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Subject: Bird Jobs -- April 23, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:42:26 -0400
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OWL BANDER POSITION – Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota 
is seeking 1 experienced Owl Bander. This is a full-time, seasonal 
position for 8 weeks from 15 September - 9 November 2014. Hawk Ridge 
Nature Reserve is a prime migratory site in the fall with seasonal owl 
banding totals ranging from 600-1500 birds. Owl species banded, include 
Northern Saw-whet, Long-eared, Barred and Great Horned. Hawk Ridge is 
based at a uniquely advantageous location on a rocky ridge overlooking 
the western tip of Lake Superior. Fall migration counts average 
approximately 80,000 raptors and over 200,000 passerines and other 
birds. Primary duties include opening and closing nets, net checks, 
banding, and recording information on owls. Skill requirements include 
at least two seasons (preferably more) of previous mist-netting and 
banding experience and tolerant of harsh weather conditions (heat, cold, 
wind). Must work well alone and with others and have own personal 
vehicle. Owl Bander salary is approximately $1800 per month, dependent 
on experience. Housing (possibly shared) is to be provided in Duluth, 
Minnesota. See http://www.hawkridge.org for more details about Hawk 
Ridge and bird banding. Email cover letter, resume, and three references 
who can verify bird banding skills to both FRANK NICOLETTI, Banding 
Director, (EM: fnicoletti AT hawkridge.org), and JANELLE LONG, Executive 
Director, (EM: jlong AT hawkridge.org). Email is preferred, but required 
information may also be mailed to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 
3006, Duluth, MN 55803-3006 re: Owl Bander position. The position is 
open until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Audubon. Website: 

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

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

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



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

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

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

for additional information on the IMBCR program. Qualifications: 
Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel and 
expect to work long hours in the field. Applicants must be able to work 
and make decisions independently, prioritize work-loads with changing 
field conditions, and follow detailed protocols. Applicants should be 
comfortable hiking long distances, working in rugged sometimes remote 
locations, driving long distances (often on unpaved or 4wd roads), and 
spending multiple days alone in the field. A valid driver's license, 
proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, a strong work ethic 
and enthusiasm are required. Desired qualifications include experience 
conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to 
identify western bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, 
hiking long distances, navigating in the backcountry and working on 
private lands. Compensation: $440-$550/week depending on experience, 
reimbursement for project related driving and some recreational travel, 
and up to $100/week in camping and lodging reimbursement. Positions will 
be filled as suitable applicants are found. To apply: Please send a 1 
page cover letter, 1-2 page resume, and contact information (phone and 
email) for 3 references as a single Word or pdf document titled 
"yourlastname-yourfirstname-RMBO-Application" to (EM: brittany.woiderski 
AT rmbo.org). Please indicate which positions you would like to be 
considered for and the date you are available to start.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- March 26, 2014
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Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:19:25 -0400
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AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN, South Puget Sound Program at the Center for 
Natural Lands Management, Olympia, Washington. In the State of 
Washington, CNLM's South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of 
one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak 
woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the 
South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore 
habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are federally listed 
or candidates for federal listing. The Avian Field Technician will work 
with a team to monitor nests and adults of the Federally Threatened 
streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) (SHLA or lark) 
population at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget Sound 
region of Washington State. The technician should be able to identify 
local grassland bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. 
Technician will map territories of adult larks and locate, monitor, and 
document outcome of nests at prairie training sites and active airfields 
on JBLM. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, 
and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician 
will work closely with supervisor to communicate information about 
status and location of lark nests to site managers. The position will 
also support implementation of a management action attempt to increase 
the genetic diversity of south Puget Sound population of streaked horned 
lark. The Avian Field Technician is a full-time, seasonal, non-exempt 
position supervised by the Regional Rare Species Program Manager. To see 
the full job description, please go to (URL: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) Coastal 
Bird Conservation/CONSERVIAN is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer 
for state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through early 
August. Shared housing will be provided. The focus of the work will be 
monitoring and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests and 
young, including Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, 
Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. Intern will work 
cooperatively with CBC field staff as part of a team. Intern will record 
data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, and be required to keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular 
data entry using Excel. Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, 
responsible, and adventurous, in good physical condition, like 
traveling, working in teams, and comfortable riding in small boats to 
access some survey sites. This position requires working long hours, 6 
days a week including weekends. Applicant must enjoy walking many miles 
at remote locations, in hot temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior 
shorebird experience preferred, but not required. All training is 
provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species 
shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof binoculars 
(10x 42). Valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle required for 
travel between work sites. Cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for 
travel between field work sites. Please send 1) letter of interest 2) 
resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to 
MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all 
attachments with your name. The review of applications is ongoing and 
will continue until position is filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS are available from June 1st to September 1st 
to work with tropical birds in lowland tropical rainforest of 
southeastern, Peru. Our research is centered on the behavioral and 
community ecology of mixed species bird flocks. Primary activities will 
require target mist-netting and color banding of birds, and extensive 
observation of banded birds, estimation of home ranges, the use of radio 
telemetry and the collection of data on habitat. Additional 
opportunities for quantifying foraging behavior are possible for 
observers with good birdwatching skills. Work will primarily be 
conducted out of Pantiacolla field station, in lowland tropical 
rainforest near Manu National Park. Volunteers will be responsible for 
travel to Peru, and room and board while in Cuzco. Transport to and from 
the field site from Cuzco as well as expenses while at the field site 
will be covered by the project. This will be a great opportunity for 
students wanting to pursue a career in ecology. Opportunities for 
students to elaborate thesis projects are available, and such students 
are strongly encouraged to apply. See the description of the Pantiacolla 
field sites at the Manu project website for more information about field 
conditions (keep in mind that the actual research is different however) 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Stations.html. The field site 
is remote. In all cases, communication is limited at best, and 
assistants can expect to be out of touch for 2-3 weeks at a time. We 
camp in tents for the entirety of the season and cook for ourselves 
(rice, pasta, legumes, cassava, plantain, and fresh-ish vegetables). At 
the field station, generator power is available on a nightly basis. 
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have previous field 
experience that includes mist-netting and/or experience following and 
observing color-banded birds, and collecting data on foraging behavior. 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, able to work well in a 
group setting, and be willing to work long hours under difficult 
conditions (heat, rain, high humidity and lots of biting and stinging 
insects) in the field. Applicants will spend long hours often walking 
through dense vegetation. . Please send a CV and the name and contact 
information of one reference to ARI MARTINEZ (EM: arimartinez043 AT 
gmail.com) by April 1st. Applicants will be informed of decisions by 
April 15th.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- March 10, 2014
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NINE (9) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat 
surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 21 and July 23, 2014 for 
Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area 
searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Qualifications needed 
include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; ability 
to collect field data under challenging conditions (heat, cold, remote 
sites); familiarity with western flora; working knowledge of MS Excel 
for data entry; valid drivers license and experience driving 4wd 
vehicles. Training workshop for all survey protocols will be provided, 
but prior bird identification skills a must. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition, as long hours in field will be required in sometimes 
difficult terrain. Ability to work independently and in remote locations 
is a must. Compensation: up to $2200/month (depending on experience). 
Housing will be provided in some areas, but remote camping will be 
required on a regular basis. To apply, please submit your resume and 
references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOUD FOREST BIRD BANDING VOLUNTEER - Ecuador

Join Life Net Nature’s long-term avian monitoring and conservation 
project in the Andes of western Ecuador, July 13-26, 2014. We have 
openings for 4-6 volunteers on this project.
Life Net banding assistants help with mist-netting of birds at several 
banding stations located and doing daily bird surveys in the Las 
Tangaras Reserve, Mindo, Ecuador. Our goal is to advance scientific 
understanding of cloud forest avian communities, including species 
responses to deforestation, grazing, and climate change. Reserva Las 
Tangaras boasts more than 25 species of hummingbird, one of the largest 
regional cock-of-the-rock display leks, and great numbers of Choco and 
Andean endemic bird species. Volunteers help set up and monitor mist 
nets, extract birds from nets, carry birds from nets to a banding 
station, and record basic ecological data. Training in handling, 
measuring and banding is offered to those interested in developing that 
skill set, but is not required. Volunteers will also have some 
afternoons free to explore and/or bird the Mindo area. Accommodation is 
in the loft of a large research cabin. A cost-share donation of $1550 
cover transportation in Ecuador, meals, and lodging during the 
conservation research program, reserve fees, salaries for Ecuadorian 
cooks and para-biologists (airfare to and from Ecuador is not included). 
The donation also contributes to stewardship of the reserve and 
educational programs about cloud forest wildlife. The conservation 
expedition begins and ends in Quito. Contact Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: 
dbecker AT lifenetnature.org). for further details. Experience with 
mist-netting is desirable, but not required. Students, recent graduates 
and others looking for hands-on training and resume building experience 
will benefit greatly from this project. Visit the Volunteer page of 
http://www.lifenetnature.org for more details. To apply complete the 
application form on the Volunteer page and e-mail a brief cover letter 
to Dr. DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- February 19, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:21:52 -0500
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SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS at University of Delaware. Website: 
https://sites.udel.edu/frame/ Location: Newark, DE. Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 
2014. Job Description: Songbird telemetry technician (1): full-time, 
seasonal position from early June through August, with the possibility 
of extension through September. Primary duties in this position will be 
to track fledgling songbirds throughout urban forest fragments, take 
waypoints, survey vegetation, record data, and assist with other ongoing 
project efforts. Technician will locate tagged birds six days per week 
and will use a personal vehicle to access field sites. Ideal candidates 
will have experience with radio telemetry. Songbird nest 
searcher/monitor (1-2): full-time, seasonal position(s) from May through 
August. Primary duties in this position will be to locate and monitor 
Gray Catbird and Wood Thrush nests in urban/suburban forest fragments 
around Newark, DE. The nest searcher/monitor will also be responsible 
for taking waypoints, entering data on nest status, and assisting with 
other ongoing project efforts. Prior nest searching experience required. 
Qualifications: Additional desired skills include eastern songbird 
identification, experience with GPS units, ability to work outdoors in 
hot and humid conditions in an urban setting, valid driver’s license and 
good driving record. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in 
biology, wildlife studies, natural resources, or related field. 
Technicians should have previous field experience, a positive attitude 
with enthusiasm for conducting field work, and be comfortable working 
both independently and as part of a team. Salary is $400/week and 
housing will be provided. To Apply: Interested candidates should specify 
the position sought in the subject line, and send cover letter, C.V., 
and list of names and contact information for three references in a 
single pdf file to SOLNY ADALSTEINSSON (EM: solny AT udel.edu).

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

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIANS-LONG 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND AQUACULTURE 
(Re-Advertisement / Open Until Filled). Mississippi State University 
continues to seek an outstanding leader to serve as Head of its 
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. The Department of 
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture is one of three departments in the 
College of Forest Resources with direct affiliations to the Forest and 
Wildlife Research Center, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry 
Experiment Station, and the Mississippi State University Extension 
Service. Major responsibilities of the Department Head include: 
administer and provide comprehensive leadership for research, teaching, 
and extension; work effectively with on- and off-campus units, 
constituency groups, and clientele; and oversee a comprehensive budget 
and departmental personnel. Qualifications include a doctorate in 
wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources, conservation 
ecology, or a closely related field, and a professional background 
appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. 
Administrative experience is desirable. Applications must be submitted 
online (URL: http://jobs.msstate.edu) and should include a letter of 
interest (with administrative philosophy and vision for the Department), 
curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names, addresses, 
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five (5) references. 
Inquiries or the submission of supplemental documents (e.g., official 
transcripts) should be directed 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/nominations will be accepted until a 
suitable candidate is chosen, but review of credentials of the candidate 
pool will officially begin after March 15, 2014. Mississippi State 
University is an AA/EEO employer.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN – Note : ONLY CANADIAN CITIZENS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR 
THIS POSITION. Summary of duties: Assist a biologist to study the 
overwintering areas of riparian birds that breed in the Okanagan Valley. 
Help contribute to a georeferenced data set for the area of Penticton 
south to Osoyoos with the following duties: 1. Sight and measure 
breeding territories of geolocator equipped yellow-breasted chats, gray 
catbirds and veeries. 2. Assist in capturing birds that were equipped 
with geolocators last year and remove geolocators for data recovery. 3. 
Assist in capturing adult chats, gray catbirds and veerys and equip 
geolocators on up to 50 birds. The work will involve early mornings 
(4:30 am or earlier), walking for 7 hours or more, observing birds for 
extended periods during hot weather where there are mosquitos, 
occasionally walking in wet areas, and regular contact with areas where 
there is extensive poison ivy, ticks, and possibly rattlesnakes. 
Location: Oliver, BC. Requirements: Must be a current 
biology/environmental science student who is continuing school after the 
summer field season (so no recent graduates, sorry). MUST BE A CANADIAN 
CITIZEN. Hours per week: 37.5 Rate of pay: ~$15.00/hour. Duration: May 1 
– July 18, 2014 Job openings: 2. Housing is provided. How to apply: 
Because we are using the Federal Student Work Experience Program 
(FSWEP), you cannot apply directly to us. You must complete an FSWEP 
application, which gives you a chance to be selected by the system. To 
apply to FSWEP, go here (URL: 

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&noBackBtn=true&poster=216038&psrsMode=4). 

This is how FSWEP works: Students submit applications to the system. An 
application is not for a specific job, it is to enable them to be 
potentially selected for many jobs. Employers submit “job queries” to 
the system that specify the qualifications that they are looking for. If 
the students qualifications match up with the job query, the student is 
referred to the employer. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE 
SELECTED AND WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER WHO GETS SELECTED. To give yourself 
the best chance to be matched up to our requirements, make sure you 
select "Biology - Fish & Wildlife" as a specialization, and then under 
skills, select the following… **Knowledge of ornithology principles, 
**Knowledge of bird banding, **Knowledge of methods for identifying 
small birds by their songs, **Knowledge of wildlife survey methods. Once 
you submit your FSWEP application, you are eligible to receive job 
offers from a wide variety of employers, not just us. For any questions 
contact: TIMOTHY FORRESTER, MSc Candidate, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, 
Simon Fraser University (EM: timothyf AT sfu.ca).

SALTMARSH BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (CT, RI) – Description: Seeking 3 
full-time field technicians to assist with tidal marsh bird research in 
coastal Connecticut (2) and Rhode Island (1). This project is focused on 
the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, with particular focus 
on Saltmarsh Sparrows. Technicians will support a large-scale project 
called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program, which 
investigates the status and distribution of tidal marsh birds along the 
North Atlantic coast (see http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org). Primary 
duties include mist-netting and banding, nest searching, and nest 
monitoring. Other duties include vegetation surveys and data entry. 
Applicants should expect to work long days beginning at dawn in 
challenging field conditions: high heat/humidity, no shade, and no 
shortage of biting insects. Must be able to walk 3+ miles per day in 
rubber boots, jump across ditches and creeks, and carry up to 30 pounds 
of equipment over uneven terrain. Must be a strong swimmer. Previous 
kayaking or canoeing experience is beneficial. Qualifications: Ideal 
candidates have previous field research experience, are self-motivated, 
and have a positive attitude and good sense of humor. Candidates must 
also work well both independently and as part of a team. Preference will 
be given to applicants with prior experience mist-netting and/or nest 
searching. Positions will run from early/mid-May through 
early/mid-August (approximately 12 weeks). Salary: $400/week. Housing 
will likely be provided (details are being finalized). Any 
project-required travel will be reimbursed. To apply: Send application 
materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for three 
references) to EMMA SHELLY (Ph.D. student, University of Connecticut, 
EM: emma.shelly AT uconn.edu). Include in the subject line which 
state(s) you are interested in. Please submit all materials before March 
1st, 2014.

PHD OPPORTUNITY: the Function of Female Ornamentation in Lovely 
Fairy-wrens – An exciting PhD opportunity is available to investigate 
the function of elaborate female song and plumage in a cooperatively 
breeding bird, the lovely fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis). The student 
will be based in the Evolution and Behaviour Group in the Department of 
Zoology at the University of Melbourne and supervised by A/Prof Raoul 
Mulder and Dr Michelle Hall, with fieldwork carried out in Cairns in 
north-eastern Australia. Darwin’s theory of sexual selection has been 
remarkably successful in explaining how elaborate signals evolved in 
male animals, but whether similar processes drive the evolution of 
female signals remains controversial. This project will test competing 
hypotheses for the evolution of sexual differences by investigating 
selection on male and female plumage and song ornaments in the lovely 
fairy-wren. In contrast to most of the other species in this iconic 
genus, female lovely fairy-wrens have brilliantly colorful plumage, but 
they have never previously been systematically studied. The student will 
work on a recently-established color-banded population of lovely 
fairy-wrens in Cairns Australia, combining observational data with 
field, experimental, molecular and comparative approaches to improve our 
understanding of female ornamentation in the Maluridae and birds more 
generally. Applicants will need to have an extremely competitive 
academic record and obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award or 
International Research and Fee Remission Scholarships (for details and 
scholarship application forms see 
http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/research). The main 
application deadlines for these scholarships are 31 August 
(International) and 31 October (Domestic). Interested students with 
excellent grades that are competitive for a scholarship (average score 
of >80%) are invited to email their CV, details of two academic 
referees, academic transcript, and a letter describing their research 
interests to RAOUL MULDER (EM: r.mulder AT unimelb.edu.au) and MICHELLE 
HALL (EM: hall.m AT unimelb.edu.au).

LOOKING FOR BIRD BANDERS. Eastern Yellow Robin in Victoria, Australia. 
Experience with blood collection. We are following up the leads by a 
recently published paper (Pavlova et al. 2013; Evolution doi: 
10.1111/evo.12107) that describes the occurrence of two very divergent 
haplogroups in Eastern Yellow Robin across the Great Dividing Range in 
Eastern Australia. Recently we collect some samples across a transect in 
the blue mountains (NSW) and found that the transition zone is VERY 
sharp. This opens exciting research opportunities for evolutionary and 
conservation genomics. We are looking to replicate the transect down in 
Victoria, ideally somewhere between Traralgon and Shepparton. We are of 
course looking for keen volunteers as the project does not have 
(currently) any money allocated for salaries. But most expenses are, of 
course, covered. A-class and experience with blood collection are 
required. If you're interested, know of anyone that might be interested, 
or want to know more about the project; please send me an email (EM: 
hernan.morales AT monash.edu)

MAPS FIELD BIOLOGISTS: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks 
one (1) field biologist to serve as crew leader to train and lead up to 
6 interns operating a network of mist-netting and banding stations in 
southwest Indiana for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship 
(MAPS) program. The positions extend from May 1 through August 8, 2014. 
Successful applicants should have previous experience with the MAPS 
protocol, be proficient at 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 Pyle’s 
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. Field biologists are expected 
to drive considerable distances between (and within) locations so a 
reliable field vehicle is a must (trucks/SUVs not required). These field 
biologist positions are an excellent opportunity to gain experience 
leading field crews, and full-time IBP Staff Biologists are often 
recruited from the Field Biologist pool. MAPS field biologists 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. For more information please visit 
our website at: http://www.birdpop.org/interns/MAPSint2014.html To 
apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 
3 references to ERIN ROWAN (EM: erowan AT birdpop.org). Applications 
will be received until the position is filled.

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, TEXAS ESTUARINE RESEARCH NETWORK, Audubon Texas. 
Supervisor: Coastal Program Manager. Office/Work Location: Texas City 
office. Department Name and Code: 1-128-3100-30. The National Audubon 
Society's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, 
focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of 
humanity and the Earth's biological diversity. Audubon Texas is a 
partnership with the National Audubon Society and Texas' 20 independent 
Audubon Chapters. Audubon Texas has four keystone initiatives: 
conservation science (to include community-based wildlife habitat 
conservation, the Important Bird Areas program, and citizen science 
programs), conservation education, public policy/outreach, and support 
to Audubon chapters. Audubon Texas is the state program of the National 
Audubon Society, and has been dedicated for over 100 years to protecting 
birds and their habitats. With chapters and partners we protect and 
manage colonial waterbird populations in every major bay system on the 
Texas Gulf Coast, have launched a robust urban conservation program, and 
are developing an innovative prairie and grassland conservation that 
engages provide landowners and ranchers throughout the state. 
Additionally, Audubon Texas works to identify and conserve the most 
important sites for birds statewide, and are working to serve 75,000 
visitors annually through conservation education and stewardship action 
at the Audubon Centers in Cedar Hill, Dallas and San Antonio. POSITION 
SUMMARY: The Texas Estuarine Research Network (TERN) Coordinator is 
responsible for managing and coordinating the volunteer and citizen 
science engagement activities for the Audubon Texas Coastal Program. 
S/He will be responsible for the design, launch and management of the 
new TERN program. The TERN program will be a network of volunteers along 
the Texas coast that assist with bird monitoring, habitat protection, 
educational outreach, and localized assistance for other monitoring and 
restoration projects. The primary focus of this program is to partner 
with local Audubon chapters and other existing programs and 
organizations to integrate and coordinate citizen science and volunteer 
service with coastal conservation priorities. S/He will also develop 
relationships with partners, local schools, groups and individuals in 
order to promote program participation. The TERN Coordinator will design 
and implement materials to train volunteers, conduct citizen science 
surveys and maintain an online presence for the program. S/He will 
actively recruit and train new volunteers to TERN, maintain 
communications with the volunteer network, and plan/ organize outreach 
activities and meetings. The TERN Coordinator will work with Audubon 
Texas staff to develop education, science and advocacy activities that 
substantially integrate and support National Audubon Society's strategic 
plan and the conservation goals of the Coastal Program as they are 
established. This position will be located in our Texas City office in 
Galveston County. Position Status: Full-time, benefitted. Position 
Schedule: Monday- Friday (with some flexibility depending on volunteer 
programs). Position Salary: $38,000 – 42,000/year. Essential Functions: 
**Responsible for the design, creation and production of material for 
the launch and maintenance of the TERN program, engaging staff and 
partners as necessary. **In collaboration with the Coastal Program 
Manager, develop TERN activities that are science and conservation 
motivated and in alignment with Coastal Program goals. **Responsible for 
the development of effective promotional materials and marketing 
strategies for TERN program, including regular updates to the website 
and the creation of new and robust social media (Facebook, Twitter) and 
other strategies to engage community and raise awareness. **Increase 
awareness and visibility of TERN program through the preparation of 
articles and print materials, as well as, speaking engagements for 
various audiences. **Assist Development staff with research and 
identification of appropriate grant opportunities, such as Together 
Green, education and outreach grants, etc. **Work with HR and Coastal 
Program Manager to recruit and on-board interns. **Manage and grow an 
engaging volunteer program. Responsibilities include but are not limited 
to recruitment and onboarding, scheduling to ensure coverage, 
development of recognition program, development of volunteer handbook 
and the creation and maintenance of a volunteer database. **Develop and 
provide educational opportunities for volunteers. Conduct workshops, 
guided hikes, field trips and other professional development activities 
throughout the year. **Develop and cultivate relationships with other 
organizations that share the Audubon mission, including local Audubon 
chapters, Master Naturalists, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Coastal Bend and Galveston Bay Estuary Programs 
and other similar organizations. **Assist when needed with other Coastal 
Program activities, including but not limited to: seasonal and annual 
waterbird surveys, local events, island workdays, partner meetings, etc. 
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife 
or marine science(s) science, environmental education, or related field 
preferred. **2 - 4 years experience in conservation, environmental 
education programming or similar area preferred; a minimum of 2 years 
experience working with volunteers required. **Experience in the 
training and supervising of volunteers; ability to plan and implement 
interpretive programs a plus. **Experience conducting surveys and 
collecting data in the field (outside of a lab setting). Experience 
conducting bird surveys in coastal or wetland habitats is highly 
desirable. **Experience and familiarity with coastal habitat, natural 
history, outdoor education, conservation communities a plus. 
**Proficiency with Microsoft Office software essential. Experience with 
social media and website maintenance strongly preferred. **Excellent 
leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to engage and motivate key 
stakeholders essential. **Must possess excellent organizational skills 
and the ability to multi-task. **Excellent oral and written 
communication skills. **Must be able to perform physical duties such as 
lifting, reaching, pulling/pushing, etc. **Familiarity with how to 
operate and maintain a motorized boat of 90-175 hp preferred. **Spanish 
language proficiency helpful. **Direct experience in the Upper Texas 
coastal market is highly desirable. **A strong commitment to the 
mission, values, and programs of Audubon Texas and the National Audubon 
Society. **Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as 
needed. Application Procedure: Please go to 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com to apply. For more information please 
contact AMANDA HACKNEY, Coastal Program Manager (EM: ahackney AT 
audubon.org).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 
East Lansing Field Office will be hiring several contract biological 
science technicians through DLH Solutions and careerbuilder.com. 
Employees will be working on a brown-headed cowbird control project, an 
essential recovery action to help recover the federally endangered 
Kirtland's warbler. General duties include the operation and maintenance 
of several cowbird traps throughout the jack pine forests of the 
northern lower peninsula of Michigan. Work conditions can vary from 
freezing temperatures and snow in early April to hot and humid weather 
with biting insects in June. The positions are temporary appointments 
and may include weekends, holidays, and overtime. Employment dates are 
April 7, 2014 to June 27, 2014. Duty location will be in the Grayling, 
MI area. Applicants must be self-motivated, possess a valid drivers 
license and be able to operate a government-owned vehicle. Qualified 
applicants must also be able to euthanize brown-headed cowbirds. Full 
application instructions for these positions are posted at: 
http://cb.com/1dmR5vP.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS – Field assistant positions are available 
from June 1st to September 1st to work with tropical birds in lowland 
tropical rainforest of southeastern, Peru. Our research is centered on 
the behavioral and community ecology of mixed species bird flocks. 
Primary activities will require target mist-netting and color banding of 
birds, and extensive observation of banded birds, estimation of home 
ranges, the use of radio telemetry and the collection of data on 
habitat. Additional opportunities for quantifying foraging behavior are 
possible for observers with good birdwatching skills. Work will 
primarily be conducted out of Pantiacolla field station, in lowland 
tropical rainforest near Manu National Park. Volunteers will be 
responsible for travel to Peru, and room and board while in Cuzco. 
Transport to and from the field site as well as expenses while at the 
field site will be covered by the project. This will be a great 
opportunity for students wanting to pursue a career in ecology. 
Opportunities for students to elaborate thesis projects are available, 
and such students are strongly encouraged to apply. See the description 
of the Pantiacolla field sites at the Manu project website for more 
information about field conditions (keep in mind that the actual 
research is different however) 
http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Manu_Stations.html. The field site 
is remote. In all cases, communication is limited at best, and 
assistants can expect to be out of touch for 2-3 weeks at a time. We 
camp in tents for the entirety of the season and cook for ourselves 
(rice, pasta, legumes, cassava, plantain, and fresh-ish vegetables). At 
the field station, generator power is available on a nightly basis. 
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have previous field 
experience that includes mist-netting and/or experience following and 
observing color-banded birds, and collecting data on foraging behavior. 
Applicants should be in good physical condition, able to work well in a 
group setting, and be willing to work long hours under difficult 
conditions (heat, rain, high humidity and lots of biting and stinging 
insects) in the field. Applicants will spend long hours often walking 
through dense vegetation. Please send a CV and the name and contact 
information of one reference to ARI MARTINEZ (EM: arimartinez043 AT 
gmail.com) by April 1st. Applicants will be informed of decisions by 
April 15th.

KIRTLAND’S WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed May 15th until ~September 
1st. Field sites are in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, near 
Big Creek Township. This project is being run by the Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center and has two main goals. The first is to gain a 
better understanding of the wintering locations and migratory routes of 
the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler, by tracking them with light-level 
geolocators. Second, we also seek to quantify survival and habitat use 
of fledglings and adults during the post-breeding stage. To accomplish 
this we will be radio-tracking fledgling Kirtland’s warblers and 
conducting surveys for adults. Applicants should be independently 
motivated, show strong initiative, and be willing and physically able to 
work long days in hot and buggy conditions 6 days per week for the 
duration of the season. The top applicants will have experience removing 
birds from mist-nets, nest finding, attaching radio transmitters or 
geolocators, radio-tracking, and re-sighting small color-banded 
passerine birds. Please highlight your experience in these areas in your 
cover letter. Pay (pending confirmation of funding) will be $1500 per 
month. Housing in comfortable 3BR home will be provided at no cost. 
Transportation to and from the nearest airport (if necessary) and while 
in the field will also be provided. To apply, please send a 1-page cover 
letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information for 3 
references as a single .pdf or .doc file to NATHAN COOPER (EM: kiwajob 
AT gmail.com).

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 (67ş 14' N, 100ş 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 2014, 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. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and 
residents. For more information, please contact DANA KELLETT at 
Environment Canada (EM: dana.kellett AT ec.gc.ca).

ADVANCED BANDING WORKSHOP at Powdermill Research Center. Website: 
http://www.powdermillarc.org/ Location: Rector, PA. Duration: 5 day 
workshop. Job Type: Volunteer. Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 
2014. Job Description: We are pleased to announce that Powdermill Nature 
Reserve will be holding its annual spring Advanced Bird Banding Workshop 
May 14th-18th of 2014. Participants will arrive on Tuesday evening (May 
13th) and depart on Sunday afternoon (18th). This will allow for 5 full 
days (weather permitting) of bird banding. Participants in this workshop 
are expected to already be comfortable extracting birds from mist-nets, 
and the focus using the latest techniques to age and sex passerines 
(using molt limits and plumage). The majority of time will be spent in 
the field with live birds; however, these sessions will be complemented 
with some afternoon or evening presentations. The workshop costs $650 
per person and on site lodging (with kitchen) and breakfast is included. 
Space is limited with only a few spots remaining. If you are interested 
in the workshop or would like additional details please contact Luke 
DeGroote (EM: DeGrooteL AT carnegiemnh.org). Qualifications: Basic 
handling experience, experience extracting preferred. Number of To 
Apply: Contact LUKE DEGROOTE (EM: DeGrooteL AT carnegiemnh.org) for more 
information.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 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: 28 
Feb 2014. Job Description: WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (1) sought to 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 mid- 
Apr through late Jul with some flexibility, but applicants must be 
available specific dates in May for safety training week and all 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. 
Qualifications: Activities and skills include: identify land birds by 
sight and sound; familiarity with point count techniques; good physical 
condition; 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; take 
basic habitat (plant) information; data entry and paper-work in a forest 
service office. Other desired skills: previous point count experience, 
overland navigations skills with topographical map, compass and GPS, and 
familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird and plant species. 
Sorry, only US citizens are eligible. To Apply: Send a BRIEF resume or 
letter of interest outlining your skills to GWEN BALUSS (EM: gwenbaluss 
AT yahoo.com) and to BARB ADAMS (EM: bjadams AT fs.fed.us) Then you will 
be sent instructions on how to officially apply through to the US Forest 
Service. In preparation, interested persons should create a profile 
within USA JOBS : https://www.usajobs.gov NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE BELOW 
is an estimate; the actual deadline will be announced in February

GULF ISLANDS SONG SPARROW FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS at Western 
University. Website: lianazanette.com Location: Gulf Islands, British 
Columbia, Canada. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2014. Job Description: 
Songbird field research assistants are needed for a study on how the 
fear of predators affects the survival of newly fledged song sparrow 
young located on the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands, BC. You will 
assist in finding and monitoring of song sparrow nests throughout the 
nesting period (i.e. egg laying to when nestling fledge/leave the nest). 
You also may aid in the tracking of juvenile song sparrows using radio 
telemetry and performing behavioural observations of juvenile song 
sparrows. Duties that individuals will perform are 1) searching for song 
sparrow nests, 2) identifying colour banded song sparrows with 
binoculars, 3) radio track fledglings, 4) deploying protective equipment 
to prevent predators gaining access to song sparrow nests, 5) 
maintenance of wildlife traps. Along with these duties, individuals also 
will be introduced to the handling and banding of birds, and capturing 
birds using mist nets. This position will require that individuals stay 
camped out in the Gulf Islands National Park for the duration of 
employment. All camping fees for accommodation at the Southern Gulf 
Islands National Park will be provided. Individuals will travel amongst 
the islands in a small boat, usually on a daily basis. Although the work 
will often be physically demanding and involve long hours, your ’office’ 
will be one of the most beautiful places on the planet (the Gulf 
Islands) and you will learn a plethora of skills that will be of use to 
you if you choose to pursue graduate school or further field research. 
The job will go from 1-Apr to mid-early August; start and end dates are 
flexible. These are paid positions at $1,500/month (CDN). For more 
information on the research being conducted, please visit the webpage: 
lianazanette.com Qualifications: Mandatory Qualifications: 1) Driver's 
licence REQUIRED (Class 5 or higher, Novice or better, Learner NOT 
acceptable) 2) Pleasure Craft Operator's Card (PCOC) REQUIRED, if 
lacking PCOC must secure PCOC before job begins (i.e. Apr-2014) Other 
Qualifications (you can still apply if you do not meet all of them): 1) 
Previous field research experience an asset, but not required 2) Ability 
to identify small, colour banded songbirds an asset 3) Previous boating 
experience an asset 4) Previous outdoor experience (i.e. camping, 
hiking) an asset 5) Work at times will be physically demanding, 
requiring at least average strength and endurance 6) Work at times will 
be uncomfortable (e.g. in bad weather) and involve long hours (10-12 
hours) To Apply: The deadline for application is March 21, 2014. Please 
include a letter of interest that highlights any previous field research 
experience. Also, include your C.V. and names, addresses, phone numbers 
and e-mail addresses of three references to be contacted. Indicate your 
relationship with each reference (e.g. supervisor, lecturer, etc.). Send 
your application to Dr. LIANA ZANETTE: (EM: lzanette AT uwo.ca). Please 
put "sosp field assistant job" in the subject line. For more information 
on the work I do in my lab, please see my webpage: lianazanette.com

NEOTROPICAL AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT at Villanova University. Location: St. 
Lucia, West Indies. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: A volunteer field assistant is 
needed from late May to early August 2014 for a behavioral study on the 
endangered White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus), a 
songbird endemic to only two islands in the West Indies. The field site 
in Mandelé, St. Lucia is located within a 680 ha fragment of regenerated 
dry forest on the east coast of St. Lucia between the villages of 
Praslin and Dennery. Responsibilities will include mistnetting birds for 
banding and blood sampling, nest-searching through dense 
secondary-growth dry tropical forest, resighting color-banded birds, 
conducting behavioral observations at nests, as well as data entry and 
organizational tasks. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the 
cooperative breeding behavior of an endangered bird, with conservation 
implications. Qualifications: Previous experience with passerine 
mistnetting, nest-searching and living in tropical field conditions is 
preferred. Applicants must have a positive attitude and be willing to 
work long days in hot and humid conditions. A tolerance of early 
mornings and the ability to hike and carry heavy research equipment 
through the field (where there may be venomous snakes) are required. 
Food and housing expenses will be provided, however, the assistant will 
have to purchase their own airfare to and from Veiux Fort, St. Lucia. To 
Apply: Please email 1) a cover letter detailing interests, previous 
experience and specific dates of availability, 2) resume, and 3) email 
and phone numbers of three references familiar with your field skills 
and personality to KATE FREEMAN (EM: kfreema6 AT villanova.edu). Please 
use the subject line “WBTH field assistant application.” Review of 
applications will continue until the position is filled.



Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 29, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:32:25 -0500
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AVIAN DEMOGRAPHIC FIELD TECHNICIANS  at University of Maine. Website: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org  Location: United States. Duration: 8-13 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 
10 Feb 2014.  Job Description: Avian demographic field technicians 
needed to conduct tidal marsh bird research in southern Maine! 
Applications will be reviewed starting February 10, 2014. Technicians 
will conduct nest searching, mist-netting and banding, and vegetation 
surveys for Saltmarsh and Nelson's Sparrows. Technicians should expect 
to work long days in challenging field conditions (high heat/humidity, 
no shade, and no shortage of biting insects!). To get an idea of what 
the day-to-day work is like, check out the blog kept by our crew in 
2013: www.SHARPMaineDemographics.blogspot.com. Housing and 
transportation to/from the field site are provided. Salary starts at 
$1280/month. Positions begin in late-May and conclude in mid/late 
August. Technicians will support a large-scale project called SHARP: 
Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program, which investigates the 
status and distribution of tidal marsh birds along the North Atlantic 
coast.   Qualifications: Previous experience with wild bird handling, 
nest searching, or mist-netting is a plus but not required. The ideal 
candidates will be self-motivated and physically fit, have a positive 
attitude, and work well as part of a team. To apply, please send a cover 
letter and resume with three references to KATE RUSKIN (EM: 
Katharine.ruskin AT maine.edu).

BANDERS AND VOLUNTEERS: for Banding Station.  Where: Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory, Mugaha Marsh Banding Station.  Mackenzie, BC Mugaha Marsh 
(latitude 55° 23', longitude 123° 12') is 14 km northwest of Mackenzie, 
BC via a gravel road. The Marsh is located in the Rocky Mountain Trench, 
west of the Rocky Mountains and east of the Parsnip Reach of Williston 
Lake. Our banding lab is a 12' x 20' building. The banding station does 
not have water on site. Drinking water is brought out from town. Two 
small travel trailers and a large wall tent are used for 
accommodations.  When: The banding station operates from 19 July to 23 
September, 18th of July is set up day.  Wages and hours of work: The 
banders will be employees of Mackenzie Nature Observatory.  They are 
paid biweekly and they get 2 days off per week. The Bander in charge 
position has been filled but we still require a 2nd bander for the fall 
season. The wage offered for the 2nd bander is between $160 - $180 
(Canadian)/day worked based on experience, etc. If the banders choose to 
assist on their days off they will be considered a volunteer.  Species 
and number of birds banded: Since 1995 we have banded an average of 59 
species per season. The species composition has varied from season to 
season. Ruby-crowned Kinglets are the most common species followed by 
American Redstarts, Northern Waterthrush, Pine Siskins (they are an 
irruptive species and one year we banded over 1300), Orange-crowned 
Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Dark-eyed Juncos 
,Swainson's Thrushes and Yellow Warblers.  Each season is different -- 
in 2013 Tennessee Warblers were the third most common species banded. We 
capture up to 6 species of Empidonax flycatchers and measurements often 
need to be taken to separate them. The number of birds captured at our 
station is erratic and one never knows what the season will bring -the 
average from 1995 to 2013 has been 2725. The average capture rate is 
0.65 birds per net hour. Some years we get several 100+ bird days, in 
other years we only had two days when over 100 birds were banded. The 
birds often arrive in large numbers on a couple rounds which can make 
things very hectic. Some owl banding is usually done each year. The two 
species we have banded are Boreal and Northern Saw-whet. Experience 
Needed:  BANDER: A banding permit or subpermit is required.  You need to 
be able to deal with large volumes of birds on your own if necessary, 
while maintaining the quality of data and ensuring the safety of the 
birds that are captured.  There will be only one bander working on the 
days when one of the banders has days off.  As a bander you must be 
willing to train volunteers and willing to work with people who are just 
learning as well as more experienced volunteers. It will be the banders' 
responsibility to make volunteering a positive experience, thereby 
encouraging volunteers to become more involved.  You must have good 
banding skills, be able to process birds quickly and accurately while 
ensuring bird safety. You need good people skills.  Knowledge of Western 
birds is essential.  Knowledge of the variation of plumage within 
species (e.g. the coloration of the different subspecies of 
Orange-crowned Warblers) and the size range within a species (e.g. our 
Song Sparrows are larger) should be known. Applicants should have an 
understanding of moult -- you will see adult birds replacing flight 
feathers and when time permits moult cards are to be completed. There 
will be young birds that are still growing in their flight feathers and 
some will be in unfamiliar juvenile plumage. Plumages of juvenile 
Lincoln's Sparrows and Swamp Sparrows sometimes pose a challenge. 
Knowledge of what to look for in the empidonax flycatchers will speed up 
a banding -- we have a chart that gives their characteristics, however, 
knowing what feature to use to separate certain species is helpful. In 
addition to the banding there is a daily census, observations and 
estimated totals that must be completed daily. The banding and ET data 
is to be computerized daily and the data will be printed out by MNO so 
it can be checked for accuracy. Totals of each species banded to date 
and a list of all returns are to be posted at the lab. Both the banders 
will be expected to contribute to a report for the season.  Our net 
lanes are a fair distance apart and we have some used bicycles that make 
it quicker to make net rounds. (We do not have bike helmets so if you 
want one you will need to bring your own.) The club has a good scope to 
help with observations. We have a camera that you will be expected to 
use to document rarities, unusual plumage, to take photos for the report 
and photos as requested by bird committee. VOLUNTEERS are expected to 
assist the banders with the operation of the banding station.  It is 
very important for us to have volunteers to assist the bander when the 
other bander is on days off -- this often is from Friday to Monday.  
Individuals who wish to volunteer should indicate when they would like 
to come (number of weeks, a month, full season, etc.) and their 
experience.  Please send your application to Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory, Bird Committee, Box 1598, Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 to the 
attention of VI LAMBIE, Banding Station Coordinator. Applications can be 
sent by email (EM: JLambie AT telus.net).   To enable us to plan for the 
season applications will be reviewed as they are received -- positions 
will be filled as suitable candidates are found.

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 2014. The work will involve several research 
projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford's Department of 
Zoology (see http://oxnav.zoo.ox.ac.uk/). We utilise 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 three 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 
2014. 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 AND oliver.padget AT zoo.ox.ac.uk in cc). The 
deadline for submitting applications (including reference letters) is 
the 14th February 2014. We will interview the shortlisted candidates (on 
Skype) shortly after and we expect to make a decision by early March.

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

AVIAN WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP -- Audubon Sharon has an unpaid 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship available designed to provide an 
individual interested in conservation and the natural world with the 
opportunity to gain valuable practical experience caring for wildlife 
patients. The intern selected will have the opportunity to learn from 
experienced staff that are experts in their field and to learn about 
species identification, natural history, proper husbandry and enrichment 
techniques, animal handling, tube-feeding, medication administration, 
lab work, and various other procedures. The internship will afford the 
intern the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of wildlife 
rehabilitation under the direction of Audubon staff members.  At the 
culmination of the internship the intern will be able to demonstrate 
his/her ability to assess and treat many of the common injuries 
presented in wildlife such as broken bones, head trauma, and cat bites 
as well as raising orphaned young birds. The intern will understand the 
anatomy of physiology of birds, correctly administer fluid therapy and 
medications, triage in emergency situations, properly handle patients 
and understand the physiological response of stress in wildlife 
patients. Qualifications: 18 years of age or older, have own 
transportation, commitment for 12 to 14 weeks at 35+ hours per week, 
approximately mid May through mid August. Undergraduate degree or 
currently majoring in natural science, veterinary clinic experience or 
other science-related field required.  Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, 
commitment, flexibility, a desire to learn required.  Prior experience 
with handling wildlife and/or in animal medicine is highly desirable.  
No paper resumes will be accepted. To apply, please visit Audubon's 
career center at https://careers-audubon.icims.com

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (2)  Duration: 12 weeks, May to August, 2014.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014.  Job Description: 
Hardworking, enthusiastic avian field technicians are needed for a 
project studying forest-nesting songbirds in urban-suburban and remote 
wooded habitat in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Duties 
will include: nest finding and monitoring, deployment and operation of 
video and still cameras, conducting point counts, target netting, color 
banding, tracking fledgling birds with radio-telemetry, and/or measuring 
vegetation and habitat characteristics.  Salary is $500 a week. Housing 
is not provided, but many options are available in the area. Personal 
transportation is not required but helpful- mileage on the job will be 
reimbursed.  Qualifications: It is extremely important that applicants 
are detail-oriented, self-motivated, and enjoy working outdoors. 
Qualified applicants will be proficient at identifying eastern birds by 
sight and sound and have demonstrated nest finding experience. All 
applicants must have excellent eyesight and the ability to hear 
high-pitched bird songs and calls. In addition, applicants should be 
comfortable waking up very early, working cooperatively with a crew as 
well as working alone in the woods for several hours at a time, hiking 
long distances, and carrying 40 lbs or more of gear. To Apply: Please 
send a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in this position and 
relevant experience, and contact information for three references (in 
one document or pdf) to MELANIE (EM: mlklein AT eco.umass.edu). Please 
include 'Avian Field Technician' in the subject line. Applicants will be 
reviewed until positions are filled.

SOUTHAMPTON ISLAND CREW LEAD --    Location: Southampton Island-Nunavut, 
Canada.  Duration: May 1st-July 30th.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application 
Deadline: February 8th.  Job Description: One crew leader is needed from 
May 1st to the end of July (3 months) to act as one of two crew leaders 
on Southampton Island in Nunavut, Canada. The crew leader will help lead 
a field crew as part of a graduate research project looking to assess 
the impact of lesser snow geese and cackling geese competition on 
Atlantic brant. This study will provide insight into the limitations 
expanding populations of snow geese and cackling geese may have on 
Atlantic brant nesting success. The crew leader will work as part of a 
team to collect data on the interactions occurring between these goose 
species. Primary responsibilities of the crew leader will include: 1) 
Conducting behavioral observations/scans on designated plots containing 
nesting pairs of brant/snow geese/cackling geese and 2) Nest searching 
for snow geese/cackling geese/brant nests as well as monitoring behavior 
of brant nests by means of cameras or behavioral scans. The crew leader 
is also expected to assist with camp set-up and maintenance throughout 
the duration of the field season.  The field crew will live in a 
temporary and small field camp located on the East Bay region of 
Southampton Island. This camp location has been used in previous 
studies, but is relatively barren in terms of site set-up. This means 
all gear will be flown in along with the crew and a camp will be made 
essentially from scratch. Camp life will be rugged and primitive, with 
varying weather. The crew will live in tents, with only one tent being 
utilized for sleeping as part of bear safety protocol. The crew leader 
will be given transportation from the University of Delaware to the 
field location, as well as free housing while in Delaware. 
Qualifications:  Candidates must be ready and willing to live in a 
remote camp with no contact to outside sources for the duration of the 
field season and capable of working as part of a team. Experience 
handling and using firearms is a requirement (Remington 870's). 
Preference will be given to those with prior nest searching/behavioral 
scan experience. Applicants should expect hours and potentially long 
hikes through rugged terrain on any given day. Applicants should also be 
prepared to work in cold, windy weather, as well as potentially warm, 
buggy weather. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE ARCTIC IS A REQUIREMENT. 
3+ years of experience is required.   To apply, email a letter of 
interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to (EM: 
can AT udel.edu). Please combine all of the materials into one document 
(Word or PDF), and name the file with your last name_first name (e.g., 
Smith_Adam.docx). Application review will begin immediately.

  WILDLIFE PROJECT MANAGER -- H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier 
ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai'i. For over 40 
years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our 
clients' complex natural resource challenges.  We have an opening in our 
Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife biologist with experience managing 
ecological consulting projects. We encourage mammalogists, 
ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with 
backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and a broad knowledge of 
the biology of California's fauna to apply for this position. Applicants 
should have a strong academic background (Ph.D. or M.S.), solid field 
and/or research experience, broad ecological knowledge, and extensive 
experience in ecological consulting in California. The ideal applicant 
has at least 5 years' experience performing the duties expected of this 
position: managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA 
projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, Section 7 and 10 
consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans; managing 
staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; 
marketing; proposal preparation; staff training and supervision; and 
recruiting. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good 
communication skills are essential.      H. T. Harvey & Associates is a 
growing company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach.  We offer 
an excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work 
environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life 
insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information 
about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be 
obtained at http://www.harveyecology.com. Interested candidates should 
respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary 
requirement and references to (EM: personnel AT harveyecology.com) and 
reference "Wildlife Project Manager -- Los Gatos Location" in the 
header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: 
Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA  95032.  
(FX: 458-3210).  H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer.  Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP, Audubon Sharon, Sharon, CT.       
Position Summary: To teach and assist with the teaching of environmental 
education programs to school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, 
etc., both on and off-site, as well as teaching the Sharon Audubon 
Center Summer Nature Programs.  Interns are also expected to help with 
other aspects of a Nature Center.  Housing is included.  Essential 
Functions: Primary responsibilities of the Environmental Education 
Intern include assisting with the teaching of environmental education 
programs to school groups. During the summer, primary responsibility is 
to teach the Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs for children 
ages 3-14. Children visit the Center for 2-6 hours each day during 
weeklong sessions.  Activities range from discovery hikes, pond 
explorations, live animal programs, nature crafts and games. The summer 
naturalists design the curriculum for these programs and conduct the 
programs with the help of volunteer assistants.    During the rest of 
the time at Audubon, responsibilities include assisting with the 
teaching of environmental education programs to school groups both on 
and off-site. During the month of October, this person will also be 
heavily involved with the planning, set-up and implementation of 
Enchanted Forest and Audubon Kids' Day, the Center's two special events 
for families.  Additional Functions:  Environmental Education Interns 
are expected to help with other aspects of a nature center, such as 
helping with special events, wildlife rehabilitation, public education 
programs, answering requests for information from the public, running 
the Nature Store, and helping with many other facets of a Nature 
Center's day to day operation.  Qualifications: Completion of at least 
two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences.  Some 
teaching experience and/or curriculum development is necessary. Summer 
Naturalists must be confident in leading a group and initiating 
activities, working independently and team teaching. The most important 
assets are a strong work ethic, natural history background, 
self-motivation, on-going enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility, a desire 
to learn, and the ability to work well with others and with children.  A 
current driver's license and own vehicle are required.  CPR and 1st Aid 
Certification are highly recommended.  Physical Requirements: Ability to 
walk all major trails of the Sharon Audubon Center and on uneven 
terrain, and must be able to sit, stand, grasp, lift, carry, walk, push, 
reach, climb and pull for short and extended periods of time.  
Supervision: The Environmental Education Interns work under the guidance 
of the Education Program Manager, however, the entire staff is available 
to interns for special interest sessions, guidance and assistance.  
Housing, Salary and School Credit: Interns share a furnished apartment 
at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary with several bedrooms, a kitchen, 2 
baths and a living room. Salary is $304.50 per week.  Students should 
arrange for school credit with their advisor beforehand, if applicable. 
Position: This internship position is a four-six month position and runs 
early May through end of August with the possibility of extending to the 
end of October/early November. Closing date when filled. Work week is 
typically 8am-4pm Monday through Friday in the summer and 
Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm in the fall although hours may vary 
slightly. Some evening and/or weekend hours as needed.  Apply: All 
applications must be done online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1976/environmental-education-intern/job. 

No mailed, faxed or emailed resumes will be accepted. Please be sure to 
include a cover letter with your resume.  Deadline for applications is 4 
April 2014.

DNR SPRUCE GROUSE SURVEY TECHNICIANS (2): Northwest Minnesota.    We 
seek 2 full-time, temporary technicians to work on a new study aimed at 
developing survey methods for spruce grouse in Minnesota.  Duties will 
include early morning surveys using playback of cantus calls, careful 
data collection and entry, working with dog handlers, traversing dense 
coniferous forest habitats, and maintaining equipment.  The field site 
is very remote.  Expect snow storms, freezing and thawing conditions, 
minimal road maintenance, difficult terrain, low bird densities, and the 
unexpected.  Hours and days of work will vary, but will generally not 
exceed 40 hours/week. Housing will be provided on-site.  Position 
duration is April 1- May 31.  Pay is $15.35/hr.  Ideal candidates will 
possess an exceptional work ethic, the ability to work alone and with 
others, and in difficult conditions.   Preference will be given to 
individuals with a B.S. degree in wildlife or a related field, but we 
will also consider qualified students working towards a degree in 
wildlife or related program.  Experience conducting point count surveys 
and using playback is preferred but not required.  Experience entering 
data into Excel or another spreadsheet program is required.  The ability 
to work around dogs is required.  A valid drivers license is required.  
Experience with ATVs, snowmobiles, and 4WD vehicles is preferred.  The 
ability to troubleshoot equipment is desired but not required.  
Candidates must have excellent hearing ability and be in good physical 
condition.  Please send a cover letter addressing each of the preferred 
and required qualifications, a resume, copy of college transcripts, and 
contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. CHARLOTTE ROY 
(EM: charlotte.roy AT state.mn.us). Application deadline is February 9.

NSF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (AD/BIO), National 
Science Foundation -- We are initiating a national search for the 
National Science Foundation's Assistant Director for Biological Sciences 
(BIO), and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. Dr. 
John Wingfield has served in this position, with distinction, since 
September 2011.  The Assistant Director, BIO, manages a Directorate 
comprising the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), the 
Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), the Division of Integrative 
Organismal Systems (IOS), the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), 
and the Emerging Frontiers Office (EF).     For detailed information 
about this search, please see the NSF Dear Colleague letter (URL: 

http://aibs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a2886d199362c2554974f78af&id=6b15af6678&e=e39ebe38fe) 

Recommendations of individuals from any sector -- academic, industry, or 
government -- are welcome.  Please send your recommendations, including 
any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to the 
AD/BIO Screening Committee via e-mail (biosrch AT nsf.gov) or at the 
following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, 
Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would 
appreciate receiving your recommendations by 15 February 2014.  Your 
assistance in this very important task is appreciated.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- February 3, 2014
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PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT – Job ID: 14042. Project Name: 
Pacific Coop Studies Unit, Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project. 
(3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions 
(April-December) with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), 
Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 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: Participates in 
carrying out research and management activities for the recovery of 
Kauai’s endangered seabirds during field season, with emphasis on 
Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma 
sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro). 
Includes: 1) surveys to document distribution and relative abundance 
across Kauai using visual surveys (binocular, and night-vision), 
auditory point counts, and ornithological radar; 2) surveys to monitor 
breeding success and relative abundance at select colony sites; 3) 
management tasks, possibly including predator control; 4) data entry, 
and preliminary analyses of field data. Performs effective public 
outreach. Operates a motor vehicle and a variety of equipment for field 
studies. 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: seabird monitoring methods, auditory point 
counts, operating ornithological radar, song meters and/or burrow 
cameras, or predator management near seabird colonies. Demonstrated 
remote area 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. 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. Must be able to locate birds by their calls. Post 
Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross 
Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate 
following the training provided within two (2) months of hire). Must be 
able to complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) months of 
hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) 
miles on obscure or off trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound 
backpack and live and work in isolated field camps under primitive 
conditions for extended period of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY 
REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, incumbent 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. Banding experience, particularly with seabirds. 
Experience with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software 
(Arcview) and databases (Access). Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora 
and fauna, local conservation issues, and Kauai. INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 
(PH: 808-335-5300 (Kauai), 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: 
80-956-8344. EEO/AA Employer. Please apply before 02/07/2014

WATERBIRD COUNTER – Location: Copper Harbor, Michigan. Duration: 13 
Weeks; 15 August thru 15 November 2014. Application Deadline: 1 July 
2014 Job Description: This job entails identifying, counting and 
recording waterbirds passing along the shoreline of the Keweenaw 
peninsula of Michigan. The count takes place every day with the hired 
counter working six days a week. The daily count hours are 8 hours a 
day. The counter is responsible for recording the birds, time of 
passing, weather data neatly on paper in the field (we may have a 
digital data entry process in place by then but we're not sure) . Also 
the counter is responsible for entering all data into a spreadsheet. 
Early November can get quite cold (lower 20's) in upper Michigan with 
strong winds, so a certain toughness is needed, though a protective 
count shelter will be provided. This count is not apt to have many 
visitors so the counter should be ready for solitude. Housing will be 
provided for the counter during the job. Pay will be not less than 
$4,500 for the three month period. A final report on the count is also 
expected of the counter. Qualifications: This person needs good 
in-flight waterbird identification skills so experience at a waterbird / 
lakewatch / seawatch is expected. Counter will need a laptop and a 
vehicle, binoculars, high quality spotting scope. To Apply: Send email 
to JOSEPH YOUNGMAN in Chassell, Michigan. Email address is (EM: murphnj 
AT up.net).

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – Job ID: 14043. Project Name: 
Pacific Coop Studies Unit. Full/Part Time: Full-Time Seasonal. 
Regular/Temporary: Regular. (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil 
Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), 
Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 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. 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. 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 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 of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails 
with thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack 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, incumbent 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. INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS (EM: 808-335-5300 (Kauai), 
EM: mtravers 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). EEO/AA Employer. Please apply before 02/07/2014.

WILDLIFE FIELD BIOLOGIST POSITION: 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: The successful 
candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting surveys for 
nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status 
species for a variety of projects throughout the Bay Area. This position 
will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain 
safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may 
require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Entry level 
Wildlife Field Biologist position. Qualifications: Applicants should 
have a strong academic background and solid field experience. Strong 
bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird 
surveys required. A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife 
management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna 
preferred. A bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural 
resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is 
required. Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in field of wildlife 
and natural resources Hiring Location: Los Gatos Office, Full-Time, 
entry level position in Wildlife Biology. Salary: Commensurate with 
experience. 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 
“Wildlife Field Biologist Entry Level – Los Gatos Office” 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.

YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS OUTDOOR EDUCATORS needed 1 
May 2014 – 30 September 2014, 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 demonstrate a passion for 
educating all ages about the natural world. All successful candidates 
must be able to safely operate large vans. Minimum Requirements: B.S. in 
Biology, Wildlife Ecology or equivalent, 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. 
Successful candidates will be required to obtain at TSS’s cost a DOT 
Medical Examiners Certificate. Compensation is $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 must be 
received by February 28, 2014. Interviews will be conducted in person or 
via video conferencing (Skype or Facetime). Qualified candidates will be 
notified of acceptance by mid-March. Please apply online at: 
http://www.tetonscience.org/employment

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (1) at the Avian Science Center. Location: 
Southwest Montana. Duration: mid May – mid July 2014. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Job Description: The Avian Science Center is seeking an 
experienced field biologist to conduct point count bird surveys from mid 
May – mid July 2014 along mountain streams to evaluate watershed 
restoration efforts conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 
Field locations in the Tobacco Root Mountains of southwestern Montana 
cover a range of elevations and habitats, including riparian, conifer 
forest, sagebrush steppe, and aspen forest. Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, and can expect long hours, multiple days 
of solitude, and spectacular country. Monthly salary of $1,800-$2,500 
DOE plus mileage (~ $0.50/mile) for project related driving, and up to 
$400 a month in camping/lodging reimbursement. Qualifications: Ideal 
candidates will have experience conducting bird surveys, especially 
point counts, with the ability to identify western bird species by sight 
and sound. Applicants must be able to work alone, follow detailed 
protocols, and hike long distances. Experience camping and navigating in 
the backcountry preferred. A valid driver’s license, proof of auto 
insurance, 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 
CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: Christian.meny AT montana.edu). Positions open until 
filled.



WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN: SOUTHEASTERN US (FL or AL) – Agency: University of 
Florida, department of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation. Location: 
Gainesville, FL. Temporary/Seasonal Positions. Salary: 1500-1800/month, 
DOE. Start Date: March 17, 2014. Description: One position is available 
for experienced and highly motivated field technicians to assist on a 
multi-university project from March 17 – July 18, 2014 (possibly 
extending up to July 31) in the southeastern US (Georgia, Alabama, North 
Florida). Technician 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 Dave Gruenewald), 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 three major pathways for 
extracting biomass from pine forest as part of a recently funded grant 
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The successful applicant will 
focus on bird surveys (transect counts) but will also assist in the 
sampling of bees, bats, reptiles, and vegetation. For this position, 
bird survey experience (either point counts or transect sampling) and 
willingness to assist in the sampling of other taxa are required. Must 
be able to tolerate long work weeks (Sometimes 50+ hrs/week), occasional 
camping in the field, biting bugs, heat, and humidity. Technicians will 
also assist with the setup of field sites and data entry. Housing and a 
work vehicle will be provided by the project. Technicians will receive a 
stipend of $1500-1800/month, DOE. Required Qualifications: Applicants 
MUST have experience surveying for birds by sight and sound (transect, 
point counts) for consideration. Preference will be given to candidates 
with experience surveying for southeastern birds; Applicants should be 
enthusiastic about conservation fieldwork, have a relevant 
academic/professional background, and must enjoy living and working in 
small groups; Attention to detail; Ability to work and live communally; 
Positive attitude; Valid drivers license. Preferred Qualifications: 
College degree in wildlife, conservation, biology, ecology, or related 
field.; Experience surveying for bats, bees, reptiles; Knowledge of 
southeastern vegetation. To apply please send resume, cover letter, and 
contact information for three references to ISABEL GOTTLIEB and DAVE 
GRUENEWALD (EM: igwgottlieb AT ufl.edu, AND dave.gruenewald AT 
gmail.com) Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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. Spring Session: 31 March- 4 April 2014. Summer 
Sessions: 2-6 June, 2014, and 23-27 June 2014. 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 and a registration form visit 
http://www.raptorresearch.com/workshop.htm .

PLOVER AND TERN MONITORING TECHNICIAN on the central coast of Texas – 
Date: April 7 – July 31, 2014. Compensation: $3000 per month with 
mileage reimbursement (includes mileage cap, $0.55/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/expense allotment of $1,000). 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 21, 2014.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH FIELD BIOLOGIST AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR (2) 
needed to aid Citizen Science Coordinator at the Great Smoky Mountains 
Institute at Tremont. Dates: mid-March or late April through June. Come 
live and work in the amazingly biodiverse Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park. Job type and benefits: Full time seasonal. Salary (TBD). Housing 
in a platform tent and some meals provided. Job description: We are 
investigating the potential impacts of Eastern Hemlock decline on 
streamside birds in the Smoky Mountains. Daily responsibilities include 
Louisiana Waterthrush territory surveys, nest searching and monitoring, 
re-sighting color-banded individuals, target netting and banding 
individuals, working with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, and 
conducting educational programs for school groups. Tremont’s mission is 
connecting people and nature through hands-on environmental education, 
so this research project is one of the methods we use to educate our 
participants about the interconnectedness of the aquatic ecosystem. 
Desired qualifications: Committed, punctual, conscientious data 
collector with proficiency in binocular usage. Ability to work long 
hours alone on steep, rocky, slippery terrain. Excellent people skills. 
Previous experience with environmental education is preferred, but not 
required. Previous experience with ground-nesting birds and bird banding 
is preferred, but not required. To apply (or if you have questions about 
the position) contact TIFFANY BEACHY (EM: tiffany AT gsmit.org). Please 
send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the email address 
above.

SENIOR AVIAN ANALYST at Accipiter Radar. Website: 
http://www.accipiterradar.com Location: Orchard Park, NY. Duration: Open 
Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2014. Job Description: 
Senior Analyst - Avian Accipiter Radar, located in Orchard Park, NY, has 
an opening for a Senior Analyst whose primary focus will be on our Avian 
Radar business. This position offers an opportunity for a highly 
motivated professional to join a fast-paced environment supporting 
customers that make a difference in protecting people, property and the 
environment. The ideal candidate will have at least a baccalaureate 
degree from an accredited college/university, preferably with a major in 
zoology, wildlife, biology, or a similarly relevant field. Course work 
should include ornithology, animal behavior, ecology, wildlife 
management/biology, and physics. In addition the candidate should have 
at least 4 years’ experience working as an avian biologist or radar 
ornithologist. Duties Include: • Monitor radar-driven information 
systems and report on bird activity based on project objectives and 
established protocols • Design and develop reports and information 
products to communicate spatial distributions, temporal trends, and 
behaviours of birds to customers and prospective customers • Mine 
historical data to develop statistical analyses to identify patterns of 
bird behaviour that can be be used to deploy control measures for bird 
activity near hazardous sites • Assist customers’ wildlife management 
personnel in the development of wildlife hazard assessments and 
implementation plans using digital avian radar systems • Identify and 
communicate feature improvements to the product development team and 
test new product deliverables Qualifications: Ideal Skills and 
Experience: • Understanding of human-wildlife interactions with a 
knowledge of bird identification, avian ecology and behaviour including 
body sizes, typical migration patterns and responses to stimuli • 
Knowledge and experience in the use of avian radar systems as well as 
visual sampling and ground-truthing to measure bird activity and 
abundance • Solid database, data warehouse and SQL skills. Experience in 
analysis of geo-referenced data including the use of GIS software such 
as Esri ArcGIS. • Technical documentation, report writing and 
presentation skills with competence in MS Office and screen 
recording/video editing tools • Experience with Linux and Windows 
operating systems • Knowledge of programming or scripting languages 
would be an asset • Proficiency in English language required. Working 
knowledge of French would be an asset The successful candidate will be 
highly motivated with a positive, professional approach and will have 
exceptional written and verbal communications skills. You will be a US 
Citizen with a clean criminal record to qualify for personal security 
clearances and will spend about 3-days per week in your first year 
commuting to our Canadian Office in Niagara, Ontario (1-hour drive). TO 
APPLY FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: (EM: 
work AT accipiterradar.com)

AVIAN POINT COUNT AND VEGETATION SAMPLING FIELD TECHNICIAN at USGS 
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Virginia Tech. Website: 
http://www.coopunits.org/Virginia/ Location: Bath and Highland Counties, 
Virginia. Duration: 7 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
17 Feb 2014. Job Description: One technician is needed to assist a PhD 
student in a study examining Cerulean Warbler and avian community 
response to forest management practices. $10/hr up to 40 hrs/week. 
Duties will include point counts, vegetation sampling (trees), data 
entry, and digitizing in GIS (training provided). The study sites are 
rugged and steep in mature forest and recently completed silvicultural 
harvests on public lands near Warm Springs, Virginia. Field housing (no 
pets) and vehicles for fieldwork provided. Some camping will be 
necessary. Start date is approximately May 18, 2014 and will end in 
early July. 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, an ability to tolerate demanding field conditions, a 
love of camp life for shared chores and meals, and excellent off trail 
smarts, safety consciousness, and problem solving ability for solo back 
country field work. You must have experience with conducting point 
counts, preferably with Central Appalachian species during the breeding 
season. Experience with GPS orienteering as well as a degree in or 
progress towards wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field is also 
strongly preferred, as well as coursework in bird and tree 
identification. Qualified applicants will have a valid driver’s license 
and a clean driving record, as well as CPR and Wilderness First Aid 
certification (or willingness to obtain CPR and WFA before season 
start). To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to 
KERI PARKER (EM: keripvt AT vt.edu). Please use "CERW field tech" in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; 
position to be filled asap.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (3) – 1 BANDER and 2 POINT COUNTERS at 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Illinois 
(east-central and northeastern) Duration: 3-4 months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. 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 three (3) motivated, 
organized and detail-oriented field technicians with a strong work ethic 
to help assist with a playback experiment investigating social 
information use for habitat selection by Yellow Warblers and other 
shrubland songbirds. Positions begin ~15 April 2014 and run through 
mid-to-late July 2014, but position dates are negotiable. Students 
unavailable until May are encouraged to apply. Two positions (Bander and 
point counter) are available in northern Illinois with housing provided. 
One position (point counter) is available in east-central Illinois where 
housing may be provided. Salary is $10.50/hour on a 40-hour work week. 
Transportation to and from field sites will be provided. Point Counter 
Responsibilities: Point counters independently conduct daily 
point-counts at multiple sites, assist with set-up, take-down and basic 
maintenance of playback equipment, and enter data in Excel. Point 
counters will also routinely assist the bander and myself with banding 
Yellow Warblers and performing behavioral observations. Bander 
Responsibilities: Bander will be responsible for actively and passively 
banding Yellow Warblers at multiple sites. Banders will at times work 
alone and must be comfortable setting up mist nets and banding songbirds 
independently. Bander will also conduct routine point counts and assist 
with set-up, take-down and basic maintenance of playback equipment, but 
to a lesser extent than general technicians. Qualifications: All field 
technicians 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. Point Counter 
Qualifications: Applicants must be able to identify songbirds by sight 
and sound. Applicants with previous point count experience will be given 
high priority, but individuals who quickly learn bird identifications 
and have a passion for avian ecology are encouraged to apply. Bander 
Qualifications: Applicants should have bird banding experience as well 
as some familiarity with northern shrubland songbirds. Applicants with 
previous experience at banding stations, handling small songbirds and 
banding independently will be given high priority. To Apply: Please 
specify the position you are applying to. Applications will be accepted 
until positions are filled. Please send applications via e-mail 
(preferred) or regular mail with a short cover letter stating your 
interest in the job and prior experience, a resume, and the names and 
contact information (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three 
references to: JANICE KELLY, UIUC – Department of Natural Resources and 
Environmental Sciences, Turner Hall W-512A, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., 
Urbana, IL 61801. Please e-mail questions to Janice Kelly (EM: jkkelly2 
AT illinois.edu).

EXPERIENCED PASSERINE NEST SEARCHER at Western University. Website: 
http://lianazanette.com Location: Gulf Islands, British Columbia, 
Canada. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 21 
Mar 2014. Job Description: A pristine passerine nest searcher is needed 
for a study on how the fear of predators affects the survival of newly 
fledged song sparrow young located on the beautiful Southern Gulf 
Islands in British Columbia Canada. Applicants must possess the ability 
to visually follow coloured banded adults movements back to nests. 
Applicants with ample experience and a successful record in finding 
passerine nests will be given priority. A valid driver’s licence and 
experience with outboard motors are definite assets. The position is 
from Apr/May-Aug 2014 (start and end dates are flexible). Salary is 
$1500 CAN per month, and all camping fees for accommodation at the 
Southern Gulf Islands National Park are provided. Other duties may 
include radio tracking fledglings, video camera surveillance, deploying 
protective equipment to prevent predators gaining access to song sparrow 
nests, but your primary task will be nest searching. Qualifications: The 
successful applicant must be able to follow behavioural cues of 
passerine parents to find nest locations. Provide a list of birds (per 
species) you have experience nest searching for, along with an estimate 
of how many nests you found per species. To Apply: The deadline for 
application is March 21, 2014. Please include a letter of interest that 
highlights your nest searching qualifications and lists the species you 
have experience nest searching for, along with an estimate of how many 
nests you have found for each species you listed. Also, include your 
C.V. and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three 
references to be contacted. Indicate your relationship with each 
reference (e.g. supervisor, lecturer, etc.). Send your application to 
Dr. LIANA ZANETTE (EM: lzanette AT uwo.ca). Please put "sosp nest job" 
in the subject line. For more information on the work I do in my lab, 
please see my webpage: http://lianazanette.com

EXPERIENCED AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Western University. 
Website: lianazanette.com Location: Gulf Islands, British Columbia, 
Canada. Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 21 
Mar 2014. Job Description: An experienced avian field research assistant 
is needed for a study on how the fear of predators affects the survival 
of newly fledged song sparrow young located on the beautiful Southern 
Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Applicants must possess the 
ability to visually identify and follow coloured banded passerines. 
Applicants with experience nest searching and performing behavioural 
feeding observations of passerine birds will be given priority. A valid 
driver’s licence and experience with outboard motors are definite 
assets. The position is from Apr/May-Aug 2014 (start and end dates are 
flexible). Salary is $1500 CAN per month, and all camping fees for 
accommodation at the Southern Gulf Islands National Park are provided. 
Other duties may include radio tracking fledglings, video camera 
surveillance, deploying protective equipment to prevent predators 
gaining access to song sparrow nests, and maintenance of wildlife traps. 
Qualifications: The successful applicant must be able to identify and 
follow colour banded passerines with binoculars. Provide a list of birds 
(per species) you have experience with identifying colour banded 
individuals. To Apply: The deadline for application is March 21, 2014. 
Please include a letter of interest that highlights your nest searching 
and bird sighting experience (i.e. reading colour band combinations on 
passerine with binoculars). Also, include your C.V. and names, 
addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to be 
contacted. Indicate your relationship with each reference (e.g. 
supervisor, lecturer, etc.). Send your application to Dr. LIANA ZANETTE 
(EM: lzanette AT uwo.ca). Please put "sosp field assistant job" in the 
subject line. For more information on the work I do in my lab, please 
see my webpage: http://lianazanette.com

SEABIRD SEASONAL FIELD ASSISTANT at Humboldt State University and Point 
Blue Conservation Science. Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife or 
http://www.pointblue.org Location: Coastal Northern California. 
Duration: Early/mid April to Late July 2014 (approximately 3.5-4 
months). Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: 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. 
Qualifications: 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 seabird 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: Early/mid April to Late July 2014 
(approximately 3.5-4 months). Wage: Approximately $1733/month. Employer: 
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation, the research 
auxiliary of Humboldt State University. 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 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. For further 
information, contact Dan Barton via email (EM: north.coast.seabirds AT 
gmail.com). However, applications must be submitted via mail; no email 
applications will be accepted. Send to: DANIEL BARTON, Department of 
Wildlife, Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521

SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at USGS & University of Arizona. Location: SW 
Colorado and N Arizona. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2014. Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) 
- needed 12 May to ~15 August 2014. Position will be to assist US 
Geological Survey and University of Arizona scientists with multiple 
field studies in SW Colorado and N Arizona, including: a Cordilleran 
Flycatcher breeding biology project, documenting avian community 
responses to tamarisk beetle invasion, determining the abundance of 
birds on different Pinyon-Juniper treatment plots in northwest Arizona 
and monitoring birds at a mine site in northern Arizona. Duties will 
include making nest observations, conducting point counts for birds, 
mist netting birds, banding, tracking birds with transmitters, taking 
foraging observations, vegetation and insect sampling, and data entry. 
Applicants should have experience handling small passerines and 
conducting point counts, and should be able to work long hours (starting 
before sunrise) in remote areas in both hot and cold weather. Lodging 
will consist of a cabin in Dolores, CO and tent camping near Flagstaff 
and Tusayan, AZ. Salary is $10.86/hr plus $10 daily per diem to cover 
the cost of food. Transportation will be provided from camp sites to 
study areas in Arizona and Colorado. Qualifications: Applicants must be 
able to identify birds of northern Arizona and southwest Colorado by 
sound and sight. Experience with taking field notes, entering data into 
Excel, capturing and handling small passerines using mist nets, and 
banding experience is also necessary. Experience with radio telemetry 
and drawing blood is desirable but not required. To Apply: If 
interested, please send a resume, contact information for three 
references, and a brief cover letter to: Dr. ABIGAIL DARRAH (EM: adarrah 
AT email.arizona.edu) with cc to Dr. CHARLES VAN RIPER III, (EM: 
charles_van_riper AT usgs.gov). Applications will be accepted until 
position is filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT at Amherst College. Website: 
http://www3.amherst.edu/~ejtemeles/ Location: Dominica, West Indies. 
Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2014. Job Description: One position is available from late March to late 
May 2014 for an ongoing study of feeding preferences and competition in 
the Purple-throated Carib hummingbird (Eulampis jugularis) on the island 
of Dominica, West Indies. Males of this species are 25% more massive 
than females, yet females have bills that are 25% longer and 50% more 
curved. Previous research has demonstrated that these differences 
between the sexes in size and bill morphology are associated with 
differences in the use of their Heliconia food plants. The current 
project examines whether sexes of purple-throated caribs differ in their 
preferences for red or yellow color morphs of Heliconia caribaea, and 
whether and how competition within and between sexes alters these 
preferences. The project also examines how preferences and competition 
of hummingbirds relate to pollination of their food plants. 
Responsibilities will include mist-netting and banding birds for use in 
experiments, maintenance and training of birds in holding tents, 
maintenance of a large, enclosed experimental Heliconia garden 
(approximately the size of a basketball court), and behavioral 
observations of hummingbird foraging behavior and competition. 
Experience in mist-netting and behavioral observations of birds is 
desirable. Applicants should have a strong interest in ecology and 
evolutionary biology, and be physically fit and enthusiastic. Expect to 
work long days (early morning to mid afternoon) and wake up early. The 
field crew of 4 people will live and work from a small hotel on Dominica 
with wireless cell-phone and internet service, a lovely view, and great 
food. Airfare to and from Dominica, accommodations, food, and lodging 
will be provided. Qualifications: Experience in behavioral observations, 
field note-taking, mist-netting birds, and data entry. Applicants should 
be enthusiastic, physically fit, maintain a positive attitude in wet or 
hot weather, and work flexible hours. To apply, send: 1) a cover letter 
explaining your motivation and qualifications to work on this project, 
2) your resume, and 3) email and telephone numbers of three references 
familiar with your field skills, academic work, and personality to: 
PROF. ETHAN J. TEMELES, Department of Biology, Amherst College (EM: 
ejtemeles AT amherst.edu). Please use the subject line: "Dominica field 
assistant". Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN VOLUNTEER at USFWS Tetlin National Wildlife 
Refuge. Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/ Location: Tok, Alaska 
Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. 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, snowshoe hare pellet plot counts, phenology studies, raptor 
surveys, mist netting songbirds, and backcountry biological inventories 
located in remote areas of the Refuge. Additionally, the volunteer will 
be required to spend time entering field data into computer-based 
spreadsheets and databases as well as complete other assigned tasks. 
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. Volunteer will be required to complete 
first aid, CPR, and federal firearms, bear safety, and dunker training 
before participating in fieldwork projects. Transportation to and from 
Anchorage and/or Fairbanks airport will be provided at the beginning and 
end of the field season. Living Allowance: $31.50/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 2014 through September 2014. 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 working at a banding station, handling small 
passerines, and 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. 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. Position start and end date is negotiable but 
applicant must be available to work from the middle of May 2014 through 
September 2014. To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume with at 
least 2 references to NICOLE WELLS (EM: nicole_wells AT fws.gov), Tetlin 
National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 779, Tok, Alaska 99780. (PH: 
907-883-9415 FX: 907-883-5747). Applications must be received no later 
than March 1st 2014.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT at Simon Fraser University. Location: Great Bear 
Rainforest. Duration: Mid April to Mid August. Job Type: Volunteer. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014. Job Description: One Volunteer Field 
Assistant needed for a research project assessing the impacts of the 
nutrient transfer provided by the annual salmon-spawning phenomenon on 
riparian passerine birds in the Earth2Ocean group at Simon Fraser 
University. Fieldwork will take place in the Great Bear Rainforest of 
coastal British Columbia near the First Nation’s community of Bella 
Bella. Work will consist of early mornings (4 am) up to six days per 
week, boating in tidal environments, hiking in difficult terrain, 
navigating with GPS, and working under adverse field conditions. Duties 
include finding and monitoring nests, assisting with bird capture and 
banding, measuring vegetation, insect sampling, and data entry. Position 
offers the opportunity to work in remote and pristine wilderness areas 
and observe a wide variety of wildlife regularly including birds, bears, 
wolves, and whales. Housing and food are provided, plus travel from 
Vancouver to the field site. Qualifications: Previous experience banding 
birds, nest searching, orienteering, and operating boats with outboard 
motors is preferable. Must have good organizational skills and attention 
to detail, be self-motivated, maintain a positive attitude in wet and 
cold weather, and be able troubleshoot and solve problems. Must be happy 
to work flexible hours due to variable marine forecasts and be 
comfortable on boats in the ocean and working around bears and wolves. 
Assistant must be available for the entire field season. To Apply: Send 
cover letter, CV, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 
references as ONE PDF to: MARLENE WAGNER (EM: mawagner AT sfu.ca). 
Please type “salmon and songbird crew 2014” in the subject line. Review 
of applications will begin immediately.
Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 25, 2014
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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:51:58 -0500
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AVIAN SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN-- for Riparian/floodplain Study on the 
Flathead River, in Northwestern Montana. Location: Kalispell, Montana. 
Job Type: Short term. Duration: Mid-May through August with possible 
extension through September. Application Deadline: March 1, 2014. Job 
Description: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hiring an 
experienced field technician proficient in conducting point count 
surveys for riparian birds. Prior experience with point count 
methodology is required. Knowledge of western bird song identification 
is preferred. Primary duties will be completion of early morning point 
counts along the Flathead River and Kootenai River. Other field duties 
will include vegetative surveys and insect sampling from pit fall traps. 
Field work is often completed under harsh conditions including rainy 
cold days and may include limited hiking through dense riparian 
habitats. Additional duties include data entry and proofing. Housing may 
be available. Salary will be approximately $13.80/hr. Qualifications: 
Applicants must be able to detect and identify western songbirds 
visually and by sounds. Familiarity with western riparian plants is 
helpful. Knowledge of compass, GPS and mapping skills is required. 
Applicants must be able to work both independently and within a small 
team with a positive attitude. Data base experience is helpful. A valid 
driver’s license and experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles is required. 
Organizational skills are necessary. Application process: Interested 
individuals should send a resume, three references, and a cover letter 
(including contact information) to DWIGHT BERGERON, Montana Fish, 
Wildlife & Parks, 490 N. Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901. Electronic 
applications are preferred (send to EM: dbergeron AT mt.gov). All 
application materials must be received by March 1, 2014. For additional 
information, please contact Dwight at the above email address or phone 
406.751.4587.

SAGE-GROUSE FIELD TECHNICIANS – Organization: Idaho Dept. Fish & Game. 
Location: Southern Idaho. Duration: Approximately March 15 - August 1. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: February 10, 2014. 
Description: Field Technicians needed for a research project in southern 
Idaho to examine the effects of 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 and banding juvenile grouse, measuring vegetation characteristics 
and rangeland condition, plant identification, and mapping percent grass 
utilization by cattle over large areas. Technicians will need to walk 
many hours daily off-trail over rough terrain in very remote areas, and 
will be required to work unusual hours including trapping grouse at 
night. Study sites will be in southern Idaho. Field lodging will be 
provided in shared camp trailers. A background in ranching/farming and 
experience with 4WD vehicles is beneficial. This is an 
interagency/university collaborative project that will involve working 
closely with personnel from Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the 
Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, the University of 
Idaho, local ranchers, and other stakeholders. Dates of employment will 
be approximately 15 March through 1 August. Salary will be 
$1800-$2200/month, depending on experience. Qualifications: 
Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in wildlife or a related 
field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, Rangeland Ecology, etc.). Must have 
excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid driver’s 
license, willingness to travel, and willingness to live and conduct 
field research under rigorous and remote conditions, and variable 
weather conditions (snow, rain, extreme heat, etc). Technicians will 
need to walk many hours daily off-trail over rough terrain in very 
remote areas, and will be required to work unusual hours including 
trapping grouse at night. 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) names/addresses/email 
for >3 references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles (if 
available). Deadline to apply: February 10, 2014.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS – The Society of Yukon Bird Observatories are 
accepting applications for volunteer field assistants to work at the 
Albert Creek Bird Observatory (spring 2014) and the Teslin Lake Bird 
Observatory (fall 2014). Applicants should have knowledge of 
northwestern and eastern boreal birds and are able to work in a team 
dynamic while enduring weather changes on a daily basis. Temperatures in 
the spring at Albert Creek can vary from - 10 to +20 celsius. Snow cover 
at early season is variable. We are looking for a few keen and able 
people to help out. Volunteers will be provided with cold weather gear, 
camp gear and transportation from Whitehorse to Teslin ( Teslin Lake 
Bird Observatory) and Watson Lake (Albert Creek Bird Observatory) and 
back. Albert Creek Bird Observatory spring season operates from April 
23rd to June 7th. Teslin Lake bird Observatory operates from July 23rd 
to Oct. 31st. Please contact : TED MURPHY-KELLY, station manager, 
Society of Yukon Bird Observatories, (EM: tedmurphykelly AT 
northwestel.net) and visit our web page (URL: 
http://www.yukonbirdobservatories.org).

BANDER-IN-CHARGE FOR SPRING MIGRATION MONITORING at WildResearch's Iona 
Island Bird Observatory. Website: http://www.wildresearch.ca/ Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/WildResearch/171922462820335?ref=hl 
Location: near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Duration: 15-April 
to 31-May 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: March 1, 2014. 
Job Description: WildResearch's Iona Island Bird Observatory has 14 nets 
that open a half hour before sunrise for 6 hours each day. The BIC must 
be experienced with large volumes of birds, as days exceeding 200 plus 
captures are common at IIBO during spring migration. Daily operations 
will involve working with volunteers of varying levels of experience, so 
the BIC must be comfortable providing training to groups of volunteers. 
The BIC will also be responsible station management, providing public 
banding demonstrations, interacting with the public, and for complete 
and accurate data collection. This is a full time position and length of 
employment for this position is from April 15 – May 31st, 2014. Average 
length of day is 7.5 hours in the field, however, this may vary with 
weather and bird capture rates. Pay rate is $120 per day. The BIC must 
provide his or her own vehicle and housing. Qualifications: Candidates 
will hold or be qualified for a Canadian Bird Banding Permit, familiar 
with western North American songbird species, and have experience 
banding high volumes of passerines, training volunteers, providing 
public banding demonstrations, and running a migration monitoring 
station. To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter, CV including 
details on number of birds banded, and three references in one file, to 
(EM: info AT wildresearch.ca). Subject line “IIBO SMMP BIC Position” by 
March 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

FIELD ASSISTANT - FERRUGINOUS HAWK RESEARCH PROJECT Location: southern 
Alberta, Canada. Duration: April to July. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2014. Job Description: Seeking 2-3 field assistants for a University of 
Alberta study on the relationship between Ferruginous Hawks and 
industrial development in southern Alberta. This species is currently 
listed as an Endangered species in Alberta. Field assistants are needed 
to begin field work in mid April and early May, 2014. Field work will 
continue on through July 31, 2014 with a possibility of extension. 
Successful applicants will live in a field house in southern Alberta, 
and will be provided with housing and food while in the field. Duties on 
this project include: nest searching and monitoring, behavioural 
observation, identifying habitat features, communicating with 
landowners, hawk capture and banding, GPS satellite transmitter 
attachment, digital video recording system setup, and other related 
tasks. A typical work schedule will consist of a 10 days on / 4 days off 
rotation; this is flexible, but overall schedule equates to 22 
days/month. Qualifications: **Excellent note-taking skills (detailed and 
accurate); **Valid class 5 driver's license with clean record; **Be 
capable of driving long distances; **Cannot be afraid of heights, 
insects, or heat; **Be able to work independently and on a team; **Be 
flexible, willing to learn, and in good spirits. ASSETS: **Strong raptor 
identification skills; **Experience interacting with rural landowners; 
**Experience driving 4WD trucks and navigating; **Ability to read maps 
and operate GPS units; **An aptitude for technology based work; **Strong 
climbing ability; **Experience identifying grassland vegetation; 
**Knowledge of Alberta's Species At Risk; **Some bird handling 
experience; **Valid Standard First Aid To apply: Please send your cover 
letter of interest outlining your qualifications and available start 
dates, resume, and 3 professional references in a single PDF document 
to: ADAM MOLTZAHN (EM: amoltzah AT ualberta.ca). Please indicate in 
subject line: "Field Assistant".

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIPS (1, PhD): Lead in Avian Scavengers – The 
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University 
is searching for a PhD-level graduate student for a funded project to 
develop and implement research on lead poisoning in avian scavengers. 
Students with a Master’s degree will be preferred and the selection 
process will rely on finding students with a skill set that matches well 
with other team members. Students should have past exposure to hunting 
and be comfortable interacting with hunters. A basic description of the 
project is below; interested students with appropriate experience should 
send a cover letter, cv, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and the 
names of three references to Dr. TODD KATZNER, (EM: todd.katzner AT 
mail.wvu.edu). Assessing lead levels in avian scavengers. Negative 
effects of lead exposure on humans have been documented over several 
millennia. More recently, lead has also proven to be toxic to wildlife. 
In fact, lead has no physiological value to vertebrates and is a potent 
neurotoxin. Consequences of lead exposure in humans can include impaired 
cognitive function and less severe but still highly relevant changes in 
blood pressure and blood chemistry. Likewise, in wildlife, exposure to 
lead may lead to lethal or demographically consequential sub-lethal 
effects, including changes in behavior, reproductive output, and 
long-term survivorship. Avian scavengers, because of their trophic 
position and natural sensitivity are particularly vulnerable to 
demographic effects of population-level lead poisoning. There is 
currently limited data on baseline blood lead levels in free-living 
avian scavengers, sources of lead contamination (i.e., industrial lead 
in the environment or lead from ammunition), and seasonal variation in 
these parameters. It is the goal of this research to provide those data. 
The student conducting this work should be expected to participate in 
sample collection, lab sample analysis, GIS modeling of lead levels in 
wildlife and its correlates, and dissemination of results of the 
research in scientific journals and to the general public. Positions are 
open until filled; consideration of applicants will begin in in 
February. The tentative starting date is August 2014. Students receive 
health insurance, tuition waiver and an annual assistantship at 
WVU-Davis College standard rates (Ph.D. students $19,848).

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIPS (1, PhD): Golden Eagle Habitat and 
Demography – The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West 
Virginia University is searching for a PhD-level graduate student for a 
funded project to develop and implement research on habitat associations 
and demography of golden eagles in eastern North America. Students who 
have previously obtained a Master’s degree will be preferred and the 
selection process will rely on finding students with a skill set that 
matches well with other team members. Students should have a background 
in GIS and a skill set that includes quantitative ecology tools. A basic 
description of the project is below; interested students with 
appropriate experience should send a cover letter, cv, unofficial 
transcripts, GRE scores, and the names of three references to Dr. TODD 
KATZNER, (EM: todd.katzner AT mail.wvu.edu). Assessing lead levels in 
avian scavengers. In eastern North America, golden eagles are threatened 
by a variety of anthropogenic impacts including lead poisoning, 
collision with wind turbines and habitat loss. Because eagles in general 
are at the top of the food chain, they are considered to be indicators 
of environmental quality. Recent research on movement ecology of golden 
eagles resulted in tremendous knowledge and information gained on winter 
and breeding home range size, use of topography and landscape during 
migration, influence of weather on migration patterns, and 
identification of core wintering ranges and new breeding locations. 
However, virtually no effort has been expended to estimate the detailed 
habitat associations of this population, nor its most basic demographic 
characteristics. The goal of this project is to develop an effective 
understanding of the biology and, if possible, demography of golden 
eagles in eastern North America. The graduate student will use an 
existing golden eagle telemetry dataset, combined with a large camera 
trapping database, to rigorously evaluate habitat relationships of this 
species. In addition, we are currently trapping and marking golden 
eagles for integration with those above, towards an understanding of 
golden eagle habitat specific demography. Field experience trapping 
raptors is not required for this project, and, while there may be 
opportunities to participate in capture and banding of eagles, limited 
field work is expected of the student. Effective communication skills 
are a must for this project and the successful applicant should be 
expected to work with a large group of >250 volunteer eagle camera 
trappers throughout eastern North America. For more details on this 
project, please see http://www.appalachianeagles.org. Position is open 
until filled; consideration of applicants will begin in February. The 
tentative starting date is August 2014. Students receive health 
insurance, tuition waiver and an annual assistantship at WVU-Davis 
College standard rates (Ph.D. students $19,848).

LTE - NAT RES RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (4 Positions)Organization: Wisconsin 
DNR/University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contact: SCOTT D. HULL (EM: 
Scott.Hull AT Wisconsin.gov, PH: 608-224-6196) Location: Wisconsin 
Website: 
http://dnr.wi.gov/x87201/employment/lte/q207lted.asp?v_request_id_seq_no=8567 
Hourly Rate: up to $16.00 per hour depending on qualifications. 
Duration: Jobs start approximately March 10, 2014. Job Description: 
Upland Game Bird Survey Projects (Sharp-tailed Grouse and Wild Turkeys) 
- 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. 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, mapping habitat and vegetation at survey sites, 
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. Knowledge Required: 
University-level training in wildlife or closely related field; ability 
to detect and identify 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). 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. Positions involve independent daily 
travel in state-owned vehicles, therefore a valid driver's license in 
required. Application Deadline: January 31, 2014 To Apply: Submit Form 
9100-162 LTE Application 
(http://dnr.wi.gov/employment/lte/9100162_fillExt.pdf)(available on 
website; hard copy also available at most WDNR offices), resume, cover 
letter, and references to: Dr. SCOTT HULL, 2801 Progress Road, Madison, 
WI 53716, RE: Job Code 8567. Application materials will be reviewed and 
the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. In your 
cover letter, please include a statement of interest in the position and 
relevant work experience.

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

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy. 
Website: http://www.nature.org Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia. 
Duration: 20 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 9 Feb 
2014. Job Description: Seasonal Lead Field Technician will assist 
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 Lead Field 
Technician will be responsible for establishing and following weekly 
work plans based on monitoring priorities, weather, tides and the 
schedules of other staff and partners. He/she will be responsible for 
communicating directly with the Bird Conservation Specialist on a daily 
basis and will work closely with a Seasonal Field Technician to 
accomplish all tasks. Monitoring and research activities include: 
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. Management activities include: posting and patrolling bird 
colonies on the barrier islands, educating island visitors about beach 
nesting birds, maintaining signage and conducting visitor use surveys. 
Additional duties may be assigned. Current funding provides for $15.00 
per hour, 40 hours/week, at least 20 weeks duration. Position duration 
may change depending on funding sources. No benefits. Assistance with 
housing may be available. Desired start date is early April, however 
later dates can be considered. Qualifications: Basic qualifications 
include: coursework in biology, wildlife management, or related field; 
experience with waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring 
for the US east coast; experience operating and trailering boats 
independently up to 20 feet in length; experience working with Microsoft 
Office Suite software; experience using GPS units and GIS software; must 
have valid driver’s license, safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety 
Program) and provide own transportation and personal automobile 
insurance; 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 
communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means; and 
experience supervising interns, volunteers or staff in a field setting. 
Applicants must meet Virginia’s Boating Safety Education requirement or 
will be required to complete an online course prior to start of 
position. Preferred applicants will have previous experience working 
with beach nesting shorebirds and waterbirds and proficient boat 
handling experience (able to trailer and operate alone). Applicants must 
be willing to work a varied schedule that depends on tides and weather 
conditions; some weekend and holiday work will be required. This is a 
great opportunity to work with several species of shorebirds and 
waterbirds in a unique barrier island ecosystem. The Eastern Shore of 
Virginia offers unlimited opportunities for fantastic birding, kayaking 
and fishing, all in close proximity to Virginia Beach and Norfolk, 
Virginia. To Apply: Go to http://www.nature.org/careers, click Search 
Jobs 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 that includes salary requirements.

SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy. Website: 
http://www.nature.org Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia. Duration: 20 
weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 9 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: Seasonal Field Technician will assist 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 Technician will work closely 
with a Seasonal Lead Field Technician to accomplish all tasks. 
Monitoring and research activities include: 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. Management activities include: 
posting and patrolling bird colonies on the barrier islands, educating 
island visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage and 
conducting visitor use surveys. Additional duties may be assigned. 
Current funding provides for $12.00 per hour, 40 hours/week, at least 20 
weeks duration. Position duration may change depending on funding 
sources. No benefits. Assistance with housing may be available. Desired 
start date is early April, however later dates can be considered. 
Qualifications: Basic qualifications include: coursework in biology, 
wildlife management, or related field; experience with waterbird and 
shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east coast; 
experience operating and trailering boats independently up to 20 feet in 
length; experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software; 
experience using GPS units and GIS software; must have valid driver’s 
license, safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety Program) and provide 
own transportation and personal automobile insurance; 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; and experience communicating clearly 
via written, spoken and graphical means. Applicants must meet Virginia’s 
Boating Safety Education requirement or will be required to complete an 
online course prior to start of position. Preferred applicants will have 
previous experience working with beach nesting shorebirds and waterbirds 
and proficient boat handling experience (able to trailer and operate 
alone). Applicants must be willing to work a varied schedule that 
depends on tides and weather conditions; some weekend and holiday work 
will be required. This is a great opportunity to work with several 
species of shorebirds and waterbirds in a unique barrier island 
ecosystem. The Eastern Shore of Virginia offers unlimited opportunities 
for fantastic birding, kayaking and fishing, all in close proximity to 
Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia. To Apply: Go to 
http://www.nature.org/careers, click Search Jobs 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 that includes salary requirements.

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM VACANCIES at Suffolk County Department of 
Parks. Location: Suffolk County, New York. Deadline: 14 Mar 2014. 
Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting applications 
for seasonal openings in its endangered species protection program for 
the 2014 season. The position involves 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. 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 **Have an ability to interact professionally with the general 
**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). This position pays $8.55/hour, up to 35 hours/week; housing may 
be available, indicate your interest. Use of your personal vehicle may 
be required. There is no application, send resumes to: DIANA SANFORD 
(EM: diana.sanford AT suffolkcountyny.gov FX: 631.854.4603). APPLICATION 
DEADLINE: March 14, 2014

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AVIAN WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST at School of Environment 
and Natural Resources, College of FAES, The Ohio State University. 
Website: http://senr.osu.edu/ Location: The Ohio State Univeristy, 
Columbus, OH. Duration: Full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty 
position. Job Type: Professor. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: We seek applicants for assistant professor of wildlife 
ecology with expertise in ecology, conservation, and management of bird 
communities in landscapes of the midwest and/or eastern U.S. This is a 
full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the School of Environment 
and Natural Resources (SENR). Competitive candidates will have 
demonstrated expertise in ecology and conservation of non-game birds in 
terrestrial ecosystems. The successful applicant will bring a strong, 
interdisciplinary perspective that complements existing expertise within 
our Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory and the School of 
Environment & Natural Resources. Applicants must demonstrate their 
ability to apply ecological principles to conservation and management of 
avian populations or communities, and capacity to contribute to the 
natural resources mission of SENR. The incumbent will be expected to 
develop a nationally-recognized research program, contribute to 
undergraduate instruction, advising in the Forestry, Fisheries and 
Wildlife undergraduate major, provide graduate advising and instruction, 
and provide professional and university service. Expectations and 
responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Teach undergraduate 
courses in avian ecology and management, habitat management, and/or 
wildlife science; and graduate course(s) in area of research 
specialization. • Advise undergraduate, honors undergraduate, and 
graduate students; advise student organizations as needed. • Develop an 
extramurally-funded research program with primary emphasis on avian 
population or community ecology and habitat conservation in forest, 
grassland, agricultural, and urban landscapes. • Direct (PI), 
collaborate (Co-PI), or contribute expertise as needed on research 
projects funded through the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory by 
annual agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division 
of Wildlife. • Secure extramural funding and publish in refereed 
journals. • Work collaboratively with other University 
faculty/personnel, agencies, non-government organizations, and citizen 
groups to advance the land grant mission of the University. • Serve the 
University and professional communities through appropriate activities. 
Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. with strong academic background in 
wildlife science, conservation biology, zoology, ecology, natural 
resources, or related field of study. Postdoctoral experience is 
preferred, but not necessary. The ideal candidate will also have at 
least one degree in wildlife science and management, and demonstrated 
ability to secure funding from diverse regional or national sources, and 
build a solid teaching, research, and outreach program. Salary/Support: 
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The Ohio State 
University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the 
nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 
tuition authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; 
and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative 
Retirement Program. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, 
will be provided. To Apply: Application: Send curriculum vitae or 
resume, letter of interest, and other supporting documents that 
summarize areas of expertise, research interests, teaching philosophy 
and experience appropriate to the position. Arrange for three 
confidential letters of recommendation from qualified references to be 
sent under separate cover. Application materials must be sent 
electronically in a single portable document format (pdf file) to (EM: 
SENR_Avian_Search AT osu.edu). Confidential letters of recommendation 
can be submitted electronically to (EM: SENR_Avian_Search AT osu.edu) or 
mailed to: Dr. ROBERT J. GATES Search Committee Chair c/o Mary Capoccia 
School of Environment and Natural Resources The Ohio State University 
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085 (FX: 614-292-7432). 
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. ROBERT GATES: 
(PH, 614-292-9571; EM: gates.77 AT osu.edu) Applications will be 
reviewed starting February 28, 2014 and continue Deadline: until a 
suitable candidate is identified. "To build a diverse workforce Ohio 
State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, 
minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer."

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center. 
Location: Beni department, Bolivia. Duration: Open. Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 24 Oct 2014. Job Description: The Blue-throated 
Macaw Conservation Center needs volunteers field assistants from May 
2014 for a reintroduction project of 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 field 
assistants will help with the daily routines of the center as well as 
with smaller research projects on other local parrot species. Duties of 
the center include introducing the captive macaws to a native diet, 
monitoring their feeding behavior and diet, collecting their native food 
and maintaining their enclosure and the center. Volunteers field 
assitants will also be involved in the release and post release 
processes which will include building a release aviary, releasing the 
macaws and monitoring the released individuals. Activities for the 
research projects include checking cavities in the surrounding area for 
potential nests, mist netting, phenology studies and others. There are 
also opportunities for personal research projects. Possible additional 
activities include 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 center, 
which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and on the outskirts of 
a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with bird handling experience and 
Spanish language skills are preferred but these not required. 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 40 per week) to cover their cost of food, 
accommodation and internet use. Applicants from latin america 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 JOSÉ ANTONIO DÍAZ 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.

HEAD BANDER AND INTERN at University of Arizona. Website: 
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3/ Location: Western Montana. Duration: 3-6 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. Application 
Deadline: 7 Feb 2014. Job Description: HEAD BANDER AND INTERN POSITIONS 
AVAILABLE: 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 both positions. 
For Banding Assistant position 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. Intern 
position pays $9-10.50/hour, depending on experience; Banding Assistant 
position pay $12-13.50/hour, depending on experience. Will provide some 
reimbursement for travel to Montana and can also provide help with 
finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have your own 
transportation for the short (~5km) commute to and from the field site. 
To apply, visit the University of Arizona Career Track web site (see 
address above), search for job #54354 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 15th for making 
decisions on the Banding Assistant position and Mar 15th on the Intern 
positions. See Dr. Duckworth’s web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more 
information about the project. Qualifications: Wildlife Biologist, 
Assistant: * Ability to work independently * Strong organizational 
skills * Strong work ethic * Strong interest in ecology and evolution of 
birds. Wildlife Biologist: * 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. You must be able to answer "Yes" to the AZ Board of Regents 
Minimum Qualifications: Four years of related research experience 
(interpreted broadly); Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, 
Wildlife Management or related field; OR, any equivalent combination of 
experience, training and/or education. To apply, visit the University of 
Arizona Career Track web site (URL: https://www.uacareertrack.com), 
search for job #54354 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.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (3) needed from approximately 14 April through 13 
July 2014 for an on-going landbird monitoring program in some of the 
most beautiful places in the United States, in National Parks of the 
Southern Colorado Plateau Network (including Grand Canyon NP and Wupatki 
NM in Arizona). Technicians will work in a team of three, with each team 
member individually conducting approximately 10 point counts with 
distance estimation per morning, with vegetation sampling and data entry 
after point counts and on additional days. Applicants must be available 
to work the entire field season. The work schedule will consist of 10 
days on, in the field, and then 4 days off, throughout the field season. 
Considerable traveling and camping will be necessary. Applicants must 
have experience conducting landbird surveys, 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 quickly learn songs and calls is 
essential. Flexibility, an ability to work well with others and endure 
sometimes difficult field conditions, including putting in long days 
that begin before dawn, hiking long distances, and considerable car 
travel between parks, are required. Preference will be given to 
energetic, detail-oriented candidates, with experience in identification 
of birds by both sight and sound, using distance sampling methods, 
measuring vegetation, and accurately entering data in a database. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Pay ranges from 
approximately $14.87 to $16.12/hour, depending on experience, with $20 
per diem when camping. Schedule will be a rotating schedule of 10 days 
on and 4 days off. Project vehicle(s) will be used to travel to, and 
within parks but cannot be used on days off. Use of 4WD personal 
vehicles for work, with reimbursement, may be an option. 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN- Dickcissel and Eastern Meadowlark Ecology. 
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: 
Grassland Habitats North and West of Gibson City, IL. Duration: 2.5-3 
months (40 hours/week) beginning 1 May 2014 (start date flexible). 
Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2014. Job Description: (1) Field Technician 
needed (1st May to mid/late July) for a study investigating the breeding 
and post-fledging ecology of Dickcissels and Eastern Meadowlarks in 
grassland habitats of Eastern Illinois. Work will primarily involve nest 
searching, nest monitoring, placing and maintaining nest cameras, 
re-sighting color-banded birds, territory monitoring and mapping, 
vegetation surveys, and data entry. The technician 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 will likely be provided but this has yet to be 
determined. Travel between housing and field sites will be provided. 
Rate of pay: 9.50-10.50$/per hour. Qualifications: Applicants must be 
willing to work long hours outside under a variety of physically 
demanding field conditions (sunny, hot, humid, windy). 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: 
Deadline for applications is Friday, 7 February 2014. Please send 
application (cover letter, cv/resume, and three references) via email in 
one Word document to TODD JONES (preferred email: toddmj AT 
illinois.edu), Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Turner Hall, Urbana, IL 61801.

INTRODUCTORY BIRD MONITORING AND BANDING WORKSHOP at Rocky Point Bird 
Observatory. We are excited to announce that Rocky Point Bird 
Observatory is once again offering an entry-level workshop on bird 
monitoring and banding. The 3-day event will take place at Royal Roads 
University on March 28-30, 2014, and will focus on bird identification, 
sexing and aging birds, mistnetting, data collection, monitoring 
procedures and techniques, and of course bird banding. The program has 
been developed for people with little or no bird handling and/or banding 
experience, but those with intermediate skills will also find the 
workshop a good way to build knowledge. For a more detailed description 
of the course and a full rundown of the days events please visit our 
website: http://www.rpbo.org/rpboworkshop14.php

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 
Location: Southwestern Iowa (near Lamoni, IA). Seasonal Position. 
Multiple Avian Field Technicians (2-4) needed early May through the end 
of July or mid-August. Research projects focus on habitat selection by 
grassland birds and on the effects of grassland management (fire, cattle 
grazing, and herbicides) on avian communities. Duties will consist of a 
combination of the following: line-transect surveys, nest-searching for 
grassland birds, nest monitoring, vegetation surveys, territory-mapping, 
mist-netting and banding of focal grassland species, data entry, and 
(potentially) radio-telemetry. Housing will be provided. Salary: $9-14 / 
DOE. Qualifications: Required: **Valid driver’s license; **U.S. Citizen; 
**Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest-searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques; 
**Ability to walk long distances and work long hours in hot and humid 
conditions; **Completed/pursuing undergraduate degree in Biology, 
Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field. Preferred:; **Experience in 
identifying grassland birds, visually and aurally; **Knowledge of 
Midwestern grassland flora; **Experience mist-netting and banding birds; 
**Experience with territory-mapping; **Radio-telemetry. Please submit a 
CV, contact information for three references, and a short cover letter 
detailing your interest in the project and relevant experience to (EM: 
snelson9 AT illinois.edu). Application deadline: February 15th. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

SEASONAL POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Plateau Land and Wildlife Management, 
Inc. Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com/ Location: Dripping 
Springs, Texas. Duration: March 17 – June 30, 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014. Job Description: Plateau Land 
and 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. Pay Range: 
$12.00-$15.00 per hour, depending on experience. 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 driver’s license and a strong work 
ethic are also necessary. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, 
and at least three references to (EM: jobs AT plateauwildlife.com). 
Application deadline is February 14, 2014, or until filled. Plateau Land 
and Wildlife Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

SEASONAL BIRD BIOLOGIST – The City of Portland. The City of Portland’s 
Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a seasonal biologist 
to lead avian surveys in support of BES projects and programs. The 
primary task is to complete point count surveys for the Portland Area 
Watershed Assessment and Monitoring Program. The position is with the 
Watershed Services Group in BES. The position will support watershed 
planning and management as part of a multidisciplinary team of 
professional planners, scientists and engineers. Assignments include 
scouting survey locations, field sampling and data collection, data 
entry and data management. Tasks may also include report preparation, 
and preparing maps, figures and drawings. Primary duties for this 
position are avian point count surveys following standard protocols, 
associated data entry, nesting bird assessments, associated site 
reports, and other related tasks. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify all Portland area bird species by sight and sound 
and estimate distance to individual birds. Candidate should be familiar 
with local bird species nesting ecology, chronology, behavior, and 
familiar with local vegetation. Proficiency with MS Access and Excel is 
preferred. Must be able to navigate rough terrain, follow standardized 
protocols, collect and record meticulous data, possess good 
communication skills, and work well with others and also independently. 
Must be available during early morning hours to conduct surveys. Salary: 
$12.49 – 16.36 per hour, depending on experience. To Apply: Go to 
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm Follow the 
Seasonal Bird Biologist link to apply. Complete the online application 
and supplemental questions. Open until filled. Position is from 
approximately April 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014. Up to 40 hour per week. 
Contact: DAVID HELZER (EM: david.helzer AT portlandoregon.gov; PH: 
503.823.5760). The City of Portland is an equal opportunity employer.

MARSH BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN – Agency: University of Missouri-Columbia, 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, USGS Cooperative Fish & 
Wildlife Research Unit. Location: Missouri, statewide. Job Category: 
Temporary/Seasonal Positions.. Website: 
http://www.coopunits.org/Missouri/ Wage: $400 per week, housing and 
transportation to job-sites included. Start Date: March 24th, 2014. Last 
Date to Apply: March 1st, 2014. Description: Two research technicians 
are needed to assist with a study that aims to determine how wetland 
management influences the distribution, habitat use, and nesting effort 
of secretive marsh birds on Missouri public wetlands. Duties will 
include conducting call-broadcast surveys for marsh birds, measuring 
habitat characteristics, searching for nests, and daily data entry. 
Working conditions will entail long and irregular hours in field 
conditions. A typical work day is split into two survey periods. The 
first survey period takes place 30 minutes before sunrise to 3 hours 
after sunrise and the second survey period runs from 2 hours before 
sunset to 30 minutes after sunset. In between the two survey periods, 
technicians will enter the data from the previous evening and from that 
morning and after this is completed they may rest until the next evening 
survey period begins. The position will be from 24 March 2014 to 18 July 
2014. Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a valid U.S. 
driver’s license with a clean driving record, experience operating ATVs 
and 4WD trucks with attached trailers, and experience with bird 
identification. Preferred applicants would have experience identifying 
marsh birds specifically, and would be able to maneuver the trailer into 
position and be able to load and unload the ATV from it with minimal 
assistance. In addition, applicants must be able to maintain a positive 
mental attitude despite adverse field conditions, long and irregular 
hours, and somewhat rustic living conditions. Applicants must be able to 
work as part of a small team and should have well-developed 
interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have or 
are working towards a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Fisheries and 
Wildlife, Ecology, or a related field. To apply, please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to EVAN HILL at 
the contact information provided below. In the cover letter, please give 
the earliest date you would be able to start. Email is preferred; enter 
Marsh Bird Field Technician in the subject line. Applications will be 
evaluated as soon as they are received. Contact Info: EVAN B. HILL, 
Graduate Research Assistant, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 302 
Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, University of Missouri, 
Columbia, MO 65211 (EM: ebhgf8 AT mail.missouri.edu PH: 612-310-0610).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 22, 2014
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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:48:18 -0500
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PHD POSITION WITH TOP-UP AWARD: TELOMERE DYNAMICS OF FREE-LIVING 
FAIRY-WRENS – Organization: Monash University. Location: Melbourne, 
Australia. Deadline: 1 April 2014. Top-up PhD scholarship “Telomere 
dynamics in free-living fairy-wrens” – In my research group in 
behavioral ecology at Biological Sciences, Monash University I have 
available a PhD top-up scholarship (a $5000 bonus) for a talented and 
motivated PhD student to study telomere dynamics in fairy-wrens. The 
student will need to secure a Monash post-graduate scholarship stipend 
(and tuition waiver in the case of international students). The stipends 
include all course fees plus ~$25,000 AUD per annum tax-free, with no 
teaching requirements, for 3.5 years. Should the applicant be 
successful, the funding of top-up, project costs and research support 
including the costs of attending at least one conference will be 
provided by the research group. Requirements: WE ARE looking for 
enthusiastic student with a passion for life-history in evolutionary 
ecology and for studying wild animals. Experience in molecular genetic 
techniques and/or advanced quantitative skills are highly desirable, and 
experience with fieldwork and/or birds a bonus. Note that the 
application process is extremely competitive, international students 
without at least one first author publication in an international 
journal (in the topic or of ecology or evolution) will not be 
considered. Starting date is negotiable. To express interest, contact 
Dr. ANNE PETERS (EM: anne.peters AT monash.edu), with a brief CV 
detailing relevant experience, an expression of interest and contact 
details of two referees before 1 April 2014 to meet the Monash 
application deadline in May. Further details: 
https://sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/opportunities

WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR INTERN – Duration: May to September 2014. Hours: 
20-40 per week. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton (WRSE) 
is seeking applications for our 2014 summer internships. WRSE is a 
non-partisan; charitable organization that provides compassionate care 
for injured, contaminated, and orphaned wildlife and educates the public 
on the importance of wildlife in our community. WRSE is Edmonton’s only 
wildlife shelter and the only organization providing care for wild birds 
and small mammals north of Red Deer; therefore, there is no duplication 
of service in Edmonton or Northern Alberta. The months of May to 
September are the busiest for WRSE and annually we admit over 1,400 
wildlife patients to our facility. Interns will be trained and 
supervised by relevant staff. WRSE’s rehabilitation centre is located to 
the west of Edmonton close to Spruce Grove. By car, we are 15 minutes to 
Edmonton and 5-10 minutes to Spruce Grove. We are situated on a 53-acre 
property that is leased from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. From our 
facility, public transportation is not available to Spruce Grove or 
Edmonton as we are in a rural setting. WRSE internships are voluntary 
positions and unpaid. Interns will be scheduled to work 20-40 hours per 
week depending on their availability. There is a lot of work that goes 
into running a wildlife rehabilitation center, and it is not glamorous. 
The majority of an interns work will be cleaning, whether it is the 
animal enclosures or the facility itself. We have high standards of 
cleanliness as we are a wildlife rehabilitation centre and need to 
ensure our facility is sanitary. Duties and Responsibilities: In 
accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not 
limited to: **Prepare food diets for patients (this includes dead prey 
for animals that require it); **Monitor patient progress; **Positively 
and effectively promote the Society in dealings with the public; **Work 
with a large complement of volunteers and staff in a friendly and 
helpful manner; **Minor maintenance and repairs of indoor and outdoor 
animal enclosures; **Ensure the facility’s high standards of cleanliness 
are met; **Participate enthusiastically as a contributing member of the 
WRSE team to achieve individual and common goals associated with the 
WRSE vision and mission; **Other tasks may include: planting, grass 
cutting, maintaining shelter garden; **Perform other related tasks as 
required. Qualifications: **Minimum age of 18; **Ability to identify all 
native mammals/birds and migratory birds in Alberta is an asset; 
**Volunteer experience in conservation, habitat issues, environmental 
stewardship or equivalent is an asset; **Excellent written and verbal 
communication skills, and good computer skills; **Demonstrates 
leadership skills including the ability to work independently, manage 
change, team player, flexible and able to multitask; **Current tetanus 
vaccination is required; **Rabies vaccination is an asset; 
**International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Basic Wildlife 
Rehabilitator’s Certificate is an asset. *** Applications can be found 
on our website at http://www.wildlife-edm.ca ***

PIED FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT – We are looking for a motivated and 
skilled field technician for monitoring our pied flycatcher population 
in The Netherlands (1st of April - 30th of June). This position offers 
an excellent opportunity to gain experience with working on a long 
distance migrant that is in decline. Field duties include checking nest 
boxes, monitoring pied flycatcher nests, installing camera boxes, 
handling the birds (ringing and measuring), identifying color banded 
birds in the field, data entry, and some database management. The 
candidate should have at least a BSc in Biology, be independent, 
motivated, willing to work flexibly with long hours, work during the 
weekend when needed, and have experience with identifying birds in the 
field. Since our field sites are more easily accessed by bicycle, a 
skilled cyclist will be preferred. We offer the candidate free housing 
at the field station. Applications will be accepted until the 28th of 
February and should include 1) a reference letter, 2) a short motivation 
letter, 3) a short cv or resume. Send applications to JELMER SAMPLONIUS 
(EM: j.m.samplonius AT rug.nl); University of Groningen, Animal Ecology 
Group.

PAINTED BUNTING TECHNICIAN –Florida (1). Location: Northeast Florida 
(Nassau-Flagler Counties). Duration: 2.5 months (April 28-July 10, 
2014). Job Type: Seasonal.. Application Deadline: February 10th (or 
until filled). Job Description: One seasonal technician is needed to 
assist with a regional monitoring study of Eastern painted buntings with 
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (April 28-July 10, 
2014 with possible extension to July 31). Duties include conducting 
point count and productivity surveys on public lands across Nassau, 
Duval, St. John and Flagler Counties. Other duties include habitat data 
collection and entry of survey data into an electronic database. This 
position will require travel between coastal study sites and occasional 
travel to FWC office in Gainesville, Florida. Opportunities exist for 
occasional assistance with other FWC avian research projects. Pay is $12 
per hour (40 hours per week). Shared housing and a field vehicle will be 
provided. Qualifications: Candidates should be familiar with the upland 
bird community in northeastern Florida by sight and sound, and 
enthusiastic about working early mornings in a variety of coastal 
environments. Preferred candidates will have experience conducting point 
count surveys and be particularly observant of bird nesting behaviors. 
Familiarity navigating to survey locations using a handheld GPS and 
simple electronic data entry using Microsoft Excel is required. 
Candidates must engage with the public in a friendly and informative 
manner if approached during survey work. Applicant must have a valid 
U.S. driver's license and be authorized to work in the United States. To 
Apply: If interested, please send a brief cover letter, CV and the 
contact information for three professional references to Dr. ERIN RAGHEB 
(EM: Erin.Ragheb AT MyFWC.com). Applications will be accepted until 
February 10th or until the position is filled.

SEASONAL NATURALIST – We are seeking an experienced birder and 
enthusiastic environmental educator to join our staff as a Seasonal 
Naturalist. Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a 
1,100-acre coastal sanctuary on Cape Cod. Seasonal naturalists will lead 
informative birding and natural history field walks and programs for 
adults and families at our Sanctuary; conduct birding trips, marine life 
cruises, and other wildlife tours within the Cape Cod National Seashore, 
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and other locations on Cape Cod; and 
provide visitor information and general interpretation of the Sanctuary 
and coastal community. Successful candidates must have (or be working 
towards) a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, wildlife biology, environmental 
studies or a related field; strong background in field identification of 
birds (especially shorebirds); and knowledge of basic principles of 
ecology and natural history. Knowledge of marine biology and coastal 
ecosystems is preferred. American Red Cross certification in basic first 
aid and CPR is preferred. Period of employment is June 23–September 7, 
2014, with potential opportunity to begin in early April as an 
Environmental Educator if qualified and interested. Starting salary: 
$12.00/ hour, 25-35 hours/week, shared housing available at $30 per 
week. Please send resume and letter of interest to AMY FLEISCHER, 
Education Coordinator, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 236, 
South Wellfleet, MA 02663 (EM: afleischer AT massaudubon.org). Website: 
http://www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay

MISSISSIPPI AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN – Agency: Mississippi State 
University. Location: East-central Mississippi. Duration: Approximately 
10 May 2014 – 5 August 2014. Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal. Salary: 
$8.75/ hour plus free housing. Last Date to Apply: 15 March 2014. Job 
Description: Field technicians are needed to assist a Master’s thesis 
assessing the effect of edge and adjacent habitat types on abundance, 
diversity, space use, and reproductive outcomes of several early 
successional bird species. Technicians will be responsible for 
conducting early morning point-count surveys, territory/spot mapping, 
nest searching, and vegetation surveys. Additionally, technicians will 
be responsible for setting up and taking down camera trap stations, 
reviewing camera images, and entering field data. I am seeking qualified 
applicants that are able to begin early to mid-May, and work through the 
first week of August (some flexibility is possible surrounding start and 
end dates). Qualifications: Applicants should be working towards or have 
obtained a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology or a related field. 
Preference will be giving to applicants with experience conducting bird 
point-count surveys – especially songbirds of the southeast, and those 
possessing tree and plant identification skills. However, individuals 
with a strong interest in, willingness, and ability to learn are 
strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants absolutely must be physically 
capable of working independently and in difficult field conditions 
(e.g., extreme heat, humidity, sun, DENSE vegetation, biting insects, 
etc.). Applicants must be familiar with using GPS, compass, and maps for 
navigation. All positions require a valid driver’s license, the ability 
to safely operate 4x4 vehicles on dirt roads, and the ability to work 
effectively and in cooperation with co-workers. To Apply: Please submit 
the following application materials via email to JENNY FOGGIA (EM: 
jfoggia AT cfr.msstate.edu) no later than March 15, 2014: (1) resume/CV, 
(2) cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the 
position, and (3) contact information (email and phone) for 3 
professional references. Contact Person: JENNY FOGGIA Contact Email (EM: 
jfoggia AT cfr.msstate.edu).

SEASONAL BIOLOGISTS/SOUTHERN MAINE – Maine Audubon. Two (2) full-time 
seasonal biologists 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. These full-time positions run from approximately April 18 to 
August 8. 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. Status: Applications reviewed 
starting February 10/Search done when positions filled.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS - seabird monitoring. The Alaska Maritime 
National Wildlife Refuge is hiring! 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 at (URL: http://www.usajobs.gov/) The 
announcements can be found on the USAjobs website by searching for 
“Homer, AK” in the “Where” search field of the home page. You must apply 
to the announcement by January 27, 2014 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.

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: 
mid-May to mid-August. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2014. 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 mid-August) to 
assist a graduate student studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal 
marsh birds, focusing on Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows. 
Responsibilities will include: nest searching, nest monitoring, 
mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), banding and bleeding, 
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 B.S./B.A. in wildlife science, 
biology, ecology or a related field and have previous field research 
experience. Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to 
drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Must be comfortable working long 
hours in hot/humid weather alongside biting insects and enjoy traversing 
5+ miles a day in muck boots, jumping ditches, and carrying up to 25lbs 
of equipment. Experience with the art of nest searching, handling and 
extracting birds from mist-nets, and bleeding birds is preferred. Must 
have good organizational skills and attention to detail, be 
self-motivated, physically fit, have a positive attitude, able to take 
initiative, work well with a team, and troubleshoot and solve problems. 
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest noting 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: arkocek AT syr.edu) by 01 
February 2013. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will 
continue until positions are filled.

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: 
mid-May to mid-August. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 3 Feb 
2014. Job Description: UNY 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 mid-August) to assist a graduate student 
studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, focusing on 
Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows. Responsibilities will include: nest 
searching, nest monitoring, mist-netting (systematic and targeting 
nets), banding and bleeding, 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 
B.S./B.A. 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: arkocek AT syr.edu) 
by 01 February 2013. Review of applicants will begin immediately and 
will continue until positions are filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD NEST SEARCHER at Kansas State University. Website: 
http://www.aliceboyle.net Location: Manhattan, KS Duration: 3 months. 
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 
Mar 2014. Job Description: Grassland bird nest searcher and assistant 
needed to assist with graduate research student studying reproduction 
and dispersal behavior of the Grasshopper Sparrow at the Konza Prairie 
Biological Research station in eastern Kansas. This is an exciting 
opportunity to work within one of the most endangered habitats in North 
America. The Konza offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and frequent 
encounters with some of Kansas’s finest wildlife, such as bison, 
coyotes, and deer. Primary duties will include nest searching and 
monitoring, but may also include mist netting and blood sampling, 
color-band re-sighting , vegetative sampling at nest sites, and some 
data entry. Shared field housing and a stipend of $1000-$1500 depending 
on experience will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants MUST HAVE 
demonstrated nest-searching abilities with grassland birds. Prior 
experience with mist netting, blood sampling, and color band resighting 
is strongly preferred. Applicants must be able to tolerate early 
mornings, ticks, and difficult terrain, and must 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 when 
working in hot, humid weather. Vehicle for personal use is not 
necessary, but preferred, as the Konza prairie is located ~20 minutes 
from Manhattan, KS. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. To Apply: 
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 
references to EMILY WILLIAMS (EM: ejwillia AT ksu.edu). Applications 
must be submitted as a single, electronic attachment (saved as 
“ApplicantLastName_FirstName” to the e-mail provided above in Microsoft 
Word or Adobe PDF file format, with “Konza Avian Nest Searcher 
[applicant’s initials and last name here]" in the email subject line. 
Applications are due by Mar. 15th, but will be reviewed as received.

AVIAN NEST SEARCHING/POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS at West Virginia 
University. Location: Marlinton, WV. Duration: Mid April - early August. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2014. Job Description: Mid April – early August (start/end dates 
somewhat flexible) for the 7th year of a study examining the response of 
Golden-winged Warblers and associated bird species to different 
shrubland habitat management practices. Great opportunity to spend time 
in beautiful remote mountains of West Virginia with nearby attractions 
including Monongahela National Forest, Dolly Sods and Cranberry Glades 
Wilderness Areas, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Canaan Valley 
National Wildlife Refuge for hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, 
birding, and a variety of outdoor activities. Technicians will be 
involved in conservation of one of the most imperiled songbird species 
in eastern North America, the Golden-winged Warbler, which is currently 
being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act. 
Qualifications: In order of importance, applicants must demonstrate 
proficiency in nest-searching and monitoring, point counts, territory 
mapping, resighting banded individuals, vegetation sampling, banding 
nestling and adult Golden-winged Warblers, orienteering, data entry and 
error checking. Must be physically able to work on steep mountain 
terrain, work independently, and work/live with others in close 
quarters. Expect to work at least 6 days per week during the peak of the 
breeding season and must be flexible to changes in daily/weekly 
schedules. Some camping may be required. Salary of $1400-$1800/mo, 
housing (no pets), transportation to and from field locations, and first 
aid/CPR training provided. Valid driver’s license and clean driving 
record required. Experience with 4WD vehicles and ability to navigate to 
remote locations preferred. To Apply: Interested applicants should send 
a one page cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to 
KYLE ALDINGER (EM: kaldinge AT mix.wvu.edu; PH: 717-557-4835).

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS - BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD (1-2) at University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Cache River watershed southern 
Illinois. Duration: 2.5 month (40 hours/week) beginning 1 May 2013 Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 7 Mar 
2014. Job Description: Field technician (1-2) is needed for an ongoing 
study investigating brood parasitism and behavioral ecology of 
Brown-headed Cowbirds in the bottomland swamps of southern Illinois. 
Work will involve assisting a PhD student with capturing, 
radio-tracking, and conducting behavioral observations of cowbirds. The 
technicians will also assist with a continuing long-term (19 years) 
study of the nesting ecology of Prothonotary Warblers by monitoring nest 
boxes, re-sighting, capturing, and banding adult and nestling warblers. 
Rate of Pay: $1400-2200/month (based on experience). Housing at field 
station and transportation to and from field sites provided. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work long hours outside 
under a variety of physically demanding (hot, humid, biting insects) 
field conditions and live in a field station with other assistants and 
graduate students. Ideal candidates will be energetic team players with 
attention to detail, meticulous data collection and recording skills, 
and possess a strong work-ethic. Applicants must have a valid driver’s 
license. Preference will be given to applicants with prior field 
experience banding and/or using radio-telemetry, but is not required. To 
Apply: Deadline for applications is Friday, 7 March 2014. Please send 
via e-mail (preferred; mckimlou AT illinois.edu) or regular mail a cover 
letter explaining your interest in the job and relevant experience, a 
resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: MATT MCKIM-LOUDER, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 
South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Questions: Contact Matt 
McKim-Louder (EM: mckimlou AT illinois.edu).

BIRD RESEARCH TRAINING INTERNSHIP at Univ. of Missouri/Missouri Dept. of 
Conservation. Website: 
http://www.centralmethodist.edu/ppornelu/mofep/Home.htm Location: 
Missouri Ozarks: Ellington and Winona, MO. Duration: 10 weeks. Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 15. Application Deadline: 2 Apr 2014. Job 
Description: The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is 
seeking 15 undergraduate interns to work on a study of the effects of 
forest management on Neotropical Migrant birds from May 15 through July 
24. Interns will be trained to map the locations of breeding birds, find 
and monitor nests, and mist-net and band birds. Interns will also be 
mentored through a personal research project for which they will receive 
college credit. The internship provides a stipend of $4000, tuition for 
research credit, housing, and necessary field equipment. The bird study 
of MOFEP is a joint project involving researchers at the Missouri 
Department of Conservation, John Faaborg at the University of Missouri 
and Paul Porneluzi at Central Methodist University. This will be the 
23rd season in this 100 year project. Through the years, we have trained 
over 250 interns from across the U.S. and other countries. Many former 
interns have gone on to careers in ornithology and several are now 
faculty members at major institutions. Qualifications: Successful 
applicants should be able to learn to identify Neotropical migrant birds 
by sight and sound and demonstrate an eagerness to work in the wilds of 
the Missouri Ozark Mountains. To Apply: Complete and submit the 
application form posted at our website: 
http://www.centralmethodist.edu/ppornelu/mofep/Home.htm Applications due 
APRIL 2, 2014 (earlier offers may be made when strong applications and 
letters of recommendation are received.) Also see website for more 
information. Completed application forms should be sent to Dr. PAUL 
PORNELUZI (EM: ppornelu AT centralmethodist.edu).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program. Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org Location: Coastal ME, 
NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, MD, DE, and VA. Duration: 3 months. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 15. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal marsh bird 
surveys along the mid-Atlantic and New England coast! Technicians will 
support a large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian 
Research Program, which investigates the status and distribution of 
tidal marsh birds along the North Atlantic coast. Particular emphasis is 
placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Willet 
and Clapper Rail. See www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more information on 
SHARP. Technicians will independently conduct distance-sample point 
count surveys, as well as broadcast surveys, for secretive tidal marsh 
birds in selected tidal marshes accessed via foot, kayak, and motor boat 
(southern positions). Positions are available in coastal Maine, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York (Long Island), New 
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Housing may be available for 
all positions. Salary starts at ~$9/hour and will be commensurate with 
experience. One crew leader position is available to help organize 
efforts in the southern region (New Jersey to Virginia); this position 
requires previous experience leading and training crews. Crew leader 
position starts at ~$12/hour. Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have 
prior experience with point count surveys and broadcast surveys, and be 
willing to work long hours in remote marshes under harsh field 
conditions (biting insects and heat). All applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license, a good driving record, a good sense of humor, and the 
ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the field season. 
Applicants must also have a working knowledge of north-eastern bird 
identification by sight and sound. Some positions may require use of a 
personal vehicle for work (mileage reimbursable). Maryland 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. To Apply: 
Positions will begin mid-April to early May 2014 and conclude late July 
- early August 2014. To apply, please send a resume and application 
letter with three references to (EM: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org) 
Specify location preference in subject line of email. Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.

REVISED APPLICATION DEADLINE - TIDAL MARSH BIRD DEMOGRAPHICS: FIELD 
TECHNICIANS at University of Delaware. Website: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org Location: E.B. Forsythe NWR, New Jersey. 
Duration: 15 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2014. Job Description: Seeking 2 full-time 
field technicians to assist with tidal marsh bird research at E.B. 
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Oceanville, NJ). This project, which 
is supervised by a graduate student from the University of Delaware, 
will examine the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, with 
particular focus on Saltmarsh Sparrows. Technicians will support a 
large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program, which investigates the status and distribution of tidal marsh 
birds along the North Atlantic coast (see www.tidalmarshbirds.org). 
Primary duties include mist-netting, nest searching and nest monitoring. 
Occasional duties include collecting vegetation data and assisting with 
data entry. Technicians should expect to work long days (beginning at 
dawn) in challenging field conditions (high heat/humidity, no shade, and 
no shortage of biting insects!). Good physical condition is very 
important – navigating the tidal salt-marsh is a unique challenge! 
Specific physical requirements include: walking 3+ miles per day in 
rubber boots, jumping across ditches and creeks, and carrying up to 20 
pounds of equipment. Boats will sometimes be used to access field sites, 
but no previous boating experience is required. Qualifications: The 
ideal candidate will have previous field research experience, be 
self-motivated, have a positive attitude and good sense of humor, and 
work well both independently and as part of a team. Preference will be 
given to applicants with prior experience mist-netting and/or nest 
searching. Positions will run from early/mid-May through 
early/mid-August (approximately 15 weeks). $1440-$1760/month, depending 
on experience. Transportation to field sites provided. Housing will 
likely be provided (details are being finalized). To Apply: Send 
application materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for 
three references) to REBECCA KERN (Ph.D. student, University of 
Delaware, EM: rkern AT udel.edu). Include “NJ demographics technician” 
in the subject line. Please submit all materials before February 1, 2014.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at North Carolina State University. Website: 
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 
Duration: 14 April 2014 - 4 July 2014. Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2014. Job Description: I am 
looking for motivated individuals to assist with monitoring bird 
communities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM). One 
technician is needed for approximately 10 weeks beginning the third week 
in April 2014. We will be investigating bird community and habitat 
relationships in an effort to better understand how fire histories 
effect species distributions. Duties include performing avian 
point-counts as well as making habitat and vegetation measurements in 
the park. A typical work day will begin before sunrise and involve 
computer time in the afternoons. Qualifications: All applicants must 
possess a valid driver’s license, be in excellent physical condition, 
and be willing to hike and camp in remote areas. Applicants should be 
detail oriented, have a strong interest in avian communities, be 
comfortable working alone in the woods, and have a strong work ethic. 
Top applicants will have demonstrated the ability to identify eastern 
birds by sight and sound. Housing will be provided. To Apply: This is a 
good opportunity to work in a beautiful location and gain/reinforce 
valuable point-count and database skills. To apply, send a cover letter 
expressing your interest, a resume summarizing your relevant experience, 
and contact information (including phone numbers) for three references 
to (EM: EliTRose2 AT gmail.com). In addition, an online application will 
need to be filled out with North Carolina State University at the 
website above.

PASSERINE MIGRATION BANDING ASSISTANT at Tetlin National Wildlife 
Refuge. Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/ Location: Tok, AK 
Duration: 2-5 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2014. Job Description: Volunteer Field 
Assistant needed for summer/fall 2014 passerine migration banding 
station. The Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge banding station has 
operated since 1993, and is the second-longest running landbird banding 
operation in Alaska. Assistant will assist biologists with the daily 
operations of the banding station including; removing birds from nets, 
recording data, banding/sexing/aging birds, interacting with the public, 
and basic station maintenance. Assistant may also have the opportunity 
to work on additional projects such as off-road point counts, raptor and 
breeding bird surveys, and phenology and invasive species monitoring. 
Working conditions can be harsh and applicants should be in good 
physical condition. Volunteers will be required to work up to 40 
hours/week. Volunteers will be working with other volunteers, seasonal 
employees, permanent staff and the public. Transportation to and from 
Anchorage and/or Fairbanks airport will be provided at the beginning and 
end of the field season. Living Allowance: $31.50/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 end of July 2014 to the middle of September 2014. Qualified 
individuals who are interested may have the opportunity to start 
position earlier and participate in other refuge biological surveys and 
projects. Qualifications: Applicants should have mist-netting and 
bird-banding experience and be familiar with identifying boreal birds by 
sight and song. High priority will be given to those who have experience 
working at a banding station, removing small birds from mist nets, 
handling small passerines, and aging and sexing birds. Please outline 
this experience on your resume. Working conditions can be harsh and 
applicants should be in good physical condition. To Apply: Email letter 
of interest and resume with at least 2 references to NICOLE WELLS (EM: 
nicole_wells AT fws.gov). Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 779, 
Tok, Alaska 99780. (PH: 907-883-9415 FX: 907-883-5747). Applications 
must be received no later than March 31st 2014.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS for cerulean warbler project: Pennsylvania at 
Arkansas State University/Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Location: 
Northern Pennsylvania. Duration: early May to mid July. Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 18 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed early May – middle of 
July (2014) to study Cerulean Warblers in forests of northern 
Pennsylvania (near Allegheny National Forest). Assistants will search 
for and monitor Cerulean Warbler nests, assist in target banding of 
adults and fledgling ceruleans, assist in radio-tracking fledglings, 
conduct point counts of all breeding birds in study areas, measure 
vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities. Qualifications: Previous nest searching experience is 
required, and those with a strong ability to locate canopy nests will be 
given preference. An ability to identify most eastern forest songbirds 
by sight and sound is also helpful. 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 insects, poison ivy, 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: Dr. THAN BOVES at Arkansas State University (EM: tboves 
AT astate.edu).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 18, 2014
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Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:45:24 -0500
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE PROGRAM at Tufts Cummings 
School of Veterinary Medicine. The continued emergence of new diseases 
from wild animals, the effects of human activities on endangered 
species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are just a few 
of the topics that are examined in Tufts University’s Master of Science 
in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program. MCM is a one-year master’s 
program designed to give you the skills to make a difference in 
worldwide conservation efforts. Learn more about Tufts Center for 
Conservation Medicine at: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/ccm/ Applications 
Open! Application deadline for fall 2014 enrollment: April 1, 2014. For 
more information and to apply on-line visit our MCM program website at: 
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mcm/ Contact (EM: mcm AT tufts.edu to schedule) 
a faculty meeting time.

PRAIRIE-CHICKEN TELEMETRY TECHNICIANS (1-2 positions) – One seasonal 
(March - June) and one year-round technician are needed starting in 
early to mid-March 2014. 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 
visting 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 desireable. 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 will not be provided. 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, 2014.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE), Rocky Mountain Research 
Station, USDA Forest Service. GS-0401-05 and GS-0401-07. Sky Island 
Mountain Ranges located near Tucson, AZ. Please reply by January 22, 
2014. OUTREACH NOTICE: The Rocky Mountain Research Station, Wildlife and 
Terrestrial Ecosystems program will soon be advertising for four 
Biological Science Technicians for work from 21 April through 25 August 
2014. The positions are full-time temporary appointments, not-to-exceed 
six months. We anticipate hiring one GS-0401-07 crew leader and three 
GS-0401-05 technicians to assist in a study assessing large-scale 
effects of wildfire and climate change on avian communities and habitats 
in five mountain ranges within the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona, 
located on the Coronado National Forest. Major duties include conducting 
avian point counts, sampling forest vegetation, and assisting with an 
avian citizen science project in the Chiricahua Mountains. Other duties 
will include data entry, and vehicle and equipment maintenance. The work 
will be physically demanding and will involve extensive daily hiking in 
steep terrain at high altitudes (4,800 to 9,800 feet), commonly during 
extreme or inclement weather (i.e. monsoon rains from July through 
September), in both unburned and burned areas, and near the U.S./Mexico 
border. Work schedules are generally ten days on and four days off, and 
the position will require sessions of truck-camping at remote locations 
on National Forest land. Vehicles will be provided. First-aid, CPR, 
defensive driving, and field safety training will also be provided. 
These positions are physically and mentally demanding; however, they 
provide a wide array of experience with wildlife and associated research 
techniques in a biodiversity hotspot. Applicants must have a valid state 
driver's license, be able to identify birds of the southwest by sight 
and sound, be in excellent physical condition (ability to carry a 40-50 
pound pack up steep terrain at high elevation), be self-motivated, and 
have a desire to work independently or in small groups in remote 
locations. U.S. citizenship is required. Duty station will be Tucson, 
Arizona. Intermittent housing may be provided. There are rental options 
available in Tucson, but camping is a less-expensive option and one that 
past crew members have used with work being conducted in five mountain 
ranges (Chiricahua, Huachuca, Pinaleńo, Santa Catalina, Santa Rita 
Mountains). DUTY STATION: This position will be located in the Sky 
Island Mountain Ranges near Tucson, Arizona. Interested candidates can 
visit the RMRS website at http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs and the Wildlife and 
Terrestrial Ecosystems program website at 
http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/wildlife. For additional information about 
Tucson, Arizona, visit the Tucson Chamber of Commerce website at 
http://www.tucsonchamber.org. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Those who are 
interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-0404 
series that are covered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support 
Positions. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual for Technical 
and Medical Support is available for review at any federal personnel 
office or online at 
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/GS-TECH.asp. 
Primary Contact: Dr. JAMIE SANDERLIN, Research Wildlife Biologist, 
Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program, Rocky Mountain Research 
Station, (PH: 928-556-2182, EM: jlsanderlin AT fs.fed.us). If you are 
interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. JAMIE SANDERLIN for 
an Outreach Notice Form, complete the form, and send via email along 
with a resume to (EM: jlsanderlin AT fs.fed.us). Reply by January 22, 
2014. This is a pre-announcement only. When the position is advertised, 
the announcement will be posted on the Office of Personnel Management 
web site at http://www.usajobs.gov. The announcement will contain all of 
the information you need to apply for the position. USDA 
Non-Discrimination Statement (Revised 6/8/2005) – The U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and 
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, 
disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, 
parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 
political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s 
income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all 
prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who 
require alternative means for communication of program information 
(Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET 
Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of 
discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250- 9410, or call (800) 
795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity 
provider and employer.

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom Martin's long-term 
research project which examines the evolution of life-history traits as 
well as the influence of predation rates, habitat structure, and 
microclimate on breeding behaviors in birds. We are hiring for several 
positions: nest searchers (6), target mist netters (4, 2 of which will 
be team leaders), banding supervisor (oversees all banding efforts) (1). 
Applicants should have a strong work ethic as well as enthusiasm and 
appreciation for scientific research. Nest searchers will have 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. One season of banding experience 
is required for all banding positions. 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 focus solely on capturing birds 
for a doubly-labeled water experiment requiring dedication and being 
comfortable injecting birds with doubly-labeled water as well as placing 
radio trackers on individuals. Netters do not need to have prior 
experience as we will provide intensive training for both doubly-labeled 
water experiments and radio telemetry. However, netters need to a very 
driven and willing to use play back to capture desired individuals. For 
position details, please see our website (URL: 
http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/AZResearchProject.aspx). 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 
$1264 to $1500/month DOE for field assistants, and $1600 for the 
supervisory positions. The project runs from 1 May 2014 and will end no 
later than 25 Jul 2014 (May 1st start is flexible for netters). Review 
of applications is occurring now, and will continue until positions are 
filled (no later than 28 Feb 2014). Please submit 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 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!

ADVANCED NATURALIST INTERNSHIP (8 Positions) at the Audubon Center of 
the North Woods. The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) is located 
in Sandstone, MN. We serve as a private, 501c3 non-profit residential 
environmental learning center (RELC), conference & retreat center, and 
wildlife rehabilitation facility. Our diverse 535-acre property includes 
a variety of habitats, including old-growth red and white pines, 
hardwood forests, restored wetlands and prairies, and beautiful 
Grindstone Lake. We offer environmental learning experiences for people 
of all ages, with programming in natural history and science, 
team-building, adventure programming, and outdoor/environmental 
education. Our participants have the opportunity to experience a wide 
range of learning environments including our wildlife barn, yurt, 
replica cultural site, log cabin, formal science classroom, and of 
course, the great outdoors! ACNW is an accredited school with the North 
Central Association of Schools and Colleges as well as a field campus 
for Northland College, Inver Hills Community College, and Hamline 
University. We have over 40 years of environmental education experience, 
and an incredible variety of educational programs and audiences which 
offers a one-of-a-kind internship opportunity. We hope you will consider 
becoming part of our dynamic education team! Intern Duties include: 
**Environmental and adventure education instruction to large and small 
groups; **Serving as a liaison for school and weekend groups; **Duties 
in one of the following focus areas: Wildlife/Animal Care, Adventure & 
Maintenance, Curriculum Development, Business, Development, & Marketing; 
Charter School; **Program and curriculum development; **Willing and able 
to work long hours including many weekends; **General maintenance of 
living quarters and center grounds; **Administrative tasks. Benefits: 
**Learn environmental education from our professional staff; **Gain 
teaching experience and expand natural history knowledge; **Extend your 
knowledge behind the scenes with a look at what it takes to run an 
environmental education center, e.g. fundraising, budgets, marketing, 
etc.; **$80/week, private room, and most meals; **Optional Graduate 
Credits from Hamline University, (St. Paul, MN) which fulfills a 
10-credit Master’s Level Certificate in Environmental Education. 
Qualifications: **Hold a BA or BS degree **21 years of age or older. 
**Experience in working with children in an educational outdoor setting. 
**Able to work without supervision and are self-motivated. **Knowledge 
of, or interest in, the natural and cultural history of Minnesota. 
**Fun, out-going personality and a good sense of humor. Position Dates: 
This internship begins August 20, 2014, and runs through June 9, 2015. 
There is a possibility of extending the experience. Applications are due 
February 18, 2014, after which interviews will start and positions will 
close when full. To Apply: For more information or an application please 
contact: TROY DOUGLAS, Intern Coordinator, Audubon Center of the North 
Woods (EM: douglas AT audubon-center.org PH: 320-245-2648 ext. 107 or 
Toll-free: 1-888-404-7743, URL: http:\\www.audubon-center.org).

BIRD-BANDING BIOLOGIST at National Park Service and The Nature 
Conservancy. Location: Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, and Mesa 
Verde National Park, Colorado Duration: 16 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: One (1) . Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2014. Job 
Description: Begin: Early May 2014. End: Early September 2014. The 
National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy are conducting 
constant-effort bird banding stations at Bandelier National Monument, 
New Mexico, and Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. In addition to field 
work, this position requires computer entry of all data into previously 
designed MS-excel and web-based forms, and working in the field with 
volunteers. A vehicle will be provided for all MAPS-related 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. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and 
accepted until positions are filled. The expected decision date is 30 
January 2014. Qualifications: Successful applicants should be able to 
identify birds of the southwest U.S. Preference will be given to 
applicants with previous experience with the MAPS protocol, and that 
have experience in mist-netting, bird banding, and aging and sexing of 
landbirds 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. Previous MAPS field 
biologist interns and crew leaders are especially encouraged to apply. 
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).

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANT on Hispaniolan Woodpecker behavioral 
ecology at Cornell University. Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/ Location: Piedra Blanca, La 
Vega, Dominican Republic. Duration: ~6 months. Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2014. 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? These observations will 
help inform work in subsequent field seasons, including answering 
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-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. Days will be long and the work will 
be physically and mentally demanding, but for those seeking to gain 
experience in field research you won’t 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 island’s 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. Dates: ~14 February – 16 August 2014. For 
approximately three weeks in July (6 – 30 July), field assistants will 
maintain research efforts in the absence of the PI while he returns 
briefly to the United States to be married! College graduates and 
undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Current college students are 
encouraged to apply for academic credit for their work at their home 
institution. Salary: Housing, drinking water, and travel to/from the 
field site within Dominican Republic will also be covered. Deadline: 
Until positions are filled 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 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 2-3 other field assistant for the whole ~6 
months; there is also a possibility a local volunteer or two will assist 
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 you’d like to see a tropical forest 
before going off to medical school is not something I’m looking for). 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 MONTHS OF 
THE FIELD SEASON AND DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND. Contact: JOSHUA B. 
LAPERGOLA (EM: jbl96 AT cornell.edu)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN-AVIAN (Seabird Camp Leader) at USFWS 
Alaska Peninsula/Becharof NWR Location: King Salmon & Puale Bay, Alaska. 
Duration: ~ 6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 
2014. Job Description: Starts May 4, 2014. Technicians lead nest plot 
productivity monitoring, seabird colony counts, disturbance 
observations, beach watches, intertidal monitoring, data management, and 
technical report preparation. Camp is located 60 air miles from King 
Salmon (refuge headquarters) on the Pacific coast. Technicians supervise 
interns in above projects. One month of training, three months in field 
camp, and one - two months data analysis, reporting, gear clean up. 
Qualifications: B.S./M.S. or equivalent in wildlife or biological 
sciences, ability to: follow monitoring protocol to a tee, watch seabird 
behavior for long hours in inclement weather, identify birds by sight, 
organize and lead a remote field camp, pass 12-gauge shotgun 
qualification (bear safety), climb a steep 500’ grassy slope. Knowledge 
of bear safety, climbing safety and IBM-PC software also required. No 
Acrophobics! Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals in excellent 
physical condition willing to work in remote wilderness field camp. 
Location offers great scenery & wildlife, but requires working in 
rainy/windy/buggy conditions. To Apply: Apply to the USAJOBS (URL: 
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/) # R7-14-1029737-AV announcement for 
Biological Technician – Alaska Peninsula/Becharof NWR. Questions? 
contact SUSAN SAVAGE (EM: susan_savage AT fws.gov).

TERN RESTORATION BIOLOGISTS at Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & 
Wildlife. Website: 

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

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

SPOTTED OWL MONITORING INTERN at National Park Service. Location: Port 
Angeles,WA. Duration: 16 weeks. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 
10 Mar 2014. Job Description: Olympic National Park is seeking 1-2 
interns (March 24-July 9) to assist field survey teams monitoring the 
population of the threatened Northern Spotted Owl and the effects of 
competition with increasing numbers of Barred Owls. This is a unique 
opportunity to live and work on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula 
with opportunities to explore the wilderness coast, the spectacular high 
country of the Olympic Mountains, and the largest remaining area of old 
growth forest in the range of the Northern Spotted Owl. Work consists of 
locating, banding and determining the nesting status of Spotted Owls at 
historically occupied territories. This requires spending up to seven 
days camped in the park’s backcountry. Successful applicants will 
receive training in field protocols, orienteering, and identification 
and biology of Barred and Spotted Owls. Shared field gear is provided, 
but applicants will need to supply most personal backpacking gear 
(boots, raingear, packs, etc.). Housing and a small stipend of 200.00 
per month is provided. Qualifications: This position requires excellent 
physical fitness and the ability to spend long days hiking on and 
off-trail with a heavy pack, often in cold, rainy weather and steep 
terrain. Site visits may require hiking 5-10 miles on trail, followed by 
off-trail searches climbing several thousand feet in elevation. While 
field research experience or college coursework in related fields is 
desired, the main requirement is a documented ability to hike, camp and 
work effectively in a wilderness setting. Interns will also need to work 
closely with other crew members on extended field tours and possess the 
self-motivation necessary to work in often uncomfortable conditions. To 
Apply: Send by mail or email a cover letter, resume and 2 or more 
references familiar with the applicant’s ability to meet the physical 
demands of this position to: SCOTT GREMEL (EM: Scott_Gremel AT nps.gov, 
PH: 360 565 3067) Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles 
WA, 98362.

MARSH BIRD RESEARCH INTERNSHIP – Bird Studies Canada invites 
applications for a research internship working for the Prairie & 
Parkland Marsh Monitoring Program. The internship will entail a field 
component at locations in Canada’s Prairie Provinces, as well as a lab 
component at BSC’s Saskatoon office. Field duties include: avian point 
counts using call-broadcast methods, establishment of survey stations, 
assessments of wetland habitats, assisting with bird capture and banding 
efforts, deployment of autonomous recording units (ARUs), and data 
entry. Lab duties include: identifying bird and anuran species by sound 
on recordings from ARUs, data entry, and assistance with producing data 
summaries and report writing. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, 
self-organized and motivated, and energetic team players. Applicants 
should have strong bird identification skills, be in good physical 
condition, possess a strong work ethic, have an ability to multitask, be 
meticulous in collecting and recording data, and be able to maintain a 
positive attitude while working long, irregular hours. Candidates must 
demonstrate proficiency at identifying western birds by sight and sound, 
particularly wetland-associated species and land birds likely to occur 
within the region, and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates must 
also be eligible for the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program: a 
university or college graduate, 30 years of age or younger, and eligible 
to work in Canada. Candidates may not be enrolled in post-secondary 
education or receiving Employment Insurance during the internship, and 
cannot have participated in the Science Horizons Program previously. 
Salary will range from $2,200- $2,400 CAN/month, depending on 
experience, and the internship will start mid- May, 2014 and end 30 
March, 2015. Accommodation during the field component of the internship 
(3 months) will be provided by BSC, however accommodation during the 
office component of the internship (7 months) will be the responsibility 
of the intern. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior 
experience conducting avian point counts, identifying common wetland 
flora, driving 4WD trucks, traveling by kayak or canoe, interacting with 
rural landowners, and navigating using maps, aerial photos, and GPS. 
Prior experience using Microsoft Access and/or Raven Pro is an asset, 
but not required. To apply, send application materials to (EM: 
prairieprograms AT birdscanada.org). Applications should address Dr. 
KIEL DRAKE; please include a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references. In the cover letter, indicate how your 
skill set fits the desired qualifications and provide an honest 
assessment of your bird identification skills. The internship will be 
filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applications will be 
accepted until 28 February, 2014. For more information about the Prairie 
& Parkland Marsh Monitoring Program visit 
http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/ppmmp.

MARSH BIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS – Bird Studies Canada invites applicants 
for seasonal research technicians to work for the Prairie & Parkland 
Marsh Monitoring Program. Successful applicants will conduct ecological 
fieldwork at locations in Canada’s Prairie Provinces. Duties include: 
avian point counts using call-broadcast methods, establishment of survey 
stations, assessments of wetland habitats, assisting with bird capture 
and banding efforts, deployment of autonomous recording units (ARUs), 
listening to and transcribing recordings, and data entry. Ideal 
candidates will be detail-oriented, self-organized, motivated, and 
energetic team players. Applicants should have strong bird 
identification skills, be in good physical condition, possess a strong 
work ethic, have an ability to multitask, be meticulous in collecting 
and recording data, and be able to maintain a positive attitude while 
working long, irregular hours (including early morning and nocturnal 
work). Candidates must demonstrate proficiency at identifying western 
birds by sight and sound (particularly wetland-associated species and 
land birds likely to occur within the region), must hold a valid 
driver’s license, and be eligible to work in Canada. Salary ranges from 
$1,900-$2,300 CAN/month, depending on experience, and accommodation will 
be provided. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior 
experience conducting avian point counts, identifying common wetland 
flora, driving 4WD trucks, traveling by kayak or canoe, interacting with 
rural landowners, and navigating using maps, aerial photos, and GPS. 
Positions range from 2-3 months beginning mid-May and ending 15 July, or 
15 August, 2014. To apply, send application materials to (EM: 
prairieprograms AT birdscanada.org). Applications should address Dr. 
KIEL DRAKE; please include a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references. In the cover letter, indicate how your 
skill set fits the desired qualifications and provide an honest 
assessment of your bird identification skills. Positions will be filled 
as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications accepted until 28 
February, 2014. For more information about the Prairie & Parkland Marsh 
Monitoring Program visit http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/ppmmp.

AVIAN POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) – Location: Western 
Massachusetts. Duration: 8 weeks from late May to late July 2014. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: A 
hardworking and enthusiastic avian point count field technician is 
needed for a NRCS funded project studying the role that forest canopy 
gaps play in enhancing biodiversity. Fieldwork will be conducted within 
patches of dense, often thorny, shrubland habitat surrounded by 
extensive forest. The selected applicant will primarily be responsible 
for conducting avian point count surveys and resighting color-banded 
birds. Duties may also include vegetation surveys, deploying and 
collecting bee bowls and nest searching. The technician will work 5-6 
days per week with daily number of hours in the field varying. Mornings 
will almost always be very early. The selected applicant will be paid 
$525-600/week depending upon experience. Housing is NOT provided. 
Qualifications: It is extremely important that applicants are 
detail-oriented, self-motivated, and enjoy being outdoors. Qualified 
applicants will have significant experience conducting multi-species 
avian point counts, resighting color bands and be able to identify all 
eastern birds by sight and sound. All applicants must have excellent 
eyesight and the ability to hear high-pitched bird songs and calls. In 
addition, applicants should be comfortable waking up very early, working 
alone in the woods for several hours at a time and hiking long 
distances. To Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing 
your interest in this position and relevant experience, and the contact 
information for three references as a single document to: (EM: hprobert 
AT eco.umass.edu). Please include “Avian Field Technician 2014” within 
the subject line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is 
filled.

PAID PART-TIME FIELD INTERN (1) Location: Western Massachusetts 
Duration: 8 weeks from late May to late July 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: A hardworking and 
enthusiastic field intern is needed for a NRCS funded project studying 
the role that forest canopy gaps play in enhancing biodiversity. 
Fieldwork will be conducted in patches of dense, often thorny, shrubland 
habitat surrounded by extensive forest and primarily involve deployment 
and collection of bee bowls, vegetation surveys, resighting color-banded 
birds and nest searching. The selected applicant will be paid $200/week 
and will be expected to work at least 20 hrs/week. Housing is NOT 
provided. Qualifications: While experience performing the tasks listed 
above is preferred, it is not required. It is most important that 
applicants are hardworking, enthusiastic and detail-oriented. All 
applicants should have a good sense of direction and be capable of 
working alone in the forest for extended periods of time. Applicants 
that are new to the field and eager to gain experience are encouraged to 
apply. To Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your 
interest in this position and relevant experience, and the contact 
information for two references as a single document to: (EM: hprobert AT 
eco.umass.edu). Please include “Field Intern 2014” within the subject 
line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

WILDLIFE DIVERSITY PROGRAM LEADER – Recruitment (Job title – Fish and 
Game Coordinator) – Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Juneau.



The Division of Wildlife Conservation is recruiting for the position of 
Fish and Game Coordinator (working title Wildlife Diversity Program 
Leader). The position will be housed in the Division's headquarters 
office in Juneau. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual 
with wildlife education and experience to lead the division’s Wildlife 
Diversity Program. The incumbent reports to the Wildlife Scientist II 
(Chief Wildlife Scientist). The position provides primary oversight of 
the Division's State Wildlife Grants program as administered through the 
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) programs from the Department 
of Interior. Budgets are complex and require a match. The incumbent 
supervises 5 professional staff in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. The 
incumbent serves as the department lead for the Nongame Migratory Bird 
Technical Committee of the Pacific Flyway Council, and will be 
instrumental in revising Alaska’s Wildlife Action Plan. A key goal of 
this position is to direct science and conservation approaches for 
species that have a high conservation need and to help keep species from 
Endangered Species Act listings. The incumbent must possess skills 
needed to effectively work with other agencies, NGO’s, and universities 
to promote program goals. For more information on the Division of 
Wildlife Conservation, please review the following sites: 
www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm and 
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifediversity.main The 
successful candidate should have some or all of the following knowledge, 
skills, abilities, and experience (To receive an interview, describe 
your work experience with all of the following statements within your 
cover letter. If you do not have experience with one or more of the 
traits listed below, simply say so.): 1. Experience as a wildlife 
biologist, performing field work studies and population monitoring with 
a diversity of birds and mammals. Specifically identify work experience 
with hunted/game species, non-hunted species, endangered species, and 
wildlife research. 2. Experience with federal funding, primarily work 
supported through the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) 
programs. Desired experience with defining project objectives, 
compliance and financial management. 3. Experience with nongovernmental 
organizations and industry, especially in the conservation arena. 4. 
Experience with interagency coordination and making decisions on complex 
and at times controversial issues. 5. Experience reviewing and editing 
scientific documents prepared by others. 6. Experience presenting 
scientific findings, including instances when the study was conducted by 
others. 7. Experience with professional staff supervision; establishing 
performance standards, preparing performance evaluations, job mentoring, 
and hiring processes for vacant positions. 8. Advanced knowledge and 
experience of Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and 
GIS analyses and data applications. Monthly travel within Alaska 
required. Out of state travel to various national meetings is required. 
Salary – the position is a Range 22 in state government and the “A” step 
is currently $79,200. As Alaska’s capital city, Juneau has 31,000 
residents. Outdoor activities are popular including hiking, running, 
skiing (Eaglecrest city-owned ski area), skating (indoor and outdoor), 
and world-class fishing and hunting. Other activities include a 
symphony, various theater groups and a number of other art and culture 
activities. See http://juneau.org/ , http://www.jedc.org/choose-juneau , 
and http://www.juneauschools.org/hr. To apply for this position, visit 
the position posting at Workplace Alaska at 
http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/. The closing date for the position 
is 27 February 2014. Contact: KIM TITUS, Chief Wildlife Scientist (PH: 
907-465-6323, EM: kim.titus AT alaska.gov).

EDUCATION ASSISTANTS/INTERNS – Organization: National Audubon Society’s 
Seabird Restoration Program. Location: Mid-coast Maine. Deadline: March 
1, 2014. National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program, Bremen, 
Maine. Job Title: Education Assistants/Interns (2). Overview: This is an 
unusually rich experience on the Maine coast in both field biology and 
environmental education and interpretation, working with seasoned 
Audubon professionals as well as the general public, on an 
internationally-recognized seabird restoration project. You will 
essentially be an “ambassador” for Audubon while narrating boat trips 
out to a restored Puffin and Tern colony, while acting as a host in our 
visitor center, etc. If you like the ocean and seabirds, and sharing 
your knowledge and enthusiasm, this may be for you! Location: Bremen, 
Maine (base camp) , Rockland, Maine, and two to three weeks living and 
working on an Audubon-managed seabird nesting island in Maine, 5 to 20 
miles offshore. Two Positions: 1) from May 26 to late August. 2) from 
May 26 to Oct. 31st. Position Overview: The first two to three weeks of 
this position will be spent at a seabird nesting island where the intern 
will participate in the research as described in the Research Assistant 
position description on our website: 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/field-opportunities This time will 
serve as an immersion in true field biology and an introduction to 
National Audubon Society's Seabird Restoration Program. Upon return to 
mainland base, there will be a training period for the boat tour 
naturalist duties. (National Audubon Society cooperates with two 
different private boat tour operators who offer seabird and 
puffin-viewing tours to the general public.) Interns will then spend the 
bulk of their time both on the tour boats, which operate approximately 
11 total trips per week, and in Rockland at the Project Puffin Visitor 
Center (PPVC). Hours at the PPVC are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for 
Wednesdays, when the hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interns will spend 
approximately two days a week at the PPVC. The longer term intern will 
work at the PPVC five days a week after the boat trips end, in late 
August, until the end of their contract, on October 31st. Each position 
is 40 hours per week. Primary Duties: As naturalist-educator, the intern 
will identify seabirds and marine mammals seen on the tour boats, and 
provide information on seabird natural history, seabird restoration, 
ecology of the Gulf of Maine, and human history of the area as it 
relates to seabirds on the islands. Duties at the PPVC include greeting 
the public, interpreting display materials and exhibits, operating the 
cash register and working in the gift store, organizing inventory, 
cleaning, etc. When not narrating or working at the PPVC, regular 
everyday duties will include preparation of teaching materials, and 
assisting with important logistical support, such as conducting daily 
conversations with island field stations, shopping, packing, driving, 
organizing, cleaning, etc.. There may also be a 2 hour weekly outdoor 
exploration program at our sanctuary in Bremen, conducted for local 
children, which both interns would be responsible for creating and 
presenting. Qualifications: Individual must be seaworthy! If you get sea 
sick, this job is not for you! Also, you should possess a B.S. or B.A. 
in conservation education, interpretation, or biology; or be an 
undergraduate with related experience, such as a keen interest in birds, 
and in working with the public. Ability to run an electronic cash 
register and credit card machines. Career goals should be an eventual 
position in conservation education or interpretation. Applicants must 
have a valid driver's license. (A reliable vehicle is desirable, but not 
required.) A good pair of binoculars, however, is required equipment. 
Seabird Island requirements: You will be living on a wildlife sanctuary 
island, 5-20 miles offshore, and you will be sleeping in a tent of your 
own supply, and working in challenging physical conditions which will 
include cold weather, possible rain, fog and wind. There is a cabin on 
each island for eating, computer work, socializing, etc. Daily schedules 
begin fairly early in the morning and often you will be spending 3 hours 
at a time sitting in a very small bird blind making observations and 
taking notes. The ability to get along with a diverse array of 
personalities during this time is key. Physical Requirements: Must be 
able to lift 50 pounds. Physically agile to navigate uneven ground 
surfaces on offshore islands, and in getting in and out of small boats. 
Not prone to seasickness. Knowledge of equipment: Must be skilled in 
using binoculars, laptop computers for entering research data. 
Compensation: Weekly stipend of approximately $262 plus room and board 
(a private room with shared kitchen and bath at the Project mainland 
base in Bremen, ME) and worker's compensation insurance coverage. 
Mileage will be paid for business use of a personal vehicle if required. 
Ability to take occasional programs at the adjacent Hog Island Audubon 
Camp, which runs residential programs through the summer. Contacts: 
Email Education Coordinator PETE SALMANSOHN (EM: psalmansohn AT 
audubon.org). He will direct you to the official job description on the 
Audubon website and will discuss the “official” Audubon hiring process, 
and other details. Please send resume with initial contact. Our website 
is http://www.projectpuffin.org

SPRING MIGRATION HAWK WATCH in Northern Michigan for Mackinac Straits 
Raptor Watch (cooperation with Audubon Society) Location Mackinaw City, 
MI. Job Category Seasonal/Temporary. Salary $1280/mo (lodging provided). 
Start Date March 15-May 31, 2014 (Position dependent on funding. Will 
hire by March 1). Last Date to Apply Feb 15, 2014. Description: Hawk 
counter is needed for the spring hawk migration in northern Michigan 
(Mackinaw City, MI). Counter will conduct daily counts of migrating 
raptors; identifying hawks in flight to species and recording numbers of 
each species by hour and daily totals; from an observation platform 
(weather permitting). Counting may be done alone or occasionally with 
volunteers. Daily counts will be posted on the website of the Hawk 
Migration Association of N. America. Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac has 
proven to be a prime concentration point for migrating raptors. From 
March to May 2013 over 22,000 raptors of 17 species were counted here. 
Counter may also be able to participate in saw-whet owl banding. 
Duration: Mar 15- May 31, 2014. Compensation: $1280/mo with lodging 
provided. To Apply: Email a resume, contact information for three 
references, and cover letter to Ed Pike (EM: aes05 AT localnet.com PH: 
231-758-3319) describing previous experience identifying hawks in flight 
and field research. Applications are accepted until Feb 15. 
Qualifications: Applicants MUST possess strong in flight hawk 
identification skills and demonstrated ability to use binoculars and 
spotting scope to track and identify hawks in flight. A degree in 
biology, natural resources, or related field is preferred. 
Self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend long hours in 
the field is required. Applicants must be able to work independently as 
well as in groups with Audubon Society volunteers and the public. 
Exposure to wind and Michigan spring weather is unavoidable. A 
functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants must have 
reliable transportation, current proof of insurance, and a driver's 
license. Contact Person ED PIKE (PH: 231-758-3319, EM: aes05 AT 
localnet.com).

SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT Agency: Texas A&M University. 
Location: Texas and Oklahoma. Job Description: Seasonal Avian Field 
Biologists (1-3 needed), early March or early April through August for 
multiple research projects focusing on ecology and management of 
songbirds, primarily the federally endangered black-capped vireo and 
golden-cheeked warbler, across several regions of Texas and Oklahoma, on 
public and private lands. Duties may include presence-absence bird 
surveys, point counts, nest searching, behavioral observation, territory 
mapping, vegetation sampling, deploying nest cameras, mist netting, 
banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others 
depending on the project and region. Project and region assignments to 
be determined based on qualifications and skills. Some positions may 
require regular travel among field sites across Texas. Requirements: 
Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; 
ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 
6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings 
(0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as 
fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, mountain lions, cows, 
poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick 
and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 
trucks; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good 
eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; must 
be comfortable working on public or private land and interacting with 
landowners; flexibility to changes in protocol or job assignments; must 
supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience: identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, 
mist-netting and handling birds, identifying plants, navigating using 
handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. 
or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field. Positions will be 
filled as suitable applicants are identified. Pay: $700–800 every 2 
weeks, depending on experience. Housing will be provided; facilities 
will vary depending on project and region. Some camping may be required 
during the term of employment. Please visit http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/ 
for more information about the variety of projects for which we are 
filling positions. Please write “RAMSES job application Texas” in the 
subject line of your email. Submit cover letter detailing your 
qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for 3 references 
(preferably email address) in a single attachment to: (EM: ramsesirnr AT 
gmail.com). Please submit application materials as a single PDF document 
and include your last name in the file attachment.

FIELD ASSISTANT-CANADA WARBLER HABITAT SELECTION AND DEMOGRAPHY STUDY – 
Job type: Seasonal. Duration: May-August, 2014. Number of Positions: 3. 
Location: Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park area. Compensation: 
$14-18/hour, depending on experience. Application Deadline: March 31, 
2014. Description: Seeking 3 field assistants for a University of 
Alberta Master’s study on a threatened forest songbird: the Canada 
warbler. The main objective of the study is to compare micro-habitat use 
and productivity among old growth aspen-dominated mixed-wood stands, 
riparian buffers, and harvested stands with varying amounts of tree 
retention. Field assistants are needed from early May to mid-August, 
2014. Successful applicants will live in field housing near Lesser Slave 
Lake and Calling Lake with other technicians and Master’s student. This 
position is a great opportunity to gain field work experience in avian 
ecology and bird behavior, and to work on a Species at Risk in the 
beautiful boreal forest of northeastern Alberta. DUTIES: **Avian point 
count surveys. **Radio-telemetry monitoring of male Canada Warblers. 
**Nest searching and monitoring. **Vegetation surveys. QUALIFICATIONS: 
**Background in ornithology and/or ecology. **Avian identification 
experience (sight and sound). **Comfortable working early mornings, 
outdoors, for long hours, and adverse conditions. **Comfortable living 
with others in a field setting. **Valid driver’s license. ASSETS: 
**Experience using aerial photos and GPS to navigate; **Experience with 
vegetation surveys; **Experience conducting point count surveys; 
**Experience mist-netting and banding birds. CONTACT: Please send a 
cover letter, resume, and 3 references to ANJOLENE HUNT (EM: anjolene AT 
ualberta.ca) or ERIN BAYNE (EM: bayne AT ualberta.ca)

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISORS (7) needed for Audubon's Seabird Restoration 
Program in Maine. The program manages seven island research stations off 
the coast of Maine that include active and former restoration sites for 
Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black 
Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s 
Storm-Petrels, and wading birds. 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; conducting predator management; 
and training and supervising Research Assistants and volunteers on site. 
Positions require primitive camping and working on offshore islands. At 
each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field 
operations, and staff sleep in their own tents. All participants live in 
or near the bird colonies in rustic conditions (limited solar 
electricity, no running water; composting toilet only) and work 7 
days/week, weather permitting. Island research teams are comprised of 2 
to 6 people, led by the Island Supervisor, and are determined by island 
size, seabird colony composition, and workload. Days can be long (0600 
to 2000 hrs) and include one to two 3-hour observation stints each day 
in a small wooden blind. All staff participate in seabird research and 
camp maintenance duties. A salary of $455/week, plus food and Worker’s 
compensation insurance is provided. Supervisors should expect to stay at 
their assigned island for the duration of the field season. Supervisors 
working on inshore islands will have the ability to go ashore (about 
every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the field station. 
Responsibilities include: managing multiple concurrent seabird studies, 
drafting a daily work and staff schedule, training research assistants 
and volunteers on essential field and computer skills, overseeing and 
participating in data collection and management, conducting visitor 
education, protecting the site from human disturbance, and predator 
management. Availability should be from early May through August 15 
(exact start date varies by island). Qualifications: Applicants should 
have a B.S in biology, conservation biology, wildlife management, or a 
related field with several years of experience in similar field research 
programs. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of 
climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.), 
have wilderness camping experience, be able to work independently and as 
part of a team, be capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions, and be able to work well with people of diverse 
backgrounds. Bird banding experience is required for all positions, and 
experience operating small motorboats is required for some positions. A 
personal vehicle is necessary for some positions. Hunting and trapping 
experience (for predator management) and previous experience 
coordinating and training field crews are desirable. A sense of humor, 
dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for seabirds and 
isolated islands are basic requirements. Must provide own binoculars, 
sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent. To apply: Applications 
must be submitted on-line. Visit www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center 
for further details and to apply (search words: seabirds; Maine). 
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three 
references. Applications are accepted through Feb 15, 2014, 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 ASSISTANTS and VOLUNTEERS needed for Audubon's Seabird 
Restoration Program in Maine. The program manages seven island research 
stations off the coast of Maine that include active and former 
restoration sites for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic 
Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, 
Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds. 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; and assisting with 
predator management. Positions require primitive camping and working on 
offshore islands. All participants live in or near the bird colonies in 
rustic conditions (limited solar electricity, no running water; 
composting toilet only) and work 7 days/week, weather permitting. At 
each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field 
operations, and staff sleep in their own tents. Research Assistants and 
Full-season Volunteers will work on one of 5 field teams: Stratton 
Island, Eastern Egg Rock, Matinicus Rock, Seal Island, or Casco Bay area 
Islands (includes Jenny, Pond, and Outer Green Islands). Short-term 
volunteers should be available for a minimum of two weeks, and may work 
on one or more islands, depending on interest and dates of availability. 
Island research teams are comprised of 2 to 6 people, led by the Island 
Supervisor, and are determined by island size, seabird colony 
composition, and workload. Days can be long (0600 to 2000 hrs) and 
include one to two 3-hour observation stints each day in a small wooden 
blind. All staff participate in seabird research and camp maintenance 
duties. A stipend of $262.50/week, plus food and worker’s compensation 
insurance are provided for Research Assistants. Food is provided for 
volunteers, but they are responsible for their own insurance. At 
offshore field stations, Research Assistants will spend the entire 
season on island. At inshore field stations there will be periodic 
access to the mainland via small boat (about every 1-2 weeks). Research 
Assistants and Volunteers will participate in all aspects of seabird 
research, monitoring, and management. Most positions begin on May 26 and 
end on August 15 (two or more Research Assistants are needed beginning 
in early or mid May). Qualifications: Applicants for Research Assistant 
positions should have a B.S. (or be an upper level undergraduate) in 
biology, conservation biology, wildlife management, or a related field, 
and have at least one full season of previous field experience. Previous 
field experience is not required for Volunteers, but applicants should 
have a desire to participate in seabird research and learn new field 
skills. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of 
climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.), 
have wilderness camping experience, be able to work independently and as 
part of a team, be capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions, and be able to work well with people of diverse 
backgrounds. 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 are basic requirements. To Apply: Applications must be 
submitted on-line. For Research Assistant positions visit 
http://www.audubon.org/audubon-career-center for further details and to 
apply (search words: seabirds; Maine). Applications must include a 
resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references. Please indicate 
in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for a volunteer 
position if not selected for a paid position. Applications for Research 
Assistants are accepted through Feb 15, 2014. Details and applications 
for volunteering can be found at 
http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/volunteer-8 and Volunteer applications 
are accepted through March 15, 2014. 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 -- January 18, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:41:59 -0500
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Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 15, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:46:42 -0500
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real-time posting by members of one of the OSNA societies (members must 
be logged in to OSNA in order to see the job posting option). Members 
may also update their own announcements and remove them from the list 
when no longer. needed. Non-members will still need to send their 
announcements to the moderator, Cheryl Trine (EM: ctrine AT andrews.edu) 
for posting; posting time should be within 72 hours of receipt. Please 
visit our site. It is still a work in progress, so if you have any 
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UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION – MSC POSITION IN SEABIRD ECOLOGY, 
investigating colony attendance and behaviour of prospecting Crested 
Auklets at Gareloi Island, Alaska. Applicants should have a BSc in 
biology or related field, experience handling and banding birds, 
demonstrated field experience, and a willingness to work in a remote 
location for extended time periods. Applicants must be available to 
start May 2014. Please send a CV, transcripts, contact information for 3 
references (who can speak to your academic performance and/or field 
abilities), and a cover letter by March 15, 2014 to: Dr. HEATHER MAJOR, 
Department of Biology (Saint John), University of New Brunswick, (EM: 
heather.major3 AT gmail.com).

6 AMERICORPS POSITIONS - Environmental Education/invasive Species 
Eradication, Florida Park Service. The Florida Park Service is currently 
seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to serve in a Florida 
Conservation Corps position beginning February 1, 2014. There are 2 
positions available at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2 positions at 
Saint Lucie Inlet/Seabranch State Parks, and 2 positions available at 
the District 5 office. Free shared housing is available for all 
positions at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. These positions will focus 
primarily on invasive plant eradication, but also include volunteer 
recruitment, prescribed burning, public outreach, special events, and 
environmental education. The successful candidate must commit to 11 
months, and a minimum of 1,700 hours, of National Service during the 
program year (February through the end of December). This is primarily a 
field position. Applicants who can pass a moderate pack test for 
prescribed burning (walk 2 miles carrying 25 pounds within 30 minutes) 
are preferred. Benefits to the AmeriCorps Member include: **Monthly 
taxable living allowance of approximately $1,000.00. **Upon successful 
program completion, an Education Award of approximately $5,000. The 
Education Award may be used to repay qualified student loans, or for 
education at an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational, 
trade or any other Title IV schools. Please contact your school for 
additional information. **Basic medical insurance (Member only). 
**Excellent training and networking opportunities. **Shared housing 
within Jonathan Dickinson State Park. To apply: Fill out the Florida 
State Parks Project A.N.T. AmeriCorps application at 
http://floridastateparks.org/getinvolved/americorps.cfm Contact SCOTT 
TEDFORD (PH: 561-745-5551 EM: Scott.Tedford AT dep.state.fl.us).

AVIAN RESEARCH INTERN (2): Northern Alabama – Location: Huntsville, AL. 
Job Category: Seasonal/Temporary. Salary: ~$1,300/month. Start Date: 
April 15th, 2014; End Date: August 16th, 2014. Application Deadline: 
Open until desirable candidate is found (Feb. 15th). Description: Two 
(2) seasonal intern positions are needed for a study looking at breeding 
and post-breeding movements of yellow-breasted chats, and breeding bird 
diversity of songbirds in oak regeneration stands in northern Alabama. 
Primary tasks include: radio tracking, mist-netting, nest searching, 
territory mapping, vegetation data collection, and data entry. Housing 
will be provided. Qualifications: Applicants must be in excellent 
physical health and able to endure arduous conditions, including extreme 
heat and humidity. Must be able to work long hours in the field and live 
in tight quarters with other field technicians. Applicants should have a 
Bachelor’s degree or be working towards a degree in wildlife, natural 
resources, or a similar field. Preference will be given to applicants 
with previous avian research experience (radio tracking, bird surveys, 
etc.). Previous GPS use, ArcMAP knowledge, and data entry experience is 
a plus but not required. Please send cover letter with first available 
start date, resume, and three (3) references in a single PDF or Word 
document to (EM: emargena AT bulldogs.aamu.edu). Contact Person: ERIC 
MARGENAU (PH: 715-529-5483, EM: emargena AT bulldogs.aamu.edu).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at University of Missouri-Columbia Location: 
Fremont, Missouri. Duration: May 15 - Aug 15, 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014. Description: 
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (2-3) needed to assist with graduate research 
studying breeding bird response to pine savanna and woodland restoration 
throughout the Ozark Highlands of southern Missouri and western Arkansas 
with graduate student Melissa Roach and Dr. Frank Thompson at the 
University of Missouri. Positions start May 15, 2014 and end August 15, 
2014. Primary duties will include 1) point count surveys for 18 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. 
One technician will start and complete 102 point counts located in 
western Arkansas/eastern Oklahoma. After completion of these 102 points, 
the technician will then relocate to Peck Ranch Conservation Area, 
Missouri for the remainder of the season to assist with all other 
aspects of the project. Shared field housing and work vehicles provided 
at both sites 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. Applicants must be 
able to tolerate early mornings, ticks, and difficult terrain, and must 
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 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.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP IN FIRE ECOLOGY/WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT – The Verble Fire 
Ecology Laboratory, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas 
Tech University has funding for a Ph.D. student to begin in or before 
May 2014. The position is located in Lubbock, Texas, a city of 
approximately 225,000 people in the Texas Panhandle. The student will be 
part of a large-scale study on the effects of fire and fuels treatments 
on bobwhite quail and arthropod prey responses. Working in conjunction 
with private landowners, the student will be responsible for monitoring 
fuels treatments and wildlife responses, assisting with prescribed 
burns, and supervising undergraduate volunteer crews. The student will 
additionally also work with the Texas Tech Center for Fire Ecology and 
Quail Tech Alliance to promote best management practices for native 
rangelands and bobwhite quail to private landowners. Required 
qualifications include a B.S. in Natural Resources, Biology, Ecology or 
related field, GPA >2.75, at least one statistics course, and the 
ability to make extended trips to remote locations. Preferred 
qualifications include an M.S. degree in a related field, prior 
prescribed burning experience, experience working in remote conditions, 
experience handling and/or monitoring wildlife, and a proven record of 
supervisory experience. Strong communication and statistical skills are 
a plus. Please direct applications and questions to Dr. ROBIN VERBLE 
(EM: robin.verble AT ttu.edu). Required application materials include: 
1. Cover letter, 2. Resume/CV, 3. GRE scores (may send unofficial 
copies), 4. Wildfire/prescribed burning master record (if applicable), 
5. Names, phone numbers and addresses of three references. Additional 
information about the lab, department and programs is available at the 
following websites: Texas Tech University: http://www.ttu.edu, 
Department of Natural Resources Mgmt: 
http://cherokee.tosm.ttu.edu/ttunrm/, Verble Fire Ecology Lab: 
http://fireecologylab.blogspot.com Quail Tech Alliance: 
http://www.quail-tech.org. Review of materials will begin immediately 
and continue until the position is filled.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING AND STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN position in Pinellas 
County, Florida. Date: April 1, 2014 –August 31 2014. Compensation: 
$15.00 per hour with mileage reimbursement (with weekly mileage caps). 
This is a consulting position through Eckerd College and does not 
include benefits; a 1099 will be issued for salary earned. Technician is 
expected to submit invoices for completed work and mileage. Hours: The 
position is 40 hours per week and requires working some weekends and 
holidays (Memorial Day or July 4th). Job Description: Primary duties 
will include identifying, posting, maintaining, and monitoring shorebird 
nesting locations at parks, rooftops, and other nesting locations 
throughout Pinellas County, Florida. The technician will work closely 
with Eckerd College and other relevant stakeholders on all activities. 
Shorebird surveys will be conducted following Florida’s Breeding Bird 
Protocol for Seabirds and Shorebirds. Re-sighting banded birds 
(primarily Least Terns) is required as well as occasional banding of 
rooftop Least Terns. The technician will also be involved with 
performing public outreach and education as a Bird Steward at various 
Pinellas County locations on some weekends and holidays (Memorial Day or 
July 4th will be required). The individual will work closely with Eckerd 
College and local Audubon chapters on stewardship activities. The 
position may require the technician to conduct several informative 
presentations to local community and/or school groups about 
beach-nesting birds. The technician will be required to assist Eckerd 
College in entering and analyzing field data and preparing interim and 
final reports submitted to American Bird Conservancy to meet the grant 
requirements that fund the position. Other duties as assigned by Eckerd 
College and American Bird Conservancy. Qualifications: The applicant 
should have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural 
Resources, Wildlife Sciences, or a related discipline, be interested in 
avian research and conservation, and comfortable working with the 
general public to teach them about beach-nesting birds. Experience with 
shorebird identification, surveying, locating nests and re-sighting 
banded beach-nesting birds is highly desirable. Applicant must be 
comfortable communicating and working with recreational beach users, 
volunteers, community members, and staff of multiple partner 
organizations – strong verbal communication skills are a must. A 
significant portion of time will be spent viewing birds through 
binoculars and high-powered scopes, and standing and walking outside 
along long stretches of beach habitat in hot, sunny conditions. Weather 
conditions vary and may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, 
heat, and high humidity – biting insects will be prevalent throughout 
the season. Candidate will be able to physically and mentally work in 
these conditions. Basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required. 
Knowledge of GIS is desirable. Valid driver's license and reliable 
personal vehicle are required for travel between work sites ($0.485/mile 
with weekly mileage limits). Application Instructions: Send cover 
letter, resume, 3 references, and unofficial college transcript to: KACY 
RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org) and Dr. ELIZABETH FORYS (EM: forysea AT 
eckerd.edu). Application deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014.

SEASONAL ORNITHOLOGIST , Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary, Trabuco Canyon, 
CA. Description: Audubon California’s 4000-acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in 
southeast Orange County, California solicits applicants for a position 
as Seasonal Ornithologist from March 2014 (March 24 preferred start 
date) through August 1 2014. This position integrates long-term songbird 
monitoring into education programs that involve kids and adults in 
applied avian research. Responsibilities include supervision and 
training of volunteers who assist with songbird banding during breeding 
season (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship or “MAPS”). Will 
help coordinate volunteers and conduct surveys of five songbird species 
of the rare habitat, coastal sage scrub as well as a new study on 
phenology of birds, butterflies, and plants of upland and riparian 
habitats. Also will do data entry, data summaries and submission of 
banding data to Institute for Bird Populations and summarize point count 
and phenology data. Will co-instruct school year Ecology Programs, 1-2 
hour field research simulations that offer groups of all ages an 
opportunity to experience nature hands-on as wildlife biologists. Will 
also assist with instruction of Starr Ranch Junior Biologists, spring 
and summer programs for kids ages 8 – 18, who join the Starr Ranch 
scientific team to experience how biologists study native animals and 
habitats. Opportunity to do applied bird research that is integrated 
into Starr Ranch land management, conservation, and education programs. 
We seek applicants who wish to contribute to wildland conservation 
through applied research as well as research-based education and who are 
enthusiastic, dedicated, organized, self-starting and thorough. 
Opportunity to live in a private cabin in an oak woodland on our 
4000-acre Sanctuary. Salary: $640/wk plus housing in a private one 
bedroom cabin in an oak woodland. Qualifications: Master’s degree in 
biology or ecology preferred with strong ornithological background and 
experience. Strong background in songbird banding, ageing, and sexing (> 
500 birds, > 1000 preferred) as well as other bird monitoring techniques 
essential. Strong knowledge and interest in birds and bird watching and 
general natural history of animals and their habitats. Must have 
enthusiasm for working with kids, adults, and families. To Apply: Please 
go to the confidential Audubon career center to start the application 
process: https://careers-audubon.icims.com. Please use this link to send 
a cover letter addressed to Dr. SANDY DESIMONE stating career goals and 
résumé. Three letters of recommendation can be sent by references to: 
Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director, Research and Education (EM: sdesimone AT 
audubon.org; FX: 949-858-1013). The most qualified candidates will have 
a phone interview. For questions contact Dr. SANDY DESIMONE (EM: 
sdesimone AT audubon.org PH: 949-858-0309). For More Information (EM: 
sdesimone AT audubon.org; URL: http://www.starr-ranch.org).

AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN, Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife Service 
– Description: Technicians (x12) are needed to survey songbird 
communities in the boreal forests of northern Alberta. Two distinct 
projects will run as part of an initiative designed to evaluate the 
impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations. 
Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months 
beginning May 1, 2014. Work will be highly rewarding but also physically 
demanding. Technicians should expect early mornings, long/variable 
working days, uncooperative weather, difficult terrain, wildlife 
encounters (including bears), and persistent insects. Food, 
transportation (via 4x4 truck, ATV, and helicopter), and accommodation 
will be provided while in the field. Crew members are responsible for 
accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the position. Wage: 
$4,600.00 per month (approx) Ă— 3 months, plus overtime pay for weekends 
worked in the field. PROJECT A: Population status and trend monitoring 
of old-growth forest bird species throughout the Oil Sand Area – 
Technicians will work in teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based 
camps that will be relocated to different survey areas every few days. 
Distance-based point-count surveys will be used to quantify avian 
abundance. Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted. 
Technicians will be responsible for identifying suitable camp locations 
and assessing access to survey areas on an ongoing basis while in the 
field. Project-Specific Requirements: **Previous experience (≥ 1 field 
season) conducting distance-based point-count surveys for forest 
landbirds, preferably boreal species. **Experience and willingness to 
work in small teams and live in highly mobile tent-based camps in remote 
areas. PROJECT B: Detailed cause-effect monitoring designed to identify 
the mechanisms behind songbird response to energy sector features – 
Fieldwork will occur in a localized study area that represents a 
gradient of disturbance densities or types. Technicians will be based 
out of a central field camp and will be visiting study plots multiple 
times throughout the season. Spot-mapping, nest-searching, and 
behavioral observations will be used to provide accurate density 
estimates and determine territory-level responses to habitat 
disturbance. Project-Specific Requirements **Previous experience (≥ 2 
field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field programs. Experience 
must include ≥ 1 season of spot-mapping, nest searching, or conducting 
detailed behavioral studies. **Candidates must be willing and 
enthusiastic to spend long days in the field following birds and making 
detailed observations. **Demonstrated attention to detail for 
behavioural observations and mapping accuracy Required skills and 
experience, both projects: **Ability to identify boreal forest landbirds 
by sight and sound. **Experience living and working in a remote field 
camp for an extended period of time. **Demonstrated ability to work 
independently. **Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and 
must be comfortable working independently under diverse and often 
adverse conditions including biting insects, heat, cold, wet, and bears. 
**Experience navigating in forest regions using GPS, map, and compass. 
**Job offers are conditional on passing a security screening and Health 
Canada medical examination. **Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license 
or equivalent (e.g. 5L in Manitoba or G in Ontario) **Essential 
character traits include initiative, thoroughness, dependability, and 
effective interpersonal skills. Additional preferred skills, both 
projects: **Experience supervising fieldwork and handling field 
logistics, such as creating sampling/survey schedules, coordinating 
travel and daily activities, summarizing data, and providing regular 
status updates. **Experience conducting vegetation surveys and/or 
ability to identify vascular plants and ecosite communities. 
**Experience in the safe operation of off-road vehicles (4x4 trucks, 
ATVs, and trailers). **Experience entering, verifying, and managing 
scientific data using Excel or Access. How to apply: Please include 
clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in a cover 
letter and resume, combined into a single pdf. Include in the 
description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of 
experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and 
province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, 
grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties). 
Applicants must clearly state which project they prefer (A or B) in the 
heading of the email and if they are interested in being considered for 
the alternate project. Note: Any applicants currently or previously 
employed in a Casual position with the government of Canada in 2014 must 
explicitly state their status as a Casual employee and state the 
start/end date of their position in the application email and resume. 
Deadline for application is January 29, 2014. Hiring may begin 
immediately as suitable applicants are identified. Submit your cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF 
to: (EM: Thea.Carpenter AT ec.gc.ca).

REVISED DEADLINE – INTERPRETATION-AVIAN HUSBANDRY INTERN at Alaska 
SeaLife Center. Website: http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: Seward, 
AK. Duration: 12 week position, preferred start date Mid-May through 
Mid-September. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2014. Job 
Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently sponsoring an 
internship program for college students and graduates who are interested 
in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility. 
The ALSC is dedicated to generating and sharing scientific knowledge 
that promotes understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine 
ecosystems. This intern will team with the interpretive staff for 20 
hours a week and with the avian staff for 20 hours a week. The candidate 
will assist the avian and/or aquarium departments and acquire the 
first-hand knowledge needed to interpret these exhibits. This 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. Qualifications: 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 To Apply: Applications and 
additional information about this position will be posted on our website 
under internships. The application deadline is January 26, 2014

REVISED DEADLINE – EIDER (SEA DUCK) HUSBANDRY INTERN at Alaska SeaLife 
Center. Website: http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: Seward, AK. 
Duration: 12 week position, preferred start date Mid-May through 
Mid-September Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2014. Job 
Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently sponsoring an 
internship program for college students and graduates who are interested 
in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility. 
The ALSC is dedicated to generating and sharing scientific knowledge 
that promotes understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine 
ecosystems. This 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. 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. Qualifications: 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. To Apply: 
Applications and additional information about this position will be 
posted on our website under internships. The application deadline is 
January 26, 2014.

REVISED DEADLINE – INTERPRETATION-EIDER HUSBANDRY INTERN at Alaska 
SeaLife Center. Website: http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: Seward, 
AK. Duration: 12 week position, preferred start date Mid-May through 
Mid-September. Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2014. Job 
Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently sponsoring an 
internship program for college students and graduates who are interested 
in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility. 
The ALSC is dedicated to generating and sharing scientific knowledge 
that promotes understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine 
ecosystems. This intern will team with the interpretive staff for 20 
hours a week and with the eider staff for 20 hours a week. The candidate 
will assist the eider and/or avian bird departments and acquire the 
first-hand knowledge needed to interpret this research project. 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. This 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. Qualifications: 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. 
To Apply: Applications and additional information about this position 
will be posted on our website under internships. The application 
deadline is January 26, 2014.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. 
Website: http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/personnel/martin/MontanaAspenJobs.aspx 
Location: Western Montana, USA. Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: Field research assistants are sought for a study of 
songbird nest success in relation to habitat features of aspen forests 
in Montana. The two field sites are located in central Montana in 
mid-elevation (6000 ft) aspen forests mixed with grasslands and 
lodgepole pine-douglas fir forests. Field assistants will have the 
opportunity to gain experience in various bird research techniques, such 
as nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observations, mist-netting, 
nest-probing, and egg and nestling measurements. All field assistants 
will take part in an assessment of aspen habitat, which involves 
extensive vegetation surveys and various nest measurements. The project 
will begin mid-May and will run through mid-August. Qualifications: 
Prior experience with western birds is desirable, and enthusiasm and a 
strong work ethic are a must. Pay is $1250-1400/mo for nest searchers, 
depending on experience. Review of applications will begin immediately 
and will continue until positions are filled (no later than March 15, 
2014). To Apply: Please send (via email preferred) a letter of interest, 
stating which position you are applying for and describing your 
experience at supervising field research and/or nest-finding (including 
descriptions of the kinds of habitats and bird species) or any relevant 
research or fieldwork, plus resume and 3 references with email addresses 
to: JOSEPH LAMANNA University of Montana Montana Cooperative Wildlife 
Research Unit Natural Sciences Building Room 205 Missoula, MT 59812 (EM: 
montana.bird.crew AT gmail.com).

EIDER (SEA DUCK) LABORATORY INTERN at the Alaska SeaLife Center Website: 
http://www.alaskasealife.org Location: Seward, AK. Duration: 12 week 
position, preferred start date Mid-May through Mid-September. Job Type: 
Internship. Job Description: The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is 
currently sponsoring an internship program for college students and 
graduates who are interested in gaining an educational experience in a 
world-class marine facility. The ALSC is dedicated to generating and 
sharing scientific knowledge that promotes understanding and stewardship 
of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. This internship introduces basic 
laboratory techniques related to ongoing research on eiders and sea 
ducks. The candidate is responsible for assisting with various projects 
including egg dissections, molecular and biochemistry techniques, and 
routine laboratory duties. This position also may include other projects 
as they arise such as necropsies. Learns and demonstrates the ability 
to: **Assist in the laboratory on projects related to sea duck 
physiology/biochemistry, including learning how to process biological 
samples. **Assist with dissections and sample collections from sea duck 
eggs. **Perform serum protein electrophoresis, DNA extractions, PCR, DNA 
electrophoresis, serum biochemistry analysis, cell culture and 
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. **Help with various routine 
laboratory tasks which are necessary for the daily functioning of the 
laboratory, such as: labeling tubes, washing dishes, organizing samples 
or paperwork, data entry, and laboratory maintenance. **Assist eider 
research personnel, as assigned, with other ongoing research projects, 
processing of laboratory samples, necropsies, and special projects. 
Qualifications: 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. To Apply: 
Applications and additional information about this position will be 
posted on our website under internships. The application deadline is 
January 26, 2014.

RAPTOR VOLUNTEERS (2) in Yellowstone National Park: The Yellowstone 
Raptor Initiative is seeking 2 highly motivated volunteers to assist 
with raptor surveys in Yellowstone National Park from April 7 – July 25. 
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. 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. Stipend: 
$20/day and housing. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references 
in a SINGLE DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT to (EM: Lisa_Baril AT partner.nps.gov) 
by January 31.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FIELD ASSISTANT at Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. 
Location: Delaware State Forest, NE Pennslyvania. Duration: 10 weeks. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed early May – middle of 
July (2014) to study Golden-winged Warblers in forests of northeastern 
Pennsylvania (within Delaware State Forest). Assistants will search for 
and monitor Golden-winged Warbler nests, territory-map male 
Golden-wings, assist in radio-tracking fledglings, measure vegetation 
characteristics, enter data, and perform other field activities. 
Previous nest searching experience is required, and those with a strong 
ability to locate nests in early-successional habitat will be given 
preference. An ability to identify most eastern forest songbirds by 
sight and sound is also a plus. 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 insects, poison ivy, etc.), and work well in teams. Pay is 
$1500-2000/month, depending on experience; housing with 4-5 other 
technicians and field vehicles will be provided. Qualified applicants 
will have prior experience searching for songbird nests. Applicants must 
also be pursuing a degree in wildlife biology/related field or presently 
hold such a degree. 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: D.J. MCNEIL at Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania (EM: darin.j.mcneil AT gmail.com)

FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS at Long Point Bird Observatory Website: 
http://www.birdscanada.org/lpbo Location: Long Point, Ontario, Canada. 
Duration: 1 week to 3 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
Up to 10. Application Deadline: 1 Oct 2014. Job Description: Located on 
the north shore of Lake Erie, Long Point is one of the last wilderness 
areas left in southern Ontario. The region is an internationally 
recognized World Biosphere Reserve, a Globally Important Bird Area, and 
supports a fantastic diversity of habitats, plants and animals. During 
migration huge numbers of birds (and monarch butterflies) are funneled 
through Long Point. Founded in 1960, Long Point Bird Observatory (LPBO) 
is North America's oldest bird observatory and has banded over 900,000 
birds. The core program is centered on monitoring populations of 
migrating birds through daily census and banding routines at three field 
stations. Volunteers staying for at least 1 month have food and 
accommodation fees waived. Short-term volunteers are required to pay a 
nominal fee covering housing, food and training. Up to 14 volunteers are 
required for all or a part of the spring (1 April to 10 June) and fall 
field seasons (10 August – 15 November). For more information visit - 
www.birdscanada.org/lpbo Qualifications: Previous ornithological work 
(including bird banding) and excellent bird identification skills are 
preferred, but not essential. All participants will experience intensive 
and diverse training in field ornithological techniques. International 
applicants with good English skills are encouraged to apply. To Apply: 
Email or mail your resume with three references (include phone and 
e-mail addresses) and a completed application form which can be 
downloaded from our website (URL: http://www.birdscanada.org/longpoint) 
to: LPBO Assistant Program Coordinator, Long Point Bird Observatory c/o 
Bird Studies Canada, P.O. Box 160 115 Front Rd., Port Rowan, Ontario, 
Canada N0E 1M0, (PH: 519-586-3531 ext. 162, FX: 519-586-3532, EM: lpbo 
AT birdscanada.org).

AVIAN ECOLOGY TECHNICIANS (3) at Oregon State University Dept. of Forest 
Ecosystems and Society. Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/marra/wood-thrush.cfm 
Location: Bloomington / Madison, Indiana. Duration: 3 Months. Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 2014. Job 
Description: Oregon State University is hiring three technicians for a 
research project investigating source-sink dynamics of Wood Thrush in 
southern Indiana. This is an opportunity to be part of one of the 
largest and most comprehensive demographic studies ever conducted on a 
Neotropical migrant passerine. The study is being conducted through a 
partnership among the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Oregon State 
University, the Institute for Bird Populations, and the U.S. Army 
Engineer Research and Development Center. A study overview can be found 
at (URL: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/marra/wood-thrush.cfm). 
All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2014 and continue 
through approximately 31 July 2014. Primary duties will involve early 
morning avian point counts to census bird communities. Other field tasks 
may include (but are not limited to) re-sighting color-banded 
individuals, nest searching and monitoring, territory mapping, radio 
telemetry, and maintaining song broadcast units. Data entry and data 
proofing will also be a part of the day-to-day work expectations. 
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have extensive experience 
conducting avian point counts, and strong eastern US bird identification 
skills (visual and aural). Other useful qualifications include 
experience with the variety of avian sampling techniques listed above, 
good color vision, excellent navigational abilities, meticulous data 
collection skills, the ability to work independently, and good 
inter-personal skills. Candidates will be expected to work long hours 
with early starts in relatively difficult field conditions (e.g., high 
heat and humidity, thorny understory, ticks, poison ivy, etc.). Field 
sites are located in both pristine and fragmented forest tracks within 
state parks, national wildlife refuges, and military installations. As 
such, candidates must be able to handle extensive and strenuous hiking. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and their own means of 
travelling to the study region. Housing will be provided and federal 
field vehicles will be used for day-to-day work. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience and position type ($1600-2000/month). To 
apply please send electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the 
following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a C.V, and 3) the names and 
contact information for three work references to JONATHON VALENTE (EM: 
Jonathon.Valente AT oregonstate.edu). Review of applications will begin 
immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS at Ball State University and 
Department of Defense. Website: 
http://kislam.iweb.bsu.edu/Cerulean%20Warbler%20Research.htm Location: 
NSA Crane in Crane, IN. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: We 
are seeking 2 field technicians with a strong interest and background in 
avian ecology to conduct research on Cerulean Warblers, a state 
endangered species, in southern Indiana. The primary objective of the 
research is to determine Cerulean Warbler abundance through point counts 
and demarcate male territories at NSA Crane, which is a Department of 
Defense installation in southern Indiana. Field technicians will work 
under the direct supervision of two field crew leaders. Main duties 
include, but are not limited to, conducting Cerulean Warbler point count 
surveys and demarcating territories of males. Duration of employment is 
from approximately May 4 through July 11, 2014. End date may vary 
slightly depending on work needs. A weekly stipend of $400 is provided 
as well as housing and field vehicles. Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife 
science, ecology or closely related biological field. Applicants must 
have strong bird identification skills-visually & aurally, field 
experience with bird survey methods, and navigating skills with handheld 
GPS unit and compass. Requires strong ability/skills in working well 
with others on a team, and independently, obtaining and recording 
accurate data, and maintaining communications on field work progress. 
Must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness and 
ability to follow instructions, to work long hours in the field 
beginning at sunrise, and to hike through steep and uneven terrain 
carrying field equipment in hot, humid weather with ticks, chiggers, 
poison ivy and the occasional rattlesnake. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience conducting forest bird surveys. Valid 
driver’s license is required. Must be a citizen of the U.S.A and be able 
to pass a background check. To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
discussing your interest and experience, CV/resume, and the names and 
contact information for 3 references. Please e-mail this to (EM: 
kwbarnes AT bsu.edu and saauer AT bsu.edu) with “Cerulean Warbler Field 
Technician Positions for NSA Crane” in the subject line. Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received.

TOUR GUIDE/INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST (2), St. Paul Island Tour – 
Supervisor: Tour Director. Location: St. Paul Island, in Alaska’s 
Pribilof Islands Duration: Approximately May 15-August 31, 2014 (one or 
both positions may be extended as late as October 15, 2014). Summary of 
positions: 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 approx. 750 miles from 
Anchorage within the Pribilof Islands and is only accessible by 
semi-daily flights. Duties: 1. Communicate and interpret to the visitor, 
in a pleasant and informative manner, information on 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 experience 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 and independent 
birdwatcher groups 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 must be able 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. Job requirements: **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. **Applicants with strong 
birding skills and experience, knowledge of marine ecosystems, and those 
who can speak and/or write European languages are urged to apply. 
**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 are essential. Guides 
must have strong interpersonal skills. **The ability to work 
independently with a minimum of supervision. The ability to live and 
work cooperatively and cheerfully with others of 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. **Alaska Native 
Shareholder preference per PL 93-638. Living arrangements: TDX 
Corporation will provide housing, meals, and transportation to and from 
St. Paul. Housing is dormitory style and will be shared with other tour 
guides. Contact: 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) Deadline: 1 
Feb 2014.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, AND INTERNS – Agency: 
USGS and Idaho State University. 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, 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. 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: ($2000/mo), Technicians: ($1600/mo), 
Interns ($900/mo living stipend). 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. Last Date to apply: 10 Feb 2014. Website: 
http://www.werc.usgs.gov Contact: KATIE ANDRLE (EM: kandrle AT usgs.gov 
(Preferred)).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 12, 2014
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GYRFALCON FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Peregrine Fund. Website: 
http://www.peregrinefund.org/ Location: Nome, Alaska. Duration: 3 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014. 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. 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 $1000 to $1500 month 
commensurate with experience, plus travel costs, lodging in Nome, and 
food expenses. Qualifications: Desired qualifications: 1) demonstrated 
proficiency in rock climbing unstable rock; 2) excellent physical 
condition, able to carry heavy backpacks over uneven terrain in 
inclement weather; 3) experience with avian/raptor surveys; 4) 
backpacking and backcountry navigation; 5) U.S. citizen with valid 
driver’s license and ability to drive 4WD; 6) bird and mammal ID. To 
Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 
references combined into a single document (Word or PDF) to DAVID 
ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org; PH: 208-362-8266).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (4)- We are seeking enthusiastic avian 
field technicians to assist with nest searching/monitoring, avian 
surveys, and vegetation surveys on privately owned grasslands in 
northwestern Illinois. We will be investigating how different types of 
management practices (URL: 

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ia/newsroom/features/?cid=stelprdb1077081) 

within the federal Conservation Reserve Program (URL: 

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/technical/nra/ceap/?cid=stelprdb1041269) 

affect avian communities and their productivity. Housing will be 
provided for the crew. Technicians should be able to work independently 
and as a part of a small team, and should have an eager interest in 
field work and birds. Applicants with grassland bird nest searching 
experience, grassland bird visual and aural identification skills, and 
identifying Illinois grasses and forbs are particularly encouraged to 
apply. The field season will start in early May and end in early August. 
Please send, electronically, a brief cover letter detailing your 
interests and qualifications for this position, resume, and three 
reference contacts to JUSTIN SHEW (EM: justin.shew AT siu.edu). 
Technicians will be paid $1300 per month and applications will be 
accepted until the positions are filled. Please e-mail or call Justin 
Shew (PH: 314-520-8786) with any questions.

WATERBIRD COUNTER – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the 
eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a waterbird counter for 
the spring 2014 season. The position lasts from 15 Apr-7 Jun 2012. 
Applicants should be adept at identifying waterbirds at a distance and 
be prepared to deal with strong winds, rain, and possibly snow. 
Applicants must have their own binoculars to use, and preferably their 
own scope as well. A vehicle is also required, as staff housing is 
located more than a mile from the study site. The waterbird observation 
area also allows for viewing many of the raptors and songbirds that 
migrate through Whitefish Point. This is a prime migration site for many 
northern species of owls, winter finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow 
staff will also be conducting a hawk count and owl banding on site. 
Shared housing is provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and 
internet. Duties include daily count, data entry, blog updates, 
documenting rarities, and writing a seasonal report. Pay is 
$900-1000/month based on experience, plus free housing. Please send 
cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM BYRNE (EM: byrnea AT 
msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check out our waterbird blog 
for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/5.

HAWK COUNTER – Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, located in the eastern 
Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking a hawk counter for the spring 
2014 season. The position lasts from 15 Mar-7 Jun 2014. Applicants 
should be adept at identifying raptors at a distance and be prepared to 
deal with strong winds, rain, and possibly snow. Applicants must have 
their own binoculars to use, and preferably their own scope as well. A 
vehicle is also required, as staff housing is located more than a mile 
from the study site. The hawk observation area also allows for viewing 
many of the waterbirds and songbirds that migrate through Whitefish 
Point. This is a prime migration site for many northern species of owls, 
winter finches, and eastern warblers. Fellow staff will also be 
conducting a waterbird count and owl banding on site. Shared housing is 
provided, including full kitchen, laundry, and internet. Duties include 
daily count, data entry, blog updates, documenting rarities, and writing 
a seasonal report. Pay is $900-1000/month based on experience, plus free 
housing. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to ADAM BYRNE 
(EM: byrnea AT msu.edu). Position is open until filled. Check out our 
hawk’s blog for more info: http://www.wpbo.org/blog/4.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (3) needed approximately 1 April - 31 August 2014 
for a long-term population ecology study of the Northern Spotted Owl in 
northwest California. The pay rate is $2100-2400/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. 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. 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 2014 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. 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.

FACULTY RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Snowy Plover Monitor: The Oregon 
Biodiversity Information Center, part of the Institute for Natural 
Resources at Portland State University, is conducting ongoing research 
on the Western Snowy Plover along the Oregon coast. Work involves 
locating nests, conducting surveys, trapping and banding, placing 
protective fencing around nests, following broods and periodic 
assistance to staff at cooperating agencies for signing, roping and 
monitoring during habitat restoration work. Work requires long hours 
under a variety of weather conditions. Required Qualifications: 
Undergraduate degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, or Ecology, with 
equivalent field experience in avian research; experience in methods 
commonly used to locate and observe nesting shorebirds; ability to 
communicate well under a variety of situations, including one on one, in 
small group settings, and with partner agencies; willingness to work 
under a variety of weather conditions, ability to hike 5-8 miles per 
day, and the ability to operate all-terrain vehicles. Employee must have 
a valid driver’s license. Preferred qualifications include bird capture 
and banding experience and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and 
enhancing diversity. Position runs from 4/1/2014 to approximately 
8/15/2014 and is located in Florence, OR. Pay approx $3294/mo DOE. To 
apply, send cover letter, resume, copy of university transcripts, and 
telephone numbers/email addresses of three references to: ELEANOR GAINES 
(EM: eleanor.gaines AT pdx.edu) or Oregon Biodiversity Information 
Center, Snowy Plover Search, PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97214 by 28 Feb 
2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. PSU is an AA/EOE.

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN in the Florida Panhandle. Location: 11 coastal 
State Parks in the Florida panhandle. Agency: Florida Park Service. 
Duration: February 15, 2014- August 30, 2014 (with potential 
continuation for up to 2 years associated with funding) Pay: $14 to $16 
per hour depending on experience. Hours: The position is a 40 hour work 
week that requires working some weekends and holidays during the summer 
months. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2014. Job Description: Primary 
duties will include identifying, posting, maintaining, and monitoring 
shorebird nesting and brood-rearing locations at Florida State Parks 
throughout the Florida Panhandle as part of a long term management and 
research project. Focal breeding species include snowy plovers, Wilson’s 
plovers, American oystercatchers, least terns and black skimmers. Duties 
also include year-round surveys of non-breeding shorebird and seabirds 
species observed in the study area, with a focus on piping plovers and 
red knots. Duties include capturing, banding and resighting snowy 
plovers, Wilson’s 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. The position includes working in collaboration with personnel 
from Audubon Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. The start date is flexible and there may be opportunities to 
continue beyond August. Qualifications: The applicant should have 
completed a B.S. degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, 
Zoology or related field, be interested in avian research and 
conservation, and comfortable working with the general public to teach 
them about beach-nesting birds. Experience with shorebird 
identification, surveying, locating nests, banding and re-sighting 
banded shorebirds is a must. A significant portion of time will be spent 
viewing birds through binoculars and high-powered scopes, and standing 
and walking outside along long stretches of beach habitat. Applicant 
must be comfortable communicating and working with recreational beach 
users, volunteers, community members, and staff of multiple partner 
organizations – strong verbal communication skills are desired. Basic 
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access skills are required. Valid driver's 
license is required and experience towing trailers, operating 
all-terrain vehicles and boats is desired. Weather conditions vary and 
may include cold, strong winds, rain and storms, heat, and high humidity 
– biting insects will be prevalent throughout the season. Candidate 
should be able to physically and mentally work in these conditions. To 
Apply: Send a brief cover letter, CV and the contact information for 
three professional references to: RAYA PRUNER (EM: raya.pruner AT 
dep.state.fl.us). Applications will be accepted until the position is 
filled. Applicants to this announcement may also be considered for 
positions with our partners as part of this collaborative project.

BIRD CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN, Houston Audubon Society. Application 
Deadline: January 31, 2014. Start date: ASAP or by February 8, 2014. 
Location: Houston Audubon High Island Field Station, High Island, TX 
Summary: Part-time, seasonal position with internationally recognized 
conservation organization. The conservation technician will assist the 
Coastal sanctuaries manager in day-to-day operations of Houston 
Audubon’s coastal sanctuaries on the Upper Texas Coast and in preparing 
sanctuaries for thousands of visitors in the spring and tens of 
thousands of migrating birds. Duties include native habitat restoration, 
exotic and invasive species control, avian surveys, infrastructure 
maintenance, visitor services, and public/volunteer interaction. Housing 
at our field station in High Island, TX provided. Desired Qualifications 
and Skills (included but not limited to): **College coursework in 
natural resource related field is preferred. **Strong interest and 
experience in avian conservation preferred. **Experience with field work 
and avian surveys preferred. **Excellent physical condition. **Ability 
to perform hard physical work for extended and irregular periods under 
adverse conditions in all extremes of weather, required. **Mechanical 
aptitude and knowledge of machinery. **Experience with chainsaws and 
other power/hand tools. **Ability to work with a wide variety of people 
and to work independently of supervisor. **Enthusiasm for working 
outdoors. **Personal vehicle necessary. Salary: $10/hr approximately 29 
hours per week. Application: Please send cover letter, resume and 
contact information for 3 references as a single pdf or word document to 
PETE DEICHMANN, Conservation Specialist, (EM: pdeichmann AT 
houstonaudubon.org). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and 
position will remain open until filled.

BANDER-in-CHARGE (BIC)-- Innis Point Bird Observatory (IPBO) is seeking 
a qualified BIC for its Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP), from 
April 24 to June 7, 2014. Innis Point Bird Observatory is located on the 
south side of the Ottawa River about 15 km west of downtown Ottawa, 
Ontario, Canada. It has been in operation since 1982, with a Spring 
Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP) since 1997. The SMMP, run under a 
fixed protocol, consists of a standardized banding program using mist 
nets, a standardized one hour census, general observations of birds, and 
the determination of Estimated Daily Totals (EDT). The total 
remuneration will be $4000 (including legal benefits such as vacation 
pay), paid in four instalments during the course of the program. The BIC 
will be responsible for the fieldwork from Sunday to Friday during the 
SMMP period. This will include coordinating the fieldwork of all 
volunteers assisting with the program. The BIC will train volunteers in 
extraction, as well as other aspects of the monitoring and banding 
process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate observatory activities 
to occasional groups of visitors. The BIC will be responsible for 
completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the days that 
he/she is present, and also for computer entry of banding and EDT data 
for all days during the entire SMMP period. The BIC will be asked to 
provide a brief report at the completion of the project. Basic spartan 
accommodations are available on site at no charge. The site is located 
on DND property and the facilities include two trailers, equipped with 
basic living amenities; although there is no running water and no 
telephone, there is electricity, heat and a composting toilet. The BIC 
must hold or be eligible for a Banding Permit. Experience of work at 
other bird observatories is highly desirable. Interested candidates are 
invited to apply, with CV, to CELIA BODNAR (PH: 613-836-7907; EM: 
bodnarmATmagma.ca). Deadline to apply is Jan. 21, 2014. An assistant 
bander may be chosen from among eligible candidates and will receive 
remuneration commensurate with abilities.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT(s) needed for fairy-wren project, Papua New 
Guinea Website: http://karubian.tulane.edu Location: Milne Bay Province, 
Papua New Guinea. Duration: 2.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
openings: 2. Application Deadline: Applicants will be reviewed as 
received Job description: I am seeking one or two field assistants for a 
research project on the behavioral ecology of the White-shouldered 
Fairy-wren in Papua New Guinea. White-shouldered Fairy-wrens exhibit a 
fascinating pattern of variable female ornamentation: in some 
populations females are heavily ornamented (similar to males) while in 
other populations females are drab or intermediate. The field assistant 
will assist with monitoring a color-banded population that includes 
highly ornamented females in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Possible tasks include mist netting, color-band re-sighting, nest 
searching, and audio recording. The field site is located in a small, 
remote village on the north slope of Milne Bay Province. Living 
conditions are very basic, with no electricity and little outside 
contact. Bugs, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles and venomous snakes 
are all present on site. The village is located on the beautiful, calm 
Solomon sea and backs up to the eastern extent of the Owen Stanley 
Mountain Range. Housing and food will be provided on site, but the 
applicant will be responsible for travel to and from Alotau, Papua New 
Guinea. Position duration is approximately June-early August. 
Qualifications: Applicant must be comfortable working in harsh tropical 
conditions, be highly motivated, hold a valid international passport, 
have a good sense of humor, and able to work independently. Previous 
tropical bird research experience, mist-netting and banding experience 
are all preferred. To apply: Please send a resume, contact information 
for three references, and a cover letter to ERIK ENBODY (EM: eenbody AT 
tulane.edu). Feel free to contact Erik with any questions you might 
have. Visit karubian.tulane.edu for more information about our lab at 
Tulane University.

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: SOUTH CAROLINA – Location: Georgetown, 
Colleton and Beaufort counties, South Carolina. Last date to apply: 20 
Jan 2014. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/clemsonbarrettlab/ 
Salary: $10/hr; ~35 hours/week. Start Date: ~March 25th; End Date: 
~August 1st. Description: Seeking a field assistant for a MS graduate 
student on thesis project assessing vulnerabilities of coastal marsh 
birds to sea level rise. Field sites are located in Georgetown, Colleton 
and Beaufort counties, SC. This study will be part of the first 
statewide survey for Black Rails along the South Carolina coast with 
emphasis on nesting Black Rail multiscale habitat use. Other focal 
species are Clapper Rail, Least Bittern, and Seaside Sparrow. Field 
duties include playback surveys (early mornings and evenings), nest 
monitoring, vegetation and habitat measurements, data entry, and driving 
and trailering a boat. Other duties include assisting with photography 
and film side projects. Assistants need to be flexible and comfortable 
moving from one site to another every week or so and living in shared 
dormitory housing. Field technician must be available for 1-2 days prior 
to field season to come to Clemson, SC to fill out appropriate paperwork 
and training. Qualifications: Candidate must have a BS in 
ecology/biology/wildlife or demonstrate an interest in this field of 
research. Additionally he/she should be in good physical condition and 
have an ability to survey for long periods of time in the early mornings 
and evenings in inclement weather with biting bugs and alligators. The 
ability to identify marsh bird by sight and sound (especially) is 
strongly preferred. The candidate should be comfortable with driving and 
trailering a boat in tidal marsh (or be willing to learn). Strong 
preference will be given to candidates that are personable, easy-going, 
and have a good sense of humor; as well as those that are able to 
communicate effectively with federal /state officials and private 
landowners. To apply: please email a cover letter, CV/resume and contact 
info for 3 references to (EM: nroach AT clemson.edu).

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING INTERNSHIP – Organization: Point Blue 
Conservation Science (formerly PRBO). Location: Marin County, CA.


Intern needed to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring project 
at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the California 
coast, in Marin County. Since 1997 we have been studying the densest 
breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls. Fieldwork includes 
determining site occupancy, nesting status and reproductive success. The 
intern will participate in inventory surveys at new locations and will 
also be responsible for data entry. The intern will become proficient in 
field protocols for monitoring Spotted Owls, orienteering, and owl 
identification. 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 
can take place on evenings and weekends. Applicants must be willing to 
work and hike at night, although much of the field work is done during 
daylight hours. Applicants should be physically fit and able to hike 
long distances through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. 
Participants must be able to work independently as well as with a 
partner. A functioning pair of binoculars and sturdy hiking boots are 
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). Any use of personal vehicles for work will be reimbursed. 
The intern is needed from March 3 to June 30. Local housing is provided. 
This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend to offset 
living expenses while on the project ($1400 per month, gross). Submit 
applications via email/mail including a letter of interest describing 
previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact 
information for three references to RENEE CORMIER, Point Blue’s 
Palomarin Field Station, P.O. Box 1157, Bolinas, CA 94924 (PH: 
415-868-0655 ext. 316; EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org).

AVIAN/EDUCATION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP: The Sutton Center, located about 40 
minutes north of Tulsa near Bartlesville, Oklahoma , currently has 
internships available 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 show production. We provide modest housing 
and a monthly stipend. 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). The application deadline is 28 
February 2014. Anyone is welcome to apply.

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, 2014. 
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: $600 to $700 per month stipend (depending on 
qualifications) plus housing. 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. 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. How to Apply: 
Mail resume' to: Intern Program, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, P.O. Box 198, 
Slatington, PA 18080. Email resume (Word or pdf) to (EM: lgnc AT 
ptd.net). 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 
January 15, 2014. Early applicants will have best chance of being 
accepted for internship. Position may be filled before deadline. 
Application deadline: April 30, 2014.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP – rail ecology (WV/VA) – The Division of 
Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching 
for 1-2 graduate students for a funded project to develop and implement 
acoustic, telemetry, genetic and toxicological studies of King and 
Clapper Rails in eastern Virginia. Masters or PhD students may be 
considered in any of these fields of study and the selection process 
will rely on finding students with a skill set that matches well with 
other team members. A basic description of the project is below; 
interested students with experience in at least one of these fields 
should send a cover letter, cv, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and 
the names of three references to the three following faculty: Dr. JAMES 
ANDERSON (EM: jim.anderson AT mail.wvu.edu), Dr. TODD KATZNER (EM: 
todd.katzner AT mail.wvu.edu), and Dr. AMY WELSH (EM: amy.welsh AT 
mail.wvu.edu). Distribution, differentiation and hybridization of king 
and clapper rails in eastern Virginia. King Rails and Clapper Rails are 
in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan and can be sympatric in areas of 
intermediate salinity in eastern Virginia. However, surveying for these 
species is challenging, as their calls are similar, they overlap in 
distribution, and because they can hybridize. Addressing conservation 
efforts toward the higher-priority king rail requires reliable 
information on its status, distribution, abundance and habitat use. This 
in turn requires a methodology to reliably identify the species in the 
field or through post-field analysis of the data collected. The 
overarching goal of this project is to develop and implement a mechanism 
to survey for, identify and estimate distribution and abundance of 
allopatric and sympatric breeding populations of king, clapper and 
hybrid rails in Virginia. This project will address the problem of 
distinguishing between king and clapper rails by ear by drawing on links 
between acoustic monitoring, genetics, morphology and ecology. Rails 
will be captured in the field and genetic, morphometric and toxicology 
samples will be taken from all rails captured. Captured rails will also 
be used as a foundation for telemetry and acoustic monitoring studies. 
The specific goals of our project are to: **Identify the distribution 
and abundance of king-clappers complex of species and hybrids. 
**Characterize habitat associations at multiple spatial scales of each 
of these species and their hybrids. **Develop acoustic and morphological 
mechanisms to identify king, clapper and hybrid rails. **Evaluate 
genetic distinctness of each species and their hybrids. **Evaluate 
contaminant loads (mercury and lead especially) and correlates of 
contaminant loads in rails in Virginia. Position is open until filled. 
The tentative starting date is August 2014. Students receive health 
insurance, tuition waiver and an annual assistantship (M.S. students 
($16,536) Ph.D. students ($19,848)).

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION – rail ecology (WV/VA). The Division of 
Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching 
for a postdoctoral research fellow to participate in a funded project to 
develop and implement acoustic, telemetry, genetic and toxicological 
studies of King and Clapper Rails in eastern Virginia. Applicants with a 
PhD or near to finishing may be considered in any of these fields of 
study and the selection process will rely on finding students with a 
skill set that matches well with other team members. A basic description 
of the project is below; interested candidates with substantial 
experience in at least one of these fields should send a cover letter, 
cv and the names of three references to the three following faculty: Dr. 
JAMES ANDERSON (EM: jim.anderson AT mail.wvu.edu), Dr. TODD KATZNER (EM: 
todd.katzner AT mail.wvu.edu), and Dr. AMY WELSH (EM: amy.welsh AT 
mail.wvu.edu). Distribution, differentiation and hybridization of king 
and clapper rails in eastern Virginia. King Rails and Clapper Rails are 
in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan and can be sympatric in areas of 
intermediate salinity in eastern Virginia. However, surveying for these 
species is challenging, as their calls are similar, they overlap in 
distribution, and because they can hybridize. Addressing conservation 
efforts toward the higher-priority king rail requires reliable 
information on its status, distribution, abundance and habitat use. This 
in turn requires a methodology to reliably identify the species in the 
field or through post-field analysis of the data collected. The 
overarching goal of this project is to develop and implement a mechanism 
to survey for, identify and estimate distribution and abundance of 
allopatric and sympatric breeding populations of king, clapper and 
hybrid rails in Virginia. This project will address the problem of 
distinguishing between king and clapper rails by ear by drawing on links 
between acoustic monitoring, genetics, morphology and ecology. Rails 
will be captured in the field and genetic, morphometric and toxicology 
samples will be taken from all rails captured. Captured rails will also 
be used as a foundation for telemetry and acoustic monitoring studies. 
The specific goals of our project are to: **Identify the distribution 
and abundance of king-clappers complex of species and hybrids. 
**Characterize habitat associations at multiple spatial scales of each 
of these species and their hybrids. **Develop acoustic and morphological 
mechanisms to identify king, clapper and hybrid rails. **Evaluate 
genetic distinctness of each species and their hybrids. **Evaluate 
contaminant loads (mercury and lead especially) and correlates of 
contaminant loads in rails in Virginia. Position is open until filled. 
The tentative starting date is August 2014. Salary is competitive and 
depends on experience.

SPOTTED OWL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS – Job location: near Georgetown, CA. Job 
Description: 2 research assistants are needed for a long-term population 
and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted Owl in the Sierra 
Nevada mountains of California. Positions begin May 5, and will last 
until August 22, 2014. The pay rate is $12.63-$14.00/hr (depending on 
experience) with a typical work week of 40 hours. Field housing will be 
provided, but frequent camping is required during the work week. 
Successful applicants will assist in surveying for owls, resighting 
color bands, banding, and assessing reproduction on spotted owls. 
Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk long distances in 
steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to work alone and 
off-trail at night, be confident navigating unfamiliar terrain with a 
map and compass, have excellent hearing, be able to identify the colors 
of bird bands, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles. A nearly 
spotless driving record is required. Assistants may be required to work 
on other projects related to spotted owls within the study area as 
needed. Field crews must work and live cooperatively. Applicants with a 
B.S. in wildlife, biology, or related fields and/or having related 
experience are preferred. The application deadline is 24 January, 2014. 
To apply, please send a cover letter, and resume including at least 
three references with contact information, all in a single file, to 
WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu). The University of Wisconsin 
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MSC POSITION IN SEABIRD ECOLOGY, investigating colony attendance and 
behaviour of prospecting Crested Auklets at Gareloi Island, Alaska. 
Applicants should have a BSc in biology or related field, experience 
handling and banding birds, demonstrated field experience, and a 
willingness to work in a remote location for extended time periods. 
Applicants must be available to start May 2014. Please send a CV, 
transcripts, contact information for 3 references (who can speak to your 
academic performance and/or field abilities), and a cover letter by 
March 15, 2014 to: Dr. HEATHER MAJOR, Department of Biology (Saint 
John), University of New Brunswick, (EM: heather.major AT unb.ca)

VOLUNTEER SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN – Location: Remote locations along the 
James Bay coast, Ontario, Canada. Duration: Full-time volunteer position 
(40 hrs/week) with a minimum 3-week commitment. Number of Openings: 5-8. 
Job Type: Technician. Job Description:
We are seeking 5-8 individuals to assist with field studies at shorebird 
field camps at remote locations along the James Bay coast in northern 
Ontario, Canada. We are collecting data to assist with the conservation 
of shorebirds staging at coastal zones along James Bay. Regular duties 
include conducting counts and behavioural observations of shorebirds, 
sampling of benthic invertebrates, assisting with camp chores, and 
depending on the site, trapping, banding and radio-tagging of 
shorebirds. Counts and sampling are conducted on foot and require walks 
of 10-20 km per day. Volunteers should expect to share in all camp-life 
tasks which may take as long as 2 hours per day (i.e., cooking, 
cleaning, collecting and filtering water). This is an excellent 
opportunity to gain additional field experience in a remote setting. 
This is a full-time volunteer position (40 hrs/week) with a minimum 
3-week commitment. Shared, rustic field housing is the only option, as 
participants are flown to remote camps via helicopter on a roughly 
2-week rotation. All expenses are reimbursed up to $1,000 (CAD). We are 
looking for volunteers to start mid-July 2014, with opportunities to 
participate until the first week of September, 2014. Maximum 4 weeks in 
camp. Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a recent graduate with a 
BSc in a biology related field that has strong shorebird ID skills, is 
familiar with bird counting techniques, detail-oriented, responsible, 
motivated, and in good physical condition. Must be comfortable working 
in remote situations, in shallow water, mud, and with biting insects. 
The field camps will be located along the Ontario coastline of James 
Bay, so participants must have good interpersonal skills and be 
comfortable sharing living quarters in a remote situation with a small, 
3-4 person crew. Once at the camps, the ability to leave, outside of 
scheduled flights is difficult and expensive. To Apply: Applicants will 
be screened, interviewed, and hired as applications are received. If 
interested, please send your (1) cover letter detailing any experience 
with shorebird ID, shorebird banding, telemetry work, invertebrate 
sampling, and living in remote situations, (2) resume and (3) contact 
information for 3 references to CHRISTIAN FRIIS (EM: christian.friis AT 
ec.gc.ca). Please send all documents in one pdf named: 
2014_LastName.pdf. We thank all applicants for taking the time to apply, 
and regret that we can only contact successful candidates.

LOON PROJECT IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN requires 2-3 outdoor-loving, 
physically fit interns to assist in a 21-year ongoing investigation of 
territorial behavior of common loons. Applicants should be available for 
period 15 May – 10 August 2014, although starting later in May might be 
feasible, if necessary. Interns will visit study lakes via solo canoe to 
identify loons from colored leg bands, observe and record territorial 
and breeding behavior, and locate and GPS nests. Late in the season, 
they will help with nocturnal capture and marking of adults and chicks. 
Successful applicants must have their own car, be in good physical shape 
and able to swim well, have good hearing and vision (no color-blindness, 
please!), have a strong work ethic, be meticulous about taking notes, be 
able to work with others or alone, and have a love of outdoor 
conditions. Experience with bird identification, canoes, and motorboats 
helpful but not essential. Housing, stipend of $2000 per month, and 
mileage reimbursement on site ($0.55 per mile at current rate) provided. 
E-mail no later than 15 Feb. a resume and list of 3+ references to Dr. 
WALTER PIPER at Chapman University (Orange, CA) at (EM: wpiper AT 
chapman.edu). For more info about the study, see web page at: 
http://www.loonproject.org

BACHMAN’S SPARROW TECHNICIAN – Location: Southeastern North Carolina. 
Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2014. Job Description: One field assistant needed for Bachman’s Sparrow 
project in SE North Carolina. The project is funded by the North 
Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to study Bachman's sparrows on 
private and public lands, with the primary interest of investigating the 
effects of fragmentation on dispersal dynamics, reproductive ecology, 
and occupancy. Position starts approximately April 1 and ends July 31, 
with the possibility of extending into August. Main duties include 
mist-netting and color-banding sparrows, attaching transmitters and 
radio-tracking birds, spot mapping, conducting point counts, 
nest-searching, and gathering vegetation data. Work transportation, pair 
of binoculars and shared field housing will be provided. For more 
information on our research group at NCSU, please visit: 
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~moorman/grads.htm Qualifications: A strong 
interest in avian ecology and conservation, self-motivation, ability to 
maintain a positive attitude, and the desire to spend long hours in the 
field are required. Applicant should be physically fit and able to 
tolerate a challenging work environment (high heat and humidity, biting 
insects, poisonous plants and snakes). Must be able to work 
independently or with a partner, and be comfortable living in close 
quarters. Applicant should be comfortable with visual and auditory bird 
identification, handling birds, and possess the ability to visually 
identify color-banded individuals. Ability to use 4-wheel drive vehicle 
and prior experience with radio-telemetry and nest searching is a plus. 
To apply send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 
three references (name, title, phone number and email address) in one 
PDF document to JASON WINIARSKI (EM: jmwiniar AT ncsu.edu). The review 
of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is 
filled. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Location: San Juan Island, Washington State. 
Duration: 15 April – 25 July 2014. Job Type: seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 21 Feb 2014. Job Description: Field technician needed for 
Western Bluebird monitoring and reintroduction project on San Juan 
Island, WA. This position offers an exceptional opportunity to learn and 
experience island ecology in the Pacific Northwest and includes housing 
at Friday Harbor Labs, a marine lab run by the University of Washington. 
Primary duties will include: searching for bluebirds, monitoring nests, 
identifying color-banded birds, feeding birds and maintaining aviaries 
prior to their release, trapping and banding, investigating reported 
sightings and coordinating observations from volunteers. Position runs 
from 15 April 2014 – 25 July 2011. Pay rate is approximately $1,500/mo + 
housing (some meals may be included). Qualifications: Ideal candidates 
will have good birding skills, a strong interest in avian research and 
conservation, and a good driving record. The majority of work is on 
private land and excellent communication skills are required. Applicants 
must be willing to work long hours, and most work days will begin at 
sunrise. To Apply: Application deadline is 21 February, but applications 
will be evaluated as they are received. To apply, send a single document 
that includes a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and phone 
numbers of three references to: GARY L. SLATER, Ecostudies Institute; 
(EM: glslater AT ecoinst DOT org).

FIELD TECHNICIAN – Location: South Puget Sound, Washington State. 
Duration: 15 April – 1 August 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 21 Feb 2014. Job Description: Field technician needed for 
project monitoring Western Bluebirds in South Puget Sound, WA. This 
position offers an exceptional opportunity to learn about restoration 
and management in the endangered oak-prairie ecosystem. Primary duties 
will include: checking nestboxes, monitoring bluebird nests, assisting 
with translocations, identifying color-banded birds, investigating 
reported sightings and coordinating observations from volunteers. 
Position runs from 15 April 2014 – 1 August 2014. Pay rate is 
approximately $2,000/mo. Housing is not included and technician will 
need to find housing near Olympia, WA. Qualifications: Ideal candidates 
will have good birding skills, a strong interest in avian research and 
conservation, and a good driving record. The majority of work will take 
place on an active military base (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) and must be 
comfortable in such a regulated situation. Applicants must be willing to 
work long hours, and most work days will begin at sunrise. To Apply: 
Application deadline is 21 February, but applications will be evaluated 
as they are received. To apply, send a single document that includes a 
cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of 
three references to: GARY L. SLATER, Ecostudies Institute; (EM: glslater 
AT ecoinst DOT org).


Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 9, 2014
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:02:09 -0500
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AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST at NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Website: 
http://www.ncwildlife.org/ Location: southeast NC. Duration: 5 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2014. Job Description: 
The successful applicant will assist with conducting point count, line 
transect, mist-netting, and vegetation surveys for birds associated 
primarily with longleaf pine and bottomland habitats in southeastern NC. 
The duration of the position will be April 1-September 1, 2014. Some 
duties will require working independently in remote field locations, 
which may include hot, humid weather and biting insects. Rent-free field 
housing with limited amenities may be available; however, the applicant 
should be prepared to provide their own housing in southeastern NC. Pay 
will be $517.20/week, and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. Work weeks 
typically average 40 hours Monday-Friday, possibly more early in the 
season. Travel to various field locations will be required. A vehicle 
and other necessary equipment will be provided. Qualifications: A 2-year 
degree in Wildlife Biology or related field is required, Bachelor’s 
degree or higher preferred. The ability to identify southeastern birds 
by sight and voice are essential, especially birds associated with 
longleaf pine and bottomland habitats. Previous experience piloting a 
canoe/kayak, and conducting point count, line transect, and mist-netting 
surveys is desired. Experience working with Microsoft Office, ArcMap, 
and GPS units will also be helpful. Good organizational skills and 
personal motivation are a must. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 
3 references to: JOHN CARPENTER Wildlife Diversity Biologist (PH: 
910-742-7231 (mobile) EM: john.carpenter AT ncwildlife.org), 1906 Perry 
Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403. Email applications are preferred. Email or 
call during business hours with any questions.

SEASONAL GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER TECHNICIAN at University of Tennessee. 
Location: Cumberland Mountains, TN. Duration: Approx. 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2014. Job Description: This is the 2nd summer of research for a M.S. 
thesis studying Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) breeding ecology in the 
southernmost part of their range. GWWAs are an early successional 
species; research for this project is conducted on reclaimed strip mines 
and clearcut areas managed with fire and herbicide in a mountainous 
area. Research will begin around April 20-25, hopefully right when the 
male GWWAs first start defending territories in TN. Work will continue 
until about the middle of July or until all of the necessary data is 
collected. Work load will vary depending on time of the season but will 
always be above 40 hours a week. The most strenuous time will be when 
females first start building nests, shortly after the field season 
starts. During this time (2-3 weeks), nest searching will take place 
~10-12 hours a day, every day that weather permits. Poor weather will 
usually dictate which days we don't work, therefore expect to work 5-7 
days a week (average 6). Salary will be $1,500/month plus free field 
housing. Opportunities/Responsibilities during the season will most 
likely include: -Limited capture and banding/color-banding of GWWA 
adults and nestlings -Searching for GWWA nests -Color-band re-sighting 
and male GWWA territory mapping -Radio-transmitter attachment to 
nestling GWWAs -Radio-tracking juvenile GWWA to determine post-fledging 
use areas and survival -Point counts -Vegetation surveys -Upkeep of 
field housing -Minimal daily data entry Hazards/Inconveniences: 
-Mountainous, Physically-demanding Terrain (2,000-3,000 ft elevation) 
-Venomous snakes -Hot and humid conditions -Long, variable work days 
(40-70+ hours/week), early start (~5am) -Ticks and other insects 
-Patches of thick shrubs/brambles -Significant travel time to and from 
field sites (30min to 2hours per day) Field Housing: -2 relatively nice 
camper trailers -Campground of Cove Lake State Park, TN -Pool, 
basketball/tennis/volleyball courts, on a lake -30min from Knoxville, TN 
and campus of University of Tennessee Qualifications: Applicants must 
have completed an Ornithology Course at the University level and be 
strong in their bird ID skills and knowledge of general Avian Ecology. 
Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, dependable, and able to 
live/work amicably with 4 other people. Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience: -Identifying early successional forbs, 
grasses, and woody plants -Nest-searching -Conducting Point 
Counts/Territory Mapping/Re-sighing color bands -Driving a manual 
transmission truck/vehicle -Working independently/in groups in a field 
research setting To Apply: Submit a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and 3 
references in a single .pdf (preferred) or .doc(x) file to (EM: jlehman1 
AT utk.edu) by January 31, 2014. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and the hiring process will most likely begin before the 
application deadline. Email (EM: jlehman1 AT utk.edu) or call (PH: 
507-696-0085) if you have any questions about the project.

PHD STUDENT at University of Florida. Location: Gainesville, FL and 
Homestead, FL Duration: approximately 5 yr. Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2014. Job Description: PhD position in 
wildlife ecotoxicology, studying effects of methylmercury contamination 
on reproduction in free ranging long legged wading birds in the 
Everglades of Florida. Research will involve field collection of 
contamination and reproductive data, modeling strength of effects, and 
performing risk analysis for a regional population exposed to differing 
contamination regimes. Stipend, tuition and field research funds are 
provided, dependent upon annual grant renewals. Qualifications: 
Applicants must have MS degree in biology, wildlife, ecotoxicology or 
related field, and interest and experience in ecotoxicological research. 
Preferred candidates will also have previous field experience with some 
wildlife species, evidence of quantitative expertise (eg, statistical or 
ecological modeling, risk analysis), and publications submitted or 
published from MS research. To apply, send CV, letter of interest, 
unoffficial GRE scores and GPA, contact information for three references 
and samples of writing to Dr. PETER FREDERICK (EM: pfred AT ufl.edu) by 
15 March 2014. Position starts in fall semester (August) 2014.

SCRUB-JAY RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Website: http://myfwc.com/research/ Location: Ocala National 
Forest, Florida. Duration: 5-6 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2014. Job Description: Assistant needed to work on 
study of the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay in the Ocala National Forest 
during winter–spring 2014. Some flexibility in start and end dates. 
Duties include trap taming wild scrub-jays, color banding, territory 
mapping, finding nests, and conducting post-reproductive surveys during 
June-July. Assistant may occasionally assist with other projects, 
monitoring Southeastern American Kestrel nests. Pay is dependent upon 
experience and qualifications, but typically ranges from 
$12.50–15.00/hr. Applicants with advanced skills may be hired at a 
higher rate. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in 
birds and previous field biology experience. Excellent driving record, 
ability to drive manual transmission vehicle, ability to identify color 
bands, ability to identify birds in the field by sight and sound, 
careful attention to detail, and tolerance to heat and humidity are 
required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience 
banding birds and experience with organizing and managing data in Excel, 
Access, or ArcGIS. To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of 
interest, a resume, and the names, email addresses, and current phone 
numbers of 3 references to: DR. KARL MILLER (EM: karl.miller AT 
myfwc.com), or mail to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission, Wildlife Research Laboratory, 1105 SW Williston Road, 
Gainesville, FL 32601. Email is preferred; please put SCRUB JAY JOB in 
the subject line of your email. IMPORTANT: Please specify your dates of 
availability. Applications reviewed as received.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at USGS, Snake River Field Station. Location: 
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, OR. Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 17 Jan 
2014. Job Description: Three avian field technicians needed to survey 
songbirds in riparian areas of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in 
southern Oregon and Sheldon NWR in northern Nevada. The 3 technicians, 
plus a field crew leader, will be stationed at Hart Mountain 
headquarters, a remote and scenic area. Successful applicants will be 
hired as Biological Science Technicians, GG-06, at $16.73/hr, and will 
be full-time, temporary employees of DOI, USGS, Snake River Field 
Station, Boise, ID. The length of appointment is 5/12/14 through 
8/23/14. Temporary appointments such as these do not include health 
insurance, or life insurance, but incumbents will be covered by the 
Social Security Retirement system. The work will consist of early 
morning songbird surveys and vegetation sampling. Work will include long 
days, hiking over rugged terrain, driving 4-wheel drive vehicles, and 
navigating in a remote landscape with GPS units and GIS software, and 
may involve camping at remote sites for 5-10 consecutive days. Field 
conditions involve exposure to wind, dust, extreme heat and cold, and 
hiking at high elevations (5,000 – 8,000 feet). Electronic entry of 
field data using PCs will be required. A trailer will be available at 
base camp, but overnight camping in a personal sleep tent will often be 
necessary. 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, PLUS at least 3 months of 
field work experience surveying songbirds. We are particularly 
interested in applicants with a strong work ethic, proven ability to 
live and work in remote areas under rugged conditions, and experience in 
identifying songbirds by ear. To Apply: Please send requests for more 
information to Dr. SUSAN EARNST, (PH: 208-426-5209, EM: susan_earnst AT 
usgs.gov). Send application materials by email or mail to SUSAN EARNST 
(EM: susan_earnst AT usgs.gov) and MICHELLE SCHATZ (EM: michelle_schatz 
AT usgs.gov), USGS-Biological Resources Division, Forest & Rangeland 
Ecosystem Science Center, 777 NW 9th St., Suite 400, Corvallis, OR 
97330. Include the following in your application: a) reference to Job# 
SRFS-14-002; b) letter of interest indicating availability for the field 
season; c) resume, including professional experience, especially 
evidence that you meet the qualifications (see above); d) when listing 
professional experience, be sure to indicate exact starting and ending 
dates, bird-related duties, and hours worked per week, to verify that 
you meet the qualifications; e) copies of academic transcripts, 
unofficial transcripts are acceptable; f) list of 3 references and their 
contact information. Applications must be received by January 17, 2014.


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MARSH BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN – Location: Coastal Georgia. Job type: Full 
time seasonal. Application deadline: 31 Jan 2014. Description: Field 
technician (1) needed for a study on how coastal marsh birds will 
respond to sea level rise in Georgia coastal wetlands. Several species 
are of interest with an emphasis on Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails. 
The goal of the project is to estimate how these species’ distributions 
will be affected by habitat changes caused by sea level rise. Fieldwork 
will be conducted in salt marshes on the Georgia coast from 1 April – 31 
July 2014. Fieldwork will consist of call-broadcast surveys for 
secretive marsh birds conducted by boat (both motorboat and kayak), nest 
searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, and potentially 
radiotelemetry work. In addition to survey work, the technician will be 
expected to drive and trailer an 18’ boat, maintain field equipment, and 
enter data. Technician will be part of a larger team of 4 people, but on 
a day-to-day basis, will be teamed up with the graduate student on the 
project. Salary: Approximately $1500/month through the University of 
Georgia. Housing will be provided. Qualifications: Only applicants with 
prior field experience will be considered. We are seeking an 
enthusiastic and organized person with a strong work ethic. Must be 
willing to: work long hours starting very early in the morning in 
difficult conditions (heat, biting insects, mud); navigate unfamiliar 
terrain using a GPS; live in communal housing and possibly some tent 
camping; be physically capable of walking through muddy wetlands with 
dense vegetation; and have a positive attitude and work well with a team 
and individually. Experience with call-broadcast surveys for marsh birds 
is highly preferred – must be able to identify birds by sound. In 
addition to the qualifications listed above, the following experiences 
are preferred (but not necessary): driving small to medium sized boats, 
nest searching in dense vegetation, mist-netting and radio-telemetry, 
estimating distances to sounds and objects, and using ArcGIS or similar 
software. Application: To apply, send a cover letter (max 1 page) 
detailing your interest in the project and relevant experiences, a 
resume or CV, and 2-3 references (email and phone) who are familiar with 
your field experience to ELIZABETH HUNTER (EM: eahunter AT uga.edu)..

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (2) - Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is 
seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts along the 
Dolores River in northeast Utah. The position will run from May 5th thru 
mid-July (with the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data). Surveys are located on public and private lands. 
Technicians will attend a mandatory, week-long 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 northeastern Utah 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. As survey locations occasionally fall on 
both sides of the river, successful applicants will be required to use 
an inflatable kayak to access both river banks. Primitive camping, often 
without phone service or facilities will be required and some overnight 
backcountry travel may be necessary. Compensation: Salary range is $440 
-$550 per week depending on experience, reimbursement for project 
related driving and some recreational travel, and approximately $100 per 
week in camping and lodging reimbursements. 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, the ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound, 
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, kayaking and backcountry navigation. Applicants with personal 
4WD vehicles are particularly encouraged to apply; however, RMBO may 
rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles. 
To apply, email a cover letter which describes your bird identification 
skills and experience and dates of availability along with a resume and 
contact information for at least three references as a single document 
to: NICK VAN LANEN (EM: nick.vanlanenATrmbo.org). I will begin reviewing 
applications in early January 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.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (several) - Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory 
(RMBO) is seeking experienced field biologists (several) to conduct 
point counts throughout the state of Wyoming. The position will run from 
May 12 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. Technicians will attend a mandatory 
paid training prior to beginning field work. Upon successful completion 
of training, technicians will work both independently (approximately ľ 
of the season) and with a partner (approximately Ľ 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. Compensation: Salary range of $440 
-$550 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 
most 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 experience 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 in the first week of January 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.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (1) – National Park Service, Northern Colorado 
Plateau Network. Job Description: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) 
is seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts 
throughout the National Park Service Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory 
and Monitoring Network. The position will run from early May – early 
July 2014 (With the possibility for continued employment entering and 
proofing data). Surveys are located in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and 
Arizona. Technicians will be expected to attend a mandatory paid 
training prior to beginning field work. The seven day training will be 
held in Western Colorado 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 the study area by sight and sound upon successful completion of 
training, and should expect to hike off-trail regularly in steep, rugged 
terrain. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities, 
and some overnight backcountry travel will be required. Compensation: 
$440-$550/week depending on experience, reimbursement for project 
related driving and some recreational travel, and up to $100/week in 
camping and lodging reimbursement. Positions will be filled as suitable 
applicants are found. Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, 
physically fit, enjoy travel and expect to work long hours in the field. 
Applicants must be able to work and make decisions independently, 
prioritize work-loads with changing field conditions, and follow 
detailed protocols. Applicants should be comfortable hiking long 
distances, working in rugged sometimes remote locations, driving long 
distances (often on unpaved or 4wd roads), and spending multiple days 
alone in the field. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 
binoculars, camping gear, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm are 
required. Desired qualifications include experience conducting bird 
surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to identify western 
bird species by sight and sound, experience camping, hiking long 
distances, navigating in the backcountry and working on private lands. 
To apply: Email a 1 page cover letter detailing your bird identification 
knowledge and experience and dates of availability, a 1-2 page resume, 
and contact information (phone and email) for 3 references as a single 
Word or pdf document titled "yourlastname-yourfirstname-Colorado-tech" 
to (EM: matthew.mclaren[at]rmbo.org). I will be out of the office until 
January 15th and will begin reviewing applications when I return.

GRADUATE STUDENTS – Dr. Lesley Bulluck in the Department of Biology at 
Virginia Commonwealth University (URL: http://www.has.vcu.edu/bio) 
invites applications from prospective graduate students for Spring 2014 
The successful applicant will collaborate on a project involving a 
conspecific attraction experiment with golden-winged warblers in the 
Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Competitive teaching assistantships, 
tuition waivers, and support for field work are available. VCU, located 
in Richmond, VA, is the largest public R1 university in Virginia and has 
an active and diverse Ecology and Evolution faculty that are engaged in 
research around the world. Successful applicants should have a BS in 
biology (or related field), GPA >3.3, GREs >1200, some prior avian 
research experience, an interest in developing quantitative skills, and 
a high level of self motivation. Especially desirable are applicants 
with prior experience with leading field crews and mist netting/banding 
of birds. Preferred applicants will have some formal experience with 
GIS. Interested persons should initially email a letter that summarizes 
their background, educational goals, and research interests, along with 
curriculum vitae (include GPA and GRE scores) with contact information 
for three references to Dr. LESLEY BULLUCK (EM: lpbulluck AT vcu.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but no more will be 
accepted after January 15.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (2 positions) at US Fish & Wildlife 
Service/Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/monomoy/ Location: Chatham, MA. Duration: Up 
to 6 months mid-April to September. Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: TBD. Job Description: The biological technician at 
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge will be responsible for conducting 
wildlife and vegetation surveys and management, documenting impacts of 
human use to resources of concern, minimizing disturbance, conducting 
interpretation, and working with partners. This position is stationed at 
Monomoy NWR in Chatham, MA where government housing (dormitory) is 
available. Conduct surveys to monitor nesting common, Least and Roseate 
terns, American Oystercatchers and Piping Plovers; install/maintain 
seasonal closures to minimize disturbance to wildlife and habitat; 
conduct counts of staging terms and re-sight color-banded roseate terns; 
assist with other projects on the Refuge including saltmarsh integrity, 
nano tag project, and other duties as assigned; collect data on 
human-wildlife interactions, particularly disturbance to nesting terns, 
oystercatchers and piping plovers; Assist with writing annual field 
seasonal reports and enter data into excel spreadsheets; conduct roving 
interpretation and interact frequently with Refuge visitors; work 
closely with other conservation partners on Monomoy such as stranding 
teams to recover tangled or injured seals or sea turtles; inventory 
native plants and map nonnative invasive plants. Qualifications: You 
must be available on mid-April to September for 6 months, have an 
undergraduate degree, some knowledge of visual bird identification, 
interest in birds, ability to work in inclement weather. Must be a US 
Citizen and have a valid state drivers license. To Apply: Job will be 
announced via USAJobs.gov. Upon announcement on USAJobs, this posting 
will be updated with a link.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at US Fish & Wildlife Service/Nantucket 
National Wildlife Refuge. Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nantucket/ 
Location: Nantucket Island, MA. Duration: Up to 6 months mid-April to 
mid-October. Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal. Application Deadline: TBD. 
Job Description: The biological technician at Nantucket National 
Wildlife Refuge will be responsible for conducing wildlife and 
vegetation surveys and management, documenting impacts of human use to 
resources of concern, minimizing disturbance, conducting interpretation, 
and working with partners. This position is stationed on Nantucket 
Island, and shared cottage housing may be available. Conduct surveys for 
nesting piping plovers, common, least and roseate terns, and monitor any 
nesting pairs; conduct counts of staging terns and resight color-banded 
roseate terns; monitor seal haul-out sites, resight tagged seals, and 
coordinate with stranding ter’s to recover tangled or injured seals; 
collect data on human-wildlife interactions, particularly disturbance on 
staging terns; inventory native plants and map non-native invasive 
plants; collect data on public use, including number of people and 
recreational activities; install/maintain seasonal closures to minimize 
disturbance to wildlife and habitat; conduct roving interpretation and 
interact frequently with Refuge visitors; develop and implement outreach 
campaign to educate public about staging terns; work closely with other 
conservation partners on Nantucket; assist with writing annual field 
season reports and enter data into excel spreadsheets. Qualifications: 
You must be available on mid-April to mid-October for 6 months, have an 
undergraduate degree, previous experience working with coastal birds, 
ability to work in inclement weather. Must be a US Citizen and have a 
valid state drivers license. The ability to work with the public in a 
professional manner; the ability to work with minimal supervision; 
ability to hike long distances over rough terrain carrying 25 pounds; 
and enthusiasm. Past experience in cottontail pellet surveys, acoustic 
bat surveys, waterfowl identification, plant identification, GPS and GIS 
and an academic background in wildlife, zoology, or related fields are 
preferred but not required To Apply: Job will be announced via 
USAJobs.gov. Upon announcement on USAJobs, this posting will be updated 
with a link.

SEASONAL STAFF BIOLOGIST (MOJAVE DESERT) 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: 31 Jan 2014. 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, 
2014 through July 31, 2014. $2,000-$2,500/ 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 is 
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).

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN at FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Location: northeast FL. Duration: April 21, 2014-June 27, 
2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 7 Feb 2014. Job 
Description: Technician needed to assist with Seaside Sparrow and Marsh 
Wren project in Florida. Technician will be a seasonal employee with the 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technician will 
conduct point counts from a boat in historical nesting areas in the 
tidal salt marshes of Northeast Florida. Technician will also 
participate in habitat sampling and data entry. Position may also 
include nest searching and monitoring. Position requires some travel 
between field sites and occasional visits to the main office in 
Gainesville, FL. Pay is ~$1900/month (pre-tax), no benefits. Housing may 
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 coastal experience and experience with boats and trailers 
highly preferred. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 
references to AMY SCHWARZER (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). 
Applications reviewed as received. Last date to apply: February 7, 2014.

BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP positions 1 May - 31 October 2014. The Klamath 
Bird Observatory (URL: http://www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking highly 
motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird 
monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon 
and northern California during the breeding and fall migration seasons. 
Training and duties will include mist netting and banding songbirds, 
bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management, and other 
fieldwork support as called for. Non-field duties include study and 
discussion of banding and biology materials, equipment maintenance, 
field station upkeep, and data entry. Successful candidates will have a 
strong interest in birds and field biology, possess a positive and 
constructive attitude to cooperative work toward reaching project 
objectives, give priority to safety considerations, work and live 
harmoniously in close company with coworkers. Additional qualities 
sought include: ability to follow protocols precisely, be meticulous in 
collecting and recording data, be in good physical condition, possess 
excellent communication skills, be dedicated to study in spare time, 
have patience with short-notice schedule changes, be prepared to work 
long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (heat, cold, 
mosquitoes) and camp at remote sites on a regular basis, and have a 
valid Driver’s License (non-US citizens must obtain an Oregon Driver’s 
License; all candidates may be asked to provide driving record copy). 
Further preferred qualifications include good bird identification 
skills, mist net/banding experience, rough road driving and manual 
transmission vehicle experience. Training and operations will adhere to 
North American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical 
mist netting and banding and advanced ageing/sexing techniques. Rustic 
housing, a stipend of $750 per month, depending on qualifications and by 
mutual agreement, and transportation between study sites are provided. 
These are student volunteer internship positions and should not be 
considered employment. A minimum of three-month commitment required with 
six-month commitment preferred. These positions will involve long days 
filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and hopefully a lot 
of fun. Application deadline is ongoing until the positions have been 
filled. To apply, send cover letter (include dates of availability), 
resume, and contact information for three references to BOB FREY (EM: 
bif AT KlamathBird.org).

PAID FIELD INTERNSHIP IN NUTHATCH BEHAVIOR (1) to participate in a study 
of the behavioral ecology of the brown-headed nuthatch (Sitta pusilla). 
Location: Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida Duration: 
10 weeks from mid-February 2014 to early May 2014; applicants must 
commit to full 10-week field season. Job Type: Seasonal Application 
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2014 and will 
continue until the position is filled Project Description: Brown-headed 
nuthatches inhabit open pine forests throughout the southeastern United 
States. These cavity-nesting birds are cooperatively breeding birds, and 
this project investigates the evolution and function of cooperative 
behavior, specifically the function and benefit of helper individuals 
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, and re-sighting 
color-banded birds. 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 
an independent project that relates to the broader study of nuthatch 
behavior. Pay: A weekly stipend of $245 (total of $2450) and free 
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, 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. driver’s 
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 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”).

ORNITHOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS (1-2) needed late-April through 
early-August 2014 (approx. 3.0-3.5 months, starting date flexible) for a 
study investigating the effects of various types of forest management on 
breeding birds (primarily songbirds). Successful applicants will conduct 
breeding bird point-counts in a variety of forests and forest management 
areas in southern and central Illinois and do basic vegetation surveys 
at some survey points. Technicians may also deploy and manage automated 
trail/game cameras in an effort to quantify wild turkey and medium- to 
large-sized mammal activity. Qualifications: Applicants must be willing 
to work long hours outside under a variety of physically demanding (hot, 
humid, biting insects) field conditions and live in various field houses 
(provided) or stay in hotels (paid for). Applicants must have the 
ability to work well independently and in groups. Applicants must be 
detail-oriented and responsibly record and manage data collected in the 
field. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Preference will 
be given to applicants with prior experience conducting point-counts and 
doing vegetation surveys in forested ecosystems (eastern deciduous 
forests preferred). Rate of Pay: $1800-2500/mo (based on experience). 
Application: Deadline for applications is Monday, 10 March 2014. Please 
send via e-mail (preferred; j-hoover AT illinois.edu) or regular mail a 
cover letter explaining your interest in the job and relevant 
experience, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, addresses, and 
e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois 
Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820. 
Questions: contact JEFF HOOVER (EM: j-hoover AT illinois.edu; PH: 
217-244-2922).
Subject: Bird Jobs -- January 5, 2014
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SUMMER INTERNSHIP POSTINGS FROM MASS AUDUBON
EDUCATION INTERN – Location: Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, South 
Dartmouth, MA. Description: The Education Intern will work closely with 
Sanctuary staff and volunteers on environmental education and public 
outreach programs based out of the 695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary with some travel to other locations. 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 
environmental education. Responsibilities will include support for 
developing and leading programs and outreach focused on the Sanctuary’s 
ecological and stewardship projects. To reach this goal, the intern will 
have opportunities to participate in bird-monitoring projects, 
diamondback terrapin nest-searching, collecting water quality data, and 
monitoring barn swallow nest sites. A primary role will be to assist in 
providing instruction during children’s programs at the sanctuary and 
delivering outreach at community events. The intern will be responsible 
for developing at least one substantial, interactive visitor display as 
part of 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. 
Participation and development of an educational element at our August 
fundraiser, the Duck Derby, will also be part of this experience. 
Qualifications: Individuals with a background in environmental studies, 
youth education, outdoor/environmental day camp programming 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 3-5 days/week including weekends and our Duck Derby event. 
This position is open from May until the end of August.
LAND AND TRAILS INTERN – Location: Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, South 
Dartmouth, MA. Description: The Land and Trails Intern will work closely 
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, 
participation in wildlife management activities in shrubland and 
grassland habitats, assisting with trail-building and landscaping 
projects, leading volunteer groups, mentoring youth crews, and assisting 
with our summer fundraising event, the Duck Derby. Intern will be 
responsible for the care and use of various tools, equipment and 
gas-powered machinery. 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 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 and/or 
seeking experience in landscaping and resource management are encouraged 
to apply. Qualifications: Individuals with a background in environmental 
studies, botany, natural resource management, recreational science 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 while maintaining a 
positive attitude towards visitors and co-workers. 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. This position is open from 
May until the end of August.
WILDLIFE INTERN–Location: Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, South 
Dartmouth, MA. Description: The Wildlife Intern will work closely with 
Sanctuary staff and volunteers on several ecological projects in 
Dartmouth, MA and nearby locations. The 695 acre Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary encompasses a barrier beach, a large coastal salt pond, 
fields, and forested uplands at a rural location in southeastern 
Massachusetts. The internship will consist largely of ornithological and 
related field work and data management with opportunities for 
participation in education and outreach projects. Responsibilities 
include conducting breeding bird counts, surveying nesting sites for 
breeding coastal waterbirds, assisting with the osprey management 
program, monitoring Eastern bluebird and tree swallow nest boxes, and 
barn swallow nest sites, entering field data, assisting with public 
programs, and preparing and delivering hands-on environmental education 
at public events (including weekends). 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. This position is open from May until the end of August.
FOR ALL INTERNS: Benefits: This is an unpaid internship. Opportunities 
may be available to receive school credit. No housing provided. To 
inquire about this position, contact JENNIFER COSTA, (EM: jcosta AT 
massaudubon.org). TO APPLY, send cover letter, resume, and names of 
three references to: JENNIFER COSTA, Volunteer and Outreach Programs , 
Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 
South Dartmouth, Great Neck Sanctuary, Wareham, 1280 Horseneck Road, 
Westport, MA 02790 (PH: 508-636-2437, EM: jcosta AT massaudubon.org URL: 
http://www.massaudubon.org).

SIX (6) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and habitat 
surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 21 and July 23, 2014 for 
Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area 
searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Qualifications needed 
include experience identifying western birds by sight and sound; ability 
to collect field data under challenging conditions (heat, cold, remote 
sites); familiarity with western flora; working knowledge of MS Excel 
for data entry; valid drivers license and experience driving 4wd 
vehicles. Training workshop for all survey protocols will be provided, 
but prior bird identification skills a must. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition, as long hours in field will be required in sometimes 
difficult terrain. Ability to work independently and in remote locations 
is a must. Compensation: up to $2200/month (depending on experience). 
Housing will be provided in some areas, but remote camping will be 
required on a regular basis. To apply, please submit your resume and 
references by email (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

SHOREBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP – 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. Applicants must be in good physical shape and able 
to hike long distances on sand with heavy loads. 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. Position extends from April 14 - August 8, 2014 (some 
flexibility for the start and end date exists). Salary $215/week + 
possibility of housing. 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.

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP – New England salt marshes provide critical 
habitat for a number of plant and animal species, many of high 
conservation value. Interns will assist the Rhode Island National 
Wildlife Refuge Complex in monitoring salt-marsh breeding birds and 
overall salt-marsh ecological integrity. Responsibilities include marsh 
bird surveys, Saltmarsh Sparrow mist-netting and banding, nest searching 
and monitoring, as well as nekton and vegetation surveys. Experience 
with mist-netting songbirds, kayaking, eastern songbird identification 
and ornithology preferred. 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 
RHONDA SMITH, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to 
(EM: Rhonda_Smith AT fws.gov). Application deadline is February 1.

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. 
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 and 
vegetation 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. 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. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of 
three references to MASON CLINE (EM: mcline AT uga.edu). Applications 
will be considered as they are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT – SPRING BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT at Powdermill Nature 
Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Two BIRD BANDING ASSISTANTS 
needed to band passerines during spring migration (April 15th - June 
1st) at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of Western 
Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie Museum of 
Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (53 years) of being 
a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest in 
advanced methods in aging (with the emphasis on using molt limits) and 
sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 hour 
before sunrise. At least one assistant will be required to continually 
check mist nets for newly captured birds and quickly collect blood 
samples via brachial venipuncture. Other responsibilities will include 
assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net 
maintenance. Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn 
more about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website (URL: 
http://www.powdermillarc.org). POSITION DURATION & WORK HOURS: This is a 
seasonal position involving 1 to 1.5 months. Schedule is 6.5 hrs/day 
Tue-Sun starting 1/2 hour before sunrise (approximately 5:30am). 
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. To apply, visit 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to upload your cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for three references. After opening the website, 
click SEARCH JOBS to locate the FIELD ASSISTANT job posting. Once you've 
opened the job posting, click CREATE PROFILE. Please include an 
approximate number of birds banded and bled in your cover letter. If you 
have any questions on the application process, contact (EM: degrootel AT 
carnegiemuseums.org or employment AT carnegiemuseums.org). Applications 
will be accepted until 01/17/14, but interviews may begin as soon as 
suitable applicants are found. EOE

GRASSLAND BIRD CREW LEADER at The Nature Conservancy. Website: 
https://careers.nature.org/psp/P91HTNC_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL 

Location: Minnesota & Iowa. Duration: May 5, 2014 to August 6, 2014. Job 
Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2014. Job Description: One 
Seasonal Grassland Bird Crew Leader (GBCL) is needed to conduct surveys 
for grassland bird abundance/density and diversity in northwest 
Minnesota and northwest Iowa. Data collected will contribute to our 
knowledge of the influence of landscape context and habitat condition on 
the abundance of grassland birds. Start date is May 5, 2014 continuing 
through August 6, 2014. The GBCL will be paired with a technician for 
the summer. Primary job duties will include: supervising a field 
technician, supervising daily field operations, conducting bird surveys 
using area search/transects methods, collecting basic habitat condition 
and plant community assessments, interacting with public land managers 
and private landowners, and managing and proofing data. After an initial 
training period the crew will work independently to conduct the field 
work. Qualifications: Applicants should have good organizational and 
communication skills, enthusiasm for working outdoors in sometimes tough 
weather conditions and a valid driver’s license. Experience identifying 
birds by sight and sound is desirable. Pay will be $12-15/hour depending 
on experience. Housing and a vehicle for field work will be provided. To 
Apply: For questions about the position, contact MARISSA AHLERING, (EM: 
mahlerinATtnc.org, PH: 605-658-0209), but applications must be submitted 
online. Apply online under position number 41742. Cover letter, resume 
and contact information for 3 references required and should be uploaded 
as one document. Closing Date: January 26, 2014.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy. Website: 
https://careers.nature.org/psp/P91HTNC_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL 

Location: Minnesota & Iowa. Duration: May 12, 2014 to August 6, 2014. 
Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 26 Jan 2014. Job Description: 
One Seasonal Grassland Bird Technician (GBT) is needed to conduct 
surveys for grassland bird abundance/density and diversity in northwest 
Minnesota and northwest Iowa. Data collected will contribute to our 
knowledge of the influence of landscape context and habitat condition on 
the abundance of grassland birds. Start date is May 12, 2014 continuing 
through August 6, 2014. The GBT will be paired with a crew leader for 
the summer. Primary job duties will include: conducting bird surveys 
using area search/transects methods, collecting basic habitat condition 
and plant community assessments, and interacting with public land 
managers and private landowners. After an initial training period the 
crew will work independently to conduct the field work. Qualifications: 
Applicants should have good organizational and communication skills, 
enthusiasm for working outdoors in sometimes tough weather conditions 
and a valid driver’s license. Experience identifying birds by sight and 
sound is desirable. Pay will be $10-12/hour depending on experience. 
Housing and a vehicle for field work will be provided. To Apply: For 
questions about the position, contact Marissa Ahlering, 
mahlerinATtnc.org, 605-658-0209, but applications must be submitted 
online. Apply online under position number 41741. Cover letter, resume 
and contact information for 3 references required and should be uploaded 
as one document. Closing Date: January 26, 2014.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Website: 
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/ Location: Washington, 
D.C./MD/VA. Duration: 12 weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job Description: Skilled field technicians are 
needed between April-July for a comprehensive 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/default.cfm) and 
combines avian ecology, entomology, and citizen science to investigate 
food resources for breeding birds in suburban backyards with a focus on 
Carolina chickadees. Daily duties may include bird banding, point 
counts, behavioral observations, nest monitoring, insect/vegetation 
surveys, data entry, outreach and more. During the height of breeding 
season, applicants should expect long hours and a 6 days/ wk schedule. 
Visits to field sites will require daily commutes in sometimes busy DC 
traffic conditions. Housing in MD will be provided, and government 
vehicles will be used for daily travel. Salary will be commensurate with 
experience. Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: 1) the ability to 
work independently and keep meticulous organization and notes, 2) 
accurate color-vision, 3) demonstrated field experience in avian 
sampling methods, 4) ability to identify eastern birds (by sight and 
sound) and woody plants, 5) a valid driver’s license, and 6) the 
personality to positively interact with the public on a spontaneous (but 
regular) basis. Applicants with extensive experience handling birds 
(taking blood samples, target netting, color-banding, aging, nestling 
handling, etc) are especially encouraged to apply. To apply please send 
the following in a PDF or word document: 1) a letter of interest 
highlighting your relevant experience, bird/tree/insect identification 
ability, 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.

FIELD CREW LEADER- Snowy Plover Demographics and Road Mortality at SUNY 
College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Website: 
http://jcohenlab.weebly.com Location: Pensacola, FL. Duration: 4 months. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2014. Job Description: 
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is seeking one Field 
Crew Leader to assist a Ph.D. student studying wildlife road mortality 
and snowy plover population demographics at Gulf Islands National 
Seashore, FL. Position runs from approximately April 7-July 21. 
Responsibilities include: coordinating and conducting vehicle and foot 
surveys for vertebrate carcasses, identifying and photo-documenting road 
kill, deploying and monitoring experimental carcasses, searching for 
snowy plover nests and broods on foot, collect resights of color banded 
birds, capture and color band adults and chicks, participate in 
radiotagging snowy plover chicks, and radio-tracking chicks. Crew leader 
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 and ArcGIS. Crew leader 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. Crew leader will work cooperatively 
as part of a small team, and will be supervised by a PhD student. 
Additional duties include scheduling and coordinating field activities 
and data collection, supervising two technicians, working closely with 
National Park Service biologists to accomplish monitoring activities, 
organizing and error checking data, and supervising maintenance of field 
equipment. Wages are $480 per week, in addition to 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, in good 
physical condition, be able to walk 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 one year of experience working in the field 
is required for this position, with at least 3 months of that time in a 
supervisory capacity. Experience working with shorebirds or waterbirds, 
using optics, bird handling or banding, and collecting scientific data 
is required for this position. Radio-telemetry experience is 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 
January 17. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue 
until position is filled.

FIELD TECHNICIAN- Snowy Plover Demographics and Road Mortality at SUNY 
College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Website: 
http://jcohenlab.weebly.com Location: Pensacola, FL. Duration: 3.5-4 
months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
17 Jan /2014. Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and 
Forestry is seeking two field technicians to assist a Ph.D. student 
studying wildlife road mortality and snowy plover population 
demographics at Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL. One position is from 
approximately April 7-August 4 , and the second is from April 14-July 
18. 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 
and ArcGIS. 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 
January 17. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue 
until position is filled.

AVIAN MONITORING VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT at U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer.html Location: 
Kodiak, Alaska. Duration: 16 weeks. Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 20 Jan 2014. Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH 
ASSISTANT needed to assist with the bird monitoring and inventory 
program on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, AK between May 12-Sept. 5. 
The person selected will spend the first week in orientation, safety 
training, and preparation for field deployment. During the following 15 
weeks, the volunteer will have the opportunity to work on a variety of 
projects including at-sea surveys of marine birds, banding drives of 
molting sea ducks, and mist netting and banding landbirds. Monitoring 
tasks will include: recording observations of birds at sea from a small 
skiff; using kayaks and small skiffs to herd molting harlequin ducks and 
Barrow’s goldeneyes into nets for banding; and mist netting and banding 
landbirds. Field work is conducted primarily in June and August with 
biologists and volunteers living aboard the 48 foot refuge research 
vessel, the Ursa Major II. Data entry and editing, including some work 
with ArcGIS, is the major task in July and September, which will be 
spent at Refuge Headquarters in the town of Kodiak. Ideal candidates 
will have experience in conducting bird surveys, operating small skiffs, 
and have some data/GIS skills. The Fish and Wildlife Service will pay 
round-trip airfare to Kodiak from a U.S. city; provide shared housing 
while in Kodiak, and pay all field costs except personal clothing. A 
small daily living allowance is available while in the town of Kodiak. 
Mandatory training in bear awareness, watercraft operation, and aviation 
safety will be provided. Applicants must be able to arrive on Kodiak 
Island by May 12th. For additional information about volunteering in 
Kodiak, please visit our website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer.html. To apply, 
please email a single document with a cover letter addressing the above 
criteria, your resume, and email contacts for 3 references to LISA HUPP, 
Kodiak NWR Volunteer Coordinator (EM: lisa_hupp AT fws.gov; PH: 
907-487-0285) and ROBIN CORCORAN, Kodiak NWR Avian Biologist (EM: 
robin_corcoran AT fws.gov; PH: 907-487-0246). Please assemble all 
materials in a single document. APPLICATION PERIOD: January 2-January 
20; position may be filled as qualified applicants are identified. 
Applicants will be notified about decisions by February 28, 2013.

TECH AND INTERN POSITIONS for bird monitoring in Oregon Cascades at 
Oregon State University. Location: Andrews Forest, Blue River, OR. 
Duration: 2.5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2014. Job Description: Field crew leader 
(1), technician (1), and interns (2) needed for a long-term forest bird 
monitoring study at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest 
(http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?topnav=1) from 
approximately May to mid-July. The research project is done by the Betts 
landscape ecology lab at Oregon State University 
(http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm). Main duties include conducting 
avian point count surveys along transects through forests and on dirt 
roads, acoustic recordings, data entry and error checking. The project 
will also involve target netting to obtain fecal samples from birds for 
diet analyses. Additionally, a new hummingbird study will also start in 
the 2014 field season, which will involve hummingbird capturing and 
maintenance of feeder stations. All positions require hiking in 
mountainous terrain, travel on dirt roads by 4WD vehicle and mountain 
bike, early mornings, and working outside for extended periods in cold 
and wet conditions. Apartment-style housing is provided at the HJ 
Andrews with shared rooms. The field station is located in the 
Willamette National Forest near Blue River, OR and provides access to 
great hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming holes, and hot 
springs. Pay for crew leader is $2000/month, technician $1700/month and 
intern $600/month. Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit, 
motivated, organized, and comfortable working in remote areas alone or 
in a group. Ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is also 
necessary. Point count experience and identification skills of birds of 
the Pacific Northwest by sight and sound are necessary for crew 
leader/technician positions, as well as previous mist netting and 
bird-handling skills. The intern positions are intended for folks 
beginning in the field of ornithology that are interested in learning 
new skills and techniques. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for 3 references to SARAH FREY HADLEY (EM: 
hja.birds AT gmail.com). Send application materials as one document 
(word or pdf) that has your name in the document title. Please indicate 
which position(s) you would like to be considered for. The application 
deadline is February 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

BIRD MONITORING CREW LEADER at University of Delaware. Location: 
National Capital Region Network of National Parks, MD, VA, WV, and D.C. 
Duration: 3 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 
2014. Job Description: One highly motivated crew leader is needed from 1 
May to 31 July to oversee the implementation of the National Parks 
Service’s forest breeding bird monitoring protocol in the National 
Capital Region Network of National Parks. Work will include coordinating 
and conducting extensive bird point counts, and detailed field data 
collection and entry. Qualifications: Successful applicants must have 
demonstrable forest breeding songbird 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, be enthusiastic about early 
mornings and a rigorous field season, and have camping gear. The crew 
leader will be paid a salary of $480/week plus free housing. Applicants 
must have prior bird point count experience and be capable of leading a 
field crew. To Apply: Please email a short cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for 3 references to ZACH LADI, (EM: zach AT 
udel.edu, PH: 561-301-3356). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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

SPRING MIGRATION FIELD INTERNS at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 
Location: Matagorda County, Texas. Duration: 17 March to 11 May 2014. 
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2014. Job Description: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking two 
independent and hard working research interns to band spring migrants. 
This is an opportunity to collect valuable 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. The Clive Runnells Family Mad Island Marsh Preserve is on 
the Northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Matagorda County, Texas. The 
preserve is part of an expansive coastal wetlands system on the 
mid-Texas coast that is home to nearly 250 migratory and resident bird 
species. Comfortable shared housing and a stipend of $425/ week will be 
provided. Qualifications: Bird banding assistants should have experience 
extracting songbirds from mist-nets. All qualified candidates will have 
the ability to work independently, good inter-personal skills, and 
meticulous data collection skills. Candidates will be expected to work 
long hours six to seven days a week. Daily data entry and data proofing 
will also be a part of the day-to-day work expectations. Candidates must 
be able to handle hot-humid conditions, biting insects, and a few 
venomous snakes. Applicants must be available for the duration of the 
project, have a valid driver’s license, and their own reliable vehicle 
to travel to the site. To Apply: Please send the following as one 
document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience 
and dates of availability, 2) a CV and 3) the names and contact 
information (e-mail and phone number) for three references that can 
attest to your experience and suitability for this position. Send 
application materials as one document to EMILY COHEN (EM: EMLCOHEN AT 
hotmail.com). Please put MAD ISLAND INTERN as the subject line of your 
email application. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
continue until the positions are filled.

KITTLITZ’S MURRELET SEABIRD NESTING ECOLOGY VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT 
– Location: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, AK. VOLUNTEER FIELD 
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed to assist with cooperative study of 
KITTLITZ'S MURRELET nesting ecology between May 12- Aug 15. Volunteers 
should have a positive attitude, be very fit, enjoy camping and 
strenuous hikes off-trail in mountainous terrain, and relish isolated 
duty in a challenging environment. Volunteers will spend the first 2 
weeks in orientation, safety training, and preparation for field 
deployment. During the following 8 - 12 weeks, volunteers and refuge 
biologists will conduct the study out of remote camps located in 
mountain valleys of southwestern Kodiak Island. Successful applicants 
should be prepared for a full-immersion wilderness experience during 
this time, including basic tent camps with no amenities and infrequent 
re-supply/mail flights (1-3 times per summer). The final weeks will be 
spent in Kodiak summarizing records and storing field gear. Learn more 
about the 2013 field season here: 
http://www.fws.gov/fieldnotes/regmap.cfm?arskey=34454 Study tasks will 
include: searching for nests on steep, rocky slopes, monitoring nesting 
biology primarily with digital game cameras, and habitat sampling around 
nest sites. Ideal candidates will have experience in conducting bird 
surveys or research, camping in extreme and isolated conditions, working 
in bear country, and have some GPS and/or GIS skills. Must have 
completed junior year of college and be a US resident to apply. The Fish 
and Wildlife Service will pay round-trip airfare to Kodiak; provide 
shared housing while in Kodiak, and pay all field costs except personal 
clothing. A small living allowance will be provided. Mandatory training 
includes: Firearms Safety, Bear Awareness, Aircraft Safety, and Aircraft 
Water Ditching and Survival (including a simulated plane crash in a 
pool). Applicants must be able to arrive on Kodiak Island by May 12 to 
participate in scheduled training. For additional information about 
volunteering in Kodiak, please visit our website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Kodiak/get_involved/volunteer.html To apply, 
please email a single document with cover letter addressing the above 
criteria, your resume, and phone numbers for 3 references to LISA HUPP, 
Kodiak NWR Volunteer Coordinator (EM: lisa_hupp AT fws.gov; PH: 
907-487-0285). Application period: December 19-January 13, 2014; 
position may be filled as qualified applicants are identified.

FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW TECHNICIANS (3) – Demographic Research 
Location: Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Kenansville, FL. 
Duration: 4-5 months (March 17-July 24, 2014). Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 20 January (or until filled). Job Description: 
Three technicians are needed for the demographic research of the 
critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow with the Florida Fish 
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (March 17 - July 24, 2014; one 
position may extend to mid-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. 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 and occasional assistance 
with concurrent avian research projects. Pay is $13.00/hr (40 hrs/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 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. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. 
To Apply: If interested, please send a brief cover letter, CV and the 
contact information for three professional references to (EM: 
Erin.Ragheb AT MyFWC.com). Applications will be accepted until the 
positions are filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD NEST CAMERA TECHNICIAN (1) – Location: Three Lakes 
Wildlife Management Area, Kenansville, FL. Duration: 3 months (April 
11-July 24, 2014). Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 20 January 
(or until filled). Job Description: One experienced nest camera 
technician needed to install and operate video surveillance cameras on 
grassland bird nests (April 11- July 24, 2014). This position is an 
extension to ongoing demographic research of the critically endangered 
Florida grasshopper sparrow by the Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission. The identification of specific predators of 
grassland birds in this system will provide much needed data and assist 
with urgent management decisions. This position is 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. Duties include: Finding and monitoring grassland bird nests, 
installing video surveillance systems at nests, maintaining and 
weatherproofing camera equipment and batteries, as well as downloading 
and analyzing video files. Other duties include re-sighting color-banded 
birds, conducting behavioral observations, and collecting nest habitat 
data. Pay is $13.00/hr (40hrs/week), with simple shared housing provided 
on site. Qualifications: Experience operating video surveillance 
equipment in a field setting and demonstrated ability to manage video 
data, as well as an ability to generate innovative solutions to 
technical issues as they arise. Candidates should also have experience 
searching for grassland nests and taking precautions to reduce risks to 
nesting birds and their delicate habitat. 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. Candidates must be 
authorized to work in the United States. To Apply: If interested, please 
send a brief cover letter, CV and the contact information for three 
professional references to (EM: Erin.Ragheb AT MyFWC.com). Applications 
will be accepted until the position is filled.

CARDEN SHRIKE BIOLOGIST – Location: Carden Plain, ON. Duration: Early 
March through October 2014, with the possibility of a contract extension 
into the fall of 2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Feb 
2014. Job Description: Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking an 
experienced biologist to manage the 2014 Carden field season activities 
for the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (ELOSH) Recovery Program. Some work 
may also occur in Grey-Bruce and Manitoulin core areas. The Eastern 
Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered with a total of only 24 known 
pairs breeding in Ontario in 2013. The Carden Alvar is one of the two 
core areas where ELOSH continue to breed. Wildlife Preservation Canada 
has been managing a unique model recovery program for ELOSH since 2001 
that includes wild population surveying and monitoring, captive breeding 
and release, and habitat stewardship projects. Under the supervision of 
the Species Recovery Biologist the Carden Biologist will be responsible 
for monitoring the Carden wild population and overseeing all captive 
breeding and release site activities. This will include supervising an 
Avian Captive Technician who will be responsible for daily captive 
breeding tasks and a Field Assistant who will assist with both wild 
population monitoring and captive breeding and release. 
Responsibilities: **Road-side and on-site (with prior permission) 
surveys to locate breeding pairs of wild ELOSH; **Remote nest monitoring 
to determine nest productivity; **Identification and reporting of all 
colour banded ELOSH; **Initiating and maintaining landowner contact; 
**Liaising with local NGO partners on habitat stewardship activities; 
**Collaborating with researchers from other organizations and assisting 
with activities such as wild adult trapping and banding; **Coordinate 
volunteer survey efforts in the Carden core (Adopt-a-Site program); 
**Overall management and coordination of activities at the captive 
breeding and release site (including diet preparation (live food), daily 
behavioural observations of pairs and their young, soft-release of 
young, supplemental feeding and post-release monitoring); **Banding of 
all captive young prior to release; **Attachment of remote tracking 
devices to a subset of captive young prior to release; **Data 
management, monthly reports, end-of-season reports; **General field site 
maintenance; **Additional tasks as required. Position runs from early 
March through October 2014, with the possibility of a contract extension 
into the fall of 2014. Housing plus Cdn $2000-2300/month is provided 
depending on experience. Qualifications: Applicants must have prior 
experience with bird monitoring/surveying and have completed at least an 
undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (completion of a Master’s 
or equivalent level of knowledge/experience is preferred). Banding 
experience is essential. Experience with nest searching and colour band 
identification preferred, as is familiarity with call play-back surveys. 
Applicants should also have some familiarity with grassland birds and 
the ability to identify the majority of species by sight and sound. 
Prior experience with animal care in a captive setting is preferred. 
Bird rehabilitation experience is a major asset. This position requires 
strong organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities. Preference 
will be given to candidates with previous experience supervising field 
staff/volunteers and/or managing field research projects. In addition, 
qualified candidates should be able to navigate in the field using a 
map, compass, and GPS, work independently, and be willing to work long 
hours and live in rustic field quarters. Applicants should be physically 
fit, able to endure working in variable weather conditions with exposure 
to biting insects and enjoy living and working as part of a small team. 
A valid driver’s license is required and access to a vehicle for the 
duration of the contract is preferred. Most Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes 
breed on private lands, so considerable landowner contact is required. 
The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills and the 
ability to maintain positive relationships with private landowners. To 
Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 
three references to: HAZEL WHEELER, Species Recovery Biologist (EM: 
hazel AT wildlifepreservation.ca), or Wildlife Preservation Canada, RR#5 
5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2. Email applications 
preferred. Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word 
file and include the email subject heading “Carden Shrike Biologist 
Application”. Please apply ASAP as the position will be filled as soon 
as a suitable candidate is found (applications will not be considered 
after February 1, 2014). All applicants must be legally eligible to work 
in Canada.

AVIAN CAPTIVE TECHNICIAN – ELOSH Captive Breeding – Location: Carden 
Plain, ON. Duration: Early April through late August/early September, 
2014. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2014. Job 
Description: One Avian Captive Technician needed to assist with the 
recovery of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (ELOSH) in Ontario, Canada. 
Wildlife Preservation Canada has been managing a unique and model 
recovery program for ELOSH since 2001. Currently,