 
brett.walker AT state.co.us).

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at Sutton Avian Research Center; University of 
Oklahoma. Website: http://suttoncenter.org Location: Bartlesville, OK. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 16 June 
/2014. Job Description: Would you like to lead one of the most 
successful Avian Research and Conservation Centers in North America? The 
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center is seeking an energetic 
Executive Director to provide vision and leadership. The Sutton Center 
operates both as private non-profit organization and as part of the 
University of Oklahoma. For more information, visit 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/. Qualifications: 5 years of experience 
working in conservation project development or conservation organization 
management; Master’s degree in natural sciences OR an equivalent 
combination of education/job related experience; 24 months of experience 
in conservation project development or conservation organization 
management; Driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications: Strong 
preference for a Ph.D. and knowledge of birds in Western Hemisphere 
highly desirable. To Apply: Applicants MUST apply for this position 
online at https://jobs.ou.edu and search Requisition Number 18698 or use 
the quick link jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=84030. For 
further information on this or other OU job opportunities, please call 
(PH: 405-325-1826), or access our website at (URL: http://hr.ou.edu/). 
Salary is commensurate with experience.

URGENT: Crew Leader needed IMMEDIATELY at The University of Tennessee. 
Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: Scott City, KS. 
Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Temporary. Job Description: The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee is in search 
of 1 Crew Leader who will lead grassland/early successional bird 
monitoring and nest searching from early May to approximately early 
August. Researchers will be based in Scott City, KS. Salary is 
$1,600/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and 
early successional birds, vegetation sampling, insect sampling, and data 
entry. Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include dickcissel, field sparrow, western 
meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; 
insect sampling; and basic vegetation identification. Preference will be 
given to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skill. Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected to assess the differences between switchgrass biofuel grass 
fields, and region-specific typical grass fields. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates should bring 
their own binoculars. Experienced applicants will be considered for a 
crew leader position at each site in each state, but must provide 
evidence of their ability to supervise a research crew. To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter 
outlining any specific work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest 
searching and leadership experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

AVIAN POINT COUNT STUDENT FIELD WORKERS (2), New England needed in ASAP 
to start 12 May at University of Maine Location: New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Maine. Duration: 10 May through 31 August. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 May 2014. Job Description: Student 
field workers (total of 2 positions) are needed for a project with USGS 
Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of 
Maine to study birds in Spruce-Fir Forests throughout New England and 
their response to forest management. Description: The selected 
applicants will conduct avian point count surveys and forested 
vegetation surveys. Avian point count surveys will take place each 
morning and data will be entered each afternoon. Duties also may include 
territory plotting, vegetation sampling. This study will focus primarily 
on birds in softwood dominated forests, but field research will be 
conducted in the working forest landscape and include mixed forest 
stands as well. Compensation: Employees will be provided free housing 
near study areas in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, a vehicle for 
fieldwork use, and a wage of $7.60-$11.00 per hour depending on 
experience and completion of an undergraduate degree. Undergraduates are 
especially needed that will continue their programs into the Fall 
semester. Work-study students are encouraged to apply. Research sites 
are remote, and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities are located 
nearby such as hiking, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and moose 
watching. Qualifications: The ability to identify forest birds of New 
England by both sight and sound is beneficial. Applicants must have the 
ability to hear high pitched bird songs/calls, be tolerant of biting 
insects including black flies and mosquitoes, and be able to work alone 
and in teams. A class in Ornithology or Avian Ecology is also 
beneficial. Experience with multi-species point count surveys for birds, 
vegetation surveys, data entry in Microsoft Excel and Access, and 
territory plotting are preferred. Enrollment in biology, wildlife, 
zoology, or related field also preferred. A valid U.S. driver’s license 
and a demonstrated record of safe driving (subject to documentation and 
approval by University of Maine) are required. Enthusiasm for working in 
rugged but beautiful field sites is essential. To Apply: Please send a 
CV or resume with a cover letter detailing interest in the position, 
relevant experience, and the contact information for at least 3 
references as a single document to the email indicated below. Include in 
the subject line: “Assistant application”. Contact: BRIAN ROLEK(EM: 
brian.rolek AT maine.edu). Start and end dates can be flexible depending 
on experience. Start date: 10 May 2014 End date: 31 August 2014 
Application deadline: ASAP
Subject: Bird Jobs -- April 23, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:42:26 -0400
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OWL BANDER POSITION – Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota 
is seeking 1 experienced Owl Bander. This is a full-time, seasonal 
position for 8 weeks from 15 September - 9 November 2014. Hawk Ridge 
Nature Reserve is a prime migratory site in the fall with seasonal owl 
banding totals ranging from 600-1500 birds. Owl species banded, include 
Northern Saw-whet, Long-eared, Barred and Great Horned. Hawk Ridge is 
based at a uniquely advantageous location on a rocky ridge overlooking 
the western tip of Lake Superior. Fall migration counts average 
approximately 80,000 raptors and over 200,000 passerines and other 
birds. Primary duties include opening and closing nets, net checks, 
banding, and recording information on owls. Skill requirements include 
at least two seasons (preferably more) of previous mist-netting and 
banding experience and tolerant of harsh weather conditions (heat, cold, 
wind). Must work well alone and with others and have own personal 
vehicle. Owl Bander salary is approximately $1800 per month, dependent 
on experience. Housing (possibly shared) is to be provided in Duluth, 
Minnesota. See http://www.hawkridge.org for more details about Hawk 
Ridge and bird banding. Email cover letter, resume, and three references 
who can verify bird banding skills to both FRANK NICOLETTI, Banding 
Director, (EM: fnicoletti AT hawkridge.org), and JANELLE LONG, Executive 
Director, (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org). Email is preferred, but required 
information may also be mailed to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 
3006, Duluth, MN 55803-3006 re: Owl Bander position. The position is 
open until filled.

BIRD MIGRATION COUNTER POSITION – Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, 
Minnesota is seeking 1 experienced bird migration counter. This is a 
full-time, seasonal position for approximately 9 weeks from 31 August - 
31 October 2014. Now in its 43rd season, the raptor count at Hawk Ridge 
is one of the premier hawkwatch sites in North America and the 
western-most count on the Great Lakes. Hawk Ridge is based at a uniquely 
advantageous location on a rocky ridge overlooking the western tip of 
Lake Superior. Fall migration counts average approximately 80,000 
raptors and over 200,000 passerines and other birds. Primary duties 
include identification and counting of raptors and all other bird 
species in flight, standardized hourly data recording, communication 
with banding staff on incoming raptors, and posting daily counts on 
HawkCount.org. Skill requirements include a minimum of one season of 
previous counting experience, ability to identify raptors and 
non-raptors in flight at great distances, and tolerance of harsh weather 
conditions (heat, cold, wind). Preference will be given to individuals 
with additional skills counting migrating passerines and other bird 
groups and 2 or more years of previous counting experience. Must work 
well alone and with others and have own personal vehicle. Migration 
Counter salary is approximately $1800 per month, dependent on 
experience. Housing (possibly shared) is to be provided in Duluth, 
Minnesota. See http://www.hawkridge.org for more details about Hawk 
Ridge and the count. Email cover letter, resume, and three references 
who can verify bird identification skills to JANELLE LONG, Executive 
Director, (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org). Email is preferred, but required 
information may also be mailed to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 
3006, Duluth, MN 55803-3006 re: Migration Counter. The position is open 
until filled.

BIRDING EDUCATION COORDINATOR, Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 
McAllen, TX This is a part-time position, 25 - 30 hours per week. Under 
general supervision, the Coordinator assists the department in 
overseeing all aspects of birding programs; conducts birding programs 
with scouts and other youth groups; coordinates family nature events and 
develops educational material under the guidance of Education 
Supervisor; assists with the development of new programs and materials. 
Duties: 1. Implements bird walks and birding interpretation programs for 
school groups, youth groups and the public; 2. Develops and designs bird 
educational programs with the Supervisor so that all programs reflects 
and complements the Quinta Mazatlan mission; 3. Teaches natural history 
to families, volunteers and youths; 4. Assists in teaching a 6-week 
introductory birding course for adults 5. Assists in the development of 
age and grade appropriate educational materials; 6. Assists with the 
development of outdoor interpretive materials, promotional materials for 
educational events, and writes articles for printing in newsletter and 
outside publications about educational programs and events; 7. Assists 
with the development of a photo library; 8. Administrator of all aspects 
of summer camp including providing support, organizing supplies and 
coordinating use of the facilities and trails and compliance with state 
safety requirements; 9. Coordinates family weekend events. 10. Upkeeps 
and maintains birding equipment and other educational materials. 11. 
Participates in monthly Education/ “Green Team” meetings/trainings, and 
seminars. 12. Assists the Education Supervisor in writing and delivering 
educational programs; 13. Assists Education Supervisor on developing and 
providing representative educational programs for marketing Quinta 
Mazatlan through on-site and off-site events; 14. Performs other 
educational duties as assigned by the Education Supervisor. 
Qualifications: 1. Job requires a degree in education, natural resources 
or interpretation or similar degree from an accredited college or 
university. 2. Job requires a solid knowledge of North American bird 
identification and natural history. 3. Job requires at least two (2) 
years experience in managing youth programs, working with volunteers and 
development of an assessment of school and youth education. 4. Must 
demonstrate ability to work with children and to conduct safe, 
informative outdoor lessons 5. Must demonstrate knowledge of South Texas 
natural history, specifically birds, insects and plant communities as 
well as State of Texas education standards and educational trends; 6. 
Must be familiar with PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, and know how to use 
binoculars and spotting scopes. 7. Must be a self-starter and 
self-directed 8. Must be able to communicate with colleagues, volunteers 
and must enjoy working in a small team environment. 9. Must be able to 
meet and greet the public in a friendly courteous manner, using tact and 
diplomacy. 10. Must be able to manage time efficiently with self 
initiative and oversee assignments through completion using mature 
judgment. Apply online by April 18th at (URL: 
http://www.mcallen.net/human-resources/jobsc). Contact: TIFFANY KERSTEN 
(EM: tkersten AT mcallen.net, PH: 956-681-3373).

MIGRATORY BIRD CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR – American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is 
seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to build and manage its new, 
hemispheric migratory bird campaign. The Director will spearhead the 
development and implementation of conservation programs for the highest 
priority birds in the United States to ensure these species are 
protected both in the US and internationally. The Director will work 
collaboratively with a wide array of organizations and experts and will 
serve as the lead public spokesperson for the program. Washington DC/VA 
area. Application Deadline is: April 30, 2014. For more information and 
details on how to apply see 
http://www.abcbirds.org/aboutabc/vacancies/mig_bird_campaign_director.html

SCIENCE COORDINATOR, East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture – American 
Bird Conservancy– East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture. This is a 
full-time, two-year term position on behalf of the East Gulf Coastal 
Plain Joint Venture (EGCPJV). Pending the securement of additional 
funding, it is intended that the position will be extended beyond two 
years. The Science Coordinator will play a lead role in facilitating and 
supporting the technical activities of the EGCPJV 
(http://www.egcpjv.org). Preferred duty location will occur within the 
EGCPJV geography. See for more information and details on how to apply. 
http://www.abcbirds.org/aboutabc/vacancies/EGCPJV_Science_Coordinator.html 
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014.

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Dates: Mid-May to Mid-August 2014 (Start Date 
Flexible). Time: Full-time 40 hours per week. Pay: $11-12/hour. 
Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed. Top candidates will be 
interviewed. Drug test required. Job Description: The Field Technician 
is a full-time (40 hours per week) position with the City of Fort 
Collins Planning Services Department. Under the supervision of the 
Senior Environmental Planner and day-to-day supervision of the 
Environmental Planning Technician, the Field Technician will be 
performing bird point counts, vegetation surveys, and insect surveys. 
Bird counts will be performed independently. Vegetation and insect 
surveys may be done as a team or independently. These surveys are an 
important part of the ‘Nature in the City’ project, which is addressing 
ways to incorporate more nature into the urban environment and protect 
informal natural areas in the city. Surveys will be performed on both 
private and public lands. There may be some opportunity to participate 
in outreach and education. Duties: Major: **Bird point counts; 
**Vegetation sampling; **Insect surveys and identification; **Managing 
and completing field data sheets; **Data entry in Excel; **Discussing 
the project with citizens. Minor: **Compile data from citizen science 
efforts; **Outreach and data collection from local environmental groups; 
**Attend Nature in the City meetings. Required Knowledge, Skills and 
Abilities: Highly-qualified applicants will have experience conducting 
point counts and will be able to identify birds of the Western U.S. by 
sight and sound. All applicants must have a strong work ethic, be time 
efficient and organized, have the ability to work independently and as 
part of a team, and be able to meet the physical requirements of the 
position (rising early to conduct point counts, long days outside in 
various weather, handling of equipment not to exceed 50 lbs). A valid 
driver’s license and good driving record are required. Preference will 
be given to applicants with prior experience in vegetation and insect 
(bee or butterfly) sampling, as well as a demonstrated ability to 
communicate both verbally and in writing with professionals and the 
public. Basic GPS and GIS skills are desired. The employee accrues 
personal time if he/she works at least 30 hrs/week for 6 months or more. 
The employee is paid for standard City holidays. If the employee is 
required to work on a holiday, the employee is given another day off as 
a substitute; day to be determined by the employee’s supervisor. Housing 
is not provided. Applications: Please send a cover letter describing 
your qualifications and relevant experience, resume or CV, and a list of 
three professional references and their contact information to LINDSAY 
EX at (EM: lex AT fcgov.com). Applications are welcome until the 
position is filled. Do not submit applications via the City’s job 
website. Only emailed applications will be reviewed. If you have any 
questions regarding the position feel free to ask through the above 
email. Please review http://www.fcgov.com/jobs for more information 
regarding working and applying for positions within the City of Fort 
Collins.

CUCKOO RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Australian National University. Location: 
Sydney, Australia. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 18 Jun 2014. Job Description: This is 
a study on three hosts of the Pacific Koel, a brood parasitic cuckoo 
found along the eastern coast of Australia. The three hosts include the 
Red Wattlebird, the Magpie-lark, and the Noisy Friarbird. The field 
season will begin August 2014 and continue to January or February 2015, 
however, I will likely only need a field assistant from the start of 
August to the end of November or mid-December (though each field 
assistant would not have to commit to this entire time). The study site 
will be in the Sydney area, specifically at the Sydney Olympic Park, 
Plumpton Park, and various other parks around the area. The assistant 
will mainly be responsible for nest searching, assisting with 
experiments at nests, and data entry. This project requires long hours 
and the use of several different types of equipment, including recording 
gear (for recording begging calls), a trail camera or digital camera 
(for filming at nests), calipers (for measuring eggs and nestlings), a 
scale (for weighing nestlings), a spectrophotometer (for measuring 
colour of eggs and nestlings), binoculars, a ladder (for reaching high 
nests), and a mirror pole (for checking nests). All equipment will be 
provided for the assistant (including binoculars, unless he/she prefers 
to use his/her own). Having a field guide to Australian birds would be 
helpful, but one can also be provided. The assistant may be responsible 
for experimentally parasitising nests (or assisting with the parasitism, 
if the nest is very high). This will involve placing a fake egg into the 
nest and then monitoring the nest every to every other day to determine 
if the egg is accepted or rejected. The assistant may be responsible for 
removing eggs or chicks from nests so I can measure them with the 
spectrophotomer. I will be taking all spec measurements, but it is 
helpful to have another person during this process when I am measuring 
nestlings. In addition, I have been periodically measuring nestlings as 
they are developing in the nest (i.e. taking weight, bill and tarsus 
measurements, and taking morphological observations and photos with a 
digital camera). The assistant may be responsible for taking these 
measurements, as well, if necessary. The assistant will also help with 
banding any koel chicks that are found. Under my banding permit I am the 
only one allowed to do the actual banding, but the assistant may remove 
nestlings and take their measurements. The assistant may also be 
responsible for recording begging calls or filming nestling begging 
behaviour at nests. These tasks can be easy or very difficult and 
frustrating depending on the response of the parents to the equipment. 
At the end of each day, we will share the data entry load so as to stay 
organised and keep up with what has been done. This project is a great 
opportunity for any student searching for valuable field experience, 
especially if he/she intends to study birds in the future. However, the 
job will be challenging as I am studying three host species that tend to 
nest in different types of habitat. The busiest time of the season is 
Sept-Nov and each day will likely be a full workday (8-9 hours). While I 
fully intend to grant one day off a week, because of the nature of the 
project, it is almost inevitable that every day some nests will have to 
be checked. At this stage, this is a VOLUNTEER position. However, I have 
applied for numerous grants to aid in repaying the assistant for travel 
and living expenses (around $1,000 per month). I will not hear back 
about funding until around May or June. Qualifications: Field assistants 
should have a basic understanding of bird behaviour, especially nesting 
behaviour. Experience with banding is not mandatory, but preferred. Nest 
searching and monitoring are the main responsibilities of the assistant, 
so experience in this area is highly preferred, but again, not 
mandatory. The assistant should be able to quickly learn how to identify 
the study species in the field by sight and sound (this can be done 
before the field season begins). This will come with experience and 
practice, but is necessary if nests are to be found effectively. 
Experience handling eggs, nestlings, and wild birds and taking 
measurements with calipers is preferred, but not crucial. Experience 
with binoculars is crucial. Assistants should be in good physical 
condition and should have a good attitude about working outdoors in 
inclement conditions, as this job requires long hours of walking in 
potentially very hot weather, especially in November and December (26-32 
degrees C or 80-90 degrees F). Patience, positive attitudes, and a sense 
of humor are important, as some tasks can be long, tedious, and 
frustrating depending on the circumstances. Assistants should be 
comfortable lifting and carrying heavy equipment, such as a ladder. 
While wattlebirds tend to nest around 2-5m, the friarbirds and 
magpie-larks can have very high nests (8m or more). With the ladder and 
mirror pole, we can typically access nests that are up to 12m high. 
Assistants should be comfortable working on ladders. Being comfortable 
climbing and working in trees is a plus, but not required. The assistant 
should be comfortable working independently, as splitting up the various 
tasks between ourselves is the only way to complete all the jobs that 
must be done each day. This position requires quite a bit of travel, as 
the three species will not occur in high numbers at the same sites. It 
would be very helpful if the assistant had their own car/mode of 
transportation and mobile (but this is not a requirement, especially for 
those coming from overseas). The assistant would be reimbursed for any 
petrol costs. To Apply: If you are interested in this position, please 
send a cover letter, three references, and your CV/resume to (EM: 
virginia.abernathy AT anu.edu.au). Please include any previous research 
positions, classes, or experiences you may have had that qualify you for 
this position and the length of time you would be interested in working 
(e.g. beginning of Aug – end of September).

STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN – Department: Stewardship. Location: Wattles 
Stewardship Center, Port Murray NJ. Reports to: Stewardship Project 
Director - Forester. Job Classification: Full-time (40 hour week). Job 
Description: New Jersey Audubon’s mission is focused on fostering 
environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ's citizens; 
protecting NJ's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially 
endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of 
NJ's valuable natural habitats. Towards this end NJ Audubon’s 
Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central 
to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern 
and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship 
Department is working with public and private landowners, state and 
local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve 
wildlife resources. Serving as a member of the forest stewardship team, 
the Stewardship Technician’s duties will include collecting data to be 
used in the development of forest stewardship plans, processing 
inventory data using computer software, conducting field tasks 
associated with the implementation of stewardship practices and some 
report writing. Most of this work will occur in northern NJ; however, 
periodic travel into central and southern NJ is also required. Other 
Major Responsibilities: **Locating predetermined inventory locations in 
the field using maps, compass, and GPS units, and conducting standard 
tree mensuration measurements, as well as collecting data on other 
resources such as shrubs, herbaceous and non-native plants. **Works with 
other Stewardship staff to ensure that work is being completed in a 
timely and efficient manner. **Participates in writing technical 
documents related to natural resource management. **Participates and 
supports departmental staff members with other conservation projects 
including, but not limited to; tree and shrub planting, tree marking, 
thinning operations using chainsaws, herbicide applications, wetland or 
vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat projects, prescribed burning 
projects and wildlife barrier fence installations. **Flexibility to 
adjust hours to meet the needs of the stewardship department and 
organization as required. **Participates with other mission area staff 
to adopt a "team" approach towards daily operations at the assigned work 
station. Minimum Knowledge/Skills: Proficiency in the use of forestry 
field equipment such as a GPS, compass, diameter tape, clinometers, 
densitometer, tape measure, data collector, and range finder; or the 
ability to master use of this equipment in a short period of time. 
Proficiency in writing. Strong work ethic. A motivated self-starter who 
is also a strong team player. Detail oriented individual is essential. 
Possess effective time management skills. Ability to complete tasks 
independently when necessary. Computer literacy and working knowledge of 
a variety of software programs, including standard Microsoft software 
applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers) and GIS. Experience or 
ability to safely use and maintain land management tools and equipment, 
including backpack sprayers, planting bars, shovels, chainsaws, 
tractors, other miscellaneous power and construction tools. Preferred 
Additional Skills: Knowledge of ecological land management principles 
and silvicultural systems. Knowledge of current trends and practices in 
conservation science, with emphasis on ecological forest management. 
Experience with the standard concepts of forest measurements including: 
point and plot sampling, tree diameter measurements, product 
classification, merchantable and total tree height determinations, 
regeneration and understory vegetation assessments. Familiarity with 
forest inventory software. Herbicide applicator or operator license. 
Interest, training, and experience in prescribed fire management. 
Qualifications: **B.S. in forestry, natural resources or other closely 
related field preferred. **Thorough knowledge of trees and plants in NJ, 
including strong winter ID skills. **Must be able to perform field work 
under all types of adverse weather conditions. **Must be able to walk on 
uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 
35 lbs. **Must be willing to travel to different inventory locations 
throughout New Jersey and work weekends and nights as required. This 
requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Drivers License. 
**Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department 
and the organization. Starting Date: Immediate. Salary: Commensurate 
with experience. Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. 
Application: Qualified individuals may apply by sending resume with 
cover letter with salary requirements, three professional references and 
a writing sample, to (EM: don.donnelly AT njaudubon.org). New Jersey 
Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer.

PhD ASSISTANTSHIP IN AVIAN POPULATION ECOLOGY – We seek a self-motivated 
and creative doctoral student to conduct research on the population 
ecology of migratory songbirds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest 
in New Hampshire. Fieldwork will start in May 2015 and the student will 
enroll at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in the 2015 
spring semester. This dissertation research will be part of 
multi-investigator project involving UMBC, the Smithsonian Institution, 
Cornell University, and Wellesley College. The student will be 
co-advised by Dr. Colin Studds at UMBC and Dr. Scott Sillett at the 
Smithsonian, and be supported by both teaching and research 
assistantships. A key project objective is to understand how songbird 
population dynamics are shaped by environmental variation, including 
cyclic fluctuation in climate, tree mast, and predator abundance. The 
student will have freedom to develop a thesis topic, so long as the 
dissertation overlaps with this objective. We welcome applications from 
prospective students with a record of academic excellence, a strong 
interest in avian ecology and demography, and extensive training in the 
observation, capture, and handling of wild birds. Ideal candidates will 
have a Master’s degree, skill with quantitative methods, at least one 
publication, and graduate coursework in statistics and ecology. The 
successful applicant will need to meet the entrance requirements for 
doctoral candidates in UMBC’s Department of Geography and Environmental 
Systems . To apply, email your CV (including 
names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references) and a 
one-page statement of research interests to (EM: bird.student2015 AT 
pobox.com). We anticipate selecting a PhD candidate by September 2014.

BIRD SURVEY VOLUNTEERS - KENYA – An extraordinary effort to conserve 
birds, mammals, and habitat next to the Masai Mara ecosystem in western 
Kenya" June 8 - 21, 2014. Team meets in Nairobi, Kenya. Assist 
conservation ornithologist Dr. Dusti Becker, Bridget Gies, and local 
Maasai with a community-based wildlife conservation and ecotourism 
effort next to the world famous Masai Mara in Kenya. Many of the Mara's 
wild animals have declined by over 60% due to poaching and habitat 
damage around the reserve. Our project is working to create win-win 
economic options for local Maasai by sustaining native habitats and 
wildlife for ecotourism instead of allowing deforestation and expansion 
of monoculture maize plantations. Volunteer teams survey birds and 
mammals on the Siria Plateau and help local Maasai develop walking 
safaris and an environmentally progressive campsite. Bird survey 
volunteers determine detectability of bird species in different habitats 
creating a baseline for monitoring avian populations on the Siria 
Plateau. We will develop a suite of avian indicator species for 
monitoring the status of birds in forest, grassland, and woodland 
habitats of the ecosystem. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to 
go on several birding-walking safaris and provide feedback to Maasai 
guides in training. There are around 450 bird species in the area, so 
the birding is fantastic! Volunteers may help with data entry and 
analysis, and provide suggestions for improving ecotourism and business 
management. Volunteers may also participate in discussions about the 
formation of a wildlife conservancy on Maasai lands. Read more about 
this project http://lifenetnature.org/ Cost-share donation: $1550 - 
covers project costs in Kenya - cooks, camping fees, meals, 
transportation and drivers, community conservation fees, and much more. 
(Airfare to Nairobi and costs in Nairobi are not included). Full day 
safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve is an add-on option. 
Qualifications: Excellent birding skills, have your own high quality 
binoculars, ability to ID birds reliably with field guides, ability to 
learn vocalizations quickly, ability with a camera (ideally come on the 
project with a good camera with telephoto), good physical health and 
ability to walk up to 8 miles in a day. How to apply: Download 
application form from volunteer page of Life Net Nature website. 
Complete and email it along with cover letter and resume (optional) to 
Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org).

PhD OPPORTUNITIES IN AVIAN ECOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA – Location: Deakin 
University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and at remote Australian field 
sites. Duration: Open. Job Type: PhD Student. Job Description: We are 
seeking a highly qualified and motivated student to work with us on a 
field-based research project based in AUSTRALIA, in the Centre for 
Integrative Ecology at Deakin University. We have funding in place that 
will provide tuition fees, health cover, living stipend (approx. $25,392 
/year tax-free, with no teaching requirements). Additionally, students 
may qualify for $5,000/year research funds. The Project: An exciting PhD 
opportunity is available to investigate linkages between consistent 
individual differences in behaviour (i.e. ‘personality’), reproductive 
behavior, and reproductive success in the Flame Robin. Field work will 
be conducted in the alpine setting of Mt. Buffalo National Park, 
Victoria, near the town of Bright. Potential topics include (but are not 
restricted to) studying links between behavioral variation and 
reproductive success, song repertoire, colouration, and anti-predator 
strategies (i.e. nest site selection). The student will be jointly 
supervised by Assoc. Prof. Peter Biro, and Dr. Christa Beckmann. 
Qualifications: We are looking for an enthusiastic student with a 
passion for animal behaviour, life-history theory and conducting 
field-based research. Preference given to candidates with willingness to 
conduct field work alone in remote areas. Required skills include: 
bird-banding, nest searching, behavioural observations. To Apply: 
Interested students are invited to email their CV, contact details for 
two academic referees, academic transcript (unofficial copies OK), and a 
letter describing their research interests and field skills to CHRISTA 
BECKMANN (EM: c.beckmannATdeakin.edu.au)

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST II, RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER COORDINATOR Agency: South 
Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources. Location: South Carolina, near 
Columbia Deadline: April 25, 2014 Design and carry out red-cockaded 
woodpecker monitoring and enhancement projects; assess compartment level 
and stand level management needs; develop vegetation management 
prescriptions; supervise and assist with monitoring nest productivity, 
excavation of artificial cavities, banding of juvenile and adult birds, 
and conducting annual census; and represent DNR on enforcement and 
permitting issues and other special situations as required. Review 
requests from landowners for enrollment; inspect sites for compliance 
and contract evaluation; provide technical support; and execute 
agreements and associated paperwork. Requirements: A master's degree in 
biology, chemistry or wildlife management or a bachelor's degree and two 
(2) years experience in wildlife management or research programs. 
Knowledge of red-cockaded woodpecker (rcw) biology and management; 
knowledge of federal and state laws and regulatory procedures pertaining 
to row recovery and management; familiarity with longleaf pine ecosystem 
and general southeast forest management practices; ability to 
communicate effectively in writing and verbally with peers and 
landowners on technical and non-technical subjects; ability to work with 
specialized equipment, including off-road vehicles, chain saws, and 
Swedish ladders; familiarity with bird identification and ecology and 
qualified in bird-banding; and a working knowledge of SC geography and 
natural history. For more information and to apply online see 
http://jobs.sc.gov Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Biologist 
II. Closes April 25, 2014

PHD STUDENT POSITION: “Effects of ecological restoration on bird 
assemblages in northern forests” at the Swedish University of 
Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Website: 

http://www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/new-phd-student/Read-more/?sprak=e&Uid=921 

Location: Umeå, Sweden. Duration: 4 years. Job Type: Full-time. 
Application Deadline: 9 May 2014. Job Description: “Effects of 
ecological restoration on bird assemblages in northern forests”. Due to 
negative effects of past land use on biodiversity, there is a growing 
recognition that successful biodiversity conservation will often 
necessitate restoration of ecosystems. In the boreal and hemiboreal 
biomes, little is known about the ecological effects of emerging forest 
restoration measures. This PhD project aims to quantify the effects of 
forest restoration on northern bird assemblages, with a focus on 
resident species of particular conservation concern (e.g. red-listed 
Picidae and declining Paridae). It builds on large-scale field 
experiments designed in collaboration with practitioners to evaluate 
restoration methods that are relevant to forest set-asides (gap 
creation, prescribed burning, conifer removal and active dead wood 
creation). The tasks will include, among others, planning and performing 
fieldwork in forest, analyzing data, writing scientific manuscripts, 
taking doctoral courses, and presenting the work at seminars and 
conferences. The PhD student will work in a dynamic research environment 
as part of the Forest BIOCORE research group at the Dept. of Wildlife, 
Fish, and Environmental Studies (www.slu.se/wfe/biocore and 
http://phdatvfm.weebly.com/). The position is based in Umeå, the largest 
town in northern Sweden with approx. 117,000 inhabitants and two 
universities, a high standard of living, and good flight connections to 
Stockholm. This is a four-year position with a starting salary of 
approx. SEK 23,500 per month and social benefits. There are no tuition 
fees. Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated candidate having an MSc 
degree or the equivalent in biology, forestry, or other areas of natural 
resource management, preferably with a specialization in ecology or 
conservation. Knowledge of avian ecology, field ornithology, forest 
management, and statistical methods is advantageous, as is an interest 
in pursuing a career in academia. Proven excellence in written and 
spoken English is essential and a driver’s license is required. The 
candidate is expected to be capable and willing to take initiative and 
work independently as well as in a team. Your application should include 
a CV, a short text describing your suitability for the position and 
explaining why you are interested, copies of degree certificates and 
transcripts (university level), a copy of your MSc or BSc thesis and of 
relevant scientific articles/reports (if any), and contact information 
of at least two reference persons. To Apply: Apply online at 

http://www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/new-phd-student/Read-more/?sprak=e&Uid=921 



BIRD TECHNICIAN NEEDED for help conducting point counts at various 
wetland sites in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in 
Northern California from Early June- Sept 26th. The overall goal of this 
research is to examine the influence of climate, land use change and 
water use on West Nile virus (WNV) transmission and risk, including 
quantifying mosquito and host abundance at a series of wetlands and 
estimating the potential threat to adjacent homeowners. A key part of 
this research is to understand how changes to the bird community at each 
wetland may affect dynamics of WNV transmission. Field work primarily 
involves driving to various wetland sites and conducting early morning 
point counts of birds using distance sampling. In addition, some 
mosquito trapping, mosquito identification, fish/aquatic invertebrate 
sampling, data entry and various other tasks may arise depending on need 
during the field season. Normal work schedule will be: 5 days on with 
weekends off. Housing is provided at the Sierra Foothills Research and 
Extension Center located in Browns Valley, CA (60 miles Northeast of 
Sacramento). Qualifications: Ideal applicants have demonstrable ability 
to confidently identify birds of Northern California by sight and sound. 
Previous experience conducting point counts of birds would also be 
helpful. In addition, ability to work independently as well as part of a 
team and interact with landowners when necessary, interests in disease 
ecology and/or avian conservation and familiarity with MS excel. Valid 
driver’s license required. $1400/month + housing provided. Start date: 
Early June 2014. Email cover letter explaining why you are interested in 
this position, resume and contact information (phone and email) for 3 
references in a single file (preferably Word or pdf), and please type 
“Bird field technician- West Nile Virus” in the subject line of the 
email to TONY KOVACH (EM: tokovach AT gmail.com). Please indicate 
whether you are available for the full field season (Early June-End of 
Sept) or give estimated dates of availability. Deadline for 
applications: Open until position is filled

SPOTTED SANDPIPER RESEARCH FIELD ASSISTANT --Organization: University of 
Chicago. Application deadline: Open until position is filled Location: 
Beaver Island, Michigan. Duration: 04/28/2014 through late July (dates 
are flexible). Job type: Field assistant. Job Description: One field 
assistant is needed from approximately April 28th through late-July to 
help with a project on the behavioral ecology of spotted sandpipers in 
Michigan. The field assistant will work closely with a graduate student 
to help capture and band adult birds and chicks. The assistant will also 
help locate nests, conduct focal observations, and determine territory 
size using a GPS. The work will be carried out on Beaver Island, 
Michigan. There is a small town on the island, but travel to and from 
the island is somewhat limited. The assistant will be responsible for 
transportation to and from Beaver Island (or to and from Chicago). The 
position is volunteer, but room and board will be covered. Ideally the 
field assistant will be available starting on April 28th, but the date 
is flexible. Qualifications: The field assistant needs to be comfortable 
walking several miles a day and working outside for approximately eight 
hours a day, sometimes in adverse conditions. The assistant is expected 
to keep organized notes and be a responsible team member. Experience 
working with birds and mist nets is preferred, but not required. To 
Apply: Please send your cover letter, CV, and a list of three 
references' contact information to MISHA BLIZARD (EM: blizard AT 
uchicago.edu). Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are submitted.

FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS at WEST, Inc. Website: http://www.west-inc.com 
Location: Riverside County, CA. Duration: 6 weeks. Job Type: Temporary. 
Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: Primary duties are to conduct 
baseline wildlife studies at one or more sites proposed for renewable 
energy development in Riverside County, California. Work may include 
various types of avian point counts including bird use counts [BUCs], 
small bird counts [SBCs], avian migration surveys. Work requires the 
ability to identify California bird species by sight and sound, 
especially southern California desert species. –AND- the ability to 
identify raptors present in the western US in general and southern 
California desert raptors specifically, by sight, sometimes at great 
distances. Must have excellent birding and observation skills and be 
able to take detailed field notes and collect behavioral and spatial use 
data according to established protocols. Skilled use of topographic 
maps, GPS units, 4x4 vehicle, and other field equipment is required. 
Will require hiking in rugged desert terrain. Work is full time (approx. 
40 hrs/week) for 6 weeks, beginning now, with the possibility of 
continuing after initial tasks are completed. Hiring to begin 
immediately and successful applicants will be expected to begin work in 
southern California as soon as they can get to the Project location. 
Compensation: Wages $20.00/hr. Housing in the Blythe, CA area will be 
provided. Mileage reimbursement will be provided if personal vehicle is 
used, otherwise vehicle provided. Per diem will be provided if housing 
is in a hotel or motel. Qualifications: Those applying MUST possess the 
following: * significant and demonstrable birding skills including 
raptor ID and experience conducting point-counts * good organizational 
skills, attention to detail, and flexibility * ability to work 
independently and interact positively with project managers, clients, 
landowners, and other technicians * overall dedication to excellence and 
sense of pride in their work * good vision and hearing * valid Driver’s 
License *experience driving 4-wheel drive vehicle OTHER DESIRABLE 
experience or skills: * strong academic background and performance. B.S. 
degree in biology preferred TO APPLY: In a single WORD or PDF document 
include a cover letter, your current resume, and three references with 
phone numbers and email addresses. Title the document with your first 
and last name and send to: (EM: klevenstein AT west-inc.com AND EM: 
achatfield AT west-inc.com). Subject Line should read "Riverside County 
wildlife surveys." WEST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at The University of 
Tennessee. Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: Richmond, 
KY; Jackson, KY; Lewisburg, TN. Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Temporary. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at the 
University of Tennessee is in search of 3 technicians who will conduct 
grassland/early successional bird monitoring and nest searching from 
early May to approximately early August. Technicians will be based in 
Lewisburg, TN, Richmond, KY or Jackson, KY. There will be some 
flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will depend on 
level of experience with grassland bird monitoring and need. Salary is 
$1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and 
early successional birds, vegetation sampling, and data entry. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include bobolink, dickcissel, field 
sparrow, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow); 
distance sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and 
identification; and basic vegetation identification. Preference will be 
given to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skill. Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected as pre-treatment data for a patch-burn grazing study that will 
be implemented next year. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field is preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars. 
Experienced applicants will be considered for a crew leader position at 
each site in each state, but must provide evidence of their ability to 
supervise a research crew. To Apply: Electronic applications are 
preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work 
experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership 
experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: 
Dr. CHRIS LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES) at the Caltrans 
Department of Transportation. Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,784.00. Posted: 
04/09/2014. Job Description: Multiple vacancies exist; please reference 
PARF 04-4-0407, 0541, 0549 & 0591 on application. All applications will 
be screened, and the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.For 
recruitment purposes, we will also consider Environmental Planner (NS) 
and Associate Environmental Planner. Under the general supervision of a 
Senior Environmental Planner, the Environmental/Associate Environmental 
Planner (Natural Sciences) performs the more difficult and complex 
natural science studies. The incumbent will research and develop reports 
to inventory, identify, and analyze vegetation and wildlife and assist 
in the design, development, and recommendation of mitigation measures to 
avoid, reduce, or compensate for impacts to biotic resources. Incumbent 
may also conduct or oversee construction monitoring activities, assist 
in the design, development and recommendation of mitigation measures to 
avoid, reduce or compensate for impacts to biotic resources, assist in 
the preparation of permits or amendments. The Associate may act as lead 
over special projects or provide guidance to lesser experienced staff. 
These positions involve extensive travel.To learn how to become a civil 
service employee, visit the State Personnel Board’s website (URL: 
http://www.spb.ca.gov). All methods of appointment will be considered 
(e.g. list appointment, transfer, re-instatement, surplus, SROA, 
re-employment, Training & Development assignment, etc.). All applicants 
must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification in order to 
be eligible for appointment to the position. Your application must 
clearly demonstrate how your experience meets those qualifications. A 
link to the class specification has been provided and the minimum 
qualifications are highlighted. To view the Class Specification (URL: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_aep_ep(ns).pdf). 
To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement 
(URL: 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep_904_138_enviro_040914.pdf). 
To view the Associate Environmental Planner (NS) Duty Statement (URL: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/aep(ns)_904_138_permits_040914.pdf). 

To view the ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (Natural Sciences) Duty Statement 
(URL: 

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/Duty_Statements/ep(ns)_904_138_environ_040914.pdf); 

Cert 10010173, Cert 10010172, Cert 10009935. Additional Information: 
Working Title: None Specified; Position Number: 904 - 138 - 4680 - xxx. 
Will also consider hiring a(n): Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) 
$3,106.00 - $4,810.00; Associate Environmental Planner $4,619.00 - 
$5,784.00. Location : Oakland - Multiple Vacancies; County: Alameda; 
Timebase: Full Time; Tenure: Permanent month(s); Final Filing Date: 
Until Filled; Department Link: http://www.dot.ca.gov Contact 
Unit/Address: Office of Biological Sciences & Permits, 111 Grand Avenue, 
Oakland, CA 94612. Contact Name/Phone: SAMIRA ABUBEKR, (PH: 510-286-6313 
EM: samira.abubekr AT dot.ca.gov).

EDUCATION & OUTREACH COORDINATOR at Hawks Aloft, Inc, a New Mexico 
conservation organization, has an opening for an Education & Outreach 
Coordinator. We invite enthusiastic applicants with experience working 
with youth in conservation education and volunteer coordination to apply 
for this unique and exciting position. Hawks Aloft offers a wide variety 
of age-appropriate programs, ranging from single visit school 
presentations to comprehensive, school-year-long programs for low-income 
and rural schools. Our programs are conservation and science-based with 
an emphasis on raptor biology. We also conduct corporate and adult 
education programs and public outreach booths. Hawks Aloft is active in 
the conservation community in New Mexico and has a solid history of 
working in collaborative endeavors, including coordinating regional 
science conferences. For more information, visit our website: 
http://www.hawksaloft.org. Education & Outreach Coordinator Position 
Summary: Primary Duties: **Conduct conservation education programs at 
K-12 schools across New Mexico (mostly in the Albuquerque metro area); 
** Develop new curriculum with a focus on live birds of prey and 
relevant ecological concepts; ** Run public outreach booths as needed, 
usually about once a month; ** Recruit and coordinate volunteers; ** 
Assist in the care of our 25 non-releasable raptors. Required 
Qualifications: **Bachelor’s in education, biology, or related field; ** 
Demonstrated experience with experiential learning; ** Availability to 
occasionally work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends); ** 
Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle; ** Strong time management & 
organization skills; ** Detail-oriented; ** Ability to work well in a 
small, team-oriented organization. Preferred Qualifications: **Master’s 
in education, biology, or related field; ** Excellent writing abilities; 
** Experience with Wordpress (html) website maintenance; ** Experience 
with Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Excel; ** Experience with low-income 
schools/students; ** Experience teaching a broad range of age groups. 
This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. Start date is as 
soon as a suitable applicant is located. This is a full-time, permanent 
position that requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with some weekends 
and evenings. Annual salary range is $25,000-$27,000 plus a generous 
benefit package. To apply, send a cover letter with dates of 
availability, resume, and at least three references to (EM: gail AT 
hawksaloft.org); or Hawks Aloft, Inc., Attn: Gail Garber, Executive 
Director, PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184 (PH: 505-828-9455, EM: 
http://www.hawksaloft.org).

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN Location: Mesa and Delta Counties, Colorado. 
Dates: June 1 – August 15, 2014 (dates are flexible). Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: Led by faculty and research scientists at 
Colorado State University and the USDA National Wildlife Research 
Center, this study will investigate the sensory ecology of bird foraging 
and evaluate the ecological and economic tradeoffs associated with avian 
species in agricultural systems. Primary responsibilities will include 
assisting the principle investigator and graduate student conducting 
bird point counts and foraging observations in Mesa and/or Delta 
Counties, Colorado. The intern will also be responsible for assisting 
with fruit damage assessments, regular data entry, and other 
project-related duties as needed. A total intern stipend of no less than 
$4,000 will be provided, based on experience. Transportation to and from 
the field location will not be provided, however, daily transportation 
between study sites and the living area will be covered. Housing in the 
field will also be provided, but will be primitive (either camping or 
trailer). Other benefits include the opportunity to gain valuable field 
research experience using standard and innovative survey techniques and 
interaction with an interdisciplinary group of scholars and 
practitioners working collaboratively on agriculture and conservation 
research and outreach. Qualifications: All applicants must have a strong 
work ethic, be organized, have the ability to work independently and 
with others, be able to meet the physical requirements of the position 
(e.g. rising early to conduct point counts; hiking, bending, climbing 
ladders in orchards; etc.), and have a clean driving history and a valid 
driver’s license. Flexibility and critical thinking are highly desired 
characteristics of applicants as this study is in its first year and 
methods may require modification throughout the season. Highly-qualified 
applicants will have experience mist-netting, conducting point counts or 
foraging observations, and/or will be able to identify birds of the 
western U.S. by sight and sound. It is important to be capable of 
interacting respectfully with private landowners as all of the research 
will occur on private lands. To Apply: Combine 1) a cover letter 
describing your interest in the position, qualifications and relevant 
experience; 2) a résumé or CV; and 3) a list of three professional 
references and contact information into a single document and email to 
ANNA MANGAN (EM: annamangan AT gmail.com) with “Research Technician 
Application 2014” in the subject line. Please include your first and 
last name in the filename.

VEGETATION/SMALL MAMMAL TECH- White Mountain National Forest Position – 
Description: Technician needed July 14th to Aug 15th to assist graduate 
student with gathering vegetation data along hiking trails in the White 
Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. We will be covering 10 
different mid to high elevation mountain routes within the Presidential 
range; using variable radius plots to quantify tree basal area by size 
and species at several points along each route. We anticipate typical 
8-10 hour days, 5 days a week, Mon-Fri when possible (dependant on 
weather). There also exists a strong possibility that the tech will 
assist with deploying and checking red squirrel traps as well as aiding 
in the collection of data in relation to squirrels. Pay is $400/wk plus 
housing will be provided in nearby Bartlett, NH Qualifications: This 
position will absolutely require the ability and appreciation for hiking 
up/over steep, uneven, and often strenuous terrain for long periods of 
time, up to 8 miles a day, five days a week. Further, ideal candidates 
will possess the ability to identify the trees of the both northern 
hardwoods and spruce/fir forest as well as preferably be able to use a 
prism and dbh tape (or at least learn). Lastly, an attention to detail, 
solid work ethic, adaptability, and positive attitude are a must. 
Willingness to trap and assist with recording data on red squirrels, if 
in the case that we do incorporate such into the study, is also a plus.

BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT FOR RADIO TELEMETRY FALL MIGRATION STUDY 
Organization: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Location: Coastal 
Maine, near Acadia National Park Deadline: 1 June 2014. BANDING 
ASSISTANTS (2) needed to help with a fall migration radio telemetry 
study in coastal Maine. Primary duties will include setting up mist 
nets, banding station, and automated telemetry stations, extracting 
songbirds from mist nets, assisting with banding, recording data, manual 
telemetry, vegetation surveys, data entry, and other tasks as needed. 
Work will be 6-7 days a week, and include early mornings. The work will 
be primarily out of the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Steuben 
ME, though we may occasionally travel to the nearby Acadia National Park 
research center, and throughout coastal Maine, to service automated 
telemetry receivers, and download data. Housing is available on the 
refuge in a RV camper trailer with full kitchen, right on the coast. 
Tenting is also permitted. The refuge is remote (~15 minutes to the 
closest small town), and buggy in the early fall, but very beautiful. 
There are excellent bird-watching, kayaking, hiking and photography 
opportunities on the refuge, nearby sources for fresh seafood and 
organic produce, and Mexican, pizza, and diner fare in nearby 
Millbridge. Applicants must have some prior banding experience, be able 
to reasonably identify some fall songbird migrants, be hard working, 
willing to learn new skills, have a positive attitude, be jovial in the 
face of mosquitos, and enjoy remote and rustic living conditions. We 
have mornings with high-volume captures, so applicants must also ALREADY 
BE VERY SKILLED at extracting birds from mist nets, rapidly and safely. 
The job will provide training in applying radio transmitters, collecting 
and processing blood samples, identifying aging and sexing songbirds, 
conducting manual telemetry, and vegetation surveys. Training in solar 
panel set up, deploying automated telemetry units, and in downloading 
and processing data also available if there is interest. The job will 
run from roughly August 21, 2014 until October 21, 2014. Pay will be 
$400 -500/week dependent on experience ($3,600 for 9 weeks - $4500 for 9 
weeks). There is also opportunity to work per diem before and after the 
field season, setting up receivers on islands. This requires boat rides, 
lifting heavy objects, using tools, and following directions. Interested 
applicants should send a single document containing a cover letter, 
resume, and contact information for three references to smetzer180 AT 
gmail.com. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please include your 
interest in applying, and any relevant experience. Deadline is June 1, 
2014. This project is a collaborative effort between the USFWS and the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED (2) – Behavioral ecology of Variegated 
& Red-backed fairy-wrens - Location: Queensland, Australia. Duration: 4 
– 5 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Description: 
Volunteer field assistants needed from ~ Aug. 22, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015 
(dates somewhat flexible) for a study of the social and breeding 
behavior of Variegated and Red-backed fairy-wrens in Queensland, 
Australia. Research will focus on continuing a long-term monitoring 
project and conducting behavioral studies of graduate students from 
Cornell University (additional information at 
http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html). Duties 
include nest searching and monitoring, target netting, collection of 
blood samples, behavioral observations, territory mapping, and data 
entry. Previous experience with nest searching is highly desired. Mist 
netting, banding, and bleeding experience is also preferred, but not 
required. The study site is rugged, hot, and venomous snakes and ticks 
are quite common. Therefore, applicants must be able to hike rough areas 
off-trail, withstand conditions at the site, and maintain a positive and 
energetic attitude despite long hours in hot and humid conditions. Work 
schedules and duties will vary, so flexibility is a must. Assistants 
will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities (Wallabies, 
platypus, koalas, kookaburra, etc.), proximity to Queensland rainforest 
and the surrounding area of Brisbane. Food and housing will be provided, 
however, assistants will have to provide their own airfare to and from 
Australia. Review of applications will begin immediately and will 
continue until positions are filled (~ late May - early June 2014). 
Qualifications: Previous experience with nest searching is highly 
desired. Mist netting, banding, and bleeding experience is also 
preferred, but not required. Applicants must be self-motivated and be 
able to maintain a positive attitude despite challenging field 
conditions. To apply, please send cover letter detailing interests and 
previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV, and a list of 
3 references to DERRICK THRASHER (EM: djt224 AT cornell.edu). Please 
feel free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application 
process or on the project in general.

FIELD BIOLOGIST - RAPTOR MONITOR – NaturEner is seeking to immediately 
fill several raptor monitoring positions for work year-round in Montana. 
Responsibilities may include: **Daily avian point counts from sunrise to 
sunset at pre-determined locations **Correlate visual observations with 
radar system detections to accurately identify raptors and improve trend 
associations, in effort to avoid avian collisions with wind turbines. 
**Call turbine curtailments daily during all monitoring hours. **Data 
gathering; data entry; preparation of daily and weekly reports . 
**Additional responsibilities and field surveys, as required. Working 
Conditions and Location: Successful candidates will work outdoors in the 
Shelby /Rim Rock area in Montana in and near the Glacier I, Glacier II 
and Rim Rock wind farms. These positions require fieldwork in extreme 
weather. Additionally, hours will vary, but will span the period between 
sunrise to sunset on most occasions.
Additional requirements: **Successful applicants must be available to 
start work in northern Montana (travel assistance provided) by May 15, 
2014, or sooner. **Must provide proper personal field attire (for cold, 
wind, rain, snow, mud). Long pants and hiking or steel-toed boots are 
required. **Binoculars are required. **This is the second season of a 
pilot study. Daily duties and schedules can change with little to no 
prior notice. You must be flexible and willing to fulfill duties of the 
job on an as-needed basis. **Field vehicles will be provided, but you 
must provide your own transportation to the work site. Knowledge, Skills 
and Abilities **Applicants must be able to confidently and accurately 
identify soaring raptors at long distances with low light conditions 
using high powered optics. Workers may be required to learn to operate 
avian radar systems and determine raptor habitat use trends. **Must be 
able to critically think about raptor movements and behavior related to 
environmental conditions. **Highly motivated with excellent data 
management skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills. 
**Must have demonstrated ability to work independently and stay alert 
for long hours in the field during periods of little to no avian 
activity. **Detail oriented, resourceful, strong time management skills. 
**Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in schedule and/or work 
duties performed. **B.S. or equivalent field experience in Wildlife 
Biology, Ecology ,or Natural Resource management; however, candidates 
will be evaluated based on demonstrated knowledge and experience may 
also be considered. **Proficiency with MS Office and ArcGIS Compensation 
**Commensurate with experience **Full benefits package . The point of 
contact for qualified applicants is: ROSAURA R. VELASQUEZ, Director, 
Human Resources (EM: rvelasquez AT naturener.net).

AVIAN PHYSIOLOGY FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign. Location: Aiken, South Carolina. Duration: 4 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: 
We are looking for someone to fill 1 position, starting immediately and 
lasting until August 1, 2014 for an ongoing study on the physiology of 
temperate-zone birds in South Carolina. The research project is 
affiliated with the Savannah River Ecology Lab and is part of a larger 
comparative project investigating avian metabolic responses to 
temperature across latitude. We are looking for enthusiastic field 
technicians with a good work ethic and a strong interest in avian 
ecology and evolution. Responsibilities will include mist-netting, 
bird-banding, blood-sampling, morphological measurements, measurements 
of metabolic rates using open-flow respirometry systems, data entry, and 
organizational tasks. Previous experience with mist-netting and 
bird-banding is required. Respirometry is a standard physiological 
method that is used to measure oxygen consumption, which is a proxy for 
metabolic rate. Birds will be captured and transported to the 
laboratory, where they will be measured and subsequently released within 
24 hours of capture. The 3-person field crew will live together in a 
field house in Aiken, South Carolina, which is about 25 minutes away 
from the field site and the Savannah River Site. Technicians will be 
paid $12/hour and expected to work 40 hours/week. Housing and utilities 
will not be covered. A project vehicle will be provided for 
transportation to and from the field site and gasoline will be covered. 
Applicants should be physically fit, be able to deal with hot and humid 
conditions and lots of biting insects. Applicants must also be able to 
live in close quarters with other crew members. Qualifications: Previous 
experience mist-netting and bird-banding is required. To apply, send: 1) 
resume 2) email and phone numbers of 3 references familiar with your 
field skills, personality, and motivation to: HENRY POLLOCK and DR. 
JEFFREY BRAWN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of 
Natural Resources (EM: hpollock AT illinois.edu). Please use the subject 
line "South Carolina avian physiology field assistant application". We 
are looking to hire someone immediately....applications will be 
evaluated on a first come, first serve basis.

STATE WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN COORDINATOR at Maryland Department of Natural 
Resources. Website: http://www.dnr.maryland.gov Location: Annapolis, MD. 
Duration: 18 months. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 28 Apr 
2014. Job Description: The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and 
Heritage Service, is currently accepting applications for a long-term 
contractual State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator (Natural Resources 
Biologist II). This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with no 
benefits. Salary is $19.44-$25.12/hour. The position is available 
immediately and will end in October 2015. This position will be based in 
Annapolis, Maryland and will coordinate a revision of the 2005 Maryland 
State Wildlife Action Plan (Wildlife Diversity Conservation Plan). 
Duties will include reviewing the current plan; compiling information to 
meet plan revision requirements; reviewing best practices guidance and 
regional conservation information for incorporation into the revised 
plan; standardizing terminology to that of regional standards; meeting 
with federal reviewers and state partners; gathering input from 
Department of Natural Resources staff, stakeholders, and the public; 
organizing outreach activities; and writing or revising plan sections as 
needed. The position will work with a planning team to ensure that 
revisions will meet federal requirements for approval. Qualifications: 
Applicants must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
PREFERENCE: Experience including a demonstrated ability to write large 
documents such as conservation plans, manage a complex project, and work 
with diverse individuals and stakeholder groups is preferred. 
Familiarity with Maryland species and habitats is preferred. A working 
knowledge of ArcMap, Microsoft Word, and Excel is also preferred. 
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Education: Possession of 
a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, 
biochemistry, environmental science, aquaculture, natural science, 
natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, 
physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife 
management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of 
study. Experience: Two years of experience in professional biological 
work in the field of natural resources management. Notes: 1. Additional 
professional experience conducting research and analysis in the fields 
of biology, biochemistry, environmental science, natural science, 
natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, 
physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife 
management or zoology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for 
the required degree. 2. Candidates may substitute graduate education 
beyond a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a 
natural resources related field of study as described above at the rate 
of 15 graduate credits for one year of the required experience. To 
Apply: Please be sure to provide sufficient information on your 
application to show that you meet the qualifications for this 
recruitment. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed 
to the next phase of evaluation. Report all experience and education 
that is related to this position. Relevant college courses should be 
listed on the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of 
completing the application. TO APPLY: All applications should be 
completed electronically online at the DBM Website: 
http://www.jobaps.com/MD/. Please see job number 14-999999-391. The 
State of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NORTH AMERICAN BANDING COUNCIL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITY at North 
American Banding Council. Website: http://www.nabanding.net Location: 
Rhode Island. Duration: 3 days. Job Description: The North American 
Banding Council (NABC) and Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) 
will be hosting a NABC Evaluation Session in conjunction with the 2014 
joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson 
Ornithological Society. The Evaluation will occur immediately after the 
meeting, June 1 – 3, in South Kingston, Rhode Island at the Kingston 
Wildlife Research Station. Certification will be offered for landbirds 
at the Assistant Bander and Bander levels. Qualifications: Participates 
should have substantial experience operating mistnests, identifying and 
banding passerines and near-passerines in the hand, and in depth applied 
knowledge of advanced sexing and ageing techniques. Participates are 
encouraged to visit NABC’s website for more information on the 
evaluation process, including reviewing expectations for candidates at 
Bander-level certification sessions. Information can be found at: 
http://www.nabanding.net/certification-process/. To Apply: The 
certification will cost $125 ($35 NABC evaluation fee + $90 
certification fee) payable to the North American Banding Council. 
Participants will also be responsible for covering personal costs (ie., 
accommodation/camping) during the evaluation. For more information or to 
apply please contact IAN AUSPREY (EM: iausprey AT yahoo.com). Applicants 
should include a CV detailing past experiences banding landbirds and 
extracting birds from mistnets, including approximate numbers of birds 
handled.

AVIAN BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN at Northern Arizona University. Website: 
http://nau.edu/Centers-Institutes/Colorado-Plateau-Research-Station/ 
Location: Flagstaff, AZ. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: Two 
Positions available to conduct point count surveys, bird banding and 
insect/ vegetation sampling to assist with research examining tamarisk 
leaf beetle affects on breeding birds and their riparian habitat along 
the Virgin River in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. The technicians will 
conduct point count surveys, mist-net birds to collect fecal samples, 
bird handling/banding, and data entry and will help sample for tamarisk 
leaf beetles and collect vegetation data. Qualifications: Bird Point 
count and banding experience with knowledge of southwestern riparian 
migrants and residents preferable. Able to identify southwestern birds 
visually, and by call and song. The field season is scheduled to run 
from May 12 - July 20. Lodging and vehicles will be provided. Salary 
range $11:00-$12.50 depending on experience. Able to hike long distances 
and endure hot conditions. To Apply: Send resume and three references to 
(EM: matthew.johnson AT nau.edu).

CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST at HawkWatch International. Website: 
http://hawkwatch.org Location: Salt Lake City, Utah. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: In 
collaboration with HawkWatch International (HWI) staff and others, the 
Conservation Biologist is a trained scientist who is responsible for 
assisting the Conservation Science Director and other scientists with 
the development and implementation of HWI’s research projects, 
partnerships, and contracts with Industry and Government and the 
dissemination and promotion of HWI’s conservation science. The 
Conservation Biologist builds relationships and collaborates on 
scientific research and monitoring projects with land managers, 
industry, and others to ensure that new and existing developments such 
as transmission lines, wind farms, solar developments, roads, and other 
man-made structures are built and managed in the most environmentally 
responsible manner possible. The Conservation Biologist will assist with 
acquiring and managing projects towards these ends. Working with other 
team members, the Conservation Biologist proactively builds partnerships 
with other institutions, entities, organizations, and agencies; uses 
current scientific methods, knowledge, and innovative science-based 
approaches to ensure responsible management of raptors and their 
habitats in relation to specific challenges; and communicates and 
publishes findings of conservation research. A strong team ethic is 
required to effectively collaborate with other scientists and 
conservation entities to identify and resolve technical issues and to 
widely communicate solutions and best practices. Qualifications: MS 
degree and 2 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent 
combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience 
influencing, developing, and implementing science-based study, 
monitoring, and management plans. Knowledge of raptor and avian census 
techniques, current management, and conservation issues. Experience 
managing projects, including budgeting and financial management. 
Proposal, contract, and/or grant writing experience. Knowledge of 
current trends and practices in relevant conservation discipline(s) and 
regions. Manages time and diverse activities under deadlines while 
delivering quality results. Communicates clearly via written, spoken, 
and graphical means. Ability to build partnerships (community, 
government, industry, etc.), including networking with conservation 
contacts; political savvy. Proven interpersonal, communication, and 
negotiation skills. Familiarity with federal regulations, guidelines, 
and suggested practices regarding raptors. Valid driver’s license, safe 
driving record, current insurance and reliable personal vehicle for work 
use. To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter expressing 
interest, summarizing qualifications and professional goals, and 
detailing availability, and a detailed resume or curriculum vitae 
including at least three professional references.

JURISDICTIONAL DELINEATORS/BIOLOGISTS/SENSITIVE SPECIES SURVEYORS at 
Bloom Biological, Inc. Website: http://bloombiological.com Location: 
Lake Forest, CA. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanen.t Application 
Deadline: 10 May 2014. Job Description: Bloom Biological, Inc. (BBI) is 
a small but growing consulting firm known for objective biological 
expertise. We are seeking applicants for a number of roles for upcoming 
projects, as well as our temp to permanent on-call pool. While we are 
interested in applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds, at this 
time we are particularly interested in applicants with extensive 
experience in jurisdictional wetlands and waters permitting, 
construction monitoring, geospatial analysis, or with permits to survey 
for a variety of sensitive species. If you are an independent biologist 
who works as a subconsultant, we may also be interested in adding you to 
our subconsultant pool. All applicants should be willing and able to 
work well in a team environment, thoroughly understand California flora 
and fauna (or, for specialists, a subset thereof), and be willing to 
work on projects in a wide array of industries throughout California. 
BBI pays above industry average, with generous retirement and health 
benefits. Qualifications: A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the 
biological sciences is essential. The ability to do as instructed, but 
think outside of the box and contribute to the company's growth is 
highly coveted, and investigated in the interview process. To Apply: 
Please send resume and cover letter to (EM: info AT bloombiological.com).

GOLDEN EAGLE NEST SURVEY TECHNICIANS at HawkWatch International. 
Website: http://hawkwatch.org Location: western Utah Duration: 3.5 
months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: Field technicians are needed to 
assist with Golden Eagle nest surveys and monitoring on BLM lands in 
western Utah from April –July, 2014. The technicians’ primary duties 
will involve searching for and monitoring known nests of Golden Eagles 
in cliff, outcrop, and desert habitats and the recording and entering of 
nest location and history data. Technicians will camp in the field 
during the majority of the field season (applicants with their own 
equipment are preferred), but some access to bunkhouse or trailer 
accommodations may be available. Technicians will be based in Salt Lake 
City when not in the field (housing provided) and assist with data 
entry. The positions pay $2,400/month and are open until filled. 
Qualifications: Applicants should have or be near the completion of a 
bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or a similar field and/or have 
previous field experience and skills suited to the position. 
Specifically, experience identifying raptors and familiarity with raptor 
nesting ecology is desired. Applicants should be skilled at navigating 
unimproved and unmarked roads and on foot with topographic maps, 
compass, and GPS. Applicants should also be comfortable working and 
living with others in remote settings and working alone for limited 
periods. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a 
clean driving record (a 4WD vehicle will be provided). To Apply: Please 
submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and date of 
availability, a detailed resume, and the names of three references with 
phone numbers and email addresses to STEVE SLATER via email (EM: sslater 
AT hawkwatch.org).

AVIAN GENOMICS LAB MANAGER at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Website: 
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=23382 
Location: Ithaca, NY. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: The following position is 
available in the Evolutionary Biology Program at the Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology. It is currently posted through April 30, 2014 on the Jobs 
at Cornell web page at 
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=23382 
Lab Manager-23382 Research Support Specialist I - Band E Lab of 
Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University 
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the world's leading resource for 
conservation, research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. 
The Lab is a vibrant unit within Cornell's College of Agriculture and 
Life Sciences (CALS), where twelve world-class, mission-driven programs 
are directed by full-time faculty and other professionals. Lab staff 
teach undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, collect and 
disseminate digital resources on biodiversity, and engage with partner 
organizations and citizens around the world to conduct scientific 
research and conservation actions. Our management and staff are 
committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas 
of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and 
other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the 
business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from 
the United States and beyond. The Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program at 
the Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Lab Manager. Duties 
include: Provide high level technical oversight for an animal molecular 
genomics laboratory that supports research on a broad variety of 
organisms and topics using a diverse array of traditional and 
next-generation technologies. Oversee the work of the lab's large 
research community of students, postdoctoral scholars, affiliated 
faculty, and visiting researchers (25-30 people in total at any given 
time, with high turn-over among visiting affiliates). Train and 
subsequent independent oversight of students and other lab users 
(including novices) learning traditional and next-generation molecular 
lab skills, including DNA extraction, PCR amplification, microsatellite 
and SNP analysis, and DNA sequencing. Provide equivalent training of lab 
users in project design and implementation skills. Provide oversight of 
lab users in the design, troubleshooting, and implementation of projects 
using next generation genetic/genomic tools, potentially including GBS, 
ddRAD, high throughput SNP genotyping, Illumina sequencing, 
transcriptome analysis, and similar approaches. Independently generate 
and analyze next-generation genomic datasets in support of lab-wide 
research projects. Manage all day-to-day laboratory operations and 
infrastructure. Oversee and ensure long-term security of data and sample 
archives, including an extensive collection of 30,000+ genomic and 
tissue samples. Ensure that laboratory and its users meet all standard 
laboratory safety guidelines. Pursue independent research and 
publications using avian genetics. Applicants to provide cover letter, 
resume, contact information for 3 references Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a biology-related field. 2-3 years 
of experience in a molecular biology laboratory. Mastery of routine 
methods in molecular biology such as DNA sequencing and extraction and 
PCR amplification. Ability to prepare reports and analyses for 
presentation to others. Must be personable, flexible, possess excellent 
organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work. 
Ability to develop effective working relationships and maintain positive 
working relationships within a diverse laboratory group. Visual 
concentration, attention to detail and manual dexterity required. Must 
be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability 
to respond effectively in an environment in which priorities change. 
Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the 
University. Experience using some combination of next generation 
genetic/genomic tools such as GBS, ddRAD, SNP genotyping, Illumina 
sequencing, transcriptome analysis, and similar approaches. Prior 
supervision experience. Prior experience with budgets and financial 
transactions. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a relevant 
area and research experience relevant to genetic/genomic studies of any 
group of organisms. Previous laboratory management experience strongly 
preferred. Applicants to be adept at both traditional and 
next-generation molecular laboratory and analysis skills, including 
current genomic and transcriptomic tools. Experience with genetic and 
field studies of wild vertebrates such as birds. To Apply: See job 
posting at 
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=23382 


HAWK WATCHER at Gulf Coast Bord Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gcbo.org Location: Smith Point, Texas. Duration: August 1, 
2013 through November 15, 2013. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: 
Hawk watcher needed to staff the Smith Point Hawk Watch from August 1, 
2013 to November 15, 2013 six days per week. One day off per week with 
additional help on heavy flight days will be provided by volunteers. 
Smith Point is located on the eastern side of Galveston Bay near 
Anahuac, Texas. The site is remote but only an hour’s drive from the 
outskirts of Houston. This site has an average diversity of 21 species 
of raptor and an average season total of 52,000 birds. Broad-winged 
Hawks make up 70% of the total which are augmented by large numbers of 
Mississippi Kites and accipiters. Gulf Coast specialties include 
Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites, Crested Caracara, and White-tailed 
Hawk. You will also witness migration of other species including large 
numbers of American White Pelicans, Wood Storks, and Anhingas. The 
passerine migration can be outstanding following a cold front. Housing 
is provided in a travel trailer on site. The hawk watch tower is within 
walking distance of the housing but you must have your own 
transportation to reach grocery stores and laundry facilities which are 
about a 30 minute drive away. Hawk watcher will be required to post near 
daily updates on TexBirds and our Smith Point Hawk Watch blog using an 
iPad provided by GCBO. Hawk watcher will be responsible for compiling an 
end of season report. If possible, hawk watcher will be responsible for 
entering all data into the hawkcount.org website on a daily basis. 
Salary is $5000 for the entire period. Payment periods are negotiable 
but last payment will be held until report is submitted and all data in 
entered. No travel funds are available for this position. 
Qualifications: Previous raptor counting experience is REQUIRED. Please 
do not apply if you do not have previous raptor counting experience! 
Must be able to identify all species of North American raptors and 
endure the heat and humidity of a Texas summer on a daily basis. Must 
have your own transportation. Interest in noting significant passerine 
migrant movements and documenting rarities also a plus. To Apply: Send 
overview of experience, 3 current references with phone numbers and 
email addresses, and dates of availability by email to SUSAN HEATH (EM: 
sheath AT gcbo.org). Positions are open until filled.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. 
Website: http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/MontanaAspenJobs.aspx 
Location: Montana, USA. Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 5 May 2014. Job Description: One additional field 
research assistant is sought for a study of songbird nest success in 
relation to habitat features of aspen forests in Montana. The two field 
sites are located in central Montana in mid-elevation (6000 ft) aspen 
forests mixed with grasslands and lodgepole pine-douglas fir forests. 
Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in various 
bird research techniques, such as nest searching and monitoring, 
behavioral observations, mist-netting, nest-probing, and egg and 
nestling measurements. All field assistants will take part in an 
assessment of aspen habitat, which involves extensive vegetation surveys 
and various nest measurements. The project will begin mid-May and will 
run through mid-August. Qualifications: Prior experience with western 
birds is desirable, and enthusiasm and a strong work ethic are a must. 
Pay is $1250-1400/mo for nest searchers, depending on experience. Review 
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions 
are filled (no later than May 5, 2014). To Apply: Please send (via email 
preferred) a letter of interest, stating which position you are applying 
for and describing your experience at supervising field research and/or 
nest-finding (including descriptions of the kinds of habitats and bird 
species) or any relevant research or fieldwork, plus resume and 3 
references with email addresses to: JOSEPH LAMANNA University of Montana 
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Natural Sciences Building 
Room 205 Missoula, MT 59812 (EM: montana.bird.crew AT gmail.com)
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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares 
scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of 
Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following: 
Research Technician. This position is responsible for assisting with 
eider research and husbandry projects at the Alaska SeaLife Center. 
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in biology, 
marine biology, zoology, chemistry, or related field with two years 
experience in a similar position or the equivalent. Experience with data 
collection, record keeping, supply procurement, inventory and 
maintenance required. Experience with animal husbandry and experience 
working with endangered species, research birds, or captive breeding 
programs is highly desired. Experience specific to eiders or sea ducks 
and laboratory techniques preferred. Experience with field work desired. 
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): 1. Functions as 
primary technician for assigned research projects conducted at the 
Alaska SeaLife Center. 2. Assists in health and care of research eiders. 
Assists the Avian Curator or senior Aviculturist responsible for eider 
care with the husbandry care of the Steller’s and spectacled eiders at 
ASLC. Becomes familiar with avian handling, feeding, health monitoring, 
duckling rearing, and quarantine protocols. 3. Follows established 
routine for animal care, food preparation, and clean up, including 
proper maintenance and sterilization of equipment. 4. Ensures accurate 
daily record keeping as assigned. Maintains proper records in accordance 
with the ASLC protocol requirements. Inputs data into eider husbandry 
and research records. 5. Assists with improvements to animal habitats, 
nesting area design, setting up nesting habitats and nest structures. 
Assists researchers and facilities department with the fabrication of 
specialized equipment and animal enclosure and laboratory modifications. 
6. Assists with routine maintenance of research laboratory space and 
with laboratory benchwork, including sample collection, laboratory 
analysis, and data entry as assigned. In specific, assists with sample 
collection from avian eggs, keeps detailed notes about procedures, and 
enters data into computer database. Ensures that appropriate record 
keeping is maintained including sample tracking records and database 
management. 7. Conducts behavioral observations on research eiders. 8. 
Assists other staff in facilitating avian research sampling and data 
collection, including but not limited to monitoring of body mass and 
behaviors. 9. Assists with the procurement, inventory, and maintenance 
of equipment and supplies to be used in research projects. 10. Prepares 
and updates posters and graphic presentations. 11. Prepares and presents 
public presentations. This is a temporary (approximately 6 months), 
full-time position. Apply by: April 9, 2014 Start Date: May 17, 2014 
Send resume & application (downloadable at http://www.alaskasealife.org) 
to (EM: HR AT alaskasealife.org). All qualified applicants receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national 
origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. EO/AA Employer

MASTERS POSITION IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: effects of oil infrastructure 
on prairie songbirds--University of Manitoba. Start: approximately 
September 2014. Duration: 2 years. The Landscape Ecology and 
Conservation of Songbirds and Prairie Ecosystems (LCSP; 
www.conserveprairiebirds.org) research lab within the Natural Resources 
Institute of the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a 
student interested in doing a Masters of Natural Resources Management 
under the supervision of Dr. Nicola Koper, on effects of oil extraction 
on prairie songbirds, particularly related to management policy. While a 
field season is optional, it will not be required. The student will 
primarily draw from existing data and the literature to quantify effects 
of oil development throughout the life-cycle of the oil product, from 
drilling to extraction via wells through transportation and processing. 
The candidate will be expected to make policy and management 
recommendations based on their research. Applicants must hold a 4-year 
Bachelors degree from a university recognized by the University of 
Manitoba, and demonstrate an appropriate environmental, policy, 
management or conservation academic background for this research. The 
candidate will be required to register as a student in the MNRM program, 
an interdisciplinary Masters program requiring both course work and 
production of a research thesis: 
http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/. The applicant 
must be eligible to hold an NSERC IPS scholarship: 
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/IPS-BESII_eng.asp. 
This requires a high B+ average, higher preferred. Applicants should 
submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and writing sample to 
Dr. NICOLA KOPER (EM: Nicola.Koper AT ad.umanitoba.ca). For further 
information, please email Dr. Koper. We ask that applications be 
submitted only between April 22 and 27.
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women 
and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, 
and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged 
to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be 
given priority. International students registered in degree programs are 
eligible to apply for full- or part-time short term employment. The 
University appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only 
those under consideration will be contacted.

FIELD CONSERVATIONIST/PROJECT SPECIALIST at Audubon New York. Overview: 
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and 
other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is 
engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through 
science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By 
mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and 
Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the 
Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear 
on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical 
habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, 
Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all 
working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, 
leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What 
defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of 
nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 43 Audubon Centers, 
Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the 
country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). As one of 
Audubon’s leading state programs with a leadership role in the Atlantic 
Flyway, an annual budget of over $3 million and a staff of 35, Audubon 
New York (ANY) is poised to fulfill significant elements of National 
Audubon Society’s new strategic plan to conserve birds and habitats at 
scale. The work of ANY is grounded in science, education, policy, and 
on-the-ground conservation. We have 50,000 members, twenty-seven 
Chapters, and seven Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries in New York. Audubon 
New York works with private landowners and public land stewards in the 
Eastern Forest of the Adirondacks and Catskills to undertake forest 
management practices to enhance the habitat for song birds. The Long 
Island Bird Conservation Program includes monitoring and protecting 
shorebird beach nesting sites on Long Island, and the groundbreaking “Be 
A Good Egg” program informs beach-goers about shorebird priority species 
and their habitat with the involvement of school children. Audubon New 
York recruits farmers and other grassland owners to participate in 
conservation and habitat enhancement management programs to reverse the 
decline of grassland and shrubland bird species, including the bobolink. 
The state program also teaches the next generation of environmental 
stewards throughout the State through the highly successful For the 
Birds! program. Audubon New York leads a coalition of labor, business, 
and environmental organizations in advocating for funding and sound 
public policy, and annually celebrates the significant contribution of 
women to creating a healthier and more protected environment for people 
and birds. We work from backyards to the halls of government. We are 
bold, passionate, audacious, and ambitious in our goals to conserve and 
restore natural ecosystems for birds and their habitats for the benefit 
of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Position Summary: The 
National Audubon Society has recently completed a Strategic Plan and 
Audubon New York is in the process of developing a state implementation 
plan. In the Atlantic Flyway, grassland and shrubland birds have been 
identified as a priority. The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is a high 
priority songbird which breeds in shrublands and young forests of 
eastern North America. Focus areas and habitat objectives have been 
established, including areas within the St. Lawrence Valley. Reporting 
to Audubon New York's Conservation Biologist, the Field 
Conservationist/Project Specialist will work closely with the USDA 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), public land managers, 
private landowners, and other partners to create and restore habitat for 
the Golden-winged Warbler in New York’s St. Lawrence Valley. S/he will 
also be responsible for working with other Audubon conservation staff 
members and partners to conduct outreach to private and public 
landowners, facilitate private landowner enrollment in NRCS programs, 
and develop and implement habitat management prescriptions that create 
or maintain GWWA breeding habitat. Ultimately, this position will aid in 
the implementation of Best Management Practices intended to aid the GWWA 
recovery in New York. This a two-year, grant-funded opportunity and will 
be based out of the NRCS office in Watertown, New York fifty percent of 
the time. The remaining fifty percent will be spent out in the field 
performing essential duties. Essential Functions: **Partner with NRCS 
staff and its systems to identify and enroll landowners in Federal 
incentive programs that will benefit Golden-winged Warbler populations 
in New York. **Give public presentations; conduct workshops and field 
walks for private landowners, public land managers, and others. **Engage 
in field visit planning for private landowners by reviewing topographic 
maps and working in ToolKit to track project progress; conduct field 
site visits to discuss potential project details with landowners once 
planning is complete. **Write habitat management plans, oversee 
delinitating and marking projects, and prepare NCRS contracts for 
private landowners. **Create and analyze detailed quarterly reports that 
track key data and the project's progress to-date; responsible for 
preparing an annual report outlining the managed/restored GWWA habitat. 
**Other project-related activities deemed necessary by Audubon New York 
and partner agencies. Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s degree 
in environmental science, ecosystems management, conservation biology, 
wildlife management, or forestry required; Master's degree preferred. 
**3-5 years' demonstrated experience overseeing or helping to manage 
outreach, conservation or similar engagement programs. **Excellent 
written and oral communication skills, and the ability to translate 
technical information to many stakeholder groups, including landowners. 
**A results-oriented approach to work; success will ultimately be 
evaluated by acres of habitat created or restored. Individual must be a 
self-motivated, independent, progress-driven person who is capable of 
interacting extensively with private landowners and conservation 
partners. **Strong knowledge of GIS and its application in the 
conservation field a must. **Previous experience with forest and other 
habitat management techniques in the field strongly desired. **Strong 
customer services skills; must work well with private landowners and 
other external audiences, groups in order to build and maintain 
productive partnerships. **Must have personal vehicle/provide own 
transportation, as well as be capable of traversing uneven and steep 
terrain in inclement weather. Compensation: $40,000 per year. Apply 
online at 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2080/field-conservationist-project-specialist/job 


AQUATIC WARBLER NEST MONITORING VOLUNTEER – Location: Chelm Calcareous 
Marshes, Poland. Organization: OTOP (BirdLife Poland). Duration: May 15 
until August 31, 2014. Job Type: Volunteer. Job Description: Aquatic 
warbler nest monitoring volunteers (5) needed from 15 May to 31 August 
2014, to help with nest finding and monitoring of the globally 
threatened Aquatic Warbler in the Chelm Calcareous Marshes in eastern 
Poland. The Aquatic Warbler is threatened by overgrowing of sedge 
marshes on breeding grounds, and the work will assess the benefit of a 
landscape-scale conservation project to increase the productivity of 
Aquatic Warblers. The Chelm Calcareous Marshes are an important bird 
area that offer amazing birding with >150 breeding species. Duties 
include nest finding, nest monitoring, transect counts and data entry. 
Aquatic Warblers have a peculiar breeding system, and nests are 
difficult to find as males do not visit nests. The work requires long 
hours of walking, waiting, and observing birds in wet, boggy 
environments with a high density of biting insects. Applicants must be 
in good physical condition, must have good bird identification skills 
(both visual and aural), must be able to navigate through open swamps, 
and should have previous nest monitoring experience. Supervision will be 
provided by Polish field experts. Accommodation and a daily allowance 
for subsistence will be provided, rail travel from European Union may be 
provided if applicant is highly qualified. For more information on the 
project contact KRZYSZTOF GASZEWSKI (EM: krzysztof.gaszewski AT 
otop.org.pl), at the Polish BirdLife partner OTOP in Warsaw, Poland. To 
Apply: Send a statement of interest, CV with previous experience, and 
contact information of 2 references to Krzysztod Gaszewski (EM: 
krzysztof.gaszewski AT otop.org.pl; PH: +48-22761-8205 ext. 300). 
Position is open until filled.

URBAN BIRD PROJECT ASSISTANT – Bird Studies Canada is seeking one highly 
motivated and flexible assistant to help with the delivery of BSCs 
Toronto Urban Bird Program. This position starts mid-May and is 3 to 4 
months in duration. The position will be based out of Toronto, but may 
require some travel throughout southern Ontario. General duties will be 
varied and may include: 1. Leading outreach, education and training 
events for youth, volunteers and birders of all skill levels. 2. 
Supporting volunteers participating in BSCs programs in the Toronto 
area. 3. Field work in an urban setting including: nest searching and 
monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, area searches, territory 
mapping), habitat sampling, etc. 4. Entering and organizing data and 
maintaining database. 5. Representing Bird Studies Canada and its 
programs at Bird Festivals/ Environmental events etc. 6. Assisting with 
the development of support documents for volunteers including monitoring 
protocols, training materials. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: **the candidate 
should be working towards a B.Sc. in biology (or related field). **Good 
knowledge of southern Ontario birds and conservation issues 
(particularly in an urban environment); **Able to identify birds by 
sight and sound; **High level of organization, initiative and good 
record keeping; **Previous experience leading outreach and education 
activities; **Strong verbal communication/interpersonal skills; 
**Comfortable speaking with the public about bird conservation issues; 
**Comfortable conducting field work in an urban setting; **Valid 
driver's licence. ASSETS: Knowledge and/or experience with point 
counts/nest searching/ and habitat mapping. Experience with orientation 
(GPS, compass, maps). Data management. Valid first aid certification 
(candidate will be required to obtain certification before start date). 
This position may be funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and therefore hiring 
preference may be giving to applicants that meet eligibility criteria 
(below). However, applicants not meeting eligibility are still 
encouraged to apply. ELIGIBILITY: To meet eligibility criteria for 
Canada Summer Jobs funding, the candidate MUST be between 15 and 30 
years of age; have been registered as a full-time student in the 
previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time 
basis in the next academic year; be a Canadian citizen or permanent 
resident or have official refugee protection status under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not 
eligible); and be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to 
relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. SALARY: 
$2,200 - $2,400 (CDN) per month, plus legal benefits. APPLICATION 
DEADLINE: April 10, 2014. (interviews will be conducted between April 
20th and 25th) To apply send a short cover letter (two paragraphs), 
highlighting your qualifications, as well as your resume, and three 
references to EMILY RONDEL (EM: erondel AT bsc-eoc.org). Applications 
that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not 
be considered. As well, please indicate in your cover letter whether you 
meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility/criteria.

FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR SHOREBIRD PHYSIOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT. 
Location: Churchill, Manitoba. Duration: 2 months. Application deadline: 
April 15, 2014. Job description: One field technician needed early June 
through early August 2014 to work on shorebird physiology out of the 
Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Churchill, Manitoba. Research 
projects focus on collecting detailed ecological and physiological data 
on juvenile growth of shorebirds in order to test key hypotheses 
regarding both the direct and indirect effects of climate change on 
sub-arctic nesting shorebirds. Duties will consist of a combination of 
the following: nest searching, nest monitoring, banding adult shorebirds 
on the nest, banding chicks in the nest, re-capturing and re-sighting of 
colour banded chicks in the field to measure growth and survival, 
arthropod monitoring, rearing of captive chicks and measuring active and 
resting metabolic rates of captive chicks. Transportation, housing and 
food will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
Qualifications: Desired skills include shorebird identification by sight 
and sound, bird capture and handling experience, the ability to follow 
protocols with minimal supervision and good troubleshooting skills. 
Fieldwork entails long hours walking in difficult terrain under all 
weather conditions (snow, rain, sun, mosquitoes etc.). A valid driver’s 
license is required. Preference will be given to applicants with 
previous field experience and a degree in biology or related field. To 
apply: Please submit a CV and a short cover letter (max 1 page) 
indicating your interest and relevant experience along with the names 
and contact information for three references which can attest to your 
abilities in the field and/or laboratory to (EM: laura.mckinnon AT 
utoronto.ca).

SEABIRD BIOLOGIST – Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is looking for a 
confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our conservation 
team. As a joint member of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) National 
Boreal Program and Ocean North Canada’s (ONC) Arctic Program, the 
Seabird Biologist will work with DUC/ONC staff and its partners as a 
science lead to develop and implement waterfowl and seabird conservation 
initiatives. These efforts will be focused along Canada’s Arctic 
coastline in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems and require the 
incumbent to work closely with aboriginal communities and other partners 
such as governments, other non-government organizations, academic 
institutions and potentially industry. Your communication and 
negotiation skills enable you to collaborate and develop science-based 
partnerships with various stakeholders, including the, Federal and 
Territorial governments, Aboriginal organizations and communities, 
academics, industry and the general public. You are dependable and take 
initiative; you have effective interpersonal skills and sound judgment; 
and proven analytical skills and statistical abilities. The ability to 
be a highly organized team member that can manage multiple concurrent 
projects, staff and resources while remaining flexible to continual 
challenges is critical. With a minimum of five years experience and 
directly related knowledge, you could be the ideal candidate for this 
position, which is preferably based in Edmonton, Alberta (but open to 
discussion). Requirements: **Minimum of a master’s degree from a 
recognized institution in environmental, conservation, biological or 
zoological sciences, or similar environmental field, doctorate degree an 
asset. **Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong 
technical writing and presentation skills. **Ability to identify marine 
birds and experience conducting seabird research associated with 
northern marine or boreal forest ecosystems. **English proficiency 
required; French would be considered an asset; **Knowledge of ESRI 
ArcMap10.x and Microsoft Office programs, including a proficiency in MS 
Access; **Ability to perform complex statistical analyses using SAS 
and/or R. **A valid driver’s license and travel to remote locations 
throughout the north will be required. **Valid possession and 
acquisition license (PAL); **Familiarity with the non-profit and/or 
environmental conservation sectors would be considered an asset; **Must 
have a passion for conservation, the environment and the outdoors. How 
to Apply: In Canada we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every 24 hours 
and we need your help to stop this loss. If you’re interested in this 
opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resumé for confidential 
consideration to the attention of: CARLY BJORNSSON, HR Generalist, Ducks 
Unlimited Canada, (EM: resumes AT ducks.ca, URL: http:/www.ducks.ca). 
Closing deadline: April 18, 2014.

Revised Deadline -- MARBLED MURRELET SURVEY TECHNICIANS (WESTERN 
OREGON). at Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc. Website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com Location: western Oregon. 
Duration: 3 months; begin in mid-April and run through August 5. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 18 Apr 2014. Job Description: 
Turnstone is currently hiring field surveyors and crew leaders to 
conduct surveys for the marbled murrelet, a threatened species of 
seabird that nests primarily in coastal old growth forests. Surveys will 
be on federal, state and private lands in Oregon. Marbled murrelet 
surveys follow an exacting protocol, and surveyors will often be 
required to work odd hours of day and early morning, hike in the dark 
(occasionally long distances), endure inclement weather, and navigate 
forest terrain. These positions are considered full-time seasonal. 
Housing is generally provided at no cost depending on the project, 
camping may sometimes be necessary but is not anticipated. Crews will be 
stationed in several communities in western Oregon, a choice of work 
stations may be available to those who apply early. Survey positions 
begin in mid-April and run through August 5, with the possibility of an 
earlier start date and/or extension depending on project needs. 
Opportunities to work on other projects after the end of the murrelet 
season may be available for the excellent employee. Salary: 
$2000-3000/mo Qualifications: It is preferred that applicants have a 
B.S. degree in wildlife biology or a related field and a minimum of one 
year of field experience. Marbled murrelet experience is preferred, but 
not required if the applicant has strong field skills and an interest in 
avian biology. A portion of the work is predawn, and can be physically 
and mentally demanding. Training and surveyor certification will be held 
in northern California prior to the start date of surveys (late April). 
Succcessful applicants will possess some or all of the following 
characteristics: - The ability to and a track record of working in a 
safe and efficient manner. - The ability and willingness to spend long 
hours in the field (often in inclement weather). - The ability to work 
odd hours, including early morning. - Good physical fitness and the 
ability to hike off-trail. - Basic orienteering and map-reading skills. 
- Have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to navigate forest 
roads and operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle. - The ability to record 
accurate, legible and reliable field data. - The ability to work 
independently and in a team environment. - The ability to follow and/or 
give direction. - The ability to adapt to dynamic projects. - Applicants 
must have normal vision and hearing - a hearing test will be required 
before the start of surveys. To Apply: Please submit applications 
through the employment section of our website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com. Positions will be filled as 
applications are submitted.

PHEASANT RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at Illinois Natural History Survey. 
Location: Champaign, IL. Duration: open. Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job Description: We seek 
a field assistant for a research project investigating the effects of 
habitat and landscape configuration on ring-necked pheasant movement and 
habitat use in east-central Illinois. Duties include but are not limited 
to conducting crowing surveys, assisting in pheasant adult and brood 
capture and transmitter attachment, tracking and triangulation of birds 
via radio-telemetry, and quantifying habitat conditions throughout the 
breeding season. Additionally, technicians will assist in maintaining 
nest cameras in the field. Data entry using MS Access will be required 
as well. Housing is not provided. Transportation from Champaign to field 
sites will be provided. Field sites are located in McLean, Ford, and 
Livingston Co. Salary is ~$1600-$1800/month DOE Start date ~ASAP End 
date ~Aug.31 (with potential for extension) Qualifications: Required: 
Experience tracking animals with radio-telemetry and demonstrated 
ability to collect accurate field data. Applicants will be required to 
work long and irregular hours which will include starting before sunrise 
and working at night. Applicants should be comfortable working outside a 
wide range of weather conditions including heat and humidity. Applicants 
should be comfortable working independently or as part of a team, should 
be detail oriented, and be able to follow standardized field protocols. 
A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. 
Preferred: Previous experience with small electronics (e.g. digital 
video recorders) and/or nest cameras. Familiarity with MS Access, Arc 
GIS 10.x. Ability to identify common tall-grass prairie plants. To apply 
please send a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for 
three reference as a single file (pdf) to (EM: 22 AT illinois.edu) with 
“pheasant technician” in the subject line.

AVIAN CREW LEADER at Southern Sierra Research Station. Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org Location: Bill Williams River NWR 
AZ. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 
2014. Job Description: We are seeking one Crew Leaders to assist with 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo research at the Bill Williams River National 
Wildlife Refuge. The Bill Williams River boasts some of Arizona's last 
and best stands of mature Cottonwood-Willow riparian habitat and almost 
350 bird species have been observed within the basin. Join us for an 
exciting field season with one of the most interesting and challenging 
birds of the Southwest Qualifications: Required Qualification: 1) at 
least one field season as an avian crew leader (documented with 
references) and additional avian field work experience. 2) Must be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, able to work in high temperatures, and 
have a strong work ethic. 3) Solid field skills including ability to 
navigate using maps, compass and GPS, and riparian bird ID by 
sight/sound. 4) Computer skills including data management (MS 
Windows/Access/Excel) and basic mapping (ArcGIS). 5) A valid US driver’s 
license and personal cell phone. 6) Dedication to collecting high 
quality data and willingness to solve problems and complete tasks 
effectively. 6) Must be willing to carry up to 40 lbs of heavy field 
equipment. Other desired skills/experience: 1) Working with 
Yellow-billed Cuckoos or other secretive forest birds. 2) Conducting 
call-playback surveys. 3) Nest-searching and monitoring. 4) Resighting 
color bands. 5) Banding and collecting blood samples from nestlings. 
Primary duties: Primary duties will involve supervising 4 avian field 
biologists and managing related duties including logistics, data entry 
and management, creating GIS maps, progress reports, call-playback 
surveys, nest searching and monitoring. The position will begin May 19 
and end August 30. The salary is $2800 pm and field housing (private 
room) and vehicle are provided. The field house is located on the 
Colorado River with a private dock in Parker, AZ. All field work 
involves early mornings (rising early, driving or hiking pre-dawn). Data 
management is a daily requirement as data is entered and corrected daily 
and submitted bi-monthly. You may be required to travel or drive long 
distances to sites. Sites can be remote and some long hikes are 
required. You may encounter extreme temperatures, thick vegetation, wild 
animals, snakes, spiders and mosquitoes. Applicants must be comfortable 
working in remote areas alone or in pairs. To apply, email a cover 
letter stating your interest and a resume which includes names and 
current contact information (email and phone) of three references 
(please include your name in email subject and filenames of all 
attachments) to DIANE TRACY (EM: ybcujobs.ssrs AT gmail.com) by April 
30. Hiring will begin as suitable applicants are identified and will 
continue until all positions are filled. Please make sure your 
references are able to comment on your field supervision and avian 
research capabilities. Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer. We are unable to employ non US citizens without a 
current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). No pets are allowed

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Audubon. Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2093/field-technician%2c-forest-birds/job?mode=view 

Location: Loyalsock State Forest, PA. Duration: 5 weeks. Job Type: 
Temporary. Application deadline: April 18th. Overview: Now in its second 
century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and 
the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in 
bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, 
education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and 
aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area 
programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the 
organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting 
common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to 
survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people 
in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of 
Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions 
they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a 
powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state 
offices, 44 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, 
and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer (EOE). Job description: The Field Technician is responsible for 
inventorying breeding birds in the Loyalsock region of Pennsylvania, 
including Wyoming State Forest, World’s End State Park and nearby areas 
as part of grant-funded project to protect this forest block from shale 
gas extraction. S/he will coordinate volunteers to ensure good coverage 
of remote areas, and will also spend time working independently in the 
field. Start date will be May 19th. Hourly rate will be $15- $17 per 
hour depending on experience. Housing is not provided for this position, 
although a discount at state campgrounds can be arranged. Audubon will 
supply a GPS unit for the Field Technician as well. Essential Functions: 
**Serve as primary bird surveyor as well as coordinator for volunteers 
who wish to assist in this effort.; **Hike in rough and hilly terrain.; 
**Navigate in remote areas using GPS.; **Conduct point-counts, 
identifying birds by ear as well as sight.; **Record data. 
Qualifications: **Bachelor's degree in biology or related field 
preferred.; **Must have strong skills identifying Pennsylvania forest 
breeding birds by song as well as by sight required; previous experience 
with similar field work strongly preferred.; **Familiarity with the area 
a strong plus.; **Attention to detail and commitment to thorough and 
accurate data collection are important, as well as the ability to manage 
data.; **Good communications skills, ability to work effectively both 
alone and with others, the ability to hike for hours and navigate in 
remote areas are all essential.; **Must have own transportation, 
although mileage will be reimbursed. Individuals also need to supply 
personal optics, hiking gear, etc. To Apply: Online only. 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2093/field-technician%2c-forest-birds/job?mode=view 



CHERRY ORCHARD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Michigan State University. Website: 
http://birddamagetofruitcrops.info/ Location: Traverse City, Michigan. 
Duration: June 9, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014 (8 weeks). Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: April 11, 2014. Job Description: Seasonal Field 
Technician: The Bird Damage to Fruit Crops Research Initiative is a 
project funded by the USDA through a grant to Michigan State University. 
The technician’s main tasks will be performing bird damage assessments 
in cherry orchards and conducting observations of foraging birds. 
Technician will record data in the field and transfer data to electronic 
files using Microsoft Excel. GPA of at least 3.0 required. This is a 
full-time, 40 hours per week, position. Compensation: $10/hr wage and 
field station housing are provided. Transportation to and from the field 
station is not provided, however daily transportation between study 
sites and the station will be covered by the project. Qualifications: 
Experience with eastern songbird identification is necessary, as is a 
willingness to carefully count fruit on plants, a tedious and 
time-consuming activity. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, an 
ability to execute directions, work independently, and pay careful 
attention to detail. Ability to accurately record and transfer data to 
electronic format is necessary. Applicants must be able to live and work 
closely with others. Applicants must also be willing to work in 
heat/humidity with extensive walking and carrying of equipment in/around 
field sites. Applicants can expect long work days that begin in the 
early morning hours (i.e. prior to 6am). Hourly commitment will be 
approximately 40 hours per week. Applicants must possess a valid 
driver’s license. To Apply: Please send a resume that includes all of 
your current contact information, contact information for three 
references (at least two should be previous employers), and a cover 
letter of why you are interested in the job and would be a good fit for 
the position to SHAYNA WIEFERICH (EM: shaynawief AT gmail.com) by April 
11, 2014.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS: Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Job Description: 
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking experienced field 
biologists to conduct point counts as part of the Integrated Monitoring 
in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. We are currently looking 
to fill two positions in Colorado, one position in Wyoming, one position 
in eastern Utah and one position in the National Park Service’s Northern 
Colorado Plateau Network. The positions will run from early May –mid 
July 2014 (With the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data). Technicians will be expected to attend a mandatory paid 
training prior to beginning field work. The seven day training will be 
held in Western Colorado (Colorado and Utah positions) or at the Whitney 
Preserve (Wyoming position) and will begin the week before the start of 
field work (5/5/2014 for Colorado/Utah positions, 5/12/2014 for Wyoming 
position). Upon successful completion of training, technicians will work 
independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule will 
be ten days on/four days off. Technicians must be able to identify all 
bird species found in the study area by sight and sound upon successful 
completion of training, and should expect to hike off-trail regularly in 
steep, rugged terrain. Primitive camping, often without phone service or 
facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel will be required. 
Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information on the IMBCR program. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel and 
expect to work long hours in the field. Applicants must be able to work 
and make decisions independently, prioritize work-loads with changing 
field conditions, and follow detailed protocols. Applicants should be 
comfortable hiking long distances, working in rugged sometimes remote 
locations, driving long distances (often on unpaved or 4wd roads), and 
spending multiple days alone in the field. A valid driver's license, 
proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, a strong work ethic 
and enthusiasm are required. Desired qualifications include experience 
conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to 
identify western bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, 
hiking long distances, navigating in the backcountry and working on 
private lands. Compensation: $440-$550/week depending on experience, 
reimbursement for project related driving and some recreational travel, 
and up to $100/week in camping and lodging reimbursement. Positions will 
be filled as suitable applicants are found. To apply: Please send a 1 
page cover letter, 1-2 page resume, and contact information (phone and 
email) for 3 references as a single Word or pdf document titled 
"yourlastname-yourfirstname-RMBO-Application" to (EM: brittany.woiderski 
AT rmbo.org). Please indicate which positions you would like to be 
considered for and the date you are available to start.
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AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN, South Puget Sound Program at the Center for 
Natural Lands Management, Olympia, Washington. In the State of 
Washington, CNLM's South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of 
one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak 
woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the 
South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore 
habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are federally listed 
or candidates for federal listing. The Avian Field Technician will work 
with a team to monitor nests and adults of the Federally Threatened 
streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) (SHLA or lark) 
population at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget Sound 
region of Washington State. The technician should be able to identify 
local grassland bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. 
Technician will map territories of adult larks and locate, monitor, and 
document outcome of nests at prairie training sites and active airfields 
on JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, 
and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician 
will work closely with supervisor to communicate information about 
status and location of lark nests to site managers. The position will 
also support implementation of a management action attempt to increase 
the genetic diversity of south Puget Sound population of streaked horned 
lark. The Avian Field Technician is a full-time, seasonal, non-exempt 
position supervised by the Regional Rare Species Program Manager. To see 
the full job description, please go to (URL: 

http://www.cnlm.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101&Itemid=231). 

REQUIREMENTS: **BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in 
science-related field or equivalent combination of education and 
experience **Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems; 
ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete 
preserve management activities. Knowledge of ecological land management 
principles. **Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe 
and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way 
radio, etc) **Ability to follow instructions from colleagues **Ability 
to manage time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering 
quality results **Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under 
adverse conditions or in inclement weather **Obtain related licenses or 
certifications such as first aid, CPR, herbicide application, driver¡|s 
license, Firefighter Type II qualification. **Working knowledge of 
common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers) and 
familiarity with ArcMap GIS and other database systems. PREFERRED 
SKILLS: **Ability to identify south Puget Sound grassland birds by sight 
and sound. **At least one year of experience with avian survey 
techniques including census, abundance and nest monitoring methods. 
**Wildlife handing experience. TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must 
provide a detailed letter of interest, current resumé, and two 
professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information 
only). All applications will be acknowledged. Email these materials to: 
(EM: careers-aft AT cnlm.org). If email is not possible, the application 
can be mailed to: Center for Natural Lands Management, Attention: Human 
Resources, 27258 Via Industria, Suite B, Temecula, CA 92590.

AVIAN CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS at The Plumas Audubon Society. Location: 
Quincy, CA. Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months, June-August 2014. Job Type: 
Internship. Description: The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting 
applications for avian conservation internships available in June, July, 
and August 2014. Interns have the opportunity to help with Plumas 
Audubon's diverse avian monitoring, conservation, and education program 
including monitoring Clark's and Western Grebes on four lakes in Plumas 
and Lassen Counties, surveying and capturing Flammulated Owls around 
Lake Davis, surveying Bank Swallow colonies in Plumas County, monitoring 
Burrowing Owls and installing nesting burrows in Sierra Valley, and 
helping with environmental education and outreach activities. Field work 
includes long hours during the day and also at night kayaking, hiking 
long distances, navigating with GPS, compass and maps, and observing 
wildlife in a variety of weather conditions including cold nights and 
hot days in variable terrain and environments. Interns need to be 
physically able to handle these conditions and need to have a positive 
attitude and willingness to learn diverse field techniques. Interns will 
be provided accommodations, which will generally include camping during 
the week and hosted housing on the weekends. Applications need to have 
camping and hiking gear and transportation to get to Quincy and camping 
locations. Transportation will be provided for field work. Compensation 
includes a $600/month stipend plus standard mileage rate for travel to 
camping areas. Internships will be from 2 weeks to 2 months in duration. 
See www.plumasaudubon.org for more information. Qualifications: Interns 
must be high school or college students. Preference will be given to 
college students whom have completed two years in a biology/natural 
resource program and are interested and motivated to become wildlife 
biologists or natural resource professionals. To apply: Applications 
forms are available at http://www.plumasaudubon.org/internship.html. 
Please complete the application form and e-mail to DAVID ARSENAULT, (EM: 
david AT plumasaudubon.org). Interns will be selected on a rolling basis 
starting March 31. Applications will be accepted through April 14, 2014.

CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY DIRECTOR. Location: Cape May County, New 
Jersey. Reports To: President / CEO and VP Education. Position 
Classification: Fulltime (40 hour work week). Job Description: The Cape 
May Bird Observatory (CMBO) Director is responsible for leadership and 
direction of the Bird Observatory including two sites in Cape May County 
(Northwood Center in Cape May Point and the Center for Research and 
Education in Goshen). The CMBO Director must be fully engaged in all 
program platforms, fund raising and special events, and is expected to 
grow and promote CMBO to maintain its excellent reputation and establish 
it as the top bird observatory in North America. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Leadership/Management: **Spearhead the development and implementation of 
a strategic plan to establish CMBO as the top bird observatory in North 
America. **Oversee the operations of the Center for Research and 
Education and the Northwood Center and all associated programs. **Foster 
collaboration with the Nature Center of Cape May. **Supervise and mentor 
CMBO staff and volunteers so that the work and mission of NJ Audubon are 
fulfilled and comply with all organizational and legal requirements for 
hiring and employment practices **Work with VP for Finance to develop 
and track performance against budget to manage CMBO's financial health. 
**Work with VP for Finance to oversee CMBO retail operations physical 
stores and online FeatherEdge Optics (FEO) to strengthen and increase 
profits. Continue to foster strong relationship with key optic 
companies. **Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and 
improvements including buildings, grounds and onsite equipment and 
insure the safety and security of sanctuary property as required. 
Maintain a welcoming space to effectively engage visitors. **Manage an 
effective volunteer program according to the NJ Audubon's expectations. 
Membership/Fundraising: **Act as the chief fundraising representative 
for CMBO and participate in collaborative fundraising efforts. **Direct 
CMBO signature events, such as World Series of Birding and Cape May 
Migration events. **Work with the Development team and other departments 
as appropriate to develop, implement and evaluate fundraising plan. 
**Work with Development team to actively increase membership, cultivate 
donors, volunteers and others. **Work with Development team to write and 
manage grants/contracts. Public Relations and Community Outreach: 
**Build relationships in the local/national/international community, 
expanding NJ Audubon and CMBO presence to increase awareness, support 
and program participation. **Oversee marketing and promotions including 
publications, media, social media and community-outlets for CMBO 
programs. Programming : **With the VP for Education oversee existing 
educational/recreational programming; develop and implement new 
initiatives. **With the VP for Research collaborate on seasonal 
migration monitoring and long-term population studies tied to NJA 
conservation outcomes; develop and implement new initiatives. **With VP 
for Stewardship collaborate on avian habitat management. Other: **Assume 
additional responsibilities as requested. 
Qualifications/knowledge/skills **B.A. or B.S. in the sciences or 
education, Masters in a related field preferred. **Proven 
administrative, management and fundraising experience in a similar 
setting. **Minimum of five years experience in a similar situation. 
**Bird and natural history knowledge of NJ flora, fauna and habitats a 
plus. **Demonstrated leadership/supervisory skills. **Experience 
coordinating volunteers. **Motivated self-starter who is a team player 
and has a desire to make an immediate contribution. **Excellent 
interpersonal and collaboration skills. **Ability to relate to a diverse 
range of people and motivate a diverse range of people. **Able to 
demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude. **Excellent 
communication skills; enthusiastic presenter. **Excellent 
organizational, time and project management skills and ability to manage 
multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines. **Ability to 
work nights and weekends as required. **Strong computer skills 
(Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements. Must have a valid 
driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle in NJ; have the 
physical capacity to walk throughout the land and buildings of the 
sanctuary, be able to move materials and to lift 50 lbs and operate 
mechanical equipment as needed. Starting Date: Immediate. Salary: 
Commensurate with experience. Application: Qualified individuals may 
apply by sending resume, cover letter, three references and salary 
requirements to JOYCE FAJNOR, Executive Assistant and Director of Human 
Resources via email to (EM: joyce.fajnor AT njaudubon.org).

PHD POSITION WITH TOP-UP AWARD: IMMUNE ECOLOGY OF FREE-LIVING 
FAIRY-WRENS. Organization: Monash University. Location: Melbourne, 
Australia. Deadline: 15 April 2014. Description: Top-up PhD scholarship 
“Telomere dynamics in free-living fairy-wrens”. In my research group in 
behavioural ecology at Biological Sciences, Monash University I have 
available a PhD top-up scholarship (a $5000 bonus) for a talented and 
motivated PhD student to study telomere dynamics in fairy-wrens. The 
student will need to secure a Monash post-graduate scholarship stipend 
(and tuition waiver in the case of international students). The stipends 
include all course fees plus ~$25,000 AUD per annum tax-free, with no 
teaching requirements, for 3.5 years. Should the applicant be 
successful, the funding of top-up, project costs and research support 
including the costs of attending at least one conference will be 
provided by the research group. Requirements: WE ARE looking for 
enthusiastic student with a passion for life-history in evolutionary 
ecology and for studying wild animals. Experience in molecular genetic 
techniques and/or advanced quantitative skills are highly desirable, and 
experience with fieldwork and/or birds a bonus. Note that the 
application process is quite competitive, international students without 
at least one first author publication in an international journal (in 
the topic or of ecology or evolution) are not usually successful. 
Starting date is negotiable. To express interest, contact Dr. ANNE 
PETERS (EM: anne.peters AT monash.edu), with a brief CV detailing 
relevant experience, an expression of interest and contact details of 
two referees before 15 April 2014 to meet the Monash application 
deadline of 31 May. Further 
details:https://sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/

SEABIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) – Needed from early May-August for 
long-term monitoring study of seabirds (primarily Atlantic Puffins, 
Razorbills, and Common and Arctic Terns) on Machias Seal Island, New 
Brunswick. Primary duties include bird capture (box trap, mist-net, 
treadle trap, hand), banding, taking morphometric measurements, 
alphanumeric band resighting, productivity monitoring, feeding 
observations, predator control, and data entry. Desired qualifications: 
Applicants should be positive, hard-working, enthusiastic, and able to 
reliably work independently as well as in a team. Ability to 
meticulously collect and enter data is essential. Previous field 
experience preferred, particularly with alcids, but all applications 
will be considered. Canadian citizenship or residency is an asset. To 
apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to 
LAUREN SCOPEL (EM: scopella13 AT gmail.com) by April 15, 2014. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so an applicant may 
be hired before the deadline.

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY – Location: Dongzhai 
National Reserve, Henan Province, China. Duration: Begin May 1 and run 
through early-August. Job Type: Seasonal Number of Openings: 2 Deadline: 
25 Apr 2014. Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed to study 
the nest dismantling behavior of Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus 
hottentottus) in China (see The Condor (2009) 111(1):197–201 for more 
information of the project). The assistants will work with a joint PhD 
student of Beijing Normal University and University of Groningen. Duties 
will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, blood 
sampling, behavior observation and record, experiment manipulation for 
nest dismantling, as well as any other works involved in the field. 
Previous experience with birds is preferred and basic training such as 
mist-netting and bird banding will also be provided. Volunteers are 
expected to spend for three months on the work, have strong interest in 
birds and animal behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for 
long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with others. All 
expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local 
travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the 
assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. 
Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research skills, 
see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the Chinese 
tradition and culture. To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could begin work and the length to work) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to Lei Lv (EM: l.lv AT rug.nl). Feel free to contact 
Lei with any questions you might have.

TEMPORARY AVIAN / BAT BIOLOGISTS – Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a 
fully integrated environmental consulting firm committed to sustainable 
development through responsible environmental stewardship. We are 
seeking Temporary Avian / Bat Biologists for projects in the 
northeastern United States, with potential to support projects in other 
parts of the country. These positions are temporary full-time for 
approximately two to six months primarily to support our growing 
pipeline and transmission sectors. Responsibilities: **Conducting bat 
acoustic and mist-net surveys; **Identifying bird and bat species using 
a variety of sampling techniques including visual and auditory 
identification; **Special status species surveys; **Monitoring projects 
in biologically sensitive areas; **Data collection, analysis, and report 
writing. Requirements: **Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or closely related 
discipline and 1+ years of experience; **Relevant experience with 
regional avian / bat populations, identifying bird and bat species, 
survey protocol and special status species surveys; **Experience with 
endangered avian and bat species; **Ability to travel to project site; 
**Ability to walk for several miles, work in extreme temperatures, rough 
terrain and work independently in remote areas; **Proficient in 
Microsoft Word and Excel; **Experience with IPAD and/or Trimble 
hand-held GPS units; **Experience with ArcPad preferred; **CPR/First Aid 
Training preferred; **Strong interpersonal, verbal and written 
communication skills. E & E is its people. We are a knowledge based 
culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 scientific and 
engineering disciplines—a group of innovators who pave the way in 
implementing environmental solutions. E & E has been dedicated to 
environmental conservation and enhancement since our founding in 1970. 
Please view our website at http://www.ene.com to apply on-line. These 
are temporary positions which do not include medical insurance, paid 
leave or sick time. Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an equal 
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants 
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran 
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (several) - Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory 
(RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts 
in National Parks and National Forests in the Black Hills of South 
Dakota as well as other federal lands in the western Dakotas and 
Nebraska. The position will run from May 12 thru mid-July (with the 
possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data). 
Surveys will be in a variety of habitats including coniferous forests, 
shortgrass prairie, sandhills and riparian systems. Technicians will 
attend a mandatory paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon 
successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 
conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule will be ten days 
on/four days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species 
found in the area by sight and sound upon completion of training. 
Applicants should expect to hike long distances off-trail in difficult 
conditions with sometimes steep and rugged terrain. Primitive camping, 
often without phone service or facilities will be required. Some 
overnight backcountry travel may be necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: 
Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be 
willing to work long hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working 
independently with multiple days of solitude. 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 required. Desired qualifications include 
experience conducting point count surveys, the ability to identify 
western bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, long 
distance hiking, and backcountry navigation. Applicants with personal 
4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, RMBO may rent vehicles 
for particularly qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles. 
COMPENSATION: $455 - $550/week depending on experience, reimbursement 
for project related driving and some recreational travel, and up to 
$400/month in camping and lodging reimbursement. TO APPLY: Email a cover 
letter including dates of availability and a resume with at least three 
references as a single document to: JEFF BIREK (EM: 
jeff.birek[AT]rmbo.org). I will begin reviewing applications on March 
24th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found. 
Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.

SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN: Early May – end of August 2014 (start date 
flexible). Hawks Aloft, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit organization, 
seeks an enthusiastic field assistant for our study to measure avian 
abundance and species richness relative to different land management 
strategies in riparian woodland and pinyon/juniper woodlands in 
north-central New Mexico. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable 
applicant is found. Surveys will include transect surveys and point 
counts in the Middle Rio Grande bosque (riparian woodland), Santa Fe 
National Forest and other locations in Taos and Cibola counties 
(pinyon/juniper woodland), and Gray Vireo surveys as needed. We invite 
enthusiastic applicants with a demonstrated ability to work 
independently in remote areas with minimal supervision; demonstrated 
experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; and previous 
field experience with birds and other wildlife. BS/BA in a biologically 
related field or work towards a college degree in biological sciences is 
preferred. Position based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but will require 
overnight travel and camping, hiking up to 8 miles per day in remote 
areas. All surveys begin within 30 minutes of dawn and must be completed 
within 4 hours. Must be willing to use your own vehicle (mileage 
reimbursed). Attention to detail and good time management skills are 
also helpful. Work week: Monday-Saturday, variable hours. Monthly salary 
of $1,700 - $2,200 DOE. We also will consider applicants that desire 
part-time work and are based in the Albuquerque area. Please e-mail a 
cover letter including dates of availability , resume and at least three 
references to: (EM: gail AT hawksaloft.org); Attn: GAIL GARBER, 
Executive Director, Hawks Aloft, Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 
87184. http;//www.hawksaloft.org

VOLUNTEER BIRD-BANDING ASSISTANT at the University of Utah field 
stations. Location: University of Utah Rio Mesa Field Station, outside 
of Moab, near Arches National Park, Utah. http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/ 
Duration: Spring Season (April 1 – June 15). Number of Openings: 2 
volunteers. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: University of Utah 
biology professor Cagan Sekercioglu is conducting a bird migration 
monitoring project at the university field station in Utah. This is an 
opportunity to band birds in spectacular landscapes that are off-limits 
to the public. We have documented more than 135 bird species at the Rio 
Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants each season to 
date. Two assistant banders are needed to help operate a passerine 
migration monitoring station between April 1 and June 15. A qualified 
candidate is expected to have substantial experience working with birds. 
Explaining bird banding to outside groups and data entry are among 
duties required. The station will be open 5 days a week. Lodging will be 
provided on site, in a beautiful location. Lodging and basic food 
stipend provided. To Apply: Email cover letter and resume outlining 
qualifications to EVAN BUECHLEY (EM: e.buechley AT utah.edu).

RESEARCH ORNITHOLOGIST – Location: Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge with 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Grand Chenier, 
Louisiana. Job Type: Full Time - Permanent. Job Description: The 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for a talented 
and motivated individual to serve as the Research Ornithologist at 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (RWR). RWR is a 76,000 acre refuge in 
southwestern Louisiana consisting primarily of coastal marsh, as well as 
beach (26 miles) and chenier woods habitats. RWR is situated in one of 
the most diverse bird regions in the U.S., with 277 species documented 
on the refuge. Part of the mission of RWR is to conduct research that 
addresses pertinent biological questions related to marsh management, 
wildlife, or fisheries resources. RWR has engaged in ornithological 
research since the 1960s, with major projects including the 
reintroduction and monitoring of Brown Pelicans and monitoring of the 
nesting Bald Eagle population; both of these are major endangered 
species success stories. More recently, RWR also initiated a Whooping 
Crane reintroduction in southwestern Louisiana. Job Duties: Research 
(80%), Administrative Duties (10%), and Other as Assigned (10%). Example 
job duties: **Conducts wildlife and wetlands ecology research with 
particular emphasis on avian species (e.g., waterfowl, shorebirds, 
wading birds, neo-tropical migrants) on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and 
in the surrounding region. **Works/collaborates with staff biologists, 
graduate students, and other collaborating scientists (state, national, 
international) in the development, facilitation, and implementation of 
high quality research at Rockefeller Refuge and in southwestern 
Louisiana. **Develops research and grant proposals, conducts scientific 
investigations, and secures grants to conduct research to gain 
information necessary to manage Louisiana’s renewable natural resources, 
wetlands, and the 76,000 acre Rockefeller Refuge. **Publishes research 
findings in peer reviewed scientific publications and also presents 
research findings at state, national, and international meetings. 
**Responsible for the development and coordination of a neo-tropical 
migrant and/or shorebird research program for southwestern Louisiana. 
**Assists with mottled duck banding efforts for the long-term, statewide 
mottled duck research and management initiative. **Prepares various 
reports, correspondence, timesheets, expense forms, invoices, and 
purchase orders, as well as entering research data. **Attend meetings, 
conferences, and workshops for work plan coordination and to 
obtain/provide continuing education and/or safety training. **Conducts 
field trips and presentations for civic, public, and private groups on 
wetland ecosystem management which includes habitat improvement and 
stabilization on Department property. **Conducts search and rescue 
operations by boat/airboat in southwestern Louisiana. Desired 
Qualifications and Attributes: An earned Doctorate in wildlife 
management, biology, zoology, or related discipline, as well as a solid 
publication and grant writing record. Willingness to collaborate on 
projects with refuge and departmental staff, as well as faculty and 
graduate students on research projects. Airboat operation experience is 
desirable, but not required. Ability to live in a small community and in 
a remote location (e.g., closest Wal-Mart is 1 hour away), but with the 
benefit of having field sites in your front and back yards. Equipment, 
Facilities, and Research Funding: RWR has a fleet of boats, airboats, 
ATVs, and state trucks to access coastal habitats. RWR is also scheduled 
to complete refurbishment of an on-site dormitory in Summer 2014, with a 
new, state-of-the-art laboratory slated for construction in 2015/2016. 
RWR also has internal funding available to purchase essential research 
equipment needed by the incumbent, as well as other competitive 
departmental funding opportunities (e.g., State Wildlife Grants). 
Salary: Commensurate with experience, but does include permanent housing 
(new single family home, expected completion April 2014), utilities, and 
state health/retirement benefits. How to Apply: Go to the Louisiana 
Civil Service Job Seekers website (URL: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm) and search by 
location for “Cameron Parish.” The Research Ornithologist position is 
advertised as Biologist 1 – 3. Deadline to Apply: 18 April 2014. For 
more information about this position, contact WILL SELMAN via email (EM: 
wselman AT wlf.la.gov).

TRACY AVIARY SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR – Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT. 
The Bird Programs Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a mature, highly 
motivated educator experienced with camp facilitation to join its 
Education Team for a summer seasonal camp facilitator position. The 
duties of this 40-hour a week position will involve preparation and 
facilitation of Tracy Aviary Avian Adventure Summer Camps. Additional 
duties may include formal and non-formal programs with youth and the 
general public. Such programs may include tours, interpreting at 
exhibits and staffing special events. We seek candidates who are able to 
start the week of May 26th, and end no sooner than Wednesday, August 
20th. Wage: $9 per hour. Minimum Qualifications: ** Youth camp and 
leadership experience; ** Certification in CPR and First Aid; ** 
Demonstrated interest in a career in the field of Education; ** 
Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently; 
** Highly motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new 
tasks and meet commitments. Additional and Preferred Qualifications: ** 
A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental 
studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an 
approved college or university. Applications still working toward a 
degree will be considered.; ** Knowledge about regional birds and avian 
ecology; ** Skills in presenting to mixed groups; ** Food Hander’s 
Permit; ** Proficiency in word processing, layout and editing; ** 
Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies. Application 
Requirements: Position available starting May 26 2014. Open until 
filled. Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls 
please. Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three 
references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird Programs Manager, (EM: education AT 
tracyaviary.org). Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for more information 
about Tracy Aviary.

TRACY AVIARY CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP – Position 
begins week of May 26th and ends no sooner than August 18th 2014. This 
position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three 
months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am 
and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of 
service. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the 
internship. DUTIES: Primary duties for this position will include: 1. 
Creating materials, and assisting in teaching engaging children’s summer 
camp programs. 2. Facilitating exhibit interpretation, tours, and other 
educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. May involve planning 
and materials creation. 3. Developing and implementing a capstone 
internship project Other requirements may include assisting with events, 
completing administrative tasks associated with the programs described 
above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and 
events, and participating in various training opportunities, as 
appropriate. Please note that these positions do not involve any direct 
contact with animals. Intern is responsible for securing his or her own 
housing. COMPENSATION: $1200 stipend for three months of service. 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must speak, read and write English fluently. 
Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of 
education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students 
or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. Education: 
A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental 
studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an 
approved college or university is preferred but not required. We are 
seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of 
all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection 
to the natural world. Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for more 
information regarding Tracy Aviary. HOW TO APPLY: Applications are being 
accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, 
resume, and phone numbers for three references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird 
Programs Manager, (EM: education AT tracyaviary.org).

SPARROW DEMOGRAPHY FIELD TECHNICIANS at the University of 
Connecticut/SHARP. Location: Connecticut. Deadline: 25 Apr 2014. 
DEMOGRAPHICS FIELD TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal marsh bird 
research along the mid-Atlantic and New England coast. Technicians will 
conduct nest searching, mist-netting and banding, and vegetation surveys 
for Saltmarsh Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow and Seaside Sparrow. Positions 
are available in Connecticut (Barn Island WMA, Hammonasset SP, and East 
River Marsh). Technicians should expect to work long days in challenging 
field conditions (high heat/humidity, no shade, and no shortage of 
biting insects!) The ideal candidates will have previous nest searching 
or mist-netting experience, be self motivated and physically fit, have a 
positive attitude, and work well as part of a team. Technicians will 
support a large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian 
Research Program, which investigates the status and distribution of 
tidal marsh birds along the North Atlantic coast. Particular emphasis is 
placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow, Willet, 
and Clapper Rail. See www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more information on 
SHARP. Salary ranges from 320-440$ per week, depending on experience. 
Positions begin in mid May 2014 and conclude in mid/late August 2014. To 
apply, please send a cover letter and a resume with three references to: 
EMMA SHELLY, P.h.D. student at the University of Connecticut, (EM: 
emma.shelly AT uconn.edu).

BIOLOGIST – Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated 
environmental consulting firm committed to supporting sustainable 
development through responsible environmental stewardship. We are 
seeking a Biologist for our Salt Lake City office. This position will be 
responsible for various biological surveys using a range of sampling 
techniques. Our successful candidate must be familiar with regional 
avian populations and survey protocol and be able to work independently 
and as part of a team. Responsibilities: **land delineations: **Plant 
and habitat surveys: **Vegetation characterizations: **Avian surveys: 
**Bat acoustic and mist-net surveys: **Special status species surveys: 
**Data collection, analysis, and report writing and preparation of NEPA 
and other permitting documents Requirements: **2+ years of experience 
and a MS or 3+ years of experience and a BS in Biology or closely 
related discipline: **Biological field experience including wetland 
delineations, plant and habitat surveys, vegetation characterizations, 
avian surveys and/or special status species surveys: **Experience 
preforming biological surveys for wind and solar projects desired: 
**NEPA experience preferred: **Wetlands Certification preferred: **GIS 
experience is a plus: **Excellent interpersonal communication and 
technical writing skills: **Excellent computer skills including 
proficiency in Microsoft Office: **Ability to walk for several miles, 
work in extreme temperatures, rough terrain and work independently in 
remote areas: **Ability to travel to meet business needs. E & E is its 
people. We are a knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of 
more than 85 scientific and engineering disciplines—a group of 
innovators who pave the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & 
E has been dedicated to environmental conservation and enhancement since 
our founding in 1970. E & E offers opportunities for growth in a 
team-oriented environment, with a competitive benefits package. Local 
candidates preferred. Please view our website at http://www.ene.com to 
apply on-line. Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or 
any other characteristic protected by law.

POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS – The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program Location: NJ, VA, MD Deadline: 9 Apr 2014. POINT COUNT 
TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal marsh bird research along the 
mid-Atlantic and New England coast! Technicians will support a 
large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program, which investigates the status and distribution of tidal marsh 
birds along the North Atlantic coast. Particular emphasis is placed on 
Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Willet and Clapper 
Rail. See http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more information on SHARP. 
Technicians will conduct distance-sample point count surveys, as well as 
broadcast surveys, for secretive tidal marsh birds in selected tidal 
marshes. Positions are available in coastal New Jersey, Maryland, and 
Virginia. Ideal applicants will have prior experience with point count 
surveys and broadcast surveys, and be willing to work long hours in 
remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting insects and heat). 
All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving 
record, a good sense of humor, and the ability to adjust to varying 
schedules throughout the field season. Applicants must also have a 
working knowledge of northeastern bird identification by sight and 
sound. Some positions may require use of a personal vehicle for work 
(mileage reimbursable). Applicants must be comfortable on boats. Housing 
may be available for all positions. Salary starts at ~$9/hour and will 
be commensurate with experience. Positions will begin mid-April to early 
May 2014 and conclude late July - early August 2014. To apply, please 
send a resume and application letter with three references to (EM: info 
AT tidalmarshbirds.org – Specify interested states in subject line of 
email).

SUMMER FIELD BIOLOGY OPPORTUNITY at Bedford Audubon Society. Bedford 
Audubon Society is pleased to announce the availability of an eight-week 
paid opportunity in field biology, located at Bylane Farm, our center of 
operations in Katonah, New York. About Bedford Audubon Society: Bedford 
Audubon Society is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that owns and 
manages nearly 600 acres of stunning wildlife habitat in four 
sanctuaries, with more than seven miles of scenic trails. Our largest 
sanctuary includes Bylane Farm, our historic 1700s center of operations 
and home to our offices, the John Bull Library, and the Leon Levy Native 
Garden. Since our founding on February 13, 1913, Bedford Audubon has 
celebrated the natural heritage of the lower Hudson Valley and provided 
conservation excellence in the communities of northern Westchester and 
eastern Putnam counties. Today, Bedford Audubon continues to be the 
local authority on birds and habitat. We look forward to the next one 
hundred years as we continue to promote environmental literacy and 
experiential learning, conduct critical research, and protect and 
conserve wildlife habitat in our community while being a credible voice 
on local conservation issues and promoting sound environmental 
decision-making. Required Skills & Qualities: The ideal candidate for 
the Summer Field Biology Opportunity is an enthusiastic individual with 
a passion for environmental conservation and field biology. The 
candidate should have experience with mist netting and bird banding, 
possess bird and plant identification skills, and have excellent written 
and verbal skills. A cheerful eagerness to work in a public setting is 
required. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work 
successfully independently and in a supportive team atmosphere. Further, 
the candidate should be in good physical condition and willing to work 
outside for extended periods as well as in a casual yet professional 
office setting. Candidates should provide their own binoculars and 
laptop and hold a valid driver’s license and have personal 
transportation. Core Responsibilities: **Participate in our Monitoring 
Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) research program. This 
includes site preparation, bird extraction from mist nets, banding, data 
collection and management, and data reporting. MAPS is a North American 
research project led by the Institute for Bird Populations. There are 
more than 500 MAPS Stations across the continent. MAPS is a rigorous 
scientific endeavor, utilizing demographic techniques specifically 
recommended for monitoring the effectiveness of avian conservation 
efforts. The resulting banding data provide critical information 
relating to the ecology, conservation, and management of North American 
landbird populations, and the factors responsible for changes in their 
populations. **Research and identify ideal point count locations within 
the sanctuaries. **Position and check game cameras within the 
sanctuaries. **Update sanctuary wildlife checklists. **Aid in sanctuary 
management including identifying emerging invasive species and 
researching and implementing best practices for management, monitoring 
for evidence of pollution and other habitat degradation. **Additional 
opportunities for research and activity (e.g., fundraising, 
communications, etc.) are available, depending on the candidate’s 
experience and personal goals. **Assist in the smooth operation of 
Bedford Audubon Society. Opportunity Summary: Dates: late May – early 
August (see note). Time Commitment: Approximately 35 hours per week, 8 
weeks minimum. Stipend: $1,500.00. Lodging: Free lodging at Bylane Farm 
for qualifying candidates. Location: Bylane Farm (35 Todd Road, Katonah, 
New York). Note: Start and end dates are somewhat flexible depending on 
your academic and personal schedule: please include any date 
restrictions in your cover letter. To apply: **Email your cover letter 
describing your interest and personal goals for this position, résumé or 
curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references to TAIT 
JOHANSSON, Naturalist-in-Residence, (EM: tjohansson AT 
bedfordaudubon.org) by no later than Friday, April 25, 2014. **Please 
include “2014 Summer Field Biology Opportunity” as the email subject 
line. **Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT Needed between about 9 Jul and 23 Sep 2014 for 
seabird monitoring at the Barren Islands, Alaska. We will collect 
information on breeding success, population size, chick diet, and chick 
growth of tufted puffins and fork-tailed storm-petrels. We will survey 
monitoring plots nest-by-nest, collect diet samples with a variety of 
methods including mistnetting, and measure chicks. Some boating and 
observing cliff-nesting murres and kittiwakes will also be included. 
Some of the work is physically demanding and takes place on steep 
slopes. The crew of 2-3 will live at a field camp on the island and hike 
to study areas. This position offers excellent opportunities for viewing 
seabirds and other wildlife, but conditions are often windy, cool, and 
damp. The island is remote and communication with the mainland is 
possible only by radio and satellite phone. Applicants should be in 
excellent physical condition, able to make careful observations over 
long periods of time, and able to work and live happily in this 
environment. We provide airfare (within the U.S.), food, lodging, and 
required equipment. To apply send a cover letter and resume (including 
the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to 
ARTHUR KETTLE and LESLIE SLATER, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife 
Refuge, 95 Sterling Hwy. #1, Homer, Alaska 99603; (EM: Arthur_Kettle AT 
fws.gov and Leslie_Slater AT fws.gov; PH: 907-226-4614; FX: 907-235-7783).

REFUGE BIOLOGY INTERN needed to assist with biological program on 
Eastern Shore of VA and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuges. 
Projects include: monitoring American oystercatcher and piping plover 
nests, assisting with diamond-back terrapin road crossing prevention 
maintenance, posting signs, assisting with salt marsh ecological 
integrity study, recording and entering data and invasive species 
management. The majority of the work for this position will take place 
outdoors. Work will be 40 hours per week and may include weekends and 
holidays. Position extends from mid-April into August 2014 (some 
flexibility for the end date exists). Stipend of $126/week + shared 
housing available. Applicants must have or be pursuing a bachelor's 
degree in biology. Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to 
hike long distances on sand with heavy loads. Previous birding 
experience and a valid US driver's license are required. Must be able to 
work with minimal supervision, be independent and easy-going, have a 
positive attitude, and ability to endure heat and biting insects. Must 
be willing to work on other projects within the biological program when 
needed. Send letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and contact 
information for 3 references to PAMELA DENMON (EM: Pamela_Denmon AT 
fws.gov). Application deadline is April 9, but interviews will be 
ongoing and a selection may be made prior to that date.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST
at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Website: http://www.rmbo.org 
Location: short grass prairie. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking two 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts in the grasslands 
of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The position will 
run from May 5 through late-June (with the possibility for continued 
employment entering and proofing data). Surveys are located on public 
and private lands throughout the study area. Technicians will attend a 
mandatory paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon successful 
completion of training, technicians will work independently conducting 
bird surveys. The standard work schedule will be ten days on/four days 
off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species in short 
grass prairie region by sight and sound upon completion of training. 
Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities, will be 
required. Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically 
fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long hours in the field. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude and be able to identify short grass prairie bird species by 
sight and sound. 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 required. 
Desired qualifications include experience conducting point count 
surveys, experience camping, hiking, and backcountry navigation. 
Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, 
RMBO may rent vehicles for particularly qualified applicants that do not 
possess 4WD vehicles. To apply, email a cover letter detailing your bird 
identification skills and experience and dates of availability as well 
as a resume with at least three references as a single document to: 
JASON BEASON (EM: jason.beason AT rmbo.org). I will begin reviewing 
applications as soon as they are received and positions will be filled 
as suitable applicants are found.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER NEST MONITOR at Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources. 
Website: http://www.dnr.wi.gov Location: Wisconsin. Duration: 2 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Mar 
2014. Job Description: The Wisconsin Kirtland's Warbler Project is 
seeking two qualified nest monitors for the 2014 breeding season. The 
work will be based at Wisconsin’s main breeding site in central 
Wisconsin. First nest monitor will begin in early to mid May, will not 
require travel outside of Adams County, and will continue until end of 
July. Second nest monitor will begin around June 1, will require 
occasional travel to sites in central and northern Wisconsin, and will 
end in early to mid August. Nest monitor duties include the following: 
1) observe and document adult territorial, courtship, and nesting 
behaviors of the endangered Kirtland's warbler; 2) record nest phenology 
and results; 3) keep daily log of activities at assigned breeding 
site(s); 4) participate with mist netting and banding activities; 5) 
assist with cowbird trapping; 6) assist with and/or lead guided tours of 
site; 7) produce interim and final reports; 8) conduct other project 
related duties as assigned. In addition, second nest monitor will survey 
for Kirtland's warblers at assigned sites in Wisconsin. Qualifications: 
Candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, 
conservation, natural resources or related field, must be able to 
identify Wisconsin's shrubland birds by sight and sound, and must be 
experienced in use of GPS units. Previous experience with Kirtland's 
warblers is not necessary. Preference will be given to those with 
previous forest songbird nest monitoring experience and/or territorial 
mapping. Must have own transportation. To Apply: Send a resume and cover 
letter to KIM GRVELES of the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (EM: 
kim.grveles AT wisconsin.gov) by March 28, 2014. For more information, 
contact Kim at the email above (PH: 608-264-8594).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN (Texas) at Stephen F. Austin State University. 
Location: Lindale, Texas. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: 
Technician needed to assist graduate student with study of avian 
communities in bottomland hardwoods in Texas. Work lasts from 
approximately April 18th to August 8th. Work will include; 1) conducting 
point-count bird surveys, 2) measuring habitat characteristics, 3) nest 
searches and, 5) mist netting. Work schedule will depend on weather. 
Applicants must be flexible and willing to work when needed. 
Qualifications: Desired skills include bird identification by sight and 
sound, bird capturing/handling experience, orienteering, physical 
fitness, attention to detail. Training will be provided as needed. 
Preference will be given to candidates with field experience and a 
degree in wildlife or related field. Tolerance of early mornings and 
irregular hours, extreme heat, and a variety of biting insects is a 
must. Field vehicle and on-site housing will be provided. To Apply: 
Electronically send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 
3 references to MEREDITH WILSON (EM: mpwilson09 AT gmail.com).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN- BANDING AND SURVEYS at Stephen F. Austin State 
University. Location: Lindale, Texas. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: Technicians needed to assist graduate student with study of 
avian communities in bottomland hardwoods in Texas. Work lasts from 
April 18th to August 8th. Work will include; 1) Bird banding, 2) 
operating spectrometer equipment, 3) conducting point-count bird 
surveys, 4) nest searches, and 5) measuring habitat characteristics. 
Work schedule will depend on weather. Applicants must be flexible and 
willing to work when needed. Qualifications: Must have experience 
identifying birds by sight and sound, setting up mist nets and bird 
capturing/handling experience. Desired skills include orienteering, 
physical fitness, and attention to detail. Preference will be given to 
candidates with this field experience and the ability to start April 
18th. Tolerance of early mornings and irregular hours, extreme heat, and 
a variety of biting insects is a must. Field vehicle and on-site housing 
will be provided. To Apply: Electronically send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for 3 references to MEREDITH WILSON (EM: 
mpwilson09 AT gmail.com).

CALIFORNIA CONDOR GOLDEN EAGLE MONITORS at Western EcoSystems 
Technology, Inc. Website: http://www.west-inc.com Location: Kern and 
Imperial Counties, CA. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 18 Apr 2014. Job Description: Primary 
duty for the first position is to conduct golden eagle monitoring at a 
wind energy development in Imperial County, California. Primary duty for 
the second position is to conduct California condor/golden eagle 
monitoring at a wind energy development in Kern County, California. The 
biological technicians will take part in monitoring programs that are 
unlike anything implemented to date at a wind energy facility anywhere 
in the world and will not only provide a test of state of the art 
technological solutions and their ability to eliminate California condor 
and/or golden eagle turbine collisions, but will also provide a unique 
opportunity to gain a better understanding of the interaction of these 
species and wind energy facilities. Compensation: Wages $20/hr. 
Qualifications: Work requires the ability to identify raptors present in 
the western US in general and southern California desert raptors 
specifically, by sight, sometimes at great distances. Must have 
excellent birding and observation skills and be able to take detailed 
field notes. Skilled use of GPS units, 4x4 vehicle, and other field 
equipment is required. Work may require hiking in rugged terrain. Work 
is approx. 32 – 40 hrs/week for four months, beginning approx. May 5, 
2014. Those applying MUST possess the following: * significant birding 
skills including particularly raptor ID experience * applicants with 
previous California condor/golden eagle experience preferred * excellent 
observation skills with good vision * ability to work independently and 
interact positively with project managers, clients, landowners, and 
other technicians * overall dedication to excellence and sense of pride 
in their work * good organizational skills, attention to detail, and 
flexibility * valid Driver’s License OTHER DESIRABLE experience or 
skills: * strong academic background and performance. B.S. degree in 
biology preferred. * experience surveying for California condors, golden 
eagles, and other raptors * experience conducting California condor, 
golden eagle (or other raptor species) behavioral observations. TO 
APPLY: In a single WORD or PDF document include a cover letter, your 
current resume, and three solid references with phone numbers and email 
addresses. Title the document with your first and last name and send to: 
(EM: humanresources AT west-inc.com). Subject Line should read 
"California condor, eagle monitoring" WEST is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. For more information, please contact KEN LEVENSTEIN (EM: 
klevenstein AT west-inc.com) or KENTON TAYLOR (EM: kentontaylor AT 
west-inc.com).

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: Richmond, KY; Jackson, KY; 
Lewisburg, TN. Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 25 Apr 2014. Job Description: The 
Center for Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee 
is in search of 5 technicians who will assist with grassland/early 
successional bird monitoring from early May to approximately early 
August. Technicians will be based at one of three locations (Richmond, 
KY; Jackson, KY; Lewisburg, TN). There will be some flexibility in 
choice of location, but final assignment will depend on level of 
experience with grassland bird monitoring and need. Salary is 
$1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and 
early successional birds, vegetation sampling, and data entry. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include bobolink, dickcissel, field 
sparrow, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow); 
distance sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and 
identification; and basic vegetation identification. Preference will be 
given to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skill. Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected as pre-treatment data for a patch-burn grazing study that will 
be implemented next year. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field is preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars. 
Experienced applicants will be considered for a crew leader position at 
each site in each state, but must provide evidence of their ability to 
supervise a research crew. To Apply: Electronic applications are 
preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work 
experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership 
experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: 
Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIANS at The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: Vonore, TN and Healy, KS. 
Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 8. 
Application Deadline: 25 Apr 2014. Job Description: The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee is in search 
of 8 technicians who will assist with grassland/early successional bird 
monitoring from early May to approximately early August. Technicians 
will be based at one of two locations (Vonore, TN and Healy, KS). There 
will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment 
will depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring and 
need. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle 
will be provided. Review of applications begins immediately and 
continues until filled. Job duties include conducting distance-based 
surveys for grassland and early successional birds, vegetation sampling, 
insect sampling, and data entry. Qualifications: The ideal candidates 
should be familiar with grassland/early successional bird identification 
by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, 
field sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, 
Henslow’s sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling methodology; 
nest searching techniques and identification; insect sampling; and basic 
vegetation identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
proven bird identification and nest searching experience and skill. 
Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long days in the field 
during hot summer months, and energetic and excited about applied avian 
conservation research. These data are being collected to assess the 
differences between switchgrass biofuel grass fields, and 
region-specific typical grass fields. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, 
or related field is preferred. Candidates should bring their own 
binoculars. Experienced applicants will be considered for a crew leader 
position at each site in each state, but must provide evidence of their 
ability to supervise a research crew. To Apply: Electronic applications 
are preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific 
work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching and 
leadership experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 
references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- March 18, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:33 -0400
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BIRD BANDING SEASONAL POSITION – Position Summary: Audubon Sharon, 
located in Sharon, CT, is hiring bird banding seasonals to continue 
long-time bird banding and research stations following MAPS protocol. 
The position runs early May through mid-August. The M.A.P.S. project was 
started in 1989 by the Institute for Bird Populations. M.A.P.S. 
-Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship- is a constant effort 
banding project aimed at monitoring bird populations by gathering 
information about productivity- the ability of individual bird species 
to reproduce and survivorship of adults birds from year to year. The 
intent is to not only document declines as they are occurring, but to 
attribute whether the decline is the result of adults not returning back 
to their breeding sites or to adults not successfully producing young on 
their breeding territories. There are over 500 banding stations 
nationwide that are collecting data and submitting it to a central 
office in California where the data is then compiled and analyzed on a 
site specific and region by region basis. In 1997, The Sharon Audubon 
Center collaborated with various National Audubon Society properties, 
local chapters of Audubon, and the Nature Conservancy to establish 5 
banding stations located within the Northwest Corner of CT and in nearby 
Dutchess County. Annually, two interns are trained and hired to work at 
our 5 banding stations from May-August to mist-net, band birds and 
record data. Essential Functions: The Bird Bander will be responsible 
for operating mist-netting and banding (MAPS) stations in CT and NY, 
which includes hiking in and out of banding sites on uneven terrain 
sometimes in the dark, setting up mist-nets before dawn, carefully 
extracting and banding birds for up to 6 hours at a time, and taking and 
recording different measurements of the birds including, but not limited 
to, weight, sex and age. Qualifications and Experience: **Good birding 
identification skills and knowledge of eastern birds a must, **Previous 
mist-netting and banding experience helpful but not necessary (training 
provided), **A current driver’s license and own transportation are 
required. Applicants should be independently motivated, show strong 
initiative, and be willing and physically able to get up and begin work 
before dawn, work long days in hot and buggy conditions 6 days per week 
for the duration of the season. The top applicants will be completely 
capable and experienced with capturing small birds, identifying them and 
removing birds from mist-nets. Please highlight your experience in these 
areas in your cover letter. Compensation: $8.70-$10.00/hr plus housing. 
Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building on Audubon 
Sharon property with 2 small private bedrooms and one larger bedroom 
with 2 bunk beds. There are two bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living 
room. To Apply: All applications must be done online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2044/bird-bander/job. No mailed, 
emailed or faxed applications will be accepted. Please be sure to 
include a cover letter. Applications will be accepted through April 12, 
2014.

WATERBIRD TECHNICIANS (2) needed to conduct inventory of breeding 
colonial waterbirds in North Dakota, approximately May 19 – July 18. 
Main duties will be to search for and count nesting waterbirds, interact 
with landowners and federal and state biologists, and data entry. Work 
entails considerable driving and travel on sometimes muddy roads 
throughout the state, some canoeing, and long hours, including pre-dawn 
counts, in hot, mosquito-ridden conditions. Technicians will be 
temporary seasonal employees of Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Salary 
$1800-$2000/mo plus lodging and travel stipend. Field research 
experience and experience operating canoes and/or small boats is 
required; ornithological field experience, experience with waterbird 
identification and survey methods, and ability to operate small boat 
engines are a plus. In addition, camping gear, binoculars, and a valid 
driver’s license are required. Must be 21 years old at time of 
employment. Send cover letter stating interest, resume, available dates, 
and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three 
references to (EM:: nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org). Applications will be 
evaluated when received; final deadline is March 21, 2014.

PRAIRIE BIRD NEST SEARCHER AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VOLUNTEER at 
University of Manitoba LCSP. Website: 
http://www.conserveprairiebirds.org/ Location: Brooks, AB. Duration: 3 
months. Job Type: Volunteer. Application Deadline: 25 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: I am seeking 1 additional volunteer to join a crew of 7 for 
a University of Manitoba Master’s study on the effects of oil 
infrastructure on the nesting success of grassland birds in the 
mixed-grass prairies of Southern Alberta. The successful applicant will 
live in Brooks Alberta with a crew comprised of more experienced paid 
technicians, volunteers, and graduate students from several projects. 
This project will examine nest survival with respect to oil 
infrastructure proximity, and attempt to document the predator 
community. Focal species will include Sprague’s Pipit and 
Chestnut-collared Longspur, both of which possess threatened statuses in 
Canada. Cenovus Energy sponsors this research and all employees must 
comply with Cenovus safety regulations and certifications. The position 
runs from 1 May 2014 until mid-August 2014. Duties will include nest 
searching for ground nesting birds via rope dragging, deployment and 
maintenance of nest cameras, nest monitoring, vegetation surveys, 
songbird transects, data entry, various logistical odd jobs, and 
adherence to protocols. Candidates must be prepared to live and work in 
close quarters and participate in cooking and cleaning duties. The 
successful applicant will receive free housing and a food stipend for 
the duration of the season. Qualifications: Candidates should have some 
background in ecology/ornithology and an interest in pursuing a career 
in a related field. Candidates must be capable of learning to ID bird 
and plant species, able to use binoculars, compass, and GPS units, 
comfortable in the outdoors for long periods of times and able to cope 
with biting insects, sun, and inclement weather, able to work 
independently and as a team member, detail oriented and patient with 
respect to good data collection practices, physically fit and able to 
carry a backpack and heavy camera batteries, flexible with long and 
irregular field hours, comfortable with rural navigation and use of 4X4 
vehicle in muddy driving conditions, and finally must love birds! To 
apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and reference in to JACY 
BERNATH-PLAISTED (EM: jbernathp AT gmail.com).

TROPICAL AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Stirling/University of 
Oxford. Location: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. 
Duration: July to September (3 months). Job Type: Temporary. Job 
Description: I am seeking a field assistant to conduct field research in 
Panama. The project investigates the species and functional composition 
of bird communities in regenerating tropical forests in central Panama. 
The work will involve point counts, with some mistnetting, at a number 
of locations on Barro Colorado Island and the surrounding areas. Field 
conditions are hot, humid, buggy, and muddy and will involve early 
morning starts! Field accommodation will be at the Smithsonian Tropical 
Research Institutes’ research station on Barro Colorado Island. Housing 
and food will be provided at the research station along with a small 
stipend to cover living expenses. Qualifications: Applicants must have 
previous tropical bird research experience, with excellent Panamanian 
bird ID skills (both visual and aural). You should be comfortable 
working and living in tough tropical conditions, be highly motivated and 
happy to start work before dawn. You must hold a valid international 
passport, and work well both as a team and individually. Mist-netting 
experience, a valid driver’s license and boat license, and basic Spanish 
language ability are all preferred. Application Deadline: Applicant 
review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 
filled. To Apply: Please send a covering letter detailing your previous 
experience, a C.V. and contact information for two references to REBEKAH 
MAYHEW (EM: r.j.mayhew AT stir.ac.uk). Feel free to contact Rebekah with 
any questions you might have.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER RESEARCH FIELD ASSISTANT Organization: University of 
Chicago. Application deadline: 04/01/2013. Location: Beaver Island, 
Michigan. Duration: 04/21/2013 - late July (dates may vary). Job type: 
Volunteer field assistant. Job Description: One field assistant is 
needed from approximately April 21st through late-July to help with a 
project on the behavioral ecology of spotted sandpipers in Michigan. The 
field assistant will work closely with a graduate student to help 
capture, band, and process adult birds and chicks. The assistant will 
also help locate nests, conduct focal observations, and determine 
territory size using a GPS. The work will all be carried out on Beaver 
Island, Michigan. There is a small town on the island, but travel to and 
from the island is somewhat limited. The assistant will be responsible 
for transportation to and from the island, but room and board are 
covered (at Central Michigan University Biological Station or a rental 
house on Beaver Island). It is possible that the start and end date will 
change depending on the birds' breeding season. Qualifications: The 
field assistant needs to be comfortable walking several miles a day and 
working outside for approximately eight hours a day, sometimes in 
adverse conditions. The assistant is expected to keep organized notes 
and be a responsible team member. Experience working with birds and mist 
nets is preferred, but not required. To Apply: Please send your cover 
letter, CV, a list of three references, and your contact information to 
MISHA BLIZARD (EM: blizard AT uchicago.edu). Applications will be 
reviewed as soon as they are submitted.

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER – H. T. Harvey & Associates is 
a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai‘i. 
For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions 
to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Duties: We 
currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an 
experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include 
housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling 
trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; 
managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will 
sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely 
and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight 
travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an 
ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also 
are important. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field 
background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The 
ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field 
projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with 
experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred. Education: 
Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Hiring 
Location: Mojave Desert Region. H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing 
company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an 
excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information 
about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be 
obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should 
respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary 
requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and 
reference “Detection Dog Handler” in the header, or mail/fax application 
to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, 
Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (FX: 408-458-3210). H. T. Harvey & 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, 
disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

TECHNICIAN POSITION FOR BIRD MONITORING IN OREGON CASCADES at Oregon 
State University. Website: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm 
Location: HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, OR. Duration: 2.5 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: Field crew technician (1) needed for a long-term forest 
bird monitoring study at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest 
(http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?topnav=1) from 
approximately May to mid-July. The research project is done by the Betts 
landscape ecology lab at Oregon State University 
(http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm). Main duties include conducting 
avian point count surveys along transects through forests and on dirt 
roads, acoustic recordings, data entry and error checking. The project 
will also involve target netting to obtain fecal samples from birds for 
diet analyses. Additionally, a new hummingbird study will also start in 
the 2014 field season, which will involve hummingbird capturing and 
maintenance of feeder stations. The position requires hiking in 
mountainous terrain, travel on dirt roads by 4WD vehicle and mountain 
bike, early mornings, and working outside for extended periods in cold 
and wet conditions. Apartment-style housing is provided at the HJ 
Andrews with shared rooms. The field station is located in the 
Willamette National Forest near Blue River, OR and provides access to 
great hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming holes, and hot 
springs. Pay for position is $1700-2000/month depending on experience. 
Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit, motivated, 
organized, and comfortable working in remote areas alone or in a group. 
Ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is also necessary. Point 
count experience and identification skills of birds of the Pacific 
Northwest by sight and sound are highly preferred, as well as previous 
mist netting and bird-handling skills. To Apply: Please send a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to SARAH FREY 
HADLEY (EM: hja.birds AT gmail.com). Send application materials as one 
document (word or pdf) that has your last name in the document title. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

MARITIMES MARSH MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, Bird Studies Canada - 
Atlantic Region. BSC is looking for 3-4 motivated and experienced 
individuals to conduct surveys for the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring 
Program in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, for up to 3 months, beginning 
May 12, 2014. Primary responsibilities will include: morning and evening 
surveys for wetland bird species, using standardized point count 
protocols; deploying automated recording devices (songmeters); 
ground-truthing survey sites and collecting additional habitat data. 
Field conditions will be rugged and physically demanding. Some data 
entry will be required. Essential Qualifications: **Strong knowledge of 
wetland birds (able to identify by both sight and sound) and their 
habitats; **Solid understanding of bird survey techniques ; **Experience 
conducting point counts; **Navigation and orienteering experience using 
map, GPS and compass; **Able to work independently and with little 
supervision; **Comfortable working in a team environment; **Comfortable 
working early morning hours and evenings; **Valid driver's license; 
**Available to begin work by May 12, 2014. Assets: **Wilderness First 
Aid; **Canoeing and/or kayaking experience ; **Experience camping and 
working in remote locations; **Experience deploying automated recording 
devices; **Experience building song recognition models and working with 
programs RAVEN and SONGSCOPE; **Knowledge of Maritime wetland 
conservation issues and habitats. Salary: $2,200 - $2,400/month based on 
experience, plus food, accommodation (tent camping) and transport while 
in the field. Application deadline: 26 March 2014. To apply please send 
a brief cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, as well as your 
resume and two references to program coordinator MARGARET CAMPBELL (EM: 
mcampbell AT birdscanada.org). Applications that fail to highlight 
relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered further. 
While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for 
an interview will be contacted.

HIGH ELEVATION LANDBIRD PROGRAM FIELD TECHNICIANS, Bird Studies Canada - 
Atlantic Region. Bird Studies Canada (BSC) - Atlantic Region is seeking 
1 to 2 skilled field biologists to conduct surveys for Bicknell's Thrush 
and other high elevation bird species beginning May 26 2014 for up to 2 
months in remote regions of northern New Brunswick and Cape Breton, Nova 
Scotia. Field work will primarily consist of early morning and/or dusk 
surveys along pre-determined routes and potentially setting up sound 
recorders at other sites. The terrain is rugged and candidates should be 
in good physical condition, as some surveys will require several hours 
of hiking and overnight camping. Visit (URL: 
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/volunteer/achelp) for more information on BSC's 
Bicknell's Thrush research. The following skills and experience are 
essential: **Identify Bicknell's Thrush as well as other high elevation 
bird species by sound; **Comfortable working long days (early morning 
and late nights) ; **Able to work in a team environment; **Able to work 
independently and with little supervision; **Navigation in remote areas 
with map, compass, GPS; **Candidates must also be legally entitled to 
work in Canada and have a valid driver's license; **Able to be gin work 
by May 26, 2014. Additional asset skills: **First Aid Certification 
(successful candidates must obtain first aid certification prior to 
start date) ; **Tent-camping (especially in remote areas) ; **Preference 
may be given to students going to university in New Brunswick who 
qualify for the Student Employment and Experience Development (SEED) 
Program. Salary: $2,200 - $2,400 per month, based on experience. Food, 
accommodation (cabin and/or tent camping), and transport while in the 
field are provided. Deadline: March 26, 2014. To apply please send a 
brief cover letter, highlighting your field experience, as well as your 
resume and two references to HOLLY LIGHTFOOT (EM: hlightfoot AT 
birdscanada.org). Applications that fail to highlight relevant 
experience will not be considered further. While Bird Studies Canada 
thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be 
contacted.

ASSISTANT BANDER – The Calgary Bird Banding Society is a non-profit 
research organization conducting a landbird monitoring project at 
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Alberta. An assistant bander is 
required to assist in operating a passerine and Northern Saw-whet Owl 
migration monitoring station (May 1 - October 31). A qualified candidate 
is expected to have a strong interest in avian biology. Experience with 
identification, ageing, sexing, banding, and mist-netting eastern and 
western North American passerines is an advantage. Data quality control 
and data entry are among duties required alongside banding. Public and 
educational demonstrations will be requested by park interpretive staff 
on a periodic basis. The stations will be open every day weather 
permitting. This is an excellent opportunity to gain more experience 
handling and banding western North American birds. Compensation: $1200 
/month with housing provided courtesy of the Cypress Hills 
Interprovincial Park in the town of Elkwater. To Apply: Email cover 
letter and resume (include references) outlining qualifications to 
YOUSIF ATTIA (EM: cypresshillsmigration AT gmail.com) with “CHIP 
Assistant Bander Position” in the subject line MARBLED MURRELET SURVEY 
TECHNICIANS (WESTERN OREGON). Website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com Location: western Oregon. 
Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal Positions. Number of 
Openings: Many. Application Deadline: 5 Apr 2014. Job Description: 
Turnstone is currently hiring field surveyors and crew leaders to 
conduct surveys for the marbled murrelet, a threatened species of 
seabird that nests primarily in coastal old growth forests. Surveys will 
be on federal, state and private lands in Oregon. Marbled murrelet 
surveys follow an exacting protocol, and surveyors will often be 
required to work odd hours of day and early morning, hike in the dark 
(occasionally long distances), endure inclement weather, and navigate 
forest terrain. These positions are considered full-time seasonal. 
Housing is generally provided at no cost depending on the project, 
camping may sometimes be necessary but is not anticipated. Crews will be 
stationed in several communities in western Oregon, a choice of work 
stations may be available to those who apply early. Survey positions 
begin in mid-April and run through August 5, with the possibility of an 
earlier start date and/or extension depending on project needs. 
Opportunities to work on other projects after the end of the murrelet 
season may be available for the excellent employee. Salary: 
$2000-3000/mo Qualifications: It is preferred that applicants have a 
B.S. degree in wildlife biology or a related field and a minimum of one 
year of field experience. Marbled murrelet experience is preferred, but 
not required if the applicant has strong field skills and an interest in 
avian biology. A portion of the work is predawn, and can be physically 
and mentally demanding. Training and surveyor certification will be held 
in northern California prior to the start date of surveys (late April). 
Succcessful applicants will possess some or all of the following 
characteristics: - The ability to and a track record of working in a 
safe and efficient manner. - The ability and willingness to spend long 
hours in the field (often in inclement weather). - The ability to work 
odd hours, including early morning. - Good physical fitness and the 
ability to hike off-trail. - Basic orienteering and map-reading skills. 
- Have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to navigate forest 
roads and operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle. - The ability to record 
accurate, legible and reliable field data. - The ability to work 
independently and in a team environment. - The ability to follow and/or 
give direction. - The ability to adapt to dynamic projects. - Applicants 
must have normal vision and hearing - a hearing test will be required 
before the start of surveys. To Apply: Please submit applications 
through the employment section of our website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com. Positions will be filled as 
applications are submitted.

TARGET MIST NETTER - FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom 
Martin's long-term research project which examines the evolution of 
life-history traits as well as the influence of predation rates, habitat 
structure, and microclimate on breeding behaviors in birds. We are 
hiring for six target mist netter (3 teams of 2, a primary and secondary 
netter in each team). Applicants should have a strong work ethic as well 
as enthusiasm and appreciation for scientific research. One season of 
netting/banding experience is required for all netting positions. We are 
looking for one netter out of the 6 to be the Banding Supervisor. Those 
applying for the banding supervisor position should be experienced in 
mist netting, target netting, color banding, taking blood samples, and 
have supervisory experience. This season's netters will be target 
netting for specific individuals to carry out a method for measuring 
energetics. Netters need to be very driven and willing to use play back. 
Netters will be trained in (1) injecting and processing doubly-labeled 
water, (2) collecting and processing blood samples and (3) radio 
telemetry. For details, please see our website (URL: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). The 
field crew will also contain 6 nest searchers and a dedicated nestling 
measurer. This project offers the opportunity to gain exposure to many 
of the techniques used in avian field research such as nest-searching, 
radio telemetry, territory mapping, re-sighting, vegetation sampling, 
nestling and egg measurements, and video-taping nests. The study site is 
located in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest at 
8,000 ft. elevation in montane forest. The field camp is remote and 
requires tent living (you must provide your own tent). Pay is $ 1400/mo 
and $1500/mo for the supervisory position. The project runs from 1 May 
2014 and will end no later than 25 Jul 2014 (May 1st start is slightly 
flexible). Review of applications is occurring now, and will continue 
until positions are filled. Please submit a single document containing 
1) a cover letter stating your interest in the project as well as your 
desired position and relevant experience 2) a resume 3) the names, email 
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: (EM: 
arizona.bird.crew AT gmail.com). I, JULIA BRANDAUER (Dr. Martin's 
Research Associate and Field Supervisor), prefer email submissions, but 
if you must surface mail application materials you may send them to: 
Arizona Hiring C/O JULIA BRANDAUER, Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit, 205 Natural Science, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 
406-243-6007406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new 
skills and hone the ones you already have!

NEST SEARCHER - FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom 
Martin's long-term research project which examines the evolution of 
life-history traits as well as the influence of predation rates, habitat 
structure, and microclimate on breeding behaviors in birds. We are 
hiring for six nest searchers. Applicants should have a strong work 
ethic as well as enthusiasm and appreciation for scientific research. 
Nest searchers will nest-search, use radio telemetry, keep territory 
maps, re-sight color banded adult birds, take vegetation surveys, 
collect nestling and egg measurements, and video-tape nests. For 
details, please see our website (URL: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). The 
field crew will also contain 6 target mist netters/banders and a 
dedicated nestling measurer. This project offers the opportunity to gain 
exposure to many of the techniques used in avian field research such as 
mist netting, collecting blood samples, and banding. The study site is 
located in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest at 
8,000 ft. elevation in montane forest. The field camp is remote and 
requires tent living (you must provide your own tent). Pay is $1260 /mo. 
The project runs from 1 May 2014 and will end no later than 25 Jul 2014. 
Review of applications is occurring now, and will continue until 
positions are filled. Please submit a single document containing 1) a 
cover letter stating your interest in the project as well as your 
desired position and relevant experience 2) a resume 3) the names, email 
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: (EM: 
arizona.bird.crew AT gmail.com). I, JULIA BRANDAUER (Dr. Martin's 
Research Associate and Field Supervisor), prefer email submissions, but 
if you must surface mail application materials you may send them to: 
Arizona Hiring C/O JULIA BRANDAUER, Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit, 205 Natural Science, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 
406-243-6007406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new 
skills and hone the ones you already have!

NESTLING MEASURER - FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom 
Martin's long-term research project which examines the evolution of 
life-history traits as well as the influence of predation rates, habitat 
structure, and microclimate on breeding behaviors in birds. We are 
hiring a nestling measurer. The nestling measurer will be responsible 
for weighing and measuring nestlings and eggs along with adding in 
attaching radio transmitters to nestlings. Previous nestling handling 
experience is preferred. Applicants should have a strong work ethic as 
well as enthusiasm and appreciation for scientific research. For 
details, please see our website (URL: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). The 
field crew will contain 6 target mist netters/banders and a dedicated 
nestling measurer. This project offers the opportunity to gain exposure 
to many of the techniques used in avian field research such as 
nest-searching, radio telemetry, territory mapping, re-sighting, 
vegetation sampling, mist netting, banding and video-taping nests .The 
study site is located in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National 
Forest at 8,000 ft. elevation in montane forest. The field camp is 
remote and requires tent living (you must provide your own tent). Pay is 
$1260/mo. The project runs from 1 May 2014 and will end no later than 25 
Jul 2014. Review of applications is occurring now, and will continue 
until positions are filled. Please submit a single document containing 
1) a cover letter stating your interest in the project as well as your 
desired position and relevant experience 2) a resume 3) the names, email 
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: (EM: 
arizona.bird.crew AT gmail.com). I, JULIA BRANDAUER (Dr. Martin's 
Research Associate and Field Supervisor), prefer email submissions, but 
if you must surface mail application materials you may send them to: 
Arizona Hiring C/O JULIA BRANDAUER, Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit, 205 Natural Science, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 
406-243-6007406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new 
skills and hone the ones you already have!

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TECHNICIAN – The New Mexico Cooperative Fish & 
Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University is immediately 
hiring 1 Lesser Prairie-chicken Technician to work on a project 
investigating breeding season habitat selection, reproductive success, 
and survival. This position will last the entire six month field season 
from the date of hire, ending no earlier than August 31, 2014. The 
project's field sites are located 45 miles east of Roswell, NM in 
southeastern New Mexico. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, 
trapping, radio-collaring, and radio-telemetry of Lesser Prairie 
chickens, as well as vegetation surveys and arthropod abundance 
sampling. Secondary duties will include interaction with state and 
federal wildlife management biologists, entry of scientific data, and 
preventive maintenance of field equipment. Eligible applicants will be 
available for work immediately to assist with trapping on lesser 
prairie-chickens and concluding no earlier than August 31, 2014 with the 
possibility of an extension to September 15th if desired. You can expect 
irregular hours (pre-dawn) during the trapping season (March 15-May 15) 
and variable length in work days with variable weather conditions. Field 
work will also require some heavy lifting of trapping equipment and 
extensive hiking. Applicants must be comfortable living with other 
technicians and graduate students in shared housing (provided) at or 
near the study sites in eastern New Mexico. If you hate beautiful 
landscapes, incredible sunrises and sunsets, plentiful wildlife, and 
invaluable field experience then please do not apply. Preference will be 
given to applicants that have demonstrated experience in field research, 
data management, radio-telemetry, and vegetation surveys. 
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, or a 
related field is strongly preferred but not required. Experience in 
radio-telemetry, plant identification, and avian field research is also 
preferred. Successful applicants will have a positive attitude and 
strong work ethic, with a desire to experience the remote American 
Southwest while gaining valuable experience conducting avian field 
research. Salary: $1,500 per month plus housing and utilities. To apply, 
please send a cover letter (summarizing research experience, description 
of work ethic, and reasons for interest in the position), resume, and 
contact information for three references to Cody Strong IN A SINGLE PDF 
to: (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com).

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP IN SHOREBIRD ECOLOGY at University of Missouri. 
Website: http://kesler.pro Location: Barrow Alaska and Columbia 
Missouri. Duration: 4 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 19 
Apr 2014. Job Description: Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Alaska 
shorebird breeding ecology, beginning fall 2014/spring 2015. We are 
seeking a self-motivated and experienced person to conduct research on 
ecology and behavior of arctic-breeding shorebirds on Alaska’s North 
Slope. Fieldwork will be conducted at Barrow, and student will spend 
academic year at University of Missouri - Columbia. See 
http://kesler.pro for additional information on the program. Field tasks 
will involve locating and monitoring nests, banding adults, and 
documenting brood movements. The candidate will use a multi-year data 
set to develop testable predictions on breeding biology, movement, and 
dispersal. The student will receive a tuition waiver and a living 
stipend. Salary will be provided through teaching assistantships during 
the academic year, and through the USFWS (through collaboration with Dr. 
Richard Lanctot) and other sources during the summer. Qualifications: To 
qualify candidates must have earned an MS degree in biology or in a 
related field. Experience with shorebirds and the arctic are highly 
desirable. Skills with GIS, statistics, outstanding organizational 
ability and verbal/written communication skills are also necessary. To 
apply, please email a letter stating career goals, resume, copies of 
transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial are acceptable with initial 
submission), and contact information for three references to Dr. DYLAN 
KESLER (EM: keslerd AT missouri.edu) with subject line “ALASKA 
SHOREBIRD”. Application reviews will begin in mid-April.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN, Seasonal Position, University of Illinois, 
Urbana-Champaign. Multiple Avian Field Technicians (2) needed mid-May 
through the end of July or mid-August. Research projects focus on 
habitat selection by grassland birds and on the effects of grassland 
management (fire, cattle grazing, and herbicides) on avian communities. 
Duties will consist of a combination of the following: line-transect 
surveys, nest-searching for grassland birds, nest monitoring, vegetation 
surveys, territory-mapping, mist-netting and banding of focal grassland 
species, data entry, and (potentially) radio-telemetry. Housing will be 
provided. Location: Southwestern Iowa (near Lamoni, IA). Salary: $9-13 / 
DOE. Qualifications Required: Valid driver’s license; U.S. Citizen; 
Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest-searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques; 
Ability to walk long distances and work long hours in hot and humid 
conditions; Completed/pursuing undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field. Preferred: Experience in identifying 
grassland birds, visually and aurally; Knowledge of Midwestern grassland 
flora; Experience mist-netting and banding birds; Experience with 
territory-mapping; Radio-telemetry. Please submit a CV, contact 
information for three references, and a short cover letter detailing 
your interest in the project and relevant experience to (EM: snelson9 AT 
illinois.edu). Application deadline: April 1st. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

FIELD TECHNICIAN-AVIAN SURVEYS – Atwell, LLC is an engineering and 
environmental consulting company based in Michigan, with offices in 9 
states and Canada. We are seeking a highly motivated field technician to 
perform avian surveys in support of upcoming energy development 
projects. Projects are anticipated to begin in April and continue 
through December, 2014. Applicants must possess excellent bird 
identification skills, both by sight and sound, and must be familiar 
with avian survey protocols (e.g., nest searches, point-count, mapping 
flight paths). Duties involve performing avian use surveys, in addition 
to data collection and entry, and reporting to/communication with 
project team members. Other duties may include conducting threatened and 
endangered species (TES) surveys for both plants and animals; surveying 
and flagging wetlands; assisting in the production of annual monitoring 
reports, and data entry. Candidate must demonstrate workload management 
skills, possess strong written and verbal communication, illustrate 
initiative and resourcefulness, adhere to project survey and protocols 
and work quality standards, perform functions associated with GPS 
technologies, possess technical knowledge of species and natural 
communities within Colorado and the Great Plains region. Lodging, meals, 
field vehicle, and other travel expenses will be reimbursed. Salary 
$15-17/hour depending on experience; work week anticipated between 35-45 
hours/week. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree OR current enrollment in 
Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife or a related field. 
Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Bird identification 
and previous experience performing avian use surveys is required. This 
position starts in April and may continue through December 2014. 
Interested persons should send CV to (EM: Careers AT atwell-group.com).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN – Job Search #140148. Seasonal (April 2014 – 
November 2014). Pay Range: $18.00 - $20.00. RESPONSIBILITIES: **Conduct 
surveys evaluating electrocution and collision risks and the 
effectiveness of avian protection measures on power lines. **Walk power 
lines and record data on avian use, mortalities, and protection measures 
to prevent electrocutions and collisions as part of company Avian 
Protection Plans. **Identify bird mortalities (species, cause of death), 
document live raptors using structures and identify bird nests on 
structures. **Collect data using ArcPad and Trimble GPS units. Conduct 
quality check of all GIS data collected. **Complete surveys in a safe, 
timely, and accurate manner. **Work safely in remote locations with 
limited oversight and under variable field conditions (weather, insects, 
and/or limited vehicle access). **Adhere to company safety requirements 
and ensure safe working practices. **Complete required PacifiCorp 
employee training and comply with all company policies, procedures and 
guidelines. **Understand Bird Management Program policy and procedures. 
**Enter all protected bird mortalities in company tracking system. 
Create maps, as needed, for mortality reports. **Ensure that all field 
equipment is accounted for and maintained in good working 
condition.**Communicate with crew Lead regarding field survey status, 
bird mortalities or problems with surveys. **This position is temporary 
- the time frame will be April 2014 - November 2014. **This position 
will require travel to remote locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, 
Oregon & California. REQUIREMENTS: **Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife 
Biology, Environmental Science or related field of study; or the 
equivalent combination of education and professional experience.**Two 
years professional experience in wildlife, environmental science or 
related experience.**Bird identification skills.**Ability to travel for 
extended period and work in remote locations.**Knowledge of GIS, GPS, 
database management, and MS Office. To apply, visit (URL: Website to 
place Application: http://www.PacifiCorp.com or 
http://www.RockyMountainPower.com)

SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN NEEDED – One technician is needed from 20 
May-20 August 2014 to conduct point count surveys of songbirds, pellet 
surveys for sage-grouse, and sample vegetation and soils. The technician 
will be part of a collaborative effort to integrate wildlife indicators 
into NRCS Ecological Site Descriptions for adaptive management of 
sagebrush rangelands and wildlife populations. The primary duties of the 
technician will include: conducting point count surveys of sagebrush 
songbirds and sage-grouse pellet surveys in May and June and then 
collecting vegetation and soils data at wildlife survey points in July 
and August. Surveys will be conducted at study sites in northwest 
Colorado (Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties), as well as in 
east-central Wyoming (Thunder Basin National Grassland). Surveys will be 
conducted as weather permits, including weekends, and start and end 
dates are negotiable. Camping while in the field is required with 
limited field house stays, but technician is compensated with per diem. 
The technician is responsible for housing on days off. Qualifications: 
**MUST have previous experience identifying birds by sight and sound; 
survey experience in shrub or grasslands is preferred; **Previous 
experience identifying range plants and collecting vegetation data is 
preferred, but not necessary for a qualified and enthusiastic candidate; 
**Must have an interest in wildlife and/or range ecology; **Must be able 
to maintain a positive attitude while working long hours outside and 
preferably enjoy working in the field; **Must be able to navigate and 
use a map and GPS; **Good observational skills and high attention to 
detail; **Ability to work independently and as part of a group; 
**Previous experience interacting with private landowners is preferred; 
**Valid U.S. driver’s license; **Must pass a criminal background check 
Salary: $1700/mo plus per diem when camping. TO APPLY: Please email a 
cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references as ONE 
document to (EM: jennifer.timmer AT colostate.edu) by April 10, 2014.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR needed to lead the field team on Stratton 
Island, Maine for Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program (SRP). SRP 
manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine. Stratton 
Island is Maine's most diverse waterbird colony, with breeding Common, 
Roseate, Arctic, and Least Terns, Common Eiders, Snowy and Great Egrets, 
Glossy Ibis, Black-crowned Night-herons, and Little Blue Herons. Small 
numbers of Black Guillemots and American Oystercatchers also breed, as 
well as several duck and songbird species. Work primarily includes, but 
is not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and 
growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; 
removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting 
predator management; and training and supervising Research Assistants 
and volunteers on site. Position requires primitive camping and working 
on an offshore island. A wall tent and wooden kitchen structure serve as 
the base of field operations, and staff sleep in their own tents. All 
participants live near the bird colonies in rustic conditions (limited 
solar electricity, no running water; composting toilet only) and may 
work 7 days/week, weather permitting (time off generally occurs during 
poor weather days when entry into the seabird colony is restricted). The 
island research team on Stratton is composed of 4-5 people, and is led 
by the Island Supervisor. Days can be long, and may include one to two 
3-hour observation stints each day in a small wooden blind. All staff 
participate in seabird research and camp maintenance duties. 
Responsibilities include: managing multiple concurrent seabird studies, 
drafting a daily work and staff schedule, training research assistants 
and volunteers on essential field and computer skills, overseeing and 
participating in data collection and management, conducting visitor 
education, protecting the site from human disturbance, predator 
management, and safely operating a motorboat. A salary of $475/week, 
plus food and Worker's compensation insurance is provided. Supervisors 
should expect to stay at their assigned island for the duration of the 
field season. The field team on Stratton Island will have a boat to go 
ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the 
field station. Availability should be from ~ May 10 through August 15 
(exact start date negotiable). Qualifications: Applicants should have a 
B.S in biology or a related field with several seasons of field 
experience in avian research programs. Applicants must be in excellent 
physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and able to 
lift approximately 50 lbs.), have wilderness camping experience, be able 
to work independently and as part of a team, be capable of working long 
hours outdoors in variable weather conditions, and be able to work well 
with people of diverse backgrounds. Bird banding experience is required 
and experience operating motorboats is highly desirable. A personal 
vehicle may be necessary. Hunting and trapping experience (for predator 
management) and previous experience coordinating and training field 
crews are desirable. A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife 
conservation, and passion for seabirds and isolated islands are 
important. Must provide own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 
2-person tent. To apply: Applications must be submitted on-line. Visit 
http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center for further details and to 
apply (search words: seabirds; Maine). Applications must include a 
resume, cover letter, and a list of three references. Please also e-mail 
(EM: pshannon AT audubon.org) to indicate your interest. For questions 
regarding the positions contact Paula Shannon (EM: pshannon AT 
audubon.org).

FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 2 – Closing Date/Time: Mon. 03/31/14 11:59 
PM Pacific Time. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is 
recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 
position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 1. The duty station for 
this position is the Spokane Region 1 office in Spokane County. The 
Spokane District includes Lincoln, Whitman, and Spokane Counties, and 
has a wide variety of wildlife species from butterflies to moose. In 
addition to wildlife habitat types range from shrub-steppe habitat, to 
agricultural and urban landscapes, to high elevation forest habitat. 
This recruitment is for an Assistant District Wildlife Biologist. Under 
the direction of the District Wildlife Biologist, the Assistant District 
Wildlife Biologist inventories and monitors diverse wildlife 
populations, measuring population changes within the District. The 
incumbent communicates with the public and other agencies on diverse 
wildlife issues within an assigned area. In addition to assisting with 
the development of recommendations for wildlife management and 
recreation opportunities within the district, the incumbent will 
implement wildlife management conservation and recreation activities. 
The incumbent may supervise temporary staff and volunteers in the work 
unit within the district. More details can be found 
http://www.careers.wa.gov. How to Apply: To apply for this position you 
MUST complete your profile at http://www.careers.wa.gov and attach the 
following to your profile before completing the online application: **A 
cover letter describing how you meet the qualification of this position 
(generic cover letters will not be accepted); **A current resume (please 
make it succinct); **Three professional references (personal references 
do not count as professional references). Upon submission of your online 
application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will 
then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In 
addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your 
application at any time by visiting your online profile at 
www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we 
receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online 
process and avoid calling for information.

TERN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at Stewart B. McKinney NWR. Location: 
Falkner Island, CT. Duration: approx. 3 months beginning May 19th, 2014. 
Job Type: Seasonal/Full-time. Job Description: Stewart B. McKinney NWR 
is looking for a Biological Science Technician with bird banding 
experience (preferably tern banding) to work with the crew (2 interns) 
on Falkner Island for the summer of 2014. The technician will live on 
the island in the field station for 5 nights a week. Housing will be 
provided on the mainland (Westbrook) for days off of the island. Duties 
include: - banding and handling an endangered species (roseate tern) as 
well as the common tern ; **monitoring productivity of common and 
roseate tern; **keeping accurate and detailed data on roseate and common 
tern productivity and behavior; **clear and regular communication with 
the Refuge Biologist; **operating a motor boat to and from island (3 
miles off shore - will get training); **vegetation management. 
Qualifications: **Bird Banding Experience - Tern banding preferred; 
**Background in biological sciences. See USAJobs announcement for more 
information about qualifications for position (URL: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364123000) To Apply: MUST 
apply by 25 Mar 2014 through USA jobs (URL: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364123000). More detailed 
information given on this site. DO NOT apply directly to Refuge or 
Refuge Biologist.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- March 14, 2014
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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:43:59 -0400
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AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS (1). Dates: May 12 – July 20, 2014. 
Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database is hiring one 
technician to conduct songbird surveys throughout Wyoming. As part of 
the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program, 
technicians will be responsible for conducting point count surveys in 
the grassland and forest habitats of the Thunder Basin National 
Grasslands, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Bighorn National Forest. 
Work is primarily solitary and requires extensive driving, navigating, 
and hiking through rugged and remote country. Surveys take place in very 
diverse and beautiful landscapes, and expose technicians to a wide 
variety of bird communities. The position is based out of Laramie, 
Wyoming where housing is provided, however car camping is generally 
required during the work week. Some overnight backpacking is also 
required. Qualifications: Applicants should have the following 
experience: demonstrated ability to identify birds by song, call, and 
sight, and experience navigating, hiking and backpacking in remote 
locations. A love of strenuous hiking is an absolute requirement of this 
position! A valid US driver’s license and a strong work ethic are also 
necessary. Please address your experience with bird identification, 
hiking, backpacking, working alone, and your dates of availability in 
your cover letter. Pay: $12.00/hour + $20 per diem for camping (work 
vehicle and shared housing provided). To apply, please send cover 
letter, resume, and 3 references to (EM: fisher AT uwyo.edu). 
Application deadline is March 21, 2014. The Wyoming Natural Diversity 
Database is the state natural heritage program and is an equal 
opportunity employer. We collect and disseminate information about the 
distribution and abundance of sensitive species and communities across 
Wyoming.

AVICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE – The 
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is accepting applications 
for a unique internship opportunity in the combined disciplines of 
aviculture and environmental education. Interns receive on- the-job 
training alongside our internationally known staff in all aspects of 
aviculture and environmental education programs. Position Description: 
Internships are 24 weeks in duration (six months) with the potential for 
renewal. This position has dual responsibilities in the aviculture and 
environmental education programs. There is overlap in responsibilities 
and some days have more emphasis on one program than the other. 
Aviculture responsibilities include feeding and maintenance of the 
captive waterfowl collection, assistance with bird 
capture/restraint/transport, veterinary staff support, and record 
keeping. Environmental education responsibilities include interacting 
with LRWC visitors, guiding tour groups, presenting avian related 
programs, training/working with education birds, and representing the 
organization at community events. Successful applicants will also assist 
with the supervision of volunteers and student work groups, and assist 
with special events and fundraising. This is a demanding position that 
sometimes requires long hours and extended periods outside in adverse 
weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the time and 
effort to complete projects as needed. Qualifications: Applicants must 
have prior experience in animal care and an interest in environmental 
education. Undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of 
education, science or biology are encouraged to apply. Students with 
college degrees in related fields may also be considered. Experience in 
animal care is required and knowledge and/or experience with avian 
husbandry is highly desirable. The position requires exceptional 
attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks 
simultaneously, excellent writing ability, a high level of 
professionalism with strong interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude. 
Applicants must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 
feet or higher and perform overhead work. Applicants must also be 
available to work any of the seven days of the week with the possibility 
of late evenings as needed. A valid driver license is required. 
Compensation: Interns receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend of $200.00 
($400.00 per month). About the Conservancy: The Livingston Ripley 
Waterfowl Conservancy is a not for-profit organization dedicated to the 
conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats through research, 
education, and conservation action. An integral part of our conservation 
and education programs are the aviaries, where over seventy species of 
waterfowl, as well as cranes and screamers, are housed. Conservancy 
staff conducts on-site and off-site environmental education programs 
relating to biodiversity and waterfowl and wetland conservation, often 
utilizing the aviaries and imprinted education birds. LRWC is located in 
a small town with 8,000 residents in northwestern Connecticut. 
Applicants should be aware of the opportunities and limitations of 
living in a quaint New England community. Litchfield is an outdoor 
enthusiast’s paradise and LRWC itself has access to several hundred 
acres of wetland and upland habitats. To Apply: Qualified applicants 
should email a letter of inquiry, resume, and at least three references 
to CATE HOGAN, LRWC Administrator, (EM: chogan AT lrwc.net). Resumes 
will be reviewed by April 15, 2014 and selected candidates will be 
interviewed shortly thereafter. No calls please.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) Coastal 
Bird Conservation/CONSERVIAN is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer 
for state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through early 
August. Shared housing will be provided. The focus of the work will be 
monitoring and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests and 
young, including Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, 
Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. Intern will work 
cooperatively with CBC field staff as part of a team. Intern will record 
data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, and be required to keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular 
data entry using Excel. Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, 
responsible, and adventurous, in good physical condition, like 
traveling, working in teams, and comfortable riding in small boats to 
access some survey sites. This position requires working long hours, 6 
days a week including weekends. Applicant must enjoy walking many miles 
at remote locations, in hot temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior 
shorebird experience preferred, but not required. All 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 reliable vehicle required for 
travel between work sites. Cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for 
travel between field work sites. 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.

BANDING VOLUNTEERS – The Delta Marsh Bird Observatory is looking for 
volunteers for the 2014 season. Delta Marsh Bird Observatory (DMBO), 
located at the south end of Lake Manitoba (24 km north of Portage la 
Prairie), has been operating since 1992, initially as a fall monitoring 
site, and then in 1995 as both spring and fall. A narrow strip of trees 
growing on a dune ridge between the lake and the marsh provides a 
natural migration pathway and stopover site, creating an ideal place in 
which to situate a monitoring station. The ridge and associated 
deciduous forest acts as a natural migrational corridor for landbirds 
migrating to and from the boreal forest and aspen parklands to the west 
of Lake Manitoba. Delta Marsh is an 18,000 hectare marsh, the largest of 
several marshes in the Lake Manitoba basin. DMBO operates daily during 
spring and fall migration, following a standardized protocol which 
includes banding, a daily census, continuous observations and daily 
Estimated Totals. Spring coverage in 2014 will be May 3 - 31; fall 
coverage July 14 – Sept 30. Huge numbers of migrating songbirds (average 
7,500/year) have earned DMBO the reputation of being among the busiest 
monitoring stations on the continent. The Yellow Warbler is the species 
most often caught at DMBO, with an average of about 1500 individuals 
banded each year. Tennessee Warbler and Myrtle Warbler are also banded 
in large numbers. Other commonly banded species include Least 
Flycatcher, Song Sparrow, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush and 
White-throated Sparrow. Volunteer duties include assisting the Bander in 
Charge with: 1. Maintaining 10 spring and fall mist net sites in the 
forested dune ridge at Delta Marsh, Manitoba. 2. Conduct mist netting 
and banding operations, and collecting pertinent banding data on each 
bird captured. 3. Entering banding data to BandIt and backing up all 
data daily. 4. Completing and entering “Daily estimated total” sheets. 
Housing and a food stipend of $50/week will be provided for volunteers 
who stay for at least two weeks. We have a strong preference for 
volunteers who stay for a full month. Please email resume to: Delta 
Marsh Bird Observatory Attn: PAULA GRIEEF (EM: p_grieef AT ducks.ca)

SEASONAL SEABIRD BIOLOGIST (2) - White and Seavey are located 6 miles 
off the coast of Rye, NH among the beautiful Isles of Shoals. The 
project manages for Common, Roseate and Arctic Terns. Primary 
responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, resighting of 
bands, tern diet studies, productivity monitoring, banding, predator 
management, and outreach. Qualified applicants should have a degree in 
conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, 
environmental science or related disciplines. An applicant should have 
experience in overseeing and participating in data collection and 
management, establish a daily work schedule based on approved protocols, 
bird identification, and banding. Applicant must be in excellent 
physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and able to 
lift 50 lbs.), the ability to live and work in close quarters for 
extended periods of time, enjoy working independently and with others. 
Applicant must have own insurance. Staff will live in the lighthouse 
keeper’s cottage, on White Island, with limited amenities (solar 
electricity, composting toilets, no running water). Position will begin 
early-May and run through mid-August. Start date is negotiable. Stipend 
of $1500 - $4000, based on experience, with room and board provided. 
Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to MELISSA 
HAYWARD (EM: shoals.terns AT gmail.com).

AERIAL INSECTIVORE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Bird Studies Canada is 
seeking one highly motivated field research assistant to help with the 
delivery of stewardship, research and monitoring activities for several 
aerial insectivore species at risk in southern Ontario including Eastern 
Whip-poor-will, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, and Bank Swallow. This 
position starts at the beginning of May and is 3 to 4 months in 
duration. The position based out of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters 
in Port Rowan, Ontario but will require travel throughout southern 
Ontario. General duties will be varied and may include: 1. Extensive 
field work; nest searching and monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point 
counts, area searches, territory mapping), habitat sampling, etc.; 2. 
Entering and organizing data and maintaining databases; 3. Communicating 
with landowners, volunteers and the general public; 4. Assisting with 
the development of technical reports and publications. ESSENTIAL 
QUALIFICATIONS: the candidate should be working towards a B.Sc. in 
biology (or related field). **Good knowledge of southern Ontario birds, 
particularly aerial insectivores including their ecology and 
conservation issues, **Able to identify the focal aerial insectivore 
species by sight and sound, **A desire to work with private landowners 
and the public to promote voluntary stewardship activities, **High level 
of organization, initiative and good record keeping, **Strong verbal 
communication skills, **Comfortable conducting field work in rural, 
urban and forest environments, **Valid driver’s licence. ASSETS 
**Knowledge and/or experience with population sampling techniques (point 
counts), **Stewardship experience or experience working with species at 
risk, **Experience camping, **Experience with orientation (GPS, compass, 
maps), **Data management, **Valid first aid certification (candidate 
will be required to obtain certification before start date) This 
position may be funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and therefore hiring 
preference may be giving to applicants that meet eligibility criteria 
(below). However, applicants not meeting eligibility are still 
encouraged to apply. ELIGIBILITY: To meet eligibility criteria for 
Canada Summer Jobs funding, the candidate MUST **be between 15 and 30 
years of age; **have been registered as a full-time student in the 
previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time 
basis in the next academic year; **be a Canadian citizen or permanent 
resident or have official refugee protection status under the 
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not 
eligible); and **be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to 
relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. SALARY: 
$2,200 - $2,400 (CDN) per month, plus legal benefits and housing 
accommodations. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2014 (interviews will be 
conducted between March 27 and April 1st, 2014). To apply send a short 
cover letter (two paragraphs), highlighting your qualification, as well 
as your resume, and three references to KRISTYN RICHARDSON (EM: 
krichardson AT bsc-eoc.org). Applications that fail to highlight 
relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered. As well, 
please indicate in your cover letter whether you meet Canada Summer Jobs 
eligibility criteria While Bird Studies Canada welcomes all 
applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview 
will be contacted.

FOREST BIRDS AT RISK – FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS – Bird Studies Canada 
is seeking 1 to 2 motivated and experienced field research assistants to 
help with the delivery of conservation activities and research projects 
for forest species at risk in southern Ontario. Target species include: 
Cerulean Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush and 
Prothonotary Warbler. Positions are 3 to 4 months in duration and begin 
May 5, 2014, and are based out of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters in 
Port Rowan, Ontario, although field work will require travel southern 
ON. Duties will include: 1. Extensive field work; nest searching and 
monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, area searches, territory 
mapping), habitat and vegetation sampling, plus some bird banding and 
re-sighting banded birds, etc.; 2. Entering and organizing data and 
maintaining databases; 3. Communicating with landowners, volunteers and 
the general public. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: **strong knowledge of 
southern Ontario birds (able to identify by both sight and sound) and 
their habitats, **Solid understanding of bird sampling techniques, 
**Experience conducting point counts, **High level of organization and 
record keeping, **Strong verbal communication skills, **Valid driver’s 
license, **Comfortable working early mornings, **Able to work 
independently with little supervision. ASSETS: **Knowledge of avian 
conservation issues related to species at risk in Ontario, **Experience 
banding and handling songbirds, **Experience with orientation (GPS, 
compass, maps), **Experience camping, **Data management, **Valid first 
aid certification, **Working towards, or holds, a B.Sc. in biology or 
related field. Some positions may be funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and 
therefore hiring preference may be giving to applicants that meet 
eligibility criteria (below). However, applicants not meeting 
eligibility are still encouraged to apply. ELIGIBILITY: To meet 
eligibility criteria for Canada Summer Jobs funding, the candidate MUST 
**Be between 15 and 30 years of age; **Have been registered as a 
full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to 
school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; **Be a Canadian 
citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status 
under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are 
not eligible); and **Be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to 
relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. SALARY: 
$2,200 - 2,400 (CDN) per month based on experience, plus legal benefits 
and accommodations (tent-camping or bunkhouse). APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
March 21, 2014 (interviews will be conducted between March 27 and April 
1st, 2014). To apply send a short cover letter (two paragraphs), 
highlighting your qualification, as well as your resume, and three 
references to KRISTYN RICHARDSON (EM: krichardson AT bsc-eoc.org). 
Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and 
experience will not be considered. As well, please indicate in your 
cover letter whether you meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria. 
While Bird Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those 
applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS – Two available positions for biological 
field technicians from July 14th to September 19th 2014, for a study on 
the effects of disturbance on staging Roseate Terns, a federally 
endangered species. This project is affiliated with various other 
agencies and organizations, and will take place on the Cape Cod National 
Seashore. Responsibilities of the position include resighting surveys of 
seabirds and disturbance characterization of staging sites. Successful 
candidates must be able to live and work in a remote field setting, work 
well both independently and with colleagues, follow field and data entry 
protocols, and follow instruction of supervisors. Job duties require the 
use of a spotting scope and binoculars, compass, and occasionally 
kayaks. Project-specific training will be provided. Group housing will 
be provided, as well as field equipment. However, field technician must 
be equipped with suitable footwear and clothing, and preferably bring 
own vehicle. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, 
wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent degree preferred. 
Undergraduates may be considered but full time work is required during 
the academic year. Must be able to work independently and in small 
groups, and interact positively with project managers, recreationists, 
and other technicians. Candidates experienced in bird identification 
will be given preference. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic 
individuals with a good work ethic and strong interest in avian ecology. 
Applicants should be physically fit, be able to deal with hot and humid 
conditions, able to walk for extended durations through sand, and 
capable of lifting weights of at least 25 lbs. Applicants must also be 
able to live in close quarters, and in potentially remote housing, with 
other crew members. Valid U.S. driver’s license required. Technicians 
will be paid $10/hour, as well as $0.40 per mile for use of personal 
vehicle for work. To apply for this position: Submit applications to 
(EM: Maalthou AT syr.edu). Applications which do not include the 
following three elements will not be considered. Include in separate 
attachments (.doc or .pdf file) the following: 1. Statement of 
Qualifications (one page cover letter addressing each qualification 
described in announcement, stating why you are the best candidate for 
this position) 2. Resume (which includes collegiate GPA, dates of 
employment, and the address and phone number for each employer). 3. 
Contact information for three professional references, including at 
least one supervisor (with phone numbers and email). Applications will 
be reviews on a rolling basis. Last date to apply will be March 31st or 
until filled.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (4) - Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is 
seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout 
the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona. The 
position will run from late-April to mid-June, 2014. Technicians will 
attend a mandatory, paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon 
successful completion of training, the technician will work 
independently conducting bird surveys. The standard work schedule will 
be 10 days on/4 days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird 
species within the forests by sight and sound, and should expect to hike 
long distances off-trail regularly in steep and rugged terrain in 
difficult conditions on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often 
without phone service or facilities, will be required. Overnight 
backcountry travel may be required for some sites. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel and 
willing to work long hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working 
independently with multiple days of solitude and be able to identify all 
bird species throughout the study area by sight and sound. 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 field work are required. Desired 
qualifications include experience conducting point count surveys, 
camping, long-distance hiking, and backcountry navigation. Applicants 
with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, RMBO may 
rent vehicles for particularly qualified applicants that do not possess 
4WD vehicles. Compensation: Salary range of $440 – $550 per week 
depending on experience, reimbursement for project-related driving and 
some recreational travel, and $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursement. To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird 
identification knowledge and experience and dates of availability as 
well as a resume with at least three references as a single document to: 
CHRIS WHITE (EM: chris.white AT rmbo.org). Positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found. Please visit 

http://www.rmbo.org/v3/OurWork/Science_/BirdPopulationMonitoring/IntegratedMonitoringinBCRs%28IMBCR%29.aspx 

for additional information.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED (2) – Behavioral ecology of Red-backed 
and Variegated fairy-wrens - Location: Queensland, Australia. Duration: 
2-3 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Description: 
Volunteer field assistants needed from ~ June 5, 2014 – Aug. 18, 2014 
(dates are flexible, a longer stay is also a possibility) for a study of 
the social and non-breeding behavior of Red-backed and Variegated 
fairy-wrens in Queensland, Australia. Research will focus on continuing 
a long-term monitoring project and conducting several studies of 
graduate students from Cornell University (additional information at 
www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html). Duties include 
target netting, collection of blood samples, behavioral observations, 
territory mapping, and data entry. Previous experience with mist 
netting, banding, and color band resighting is highly desired. Bleeding 
experience is also preferred, but not required. The study site is 
rugged, hot, and venomous snakes and ticks are quite common. Therefore, 
applicants must be able to hike rough areas off-trail, withstand 
conditions at the site, and maintain a positive and energetic attitude 
despite long hours in hot and humid conditions. Work schedules and 
duties will vary, so flexibility is a must. Assistants will enjoy 
fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities (Wallabies, platypus, koalas, 
kookaburra, etc.), proximity to Queensland rainforest and the 
surrounding area of Brisbane. Food and housing will be provided, 
however, assistants will have to provide their own airfare to and from 
Australia. Review of applications will begin immediately and will 
continue until positions are filled (~ mid April 2014). Qualifications: 
Previous experience with mist netting and banding is highly desired. 
Applicants must be self-motivated and be able to maintain a positive 
attitude despite challenging field conditions. To apply, please send 
cover letter detailing interests and previous experience as well as 
dates of availability, CV, and a list of 3 references to JOE WELKLIN 
(EM: jfw96 AT cornell.edu). Please feel free to enquire with any 
questions pertinent to the application process or on the project in general.

WILDLIFE FIELD ASSISTANT, Northcentral Pennsylvania – We are seeking 
several full-time, temporary (mid-May - mid-August) wildlife field 
assistants for projects evaluating the potential impacts of shale-gas 
development on wildlife. Field Assistants will be part of a larger team 
of graduate students and researchers collecting avian point count data, 
nest searching, mammal tracking (using camera traps), terrestrial 
salamander surveys, and vegetation data. Placement with a specific 
project will be related to experience with the specific techniques and 
skill levels for each project. There is an opportunity to work on more 
than one project over the course of the summer. For participation in 
avian studies, identification of Neotropical migrants by sight and sound 
is mandatory. A strong working knowledge of Pennsylvania trees and 
shrubs is preferred for vegetation surveys. Experience identifying 
terrestrial salamanders is desired for participation in the amphibian 
study. Position pays $9-10/hr and includes housing and travel expenses 
within northcentral PA. Field Assistants must have a valid driver’s 
license, be comfortable working alone in remote locations, be able to 
get along with others in a group living environment, be physically 
capable of working long hours in sometimes harsh conditions, and be 
familiar with using GPS technology and maps to navigate to specific 
locations. To Apply: Please send a resume, and cover letter including 
availability and names, email addresses and phone numbers of three 
references to LILLIE LANGLOIS (EM: lal276 AT psu.edu) by April 1, 2014.

AVICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE – The 
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is accepting applications 
for a unique internship opportunity in the combined disciplines of 
aviculture and environmental education. Interns receive on- the-job 
training alongside our internationally known staff in all aspects of 
aviculture and environmental education programs. Position Description: 
Start in June; Internships are 24 weeks in duration (six months) with 
the potential for renewal. This position has dual responsibilities in 
the aviculture and environmental education programs. There is overlap in 
responsibilities and some days have more emphasis on one program than 
the other. Aviculture responsibilities include feeding and maintenance 
of the captive waterfowl collection, assistance with bird 
capture/restraint/transport, veterinary staff support, and record 
keeping. Environmental education responsibilities include interacting 
with LRWC visitors, guiding tour groups, presenting avian related 
programs, training/working with education birds, and representing the 
organization at community events. Successful applicants will also assist 
with the supervision of volunteers and student work groups, and assist 
with special events and fundraising. This is a demanding position that 
sometimes requires long hours and extended periods outside in adverse 
weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the time and 
effort to complete projects as needed. Qualifications: Applicants must 
have prior experience in animal care and an interest in environmental 
education. Undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of 
education, science or biology are encouraged to apply. Students with 
college degrees in related fields may also be considered. Experience in 
animal care is required and knowledge and/or experience with avian 
husbandry is highly desirable. The position requires exceptional 
attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks 
simultaneously, excellent writing ability, a high level of 
professionalism with strong interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude. 
Applicants must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 
feet or higher and perform overhead work. Applicants must also be 
available to work any of the seven days of the week with the possibility 
of late evenings as needed. A valid driver license is required. 
Compensation: Interns receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend of $200.00 
($400.00 per month). About the Conservancy: The Livingston Ripley 
Waterfowl Conservancy is a not for-profit organization dedicated to the 
conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats through research, 
education, and conservation action. An integral part of our conservation 
and education programs are the aviaries, where over seventy species of 
waterfowl, as well as cranes and screamers, are housed. Conservancy 
staff conducts on-site and off-site environmental education programs 
relating to biodiversity and waterfowl and wetland conservation, often 
utilizing the aviaries and imprinted education birds. LRWC is located in 
a small town with 8,000 residents in northwestern Connecticut. 
Applicants should be aware of the opportunities and limitations of 
living in a quaint New England community. Litchfield is an outdoor 
enthusiast’s paradise and LRWC itself has access to several hundred 
acres of wetland and upland habitats. To Apply: Qualified applicants 
should email a letter of inquiry, resume, and at least three references 
to CATE HOGAN, LRWC Administrator, (EM: chogan AT lrwc.net). Resumes 
will be reviewed by May 15, 2014 and selected candidates will be 
interviewed shortly thereafter. The internship will begin in June of 
2014. No calls please.

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN RADIO TELEMETRY AND SURVEY POSITIONS – 
Intern/Technician positions available for ongoing surveys and radio 
telemetry studies on Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Oklahoma. Most positions 
starting in March 2014. Description: Responsibilities include: trapping 
and radioing prairie-chickens on booming grounds, building traps and 
setting up traps on booming grounds, radio-tracking birds, searching for 
and monitoring nests, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Includes 
early morning work. Some personnel may also be doing prairie-chicken lek 
surveys and/or fence marking and fence removal (to reduce collisions). 
Applicants must be able to tolerate extremes in weather (especially 
heat), be able to work early mornings, be able to work in remote 
surroundings, be able to walk miles over rough and varied terrain, be 
able to drive a 4WD truck, and able to work independently as well as 
with a small crew. Qualifications: Intern: No experience necessary. At 
least 2 years of college, preferably BS Degree or working toward degree. 
Upon satisfactory performance, Interns may be elevated to Technician 
status after 6 weeks. Technician: BS Degree or equivalent, and at least 
2 years of pertinent experience, previous telemetry experience 
preferred. Most people start as an Intern for six weeks. Upon 
satisfactory performance, Interns may be hired at Technician level. Some 
positions could become year-round. Interns receive stipend of 
$750/month. Technicians receive salary of $1500/month. Housing is 
provided. Schedule: Five days/week most of year, six days/week during 
trapping season (March through May). About 8-10 hours of field work and 
one hour of data entry/day. Please send resume with three references to: 
DON WOLFE, Sutton Avian Research Center, P.O. Box 2007, Bartlesville, OK 
74005 (PH: 918-336-7778, EM: dwolfe AT ou.edu).

BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (1) needed from 14 April through 13 July 2014 
for an on-going landbird monitoring program in some of the most 
beautiful places in the United States, in National Parks of the Southern 
Colorado Plateau Network (Grand Canyon NP and Wupatki NM in Arizona). 
Technician will work in a team of three, with each team member 
individually conducting approximately 10 point counts with distance 
estimation per morning, with vegetation sampling and data entry after 
point counts and on additional days. Applicants must be available to 
work starting April 14 and work the entire field season. The work 
schedule will consist of 10 days on, in the field, and then 4 days off, 
throughout the field season. Considerable traveling and camping will be 
necessary. Applicants must have experience conducting landbird surveys, 
identifying birds by sound and sight, and collecting and managing 
accurate data. Knowledge of Colorado Plateau birds, including mixed 
conifer, pinyon-juniper, and grassland species, is preferred but not 
required, though the ability to quickly learn songs and calls is 
essential. Flexibility, an ability to work well with others and endure 
sometimes difficult field conditions, including putting in long days 
that begin before dawn, hiking long distances, and considerable car 
travel between parks, are required. Preference will be given to 
energetic, detail-oriented candidates, with experience in identification 
of birds by both sight and sound, using distance sampling methods, 
measuring vegetation, and accurately entering data in a database. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Pay ranges from 
approximately $14.87 to $16.12/hour, depending on experience, with $20 
per diem when camping. Schedule will be a rotating schedule of 10 days 
on and 4 days off. Project vehicle(s) will be used to travel to and 
within parks but cannot be used on days off. To apply, submit (email 
preferred) resume/cv, cover letter, and contacts for 3 professional 
references to MATTHEW JOHNSON (EM: Matthew.Johnson AT nau.edu), Northern 
Arizona University, Box 5614, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011. Reference "SCPN 
Research Technician position" in the subject heading of the email.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN at The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KY, TN. Duration: 3 Months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 18 Apr 
2014. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 9 technicians who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. Technicians will be based at one of three 
locations (Quicksand, KY; Richmond, KY; Lewisburg, TN). There will be 
some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will depend 
on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring. Salary is 
$1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and 
early successional birds, vegetation sampling, and data entry. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include dickcissel, field sparrow, eastern 
meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow); distance sampling 
methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; and basic 
vegetation identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
proven bird identification and nest searching experience and skill. 
Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long days in the field 
during hot summer months, and energetic and excited about applied avian 
conservation research. These data are being collected as pre-treatment 
data associated with a patch-burn grazing research project. Candidate 
should bring their own binoculars. To Apply: Electronic applications are 
preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter outlining any specific work 
experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching and leadership 
experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: 
Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PROJECT IN TROPICAL BIRD ECOLOGY, MANU NATIONAL PARK, PERU at UBC,UF and 
UC-Riverside. Website: 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Assistants.html Location: Peru. 
Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 15. 
Application Deadline: 10 May 2014. Job Description: Our research group 
is looking for driven and energetic students and researchers interested 
in working with tropical birds in Manu National Park, Peru. Our project 
will take place between first week of August and mid-December of 2014 at 
sites along an elevational gradient from 400 – 3400m (lowland jungle to 
montane treeline). Within this gradient, we work at several permanent 
field stations (Pantiacolla – 400m, San Pedro – 1400m, Wayqecha – 
2900m). We have a number of volunteer positions available. Primary 
activities in this work include nest searching and monitoring as well as 
mist-netting and banding, collection of samples from captured birds, 
vegetation plots, field recordings, metabolic measurements, and playback 
experiments. We work six days a week at each field station from 
approximately 6am to 6pm, with occasional data entry and organization in 
the evenings. Mist-netting teams are expected to hike to and work in 
more remote areas for up to two weeks at a time. Field conditions are 
variable, depending on the field station to which assistants are 
assigned. Please visit our webpage (link below) for specific details on 
each station. In all cases, communication is limited at best, and 
assistants can expect to be out of touch for 2-3 weeks at a time. We 
camp in tents for the entirety of the season and cook for ourselves 
(rice, pasta, legumes, cassava, plantain, and fresh-ish vegetables). At 
field stations, generator power is available on a nightly basis. 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, must be able to work 
well in a group setting, and should be willing to work long hours under 
difficult conditions (heat, rain, cold, high humidity and lots of biting 
and stinging insects). Please read comments from previous field 
assistants at our project website (URL: 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Assistants.html). In this 
position, we cover station fees, food and transportation to and from the 
field sites for all assistants. Salaries and airfare to Cusco are not 
provided. 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. 
Please keep in mind that these are competitive positions and we receive 
many applicants each year. We will accept applications for field 
assistant positions until May 10 for the fall portion of the project 
(August to December), which includes all activities. More information on 
the project and information for potential assistants can be found on our 
project webpage: (URL: 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Project.html). Qualifications: 
We are looking for volunteers that have previous experience with nest 
searching, mist netting and studies with bird behavior in the field. 
Additional, we prefer people that like to leave in remote areas, camp 
and hike and that would be affect by weather or limited diet during long 
periods of time (5 months) To apply, please send a completed application 
form (available on our website (URL: 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Assistants.html) and your CV to 
(EM: manubirdproject AT gmail.com).

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KS, PA, TN. Duration: 3 Months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 12. Application Deadline: 18 Apr 
2014. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 12 technicians who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. Technicians will be based at one of three 
locations (Healy, KS; Meadville, PA; Vonore, TN). There will be some 
flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will depend on 
level of experience with grassland bird monitoring. Salary is 
$1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Job duties include conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and 
early successional birds, insect sampling, vegetation sampling, and data 
entry. Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include bobolink, dickcissel, field 
sparrow, eastern and western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s 
sparrow); distance sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and 
identification; and basic vegetation identification. Preference will be 
given to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skill. Ideal candidate should be comfortable working long 
days in the field during hot summer months, and energetic and excited 
about applied avian conservation research. These data are being 
collected as to assess the differences between switchgrass biofuel grass 
fields, and region-specific typical grass fields. Candidate should bring 
their own binoculars. Experienced applicants will be considered for a 
crew leader position at each site in each state, but must provide 
evidence of their ability to supervise a research crew. To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter 
outlining any specific work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest 
searching and leadership experience, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to: Dr. CHRIS LITUMA (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

AVIAN CONSERVATION-OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at Environment Canada/Western 
University. Website: http://lianazanette.com Location: Gulf Islands, 
British Columbia. Duration: 6.5 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 25 Apr 2014. Job Description: An excellent birder is needed 
for a study led by Drs. Liana Zanette (University of Western Ontario) 
and Nancy Mahony (Environment Canada) on the breeding biology of 
Olive-sided Flycatchers located on the Gulf Islands in beautiful British 
Columbia. Olive-sided Flycatchers have recently been listed as 
threatened on the Species at Risk Act. We are looking for a skilled, 
independent person with a successful record of targeting and capturing 
specific individuals using mist nets, ability to map out territories, 
and skill at locating nests. You may be required to come up with 
creative methods to peer into high or otherwise difficult to access 
nests. The position is for 6.5 weeks starting mid-May (start date is 
flexible). Salary is $2100/mo (CAN) and all camping fees for 
accommodation at the Southern Gulf Islands National Park are provided. 
We are looking for Canadian citizens as the hiree would be an 
Environment Canada employee. A valid driver’s licence is required. 
Qualifications: The successful applicant must be able to (1) target 
mist-net, measure, and band birds efficiently (2) map out songbird 
territories (3) locate songbird nests using behavioural cues (4) come up 
with clever ways of peering into difficult to access nests (5) take 
meticulous notes. To Apply: The deadline for applications is April 25, 
2014, but applications will be reviewed when received. Please include a 
letter of interest that highlights your qualifications. Also include 
your c.v. plus the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail of three 
references to be contacted. Indicate your relationship to each of your 
references (e.g. supervisor, lecturer etc...). Send your application to 
Dr. LIANA ZANETTE (EM: lzanette AT uwo.ca). Please put “OSFL job” in the 
subject line. For more information on the work I do in my lab, please 
see my webpage (URL: http://lianazanette.com).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST at Vancouver Avian Research Centre. Website: 
http://www.birdvancouver.com Location: Vancouver, BC Canada. Job Type: 
Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: The 
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) is seeking an experienced, full 
time Avian Biologist to help VARC’s continuing bird studies in 
Vancouver, Canada. These studies use a combination of bird-banding, 
point-counts and advanced ageing/sexing techniques to determine 
population dynamics & relative abundance of migratory and resident birds 
in order to identify areas of high habitat value for birds and develop 
improved habitat management practices. VARC also offers a wide range of 
public outreach and education programs comprising of site visits, 
off-site talks & presentations and courses on Bird Banding & 
Identification. Qualifications: Primary duties for this position will be 
to manage all aspects of the daily field study activities which include: 
- general banding operations; - collection of biometric measurement; - 
supervision of volunteer technicians as they age & sex the birds; - 
daily bird census; - blood sampling. - training net extractors and new 
technicians that require additional training in ageing and sexing the 
birds; - working with visitors that attend our visitor’s programs - data 
recording & validation - various Interim and Year End reports. The 
successful applicant must - have a bachelor's degree in biology or in a 
related discipline; - hold (or be eligible for) a banding sub permit - 
have at least 2 years prior banding experience at a North American 
banding station. - be able to identify all western North American 
species - have proven advanced net extraction and bird banding - be able 
to demonstrate extensive knowledge and proficiency in ageing and sexing 
NA landbirds in the hand using molt and plumage criteria. Knowledge of 
Spanish will be an advantage in order to assist us with developing our 
relationships with banding stations in Central & South America. To 
Apply: In your cover letter, please clearly articulate your experience 
and knowledge relating to this position and demonstrate how you meet the 
qualifications enumerated above. We thank all applicants. But only 
candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Email to (EM: carol 
AT birdvancouver.com). Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges 
from $28-$32 per hour.

SIERRA NEVADA BIRD MONITORING TECHNICIANS at Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO). Location: Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. 
Duration: 28 April – 1 August 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 23 Mar 2014. Job Description: Two (2) point count technicians 
needed to work on multiple avian monitoring projects in the Sierra 
Nevada of California with Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly 
PRBO). This program offers a unique opportunity to explore and observe 
birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in California, across a 
wide range of habitats, while collecting data to guide forest management 
in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast 
profile of elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, post-burn, 
meadow, and chaparral habitats, with a focus of collecting data in 
post-fire habitats. Primary duties include, but are not limited to 
conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest searching, 
vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in mountainous 
terrain and driving government-owned 4×4 vehicles. Compensation is 
$2800/month for technician positions with work vehicles provided. 
Housing will be secured for field crews at $300/mo. One technician will 
be based near Lake Almanor and the second will be based in South Lake 
Tahoe, CA. Qualifications: All successful candidates must be able to 
identify over 100 bird species by sight and sound following three weeks 
of training. All candidates must have the ability and physical fitness 
to hike and navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous terrain 
in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. Candidates with previous 
experience point counting multiple species and/or a strong background in 
Western bird identification by sight and sound are preferred. We require 
self-motivation, an enthusiasm for travel and camping, strong physical 
condition, good sense of direction, the ability to cope with snow and 
inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours in the field 
observing birds 6 days/week and the abilities to work well independently 
and in a group living situation. Most positions require significant 
driving between remote sites (up to 2-4 hours traveling per day for some 
positions) and front-country camping up to 5 days/week. Successful 
applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will be asked to 
provide information to verify their good driving record. To Apply: Send 
a single document (PDF [preferred] or Word Doc) including a cover letter 
describing previous point count experience and interest in this 
position, specific dates of availability, geographic location preference 
(if any), a resume, and contact information for three references to 
ALISSA FOGG ((EM: afogg AT pointblue.org) and BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos 
AT pointblue.org). In the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2014. 
Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS are available from June 1st to September 1st 
to work with tropical birds in lowland tropical rainforest of 
southeastern, Peru. Our research is centered on the behavioral and 
community ecology of mixed species bird flocks. Primary activities will 
require target mist-netting and color banding of birds, and extensive 
observation of banded birds, estimation of home ranges, the use of radio 
telemetry and the collection of data on habitat. Additional 
opportunities for quantifying foraging behavior are possible for 
observers with good birdwatching skills. Work will primarily be 
conducted out of Pantiacolla field station, in lowland tropical 
rainforest near Manu National Park. Volunteers will be responsible for 
travel to Peru, and room and board while in Cuzco. Transport to and from 
the field site from Cuzco as well as expenses while at the field site 
will be covered by the project. This will be a great opportunity for 
students wanting to pursue a career in ecology. Opportunities for 
students to elaborate thesis projects are available, and such students 
are strongly encouraged to apply. See the description of the Pantiacolla 
field sites at the Manu project website for more information about field 
conditions (keep in mind that the actual research is different however) 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Stations.html. The field site 
is remote. In all cases, communication is limited at best, and 
assistants can expect to be out of touch for 2-3 weeks at a time. We 
camp in tents for the entirety of the season and cook for ourselves 
(rice, pasta, legumes, cassava, plantain, and fresh-ish vegetables). At 
the field station, generator power is available on a nightly basis. 
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have previous field 
experience that includes mist-netting and/or experience following and 
observing color-banded birds, and collecting data on foraging behavior. 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, able to work well in a 
group setting, and be willing to work long hours under difficult 
conditions (heat, rain, high humidity and lots of biting and stinging 
insects) in the field. Applicants will spend long hours often walking 
through dense vegetation. . Please send a CV and the name and contact 
information of one reference to ARI MARTINEZ (EM: arimartinez043 AT 
gmail.com) by April 1st. Applicants will be informed of decisions by 
April 15th.
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NINE (9) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat 
surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 21 and July 23, 2014 for 
Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area 
searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Qualifications needed 
include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; ability 
to collect field data under challenging conditions (heat, cold, remote 
sites); familiarity with western flora; working knowledge of MS Excel 
for data entry; valid drivers license and experience driving 4wd 
vehicles. Training workshop for all survey protocols will be provided, 
but prior bird identification skills a must. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition, as long hours in field will be required in sometimes 
difficult terrain. Ability to work independently and in remote locations 
is a must. Compensation: up to $2200/month (depending on experience). 
Housing will be provided in some areas, but remote camping will be 
required on a regular basis. To apply, please submit your resume and 
references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Dates: May- August 2014. Time: Full-time 40 hours per 
week. Pay: $11-12/hour. Selection Process: Applications will be 
reviewed. Top candidates will be interviewed. Drug test required. Job 
Description: The Field Technician is a full-time (40 hours per week) 
position with the City of Fort Collins Planning Services Department. 
Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Planner and day-to-day 
supervision of the Environmental Planning Technician, the Field 
Technician will be performing bird point counts, vegetation surveys, and 
insect surveys. Bird counts will be performed independently. Vegetation 
and insect surveys may be done as a team or independently. These surveys 
are an important part of the ‘Nature in the City’ project, which is 
addressing ways to incorporate more nature into the urban environment 
and protect informal natural areas in the city. Surveys will be 
performed on both private and public lands. There may be some 
opportunity to participate in outreach and education. Duties: Major: 
**Bird point counts; **Vegetation sampling; **Insect surveys and 
identification; **Managing and completing field data sheets; **Data 
entry in Excel; **Discussing the project with citizens. Minor: **Compile 
data from citizen science; **Outreach and data collection from local 
environmental groups; **Attend Nature in the City meetings. Required 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Highly-qualified applicants will have 
experience conducting point counts and will be able to identify birds of 
the Western U.S. by sight and sound. All applicants must have a strong 
work ethic, be time efficient and organized, have the ability to work 
independently and as part of a team, and be able to meet the physical 
requirements of the position (rising early to conduct point counts, long 
days outside in various weather, handling of equipment not to exceed 50 
lbs). A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. 
Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in 
vegetation and insect (bee or butterfly) sampling, as well as a 
demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with 
professionals and the public. Basic GPS and GIS skills are desired. 
Applications: Please send a cover letter describing your qualifications 
and relevant experience, resume or CV, and a list of three professional 
references and their contact information to LINDSAY EX (EM: lexAT 
fcgov.com) by March 14th. If you have any questions regarding the 
position feel free to ask through the above email. Please review 
www.fcgov.com/jobs for more information regarding working and applying 
for positions within the City of Fort Collins. The employee accrues 
personal time if he/she works at least 30 hrs/week for 6 months or more. 
The employee is paid for standard City holidays. If the employee is 
required to work on a holiday, the employee is given another day off as 
a substitute; day to be determined by the employee’s supervisor. Housing 
is not provided.

CRAZY ANT STRIKE TEAM CREW LEADER, CAST VIII Expedition to Johnston 
Atoll – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Research Corporation 
of the University of Hawaii are now accepting applications for the crew 
leader of the 8th Crazy Ant Strike Team (CAST VIII) Expedition to 
Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Johnston Atoll NWR is 
located in the central Pacific Ocean, 717 nautical miles west-southwest 
of Honolulu. The refuge is managed for 14 species of breeding seabirds 
and 5 species of wintering shorebirds in addition to its diverse coral 
reef and marine organism assemblages, including the threatened green 
turtle. The atoll comprises four small islands (696 acres), which 
constitute the only land area in over 750,000 square miles of ocean. The 
emergent land associated with this refuge provides critical, rat-free 
habitat for central Pacific seabird populations and its coral reef 
ecosystem is an important marine resource. The refuge is uninhabited 
except for the 5 members of the strike team. In January 2010, an 
infestation of Anoplolepis gracilipes, or yellow crazy ants (YCAs), was 
found affecting approximately 130 acres of the 630-acre Johnston Island. 
Yellow crazy ants, named because of their manic behavior when disturbed, 
have wreaked havoc on ecosystems and bird habitats in other parts of the 
world; therefore the presence of this infestation is cause for great 
concern. Local impacts to wildlife already observed on Johnston Island 
include the apparent desertion of the entire affected area by ground 
nesting birds (Red-tailed Tropicbird and Wedge-tailed Shearwater) that 
previously occupied those areas and a possible reduction in density and 
numbers of tree-nesting bird species (Red-footed Booby and White Tern) 
inside the area colonized by YCA. The potential for even greater impacts 
to the terrestrial ecosystem at Johnston Atoll is substantial if the 
infestation of YCA is left unchecked. Efforts have been ongoing since 
August 2010, and YCA numbers have been reduced by 99% and the seabirds 
have begun to return. A crew leader is being sought to lead a team of 
volunteers to continue the eradication effort and destroy the last 1% of 
the ants remaining on the island, monitor the returning seabird 
populations, and conduct other management activities. Candidates for the 
Crew Leader position will need to be available in early/mid-April 2014 
to assist with trip preparation in Honolulu, Hawai’i, followed by an 
approximate 6-month deployment to the CAST field camp at Johnston Island 
starting in mid-May. Duties: The crew leader will be responsible for 
training and supervising a crew of 4 volunteers in the performance of 
management activities that include: **Fine-tune monitoring techniques 
for presence and absence of YCA. **Follow safety and standard operating 
procedures and protocols. **Develop, institute, and evaluate biosecurity 
(quarantine) protocols to prevent the spread of YCA. **Eradicate ants 
using a combination of commercially available formicides in bait 
stations and other application methods. **Evaluate the ecological 
impacts of YCA within and outside the infested area before and after ant 
eradication efforts. **Submit weekly situation reports to project 
managers. **Submit to project managers a technical report on methods to 
eradicate yellow crazy ants from island ecosystems. **Conduct additional 
biological monitoring of seabird, shorebird, and sea turtle populations. 
**Train and supervise volunteers in all skills and techniques necessary 
in the performance of biological field work and remote living. **Upkeep 
and maintain facilities. Requirements: **Must be available from early 
April-2014 through mid-Jan 2015 **Must possess a bachelor’s or higher 
degree in a biological science or other natural resource management 
related field. **Must have at least 24 months of biological field work 
experience. **Must have 12-24 months of supervisory experience and be 
able to provide work direction and guidance to volunteers. **Must be an 
excellent communicator. **Must be comfortable with the use of 
pesticides. **Must have the ability to maintain facilities such as 
photovoltaic systems, propane appliances, utility vehicles and bicycles. 
**Must be able to follow established protocols. **Must be physically fit 
and able to walk 10 miles a day, lift and carry 70 lbs, ride a bicycle, 
swim and be able to perform repetitive stooping and bending motions. 
**Must be willing and able to work 48 hours per week/ 6 days per week. 
**Must possess a valid driver’s license that does not expire before Mar. 
2015. **Must possess a valid passport that does not expire before Mar. 
2015. ** Must have experience with GIS tools and ArcGIS software. **Must 
be proficient in the use of MS Excel and Word programs. **Must possess 
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification (within 3 months of 
hire). The ideal candidate will also: **Possess a graduate degree. 
**Have at least 6 years or more of extensive biological field 
experience. **Have extensive experience in remote camping and living, 
**Have experience with pesticide applications, integrated pest 
management plans, and possess pesticide application certifications. **Be 
proficient with GIS systems. **Have experience and training with 
advanced wilderness first aid. **Have basic or advanced knowledge and 
skills in carpentry, electrical, and small engine systems and repairs. 
**Have prior experience with seabird and shorebird identification. 
**Have prior entomological survey and identification experience, 
especially with ants. **Be proficient in technical report writing. It is 
imperative that candidates consider that Johnston is a remote site where 
all but emergency access is by ship, which takes 3-5 days to transit 
from Honolulu. No re-supply or ship visits during the 6-month camp are 
anticipated. On the island, transportation will primarily be by foot or 
bicycle with 1-mile daily commutes to the work site. Living conditions 
are primitive and consist of 12x14x6 ft personal sleeping tents while a 
bunker is used for communal/food storage/kitchen and office areas. 
Weather conditions can be harsh with strong winds, tropical storms, and 
hot sun. Bathing and washing is done in the ocean. Communication with 
the island has proven to be reliable but is limited to slow internet 
access. However, this internet access cannot be guaranteed and team 
members must be prepared in case communications become limited to text 
only e-mail with no internet browsing capability. Direct medical 
attention is at minimum 1-3 days away. Safety in this remote setting is 
of primary concern and all individuals are expected to work together as 
a team to maintain good communication at all times. Salary: Salary on 
average will be ~$900/week while deployed on Johnston Island and 
~$750/week while in Honolulu. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will 
provide: housing in Honolulu (pre-deployment staging and post camp 
breakdown and debrief), transportation between Honolulu and Johnston, 
and food and housing on Johnston. The position will be open until filled 
but interviews will begin Monday March 10th, 2014. Submit a cover 
letter, resume, and at least 3 references to both: (EM: 
Stefan_KropidlowskiAT fws.gov and LeeAnn_WoodwardAT fws.gov).

BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS. The Klamath Bird 
Observatory (http://www.klamathbird.org) is seeking one (1) INTERN to be 
part of a 5-person team implementing the bird monitoring component of a 
large river restoration project on the Trinity River in northern 
California (APR 14 – AUG 1). This is a fantastic opportunity to gain 
exposure to an array of ornithological field methods while working on a 
high profile restoration project in a beautiful part of the world. 
EXPECTATIONS: Primary duties are nest searching/monitoring, spot map 
surveys, and vegetation surveys. Additional duties include: completing 
paperwork, entering data, maintaining equipment and housing, 
participating in riverine float surveys, and other tasks as required. 
Field training in protocol methodology, bird ID, and orienteering with 
compass and GPS will be provided early in the field season. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in 
birds, natural history, and field biology, and should be prepared to 
work long days in the field in hot and inclement weather, follow 
prescribed protocols, be meticulous in collecting and recording data, be 
in good physical condition, work well both independently and closely 
with others, possess good communication skills, and have a valid 
Driver’s License. Applicants must be willing to work in areas rife with 
poison oak, Himalayan blackberry, and biting insects, with the potential 
to encounter rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars. It is essential 
that the applicant be comfortable and capable of working independently 
both at remote sites and in developed areas where interaction with the 
public is likely. Preference will be given to those with previous 
experience in ornithological field methods, camping, and orienteering. 
COMPENSATION: A monthly stipend of $750 and field housing in Junction 
City or Weaverville, CA will be provided. Occasional camping may be 
necessary. Binoculars will be available if needed. We will provide field 
vehicles, but some personal vehicle use may be required. If so, you will 
be reimbursed for per-mile transportation costs. To apply, send cover 
letter (including dates of availability and whether you have a personal 
vehicle), résumé, and contact information for three references, 
preferably by email, to ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eeaAT klamathbird.org; PH: 
541-282-0866) by March 17th. Snail mail applications are also accepted: 
Klamath Bird Observatory, PO Box 758, Ashland, OR 97520. Applicants will 
be evaluated on a continual basis until all positions are filled.

AVIAN INTERNSHIP: ENDANGERED CRANE CAPTIVE BREEDING at Audubon Species 
Survival Center (SSC), Audubon Nature Institute. Website: Location: New 
Orleans, LA. Duration: begins in March (negotiable). Job Type: Intern. 
Application Deadline: Job Description: Description and Purpose: The 
Audubon Nature Institute Species Survival Center's Spring 2014 Crane 
Chick Production Internship begins in March (negotiable). Interns work 
40+ hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Internship is unpaid with 
housing available. Two interns are needed to assist in the husbandry, 
assisted reproduction, and chick-rearing of endangered cranes. Interns 
will gain valuable, hands-on experience in the captive husbandry and 
propagation of the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus 
canadensis pulla) and whooping crane (Grus Americana) for the purpose of 
wild release. Interns' primary responsibility will be assisting in the 
work-intensive "costume-raising" of Mississippi sandhill crane chicks 
(feeding, exercising, cleaning enclosures, socializing, and observing 
strict costume protocol). Other responsibilities include but are not 
limited to: assisting in the artificial insemination of both species of 
crane with the goal of producing fertile eggs, the daily care and 
husbandry of the captive flock of 50 cranes, maintaining crane 
facilities, daily record keeping, and behavioral observations. 
Qualifications: Candidate must have some previous, quantifiable, 
hands-on, animal husbandry experience from a farm, zoo, pet store, 
wildlife rehabilitation center, stables, kennel, vet office, or similar. 
Must have a sincere interest in birds, two years college or equivalent 
practical experience, and a strong interest in the fields of 
ornithology, zoology, conservation biology, captive wildlife, or related 
fields. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with 
co-workers both verbally and in writing, have a good attitude and 
exceptional work ethic, be highly motivated, and have good organization 
skills. Candidate must be able to understand and apply the mission of an 
endangered crane captive breeding program to their daily tasks. 
Candidate must have a high level of maturity, common sense, and a strong 
attention to detail. Must be able to follow direction, take initiative, 
and work independently while exercising good judgment. Candidate will be 
working outdoors in extreme temperatures (85+ F) as well as in dimly lit 
areas with some visual obstruction around very small chicks. Candidate 
must be able to lift 50 lbs., and work weekends and holidays. Candidate 
must also be willing to come in after hours to do evening feedings for 
young chicks. This is an unpaid internship. Housing is available. To 
Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and references to: MEG ZUERCHER, . 
(EM: mzuercherAT auduboninstitute.org). For more information, please 
e-mail. Last Date to Apply: Open until filled.

BIRD MONITORING TECHNICIANS (2) at University of Delaware. Location: 
National Capital Region Network of National Parks, MD, VA, WV, and D.C. 
Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2014. Job Description: Two highly motivated 
research technicians are needed from early May to late July to help 
implement the National Parks Service’s forest breeding bird monitoring 
protocol in the National Capital Region Network of National Parks. Work 
will include conducting extensive bird point counts, and detailed field 
data collection and entry. Qualifications: Successful applicants must 
have demonstrable forest breeding songbird identification skills (by 
sight and sound) of eastern birds, GPS and orienteering skills, ability 
to follow a standardized protocol, and the ability to work well, both 
independently, and with others. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to 
hike for extended periods over rough terrain, be enthusiastic about 
early mornings and a rigorous field season, and have camping gear. 
Applicants with previous bird point count experience are preferred. 
Technicians will be paid a salary of $400/week plus free housing. To 
Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to ZACH LADIN, (EM: zachAT udel.edu, PH: 
561-301-3356). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

SHRUBLAND BIRD NESTING ECOLOGY – FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) at University of 
Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey. Location: Champaign, IL. 
Duration: 15 April through 15 July, 2014. Start and end dates somewhat 
flexible. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Mar 2014. Job Description: This is the fourth year of a 
project investigating factors affecting shrubland bird nest survival in 
urban and rural landscapes of Illinois. Duties include, but are not 
limited to: nest searching/monitoring, deploying video camera systems 
near nests, vegetation sampling, equipment maintenance, measuring eggs, 
catching/banding adults and nestlings. Work will involve early mornings 
(e.g., 4 am departures), long days in the field, and variable work 
schedule. Field vehicle and housing provided. Qualifications: Preference 
will be given to applicants who possess or are working toward a B.S. 
degree in wildlife science or a related field. Must be able to tolerate 
adverse field conditions including nest searching in densely vegetated, 
often thorny habitat, exposure to high temperatures, poison ivy, biting 
insects, and snakes. Applicants must be in extremely good physical 
condition, as work involves a great deal of walking in thick vegetation 
in addition to carrying heavy batteries (ca. 60-lbs each) and other 
equipment through shrublands. Must possess a strong work ethic, desire 
to learn, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, and a sense of 
humor. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license. Previous 
field experience identifying bird species by sight and sound, locating 
nests, and handling and banding birds is preferred, but not required. 
For full consideration, applications must be received by 3/15/14. 
Suitable technicians will likely be contacted for interviews prior to 
the closing date of 15 March. To apply, please send a cover letter, 
resume or CV, and names and contact information (including phone numbers 
and email addresses) of 3 references to: (EM: schiavacciAT gmail.com). 
Indicate in the Subject of the email that you are applying for the Field 
Technician position.

WATERFOWL ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Research 
and Teaching) at LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources. Website: 
http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/ Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2014. Job Description: The 
School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking a candidate to 
establish an internationally recognized research (60%) and teaching 
(40%) program in waterfowl ecology. Wildlife-related activities are 
economically and socially important in Louisiana, and research should 
include an applied component to address local and regional needs. 
Research must emphasize waterfowl ecology, conservation, and management, 
waterfowl habitat restoration, population ecology, and/or migration 
behavior. The successful candidate will interact with the Renewable 
Natural Resources faculty and state and federal agency personnel, advise 
graduate students, and excel at teaching undergraduate and graduate 
students. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in wildlife ecology/management, 
ecology, zoology, or a related field is required at the time of 
appointment. Evidence of effective teaching skills and a strong interest 
in student instruction and advising is essential. Substantiation of the 
ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research with 
other faculty and natural resource professionals, to develop and 
maintain an active research program, to publish in leading scientific 
journals, and to seek and secure extramural funding to support research 
is necessary. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with 
qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive 
benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits 
offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, 
supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, 
vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves 
tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university 
holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), 
generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance 
Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for 
coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on 
job category, percent effort and length of employment. To Apply: Must 
apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching letter of 
application, a statement of qualifications including a description of 
research interests, a curriculum vita, transcripts, and at least three 
letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application 
materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the 
letters of recommendation online, they may be sent directly to the 
contact below. For more information, contact: Dr. Sammy King USGS Coop 
Fish and Wildlife Unit Leader and Adjunct Professor School of Renewable 
Natural Resources 124 Renewable Natural Resources Building Louisiana 
State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (EM: skingAT agcenter.lsu.edu, 
PH: 225-578-7564). The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of 
the LSU System and provides equal opportunites in programs and 
employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Massachusetts. Location: western 
Massachusetts. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: Field 
Assistants needed early May through late July for research studying the 
effects of native vs. non-native plants on the ecology of birds in urban 
/ suburban yards of western Massachusetts. The project is part of the 
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's Neighborhood Nestwatch 

(http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood_Nestwatch/default.cfm), 

a citizen science project that combines ornithological research with 
environmental education. Daily duties include mist-netting, point 
counts, outreach to households, organizing site visits, data entry, and 
vegetation sampling. This is a great opportunity to participate in the 
Neighborhood Nestwatch Network while uncovering some of the mysteries 
driving urban and suburban bird populations. Mileage reimbursement and 
housing stipend provided. Salary $1600/mo. Qualifications: 1) 
Demonstrable experience with running mist nets independently; 2) 
Experience conducting point counts, nest searching and re-sighting 
color-banded birds; 3) Ability to identify New England birds by sight 
and sound; 4) Environmental education / outreach experience desirable, 
willingness a must; 5) Ability to project infectious enthusiasm for 
urban birds; 6) Ability to work long hours from early morning onward, 
six days per week; 7) Meticulous data entry and other office-related 
tasks; 8) Must have a valid driver’s license. To Apply: Please send 
cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for 
three references to SUSANNAH LERMAN (EM: slermanAT cns.umass.edu). In 
your cover letter, please describe your banding experiences.

BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN at Vancouver Avian Research Centre. Website: 
http://www.birdvancouver.com Location: Vancouver, BC. Duration: approx. 
5 months. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: The 
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) is seeking an experienced 
part-time student to help with bird banding operations at Colony Farm 
Regional Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Primary duties will be to assist 
with all aspects of the daily banding operations. This is an excellent 
opportunity to take your avian knowledge, ageing/sexing and banding 
skills to a whole new level by working closely with leading Canadian 
master bander and trainer, Derek Matthews, at a high volume, high 
profile banding station in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia! 
Situated at the confluence of the Coquitlam and Fraser Rivers, Colony 
Farm Regional Park protects some of the most ecologically diverse lands 
in the Greater Vancouver Regional District and provides habitat for a 
wide variety of birds. The area is considered a local hot spot for rare 
birds and is a favorite birding destination. Qualifications: Applicants 
must have prior banding and net extraction experience, be energetic, 
enthusiastic and willing to learn and improve their existing bird ID and 
banding skills. Pay scale will be based on experience and skill level. 
To Apply: Interested applicants should send an email with their resume 
covering full details of their bird banding and net extraction 
experience as well as contact information for references to (EM: kerryAT 
birdvancouver.com).

FIELD TECHNICIAN for Black-backed Woodpecker surveys at Klamath Bird 
Observatory. Website: http://www.KlamathBird.org Location: Upper Klamath 
Basin of southern Oregon. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 17 Mar 2014. Job Description: The 
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking two field 
technicians for a black-backed woodpecker study in the Upper Klamath 
Basin of southern Oregon. Primary responsibilities will include playback 
surveys and vegetation sampling along off-road transects following 
standard protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be 
assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol methodology, local 
woodpecker identification, and distance estimation will be provided at 
the onset of the season. Rustic local housing will be provided, but 
camping may be required on occasion (applicants must have their own 
camping gear). A vehicle will be provided for travel from the housing to 
the field, but a personal vehicle will be needed because of the remote 
location of the housing. Qualifications: Applicants should have at least 
one full season of field experience, have a full range of hearing, and 
be in excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify western woodpeckers by sight and sound, estimate 
distance to individual birds, hike in rugged off-trail conditions, 
follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, 
possess good communication skills, be comfortable working independently 
in the forest, and work and live well with others. Surveyors must 
possess good map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to 
work long days in the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license, clean driving record, and insurance. To apply, send cover 
letter (including dates of availability), resume, and contact 
information for three references to JAIME STEPHENS (EM: jlhAT 
klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning March 10th and 
on a continual basis until all positions are filled.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program. Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org Location: ME, MA, RI, 
NY (Long Island). Duration: 2.5 - 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2014. Job Description: 
POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (6) needed to conduct tidal marsh bird surveys 
along the mid-Atlantic and New England coast. Technicians will support a 
large-scale project called SHARP: the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian 
Research Program, which explores tidal marsh communities along the coast 
and how these populations change with climate. Particular emphasis is 
placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Willet 
and Clapper Rail. See www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more information on 
SHARP. Technicians will conduct distance-sample point count surveys, as 
well as broadcast surveys, for secretive tidal marsh birds in selected 
tidal marshes. Positions are available in coastal Maine, Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, and Long Island. Salary starts at ~$9/hour and will be 
commensurate with experience. Housing is available for all positions. 
Positions will begin May 1 2014 and conclude late July - early August 
2014. Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have prior experience with 
point count surveys and broadcast surveys, and be willing to work long 
hours in remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting insects and 
heat). All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving 
record, a good sense of humor, and the ability to adjust to varying 
schedules throughout the field season. Applicants must also have a 
working knowledge of north-eastern bird identification by sight and 
sound. Some positions may require use of a personal vehicle for work 
(mileage reimbursable). To apply, please send a resume and application 
letter with three references to (EM: infoAT tidalmarshbirds.org). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

YBCU FIELD BIOLOGIST at Southern Sierra Research Station. Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org Location: Lower Colorado River AZ 
CA. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: five. 
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2014. Job Description: We are seeking 5 
field assistants to conduct Yellow-billed Cuckoo field research on the 
lower Colorado River from the Lake Mead area south to the US-Mexico 
Border. Join us for an exciting field season working in remote desert 
riparian areas with one of the most interesting and challenging birds of 
the Southwest. Five assistant are needed from June 1 to August 15 (dates 
are somewhat flexible). Primary duties include conducting Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo call play-back surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, 
resighting color-banded cuckoos, and data entry. All technicians will 
work for 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off, but they must be 
available to work any day each week with the understanding that the 
schedule is subject to change with little notice. We work 5-8 hours in 
the field per day in temperatures ranging from 80 to 110+ F. Daily data 
entry and proofing is required after returning from the field. Crews may 
be required to travel or drive long distances to sites. Sites can be 
remote and some long hikes are required. You may encounter extreme 
temperatures, dense vegetation, wild animals, snakes, spiders and 
mosquitoes. All field work involves early morning rising (driving or 
hiking in the dark). Housing and work vehicles provided. Qualifications: 
Required: 1) Applicants must be enthusiastic, physically fit, have a 
strong work ethic and excellent hearing and color vision. 2) At least 
one year of previous avian field work experience with skills in 
surveying, nest searching, resighting color-banded birds, and/or mist 
netting. 3) Meticulous data collection and data entry skills are 
expected. 4) Qualified applicants should be able to use a computer, map, 
compass, and GPS unit.5) Applicants must have a valid driver’s license 
and a personal cell phone. 6) Must be willing to carry up to 45 lbs of 
heavy field equipment. 7) Applicants must be comfortable working in 
remote areas alone or in pairs. Monthly salary is $2000-$2600 depending 
on experience. Housing and field vehicles are provided. We are unable to 
employ non US citizens without a current Employment Authorization 
Document (EAD). No pets are allowed. To apply, email a cover letter 
stating your interest in the position and dates of availability, and a 
resume which includes names and current contact information (email and 
phone) of three references (please include your name in email subject 
and filenames of all attachments) to: Diane Tracy (EM: ybcujobs.ssrs AT 
gmail.com) by March 30. Hiring will begin as suitable applicants are 
identified and will continue until all positions are filled. Please make 
sure your references are able to comment on your field supervision and 
avian research capabilities. Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer

BIRD BANDER at Costa Rica Bird Observatories. Website: 
http://www.costaricabird.org Location: Costa Rica. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: The main role 
of the interns will be banding and processing of migrant and resident 
landbird species, as well as conducting migration counts of diurnal 
migrants moving along the coast during migration. The interns will work 
mainly with other volunteers and scientists. It may be requested for 
them that support environmental education and community outreach 
activities. Interns will be rotating among the three different stations 
during their internship, which involves some traveling within the 
country by public transportation. All volunteers receive their room and 
board while they are staying at our stations. The Costa Rican Bird 
Observatories (http://www.CostaRicaBird.org) is looking for highly 
motivated and experienced banders and bander assistants, who can work at 
our three bird monitoring stations: Tortuguero National Park in the 
Caribbean coast, Madre Selva in the Costa Rican highlands, and INBio in 
the rural suburbs of the Central Valley. Qualifications: Bird banding 
experience is a must. Participants are expected to have experience in 
identifying birds, and they are required to have removed from mist nets 
and processed at least 300 landbirds. To Apply: Positions will be open 
until filled, and operations happen year round. Please send (emailed 
text documents preferred) a resume and a cover letter that includes your 
bird banding experience, ability with Spanish/English, dates available, 
three references and any questions to PABLO ELIZONDO, (EM: jpelizondo AT 
KlamathBird.org), AND (ie. cc: email) Dr. K (EM: cjr2 AT humboldt.edu, 
PH: 707 825-2992 FX: 707 825-2901), USDA Forest Service Pacific 
Southwest Research Station -- Arcata Laboratory, 1700 Bayview Drive, 
Arcata, California 95521. More information can be found at 
http://www.CostaRicaBird.org

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN at Ball State University and 
Department of Defense Website: 
http://kislam.iweb.bsu.edu/Cerulean%20Warbler%20Research.htm Location: 
NSA Crane in Crane, IN. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2014. Job Description: We are seeking 1 
field technician with a strong interest and background in avian ecology 
to conduct research on Cerulean Warblers, a state endangered species, in 
southern Indiana. The primary objective of the research is to determine 
Cerulean Warbler abundance through point counts and demarcate male 
territories at NSA Crane, which is a Department of Defense installation 
in southern Indiana. Field technicians will work under the direct 
supervision of two field crew leaders. Main duties include, but are not 
limited to, conducting Cerulean Warbler point count surveys and 
demarcating territories of males. Duration of employment is from 
approximately May 1 through July 11, 2014. End date may vary slightly 
depending on work needs. A weekly stipend of $390 will be provided as 
well as housing and field vehicles. Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife 
science, ecology or closely related biological field. Applicants must 
have strong bird identification skills-visually & aurally, field 
experience with bird survey methods, and navigating skills with handheld 
GPS unit and compass. Requires strong ability/skills in working well 
with others on a team, and independently, obtaining and recording 
accurate data, and maintaining communications on field work progress. 
Must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness and 
ability to follow instructions, to work long hours in the field 
beginning at sunrise, and to hike through steep and uneven terrain 
carrying field equipment in hot, humid weather with ticks, chiggers, 
poison ivy and the occasional rattlesnake. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience conducting forest bird surveys. Valid 
driver’s license is required. Must be a citizen of the U.S.A and be able 
to pass a background check. To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
discussing your interest and experience, CV/resume, and the names and 
contact information for 3 references. Please e-mail this to (EM: 
kwbarnesAT bsu.edu AND saauerAT bsu.edu) with “Cerulean Warbler Field 
Technician Positions for NSA Crane” in the subject line. Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received.

PIPING PLOVER AND LEAST TERN FIELD TECHNICIANS at Virginia Tech. 
Website: http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds Location: near 
Vermillion and Yankton, SD. Duration: April 8 - August 31. 2014. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 5. Application Deadline: 30 
Mar 2014. Job Description: Job Description: April 8, 2014 – August 31, 
2014. Monitoring the population dynamics of Piping Plovers (Charadrius 
melodus) and Least Terns (Sternula antillarum) nesting on the Missouri 
River in South Dakota/Nebraska. Field technicians will be working to 
improve conservation efforts for the Piping Plover and Least Tern on the 
Missouri River. Please see our project webpage 
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds for more information! 
Responsibilities: trapping and banding adult Piping Plovers and Least 
Terns, resighting banded Piping Plovers and Least Terns, nest searching 
and monitoring, invertebrate collection and identification, capturing 
and banding Piping Plover and Least Tern chicks, daily travel on small 
outboard motor boats, working closely with collaborating researchers, 
data organization and management. Salary: $640/week + free housing. 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Biology, 
Environmental Science, or a related field. Prior experience as a field 
technician or research assistant and experience with: boats, avian 
capture methods and handling techniques, bird banding, and shorebird 
identification are preferred but training will be provided. Candidates 
MUST be able to work as part of a team and keep a positive attitude 
through LONG field days (up to 12 hours/day, 6 days/week) in a variety 
of field conditions. Candidates should be in good physical condition, as 
the job requires walking 5-10 miles through sand and mud on a daily 
basis. To Apply: Please send a resume and contact information for three 
references (in ONE document, formatted as LastName_FirstName_2014) to 
KELSI HUNT (EM: VT.PIPL.jobAT gmail.com). Hiring will begin ASAP until 
the positions are filled.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS - BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD at University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign. Location: Cache River watershed southern Illinois. 
Duration: 2.5 month (40 hours/week) beginning 1 May 2013. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2014. 
Job Description: Field technician (1-2) is needed for an ongoing study 
investigating brood parasitism and behavioral ecology of Brown-headed 
Cowbirds in the bottomland swamps of southern Illinois. Work will 
involve assisting a PhD student with capturing, radio-tracking, and 
conducting behavioral observations of cowbirds. The technicianS will 
also assist with a continuing long-term (19 years) study of the nesting 
ecology of Prothonotary Warblers by monitoring nest boxes, re-sighting, 
capturing, and banding adult and nestling warblers. Rate of Pay: 
$1400-2200/month (based on experience). Housing at field station and 
transportation to and from field sites provided. Qualifications: 
Applicants must be willing to work long hours outside under a variety of 
physically demanding (hot, humid, biting insects) field conditions and 
live in a field station with other assistants and graduate students. 
Ideal candidates will be energetic team players with attention to 
detail, meticulous data collection and recording skills, and possess a 
strong work-ethic. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 
Preference will be given to applicants with prior field experience 
banding and/or using radio-telemetry, but is not required. To Apply: 
Deadline for applications is Friday, 21 March 2014, but applications 
will be reviewed when recieved. Please send via e-mail (preferred; EM: 
mckimlou AT illinois.edu) or regular mail a cover letter explaining your 
interest in the job and relevant experience, a resume, and the names, 
phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: MATT 
MCKIM-LOUDER, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, 
Champaign, IL 61820. Questions: Contact Matt McKim-Louder (EM: mckimlou 
AT illinois.edu).

MARBLED MURRELET SURVEY TECHNICIANS at Oregon State University. Website: 
http://oregonstate.edu/ Location: Lincoln County, Oregon. Duration: 4 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
21 Mar 2014. Job Description: Three field surveyors are needed on the 
central Oregon coast to conduct surveys for Marbled Murrelets, a 
threatened seabird that nests primarily in coastal older-aged forests. 
Surveys will generally follow a standardized protocol developed by the 
Pacific Seabird Group in addition to deploying acoustic monitors. 
Surveyors will be required to work long hours, in the early morning, 
hike in the dark (occasionally long distances), endure inclement 
weather, and navigate extremely difficult forest terrain. Housing will 
be provided, but camping will sometimes be necessary. Surveyors will be 
hired to work on this Oregon State University research project through 
Barrett Business Services. Location: central Oregon Coast Salary: 
$12/hour (no overtime) Start date: on/around 15 April 2014 End date: 
on/around 15 August 2014 Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. 
degree in wildlife biology or a related field and a minimum of 2 years 
of field survey experience. Preference will be given to candidates with 
prior Marbled Murrelet survey experience. Training and surveyor 
certification will be held in northern California prior to the start 
date of surveys. Desired skills include: (1) the ability and willingness 
to spend long hours in the field (often in inclement weather); (2) the 
ability and willingness to work during very early morning hours; (3) the 
ability and willingness to hike in extremely steep terrain; (4) being in 
good physical condition and being able to hike off-trail; (5) basic 
orienteering and map-reading skills; (6) have a valid driver’s license; 
(7) the ability to navigate forest roads and operate a 4-wheel drive 
vehicle; (8) the ability to record accurate, legible and reliable field 
data; (9) a track record of working in a safe, efficient, and 
cooperative manner; (10) the ability to work independently and on a 
team; and (11) have normal vision and hearing - a hearing test will be 
required before hiring. To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 
3 professional references (including phone and email contact 
information) to (EM: kim.nelsonAT oregonstate.edu). Please attach these 
three application materials as a single Word or PDF document. Positions 
will be filled as applications are submitted.

BIRD BANDER at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Location: 
Puerto Rico. Duration: 2-3 weeks. Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 15 Mar 2014. Job Description: Looking for an experienced bird 
bander to help with banding and attaching radio tag harnesses to 
Troupials (Icterus icterus) in PUERTO RICO for 2-3 weeks in early April. 
Research will take place in CABO ROJO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE in the 
dry forests of southwestern Puerto Rico. The main goal of the project is 
to study Troupial duets and vocal interactions. This position is for 2-3 
weeks to attach radio tags to an existing study population of Troupials 
to prepare for behavioral studies. This position is perfect for an 
experienced bander who is available early April and would like to spend 
a few weeks in Puerto Rico. Housing and food will be provided. 
Qualifications: Applicant should have experience banding 150+ birds. 
Should be able to band confidently on own or with aid of less 
experienced assistant. To Apply: If interested, email KARAN ODOM (EM: 
kodom1 AT umbc.edu) with a COVER LETTER and CV. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
March 15, 2014, but applications will be reviewed as they are received 
and a decision may be made prior to this date.

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project. Website: http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/ 
Location: Kauai, HI. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 28 Mar 2014. Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN CONSERVATION 
FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three endemic 
Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi that all inhabit 
the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest at located at 
~4500ft on the island of Kauai. The position will focus on conducting 
surveys for endangered Hawaiian birds, vegetation and habitat sampling, 
mist-netting and banding birds, nest searching and monitoring, and 
maintaining a rat control grid near active nests. This is a rare 
opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S while 
gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, 
requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep 
slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings. Daily field conditions 
include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy 
and chilly weather. The positions will last approximately from May-June 
2014. Compensation is ~$1700/mo with limited use of project vehicles. 
Housing when not in the field will NOT be provided, but the Project will 
help coordinate a housing search among temporary field assistants and 
interns. Successful applicants must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai 
and have a valid drivers’ license, and be legally eligible to work in 
the U.S. For more information, contact (EM: infoAT 
kauaiforestbirds.org). Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect 
and identify birds by color-bands and sounds, physically fit, and able 
to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. 
Experience with nest searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line 
transects or point counts) is required. Experience with songbird 
re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory mapping, radio-telemetry, 
small mammal trapping, and mist-netting/banding is strongly desired. 
Mechanical and electronics skills and current First Aid and CPR 
certifications are a plus. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s 
native species (including the ability to control invasive species along 
the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well 
in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in a 
remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data 
collection is a must, and when not in the field, office duties will 
include data entry and management, maintenance of field equipment and 
living quarters, and other work around the office. To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until March 28, 2014 and will be reviewed 
as they are received. Required materials include a current CV, cover 
letter, and contact information for three references. Applications will 
only be accepted on-line at 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/. Applications will 
not be accepted by email.

FIELD ASSISTANT- POINT COUNT SURVEYOR at Wildlife Conservation Society 
Canada. Website: http://www.wcscanada.org/ Location: Southern Yukon, 
Canada. Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: 
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada is seeking one field assistant from 
26 May - 1 August, 2014 for a study of breeding birds in wetlands of 
southern Yukon. Primary responsibilities will include navigating to 
study plots using GPS and compass, conducting bird point-count surveys 
(June) and vegetation sampling (July), assisting in camp setup and 
take-down, and data entry. The project will be based out of Whitehorse, 
YT (housing provided for days off) and conducted in the Southern Lakes 
ecoregion between Whitehorse and Teslin. The field crew (assistant and 
crew leader) will travel extensively between study sites and (car) camp 
in remote locations. Field assistant will be expected to follow project 
protocols in all field activities, operate vehicle according to relevant 
regulations, and adhere to WCS safety policy. Vehicle and field 
equipment is provided but assistant is required to supply his/her own 
field clothing and sleeping gear. Compensation is ~$2600-$3400/month, 
depending on experience. Travel to the Yukon is not included. 
Qualifications: Candidates must be able to identify birds by sight and 
sound (preferably Yukon or western boreal), be physically fit, and have 
experience navigating with maps, GPS, and compass. Valid first aid 
(wilderness-level certification preferred) and drivers license are 
required. Experience hiking, camping, and/or working in difficult 
conditions (cold, heat, rain/snow, biting insects, bears) is preferred. 
Bear safety training and experience off-road driving are beneficial. To 
apply, please send as a single document (either PDF or Word) a cover 
letter (including description of experience, qualifications, dates of 
availability), resume, and contact information for three references to 
LILA TAUZER (EM: ltauzerAT wcs.org). Position will be filled as soon as 
a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their 
interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be 
contacted.


Subject: Bird Jobs -- February 26, 2014
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Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:19:22 -0500
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WETLAND BIRD AND FROG SURVEY TECHNICIAN Organization: Bird Studies 
Canada. Location: Southern Ontario, Canada. Deadline: 15 March 2014. 
Website: http://www.birdscanada.org Duration: 12 May to 25 July 2014 (11 
weeks in duration). Job type: seasonal. Job description: Bird Studies 
Canada seeks one (1) Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technician to conduct 
point count surveys in Great Lakes coastal marshes in Lake Huron, Erie, 
and Ontario. Under the guidance of the Ontario Program Scientist, the 
Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technician will: 1) work as part of a crew 
to prepare for and conduct point count surveys of wetland birds and 
calling frogs in the field using standardized survey protocols; 2) enter 
survey data into an online database throughout and/or after the field 
season; and 3) assist the Ontario Program Scientist to complete other 
tasks associated with the project as needed. This is a salaried term 
contract position: the contract begins 12 May 2014 and extends 11 weeks 
in duration, ending 25 July 2014. Prior to doing field surveys 
successful candidates will be required to attend a mandatory one-day 
training session at Bird Studies Canada headquarters in Port Rowan, 
Ontario, although alternative arrangements are possible if excessive 
travel prevents attendance. The value of this term contract is 
CAD$2,100-$2,500/month, depending on experience, plus transportation, 
accommodation, and food covered by the project during field work. 
Qualifications: To qualify for the position, the successful applicant 
must: be a Canadian citizen; have a valid driver’s license; have 
demonstrated ability to identify birds by sight and sound and frogs and 
toads by sound that breed in southern and central Ontario wetlands 
(e.g., treed swamps, wet meadows, marshes); be able to camp and work 
outdoors under harsh conditions (heat, biting insects) for long periods 
of time, including working outdoors at night to survey calling frogs; 
have valid standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
certification or be willing to obtain it; be willing and able to travel 
to Port Rowan, Ontario at her/his expense throughout the duration of the 
contract; have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as 
part of a group. The successful applicant will also very likely: at a 
minimum, possess a Bachelor of Science or equivalent community college 
diploma in biological, environmental, or wildlife science or another 
similar subject; be familiar with Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program 
survey protocols or similar bird and frog field survey techniques; have 
canoeing skills and be certified (or can easily be certified) to operate 
small outboard boat motors and small vessels in Ontario; have excellent 
verbal communication and interpersonal skills; have proficient computer 
skills with typical applications like MS Word and Excel; have practical 
knowledge and experience using maps and GPSs. To apply: Competition open 
until 15 March 2014 or until suitable candidates found. Qualified 
candidates should submit an application that: 1) outlines how they meet 
the qualifications outlined above; and 2) includes names, titles, and 
contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three 
references to: Dr. DOUG TOZER, Ontario Program Scientist, Bird Studies 
Canada, P.O. Box 160, Port Rowan, Ontario N0E 1M0, e-mail: (EM: dtozer 
AT ?birdscanada.org). Applications submitted as e-mail attachments are 
preferred. Bird Studies Canada appreciates the interest of all of those 
who apply for this position, but only those applicants who qualify for 
an interview will be contacted.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN Gillette, WY – About ICF International: Employees of 
ICF International have the opportunity to utilize their skills and grow 
in areas of interest to become more than just an employee – but rather, 
a professional with a passion-driven career! ICF International 
(NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver 
professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate 
change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and 
social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm 
combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative 
analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program 
life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and 
improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, 
major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly 
skilled, energized and empowered workforce. More than 3,500 employees 
serve these clients worldwide. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity 
and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V Find out more about ICF 
International at http://www.icfi.com. One of ICF’s many offices around 
the world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy 
producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, 
biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The 
majority of their work is centered around the mining and oil and gas 
industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town 
of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the 
famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. 
Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY. Job 
Description: As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for 
biological telemetry, ground and aerial surveys, and data entry. The 
field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early 
mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. 
Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for 
over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently 
identify western avian and mammalian species. Surveys may include but 
are not limited to searches for grouse, migratory birds, prairie dogs, 
waterfowl, and raptors. Technicians must have excellent navigational 
skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate 
four-wheel drive, manual transmission trucks and ATVs. Technicians will 
work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and 
communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be 
required to work independently in the field, so dedication, 
accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities 
Key Responsibilities: **Sage-grouse trapping and telemetry.; **Ground 
and Aerial Biological Surveys.; **Record Keeping and Data Entry. Basic 
Qualifications: **B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related 
field.; **Must be proficient in navigation using maps and GPS.; **Must 
have a valid driver's license and be able to operate four-wheel drive, 
manual transmission trucks and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's); **Must be 
able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time.; 
**Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills. Preferred 
Skills/Experience: **Strong knowledge of short-grass 
prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.; **Previous consulting 
experience or biological resources management.; **Experience in or 
knowledge of energy development industry. Professional Skills: 
**Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; 
**Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; **Sound business 
ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential 
information; **Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze 
situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend 
solutions; **Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, 
Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs. Additional Information: 
On-call position based out of Gillette, WY. Hourly pay rate of $18/hr to 
$22/hr DOE. Position start dates are flexible, but should begin 
approximately 3/31/2014 and continue through approximately 6/30/2014. 
Hours will be limited (approximately 10-20 hrs/wk) through April, and 
pick up to full time (with the possibility of over-time) in May and 
June. To apply, visit http://www.icfi.com/careers/ or email cover 
letter, resume, and references to MICHAEL BLACKMORE (EM: 
Michael.Blackmore AT icfi.com)

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT, Kimberley, West-Australia. We are looking for 
a motivated, experienced field assistant to help monitor a colour-banded 
population of purple-crowned fairy-wrens Malurus coronatus. Start date: 
1st of May 2014. Time period: 2 months approximately. Duties include 
regular censusing of colour-banded birds, mist-netting, behavioural 
observations, and data entry. The study is based at AWC Mornington 
Wildlife Sanctuary in the remote tropical north of Western Australia. 
Qualifications: extensive experience monitoring colour-banded birds and 
extracting small songbirds from mistnets are essential, experience with 
blood sampling optional, drivers license highly desirable. You must be 
able to get up early (very early sometimes), work in extremes of 
temperature (there will be cold nights and hot days), and enjoy isolated 
and basic living conditions shared with diverse other people (and 
potentially biting insects, snakes, crocodiles, etc.). Most sites are 
only accessible by foot, therefore applicants must be physically fit and 
should be willing and able to perform long daily walks. Our normal work 
load is about six days a week, but we need to be flexible and adjust our 
work to the wrens' activities. Volunteers are expected to pitch in with 
maintenance of equipment and general logistics (cooking, cleaning, etc). 
Throughout the project there will be fantastic wildlife viewing 
opportunities (mammals, birds, snakes, spiders, etc). Enthusiasm and a 
strong work ethic are a must! Stipend towards expenses: All cost of 
travel to the field site from Broome, Australia and onsite accommodation 
in tents is provided. Volunteers are expected to make their own way to 
Broome, but depending on experience we will contribute AU$1000-2000 
towards receipted expenses for travel to Broome and food. Please apply 
only if you are able to participate in the project for two months in a 
row (May-June 2014). Applications for a shorter period of time will not 
be considered. Review of applicants will begin immediately until the 
position is filled. For more information contact: NATALY HIDALGO (EM: 
nhidalgoa AT gmail.com) and ANNE PETERS (EM: anne.peters AT monash.edu). 
To apply, please email a letter outlining previous field research 
experience, a resume including names and contact information for 3 
referees, and dates of availability. For more info on the project check 
https://sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/

FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 1 *01730W – SALARY: $2,663.00 - $3,459.00 
Monthly. OPENING DATE: 02/20/14. CLOSING DATE: 03/03/14 04:59 PM. 
DESCRIPTION: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is 
recruiting to fill two (2) full-time, non-permanent, Fish and Wildlife 
Biologist 1 positions that will assist with conservation actions related 
to the recovery and monitoring of Western Snowy Plovers, a State 
Endangered and Federally Threatened species. The duty station for this 
position is the Region 6 Headquarters in Montesano, with the position 
working in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. The employment period is 
scheduled for work from April 14, 2014 through September 12, 2014. 
DUTIES: Under direct supervision of the District Wildlife Biologist, the 
incumbents assist with conservation actions that are related to the 
recovery and monitoring of Western Snowy Plovers, a State Endangered and 
Federally Threatened species. Primary duties include: **Completing 
transect surveys. **Monitoring snowy plover nests to determine hatch 
success or failure. **Monitoring snowy plover chicks to determine 
fledgling survival. **Banding snowy plover chicks with unique color 
coded leg bands. **Using binoculars and spotting scopes to read color 
leg bands. **Assisting with the installation of closure signs. **Digging 
and installing ex-closures around snowy plover nests using shovels, etc. 
**Documenting the presence and abundance of avian and mammalian 
predators. **Recording observations of predator sign in and adjacent to 
core snowy plover nesting areas. **Documenting observed predatory 
behavior by corvids (i.e. crows and ravens). **Assisting USDA-APHIS 
Wildlife Services Biologists with checking traps and snares as needed. 
**Managing and recording data in an organized fashion. **Maintaining 
equipment. **Communicating weekly with the District Wildlife Biologist 
and appropriate USDA-APHIS Wildlife Service Biologist. QUALIFICATIONS: 
Preferred Educationn: A minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree 
involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural 
sciences, environmental planning or other related field. Work 
Experience: Previous experience monitoring shorebirds, locating and 
monitoring bird nests, conducting bird surveys, using spotting scopes 
and binoculars. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required. 
Competencies – The successful candidate will possess the following 
knowledge, skills, and abilities: **Must demonstrate an understanding of 
the principles, practices and methods of environmental or resource 
management, methods and techniques of field sampling, data gathering, 
and field investigations. Additionally, must have experience that 
demonstrates a working understanding of: **Wildlife population 
relationships and ecology; **Wildlife habitat relationships; **Wildlife 
management tools and field techniques; **Personal computer hardware and 
software (e.g. MS Office products).**Must have the ability to: 
**Distinguish snowy plovers from all other shorebirds; **Use sound 
judgment when completing assigned tasks; **Understand and interpret 
plans, maps and equipment specifications; **Communicate effectively and 
professionally with WDFW staff, other agencies, private landowners, and 
the general public; **Develop effective objectives, timelines, and 
action plans; **Utilize standard scientific measuring techniques; 
**Record and organize data; **Enter and summarize data in Excel and 
produce written summaries of work in Word; **Work hours outside of the 
regular hours of 8:00 am–5:00 pm including weekends; **Lift up to 40 
pounds ( ex-closures, traps, etc.); **Work alone and independent of 
direct supervision; **Follow written and oral directions. SUPPLEMENTAL 
INFORMATION: Working Conditions – The successful candidate must be 
willing and able to: **Work hours outside of the regular hours of 8:00 
am – 5:00 pm including weekends; **Work in an open environment and/or in 
an office setting; **Work outside during periods of inclement weather; 
**Walk long distances in soft sand (> 3 miles per day, at times); **Work 
alone in remote areas; **Lift up to 40 pounds (e.g., nest ex-closures); 
**Follow written and oral directions; **Communicate in a professional 
manner with the public (including positive and negative interactions); 
**Communicate in a professional manner with colleagues. How to Apply: To 
apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at 
http://www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile 
before completing the online application: **A cover letter describing 
how you meet the qualification of this position (generic cover letters 
will not be accepted); **A current resume (please make it succinct); 
**Three professional references (personal references do not count as 
professional references). Please note: Failure to follow the above 
application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed 
documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to 
the online profile. Upon submission of your online application, you will 
immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via 
e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail 
notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time 
by visiting your online profile at http://www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the 
high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding 
and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for 
information.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANTS at Southern Sierra 
Research Station. Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org 
Location: Weldon, CA. Duration: 3 to 3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 18 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: Three field assistants are needed to assist with research 
on a population of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers along the South Fork 
of the Kern River in southern California. The study aims to understand 
factors affecting population dynamics and breeding success of this 
endangered subspecies. We also anticipate opportunities for field 
assistants to assist in SSRS Kern Yellow-billed Cuckoo research. The 
study site is situated in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. 
Join us to work in this beautiful valley with these challenging birds. 
Assistants will participate in wifl population surveys, nest searching, 
target netting, resighting color-banded birds, cowbird trapping, 
vegetation sampling, and data entry. Probable cuckoo work involves 
conducting cuckoo surveys, assisting in banding, and nest searching. 
Qualifications: Enthusiasm for fieldwork, persistence, and ability to 
deal with hard field conditions (extreme heat, rough, uneven terrain) 
are more important than past experience or specific knowledge. All 
applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team. The 
positions will last from May to late-August. Start and end dates are 
somewhat flexible. Housing and work vehicles are provided and salaries 
are $1,500-$1,800/month for Assistants, according to experience. To 
Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter stating their interest in 
the position, dates of availability, a resume, and names and contact 
information (email and phone) of three references to: MARY WHITFIELD 
(EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT gmail.com) at the Southern Sierra Research 
Station (http://www.southernsierraresearch.org) by 18 April. The 
Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2 AVIAN SURVEY TECHNICIANS AND 1 TEAM LEADER at Memorial University of 
Newfoundland. Website: http://www.swgc.mun.ca Location: Corner Brook, 
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Duration: 5-6 weeks. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2 avian survey technicians and 1 team 
leader Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2014. Job Description: Memorial 
University of Newfoundland is seeking 2 technicians and 1 team leader to 
conduct avian point counts and mist net to collect blood samples from 
Gray-cheeked Thrush at sites across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 
The positions will run from early June through mid-July. Research focus 
is on the genetic distinctiveness of declining and threatened island 
populations of Gray-cheeked Thrush as well as determining population 
distribution and abundance. In addition to conducting point counts and 
mist netting, successful applicants may be required to conduct 
vegetation surveys, assist in computer data entry, and other duties as 
assigned. Qualifications: Applicants for the technician positions with 
prior experience identifying birds of eastern North America by sight and 
song, or with demonstrated ability to learn quickly, are strongly 
preferred; mist netting experience would be an asset. The team leader 
must have previous banding and blood collection experience, as well as 
being capable of directing day-to-day field operations. Accessing remote 
locations will require physically fit technicians who have a strong 
desire to work in challenging field conditions. Ability to work long 
hours under sometimes adverse weather conditions while maintaining 
enthusiasm and positive attitude is a must. Applicants must also have 
the ability to collect and record detailed and accurate field data, 
follow directions, and work independently without direct supervision. 
Experience using hand-held GPS units and navigating with map and compass 
is an asset. A valid driver’s license will be considered useful. Pay 
will be $550 CAD per week for technicians and $700 CAD per week for the 
team leader; a small per diem is also available. Accommodations will be 
a mixture of tenting and field camps and on-site transportation will be 
provided. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 professional references (e-mail AND phone number) for 
receipt by March 14, 2014. Applications should be sent via e-mail to Dr. 
IAN WARKENTIN, Environmental Science, Memorial University of 
Newfoundland – Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL, Canada (EM: 
ian.warkentin AT grenfell.mun.ca).

AVIAN PHYSIOLOGY FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign. Location: United States. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: 3 positions are available from April 1 to August 1 2014 for 
an ongoing study on the physiology of temperate-zone birds in South 
Carolina. The research project is affiliated with the Savannah River 
Ecology Lab and is part of a larger comparative project investigating 
avian metabolic responses to temperature across latitude. We are looking 
for enthusiastic field technicians with a good work ethic and a strong 
interest in avian ecology and evolution. Responsibilities will include 
mist-netting, bird-banding, blood-sampling, morphological measurements, 
measurements of metabolic rates using open-flow respirometry systems, 
data entry, and organizational tasks. Previous experience with 
mist-netting and bird-banding is required. Respirometry is a standard 
physiological method that is used to measure oxygen consumption, which 
is a proxy for metabolic rate. Birds will be captured and transported to 
the laboratory, where they will be measured and subsequently released 
within 24 hours of capture. The 3-person field crew will live together 
in a field house in Aiken, South Carolina, which is about 25 minutes 
away from the field site and the Savannah River Site. Technicians will 
be paid $12/hour and expected to work 40 hours/week. Housing and 
utilities will not be covered. A project vehicle will be provided for 
transportation to and from the field site and gasoline will be covered. 
Applicants should be physically fit, be able to deal with hot and humid 
conditions and lots of biting insects. Applicants must also be able to 
live in close quarters with other crew members. Qualifications: Previous 
experience mist-netting and bird-banding is required. To apply, send: 1) 
cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability to work on this 
project 2) resume 3) email and phone numbers of 3 references familiar 
with your field skills, personality, and motivation to: HENRY POLLOCK 
and DR. JEFFREY BRAWN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Department of Natural Resources (EM: hpollock AT illinois.edu). Please 
use the subject line "South Carolina avian physiology field assistant 
application". Review of applications will be ongoing until positions are 
filled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT at Stephen F. 
Austin State University. Website: http://www.sfasu.edu Location: 
Nacogdoches, TX. Duration: Permanent. Job Type: Professor. Application 
Deadline: 21 Mar 2014. Job Description: The Arthur Temple College of 
Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University is 
seeking an assistant professor in the areas of wildlife ecology and 
wildlife management. The candidate will teach courses in the Forest 
Wildlife Management major, possibly including Vertebrate Natural 
History, Wildlife Techniques and electives in area of expertise, and 
will participate in a summer field experience for forestry 
undergraduates. Candidate will also be expected to be active in research 
and contribute to a nationally recognized applied wildlife research 
program. This includes advising M.S. and Ph.D. students, developing 
extramural sources of funds, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. 
We seek an individual that can complement existing areas of expertise 
within the college, particularly in the ecology of game and non-game 
birds. Participation in outreach and service is also expected, including 
involvement with appropriate student organizations. Qualifications: 
Candidates must have a Ph.D., completed by the date of hire, in wildlife 
ecology, wildlife management, or a closely related field. Candidates 
should demonstrate: (1) a strong commitment to teaching, advising and 
student professional development; (2) evidence of ability to secure 
grants and develop and manage a competitive research program; and (3) a 
publication record, including publications in refereed journals. 
Expertise and experience in avian ecology and management is preferred. A 
basic understanding of and appreciation for applied forest or range 
management is strongly encouraged. To Apply: All applications must be 
submitted online at https://careers.sfasu.edu: (1) a letter of 
application to include a summary of academic training, professional 
experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related 
to the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and complete contact 
information (including phone and email addresses) of three references; 
and (4) transcripts of all college or university work (attached as 
“Other Document”). This position is posting number 0602882. Applications 
will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. 
Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. Review of 
applications will begin on March 21, 2014 and continue until the 
position is filled.

REVISED – SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed 16 April through 30 
June for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New 
Jersey's Delaware Bay shore. Delaware Bay is recognized as an 
internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring 
migration. Duties include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, 
weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying 
for color-banded birds, and data entry. Mist-netting and bird banding 
experience necessary. Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. 
S., color-band resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or 
Access preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as 
part of a team, possibly work long hours or six days/week, in 
occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. 
Salary $1800-2200/month depending on experience. Must have own vehicle. 
Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send cover letter of 
interest, resume, and three references to DAVID MIZRAHI, NJ Audubon, 
Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 
08210, (EM: david. mizrahi AT njaudubon.org). Applications accepted 
until 15 March, or until positions are filled. NJ Audubon is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

ORNITHOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.. 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com Location: San Bernardino County, CA. 
Duration: 4 weeks. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2014. Job Description: Primary duty is to 
conduct Bird Use Count surveys focused on ALL avian species. 
Specifically, the biologists will conduct avian behavioral observations 
and record detailed information regarding flight paths at a facility in 
the San Bernardino, CA desert. Applicants should have significant and 
demonstrable birding skills. B.S. degree in biology preferred. Must be 
able to work independently and interact positively with project 
managers, clients, landowners, and other technicians. Candidates with 
prior experience conducting BUCs will be given preference. Work requires 
the ability to identify bird species present in the western US in 
general and southern California/Nevada desert species specifically, by 
sight, sometimes at great distances. Must have excellent birding and 
observation skills and be able to take detailed field notes and collect 
behavioral and spatial use data according to established protocols. 
Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, 4x4 vehicle, and other field 
equipment is required. Work is full time (approx. 40–60 hrs/week) for 4 
WEEKS, beginning approximately March 10, 2014. Hiring to begin 
immediately. Compensation: Wages $18.00-20.00/hr DOE. Housing in the Las 
Vegas, NV area will be provided. Mileage reimbursement will be provided 
if personal vehicle is used, otherwise vehicle provided. Qualifications: 
Those applying MUST possess the following: Demonstrable birding skills 
including raptor ID and survey experience. Excellent organizational 
skills, attention to detail, and flexibility Ability to work 
independently and interact positively with project managers, clients, 
landowners, and other technicians Overall dedication to excellence and 
sense of pride in their work Valid Driver’s License Experience driving 
4-wheel drive vehicle To Apply: In a single WORD or PDF document include 
a cover letter, your current resume, and three references with phone 
numbers and email addresses. Title the document with your first and last 
name and send to: (EM: humanresources AT west-inc.com). Subject Line 
should read "San Bernardino County surveys" WEST is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer. For more information, please contact KEN LEVENSTEIN (EM: 
klevenstein AT west-inc.com).

WOOD THRUSH FIELD ASSISTANTS at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 
Location: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and 
Indiana. Duration: May 1st until ~ August 1st. Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: Wood thrush Field 
Assistants needed May 1st until ~August 1. Field sites are in North 
Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Indiana. This project 
is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the 
National Audubon Society. The primary goal is to determine the wintering 
locations and migratory routes of the declining Wood Thrush, by tracking 
them with new GPS geolocators. The project will be conducted with State 
chapters of National Audubon. Qualifications: Applicants should be 
independently motivated, show strong initiative, and be willing and 
physically able to work long days in hot and buggy conditions 6 days per 
week for the duration of the season. The top applicants will be 
completely capable and experienced with capturing small birds, removing 
birds from mist-nets attaching radio transmitters or geolocators. Please 
highlight your experience in these areas in your cover letter. Pay will 
be $600 per week. Housing will be provided at no cost. Car will also be 
provided for driving to and from various locations. To apply, please 
send a 1-page cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact 
information for 3 references as a single .pdf or .doc file with the 
subject heading “WOTH GPS TECH” to PETE MARRA (EM: hylocichlamustelina 
AT gmail).

VOLUNTEER AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN - jacanas, Panama at Location: western 
Panama. Duration: 2-4 months, June - September. Number of Openings: 2. 
Job Type: Temporary Job Description: I am seeking volunteer field 
assistants to conduct field research in Panama. The project investigates 
the behavioral ecology of Northern and Wattled Jacana hybridization in 
western Panama. Jacanas have a unique polyandrous mating system and 
exhibit sex-role reversal. The work involves behavioral observations, 
color-band re-sighting, and mistnetting at multiple populations across 
the hybrid zone. Field conditions are hot, humid, buggy, and muddy, and 
sites are often located on farms with smelly pigs or cattle. Living 
conditions are basic and vary from site to site, from camping out to 
staying in hostels. Housing and food will be provided, but the applicant 
will be responsible for travel to and from Panama City. Position 
duration is approximately June-September. Application Deadline: 
Applicant review will begin immediately and will continue until all 
positions are filled. Qualifications: Applicants must be comfortable 
working and living in tough tropical conditions, be highly motivated, 
hold a valid international passport, and work well both as a team and 
individually. Previous tropical bird research experience, mist-netting 
and banding experience, valid driver’s license, and basic Spanish 
language ability are all preferred. To Apply: Please send a resume, 
contact information for three references, and a cover letter to SARA 
LIPSHUTZ (EM: slipshut AT tulane.edu). Feel free to contact Sara with 
any questions you might have.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - ONE (1) POINT COUNTER at University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Illinois (northern). Duration: 
3-4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: Description: Come study songbird behavioral ecology in the 
shrublands of northern Illinois as part of a Ph.D research project from 
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am looking for one (1) 
motivated, organized and detail-oriented field technicians with a strong 
work ethic to help assist with a playback experiment investigating 
social information use for habitat selection by Yellow Warblers and 
other shrubland songbirds. Positions begin ~15 April 2014 and run 
through mid-to-late July 2014, but position dates are negotiable. 
Students unavailable until May are encouraged to apply. Salary is 
$10.50/hour on a 40-hour work week. Housing as well as transportation 
to/from field sites will be provided. All applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license, be able to work independently, endure trying field 
conditions (e.g., heat, biting insects), and be flexible with their work 
schedule. Qualifications: Point counters independently conduct daily 
point-counts at multiple sites, assist with set-up, take-down and basic 
maintenance of playback equipment, and enter data in Excel. Point 
counters will also routinely assist banding Yellow Warblers and 
performing behavioral observations. Applicants must be able to identify 
songbirds by sight and sound. Applicants with previous point count 
experience will be given high priority, but individuals who quickly 
learn bird identifications and have a passion for avian ecology are 
encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please specify the position you are 
applying to. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. 
Please send applications via e-mail (preferred) or regular mail with a 
short cover letter stating your interest in the job and prior 
experience, a resume, and the names and contact information (phone 
numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: JANICE KELLY, UIUC 
– Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Turner 
Hall W-512A, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Please e-mail 
questions to Janice Kelly (EM: jkkelly2 AT illinois.edu).

SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - ONE (1) BANDER at University of Illinois 
at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Illinois (northern). Duration: 3-4 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: Come study songbird behavioral ecology in the shrublands of 
northern Illinois as part of a Ph.D research project from the University 
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am looking for one (1) motivated, 
organized and detail-oriented field technicians with a strong work ethic 
to help assist with a playback experiment investigating social 
information use for habitat selection by Yellow Warblers and other 
shrubland songbirds. Positions begin ~15 April 2014 and run through 
mid-to-late July 2014, but position dates are negotiable. Students 
unavailable until May are encouraged to apply. Salary is $10.50/hour on 
a 40-hour work week. Housing as well as transportation to/from field 
sites will be provided. All applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license, be able to work independently, endure trying field conditions 
(e.g., heat, biting insects), and be flexible with their work schedule. 
Qualifications: Bander will be responsible for actively and passively 
banding Yellow Warblers at multiple sites, and perform behavioral 
surveys on banded individuals. Banders will largely work alone and must 
be comfortable setting up mist nets and banding songbirds independently. 
Bander will also help conduct routine point counts and assist with 
set-up, take-down and basic maintenance of playback equipment, but to a 
lesser extent than general technicians. To Apply: Please specify the 
position you are applying to. Applications will be accepted until 
positions are filled. Please send applications via e-mail (preferred) or 
regular mail with a short cover letter stating your interest in the job 
and prior experience, a resume, and the names and contact information 
(phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: JANICE 
KELLY, UIUC – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Sciences, Turner Hall W-512A, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. 
Please e-mail questions to Janice Kelly (EM: jkkelly2 AT illinois.edu).

GRASSLAND BIRD GEOLOCATOR AND SURVEY STUDY – CREW LEADER at University 
of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Biological Survey. Website: 
http://animalmigration.org Location: Norman, OK. Duration: 15 April - 1 
August, 2014. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline.: 1 Apr 2014. 
Job Description: An experienced biologist with advanced bird banding and 
grassland bird identification skills is needed as a research crew 
leader. The research project involves the study of grassland bird 
ecology using field surveys, territory assessment, and the rapidly 
emerging technology of light-logging geolocators. Our group’s research 
is outlined at animalmigration.org. Primary responsibilities will 
include: deployment/recovery of light-sensing geolocators, supervising 
research technicians, conducting surveys of grassland birds by sight and 
sound, and periodically monitoring individual breeding territories. The 
crew leader must be capable of managing databases, working in dry heat, 
hiking transects through grasslands or other open habitat, adopting 
flexible daily or weekly work schedules, overnight travel, operating 
off-road vehicles, and working either independently or with others. The 
crew leader will have the opportunity to develop wildlife cinematography 
skills as part of a study of Scissor-tailed Flycatcher courtship 
displays. Field vehicles, housing, and onsite internet will be provided. 
Preferred duration: 15 April – August 1 (start and end dates may be 
flexible). Salary will range from $2100 - 2300/month, commensurate with 
experience. Qualifications: Necessary skills include: extensive 
experience mist-netting and banding small songbirds, well-developed crew 
management skills, database management, experience surveying grassland 
birds by sight and sound, ability to operate and maintain off-road 
vehicles, early morning starts, flexible work schedule, ability to live 
in onsite housing, and tolerance of occasionally challenging field 
conditions such as dry heat, encounters with biting/stinging arthropods 
or venomous snakes, and rugged terrain. Applicants who have earned a 
Bachelor’s degree or working toward an advanced degree in ornithology, 
animal behavior, ecology, conservation biology, or similar disciplines 
will be given preference. Preferred skills/experience/abilities will 
include: attaching rump-mounted geolocators on small passerines and 
identifying by sight and sound most Oklahoma grassland breeding birds. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must adhere to the 
University of Oklahoma’s policies on workplace conduct during job 
activities or while occupying onsite housing. For full consideration, 
applications must be received by 4/1/2014. Highly-qualified applicants 
may be contacted for interviews prior this deadline. To apply, please 
submit the following: 1) a letter of interest highlighting specific 
qualifications especially your experience bird banding, 
surveying/monitoring bird populations, and supervising technicians; 2) 
your resume or CV; and 3) names and contact information of 3 references 
(including e-mail addresses and your professional experience with each). 
All application materials should be emailed together to Dr. JEREMY ROSS 
(EM: rossjd AT ou DOT edu)

GRASSLAND BIRD GEOLOCATOR AND SURVEY STUDY – FIELD TECHNICIANS at 
University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Biological Survey. Website: 
http://animalmigration.org Location: Norman, OK. Duration: 1 May - 1 
August, 2014. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2014. Job Description: Early-career biologists with 
advanced grassland bird identification skills are needed to assist bird 
banding and survey activities. This work will expand ongoing studies of 
grassland bird ecology using field surveys, territory assessment, and 
the rapidly emerging technology of light-logging geolocators. Our 
group’s research is outlined at animalmigration.org. Primary 
responsibilities will include: bird identification by sight and sound, 
relocation and identification of color-banded birds, 
deploying/recovering light-sensing geolocators, and periodically 
monitoring individual breeding territories. Assistants must be capable 
of working in dry heat, hiking transects through grasslands or other 
open habitat, adopting flexible daily or weekly work schedules, 
overnight travel, operating off-road vehicles, and working either 
independently or with others. Technicians will have the opportunity to 
develop wildlife cinematography skills as part of a study of 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher courtship displays. Field vehicles and housing 
will be provided. Preferred duration: 1 May – August 1 (start and end 
dates may be flexible). Salary will range from $1650-2000/month, 
commensurate with experience. Qualifications: Preferred skills include: 
experience with identifying grassland birds by sight and sound, 
conducting bird surveys, ability to operate and maintain off-road 
vehicles, and moderate-to-extensive experience mist-netting and banding 
small songbirds. Applicants who have earned or are working toward a B.S. 
degree in ornithology, animal behavior, ecology, conservation biology, 
or similar disciplines will be given preference. Necessary 
skills/experience/abilities will include: identifying by sight most 
Oklahoma grassland breeding birds, early morning starts, flexible work 
schedule, ability to live in onsite housing, and tolerance of 
occasionally challenging field conditions such as dry heat, encounters 
with biting/stinging arthropods or venomous snakes, and rugged terrain. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must adhere to the 
University of Oklahoma’s policies on workplace conduct during job 
activities or while occupying onsite housing. For full consideration, 
applications must be received by 4/1/2014. Highly-qualified applicants 
may be contacted for interviews prior this deadline. To apply, please 
submit the following: 1) a letter of interest highlighting specific 
qualifications especially your experience surveying/monitoring bird 
populations and the approximate number and diversity of birds you have 
personally extracted from mist nets; 2) your resume or CV; and 3) names 
and contact information of 3 references (including e-mail addresses and 
your professional experience with each). All application materials 
should be emailed together to Dr. JEREMY ROSS (EM: rossjd AT ou DOT edu)

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2 positions) Location: Northern New Brunswick. 
Duration: 2-3 months beginning May 26, 2014. Job Description: Field 
Assistants will work with a master's student to conduct research on a 
threatened bird species in NB, the Bicknell's Thrush (BITH). The aim of 
this study is to determine the occupancy of BITH in various stand types. 
Presence and absence will be determined both aurally and using audio 
recorders (song meters). Field work will involve driving to remote 
locations, accurately identifying thrush songs during the dawn/dusk 
chorus, hiking through difficult terrain and remote forests to sample 
points, deploying/recovering song meters, camping, data entry, and 
vegetation surveys. During vegetation surveys, assistants will work 
independently measuring and identifying tree species so confidence in 
accurate identification is a must. Visits into Bathurst, NB will be made 
every 7-14 days to buy supplies, refuel, do laundry and make contact 
with the outside world! The camp used as home-base is run off a 
generator and has electricity and running water. The Governors' Lodge is 
also nearby and sometimes open on weekends for a burger, beer, and free 
Wi-Fi. Cell service is available at SOME high elevation sampling sites. 
Successful applicants will gain valuable field experience in navigation, 
identifying birds by song and call, data collection, vegetation sampling 
and working in remote locations as part of a team. Lodging and food are 
provided. Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to sometimes work 
long hours outside under a variety of physically demanding (sunny, hot, 
humid, rainy, biting insects) field conditions and live in a remote 
field station or camp with others. Ideal candidates will be responsible, 
energetic team players with attention to detail, meticulous data 
collection and recording skills, possess a strong work-ethic, and love 
the woods. Previous birding experience is not necessary if applicant has 
strong navigation skills with both a GPS and compass, experience working 
in remote field conditions with wildlife (bears, moose, bobcats, lynx) 
and the ability to aurally differentiate bird songs and calls. 
Applicants must have a valid driver's license. Preference will be given 
to applicants with prior experience in navigation, working in a 
demanding environment and bird song identification. Applicants must have 
a basic CPR course, though Wilderness First Aid is preferred. They must 
also be in good physical condition and able to hike through forests with 
many obstacles (extremely dense stands, fallen trees, recently thinned 
stands). Experience driving on back/woods roads with 4wd and changing 
tires is strongly preferred. To Apply: Send 1) a cover letter detailing 
your desire for the position, work ethic and relative experience, 2) 
resume/CV and 3) CURRENT contact information for three references in ONE 
document to (EM: c.postma AT unb.ca) with "2014 Assistant Application" 
in the subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as appropriate 
candidates are found.

FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR HUMMINGBIRD RESEARCH at Tulane University. 
Location: Wayqecha Biological Station, Manu National Park, Peru. 
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/manupicaflor/proyecto-picaflor 
Job Description: Volunteer field assistants wanted for research on 
pollination ecology in Manu National Park, Peru. Included activities are 
monitoring and maintenance of plant treatment plots, measurement of 
nectar properties, hummingbird capture and tracking. Accommodation is 
camping with some ammenities. Transportation to and from field site from 
Cuzco, Peru and food and lodging are provided. To apply, please send a 
RESUME and LETTER OF INTEREST to JENNY HAZLEHURST (EM: 
jhazlehuATtulane.edu). Salary: Volunteer. Qualifications: Experience 
with field work in ecology and in rugged conditions preferred. 
Applicants with mist-netting or botanical experience preferred. Start 
Date: 15 July - 24 September (some flexibility) Application Deadline: 1 
May 2014 Contact Person: JENNY HAZLEHURST (EM: jhazlehuATtulane.edu).

LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR BIRD AND LONGLEAF RESTORATION PROJECT at Tall 
Timbers Research Station. Website: https://www.talltimbers.org/ 
Location: Lake City, Florida. Duration: April 8-End of June 2014. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2014. Job Description: One 
lead field technician is needed from early April 2014 through late June 
2014 to evaluate Brown-headed Nuthatch, Northern Bobwhite, and Bachman’s 
Sparrow response to various forest treatments (prescribed fire, 
thinning, chopping, etc) for a large scale restoration project on 
Osceola National Forest in Lake City, Florida. The lead technician will 
conduct avian point count surveys and some vegetation sampling while 
supervising two additional field technicians conducting vegetation 
sampling. Other duties include managing data entry and organizing field 
activities. Work conditions are strenuous with rough vegetation, high 
temperatures, and humidity. Salary is $18/hour. Housing and work vehicle 
are provided. Qualifications: Candidate should posses or be currently 
seeking a degree in wildlife, ecology, or natural resources, or a 
related degree. Extensive field experience, ability to read a map, and 
ability to identify birds by sight and sound (at least the three birds 
mentioned above) is required. Previous experience with 
managing/supervising field crews and operating a handheld GPS unit is 
preferred. Technician must be in good physical condition and able to 
walk long distances through rough and uneven terrain as well as work 
well individually and as a supervisor. Applicants must posses a strong 
work ethic, good organizational and management skills, and a positive 
attitude. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are 
required. To Apply: Send email, cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to SARAH BROWN (EM: sbrown AT 
ttrs.org). Applicants will be considered as soon as they are received; 
applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

SNOWY PLOVER SEASONAL BIOLOGIST at Point Blue Conservation Science. 
Website: http://www.pointblue.org Location: Central and southern 
Monterey Bay. Duration: April – August 2014. Job type: seasonal 
biologist. Job Description: Point Blue Conservation Science has 
conducted an intensive study of the breeding ecology of Snowy Plovers on 
Monterey Bay for over 30 years. Working closely with the United States 
Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Parks & Recreation, 
California Department of Fish & Wildlife and other partners, Point Blue 
biologists gather data which are used to formulate conservation actions 
designed to improve productivity and sustain the population. Primary 
duties include but are not limited to all aspects of monitoring Snowy 
Plover breeding success, including reading of color bands of adults and 
chicks, nest searching, brood monitoring, predator searches, chick and 
adult banding (depending on experience), and data entry. Duties may also 
include habitat fence installation and maintenance. Compensation is 
$2800 per month. Transport to field sites will require the use of a 
personal vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the current federal rate. No 
housing is provided. Qualifications: Self-motivated and able to work 
independently. Desire and ability to work long hours in the field and 
walk several miles in soft sand, often under inclement weather 
conditions. Willingness to work collaboratively and adaptively with 
project staff and partner agencies toward site-specific and regional 
goals. Candidates with previous field experience with shorebird nest 
searching, bird handling, and banding will be given preference. 
Candidates with an academic background in biology, ecology, ornithology 
or other environmental sciences will be given preference. To Apply: send 
a single document (PDF preferred or Word Doc) including a cover letter 
describing previous experience and interest in this position, a resume, 
and contact information for three references to KRISS NEUMAN (EM: 
kneuman AT pointblue.org). In the subject line type: Snowy Plover 2014. 
Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY Location: Dongzhai National 
Reserve, Henan Province, China. Duration: Begin May 1 and run through 
early-August. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Deadline: 1 May 
2014. Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed to study the 
nest dismantling behavior of Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus) 
in China (see The Condor (2009) 111(1):197–201 for more information of 
the project). The assistants will work with a joint PhD student of 
Beijing Normal University and University of Groningen. Duties will 
include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, blood sampling, 
behavior observation and record, experiment manipulation for nest 
dismantling, as well as any other works involved in the field. Previous 
experience with birds is preferred and basic training such as 
mist-netting and bird banding will also be provided. Volunteers are 
expected to spend for three months on the work, have strong interest in 
birds and animal behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for 
long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with others. All 
expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local 
travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the 
assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. 
Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research skills, 
see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the Chinese 
tradition and culture. To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could begin work and the length to work) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to Lei Lv (EM: l.lv AT rug.nl). Feel free to contact 
Lei with any questions you might have.

FIELD COURSE IN TROPICAL ORNITHOLOGY – The Institute for Sustainable 
International Studies, ISIS Belize, http://www.isisbelize.com, is 
offering a new field course in tropcial ornithology, May 31 to June 14. 
This course will explore the bird ecology, field techniques and bird 
watching in a variety of habitats in Belize. Field components will be 
undertaken at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Hosting Station, 
(URL: http://www.treesociety.org). Field techniques will include: bird 
observation, bird recordings and callbacks, point-count surveys, 
transect lines, mist-netting and bird banding. Students will do a small 
research project in the field technique of their choice, conducted at 
the station. The final part of the course will take students to some of 
the best bird watching hotspots in Belize including: Crooked Tree 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Tobacco Caye and Man O 'War Caye. Contact CYNTHIA 
REECE (EM: creece AT isisbelize.com), for more details. This course 
carries a value of three credit hours.

CLOUD FOREST BIRD BANDING VOLUNTEER - Ecuador

Join Life Net Nature’s long-term avian monitoring and conservation 
project in the Andes of western Ecuador, July 13-26, 2014. We have 
openings for 4-6 volunteers on this project.
Life Net banding assistants help with mist-netting of birds at several 
banding stations located and doing daily bird surveys in the Las 
Tangaras Reserve, Mindo, Ecuador. Our goal is to advance scientific 
understanding of cloud forest avian communities, including species 
responses to deforestation, grazing, and climate change. Reserva Las 
Tangaras boasts more than 25 species of hummingbird, one of the largest 
regional cock-of-the-rock display leks, and great numbers of Choco and 
Andean endemic bird species. Volunteers help set up and monitor mist 
nets, extract birds from nets, carry birds from nets to a banding 
station, and record basic ecological data. Training in handling, 
measuring and banding is offered to those interested in developing that 
skill set, but is not required. Volunteers will also have some 
afternoons free to explore and/or bird the Mindo area. Accommodation is 
in the loft of a large research cabin. A cost-share donation of $1550 
cover transportation in Ecuador, meals, and lodging during the 
conservation research program, reserve fees, salaries for Ecuadorian 
cooks and para-biologists (airfare to and from Ecuador is not included). 
The donation also contributes to stewardship of the reserve and 
educational programs about cloud forest wildlife. The conservation 
expedition begins and ends in Quito. Contact Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: 
dbecker AT lifenetnature.org). for further details. Experience with 
mist-netting is desirable, but not required. Students, recent graduates 
and others looking for hands-on training and resume building experience 
will benefit greatly from this project. Visit the Volunteer page of 
http://www.lifenetnature.org for more details. To apply complete the 
application form on the Volunteer page and e-mail a brief cover letter 
to Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- February 19, 2014
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SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS at University of Delaware. Website: 
https://sites.udel.edu/frame/ Location: Newark, DE. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 
2014. Job Description: Songbird telemetry technician (1): full-time, 
seasonal position from early June through August, with the possibility 
of extension through September. Primary duties in this position will be 
to track fledgling songbirds throughout urban forest fragments, take 
waypoints, survey vegetation, record data, and assist with other ongoing 
project efforts. Technician will locate tagged birds six days per week 
and will use a personal vehicle to access field sites. Ideal candidates 
will have experience with radio telemetry. Songbird nest 
searcher/monitor (1-2): full-time, seasonal position(s) from May through 
August. Primary duties in this position will be to locate and monitor 
Gray Catbird and Wood Thrush nests in urban/suburban forest fragments 
around Newark, DE. The nest searcher/monitor will also be responsible 
for taking waypoints, entering data on nest status, and assisting with 
other ongoing project efforts. Prior nest searching experience required. 
Qualifications: Additional desired skills include eastern songbird 
identification, experience with GPS units, ability to work outdoors in 
hot and humid conditions in an urban setting, valid driver’s license and 
good driving record. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in 
biology, wildlife studies, natural resources, or related field. 
Technicians should have previous field experience, a positive attitude 
with enthusiasm for conducting field work, and be comfortable working 
both independently and as part of a team. Salary is $400/week and 
housing will be provided. To Apply: Interested candidates should specify 
the position sought in the subject line, and send cover letter, C.V., 
and list of names and contact information for three references in a 
single pdf file to SOLNY ADALSTEINSSON (EM: solny AT udel.edu).

SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Texas A&M University. Location: 
Texas. Job Description: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, early to mid 
March through June (end dates flexible) for a research project focusing 
on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp Bullis Army 
Base, Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, 
mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, 
and others, depending on qualifications and skills. Requirements: 
experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; 
ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 
6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings 
(0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as 
fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily 
temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and 
steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and 
focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; 
ability to work independently and in groups; flexibility to changes in 
location, as may be required to move around; flexibility to changes in 
protocol, or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience: identifying 
birds by sight and sound, mist-netting and banding passerine songbirds, 
navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, 
ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related 
field. Pay: $700–800 every 2 weeks, depending on experience. Housing 
will be provided. Some camping may be required during the term of 
employment. Please visit http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/ for more 
information about the variety of projects for which we are filling 
positions. To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis job application” in the 
subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file 
attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume 
(including GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email 
address) in 1 attachment to: (EM: ramsesirnr AT gmail.com).

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIANS-LONG 

ISLANDWebsite:https://audubon.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=Root&action=showNavigator&hashed=196331024 

Location:Long Island, NY. Duration:April-mid August 2014. Job 
Type:Full-time seasonal.Number of Openings:2. Job Description:The Long 
Island Bird Conservation Program works with partners to monitor and 
protect Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at 
sites on Long Island and performs and organizes International Shorebird 
Surveys at additional sites. We will be hiring two 2014 seasonal 
technicians. One will focus on American Oystercatchers and the other 
will focus on Piping Plovers, terns, and American Oystercatchers. Work 
includes, but is not limited to: putting up and maintaining string 
fencing and signs around nesting areas; erecting predator exclosures at 
Piping Plover nests; locating and monitoring Piping Plovers and American 
Oystercatcher nests and chicks to determine reproductive success; 
coordinating site visits with partners and volunteers; generally acting 
as a liaison between birds and beach-goers; performing outreach 
activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; and performing 
surveys for migratory shorebirds. The technicians will be required to 
walk long distances (up to 7 miles) on sandy and rocky beaches, carry 
and use equipment (i.e. binoculars, post pounders, fence posts), work 
independently without supervision, and talk to beach-goers about 
beach-nesting bird conservation. This is a 5 day weekweek (usually 35 
hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required. The technicians will 
be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are 
located on both eastern and western Long Island. **Assist the Long 
Island Bird Conservation Coordinator in monitoring and protecting Piping 
Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers; **Participate in nest 
searching; **Participate in monitoring of reproductive success; 
**Ability to use binoculars and/or a spotting scope to locate and/or 
identify Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers and 
migratory shorebirds; **Set up and maintain protective fencing and signs 
at nesting areas; **Assist in erecting predator exclosures at piping 
plover nests; **Carefully and neatly record data on specified data 
sheets; **Coordinate and work with volunteers and partners; **Enter data 
into excel and eBIRD as needed; **Talk to beach-goers about 
beach-nesting birds; **Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Coordinator or other staff in beach-nesting bird outreach activities; 
**Perform migratory shorebird surveys. Qualifications:**Pursuing a B.S. 
in biology (or related field) and/or prior experience with shorebirds is 
preferred; **Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in 
adverse conditions (hot, humid, buggy); **A strong work ethic, attention 
to detail, and an ability to work unsupervised is required; **Ability to 
walk long distances (up to 5-7 miles) and field sites; **Own 
transportation; **Willing and able to work weekends and holidays as 
required.To Apply: To inquire about this position: Please apply through 
Audubon's job website at 

https://audubon.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=Root&action=showNavigator&hashed=196331024. 

Questions can be directed to JILLIAN LINER (EM: jliner AT audubon.org).

ORCHARD AND VINEYARD FIELD TECHNICIANat Michigan State University. 
Website:http://birddamagetofruitcrops.info/Location:Fennville and 
Traverse City, Michigan.Duration:May 28, 2014 until approximately the 
end of October with two weeks off in August.Job 
Type:Seasonal.Application Deadline:21 Feb 2014.Job Description:Seasonal 
Field Technician: The Bird Damage to Fruit Crops Research Initiative is 
a project funded by the USDA through a grant to Michigan State 
University. The technician will conduct observations of foraging birds, 
assist with experiments of bird deterrence techniques, manage equipment 
and data, and interact with project personnel and fruit growers. The 
work will also involve measuring damage to fruit. GPA of at least 3.0 
required. Average of 40 hours a week, but work schedule will be 
dependent on weather. Compensation: $12/hr wage and field station 
housing are provided. Transportation to and from the field station is 
not provided, however daily transportation between study sites and the 
station will be covered by the project. Qualifications: Experience with 
eastern songbird identification is necessary, as is a willingness to 
carefully count fruit on plants, a tedious and time-consuming activity. 
Applicants should have a strong work ethic, an ability to execute 
directions, work independently, and pay careful attention to detail. 
Ability to accurately record and transfer data to electronic format is 
necessary. Applicants must be able to live and work closely with others. 
Applicants must be able to commit to the full duration of the project. 
Applicants must also be willing to work in heat/humidity with extensive 
walking and carrying of equipment in/around field sites. Applicants can 
expect long work days that begin in the early morning hours (i.e. prior 
to 6am). Hourly commitment will be approximately 40 hours per week. 
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.To Apply:Please send a 
resume that includes all of your current contact information, contact 
information for three references (at least two should be previous 
employers), and a cover letter of why you are interested in the job and 
would be a good fit for the position to SHAYNA WIEFERICH (EM: shaynawief 
AT gmail.com). We will begin reviewing applications as they are received

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN AVIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY – The 
Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites 
applications for an assistant/associate professor position in Avian 
Conservation Biology. The successful candidate will conduct research 
with a focus on birds, ideally at the interface of conservation biology, 
human-wildlife relationships, and environmental policy. Research areas 
of interest include the ecology of avian species-at-risk, population and 
habitat dynamics in relation to environmental and climate change, and 
avian vectors of human disease. Research that includes policy dimensions 
and has a geographical focus on urban-periurban areas or the North is 
desirable. The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in an 
appropriate discipline and will have post-doctoral experience and a 
record of publication in high-quality scholarly journals. The position 
will require the development of a strong externally-funded research 
program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. 
It will involve teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate 
levels, as well as service to the university and scholarly communities. 
Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in the 
Department, Faculty and University as well as in research networks such 
as the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science and the Centre d’études de 
la forêt. The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is a community of 
researchers in wildlife and fisheries biology, forest and landscape 
ecology, entomology, microbiology, soil science, ecotoxicology, 
economics and natural resource policy. The position will be a key 
component of the research and graduate teaching in wildlife biology and 
will complement our current strengths in mammalian, fish and landscape 
ecology. We are committed to excellent teaching in several 
environmentally-oriented undergraduate majors and specializations 
offered through the Faculty and the McGill School of Environment. 
McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located 
on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal. The Campus 
comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and 
research animal facilities, experimental field stations and 
state-of-the-art student learning facilities. Additional information 
concerning McGill and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental 
Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (URL: 
http://www.mcgill.ca, http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald).McGill University 
is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes 
applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, 
ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender 
identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to 
diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; 
however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians 
and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should 
submit, by 1 March 2014, their curriculum vitae, statements of their 
research and teaching philosophies and the names, email addresses and 
telephone numbers of at least three professional references, who can 
evaluate their candidacy, directly to: Dr. MURRAY HUMPHRIES, Search 
Committee Chair, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of 
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald 
Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 
3V9 (EM: murray.humphries AT mcgill.ca).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (California spotted owl & northern 
goshawks) --Location: California Sierra Nevada near Sonora, 
CA.Duration:6 months (April to September).Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2014. Job Description: The Stanislaus 
National Forest needs an unprecedented number of over 100 new, temporary 
workers for the 2014 field season for Rim Fire Recovery and other 
projects. The Stanislaus National Forest needs college graduates or 
experienced field technicians in archeology, forestry, botany, wildlife 
biology, fisheries, and hydrology. We need 21 biological science 
technician positions to survey California Spotted Owls, northern 
goshawks, and other wildlife. Come join the nation’s largest field crew 
at the Stanislaus National Forest in 2014 for a once-in-a-lifetime 
experience in a community of outdoor enthusiasts who will help build the 
foundation for forest recovery. Wildlife biological science technicians 
will survey for owls, goshawks, and other wildlife. The beautiful 
Stanislaus National Forest encompasses 898,099 acres on the western 
slope of the Sierra Nevada; California’s snow-capped mountain range. 
Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, the Forest 
landscape is a continuum of natural and scenic beauty that defines the 
Sierra. Amid soaring crests, sparkling blue alpine lakes, towering 
forests, and canyons carved by cool rushing rivers, visitors discover 
connections with nature and the spirit of the Sierra Nevada. A mere 
three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Forest is a very 
popular destination place. Sonora and the surrounding communities are 
rich in culture and gold rush history. Restaurants, theaters, weekend 
festivals, and recreational opportunities attract many visitors to the 
area. Recreational opportunities on the forest and the surrounding area 
are outstanding. Kayaking, river rafting, rock-climbing, fishing, 
swimming, hiking, backpacking, and camping are very 
popular.Qualifications: See specific announcements listed below in 
USAJOBS.gov for specific qualifications. Candidates must possess: 
willingness to work outside carrying heavy equipment in mountainous 
terrain; ability to work with others; a valid US driver’s license and 
clean driving record; basic knowledge of PC computers; means of personal 
transportation to and from work. Work will require moderate to strenuous 
physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking in steep, 
uneven, or rocky surfaces. Field work occurs in varied and sometimes 
extreme temperature conditions. Work is exposed to poison oak and biting 
insects. The work schedule can be very demanding, with early morning and 
late evening hours required, and a minimum of 40 hours/week, 5 days/week 
(work schedule may exceed 40 hours/ week).To Apply: Create a USAJOBS 
account (if you do not already have one) at http://www.USAJOBS.gov. 
Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS 
account. Search for the following announcement numbers: 
TEMP-R5-GS404-4-WLDLIFE-DT; TEMP-R5-GS404-5-WLDLIFE-DT; 
TEMP-R5-GS404-6-WLDLIFE-DT; TEMP-R5-GS404-7-WLDLIFE-DT. Apply for the 
appropriate announcement depending on your qualifications. Be sure you 
select the duty stations within Stanislaus National Forest. They 
include: Sonora, Mi-Wuk Village, Hathaway Pines, Pinecrest, and 
Groveland, CA. If you need more detailed information, e-mail: (EM: 
stanislaustemporaryhires AT fs.fed.us), and in the subject header type: 
“More information needed (Ornithological Newsletter).” Number of 
Openings: 21

WATERBIRD AND INVERTEBRATE INTERNSHIP – The U.S. Geological Survey is 
seeking 1 individual to assist with field studies in San Francisco Bay 
(Fremont), California. We are collecting data to assist with the 
management of salt ponds for waterbird habitat and with the largest 
tidal salt marsh restoration project on the west coast (URL: 
http://www.southbayrestoration.org). Regular duties may include 
waterbird diet sampling, conducting counts and behavioral observations 
of waterbirds, bathymetric surveys, and collecting water quality 
measurements using a multi-probe meter. Counts may be conducted from 
vehicles or on foot, and water quality measurements are taken from the 
ground or from small boats. The applicant will work closely with the 
invertebrate staff to process invertebrate core samples and gain a 
hands-on experience in invertebrate sample collection and processing. We 
will teach the skills and techniques necessary to sort through samples, 
identify specimen to broad taxonomic group, enumerate densities, and 
obtain biomass. Other common duties include data entry and light general 
maintenance tasks. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate with a BS in 
a biology-related field that has strong spatial and waterbird ID skills, 
is detail-oriented, responsible, motivated, and willing to get dirty. 
Must be comfortable working on small (8’ – 13’) boats (operation 
experience is not required), in shallow water, and mud. Must have good 
interpersonal skills and be comfortable sharing living quarters. This 
important migratory and winter bird habitat is located in the heavily 
urbanized South San Francisco Bay, so you must have a valid driver’s 
license and be comfortable driving government-owned vehicles in heavy 
traffic between field sites. Applicant may be asked to work long hours 
(including early morning or evening hours and some weekend days) and 
under strenuous field conditions to accomplish fieldwork. Good physical 
condition and the ability to lift 40 lbs are required.This is a 
full-time volunteer position (40 hrs/week) with a minimum 6-month (but 
up to a year) commitment. Shared field housing is available. A living 
stipend of approximately $1000/month is provided. We are looking for 
someone to start immediately but we can be flexible for the right 
person. Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and hired as 
applications are received. If interested, please send your (1) cover 
letter detailing any experience with spatial tasks, bird ID, and 
invertebrate sorting, (2) resume and (3) contact information for 3 
references to STACY MOSKAL (EM: smoskal AT usgs.gov). Please send all 
documents in one pdf named:2014_LastName.pdf"

RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Massey University. Website: ??? Location: New 
Zealand. Duration: 5 to 6 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 1 or 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: A 
volunteer assistant needed for helping a Massey University PhD student. 
Fieldwork: radio tracking and behavioral observation (breeding display) 
of the NZ falcon, falcon prey bird counts, and vegetation survey. Total 
duration: 5 to 6 months depending on when focused falcons nest. Details: 
a)Training: 2 weeks (mid-May to end May 2014),b)Radio tracking, bird 
counts, and vegetation survey: 3 months (02 June 2014 to 30 Aug 2014), 
c)Behavioral observation (breeding display) of tagged falcons: 01 Sept 
2014 to end Nov (until they nest). Hours: 8 to 10 hours per day (6-9 hrs 
fieldwork and 1-3 hrs data entry). Days: 6 days per week -- depending on 
work load. Location: Kaingaroa Forest (the largest pine plantation in 
southern hemisphere) in Waikato/Bay of Plenty regions. Weather: work 
will continue in most weather conditions. Accommodation will be provided 
in Taupo. Volunteers must provide their own food, utilities, personal 
gear including durable tramping boots, closing in hot or wet and cold 
weather. Qualifications: Valid driver license, 4WD driving experience, 
good sense of direction, passion for wildlife and fieldwork, a high 
level of fitness and willingness to work with long hours in the field, 
commitment to help data collection and data entry, preferred 
non-smoker(working in a commercial forest) and experienced bird 
identification and bird count, and radio tracking. To Apply: Please send 
a cover letter, CV (2 pages max) and references. In the cover letter, 
please include (a) which skills you have and (b) why you want to have 
this position, and (c) the dates when you are available for an interview 
(skype). Please email (EM: gizmogfee7 AT gmail.com).

AVIAN CREW LEADER (WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST II) for the National Council for 
Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. Reports to: Passerine Point Count 
Associate Scientist. Work Week: Exempt position; 40+ hours per week to 
meet work demands. Revised: January 24, 2014. Duty Station: Northwest OR 
(Coast Range); Dallas or McMinnville, OR. Duration: May 5 - August 29, 
2014. Salary: $ 2,500 - $ 2,700 per month; housing or housing allowance 
may be provided. Essential Job Functions: 1. Train crew in survey 
methodology and local bird ID. 2. Supervise and coordinate survey 
schedules and work flow for two other crew members. 3. Work closely with 
primary investigators and land managers to facilitate a successful data 
collection effort and positive crew dynamics. 4. Conduct bird point 
counts. 5. Collect vegetation/habitat data. 6. Conduct bluebird nest box 
checks. 7. Position will require working outdoors in inclement weather, 
often in recently harvested forest stands. Must be able to get to and 
work from remote locations, drive forest roads, read maps, navigate 
through a forested landscape, and relate well with the public. 8. Gather 
and analyze data and related information. 9. Willingness to have a 
flexible work schedule. 10. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively 
with others toward meeting the goals of the National Council. 11. 
Develop a familiarity with NCASI’s mission, policies, practices, and 
procedures. 12. Become acquainted with the environmental issues of the 
forest products industry. 13. Read, absorb, process, and communicate 
complex information. Assist the supervisor in responding to technical 
queries by NCASI clients and others in a competent and timely manner. 
14. Possess ability to carry-out associated field work that may involve 
prolonged (multi-day) exposure to inclement conditions and a necessity 
to hike carrying equipment (20 pounds or more) over rough terrain (for 2 
miles or more). Additional Responsibilities: 1. Undertakes additional 
activities as assigned by Supervisor. Minimum Qualifications: 1. A 
Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences discipline or related 
environmental field, two or more years of experience, and knowledge of 
passerine ID by sight and song. 2. Must have driving record which can be 
approved by Federal Agencies to drive government vehicles and NCASI 
fleet safety program. 3. Basic data entry experience (Microsoft Excel). 
Additional Qualifications: 1. Experience with ESRI GIS software is 
preferred. 2. Local passerine ID experience (west of the Cascades in N. 
California, Oregon or Washington). Please send cover letter, resume, and 
3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: JAKE VERSCHUYL, 
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., P.O. Box 1259, 
Anacortes, WA 98221. The position will remain open until March 15, 2014. 
Materials may be submitted electronically to: (EM: jverschuyl AT 
ncasi.org). NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.


AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST I) for the National 
Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. Reports to: Passerine Point 
Count Associate Scientist. Work Week: Exempt position; 40+ hours per 
week to meet work demands. Revised: January 24, 2014. Duty Station: 
Northwest OR (Coast Range); Dallas or McMinnville, OR. Duration: May 6 - 
August 30, 2014. Salary: $ 2,100 - $ 2,300 per month; housing or housing 
allowance may be provided. Essential Job Functions: 1. Conduct bird 
point counts. 2. Collect vegetation/habitat data. 3. Conduct bluebird 
nest box checks. 4. Position will require working outdoors in inclement 
weather, often in recently harvested forest stands. Must be able to get 
to and work from remote locations, drive forest roads, read maps, 
navigate through a forested landscape, and relate well with the public. 
5. Gather and analyze data and related information. 6. Willingness to 
have a flexible work schedule. 7. Demonstrate an ability to work 
effectively with others toward meeting the goals of the National 
Council. 8. Develop a familiarity with NCASI’s mission, policies, 
practices, and procedures. 9. Become acquainted with the environmental 
issues of the forest products industry. 10. Read, absorb, process, and 
communicate complex information. Assist the supervisor in responding to 
technical queries by NCASI clients and others in a competent and timely 
manner. 11. Possess ability to carry-out associated field work that may 
involve prolonged (multi-day) exposure to inclement conditions and a 
necessity to hike carrying equipment (20 pounds or more) over rough 
terrain (for 2 miles or more). Additional Responsibilities: 1. 
Undertakes additional activities as assigned by Supervisor. Minimum 
Qualifications: 1. A Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences 
discipline or related environmental field and knowledge of passerine ID 
by sight and song. 2. Must have driving record which can be approved by 
Federal Agencies to drive government vehicles and NCASI’s fleet safety 
program. 3. Basic data entry experience (Microsoft Excel). Additional 
Qualifications: 1. Local passerine ID experience (west of the Cascades 
in N. California, Oregon or Washington). Please send cover letter, 
resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: 
JAKE VERSCHUYL, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., 
P.O. Box 1259, Anacortes, WA 98221. The position will remain open until 
March 15, 2014. Materials may be submitted electronically to: (EM: 
jverschuyl AT ncasi.org). NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

BIRD BANDER at the University of Utah field stations. Location: 
University of Utah Rio Mesa Field Station, outside of Moab, near Arches 
National Park, Utah. http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/ Duration: Spring 
Season (April 1 – July 1). Job Type: Seasonal Job Description: 
University of Utah biology professor Cagan Sekercioglu is conducting a 
bird migration monitoring project at the university field station in 
Utah. This is an opportunity to band birds in spectacular landscapes 
that are off-limits to the public. We have documented more than 135 bird 
species at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants 
each season to date. A bander-in-charge is required to operate a 
passerine migration monitoring station between April 1 and July 1. A 
qualified candidate is expected to have substantial experience in 
ageing, sexing, banding, and mist-netting western North American 
passerines. Supervision of volunteers, explaining bird banding to 
outside groups, data quality control and data entry are among duties 
required. The bander will be assisted by 1-2 experienced volunteers. The 
station will be open every morning as well as some evenings, weather 
permitting. Lodging will be provided on site, in a beautiful location. 
Stipend negotiable based on experience. To Apply: Email cover letter and 
resume outlining qualifications to EVAN BUECHLEY (EM: e.buechley AT 
utah.edu) with “University of Utah Bird Bander Position” in the subject 
line. Number of Openings: 1 lead bander 2 volunteers

WILDLIFE AND MAASAI CULTURE: KENYA - Field Course from UCDavis, Sierra 
Institute and Life Net Nature. A 9-week university field course in KENYA 
this summer. 15 units; Summer 2014; June 28-Aug. 29, 2014. Website: 
https://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/sierra_institute/course_info_p7.asp 
Application Due Date: May 2, 2014; Late applications accepted if space 
is available. This program engages students with Maasai youth and 
community leaders in developing a wildlife management and conservation 
program for tribal lands next to the Masai Mara National Reserve, part 
of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem. Under the supervision of the 
instructors, students will: Learn about local wildlife through lectures, 
direct observation, field surveys and studies, interviews with tribal 
elders and other means; Work in small groups with Maasai youth to 
further develop and pilot interpretive nature walks as part of the new 
community-based ecotourism program; and Develop a draft wildlife 
management and conservation plan to be presented and discussed with 
tribal leaders and interested community members. Field study activities 
include wildlife counts along established transects, evaluation of 
wildlife movements between the Siria Plateau and Masai Mara grasslands, 
behavioral and demographic observations on giraffe, zebra, eland, topi, 
impala, baboon, elephant and other species, bird identification and 
monitoring, and predator-prey-human interactions on the Mara (as 
observed from the Siria Plateau). This program offers students of all 
majors and educational levels—undergraduate and graduate—an exceptional 
opportunity to learn directly about conservation and sustainability 
challenges in the unique social context of Maasai culture. Courses: 
Conservation Biology in East Africa - 5 units, Natural Resource 
Sustainability and Maasai Culture - 5 units, and Wildlife of the Masai 
Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem - 5 units. For more information and to apply, 
see https://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/sierra_institute/course_info_p7.asp

FIELD ASSISTANT for study of bird ornaments – Employment period: mid May 
to end of August (dates are negotiable). Deadline for application is 
March 15th, 2014. We are looking for a paid field assistant to assist in 
a study of common yellowthroats. We are studying how immune genes relate 
to the size and color of male ornaments (mask size and throat color). In 
this species females prefer males with larger facial masks as both 
social and extra-pair mates. We have recently found that mask size and 
survival are related to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) 
diversity. The current project focuses on how these immune genes 
influence the production of pigments in male ornaments. Field work will 
be conducted during May to August 2014 and is based at the University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station in Saukville, WI (30 miles north of 
Milwaukee). Assistants will help with censusing birds, mist-netting, 
color-banding and taking blood samples. The ideal candidate will have 
keen bird observation skills, bird-banding experience, and an inordinate 
fondness for working in a swamp. Assistants must be prepared to walk 
around in a bog in hip boots (provided) and work in demanding 
environments (hot, cold, buggy, wet). Other requirements include 
flexibility in daily scheduling and responsibilities, a good work ethic, 
ability to work in a group, a positive attitude, and the ability to 
collect and enter field data with attention to detail. In addition to 
working in the field, assistants will also help enter data on the 
computer and prepare samples for laboratory assays. Pay rate is ~ 
$1,872/mo ($12.00/hr). Free housing is available at the station in a 
house with a full kitchen and bath. Laundry, groceries, restaurants, 
etc. are close by in Saukville, WI. Interested applicants should send an 
email message to AMBERLEIGH HENSCHEN (EM: hensche9 AT uwm.edu) with: 1) 
a resume, 2) their available dates for employment, 3) a description of 
why they are interested in this position (including any experience with 
birds or field work), and 4) a list of references (phone/e-mail 
address). These files should be included as a single Word or PDF 
document. Further information about the project is available at: 
http://www.uwm.edu/People/pdunn/COYE%20folder/YTPeople.html.

HAWK COUNTER – REVISED – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in 
the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a hawk counter for 
the spring 2014 season. The position lasts 15 Mar-7 Jun 2012. Applicants 
should be adept at identifying raptors at a distance and be prepared to 
deal with strong winds, rain, and possibly snow. Applicants must have 
their own binoculars to use, and preferably their own scope as well. A 
vehicle is also required, as staff housing is located more than a mile 
from the study site. The hawk observation area also allows for viewing 
many of the waterbirds and songbirds that migrate through Whitefish 
Point. This is a prime migration site for many northern species of owls, 
winter finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow staff will also be 
conducting a waterbird count and owl banding on site. Shared housing is 
provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and internet. Duties include 
daily count, data entry, blog updates, documenting rarities, and writing 
a seasonal report. Pay is $1200-1400/month based on experience, plus 
free housing. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM 
BYRNE at: (EM: byrnea AT msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check 
out our hawk’s blog for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/4.

WATERBIRD COUNTER - REVISED – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located 
in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a waterbird 
counter for the spring 2014 season. The position lasts from 15 Apr-7 Jun 
2012. Applicants should be adept at identifying waterbirds at a distance 
and be prepared to deal with strong winds, rain, and possibly snow. 
Applicants must have their own binoculars to use, and preferably their 
own scope as well. A vehicle is also required, as staff housing is 
located more than a mile from the study site. The waterbird observation 
area also allows for viewing many of the raptors and songbirds that 
migrate through Whitefish Point. This is a prime migration site for many 
northern species of owls, winter finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow 
staff will also be conducting a hawk count and owl banding on site. 
Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and 
internet. Duties include daily count, data entry, blog updates, 
documenting rarities, and writing a seasonal report. Pay is 
$1200-1400/month based on experience, plus free housing. Please send 
cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM BYRNE at: (EM: byrnea AT 
msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check out our waterbird blog 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/5.

ROSEATE TERN TECHNICIAN. 7 July - 20 September, 2014. Cape Cod National 
Seashore, MA. **Opportunity to begin work in May or June on a Virginia 
Tech Red Knot project on the Eastern Shore, VA. Details below.** Assist 
graduate student in a collaborative research project investigating the 
behavioral and demographic effects of disturbance on Roseate Tern 
parent-offspring interactions during the pre-migratory staging period. 
Study Background: The Northwest Atlantic population of Roseate Terns was 
listed as endangered in 1987 and has been intensively managed on the 
breeding grounds; however, little is known about their activities after 
they leave the breeding sites. The population of Roseate Terns has 
declined by 25% since 2000 despite relatively good productivity and 
constant adult survival. Nearly the entire Northwest Atlantic population 
of Roseate Terns is thought to stage at Cape Cod, MA before departing 
for migration to South America. Our study will attempt to determine the 
effects of disturbance during the staging period on parent-offspring 
interactions and hatch-year Roseate Tern survival. This is a 
collaborative project with managers and researchers from Cape Cod 
National Seashore, Mass Audubon, the State University of New York, 
Virginia Tech, and the USGS. Duties include, but are not limited to: 
conducting systematic re-sight surveys of color- and alpha-numeric 
marked terns, behavioral observations, and data entry. Expect to work 
long days (10-12 hours) and walk up to 6-8 miles in sand on some days, 
sometimes in adverse weather conditions. You will have the opportunity 
to see thousands of shorebirds and seabirds every day, as well as a wide 
variety of coastal wildlife, including seals and other marine mammals. 
Qualifications: B.S. in Wildlife Science or related field and previous 
field experience resighting color-banded and/ or plastic field-readable 
banded birds. Experience surveying colonial waterbirds is preferred but 
not required. Successful applicant will be adaptable, detail-oriented, 
enthusiastic, and able to work and live harmoniously with others in 
remote locations in Park Service housing. A valid driver’s license is 
required and experience operating 4WD vehicles, ATVs, and kayaks is 
desired. **Red Knot project: Because the Roseate Tern work will not 
begin until July, we are offering the option of working May-June (start 
date negotiable, work can continue until start of roseate tern project) 
on the Eastern Shore, VA. Duties would include conducting surveys, 
trapping and banding Red Knots, and taking and sorting core sand 
samples. Housing is provided.** Salary: $400/week. Housing is provided. 
Closing Date: 15 March 2014 or open until filled. Send cover letter, 
unofficial transcripts, and resume with academic background, work 
experience, and contact information for 3 references to KAYLA DAVIS (EM: 
kaylad89 AT vt.edu), or mail one application to Department of Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation, ATTN: Kayla Davis, Virginia Tech, 124 Cheatham 
Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 (electronic applications preferred). 
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA employer.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP – Six-month position 
available at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, UT. Position begins as soon 
as possible, starting no later than April 22nd 2014, and ends six months 
after the start date. This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment 
over a period of six months. Position will require a set schedule of 
five consecutive work days—days off may be week day or weekend day and 
work schedule may change between spring and summer season. Position may 
also require potential evening hours. Work hours require applicants to 
be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work 
week for the entire duration of service. Interns are responsible for 
securing housing for the duration of the internship. DUTIES: This 
position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals 
of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, lesson 
plan creation, and during the summer months will focus on wetland and 
watershed education. The specific duties of this position will shift 
depending on the season. Start date-May, position will primarily include 
in its scope: 1. Planning, developing materials and facilitating 
interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational 
programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. 2. Facilitating wetland education 
programs for schools and community groups on-site. 3. Planning, 
developing materials for, and teaching children’s spring break camp 
programs. June-End Date, position will primarily include in its scope: 
1. Providing daily on- and off-site, watershed-focused interpretation 
and tours at multiple locations to members of the public. Interpretation 
and tours will be performed for a wide variety of age groups. 2. 
Training in interpretation and presentation of a broad and comprehensive 
range of watershed ecology subject matter within a variety of 
circumstances and to a variety of audiences. 3. Developing and 
implementing a capstone internship project. PLEASE NOTE prior watershed 
education experience not required—we provide on-the-job training and 
education to prepare interns for educating members of the public. Other 
requirements may include assisting with events, completing 
maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described 
above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and 
events, and participating in various training opportunities, as 
appropriate. Please note that these positions do not involve any direct 
contact with animals. COMPENSATION $2400 stipend for six months of 
service, disbursed bi-weekly. Stipend is intended to help partially 
alleviate cost of housing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must speak, read and 
write English fluently. Experience: None required. A desire to work 
within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with 
youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is 
preferred. Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural 
resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or 
related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but 
not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to 
work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that 
strengthen their connection to the natural world. Visit 
http://www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary. 
HOW TO APPLY: Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone 
calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three 
references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird Programs Manager, (EM: education AT 
tracyaviary.org).

AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT / INTERN – Agency: USGS Alaska Science Center. 
Location: Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Job Description: Avian field 
assistants needed for a large-scale study evaluating the effects of 
climate change on avian abundances and demography in the Boreal-Arctic 
transition zone of Alaska. Primary duties will include conducting 
point-counts of landbirds and shorebirds, habitat sampling, and 
potentially capture and banding of passerines using mist-nets. Other 
duties may include field support for shorebird trapping and nest 
searching. Position runs from 14 May – 1 August. Qualifications: 
Previous experience with field research in avian ecology with specific 
experience in identifying Alaskan birds by sight and sound preferred. 
This position requires the ability to collect accurate field data, 
communicate well with supervisor, maintain and operate field equipment 
in a safe and responsible manner, and work with supervision following 
established research protocol. The applicant must be able to use 
topographical maps, compass, GPS, and 4WD trucks. Preference will be 
given to applicants who have experience capturing and handling birds and 
conducting point-counts. Must be motivated and willing to work long 
hours in remote areas under potentially inclement field conditions 
(cold, biting insects) and have the ability to adjust to varying 
schedules throughout the field season (with good humor). Applicants must 
be able to carry a 20+ lbs backpack or equipment through Arctic tundra 
for multiple miles, and be willing to live in a primitive field camp. If 
you are a motivated and enthusiastic learner with an interest in avian 
biology and desire to see Alaska's remote beauty on someone else's dime, 
then this is the job for you. Interested individuals should send a cover 
letter outlining past research experience, a detailed resume, and 
contact information for three references to Lance McNew (contact 
information below). Applications by native Alaskans with interests in 
wildlife ecology are encouraged to apply. Position will remain open 
until filled and interested applicants should submit applications as 
soon as possible. Salary: This is a volunteer position. Travel to 
Alaska, food, primitive housing, and a modest per diem and/or stipend 
will be provided. Last date to apply: 1 April, 2014. Contact: LANCE B. 
MCNEW, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, 
4210 University Dr., Anchorage AK, 99508 (EM: lmcnew AT usgs.gov PH: 
907-786-7075).
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VOLUNTEER AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Idaho. Location: Santa 
Catalina Mountains, AZ. Duration: 28 April-27 June 2014. Job Type: 
Volunteer. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER 
AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT needed to assist with study of the breeding 
biology of Red-faced Warblers. Field sites are located in mixed-conifer 
forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona (30 miles north of 
Tucson). Primary duties include monitoring Red-faced Warbler nests and 
setting up and monitoring nest cameras at those nests. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be willing to work long hours (alone) in the field. 
Tolerance for working in field conditions and a valid driver’s license 
are necessary. This position requires extensive hiking off-trail in 
steep terrain and applicants should be in excellent physical condition. 
Experience with bird identification and/or nest monitoring preferred but 
not required. Field vehicle and $40/ day living stipend will be 
provided. Housing is not provided, but free primitive car camping is 
available in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Field season is approximately 
28 April to 27 June 2013. Start and end dates flexible, but preference 
given to individuals who can commit for entire 2 months. To Apply: Send 
cover letter and resume (with names, phone numbers, and email addresses 
of 3 references) by email to KRISTEN DILLON (EM: dillon AT uidaho.edu).

TROPICAL AVIAN TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP – Want to learn more about 
neotropical bird species, bird census techniques, and avian field work? 
Want to spend time living and learning about the jungle in the beautiful 
country of Belize? Want to learn from professional ornithologists? Then 
this is the internship for you! The goal of this internship is to give 
the student various experiences in tropical avian studies that will aid 
the student in developing their skills for a variety of future education 
and employment opportunities. The main component of the project will be 
to work with Ecorana tutors and T.R.E.E.S staff in establishing 
long-term bird monitoring projects (observational surveys and 
mark-recapture) that are part of a bigger project looking into 
seasonality off breeding, moult, and movement (resident as well as 
neotropical migrants) and how it correlates to insect abundance and 
plant flowering and seed production. In addition to the survey work to 
be conducted at the T.R.E.E.S Hosting Center, the intern(s) will also 
have the opportunity to visit other avian conservation projects in 
Belize and volunteer for a few days on them, including at the Bird 
Rescue Center (a rehabilitiation project) and on a scarlet macaw 
breeding project in the Chiquibul forest. Tasks: · - Learn tropical 
birds by sight and sound in the Maya Mountains. · - Learn and perform a 
variety of bird surveys that will be most adequate to answer project 
questions, including: point-counts, callback surveys, transect lines, 
bird behaviour observational techniques, etc. · - Provide assistance at 
the T.R.E.E.S banding station; help with the implementation of the 
banding station, setting-up nets, respecting banding protocols, and bird 
identification using Pyle. Depending on comfort level of student they 
may or may not extract birds from nets. · - Possibility of learning bird 
recording techniques. · - Help in establishing a more complete birds of 
T.R.E.E.S audio CD. · - Work with T.R.E.E.S researchers, international 
collaborators, and other interns on the development of protocol design. 
· - Implement protocols in the field using the help of T.R.E.E.S staff 
and tutors to find the best places to set-up monitoring plots. · - Be 
trained on use of GPS to navigate to and mark point count locations. · - 
Share knowledge with locals and with other fields. · - Learn to enter 
data in a systematic manner and compile it into a scientific report with 
introduction and literature review, methods, results (including basic 
statistical analysis), and discussion using peer-reviewed scientific 
articles. · - Complete a short 4-5 page summary report that will help to 
establish future research protocols. · - Depending on involvement in 
project, may have opportunity to collaborate on future publications. 
Desired Qualifications: We are looking for interns who are independent 
yet willing to work in a team environment. Applicants should have a 
certain level of avian identification skills and should be interested in 
improving their techniques for proper bird identification and survey 
methods applicable in the tropics. Applicants should have a desire for 
learning about the incredible biodiversity of Belize through systematic 
field surveys and data collection. · - Previous experience working with 
birds, by sight and sound. · - Knowledge of birds of Central America by 
sight and sound an asset. · - Knowledge of bird monitoring techniques, 
point-counts, callbacks, behavioural observations, etc. · - Familiar 
with bird banding techniques an asset. · - Be physically fit (spend long 
hours in the field under often difficult conditions). · - Experience 
with wildlife recording techniques an asset. · - Experience using 
Microsoft Office Suite and sound recording software; experience using 
statistical analysis software an asset. · - Flexible easy-going 
attitude. Physical Requirements and Work Conditions: · - Ability to 
tolerate high temperature and high humidity. · - Ability to work in 
environments where exposure to spiky plants, toxic vines, scorpions, 
spiders, ticks and biting flies is common. In addition, it is the 
jungle; venomous snakes are uncommon but present. · - Ability to live in 
remote conditions away from electronic amenities. · - Possible indoor 
work is performed in a typical office setting. · - Ability to lift, 
carry, and position objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Terms: · - 
Multiple positions available. · - No application deadline. · - 
Start-date: February 2014 (but flexible); after first internship, 
positions available year-round for this continuing monitoring project. · 
- Length of position: minimum 6 weeks; longer is preferable. · - 
Schedule: 30 hours per week, Monday–Friday. Fees: Ecorana fees for 
internships for international students are $25 US/day. This includes 
lodging and use of all facilities at the T.R.E.E.S Hosting Center, 
training on methodologies by Ecorana biologists and local T.R.E.E.S 
professionals in their field of study, as well as mentorship from 
Ecorana tutors for the duration of the intended internship. 
International students must have international travel medical insurance 
during their stay in Belize. At the discretion of the T.R.E.E.S 
managers, local Belizean students (especially those not staying on site) 
can have fees reduced or exchanged for work. All interns (international 
and local) are required to pay for transportation to/from the site and 
their food while on site (cooking facilities provided). To Apply: Please 
email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: info AT ecorana.ca 
(international students) OR info AT treesociety.org (Belizean students). 
Please indicate the position title in your email subject line. No phone 
calls please. For more information about the internship center 
(T.R.E.E.S Hosting Center), visit: http://www.treesociety.org

AVIAN INTERNSHIP: ENDANGERED CRANE CAPTIVE BREEDING at the Audubon 
Species Survival Center (SSC), Audubon Nature Institute. Location: New 
Orleans, LA. Description and Purpose: The Audubon Nature Institute 
Species Survival Center's Spring 2014 Crane Chick Production Internship 
begins in March (negotiable). Interns work 40+ hours a week for 12 
consecutive weeks. Internship is unpaid with housing available. Two 
interns are needed to assist in the husbandry, assisted reproduction, 
and chick-rearing of endangered cranes. Interns will gain valuable, 
hands-on experience in the captive husbandry and propagation of the 
endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla) and 
whooping crane (Grus Americana) for the purpose of wild release. 
Interns' primary responsibility will be assisting in the work-intensive 
"costume-raising" of Mississippi sandhill crane chicks (feeding, 
exercising, cleaning enclosures, socializing, and observing strict 
costume protocol). Other responsibilities include but are not limited 
to: assisting in the artificial insemination of both species of crane 
with the goal of producing fertile eggs, the daily care and husbandry of 
the captive flock of 50 cranes, maintaining crane facilities, daily 
record keeping, and behavioral observations. Qualifications: Candidate 
must have some previous, quantifiable, hands-on, animal husbandry 
experience from a farm, zoo, pet store, wildlife rehabilitation center, 
stables, kennel, vet office, or similar. Must have a sincere interest in 
birds, two years college or equivalent practical experience, and a 
strong interest in the fields of ornithology, zoology, conservation 
biology, captive wildlife, or related fields. Candidate must be able to 
communicate effectively with co-workers both verbally and in writing, 
have a good attitude and exceptional work ethic, be highly motivated, 
and have good organization skills. Candidate must be able to understand 
and apply the mission of an endangered crane captive breeding program to 
their daily tasks. Candidate must have a high level of maturity, common 
sense, and a strong attention to detail. Must be able to follow 
direction, take initiative, and work independently while exercising good 
judgment. Candidate will be working outdoors in extreme temperatures 
(85+ F) as well as in dimly lit areas with some visual obstruction 
around very small chicks. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs., and 
work weekends and holidays. Candidate must also be willing to come in 
after hours to do evening feedings for young chicks. This is an unpaid 
internship. Housing is available. To Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, 
and references to: MEG ZUERCHER, . (EM: mzuercher AT 
auduboninstitute.org). For more information, please e-mail. Last Date to 
Apply: Open until filled.

MIGRATION MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT at Lesser Slave Lake Bird 
Observatory. Location: Slave Lake, AB. Deadline for Applications: March 
7, 2014. Job Type: Full Time Summer Position. Term: Tentatively May 5 to 
August 29, 2014. Wage: Approximately $2600 per month based on experience 
and qualifications. Job Description: The Lesser Slave Lake Bird 
Observatory (LSLBO) is located in the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, 
approximately 20km north of Slave Lake, Alberta. We are looking for one 
hard-working, enthusiastic, detail-orientated individual to assist with 
our long-term migration monitoring and the Monitoring Avian Productivity 
and Survivorship programs. These programs incorporate both visual counts 
and bird banding. Daily duties include setting up the station early each 
morning, conducting visual counts, extracting birds from mist-nets, 
assisting with bird banding and data recording, tabulating daily totals, 
completing the daily log, and data entry. Additional duties include 
equipment upkeep, trail maintenance, and helping with presentations to 
the public. There may be opportunities to assist with other research 
projects being conducted in the area on Canada warblers that would 
include target banding, territory tracking, and behavioral observations. 
Previous experience working with mist-nets, banding, or handling birds 
is an asset, but not required. Rental staff accommodation is available 
at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. he Lesser Slave Lake Bird 
Observatory Society (LSLBO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to 
promoting bird conservation through research and education. Since it 
began operations in 1994, the LSLBO has established a well-recognized 
research and monitoring program providing critically important 
information on migratory and breeding birds within the boreal forest. 
The LSLBO recently entered into a joint venture with the Alberta 
government to oversee operations of the Boreal Centre for Bird 
Conservation (BCBC) in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. This world 
class research and education facility opened in June 2006, and is 
dedicated to nurturing stewards of the boreal forest; an important avian 
habitat. Requirements: **Some post-secondary education in a related 
field. **Excellent identification skills of the birds of northern 
Alberta by sight and sound. **Applicant must be full time student in a 
post-secondary institution in 2013/14 and planning on returning again in 
2014/2015. **Accustom to using binoculars. **Enthusiasm for early 
mornings. **Physically capable to work long hours on your feet with lots 
of walking; including hiking through rough terrain in heavily forested 
areas. **Work in poor weather conditions and tolerate biting insects. 
**Detail-oriented with excellent field data recording and data entry 
skills. **Be able to use Microsoft Office as well as familiar with 
handheld GPS devices. **Safety conscience and bear aware. **Valid Class 
5 driver’s license. **Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate prior to 
commencement. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: 
Email (EM: bic AT lslbo.org) or Fax: (FX: 780-849-8239).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy/Pennsylvania 
Natural Heritage Program. Website: 
http://www.paconserve.org/123/pa-natural-heritage-program Location: 
Northern Pennsylvania (WPC Office - Pittsburgh, PA). Duration: Spring 
and Summer 2014 (10 weeks). Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 
Mar 2014. Job Description: It is unclear to what degree shale gas 
development will impact Pennsylvania’s native biological diversity, and 
more specifically the state’s rare plant and animal populations. Western 
Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is conducting a research project to 
assess the current ecological status of high value conservation areas 
across Pennsylvania which are threatened by shale gas development, 
focusing specifically on areas that support rare species or important 
habitats. One component of this study will evaluate the abundance and 
diversity of forest interior-dwelling species (FIDS) of birds within 
areas of high ecological value. Results will be used to assess the 
current status of FIDS at these sites and will serve as a baseline for 
future comparative studies to measure impacts from shale gas 
development. Job Description: One avian field technician is needed to 
conduct off-road point count surveys at a portion of study sites across 
Pennsylvania (primarily focused in northern PA). The successful 
applicant will be expected to complete up to 20 point-count surveys each 
morning, bush-whacking on foot to most point locations and navigating 
through rugged and sometimes dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, 
poison ivy, and rattlesnakes). Qualifications: The position requires 
good knowledge and experience with identification by sight and 
(primarily) sound of northeastern U.S. land birds. Afternoons may 
include data-entry. Additional field work may include rapid vegetation 
and disturbance assessments. Must be able to work well independently, 
but also communicate closely with WPC staff and supervisor. Hotel 
lodging and vehicle expenses will be covered by WPC. Valid U.S. driver’s 
license required. Experience with avian survey techniques and forest 
birds of the northeastern U.S. Ability to walk long distances and work 
long hours in cool, hot, or wet spring/summer weather conditions. 
Completed or pursuing B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, 
or related field. Pay: $12-$13 per hour; 40 hour work-week, plus 
expenses. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information 
for three references to (EM: wpcjobs AT paconserve.org) and list Avian 
Field Technician in the subject line of the email. Questions regarding 
the position should be directed to DAVID YEANY, Conservation Planning 
Specialist/Ornithologist (PH: 412-586-2313).

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN: West Virginia at West 
Virginia University. Location: Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area, 
Jacksonburg, WV. Duration: 4 months (March 30-July 31, 2014). Job Type: 
Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: One avian 
field technician is needed to assist a graduate student for a project 
investigating the response of Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) 
to oil and gas development in the central Appalachian region. Duties 
will include Louisiana Waterthrush territory mapping, nest searching and 
monitoring, re-sighting color-banded individuals, target netting and 
banding individuals, vegetation sampling, and data entry. The study site 
is located at Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area, Jacksonburg, WV. 
The field technician will earn $1600-$2000/month depending on 
experience. Housing, a vehicle for fieldwork, safety training, and first 
aid training will be provided. Qualifications: The successful applicant 
will have excellent bird identification skills by sight and sound, a 
strong work ethic, and an ability to tolerate demanding field 
conditions. Applicants should be prepared for early mornings and long 
days 6 days a week. Priority will be given to applicants with previous 
field experience, especially with nest monitoring work. Applicant must 
have the ability to work well with little supervision. Experience with 
use of GPS, compass, ArcMap 10, and Excel a plus but not required. 
Mist-netting and banding experience are desired, but not necessary. Be 
prepared for hiking off trail in streams, biting insects (ticks, black 
flies, mosquitoes), and snakes. A degree in, or in progress towards 
wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field is also strongly 
preferred, as well as coursework in bird and plant identification. 
Qualified applicants will have a valid driver’s license and a clean 
driving record. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references to PhD student MACK FRANTZ at (EM: mwfrantz AT mix.wvu.edu). 
Position will be filled as soon as a qualified application is received. 
Do not apply if you cannot start by March 30th, 2014.

EXPERIENCED AVIAN FIELDWORK VOLUNTEER required for monitoring, catching 
and banding birds in Croatia. Job description: The fieldworker will join 
a collaborative project on the evolution of cooperative breeding, headed 
by Dr Julia Schroeder (Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, GER), Dr 
Sjouke Kingma (University of Groningen, NL) and Dr Hannah Dugdale 
(University of Sheffield, UK). The volunteer will catch European 
bee-eaters and collect data on their breeding behaviour from 09th May to 
13th July 2014. Work will include brood monitoring, DNA sampling, 
behavioural observations, and data management. The work will be carried 
out on a remote island in Croatia. It requires an individual who is 
highly organised, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work 
independently. Fieldwork is physically demanding, intense, and involves 
walking on uneven terrain for long days in a hot climate. Work will be 
partly in a team, and partly alone. Optionally it is possible to extend 
this project to a Masters or PhD thesis. Qualifications/Experience: 
**Biology/Natural history background and interest in ornithology and 
behavioural ecology; **Experience in bird handling, catching, ringing 
measuring and nest observations; **Ability to work independently; 
**Excellent planning, organizing and communication skills; **Sociable 
personality - ability to work and live in small groups; **Candidates 
must be healthy because the field site is remote with no doctor or 
pharmacy close by. Shared housing will be provided free of charge. 
Travel expenses might be partly reimbursed for European applicants, and 
a stipend might be granted at the end of the season, pending grant 
applications. Please send (1) your CV, (2) a letter of motivation and 
(3) contact information for two references, by Friday 28th February 
2014, to (EM: h.dugdale AT sheffield.ac.uk), with the subject heading 
"AVIAN FIELDWORK VOLUNTEER".

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed 16 April through 30 June for 
ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's 
Delaware Bay shore. Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally 
important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties 
include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring 
birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, 
and data entry. Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary. 
Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band 
resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or Access 
preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a 
team, possibly work long hours or six days/week, in occasionally hot and 
buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. Salary $1800-2200/month 
depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. 
Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references to RENÉ 
BUCCINNA, NJ Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, 
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, (EM: rene.buccinna AT njaudubon.org). 
Applications accepted until 1 March, or until positions are filled. NJ 
Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed May 1st through August 15th for research on 
shrub/scrub bird ecology in northern New Jersey. Duties include 
conducting point count surveys in the NJ Highlands using distance 
sampling methodologies, nest searching, vegetation sampling, data entry 
and some data analysis. Point count experience, the ability to identify 
birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound, and proficiency with GPS 
and range finders required; nest searching experience and knowledge of 
MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred. Applicants must be able to work 
independently, and be willing to work in occasionally hot and buggy 
conditions and potential rough terrain. Salary $1,800 - $2,200 per 
month, depending on experience. Must have own vehicle. Housing and 
mileage reimbursement will be provided. Send cover letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for three references by March 1st to 
KRISTIN MUNAFO, New Jersey Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 
Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865, (EM: kristin.munafo AT 
njaudubon.org).

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) at New Mexico State University. 
Location: Hatch, New Mexico. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 10 Mar 2014. Job Description: Field technician 
needed to locate and monitor grassland bird nests and assist with 
vegetation analyses through August 15, 2014 in the Nutt Grasslands of 
the Chihuahuan Desert, NM for a project investigating the effects of a 
solar development on bird populations. The ideal candidate would start 
work on April 15, but applications will also be accepted from candidates 
that would not be available until May 15. Salary is $1200/month, and 
housing will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants with previous 
nest-searching experience strongly preferred. Applicants should also 
possess self-motivation, the ability to work independently, bird 
identification skills (visual and auditory), physical fitness, and a 
valid driver’s license. To Apply: Interested parties should send a 
resume with 3 references as well as a cover letter documenting relevant 
experience and dates of availability to: (EM: deeannem AT nmsu.edu). 
Review of applications will begin immediately.

AVIAN BIOLOGIST (spotted owl, raven, common murre, western snowy plover) 
at Point Reyes National Seashore. Description: Point Reyes National 
Seashore Association is seeking an experienced biologist (one position) 
to conduct northern spotted owl occupancy and reproductive surveys, 
monitor common ravens on historic ranches and in association with 
adjacent common murre breeding colonies, and assist with western snowy 
plover monitoring and protection efforts during the 2013 breeding 
season. The selected applicant will be based at Point Reyes National 
Seashore, Bear Valley Headquarters in Point Reyes Station, CA. 
Applicants must be available to begin in early March and work through 
the end of August. Compensation for qualified applicants will be 
$17.75/hour at 40hrs/week, and will require a flexible work schedule 
with occasional night work during spotted owl work. Applicants for this 
position are expected to have prior experience monitoring spotted owls 
according to established protocols. Northern spotted owl field work will 
occur from early March to early May. The incumbent will work with a 
small team and field work will include determination of occupancy and 
reproductive outcome at up to 40 known northern spotted owl territories 
following standardized US Fish and Wildlife Service and NPS protocols. 
Field work will occur in Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate 
National Recreation Area, and Muir Woods National Monument. Field maps 
will be created for all surveys and all field survey data will be 
entered into a Microsoft Access database. The incumbent will be 
responsible for data entry and error-checking of all field data. From 
early May to late August, field work will focus on ravens, common 
murres, and western snowy plovers, although occasional assistance with 
spotted owl monitoring may continue. The main duties during the second 
part of this assignment will be to implement raven monitoring at select 
ranches at Point Reyes National Seashore and at two common murre 
breeding areas. Raven monitoring occurs at ranches nearest the Point 
Reyes Headlands following established protocols. The incumbent will also 
conduct surveys at common murre breeding colonies at the Point Reyes 
Headlands and within lower Drakes Bay. The focus of common murre 
monitoring will be to record the presence of and disturbance by ravens 
and other predators. The biologist will collect all raven data on 
pre-formatted datasheets, will enter the data into provided databases, 
will error-check all data, and produce a summary report outlining the 
survey efforts and preliminary results. The incumbent will additionally 
assist in the monitoring of western snowy plovers within Point Reyes 
National Seashore. The incumbent will assist field work to census 
western snowy plovers along multiple stretches of beach within the park, 
collect data on banded individuals, and locate snowy plover nests. The 
incumbent will help establish large closure areas using signs and 
symbolic fencing to protect snowy plover breeding habitat. Predator 
exclosures will be erected around all nests and nests will be regularly 
monitored for hatch success. Following hatching, snowy plover broods 
will be followed in order to determine fledging success. Compensation 
and Timeline: Temporary, non-federal position. Start Date: 03/10/2014; 
Rate of pay: $17.75/hr.; Full time, 40 hrs/week; Night work required on 
occasion. Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA. Housing: Shared, 
seasonal park housing may be available. Transportation: A government 
vehicle will be available for all work-related transportation. Due to 
the park’s rural location and lack of public transportation, a personal 
vehicle is strongly recommended for living in the area. Qualifications: 
**Experience conducting surveys for northern spotted owls. **Familiarity 
with the standardized protocols for monitoring northern spotted **owls 
(ie. USFWS survey protocol). **Experience using hand-held GPS equipment 
for data collection and navigation. **Ability to read and navigate using 
topographic maps and a compass. **Experience using ArcGIS software to 
manage, manipulate and map data. **Willingness, ability and desire to 
work in challenging field conditions, including precipitation and 
extreme temperatures. **Experience traveling safely off trail through 
dense woods. **In good physical condition, able to hike for long 
distances in soft sand often up very steep slopes with loose soil. 
**Ability to work in teams or independently and be self-motivated both 
in the office and in the field with little supervision. **Valid, 
state-issued driver’s license. **Background check and/or security 
investigation is required. Training Provided: The incumbent will be 
provided with training in raven, common murre, and snowy plover 
identification, established monitoring and data collection protocols, 
radio protocols, and basic Microsoft Access functions. Biologist will 
also be provided with USFWS Snowy Plover Monitoring permit section 
10(a)(1)(A) level 3 training and certification upon completion of 
training requirements. How to Apply: Applicants should forward a cover 
letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to DAVID 
PRESS, Wildlife Ecologist, Point Reyes National Seashore (EM: dave_press 
AT nps.gov).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE) VACANCIES in the Sky Island 
Mountain Ranges, Arizona with the US Forest Service. Vacancies for the 
crew leader (GS-0404-07) and the three technicians (GS-0404-05) are now 
open at http://www.usajobs.gov for the Biological Science Technician 
(Wildlife) positions in the Sky Island Mountain Ranges located near 
Tucson, Arizona to assist in a study assessing large-scale effects of 
wildfire and climate change on avian communities and habitats in five 
mountain ranges on the Coronado National Forest. Major duties include 
conducting avian point counts, sampling forest vegetation, and assisting 
with an avian citizen science project. Please note that the open period 
is from 2/10/2014 to 2/18/2014. 1. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN 
(Wildlife), Department: Department of Agriculture, Agency: Forest 
Service. Job Announcement Number: 14-TEMP112253-010373JLC-DT, Duty 
Location: Tucson, AZ, Series & Grade: GS-0404-05. Link: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361177400. (Please disregard 
language about sampling fish within the duty description.) 2. Job Title: 
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), Department: Department of 
Agriculture, Agency: Forest Service, Job Announcement Number: 
14-TEMP112253-010358JLC-DT. Duty Location: Tucson, AZ. Series & Grade: 
GS-0404-07. Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361177600 
Qualifications: Please see qualifications listed in the vacancy 
announcement on http://www.usajobs.gov. In addition, the work will be 
physically demanding and will involve extensive daily hiking in steep 
terrain at high altitudes (4,800 to 9,800 feet), commonly during extreme 
or inclement weather (i.e. monsoon rains from July through September), 
in both unburned and burned areas, and near the U.S./Mexico border. Work 
schedules are generally ten days on and four days off, and the position 
will require sessions of truck-camping at remote locations on National 
Forest land. These positions are physically and mentally demanding; 
however, they provide a wide array of experience with wildlife and 
associated research techniques in a biodiversity hotspot. Applicants 
must have a valid state driver's license, be able to identify birds of 
the southwest by sight and sound, be in excellent physical condition 
(ability to carry a 40-50 pound pack up steep terrain at high 
elevation), be self-motivated, and have a desire to work independently 
or in small groups in remote locations. U.S. citizenship is required. 
Primary contact: Dr. JAMIE S. SANDERLIN, Rocky Mountain Research 
Station, U.S. Forest Service, Flagstaff (EM: jlsanderlin AT fs.fed.us).

NEST SEARCHER AND/OR EXPERIENCED BANDER - Breeding Bird Demography at 
Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab, The Ohio State University. Website: 
http://twel.osu.edu/ Location: Columbus, Ohio. Duration: March 31 - 
August 2 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1. Application 
Deadline: 8 March 2014. Job Description: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
and the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab seek 1 field technician to 
assist with an avian urban ecology project in Columbus, Ohio. This 
research is part of Dr. A. Rodewald's long-term study of riparian bird 
populations over an urban-rural landscape in central Ohio and is an 
excellent opportunity to gain a diverse array of ornithological field 
skills. The Bander will target-net focal individuals (primarily Northern 
Cardinals), record behavioral observations, and conduct playback 
experiments. Additional tasks may include conducting spot-map surveys 
for birds, re-sighting color banded birds, conducting territory and nest 
behavioral observations, and searching for and monitor nests of Northern 
Cardinals, American Robins, and Acadian Flycatchers. The technician will 
also be responsible for vegetation sampling and some data entry. **In 
absence of a qualified bander, there would still be a nest-searching 
position available, so applicants interested in nest searching are 
welcome to apply.** Duties require moderate lifting and long hours of 
standing and walking in variable conditions. Positions will start at the 
March 31, 2014 and finish August 2 with a possibility of extension. 
Qualifications: A BS in a related field (or work towards), prior field 
experience, accurate color vision, ability to work well as a team and 
independently, and willingness to work long hours in variable (weather, 
terrain, and insect) conditions. The Bander must be able to carry 15 
pounds in the field. Applicants should have a valid driver's license, 
own a vehicle, and be willing to use their vehicle for project if 
needed. The technician should also be able to handle public interactions 
maturely, including citizen science participation with suburban 
landowners and people with dogs. Applicants with avian identification 
and field experience, strong work ethic, and/or an enthusiasm for avian 
ecology are especially encouraged to apply. To Apply: If interested, 
please send a cover letter, résumé and contact information for at least 
three professional references. Hiring is contingent on a successful 
background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until all positions are filled. Contact information: ZEPHYR 
MOHR-FELSEN, (EM: zm82 AT cornell DOT edu), Graduate Research Associate, 
302 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14850.
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from May-August 2014 to 
be part of US Forest Service research on White-headed Woodpeckers. Five 
GS-05/01 positions are available in south-central Idaho on the Payette 
National Forest. Major duties include conducting 
point-count/playback-response surveys and performing nest searches for 
White-headed Woodpeckers, monitoring woodpecker nests, measuring 
vegetation, and radio-telemetry. The work is physically demanding and 
involves extensive daily hiking in mountainous terrain, often during 
inclement weather, and exposure to biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and 
field-safety trainings are provided. Forest Service housing is 
available. Applicants must be pursuing or have acquired a college degree 
in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or related field. Applicants must 
have a demonstrated ability: to identify and measure flora using 
standardized protocols; to identify White-headed Woodpeckers by sight 
and sound; and to locate and monitor nests. Applicants are also required 
to hold a valid state-driver's license, be in excellent physical 
condition, have the ability to safely work independently and in small 
groups, and live in shared housing. These positions offer entry-level 
biologists the opportunity to gain valuable research experience. Highly 
self-motivated individuals will find the job very rewarding and enjoy 
exploring the ecology of White-headed Woodpeckers. Interested parties 
should first send email with attached cover letter and resume, including 
three references, to JON DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Instructions 
to formally apply will follow. The deadline to send resume materials is 
1 March 2014. For further information or to learn more about our 
research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH:208-373-4378; EM: jdudley AT 
fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit us on the 
web at http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife/. Positions are open to United 
States citizens only. The USDA Forest Service is an equal employment 
opportunity employer.

FIELD BIOLOGISTS – The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas (URL: 
http://www.birdatlas.mb.ca) is seeking up to 4 highly motivated field 
biologists to conduct avian point counts and survey for breeding birds 
in Manitoba for 3 months beginning May 19, 2014. Field Technicians are 
required to attend a paid two-week training period in May. Fieldwork 
will be conducted in in various locations in Manitoba and will consist 
of point count surveys in the early morning, and general atlassing in 
the evenings. This will include travel to remote areas by canoe and 
boat. Technicians must demonstrate the following skills/experience: 
**Ability to identify birds by sight and sound; **Comfortable working 
long days starting early in the morning; **Tent-camping (especially in 
remote areas); **Working in a team environment. **Candidates must also 
be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a valid driver's license. 
Additional asset skills: **Familiarity with Manitoba's avifauna; **First 
Aid Certification, preferably Wilderness First Aid (note: successful 
candidates must obtain first aid certification prior to start date); 
**Navigation in remote areas with map, compass, GPS; **Boat experience. 
Salary: $2350/month plus accommodation (mostly tent camping). Please 
send a resume and brief cover letter highlighting birding and field 
experience, plus the names and addresses of two references to CHRISTIAN 
ARTUSO (EM: cartuso AT birdscanada.org) before April 4th, 2014. While 
Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an 
interview will be contacted.

COASTAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN position in High Island, Texas Region. 
Date: early April – August 15, 2014. Compensation: $1920 per month plus 
remote on-site housing and mileage reimbursement (with mileage caps). 
This is an independent consulting position through American Bird 
Conservancy and managed on-the-ground by Houston Audubon. It does not 
include benefits; a 1099 will be issued for salary earned and contractor 
is required to submit monthly invoices including mileage. Hours: The 
position is 40-45 hours per week and requires working some weekends and 
holidays (Memorial Day or July 4th). Job Description: Primary duties 
will include identifying, posting, and maintaining nesting habitat for 
Least Terns and Wilson’s Plover using signs and symbolic fencing at 
Bolivar Flats and East Beach. The technician will conduct weekly avian 
surveys supporting Houston Audubon (HAB) and American Bird Conservancy 
(ABC) conservation and management efforts using established protocols at 
two or more sites. Nest fate monitoring will be performed at least three 
(3) times per week to determine success and causes of failure – 
adherence to a strict protocol is expected. Technician will participate 
in additional scientific monitoring of imperiled beach-nesting birds 
including (but not limited to) trapping and banding Wilson’s Plover 
adults and young and re-sighting banded birds. The employee will be 
expected to maintain all field data electronically and conduct basic 
data analysis of these data to include in interim and final reports as 
per the grant requirements funding this position. The technician will 
also be involved with performing public outreach and education about 
imperiled beach-nesting birds at various High Island HAB-managed 
locations. Busy weekends and holidays will be targeted for outreach 
activities, so some weekend work is required. Working either Memorial 
Day or the July 4th will be required and which holiday will be 
determined at time of hire. The individual will work closely with HAB 
volunteers and other community members when conducting education and 
bird stewardship activities. The position may require the technician to 
conduct several informative presentations to local community and/or 
school groups about beach-nesting birds and coordinate volunteer efforts 
to deploy additional stewards at critical nesting areas to inform the 
public and further protect breeding birds. Other duties as assigned by 
HAB and ABC. Qualifications: The applicant should have a Bachelor’s 
degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Wildlife Sciences, 
or a related discipline, be experienced in avian research, management 
techniques, and conservation. Experience with shorebird identification, 
surveying, locating nests and re-sighting banded beach-nesting birds is 
highly desirable. Experience with trapping and banding birds is desired, 
but not required. Applicant must be comfortable communicating and 
working with recreational beach users, volunteers, community members, 
and staff of multiple partner organizations – strong verbal and written 
communication skills are a must. A significant portion of time will be 
spent viewing birds through binoculars and high-powered scopes, and 
standing and walking outside along long stretches of beach habitat in 
hot, sunny conditions. Weather conditions vary and may include cold, 
strong winds, rain and storms, heat, and high humidity – biting insects 
will be prevalent throughout the season. Remote housing is available and 
required when conducting field activities related to monitoring nesting 
birds. Candidate will be able to physically and mentally work in these 
conditions. Basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required. Report 
writing skills are desirable. Valid driver's license and reliable 
personal vehicle are required for travel between work sites. Application 
Instructions: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and unofficial 
college transcript to: KACY RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received and deadline is Friday, February 
21, 2014.

FIELD TECHNICIAN - RIPARIAN BIRDS at Oregon State University. Location: 
Seneca, OR. Duration: First week of May through end of August. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2014. Job Description: One 
research technician is needed to assist an MS student investigating 
changes in riparian bird communities and vegetation on private ranch 
lands in eastern Oregon. Work will largely consist of point counts early 
in the morning and vegetation sampling in the afternoon. Some digitizing 
of aerial imagery may be needed in July and August. Technicians will 
receive two weeks of point count, distance sampling, and bird 
identification training. Study sites are located across Bear and Silvies 
Valleys and are surrounded by Malheur National Forest. Valleys are 
largely wet meadow and sagebrush steppe with Ponderosa Pine uplands. 
There are plenty of excellent hiking, camping, fishing, birding, and 
wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the region. This is a fairly 
remote site – 30-40 minutes to the nearest grocery store, ~20 minutes to 
cell phone reception. Modern housing with internet is provided by 
Silvies Valley Ranch. Technicians will be respectful of ranch property, 
policies, and personnel at all times. Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: Possession of a valid driver's license and some 4WD 
experience. Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and a positive 
attitude. Able to work on foot all day; expect cold mornings and very 
hot afternoons (85-105 degrees). Ability to identify birds by sight and 
sound and capacity to quickly learn new calls and songs. Interests in 
avian, riparian, and/or rangeland ecology. Willingness to live with 1-2 
others in a remote and scenic location. Preferred: Familiarity with and 
experience identifying riparian bird species of eastern Oregon or the 
Intermountain West by sight and sound. Point count and distance sampling 
experience. Own a good set of 8x40, 10x42, or similar magnification 
binoculars. Current enrollment in or a degree from an accredited college 
or university in biology, ecology, wildlife, or similar program. To 
apply, send résumé, cover letter, and current contact information for 
three references to (EM: michael.ellis AT oregonstate.edu) (preferred) 
or by regular mail to MIKE ELLIS, Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of 
Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, 
Corvallis, OR 97330. Please indicate in email subject line that you are 
applying for the Field Technician position.

BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT at University of Illinois  AT  Urbana-Champaign; 
Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Science. Location: 
east-central Illinois - will be based out of Urbana, IL. Duration: 
approx. 8 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2014. 
Job Description: Banding assistant needed for a study focused on the 
relationship between migrating songbirds and the spread of Borrelia 
burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, via black-legged 
ticks. The position will run from mid-April to late-May (end date 
variable). The technician will be assisting with site maintenance, all 
aspects of mist-netting, and data entry. All work will be conducted in 
forest fragments surrounded by scenic agricultural landscapes in 
Illinois. Training will be provided the first week. Salary: $10-12, 
depending on experience. A field vehicle will be provided and a housing 
stipend may be available. Qualifications: Successful applicants will 
have mist netting experience (extractions, aging/sexing, banding, net 
set-up). Preferred applicants will have some experience identifying 
eastern songbirds. Experience navigating with maps is an asset. 
Applicants must be flexible with regard to weekly schedules, early 
hours, and can expect to work up to 6 days a week (about 40hrs). The 
ability to follow instructions, collect and record accurate field data, 
and work well independently and as a member of a research team, are 
imperative. Must have a clean driving record, and possession of a valid 
driver’s license is required. A good sense of humor and tolerance of all 
possible field conditions is always a plus. To Apply: Please e-mail a CV 
and cover letter (with your name in the file name) to (EM: 
bird.lyme.project AT gmail.com). In your cover letter please include 
contact information for 3 references, and dates of availability.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN --Term of employment: April 21 – July 
20 (start and end dates may be flexible). Application Deadline: March 5, 
2013. Location: southwestern Nebraska and northeastern Colorado. Job 
Description: Nebraska Prairie Partners, a partnership of the Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is 
seeking 1 -2 qualified applicants to help monitor Mountain Plover nest 
success and grassland birds in southwestern Nebraska and northeastern 
Colorado. The position is based out of Kimball, Nebraska, located one 
hour east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Duties include locating and monitoring 
Mountain Plover nests in crop fields and document nest fate. 
Technician(s) will also assist with trapping and banding adult plovers, 
use radio telemetry to track movements, and use optics to identify 
banded birds. In addition, as part of an ongoing project, technician 
might be tasked to conduct point counts in grassland bird habitat 
(depending on available funds). Technician(s) will use GPS and maps to 
navigate on private land, operate 4x4 vehicles and ATVs (provided) on 
minimally maintained roads, and communicate with biologists and private 
landowners. Daily tasks also include data recording, data entry and data 
proofing. Other field duties may be assigned. 
Qualifications/Requirements: B.S. degree in biology, wildlife management 
or related field. Applicants with a graduate degree will receive special 
consideration. Knowledge of western grassland birds (by sight and sound) 
and radio telemetry experience are preferred. Good eyesight is required 
to accurately identify unique color bands. Successful applicant(s) will 
be attentive to detail and thorough with respect to data collection and 
entry. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Must be able to work 
alone with limited direct supervision, minimal cell coverage at times, 
and possess a valid state driver's license from any U.S. state. 
Successful applicant(s) should be in good physical condition capable of 
working long irregular hours in hot or cold and dry conditions. 
Compensation: $560 - $580/week depending on experience, plus free 
on-site housing in Kimball, NE (no smoking, no pets). No overtime or 
holiday pay, no benefits. Technician(s) will be expected to work 
holidays that fall during the work week. Typically 5 days (M-F) with 
weekends (S and Su) off but may change as field duties require. To 
apply, email a cover letter including dates of availability and a resume 
with at least three references (email addresses for references 
preferred) as a single document (Word or Pdf) to: ANGELA DWYER (EM: 
angela.dwyer AT rmbo.org). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

EXPERIENCED FIELD BIOLOGIST AND QUALIFIED BIRD BANDER – The Pelee Island 
Bird Observatory (PIBO) seeks an experienced field biologist and 
qualified bird bander with strong interpersonal skills to oversee the 
observatory’s 2014 research and island education programs. Location: 
Pelee Island, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Contract: March 15th – 
December 15th, 2014. Paid time off in July. Requirements: At least two 
years supervisory experience with constant-effort mist netting and 
migration monitoring; master bander or sub-permit holder; able to 
identify birds of eastern North America by sight and sound; good verbal 
and written communication skills. Organized, efficient, good with the 
public. Candidates must be prepared to work every day from April 1st – 
June 10th and August 1st – November 15th. Salary: $25 – 30K (CDN) before 
deductions, depending on experience. Contact GRAEME GIBSON, the younger, 
Managing Director, Pelee Island Bird Observatory, 585 South Shore Road, 
Pelee Island, Ontario. (EM: graeme.gibson AT pibo.ca)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (Wildlife) needed from April-July 2014 to 
be part of US Forest Service research on White-headed Woodpeckers. Three 
GS-05/01 positions are available in eastern OREGON on the Malheur 
National Forest. Major duties include conducting 
point-count/playback-response surveys and performing nest searches for 
White-headed Woodpeckers, monitoring woodpecker nests, and measuring 
vegetation. The work is physically demanding and involves extensive 
daily hiking in mountainous terrain, often during inclement weather, and 
exposure to biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and field-safety trainings 
are provided. Forest Service housing is available. Applicants must be 
pursuing or have acquired a college degree in wildlife biology, zoology, 
ecology, or related field. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability: 
to identify and measure flora using standardized protocols; to identify 
White-headed Woodpeckers by sight and sound; and to locate and monitor 
nests. Applicants are also required to hold a valid state-driver's 
license, be in excellent physical condition, have the ability to safely 
work independently and in small groups, and live in shared housing. 
These positions offer entry-level biologists the opportunity to gain 
valuable research experience. Highly self-motivated individuals will 
find the job very rewarding and enjoy exploring the ecology of 
White-headed Woodpeckers. Interested parties should first send email 
with attached cover letter and resume, including three references, to 
JON DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Instructions to formally apply 
will follow. The deadline to send resume materials is 25 February 2014. 
For further information or to learn more about our research, please 
contact JON DUDLEY (PH: 208-373-4378; EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us) or VICKI 
SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit us on the web at 
http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife/. Positions are open to United States 
citizens only. The USDA Forest Service is an equal employment 
opportunity employer.

REVISED DEADLINE – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from 
May-August 2014 to be part of US Forest Service research on White-headed 
Woodpeckers. Five GS-05/01 positions are available in south-central 
IDAHO on the Payette National Forest. Major duties include conducting 
point-count/playback-response surveys and performing nest searches for 
White-headed Woodpeckers, monitoring woodpecker nests, measuring 
vegetation, and radio-telemetry. The work is physically demanding and 
involves extensive daily hiking in mountainous terrain, often during 
inclement weather, and exposure to biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and 
field-safety trainings are provided. Forest Service housing is 
available. Applicants must be pursuing or have acquired a college degree 
in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or related field. Applicants must 
have a demonstrated ability: to identify and measure flora using 
standardized protocols; to identify White-headed Woodpeckers by sight 
and sound; and to locate and monitor nests. Applicants are also required 
to hold a valid state-driver's license, be in excellent physical 
condition, have the ability to safely work independently and in small 
groups, and live in shared housing. These positions offer entry-level 
biologists the opportunity to gain valuable research experience. Highly 
self-motivated individuals will find the job very rewarding and enjoy 
exploring the ecology of White-headed Woodpeckers. Interested parties 
should first send email with attached cover letter and resume, including 
three references, to JON DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Instructions 
to formally apply will follow. The deadline to send resume materials is 
25 February 2014. For further information or to learn more about our 
research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH:208-373-4378; EM: jdudley AT 
fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit us on the 
web at http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife/. Positions are open to United 
States citizens only. The USDA Forest Service is an equal employment 
opportunity employer.

MANOMET BIRD OBSERVATORY SEEKS TWO SPRING 2014 SEASONAL BANDING INTERNS 
(14 Apr - 13 Jun). The Observatory at Manomet Center for Conservation 
Sciences, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 (FAX 508-224-9220) invites 
resumes by mail, FAX or e-mail (EM: tlloyd-evans AT manomet.org) with 
phone numbers of two references. Band 5 days per week. Some banding 
experience needed, but an almost fanatical desire to learn good and safe 
banding techniques and some knowledge of eastern birds is more 
important. Enthusiasm for long hours essential. Live free on 40 acres by 
Cape Cod Bay, town nearby (walking), most facilities available. Will 
help two experienced banders and volunteers to run 50 nets dawn to dusk. 
Stipend of $100 per week for food and free organic vegetables. Contact 
TREVOR L. LLOYD-EVANS.

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research. Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app 
Location: Escondido, CA. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2014. Job Description: San 
Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is hiring two Senior 
Research Associates. This position provides leadership assistance to the 
Research Coordinator responsible for monitoring the nests and 
productivity of the breeding populations of California Least Tern and 
Western Snowy Plover at coastal sites in San Diego County. Study sites 
include Naval Base Coronado and/or Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. 
Positions are full-time, year round with benefits. Salary commensurate 
with experience. Start date is tentatively March 3rd, 2014. 
Responsibilities and duties include: backup for project when research 
coordinator is not available, conducting site visits to locate tern and 
plover nests and monitor productivity, assist with managing survey crews 
in the field as well as ensuring that all project protocols are 
followed, behavioral observation of shorebirds, assessment and 
documentation of disturbance and predation, data collection, entry and 
analysis, assisting with setting up and maintaining fencing and signage 
on site, use of hand-held GPS units, reporting any issues or needs 
immediately to senior program personnel. Qualifications: Representative 
qualifications include: B.S. in biology or other related field or 
equivalent specialized training, strong background in field research 
working with least terns and snowy plovers, banding experience with 
terns and plovers, self-motivated and organized, physically fit to 
engage in long periods of fieldwork (walking many miles per day in soft 
sand and changeable weather), effective communication, time management 
and record keeping skills. Preference will be shown to those with 
proficiency at identifying local bird species, band combinations of 
shorebirds, as well as evidence of predators. Although not essential, 
the following qualifications are considered beneficial: Experience with 
GPS units, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, 
experience with additional field research or wildlife management 
programs. applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Valid CA 
drivers’ license required. One of the essential functions of this 
position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are 
offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ 
Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer 
Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on 
SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from you. In addition, 
your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining 
an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that 
disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human 
Resources Representative . San Diego Zoo Global is an 
EEO/AA/disability/protected veteran employer. **San Diego Zoo Global is 
a smoke-free workplace** To Apply: Please see posting at 

https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/AppJobView.jsp?link=5825&page=AppJobList.jsp&skimSessionName=com.hrlogix.view.cont.table.cs.req.JobListTable&skimName=requisition.requisition_id&skimNdx=18&op=reset. 

On-line application must be submitted by 9:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. 
Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app Location: 
Escondido, CA. Duration: 5 1/2 months. Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2014. Job Description: San 
Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is hiring several paid 
Research Associates. **Positions are short term and will last 
approximately 5 1/2 months in duration. Hours scheduled will be 
approximately 40 hr/wk. Start dates are variable from March 1-April 
15th, 2014. This position will assist the team responsible for 
monitoring the nests and productivity of the breeding populations of 
California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover at coastal sites in San 
Diego County. Study sites include Naval Base Coronado and/or Marine 
Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Responsibilities and duties include: 
assisting with field surveys, daily site visits to locate tern and 
plover nests and monitor productivity, behavioral observation of 
shorebirds, assessment and documentation of disturbance and predation, 
data collection, assisting with setting up and maintaining fencing and 
signage on site, use of hand-held GPS units, reporting any issues or 
needs immediately to senior program personnel. Qualifications: 
Representative qualifications include: ability to be self-motivated and 
able to work both independently and in a crew, ability to take direction 
and follow detailed protocols, physically fit to engage in long periods 
of fieldwork (walking many miles per day in soft sand and changeable 
weather), effective communication, time management and record keeping 
skills. Preference will be shown to those with proficiency at 
identifying local bird species, band combinations of shorebirds, as well 
as evidence of predators. Although not essential, the following 
qualifications are considered beneficial: enrollment in 
college/university, working towards a degree in biological science or a 
related field, field experience with shorebirds, experience with 
additional field research or wildlife management programs, as an 
employee or volunteer. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to 
apply. Valid CA drivers’ license required. One of the essential 
functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. 
If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to 
authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the 
DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will 
be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from 
you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend 
on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list 
of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global 
vehicle from a Human Resources Representative. San Diego Zoo Global is 
an EEO/AA/disability/protected veteran employer. **San Diego Zoo Global 
is a smoke-free workplace** To Apply: Please see posting at 

https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/AppJobView.jsp?link=5827&page=AppJobList.jsp&skimSessionName=com.hrlogix.view.cont.table.cs.req.JobListTable&skimName=requisition.requisition_id&skimNdx=15&op=reset 

On-line application must be submitted by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) AND FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) for bird and 
arthropod study in southeastern Coastal Plain (GA). Agency North 
Carolina State University. Location: Brunswick, GA. Job Category: 
Temporary/Seasonal Positions. Salary: Lead tech - $1,500/month; field 
tech - $1,125/month (housing provided). Start Date: 15 Apr 2014. Last 
Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2014. Description: One lead technician and one 
field technician is needed from 15 April 2014 through 31 July 2014 to 
evaluate avian and arthropod response to implementation of woody biomass 
harvesting in the southeastern Coastal Plain of Georgia. Salary is 
$1,500/month for lead technician and $1,125/month for field technician. 
Each technician will conduct spot-map surveys for birds, monitor 
arthropods using pitfall traps, and sample vegetation. The lead 
technician will take on a supervisory role. The lead technician will 
organize field activities following directions from a Ph.D. student in a 
remote location. Housing will be provided. Travel between study sites 
will be required (vehicle provided). Work hours will be from early 
morning (before sunrise) through the early afternoon and may include 
some weekends. Work conditions may be strenuous; clearcuts are hot in 
the summer and have variable terrain. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and will continue until this position is filled. 
Qualifications: Preference for the lead technician position will be 
given to applicants with extensive field experience, a B.S. degree in a 
wildlife related field, and most importantly, experience running field 
crews. Preference for the technician position will be given to 
applicants with field experience and a B.S. degree in a wildlife-related 
field. All applicants should be able to identify birds of the eastern 
U.S. by sight and sound. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be 
organized, have the ability to work independently and in groups, and 
possess leadership skills. Applicants should have a positive attitude, 
tolerance for field housing that may require close living arrangements, 
and be in good physical condition. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license. Please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to Steve 
Grodsky. Please indicate your name and the position you are applying for 
in the subject line of the e-mail. Contact Person: STEVE GRODSKY (EM: 
smgrodsk AT ncsu.edu).

FIELD TECHNICIAN/S (1 – 2) for bird and arthropod study in southeastern 
Coastal Plain (NC). Agency: North Carolina State University. Location: 
Pinetown, NC. Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions. Salary: 
$1,125/month - housing provided. Start Date: 15 Apr 2014. Last Date to 
Apply: 28 Feb 2014. Description: Field technician/s needed from 15 April 
2014 through 31 July 2014 to evaluate avian and arthropod response to 
implementation of woody biomass harvesting in the southeastern Coastal 
Plain of North Carolina. Salary is $1,125/month. Technician/s will 
conduct spot-map surveys for birds, monitor arthropods using pitfall 
traps, and sample vegetation. Housing will be provided. Travel between 
study sites will be required (vehicle provided). Work hours will be from 
early morning (before sunrise) through the early afternoon and may 
include some weekends. Work conditions may be strenuous; clearcuts are 
hot in the summer and have variable terrain. Review of applications will 
begin immediately and will continue until position/s are filled. 
Qualifications: Preference for the technician position will be given to 
applicants with extensive field experience and a B.S. degree in a 
wildlife-related field. All applicants should be able to identify birds 
of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound. Applicants must have a strong 
work ethic, be organized, have the ability to work independently and in 
groups, and possess leadership skills. Applicants should have a positive 
attitude, tolerance for field housing that may require close living 
arrangements, and be in good physical condition. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license. Please submit a cover letter and resume by 
e-mail to Steve Grodsky. Please indicate your name and the position you 
are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail. Contact Person: 
STEVE GRODSKY (EM: smgrodsk AT ncsu.edu).

PAID UNDERGRADUATE BIRD SURVEY INTERNSHIP – Application Deadline: 
Postmark March 15, 2014. The Great Basin Society is pleased to offer one 
or more paid summer undergraduate internships based at the Society’s 
Malheur Field Station in southeastern Oregon. Internships will run 
approximately June 15-August 15, 2014 depending on the intern’s schedule 
and the needs of the project. If the intern is available sooner, an 
earlier start is possible. Internships include a minimum $1000 plus free 
housing at the Malheur Field Station. The number of internships is 
contingent on available funds. One intern will work on bird surveys on 
Malheur NWR and this internship requires the intern to be able to 
identify Great Basin birds; it may also include a limited amount of 
plant identification work. Additional interns may have other assignments 
as funding permits. Working Conditions: Internships include free housing 
at Malheur Field Station, located on the Malheur NWR 35 miles south of 
Burns, Harney County, Oregon and adjacent to Steens Mountain. Cooking 
facilities, bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are available on 
site or nearby. Wifi Internet is available, but can be slow depending on 
local conditions. The refuge consists of a marsh and lake complex 
embedded in sage steppe at 4,000 feet elevation. Climate is hot and dry, 
with cold mornings or thunderstorms possible at any time. Work involves 
potential contact with rattlesnakes, livestock, noxious wildlife or 
plants, very wet and very dry conditions. Mosquitoes are common and 
vigorous. In addition to work on their refuge-based project under the 
guidance of refuge staff, each intern will work the equivalent of one 
day a week assisting with operation of the Malheur Field Station under 
direction of station staff. Work schedules may be adjusted for the needs 
of the project and the station, but the average time commitment is as 
set forth above. Application Process: Eligibility: Anyone enrolled as a 
college UNDERGRADUATE (not yet completed a bachelor’s degree) as of the 
application date. Students graduating in spring, 2014 are eligible. Send 
a resume and cover letter describing your experience and background, 
along with any special skills related to the project, to Great Basin 
Society Interns, c/o CHRIS MATHEWS, 3336 SW Willamette Avenue, Corvallis 
OR 97333. Material may be emailed to (EM: mathewsc AT onid.orst.edu). 
Include a statement not to exceed one page describing how your skills 
and background would be appropriate for the internship. Include contact 
information for the faculty member overseeing your work, if applicable. 
Your application must be postmarked or received by March 15, 2014. The 
selection committee plans to notify selected interns by about May 1. 
Further information about Malheur Field Station: 
http://www.malheurfieldstation.org/index.html Further information about 
Malheur NWR: http://www.fws.gov/malheur/ Questions can be addressed to: 
ALAN CONTRERAS, (EM: acontrer56 AT gmail.com)

OUTER CAPE COD COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III Location: 
Wellfleet, MA . Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is 
seeking a crew leader to oversee pre- to post-breeding season activities 
related to management of coastal waterbirds on the “Outer Cape” from 
Truro, MA south to Chatham, MA. Responsibilities include monitoring and 
collecting productivity and other biological data on breeding Piping 
Plovers, American Oystercatchers, and Least Terns; training and 
oversight of 2-4 seasonal field assistants and 15-20 volunteers; 
establishing relationships with private landowners and beach managers on 
10 private and public beaches including one accessed by kayak; erecting 
and maintaining protective fencing; reading predator tracks and sign on 
the beaches; educating beachgoers about shorebird conservation. Position 
also requires data entry, management and compilation, as well as report 
writing, creating maps, kayaking short distances, and occasional 
operation of a small motor boat. Familiarity with Microsoft Access is 
helpful. Educating the public is an important part of our bird 
conservation strategy at Mass Audubon, so people skills and 
environmental education experience are helpful. This is a full time 
position from about mid-March through mid-September. Here at Wellfleet 
Bay there are opportunities to get involved with other projects during 
your free time, including horseshoe crab surveys, shellfish restoration, 
diamondback terrapin protection, and natural history day camp.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a bachelors degree or higher in 
wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or 
related field, as well as previous supervisory and field coordination 
experience. Prior experience with Piping Plover/avian field monitoring, 
data collection, off-road vehicle management issues, and GIS mapping 
preferred. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be in good 
physical condition (able to walk long distances in sand and carry up to 
40 lbs), be willing to work weekends, holidays, and odd/long hours 
(dependent upon wildlife and weather), and have their own vehicle. 
Benefits: This is a full time position from mid-April through 
mid-August. Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending on 
experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $30-35/wk. 
A vehicle or field travel reimbursement will be provided. For more 
information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp To inquire about this 
position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you 
are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three 
references via email to (EM: mfaherty AT massaudubon.org).

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit. Website: http://snr.unl.edu/necoopunit/ Location: 
Nebraska. Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
17 Feb 2014. Job Description: Field technician sought for an ongoing 
study of the behavioral, demographic, and life history implications of 
climate change and land use change for migratory shorebirds. Field sites 
are located primarily in wetlands in south-central Nebraska. Technicians 
will work closely with graduate students in the University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln conducting novel scientific research on these sites. 
Duties will include shorebird surveys, bird capture, and vegetation and 
invertebrate sampling. Fieldwork will being late March/early April and 
end no later than June 15th, with some flexibility in start/end dates. 
Technicians should expect long days and be comfortable with an 
unpredictable work schedule depending on the weather. Salary is 
$1400-1700/month DOE with housing and daily transportation to and from 
field sites provided. Qualifications: Applicants with experience and/or 
skills in mist-netting, bird handling and bleeding preferred. Additional 
qualifications include passion for field work, excellent communication 
skills, ability to live and work in remote areas, a strong work ethic, 
willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and demonstrated 
ability to work well both as a team and individually. Technicians must 
be comfortable working around water and mud, driving several hours a 
week, and working with private landowners. State issued driver’s license 
and a clean driving record required. To Apply: Please send letter of 
interest, resume, and contact information for three references 
(including email addresses) to (EM: caitlyn.gillespie AT gmail.com). 
Application review has already begun and will continue until February 
17, 2014.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN at West Virginia University Location: 
West Virginia Duration: 3 months Job Type: Seasonal Application 
Deadline: 02/21/2014 Job Description: One technician is needed to assist 
a PhD student in a study examining cerulean warbler and avian community 
response to silviculture. Duties will include point counts, territory 
mapping, vegetation sampling (trees), data entry, and digitizing in GIS 
(training provided). The study sites are rugged and steep in mature 
forest and recently completed silvicultural harvests on public lands in 
West Virginia. Field housing (no pets), vehicles for fieldwork, safety 
training, and first aid training will be provided. Our crew of five will 
be living in a DNR office with bunks and a large kitchen. The housing is 
approximately 15 minutes from Weston, WV and 25 minutes from Buckhannon, 
WV, which offers more amenities. It's right on Stonewall Jackson Lake 
and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities and it's one hour 
south of Morgantown. Some camping will likely be necessary for one to 
two nights at a time. Start date is approximately April 21, 2014 and 
will end in early July. The ceruleans arrive in mid- to late-April so 
you must be able to start at this time, no exceptions. Qualifications: 
Successful applicants will have excellent bird identification skills of 
Eastern US songbirds by sight and sound, a strong work ethic, a good 
sense of humor, enthusiasm for early morning, repetitive work, and an 
ability to tolerate demanding field conditions. You must have experience 
with conducting point counts and preferably territory mapping or other 
experience conducting behavioral observations of songbirds. A degree in 
or progress towards wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field is 
also strongly preferred, as well as coursework in bird and tree 
identification. Qualified applicants will have a valid driver’s license 
and a clean driving record. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 
list of 3 references to GRETCHEN NAREFF (EM: genareff AT mix.wvu.edu). 
Please use "CERW field tech" in the subject line. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and interviews will begin immediately.

TERN RESTORATION BIOLOGISTS at Mass. Div. Fisheries & Wildlife. Website: 

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/natural-heritage/species-information-and-conservation/rare-birds/buzzards-bay-tern-restoration-project.html 

Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Duration: 3 mo. Job Type: 
Seasonal Number of Openings: 5-6. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3) and INTERNS (2-3), and PREDATOR 
CONTROL ASSISTANT (1) are needed to restore rare and endangered terns to 
Bird, Ram, and Penikese Islands in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. These 
islands support nearly half the North American population of the 
federally endangered Roseate Tern; active management to protect the 
population is critical to recovery. Activities include censusing of 
Common, Roseate, and Arctic Terns; monitoring tern growth and 
productivity; trapping and banding adults and chicks; reading bands on 
adults through spotting scopes; discouragement, censusing, and 
monitoring productivity of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, 
maintaining field notebooks, and data management. Managers will 
supervise interns and write an end-of-season report. A base crew of 2 
people (1 Manager, 1 Intern) will work on Penikese, and a base crew of 
2-3 people will alternate between Bird and Ram. One intern will rotate 
among the three islands. RAM/BIRD: Crew will travel to islands on a 
daily basis in a small boat on an irregular 5 day/week schedule. 
Mainland crew house will be provided. Managers and/or interns should 
have prior experience in handling of outboard motorboats, but basic 
training will be provided to all staff. PENIKESE: Crew will set up and 
live in a field camp on the island and work on an irregular 5-7 day/week 
schedule depending on weather conditions and on an irregular boat 
schedule to the island (boating skills not required). Applicants must be 
able to carry heavy field equipment a distance of ½ mile for camp set-up 
and break-down, and be comfortable living in a remote island setting 
with limited facilities for up to 2-3 weeks at a time. Mainland housing 
available for days off. PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT: Must be a 
Massachusetts resident with a valid Firearms Identification Card or 
License to Carry at the time of application and throughout the duration 
of employment. Incumbent must be an exceptionally responsible 
individual. The assistant will spend time at any site at which predator 
control is needed, but it is anticipated that a majority of time will be 
spent on Penikese Island. Work will average 5-6 days/week; schedule is 
likely to be irregular. ALL POSITIONS: Candidates should be 
self-motivated, organized, mature, have a strong work ethic, pay close 
attention to detail, be able to live and work cooperatively with others, 
be able to maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload, and be 
in good physical condition. Most incumbents should be willing to use own 
vehicles. Managers preferably should have previous supervisory and bird 
banding experience. Interns: previous field experience looked upon 
favorably, but enthusiasm and strong work ethic are more important; good 
opportunity for an undergraduate/recent graduate to gain field skills. 
DATES (somewhat flexible) – Managers: Start ~4 May and end ~26 July 
(Bird/Ram) or ~2 August (Penikese). Predator Control Assistant: ~4 May – 
~26 July. Interns: Start ~4 May and end between ~19 July and ~2 August. 
SALARY – Managers $14-17/h; Predator Control Assistant $11-15/h; Interns 
$10-13/h. To Apply: Application Instructions: Application deadline is 17 
Feb. 2014. On the Commonwealth Employment Opportunities website at 
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/index.do, select “Dept. 
of Fish & Game” from the Agency drop-down menu and click “Search” to 
view the complete job descriptions, requirements, and application 
instructions. For more information about the positions, contact CAROLYN 
MOSTELLO: (508) 389-6372, carolyn.mostello AT state.ma.us. NOTE: Your 
application is incomplete without a Commonwealth Employment Application.

SONG SPARROW FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at University of British Columbia. 
Website: http://arcese.forestry.ubc.ca/ Location: Gulf Islands, BC, 
Canada. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
1-2. Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2014. Job Description: We are seeking 
a highly motivated individual who is excited by the opportunity to live 
on a seabird colony while carrying out daily duties related to a 50-year 
study of song sparrows. Responsibilities will include: 1) nest 
searching, 2) identifying colour banded song sparrows with binoculars, 
3) assisting in banding and blood sampling nestlings, and 4) determining 
whether the fledglings from a particular brood have survived to 
independence (no longer being fed by their parents). Work will take 
place on a small sea-bird colony called Mandarte Island. Mandarte is a 
very small, treeless island adjacent to Sidney Island, only a 25-minute 
boat ride from the city of Sidney. Although isolated from civilization, 
summer months in the Gulf Islands are busy with boat traffic, and trips 
are made into the city every 4-5 days for showers, grocery shopping, 
catching up on e-mail, etc. Days off may be spent in nearby Victoria or 
Vancouver (accommodation at the discretion of the student). Field 
conditions are semi-rugged, requiring you to sleep in rustic plywood 
cabins, use an outhouse and live in a facility with no running water. 
However Mandarte Island is well equipped with a great cooking stove, 
solar panels for charging electronics and cell reception. Mandarte 
offers spectacular views of Haro Strait and Mt. Baker, and downtime is 
spent experiencing all the natural phenomena that accompany island life 
in the Gulf (phosphorescence, whale-spotting, tidal pool exploration, 
and spectacular sun/moon rises and falls, to name a few). The full-time 
fieldwork begins late April/early May and usually lasts until the first 
couple weeks in August. Depending on research interests/motivations, the 
remainder of summer would be spent on data-entry and/or writing and 
research at UBC in the Arcese Lab. This position also includes the 
opportunity to carry out a small-scale experiment related to how 
individual song sparrow ‘personality’, or ‘aggressiveness’ might explain 
their overall lifetime fitness. This opportunity would be best suited to 
students wishing to publish a paper out of their undergrad work, greatly 
increasing the chances of pursuing grad school, and obtaining 
scholarships, research awards, etc. Compensation is commensurate with 
experience, ranging from $1,800 to $2,250 per month. Candidates who are 
eligible to receive NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award) 
funding are highly preferred. To be eligible the applicant must be a 
current student at a post-secondary institution (students graduating 
this May are still eligible). Candidates who do not meet USRA 
eligibility are still encouraged to apply. Qualifications: Ideal 
Qualifications: 1) Experience working with birds in the capacity 
detailed above 2) Comfortable with boats 3) Safety oriented 4) Ability 
to persevere in occasionally demanding work conditions (bad weather, 
etc.) 5) Experience and interest in camping and living outdoors This 
position would be ideal for someone who has an interest in birds and the 
natural world, enjoys living in semi-rugged field conditions, and wants 
to gain valuable field experience from a well-known study system that 
will nearly insure future hiring in almost any bird study world-wide. 
These qualities ensure that the chosen candidate will remain highly 
engaged throughout the summer on an island full of life and endless 
research opportunities. To Apply: Contact Info: The deadline for this 
application is February 14th, 2014. Please submit a cover letter 
highlighting previous field experience, your C.V., and transcripts (if 
applicable, unofficial are okay). Send the complete application as a PDF 
document to KATE JOHNSON (EM: kate1 AT ualberta.ca) and Merle Crombie 
(merle.crombie AT alumni.ubc.ca).

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS at University of California, Davis. 
Location: Nevada mountains & eastern Sierra Nevada. Duration: Approx. 6 
weeks (20 May through 3 July). Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
6. Application Deadline: 10 Mar 2014. Job Description: Continuation of 
long-term studies of bird responses to fire and fuels management and 
riparian bird community dynamics in the mountains of central Nevada and 
the east slope of the Sierra Nevada in California and nearby ranges in 
Nevada. Primary responsibilities include daily morning surveys (avian 
point counts), vegetation sampling at survey locations, and periodic 
counts of Greater Sage-Grouse on established transects. Excellent 
opportunity to explore the little-known, spectacular mountain ranges of 
the Great Basin (e.g., Wassuk, Sweetwater, Shoshone, Toiyabe, Toquima, 
and Monitor) and to interact with multidisciplinary teams of scientists 
and land managers. Few days off, but some afternoons free. Research 
assistants will work independently and in small teams. Field vehicle 
provided, or use your own 4WD vehicle and receive additional generous 
compensation for mileage. Camping at field sites will be the norm, with 
occasional access to small-town motels or Forest Service facilities. 
Salary approximately $3000, but negotiable and dependent on experience. 
Qualifications: Applicants MUST have demonstrable experience and 
proficiency in identification of western birds by sight and sound; 
bachelor's or advanced degree in ecology or related field preferred. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work 
independently in rugged and remote locations, and willing to work long 
hours as necessary. Applicants also must have good organizational 
skills, including ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy 
data records; a valid driver's license with a good driving record and 
off-road 4WD experience; patience; and a sense of humor. Salary 
approximately $3000, but negotiable and dependent on experience. To 
Apply: Send cover letter and resume or CV (with names, telephone 
numbers, and email addresses of three references) to both ERICA 
FLEISHMAN (EM: efleishman AT ucdavis.edu), University of California, 
Davis, CA AND DAVID DOBKIN (EM: dobkin AT hderi.org), High Desert 
Ecological Research Institute, Bend, OR. Bird Point-count Technicians (3)

BIRD POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS (3) at Smithsonian Institution. Location: 
White Mountains, New Hampshire. Duration: 8-10 weeks. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: Participate in a long-term ecological study of forest bird 
populations at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains 
of New Hampshire. Current National Science Foundation-funded research 
focuses on effects of climatic variation on bird distribution and 
abundance along an elevation gradient. Field work starts on 18 May and 
lasts 8-10 weeks (late Jul). Lakeside housing plus a stipend of $400 per 
week, internet access, and utilities will be provided. Many 
opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birding can be 
found in the immediate area. Qualifications: Individuals applying should 
be able to identify forest birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sight 
and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside of the 
classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is preferred. We 
are seeking applicants with good color vision, able to hike and work 
alone in remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and with an interest in 
avian behavioral and population ecology. To apply, send cover letter, 
CV, and contact information for 2 job references to (EM: 
nhbirdsurvey2014 AT gmail.com) c/o Dr. SCOTT SILLETT, Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center. Please provide application materials in one 
document and include “Last Name_Bird Point-count Technician” in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANTS IN VIRGINIA at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. Location: Highland County, VA. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed to conduct Golden-winged 
Warbler surveys and monitoring of reproduction in the Alleghany 
Mountains of Virginia, 2 hours west of Charlottesville. Three assistants 
are needed from ~April 20 until June 30 and one is needed until mid 
August. Salary is $1500/month, plus housing in a very comfortable farm 
house. The Allegheny Mountains region is home to the Washington and 
Jefferson National Forests with ample opportunities for hiking and 
camping. Qualifications: Applicants should be willing and able to work 
alone in remote conditions, work well in a team, and have excellent bird 
observation skills. Applicants should have some previous field 
experience, preferably with birds, some experience navigating on foot 
with a GPS, and have a valid driver’s license. To apply, email a letter 
of interest, resume, earliest starting date, and contact information of 
three references to LESLEY BULLUCK at the Virginia Commonwealth 
University (EM: lpbulluck AT vcu.edu). Preference will be given to those 
submitting application materials by March 1. Also, feel free to contact 
Lesley via email if you have any questions.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (2) at National Park Service. Website: 
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ermn/monitor/streambirds.cfm 
Location: National Parks of PA and WV. Duration: 8 weeks. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed for study of bird communities 
along forested streams of National Parks in Pennsylvania and West 
Virginia. Work begins May 12, 2014 and continues through July 4, 2014 
(eight weeks). This project is part of a long-term avian monitoring 
program conducted by the National Park Service in collaboration with 
Penn State University. Qualifications: Previous field research 
experience and ability to identify eastern forest songbirds by ear is 
required. Patience, close attention to detail, making thorough field 
notes, and enthusiasm for hiking many kilometers of mountain streams in 
rugged terrain are essential. The pay rate is between $16-18 per hour 
depending on experience with a typical work week of 40 hrs. Housing and 
work vehicle provided. Valid driver’s license required. To apply, send 
an email stating your interest and a resume that includes dates of 
relevant experience and contact information for three references that 
can describe your abilities in the field to MATT MARSHALL (EM: mrm27 AT 
psu.edu). Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are 
found. Please write “NPS application” in the subject line of your email.

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT - wetland bird surveys. Agency: U.S. Fish 
& Wildlife Service. Location: Baca National Wildlife Refuge, Southern 
Colorado. Website: http://www.fws.gov/alamosa/bacaNWR.html Job Category: 
Internships, Volunteer Openings, Temporary Positions. Salary: 
$680/month, housing provided. Start Date: May 19th, 2014. Last Date to 
Apply: 27 Feb 2014. Job Description: Four field research assistants are 
needed to assist on a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service monitoring study of 
wetland nesting birds at Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Duties: Primary 
duties will include: surveying wet meadows for nesting birds, locating 
nests, bird species identification, navigation with a GPS, taking 
various vegetation measurements, aging chicks, determining nest fates 
including causes of nest failure, and data entry. Additional duties may 
include: elk pellet sampling, amphibian surveys, Gunnison prairie dog 
surveys, small mammal trapping with Sherman traps, collecting photo 
point data, weather station checks, and bat house construction. 
Schedule: Work 4-6 days per week; usually 8-9 hour days from May 19 – 
August 1. Exact start and end dates may be flexible. Accommodation: 
Located at Baca National Wildlife Refuge near Crestone, CO. 
Transportation: Off-duty: personal vehicle required. On-duty: Vehicle 
provided (4WD pickup, ATV). Qualifications: Baca National Wildlife 
Refuge is located in an arid climate at an elevation of approximately 
8,000 feet. Crestone, CO is the nearest town with a small grocery store 
and a few restaurants. Larger cities such as Salida and Alamosa are 
about a 1-hour drive from the refuge headquarters. Applicants must be 
able to hike 5-7 miles a day, sometimes in inclement weather. Applicants 
should be capable of walking through shallow water (less than 10 inches) 
for several hours at a time. It is necessary that applicants have 
excellent observation skills, be detail-oriented, and show patience 
because surveys can get repetitive. After the initial job orientation, 
research assistants will be expected to work independently with little 
to no supervision throughout most of the season. Applicants with 
knowledge or experience in western bird identification are preferred. 
Please send your CV/resume, three references, and cover letter 
describing your experience related to the above duties. Applicants 
selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Last date to 
apply: February 27, 2014. Contact: CORINNA HANSON, (EM: corinna_hanson 
AT fws.gov (preferred), PH: 719-256-5527).

RAPTOR MIGRATION STUDY INTERNS (4) needed for summer and fall 2014 (July 
7 through December 31; ending date flexible) to help conduct volunteer 
raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, near San 
Francisco, CA. Four intern positions are available for the 2014 season 
for enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in 
biological science or related field. Field duties include: identifying 
and counting raptors; trapping and banding raptors; and tending captive 
lure bird colony. Other duties include data entry, administrative work, 
and interaction with the public. Interns will have the opportunity to 
learn blood sampling and radio-tracking techniques. Housing is provided 
within biking distance of the office in a dormitory setting (single 
rooms, shared bath and kitchen). A stipend of $150.00 per week is 
included. For further information, visit www.ggro.org or call the 
office. Qualifications: Daily work with volunteer teams; excellent 
interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Computer skills 
are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and upbeat in the face of 
sometimes-pervasive fog. Field days are long and can be strenuous; 
applicants should be in good physical condition. Some teaching is 
required. Experience in identifying, handling, and banding birds is 
preferred but not required. A vehicle is strongly recommended for access 
to shopping and off-duty activities. Valid US drivers license is 
required. How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume (with phone 
number/emails of three references and your current address and phone 
number) by 1 March 2014 to JILL HARLEY, Operations Manager, Golden Gate 
Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 
(PH: 415-331-0730 EM: jharley AT parksconservancy.org).

RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERN (1) needed for summer and fall 2014 
(July 7 through December 31; ending date flexible) to help conduct 
volunteer raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. One intern position is available 
for the 2014 season for an enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent 
graduate or senior in biological science or related field. Primary 
duties include: identifying and counting raptors, working with 
volunteers, facilitating public weekend docent programs, interacting 
with visitors, and teaching groups of many diverse ages and backgrounds. 
Other duties include: data entry, tending to captive lure bird colony, 
and support of office staff. The outreach intern will also have the 
opportunity to develop new outreach materials, and gain experience in 
banding, handling, and radio-tracking raptors. The outreach intern will 
spend about 80% of their time counting raptors and conducting outreach 
activities and 20% banding. Housing is provided within biking distance 
of the office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and 
kitchen). A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to shopping and 
off-duty activities. A stipend of $150.00 per week is included. For 
further information, visit www.ggro.org or call the GGRO. 
Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
essential. High energy level, patience, interest in both science 
education and research, and strong work ethic required. Computer skills 
are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and upbeat in the face of 
sometimes-pervasive fog. Experience in teaching, science communication, 
environmental education, avian biology, and bird identification strongly 
preferred but not required. Field days are long and can be strenuous; 
applicants should be in good physical condition. Valid US driver’s 
license is required. How to apply: Send cover letter and resume (with 
phone number/emails of three references and your current address and 
phone number) by 1 March 2014 to JILL HARLEY, Operations Manager, Golden 
Gate Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 
94965 (PH: 415-331-0730 EM: jharley AT parksconservancy.org).

RADIO TELEMETRY ASSISTANT at The Ohio State University. Location: Oak 
Harbor, Ohio. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: *RADIO TELEMETRY ASSISTANT (1) 
needed to study the stopover ecology of migratory songbirds near one of 
the premier birding sites in the World; Magee Marsh. This research will 
provide study subjects for a project focused on the migratory movements 
of birds using a combination of automated radio tracking and 
hand-tracking. Assistant needs to be able to work with site coordinator 
in completing tasks associated with the telemetry operation and willing 
to learn techniques required. Duties include hand tracking, maintenance 
of the automated radio towers, and processing telemetry data. If 
desired, banding and extracting experience can be provided. Start Date 
is April 1st and will end May 31st. Timeline is firm. Qualifications: 
All individuals are required to work 6 days a week, assist with data 
entry, have the ability to work and live well with others in close 
capacity, have a good sense of humor, and be able to tolerate heat and 
biting insects. Excellent lakeside housing provided. Approximate pay 
will range between 1600-1900/month depending on experience. To Apply: 
Send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone numbers, and email 
addresses of 3 references as a single word document to BRYANT DOSSMAN by 
e-mail (preferred) (EM: bdossman AT gmail.com). Applications will be 
accepted until position is filled.

AVIAN NEST SEARCHING AND VEGETATION SAMPLING TECHNICIANS Agency: 
Mississippi State University. Location: DeKalb/Scooba, MS. Job 
Description: Field technicians are needed to assist with ongoing 
research focused on investigating biodiversity within managed loblolly 
(Pinus taeda) pine forests. Research is focused on the effects of 
intercropping switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in intensively managed 
loblolly pine stands on early successional avian, arthropod, and plant 
communities. Technicians will be responsible for nest searching and 
monitoring, conducting avian point counts, sampling arthropod 
communities, sampling plant communities, and data entry. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be working towards or have acquired a degree in a 
natural science such as wildlife management, biology, zoology, or other 
related fields. Preference will be given to those applicants with strong 
nest searching experience, avian point count experience, and experience 
in plant sampling and identification. Applicants must be physically 
capable of working under adverse conditions, such as dense vegetation, 
venomous snakes, high heat and humidity, working in direct sunlight, 
biting flies, ticks and chiggers, and contact with poison ivy 
(Toxicodendron radicans). Basic housing and vehicles for fieldwork will 
be provided. Technicians will share housing with workers from another 
field project, and an ability to get along well with a diverse group of 
people is important. Anticipated start dates will be May 2nd- May 7th, 
2014 with the end date being August 10th, 2014. Some flexibility with 
start and end dates will be allowed for the right candidate. Technicians 
will be expected to work long days (10+ hours) with some weekends as 
necessary. To apply, please send electronic copies of 1) cover letter, 
2) resume or CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three 
professional references. Salary: $350/wk (housing provided). Last Date 
to apply:1 April 2014. Contact: CRAIG MARSHALL (EM: cmarshall AT 
cfr.msstate.edu PH: 973-204-8210).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT INTERNSHIPS at University of Neuchâtel. 
Website: http://www2.unine.ch/ecophy Location: Vicinity of Neuchâtel and 
Bern, Switzerland. Duration: start on 1st of April 2014 and will 
continue throughout early/mid July 2014. Job Type: Volunteer/Internship. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2014. Job Description: Volunteer (it is 
possible to validate this job as an internship) field assistant position 
to study oxidative stress in relation to social status in house sparrows 
in Switzerland. We are seeking 2 research assistant for the upcoming 
breeding season to join a project investigating the impact of oxidative 
stress and social status on the development of reproductive strategies 
in house sparrow. The project is based at the University of Neuchatel, 
Switzerland (PI: Prof. Fabrice Helfenstein, PhD student: Jacqueline 
Huber) and will be conducted in the vicinity of Neuchâtel and Bern, 
Switzerland. The work will start on 1st of April and will continue 
throughout early/mid July. Our project investigates how males with 
different positions in a dominance hierarchy allocate their antioxidant 
resources to the protection of their sperm vs. the protection of their 
somatic functions, and how such allocation strategies affect the quality 
of the sperm they produce. The work of the volunteer will consist in 
field and lab work. This includes assisting the PhD student with 
catching and banding birds, behavioural observations, sample collection, 
data management and data analysis. This is a volunteer field assistant 
position, thus the applicant should cover his/her own accommodation and 
food. Travel expenses might be covered for European applicants (partly 
for overseas applicants), and a possible stipend could be granted at the 
end of the season. Qualifications: (1) Ability to work and live in small 
groups and sociable personality, (2) Fluent in English, (3) Ability to 
endure long working days, (4) Knowledge in observing & handling birds is 
highly desirable, (5) Driving license is helpful, (6) Basic knowledge of 
French or German is helpful although not essential. To Apply: 
Applications - including a CV and a letter of motivation (1 pg.) - 
should be send to : JACQUELINE HUBER (EM: jacqueline.huber AT unine.ch). 
Please use "Volunteer Field Assistant in Switzerland" as the subject and 
note your availability during this time period in the body of the 
e-mail. Applications received until 28th February 2014 will be given 
full consideration. For further information on the lab & project, see 
http://www2.unine.ch/ecophy

INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST INTERNSHIP – The International Crane Foundation 
(ICF) is seeking to fill Interpretive Naturalist Internship positions in 
2014. Interpretive Naturalist Interns will develop and lead daily 
interpretive tours at ICF; interact and assist the general public with 
the sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual 
memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis; conduct 
duties associated with opening/closing the visitor center, exhibits, and 
gift shop on a daily basis; gain experience planning, designing, and 
evaluating interpretive programs and written materials; educate and 
inspire people of all ages about the world’s 15 crane species and the 
ecosystems on which they depend; assist in the completion of one or 
several projects related to the goals, work plan, and objectives of the 
ICF Communications and Education Department. The Interpretive Naturalist 
Internship begins March 3rd, 2014 and runs through November 22nd, 2014. 
A $550/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are 
provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed 
communal living situation and be able to work outdoors every day in all 
weather conditions found in Wisconsin. Qualifications: Two years of 
college or an equivalent practical experience; excellent oral and 
written communication skills; ability to teach diverse audiences in a 
non-formal setting; aptitude to provide exceptional customer service; 
and be able to work cohesively as a member of the ICF team. Candidates 
should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of 
interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, 
ornithology, education, graphic design, film/documentary production, or 
other related fields. All applicants must be eligible to work in the 
United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa 
must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. 
Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more than two 
pages), and contact information for three references to: Mr. CULLY 
SHELTON, Interpretive Program Manager (EM: cshelton AT 
savingcranes.org). Positions are open until filled.

HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND AQUACULTURE 
(Re-Advertisement / Open Until Filled). Mississippi State University 
continues to seek an outstanding leader to serve as Head of its 
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. The Department of 
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture is one of three departments in the 
College of Forest Resources with direct affiliations to the Forest and 
Wildlife Research Center, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry 
Experiment Station, and the Mississippi State University Extension 
Service. Major responsibilities of the Department Head include: 
administer and provide comprehensive leadership for research, teaching, 
and extension; work effectively with on- and off-campus units, 
constituency groups, and clientele; and oversee a comprehensive budget 
and departmental personnel. Qualificatio