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Subject: Birdjobs -- March 4, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:52:01 -0500
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BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS  at Klamath Bird 
Observatory.  Website:  http://www.klamathbird.org  Location: 
Weaverville, CA.  Duration:  3.5 months.  Job Type:  Intern.  Number of 
Openings:  2.  Application Deadline:  16 Mar 2015.  Job Description:  
The Klamath Bird Observatory (URL: http://www.klamathbird.org) is 
seeking two (2) student volunteer interns to participate in the bird 
monitoring component of a large restoration project on the Trinity River 
in northern California (April 13 – August 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. 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, and orienteering.  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 K (EM: eea AT klamathbird.org; PH: 
541-201-0866 ext 5). Snail mail applications are also accepted: Klamath 
Bird Observatory, PO Box 758, Ashland, OR 97520. Applicants will be 
reviewed until the positions are filled.

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH INTERNS - ALASKA .  Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location:  Nome, Alaska.  Duration:  2-3 months.  Job Type: Internship.  
Salary:  This is a volunteer position.  Travel to and from Alaska, 
primitive housing, food, and a small stipend will be provided.  
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2015.    Job Description: We are seeking 
motivated volunteers to work on an avian demographic study on the Seward 
Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from approximately May 15th through 
August 1st, 2015.  The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse area 
attracting breeding and migratory birds from across the globe.  This is 
an exciting opportunity to assist with ongoing field research of 
migratory landbird response to changing environmental conditions in the 
boreal-arctic transition zone.  Primary duties will include, but are not 
limited to, nest searching for passerines, nest monitoring, behavioral 
observations, habitat surveys, invertebrate sampling, and data entry. 
Additional duties may include point count surveys, using mist nets and 
target netting to capture adult and nestling passerines, banding, 
collecting blood samples and morphological measurements, and re-sighting 
color-banded birds.   Qualifications: This position requires the ability 
to collect accurate field data, maintain and operate field equipment in 
a safe and responsible manner, work long hours (>40 hours per week), 
communicate with supervisors and crew members, and happily live in a 
communal tent camp without running water or electricity for two months. 
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and capable of 
walking long distances (up to 15 km/day) across uneven tussock tundra 
carrying a 20-30 pound backpack, comfortable working in remote brown 
bear country, and willing to maintain a positive attitude in inclement 
weather conditions with hordes of biting insects. Desired qualifications 
include: interest in avian ecology, experience with identifying birds by 
sight and sound, nest searching, behavioral observations, and capturing, 
handling, and banding birds. Experience with backcountry camping is a 
plus.  To apply:  Individuals should combine a cover letter addressing 
the qualifications listed above and why you are interested in this 
position, a detailed resume, and contact information for three 
professional references into one Microsoft Word or PDF document and send 
to (EM: rrichardson AT usgs.gov). Please write “Avian Field Research 
Intern" in the subject line of the email.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  Location:  Delta County, Colorado. Dates:  
May 25 – August 31, 2015 (dates are flexible).  Application Deadline:  
15 March 2015.     Job Description: Led by faculty and research 
scientists at Colorado State University and the USDA National Wildlife 
Research Center, this study investigates the sensory ecology of bird 
foraging and evaluates ecological and economic trade-offs associated 
with avian species in apple orchards. Primary responsibilities include 
assisting the M.S. graduate student surveying line transects, 
mist-netting, collecting fecal samples and conducting foraging 
observations in Delta County, Colorado. The technician will also be 
responsible for assisting with fruit damage assessments, regular data 
entry, and other project-related duties as needed.     A stipend of 
$1,000 - $1,300/month will be provided, based on experience and 
available project funds. Housing will be provided and a vehicle will be 
used during work hours, however, applicants may want a personal vehicle 
for use on days off. The schedule is expected to consist of 10 days of 
field work followed by 4 days off. Other benefits include the 
opportunity to gain valuable field research experience using standard 
and innovative techniques and interaction with an interdisciplinary 
group of scholars and practitioners working collaboratively on 
agriculture and conservation research and outreach.     Qualifications: 
Highly-qualified applicants will have extensive experience mist-netting, 
conducting line transect surveys or foraging observations, 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 organized, have the ability 
to work independently and with others, be able to meet the physical 
requirements of the position (e.g. rise early to conduct bird surveys; 
hike, bend, climb ladders in orchards; etc.), and have a clean driving 
history and a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and critical thinking 
are highly desired characteristics. Applicants must be capable of 
interacting respectfully with landowners as all research occurs on 
private property.  To Apply: Combine 1) a cover letter describing your 
interest, qualifications and relevant experience; 2) a résumé or CV; and 
3) contact information for three professional references into a single 
document with your first and last name in the file name. Email the 
document to Anna Mangan (EM: anna.mangan AT colostate.edu) with 
“Research Technician Application 2015” in the subject line. Applications 
will be reviewed as received but will not be considered after March 
15th, 2015.

YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS OUTDOOR EDUCATORS needed 4 
May  – 30 September 2015, for leading safari-style wildlife viewing and 
ecology education programs in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks 
with Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, Jackson, Wyoming.  
All successful candidates must be passionate about educating all ages 
about the natural world. Wildlife Expedition is the program area that 
provides natural history tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National 
Parks for the general public.  Programs are vehicle based but do include 
the opportunity to provide short nature hikes, may include song bird 
banding and stargazing components.  Successful candidates should possess 
a passion for sharing the natural world and embrace customer service as 
an important component of the experience.  All candidates must be able 
to safely operate large vans.     Minimum Requirements: B.S. in Biology, 
Wildlife Ecology or similarly related field, excellent communicator, 
positive attitude, hardworking.  Successful Candidates must possess a 
valid Wilderness First Responder Certification prior to employment.  
Teton Science Schools are a tobacco free and drug free work place.  All 
employees must undergo a pre-employment background check, drug screening 
and can have no more than 2 driving infractions in the last 2 years.     
Compensation is equivalent to  $15/hour plus gratuities.  Candidates 
must commit to the full term of employment.  Biologists generally work 
approximately 40/week in 5 day on/2 day off schedule.  No additional 
vacation or leave time will be granted in July, August or September. 
Weekend and Holiday work is required.     Applications will be reviewed 
upon receipt.  Interviews will be conducted in person or via video 
conferencing (Skype or Facetime).  Qualified candidates will be notified 
of acceptance by mid-March.  Apply online at: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/employment,  please submit the online 
application, cover letter describing your interests and skills and a 
current resume with 3 professional references.

RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNTERS AND ASISTANTS needed for Veracruz River of 
Raptors Project - Organization: Pronatura Veracruz.  Location: 
Chichicaxtle and Cardel, Veracruz Mexico.  Duration: August 18-November 
22, 2015.  Job type: Seasonal (Ornithologist) – Short Term Position- 
Payed.  Application Deadline: 30 May 2015. Description:  Experience one 
of the greatest raptor migrations in the world in the well known project 
Veracruz River of Raptors. Travel to this spectacular site and enjoy the 
wonder of birds and insects migration. You will also be able to learn 
about other resident and local birds. Interact with local people and 
local biologist´s and naturalist´s. You will also have the opportunity 
to approach the culture and the Mexican food.  We need raptor migration 
counters (5 positions) and assistants (3 positions) to work during 95 
days at the most important migratory bird corridor lead by PRONATURA 
VERACRUZ  in the central coast of Veracruz Mexico.  We are hiring 
enthusiastic and hard-working people with skills to identify and 
estimate huge groups of raptors, song birds and water birds at the two 
PRONATURA´s count sites (on average we count UP to 4 million raptors 
each fall plus passerines and water birds).     Five COUNTER positions. 
Applicants should have a high background in identifying and estimating 
raptors and other groups in both long distance and close flights and 
have the responsibility of daily data entry in Pronatura data bases. 
Skills in raptor ID and other migrants will be used for the hiring 
process.  For ASSISTANT position (3 needed) they should be good at 
taking notes (especially numbers) and be very motivated to learn how to 
ID migratory birds and willing to explain to visitors about migration 
ecology and raptor migration.  The work of both (counters and 
assistants) consists of 2 days work and 1 day off and so on during the 
95 day´s period, starting 8am to 6pm (10 hours per day) from August 18 
to November 22.  All selected applicants will also help setting up the 
count sites, and will help to clean and maintain working and living 
facilities, capture data and write reports. They need to be comfortable 
working and sharing a room with other people, be flexible, very pro 
active, be comfortable working in small towns and rural conditions. Need 
to work in teams and be collaborative. Willing to help in other 
activities (like attending visitors or/in environmental education 
activities). Very hot temperatures and mosquitoes are expected.  The 
positions will be based in Chichicaxtle and Cardel, small towns of 
Veracruz. Accommodation in rural conditions will be provided, and a 
small economic food support. Salary for counter position: $8,000 pesos 
(around 540 USD) to $9,000 (600 USD) Mexican pesos, and for assistant’s 
$6,000 Mexican pesos or equivalent 400 USD to $8,000 Mexican Pesos or 
USD equivalent 540 USD (all according to experience and skills).  
Selected people will cover their own transportation to Veracruz. Spanish 
medium knowledge is required for both positions but not needed with 
enough experience.  Main responsibilities: Identify and estimate birds 
in the 2 sites (Cardel and Chichicaxtle), Record daily observations, 
Support in data entry in databases, Assist with reports and data 
analysis, Interact professionally with visitors, conservation agency 
staff, and the general public.  What is included:  Accommodation, Small 
support for food, Insurance during working period, Pick up in the 
airport, Project orientation, In country emergency support, Free T – 
Shirt, Diploma of Participation.     To Apply: Send letter of interest 
and your CV outlining relevant experience and three references 
(including email addresses and phone number if possible). Send to: (EM: 
rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org). and in subject : counter 2015 or 
assistant 2015.  Once we review your papers and considering that you 
cover the requirements, we will set an interview .If you do not receive 
communication from us, it is because you were not selected.  Pronatura 
México - Veracruz Ignacio Zaragoza 73, Col. Centro, Coatepec, Veracruz: 
CP 91500. (PH: +52. (228) 1865548, URL: http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org)

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANT AND CREW LEADER  at Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center.  Website: http://www.nathanwcooper.com/ Location: 
Luzerne, MI.  Duration: 2.5-3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 
Kirtland’s Warbler Field Assistants (3) and Crew Leader (1) needed ~May 
10th until ~ July 31. Field sites are in the northern Lower Peninsula of 
Michigan, near Luzerne, MI. The project entails a large-scale field 
experiment in which we will reduce the number of cowbird traps in four 
different breeding areas and determine the effects on Kirtland’s Warbler 
breeding. Using these data we will be able to determine the effective 
range of a cowbird trap and also inform a population model that will 
help us determine what amount of cowbird parasitism the population can 
withstand. Fieldwork will involve closely following male and female 
Kirtland’s to find nests, nest monitoring, vegetation measurements 
around the nest, and cowbird surveys. Wages are subject to funding 
constraints but assistants will make at least $1400 per month and crew 
leader will make at least $1600 per month. Housing will be provided at 
no cost. Transportation to and from the nearest airport (if necessary) 
and while in the field will also be provided.  Qualifications: 
Applicants should be independently motivated, show strong initiative, 
have normal color vision, 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. Crew leader will carry out all of the above activities 
and help supervise the crew, organize daily activities, and manage the 
data. The top applicants will have experience following adults to find 
nests, re-sighting small color-banded passerine birds, and carrying out 
point-count surveys. Top crew leader applicants will also have 
supervisory experience. Please highlight your experience in these areas 
in your cover letter.  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 file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: kiwajob AT gmail.com). If you are 
applying for the Field Assistant Positions please put “Your_Last_Name 
KIWA Assistant” in the subject line of the email. If you are applying 
for the Crew Leader position, please put “Your_Last_Name KIWA Crew 
Leader” in the subject line of the email. Crew Leader applicants will be 
considered for both jobs unless you specify otherwise. Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION – The Livingston Ripley 
Waterfowl Conservancy has an opening for a Communications Intern 
starting at the end of April/beginning of May for four months ending in 
August.  This is a paid internship with a monthly stipend of $400 and 
housing is provided.   The Conservancy is a nonprofit organization 
located in Litchfield Connecticut on sixteen acres and maintains the 
largest collection of endangered species of waterfowl in the northeast.  
This Internship is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and 
experience in relationship building, project management, the planning 
and execution of special events, meetings, and donor relations critical 
to the long-term viability of the Conservancy.  LRWC operates very much 
like a working farm.  The Aviculturists and Avian Husbandry Interns work 
with the birds seven days a week.  The Communications Intern will work 
in the office with the staff.  The hours will vary as preparations begin 
for the Annual Benefit.  Closer to the Benefit the hours will be longer 
and weekends will be involved.  Position Description: This internship 
will begin at the end of April/beginning of May (flexible for the right 
candidate) and will continue until through August. This position reports 
to the Director of Development.  Working closely with the Director the 
intern will: **Draft and produce written materials for special events 
and the annual benefit **Assist in the planning of special events, 
meetings and the Annual Benefit **Design event programs and working with 
suppliers such as printers **Communicate with donors by email, phone and 
in person **Attend high level donor events and represent the Conservancy 
**Have an interest in conservation, waterfowl, biology or environmental 
education **Manage social media such as Facebook **Create and implement 
changes to the LRWC website **Answer phones **Assist the Director of 
Environmental Education when needed .   Qualifications: **Experience 
with Word, Excel and Publisher and or Adobe Photoshop **Prior experience 
creating programs, flyers or brochures **Experience with Facebook, 
Instagram, Twitter and website management **Exceptional attention to 
detail **Capable of performing diverse tasks simultaneously **Excellent 
writing ability **High level of professionalism **Effective 
interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude   Compensation:  Interns 
receive housing and a bi-weekly stipend of $200.00 ($400.00 per month). 
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.  A car is 
highly recommended.  Interns cannot drive Conservancy vehicles. 
Litchfield is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and LRWC itself has 
access to several hundred  acres of wetland and upland habitats.    To 
Apply: No calls please.  Qualified applicants should email a letter of 
inquiry, resume, and at least three references to CATE HOGAN, Director 
(EM: chogan AT lrwc.net). Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, 
with application deadline of March 31, 2015.  Intern start date is 
flexible but ideally the start date would be May 1st. Selected 
candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter.

RANGELAND MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST  at New Mexico Association of 
Conservation Districts.  Location: Portales, NM.  Duration: 2-3 years.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 5 Apr 2015.  Job 
Description: New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts is seeking 
qualified applicants for a Rangeland Management Specialist in Portales, 
NM. Position is a full-time temporary position for a period of two to 
three years. This position involves working with agricultural producers 
to improve Lesser Prairie-Chicken habitat in eastern New Mexico. 
Position duties include monitoring grassland habitat conditions and 
working with local landowners to promote sustainable grazing management 
practices that benefit agricultural production as well as native 
wildlife. Applicants must have a degree in rangeland management or 
equivalent, and must meet federal personnel requirements for a rangeland 
management position. Federal requirements include 18-21 college credit 
hours in range science, 12 hours in plant or crop science, and 3 hours 
in soil science. Salary is $39,570 - $48,403 per year depending on 
qualifications.  To Apply: Please submit resumes by April 5 2015 to KEN 
WALKER, 758 S. Roosevelt Road 5, Portales NM 88130, (PH: 575-562-0492).

SPOTTED OWL, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, AND BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEYS IN 
BURNED FOREST OF THE SIERRA NEVADA, CA: Multiple Technicians and 
Volunteer Interns needed approx. April 12-August 12, 2015, to conduct 
occupancy and reproduction surveys for Spotted Owls, Northern Goshawks, 
and Black-backed Woodpeckers on Forest Service land in a large burned 
area in the Central Sierra Nevada, CA. Technician positions require 
previous survey experience surveying Spotted Owls, including ‘mousing’ 
owls to find nests, and pay $2,300/month as an independent consultant. 
Volunteer intern positions require only previous ecological fieldwork in 
rugged environments, and a strong desire to learn more about ecology of 
burned forests and bird species of management concern. All crew members 
will likely have the opportunity to survey for all 3 target species. 
Volunteer interns will receive excellent training and a per diem of 
$39/day (amounts to $975/month). Technicians and volunteers will receive 
free shared housing and mileage reimbursement if a personal vehicle is 
used. Applicants with personal vehicles suitable for rugged fieldwork 
will be preferred. Applicants should be physically fit, able to work in 
rugged terrain, and willing to work nights.  Send cover letter, resume, 
and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references 
to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, (EM: mholmgren 
AT birdpop DOT org).

SPECIES SURVIVAL CENTER CRANE INTERNSHIP - SPRING Location: 
Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC)   New Orleans, 
LA Department:      Species Survival Center.  Dates of Position: Spring, 
March/April – June, 2015.  Time Commitment:  12 Weeks: Works 5 days per 
week (40 hrs).  Including weekends and holidays.  About the Species 
Survival Center: The Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center 
(FMASSC) is one of the facilities run by the Audubon Nature Institute. 
It is a unique piece of property that expands approximately 1,000 acres 
in an area designated as the English Turn in Algiers, LA (just south of 
the city of New Orleans). The SSC is well known for its state of the art 
research facility, the “Audubon Center for Research of Endangered 
Species (ACRES),” and also houses the Audubon Aquatics Center, an 
off-site holding and rehab facility for the Audubon Aquarium. Currently, 
the FMASSC is experiencing an exciting time of growth and transition. A 
recent partnership with San Diego Global has resulted in a new 
initiative, the “Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife,” which will develop 
the property into a large breeding center for endangered species.     
Summary of Position:  Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience 
working with a collection of about 50 endangered Whooping Cranes and 
Mississippi Sandhill Cranes and other various bird species at this AZA 
certified facility.  Interns will gain experience in husbandry, 
enrichment, record keeping, diet preparation, monitoring animal 
behavior, costume-rearing of chicks, artificial insemination, pen design 
and maintenance, and veterinary procedures as they relate to general 
animal care.   This is an unpaid internship. Free on-site housing may be 
available.  Duties and Responsibilities:  Daily tasks include, but are 
not limited to: **Diet preparation **Feeding **Cleaning enclosures 
(raking, sweeping, mopping, hosing etc.) **Behavioral observations 
**Facility maintenance (fence repair, mowing, weed eating, painting, 
etc.) **Wearing heavy denim costumes while walking, feeding, and 
cleaning around chicks **Preparation and administering of enrichment 
items **Assist staff with veterinary procedures when required. 
Requirements:  **A sincere interest in birds and two years college or 
equivalent practical experience. **Strong interest in animal care, 
husbandry and conservation. **Comprehensive understanding of avian 
imprinting and it’s relation to costume rearing **Capable of accurately 
following written and verbal directions, policies and protocols. **Good 
attitude and solid work ethic. **Ability to work alone or as part of a 
team. **Ability to work outdoors in physically demanding adverse 
conditions (heat, humidity, rain, biting insects, poison ivy, and snakes 
etc.), limited visibility, and lift 50 lbs. **Up-to-date tetanus 
vaccination and proof of negative TB skin test prior to beginning work. 
**Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.  How to Apply:  
Send the following to RICHARD DUNN (EM:  RDunn AT auduboninstitute.org), 
by March 11th, 2015. **Coverletter- please state that you are applying 
for the Spring internship in your coverletter, **Resume, **3 References.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at the Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit. 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx 
Coconino National Forest, Arizona.  3 months (May-July 2015). Seasonal.  
16 positions.  Due by March 20, 2015.       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.     TARGET MIST NETTER-  We are hiring for 8 target 
mist netter (4 teams of 2, a primary and secondary netter in each team). 
One season of netting/banding experience is required for all netting 
positions. ALL Netters need to be very driven and willing to use play 
back in order to capture specific individuals.  We are looking for one 
netter out of the 8 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.  All netters will be trained in (1) injecting and processing 
doubly-labeled water, (2) collecting and processing blood samples and 
(3) radio telemetry.  NEST SEARCHER-  We are hiring for 6 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. NESTLING MEASURER-  We are hiring 
for 2 nestling measurers. Nestling measurers will be responsible for 
weighing and measuring eggs, and nestlings from hatch until fledge along 
with using radio telemetry to track fledglings.  Previous nestling 
handling experience is preferred.     All 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). 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 $1290/mo for starting 
positions and $ 1600/mo for the supervisory position. The project runs 
from 1 May 2015 and will end no later than 25 Jul 2015 (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, Ms. 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: 
406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new skills and hone 
the ones you already have!

SEASONAL POSITION- AVIAN AND INSECT TECHNICIAN (1) – I am looking for 
one (1) responsible, organized, motivated, and detail-oriented field 
technician with a strong work-ethic to help assist with a masters 
research project studying avian and insect diversity within an 
agricultural landscape in central Illinois.  The position will start May 
21st and go through early July, but start and end dates are flexible. 
Salary is $10/hour on a 40 hour work week. Housing will not be provided, 
but we can help find housing. Field sites are primarily located in 
McLean and Livingston Counties, but some are located in Logan, Tazewell, 
and Champaign.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be able 
to work independently, endure field conditions (e.g. heat, bugs, and 
early mornings), and be flexible with their work schedule.  
Responsibilities: Field technician will assist with bird point counts, 
butterfly walking transects, and setting up/collecting insect traps in 
agricultural fields. Applicants must be able to get up early in the 
morning to conduct bird point counts (in field ready to go by 5am). 
Opportunities to learn insect identification skills will be available. 
Technician will also be responsible for data entry in Excel.  Applicants 
must be able to identify songbirds by sight and sound and be able to 
identify butterflies in flight (though training will be provided). 
Applicants with previous experience will be given preference, however 
individuals who learn bird and butterfly identification quickly and are 
passionate about agricultural conservation issues are encouraged to 
apply.   To Apply: Applications will be accepted until position is 
filled. Please send applications via email (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:  CASSANDRA 
WILCOXEN, UIUC- Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Sciences, Turner Hall W-512-A, 1102 S Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.  
Please email questions to Cassandra Wilcoxen (EM: wilcoxe2 AT 
illinois.edu).

FIELD TECHNICIAN for Black-backed Woodpecker nest surveys  at Klamath 
Bird Observatory.  Website: http://www.klamathbird.org Location: Upper 
Klamath Basin, OR.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2015.  Job Description: The Klamath Bird 
Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking a seasonal field technician 
May 1 through June 30, for a Black-Backed Woodpecker nesting study in 
the Upper Klamath Basin of southern Oregon. Salary: $2150/month with 
housing provided. Primary responsibilities will include Black-Backed 
Woodpecker playback surveys, nest searching, and vegetation sampling 
along off-road transects following standard protocols, associated data 
entry, and the supervision of one student volunteer intern. Other tasks 
may be assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol methodology 
and local woodpecker identification 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 for personal use 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, locate and 
collect data on bird nests, hike in rugged off-trail conditions, follow 
standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, communicate 
effectively, be comfortable working independently in the forest, and 
work and live well with others. Surveyor must be able to drive a manual 
(stick-shift) vehicle, be eager to work long days in the field, and must 
possess good map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills. Applicants must 
have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and insurance, and 
must be able to produce a driver’s record upon request. To Apply: Send 
cover letter (including dates of availability and whether you have a 
personal vehicle), résumé, and contact information for three references, 
to KATE HALSTEAD (EM: keh AT klamathbird.org). Applicants will be 
evaluated until the position is filled, beginning February 27th 2015.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERN for Black-backed Woodpecker nest surveys at 
Klamath Bird Observatory.  Website: http://www.klamathbird.org Location: 
Upper Klamath Basin, OR.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Klamath Bird 
Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking one student volunteer 
intern to participate in a Black-Backed Woodpecker nesting study in the 
Upper Klamath Basin of southern Oregon (May 1 – June 30). This is a 
fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to ornithological field methods 
while working with a fascinating bird species in a beautiful part of the 
world. A monthly stipend of $750, rustic local housing in the Upper 
Klamath Lake area, and a field vehicle will be provided. A personal 
vehicle will be needed for non-work use because of the remote location 
of the housing. Primary duties will include Black-Backed Woodpecker 
audio playback surveys, nest searching, 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 local woodpecker identification will be 
provided at the onset of the 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 cold 
or hot temperatures and inclement weather, follow prescribed protocols, 
be meticulous in collecting and recording data, be in good physical 
condition, work and live well with others, and possess good 
communication skills. It is essential that the applicant also be 
comfortable and capable of working independently at remote forest sites. 
Applicants must be willing to work in areas of steep and/or rocky 
terrain and dense vegetation, with the potential to encounter black 
bears and cougars. Camping may be required on occasion (applicants must 
have their own camping gear). Preference will be given to those with 
previous experience in ornithological field methods, as well as map 
reading and orienteering. Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, 
be able to drive a manual (stick-shift) vehicle, and be able to produce 
a driver’s record upon request.  To Apply: Send cover letter (including 
dates of availability and whether you have a personal vehicle), résumé, 
and contact information for three references, to KATE HALSTEAD (EM: keh 
AT klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated until the position is 
filled, beginning February 27th 2015.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (5)  at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: KS, PA, TN.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.   Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  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 late July. Technicians will be based at one 
of three locations (Scott City, KS; Hiwassee, TN; Cambridge Springs, 
PA). There will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final 
assignment will depend on level of experience with grassland bird 
monitoring and need. 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. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided.  Qualifications: The ideal 
candidates should be familiar with grassland/early successional bird 
species identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may 
include dickcissel, bobolink, field sparrow, eastern or western 
meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Cassin’s sparrow, savannah 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 in 
avian density and nest success between switchgrass biofuel grass fields, 
and region-specific typical grass fields. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife 
Biology, or related discipline is preferred. Candidates should bring 
their own binoculars.  To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. 
To apply send a single file including: 1) cover letter outlining any 
specific work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching 2) 
resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. CHRIS LITUMA; 
(EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (2)  at The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: KY, TN.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015.  Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 2 technicians who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring and nest 
searching from early May to approximately late July. Technicians will be 
based at one of three locations (Hazard, KY; or Lewisburg, TN). There 
will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment 
will depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring, nest 
searching, and need. Review of applications begins immediately and 
continues until filled. Job duties include: conducting distance-based 
surveys for grassland and early successional birds, nest searching, 
vegetation sampling, data entry, and moving cattle among experimental 
pasture units. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field 
vehicle will be provided.   Qualifications: The ideal candidates should 
be familiar with grassland/early successional bird species 
identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include 
dickcissel, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques; 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. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable working around 
cattle. These data are being collected to assess the impacts of a 
patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities and nest 
success. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related discipline is 
preferred. Candidates 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, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 references to: 
Dr. CHRIS LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

DUCK RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at U.S. Geological Survey.  Location: Suisun 
City, CA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Temporary.   Number of 
Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job Description: The 
USGS is seeking Duck Research Technicians (equivalent to GS-5 or $37,818 
annually) for studies on upland nesting dabbling ducks (mainly mallard 
and gadwall) in Suisun Marsh, California from March 23 to July 31, 2015 
with possibility of extension. Exact start and end dates are negotiable 
and will be dependent on funding and successful completion of work. 
Duties will involve nest searching, nest monitoring, evaluating nest 
success, duck capture and banding, radio-transmitter attachment, 
handling and measuring ducklings, predator surveys, vegetation surveys, 
and collecting other ecological data as directed by supervisor. 
Qualifications: Applicants with past experience with nest monitoring, 
egg candling or floating, duck identification, and capturing and 
handling ducks, and a strong interest in waterfowl and/or wetland 
habitats are preferred. Nest monitoring involves extensive use of all 
terrain vehicles, and candidates should be comfortable operating ATVs 
and 4WD vehicles. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into 
spreadsheets, compile and organize field data, as well as prepare 
tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the 
supervisor. All positions will require incumbent to work independently 
and as a team member to execute field research. We are seeking 
enthusiastic, organized, and versatile people with strong science and 
work ethics and a desire to gain experience with ducks. Positions are 
not advisable for those suffering from grass allergies. Must be willing 
to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime 
hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Incumbent 
will work at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in the Suisun Marsh near 
Fairfield and Suisun City, California. To Apply: If interested send 
cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references VIA EMAIL 
to: Dr. ALEX HARTMAN (EM: chartman AT usgs.gov) ASAP. Write “Duck 
Research Technician” in the subject line. THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT 
ONLY. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this 
position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications 
without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, 
national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual 
orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides 
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN-NY  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2400/seasonal-field-technician/job 
Location: 

Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 13 Apr 2015.  Job Description: As 
part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coastal Bird Conservation project within 
Audubon, the Long Island Bird Conservation Program (LIBCP) aims to 
better understand and protect at-risk shorebirds in New York. The 
seasonal technician will work with LIBCP staff and partners to monitor 
and protect Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at 
various sites on Long Island, perform and organize International 
Shorebird Surveys, and conduct outreach and education to target 
audiences to reduce disturbances to shorebirds. We are currently looking 
for two technicians for the 2015 field season (April-early August). Work 
may include, but is not limited to locating and monitoring Piping Plover 
and/or American Oystercatcher nests and chicks to determine reproductive 
success; closely coordinating field work and schedules with partners and 
volunteers; putting up and maintaining string fencing and signs around 
nesting areas; erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; 
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. 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. The candidates chosen for these 
positions will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 35 hours). 
Weekend and holiday work will be required. Technicians will be required 
to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are located on 
both eastern and western Long Island. Travel will be reimbursed. 
Essential Functions: -Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Coordinator in monitoring and protecting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, 
and/or American Oystercatchers. -Participate in nest searching and 
monitoring of reproductive success. -Monitor and record behavior of 
nesting birds. -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: B.S. in biology (or related field) 
or pursuing degree and/or prior experience with shorebirds is preferred. 
Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in adverse conditions 
(hot, humid, buggy). Must possess a good work ethic, and an ability to 
work unsupervised is required. Must be able to walk long distances (up 
to 7 miles) and drive personal vehicle to both eastern and western Long 
Island field sites. To Apply: MUST APPLY VIA AUDUBON'S JOB PORTAL 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2400/seasonal-field-technician/job

POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS  at Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program 
(SHARP).  Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org  Location: MA, CT, NY, 
NJ, VA.  Job Type: Temporary.  Job Description: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS 
needed to conduct tidal-marsh bird research along the New England and 
mid-Atlantic coasts! 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 
northeastern US 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 passive and broadcast point-count surveys for 
marsh birds in selected tidal marshes. Saltmarsh vegetation surveys will 
also be conducted at each location. Positions are available in coastal 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York (Long Island), New Jersey, and 
Virginia. Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have prior experience 
with point-count and broadcast surveys and will be willing to work long 
hours in remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting insects, 
wading, 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. A general knowledge of marsh vegetation will also be helpful. New 
Jersey and Virginia positions require significant motorboat experience; 
applicants should describe boat experience in their application letter 
and include an additional reference that can attest to boating skills. 
Positions will begin mid-April to early May 2015 and conclude late July 
- early August 2015. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter 
with three references to (EM: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org). Specify 
desired state/s in subject line of email.

ACTING ONTARIO PROGRAM MANAGER  at Bird Studies Canada.  Website: 
http://birdscanada.org/about/jobs/ Location: Canada.  Duration: 13 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2015. Job 
Description: Bird Studies Canada seeks applicants for a one-year 
contract, covering a parental leave, to serve as the Acting Ontario 
Program Manager. Supervising a team of nine staff and based in Ontario, 
the manager maintains and develops a suite of bird monitoring, 
stewardship and conservation programs across the province. Current 
projects include the Toronto Urban Bird Program, SwiftWatch, the Great 
Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program, the Forest Birds at Risk Program, Aerial 
Insectivore research and conservation projects, and the Education 
Program. During the course of the next year, the Acting Ontario Program 
Manager will be responsible for staff supervision, project oversight, 
budget, planning and financing of projects, usually through contracts 
awarded to BSC. The manager also seeks out new opportunities for 
projects and undertakes some project work directly, including fieldwork. 
The role includes taking the lead responsibility for maintaining and 
developing the region’s funding base for the year following the work 
year, i.e., for 2016-17. The Acting Ontario Program Manager is based out 
of BSC’s Ontario office in Port Rowan and reports to BSC’s President. 
The Coordinator may be required to travel throughout Ontario and Canada, 
or further abroad, for meetings and should also be available to work 
occasional weekends or evenings. The position is being staffed as a 
13-month position, beginning mid-June to early July. Duties and 
responsibilities The ON Program Manager or designated staff will: 1) 
Ensure annual operating plans are developed for ON Regional Programs, 
assist with the development of operating plans for national initiatives, 
and participate in regular reviews to ensure that operating targets are 
being met and that efforts are being targeted to highest priorities. 2) 
Prepare annual income and expense budgets for ON Programs, including the 
general administration of such programs. In consultation with BSC’s 
Chief Financial Officer, the ON Program Manager monitors expenditures 
against approved budget. 3) Supervise project staff and help develop and 
implement all ON region programs and projects. 4) Recommend new regional 
and/or national programs for consideration. 5) Take lead responsibility 
to maintain and develop new financial resources for the implementation 
of ON programs. 6) Act as BSC’s primary contact with CWS, OMNR, and 
regional NGOs in Ontario. 7) Represent BSC on regional and national 
working groups and technical advisory committees. 8) Coordinate/write 
program-related articles for publication in BirdWatch Canada; work with 
the Communications Manager to prepare and distribute press releases. 9) 
Coordinate the maintenance of current information on ON Region Programs 
on BSC’s web. 10) Recruit, hire and supervise support staff as 
necessary. 11) Other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: Essential 
Qualifications - M. Sc. plus relevant experience - Experience 
coordinating monitoring, research and stewardship programs, particularly 
for migratory bird conservation - Experience designing and developing 
conservation and research projects - Experience managing personnel - 
Experience fundraising and managing operating budgets (up to 1 million 
annually) - Experience working with multi-agency committees to deliver 
initiatives - Strong familiarity with conservation issues related to 
migratory birds - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - 
Problem-solving skills and initiative - Ability to juggle competing 
priorities and deadlines Asset Qualifications - Experience developing 
stewardship projects and/or working with the forestry sector - Strong 
data analysis skills, including competency with R - Ability to identify 
most Ontario birds by sight and sound - Record of peer-reviewed 
publications - Bilingual; able to communicate in French  To apply send a 
short cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, as well as your 
resume or CV, plus two references to (EM: kwilcox AT birdscanada.org). 
Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and 
experience will not be considered. While Bird Studies Canada welcomes 
all applications, only those applicants who are selected for an 
interview will be contacted.

SEABIRD SEASONAL FIELD ASSISTANT  at Humboldt State University / Point 
Blue Conservation Science.  Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife or 
http://www.pointblue.org Location: Arcata, CA.  Duration: 3 Months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 
2015.  Job Description: One or two seabird seasonal field assistants are 
sought to work on a seasonal seabird monitoring project for Pigeon 
Guillemot (Cepphus columba), Common Murre (Uria aalge), cormorants 
(Phalacrocorax spp.), and other seabird species along the remote, 
rugged, and beautiful northern California coast. This project is part of 
the North Coast Marine Protected Area Baseline Program (see 
http://oceanspaces.org) and is a collaboration between Humboldt State 
University (http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife), Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO; http://www.pointblue.org), and Crescent Coastal 
Research. The primary purpose of this project is to establish baselines 
for seabird monitoring metrics, and to evaluate initial response of 
seabirds to newly-established North Coast Marine Protected Areas. The 
successful applicants will be willing to work long and unusual hours in 
the field, often in poor weather conditions. The primary duties will 
consist of conducting shore-based population, foraging, and nesting bird 
surveys from approximately Point Arena to the Oregon border. Applicants 
with demonstrable experience conducting seabird surveys or monitoring, 
or with applicable experience and knowledge of similar techniques are 
preferred. Interest in ornithology and seabirds in particular is also 
preferred. Applicants with experience working independently, entering 
and managing data, and in remote field settings may also receive 
preference. Hours: Seasonal, full-time positions, no benefits. Duration: 
15 April to 15 July 2015 (approximately 3 months). Wage: Approximately 
$1733/month. Employer: Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs 
Foundation, the research auxiliary of Humboldt State University.   
Qualifications: Minimum requirements: 1) A bachelor’s degree or 
demonstrable successful progress toward a bachelor’s degree in 
biological sciences or a related discipline; 2) current valid driver’s 
license; 3) ability to hike to remote field sites along the sometimes 
rugged, but always beautiful, California coast. To Apply: Applicants 
should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) résumé; and 3) names, telephone 
numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please 
submit a letter of interest and materials via email to DAN BARTON at 
(EM: north.coast.seabirds AT gmail.com). However, applications must be 
also submitted via mail; no email-only applications can be accepted. 
Send to: Daniel Barton Department of Wildlife Humboldt State University 
1 Harpst Street Arcata, CA 95521 Closing Date: Applications must be 
postmarked by 15 March 2015 for full consideration. Incomplete 
applications cannot receive responses or consideration. While email 
materials are accepted, you must also mail applications to the above 
address for full consideration.

SIERRA TO THE SEA INTERNSHIP  at Point Blue Conservation Science. 
Website: http://www.pointblue.org/  Location: Petaluma, CA and Chester, 
CA.  Duration: 4-5 months; from about March 16 to August 7.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 9 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO Conservation 
Science) is seeking an intern to train with scientists in both our San 
Francisco Bay and Sierra groups, based in Petaluma and Chester, CA. 
Point Blue has been working in San Francisco Bay and the Sierra for over 
two decades and has become an engaged partner, working with many local 
and regional organizations with a goal of restoration of, and making 
forward-thinking management recommendations for, tidal marsh and meadow 
habitat. The Sierra to the Sea Climate-Smart Restoration Internship is 
focused on gaining practical knowledge of climate adaptation strategies 
and acquiring the skills to implement, assess and promote those 
strategies in tidal marsh and meadow habitats. The internship will 
involve 2-3 months in San Francisco Bay followed by 2-3 months in the 
Sierra. The San Francisco Bay portion will focus on the ecology and 
restoration of tidal wetland habitats including in-the-field training, 
learning about climate-smart restoration strategies, and understanding 
and using Point Blue’s online data management and conservation planning 
tools. In the Sierra, the internship will focus on the ecology and 
restoration of montane meadow habitats, the headwaters of the Bay. Here 
the intern will receive further training on identifying, surveying, and 
nest searching for bird species that breed in montane meadows, as well 
as exposure to our local partners and interaction with a large and 
active group of seasonal field biologists. The internship will also 
include training on giving effective presentations, facilitating 
collaborative meetings, communicating about climate change, and other 
skills necessary to develop, implement and promote effective 
conservation solutions. Interns will learn key concepts and skills in 
the following areas: • Field methods in ecological and conservation 
research with emphasis on point counts, nest monitoring and territory 
mapping of songbirds • Understanding the scientific process and the role 
of natural history observation in guiding meaningful research and 
conservation • Critical thinking and evaluation of research and 
conservation • Climate-smart conservation • Best practices in science 
interpretation • Skills and advances in data management and data 
integrity At the end of the internship, interns will demonstrate 
synthesis of their new knowledge by completing a final project.  
Qualifications: Self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to 
spend long hours in the field and office are required. Ideal candidates 
will have a background in ecology, environmental studies, or related 
(college graduate or equivalent preferred); with a willingness to work 
with partners, a desire to improve upon professional skills needed to 
facilitate conservation action, and a desire to help develop and improve 
upon Point Blue’s existing tools, which land managers will use to apply 
climate-smart practices on the ground. Participants must be able to work 
independently as well as in groups. A functioning pair of binoculars is 
required. These internships will require the use of a personal vehicle, 
current proof of insurance, a driver's license and an acceptable driving 
record. Any use of personal vehicles will be reimbursed at a standard 
per-mile rate. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. To Apply: 
Please send an email containing the following items: a letter of 
interest (describing why you’d like this internship, previous experience 
with field research, dates of availability, and whether or not you have 
a vehicle); a resume; and contact information for three references to 
MEGAN ELROD (EM: melrod AT pointblue.org) and BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos 
AT pointblue.org). Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity 
employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees 
because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual 
orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise 
qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an 
uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by 
applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants 
with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the 
interview process.


VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT-YUKON KUSKOKWIM DELTA  at U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Management.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/alaska/mbsp/mbm/waterfowl/waterfowl.htm Location: 
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska.  Duration: 3 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Nest Plot Survey serves as the 
primary monitoring tool to measure recovery of the threatened spectacled 
eider in western Alaska. Since 1982, the survey has also provided data 
on nesting phenology, nest density, distribution and habitat selection 
of Pacific Flyway geese, ducks, and other waterbirds. During 
mid-incubation, pairs of biologists search for all waterfowl nests in 
randomly selected plots near Hazen Bay, Alaska. At each nest, crews 
record the species, clutch size, evidence of predation, and stage of 
incubation. Data from spectacled eider nests is integrated with aerial 
survey results to produce a nesting population estimate. This estimate 
is then compared to recovery criteria specified in the Spectacled Eider 
Recovery Plan. Start dates are dependent on spring breakup and 
initiation of nesting. Typically this means a start date of May 25, 
although start dates have been as late as June 10 in some years.   
Qualifications: Basic waterfowl identification skills required. 
Participants must have the ability to thrive in a remote part of Alaska 
in the absence of all modern amenities at the field site including 
running water, toilets, electricity, artificial heat, etc. All crew 
members must be in very good physical condition. Participants will work 
very long days and walk many miles in wet vegetation and deep mud. Crews 
may experience sub-freezing temperatures, high winds, persistent 
precipitation and biting insects. To Apply: Send a resume and brief 
personal introduction to: (EM: Julian_Fischer AT fws.gov)

REPRESENTATIVE, ROCKIES AND PLAINS PROGRAM  at Defenders of Wildlife.  
Website: http://www.defenders.org  Location: Denver, CO. Duration: 
open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 24 March 2015.  Job 
Description: BASIC SUMMARY: This professional-level position is 
responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing strategic plan 
objectives and strategies for the Rockies and Plains Program, with a 
focus in the Southern Rockies on riparian and stream habitat; species 
listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); priority species, 
including native fish and amphibians; and sustainable public lands 
management. Conservation priorities include: 1) restoring, protecting, 
and enhancing habitats for riparian/stream-dependent ESA and Defenders’ 
priority species on public, tribal and private lands; 2) restoring and 
increasing populations of native imperiled fish and 
riparian/stream-dependent ESA and key species; 3) maintaining and 
improving the conservation and management of public lands in the 
Southern Rockies and Great Plains including through riparian/stream 
protections and buffers, road removal/management, livestock grazing 
management and habitat connectivity; 4) and conserving species listed 
under the ESA and Defenders’ priority species. The Southern Rockies 
Representative works with other staff members in the Rockies and Plains 
Program and throughout Defenders in implementing the overall mission and 
goals of Defenders, and may be responsible for additional imperiled 
wildlife-related conservation and other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work with private landowners, tribes and 
federal and state managers on the conservation and restoration of 
priority species and habitats including riparian and stream habitat and 
associated ESA species and imperiled native fish and amphibians. • 
Influence federal, state, and local wildlife policies and land 
management for species listed under the ESA and priority species and 
their habitats through administrative, legislative, judicial, and other 
forums, using a range of strategies including: - Seeking policy and 
programmatic changes by relevant state and federal agencies, with a 
particular focus on National Forest Service and Bureau of Land 
Management lands - Recommending litigation where appropriate and 
providing technical support for such litigation - Recommending and 
facilitating species restoration and reintroduction projects as 
appropriate - Direct and grassroots lobbying of the U.S. Congress and 
appropriate legislatures; • Establish effective relationships with other 
relevant stakeholders, including partnerships as appropriate; • 
Represent Defenders and Defenders’ interests to the public, the media, 
and key decision-makers; • Represent Defenders in selected working 
groups, committees, and processes; • Work with landowners on target 
imperiled species and habitats on species recovery, promoting 
human-wildlife coexistence and tolerance for imperiled wildlife on the 
landscape; • Inform the public and members on key issues through 
mailings, e-mail alerts, social media, dissemination of educational 
materials, and Defenders magazine; • Work with Defenders’ National 
Headquarters staff to provide information to members, foundations, and 
other donors, and help identify and develop potential sources of funding 
to support work activities and Defenders’ priorities; • Assist in 
developing a network of experts and grassroots activists to assist 
Defenders in accomplishing its objectives; • Identify key information 
relating to policy, strategy, and decision-making, and communicate it as 
appropriate and in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor and other 
relevant staff members; • Supervise support staff, volunteers, and 
contractors as necessary; • Perform all other related duties as 
assigned.  QUALIFICATIONS: • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or 
equivalent in resource management, policy, education, law, or other 
related discipline; advanced degree preferred. • Experience: 5+ years of 
experience working toward wildlife, resource, or related conservation, 
and demonstrated knowledge of natural resources issues and policy. 
Experience in aquatic biology or aquatic species and habitat 
conservation preferred. • An equivalent combination of education and 
experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific 
education and experience listed above. • Other: • Excellent verbal and 
written communications skills • Ability to work independently to 
initiate project ideas as well as to manage them through to completion • 
Ability to work constructively as a member of a team PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly 
required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so; • 
Ability to walk in natural areas including mountainous terrain to 
perform field work on occasion. WORK ENVIRONMENT: • General office 
working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually 
quiet; • Occasional field working conditions involving walking in 
mountainous terrain; • Some domestic travel is required.  HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested applicants please reference Representative, Rockies and 
Plains Program position in your subject line and submit a letter of 
interest, along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail 
(EM:  HR AT defenders.org).

SUMMER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Regina.  Location: 
Northwestern Ontario.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: I am looking at 
where Common Nighthawks occur in the boreal forest, particularly burned 
vs unburned forest. Nighthawks are a threatened species in Canada, and 
virtually no work has been done to determine boreal populations, which 
are expected to be high. Not only will this project help determine 
population numbers and habitat selection, but I also plan to look at 
diet selection. I will be doing point counts to answer these questions, 
but also plan to capture and band nighthawks and take fecal samples. We 
will be living comfortably at a nearby mine site where there is 
internet, cell reception, a cafeteria (yes, room and board is 
included!), and a gym. Transportation from Regina, as well as any 
required training, will be covered. Duties: The field technician will 
survey for and help capture Common Nighthawks, enter data, and assist 
with other general project duties. Why you should apply for this job: If 
you love birds, working outdoors, new situations, and getting to 
experience rugged scenery exceptionally few people experience, then this 
job is for you! There is access to premier fishing, and we’ll be hiking 
virtually every day as we complete our surveys. You will have the 
opportunity to expand your bird ID skills, handle and study a 
fascinating species, and add a research job to your resume. As an added 
bonus, you’ll likely walk away with some jingle in your pocket, since 
there really isn’t anywhere to spend your hard-earned cash! Why you 
should not apply for this job: If you prefer being indoors, or close to 
a city and your friends, or if you need your weekends free, or if 
scrambling through the bush and wearing a bug jacket and bug spray isn’t 
your thing, then you probably should avoid this job. It is not for the 
faint of heart!   Qualifications: Congenial personality, sense of 
humour, and enthusiasm for field work – basically, we need to get along. 
Willingness to remain in a very remote area for the entirety of the 
project. An appreciation for the importance of solid, accurate data 
collection. Tolerance of bugs (mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, 
deer flies), heat, rain, and difficult terrain. Bird identification 
skills preferred, but not essential. Bird banding/handling experience 
preferred, but not essential. To Apply: Send your cover letter and 
resume with three references (please include email addresses and phone 
numbers for your references) to (EM: gabriel.j.foleyATgmail.com). The 
position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is chosen.

POINT COUNT SURVEY FIELD ASSISTANTS  at the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory.  Location: Idaho and SE Utah.  Duration: early May – late 
July, 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4. Job 
Description: POINT COUNT SURVEY FIELD ASSISTANTS (4) needed for a study 
of breeding birds across Idaho and SE Utah (roughly early May – late 
July, 2015) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State 
University. Duties consist of standardized point count surveys (all 
species) and data entry. Field assistants will travel across diverse 
habitats including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane 
forest, alpine, and pinyon-juniper. Hundreds of bird species will be 
encountered. We will work with applicants to accommodate which state 
they prefer to work in.    Qualifications of applicants should include: 
1) ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight AND sound 
(sound is very important), 2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 
3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) willingness to give your all. 
This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). 
Hourly rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (plus per diem which amounts to at least 
another $1,000 over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate 
by ~$3.) Applicants must be comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the 
time) in some remote but beautiful areas that can include predators 
(bears, wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also be physically fit 
and able to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain and dealing with 
thick vegetation at times. To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, 
and at least three references (with phone # AND e-mail address) via 
e-mail to (EM: jaycarlisle AT boisestate.edu AND jessicapollock AT 
boisestate.edu). Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible.

Subject: Birdjobs -- February 25, 2015
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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:49:01 -0500
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VOLUNTEER RAPTOR MONITOR – 1 volunteer needed to monitor raptors in 
Yellowstone National Park from April 6-July 31. Applicants must be 
available for the entire season. Volunteers will be monitoring nesting 
golden eagles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, and 
ospreys. Approximately 90% of work will be in the field and will vary 
daily from road based surveys (minimal hiking) to extended backcountry 
trips of ~14 miles per day for up to 7 days. Applicants should be in 
good physical condition and patient since we will observe breeding 
raptors for up to 4 hours at a time in sometimes cold and windy 
conditions, especially in the early season. We’re looking for someone 
with a good attitude and aptitude for learning new skills. Preference 
will be given to applicants with demonstrated outdoor experience and 
experience conducting wildlife surveys. Stipend: $20/day; housing 
included. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references in a SINGLE 
DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT named with your last and first name (e.g. 
Baril_Lisa.pdf) to (EM: Lisa_Baril AT partner.nps.gov). Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received.

ARCTIC RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed to assist in nutritional and 
population ecology studies of lesser snow, Ross's, and cackling geese, 
and king eiders and long-tailed ducks in Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird 
Sanctuary in the central Canadian arctic (67º 14' N, 100º 15' W). DUTIES 
include snow surveys, anatomical dissections, measuring and candling 
eggs, nest searching islands for sea duck nests and capture of hens, 
helicopter-assisted goose banding, surveys for non-waterfowl species, 
general camp chores. DATES approximately 25 May to 15 August 2015, with 
some flexibility. Positions are VOLUNTEER, but travel, accommodations, 
and food are provided. Although bird identification skills are 
essential, prior research experience is not necessary; we seek 
individuals who are tolerant and flexible to varying personalities and 
working conditions (rudimentary living conditions with little privacy, 
inclement weather, mosquitoes, hiking up to 30 km/day over challenging 
terrain, pulling boats over crumbing ice, working in bear country, 
travel by various aircraft), able to take initiative with tasks both in 
the field and back at camp, and in good physical condition with 
extensive outdoor experience. First aid/CPR certification and Pleasure 
Craft Operator license are required; experience with boats and firearms 
a definite plus. Due to immigration challenges, only Canadian citizens 
and residents will be considered. For more information, please contact 
DANA KELLETT at Environment Canada (EM: dana.kellett AT ec.gc.ca).

SPECIES AT RISK INTERN – Kirtland’s Warbler Tour Guide - Position 
located in Grayling, MI, May 4 – July 4, 2015. Employed by Michigan 
Audubon, the Kirtland’s Warbler Tour Guide will lead the public 
Kirtland’s Warbler tours from Grayling, MI.  The guide will be 
responsible for developing a high level of knowledge of all aspects of 
Kirtland’s Warbler identification, biology, history and management, in 
preparation for leading the public tour.  The guide is also responsible 
for leading the tour in all types of conditions, including biting 
insects and cold, windy weather.  At times it may be necessary to wait 
up to 2-3 hours with participants to see a Kirtland’s Warbler.  
Typically, about 98-99% of participants get a view of a Kirtland’s 
Warbler, and the guide will be responsible for maintaining this level of 
excellence.  Compensation is $1,200/month for a total amount of $2,480 
for the 62 day period. Lodging is provided during the period of 
employment.  Send letter of interest and resume by March 31 to WENDY 
TATAR (EM: wendyt AT michiganaudubon.org).

KING RAIL SURVEY TECHNICIANS – Hiring two technicians to assist with a 
Master’s project at University of Delaware conducting secretive marsh 
bird (SMB) surveys in the Delmarva Peninsula (DE and NE MD) with an 
emphasis on searching for King Rails.  Surveys consist of point count 
surveys using the National Marsh Bird Monitoring protocol, which 
consists of a five-minute passive listening period followed by a 
playback sequence of SMB calls.  All species of birds utilizing the 
marsh are recorded, with information on call rates recorded for focal 
species.  Upon detection of a King Rail, additional data will be 
collected.  Rapid assessment vegetation surveys will be conducted at all 
survey points.  We will also be capturing rails in order to obtain 
tissue samples for genetic analysis. Preferred applicants will have 
prior marsh field work experience, ability to differentiate between King 
and Clapper Rails, prior bird banding experience, and knowledge of marsh 
vegetation. Applicants must have a working knowledge of northeastern 
bird identification by sight and sound.   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 as weather dictates.  Field work occurs very early morning, and 
field conditions are often challenging.  There is extensive kayaking and 
some boat work involved in this work; applicants must be comfortable 
around boats and water. Free housing and vehicles will be available, 
salary is $12/hour.  Positions will begin mid-April to early May 2015 
and conclude late July - early August 2015. To apply, please send a 
resume and cover letter with three references to TIM FREIDAY (EM: 
tfreiday AT udel.edu).  E-mail is the preferred method of contact but 
you may contact me via phone at (PH: 908-339-7480) if you have any 
questions about the positions.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGISTS (3) needed for a study of Canada Warblers in 
western North Carolina.  TECHNICIANS (2): Experience banding, extracting 
small passerines from mist nets, and conducting point surveys is 
required. Position requires good color vision, ability to identify 
eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike and work alone in 
rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian 
ecology. Duties will include: Point-counts, target banding Canada 
warblers, passive netting passerine species, re-sighting color banded 
warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and data entry. 
Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a 
positive attitude for long days in the field with biting insects. Field 
work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid-July. A stipend of 
$1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with experience, will be provided in 
addition to housing.  INTERN (1): The ability to identify most eastern 
birds by sight and sound required.  Experience banding and extracting 
small passerines from mist nets is preferred. Position requires good 
color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the 
ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather 
conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Duties will include: 
Point-counts, passive netting passerine species, re-sighting color 
banded warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and data 
entry. A stipend of $800 per month will be provided in addition to 
housing. By the end of the season interns will have gained quality 
experience collecting data for large long-term avian ecology projects.  
Technicians and interns will have opportunities to assist with an 
adjacent long-term study of black-throated blue warblers.     To apply, 
send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to SAM MERKER 
(EM: cardellina.canadensis AT gmail.com). Please include your last name 
and which position you are applying for in the subject of your email. 
Applications will be considered as they are received. Hiring decisions 
will be made by March 4.
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at the  Smithsonian and US Forest Service. Web 
Address: http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com Location: Springfield / 
Amherst, MA Duration: 2.5 - 3 months Job type: seasonal Job title: Avian 
Field Technician Job description: Avian field technician needed for 
research studying the ecology of birds in urban/suburban environments in 
Springfield, MA. Neighborhood Nestwatch is a Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center citizen science program that takes place in backyards and 
schoolyards within a growing number of regional centers along the 
Eastern seaboard. It is a community-based research project and is an 
opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental 
education. This work requires an ability to communicate ecology to a 
wide range of ages and capture birds in urban/suburban settings. Most 
work is done in backyards but occasional team visits to underserved 
youth groups and schools are involved where banding demonstrations and 
complementary outreach activities are conducted (see Urban Nestwatch). 
Daily duties include early morning mist-netting, point counts, outreach 
to homeowners and school children, organizing site visits and vegetation 
sampling. Vehicles for research activities provided. Qualifications: 
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) Must be able to work with homeowners and teachers on 
organizing site visits. 7) Meticulous data entry and other 
office-related tasks. 8) Must have a valid driver’s license. Salary: 
$1600 - $1800, DOE per month; housing within the Amherst, MA area is 
available but not provided. # of positions: 2 Application Instructions: 
Please send cover letter that includes detailed information on banding 
experience, resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for three 
references to SUSANNAH LERMAN (EM: slerman AT cns.umass.edu) Application 
deadline: 3/20/15 or until filled

SEASONAL FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST POSITION,   Corvus Ecological Consulting, 
LLC  (URL: http://corvusecological.com/).     Corvus Ecological 
Consulting is seeking several qualified field ornithologists to monitor 
Common Ravens (Corvus corax) and raptors and their effects on desert 
tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the Mohave Desert region of Southern 
California. Duration of the project will be from approximately March 16 
through June 26.  Applicant review will begin immediately.  Work is full 
time up to 10 hours per day Monday through Friday.  Field workers will 
be required to camp (often alone) in remote portions of the study area.  
Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, hiking in rough 
terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes.  Housing will not be 
provided.  We seek applicants with the following qualifications: **Prior 
avian field experience and demonstrable birding skills (specifically 
raptor identification); **Prior camping experience and possession of 
personal camping equipment; **Minimum of B.S. in Biology or 5 years 
experience in field ornithology; **Ability to work independently in 
remote field sites; **Skill and experience with topographic maps, GPS 
units, and compass.; **Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and 
experience driving 4WD vehicle.; **Excellent organizational skills and 
attention to detail  The following qualifications are preferred, but not 
required:  **Prior field experience with desert tortoise; **Prior 
experience in the Mohave Desert of Southern California or Nevada; 
**Advanced birding skills; **Personal field equipment such as gps units, 
binoculars, spotting scopes, and ipod Touch or smartphone (Apple or 
Android); **Botanical knowledge of the Mohave Desert region; 
**Experience with field data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other 
handheld data collection systems; **Wilderness First Responder training 
Compensation will be dependent upon experience but will range from 
$15-20 plus a daily per diem stipend of $50.  If a candidate has a 
reliable 4WD vehicle a fuel card will be provided as well as a wear and 
tear stipend.  Otherwise a vehicle will be provided.  To apply please 
send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers 
and email addresses to (EM: admin AT corvusecological.com).  References, 
cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications 
outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience with any or 
all of them. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document 
or a zip file of separate documents.  Applications will be accepted 
until the positions are filled.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) SPECIALIST  – Area West 
Environmental, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm in the 
Sacramento area seeking to fill a full-time Geographic Information 
Systems (GIS) Specialist position.  Responsibilities include, but are 
not limited to:  **Preparing project graphics:  **obtaining special data 
from a variety of different sources and developing and managing 
associated databases;  **preparing field maps and map-based report 
graphics;  **digitizing aerial and hand-drawn images; **processing basic 
spatial analysis and running statistical calculations;  **performing 
cartographic functions in GIS; **designing, creating, and maintaining 
geodatabases;  **converting and managing CAD files in a GIS 
environment;  **modeling of natural environment and project-related 
features based on CAD/GIS base layers to characterize site conditions, 
complete suitability analyses, and conduct habitat assessments;  
**transferring data to clients and reviewing agencies; and  
**coordinating with field staff in downloading, correcting, plotting, 
and integrating GPS data files into GIS.

Job Requirements/Basic Qualifications:  **Bachelor’s degree in 
geography, biological resources, planning, computer science, 
environmental sciences, or related scientific field with a strong 
emphasis in GIS/AutoCAD or equivalent experience.   **Minimum of 2 years 
of experience in the environmental/engineering field developing figures 
and conducting spatial analyses with a GIS Program or AutoCAD.   
**Strong proficiency in ArcGIS; Knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcInfo, ArcCAD; 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. **Basic understanding of 
cartography and cartographic functions in GIS.  **Good organizational 
skills, ability to work on multiple tasks in a growing, but small 
working environment.  **Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with 
the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary 
team.  **Strong time management skills – needs to possess the ability to 
prioritize and meet deadlines.  **Self-motivated with a work ethic that 
recognizes the importance of punctuality and initiative; detail 
oriented; and resourceful.  **Ability to work independently and exercise 
independent judgment.  **Previous consulting background preferred. 
**Python or other script writing capabilities preferred.  **Ability to 
work hours other than 9-5, if needed  **Must be authorized to work in 
the U.S. without company sponsorship.  **Must have own transportation, 
valid California Driver’s license, clean driving record, and proof of 
insurance.   Area West Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer located in Orangevale, California. For more information about 
our firm, visit http:\\www.areawest.net. If interested in applying for 
this position, please send a resume and cover letter to (EM: frontdesk 
AT areawest.net).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER at the Alaska SeaLife Center. 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:  This position is responsible for 
conducting research at the Alaska SeaLife Center under mentorship of 
project PI.  Areas of research involve quantitative ecology, ecological 
modeling, and structured decision analysis.   This position is funded 
for up to two years with the intention to seek funding for an additional 
year. Education and Experience Requirements:  PhD. degree in zoology, 
wildlife biology, marine biology or a related relevant field. 
Proficiency and experience in quantitative ecology, including 
proficiency in at least one of the three primary areas of quantitative 
expertise used in structured decision making: modeling, estimation and 
optimization. Experience in spatial analysis desirable. Responsibilities 
(include but are not limited to):  1. Independently manages, or assists 
lead scientist on designated research projects including project plans, 
grant proposals, budgets, and permits.  2.       Designs observations 
and data collection systems, and carries out scientific data collection 
and statistical analysis of data collected.  3.       Participates in 
integrated research projects using a decision-theoretic framework, 
incorporating information from research data, population models, and 
feasibility analyses into a synthetic framework to aid planning. 
Feasibility studies may involve risk analyses and habitat assessments, 
and method development may involve advancement of modeling approaches, 
characterization of optimal solutions for decision problems, and 
elicitation of objectives from diverse stakeholder groups.  4.       
Participates in a research team using conceptual ecological modeling to 
integrate information and synthesize knowledge for large 
interdisciplinary research programs. 5.      May participate in other 
research projects involving foraging and movement ecology, with a focus 
on the relationship between environmental conditions, foraging behavior, 
and vital rates.   6.       Travels within the U.S. to work with 
partners and collaborators.   7.       Assists in preparation of 
proposals, reports, posters, presentations, and scientific publications, 
and takes a lead role as assigned.   8.       Supervises personnel 
matters as assigned.  9.       Represents the research programs to 
private, local, state, or federal agencies in collaboration with lead 
scientist.  10.   Maintains compliance with all applicable permits. This 
is a full-time position. ASLC offers a competitive wage (DOE) and 
benefits package. Apply by:  Open until filled, application review 
begins March 1, 2015. Start Date:  ASAP. Apply at 
http://www.alaskasealife.org on the Employment page and upload cover 
letter, CV and include three professional references.  EO/AA Employer

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT: HUMMINGBIRD RESEARCH – Project: 
Hummingbird Spatial Foraging Behavior with Tulane University, Dept. of 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.  Location: Wayqecha Biological Station, 
Manu National Park, Peru  Dates: July 12- Aug 31 (roughly).   Deadline 
to Apply: May 1, 2015.  Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/manupicaflor/proyecto-picaflor 
Description: Research will focus on the relationship between avian 
nectar robbers (genus: Diglossa) and the territorial hummingbird species 
Aglaeactis cupripennis. Field work will involve mist-netting and 
handling of hummingbirds and other passerines, as well as radio 
telemetry of hummingbirds.   Experience: Must be either pursuing a 
degree in biological sciences or related field, or already have one. 
Some experience with rugged field work highly recommended, 
undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants with prior 
mist-netting experience and/or radio telemetry experience will also be 
preferred, but these are not required to apply.    TO APPLY: Please send 
a short cover letter, your resume, and the names and emails of 3 
references to (EM: jhazlehu AT tulane.edu).

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for cuckoo study in China.  Location: Liaohe 
river delta, Liaoning, China  Duration:  10 weeks  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 10 April 2015.  Job Description: Two highly 
motivated field technicians needed to assist with a research project 
investigating the co-evolution between Common cuckoo and its two hosts, 
the Oriental reed warbler and Reed parrotbill in Liaohe river delta, 
Liaoning, China . This is a 10-week position starting May 20, 2015. 
Field duties will include conducting standardized early morning 
broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, re-sighting 
color-banded individuals, and using targeted mist net techniques to 
capture, color-band, and collect blood samples, video recording, habitat 
sampling, and data entry. You will work with two other friendly 
undergraduates during the project. We have a good research base on the 
study site and will pay local travel tickets and accommodation. A work 
vehicle will also be provided by the project.     Qualifications:  
Applicants must have previous field experience with breeding birds and a 
bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science or related field. 
Applicant should also be able to identify songbirds by sight and sound. 
Experience with avian brood parasitism and the ability to travel by 
motor are highly preferred. Must be detail-oriented and careful with 
data collection. Strong applicants will also have a passion for spending 
early mornings (and some late evenings) observing birds, adverse weather 
conditions, and be able to swim. The ability to communicate with private 
land owners and public land managers, navigate using GPS, and work well 
in teams (especially paired with a partner) is also a must. Previous 
nest searching experience, coastal and/or wetland experience also 
preferred. To Apply:  Please send a cover letter highlighting your 
related field experience, a resume, your earliest starting date, and 
contact information of three references to: Ph.D DONGLAI LI (EM: 
lidonglaibnu AT163.com) Liaoning University.

ONE GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP  - Ecology of Scaled Quail in the Chihuahuan 
Desert.  One graduate assistantship will be available starting August, 
2015 to work on Scaled Quail demography, seasonal habitat use, and 
effects of climate on nest success in the Chihuahuan Desert in southern 
New Mexico.  The successful applicant will be supported for three years 
on a graduate assistantship, but will be encouraged to accept semester 
long teaching assistantships, as they become available, outside of field 
seasons for additional experience. The most qualified applicants will 
have wildlife related field experience, including but not limited to, 
telemetry, working independently at remote field sites, supervising 
technicians, and demonstrated skills in data organization, data 
analysis, and writing. Primary duties will include trapping, banding, 
attaching transmitters, tracking quail, vegetation sampling, assisting 
with the preparation of quarterly and annual project reports, and 
presentations for scientific audiences.  The successful applicant must 
be willing to work, sometimes long hours, under variable climatic 
conditions and be comfortable camping at remote locations for one to two 
night intervals.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. in 
Wildlife, Biology, Conservation Biology or similar area with a combined 
GPA of 3.0 or higher. Direct experience with field studies that involved 
trapping, tracking, and handling of birds is highly desirable. 
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV/Resume, unofficial 
undergraduate transcripts, and GRE scores (preferably as one pdf 
document) to Dr. SCOTT CARLETON in the New Mexico Cooperative Fish & 
Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University (EM: carleton AT 
nmsu.edu or as a last resort to NMSU, MSC 4901, Las Cruces, NM 88003).  
If you are selected as a finalist for the position, you will be asked to 
provide three letters of reference.


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW: Quantitative molecular ecologist to study 
telomere dynamics in fairy-wrens  ORGANIZATION: Monash University  
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia  Start date: between April and Sep 2015  
A/Prof Anne Peters at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 
collaboration with Prof Simon Verhulst, Groningen University, The 
Netherlands, is seeking an experienced Quantitative Molecular Ecologist 
to explore the ecology of molecular senescence (telomere attrition). 
Telomeres shorten as organisms age and short telomeres are associated 
with greater predisposition to diseases, accelerated organismal 
senescence and shorter lifespan. Telomere shortening rate is known to 
vary with external influences and individual quality. This project will 
use longitudinal sampling of telomere length in individual fairy-wrens, 
of known age and pedigree. The telomere information will be combined 
with state of the art statistical methods to study telomere dynamics in 
relation to life-history and ecology, to disentangle effects of 
senescence and selective disappearance, and to assess environmental and 
genetic effects on telomere attrition rate.  As the successful 
candidate, you will join Anne Peters’ group studying behavioral and 
evolutionary ecology of fairy-wrens, based at Monash University 
(Melbourne, Australia). You will be expected to optimize and implement 
existing qPCR protocols for use in fairy-wrens and apply these to 
blood/DNA samples (> 2000 longitudinal samples). You will further be 
expected to maintain consistently high research output in the form of 
quality publications, supervise and train students, develop and submit 
grant proposals to external funding agencies, contribute more generally 
to research activities of the group, and participate in appropriate 
career development activities. The position (Level A, starting salary 
~$75 p.a. with annual increments) is for three years subject to 
satisfactory annual progress.     Requirements:  **A PhD in molecular 
ecology, with extensive experience in qPCR, preferably of telomeres,  
**A publication track record in high-quality journals that clearly 
reflects the ability to conduct and publish research in the field of 
molecular ecology,  **Demonstrated evidence of a strong interest in 
applying state-of-the-art molecular methods to current evolutionary and 
ecological questions with meticulous attention to detail and high 
quality lab work.  ** Strong quantitative skills in the R-environment 
are highly advantageous, especially animal modelling framework,  
**Ability to work independently,  **Enthusiastic about collaborative 
research, **Have the ability to communicate effectively with other 
scientists at the interface of lab and field ecology,  **Have a strong 
command of English.   For further details about the host and institution 
see: https://sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/ 
http://monash.edu/science/about/schools/biological-sciences/ and 
http://www.rug.nl/staff/s.verhulst/     Send a letter of interest about 
your research achievements and interests to ANNE PETERS (EM: anne.peters 
AT monash.edu).  This call for expressions of interest will shortly be 
followed by a call for application through an online application system 
with a short deadline (t.b.a.). Interested suitable candidates are 
strongly encouraged to contact Anne for further information.     AVIAN 
FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Center For Natural Lands Management.  Location: 
Olympia, Washington.  Duration: 1 April to mid-August.  Job Type:  
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-4.   Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is 
hiring four Avian Field Technicians to assist on bird monitoring 
projects in prairie and oak habitats at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) 
in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State.  Projects include: 
1) demographic monitoring of the federally threatened streaked horned 
lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata); 2) demographic monitoring of 
cavity-nesting birds, including western bluebirds; 3) breeding bird 
community study in prairie and oak woodlands.  Primary duties will 
include mapping territories, monitoring nests, resighting color-banded 
birds, and conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects).  
Additional duties include vegetation sampling and data entry.  Pay rate 
is $13-16/hr, DOE. Qualifications: Previous experience working with 
birds is preferred, but not required. Successful applicants should have 
a keen interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate 
excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and in a 
team setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base.  To 
apply submit a detailed letter of interest, current resumé or curriculum 
vitae, and three professional references (names, affiliations, and 
contact information only) as a single document to: (EM: careers-aft AT 
cnlm.org).  The full job announcement can be viewed at: 
http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/.  All applications 
will be acknowledged.

POINT COUNT SURVEY FIELD ASSISTANTS (4) needed for a study of breeding 
birds across Idaho and SE Utah (roughly early May – late July, 2015) 
with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. 
Duties consist of standardized point count surveys (all species) and 
data entry. Field assistants will travel across diverse habitats 
including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane forest, 
alpine, and pinyon-juniper. Hundreds of bird species will be 
encountered. We will work with applicants to accommodate which state 
they prefer to work in. Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) 
ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight AND sound 
(sound is very important), 2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 
3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) willingness to give your all. 
This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). 
Hourly rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (plus per diem which amounts to at least 
another $1,000 over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate 
by ~$3.) Applicants must be comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the 
time) in some remote but beautiful areas that can include predators 
(bears, wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also be physically fit 
and able to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain and dealing with 
thick vegetation at times.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST I, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, 
Inc..  Reports to:   Lead Research Scientist.  Work Week:   Exempt 
position; 40+ hours per week to meet work demands. Revised:   February 
13, 2015.  Duty Station:   Chemult, OR. Duration:    April 15, 2015 
through July 31, 2015.    Salary: $2,100 - $2,400 per month.  
Housing:    Basic housing or stipend provided.    Essential Job 
Functions:  1.   Broadcast call surveys and nest searching for 
black-backed woodpeckers in green/unburned forests. Surveys include 
driving forest roads and walking to points on a grid/transect.  Must be 
able to identify local woodpecker species by auditory or visual cues.  
Must be proficient using Garmin GPS units and have the ability to 
navigate with a combination of maps (either topo or aerial photos) and 
GPS coordinates to locate survey points.  Knowledge of shrub and tree 
flora of the Central Oregon Cascades is preferred.  2.   Develop a 
familiarity with NCASI's mission, policies, practices, and procedures.  
3.   Become acquainted with the environmental issues of the forest 
products industry.  4.   Perform technical project work with significant 
oversight from a manager or a colleague assigned this responsibility.  
5.   Perform routine tests and analyses, individually or by supervising 
the work of support staff.  6. Gather and analyze data and related 
information.  7.   Complete technical reports that are timely, accurate, 
readable and grammatically correct.  8.   Demonstrate competence in an 
appropriate technical specialty area.  9.   Demonstrate an ability to 
work effectively with others toward meeting the goals of the National 
Council.  10.   Read, absorb, process, and communicate complex 
information.  Assist Supervisor in responding to technical queries by 
NCASI clients and others in a competent and timely manner.    11.   
Position will require working outdoors in inclement weather and must be 
able to get to and work from remote locations, drive forest roads, read 
maps, drive snowmobile or ATV as required, navigate through a forested 
landscape, and relate well with the public.  12.   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) 
while following a transect to a pre-determined GPS points.  Additional 
Responsibilities: Undertakes additional activities as assigned by 
Supervisor.          Minimum Qualifications:  1.   Requires 
Baccalaureate degree in wildlife biology or a related field; or 2 years 
of technical training.  2.  Basis data entry experience with Excel   
Additional Qualifications:  1.  Experience with operating 4-wheel drive 
vehicles strongly preferred. 2.  Basic knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS/ArcMap 
is preferred. 3.  Use of ESRI Juno handheld data recorders is 
preferred.          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 23, 2015. Materials 
may be submitted electronically to: (EM: jverschuyl AT ncasi.org).  
NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST I (two positions available), 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:   February 11, 2015 Duty Station: Northwest 
OR (Coast Range); Dallas or McMinnville, OR. Duration: May 11 - August 
30, 2015   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:  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. 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 positions 
will remain open until March 23, 2015. Materials may be submitted 
electronically to (EM: jverschuyl AT ncasi.org).  NCASI is an equal 
opportunity employer.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST II, 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, 2015 Duty Station:  Northwest OR (Coast Range); 
Dallas or McMinnville, OR. Duration:   May - August 2015   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.  Coordinate survey schedules and work 
flow for 2 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. 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 23, 2015. Materials may be submitted electronically to: (EM: 
jverschuyl AT ncasi.org).  NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

CHIP ASSISTANT BANDER POSITION -- 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 
ATgmail.com) with “CHIP Assistant Bander Position” in the subject line

SEASONAL PIPING PLOVER MONITOR, Town of Dennis, MA on Cape Cod. 
Temporary/Seasonal Position.  Website: 
http://dennis.munisselfservice.com/  Salary: minimum hourly rate is 
$10.50.  Start Date: April 1, 2015.    End Date: August 18, 2015. Last 
Date to Apply: 13 Mar 2015. Description:  Monitors and collects data on 
the productivity and behavior of Piping Plovers, and Least and Common 
Terns within the Town of Dennis. Responsibilities include construction 
and maintenance of protective fencing in coordination with DNR staff , 
collecting data on field forms, talking with beachgoers about endangered 
species, and coordination with the Department of Natural Resources and 
Beach Department staff. Attendance at the Annual Waterbird meeting and 
compilation of an annual monitoring report is required.  This is a full 
time position, averaging 40 hours/week. This position requires work 
during early morning hours in addition to extended periods of time at 
the beaches. Applicants may be required to work weekends, holidays and 
must be available for flexible hours (depending on wildlife and 
weather).  Applicants must have their own vehicle. Mileage reimbursement 
will be provided.  Housing is not provided. Qualifications:  Applicant’s 
working towards a degree in wildlife biology/management, ecology, 
zoology, environmental science, biology or related field are preferred.  
Position requires a High School Diploma and demonstrated ability to make 
decisions and follow instructions. Proficient written and oral 
communication skills; proficiency in the use of personal computers and 
office software. Work will require extended time spent outdoors.     
Only online applications accepted.     Contact Person: KAREN JOHNSON, 
(EM: kjohnson AT town.dennis.ma.us)

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 MYLECRAINE, New Jersey Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 
Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ  07865, (EM: kristin.mylecraine AT 
njaudubon.org).

ROSEATE TERN TECHNICIANS (4). 6 July-18 September, 2015.  Cape Cod 
National Seashore, MA.Assist graduate student in a collaborative 
research project investigating the behavioral and demographic effects of 
disturbance on Roseate Terns 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 high 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 season on Roseate Tern 
site-use and 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. Stipend: $400/week.  Housing 
is provided.  Closing Date: 15 March 2014 or open until filled.  Send 
one file that includes 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.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER (RCW) BIOLOGIST / AVIAN BIOLOGIST – March?? – 
July (dates are flexible but May and June are required). Biologist 
needed to perform cluster inventories, to find nests and monitor nesting 
activities (clutch size, nestling count and fledgling number) and to do 
fledge checks.   Work will be throughout Francis Marion National Forest, 
SC (near McClellanville, SC).  Must be able to rise early, to read maps, 
to work alone, to endure heat, snakes, insects, to use GPS unit, to work 
unsupervised and to keep accurate records.  Must be physically fit and 
able to carry moderate loads (approximately 20-40 lbs.; nest inspection 
camera equipment, ladders, back pack with tree paint, hammer, bark 
scraper, etc.) over rough terrain. Salary is dependent on experience.  
Prefer RCW experience but it is not absolutely necessary for an 
applicant with extensive nest monitoring experience or extensive, 
unsupervised field work.  Applicants with no RCW experience must be 
available to start in late March or early April.  Housing will be 
provided if needed. Please submit CV and contact information for three 
references that will verify field experience and the ability to work 
alone in semi-remote situations.  Please respond to:  LARRY A. WOOD, 
Wildlife Investigations, LLC (EM: Wildlife.Investigations AT gmail.com).

2 TECHNICIANS AND 1 TEAM LEADER at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  
Website: http://www.mun.ca  Location: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and 
Labrador.  Duration: 5-6 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 2 technicians and 1 team leader. Application Deadline: 6 March 
2015.  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 will 
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 experience and blood 
collection experience is preferred, 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. Pay will be $587 
CAD per week for technicians and $729 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. A 
valid driver’s license will be considered useful. To Apply: Please 
submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 
professional references (e-mail AND phone number) for receipt by March 
6, 2015. 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).

TERN RESTORATION BIOLOGISTS  at Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & 
Wildlife.  Website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/ Location: 
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 3 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3) and INTERNS (1-2), 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; monitoring productivity of American 
Oystercatchers; discouragement, control, censusing, and monitoring 
productivity of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls; habitat 
management; maintaining field notebooks; and data management. Managers 
will supervise interns/assistant and write an end-of-season report. A 
base crew of 2 people (1 Manager, 1 Intern/Assistant) 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. Must have: expertise with hunting 
and/or predator control utilizing firearms; a good working knowledge of 
Massachusetts firearm laws; and willingness to work regularly or mostly 
at night. 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. 
Work on weekends and holidays is expected. Persons hired will spend 
significant time in Southeastern Massachusetts, but may also report to 
the Westborough field office for up to 2 weeks at the end of the 
employment period. DATES (somewhat flexible) – Managers: Start ~3 May 
and end ~25 July (Bird/Ram) or ~1 August (Penikese). Predator Control 
Assistant: ~3 May – ~25 July. Interns: Start ~3 May and end between ~11 
July and ~1 August. SALARY – Managers $14-17/h; Predator Control 
Assistant $11-15/h; Interns $10-13/h. Qualifications: See job 
description.  To Apply: Application Instructions: For more information 
about the positions, contact CAROLYN MOSTELLO: (508) 389-6372, 
carolyn.mostello AT state.ma.us. Application deadline is 3 March 2015. 
Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by: (1) a 
resume with contact information for at least three references 
(candidates for PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT should make sure at least two 
of the three references have first-hand knowledge of the candidate’s 
firearms handling ability); (2) cover letter; (3) a Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Application for Employment; and (4) (for those applying 
for PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT only) a legible copy of your current, 
valid Massachusetts Firearms Identification Card or License to Carry; no 
later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to: JOHANNA ZABRISKE, Director 
of Human Resources Department of Fish and Game, 251 Causeway Street, 
Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114 Attention: James Burnham, Division of 
Fisheries & Wildlife Resumes will not be considered without an 
application. Applications are available on the Department of Fish and 
Game website at mass.gov/DFG under Employment Opportunities. You may 
also request that an application be sent to you. Please reference the 
Posting ID on all correspondence. Please submit a separate resume and 
cover letter if applying for multiple positions. Agency Web Address: 
mass.gov/dfg The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively 
recruit a diverse population. If you wish to self-identify, please click 
on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to 
self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability 
data is kept in a confidential file. Link to Disability Form (return 
this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below) 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc 

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer 
listed below) 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc 

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Johanna Zabriskie, 617-626-1599 The 
Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities 
are strongly encouraged to apply. This document is available in other 
formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.

SEASONAL POSITIONS - SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (1)  at University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Location: east-central and northern 
Illinois.  Duration: 8-10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Come study songbird behavioral 
ecology in the shrublands of 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 technician 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 ~10 May 2015 and 
run through ~15 July 2015, but position dates are negotiable. Salary is 
$10.50/hour on a 40-hour work week. Housing in either east-central or 
northern Illinois will be provided, as will transportation to and from 
field sites. 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: 
Field technicians will assist with banding, spot-mapping and making 
behavioral observations of Yellow Warblers, as well as searching for 
Yellow Warbler nests. Early in the season (1-2 weeks in May), field 
technicians will help conduct point counts for Yellow Warblers and other 
shrubland songbirds. Field technicians will also with basic maintenance 
of playback equipment. Applicants must be able to identify songbirds by 
sight and sound. Applicants with previous experience with listed 
responsibilities 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: 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).

SEASONAL BIRD BANDERS  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre. Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/marra/wood-thrush.cfm 
Location: Southern Indiana.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015. Job 
Description: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking skilled bird 
banders for a detailed demographic study of Wood thrush populations in 
southern Indiana from April 20 to August 15th, 2015. This is an 
opportunity to be part of one of the largest and most comprehensive 
demographic studies ever conducted on a Neotropical migrant passerine.  
Qualifications: Bird banders should have extensive experience with 
mist-netting (including target netting), banding (aging, sexing, and 
morphological measurements), taking blood samples and putting on 
radio-tags using the Rappole harness technique. Banders will also be 
involved in nest searching/monitoring and radiotracking. Qualified 
candidates will have good color vision, meticulous data collection 
skills, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to work 
independently. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early 
starts six days a week. Daily data entry and data proofing will also be 
a part of the day-to-day work expectations. Field sites are located in 
both pristine and fragmented forest tracks within state parks. As such, 
candidates must be able to handle extensive and strenuous hiking in 
hot-humid conditions with a variety of biting insects (mosquitoes and 
ticks). Applicants must have a valid drivers license. Housing will be 
provided in Bloomington, IN a college town with an active social scene 
(~45 min south of Indianapolis). Smithsonian field vehicles will be used 
for day-to-day work. Crew. Salary will be competitive ($1600/month).   
To apply please send electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the 
following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume and 3) the names and 
contact information for three work references to CALANDRA STANLEY (EM: 
Hylocichlamustelina AT gmail.com). Please put SMBC WOTH Banders as the 
subject line of your email application. Review of applicants will begin 
immediately however I am currently in the field with limited internet 
availability and response may be slow.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 28 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time 
Executive Director. SFBBO is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation located 
in Milpitas, CA dedicated to the conservation of birds and their 
habitats through science and outreach. In 2015, SFBBO will have 8 
full-time staff, 6 part-time staff, 3 full-time interns, and an annual 
budget of $750,000. Established in 1981, SFBBO has 34 years of 
experience conducting avian and habitat restoration research as well as 
undertaking community outreach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work 
contributes to land management decisions that address local conservation 
challenges of concern to resource agencies, policymakers, and California 
citizens. Our work promotes an ethic of environmental stewardship in Bay 
Area citizens. SFBBO enjoys a long-term relationship with Don Edwards 
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the South Bay Salt Pond 
Restoration Project through a variety of projects, such as the Snowy 
Plover Recovery Program, monitoring of pond-dependent waterbird 
populations, and breeding population studies of colonial waterbirds. We 
have operated the Coyote Creek Field Station, our bird banding station, 
since 1982, and our Landbird Program is conducting several additional 
studies of landbird communities beyond the field station. Other projects 
focus on the conservation and restoration of tidal marsh and upland 
transitional zones in partnership with resource agencies and nonprofit 
groups. We provide many opportunities for SFBBO members and other Bay 
Area residents to directly engage the natural history and science of the 
San Francisco Bay Area through classes, walks, citizen science projects 
and a variety of events for families and adults. Our team of over 100 
long-standing, dedicated volunteers greatly enhances the reach of our 
science. The Executive Director leads all aspects of SFBBO and reports 
to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is looking for an 
action-oriented leader, with the ability to inspire staff, volunteers, 
members, donors and partners toward the common goal of SFBBO’s mission. 
The Executive Director: • Implements SFBBO’s strategic plan; oversees 
all current programs; develops and implements new initiatives; annually 
evaluates organizational effectiveness; promotes programs and fosters 
collaborative relationships with partners, resource agencies, funders 
and the community. • Writes grants and pursues program-related 
contracts; oversees the development and implementation of a diversified 
fundraising plan; maintains and builds upon current funding sources 
including grants, contracts, and donations; creates opportunities for 
and supports Board fundraising efforts. • Works with staff to develop 
the scientific direction for the organization, oversees the quality of 
work undertaken, convenes the Scientific Advisory Board to move the 
forward the science conducted at SFBBO, and supports efforts that 
enhance the reputation of the organization in the scientific community. 
• Develops annual organization budget and tracks performance against 
budget, administers grants and contracts, prepares monthly finance 
reports for Board Finance Committee, adheres to procedures as outlined 
in Financial Policy. • Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and supports 
staff; complies with all organizational and legal requirements for 
hiring and employment practices; conducts annual staff performance 
reviews. • Assists Board leadership in recruiting, orienting, training, 
and mobilizing new Board members to support our mission, provides the 
Board with pertinent and timely information for decision making and 
organizational evaluation.   Qualifications: The SFBBO Board of 
Directors is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication and 
organizational skills, as well as a background in conservation science. 
Candidates should possess the following qualifications: • Academic, 
non-profit or professional work in conservation/wildlife science, 
ideally in avian research; • Experience in organizational leadership 
with excellent personnel management skills; • Successful management of 
programs and their administration; • Successful grant-writing and/or 
other fundraising experience; • Experience managing staff and building a 
working team; • Proven success building collaborative partnerships; • 
Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate to diverse 
audiences; • Budget management skills; • Experience with strategic 
planning. The following qualifications are assets: • Ph.D. or M.S. in 
biology, ecology or a related field with an emphasis on wildlife 
ecology, field studies, and ideally (but not necessarily) avian 
conservation; • Familiarity with Bay Area ecosystems, conservation 
organizations, agencies, and other influential conservation partners; • 
Experience working in a non-profit organization; • Experience working 
with government and resource agencies.   To apply please submit a cover 
letter, a resume, and a list of 3 references to Board Chairs LYNNE 
TRULIO and BRIAN FULFROST at (EM: executivesearch AT sfbbo.org). The 
deadline for applying for this position has been extended to March 28, 
2015. The position will remain open until filled. Salary commensurate 
with experience. SFBBO offers a competitive benefits package with health 
care, dental, and vision coverage, plus 20 days paid time off/year. Some 
weekend and evening work will be required. For additional organizational 
information, please see our website at http://www.sfbbo.org. SFBBO is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

  AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org/v3/  Location: Southern shortgrass prairie region.  
Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory (RMBO) is seeking up to three experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts throughout southern shortgrass prairie region 
(CO, KS, OK, TX, and NM). The position will run from April 15 thru 
mid-June (with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data). Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training prior 
to beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, 
technicians will work independently conducting bird surveys. Applicants 
must be able to identify all bird species found in this region by sight 
and sound. Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able 
to handle temperature extremes (cold and hot). Primitive camping, often 
without phone service facilities will be required. Pay rate is $440 to 
$575 per week.  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 shortgrass bird species by sight and sound, 
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 including dates of 
availability and a resume with at least three references as a single 
document to: JASON BEASON at (EM: jason.beason AT rmbo.org). 
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received 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.

  REVISED -- MARBLED MURRELET SURVEYORS: OREGON  at Turnstone 
Environmental Consultants, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com  Location: Western Oregon. 
Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: many.  
Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2015.  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. These positions are considered 
full-time seasonal. Surveys will be on federal, state and private lands 
in Oregon. Marbled murrelet surveys follow an exacting protocol, and 
surveyors will be required to work odd hours of the day and early 
morning, hike in the dark (occasionally long distances), endure 
inclement weather, and navigate forest terrain. Crews will be stationed 
in several coastal communities in western Oregon. A choice of work 
stations may be available to those who apply early. Housing will be 
provided in some areas, depending on the project, and camping may 
sometimes be necessary. 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. Training and surveyor 
certification will be held in Northern California prior to the start 
date of surveys. Opportunities to work on other projects after the end 
of the murrelet season may be available for the excellent employee. 
REVISED: Compensation: Salary range is $2,000-$3,000 per month, 
depending on experience. Surveyors that use a personal vehicle for 
project activities will be reimbursed via a monthly vehicle stipend 
($775/month).   Qualifications: Applicants must have a completed B.S. 
degree in wildlife biology or a closely-related field. A minimum of one 
year of field experience is strongly preferred. Marbled murrelet 
experience is not required if the applicant has strong field skills, 
basic bird identification skills, and an interest in avian biology. A 
portion of the daily work is predawn, and can be physically and mentally 
demanding. Successful applicants will possess some or all of the 
following characteristics: 1. A consistent track record of working in a 
safe and efficient manner. 2. The ability and willingness to spend long 
hours in the field and work odd hours, including early morning. 3. 
Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map-reading skills, hiking in 
back country terrain in the dark and/or inclement weather 4. Working 
knowledge of western bird identification by sight and sound. 5. A valid 
driver’s license and the ability to navigate forest roads and operate a 
4WD vehicle. 6. Integrity, quality, and accuracy in adhering to 
scientific protocols. 7. The ability to record accurate, legible and 
reliable field data. 8. Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and 
comfortable working independently or as part of a team. 9. Applicants 
must have normal vision and hearing. A hearing test will be required 
before the start of surveys.   To apply, please visit the employment 
section of our website to submit an online application.

WATERBIRD TECHNICANS  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://rmbo.org  Location: North Dakota.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2 or 3. Application Deadline: 13 Mar 
2015.  Job Description: Waterbird Technicians (2-3) needed to conduct 
inventory of breeding colonial waterbirds in North Dakota, approximately 
May 18 – July 24. 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.  
Qualifications: 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.   To Apply: Email cover letter stating 
interest, resume, available dates, and names, phone numbers, and email 
addresses of three references to (EM: nancy.drillingAT rmbo.org). 
Applications will be evaluated when received; final deadline is March 
13, 2015.

GRASSLAND BIRD TELEMETRY TECHNICIANS  at Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://rmbo.org  Location: North Dakota, 
Montana.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4 
to 8. Application Deadline: 13 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Field 
Technicians (3-7) and crew leaders (1-2) needed for a demography and 
telemetry study of grassland-nesting songbirds in western North Dakota, 
and eastern Montana. Crew leaders needed May 4 through August 2015, 
field technicians are needed mid-May through mid-August. Duties include 
grassland bird nest-searching, catching and banding birds, attaching 
radio transmitters and geolocators, telemetry tracking, vegetation 
sampling, and data entry. Work days start pre-dawn and are long, 
conditions can be windy with extreme temperatures. Technicians may be 
required to camp in remote conditions.  Qualifications: Desired 
qualifications include field experience with telemetry, nest-searching, 
bird netting and handling, habitat sampling, especially grass ID, and 
data management skills (Arc GIS, Access, Excel, DNR Garmin). 
Additionally, technicians need the ability to communicate well, make 
decisions in the field, work in adverse conditions, and share living 
quarters with others. Requirements also include a valid driver's 
license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, a strong 
work ethic, and enthusiasm for conducting fieldwork.   To Apply: Email 
cover letter stating interest, resume, available dates, and names, 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 13, 2015.

BIRD BANDING AND NEST SEARCHING TECHNICIAN (2)  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: 1 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and New 
York City Audubon are seeking to hire 2 TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING AND 
NEST SEARCHING TECHNICIANS (from mid-May to late-August) to assist a PhD 
student studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, 
focusing on Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows in New York. Responsibilities 
will include: daily mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), 
banding and bleeding (and possible radio-tag application), daily nest 
searching/monitoring, vegetation sampling, camera trap application, 
occasional broadcast surveys for secretive tidal marsh birds, and daily 
data entry/proofing. 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 and/or a Crew Leader. Free 
housing in NYC, a competitive stipend of $400/week and work vehicles 
will be provided. Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 6 months 
field research experience and 2 months experience handling and 
extracting birds from mist-nets (including target netting), banding, and 
taking morphological measurements. Some experience taking brachial blood 
samples and experience putting on radio-tag harnesses is a bonus. Daily 
nest searching/monitoring is required and applicants should enjoy this 
challenging task. Qualified candidates must have meticulous data 
collection skills, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to work 
independently. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be 
willing to drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Candidates should 
expect long work days (beginning pre-dawn) 6 days a week in challenging 
field conditions (wet and muddy, high heat/humidity and biting insects) 
and daily data entry/proofing.  Number of Openings: 2.  To Apply: Please 
send in PDF or Word format: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
relevant experience, approximate number of birds extracted and banded, 
dates of availability, and the reason you are interested in this 
position; 2) a resume/CV (including current educational status and GPA); 
and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses and phone 
numbers) for 3 references that can attest to your experience and 
suitability to this position to ALISON KOCEK, (EM: saltmarsh.sparrow1 AT 
gmail.com), with TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN in the subject line, by 01 
March 2015. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will 
continue until positions are filled.

BIRD BANDING AND NEST SEARCHING CREW LEADER  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: 1 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and New 
York City Audubon are seeking to hire a TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING AND 
NEST SEARCHING CREW LEADER (from mid-May to late-August) to assist a PhD 
student studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, 
focusing on Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows in New York. Responsibilities 
will include: daily mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), 
banding and bleeding (and possible radio-tag application), daily nest 
searching/monitoring, vegetation sampling, camera trap application, 
occasional broadcast surveys for secretive tidal marsh birds, and daily 
data entry/proofing. Additional duties include: scheduling and 
coordinating field activities and data collection, supervising two 
technicians, organizing and error checking data, and supervising 
maintenance of field equipment. 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. The crew leader will work cooperatively as 
part of a small team, and be supervised by a PhD student. Free housing 
in NYC, a competitive stipend of $480/week and work vehicles will be 
provided.  Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 1 year of field 
research experience, 3 months supervisory experience; and 3 months 
experience handling and extracting birds from mist-nets (including 
target netting), banding, taking morphological measurements, and taking 
brachial blood samples. Experience putting on radio-tag harnesses is a 
bonus. Daily nest searching/monitoring is required and applicants should 
enjoy this challenging task. Qualified candidates must be comfortable 
independently leading a crew of 2 people, scheduling and coordinating 
daily field activities, have meticulous data collection skills, good 
inter-personal skills, and an ability to troubleshoot and solve 
problems. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be 
willing to drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Candidates should 
expect long work days (beginning pre-dawn) 6 days a week in challenging 
field conditions (wet and muddy, high heat/humidity and biting insects) 
and daily data error checking and entry/proofing. To Apply: Please send 
in PDF or Word format: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
relevant experience, your supervisory experience, approximate number of 
birds extracted and banded, dates of availability, and the reason you 
are interested in this position; 2) a resume/CV (including current 
educational status and GPA); 3) contact information (including e-mail 
addresses and phone numbers) for 3 references that can attest to your 
experience and suitability to this position to Alison Kocek, (EM: 
saltmarsh.sparrow1 AT gmail.com) with TIDAL MARSH BIRD CREW LEADER in 
the subject line by 01 March 2015. Review of applicants will begin 
immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

  FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Austin Peay State University and/or Louisiana 
State University.  Location: Coastal Louisiana, USA.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: Seeking an additional field assistant for studies of 
Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Rice Rat in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 08 
March – 30 June, 2015. Fieldwork will take place in Louisiana coastal 
salt marsh. Duties may include capturing/tagging birds and rodents, 
collecting and processing blood and tissue samples, finding/monitoring 
bird nests, and data management. Experience with mist-nets, 
nest-searching, resighting color-banded birds, taking blood samples from 
birds, trapping and ear-tagging small mammals, and managing field data 
desirable. Motivation is a primary consideration: the work is hard and 
demanding. The team of 4 field assistants will be expected to work both 
independently and cooperatively, be self-motivated and demonstrate a 
willingness to learn new skills, and be willing to do minor manipulative 
research with animals. A demonstrated ability to work in hot and often 
buggy environments is required. Stipend is equivalent to $1280 - 
$1800/month, depending on qualifications. Housing is provided. 
Qualifications: Ability to capture, band and obtain a blood sample from 
small passerines highly desirable. Ability to work well with a crew, and 
strong motivation to learn new skills essential. To apply, email a cover 
letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with phone #s and/or email 
addresses) to: Dr. STEFAN WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu DOT edu), 
Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, 
Clarksville, TN 37040. APSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 
Deadline to apply: ASAP.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at WEST Inc.  Website: 
http://www.west-inc.com  Location: Harlingen, Texas  Duration: March 1 
through May 31, 2015  Job Type: Temporary  Application Deadline: 27 Feb 
2015  Job Description: Duties include searching designated plots beneath 
wind turbines for bird and bat facilities following standard protocols. 
Data collection will include use of paper datasheets. Data management as 
well as some data entry and summary will be required. Field work will 
entail long hours of walking, sometimes in very hot and humid 
conditions. Technician will work in teams of two, must be able to 
communicate and work effectively with one another, site management, and 
other consulting teams, and WEST supervisors located in Wyoming, and 
Texas. Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols for 
WEST as well as well as wind project management, and will be expected to 
use good judgment to stay safe while working efficiently. Hours are 
28-40 hours a week. Housing and work vehicle provided.  Qualified 
candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; preferably in biology or 
wildlife management; provide evidence of having worked on biological 
field studies or prior field experience. Must be able to work 
independently in the field. Ability to use GPS equipment, organize and 
enter data, and organize and maintain equipment is also required. 
Technician must be able to adhere to scientific protocols and health and 
safety guidelines; must be able to communicate effectively with crew 
leader. Candidates experienced in bat and bird identification will be 
given preference.  Number of Openings: 2
Subject: Bird Jobs -- February 8, 2015
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SEASONAL BIRD BANDERS (2)- Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking 
skilled bird banders for a detailed demographic study of Wood thrush 
populations in southern Indiana from April 20 to August 15th, 2015. This 
is an opportunity to be part of one of the largest and most 
comprehensive demographic studies ever conducted on a Neotropical 
migrant passerine. Bird banders should have extensive experience with 
mist-netting (including target netting), banding (aging, sexing, and 
morphological measurements), taking blood samples, putting on radio-tags 
using the Rappole harness technique. Banders will also be involved in 
nest searching and monitoring as well as radiotracking. Qualified 
candidates will have good color vision, meticulous data collection 
skills, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to work 
independently. Candidates will be expected to work long hours with early 
starts six days a week in difficult field conditions. Daily data entry 
and data proofing will also be a part of the day-to-day work 
expectations. Field sites are located in both pristine and fragmented 
forest tracks within state parks. As such, candidates must be able to 
handle extensive and strenuous hiking in hot-humid conditions with a 
variety of biting insects (mosquitoes and ticks).  Applicants must have 
a valid drivers license. Housing will be provided and Smithsonian field 
vehicles will be used for day-to-day work. Salary will be competitive 
($1600/month). To apply please send electronic copies (PDF or MS 
Documents) of the following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume and 3) 
the names and contact information for three work references to CALANDRA 
STANLEY (EM: Hylocichlamustelina AT gmail.com). Please put SMBC WOTH 
Banders as the subject line of your email application. Review of 
applications will begin February 8th, 2015.

RAPTOR INTERPRETATION INTERN  Spend a season in beautiful Acadia 
National Park as you share your interest in birds with the visiting 
public. Applications due March 1, 2015. Full Season: Late-May to 
mid-October (priority given to applicants able to commit to the full 
season) (possible short seasons: late-May thru July or August to 
mid-October). Work Schedule: 32 hours per week. Incumbent may work 
weekends and holidays. Housing: Housing provided by the park. Shared 
housing with one to four roommates. Stipend: $100 per week (plus free 
housing). Uniform: Two shirts, hat, and jacket provided, plus $75 to 
defray the cost of other uniform items Transportation: Transportation 
provided for job-related duties. Personal transportation recommended for 
off-duty hours. Acadia National Park is home to peregrine falcons and 
eleven other nesting and migrating raptors. From late-May through July 
the raptor intern interacts with the public interpreting the activities 
of Peregrine Falcons on Champlain Mountain. From mid-August to 
mid-October the intern interprets and identifies migrating raptors from 
atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet. The raptor intern engages 
thousands of visitors, answering questions and explaining the natural 
history and conservation measures regarding raptors. Two to three weeks 
of training will be provided, including orientation to the biology of 
peregrine falcons, hawk identification, the park and surrounding areas, 
resource issues, and interpretive skills. This training will be combined 
with other training sessions tailored to align with the interns 
experience and goals. Required Knowledge and Skills:  Proficiency in 
public speaking and personal communication  Knowledge of biology, 
ornithology, ecology, and/or related fields  Ability to stand for long 
periods in varying/extreme weather conditions  Knowledge and experience 
in using computers and related software  Valid driver's license; 
personal transportation to and from work Desired Knowledge and Skills:  
Four or more years of college concentrating on biology, ecology, 
ornithology, natural science, or related fields  Experience interacting 
with the general public  Good writing skills  Familiarity with raptors 
and associated topics.  For more information call (PH: 207-288-8820) or 
email (EM: Betty_lyle AT nps.gov). To apply, submit a cover letter which 
includes availability dates, resume, and contact information (phone 
and/or email) for three references to Raptor Internship, to BETTY LYLE, 
P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or send electronically. Applications 
must be received by March 1, 2015

POST-DOC STUDYING POPULATION DYNAMICS OF SEABIRDS of the Alaska Maritime 
National Wildlife Refuge  A 1-year research position is available to 
expand the inference of 4 decades of colony-based seabird monitoring to 
regional and landscape scales that would allow inferences beyond 
individual colonies. Metrics of seabird ecology will be evaluated for 
their links to ecosystem-wide environmental change at a variety of 
trophic levels. Both efforts will improve the understanding of complex 
linkages in the marine system and guide monitoring efforts by the Refuge 
and others focused on conservation in the region.   The overall goal is 
to develop a suite of population models for a couple of index species 
like murres and kittiwakes, including evaluation of spatial clustering 
of populations that co-vary, in order to: 1) assess implications of 
environmental covariates with identified mechanisms and appropriate 
temporal (pre-breeding condition, summer, rearing, overwinter survival, 
etc.) and spatial scales; 2) evaluate the feasibility of combining 
seabirds into foraging guilds and determine whether patterns assessed 
are similar within guilds; and 3) improve understanding of population 
dynamics of key seabird species on the Maritime Refuge and implications 
for those populations in the broader landscape.  This analysis will 
involve close collaboration with scientists from the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries to explore how connections can be 
made that might afford improvements in detecting changes in the 
ecosystem.   Primary responsibilities will be to statistically evaluate 
4 decades of monitoring data; acquire relevant environmental variables 
portrayed in a GIS; develop quantitative models for analyzing annual 
rates of change for individual colonies and metapopulations distributed 
over large landscapes encompassing multiple colonies; apply these models 
to previously collected monitoring data; and write reports and 
manuscripts for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Preference 
will be given to applicants with (1) a Ph.D. in wildlife biology, 
ornithology, ecology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, marine 
biology, fisheries biology or related discipline, (2) previous research 
experience modeling animal populations, (3) strong skills in 
quantitative modeling, GIS analysis, and ability to understand and 
create computer programs for new statistical methods and model 
simulations (e.g., familiarity with statistical computing software R, 
SAS, etc.).     An annual salary of $45,000-$55,000 will be provided 
with full benefits.  The position will be in the Department of Fish and 
Wildlife Science at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. This work 
will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers and managers 
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, and the 
Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative.     
This is a preliminary announcement but additional information is 
available from OZ GARTON (EM: ogarton AT uidaho.edu).  Detailed 
information and application information will be available in February 
from the University of Idahos Human Resources (URL: 
https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/search).  Review of the 
applicants will begin March 1, 2015.  The position will start approx. 
April 1, 2015.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Website: 
http://waterlandlife.org/  Location: Pittsburgh, PA. Duration: mid-May 
to late-July 2015 (approximately 10 weeks).  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be conducting field surveys within 
the twelve-county Pennsylvania Wilds region as part of a collaborative 
project with Audubon Pennsylvania, state agencies, and other researchers 
to investigate relationships between forest interior birds and forest 
community types. Avian field technicians (3) are needed to conduct 
off-road point counts at study sites across northcentral PA. The 
successful applicants will be expected to work independently to complete 
up to 20 point-count surveys each survey morning at up to 15 sites over 
the season, bush-whacking on foot to most point locations and navigating 
through rugged and sometimes dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, 
poison ivy, and rattlesnakes). Other duties may include desktop field 
preparations, site access communications, and data entry following field 
surveys. Pay: $12-$13 per hour; 40 hour work-week, plus some expenses  
Qualifications: Positions require knowledge of and experience with 
identification of northeastern U.S. breeding birds by sight and 
(primarily) sound. Experience with avian survey techniques preferred. 
Individuals must be able to work well independently and as a team, and 
communicate closely with the project supervisor and other WPC staff. 
Able and willing to hike long distances and work long hours in cool, 
hot, or wet spring/summer weather conditions. Familiarity with GPS and 
map navigation in remote settings preferred. Valid U.S. drivers license 
required. Preferred candidates will have completed or will be pursuing 
B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field.  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, at (PH: 412-586-2313).

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (7)  at The Center for Native Grasslands 
Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: KS, PA, TN.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 7. Application 
Deadline: 04/01/2015  Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands 
Management at the University of Tennessee is in search of 7 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 (Scott City, KS; Hiwassee, TN; Cambridge Springs, 
PA). There will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final 
assignment will depend on level of experience with grassland bird 
monitoring and need. 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. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided.  Qualifications: The ideal 
candidates should be familiar with grassland/early successional bird 
species identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may 
include dickcissel, bobolink, field sparrow, eastern or western 
meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Cassins sparrow, savannah 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 in 
avian density and nest success 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.   To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. To 
apply send a single file including: 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 RESEARCH CREW LEADERS (2)  at The Center for Native Grasslands 
Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: KS, PA.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015.  Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 2 crew leaders who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at one of 
three locations (Scotty City, Kansas; or Cambridge Springs, 
Pennsylvania). Crew leaders will supervise a team of 2-3 research 
technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based surveys 
for grassland and early successional birds, vegetation sampling, 
invertebrate sampling and data entry, data quality control. There will 
be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will 
depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring. Salary is 
$1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should have experience with 
grassland/early successional bird species identification by sight and 
sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, bobolink, field 
sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Cassins 
sparrow, savannah sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling 
methodology; nest searching techniques; insect sampling; and basic 
vegetation identification. Applicants must provide evidence of their 
ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as my 
on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and directly 
with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but ultimately daily 
activities will be wholly supervised by the crew leader. A crew leader 
must be organized and have the ability to create daily, weekly, and 
monthly schedules. Crew leaders will also be responsible for 
communicating with private landowners in areas where sites are located 
on private lands. Ideal candidates 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 in avian density and nest success 
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.  To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply send a single file 
including: 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).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (2)  at The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: Richmond, KY; Hazard, KY; or 
Lewisburg, TN.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: The 
Center for Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee 
is in search of 3 technicians who will assist with grassland/early 
successional bird monitoring and nest searching from early May to 
approximately early August. Technicians will be based at one of three 
locations (Richmond, KY; Hazard, KY; or Lewisburg, TN). There will be 
some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will depend 
on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring, nest searching, 
and need. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until 
filled. Job duties include: conducting distance-based surveys for 
grassland and early successional birds, nest searching, vegetation 
sampling, data entry, and moving cattle among experimental pasture 
units. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle 
will be provided.  Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be 
familiar with grassland/early successional bird species identification 
by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, 
indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, 
Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling methodology; 
nest searching techniques; 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. 
Additionally, candidates should be comfortable working around cattle. 
These data are being collected to assess the impacts of a 
patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities and nest 
success. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is 
preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars.   To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply send a single file 
including: 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences with 
grassland birds and/or nest searching, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. CHRIS LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN CREW LEADER  at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: Richmond, KY.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015. Job 
Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at the 
University of Tennessee is in search of 1 crew leader who will assist 
with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May to 
approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at Richmond, 
Kentucky. Crew leaders will supervise a team of 1-2 research 
technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based surveys 
for grassland and early successional birds, nest searching, vegetation 
sampling, data entry and data quality control, and moving cattle among 
experimental pasture units. Review of applications begins immediately 
and continues until filled. Salary is $1,500/month (40 hrs/week). 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided.  Qualifications: The ideal 
candidate should have experience with grassland/early successional bird 
identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include 
dickcissel, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; and 
basic vegetation identification. Additionally, candidates should be 
comfortable working around cattle. Applicants must provide evidence of 
their ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as 
my on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and 
directly with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but 
ultimately daily activities will be wholly supervised by the crew 
leader. A crew leader must be organized and have the ability to create 
daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. 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 impacts of a patch-burn-grazing 
management regime on bird communities and nest success. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidate should bring 
their own binoculars. To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. 
To apply send a single file including: 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 FIELD ASSISTANT  at Missouri River Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.mrbo.org  Location: central Missouri.  Duration: 6.5 months.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.. Job 
Description: The Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) seeks (1) 
seasonal field assistant to work closely with our Project Coordinator 
during the period of 1 April  15 October. The assistantship involves a 
variety of duties related to components of a large grassland 
bird-monitoring program. The position will be based in Sedalia, MO but 
some travel will be required to other parts of the state during the 
breeding and post-breeding survey seasons. Project components include: 
1) Spring Migration banding at two grasslands sites from April 4 through 
May 12 2) Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at three 
prairie sites from May 21 through early August 3) Grassland bird surveys 
on public and private sites in central, southwest and northern Missouri 
from late May through June 30 4) Post-breeding grassland bird surveys 
from early  mid August 5) Fall migration grassland bird surveys from 
end-August  mid-October. Responsibilities of the position are: 1) 
Assist with setting up mist nets at banding stations 2) Assist with 
daily loading and unloading of equipment and general operation of 
banding stations 3) Extract birds from mist nets; band birds after 
sufficient training period. (Please note that due to the nature of 
mist-netting in prairies, the volume of bird captures is relatively 
low.) 4) Conduct and record daily observations of all birds detected at 
banding stations 5) Conduct grassland bird surveys during the breeding 
and post-breeding seasons 6) Data entry 7) Assist occasionally with 
outdoor education events 8) Interact professionally with visitors, 
conservation agency staff, and the general public 9) If appropriate and 
timely, assist with other MRBO field projects.  Qualifications: Previous 
experience with mist-netting, identifying birds by sight and sound, and 
living in a field situation are ideal. However, as an entry-level 
position, the assistant will receive valuable training in mist-netting 
and bird-banding, conducting transect surveys for target grassland bird 
species, and other applicable field skills. Applicants must be able to 
cheerfully begin the field day before sunrise and maintain a positive, 
professional attitude with coworkers of a wide variety of ages and 
backgrounds. An academic background in wildlife or conservation biology 
is preferred, but concern for bird welfare, gentleness with animals, a 
strong commitment to conservation, and general love for nature are even 
more important. This is a great opportunity to gain field skills and 
experience with several bird-monitoring techniques within a 
conservation-oriented organization.  To apply, please send a letter of 
interest, resume and three references as a single .pdf file to (EM: 
veronica.mecko AT mrbo.org, with a cc to dana.ripper AT mrbo.org).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory 
(RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts 
throughout the state of Wyoming and within a small portion of eastern 
Idaho. The position will run from May 11 thru mid-July (with the 
possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data). 
Surveys are located on public and private lands throughout the state 
including scenic areas such as the Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National 
Forests, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and within the Red 
Desert region. Technicians will attend a mandatory paid training prior 
to beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, 
technicians will work both independently (approximately  of the season) 
and with a partner (approximately  of the season) 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 Wyoming 
by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should expect to 
hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain in difficult 
conditions on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone 
service or facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel will be 
required. : Salary range of $440 -$575 per week depending on experience, 
reimbursement for project related driving and some recreational travel, 
and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  
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 bird species that breed in Wyoming 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, 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.   To apply, email a cover letter detailing your 
bird identification knowledge and dates of availability as well as a 
resume with at least three references as a single document to: NICK VAN 
LANEN (EM: nick.vanlanenATrmbo.org). I will begin reviewing applications 
immediately 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.

WILDLIFE ASSISTANT  at BiodiversityWorks.  Website: 
http://biodiversityworksmv.org/  Location: United States.  Duration: May 
to mid-August.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: BiodiversityWorks seeks an early career conservation 
professional to assist our staff with monitoring and research projects 
on a variety of wildlife species. Responsibilities include: (1) 
locating, monitoring, and protecting nesting pairs of piping plovers, 
least terns, and American oystercatchers, (2) assisting with Northern 
long-eared bat maternity roost study, (3) checking snake cover boards as 
part of a black racer distribution and habitat use study, (4) assisting 
with eastern willet capture for a migration study using geolocators, (5) 
recording data in field notebook and electronic databases, (6) creating 
GIS/Google Earth maps from GPS data, (7) maintaining communication with 
supervisors, (8) participating in weekly meetings and naturalist 
training program, (9) creating a poster project and participating in our 
annual fundraising event, (10) working with and coordinating volunteers 
and interns, (11) assisting with data compilation and summary reports 
(beach-nesting birds), and (12) other duties as required. Seasonal, 35 
hrs/week position, from a flexible date in May to mid-August. Hourly 
wage is $12  13 (depending on experience), plus field station housing 
(shared room), mileage reimbursement and cell phone stipend.  
Qualifications: o Must be at least 18 years of age and working towards a 
degree in wildlife biology, biology, environmental studies, or related 
field. o Must possess a valid drivers license, good driving record, and 
a reliable vehicle o Must be able to walk at least 1 mile in the sand 
while carrying up to 25 pounds and engage in strenuous outdoor work in 
summer weather  sometimes amidst biting insects (ticks, mosquitoes, 
flies). o Must be able to work independently and communicate regularly 
via text message and email on smart phone o Good communication, 
computer, and organizational skills o Should work well independently or 
as part of a team Desired Qualifications: o Familiarity with Marthas 
Vineyard o Prior wildlife monitoring or research experience   To Apply: 
Please email a cover letter (that includes your career goals and dates 
available), resume, and contact information for 3 work references to: 
LIZ BALDWIN (EM: biodiversityworksliz AT gmail.com). All applications 
must be received by midnight on 3/01/15. Applicants selected for 
interviews will be notified by 3/09/2015

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS  at Beijing Normal University & Sun Yat-sen 
University.  Location: Bohai Bay, Hebei Province, China & Qinghai Lake, 
Qinghai Province, China.  Duration: 2-3 months; Begin at early May and 
run through early August.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 15 May 2015.  Job Description: Kentish Plover 
Charadrius alexandrinus is a small shorebird with half neck collar in 
Charadriidae family. It breeds in large range from S Europe to temperate 
zone of Asia including Japan, winters in N Africa, S China, S Asia and 
SE Asia. In China, it breeds on the beach of east Coast and also the 
inland salt lakes of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. We are carrying out series 
cutting-edge studies to understand its ecology, evolution and behavior 
using comparative studies in Hebei, Wenzhou, Guangdong and Qinghai 
populations. Ecology: As a ground-nesting species, our study shows it 
sensitive to environmental factors. Behavior: Kentish plover have 
diverse modes in mating system and parental care strategies. This may 
have both genetic and environmental components. Genetics: In China, 
Kentish plovers may have three distinctive genetic populations and 
divergence mechanism remains poorly known. The assistants will work with 
graduate students from Beijing Normal University and Sun Yat-sen 
University. Duties will include nest searching, trapping at the nest, 
banding, measuring, blood sampling, behavior observation and record, 
experiment manipulation for parental care, as well as any other works 
involved in the field. Qualifications: Previous experience with birds is 
preferred and basic training such as measuring and bird banding will 
also be provided. Volunteers are expected to spend for two or 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. 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: 
Interested candidates should send their cover letter (highlighting the 
date you could begin work and the length to work) and resume (including 
the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 references) 
to QUE PINJIA (EM;: quepinjia AT gmail.com) by email.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at National Park Service and Penn State 
University.  Website: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ermn/  
Location: National Parks of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Duration: 8 
weeks (with possibility of 4 additional weeks).  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2015.  Job 
Description: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed for study of bird communities 
along forested streams of National Parks in Pennsylvania and West 
Virginia. Position begins May 11, 2015 and continues through July 4, 
2015 (eight weeks). There is a possibility of additional work through 
the end of July. This project is part of a long-term avian monitoring 
program conducted by the National Park Service. Primary duty is to 
conduct standardized point count surveys. The pay rate is between $15-18 
per hour depending on experience with a typical work week of 40 hrs. 
Based on experience, one crew member will be designated the crew leader 
with a commensurate increase in responsibility and pay. Housing and work 
vehicle provided. Qualifications: Previous field 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. Valid drivers license required.   To Apply: Please send an 
email stating your interests and attach a resume that includes 
description and 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). Please write NPS application on the 
subject line of your email.

WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT (IDAHO)  at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Caribou-Targhee National 
Forest, Eastern Idaho.  Duration: May 1  June 26, 2015, with two 
additional weeks possible in southwest Idaho.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: Woodpecker Field Assistants (2) needed for study of 
breeding woodpeckers in eastern Idaho (May 1  June 26, 2015), with two 
additional weeks possible in southwest Idaho. Duties will consist of 
early-season training, standardized surveys, and data entry. Housing 
and/or per diem provided and back-country camping is required. Field 
assistants will work/travel across diverse habitats with a wide variety 
of western forest bird species. Opportunities for participating in 
multiple other Intermountain Bird Observatory studies.    
Qualifications: 1) ability to identify all western woodpecker species by 
sight and sound (drum and call notes), 2) experience with standardized 
bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) dedication. 
Applicants must be comfortable working and camping, alone or in pairs, 
in remote areas that can include predators (grizzly bears, black bears, 
wolves, mountain lions).   To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, 
and at least three references (with phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: 
RobertMiller7 AT boisestate.edu). Positions will be filled as suitable 
applicants are found.

SEABIRD REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP: FLORIDA  at Save Our Seabirds (SOS).  
Website: http://www.saveourseabirds.org/  Location: Sarasota, Florida.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3.  
Application Deadline: 11 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 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: Summer Internships are available May 25th-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).

SEASONAL WILD BIRD REHABILITATION INTERN  at The Raptor Trust. Website: 
http://www.raptortrust.org  Location: Millington, NJ. Duration: 12-14 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 7-8.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: The Raptor Trust is recognized 
as one of the premier, privately-funded avian rehabilitation centers in 
the United States, caring for us to 3800 injured and orphaned wild birds 
annually. We offer seasonal internships from mid-May through August 
during the busy baby bird season to provide critical assistance to our 
permanent staff. Internships provide hands-on learning opportunities 
relevant to the fields of wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife management, 
environmental science, biology, and veterinary medicine. Interns 
primary responsibilities are to help feed and maintain 
orphaned/displaced nestling and fledgling birds and injured adult birds, 
and help with the general upkeep of the center. Specific 
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: hand-feeding 
fledgling songbirds both indoors and in outdoor aviaries, preparing food 
bowls, admitting new patients and filing patient records, monitoring 
patient health, supporting volunteers in the upkeep of the center 
(dishes, laundry, etc.), and assisting senior staff as needed. Interns 
will learn appropriate diets for a wide variety of bird species, how to 
diagnose and treat injuries, ailments, and parasites common to nestling 
and fledgling songbirds, and will become familiar with the daily 
operations of a wildlife rehabilitation center. Qualifications: We are 
looking for dedicated, hard-working individuals with a passion for 
wildlife. Successful candidates demonstrate an ability to learn quickly 
and pay careful attention to detail, are able to maintain focus and 
energy levels through long work days, are self-motivated, and have a 
humane, compassionate nature. Prior animal care experience is desirable 
but not required. A reliable means of transportation is a must. We offer 
both full- and part-time internships, typically lasting 12-14 weeks. 
Interns should expect to work some evenings and weekend days. For 
accredited internships, hours and academic components may be tailored to 
the specific requirements of the candidates university.    To apply, 
please submit letter of interest, resume, copy of transcript (optional), 
and list of 2-3 references (previous employers and at least one 
teacher/professor) by February 18th, 2015 to DONNA PANDOLFINO, The 
Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946, (EM: 
education AT theraptortrust.org, FX: 908-647-8211). E-mail preferred.

HEAD BANDER AND INTERN POSITIONS  at University of Arizona. Website: 
https://www.uacareertrack.com  Location: Western Montana. Duration: 3-5 
months. Number of Openings: 2-4. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: 
Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of 
bluebird populations in western Montana. Gain invaluable experience in 
many aspects of avian field techniques (e.g. banding, hormone sampling, 
mist netting, morphological measurements, behavioral observations etc). 
Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of 
carrying a moderately heavy backpack during mountain hiking). For Intern 
positions, no experience necessary; self-motivation, enthusiasm for 
learning and strong work ethic a must. For Banding Assistant extensive 
experience banding and handling adult passerine birds is required. 
Banding Assistant position starts as early as March 15th and Intern 
positions start as early as April 15th (start dates are flexible). 
Positions continue through July, possibly into August. Intern position 
pays ~$1400-1600/mo, depending on experience; Banding Assistant position 
pays ~$1900-2100/mo, depending on experience. Will provide some 
reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $250) and can also provide 
help with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have 
reliable transportation for the short commute to and from the field 
site. To apply, visit the University of Arizona Career Track web site 
(see address above), search for job #57564 and upload a cover letter 
describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and the 
names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Be sure 
to make it clear which position you are applying for in your cover 
letter. Application review will begin immediately and will continue 
until positions are filled with a target date of Feb 21st for making 
decisions on the Banding Assistant position and Mar 15th on the Intern 
positions. See Dr. Duckworths web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more 
information about the project. Qualifications: Intern: * Ability to work 
independently * Strong organizational skills * Strong work ethic * 
Strong interest in ecology and evolution of birds * Bachelors degree 
not required, coursework and prior research experience counts toward 
ABOR minimum qualifications Head Bander: * Proficiency in capturing, 
banding and bleeding passerine birds * Ability to work independently * 
Strong organizational skills * Strong work ethic * Strong interest in 
ecology and evolution of birds * Bachelor's Degree in Biology or closely 
related field  To Apply: Visit https://www.uacareertrack.com and search 
for job #57564. Submit cover letter, CV/resume and contact info for 3 
references.

TIDAL MARSH BIRD CREW LEADER  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: 25 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and New 
York City Audubon are seeking to hire a TIDAL MARSH BIRD CREW LEADER 
(from mid-May to late-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, vegetation sampling, occasional broadcast surveys for 
secretive tidal marsh birds, and data entry. Additional duties include: 
scheduling and coordinating field activities and data collection, 
supervising two technicians, organizing and error checking data, and 
supervising maintenance of field equipment. The crew leader should 
expect to work independently with a crew of 2 technicians 2 or more days 
a week. Long work days (beginning pre-dawn) 6 days a week in challenging 
field conditions (wet and muddy, high heat/humidity and biting insects) 
are to be expected. 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. 
The crew leader will work cooperatively as part of a small team, and be 
supervised by a graduate student. Free housing in NYC, a stipend of 
$480/week and mileage reimbursement for any work-related travel will be 
provided.  Qualifications: Must possess a BS/BA in wildlife science, 
biology, ecology or a related field and have at least 1 year of field 
research experience, with 3 months of supervisory experience. Must 
possess a valid driver's license and be willing to drive a work vehicle 
in city traffic. Must be comfortable independently leading a crew of 2 
people 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 nest searching, 
handling and extracting birds from mist-nets, and bleeding birds is 
required. Must be able to work independently, 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 your preferred position (technician or crew leader), a 
resume/CV (including current educational status and GPA) and 3 
references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to ALISON 
KOCEK, (EM: saltmarsh.sparrow1 AT gmail.com) by 25 February 2015. Review 
of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until positions 
are filled.

TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN (2)  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. Number of Openings: 2.   Application 
Deadline: 25 Feb 2015.  Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental 
Science and Forestry and New York City Audubon are seeking to hire 2 
TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIANS (from mid-May to late-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, 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 graduate student and/or a Crew 
Leader. Free housing in NYC, a stipend of $400/week and mileage 
reimbursement for any work-related travel will be provided. 
Qualifications: Must possess a BS/BA 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 your preferred 
position (technician or crew leader), a resume/CV (including current 
educational status and GPA) and 3 references (including e-mail addresses 
and phone numbers) to ALISON KOCEK, (EM:saltmarsh.sparrow1 AT gmail.com) 
by 25 February 2015. Review of applicants will begin immediately and 
will continue until positions are filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University. 
Location: Hatch, NM.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 10 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Field technician 
needed from April 15 to August 15 to locate and monitor grassland bird 
nests and assist with vegetation analyses in the Nutt Grasslands of the 
Chihuahuan Desert, NM for a project investigating the effects of a solar 
development facility 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. 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 drivers 
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.


RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERN (4)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: Sausalito, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERNS (4) needed for summer and fall 2015 
(July 6 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 2015 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 
outreach and teaching opportunities will be available. 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.   To Apply: 
Send/email cover letter and resume (with phone number/emails of three 
references and your current address and phone number) by March 1st. 
Email strongly preferred; please include 2015 GGRO Research Internship 
in the Subject Line. LAURA YOUNG, Operations Manager Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory Bldg 1064, Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 
415-331-0730 EM: lyoung AT parksconservancy.org).

RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERN (2)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: Sausalito, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERN (2) needed for summer and fall 2015 
(July 6 through December 31; ending date flexible) to help conduct 
volunteer raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Two intern positions are available 
for the 2015 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. Outreach interns will also have the 
opportunity to develop new educational 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, or bird identification preferred 
but not required. Field days are long and can be strenuous; applicants 
should be in good physical condition. Valid US drivers license is 
required.   To Apply: Send cover letter and resume, with phone 
number/emails of three (3) references and your current address and phone 
number, by March 1. Email strongly preferred; please include 2015 GGRO 
Outreach Intern in the Subject Line. Laura Young, Operations Manager 
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Bldg 1064 Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 
94965 (PH: 415-331-0730 EM: lyoung AT parksconservancy.org)/

PASSERINE BANDING AND BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN (1)  at Colorado State 
University.  Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/fwcb-home  
Location: Piceance Basin, Colorado.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
Technician needed approximately May 1Jul 31 2015 to assist M.S. 
graduate student from Colorado State University to investigate the 
effects of an invasive shrub on riparian bird habitat use and food web 
interactions. Fieldwork is located in the Piceance Basin on Colorados 
western slope. Primary duties will include conducting bird point count 
surveys, mist-netting, bird banding, taking weight and body 
measurements, fecal and feather sample collection, aging/sexing using a 
Pyle guide, and vegetation surveys. Additional duties may include 
assisting with passerine nest searching and monitoring, acoustic bat 
monitoring using detectors, and invertebrate sampling. Applicants must 
have an interest in avian biology and conservation, strong bird ID 
skills, and high proficiency with mist-netting and banding. This 
position provides the opportunity to work in beautiful riparian areas of 
western Colorado, contribute to conservation on private lands, enhance 
field research skill sets, and interact with researchers at CSU, a 
highly-respected institution for natural resources research. 
Accommodation (likely mobile home or field house) will be provided for 
the duration of the field season, and the schedule is expected to 
consist of 10 days of fieldwork with 4 days off in between. A field 
vehicle will be provided during work hours but applicants may want a 
personal vehicle for use on days off. Salary will be $1300-1600/month, 
depending on experience. Qualifications: Required Skills: Extensive 
mist-netting and banding experience (banding >~500 passerines), 
preferably in riparian areas and/or in the western US. Competitive 
applicants will have more than one season of mist-netting experience, 
with high proficiency extracting birds from nets, banding, aging and 
sexing using a Pyle guide. Applicants should possess enough banding 
experience to qualify as a sub-permittee on a federal banding permit. 
Must possess an ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, 
with previous experience conducting bird surveys (point counts or 
transects) and estimating detection distances. Additional Preferred 
Skills/Qualities: Experience nest searching and monitoring passerine 
nests, riparian vegetation identification skills, experience using bat 
detectors. Desirable personal qualities include an ability to take 
initiative, attention to detail, adaptability, and ability to work long 
hours and live in a remote field setting. TO APPLY: Please send a letter 
of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a 
single PDF document with file name [applicants last name]_riparian 
to: LANI STINSON (EM: lani.stinson AT colostate.edu). Letters should 
highlight the specific qualifications mentioned in the posting 
(including # passerines extracted/banded, # seasons/duration 
mist-netting, # seasons/duration bird survey experience). Applications 
will be reviewed as received but will not be considered after March 31 
2015.

MIST-NETTING AND GEOLOCATOR DEPLOYMENT TECHNICIANS  at University of 
Minnesota and collaborators.  Website: 
http://henrystreby.wix.com/research#!about1/c1nxs  Location: Eastern 
North America.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3.   27 Feb 2015.  Job Description: MIST-NETTING AND 
GEOLOCATOR DEPLOYMENT TECHNICIANS (3) needed to complete three crews 
that will road-trip throughout eastern North America deploying 
light-level geolocators on a few hundred Golden-winged Warblers, 
Blue-winged Warblers, and GWWA x BWWA hybrids. This is a repost to find 
the last few people to fill out the three crews. We are looking for 
applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological 
data with or without supervision, under often challenging field 
conditions (i.e., early and sometimes cold mornings, long hours of sun, 
heat, and humidity, hiking on mountains and in wetlands, with thorns and 
insects relentlessly seeking your blood) with a hard-working, 
team-oriented attitude, and preferably with a good sense of humor. Crews 
will drive from site to site, starting in Tennessee and following spring 
phenology north through the Vermivora breeding range, spending 3  10 
days at each of several sites target-netting and deploying light-level 
geolocators on very small songbirds. Two of the three crews (possibly 
all three) will spend some time in Canada, requiring all technicians to 
have a valid passport before the season. The season will run from 25 
April 2015 through approximately 20 June 2015. The end date is flexible 
but the start date is nonnegotiable; there is no way of predicting 
spring phenology and we have to be ready when the birds are ready. 
Technician salary is $1,840/month.  Qualifications: Minimum 
qualifications include experience with mist-netting and banding small 
passerines, advanced undergraduate standing in Wildlife Ecology or 
related major, and an enthusiastic interest in avian ecology. This job 
also requires that applicants are comfortable living, traveling, and 
working closely within a small group, are prepared to go with the flow 
during an unpredictable work schedule, and are in excellent physical 
condition.  To Apply: Persons interested in interviewing for a position 
should email a letter of interest and current CV with names and contact 
information (phone and email) for two references to Dr. HENRY STREBY 
(EM: vermivora_migration AT yahoo.com). Please include YOUR LAST NAME 
and MIGRATION TECH in the email subject line.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIAN - BANDERS  at SWCA 
Environmental Consultants.  Website: 

https://swca-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=1272 

Location: Lower Colorado River and tributaries.  Duration: 4 months from 
approx. May to August 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 031 Mar 2015.  Job Description: SWCA Environmental 
Consultants is seeking Banders to support the Flagstaff, Arizona 
offices Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies located along the Lower 
Colorado River and tributaries from southern Nevada above Lake Mead 
south to the Bill Williams River in Arizona. These are temporary, hourly 
positions. Start date is early May 2015 and is non-negotiable; end dates 
range from late July to mid-August 2015. Field duties will include 
conducting standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, 
nest monitoring, re-sighting color-banded individuals, and using 
targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and collect blood 
samples from southwestern willow flycatchers. Additional duties include 
deploying data loggers and monitoring the presence and effects of 
tamarisk leaf beetles. Daily computer data entry required.  
Qualifications: Job Requirements:  A minimum of one (1) field season of 
avian research  Extensive prior experience mist netting and banding 
passerine birds  Ability to work closely with other biologists, have 
full hearing and color vision  Ability to stoop/crawl through dense 
vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting 
insects  Current First Aid/CPR certification  Current eligibility to 
work in the U.S  A valid drivers license Preferred Skills and 
Experience:  Experience with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of 
open-cup passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian 
birds  Experience banding endangered species and target netting  
Experience using ATVs and motorboats and towing a trailer Compensation 
and Schedule: $19.11 per hour plus ~$4/hr fringe benefit when working on 
qualified Services Contract Act (SCA) projects. Up to 20% of hours may 
be spent on non-SCA projects with pay rate of $15.00 per hour and no 
fringe benefit. Work schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. 
Housing and vehicles provided; camping may be required in some 
locations. $46 daily per-diem when required to camp away from assigned 
duty station. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work related use of 
personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are 
identified. 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-Records 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   To Apply: A current resume must be received along 
with a cover letter and contacts for three (3) professional references.

SALTMARSH HABITAT AND AVIAN RESEARCH PROGRAM FIELD TECHNICIANS  at 
SHARP.  Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/  Location: Connecticut 
and Rhode Island.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4.   Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Part 
of a long-term demography and monitoring project of saltmarsh avian 
species with special emphasis on saltmarsh and seaside sparrows. Duties 
include mist-netting and banding sparrows, monitoring reproductive 
success of various saltmarsh species, and conducting vegetation surveys. 
Field work can be demanding and temperatures can exceed 95 degrees in 
midseason: applicants must be able to traverse muddy terrain, be capable 
of working in full sun for long periods at a time, and know how to 
swim/have prior boating or canoeing experience. The season begins in 
mid-late May and continues until mid-late August- expected 3-4 month 
period (exact dates flexible).  Qualifications: Must have prior 
experience banding passerines; nest-searching experience and basic data 
skills preferred. Applicant must know how to swim and have 
boating/canoeing/kayaking experience.  To Apply: Apply to EMMA SHELLY, 
University of Connecticut (EM: emma.shelly AT yahoo.com). Include cover 
letter, resume indicating education, training, prior field experience, 
and names and contact information for three references. Screening will 
begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Direct any 
questions to (EM: emma.shelly AT yahoo.com).

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at University of Georgia.  Website: 
http://cooperlab.uga.edu/ClimateChange.html  Location: Southern 
Appalachians, NC.  Duration: 3 months (mid April to mid July).  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST (1) needed for a long-term study of 
Black-throated Blue Warblers at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the 
Southern Appalachians of North Carolina. Research focuses on the effects 
of climatic variation on avian demography along an elevational gradient. 
Duties include: nest searching/monitoring, banding, insect sampling, and 
data entry. Field work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid 
July. Research setting is in close proximity to the Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park, multiple Wild and Scenic Rivers, and incredible 
hiking, fishing, and kayaking opportunities. Opportunities to interact 
with multiple students and professionals conducting research in this 
region and gain additional experience via assisting with other ongoing 
avian studies are also available. Qualifications: Applicants should have 
prior experience in finding and monitoring songbird nests. Experience 
banding small songbirds is also a plus. Duties include: nest 
searching/monitoring, banding, insect sampling, and data entry. Position 
requires good color vision, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged 
terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian 
ecology. Position also necessitates attention to detail, 
self-motivation, and a positive attitude for long days in the field with 
biting insects. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 
three references to JOANNA HATT (EM: jhatt1 AT uga.edu). Applications 
will be considered as they are received.

FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST  at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST). 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com/  Location: San Bernardino County, CA.  
Duration: 2 months to 1 year.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
Multiple. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2015.  Job Description: EMPLOYER: 
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (www.west-inc.com) provides 
environmental and statistical consulting services and contracts research 
nationally and internationally to industry, government, and private 
organizations. POSITION (Multiple temporary positions): Primary duty is 
to conduct avian use surveys including all avian species, but primarily 
focused on passerines; Bird Use Count (BUC) surveys focused on raptors 
and other large birds; and fatality monitoring at a large renewable 
energy facility in the San Bernardino County, CA. desert. Specifically, 
during avian use surveys, all birds heard or seen at each point up to 
100 meters from the observer will be recorded to document species 
occurrence and estimate abundance. Information about the survey location 
and time, weather conditions, bird species, number of individuals if in 
a group, initial detection distance from observer (to nearest 10 
meters), location relative to project infrastructure, behaviors, flight 
direction, flight height, and use of facility airspace and 
infrastructure will be recorded. Similar data will be recorded during 
the BUC surveys but the surveys will be focused on raptors and other 
large birds to an unlimited distance. Work is full time (approx 40 
hrs/week) for 2 months to one year, beginning March 2, 2015. Reviewing 
of resumes and hiring to begin immediately. Compensation: Wages 
$20.00/hr. Health insurance and housing in the Las Vegas, NV area will 
be provided. Mileage reimbursement will be provided if personal vehicle 
is used, otherwise vehicle provided. Qualifications: 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 and/or fatality 
monitoring 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. 
Those applying MUST possess the following:  demonstrable birding skills 
including raptor ID and experience  excellent organizational skills, 
attention to detail, and flexibility  overall dedication to excellence 
and sense of pride in their work  valid Drivers License  experience 
driving 4-wheel drive vehicle Investigation into driving record will be 
conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to operate 
motor vehicle on behalf of WEST. Background check will be conducted on 
final candidates. Contract will require drug testing and candidates must 
be able to pass drug screening criteria. This is a general description 
of the functions for this position and is not all-inclusive of the 
duties which may be associated with this position. WEST, Inc. reserves 
the right to change, modify this job description, job requirements, and 
job duties at any time. WEST, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity 
employer. Our objective is to recruit, employ, pay, and promote 
employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, or national 
origin. WEST encourages all qualified veterans, qualified disabled 
veterans, and qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. Such 
individuals will receive consideration for employment and will not be 
discriminated against on the basis of disability. TO APPLY: Visit the 
WEST careers page at: http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/ and see the 
post for Biological Field Technician - San Bernardino County, CA. Click 
on APPLY NOW and include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf 
file the following: (System allows only for ONE attachment so resume, 
cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) 1. 
Cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position 
tell us why we should hire YOU over another candidatewhat sets you 
apart from others. 2. Resume which includes dates of employment and the 
address and phone number for each employer. 3. Three references with 
phone numbers and email addresses

FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Simon Fraser University.  Website: 
http://johnreynolds.org.  Location: Great Bear Rainforest near Bella 
Bella, BC, Canada.  Duration: Early May to mid August (2015).  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job Description: A field 
technician is needed to assist an MSc student studying Pacific Wrens 
along salmon streams near Bella Bella, on the central coast of British 
Columbia, in the remote Great Bear Rainforest. Fieldwork will involve 
spot-mapping, nest-searching in riparian forests, and data entry. This 
is part of a larger study of relationships between salmon and their 
ecosystems, under the guidance of Dr. John Reynolds.   Qualifications: 
Candidates must have previous experience with avian field research. 
Ideal applicants will be able to identify birds by sight and sound and 
have experience studying avian breeding biology. This research is 
physically demanding, and applicants should be comfortable working 
independently for long hours in challenging conditions (including rainy, 
wet and cold weather) and navigating by GPS. This project will require 
attention to safety, teamwork, and the ability to be flexible with 
variable maritime forecasts. All sites are accessed by boat from salt 
water, so comfort and experience with boats with outboard motors in 
tidal environments would be helpful.  To Apply: Unfortunately this 
position is only open to Canadian citizens or those able to work in 
Canada. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV (including 3 
references) as one PDF file to KIRSTEN WILCOX (EM: kawilcoxATsfu.ca). 
Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. 
Please put Salmon and Songbirds Project 2015 in the subject line.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT(S), MIST-NETTING IN THE BORNEAN RAIN FOREST (Danum 
Valley Field Centre)  We require experienced mist-netters and ringers 
(banders) for a University of Sheffield study on logging impacts to the 
avian community in the primary rain forest of Bornean Malaysia.  Work 
consists of strenuous days setting up transects, very early mornings 
running the nets, and sometimes-hectic processing of passerine and 
passerine-like species. Hiking in difficult, muddy, steep terrain is 
necessary. Living conditions can be challenging but are generally 
comfortable; RAs stay in a clean hostel with shared kitchen and bath, 
and electricity from 7AM until 11PM. Weather is consistently hot and 
humid. You may also choose to camp in the permanent camping area, where 
platforms are provided (along with cooking and shower facilities).  
Leeches are the most common annoyance, and elephants the greatest 
hazard. Days off are few (once per week on average), but can be spent 
exploring the ancient primary rain forest of Danum Valley Conservation 
Area. Applicants must have considerable mist-netting experience, 
including extractions of passerines (at least 200 individuals). Mental 
and physical fortitude and a sense of humor are essential. Tropical 
experience is a plus but not required.  This is a true experiential 
opportunity, and a chance to live and work in one of the few remaining 
pristine rain forests on Earth.  The position runs from June through 
August, and applicants who can stay the greater part of that time will 
be given preference.  Successful applicants will most likely need to pay 
their own facilities fees, which amount to approximately US$25/day, as 
well as all travel expenses. Applications will be considered as they are 
received. Send a detailed cover letter and CV to Field Study Manager 
SUZANNE TOMASSI (EM: suzannetomassi AT yahoo.com).

HAWK COUNT INTERNSHIP POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT   Type of Position: 
Wildlife Research Intern - Hawk Migration Monitoring.  Number of 
Positions:  1.  Dates of Position:  August 15 through November 30, 
2015.  Qualifications:  Candidate must be competent, responsible 
researcher able to keep organized detailed records of observations. Hawk 
identification skills or hawk count experience is desired but not 
necessary.  Student must learn hawk ID before project begins. Internet 
and computer use skills required. Knowledge of statistics is very useful 
for research project.   Equipment Needed:  Good quality binoculars and 
hawk ID guides.  The Center can provide these if necessary. The intern 
will need his or her own car to travel to the lookout each day.   
Responsibilities:  Conduct daily hawk count up to 6 days per week 
(weather permitting) at Bake Oven Knob in Lehigh County, PA (about 20 
miles northeast of Allentown). Record, report, and analyze data; help 
publish results. Interact with visitors to the site and educate them 
concerning hawk migration, identification, and conservation. Optional: 
complete a research paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher.  
Compensation:   $750 per month stipend plus housing and internet 
access.  Housing: Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) will provide housing 
in our Osprey House by the Lehigh River. The Center will provide 
utilities/wireless internet. Intern should provide their own cell phone. 
Learn more about LGNC at http://lgnc.org.  NOTE:  This project can be 
part of a student's undergraduate or graduate research work at the 
discretion of the college/university.  The student may be matriculated 
and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate.  How to 
Apply:  Mail resume' to: Intern Program, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, P.O. 
Box 198,Slatington, PA 18080. Email resume to [EM: lgnc AT ptd.net  
(Word or pdf)]. Include any information pertinent to wildlife research 
and hawk identification skills. Also include a sample your writing, 
preferably a research paper.  Applications being accepted any time after 
February 1, 2015.  Early applicants will have best chance of being 
accepted for internship.  Position may be filled before deadline.  
Application deadline:  April 15, 2015.

BIRD BANDING IN SAIPAN (U.S. Citizens ONLY): We seek two (2) field 
biologist interns to operate constant effort mist-netting and banding 
stations on Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands from mid- to late 
March, 2015 through late May or early June, 2015. Exact dates are not 
yet available, and funding for this project is still pending, so some 
flexibility is required. Field conditions include high heat, humidity, 
and rocky, sharp, rugged terrain. The position entails banding on close 
to a 5-day-on, 2-day-off work schedule, 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 driver's license are required. 
We particularly encourage previous MAPS interns to apply. If necessary, 
there will be a short, intensive training session in MAPS protocol in 
the San Francisco Bay Area immediately prior to the start of the 
internship.  After training and travel to Saipan, the interns will be 
responsible for operating 6 TMAPS mist-netting superstations, liaising 
with CNMI Dept. of Fish and Wildlife contacts on Saipan, and submitting 
monthly progress reports to IBP's main office. Roundtrip airfare to 
Saipan from San Francisco and free shared housing will be provided in 
addition to a per diem of $30 for each day in the field.     To apply, 
please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact 
information for three references, to LAUREN HELTON (EM: lhelton AT 
birdpop.org). Further information can be found at 
http://www.birdpop.org/internships.htm.

POINT COUNT SURVEY TECHNICIANS (5-6) needed for Intermountain Bird 
Observatory (IBO) study of breeding landbirds across Idaho (statewide) 
and SW Utah (mid May  late July, 2015). Duties consist of standardized 
point count surveys (all species) and data entry; opportunities for 
participating in multiple other IBO studies (see our website for other 
projects we do http://ibo.boisestate.edu). Field assistants will travel 
across diverse habitats with hundreds of bird species. Qualifications of 
applicants should include: 1) ability to identify 200+ species of 
Western birds by sight AND sound, 2) experience with standardized bird 
surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) willingness to give 
your all. Applicants must be comfortable mostly working alone in some 
remote areas that can include predators (bears, wolves, mountain lions). 
Applicants must also be physically fit and capable of hiking in steep 
terrain.   Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three 
references (with phone # AND e-mail address) via e-mail to (EM: 
jaycarlisle AT boisestate.edu AND jessicapollock AT boisestate.edu). 
Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

VOLUNTEER BIRDERS AND BANDERS   The Society of Yukon Bird Observatories 
are seeking volunteer birders and banders to conduct migration 
monitoring in southeast and south central Yukon for the 2015 spring and 
fall migration monitoring seasons. We operate the Albert Creek Bird 
Observatory 15km west of Watson Lake, Yukon (spring only) and Teslin 
Lake Bird Observatory 5 km west of Teslin, Yukon (fall only). We are 
seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic who can 
rough it and become part of a team dedicated to bird 
monitoring/research. Applicants will be rated on their experience with 
northwestern boreal birds, handling, identifying and banding of 
songbirds.  Applicants should consider their ability to work in a rustic 
camp setting, willingness to be part of a team while dealing with 
adverse weather conditions and 'toughing it out".  Travel will be 
provided from Whitehorse to either bird observatory and back. Camp gear 
including tent, sleeping bags, camp stove and cookwear will be provided. 
Resumes and inquiries please forward to TED MURPHY-KELLY, Station 
Manager, Society of Yukon Bird Observatories (EM: tedmurphykelly AT 
northwestel.net).  Please visit our web page, 
http://www.yukonbirdobservatories.org

STAFF BIOLOGIST at NaturEner USA, LLC  Duties and responsibilities: 
**Raptor monitoring from twilight to twilight at pre-determined 
locations; **Eagle/raptor point counts at pre-determined locations; 
**Implement turbine curtailments during all monitoring hours; **Ground 
based surveys to locate fatalities and recover carcasses of bats and 
birds; **Conduct searcher efficiency and carcass removal trials; **Data 
collection, management, and reporting; **Additional responsibilities and 
field surveys, as required.  Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years of hawk 
watch data acquisition  or avian point count experience; **Must be able 
to confidently and accurately identify soaring raptors at long distances 
with low light conditions using high powered optics; **Experience with 
post construction monitoring at wind farms is desirable; **Highly 
motivated with excellent data management skills; **Demonstrated ability 
to work independently and stay alert for long hours in the field with 
minimal avian activity; **Detail orientated, resourceful, strong time 
management; **Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
**Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in schedule and/or work 
duties  Working conditions:  This position is based in NaturEner USA LLC 
Offices located in Kevin and Ethridge, Montana. The incumbent will be 
required to work outdoors in extreme weather and must be comfortably 
walking 5+ miles daily in uneven terrain. Physical requirements: The 
incumbent will be required to work on a flexible schedule focused around 
twilight to twilight.  The work schedule will require irregular hours.   
Please send one document containing a cover letter outlining your 
interest in the project, a resume/CV, and contact information for 3 or 
more references to CHERYL SCHWEIZER: (EM: cschweizer AT naturener.us).
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EIDER (SEA DUCK) HUSBANDRY INTERNSHIP -- The Alaska SeaLife Center 
(ASLC) is sponsoring an internship program for college students or 
graduates who are interested in gaining an educational experience in a 
world-class marine facility. ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, 
educational experience in a variety of areas within the Center. 
Depending on the type of internship, duties may include assisting 
aquarium, avian or marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; 
helping with marine-related research projects as support in our 
education department. Interns will be required to participate in a 
variety of areas and all interns are required to participate to some 
extent in the interpretive aspects of our operation. Interns will not be 
permitted to participate in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified 
in the internship.    Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry Intern will be 
introduced to basic animal care and husbandry techniques specific to 
captive arctic waterfowl species. The position also entails learning 
about and assisting with endangered species breeding season tasks in an 
area that is located outside and susceptible to the extreme Alaska 
environmental conditions. Under guidance of Eider Husbandry staff, the 
intern will learn and demonstrate the ability to:  **Perform daily 
animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of animal habitats, 
kitchen and work areas. **Make daily observations and note the health 
and condition of the research eiders – noting changes in behavior and 
appearance. **Assist researchers with data collection. **Maintain 
written and computer records. **Assist in pool cleanings and water 
quality testing. **Take care of ducklings when necessary, this may 
entail irregular hours.  Please visit http://www.alaskasealife.org for 
applications and instructions.
INTERPRETATION - EIDER INTERNSHIP –  The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
sponsoring an internship program for college students or graduates who 
are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class 
marine facility. ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational 
experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the 
type of internship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or 
marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with 
marine-related research projects as support in our education department. 
Interns will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all 
interns are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive 
aspects of our operation. Interns will not be permitted to participate 
in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified in the internship. 
Interpretation - Eider Intern will meld two completely separate 
internship learning activities. The day is divided into 4 hours of 
husbandry and 4 hours of interpretation. The eider husbandry portion is 
in the morning when they can assist the husbandry staff in all the 
morning chores. These included: daily cleaning of the enclosures, daily 
feeding of the ducks, maintaining data records, and assisting with any 
spontaneous chores that needed completion. (These depended on whether it 
was egg season or duckling season.) The 4 hours of interpretation 
learning activities change daily depending on staff present and 
activities taking place that day. Interpreters maintain the different 
stations around the center e.g., touch tank, aviary, 1st floor desk, 
giving planned and scripted PowerPoint presentations to the public, lead 
Behind the Scenes tours, and teach classroom programs. Each day is some 
combination of the tasks above. The nature of this internship gives you 
far more knowledge about the Eiders than other interpreters, the goal is 
to learn and share with others. In this position you will also become 
familiar with the other birds, invertebrates and the mammals are housed 
at the center. Under guidance of Eider and Interpretation staff, the 
intern will learn and demonstrate the ability to: **Interpret exhibits 
housing live marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates.**Present 
briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and 
impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate 
interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and 
interest of particular audiences.**Create props and supplies for 
educational programs and assist with special events.**Prepare daily 
animal diets, perform routine cleaning of eider sea duck holding area, 
kitchen and work areas; assist in pool cleanings & water quality 
tests.**Make daily observations noting health and condition of the 
research eiders – behavior & appearance changes.**Assist researchers 
with data collection.  Please visit http://www.alaskasealife.org for 
applications and instructions.

INTERPRETATION - AVIAN INTERNSHIP –  The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
sponsoring an internship program for college students or graduates who 
are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class 
marine facility. ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational 
experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the 
type of internship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or 
marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with 
marine-related research projects as support in our education department. 
Interns will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all 
interns are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive 
aspects of our operation. Interns will not be permitted to participate 
in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified in the internship. 
Interpretation Avian Intern will team with the interpretive staff for 20 
hours a week and with the avian staff for 20 hours a week. Assists the 
avian and/or aquarium departments and acquires the first-hand knowledge 
needed to interpret these exhibits. Under guidance of Avian and 
Interpretation staff, the intern will learn and demonstrate the ability 
to:  **Interpret exhibits housing live marine mammals, birds, fish and 
invertebrates. **Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media 
shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to 
employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the 
characteristics and interest of particular audiences. **Create props and 
supplies for educational programs and assist with special events. 
**Perform general husbandry tasks such as cleaning, food preparation, 
etc. **Make daily observations on the health and condition of the 
exhibit birds – noting changes in behavior and appearance.  Please visit 
http://www.alaskasealife.org for applications and instructions.

MIGRATION AND BREEDING BIOLOGY OF OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS IN CENTRAL 
ALASKA – Location:  Fairbanks, Alaska.  Duration:  2.5-4 month 
positions.  Field work begins approximately early to mid-May and lasts 
through end of July, with some flexibility to work through the month of 
August. Job Type:  Temporary.  Application deadline:  15 February 2015, 
or until filled.  Job Description:  The Department of Fish and Game in 
Fairbanks, Alaska anticipates multiple short-term, non-permanent 
field-technician openings.  These jobs will specifically involve 
targeted mistnetting, banding and geolocator deployment on Olive-sided 
Flycatchers, in an effort to understand long-distance migratory routes 
and farthest-north populations of this declining insectivore.   Ideal 
candidates for the positions must be experienced and comfortable running 
mistnets and banding songbirds in remote field conditions.  Experience 
with target netting, songbird point counts, nest searching, behavioral 
observations and blood sampling are also desirable. The work involves 
early-morning hours, some weekend workdays, and buggy, wet field 
conditions in both black spruce and deciduous habitats. Technicians 
receive a generous salary ($18-$20/hr, depending on experience), plus 
time-and-a-half for overtime.  No health insurance or housing provided.  
Fairbanks is a 2hr drive from Denali National Park and a university 
town.  Central Alaska offers not only amazing wildlife and vast 
wilderness, but also relatively warmer, brighter summer days within the 
Land of the Midnight Sun.  Qualifications: **Candidates must demonstrate 
previous experience and be comfortable running mistnets and 
handling/banding songbirds.  **Experience with songbird point counts, 
nest searching, behavioral observations and blood sampling is also very 
helpful.   **Demonstrated ability to work well with team members or 
independently in challenging or unpredictable field conditions.   
**Strong organizational skills and experience collecting neat field 
notes that are interpretable to all.   **Comfortable working long hours 
and a willingness to have a flexible schedule that involves early hours 
any day of the week. **No legal history to preclude work on military 
installations. **Willingness to engage in variety of tasks, including 
repeated field observations that can be tedious.  **Any candidate must 
meet State of Alaska requirements regarding residency prior to hire. 
Further information available upon request.  To Apply:  Interested 
candidates are encouraged send a CV that focuses on the desired 
qualifications, along with names of 3 references to:  JULIE HAGELIN (EM: 
julie.hagelin AT alaska.gov).  Information will be accepted through 15 
February 2015, and possibly beyond, until qualified applicants are 
identified.

RAPTOR WORKSHOP: Accredited through University of Wisconsin - Stevens 
Point.  Attend this 5-day introductory level field course designed to 
instruct students in a full-range of the latest field techniques used in 
the study of raptors. "Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques" will be 
held in Stevens Point, WI by Eugene Jacobs of the Linwood Springs 
Research Station.  Summer Session: 15-19 June, 2015.  Receive first-hand 
experience working with: live raptors, capturing, handling, banding 
techniques, broadcast call surveys, tree climbing, rappelling, blood 
sampling and more.  Cost is $450 and space is limited, so register 
early.  For more information visit http://raptorservices.rezgo.com   .

MS IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE PROGRAM – Cummings School of Veterinary 
Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusetts.  Informational Webinar - 
Monday, February 9, 2015.  Now in its fourth year, MCM has established 
itself as a unique interdisciplinary one-year master’s program.  It 
provides specific training, knowledge and skills for graduate students 
interested in pursuing a career that focuses on health relationships 
occurring at the interface of humans, animals and the environment. 
Application deadline for fall 2015 enrollment: April 1, 2015.  Please 
contact mcm AT tufts.edu to RSVP for the Informational Webinar.   For 
more information on the MCM program: http://vet.tufts.edu/mcm/  Find us 
on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tufts.ccm

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM VACANCIES  at Suffolk County Department of 
Parks, Recreation & Conservation.  Website: 
http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks.aspx  Location: Suffolk 
County, New York.  Duration: Spring/Summer 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 12. Application Deadline: 13 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting 
applications for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection 
Program for the 2015 season. The positions involve helping to manage 
nesting shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at seventeen sites 
throughout Suffolk County. While this job is anything but a “day at the 
beach,” the candidates will gain an intimate knowledge of bird behavior 
and of the unique management issues their presence creates. 
Compensation: * Hourly wage is $9.30 or $9.70 depending upon experience. 
Crew Leader positions are available for those with experience. * Housing 
may be available, indicate your interest. * Use of your personal vehicle 
may be required.  Qualifications: The ideal candidates: * Have an 
interest and/or coursework in ornithology, ecology, and natural 
resources * Are able to meet the physical demands of the job: walking 
miles on the beach, carrying heavy fencing materials, digging trenches; 
all in typical summer weather * Must demonstrate an ability to work 
effectively with others under stressful conditions * Must be willing to 
work weekends & holidays, and flexible hours (average 35 hours/week) * 
Have an ability to interact professionally with the general public * 
Must be meticulous and concise in recording data * Have a valid driver’s 
license (often required to drive 2-3 hours a day to visit sites)   To 
Apply: There is no application, send resumes to: DIANA SANFORD (EM: 
diana.sanford AT suffolkcountyny.gov FX: 631.854.4603). Application 
deadline: March 13, 2015

SUMMER FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Bedford Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.bedfordaudubon.org  Location: Katonah, NY.  Duration: 10 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Apr 2015.  Job 
Description: Bedford Audubon Society is pleased to announce the 
availability of a ten-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. 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, 10 
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. Qualifications: 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.  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 3, 2015. • Please include “2015 Summer Field 
Biology Opportunity” as the email subject line. • Incomplete or late 
applications will not be considered.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (2)- Dickcissel Breeding and Post-fledging 
Ecology  at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Location: 
East-central, IL.  Duration: 2.5-3.0 months, one beginning 15th May and 
one 1st June 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: (2) Field 
Technicians needed for a study investigating the breeding and 
post-fledging ecology of Dickcissels in grassland habitats of Eastern 
Illinois. Work will primarily involve nest searching, nest monitoring, 
re-sighting color-banded birds, territory monitoring and mapping, 
vegetation surveys, behavioral observations, and data entry. Technicians 
will also assist a M.S. student with capture, banding, bleeding, and 
radio-tagging of adult and nestling birds. This project is a great 
opportunity to gain experience in a number of field techniques important 
to studying avian ecology. Housing may be provided but this has yet to 
be determined. Travel between housing and field sites will be provided. 
Rate of pay: 10.00$/per hour.  Qualifications: Applicants must be 
willing to work long hours outside, moving through dense vegetation 
under a variety of physically demanding field conditions (sunny, hot, 
humid, windy, wet, chilly). Ideal candidates will be energetic, 
hard-working, team players that pay close attention to directions and 
details while conducting research in the field and entering collected 
data. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be 
given to applicants with prior experience finding and monitoring bird 
nests and re-sighting color banded birds.   To Apply: Please send 
application (cover letter, cv/resume, and three references) via email in 
ONE WORD DOCUMENT (please name file in the following format: 
firstname_lastname_Dickcissel_Application) to TODD JONES (preferred 
email EM: toddmj AT illinois.edu), Department of Natural Resources & 
Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 
Turner Hall, Urbana, IL 61801. Deadline for applications is 1st of 
March, 2015, however, positions may be filled as suitable applicants are 
found.

Grassland Bird Research Technicians (3)  at Center for Native Grasslands 
Management; The University of Tennessee.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: TN.  Duration: 3 Months 
(approx.).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  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 beginning in late April/early May and ending in early August. 
Technicians will be based near Knoxville, TN. Salary is $1,400/month. 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications 
begins immediately and continues until all positions are filled. Job 
duties include conducting nest searches, 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 plant identification. Preference will be given 
to candidates with proven bird identification and nest searching 
experience and skills. Ideal candidates should be comfortable working 
long days in the field during hot summer months, able to interact 
positively with private landowners and managers in an agricultural 
setting, and excited about applied avian conservation research. These 
data are being collected as part of a project examining the influence of 
two native grass grazing strategies on grassland bird communities. A BS 
in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates 
should bring their own binoculars. To apply: Use 'Field Technician' as 
the subject of your email. Submit 1) cover letter outlining any specific 
work experiences with grassland birds and/or nest searching, 2) 
resume/CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references in a single .pdf 
(preferred) or .doc(x) file to (EM:  kbrazil AT utk.edu).

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER BIOLOGIST  at Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission.  Website: myfwc.com  Location: Kenansville, 
FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: RCW Biologist (1) needed for full time, OPS, 
year-round position working on red-cockaded woodpecker population 
monitoring on the Three Lakes, Herky Huffman/Bull Creek and Triple N 
Ranch Wildlife Management Areas located in central Florida 
(Kenansville). Duties include: *annually visiting more than 1,000 trees 
to monitor status, refresh paint, & accurately map, when necessary, 
using GPS equipment; *actively searching, through systematic surveys, 
for new trees & clusters; *nest searching and nest monitoring; *climbing 
trees using Swedish sectional ladders; *capturing and banding adults and 
nestlings and maintaining banding records; *identifying color-banded 
birds for group membership, cavity occupancy, and data entry; 
*maintaining natural cavities and artificial cavities and installing 
cavity inserts and drilled starts; *coordinating the annual 
translocation; *removing encroaching hardwoods from the vicinity of RCW 
cavity trees using chemical and mechanical means; *making maps in 
ArcGIS, writing yearly reports, and giving presentations at annual 
meetings; *assisting with other projects on the Management Areas such as 
controlled burning and other wildlife surveys.  Qualifications: *Must be 
able to work a flexible schedule to include early mornings and evenings 
in hot and humid conditions; *Must be knowledgeable in GPS equipment, 
ArcGIS and Excel spreadsheet managment; *Must be able to climb Swedish 
ladders up to 50 feet; *Must be able to lift 30 pounds; *Must be able to 
use a chainsaw; *Must be capable of managing the entire RCW project 
including running annual translocations and supervising a seasonal RCW 
technician during the breeding season; *Must be organized and be able to 
effectively manage time Preference will be given to applicants with 
prior experience monitoring nests, banding birds, reading color bands, 
navigating in the woods, operating ATVs, 4x4 vehicles, tractors, and 
chainsaws, and using Microsoft Access and Excel. Applicants must possess 
a valid driver’s license. To Apply: Please send (via e-mail 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: TINA HANNON, Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission, 1231 Prairie Lakes Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739. 
(EM: Tina.Hannon AT MyFWC.com). Feel free to contact Tina Hannon at the 
email address above with any questions.

SEASONAL STAFF BIOLOGIST  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Amargosa Canyon Area of Critical 
Environmental Concern.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Point Blue 
(formerly PRBO) seeks (1) nest searcher to assist with this long-term, 
all-species study of a Mojave Desert riparian community’s response to 
exotic tamarisk removal and subsequent Brown-headed Cowbird control. 
Prior nest searching experience required. Season extends from May 1, 
2015 through July 31, 2015. $1,800-$2,300/ month depending on 
experience, housing provided. The Amargosa Canyon Area of Critical 
Environmental Concern lies between Death Valley and Las Vegas. It is 
within a half-day’s drive of the Sierra Nevada, the Grand Canyon, and 
Zion National Park, and within two hours of Death Valley and Las Vegas’ 
Spring Mountains. Birding is excellent and it is challenging nest 
searching, with a wide variety of species to master. You will receive a 
great deal of training, including training on federally endangered 
Bell’s Vireos. Qualifications: Prior nest searching experience required, 
the more species the better.  To Apply: Please email a resume and brief 
letter detailing your interests and goals to CHRIS MCCREEDY (EM: 
cmccreedy AT pointblue.org).

SUMMER AVIAN POINT COUNT AND BANDING TECHNICIAN  at Hakai Institute and 
Simon Fraser University.  Website: http://www.hakai.org/ Location: 
Calvert and surrounding islands, Central Coast, BC, Canada.  Duration: 
3-4 months. Number of Openings: 3.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job 
Description: We are looking for up to 3 field technicians to join a 
study of island biogeography and ecosystem subsidies on BC’s central 
coast. This project is a joint venture by the Hakai Institute and SFU. 
Assistants will join a team studying how nutrients from the sea, 
including seaweed, affect the community ecology of breeding birds. This 
will include conducting avian point counts, bird banding and vegetation 
analyses. This is a remote and beautiful region, accessible by 
powerboats and kayaks from the Hakai Institute on Calvert Island. The 
field season will run from early May to the end of July, with optional 
extensions for data entry and sample processing through August. If you 
don’t like getting wet, camping for 10 day periods, clambering around 
forests and shores, working on and around the sea, or bears and wolves, 
this job is not for you.  Qualifications: The ability to identify 
locally occurring birds by sight and sound is essential, and bird 
banding and boating experience would both be helpful assets. Because of 
the remote nature of the work, physical fitness, experience working 
under rugged conditions, and a perpetually positive attitude are 
important. This project will require attention to safety and strong 
teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills.   To Apply: Please send 
a letter explaining why this project interests you, including relevant 
experience and skills, along with your CV and contact details of three 
references, all as a single PDF to Dr JOHN REYNOLDS (EM: Reynolds AT 
sfu.ca). Review of applications will begin immediately and applications 
will be accepted until the positions are filled.

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.west-inc.com/  Location: Las Vegas, NV.  Duration: Up to one 
year.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: Multiple. Application 
Deadline: 6 Feb 2015.  Job Description: EMPLOYER: Western EcoSystems 
Technology, Inc. (URL http://www.west-inc.com) provides environmental 
and statistical consulting services and contracts research nationally 
and internationally to industry, government, and private organizations. 
POSITION (multiple temporary positions): Primary duty is to conduct 
fatality monitoring at a large renewable energy facility in the San 
Bernardino County, CA. desert; avian use surveys including all avian 
species, but primarily focused on passerines; Bird Use Count (BUC) 
surveys focused on raptors and other large birds. Specifically, during 
avian use surveys, all birds heard or seen at each point up to 100 
meters from the observer will be recorded to document species occurrence 
and estimate abundance. Information about the survey location and time, 
weather conditions, bird species, number of individuals if in a group, 
initial detection distance from observer (to nearest 10 meters), 
location relative to project infrastructure, behaviors, flight 
direction, flight height, and use of facility airspace and 
infrastructure will be recorded. Similar data will be recorded during 
the BUC surveys but the surveys will be focused on raptors and other 
large birds to an unlimited distance. Work is full time (approx 40 
hrs/week) for up to one year, beginning in early February 2015. We will 
also be hiring additional biologists to start in mid-March. Hiring to 
begin immediately. Compensation: Wages $20.00/hr. Health insurance and 
housing in the Las Vegas, NV area will be provided. Mileage 
reimbursement will be provided if personal vehicle is used, otherwise 
vehicle will likely be provided. This is a general description of the 
functions for this position and is not all-inclusive of the duties which 
may be associated with this position. WEST, Inc. reserves the right to 
change, modify this job description, job requirements, and job duties at 
any time. Qualifications: 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 and/or fatality monitoring 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 hrs/week) for up to one year, beginning in early 
February 2015. We will also be hiring additional biologists to start in 
mid-March. Hiring to begin immediately. Those applying MUST possess the 
following: • demonstrable birding skills including raptor ID and 
experience • excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and 
flexibility • overall dedication to excellence and sense of pride in 
their work • valid Driver’s License • experience driving 4-wheel drive 
vehicle. Investigation into driving record will be conducted upon hire. 
Driving record must meet standards set to operate motor vehicle on 
behalf of WEST. Background check will be conducted on final candidates. 
Contract will require drug testing and candidates must be able to pass 
drug screening criteria. WEST, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity 
employer. Our objective is to recruit, employ, pay, and promote 
employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, or national 
origin. WEST encourages all qualified veterans, qualified disabled 
veterans, and qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. Such 
individuals will receive consideration for employment and will not be 
discriminated against on the basis of disability.   TO APPLY: Visit the 
WEST careers page at: http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/ and see the 
post for Biological Field Technician - San Bernardino County, CA. Click 
on APPLY NOW and include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf 
file the following: (System allows only for ONE attachment so resume, 
cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) 1. 
Cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position— 
tell us why we should hire YOU over another candidate—what sets you 
apart from others. 2. Resume which includes dates of employment and the 
address and phone number for each employer. 3.Three references with 
phone numbers and email addresses

FIELD ASSISTANT TELEMETRY PROJECT  at University of British 
Columbia/Environment Canada.  Location: South-central BC.  Duration: 3 
months - From May to end of July.  Job Type: Student.  Application 
Deadline: Feb 22 2015.  Job Description: Field assistant for MSc 
Graduate Student needed from 1 May – 31 July 2015 for: A study on 
Williamson’s Sapsucker breeding and foraging ecology in the Southern 
Interior, BC. This field assistant position involves demanding but 
interesting fieldwork on this intriguing woodpecker, with early 
mornings, long irregular hours, encounters with some mosquitoes and a 
few bears. This is an opportunity to be involved in a new avian research 
project and to gain field experience in a unique setting with abundant 
wildlife. Williamson’s Sapsuckers are classified as endangered in 
Canada, with the only Canadian populations occurring in the southern 
interior of British Columbia. The work will take place in two areas, 
nearby Merritt and Okanagan Falls, housing is provided. Duties – Mostly 
tracking birds with radio-telemetry. Also, surveys and nest 
searching/monitoring, assistance with bird capture and banding, with 
some vegetation sampling. Salary: $1800-2000/month (depending on 
experience) plus food, accommodations and transport to the field site 
from Vancouver.    Qualifications: Must be physically fit and 
comfortable with hiking in the forest all day, working independently. 
Experience in radio-telemetry is an asset. Experience with bird 
identification by sight and calls; preferably experience with reading 
color bands at a distance. Familiarity with MS Excel; meticulous data 
collection/entry skills. Possess valid driver's license (essential). 
Although these qualifications are strongly preferred, motivation and 
willingness to learn all these valuable field skills will be the most 
important assets. To Apply: Preference will be given to Canadian 
students (or recently graduated), although exceptions will be made for 
strong candidates. Please state in your cover letter if you are eligible 
to an USRA/NSERC scholarship. To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and 
names of 2 references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers) to the 
attention of JULIEN ST-AMAND: (EM:  Julien.st-amand AT alumni.ubc.ca 
[Please put “Cavity-nester field assistant” in the subject line; 
attachments should be MS Word or PDF formats]) Centre for Applied 
Conservation Research, 3rd Floor, Forest Sciences Centre, University of 
British Columbia, 3625-2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Website: 
http://userpages.umbc.edu/~blohr/  Location: Central Florida.  Duration: 
4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Field technicians (2) wanted for 
ongoing conservation oriented project working with the critically 
endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. The technicians will be 
assisting a PhD student, but also work in coordination with US Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel. Duties will 
include, but are not limited to: nest searching, behavioral 
observations, territory mapping, audio recording, resighting 
color-banded birds and data entry. Work will be done in saw palmetto 
prairie in central Florida and/ or private ranch lands and is expected 
to start around April 1st and will end on or about beginning to mid 
August. There is some flexibility in start and end dates. Must be 
willing to tolerate heat, humidity, biting insects, early mornings and 
possibility of encountering alligators and venomous snakes. Technician 
should be able to work independently and as part of a group when needed. 
Housing and a work vehicle will be provided, but it is encouraged that 
technicians have their own vehicle. Monthly stipend will be provided.  
Qualifications: Technicians should have a BA or BSc in Biology/ Wildlife 
Ecology or related field or in the process of obtaining one. Prior 
ground nest searching experience, bird banding and resighting of 
color-banded birds preferred, as well as previous work in hot and humid 
environments. Experience working with sensitive or endangered species is 
also a plus.   To Apply: Send cover letter, CV and contact information 
for 3 references as an email attachment to ARCHER LARNED (EM: alar1 AT 
umbc.edu), University of Maryland Baltimore County, Biology Department, 
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. References provided should be 
able to comment on field experience. Prefer application information sent 
via email. Application materials will be reviewed upon arrival and job 
will remain open until all positions have been filled.

SEASONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR, BIRD STEWARDSHIP  at Audubon Florida. 
Website: http://fl.audubon.org  Location: Sarasota County, Florida. 
Duration: 26 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 13 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida seeks a Seasonal Project 
Coordinator to support beach-nesting bird conservation work in Sarasota 
County. The Coordinator will work on beaches throughout Sarasota County, 
a shoreline distance of about 37 miles, but predominantly in the central 
and northern portions of the county where shorebirds and seabirds have 
nested historically. From February/March to August (“breeding season”), 
the grant-funded Coordinator will be responsible for performing bird 
monitoring and protection work. This project performs a spectrum of 
independent, beach-nesting bird conservation tasks with responsibilities 
that include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: 
Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining 
said posting; Monitoring nest sites weekly or more often for evidence of 
disturbance or predation; Performing weekly or more frequent bird 
surveys including number of adult pairs of shore/seabirds, number of 
downy chicks, number of feathered chicks, and number of fledged young; 
Reporting beach nesting bird disturbances to Florida Wildlife Commission 
Enforcement and/or Sarasota County Sheriff; and Helping protect sites 
from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: recruiting 
and training new volunteers, advising and partnering with volunteers to 
chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, 
educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with 
posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through 
presentations at organizational meetings. This is a seasonal, full-time, 
grant-funded opportunity (pending release of grant funds) and is 
approximately 26 weeks from March 1 – August 31, 2015. Start date to be 
finalized once grant funding is secured. This position also will be 
funded in 2016; funding may be available in subsequent years. Essential 
Functions: By closely collaborating with the Important Bird Areas (IBA) 
Coordinator, s/he will ensure: All Sarasota County beaches are 
effectively surveyed during the state-prescribed beach-nesting bird 
survey windows; Bird survey data ( number of nests, downy or feathered 
chicks, and fledglings of each species at each solitary nest or colony 
site) is entered into the Florida Shorebird Database weekly; All active 
nesting sites are monitored weekly or more often, and stewarded as 
appropriate (to be determined in consultation with the IBA Coordinator). 
Additional responsibilities include: Collecting accurate data as 
assigned, and submitting associated activity logs on a scheduled 
timeline. Contributing to technical report writing and submitting 
content for the program. Mentoring and advising volunteers in symbolic 
fencing (buffering), monitoring, surveying and stewardship activities. 
Educating and engaging the public around coastal bird conservation 
through outreach at beach sites. Coordination with private beach 
property owners and their associated Civic Associations, e.g. Siesta Key 
Association, for permission to install symbolic fencing and to station 
bird stewards, if needed, at active nest/colony sites on private beach 
property. Cooperation with Audubon partners, including but not limited 
to: Sarasota County Audubon leaders and volunteers, Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists and law enforcement 
officers, and Sarasota County staff.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree 
in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required. 2-3 years' 
demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and 
performing bird surveys a must. Strong interpersonal communication and 
problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and 
maintain accountability for work products. Excellent judgment and 
decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in 
all deliverables. Demonstrated experience working with external partners 
and volunteers. Demonstrated capability of physically active work 
installing posts and signs and walking up to 4 miles on coastal beaches 
to perform bird surveys and monitoring. Familiarity with coastal 
conservation lands of Sarasota County a plus. Must have a valid Florida 
driver’s license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to 
complete assigned tasks. Must be able to work long days, weekends, and 
holidays as needed, in Florida summer field conditions. Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission  To Apply: Online applications 
only at https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435827155

TURKEY AND UPLAND GAME BIOLOGIST  at New Mexico Department of Game and 
Fish.  Website: http://http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ Location: Santa 
Fe, NM.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 13 
Feb 2015.  Job Description: This position coordinates the Department's 
statewide wild turkey and upland game (grouse, pheasant, quail and 
squirrel) management program. This position will work with Department 
staff to collect, analyze, and report population, harvest, and trend 
information, as well as participate in the development of management 
goals, projects, and harvest regulations. This position will also work 
with Department staff to coordinate development of habitat improvement 
initiatives on public and private lands; and serve on various technical 
committees as the Department's technical representative. This position 
is responsible for the management of programmatic contracts and federal 
grant documents is an essential function of this job. This position will 
also cross-train and assist with other bird program and Department 
activities as needed.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries science/management, wildlife 
science/management, animal science, forestry, ecology or similar related 
natural resource degree and two (2) years directly related work 
experience. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's 
License. Employment is subject to a pre-employment background 
investigation and is conditional pending results To Apply: Apply online 
at http://www.spo.state.nm.us/applicationguide/

SEASONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research.  Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app  
Location: San Clemente Island, CA.  Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2015.  Job Description: This 
position is for the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Captive Breeding 
Program, a project funded by the U.S. Navy, and located on the Navy's 
training base on San Clemente Island located 68 miles off the coast of 
San Diego. Room and board is provided by the U.S. Navy for the five day 
work week on the island. The U.S. Navy also provides transportation to 
and from the island at the beginning and end of the work week, from 
Naval Air Station North Island. Applicants must be available to work any 
of the seven days of the week. The San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike is a 
federally listed endangered species, and all applicants must meet U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife requirements for permits. Thus, all successful 
applicants will have at least a BS or BA in the natural sciences, or 
equivalent vocational experience in animal management (2 years 
vocational experience = 1 year of higher education) Successful 
applicants will have knowledge/experience in avian husbandry, which may 
include, natural history, artificial incubation and chick hand-rearing, 
bird handling, banding, routine veterinary care, diet preparation, 
aviary maintenance, design and decor, and bird behavior. Additional 
experience in field techniques and wildlife management as well as formal 
behavioral observation and focal sampling methodologies (e.g., all 
occurrence, instantaneous and 1/0 sampling) with birds or mammals is 
valuable. Desirable qualifications include the ability to provide light 
general maintenance of cages, equipment, and grounds.  Qualifications 
include Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field; or 
equivalent vocational experience (see above) Qualified applicants will 
have basic computer experience with word processing and spreadsheet 
programs (e.g., MS Word and Excel). Must be familiar with detailed 
record keeping and ability to keep clear and accurate notes using such 
programs. Previous experience with MS Access Databases both data entry 
and programming, is preferred but not required. The ability to work 
cooperatively with all members of the Shrike Recovery Program including 
U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Institute for 
Wildlife Studies is essential. Selected candidates may be required to 
spend nights at the captive propagation facility when sick, injured 
birds, and young chicks are present. Must be able to work outside under 
various weather conditions and have a valid California driver license. 
Hours scheduled will be approximately 40 hrs/wk. 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.  To apply, applicants 
MUST fill out an online application at 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app. Do not send information 
to contact. Application deadline is February 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm PST. No 
late applications will be accepted. A cover letter including detailed 
information on banding experience uploaded with a résumé is highly 
recommended.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS - ALASKA  at U.S. Geological Survey. Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: We are seeking motivated individuals to work on an avian 
demographic study on the Seward Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from 
approximately May through August 2015. This is an exciting opportunity 
to assist with ongoing field research of migratory landbird response to 
changing environmental conditions in the boreal-arctic transition zone. 
Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, nest searching for 
passerines, nest monitoring, behavioral observations, habitat surveys, 
invertebrate sampling, and data entry. Additional duties may include 
point count surveys, using mist nets and target netting to capture adult 
and nestling passerines, banding, collecting blood samples and 
morphological measurements, and re-sighting color-banded birds.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and 
capable of walking long distances (up to 15 km/day) across uneven 
tussock tundra carrying a 20-30 pound backpack, comfortable working in 
remote brown bear country while carrying a firearm, and willing to 
maintain a positive attitude in inclement weather conditions with hordes 
of biting insects. Desired qualifications include: experience with 
identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, behavioral 
observations, point counts, and capturing, handling, and banding birds. 
Experience with backcountry camping is a plus. The ability to work long 
hours (>40 hours per week), work well with crew members, communicate 
with supervisors, and happily live in a communal tent camp for two 
months is essential. Preference will be given to individuals with a 
Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a science-related 
field; however, junior/senior level undergraduates working toward a 
degree are encouraged to apply.   To apply: This is a pre-announcement 
of a job opportunity that will be posted soon. To indicate your 
potential interest in the position, please email a cover letter 
addressing your qualifications and what you hope to gain from this 
opportunity, a detailed resume, and contact information for 3 references 
combined into one Microsoft Word or PDF document to: (EM: rrichardson AT 
usgs.gov). Review of applications will begin immediately and we will 
notify suitable candidates when the official announcement has been 
posted for the formal application process.

SHOREBIRD FIELDWORK ASSISTANT BOHAI BAY CHINA  at Beijing Normal 
University.  Website: http://www.bnu.edu.cn  Location: Bohai Bay, yellow 
sea, China.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 5 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
Thousands of shorebirds feed and roost in Nanpu coast area during spring 
migration, this site is one of the most important stopover of the East 
Asian-Australasian Flyway. PhD research on how the shorebird use the 
saltpans and mudflat in this area, need 2 assistants work in April and 
May. Duties include the survey of the shorebirds both on the mudflat and 
in salt ponds, catch shorebirds using the mist-net and walk-trap, 
banding birds, take plasma sampling, looking for birds with color flags, 
focal bird observation, prey sampling. Work from early morning to dusk, 
sometimes need work at night. Work with an international team, from 
Australia, Netherland, and China. We provide the accommodation, food and 
local travel.  Qualifications: Positive attitude, reliable, dedicated, 
consistent, hard-working, self-motivated, detail-oriented, accept 
instruction, communicate well with co-workers and the public, work well 
with others. Applicants must be familiar with the shorebirds and can 
carry out the survey independently, if familiar with the banding is 
prefer. Survey by cars but sometimes need walk for long distance in the 
field, and can assistant the benthos sampling in the salt ponds.   To 
Apply: Qualified and interested applicants please send your résumé and a 
cover letter to the email (EM:  leiweipan AT 163.com).

GRASSLAND BIRD GEOLOCATOR AND SURVEY STUDY – FIELD TECHNICIANS  at 
Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma  Location: Norman, 
Oklahoma.  Duration: 15 April through 1 August, 2015.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job 
Description: An enthusiastic biologist with advanced grassland bird 
identification skills and bird banding skills is needed as a field 
research technician for spring/summer 2015. 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: a) recovery 
of light-sensing geolocators and b) conducting surveys of grassland 
birds by sight and sound. 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, operating off-road 
vehicles, and working either independently or with others. 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 $1600 to $1800/month, commensurate with 
experience.  Qualifications: Necessary skills include: experience 
surveying grassland birds by sight and sound, experience mist-netting 
and banding small songbirds, database management, 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. 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 4/1/2015. 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 ANDREA JOHN CONTINA (EM: andrea.contina AT ou.edu). 
Please indicate “OKGEO-2015” and your last name in the subject line.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 26, 2015
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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:48:27 -0500
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from April/May-August 
2015 to be part of US Forest Service research on White-headed 
Woodpeckers.  Up to 11 GS-05/01 technician positions and three GS-06/01 
crew leader positions are available for three projects in west-central 
Idaho on the Payette National Forest, central Oregon on the Malheur 
National Forest, and southern Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National 
Forest.  Technicians will be assigned to one project only.  Major duties 
include conducting point-count/playback-response surveys and performing 
nest searches for White-headed Woodpeckers, monitoring woodpecker nests, 
and measuring habitat features.  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 cavity-nesting birds, 
and especially 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 and develop leadership 
skills.  Highly self-motivated individuals will find the job very 
rewarding and enjoy exploring the ecology of White-headed Woodpeckers 
and cavity nesting species in general.  Interested parties should first 
send email with attached cover letter and resume, including three 
references, to JON DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us).  Please specify a 
preference for project location, if applicable.  Instructions to 
formally apply will follow.  The deadline to send resume materials is 20 
February 2015. 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.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/.  Positions are 
open to United States citizens only.  The USDA Forest Service is an 
equal employment opportunity employer.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN(s), Northcentral Pennsylvania. We are 
seeking several full-time, temporary (mid-May – mid-August) wildlife 
field assistants for projects evaluating the quality of core forest 
stands for interior forest birds. Field Assistants will be part of a 
larger team of graduate students and researchers collecting avian point 
count data and vegetation data. 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. Position pays $1900-2100/month based on experience and 
includes housing and travel expenses within 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.  Experience driving a 4-wheel drive 
vehicle is preferred. To Apply: Please send a resume, and cover letter 
including availability and names, email addresses and phone numbers of 
three references to ABIGAIL BARENBLITT (EM: acb298 AT psu.edu) and 
KIMBERLEY SERNO (EM: kxs5650 AT psu.edu).  We will begin reviewing 
applications after February 15th.

PLOVER AND TERN MONITORING TECHNICIAN on the central coast of Texas.  
Date:  March 23 – July 24, 2015.  Compensation:  $3200 per month with 
mileage reimbursement (includes mileage cap, $0.56/mile) – this is a 
contract position (1099 income) and taxes will not be withheld from 
monthly pay.  Contractor is expected to submit an invoice each month 
including mileage between study sites to receive payment.  Hours:  The 
position is a 40-45 hour work week that may require working some 
weekends (weather dependent).  Location: Corpus Christi, Texas region – 
Mustang Island and Port Aransas.  Job Description:  Primary duties will 
include working across three remote study sites to locate nesting areas 
for Least Terns, Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers.  Technician will monitor 
adults, nests, and broods (opportunistically) to collect breeding data.  
Habitat and disturbance data at these locations will also be recorded. 
Technician will assist in trapping, banding, and re-sighting of adult 
and young Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers.  Contractor will manage field data 
electronically and provide basic data analysis along with interim and 
final reports to meet the requirements for the grant that funds this 
position.  The individual will be managed on-the-ground by Coastal Bend 
Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) and will report to American Bird 
Conservancy in an administrative capacity.  Contractor will help with 
other related on-site activities as defined by CBBEP and ABC.  
Qualifications:  The applicant should be working towards or have 
completed a B.S. degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife 
Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a related field, and be experienced 
in shorebird and seabird monitoring and research protocols.  Experience 
with shorebird identification, surveying, locating nests and re-sighting 
banded shorebirds is strongly desired.  Banding experience is preferred, 
but not required.  A significant portion of time will be spent viewing 
birds through binoculars and high-powered scopes, and standing and 
walking along long stretches of wet coastal habitat carrying field 
gear.  Weather conditions vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain 
and storms, heat, and high humidity – biting insects may occur 
throughout the season.   Candidate will be able to physically and 
mentally work in these conditions.  Basic Microsoft Word and Excel 
skills are required.  Use of a GPS is required to complete work.  Valid 
driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for travel 
between work sites (mileage cap of $1,500).   Application Instructions:  
Send resume, 3 references, and unofficial transcript to: KACY RAY, 
American Bird Conservancy (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org).  Deadline for 
applications is February 13, 2015.

SEASONAL BIOLOGIST/SOUTHERN MAINE – A full-time seasonal biologist to 
monitor and manage endangered least terns and piping plovers in Southern 
Maine. Duties include: locating nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest 
success and fledglings, monitoring predation, supervising project 
interns and volunteers, conducting educational outreach programs, and 
negotiating and implementing management agreements (private and 
public).  Successful applicants will:  have experience working with 
birds; **have excellent observation skills; **be effective, engaging, 
and diplomatic communicators verbally and in writing; **walk extensively 
on soft substrates (sand beaches); **lift and carry heavy equipment of 
50 pounds or more; **have ability and willingness to work outdoors on 
beaches in all weather conditions; **clean driving record last 5 years; 
**Bachelor’s degree in related field required.  This full-time position 
runs from approximately April 15 to August 7. Some weekend and evening 
work required. Stipend $440-500/week depending on experience. EOE. Email 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to 
(EM: conserve AT maineaudubon.org) or send to Seasonal Biologist Search 
Committee, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105.  
Applications reviewed starting February 10/Search done when positions 
filled.

REAL TIME KINEMATIC (RTK) SURVEY TECHNICIANS needed to help map 
elevation and delineate saltmarsh habitats along the New England and 
mid-Atlantic coasts! 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 
northeastern US coast. See http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more 
information on SHARP.  Technicians will work in teams of two to map the 
elevation of existing bird survey points from coastal Maine to coastal 
Virginia using an RTK GPS system.  One team will be primarily 
responsible for the southern section (VA–NY), and one team for the north 
(CT–ME).  Additional mapping of high and low marsh will take place at 
focused sites throughout the survey area.  All applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a good sense of humor, 
and the flexibility to adjust to varying schedules throughout the field 
season. A strong work ethic is a must.  Ideal applicants will have basic 
knowledge of saltmarsh vegetation, particularly the difference between 
high and low marsh plant species.  Experience using RTK GPS systems, or 
handheld or backpack GPS systems (i.e. Trimble), is preferred.  However, 
training will be provided in the use of the RTK units, as well as in 
marsh-type differentiation.  The southern positions require significant 
motorboat experience; applicants should describe boat experience in 
their application letter and include an additional reference that can 
attest to boating skills.  Housing and vehicles will be provided, with 
technicians moving periodically from site to site. Salary is $12/hour.  
Positions will begin in early April to early May 2015 and conclude late 
July to early August 2015. To apply, please send a resume and cover 
letter with three references to (EM: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org).  
Specify north and/or south preference in subject line of email.

POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal-marsh bird research 
along the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts! 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 northeastern US 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 passive and broadcast point-count surveys for 
marsh birds in selected tidal marshes. Saltmarsh vegetation surveys will 
also be conducted at each location.  Positions are available in coastal 
Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York (Long Island), 
New Jersey, and Virginia. Ideal applicants will have prior experience 
with point-count and broadcast surveys and will be willing to work long 
hours in remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting insects, 
wading, 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. A general knowledge of marsh vegetation will also be helpful.  
New Jersey and Virginia positions require significant motorboat 
experience; applicants should describe boat experience in their 
application letter and include an additional reference that can attest 
to boating skills.  Housing and vehicles will be available for all 
positions. Salary is $12/hour.  Positions will begin mid-April to early 
May 2015 and conclude late July - early August 2015. To apply, please 
send a resume and cover letter with three references to (EM: info AT 
tidalmarshbirds.org).  Specify desired state/s in subject line of email.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION (asst. prof. equivalent) at the University 
of London in conservation biology. Location:  Egham. Salary:  £40,645 to 
£48,088 per annum - including London Allowance. Closing Date:      
Saturday, 31 January 2015 Applications are invited for the post of 
Lecturer in Conservation Biology in the School of Biological Sciences.   
The School is seeking to appoint a lecturer within its Centre for 
Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour to provide teaching and research duties 
in conservation biology. The appointee should hold a PhD and will be 
expected to conduct research in practical conservation and contribute to 
the School’s curriculum in conservation biology and data analysis.  
Applicants will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for curriculum 
development and the teaching of conservation in the field and 
laboratory.  We are looking for a candidate with a research portfolio of 
high quality and with the potential to generate lasting impact in 
conservation biology, or other areas with applications to the subject.  
We are particularly interested in a field-based person, whose research 
involves vertebrate systems, in particular mammals or birds.  The 
successful candidate will contribute to teaching in organismal 
biosciences at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and will be 
encouraged to initiate collaborative work with existing staff in the 
School and with other institutions.  This is a full time and permanent 
post, available from 1 June 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. For 
more information, please visit: 
https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=1214-275

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 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 CATE HOGAN, (EM: 
chogan AT lrwc.net). Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. 
Expected start date in early February.

BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS, Location: Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.  
Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Bird research technicians (3-4) needed from 
approximately 20 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 
(Bandelier in NM, Mesa Verde in CO, Petrified Forest and Canyon de 
Chelly, AZ). Technicians will work in a team of 2-3, with each team 
member working alone in the morning conducting approximately 10 point 
counts with distance estimation, then joining other technicians to 
conduct vegetation sampling and data entry every day after point counts 
and on additional days. Applicants must be available to 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 good 
hearing, be willing to work alone in remote areas, have experience 
conducting landbird surveys, and collecting and managing accurate data. 
Knowledge of Colorado Plateau birds, including mixed conifer, 
pinyon-juniper, and grassland species, preferred but not required, 
though the ability to hear and quickly learn songs and calls is 
essential. Flexibility, an ability to work well with others and endure 
sometimes difficult field conditions, including doing a considerable 
amount of vegetation sampling, putting in long days that begin before 
dawn, hiking long distances, and substantial 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. Use of 4WD personal vehicles for work, with reimbursement, may be 
an option but would require transporting fellow crew member(s). To 
apply, submit (email preferred) resume/cv, cover letter, and contacts 
for 3 professional references to JENNIFER HOLMES (EM: Jennifer.Holmes AT 
nau.edu), Northern Arizona University, Box 5614, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011.  
Reference "Research Technician position" in the subject heading of the 
email.  Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified.

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 irregular hours, in occasionally hot and buggy 
conditions. Start date can be flexible.  Salary $1800-2200/month 
depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle and valid, clean 
driver’s license.  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.

GRASSLAND BIRD SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN (7) --Location: Various states in 
New England.  We seek 7 seasonal full-time field technicians to conduct 
surveys of grassland birds and their habitat mid-May through mid-July 
2015. The study is a resurvey of grassland sites to determine changes in 
the grassland bird community over the last 15 years throughout New 
England. Successful applicants will conduct point-counts and assess 
general habitat conditions. Position also includes providing management 
guides to landowners, and data entry. Applicants must have excellent 
bird ID skills and experience in avian field research and/or management. 
Experience conducting point-count surveys, and B.S. or B.A. in 
wildlife-related field are preferred. Applicants must have a strong work 
ethic and interpersonal skills, work well independently, be in good 
physical condition, and be willing to work weekends and holidays as 
favorable weather dictates. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license and own vehicle. Compensation is $480 per week plus a stipend of 
$1200 for mileage and lodging. To apply, please email cover letter, 
resume and list of three references to (EM: eesjobs AT massaudubon.org). 
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

AVIAN BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN  at Colorado Plateau Research Station. 
Website: 
http://nau.edu/Centers-Institutes/Colorado-Plateau-Research-Station/ 
Location: San Juan River, UT and upper Gila River, AZ.  Duration: 2-3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Colorado Plateau Research 
Station/Northern Arizona University is seeking Field Technicians to 
assist in conducting Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo studies located along the San Juan River, UT and upper Gila 
River, AZ. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date for all 
positions is 10 May 2015; end dates range from mid-July to mid-August 
2015. Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early 
morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring and data 
entry. Additional duties include deploying data loggers and monitoring 
the presence and effects of tamarisk leaf beetles.  Qualifications: Job 
Requirements: A minimum of one field season of avian research; ability 
to work closely with other biologists; have full hearing and color 
vision; ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of 
hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects; current First 
Aid/CPR certification; current eligibility to work in the U.S; a valid 
driver’s license preferred Skills and Experience: Experience with 
Southwestern Willow Flycatchers and Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey 
protocol, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and identification of 
southwestern U.S. riparian birds. To Apply: A current resume must be 
received along with a cover letter and contacts from three (3) 
professional references. Send to (EM: matthew.johnson AT nau.edu).

SUMMER 2015 PAID UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP, Bird Monitoring – Malheur 
NWR, Oregon.  Application Deadline:  Postmark February 16, 2015. 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, 2015 depending on the intern’s schedule and the needs of 
the project.  Internships include $1000 plus free housing at the Malheur 
Field Station. The number of internships is contingent on available 
funds.  Interns are typically assigned to bird monitoring projects on 
the refuge, so familiarity with bird identification applicable to the 
Great Basin is a high priority.  In addition, some familiarity with 
other aspects of biology, e.g. botany and fish biology, is helpful.  
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 project, 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:  Send a resume 
and cover letter describing your experience and background, along with 
any special skills such as bird banding, GIS, habitat restoration, etc. 
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 useful in a bird monitoring 
context. Include contact information for the faculty member overseeing 
your work, if applicable.  Your application must be postmarked or 
received by February 16, 2015. The selection committee plans to notify 
selected interns by mid-March. Eligibility: any student who has not 
completed a bachelor’s degree. 2015 graduates are eligible.   Further 
information about Malheur Field Station:    
http://www.malheurfieldstation.org/index.html Further information about 
Malheur NWR: http://www.fws.gov/malheur/   Application Deadline: 
Postmark February 16, 2015

INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 16 April through 15 December 
for research on abundance and diversity of intertidal invertebrates at 
Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County, NJ.  Stone Harbor Point is located 
at the southern end of Seven-Mile Island. This is an important feeding 
and roosting area for shorebirds migrating between wintering grounds in 
northern South America and arctic breeding areas.  Duties include 
sediment core sampling, sediment processing (sieving, washing), and 
identification of intertidal invertebrates to the highest taxonomic 
level possible. Ability to identify intertidal invertebrates required; 
familiarity with intertidal invertebrates of the northeastern U.S. a 
plus. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a 
team, and work irregular hours, including occasional weekends. Salary 
$1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle and 
a valid and clean driver’s license.  Housing and reimbursement for gas 
provided.  Send cover letter of interest, resume and three references no 
later than March 1 to RENÉ BUCCINNA, New Jersey Audubon, 600 North 
Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or by email (EM:  
rene.buccinna AT njaudubon.org).

AVIAN RESTORATION ECOLOGY FIELD POSITION – Location: Guam. Appointment: 
Approximately March or April through September – December 2015.  
Description: Predation by brown treesnakes resulted in the complete loss 
of most forest birds on Guam. Reintroduction of extirpated bird species 
to Guam is currently dependent on creating zones where snakes have been 
eradicated or greatly reduced. Protecting nesting structures is an 
additional method that could be used for some species, particularly 
cavity nesters. The Federally endangered Guam Micronesian Kingfisher is 
a cavity nester that is extinct in the wild and restricted to U.S. zoos. 
Working directly with this species on Guam is no longer possible, but 
Micronesian Starlings (listed as endangered under Guam law) are also 
cavity nesters and a small population has survived. Efforts to develop 
snake-resistant nest structures for the Micronesian Starling would not 
only help this species expand its population but could inform techniques 
for protecting nesting cavities of Guam Micronesian Kingfishers.  In 
conjunction with a postdoc living on Guam, and under the guidance of 
Principal Investigator Julie A. Savidge, the successful applicant will: 
assist in studying characteristics of active Micronesian Starling nests 
to aid in developing an acceptable nest box and inform placement of 
artificial structures; help develop and test a nest box or supplemental 
techniques that create a snake and rat-resistant nesting site; and 
monitor active nests and use of nest boxes.   Qualifications:  We seek 
exceptionally motivated applicants with the following qualifications:.  
- Strong interest in avian ecology and conservation.  - Experience in 
monitoring avian nests and banding birds.  - A B.S. degree or higher in 
a related field.  - Strong organizational skills including attention to 
detail.  - Comfortable working long hours in high temperatures and 
humidity, and willing to have a flexible schedule (early mornings, any 
day of the week).  - Willing to engage in a variety of tasks including 
building nest structures and possibly viewing video (which can be 
tedious).  - Ability to tactfully interface with a variety of 
stakeholders and members of the public encountered during field duties.  
- Comfortable handling snakes and rats.  - Demonstrated ability to work 
with a team and independently.  - Possess valid driver’s license and 
eligible to work in the U.S..  - Must have no legal history that would 
preclude the applicant from working on a U.S. military installation.  
Desirable Qualifications:  -  Previous experience in avian behavioral 
observations and tropical island ecosystems.  -  Experience and skill 
with hand and power tools (drills, saws, etc.).       Payment: $15/hr.  
A round-trip ticket from the candidate’s current place of residence to 
Guam, and some housing support will be provided.   Start Date:  No later 
than 1 April 2015; we seek to fill this position as soon as possible, 
and selection preference may go to those able to start on Guam 
immediately or shortly thereafter.   This is an 6-9-month position 
(depending on start date and project progress).     Application 
Procedure: To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. SHANE SIERS (EM: shane.siers AT 
colostate.edu).  The cover letter should highlight your previous 
relevant experience and how it applies to the listed qualification and 
your dates of availability. These materials should be in a single Word 
or pdf document. Applications should be submitted by 15 February 2015; 
however, the position will be filled when a suitable applicant is 
found.  For more information contact: The postdoc on the project, Dr. 
SHANE SIERS, (EM: shane.siers AT colostate.edu), or the PI, Dr. JULIE 
SAVIDGE (EM:  julie.savidge AT colostate.edu).

SEEKING CONTRACTORS FOR TERN RESTORATION PROJECT– The Canadian Wildlife 
Service is seeking contractors (3) to implement a tern restoration 
project on Country Island in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.  The 
contracts are 1) to coordinate and conduct the field project and 2) to 
conduct field work (2-3 contracts).  A brief description of the project 
is available here: 
http://www.speciesatrisk.ca/roseatetern/recovery_CI.html. The field site 
is remote and conditions are fairly primitive.  Breeding seabirds on 
Country Island include Arctic, Common and Roseate Terns, Black 
Guillemots, and Leach’s Storm Petrels. Contract deliverables include, 
but are not limited to:  •Deterring tern predators; •Censusing terns;  
•Determining reproductive success of terns; •Monitoring growth and diet 
of tern chicks;  •Banding tern chicks; •Re-sighting of banded adult 
terns;  •Entering data;  •Camp set-up / take down and general camp 
maintenance;  •Monitoring other species. The field project coordination 
contract deliverables include the above in addition to: •Implementation 
of project protocol; •Drafting schedules;  •Overseeing data collection, 
entry, and management;  •Data analysis and preparation of final report.  
The project coordination contract is approximately 9,000CAD plus an 
approximate 2,000CAD for development of a final report.  Two contracts 
to conduct field work are approximately 7,500CAD each. (Possible 4th 
contract at 5,000CAD for June & July only).  These contracts are open to 
Canadian citizens only. For more information, please contact: JEN ROCK 
(EM: jen.rockATec.gc.ca), Wildlife Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service 
- Environment Canada, Sackville, NB.

WETLANDS FIELD ASSISTANT - VIRGINIA  at West Virginia University. 
Location: West Point, Virginia.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Seasonal 
wetlands wildlife field assistant, early May through July for a research 
project focusing on distribution and abundance of king and clapper rails 
in marshes along the Pamunkey River near West Point, Virginia. Duties 
include piloting motorboats, monitoring autonomous recording systems, 
conducting avian point counts and vegetation surveys, collecting eDNA 
water samples, and collecting salinity and water depth measurements. 
Additional opportunities to trap and process birds depending on 
qualifications and skills. Qualifications: • Experience or coursework in 
wildlife biology or closely related field • Applicants must have boating 
and trailering experience, along with valid boater’s training • Previous 
experience conducting avian point counts • Ability to collect data with 
strong attention to detail • Ability to work long hours, with early 
mornings (0400) • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record • 
Must interact professionally and respectfully with Department of Game 
and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) officials who assist on the project and 
provide equipment Preference will be given to applicants with experience 
boating in coastal marshes, identifying estuarine and marsh birds by 
sight and sound, identifying coastal marsh vegetation, and navigating 
using handheld GPS units.  To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and 
three references in a single document to LYDIA STIFFLER (EM: llstiffler 
AT mix.wvu.edu) by March 01.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (2)  at University of Delaware. Location: 
MD, VA, WV.  Duration: Mid-May to August.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job Description: We 
seek 2 highly motivated research technicians to conduct point counts for 
forest and grassland birds in National Parks in MD, VA, and WV from 
mid-May to mid-August 2015. Work includes extensive bird counts, hiking, 
and data entry. Qualifications: Qualified applicants will know eastern 
birds by sight and sound, be able to navigate using GPS and maps, and be 
physically fit. You must be comfortable hiking through tough terrain and 
dealing with adverse conditions including inclement weather and biting 
insects. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license.   To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

2015 SHRUBLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Illinois Natural History 
Survey.  Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5-7.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: We are seeking technicians for a large-scale project 
investigating how nest-site location impacts survival and condition in 
shrubland birds in Illinois. We are examining a range of parameters 
related to adult and nestling condition, including circulating and fecal 
glucocorticoid hormones, maternal deposition of hormone metabolites in 
the eggs, multiple aspects of immune function, blood, intestinal, and 
ecto-parasite infections, oxidative stress, dietary metabolites, and 
other basic morphometrics. --Duties will likely include, but are not 
limited to: nest searching/monitoring, measuring eggs, vegetation 
sampling, equipment maintenance, targeted mist-netting of adult birds, 
measuring, banding and bleeding adults and chicks, assessing parasites 
on adults, making blood smears, preparing and reading hemacytometers, 
additional lab work, and careful data entry. Technicians will also be 
involved in a project examining the effects of changes in perceived 
predation risk on incubation behavior. Qualifications: Previous field 
experience identifying bird species by sight and sound, locating nests, 
and handling, banding, and bleeding birds is preferred, but not 
required. Work will involve early mornings, long days in the field, and 
variable work schedule. 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 and often carrying 
equipment through shrublands. A positive attitude about field and lab 
work, excellent attention to detail, and good communication skills are a 
must. --Preferred duration: 15 May through 15 July, 2014. Start and end 
dates somewhat flexible (an earlier start date especially) with prior 
notice. --Preference will be given to applicants who possess or are 
working toward a B.S. or Master’s degree in biology, physiology, 
wildlife science or a related field. Applicants must also have a valid 
driver’s license. 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: loren21 AT illinois.edu). Indicate 
in the Subject of the email that you are applying for the Field 
Technician position. --Applications accepted beginning immediately, 
until March 15th. Suitable technicians and their references will likely 
be contacted prior to the closing date of 15 March.

GYRFALCON FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Peregrine Fund.  Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org/  Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 
Approximately 1 May to 31 August 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: One field technician is needed 
to assist a graduate student with field research into the diet and 
nesting of Gyrfalcons. Primary duties will include: surveys for 
Gyrfalcon nests, installation and maintenance of motion sensitive 
cameras at nests, collection of prey remains and pellets, standardized 
count methods for ptarmigan. Applicants must possess the ability to work 
outdoors for extended periods of time in severe field conditions to 
include below freezing weather, strong winds, and clouds of mosquitoes. 
Ability to get along with a co-worker and maintain a positive attitude 
for three months is key. This position offers unparalleled scenery, 
exciting fieldwork, and a unique Alaska experience, but applicants must 
understand that field conditions will include the best and worst that 
Alaska has to offer, and long hours are required. One position from 
approximately 1 May to 31 August. A stipend of $1500 to $1750 per month 
commensurate with experience, plus travel costs, lodging in Nome, and 
food expenses.  Qualifications: Desired qualifications: demonstrated 
proficiency in rock climbing sufficient to install anchors in treeless 
tundra for rappels into eyries, and provide safe supervision of 
climbing; experience surveying for raptors; bird ID skills and 
experience with point count or line transect sampling for birds; 
excellent physical condition, able to carry heavy backpacks over uneven 
terrain in inclement weather; backpacking and backcountry navigation. 
Photography skills a plus. U.S. citizen with valid driver’s license and 
ability to drive 4WD.  To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 
contact information for 3 references combined into a single document 
(PDF preferred) to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org.

SAGE-GROUSE TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming.  Website: 
http://www.uwyo.edu  Location: United States.  Duration: up to 5 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 5 Feb 2015.  Job Description: I am looking for 5 field 
technicians to assist with a MS research project. The focus of the 
project will be on identifying the response of greater sage-grouse to 
sagebrush habitat treatments in central Wyoming. The study site is 
situated in a beautiful area in the sagebrush steppe biome near the Wind 
River Mountain Range. Three positions will last approximately 5 months 
(mid-March through 15 August). Two positions will last 3 months (15 May 
through 15 August). Dates are approximate. Duties will include locating 
radio-marked grouse with radio telemetry and GPS equipment; monitoring 
nests; nighttime brood counts; evaluating microhabitat plots at nest, 
brood, and random locations; data entry and proofing; and operating 4 x 
4 and off-road vehicles. Work will require sharing camp trailers with 
other technicians; extensive hiking; long hours (> 40/wk); and a 
willingness to endure potentially adverse environmental conditions 
including cold, heat, dust, rain, snow, and biting insects. It is 
essential that applicants are able to work well with others and also 
work independently. Technicians will gain valuable wildlife and 
vegetation monitoring experience.  Qualifications: Those who have earned 
degrees in wildlife ecology/science, rangeland ecology/science, botany, 
zoology, biology, ecology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. 
Applicants should have the ability to: - Legibly record field data and 
enter it into Excel spreadsheets - Navigate using maps and GPS equipment 
- Monitor birds using radio telemetry - Work and live side-by-side with 
co-workers in camp trailers - Work under potentially extreme weather 
conditions - Assist with vegetation and insect data collection - Safely 
operate 4WD pickups and ATVs - Work LONG days with variable work 
schedules (long day and/or nighttime hours)   To Apply: Please send a 
1-2 page letter of interest and your resume as a single attached PDF or 
Word file via email to JASON LEVAN (jlevan AT uwyo.edu). Please name the 
file with your full name. In your letter of interest please include 
dates of when you are available to start and a short (1-2 paragraph 
maximum) answer to the following question: Why is it important to study 
Greater sage-grouse and the influence of human land use practices on the 
species? Be sure to include contact information for 2 or 3 references in 
your resume.

SHOREBIRD BIOLOGIST/COORDINATOR  at BiodiversityWorks.  Website: 
http://biodiversityworksmv.org/beach-nesting-bird-protection/ Location: 
Martha's Vineyard, MA.  Duration: 16 - 18 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 21 Feb 2015.  Job Description: BiodiversityWorks 
seeks a Shorebird Biologist/Coordinator for our beach nesting bird 
program. Responsibilities include: (1) locating, monitoring, and 
protecting nesting pairs of piping plovers, least terns, American 
oystercatchers, and black skimmers at ~20 sites, (2) collecting detailed 
biological data on all nesting pairs, (3) conducting targeted, limited, 
lethal predator management (skunks & crows)at 2 - 3 nesting sites (4) 
public engagement regarding beach nesting birds and our conservation 
efforts, (5) mentoring and coordinating interns and volunteers, (6) 
daily coordination with the director and assistant director, 
(7)maintaining excellent landowner relationships at private nesting 
beaches, (8) collaborating with other organizations protecting 
beach-nesting birds (9) recording all monitoring data in electronic 
databases, (10) creating GIS/Google Earth maps from GPS data, (11) 
assisting with compilation of data for state census forms and summary 
reports. While these are the main duties of the position the applicant 
may also assist with other BWorks’ projects as needed, which include 
willet migration, Northern long-eared bat habitat use, black racer 
distribution, movement and habitat use, International Shorebird Surveys, 
Naturalist Training with interns, and our annual fundraising event.    
Qualifications: o A bachelor’s/master’s degree in the natural sciences o 
A valid driver’s license, good driving record, and a reliable vehicle o 
Must be able to walk at least 1 mile in the sand and carry up to 25 
pounds o Must be able to work on the beach for several hours at a time 
in spring and summer weather conditions typical of SE Massachusetts. o 
At least one field season experience protecting multiple pairs of Piping 
plovers and/or the other focal species. o A strong interest in birds, 
conservation, and management o Must be able to work independently and 
communicate regularly via text message and email on smart phone o Strong 
people skills – experience with public outreach/engagement o Must be 
willing to engage in humane box trapping or other capture methods for 
lethal control of a limited number of skunks and crows at nesting 
beaches o Note: we run a Massachusetts CORI background check on all 
potential employees. Desired Qualifications: o Familiarity with Martha’s 
Vineyard o Proficiency in using spreadsheets, Google docs, GIS or Google 
maps o Supervisory and organizational skills  To Apply: Email a cover 
letter, resume (that includes your career goals), dates you are 
available, and list of three references to: (EM: biodiversityworksliz AT 
gmail.com). Feel free to email questions. All applications must be 
received by midnight on 2/21/15. Applicants will be selected for 
interviews by 2/28/15

GOLDEN EAGLE NEST SURVEY TECHNICIANS 2015  at HawkWatch International.  
Website: http://www.hawkwatch.org  Location: western Utah.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application 
Deadline: 12 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Field technicians are needed to 
assist with Golden Eagle and other raptor nest surveys and monitoring on 
BLM lands in western Utah from March 2–July 3, 2015. 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. Qualified individuals 
may also assist with handling and marking of nestling Golden Eagles. 
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 share provided housing in Salt Lake City when not in 
the field.  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 be comfortable working and living 
with others in remote settings as well as working alone for limited 
periods. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a 
clean driving record (4WD truck 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).


TERN RESTORATION BIOLOGISTS  at Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & 
Wildlife.  Website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/ Location: 
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 5.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3) and INTERNS (1-2), 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; monitoring productivity of American 
Oystercatchers; discouragement, control, censusing, and monitoring 
productivity of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls; habitat 
management; maintaining field notebooks; and data management. Managers 
will supervise interns/assistant and write an end-of-season report. A 
base crew of 2 people (1 Manager, 1 Intern/Assistant) 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. Must have: expertise with hunting 
and/or predator control utilizing firearms; a good working knowledge of 
Massachusetts firearm laws; and willingness to work regularly or mostly 
at night. 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. 
Work on weekends and holidays is expected. Persons hired will spend 
significant time in Southeastern Massachusetts, but may also report to 
the Westborough field office for up to 2 weeks at the end of the 
employment period. DATES (somewhat flexible) – Managers: Start ~3 May 
and end ~25 July (Bird/Ram) or ~1 August (Penikese). Predator Control 
Assistant: ~3 May – ~25 July. Interns: Start ~3 May and end between ~11 
July and ~1 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. 2015. Interested persons 
should respond in writing, accompanied by: (1) a resume with contact 
information for at least three references (candidates for PREDATOR 
CONTROL ASSISTANT should make sure at least two of the three references 
have first-hand knowledge of the candidate’s firearms handling ability); 
(2) cover letter; (3) a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Application for 
Employment; and (4) (for those applying for PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT 
only) a legible copy of your current, valid Massachusetts Firearms 
Identification Card or License to Carry; no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 
closing date to: JOHANNA ZABRISKE, Director of Human Resources 
Department of Fish and Game, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 
02114 Resumes will not be considered without an application. 
Applications are available on the Department of Fish and Game website at 
mass.gov/DFG under Employment Opportunities. You may also request that 
an application be sent to you. Please reference the Posting ID on all 
correspondence. Please submit a separate resume and cover letter if 
applying for multiple positions. For more information about the 
positions, contact CAROLYN MOSTELLO: (PH: 508-389-6372, EM: 
carolyn.mostello AT state.ma.us. Agency Web Address: 
http://mass.gov/dfg) The Commonwealth acts in good faith to 
affirmatively recruit a diverse population. If you wish to 
self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is 
voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all 
Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file. 
Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed 
below) 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc 

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer 
listed below) 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc 

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Johanna Zabriskie, 617-626-1599 The 
Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities 
are strongly encouraged to apply. This document is available in other 
formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.

TOUR GUIDE/INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST  at St. Paul Island Tour. Website: 
http://www.alaskabirding.com/  Location: St. Paul Island, AK.  Duration: 
3-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2015.  Job Description: The tour guides are responsible 
for visitor management, public relations, and interpretive services for 
the visiting public. Tour guides are responsible for conducting guided 
tours of St. Paul Island and the management and escorting of the tour 
groups. Heavy emphasis is on public relations and interpretive services 
covering the ecology and history of the island. Interpretive themes 
typically center on birds, marine mammals, and Aleut history. Under the 
Tour Director’s guidance tour guides make decisions concerning the daily 
scheduling of tour vehicles and participants based upon specific visitor 
requests and expectations. Applicants must be willing to work in adverse 
weather conditions in a remote location. Normal conditions are overcast 
with drizzle, rain, or fog and an average high temperature during the 
summer of only 50 F. St. Paul Island is located over 750 miles from 
Anchorage within the Pribilof Islands and is only accessible by 
semi-weekly flights. Duties: 1. Communicate and interpret to the visitor 
in a pleasant and informative manner information on the wildlife, 
natural history and cultural history of St. Paul Island. Provide 
exemplary customer service on a daily basis. 2. Work cooperatively with 
the Tour Director, other tour guides, the Hotel Manager and other TDX 
Corporation staff to give the best possible tour for the visitor. Guides 
are often an informal liaison between tourists, the tour program and 
local residents. 3. Educate the visitors on the delicate balance of the 
Bering Sea ecosystem, the fragile nature of the tundra, and the rich 
culture of the Aleut people, in a manner that is non-political and 
responsible. 4. Conduct both driving and walking tours of the island, 
especially to seal and sea bird rookeries. Many times such tours will 
occur during inclement weather. 5. Lead tours to search for vagrant and 
accidental species of birds both for organized birding groups and 
independent birdwatchers of varying interest, expectations and 
abilities. 6. Lead tours for groups of cruise ship passengers, 
Elderhostel participants, VIP’s and other special trips. 7. Tour guides 
are required to extensively read and research the major themes and 
topics of this tour. They should be prepared to spend at least some free 
time birding, botanizing and “naturalizing” in the field. 8. Assist Tour 
Director with various special projects and clerical duties designed to 
improve tour programs, as well as with all aspects related to visitor 
services. These duties may include cleaning tour vehicles and buildings, 
picking up garbage, and lifting up to 50lbs. 9. Tour guides are to drive 
a 22-passenger bus and be responsible for fueling and cleaning the bus, 
including regular upkeep of portable style “heads”. Occasionally light 
maintenance of these buses will be required. Defensive driving and safe 
operation of vehicles is required.  Qualifications: • Two years college 
education in natural science or the equivalent in work experience, 
familiarity with Pribilof flora, fauna and history and/or a demonstrated 
ability to quickly learn and be comfortable explaining these subjects to 
groups of up to 40 people. • Preference will be given to persons with 
strong birding skills and experience, knowledge of marine ecosystems, 
and those who can speak and/or write European languages. • Ability to 
identify difficult groups of birds, including those in immature and 
juvenile plumage such as: gulls, shorebirds and Asiatic vagrants. 
Ability to scan bodies of water, shorelines and tundra and identify bird 
species in cryptic plumage. • Strong communication, interpretive and 
people skills and willingness to work intensively with a diversity of 
people under difficult conditions is essential. Guides must have strong 
people skills. • The ability to work independently with a minimum of 
supervision. The ability to live and work cooperatively and cheerfully 
with others from many different backgrounds with different abilities. • 
Valid driver’s license required with a good driving record. Must be 21 
years of age or older. • Willingness to work up to seven days a week and 
long hours required, especially at the peak of tour season. The ability 
to work and function and maintain a sense of humor in adverse weather 
conditions. Guides should be in good physical condition. • Must supply 
your own optics (binoculars and spotting scope) and rain gear. • Native 
and Alaskan preference.   To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 
references to: SCOTT SCHUETTE, Director, St Paul Island Tour, 615 E 82nd 
Ave. Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 (EM: sschuette AT stpaultour.com).
.
FIELD SUPERVISOR – Black-capped Vireo Survey and Monitoring—sw Oklahoma  
at University of Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/  
Location: Wichita Mountains, OK.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2015. Job Description: 
Description: Part of long-term survey and monitoring project of 
Black-capped Vireos on Fort Sill Military Reservation in the Wichita 
Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma. Surveys include broad areas of the 
Installation contiguous with the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge; 
monitoring reproductive success for two subgroups of vireos. Individual 
will coordinate mechanics of project and supervise two field assistants. 
Field procedures will be demonstrated to successful applicant. Field 
time will vary with time of season, with some long days and weeks in May 
into June likely, less after. The Wichita Mountains is rugged rocky 
terrain; individual must be able to traverse rocky terrain. Temperatures 
are pleasant in early-season periods, but can exceed 90 degrees in 
mid-late season. Project needs run from late April to mid-August, 
2015-expected four-month period. Salary: $2500-$2900/month (depending on 
experience and capacity); housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided. The Wichita Mountains is a unique 
ecosystem in the southern plains, and holds the last remaining 
population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Qualifications: 
Experience: Must possess field skills in bird identification by sight 
and sound, nest-finding experience, experience in supervising field 
assistants, basic data-management skills, and driver’s license. Housing 
and field vehicle will be provided. Any use of personal vehicle on 
project will be reimbursed.   To Apply: Application process: Apply to 
Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma at (EM: 
j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). Include cover, resume indicating any 
education, training, positions held and field experience, email and 
phone contact information, and names and contact information for three 
references. Screening will begin by early-mid February; applications 
past this time may still be considered. Direct any questions to email 
address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Successful 
applicants will be asked to submit materials through University of 
Central Oklahoma jobs website. This procedure will include verifications 
and background checks.

FIELD TECHNICIAN--Black-capped Vireo Survey and Monitoring  at 
University of Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/ Location: 
Wichita Mountains, sw. OK.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015. Job 
Description: Description: Part of long-term survey and monitoring 
project of Black-capped Vireos on Fort Sill Military Reservation in the 
Wichita Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma. Surveys include broad areas of 
the Installation contiguous with the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge; 
monitoring reproductive success for two subgroups of vireos. Field 
procedures will be demonstrated to successful applicant. Field time will 
vary with time of season, with some long days and weeks in May into June 
likely, less after. The Wichita Mountains is rugged rocky terrain; 
individuals must be able to traverse rocky terrain. Temperatures are 
pleasant in early-season periods, but can exceed 90 degrees in mid-late 
season. Project needs run from late April/early May to late July 
2015-expected three-month period. Salary: $2000-$2300/month (depending 
on experience and capacity); housing and transportation (or 
transportation expenses) on-site are also provided. The Wichita 
Mountains is a unique ecosystem in the southern plains, and holds the 
last remaining population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma.  
Qualifications: Experience: Must possess field skills in bird 
identification by sight and sound, nest-finding experience, and basic 
data skills. Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Any use of 
personal vehicle on project will be reimbursed.   To Apply: Application 
process: Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma 
at (EM: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). Include cover, resume indicating 
any education, training, positions held and field experience, email and 
phone contact information, and names and contact information for three 
references. Screening will begin by early-mid February; applications 
past this time may still be considered. Direct any questions to email 
address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Successful 
applicants will be asked to submit materials through University of 
Central Oklahoma jobs website. This procedure will include verifications 
and background checks.

PHD: PENGUIN RESPONSE TO HISTORIC HARVESTING & CLIMATE CHANGE at 
Louisiana State University.  Website: 
http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab  Location: Baton Rouge, LA.  
Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 
Seeking a highly motivated student to begin graduate research (Ph.D. 
candidate) at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of 
Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) in the fall of 2015. The 
student will join a multi-institution team of researchers from LSU, UC 
Santa Cruz, UNC Wilmington and the University of Saskatchewan on a 
multi-disciplinary, collaborative project to reconstruct shifts in 
Antarctic food web architecture following historic harvesting and recent 
to millennial-scale climate change. The student will be based in the 
Polito Lab at LSU (www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab) but will also 
work closely with Dr. Kelton McMahon and Dr. Matthew McCarthy at UC 
Santa Cruz (http://oceansci.ucsc.edu). Specifically, the student will 
use bulk and compound-specific stable isotope analysis of modern and 
ancient penguins and other Antarctic krill predators to test key 
hypotheses on trophic versus baseline ecosystem shifts related to 
climate change and competitive release following historic whale and seal 
harvesting. This position will include extensive laboratory work at LSU 
and UCSC, as well as field work in Antarctica.   Qualifications: Desired 
qualifications include: 1) M.S. degree in biology, ecology, marine 
science, chemistry, or relevant discipline, 2) relevant laboratory 
experience - sample preparation, gas chromatography, bulk and amino acid 
based compound-specific stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and 3) 
relevant field experience working on ecological studies in very cold and 
remote field settings. To Apply: Interested candidates should fill out a 
pre-application form for the DOCS graduate program 
(http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/) 
and indicate that you would like to work with Dr. Polito. In addition, 
please email a single pdf containing your CV, a cover letter with your 
research interests and experience, a brief summary of accomplishments 
(educational background, GPA, GRE scores), and contact information for 
at least three professional references to Dr. MICHAEL POLITO (EM: 
mpolito AT lsu.edu). Qualified candidates will be contacted directly and 
encouraged to submit a full application to the Ph.D. graduate program in 
DOCS. Ph.D. candidates will be considered for 4 years of tuition and 
stipend support (approximately $22K/year). In addition, outstanding 
candidates (Combined GRE scores > 320 or 1250, GPA > 3.5, excellent 
references, and/or strong publication record) who are U.S. citizens will 
also be considered for the competitive Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) 
Fellowship ($28K/year + tuition for 4 years). To be fully considered for 
BoR funding completed applications should be received by the Graduate 
School and DOCS by February 15, 2015.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: Weldon, CA. Duration: 
3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: Field assistants are needed to 
assist with research on a population of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers 
(WIFL) 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. 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.  Qualifications: Ability to work independently as well as 
part of a team. Experience with bird fieldwork is preferred; However, 
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.   To Apply: 
Applicants should email a single file (word or pdf) which includes: 1) 
cover letter stating their interest in the position, dates of 
availability, 2) a resume, and 3) names and contact information (email 
and phone) of three references to: MARY WHITFIELD (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs 
AT gmail.com) Please include your name in the file name of your 
attachment (e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research 
Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/  Location: Weldon, CA and Blythe, 
CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 2 Mar 
2015.  Job Description: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Data Management and GIS) 
position at the Southern Sierra Research Station, a small non-profit 
organization located in the Southern Sierra Nevada, Kern Co., CA. We 
primarily conduct avian research, but sometimes work with other taxa. 
Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting staff with the Lower 
Colorado Yellow-billed Cuckoo project by (1) help manage and coordinate 
this project including supervision of assistants (2) data management, 
report preparation and writing, (3) grant writing, and (4) other 
miscellaneous research station duties. The position requires living in 
Blythe for 3.5 to 4 months during the field season (housing provided) 
and in the Kern River Valley for the rest of the year. Salary is $31,000 
to $35,000/yr (depending on experience) with vacation and health 
benefits. ) Preferred starting time between mid March to mid-April.   
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in Biology, 
Ecology, or related field; Well-organized, able to multi-task and 
coordinate a small office; Detail oriented data collection and 
management skills; Proficiency with computer programs such as Word, 
Excel, Access and GIS; Experience with GPS; General knowledge of 
statistics and data analysis (using R programming language a plus); 
Experience with scientific report writing; Experience with bird-survey 
methods such as point counts, nest searching, banding, and behavioral 
observations; Physically fit for field work. The field season is 
extremely hot in Blythe, and a tolerance for heat is important.  To 
apply, applicants should e-mail a single file (Word or Pdf) which 
includes: 1) Cover letter, 2) Resume, and 3) Names, phone numbers, and 
e-mail addresses of three references to: (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT 
gmail.com). Please include your name in the file name of your attachment 
(e.g. Darwin_C_application.doc) The Southern Sierra Research Station is 
an Equal Opportunity Employer

YBCU FIELD ASSISTANT  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org/  Location: Weldon, CA. Duration: 
2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: We are looking for three field 
assistants to conduct Yellow-billed Cuckoo field research in the native 
riparian habitat along the South Fork of the Kern River, in the 
foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada of southern California. Join us 
to work in this beautiful valley with this challenging bird. On your 
days off, enjoy the surrounding region, there are four national parks 
within a 4-hour drive. Primary duties include conducting Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo call-playback surveys, nest searching and monitoring, assist with 
mist-netting, tracking using radio telemetry, resighting color-banded 
cuckoos, vegetation/habitat sampling, and entering data. Field work 
starts in the early morning, often before dawn, and the workday usually 
ends by the early afternoon. The field sites are close and the drives 
short. We work 5 days on followed by 2 days off, but this is flexible 
because our work is often dictated by day to day cuckoo activity. Each 
day, we work 6-8+ hours in the field and then enter and proof data for 
~1 hour. The position is based out of Weldon, CA. Housing and work 
vehicle provided. Monthly salary (depending on experience) is $1600 - 
$1,900/month plus housing.    Qualifications: Required: Applicants must 
be enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, be physically fit, and have 
very good hearing and color vision. Applicants must also have the 
ability to deal with harsh field conditions (heat, rough and uneven 
terrain, flooded areas, and stinging nettle). Previous experience with 
bird surveys, nest searching, radio telemetry, resighting color-banded 
birds, and/or mistnetting birds is required. Meticulous data collection 
and data entry skills are expected. All applicants must be able to work 
independently and as part of a team. Qualified applicants should be able 
to use a map, compass, GPS unit, and computer. Applicants must have a 
valid driver's license. Preferred: Highly qualified candidates will have 
additional experience with mistnetting birds, resighting color-banded 
birds, and/or radio telemetry. Previous experience conducting field work 
under difficult conditions is preferred.   To apply please email a cover 
letter, resume, contact information (names, email and phone) for three 
references as a single Word doc or pdf titled “yourlastname 
yourfirstname Kern YBCU” to JOHN STANEK (EM: jobs.ssrs AT gmail.com). 
Last date to apply is April 1st, 2015. Hiring will begin February 15 and 
continue until all positions are filled.


FIELD CREW FOR EMPEROR GOOSE STUDIES IN ALASKA  at United States 
Geological Survey.  Website: http://alaska.usgs.gov  Location: 
Anchorage, AK.  Duration: 3 weeks to a month; Principally the month of 
June.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 
27 Feb 2015.  Job Description: We have a 20-year demographic study of 
Emperor Geese ongoing in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. This tundra ecosystem is 
one of the richest in the world for ground nesting birds. Current foci 
are the survival and breeding consequences of climate variation, disease 
(avian influenza and blood parasites), and nutritional strategies for 
egg production. Work entails continual long days of walking to locate 
nests, resight banded birds, and capture and bleed birds. The habitation 
is a remote, communal, tent-based camp of 6-8 people. Each crew member 
may be required to compose a short report about their work after the 
field work has been completed.  Qualifications: Enthusiasm for long, 
physically tiring days (hiking the tundra for ~10 miles/day), and an 
ability to joyfully weather the mud and bugs. Similarly, a collaborative 
and congenial demeanor is needed to coexist in communal camps where all 
share in camp chores. Days off only occur if a storm descends upon us. 
Small outboard boating experience in tidal environments helpful, as is 
experience handling, banding, and bleeding birds. Skill at manipulating 
digital databases (Excel or Access) and GIS are useful, though not 
mandatory. Advanced undergraduate standing (or higher) and some field 
experience is necessary.   To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, 
and contact info for 3 references to JOEL SCHMUTZ, USGS Alaska Science 
Center, (EM: jschmutz AT usgs.gov)

AVICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIP  at Livingston 
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy.  Website: http://www.lrwc.net  Location: 
Litchfield, CT.  Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Intern.  Application 
Deadline: 6 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 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. 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. Compensation: Interns receive 
housing and a bi-weekly stipend of $200.00 ($400.00 per month).   
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. .   To Apply: Qualified applicants should email a letter of 
inquiry, resume, and at least three references to CATE HOGAN (EM: chogan 
AT lrwc.net). Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Start date 
set for early February.

ISLAND RAPTOR ECOLOGY FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Peregrine Fund. Website: 

http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/10/09/58/00025/Spizaetus%2017%20English.pdf 

Location: Puerto Rico.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2015.  Job Description: 
The Peregrine Fund is seeking several highly motivated individuals to 
conduct surveys and territory searches of the endangered Puerto Rican 
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus vennator) in the central 
mountains of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk is one of 
the most secretive and rarest birds in the island, and preliminary 
reports suggest that its populations are declining. The goal of this 
project is to search for active territorial pairs and monitor these 
pairs through the breeding season. Volunteers should be in good physical 
condition, because daily work will involve observations from vantage 
points in the early morning hours and hiking in rugged terrain. The 
applicants have to be comfortable working long hours in hot and humid 
conditions, sometimes during inclement weather, should be self-motivated 
and able to work both alone and as part of a team. Some 
intermediate/advanced Spanish is desirable but not required. Above all, 
a positive attitude and desire to work and learn are essential qualities 
that we are seeking in a candidate. Housing and local transportation 
will be provided as well as a per diem of $400 usd per month. Airfare 
support is offered based on the commitment length and cost.  
Qualifications: Previous field experience is essential, specially with 
raptors. It is important to be familiar with raptor behavior and field 
identification and able to navigate with topographic maps, compass 
orienteering, and GPS skills are required. A volunteer needs to have 
his/her own medical insurance coverage for foreign travel/work. A valid 
driver’s license and USA VISA are needed too. A volunteer agreement will 
need to be signed by each candidate prior to beginning the project.   To 
Apply: Submit electronically: 1) resume/cv (two pages maximum) with 
three references 2) one page cover letter highlighting field experience 
to: RUSSELL THORSTROM (EM: RThorstrom AT Peregrinefund.org) and JULIO C. 
GALLARDO (EM: jgallardo AT cfr.msstate.edu)

SNOWY PLOVER INTERNSHIP  at San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, California. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking 
one student intern to assist with Western Snowy Plover field studies. 
Western Snowy Plovers are federally threatened shorebirds, and in the 
South San Francisco Bay, they nest primarily on dry, former salt 
evaporation ponds. The internship will run from March through August 
2015 (beginning as early as March 1st but no later than March 15th) and 
will be based in Milpitas, CA. The intern will work part-time while 
their university is in session and full-time during the summer months. 
The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and 
will develop their skills in waterbird survey and nest-monitoring 
techniques, data management and bird identification. Key 
Responsibilities: Survey plover nesting areas using spotting scopes and 
binoculars. Re-sight color band combinations. Conduct avian predator 
surveys. Enter, proof and manage data collected. Assist with maintenance 
of field equipment. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Strong work 
ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail. Valid driver’s 
license, clean driving record and a reliable personal vehicle. Good 
physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field, often 
starting at sunrise. Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions 
(deep mud, sun, dust). Patience for sighting cryptically-colored birds 
at great distance using binoculars and spotting scopes. Ability to 
launch and safely operate a kayak. Ability to navigate using maps and 
handheld GPS units. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
Effective oral and written communication skills. Preferred 
Qualifications: Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for 
off-road driving on levees). First aid certification. Basic bird 
identification skills. Solid computer skills, including working 
knowledge of MS Office Suite.  To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume 
with three references (names, email addresses and phone numbers) to 
KARINE TOKATLIAN (EM: ktokatlian AT sfbbo.org). Please include all 
materials in one Word or PDF file, and state your last name in the file 
name. The deadline for applications is February 1st. For more 
information about SFBBO, please visit http://www.sfbbo.org Thanks!

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE  at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research.  Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app  
Location: Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 5 Feb 2015.  Job Description: The 
Senior Research Associate provides leadership assistance to the Research 
Coordinator, who is responsible for overseeing the team of field 
research associates monitoring the resident and breeding populations of 
Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern at coastal sites in San 
Diego County. Study site is Naval Base Coronado. This is an hourly 
position working 40 hours/week. Hours of the position are highly 
variable and may begin as early as 6 am or stay until dusk. The schedule 
may change frequently and may require working 6 days or more during the 
field season (Mar-Sep). This position offers an excellent benefits 
package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life 
insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other 
optional insurance. Salary is $17.10/hr. Anticipated start date for this 
position is March 2, 2015. All new hires must pass a drug screening 
test. The Senior Research Associate will be required to communicate 
directly with the Research Coordinator and Program Manager on a daily 
basis in order to assist with all day-to-day project operations. 
Responsibilities include assisting with: the management of the field 
teams’ daily activities and associated resources; training and 
supervision of field staff; ensuring that all project protocols are 
followed throughout the season, design and implementation of research 
and monitoring protocols; record-keeping, data management and analysis; 
preparation of proposals, and reports; participation in working groups 
and other conservation partnership activities; and all related 
administrative tasks, as needed. The Senior Research Associate will be 
responsible for assisting with tern and plover nest and productivity 
monitoring, behavioral observations, disturbance and predation 
assessment and documentation, survey and crew scheduling, and reporting 
any issues or needs immediately to the Research Coordinator and Program 
Manager. Duties include, but may not be limited to, data collection, 
photo documentation of project work, maintaining fencing and signage on 
site following contractual requirements, ensuring that all required data 
sheets and equipment are prepared and that all data is complete on a 
daily basis, use of and maintenance of hand-held GPS units and 4x4 
vehicles, data entry and word processing, and daily verbal communication 
with predator control personnel. The Senior Research Associate will also 
assist in the implementation of all research and guidelines set by the 
Program Manager. Qualifications include Bachelor's degree in biological 
sciences or related field; two years of experience with shorebird 
research and monitoring, particularly least terns and snowy plovers; 
banding experience for both terns and plovers or similar species; 
ability to maintain calm in stressful situations, excellent coordination 
and communication skills; record-keeping skills; ability to use and 
maintain research equipment; ability to use word processing, database, 
spreadsheet, and graphics systems; ability to collect biological 
samples. Successful applicants will be self-motivated, organized, in 
good physical condition, enjoy walking many miles per day in soft sand, 
and will possess strong communication, time management, and 
problem-solving skills. 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. To apply, applicants MUST fill out an online 
application at https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app. Do not 
send information to contact. Application deadline is February 5, 2015 at 
9:30 pm PST. No late applications will be accepted. A cover letter 
including detailed information on banding experience uploaded with a 
résumé is highly recommended.

PRIVATE LANDS RANGE/WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Kremmling, CO.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: This position is part of a collaborative effort among the 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Intermountain West 
Joint Venture (IWJV), US Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish 
and Wildlife (USFWS-PFW) and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) 
to further the delivery of the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative within 
Colorado. This position provides rangeland, biological/wildlife 
technical assistance for the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) and associated 
Farm Bill conservation programs to agriculture producers and landowners. 
This position will be an employee of RMBO which will provide strategic 
goals and oversight with daily instruction and leadership provided by 
the NRCS District Conservationist. The position will be based in 
Kremmling, CO NRCS Field office and work throughout northwest Colorado. 
Qualifications: A general qualification guideline for this position is a 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Rangeland Science or Wildlife 
Biology/Management from an accredited university with an emphasis on 
developing prescribed grazing systems and course work and/or experience 
(> two-years) on integrating wildlife and range management principles 
into the management systems. • Ability to communicate clearly and 
effectively with landowners and partner agencies. • Must be a 
Self-starter who can work independently, who is enthusiastic, and 
outgoing. • Knowledge of range science and wildlife ecology including 
the ability to develop prescribed grazing plans that include wildlife 
habitat management objectives. • Knowledge of western Colorado flora and 
fauna, particularly sage steppe communities. • Able to obtain USDA 
Security Clearance and NRCS Conservation Planning certification. • 
Professional attitude and image required. • Must be willing and able to 
perform administrative work in a controlled environment/office setting 
for an eight-hour workday. • Willingness and ability to travel on a 
regular basis, year round, at times over-night, and work in remote 
locations, often alone and in inclement weather or adverse conditions. • 
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and 
Access, and GIS mapping software. • Excellent verbal/written 
communication and organizational skills. • Valid driver’s license.  TO 
APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references with 
contact information, in one Microsoft Word or PDF document entitled 
LastName_Krem SGI_RMBO Application, to (EM: gillian.bee AT rmbo.org) by 
Sunday, February 15th, 2015.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Kansas State University / 
US Fish & Wildlife Service.  Location: Flint Hills, Kansas. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: Kansas State University is seeking one seasonal research 
technician to assist a MSc project investigating breeding habitat 
associations for Henslow’s Sparrows and other grassland birds of 
conservation concern in the Flint Hills and neighboring regions of 
eastern Kansas. Duties will include conducting daily point-count and 
playback surveys, entering and organizing data, and assisting the 
project leader as needed. The position spans the entire breeding season, 
from April 1 to July 31. In addition to a salary of $1,700 – $2,000 per 
month, the project will cover accommodation costs while traveling and 
provide temporary housing near Manhattan, Kansas, if needed. A project 
vehicle will also be provided. Surveys will be conducted within a study 
area encompassing the eastern third of Kansas. The technician will be 
expected to: drive long distances through remote areas; be independent 
and on site up to one hour before sunrise every day; work long and 
irregular hours, including weekends; and sleep at campsites and/or 
motels for a significant portion of the field season. This position 
provides an excellent opportunity to gain field research experience 
while working with a species of national conservation concern in the 
largest remaining tract of tallgrass prairie in the world.  
Qualifications: The primary objective of this study is to detect the 
presence and absence of Henslow’s Sparrows, an exceptionally 
inconspicuous bird with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the 
applicant must have excellent hearing and vision, attention to detail, 
and an ability to identify native grassland bird species by sight and 
sound. The applicant must also have a demonstrated ability to: keep 
organized, accurate notes; maintain a safe and positive attitude while 
working under adverse field conditions that include extreme temperatures 
(20 to 100+ F) and heavy thunderstorms; and be comfortable tent camping, 
driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and navigating remote areas with a 
GPS, compass, and maps. Qualified applicants should have a strong work 
ethic, a desire to be involved in avian ecology and grassland management 
research, and a valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record. 
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed or are working 
towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Zoology, or 
other related field, and have experience conducting point-count surveys 
and/or working with grassland songbirds.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for 3 references in 
one file with your name and Research Technician in the file title and 
subject line to MARK HERSE (EM: mrherse AT ksu.edu). Applications may be 
submitted until February 28 but will be reviewed as they are received, 
so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Mark Herse, Division of 
Biology, Ackert 333, Manhattan, KS 66502 (Mobile: 630-229-3624 EM:: 
mrherse AT ksu.edu).

KING RAIL FIELD ASSISTANT  at East Carolina University.  Website: 
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/people.cfm  Location: MacKay Island 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: Highly motivated volunteer FIELD ASSISTANTS (3 positions) 
sought for research on the ecology and behavior of breeding king rails 
in wetlands in and around Mackay Island NWR in coastal North Carolina 
near the Virginia border. http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/ Duties 
include conducting callback surveys to locate breeding king rails, nest 
searching (wading), nest monitoring, catching, sampling and banding 
adults and chicks. Candidates will be required to collect data and 
observations and enter data into a database. These positions require 
physically demanding work at varying times of day, including early 
morning start times and a non-traditional work week. Workers will spend 
long hours wading through water, mud and vegetation in the marshes under 
hot, humid conditions. Some night work may also be necessary. Three 
12-week positions are available with staggered start dates. May through 
June availability required. April availability strongly preferred, but 
dates negotiable prior to starting. Pending funding, a small stipend may 
be available. Comfortable refuge housing with basic amenities and 
utilities will be provided free of charge. Qualifications: Required: 
Candidates should have or be working towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, 
wildlife science, or related field. Ability to follow direction and to 
work both independently and with a team. Possess good organizational and 
data recording skills. Ability to lift 50 pounds above one’s head. Valid 
driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be comfortable working 
around water, in the presence of snakes and biting insects. Hard working 
with a positive attitude, sense of humor, and an interest in wetland 
bird ecology a must! Preferred: Prior experience with marsh birds, 
mistnetting, bird handling, and nest-finding, particularly in wetlands. 
Experience working in difficult terrain and under uncomfortable 
conditions. Experience paddling canoes and kayaks. Own vehicle 
preferred, but not required (please indicate upon application). Ability 
to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle an asset. To Apply: Candidates should 
send a cover letter discussing qualifications, interest in the position 
and future goals. Attach resume including the contact information for 
three referees, and dates of availability to SUSAN McRAE at East 
Carolina University, (EM: mcraes AT ecu.edu).  Please use the following 
subject line: KING RAIL ASSISTANTS. For questions about the positions, 
contact AMANDA CLAUSER, (EM: clausera13 AT students.ecu.edu).  Review of 
candidates will begin January 31st, 2015, and continue until positions 
are filled.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 23, 2015
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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:09:38 -0500
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SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at the Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit.  Website: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). 
Location: Coconino National Forest, Arizona.  Duration: 3 months 
(May-July 2015).  Job type: Seasonal.  Number of positions: 16 
positions.  Due by 15 Mar 2015.     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.     TARGET MIST NETTER-  We are hiring for 8 target mist netter 
(4 teams of 2, a primary and secondary netter in each team). One season 
of netting/banding experience is required for all netting positions. ALL 
Netters need to be very driven and willing to use play back in order to 
capture specific individuals.  We are looking for one netter out of the 
8 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.  All netters 
will be trained in (1) injecting and processing doubly-labeled water, 
(2) collecting and processing blood samples and (3) radio telemetry.  
NEST SEARCHER-  We are hiring for 6 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. NESTLING MEASURER-  We are hiring for 2 nestling 
measurers. Nestling measurers will be responsible for weighing and 
measuring eggs, and nestlings from hatch until fledge along with using 
radio telemetry to track fledglings.  Previous nestling handling 
experience is preferred.     All 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). 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 $1290/mo for starting 
positions and $ 1600/mo for the supervisory position. The project runs 
from 1 May 2015 and will end no later than 25 Jul 2015 (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, Ms. 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: 
406-243-6007). This project is a great way to learn new skills and hone 
the ones you already have!

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III –   Mid-March to late-August 
2015.  Multiple positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Boston, Nantucket and 
Cape Cod),     Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering 
field sites on Martha’s Vineyard)     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     South Shore 
Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to 
Hull)     South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier beach)     Mass Audubon is seeking to 
fill seasonal Field Assistant III positions to train and supervise staff 
and volunteers in conducting research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp   This is a full time 
position from mid March through late August. Responsibilities include: 
Supervise field crew (field assistants and volunteers) to meet research, 
wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird 
Program;     Train and supervise field assistants and volunteers in 
collection and management of biological data on nesting, foraging and 
migrating species of coastal waterbirds; Accomplish the wildlife 
management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird 
Program;     Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff 
throughout the region;     Assist in management of databases including 
abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth 
maps of coastal resources;     Compile data for state plover, tern, and 
oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites 
on results and management activities;     Supervise and conduct research 
on special projects as directed. Qualifications:      Applicants should 
have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, 
zoology, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent 
experience, as well as 3-6 months previous supervisory experience;     
Three to six months prior experience with piping plover/tern/avian field 
monitoring, data collection and management required;     Applicants 
should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based 
wildlife research and management projects;     Experience in behavioral 
data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife 
management issues, and GIS mapping preferred;     Small boat-handling 
experience preferred;     Applicants must have strong interpersonal 
skills;     Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather 
conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and 
sandy terrain.     Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have 
access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites;     Must pass a 
background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).       Benefits:  
Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending on experience. Housing 
may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk.  Field travel 
reimbursement will be provided.   To apply for 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 
(EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   Additional Comments:  In 
addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please 
complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.  Contact: (EM: 
coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org)

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II – April to mid August 2015. 
Multiple positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Barnstable MA (covering field sites in the North Shore, Boston, 
Nantucket and Cape Cod),     Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth 
MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), Wellfleet Bay Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on 
Martha’s Vineyard)     South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering 
field sites from Plymouth to Hull)     Nantucket, and     South Beach, 
Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on 
a barrier beach)    Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field 
Assistant II positions to conduct research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  Responsibilities include  
This is a full time position from April through mid-August      Collect 
biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal 
waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species;     
Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the 
Coastal Waterbird Program;     Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal 
Waterbird Program staff throughout the region;     Assist in management 
of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; 
create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources;     Assist in 
compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census 
forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and 
management activities;     Conduct research on special projects as 
directed.     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 
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;     
Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills;     Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain.     Must be 
willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon 
wildlife and weather);     Must have access to a vehicle for daily 
driving between sites;     Must pass a background records check (CORI, 
SORI and driver’s).  Benefits:  Rate of payment is $11.50-$12.50/hour 
depending on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction 
of $25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply 
for 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 (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.    
Contact: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org)

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I –  May to mid-August 2015. Multiple 
positions based at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Boston, Nantucket and Cape Cod),     Allens 
Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to 
Dartmouth),     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering 
field sites Truro to Chatham), Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown 
MA (covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard)     South Shore 
Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to 
Hull)     South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier 
beach)                                   Mass Audubon is seeking to fill 
seasonal Field Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, 
management, and protection of coastal birds and other natural 
resources.  For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  This is 
a full time position from May through mid-August.   Responsibilities 
include      Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating 
species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of 
target species;     Accomplish the wildlife management and education 
objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program;     Assist with 
sanctuary-based coastal waterbird work throughout the region; Assist in 
management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral 
data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources;     Assist in 
compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census 
forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and 
management activities. Qualifications:      Applicants should be working 
toward a B.S. or B.A. in environmental science or related field, or 
equivalent experience;     Prior experience in avian field research and 
management preferred;     Applicants must have strong interpersonal 
skills;     Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather 
conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and 
sandy terrain.     Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have 
access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites;     Must pass a 
background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Benefits:  Rate of 
payment is $9.50-$11.50/hour depending on experience.  Housing may be 
available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk.  Field travel 
reimbursement will be provided.   To apply for 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 
(EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).  Additional Comments: In 
addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please 
complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.   Contact: (EM: 
coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEESHIP   Multiple positions based 
at:      Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field 
sites in Boston, Nantucket and Cape Cod)     South Beach, Chatham (*note 
this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier 
beach)     South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites 
from Plymouth to Hull)     Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA 
(covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth),     Wellfleet Bay Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),     
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on 
Martha’s Vineyard)    The Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon is 
seeking to enroll shorebird monitoring trainees to gain experience and 
skills in endangered species management, coastal nesting bird ecology, 
field research and environmental education.  Trainees will be mentored 
by Mass Audubon staff in the monitoring and management of Piping 
Plovers, Least and Common Terns, and American Oystercatchers.  
Activities will include construction and maintenance of protective 
fencing, wildlife tracking, educating the public about endangered 
species conservation, and research. Trainees will be assigned to 1-6 
sites, where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of 
coastal habitats. For more information:  www.massaudubon.org/cwp   
Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a 
strong interest in wildlife management and conservation biology; 
Applicants should have good communication (oral, written) skills;     
Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be 
able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain.     
Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours 
(dependent upon wildlife and weather);     Must have access to a vehicle 
for daily driving between sites; Preference will be given to applicants 
pursuing a career/degree in wildlife biology/management, ecology, 
zoology, environmental science, biology, or related field, however all 
are encouraged to apply;     Must pass a background records check (CORI, 
SORI and driver’s).     Benefits:  This is an unpaid internship.  
Housing may be available; field travel reimbursement will be provided.  
For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp  Commitment: A 
minimum of 10 weeks (including some weekends and the 4th of July 
holiday), beginning no later than mid-May 2015.  Trainees should expect 
to commit to a maximum of 35 hours per week.  To apply for 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 (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).   
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2015.     
Contact: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN - HENSLOW’S SPARROW Seasonal Fecundity and Habitat Use: 
Missouri  at University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Website: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unomaha/default.cfm  Location: SW 
Missouri.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 9 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Description: 
Field technicians (2) needed for a study of seasonal fecundity, juvenile 
survival, and habitat use of Henslow’s Sparrow in a southwest Missouri 
tallgrass prairie. Technicians will coordinate with a graduate student 
and will be expected to band and attach radio transmitters to both adult 
and juvenile Henslow’s Sparrows, locate and monitor nests, record daily 
locations of adults and juveniles using handheld radio equipment, 
measure vegetation characteristics, and maintain accurate data records. 
Qualifications: Experience: Preference will be given to applicants with 
previous nest searching experience, especially ground nesting birds. 
Mist-netting and songbird banding experience is desired by not 
necessary. This study will take place at Prairie State Park in southwest 
Missouri and field conditions will be hot and humid with early mornings. 
Enthusiasm for fieldwork and a desire to contribute to the conservation 
and management of a declining songbird species are a must. Start dates 
for technicians are flexible but April 27th is preferred with the season 
running to July 31st. Housing will be provided.   To Apply: Application 
process: Applicants must submit an online application to the University 
website. Please go to 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unomaha/default.cfm, click on Job 
Opportunities. Scroll down and search for "Field Assistant" to locate 
the online application for the position. Applicants should upload a 
cover letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae 
or resume, and contact information for three references. Review of 
applications will begin on 9 February 2015. For questions contact: AARON 
YOUNG (EM: acyoung AT unomaha.edu) UNO is an affirmative action/equal 
opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. UNO gives 
consideration for employment to all qualified applicants, including 
individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans.

BIRD STUDIES CANADA SUMMER INTERN POSITIONS – Bird Studies Canada – 
Ontario Region is hiring up to 8 motivated and experienced field 
research technicians for 5 field projects taking place throughout 
southern Ontario. Positions begin in May and are 2 to 4 months in 
duration. Most have different qualification requirements (e.g., able to 
identify birds by
sound, bird banding experience, etc..) and all require prior experience 
identifying and working with migratory birds. If you wish to apply for 
more than one position, please submit a single application, clearly 
listing all positions to which you would like to apply. Please ensure 
that your cover letter and resume demonstrate that you meet the 
essential qualifications for all positions to which you apply. While 
Bird Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants who 
are selected for an interview will be contacted. Note: Some positions 
may be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and therefore some 
hiring preference may be giving to applicants that meet eligibility 
criteria (below). However, applicants not meeting eligibility are still 
encouraged to apply.  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. Please indicate in your cover letter 
whether you meet the Canada Summer jobs eligibility requirements. Field 
research technician positions available: 1) SOUTHERN ONTARIO FOREST 
BIRDS AT RISK PROJECT – 2 RESEARCH TECHNICIANS Bird Studies Canada (BSC) 
is seeking 2 motivated and experienced field research assistants to 
survey for forest songbirds at risk in southwestern Ontario. Target 
species include: Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana 
Waterthrush and Prothonotary Warbler. Positions are 3 to 4 months in 
duration and begin May 4, 2015, and are based out of BSC’s headquarters 
in Port Rowan, Ontario, although field work will require travel around 
southwestern 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 
Louisiana Waterthrush banding and re-sighting of 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 - Able to work in a team - Valid driver’s license - 
Valid First Aid certification (obtained before start date) - Comfortable 
working early mornings - Able to work independently with little 
supervision ASSETS: - Experience banding and handling songbirds - 
Experience with orientation (GPS, compass, maps) - Experience camping - 
Experience delivering stewardship or outreach programs - Data management 
- Working towards, or holds, a B.Sc. in biology or related field - Meet 
Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, 
plus legal benefits and accommodations (tent-camping or bunkhouse). 2) 
AERIAL INSECTIVORE PROJECT –RESEARCH TECHNICIAN 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 Bank 
and Barn Swallow. This position starts at the beginning of May and is 3 
to 4 months in duration. The position is based out of Bird Studies 
Canada’s headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario but will require travel 
throughout southern Ontario. Duties will include: 1. Extensive field 
work; nest searching and monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, 
area searches, territory mapping), habitat sampling, capturing and 
handling birds at nest sites, application of radio and nano-tag 
transmitters, and manual radio tracking. 2. Entering 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: - Good knowledge of 
southern Ontario birds, particularly aerial insectivores, including 
their biology and conservation issues - Able to identify aerial 
insectivore species by sight and sound - Solid understanding of bird 
sampling techniques - 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 - Valid first aid 
certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS: - Knowledge and/or 
experience with population sampling techniques (point counts) - 
Stewardship or outreach experience, particularly related to species at 
risk - Experience banding and handling songbirds - Experience with 
orientation (GPS, compass, maps) - Data management - Working towards, or 
in possession of, a B.Sc. in biology (or related field). - Meet Canada 
Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, plus 
legal benefits and housing accommodations.  3) CERULEAN WARBLER PROJECT 
- 2 RESEARCH TECHNICIANS Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is seeking 2 
motivated and experienced field technicians to survey for Cerulean 
Warbler in the Frontenac Region. Positions are 2.5 months in duration 
and begin May 25, 2015, and will be based primarily out of Queen’s 
University Biological Station, although field work will require some 
overnight travel and camping and initial training will be based out of 
Port Rowan, Ontario. Duties will include: - Conducting daily point 
counts for Cerulean Warbler - Additional area searches for Cerulean 
Warbler - Setting out automated recording devices - Data checking and 
entry ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including the ability to identify most songbirds by sound 
- Experience conducting point counts - Experience with orientation, GPS, 
compass, maps and competent at navigating to pre-determined points both 
on and off road - Ability to work in a team - Able to work independently 
with relatively little supervision - High level of organization, 
initiative and good record keeping - Comfortable conducting field work 
in forest environments, working outdoors for long hours, early morning 
starts and camping - Valid driver’s licence - Valid First Aid 
Certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS: - Experience 
surveying for Cerulean Warbler or in the Frontenac Area - Meet Canada 
Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - 2,500 (CDN) per month, plus 
legal benefits and housing accommodations. 4) WHIP-POOR-WILL PROJECT – 
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN Bird Studies Canada is seeking one highly motivated 
field research technician to assist with a study of the Eastern 
Whip-poor-will breeding population in Norfolk County. This position 
starts in mid-May and is 2 to 2.5 months in duration. The position is 
based out of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario. 
Local accommodation can be arranged. Duties will include: - Conducting 
nocturnal point counts for Eastern Whip-poor-will (from trails and 
roadsides) - Conducting nocturnal territory mapping using GPS and 
compass in a conservation reserve - Assist with capture and banding of 
Eastern Whip-poor-wills - Collecting habitat data - Data entry and 
checking and plotting locations. - Assisting with other projects 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Keen interest in birds, forest management 
and/or biology. - Comfortable conducting field work at night in a forest 
environment with lots of poison ivy, mosquitoes and ticks. - Good 
hearing and sense of direction - Able to navigate at night using GPS, 
compass and map - High level of organization, initiative and good record 
keeping - Good verbal and written communication skills - Valid driver’s 
licence with clean good driving record. - Valid First Aid Certification 
(obtained before start date) - Some previous fieldwork experience 
ASSETS: - Working towards, or in possession of, a B.Sc. in biology (or 
related field). - Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 to 
$2,500 (CDN) per month, plus mandatory employment benefits and housing 
accommodations.  5) GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER PROJECT - 3 Research 
Technicians (2 Surveyors and 1 Bander) Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is 
seeking 3 motivated and experienced technicians to either: 1) survey for 
Golden-winged Warbler, or 2) assist in conducting genetic study of 
Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler. All positions are 2.5 months in 
duration and begin mid-May. Field work will occur across Ontario from 
the Haliburton to Frontenac Regions. Accommodations will include 
tent-camping as well as cabins. Duties will include: - Point counts and 
area searches from Golden-winged Warbler (technicians conducting 
surveys) - Capturing, using mist nets, banding and collecting genetic 
samples from Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers (technician 
assisting with genetic study) - Data checking and entry ESSENTIAL 
QUALIFICATIONS FOR SURVEY TECHNICIANS: - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including the ability to identify most songbirds by sight 
and sound - Experience conducting point counts - Experience with 
orientation, GPS, compass, maps and competent at navigating to 
pre-determined points both on and off road ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR 
GENETIC STUDY TECHNICIAN: - Experience capturing and banding songbirds 
(e.g., minimum of 400 birds banded) - Excellent knowledge of southern 
Ontario birds, including ability to identify by sight - Able to set up 
mist nets - Knowledge of the Bander’s Code of Ethics ASSET 
QUALIFICATIONS FOR GENETIC STUDY TECHNICIAN: - Experience target netting 
passerines - Experience collecting blood from songbirds - Certified by 
the North American Banding Council - Competent at aging and sexing 
songbirds - Able to identify birds by sound - Experience conducting 
point counts and area searches ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL 
TECHNICIANS: - Ability to work in a team - Able to work independently 
with relatively little supervision - High level of organization, 
initiative and good record keeping - Comfortable conducting field work 
in forest environments, working outdoors for long hours, early morning 
starts and camping - Valid driver’s licence - Valid First Aid 
Certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS FOR ALL TECHNICIANS: - 
Experience surveying for songbirds at risk - Wilderness First Aid 
Experience - Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements SALARY: $2,300 - 
$2,500 (CDN) per month, plus legal benefits and housing accommodations. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2015 (interviews will be conducted 
between February 23 and 24, 2015), , or until a qualified candidate is 
found. To apply send a short cover letter, highlighting your 
qualifications, plus your resume, and three references to KRISTYN 
RICHARDSON (EM: krichardson AT birdscanada.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



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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  Duration: 3 weeks. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time 
Executive Director. SFBBO is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation located 
in Milpitas, CA dedicated to the conservation of birds and their 
habitats through science and outreach. In 2015, SFBBO will have 8 
full-time staff, 6 part-time staff, 3 full-time interns, and an annual 
budget of $750,000. Established in 1981, SFBBO has 34 years of 
experience conducting avian and habitat restoration research as well as 
undertaking community outreach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work 
contributes to land management decisions that address local conservation 
challenges of concern to resource agencies, policymakers, and California 
citizens. Our work promotes an ethic of environmental stewardship in Bay 
Area citizens. SFBBO enjoys a long-term relationship with Don Edwards 
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the South Bay Salt Pond 
Restoration Project through a variety of projects, such as the Snowy 
Plover Recovery Program, monitoring of pond-dependent waterbird 
populations, and breeding population studies of colonial waterbirds. We 
have operated the Coyote Creek Field Station, our bird banding station, 
since 1982, and our Landbird Program is conducting several additional 
studies of landbird communities beyond the field station. Other projects 
focus on the conservation and restoration of tidal marsh and upland 
transitional zones in partnership with resource agencies and nonprofit 
groups. We provide many opportunities for SFBBO members and other Bay 
Area residents to directly engage the natural history and science of the 
San Francisco Bay Area through classes, walks, citizen science projects 
and a variety of events for families and adults. Our team of over 100 
long-standing, dedicated volunteers greatly enhances the reach of our 
science. The Executive Director leads all aspects of SFBBO and reports 
to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is looking for an 
action-oriented leader, with the ability to inspire staff, volunteers, 
members, donors and partners toward the common goal of SFBBO’s mission. 
The Executive Director: • Implements SFBBO’s strategic plan; oversees 
all current programs; develops and implements new initiatives; annually 
evaluates organizational effectiveness; promotes programs and fosters 
collaborative relationships with partners, resource agencies, funders 
and the community. • Writes grants and pursues program-related 
contracts; oversees the development and implementation of a diversified 
fundraising plan; maintains and builds upon current funding sources 
including grants, contracts, and donations; creates opportunities for 
and supports Board fundraising efforts. • Works with staff to develop 
the scientific direction for the organization, oversees the quality of 
work undertaken, convenes the Scientific Advisory Board to move the 
forward the science conducted at SFBBO, and supports efforts that 
enhance the reputation of the organization in the scientific community. 
• Develops annual organization budget and tracks performance against 
budget, administers grants and contracts, prepares monthly finance 
reports for Board Finance Committee, adheres to procedures as outlined 
in Financial Policy. • Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and supports 
staff; complies with all organizational and legal requirements for 
hiring and employment practices; conducts annual staff performance 
reviews. • Assists Board leadership in recruiting, orienting, training, 
and mobilizing new Board members to support our mission, provides the 
Board with pertinent and timely information for decision making and 
organizational evaluation.  Qualifications: The SFBBO Board of Directors 
is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication and 
organizational skills, as well as a background in conservation science. 
Candidates should possess the following qualifications: • Academic, 
non-profit or professional work in conservation/wildlife science, 
ideally in avian research; • Experience in organizational leadership 
with excellent personnel management skills; • Successful management of 
programs and their administration; • Successful grant-writing and/or 
other fundraising experience; • Experience managing staff and building a 
working team; • Proven success building collaborative partnerships; • 
Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate to diverse 
audiences; • Budget management skills; • Experience with strategic 
planning. The following qualifications are assets: • Ph.D. or M.S. in 
biology, ecology or a related field with an emphasis on wildlife 
ecology, field studies, and ideally (but not necessarily) avian 
conservation; • Familiarity with Bay Area ecosystems, conservation 
organizations, agencies, and other influential conservation partners; • 
Experience working in a non-profit organization; • Experience working 
with government and resource agencies.  To apply please submit a cover 
letter, a resume, and a list of 3 references to Board Chairs LYNNE 
TRULIO and BRIAN FULFROST at (EM: executivesearch AT sfbbo.org). Review 
of applications will begin February 7, 2015. The position will remain 
open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience. SFBBO offers a 
competitive benefits package with health care, dental, and vision 
coverage, plus 20 days paid time off/year. Some weekend and evening work 
will be required. For additional organizational information, please see 
our website at http://www.sfbbo.org. SFBBO is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN- SNOWY PLOVER DEMOGRAPHICS AND ROAD MORTALITY  at SUNY 
College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Website: 
http://www.jcohenlab.weebly.com  Location: Pensacola Beach, FL. 
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and 
Forestry is seeking one field technicians to assist a Ph.D. student 
studying wildlife road mortality and snowy plover population 
demographics at Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL. This position runs 
from approximately April 8- August 1. Responsibilities include 
conducting vehicle and foot surveys for vertebrate carcasses, 
identifying and photo-documenting roadkill, deploying and monitoring 
experimental carcasses, searching for snowy plover nests and broods on 
foot, resighting color banded birds, capturing and banding adults and 
chicks, and radio-tagging and radio-tracking chicks. Technicians will 
also be expected to use hand-held GPS units, digital cameras, 
radio-telemetry equipment, spotting scopes, and to enter data daily 
using Microsoft Office Suite. Technician will be required to operate a 
work vehicle for surveying and monitoring, and operation of a UTV may 
also be required. This position also requires interacting with park 
visitors and representing the project in a professional manner in 
addition to working closely and collaboratively with National Park 
Service staff. Position will require working long hours, including 
weekends, sometimes 6 days a week. Technician will work cooperatively as 
part of a small team, and be supervised by a PhD student and/or a Crew 
Leader. Wages are $400 per week, plus free shared housing and mileage 
reimbursement for any work-related travel.  Qualifications: Applicant 
must hold a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife science, biology, ecology, or a 
related field. Applicant must be self-motivated, able to work 
independently, highly organized, in good physical condition, enjoy 
walking up to 10 miles in soft sand carrying a pack and scope, and be 
able to tolerate hot summer temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Minimum 
of six months prior experience working in the field is required for this 
position. Shorebird monitoring, bird handling, and radiotelemetry 
experience are preferred. Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's 
license, a personal vehicle for travel off-site (and occasionally 
between work sites).  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, 
and the email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MAUREEN 
DURKIN (EM: mmdurkin AT syr.edu) by February 15. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

RIVERINE BIRD BIOLOGISTS  at University of Montana.  Location: Montana.  
Duration: mid May – late July 2015 Number of Openings: 2. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Job Description: The University of Montana is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point count bird surveys and 
vegetation sampling along the Missouri and Madison Rivers of Montana, 
with possibility of continued employment on habitat studies in the Upper 
Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Following training, biologists 
will work as a pair canoeing 10-30 river miles/day and camping in 
beautiful and remote areas with minimal supervision. Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, and can expect long hours, and 
spectacular country. Primitive camping and some multi-day river trips 
required. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to 
identify western bird species by sight and sound and have some knowledge 
of western flora. Applicants must be able to work alone, follow detailed 
protocols, and hike uneven terrain. Experience boating and navigating in 
the backcountry preferred. A valid driver’s license, binoculars, camping 
gear, and a strong work ethic are required. To Apply: Please send a 
cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge and experience 
and dates of availability, resume, and contact information for 3 
references as a single document to ANNA NOSON (EM: anna.noson AT 
umontana.edu). Positions open until filled.



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STATION SCIENTIST/ BANDER-IN-CHARGE  at Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory.  Website: www.bpbo.ca  Location: Cabot Head, Bruce 
Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 2 months spring, 3 months fall.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory (BPBO), near Tobermory, 
Ontario, Canada, seeks experienced bird bander with an excellent 
knowledge of eastern North American birds, strong research skills, 
excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic to be Station 
Scientist/ Bander-in-Charge at its Cabot Head Research Station (CHRS) to 
lead its migration monitoring program from April 15 to June 10 and 
August 15 to November 1, with possibility of summer extension (project 
funding dependent).   Qualifications: • A valid bird banding permit or 
subpermit for Canada • High competency in migration monitoring and bird 
identification skills (visual and auditory) • Bachelor degree in biology 
or environmental sciences, graduate degree preferred. • Drivers licence 
valid in Canada and personal vehicle • Experience supervising volunteers 
and staff • Excellent communication and problem solving skills • 
Knowledge of Spanish is an asset (in connection with BPBO's ongoing 
Nicaragua Program)  To Apply: Send application to TED CHESKEY (EM: 
echeskey AT videotron.ca) along with CV and contact information for 3 
references.



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LONG TERM VOLUNTEER MIGRATION MONITORING  at Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.bpbo.ca  Location: Cabot Head, Bruce 
Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: up to 6 weeks.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-4.  Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: Are you interested in observing and banding migrating 
birds for science? Then, you can volunteer at Cabot Head Research 
Station on Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. The Bruce Peninsula Bird 
Observatory (www.bpbo.ca) is looking for experienced, or not, volunteers 
to assist the Station Scientist/ bander-in-charge, in spring (April 15 - 
June 12) for migration monitoring. Housed on site in a well-furnished 
cottage (internet available), volunteers help in all aspects of the 
observatory activities. Every day, banding starts half an hour before 
sunrise. During 6 hours, the 15 mist nets are checked every half hour 
and captured birds are retrieved and brought back to the banding lab 
where they are banded. Observations also take place at the same time. 
Immediately after, data for the day are compiled. Afternoons are time 
for housekeeping, small maintenance projects, and exploration of the 
wonderful Bruce Peninsula (National Park, Georgian Bay…). Volunteers who 
stay at least 3 weeks may apply for $8/day for their food. Housing is 
offered for every one in a co-ed bedroom.  Qualifications: Ability to 
identify birds by sound, and or experience extracting birds from mist 
nets is preferred but not essential To Apply: To get more information, 
visit our website at http://www.bpbo.ca (on-line application form) and 
register as volunteer or contact (EM: echeskey AT videotron.ca)

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina 
State University.  Website: http://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/  
Location: Buxton NC & Harkers Island, NC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: The North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit at North Carolina State University is hiring technicians 
to assist on a research project monitoring American Oystercatcher 
nesting behavior, physiology, and reproductive success. As part of the 
project, technicians will be using 4WD vehicles and/or ATVs to survey 
for nesting oystercatchers, monitor nests, and maintain video and audio 
equipment at nests. A large portion of the work includes driving. 
Technicians will be trained on equipment maintenance and data entry, but 
will be expected to be highly self-sufficient throughout the season. 
Equipment can weigh up to 50 lbs., which technicians must be able to 
carry up to 50 meters over loose sand. Other duties include, but are not 
limited to: data entry, video and audio record processing, and 
oystercatcher banding. Technicians will be living and working closely in 
a public setting with National Park Service staff, so maintaining 
communication and professionalism is necessary. Those hired will be 
stationed at one of two field locations, Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
or Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Cape Hatteras field site is 
within easy access to grocery stores and can be easily accessed by road. 
The Cape Lookout field site is on a more remote island, must be accessed 
by ferry, and the closest grocery is an hour drive away on the mainland. 
A flexible schedule and ability to work odd hours is required. Weather 
conditions can be unpredictable (including heavy wind and rain, as well 
as extreme heat and sun). Communal housing will be provided while in the 
field. Positions are full-time, temporary, and lasting roughly from the 
end of March to early July. Technicians will be part of a team 
conducting research with important implications for American 
Oystercatcher management and on arguably one of the most beautiful 
coastlines in the United States. Qualifications: REQUIRED: BS in 
Biological Sciences or related field. Must have experience monitoring 
wildlife. Candidates must be able to perform tedious tasks and work full 
days with direct sunlight, heat, humidity, rain, wind and/or bugs. 
Candidates must have strong observational skills, strong attention to 
detail and be self-driven with a demonstrated ability to work 
efficiently under little supervision and as part of a team. Flexibility 
and an ability to live in rustic, communal housing is also required. 
Candidates must be willing and able to acquire ATV safety certification. 
A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, ability to lift 50 lbs., 
and basic computer skills are required. Candidates will also be required 
to pass federal and state background checks. PREFERRED: Experience using 
MS Access and Excel for data entry and management as well as experience 
with electronics will be helpful. Preference will be given to candidates 
with experience searching for and monitoring nesting shorebirds and 
observing shorebird behavior. Experience driving 4WD vehicles on sandy 
terrain is highly desirable.  To Apply: Submit application materials 
online through the NCSU jobs site: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/47096 
Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions 
are filled.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 18, 2015
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Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:18:36 -0500
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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTSHIP IN SWITZERLAND –  Two field assistant 
positions to study oxidative stress in relation to social status in 
house sparrows in Switzerland. We are seeking for two (2) research 
assistants 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 research 
will be conducted in Bern, Switzerland. The work will start on 1st of 
April and will continue through 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 project is 
based at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland (PI Prof. Fabrice 
Helfenstein, PhD student Alfonso Rojas), but will be conducted at Hasli, 
Bern, Switzerland. The work of the volunteers will consist in carrying 
out an experiment in aviaries with house sparrows. This includes 
assisting the PhD student with catching and banding birds, behavioural 
observations, sample collection, data management and data analysis. 
During the conduct of the experiment we work 7 days a week and 10-12 
hours a day. Qualifications: (1) BSc or higher in Biology or similar 
qualification (2) Ability to work and live in small groups and sociable 
personality (3) Fluent in English (French and/or German are a plus, but 
not essential)  (4) Ability to endure long working days (5) Knowledge in 
observing & handling birds is a plus (6) Driving license. This is a 
volunteer field assistant position, thus the applicant should cover 
his/her travel expenses and food. Accommodation expenses will be covered 
(up to 500.-CHF/month). Applications - including a CV and a letter of 
motivation (1 pg.) - should be send to both: FABRICE HELFENSTEIN (EM: 
fabrice.helfenstein AT unine.ch) AND ALFONSO ROJAS (EM: alf.roja AT 
gmail.com). Please use “Volunteer Assistant in Switzerland” as the 
subject and note your availability during this time period in the body 
of the e-mail. Applications received until 15th of February 2014 will be 
given full consideration. Do not hesitate to contact us for further 
information.

WHIP-POOR-WILL FIELD ASSISTANT  – Agency: University of Massachusetts 
Amherst.  Field assistant needed for a study of the ecology of breeding 
whippoorwills at Fort Drum in New York from mid-May through July, with 
the possibility of extension. Duties will include conducting nocturnal 
surveys for calling whippoorwills and taking habitat measurements, and 
potentially nest searching, capture and radio telemetry. The successful 
applicant with have prior field experience with birds and an excellent 
work ethic. Preference will be given to applicants with previous nest 
finding, mistnetting and/or telemetry experience. Salary is $500/wk, 
plus housing. To apply send a CV and contact information for three 
references to (EM: dking AT fs.fed.us). Review of applications will 
commence February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

HAWK COUNTER – Brockway Mountain, Copper Harbor, Michigan.  Brockway 
Mountain Hawk Watch is seeking a skilled raptor counter for the 2015 
spring season – March 15th through June 15th at Brockway Mountain, near 
Copper Harbor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Pay will be $5,000 for an 
experienced counter.  The counter is responsible for maintaining the 
eight hour long count six days a week, with one day off per week. The 
primary focus is on raptors, but all migrants are to be recorded 
(significant goose, loon and passerine migrations are annually observed 
here). Preferred applicants will be able to identify all regularly 
occurring eastern North American bird species. Migration is fantastic 
here: seasonal average is 17,577 raptors, on some days many hawks pass 
by at eye level!  Additional duties include documenting any rarities 
observed, entering data into an Excel spreadsheet, posting totals to 
HawkCount.org, and posting updates to the count’s sightings blog. At the 
end of the count season, the counter will summarize the data in a 
seasonal report; a template report from 2014 will be available for an 
example. Housing is provided in the nearby Village of Copper Harbor. The 
housing comes with a full kitchen, as well as phone line and 
long-distance calling card (cell phones work at the count site, but not 
at the house).    This is a VERY tough count. Conditions will be cold 
and windy for the first 6-8 weeks.  The counter will reach the count 
site by ATV with snow tracks for the first month or so.  The organizers 
will provide the snowmobile (and fuel) but the counter will drive it to 
work each day. When the road to the Count Site is snow free, the counter 
will need their own automobile to reach the site. Limited groceries can 
be purchased in Copper Harbor; the nearest town for full groceries is 40 
minutes away in Calumet. The count site is beautiful but lonely; very 
few visitors can be expected early in the season. The position will be 
open until 10 February, 2015, or a suitable applicant is hired.  If 
interested please contact:  LOUIE DOMBROSKI (EM: louie_dombroski AT 
yahoo.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED (2) – Behavioral ecology of Red-backed 
and Variegated fairy-wrens - Location: Queensland, Australia. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2.  Description: 
Volunteer field assistants needed from May 20, 2015 – Aug. 20, 2015 
(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 
http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html and 
http://www.josephwelklin.com). Duties include target netting, 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, and venomous snakes, spiders, and ticks are quite common. 
Therefore, applicants must be able to hike rough areas off-trail and 
maintain a positive and energetic attitude despite long hours in 
variable weather 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 Brisbane, Australia. Review of applications will 
begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled (~ late 
February 2015). 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.

ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIP – Alaska SeaLife Center’s Summer 
2015 internship deadline has been extended until 1/26/2015 for a number 
of our internships. To apply please visit (URL: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org).   The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
sponsoring an internship program for college students or graduates who 
are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class 
marine facility. ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational 
experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the 
type of internship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or 
marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with 
marine-related research projects as support in our education department. 
Interns will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all 
interns are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive 
aspects of our operation. Interns will not be permitted to participate 
in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified in the internship.  
Opportunities are available in the following areas for the summer 2015 
season: Avian Husbandry; Dive/Aquarium Husbandry;   Eider (Sea Duck) 
Husbandry; Interpretation - Avian;   Interpretation - Education; 
Interpretation - Eider;   Interpretation - Mammals;   Interpretation - 
Marketing;   Interpretation - National Park Service; Interpretation - 
Steller SeaLion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project;   Steller Sea Lion 
Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project.

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD INTERNS – Organization: Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center.  Web Address: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Matagorda and 
Calhoun Counties, TX.  Duration: 16 March to 12 May 2015.   Job Type: 
Internship  # of Positions: 3  Application deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description:  Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking one (1) LEAD 
BANDER and two (2) BANDING INTERNS for a high volume spring migration 
site on the Texas Gulf Coast. This is an opportunity to collect 
important data on Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a stopover 
hotspot along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Bird banding 
interns will gain experience extracting songbirds from mist-nets and 
bird identification as well as entering and proofing data.   
Qualifications: The LEAD BANDER must have extensive experience operating 
mist nets, extracting, processing, and ageing/ sexing large numbers of 
songbirds. The lead bander will be responsible for overseeing two 
interns and ensuring proper care and maintenance of banding gear and 
living facilities. BANDING INTERNS must have some experience extracting 
songbirds from mist-nets. Candidates will be expected to work long hours 
in the field six to seven days a week followed by data entry and 
proofing. Candidates must be able to handle hot-humid conditions, biting 
insects, and a few venomous snakes with a good attitude. All applicants 
must be available for the full duration of the project, have a valid 
driver’s license, and have their own reliable vehicle to travel to the 
site.    Compensation: A stipend of $450/ week for the LEAD BANDER and 
$400/ week for the BANDING INTERNS will be provided. Comfortable housing 
at the site will also be provided. Application Instructions: Send the 
following as one document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
dates of availability and relevant experience, 2) a CV and 3) the names 
and contact information for three references that can attest to your 
experience and suitability for this position. Send application materials 
as one document to TIM GUIDA (EM: GUIDAT AT SI.edu). Please put SPRING 
MIGRATION as the subject line of your email application. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are 
filled.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS – Position available 
starting beginning of March 2015.  Two internship tracks available. 
Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT.     Internship begins week of March 3 
2015 and ends no sooner than September 2 2015. This position requires a 
40 hour a week commitment over a period of six months. Work hours 
require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during 
their designated work week for the entire duration of service.  Position 
will require a set schedule of five consecutive work days. Days off may 
be scheduled mid-week. Work schedule will change between spring and 
summer season. Position may require evening hours.  Interns must secure 
their own 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, and 
lesson plan creation. During the summer months, it will focus on either 
wetland and watershed education, or community outreach and natural 
interpretation, depending on the internship track. The specific duties 
of this position will shift depending on the season. March-May, both 
internship tracks will primarily include in scope: -Planning, developing 
materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout 
workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.  
-Facilitating wetland education programs for schools and community 
groups on-site.  -Planning, developing materials for, and teaching 
children’s spring break camp programs.     June-September, the Watershed 
Education track will primarily include in scope:  -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.  -Training in interpretation 
and presentation of a comprehensive range of watershed ecology topics 
within a variety of circumstances and to a variety of audiences. 
-Developing and implementing a capstone internship project. 
June-September, the Community Nature Education track will primarily 
include in scope:  -Providing daily off-site nature interpretation and 
exploration programs at multiple locations to members of the public. 
Programming will be performed for a wide variety of age groups.  
-Training in interpretation and presentation of a comprehensive range of 
local nature topics within a -variety of circumstances and to a variety 
of audiences.  -Developing and implementing a capstone internship 
project.     PLEASE NOTE prior 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. MINIMUM  
QUALIFICATIONS  Must speak, read, and write English fluently. 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.     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. HOW TO APPLY: Applications are being accepted immediately. 
No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and 
three references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird Programs Manager (EM: 
education AT tracyaviary.org).     Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for 
more information regarding Tracy Aviary.

RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION-COUNTING COURSE  at Pronatura Veracruz A.C. 
Website: http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Chichicaxtle, 
Veracruz, Mexico.  Duration: 20 days(Mar 19-Apr 07). Number of Openings: 
10.  Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2015.  Job Description: The Pronatura 
Veracruz River of Raptors program witnesses the greatest raptor 
migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, in central Veracruz Mexico, an 
average of four and a half million raptors from over 25 species have 
been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring stations in their southward 
migratory journey! On a good day, over 100,000 migratory raptors and 
vultures can cover the skies; but, during a Big Day, over 500,000 have 
been counted! During the spring migration we have the opportunity to see 
the migration northward, although, the numbers are not comparable with 
the numbers in the Fall, bringing the opportunity to learn to identify 
the following Raptors (Osprey, Swainson´s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, 
Ret-tailed Hawk, Zone-Tailed Hawk, Gray Hawk, Roadside Hawk, 
Short-tailed Hawk, Cooper´s Hawk, Sharp-shined Hawk, Common-black Hawk, 
Black-collared Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, Laughing 
Falcon, Bat Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Caracara, Northern Harrier, 
Hook-billed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite, Snail Kite, 
Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture). The observation location encounters 
the same species and the same flight behavior as in the fall, so 
participants will be able to gradually get the skill to count and 
identify a wide variety of raptors and also learn to estimate large 
flocks of raptors (some lines can have 10 thousand raptors and cross the 
sky in less than 10 minutes) similar to the way that the Veracruz River 
of Raptors counters count each fall. This raptor counting-identification 
course is perfect for those that want to join a raptor migration count 
site or improve their raptor identifications skill; it will be held 
during the peak of the spring migration March 19th to April 7th when 
thousands of raptor coming from their wintering grounds stream across 
the sky of central Veracruz. After this training course we expect you to 
be able to count and identify raptor species on your own, leave with an 
understanding of the patterns of raptor migration. You will be 
potentially certified by the Veracruz River of Raptors team to be hired 
in the Fall migration as a counter or assistant at the Veracruz River of 
Raptors or other watchsites in Central or North America, an experience 
that you can’t miss in your life. Some friendly evaluations are expected 
during the course to help participants improve. The course will be 
taught by expert counters of the Veracruz River of Raptors project 
(counters that have seen more than 20 million raptors in their lives) 
consists of practice and theory hours and day offs where we will take 
you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds like Laughing Falcon, 
Motmots, Parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native warblers like Painted 
Redstart or Red Warbler, delicious gastronomy and culture. The fee for 
this course is $1,400 USD housing and food is provided ($1200 USD 
without food and housing), ask for the program and apply! This position 
is limited to 10 people only!   To apply: Contact ELISA PERESBARBOSA 
(EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org), Director of Pronatura 
Veracruz, (PH: +52 228 1865548) to receive all information about this 
training course, we will accept people speaking English or Spanish. 
Visit http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org and down load the registration. 
follow this link to get the registration form directly: 

http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Raptor_identification_counting_course.pdf. 

In subject line please write: Raptor Identification-Counting course 2015 
when sending or asking information.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN (1)  at University of California, 
Berkeley.  Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/GBMojave/index.html  Location: Joshua 
Tree, Death Valley, and Mojave National Parks, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: One avian point count field 
technician (1) is needed from February 15 to May 15 2015. PLEASE NOTE: I 
am rehiring for a position on a team of two technicians, and position 
will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found. Technician is 
needed for a project studying the impacts of climate change on breeding 
bird distributions over the last 100 years. Survey sites primarily 
include lands in and adjacent to Joshua Tree and Death Valley National 
Parks and Mojave National Preserve. Duties will include: (i) conducting 
point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by road and/or on foot by 
trail); (ii) installation and removal of temporary recording equipment 
along survey transects; and (iii) surveying for habitat characteristics. 
Pay is $2167/month.   Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent 
eyesight and hearing and be able to identify birds by sight and 
call/song. In addition, applicants must be able to navigate roads with 
maps to find sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and enjoy 
working outdoors. All applicants must have a valid driver's license and 
clean driving record. Ideally, applicants will have personal vehicle 
available for accessing transects (mileage reimbursed), however this is 
not required. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point 
count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the California 
deserts by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird identification and 
willing to put in additional effort to learn local bird species (a list 
of the breeding and common migrant species in the area can be found at: 
https://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/beislab/Wetlands/birdlist2.html); (ii) be 
well-organized and self-motivated with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk long distances over 
rugged terrain while carrying 40 lbs or more of gear; (iv) have the 
ability to interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable 
camping for up to 10 days at a time; and (vi) be able to provide their 
own basic camping equipment. Experience with GPS desirable but not 
required. Additional information on the study can be found at 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/GBMojave/index.html. To apply please 
send as one document: (i) cover letter detailing your interest in the 
position and relevant experience, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact 
information (email and phone numbers) for three references by email to 
KELLY IKNAYAN, PhD student (Email: iknayank AT berkeley.edu) in the 
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley. Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
until the position is filled.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. 
Website: http://www.west-inc.com  Location: Kern County, CA. Duration: 
One Year.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 6 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: January, 2015: Biological Field Technician, Western 
EcoSystems Technologies, Inc. EMPLOYER: Western EcoSystems Technology, 
Inc. (www.west-inc.com) provides environmental and statistical 
consulting services and contracts research nationally and 
internationally to industry, government, and private organizations. 
LOCATION: Kern County, California POSITION (One full time term 
position): Primary duty is to conduct California condor/golden eagle 
monitoring at a wind energy development in Kern County, California. The 
biological technician will take part in a monitoring program that is 
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: Wage is 
$60,000.00/year., Health insurance provided, vehicle provided while on 
Project site. 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 demonstrable experience with California condor and/or golden 
eagle (preferably both), excellent birding and observation skills and be 
able to take detailed notes. Skilled use of telemetry equipment, GPS 
units, 4x4 vehicle, and other field equipment is required. Work may 
require hiking in rugged terrain. Work is approx. 32 – 55 hrs/week for 
one year, with the possibility of continuing for another 1 – 2 years 
depending upon performance on the job. Resumes/CVs will be reviewed as 
they are received. Work to begin as soon as the appropriate candidate is 
identified. 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 Valid driver’s license is required upon submission of 
resume. Investigation into driving record will be conducted upon hire. 
Driving record must meet standards set to operate motor vehicle on 
behalf of WEST. Background check will be conducted on final candidates. 
Contract will require drug testing and candidates must be able to pass 
drug screening criteria. This is a general description of the functions 
for this position and is not all-inclusive of the duties which may be 
associated with this position. WEST, Inc. reserves the right to change, 
modify this job description, job requirements, and job duties at any 
time. WEST, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our 
objective is to recruit, employ, pay, and promote employees without 
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, or national origin. WEST 
encourages all qualified veterans, qualified disabled veterans, and 
qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. Such individuals will 
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated 
against on the basis of disability.  TO APPLY: Visit the WEST careers 
page at: http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/ and see the post for 
Biological Field Technician - Kern County, CA. Click on APPLY NOW and 
include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file the 
following: (System allows only for ONE attachment so resume, cover 
letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) 1. Cover 
letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position— tell us 
why we should hire YOU over another candidate—what sets you apart from 
others. 2. Resume which includes dates of employment and the address and 
phone number for each employer. 3. Three references with phone numbers 
and email addresses

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at University of Missouri-Columbia. 
Location: Fremont, Missouri.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed (April 1 or May 15) to 
assist with graduate research studying breeding bird response to pine 
savanna and woodland restoration throughout the Ozark Interior Highlands 
of southern Missouri (with brief visits to western Arkansas and eastern 
Oklahoma) with graduate student Melissa Roach and Dr. Frank Thompson at 
the University of Missouri. One technician will start April 1 while the 
other two positions start May 15. All positions end August 15, 2015. 
Primary duties will include 1) point count surveys for 19 focal species; 
2) nocturnal roadside surveys for Eastern Whip-poor-will and 
Chuck-will’s-widow; 3) nest searching and monitoring for 6 focal 
species; 4) vegetative sampling for nest sites; and 5) some data entry. 
The technician starting April 1 will be responsible for early-season 
nest searching (Pine Warbler and Eastern Towhee) and some nocturnal 
surveys. All other tasks will begin May 15 when the remainder of the 
crew arrives. Shared field housing and work vehicles are provided along 
with $10-13/hr (depending on experience) for 40 hours per week. Point 
counts are located throughout the Mark Twain and Ouachita National 
Forests, and as such, some travel and early mornings will be required.  
Qualifications: Applicants should be able to identify breeding birds of 
southern Missouri by sight and sound (or able to learn prior to start 
date). Prior experience with avian point counts is preferred, but 
training will be provided. Previous nest searching/monitoring experience 
is highly preferred (especially for the applicant wishing to start April 
1) but not required. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings, 
working at night, ticks, gnats, difficult terrain, and hiking multiple 
miles most days. Applicants should work well in both a small group and 
alone and be flexible about work changes (i.e. weather-dependent 
surveys). Applicants should also possess an attention to detail, strong 
work ethic, and most importantly, a positive attitude when working in 
hot, humid weather. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and able to 
pass criminal background check.   To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single attachment) 
to MELISSA ROACH (EM: roach.mc1 AT gmail.com) by Feb. 15th but 
applications will be reviewed as received. Please be sure to clearly 
state which start date you are most interested in.

OREGON BIRD SURVEY INTERNSHIP  at Shoreline Education and Awareness/ 
USFWS.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/  Location: Oregon Coast 
National Wildlife Refuge Complex, South Coast Office, Bandon, OR.  
Duration: 7 months, starting about March 15.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Position Summary: 
The Intern will be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Refuge Biologist. This full-time (40 hours/week) internship offers the 
opportunity to gain field experience conducting bird surveys and a 
variety of other biological field techniques. The intern will work 
closely with the Refuge Biologist to conduct bird surveys, assist with 
wildlife management programs, and conduct outreach activities. The 
primary duty of the intern will be to conduct weekly bird surveys on 
established transects throughout Bandon Marsh NWR using Distance 
Sampling methods. Secondary duties will include assisting the Biologist 
with a variety of other field and data entry tasks. There may be 
sufficient time for the Intern to conduct a personal independent field 
study using Refuge resources, subject to the Biologist’s approval. 
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): • Conduct 
bird surveys using established field protocols, which involve 
identifying birds by sight and sound, estimating the distance to the 
birds detected, recording field data, and entering data in an electronic 
database. • Assist the Refuge Biologist as needed with field tasks 
including nesting seabird and seabird predator observations, mosquito 
monitoring, and photography to document landscape changes. • Assist with 
general office duties directly related to field work, including data 
entry into MS Excel spreadsheets and Access database. • Assist Shoreline 
Education for Awareness and the Refuge with the development of outreach 
programs and special events that focus on teaching people of all ages 
about wildlife conservation. Intern Benefits Include: · A taxable, 
monthly living allowance of $1,200. · Upon successful completion of the 
term of service, an award of $1,000. · Professional development, 
trainings and networking opportunities. · Free housing at Bandon Marsh 
National Wildlife Refuge including utilities. Intern will have private 
bedroom, with ample shared kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and living space, 
wi-fi, and TV with DVD player (no cable). Sorry, no pets allowed. · 
Opportunity to conduct independent study project on the Refuge. 
Qualifications: Position Requirements: • Course work related to 
obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in wildlife biology, 
zoology, environmental science, or related field. • Demonstrated 
proficiency at identifying birds of the Pacific Northwest in the field 
by sight and sound, such as experience conducting point counts. • 
Ability to walk while wearing chest waders through uneven and muddy 
ground while diligently collecting scientific observations. • A 
cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team and 
independently. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • 
Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record. 
Preferred Qualifications: • Broad interests in field ecology and natural 
history. • Comfortable doing field work in adverse weather conditions 
including incessant rain and biting wind. • Familiarity with terrestrial 
and estuarine ecosystems. • Good written and oral communication skills. 
Transportation Information: • Government vehicle is available for 
service activities. • Intern is responsible for personal transportation 
needs  To Apply: Questions about the position? Contact: BILL BRIDGELAND, 
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Bandon Marsh NWR, P.O. Box 99, Bandon, OR 
(PH: 541-347-1470 EM: bill_bridgeland AT fws.gov). Application Process: 
Send letter of interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and 
contact information for three references to Bill Bridgeland by February 
1, 2015. Indicate your birding skill level and experience, and address 
the other requirements and qualifications listed above. Additional 
information about Bandon Marsh NWR and the Oregon Coast NWR Complex: 
http://www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/ http://www.facebook.com/usfwsoregoncoast 
Additional information about Bandon and the Oregon South Coast: 
http://www.ci.bandon.or.us/ http://www.co.coos.or.us/

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR  at Missouri River Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.mrbo.org  Location: Missouri.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job Description: The 
Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) seeks a seasonal environmental 
educator for the period of 1 April – 30 June. This position will be 
based in Arrow Rock, MO, which is a National and State Historic Site; 
therefore education programs will be tied into the natural history of 
the town and surrounding area. The educator will be responsible for 
conducting almost-daily ecology and natural history walks for 3rd – 6th 
grade classes during the period of 14 April – 22 May. There will be 
extensive interaction, networking, and collaboration with 
representatives of the Friends of Arrow Rock, Arrow Rock State Park, and 
potentially several other agencies throughout the course of the 
position. The educator will also facilitate programs for groups of all 
ages on a wide variety of topics from bird identification, life history, 
and general ecology to habitat conservation and the importance of MRBO’s 
monitoring projects in the context of Missouri conservation. The 
educator will receive valuable training in mist-netting and 
bird-banding, the Flying WILD program, local habitat, natural history 
and conservation issues, and MRBO’s programs during the first two weeks 
of employment and then be responsible for independently conducting the 
Arrow Rock nature programs as well as assisting with other public events 
as needed. If programs include bird-banding demonstrations, a bander 
will be assigned to work with the educator. Other occasional duties 
include generating portions of reports and newsletters and helping with 
social media outlets.  Qualifications: The applicant must have 
demonstrated experience in organizing and conducting wildlife and 
conservation programs (both indoor and outdoor) for school-children and 
preferably, the general public. The ability to interact positively and 
network with adults and live in a very small town as a representative of 
MRBO is required. An academic background in wildlife or conservation 
biology is preferred, but concern for bird welfare, gentleness with 
animals, a strong commitment to conservation, and general love for 
nature are even more important. To apply, please send a letter of 
interest, resume, and three references to DANA RIPPER (EM: dana.ripper 
AT mrbo.org) and ETHAN DUKE (EM: ethan.duke AT mrbo.org).

KESRP SEABIRD TRANSLOCATION PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15022  at 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University 
of Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: KESRP SEABIRD 
TRANSLOCATION PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15022. Pacific Cooperative 
Studies Unit. (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position 
with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment 
is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work 
performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable 
Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340/Mon. DUTIES: Works as part of 
a small team within Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), 
with work focused on locating potential source populations for future 
translocation projects. The majority of work will therefore involve 
auditory surveys and burrow searching for Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus 
newelli) and Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) at a number of 
pre-selected sites which are considered to be candidate source 
populations for a translocation project. Also records additional data on 
Kauai’s other endangered seabirds (primarily the Band-rumped 
Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro). Includes: 1) surveys to document 
distribution and relative abundance at key locations (often remote) in 
Kauai using visual surveys (binocular and night-vision) and auditory 
point counts; 2) surveys to locate breeding burrows of Newell’s 
Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel to monitor breeding success and relative 
abundance at select colony sites; 3) data entry and preliminary analyses 
of field data. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor 
vehicle and a variety of equipment for field studies.  Qualifications: 
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of 
college level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college 
or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or 
volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: seabird monitoring methods, 
auditory point counts, operating ornithological radar, or predator 
management near seabird colonies. Must have demonstrated remote area 
camping experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the 
principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Ability and 
skills in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, 
particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Demonstrated hiking ability, 
including off-trail navigation and use of Global Positioning System 
(GPS) units for navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and 
other software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to 
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid 
driver's license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be 
able to locate birds by their calls. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: 
Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) 
months from date of hire. Must possess the American Red Cross 
Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the 
certificate following the training provided within two (2) months from 
date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be 
able to pass a post offer criminal background check. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails, 
or off trail, with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack and live and 
work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition 
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies 
and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's 
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, 
UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable 
State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Small boat experience. Experience working with Hawaiian birds. 
Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software 
(Arcview) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora 
and fauna and local conservation issues, and Kaua’i.   To Apply: 
INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE (EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu) APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; 
select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a 
Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered 
for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) 
Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM:  rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

KESRP FIELD TECHNICIAN – ID# 15025  at Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit/Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii.  Website: 
http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii.  Duration: 10 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: 
KESRP FIELD TECHNICIAN – ID# 15025. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery 
Project (KESRP), located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Directs and works in 
conjunction with a field crew in coordinating all aspects of the field 
research conducted by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project 
(KESRP) regarding locating, monitoring, and managing endangered seabirds 
on Kauai. Performs scheduling, equipment management, logistics, public 
outreach, and works with land management agencies and project 
cooperators. Oversees day-to-day field activities of field crew. 
Conducts surveys of Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel movement 
between breeding colonies and the sea, using modified marine radar, 
visual surveys (with binocular, scope, and night-vision), and auditory 
surveys. Assists with implementation of management and monitoring for 
seabirds at breeding colonies, including predator control. Performs data 
management, preliminary analyses of field data, and data entry into 
Geographic Information System (GIS) and databases. Produces maps and 
conducts analyses in ArcGIS. Trains new staff in fieldwork methodologies 
and protocols. Assists in the preparation of materials for 
administrative reports, publications in appropriate service outlets, and 
professional journals. Operates a motor vehicle and a variety of 
equipment for field studies.  Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Science, or other 
related biological discipline. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork (Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: auditory point counts, operating 
ornithological radar, visual survey methods of seabirds on land or at 
sea, use of song meters, or use of burrow cameras. Previous leadership 
experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
wildlife population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial 
nesting seabirds. Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, 
Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, Access), and Environmental Systems 
Research Institute (ESRI) GIS software. Able to monitor and manage avian 
population ecology. Able to properly and safely handle seabirds. Able to 
operate modified marine radar. Able to perform data manipulation and 
preliminary analyses using Microsoft Office and other software programs. 
Able to effectively use ArcGIS (or be willing to learn). Able to learn 
to recognize and correctly identify common plant species. Able to locate 
birds by their calls. Able to use a map, compass, and Global Positioning 
System (GPS) to navigate in dense forests. Able to take detailed field 
notes, follow a prescribed system for data collection, and make simple 
maps, graphs, charts, and written and verbal reports. Able to 
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid 
driver's license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Conditions: Must complete basic helicopter safety 
course within two (2) months of hire. Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of 
employment (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following 
the training provided within two (2) months of hire). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure or off 
trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack and live and work 
in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended periods 
of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of 
employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and 
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or 
business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 
business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or 
Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and background training in 
seabird ecology. Experience working in remote areas. Experience working 
with Hawaiian forest birds and/or seabirds. Experience with 
forest-breeding petrels. Experience running predator control and 
monitoring programs for seabirds. Familiarity with native Hawaiian 
flora, fauna, and local conservation issues. Experience with use of ESRI 
GIS geospatial databases. Experience with statistical software, such as 
R, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and Statistical 
Analysis Software (SAS). Experience writing peer-reviewed manuscript 
publications. Familiarity with Kauai.  To Apply: INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 
(EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate 

to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the 
following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover 
Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy 
of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must 
be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT– ID# 15023  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 10 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT– ID# 
15023. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH 
Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit 
(PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), located on 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: 
$3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Responsible for undertaking all Geographic 
Information System (GIS) analysis and data management duties for the 
KESRP (including work related to the Underline Monitoring Project). 
Works under the direction of the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator and the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist. Duties include 
database management, data digitizing, and GIS analysis of field data 
(related to a wide range of data including incidental take monitoring, 
biological monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, and 
mapping species locations). Some fieldwork also required. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use and 
invasive species prevention protocols.  Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college 
level biological sciences coursework from an accredited college or 
university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) 
data management and GIS analysis experience. One to three (1-3) years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working 
knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and 
conservation. Skilled in the use of GIS software (ArcGIS) and databases 
(Access). Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), 
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and other software 
programs to undertake analysis and reporting. Proficient in word 
processing and spreadsheet computer applications skills. Ability to use 
global positioning system (GPS) equipment. Ability to read maps and 
aerial photographs and document work. Ability to communicate effectively 
both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and 
maintain throughout duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment 
Conditions: Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course 
within six (6) months from date of hire. Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain 
the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months 
from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). 
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles 
on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted 
and live, set up, and work from isolated field camps under primitive 
conditions for extended period of time. Must be able to concentrate for 
extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, 
night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light conditions. POLICY 
AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee 
will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as 
applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's 
policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's 
policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or 
regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited 
to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or 
criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree 
from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological 
Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, 
particularly forest-nesting seabirds. Strong interest and background in 
incidental take projects (i.e., power line strikes, wind farm 
monitoring, etc.). Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience 
with marine radar. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, 
local conservation issues, and Kauai.  To Apply: INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 
(EM: araine6 AT hawaii.edu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate 

to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the 
following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover 
Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy 
of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must 
be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU UMP TECHNOLOGY/WILDLIFE ASSISTANT– ID# 15024  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 11 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: PCSU UMP TECHNOLOGY/WILDLIFE ASSISTANT– ID# 
15024. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH 
Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit 
(PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP), located on 
Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational 
needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and 
compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY: 
$3,100/Mon. DUTIES: Develops, assembles, and field tests novel technical 
equipment used to minimize seabird interactions with human 
infrastructure and monitor nocturnal seabird movement. Works under the 
direction of the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist and the Endangered 
Avian Research Project Coordinator. Conducts all aspects required to 
develop, assemble, and troubleshoot new equipment. Operates a motor 
vehicle radar unit and a variety of equipment for field studies. Adheres 
to equipment use and invasive species prevention protocols.   
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level coursework from an accredited college or 
university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in 
biological fieldwork, specifically related to designing and building 
electrical equipment for use in conservation projects. Demonstrated 
experience with one (1) or more of the following: building or modifying 
remote controlled devices, programming micro-processors, and soldering. 
Must have experience in remote area camping/hiking, bird identification 
and bird monitoring techniques. Experience troubleshooting technical 
equipment. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
avian conservation or monitoring projects and development of technical 
equipment. A. Competent abilities in computer programming, soldering, 
and building remote controlled equipment. Competent abilities in 
techniques of avian population ecology and conservation. Hiking ability, 
including off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office, 
including Excel and word processing, and other software programs to 
undertake field reporting. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs 
and document work. Ability to use Global Positioning System (GPS) 
equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in 
writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout 
duration of employment. Must be able to locate birds by their calls and 
identify species both visually and aurally. Post Offer/Employment 
Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First 
Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the 
training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain 
throughout duration of employment). Must be able to complete basic 
helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire. 
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles 
on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted 
and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for 
extended period of time. Must be able to concentrate for extended 
periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, night-vision, 
binoculars or scope under low-light conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY 
REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to 
all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject 
to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and 
procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies 
and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations 
may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible 
termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal 
penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Strong interest in 
developing technologies for avian conservation, background training in 
avian ecology, particularly forest-nesting petrels. Strong interest and 
background in incidental take projects (i.e. power line strikes, wind 
farm monitoring etc.). Wilderness First Responder certificate. 
Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. 
Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software 
(ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora 
and fauna and local conservation issues, and Kauai.  To Apply: 
INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS (EM: marc.s.travers AT gmail.com). APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; 
select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a 
Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered 
for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) 
Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15027  at Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit/Research Corporation of the University of 
Hawaii.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 9 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2015.  Job Description: PCSU UNDERLINE 
MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 15027. Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kaua’i Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340/Mon. DUTIES: Monitors wildlife impacts as a 
result of human activities associated with electrical transmission, 
distribution infrastructure, and outdoor lighting. Works under the 
direction of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) Avian 
Conservation Biologist and the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator. Duties include incidental take monitoring, biological 
monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, mapping species 
locations, data entry, and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use, 
pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. Performs 
additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological 
sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. 
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience 
in biological fieldwork (Volunteer experience must be documented and 
verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the 
following: searching for difficult to detect targets (i.e.: bird 
watching, hunting, tracking), seabird monitoring methods, auditory point 
counts, and/or operating ornithological radar. Demonstrated remote area 
experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of 
avian population ecology and conservation. Competent in techniques of 
avian population ecology and conservation, particularly colonial nesting 
seabirds. Hiking ability, including off-trail navigation. Ability to use 
Microsoft Office (Excel) and other software programs to undertake field 
reporting. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document 
work. Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer 
applications. Ability to use GPS equipment. Ability to communicate 
effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver's 
license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to 
locate birds by their calls and identify species both visually and 
aurally. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red 
Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of 
employment (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following 
the training provided within three (3) months of hire). Must be able to 
complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date 
of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four 
(4) miles on obscure trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound 
backpack and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive 
conditions for extended periods of time. Must be able to concentrate for 
extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, 
night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light conditions. POLICY 
AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee 
will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as 
applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's 
policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's 
policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or 
regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited 
to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or 
criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree 
from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological 
Sciences. Strong interest and background training in seabird ecology, 
particularly forest-nesting petrels. Strong interest and background in 
incidental take projects (i.e. power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, 
etc.). Experience working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine 
radar. Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) 
software (ArcView) and databases (Access). Familiarity with computers 
and data entry. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local 
conservation issues, and Kauai. To Apply: INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS (EM: 
marc.s.travers AT gmail.com) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate 

to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the 
following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover 
Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy 
of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must 
be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM:  rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH TECHNICIAN 1-4: WHOOPING CRANE – 
LOUISIANA  at Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Website: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/  Location: Gueydan, 
Louisiana.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 
25 Jan 2015.  Job Description: This is a technician position stationed 
at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA) and part of the 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (RWR) unit. The incumbent will serve as part 
of a team to research, manage, and monitor the Whooping Crane 
reintroduction in southwestern Louisiana, as well as other species of 
concern in the coastal and prairie zone. WLWCA is situated in a 
challenging coastal environment, in which mosquitoes, snakes, and other 
pests are common. Climatic conditions and semi-fluid soils unique to 
this area make the job physically demanding. 80% (E) Research, 
Management, Monitoring • Team member contributing to the administration 
and implementation of the Whooping Crane reintroduction program at WLWCA 
under general supervision of Biologist. • Assist biologists with the 
captive management and husbandry of new crane cohorts. • Assist 
biologists with management and husbandry of existing cohorts on the 
landscape (e.g., capture of bird for transmitter replacement). • Assist 
biologists with managing the Whooping Crane private landowner database. 
• Assist biologists in monitoring the nesting behavior and ecology of 
reintroduced Whooping Cranes. • Assist biologists in evaluating, 
quantifying, and characterizing coastal marsh and agricultural habitats 
used by Whooping Cranes. • Assist biologists in documenting, archiving, 
entering, and providing quality assurance/quality control with Whooping 
Crane GPS location data. • Uses telemetry equipment for ground-truthing 
Whooping Crane GPS locations (i.e., bird status, habitat use, 
investigate missing/dead birds) • Conducts aerial surveys in small 
planes to track cranes and determine crane status • Meets with 
landowners/farmers to gain access for research/monitoring purposes. • 
Assist staff biologists, graduate students, and other collaborating 
scientists (state, national, international) in the facilitation and 
implementation of high quality research in southwestern Louisiana. • 
Operates transport equipment safely (e.g., ATVs, outboard motors, 
airboats) to get to destinations. • Assist with other wildlife 
monitoring, management, and banding programs implemented by LDWF for 
long-term, statewide research and management initiatives. • Completes 
research data entry and quality assurance/quality control of such data. 
10% (E) Administrative Duties • Provides advice and recommendations to 
supervisory personnel regarding projects, programs, and job priorities 
to optimize operations within the program. • Prepares various reports, 
correspondence, timesheets, expense forms, invoices, and purchase 
orders, as well as entering research data. • Attends meetings, 
conferences, and workshops for work plan coordination and to 
obtain/provide continuing education and/or safety training. 10% Other • 
Assist with Education and Outreach activities related to the Whooping 
Crane reintroduction program, including website updates, newsletters, 
and presentations to community/school groups. • Train field personnel 
(technicians, field crew, graduate students, and student employees) in 
proper techniques to gather scientific data (fish sampling, banding 
waterfowl, tagging and handling alligators, boat operations, etc.). • 
Conducts field trips for civic, public, and private groups on wetland 
ecosystem management and Whooping Crane biology/ecology. • Conducts 
search and rescue operations by boat/airboat in southwest Louisiana. • 
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.   Qualifications: The incumbent 
must also be able to lift 50 pounds. The incumbent should be proficient 
with operation of ATVs, outboard boats, GPS technology, data QA/QC, 
field techniques, and species identification. Airboat and aerial survey 
experience is desirable but not a requirement for consideration.  To 
Apply: To be considered for this position, applicants must apply through 
Louisiana Civil Services by the application deadline. Go to the 
Louisiana Civil Services Website (URL: 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm). Under agency, 
select Wildlife & Fisheries - Wildlife and/or under location, select 
Vermilion Parish. It will be listed as a Wildlife and Fisheries 
Technician 1-4 in Gueydan, Louisiana. Contact: Dr. WILL SELMAN, (PH: 
337-491-2593, EM: wselman AT wlf.la.gov).

(1-2) BIRD BANDERS  at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - 
Migratory Bird Center.  Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Washington, 
D.C./MD/VA.  Duration: April - July (flexible).  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: 1-2 Skilled Bird Banders are needed between mid-April-July 
(flexible) for a study on the contribution of native and non-native 
plants to urban food webs. This project works within the Neighborhood 
Nestwatch program (URL: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood_Nestwatch/) 

and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science to 
investigate food resources for birds in suburban backyards. Daily duties 
primarily include target and passive netting breeding and migratory 
birds to color band and collect blood, fecal and feather samples. Duties 
will also include processing blood samples for laboratory analysis, 
point count surveys, resighting color-banded birds, nest 
searching/monitoring, and assisting with insect/vegetation sampling as 
needed. Perks include the opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills 
and the occasional pancake breakfast. During the height of the breeding 
season, applicants should expect long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. 
Visits to field sites will require daily commutes in busy DC traffic 
conditions. MD housing convenient to the District will be provided, and 
government vehicles will be used for work travel. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience. ($325-450/week).  Qualifications: Required 
qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and keep meticulous 
notes, 2) a valid driver’s license; 3) the personality to positively 
interact with the public on a spontaneous (but regular) basis, and 4) 
experience using mist nets and independently banding passerine birds.  
Preferred qualifications: Experience taking blood samples from birds, 
identifying eastern/ornamental woody plants and identifying eastern 
breeding birds by sight and sound.   To apply please send the following 
in a PDF or word document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your 
relevant experience, approximate number of birds handled, dates of 
availability, and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a 
CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references that 
can attest to your experience and suitability for this position. Please 
send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (EM: nestwatch.foodweb AT 
gmail.com) and put FOOD WEB BIRD BANDER as the subject of your email 
application. Positions will be open until filled.


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NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATION POLICY ASSOCIATE at Audubon Florida. Web 
Address: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2312/policy-associate%2c-northeast-florida/jobLocation: 

Jacksonville or St. Augustine, FL.   Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 14 Jan 2015 Job description:      Exciting Policy Associate 
position with Audubon Florida in Jacksonville or St. Augustine, FL for a 
candidate with biology or environmental science background eager to • 
communicate scientific information to decisionmakers and the public • 
organize volunteers, • influence policy and • conserve habitat and 
wildlife Description In 2014, Audubon Florida celebrated the sixth year 
of its staffed program in Northeast Florida, focusing on the 
conservation of public lands, wildlife and water in this vibrant part of 
Florida. The Policy Associate is the cornerstone of Audubon’s staffed 
work in Northeast Florida, providing the biological expertise, policy 
insight, and volunteer mobilization necessary to advance Audubon’s goals 
in the region. Audubon works in five conservation policy areas, three of 
which will be the focus of this work: public lands (acquisition and 
management), wildlife conservation, and water policy. The position 
involves program level responsibility for identifying and responding to 
conservation policy and funding decisions by federal, state and local 
governments and coordinating strategies and actions to produce 
successful outcomes. This position reports to the Florida Director of 
Wildlife Conservation and coordinates closely with the policy team, 
development and communications staff as well as Audubon chapters in the 
Northeast region and key government, business and non-government allies. 
S/he will be engaged in diverse work, including tasks such as the 
recruitment and training of volunteers; conducting habitat management 
assessments on public lands; coordinating and conducting coastal bird 
surveys; writing newsletters, press releases and grant reports; 
coordinating fundraising events; and advocating to agencies and decision 
makers on key issues. Essential Functions: • Continue Audubon’s 
leadership in the region on behalf of coastal birds and coastal habitat 
management. Function as Audubon’s primary policy staff in Northeast 
Florida, particularly Nassau, Duval, and St. Johns counties. • Work to 
bring science to public land management decisions, land use decisions, 
watershed decisions and habitat protection decisions at the regional and 
local levels in Northeast Florida, with a particular eye to the impacts 
of these decisions on bird populations. • Increase volunteers and 
constituencies for conservation by enlisting and training local Audubon 
chapter leaders, grassroots and online activists, and community leaders 
in the Northeast region. • Staff Audubon’s Northeast Florida Regional 
Conservation Committee and help chapters in the region collaborate. • 
Identify, support and grow citizen science volunteer efforts to gather 
data and assist managers with habitat management. • Work with allied 
organizations to bring additional capacity to support Audubon’s 
conservation goals. • Communicate issues and accomplishments regularly 
to the Audubon team, chapters, donors, partners and the news media, as 
appropriate. • Administer relevant grants, including completion of 
deliverables, writing reports on deadline and assisting with invoicing. 
• Identify, cultivate and solicit donors to build ongoing an ongoing 
base of financial support in the region. • Play a key role in growing 
the vision and identity of Audubon’s work in the region over the next 
five years. Qualifications:      • Bachelor's degree in biology, policy 
or related field required; graduate degree preferred. • 3-5 years' 
professional experience in advocacy, wildlife conservation or public 
service a must. • Must be an effective builder of coalitions and 
networks, with demonstrated experience training and managing volunteers; 
strong advocacy skills preferred. • Excellent communication, writing and 
public speaking skills required; experience working with donors or 
fundraising a strong plus. • Demonstrated experience working 
independently and effectively managing a complex workflow. • Willingness 
and ability to travel overnight, work occasional nights and weekends. • 
Ability to obtain a Florida Driver’s License, travel overnight as 
needed, and, at times, work in hash field conditions. • Ideal candidates 
will possess experience with coastal birds and habitats and be able to 
work from a home office in Northeast Florida, preferably Duval or St. 
Johns counties. • Interest in conservation and passion for the mission 
of the National Audubon Society a must. Application Instructions:     
  To apply for this position, please use the following link: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2312/policy-associate%2c-northeast-florida/job 

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SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR at the Dunes Learning Center.  Web Address: 
http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/employment/ Location: Chesterton, IN. 
Duration: 9 weeks.  : Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 June 2015.  Job 
description: General Description: Dunes Learning Center (DLC) is a 
residential education facility within the Indiana Dunes National 
Lakeshore that works in close partnership with the National Park Service 
(NPS). Camp Counselors are members of the program staff at the DLC and 
may have the opportunity to work with the Indiana Dunes National 
Lakeshore summer programs. Camp Counselors supervise summer camp 
residents while developing their outdoor education and resource 
interpretation skills and techniques. Specific duties include overnight 
supervision of campers in cabins, leading evening activities (campfires, 
group games, etc.), hosting a tent camp out with campers, hosting and 
supervising a beach party picnic with campers and leading table helper, 
weather helper and flag raising activities. Camp Counselors also have 
the opportunity to shadow NPS staff and to attend educator trainings on 
a variety of topics. Term of Position: Full-time, 9 week position June 
5, 2015 - August 8, 2015 (2 weeks of training - 7 weeks of camp). 
Involves evening hours. Responsibilities: • Supervise summer camp 
residents overnight in cabins on the campus of Dunes Learning Center • 
Lead and assist in leading portions of the summer camp program at DLC • 
Ensure safety and well-being of program participants • Attend training 
workshops, NPS shadowing sessions and regularly scheduled staff 
meetings  Qualifications: Required Qualifications: • Must be at least 18 
years of age • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather 
conditions and hike several miles over hilly dunes • Enthusiastic about 
working with children in an outdoor setting • Great independent worker 
and team player Desired Qualifications: • Currently enrolled in an 
academic program (Associate or Bachelor level) in any degree area 
including, but not limited to: Communication, Education, General 
Studies, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, Natural 
Sciences, Biology, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental 
Science, Environmental Studies, Resource or Heritage Interpretation, 
Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field • Prior experience 
in outdoor education, residential camp setting, nature centers, or day 
camps • Lifesaving and water safety certification All Dunes Learning 
Center employees must submit to a background check and possible drug 
screening. Application Instructions:      Prepare a cover letter, 
resume, and 3 references including name, relationship, phone number and 
email address and apply online at 
http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/employment/

RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION-COUNTING COURSE – Organization: Pronatura Veracruz 
A.C.  Location: Chichicaxtle, Veracruz, Mexico.  Type: Training Course  
Duration: 20 days(Mar 19-Apr 07).  Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2015.  
10 positions available. The Pronatura Veracruz River of Raptors program 
witnesses the greatest raptor migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, 
in central Veracruz Mexico, an average of four and a half million 
raptors from over 25 species have been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring 
stations in their southward migratory journey!  On a good day, over 
100,000 migratory raptors and vultures can cover the skies; but, during 
a Big Day, over 500,000 have been counted!  During the spring migration 
we have the opportunity to see the migration northward, although, the 
numbers are not comparable with the numbers in the Fall, bringing the 
opportunity to learn to identify the following Raptors (Osprey, 
Swainson´s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Ret-tailed Hawk, Zone-Tailed Hawk, 
Gray Hawk, Roadside Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Cooper´s Hawk, Sharp-shined 
Hawk, Common-black Hawk, Black-collared Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American 
Kestrel, Laughing Falcon, Bat Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Caracara, 
Northern Harrier, Hook-billed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed 
Kite, Snail Kite, Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture). The observation 
location encounters the same species and the same flight behavior as in 
the fall, so participants will be able to gradually get the skill to 
count and identify a wide variety of raptors and also learn to estimate 
large flocks of raptors (some lines can have 10 thousand raptors and 
cross the sky in less than 10 minutes) similar to the way that the 
Veracruz River of Raptors counters count each fall. This raptor 
counting-identification course is perfect for those that want to join a 
raptor migration count site or improve their raptor identifications 
skill; it will be held during the peak of the spring migration March 
19th to April 7th when thousands of raptor coming from their wintering 
grounds stream across the sky of central Veracruz. After this training 
course we expect you to be able to count and identify raptor species on 
your own, leave with an understanding of the patterns of raptor 
migration. You will be potentially certified by the Veracruz River of 
Raptors team to be hired in the Fall migration as a counter or assistant 
at the Veracruz River of Raptors or other watchsites in Central or North 
America, an experience that you can’t miss in your life. Some friendly 
evaluations are expected during the course to help participants 
improve.  The course will be taught by expert counters of the Veracruz 
River of Raptors project (counters that have seen more than 20 million 
raptors in their lives) consists of practice and theory hours and day 
offs where we will take you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds 
like Laughing Falcon, Motmots, Parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native 
warblers like Painted Redstart or Red Warbler, delicious gastronomy and 
culture. The fee for this course is $1,400 USD housing and food is 
provided ($1200 USD without food and housing), ask for the program and 
apply! This position is limited to 10 people only!  To apply: Contact 
ELISA PERESBARBOSA (EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org), Director 
of Pronatura Veracruz, (PH: +52 228 1865548) to receive all information 
about this training course, we will accept people speaking English or 
Spanish. Visit http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org and down load the 
registration.  follow this link to get the registration form directly: 

http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Raptor_identification_counting_course.pdf. 

In subject line please write: Raptor Identification-Counting course 2015 
when sending or asking information.

PIPING PLOVER FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at Virginia Tech.  Website: 
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds  Location: near Yankton, SD.  
Duration: April 8, 2015–August 31, 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 
Approximately April 8, 2015–August 31, 2015. Monitoring the population 
dynamics of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) nesting on sandbars in 
the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers in South Dakota/Nebraska. Field 
technicians will be working to improve conservation efforts for the 
Piping Plover in this area. Please see our project webpage 
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds for more information! 
Responsibilities: Capturing and banding Piping Plover adults and chicks, 
resighting banded Piping Plovers, nest searching and monitoring, daily 
travel on canoes or small outboard motor boats, working closely with 
collaborating researchers, and data entry, organization, and 
management.  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 the 
following are preferred, but training will be provided: operation of 
small outboard motor boats, canoeing, avian capture methods and handling 
techniques, bird banding, and shorebird identification. 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 a single pdf, titled LastName_FirstName_2015, to MERYL FRIEDRICH (EM: 
VT.PIPL.job AT gmail.com). Hiring will begin immediately and continue 
until the three technician positions are filled.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at PacifiCorp.  Website: 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com  Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 9 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Jan 2015.  Job Description: General Purpose: Under general 
supervision, manages projects/assignments with corporate and/or business 
unit impact. Provides analysis and studies. Responsibilities of this 
position include the following: 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 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). 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 will require travel to remote 
locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon & California. 
Qualifications: Requirements for this position include the following: 
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. (This 
position is temporary - the timeframe will be March 2015 - November 
2015) Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the 
position with or without an accommodation.   To Apply: Please apply 
online at http://www.PacifiCorp.com. Go to "Careers" open positions; Job 
Number 141532, click apply. This will ask you to Login, click new user 
and complete the Candidate Profile/application. Thank you.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org/v3/  Location: Southern shortgrass prairie region  
Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory (RMBO) is seeking three experienced field biologists to 
conduct point count surveys throughout the southern shortgrass prairie 
region (CO, KS, OK, TX, and NM). The position will run from April 15 
thru mid-June with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data. All surveys will take place in shortgrass prairie 
habitat. 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. Applicants 
must be able to identify all bird species found in this region by sight 
and sound. Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able 
to handle temperature extremes (cold and hot). Primitive camping often 
without phone service will be required. Range of $440 -$575 per week 
depending on experience, reimbursement for project related driving and 
some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.   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 shortgrass bird species by sight 
and sound, 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 
own a 4WD vehicle.   TO APPLY: Email a cover letter including dates of 
availability and 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. Please visit 

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

for additional information.

PRIMARY AND ASSISTANT OWL BANDER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. 
Website: http://MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Cheboygan State Park, 
Cheboygan Co., Mich.  Duration: March 25 to May 15, 2015.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  
Job Description: Duties include set up and maintenance of mist nets for 
capturing owls; dusk till dawn each night (except inclement weather). 
Familiarity with using aging and sexing keys including Pyle Guide. Keep 
legible daily records of weather conditions and all birds banded; 
including measurements, aging and sexing of individual birds. Daily 
posting of blog notes on web site about Owl migration and activities. 
Ability to communicate with students and groups about banding, owls and 
their migration. Primary bander will be responsible for writing a report 
summarizing the spring migration. Pay for Primary Bander $1300 per 
month, Assistant Bander $1000 per month. Housing will be a primitive 
cabin at the banding site (wood heat, no electricity).  Qualifications: 
Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand cold weather 
conditions (Net checks involve walking a sandy trail about 1/2 mile). 
Primary Bander must have previous experience using mist nets to capture 
owls, extricating them from the net, handling and banding owls. 
Experience identifying owls, taking measurements, and using keys to age 
and sex individual owls. Assistant Bander must have experience using 
mist nets, identifying birds, and using keys to band birds.   To Apply: 
Please send cover letter, resume and references to ED PIKE (EM: 
EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com).

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - UPLAND GAME BIRD SURVEY PROJECTS  
at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Website: 
http://dnr.wi.gov/x87201/employment/lte/q207lted.asp?v_request_id_seq_no=9241 
Location: Statewide, WI.  Duration: approximately 10 weeks.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2015.  
Job Description: The research technicians will support two multi-year 
upland game bird projects aimed at documenting habitat occupancy and 
distribution of sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys in Northern 
Wisconsin. This project is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin 
Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Two positions will be stationed in Grantsburg at 
the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area and two will be stationed at the UW Kemp 
Natural Resources Station near Woodruff. Jobs start approximately March 
23, 2015. Each position will last approximately 10 weeks. 90%: Assist in 
field research efforts to survey Sharp-tailed Grouse and Wild Turkeys in 
northern Wisconsin to understand their habitat occupancy rates and 
distribution. This will include conducting road-side and off-road 
auditory and visual surveys in the early mornings to document the 
presence of birds, collecting environmental information at each survey 
point, using GPS to mark locations of birds, and coordinating with 
volunteer citizen scientists to confirm bird observations. 10%: 
Coordinate processing of field data following protocols developed by 
WDNR and UW, enter appropriate data into computer databases, and 
maintain data quality control assurances to maintain the integrity of 
data. Temporary office space and housing will be provided at either the 
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg or the UW Kemp Natural 
Resources Station near Woodruff. Field vehicles will be provided.   
Qualifications: Knowledge Required: University-level training in 
wildlife or closely related field; ability to detect upland game birds 
by sight and sound, ability to read maps and navigate roads of 
Wisconsin; good organization skills; ability to use Microsoft Office 
products (MS Word, MS Excel). Positions involve independent daily travel 
in state-owned vehicles, therefore a valid driver's license in required. 
Desired Qualifications: Prior experience with bird surveys particularly 
upland game birds, familiar with GPS, GIS; responsible and dependable; 
good oral communication skills; positive attitude; ability to be part of 
a multi-agency team, to travel, and to have a flexible work schedule and 
work in the very early mornings.  To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE 
Application (hard copy also available at most WDNR offices) , resume, 
cover letter and references to: SCOTT D. HULL PO Box 7921 Madison, WI 
53707-7921 (EM: Scott.Hull AT Wisconsin.gov). RE: Job Code 9241 Emailed 
submissions are preferred; mailed hard copies are also acceptable. 
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates 
will be invited for an interview.

ROSEATE TERN PAID INTERNSHIP  at Virginia Tech.  Location: Cape Cod, 
MA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 
Mar 2015.  Job Description: 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.  To Apply: 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.

BIRD-BANDING BIOLOGIST / CREW LEADER  at The National Park Service and 
The Nature Conservancy.  Location: Northern New Mexico and Southwestern 
Colorado.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 26 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Begin: Early May 2014. End: 
Early September 2014. The National Park Service and The Nature 
Conservancy are seeking a crew leader to run six constant-effort 
bird-banding (MAPS) stations, three at Bandelier National Monument, New 
Mexico, and three at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. This crew 
leader will work with two interns who are learning to band songbirds. In 
addition to bird-banding work, this position requires computer entry of 
all data into previously designed electronic forms. A vehicle will be 
provided for all the bird-banding work. Dormitory-style housing with 
kitchen access is likely to be available at a reasonable rate (no pets 
allowed). Compensation will be by contract with The Nature Conservancy 
Migratory Bird Program for $12,000 over the 16-week period. 
Qualifications: All applicants should be able to identify song birds of 
the southwest United States. The strongest applicants will be those with 
previous experience with the MAPS protocols, or with experience in 
mist-netting, bird banding, and ageing and sexing of land birds in the 
hand. Applicants will be expected to use Peter Pyle's Identification 
Guide to North American Birds (Part I) to document plumages and molts of 
landbirds in the study areas. Applicants must demonstrated attention to 
detail, good physical condition, and ability to work well with others, a 
tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and the ability to endure 
sometimes difficult field conditions, including considerable hiking away 
from trails and on non-level ground. The job will require camping 
approximately 30 nights during the employment period. Applicants must be 
US citizens, have a valid U.S. driver’s license and provide their own 
camping equipment. To Apply: Applicants must provide a resume of 
bird-banding experience and 3 references with telephone numbers. Send 
application materials (e-mail only) to: STEPHEN FETTIG (EM: 
stephen_fettig AT nps.gov). Questions can be directed to Stephen Fettig 
(PH: 505-672-3861 x 706).

SERIES EDITOR, STUDIES IN AVIAN BIOLOGY  at Cooper Ornithological 
Society  Location: open  Duration: open  Job Type: Permanent Application 
Deadline: 02/15/2015  Job Description: The Cooper Ornithological Society 
(COS) seeks applicants to fill the position of Series Editor for Studies 
in Avian Biology (SAB), the premier book series for edited volumes of 
contributed articles and ornithological monographs in North America. The 
editor is responsible for recruiting new ~2-3 new projects each year, 
coordinating the work of guest editors, acting as a liaison with the 
publisher to ensuring a steady flow of volumes, and editing manuscripts 
and page proofs. At any one time, the editor can expect to handle ~6 
volumes at different stages from book proposal to published volume. SAB 
is currently published by CRC Press of the Taylor and Francis Group 
under a five-year contract beginning in 2013. The series editor will 
work with the COS board, publications committee, and the SAB editorial 
board to disseminate SAB broadly with the research community.   
Qualifications: Candidates for this position should be established 
researchers in the field of Ornithology with previous editorial 
experience and motivation to make important contributions to the science 
of ornithology. Candidates should expect to work on editorial duties for 
1-2 months a year, and be flexible to work with deadlines on short 
notice.  To Apply: Interested applicants should send inquiries or 
applications consisting of a cover letter describing editorial 
experience and vision for the series and a full CV in a single pdf file 
to Dr. W. A. BOYLE, chair of the COS publications committee, (EM: aboyle 
AT ksu.edu).
Screening of applications will begin 15 Feb 2015 and continue until 
position is filled. About SAB Studies in Avian Biology is the only 
outlet for longer works in ornithology in North America following 
discontinuation of Ornithological Monographs and the Series in 
Ornithology. The long-running series has been produced by the Cooper 
Ornithological Society for 35 years with 45 volumes published since 
1978. The standard format for volumes in the Studies in Avian Biology 
series is a set of 10-25 contributed chapters organized around an 
important topic in ornithology such as new areas of research or 
techniques, ecologically important habitats, or management of species of 
conservation concern. Recent volumes have focused on emerging questions 
in avian phenology, disease, the ecology of urban birds, and 
applications of video surveillance to studies of bird behavior. Studies 
of seaducks, arctic shorebirds, boreal forest birds, and northern grouse 
have contributed to a better understanding of the ecology of birds in 
sensitive ecosystems. The series publishes award-winning science - 
recent volumes on Greater Sage-Grouse and Northern Spotted Owls received 
publication awards for contributions to wildlife conservation and 
management. Each volume is guest-edited by a team of 1-3 volume editors 
who select and coordinate submissions of manuscripts from contributing 
authors. All manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review and acceptance of 
individual manuscripts is based on scientific merit. Volumes are printed 
in hard copy with ISBN and contributors receive pdf files of their 
chapters. Past content is available at SORA and JSTOR. Current Editor 
Brett K. Sandercock, Kansas State University Current Editorial Board 
Steven R. Beissinger, University of California at Berkeley Bonnie S. 
Bowen, Iowa State University Jennifer C. Owen, Michigan State University 
Michael A. Patten, University of Oklahoma Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell 
University Morgan W. Tingley, University of Connecticut Publisher 
Charles R. Crumly, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis

  LEAD BANDER FOR SPRING MIGRATION IN SOUTHWEST  at University of Utah.  
Website: http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT. Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: 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) 
Job Type: Seasonal Job Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to 
operate a passerine banding station, along with 1-2 assistants, at the 
University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center, where biology professor Çag(an 
S,ekerciog(lu is conducting a long-term migratory bird monitoring 
project. This is a great opportunity to band birds in spectacular 
red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are off-limits to the public. 
We have documented more than 150 bird species at the Rio Mesa Center and 
have caught many surprising vagrants each season to date. The banding 
site consists of sixteen nets which will be open 7 days a week for 6 
hours each morning. Duties include operating the banding station, 
supervising and training 1-2 volunteer assistants, explaining bird 
banding to outside groups, data entry and quality control. On-site 
lodging with kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing will be 
provided. Stipend is negotiable based on experience. Limited internet 
connectivity is available, and cellular service is available a few miles 
up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for outdoor 
exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is the nearby and 
is a popular tourist destination. **We will be reviewing applications 
immediately!!**   Qualifications: A qualified candidate is expected to 
have substantial experience in aging, sexing, banding, and mist-netting 
western North American passerines.  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover 
letter explaining your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the 
names, emails and phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN 
(EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.  Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/  Location: Washington, 
D.C./MD/VA.  Duration: 3-3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015. Job Description: 3-4 
Skilled field technicians are needed between April-July (flexible) for a 
study on the contribution of native and non-native plants to urban food 
webs. This project works within the Neighborhood Nestwatch program (URL: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood_Nestwatch/) 

and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science to 
investigate food resources for Carolina Chickadees in suburban 
backyards. Daily duties may include nest monitoring, insect sampling, 
color-band resighting, vegetation surveys, data entry, lab work and 
more.  Required qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and 
keep meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience in either avian, 
insect and/or woody plant sampling methods, 3) a valid driver’s license; 
and 4) the personality to positively interact with the public on a 
spontaneous (but regular) basis. Preferred qualifications: (1-2 
positions) experience independently banding passerine birds (taking 
blood samples, target netting, aging, etc), (1 position) Insect 
identification and taxonomy (especially Lepidoptera), (1 position) 
experience leading a crew (Any position) background in horticulture, 
woody plant identification or urban ecology. Perks include the 
opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills and the occasional 
pancakes. During the height of breeding season, applicants should expect 
long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. Visits to field sites will require 
daily commutes in sometimes busy DC traffic conditions. MD housing and 
vehicles for work travel will be provided. Location is convenient to the 
District as well as many natural areas, national parks and cultural and 
historic sites. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
($325-450/week).   To apply please send the following in a PDF or word 
document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, 
dates of availability, and the reason you are interested in this 
position; 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three 
references that can attest to your experience and suitability for this 
position. Please send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (EM: 
nestwatch.foodweb AT gmail.com) and put FOOD WEB FIELD TECHNICIAN as the 
subject of your email application. Positions will be open until filled.

TWO EXPERIENCED BANDERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED--Positions: Bander in 
Charge (BIC) and a 2nd bander who would be acting BIC when the BIC has 
days off. Volunteers are needed to assist the banders.  When: July 18 - 
September 23, 2015 Banders are required for the full season.  Volunteers 
may apply for shorter periods of time. Wage offered: This will depend on 
experience- the range we are considering is $150 Canadian to $200 
Canadian/per day you are scheduled to work.  No per diems are provided 
for volunteers. Where: Mackenzie Nature Observatory's banding station at 
Mugaha Marsh, Mackenzie,  BC, Canada. Requirements:  **You need to have 
a Canadian Banding permit or be eligible for a sub-permit under MNO's 
station permit. **Knowledge of Western Birds. **Experience in 
identifying, ageing and sexing birds. A good understanding of moult.  
Ability to identify birds that are still in juvenile plumage. 
**Experience working with and the ability to train volunteers and other 
assistants. Logistics: The banding station is 14.5 km from Mackenzie and 
living conditions are rustic.  The station has electricity, but no 
running water. The station has two older small travel trailers that are 
available for accommodations. There is a wall tent that volunteers may 
use if they wish to stay on site. It is a benefit to have your own 
transportation as it is necessary to travel into town for showers and 
supplies. How to apply: Send your resume to Mackenzie Nature Observatory 
(EM: jlambie AT telus.net). Be sure to include your experience, training 
and references when you apply. Volunteers please indicate the preferred 
time when you would like to come. Please apply as soon as possible as 
positions will be filled as soon as qualified people are found.

SEABIRD BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN - ALASKA – The Alaska Maritime 
National Wildlife Refuge is hiring!  Deadline: 14 Jan 2015.  The Refuge 
biology program is looking for 10-15 Biological Science Technicians this 
coming summer to assist with our long-term seabird monitoring program. 
Technicians will be collecting data on breeding chronology, reproductive 
success, population changes, adult survival, and food habits of up to 15 
species of seabirds (including storm-petrels, cormorants, kittiwakes, 
murres, pigeon guillemots, auklets, and puffins). We will be placing 
crews on some amazing islands including Aiktak, Buldir, Chowiet, East 
Amatuli, St. George, St. Lazaria, and St. Paul.  Best qualified 
applicants will possess (or be working toward) a degree in wildlife 
biology or related field and have prior field experience. All applicants 
should be in excellent physical condition and able to live and work 
happily with a small group of people in an extremely remote and isolated 
environment.  Cold, wet, windy weather and spartan living conditions are 
the norm.  Seabird and boating experience is desirable but not required. 
Appropriate safety training will be provided.  Technicians will be hired 
at the GS-4, 5, 6, and 7 levels. Vacancy announcements are currently 
posted on the USAjobs website:    GS-06/07: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390568500  GS-05: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390566000  GS-04: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390564400   You must apply to 
the announcement by January 14, 2015 to be considered for these 
positions.  If you have trouble finding the job announcements please 
contact us and we can email you the announcement information.     Only 
applicants available for the entire period (late-April to 
late-September) should apply, as transport to and from the islands is 
restricted.  You must be a U.S. citizen or national (resident of 
American Samoa or Swains Island) to apply. You must include transcripts 
with your application package because these positions have educational 
requirements that need to be verified.  It is helpful to send along a 
cover letter with your transcripts outlining which classes you are using 
to claim the educational requirements since it is not always obvious 
from class names.      Contact MARC ROMANO (EM: marc_romano AT fws.gov) 
with questions.

Spring and/or Fall migration monitoring assistant wanted for Prince 
Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada – MIGRATION 
MONITORING ASSISTANT  wanted for Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory 
(PEPtBO) in Ontario, Canada.   Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario, 
Canada.   Duration: Apr 11th – May 31st , 2015 and/or Aug 15th – Oct 
31st.   Job Type: Seasonal.   Job Description:  Volunteer banding 
assistant required for a very busy Migration Monitoring Station in 
Ontario, Canada.  A long term volunteer bander is required for the 
spring and fall banding periods in 2015 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 Important Bird 
Area (IBA).  Duties will include helping the Bander-In-Charge with 
carrying out the daily field protocol, some data entry, helping to keep 
the house clean and tidy, some light maintenance around the 
building/netting area, greeting visiting birders, helping with school 
visits 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, a J-trap and 6 ground traps daily.  Very 
large numbers of migrants can occur within this area and up to 689 birds 
have been banded in a day. Over 12-16,000 birds of 115+ species are 
banded at this single station each year, with 5-6000 being banded in the 
spring. 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 here 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/evening is 
free time.  A volunteer who can cover all or most of the full season 
would be preferred. Food and basic accommodation is provided on site in 
the fairly comfortable observatory building, that has most modern 
amenities (including WiFi), although laundry is done in Picton. The 
shared accommodation will have other researchers or staff staying there 
as well.  This is an ideal opportunity for people to broaden their 
banding experience.  A small honorarium (payable at the end of the 
season) may be available to qualified volunteers subject to funding.  
The PEPtBO website is http://www.peptbo.ca Qualifications: This is a 
very demanding position and the successful applicant must be experienced 
with banding (i.e. have banded or ringed more than 1000 birds). 
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 in either or both seasons, then please send a resume with 
banding experience (please include any banding/ringing permit details), 
the season and time period available and the contact information for two 
references, to the Station Manager - DAVID OKINES (EM: david.okines AT 
gmail.com) ASAP, this position will continue to be open until filled.  
Only suitable applicants will be considered.

VOLUNTEERS FOR BANDING AND MIGRATION MONITORING  at Thunder Cape Bird 
Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration:  Spring: May 1 to June 15, 2015; Fall: 
August 1 to October 30, 2014. Job Type:  Volunteer.  Job Description: 
Thunder Cape Bird Observatory near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, seeks 
volunteers for three week or longer terms, running from May 1 to June 
15, 2015, and/or from August 1 to October 30, 2015.  Volunteers will 
participate in daily banding and migration monitoring activities.  
Migration monitoring involves a daily 6 hour watch beginning at dawn.  
The banding protocols involve mist nets and other traps, and require 
skills in extracting and handling passerines, some hawks, and in the 
Fall, Northern Saw-whet Owls.  Additional duties will include computer 
data entry, grounds keeping, housekeeping and cooking. Please consult 
our website for more information on the station.  Qualifications: Good 
assets include prior banding experience and familiarity with eastern 
North American species. To Apply:  Submit resume with references, and 
fill out the volunteer application form at 
http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer. Email application to (EM: 
rinchenboardman AT gmail.com and agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

TEMPORARY FIELD ASSISTANTS at Powdermill Nature Reserve – Temporary BIRD 
BANDING ASSISTANTS (2) needed to band passerines during the spring 
migration (April 7 to May 31) 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 (54 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistants 
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. Other responsibilities will 
include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net 
maintenance. Experience bleeding birds via brachial venipuncture is a 
plus. Pay is $10/hr for 40 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 6 am).     Employees of Carnegie 
Museums of Pittsburgh receive free admission to all four of our museums; 
discounts in our cafes and gift shops and on programming and classes; 
employee assistance program; and more.      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.   If you have any questions on the application process please do 
not hesitate to contact LUKE DEGROOTE (EM: degrooteL AT 
carnegieMNH.org). Applications will be taken until February 7, but 
interviews may begin as soon as suitable applicants are found. Carnegie 
Museums of Pittsburgh is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer – 
M/F/Veteran/Disability.

PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TELEMETRY TECHNICIANS (1-2 positions)     Job 
Description-One seasonal (March - June) and one year-round technicians 
are needed starting in early to mid-March 2015. These two positions are 
to help monitor the success of translocated Greater Prairie-chickens in 
grassland habitat in central Illinois. Successful applicants will assist 
in the translocation in March and monitoring efforts using radio 
telemetry throughout the year. Birds will be tracked to determine 
dispersal, mortality and breeding success of translocated individuals. 
Work will also involve visiting leks during early morning hours to 
re-sight color-marked birds. Must have some experience using radio 
telemetry and experience handling, banding, and re-sighting birds is 
highly desirable. Rate of Pay: $1800-2200/mo (based on experience). 
Qualifications: Successful applicants must have demonstrable radio 
telemetry skills, 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 work for 
extended periods, and be enthusiastic about early mornings and a 
rigorous field season. Applicants with previous grouse or 
prairie-chicken and GIS experience are preferred. Job is located in 
Newton, IL. Housing may be provided pending funding. Number of Openings: 
1-2   To Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to WENDY SCHELSKY, (EM: schelsky AT 
illinois.edu, PH: 217-333.4712). Feel free to contact me with any 
questions. Deadline to apply: February 10, 2015

FIELD TECHNICIAN  – Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc., is 
seeking a field technician to perform one full year of post-construction 
bird and bat carcass searching at two commercial wind energy facilities: 
one in northwestern Costa Rica and one in southwestern Nicaragua.  Start 
date is March, 2015.  Work is part time (average 3 days per week) but 
year-round.  Four, two-week unpaid breaks are built into the schedule 
for the year.  A one year commitment is sought initially, with an option 
for a second year. WEST will cover all housing expenses and utility (up 
to $500/mo), all in-country transportation expenses, and one round-trip 
plane fare between the US and Costa Rica.  Person may be a U.S. 
national, but must be eligible and willing to apply for a temporary work 
permit in Costa Rica.  Person must be able to work independently in a 
Latin American context, endure reasonably rugged fieldwork conditions, 
and possess at least basic Spanish language skills.  If interested, 
please email resume and contact info for 3 references to CALEB GORDON 
(EM: cgordon AT west-inc.com)

CREW LEADER FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRD STUDY in eastern Montana 
–       Crew leader needed to assist in management of all aspects of 
field data collection for a study investigating the effects of grazing 
treatments on migratory passerine species in a prairie/sagebrush system 
in eastern Montana (near Lavina and Roundup, Montana). The study will 
assess how grazing treatments alter passerine community structure, as 
well as examine the relationship between avian abundance and 
reproductive success in this ecosystem.  The individual will be 
responsible for assisting the principal investigators with preparation 
for field activities, management of field activities, and all activities 
associated with the conclusion of the field season. This position will 
begin in mid April and run at least through mid August, with the 
possibility of being extended. The applicant must be willing to travel 
between Missoula and Roundup, Montana, and work an unusual schedule 
(early mornings and long days). The individual will be responsible for 
field preparation activities, including database maintenance and data 
sheet preparation, coordination with project collaborators, equipment 
preparation, and assistance with field technician training. Field data 
collection will involve identification of songbirds by sight and sound, 
nest searching, nesting monitoring, potentially banding birds, and 
navigation with GPS units. The individual will be responsible for 
supervision of a crew of 6 to 8, coordinating with private land owners 
and project collaborators, and assisting with all logistics of field 
data collection. The ability and willingness to work in a variety of 
weather conditions and walk long distances is required. At the 
conclusion of the field season, the crew leader will transport equipment 
back to Missoula and finalize all data entry and organization from the 
field season. Pay rate is equivalent to $2100-$2400/month, dependent on 
prior experience. Housing is provided during field data collection (when 
in Roundup), but housing for pre- and post-field logistics in Missoula 
is NOT provided. A positive attitude and sense of humor are a must for 
this position, as it requires living in close quarters and working long 
hours in an isolated environment.  Qualifications Education: Applicants 
should have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, 
biology, ecology, or a related field. Experience: Experience supervising 
field crews and managing large amounts of data are strongly preferred. 
Bird handling and experience working with private land owners is highly 
desired.  Additional requirements: Excellent organizational and 
communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work well 
independently and within a team. Basic knowledge of ArcMap and Microsoft 
Office programs, especially Access, is preferred. A valid driver’s 
license is required.  How to apply: Interested individuals should email 
a cover letter (state dates of availability), resume/CV, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. VICTORIA DREITZ (EM: victoria.dreitz 
AT umontana.edu) by February 13, 2015. Only applications with all 
attachments as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be accepted. 
Please put “Songbird Crew Leader” in subject line. For further 
information about the project, please email: victoria.dreitz AT 
umontana.edu.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR & ECOLOGY – Skomer 
Island & University of Oxford.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, 
hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to 
help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, 
Wales, in Spring and Summer 2015. The work will involve several research 
projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford’s Department of 
Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilize state-of-the art tracking 
technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, time-depth recorders & 
on-board video) on several species (Manx Shearwaters, Atlantic Puffins, 
Common Guillemots, Razorbills). Most work will involve assisting 
doctoral students with the day-to-day maintenance of the study burrows, 
weighing and monitoring breeding birds and their chicks, and the 
deployment and retrieval/downloading of tracking devices. It will also 
involve entering data collected in the field into appropriate databases. 
There will be a significant amount of nocturnal work, since the primary 
study species is the Manx Shearwater, which only arrives at the colony 
after dark. There will also be scope for involvement in other 
conservation and ecological projects on the island, which is a National 
Nature Reserve administered by the Wildlife Trust of South and West 
Wales.   Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but accommodation 
(shared and basic) on Skomer will be covered. However, the project is a 
great opportunity to gain valuable experience in modern field 
ornithology. There will also be opportunities for the assistant to learn 
some analytical techniques applied to animal movement data. Skomer has 
mobile coverage and some access to Internet, however movements to and 
from the mainland are limited because of unpredictable wind conditions. 
There is a small community of wardens, assistants and volunteers, who 
are involved in the running and conservation of the Nature Reserve, 
monitoring the seabird populations, and managing the daily and 
over-night visitors. There might be opportunities to visit other UK 
island reserves during the project.  Profile: we are looking for a 
motivated and hardworking biologist, who likes working in the field and 
can cope with difficult working and living conditions. Previous 
experience in the field or in harsh conditions is desirable, but not 
essential. Work on Skomer requires long hours (with some work at night 
and at dawn) spent in a cold and wet environment and considerable manual 
work. A good candidate should be able to work independently and have a 
reasonable level of fitness. Planning to embark on further research 
degrees in the future would be a plus (previous assistants have engaged 
in doctoral studies afterwards). It is also important that the assistant 
feels comfortable sharing sometimes crowded accommodation with a number 
of colleagues over long periods of time, and can cope with the 
occasional untidiness inevitably associated with fieldwork. 
Unfortunately, for administrative reasons, we can only accept 
applications from people having PERMISSION TO WORK IN THE UK (UK and EU 
citizens, UK residents, or persons with a UK work permit).  We are 
looking for an assistant to work with us between April and September 
2015. If you are interested, please email a CV and a statement of 
interest and arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to (EM: 
tim.guilford AT zoo.ox.ac.uk) (with [EM:oliver.padget AT zoo.ox.ac.uk in 
cc]). The deadline for submitting applications (including reference 
letters) is the 31st January 2015. We will interview the shortlisted 
candidates (on Skype) shortly after and we expect to make a decision by 
late February.

ORNITHOLOGIST – Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from 
European and North American universities, who design and implement 
biodiversity and conservation management research programs at 10 
research sites worldwide. We are currently recruiting ornithologists 
available for between 4-8 weeks within the months of June and early 
August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, Mexico, Madagascar and 
Honduras. Information on all our sites is available on our website.  We 
are currently recruiting Ornithologists to work at a number of locations 
worldwide. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and 
early August. Costs onsite such as food and accommodation will be 
covered and there may be some contribution to travel expenses for 
experienced applicants.  The position will involve carrying out 
ornithological surveys as part of a large scale monitoring program. 
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, biological 
undergraduate degree level or higher (or other relevant experience), 
point count, bird mist netting and handling experience.  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 long-term 
conservation efforts.     If you would like to apply for the position of 
ornithologist, please fill in our online application form at 
www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV or resume to RACHEL PALFREY (EM: 
rachel.palfrey AT opwall.com).

FIELD TECHNICIAN, ECOLOGY AND HABITAT USE OF WILD TURKEYS – University 
of Illinois, Champaign, IL.     Funding is available for 2-3 technicians 
to assist with research on the ecology and habitat use of Wild Turkeys 
in Illinois in association with forest management. The project will 
involve capturing hen turkeys during the winter and attaching GPS radio 
transmitters to them to allow for studying relationships between 
survival, habitat use and habitat characteristics at multiple spatial 
scales.  The research is being conducted in close collaboration with 
scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and 
land managers at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Army 
Corp of Engineers. The successful candidate is expected to begin as 
early as February 2015 if possible. Positions will run through 
July/August 2015 with the potential to extend into the following year. 
Starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.     Qualifications: 
Candidates should have completed a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology, 
Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related field. Field experience 
studying wild turkeys, the effects of habitat management on wildlife, 
and/or animal movements in relation to habitat are all desirable. An 
interest in wildlife ecology and conservation, the ability to work 
independently and as a team member, and the capability to conduct field 
work under adverse conditions, are necessary. Experience with techniques 
to capture and handle turkeys, radio telemetry, habitat evaluation, and 
GIS would be valuable, but are not required. Valid driver’s license is 
required.     Salary Range: $2,000-$3,000 per month depending on 
experience. Housing provided, field vehicles provided.     To apply: 
Submit by January 31, 2015 a letter detailing your interest and 
suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact 
information for three references to:     Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois 
Natural History Survey,  1816 S. Oak St.,  Champaign, IL 61820 [EM:   
j-hoover AT illinois.edu (email applications preferred)].

AVIAN EDUCATION SPECIALIST – Location: Jackson, Wyoming.  Begins: May 
20, 2015.  Ends: August 14, 2015 (may be extended to August 28).  
Compensation: $520/week.  Job Description:  The Teton Research Institute 
of Teton Science Schools is seeking an education specialist to work with 
our avian research program. Research goals include: quantify landbird 
population trends along riparian corridors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; 
understand the effects of human development on landbird populations; and 
improve understanding of field research by engaging participants in 
hands-on bird banding demonstrations.  Bird banding stations are 
operated according to sunrise. Nets are opened 15 minutes after local 
sunrise and close 6 hours later. Some days may begin as early as 4:30 
AM. The Education Specialist will need to be at the appropriate site on 
time to assist the banders with station set-up. Low-cost employee 
housing may be provided depending upon availability.  Specific duties 
include: *Serve as education liaison for research team monitoring avian 
productivity and survivorship*Manage visitor logistics; serve as host 
for Feathered Fridays (open family banding program)*Station set-up and 
break-down*Facilitate bird banding demonstrations for participants of 
all ages*Teach about the birds of Jackson Hole and applications of avian 
monitoring data *Develop educational materials for demonstrations*Track 
# of participants that attend banding demonstrations.  Qualifications: 
**BS in wildlife ecology, natural resource management or related field 
**Willingness to work early mornings and long hours during untraditional 
work weeks **Good communication skills; teaching experience preferred 
**Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team 
**Wilderness First Aid certified (required); must be completed prior to 
start date.     Employer Summary:  Teton Science Schools’ Teton Research 
Institute was formed in response to the growing need in Jackson Hole and 
the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for responsible conservation and land 
stewardship. In our work, we seek a reasonable balance between wildlife 
and people to develop resource management strategies and models that 
other western communities can follow. For more information, visit (URL: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/teton-research-institute/home/)  Teton 
Science Schools is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free and 
smoke-free workplace. Successful applicant(s) will be required to pass a 
background check, driving check and drug screening.  To Apply:  Complete 
an online application here: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment  Please be sure to 
attach resume and cover letter to the application.

WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP – The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is 
seeking 1-2 interns to assist with waterbird field studies.  The 
internship will run from March to August 2015.  The time commitment will 
be 25-40 hours per week.  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 managed ponds 
in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (URL: 
http:\\www.southbayrestoration.org). He/she will also assist with 
SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease 
Prevention programs. (URL: http://www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php). Key 
Responsibilities:  **Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality 
sampling at South Bay salt evaporation ponds  **Conduct walkthrough 
censuses of large gull colonies, conduct gull counts, gull hazing at 
sensitive nesting sites and behavioral survey at 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:   
Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) 
with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related 
field.  A stipend of $125/week will be provided.  Shared housing is not 
available.  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 January 30th.  SFBBO is an 
EOE.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL HUMMINGBIRD POLLINATION ECOLOGY – The 
Betts Landscape Ecology Lab at Oregon State University 
(http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/) is now accepting applications for a PhD 
Graduate Assistantship in Tropical Pollination Ecology. The student will 
help to implement a new National Science Foundation-funded study 
examining the effects of tropical deforestation and keystone plant 
species decline on the structure of pollination networks. The student 
will develop their project as part of a team of researchers examining 
landscape effects on plant demography, genetic structure and hummingbird 
movements. This position is an excellent opportunity for a student 
interested in landscape ecology, conservation biology, pollination 
ecology and ornithology to gain valuable knowledge and experience in 
ecological theory, modeling, and empirical data collection (e.g., 
hummingbird banding, hummingbird movement tracking and pollination 
ecology techniques).  The field portion of the work will take place at 
the Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica 

(http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=422). 

This Organization for Tropical Studies site has a long legacy of 
research in tropical ecology and hosts many other ongoing projects. 
Oregon State University is among the top U.S. universities for 
scientific productivity in environmental sciences and conservation 
biology.  Applicant requirements:  **A Masters degree in Biology or 
related field (e.g., Environmental science, Zoology, Wildlife Ecology 
etc.).  Highly accomplished undergraduates will be considered under 
special circumstances.  **GPA >3.5  **Strong previous experience in 
field research (preferably both ornithological and botanical)  
**Upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in statistics  
**Previous experience working effectively with a team (preferably as 
field crew leader) **Excellent physical condition (the position requires 
traversing mountainous terrain through primary and secondary tropical 
forest). **Demonstrated experience in publishing in peer-reviewed 
literature **Applicants with existing funding (e.g., NSF, NSERC, 
Fulbright, graduate assistantships) will be given high priority.  
**Ability to communicate with field assistants in Spanish.   To apply: 
For full consideration, send  (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) 
GRE scores, (4) transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient), (5) 
writing sample, and (6) contact information (email and phone number) for 
three references to: Prof. MATT BETTS (EM: matt.betts AT 
oregonstate.edu) and Dr. ADAM HADLEY (EM: adam.hadley AT 
oregonstate.edu). For questions regarding the application process, 
contact Dr. Hadley by email. Applications received before January 15, 
2015 will be given consideration for a prestigious Oregon State 
University Provost’s Fellowship (URL: 
http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/provosts-distinguished-graduate), 
but the position will remain open until filled.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:54:15 -0500
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Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 02:08:38 -0500
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PHD STUDENT OPPORTUNITY IN AVIAN EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY AND POPULATION 
GENOMICS starting Fall 2015 at the University of New Hampshire – Seeking 
a highly motivated PhD student for Fall 2015.  The research will focus 
on the application of genomic and genetic tools to study ecological 
divergence, adaptation and speciation in sharp-tailed sparrows. 
Applicants should have a strong interest in ecology, evolution, and 
population genomics/genetics. The position will be in the Kovach lab 
(URL: http://unh.edu/kovach_lab) at the University of New Hampshire, 
with close collaboration with Dr. Brian Olsen (URL: 
http://sbe.umaine.edu/olsen) at the University of Maine and an 
opportunity for co-advisement.  The student will also be integrated with 
a collaborative group of researchers studying tidal marsh bird ecology 
and conservation across the Northeast (URL: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org).   The most qualified candidates will 
have a strong GPA, laboratory and analytical experience with 
genetic/genomic approaches, bioinformatics, and strong quantitative 
skills.  Appreciation for bench work and data analysis, including 
computer-based components, is important. Masters degree is preferred but 
not required. Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work 
collaboratively are important. Interest and ability to work in the field 
is desirable.    Admission will be through the Genetics Program at the 
University of New Hampshire (URL: http://mcbsgrad.unh.edu/genetics); 
application deadline January 15.   Interested students should contact 
ADRIENNE KOVACH with further questions, and send the following materials 
to (EM: akovach AT unh.edu):  1) letter explaining research interest and 
experience; 2) CV (with GRE scores and GPA); 3) unofficial transcripts 
(or a list of relevant courses taken)

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY PROGRAM SUMMER INTERNSHIP at the Chincoteague National 
Wildlife Refuge (URL: http://chinco.fws.gov). Deadline: 31 January 
2015.     INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER THE ISLAND FOR WHICH YOU ARE 
APPLYING ACCORDING TO YOUR AVAILABILITY.     REQUIREMENTS: **Must be a 
recent graduate or a current student in Wildlife Biology, Environmental 
Science, Natural Resources Management, or a related field; **Valid 
driver's license;  **Ability to communicate well both orally and in 
writing; **Ability to work independently on daily tasks **Good 
observational skills; **Ability to walk in difficult terrain for long 
distances, carry equipment (30 lbs), tolerate biting insects and extreme 
temperatures; **Schedule flexibility (8 to 12 hours daily) including 
weekends and some evening shifts; **Strong interest in ornithology and 
experience using optical equipment;  PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (90% of 
duties) **Monitor breeding populations of federally threatened piping 
plovers; American oystercatchers, and colonial nesting birds. **Conduct 
nest searches, record behavioral observations, chick monitoring, and 
predator reporting. **Ensure data sheets are completed in a neat and 
organized manner daily. **Maintenance of vehicles, work equipment and 
office area.  ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: (10% of duties) **Invasive 
species monitoring, **Marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response, 
**Assist on sea turtle nest management, **Endangered sea beach amaranth 
plant surveys, **Waterfowl surveys **Data entry **Participate in public 
interpretation.     Benefits: **Bunkhouse style co-ed lodging located on 
Assateague Island;  **One or more assigned roommates of the same 
gender.  **Inspected by staff **Stipend of $308 paid bi-weekly.  See 
below for detailed differences between islands. ASSATEAGUE ISLAND:     
12 weeks; May 18 - August 8, 2015. Positions Available: 4.    
**Applicants must have background in various GPS devices. **Comfortable 
driving over sand and may participate in ATV operation training. 
**Strong communication skills, as Assateague Island is a tourist 
destination. **Must be physically capable of constructing predator 
exclosures around nest quickly. **Work requires physical exertion.  
ASSAWOMAN ISLAND: 18 weeks; April – August.     Positions Available: 
1.    **Intern will be required to apply for and pass a NASA Security 
Clearance upon hiring in order to gain access to work site. 
**Comfortable driving over sand and may participate in ATV operation 
training. **Includes a Chincoteague Bay American oystercatcher breeding 
survey route only accessible by boat without onsite facilities. **Must 
be comfortable around water, working on a boat, and working for several 
hours at a time in remote locations. **Preferably, the incumbent will 
have experience navigating coastal waterways.     TO APPLY, Send cover 
letter, resume, transcripts and contact information for 3 references 
to:  EMARIE AYALA-DIAZ; Wildlife Biologist,  Chincoteague National 
Wildlife Refuge,  PO Box 62,  Chincoteague, VA 23336; Or by email on a 
pdf format to: (EM: emarie_ayala AT fws.gov). INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS 
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITIONS OFFERED.

SHORTGRASS STEPPE NEST MONITORING CREW LEADER (1) – University of 
Colorado, Denver.  Location:  Central Plains Experimental Range, CO.  
Duration:  Approximately May 18th-July 19th.  Job Type: Temporary 
Volunteer (possible per diem).  Application Deadline:  1 Apr 2015.     
Job Description:  Through the University of Colorado—Denver, and in 
cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the USDA 
Agricultural Research Service, I am completing my master’s research on 
shortgrass steppe birds in northern Colorado. The topic of my research 
is the relative impact of livestock grazing on the nest survival of 
ground-nesting passerines. Specifically, I am interested in whether 
innovative grazing practices that are being used to simulate native 
disturbance patterns can also increase populations of declining 
shortgrass birds. I am in search of one crew leader to supervise a 
rope-dragging crew and to assist with nest monitoring. Responsibilities 
include locating the nests of ground-nesting passerines (primarily 
McCown’s Longspur, Horned Lark, and Lark Bunting) through daily 
rope-dragging, conducting high-frequency nest monitoring, completing 
basic vegetation surveys, and supervising a crew of 2-3 assistants. 
Shared housing is provided. A per diem may become available (pending 
funding). A motivated individual will have the opportunity to conduct 
light independent research. Qualifications:  REQUIRED—Junior, Senior or 
recent graduate with or working toward a B.Sc. Coursework in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or related field. Available for the entire field 
season and able to work Mon-Fri from 8AM to 6PM. Able to walk 5-7 miles 
per day, dragging ropes. Must possess sturdy walking shoes, preferably 
boots. Willing to work in variable conditions including cold and extreme 
heat, with occasional surprise showers. Comfortable working around 
copious cacti, snakes, and black widow spiders. Possess reliable, 
high-clearance vehicle. Comfortable staying at an on-site field house 
with crew and technicians from other projects, and able to cohabitate 
harmoniously. Experience supervising others. PREFERRED—Experience in 
nest location and monitoring. Experience gathering and recording 
scientific data. Experience navigating by GPS. Basic familiarity with 
wild bird biology. To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names, 
email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: AMBER CARVER, 
University of Colorado—Denver (EM: amber.carver AT ucdenver.edu).

SHORTGRASS STEPPE NEST MONITORING ASSISTANTS (4) – University of 
Colorado, Denver.     Location:  Central Plains Experimental Range, 
CO.     Duration:  Approximately May 18th-July 19th.     Job Type: 
Temporary Volunteer (possible per diem).  Application Deadline:  1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: Through the University of Colorado—Denver, and in 
cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the USDA 
Agricultural Research Service, I am completing my master’s research at 
the Central Plains Experimental Range in northern Colorado. The topic of 
my research is the relative impact of livestock grazing on the nest 
survival of ground-nesting passerines. Specifically, I am interested in 
whether innovative grazing practices that are being used to simulate 
native disturbance patterns can also increase populations of declining 
shortgrass birds. I am in search of four research assistants.  Research 
assistant responsibilities include locating the nests of ground-nesting 
passerines (primarily McCown’s Longspur, Horned Lark, and Lark Bunting) 
through daily rope-dragging, and completing basic vegetation surveys. No 
experience is necessary, and training will be offered. Shared housing is 
provided. A per diem may become available (pending funding). Motivated 
individuals will have the opportunity to conduct light independent 
research.  Qualifications:  REQUIRED— Junior, Senior or recent graduate 
with or working toward a B.Sc. Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, 
or related field. Available for the entire field season and able to work 
Mon-Fri from about 8AM to 3PM. Able to walk 5-7 miles per day, dragging 
ropes. Must possess sturdy walking shoes, preferably boots. Willing to 
work in variable conditions including cold and extreme heat, with 
occasional surprise showers. Comfortable working around copious cacti, 
snakes, and black widow spiders. Comfortable staying at an on-site field 
house with crew and technicians from other projects, and able to 
cohabitate harmoniously. PREFERRED—Experience in field ecology or 
biology. Basic familiarity with wild bird biology. To Apply:  Send cover 
letter, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 
three references to: AMBER CARVER, University of Colorado—Denver (EM: 
amber.carver AT ucdenver.edu).

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE)  at Tongass National Forest. Website: 
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tongass  Location: Juneau, Alaska.  
Duration: about 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 31 
Jan 2015.  Job Description: Conduct avian point counts and other 
projects in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. This is an opportunity to 
explore and bird watch in America’s largest, wildest temperate rain 
forest. Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance (in total about 
$20 per hour) plus paid annual leave, and overtime after 40 hours per 
week. Season expected to be late Apr through late Jul with some 
flexibility, but applicants must be available specific dates in May for 
safety training week and all of June for surveys. The season potentially 
may be extended if technician is willing to work on other natural 
resource projects, depending on funding. Government housing is usually 
available in Juneau, Alaska. Some nights will be spent camping in the 
field or at forest service bunkhouses in other communities.  
Qualifications: Able to identify land birds by sight and sound; 
familiarity with point count techniques; good physical condition; 
willing and able to camp in a wilderness setting and able to start work 
as early as 3 a.m.; travel in boats and small aircraft; hike rugged 
terrain; withstand moderate levels of biting insects; take basic habitat 
(plant)information; complete basic data entry and paper-work in a forest 
service office. Other desired skills: previous point count experience, 
overland navigation skills with topographical maps, compass and GPS, and 
familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird and plant species, 
experience in distance estimation. Sorry, only US citizens are eligible. 
To Apply: All applications must be completed online through USA JOBS 
(URL: https://www.usajobs.gov) The announcement will be posted on the 
website some time in January 2015. In preparation, interested persons 
should create a profile within the system immediately, and then check 
for listings in Juneau Alaska, AT LEAST WEEKLY. Additional questions may 
be addressed to BARB ADAMS (EM: bjadams AT fs.fed.us).

SEABIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN needed (April through July). This seasonal 
position requires 40 hrs/wk conducting field work and data management.  
The individual will be in charge of conducting beach-nesting bird 
surveys on Least Terns. Duties include testing new survey methods to 
increase count accuracy, conducting beach-nesting bird surveys according 
to the FWC protocol, color banding young, data entry and management and 
equipment maintenance. Applicant must be able to work independently, 
cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather conditions, solve 
problems on the fly and have a good driving record.  Previous experience 
working with breeding shorebirds/seabirds preferred.  Applicants must 
have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science or related 
field.  Pay is $15/hour (pre-tax), no benefits.  Housing will be 
provided from April 1 - July 31 at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National 
Estuarine Research Reserve near St. Augustine, FL. Last date to apply is 
January 19, 2015.  Applicants must apply through the State of Florida 
People First system requisition # 77907486-51401911-20141229110007 at 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-770790&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 


AVIAN CREW LEADER (1), TECHNICIAN (1), INTERN (1) – Seed Dispersal by 
Native Birds on Saipan, M.I.  Organization:  Colorado State 
University.   Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Duration: 
Approx. April - Nov. 2015. Job Type:  Seasonal.  # of Positions:  3.  
Application Deadline:  31 January 2015.  Job Description:  These 3 
positions are part of a larger collaborative project between J. Savidge 
(Colorado State University), H. Rogers (Rice University, 
www.ecologyofbirdloss.org) and J. Tewksbury (WWF International, 
University of Washington) aimed at restoring ecosystem function 
(specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Virtually all native 
seed dispersers have been extirpated from Guam, largely due to predation 
by the invasive Brown Treesnake. We aim to determine the impact of seed 
disperser loss and the potential for different dispersers to restore 
function to Guam’s forests. The positions will be based in Saipan, 120 
miles north of Guam, and will support research on diets and habitat use 
of 4 native avian frugivores (White-throated Ground-Dove, Mariana 
Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and Micronesian Starling). These species 
are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still common on 
Saipan. The avian field crew will track radio-collared birds, operate 
mist-nets, collect fecal samples from netted birds and identify seeds in 
the samples, and enter data collected. On occasion, the crew may be 
needed to help with other aspects of the larger project.  In addition to 
field work, the crew leader, in collaboration with a postdoc stationed 
on Saipan, will help: i) schedule tasks for crew members to meet monthly 
goals; ii) train new crew members; iii) communicate regularly with the 
postdoc; and iv) help manage project data including data quality.     
Qualifications:  We seek exceptionally motivated applicants with strong 
interest in avian ecology and conservation.  The crew will be supervised 
by a project postdoc that will participate in field aspects as needed. A 
B.S. degree or higher in a related field is required (although 
experienced undergraduates that can take an extended leave from studies 
will be considered for the intern position).  The ability to work as a 
team and independently is required. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license and be eligible to work in the U.S. Experience with GPS 
and orienteering is highly desirable. Applicants should be comfortable 
working long hours in high temperatures and humidity, be willing to have 
a flexible schedule (night tracking to identify roosting locations and 
early morning netting, any day of the week), and be willing to tolerate 
at times tedious work (sorting fecal samples for seeds).  Individuals 
should be physically fit and able to walk over rough limestone terrain 
carrying awkward loads (telemetry and netting equipment). In return, you 
will experience living and working on a beautiful Pacific island and 
being part of an exciting conservation effort!   Crew Leader: We seek 
applicants with extensive wildlife field experience, prior supervisory 
experience or demonstrated potential, and strong organizational skills 
including attention to detail. The crew leader will be a member of the 
field team. Applicants must have experience in radiotelemetry and 
mist-netting and banding birds.  Previous experience in tropical island 
ecosystems is desirable.  Technician: Preference will be given to 
applicants with demonstrated wildlife field experience including 
previous experience with radiotelemetry and capturing birds with 
mist-nets.   Intern:  We are seeking applicants with previous experience 
in field research and a willingness to learn new techniques.  Experience 
with radiotelemetry and mist-netting is preferred but not required.   
Compensation: Crew leader ($13.50/hr), Technician ($10/hr), Intern 
($550/mo). A round-trip ticket from the candidate’s current place of 
residence to Saipan, shared housing, and access to transportation 
(shared vehicle) will be provided, if needed.   Application 
Instructions: To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references to Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE, (EM: julie.savidge AT 
colostate.edu). The cover letter should highlight your previous relevant 
experience, indicate which position(s) you are applying for, and your 
dates of availability. These materials should be in a single Word or pdf 
document. Applications should be submitted by 31 January 2015; however, 
positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

UPLAND SANDPIPER AND GRASSHOPPER SPARROW GEOLOCATOR PROJECT FIELD CREW 
LEADERS AND TECHNICIANS  at Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Website: 
http://www.vtecostudies.org  Location: Various DoD installations across 
the US.  Duration: Approximately May 1st to June 30th, 2015.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2 Crew Leaders and 6 Field Technicians.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015. Job Description: We are looking for 2 
crew leaders ($15/hr) and 6 technicians ($12/hr) for an exciting project 
to determine the migration patterns, wintering grounds, and population 
connectivity of grassland birds. We will band, bleed, and deploy 
geolocators on individuals from multiple populations of Upland 
Sandpipers and Grasshopper Sparrows at DoD installations from May 
through the end of June. We are looking for hard-working individuals who 
are adaptable and able to work as a part of a close-knit team. Field 
work will entail night-capture of Upland Sandpipers and daytime 
mist-netting of Grasshopper sparrows. Crews will be split into three 
research teams overseeing one of three pairs of research sites: 1) 
Massachusetts and Maryland; 2) Kansas and North Dakota; 3) Wisconsin and 
Minnesota. Housing is provided and will range from research station 
bunkhouses to state park campgrounds. We will provide work vehicles for 
the duration of the project. Field crew leaders: we will provide travel 
to Kansas for a week of training in late April. After that training week 
each crew leader will travel to their main study sites where they will 
join their field crews for the summer. Field crew members: you are 
responsible for your own travel to and from your initial research site, 
and you will need to be available by May 3rd.   Qualifications: You must 
have a valid driver’s license, solid grassland bird identification 
skills, and a passion for field biology. Mist-netting, banding and avian 
telemetry experience is required for crew leaders, and experience 
drawing blood is preferred. One or more of these skills are preferred 
(but not required) for field techs. Applicants need to be comfortable 
living, traveling, and working closely with a small group in rustic 
conditions, prepared to go with the flow during an unpredictable work 
schedule, and in excellent physical condition.  Number of Openings: 2 
Crew Leaders and 6 Field Technicians  To apply, send your cover letter, 
resume and contact information for references to JASON HILL (EM: jhill 
AT vtecostudies.org). Please indicate in your email if you are applying 
for a field crew leader or tech position (or both). We will review 
applications as they arrive. Applications will be accepted until all 
positions are filled.

FOREST BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICANS (2)  at University of Delaware. 
Location: National Parks in MD, VA, WV.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2.   Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2015.  
Job Description: We seek 2 highly motivated research technicians to 
conduct point counts for forest birds in National Parks in MD, VA, and 
WV from mid-May to mid-August 2015. Work includes extensive bird counts, 
hiking, and data entry.  Qualified applicants will know eastern birds by 
sight and sound, be able to navigate using GPS and maps, and be 
physically fit. You must be comfortable hiking through tough terrain and 
dealing with adverse conditions including inclement weather and biting 
insects. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS: (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu) Feel free to contact me with any questions.

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TECHNICIANS  at NM Cooperative Fish & Wildlife 
Research Unit/ NMSU.  Location: Eastern New Mexico. Duration: 6 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6 . Application Deadline: 21 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: The New Mexico Cooperative Fish & Wildlife 
Research Unit at New Mexico State University is hiring six research 
technicians to assist projects on Lesser Prairie-chicken ecology in 
eastern 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. Eligible applicants will be 
available for work beginning March 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015. 
Irregular hours (pre-dawn and nights), long work days in extremely 
variable weather conditions, and encounters with venomous snakes should 
be expected. Field work may also require heavy lifting and extensive 
hiking. Applicants should be comfortable living with other technicians 
and graduate students in shared housing (provided) at remote settings in 
eastern New Mexico. Preference will be given to applicants that have 
demonstrated experience in field research, data management, 
radio-telemetry, and vegetation surveys related to avian ecology. $1,500 
per month, housing and utilities included.  Qualifications: Applicants 
must have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, or related 
field. Experience in radio-telemetry, plant identification, and avian 
field research is preferred. 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 
for three references IN A SINGLE PDF to: (EM: lepc.nm AT gmail.com).

BACHMAN'S SPARROW RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at North Carolina State 
University.  Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Duration: 3 months.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: Two technicians are needed to assist with a 
graduate student research project studying effects of military training 
on Bachman’s Sparrow (BACS) density and reproductive biology at Fort 
Bragg North Carolina. Our study objectives are to 1.) determine breeding 
density of BACS across Fort Bragg, 2.) determine differences in breeding 
densities of BACS under various levels of military training and 3.) 
identify breeding success and reproductive output for BACS. Positions 
will start in early to mid-April and last 3 months until early July. 
Technicians will assist with Bachman’s Sparrow capture (mist netting), 
spot mapping, point counts, radio tracking, nest searching and 
vegetation surveys. Potential applicants should possess a strong 
interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of a team, 
be highly motivated, detail oriented, be in excellent physical fitness, 
possess the ability to collect high quality scientific data, maintain a 
positive attitude under strenuous field conditions and willingness to 
live and work in close quarters with others. Work transportation, shared 
housing and some field gear provided. Successful applicants will have 
the opportunity to assist with other graduate research projects, 
including comparison of native vs non-native food plots and endangered 
butterfly surveys. For more information on our research lab, please 
visit http://www4.ncsu.edu/~moorman/grads.htm.  Qualifications: Required 
Skills: Applicants must be comfortable with visual and auditory bird 
identification, avian handling, and possess the ability to visually 
identify color banded individuals. Applicants will be required to 
occasionally lift weights of 50 lbs and move through forested 
environments, use 4-wheel drive vehicles, work in hot, humid 
environments with swarms of biting/blood sucking critters, poisonous 
plants and venomous snakes. Preferred Qualifications: Preference given 
to applicants with avian research experience and BS degree in Biology, 
Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or related field To Apply: 
Application materials should include a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 
professional references formatted in a single pdf (or Microsoft word) 
document (LastName_BACS_2015) and e-mailed to ALEX FISH (EM: bacs.ncsu 
AT gmail.com). Application review will begin immediately and continue 
until both positions are filled.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015. Job Description: SIX (6) 
AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat surveys in 
Nevada's backcountry between April 20 and July 26, 2015 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. Housing will be provided in some areas, but 
remote camping will be required on a regular basis.   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 required. 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.  Number of Openings: 6. To apply, please submit 
your resume and references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Kimball, Nebraska.  Duration: 
April 27 – July 20.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2015.  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 in southwestern Nebraska 
and possibly northeastern Colorado. The position is based out of 
Kimball, Nebraska, located one hour east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Primary 
duties include locating and monitoring Mountain Plover nest productivity 
on agricultural fields. Technician(s) will also assist with trapping and 
banding adult plovers, use radio telemetry to track movements, and use 
optics to identify banded birds. 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: B.S. 
degree in biology, wildlife management or related field. Applicants with 
a graduate degree will receive special consideration. Experience in 
leg-banding or animal handling preferred. Knowledge of western grassland 
birds and radio telemetry experience are a plus but not required. Good 
eyesight is required to accurately identify unique color bands from long 
distances. 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, navigate alone with 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.   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.

AVIAN BIOLOGISTS: southern Arizona  at Univ. of Arizona.  Location: 
southern Arizona.  Duration: mid March to end of May.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-3.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.  
Job Description: AVIAN BIOLOGISTS needed to assist with surveys and 
rapid habitat assessments for Elf Owls in riparian areas across southern 
Arizona. One crew leader and 1-2 technicians are sought to begin work in 
early or mid March and continue until end of May, or possibly into the 
first week of June. Work will involve scouting potential survey areas, 
locating suitable survey sites, and rapid habitat assessments during 
afternoon or morning hours, followed by Elf Owls surveys between roughly 
8 and 12 PM. Crew will be required to camp during most field work 
although support for hotel accommodations is available where possible. 
Some work will involve short backpacking trips and camping in remote 
areas, and river trips on major rivers such as the Salt, Gila, and Verde 
rivers. Project will also involve data entry and data management duties. 
Project vehicles will typically be based in Tucson, but crew members do 
not have to live in Tucson during days off. Qualifications: To be 
considered, applicants must be comfortable working at night in remote 
conditions and have excellent hearing ability. Experience with distance 
sampling, nest searching, and tree identification in the region is also 
strongly desired. Applicants should be in good physical condition, have 
a positive, can-do attitude, be capable of working well with others, and 
have a valid driver’s license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. 
Ability to navigate rivers (class II-III) with kayaks or canoes will be 
helpful, as will an ability to sleep in tents to mid morning to ensure 
adequate rest following night work. Applicants must also be willing to 
camp where necessary and carry a backpack with 1-2 days of provisions on 
occasion.   To apply, please send a brief cover letter outlining your 
relevant experience, a CV, and contact information for three references 
to AARON D. FLESCH, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, 
University of Arizona, The Desert Laboratory - Tumamoc Hill, 1675 Anklam 
Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745 or preferably via email to (EM: flesch AT 
email.arizona.edu). Please reference “avian biologist position” in the 
subject heading of emails.

  CAPE SABLE SEASIDE SPARROW TECHNICIAN  at Ecostudies Institute. 
Website: http://www.ecoinst.org/  Location: South Florida. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION available; mid-March to mid-July 
2015 working on a long-term demographic study of the Cape Sable Seaside 
Sparrow in Everglades National Park. Duties will include: locating and 
monitoring nests in grassland habitat, resighting color-banded birds, 
point count surveys and territory mapping using GPS. Qualified 
applicants may assist with target-netting and banding of adults and 
nestlings. Shared housing will be provided.  Qualifications: We are 
looking for applicants who will be detail-oriented, organized, able to 
work independently and enthusiastic about working in remote locations 
under sometimes harsh field conditions (heat, humidity, and mosquitoes). 
Previous avian research experience is required; nest searching and 
banding experience are preferred. Field crew will travel to and from 
remote field sites via helicopter or by car and foot to other sites. 
Applicants must provide their own transportation to South Florida and 
have their own vehicle for getting to field sites at early morning 
hours.  To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and names, emails 
and phone numbers of three references by email to Dr. TOM VIRZI at 
Ecostudies Institute: (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org).

EDUCATION INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA.  Description: The Education Intern will 
work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff, interns, and other 
volunteers on environmental education and community outreach programs 
based out of Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary with some travel to other 
locations.  Intern will be expected to deliver education that highlights 
the Sanctuary's ecological and stewardship projects that span an area of 
approximately 1000 acres in a rural area of Southeastern MA. Subjects 
include promoting endangered species awareness, citizen science data 
collection, participation in bird-focused projects and conducting 
habitat restoration efforts. S/he will be expected to assemble 
interpretive materials that focus on these subjects and take a lead role 
in organizing children's programs at the sanctuary (~15 days). 
Responsibilities also include weekend community outreach and 
participation in annual fund raiser. Intern will be responsible for 
developing at least one substantial and interactive visitor display for 
the purpose of education and outreach. Travel to other locations 
southeastern MA including Great Neck Sanctuary in Wareham is expected.  
As a member of a team, some office support, custodial, and animal care 
tasks will be shared. Students seeking an opportunity to develop an 
independent project are encouraged to apply.   Qualifications:  
Individuals with a background in environmental studies, environmental 
education, youth education, outdoors education, or related field 
preferred. Applicants must be outgoing and have strong communication 
(including electronic) skills.  Requirements include strong 
interpersonal skills, flexibility, creativity, self-motivation, sense of 
humor, and willingness to learn. Intern should be comfortable working 
independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. Certification in 
CPR/First Aid desired. Experience in teaching and/or working with 
children and teens is helpful. The internship start/end dates are 
flexible beginning in May/June and ending in August; commitment of 
approximately 4-5 days/week including weekends.  Individual must have 
reliable transportation to get themselves to designated field sites, 
outreach events and other locations as needed.  Benefits: This is an 
unpaid internship. Opportunities may be available to receive school 
credit.  No housing provided.  To inquire about this position: Send 
cover letter, resume, and names of three references to:  LAUREN 
MILLER-DONNELLY, Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT massaudubon.org – 
e-mail strongly preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries, 1280 
Horseneck Road, Westport, MA  02790.
LAND AND TRAILS INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA Description: The Land and Trails Intern 
will work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff and volunteers at 
the 695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary encompasses a 
barrier beach, a large coastal salt pond, meadows, and forested uplands 
at a rural location in southeastern Massachusetts. This is a unique 
opportunity to serve as an ambassador for a large property that provides 
important habitat for wildlife and recreational/educational 
opportunities for visitors, while also gaining experience in property 
and habitat management. Responsibilities include maintaining 7+ miles of 
hiking trails, assisting with trail and boardwalk building, maintenance 
of wildlife gardens and grounds, participation in wildlife management 
activities in grassland, shrubland and barrier beach habitats, leading 
volunteer groups, mentoring youth crews, and assisting with our year-end 
event.  Intern will have the opportunity to work with other summer 
interns and staff as needed on wildlife projects as well as education 
and outreach objectives (including on weekends). Travel to other 
sanctuaries in southeastern MA may be expected.  As a member of a team, 
some office support, custodial, and animal care tasks will be shared. 
Students seeking an opportunity to develop an independent project are 
encouraged to apply.   Qualifications: Individuals with a background in 
environmental studies, recreational science, natural resource 
management, habitat restoration, landscape architecture, forestry, 
botany, or related field preferred. Applicants must be in good physical 
condition and communicate well with others. Requirements include: strong 
interpersonal skills; flexibility; self-motivation; and ability to move 
materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and walk long 
distances over rough terrain. He/she must be comfortable using a variety 
of tools and gas-powered machines. Intern should be comfortable working 
independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. The internship 
start/end dates are flexible beginning in May/June and running steadily 
into August; commitment of approximately 3-5 days/week including 
weekends is required. Individual must have reliable transportation to 
get themselves to designated field sites. Benefits:   This is an unpaid 
internship. Opportunities may be available to receive school credit. No 
housing provided.    To inquire about this position: Send cover letter, 
resume, and names of three references to:  LAUREN MILLER-DONNELLY, 
Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT massaudubon.org – e-mail strongly 
preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries, 1280 Horseneck Road, 
Westport, MA 02790.

WILDLIFE INTERN at Mass Audubon. Location: Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, South Dartmouth, MA  Description: The Wildlife Intern will 
work closely (May-August) with Sanctuary staff and volunteers on 
multiple ecological projects in Dartmouth, MA and nearby locations. The 
695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses a barrier beach, a 
large coastal salt pond, grasslands, shrub lands, and forested uplands 
at a rural location in southeastern Massachusetts. The internship will 
consist largely of ornithological studies, wildlife-focused field work 
and data management with opportunities for participation in education 
and outreach projects. Responsibilities include conducting breeding bird 
counts in grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, surveying nesting sites 
for breeding coastal waterbirds, monitoring predator presence including 
tracking and infared camera work, assisting with the osprey management 
program, monitoring nest boxes for Eastern bluebirds, tree swallows and 
house wrens, facilitating a barn swallow citizen science project, 
searching for diamondback terrapin nests, measuring water quality, 
entering field data, assisting with public programs, and preparing and 
delivering hands-on environmental education at public events (including 
weekends). Intern will be responsible for developing at least one 
substantial and interactive visitor display that highlights their 
internship.  As a member of a team, some office support, custodial, and 
animal care tasks will be shared. Students seeking an opportunity to 
develop an independent project are encouraged to apply.   
Qualifications:  Individuals with a background in wildlife biology, 
ornithology, botany, environmental studies, or related field preferred. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition and communicate well with 
others. Requirements include strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; 
self-motivation; and ability to move materials and equipment weighing up 
to 50 pounds, walk long distances over rough terrain, and spend long 
days in the field regardless of weather conditions. Intern should be 
comfortable working independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. 
The internship start/end dates are flexible beginning in May/June and 
running steadily into August; commitment of approximately 3-5 days/week 
including weekends is required. Access to reliable means of 
transportation to travel between field sites and a valid driver's 
license and willingness to pass a driver's record check a must.  
Benefits:   This is an unpaid internship. Opportunities may be available 
to receive school credit.  No housing provided.  To inquire about this 
position: Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: 
LAUREN MILLER-DONNELLY, Property Manager (EM: laurenmiller AT 
massaudubon.org – e-mail strongly preferred), Mass Audubon South Coast 
Sanctuaries, 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA  02790.

SUMMER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS – Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) 
located in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, is seeking summer 
student volunteers for 2015. Baby bird season in spring, summer and 
early fall brings us the greatest number of patients. To ensure that the 
animals get all the care necessary to bring them back to health, we will 
be offering summer student volunteer positions to interested and 
motivated individuals. Veterinary supervision and protocols of care are 
observed.   Summer student positions will be filled on a six week 
rotational basis, with four time frames to fill:      April 15 – May 
31,     June 1 – July 15,     July 16 – August 31, September 1 – October 
15.  The work at the wildlife centre can be very demanding. Typically in 
the summer we work from 8 am until 10 pm, with occasional 4 am feedings. 
A summer student can expect to be involved in all aspects of the 
rehabilitation process. Most of the work for everyone is diet 
preparation and cleaning, but you will also be expected to take part in 
occasional rescues and releases, administer treatments, participate in 
building projects and grounds maintenance, and help with some 
educational displays within the community. The schedule at the centre 
can be intense, but you will also be given time to enjoy the beautiful 
scenery this island has to offer. Summer student positions are unpaid 
and typically last six to eight weeks, depending on scheduling. The 
wildlife centre offers very basic housing and, occasionally, some meals, 
but for the most part you will be responsible for keeping yourself fed.  
The wildlife centre is staffed by two dedicated rehabilitators and many 
volunteers. As a summer student you will become part of a team of 
likeminded people and will be treated with respect and friendship. 
Previous wildlife experience is not a prerequisite. Come here with the 
right attitude, prepared to give 100% to our wild patients, and it will 
be an extraordinary experience.  For more information about MARS, to 
read about previous volunteers' experiences, and for an application form 
please visit http://wingtips.org/volunteer/internship/ Send completed 
applications with your resume to:   Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society,  
6817 Headquarters Road,  Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada V9J 1N2.   
Applications by email will not be accepted.

FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW TECHNICIANS (3 positions) – Demographic 
Research.  Location: Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Kenansville, 
FL.  Duration:  4-5 months (March 23-July 23, 2015 with possible 
extension to late August).  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 
January (or until filled).  Job Description: Technicians are needed for 
the demographic research of the critically endangered Florida 
grasshopper sparrow (March 23 - July 23, 2015; with possible extension 
to late August). These positions are an exciting opportunity to assist 
with the conservation of one of the rarest birds in the United States. 
The Florida dry prairie offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and 
frequent encounters with some of Florida’s finest wildlife. A video 
highlighting the project can be seen here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UX2_QCPzI  Duties include: Conducting 
point count surveys, color banding adult and juvenile sparrows using 
mist nets, collecting blood samples, banding nestlings, finding and 
monitoring grassland bird nests, conducting behavioral observations and 
resighting color bands. Other duties include collecting nest habitat 
data, nest camera operation and occasional assistance with concurrent 
avian research projects. Pay is $13.00/hr (40hrs/week), with simple 
shared housing provided on site.  Qualifications:  Preferred candidates 
should have extensive experience trapping and banding passerines and 
resighting color-bands using a spotting scope. Candidates should also 
have experience searching for cryptic grassland bird nests. Applicant 
must have a valid U.S. driver's license. Previous experience driving 
four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs in wet conditions is also preferred.  
To Apply: Applications must be submitted through People First: 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-768098&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Contact: Dr. ERIN RAGHEB (EM: Erin.Ragheb AT myfwc.com). Applications 
will be accepted until January 15th or the positions are filled.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) - Indiana.  Location: 
Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests, Indiana.  Duration: May 1, 
2015 - July 28, 2015.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Two field 
technicians needed to assist with Cerulean Warbler research in 
Yellowwood and Morgan-Monroe state forests near Bloomington, Indiana 
from May 1, 2015 through approximately July 28, 2015. Primary duties 
include conducting point counts, territory mapping, and intensive nest 
searching and monitoring. During point counts, technicians will record 
the locations of Cerulean Warblers, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Blue Jays, 
and American Crows and must know or be able to quickly learn the 
vocalizations of these birds. Other duties include conducting vegetation 
surveys, entering data, and potentially assisting with banding efforts 
and a radio-telemetry study. Technicians will work 6 days per week, 40 
hours per week. Provided are housing in shared cabins and a weekly 
stipend of $350. Technicians must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle 
(preferably 4-wheel drive) for travel to field sites, and field gear, 
such as hiking boots, rain gear, backpack, etc. Use of personal vehicle 
to conduct field work is eligible for mileage reimbursement. 
Qualifications:  Must have strong work ethic and positive attitude, keen 
interest in birds and conservation, and strong observational and 
listening skills. Ability to locate birds quickly using binoculars, 
identify bird species by sight and sound, and navigate using a GPS, 
compass and topographic map are also desired. Must be able to endure 
long workdays beginning at sunrise, hike several miles per day on steep, 
uneven terrain, and work in hot, humid conditions with ticks, chiggers, 
poison ivy, and the occasional rattlesnake. Ability to follow directions 
and work well both independently and in groups is required. Must have a 
B.S. in Wildlife Ecology or related field or be working towards degree. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting forest 
bird surveys, mapping territories, searching for/monitoring nests 
located in high canopy trees, and working independently in the field. 
Good sense of humor, an appreciation of bird puns, and knowledge of 
Indiana vegetation is a plus!    To Apply:  Please send a cover letter 
discussing your qualifications, including your research experience and 
skills, resume, and contact information for three references in a single 
electronic document with “Cerulean Warbler Field Tech. Position” in the 
subject line of the e-mail to CLAIRE NEMES (EM: cnemes AT bsu.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

BIRD MIGRATION AND TELEMETRY/POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS – Massachusetts.  
Duration: 6-10 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3 to 4. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Field technicians 
(3-4) needed to assist with a study of songbird migration along the 
Connecticut River Valley in western Massachusetts. 1-2 techs need for 
the banding and telemetry work and 2 techs needed for point counts. 
Duties will include erecting automated telemetry receivers, testing 
equipment, netting, banding and radio-tagging songbirds, conducting 
vegetation surveys and/or performing point counts for migrants. 
Positions start as early as the second week of March and run for 6 to 10 
weeks. Qualified candidates will be considered for an additional four 
weeks for breeding bird surveys within the same study area. Salary is 
$500/wk with housing either provided or a weekly housing allowance. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have experience capturing birds with 
mist nets or the ability to identify northeastern birds by sight, must 
be in good physical condition and comfortable working long days, must be 
comfortable with a flexible work schedule, and have a good attitude. 
Experience attaching radio transmitters with leg-loop harnesses is 
preferred.   To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and e-mail and phone 
numbers for three references to: (EM: thomas.hulsey487 AT gmail.com). 
Please include which position you are applying to (netting, migration 
surveys, breeding surveys) and your dates of availability. If you have 
any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, AND INTERNS at the U.S. 
Geological Survey.  Location: Nevada  Job Description:  US Geological 
Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) 
and Idaho State University (ISU), is seeking to fill multiple positions 
for Crew Leaders, Technicians, and Interns to conduct avian biological 
surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at multiple study 
sites across Nevada. Primary duties may include capture and handling of 
grouse, counts of breeding leks, radio telemetry monitoring, nest 
videography, habitat sampling, predator surveys, data entry and 
management, and other biological surveys as needed.  Work hours will be 
irregular and may include nights and early mornings, as well as 
weekends. The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and often 
challenging to work in. Temperature extremes can range from well below 
freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a 
possibility.    These temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to 
last from early March through the beginning of August, with the 
potential for employment to extend depending on funding and performance. 
Primitive field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will 
be required to stay on site during work periods. Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single 
word document saved with applicant’s last name to: (EM: kandrle AT 
usgs.gov). Please indicate in your cover letter if you would prefer Crew 
Leader, Technician, or Intern positions, and if you are not interested 
in one or more position. Cover letters and correspondence may be 
addressed to Katie Andrle. Please include “Greater Sage-grouse position” 
in the subject line.  Positions will be filled as successful applicants 
are identified, and interested applicants should submit applications as 
soon as possible. Qualifications:       B.S. degree in a natural 
resource field preferred although experienced undergraduates are 
encouraged to apply for intern positions. U.S. citizen with valid 
driver’s license required.  Successful applicants must possess the 
ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in inclement 
weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds).  Ability to take direction and 
work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and a 
desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic attitude and 
good communication with field supervisor is essential for all positions. 
Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough terrain is also 
preferred for all positions.  CREW LEADERS: We are seeking individuals 
with extensive experience working on wildlife-related field research 
projects, previous experience with animal capture and handling and 
radio-telemetry, and strong interpersonal communication skills.  Prior 
supervisory experience, or demonstrated potential for supervising field 
crews, is preferred. TECHNICIANS: Preference will be given to applicants 
with demonstrated experience assisting with wildlife field research. 
Previous experience with animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry 
are also preferred.  INTERNS:  Internships will be offered to applicants 
that can demonstrate a passion for wildlife ecology, a willingness to 
learn new techniques and work as part of a team, and a desire to work 
hard in a remote but beautiful field setting.  Previous field experience 
is desirable, but not required. Salary:  Crew Leaders: ($2400/mo),  
Technicians: ($1900/mo), Interns ($900/mo living stipend).  Last Date to 
apply:  1 Feb 2015. Website:  http://www.werc.usgs.gov  Contact: KATIE 
ANDRLE [EM: kandrle AT usgs.gov (Preferred)]

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Southern 
Mississippi.  Location: coastal Louisiana.  Duration: 2 Months.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: The University of Southern Mississippi Migratory 
Bird Research Group in collaboration with the Rockefeller Wildlife 
Refuge is seeking field technicians to assist in study of 
Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a newly established spring 
migration banding site in coastal Louisiana, from 15 March to 10 May 
2015. Positions are fulltime and provide an exciting opportunity to 
experience songbird migrants following flight across the Gulf of Mexico. 
Housing will be provided. Positions require enthusiastic individuals 
able to work long hours, 7 days a week while maintaining a sense of 
humor in the face of a few snakes, more than a few mosquitoes and a 
diversity of spring migrants. Applicants should also be comfortable 
living and working with others in close capacity as they will be part of 
a 3 person field crew. Review of applicants will begin immediately and 
continue until positions are filled. Qualifications: Positions include: 
One (1) BANDER/SITE SUPERVISOR ($1,600-$1,700/month based on 
experience): Duties will include managing mist-netting efforts, 
supervising crew, banding birds captured,maintaining mist-nets and other 
equipment, data entry, and other related activities. Must have previous 
experience identifying and banding Nearctic-Neotropical landbird 
migrants and prior supervisory experience is preferred. Must be able to 
demonstrate ability to supervise others. Two (2) MIST-NETTING ASSISTANTS 
($1,300-$1,400/month based on experience): Duties will include 
extracting birds from nets, maintaining mist-nets and other equipment, 
assisting with recording banding data, entering data, and other related 
activities.   To apply, send (as a single attachment)a short letter of 
interest, CV/resume, and names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at 
least three references to KRISTEN COVINO (EM: mbrghiring AT gmail.com). 
Please indicate which position you are applying for by putting either 
“Bander” or “Mist-net Assistant” in the subject line of the email. For 
more information see our web page: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/

AVIAN/EDUCATION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP  at George Miksch Sutton Avian 
Research Center  Website: http://www.suttoncenter.org  Location: 
Bartlesville, OK.  Duration: 1 full year.  Job Type: Intern. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job Description: AVIAN/EDUCATION PROGRAM 
INTERNSHIP: The Sutton Center, located about 40 minutes north of Tulsa 
near Bartlesville, Oklahoma , is seeking future interns to assist with 
the production of our educational, free-flighted bird shows for Oklahoma 
schools. These interns will learn about and be involved in many parts of 
avian training, husbandry, environmental education, and program 
production. Our interns spend a large part of their day outside in all 
weather conditions. Be prepared to get dirty! We provide modest housing 
and a monthly stipend. Our stipend is dependent on experience. The 
housing in located on the center grounds 15 minutes outside of town. It 
would be beneficial to have a vehicle. We give preference to candidates 
that are available for a full year. Our start date will be in the month 
of May or June.  Qualifications: We are a small education team and spend 
a lot of time together so having a great personality is a bonus!  To 
Apply: E-mail, mail, or fax a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: 
Education Program Internships, Sutton Avian Research Center , P.O. Box 
2007, Bartlesville, OK 74005; (PH: 918-336-7778; FX: 918-336-7783; EM: 
rvanzant AT ou.edu).

SHOREBIRD MONITOR  at Contractor for US Army Corps of Engineers. 
Website: http://www.lg2es.com  Location: Coastal Mississippi. Duration: 
Seasonal-Typically April through August.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015.  Job Description: 
Identification and counts of shorebirds/migratory birds on coastal 
projects. Identification by visual, calls, and identification of 
breeding and nesting behavior. Some sites must be accessed by boat. 
Daily monitoring and completion of daily forms.  Qualifications: At 
least 2 years of shorebird identification in Coastal Mississippi.   To 
Apply: Please send a resume demonstrating birding experience. Please 
provide proof of 2 years experience in MS.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS  at Colorado State University.  Location: Salyer, 
California.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal Number of Openings: 
2-4. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.  Job Description: RESEARCH 
ASSISTANTS (2-4) needed approximately 1 April - 31 August 2015 for a 
long-term population ecology study of the Northern Spotted Owl in 
northwest California. The pay rate is $2200-2400/mo (depending on 
experience) based on an approximate 40 hr work week. Free housing is 
provided at the Klamath Biological Research Station in Salyer, 
California. Successful applicants will assist primarily in monitoring, 
banding, and assessing reproduction of northern spotted owls and barred 
owls. Secondary duties may include collection and processing of blood 
samples for avian disease monitoring, data entry and any additional 
duties as required. Qualifications: Must be physically fit (i.e., able 
to walk long distances with a backpack in extremely steep terrain), take 
detailed field notes, be able to work alone (on occasion) at night 
off-trail, have excellent hearing, be able to identify birds by color 
band, and be willing to camp for up to 3 days. Applicants are required 
to have a BS (or in progress) in wildlife, ecology, or related fields. 
Must be able to start by 1 April. Colorado State University is committed 
to providing a safe, productive learning and living community. To 
achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final 
candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may 
include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender 
search and motor vehicle history. Colorado State University is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all federal 
and Colorado laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding 
affirmative action requirements in all programs. To Apply: Any questions 
can be directed to JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu). 
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone 
numbers of three references AS A SINGLE FILE (email preferred) by 1 
February 2015 to (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu). If you cannot 
send your resume electronically, you can mail it to: Jeremy Rockweit, 
Colorado State University, 1484 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 
80523-1484.

RAPTOR VOLUNTEERS  at Yellowstone National Park.  Location: Mammoth, 
Wyoming.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
2. Application Deadline: 23 Jan 2015.  Job Description: The Yellowstone 
Raptor Initiative is seeking 2 highly motivated volunteers to assist 
with raptor surveys in Yellowstone National Park from April 6 – July 31. 
The Yellowstone Raptor Initiative is a 5-year research program designed 
to gather baseline information on population size and reproduction for 
select birds of prey. Primary duties will include searching for and 
monitoring nesting golden eagles, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, 
ospreys, Swainson’s hawks, peregrine falcons and prairie falcons; 
navigating to observation points with a GPS and collecting waypoints; 
data entry using Access and maintaining a detailed field journal. 
Approximately 90% of work will be in the field and will vary daily from 
road based surveys (minimal hiking) to extended backcountry trips of ~14 
miles per day for up to 7 days. Applicants should be in excellent 
physical condition with the ability to carry ~50 lbs daily over steep 
terrain for multiple days. Weather conditions are highly variable and 
can be extreme both seasonally and daily with snow occurring at any time 
of the year. A high degree of patience and alterness is necessary as 
volunteers will be observing from observation points for at least 4 
hours at a time in often cold and windy conditions. Applicants should be 
comfortable working in grizzly bear, black bear, bison, and elk country. 
Attention to detail, a good attitude, a sense of humor, high motivation 
and interest in raptors are essential qualities.   Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated outdoor 
experience and experience conducting wildlife surveys. In your 
application please state your outdoor experience and experience working 
on wildlife projects.   To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and 3 
references in a SINGLE DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT named with your last and 
first name (e.g. Baril_Lisa.pdf) to (EM: Lisa_Baril AT partner.nps.gov) 
by January 23.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.  Job 
Description: SIX (6) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and 
habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between May 4 and July 26, 2015 
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. Housing will be provided 
in some areas, but remote camping will be required on a regular basis.   
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 
required. 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. To apply, please 
submit your resume and references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy. 
Website: http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia.  
Duration: 20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2015.  Job Description: The Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Field 
Technician assists conservation scientists with monitoring, research, 
and management activities for nesting shorebirds and colonial waterbirds 
on the barrier islands and marshes of the Virginia Coast Reserve. The 
Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician will work closely with a 
Seasonal Lead Field Technician to conduct the following monitoring and 
research activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping 
Plover and American Oystercatcher) and waterbird surveys (terns and 
skimmers), shorebird and waterbird productivity monitoring, American 
Oystercatcher banding and resighting and data entry. The technician will 
also engage in the following beach nesting bird management activities: 
posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating 
island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and 
conducting visitor use surveys. The position requires one to keep 
organized, detailed daily field notes, operate a boat to be used for 
access to the barrier islands, and perform daily maintenance on boats. 
Additional duties may be assigned. Current funding provides for $12.00 
per hour, 40 hours/week, 20 weeks duration. Position duration may change 
depending on funding sources. Few benefits. Assistance with housing may 
be available. Desired start date is early April, however later dates can 
be considered.   Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: • Associates 
Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent 
combination of education and 6 months of experience. • Experience 
managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. • Experience with 
waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east 
coast. • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. • 
Experience working in physically strenuous settings sometimes to the 
point of physical fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote 
locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. Preferred 
qualifications: • BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related 
field preferred, or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field. • Waterbird and shorebird 
identification skills. Experience with monitoring reproductive success 
of beach nesting birds preferred. • Experience operating and trailering 
boats independently up to 20 feet in length. • Experience using GPS 
units and GIS mapping software. • Experience communicating clearly via 
written, spoken, and graphical means. • Local knowledge of the Eastern 
Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier islands preferred. Must 
meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education requirement or will be required 
to complete an online course prior to start of position. • Must have 
valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety 
Program) and provide own transportation and personal automobile 
insurance.  TO APPLY: Go to www.nature.org/careers, click Search Careers 
and search by the position title and/or location, then click Apply Now 
to submit an online application. It is necessary to complete the 
application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as one document 
your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with the online 
process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf.

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD LEAD TECHNICIAN  at The Nature Conservancy. Website: 
http://www.nature.org/vcr  Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia.  Duration: 
20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: The Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Lead Field Technician 
assists conservation scientists with monitoring, research, and 
management activities for nesting shorebirds and colonial waterbirds on 
the barrier islands and marshes of the Virginia Coast Reserve. The 
Seasonal Shorebird/Waterbird Lead Field Technician will be responsible 
for establishing and following weekly work plans based on monitoring 
priorities, weather, tides and schedules of staff and partners, while 
communicating daily with the Bird Conservation Specialist and work 
closely with the Seasonal Field Technician. He/she will assist 
conservation scientists to conduct the following monitoring and research 
activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping Plover and 
American Oystercatcher) and waterbird surveys (terns and skimmers), 
shorebird and waterbird productivity monitoring, American Oystercatcher 
banding and resighting and data entry. The lead technician will also 
engage in the following beach nesting bird management activities: 
posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating 
island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and 
conducting visitor use surveys. The position requires one to keep 
organized, detailed daily field notes, operate a boat to be used for 
access to the barrier islands, and perform daily maintenance on boats. 
Additional duties may be assigned. Current funding provides for $15.00 
per hour, 40 hours/week, 20 weeks duration. Position duration may change 
depending on funding sources. Few benefits. Assistance with housing may 
be available. Desired start date is early April, however later dates can 
be considered.    Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: • Associates 
Degree in natural resources; environmental studies or equivalent 
combination of education and 6 months of experience. • Experience 
managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources. • Experience with 
waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east 
coast. • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. • 
Experience working in physically strenuous settings sometimes to the 
point of physical fatigue, in variable weather conditions, at remote 
locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. • Experience 
supervising interns, volunteers or staff in a field setting. Preferred 
qualifications: • BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related 
field preferred, or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field. • Waterbird and shorebird 
identification skills. Experience with monitoring reproductive success 
of beach nesting birds preferred. • Proficiency with operating and 
trailering boats independently up to 20 feet in length. • Experience 
using GPS units and GIS mapping software. • Experience communicating 
clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. • Local knowledge of 
the Eastern Shore of Virginia seaside, tides, and barrier islands 
preferred. Must meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education requirement or 
will be required to complete an online course prior to start of 
position. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per 
TNC’s Auto Safety Program) and provide own transportation and personal 
automobile insurance.  TO APPLY: Go to http://www.nature.org/careers, 
click Search Careers and search by the position title and/or location, 
then click Apply Now to submit an online application. It is necessary to 
complete the application in its entirety. In addition, please attach as 
one document your resume and a letter of interest. For assistance with 
the online process, go to: 
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf.

AVIAN MONITORING TECHNICIANS (3)  at University of Delaware. Location: 
DE Breeding Bird Atlas, State of Delaware.  Duration: 4 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 5 Apr 
2015.  Job Description: Three highly motivated avian research 
technicians are needed from 1 May to 31 August 2015 to help implement 
the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas within the State of Delaware. Work will 
include conducting extensive bird point counts, detailed field data 
collection and entry, and working in multiple habitat types.   
Qualifications: Successful applicants must have demonstrable forest, 
grassland, and wetland breeding bird identification skills of eastern 
birds, GPS and orienteering skills, ability to follow 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 able to hike for long periods over 
rough terrain in adverse conditions, be enthusiastic about early 
mornings and a rigorous field season. Applicants should have previous 
bird point count experience. Technicians will be paid a salary of 
$400/week plus free housing. Only good-natured, hard-working individuals 
need apply.   To Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume or CV, 
and contact information for 3 references to ZACH LADIN, (EM: zach AT 
udel.edu, PH: 561-301-3356). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

AVIAN MONITORING CREW LEADER  at University of Delaware  Location: DE 
Breeding Bird Atlas, State of Delaware.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 5 Apr 2015.  Job Description: One 
highly motivated crew leader is needed from 1 May to 30 September 2015 
to oversee the implementation of the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas within 
the State of Delaware. Work will include field work preparation and 
planning, coordinating and conducting extensive bird point counts in 
multiple habitat types (e.g., wetland, forest, and grassland), detailed 
field data collection and entry, and the management of a 3-person crew 
of field technicians Qualifications: Successful applicants must have 
demonstrable forest, grassland, and wetland breeding bird identification 
skills of eastern birds (by sight and sound), GPS and orienteering 
skills, ability to follow 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 able 
to hike for long periods over rough terrain in adverse conditions, be 
enthusiastic about early mornings and a rigorous field season. The crew 
leader will be paid a salary of $480/week plus free housing. Applicants 
must have prior bird point count and crew leadership experience. Only 
good-natured, hard-working individuals need apply. To Apply: Please 
email a short cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 3 
references to ZACH LADIN, (EM: zach AT udel.edu, PH: 561-301-3356). Feel 
free to contact me with any questions.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO).  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: 
Marin County, CA.  Duration: March 9 to July 15, 2015.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015.  Job Description: 
Technician needed to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring 
project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the 
California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying this dense 
breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork 
includes determining site occupancy, nesting status and reproductive 
success at long-term sites and at new locations. The technician is also 
responsible for data entry and verification. The technician will work 
closely with the project leader and an intern, but much of the work will 
be independent. Compensation is $3120 per month, and field housing is 
provided. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be reimbursed. 
Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted owls is highly 
desirable, but not required. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep 
terrain on foot to access survey sites in the day. Orienteering skills, 
including the use of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units, are 
essential. Applicants should have good hearing abilities, and be 
physically fit and able to hike long distances through steep and uneven 
terrain with some poison oak. A strong interest in birds and 
conservation, self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend 
long hours in the field and office are required. The field schedule is 
variable and involves working at night and during the day. Participants 
must be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A 
functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a 
driver's license, personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance 
(preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 4WD). To Apply: 
Submit applications via email including a letter of interest describing 
previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact 
information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT 
pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 316).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS: DAKOTAS AND NEBRASKA  at Rocky Mountain Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Western Dakotas 
and Nebraska.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.  Job Description: Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts in National Parks and National Forests in the 
western Dakotas and Nebraska. Some of our scenic survey locations 
include Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the 
Niobrara National Scenic River. The position will run from May 11 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. COMPENSATION: Salary 
range of $440 -$575 per week depending on experience, reimbursement for 
project related driving and some recreational travel, and approximately 
$100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  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.   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 January 5th 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.

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS  at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  
Location: Sierra Nevada, California.  Duration: 16 to 20 weeks.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2015.  Job Description: Four Wildlife Technicians are needed for a 
long-term population and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted 
Owl in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Two positions begin April 6, 2015 and two 
positions will begin in early May. All positions will last until August 
21, 2015. Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys for California 
spotted owls, re-sight color bands, determine owl reproductive status, 
locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, as well as conduct vegetation 
surveys, care for equipment, and record sightings of other animals 
encountered. Wildlife technicians will also record, transcribe, and 
validate data that was collected in the field. A typical workweek is 40 
hours. Field housing will be provided, but frequent camping is required 
during the work week. Schedules can be irregular. Technicians must work 
and live cooperatively. Our research group has been studying the 
demography of California Spotted Owls in central Sierra Nevada since 
1986. One of our primary goals is to monitor the status of owls in the 
central Sierra Nevada, as well as to try to understand the environmental 
factors and forest management practices that impact spotted owl 
population dynamics. Ultimately, these results are translated into 
recommendations to land management agencies such as the US Forest 
Service responsible for maintaining viable spotted owl populations.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk 
long distances in steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to 
work alone at night and off-trail, must be confident navigating 
unfamiliar terrain with a map and compass, have excellent hearing, be 
able to identify the colors on bird bands, not faint in the presence of 
needles or blood, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles. 
Applicants with a B.S. in wildlife, biology, or related fields and/or 
having related experience are preferred. A nearly spotless driving 
record is required. To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter stating why 
you are interested in a position, and a resume with at least three 
references and their contact information, all in a single file to 
WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu). Interviews will begin as 
qualified applicant materials are received. Successful applicants will 
be Limited Term Employees of the University of Wisconsin. The University 
of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER PROJECT  at Audubon New York.  
Website: http://ny.audubon.org/  Location: Watertown, NY. Duration: 7.5 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2015.  Job 
Description: Position Summary: The Field Technician will assist with 
Golden-winged Warbler field work and conduct point count surveys in 
northern New York. The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is a high priority 
songbird which breeds in shrublands and young forests of eastern North 
America. This position is part of an effort to create and restore 
habitat for GWWA in New York’s St. Lawrence Valley; the objective is to 
define a more detailed population map of GWWA in the St. Lawrence Valley 
which will be used to guide management. S/he will survey for 
Golden-winged Warblers at both known and potential breeding sites, to 
determine numbers of breeding birds, population status, and general 
habitat characteristics. Surveys are located on private and public lands 
in the St. Lawrence Valley and this seasonal position will start May 4, 
2015 and finish June 24, 2015. Opportunities may exist to assist with 
targeted outreach to landowners, including use of ArcGIS, and to assist 
with delineation and marking for shrubland habitat projects. Essential 
Functions: Under the supervision of the Field Conservationist/Project 
Specialist, technician will organize and conduct point count surveys for 
GWWA and other shrubland bird species, collect habitat and/or vegetation 
data at survey locations, operate and maintain field equipment including 
GPS units and rangefinders, perform office duties associated with field 
work, including field preparation, data review, reading and/or creation 
of maps, and other special projects as assigned.  Qualifications: 
Currently pursuing or recent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related 
field required. Experience with avian identification and field 
experience, a strong work ethic, and/or an enthusiasm for avian ecology 
strongly desired. Applicant should be able to work well as a team and 
independently, and be willing to work long hours in variable (weather, 
terrain, and insect) conditions. Applicants should be detail-oriented 
and able to follow protocols precisely. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license, and be able to use personal vehicle for field work as 
needed (will be reimbursed for mileage). S/he must have strong 
interpersonal skills; be able to handle public interactions maturely, 
and respectfully interact with private landowners. Applicants should be 
flexible in working irregular hours, including weekends and holidays. To 
Apply: Applicants may apply at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2318/field-technician%2c-golden-winged-warbler-project/job. 

Candidates should include a cover letter with three professional 
references when applying to this position. Review of applications will 
begin in January and continue until position is filled. For questions, 
please contact: LINNEA ROWSE (EM: lrowse AT audubon.org).

STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST - SOUTH  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org/  Location: Center for Research and Education, 
Cape May Court House, New Jersey.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.  Job Description: 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. The Stewardship Specialist works collaboratively 
with NJ Audubon Staff and partners, in consultation with the Stewardship 
Project Director, to deliver on-the-ground conservation projects to 
public and private landowners, primarily in southern New Jersey. The 
position’s responsibilities will include providing technical guidance 
for habitat restoration and enhancement projects on public and private 
lands. The Stewardship Specialist will assist the Project Director with 
coordination, technical support, field assessment and monitoring on a 
variety of projects, affecting a multitude of habitats and species. 
Other responsibilities will include coordinating volunteers, as 
necessary, to meet program goals; development and delivery of external 
communications including, but not limited to, presentations, press 
releases, and other print and web-based content. Major Responsibilities: 
• Conducts site visits and, in consultation with Stewardship Project 
Director, develops and implements specific field-based projects. • Works 
with a variety of landowners, including private, corporate, federal, 
state, and local, to enhance habitat on a wide range of properties. • 
Conducts field surveys and ecological monitoring, including breeding 
bird surveys, reptile and amphibian surveys, vegetation surveys, 
invasive plant assessments and other surveys and monitoring as required. 
• Aids landowners in the development of project proposals for federal 
funding. • Conducts land management tasks to meet project requirements, 
including, but not limited to; herbicide applications; tree and shrub 
planting, grassland maintenance; tree marking, thinning operations using 
chainsaws, wetland or vernal pool construction, wildlife habitat 
projects, prescribed burning projects, and wildlife barrier fence 
installations. • Recruits volunteers to act as stewards of natural 
resources through participation in community restoration events, or 
through data submission. • In consultation with the Stewardship Project 
Director, organizes and conducts workshops for stakeholders. • Develops 
educational and outreach materials and press articles, as well as web 
content and social media postings. • Works with the Stewardship Project 
Director and other staff to fulfill grant agreements and contributes to 
project reports and proposals as requested. • Works with the Stewardship 
Project Director to maintain existing key relationships with partners, 
funders, and others. • Identifies and explores opportunities to expand 
NJA conservation programs and mission. • Flexibility to adjust hours to 
meet the needs of the organization as required. • Participates with 
other NJ Audubon staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily 
operations at the assigned work station. • Completes other tasks as 
requested. Knowledge/Skills: • Proficiency or ability to quickly become 
proficient in the use of standard field equipment such as GPS, compass, 
and diameter tape, and experience with or ability to safely use and 
maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting 
bars, shovels, chainsaws, and other power and construction tools. • 
Strong work ethic. • A motivated self-starter who is also a strong team 
player. • Possess effective time management skills and the ability to 
work effectively on multiple complex projects. • Excellent writing and 
speaking skills essential. • 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), GIS and social media. • Knowledge of 
ecological land and wildlife management principles. • Knowledge of 
current trends and practices in conservation science. Ability to obtain 
related licenses or certifications such as herbicide applicator’s 
license. Qualifications: • Minimum of a B.S. in forestry, wildlife 
ecology, natural resources or other closely related field preferred, 
along with two to three years of professional experience. • Familiarity 
with flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey. • 
Experience implementing standard ecological survey protocols, such as 
bird, reptile and amphibian surveys or vegetation surveys. • 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 50lbs. • Must be willing to 
travel to different locations in New Jersey 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.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume as one 
document, naming the file with the following convention: 
firstname_lastname_Stewardship_Specialist. Submit the document to: (EM: 
jean.lynch AT njaudubon.org)

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.rmbo.org  Location: Arizona.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2015.  Job 
Description: 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 late-June, 2015 (with the possibility for 
continued employment entering and proofing data). 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 study area by sight and sound, and should expect to 
hike long distances off-trail 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. Compensation: Salary range of $440 – 
$575 per week depending on experience, reimbursement for project-related 
driving and some recreational travel, and $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.   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 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. 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 at 
chris.whiteATrmbo.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.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands in Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early to 
mid May (start dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  Job 
Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the 
coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, 
and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, 
Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds 
(species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing 
multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising 
Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work 
schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; 
conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing 
invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator 
management; data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating 
logistics with mainland staff. Living and working on offshore islands 
are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of 
field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. 
Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power 
research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running 
water. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have 
the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and 
supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must possess 
a valid driver’s license, and a personal vehicle is desirable. On 
offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately 
every two weeks. A salary of $455-475/week (depending on island and 
experience), plus food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided, 
as well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the 
islands. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field 
with several seasons of experience in similar field research programs. 
Pursuit of graduate studies is encouraged. Career goals should include 
work in the field of conservation biology. Must be in excellent physical 
condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks 
and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping 
experience. Bird banding experience is required. Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of 
diverse backgrounds. Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions. Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing 
experience is helpful. For supervisors on inshore islands, experience 
operating small motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be 
necessary for these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not 
operate motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, 
binoculars, bird banding equipment, camping equipment (e.g. tents, 
composting toilets, etc), basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, drill driver, 
etc). A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion 
for seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience 
leading and training field crews; Experience with predator control, 
hunting and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine 
care/basic maintenance, inflatable boat repair, boat safety equipment, 
solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, 
sleeping pad, and sleeping bag. To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, 
and list of 3 references with contact information via Audubon’s career 
website: http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: 
seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring 
may begin earlier. For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA 
SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the 
Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH INTERN  at National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org Location: Islands in 
Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: May 26 (earlier start dates 
possible) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 5-8. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  Job Description: Audubon manages 
seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting 
sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic 
Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, 
Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). 
Interns will gain direct experience with a variety of field skills, 
including, but not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, 
productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and 
resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island 
visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; 
and camp maintenance. Living and working on offshore islands are 
required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of 
field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. 
Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power 
research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running 
water. Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island. 
Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the 
ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and 
supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and supplies 
will be delivered approximately every two weeks. Food is provided, as 
well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the islands.  
Qualifications: Previous field experience is helpful but not required. 
Applicants should have a desire to participate in seabird research and 
learn new field skills. Applications from recent graduates and college 
students enrolled in biology or related fields are encouraged. 
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing 
over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 
lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience; Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of 
diverse backgrounds; Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions; Must be able to sit in a small blind for three hours 
and maintain focus on data collection; A sense of humor, willingness to 
learn, dedication to wildlife conservation, and interest in seabirds and 
isolated islands; Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping bag, and 
sleeping pad.   To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references with contact information to srp.seabird AT gmail.com. 
Applications are accepted through Feb. 15. For questions regarding the 
positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For 
further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research 
islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands in Southern and mid-coast Maine.  Duration: early to 
mid May (start dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5-8. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014.  
Job Description: Audubon manages seven island research stations off the 
coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, 
and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, 
Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds 
(species vary by island). Work 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; assisting with predator 
management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance. Living and 
working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or 
wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members 
sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity 
(solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, 
and no running water. Field teams will spend the entire field season 
living on island. Teams working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) 
will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure 
food and supplies for the field station. On offshore islands, food and 
supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks. A salary of 
$280/week, plus food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided, 
as well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the 
islands.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (or upper level 
undergraduate) in biology or a related field, with at least one full 
season of previous field experience. Must be in excellent physical 
condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks 
and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping 
experience; Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to 
get along with people of diverse backgrounds; Capable of working long 
hours outdoors in variable weather conditions; Must be able to sit in a 
small blind for three hours and maintain focus on data collection; A 
sense of humor, willingness to learn, dedication to wildlife 
conservation, and interest in seabirds and isolated islands; Previous 
experience with bird banding, rowing, and hunting/trapping are helpful; 
Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.   To 
Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with 
contact information via Audubon’s career website: 
www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center (search words: seabird, Maine). 
Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring may begin earlier. 
For questions regarding the positions contact PAULA SHANNON (EM: 
pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird 
Restoration Program and research islands, visit 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program


Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 22, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:12 -0500
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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW:  AVIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST  New College of 
Florida and Disney's Animals, Science and Environment are seeking an 
Avian Conservation Biologist who will lead Disney's avian conservation 
efforts in collaboration with various partners in Walt Disney Parks and 
Resorts, conservation organizations, universities, and local, state, and 
federal agencies.  Primary responsibilities include the oversight and 
coordination of a native bird monitoring program at Walt Disney World, 
the coordination and expansion of research, conservation, and public 
outreach for purple martins (Progne subis), and the development of a 
research and conservation plan for Siberian cranes (Grus leucogeranus).  
Applications must demonstrate a strong background in ecological and 
conservation sciences, demonstrated record of publishing in 
peer-reviewed journals, engaging the public in programs to inspire 
conservation, excellent communication skills, and a passion for 
conservation. Specific duties to include:  Native Bird Monitoring 
Program at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts**Develop a research and 
conservation program with native birds that align with citizen science 
opportunities for guests visiting Walt Disney World**Oversight of the 
current native bird surveys at Walt Disney World in Florida**Develop 
native bird surveys and citizen science opportunities for guests 
visiting various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (China, France, CA).  
Purple Martin Research and Conservation Program at Walt Disney 
World**Lead the purple martin research and conservation program at Walt 
Disney World**Train team members in field techniques for the proper 
handling and care of the birds**Assist with the development of key guest 
experiences for purple martins  Siberian Crane Research and Conservation 
Collaboration **Participate in the international strategic conservation 
planning sessions for the Siberian Crane.  **Develop research and 
conservation activities that support the implementation of the strategic 
conservation plan for the Siberian Crane that involve Disney staff.  
Qualifications: **Ph.D in Conservation Biology, Zoology, Wildlife 
Biology, or related field.  **Qualified to obtain a banding permit and 
related state and federal permits for all proposed research projects 
and/or previous banding permits for related species**Experience building 
and leading diverse teams and excellent leadership skills that 
demonstrate the ability to effectively persuade and influence across a 
variety of disciplines.**Strong quantitative skills and a demonstrated 
record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.**Experience in 
developing and delivering public education programs that engage families 
with birds and conservation issues.**Familiarity with the goals of the 
Conservation Measures Partnership and the use of Miradi in strategic 
conservation planning.**Experience with GIS mapping and analysis tools, 
telemetry, and remote sensing data**Passion for avian conservation 
programs and engaging the public   Applicants should send a cover letter 
outlining how their training, accomplishments, and experience qualifies 
them for a position working at Walt Disney World, a c.v., and 3 
references (provide phone and email addresses) that will be contacted 
for additional information regarding the candidates qualifications.  
Send applications to:  Dr. ANNE SAVAGE, Conservation Director, Disney's 
Animals, Science, and Environment, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 
32818 (EM:  Anne.Savage AT disney.com).  Application deadline:  January 
19, 2015

EXTERNSHIP, Cape Wildlife Center, Massachusetts, USA  Cape Wildlife 
Center, a program of The HSUS in partnership with the Fund for Animals, 
is a non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility that 
specializes in native species. CWC offers externships for graduate 
veterinarians and veterinary students, as well as students of biology, 
ecology, conservation and pre-veterinary medicine. A full-time 
commitment of a month or longer is required.  CWC externships offer 
experience in triage, anesthesia, surgery, and treatment of a variety of 
species, as well as the essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, 
rehabilitation, and release. It is suited for those considering careers 
in wildlife, zoo and/or exotic animal medicine, as well as conservation 
medicine, conservation biology or wildlife rehabilitation. For those 
interested in the impact and treatment of wildlife with xenobiotic and 
heavy metal issues, CWC also admits a range of species exposed to lead 
and rodenticides.  Cape Wildlife Center accepts externs on a year-round 
basis.  For more information go to 

http://www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/internships/extern-wildlife-cwc.html 


SENIOR PARK AIDE/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INTERN  Oceano Dunes State 
Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several Senior 
Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2015 
Western snowy plover and California least tern nesting season (March to 
September).  General Duties include:; **Conduct monitoring for two 
federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the 
endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and 
broods; **Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance; 
**Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report 
writing; **Work with the public as a State Park representative and with 
an interdisciplinary team.  ESI Specific Duties Include:; **Analyze and 
evaluate data; **Report writing and preparation of recommendations; 
**Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and 
practice; **May perform more independent duties in areas of particular 
expertise.    Applicants should have the following qualities:; **Be 
flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically; **Have interest and 
aptitude in the work; **Be able to take direction and establish and 
maintain effective working relationships; **Work well with the public as 
a State Park representative; **Ability to work under adverse conditions 
such as in heavy wind and moving sand; **Be able to cope with sitting 
for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope; **Be able to lift up 
to 50 pounds; **Ability to read and record color band data; 
**Willingness to do routine work in order to learn; **Have experience 
writing scientific field notes and reports; **Ability to draw sound 
conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; **Have a clean Class C 
Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle; **Have 
knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental 
issues; **BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for 
qualification as an ESI; **Birding experience preferred.     Starting 
wage is $11.75/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $11.85/hour (ESI), with one 
week paid sick after a qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation 
time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is 
a seasonal full time position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is 
not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening 
shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with 
some of the best experts in the field!     If interested, please mail a 
Standard State Application (URL: http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) by 
21 January 2015 to: Mr. RONNIE GLICK, Senior Environmental Scientist, 
Oceano Dunes District, 340 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA  
93449.  For more information, contact Ronnie (PH: 805-773-7180, EM: 
ronnie.glick AT parks.ca.gov).

OPERATIONS BIOLOGIST  ABENGOA SOLAR, Mojave Solar LLC. 
G70-15-0040-GE-103-000019, Revision: 01 Date: 10/07/14, Reports To: 
Quality & Environmental Manager Job Code: OPBIO Department: Quality & 
Environment. Employment Status: Regular Exemption Status: Exempt.  
Location : The position will be located in Hinkley, CA for Abengoa 
Solar. Job Summary: The position will be located in Hinkley, CA for 
Abengoa Solar. This position is responsible for executing the biologist 
duties as described in the California Energy Commission Permit for the 
Mojave Solar Project (09-AFC-5c), the USFWS Special Use Utility Permit, 
and any other relevant permits or regulations during the operations 
period to maintain compliance with all plant-related permit biological 
requirements. Responsible to ensure that all plant-related biological 
permits are renewed, updated or modified based on current regulations or 
laws.  Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Ensures all biological 
resources permit requirements are maintained and in a state of 
compliance by conducting, compiling, and submitting all required 
periodic reporting, monitoring records, and record retention 
requirements. Implements the site Worker Environmental Awareness Program 
(BIO-5), Evaporation Pond and Adaptive Management Plan (BIO-19), Bird 
Monitoring Study (BIO-17), Tamarisk Eradication, Monitoring, and 
Reporting Program (BIO-16), Tamarisk/Weed Management Plan, Common Raven 
Monitoring, Management, and Control Plan (BIO-18), and revises them as 
necessary, managing approval of any changes through the CEC. Ensures 
compliance with Impact Avoidance and Minimization Measures (BIO-7). 
Conducts surveys and submits reports per Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
requirements and USFWS Special Use Utility Permit requirements. Develops 
and implements training programs for site operations personnel for avian 
monitoring. Produces or contributes biological resources permit 
compliance data, or issues all relevant reports as required by the O&M 
service agreement, Abengoa Solar corporate directives, or jurisdictional 
agencies.  Other Duties and Responsibilities: Submits corrective action 
plans as appropriate to manage any conditions of non-compliance with 
biological resource permits, laws, or regulations. Maintains awareness 
and competency regarding governmental and agency laws and regulations 
relevant to solar power plant operations through all practicable means. 
Provide relevant training to plant personnel to ensure compliance as 
necessary. Implements Kit Fox Protocol, including monitoring, 
establishing any buffers as necessary, managing access, and employing 
exclusionary measures, as needed. Ensures all biology-related 
operational permits are updated as necessary to comply with required 
plan updates or changes in laws or regulations. Performs other duties as 
required.  Essential Functions of the Job: The ability to speak, read, 
and write fluently in English. Ability to perform light physical work, 
exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a frequent basis, and up to 50 
pounds of force on an occasional basis, performing tasks requiring 
manual dexterity (such as keyboard operation), and such activities as 
grasping, lifting, reaching, crouching, standing, walking, running, 
climbing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, sitting, and repetitive tasks.  
Working Conditions:  Works primarily in normal climate-controlled office 
environment and outside on the plant site in the Mojave Desert. 
Potential exposure to hot, cold, sudden change of temperature, dry, wet, 
dusty, dirty, quiet, noisy, and working alone or with others. Potential 
hazards include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), minor cuts, falls, 
eyesight and hearing impairment.  Occasionally works in normal power 
plant environment. Potential exposure to hot, cold, sudden change of 
temperature, dry, wet, dusty, quiet, noisy, moving objects, exposure to 
sun and rain, high places, and working alone or with others. Potential 
hazards include minor cuts, minor burns, electrical shock, falling 
objects, falls, eyesight and hearing impairment. Wearing of personal 
protective equipment is necessary, as is the ability to legally operate 
Company vehicles.  Prerequisites: Bachelors degree from an accredited 
university in biological sciences, zoology, botany, ecology, or a 
closely related field. A minimum of three (3) years of practical 
experience in field biology preferably in a power plant or similar 
industrial process environment, or current certification of a nationally 
recognized biological society, such as The Ecological Society of America 
or The Wildlife Society. Solid knowledge base and understanding of 
industrial plant/California Energy Commission, USFWS, including 
biological permitting and compliance requirements. Broad knowledge of 
the flora and fauna of the Mojave Desert region including field 
experience with biological resources found in or near the project area 
(Mojave Desert, Hinkley, CA). Ability to be approved by the California 
Energy Commission as a Biological Monitor, and potentially Designated 
Biologist, with avian monitoring qualifications. Preferred Authorized 
Biologist designation by USFWS for Desert Tortoise. Knowledge of bird 
deterrent technologies and ability to recommend adaptive management 
strategies.  Professional experience in California.  Ability to perform 
various biological field surveys for operations, including avian, 
botanical (including trees), and general wildlife surveys. Demonstrated 
experience with conducting general field biology assessments including, 
but not limited to, endangered species / habitat assessments, sensitive 
species protocol surveys, knowledge of avian species identification, GPS 
& GIS mapping, and monitoring environmental compliance of large 
projects, including planning, implementation, and monitoring.  
Demonstrated experience with coordinating and consulting with federal, 
state and local regulatory agencies. Demonstrated experience with 
organizing, executing and coordinating overall project assignments.  
Prefer experience developing and implementing training programs for site 
operations personnel, especially for avian identification and 
monitoring. Skills and Abilities:  Excellent interpersonal skills with 
the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent 
oral and written communication skills (English), including the ability 
to articulate complex technical issues in an understandable manner. 
Strong technical and report writing skills. Ability to work efficiently 
and demonstrate effective organizational skills, including the ability 
to manage and prioritize several assignments concurrently and meet 
deadlines. Ability to work with others in problem resolution. Experience 
and ability to develop and effectively execute training programs for 
operations personnel (e.g. avian monitoring). Knowledge of personal 
computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, 
PowerPoint).  Please send resumes to  (EM: jobs.solar AT solar.abengoa.com).

MAPS FIELD BIOLOGIST: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks one 
(1) field biologist to serve as a crew leader to train and lead interns 
operating a network of mist-netting and banding stations in Yosemite 
National Park, California for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and 
Survivorship (MAPS) program. The position extends from May 7 through 
August 8, 2015.   Successful applicants should have previous experience 
with the MAPS protocol, be proficient at Western birdsong 
identification, and MUST have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird 
banding, and ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand. Applicants will 
be expected to use Peter Pyles Identification Guide to North American 
Birds (Part I) to teach plumages and molts of landbirds. Previous MAPS 
field biologist interns (and crew leaders) are especially encouraged to 
apply. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, good 
physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and 
the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are 
required.  A reliable vehicle is a must (trucks/SUVs not required). The 
MAPS biologist will be living at a Yosemite campground with the 
volunteer interns and are expected to spend a minimum of 6 out of every 
10 days in the field, contingent upon weather and logistical 
considerations. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain 
experience leading field crews. MAPS field biologists in this position 
are considered independent contractors rather than IBP staff, and 
receive payment of $2,300 per month and project-related mileage 
reimbursement ($0.35/mile), but no fringe benefits. See below to 
apply.   TO APPLY: 1) Download and read: 2015 MAPS Internship 
Information Packet: 
http://www.birdpop.org/DownloadDocuments/MAPS_InternInfo_2015.pdf 
(applicable to intern and biologist applicants)  2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2015, preferably via email as a single attachment; otherwise via mail or 
fax to: LAUREN HELTON, The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 
1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436. FX: 415-663-9482, 
EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org).

MAPS VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS: We seek motivated, enthusiastic volunteers 
in good physical condition with a strong desire to learn more about 
birds and natural history. Positions are available in Yosemite National 
Park, CA. Internships begin May 7 and run through August 8, 2015.  All 
successful applicants are expected to face the rigors and 
unpredictability of field conditions with good humor and flexibility. 
While all internships include an intensive, two week training course in 
mist-netting, and the identification, handling, banding, and ageing and 
sexing of landbirds, prior banding experience or a background in 
wildlife biology or a closely related field is recommended. In addition, 
interns receive individual training in these techniques throughout the 
field season. Applicants with reliable vehicles are especially needed 
(trucks/SUVs not required). Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of 
$0.35/mile for project-related use. The field crew will be living at a 
Yosemite campground for the duration of the field season. A per diem of 
$25 for food and incidental expenses, amounting to $1,950 for the 
season, are provided. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of 
every 10 days in the field, contingent upon daily weather conditions and 
logistical considerations. See below to apply.   TO APPLY:  1) Download 
and read: 2015 MAPS Internship Information Packet, 
http://www.birdpop.org/DownloadDocuments/MAPS_InternInfo_2015.pdf 
(applicable to intern and biologist applicants). 2) Submit a cover 
letter, resume and contact information for 3 references, by January 15, 
2015, preferably via email as a single attachment; otherwise via mail or 
fax to: LAUREN HELTON, The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 
1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (PH: 415-663-1436, FX: 415-663-9482, 
EM: lhelton AT birdpop.org)

BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP - PIPING PLOVER at Monomoy National Wildlife 
Refuge, USFWS.  Including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. Intern must be able 
to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest start date).  Job 
Type: Volunteer Internship.  Application Deadline: Closing Date is 
January 31, 2015, however, hiring WILL begin before the closing date, so 
applying earlier is strongly recommended.  Job Description: Duties 
include but are not limited to: monitoring daily productivity from 
laying to fledging of common and roseate terns; conducting daily 
observational stints and weather observations; trapping and banding 
terns; lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian and avian); 
tagging horseshoe crabs; erecting piping plover predator exclosures; 
organized data keeping and entry; general maintenance; and educating the 
public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals.  
Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the 
position including being able to hike long distances (extensive beach 
walking) and being able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Applicants 
must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and 
easy-going, and be able to work with the public of all ages in a 
professional manner regarding sensitive conservation issues. Previous 
experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, 
data collection, bird identification, and an academic background in 
wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are 
preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a social 
security number, and a bank account located in the United States.  
Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks through the Student 
Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for all other weeks. 
Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles of the Refuge 
will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The position 
includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will spend 
time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy during 
the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the Refuge 
headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.  Internship are 16 to 18 
weeks including 10 weeks as an SCA intern. Intern must be able to start 
between 13 April and 27 April (absolute latest start date). The position 
involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules 
may exceed 40 hours per week and will vary frequently in the length of 
day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in 
one of two field camps on the island with other refuge staff for at 
least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, electricity, or running water 
in field camp. A background check will be required to gain necessary 
computer access at the Refuge.  To apply: Send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include 
email and phone number for each reference listed) by email to: (EM: 
Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send applications by mail.
Number of Openings: 1.

BIOLOGICAL INTERN  SEABIRDS AND SHOREBIRDS at Monomoy National Wildlife 
Refuge, USFWS.     Location: Monomoy NWR, Chatham, MA Duration: 
Internships are 13 to 16 weeks total including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. 
Intern must be able to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest 
start date).  Job Type: Volunteer Internship. Application Deadline: 
Closing date is January 31, 2015, however, hiring WILL begin before the 
closing date, so applying earlier is strongly recommended.     Job 
Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring daily 
productivity from laying to fledging of common and roseate terns; 
conducting daily observational stints and weather observations; trapping 
and banding terns; lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian 
and avian); tagging horseshoe crabs; erecting piping plover predator 
exclosures; organized data keeping and entry; general maintenance; and 
educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of 
individuals.     Applicants must have the ability to perform the 
physical duties of the position including being able to hike long 
distances (extensive beach walking) and being able to lift and carry at 
least 50 pounds. Applicants must be able to work with minimal 
supervision, be very independent and easy-going, and be able to work 
with the public of all ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive 
conservation issues. Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field 
work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, and 
an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental 
science or a related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid 
driver's license, a social security number, and a bank account located 
in the United States.     Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks 
through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for 
all other weeks. Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles 
of the Refuge will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The 
position includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will 
spend time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy 
during the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the 
Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.   0 pounds. 
Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent and easy-going, and be able to work with the public of all 
ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive conservation issues. 
Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp 
setting, data collection, bird identification, and an academic 
background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a 
related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's 
license, a social security number, and a bank account located in the 
United States.     Stipend will be $285 per week for 10 weeks through 
the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and $154 per week for all 
other weeks. Applicants who have a permanent address within 50 miles of 
the Refuge will not be paid outside the 10 week SCA appointment. The 
position includes free housing. For approximately 10 weeks, interns will 
spend time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy 
during the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the 
Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.   Internships are 
13 to 16 weeks total including 10 weeks as a SCA intern. Intern must be 
able to start between 4 May and 18 May (absolute latest start date). The 
position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. 
Schedules may exceed 40 hours per week and will vary frequently in the 
length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff 
will live in field camp on the island with other refuge staff for at 
least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, electricity, or running water 
in field camp. A background check will be required to gain necessary 
computer access at the Refuge.      To Apply: Send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include 
email and phone number for each reference listed) by email to (EM: 
Kate_Iaquinto AT fws.gov). DO NOT send applications by mail.     Number 
of Openings: 3

BIOLOGICAL FIELD ASSISTANT at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 
USFWS. Location: Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 
Sudbury, MA                  Duration: The assistantship is for 
approximately 26-28 weeks with a start date in mid-March or early 
April.  Job Type: Volunteer Internship. Application Deadline: Closing 
date is January 15.  Hiring may begin before the closing date so 
applying earlier is strongly recommended.     Job Description: About 
half of  the assistants time will be focused on amphibian and reptile 
projects, and wetland management including:  (1) ongoing research and 
management for Blandings turtles and northern red-bellied cooters which 
likely involves radio telemetry, trapping, nest searching and 
monitoring, and hatchling collection; (2) ongoing vernal pool 
monitoring, surveys, and research which includes egg mass counts and dip 
net surveys; (3) managing water levels in freshwater impoundments and 
monitoring/maintaining culverts at multiple sites. The other half of the 
assistants time will be spent helping with:  weekly waterbird surveys; 
vegetation surveys; mapping, monitoring, and controlling invasive plant 
species (especially water chestnut and American lotus); New England 
cottontail pellet collection surveys, acoustic bat surveys; interacting 
with the public; entering data; maintaining facilities; and conducting 
routine office work.     Requirements include: the ability to work with 
the public in a professional manner; the ability to work with minimal 
supervision and in a group; a valid driver's license; ability to hike 
long distances over rough terrain carrying 25 pounds; and enthusiasm. 
Past experience in radio telemetry, amphibian and reptile identification 
and monitoring, GPS and GIS use, and an academic background in wildlife 
or related fields are preferred.     To Apply: Send interest letter, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references to (EM:: Stephanie_Koch 
AT fws.gov).

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10+) - Colorado. Job Description: Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The positions 
will run from early May - mid July 2015 (With the possibility for 
continued employment entering and proofing data). Surveys are located on 
public and private lands and cover a vast range of elevations and 
habitats. Field biologists will have a great opportunity to see Colorado 
and will spend the summer traveling and camping throughout the state. 
Technicians will be expected to attend a mandatory paid training prior 
to beginning field work. The seven day training will be held in Colorado 
the week before the start of 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 Colorado 
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. Qualifications: Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel and expect to work long 
hours in the field. Applicants must enjoy working independently with 
multiple days of solitude. Applicants should be comfortable hiking long 
distances, hiking off trail in the dark, working in remote locations, 
making decisions independently, and driving long distances. A valid 
driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, 
basic computer skills, the ability to identify western bird species by 
sight and sound, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm are required.  
Desired qualifications include experience conducting point count 
surveys, camping, navigating in the backcountry and working on private 
lands. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are particularly encouraged 
to apply; however, RMBO may rent vehicles for qualified applicants that 
do not possess 4WD vehicles. Compensation:  Salary range is $460 -$575 
per 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.  Please visit 

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

for additional information on the monitoring program.   To apply: email 
a cover letter which describes your bird identification skills, 
experience, and dates of availability along with a resume and contact 
information for at least three references as a single word or PDF 
document to: MATTHEW MCLAREN,(EM: matthew.mclaren AT rmbo.org). I will 
begin reviewing applications in early January and positions will be 
filled as suitable applicants are found.

COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE TECHNICIAN  Employer: Idaho Department of 
Fish and Game. Job Type:  Seasonal. Location Detail: Idaho Falls, ID. 
Job Description: Two technicians needed from late March to mid-August to 
assist on a study of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse ecology in east 
Idaho. Duties will include live-trapping birds on leks with walk-in 
traps, processing birds (radio-collar attachment, banding, measurements, 
etc.), radio-telemetry, nest and brood monitoring, vegetation sampling, 
habitat mapping, raptor/corvid surveys, and data entry. Applicants must 
be capable of working early mornings (pre-dawn start times), hiking over 
uneven terrain, and walking over 5 miles per day. Applicants must also 
be comfortable driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV's in mud and snow, 
and communicating with private landowners and wind company employees. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, wildlife handling, and GPS preferred. 
Work will take place in the vicinity of operational wind farms so 
applicants must be comfortable working around and under wind turbines.  
Typical work week is Monday thru Friday (8-10 hours/day). Work may start 
as early as 4:00 or 5:00 am.  Optional shared housing is provided on Tex 
Creek Wildlife Management Area.     Qualifications:   Applicants must 
have a bachelors degree in wildlife management, biology, or a related 
field. Preference will be given to applicants with radio-telemetry 
experience or prior field research experience. A valid drivers license 
is required.      Salary: $12.31/hour.  How to Apply: 1. All applicants 
must register at the Idaho Department of Labor website, 
http://www.labor.idaho.gov or at the Idaho Falls local Department of 
Labor Office at 1515 East Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls (PH: 
208-525-7268). The job services number associated with this position is, 
ID1479607. 2. Mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact info for 
3 references to: MATT PROETT, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 4279 
Commerce Circle Idaho Falls, ID 83401, (PH: 208-525-7290 (office), 
208-390-0619 (cell), EM: matt.proett AT idfg.idaho.gov). Deadline: 16 
Jan 2015.

AVIAN RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS (7): Bird-banding and nest-monitoring 
internships at the Palomarin Field Station.  Organization: Point Blue 
Conservation Science (formerly PRBO).  Location: Bolinas, CA. Avian 
Research Internships (7): Bird-banding and nest-monitoring internships 
at the Palomarin Field Station.  Interns needed at Point Blue 
Conservation Science's Palomarin Field Station on the Marin County 
coast, north of San Francisco, in Point Reyes National Seashore.  We 
have been studying songbirds at the Palomarin Field Station since 1966, 
with special focus on the demographics of Wrentits and Song Sparrows. 
Intern positions are primarily for nest searching and territory mapping 
or for mist-netting and banding in coastal scrub, Douglas-fir forest and 
riparian habitats. Interns will become proficient in landbird monitoring 
techniques and learn about various aspects of avian ecology, 
conservation science, natural history, and climate-smart conservation 
(e.g., hands-on and via scientific literature). Responsibilities may 
also include habitat assessment, plant phenology monitoring, conducting 
area search surveys, resighting color banded birds, public outreach, and 
an independent project. Banding interns may participate in the North 
American Banding Council bander certification process. All internships 
include data entry. Expect long hours in the field and office. Duration: 
Mar to Jul/Aug 2015. Qualifications: Self-motivation, a sense of humor, 
and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are required. 
Participants must be able to work independently as well as in groups. 
Exposure to poison oak is unavoidable. A functioning pair of binoculars 
is required. Some of our internships require the use of a personal 
vehicle, current proof of insurance, and a driver's license. Any use of 
personal vehicles will be reimbursed at a standard per-mile rate. 
Compensation: This is a voluntary training position that includes a 
stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($850 per month, 
gross).  On-site housing is provided. To Apply: email a letter of 
interest to RENE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 
415.868.0655 ext 316) describing previous experience with field 
research, specific dates of availability, and whether or not you have a 
vehicle; a resume; and contact information for three references (please 
also note if applying to other positions within Point Blue). 
Applications are accepted until all positions filled.

2015 JOSEPH GRINNELL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD -- The Cooper Ornithological 
Society is offering a single award of $2500 to support a Ph.D. graduate 
students in their first or second year of enrollment (enrolled after 
August of 2013). Projects that deal with conservation issues in avian 
biology should be directed to the Mewaldt-King Research Awards Committee 
of the Cooper Ornithological Society. Students may not submit a proposal 
to both award committees in the same year, and must be a member of COS 
to be eligible. Proposals must be submitted electronically on or before 
15 JANUARY 2015. Students lacking internet access may submit printed 
copies of their materials via mail (postmarked by 15 January 2015; see 
mailing address below) and should include a self-addressed envelope to 
facilitate notification of the committee's decision. Electronic copies 
submitted on floppy disks via postal service will NOT be accepted.  To 
apply for the award, the student should submit one copy of: (1) A short 
research proposal (no longer than 1800 words; see format below); (2) 
His/her most current curriculum vitae, and (3) A letter of support from 
his/her major faculty advisor. It is encouraged that materials be 
submitted as attachments via email directly to the chair of the 
committee (below). Acceptable electronic file formats are Word, rich 
text format, and pdf files. Files in other formats will not be accepted. 
Files should be named using the student's last name and first initial 
(e.g., SmithC_proposal.pdf; SmithC_cv.pdf). Please include "Grinnell 
Award" in the subject heading of the email. The letter of support should 
be submitted separately by the applicant's major faculty advisor. The 
letter should address the qualifications of the applicant and the 
importance of the research project. This letter must also state the 
academic semester or quarter in which the applicant first entered the 
Ph.D. program. Otherwise the application will not be considered.  
Research Proposal Format: 1)  Abstract;  2) Introduction, including: (a) 
objectives with specific hypotheses to be tested (b) summary of any work 
completed to date (c) relation to present knowledge (d) significance;  
3) Proposed methods, analyses, and timetable;   4) Literature cited. The 
complete proposal abstract and text, including literature cited, may not 
be longer than 1800 words (approximately 5 pages, double-spaced).  Send 
applications and queries to:   SCOTT STOLESON, Ph.D. USDA Forest 
Service. Northern Research Station. PO Box 267. Irvine, PA 16329 (EM: 
sstoleson AT fs.fed.us).

EDUCATION COORDINATOR,  HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP)  The 
City of Cannon Beach seeks qualified applicants for the Education 
Coordinator position for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
This part-time position runs February - June 2015 (with the potential to 
be extended to October) under the supervision of HRAP Coordinator. 
Description: The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship 
and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, 
through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the Marine 
Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. 
Duties: The Education Coordinator supports HRAPs mission by: serving as 
a Rocky Shore Interpreter on the beach at Haystack Rock (30%); 
scheduling and coordinating field trip programs and other visiting 
groups (30-40%); and assisting HRAP Coordinator off the beach with 
program events, maintenance and education development (30-40%). Beach 
schedule varies daily around low tide, therefore applicants must be 
willing to work early mornings, middays, evenings and weekends. Work 
schedules are coordinated one month in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 
full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time seasonal Staff Interpreters and 
80-100 community volunteers.  Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a 
related field, valid drivers license, good written and verbal 
communication skills, exercise of judgment, initiative, attention to 
detail and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred.  Salary: $13/hour. 
Position is part-time (averaging 25 hours/week, not to exceed 1,000 
hours total). Busiest months are April-August. To apply: Send a 
completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: Samantha Ferber, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: 5 January 2014.

ROCKY SHORE INTERPRETER HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP)  The 
City of Cannon Beach is seeking qualified applicants for Rocky Shore 
Interpreters for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). These 
seasonal, part-time positions run March through September under the 
supervision of the HRAP Coordinator.  Description: HRAP is a stewardship 
and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, 
through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the Marine 
Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.  
Duties: Rocky Shore Interpreters educate the public about intertidal and 
seabird ecology, support school field trip programs in May and June, 
promote stewardship, redirect visitors engaging in prohibited 
activities, set-up and break down HRAPs mobile education unit, collect 
accurate data, and maintain equipment off the beach. Beach program 
schedule varies daily around low tide, therefore applicants must be 
willing to work early mornings, middays, evenings and weekends. Work 
schedules are coordinated one month in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 
full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time seasonal staff and 80-100 
community volunteers. Requirements: High School graduate, valid drivers 
license, strong work-ethic, good communication skills, exercise of 
judgment, initiative, and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred. 
Salary: $10-11.50/hour; depending upon experience. Position is part-time 
(< 30hrs/ week), seasonal, temporary and not eligible for benefits. 
Start Dates: As soon as March, but no later than June. Interviews will 
begin in January and will continue until all positions are filled.  To 
apply: Send a completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR

LEAD ROCKY SHORE INTERPRETER- HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP) -- 
The City of Cannon Beach is seeking qualified applicants for two Lead 
Rocky Shore Interpreters for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
These seasonal, parttime positions run February through September under 
the supervision of the HRAP Coordinator. Description: HRAP is a 
stewardship and environmental educational program whose mission is to 
protect, through education, the intertidal and seabird ecology of the 
Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack 
Rock.  Duties: Lead Rocky Shore Interpreters will be responsible for 
leading staff and volunteers on the beach during low tide education 
programs. Rocky Shore Interpreters educate the public about intertidal 
and seabird ecology, support school field trip programs in May and June, 
promote stewardship, redirect visitors engaging in prohibited 
activities, set-up and break down HRAPs mobile education unit, collect 
accurate data, and maintain equipment off the beach. Leads must be able 
to commit to 3-4 days a week. Beach program schedule varies daily around 
low tide, therefore applicants must be willing to work early mornings, 
middays, evenings and weekends. Work schedules are coordinated in 
advance. HRAPs team includes 1 full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time 
seasonal staff and 80-100 community volunteers.  Requirements: High 
School graduate, valid drivers license, strong work-ethic, good 
communication skills, exercise of judgment, initiative, and teamwork. 
Relevant experience preferred.   Salary: $12-13/hour; depending upon 
experience. Position is part-time (< 30 hrs/week), seasonal, temporary 
and not eligible for benefits.  Start Dates: Training will begin in 
February. Everyday beach programs begin in March.  To apply: Send a 
completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email: (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: January 5th, 2015.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR- HAYSTACK ROCK AWARENESS PROGRAM (HRAP) -- The 
City of Cannon Beach seeks qualified applicants for the Volunteer 
Coordinator position for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP). 
This part-time position runs February - October 2015 under the 
supervision of HRAP Coordinator. Description: The Haystack Rock 
Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental educational 
program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal 
and seabird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National 
Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.  Duties: The Volunteer Coordinator 
supports HRAPs mission by: serving as a Rocky Shore Interpreter on the 
beach at Haystack Rock (30%); recruiting, training and scheduling 
volunteers for beach programs and educational events (40%); and 
assisting HRAP Coordinator off the beach with program events, 
maintenance and development (30%). Beach schedule varies daily around 
low tide, therefore applicants must be willing to work early mornings, 
middays, evenings and weekends. Work schedules are coordinated one month 
in advance. HRAPs team includes 1 full-time Coordinator, 1 part-time 
Volunteer Coordinator, 1 part-time Education Coordinator, 8-10 part-time 
seasonal Staff Interpreters and 80-100 community volunteers. 
Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a related field, valid drivers 
license, good written and verbal communication skills, exercise of 
judgment, initiative, and teamwork. Relevant experience preferred. 
Salary: $13/hour. Position is part-time (averaging 25 hours/week, not to 
exceed 1,000 hours total). Busiest months are April-August. To apply: 
Send a completed City application (available at 
http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us) along with your cover letter or CV, 
resume and at least three references to: SAMANTHA FERBER, HRAP 
coordinator, City of Cannon Beach, PO Box 368, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 or 
email: (EM: hrap AT ci.cannon-beach.or.us). The City of Cannon Beach is 
an equal opportunity employer.  Deadline: 5 January 2015.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Climate change impacts to Arctic 
breeding birds  I am accepting applications for a postdoctoral research 
associate to lead studies evaluating how climate-driven changes in 
habitat conditions have affected breeding bird populations in the 
boreal-Arctic ecotone of western Alaska. This research will provide 
specialized analyses of wildlife-habitat relationships that combine bird 
survey data collected across the Seward Peninsula during two time 
periods, 1988-1992 and 2012-2014, with biotic and abiotic habitat 
conditions at multiple spatial scales, including new landcover datasets 
corresponding to survey periods. No field work is required and the duty 
location will be Bozeman, Montana. The successful candidate will be 
required to produce 2 manuscripts suitable for publication in 
peer-reviewed journals. The first paper will use hierarchical abundance 
models to evaluate the relationships between multi-scale vegetation 
conditions and local abundance of breeding birds during the two time 
periods. Shifts in local and range wide abundance will be derived from 
modeled parameters during each time period to identify species and areas 
where changes have occurred during the last 25 years. In the second 
paper, we will use multispecies occupancy models to evaluate local and 
broad-scale changes in avian community size and structure during the 
last 25 years. The results of these studies will provide critical 
information to federal and state wildlife and land management agencies 
in Alaska. Qualifications:  1. Ph.D. in Ecology, wildlife biology, 
statistics, or related quantitative field,  2. Strong programming skills 
(R, BUGS) with demonstrated knowledge of hierarchical models and their 
application to bird survey data,  3 .Proficiency with geographic 
information systems,  4. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to 
publish in peer-reviewed journals,  5. Excellent writing and 
communication skills,  6. The ability to work independently and under 
limited supervision as well as collaboratively  Salary:  Competitive + 
benefits.  Start date: 1 Feb 2015. Last date to apply:31 Dec 2014.  To 
Apply: Please email a cover letter addressing each of the 
qualifications, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 
references to:     LANCE MCNEW, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Wildlife 
Habitat Ecology,  Department of Animal & Range Sciences,  211 Animal 
Bioscience Building, Montana State University,  Bozeman, MT 59717-2900  
(PH: 406-994-6645, EM: lance.mcnew AT montana.edu).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (8) - Barred Owl Occupancy Surveys - Pacific 
Northwest  at USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. 
Location:  One of four locations: Cle Elum (WA), Corvallis (OR), 
Roseburg (OR), or Willow Creek (CA).  Duration:  March 1, 2015 through 
August 27, 2015 .Job Type:  Seasonal.  Application Deadline:  2 Jan 
/2015.  Job Description:  The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem 
Science Center, Corvallis Research Group, is seeking eight (8) 
full-time, seasonal field technicians (GS-05) to assist on a large-scale 
study evaluating the competitive impacts of barred owls on population 
demography of northern spotted owls in the Pacific Northwest. Primary 
responsibilities include collecting, organizing, and summarizing data 
obtained during nighttime occupancy surveys of barred owls and spotted 
owls. Successful applicants should expect to spend approximately 85% of 
time performing field surveys, while the remaining 15% will involve data 
entry and other office tasks. Each technician must be able to work under 
the supervision of a crew leader and have strong teamwork skills, but 
he/she will be primarily conducting data collection independently at 
night following an established protocol. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on primitive forest roads at night and 
navigating steep terrain on foot to access survey sites in the day. 
Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld 
GPS units, are essential. This is a full time, seasonal (6-month) 
appointment not to exceed 180 days. Two positions will be based in each 
of the four study areas listed above; applicants should state their top 
two location preferences in their application materials (see below).  
Qualifications:  To qualify for a GG-5 you need 9 months of field survey 
experience OR 3 years of sub-professional work experience OR 3 years of 
college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled 
(equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or 
field work experience. Subprofessional experience consists of working as 
a technician or aid in the field or in a laboratory or similar 
environment. EQUIVALENT COMBINATIONS OF SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED EDUCATION 
AND EXPERIENCE ARE QUALIFYING. Previous experience working with spotted 
owls and/or barred owls is highly desirable, but not required.  Number 
of Openings:  8. To Apply: 1) Submit one of the following forms of 
application: (a) rsum or (b) OF-612, Optional Application for Federal 
Employment, OR (c) other written format (Electronic submissions 
acceptable). Applicants must include beginning and ending dates and 
hours worked per week for each position listed on resume. Cover letter 
is optional, but recommended. 2) Submit a copy of your college 
transcripts (unofficial acceptable) to document all education used for 
position qualification. To claim 5 point Veteran's Preference, a D D-214 
showing character of discharge is required. If claiming 10 point 
Veteran's Preference, a SF-15 with proof of claim is required. Submit 
applications to: MICHELLE SCHATZ USGS-BRD-Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem 
Science Center 777 NW 9th St, Suite 400 Corvallis, Oregon 97330 (EM: 
michelle_schatz AT usgs.gov FX: 541-750-1066) applications must be 
received by the closing date of the announcement to be considered The 
USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will 
be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to 
race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, 
non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other 
non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to 
applicants with disabilities. For more information about the position 
please contact: KRISTA LEWICKI, Wildlife Biologist U.S. Geological 
Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Corvallis, OR 97331 
(PH: 541-750-0964 EM: kelewicki AT usgs.gov).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS  at Humboldt State University/US Fish and Wildlife 
Service.  Location: Central California Coast.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2015.  Job Description: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- 
WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS Wildlife technicians (up to 6 positions; pending 
available funding) are being sought to work on a seabird restoration and 
monitoring project for Common Murres (Uria aalge) and other seabirds 
along the central California coast. Two types of positions will be 
filled: Site Leader and Biotech. This project is conducted cooperatively 
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (San Francisco Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge Complex), Humboldt State University, and other public 
and private organizations. The purpose of the restoration project is to 
aid in restoring murre colonies that have suffered damage from oil 
spills, human disturbance, and other anthropogenic factors. Successful 
applicants must be willing to work long hours, on weekends, and in 
inclement weather. Main job duties will include conducting population 
and productivity surveys on Common Murres, Brandts Cormorants and other 
species, documenting human and natural disturbances to seabirds, 
database entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports. Other duties 
may include counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting 
surveys of nesting seabirds from boat, or other tasks as assigned. 
Preference may be given to applicants with prior field experience with 
seabird or other wildlife monitoring techniques or census techniques. 
Additional evaluation may be based on the applicants knowledge and 
experience with computer use, databases, and report preparation. 
Applicants for Site Leader positions must demonstrate evidence of their 
ability to work independently and ability to provide leadership. 
Qualifications: Requirements: 1) Bachelors degree in wildlife, 
biological sciences, or related discipline with an interest in wildlife 
biology, restoration, or behavior; 2) current drivers license with good 
driving record; 3) ability to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 
40 lbs.; 4) ability to hike or bike to certain field sites; and 5) 
ability to work at the tops of steep cliffs. Applicants must submit: 1) 
a signed cover letter; 2) rsum; and 3) names and phone numbers of two 
professional references. For further information, contact ALLISON FULLER 
(EM: 510-792-0222 ext. 225 EM: Allison.Fuller AT humboldt.edu). 
Applicants must indicate the position(s) they are applying for (Site 
Leader, Biotech, or both). No email applications will be accepted.  
Number of Openings: 6.  To Apply: Duration: Approx. Late March or early 
April to August 2015 Housing may be provided at field sites during the 
period of about mid-April to late July. Employer: Humboldt State 
University Sponsored Programs Foundation Send to: ALLISON FULLER U. S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service San Francisco Bay NWR Complex 1 Marshlands Rd. 
Fremont, CA 94555 U.S.A. Closing Date: Applications must be postmarked 
by 17 January 2015 to receive full consideration. Applications 
postmarked after this date may or may not be considered depending upon 
position availability. *No email applications will be accepted.

BIOLOGIST SUPERVISOR  at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and 
Fisheries.  Location: Lafayette, Louisiana.  Duration: Open - Job 
Appointment.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 30 Dec 2014.  
Job Description: Please refer to job description within associated link 
Additional Preferences: 1.) Strong knowledge of coastal birds (life 
history) and associated communities within northern Gulf of Mexico 2.) 
Proficient in technical writing 3.) Can work independently as well as 
part of a team Qualifications: Minimum Qualification: B.S. in Biological 
Sciences. Preference: MS or PhD To Apply: 

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Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 16, 2014
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:49:19 -0500
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FIELD TECHNICIAN  The Great Basin Bird Observatory is seeking 
applications for up to six field technician positions to conduct bird 
surveys, mortality surveys, and related work at a solar power generating 
facility near Tonopah Nevada. Candidates should have demonstrated bird 
survey and bird identification skills, and ideally should have 
experience with mortality surveys or similar kinds of compliance 
monitoring. A high level of attention to detail and adherence to 
protocol is mandatory. Additional skills required include use of GPS 
units and strong data entry and data QC skills. GIS experience is useful 
but not required. Applicants must have a valid drivers license. This 
work will begin in mid- to late-February 2015 and continue until at 
least June 2015. However, work on the project may continue year round, 
and the possibility of ongoing employment exists for suitably qualified 
applicants. Apartment-style lodging and vehicles for field work are 
provided. Salary is $2,200 - $2,500 / month, depending on experience and 
assigned duties. Please send cover letters and CVs to JOHN BOONE, Great 
Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT gbbo.org)

GOLDEN EAGLE FIELD TECHNICIANS  The Great Basin Bird Observatory is 
seeking applications for up to Golden Eagle field technicians. Duties 
will include monitoring eagle nests in various locations around Nevada 
using cameras and direct ground-based observation, along with conducting 
prey surveys and assisting with data entry and analysis. Occasional 
airborne surveys may be required as well. Candidates should ideally have 
experience with raptor work, but others may be considered if they have 
demonstrated expertise in other aspects of avian field biology. 
Additional skills required include use of GPS units and strong data 
entry and data QC skills. GIS experience is useful but not required. 
Applicants must have a valid drivers license. This work will begin in 
early February 2015 and continue until at least June 2015. Vehicles for 
field work are provided. At least some camping is required, but lodging 
is provided at other times. Salary is $2,200 / month. Please send cover 
letters and CVs to JOHN BOONE, Great Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT 
gbbo.org)

MS ASSISTANTSHIP, BENDIRE'S THRASHER at New Mexico State University. Web 
Address: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/ Duration: 2  years. Job 
Type: Graduate Student. # of Positions: 1. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We have an immediate opening for an outstanding 
student to pursue MS research on the distribution, habitat associations 
and nest survival of Bendires Thrasher in New Mexico. This bird is 
currently experiencing strong population declines throughout its range. 
This is a collaborative project between New Mexico State University and 
the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Duties will include 
surveying for Bendires Thrasher across its New Mexico range, 
identifying nest locations, monitoring nest survival and examining 
habitat associations at use and non-use sites. Long hours in the field 
during the breeding season is required. The position will be posted 
until a successful candidate is found, however, applicant review will 
begin December 19th. The successful candidate should be able to start no 
later than February 1, 2015. Start date is contingent on availability of 
funding. Qualifications: BS in Wildlife, ecology or related field. The 
ideal candidate will have excellent bird identification skills (sight 
and sound), previous field experience, be able to work independently, 
travel extensively during the breeding season often camping, and have 
strong communication skills. Demonstrated skills in GIS would also be an 
asset. Compensation: $21,200/yr Application Instructions: Application 
material should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes 
information on why you are qualified for this position, 2) all 
undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), 3) 
resume or cv, and 4) GRE scores. Please send this information to Dr. 
MARTHA DESMOND (EM: mdesmond AT nmsu.edu), Department of Fish, Wildlife 
and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University.

PAID INTERNSHIP POSITIONS available at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center. Internship program title: Bridging the Americas/Unidos por las 
Aves . Description: Assist with a cross-cultural, conservation 
education program called Bridging the Americas/Unidos por las Aves which 
partners elementary and middle school classes in the United States 
(primarily in the Washington, DC area) with classes in Latin America. 
Students in the partnered classes learn about the migratory birds that 
connect their communities, the need to protect the far-flung habitats 
these birds depend on, and about each others country and culture. 
Participating teachers are provided with the tools and support needed to 
use long-distance migratory birds as an engaging theme for 
cross-curricular teaching. This program is administered by the 
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, located at the National Zoo in 
Washington, DC. Primary duties and responsibilities: Interns will have 
the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the management and 
implementation of this program, including but not limited to: crafting, 
evaluating, translating and/or adapting educational materials, outreach 
presentations, and web-based tools for teachers and students in the US 
and Latin America; facilitating communications between partnered classes 
in the US and Latin America; planning workshops and other professional 
development opportunities for teachers; delivering presentations to 
participating classes; entering and analyzing pre and post survey data 
to evaluate what students are learning as a result of participating; 
organizing outreach and fundraising events. Specific projects will be 
designed to match the interns strengths, interests and goals. A project 
report must be submitted upon completion of internship. Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent written and oral 
communication skills in both Spanish and English; knowledge of birds and 
relevant conservation issues; familiarity with Latin American cultures; 
and at least three years of relevant undergraduate coursework. Latino 
candidates are encouraged to apply. Term of appointment and stipend: 
Three to six months commitment with the potential for extension; 24-32 
hours per week. Stipend ranges from $1280-$1720 per month. When to 
apply: Ongoing. Interested applicants are urged to apply as soon as 
possible. To apply: Send the following to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center (EM: smbc AT si.edu): 1) Cover letter; 2) resume; 3) transcripts 
from your current and/or previous institutions (unofficial transcripts 
are acceptable); 4) writing samples- one in English, one in Spanish; 5) 
contact information for two references. Cover letter should indicate how 
this internship relates to educational or career goals. Please indicate 
when you would be available to start, and the desired number of hours 
per week. *Funding for these internship positions are made possible by a 
grant from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian 
Latino Center.

MAINE SUMMER SEABIRD TECHNICIAN at Maine Coastal Islands National 
Wildlife Refuge. Website: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecoastal/ and 
the blog describing the experiences of previous island researchers at 
http://mainecoastalislands.wordpress.com/ Location: Islands along the 
Maine Coast. Duration: 3 months. Job Types: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2015. Job Description: 
Seabird species to be studied include: common, Arctic, and roseate 
terns, common eider, laughing gulls, black guillemot, Leach's 
storm-petrel, Atlantic puffin, and razorbills. While living on the 
islands, researchers will: conduct an annual census of all nesting 
seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, trap and 
band adult seabirds, band chicks, read adult bands, monitor and control 
predators and competitors and island invasive plant work. Applicants 
must be willing to commit to 12 weeks between May 11 - August 14, 2015. 
Two start dates May 11th and May 26th, please state availability on 
cover letter. With the exception of one (2-3 day) break, you will be 
living on the island for the entire 12-week period. Housing is provided 
in lighthouse keepers' houses or cabins, with propane lights and 
refrigerators, limited solar electricity for computers, but no running 
water. Pay: $200  375 weekly depending on experience, to cover food and 
other expenses. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, a US Citizen, 
have a Social Security Number, and a US Bank account for electronic 
payments. Qualifications: Applicants must be able to get along well with 
others, as they will be working and living together in a remote setting 
with limited amenities. Applicants will work outdoors in variable 
weather conditions, and need to be able to hike over rugged, uneven 
terrain and lift and carry 50 pounds. We are looking for people who are 
willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic and can 
function well independently. Previous experience with birds desired but 
not required. Hunting and trapping experience would be helpful for 
predator control. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and 
contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and 
phone numbers) to (EM: Michael_Langlois AT fws.gov). Michael may be 
reached at (PH: 207-594-0600 ext. 3). Selection will begin in February 
until the positions are filled. We encourage early applications.

TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SPRING HAWK WATCH COUNTER  Location: State College, PA 
Duration: February 23-April 30 (earlier end date is negotiable). Job 
Type: Seasonal/Temporary. Application Deadline: Open until filled . Job 
Description: Located in Pennsylvanias ridge-and-valley province near 
State College, Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch is the premier Spring Golden 
Eagle migration watch site in the East. We are seeking a Hawk Counter 
that can provide accurate raptor identification and reporting, while 
providing informal interpretation to site visitors. While the position 
requires a great deal of independence, it will be supported by staff 
from Shavers Creek Environmental Center and the State College Bird 
Club. A two-day training will be provided prior to count to familiarize 
the counter with the history and population trends of the Hawk Watch, as 
well as interpretive training and an orientation to serving as an 
ambassador for Shavers Creek and the State College Bird Club. Early 
season weather is often harsh and very cold, with few people visiting 
the site in these conditions. A dedicated, self-motivated individual who 
can both work well with people and endure challenging conditions is a 
must. The position requires six count days a week, though the count may 
be cancelled in unsuitable conditions. Site access requires 4-5 mile 
drive (on state-maintained roads) to the ridgetop, followed by a .6 mile 
trail to the count site. For more information on the hawk watch, visit: 
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org Duties include conducting 
the daily count, interacting with visitors, completion of field data 
forms, and posting daily results to the HawkCount, website and State 
College Bird Club listserv. The counter is also expected to conduct 
themselves in a professional manner as a representative both Shavers 
Creek Environmental Center and the State College Bird Club. Preparing 
and conducting an end of season presentation is required. Salary and 
Housing: $3,350 (housing allowance available if needed). Qualifications: 
Applicant must possess strong raptor and general bird identification 
skills, including aging, and prior hawkwatch experience is preferred. 
While not required, previous environmental interpretation skills are 
ideal, but a passion for connecting raptor and habitat conservation to 
the community is essential. Must have a valid drivers license and 
transportation to and from the hawkwatch location. Must be computer 
literate and capable of entering and managing data (computer access will 
be provided.) To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and reference list to 
JASON BEALE (EM: jab318 AT psu.edu) Applications will be reviewed as 
accepted, and position may be offered ahead of the application deadline.

FIELD BIOLOGIST AND DETECTION DOG HANDLER  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. 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. Fax: (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 INTERNS FOR BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER RESEARCH needed 
approx. April 23  July 23, 2015 (exact dates TBD), in the northern 
Sierra Nevada. Duties will include conducing broadcast surveys, nest 
searching, nest monitoring, and probably using radio-telemetry to follow 
and study foraging birds. Applicants should be physically fit and able 
to move quickly in difficult terrain. Previous experience conducting 
bird surveys, monitoring nests, tracking animals with radio-telemetry, 
or quantifying forest characteristics is desirable but not required; 
applicants with experience conducting ecological fieldwork of any sort 
in rugged environments will be preferred. A personal vehicle is highly 
desirable but not strictly required. Shared housing and project-related 
mileage reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and 
general living expenses (amounts to $975 per month). Send cover letter, 
resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, (EM: 
mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org) website: 
http://www.birdpop.org/interns/BBT15.htm. Electronic submissions are 
preferred; if that is not possible please call or email to obtain 
appropriate mailing address.

CREW LEADER FOR RIPARIAN BIRD SURVEYS AND BUMBLE BEE SURVEYS in burned 
and unburned forest in the northern Sierra Nevada, CA, needed approx. 
May 18-August 18, 2015 (exact dates TBD). This independent contractor 
position will involve conducting avian point counts, mist-netting 
riparian birds, and collecting blood samples; and supervising a small 
crew conducting bumble bee surveys, which will involve capturing and 
handling bees. Training will be provided in bee survey techniques and 
identification, but successful applicant must already be qualified to 
conduct avian point counts, target-net songbirds, and collect songbird 
blood samples without supervision. Other requirements include past 
supervisory experience, previous ecological fieldwork in rugged 
environments, and a personal vehicle suitable for fieldwork. Applicants 
should be physically fit enough to conduct surveys for approx. 8 hrs. 
per day in rugged terrain. Shared housing and project-related mileage 
reimbursement is provided, along with $2,600 per month. Send cover 
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, 
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop DOT org) website: 
http://www.birdpop.org/downloaddocuments/MRR%20crew%20leader.pdf. 
Electronic submissions are preferred; if that is not possible, please 
call (PH: 360-461-2294) or email to obtain appropriate mailing address.

AVIAN BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN - Bird Banding Laboratory Location: USGS 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. Background: IAP World 
Services, Inc. has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Avian 
Biological Technician to perform contract work at the USGS Patuxent 
Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. IAP World Services is the on-site 
technical services contractor and supports PWRC by hiring and managing 
qualified individuals to support long and near-term research projects. 
Position Description: This work will support the Bird Banding Laboratory 
(BBL) at PWRC. BBL staff process approximately 1.5 million banding 
records and 100,000 band encounter records annually, performing numerous 
editing and quality control functions to ensure that these data meet 
appropriate data quality standards. The selected candidate will provide 
biological and mapping expertise that can be applied to the data 
management processes of the BBL and maintain the overall quality of the 
bird banding and band encounter data used for research, management, and 
conservation of migratory bird populations. Specific tasks include:  
Provide data quality assurance/quality control and data management 
support to incorporate historic 50-stop avian point count data into the 
active data set. A knowledge of North American avian population 
distribution, natural history, and ecology is necessary to evaluate 
geographic and temporal validity of historic (196601996) BBS avian point 
count data  Conduct breeding season avian point counts in various 
habitats and locations  Conduct quality assurance and quality control 
procedures on contemporary BBS avian point count data and related 
environmental variables collected as part of the BBS and related 
research projects Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in ecology, 
biology, or other appropriate discipline, with an emphasis on 
ornithology; masters degree preferred. Demonstrable experience with 
conducting avian point count surveys. Knowledgeable of the seasonal 
distributions of North American birds. Working knowledge of MS SQL 2008 
and mapping products including Google Earth and Google Maps. Contact: 
Interested candidates may apply at http://www.iapws.com by clicking on 
the Careers button and selecting the Scientific link in the Jobs by 
Category area. The position is listed as an Avian Biological 
Technician, Requisition Number 16069BR.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN at West Virginia University. Location: 
West Virginia. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 6 Feb 2015. Job Description: Three technicians are 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, tree sampling, 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 four will 
be living in a house (full kitchen, living room, etc.) adjacent to a DNR 
office on Stonewall Jackson Lake. The housing is approximately 15 
minutes from Weston, WV, 25 minutes from Buckhannon, WV, and 1 hour 
south of Morgantown. Some camping for one to two nights at a time is 
possible (optional). Start date is approximately April 20, 2015 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. Pay is 
$1500-2000/month DOE. 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 drivers license and a clean 
driving record. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references in one PDF document 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. Hiring through WVU can take 2-3 months.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS at The Center for Native Grasslands 
Management, The University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KS, PA, TN. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. 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 (Scott City, KS; Hiwassee, TN; Cambridge Springs, PA). There 
will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment 
will depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring and 
need. 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, bobolink, 
field sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, 
Cassins sparrow, savannah 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. 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).

(UPDATED) VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - Lance-tailed Manakin behavioral 
ecology in Panama at Florida State University. Website: 
http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/ Location: Isla Boca Brava, Chiriqui, Panama. 
Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 18 Dec 2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD 
ASSISTANTS (2-3): behavioral ecology of lance-tailed manakins in Panama. 
Two positions are available 15 Feb to 20 Jun 2015 for an ongoing 
behavioral study of female mate choice and male display behavior in 
lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) in Panama. Females of 
this small, lekking bird shop among males that display in cooperative 
pairs on dispersed display territories. Successful applicants will be 
involved in work investigating questions such as how indirect genetic 
benefits affect female mate choice and maternal investment, why dominant 
males tolerate subordinate cooperators, and how male experience affects 
display performance. Responsibilities will include resighting 
color-banded birds, daily maintenance of an automated detection system, 
conducting many hour-long behavioral observations at display sites, 
nest-searching through dense secondary-growth dry tropical forest, and 
mistnetting birds for banding and blood sampling, as well as data entry 
and organizational tasks. Experience in one or more of these areas is 
strongly preferred. Applicants should have a very strong interest in 
animal behavior, birds, and field biology. The full field crew includes 
4-5 adults and one two-year-old (!) who will live and work on a remote 
island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing with close 
quarters, and can expect to have limited internet access and cell phone 
reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or living 
in close quarters is highly desirable. Qualifications: **Updated to 
include financial support for travel to Panama** Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, and emotionally grounded. Expect to work 
long days (6am-6pm six days a week), be woken at 4 am by howler monkeys 
on a regular basis, and see some amazing bird behavior. A sense of 
humor, positive attitude, and ability to work independently, and 
willingness to accommodate unpredictable changes is especially important 
as this years research team includes a 2-year-old child. Conversational 
Spanish ability is strongly preferred for this position. Food, housing, 
round-trip airfare (up to $700) and required transportation within 
Panama will be provided. Assistants are required provide their own snake 
gaiters ($50-100), and complete online animal care and use training 
shortly after being hired.For more information on the research, see 
(URL: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). To apply, send: 1) 
coverletter explaining your motivation and suitability to work on this 
project, 2) resume, and 3) email and phone numbers of three references 
familiar with your field skills, personality, and motivation to: DR. 
EMILY DUVAL, Florida State University Department of Biological Science, 
(EM: ehduval AT bio.fsu.edu). Please use the subject line Lance-tailed 
Manakin field assistant application. Review of applications will 
continue until positions are filled.

SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST at Smithsonian Institution/Colorado State 
University. Location: Channel Islands, Ventura, California. Duration: 
3.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: Field technician is needed to work closely with a PhD 
student studying morphological and genetic variation among Song Sparrows 
on the California Channel Islands (Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, 
and San Miguel Island). The position will involve assisting with mist 
netting, banding, and measurement of Song Sparrows and other passerines. 
Duties also include collecting environmental data, performing 
observational studies of banded birds, and entering data into a computer 
database each day. Islands are remote and accessible only by boat or by 
airplane. The field technician will be living in close quarters with 
other island researchers. Housing, utilities, and transportation within 
and between islands will be provided. Pets are not permitted. Field 
technician will be responsible for his/her own food and may be asked to 
plan resources accordingly to remain on an island for one month at a 
time. Approximate start date: March 20, 2015; approximate end date: July 
1, 2015. Qualifications: * Experience mist-netting, handling, and 
collecting blood samples from small passerines * Good color vision and 
experience working with birds outside of the classroom * Ability to hike 
long distances every day, rain or shine, in remote, rugged, and steep 
terrain * A valid U.S. drivers license and the ability to drive a 4WD, 
manual transmission vehicle * Positive and self-motivated with a good 
sense of humor. Cooking skills are a plus! To Apply: Send cover letter, 
CV, and contact information for 2 job references to MAYBELLENE GAMBOA 
(EM: CISongSparrows AT gmail.com). Please include all application 
materials as a single email attachment. Put SOSP Field Technician in 
the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed in the order 
received, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN at Virginia Tech Location: 
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Duration: 3.5 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2015. Job Description: Field 
technician needed from beginning/mid-Feb to mid-May to assist a PhD 
student studying dispersal behavior of endangered red-cockaded 
woodpeckers in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Duties will include 
following and observing juvenile Red-Cockaded Woodpecker social behavior 
using radio-telemetry, GPS, and spotting scopes. Technician will also 
help capture birds to attach or remove transmitters. Work will be 
performed both independently and in close association with the PhD 
student. Technician must be able to run after birds as they prospect 
through the forest. Days will be long and begin before dawn. Study sites 
are located in beautiful longleaf pine forests on the coast of North 
Carolina, with a variety of pocosins and pitcher plant bogs. Housing 
(fully furnished house shared with the PhD student) and a field vehicle 
will be provided. Position will start in early to mid-February. Salary 
will be $10  11/ hour depending on experience. Qualifications: All 
applicants must have experience using radio-telemetry. Ideal candidates 
will have, 1) a Masters degree in biology, wildlife or another similar 
topic, 2) experience using radio-telemetry with small birds, 3) 
experience quickly and accurately re-sighting unique color-bands, and 4) 
be well organized and responsible while recording field data and 
observations. Previous experience working with Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers 
or other avian cooperative breeders is a plus, but not required. 
Applicants must have a valid drivers license and be able and willing to 
pass a background check. To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing 
your relevant experience, resume, and contact information for 3 
references by email to LEAH NOVAK (EM: ldnov AT vt.edu), PhD student in 
the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
and State University, Blacksburg VA.

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD ASSISTANTS at University of Southern Mississippi. 
Website: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/ Location: Coastal Louisiana. Duration: 
2 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2015. Job Description: The University of Southern 
Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group in collaboration with the 
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge is seeking field technicians to assist in 
study of Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a newly established 
spring migration banding site in coastal Louisiana, from 15 March to 10 
May 2015. Positions are full time and provide an exciting opportunity to 
experience songbird migrants following flight across the Gulf of Mexico. 
Housing will be provided. Positions require enthusiastic individuals 
able to work long hours, 7 days a week while maintaining a sense of 
humor in the face of a few snakes, more than a few mosquitoes and a 
diversity of spring migrants. Applicants should also be comfortable 
living and working with others in close capacity as they will be part of 
a 3 person field crew. Qualifications: One (1) BANDER/SITE SUPERVISOR 
($1,600-$1,700/month based on experience): Duties will include managing 
mist-netting efforts, supervising crew, banding birds captured, 
maintaining mist-nets and other equipment, data entry, and other related 
activities. Must have previous experience identifying and banding 
Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants and prior supervisory experience 
is preferred. Must be able to demonstrate ability to supervise others. 
Two (2) MIST-NETTING ASSISTANTS ($1,300-$1,400/month based on 
experience): Duties will include extracting birds from nets, maintaining 
mist-nets and other equipment, assisting with recording banding data, 
entering data, and other related activities. Review of applicants will 
begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. To apply, 
send (as a single attachment)a short letter of interest, CV/resume, and 
names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three references 
to KRISTEN COVINO (EM: mbrghiring AT gmail.com). Please indicate which 
position you are applying for by putting either Bander or Mist-net 
Assistant in the subject line of the email. For more information see 
our web page: http://www.usm.edu/mbrg/

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY CONTRACT BIOLOGISTS at Institute for Bird 
Populations. Website: http://www.birdpop.org/Interns/BBW15.htm Location: 
Sierra Nevada, CA. Duration: Early May - Mid July, 2015. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job 
Description: BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER SURVEY CONTRACT BIOLOGISTS needed 
early May - mid July 2015 to survey Black-backed Woodpeckers and conduct 
multi-species point counts in burned areas located on National Forests 
throughout the Sierra Nevada, California. Some long hikes and occasional 
back country trips will be required to access survey sites. Crew members 
will be camping out most nights in frontcountry camp sites or in the 
backcountry on the occasional backcountry trip. Qualifications: Prior 
fieldwork experience, ability to identify Western US songbirds by sight 
and sound, and experience conducting point counts is required. Other 
requirements include a sense of humor, a love of adventure, a desire to 
learn more about Black-backed Woodpecker natural history and fire 
ecology, and an appreciation for recently burned montane landscapes. To 
Apply: Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and the 
names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to: BOB 
WILKERSON, The Institute for Bird Populations (EM: bwilkerson AT birdpop 
DOT org).

COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE TECHNICIANS at Idaho Department of Fish 
and Game. Website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ Location: Idaho Falls, 
ID. Duration: 4.75 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2015. Job Description: Two technicians 
needed to assist on a study of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse ecology in 
east Idaho. Duties will include live-trapping birds on leks with walk-in 
traps, processing birds (radio-collar attachment, banding, measurements, 
etc.), radio-telemetry, nest and brood monitoring, vegetation sampling, 
habitat mapping, raptor/corvid surveys, and data entry. Applicants must 
be capable of working early mornings (pre-dawn start times), hiking over 
uneven terrain, and walking over 5 miles per day. Applicants must also 
be comfortable driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV's in mud and snow, 
and communicating with private landowners and wind company employees. 
Experience with radio-telemetry, wildlife handling, and GPS preferred. 
Work will take place in the vicinity of operational wind farms so 
applicants must be comfortable working around and under wind turbines. 
Typical work week is Monday thru Friday (8-10 hours/day). Work may start 
as early as 4:00 or 5:00 am. Date(s) Needed: Late March to Early August. 
Optional shared housing is provided on Tex Creek Wildlife Management 
Area Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelors degree in 
wildlife management, biology, or a related field. Preference will be 
given to applicants with radio-telemetry experience or prior field 
research experience. A valid drivers license is required. To Apply: 1. 
All applicants must register at the Idaho Department of Labor website, 
www.labor.idaho.gov or at the Idaho Falls local Department of Labor 
Office at 1515 East Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls (208-525-7268). The job 
services number associated with this position is, ID1479607. 2. Mail or 
e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to: MATT 
PROETT, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 4279 Commerce Circle Idaho 
Falls, ID 83401, (PH: 208-525-7290, CELL: 208-390-0619, EM: matt.proett 
AT idfg.idaho.gov).

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR at California State Parks. Location: Morro 
Bay, CA. Duration: 8 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2015. Job Description: The San Luis Obispo 
Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for 
Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary responsibilities include 
monitoring the breeding activities of the Western Snowy Plover (nest 
searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, photo documentation of 
project work, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, 
recording color band combinations, data entry using Microsoft Excel); 
fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; report 
writing; and other duties as necessary. Training will be provided. The 
monitor will work 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays, for 
a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. The positions will 
start mid February and continue through October 2015. Housing is not 
available. Qualifications: Must be in good physical condition  position 
requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand. A valid driver's 
license and good driving record are required. The applicant must also 
possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; a 
positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as wind and 
rain; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work 
independently and in a group. Preference will be given to applicants 
with experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related 
field work, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, using 
a handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap. To apply send a 
California State application (STD 678 -- available online at 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) and a list of references to: REGENA 
ORR, California State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442. 
Application deadline is January 20, 2015. For further information email 
Regena Orr (EM: regena.orr AT parks.ca.gov).

ENDANGERED FOREST BIRD FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery 
Project, RCUH. Website: 
http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment2/ Location: 
Hanapepe, Kauai, HI. Duration: min 10 months with possibility of 
extension. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 26 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: ENDANGERED FOREST BIRD FIELD ASSISTANT ID# 14673. Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service 
position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Forest 
Bird Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,100/Mon. DUTIES: Participates in 
research and management projects for the recovery of Kauais threatened 
and endangered forest birds, with emphasis on Puaiohi (Myadestes 
palmeri), Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), and Akekee (Loxops 
caeruleirostris). Participates in research activities to determine 
factors influencing forest bird population dynamics, especially factors 
limiting populations. Enters field and Geographic Information System 
(GIS) data into computer files for information summary and reporting. 
Helps maintain electronic records and databases. Helps Coordinator 
develop and present materials for outreach and environmental education. 
Assists with equipment and vehicle management and maintenance. 
Participates in conscientious adherence to all safety and research 
protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Qualifications: 
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: High School Diploma or 
G.E.D. equivalent. EXPERIENCE: Up to one (0-1) year of (paid or 
volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Experience with one or 
more of the following techniques: mist netting, banding and collecting 
blood samples from passerines; radio-tracking and re-sighting marked 
birds; conducting forest bird surveys and identifying birds by sight and 
sound; nest searching and monitoring; conducting vegetation surveys, 
quantifying avian food resources. Experience entering data. Demonstrated 
experience working in remote areas. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge 
of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. Computer 
literacy and familiarity with Microsoft programs (e.g., Excel, Word, 
Access). Ability and skills in techniques of avian population ecology. 
Ability to enter and manipulate data using spreadsheets and databases. 
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be 
able to identify individual birds by color bands and locate birds by 
their vocalizations. Ability to navigate off-trail in dense forest. Must 
possess a valid drivers license and maintain throughout duration of 
employment and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual 
transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete 
basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from date of 
hire. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain 
and maintain the certificate following the training provided within six 
(6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of 
employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike eight (8) 
miles on obscure trails with up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Must be 
able to live and conduct fieldwork with other crew members in isolated 
field camps under inclement weather conditions for up to ten (10) days 
at a time on a regular basis. May require strenuous physical exertion 
and heavy lifting. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition 
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies 
and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's 
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, 
UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable 
State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. At least one (1) year of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Interest and 
background in forest bird ecology. Experience with most bird research 
techniques described above. Experience sampling insects and plants, and 
controlling invasive plants and animals. Experience working with native 
Hawaiian flora and fauna, especially Hawaiian forest birds, and 
familiarity with local conservation issues. Ability to identify Hawaiian 
forest birds by sight and sound. Familiarity with Geographic Information 
System (GIS) software (ArcGIS 10.x etc.) and database software 
(PostGres, Filemaker Pro, etc). Familiarity with the Alakai Wilderness 
Area, Kauai. Experience performing public outreach/environmental 
education activities To Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
www.rcuh.com, click on Employment; select Apply and navigate to See 
Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job. You must submit the following 
documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) 
Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of 
Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be 
submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard 
Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have 
access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send 
additional documents to (EM: rcuhhr AT rcuh.com). If you have questions 
on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (PH: 
808-956-8344). Additionally, all applicants must fill out our screening 
questionnaire at http://kauaiforestbirds.org/get-involved/employment1/

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN VOLUNTEER - Tetlin NWR Alaska at US Fish and 
Wildlife Service. Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/ Location: 
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Volunteer. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2015. Job Description: The 
volunteer will work approximately 40 hours per week. This individual 
will participate in a variety of projects which may include off-road 
point counts for birds, target netting songbirds and outfitting with 
geolocator devices, snowshoe hare pellet plot counts, phenology studies, 
raptor surveys, and backcountry biological inventories located in remote 
areas of the Refuge. Additionally, the volunteer will be required to 
enter field data into computer-based spreadsheets and databases as well 
as complete other assigned tasks. Transportation to and from Anchorage 
and/or Fairbanks airport will be provided at the beginning and end of 
the field season. Living Allowance: $35/day. Housing: Provided. 
Transportation to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and 
end date is negotiable but applicant must be available to work from the 
middle of May 2015 through August 2015. We are seeking to fill two 
positions this year. Volunteer will be required to complete first aid, 
CPR, and federal firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety 
training before participating in fieldwork projects. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be familiar with identifying boreal forest birds by 
sight and song. Previous experience conducting Breeding Bird Surveys and 
backcountry point counts for boreal forest birds is highly desired, 
though not required. Additionally, high priority will be given to those 
who have experience handling small passerines, extracting birds from 
mist nets, and bleeding, aging and sexing birds. Please outline this 
experience on your resume. The applicant should have a love and passion 
for wild places and be in excellent physical condition. Applicants 
should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and carry a heavy backpack for up 
to 10 miles off trail in rough brushy terrain. Volunteer will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the volunteer may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. Volunteer will be required 
to work and camp for extended periods in grizzly and black bear country. 
Field sites are located in remote areas where the volunteer will be 
working with others, and sometimes alone, in potentially harsh 
conditions including rain, snow, wind, and hot/cold temperatures with 
biting insects. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, be a 
quick learner, have good navigational skills, be able to work as a team 
player, and be willing to do new and often difficult tasks. Previous 
experience working and camping in remote backcountry locations is a 
plus. Number of Openings: 2 To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume 
with at least 2 references to NICOLE WELLS at Tetlin National Wildlife 
Refuge (EM: nicole_wells AT fws.gov, PH: 907-883-9415, FX: 
907-883-5747). Applications must be received no later than January 15th 
2015.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH FIELD TECHNICIANS AND CREW LEADERS at West Virginia 
University / WV Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. Website: 
http://www.coopunits.org/West_Virginia/ Location: Pennsylvania, West 
Virginia, Ohio. Duration: 8-9 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: 
Currently seeking 3 field crew leaders and 3 field technicians for a PhD 
study evaluating impacts of unconventional shale gas development 
(fracking) on forest songbirds across the Marcellus shale region. The 
study is part of a research effort between the Division of Forestry and 
Natural Resources at West Virginia University, the U.S. Geological 
Survey, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Appalachian Mountains 
Joint Venture. The project involves working across the multi-state 
Marcellus region. Duties will include point counts, vegetation sampling 
(trees), and data entry. Ability to navigate in off-trail, back-country, 
challenging terrain using map, compass, and GPS unit is required. Crew 
leaders will be paired with field techs in teams of 2, to be based in 3 
general regions that are hotspots of fracking activity: (1) 
north-central and northeastern PA; (2) southwestern PA, northern WV and 
eastern OH; and (3) central and southwestern WV. Because of the 
broad-scale nature of this study, extensive travel will be required. 
Field vehicles, housing, first aid and safety training will be provided. 
Field housing will be a combination of field housing and camping. 
Position starts approximately May 5, 2015 and will end in early July 
(8-9 week field season)Qualifications: Successful applicants will have 
excellent bird identification skills of Eastern U.S. songbirds by sight 
and sound, a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, enthusiasm for 
early morning, repetitive work, and an ability to tolerate demanding 
field conditions. Crew leaders should have excellent people skills and 
an ability to work diplomatically in a politically charged environment. 
You must have experience conducting point counts. A degree in or 
progress towards a degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related 
field is also preferred, as well as coursework in bird and tree 
identification. Qualified applicants must have a valid drivers license 
and a clean driving record. . To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 
list of 3 references to LAURA FARWELL (EM: lsfarwell AT mix.wvu.edu). 
Please use either Field Crew Leader or Field Technician in the 
subject line (it is acceptable to be considered for both positions). 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
positions are filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD RESEARCH CREW LEADERS (3) at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KS, PA, TN. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 3 crew leaders who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at one of 
three locations (Scotty City, Kansas; Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania; 
or Hiwassee, Tennessee). Crew leaders will supervise a team of 2-3 
research technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based 
surveys for grassland and early successional birds, vegetation sampling, 
invertebrate sampling and data entry, data quality control. There will 
be some flexibility in choice of location, but final assignment will 
depend on level of experience with grassland bird monitoring. Salary is 
$1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should have experience with 
grassland/early successional bird identification by sight and sound 
(species vary by site but may include dickcissel, bobolink, field 
sparrow, eastern or western meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Cassins 
sparrow, savannah sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling 
methodology; nest searching techniques; insect sampling; and basic 
vegetation identification. Applicants must provide evidence of their 
ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as my 
on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and directly 
with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but ultimately daily 
activities will be wholly supervised by the crew leader. A crew leader 
must be organized and have the ability to create daily, weekly, and 
monthly schedules. Crew leaders will also be responsible for 
communicating with private landowners in areas where sites are located 
on private lands. Ideal candidates 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. 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).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (3) at The Center for 
Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KY, TN. Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015. 
Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at the 
University of Tennessee is in search of 3 technicians who will assist 
with grassland/early successional bird monitoring and nest searching 
from early May to approximately early August. Technicians will be based 
at one of three locations (Richmond, KY; Hazard, KY; or Lewisburg, TN). 
There will be some flexibility in choice of location, but final 
assignment will depend on level of experience with grassland bird 
monitoring, nest searching, and need. Review of applications begins 
immediately and continues until filled. Job duties include: conducting 
distance-based surveys for grassland and early successional birds, nest 
searching, vegetation sampling, data entry, and moving cattle among 
experimental pasture units. Salary is $1,200/month (40 hrs/week). 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided. 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, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques; 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. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable working around 
cattle. These data are being collected to assess the impacts of a 
patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities and nest 
success. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is 
preferred. Candidates 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 LITUM (EM: clituma AT utk.edu).

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN CREW LEADERS (3) at The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee. Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/ Location: KY, TN. Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2015. Job Description: The Center for Native Grasslands Management at 
the University of Tennessee is in search of 3 crew leaders who will 
assist with grassland/early successional bird monitoring from early May 
to approximately early August. The crew leader will be based at one of 
three locations (Richmond, Kentucky; Hazard, Kentucky; or Lewisburg, 
Tennessee). Crew leaders will supervise a team of 1-2 research 
technicians. Other job duties include conducting distance-based surveys 
for grassland and early successional birds, nest searching, vegetation 
sampling, data entry and data quality control, and moving cattle among 
experimental pasture units. There will be some flexibility in choice of 
location, but final assignment will depend on level of experience with 
grassland bird monitoring. Review of applications begins immediately and 
continues until filled. Salary is $1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing 
and field vehicle will be provided. Qualifications: The ideal candidates 
should have experience with grassland/early successional bird 
identification by sight and sound (species vary by site but may include 
dickcissel, indigo bunting, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, 
grasshopper sparrow, Henslows sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance 
sampling methodology; nest searching techniques and identification; and 
basic vegetation identification. Additionally, candidates should be 
comfortable working around cattle. Applicants must provide evidence of 
their ability to supervise a research crew. The crew leader will act as 
my on-the-ground eyes and ears. I will communicate frequently and 
directly with the crew leader, and I will provide training, but 
ultimately daily activities will be wholly supervised by the crew 
leader. A crew leader must be organized and have the ability to create 
daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. Ideal candidates 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 impacts of a patch-burn-grazing 
management regime on bird communities and nest success. A BS in Ecology, 
Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Candidates 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).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: Elko, 
NV. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 5 Jan 2015. Job Description: We are seeking avian 
field technicians ($16.89/hour plus $25 field per diem) to perform point 
counts in isolated and scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and 
northeastern California. This work is part of the SAGESTEP project (URL: 
http://www.sagestep.org), a large-scale experimental study investigating 
the post-treatment response of the bird community following management 
actions in sagebrush shrublands and juniper-pinyon pine woodlands. 
Sampling protocol consists of variable distance point counts and data 
entry. We will be collecting data on the entire suite of species with 
focal species including gray flycatcher, dusky flycatcher, sage 
thrasher, sage sparrow, vesper sparrow, Brewers sparrow, black-throated 
sparrow, and green-tailed towhee. Applicants should know or be able to 
quickly learn western bird species by sight and sound. Last season we 
detected over 150 species. Vegetation sampling will follow bird survey 
efforts at a subset of surveyed point count locations. Preference will 
be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in 
songbird point-count surveys. Experience creating and manipulating 
spreadsheet documents and using GIS/GPS for navigation purposes is 
highly desirable. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking 
and camping in rugged terrain for 8 to 10 days and extended hours in the 
field during some periods of this research. Remote field conditions 
include exposure to wind, dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at 
elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. These GG-06 positions are full-time, 
temporary employment, stationed in Elko, NV. The position start date is 
April 20 and will extend to late-September. Qualifications: To qualify 
for this position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field 
experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the 
position to be filled, plus at least 3 months of field work experience 
surveying songbirds. For inquiries related to the positions, please 
contact STEVE HANSER (PH: 208 426-2892, EM: shanser AT usgs.gov). To 
apply, please send: 1) cover letter indicating field season availability 
and this announcement number: SRFS-15-001, 2) resume including 
professional experience (** PLEASE ** indicate starting and ending dates 
[mm/dd/yy] with hours per week worked for each position), 3) three 
references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial 
transcripts are acceptable). Applications can be sent via mail or email 
to MICHELLE SCHATZ (EM: michelle_schatz AT usgs.gov), USGS Forest & 
Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 777 NW 9th St., Suite 400, 
Corvallis, OR 97330). Applications must be received by Jan 5, 2015.
SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICAN at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants. Website: http://www.swca.com Location: Lower Colorado 
River. Duration: Early May 2015 to Mid-July to Mid-August. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 11. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2015. Job 
Description: SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking Field Technicians 
to support the Flagstaff, Arizona offices Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher studies located along the Lower Colorado and Virgin Rivers 
from above Lake Mead south to Yuma, AZ. These are temporary, hourly 
positions. Start date for all positions is early May 2015 and is 
non-negotiable; end dates range from mid-July to mid-August 2015. The 
following technicians are needed for this study: Surveyors: Primary 
field duties will include conducting standardized early morning 
broadcast surveys. Daily computer data entry required. Nest Monitors: 
Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early morning 
broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, and re-sighting 
color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties include deploying data 
loggers and monitoring the presence and effects of tamarisk leaf 
beetles. Daily computer data entry required. Banders: Field duties will 
involve using targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and 
collect blood samples from southwestern willow flycatchers. Additional 
field duties include all tasks listed for Nest Monitors. Site 
Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Nest Monitors in addition 
to coordinating field logistics at multiple sites, proofing data, data 
backup and other administrative tasks, and promoting compliance with 
SWCAs safety program. Qualifications: Job Requirements: A minimum of 
one (1) field season of avian research Banders: extensive prior 
experience mist netting and banding passerine birds Ability to work 
closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision 
Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot 
temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects Current First Aid/CPR 
certification Current eligibility to work in the U.S A valid drivers 
license Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience with willow 
flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup passerines, and identification 
of southwestern U.S. riparian birds Banders: experience banding 
endangered species and target netting Experience using ATVs and 
motorboats and towing a trailer To Apply: Application Directions: A 
current resume must be received along with a cover letter and contacts 
for three (3) professional references. To be considered for this 
position, resumes must be received through our online application 
system. By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to our online 
system where you can upload your cover letter and resume. 

https://swca-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=1253 

Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified. 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-Records 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. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, 
please contact us at (EM: recruiting AT swca.com or PH: 800-828-8517).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- December 9, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 17:54:01 -0500
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ORNITHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR at University of Arizona. Website: 

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1417728284035 

Location: Tucson, AZ. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Temporary. Job 
Description: Teach ornithology in one of the most amazing centers of 
avian diversity in the USA. Successful candidate will be expected to: 
*Designing and providing leadership for the lecture/laboratory course. 
*Lecturing and writing all exams for the course. *Leading field trips 
for the course. *Supervising graduate teaching assistants. Position 
begins Jan 15, 2015. Qualifications: *Experience teaching Ornithology or 
an equivalent course at a higher education institution. *Experience 
leading field trips for students to a diversity of ecosystems to study 
bird diversity, form, and behavior. *Experience with capturing and 
handling birds in the field. *Experience guiding undergraduate class 
research projects involving birds. To apply, search for job #57028 on 
the UA web site (see above link) and follow application instructions. 
Contact RENEE DUCKWORTH (EM: rad3 AT email.arizona.edu) for more details.

MIST-NETTING AND GEOLOCATOR DEPLOYMENT TECHNICIANS at Multiple 
Organizations (Employer, University of Minnesota). Website: 
http://henrystreby.wix.com/research Location: Eastern North America. 
Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 7 (seven). 
Application Deadline: 31 January 2015. Job Description: Technicians 
needed to join three crews that will road-trip throughout eastern North 
America deploying light-level geolocators on >400 Golden-winged 
Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, and GWWA x BWWA hybrids. We are looking 
for applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological 
data with or without supervision, under often challenging field 
conditions (i.e., early and sometimes cold mornings, long hours of sun, 
heat, and humidity, while hiking on mountains and in wetlands with 
thorns and insects relentlessly seeking your blood) with a hard-working, 
team-oriented attitude, and preferably with a good sense of humor. Crews 
will drive from site to site, starting in Tennessee and following spring 
phenology north through the Vermivora breeding range, spending 3 – 10 
days at each of several sites target-netting and deploying light-level 
geolocators on very small songbirds. Two of the three crews will spend 
some time in Canada, requiring all technicians to have a valid passport 
before the season. The season will run from 25 April 2015 through 
approximately 25 June 2015. The end date is flexible but the start date 
is nonnegotiable; there is no way of predicting spring phenology and we 
have to be ready when the birds are ready. Technician salary is 
$1,840/month. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include experience 
with mist-netting and banding small passerines, advanced undergraduate 
standing in Wildlife Ecology or related major, and an enthusiastic 
interest in avian ecology. This job also requires that applicants are 
comfortable living, traveling, and working closely within a small group, 
are prepared to go with the flow during an unpredictable work schedule, 
and are in excellent physical condition. To Apply: Persons interested in 
interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and 
current CV with names and contact information (phone and email) for two 
references to Dr. HENRY STREBY at (EM: vermivora_migration AT 
yahoo.com). Please include YOUR LAST NAME and “MIGRATION TECH” in the 
email subject line.

GENERAL BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP – Rhode Island’s coastal habitat currently 
faces a number of threats including aggressive exotic invasive plant 
species. Interns will carry out control of invasive plants threatening 
important coastal shrub-scrub and salt-marsh habitat. Control methods 
include hand-pulling, herbicide application, cutting and digging with 
hand tools, and working with volunteers. Duties also include rare plant 
monitoring, bat acoustic monitoring, and Piping Plover and Least Tern 
monitoring and protection. Applicants must possess excellent field 
botany skills, and have the ability to work outdoors in all types of 
weather conditions, especially heat and humidity, endure biting insects, 
and to work well with others. Additionally, applicants must be in good 
physical shape, be able to hike long distances while carrying equipment, 
and possess a valid driver’s license. Two positions available from May 
19 to August 22. Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing. Send 
letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to 
NICK ERNST, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to 
(EM: Nick_Ernst AT fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP – New England salt marshes provide critical 
habitat for a number of plant and animal species, many of high 
conservation value. Currently, the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex is working on restoration projects designed to restore degraded 
saltmarsh habitat at two of its refuges - John H. Chafee and Sachuest 
NWR. Interns will assist with restoration implementation and monitoring 
activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to saltmarsh 
sparrow surveys and mist-netting/banding, saltmarsh sparrow nest 
searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, shellfish surveys, 
eelgrass surveys, fish sampling, planting native saltmarsh grasses, and 
invasive plant control. Experience with mist-netting songbirds, eastern 
songbird bird identification, saltmarsh plant identification, and 
kayaking preferred but not required. Applicants must possess the ability 
to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and 
humidity; to endure biting insects; to work well with others; and be in 
good physical shape and able to hike over uneven terrain while carrying 
equipment. Applicants also must possess a valid driver’s license and be 
willing to assist with other refuge projects such as invasive plant 
eradication and Piping Plover monitoring. Two positions available from 
May 12 to August 15. Compensation $215/wk plus possible housing. Send 
letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to 
NICK ERNST, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to 
(EM: Nick_Ernst AT fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

SPRING HAWK COUNTER FOR BRADDOCK BAY RAPTOR RESEARCH – Location: 
Braddock Bay, NY. Duration: March 1 – May 31, 2015. Application 
Deadline: January 15, 2015. Job Description: Braddock Bay Raptor 
Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk counter to conduct the 
spring raptor count at Braddock Bay. An average of 50,000 raptors, 
including up to 17 species, are tallied each spring at this popular 
migration site located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, near 
Rochester, NY. The hawk counter will conduct the watch each day, 7 
days/week, with days off coming during inclement weather and upon 
request as needed. Hourly and daily counts are entered into the online 
HawkCount database of the Hawk Migration Association of North America 
(HMANA). A written report summarizing the count is required at the end 
of the season, and is published in the BBRR member newsletter and sent 
to HMANA for inclusion in the regional hawk watch summary in their 
journal, Hawk Migration Studies. Written weekly summaries will be 
encouraged for posting to local and social media. There are also 
opportunities for interpretive and educational programming at the watch 
and during public events. A stipend of $1800/month and housing will be 
provided. Must have own transportation to the watch. Start and end date 
can be flexible. Qualifications: At least 2 seasons of experience as a 
lead counter/observer at a comparable hawk watch site, with strong 
raptor identification skills (especially eastern species) and good 
non-raptor identification skills preferred. Applicants will need to be 
able to endure long days in the field, often in cold and windy 
conditions. Must have good people skills and demonstrate the ability to 
interact with visiting birders and the general public in a positive way. 
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and references (at least 3) by email 
(preferred) or regular mail to DAENA FORD (EM: information AT bbrr.org), 
Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 185 Pond Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

AVIAN MONITORING INTERNSHIP – One full-time volunteer wildlife intern is 
needed to support avian monitoring with the National Park Service on the 
Maryland portion of Assateague Island National Seashore. This 20 week 
position has a negotiable preferred start date of 23 March 2015. A great 
opportunity to build monitoring and management skills by working with a 
high density plover breeding colony on an evolving barrier beach 
habitat. Piping plovers are small, ground nesting shorebirds that are 
federally listed as a Threatened species. Limited work with other 
migrant and breeding birds and with predator management. Position 
requires: a strong interest in bird conservation; ability to locate and 
monitor cryptic shorebirds by sight, call and tracks, and precocial 
chicks at 100-300 meters; use of optical equipment; the ability to work 
in close-knit groups and independently with minimal supervision; must be 
attentive to details; ability to accurately complete data sheets, a 
0600-1430 work day; walking in loose sand under direct sunlight carrying 
moderate loads; exposure to high humidity, blowing sand and occasional 
biting insects; operation of ORV's (valid driver's license required). 
Interested applicants should either have or be working towards a B.S. 
degree in biological science, ecology, natural resources management, 
conservation biology or related field. A subsistence reimbursement and 
free on-site housing are provided to interns. Applications and 
additional information about these positions will be posted on the 
Volunteer.gov website: http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/ Contact TAMI PEARL, 
Biological Science Technician, Assateague Island National Seashore, (PH: 
410-629-6069, EM: tami_pearl AT nps.gov) with any questions.

TWO POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES in the spatial ecology and 
conservation of birds at the University of Florida. I am seeking a 
highly motivated M.S. or Ph.D. student for the Department of Wildlife 
Ecology and Conservation (WEC) at the University of Florida, starting 
fall 2015. This student will work as part of a large, long-term research 
project on spatial ecology, population biology and conservation of an 
endangered raptor, the Everglade Snail Kite. This project is 
unparalleled in spatial population biology and conservation by providing 
rigorous demographic and movement information across the entire breeding 
range of this critically imperilled species for the past 22 years, which 
has been used in both site-level and regional level management, 
restoration, and conservation (see, e.g., Reichert et al. 2012, Ecology; 
Fletcher et al. 2013, Nature Communications). Preferred applicants will 
be highly motivated, have field experience, have strong quantitative 
skills, and competitive GPA/GRE scores (>50% percentile required). The 
ability to begin field work in Spring 2015 (prior to matriculation at 
UF) is desirable, but not required. I am also seeking a highly motivated 
Ph.D. student, starting fall 2015, to work as part of a large research 
project in Borneo that focuses on experimental habitat fragmentation and 
the bioacoustics and soundscapes of birds. This project is is using new 
advances in technology to understand transient and short-term effects of 
fragmentation in one of the largest experiments in the world on land-use 
change. Preferred applicants will be highly motivated, have strong 
interests in international field research, have strong quantitative 
skills, and competitive GPA/GRE scores. Students with strong initiative 
and desire to carve out their own research questions within these themes 
are highly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in pursuing a 
graduate degree on one of these projects, please send DR. FLETCHER a CV, 
GRE scores and GPA, contact information for three references, and a 
brief statement of your research interests, career goals, and why you 
would like to pursue a graduate degree prior to December 31 (EM: 
robert.fletcher AT ufl.edu). Note that for the Ph.D. program, incoming 
students will typically already have a M.S. degree. Please see the WEC 
Graduate Program website for more details on application procedures. 
Also consult the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at UF 
for other opportunities regarding graduate admission. For more 
information, see: http://plaza.ufl.edu/robert.fletcher/. Information 
about Gainesville, Florida: Situated in the rolling countryside of 
north-central Florida, Gainesville is much more than a stereotypical 
college town. Home of the University of Florida, seat of Alachua 
County's government and the region's commercial hub, it is progressive, 
environmentally conscious and culturally diverse. The presence of many 
students and faculty from abroad among its 99,000-plus population adds a 
strong cross-cultural flavor to its historic small-town Southern roots. 
Its natural environment, temperate climate and civic amenities make 
Gainesville a beautiful, pleasant and interesting place in which to 
learn and to live. Gainesville has been ranked as one of the best cities 
to live in the United States.

HABITAT RESTORATION WORKER - VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT KURE ATOLL SEABIRD 
SANCTUARY • Location: Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary• Duration: March 2, 
2015 to October 2, 2015
• Position closed: February 9, 2015 • Description: The State of Hawaii's 
Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and 
Wildlife is seeking five volunteers for work at Kure Atoll for the 
Summer 2015 field camp. Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea 
Marine National Monument (PMNM), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kure 
atoll is located 1,400 miles northwest of O'ahu. Kure Atoll occupies a 
unique position referred to as the ‘Darwin Point’, which is the northern 
extent of coral reef development and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 
million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for wildlife, 
including several rare or endangered species. Eighteen species of 
seabirds nest on Kure. There are currently 16 native and 31 non-native 
plant species known on Green Island, several of which are invasive. 
Native plants are an integral resource for seabird nesting habitat and 
dune stabilization. Invasive plants are a significant management concern 
because they displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, 
entrap seabirds in dense vegetative mass, and out-compete native plants. 
This position is a unique opportunity to protect and recover seabird 
habitat. Kure Atoll is an extremely remote work location as it is the 
last atoll in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Transportation to 
Kure Atoll is by ship or by plane/ship. The ability to live and work in 
close quarters with a small group of people for an extended period of 
time is of the utmost importance. The seasonal field teams consist of 6 
to 7 people. There are only 2 field seasons per year (approximately 6 
months each). Contact on Kure is limited to text only e-mail (no 
pictures or attachments) or satellite phone. Calls are limited to 20 
minutes/month. There is no internet or cell phone service available. 
Primary responsibilities include: Invasive plant removal and monitoring; 
Big-headed ant monitoring and treatments; Laysan duck monitoring; native 
plant propagation and out-planting; bird surveys, nest counts, and 
banding; Hawaiian monk seal monitoring; vegetation surveys; marine 
debris removal; data collection and entry; weekly meetings; management 
includes weekly and seasonal summary reporting. *Although the work load 
is diverse, most of the hours are dedicated to invasive plant removal 
(75-80%). *In addition, all staff will be expected to help with regular 
camp maintenance and chores outside of regular work hours. Desired 
Experience: Invasive species control; native plant propagation and 
out-planting; avian reproductive monitoring; shorebird and seabird 
monitoring and identification; binocular/spotting scope use; data 
management; familiarity with Excel and ArcGIS; GPS usage. Requirements: 
Excellent physical and mental health with physician’s consent to work; 
able to walk 10 miles per day with a 40lb pack over uneven terrain, lift 
50 lbs, work for long hours in hot/sunny, rainy/cold conditions, and 
bend or stoop for long periods of time; know how to swim; 20/20 vision 
or correctable lenses with no visual impairments or deficiencies; 
knowledge of Hawaiian plant species and plant identification skills. All 
field workers are expected to work 40 hours/week. This does not 
necessarily mean 8 to 5 Monday - Friday, and may include evenings and 
weekends. See a full position posting at (URL: 

http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/involved/pdf/job_description_habitat_restoration_worker_s2015.pdf) 

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to MATTHEW 
SAUNTER: (EM: kureatoll AT gmail.com). For more information about Kure 
Atoll, please see the Kure Atoll Conservancy website: 
http://www.kureatollconservancy.org/, KureAtoll Facebook Page, and the 
PapahānaumokuākeaMarineNational Monument website: 
http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/visit/kure.html.

VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5-7) needed for spring/summer 
2015 on Southeast Farallon Island, 30 miles west of San Francisco, 
California. Become part of the longest continuous study of seabird 
ecology in the Northern Hemisphere. Our studies examine upper trophic 
marine predators as bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic 
variation in the marine ecosystem. RA duties include censusing and 
monitoring seabird and marine mammal populations, conducting demographic 
investigations on cormorants, gulls, and alcids, and conducting feeding 
ecology studies on alcids. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and 
maintenance of the research station. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a 
week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. 
Long term RAs will receive some break time off the island. Some field 
work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and 
climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high 
level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working 
frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given to 
applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior 
ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for intense field work in 
windy, cold conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, 
isolated island with aggressive gulls and overworked humans is 
important. If the thought of going a day without updating your Facebook 
or Twitter page is shocking, then this is not the job for you. Positions 
are available 14 March through 5 September, 2015 with a minimum 8-week 
commitment. We provide great food and island housing. Transportation to 
boat in San Francisco not provided. More information can be found at 
http://www.pointblue.org. Please send a cover letter explaining 
interests and dates of availability, resume, and names, email addresses, 
and phone numbers of 3 references to RUSS BRADLEY (EM: rbradley AT 
pointblue.org), Farallon Program Manager, Point Blue Conservation 
Science (formerly PRBO), 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA, 94954. 
Email applications are preferred. Applications accepted until 15 January 
2015 but early applications will be evaluated when they are received and 
positions may be filled before the deadline.

PHD POSITION IN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY– Fully stipended PhD position 
available in avian behavioral ecology (UK); “The physiology of avian 
host-parasite interactions, and cuckoo embryo energetics”. This project 
will aim to understand how cuckoo embryos are able to develop quicker 
than their hosts, and grow such strong musculature. Experiments will 
focus on the degree of embryonic movements during development, gas 
exchange and metabolic rate during incubation. Deadline for 
applications: 11 Jan 2015. For more information and to apply, see (URL: 
http://tinyurl.com/m287f5b).

FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR METAPOPULATION STUDY OF BLACK RAILS AND VIRGINIA 
RAILS IN SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS Organization: University of 
California-Berkeley. Location: Browns Valley, CA. Duration: May 18 - 
August 14, 2015. Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: Field technicians 
are sought to survey wetlands for rails and habitat characteristics. The 
technician will perform fieldwork independently to conduct call-playback 
surveys for rails to sample a network of known marshes for Black and 
Virginia Rails’ presence. The technician should be able to identify bird 
calls, record habitat characteristics, communicate with private 
landowners to obtain permission to survey, navigate county roads with 
maps to find sites, and maintain accurate records of each visit using a 
database. Salary is ~$2,526 /month. The work is based out of the Sierra 
Foothills Research and Extension Center (http://sfrec.ucanr.edu/) in 
Browns Valley, CA where housing is available for $250/month. Additional 
information on the study can be found at 
http://nature.berkeley.edu/~beis/rail/. Qualifications: Applicants MUST 
have a driver's license and a vehicle adequate for well-kept gravel 
roads (4x4 not necessary; cars OK). The ideal candidate would be: [1] 
experienced in surveying (particularly playback methodology) and 
identifying birds by call; [2] well organized with a record of being 
able to conduct fieldwork independently; [3] interested in population 
ecology and metapopulation theory; [4] be able to walk up to several 
miles and be strong enough to carry moderate loads; and [5] have the 
ability to interface with the public under occasionally challenging 
conditions. Experience with GPS and GIS desirable but not required. To 
Apply: Please submit resume and email/phone numbers of three referees by 
email to (EM: vanschmidt AT berkeley.edu), NATHAN VAN SCHMIDT, PhD 
Candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & 
Management, University of California–Berkeley. Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Number of 
Openings: 3

R PROGRAMMER – Germany. Website: http://computational-ecology.com/ 
Location: Radolfzell, Germany. Duration: Starting date is as soon as 
possible and position is for up to 1.5 years. Schedule is part-time; a 
flexible schedule with 10-20 hours/week may be negotiated. Job Type: 
Part-Time. Job Description: We are seeking a technician to make existing 
coding more efficient for existing matrix modeling of large spatial 
datasets. Duties may include organizing, manipulating, and streamlining 
data, writing faster code to perform required tasks, and improving 
requested features to existing code. Will have the opportunity to work 
with research scientists (Konstanz University and the Max Planck 
Institute of Ornithology) and contribute to a research project examining 
landscape data and evaluating their impacts on organisms, specifically 
understanding how fragmentation may alter the survival of flying 
vertebrate species. Qualifications: Technician must be self-reliant, 
reliable, and have experience coding in R. Understanding of ecological 
processes and of science is a plus, though not required. Bachelor's or 
Master's computer science or engineering students with strong 
programming skills are encouraged to apply. Working place can be 
flexible. Application process: Application review will be on a rolling 
basis until position is filled. To Apply: Send as a single PDF and email 
to JESSICA SCHNELL (EM: schnell AT orn.mpg.de) with a subject line "R 
programmer": 1) a one-page cover letter describing your interests and 
qualifications for this positions, and your dates of availability; 2) a 
resume or CV including your contact information; and 3) contact 
information for two references with firsthand knowledge of your work 
experience and aptitude (do not send letters of reference).

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST at University of Washington. Location: Central 
Texas. Duration: 6 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: WHITE-EYED VIREO 
SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGISTS, University of Washington – Location: Fort 
Hood, TX and surrounding areas of central Texas. Number of Openings: 
2-3. Application Deadline: December 31, 2013. Job Description: The 
University of Washington is seeking up to 3 seasonal field biologists to 
conduct monitoring of White-eyed Vireos on and around Fort Hood, Texas 
(an active military base) from early March through the end of August 
2015. Work will primarily be with the White-eyed Vireo although some 
work will occur on the federally endangered Black-capped Vireo. The 
primary tasks will be to resight color-banded birds, locate and monitor 
nests, delineate territories, mist net and band birds, navigate using a 
GPS unit and map, complete and verify data forms, and maintain a work 
vehicle and other field equipment. In July and August, work will consist 
primarily of vegetation measurements and some tracking using radio 
telemetry. All crew members will be expected to keep extensive records 
and follow detailed protocols. Workers will receive several weeks of 
training in mist-netting, banding, nest finding, driving off-road, and 
navigating with a GPS unit and map. Pay is $400/week and housing will be 
provided. Work lasts 40-55 hours/week, generally with six-day work 
weeks. Work starts before sunrise, and involves walking long distances 
in a hot, sunny environment with chiggers, fire ants, cacti, snakes, and 
poison ivy along with a colorful variety of birds and wildflowers. Some 
field equipment is provided (i.e field vehicle, notebooks, GPS units) 
but crew members must provide their own binoculars. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, have good hearing, and 
be able to see the full spectrum of colors. Previous experience banding 
birds, nest searching, and tracking wildlife using radio-telemetry is a 
plus but not required. Bachelor's degree in a related field is 
preferred. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver's license and a good 
driving record. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and contact 
information for 3 references IN A SINGLE PDF to (EM: vireo2015 AT 
gmail.com). The application deadline is December 31, 2013 but positions 
will be offered as qualified applicants apply.

PHD POSITION AVAILABLE in Ruffed Grouse Population Dynamics at Forest & 
Widlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Website: 
http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/graduate-training-opportunities 
Location: Madison, WI. Duration: Open. Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 2 Jan 2015. Job Description: We are seeking an outstanding 
student to pursue the study of overwinter mortality of ruffed grouse in 
central Wisconsin. The student’s dissertation will involve 
radiotelemetry, collecting data on snow and forest conditions, and 
population modeling. Additional field or modeling components could be 
added depending on shared interests and funding opportunities. The 
student will be advised by Benjamin Zuckerberg 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/) in collaboration with Jon 
Pauli (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/pauli/) and Zach Peery 
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/zach-peery/). The PhD assistantship 
is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2015. Note: this position is 
contingent on sufficient funding which will be determined in December. 
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until a 
suitable candidate is chosen. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an 
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence 
through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The 
position is open to both US citizen and international candidates. A 
start date of September 2015 is envisioned. Qualifications: Applicants 
must have A MS degree in wildlife, ecology, evolution or other related 
discipline. Applicants with a BS degree will only be considered if 
substantial relevant experience can be shown. A solid working knowledge 
of radiotelemetry, GIS, mark-recapture analysis, population ecology, and 
demographic modeling are required. Although not a requirement, the 
preferred candidate will have experience conducting field studies in 
winter conditions. Excellent English writing and verbal communication 
skills are essential. To Apply: Interested applicants are asked to 
e-mail the documents listed below to our Student Services Coordinator 
SARA RODOCK (EM: rodock AT wisc.edu) (in ONE PDF file please). 1) Our 
departmental graduate application cover sheet (URL: 
http://go.wisc.edu/oxbq0b) 2) Letter outlining research interests, 
academic and professional backgrounds 3) Resume or CV 4) Copies of 
transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this point) 5) GRE scores 
6) Names and contact addresses of three references Questions should be 
directed to Drs. Zuckerberg (EM: bzuckerberg AT wisc.edu).

AVIAN FIELD ECOLOGIST at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Website: 
http://www.hubbardbrook.org/ Location: Thornton, NH. Duration: 10-12 
weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Warbler Technician (8) 
Point Count (4). Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: 
Participate in a long-term, ecological study of breeding birds at the 
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 abundance and population 
dynamics.Two positions are available: Warbler Technician (8) and Survey 
Technician (4).Fieldwork starts in early to mid-May and lasts 8-12 weeks 
(late July to early August). 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: Both positions require good 
color vision, the ability to hike long distances and to work alone in 
remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and an interest in avian behavioral 
and population ecology. Warbler Technicians must have prior experience 
finding and monitoring passerine nests; experience with banding and 
taking blood samples from small passerines is preferred. Additional 
duties include insect and small mammal surveys, measuring vegetation, 
and transcription of video-recordings of nestling provisioning. Survey 
Technicians must be able to identify New England forest birds by sight 
and sound and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside 
of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is 
preferred. To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 
2 job references to (EM: btbw2015 AT gmail.com). Please include all 
application materials as a single email attachment. In the email subject 
line, indicate the position you seek along with your last name as 
follows: “Last Name_Warbler Technician” or “Last Name_Survey 
Technician;” use “Last Name_Avian Ecologist” if you want to be 
considered for both positions. Address any questions to NICOLE KRAUSS, 
PhD Student, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANT at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 
Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/ Location: Great 
Abaco and Cat Islands, The Bahamas. Duration: 5 weeks. Job Type: 
Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 Jan 2015. Job Description: KIRTLAND’S 
WARBLER ASSISTANT NEEDED (1) – We are looking for one experienced field 
assistant to assist with Kirtland’s Warbler and vegetation surveys on 
Great Abaco and Cat Islands in the Bahamas. In addition to searching for 
previously undiscovered wintering locations of the Kirtland’s Warbler, 
we are also testing some hypotheses about habitat preferences in winter. 
For more information on the larger project please visit 
http://www.nathanwcooper.com/kirtlands-warblers. A stipend of $1000 will 
be provided, and all expenses (i.e., food, lodging, and travel from the 
US to the Bahamas) will be covered (valid passport necessary). Tentative 
dates are March 11 – April 13, 2015. Schedule will vary but plan to 
spend at least six days a week working 8-10 hours per day. Field 
conditions are difficult and include walking through buggy (mosquitoes, 
sand flies) and very dense vegetation, consisting of spiny and poisonous 
plants. Qualifications: Experience with passerine identification, 
standardized bird surveys, and vegetation sampling highly preferred. 
Ability to work long days in tough field conditions, while keeping a 
positive attitude, is absolutely required. To apply please combine a 
cover letter (one-page only) and a resume with 3 references into a 
single .pdf document and email to NATHAN COOPER, Ph.D. (EM: kiwajob AT 
gmail.com). Applications will be reviewed as they are received but will 
be accepted until January 1, 2015.

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP at USFWS. Location: Charlestown, Rhode 
Island. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 
Feb 2015. Job Description: Three interns are needed to work as part of 
the Piping Plover recovery project with the USFWS in Rhode Island. This 
project monitors federally protected Piping Plovers and State protected 
Least Terns during the nesting season. American Oystercatchers which is 
classified as a Species of High Concern and federally protected Roseate 
Terns will also be monitored. Surveys will occur on federal, state, and 
private property in southern Rhode Island. The majority of the work for 
this position(s) will take place outdoors. Duties include erecting nest 
exclosures, posting and signing nesting habitat, educating the public, 
monitoring shorebird pairs and chicks, and recording data. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to 
hike long distances on sand with heavy loads (up to 50 pounds). Work 
will include weekends and holidays. Previous birding experience and a 
valid US driver's license are required. Must be a team player, have a 
positive attitude, and be willing to work on other projects within the 
biological program. To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 
contact information for 3 references to RYAN KLEINERT, 50 Bend Road, 
Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to (EM: Ryan_Kleinert AT 
fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS at Klamath Bird 
Observatory. Website: http://www.klamathbird.org/ Location: Weaverville, 
CA Duration: 3.5 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 5. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: The Klamath Bird 
Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking five (5) INTERNS to 
participate in the bird monitoring component of a large restoration 
project on the Trinity River in northern California (APR 13 – 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. 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. 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, and orienteering. 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: eea AT 
klamathbird.org; PH: 541-282-0866). 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.

PROFESSOR AND HEAD at Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, 
Mississippi State University. Website: http://www.jobs.msstate.edu 
Location: Starkville, MS. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Job 
Description: We seek a leader for our Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, 
and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. We are a diverse team, 
focusing on applied and theoretical natural resources problems at state, 
national, and international levels. The successful candidate will lead 
and administer research, teaching, and extension programs, and work with 
on- and off-campus units, stakeholders, and clientele. Qualifications 
include a doctorate in wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, or related 
natural resources field, and a professional background appropriate for 
tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Administrative 
experience is desirable. Mississippi State University is an equal 
opportunity employer and 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. Apply at 
http://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF# 8470). Send direct inquiries and 
supplemental documents to: Dr. SCOTT WILLARD, WFA Search Chair, College 
of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 
9760, MS State, MS 39762, or (EM: swillard AT cals.msstate.edu PH: 
662-325-0233). Applications will be accepted until a candidate is 
chosen; review of the candidate pool will begin January 20, 2015. 
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research. Website: https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app 
Location: San Diego County, CA. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is hiring 
two paid Research Technicians. **Positions are short term and will last 
from March 18 to August 18. Salary is $15/hr without benefits. The 
Research Technician 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 (1 position) and Marine Corps 
Base Camp Pendleton (1 position). This is an hourly position and number 
of hours per week will vary during the season. It is anticipated that 
during May and June the schedule will be 40 hours/week but only half 
time the rest of the season. Technicians will be working on both weekend 
days during part of the season. Hours of the position are highly 
variable and may begin as early as 6 am or stay until dusk. The schedule 
may change frequently and may require working 6 days per week. 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE: assisting with data downloading, 
summary and report writing, producing maps with ArcGIS, assisting with 
field surveys of tern and plover nesting areas, data collection using an 
electronic data entry system, use of hand-held GPS units. 
Qualifications: REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: must be working 
towards or completed a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a 
related field or have at least one year of field experience working with 
shorebird species, experience with Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS, 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. Attention to detail is critical. 
Although not essential, the following qualifications are considered 
beneficial: experience with databases, field experience with birds. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Valid CA drivers’ 
license required within 10 days of hire. 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** Applicants must pass a drug screening and 
physical fitness test. To Apply: On-line application (URL: 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app) must be submitted by 
9:30pm Pacific Standard Time. A cover letter addressing specific 
qualifications for this position is highly recommended.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR at Hudson River Park Trust. Website: 
http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/ Location: New York City, NY. Duration: 
10 months. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 18 Dec 2014. Job Description: SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps 
partners with state and non-profit agencies to address the conservation 
needs of the Hudson River Watershed region. Corps members are placed at 
individual host sites along a 200 mile corridor from the lower 
Adirondacks to New York City, joining together regularly for trainings, 
service projects, and regional events. The selected applicant will work 
with the Hudson River Park Trust’s Environment and Education (E&E) staff 
towards achieving the Trust’s mission of protecting and managing the 
Hudson River Estuarine Sanctuary and improving awareness and 
understanding of the Hudson River through education and outreach. The 
member’s time will be spent on a combination of environmental education 
and stewardship responsibilities. The Hudson River Park provides quality 
hands-on environmental education experiences to thousands of school 
groups (k – Grade 12), summer campers (toddlers – Grade 12), and park 
patrons. The member will largely support the coordination and 
implementation of our robust environmental education programming as well 
as help mentor 3-month SCA members during the summer season. The E&E 
department also hosts science outreach events for local families and 
students that the member will help plan and manage. In addition, 
stewardship responsibilities will include monitoring oyster cages, eel 
mops, settlement plates, and caught fish, caring for collected 
specimens, horticulture activities, park beautification, volunteer 
events, and water quality testing. The member will also be encouraged to 
discuss individual interests with their supervisor and if feasible, the 
member can design a research/monitoring project to be accomplished by 
the member over the course of the term. Applicants must be very 
comfortable speaking in public, friendly, flexible, team-work oriented, 
and have a strong passion for teaching about the environment to diverse 
audiences. This position is manual labor intensive and requires someone 
who is willing and able to lift up to 50lbs and work outdoors and 
weekends (40hrs/week) in all types of weather conditions. Catch and 
release fishing is a key component to our education programming and 
applicants should also be comfortable handling fish and bait. This is an 
excellent opportunity for those interested in urban environmental 
education and outreach. The member will get exposure to many of NYC’s 
environmental organizations and build extensive experience in teaching 
diverse audiences about NYC’s natural resources. Essential Functions of 
Position: Environmental education; Public Outreach; Coordination and 
administration of environmental education programming; Oversight of park 
stewardship; Animal husbandry; Independent monitoring or research 
project; Logging data; Resource development; Mentoring 3-month SCA 
members in the field Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and 
Abilities: Strong communication skills; Comfortable interacting with 
NYC’s diverse public, especially children; Comfortable with practicing 
catch and release fishing and handling fish and bait; Strong leadership 
skills; Flexibility; High regard for safety Ability to lift up to 50lbs; 
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions; Ability to work 
weekends Required Academic and Experience Qualifications: Coursework, 
experience or passion for education, environmental studies or related 
fields is preferred. Teaching experience is also a plus, but not 
required. APPLY Online: 
https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/environmental-educator/po-00621649

MS/PHD: ISOTOPE ECOLOGY OF MARSH FOODWEBS & DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL SPILL 
at Louisiana State University. Website: 
http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab/?p=279 Job Type: Student 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: Seeking a highly 
motivated graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to begin graduate research at 
Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and 
Coastal Sciences (DOCS) in Fall 2015. The student will join a large, 
multi-institution team of researchers on the Coastal Waters Consortium 
(CWC) project (http://cwc.lumcon.edu) funded by the Gulf of Mexico 
Research Initiative to study the impacts of the Deep Water Horizon oil 
spill on marshes and coastal environments. Specifically, the student 
will work in the Polito Lab at LSU (www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab) 
and focus on stable isotope based food web studies of terrestrial and 
aquatic marsh consumers including seaside sparrows, rice rats and 
estuarine fishes. Qualifications: Desired qualifications include: 1) 
B.S./M.S. degree in biology, ecology, marine science, chemistry, or 
relevant discipline, 2) relevant laboratory experience - sample 
preparation, gas chromatography, bulk and amino acid based 
compound-specific stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and 3) 
relevant field experience – the ability to conduct rigorous field work 
in a group setting at sites in Louisiana that are accessible only by 
small boats. To Apply: Interested candidates should fill out a 
pre-application form for the DOCS graduate program 
(http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/) 
and indicate on this form that you would like to work with Dr. Polito. 
In addition, please email a single pdf containing your CV, a cover 
letter with your research interests, a brief summary of accomplishments 
(educational background, GPA, GRE scores), and contact information for 
at least three professional references to Dr. MICHAEL POLITO (mpolito AT 
lsu.edu). Qualified candidates will be contacted directly by early 
January 2015 and encouraged to submit a full application to the M.S. or 
Ph.D. graduate program in DOCS. To be considered for BoR funding full 
applications should be completed received by the Graduate School and 
DOCS prior to February 1st, 2015.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL NETWORKS 
PROJECT at University of New Hampshire Location: Oahu, HI Duration: 6+ 
months Job Type: Seasonal Number of Openings: 2 Application Deadline: 31 
Dec 2014. Job Description: We are seeking 2 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 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. Field work will include 
mist-netting and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping 
rodents, surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, 
radio-telemetry, and plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will 
include identification of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed 
traps. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. The candidate selected for this position will work on a 
field crew of 10-14 people including other technicians, interns, and 
graduate students. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions and to live with a large crew. Start date: January 2nd, 
2015 for an initial 6 month contract. Continued employment may be 
possible pending satisfactory performance. Salary: $1500 per month. 
Housing and field vehicles provided. Technicians will be hired through 
the University of New Hampshire Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in 
biology, natural resources, wildlife biology or related field. Applicant 
must have at least 2 years of field experience. Preference will be given 
to applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, 
avian nest searching, rat ecology, seed and/or plant ecology, and radio 
telemetry. To Apply: Contact: Dr. J. PATRICK KELLEY (EM: jpkelley AT 
ucdavis.edu). 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 and 
continue until positions are filled. Please write “Field techs Hawaii – 
Your last name” in subject heading.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS at Alaska SeaLife Center. Website: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: United States. Duration: 10-12 
week minimum commitment. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 11 Jan 
2015. Job Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is sponsoring an 
internship program for college students or graduates who are interested 
in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility. 
ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational experience in a 
variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the type of internship, 
duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or marine mammal staff with 
animal husbandry tasks; helping with marine-related research projects as 
support in our education department. Interns will be required to 
participate in a variety of areas and all interns are required to 
participate to some extent in the interpretive aspects of our operation. 
Interns will not be permitted to participate in ASLC activities on 
vessels unless specified in the internship. To apply please visit our 
internship page at www.alaskasealife.org. Opportunities are available in 
the following areas for the summer 2015 season: Aquarium Husbandry Avian 
Husbandry Dive/Aquarium Husbandry Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry Eider (Sea 
Duck) Laboratory Interpretation - Avian Interpretation - Education 
Interpretation - Eider Interpretation - Mammals Interpretation - 
Marketing Interpretation - National Park Service Interpretation - 
Steller SeaLion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project Marine Animal 
Stranding Program Marine Mammal Husbandry Marine Mammal Research Steller 
Sea Lion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project Veterinary Laboratory 
Qualifications: Program Requirements: -Applicants must be college 
graduates or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university 
with a background or coursework in a related field. -Applicants must 
have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction, 
have excellent communication skills, and good organizational skills with 
attention to detail. -Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an 
ever-changing work environment, and be available weekends, evenings and 
holidays. -Public speaking skills, a familiarity with video equipment 
and software, and experience with education programs are highly 
encouraged. -For many internships applicants should be agile with a good 
sense of balance in order to maneuver around exhibits and holding areas. 
To Apply: Please visit our internship page at 
http://www.alaskasealife.org for application instructions.

INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST - PAID INTERNSHIP at International Crane 
Foundation. Website: http://www.savingcranes.org Location: Baraboo, WI. 
Duration: 9 months. Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 4 Application 
Deadline: 01/09/2015 Job Description: 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; 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. 
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. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To 
Apply: 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).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org/ Location: Tonopah Nevada. Duration: This work will 
begin in mid- to late-February 2015 and continue until at least June 
2015. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2015. Job Description: The Great Basin Bird Observatory is 
seeking applications for up to six field technician positions to conduct 
bird surveys, mortality surveys, and related work at a solar power 
generating facility near Tonopah Nevada. Qualifications: Candidates 
should have demonstrated bird survey and bird identification skills, and 
ideally should have experience with mortality surveys or similar kinds 
of compliance monitoring. A high level of attention to detail and 
adherence to protocol is mandatory. Additional skills required include 
use of GPS units and strong data entry and data QC skills. GIS 
experience is useful but not required. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license. To Apply: Please send cover letters and CVs to JOHN 
BOONE, Great Basin Observatory, (EM: boone AT gbbo.org)

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS at FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Location: northeast Florida. Duration: April 3-July 30, 
2015. Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
9 Jan 2015. Job Description: SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS (3) needed 
(April 3-July 30, 2015) to assist with Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Wren 
project in Northeast Florida. Technicians will be seasonal employees 
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technicians 
will conduct point counts from a boat in historical nesting areas in the 
tidal salt marshes of Northeast Florida. Technicians will also 
participate in nest searching, habitat sampling, and data entry. 
Position requires some travel between field sites and occasional visits 
to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Pay is ~$2080/month (pre-tax), no 
benefits. Housing will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants must have 
previous field experience and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, 
environmental science or related field. Applicant should also be able to 
identify songbirds by sight and sound. Must be detail-oriented and 
careful with data collection. Must be able to cope with long days in the 
sun and adverse weather conditions, be able to swim and have good 
driving record. Previous nest searching experience, coastal and/or 
wetland experience, and experience with motor boats and trailers highly 
preferred. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references 
to AMY SCHWARZER at (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). Applications 
reviewed as received. Last date to apply: January 9, 2015.

MS ASSISTANTSHIP, BENDIRE'S THRASHER at New Mexico State University. 
Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/ Location: Las Cruces, NM. 
Duration: 2 1/2 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We have an immediate opening for an outstanding 
student to pursue MS research on the distribution, habitat associations 
and nest survival of Bendire’s Thrasher in New Mexico. This bird is 
currently experiencing strong population declines throughout its range. 
This is a collaborative project between New Mexico State University and 
the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Duties will include 
surverying for Bendire’s Thrasher across its New Mexico range, 
identifying nest locations, monitoring nest survival and examining 
habitat associations at use and non-use sites. Long hours in the field 
during the breeding season is required. The position will be posted 
until a successful candidate is found, however, applicant review will 
begin December 19th. The successful candidate should be able to start no 
later than February 1, 2015. Start date is contingent on availability of 
funding. Qualifications: BS in Wildlife, ecology or related field. The 
ideal candidate will have excellent bird identification skills (sight 
and sound), previous field experience, be able to work independently, 
travel extensively during the breeding season often camping, and have 
strong communication skills. Demonstrated skills in GIS would also be an 
asset. To Apply: Application material should include: 1) a letter of 
interest that includes information on why you are qualified for this 
position, 2) all undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at 
this point), 3) resume or cv, and 4) GRE scores. Please send this 
information to Dr. MARTHA DESMOND, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and 
Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University at (EM: mdesmond AT 
nmsu.edu).

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP at University of Idaho. Website: 
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/fishwild Location: Moscow, Idaho. Duration: 
2-5 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job 
Description: We seek applications for an exceptional graduate student 
(MS or PhD) who is committed to increasing the cultural and demographic 
diversity and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in fish and 
wildlife sciences. The graduate student will serve as a graduate mentor 
for 4-5 undergraduate fellows that are part of the Doris Duke 
Conservation Scholars program designed to enhance workforce diversity in 
the conservation and natural resources workforce. The Doris Duke 
Conservation Scholar program connects promising undergraduates from four 
other research institutions for experiential learning and networking in 
fish and wildlife conservation fields. The graduate student will mentor 
undergraduate scholars during their summer research experience, continue 
engagement through their academic year, and will assist with placement 
of students for appropriate summer internships with federal, state, or 
tribal partner institutions. The ideal applicant for this Graduate 
Assistantship will be one who is committed to increasing the diversity 
and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in the fisheries and 
wildlife professions. The student will have flexibility in determining 
an appropriate and innovative research program for their MS or PhD 
research, and will be expected to translate the outcome of his/her 
research to diverse audiences. Qualifications include an undergraduate 
degree in fisheries or wildlife (or a related field), excellent written 
and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and willingness to travel 
and conduct field research. See the following webpage for more 
information on the Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences at the 
University of Idaho and the research interests of our faculty: 
(http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/fishwild). To apply, please send the 
following materials (via email attachment) to Dr. COURTNEY CONWAY (EM: 
cconway AT uidaho.edu), Dr. CHRISTINE MOFFITT (EM: cmoffitt AT 
uidaho.edu), Dr. KERRI VIERLING (EM: kerriv AT uidaho.edu), and Dr. 
MICHAEL QUIST (EM: mcquist AT uidaho.edu): (1) Cover letter explaining 
career goals, academic interests, and preferred sub-disciplines of 
study, highlighting relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) unofficial copy 
of undergrad/grad transcripts, (4) contact info for >3 references, and 
(5) GPA and GRE scores/percentiles. You cover letter should mention your 
available start date. Start date is flexible, but preference will be 
given for applicants that can start by 15 May 2015.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (2) at School of Environment and Natural 
Resources, The Ohio State University. Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews Location: Southeast 
Ohio. Duration: 2 months Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) 
needed for forest songbird research in the Appalachian region of 
Southeast Ohio from May to July 2015. The successful applicants will 
conduct annual point count surveys, sample vegetation, and assist and 
coordinate with two graduate students to monitor the response of forest 
songbirds to various forest management activities and forest use within 
the region (locations include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, 
Zaleski State Forest, and other public lands). Annual population 
monitoring data will be used to inform landscape-scale habitat 
management recommendations to maintain viable populations of species. 
Long-term data will also provide valuable data to detect and model 
climate change impacts on forest wildlife populations. Duties will 
primarily consist of conducting point count surveys and vegetation 
sampling. Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for the 
position will be $1400-$1800/month depending on experience. Housing is 
provided. Qualifications: A valid state driver’s license and prior 
experience with identifying eastern North American landbirds by sight 
and sound is required. Proficiency in the identification and knowledge 
of forest plants is desired but not necessary. Applicants with 
experience conducting distance based and/or time removal surveys, tree 
identification, and previous work with graduate students will be 
preferred. To Apply: Applications will be accepted until 
31-January-2015. Please contact BRYCE ADAMS and KALEY DONOVAN if you 
have any questions or to apply send cover letter, resume, and both phone 
numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references as a single pdf to (EM: 
adams.861 AT osu.edu AND donovan.225 AT osu.edu).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- November 23, 2014
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BIOLOGICAL PROGRAM VOLUNTEER  Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, 
United States Fish and Wildlife. Duties: Volunteer work will include 
habitat restoration, native plant propagation and outplanting, removal 
of invasive plants both by hand and through chemical application of 
herbicide, seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, 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 
potentially be 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. Volunteers are responsible for 
their own travel to Honolulu as well as the cost of meals while on 
Midway. One round-trip flight between Midway and Honolulu, and housing 
at Midway are provided. 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 1If 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:Please submit 
cover letter, resum, three work-related references (with phone and 
e-mail), and your available dates in a single pdf file, titled with your 
last name and year of the period you are applying for. Send to: (EM: 
Meg_DuhrSchultz AT fws.gov). For more information please call: 
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.

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP at SUNY ESF. Website: http://jcohenlab.weebly.com/ 
Location: Syracuse, NY. Duration: 3 years. Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 1 March 2015. Job Description: One M.S. Graduate 
Assistantship will be available to start in August 2015 studying 
American Black Duck and Mallard interactions and habitat separation 
during winter in the Finger Lakes region of central NY. Graduate 
research will focus on GPS and conventional radio-tracking of waterfowl, 
counts and behavioral observations of flocks, and habitat assessment. 
Successful applicant will teach for one fall semester and be supported 
on a Graduate Research Assistantship for one spring semester plus up to 
two full years. The most qualified applicants will have strong wildlife 
field skills and strong demonstrated skills in data management and 
analysis. Duties will include writing a study plan, fieldwork related to 
the above objectives, supervising technicians and undergraduate 
assistants, close coordination with state and federal wildlife agency 
biologists, and preparing reports and presentations for scientific 
audiences. Long hours working in cold and inclement weather conditions 
will be required. Student will be part of a lab with several other M.S. 
and Ph.D. students focused on wildlife conservation research. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in Wildlife, 
Conservation Biology, Biology, or similar area. Field experience, 
including waterfowl identification, trapping and handling of birds or 
radio-telemetry, is highly desirable. Applicant must have a valid U.S. 
drivers license. To Apply: For more information, contact either Dr. 
Jonathan Cohen (EM: jcohen14 AT esf.edu) or Dr. Michael Schummer (EM: 
michael.schummer AT oswego.edu). Interested applicants should submit a 
letter of interest, names and contact information of three references, 
unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and resume to Dr. JONATHAN COHEN 
(EM: jcohen14 AT esf.edu). Selected applicants will need to apply to the 
SUNY ESF Graduate School before acceptance.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project 
at The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project. Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/BTMacaw Location: Beni Department, Bolivia. 
Duration: Open. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 23 Oct 2015. 
Job Description: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project needs 
volunteer field assistants from February 2015 for an ongoing project 
with the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) 
in the low-land savanna of Moxos, Bolivia. The Blue-throated Macaw is 
endemic to this region of Bolivia and only about 150 are left in the 
wild. Volunteers will live at the Blue-throated Macaw Conservation 
Center, where there are captive Blue-throated macaws that are part of a 
breeding, training and reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field 
assistants will help with the daily routines of the center as well as 
with research projects on other local parrot species. Duties of the 
center include introducing the captive macaws to a native diet, 
monitoring their feeding behavior, diet and training, collecting their 
native food and maintaining their enclosure and the center. Activities 
for the research projects can include checking cavities in the 
surrounding area for potential nests, mist netting, phenology studies 
and others. Additional activities can include support to the educational 
program, conducting wild Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys 
(may involve tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data 
about their biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include 
guarding them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing 
periodic health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary. 
Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, hard working, 
self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting insects 
(mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able 
to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is always 
appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the 
Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and 
on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great 
opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to 
immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, 
but longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a 
minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the 
fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their own transportation 
to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 50 per 
week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and internet use. 
Applicants from latinamerica will have preferences at the selection 
process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the 
capacity of applicants. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with two 
references to JOS ANTONIO DAZ LUQUE (EM: saveparrot AT gmail.com). In 
the cover letter indicate why you are interest to participate with us 
and your available dates. Individuals interested in applying to this 
position are strongly advised to check the cost of flights from their 
native country to Bolivia prior to applying to the position. Feel free 
to email for further information. Close Date; Until Filled.

LEAD TECH AND FIELD TECHS at University of Florida. Location: 
Gainesville FL and/or Southern AL. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: 5 positions available for experienced and highly motivated 
field technicians to assist on a multi-university project from 
(tentatively) March 9  July 10, 2014 (possibly extending up to July 31) 
in the southeastern US (Gainesville, Florida and Southern Alabama). Lead 
Technicians may start one week earlier. Technicians will work as a part 
of a team of researchers from the University of Florida (Dr. Rob 
Fletcher, Dr. Holly Ober, Mauricio Nunez-Regueiro, and Isabel Gottlieb), 
Emory University (Dr. Berry Brosi), and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological 
Research center (Dr. Lora Smith). The team will quantify species 
responses from several taxa (birds, bees, reptiles, and bats) to major 
pathways for extracting biomass from pine forests. Technicians will 
conduct surveys for birds (transect counts by sight and sound), bats 
(using ANABAT echolocation detectors), bees (aerial netting and pan 
traps), reptiles (drift fences, pitfall traps, funnel traps), and 
vegetation (flower and tree ID, DBH, groundcover, debris, etc). 
Technicians will also assist in the setup and breakdown of field sites, 
data entry, and some lab work with the bee samples (pining, collecting 
pollen)Must be able to tolerate long work weeks (Sometimes 50+ 
hrs/week), occasional camping in the field, biting bugs, heat, rain and 
humidity. Lead Technician: Will be in charge of coordinating the 
day-to-day logistics and field schedule for your team, supervising a 
technician and an undergraduate, and possibly additional/occasional 
volunteers. Will also be responsible for ensuring that your team stays 
current on data entry, lab work, etc. May be responsible for 
coordinating and setting up some field sites unsupervised. Housing and a 
work vehicle will be provided by the project. Qualifications: At least 
two team members must be experienced and proficient at identifying birds 
by sight and sound. Strong preference will be given to candidates with 
demonstrated experience surveying birds via point counts or transects, 
particularly in the southeast. College degree in wildlife, conservation, 
biology, ecology, or related field. Attention to detail Ability to work 
and live communally Positive attitude Valid drivers license Preferred 
experience: Identifying trees and wildflowers, especially in the 
southeast Handling and identifying herps Catching and pinning flying 
insects. Applicants should be enthusiastic about conservation fieldwork, 
have a relevant academic/professional background, and must enjoy living 
and working in small groups. Lead Technician position: You must possess 
exceptional organizational skills and people skills, ability to 
coordinate complex project logistics, manage conflict, etc. To apply 
please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three 
references to ISABEL GOTTLIEB (igwgottlieb AT ufl.edu) Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received, and positions may be filled as highly 
qualified applicants are found. Please indicate whether you would like 
to be considered for a Lead Tech position, or Field Tech only. To apply 
please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three 
references to ISABEL GOTTLIEB (EM: igwgottlieb AT ufl.edu) Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, and positions may be filled as 
highly qualified applicants are found. Please indicate whether you would 
like to be considered for a Lead Tech position, or Field Tech only.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at SNRE University of Arizona. Website: 

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1416522467944 

Location: Tucson, AZ. Duration: Open. Job Type: Post-doc. Application 
Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: The School of Natural Resources 
is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assist with 
developing a program to assess habitat use and movement patterns of 
neotropical migrant passerine birds. There will also be research 
associated with a USGS US/Mexico Border Pulse Flow and Dolores River 
bird/tamarisk issues. Research will be related to providing spatial 
information on the habitat use and movement patterns of passerine bird 
species along the San Pedro and Dolores Rivers. This is a collaborative 
project with disciplines of the US Geological Survey, the University of 
Arizona, and the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and Bureau of Reclamation. Duty station will be at the Sonoran Desert 
Research Station, within the School of Natural Resources on the 
University of Arizona, Tucson campus. Current projects involve capturing 
birds via mist net and placing GPS satellite locators on with a leg 
harness. Documenting habitat use by birds and providing tools and 
products that support land managers and municipalities along the San 
Pedro and Dolores watersheds. Products will include written reports and 
manuscripts for peer reviewed professional journals, as well as workshop 
presentations. This person will assist in leading field work and in 
developing strategies and products that communicate the results of the 
research in a range of formats from peer-reviewed journal articles, to 
USGS publications, and public talks. Travel to field sites will be 
needed and will require a valid driver's license and ability to camp. 
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Biology or related field 
Valid driver's license Preferred Qualifications: Excellent writing 
skills Proficient- within a Mac OSX or Windows based PC computing 
environment and Microsoft Office, with scientific data entry, Arc View, 
SPSS and with biostatical analyses. Experience in leading workshops and 
in giving oral presentations to scientific conferences and workshops. 
Proven experience in synthesizing complex biological information 
including developing GPS satellite monitoring systems, creating 
summaries, literature searching, and writing introductory or other 
supporting materials. Proven experience collaborating on peer-reviewed 
papers, proposals, and outreach materials. Knowledge of establishing 
inventory and monitoring systems for a wide range of biological systems 
and taxonomic groups particularly from the Southwest. Knowledge of land 
management practices and adaptation strategies. To apply, please send a 
cover letter, CV, writing sample (publication from a peer-reviewed 
journal or chapter of your dissertation) and 3 letters of reference to: 
CHARLES VAN RIPER III (EM: charles_van_riper AT usgs.gov) AND MICHELLE 
ALBERT (EM: mjarrell AT email.arizona.edu)

SEASONAL BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN, AUDUBON/FLORIDA STATE PARKS at 
Audubon/Florida State Parks. Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2295/seasonal-bird-survey-technician%2c-audubon-florida-state-parks/job 

Location: Port St. Joe, Florida. Duration: 8 months (Feb through Sept 
2015). Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
12 Dec 2014 Job Description: Position Summary: The Seasonal Bird Survey 
Technician will be part of a hybrid Audubon-Florida Park Service team 
conducting coastal bird monitoring and management research in 11 of 
Florida District 1 State Parks. S/he will be responsible for locating 
and monitoring shorebird nests and broods, as well as maintaining 
protected nesting and brood-rearing habitat at Florida State Parks 
throughout the Florida Panhandle as part of a long term management and 
research project. Focal beach-nesting bird species include snowy 
plovers, Wilsons plovers, American oystercatchers, least terns and 
black skimmers. Duties include capturing, banding and resighting snowy 
plovers, Wilsons plovers and American oystercatchers. Other duties may 
include conducting disturbance observations, conducting predator 
tracking surveys, data entry, working with volunteers and interacting 
with the public for education and outreach as part of a Bird Steward 
program. Additional responsibilities include conducting year-round 
surveys of non-breeding shorebird and seabirds species observed in the 
study area, with a focus on piping plovers and red knots. Two (2) 
seasonal positions are available, from February through September 2015, 
and are based near Port St. Joe, FL. Field housing will be provided at 
the St. Joseph Buffer Preserve. Working some weekend and holidays will 
be required during summer months. Qualifications and Experience: 
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, 
Zoology or related field required. 1 year experience with shorebird 
identification, surveying and locating nests, as well as previous 
experience banding and re-sighting banded shorebirds with a spotting 
scope is required. Demonstrated interest in avian research and 
conservation. Strong verbal communication skills required; must be 
comfortable working with the general public to teach them about 
beach-nesting birds. Proficient use of GPS devices, Garmin software and 
experience with ArcGIS preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office 
applications, to include Word, Excel and Access. Must possess a valid 
driver's license; have experience towing trailers, operating all-terrain 
vehicles and boats is also desired. Ability to work in various outdoor 
situations, including high heat, humidity and/or rainy conditions, and 
walking 1-4 miles in soft sand. To Apply: Go to the Audubon Florida 
Career Opportunities link and fill out application: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2295/seasonal-bird-survey-technician%2c-audubon-florida-state-parks/job 

If problems, go to Audubon career opportunities link, enter job category 
science and tallahasse location and position will highlight.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at USGS Western Ecological Research 
Center. Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/ Location: San Diego, CA. 
Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Up to 6. 
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2015. Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
TECHNICIANS needed for ongoing population studies of the threatened and 
endangered passerines, including Least Bells Vireo, Southwestern Willow 
Flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, and other riparian birds in San 
Diego County, California. Primary duties include surveying coastal 
riparian habitat for vireos and flycatchers, nest monitoring, resighting 
color banded birds, and vegetation sampling. Additional opportunities 
include capturing and banding riparian birds at five MAPS and spring 
migration monitoring stations, and conducting presence-absence surveys 
for California Gnatcatchers in burned and unburned coastal sage scrub 
habitats. Employment dates are 16 March 21 August 2015 (end-date is 
approximate and flexible; start date approximately 1 March for 
California Gnatcatcher work). Housing is available at the San Diego 
State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Fallbrook, 
California ($15/day; no pets). Salary ranges from $18-$21/hour depending 
on experience. Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and 
must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, able to 
work independently in sometimes remote locations, and able to maintain a 
positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging field 
conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, 
and biting insects. Applicants must also possess a valid drivers 
license, be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing occasionally to 
use their personal vehicle for travel to field sites when necessary if 
government vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage reimbursed at 
$0.55/mile). Applicants must have working knowledge of Excel, and be 
able to navigate in the field using a compass and GPS (Global 
Positioning System). Experience collecting data with Trimble Juno PDAs 
(Personal Digital Assistant) a plus. Preference will be given to 
applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing 
surveying and nest-monitoring of Least Bells Vireo and/or Southwestern 
Willow Flycatcher and/or California Gnatcatchers, or with field 
experience with these or similar species. Experience handling and 
banding passerines is also preferred. To Apply: Please submit a cover 
letter describing interest and qualifications, a CV or resume, your 
specific dates of availability, and the names and contact information 
(including email) of at least two references. Mail/fax/email 
applications to SUELLEN LYNN, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, 
San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 
92101 (PH: 619-225-6437, FX:619-225-6436, EM: suellen_lynn at usgs.gov). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until 
positions are filled, but no later than January 30, 2015.

SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS at University of Idaho. Location: southern 
Idaho. Duration: 4-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Crew leaders needed for an extensive 
research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring 
cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and 
habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse on leks at night in remote locations, attaching radio 
collars to female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked 
sage-grouse to locate nests, monitoring nests, following hens with 
broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, 
plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over 
large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Additionally, 
crew leaders will be responsible for supervising 1-4 field technicians, 
writing and submitting regular updates, and coordinating field 
logistics. Applicants with previous experience performing one or more of 
these duties will be given preference. All crew members will be required 
to walk many hours daily over rough terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, 
and to work unusual hours including trapping grouse at night. Crew 
leaders will be assigned to one of our 4 study sites in southern Idaho: 
Big Southern Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; 
Browns Bench near Rogerson, ID; and Sheeps Creek near Grassmere, ID. 
Field lodging will be provided in shared camp trailers. This highly 
collaborative project 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. Start date is somewhat flexible but will likely be between 
10 February and 12 March. Employment will end 1 July - 15 August. Salary 
will be $2200-2400/month, depending on experience. Qualifications 
include possessing an undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related 
field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.). Applicants must 
have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid 
drivers license, willingness to travel, and willingness to live and 
conduct field research under rigorous and remote conditions during 
variable weather conditions (snow and rain early in the field season; 
heat at the end of the field season). A background in ranching/farming 
and experience with 4WD vehicles is beneficial. 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) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 December.

PHD AND/OR MS ASSISTANTSHIP at San Diego State University. Location: San 
Diego, CA. Job Type: Student. Job Description: Graduate student 
assistantship available in the lab of Dr. Kevin J. Burns at San Diego 
State University at either the MS or PhD level. Project involves 
studying the evolution of tanagers including gathering next generation 
sequencing data, phylogeny reconstruction, trait evolution, and 
diversification analyses. For more information on research in the Burns 
lab, including this project, see http://kevinburnslab.com/ 
Qualifications: Preference will be given to students with demonstrated 
lab and research experience. For admission requirements to the MS 
program, see http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/ms.html; for the PhD program see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/jdeb.html. To Apply: Please send an email 
expressing interest to Dr. KEVIN J. BURNS (EM: kburns AT mail.sdsu.edu). 
Please include a description of your research experience, c.v., GRE 
scores (if available), and a brief summary of courses and grades. For 
more information on applying to the MS program, see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/ms.html; for the PhD program see 
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/eb/jdeb.html. Review of PhD applications begins 
December 14th, review of MS applications begin February 1st.

FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III at Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission. Website: 

http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-762645&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Location: Okeechobee, FL Duration: Permanent Full-time. Job Type: 
Permanent. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description:  This 
position is within the Aquatic Habitat Restoration/Enhancement 
Subsection (AHRE) of the Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Conservation 
Section. The position will work within the South Florida AHRE 
multidisciplinary team to 1) develop wetland and aquatic habitat 
enhancement projects to benefit fish and wildlife resources, 2) develop 
and direct aquatic avian response monitoring and evaluation of aquatic 
habitat management and restoration activities and 3) coordinate AHRE 
activities with the FWC snail kite coordinator. A strong working 
background in wetland and aquatic ecology or avian ecology with strong 
oral and written communication skills is required.  Identify, develop, 
coordinate, and implement wetland and aquatic habitat restoration 
projects, including removal of nuisance vegetation and organic 
sediments, herbicide treatment of aquatic plants, planting of beneficial 
wetland vegetation species and utilization of other wetland restoration 
techniques.  Procure necessary state and federal permits required for 
project implementation. Develop project bid documents and contracts. 
Provide contract management and contractor oversight of approved aquatic 
habitat enhancement projects.  Work across FWC divisions and cooperate 
with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, 
the private sector, and others as appropriate to implement FWCs aquatic 
habitat restoration program, including participating in and providing 
input to internal (FWC sponsored) and external (non-FWC sponsored) 
aquatic resource management groups.  Coordinate and assist in wetland 
and aquatic habitat monitoring and sampling to evaluate and predict 
environmental response to project activities in coordination with other 
FWC division, office and section personnel.  Create and maintain 
databases of collected scientific data and maps of project areas using 
appropriate computer software (working knowledge of GPS hardware and GIS 
software is required).  Prepare, publish and present project management 
plans and relevant project findings through internal 
(quarterly/annual/completion reports and management plans) and external 
(peer-reviewed publications, professional and public meeting, etc.) 
outlets.  Perform other project-related duties and tasks as directed by 
supervisor. Maintain project vehicles, boats, and field and laboratory 
equipment in working condition. Assist other AHRE and Commission 
projects as necessary.  Responsible for timely and accurate processing 
and or approval, as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for 
payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic 
interest penalty payments to said vendors.  Responsible for adhering to 
the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to 
State Comptrollers rules and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. 
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or 
university with a major in one of the biological sciences with two years 
of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program 
is required. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university 
in one of the biological sciences with one year of professional 
biological experience in a field or laboratory program is preferred. 
Apply through People First, State of Florida.

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIANS IN THE BAHAMAS at University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. Location: San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. 
Duration: 2-3 weeks. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-3. 
Application Deadline: 6 Dec 2014. Job Description: Volunteer field 
technicians (1-3) needed for a study of Prairie Warblers and other birds 
on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. Technicians needed (dates 
tentative) for a short session of field work for 12-17 days between 
January 2 and January 18, 2015. Primary activities will be re-sighting 
color banded prairie warblers. We will also conduct some target mist 
netting and banding migratory passerine birds. Other work includes 
cutting and maintaining trails, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Work 
will be done in wet and/or dense vegetation, usually in hot, very sunny 
conditions. Given the short amount of time on the island, the work 
schedule will be 6-7 days a week. Applicants should be prepared for long 
days in the field; re-sighting work is done in the early morning and 
late afternoon. We will be staying at the Gerace Research Centre 
(http://www.geraceresearchcentre.com/) in the company of other research 
and student groups, with a beautiful pristine beach as the backyard. We 
unfortunately do not have funding for airfare to/from the island 
(usually $400-600 round trip from the States). Additionally, room and 
board fees at the Gerace Research Centre are $68/night. We may have 
funding for room and board fees, however, applicants who can pay for 
part or all of their fees are preferred. Qualifications: Preferred 
applicants will be very good at re-sighting color-banded songbirds; 
prairie warblers are very difficult to re-sight in our study plots. 
Nevertheless, enthusiastic applicants with less experience are welcome, 
especially those willing to help pay their room and board fees. 
Applicants will get hands-on experience learning how to re-sight and 
conduct behavioral observations, set up nets and extract birds, banding, 
and possibly blood sampling. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, 
be able to work independently and with others, follow directions well, 
and be in very good physical condition. To Apply: Please send a short 
cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information (name, phone number, 
and email address) for 3 references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT 
gmail.com). Also, indicate if you are willing to pay for part or all of 
room and board fees. If interested please apply as soon as possible.

SAGE-GROUSE TECHNICIANS at University of Idaho. Location: southern 
Idaho. Duration: 4-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Field technicians needed for an extensive 
research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring 
cattle grazing on sage-grouse nesting behavior, demographic traits, and 
habitat characteristics. Duties include: trapping and banding 
sage-grouse on leks at night in remote locations, attaching radio 
collars to female sage-grouse, using telemetry to track radio-marked 
sage-grouse to locate nests, monitoring nests, following hens with 
broods, measuring vegetation characteristics and rangeland condition, 
plant identification, mapping percent grass utilization by cattle over 
large areas, conducting insect sampling, and data entry. Applicants with 
previous experience performing one or more of these duties will be given 
preference. Technicians will need to walk many hours daily over rough 
terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, and will be required to work 
unusual hours including trapping grouse at night. Technicians will work 
at one or more of our 4 study sites in southern Idaho: Big Southern 
Butte near Arco, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; Browns Bench near 
Rogerson, ID; and Sheeps Creek near Grassmere, ID. Field lodging will 
be provided in shared camp trailers. This highly collaborative project 
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. Start 
date is somewhat flexible (most techs will start between 10 February and 
12 March). Employment will end 1 July - 15 August. 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) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 
December. Qualifications: Qualifications include possessing (or working 
towards) an undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related field (e.g., 
Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.). Applicants must have 
excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid drivers 
license, willingness to travel, and willingness to live and conduct 
field research under rigorous and remote conditions during variable 
weather conditions (snow and rain early in the field season; heat at the 
end of the field season). A background in ranching/farming and 
experience with 4WD vehicles is beneficial. 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) contact info for >3 
references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if available). 
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as 
they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 15 December.

FIELD INTERNS FOR COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SEED DISPERSAL NETWORKS PROJECT 
at University of New Hampshire. Location: Oahu, HI. Duration: Start 
date: March 1, 2015 for an initial 4 month contract. Continued 
employment may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 20 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: We are seeking interns 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. Field work will include 
mist-netting and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping 
rodents, surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, 
radio-telemetry, and plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will 
include identification of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed 
traps. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. The candidate selected for this position will work on a 
field crew of 10-14 people including other interns, technicians, and 
graduate students. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions. Interns will be encouraged to write and publish 
manuscripts in collaboration with the group. Salary: $500 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 tropical 
ecosystems, avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat ecology, plant 
ecology, and/or radio telemetry. To Apply: Contact: Dr. COREY E. 
TARWATER (EM: coreytar AT mail.ubc.ca). 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. No more applications will be accepted after Dec. 
20, 2014.

MS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY to conduct radar analysis 
of bird migration at University of Delaware. Website: 
http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/ Location: Newark, DE. 
Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. 
Job Description: Dr. Jeff Bulers Aeroecology Program at the University 
of Delaware has pending a two-year M.S. graduate research assistant 
position in Wildlife Ecology to begin spring semester 2015 (February 
2015). The position is to help conduct a study in collaboration with the 
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD to use weather 
radar observations to map the spatio-temporal patterns of landbird use 
of stopover sites during fall and spring migration within North Carolina 
over the last 20 years. The candidate will be expected to develop a 
thesis project within the purview of the current study objectives.Salary 
is ~$23,000/year plus tuition and reduced-cost health care benefits. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife ecology, 
geography, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R 
statistical software, weather radars, and landbird migration biology is 
preferred. This position will not involve any field work. Strong 
quantitative skills and a strong work ethic are essential. To Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled. Position is contingent on the award of pending 
funds. Please send application materials (resume, copies of transcripts, 
GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to Dr. JEFFREY 
BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and Wildlife 
Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716. 
IMPORTANT. Due to the short application window, applicants must also 
submit a formal application for graduate school at the University of 
Delaware by December 1, 2014 (http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/).

MS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY at University of Delaware 
Website: http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/ Location: Newark, DE 
Duration: 2 years Job Type: Student Application Deadline: 12/01/2014 Job 
Description: Dr. Jeff Bulers Aeroecology Program at the University of 
Delaware has pending a two-year M.S. graduate research assistant 
position in Wildlife Ecology to begin spring semester 2015 (February 
2015). The position is to help conduct a study in collaboration with the 
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD to use weather 
radar observations to map the spatio-temporal patterns of landbird use 
of stopover sites during fall and spring migration within North Carolina 
over the last 20 years. The candidate will be expected to develop a 
thesis project within the purview of the current study objectives. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife ecology, 
geography, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R 
statistical software, weather radars, and landbird migration biology is 
preferred. This position will not involve any field work. Strong 
quantitative skills and a strong work ethic are essential. To Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled. Position is contingent on the award of pending 
funds. Please send application materials (resume, copies of transcripts, 
GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to Dr. JEFFREY 
BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and Wildlife 
Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716. 
IMPORTANT. Due to the short application window, applicants must also 
submit a formal application for graduate school at the University of 
Delaware by December 1, 2014 (http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/).

PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR at Tall Timbers Research 
Station. Location: Tallahassee, Florida. Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR to 
participate in a study of the behavioral ecology of the brown-headed 
nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) for 10 weeks from mid-February 2015 to mid May 
2015. Applicants must commit to full 10-week field season. Project 
Description: Brown-headed nuthatches inhabit open pine forests 
throughout the southeastern United States. These cavity-nesting birds 
are cooperative breeders, and this project investigates the evolution 
and function of cooperative behavior, specifically how cooperative 
groups form and the benefit of helpers throughout the breeding season. 
Duties: Responsibilities of the field assistants include: setting up 
video cameras at nesting sites, conducting behavioral observations of 
color-banded brown-headed nuthatches and other bird species at nesting 
sites, re-sighting color-banded birds, and assisting in field 
experiments. Field assistants will also be expected to enter data, 
maintain and manage equipment, and assist with additional research 
activities. There will be opportunities to assist in mist-netting and 
banding birds, learn basic GIS operations and database management, and 
assist with prescribed burns. Interns are also encouraged to undertake a 
small, independent project that relates to the broader study of nuthatch 
behavior. Pay: A weekly stipend of $245 and housing at Tall Timbers 
Research Station will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants should be 
physically fit and capable of being out in the woods for full field days 
(approximately 6:00 am  4:30 pm), be able to carry up to 40lbs of 
equipment, should have a strong interest in animal behavior and birds, 
capable of interacting well with others and able to work independently 
in the field. Successful applicants should have strong field skills and 
experience, experience with behavioral observations, bird species 
identification, and the ability to read color bands and conduct 
behavioral observations on small, fast moving birds (using scope and 
binoculars). Assistants should expect long field days that range in 
temperature, be able to independently navigate through a large matrix of 
pine forest, be prepared for encounters with venomous snakes and various 
bugs including chiggers. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and 
Access, and basic video camera skills are preferred. Applicants should 
be working towards or have recently completed a B.A. (B.S.) in biology, 
ecology, or related field. Individuals that are working towards or have 
recently completed an M.S. in biology, ecology, or related field will 
also be considered. All applicants must have a valid U.S. drivers 
license and a good driving record. To Apply: Send a SINGLE document 
containing the following: 1) cover letter explaining your motivation and 
qualifications to work on this project, 2) CV, which should include your 
field experience and any additional relevant experience, and 3) contact 
information for three professional references who are familiar with your 
field experience, personality, and interests (include their email and 
phone numbers) to: JESSICA A. CUSICK Florida State University Department 
of Biological Science (EM: jcusick AT fsu.edu). Email Subject Line: 
BHNU Field Assistant Application Review of applications will begin on 
November 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS needed for field study of Black-throated tits and 
Silver-throated tits in China at Beijing Forestry University, China. 
Website: http://www.luckytit.cn Location: Dongzhai National Nature 
Reserve, Henan province, China. Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 2015. Job 
Description: Volunteer assistants are needed for field study of the 
breeding biology and behavior of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated 
tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve of central China. The 
project will start in January, 2015 and will last until the end of the 
breeding season (usually early June). Volunteers are welcome to join at 
any time during the project, but those who can stay longer (?4 weeks) 
are preferred. Main duties include mist-netting and banding birds, 
searching nest, blood sampling, behavioral observation, watching 
nest-monitoring videos, data entry, as well as any other possible works 
involved in the field. Assistants will work with researchers from 
Beijing Forestry University. 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 field skills of 
ornithological research, see many Chinese bird species of central China, 
and experience Chinese tradition and culture. Qualifications: Previous 
experience with birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic training 
such as bird banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, will be 
provided. Volunteers are expected to have strong interests in birds and 
animal behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and 
irregular time in the field, and share rooms with team members. To apply 
and inquire, please contact (EM: Jin YU at yujin0819 AT qq.com). 
Please include a cover letter and a resume when applying. Together with 
the application, we appreciate it if the applicants could have ?2 
recommendation letters directly sent by references to the above email 
address.

SAGE-GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANTS at University of California Davis. Website: 
http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/ Location: Lander, WY. Duration: 
2 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2015. Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed 
approximately March 3  May 5 for investigations of the behavior and 
ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse near Lander, Wyoming and the scenic Wind 
River Range. The projects are part of a larger effort in Prof. Gail 
Patricellis lab at UC Davis to understand the environmental and social 
factors shaping sage-grouse display behaviors- see the following 
websites for more information (http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/gpatricelli/) 
and (http://www.alankrakauer.org). Assistants will use video and audio 
recording technology to support an NSF-funded study of courtship 
dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all 
of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, 
observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, GPS surveying, 
habitat characterization and vegetation sampling, capture of adult 
sage-grouse, radio-telemetry, data entry, and some computer and video 
analysis. Assistants will receive a total stipend of $1500 (~$750/mo) 
plus food and shared housing, but need to provide their own 
transportation to Lander and their own personal gear. Qualifications: 
Assistants must be flexible in their needs and comfortable living and 
working in close quarters in a remote field station, and able to work in 
adverse field conditions (mainly MUD, WIND and COLD). Work will be daily 
and primarily early in the morning, with afternoon and night work 
required as well. Applicants must have a valid drivers license, basic 
computer skills, and have participated in at least one field biology 
project in the past. Wilderness First Aid or First Responder, and 
previous experience/certification with off-road driving and/or ATVs is 
preferred but not required. Individuals with previous sage-grouse 
capture experience especially encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please send 
a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume, and contact info for two 
(2) references to: ALAN KRAKAUER, Department of Evolution and Ecology, 
University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2320 Storer Hall, 
Davis, CA 95616, or preferably by email to (EM: ahkrakauer AT 
ucdavis.edu). The positions will remain open until filled, and review of 
applications will begin immediately.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANT on Hispaniolan Woodpecker behavioral 
ecology at Cornell University. Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/ Location: Piedra Blanca 
(near Jarabacoa), La Vega province, Dominican Republic. Duration: 6.5 
months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4-5. Job Description: 
Field assistants (4-5) needed for a study of ecology of colonial, 
cooperative breeding and foraging behavior in the Hispaniolan Woodpecker 
in the Dominican Republic. Field research assistants will participate in 
data collection during an intensive 6.5-month field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest-searching, assisting 
with bird capture and processing, nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches and foraging records), assisting 
with tree-climbing, color-band reading, and data entry. Assistants are 
needed to arrive between 26 and 28 January (though there is some 
flexibility with start date) and to remain until 13 August. Applications 
will be accepted until positions are filled. Job description: The 
Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) breeds colonially and 
observations suggest the species demonstrates some form of cooperative 
breeding, where ?3 birds contribute care to a single brood. Little is 
known about the extent and form of cooperative breeding in this species, 
and fieldwork in the current field season will focus on describing the 
social organization of woodpecker colonies, attempting to answer such 
questions as: 1) How commonly do supernumary birds occur? 2) Do 
individuals simultaneously attend >1 nest? In addition, we will collect 
data to help answer questions about the costs, benefits, and 
consequences of group living and the operation of sexual selection in 
cooperative societies. Field research assistants will participate in 
data collection during an intensive 6.5-month field season. Assistant 
duties will include (but are not limited to) nest-searching, assisting 
with bird capture and processing, nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches and foraging records), assisting 
with tree-climbing, color-band reading, and data entry. Assistants will 
be trained to set up, operate, and take down a unique elevated mist-net 
system developed specifically for this project but with applications to 
other ornithological studies. Days will be long and the work will be 
physically and mentally demanding, but for those seeking to gain 
experience in field research you wont be disappointed. The workweek 
will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled fields and 
forests, involving hiking muddy, steep hills, climbing barbed-wire 
fences, and avoiding bulls; this work will leave you exhausted at the 
end of the day! Assistants will be involved in all aspects of the 
project, including discussions of the conceptual framework of the 
project. Neotropical bird species are generally poorly known with many 
aspects of their natural history incomplete or wholly unknown. 
Hispaniola is an island with many endemic and/or poorly known species 
that will reveal their intriguing secrets to those motivated and patient 
enough to look. While our work will focus primarily on Hispaniolan 
Woodpecker, opportunities to collect data on the islands other poorly 
known avian denizens may arise, and we will exploit these opportunities 
when possible. Any such observations of other bird species made by field 
assistants may result in publications (so an added bonus of this 
fieldwork is the possibility of not only adding a publication to your CV 
but making a real contribution to our knowledge of Hispaniolan birds and 
Neotropical ornithology). That having been said, the woodpecker research 
will take priority. Salary: Housing, drinking water, and 
research-related travel within the Dominican Republic will also be 
covered. Assistants will be required to cover their costs of 
transportation to/from the Dominican Republic, and assistants will have 
to cover their food expenses (~$30 USD per week). Qualifications: Those 
with previous field experience (especially those who have bird-handling 
and/or behavioral observation experience) and a strong interest in bird 
behavior are highly preferred, but such skills are not absolutely 
necessary (indeed, I will train you with numerous field protocols). 
Other important qualifications include: 1) willingness to work very long 
hours in tropical conditions (that means buggy, sweaty, and very wet), 
2) commitment to paying attention to detail (e.g., writing legibly) for 
the entire 6.5 months of work, 3) ability to get along well with and be 
respectful of others in a very cramped environment (you will be in close 
contact with myself and 3-4 other field assistant for the whole 6.5 
months; there is also the possibility of a local volunteer or two 
assisting with the project), 4) ability and willingness to work alone or 
jointly in the field and to work in an area where encounters with 
venomous invertebrates is a very real possibility (there are plenty of 
bees, wasps, and ants; fortunately, though, there are no venomous 
snakes), 5) good color vision (essential for distinguishing 
color-bands), 6) willingness to cook (we will prepare nearly all meals), 
7) willingness to contribute to general upkeep of living quarters (e.g., 
cleaning dishes, sweeping and cleaning the house, locking up, etc.), and 
8) an open mind. Spanish language competency is a big plus! Applicants 
must have a strong interest in field research as a possible or definite 
career goal (i.e., applying because youd like to see a tropical forest 
before going off to medical school is not something Im looking for). 
Additional Desired Skills: I am especially interested in having 1-2 
assistants with a strong background in botanical identification to help 
with cataloguing woodpecker food items. Digital ornithology represents 
another component of the work, including photo documentation of all 
captured birds. I am interested in having 1-2 assistants with strong 
photographing skills to help collect and curate photographs. To Apply: 
Please send: 1) a cover letter (1 page) detailing your interests and 
career goals and how you see this internship fitting in with them, 2) a 
resume or CV (keep it to relevant details), 3) an unofficial transcript 
(or simple list of courses and grades on a spreadsheet), and 4) the 
names and contact information (email and phone) of 2 references (ideally 
with some experience with how you work in a research/field context). 
APPLY ONLY IF YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FOR THE ENTIRE 6.5 MONTHS OF THE FIELD 
SEASON AND DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND. Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA (EM: 
jbl96 AT cornell.edu).

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, 
Inc. Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com Location: Dripping Springs, 
TX. Duration: March 2 - June 26, 2015. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 12 Dec 2014. Job Description: Plateau Land & Wildlife, Inc. is 
looking for a temporary highly skilled avian point-count technician to 
conduct surveys on privately owned land as a qualifying management 
activity for an existing wildlife management valuation. Typical work 
potentially requires extensive driving, navigating with a handheld GPS 
unit and maps, and hiking through rugged and remote country. The 
technician will also be responsible for monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird 
traps on select local properties. Other duties may include, but are not 
limited to: data entry, administrative tasks, and other limited wildlife 
management practices. Minimum work weeks are typically 20 hours, with 
the potential to work up to 40 hour weeks. Mileage will be reimbursed at 
56 cents per mile for trucks (preferred vehicles) and 50 cents per mile 
for cars. A typical work week consists of 40 hours Monday-Friday with 
the possibility of overtime. Qualifications: Applicants should have the 
following qualifications/experience: exceptional ability to identify 
birds of central Texas by song, call, and sight, experience navigating 
with a handheld GPS unit and maps, ability to hike in remote locations 
with potentially extreme temperatures and rugged terrain, excellent 
communication skills as there is potential interaction with landowners, 
and ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Strong 
organizational and field recording skills are desired. Must be able to 
pass a background check. A valid US drivers license and a strong work 
ethic are also necessary. To Apply: Please apply online at (URL: 
http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings). Please attach cover 
letter, resume, and at least three references in one document in word or 
PDF format only. Application deadline is December 12, 2014, or until 
filled. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity 
employer.

SIERRA NEVADA BIRD MONITORING at Point Blue Conservation Science 
(formerly PRBO). Location: Sierra Nevada, CA Duration: 27 April through 
7 August, 2015 (start and end date may be flexible, depending on 
experience). Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: up to 12 technician 
positions and 1-2 crew leaders . Application Deadline: 7 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: 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, meadow, 
and chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on collecting data in 
recently burned areas. 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 company- and government-owned 44 vehicles. In 
addition to these duties, two technician positions based near Lake 
Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two MAPS 
stations. Compensation: $2800/month for technician positions and 
$3200/mo for the crew leader positions with work vehicles provided. 
Housing will be secured at a rate of $300/mo. Field housing locations 
are near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe and Shaver Lake, CA. 
Qualifications: Previous experience point counting multiple species by 
sight and sound is required, preferably 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. All successful candidates must be 
able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and sound following 
three weeks of training. Crew leader candidates need previous 
supervisory experience. 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. 
drivers license and will be asked to provide information to verify 
their good driving record with one or fewer moving violations in the 
last three years. 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 (afogg at 
pointblue.org) and BRENT CAMPOS (bcampos at pointblue.org). In the 
subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2015. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
December 1. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW  Seed Dispersal by Native Birds on Saipan, Mariana 
Islands at Colorado State University. Website: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html Location: 
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 8 Dec 2014. Job Description: This research 
position is part of a larger collaborative project between J. Savidge 
(Colorado State University), H. Rogers (Rice University, 
www.ecologyofbirdloss.org) and J. Tewksbury (University of Washington) 
aimed at restoring ecosystem function (specifically seed dispersal) to 
Guams forests. Virtually all native seed dispersers have been 
extirpated from Guam, largely due to predation by the invasive Brown 
Treesnake. We will be determining the impact of seed disperser loss and 
the potential for different dispersers, both native and non-native, to 
restore function to Guams forests. This 2-year position, based in 
Saipan, will focus on the potential role of 4 native avian frugivores 
(White-throated Ground-Dove, Mariana Fruit-Dove, Bridled White-eye, and 
Micronesian Starling) in restoring seed dispersal to Guams forests. 
These species are extirpated or nearly extirpated from Guam but still 
common on Saipan. The research aims to determine their diets and 
movement patterns to understand which tree species benefit from each 
bird species and predict the area over which an individual bird could 
provide seed dispersal services. The successful candidate will lead the 
experimental design and field data collection and have primary 
responsibility for analysis, presentation, and publication of the 
research. The incumbent will work collaboratively with others involved 
with the project and help supervise a field crew. Applicants must be 
able to work in rugged terrain and in hot, humid conditions. Airfare and 
some relocation expenses provided. Qualifications: Required: 1) Ph.D. in 
a discipline related to the research described above, 2) Practical 
experience in the design, conduct, and statistical analysis of 
ecological field studies, 3) Demonstrated ability to prepare and submit 
professional manuscripts in refereed journals, 4) Excellent written and 
oral communication skills. Desirable: Experience in 1) Analysis of avian 
habitat use and movement patterns, 2) Radio-telemetry, 3) Avian seed 
dispersal, 4) Mist-netting and banding birds, and 5) Collaborative 
projects. Additionally, past experience supervising a field crew, and 
working in challenging conditions is desirable. To apply, upload a cover 
letter that includes how you satisfy the required and desirable 
qualifications and your research interests; curriculum vitae; 
transcripts from all universities attended (copies acceptable); relevant 
publications; and contact information for at least 3 professional 
references to the following address: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to 
ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 
8, 2014. The anticipated start date is February or March 2015. For more 
information contact: Dr. JULIE SAVIDGE, (EM: julie.savidge AT 
colostate.edu, PH: 970 491-6510).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at University of Missouri-Columbia. Location: 
Black Hills and Bearlodge Mountains, South Dakota and Wyoming. Duration: 
3-4 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 5 Dec 2014. Job Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) 
needed to aid in Masters research studying black-backed woodpecker 
abundance throughout the Black Hills and Bearlodge Mountains in South 
Dakota and Wyoming. Positions start March 1, 2015 and ends in mid-June 
2015. Technicians will walk transects to conduct point count surveys of 
black-backed woodpeckers and additional focal species throughout the 
Black Hills. Technicians will also conduct playback surveys, some 
vegetative surveys, and associated data entry. Shared field housing and 
work vehicles will be provided along with $10/hr. Point counts are 
located throughout the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and 
Wyoming, and as such, some travel and early mornings will be required. 
Qualifications: Applicants should be able to identify birds of the Black 
Hills, South Dakota by sight and sound (or able to learn prior to start 
date). Prior experience with avian point counts is preferred, but not 
necessary. Applicants should be physically fit with the ability to walk 
extensively over rough terrain and feel comfortable navigating with a 
handheld GPS. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings and 
work well in a small group and alone. Applicants should also possess an 
attention to detail, strong work ethic, and most importantly, a positive 
attitude. Must have a valid U.S. drivers license and able to pass 
criminal background check. To Apply: Interested applicants should send a 
cover letter, resume, and 3 references (as a single attachment) to LIZ 
MATSEUR (EM: eamatseur AT mail.missouri.edu) by December 5, 2014. 
Applications will be reviewed as received.

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project 
Website: http://www.kauaiforestbirds.org Location: Kauai, Hawaii. 
Duration: 5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-3. 
Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2014. Job Description: SEASONAL AVIAN 
CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANT 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, Akekee 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 
searching for endangered Hawaiian bird nests, conducting bird surveys, 
vegetation and habitat sampling, mist-netting and banding birds, and 
maintaining rat control grids. 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. 
Compensation is ~$1900/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. 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 nest 
searching and abundance surveys (e.g., line transects or point counts) 
is required. Experience with color-band 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 Hawaiis 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 other work around the office. 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. To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until December 1, 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.

MSC AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN ORNITHOLOGY at University of Lethbridge. 
Location: Lethbridge, Canada. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2014. Job Description: Researchers at the University of 
Lethbridge are seeking outstanding students interested in pursuing a 
graduate degree in focused on the behavior, genetics and/or physiology 
of birds. The University of Lethbridge has a strong research program in 
many fields of biology and a diverse group of researchers that are 
interested in recruiting outstanding MSc and PhD students for 2015. We 
offer MSc degrees in several fields as well as a specific PhD program in 
Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Graduate students are eligible for 
full funding packages through a combination of TA-ships and competitive 
internal scholarships, and are encouraged also to apply for external 
fellowships from a variety of Provincial and Federal sources. 
Opportunities also exist for collaborative projects among our 
researchers and with other institutions. Faculty members that are 
currently accepting graduate students include: Theresa Burg, Department 
of Biology (http://scholar.ulethbridge.ca/theresaburg/) Topics: 
Evolution, evolutionary ecology, population genetics, landscape 
genetics, speciation Methods: PCR, genotyping, sequencing. Field work is 
an important aspect of our research and preference will be given to 
applicants who have banding/ringing experience. Andrew Iwaniuk, 
Department of Neuroscience (http://scholar.ulethbridge.ca/iwaniuk/) 
Topics: evolutionary neurobiology, ornithology, comparative anatomy, 
animal behaviour Methods: immunohistochemistry, histology, stereology, 
micro-CT, behavioural analysis, fieldwork, comparative methods Drew 
Rendall, Department of Psychology (http://people.uleth.ca/~d.rendall) 
Topics: animal communication, social evolution, comparative cognition 
Methods: fieldwork, behavioral and acoustic analysis, psycho-acoustic 
experimentation, comparative methods Located in southern Alberta and 
very close to the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry 
climate, which is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent 
recreational amenities, especially for outdoor enthusiasts, and a 
reasonable cost of living. The University of Lethbridge is a top-ranked 
Canadian university that is home to several major research centres, 
including the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience and the Water 
Institute for Sustainable Environments as well as a field station in the 
Crown of the Continent region of the Rocky Mountains. Qualifications: 
BSc in Biology or related field for MSc applicants. MSc in Biology or 
related field for PhD applicants. To Apply: Contact the researchers 
listed above for more information or instructions on how to apply.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at Texas State University. Website: 
http://www.bio.txstate.edu/ Location: San Marcos, Texas. Duration: 2 
years. Job Type: Post-doc. Application Deadline: 5 Dec 2014. Job 
Description: A post-doc position is available to study the 
landscape-level habitat associations of Spragues Pipit and possibly 
other grassland birds wintering in Texas. Project will involve field 
surveying including development of new survey methodology. Locations 
throughout south and coastal Texas will be surveyed; some overnight 
travel required. Research will also involve analysis of pre-existing 
bird and land cover data. Qualifications: Applicant should have a Ph.D. 
degree by January 1, 2015. Preference is to hire someone with 
substantial experience in bird surveying and supervising of others in 
surveying activities. In addition, experience in managing and analyzing 
data from large databases is desired. To apply, email cover letter and 
CV to Dr. JOE VEECH (EM: joseph.veech AT txstate.edu). In cover letter, 
please include contact information for three professional references. 
Questions about the position should also be directed to this email 
address. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a 
criminal history background check. Texas State University is a tobacco 
free campus. Texas State is an EOE and a member of the Texas State 
University System. Apply by December 5, 2014. Position start date can be 
either January 1 or 15, 2015.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (Bells (Sage) Sparrow) at Institute for 
Wildlife Studies (IWS). Website: http://www.iws.org Location: San 
Clemente Island, California. Duration: 5 months. Number of Openings: 2 . 
Job Type: Seasonal. Job Description: The Institute for Wildlife Studies 
(IWS) is seeking seasonal field biologists to work on the San Clemente 
Bells Sparrow Monitoring Program. The San Clemente Bells Sparrow is a 
federally threatened subspecies endemic to San Clemente Island (SCI). 
SCI is the southernmost of the California Channel Islands and supports a 
unique and diverse ecosystem. The island is located 68 miles off the 
coast of San Diego and is an active military base. These are 5-month 
positions beginning in February or early March. Contingent on 
performance and funding availability, seasonal employees may be offered 
promotions to full-time positions, which include additional health 
benefits and paid vacation. Field Biologist duties include, but are not 
limited to: 1) Nest searching and monitoring; 2) Territory spot-mapping, 
conducting area surveys, and re-sighting of color-banded birds; 3) Data 
management in Microsoft Access and Excel, and in ArcGIS; and, 4) 
Day-to-day upkeep of the field station and IWS equipment. 
Qualifications: We are seeking highly-motivated and skilled field 
biologists with strong research backgrounds who are committed to 
conservation and applied ecology. The successful candidates will have 
earned a B.S. in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or a related field 
and have knowledge of, and experience with, avian biology. Required 
experience/qualifications: nest searching and monitoring, behavioral 
observations, and extensive hiking experience in difficult terrain. 
Preferred experience/qualifications: Color-band resighting, threatened & 
endangered species monitoring, vegetation survey experience, and ability 
to operate full-sized 4-wheel drive trucks on rocky and muddy roads. 
Because this work is conducted on a military installation, the applicant 
must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA 
work visa and possess (or be willing to acquire before the position 
starts) a valid U.S. drivers license. In addition, the Navy will 
perform a post-hire background check before issuing a base access 
credential. Individuals must have (or be willing to acquire before start 
date) a valid, U.S. drivers license. Applicants should be in excellent 
physical condition and be comfortable hiking alone for 35 miles with a 
3040 pound pack in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain and in 
temperatures ranging from 40100F. Applicants should enjoy living as 
part of a small research community in a busy field station, interacting 
with biologists working on other projects, and working with military 
personnel and members of other organizations who may have varying 
missions, opinions, and personalities. Additionally, applicants must be 
willing to participate in the day-to-day upkeep of the field station, 
including cleaning of work vehicles and shared kitchen/office space. 
Employees work 10 days on island, and then take 4 off (off island). All 
employment offers are contingent on the insurability of the applicant by 
IWS and applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their 
driving record. Additional information regarding IWS research on SCI is 
available on the IWS website (URL: http://www.iws.org). To Apply: To 
apply send a SINGLE file containing a combined cover letter, resume, and 
names and contact information (including telephone number, email and 
work address) of at least 3 professional references as ONE document to 
SUSAN MEIMAN (EM: sparrowjobs AT iws.org). Applications will be reviewed 
in the order they are received and we therefore encourage interested 
parties to apply promptly. The announcement will be open until the 
positions have been filled.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT at The 
Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources. 
Website: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/59068 Location: Columbus, 
OH. Duration: Open Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 12 Dec 
2014. Job Description: We seek applicants for an assistant or associate 
professor in wildlife ecology and management. This is a full-time, 
9-month, tenure-track position in the School of Environment and Natural 
Resources (SENR). Competitive candidates for this position will 
demonstrate expertise in wildlife habitat relationships and the ability 
to work across vertebrate taxa and ecosystems. Applicants must also 
demonstrate their ability to apply ecological principles to conservation 
and restoration of wildlife populations and/or communities and their 
habitats, and contribute to the natural resource mission of SENR. The 
successful applicant will bring a strong, interdisciplinary perspective 
that complements existing expertise within the Forestry, Fisheries and 
Wildlife and Ecological Restoration Faculties in the School of 
Environment & Natural Resources. Likewise, the incumbent will be 
expected to work closely with wildlife management agencies to promote 
effective conservation of wildlife resources. The incumbent will develop 
an extramurally-funded, nationally-recognized research program, 
contribute to undergraduate instruction and advising in the Forestry, 
Fisheries and Wildlife and Natural Resources Management majors, provide 
graduate advising and instruction, and provide professional and 
university service. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. with strong academic 
background in wildlife ecology or management, conservation biology, 
zoology, ecology, natural resources, or related field of study. 
Postdoctoral experience is preferred for those appointed as an assistant 
professor, but is not necessary. Full position description and 
qualifications at: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/59068; Job no. 
403129. To Apply: Send a curriculum vita or resume and a letter of 
interest summarizing areas of expertise, research interests, teaching 
philosophy and experience appropriate to the position. Also send copies 
of three relevant publications or reports. Electronic submissions 
preferred. Arrange for three current letters of recommendation from 
qualified references. Recommendation letters and all application 
materials should be forwarded to: STAN GEHRT, Search Committee Chair c/o 
MARY CAPOCCIA School of Environment and Natural Resources 2021 Coffey 
Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085 (PH: 614-292-8522; EM: wildlifecology AT 
osu.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting December 12, 2014, and 
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - Lance-tailed Manakin behavioral ecology in 
Panama at Florida State University. Website: http://bio.fsu.edu/duval/ 
Location: Isla Boca Brava, Chiriqui, Panama. Duration: 4 months Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 10 Dec 
2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (2-3): behavioral 
ecology of lance-tailed manakins in Panama. Two positions are available 
15 Feb to 20 Jun 2015 for an ongoing behavioral study of female mate 
choice and male display behavior in lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia 
lanceolata) in Panama. Females of this small, lekking bird shop among 
males that display in cooperative pairs on dispersed display 
territories. Successful applicants will be involved in work 
investigating questions such as how indirect genetic benefits affect 
female mate choice and maternal investment, why dominant males tolerate 
subordinate cooperators, and how male experience affects display 
performance. Responsibilities will include resighting color-banded 
birds, daily maintenance of an automated detection system, conducting 
many hour-long behavioral observations at display sites, nest-searching 
through dense secondary-growth dry tropical forest, and mistnetting 
birds for banding and blood sampling, as well as data entry and 
organizational tasks. Experience in one or more of these areas is 
strongly preferred. Applicants should have a very strong interest in 
animal behavior, birds, and field biology. The full field crew includes 
4-5 adults and one two-year-old (!) who will live and work on a remote 
island off of Panama's Pacific coast and share housing with close 
quarters, and can expect to have limited internet access and cell phone 
reception: experience working in isolated field settings and/or living 
in close quarters is highly desirable. Qualifications: Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, and emotionally grounded. Expect to 
work long days (6am-6pm six days a week), be woken at 4 am by howler 
monkeys on a regular basis, and see some amazing bird behavior. A sense 
of humor, ability to work independently, and willingness to accommodate 
unpredictable changes is especially important as this years research 
team includes a 2-year-old child. Conversational Spanish ability is 
strongly preferred for this position. Assistants are required to pay 
their own round-trip airfare to Panama City, Panama, provide their own 
snake gaiters ($50-100 depending on selected brand), and complete online 
animal care and use training shortly after being hired. Food, housing, 
and required transportation within Panama will be provided. For more 
information on the research, see (URL: 
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-duval.php). To apply, send: 1) 
coverletter explaining your motivation and suitability to work on this 
project, 2) resume, and 3) email and phone numbers of three references 
familiar with your field skills, personality, and motivation to: DR. 
EMILY DUVAL, Florida State University Department of Biological Science, 
(EM: ehduval AT bio.fsu.edu). Please use the subject line Lance-tailed 
Manakin field assistant application. Review of applications will 
continue until positions are filled.

SENIOR ECOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER at Tetra Tech, Inc. Website: 
http://www.tetratech.com Location: Portland, OR. Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2015. Job Description: 
Senior Ecologist/Project Manager - CES00000030 Tetra Tech, a leader in 
consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services 
worldwide has a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated 
professional in our growing Technical Support Services Division. We are 
a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in 
science, research, engineering, construction, and information 
technology. Our strength lies in collectively teaming together to 
provide integrated services delivering the best solutions to meet our 
clients' needs. Tetra Tech, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a 
Senior Ecologist/Project Manager to support our established and still 
growing business areas. Preferred location for the position is either 
Portland, OR or Denver, CO, although working out of one of our many 
other offices in the Midwest or Western U.S. or elsewhere across the 
country would be an option for the right candidate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 
RESPONSIBLIITIES: Provide high level support to on-going projects 
addressing environmental concerns of renewable energy (wind power, solar 
power, geothermal), traditional energy, linear infrastructure (i.e., 
transmission lines and pipelines), and other types of projects 
throughout North America. Due diligence and permitting for energy 
projects may also include writing NEPA documents (environmental 
assessments [EAs] or environmental impact statements [EISs]), mitigation 
plans, habitat conservation plans (HCPs), eagle conservation plans 
(ECPs) and other documents required under the endangered species act and 
other environmental rules, regulations, and associated permitting. 
Support project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals and costs) 
and represent our clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies and 
promote a high level of technical competence in our work products. The 
position also provides the opportunity to manage projects. With more 
than 14,000 employees worldwide, 350 offices worldwide and 2.6 Billion 
revenue in FY 2013, Tetra Techs capabilities span the globe. We offer a 
competitive full range compensation package including; company 
subsidized medical and prescription coverage; company paid life 
insurance and long-term disability; 401 (k) with company match; 
educational reimbursement; employee stock purchase plan and so much 
more! Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value 
workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties 
including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. 
Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of 
diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on. If 
you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, 
please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111. Tetra 
Tech is an EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA 
federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for 
available positions. Qualifications: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND 
QUALIFICATIONS: MS or PhD degree in applicable field (i.e., 
environmental science/policy, natural resources planning, biology, 
ecology or geography, or a closely related discipline). Types of 
studies typically required for these projects include avian and bat 
surveys, habitat delineations, specialized studies for federal and state 
listed threatened and endangered species, and post-construction 
mortality studies. Minimum of 10 years of experience in working with 
commercial clients. Be a strong technical leader with established 
stakeholder relationships. Excellent interpersonal communication, oral 
presentation, and verbal and written communication skills. Strong 
strategic thinker, problem-solver, and technical report writer/editor. 
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience with 
environmental permitting related to bats and/or avifauna. A background 
in environmental consulting (or combination of agency/consulting or 
academic/consulting) is preferred. Please highlight any of the following 
skill sets in your resume and accompanying cover letter: Applied 
knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, 
environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources 
management, and habitat conservation planning. Knowledge of permitting 
processes at the federal and state levels. Technical skills as related 
to statistical tools for fatality estimation and risk assessment. 
Technical skills as related to birds, bats, prairie habitat, wetlands, 
fish, reptiles, and mammals. Demonstrated success in regulatory 
negotiations. Ability to review, synthesize, and interpret biological 
resources information. Experience with NEPA-compliant documentation 
(CE, BA, EA and EIS). Experience with ESA (Sections 7 and 10) 
requirements and USFWS consultation process, CWA (Sections 401 and 404) 
requirements and permit process, and other state-specific environmental 
regulations (i.e., CEQA-related EIR and MND in CA, SEPA in WA, and 
others). Experience with eagle take permitting under BGEPA, including 
the development of ECPs and ETP applications and negotiation of permit 
conditions. Demonstrated success in technical scope development, 
budgeting, and pricing projects. Examples of commitment to quality 
management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction. Experience 
in team leadership, staff mentoring, project management, and 
client/business development. To Apply: If you are interested in joining 
our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume 
to Tetra Tech, Inc., at (URL: http://www.tetratech.com). Please mention 
the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include 
salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS IN PA CERULEAN WARBLER STUDY at Arkansas State 
University. Website: http://www.sites.google.com/site/tboves/ Location: 
Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania. Duration: Early May until end 
of July. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 31 Dec 2014. Job Description: Avian field assistants needed 
early May  Aug 1 (2015) to study Cerulean Warblers in the forests of 
northern Pennsylvania (Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 
No.86). Assistants will search for and monitor Cerulean Warbler nests, 
re-sight color banded males, assist with target banding of adults, 
assist with radio-tracking fledglings, conduct point counts of all 
breeding birds in study areas, and measure vegetation characteristics. 
Qualifications: Previous nest searching experience is required, and 
those with a strong ability to locate canopy nests will be given 
preference. Preference will also be given to those with the ability to 
identify most eastern forest songbirds by sight and sound. Strong 
applicants will also have a passion for spending long periods of time 
observing and following birds, be physically fit and capable of working 
in a rugged forested setting (with steep slopes, rain, insects, etc.), 
and work well in teams. To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
highlighting your related field experience, a resume, your earliest 
starting date, and contact information of three references to: DOUG 
RAYBUCK at Arkansas State University (EM: dwraybuck AT gmail.com).

PH D STUDENT at Simon Fraser University. Website: 
http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/ruff.html Location: Vancouver, 
Canada. Duration: 4 years. Job Type: Student. Application Deadline: 28 
Feb 2015. Job Description: I seek a PhD student whose research will 
advance our understanding of the mechanisms that maintain a stable 
genetic polymorphism in mating strategy and morphology among 3 types of 
male ruff sandpipers: agonistic territorials, cooperative associates, 
and female mimics. The principle research tool available is a pedigreed 
captive breeding population held at Simon Fraser University. Behavioural 
and physiological studies with this flock will complement concurrent 
collaborative genomic work identifying the exact loci controlling 
developmental differences between morphs. While fieldwork with wild 
populations would be possible if a clearly achievable goal were 
possible. Recent directions with the captive flock include: possible 
differential fitness effects of the morph alleles in males and females 
(intralocus conflict), sex allocation as a function of paternal morph, 
and mating with respect to genetic relatedness. Further background 
information and details on this project can be found from my webpage 
www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/lank.html. I will be happy to discuss 
specific potential projects with those applying for NSERC graduate 
awards. Qualifications: BSc or MSc. To Apply: Contact D. LANK (EM: dlank 
AT sfu.ca). See Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser 
University web site.

PHD RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN TROPICAL AVIAN ECOLOGY at University of 
Wyoming. Location: Laramie, WY and Panama. Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description: I am seeking a 
student to conduct their PhD research beginning summer 2015 in the 
Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in Ecology at the 
University of Wyoming. Opportunities exist to conduct research on a 
variety of topics in population/community ecology including, but not 
limited to, dispersal, reproductive behavior, demography, life 
histories, predation, and seed dispersal. The student will interact not 
only with people at Univ. of Wyoming, but also with the Smithsonian 
Tropical Research Institute. The candidate selected for this position 
will be provided with a 2 year 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. Ability to speak Spanish is a 
plus. I am looking for a highly motivated individual that has the 
ability to develop an independent project and 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 Nov. 30th. 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 (URL: 
http://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.

MS OR PHD ASSISTANTSHIP at Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology 
Department, The Ohio State University. Website: http://eeob.osu.edu/ 
Location: Columbus, OH. Duration: 3 years (MS) or 5 years (PhD). Job 
Type: Student. Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014. Job Description: One 
MS or PhD student needed to study the hybrid zone between Greater and 
Lesser Prairie-Chickens in western Kansas. This hybrid zone is 
relatively recent, occurring due to a recent range expansion of Lesser 
Prairie-Chickens from southwest Kansas to northwest Kansas where Greater 
Prairie-Chickens naturally occur. Hybrids between the two species have 
been documented. Study questions may include: *Are these two species 
using different microhabitats for displaying or nesting? *Does nest 
success vary between the species? *Do males of the two species 
differentiate between intra- and interspecific females? *What is the 
behavior and mating success of the hybrids? Qualifications: Everyone 
considered. Minorities and fellowship-eligible (GPA>3.5, GRE 
average>85%) encouraged to apply. To Apply: The student will be a member 
of the Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Department at The Ohio 
State University. EEOB includes 40 ecological faculty and over 70 
graduate students. EEOB guarantees accepted MS students 3 years of 
support and PhD students 5 years of support through fellowships or 
teaching assistantships. Deadlines are Nov 30 for international students 
and Dec 1 for domestic students. For more information about the 
department and application procedure see http://eeob.osu.edu/ For more 
information about the project, contact: Dr. JACQUELINE AUGUSTINE (EM: 
augustine.63 AT osu.edu).

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: MASTERS IN BIOLOGY at Biology Department, 
College of William & Mary. Website: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/index.php Location: Williamsburg, 
VA. Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: annually 
3-4 for bird labs of 10 openings overall. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2015. Job Description: We offer a two-year research-intensive Masters 
program where ornithology students are supported by teaching 
assistantships and full tuition waivers. For many students, getting a 
Masters in two years and writing publications and grants before applying 
for a highly competitive Ph.D. program or job is a very attractive 
option. We have a great track record of our recent MS students going on 
to excellent PhD programs and professional positions. We would greatly 
appreciate it if you circulated this message to any talented senior 
undergraduates or recent grads you know who: are thinking about 
graduate schools but may not be quite ready to apply to a high-profile 
Ph.D. program, or see a terminal research-MS as the best option for 
their career path. With a low student-to-faculty ratio (approximately 
8-10 new students each year with 23 full-time faculty) we can offer an 
intimate and highly personalized research and education experience. 
Also, our graduate students often work closely with and mentor 
undergraduates, offering numerous informal teaching and personal 
development opportunities. Multiple professors work on bird ecology, 
including Profs. Cristol, Leu, Swaddle, Saha, Bradley and Watts. Read 
about advisors here: 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/people/faculty/index.php Qualifications: 
Bachelors degree in biology or related field. Strong interest in avian 
ecology. Relevant research experience very helpful. Must take general 
GRE test before applying. To Apply: First contact potential graduate 
advisors. Then apply online at 
http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/apply/index.php

ESTUDIANTE DE DOCTORADO (ECOLOGA INVERNAL DE GORRIONES DEL GNERO 
AMMODRAMUS) At Universidad Autnoma De Nuevo Len. Location: Monterrey, 
Nuevo Len, Mxico Duration: 3 aos. Job Type: Student. Job Description: 
El Laboratorio de Biologa de la Conservacin de la Facultad de Ciencias 
Biolgicas de la Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len, cuenta con una 
vacante para un estudiante de Doctorado que desarrolle un proyecto sobre 
la densidad, supervivencia y rango hogareo de la poblacin invernal de 
los gorriones Ammodramus savannarum y A. bairdii en el rea Prioritaria 
para la Conservacin de Pastizales Valle Colombia (norte de Coahuila), 
durante dos temporadas invernales (2015-2016 y 2016-2017). Adems 
explorar la forma en que estas variables se asocian con la composicin, 
estructura y cobertura de la vegetacin. El estudiante elegido se 
incorporar a un grupo de investigacin sobre aves residentes e 
invernantes de pastizal del Desierto Chihuahuense que incluye el trabajo 
conjunto con el Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Qualifications: Adems 
explorar la forma en que estas variables se asocian con la composicin, 
estructura y cobertura de la vegetacin. El candidato ideal deber haber 
completado su grado de Maestra en Ciencias o afines y tener experiencia 
e inters en la ecologa de aves de pastizal. Se requiere experiencia 
con manejo de redes y anillamiento, medicin y determinacin de patrones 
de muda y edad en aves, conocimiento de ecologa cuantitativa y 
estadstica y manejo bsico de SIG. Experiencia con radio-telemetra 
deseable pero no indispensable. El candidato elegido debe cumplir los 
requisitos para el programa de Doctorado en Ciencias con acentuacin en 
Manejo de Vida Silvestre, el cual se encuentra en el Padrn de 
CONACYT(www.fcb.uanl.mx/posgrado/). To Apply: Candidatos interesados, 
enviar CV actualizado y carta de inters al correo: (EM: i.ruvalcaba.o 
AT gmail.com).

RADIO-TELEMETRA CON AVES DE PASTIZAL INVERNANDO EN COAHUILA,VOLUNTEER 
at UNIVERSIDAD AUTNOMA DE NUEVO LEN. Location: Valle Colombia, 
Coahuila, Mxico. Duration: Mnimo un mes, entre entre el 15 de enero y 
el 15 de marzo de 2015. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. Job 
Description: Las responsabilidades incluyen buscar aves mediante 
telemetra, muestreos de vegetacin, y recopilacin y captura de datos. 
Este trabajo requiere das largos en el campo en un clima adverso (fro 
y en ocasiones viento y lluvia). Los medios de comunicacin son 
limitados, y el pueblo ms cercano se encuentra a 2 horas en automvil. 
Qualifications: Estudiar o haber estudiado biologa, ecologa o una 
carrera afn e inters en las aves de pastizal. Se les cubrir 
hospedaje, alimentacin y traslado desde la Cd. de Monterrey Nuevo Len 
(o equivalente) To Apply: Para mayor informacin contactarme e 
interesados enviar su CV con referencias profesionales a (EM: 
i.ruvalcaba.o AT gmail.com).

RADIO-TELEMETRA CON AVES DE PASTIZAL INVERNANDO EN COAHUILA, SEASONAL, 
at Universidad Autnoma De Nuevo Len. Location: Valle Colombia, 
Coahuila, Mxico. Duration: 3 meses (15 de diciembre al 15 de marzo 
2014). Ms capacitacin del 5 al 10 de diciembre en Janos, Chihuahua, 
Mxico. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: 
Estamos buscando un tcnico lder y un tcnico de campo y voluntarios 
para ayudar a la Universidad Autnoma de Nuevo Len en un proyecto de 
sobrevivencia invernal y uso de hbitat en gorriones del gnero 
Ammodramus. El estudio se realizar en el Rancho Valle Colombia, dentro 
del rea Prioritaria para la Conservacin de Pastizales (GPCA, por sus 
siglas en ingls) Valle Colombia en el norte de Coahuila. Las 
responsabilidades incluyen buscar aves mediante telemetra, muestreos de 
vegetacin, y recopilacin y captura de datos. Este trabajo requiere 
das largos en el campo en un clima adverso (fro y en ocasiones viento 
y lluvia). Los medios de comunicacin son limitados, y el pueblo ms 
cercano se encuentra a 2 horas en automvil. Remuneracin: Dependiendo 
de sus aptitudes, para el tcnico de campo: hasta $13,750.00 pesos 
mensuales y transporte al sitio desde la ciudad de Monterrey. Para el 
tcnico lder hasta: $15,000.00 mensuales ms transportacin al sitio 
desde la ciudad de Monterrey, N.L. Se proveer de hospedaje rstico en 
el Rancho Valle Colombia. Qualifications: Aptitudes preferentes para el 
tcnico de campo: Estudiar o haber estudiado biologa, ecologa o una 
carrera afn. Experiencia con identificacin de aves de pastizal y 
plantas del Desierto Chihuahuense, as como una buena capacidad 
auditiva. Experiencia con GPS y paquetes de Microsoft Office (Excel, 
Access). Los aplicantes deben ser capaces de seguir instrucciones, tomar 
decisiones y saber cmo comunicarse con su equipo de trabajo. Tambin 
estas personas deben ser capaces de vivir en situaciones comunales 
(compartir habitacin, cocina). Aptitudes preferentes para el tcnico 
lder: Adems de las aptitudes anteriores, deber contar con experiencia 
en el manejo de aves capturadas mediante redes de niebla y en anillado, 
toma de datos morfomtricos estndar, incluyendo grasa, patrones de muda 
y edad. Experiencia con ArcMap y capacidad de comunicacin con un 
coordinador general del proyecto, as como la coordinacin de 2 tcnicos 
de campo y voluntarios. To Apply: Para mayor informacin contactarme e 
interesados enviar su CV con referencias profesionales a (EM: 
i.ruvalcaba.o AT gmail.com).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- November 19, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:37:29 -0500
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M.S. or Ph.D. ASSISTANTSHIP, Ecology and Habitat Use of Wild Turkeys  
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Funding is available for a 
graduate student to conduct research on the ecology and habitat use of 
Wild Turkeys in Illinois in association with forest management. The 
project will involve capturing hen turkeys during the winter and 
attaching GPS radio transmitters to them to allow for modeling 
relationships between survival, habitat use and habitat characteristics 
at multiple spatial scales. The study will lead to a M.S. or Ph.D. in 
the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://nres.illinois.edu), 
and includes a tuition waiver and competitive graduate assistantship 
(stipend). The research is being conducted in close collaboration with 
scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and 
land managers at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The 
successful candidate is expected to begin in January 2015, or sooner if 
possible. Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a B.S. degree 
in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related field. 
Competitive GPA and GRE scores 
(http://nres.illinois.edu/graduate/future/apply) are desirable, as are 
field experience and supervisory experience. An interest in wildlife 
ecology and conservation, the ability to work independently and as a 
team member, and the capability to conduct field work under adverse 
conditions, are necessary. Experience with techniques to capture and 
handle turkeys, radio telemetry, habitat evaluation, and GIS would be 
valuable, but are not required. Graduate Assistantship: M.S. 
~$1,900/month; PhD ~$2,000/month. To apply: Submit by 30 November 2014 a 
letter detailing your interest and suitability for the position, 
curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, 
and unofficial transcripts and GRE scores to: Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois 
Natural History Survey, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 (EM: 
j-hoover AT illinois.edu (email applications preferred)

HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor migration 
count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine from 15 Mar 
 15 May, 2015. Applicants must be adept at identifying eastern hawks, 
falcons, and eagles at a distance. Ability to identify non-raptor 
species helpful, though not a requirement. This site is popular with 
birding and non-birding visitors, so good communication skills are a 
must, along with an enthusiasm for repeatedly answering, How do you 
know youre not counting the same birds? Expect some cold, windy, and 
slow days early on, with busy days of Broad-winged Hawks as the season 
progresses. A stipend of $1375/month will be provided, plus free 
housing. Counter must be able to provide own transportation for the 
3-mile commute between the count site and housing. Please send cover 
letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to JEANNETTE and DEREK LOVITCH 
at (EM: freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com), or Bradbury Mtn Raptor Research 
Project, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route One, Suite 10, 
Freeport, ME 04032. Open until filled.

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TECHNICIAN -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife 
and Fisheries (LDWF) is looking to hire a Wildlife and Fisheries 
Technician. Location: White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA), 
Gueydan, LA. LDWF is an equal opportunity employer. Drug screen and 
background check are required. This Technician position is responsible 
for assisting with maintenance, monitoring, and management/research 
projects associated with the LDWF White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area 
(WLWCA) and the Whooping Crane Reintroduction Project. This position 
will have a great deal of interaction with the public in the form of 
private landowner meetings, lottery hunting and fishing activities, 
educational activities, ecotourism and corporate business functions. In 
the absence of a higher level of supervisory authority, this position 
will oversee and review the work of lower level technicians and will 
assign tasks as needed. Moderate to strenuous physical exertion is 
required for such activities as climbing, lifting objects over 50 
pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas and occasionally 
working out of boats in inclement weather. 50% Whooping Crane 
Reintroduction Project Duties: **Assists with management and husbandry 
of reintroduced whooping cranes. Duties may include conducting husbandry 
activities at the release pen (i.e., providing food for cranes, 
monitoring crane health status, etc.), assisting with banding, and 
working with crane biologist to capture cranes for transmitter 
replacement. **Conducts research and monitoring of reintroduced whooping 
cranes. This may include driving and traveling to distant sites, 
downloading and interpreting location data from GPS satellite 
transmitters, collecting habitat data, and conducting behavioral 
observations. **Assists with education and outreach activities related 
to the project. This may include giving presentations and talks, 
attending local festivals and events, meeting with private landowners 
about the project, and writing updates for the project website. 
**Conducts the maintenance of project boats, vehicles, equipment, and 
release pen site. 50% White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area Duties: 
**Assists with maintenance and management at the White Lake Wetlands 
Conservation Area, including the Birding and Nature Trail. Some of the 
responsibilities include mowing, clearing brush, opening trails, 
maintaining public viewing areas, and maintaining facilities. **Assists 
with repair of light farm equipment, ATVs, boats and other equipment as 
needed. Incumbent participates in minor construction and repair projects 
that may include basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical tasks. 
**Assists with biological data collection for projects related to WLWCA, 
the Mermentau Basin, or other LDWF approved projects. Collects and 
compiles data on species behavior, land use, forage preference, and 
other essential information. Uses GPSs, vessels, off-road vehicles, 
binoculars, cameras, traps, and field identification tools to safely 
collect data and monitor the property. Incumbent may participate with 
the collection and harvest of alligator eggs and wild alligators. 
Incumbent must also maintain nesting box structures for a wide variety 
of bird species. Assists with management and control of nuisance species 
on WLWCA. **Assists with all operations necessary to conduct waterfowl 
hunts at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area. Operates sporting clay 
course and skeet range for group hunt or public guests. Assists with 
public lottery hunts, group hunts, birding groups, school groups and 
other ecotourism and education activities. Assists with maintenance of 
lodge facilities and equipment necessary for conducting waterfowl hunts. 
Monitors special use permits for activities associated with the White 
Lake Wetlands Conservation Area and collects data on fishing/hunting 
harvest. **Responsible for assisting with miscellaneous duties such as 
purchasing items, filing monthly activity reports, timesheets, assisting 
with the inventory and attending various meetings of the local community 
as a representative to the Department. Incumbent may also serve as 
contact for school, civic and youth groups by hosting guests. Incumbent 
meets regularly with other Division personnel and supervisors to discuss 
ongoing projects associated with a specific area of assignment. The pay 
range is between $8.93-$15.00/hr. The actual salary is dependent upon 
experience and skill level. Paid sick and vacation time are earned as 
you work. This employee will have the option to select State Health, 
Dental, and Vision Insurance. Enrollment into the State Retirement 
System is mandatory. All applications must be submitted online through 
the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service website 
(http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov). If you have any questions, 
contact SCHUYLER DARTEZ (PH: 337-536-9400 Ext. 2  if necessary, leave a 
message with contact information). Deadline for applications is 
Wednesday 13 Nov 2014. Your application must be submitted online through 
the Louisiana Civil Service website by 13 Nov 2014 for you to be 
considered for an interview.

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 24 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.

M.S. RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP-- Monitoring success of translocation of 
Greater Prairie-Chickens in Illinois  Organization: University of 
Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. Deadline: 20 December 2014. Funding is 
available for one (1) masters-level graduate student to conduct 
research and monitor the success of Greater Prairie-Chicken 
translocations in Illinois. The project will involve assisting the 
capture and translocation of 100-200 Greater Prairie-Chickens from 
Kansas to central Illinois. A portion of the translocated birds will be 
fitted with radio transmitters to allow for monitoring of their 
survival, assimilation into the Illinois population, and breeding 
success. Special attention will be paid to brood-rearing hens and their 
habitat use. Monitoring of birds will continue year round to document 
mortality and dispersal when possible. Additional information regarding 
habitat use will be collected and used to develop habitat models useful 
for land managers. The study will lead to a M.S. in the Department of 
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://nres.illinois.edu), and includes a 
tuition waiver and competitive graduate assistantship (stipend). The 
research is being conducted in close collaboration with scientists at 
the Illinois Natural History Survey and scientists and land managers at 
the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, particularly Prairie Ridge 
State Natural Area near Newton, Illinois. The successful candidate is 
expected to begin starting sometime in January-March 2015 (January 
preferred). Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a B.S. 
degree in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related 
field. Competitive GPA and GRE scores 
(http://nres.illinois.edu/graduate/future/apply) are desirable, as are 
field experience and supervisory experience. An interest in endangered 
species management, grassland ecology and conservation, the ability to 
work independently and as a team member, and the capability to conduct 
field work under adverse conditions, are necessary. Experience with 
techniques to capture and handle grouse-like birds, radio telemetry, 
habitat evaluation, and GIS would be preferred, but not required. 
Graduate Assistantship: M.S. ~$1,900/month. To apply: Submit a letter 
detailing your interest and suitability for the position, curriculum 
vitae, names and contact information for three references, and 
unofficial transcripts and GRE scores by the deadline of 20 December 
2014 to: Dr. WENDY SCHELSKY, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 S. 
Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 (EM: Schelsky AT illinois.edu  email 
applications preferred).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS - SHOREBIRD RESEARCH, Broome, Western 
Australia Website: http://www.awsg.org.au/index.php Duration: Friday 6th 
February 2015 to Saturday 28th February 2015 (3 weeks). Group: 
Australasian Wader Studies Group, a special interest Group of BirdLife 
Australia. CONTACT: mintons AT ozemail.com.au Location: Broome and 80 
Mile Beach, Western Australia. Application Deadline: 31 December 2014. 
Job Type: Self-funding Volunteer. Job Description: AWSG NWA Shorebird 
and Tern Expedition 2015  A series of special expeditions has taken 
place over the years to undertake comprehensive long-term studies of the 
waders (shorebirds) and terns in N.W. Australia. A further major N.W. 
Australia Wader and Tern Expedition will take place from: Friday 6th 
February to Saturday 28th February 2015. The timing of the tides means 
that in 2015 the expedition needs to begin on a Friday and end on a 
Saturday. Participants are of course still welcome to arrive early or 
stay afterwards if they wish, but please would all persons plan to 
participate in the full expedition. This document is intended to provide 
relevant information to prospective participants. A large number of 
people (25-28 ideally) will be needed if a satisfactory team is to be 
available throughout this 3-week period. You are strongly encouraged to 
come and take part. CONTACT: mintons AT ozemail.com.au Objectives: The 
fieldwork program will, as usual, principally consist of regular banding 
and appropriate counting of waders and terns at two locations (Broome 
and 80-Mile Beach, Western Australia). This year additional effort will 
again be put into scanning for leg flags and colour bands, particularly 
at 80 Mile Beach. The specific objectives of this Expedition are: *To 
obtain an estimate of the relative breeding success in the 2014 Arctic 
breeding season of all the main species of migratory waders. This is 
achieved by measuring the proportion of juveniles in catches. *To catch 
additional samples of species which are less frequently caught in NW 
Australia, e.g. Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 
Oriental Plover, Eastern Curlew, Little Curlew, Oriental Pratincole. *To 
continue the program of putting individually lettered/numbered yellow 
leg flags on all the main medium/large migratory wader species caught at 
Broome and, several species at 80 Mile Beach. This is to facilitate the 
collection and calculation of survival rate data in the future and to 
enhance the information obtained from flagged birds seen overseas. 
Methods: Birds are caught using a cannon net. Some mist-netting may be 
involved if weather conditions permit. A bird banding permit is not 
required as banders holding permits will be present to supervise 
volunteers. A love of being outdoors is essential and an ability to 
tolerate tropical conditions. Up to 10 hours are spent in the field in 
any one day. There is a lot of sitti