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Subject: Birdjobs --April 18, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:42:15 -0400
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BROOD PARASITE-HOST INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN CUCKOOS AND THEIR 
HOSTS  at University of Queensland.  Website: 
http://www.williamefeeney.com  Location: Brisbane, Australia. Duration: 
5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 30 Jun 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field assistants 
needed from ~ Aug 15, 2015 – 16 Jan 2015 (dates somewhat flexible) for 
behavioural/evolutionary ecology research in Queensland, Australia. The 
study is a broad field-based study of brood parasite-host interactions, 
especially host defences against brood parasitism. This is the second 
year of the project (see our instagram:  AT samsonvalebirdproject for 
photos from last season/an idea of what to expect). This year, we will 
be focusing on continuing to collect long-term monitoring data on 
multiple species of host, running behavioural experiments, continuing to 
colour-band the bird populations and continuing to collect genetic 
samples. The study is led Dr William Feeney, a research fellow at the 
University of Queensland (AUS)/University of California, Berkeley (USA) 
(for additional information on Dr. Feeney’s work, see 
http://www.williamefeeney.com) and will be done in collaboration with 
researchers from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology (for additional 
information, see 
http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html). 
Accommodation is shared between the two research groups and there will 
be opportunities to assist with both projects, if desired (the latter 
looking at breeding system evolution and life history of a variety of 
fairy-wren species e.g. red-backed fairy-wren, variegated fairy-wren). 
There will also be opportunities to become more involved in the 
research, if desired. Primary duties include: nest searching and 
monitoring, mist-netting and colour-banding, collection of blood 
samples, behavioral observations, territory mapping, and data entry. Any 
previous experience in these areas is desired (but not necessary), and 
there will be ample opportunities to learn/practice these skills. The 
study site is rugged, hot, and venomous snakes and ticks are quite 
common. Applicant should be confident in their ability to hike rough 
areas off trail, withstand hot and humid conditions and be able to work 
well with others. The site boasts fantastic wildlife (Wallabies, koalas 
and kookaburras are common at the site, and platypus are not too hard to 
find in the nearby areas), proximity to SE Queensland 
rainforests/beaches and the surrounding area of Brisbane. We take as 
many opportunities as possible to explore the surrounding areas on days 
off (e.g. beaches, camping). Applications will be accepted through early 
June and positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis 
(assuming the candidates are adequately qualified and suitable for the 
positions).  Qualifications: Previous experience with nest searching is 
highly desired. Mist netting, banding, and bleeding experience is also 
preferred. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to maintain a 
positive attitude, interested in field biology/birds and be able to play 
well with others. Last season was great fun, and we hope this one will 
be the same.  Compensation: Essential costs (e.g. accommodation, bills 
[including internet], food) will be covered. We are not able to cover 
flights to and from Brisbane.  To Apply: please send cover letter 
detailing interests and previous experience as well as dates of 
availability, CV, and a list of 2 references to Dr WILLIAM FEENEY (EM: 
william.e.feeney AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire with any 
questions pertinent to the application process or on the project in general.

  SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT  at Tambopata Macaw Project. Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org  Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.  Duration: Min 15 days, 30 days 
prefered.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month. 
Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer 
activities: These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the 
local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and 
macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the 
short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in 
activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and 
tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry. Costs 
Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) 
and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging   
Qualifications: (1) Some background knowledge of birds in general. (2) 
Good sense of observing animals, (3) Capacity of stay seated for long 
periods of time, (4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but 
helpful) General requirements: Volunteers should be self-disciplined, 
responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to 
tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with 
high humidity). You must also be able to get along well with others in a 
remote field setting. Additional requirements: Average physical 
condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, good sense of 
observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods of time, some 
background knowledge of birds in general.   How to apply: To apply 
please send an email to (EM: coordinator AT macawproject.org). This 
email should contain the following: 1.A letter of interest explaining 
why you are want to work on the project 2.Your CV or resume 3.Email 
addresses for at least 3 references 4.The range of dates when you will 
be available and how long you can participate. For example you may say 
something like “any 60 day period between March and July 2013”. For more 
information please check: http://macawproject.org/become-a-volunteer

LONG TERM VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT  at Tambopata Macaw Project.  Website: 
http://www.macawproject.org  Location: Tambopata Research Center-TRC in 
the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.  Duration: 8 weeks minimum, 2 - 3 month 
stay preferred.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4 per month. 
Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer 
activities: You will be trained to identify all parrots by sight and 
sound, climb trees to check macaw nests (Nov – Mar), monitor the clay 
lick, conduct parrot censuses, locate foraging parrots and enter data. 
Costs: Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto 
Maldonado City) and a fee of $20 per day to cover the cost of food and 
lodging   Qualifications: Previous field work experience 
Biology/Ecology/Forestry degree or Senior Students (or similar careers) 
Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful) General 
requirements: Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, 
enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate 
insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You 
must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field 
setting. Additional requirements: Good physical condition, able to carry 
a 40 lb (18 kg) pack over moderate terrain for up to 2 km, no fear of 
heights.   How to apply: To apply please send an email to (EM: 
coordinator AT macawproject.org). This email should contain the 
following: 1.A letter of interest explaining why you are want to work on 
the project 2.Your CV or resume 3.Email addresses for at least 3 
references 4.The range of dates when you will be available and how long 
you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 60 day 
period between March and July 2013”. For more information please check: 
http://macawproject.org/become-a-volunteer

INSTRUCTOR/CURATOR  at Oregon State University.  Website: 

http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/new-job-posting-instructorcurator-fisheries-and-wildlife 

Location: Corvallis, OR.  Duration: Open.  Application Deadline: 8 May 
2016.  Job Description: Oregon State University’s Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife (fw.oregonstate.edu) invites applications for a 
full-time Instructor / Curator. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic 
colleague with a passion for biological collections to help advance our 
nationally and internationally recognized teaching, research and 
outreach programs. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative department works 
throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world in diverse environments, 
and has long focused on understanding vertebrate biology and 
biodiversity as a foundation of effective conservation and management. 
Our Corvallis location affords easy access to Oregon’s diverse habitats 
and natural resources, including the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in 
the United States, extensive networks of rivers and streams, progressive 
urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts. The successful 
candidate will teach three to four Ecampus or summer session courses per 
year on topics related to zoology, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, 
evolution, natural history, conservation and curation; manage and curate 
OSU’s collections of fishes (ichthyology.oregonstate.edu), mammals, 
birds and aquatic Invertebrates, train and direct undergraduate 
collections assistants, produce scholarly work related to research, 
curation or outreach using natural history collections, and provide 
service to the department, university and profession. Qualifications: 
The position requires a master’s degree in vertebrate zoology, 
ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, museum studies, or a related field. 
A more detailed position description, including other minimum and 
preferred qualifications, appears at 
https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24008  Compensation: 
$46,684-52,008.   To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum 
vitae, brief statements detailing your interest and experience in 
teaching, curation, and promoting diversity (one page each), and contact 
information (email and telephone) for three professional references at 
oregonstate.edu/jobs (posting number P00199UF). Direct link to posting: 
Link to posting: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24008

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Great Basin 
Institute.  Website: 
http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/  Location: Reno and 
Tahoe, NV.  Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 24 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In cooperation with the Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a 
Raptor Survey Field Technician (Field Technician) to assist with surveys 
of two sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) 
and California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the 
east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The 
goal of this project is to detect nesting territories and monitor nest 
success, and the Field Technician and a Raptor Survey Field Lead will 
coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the 
survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl 
work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • 
Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches 
for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern 
Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data 
collection • Aspen stand inventory and mapping (as time allows) • 
Assisting with other NDOW wildlife work (as time allows) The Field 
Technician must be able to work in difficult terrain that may include 
steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense trees, and exposure to adverse 
weather. This work is physically demanding and requires long hours of 
off-trail hiking while conducting surveys. Goshawk surveys will be 
conducted at all hours of day, and Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted 
at all hours of night. Overnight camping may be required in some cases. 
Travel to survey sites may require driving on narrow, winding, dirt 
roads for distances up to 20 miles. While driving to and from survey 
sites, frequent encounters with vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and 
horseback riders should be expected on backcountry roads. Radio 
communication will be necessary for emergencies and for communication 
with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 2 May - 12 August 2016 (15 weeks) 
o 40 hours per week Qualifications: Technical requirements: o Bachelor’s 
degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or 
conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting 
avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred; o Previous field experience 
that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – 
accurately collecting and recording field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use 
a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; o Familiarity with raptor 
species of the Sierra Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o 
Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, and avian ecology 
and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, 
state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to 
safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and 
rutted; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively 
as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong 
organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, 
traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and 
otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to 
camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact 
principles preferred; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: 1. 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; 2. Must be at least 17 
years of age; 3. Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to 
achieve this before using education award); 4. Eligible to receive and 
AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 
2 full-time awards); 5. Pass state and federal criminal background 
checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW); 
6. Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and 7. Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement  Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend 
*Education Award may be used for past, present or future education 
expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan 
forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is 
also available.  To Apply: Please follow this link to apply directly 
through our online portal: 

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=OSNA&req=2016-RAP-048 


CALIFORNIA CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM INTERN  at American Conservation 
Experience.  Website: http://www.usaconservation.org/  Location: 
Pinnacles National Park, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 25 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The American 
Conservation Experience is seeking one full-time intern (age 18 or 
older) to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors 
based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will 
be: 1) tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors 
and interactions; 2) observing and recording feeding behaviors; 3) 
speaking with the public and local community members about a 
high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private 
lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery; 4) 
monitoring breeding behavior and nests; 5) handling animal carcasses 
used for bait stations; 6) maintenance of equipment and facilities; and 
7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups 
such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach. 
Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe work 
practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as 
independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to 
hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of 
equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; 
and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to 
work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource 
management projects as needed. This is a 6 month internship with the 
possibility of extension. Housing may be provided. Applicants within 
commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. 
Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with 
some evening work.  Qualifications: Highlight any educational or work 
experience with endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public 
speaking, basic maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on 
primitive roads, and hunting or ranching operations. We are seeking 
individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open 
mind for all perspectives.  Compensation: $200-275/week stipend, 
depending on housing availability. An AmeriCorps educational award may 
also be available.  To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover 
letter, resume, and 3 references to ALACIA WELCH (EM: alacia_welch AT 
nps.gov) no later than April 25, 2016. Please write “Internship 
Application” in the subject line of your email and send all application 
components as a single attachment using the following file naming 
format: First name_Last name_Internship_Application. Position is 
scheduled to begin in mid-May. Please specify your available start date 
in your cover letter.

VOLUNTEER AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at The Institute for Bird 
Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Interns_Back-country_Point_Counts_in_Sierra_Nevada_National_Parks.pdf 

Location: Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 26 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field 
techicians needed April 26 (or as soon as possible) – late July, 2016, 
to survey birds by point counts in Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon 
National Parks in California. Working in teams of two, interns will hike 
into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a typical day, 
interns will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting point 
counts and brief vegetation surveys at each point count site. The 
afternoon will then be spent breaking camp, hiking to the beginning of 
the next day's point count transect, and setting up camp once again. 
Work will be extremely physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking 
15 miles or more per day with a heavy pack, and requiring substantial 
off-trail travel. A 3-day break will usually follow each backcountry 
session. Some computer data entry will also be required.  
Qualifications: Applicants with prior birding experience and familiarity 
with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds are preferred. 
Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a willingness to 
backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A personal vehicle is 
desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of western montane flora is 
a plus.  Compensation: Shared housing and project-related travel mileage 
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $39 for food and general 
living expenses (amounts to $975 per month).   To apply, send cover 
letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 
three references to: MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, 
(EM: mholmgren AT birdpop.org).

TWO BANDERS FOR FALL MIGRATION  at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National 
Park.  Website: http://www.schoodicinstitute.org  Location: Acadia 
National Park, Maine.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 29 Apr 2016. Job Description: We 
are looking for two experienced banders to run mist nets during fall 
migration. This is the second year of a project focused on describing 
within season variation in the abundance, energetic condition, and diet 
composition of fall migrants and their relationship to changes in fruit 
and insect availability. The job will commence on Aug 13 and finish Oct 
15. Field work will take place on the beautiful and rugged Schoodic 
Peninsula parcel of Acadia National Park in Maine in mixed conifer 
forest and jack pine woodland habitats. Primary duties will include mist 
netting, bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, taking fecal 
samples, and aging/sexing using a Pyle guide. Additional duties may 
include identifying seeds from feces, collecting insect samples, and 
surveying fruit availability in the vicinity of the mist nets. The two 
banders will share a rustic cabin (provided) inside the park.  
Qualifications: We seek one highly experienced bander to lead the 
project. S/he should have at least one season’s experience as a lead 
bander in eastern North America or three seasons of experience as an 
assistant bander with at least two of those in eastern North America. We 
also seek an assistant bander that has at least one season of bird 
banding experience. Both banders should have experience working with a 
small group of researchers in a field setting. Additionally, applicants 
should demonstrate a willingness to interact with park visitors, 
volunteers, and scientists.  Compensation: The lead bander will be 
compensated at a rate of $13.25/hr for a 40 hr work week. The assistant 
bander will be compensated at a rate of $10.50/hr for a 40 hr work week. 
The job will require early mornings and some evening and weekend 
shifts.  To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references in a single Word or PDF document to RICHARD 
FELDMAN (EM: richardf AT eco.umass.edu).

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job 
Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN (1) needed ASAP for a study of 
breeding landbirds in the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National 
Forests of Montana (May 18 – July 30) with the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized 
point count surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry using Integrated 
Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians 
will travel across diverse habitats identifying hundreds of bird 
species. Qualifications include: 1) the ability to identify 200+ species 
of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 2) ability to work 
independently (alone =90% of the time) for the duration of the field 
season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to complete 1 survey per day 
per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate off-trail in remote, 
densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps 
and GPS units 5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex 
predators (bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and 
accurate data collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking 
trips may be required. Technicians must provide their own 
backpacking/camping gear. Each applicant must possess strong 
interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with 
private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager  
Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the 
project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $13-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem 
which amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season). Surveying 
requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. 
Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV.  To Apply: Please 
send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references via e-mail to 
CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 
MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the subject line. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: The Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Project  
at Foundation for the Conservation of Bolivian Parrots (CLB).  Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/BTMacaw  Location: Beni Department, Bolivia.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 10.  
Application Deadline: 30 Aug 2016.  Job Description: The Blue-throated 
Macaw Conservation Project needs volunteer field assistants from June 
2016 for an ongoing project with the Critically Endangered Blue-throated 
Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) in the low-land savanna of Moxos, Bolivia. The 
Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to this region of Bolivia and only about 
150 are left in the wild. Volunteers field assistants will live at the 
Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, where there are captive 
Blue-throated macaws that are part of a breeding, training and 
reintroduction pilot study. Volunteers field assistants will help with 
the daily routines of the center as well as with research projects on 
other local parrot species. Duties of the center include introducing the 
captive macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet 
and training, collecting their native food and maintaining their 
enclosure and the center. Activities for the research projects can 
include checking cavities in the surrounding area for potential nests, 
mist netting, phenology studies and others. Additional activities can 
include support to the educational program, conducting wild 
Blue-throated macaw population and nest surveys (may involve 
tree-climbing), behavioral observations and collecting data about their 
biology. If active nests are found, duties may also include guarding 
them from nest predators, daily nest-checking, performing periodic 
health checks of nestlings and feeding nestlings if necessary.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, hard 
working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting insects 
(mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able 
to tolerate rustic living conditions. A sense of humor is always 
appreciated. Applicants share one of the three cabins of the 
Conservation center, which is 25 km from the nearest city, Trinidad, and 
on the outskirts of a small village, Sachojere. Applicants with Spanish 
language skills are preferred but these not required. This is a great 
opportunity for someone with basic or intermediate Spanish skills to 
immerse in the language. A minimum stay of two (2) months is required, 
but longer stays are preferable. Volunteers field assistants must be a 
minimum of 18 years old. We provide the necessary equipment for the 
fieldwork activities.  Compensation: Applicants must arrange their own 
transportation to Trinidad - Beni Department, Bolivia. We charge a fee 
(USD 70 per week) to cover their cost of food, accommodation and 
internet use. Applicants from latinamerica will have preferences at the 
selection process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on 
the capacity of applicants.  To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with 
two references to (EM: clbtrainingprogram 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.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT, LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN NORTHERN ALASKA at 
UAA/BLM.  Location: Northern Alaska.  Duration: June - August. Job Type: 
Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: The 
University of Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of Land Management is one 
volunteer to assist a master’s student with a study on Yellow-billed and 
Pacific Loon behavior in response to human disturbance in northern 
Alaska. We are examining the effects of oil and gas industry impacts on 
nesting and brood-rearing loons and will be conducting experiments to 
ascertain the effectiveness of the current management guidelines 
(buffers). Work will be conducted from a remote field camp in the Fish 
Creek watershed in the NPR-Alaska. Duties include nest searching, 
collecting data on nest site preferences, reproductive success, and 
behavioral observations. The appointment is from approximately June 3 - 
August 19th, 2016. The individual selected for the position must be 
capable of hiking long distances in a tundra environment, comfortable 
working in bear territory, competent in recording data and maintaining 
records, willing to assist with camp chores and able to maintain a good 
attitude while working in occasionally challenging field conditions 
(difficult terrain, wet, cold, and windy). We pay travel from Fairbanks, 
AK to the field site in Northern Alaska. Housing is provided during the 
approximately 5-7 day period in Fairbanks, and food and living 
accommodations are provided in the field. Qualifications: Applicants 
must be in excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long 
distances across uneven tussock tundra carrying up to a 40 lb backpack, 
have no fear of flying via helicopter or small plane, experienced with 
the use of GPS for orienteering and data collection, willing to maintain 
a positive attitude in extreme weather conditions and have a low 
aversion to swarming insects with no allergies to mosquito or black fly 
bites. This position requires the ability to collect accurate field 
data, maintain and operate field equipment in a safe and responsible 
manner, work long hours, communicate with supervisors and crew members, 
and happily live and work in a small communal tent camp without running 
water or electricity. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian 
ecology, experience with identifying birds by sight, nest searching, use 
of binoculars and/or spotting scope, and behavioral observations. 
Previous field experience preferred and experience with backcountry 
camping is a plus.  Compensation: This is an unpaid position but we pay 
travel from Fairbanks, AK to the field site in Northern Alaska. Housing 
is provided during the approximately 5-7 day period in Fairbanks, and 
food and living accommodations are provided in the field.  To Apply: 
Interested individuals should email a one page cover letter, a detailed 
resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for 
at least three references combined into one Microsoft Word or PFD 
document to (EM:  hruherkoch AT alaska.edu). Review of applications will 
begin immediately and positions may be filled before closing date so 
please submit your application early for priority consideration.

HOUSTON ZOO AVIAN DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP  at Houston Zoo, Inc Website: 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship/  Location: Houston, TX, USA.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Jul 
2016.  Job Description: The Houston Zoo is offering opportunities to 
participate in unpaid internships in the Bird Department. Students will 
shadow and assist zoo staff in the care of one of the largest zoological 
collections of birds the United States. The Houston Zoo is home to over 
165 species of birds, with more than 800 individual animals. This 
includes flamingos, cassowaries, shoebill storks, kookaburra, red-crown 
cranes, macaws, hornbills, and other endangered species. From learning 
about exhibit maintenance to enrichment and training of the animals, 
this position will give real world experience in the field of zoo 
keeping. In addition to learning each routine’s duties, interns will 
gain knowledge of anatomy, behavior, and the conservation status of each 
species. Candidates for this position should be self-motivated, 
dependable, positive, and show an interest in pursuing a career in 
animal care management or conservation of birds. The internship is 
designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the following: • 
Diet preparation and feeding • Proper nutrition and care for a variety 
of bird species • Maintaining of animal exhibits and holding areas 
(perching, trimming, propping, etc.) according to AZA regulations • 
Observing and recording animal conditions, social behaviors, and 
responses • Observing vet care and treatments • Designing and 
constructing of enrichment and evaluations • Positive and educational 
interaction with zoo guests KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Ability to 
multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment • Ability to work 
independently while being an important part of a team • Exhibit strong 
professionalism and communication skills • Possess a desire to gain 
experience and knowledge working with birds • Some knowledge of 
husbandry is preferred but not required PART-TIME INTERNSHIP: The 
part-time position requires a commitment of 24-25 hours a week. This can 
be accomplished in five, 5-hour shifts per week or three, 8-hour shifts 
per week. Applicants must be able to work any day of the week, including 
weekends. Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP: The 
full-time position requires a commitment of 40 hours a week, which can 
be accomplished by working five, 8-hour days. Applicants must be able to 
work any day of the week, including weekends. Work times are from 7 AM 
until 4 PM. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT: This position involves a 
lot of walking and lifting. Time outdoors can be expected, in all 
different weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold, or 
dust. It may also involve considerable physical exertion such as 
climbing, reaching, assuming awkward positions, repetitive motions, and 
lifting and/or moving of heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) on a regular 
basis. Due to the nature of this environment, interns will have some 
public contact requiring considerable communication skills. Interns can 
expect to present keeper chats for the public towards the end of the 
internship. REQUIREMENTS: • Interns are required to complete a minimum 
200 hour commitment. • Compose and deliver an educational presentation 
at the end of internship • The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. 
Interns can expect to have a regular set schedule but may be scheduled 
to participate on some weekends, holidays, etc.  Qualifications: • 
Candidates do not need previous husbandry experience but working at 
other animal facilities is a plus • Candidates must currently be 
enrolled in a college institution or a recent graduate (within 1 year of 
application due date) • Coursework in biology or zoology-related field 
is preferred but not required  Compensation: Volunteer   TO APPLY: Visit 
our website at http://to fill out an application. Applicants must also 
submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation. Materials 
are due by July 1, 2016. For further information, please contact the 
Volunteer Office via email (EM: volunteer AT houstonzoo.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION (2), LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN NORTHERN ALASKA  
at UAA/BLM.  Location: Northern Alaska.  Duration: June - August.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: The University of Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of 
Land Management is seeking two individuals to assist a master’s student 
with a study on Yellow-billed and Pacific Loon behavior in response to 
human disturbance in northern Alaska. We are examining the effects of 
oil and gas industry impacts on nesting and brood-rearing loons and will 
be conducting experiments to ascertain the effectiveness of the current 
management guidelines (buffers). Work will be conducted from a remote 
field camp in the Fish Creek watershed in the NPR-Alaska. Duties include 
nest searching, collecting data on nest site preferences, reproductive 
success, and behavioral observations. The appointment is from 
approximately June 3 - August 19th, 2016. The individual selected for 
the position must be capable of hiking long distances in a tundra 
environment, comfortable working in bear territory, competent in 
recording data and maintaining records, willing to assist with camp 
chores and able to maintain a good attitude while working in 
occasionally challenging field conditions (difficult terrain, wet, cold, 
and windy). We pay travel from Fairbanks, AK to the field site in 
Northern Alaska. Housing is provided during the approximately 5-7 day 
period in Fairbanks, and food and living accommodations are provided in 
the field.  Qualifications: Applicants must be in excellent physical 
condition and capable of hiking long distances across uneven tussock 
tundra carrying up to a 40 lb backpack, have no fear of flying via 
helicopter or small plane, experienced with the use of GPS for 
orienteering and data collection, willing to maintain a positive 
attitude in extreme weather conditions and have a low aversion to 
swarming insects with no allergies to mosquito or black fly bites. This 
position requires the ability to collect accurate field data, maintain 
and operate field equipment in a safe and responsible manner, work long 
hours, communicate with supervisors and crew members, and happily live 
and work in a small communal tent camp without running water or 
electricity. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian ecology, 
experience with identifying birds by sight, nest searching, use of 
binoculars and/or spotting scope, and behavioral observations. Previous 
field experience preferred and experience with backcountry camping is a 
plus.  Compensation: $13.19/hour  To Apply: Interested individuals 
should email a one page cover letter, a detailed resume, and contact 
information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three 
references combined into one Microsoft Word or PFD document to (EM: 
hruherkoch AT alaska.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately 
and positions may be filled before closing date so please submit your 
application early for priority consideration.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/hawaii.vine.project  Location: Oahu, Hawaii.  
Duration: 4-6 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Want to help researchers understand how 
non-native birds and mammals are impacting native and non-native plants 
on the Hawaiian Islands? We are seeking enthusiastic and 
highly-motivated individuals to work as field technicians on the Hawaii 
VINE Project on Oahu. The Hawaii VINE Project is a multi-disciplinary 
effort investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting 
native and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and 
wet forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project is focusing on [1] 
identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers 
and their interactions with each other and with native and non-native 
plant species, [2] radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and [3] 
evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet 
preference on plant communities. Field work will include mist-netting 
and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping rodents, 
surveys of plants and vertebrates, radio-telemetry, and plant and 
vertebrate experiments. Lab/office work will include seed trap inventory 
and data entry. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference 
experiments. Work expectations: Five days work per week, two days off 
per week. Five-day work week will include two longer days and three 
normal duration days. Technicians will be expected to camp at remote 
sites for 1-2 nights per trip (two per month).  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife 
biology or related field. Experience extracting, handling, banding, and 
taking measurements from small songbirds REQUIRED. Must be able to hike 
long distances over rugged terrain. Must have a good driving record and 
be able to drive a 4WD truck over uneven and rugged roads. Must be able 
to lift and carry >35 lbs. Must have a positive attitude, work well with 
a team, and be self-motivated. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will 
be given to applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian 
ecology, rat/mouse ecology, plant ecology, and/or radio telemetry. The 
candidate selected for this position will work on a field crew of 10-14 
people including other technicians, graduate students, and principal 
investigators. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging 
field conditions. Our team is also looking for motivated individuals who 
are interested in developing, executing, and publishing independent 
research in collaboration with the group. Start date: Variable 
(May-July) for an initial 4 or 6 month contract. Continued employment 
may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Compensation: $1000 
per month, with housing, utilities, and internet paid. Two field 
vehicles will be provided for personal use (when not being used for 
field work). Airfare to Oahu and food during field season will not be 
paid.  To Apply: Applying to this position is a two step process. [1] 
Fill out the Google Docs form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s_xxvMYW3pFTEFcpNmSYR92k5WEnLAmENx_uhw-dbeE/viewform 

[2] Send a SINGLE, three-page application document (as a PDF) to ERIKA 
DITTMAR (EM: hawaii.vine.project AT gmail.com) containing the following: 
(a) a one page cover letter and a two page Curriculum Vitae/resume that 
contains contact information for three references familiar with your 
experience and qualifications. To help us organize the applications, we 
ask that you do the following: (a) Name your three-page PDF file with 
your LAST and FIRST names, followed by the text 
“HAWAII_VINE_APRIL_2016.pdf” (b) Put as your email subject line 
“HAWAII_VINE_APRIL_2016”. This subject line will be used to filter 
incoming messages. If this subject line is not present, we may otherwise 
overlook your application Review of applications will begin immediately. 
Please submit your application materials by May 1, 2016 to be 
considered.  Number of Openings: 3

MASTER'S STUDENT  at Austin Peay State University.  Website: 
http://www.apsu.edu/  Location: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. Duration: 2 
years.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 16 May 2016.  Job 
Description: We are seeking a motivated student to help carry out a 
population genetic study of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) 
along the Atlantic coast. The successful candidate has a demonstrated 
ability or willingness to learn all lab aspects of a population genetics 
project – from DNA extraction to analysis and publication.  
Qualifications: Experience with basic molecular lab techniques desirable 
but not absolutely necessary. Good organizational skills and attention 
to detail absolutely required. Compensation: A stipend of ca. 
$11,200/year, plus tuition waiver. To apply, please send a cover letter, 
CV or resumé, undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial ok), 
and contact information for three references (phone #, email) to DR. 
STEFAN WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu.edu). Position is open until 
filled, but would ideally start in Fall 2016. APSU is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

SEASONAL FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION CREW  at HawkWatch International. 
Website: http://www.hawkwatch.org/  Location: AZ, NM, NV, OR, TX, WA, 
and WA.  Duration: Mid August - Mid November.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Aug 2016.  Job Description: SEASONAL FALL RAPTOR 
MIGRATION CREW MEMBERS needed to staff HawkWatch International’s (HWI) 
network of HawkWatches in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, New 
Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. We are looking for enthusiastic team players 
to staff our network of HawkWatch sites in the western US. Crew member 
duties will include a combination of conducting standardized daily 
counts of migrating diurnal raptors, facilitating outreach and education 
to site visitors (both scheduled and impromptu), and assisting with 
capture and banding of migrating raptors at HWI sites where banding 
operations occur (WA, OR, NV, and NM).  Qualifications: Applicants must: 
have good eyesight, be in good physical condition, be able to endure 
long hours in the field in highly variable weather conditions, have 
demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills, be able to 
pleasantly engage site visitors while representing HWI, be able to work 
well in a remote small team setting, and have excellent note-taking 
skills (detailed and accurate). Top applicants will: possess previous 
raptor capture/handling and observation experience, currently hold or 
have previously held a banding sub-permit, and have extensive experience 
educating the public about raptors. Most of our HawkWatches are in 
high-elevation remote areas and require camping; all crew members must 
supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to 
access the sites (or trail-heads near sites). Accommodations for 
days-off or weather episodes are generally available in nearby local 
communities.  Compensation: Individuals will be compensated a per diem 
that will range between $38 to $45 depending on experience and site 
location. Per diems are disbursed via direct deposit bi-weekly, and crew 
members will also receive a $150 stipend to help offset travel costs.  
To Apply: Send inquiries or application packet (cover letter (detailing 
locations you are interested in), resume, and contact information for 
two current references—preferably in a single pdf file) to JESSE WATSON 
(EM:  jwatson AT hawkwatch.org); and DAVE OLEYAR (EM: doleyar AT 
hawkwatch.org). Visit http://www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions 
and past technical reports. Review begins April 15, positions open until 
filled. Number of Openings: 30

RAPTOR COUNTERS  at PRONATURA VERACRUZ AC.  Website: 
http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz, Mexico. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5. Application 
Deadline: 20 Jun 2016.  Job Description: the Veracruz River of Raptors 
project is looking for Enthusiastic and experienced Raptor Counters to 
participate in the Biggest Bird/raptors migratory corridor in the 
planet, and average of 4.5 million raptors counted every Fall from 
August 20th to November 20th,the main duties are:Identify and count 
North American migratory raptors plus other waterfowl, songbirds and 
more. The accommodation is in the town of Chichicaxtle, where we have 
the Dr. Mario Ramos Bird Observatory. The other count site is in Cardel 
City (6 miles away from Chichicaxtle). In this area you will see: 
Laughing Falcon, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-headed Parrot, Lineated 
Woodpecker, Scrub Euphonias, Mexican Sheartailed and many more. This is 
a long term monitoring project starting in 1991. This year is the 
project's 25th Anniversary,interact with all ages of people will be 
needed. If you love Raptors and have enough experience identifying them, 
this position is for you. Housing is provided and transportation to the 
count sites, (not airfare) but we pick you up in the Veracruz 
International Airport. Initial training is provided and orientation, 
(Spanish required but not necessary with enough experience, many people 
here speaks English). the job is 2 days work and one day off, (20 days 
of work/month). All crew will help to set up the stations before the 
count stats. Apply and get your body goosebumps when a line up to 50,000 
Broad-winged Hawks or Swainson's get thru your eyes!  Qualifications: We 
are hiring enthusiastic and hard-working -people-birders-biologist- with 
skills identifying and estimating large groups of raptors, song birds 
and water birds at the two PRONATURA´s count sites. (People with previos 
raptors identifications skills are likely selected)  Compensation: 
Salary for counter: $8,000 pesos (around 540 USD aprox) to $8,800 
Mexican pesos(600 USD aprox). All salaries depending on experience, the 
bus trips to Cardel will be included in your monthly payment). This is a 
life experience more than a job that you will remember your hole life!.  
To Apply: Sent a letter of interest and CV to (EM: rioderapaces AT 
pronaturaveracruz.org)and type in the subject line: Raptor Counter

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN, SF BAY (2 openings in Fairfied, CA)  
at International Bird Rescue.  Website: 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment.aspx  Location: 
Fairfield, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of 
Openings: 2 (one full-time and one part-time). Application Deadline: 31 
Jul 2016.  Job Description: Positions: - One part-time rehabilitation 
technician in Fairfield, CA - One full-time rehabilitation technician in 
Fairfield, CA Job Description International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 
nonprofit organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation 
of sick, injured and contaminated aquatic birds. Between our two centers 
in San Pedro, CA and Fairfield, CA we treat approximately 5,000 patients 
per year. We currently have two immediate openings for rehabilitation 
technicians at our Fairfield center: one part-time and one full-time. 
Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and medical 
care of patients as well as public outreach and education regarding 
wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
required for training/managing volunteers and for interacting with 
co-workers, veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. For 
individuals interested in becoming part of Bird Rescue's internationally 
renowned response team, this is a great opportunity to learn about, work 
with, and become proficient at rehabilitating these challenging species. 
An RVT licensed in the state of California is preferred; however, 
individuals with a strong background or interest in wildlife 
rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. For more information about Bird 
Rescue, visit www.bird-rescue.org -Essential duties and responsibilities 
-- Assist with and administer medical treatments under supervision of 
the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia and 
humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies and local and 
federal laws). -- Maintain complete and accurate animal care records. -- 
Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care, 
housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food items. -- 
Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe and 
sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility. -- Inventory 
and maintain clinic/medical supplies. -- Provide oversight, direction 
and training of volunteers on a daily basis. -- Perform other duties, as 
assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of 
the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals. -- 
Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local 
rehabilitation centers. -- Part time requires 1-3 days per week at 8-12 
hours per day from 8AM to closing. -- Full time requires 4 days per week 
at 10 hours per day from 8AM to closing. -Physical demands and exposure 
to environmental conditions: -- Ability to stand, speak, listen and 
smell for long periods of time (hours). -- Ability to climb, balance, 
stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and ability to use hands/arms to palpate, 
handle, feel, reach and lift/move up to 40lbs. -- Must have good near, 
distance, color and peripheral vision as well as good depth perception 
and ability to adjust focus. -- Indoor and outdoor conditions include: 
temperatures of ~30-110oF, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, 
dry air and allergens. -- Employees are exposed to moving parts, 
zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and 
radiography equipment. Qualifications: - Required qualifications -- Six 
months to one year of related education/experience/training. -- Ability 
to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care protocols and medical 
notes. -- Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian 
physiology and anatomy. -- Have excellent organizational skills and 
ability to prioritize work. -- Effectively communicate information on 
both an individual basis and group situations and have excellent 
interpersonal skills for interactions with volunteers, other employees, 
governing agencies, outside members of the public and other 
rehabilitation centers. -- Basic skills with Microsoft Office and data 
entry. -- Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to 
accurately work with units of weight, volume and concentration. -- This 
position requires a background check. - Preferred qualifications -- Past 
work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic. -- Experience capturing, 
handling and restraining wild animals, preferably birds. -- Familiarity 
with the Incident Command System and Oiled Wildlife Care Network 
protocols. -- Registered veterinary technician (RVT) certified by the 
California Veterinary Medical Board.  To Apply: Full position 
description is available at: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-openings-rehabilitation-technicians-(part-and-full-time)-sfbay.aspx 

To apply, please complete our online application form at: 
http://form.jotform.us/form/42396023925153 Please, note that the 
application requires a resume, cover letter and 3 references.
Subject: Birdjobs -- April 8, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:49:29 -0400
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M.S. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP – GREATER SAGE-GROUSE Location: Moscow, 
Idaho. Duration: 2 years. Job type: student. Application deadline: May 
15, 2016. Job description: I am seeking an outstanding student to pursue 
a MSc in Natural Resources in the Department of Fish and Wildlife 
Sciences at the University of Idaho. The student’s thesis will involve 
studying the breeding habitat ecology of greater sage-grouse, and 
evaluating grouse responses to livestock grazing. The successful 
applicant will be responsible for: (1) conducting two field seasons of 
survey work in southern Idaho; (2) analyzing and interpreting data 
collected from the field, which will include conducting lab work 
(preparing samples for stable isotope analysis or genetic barcoding); 
and (3) publishing results from the study in peer-reviewed journals. 
Fieldwork involves plant species identification in rangeland habitats.  
The selected student is expected to enroll at the University of Idaho in 
the fall semester of 2016, but competitive students not available until 
spring 2017 will be considered. Applicants can find additional details 
on the graduate programs at: 
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/students/graduate-students. The student will 
be advised by Dr. Tracey Johnson (website: 
http://traceynjohnson.com).     Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in 
wildlife science, range science, or related field; minimum GPA 3.0; 
competitive GRE scores. Applicants with strong quantitative skills, a 
background in avian ecology, and experience conducting research in 
sagebrush steppe or western grasslands will be given preference. The 
successful applicant must be capable of collecting data under adverse 
field conditions and of successfully supervising field technicians in 
remote locations; must have a strong work ethic, strong verbal 
communication and writing skills, and the ability to work well 
independently and with landowners, permittees, and state and federal 
agency personnel; must have a driving record that will allow use of 
state vehicles.     Compensation: Approximately $22,000/yr plus tuition 
and fees. The successful applicant will be funded through a combination 
of research assistantships and teaching assistantships.     To apply: 
Email the following information to (EM:  traceyj AT uidaho.edu).  1.  
Personal statement – this should describe your research interests and 
career goals, and explain how your skills and experience make you a 
strong candidate for graduate studies. (2 pp. max), 2.   CV, 3.   
transcripts (unofficial okay); 4. GRE scores (unofficial okay); 5. 
Contact information for three references.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, World Bird Sanctuary, Saint Louis, Missouri – World 
Bird Sanctuary seeks candidates to fill the position of Executive 
Director.   The process to apply is outlined at the bottom of this 
document.  The Board of Directors of the World Bird Sanctuary has formed 
a search committee to ensure an effective succession in organizational 
leadership. This committee is currently seeking a proven leader who is 
fully capable of advancing the organization’s mission to preserve the 
earth's biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird 
species in their natural environments and to strategically grow the 
organization. ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW  World Bird Sanctuary, founded in 
1977, has been a leader in the successful battle to save the peregrine 
falcon, the American barn owl and bald eagle from extinction.  One of 
the largest institutions of its kind in the United States, World Bird 
Sanctuary is a unique blend of a beloved St. Louis destination, 
respected conservation organization, and successful education and 
rehabilitation facility.  The agency carries out its mission through 
operation of four programs: education, rehabilitation, propagation, and 
field studies:  **Education programs that foster an understanding, 
appreciation and respect for bird of prey species are delivered to 
nearly 300,000 annually.  **Our Wildlife Hospital rehabilitates an 
average of 400 birds of prey every year, of which 43% are released back 
into the wild.  **Propagation efforts have been pivotal in the 
preservation of many endangered species.  **The field studies program 
provides in-depth research into the secret lives of many bird species in 
order to better understand them and possibly intercept any present or 
future danger to their ability to flourish.     World Bird Sanctuary 
Founder and Executive Director Walter Crawford died unexpectedly in July 
2015.  Since that time, the agency has been managed by a team of three 
co-directors.  The organization employs 18 full-time staff (increasing 
to 25 during seasonal peaks).  WBS has a history of entrepreneurial 
energy which has enabled it to earn an important part of its $1.2 
million budget through fees and services related to its mission.     
POSITION OVERVIEW  The Executive Director serves as chief executive of 
the World Bird Sanctuary and, in partnership with the Board, is 
responsible for the success of the organization. Together, the Board and 
Executive Director assure the accomplishment of World Bird Sanctuary’s 
mission and vision, and the accountability of the organization to its 
diverse constituents.     The Board delegates responsibility for 
management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he 
has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, including: Board 
support, program development, fundraising, personnel, facilities, 
communications, and finance.      The Board believes that World Bird 
Sanctuary is well-positioned to become a premier avian conservation and 
environmental stewardship organization.  The Board seeks an Executive 
Director who has:  **Vision and the ability to achieve strategic growth; 
and can:  **Strengthen the “science” of programming;  **Develop an 
atmosphere of teamwork and professional development;  **Increase the 
level of collaboration and partnership;  **Develop and cultivate 
relationships with donors and volunteers; and  **Improve physical 
facilities.     KEY FUNCTIONS The Executive Director is responsible for 
the following:     1. Legal Compliance  a)   Assures the filing of all 
legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant 
laws and regulations.     2. Mission, Strategy, and Planning  a)   Helps 
the Board determine World Bird Sanctuary’s values, mission, vision, and 
short- and long-term goals.  b)   Keeps the Board fully informed on the 
condition of World Bird Sanctuary and on all the important factors 
influencing it. Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses 
them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its 
committees; and, facilitates discussion and deliberation. Informs the 
Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities 
in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.  c)   
Keeps informed of developments in avian rehabilitation and management, 
environmental stewardship, conservancy, nonprofit management and 
governance, philanthropy and fund development.     3. Programming  a)   
Ensures the programming is of excellent quality  b)   Provides a safe 
environment for birds, staff, and volunteers     4. Management and 
Administration  a) Provides general oversight of all World Bird 
Sanctuary activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a 
smoothly functioning, efficient organization and high quality 
programming. b)   Assures a work environment that recruits, retains, and 
supports quality staff and volunteers. Assures process for selecting, 
development, motivating, and evaluating staff and volunteers.  c) 
Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In 
accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, and sees that 
appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.  d) 
Specifies key functions of management personnel and evaluates 
performance regularly.     5. Governance  a)   Helps the Board 
articulate its own role and responsibilities and those of its committees 
and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly.  b)   
Works with the Board President to enable the Board to fulfill its 
governance functions and facilitates the optimal performance by the 
Board, its committees, and individual Board members.  c)   With the 
Board President, focuses Board attention on strategic issues.  d)   
Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to 
core issues.  e)   Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to 
get the best thinking and involvement, and to stimulate each Board 
member to give his or her best.     6. Finances & Facilities  a)   
Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective 
manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of 
quality.  b) Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization 
including budgeting, monitoring of financial activity, reporting, and 
audit. c)   Works with Board to ensure operational revenue and 
contributed income to support short- and long-term goals.  d)   Manages 
and develops buildings and grounds to provide facilities conducive to 
programming.  e)   Maintains a strong relationship with federal and 
state agencies that regulate the care and management of endangered 
species.     7.  Fundraising  a)   Assures an effective fund development 
program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and 
supervising an individual responsible for this activity. b)   Helps 
guide and enable the Board, its fund development committee(s), and its 
individual Board members to participate actively in the fund development 
process.  **Helps the Board design, implement and monitor a viable 
fundraising plan, policies and procedures.  **Participates actively in 
identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects.  **Assures the 
availability of materials to support solicitation.  **Assures the 
development and operation of gift management systems and reports for 
quality decision-making. 8. Community Relations & Partnerships  a)   
Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with 
governmental agencies, zoos, & other nature-based organizations.  b)   
Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues 
relevant to World Bird Sanctuary, its services and constituencies.  c) 
Listens to clients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to 
improve services and generate community involvement. Assures community 
awareness of World Bird Sanctuary’s response to community needs.  d)   
Assures proper representation of World Bird Sanctuary to the community.  
e)   Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and 
representatives of the nonprofit sector to promote legislative and 
regulatory policies that encourage environmental stewardship.     
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The selected candidate will possess a powerful 
commitment/passion for avian rehabilitation and propagation, public 
education about conservancy, and environmental stewardship.     
Additionally, he or she will possess the following qualifications:  
**Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.   **Ten years of senior 
management experience (preferably with a conservation and environmental 
stewardship organization). **Strong written and oral communication 
skills and experience with public speaking.  **Experience working with a 
Board of Directors, preferably with a nonprofit organization.  
**Experience in coaching and managing staff, setting and achieving 
strategic objectives, and managing a budget. **Experience in leading the 
development of programs and services.     APPLICATION PROCESS:  
Interested applicants should submit three documents for consideration: 
·Resume; ·Contact information for three references; ·Cover letter, not 
to exceed one page, which summarizes existing qualifications and why you 
feel that you should be selected for this position.  Please email your 
application materials to (EM: search AT emdconsulting.com). In order to 
ensure delivery, the file size of the email must not exceed 5mb.  
Attachments should be clearly labeled with your last name and the type 
of document (i.e., resume, references, cover letter).  Application 
materials submitted by May 1, 2016 will be given priority.  The position 
will remain posted until filled.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AUDUBON  – Audubon California is 
seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial conservation leader to carry 
out Audubon’s mission for the San Francisco Bay Program. In partnership 
with the Director of Bird Conservation, Marine Program Director, and 
other Audubon California staff, the San Francisco Bay Program Director 
will be responsible for executing the mission of the National Audubon 
Society throughout San Francisco Bay. This position offers the chance to 
protect globally significant Important Bird Areas and to address 
proximate and long-term threats to waterbirds and forage fish species.  
In the first three years, the director will be dedicated in part to 
leading a newly funded Audubon initiative to better understand threats 
to Pacific herring, subtidal vegetation and associated bird life in San 
Francisco Bay, as well as coordinating and undertaking action to reverse 
two known key threats to herring and subtidal vegetation. This will 
entail policy analysis, science-based advocacy, coalition building, and 
biological research activities related to these specific goals. The most 
compelling candidates will be able to describe their experience in 
solving conservation problems, understanding and conducting ecological 
research, working within a coalition, and inspiring others to work 
toward common goals.  The Director will manage program staff and will 
report directly to the Director of Bird Conservation.  The position is 
located at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center in Tiburon, with regular 
visits to the San Francisco Bay office.  Essential Functions: Direction 
of Core Programs – **Oversee the development and implementation of 
conservation and education programs that contribute to waterbird 
conservation, preserving and restoring San Francisco Bay, focused on 
Important Bird Areas; **Work with Audubon staff and chapters to develop 
and implement a long-range policy agenda for Audubon’s work in SF Bay;  
**Identify key partners who will collaborate on the execution of the 
management strategies;  **Collaborate with staff to identify and 
implement best practices and evaluate outcomes;  **Investigate and 
analyze opportunities to make conservation programs available to new 
constituencies, particularly minority constituents.  Leadership & 
Collaboration – **Provide dynamic, collaborative leadership for San 
Francisco Bay Program’s mission, strategy, core program areas, and 
operating departments consistent with Audubon’s new strategic plan and 
the San Francisco Bay strategic vision; **Maintain excellent working 
relationships with the SF Bay Program Advisory Board and local and 
regional foundations, SF Bay Joint Venture, and Bay area Audubon 
Chapters;  **Manage San Francisco Bay program staff; **Effectively and 
enthusiastically communicate the case for supporting the Programs at 
community events; **Align the Program with education and outreach 
programs at Richardson Bay Audubon Center, focused on youth.  Financial 
Planning & Management – **Work with Audubon California’s Finance 
Director to develop and implement an annual budget;  **Work with Audubon 
California’s Development Director to create a financially sustainable 
development plan for the Program, which cultivates and maintains 
relationships with current donors and also identifies and expands new 
funding sources;  **Secure and manage government and foundation 
grants.     Qualifications and Experience:  **Master’s Degree of Science 
with a demonstrated record of understanding and interpreting science;  
**A track record of success in science-based advocacy;  **Knowledge of 
ecology and avian conservation in San Francisco Bay preferred;  
**Substantial policy experience working with both local and state 
agencies and constituents (preference for experience in San Francisco 
Bay region);  **Excellent written and oral communication skills ;  
**Demonstrated operational skills and the ability to manage time and 
resources, including program and budget management;  **Demonstrated 
experience in managing government grants, budgets, grant writing and 
fundraising;  **Strong facilitation and negotiation skills with 
experience creating collaboration and consensus among internal and 
external stakeholders;  **Strong appreciation of and commitment to 
conservation;  **Love of the outdoors, patience, flexibility, and the 
ability to inspire and motivate others.  To apply, please submit a cover 
letter and resume/CV online to: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2818/san-francisco-bay-program-director/job 


PAPUA NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER- food, housing, and adventure provided 
Location: Western and Milne Bay Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Duration: 
~4 months; early July- early November.  Job Type: Temporary.     Job 
Description: I am seeking 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 help monitor color-banded 
populations mostly in Western Province, but likely also with some time 
in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Possible tasks include mist 
netting, color-band re-sighting, nest searching, behavioral assays, and 
outreach to local communities. The field sites are in remote villages 
(Obo, Western Province and Garuahi/ Porotona, Milne Bay Province) and 
assistants will be working alongside local field technicians at both 
sites. Living conditions are very basic, with no electricity and little 
outside contact (however we do have cell phone reception at both sites). 
Bugs, rain, high temperatures, crocodiles and venomous snakes are all 
present on site. Housing and food will be provided on site, but the 
applicant will be responsible for travel to and from Kiunga, Papua New 
Guinea. Position duration is approximately July-November, though I am 
still working out the details and am flexible on start and end dates.  
To Apply: Please send a resume or CV, contact information for three 
references, and a cover letter to JORDAN BOERSMA (EM: jordan.boersma AT 
gmail.com). Feel free to contact Jordan with any questions you might 
have. 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 be highly adventurous. 
Previous tropical bird research experience, mist-netting and banding 
experience are all preferred.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP- CERULEAN WARBLERS  at University of Tennessee. 
Location: Knoxville, TN.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Student. 
Application Deadline: 1 Jun 2016.  Job Description: The Department of 
Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at The University of Tennessee is 
recruiting an outstanding individual for a PhD Graduate Assistantship to 
study Cerulean Warbler migration ecology across the breeding and 
wintering ranges of the species in the United States. This study 
involves using geolocators and other technologies to study migratory 
connectivity in cerulean populations, study migration timing and routes, 
and identify significant wintering regions. These data are critical for 
developing full life cycle conservation strategies for the species. We 
began this project in 2015 by deploying 80 geolocators across study 
sites in five states. In 2016-2018, we are deploying additional units 
and retrieving them.  Qualifications: We seek an individual with BS and 
MS degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, or 
Biology, experience with monitoring bird populations including capture 
and banding experience, a good academic record, a strong desire to 
conduct field research, analyze data, and write it up for publication 
and a strong passion for bird conservation. Projected starting date for 
this project is August 15, 2016. We will be reviewing applications as we 
receive them with a goal of making a decision by 1 June 2016.  
Compensation: The graduate assistantship pays a $15,000 annual stipend, 
health insurance, and an out-of-state tuition waiver (~$15,000). 
Students are responsible for additional fees (technology, individual 
classes, etc.).  To Apply: Interested individuals should send a letter 
of introduction, resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate 
transcripts and GRE scores, and names/phone numbers of 3 references to 
Dr. DAVID BUEHLER, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563 (EM: dbuehler AT 
utk.edu). The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis 
of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or 
veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or 
employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both 
employment by and admission to the University. The University does not 
discriminate on the basis race, sex or disability in the education 
programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation 
concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age 
Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above 
referenced policies should be directed to the Business Office, 218 
Morgan Hall, (865) 974-7275. Requests for accommodation of a disability 
should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address

WILD BIRDS ON ORGANIC FARMS FIELD ASSISTANT  at Washington State 
University.  Website: 

https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/13/weighing-benefits-risks-of-wild-birds-on-organic-farms/ 

Location: Western USA.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 13 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The goal of this 
project is to understand the ecological impacts of wild birds on organic 
farms, including their roles as predators of crop pests and vectors of 
pathogens. Fieldwork will take place at organic farms across California, 
Oregon, and Washington state, where a crew of four will 1) conduct bird 
surveys, 2) characterize farm and natural habitat, 3) catch and band 
birds using mist nets and cage traps, and 4) sample crop insects and 
mosquitos. Surveys and sampling will occur the growing season, involving 
long days on organic farms (many of which are in beautiful areas), 
extensive driving across California, Oregon, and Washington, and camping 
near field sites. While the work is intensive, this project provides the 
opportunity to actively contribute to an exciting new project addressing 
questions at the intersection of community ecology and organic 
agriculture. It also offers the chance to gain experience in a broad 
range of wildlife sampling and survey techniques. The ideal candidate 
will have interests in birds, insects, agroecology, and research.  
Qualifications: Experience mist-netting, handling birds, and collecting 
blood samples is strongly preferred, as is experience identifying 
western birds by sight and sound. Willingness to survey insects (in 
addition to birds), and to spend the summer driving, camping, and doing 
biology are required. Must be allowed to work in the US and have held a 
valid driver's license for at least 5 years. Must be available to start 
between 25 April and 7 May. Compensation: $1500-$1700 per month.  To 
Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to (EM: amanda.edworthy AT 
wsu.edu)

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at University of Groningen 
& Beijing Normal University.  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application 
Deadline: 6 May 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to 
study the breeding strategy of Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus 
hottentottus) in central China from May 7 to August 4. This project is 
focus on the trade-off for males between providing parental efforts and 
seeking extra-pair mating opportunities. The assistants will work with a 
joint PhD student of University of Groningen & Beijing Normal 
University. Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding 
birds, blood sampling, manipulating the condition of parenting birds, 
behavior observation and record, as well as any other works involved in 
the field. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field 
research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience 
the Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: Previous experience 
with birds is preferred and basic training such as mist-netting and bird 
banding will also be provided. Personal study project that under the 
general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend around 
three months on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, 
physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the 
field, and share rooms with others.  Compensation: 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.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to LEI LV (EM: l.lyu AT rug.nl). Feel free to 
contact Lei with any questions you might have.

AVIAN SPECIALIST/BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment.  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Lancaster, NY.  Job Type: Seasonal 
Application Deadline: 5 May 2016.  Job Description: Ecology and 
Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated environmental consulting firm 
who is committed to sustainable development through responsible 
environmental stewardship. We are seeking a temporary (on-call) Avian 
Specialist/Biologist (reporting to Buffalo, NY office) to work on avian 
surveys on wind energy sites in western New York and possibly 
eastern-central Pennsylvania. This position will be responsible for 
performing raptor/eagle and breeding bird surveys using a range of bird 
sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification. Our 
successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and 
be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Qualifications: 
Responsibilities: • Conduct avian surveys at proposed wind energy sites 
in western NY and possibly elsewhere • Conduct raptor/eagle and breeding 
bird surveys • Compiling and processing data • Provide support, if 
necessary, for wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and 
habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations Requirements: • BS in 
Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related field preferred but 
not required • Six months to three years of field experience conducting 
avian surveys and recording point count and/or transect data • Strong 
visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify 
birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with regional avian 
populations and survey protocol • Other field skills such as wetland 
delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and 
vegetation characterizations an asset, but not required • Ability to 
walk for several miles and work in extreme temperatures and rough 
terrain in remote locations • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written 
communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team 
setting • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel • Experience with iPAD 
and/or Trimble hand-held GPS units preferred • Preference for 
individuals with CPR/First Aid Training • Valid driver’s license and the 
ability to travel to a project sites 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. Local candidates preferred. Must be eligible to work in the 
United States. Visa sponsorship will not be provided. 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.  To Apply: http://www.ene.com

COLONIAL WATERBIRD TECHNICIAN/CREW LEAD (OREGON) - NEEDED ASAP!  at 
Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com  Location: Astoria, OR. Duration: 
2.5-4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 8 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Turnstone is currently hiring a 
crew leader and a technician for an avian predation monitoring program 
in the Lower Columbia River Estuary. These positions are considered 
full-time seasonal. The fieldwork involves daily surveys via boat, foot, 
and/or aircraft to monitor Caspian tern and cormorant colonies and 
ongoing management activities such as installing fencing and nest 
depredation. The crew leader will also supervise field crew activities 
and review and submit data on a daily basis. It will be necessary to 
work long hours and odd schedules, including regular weekend work. 
Safety is of the upmost importance, and technician must be comfortable 
being out on the water for long periods of time. Strong physical 
fitness, including the ability to carry up to 50 lbs. and swim in case 
of emergency, are also necessary. Group housing will be provided out of 
Astoria, Oregon. Position begins ASAP and no later than the end of the 
second week of April, and runs through mid-August. Opportunities to work 
on other projects after the end of the season may be available for the 
excellent employee. A company-owned work vehicle will provided.  
Qualifications: A completed B.S. degree in wildlife biology (or a 
closely-related field), 1+ seasons of field experience, and previous 
supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Caspian tern and cormorant 
or other waterbird experience is highly desirable but not required if 
the applicant has strong field skills, basic bird identification skills, 
and an interest in avian biology. An ideal candidate will possess all of 
the following characteristics: - A consistent track record of working in 
a safe and efficient manner. - Strong physical fitness and the ability 
to work long hours on a boat, even in inclement weather. - Working 
knowledge of western bird identification by sight and sound. - The 
ability and willingness to spend long hours in the field and work odd 
hours, including early morning. - Integrity, quality, and accuracy in 
adhering to scientific protocols. - The ability to record accurate, 
legible and reliable field data. - Flexible, detail-oriented, 
resourceful, and comfortable working independently or as part of a team. 
- A valid driver's license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle.  
Compensation: $2000-3000/month + housing  To Apply: Please navigate to 
the employment section of our website to complete an application.

PHYLOGENETICS AND PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF MONTANE PASSERINE BIRDS IN CHINA  at 
South China Institute of Endangered Animals.  Location: Guangzhou, 
China.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Post-doc. Number of Openings: 2. 
Job Description: We invite applications for postdoctoral positions at 
the South China Institute of Endangered Animals. We are seeking two 
internationally competitive candidates with strong backgrounds in 
population genetics, phylogenetics, molecular ecology, and breeding 
biology to study montane passerines (especially babblers) in southern 
China.  Qualifications: The candidates must hold a PhD and be skilled in 
the analytical methods of phylogeography and phylogenetics. Good 
speaking and written skills, especially in English, are required, and 
also the ability to work as part of a team. Candidates with publication 
records in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals will be 
given top consideration.  Compensation: Salary is in accordance with 
similar positions at top Chinese universities. In addition, there is an 
incentive bonus for high quality research achievement.  To Apply: 
Inquire by contacting Professor FASHENG ZOU (EM: zoufs AT gdei.gd.cn), 
Center for Avian Evolution and Ecology, South China Institute of 
Endangered Animals, Guangzhou. Emails should contain a personal 
statement, copy of PhD diploma (this can be submitted later as long as 
graduation occurs before Autumn 2016), copy of citizenship ID card or 
passport, copy of the PhD thesis and first page of published articles, 
and other certificates of academic achievement.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION MANAGER  at Hawaii Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org/  Location: Kapaau, Hawaii  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Jun 
2016.  Job Description: The mission of the Hawai’i Wildlife Center 
(HWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect, conserve, and 
aid in the recovery of Hawai‘i's native wildlife through hands–on 
treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs. 
The HWC will provide for the best achievable medical and husbandry care 
for reported sick, injured and orphaned indigenous and endemic wildlife, 
including those affected by natural and man-made disasters, returning 
those successfully treated back to the wild. Our wildlife service area 
extends more than 1,000 nautical miles, up to and including the 
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which covers roughly 140,000 
square miles of islets, reefs and waters, an area larger than all of 
America’s National Parks combined. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager 
is responsible to efficiently develop and manage animal care operations 
at HWC and maintain the highest quality of care possible. The HWC 
hospital specializes in the care of over 70 different species and 
subspecies of native birds, including downed seabird response, and the 
Hawaiian hoary bat. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a brand 
new and exciting one of a kind wildlife conservation, response and 
rehabilitation organization in the Pacific islands region. You will be 
able to play an important role in the preservation of Hawai’i’s native 
wildlife, its natural richness and cultural heritage.  Qualifications: 
The Rehabilitation Manager reports directly to the Center Director. 
Candidates must able to professionally manage the wildlife hospital 
operations and partner with the veterinary team. Must be able to handle 
individual animals in a caring, safe and humane manner. Must be able to 
design and maintain appropriate caging, aviaries and pools that meet the 
needs of the species in care. Work maturely and respectfully with 
diverse groups of people and maintain high quality customer/public 
relations. Be skilled at conflict management to support the office 
administration staff with challenging phone calls or walk-in customers 
as needed. Communicate clearly about HWC’s mission, the care and 
treatment of animals, and the safety of the public and other employees. 
And represent HWC professionally at all times. Candidates should possess 
the ability to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases 
and situations for which there may be no existing protocols. Work 
quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions and be able 
to handle multiple responsibilities. Keen interest in wildlife 
conservation issues is a must. Leadership, management skills and a team 
player mentality are vital in working cooperatively with HWC’s small 
staff. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are 
essential. An understanding of Hawai‘i and its people is preferred. 
Candidates must be willing and able to travel Statewide and nationally 
on occasion. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Train and 
supervise animal care staff to set and maintain high quality of care 
standards, develop and refine species protocols and oversee 
rehabilitation treatment plans including, but not limited to, 
nutritional aspects (diets and formulas fed), pre-release conditioning, 
housing, release preparation, etc. • Assists animal care staff with 
day-to-day care of animals. Oversee and move animals through the 
rehabilitation process in a timely manner, and ensure that animal care 
needs are being met. • Work closely with the wildlife veterinary team to 
carry out care plans and determine final disposition of animals 
undergoing veterinary care. Provides medical team with assistance as 
needed. • Work with animal care staff to determine final disposition of 
wild patients, to evaluate and ensure timely and appropriate release of 
all wildlife patients. • Keep Center Director apprised of animal intake, 
in-house patients and their status, animal care needs, quality of animal 
care, patient procedures and programmatic needs. • Ensure that animals 
are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety and 
that staff are trained and following safety procedures. • Monitor, 
identify, perform, supervise enclosure and facility construction and 
maintenance needs, and assist in planning and developing future wildlife 
rehabilitation operations programs. • Ensure that protocols for 
infection control are being followed by animal care staff. • Maintain 
inventory and oversee the purchasing of animal diets and rehabilitation 
supplies within budget guidelines. • Directly supervise the scheduling, 
daily activities and performance of wildlife rehabilitators, interns and 
volunteers. • Maintain open lines of communication, including routine 
wildlife staff meetings. • Develop, implement, and coordinate 
rehabilitation staff training program. Work with Volunteer Manager to 
develop, implement and coordinate volunteer and intern training 
programs. • Remain current and assist in keeping staff current on 
rehabilitation methods and captive care of wildlife through literature 
review, attending courses and conferences, meetings and workshops, 
presenting papers for publication, and networking with the 
rehabilitation community. • Oversee smooth and accurate operation of 
wildlife database and compile and analyze animal intake statistics for 
various reporting needs. • Oversee animal care health records and 
documentation of daily animal care, coordinate veterinary and diagnostic 
procedures. • Assist Center Director in the development of annual state 
and federal wildlife reports. • Assist Center Director and other members 
of the wildlife management team with written policies and procedures as 
needed. • Develop and implement rehabilitation research, training 
programs and materials as needed. REQUIREMENTS: • Must have a 
baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, or equivalent 
experience. • Must have a minimum of three years experience working full 
time in a wildlife rehabilitation center or equivalent animal care 
facility with at least one year of supervisory experience. • Must have 
experience working with a wide variety of wild birds, including seabirds 
• Must have considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation and 
rehabilitation facilities management. • Must be able to make euthanasia 
decisions and perform euthanasia procedures. • Must be willing and able 
to work daily with wild animals and have a good understanding of natural 
history and wild avian behavior. • Must have knowledge and experience in 
wildlife medicine equivalent to a veterinary technician level (be able 
to take radiographs, perform lab work, physical exams, take blood, give 
intravenous and subcutaneous fluids, initiate treatment, calculate doses 
and administer drugs, perform anesthesia and assist in surgery). 
Candidates with a registered veterinary technician or relevant medical 
background preferred. • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Hawaii 
Drivers License with no record of major or repeated minor traffic 
offenses. • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds of weight • Must 
be legally entitled to work in the United States of America  
Compensation: SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Please 
email cover letter, resume, and three references to (EM: info AT 
hawaiiwildlifecenter.org)

M.S. TWO RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN AVIAN AND BUTTERFLY ECOLOGY at Big 
Bend NP, TX and Cal State LA.   Website: http://www.ericmwood.org  
Location: Big Bend National Park, Texas and California State University 
Los Angeles.  Duration: 2 years. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
Two.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Two 
outstanding individuals are needed to start and lead projects 
quantifying the response of bird and butterfly communities to 
restoration efforts along the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National 
Park, Texas. The two candidates would need to be in the field this 
spring (2016) from 9 May through 1 July (with possibility for extension 
to mid July). The two successful candidates would then transition to 
graduate studies in the Biological Sciences Department at California 
State University Los Angeles in the lab of Eric Wood (www.ericmwood.org) 
starting in the fall 2016 (August). The Wood lab of Avian Ecology and 
Conservation is focused on (a) field ecology studies and (b) 
quantitative and landscape analysis (GIS and remote sensing). *note – 
applications for field technicians for the 2016 field season are also 
encouraged – but, preference will be given to qualified applicants who 
are pursuing graduate studies. For fieldwork, duties include point count 
surveys (birds), playback surveys (Yellow-billed Cuckoo), bird foraging 
observations, line-transect surveys (butterflies), vegetation 
quantification, and data entry. Persons hired will have experience with 
one or more of the following duties: (1) conducting point counts of 
birds in the desert southwest, and/or (2) conducting butterfly surveys. 
One graduate position will focus on the avian community, while the other 
the butterfly community. To be eligible for graduate studies, applicants 
would need to apply to the graduate division at California State 
University Los Angeles by May 1. For full details and requirements of 
the Master’s program, please see: 
http://web.calstatela.edu/academic/biol/biomsapplinfo.php. 
Qualifications: Qualified applications will meet the requirements for 
graduate study in the Biological Sciences Department, and have a strong 
interest in leading field research in a team atmosphere, working with 
collaborators in the US Forest Service (Lars Pomara) and the National 
Park Service (Raymond Skiles). The duties in field season #1 will 
involve project setup and data collection, while in year #2, a longer 
field season will likely occur (e.g. April-July) depending on project 
goals and student-driven questions. For fieldwork, applicants should 
expect early work hours (leaving field house well before sunrise), long 
days, and challenging, although beautiful, field conditions (e.g. 
terrain, snakes, thorny vegetation, mud, and very hot temperatures). A 
valid driver’s license is required. These are outstanding positions for 
individuals interested in starting a long-term study surveying birds and 
butterflies along stretches of the Rio Grande River that are slated for 
restoration. Most surveys will be accessible on foot, though some 
stretches of the river may only be accessible by kayak/canoe. 
Additionally, some camping may be required on remote stretches of the 
river.  Compensation: For field season #1, salary will be $2500/month 
with park housing provided. Graduate stipends in August 2016 will kick 
in at $20k per year plus benefits.  To Apply: For all questions about 
the project, graduate positions, and California State University Los 
Angeles, please contact ERIC WOOD (EM: ericmwood AT calstatela.edu), 
visit the lab website (http://www.ericmwoo.org), and also visit the 
Biological Sciences Department homepage 
(http://web.calstatela.edu/academic/biol/index.htm). When sending your 
email, please include your cover letter of interest, resume, transcripts 
(can be unofficial), GRE scores (can be unofficial), and three 
references by 15 April. Positions will be filled as qualified 
applications are received.

FIELD TECHNICIANS: AVIAN POINT COUNTS AND HABITAT SURVEYS  at University 
Of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Location: Massachusetts. Duration: 
Approximately May-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: The University Of 
Massachusetts Department Of Environmental Conservation is seeking to 
fill 2 positions for seasonal field technicians. Technicians would be 
assisting a graduate student collect data as part of a project examining 
the ecological value of spruce plantations in Massachusetts. Throughout 
the state, such plantations have been widely used to supplement native 
forest stocks. Using birds as indicators, this project aims to compare 
biodiversity among exotic spruce plantations, native hemlock stands, and 
mixed forests. Data collected in the field will be used to determine 
bird conservation values, so that the relative effectiveness of each 
forest type can be evaluated in terms of overall biodiversity. The 
primary responsibility of the field technicians will be to conduct avian 
point count surveys throughout large tracts of state owned forest. These 
point counts will be conducted during morning hours on fair weather 
days, and will be focused in conifer forests. The technician will be 
responsible for navigating to predetermined points, conducting 10 minute 
counts, and recording and reporting detailed notes. Point counts will 
occur throughout the breeding season (primarily May-June). Additional 
duties will include assisting with habitat surveys (identifying and 
measuring trees, as well as understory). The length of this position is 
approximately mid-May through July, and counts will be concentrated in 
the central portion of Massachusetts (especially the Quabbin area). 
Local applicants are preferred, however a $500 per month housing 
allowance will be available to applicants not already living near the 
study area.  Qualifications: Applicants with the following 
qualifications will be given preference: • Possession of or in pursuit 
of B.S in Wildlife ecology or related field • Experience conducting 
point counts • Familiarity with the flora and fauna of New England, with 
an emphasis on identifying birds by both sight and sound • Experience 
collecting habitat data (tree species, size, etc) • Proficiency with 
GPS/map navigation • Ability to record and maintain clear and concise 
field notes • The ability to hike off trail through forested areas, 
potentially alone • Ownership of binoculars and basic hiking gear • 
Driver’s license and willingness to use personal vehicle • Tolerance for 
conducting field work under adverse conditions (bugs, early mornings, 
cold weather, heat, wildlife hazards) • Attention to safety and adhering 
to established protocols  Compensation: $2000 per month plus up to $500 
per month housing allowance  To Apply: Interested applicant should send 
a cover letter, resume/cv, and list of 2-3 references, all as a single 
document, to (EM: rittercal AT gmail.com).

SEASONAL SEABIRD TECHNICIANS (2)  at Shoals Marine Lab.  Website: 
http://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/seabird-tech-position Location: 
Isles of Shoals, NH.  Duration: May-August, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: DATES: May 1 - August 31, 2016 
(end date may vary depending upon migration). LOCATION: White and Seavey 
Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire. DESCRIPTION: Two Seasonal 
Seabird Technicians will work with a Project Manager to study and manage 
a breeding colony of Common, Roseate and Arctic Terns at Isles of 
Shoals. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, 
banding and band resighting, diet studies, productivity monitoring, and 
predator management. The applicant should have experience in overseeing 
and participating in data collection and management, establishing a 
daily work schedule based on approved protocols, bird identification, 
and banding. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable 
of climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift 50 lbs.), be 
comfortable living and working in close quarters for extended periods of 
time, and enjoy working independently and with others. The technicians 
will live in a historic and rustic lighthouse keeper's cottage (solar 
electricity, composting toilets, no running water). Mainland shared 
housing in Portsmouth, NH will be provided on days off, which will be 
arranged under direction of the Project Manager.  Qualifications: A 
degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, 
environmental science or related disciplines.  Compensation: $1,500.00 
per month, plus room & board will be provided on White Island  To Apply: 
Email a cover letter and current resume to MIKE ROSEN, SML Director of 
Operations, (EM: michael.rosen AT unh.edu). Please include three 
references in your resume. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling 
basis, so do not delay your application!

AVIAN ECOLOGY TECHNICIAN  at Pacific Northwest Research Station. 
Location: Mount St. Helens, Washington.  Duration: Late May-September 
2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: POSITIONS: : Employees needed to assist 
with long-term monitoring of bird populations and assemblages on lands 
severely disturbed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. These 
positions can potentially be used as undergraduate internship course 
credit if suitable arrangement can be made between employer, college 
faculty, and student. DUTIES: Employees will receive training on 
sampling methods and work both independently and with other crew members 
to obtain measurements for birds and their biophysical habitat features. 
Employees are required to take careful field notes, to record field data 
accurately on data forms, and maintain field equipment. HOUSING: 
Government housing is available for employees when they are not camping. 
SCHEDULE: Mid-to-late May to early September 2016*. Work week will be 40 
hours, Monday through Friday. In some cases this schedule may vary in 
order to accomplish project goals. * Begin and end date negotiable.  
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have experience with field 
methods for sampling bird populations and assemblages, and have the 
knowledge and skills to identify birds by sight and sound (call, songs, 
etc.). Applicants must be physically fit and capable of hiking several 
miles each day through rugged, unstable terrain. Employees will be 
camping throughout the season at well-equipped base camps and 
transported to study sites in government vehicles. Legible handwriting 
is required. Valid state driver’s license is needed.  Compensation: PAY 
RATE: $13.00 - $14.00 per hour depending on experience.  To Apply: HOW 
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts (if available), and 
contact information for three references to: CHARLIE CRISAFULLI Mount 
St. Helens 42218 NE Yale Bridge Road Amboy, WA 98601 (PH: 360-449-7834 
and 360-977-0837 EM: ccrisafulli AT fs.fed.us  or charlie.crisafulli AT 
gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: Each trip 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Openings: 
3.  Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer Field 
Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for the adventure 
of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field 
assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 
2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. This is an excellent 
opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird ID skills. Field 
assistants will assist project director with daily project activities. 
Cost for the week is $1,150 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, 
water, and ground transportation associated with project. Participants 
will fly to the Bahamas for one week to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary Conservian and partners will 
begin the first program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground 
protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, 
and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, 
and seabird sites. Field Assistant and crew will participate in 
collecting new data on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected 
Island sites include Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas 
and national parks of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays 
National Park IBA, Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park 
IBA, Joulters Cay National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as 
additional key shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. 
Project partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream 
Catcher Coastal Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of 
Canada, Dow Agro, LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama 
Port Authority, Grand Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the 
Environment. Volunteer Field Assistants will work closely with project 
director to accomplish the below activities. Project Activities: 
Protect, post & sign shorebird breeding & migratory sites Collect new 
data on nesting shorebirds & habitat Control invasive Australian pine on 
beach habitats Work with local volunteers to accomplish the above goals 
Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will work in both 
populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white 
sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground surveys for 
beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new people. We 
will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird sites and 
control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with shipboard 
duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, 
snorkel, or visit island towns. Expedition schedule: Assist for one week 
Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: 
Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great 
Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulters 
Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros Airport) Qualifications: 
Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good physical condition, 
enjoy working in teams and be capable of walking several miles during 
warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be comfortable living 
onboard a schooner and riding in small boats to access survey sites. 
NOTE: A few trip scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to 
cover part of above live-aboard costs. Prior field experience and 
leadership skills are required for trip scholarship consideration.  
Compensation: 0.  To Apply: If you would like to join our conservation 
pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: 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 applicants is 
ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color expedition 
brochure. See link to article on project from our supporters at 
LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds 
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Subject: Birdjobs -- April 7, 2016
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Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 00:02:37 -0400
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WILDLIFE/RESTORATION BIOLOGIST  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  
Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: Weldon, CA.  
Duration: open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Southern Sierra Research Station (SSRS) is 
looking for a full time Research Associate to fill a permanent position 
in Weldon, California. Primary duties will involve work on a riparian 
restoration project on the South Fork Kern River, Kern County, CA, which 
is located in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. This 
restoration project involves planting new riparian habitat (14 acres), 
enhance existing riparian habitat (49 acres), and wildlife grassland 
areas (48 acres). The biologist will be responsible for assisting in the 
overall implementation of restoration work including: planting and 
watering of native vegetation; installation, maintenance, and removal of 
drip irrigation; removal of weeds and non-native vegetation; vegetation 
sampling to ascertain restoration response; and the supervision, 
coordination, and training of (SSRS and contracted) seasonal field 
technicians to help accomplish these tasks. The applicant will also 
assist in monitoring avian (and other wildlife) response to the habitat 
restoration. This work includes avian point counts, spot mapping, and 
single species surveys (Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo). 
Other duties include conducting or assisting in: logistical preparation 
for the field season; performing maintenance of equipment and vehicles; 
data management; data preparation and analyses; community and scientific 
presentations; and report writing. This is a large project with several 
SSRS staff members responsible for various project components. The 
applicant is expected to work well as a team member, and independently, 
to accomplish project tasks on schedule. The biologist will also have 
opportunities to work on other projects and will be expected to take on 
responsibilities that are not directly related to the main research 
project. Preferred starting time is early to mid-May, but we can be a 
little flexible on the start date Qualifications: B.S (or equivalent 
experience) in wildlife biology (Master’s degree preferred) or a closely 
related field with at least 3 seasons of field experience and at least 
one job with supervisory experience. Must be self-motivated and have a 
strong work ethic. Experience with bird-survey methods such as single 
species surveys, point counts, nest searching, etc.. Must also be 
physically fit for field work and be able to perform manual labor, lift 
heavy objects, and work for extended periods of time under various 
weather conditions. Proficiency with simple tools (e.g. drills, pliers, 
pruners, and shovels) and small machinery (such as string trimmers, 
mowers, etc) is important. Knowledge of basic statistics and R 
statistical software strongly preferred. Experience with restoration is 
a plus, but not required. Grant writing experience is also a plus.  
Compensation: Salary is $32,000 to $35,000/yr (depending on experience) 
with generous vacation and health benefits.  To apply, applicants should 
e-mail a single file (Word or Pdf) which includes: 1) cover letter, 2) 
resume, and 3) names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references to: (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT gmail.com). Please include your 
name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. 
Darwin_C_application.doc). Position open until Preferred starting time 
between early to mid-May. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIELD TECHNICIANS - CONSPECIFIC ATTRACTION IN BIRDS/AMPHIBIANS  at 
University of Illinois.  Location: Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: We 
are seeking two technicians, from mid-late April until August 15th, for 
a conservation project investigating conspecific attraction in 
Golden-winged warblers, Grasshopper sparrows, and several amphibian 
species. The project will involve looking at the hybridization between 
Blue-winged and Golden-winged warblers. Technician duties will include 
point counts, mist-netting, banding, mapping territories and re-sighting 
color combinations, behavioral observations, nocturnal surveys, and 
capturing/marking frogs.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will 
demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work 
independently and in a team setting, and be comfortable working on an 
active military base. Experience conducting point counts and strong 
ability to identify Midwestern birds by sight/sound is essential. 
Mist-netting experience strongly preferred. Ability to work closely with 
other biologists; have full hearing and color vision; ability to 
stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, 
high humidity, and biting insects while maintaining a positive attitude; 
a valid U.S. driver’s license.  Compensation: $12.50/hr plus housing  To 
Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 
three references in one file with your name and “Field Technician” in 
the subject line to (EM: Styndel AT gmail.com (STEPHEN TYNDEL)). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECH - SUMMER 2016  at The Rangeland Resources Research 
Unit with USDA-ARS.  Location: Fort Collins, CO.  Duration: 
approximately May 16 – July 8th.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to gain 
field experience conducting research on avian ecology? The Rangeland 
Resources Research Unit with USDA-ARS in Fort Collins, CO, will be 
hiring 2 field research technicians for the summer of 2016 to assist 
with a study of grazing management and grassland bird nesting ecology. 
The position will involve finding and monitoring grassland bird nests, 
measuring vegetation attributes associated with nesting habitat, and 
assisting with other related experiments. Work will require ability to 
rapidly learn to identify grassland bird species and their nests, 
excellent physical fitness in order to conduct rope dragging to find 
nests, and ability to learn plant species involved in vegetation 
measurements. The position also requires an ability to work long hours 
under highly variable weather conditions in a treeless landscape. Rope 
dragging typically entails hiking >5 miles per day. Additional 
qualifications include careful attention to detail, positive attitude, 
sense of humor, ability to work effectively as a member of a 3-6 person 
field team, and flexibility in work hours related to weather and 
experiment requirements. Start and end dates are approximately May 16 – 
July 8th. Housing is potentially available at the Central Plains 
Experimental Range (40 mi northeast of Ft Collins), or the incumbent can 
live in Ft Collins.  Compensation: Housing is potentially available at 
the Central Plains Experimental Range (40 mi northeast of Ft Collins), 
or the incumbent can live in Ft Collins. Position is for 40 hrs/week at 
$12/hr.  To Apply: : Please submit resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 
references as soon as possible to DAVID AUGUSTINE (EM: David.Augustine 
AT ars.usda.gov). Submissions will be reviewed as received until 
positions are filled. US citizenship and valid driver’s license are 
required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS  at Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen 
University.  Location: Bohai Bay, Hebei Province, China.  Duration: 2-3 
months; Begin at early May and run through early August.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 May 2016  Job 
Description: Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small 
shorebird with half neck collar in Charadriidae family. It breeds in 
large range from S Europe to temperate zone of Asia including Japan, 
winters in N Africa, S China, S Asia and SE Asia. In China, it breeds on 
the beach of east Coast and also the inland salt lakes of Qinghai-Tibet 
Plateau. We are carrying out series cutting-edge studies to understand 
its ecology, evolution and behavior using comparative studies in Hebei, 
Zhejiang, Guangdong and Qinghai populations. Ecology: As a 
ground-nesting species, our study shows it sensitive to environmental 
factors. Behavior: Kentish plover have diverse modes in mating system 
and parental care strategies. This may have both genetic and 
environmental components. Genetics: In China, Kentish plovers may have 
three distinctive genetic populations and divergence mechanism remains 
poorly known. The assistants will work with graduate students from 
Beijing Normal University and Sun Yat-sen University. Duties will 
include nest searching, trapping at the nest, banding, measuring, blood 
sampling, behavior observation and record, experiment manipulation for 
parental care, as well as any other works involved in the field. 
Qualifications: Previous experience with birds is preferred and basic 
training such as measuring and bird banding will also be provided. 
Volunteers are expected to spend for two or three months on the work, 
have strong interest in birds and animal behavior, physically fit and be 
willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share 
rooms with others. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian 
field research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and 
experience the Chinese tradition and culture.  Compensation: 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.  To 
Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could begin work and the length to work) and 
resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to QUE PINJIA (EM: quepinjia AT gmail.com) by email.

SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The University of Montana Bird Ecology 
Lab.  Location: ranch on the Bitterroot River near Florence, Montana.  
Duration: early-May to mid-July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job 
Description: The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is 
seeking a SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) from early-May to mid-July 2016 
to study avian response to restoration of woody draws in the Bitterroot 
Valley of Montana. Field work is located on a private ranch on the 
Bitterroot River near Florence, Montana. Technicians will work with 
project biologists to map focal bird locations and behaviors using a 
touch-screen device, perform nest searches, monitor nests, measure 
habitat features, and possibly assist targeted banding efforts. This 
project is part of a larger restoration monitoring program located on a 
private ranch along the Bitterroot River in western Montana, and 
interested applicants will also have an opportunity to participate in 
other bird monitoring projects. The work involves extensive daily hiking 
in rugged terrain, and keen observational skills to detect bird 
behavior. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys, with the ability to identify western bird 
species by sight and sound, and knowledge of western flora. Previous 
experience locating and monitoring songbird nests preferred. Applicants 
must be able to work alone, follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven 
terrain. A valid driver’s license, binoculars, and a strong work ethic 
are required.  Compensation: Salary is $1,600-1,900/month depending on 
experience, and provided housing or lodging reimbursement up to 
$400/mo.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter addressing 
qualifications specific to this position, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references as a single document to TRICIA RODRIGUEZ 
(EM: tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). Positions open until filled.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRDS IN EASTERN MONTANA  
at  Website: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.  
Location: Roundup, Montana.  Duration: late April/early May through 
July  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: Field assistants (6-8 
positions) needed from late April/early May through July (possibly 
extending into early August) for a migratory songbird study outside of 
Roundup, Montana. The study will look at how migratory songbird 
assemblages in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems respond to grazing systems. 
The study is a collaborative effort and designed to assess the 
effectiveness of migratory songbirds as a tool for monitoring landscape 
changes in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems. Data collection will consist of 
early morning avian walking transect surveys and afternoon nest 
monitoring. Major duties for all assistants include identifying prairie 
and sagebrush songbirds by sight and sound; identifying songbird nests 
and eggs; navigation with GPS units; data entry and proofing; and 
communication with project collaborators and other researchers in the 
area. Good organizational skills, legible handwriting, the ability to 
work independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel and 
work an unusual schedule (early mornings) in prairie/sagebrush habitats 
are essential. A crew leader position may be available for the right 
candidate. If interested, please indicate in your cover letter that you 
would also like to be considered for a crew leader position.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have or are pursuing a Bachelor’s 
degree in wildlife biology, biology, ecology, or a related field. 
Experience identifying birds by sight and song preferred, especially in 
prairie and/or sagebrush systems. Experience working with private 
landowners is highly desired. Strong organizational and data recording 
skills are required. Applicants should be in good physical condition and 
able to walk long distances on an arid landscape. Valid driver’s license 
and current CPR and first aid certification required.  Compensation: 
Salary: $1600 - 2100/month (dependent on experience). Housing is 
provided.  To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 
We strongly encourage you to apply early. Email a cover letter (state 
dates of availability), resume/CV, and contact information for 3 
references to ALAN HARRINGTON at the Avian Science Center (EM: 
alan.harrington AT mso.umt.edu). Only applications with all attachments 
as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be accepted. Please put 
“Songbird Field Technician” in subject line. For further information 
about the project please visit us at 
http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.

PATCH-BURN-GRAZING AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of 
Tennessee.  Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/  Location: Kentucky 
and Tennessee.  Duration: 3 Months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Center for Native Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee 
is in search of 2 technicians who will assist with grassland/early 
successional bird monitoring, forage, and vegetation sampling from early 
May to late July. These data are being collected to assess the impacts 
of a patch-burn-grazing management regime on bird communities, forage 
quality, and cattle weight. Technicians will be asked to travel among 
three locations (Richmond, KY, Hazard, KY, and Lewisburg, TN). Review of 
applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Job duties 
include: conducting distance-based surveys for grassland and early 
successional birds, measuring vegetation (height, percent cover, 
weight), forage clipping for Near Infrared Spectroscopy analysis, data 
entry, and moving cattle among experimental pasture units. Salary is 
$1,500/month (40 hrs/week). Housing and field vehicle will be provided.  
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should be familiar with 
grassland/early successional bird species identification by sight and 
sound (species vary by site but may include dickcissel, indigo bunting, 
field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s 
sparrow, red-winged blackbird); distance sampling methodology; and basic 
vegetation identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
proven bird identification and skill. Candidates should be extremely 
independent, comfortable working long days in the field during hot 
summer months, and energetic and excited about applied avian 
conservation research. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable 
working around cattle. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
discipline is preferred. Candidates should bring their own binoculars.  
Compensation: $1250-1600/month depending on experience  To Apply: 
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send as single file 
including 1) cover letter outlining any specific work experiences with 
grassland birds and/or nest searching, 2) resume, and 3) contact 
information for 3 references to: DR. CHRIS LITUMA; (EM: clituma AT 
utk.edu).

SEASONAL BIOLOGISTS/GUIDES  at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science 
Schools.  Website: 

http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment&articleID=700B5BB6-ECEE-F3BD-B81583530D55B2D7 

Location: Jackson, WY.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 10 Apr 2016.  Job Description: 
YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS OUTDOOR EDUCATORS needed to 
lead safari-style wildlife viewing and ecology education programs in 
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Wildlife Expeditions of 
Teton Science Schools. Candidates should possess a combination of strong 
natural history skills (preferably of the Greater Yellowstone 
Ecosystem), education/guiding experience, sound vehicle operation 
skills/driving history and exceptional inter-personal skills. Candidates 
must effectively communicate about the natural history and human history 
associated with Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and 
the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Candidates must accurately 
communicate the missions of the Parks and Teton Science Schools. All 
successful candidates must be passionate about educating all ages about 
the natural world. Wildlife Expeditions provides natural history tours 
in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for the general public. 
Programs are vehicle based but do include the opportunity to provide 
short nature hikes. Successful candidates should possess a passion for 
sharing the natural world and embrace customer service as an important 
component of the experience. All candidates must be able to safely 
operate large vans. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: B.S. in 
Biology, Wildlife Ecology or similarly related field, excellent 
communicator, positive attitude, hardworking. Successful Candidates must 
possess a valid Wilderness First Responder Certification prior to 
employment. Teton Science Schools is 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 two driving infractions in the 
last two years.  Compensation: DOE  To Apply: Apply online at 

http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment&articleID=700B5BB6-ECEE-F3BD-B81583530D55B2D7 



BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON FIELD TECH  at The Ohio State University. 
Location: Ohio and Michigan.  Duration: 4-5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 Jun 2016.  Job 
Description: 1-2 field technicians are needed to assist with a graduate 
project examining post-fledging and migration ecology of a 
state-threatened population of Black-crowned Night-Herons. Research will 
take place at multiple locations in the western Lake Erie region. 
Responsibilities will include capturing, measuring, banding, and placing 
radio transmitters on adult and juvenile night-herons, tracking 
movements and deploying video surveillance equipment on night heron 
colonies. The technicians will also assist with vegetation surveys and 
data entry. More information on the project can be found here: 
http://www.christophertonra.com/lake-erie-migratory-bird-ecology.html 
One position available from July-November and the other from 
August-November. Salary will be $1700/month. One position will involve 
working and living independently for the majority of the season. Housing 
and transportation to field sites will be provided. The position will be 
an average of 40 hours/week, but work schedule will be variable. The 
graduate student on the project will supervise the technicians.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, strong 
work ethic, be willing to work long hours in the field, be able to work 
well independently and with others, and be comfortable navigating using 
maps and GPS. Work may involve wading through water in hot/buggy 
conditions. Previous tracking experience is highly desired, as the 
majority of time will be spent locating tagged birds.  Compensation: 
Salary will be $1700/month To apply: Please send a resume, contact 
information for three references, and a cover letter highlighting 
relevant experience in one document by email with the subject 
“Black-crowned Night-Heron Field Technician” to KRISTIE STEIN (EM: 
stein.405 AT osu.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

MSC IN WILDLIFE (AVIAN) ECOLOGY  at UW-Madison.  Location: Madison, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Application Deadline: 
May 31,2016.  Job Description: We are seeking an outstanding student to 
pursue a MSc in Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Forest and 
Wildlife Ecology (FWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 
student’s thesis will involve studying the nesting habitat associations 
and population status of the federally threatened Marbled Murrelet. The 
successful applicant will be responsible for: (1) conducting two field 
seasons of murrelet survey work in northern California; (2) analyzing 
and interpreting a long-term population trend dataset collected on 
private and public lands; and (3) developing a spatially-explicit 
habitat suitability model for marbled murrelets in the region. Fieldwork 
involves dawn surveys to count murrelets in forested habitats and 
identify potential nesting areas. The successful applicant will be 
funded through TAships in the Spring and Fall semesters in ornithology 
and lower-division a conservation biology course, and as a field 
technician during the summer. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Zach 
Peery (website: http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/) and Dr. Anna 
Pidgeon (website: http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/anna-pidgeon).  
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, 
conservation biology, ecology or closely related field. Applicants with 
strong quantitative skills and a background in avian ecology (including 
bird identification) will be given preference. The selected student is 
expected to enroll at the UW-Madison in the Fall Semester of 2016 or 
Spring Semester of 2017. More details on the graduate programs can be 
found at http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/graduate-overview. 
Application materials will be accepted until a suitable candidate is 
found. For more info, contact: ZACH PEERY Associate Professor, 
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 
Madison, Madison, WI 53706 (EM: mpeery AT wisc.edu).   To be considered 
for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests 
and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE 
scores), and contact information for three professional references 
(name, email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to (EM: 
mpeery AT wisc.edu).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Ecology and Environment, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.ene.com  Location: Chicago, IL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Ecology 
and Environment, Inc. is a fully integrated environmental consulting 
firm committed to supporting sustainable development through responsible 
environmental stewardship. We are seeking an Avian Biologist for our 
Chicago, IL office. This position will be responsible for performing 
bird and biological surveys and monitoring a variety of projects. Our 
successful candidate will have strong bird identification skills with 
experience conducting avian surveys.  Qualifications: Responsibilities: 
• Performing bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques 
including visual/ auditory identification • Performing plant, habitat 
and threatened and endangered species surveys • Performing wetland 
delineations • Permitting of infrastructure development projects with 
local, state, and federal agencies • Ensuring compliance with USFWS, 
USACE and state equivalent agency requirements • Monitoring restoration 
and construction projects in biologically sensitive areas • Preparing 
Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy and Avian Risk Assessment Reports • 
Participating in consultations with state and federal environmental 
agencies Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental 
Science, or related discipline • 1-3 years’ of experience conducting 
avian surveys • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must 
be able to identify birds by their call/songs) • Experience with Prairie 
Chickens and Whooping Cranes preferred • Ability to travel and perform 
field work • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to 
write technical reports • Strong communication skills and ability to 
work within a team setting as well as a self-starting individual • 
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel 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 www.ene.com to apply 
on-line. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship 
will not be provided. Local candidates preferred. 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.  To Apply: Apply on-line 
http://www.ene.com

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST III/ ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST IV  at Xcel Energy.  
Website: http://www.xcelenergy.com  Location: Minneapolis, MN.  
Duration: Indefinite.  Job Type: Permanent.  Job Description: Are you 
looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and 
education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do 
you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities 
to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just 
what you’re looking for. Xcel Energy is looking for either an 
Environmental Analyst III or Environmental Analyst IV to be located in 
Minneapolis, MN. This position is seeking a candidate experienced in all 
aspects of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
(MBTA), and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection ACT (BGEPA). The candidate 
must have experience with implementing Bird and Bat Conservation 
Strategies (BBCS) including design, implementation, and appropriate 
quality assurance evaluations related to bird, bat, and eagle fatality 
monitoring. The candidate should also have an understanding of 
environmental permitting and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
requirements related to building and operating renewable energy 
generation facilities. The candidate would support NSP-Minnesota 
operations and provide assistance to other regions of Xcel Energy in 
Colorado and Texas. A Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or similar, 
Environmental Sciences, or Environmental Engineering is required. A 
Master’s degree in the same areas is strongly preferred. Also, 
experience working with ArcGIS is desired. Summary Designs, implements, 
and administers broad environmental studies and compliance programs and 
is responsible for securing and renewing permits and licenses. Practices 
originality and ingenuity on relatively difficult and complex issues. 
Works under minimal supervision conferring primarily on unusual matters 
and has appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and/or decisions. 
Occasionally participates on special work teams, and may act as a 
coordinator or technical consultant on small projects. May occasionally 
be assisted by Environmental Analyst I and II personnel. Possesses and 
applies broad knowledge of environmental theories, principles, 
techniques and related work disciplines and applies it along with 
related work experience in completing difficult job assignments. 
Essential Responsibilities •Designs and develops environmental 
procedures and programs designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure 
compliance with existing federal, state, and local regulations, 
licenses, and permits pertaining to environmental control at the 
corporation's facilities. (Major areas may include air, water quality, 
and land quality; liquid and solid waste disposal, above ground and 
underground storage tanks, radiation, emergency plans, DOT compliance 
with pipeline and transportation and FAA safety regulations.) •Designs 
and administers studies and monitoring programs. Conducts research, and 
prepares and/or reviews data required to support permit applications, 
regulatory reports, management plans and performance indicators. 
•Prepares technical reports and permit applications based on the 
interpretation of data, observations, and current regulations. •Performs 
in-depth environmental reviews and inspections to facilitate compliance 
with applicable regulations. Conducts environmental assessment of sites 
and facilities to minimize corporate risk and liability. •Provides 
technical guidance and formal regulatory required and requested 
environmental training and guidance to facility personnel and outside 
contractors to promote environmental compliance. •As requested, reviews 
and comments on proposed new regulations and legislation as to its 
potential impact on each business unit. Once adopted, assist facilities 
in any modifications to procedures, processes or operation to come into 
compliance. •Assists with budget preparation and works to implement 
programs within budget, time and regulatory constraints. •Upon request, 
provides technical assistance to emergency incidents at facilities.  
Qualifications: Required for Environmental Analyst III •Bachelor's 
degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Applied Science or related 
field (Associate's degree in areas of environmental or applied science 
and three years of progressive responsibilities in environmental related 
work experience may be substituted for the education) •4 years 
professional environmental related work experience Required for 
Environmental Analyst IV •BS/BA in environmental science, engineering, 
applied science, or related fields (an Associate college degree in areas 
of environmental or applied science and three years of progressive 
responsibilities in related work experience may be substituted for the 
education requirement. •6 years of progressively more responsible 
environmental related work experience including, but not limited to 
environmental regulations, remedial procedures, audit procedures, and 
power generation processes. •Demonstrated skills in technical writing, 
verbal communication, and negotiations.  As a leading combination 
electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a 
comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 
million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight 
Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the 
preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If 
you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our 
team.  Compensation: Competitive.  To Apply: If you are interested in 
applying, please apply online at 

https://jobs.xcelenergy.com/job/Minneapolis-Environmental-Analyst-III-Environmental-Analyst-IV-Job-MN-55401/330225700/ 



FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYS  at Klamath Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.klamathbird.org  Location: Southern 
Oregon and northern California.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016. Job Description: The 
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking seasonal field 
technicians from early May through mid July, to complete point count 
surveys in southern Oregon and northern California. Primary 
responsibilities will include conducting point count surveys and 
vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard 
protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if 
time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance 
estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Rustic local 
housing may be provided near areas of some work if available, but 
camping will otherwise be required. Applicant must have a field worthy 
vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement 
will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one 
full season of relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, 
and be in excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance 
to individual birds, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, 
follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, 
communicate effectively, work independently in the forest, work and live 
well with others, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate 
working in areas containing poison oak. 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. Compensation: $2260/month  To apply, send cover 
letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), resume, and 
contact information for three references to KATE HALSTEAD (EM: keh AT 
klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and 
on a continual basis until the position is filled.

ALEXANDER DICKEY CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at Vermont Center for 
Ecostudies.  Website: http://vtecostudies.org/about-us/employment/ 
Location: Vermont, USA.  Duration: 6 June to 13 August 2016.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Read the 
full position description at 
http://vtecostudies.org/about-us/employment/ VCE seeks applicants for a 
10-week, field-based conservation science internship. The position will 
involve immersion in many aspects of VCE’s diverse wildlife research and 
monitoring projects, including (but not limited to) the Vermont Loon 
Conservation Project, Mountain Birdwatch, long-term bird banding on the 
Mt. Mansfield ridgeline, and studies of vernal pool amphibian ecology. 
Responsibilities will vary from day to day and week to week, but will 
include field work and office-based tasks such as errorchecking and 
digitization of data. Applicants should be in relatively early stages of 
a career trajectory that demonstrates a genuine commitment to 
conservation of flora and fauna. While passion for natural history, 
motivation to learn and eagerness to contribute are far more important 
qualities than experience, successful candidates will be able to 
highlight a proven dedication to conservation biology. Above all else, 
we seek applicants who are eager to grow and develop as conservation 
professionals, who will apply the skills they gain in this internship to 
advance VCE’s mission, and who express a personal connection to nature 
that reflects the solace and delight it offered to Alexander. Special 
consideration will be given to candidates who, like Alexander, blend a 
love of the humanities with this felt connection to nature.  
Qualifications: Qualifications include some formal education in wildlife 
biology, ecology, or a closely related field. Also required is a 
willingness to work unpredictable hours in demanding field conditions, 
to physically exert oneself, to work both independently and in a 
close-knit team situation, to be flexible in scheduling activities, and 
to show an abundance of good-natured humor. Applicants should be 
prepared to travel independently around Vermont and occasionally to 
surrounding states, to conduct loon surveys via kayak (training will be 
provided), and to conduct hiking-based surveys of mountain birds. 
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, 
carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good 
physical condition are essential. Willingness to camp in remote areas 
and ability to use a GPS for navigation in the dark to survey locations 
are also important. Prior experience conducting biological field work, 
particularly involving identification of birds by sight and sound, is 
preferred, but not required. A reliable vehicle that can transport a 
kayak is a necessity, as frequent travel to field sites will be 
involved. Applicants must be able to supply their own backpacking gear 
for short overnight (occasionally multi-night) backcountry bird 
surveys.  Compensation: This internship will pay $400/week and is not 
eligible for VCE benefits.All personal mileage accrued during the 
internship will be reimbursed at the federal mileage reimbursement rate, 
as will approved personal project-related expenses. Housing is not 
included in the internship, and it is recommended that suitable housing 
be obtained in the Norwich/Hanover area of VT/NH’s Upper Valley.   To 
apply, please submit a brief cover letter with CV and at least two 
references by 15 April 2016 to the attention of MELISSA MACKENZIE (EM: 
mmackenzie AT vtecostudies.org), along with a 500-word (maximum) essay 
articulating why this internship offers a meaningful opportunity to 
advance your personal and professional growth, and how Alexander 
Dickey’s deep relationship with nature resonates with your own. At the 
internship’s conclusion, we will request a 1000-word retrospective essay 
about the experience’s impact on you, how it has affected your 
professional aspirations, and how you feel it has honored Alexander’s 
memory. This essay may be published in VCE’s fall newsletter, Field Notes.

RAPTOR EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY  at Linwood Springs Research Station. 
Website: http://raptorservices.rezgo.com/  Location: Stevens Point, WI.  
Duration: 5 days. Number of Openings: Space is limited so register 
early.  Application Deadline: 31 May 2016.  Job Description: This 5 day 
workshop is offered every June with an emphasis on learning breeding 
season field techniques and again in October, with an emphasis on 
migration and winter research techniques. Students will participate 
directly in real research projects, allowing them significant hands-on 
time with some of Wisconsin’s finest raptors. The small class size of 
6-8 students, allows for individualized instruction time throughout the 
course. Students will participate in capturing and handling, mist nets, 
broadcast call surveys, clutch counts, reading feather molt, video 
surveillance, drawing blood samples, telemetry and more. Qualifications: 
No prerequisites.  Compensation: Cost is $495.  To Apply: Visit: 
http://raptorservices.rezgo.com/ for more information. Or contact GENE 
JACOBS: (EM: gene AT RaptorResearch.com)

SHOREBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA  at University of 
Virginia.  Location: Oyster, Virginia.  Duration: 6 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 19 Apr 2016.  
Job Description: University of Virginia Department of Environmental 
Sciences is looking for three individuals to assist in conducting 
shorebird surveys on tidal flats along the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 
This job is from April 20th through May 25th with a possibility of 
extension to June 1st with a pay rate of $10.65 per hour. Housing will 
be provided. The research will take place in the Virginia Coast Reserve 
(VCR), a site used by many species of migratory shorebird for wintering 
and refueling. The focus of this research is on understanding how 
macroalgae affects the carrying capacity of intertidal habitats for 
migrating shorebirds during stopovers. Surveying includes making careful 
and detailed behavioral and foraging observations of shorebirds in 
coastal habitats using binoculars and/or spotting scopes. Some 
vegetation surveys and invertebrate collections will also be conducted. 
Travel to and from field sites may include walking 1-2 miles, riding in 
motorboats and/or kayaking up to a mile. This position involves an 
extensive amount of fieldwork, walking through salt marshes on 
uneven/muddy ground on hot summer days where biting insects will be 
present. Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. 
Prefer at least one year of college-level course work in Biology, 
Wildlife Biology, Environmental Sciences or related field. Prefer at 
least 6 weeks of previous environmental field research experience. 
Compensation: 10.65/hour Housing provided 
(http://www.abcrc.virginia.edu/siteman1/index.php)   To apply, 
candidates must submit a Staff Application through Jobs AT UVA 
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0618394. Questions 
about the position itself should be directed to ALICE BESTERMAN (EM: 
afb5kg AT virginia.edu) Questions regarding the application process in 
Jobs AT UVA should be directed to RACHEL BROWN SHORT, (EM: rbs2n AT 
virginia.edu, PH: 434-924-7763). The University will perform background 
checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The 
University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply.

RAPTOR TRAPPING AND BANDING INTERNSHIP  at Cedar Grove Ornithological 
Research Station.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/cgorstation  
Location: Cedar Grove, WI. Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jul 2016.  Job Description: 
Hands on internship that will help you learn to identify, trap, and band 
raptors during the fall migration. 15 August- 20 November. The Cedar 
Grove Ornithological Research Station in Wisconsin has been in operation 
every fall since 1950. Over the years we have banded more than 42,000 
hawks and owls of 24 species. We watch for hawks from dawn to dusk and 
work active lures to bring them into our net systems. Mist nets are left 
up at night to trap owls during October and November and are checked at 
intervals during the night. Interns are expected to participate in all 
activities. A small stipend would be provided, along with food and 
housing on the site. Qualifications: We look for interns with some 
experience or interest in birding and preferably the basics in safe bird 
handling and mist net removal. We also need interns for the whole 90 day 
season. Compensation: Room And Board +$15.00 a day  To Apply: Contact: 
RICK HILL (EM: rptrbander AT gmail.com) for more information.

AVIAN MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT  at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: 
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016.  Job 
Description: Join a small team at our remote and Observatory on the 
north shore of Lake Superior. The autumn season runs from August 1- 
October 31. We have a busy programme of visual monitoring, capturing, 
banding of passerines and Northern Saw-whet Owls. Both short and 
long-term volunteers are considered.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
keen individuals who enjoy isolated living and enduring what the weather 
brings. Field biologists who have some experience identifying and 
handling North American birds is an asset although those from other 
shores and natural history experience are welcome. Volunteers committing 
to three or more weeks have accommodation and food supplied. Short term 
volunteers are charged a small fee. Compensation: A life changing 
experience.  To Apply: Please see Thunder Cape Bird Observatory website 
to fill in online application form. Send to RINCHEN BOARDMAN (EM: 
arbyboardman AT gmail.com), Programme Coordinator and ALLAN GILBERT (EM: 
agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

SHRUBLAND BIRD/VEGETATION FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 positions)  at Illinois 
Natural History Survey.  Location: Illinois  Duration: Preferred 
duration: 1 May through 15 July, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3. Job Description: We are seeking three technicians for a 
project investigating the effects of invasive plant species on the 
occurrence and abundance of three avian species of conservation concern 
in Illinois. We will be surveying shrubland sites across the state with 
two primary goals: 1) identify landscape and site-level patterns of 
occupancy and distribution of invasive woody plant species encroachment 
within shrublands across Illinois, 2) characterize the bird communities 
of shrubland sites throughout Illinois, with special emphasis on three 
focal species: Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell’s Vireo, and Field Sparrow.  
Qualifications: Duties will include, but are not limited to: vegetation 
surveys to assess woody plant species composition, avian point counts, 
targeted bird surveys using playback. Necessary skills: Either 
experience conducting avian point counts, and familiarity with Illinois 
birds, Or experience conducting vegetation surveys. Preference will be 
given to those with experience in both areas (birds and vegetation). 
Moreover, preference will be given to applicants who possess or are 
working toward a B.S. degree in biology, physiology, wildlife science or 
a related field. Work will involve early mornings, lots of driving, 
staying at hotels for extended periods, long days in the field, and 
variable work schedule. Must be able to tolerate adverse field 
conditions including walking through and working in densely vegetated, 
often thorny habitat, exposure to high temperatures, poison ivy, biting 
insects, and snakes. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as 
work involves a great deal of walking in thick vegetation and often 
carrying equipment through shrublands. A positive attitude about field 
work (and life!), excellent attention to detail, and good communication 
skills are a must. Field vehicles arranged. A valid driver’s license is 
required.  Compensation: $9-12 DOE  To Apply: Applications will be 
evaluated as they are received, and positions will remain open until 
filled. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter 
explaining your interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and 
contact information of 3 references (including e-mail addresses) to:(EM: 
hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). Reference “Shrubland Birds” in the 
subject line of the email. Please direct technical questions to KAITY 
RIPPLE (EM: kaity.ripple AT gmail.com).

DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR CONSERVATION & STEWARDSHIP  at Cincinnati Nature 
Center.  Location: Milford, OH.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  
Application Deadline: 1 July 2016.  Job Description: Job Opening 
Director of Center for Conservation & Stewardship - Cincinnati Nature 
Center – Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Nature Center is seeking an 
experienced, dynamic conservation scientist to lead its new regional 
Center for Conservation & Stewardship. Cincinnati Nature Center has 
created The Center for Conservation & Stewardship in order to 
significantly increase its impact in the 12 county region of Greater 
Cincinnati. The Center has five (5) conservation objectives: • Maintain 
a “living laboratory “of biologically diverse native habitats • Create 
awareness and educate about the benefits and best practices of 
conservation • Improve the local ecosystem through regional conservation 
initiatives • Carry out scientific research and monitoring • Protect and 
increase greenspace in the region Research Focus: To gain greater 
knowledge of the region’s ecosystem, ecology, and natural history in 
order to develop effective ecosystem management and restoration methods 
and reduce human impact. A $2 million renovation of an existing 10,000 
square foot 1920 stone Tudor building will begin shortly to provide 
dedicated office, laboratory, and teaching space for the Center for 
Conservation & Stewardship. Cincinnati Nature Center, founded in 1965, 
is a nationally recognized leader in environmental education and 
conservation with: 10,000 member households, over 175,000 visitors per 
year, 60+ regular staff, 400+ dedicated volunteers, a $3.7 M operating 
budget, a $24 M endowment, and two properties in Clermont County east of 
Cincinnati totaling 1,650 acres. For more information go to: 
www.CincyNature.org The CC&S Director will report to the Executive 
Director; working in collaboration with Education, Visitor Experience, 
Finance & Facilities, and External Relations departments; and have the 
following specific responsibilities: • Lead a team of five (5) 
Conservation & Stewardship staff • Manage, restore, and enhance CNC 
lands • Develop, lead, and direct all scientific research including 
opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students • Plan and 
supervise regional conservation initiatives, including Milkweeds to 
Monarchs • Collaborate with local organizations and agencies to provide 
engaging and motivating programs for a variety of audiences • Partner 
with Cardinal Land Conservancy to preserve/protect greenspace in SW Ohio 
• Serve on the CNC Leadership Team • Represent CNC/CC&S in the community 
locally and regionally Director of the Center for Conservation & 
Stewardship at Cincinnati Nature Center is a unique opportunity to 
develop and lead a new conservation program in the Midwest!  
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should specifically desire a field 
research environment, be a strong leader with solid business acumen, and 
have: • PhD degree in biology, ecology, conservation sciences, or a 
related field • Experience in leading and carrying out field research • 
Minimum five (5) years of professional leadership experience • Budget 
management experience • Strong written and oral communication skills and 
proficiency in public speaking • Ecosystem management expertise with 
proven experience in forest, wetland, field, and stream habitats • 
Inherent self-motivation • Excellent analytical skills • A sense of 
humor and innate curiosity  To Apply: Interested candidates with the 
qualifications outlined above, should apply by visiting 
http://bit.ly/DOCCSCNCNET or sending a cover letter, resume, and salary 
requirements to (EM: job AT strategichrinc.com). Employer is EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AVIAN ECOLOGIST  at Northern Research Station USFS & University of 
Massachusetts.  Location: White Mountains, NH.  Duration: approximately 
2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Technicians are needed to 
assist on a project examining the reproductive success of Swainson’s 
thrush along an elevational gradient in the White Mountain National 
Forest, NH from mid-May through July. Technicians will be responsible 
for working effectively under the direction of a graduate student 
primarily on Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Washington in the Presidential Range. 
The majority of the time will be spent locating and monitoring thrush 
nests. However, the technician will also have the opportunity to help 
with a radio telemetry study on red squirrels at the same field 
locations. Housing will be provided in a cottage on the Bartlett 
Experimental Forest in Bartlett, NH. Located in the heart of the highest 
peaks of the White Mountains, these positions offer a great opportunity 
to work and recreate in spectacular mountains while gaining valuable 
field experience.  Qualifications: Qualified technicians will preferably 
have experience locating and monitoring passerine nests and identifying 
species of eastern songbirds. The applicant must have good communication 
skills, a positive and adventurous attitude, and a strong work ethic. We 
will consider applicants lacking experience if they can provide 
evidence, via references and an interview, that they are exceptional 
ecologists and extremely fast learners. The applicant must enjoy working 
in wet and insanely buggy (black flies and mosquitoes) conditions. 
Compensation: $400-$500/week depending on experience  To Apply: To 
apply, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three 
professional references to (EM:  daveking AT eco.umass.edu).

HAWKWATCHER FOR 40TH ANNUAL SEASON  at Coastal Virginia Wildlife 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.cvwo.org  Location: Kiptopeke State 
Park, Virginia.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: Conduct daily counts of 
southbound migrant hawks from Kiptopeke State Park; total count by 
species and log weather observations hourly, and daily; interact with 
visitors to the Hawkwatch Platform, making an effort to further the 
educational mission of CVWO. The Hawkwatcher will prepare a report at 
the close of the season reflecting the migration. Contract Period: 
September 1 through November 30, 2016. The Hawkwatch is expected to be 
in operation from about sunrise to about sunset each day except during 
rain or high winds. Toward the end of the season the daily operation may 
be adjusted to the actual hours of the migration flight which becomes 
shortened. Throughout the season qualified volunteers will relieve the 
Hawkwatcher for occasional days or half-days off. Living Quarters: A new 
facility three miles away at Eastern Shore of VA National Wildlife 
Refuge is available during the period at no cost for the Hawkwatcher and 
will be shared with other field staff. Shared kitchen, bathroom and 
laundry facilities are provided. Interaction with the Public: The 
Hawkwatcher should assume the responsibility for helping individuals 
visiting the Platform expand their knowledge and identification skills, 
but such effort should be at a level that does not interfere with the 
accuracy of the count. An effort should be made to educate visitors to 
the Platform about CVWO and about the role the Hawkwatch plays in 
gaining scientific data. Data: The migration data collected each day 
must be entered into the computer database at Hawkcount.org regularly so 
that computer records do not lag appreciably. A computer will be 
provided by CVWO if needed. At the conclusion of the season the original 
daily sheets must be delivered to CVWO. Final Report: By 12/31/16 the 
Hawkwatcher must prepare and deliver to CVWO an electronic copy of a 
report detailing the operation of the Hawkwatch for the season.  
Qualifications: Candidate must have proven ability to identify North 
American raptors in flight. This position is not an opportunity for 
on-the-job training. Previous experience at a hawkwatch is preferred.  
Compensation: $1750 per month for 3 months, paid in semimonthly 
installments on the 1st and 16th of the month. The last payment will be 
held until the Final Report is received. To assist with the cost of 
travel CVWO will reimburse sub-contractors $.15 per mile from the point 
of origination directly to Kiptopeke up to $200. Accurate odometer 
records will be required in writing. Tolls will not be reimbursed. To 
apply for this position please send a detailed resume, including contact 
information for two or more individuals who can attest to your 
qualifications, to Raptor Team Leader BRIAN TABER at (EM: taberzz AT 
aol.com) .

SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at Institute for Seabird Research and 
Conservation.  Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  Duration: 3.5 months. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 25 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Watch, handle, and interact with seabirds like 
you would at no other field camp in the world. Spend your summer 
assisting with a long term study of seabird population ecology on 
Middleton Island, Alaska. Located in the northern Gulf of Alaska, 
Middleton Island supports colonies of pelagic cormorants, glaucous 
winged gulls, black-legged kittiwakes, common murres, rhinoceros 
auklets, and tufted puffins. Work as part of an international crew 
monitoring the breeding biology of these species at this remote site. 
Positions begin ~ 3 May and continue through 15 August 2016. 
Availability and commitment for the whole study period is essential. 
Expect to spend your time monitoring breeding parameters of colonial 
nesting birds on both an abandoned radar tower colony and on natural 
breeding habitat. Tower monitoring includes feeding, nest site 
attendance, weighing and measuring birds, and banding. Activities on 
natural breeding habitats burrow monitoring, walking plots, weighing and 
measuring chicks, banding, counts, and more. Expect to work long hours 
in inclement weather. Qualifications: Matriculation in or recent 
graduation from a university program in wildlife ecology, biology, 
marine science or a related field is preferred, but not necessarily 
required. On-the-job training will usually suffice.  Compensation: 
Receive paid roundtrip airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (and to Middleton 
Island) from anywhere in the lower 48, food and lodging while 
volunteering for the project, $5/day per diem (approximately $500 at end 
of season).  To Apply: Send CV and email contact for two references to 
Scott Hatch (EM: shatch.isrc AT gmail.com, PH: 907-345-6056 or 
907-301-6352),Institute for Seabird Research and Conservation, 
Anchorage, Alaska. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are 
identified.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands on the Maine coast.  Duration: May-Aug.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: *1 
position still available. Start date in May negotiable. Position ends on 
August 14. Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program manages seven island 
research stations off the coast of Maine, each of which is led by an 
Island Supervisor. Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing 
multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising 
Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work 
schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; 
conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing 
invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator 
management; data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating 
logistics with mainland staff. Study species vary by island and may 
include terns, puffins, Razorbills, guillemots, storm-petrels, and 
gulls. Living and working on offshore islands are required. Conditions 
are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of 
field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. 
Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power 
research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running 
water. Island field teams range in size from 2 to 6 people (depending on 
island and time of year). All field team members participate in seabird 
research and camp maintenance duties. Days can be long and weekend work 
may be required. Island Supervisors will spend the entire field season 
living on island. Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 
islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 weeks to procure food 
and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must 
possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal vehicle is desirable. 
On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately 
every two weeks, and supervisors are responsible for submitting a 
grocery/supply list prior to scheduled deliveries. Food and worker’s 
compensation insurance are provided, as well as housing when on the 
mainland and camping space on the islands.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s 
degree in biology or related field with several seasons of field 
experience. Must be in excellent physical condition and have wilderness 
camping experience. Bird banding experience is required. Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of 
diverse backgrounds. Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable 
weather conditions. Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing 
experience is helpful. For supervisors on inshore islands, experience 
operating small motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be 
necessary for these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not 
operate motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, 
binoculars, bird banding equipment, camping equipment, basic hand tools. 
A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for 
seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience leading 
and training field crews; Experience with predator control, hunting 
and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine 
care/basic maintenance, inflatable boat repair, boat safety equipment, 
solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, 
sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.  Compensation: $455-475/week (depending 
on island and experience) + food and accommodations.  To Apply: Submit a 
cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information. 
Applications must be submitted on Audubon's career website: 
http://www.audubon.org/careers Click on 'Current Opportunities' and 
search keyword 'seabird'. If you applied in winter and are still 
available, send an email indicating continued interest to (EM: pshannon 
AT audubon.org).

WILDLIFE: AVIAN ECOLOGY TEMPORARY FACULTY POSITION  at Humboldt State 
University.  Website: http://apptrkr.com/777852  Location: Arcata, CA.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 27 Jun 
2016.  Job Description: Humboldt State University Vacancy Announcement 
Temporary Faculty Position Starting August 2016 Department of Wildlife 
Job #7681 Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals 
of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the 
highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the 
state DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Wildlife 
invites applications for one full-time temporary faculty position in 
Avian Ecology for academic year 2016/2017. The initial appointment will 
be for the Fall 2016 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2017 
will be contingent upon budget, programmatic need and satisfactory 
performance evaluation. Depending on available funding, programmatic 
need and satisfactory performance evaluation, we anticipate renewing 
this position in future terms. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent 
on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California 
State University Salary Schedule is available at:  
http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf. Humboldt 
State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. 
Information about the benefits plans can be found at: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An 
earned M.S. or equivalent in Wildlife, Ecology, Conservation or related 
field from an accredited college or university is required at the time 
of appointment. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the 
areas listed above from an accredited college or university is 
preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: • 
Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching using a variety of 
methodologies; • Expertise with ecology, conservation and management of 
birds; • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a 
learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse 
backgrounds; • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses; 
and • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning 
experiences. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if 
not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of 
Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. 
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. For information on 
University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please 
visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/visiting-faculty. Evidence of 
degree(s) is required at time of hire. PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: 
Instructional assignments may include: Ornithology, Advanced 
Ornithology, Principles of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, 
Wildlife Ethology, Senior Thesis, and Conservation and Management of a 
taxonomic group consistent with candidate’s expertise. Instructional 
assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the 
department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of 
instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, 
maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively 
with colleagues. GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Wildlife at 
Humboldt State University enjoys a strong reputation for excellent 
undergraduate and Master’s level graduate education balanced with active 
applied research. It is a thriving program with 400+ students and has 
experienced significant growth in recent years. Additional information 
about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/. APPLICATION: Qualified candidates 
should submit electronically the following materials: • Letter of 
application; • Curriculum vitae; • Application for Academic Employment: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757 • Supplemental Application for 
Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/ • Graduate 
transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); • 
Teaching portfolio; and • Three letters of recommendation. Signed 
letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the 
other application materials. Additional application materials may be 
requested at a later time. Submission of the application materials 
should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: 
(EM: wildlife7681 AT humboldt.edu) In letter of application, please 
refer to Job #7681. Please direct any other questions pertaining to this 
position, the Wildlife Department, or Humboldt State University to: Dr. 
MARK COLWELL, Search Committee Chair Department of Wildlife Humboldt 
State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 (PH: 
707-826-3723 EM: wildlife7681 AT humboldt.edu) APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to 
completed applications received no later than April 25, 2016. Early 
response is encouraged. ? It is the responsibility of the applicant to 
provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of 
required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required 
prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal 
records check, employment verification, and education verification) must 
be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. 
Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, 
and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a 
background check may affect the application status of applicants or 
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the 
position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report 
incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful 
candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant 
training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is 
considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and 
Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements 
set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment 
without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, 
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, 
genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, 
protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If 
accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview 
process, please contact Human Resources at (PH: 707-826-3626, EM: hsuhr 
AT humboldt.edu).  Qualifications: See Job Description. Compensation: 
See Job Description.  To Apply: Apply online at: 
http://apptrkr.com/http://apptrkr.com/777852

GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN FIELD TECHNICIAN-NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA  at MN 
Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Minnesota.  
Website: http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/  Location: Field sites across 
northwestern Minnesota.  Duration: 4 months, May-Aug 2016 (start and end 
dates flexible).  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 22 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit at the University of Minnesota is looking for one field 
technician to join a graduate researcher for the 2016 spring-summer 
field season. The position duties will be to conduct vegetation surveys 
and verify land-cover classification. Project description: The objective 
of this study is to provide a better understanding of the relationship 
between CRP enrollments (and the resulting landscape) and greater 
prairie-chicken populations to provide information necessary to plan and 
manage CRP enrollments to maximize the potential for greater 
prairie-chicken conservation. The focus of this field work will be to 
investigate aspects of the relationship between greater prairie-chickens 
in Minnesota and vegetation structure and composition in privately and 
publically managed grasslands that have not been adequately evaluated 
and have high potential to impact greater prairie-chicken conservation 
in Minnesota. The field season will begin mid- May and continue through 
Mid-August. Work is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be conducted in a 
variety of weather conditions. Salary will be $800-960/every 2 weeks 
depending on experience. Transportation and housing will be provided 
throughout the season, but facilities will vary based on survey 
location. This will be a 4-month, seasonal position and no other 
benefits are offered. Technician will be employed through the University 
of Minnesota.  Qualifications: Candidates for this position should have 
experience conducting vegetation sampling and identification, be 
physically fit enough to spend the work day outdoors hiking continuously 
and carrying equipment to sites, and experience using handheld GPS 
units. The candidate must possess a passion for natural resources, 
excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, maintain a positive 
attitude in a variety of working conditions, and a drive to complete 
daily projects in a timely manner. Another essential aspect of this 
position is the ability to conduct fieldwork respectfully and 
professionally as the technician will work on private property. Previous 
experience communicating with private landowners is preferred, but not 
necessary. Surveys may require driving on poorly maintained roads, so 
ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, a valid and current driver’s 
license, and a clean driving record is necessary. Compensation: $10-12 
hourly depending on experience.  To Apply: Interested applicants should 
send a brief letter detailing qualifications and interest, resume or CV, 
and contact information for 2-3 references to KALY ADKINS, (EM: adkin118 
AT umn.edu) . Review of applications will begin immediately.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of Arizona, School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment.  Website: 
http://snre.arizona.edu/  Location: Tucson, AZ.  Duration: 12-14 weeks.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: The School of Natural Resources and the Environment is 
hiring one Avian Research Technician with experience surveying birds and 
vegetation to work as a part of a small team to survey southwestern 
willow flycatchers, other riparian birds, and their habitat features at 
sites in Arizona and possibly New Mexico, Nevada and California. Duties 
and Responsibilities: • Help with all aspects of a study to identify key 
habitat features of southwestern willow flycatchers and other birds in 
riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Follow protocols for surveying 
breeding birds, including identifying birds by sight and sound, and 
measuring vegetation and other habitat features. • Surveys for birds 
will involve passive listening, active song/call playback and 
distance-sampling methods. • Data entry, and care and maintenance of 
equipment and vehicles. Timeline: 40 hours/week. Start date: 2 May 2016, 
End date: 30 July 2016 (some flexibility with start/end dates, but must 
attend USFWS training workshop in Tucson 12-13 May 2016). Location: 
Field work will be in riparian areas of Arizona and possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada and California. Extensive travel and camping will be required. 
Our base of operations will be Tucson, Arizona.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: • Some education in wildlife science, ecology, zoology 
or closely related field. • Ability to identify southwestern and western 
riparian birds by sight and sound (bird identification skills required). 
• Strong communication skills and ability to work independently. • 
Tolerate challenging field conditions including high heat and humidity, 
presence of biting insects, mud and thick vegetation. • Willingness to 
camp near survey locations. • Valid driver’s license and willingness to 
travel regularly to and from survey sites. • Current eligibility to work 
in the U.S.A. • Unless currently permitted, must attend USFWS 
southwestern willow flycatcher ecology and survey methods workshop prior 
to field season (12-13 May 2016 near Tucson). Preferred Qualifications: 
• Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology or Zoology or 
closely related field. • Two years of experience surveying birds using 
point-count and distance-sampling methods. • Knowledge of and experience 
with birds of the West and Southwest. • Field identification of plants 
common to riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Possess USFWS permit 
to survey for southwestern willow flycatchers or recently attended USFWS 
workshop. • Current First Aid/CPR certification.  Compensation: $10.86 - 
$13.75 Per Hour (DOE).   To apply, please go to 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8933

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - LOVELY FAIRY-WRENS IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA at 
University of Melbourne (Australia).  Location: Cairns, Australia.  
Duration: 10 weeks to 5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 2 - 4. Application Deadline: 23 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We 
are looking for two field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded 
population of Lovely fairy-wrens in Cairns, Australia, for a research 
project on female ornamentation from University of Melbourne. Time 
period: From early July or mid September to end of November. Assistants 
are expected to stay for a minimum of 10 weeks, but a period of 5 months 
is preferred. Duties: Regular mist-netting, censusing of colour-banded 
birds, searching for and monitoring nests, recording song, behavioural 
observations, territory mapping, video analysis, data proofing and 
assisting in behavioural experiments. Working days are long, with early 
starts six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and organisation, 
and a strong work ethic are a must.  Qualifications: Mist-netting, 
banding, experience monitoring colour-banded birds and nest-searching. 
Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme 
weather conditions (hot, humid, and occasional tropical rain), maintain 
a positive attitude and enjoy shared living conditions. Good knowledge 
of English is a requirement. Having experience in behavioural 
observations and a driving licence is a plus but not a requirement.  
Compensation: Free onsite accommodation is provided, but assistants 
cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will 
reimburse up to AUD$500/month (5 months= $2500) or week $125/week (10 
weeks=$1250) towards receipted food and travel expenses. Assistants will 
have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wildlife of North Queensland 
and leisure time to visit Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef or the world 
heritage rainforests.  To Apply: For more information contact: ANA 
LEITAO (EM: anamvleitao AT gmail.com). To apply, please email a letter 
outlining previous relevant field research experience, availability (5 
months or 10 weeks and start time) and a CV including names and contact 
information for 3 referees. Applications received until the 23th of 
April 2016 will receive full consideration. Later applications may be 
considered.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WILDLIFE ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT  at Wageningen 
University.  Website: 

http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies/Show/Assistant-Professor-in-Wildlife-Ecology-and-Management.htm 

Location: Wageningen, Netherlands.  Duration: Tenure Track.  Job Type: 
Professor.  Application Deadline: 26 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Resource Ecology Group of Wageningen University invites applications for 
the position of Assistant Professor in Wildlife Ecology & Management. As 
part of a challenging career path, the new Assistant Professor will take 
a leading role in research on wildlife population dynamics, foraging, 
habitat use and animal movement. Special attention will be given to 
wildlife community interactions and management implications related to 
changing human-modified systems. S/he will teach at the BSc and MSc 
levels in two programs (Biology and Forest & Nature Conservation), 
recruit and co-supervise PhD students, attract external funding, and 
contribute to the international profile of the group in the field of 
wildlife ecology and management. Qualifications: The successful 
candidate preferentially: holds a PhD in animal ecology; has carried out 
field work and has extensive knowledge of (European) land use issues in 
relation to animal population dynamics; has excellent skills in research 
design, data analysis, organization, communication, and scientific 
writing; is well-versed in interdisciplinary research methods and the 
(statistical) analysis of large data sets; has an outstanding 
publication record and international research profile; has a clear 
long-term vision for contributing to the field of wildlife ecology and 
wildlife management; has a passion for teaching and is an inspiring 
teacher with proven experience in course development and in teaching to 
international classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels; 
actively participates in (inter)national (European) networks; has been 
successful in obtaining (European) research grants in competitive 
funding schemes; has excellent command of English; is willing to learn 
Dutch (non-Dutch candidates). In the Resource Ecology Group, the 
following personal competences and qualities are particularly important: 
creativity, innovation, interdisciplinarity, communication, 
collaboration, scientific vision, team-orientation, willingness and 
ability to conduct fieldwork in remote places, and passion for 
education. Compensation: We offer you a full time (38 hours per week) 
contract for initially 3 years, which can lead to a permanent employment 
contract. Salary depends on knowledge and experience. Maximum salary € 
4.654,-a month (gross) (scale 11) based on a full time employment.  To 
Apply: See link for full details. 

http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies/Show/Assistant-Professor-in-Wildlife-Ecology-and-Management.htm 

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FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR FERRUGINOUS HAWK RESEARCH PROJECT  at 
University of Alberta.  Location: Edmonton, Alberta.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 26 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: We are looking to hire 1-2 field assistants 
for an ongoing collaborative University of Alberta & Environment Canada 
study on the relationship between Ferruginous Hawks and the energy 
sector in Alberta. Tasks include nest searching and monitoring, 
behavioural observation, capture, banding, automatic recording unit 
(ARU) setup. Additional duties will include landowner communication, 
identifying habitat characteristics, and other related tasks. Applicants 
must have excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate), valid 
class 5 driver’s license with clean record, be capable of driving long 
distances, and cannot be afraid of heights, bugs, or heat. Top 
applicants will possess: strong communication skills, raptor (and 
overall avian ID experience), some bird (raptor) handling experience, 
strong climbing ability, and aptitude for technology based work. 
Additional assets include driving 4WD trucks, vegetation identification 
experience, knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk, and navigational 
skills. Pay rate for field assistants ranges between $2500 - $3000 
CDN/month depending on experience. Housing and food are included while 
in the field. Work period typically consists of a 10 days on / 4 days 
off rotation; this is flexible, but overall work period amounts to 22 
days/month. Work terms starting in both early April continuing through 
July 31 with the possibility of extension. Field work is primarily in 
southern Alberta, with some potential travel to southern Saskatchewan.  
Qualifications: Tasks include nest searching and monitoring, behavioural 
observation, capture, banding, automatic recording unit (ARU) setup. 
Additional duties will include landowner communication, identifying 
habitat characteristics, and other related tasks. Applicants must have 
excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate), valid class 5 
driver’s license with clean record, be capable of driving long 
distances, and cannot be afraid of heights, bugs, or heat. Top 
applicants will possess: strong communication skills, raptor (and 
overall avian ID experience), some bird (raptor) handling experience, 
strong climbing ability, and aptitude for technology based work. 
Additional assets include driving 4WD trucks, vegetation identification 
experience, knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk, and navigational 
skills.  Compensation: $2500-3000 CDN/ month  To Apply: Apply early 
before the positions are filled! Only applicants selected for interviews 
will be contacted. Please send a resume, cover letter, three references, 
and available start date to: NICK PARAYKO (EM: nparaykoATualberta.ca).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Northern Arizona University/Colorado Plateau 
Research Station.  Website: 
http://nau.edu/centers-institutes/colorado-plateau-research-station/ 
Location: Gila River, AZ San Juan River, UT.  Duration: 2.5 months. Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 8 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Colorado Plateau Research Station/Northern 
Arizona University is seeking Avian Field Technicians to assist in 
conducting Peregrine Falcon, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo studies located along the upper Gila River, AZ and 
San Juan River, UT. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date 
for all positions is 7 May 2015; end dates range from late-July to 
mid-August 2015. Primary field duties will include conducting 
standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest 
monitoring and data entry. Additional duties include deploying data 
loggers and monitoring the presence and effects of tamarisk leaf 
beetles.  Qualifications: Job Requirements: Prefer a minimum of one 
field season of avian research; ability to work closely with other 
biologists; have full hearing and color vision; ability to stoop/crawl 
through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high 
humidity, and biting insects; current eligibility to work in the U.S; a 
valid driver’s license preferred Skills and Experience: Prefer 
experience with Peregrine Falcon, Southwestern Willow Flycatchers and 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol, nest monitoring of open-cup 
passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds. 
Application Directions: A current resume must be received along with a 
cover letter and contacts for three (3) professional references. Send to 
(EM: matthew.johnson nau.edu) or call (PH: 928-523-7764). Compensation: 
Pay range is $13.50 – $15.50 per hour depending on experience. We will 
provide vehicles and housing will be provided to live in Safford, AZ. 
Camping will be required on the San Juan River.  To Apply: Application 
Directions: A current resume must be received along with a cover letter 
and contacts for three (3) professional references. Send to (EM: 
matthew.johnson nau.edu) or call (PH:   928-523-7764).

SPRING MIGRATION BIRD BANDING INTERN(S)  at Biodiversity Research 
Institute.  Website: http://www.briloon.org  Location: Greater Portland, 
ME.  Duration: Position begins April 15, 2016 – June 10, 2016 (with some 
flexibility in dates) with the possibility of extension through Aug 10, 
2016.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 
25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Biodiversity Research Institute seeks 
bird-banding interns (1-3) to assist at our migration banding station in 
West Falmouth, ME at River Point Conservation Area. The intern will 
support daily operations at the banding station beginning at or before 
dawn and continuing for about eight hours. Candidates should anticipate 
exposure to ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies, and variable weather 
conditions. The intern is expected to provide assistance with data 
entry, vegetation surveys, and educational demonstrations. This 
positions offers the chance to observe on a range of ongoing research 
projects.  Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a keen interest in 
learning to: identify birds by sight and sound, age and sex birds in the 
hand, and collect data in a rigorous manner for research and monitoring 
efforts. Experience handling birds is a plus but we are willing to train 
less experienced individuals committed to developing safe bird handling 
skills and bird extraction from mist nets. Willingness to work as a team 
member with BRI staff and volunteers is required.  Compensation: This 
position is unpaid and personal vehicle is required. Housing may be 
available for qualified candidates.  To Apply: please send a resume, 
list of three references, and a cover letter describing your interest, 
skills, and goals by e-mail to (EM: patrick.keenan briloon.org) by March 
25, 2016.

NEST BOX MONITOR(S)/NEST SEARCHERS(S)  at Biodiversity Research 
Institute.  Website: http://www.briloon.org  Location: Greater Portland, 
ME.  Duration: Position begins May 1, 2016 – August 10, 2016 (with some 
flexibility in dates).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Biodiversity 
Research Institute seeks volunteer interns to support our nest box 
monitoring efforts in the Greater Portland Area and Veery nest searches 
at River Point Conservation Area.The intern will work independently and 
coordinate with external partners, BRI staff, and volunteers to monitor 
established nest boxes at several sites, assist with banding nestling 
and adult birds, and record and enter data to Cornell’s NestWatch 
Program.  Qualifications: No experience is necessary. The ideal 
candidate has a keen interest in bird conservation and research, 
knowledge of birds and, most importantly an interest in learning. 
Candidates should anticipate exposure to ticks, mosquitoes and biting 
flies, and variable weather conditions. Coursework in biology and 
environmental science are a plus. Compensation: This position is unpaid 
and personal vehicle is required. Housing may be available for qualified 
candidates.  To Apply: please send a resume, list of three references, 
and a cover letter describing your interest, skills, and goals by e-mail 
to (EM: patrick.keenan briloon.org) by March 25, 2016.

TERN COLONY BIOLOGISTS  at Massachusetts 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: islands in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  Duration: 2.5 - 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 5-7. Job Description: 
TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3) and INTERNS (1-4), 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; participating in studies of terns carrying 
transmitters; reading bands on adults through spotting scopes; 
monitoring productivity of American Oystercatchers; discouragement, 
control, censusing, and monitoring productivity of Herring and Great 
Black-backed Gulls; habitat management; maintaining field notebooks; and 
data management. Managers will supervise interns/assistant and write an 
end-of-season report. A base crew of 2 people (1 Manager, 1 
Intern/Assistant) will work on Penikese, and a base crew of 2-3 people 
will alternate between Bird and Ram. One intern will rotate among the 
three islands. RAM/BIRD: Crew will travel to islands on a daily basis in 
a small boat on an irregular 5 day/week schedule. Mainland crew house 
will be provided. Managers and/or interns should have prior experience 
in handling of outboard motorboats, but basic training will be provided 
to all staff. PENIKESE: Crew will set up and live in a field camp on the 
island and work on an irregular 5-7 day/week schedule depending on 
weather conditions and on an irregular boat schedule to the island 
(boating skills not required). Applicants must be able to carry heavy 
field equipment a distance of ½ mile for camp set-up and break-down, and 
be comfortable living in a remote island setting with limited facilities 
for up to 2-3 weeks at a time. Mainland housing available for days off.  
Qualifications: ALL POSITIONS: Candidates should be self-motivated, 
organized, mature, have a strong work ethic, pay close attention to 
detail, be able to live and work cooperatively with others, be able to 
maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload, and be in good 
physical condition. Most incumbents should be willing to use own 
vehicles. Managers preferably should have previous supervisory and bird 
banding experience. Interns: previous field experience looked upon 
favorably, but enthusiasm and strong work ethic are more important; good 
opportunity for an undergraduate/recent graduate to gain field skills. 
Work on weekends and holidays is expected. Persons hired will spend 
significant time in Southeastern Massachusetts, but may also report to 
the Westborough field office for up to 2 weeks at the end of the 
employment period. PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT: Must be a Massachusetts 
resident with a valid Firearms Identification Card or License to Carry 
at the time of application and throughout the duration of employment. 
Must have: expertise with hunting and/or predator control utilizing 
firearms; a good working knowledge of Massachusetts firearm laws; and 
willingness to work regularly or mostly at night. Incumbent must be an 
exceptionally responsible individual. The assistant will spend time at 
any site at which predator control is needed, but it is anticipated that 
a majority of time will be spent on Penikese Island. Work will average 
5-6 days/week; schedule is likely to be irregular.  Compensation: 
Managers $14-17/h; Predator Control Assistant $11-15/h; Interns 
$10-13/h.  To Apply: You must apply online via the MassCareers website. 
Emailed applications will not be accepted; email address (EM: 
carolyn.mostello state.ma.us) is for questions only. Go to: 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html. 

Click on “Find a Job.” Then under “Agency,” select “Dept. of Fish & 
Game.” Applications received within 14 days of the posting date are 
prioritized. Manager and Intern positions were posted on 2/23; Predator 
Control Assistant will be posted shortly.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (M.S.), POPULATION GENETICS  at Austin Peay State 
University.  Website: http://www.apsu.edu/biology  Location: 
Clarksville, TN.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Application 
Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job Description: Seeking a GRADUATE STUDENT 
(M.S.) to study population genetic structure of Seaside Sparrows. We are 
seeking a motivated student to help carry out a population genetic 
analysis of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) along the Atlantic 
coast. The successful candidate has a demonstrated ability or 
willingness to learn all lab aspects of a population genetics project – 
from DNA extraction to analysis and publication. Support for the 
position is currently pending; if funded the student would be based at 
Austin Peay State University in lovely Clarksville, TN.  Qualifications: 
Experience with basic lab techniques (DNA extraction, PCR, etc.) 
desirable but not absolutely essential. An ability and desire to learn 
and understand population genetics as a conservation tool is essential.  
Compensation: Support would include ca. $11,200/yr stipend for two 
years, and tuition waiver.   To apply, please send a cover letter, CV or 
resumé, undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial ok), and 
contact information for three references (phone #, email) to DR. STEFAN 
WOLTMANN (EM: woltmanns AT apsu DOT edu). Position is open pending 
funding, but would ideally start in Fall 2016. APSU is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Ecology and Conservation 
Ontario.  Website: http://www.beco-birds.org/  Location: Renfrew County, 
ON.  Duration: 8 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 21 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario (BECO) 
is seeking a highly motivated Grassland Bird Field Technician to assist 
with a Bobolink research project investigating the effects of rotational 
grazing strategies in Renfrew County. BECO is a small non-profit 
organization focused on using ecological research to further the 
conservation of birds in Ontario. This is an 8-week position starting 
May 9, 2016. Primary responsibilities include bird surveys, nest 
monitoring, and data entry. Applicants must be eligible for Canada 
Summer Jobs funding and have access to their own vehicle for the 
duration of the position (mileage for field work will be reimbursed). 
Field housing in Renfrew County will be provided for the duration of the 
position. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Bird surveys in agricultural 
areas •Searching for and monitoring Bobolink and other grassland bird 
nests •Data entry •Communicating with landowners •Assisting with other 
field work as required (e.g., collecting vegetation data) 
Qualifications: •Strong interest in avian ecology and conservation 
•Excellent auditory and visual bird identification skills •Acute 
observation skills •Willing and able to work independently in a field 
setting •Strong organizational and record keeping skills •Self-motivated 
and able to work with little supervision •Comfortable working early 
mornings and in variable weather conditions •Able to navigate in the 
field using a map, compass, and GPS •Proficient in Microsoft Excel and 
Access •Valid driver’s licence, good driving record, and access to own 
vehicle with valid insurance Preference will be given to candidates who 
(1) have prior experience with bird surveys and nest monitoring, (2) 
have the ability to identify the majority of bird species in southern 
Ontario by sight and sound, and (3) are working towards or have 
completed a degree in wildlife biology or a related discipline. In 
addition, candidates should have good interpersonal skills and the 
ability to foster and maintain good relationships with landowners. First 
aid certification is also an asset. Applicants must be eligible for 
Canada Summer Jobs funding. To meet the eligibility criteria you must: 
•be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; •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, permanent resident, or person to whom 
refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee 
Protection Act; and, •be legally entitled to work in Canada in 
accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and 
regulations.  Compensation: $1,800 to $2,000 per month   To apply, send 
a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to 
ZOÉ LEBRUN-SOUTHCOTT (zoe AT beco-birds.org). Please indicate in your 
cover letter that you (1) meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility 
criteria and (2) have access to your own vehicle for the duration of the 
position. Submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file. The 
position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. 
Applications will not be considered after March 21, 2016. We thank all 
applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an 
interview will be contacted.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of New Brunswick.  Location: New 
Brunswick, Canada.  Duration: 2 months--end of May through to end of 
July.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-5. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Field technicians are required 
for the coming summer (end of May through to end of July) field season 
for a study on breeding territories of the Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus 
bicknelli). Responsibilities in the field will be a combination of 
mist-netting, banding, territory mapping through manual telemetry, 
taking morphometric measurements, and automated telemetry tower 
construction and maintenance. Technicians are expected to help with 
maintaining gear, data entry and camp responsibilities. Technicians 
should be prepared for rugged conditions in the wilderness: long work 
hours (including early mornings, as early as 4AM), camping, insects 
(black flies, mosquittos) and inclement weather.  Qualifications: 
REQUIREMENTS - Undergraduate degree in biology or ecology related field 
(completed or in process) - Comfortable living, traveling, and working 
closely with a small group in basic conditions - Flexibility to an 
unpredictable work schedule - Good physical fitness DESIRED 
QUALIFICATIONS - Experience with mist-netting an asset - Experience 
banding desirable - Experience with manual radio telemetry desirable  
Compensation: - Housing and food at study site provided - Pay is 
approximately $5000 for the summer   To apply, please send a cover 
letter and CV/resume to CHRIS WARD (chrisward27 AT gmail.com) by April 
15th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so an 
applicant may be hired before the deadline.

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH TECH WITH AN OPTION FOR MS DEGREE PROGRAM ON 
SEABIRD RESTORATION PROJECT  at The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 
at Oregon State University.  Website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/  
Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  Duration: May 1 to August 31, 2016.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has 
an opening for a Field Research Technician within the Pigeon Guillemot 
Restoration Project in Prince William Sound, Alaska, with the option to 
subsequently matriculate as a graduate student seeking a Masters degree 
in Wildlife Science. Studies will include on-colony behavioral and 
productivity observations, surveys to determine nesting distribution 
(using boats), and diet sampling to determine diet composition of 
nesting Pigeon Guillemots. This is an on-going project in collaboration 
with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and mink 
trappers from USDA Wildlife Services. This position provides excellent 
field research experience and employees can expect to learn a great deal 
about seabird biology. Depending on interest, performance, and 
qualifications, the successful applicant could subsequently matriculate 
as a graduate student (MS degree) in the Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife at Oregon State University. Further information about the 
project can be viewed at 

http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=searchResults.projectInfo&Project_ID=2190 

LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician position to be based out of 
Anchorage, Alaska, but during the field season will live at a field camp 
on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. DATES: Full time 
seasonal position with anticipated starting date of May 1, 2016. 
Anticipated ending date is August 31. Work period may be extended beyond 
the anticipated end date as needed; flexibility on end date is 
desirable. SALARY: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided. DUTIES: Field technician position requires long 
hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, and 
windy), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and 
sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. Repelling to nests using climbing equipment may also be 
required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list 
above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site 
preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times. 
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a 
current, valid Driver’s License, and D.O.I. Motorboat Operators 
Certification Course (MOCC) Certificate (or be willing to obtain one). 
Applicants must also posses a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Science or 
similar field. The seasonal technician will be employed through a 
temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening 
and background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a 
strong interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small 
boats (current Department of Interior motor boat operator (MOCC) 
certification a plus), and be a good swimmer. Climbing experience is 
also preferred as the job may entail some repelling up to 100 feet. 
Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird 
behavior, climbing experience, fish identification experience, and live 
trapping.  Compensation: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and 
food stipend are provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete 
application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) 
containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as 
they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties 
described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and 
email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's 
professional qualifications. Application Documents must be named with 
the following format; Lastname_Firstname_2016PWSField Tech_MS. Microsoft 
Word files preferred. For full consideration apply by March 31, 2016. 
SUBMIT TO: Dr. DANIEL ROBY at (EM: avian.jobs oregonstate.edu) with 
subject line: 2016 PIGU Grad Student Email submissions preferred or send 
hard copies to: Daniel D. Roby, Professor Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact 
DAVID IRONS (EM: dbironsak gmail.com). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN 
AA/EOE.

SEASONAL FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN WITH SEABIRD RESTORATION PROJECT at 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  
Website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/  Location: Anchorage, Alaska.  
Duration: May 1 to August 31, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: multiple. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has 
multiple openings Field Technician positions within the Pigeon Guillemot 
Restoration Project in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Studies will 
include on-colony behavioral and productivity observations, surveys to 
determine nesting distribution (using boats), and diet sampling to 
determine diet composition of nesting Pigeon Guillemots. This is an 
on-going project in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service and mink trappers from USDA Wildlife Services. This 
position provides excellent field research experience and employees can 
expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information 
about the project can be viewed at 

http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=searchResults.projectInfo&Project_ID=2190 

LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of 
Anchorage, Alaska, but during the field season will live at a field camp 
on Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. DATES: Full time 
seasonal positions with anticipated starting date of May 1, 2016. 
Anticipated ending date is August 31. Work period may be extended beyond 
the anticipated end date as needed; flexibility on end date is 
desirable. SALARY: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided. DUTIES: Field technician positions require long 
hours of data collection, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, and 
windy), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically 
strenuous and involves crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and 
sitting for extended periods of time using binoculars and spotting 
scopes. Repelling to nests using climbing equipment may also be 
required. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, 
uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and 
may be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated 
settings for extended periods of time. In addition to the duties list 
above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site 
preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times. 
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a 
current, valid Driver’s License, and D.O.I. Motorboat Operators 
Certification Course (MOCC) Certificate (or be willing to obtain one). 
The seasonal technician will be employed through a temporary hiring 
agency and will be required to pass a drug screening and background 
check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong 
interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small boats 
(current Department of Interior motor boat operator (MOCC) certification 
a plus), and be a good swimmer. Climbing experience is also preferred as 
the job may entail some repelling up to 100 feet. Preference will be 
given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, climbing 
experience, fish identification experience, live trapping, and 
possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related 
field.  Compensation: $2300.00 monthly salary, shared housing and food 
stipend are provided.  To Apply: APPLICATIONS: A complete application 
must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) 
a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to 
the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 
2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and email addresses 
of three references familiar with the applicant's professional 
qualifications. Application Documents must be named with the following 
format; Lastname_Firstname_2016PWSField Tech. Microsoft Word files 
preferred. For full consideration apply by March 31, 2016. SUBMIT TO: 
Dr. DANIEL ROBY at (EM: avian.jobs oregonstate.edu) with subject line: 
2016 PIGU Restoration Tech Email submissions preferred or send hard 
copies to: DANIEL D. ROBY, Professor Department of Fisheries and 
Wildlife Oregon State University 104 Nash Hall Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803 
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact 
DAVID IRONS (EM: dbironsak gmail.com). OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN 
AA/EOE.

FIELD ASSISTANT IN AVIAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at University of Groningen 
& Beijing Normal University.  Location: Dongzhai National Reserve, Henan 
Province, China.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN 
FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to study the breeding strategy of Hair-crested 
Drongo in central China from May 7 to August 4. This project is focus on 
the trade-off for males between providing parental efforts and seeking 
extra-pair mating opportunities. The assistants will work with a joint 
PhD student of University of Groningen & Beijing Normal University. 
Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, 
blood sampling, manipulating the condition of parenting birds, behavior 
observation and record, as well as any other works involved in the 
field. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research 
skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the 
Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: Previous experience with 
birds is preferred and basic training such as mist-netting and bird 
banding will also be provided. Personal study project that under the 
general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend around 
three months on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, 
physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the 
field, and share rooms with others.  Compensation: 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.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
(highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and 
a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at 
least 2 references) to Lei Lv (EM: l.lyu rug.nl). Feel free to contact 
Lei with any questions you might have.

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF ACORN WOODPECKERS (POSTDOC)  at Old Dominion 
University.  Website: 
http://www.ericlwalters.org/employment.htm#California  Location: Carmel 
Valley, California.  Duration: 1 year (with option for renewal).  Job 
Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016. Job Description: The 
Walters Lab invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate 
position in behavioral ecology beginning in Fall 2016. The successful 
applicant will work with Principal Investigator Walters and 
collaborators, to combine newly-developed tracking technology with 
long-term demographic data and experimental studies to understand why 
helper acorn woodpeckers provision young that are not their own and to 
determine why such striking variability in provisioning behavior exists, 
thereby providing new insights into the ecological drivers of 
cooperative behavior in complex societies. Job Responsibilities: Oversee 
the field component of a long-term project examining the behavioral 
ecology of acorn woodpeckers at Hastings Reserve (Carmel Valley, 
California); Work with the PI and collaborators to combine 
newly-developed tracking technology with long-term demographic data and 
experimental studies to understand why helpers provision young that are 
not their own and to determine why such striking variability in 
provisioning behavior exists, thereby providing new insights into the 
ecological drivers of cooperative behavior in complex societies; 
Coordinate research activities, including (but not limited to): tree 
climbing; capturing birds to color band, sample blood, and attach 
nanotags; establishing and maintaining a grid of nanotag base stations; 
and extensive hiking; Maintain both long-term field and genetic 
databases; Contribute intellectually to the project’s further 
development and success; assist in developing questions, analyzing data, 
and writing up results to better fulfill the goal of understanding the 
proximate and ultimate factors affecting helping behavior in acorn 
woodpeckers; Oversee hiring, training, and mentoring of field interns 
integral to the project; Present results at professional meetings; 
Oversee a seminar series incorporating talks by visiting researchers at 
Hastings Reserve; Lead a weekly journal club that will incorporate REUs, 
field assistants, graduate students, the co-PIs, and researchers from 
other projects when they are on site; Conduct public outreach that 
includes managing film crews, providing interpretive programming to 
visitors of Hastings (including K-12 classes, undergraduate classes, 
biologists attending training workshops, extension classes, and members 
of the public)  Qualifications: The applicant must have a PhD in 
behavioral ecology, population ecology, or related field and should have 
relevant field experience. The applicant will be based at the Hastings 
Reserve (Carmel Valley, California) but will also spend 2 months per 
year at the home institution of the PI and / or collaborators.  
Compensation: $40,000 plus benefits.  To Apply: Applicants should submit 
a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, career 
goals, and contact information for at least three references to ODU 
Research Foundation Click on the employment tab and follow the link for 
position #16010. https://hera.odurf.odu.edu/careers/ Applicants must 
apply through the Research Foundation - DO NOT send application directly 
to the PI.

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Ohio State University.  
Website: http://www.christophertonra.com/prothonotary-warbler.html  
Location: Columbus, Ohio.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job Description: One field 
technician is needed to assist with a Master’s project at the Ohio State 
University examining links between wintering habitat, phenology, and 
post-fledging survival, in Prothonotary Warblers. The research will take 
place at one of the largest breeding sites in Ohio, the Hoover 
Reservoir. The technician will assist with capture and banding of 
Prothonotary Warblers, spring arrival surveys, nest searching and 
monitoring, and telemetry tracking of fledglings. The technician will 
also assist with vegetation surveys and data entry throughout the field 
season. The position will begin between April 13-April 18 and last until 
late July to mid-August. Salary will be $1500 – $1700/month depending on 
experience. Housing will not be provided, however there are many 
affordable subleases available in Columbus during the summer. 
Transportation to field sites will be provided. The position will be an 
average of 40 hours/week, but work schedule will be variable and may 
depend on weather. The technician will be supervised by the graduate 
student on the project. Qualifications: Applicants must have previous 
avian ecology experience, a strong work ethic, be willing to work long 
hours in the field, pay close attention to detail, be able to work well 
independently and with others, have a valid driver’s license, and be 
able to maintain a positive attitude while working long and sometimes 
tedious hours in the field. Much of the work will involve wading in 
ankle to thigh deep water or using a canoe to access nests. Strong 
applicants will have previous experience mist-netting and banding 
passerines, and performing radio telemetry on avian species.  
Compensation: Salary will be $1500 – $1700/month depending on 
experience.   To apply: Please send a resume, contact information for 
three references (at least two should be previous 
employers/supervisors), and a cover letter highlighting relevant 
experience to ELIZABETH AMES (EM: ames.50 osu.edu). Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and will not be accepted after March 21st.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural 
History.  Website: https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ Location: 
Minneapolis, MN.  Duration: open.  Application Deadline: 28 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: The University of Minnesota has an exciting opportunity 
for an Executive Director who will oversee the Bell Museum of Natural 
History and Planetarium’s (BMNHP) mission through its personnel, 
research/programs and facilities. The BMNHP mission is to ignite 
curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the 
universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. 
Specifically, the Executive Director will: Be a visible leader at the 
University, local, regional, and national level who will represent the 
BMNHP and build support for the institution; Advance innovative 
educational programs and visitor experiences that deepen science 
literacy and serve the educational needs of a diverse, urban community; 
Engage in fundraising efforts and events to develop major donor support; 
Ensure strong, evidence-based operations that are efficient and fiscally 
responsible; Create a dynamic social gathering space for life-long 
learning and informed discussion of scientific and environmental issues; 
Oversee and facilitate the museum’s curatorial mission. A new, 
state-of-the-art museum facility with improved exhibits space, a 
versatile 120-seat planetarium/digital theater and expanded educational 
areas is scheduled to open in St. Paul on the University of Minnesota 
campus in 2018. This new, $64M facility will showcase University of 
Minnesota research, scholarship and education in natural science. The 
Museum’s exhibits and public programming will foster scientific literacy 
for all ages and will serve as a vital interface between the University 
and the larger community.  To Apply: For more information about this 
position and to apply go to the University of Minnesota employment 
website (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html) and search for 
requisition #307546.

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD LEAD  at The Great Basin Institute. 
Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/  Location: Lake 
Tahoe (Reno), NV.  Duration: 17 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In cooperation with the Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a 
Raptor Survey Field Lead (Field Lead) to assist with surveys of two 
sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and 
California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the east 
Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The goal of 
this project will be to detect nesting territories and monitor nest 
success, and the Field Lead and a Raptor Survey Field Technician will 
coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the 
survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl 
work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • 
Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches 
for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern 
Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data 
collection • Data organization and report write-up • Aspen stand 
inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW 
wildlife work (as time allows) The Field Lead must be able to work in 
difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense 
trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically 
demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting 
surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and 
Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight 
camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may 
require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 
miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with 
vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be 
expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for 
emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 
2 May - 26 August 2016 (17 weeks) o 40 hours per week Compensation: o 
$15.00/hour o $15 field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing 
stipend Location: Field work will be conducted in backcountry regions of 
the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Many 
recreational opportunities are available in the region, which is 
considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. Base of 
operations: Reno, NV.  Qualifications: Technical requirements: o 
Bachelor’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or 
related field; o Experience in conducting surveys for Northern Goshawks, 
including nest monitoring and knowledge of vocalizations, signs, and 
behavior (required); o Previous field experience that included: – 
adhering to field data collection protocols, and – accurately 
collecting, recording and managing field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to 
use: ? standard methods and equipment for habitat characterization, ? a 
GPS unit for navigation and data collection, and ? GIS technology for 
mapping and other uses; o Familiarity with raptor species of the Sierra 
Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o Familiarity with and/or 
interest in forest ecology and avian ecology and conservation biology. 
Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record; o Ability to safely drive a 4WD 
vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted; o Experience in 
supporting field assistants during training and field work; o Ability to 
work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to 
accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong organizational skills; o 
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, 
carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good 
physical condition; o Willingness and ability to camp in remote areas; o 
Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and o 
Pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal 
background checks.  Compensation: $15.00/hour, $15 field per diem (for 
up to 10 nights camping) and a housing stipend.  To Apply: Qualified and 
interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a 
list of three professional references to RA Recruitment, at (EM: 
RArecruitment thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please indicate “Tahoe Raptor 
Lead” in your email subject line. Please include where you found this 
position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The 
Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and 
regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative 
action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with 
disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an 
equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, 
disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical 
Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected 
by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any 
complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or 
against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation 
of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

LAKE TAHOE RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN  at The Great Basin 
Institute.  Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/ 
Location: Lake Tahoe (Reno), NV.  Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: In 
cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great 
Basin Institute is recruiting a Raptor Survey Field Technician (Field 
Technician) to assist with surveys of two sensitive raptor species, 
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and California Spotted Owl (Strix 
occidentalis occidentalis), in the east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and 
adjacent areas of the Carson Range. The goal of this project is to 
detect nesting territories and monitor nest success, and the Field 
Technician and a Raptor Survey Field Lead will coordinate with NDOW on 
surveys and associated work. The majority of the survey effort will 
focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl work interspersed 
throughout the field season. Work will include: • Broadcast surveys for 
Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches for Northern Goshawk 
and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • 
Habitat evaluation and vegetation data collection • Aspen stand 
inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW 
wildlife work (as time allows) The Field Technician must be able to work 
in difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of 
dense trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically 
demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting 
surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and 
Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight 
camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may 
require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 
miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with 
vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be 
expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for 
emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. Timeline: o 
2 May - 12 August 2016 (15 weeks) o 40 hours per week Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend 
*Education Award may be used for past, present or future education 
expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan 
forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is 
also available. Location: Field work will be conducted in backcountry 
regions of the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson 
Range. Many recreational opportunities are available in the region, 
which is considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. 
Base of operations: Reno, NV.  Qualifications: Technical requirements: o 
Bachelor’s degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or 
conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting 
avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred; o Previous field experience 
that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – 
accurately collecting and recording field data; o Experience in habitat 
evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use 
a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; o Familiarity with raptor 
species of the Sierra Nevada and their habitat preferred; and o 
Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, and avian ecology 
and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, 
state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to 
safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and 
rutted; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively 
as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong 
organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, 
traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and 
otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to 
camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact 
principles preferred; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: 1. 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; 2. Must be at least 17 
years of age; 3. Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to 
achieve this before using education award); 4. Eligible to receive and 
AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 
2 full-time awards); 5. Pass state and federal criminal background 
checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW); 
6. Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and 7. Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement Compensation: o 
Living Allowance: $6,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,515 o $15 
field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping) o Housing stipend  To 
Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover 
letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to RA 
Recruitment, at (EM: RArecruitment thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please 
indicate “Tahoe Raptor Tech” in your email subject line. Please include 
where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not 
be considered. Review of applications and interviews of qualified 
applicants will begin immediately. The Great Basin Institute conforms to 
all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment 
opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, 
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all 
of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic 
Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, 
or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation 
against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, 
to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist 
or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose 
discrimination.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Mississippi State University.  Location: 
Scooba, MS.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 8 Apr 2016.  Job Description: One technician is needed to 
collect field data for a graduate project investigating the effects of 
hardwood control in managed pine plantations on bird abundance and 
diversity. Technician duties will include daily point counts as well as 
mist-netting, banding, and radio-tracking yellow-breasted chats. 
Additional duties will include vegetation surveys and data entry. The 
study sites are located in extremely dense and shrubby pine stands near 
Scooba, MS. This research will help improve our understanding of how 
birds use the early successional habitat of pine plantations in an 
effort to make these plantations more ecologically sustainable. Housing 
and vehicles for fieldwork will be provided. The position will start on 
May 9th and will end on July 29th.  Qualifications: Applicants for the 
position should have good bird identification skills by both sight and 
sound and prior experience with avian point count surveys and radio 
telemetry. Applicants should also have the ability to maintain a safe 
and positive attitude while working long hours in hot, humid conditions, 
thick vegetation and biting insects and the ability to work well alone 
in the field and with others. Qualified applicants will need to have a 
valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Compensation: 
1,800-2,000/month depending on experience.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references 
in one file with your name and “Avian Field Technician” in the title and 
subject line to MARLEE MORRIS (EM: mrm897 msstate.edu). Applications 
will be reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to apply 
quickly.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST (RESEARCH): BIRD STRIKES WITH AIRCRAFT  at USDA 
National Wildlife Research Center.  Website: 
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/programs/nwrc 
Location: Sandusky, OH.  Duration: 13 months, may be renewed up to 4 
years total.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 23 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: Postdoctoral Researcher needed for study investigating 
landscape-level effects on the frequency and severity of wildlife 
collisions with aircraft across airports in the USA. This study will 
require proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 
statistical modeling. Also, he/she will have the opportunity to 
contribute to other research projects at the NWRC Ohio Field Station. 
Our research focus is understanding and mitigating wildlife strikes with 
vehicles and structures, particularly bird strikes with aircraft. WHO 
MAY APPLY: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years old • If you are 
a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, 
civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be 
registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain 
exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required). Website: 
http://www.sss.gov. • DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required 
for applicable Veteran preference. • The OF-306 form may be obtained 
from Contact Office or downloaded from 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp. DUTIES: The incumbent will work on 
applied and basic biological questions. Applied studies are conducted to 
develop new products, assess new or existing techniques, and assess 
management options to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. As new tools 
cannot be created without first having a fundamental understanding of 
the problem, studies of a more basic nature must also be conducted. The 
incumbent is responsible for designing and conducting studies devised to 
determine biological and behavioral attributes and characteristics of 
wildlife species, including their feeding ecology, movements, ranges, 
population densities, and population dynamics. Also, complex computer 
modeling studies will be conducted using statistical software and 
Geographic Information Systems.  Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife 
ecology, ecology, biology, or closely related field. Also required are a 
strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, 
excellent quantitative skills (e.g., proficiency with the software 
package R), experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and 
the ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.  
Compensation: $61,588 per year plus benefits. Relocation expenses to 
Sandusky, OH will not be paid.  To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, 
resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
AS A SINGLE ELECTRONIC FILE (email preferred) by March 23, 2016 to Dr. 
TRAVIS DEVAULT (EM: Travis.L.DeVault aphis.usda.gov).

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SWCA Environmental 
Consultants  Website: 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9659/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technician/job?mode=view 

Location: Lower Colorado river and its tributaries  Duration: About 3 
months  Job Type: Seasonal  Job Description: SWCA Environmental 
Consultants is seeking a Field Technician to support the Flagstaff, 
Arizona office’s Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies. The position 
will be based in Lake Havasu City. This is a temporary, hourly position. 
Start date is May 6, 2016 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from 
late July to mid-August 2016. The following technician is needed for 
this study: Nest Monitor: Primary field duties will include conducting 
standardized early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest 
monitoring, and re-sighting color-banded flycatchers. Additional duties 
may include deploying data loggers and recording soil moisture 
conditions. Daily computer data entry required.  Qualifications: A 
minimum of one (1) field season of avian research Ability to work 
closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision 
Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot 
temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects Current First Aid/CPR 
certification Current eligibility to work in the U.S A valid driver’s 
license Prior experience in nest monitoring of open-cup passerines 
Preferred prior experience with willow flycatchers and identification of 
southwestern U.S. riparian birds Experience using ATVs and towing a 
trailer  Compensation: $18.05 per hour plus ~$4/hr fringe benefit. Work 
schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and vehicles 
provided; camping may be required in some locations. $46 daily per-diem 
when required to camp away from assigned duty station. Mileage 
reimbursement is provided for work related use of personal vehicles. 
Position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is 
identified.   Apply at 

https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9659/southwestern-willow-flycatcher-field-technician/job?mode=view 



WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST  at Lake County Forest Preserve District. Website: 
http://www.lcfpd.org  Location: Libertyville, IL. Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: 
Full-time Position Salary Range: $56,000 - $70,000 - $84,000 Location: 
Libertyville, IL. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016 Responsible for 
wildlife management, conservation and ecological research on forest 
preserve lands using a well-developed knowledge of Midwest natural 
communities, natural history and wildlife conservation principles. 
Coordinates and manages the District's deer management and nuisance 
wildlife management programs. Other work responsibilities include: 
wildlife monitoring and research, coordination of rare species 
conservation, grant writing and management, contract management, and 
building partnerships that forward the District’s wildlife conservation 
goals. Through this position, the District seeks to expand work in one 
or more of the following areas: invertebrate ecology and conservation, 
grassland and shrubland bird ecology, fire effects and use in management 
of wildlife habitat, and ecology and management of aquatic habitats.  
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife 
Management, Conservation Biology or related field. Two years of wildlife 
management including urban wildlife management (deer management, 
nuisance wildlife management), mammal ecology and conservation biology. 
Proficiency in wildlife monitoring, including: data collection, data 
analysis, and geographic information systems. Knowledge of invertebrate 
identification and ecology, grassland and shrubland bird ecology, fire 
effects and use in management of wildlife habitat, and aquatic ecology 
and management. Must have excellent oral and written communication 
skills. Must possess valid driver's license.  To Apply: Interest in 
Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest 
Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at 
http://www.LCFPD.org. A completed application must be submitted by 
Friday, April 1, 2016. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD ASSISTANT - NATIONWIDE  at Tetra Tech Inc. Website: 
http://tetratech.com/  Location: North Dakota.  Duration: Open.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: Tetra Tech 
Inc., a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and 
technical services worldwide has a challenging opportunity for a highly 
motivated professional in our growing Technical Support Services 
Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with 
expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and 
information technology. Our strength lies in collectively teaming 
together to provide integrated services delivering the best solutions to 
meet our clients' needs. Tetra Tech Inc. is seeking local biologists to 
assist with early environmental studies for potential wind energy 
development sites. The work will involve recording movements of eagles 
and other raptors. The field assistants will be responsible for 
conducting eagle surveys, adhering to standardized protocols as trained 
by Tetra Tech staff, completing accurate data collection forms, and 
sending data updates to our office in Portland, Oregon. Assignments are 
temporary in nature and typically require surveyor to commit to one (1) 
day of surveys every-other week, for extended periods (not including 
travel to the field location). Preference will be given to applicants 
with a strong avian survey background, including sight and sound 
identification. Applicants will be responsible for their own housing; 
however, transportation costs to and from the site will be compensated. 
Project sites may be located throughout the continental U.S., therefore 
applicants located within a 2 hour radius of a particular project site 
are often preferred, but not always required. This is a part-time as 
needed position.  Qualifications: Education, Experience and 
Qualification: • B.S. Science (Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife 
Management, or related field); • Prior experience identifying local 
birds by sight and sound • Ability to identify and age raptors in 
flight, particularly eagles • Ability to maintain focus throughout the 
surveys • Ability to work independently and as a team, follow verbal and 
written instructions, and professionally adhere to stringent protocols • 
Possess a valid driver’s license • Willingness to adhere to all personal 
safety requirements associated with working in rural, isolated areas • 
Willingness to work long hours in harsh weather conditions and rugged 
terrain (e.g., extreme heat, high winds, all forms of precipitation) • 
Ability to utilize a compass and/or GPS unit Compensation: With more 
than 13,000 employees worldwide, 300 offices worldwide and 2.5 Billion 
revenue in FY 2014, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the globe. We offer a 
competitive compensation package and core medical plan.  To Apply: If 
you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate 
consideration submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at 
http://www.tetratech.com. Please mention the position you are applying 
for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A 
Pre-employment drug screen is required. Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes 
from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and 
persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at 
http://www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and 
exciting projects we are currently working on. If you are disabled and 
need assistance with your job application process, please fax the 
position you are applying for to: (PH: 973-630-8111). Tetra Tech is an 
EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal 
contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available 
positions.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at The University of Arizona, School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment.  Website: 
http://snre.arizona.edu/  Location: "Tucson, AZ" (possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada, California).  Duration: "12-14 weeks".  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring one Avian Research 
Technician with experience surveying birds and vegetation to work as a 
part of a small team to survey southwestern willow flycatchers, other 
riparian birds, and their habitat features at sites in Arizona and 
possibly New Mexico, Nevada and California. Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Help with all aspects of a study to identify key habitat features of 
southwestern willow flycatchers and other birds in riparian areas of the 
southwestern US. • Follow protocols for surveying breeding birds, 
including identifying birds by sight and sound, and measuring vegetation 
attributes and other habitat features. • Surveys for birds will involve 
passive listening, active song/call playback and distance-sampling 
methods. • Data entry and care and maintenance of equipment and 
vehicles. Timeline: 40 hours/week. Start date: 2 May 2016, End date: 30 
July 2016 (some flexibility with start/end dates, but must be able to 
attend USFWS training workshop in Tucson 12-13 May 2016). Location: 
Field work will be in riparian areas of Arizona and possibly New Mexico, 
Nevada and California. Extensive travel and camping will be required. 
Our base of operations will be Tucson, Arizona. Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: • Some education in wildlife science, ecology, zoology 
or closely related field. • Ability to identify southwestern and western 
riparian birds by sight and sound (bird identification skills required). 
• Strong communication skills and ability to work independently and 
tolerate challenging field conditions including high heat and humidity, 
presence of biting insects, mud and thick vegetation. • Willingness to 
camp near survey locations. • Valid driver’s license and willingness to 
travel regularly to and from survey sites. • Current eligibility to work 
in the U.S A. • Unless currently permitted, must attend US Fish and 
Wildlife Service (USFWS) workshop prior to field season (currently 
scheduled for May 12 or 13 near Tucson). Preferred Qualifications: • 
Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology or Zoology or 
closely related field. • Two years of experience surveying birds using 
point-count and distance-sampling methods. • Knowledge of and experience 
with birds of the West and Southwest. • Field identification of plants 
common to riparian areas of the southwestern US. • Possess USFWS permit 
for surveying southwestern willow flycatchers or recently attended USFWS 
workshop on ecology and methods to survey southwestern willow 
flycatchers. • Current First Aid/CPR certification.  Compensation: 
$10.86 - $13.75 Per Hour (DOE)  To Apply: To apply, please go to 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8933

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kansas State University.  Location: Costa 
Rica.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 16 Apr 2016.  Job Description: VOLUNTEER FIELD 
ASSISTANTS needed for studies of a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. 
These studies will assess the physiological and genetic characteristics 
of courtship behaviors of the white-ruffed manakin (Corapipo altera) at 
two field sites in northern Costa Rica. We will be surveying for lek 
arenas and mist-netting extensively to collect materials for genetic and 
parasite analyses. Conditions will be wet, remote, and rustic. Research 
will begin mid May 2016 and continue until mid August 2016. Assistants 
should be willing to commit to the entire field season.  Qualifications: 
A positive attitude and ability to cope with unpredictable field 
conditions is absolutely necessary. We are especially seeking applicants 
with mist-netting and bird-handling skills. Prior experience working in 
the tropics, functional Spanish, and general outdoorsmanship are highly 
valued.  Compensation: Station fees, food, and accommodation expenses at 
the field site will be provided.  To Apply: Please send contact 
information for three references, a resumé or CV and a cover letter 
indicating why you are interested in this position to (EM: caulicky AT 
ksu.edu and eshogren AT ksu.edu)

BAY COUNTY BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2777/anchor-steward%2c-bay-county/job 
Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Panama City area. The primary responsibility 
of the Bay County Beach Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in 
order to help chaperone and conduct public outreach along the nesting 
areas of Shell Island, St. Andrews and Camp Helen State Parks. This is a 
part time 20-hr a week seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. 
The position will begin in April and continue through the end of nesting 
season. Nesting should persist through the end of August but can end 
early in the event of a catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. 
Essential Functions: With the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship 
Coordinator, the Bay County Beach Anchor Steward will be responsible for 
the following tasks: - Chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting 
beaches on some weekends and holidays. - Recruit, train and schedule 
volunteers to chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches 
on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with external partners and 
volunteers in a positive and professional manner. - Engage in outreach 
to user groups through presentations. - Timely data entry and 
reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate 
clearly orally and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, support and 
schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and with others. - 
Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on sandy 
beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. 
Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license and a 
personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. - 
A positive and diplomatic attitude a must. - Must be willing to work 
weekends and holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions during 
Florida's summer season. - Familiarity with beaches around Bay County 
area preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar 
experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society 
a must.   Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2777/anchor-steward%2c-bay-county/job

EASTERN PANHANDLE ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2778/anchor-steward%2c-eastern-panhandle/job 

Location: Franklin and Gulf Counties, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: 
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the 
Panhandle, surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas 
from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds 
along beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Eastern 
Panhandle Anchor Steward in and around the coastal areas of Franklin and 
Gulf Counties. The primary responsibility of the Eastern Panhandle 
Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help chaperone and 
conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of Alligator Point and 
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. This is a part time, 20-hr a week 
seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. The position will begin 
in April and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting should 
persist through the end of August but can end early in the event of a 
catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With 
the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Eastern 
Panhandle Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - 
Chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on some 
weekends and holidays. - Recruit, train and schedule volunteers to 
chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and 
holidays. - Work closely with external partners and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner. - Engage in outreach to user groups 
through presentations. - Assist with maintenance of symbolic fencing 
around nesting areas as needed. - Timely data entry and reporting.  
Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally 
and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, support and schedule 
volunteers. - Work well independently and with others. - A positive and 
diplomatic attitude a must. - Demonstrated capability of physically 
active work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during 
Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a 
valid driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation 
to complete assigned tasks. - Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions during Florida's 
summer season. - Familiarity with coastal areas of Franklin and Gulf 
County preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar 
experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society 
a must.  Apply online only at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2778/anchor-steward%2c-eastern-panhandle/job 


  GRAYTON BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2775/anchor-steward%2c-grayton-beach/job 

Location: Santa Rosa, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Grayton Beach to Henderson Beach areas. The 
primary responsibility of the Grayton Beach Anchor Steward is to 
organize volunteers in order to help chaperone and conduct public 
outreach along the nesting areas of Deer Lake, Grayton Beach, Topsail 
Hill and Henderson Beach State Parks. This is a part time, 20-hr a week 
seasonal position with weekend and holiday work. The position will begin 
in April and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting should 
persist through the end of August but can end early in the event of a 
catastrophic event or total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With 
the help of the Coastal Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Grayton Beach 
Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - Chaperone 
and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. 
- Recruit, train and schedule volunteers to chaperone and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely 
with external partners and volunteers in a positive and professional 
manner. - Engage in outreach to user groups through presentations. - 
Timely data entry and reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and 
ability to communicate clearly orally and in wr- iting. Ability to 
recruit, train, support and schedule volunteers. - Work well 
independently and with others. - A positive and diplomatic attitude a 
must. - Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on 
sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field 
conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license 
and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned 
tasks. - Must be willing to work weekends and holidays, as well as 
outdoors in varying conditions during Florida's summer season. - 
Familiarity with state park beaches (Grayton to Henderson) preferred. - 
Previous shorebird experience preferred, but similar experience and/or 
public outreach will be considered. - Interest in conservation and 
passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.  To 
Apply: Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2775/anchor-steward%2c-grayton-beach/job

SHELL ISLAND ANCHOR STEWARD  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2776/anchor-steward%2c-shell-island/job 
Location: Panama City, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.  Job Description: Audubon Florida 
helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward in and around the Panama City area. The primary responsibility 
of the Shell Island Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to 
help chaperone and conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of 
Shell Island. This is a part time, 20-hr a week seasonal position with 
weekend and holiday work. The position will begin in April and continue 
through the end of nesting season. Nesting should persist through the 
end of August but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or 
total loss of nesting. Essential Functions: With the help of the Coastal 
Bird Stewardship Coordinator, the Shell Island Anchor Steward will be 
responsible for the following tasks: - Chaperone and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on some weekends and holidays. - Recruit, 
train and schedule volunteers to chaperone and conduct public outreach 
at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with 
external partners and volunteers in a positive and professional manner. 
- Engage in outreach to user groups through presentations. - Timely data 
entry and reporting.  Qualifications: - Experience and ability to 
communicate clearly orally and in writing. - Ability to recruit, train, 
support and schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and with 
others. - Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on 
sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field 
conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license 
and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned 
tasks. - Boat and /or boating experience preferred. - A positive and 
diplomatic attitude a must. - Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays, as well as in varying outdoor conditions summer Florida's 
summer season. - Familiarity with beaches around Shell Island and 
vicinity preferred. - Previous shorebird experience preferred, but 
similar experience and/or public outreach will be considered. - Interest 
in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon 
Society a must.  Apply online only at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2776/anchor-steward%2c-shell-island/job

SEASONAL POSITION - SONGBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (1)  at University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Location: northern Illinois. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  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. Field 
technicians will assist with nest-searching, banding, spot-mapping and 
making behavioral observations of Yellow Warblers. Field technicians 
will also help with basic maintenance of playback equipment.  
Qualifications: Applicants with previous experience in listed 
responsibilities (particularly banding and nest-searching) will be given 
high priority, but individuals who learn quickly and have a passion for 
avian ecology are encouraged to apply. 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.  Compensation: Position begins ~1 May 2015 and run through ~15 
July 2015, but position dates are negotiable.  To Apply: Applications 
will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send applications 
via e-mail (preferred, EM: jkkelly2 illinois.edu), 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. Address: 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SWCA Environmental Consultants.  Website: 
http://www.swca.com  Location: Hanna, WY and Hays, KS.  Duration: 1+ 
Year.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4 (2 in WY and 2 in KS). 
Job Description: This position will perform avian and bat fatality 
studies over an approximately one-year period as part of a 
post-construction study for an operational wind farm. Two avian field 
technicians will be responsible for working as a team to complete 
fatality studies at 34 survey plots. This position includes extensive 
hiking in all seasons and conditions. This is an hourly, seasonal 
position from March 15, 2016 through February 15, 2017, with the 
potential for additional work to follow. •Conduct surveys and collection 
of field data concerning avian and bat species. •Assist Project Manager 
and Senior Avian Ecologist. •Record data on field site forms or on a 
digital tablet. •Upload field data to backup servers at the end of each 
day. •Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other 
maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat 
types, and associated landforms. •May conduct biological data/literature 
searches and reviews. •Operate SWCA vehicles, and assures they will 
perform safely. Notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. 
•Drive ATVs on 4wd roads to field site. •Photograph appropriate habitat, 
species, and landforms.  Qualifications: •Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in 
Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or 
a related field. •Knowledge of Great Plains avian and bat species. 
•Ability to record accurate field notes. •Ability to use digital tablet 
for GPS navigation and recording of field data. •Ability to conduct 
fieldwork for long hours in inclement weather conditions. Ability to 
walk up to 10 miles per day, often in rugged terrain. May have to carry 
equipment and/or supplies, weighing up to 40 pounds. •Ability to drive a 
4wd vehicle and ATV on rugged, backcountry roads. •Ability to take 
initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure 
tasks are completed in the most effective manner. •Flexibility and 
willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, 
improved techniques. •Ability to work as member of a team and 
individually to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective 
manner.  Compensation: Hourly: $15.00 - $20.00 Daily per diem: $30.00 
Housing provided  To Apply: Please apply directly to website at: 
http://www.swca.com and reference requisition number: #2016-9657 #2016-9658

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 4 May 2015.  Job Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS 
(3) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the grasslands, 
prairies, badlands and forests of eastern Montana (May 10 – July 15) 
with Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Study 
regions are vast and remote land areas, including: 1) north of Charles 
M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR NWR) and west along the 
“high-line” 2) south of CMR NWR into central Montana, and 3) southeast 
into the Custer National Forest working west toward the continental 
divide. Duties consist of standardized point-count surveys, vegetation 
surveys and data entry using Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) protocol.   Qualifications include: 1) ability to 
identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 
2) ability to work independently (alone =90% of the time) for the 
duration of the field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to 
complete 1 survey per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate 
off-trail in remote, densely-vegetated, rugged landscapes using 
topographical maps and GPS units 5) proficiency at identifying trees and 
shrubs 6) and careful and accurate data collection/entry/management. 
Multi-day, solo backpacking trips are often required- especially late in 
the season. Surveying is primarily conducted on private property. Each 
applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to 
communicate and work effectively with private landowners, fellow 
technicians and the program manager.  Compensation: This is a fulltime 
position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is 
$12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 
over the season). Surveying requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on 
both paved and dirt roads. Technicians must have a valid driver's 
license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage 
will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a 
rental SUV.  To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least 
three references via e-mail to CHRISTIAN MENY: (EM: christianmeny 
boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the 
subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found.

OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III (SCRUB AND SANDHILL BIRD COORDINATOR) at 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Website: 

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-866244&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Location: Ocala, FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary. Application 
Deadline: 22 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission is seeking to fill a position for a statewide 
conservation coordinator for scrub and sandhill birds, with special 
focus on Florida Scrub-Jays and Southeastern American Kestrels. 
Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and team 
building skills. The position will be responsible for coordinating 
scrub-jay and kestrel conservation activities across the agency and with 
external partners. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with 
FWC staff and stakeholders to plan and implement priority conservation 
actions; coordinating and expanding partnerships for the Southeastern 
American Kestrel nest cavity program; providing leadership for regional 
working groups, including organizing and facilitating meetings and 
workshops; providing guidance for scrub-jay translocations; assisting 
with the development of guidelines, planning documents, and grant 
applications; serving as a liaison between researchers, resource 
managers, and US Fish and Wildlife Service staff for scrub-jay issues; 
serving as a subject matter expert for the agency, including reviewing 
and commenting on management plans, grant proposals, permit 
applications, and other documents; and providing technical assistance to 
external partners and stakeholders. Duties may shift over time to focus 
more on sandhill and less on scrub, or vice versa, depending on funding 
sources and agency priorities. Responsibilities also may include similar 
duties for other listed wildlife. Perform various administrative tasks 
associated with agency operations. Duties include preparing and 
reviewing itineraries, travel vouchers, purchasing forms, vehicle 
operation reports, performance expectations, and other routine 
administrative reports. Perform similar or other tasks as assigned, as 
well as recommended training to enhance and maintain professional 
development and skills. Qualifications: Knowledge, skills, and abilities 
needed for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Knowledge of wildlife ecology, management, and conservation; avian 
ecology; scrub-jay and/or kestrel life history and habitat needs; 
natural resource management techniques; research techniques; State rules 
and Federal laws related to listed species; and principles of 
collaborative governance. Skills in the use of computers for word 
processing, information management, communications and data management; 
the use of GIS software; the use of multi-media to convey information, 
solicit information, and provide a forum for sharing ideas; time, 
project, and organizational management; meeting management and 
facilitation; and problem solving. Abilities to work well with internal 
and external stakeholders with diverse viewpoints; motivate and 
influence staff, partners, and stakeholders to achieve desired results; 
listen effectively to identify conservation challenges; communicate 
clearly and effectively both in writing and orally to large and small 
groups; work independently and collaboratively; work well with a variety 
of personalities and with persons of varied levels of wildlife 
conservation understanding; prepare reports and maintain records; and 
travel overnight to complete job tasks. Level of Education- Bachelor’s 
degree required, with a major in wildlife management, ecology, natural 
resources, zoology, biology or similar discipline. Graduate Degree 
preferred in biology, wildlife management, wildlife ecology, zoology, 
conservation biology, environmental sciences, environmental planning or 
other closely related curriculum. Two years of professional experience 
in wildlife management, natural resources management, ecology, or 
conservation preferred.  Compensation: $18.21 per hour. The position is 
OPS (Other Personnel Services) which means that employees are paid for 
the number of hours they work. OPS employees do not receive any form of 
paid leave, paid holidays, or participation in the Florida Retirement 
System. OPS employees do have the option to receive health insurance 
benefits.  To Apply: Please note: you must apply at Florida's People 
First website: 

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-866244&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

A cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife 
and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, 
particularly as it relates to the duties described below, should be 
submitted with the application.

AVIAN SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at University of California - Berkeley. 
Website: http://nature.berkeley.edu/~beis/rail/  Location: Central 
California.  Duration: May 16 - Aug 15.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The University of California - 
Berkeley is seeking one field technician to assist in surveying for 
Black and Virginia Rails in central California. The technician will 
perform fieldwork independently to conduct call-playback surveys for 
rails to sample a network of known marshes for Black and Virginia Rails’ 
presence. Salary is ~$2323 /month. The work is based out of the Sierra 
Foothills Research and Extension Center (http://sfrec.ucanr.edu/) in 
Browns Valley, CA where housing is available for $250/month. Additional 
information on the study can be found at 
http://nature.berkeley.edu/~beis/rail/.  Qualifications: The technician 
should be able to identify bird calls, record habitat characteristics, 
communicate with private landowners to obtain permission to survey, 
navigate county roads with maps to find sites, and maintain accurate 
records of each visit using a database. Applicants MUST have a driver's 
license and a vehicle adequate for well-kept gravel roads (4x4 not 
necessary; cars OK). The ideal candidate would be: [1] experienced in 
surveying (particularly playback methodology) and identifying birds by 
call; [2] well organized with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; [3] interested in population ecology and 
metapopulation theory; [4] be able to walk up to several miles and be 
strong enough to carry moderate loads; and [5] have the ability to 
interface with the public under occasionally challenging conditions. 
Experience with GPS and GIS desirable but not required. Compensation: 
$2323 /month, plus mileage for vehicle use.  To Apply: Please submit 
resume and email/phone numbers of three referees by email to (EM: 
2016blraproject gmail.com). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received until the position is filled. -SEAN PETERSON, Department of 
Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley.

PARTNER AVIAN BIOLOGIST at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  
Website: http://www.wvdnr.gov  Location: Summersville, WV.  Duration: 
2.5 years, 11 months/year.  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: This employee will be responsible for 
assisting Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and West Virginia 
Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) staff in work related to the 
conservation and management of threatened bird species in West Virginia. 
Under supervision of the District Conservationist (NRCS) and State 
Ornithologist (WVDNR), duties will include: (1) project coordination, 
(2) farm bill program implementation, (3) implementation of management 
plans on private lands, (4) collaboration with internal and external 
partners to complete assigned goals, (5) private landowner relations and 
outreach, and (6) scientific fieldwork in pursuit of program goals. 
Specifically: ? Assist partners (NRCS, NWTF, WVDOF, consulting 
foresters) in coordination and implementation of the (1) Cerulean 
Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement and (2) Golden-winged Warbler 
“Working Lands for Wildlife” programs on private lands in WV, and (3) 
farm bill programs Duties include: Assisting in private landowner 
outreach, education, and service Development of management plans on 
private lands based on established best management practices 
Administration of NRCS contracts Pursuing Cerulean Warbler and/or 
Golden-winged Warbler management opportunities on public and private 
lands - e.g., wildlife management areas, state forests, national forests 
as well as private lands within species focal areas. Professional 
development and education (e.g., participating in forest stewardship 
training workshops) Pre- and post-treatment species survey and 
monitoring Other duties as assigned Up to 2-3 weeks/year, assist WVDNR 
with (1) annual surveys and monitoring of species of greatest 
conservation need, (2) conducting breeding bird surveys, (3) ruffed 
grouse monitoring, (4) preparing annual WVDNR project and progress 
reports and statistics, and (5) assist WVDNR staff with reporting  
Qualifications: Bachelor’s or graduate degree in wildlife biology or 
related field, with a focus on birds. Excellent networking and 
communication skills in a broad range of contexts Experience with 
project management and coordination Understanding of silvicultural 
practices, habitat management and conservation implementation Experience 
with diverse field survey/monitoring methods and equipment, including 
GPS Ability to identify by sight and sound all bird species native to 
West Virginia Demonstrated experience and skill with MS Office, ArcGIS 
and other software tools  Compensation: $15 per hour, up to 1733 hours 
per calendar year (~10-11 months).  To Apply: Email RICHARD BAILEY, 
WVDNR State Ornithologist at (EM: richard.s.bailey wv.gov) with cover 
letter/resume and to receive official application form.

ASSISTANT BANDER
  at Owl Moon Environmental Inc.  Website: http://www.owlmoon.ca 
Location: Fort McMurray area, Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Open to Canadian Citizens only. Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; 
www.owlmoon.ca) together with the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; 
www.birdpop.org) are seeking an Assistant Bander who will assist in the 
establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding 
stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the 
Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 
(http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). Positions extend from May 10th 
through August 10th 2016. Prior banding experience and an ability to 
identify birds by sight and call are required. Completion of a Bachelors 
degree in biology, ecology, zoology, environmental studies or equivalent 
will be an asset. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long days 
that begin before dawn, possess the ability to endure 
sometimes-difficult field conditions, and help maintain a healthy team 
atmosphere in the field. Assistant Banders will adhere to safety and 
industrial site requirements for working in this region. Assistant 
Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between 
CA$2,500 and CA$3,250 per month, depending on experience and field 
housing arrangements. Assistant Banders completing the season adequately 
and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols will 
receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. 
Housing will be provided. A truck will be provided to each crew for work 
use; a clean driver’s abstract (driving record) will be required as part 
of the application process. No health or other benefits beyond those 
included herein will be included. Applications must include a cover 
letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three persons as 
references. Applications will be received by March 31, 2016, however, 
the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is 
identified. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ 
LADE at (EM: llade owlmoon.ca) or by phone at (PH: 403-542-2311).  
Qualifications: Experience extracting birds from mist-nets, banding 
experience.

JUNIOR SPECIALIST  at UC Davis – John Muir Institute of the 
Environment.  Website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/  Location: Great 
Basin.  Duration: 2 1/2 months; May 1st – July 15th, 2016 at 50% Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2015.  Job Description: The John Muir Institute of the Environment at 
the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of 
qualified Junior Specialists in the field of ornithology. This position 
will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on ornithology 
and vegetation ecology of the Great Basin. General responsibilities 
include conducting point counts of breeding birds, searching for nests, 
and measuring vegetation structure and composition with multiple 
protocols. Maintain detailed data records and interact with local 
resource managers and the public. Activities performed will lead to 
analyses and interpretations suitable for inclusion in manuscripts that 
will be submitted to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Incumbent will 
interact with multidisciplinary teams of ecologist and geographers and 
engage in professional discussions relevant to the work performed. Ideal 
candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and 
decision-making skills, and the ability to work well independently and 
as part of a team.  Qualifications: Basic: BS degree in ecology, natural 
resources, or related field with two or more years of experience in 
remote field setting. Experience and proficiency in identification of 
western birds by sight and sound. Experience performing point counts or 
similar surveys of breeding birds. Experience measuring vegetation 
structure and composition. Excellent organizational skills, including 
ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy data records. Good 
physical condition with the ability to work independently in remote 
field settings. Valid Driver's License issued in the United States. 
Preferred: Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles off road. 
Ability to operate manual-transmission vehicles. CPR and first aid 
certifications.  Compensation: Salary Ranges: Step I - $36,984 (100% 
annual) or Step II - $39,444 (100% annual)commensurate with 
qualifications and experience.  To Apply: Apply on the following link: 
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Applicants should submit a cover letter 
describing their qualifications, including but not limited to their 
ability to identify western birds by sound and sight and their previous 
experience with ornithological survey methods; experience with 
identification and measurement of the Great Basin flora; and backcountry 
experience. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae or resume. 
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants must 
provide contact information, including email address and telephone or 
cell phone numbers for three professional references.

BANDER  at WildResearch.  Website: http://www.wildresearch.ca Location: 
Vancouver area, British Columbia Canada.  Duration: 1.5 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016. Job Description: 
WildResearch, a non-profit organization, is seeking one bird Bander to 
assist with the 2016 Fall Migration Monitoring Program at Iona Island 
Bird Observatory (IIBO), stationed near Vancouver British Columbia 
Canada. Responsibilities: The site has 14 nets that open a half hour 
before sunrise for 6 hours each day. Under the direction of the IIBO 
Program Manager, the Bander will be responsible for: - bird 
banding/mist-netting, - visual monitoring of birds at IIBO, - data entry 
and QAQC - managing and training WildResearch’s volunteers, and 
Assistant Bander, - minimal carpool coordination of volunteers, - 
conducting point count surveys and daily estimated totals, - preparing 
weekly IIBO summary reports for inclusion in WildResearch media - 
assisting with public banding demonstrations for school groups and other 
visiting guests, and - interacting and representing WildResearch with 
the general public at IIBO. Daily operations will involve working with 
volunteers of varying levels of experience, so the Bander must be 
comfortable providing training to groups of volunteers. The Bander will 
also be responsible for managing the station on a day to day basis, 
providing public banding demonstrations to school groups and other 
visiting guests, interacting with the public, and for complete and 
accurate data collection.  Qualifications: Candidates will hold or be 
qualified for a Canadian Bird Banding Permit, must demonstrate 
familiarity with identifying western North American songbird species by 
sight and sound, and have experience banding high volumes of passerines, 
training volunteers, experience providing public banding demonstrations 
and explaining biology concepts to non-biologists, and overseeing a 
migration monitoring station. The Bander must be experienced with large 
volumes of birds, as days exceeding 100 captures are common at IIBO. 
Familiarity with IIBO and WildResearch’s mission is an asset.  
Compensation: This is a full time position, six days a week from April 
15 – May 31, 2016. Average length of day is 7.5 hours in the field; 
however, this may vary with weather and bird capture rates. Pay rate is 
$160 per day. The successful candidate must provide his or her own 
vehicle and housing.  To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter, CV 
including details on number of birds banded, and experience with western 
North American songbirds, and three references in one file, to (EM: info 
wildresearch.ca). Subject line "IIBO SMMP Bander Position"

ASSISTANT BANDER  at WildResearch.  Website: http://www.wildresearch.ca  
Location: Vancouver area, British Columbia, Canada.  Duration: 1.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: WildResearch is seeking one banding assistant intern to 
assist with the 2016 Spring Migration Monitoring Program at Iona Island 
Bird Observatory (IIBO), stationed near Vancouver, British Columbia, 
Canada. To learn more about WildResearch and its mission: 
www.wildresearch.ca. Responsibilities: The site has 14 nets that open a 
half hour before sunrise for 6 hours each day. Under the direction of 
the IIBO Program Manager, and the Bander, the Banding Assistant will be 
responsible for assisting with: - bird banding/mist-netting, - visual 
monitoring of birds at IIBO, - data entry and QAQC, - training station 
volunteers, - potential for conducting point count surveys and daily 
estimated totals, - assisting with public banding demonstrations for 
school groups and other visiting guests, and interacting and - 
representing WildResearch with the general public at IIBO.  
Qualifications: Some mist-netting, bird banding experience, and data 
entry skills are required. The IIBO program aim is to train volunteers 
through hands on bird banding opportunities. The successful candidate 
must therefore work well with others and show enthusiasm and patience 
for training volunteers. Must demonstrate skill in identifying North 
American birds by sight and sound. Familiarity with IIBO and 
WildResearch’s mission is an asset.  Compensation: This is a full-time 
position on Monday-Fridays between April 15 and May 31, 2016. The pay 
rate is $80/day, and does not include transportation or housing. Average 
length of day is 7.5 hours in the field; however, this may vary with 
weather and bird capture rates. This position is ideal for anyone 
interested in increasing his or her banding experience.  To Apply: 
Please send a brief cover letter, CV, and three references in one file, 
to (EM: info wildresearch.ca), subject line "IIBO SMMP Banding Assistant".

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Mexico State University.  Location: New Mexico 
and SE Colorado.  Duration: ~2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 26 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field technician needed to work 
alongside a graduate student on a Burrowing Owl nest monitoring project 
in grasslands of New Mexico and southeastern Colorado. Duties will 
include walking transects in prairie dog colonies to identify nest 
burrows, using a camera peeper probe to examine nest status, and data 
entry. Will entail a considerable amount of walking carrying heavy 
equipment, and very early mornings with long days in intense sun. Must 
be willing to be flexible with schedule as field issues come about. 
Salary is approximately $4000 for the term. Housing will be provided, 
with the possibility of some short term camping. Must be able to start 
April 15th at latest, preference to earlier available candidates. 
Qualifications: Some wildlife experience is required, along with a 
positive attitude and enthusiasm for field work. Other relevant skills 
include: participation in avian studies, use of handheld GPS, 
familiarity with binocular and scope use, operating 4WD vehicle, 
experience in desert/grassland habitats, and a firm attention span for 
quality data collection and note taking  Compensation: ~$4000 for the 
season.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter detailing relevant 
experience, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references to 
CATIE PORRO (EM: porrocm nmsu.edu). *Also include earliest date of 
availability*

COLORADO RIPARIAN BIRD TECHNICIAN  at Colorado State University. 
Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/index.html  Location: 
Piceance Basin, NW Colorado.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Job Description: 
One field technician needed 11 May through early August 2016 to assist 
M.S. graduate student in the department of Fish, Wildlife, and 
Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. The research is 
focused on investigating the effects of an invasive tree on riparian 
bird habitat use, reproductive success, and food web interactions. 
Fieldwork is located in the scenic and rugged Piceance Basin on 
Colorado’s western slope. Primary duties will vary throughout the summer 
but will include conducting bird point count surveys during early 
morning hours, passerine nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, 
bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, fecal sample 
collection, aging/sexing using a Pyle guide, and riparian vegetation 
surveys. Competitive applicants will have an interest in avian biology 
and conservation, bird identification skills, and some experience with 
passerine extraction from mist-nets and banding. Experience with or a 
desire to learn riparian vegetation identification is also helpful. 
Accommodation will be provided for the duration of the field season in a 
serviced mobile home parked on the picturesque High Lonesome Ranch, near 
the field site. The work schedule will consist of 10 days of fieldwork 
with 4 days off in between. A field vehicle will be provided during work 
hours but applicants may want a personal vehicle for use on days off. 
There will be the opportunity to return to Fort Collins, CO in the work 
vehicle during days off; however, housing is the responsibility of the 
technician on days off (outside of staying on site in the mobile home). 
Salary will be $1300-$1500/month, depending on experience. This position 
provides the opportunity to work in beautiful riparian areas of western 
Colorado, contribute to conservation on private lands, enhance field 
research skill sets, and interact with researchers at CSU, a 
highly-respected institution for natural resources research.  
Qualifications: Preferred Skills and Personal Qualities: Strong 
applicants will have some experience with passerine extraction from 
mist-nets and bird banding/processing (please include a clear statement 
of # birds extracted and/or banded). Preferred applicants will also 
possess visual and aural bird identification and survey skills, previous 
experience with nest searching and monitoring, or experience working in 
western riparian zones. Desirable personal qualities include an ability 
to take initiative, attention to detail, adaptability, and ability to 
work long hours and live in a remote field setting.  Compensation: 
$1300-1500/month DOE.  TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF 
document named “applicant’s last name_CObirds” to: LANI STINSON (EM: 
lani.stinson colostate.edu). Letters should highlight specific 
qualifications mentioned in the posting (i.e., mist-netting/banding, 
nest monitoring, bird and vegetation surveys, and personal qualities) 
AND include dates of availability. Feel free to get in touch via email 
with any questions regarding the position. Applications will be reviewed 
as received but will not be considered after 24 March 2016. Lab website: 
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/index.html

NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN (NR TECH)  at MN DNR Farmland Wildlife 
Research Group.  Website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html 
Location: southwestern Minnesota & Madelia, MN.  Duration: 6 months (may 
be extended up to 1 year).  Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
20 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural 
Resources’ Farmland Wildlife Populations & Research Group 
(http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/farmwild.html) is seeking one NR 
Technician to assist the Upland Game Project Leader with an ongoing 
research project investigating Ring-necked Pheasant habitat use and 
demography. Successful candidates will begin in early May 2016 and the 
position may be extended up to one year. This study is focused on nest 
site selection, nesting success, brood habitat selection, and chick 
survival of pheasants in southwestern Minnesota. The nest predator 
community will also be assessed. Successful candidates will work closely 
with the Upland Game Project Leader, existing NR Techs, and other DNR 
staff in the field and the office. Primary field duties and data 
collection will include: trapping, banding, and radio-collaring hen 
pheasants during the non-breeding season; locating hens via telemetry 
(especially to find nests); nest monitoring; deploying video cameras, 
DVRs, and deep-cycle marine batteries at/near nests; capturing and 
radio-tagging pheasant chicks; locating chicks via telemetry; collecting 
habitat data. Primary office duties will consist of reviewing video 
footage and data entry, but other tasks may be assigned when needed. 
Fieldwork will be conducted in southwestern Minnesota and housing will 
be provided for the field crew in this area during the breeding season 
(~May through August). The research office is located in south-central 
Minnesota near Madelia, and housing may be available for the technician 
during the rest of the year (~Sept. through April). Candidates should be 
prepared to work irregular hours on a shifting schedule, with long days 
in variable field conditions (e.g., snow, wind, extreme cold, heat, 
humidity) throughout all four seasons. Weekend shifts will be required 
during the breeding season. Candidates must be comfortable with and 
tolerant of frequent encounters with ticks, snakes, and biting insects. 
Candidates must also be comfortable using a surgical suture technique to 
affix radio-transmitters to chicks. Safety training, including 
trailering, towing, and operating an ATV/UTV, will be provided.  
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess an exceptional work ethic, 
the ability to work alone and with others, and great attention to 
detail. Individuals with a B.S. degree in wildlife or a related field 
are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidate will have prior 
experience conducting fieldwork for a wildlife research project, 
especially gamebird or grassland bird related projects, but this is not 
a requirement. The individual must be able to communicate well and 
interact positively with a variety of stakeholders, including other 
agency personnel, private landowners, and members of the public. The 
individual will assist with GIS activities so proficiency with ArcMap 
GIS software would also be helpful. Excellent data entry skills are 
needed. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 lbs are 
requirements for this position.  Compensation: $15.81/hr.  To Apply: 
Contact: Dr. NICOLE DAVROS, Upland Game Project Leader Farmland Wildlife 
Populations & Research Group Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 
35365 800th Avenue Madelia, MN 56062 (EM:  Nicole.Davros state.mn.us PH: 
507-642-8478 ext 225). Please send the following (preferably as a single 
pdf) to Dr. Nicole Davros (EM: Nicole.Davros state.mn.us): 1) Cover 
letter summarizing your experience, work ethic, and reasons for interest 
in the position. 2) Resume or CV that outlines your academic 
achievements and employment history. 3) Contact information for at least 
2 professional references.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at CONSERVIAN.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
BAHAMAS.  Duration: 1 week or more.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Volunteer Field Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for 
the adventure of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic 
volunteer field assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat 
conservation project in May 2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream 
Catcher”. This is an excellent opportunity to gain field experience and 
shorebird ID skills. Field assistants will assist project director with 
daily project activities. Cost for the week is $1,150 and includes your 
bunk, onboard meals, water, and ground transportation associated with 
project. Participants will fly to the Bahamas for one week to designated 
airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A valid passport is 
required. Airfare and insurance are not included. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport) Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first 
program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and 
restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control 
invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird 
sites. Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data 
on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream Catcher Coastal 
Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of Canada, Dow Agro, 
LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand 
Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the Environment. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or visit island towns.  
Qualifications: Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, 
adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be 
capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. 
Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner and riding in 
small boats to access survey sites. Birding ID skills are beneficial but 
not required. NOTE: A few trip scholarships are available for qualifying 
applicants to cover part of above live-aboard costs. Prior field 
experience and leadership skills are required for trip scholarship 
consideration.  Compensation: None  To Apply: If you would like to join 
our conservation pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: 
Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses 
and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: MargoZ 
Coastalbird.org) Please label all attachments with your name. The review 
of applicants is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. 
Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color 
expedition brochure. See link to article on project from our supporters 
at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds

SHOREBIRD MONITOR  at The Trustees of Reservations.  Website: 
http://www.thetrustees.org  Location: Nantucket, MA.  Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: About the Organization: The Trustees is an organization 
with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to 
all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. 
Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for 
public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, 
and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places 
across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, 
including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open 
to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and 
supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more 
than 40,000 members. Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in 
ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the 
change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of 
all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our 
properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic 
homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors 
to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for 
seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special. Position 
Summary: The Trustees of Reservations are seeking qualified individuals 
to assist with monitoring, research, and management activities for 
nesting and migratory shorebirds at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge 
(1,117 acres). The Shorebird Technician is part of a team responsible 
for barrier beach protection and ecological management of the refuge. 
This is a seasonal, full-time position expected to begin in April/May 
and continue through August, located on the island of Nantucket. 
Essential Functions: Perform daily monitoring and management activities 
for breeding piping plovers, terns, and American oystercatchers, 
including: habitat delineation, nest location, nest protection, chick 
monitoring, and data entry Assist with daily reports on the breeding 
status and location of nesting shorebirds and communicate with the 
Southeast Ecology Assistant and property management staff to ensure the 
successful implementation of our barrier beach protection program Assist 
with the collection of migratory shorebird abundance and distribution 
data Install, maintain, and remove symbolic fencing, predator 
exclosures, and signage used to protect breeding and migratory 
shorebirds as well as other sensitive barrier beach habitats Assist with 
targeted predator control and monitoring efforts Assist in compilation 
of data for state piping plover, tern, and American oystercatcher census 
forms Educate the public about shorebird and barrier beach ecology 
Assist gatehouse staff with property admissions and permit sales as 
needed Assist site staff with stewardship and property maintenance tasks 
as needed Assist tour staff with opening of the lighthouse and other 
visitor services tasks as needed Other tasks and duties as assigned  
Qualifications: Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field The ability to identify 
shorebirds by sight and sound At least 3 months of previous field 
experience Strong verbal communication skills The ability to work 
closely with other staff and the public Preferred applicants will have 
experience with: Beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic coast 
Behavioral data collection Wildlife tracking Coastal wildlife management 
issues GIS mapping Requirements: The ability to work outdoors daily, and 
at times, under rigorous conditions The ability to perform physically 
strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances on the beach The ability 
to lift/carry 50 pounds The ability to occasionally work some weekends, 
holidays, and irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and weather) A 
valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as 
outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy A satisfactory criminal 
background check (CORI) Compensation: $15/hour. The Trustees offers 
competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated 
team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the 
distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and 
protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. In addition to 
being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to 
create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our 
team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and 
communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.  To 
Apply: e-mail (EM: fpollnac thetrustees) for details on how to apply.

BANDER IN CHARGE  at Rocky Point Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://rpbo.org  Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.  Duration: July 21 to 
Oct 18 plus writing period.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
31 Mar /2016.  Job Description: We require an experienced 
bander-in-charge (BIC) to help operate two banding stations. The RPBO 
has operated since 1994 under a fixed migration monitoring protocol 
consisting of a standardized banding program using mist nets, a one-hour 
census, general observations of birds, and the determination of Daily 
Estimated Totals (DET). The BIC will be expected to work a 5-6 day week. 
Work will be at both Rocky Point (restricted access, Department of 
National Defense (DND) lands) and Pedder Bay (at Pedder Bay Marina, 
accessible to the public) locations, with more time at Pedder Bay. The 
BIC would oversee a senior bander and two assistant banders, and will be 
responsible for data security, daily review of data to ensure it matches 
standards, and season-end report production. 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 data entry of banding and EDT data for 
all days during the entire monitoring period. The BIC will train 
volunteers in extraction and other aspects of the monitoring and banding 
process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate observatory activities 
to occasional groups of visitors. The BIC is also responsible for 
day-to-day compliance with Department of National Defence requirements. 
Duties include: • Mist-netting and banding birds • Conducting census as 
required • Data entry and data quality assurance • Overseeing and 
training volunteers in bird extraction, data entry and banding • Helping 
with daily observations of birds • Preparing an occasional blog of the 
week’s activities and highlights • Writing a final report (similar to 
previous years) Qualifications: • The BIC must hold or be eligible for a 
Banding Permit. • Extensive experience in avian mist-netting/banding 
[please include all relevant banding training and number of birds 
processed (2500+ preferred)]. All banding experience must be documented 
with references. • Experience of work at other bird observatories is 
highly desirable. • Experience banding, ageing and sexing of 
Nearctic/neotropical land bird migrants. • Ability to identify Western 
Birds by sight and sound. • Demonstrated abilities in data management 
and integrity • Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite • 
Demonstrated experience in migration monitoring observatory management 
and report writing. • Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness. • 
Experience coordinating volunteers and supervising other banders. • 
Ability to work with others and a willingness to share your knowledge 
with other banders and volunteers. • Must be enthusiastic, physically 
fit, and able to work in cool to warm climate, with a strong work ethic. 
• Having own personal transportation is required.  Compensation: 
Compensation will be based on skill level and experience. The range will 
be provided to interested applicants on request. Trailer accommodation 
for a low monthly fee is available.  To Apply: Please send resumes to 
(EM: jobs rpbo.org). Please submit by March 31, 2016. We encourage 
applicants to submit as soon as possible as we reserve the right to 
offer this position to a well-qualified applicant before the deadline date.

VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) FIELD ASSISTANTS WANTED FOR STUDY OF HISPANIOLAN 
WOODPECKER BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY  at Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Cornell 
University.  Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/joshlapergola/volunteer2016  Location: 
Piedra Blanca (near Jarabacoa, close to Salto Jimenoa I), La Vega 
province, Dominican Republic.  Duration: ~3.5 months.  Job Type: 
Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 256 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: TWO field assistants needed for a study of ecology of 
colonial, cooperative breeding and foraging behavior in the Hispaniolan 
Woodpecker in the Dominican Republic.  Field research assistants will 
participate in data collection during an intensive ~3.5-month field 
season. Assistant duties will include (but are not limited to) nest 
monitoring, focal behavioral observations (including nest watches and 
foraging records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing, and data 
entry.  Job description: The Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes 
striatus) nests colonially, ranging from 2 to as many as 20+ 
simultaneously active nests in the same tree, making it very unique 
among woodpeckers (only one other picid species of the more than 200 is 
known to nest in colonies). Additionally, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker is 
the most sexually size dimorphic of Melanerpes woodpeckers. Since 2012, 
I have been color-banding and observing these woodpeckers to better 
understand the social organization of colonies. Fieldwork in the 2016 
field season will focus on further studying social organization of 
colonies, attempting to answer such questions as: 1) How do nesting 
substrate (live vs. dead trees) and its availability influence colony 
size and structure? 2) What information do prospecting birds utilize to 
"decide where to nest, and how does this information use influence 
variation in colony size? More generally, we will collect data to help 
test hypotheses regarding the costs, benefits, and consequences of group 
living, the operation of sexual selection in cooperative societies, and 
the evolutionary factors driving the woodpecker's exceptional size 
dimorphism. An important secondary objective of our work will be 
studying how parasitic fly larvae in the genus Philornis impact nesting 
success. Field research assistants will participate in data collection 
during an intensive 3.5-month field season. Assistant duties will 
include (but are not limited to) nest monitoring, focal behavioral 
observations (including nest watches, dominance watches, and foraging 
records), assisting with tree-climbing, color-band reading, 
nest-searching, assisting with bird capture and processing (including 
metal- and color-banding), and data management and entry. All volunteers 
will have the opportunity to learn various tree-climbing techniques. 
Assistants will be trained to set up, operate, and take down a unique 
elevated mist-net system developed specifically for this project but 
with applications to other ornithological studies.  Days will be long 
and the work will be physically and mentally demanding, but for those 
seeking to gain experience in field research, you won’t be disappointed. 
The workweek will typically be 6 days long in humid, mosquito-filled 
fields and forests, involving hiking sometimes 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 poorly known native or 
endemic 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 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 takes priority.  Dates: Spring/summer assistants- 
Start: ~15 April (flexible*), End: ~30 July 2016. (~3 months) *I will 
consider early/mid-May start dates for highly qualified applicants. 
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.  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 ~3.5 months of work, 3) ability to get along well with and be 
respectful of others in a very cramped environment (you will be in close 
contact with myself and three to four other field assistants for the 
whole 3.5 months, another PhD student and his team of one or two people, 
a post-doc visiting for a month, and occasional other visitors for 
varying lengths of time), 4) ability and willingness to work alone or 
jointly in the field and to work in an area where encounters with 
venomous invertebrates are a 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 and share cooking 
duties), 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, and a positive, pro-active 
attitude. 9) Spanish language competency is a big plus! 10) 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). 
Additional Desired Skills: I am especially interested in having 
assistants with a strong background in botanical identification to help 
with cataloguing woodpecker food items. Digital ornithology represents 
another component of the work, including photo documentation of all 
captured birds. I am interested in having assistants with strong 
photographing skills to help collect and curate photographs.  
Compensation: Housing, drinking water, and research-related travel 
within the Dominican Republic will be covered. Additionally, some 
funding is available to partly or fully cover airfare to/from the 
Dominican Republic. Assistants will have to cover their food expenses 
(~$30 USD per week).  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 3 references (ideally with some experience with how 
you work in a research/field context). Please also indicate the nature 
of your professional relationship to EACH reference (e.g., field 
supervisor, academic advisor, professor for a class, etc.).  PLEASE ONLY 
APPLY IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A STIPEND.  Contact: JOSHUA B. LAPERGOLA 
(EM: jbl96 AT cornell.edu).
Subject: Birdjobs -- March 2, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 21:43:24 -0500
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WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN POSITION  at Bioacoustic Unit.  Website: 
http://bioacoustic.abmi.ca/  Location: Boreal forest and grasslands of 
Alberta, Canada.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2 to 4. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Bioacoustic Unit, a collaboration between the Bayne Lab at the 
University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute 
(ABMI), is seeking 2-4 skilled technicians for work in the spring and 
summer of 2016. Technicians will be working with acoustic recording 
technology to survey rare animals and species-at-risk in the boreal 
forest and grasslands of Alberta. Other duties include equipment 
maintenance and preparation, data entry and interpretation of audio 
recordings. Accommodations in the field (rustic camps), food and travel 
to field sites will be provided. Applicants must provide their own 
accommodations in Edmonton during field preparation days and days off. 
Applicants can expect to spend long periods of time in the field and 
those with flexible schedules will be preferred.  Qualifications: A 
minimum of 2 years working in remote conditions is preferable. 
Technicians must endure long hikes (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads 
(up to 40 lbs.), inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants with 
the following experience will be preferred: experience driving 4x4 
trucks, trailer hauling and driving ATVs; working alone in isolated 
conditions far from urban areas; ability to navigate using compass, maps 
and GPS; ability to sustain camp life for long periods (cooking, 
cleaning, etc.) Applicants should be independent, self-starters, 
problem-solvers and have good morale.  Compensation: Salary: $2500 – 
2900 / month DOE.  To Apply: A CV along with 3 references can be sent to 
both: HEDWIG LANKAU, Research Coordinator (EM: hedwig AT ualberta.ca), 
ALEX MACPHAIL, Field Coordinator, (EM: agmacpha AT ualberta.ca).

BANDER  at Southern Sierra Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: Lower Colorado River 
AZ, CA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
30 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We are seeking one (1) experienced bird 
bander to assist with population monitoring of the recently listed 
Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo on the lower Colorado River in AZ and 
California. 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.  Qualifications: : 1) Extensive avian 
mist-netting/banding experience, preferably MAPS or equivalent (please 
include number of birds processed 350 + preferred - and all relevant 
banding training. All banding experience must be documented with 
references. 2) Experience leading banding crews. 3) Avian blood 
extraction experience. 4) At least one field season conducting other 
avian field work. 5) Must be enthusiastic, physically fit, and able to 
work in high temperatures / humidity / mosquito density, with a strong 
work ethic. 4) A valid US driver’s license and personal cell phone. 5) 
An overall dedication to collecting high quality data, and willingness 
to solve problems and complete tasks effectively. Applicants must have a 
current First Aid/CPR Certification or be willing to complete a free 
course online (provided by employer) before June 1. Duties: 1) Banders 
will lead a crew of 1-2 people. 2) Banding crews will erect canopy nets 
and target-capture Yellow-billed Cuckoos (specialized training will be 
provided). 3) Banders will collect blood and meticulously record 
m¬morphological data, and enter into Trimble GPS units. 4) Netting will 
begin very early each morning, and crews will move nets several times 
during each morning based on current cuckoo activity. 5) Banders may be 
required to carry heavy equipment over long distances and set up in 
difficult terrain or in dense vegetation. 6) Crews will often drive or 
hike long distances pre-dawn to banding locations. 7) When not netting, 
banders will conduct other field work including call back surveys.  
Compensation: Monthly salary is $2600 to $2800 depending on experience. 
Housing and field vehicle are provided. Shared field housing is based in 
Blythe CA.  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 3 references 
(please include your name in email subject and filename of attachment) 
to DIANE TRACY (EM: lcrjobs2016 AT gmail.com) by April 30. Hiring will 
begin as suitable applicants are identified and will continue until the 
position is filled. Please make sure your references are able to comment 
on your banding and avian field capabilities. We are unable to employ 
non-US citizens without a current Employment Authorization Document 
(EAD). No pets are allowed. Southern Sierra Research Station is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Center for Natural Lands Management. Website: 
http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/ Location: Olympia, 
WA.  Duration: 11 April - early August 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is hiring three to four 
Avian Field Technicians to assist on bird monitoring projects in prairie 
and oak habitats at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget 
Sound region of Washington State. Projects include: 1) demographic 
monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark and western 
bluebird; 2) radio-telemetry and GPS tagging of larks and bluebirds, and 
3) breeding bird community study in prairie and oak woodlands. Primary 
duties will include mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, 
re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, 
conducting bird surveys (point counts and line transects), sampling 
vegetation, and entering data. Technician may also assist with 
mist-netting, banding bluebirds, and applying GPS tags and 
radio-transmitters using leg loop method.  Qualifications: Field work 
will be conducted 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 
should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight 
and ear, or quickly learn. The technician will work closely with 
supervisors to communicate information about status and location of lark 
nests to site managers. Successful applicants should have a keen 
interest in avian research and conservation, demonstrate excellent 
communication skills, be able to work independently and in a team 
setting, and be comfortable working on an active military base. Previous 
experience working with birds is preferred, but not required.  
Compensation: Pay rate is $14-16/hr, DOE.  To apply submit a single 
document that includes a detailed letter of interest, current resumé or 
curriculum vitae, and three professional references (names, 
affiliations, and contact information) to: (EM: careers-aft AT 
cnlm.org). The full job announcement can be viewed at: 
http://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. All applications 
will be acknowledged.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at The Great Basin Institute.  
Website: https://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/jobs/ Location: Hopper 
Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 6 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife 
Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California 
Condor Recovery Program. One or two Monitoring Technicians will be 
selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of 
the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. 
These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will 
receive a living allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and 
around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in 
Southern CA. This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the 
free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. 
Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range 
using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. 
Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and 
nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a 
team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather 
or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by 
foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding 
sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for 
the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in 
routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population 
throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS 
transmitter data. Timeline and Compensation: o 6-month appointment 
beginning March 2016, or upon availability o $40/day field per diem o 
Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing provided during 10-day service 
period *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or 
future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal 
student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on 
qualifying student loans is also available. Location: The Hopper 
Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is 
headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for 
the California Condor Recovery Program 
(http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern 
Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles 
northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.  
Qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., 
biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework 
and related experience; o Previous experience following protocols for 
field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, 
collection and management; o Understanding of issues related to 
threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of 
the study region preferred; o Previous experience in using radio 
telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; o Experience in the 
use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; o Possess 
strong organizational skills; o Tolerant of working in variable weather 
conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather 
conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while 
carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; o Willingness and ability 
to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; o Ability to 
work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and 
follow safe working practices; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 
license and clean driving record; o Experience safely operating 4WD 
vehicles and ATVs; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) 
U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive 
an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the 
equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex 
Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, 
(4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in 
the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited 
activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.  Compensation: o 
$40/day field per diem o Education Award*: $2,865 o USFWS housing 
provided during 10-day service period.  To Apply: Applicants should 
forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional 
references (EM: rarecruitment AT thegreatbasininstitute.org). Please 
include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications 
will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. We conform to all 
the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment 
opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, 
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all 
of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic 
Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, 
or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation 
against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, 
to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist 
or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose 
discrimination.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, 
CA.  Duration: 25 April through 5 August, 2016 (start and end date may 
be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Two 
bird and vegetation survey technician positions available on multiple 
monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue 
Conservation Science. This program offers a unique opportunity to 
explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in 
California, across a wide range of habitats, while collecting data to 
guide forest management in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. 
Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, 
aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on 
collecting data in recently burned areas. Primary duties include, but 
are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest 
searching, vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in 
mountainous terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4×4 
vehicles. In addition to these duties, two technician positions based 
near Lake Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two 
MAPS stations. The northern and central Sierra crews will also be 
deploying and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders. Qualifications: 
Previous experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and 
sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must 
have the ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous 
terrain in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. All successful 
candidates must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and 
sound following two weeks of training. We require self-motivation, an 
enthusiasm for travel and camping, 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 ability 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 with 
one or fewer moving violations in the last three years. Point Blue is an 
equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against 
applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national 
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability 
status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application 
for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class 
protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for 
applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or 
participate in the interview process.  Compensation: Total compensation 
is at least $3,000/month, which includes an hourly wage and housing 
costs. An hourly wage equivalent to $2,650-2800/month DOE for technician 
positions, including overtime pay according California State law. 
Housing is provided at a value = $350/month. Field housing locations are 
near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe, and Shaver Lake, CA. Work vehicles 
are also provided.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or 
Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous point count 
experience and interest in this position, specific dates of 
availability, geographic location preference (if any), a resume, and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (EM: jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). 
In the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2016. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
February 8. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. 
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship 
status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, 
membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or 
membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make 
reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete 
the application and/or participate in the interview process.

SNOWY PLOVER ECOLOGIST  at Point Reyes National Seashore Association.  
Website: http://www.ptreyes.org/  Location: Point Reyes National 
Seashore, CA.  Duration: full time from March 2016 – October 2016, with 
possible extension March 2017 – October 2017. Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The main duties of 
this position are to implement protection of western snowy plover 
populations and monitor reproductive success of plovers at Point Reyes 
National Seashore. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing 
large closure areas using signs and symbolic fencing to protect snowy 
plover breeding habitat. The incumbent will follow established protocols 
to conduct 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. Predator exclosures will be erected 
around all nests and nests will be regularly monitored for hatch 
success. As part of the plover banding program, eggs will be floated in 
order to estimate hatch dates, eggs will be handled and checked for 
hatch, and plover chicks will be captured by hand and banded with 
plastic color bands. Following hatching, snowy plover broods will be 
followed in order to determine fledging success. All data will be 
collected on pre-defined datasheets and GPS locations of all observed 
snowy plovers and nests will be recorded. All survey data will be 
entered into the western snowy plover monitoring database and 
error-checked. The incumbent will coordinate, schedule, and train at 
least one field assistant in the collection of the monitoring data. The 
incumbent will assist in the training, scheduling, and coordination of 
the snowy plover docent program and provide regular field updates to the 
docents. The incumbent will collaborate with other regional western 
snowy plover monitoring groups, including those with the National Park 
Service, US Fish and Wildlife Services, and Point Blue Conservation 
Science. Summarizing results and writing the annual western snowy plover 
report at the end of the season, producing outreach material, and giving 
presentations at the park are integral aspects of implementing the 
monitoring program. The position will coordinate activities closely with 
other park staff including the PORE Wildlife Ecologist and Law 
Enforcement personnel. The incumbent will be expected to safely work 
unsupervised in the field in remote wilderness areas with some strenuous 
physical activity, and hike long distances off-trail and in rough 
terrain, in potentially inclement weather, with exposure to poison oak 
and ticks possible. Point Reyes National Seashore has implemented an 
intensive effort to monitor and protect western snowy plovers within the 
park for over 20 years. Visit the following web pages to learn more. 
http://www.nps.gov/pore/learn/nature/birds_snowyplover.htm 
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfan/monitor/snowy_plovers.cfm 
http://www.sfnps.org/western_snowy_plover/ Essential responsibilities 
include but may not be limited to the following activities: - 
Establishing large beach closure areas and posting information signs - 
Reading color bands of snowy plover adults and chicks - Nest searching - 
Constructing exclosures around snowy plover nests - Brood monitoring - 
Chick and adult banding - Predator monitoring - Entry and management of 
data - Train and supervise support field staff and volunteer docents - 
Manage and maintain large data sets - Summarize and analyze data - Lead 
or participate in writing management summary reports  Qualifications: - 
Undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, environmental 
sciences, environmental policy and planning, or other related field, or 
equivalent experience. - At least 3 seasons of experience collecting 
avian field data. - Ability to work long hours in the field and walk up 
to 10 miles in soft sand carrying heavy loads of field equipment. - 
Previous field experience with shorebird nest searching, bird handling, 
and banding. - Previous experience with high volume data entry and 
management. - Previous experience interacting with and educating 
volunteer docents and members of the public in a positive manner. - 
Excellent inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills. - 
Highly desirable skill includes previous experience banding western 
snowy plovers. - Other highly desirable skills include database 
management (Microsoft Access), quantitative and spatial analytical 
skills, and grant and technical writing skills. Special Requirements: - 
The applicant must have a valid driver’s license. - Background check 
and/or security investigation is required.  Compensation: Compensation: 
$20 / hour Housing: If needed, a shared apartment within Point Reyes 
National Seashore has been reserved for this position at a reasonable 
monthly rate.  To Apply: E-mail: (1) cover letter describing 
qualifications and reasons for interest in this position and Point Reyes 
National Seashore, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information 
(including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to (EM: 
dave_press AT nps.gov) with “Snowy Plover Ecologist 2016” in the subject 
line.

QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST/APPLIED STATISTICIAN  at Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application 
Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SUMMARY: 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 full-time faculty and other renowned professionals direct twelve 
world-class, mission-driven programs. Staff at the Lab teach 
undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, collect and disseminate 
world-famous 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. This is a full-time one year appointment, 
with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available 
funding. BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: The Postdoctoral Associate 
will lead the development of hierarchical models that reconcile multiple 
data sets, to answer questions focused on the seasonal mechanisms of 
songbird populations. In addition to model development and validation 
via simulations, the postdoc will apply the model to help further 
conservation efforts led by the Tricolored Blackbird Working group- a 
multi-partner group whose members include California Audubon and U.C. 
Davis. This applied component of the research will be carried out in 
close collaboration with Dr. Marcel Holyoak and Dr. Bob Meese 
(Department of Environmental Science and Policy- U. C. Davis). The 
postdoc will use different data sets for Tricolored Blackbird 
populations, which include predicted abundance, mark-capture-recapture 
records for multiple sites, breeding observations, and other count 
records for California. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop models 
and simulate data to meet project goals. Apply developed models to data 
from Tricolored Blackbird populations. Provide general sampling 
guidelines and priority information needs to the Tricolored Blackbird 
Working group. Present results at professional meetings, conferences, 
and popular seminars. Prepare peer reviewed papers and other research 
products, including reports and relevant information to conservation 
partners (70%) • Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within 
the Conservation Science Programs at the Lab of Ornithology and at 
Cornell University. (10%) • Participate in general project management 
and working directly with internal and external project collaborators 
(15%) • Perform related projects and special duties as assigned. (5%)  
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: • PhD in quantitative ecology, computer 
science, applied mathematics, or a related field with strong background 
in statistics and model development. • Experience with R and other 
statistical languages. • Ability to apply quantitative methods to answer 
ecological questions or hypotheses. • Strong record of success 
conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in 
peer-reviewed journals. • Experience related to dynamic models in 
population ecology, including estimation of demographic parameters. • 
Experience in ornithology is a bonus, but not required. Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience  To Apply: Please send a single pdf file 
containing a letter of application outlining qualifications and 
experience for the position, curriculum vitae, 1 example publication and 
appendix code, and the names and contact details for two references. 
Email to (EM: set2 AT cornell.edu) or in hard copy to SUSAN TAGGART, 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 291A Johnson 
Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about 
position specifics can be directed to Dr. VIVIANA RUIZ-GUTIERREZ (EM: 
vr45 AT cornell.edu) or Dr. EVAN COOCH (EM: evan.cooch AT cornell.edu). 
Review of applicants will begin February 29, 2016 and continue until the 
position is filled.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  at Seattle Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.seattleaudubon.org  Location: Seattle, WA.  Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY. Seattle 
Audubon is an independent 501(c) (3) organization that cultivates and 
leads a community appreciative and protective of birds and their 
habitat. As the organization celebrates its centennial year, we seek an 
Executive Director who can lead both staff and volunteers in 
implementing the organization’s mission while retaining the strength of 
its grass roots community. This is a unique opportunity to lead the 
organization as it enters a new period of growth and renewal. Seattle 
Audubon Society: (1) teaches about birds and their habitats to children, 
families, and adults; (2) holds Master Birder classes and field trips; 
(3) conducts citizen-science data-collection across Washington State; 
(4) has more than 600 annual volunteers; (5) operates The Nature Shop, a 
retail store that also serves as a community gathering place; (6) 
engages a community of more than 5000 member households (including 
National Audubon, of which it is an affiliate). Seattle Audubon Program 
Areas: (1) Education teaches bird and habitat appreciation, and 
conservation to children and adults. This includes programs in Seattle 
Public Schools and a successful summer Nature Camp. (2) Science collects 
data in three separate projects: Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS), 
Neighborhood Bird Project (NBP), Christmas Bird Count (CBC), as well as 
managing Bird-Web.org, an online guide to birds of Washington State. (3) 
Conservation closely monitors the threats to bird habitat and 
participates in campaigns that protect both birds and the places in 
which they live. General Responsibilities of the Executive Director: (1) 
work with 12 staff members, Board of Directors, 600 volunteers and more 
than 2600 Seattle Audubon member households to carry out the mission and 
values of the organization; (2) lead implementation of strategic plan: 
(3) manage staff, program and oversee all function of the organization; 
(4) manage budget and finances to meet financial goals, working with the 
Treasurer, Finance Committee, and Board; (5) work with Development 
Director in implementing the fundraising program; (6) represent Seattle 
Audubon in a positive and professional manner to members, donors, and 
the general public. Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: At least 
five years of experience in managing staff, volunteers and fundraising 
in the non-profit sector. Experience in education, conservation, and 
local advocacy preferred. Core Competencies: (1) proven management, 
financial, fundraising, and organizational skills; (2) ability to help 
set vision; (3) charismatic leadership; (4) team builder; (5) strong 
oral and written communication skills Essential Job Capabilities: (1) 
ability to drive; (2) general knowledge of computers and office 
equipment; (3) ability to fluently speak and read English; (4) ability 
to pass any necessary State and Federal background checks Equal 
Employment Opportunity Employer: Equal employment opportunity is the 
policy of Seattle Audubon Society. Seattle Audubon will administer 
advertising, selection, employment, compensation, promotion, training, 
layoff, recall, and benefits at all levels without regard to race, 
gender, color, creed, national origin age, political affiliation, 
marital status, sexual orientation, physical, mental or sensory 
disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Seattle Audubon 
strictly prohibits any sexual, racial, or other form of discrimination 
prohibited by law. Compensation: Salary: Based on experience.  To Apply: 
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to (EM: jobs AT 
seattleaudubon.org) by March 21, 2016.

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST  at Klamath Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Ashland, OR.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a position 
with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long-term 
monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The 
Research Biologist will oversee all aspects of a specific program which 
consists of several distinct and always evolving research projects. Job 
duties include grant writing, partnership building, study design and 
project management, data management, statistical analyses, report and 
manuscript writing, community and scientific presentations, and field 
work as needed. Involvement in implementing field studies will be a 
component of this position and may include point count, area search, 
spot-mapping, nest searching, mist-netting and bird banding, and species 
specific survey protocols.  Qualifications: The Research Biologist must 
have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s 
degree in the Natural Sciences and an additional two years of project 
management. The applicant should have experience with avian monitoring 
techniques and willingness to work as a team member for a growing 
non-profit organization. Qualifications include supervisory experience, 
excellent written and oral communication skills, data management, 
statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, grant writing, and 
public speaking. This position requires good physical condition and the 
ability to work in the field hiking over rough terrain in implement 
weather. Compensation: $39,000 to $41,000 plus benefits  To Apply: 
Please review full job announcement at www.KlamathBird.org for 
additional position details. Please send cover letter (include date of 
earliest availability), resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), 
and 3 references to JAIME STEPHENS (EM: jlh AT klamathbird.org, PH: 
541-201-0866). Review of applications will begin on March 15th and 
continue until the position is filled.

BIOLOGIST  at Klamath Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Ashland, OR.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Klamath Bird Observatory (http://www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a 
Biologist position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing 
avian long-term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird 
conservation. The Biologist will have a primary role in one to several 
projects and a support role in other research studies. Implementation of 
field studies is a primary responsibility; hiring, training, and 
supervising field crews and/or interns, and managing field logistics. 
This includes development and coordination of project partners, data 
management, and analysis and reporting of project data. Field studies 
may include multiple avian survey methodologies such as point count, 
area search, spot-mapping, nest searching, mist-netting and bird 
banding, and species specific survey protocols.  Qualifications: The 
Biologist must have a combination of education and experience equivalent 
to a Bachelor’s degree in the Natural Sciences and a minimum of two 
years of field experience and one year of project management (or a 
Master’s degree). The applicant should have experience in field studies, 
preferably with avian monitoring techniques, and willingness to work as 
a team member for a growing non-profit organization. They must be in 
good physical condition and be able to work in the field hiking over 
rough terrain in inclement weather conditions. Additionally, this 
position requires willingness to travel and work remotely on a regular 
basis for short durations.  Compensation: $32,000-$34,000 plus 
benefits.  To Apply: Please review full job announcement at 
www.KlamathBird.org for additional position details. Please send cover 
letter (include date of earliest availability), resume, writing sample 
(report or manuscript), and 3 references to JAIME STEPHENS (EM: jlh AT 
klamathbird.org, PH: 541-201-0866). Review of applications will begin on 
March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

AVIAN CARE INTERN, SUMMER 2016  at The Raptor Trust.  Website: 
http://www.theraptortrust.org/  Location: Central New Jersey. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Each year from mid-May through 
August we are inundated with nestling and fledgling songbirds, sometimes 
hundreds at a time. When citizens find these birds injured, orphaned, or 
displaced during the spring and summer months, The Raptor Trust admits 
them into our care to be raised, rehabilitated, and ultimately released 
back into the wild. Because of the volume of birds admitted during these 
months and the variety of specialized care which they require, The 
Raptor Trust sees this time as most opportunistic and valuable in our 
goal to provide experience and education to students who wish to learn 
about wildlife care and rehabilitation. In addition to participating in 
workshops, field trips, weekly meetings, and completing workbook 
readings and assignments, interns are responsible for practicing the 
skills they learn through assisting the staff in maintaining standards 
of care for injured adult birds, help with general upkeep of the center, 
and by feeding orphaned/displaced nestling and fledgling songbirds. 
Internships include observation of raptors but do not necessarily offer 
opportunities to assist with any raptor care or handling.  
Qualifications: A Raptor Trust intern should hae a positive attitude, be 
flexible, self motivated, hard-working, energetic, and have a strong 
passion and respect for wildlife and the mission of The Raptor Trust. 
Prior animal care experience is desirable but not required. A reliable 
means of transportation is a must. Applicants must be at least 18 years 
of age and have completed 1 year of college by the beginning of this 
internship. Compensation: This is not a paid internship. Qualifying 
interns receive a modest stipend to help defray travel and equipment 
costs. To Apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 
(optional) copy of transcript or list of relevant coursework. Email 
application materials to (EM: Sstern AT theraptortrust.edu).

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN  at Audubon Sharon.  Website: 
http://www.sharon.audubon.org  Location: Sharon, CT.  Duration: 4 
months, May-August.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 3 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Sharon Audubon Center is an environmental 
education center owned and operated by National Audubon Society in a 
diverse and beautiful setting in northwestern Connecticut. Duties: 
Primary responsibilities of the Environmental Education Intern include 
assisting with the teaching of environmental education programs to 
school groups in May and June. During the summer, primary responsibility 
is to oversee the Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs for 
children in grades K-6. Children visit the Center for 6-8 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. 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, 
answering the telephone, running the Nature Store, feeding resident 
education animals as needed and helping with many other facets of a 
Nature Center's day to day operation. 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. Position: This internship 
position is a four month position and runs early May through 
late-August. Closing date when filled. Work week is typically 
Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm in the spring and 8am-4pm Monday through 
Friday in the summer, although hours may vary slightly. Some evening 
and/or weekend hours as needed.   Qualifications: Completion of at least 
two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences. Some 
teaching experience and/or curriculum development is necessary, and 
environmental education experience prefered. 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. 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.  Compensation: Housing, Salary and School Credit: Interns have a 
furnished apartment on-site at the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary with private 
bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath and living room. Salary is 
$9.60/hour ($336.00 per week.) Students should arrange for school credit 
with their advisor beforehand, if applicable.  To Apply: All 
applications must be done online at the following link 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2748/environmental-education-intern/job 
No mailed, emailed or faxed applications/resumes will be accepted. 
Please be sure to include a cover letter. Application deadline: April 3, 
2016.

GRASSLAND BIRD INTERN  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Colorado/Nebraska. Duration: 
Position will last 4-6wks starting May 2.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 1 or 2. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.   Job Description: 
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and the University of 
Colorado-Denver are seeking 1 or 2 enthusiastic and qualified 
applicant(s) to assist 1 or 2 graduate students with research on 
Mountain Plover, and may include the general shortgrass prairie 
community (prairie dogs, Burrowing Owl and Swifts Fox), to determine 
occupancy and status. One position will be based out of South Park, CO 
another possibly in Kimball, Nebraska/Weld County, CO on the Pawnee 
National Grasslands. Field duties will include work on private and 
public lands. Primary duties include locating Mountain Plover nests on 
agricultural fields, rangeland or prairie dog towns where they occur, 
and marking nests as they are found. Intern(s) will be assisting 
graduate student(s) in trapping, and banding and GPS tagging adult 
plovers, and using optics to identify banded birds. Intern(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 or higher degree. Experience in 
leg-banding or animal handling required. Good eyesight is required to 
accurately identify unique color bands from long distances, and identify 
breeding birds by behavior in a cryptic environment. Successful 
applicant(s) will be attentive to detail and thorough with respect to 
data collection and entry. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. May 
work alone with limited direct supervision, navigate alone with minimal 
cell coverage at times, and possess a valid state driver's license from 
any U.S. state. Successful applicant(s) should be in good physical 
condition capable of working long irregular hours in hot or cold and dry 
conditions.   Compensation: $100/wk (travel and living expense stipend) 
for 4-6 weeks, plus free on-site housing in Kimball, NE (no smoking, no 
pets), depending on available funding. Funding for the South Park 
location is secure however is camping only, currently no housing is 
available. No overtime or holiday pay, no benefits. Intern(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 or increase as 
field duties require.   To apply, email a cover letter and 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 
birdconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

SHRIKE RECOVERY BIOLOGIST  at Wildlife Preservation Canada. Website: 
http://www.wildlifepreservation.ca  Location: Ontario. Duration: 5 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 25 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Wildlife Preservation Canada is 
seeking two experienced biologists to implement 2016 field season 
activities for the Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) Recovery Program. Two 
positions will be filled, one each in the Carden and Napanee Alvars. The 
Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered with a total of only 11 known 
pairs breeding in Ontario in 2015. The Carden and Napanee Alvars are the 
two core areas where LOSH continue to breed, though sightings still 
occur in Smiths Falls, Pembroke/Renfrew, Grey-Bruce and Manitoulin, and 
some work may occur in those regions. Wildlife Preservation Canada has 
been managing a unique recovery program for LOSH since 2003 that 
includes wild population surveying and monitoring, captive breeding and 
release, and habitat stewardship. Job Description: Under the supervision 
of the Species Recovery Biologist, staff will be responsible for 
monitoring the wild population in their designated core area(s), and the 
care and soft-release of groups of captive-hatched juveniles 
(transferred to release sites from one of the program’s breeding 
facilities over July-August); this offers a unique opportunity to work 
first-hand with an endangered species and the chance to gain experience 
in animal care and population recovery techniques in a field setting. 
Responsibilities: • Road-side and on-site (with prior permission) 
surveys to locate breeding pairs of wild LOSH • Remote nest monitoring 
to determine nest productivity • Identification and reporting of all 
colour banded LOSH • Initiating and maintaining landowner contact • 
Working closely with local landowners and local NGO partners to develop 
habitat stewardship projects • Daily care and husbandry of captive young 
prior to release during July and August (behavioural observations and 
provision of live food) • Soft-release of young; post-release monitoring 
and supplemental feeding • Release site and enclosure preparation and 
maintenance • Assisting with 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 • Effective and timely communication with program staff and 
partners • General field site maintenance • Additional tasks as 
required  Qualifications: Applicants must hold at least a post-secondary 
degree or diploma in a relevant discipline; completion of a Master’s or 
equivalent level of knowledge/experience is an asset, but those who meet 
the Clean Tech Internship Program eligibility requirements 
(http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/) will be preferred. 
Applicants must have prior experience with bird monitoring/surveying, 
should also have some familiarity with grassland birds, and the ability 
to identify the majority of grassland species by sight and sound. Prior 
experience with animal care in a captive setting is preferred, and bird 
rehabilitation experience is an asset. This position requires strong 
organizational and communication skills and multi-tasking abilities. 
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience 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. 
A valid driver’s license is required and access to a vehicle for the 
duration of the contract is strongly preferred. Most 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. 
Volunteers are also involved with the program in various capacities, so 
experience in volunteer coordination is an asset.  Compensation: 
Positions are 5 months, from May through September 2016, with the 
possibility of a contract extension into the fall of 2016. Compensation 
is Cdn $2200-2500/month, depending on experience, with a housing subsidy 
available if the successful candidate does not have access to local 
accommodation.   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. Please submit 
your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email 
subject heading “Shrike Recovery Biologist Application”. Please apply 
ASAP as the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are 
found (applications will not be considered after March 25, 2016). All 
applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We thank all who 
apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GRASSLAND BIRD NEST SEARCHER  at University of Tennessee Knoxville, 
Center for Native Grasslands Management.  Website: 
http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/projects/wildlife.htm  Location: Knox and 
Loudon Counties, TN.  Duration: April 25 – late July/early August (some 
flexibility).  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: Grassland bird nest searcher/technician needed to 
assist graduate student with a research project evaluating the influence 
of grazing strategies on grassland bird communities and cattle 
production in native grass pastures in eastern Tennessee. Applicants 
must have prior nest searching experience, preferably in grasslands. In 
addition to nest searching, the successful applicant will assist fellow 
technicians with nest searching as needed. The technician will conduct 
nest searches and monitor grassland and early successional bird nests, 
line transect distance sampling, vegetation and forage sampling, data 
entry, and may assist with weighing cattle as needed (experience not 
required). Technician will be based near Knoxville, TN. Housing and 
field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications begins 
immediately and continues until position is filled.  Qualifications: The 
ideal candidate has a successful track record of grassland bird nest 
searching, is familiar with eastern grassland and early successional 
bird identification by sight and sound, distance sampling, and basic 
plant identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
extensive nest searching experience and skills. The ideal candidate 
should have a positive attitude, be comfortable working long days in the 
field during hot summer months, able to interact positively with private 
landowners and managers, and excited about participating in applied 
avian conservation research. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field is preferred, but undergraduates with relevant experience 
are also encouraged to apply. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required. 
Candidates should bring their own binoculars.  Compensation: $1,400 - 
$1,800/month, depending on experience; field housing and work vehicle 
provided.   To apply: Please send a complete resume with contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter outlining relevant work 
experience, especially related to nest searching, to the email provided. 
Use “Field Technician” as the subject of your email. Contact: KYLE 
BRAZIL, (EM: kbrazil AT utk.edu, PH: 325-215-9364), 274 Ellington Plant 
Sciences

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS  at Conservation Management Institute 
at VA Tech.  Website: http://cmi.vt.edu/  Location: Highland County, 
VA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Two technicians are 
needed to collect field data for a study examining cerulean warbler and 
avian community response to silviculture. Duties will include point 
counts, habitat sampling, and data entry. The study sites are rugged and 
steep in mature forest and recently completed silvicultural harvests on 
public lands in western Virginia (Gathright Wildlife Management Area, 
Highland Wildlife Management Area). Field housing (no pets) and vehicles 
for fieldwork will be provided. You will be living in a facility (full 
kitchen, living area, etc.) at either Gathright Wildlife Management Area 
or just outside of the Highland Wildlife Management Area. Some camping 
for one to two nights at a time is possible (optional). Start date is 
approximately the last week in April and will end at the end of June. 
Cerulean Warblers 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, navigating with compass and GPS units, and 
habitat sampling. 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.  Compensation: 
$1500-2000/month depending on experience.  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume, and list of 3 references in one PDF document to TODD FEARER at 
(EM: tfearer AT abcbirds.org). Please use "CERW field tech" in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and 
interviews will begin immediately.

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH SURVEY and BANDING TECHNICIANS  at Memorial 
University of Newfoundland.  Location: Corner Brook, Canada. Duration: 7 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3 avian point count 
technicians and 1 banding tech . Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking 3 point 
count technicians and 1 banding technician for work in western 
Newfoundland, Canada. Positions will run from the beginning of June 
through mid-July. Research focus is on the influence of silviculture and 
red squirrels on Gray-cheeked Thrush abundance and distribution.  
Qualifications: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS require prior experience 
identifying birds of eastern North America by sight and song, or 
experience from other regions and a demonstrated ability to learn bird 
identification quickly. Surveys will be away from roads and trails in 
rugged terrain with lots of biting insects. Applicants should be 
physically fit (5-15 km per day hiking) and comfortable with navigation 
in the backcountry. The BANDING TECHNICIAN will be target netting 
thrushes and equipping them with backpack-style tracking devices; 
applicants should have mist-netting experience and have held a banding 
permit recently, experience target netting and attaching tracking 
devices to songbirds are strong assets. All applicants must have the 
ability to collect and record detailed and accurate field data, follow 
directions, work without direct supervision, and maintain enthusiasm and 
a positive attitude while work in challenging field conditions. 
Experience using hand-held GPS units and navigating with map and compass 
is an asset. A valid driver’s license and first aid certification will 
be considered useful; please indicate which position(s) you are 
interested in and whether you have the ability to contribute to both 
projects.  Compensation: Pay will be $600 CAD per week plus a per diem. 
Housing will be a backcountry cabin (shared with other technicians and a 
graduate student) 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 12 
March 2016. 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).

MARBLED MURRELET SURVEYORS & CREW LEADERS  at Turnstone Environmental 
Consultants, Inc.  Website: http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com  
Location: Western Oregon. Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: many. Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Turnstone is currently hiring field surveyors and crew 
leaders to conduct surveys for the marbled murrelet, a threatened 
species of seabird that nests primarily in coastal old growth forests. 
These positions are considered full-time seasonal. Surveys will be on 
federal, state and private lands in Oregon. Marbled murrelet surveys 
follow an exacting protocol, and surveyors will be required to work 
independently during pre-dawn hours in backcountry areas. The position 
involves extensive travel, hiking in the dark (occasionally long 
distances), navigating forest terrain, and enduring regular periods of 
inclement weather. Crews will be stationed in several coastal 
communities in western Oregon. A choice of work stations may be 
available to those who apply early. Surveyor positions begin in 
mid-April and run through August 5, with the possibility of an earlier 
start date and/or extension depending on project needs. Training and 
surveyor certification will be held in Northern California prior to the 
start date of surveys. Opportunities to work on other projects after the 
end of the season may be available for the excellent employee. Housing 
will be provided in some areas, depending on the project, and occasional 
to frequent camping will likely be necessary. A company-owned work 
vehicle will be provided; surveyors that use a personal vehicle for 
project activities will be reimbursed via a monthly stipend.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a completed B.S. degree in wildlife 
biology or a closely-related field. A minimum of one year of field 
experience is strongly preferred. Marbled murrelet experience is not 
required if the applicant has strong field skills, basic bird 
identification skills, and an interest in avian biology. A portion of 
the daily work is predawn, and can be physically and mentally demanding. 
An ideal candidate will possess all of the following characteristics: - 
A consistent track record of working in a safe and efficient manner. - 
Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map-reading skills, 
physical/mental fitness for hiking alone in steep/uneven terrain in the 
dark and/or inclement weather. - Working knowledge of western bird 
identification by sight and sound. - The ability and willingness to 
spend long hours in the field and work odd hours, including early 
morning. - Integrity, quality, and accuracy in adhering to scientific 
protocols. - The ability to record accurate, legible and reliable field 
data. - Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working 
independently or as part of a team. - A valid driver’s license and the 
ability to navigate forest roads and operate a 4WD vehicle. - Applicants 
must have normal vision and hearing, with required proof (hearing test 
results) to be submitted prior to the start of work.  Compensation: 
$1900-$3000/month + personal vehicle stipend, if used  To Apply: Please 
navigate to the employment section of our website to complete an 
application. EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED; please use the 
email address for questions only. These positions will remain open until 
filled, but application review will begin as soon as possible.

AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at University of Maine.  Website: 
http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org  Location: Coastal Virginia to Maine.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: Avian Research Technician needed to assist with 
study on evolutionary ecology of sparrows breeding in northeastern tidal 
marshes. Research will explore factors that determine niche breadth, or 
degree of ecological specialization, and how specialization may affect 
the capacity for species to respond to environmental change. Field sites 
are located along the coast from Virginia to Maine, with potential for 
additional sites in Nova Scotia. Primary duties include mist-netting and 
banding, taking morphological measurements, collecting blood samples, 
and recording habitat measurements. Technician will also participate in 
related projects such as habitat delineation and banding at long-term 
demographic sites as part of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research 
Program (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). Qualifications: Applicants must be 
able to work well with others as part of a team, and must be willing to 
work long hours in hot, humid, muddy, and bug-infested marshes. This 
position requires extensive hiking off-trail in difficult terrain while 
carrying heavy equipment. Previous field experience required. Bird 
handling experience and bird and plant identification skills preferred. 
Compensation: Salary is $1600-1800/month DOE. Field vehicle and housing 
are provided. Position will require significant travel time. Field 
season is mid-May to mid-August.  To apply, please send cover letter and 
resume with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references by 
email to (EM:  Meaghan.Conway AT maine.edu).

BAHAMAS VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 5. 
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Volunteer Field 
Assistant- Bahamas Live-Aboard Schooner Come join us for the adventure 
of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field 
assistants for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 
2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. Field Assistant will 
assist project director with daily field schedule planning and volunteer 
oversight. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. A few 
trip scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part 
of above live-aboard costs. Field Assistants will fly to the Bahamas for 
one week to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A 
valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included. 
Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first program in 
the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and restorative 
measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive 
Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites. 
Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or dive. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport) Qualifications: Prior field experience and leadership skills 
are required for trip scholarship consideration. No field experience is 
required if you are not applying for scholarship. Applicants must be 
responsible, adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in 
teams and be capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the 
Caribbean. Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner for 
a week and riding in small boats to access survey sites. Birding ID 
skills are beneficial but not required. Compensation: 0.  To Apply: If 
you would like to join our conservation pirate crew for a week as a 
Volunteer Field Assistant: 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 applicants is ongoing and will continue 
until positions are filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s conservation work and full color expedition 
brochure.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS: BIRDS, BATS & INSECTS  at California Polytechnic 
State University.  Website: 
http://clintondavidfranci.wix.com/francislab  Location: Central Coast of 
California.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Francis Lab at Cal Poly is looking for at least two technicians to work 
on an NSF-funded project examining the effects of natural soundscapes on 
community structure. Primary duties will include avian point count 
surveys, nest searching, setting up and maintaining bat detectors and 
acoustic monitoring units, vegetation surveys and conducting 
comprehensive insect sampling. All fieldwork will occur in the Central 
Coast of California from approximately 1 April to 1 July 2016.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have the ability to identify western 
birds by sight and sound and have experience with standardized bird 
surveys and, preferably, nest searching. Experience sampling insect 
communities is a plus. Applicants must be US citizens and have a valid 
driver's license. A background check is required prior to employment. 
Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.  
Compensation: $2000-2500 per month depending on experience.  To Apply: 
Please send a resume and cover letter with contact info for 2-3 
references via e-mail to (EM:  cdfranci AT calpoly.edu).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Natural Systems Analysts, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.gis1.com  Location: Laurel, MD.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Background: Natural Systems Analysts, Inc. has an excellent opportunity 
for a full-time Avian Biologist to perform contract work at the USGS 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. NSA is the on-site 
technical services contractor and supports PWRC by hiring and managing 
qualified individuals to support long and near-term research projects. 
Position Description: This work will support the Bird Banding Laboratory 
(BBL) at PWRC. BBL staff process approximately 1.5 million banding 
records and 100,000 band encounter records annually, performing numerous 
editing and quality control functions to ensure that these data meet 
appropriate data quality standards. The selected candidate will provide 
biological and mapping expertise that can be applied to the data 
management processes of the BBL and maintain the overall quality of the 
bird banding and band encounter data used for research, management, and 
conservation of migratory bird populations. Specific tasks include: • 
Resolution of Encounter Location Errors: The BBL data management system 
produces approximately 2,000 to 4,000 encounter location errors each 
month during the hunting seasons (Sep – Mar) • Process banding data: 
Bird banding data collected at the BBL’s bird banding site must undergo 
quality control before final importation into the BBL database. Quality 
control edits identify thousands of errors each month • Undertakes 
specific projects as assigned to improve the efficiency of BBL 
operations and expand its data management capabilities  Qualifications: 
An undergraduate degree in ecology, biology, or other appropriate 
discipline, with an emphasis on ornithology; master’s degree preferred. 
Two years of directly applicable full-time professional experience 
participating in ornithological projects. Demonstrable experience with 
bird banding techniques and current protocols for the identification, 
ageing, and sexing of birds in the hand. Working knowledge of geographic 
coordinate systems and mapping products including Google Earth and 
Google Maps and a working knowledge of ornithology and bird 
distributions.  Compensation: DOQ.  To Apply: Individuals with the 
required skills and experience should send their resume and supporting 
documents to (EM: nsajobs AT outlook.com).

SHRUBLAND BIRD/VEGETATION FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 positions)  at Illinois 
Natural History Survey.  Location: Illinois.  Duration: Preferred 
duration: 1 May through 15 July, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 3. Job Description: We are seeking three technicians for a 
project investigating the effects of invasive plant species on the 
occurrence and abundance of three avian species of conservation concern 
in Illinois. We will be surveying shrubland sites across the state with 
two primary goals: 1) identify landscape and site-level patterns of 
occupancy and distribution of invasive woody plant species encroachment 
within shrublands across Illinois, 2) characterize the bird communities 
of shrubland sites throughout Illinois, with special emphasis on three 
focal species: Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell’s Vireo, and Field Sparrow.  
Qualifications: Duties will include, but are not limited to: vegetation 
surveys to assess woody plant species composition, avian point counts, 
targeted bird surveys using playback. Necessary skills: Either 
experience conducting avian point counts, and familiarity with Illinois 
birds, Or experience conducting vegetation surveys. Preference will be 
given to those with experience in both areas (birds and vegetation). 
Moreover, preference will be given to applicants who possess or are 
working toward a B.S. degree in biology, physiology, wildlife science or 
a related field. Work will involve early mornings, lots of driving, 
staying at hotels for extended periods, long days in the field, and 
variable work schedule. Must be able to tolerate adverse field 
conditions including walking through and working in densely vegetated, 
often thorny habitat, exposure to high temperatures, poison ivy, biting 
insects, and snakes. Applicants must be in good physical condition, as 
work involves a great deal of walking in thick vegetation and often 
carrying equipment through shrublands. A positive attitude about field 
work (and life!), excellent attention to detail, and good communication 
skills are a must. Field vehicles arranged. A valid driver’s license is 
required.  Compensation: $9-12 DOE.  To Apply: Applications will be 
evaluated as they are received. Electronic applications required, please 
send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, resume 
or CV, and names and contact information of 3 references (including 
e-mail addresses) to:(EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). Reference 
“Shrubland Birds” in the subject line of the email. Please direct 
technical questions to KAITY RIPPLE (EM: kaity.ripple AT gmail.com).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (AVIAN)  at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska  
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/  Location: Tok, AK.  
Duration: 3-4 mos.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 4 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The primary responsibilities of this position 
include leading a crew of up to 2 people on a research project examining 
migratory connectivity and prey availability of Olive-sided Flycatchers. 
Preference will be given to individuals with experience target-netting 
and banding small songbirds, safely extracting birds from mist nets, 
bleeding birds, applying color bands and deploying light-level 
geolocators. Additionally, individuals with skills leading small crews 
are preferred. The technician will also be required to enter field data 
into computer-based spreadsheets and databases and author technical 
reports. Other duties may include off-road point counts, snowshoe hare 
pellet plot counts, phenology studies, raptor surveys, and backcountry 
biological inventories located in remote areas of the Refuge. Applicant 
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. Please outline this experience on your resume. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, and federal 
firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety training before 
participating in fieldwork projects. The technician will work 
approximately 40 hours per week with overtime required during peak 
season.  Qualifications: 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 technician will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the technician may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. The technician will be 
required to work and camp for extended periods (up to 2 weeks) in 
grizzly and black bear country. Field sites are located in remote areas 
where the technician will be working with others in potentially harsh 
conditions including rain, snow, wind, and hot/cold temperatures with 
biting insects. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, be a 
quick learner, have good navigational skills, be able to work as a team 
player, and be willing to do new and often difficult tasks. Previous 
experience working and camping in remote backcountry locations is a 
plus.  Compensation: We plan to hire one technician at the GS-05 OR 
GS-06 level. Pay rate is $16-19/hour depending on qualifications. If 
applicants qualify for both GS-05 and GS-06 level positions, we 
recommend you apply to both. Housing in Tok, Alaska and transportation 
to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and end date is 
negotiable but applicant must be available to work from approximately 
May 2 through August 15, 2016.   To apply, go to http://www.usajobs.gov 
and search for job announcement R7-16-1632972-AV and R7-16-1632975-AV. 
Direct links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430271900/ and 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430272000/. For additional 
information about the position please contact KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: 
kristin_dubour AT fws.gov; PH: 907-883-9410). Application deadline is 
March 4.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (SONGBIRDS)  at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, 
Alaska.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/tetlin/  Location: Tok, AK  
Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 4 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The primary responsibilities of this position 
include leading a crew of up to 2 people on a research project examining 
migratory connectivity and prey availability of Olive-sided Flycatchers. 
Preference will be given to individuals with experience target-netting 
and banding small songbirds, safely extracting birds from mist nets, 
bleeding birds, applying color bands and deploying light-level 
geolocators. Additionally, individuals with skills leading small crews 
are preferred. The technician will also be required to enter field data 
into computer-based spreadsheets and databases and author technical 
reports. Other duties may include off-road point counts, snowshoe hare 
pellet plot counts, phenology studies, raptor surveys, and backcountry 
biological inventories located in remote areas of the Refuge. Applicant 
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. Please outline this experience on your resume. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, and federal 
firearms, bear safety, and small aircraft safety training before 
participating in fieldwork projects. The technician will work 
approximately 40 hours per week with overtime required during peak 
season.  Qualifications: 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 technician will be 
required to fly in small float planes and helicopters to access certain 
survey sites. Additionally, the technician may use canoes, rafts, kayaks 
and other watercraft to access survey sites. The technician will be 
required to work and camp for extended periods (up to 2 weeks) in 
grizzly and black bear country. Field sites are located in remote areas 
where the technician will be working with others in potentially harsh 
conditions including rain, snow, wind, and hot/cold temperatures with 
biting insects. The applicant should have a strong work ethic, be a 
quick learner, have good navigational skills, be able to work as a team 
player, and be willing to do new and often difficult tasks. Previous 
experience working and camping in remote backcountry locations is a 
plus.  Compensation: We plan to hire one technician at the GS-05 OR 
GS-06 level. Pay rate is $16-19/hour depending on qualifications. If 
applicants qualify for both GS-05 and GS-06 level positions, we 
recommend you apply to both. Housing in Tok, Alaska and transportation 
to and from work location(s) provided. Position start and end date is 
negotiable but applicant must be available to work from approximately 
May 2 through August 15, 2016.   To apply, go to http://www.usajobs.gov 
and search for job announcement R7-16-1632972-AV and R7-16-1632975-AV. 
Direct links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430271900/ and 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430272000/. For additional 
information about the position please contact KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: 
kristin_dubour AT fws.gov; PH: 907-883-9410). Application deadline is 
March 4.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE-MEXICAN SPOTTED OWLS)  at USDA 
Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest.  Website: 
http://fsweb.kaibab.r3.fs.fed.us/  Location: Williams, AZ. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Williams Ranger District is 
seeking a diverse and qualified applicant pool to serve as crew members 
for a wildlife Mexican spotted owl (MSO) inventory crew. The District 
anticipates to hire two positions at the GS-04 level. This is a 
temporary position (4 months) as a seasonal biological science 
technician 0404 series. Inventory surveys for Mexican spotted owls, in 
areas to be burned for the 4 Forest Restoration Initiative project on 
the Williams District of the Kaibab National Forest will be 95% of 
duties. The crew will also assist in Arizona Black Rattlesnake den 
searches. Those with experience with spotted owls and/or strong bird 
identification skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be able 
to traverse steep terrain and be comfortable walking 2-5 miles or more 
per day, on average. Applicants must work well alone and in groups, have 
a strong work ethic, be emotionally intelligent, and possess a valid 
driver’s license. The crew will work on the Williams and Ranger District 
of the Kaibab National Forest. Early morning and late evening work will 
be required. Overnight camping in remote areas will occur. Most work 
will occur in the field; however some days will be spent in the office 
for orientation and training. The crew members will serve for 
approximately four months. Duty station is located in Williams, AZ, and 
affordable housing ($6.74 per day) on the Williams Ranger District 
compound will be available. Starting date will be late April or 
beginning May.  Qualifications: Ideal applicants will preferably have 
prior experience with spotted owls. Ideal applicants will have earned a 
bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife science, conservation biology, 
or a similar discipline, although current students are encouraged to 
also apply. Compensation: $13.84 per hour.  To Apply: This announcement 
will be open from March 1st to March 7th. Apply at 
http://www.usajobs.gov. Look for Biological Science Technician 
(Wildlife); job announcement number: 16-TEMP-R3-0404-4BSTW-DT. 
Applicants must select Williams as one of their preferred duty stations. 
Required qualifications and directions for applying will be posted 
there. For more information about this job, contact JUSTIN SCHOFER (PH: 
928-635-5627, EM: jschofer AT fs.fed.us)

SHOREBIRD/HORSESHOE CRAB TECHNICIAN  at South Carolina Cooperative Fish 
and Wildlife Research Unit, Clemson University.  Location: Cape Romain 
National Wildlife Refuge, Awendaw, SC.  Duration: March 28th- June 
20th.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: The shorebird and horseshoe crab technician will assist a 
graduate research assistant in collecting data for a master’s project 
researching the relationship between horseshoe crabs and foraging 
shorebirds at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The field season 
begins during the last week of March and concludes June 20th. Duties 
include: - Identifying, counting, and re-sighting shorebird species - 
Collecting habitat data - Boating and trailering - Collecting horseshoe 
crab egg samples - Occasional night surveys for spawning horseshoe crabs 
The project requires early mornings and late evenings as well as work on 
weekends and holidays. Housing at fully furnished refuge trailers will 
be provided. Transportation from Charleston Airport to refuge housing 
will be provided if necessary. A personal vehicle is not required. 
Qualifications: Applicants must have experience trailering and operating 
boats. Must be comfortable boating in potentially rough conditions. 
Experience boating in tidal environments preferred but not necessary. 
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Previous experience 
conducting shorebird surveys and re-sighting shorebirds preferred. 
Applicants must be able to work independently, and follow detailed 
protocols. Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or wildlife related 
field and a valid driver’s license is required. Compensation: $14/hour, 
up to 40hrs/week, no overtime, housing provided.   How to Apply: To 
receive full consideration for the position, apply by March 11th, 2016. 
Applicants must apply directly to the Clemson University Careers website 
(link below) in which they can upload a CV/resume or create one using 
the online template. On the Clemson Careers website (URL: 
http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html), the 
position is listed as a "Wildlife Biologist I", Job ID 100223, post date 
2/25/2016. Additionally, applicants must include contact information for 
at least three references. Link to job board: 

https://cujobs.clemson.edu/psc/ps/JOBS/EXT/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1& 



CONSERVATION INITIATIVES COORDINATOR  at RCUH/PCSU, DLNR.  Website: 
http://www.rcuh.com  Location: Honolulu, Hawaii.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 2 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Department of Land and Natural 
Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), located in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon 
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability 
of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. DUTIES: 
DOFAW is responsible for planning, designing and implementing programs 
to provide for the conservation and restoration of wildlife resources of 
the State of Hawaii. Central to this is a focus on private and other 
lands that are traditionally not directly managed for conservation by 
government agencies. Cooperates with DOFAW and US Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS) to provide consultation, coordination, planning and 
development related to the implementation of conservation initiatives 
including safe harbor agreements (SHAs), candidate conservation 
agreements (CCAs), habitat conservation plans (HCPs), incidental take 
permits, and coordination and administration of grant programs to assist 
landowner conservation efforts. Assists landowners in developing 
conservation agreements and plans. Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 
four (4) year college or university in Biology, Botany, Zoology or Field 
Ecology. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of progressively 
responsible professional experience in the field of biology, ecology, 
field botany, wildlife conservation, and/or research (Master’s Degree 
from an accredited college or university in related field may substitute 
for two (2) years of experience; Doctoral Degree from an accredited 
college or university in related field may substitute for three (3) 
years of experience). At least one (1) year of supervisory experience. 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and expertise in ecology, botany, and 
wildlife biology sufficient to conduct biological investigations to 
predict and identify the effects of land use and land management 
activities on the environment. Sufficiently developed writing and 
organizational skills to effectively express ideas and concepts. Ability 
to prepare and write various types of documents such as letters, 
memoranda, briefings statements, and technical reports. Ability to 
effectively communicate orally and express technically complex concepts 
and plans clearly. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess 
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: Must be able to perform 
fieldwork in remote and potentially hazardous locations. Able to lift 
and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds of equipment over rough terrain 
unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of 
employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and 
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or 
business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 
business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or 
Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State 
environmental laws, regulations, and regulatory processes. Skill and 
experience in data presentation, scientific expository style writing, 
and public speaking. Well-developed ability to work effectively with 
people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. 
Experience in the development of SHAs, HCPs, and CCAs, including 
drafting and review of SHAs, HCPs, CCAs, environmental assessments, 
environmental impact statements, and incidental take permits. Experience 
coordinating development of SHAs, HCPs, CCAs with government and 
non-government agencies and organizations. Master’s Degree from an 
accredited college or university in Biology, Botany, Zoology or Field 
Ecology. Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,416-$6,063/Mon.  To 
Apply: 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). Equal Opportunities Employer – 
Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran. INQUIRIES: JEANNE HIROSHIGE (PH: 
956-2278 (Oahu)).
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 16, 2016
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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:04:22 -0500
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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS are needed for the 2016 spring and fall 
migration monitoring seasons at Albert Creek and Teslin Lake Bird 
Observatories in Southern Yukon. Duties include mist netting, extracting 
and banding songbirds, scribing, maintenance of study site and some data 
entry. Applicants should have good skills in identifying northwestern 
boreal birds by sight and sound. Previous experience with mist netting 
and banding birds is preferred and training is available depending on 
applicants  time commitment. Albert Creek Bird Observatory will be 
operating a spring season only, beginning May 1st to June 7th. ACBO is 
located 15 km west of Watson Lake , Yukon just off the Alaska highway at 
Upper Liard. Teslin Lake Bird Observatory will be operating a fall 
season only, beginning July 25th to Oct.15th. TLBO is located 5 km west 
of Teslin , Yukon along the Alaska highway at the Teslin Lake 
campground. Volunteers are expected to camp out. Camp gear will be 
provided including cookware. Transportation from Whitehorse to the 
observatories will be provided. Volunteers should expect to cope with 
difficult conditions i.e. weather and living conditions. We are seeking 
highly motivated individuals that work well with a team, take direction, 
and have a strong desire to  build upon team work by showing a desire to 
learn. Please send letter of interest and resume to (EM: tedmurphykelly 
AT northwestel.net).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS - Southern Illinois University 
Carbondale.  We are seeking enthusiastic avian field technicians to 
assist with bobwhite focused points counts and vegetation surveys in 
Illinois.  We are following procedures from the National Bobwhite 
Conservation Initiative (NBCI) Coordinated Implementation Program 

(http://bringbackbobwhites.org/strategy/nbci-2-0/doc_view/194-nbci-coordinated-implementation-program-2014). 

Technicians will conduct avian counts and vegetation surveys on both 
private and public land in Illinois. We will be specifically 
investigating impacts of habitat management on bobwhite and grassland 
bird density. Some living expenses may be offset. 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 visual and aural identification skills, and identifying 
Illinois grasses and forbs are particularly encouraged to apply.  The 
field season will start in mid/late May and end July 31.   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 
$1400 per month and applications will be accepted until the positions 
are filled.  Please e-mail Justin with any questions.

2016 TREE SWALLOW INTERN – This position will assist with research and 
education associated with the Alaska Swallow Monitoring Network at the 
Alaska Songbird Institute in Fairbanks, Alaska. The intern will work 
alongside ASI Director Tricia Blake to monitor up to 200 nest boxes in 
the Fairbanks area. ASI will provide intensive training in: bird banding 
&nest monitoring techniques, aging & sexing adult Tree Swallows, 
nestling banding and morphological measurements, and 
mentoring/environmental education skills.  This position is 
approximately 16 weeks from early May through mid August. Start and end 
date are somewhat flexible.  STATUS: Non-exempt, seasonal.  GENERAL 
RESPONSIBILITES: Duties include:monitoring up to 200 Tree Swallow nest 
boxes (approximately 75 active nests), recording nest chronology, 
capturing and banding all breeding adults, banding and recording 
physiological data on nestlings, collecting nests, and entering data. 
The intern will also help supervise up to 15 students ages 10-14 in 
ASI’s youth mentoring program, and up to five students ages 14-18 in 
ASI’s high school internship program.  QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must 
possess a demonstrated interest in ornithology, environmental education, 
mentoring youth and teens, a strong work ethic, meticulous approach to 
collecting and recording data, positive attitude, good interpersonal 
skills, a genuine desire to gain experience in nest monitoring, banding, 
and working in a community-based research model.Interns should also 
possess good manual dexterity, excellent eyesight, and should be in good 
physical condition. Interns must be able to access all nest boxes, 
actively involve youth in data collection, make common sense decisions 
concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), work well as a 
leader of youth and teens, and be able to work independently.  In 
addition, this position requires many weekend days and the ability to 
follow a work schedule that is defined by the season’s nesting 
chronology.  HOURS: Variable, up to 40 hours /week.  Required to work 
many weekend days.  SALARY & BENEFITS:  The intern will earn a stipend 
of $5,000 for approximately 16 weeks. Stipends are taxable and paid in 
monthly installments.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Nest monitoring and bird 
banding requires good manual dexterity and eyesight and involves long 
periods of being on your feet with few or no breaks. Interns must be 
able to access all nest boxes and travel with groups of up to 8 youth 
throughout the study area. This job may require walking through water 
and vegetation, stepping over logs and fences, crossing uneven terrain, 
riding a bicycle, and carrying heavy objects in high levels of insect 
activity and inclement weather conditions.   APRIL HARDING SCURR, 
Science Director. Alaska Songbird Institute, P.O. Box 80235, Fairbanks, 
AK 99708 (PH: 907-799-4196 (cell)).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land 
Conservancy.  Website: http://talltimbers.org/  Location: Lake City, 
Florida.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 
8 Mar 2016.  Job Description: One lead avian technician is needed from 
30 March through mid-June, 2016 (start date is not flexible) to evaluate 
Brown-headed Nuthatch, Northern Bobwhite, and Bachman’s Sparrow response 
to various management techniques for a large scale longleaf restoration 
project on Osceola National Forest in Lake City, Florida. The technician 
will conduct avian point count surveys while minimally supervising two 
additional field technicians conducting vegetation sampling. Other 
duties include data entry in excel and ArcGIS. Point counts are 
conducted along rough roads although occasional walking to points may be 
necessary. Free housing and work vehicle are provided. Qualifications: 
Candidate should possess or be currently seeking a degree in wildlife, 
ecology, or natural resources, or a related degree. Extensive 
southeastern avian 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 through rough and uneven 
terrain in high heat and humidity as well as work well individually and 
as a supervisor. Applicants must possess 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. Compensation: 
$16/hr with free housing and work vehicle  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.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu  Location: statewide Idaho. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) 
needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho(mid-May to mid-July, 
2016 with potential for extension) with the Intermountain Bird 
Observatory at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized 
point count surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field 
assistants will travel across diverse habitats including grasslands, 
sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane forest, and alpine and encounter 
hundreds of bird species. IBO has multiple other projects we're working 
on, so if you want a couple days of hands on experience, we always try 
to accommodate that if we can make it work with the point count schedule 
(long-billed curlew nest searching and satellite transmitter deployment, 
various woodpecker projects throughout ID, goshawk banding and nest 
searching, hummingbird banding, songbird, owl, and hawk banding, etc.). 
These are all "on your own time" opportunities, and the point count job 
is the priority, but we like to support expanding your skill set too if 
we can make it work.  Qualifications: Qualifications of applicants 
should include: 1) ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by 
sight AND sound (sound is very important), 2) experience with 
standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry and 4) 
willingness to give your all even through challenging times. This is a 
fulltime position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly 
rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which amounts to an additional 
$1,000 over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate by ~$3.) 
Applicants must be comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the time) in 
some remote but beautiful areas that can include predators (bears, 
wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also be physically fit and able 
to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain and dealing with thick 
vegetation. Applicants must be able to navigate with maps and GPS to 
find remote sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and be 
comfortable working independently and camping for up to 10 days at a 
time at undeveloped sites, and be able to provide their own basic 
camping equipment. There is a lot of driving between sites since we are 
covering most of the state. Applicants must have a valid driver's 
license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage 
will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do not 
have a suitable vehicle we will provide you with a rental SUV. 
Compensation: 12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem)  To Apply: Please send a 
resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to (EM: jessicapollock 
AT boisestate.edu) Please put “2016 Point Count Applicant” in the 
subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found.

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN  at The Trustees of Reservations.  Website: 
www.thetrustees.org  Location: Ipswich, MA.  Duration: 15 weeks. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: About The Organization: The Trustees is an 
organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places 
are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in 
what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we 
preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional 
scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to 
protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more 
than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations 
that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation 
organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, 
volunteers, and more than 40,000 members. Our seasonal staff plays an 
integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary 
places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx 
of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be 
inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural 
gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many 
ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many 
opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience 
special. Position Summary: The Trustees of Reservations are seeking 
qualified individuals to assist with monitoring, research, and 
management activities for nesting and migratory shorebirds at Crane 
Beach, a 1,200-acre barrier beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Crane Beach 
is a popular outdoor recreation destination and among the world’s most 
important nesting sites for threatened piping plovers. The Shorebird 
Technician is part of a team responsible for barrier beach protection 
and management. This is a seasonal, full-time position expected to begin 
in April/May and continue through August. Essential Functions: •Perform 
daily monitoring and management activities for breeding piping plovers 
and least terns, including: habitat delineation, nest location, nest 
protection, chick monitoring, and data entry •Assist with daily reports 
on the breeding status and location of nesting shorebirds and 
communicate with the Northeast Ecology Assistant and property management 
staff to ensure the successful implementation of our barrier beach 
protection program •Assist with the collection of migratory shorebird 
abundance and distribution data •Install, maintain, and remove symbolic 
fencing, predator exclosures, and signage used to protect breeding and 
migratory shorebirds as well as other sensitive barrier beach habitats 
•Assist with targeted predator control and monitoring efforts •Assist in 
compilation of data for state piping plover and least-tern census forms 
•Educate the public about shorebird and barrier beach ecology •Other 
tasks and duties as assigned.  Qualifications: Qualifications: 
•Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, environmental 
science, or related field •The ability to identify shorebirds by sight 
and sound •At least 3 months of previous field experience •Strong verbal 
communication skills •The ability to work closely with other staff and 
the public Preferred Applicants will have Experience with: 
•Beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic coast •Behavioral data 
collection •Wildlife tracking •Coastal wildlife management issues •GIS 
mapping Other Requirements: •The ability to work outdoors daily, and at 
times, under rigorous conditions •The ability to perform physically 
strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances on the beach •The 
ability to lift/carry 50 pounds •The ability to occasionally work some 
weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and 
weather) •A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving 
record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy •A satisfactory 
criminal background check (CORI) Compensation: Seasonal housing is 
available close to the Job location  AT  $50 a week. This is a 15 week 
position AT  40hrs a week with a salary of $11/hr. In addition to being an 
Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a 
thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We 
aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of 
Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.  TO APPLY, submit 
application through the following website: Copy and paste this link into 
browser: 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15&job=10136 

If complications arise submitting application through this website 
contact (EM: jdenoncour AT thetrustees.org) No phone calls please. In 
addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of 
Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values 
each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the 
residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our 
mission.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT  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: 5. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: Five field assistants are needed to assist with research on 
a population of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (WIFL) along the South 
Fork of the Kern River in southern California. The study aims to 
understand factors affecting population dynamics and breeding success of 
this endangered subspecies. We also anticipate opportunities for field 
assistants to assist in SSRS Kern Yellow-billed Cuckoo research. The 
study site is situated in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada. 
Join us to work in this beautiful valley with these challenging birds. 
Assistants will participate in WIFL population surveys, nest searching, 
target netting, resighting color-banded birds, cowbird trapping, 
vegetation sampling, and data entry. Probable cuckoo work involves 
conducting cuckoo surveys, assisting in banding, and nest searching. 
There may be opportunities to participate in our Flammulated Owl nest 
box monitoring program and riparian bird point counts.  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. Previous 
experience mist netting and/or the ability to identify western birds by 
sight and sound is a plus.  Compensation: 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 $1,600-$1,900/month for 
Assistants, according to experience.  To Apply: Applicants should email 
a single file (word or pdf) which includes 1) cover letter stating their 
interest in the position, dates of availability, 2) a resume, and 3) 
names and contact information (email and phone) of three references to: 
MARY WHITFIELD (EM: mjwhitfield.ssrs AT gmail.com) at the Southern 
Sierra Research Station (http://www.southernsierraresearch.org). Please 
include your name in the file name of your attachment (e.g. 
Darwin_C_application.doc). The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer. We are unable to employ non-US citizens 
without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP  at Tracy Aviary. Website: 

http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/camp-and-interpretation-education-internship 

Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 24 Apr 2016. Job 
Description: Positions Available starting end of May 2016 Tracy Aviary, 
Salt Lake City, UT Position begins Tuesday, May 24th and ends no sooner 
than August 19th 2016. 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.  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. Compensation: $1200 stipend for three months of 
service, disbursed bi-weekly.  To Apply: Applications are being accepted 
immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and 
phone numbers for three references to ANNE TERRY, Senior Educator, (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org).

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR  at Tracy Aviary.  Website: 
http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/summer-camp-educator Location: 
Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 13 weeks over the summer. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 24 May 2016.  
Job Description: The Education Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a 
mature, highly motivated educator experienced with camp facilitation to 
join its 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 Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and end no sooner than Friday, August 
19, 2016.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Youth camp and 
leadership experience • Demonstrated interest in a career in the field 
of Education • Demonstrated interest in nature and ecology • Effective 
in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently • Highly 
motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and 
meet commitments • Ability to work full-time, Monday through Friday, for 
the entire camp season between the beginning of June and end of August. 
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 • 
Certification in CPR and First Aid • Skills in presenting to mixed 
groups • Food Handler’s Permit • Proficiency in word processing, layout 
and editing • Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies  
Compensation: Wage: $9 per hour  To Apply: Applications are being 
accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, 
resume and contact information for three references to Anne Terry, 
Senior Educator, at (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org).

WILDLIFE RESEARCH INTERN - RAPTOR MIGRATION MONITORING  at Lehigh Gap 
Nature Center.  Website: http://lgnc.org  Location: Slatington, PA.  
Duration: 3.5 months (August 15-November 30, 2016).  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: 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. NOTE that the intern will need to work on holidays, 
including Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Optional: complete a research 
paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher. Position can be  
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. Compensation: $650-750/month (depending on experience) plus 
housing, including utilities and internet. Intern quarters have single 
bedroom, full kitchen and bath with shower. No laundry facilities. 
Intern must supply his/her own cell phone and car. The lookout is 8 
miles from the housing site.  To Apply:  Send resume and a sample of a 
paper you wrote to:(EM: lgnc AT ptd.net) with "Bake Oven Knob Intern" in 
the subject line. Position may be filled before application deadline.

POST-DOC TEACHING FELLOW  at University of Oklahoma.  Website: 
http://www.jobs.ou.edu  Location: Norman, OK.  Job Type: Post-doc. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Background: We seek 
a motivated post-doctoral teaching fellow to fill an NSF-funded 3 year 
position working with a team on an innovative graduate education program 
at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The teaching fellow will actively 
collaborate on the development and implementation of an NSF-funded 
National Research Traineeship program 
(http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1545261). Duties and 
Responsibilities: A core of the NRT program is a graduate certificate in 
Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability (EOS3). This 
interdisciplinary effort is aimed at providing a broad diversity of 
graduate students with skills in communication, leadership, team science 
and big data analytics. The faculty training team spans departments of 
Biology, Meteorology, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, 
Anthropology, Computer Science and Communication at OU and also 
integrates with the University of Delaware and the University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln, where the EOS3 certificate program will be offered in 
coming years. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an 
earned doctorate that afforded expertise in graduate education or 
innovative approaches to interdisciplinary learning across STEM 
disciplines. We prefer candidates with formal training in education 
and/or a social science discipline but candidates with a Ph.D. in the 
natural and physical sciences who have demonstrated experience in 
education and/or interdisciplinary team science are also encouraged to 
apply.  Compensation: $40,000-45,000.  To Apply: Applicants should apply 
at www.jobs.ou.edu Requisition No. #24606. Materials required will 
consist of a cover letter describing interest in the position and 
experience with interdisciplinary education programs, a curriculum vita, 
and contact information of three professional references. Please direct 
questions to JEFF KELLY (EM: jkelly AT ou.edu). The University of 
Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BOAT CAPTAIN AND PIPING PLOVER TECHNICAN: New York  at Virginia Tech 
Shorebird Program.  Website: http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ 
Location: Fire Island, NY.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2016.  Job Description: April 1, 
2016–September 30, 2016. Monitoring the response of Piping Plovers 
(Charadrius melodus) and their invertebrate prey to habitat created by 
Hurricane Sandy. The boat captain will be working with field technicians 
to improve conservations efforts for Northeast Atlantic population of 
Piping Plovers. This project is just one of multiple shorebird projects 
based at Virginia Tech. Please see our project webpage 
http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ for more information about 
shorebird conservation at Virginia Tech. Primary responsibility is 
marine navigation in the Great South Bay of Long Island, NY, including 
daily transport of field technicians to barrier island study sites, boat 
trailering, and boat maintenance. Other responsibilities include 
trapping, banding and resighting adult Piping Plovers, nest searching 
and monitoring, invertebrate collection and identification, capturing, 
banding and resighting Piping Plover chicks, daily trailering of ATVs, 
daily driving of 4x4 vehicles and driving ATVs on the beach, working 
closely with land management agencies and the Fish and Wildlife Service, 
data organization and management.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in 
Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field. 
Experience navigating in the Intracoastal Waterway, navigating by GPS, 
boating in shallow waters and foggy conditions in a small out-board 
motor boat, and repairing and maintaining motor boats. Resighting color 
bands is an essential job function. Candidates should be able to 
distinguish colors at a distance. Preference for candidate with prior 
experience as a field technician or research assistant and experience 
with trailering, driving 4x4 vehicles and ATVS in sand. Avian capture 
methods and handling techniques, color band resighting, bird banding, 
and shorebird identification are preferred, but training will be 
provided. Candidates must be able to work was part of team and 
independently, and keep a positive attitude through long field days (up 
to 12 hours/day and 6 days/week) in a variety of field conditions. 
Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job requires 
walking 5-10 miles in sand while carrying a spotting scope and other 
research equipment on a daily basis.  Compensation: Salary: 640/week + 
free housing.  To Apply: Please send resume, college transcripts, and 
contact information for three references (in ONE document, formatted as 
LastName_FirstName_2016) to AUDREY DEROSE-WILSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT 
gmail.com). The positions will remain open until filled.

PIPING PLOVER POST HURRICANE SANDY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: New York  at 
Virginia Tech Shorebird Program.  Website: 
http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/  Location: Fire Island, NY. 
Duration: 5-6 Months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-5. 
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: April 1, 2016–August 
15, 2016 with possibility of extension to September 30, 2016. Monitoring 
the response of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) and their 
invertebrate prey to habitat created by Hurricane Sandy. Field 
technicians will be working to improve conservations efforts for 
Atlantic Coast population of Piping Plovers. This project is just one of 
multiple shorebird projects based at Virginia Tech. Please see our 
project webpage http://fishwild.vt.edu/vtshorebirds/ for more 
information about shorebird conservation at Virginia Tech. 
Responsibilities: trapping, banding and resighting adult Piping Plovers, 
nest searching and monitoring, invertebrate collection and 
identification, capturing, banding and resighting Piping Plover chicks, 
daily trailering of ATVs, daily driving of 4x4 vehicles and ATVs on the 
beach, working closely with land management agencies and the Fish and 
Wildlife Service, data organization and management. Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, 
or a related field. Prior experience as a field technician or research 
assistant and experience with trailering, driving 4x4 vehicles and ATVS 
in sand, avian capture methods and handling techniques, color band 
resighting, bird banding are preferred, but training will be provided. 
Preference for candidates with the ability to identify shorebirds in a 
variety of plumages. Candidates must be able to work was part of team 
and independently, and keep a positive attitude through long field days 
(up to 12 hours/day and 6 days/week) in a variety of field conditions. 
Candidates should be in good physical condition, as the job requires 
walking 5-10 miles in sand while carrying a spotting scope and other 
research equipment on a daily basis. Resighting color bands is an 
essential job function. Candidates should be able to distinguish colors 
at a distance.  Compensation: Salary: 520/week + free housing  To Apply: 
Please send resume, college transcripts, and contact information for 
three references (in ONE document, formatted as LastName_FirstName_2016) 
to AUDREY DEROSE-WILSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT gmail.com). The 
positions will remain open until filled.

HENSLOW’S SPARROW BREEDING ECOLOGY AND HABITAT USE: MISSOURI  at 
University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Location: Missouri.  Duration: 3 
Months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 10 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field technicians needed for a 
study of seasonal fecundity, juvenile survival, and habitat use of 
Henslow’s Sparrow in a southwest Missouri tallgrass prairie. Technicians 
will coordinate with a graduate student and will be expected to band and 
attach radio transmitters to both adult and juvenile Henslow’s Sparrows, 
locate and monitor nests, record daily locations of adults and juveniles 
using handheld radio equipment, measure vegetation characteristics, and 
maintain accurate data records.  Qualifications: Preference will be 
given to applicants with previous nest searching experience, especially 
with ground nesting birds. Mist-netting and songbird banding experience 
are desired but not necessary. This study will take place at Prairie 
State Park in southwest Missouri and field conditions will be hot and 
humid with early mornings. Enthusiasm for fieldwork and a desire to 
contribute to the conservation and management of a declining songbird 
species are a must. Start dates for technicians are flexible but May 1st 
is preferred with the season running to July 31st. Housing will be 
provided.  Compensation: $1400-$1600/Month DOE + Housing.  To Apply: 
Applicants must submit an online application to the University website. 
Please go to https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/2251 to apply. 
Applicants should upload a cover letter describing qualifications and 
interests, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for 
three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. For 
questions contact: AARON YOUNG, (EM: acyoung AT unomaha.edu) UNO is an 
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and participates in 
E-Verify. UNO gives consideration for employment to all qualified 
applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans.

ANCHOR STEWARD, INDIAN SHORES BEACH  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2721/anchor-steward%2c-indian-shores-beach/job 

Location: Indian Shores Beach, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Position 
Summary: Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds in areas of 
southwest Florida, surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting 
areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting 
shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a 
seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work at the annual location of a Black 
Skimmer nesting colony on Indian Shores Beach. The primary 
responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order 
to help monitor nesting birds and conduct public outreach around the 
nesting bird colony. This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal 
position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, 
Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter 
holiday. The position will begin May 2, 2016 and continue through the 
end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early 
September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or 
total loss of nesting activity. Essential Functions: With the help of 
Audubon’s Important Bird Area (IBA) Coordinator, the Indian Shores 
Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: - Monitor 
nesting birds and conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and 
fledged young of each nesting species and enter/report data in the 
Florida Shorebird Database as directed by the IBA Coordinator. - Assist 
staff and other volunteers with installing and expanding symbolic 
fencing around new nest areas as needed. - Conduct public outreach at 
nesting beaches on weekends and holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m. - Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and schedule volunteers 
to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public outreach at nesting 
beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with external partners 
and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.  
Qualifications: - Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally 
and in writing. - Ability to recruit volunteers from beach visitors, 
train, support and schedule volunteers. - Work well independently and 
with others. - A positive and diplomatic attitude a must. - Demonstrated 
capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying 
field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 
30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle 
suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. - Must be willing 
to work weekends and holidays. - Familiarity with mid-Pinellas County 
beaches preferred. - Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship 
for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar 
experience will be considered. - Interest in conservation and passion 
for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.  Compensation: 
$11.50/hr.  To Apply: Apply online only: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2721/anchor-steward%2c-indian-shores-beach/job 


AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Delaware.  Location: MD, VA, 
WV.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Job Description: We seek 2 highly motivated research technicians to 
conduct point counts for forest and grassland birds in National Parks in 
MD, VA, and WV from mid-May through July 2016. This work is part of the 
NPS National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring Program studying 
long-term trends in bird populations. Work includes extensive bird 
counts, hiking, and data entry. Survey locations include a variety of 
habitats and species. Technicians will become very familiar with eastern 
birds, as well as visit many locations around Washington DC.  
Qualifications: Qualified applicants will know eastern birds by sight 
and sound, be able to navigate using GPS and maps, and be physically 
fit. You must be comfortable hiking through tough terrain and dealing 
with adverse conditions including inclement weather and biting insects. 
Work will begin at early hours and follow and unpredictable schedule due 
to weather. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred and must have a valid driver’s license. 
Compensation: Technicians will receive a salary of $400-480 per week 
depending on experience. Housing will be provided (some camping 
required).  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu). Feel free to contact me with any questions. Application 
review will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been 
filled.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN - ALASKA  at U.S. Geological Survey. Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We are seeking a 
motivated individual to work on an avian demographic study on the Seward 
Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from approximately May 15 through 
August 1, 2016. The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse area 
attracting over 150 migratory birds from across the globe. This is an 
exciting opportunity to assist with long-term field research of 
migratory landbird response to changing environmental conditions in the 
boreal-arctic transition zone. Primary duties will include, but are not 
limited to, nest searching for passerines, nest monitoring, avian 
behavioral observations, habitat surveys, invertebrate sampling, and 
data entry and management. Additional duties may include using mist nets 
and target netting to capture birds, re-sighting color-banded birds, and 
banding, collecting blood samples, and obtaining morphological 
measurements on adult and nestling passerines.  Qualifications: 
Requirements: Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and 
capable of hiking long distances (up to 20 km/day) across uneven tussock 
tundra carrying up to a 40 pound backpack, comfortable working in remote 
brown bear country while carrying a firearm, experienced with the use of 
GPS for orienteering, knowledgeable of backcountry camping and safety, 
and willing to maintain a positive attitude in extreme weather 
conditions with hordes of biting insects. Must be a U.S. citizen to 
apply. Must possess a current and valid U.S. driver’s license. In 
addition to these requirements, the ability to work long hours (>40 
hours per week), work well with crew members, communicate with 
supervisors, and happily live in a very rustic communal tent camp with 
the same small group of people for the summer is essential. Desired 
qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals who have 
experience with identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching and 
monitoring (specifically passerines), avian behavioral observations, 
capturing, handling, and banding adult and nestling birds, and plant 
identification/habitat surveys.   Compensation: up to $16.55/hr; 
dependent on experience. To Apply: This is a pre-announcement of a job 
opportunity that will be posted soon. Review of applications will begin 
immediately and we will notify suitable candidates when the official 
announcement has been posted for the formal application process. To 
indicate your potential interest in the position: (1) Please email a one 
page cover letter, a CV/resume, and contact information for at least 3 
references combined into one Microsoft Word or PDF document to RACHEL M. 
RICHARDSON (EM: rrichardson AT usgs.gov); (2) Please specifically 
address your qualifications for the job in your cover letter and provide 
references that can attest to these qualifications relevant to the 
position; and (3) Include “Avian Field Technician” in the subject line 
of the email.

AVIAN RESEARCH INTERNS - ALASKA  at U.S. Geological Survey. Website: 
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/interdisciplinary_science/cae/boreal_arctic.php 
Location: Nome, Alaska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We 
are seeking motivated individuals to work on an avian demographic study 
on the Seward Peninsula in northwestern Alaska from approximately May 15 
through August 1, 2016. The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse 
area attracting over 150 migratory birds from across the globe. This is 
an exciting opportunity to assist with long-term field research of 
migratory landbird response to changing environmental conditions in the 
boreal-arctic transition zone. Primary duties will include, but are not 
limited to, nest searching for passerines, nest monitoring, avian 
behavioral observations, habitat surveys, invertebrate sampling, and 
data entry and management. Additional duties may include using mist nets 
and target netting to capture birds, re-sighting color-banded birds, and 
banding, handling, and obtaining morphological measurements on adult and 
nestling passerines. Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants 
must be in excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long 
distances (up to 20 km/day) across uneven tussock tundra carrying up to 
a 40 pound backpack, comfortable working in remote brown bear country, 
experienced with the use of GPS for orienteering, and willing to 
maintain a positive attitude in extreme weather conditions with hordes 
of biting insects. This position also requires the ability to collect 
accurate field data, maintain and operate field equipment in a safe and 
responsible manner, work long hours (>40 hours per week), communicate 
with supervisors and crew members, and happily live in a rustic communal 
tent camp without running water or electricity for two months with the 
same small group of people. Must also possess a current and valid 
driver’s license. Desired qualifications: Strong interest in avian 
ecology, experience with identifying birds by sight and sound, nest 
searching, behavioral observations, and capturing, handling, and banding 
birds. Experience with backcountry camping is a plus. Preference will be 
given to individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology, 
ecology, or a science-related field; however, junior/senior level 
undergraduates working toward a degree are encouraged to apply. 
Compensation: This is a volunteer position. Round-trip airfare to 
Alaska, primitive housing, food while in the field, camping gear, and a 
small stipend ($5/day) will be provided.  To Apply: Interested 
individuals should: (1) Email a one page cover letter, a detailed 
resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for 
at least 3 references combined into one Microsoft Word or PDF document 
to RACHEL M. RICHARDSON (EM: rrichardson AT usgs.gov); and (2) Please 
write “Avian Research Interns” in the subject line of the email. Review 
of applications will begin immediately and positions may be filled 
before the closing date so please submit your applications early for 
priority consideration.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Montana.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 6. Application 
Deadline: 4 Mar 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS 
(6) needed for a study of breeding landbirds in the mountains, forests, 
grasslands, badlands, wetlands, riparian habitats and sagebrush steppes 
of Montana (mid-May – mid-July) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory 
at Boise State University. Duties consist of standardized point count 
surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry using Integrated Monitoring 
in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will travel 
across diverse habitats identifying hundreds of bird species.  
Qualifications: Qualifications include: 1) the ability to identify 200+ 
species of Western birds by sight and primarily by sound 2) ability to 
work independently (alone =90% of the time) for the duration of the 
field season 3) strong physical/mental endurance to complete 1 survey 
per day per 10-day hitch 4) ability to navigate off-trail in remote, 
densely-vegetated, steep and rugged landscapes using topographical maps 
and GPS units 5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by apex 
predators (bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes) 6) and careful and 
accurate data collection/entry/management. Multi-day, solo backpacking 
trips may be required. Technicians must provide their own 
backpacking/camping gear. Each applicant must possess strong 
interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with 
private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager.  
Compensation: This is a fulltime position for the duration of the 
project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem 
which amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season). Surveying 
requires EXTENSIVE driving between sites on both paved and dirt roads. 
Technicians must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) OR IBO can provide a rental SUV.  To Apply: Please 
send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references via e-mail to 
CHRISTIAN MENY: (EM: christianmeny AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 
MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the subject line. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER  at Conservian.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: Alabama and 
Mississippi.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- 
ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation (CBC) is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for 
state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work begins in mid-April and continues through July 
30th. Shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is 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. Qualifications: 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 (10x42). Valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle 
required for travel between work sites. Compensation: Shared housing is 
provided. Cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for travel between field 
work sites.  To Apply: 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.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Kansas State University and 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/  Location: Flint Hills, 
KS.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: Kansas State University and the U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service are seeking one seasonal research technicians to join a 
project investigating breeding habitat associations of an enigmatic, 
highly mobile, and declining grassland specialist—the Henslow’s 
Sparrow—throughout the Flint Hills and neighboring ecoregions of eastern 
Kansas. The Flint Hills contain ~80% of North America’s remaining 
tallgrass prairie and represent a critical landscape for the long-term 
viability of grassland birds in the Great Plains. The results of this 
study will help to improve our understanding of critical thresholds 
associated with species responses to habitat loss and fragmentation and 
to guide conservation efforts aimed at protecting natural resources 
under pressure from agricultural development and intensified rangeland 
management practices. Applicants can view photos taken in the Flint 
Hills and this job announcement here: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/ This position provides an 
excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in 
a beautiful tallgrass prairie landscape with a species recognized as a 
bird of National Conservation Concern. The field season will run from 1 
April to 31 July 2016. We will pay technicians $1,600–2,000 per month, 
provide project vehicles, and cover accommodation costs while traveling. 
If needed, we can provide temporary housing at Konza Prairie Biological 
Station near Manhattan, Kansas. Technician duties are as follows: (1) 
conduct daily point-count surveys for Henslow’s Sparrows and several 
other grassland species from roadside transects in a study area 
encompassing the entire eastern one-third of Kansas; (2) drive long 
distances and navigate remote areas while working long and irregular 
hours that include weekends; (3) sleep at campsites, field stations, 
and/or motels for a significant portion of the field season; (4) enter 
and manage data; and (5) assist the project leader as needed. 
Qualifications: We are seeking highly skilled birders with experience 
conducting point-count surveys and a demonstrated ability to identify 
grassland birds by sight and sound. The primary objective of our field 
work is to detect the presence of Henslow’s Sparrows which are 
exceptionally cryptic with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the 
applicant must have excellent hearing and vision, attention to detail, 
and an ability to identify grassland bird species by sight and sound. 
Qualified applicants must (1) be independently motivated and capable of 
waking several hours before sunrise daily without direct supervision; 
(2) have excellent organization and written and verbal communication 
skills; (3) maintain a safe and positive attitude; and (4) be 
comfortable tent camping, driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and 
navigating remote areas in the dark with a GPS, compass, and maps. 
Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, a desire to be 
involved in avian ecology and grassland management research, and a valid 
U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record. We will give 
preference to excellent birders, as well as applicants who have 
completed or are working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology, 
Wildlife Ecology, or other related field.  Compensation: 
$1600-2000/month.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 
contact information for 3 references in one file with your name and 
‘Research Technician’ in the title and subject line to (EM: mrherse AT 
ksu.edu (Mark Herse)). Applications may be submitted until 1 March. 
However, we will review applications as they are received, so applicants 
are encouraged to apply early. MARK HERSE, Graduate Research Assistant, 
116 Ackert, Division of Biology, K-State, Manhattan, KS 66506 (Mobile: 
630-229-3624 EM: mrherse AT ksu.edu)

POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Illinois Natural History Survey. 
Website: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/  Location: Champaign, IL 
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 6 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The Illinois Natural 
History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the 
University of Illinois is seeking applicants for Field Technicians to: 
conduct research determining how forest management in Illinois directly 
affects bird abundance, diversity, and habitat use during the breeding 
season; survey the breeding bird community within several forests 
throughout Illinois where forest management is or is going to be 
occurring; conduct point counts to document the diversity and abundance 
of birds, survey woodpecker abundance, deploy remote digital cameras and 
analyze images, and inventory forest structure and composition in 
association with census points; enter and analyze data, and assist with 
report and presentation preparation. Field work will occur primarily in 
southern and central Illinois. Desired dates of work are from early May 
to early August 2016. Start and end dates flexible.  Qualifications: 
Must possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate 
discipline and have had education or research experience closely related 
to the primary mission of the project. Experience in identifying (by 
sight and sound) bird species that breed in Illinois, particularly in 
forests. Incumbent must have experience conducting point counts or other 
similar bird survey techniques. Experience conducting vegetation surveys 
is preferred. Must be willing to work long hours outside under a variety 
of summer field conditions and live in a field station with others. 
Position requires an ability to work well independently or with others. 
Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license. Prior experience using 
topographic map and compass or GPS unit to orienteer is preferred. The 
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job 
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Compensation: Rate of 
pay: $10.00 to $13.00 per hour commensurate with experience and skills. 
Housing and field vehicle provided.  To Apply: Applications will be 
reviewed as they are received and suitable applicants may be contacted 
for interviews prior to the application deadline. Electronic 
applications required, please send a cover letter explaining your 
interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and contact 
information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 3 
references to: (EM: hroffice AT inhs.illinois.edu). IMPORTANT! Please 
reference “Hoover Technicians” in the subject line of the email. Direct 
technical questions to JEFF HOOVER (EM: j-hoover AT illinois.edu).

SENIOR ANIMAL TECHNICIAN  at UC Davis (Avian Research Facility). 
Website: 

https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=303716 

Location: Davis, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 7 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Under supervision, provide 
physical needs of animal species used in research and teaching including 
feeding, watering and cleaning animals. Assess animal health by 
identifying and reporting sick animals to staff/supervisor. Keep animal 
houses/rooms/areas clean including shoveling manure, utilizing different 
agents to clean, disinfect and sanitize animal rooms. Maintain and 
repair animal housing equipment. Perform record-keeping and transport 
animals and supplies. Provide seasonal help and assist farm crew with 
all other animal facilities within the Department of Animal Science when 
needed.  Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: - Experience (work or 
volunteer) caring for animals. - Experience using equipment and hand 
tools safely in an industrial/farm setting including skills to 
troubleshoot, construct, repair and work on equipment, cages/animal 
housing and water systems. - Knowledge of cleaners and disinfectants to 
properly clean and disinfect all animal housing, waterers, feeders, and 
handling/housing areas. - Skills to read min-max thermometers; monitor 
environmental conditions and animal health, as well as record such 
information; adjust environmental conditions required for each species 
as well as research demands; and either change conditions when problems 
arise or communicate the problem to appropriate facility maintenance 
personnel. - Skills to understand and follow written and oral 
instructions to obtain/mix diets, identify moldy/contaminated feeds, 
determine proper storage conditions, and read expiration dates. - Skills 
to read, understand and follow animal care guidelines (Standard Ag. 
Practice) and facility specific SOP's, protocols, etc. Preferred 
Qualifications: - Experience with recognizing normal appearance and 
behavior for avian species and age groups that are housed in 
departmental units. - Grounds maintenance experience. - Skills to gather 
and record research information as directed.  Compensation: $19.35 - 
$22.94/hour.  To Apply: 
https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

SEA DUCK RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE  at 
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/arctic/  Location: Alaska Duration: 
3-6 mo.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 
1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arctic 
National Wildlife Refuge is currently accepting applications for 1-2 
positions working on a project investigating the breeding ecology and 
limiting factors of common eider breeding on barrier islands in the 
Beaufort Sea. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the 
positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found. The 
positions will begin in mid-May and continue through September. There is 
also the potential to extend at least one of these positions through 
January/February 2017. Work will occur both at remote spike camps on the 
Arctic Refuge coast and from the village of Kaktovik. Most work will be 
done by accessing islands using small (16-20’) inflatable boats and 
single engine aircraft. The crew will consist of 1 graduate student, 2 
field assistants, and several visiting scientists. Field work will 
involve daily travel by boat to and from islands, nest searching, 
trapping breeding hens, measuring and banding birds, collecting tissue 
samples, monitoring nests with time-lapse cameras, and tracking hens 
with VHF telemetry. Field assistants typically work 7 days/week, 10+ 
hours/day while in the field and 5-6 days/week while in the Fairbanks 
office. Assistants will be involved in all aspects of the project, 
including field work and setup and maintenance of camp and gear at 
remote sites. Before the field season, assistants will attend training 
and organize gear at the Fairbanks office. Conditions will generally be 
cold, windy, and wet. Boating will involve navigating ice-choked waters 
in small inflatables up to 100 km from the nearest village. Spike camp 
life will be remote and primitive. During periods of bad weather, staff 
can be cut-off from any outside help for several days. Assistants will 
be required to carry firearms in the field for polar bear protection. 
Excellent physical condition is necessary to meet the strenuous demands. 
Crews will be exposed to long days hiking (up to 15+ miles per day); 
cold, wet, windy weather; and traveling in unpredictable seas.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have boating experience, and marine 
experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong interest in 
waterfowl ecology, a desire to live in a remote field camp, and the 
ability to maintain a positive attitude and work well with others under 
difficult field conditions. Electrical and mechanical skills, survival 
training, and extensive backcountry experience are a plus. These are 
considered volunteer positions. Assistants will receive a 
$1,000-1,500/mo living allowance, depending on their experience and 
project funding. Housing in Fairbanks and Kaktovik will be provided, as 
will transportation and camp food while in the field. Waders, sleeping 
bags, binoculars, etc will be provided; you must provide your own field 
clothes.  Compensation: $1,000-1,500/mo.  To Apply: Hiring process: To 
apply, email a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, dates 
of availability, completed questionnaire, and name and contact 
information for 3 references in a single document to CHRISTOPHER LATTY 
((EM: Christopher_latty AT fws.gov). If you have taken the GRE, please 
include your percentile rankings. Please title the email, “Application 
for 2016 COEI Field Position”. Applications that do not follow these 
guidelines will not be considered. Questionnaire: 1. Do you have any 
reason to believe you will be unable to pass an US Office of Personnel 
Management/FBI background check (necessary for computer access and 
carrying a firearm); this would include being convicted of a felony or 
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence? 2. Are you willing to work long 
days (often > 12 hrs per day) including holidays, weekends, and 
evenings? 3. Do you possess, or have you recently possessed, a US 
Government Smart Card for accessing government facilities and computers? 
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list 
below that best describes your level of proficiency acquired through 
formal training or extensive on-the-job experience and/or training. 
Select only one letter for each task and please answer succinctly any 
follow-up questions. There is no need to explain your answer as that 
will be done during interviews. A- I have not had education, training or 
experience in performing this task. B- I have had education or training 
in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. C- I 
have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored 
closely by a supervisor of senior employee to ensure compliance with 
proper procedures. D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a 
job. I have performed it independently and without regular supervision. 
E- I am an expert in performing this task. 1. Operate small boats safety 
in marine waters. 2. Operate small boats safety in harsh conditions. 3. 
Maintain and repair small boats, electronics, and outboard motors. 4. 
Use a shotgun or rifle. 5. Identify North American waterfowl by sight. 
6. Conduct nest searching for waterfowl. 7. Band waterfowl with metal 
leg bands. 8. Enter data in Microsoft Access. 9. Use a Trimble GPS to 
collect field data. 10. Follow detailed data collection protocols for 
research projects. 11. Work in remote field camps to collect biological 
data.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://www.gbbo.org  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 31 Mar /2016.  
Job Description: AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird and 
habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between April 11 and July 22, 
2016 for Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible. Duties include bird surveys via point counts and area 
searches, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing will be provided 
in some areas, but remote camping will be required on a regular basis.   
Qualifications needed include experience identifying western birds by 
sight and sound; ability to collect field data under challenging 
conditions (heat, cold, remote sites); familiarity with western flora; 
working knowledge of MS Excel for data entry; valid drivers license and 
experience driving 4wd vehicles. Training workshop for all survey 
protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills 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).  To apply, please submit your 
resume and at least 3 references by email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech Inc.  Location: Iowa or Illinois. 
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: multiple. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Tetra Tech Inc., an 
environmental and engineering private consulting firm, is currently 
accepting resumes of qualified avian biologists to conduct avian 
migration surveys, breeding bird surveys, raptor surveys and assist 
senior biologists with other endangered species field surveys. 
Applicants are required to have previous experience with conducting 
avian surveys (academic or otherwise) and ability to identify all common 
avian species in the Midwest and Great Plains. Work begins March 2016 
and continues until February 2017; part time or full time commitments 
will be considered, a minimum of three months of commitment is desired. 
Project sites are located in northern Iowa and central Illinois; 
vehicle, travel, per Diem, housing and competitive hourly compensation 
are included in addition to the opportunity to gain valuable experience 
and work alongside senior avian biologists. Qualifications: avian 
identification avian survey experience  Compensation: $20-25/hour.  To 
Apply: Please send contact information and resume to ALI RODRIAN (EM: 
Ali.Rodrian AT tetratech.com).

CENTER DIRECTOR, AUDUBON CENTER AT RIVERLANDS.  Location: St. Louis, 
MO.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  The Center Director for 
the Audubon Center at Riverlands, will have four core functions:  manage 
all center operations; serve as the lead spokesperson and community 
outreach ambassador on behalf of the Center and Audubon; lead 
fundraising for the Center’s programs, facilities and operations; and 
participate as an active and productive member of Audubon’s Mississippi 
Flyway management team, reporting to the Vice President, Audubon 
Minnesota.  The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in 
carrying out the mission of Audubon in Missouri on behalf of the 
National Audubon Society, collaborating with the key partners – the US 
Army Corps of Engineers, as well as local chapters, members, volunteers, 
and other partners, in concert with flyway and national leaders. The 
Riverlands Center director will collaborate with the sister Wildcat 
Glades Audubon Center in Joplin, Missouri. The programs to be developed 
and managed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders will include 
elements of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, 
science, public policy, and direct habitat management. Essential 
Functions:  Leadership and Staff Management:   **Provide dynamic, 
collaborative leadership for the Riverlands Center’s mission, strategy, 
core program areas, and operating departments consistent with National 
Audubon’s strategic plan. **Oversee all operational aspects of the 
Center facilities (in collaboration with the USACE), budgets, and 
programs; hire and effectively manage staff. **Maintain an excellent 
working relationship with the Riverlands Center Advisory Board, building 
board capacity and engagement. **With staff, help grow an active 
volunteer and intern program and adhere to National Audubon Society 
guidelines. **Involve staff, the Advisory Board, and key partners in 
developing measurable goals and action plans, as well as a process for 
monitoring and assessing progress. **Preserve and cultivate a culture of 
mutual respect, individual initiative, collegiality, and diversity; 
collaborate with staff to identify and implement best practices and 
evaluate outcomes, where applicable.  Fundraising and Budget: **Work 
with the development and finance staff, in concert with the Riverlands 
Center Advisory Board, to develop and deliver required budgeting and 
financial reporting. **Create and implement a financially sustainable 
development plan for the Center that cultivates and maintains 
relationships with current donors while identifying and expanding new 
funding sources. **Enhance sources of earned income, in accordance with 
partner agreements. **Seek new revenue opportunities, write grants, 
ensure grant reporting and compliance; assist with and staff special 
fundraising events at the Center.  Marketing and Community Outreach:   
**Work with Audubon staff, center board and constituents to develop and 
implement a marketing and promotions plan for the Audubon Center at 
Riverlands and its programs. **Develop and deliver effective oral and 
written presentations and serve as Riverlands Center spokesperson with 
the media. **Develop and enhance relationships with local environmental 
and other community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders. 
**Effectively and enthusiastically communicate the case for support of 
the Center’s program at community and fundraising events. Program 
Development and Implementation:   **Oversee the development and 
implementation of programs in St. Louis that reflect and contribute to 
the overall NAS strategy, and Mississippi Flyway Initiatives, most 
specifically those relating to conservation of the Mississippi River 
watershed, our changing climate and the birds and habitats dependent on 
it, and including fulfilling the ambition of making St. Louis a model 
bird-friendly community. **Work closely with Audubon’s science staff to 
expand the Audubon Center at Riverlands’ conservation agenda, especially 
those in collaboration with USACE and US Fish and Wildlife Service 
partners, as well as other Audubon Mississippi Flyway staff and 
volunteers. **Manage and promote the RiverVision Leadership Project and 
other on-site educational and outreach programs that contribute to the 
mission of the National Audubon Society. **Evaluate the effectiveness of 
the Center’s programs and share with the Advisory Board, partners and 
NAS leaders as needed.  Land and Facilities Management:   **With staff 
and in accordance with partner agreements, oversee and/or participate in 
collaborative projects that enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife 
on surrounding lands and across the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 
**With staff and in collaboration with the USACE, maintain and enhance 
amenities within and around the Center building to maximize program 
delivery and visitor experiences. Qualifications and Experience:   
**Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Education, Non-profit Management, 
Environmental Studies, or related field required; Master’s degree 
preferred. **Five years progressive leadership experience in 
multi-function nature centers, science museums, research centers, or 
field studies programs, to include staff, budget, and program 
management. **Demonstrated success in fundraising and working with 
diverse funding sources. **Demonstrated ability to partner with key 
stakeholders, such as boards, donors, government leaders, and other 
staff. **Interest and knowledge of environmental issues and the natural 
world. **Knowledge of the public education system and the relationship 
of formal and informal education. **Ability to think strategically and 
creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and 
operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. **Project management 
experience, including managing budgets, database management and 
analytics, grants, contracts and completing reports. **Current working 
knowledge of social media and its place within advocacy or non-profit 
arenas. Online community management and network building experience a 
plus. **Strong organizational and relationship building skills, 
excellent attention to detail. **Excellent interpersonal, written and 
communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team. **Proven 
ability to inspire staff and volunteer leaders to build and rally 
support for a common conservation vision. **Self-motivated and willing 
to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.   **Willing to work 
evenings and weekends as the job demands. **Must be available for 
overnight travel and have valid Driver’s License.

CENTER DIRECTOR, GRANGE INSURANCE AUDUBON CENTER.  Location: Columbus, 
OH.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  Reporting to the Vice 
President, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway, with oversight by the GIAC 
Stewardship Board, the Center Director at Grange Insurance Audubon 
Center (GIAC) of Columbus, Ohio, will have four core functions:  manage 
all GIAC operations; serve as the lead spokesperson and community 
outreach ambassador on behalf of the Center and Audubon; lead 
fundraising for the Center’s programs, facilities and operations; and 
participate as an active and productive member of Audubon’s Mississippi 
Flyway senior management team as convened by the flyway Vice President.  
The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in carrying out 
the mission of Audubon in Ohio on behalf of the National Audubon 
Society, collaborating with the key partners – the Columbus & Franklin 
County Metro Parks, the City of Columbus, and the Columbus Audubon 
Chapter – as well as members, volunteers, and other partners, in concert 
with flyway and national leaders. The programs to be developed and 
managed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders will include elements 
of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, science, 
public policy, and direct habitat management. Essential Functions:  
Leadership and Staff Management:   **Provide dynamic, collaborative 
leadership for the Center’s mission, strategy, core program areas, and 
operating departments consistent with National Audubon’s strategic plan. 
**Oversee all operational aspects of the Center facilities, budgets, and 
programs; hire and effectively manage staff. **Maintain an excellent 
working relationship with the Center Stewardship Board, while also 
building Board capacity and engagement. **With staff, help grow an 
active volunteer and intern program and adhere to National Audubon 
Society guidelines. **Involve staff, the Stewardship Board, and key 
partners in developing measurable goals and action plans, as well as a 
process for monitoring and assessing progress. **Preserve and cultivate 
a culture of mutual respect, individual initiative, collegiality, and 
diversity; collaborate with staff to identify and implement best 
practices and evaluate outcomes, where applicable. Fundraising and 
Budget:   **Work with the development and finance staff, in concert with 
the GIAC Stewardship Board, to develop and deliver required budgeting 
and financial reporting. **Create and implement a financially 
sustainable development plan for the Center that cultivates and 
maintains relationships with current donors while identifying and 
expanding new funding sources. **Enhance existing sources of earned 
income, including program revenue, camp and school program tuition, 
sales, rental income, admissions, etc. **Seek new revenue opportunities, 
write grants, ensure grant reporting and compliance; assist with and 
staff special fundraising events at the Center.  Marketing and Community 
Outreach:  **Work with Audubon staff, GIAC Stewardship Board and 
constituents to develop and implement a marketing and promotions plan 
for the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and its programs. **Develop and 
deliver effective oral and written presentations and serve as GIAC’s 
spokesperson with the media. **Develop and enhance relationships with 
local environmental and other community leaders, organizations, and 
stakeholders. **Effectively and enthusiastically communicate the case 
for support of the Center’s program at community and fundraising 
events.  Program Development and Implementation: **Oversee the 
development and implementation of programs in Columbus that reflect and 
contribute to the overall NAS strategy, and Mississippi Flyway 
Initiatives, most specifically those relating to conservation of the 
Mississippi River watershed, the Great Lakes, our changing climate and 
the birds and habitats dependent on it, and including fulfilling the 
ambition of making Columbus a model bird-friendly community. **Work 
closely with Audubon’s science staff to expand Grange Insurance Audubon 
Center’s conservation activities. **Manage and promote the Conservation 
Classroom program and other on-site educational and outreach programs 
that contribute to the mission of the National Audubon Society. 
**Evaluate the effectiveness of GIAC’s Programs and provide regular 
updates and reports to the GIAC Stewardship Board as needed.  Land and 
Facilities Management:  **With staff and in accordance with partner 
agreements, oversee habitat management projects that enhance habitat for 
birds and other wildlife on Audubon and partner properties. **With staff 
and in accordance with partner agreements, monitor and maintain trails 
and facilities, anticipating and remedying deterioration, and possible 
safety problems to provide for visitor needs. **Maintain the integrity 
of the green construction and LEED certification of the Center.  
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s degree in Biology, 
Education, Non-profit Management, Environmental Studies, or related 
field required; Master’s degree preferred. **Five years progressive 
leadership experience in multi-function nature centers, science museums, 
research centers, or field studies programs, to include staff, budget, 
and program management. **Demonstrated success in fundraising and 
working with diverse funding sources. **Demonstrated ability to partner 
with key stakeholders, such as boards, donors, government leaders, and 
other staff. **Interest and knowledge of environmental issues and the 
natural world. **Knowledge of the public education system and the 
relationship of formal and informal education. **Ability to think 
strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting 
deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. **Project 
management experience, including managing budgets, database management 
and analytics, grants, contracts and completing reports. **Current 
working knowledge of social media and its place within advocacy or 
non-profit arenas. Online community management and network building 
experience a plus. **Strong organizational and relationship building 
skills, excellent attention to detail. **Excellent interpersonal, 
written and communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team. 
**Proven ability to inspire staff and volunteer leaders to build and 
rally support for a common conservation vision. **Self-motivated and 
willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.   **Willing 
to work evenings and weekends as the job demands. **Must be available 
for overnight travel and have valid Driver’s License.  To apply, please 
visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2660/center-director%2c-grange-insurance-audubon-center/job?mode=view 


VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUDUBON MINNESOTA  Location: St. 
Paul, MN.  Organization: National Audubon Society.  To apply, please 
visit: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2669/vice-president-and-executive-director%2c-audubon-minnesota/job?mode=view 

Audubon seeks an Executive Director to build on Audubon Minnesota’s rich 
history and expand its contributions to conservation in Minnesota and 
the Mississippi Flyway, with an emphasis on Minnesota, Iowa, and 
Missouri, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and 
financial success. This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a 
dynamic conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in 
representing Audubon’s mission. Audubon Minnesota plays a vital role 
coordinating and delivering conservation programming in Minnesota, Iowa 
and Missouri. With an annual combined budget of more than $2 million and 
a staff of 16 throughout the region, Audubon Minnesota uses statewide 
and region-wide initiatives, educational programming, 33 affiliated 
local Audubon Chapters, and more than 20,000 grassroots members to 
protect birds and their habitats.     The successful candidate will have 
the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and 
implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state and 
region. S/he will work closely with the Audubon Minnesota Board, the 
staff and volunteer leaders in Minnesota and Missouri, and the Vice 
President of the Mississippi Flyway to continue to develop conservation 
programs in tandem with strategic flyway and national priorities. The 
Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the 
national organization and will report to the VP Gulf and Mississippi 
Flyway.     Essential Functions:     Strategy Development and 
Organizational Leadership **Develop and lead the implementation of a 
five-year strategic plan for Audubon Minnesota to grow the 
organization’s capacity across the state and region to achieve 
conservation of priority birds and their habitats. **Focus resources on 
the most critical, top priority projects: 1) protecting wetlands, lakes 
and rivers, especially the Mississippi River and its habitats; 2) 
creating bird-friendly communities through the reduction of threats to 
birds from buildings and enhancing urban and suburban habitats; 3) 
stewarding bird species of concern through monitoring, planning, and 
conservation action on Important Bird Areas; and, 3) supporting a clean 
energy future to reduce impacts to people and birds of climate change. 
**Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to a team of dedicated 
professionals in the areas of science, policy, and education/outreach to 
attain the goals set out by the new strategic plan as they relate to 
Minnesota. **Manage the day-to-day operations of the state office and 
oversee the operations of two Audubon centers in Missouri, including 
setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results, and taking 
corrective actions, in close collaboration with senior staff.     
Fundraising and External Relations  **Represent and raise the profile 
and visibility of Audubon externally to funders, partners, policymakers, 
and the public. **Lead Audubon Minnesota’s fundraising, working closely 
with Audubon Minnesota’s development manager, the VP Mississippi Flyway, 
and the Chief Development Officer of the National Audubon Society. 
Cultivate and solicit major donors and foundations for Audubon Minnesota 
and Mississippi Flyway initiatives of which Audubon Minnesota is a part. 
Significantly increase contributions from diverse stakeholders. **Work 
closely with the Audubon Minnesota’s board and chapters to support the 
efforts of Audubon Minnesota in growing a strong statewide organization 
through fundraising, program development, and conservation advocacy. 
**Further engage Minnesota’s extensive and diverse population in Audubon 
programs through strategic outreach efforts. **Work with government 
departments and non-governmental organizations to promote bird science 
and habitat conservation. **Provide strategic leadership for 
collaborative efforts with the chapters in Minnesota, Iowa, and 
Missouri. **Oversee the management of the Audubon Center at Riverlands 
near St. Louis, Missouri, and Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin, 
Missouri; support the center directors’ strategic program planning and 
fundraising efforts and assist flyway level conservation 
collaborations.  Qualifications and Experience:  **Bachelor’s degree in 
nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; 
advanced degree strongly preferred. **7-10 years’ progressive 
professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management 
level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities. **Strong 
leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business 
and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate 
staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must. **Demonstrated 
success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major 
donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders. **Seasoned 
organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy 
development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the 
state legislature and in working with members of Congress. **Outstanding 
interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to 
collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and 
organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. 
**Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects 
through to success, including meeting financial goals, project 
deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. 
**Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and 
verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the 
ability to effectively represent Audubon Minnesota to its members, state 
and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as 
in traditional and social media.  **Knowledge and appreciation of, as 
well as connection to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and its 
environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science 
in developing conservation strategies. **Willingness and ability to 
travel routinely throughout the state, region and nationally, as 
required. **A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of 
Audubon Minnesota and the National Audubon Society.

WILDLIFE CENTER MANAGER, LA  at International Bird Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-wildlife-center-manager-la.aspx 

Location: San Pedro, CA.  Duration: Open (Full time with benefits). Job 
Type: Permanent.  Job Description: The Organization International Bird 
Rescue is 45-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to 
mitigating the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife. Our 
core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and oiled 
aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research 
facilities and a corps of impassioned volunteers. We're engaged with 
emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and 
research. We manage two year-round aquatic bird rehab centers in 
California (near LA and SF), while our response team manages large-scale 
oiled wildlife events worldwide. Description Reports to the Operations 
Manager (OM). The Center Manager, is a key staff member for our Southern 
California wildlife center and a partner to our senior leadership team. 
Energy and skillful management will be critical to the day-to-day 
operations of one of the State of California's Oiled Wildlife Care and 
Education Centers as well as Bird Rescue's rehabilitation program in 
this location. Delivers rehabilitation services in accordance with Bird 
Rescue standards, goals and objectives. Doing this job well will make 
you proud to be living your values out loud! Responsibilities -Staffing 
and volunteer coordination: --Responsible for the management of all 
center staff, including rehab technicians, facilities support, and 
clinic volunteers, providing guidance, monitoring performance, and 
building team spirit. --Work with other Center Manager to ensure the 
effective management and development of Bird Rescue's internship program 
in both program locations, sharing resources equally and fairly. 
-Program development, Budgeting, record-keeping: --Oversee day-to-day 
operations of the Los Angeles rehabilitation program, monitoring 
budgets, and ensuring that objectives are met in an effective manner 
consistent with the organization's mission and policies. --Collaborate 
regularly with SF Bay Center Manager to uphold Bird Rescue's vision of 
"One Program, Two Centers". Compare treatments, share information, 
supplies, etc., and assist each other as needed. -Response Readiness: 
--Ensure the organization meets all contractual obligations for the 
management, maintenance and response readiness as set by the State of 
California and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. --Ensure response and 
rehabilitation standards and practices are adhered to, maintaining a 
connection with the day-to-day rehabilitation activities to ensure 
effective oversight of rehabilitation technicians. -Community relations: 
--Develop good community relationships and strategic partnerships and 
serve as face of the facility to the public and/or media, clearly 
articulating Bird Rescue's mission, programs and impact. --Interface 
with Communications and Development to provide animal stories and 
projects/equipment, which could be the focus of future fundraising. 
Support regional fundraising, outreach and PR activities. 
Qualifications: -4+ years of rehabilitation management experience, 
preferably with avian species, and oiled wildlife response. -Excellent 
leadership, management and organization, as well as oral and written 
communication skills. -Ability to solve problems, manage multiple tasks 
simultaneously and set priorities, delegate, and meet deadlines. 
-Demonstrated experience and aptitude for working with diverse 
volunteers. -Demonstrated growth and success in previous positions.  
Compensation: -Base salary + benefits package (medical/dental/vision 
insurance, PTO, great work environment) -Knowing your work improves the 
world for generations to come…. priceless! -Please note that while our 
salaries are in line with other small not-for-profits, we cannot compete 
with for-profit salaries.  To Apply: Local candidates are encouraged to 
apply. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to (EM: jobs AT 
bird-rescue.org).

ROSEATE & COMMON TERN INTERN - RE-OPENED!!  at Stewart B. McKinney 
National Wildlife Refuge.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Location: Falkner Island 
- Guilford, CT.  Duration: May 23rd - August 19th, 2016.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 18 Mar 2016.   Job Description: Duties 
include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and 
common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, 
re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, 
organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, 
participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining 
small watercraft and associated vehicles, and educating the public. 
Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals. Details: 
Internships will begin on May 23rd and continue until the middle of 
August. The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and 
holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary 
frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be 
consecutive. Staff will live in the research station on the island with 
other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat or 
running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns 
will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in 
Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be provided including the 
DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  Qualifications: Previous 
bird banding experience is necessary. Applicants must have the ability 
to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to 
walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of 
weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to 
work with minimal supervision, be very independent, easy-going, be able 
to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and 
possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern will need to drive 
personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach 
nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird 
identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in 
wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are 
preferred. Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will 
be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone 
number) by March 18, 2016 via email to (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT fws.gov). 
Please do not send applications by mail.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at WEST, Inc.  Website: 
http://www.west-inc.com/  Location: Various Locations, Iowa. Duration: 9 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: Several. Application 
Deadline: 5 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Fatality monitoring will be 
conducted to assess impact of operational wind energy facilities on 
wildlife. Duties include following standard protocols, data collection 
using detailed paper datasheets, data management, data entry, and long 
hours of walking, sometimes in inclement conditions. Technician will 
work independently and/or in teams and must be able to communicate and 
coordinate effectively with site management, WEST Crew Leaders and Field 
Supervisors, including following protocol, adhering to schedules, and 
providing routine summaries of survey efforts. Job duties require use of 
compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, range finders, 
and digital cameras as well as the ability to maintain equipment. 
Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job related 
activities. Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols 
for WEST and the wind energy facilities. Technicians will be expected to 
use good judgment to stay safe and work efficiently. Vehicles will be 
provided for work completion or mileage reimbursed. GPS units, compass, 
camera, and range finder (if necessary) will be provided by WEST, 
however, technician must be equipped with and provide own suitable 
safety toed footwear, clothing, and binoculars.  Qualifications: 
Enthusiastic workers without a degree are encouraged to apply. Ability 
to follow protocol is essential, and macro-photography experience 
preferred. Good bird identification skills for species in the region, 
ability to identify bats in the region, and use of guides and keys for 
identification are preferred but not required. Applicants must be in 
good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where 
temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Job requires the person 
filling this position to be able to appear for work on time; walk for 
long periods of time; follow instructions from manager and team leader; 
interact effectively with coworkers and clients; maintain a positive 
attitude; and to accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and 
thorough data collection is essential. Valid driver’s license is 
required upon submittal of resume. Investigation into driving record 
will be conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to 
operate motor vehicle on behalf of WEST, Inc. Background check will be 
conducted on final candidates. A pre-employment drug test will be 
required, and candidates must be able to pass drug screening criteria.  
Compensation: $13.50 per hour or more depending on education and 
experience.  To Apply: For detailed information and to apply, go to 

http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=6919695 



EDUCATION ASSISTANT  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Scottsbluff, NE. Duration: 8 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 3 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has partnered with Nebraska 
Game and Parks to form a unique partnership known as the Nebraska 
Prairie Partners. We are looking for a dynamic individual to carry out 
the following duties: -Assisting with implementation of educational 
programs including classroom presentations for all ages, field trips, 
and outreach activities at Bird Conservancy/NGPC bird-banding stations 
in Gering and Chadron, Panhandle Eco-Extravaganza about Prairies (PEEP), 
Family Nature Nights, After School Nature Clubs, Bioblitz, and partner 
events. -Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages. 
-Help with coordination/recruitment of volunteers. -Assisting with 
development/expansion of educational programs and materials. -Assisting 
with development of reports for various projects and grants. -Assisting 
with general Nebraska Prairie Partners operations.  Qualifications: The 
successful candidate will have: -Undergraduate degree in environmental 
education or environmental studies, with an emphasis in education, 
environmental science, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or 
related fields. Preference will be given to an applicant with previous 
environmental education experience. A background in shortgrass prairie 
wildlife ecology and birds preferred. -Public speaking skills and the 
ability to work with the public of all ages. -Excellent written and 
verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate through 
multiple media (print, TV, radio, Internet, public events, etc.) 
-Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, 
Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Microsoft Publisher software programs. -The 
ability to multi-task and prioritize. -The ability to carry out duties 
and directives under limited supervision. -A valid U.S. driver’s license 
and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites 
in western Nebraska. NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal 
vehicle may be required. -Ability to lift 40 lbs, stand and walk for 
extended periods of time. -Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) 
in Spanish a plus (but not required).  Compensation: $600-700/wk based 
on experience.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 
professional references in a single document to: (EM: alexandra.mayes AT 
birdconservancy.org).


Subject: Birdjobs -- February 14, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:01:37 -0500
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BANDING INTERN  at Manomet Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.manomet.org  Location: Plymouth, MA.  Duration: 2 months.  
Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 29 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: MANOMET BIRD OBSERVATORY SEEKS SPRING 2016 
SEASONAL BANDING INTERNS (14 Apr - 16 Jun). The Manomet Bird Observatory 
at Manomet, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 invites resumes by e-mail or 
mail (EM: edalton 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 on Cape Cod Bay, town nearby (walking), 
most facilities available. Will help two experienced banders and 
volunteers to run 50 nets dawn to dusk.  Qualifications: 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. ****Massachusetts 
requires proof of medical insurance for the duration of employment.****  
Compensation: Stipend of $100 per week for food and free organic 
vegetables later in the season.  To Apply: The Manomet Bird Observatory 
at Manomet, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 invites resumes by e-mail or 
mail (EM: edalton AT manomet.org) with phone numbers of two references.

PASSERINE BANDER  at Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Website: 
monomoybirds.org  Location: Cape Cod, MA.  Duration: April 14-May 31.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 1 
Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Massachusetts Audubon Society is a 
non-profit conservation and research organization conducting a broad 
range of studies across the state and beyond. We are looking for (1-2) 
experienced banders to help conduct spring migration banding operations 
at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on wildlife rich Cape 
Cod. Banders will assist in all aspects of running a constant effort 
banding station. Working each day from dawn until ~1200. Public and 
educational demonstrations are a key part of our project; we will 
encounter visitors in organized groups led by naturalists and individual 
walking the trails in this open property throughout the season. This is 
an excellent opportunity to develop additional skills handling North 
American songbirds, while gaining experience working with the public  
Qualifications: Each qualified candidate is expected to have a strong 
interest in avian biology and experience with identification, ageing, 
sexing, banding, and mist-netting of eastern North American passerines 
is a requirement. Possession of a subpermit issued by the federal bird 
banding lab is a preferred, but not strictly required.  Compensation: 
$10 per hour, 40 hours per week, modern housing is provided on-site at 
the cost of 35$ per week  To Apply: Send a cover letter highlighting 
banding experience, resume and three references to (EM: james.junda AT 
gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - RED AND GREEN MACAW REWILDING INITIATIVE IN 
ARGENTINA  at The Conservation Land Trust.  Website: 
http://proyectoibera.org/  Location: Corrientes, Argentina. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Job Description: We seek volunteer field 
assistants from mid-April to December 2016 for a rewilding project of 
the Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) in the savanna of Iberá, 
Corrientes, Argentina. Volunteer’s activities involve helping with the 
daily routines of the field site, which include: introducing the captive 
macaws to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior and diet, 
promoting flight through training, collecting their native food, 
maintaining their enclosure and surveying food availability in nearby 
forests. Volunteer field assistants will also be involved in the release 
and post release processes which will include VHF monitoring.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, self-disciplined, 
hardworking, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical weather and biting 
insects (mosquitoes, ticks, flies), willing to work in a group and able 
to tolerate rustic isolated living conditions. A sense of humor is 
vital. Applicants will share a room in a small cabin at the field site, 
located at 40 km from the city of Ituzaingó. Radio-telemetry experience 
is a big plus but not required. Applicants with horse-riding experience 
and Spanish language skills are preferred but these are not required 
either. 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, as well as food and lodging. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Corrientes or Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, 
Argentina.  To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with contact of two 
references to NOELIA VOLPE (EM: noelia.volpe AT fulbrightmail.org ). 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 Argentina prior to applying to the position. Feel free 
to email for further information.

SUMMER FIELD JOBS YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO  at Southern Sierra Research 
Station.  Website: http://www.southernsierraresearch.org  Location: 
Lower Colorado River AZ, CA.  Duration: 2.5-3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 9. Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Join us for an exciting summer on a long-term research 
project with the recently listed Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo, one of 
the most interesting and challenging birds in the Southwest. We are 
seeking 2 field supervisors and 7 surveyors/field assistants to conduct 
population monitoring of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the lower Colorado 
River in AZ and CA. The supervisors and most assistants must be 
available from June 1 until August 15-30. Those unable to work the 
entire period should still apply, as some positions are flexible. 
Primary duties: conducting Yellow-billed Cuckoo call-playback surveys, 
re-sighting color-banded cuckoos, assisting with target-netting, and 
data entry.  Qualifications: Required: Applicants must be enthusiastic 
and physically fit, have a solid work ethic, strong interpersonal 
skills, and excellent hearing and color vision. Previous avian field 
work (1 season) and the ability to use maps, compass, and GPS are 
required. Meticulous data collection and data entry skills are expected. 
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal cell phone, 
and current First Aid/CPR Certification or complete a free course online 
before the first day of work. Surveyors/assistants desired skills: 
conducting bird surveys, working with secretive birds, resighting 
color-bands, willing and able to carry heavy equipment. Supervisors must 
also have skills and experience in data management (MS Excel/Access) and 
crew management. Additionally, one supervisor or assistant requires 
extensive avian mist-netting, banding and processing experience, 350+ 
birds preferred. Work Conditions: Shared field housing is based in 
Blythe CA, and per diem/hotels are provided for occasional overnight 
trips to other field locations. The position involves hiking off-trail 
through restored riparian forest, while carrying moderately heavy packs. 
You must be able to tolerate adverse conditions including high 
temperatures and humidity and dense vegetation. You may encounter wild 
animals, venomous snakes, and biting insects including mosquitoes. All 
field work involves early morning rising (driving or hiking in the 
dark). Field work is done alone or in teams in remote areas. All field 
assistants will work 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days off. We work 
6-8 hours in the field daily in temperatures ranging from 80–110 F. Data 
is entered daily during and after returning from the field. Field 
housing and vehicles are provided. We cannot accommodate pets. All 
surveyors will receive USFWS-approved yellow-billed cuckoo survey 
training. Compensation: Starting salary: surveyors/field assistants 
$2,200 per month and up DOE. Supervisors/bander $2,500 and up DOE. 
Qualified couples are welcome to apply.   To Apply Email a cover letter 
stating your interest in which position(s), including dates of 
availability, and a resume including names, email and phone numbers of 3 
references to: Diane Tracy [EM: LCRjobs2016 (at) gmail.com] by March 30, 
2016. Applicants with extensive experience and interest in target 
netting/banding please provide details of numbers and species extracted, 
banded, and processed, all relevant banding training, and banding 
references. We will review applications as received and begin hiring as 
suitable applicants are found. Please combine documents into one file if 
possible (cover letter/resume/references), and include your name in the 
email subject and file name. We are unable to hire non-US citizens 
without a current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Please make 
sure your references are current and able to comment on your 
field/banding capabilities. The Southern Sierra Research Station is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.

SCIENCE DIRECTOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Fort Collins, CO.  Job Type: 
Permanent.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an 
integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Our work 
radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our 
mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering 
people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. 
Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the 
lives of people. We are headquartered in Brighton, Colorado with a 
satellite office in Fort Collins and staff members working out of 
partner offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota. Bird 
Conservancy supports nearly 50 full-time team members as well as 50 
seasonal staff members. Our annual budget is $5 million (~$2 million for 
the Science Team) and we have doubled in size in the last five years. We 
collaborate with more than 200 federal, state, university, and other 
non-government partners and administer 150 active contracts. Position 
Summary: The Science Director is primarily responsible for leading a 
team of biologists, partner relationships and fiscal management. We are 
looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability and desire to serve 
in this capacity. The Science Director will maintain, create, manage, 
and expand Bird Conservancy’s science programs and partnerships. The 
Science Director will oversee the day-to-day activities and provide 
vision for the Science Team. Bird Conservancy manages one of the largest 
breeding bird monitoring programs in the nation - the Integrated 
Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. We also host 
the Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center (RMADC) and are leaders in the 
Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) a group of international data nodes that 
maintains, analyzes and delivers bird conservation information. The 
Science Director works closely with other Bird Conservancy teams 
(Stewardship, Education and International) to accomplish bird 
conservation throughout the annual cycle (breeding, migration and 
non-breeding). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Leads Science 
Team through daily supervision and mentoring of staff, hiring staff and 
coordination of the work of the team including: o Ensures timely 
delivery of project deliverables o Develops and tracks budgets with the 
Science Program Administrator o Writes and reviews funding proposals o 
Writes and reviews reports and manuscripts for publication • 
Communicates with external partners to accomplish the mission of Bird 
Conservancy through local, regional and national bird conservation 
meetings • Serves on working groups and technical teams to advance bird 
conservation where appropriate or assigned • Stays current with 
innovative monitoring techniques and conservation science • Coordinates 
with other teams within Bird Conservancy to implement integrated bird 
conservation • Works with Administrative staff to ensure: accounting 
accuracy and systems are in place, adequate IT support is available to 
deliver program responsibilities, science activities are included in 
external communications and donor development and that internal 
communications are effective throughout the organization. • Serves as a 
member of the Bird Conservancy Leadership Team and provides input on the 
overall operation of the organization  Qualifications: Competency 
Requirements: The Science Director needs supervisory experience to 
manage a growing team working across a broad geographical range. This 
position requires an understanding of monitoring and research as related 
to bird conservation. Developing and maintaining partnerships within the 
bird conservation and natural resource community is imperative. The 
candidate must embody resourcefulness and personify team-oriented 
leadership skills. Additional requirements include: • Experience with 
avian research design, implementation, analysis, and report writing • 
Ability to manage budgets to ensure that projects are delivered on time 
and within budget • Ability to work in and build broad partnerships • 
Knowledge of grant funded programs and experience managing grant based 
research • Knowledge of avian natural history and ecology in the 
Rockies/Great Plains • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels 
of colleagues and partners in a positive, cooperative, and professional 
manner • Ability to remain positive, organized and professional under 
stressful situations and/or time-sensitive deadlines • 
Strategic-thinking with ability to foresee needs, opportunities, 
pitfalls and directions of new growth • Strong understanding of 
scientific principles and ability to evaluate credibility of research 
and monitoring techniques • Functional understanding of statistics 
including sampling design, Bayesian techniques, etc. • Knowledge of 
Citizen Science as means to engage others in our mission • An 
understanding of data management and user access as it relates to 
partners’ needs for dissemination of scientific knowledge, guiding 
conservation action and land management decisions Education/Experience: 
The candidate for the Science Director must have a combination of 10 
years of project management experience and advanced degrees in 
biological sciences, natural resources management or related 
disciplines. A Master’s degree and a minimum of 8 years project 
management experience or a PhD with a minimum of 4 years of experience 
preferred. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership, 
fundraising, and personnel supervision experience, and willingness to 
work as a team member for a growing non-profit organization.  
Compensation: Terms of Employment: The Science Director will report 
directly to the Bird Conservancy’s Deputy Director. Salary of 
$55,000-$70,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time regular, 
salaried position. Bird Conservancy offers generous paid time off 
(holidays, annual leave, and sick leave), a Simple IRA match, and 
health, dental, and vision insurance. The permanent office for this 
opportunity is in Fort Collins, CO. Travel is required. Bird Conservancy 
is an equal opportunity employer.  : How to apply: Send cover letter, 
resume and three (3) references in a single document by email to (EM: 
Kacie.Miller AT birdconservancy.org) by February 19, 2016.

BANDING PROGRAM MANAGER  at Golden Gate Raptor Observator  Website: 
http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  Location: San Francisco 
Bay Area, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory (GGRO), a long-term, community science program of the Golden 
Gate National Parks Conservancy, consists of 300 volunteers, five 
seasonal interns, and four paid staff studying the autumn flight of 
thousands of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Located across the 
Golden Gate from San Francisco, the Marin Headlands are part of the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) and include 
the most productive raptor migration lookout in the Pacific States. 
Position Overview: The GGRO Banding Program Manager will manage the 
GGRO’s autumn volunteer raptor banding program in the Marin Headlands 
plus related research functions. This includes extremely varied tasks 
requiring both office and field time, and coordination and management of 
a 100-person volunteer team. The position entails oversight of the 
GGRO’s raptor banding program, also management of the banding program’s 
lure animal facility, as well as coordination of other aspects of GGRO 
research such as laboratory studies. The Banding Coordinator mostly 
works in a small team setting with other staff and volunteer managers. 
GGRO staff work closely with an extensive NPS and Parks Conservancy 
staff. Some evening and weekend work will be required, especially in 
summer and fall. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Research and Data 
-Manages research on migratory raptors: banding, and other related 
studies -Oversees all banding equipment, vehicle, field sites, and 
maintenance -Manages all aspects of captive bird facility including 
cleaning, feeding, treatments, and work-days -Training and evaluation of 
volunteers, volunteer leaders, and interns -Organization of banding data 
entry, management, and reporting to permitters and agencies -Prepares 
and presents reports, articles and lectures for volunteer and public 
education forums -Coordinates with NPS and Conservancy biologists, 
rangers and professional colleagues -With GGRO research team, analyzes 
and prepares results for scientific presentations and publications 
-Supervises 100+ volunteer banders and seasonal research interns  
Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Scientific: 
Knowledge of bird biology; competent in research design and methods; 
familiarity with scientific literature related to birds, migration, and 
raptors. -Ornithology: Experience and passion for ornithological 
fieldwork. Commitment to conservation biology. Bird-banding, field 
identification, and handling experience. Raptor experience preferred. 
Bird husbandry experience preferred. -Mechanical/Carpentry: general 
background/skills with carpentry tools and mechanical problem-solving. 
-Communication: Excellent interpersonal skills; speaks clearly and 
effectively, is thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and 
informatively; varies writing style to meet needs. -Teamwork: 
Contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone's efforts to 
succeed; balances team and individual responsibilities. -Judgement: 
Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; can clearly explain reasoning for 
decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process. 
Ability to be self-critical. -Personability: Shows skill and enthusiasm 
for working with all types of people and personalities. Strategic 
thinking: develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; 
understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; adapts strategy to 
changing conditions -Quality: demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy 
and thoroughness -Supervisory: Experience coordinating volunteers and 
supervising interns. -Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, 
especially including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint -Database 
management and statistical package experience. Stats analysis and GIS 
preferred. Physical Requirements and Work Environments: -Work is 
performed both in an office and outdoor settings -Work is primarily 
performed standing or walking -Fieldwork will include sitting on a stool 
for up to 8 hours -Work requires squatting and kneeling -Work frequently 
requires walking and lifting in varied terrain under a range of weather 
conditions -Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up 
to 50 pounds -Adequate vision to spot and identify raptors required 
-Must drive 4WD vehicles over rough dirt roads; drivers license required 
Education and Work experience: -BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field required; MS or comparable research experience preferred 
-Work experience required: 5+ years, including some supervisor/ 
management experience -Conservation biology experience; familiarity with 
raptor biology & research field preferred Compensation will be 
commensurate with work experience, skills, and education background. 
This is a full time position that includes a generous benefits 
package.   To apply: Please use our online application to submit your 
resume, cover letter and contact info for three references: 

http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7880ec5262b6b301527b1c83a5779e&gns=Other 

Or send hard copy to GGRO, Bldg 1064, Ft Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965. 
No phone calls please. Address serious questions to (EM: afish AT 
parksconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed Feb 15, 2016. The 
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Recruitment, placement, and promotions are conducted without regards to 
an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, 
physical handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation, or any other 
classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

HAWKWATCH PROGRAM MANAGER
  at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  Location: San Francisco 
Bay Area, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory (GGRO), a long-term, community science program of the Golden 
Gate National Parks Conservancy, consists of 300 volunteers, five 
seasonal interns, and four paid staff studying the autumn flight of 
thousands of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Located across the 
Golden Gate from San Francisco, the Marin Headlands are part of the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) and include 
the most productive raptor migration lookout in the Pacific States. 
Position Overview: The GGRO   Program Manager will manage the GGRO’s 
autumn volunteer raptor counting program in the Marin Headlands plus 
related research and outreach functions. This includes coordination and 
management of a 150-person volunteer counting team, co-management of a 
35-person telemetry team, plus training and oversight of interns and 
volunteers conducting outreach programs at the count site. The Manager 
will also coordinate outreach and educational activities for GGRO, as 
well as creating material for the GGRO newsletters and website. The   
Manager will work in a small team setting with other staff and volunteer 
managers. GGRO staff also work closely with an extensive NPS and Parks 
Conservancy staff. Some evening and weekend work will be required, 
especially in summer and fall. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Research 
and Data -Manages research on migratory raptors: counting, telemetry, 
and related studies -Oversees all program equipment, vehicle, field 
sites, and maintenance -Manages GGRO’s Museum/Teaching Collection, 
including hundreds of bird skins & artifacts -Training and evaluation of 
volunteers, volunteer leaders, and interns -Organization of   data 
entry, management, analysis, and reporting -Manages GGRO outreach 
including coordinating docents, tabling at bird fairs, enlisting 
speakers, classroom visits, volunteer recruitment -Prepares and presents 
reports, articles, blogs, and lectures, as well as social media and 
website material for volunteer and public education forums -Coordinates 
with NPS and Conservancy biologists, rangers and professional colleagues 
-With GGRO research team, analyzes data and prepares results for 
scientific presentations and publications -Supervises 150+ volunteer  
ers, telemetrists, and seasonal interns Qualifications: Required 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Scientific: Knowledge of bird 
biology; competent in research design and methods; familiarity with 
scientific literature related to birds, migration, and raptors. 
-Ornithology: Experience and passion for ornithological fieldwork. 
Commitment to conservation biology. Raptor field biology preferred. 
Birding/Field Identification: Strong background in, and passion for, 
birding. North American raptor experience valued. -Communication: 
Excellent interpersonal skills; speaks clearly and effectively, is 
thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing 
style to meet needs. -Teamwork: Contributes to achieving group goals; 
supports everyone's efforts to succeed; balances team and individual 
responsibilities. -Judgement: Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; can 
clearly explain reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in 
decision-making process. Ability to be self-critical. -Personability: 
Shows skill and enthusiasm for working with all types of people and 
personalities. -Strategic thinking: develops strategies to achieve 
organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and 
weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions -Quality: 
demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness 
-Supervisory: Experience coordinating volunteers and supervising 
interns. -Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, especially including 
Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint -Database management and statistical 
package experience. Stats analysis and GIS preferred. Physical 
Requirements and Work Environments: -Work is performed both in an office 
and outdoor setting -Work is primarily performed standing or walking 
-Fieldwork often requires standing on an open hillside for 6 hours under 
a range of weather conditions -Fieldwork will include sitting on a stool 
for up to 8 hours -Work requires squatting and kneeling -Work frequently 
requires walking and lifting in varied terrain under a range of weather 
conditions -Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up 
to 50 pounds -Adequate vision to spot and identify raptors required 
-Must drive 4WD vehicles over rough dirt roads; drivers license required 
Education and Work experience: -BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field required; MS or comparable research experience preferred 
-Work experience required: 5+ years, including some supervisory 
experience -Conservation biology experience; familiarity with raptor 
biology & research field preferred  Compensation will be commensurate 
with work experience, skills, and education background. This is a 
fulltime position with a generous benefits package.  To apply: Please 
use our online application to submit your resume, cover letter and 
contact info for three references: 

http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7880ec5262b6b301527b2f9dcb0431&gns=Other 

Or send hard copy to GGRO, Bldg 1064, Ft Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965. 
No phone calls please. Address serious questions to (EM: afish AT 
parksconservancy.org). Applications will be reviewed Feb 15, 2016. The 
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Recruitment, placement, and promotions are conducted without regards to 
an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, 
physical handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation, or any other 
classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (SEVERAL)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Great Plains from 
Texas to North Dakota.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 10+ Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016. Job Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is 
seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the 
Great Plains, from the Texas Panhandle and western New Mexico up to the 
Dakotas. This crew will be taking part in a new effort to expand our 
bird monitoring program into the Southern Great Plains. The crew will 
also cover our ongoing survey effort in the Northern Great Plains across 
Nebraska, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and southwestern North 
Dakota. For additional information about the program, please visit 
http://www.birdconse...imbcr-program/. The position will run from April 
18 through early July with the possibility for continued employment 
entering and proofing data. A later start date of May 10 may be 
available for a small number of positions. Surveys will be in a variety 
of habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, coniferous 
forests, sandhills and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the expansive study 
area, including Upland Sandpiper, Painted Bunting, Prairie Falcon, 
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Burrowing Owl, 
Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Cassin’s Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner, 
and Mountain Plover. 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 10 days on and 4 days off. Technicians 
must be able to identify all bird species found across the Great Plains 
by sight and sound upon completion of training. Applicants should expect 
to hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions with 
occasionally steep and rugged terrain. Primitive camping, often without 
phone service or facilities will be required. Some overnight backcountry 
travel may be necessary. Completion of job duties may periodically 
require long days in the field.  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 navigating in the 
backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 
years of age.  Compensation: Salary range of $2200-2700 per month (DOE). 
Reimbursement for project-related driving and some recreational travel 
is provided as well as approximately $100 per week in camping and 
lodging reimbursement.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your 
bird identification knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and 
at least three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to both 
Brittany Woiderski (brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org ) and Jeff 
Birek (jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org). Positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Smithsonian National Zoological Park / Migratory 
Bird Center.  Website: 
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/birds/experience_migration.cfm 
Location: Washington, DC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANT 
needed 1 April through 1 July, 2016 to assist with the capture of 
migratory birds in urban/suburban areas of Washington DC. Birds captured 
will be part of an exciting new exhibit called “Experience Migration” 
which unites The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the National Zoo 
in Washington, DC. This work requires an ability to capture, color-band, 
and measure birds unassisted in urban/suburban settings and parks  
Qualifications: Applicants MUST be able to place mist nets, capture, 
band, measure, body score, age, and sex focal bird species unassisted. 
In addition, strong applicants will have experience or interest in, 
welfare of birds within a captive setting. Assisting with data entry and 
process documentation required. Ability to work from early morning 
onward 6 days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks in 
humid conditions required. Applicants must have a valid US driver’s 
license and must own a vehicle.  Compensation: $1800/month. Shared 
housing will be provided.”  To Apply: Please send cover letter 
expressing your interest, CV, and the names and contact information of 
three references to SARA HALLAGER, National Zoological Park, (EM: 
hallagers AT si.edu) by February 26, 2016.

BIRD RESEARCH FIELD ASSISTANT (5)  at University of Missouri. Location: 
Ellington, MO.  Duration: 6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The 
Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is seeking 5 field 
assistants to work on a study of the effects of forest management on 
Neotropical Migrant birds from May 23 through July 1. Running 
continuously since 1991, the MOFEP bird study 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. The bird study is one component of this 100 year 
ecological experiment. Though the position is short term, it provides an 
opportunity to gain field experience in the Ozark region. This region 
contains one of the largest blocks of contiguous forest in the central 
United States and has been recognized as a globally important bird area. 
Qualifications: Assistants should have experience identifying eastern 
North American forest birds by sight and sound and be able to conduct 
point counts over hilly terrain in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. 
Experience with nest searching and monitoring is also desirable.  
Compensation: Pay is $10.24 per hour for this 6 week position. Housing 
and necessary field equipment provided.   To apply, please send a letter 
and resume or CV describing your interest, experience, relevant 
coursework, qualifications and reference contact information to: Dr. 
PAUL PORNELUZI (EM ppornelu AT centralmethodist.edu) Subject = "MOFEP 
Application"

WETLAND BIRD AND FROG SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Bird Studies Canada. 
Website: http://www.birdscanada.org/news/job-opportunities Location: 
Southern Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2-4. Final number dependent on funding. Application 
Deadline: 22 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Bird Studies Canada seeks two 
to four (2-4) Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technicians to conduct point 
count surveys in wetlands throughout southern Ontario. The final number 
of positions that will be filled is dependent on funding, which is 
currently pending. Under the guidance of the Ontario Program Scientist, 
each Wetland Bird and Frog Survey Technician will: •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; •enter 
survey data into an online database throughout and/or after the field 
season; and •assist the Ontario Program Scientist to complete other 
tasks associated with the project as needed. Each position is a salaried 
term contract position: •Each contract begins Mon 9 May 2016 and extends 
12 weeks in duration, ending Fri 29 July 2016. Qualifications: Suitable 
candidates must have the following qualifications: •be able to legally 
work in Ontario; •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 certification or 
be willing to obtain it at his/her expense; •be willing and able to 
travel to Port Rowan, Ontario at his/her expense from time to time 
throughout the duration of the contract; •have demonstrated ability to 
work both independently and as part of a group; and •have demonstrated 
ability for attention to detail under demanding field conditions. 
Successful candidates will also very likely have most or all of the 
following assets: •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; •be familiar with basic experimental design, 
ideally including first-hand experience with randomly choosing permanent 
sampling plots to estimate characteristics of wildlife populations of 
interest; •have experience working with landowners to obtain permission 
to work on private land; •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. Please note that successful candidates 
will be required to obtain a satisfactory score on a challenging online 
marsh bird and frog visual and auditory identification test. As well, 
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.  Compensation: 
Value of Term Contract $2,100-$2,500/month plus legal benefits depending 
on experience, plus transportation, accommodation, and food covered by 
the project during field work.  To Apply: Competition open until 8 am 
EST Mon 22 February 2016. Qualified candidates should submit a cover 
letter and resume that: a) outlines how they meet the qualifications and 
assets outlined above; and b) includes names, titles, and contact 
information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) 
references to: Dr. DOUG TOZER, Ontario Program Scientist, Bird Studies 
Canada, Port Rowan, Ontario (EM: dtozer AT birdscanada.org). A cover 
letter and resume must be submitted as a single e-mail attachment. Bird 
Studies Canada appreciates the interest of all of those who apply, but 
only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER NEST MONITORS (2)  at Wisconsin Department of Natural 
Resources.  Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/  Location: Statewide, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: ~3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Wisconsin Kirtland's Warbler Project is seeking two qualified nest 
monitors for the 2016 breeding season. The work will be focused on 
Wisconsin’s main breeding sites in central Wisconsin and on other 
possible sites to be determined as breeding activity is identified (e.g. 
Bayfield and Marinette Counties). The first nest monitor will begin in 
early to mid-May, will generally not require travel outside of Adams 
County, and will continue until the end of July. The second nest monitor 
will begin around June 1, will require 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 sites; 7) produce interim and final reports; 8) conduct 
other project related duties as assigned. In addition, the 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 a 
related field, must be able to identify Wisconsin's shrubland birds by 
sight and sound, and must be proficient 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. 
Must provide own transportation. Housing can be provided in addition to 
pay if required.  Compensation: $5,000 for the season  To Apply: If 
interested, send a resume and cover letter to DAVIN LOPEZ of the 
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources at (EM: Davin.Lopez AT 
Wisconsin.gov) by March 1, 2016. For more information, contact Davin at 
the email above or by phone (PH: 608-266-0837).

BIRD PROGRAM MANAGER/MIGRATORY GAME BIRD BIOLOGIST  at New Mexico Dept. 
of Game and Fish.  Website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ Location: 
Santa Fe, NM.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Primary responsibilities 
include serving as the Departments statewide migratory game bird 
biologist, serving on various bird technical committees, and as the 
Departments technical representative on the Central Flyway Council. This 
position will also supervise the Departments wild turkey, small game, 
and nongame bird program biologists. This position will develop and 
implement bird programs, including collecting and analyzing population 
and harvest data, reporting on harvest trends of game species and 
population trends of game and nongame birds, and participating in the 
development of management goals, and projects. This position will assist 
in the development of hunting regulations for small game, turkey, and 
migratory game birds based upon input from the hunting community, State 
Game Commission, and other interests. Work with Department staff to 
coordinate development of habitat improvement initiatives on public and 
private lands. Responsible for the programmatic contracts and federal 
grant documents.  Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's 
Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university 
and five (5) years of professional level experience operating within 
parameters and guidelines directly related to the purpose of the 
position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Any 
combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or 
direct experience in this occupation totaling nine (9) years may 
substitute for the required education and 1/27/2016 Job Bulletin 

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=1341638&sharedWindow=0 

2/5 experience.  Compensation: $39,686.40 $ 69,035.20 Annually  To 
Apply: Apply through the State Personnel Office at 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1341638/bird-program-manager-dgf-37970 


RIO GRANDE JOINT VENTURE CONSERVATION COORDINATOR  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://abcbirds.org/  Location: flexible. 
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The person in this position serves as the 
Coordinator for the Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) partnership, and 
assumes principal responsibilities for initiating, facilitating, 
integrating, coordinating, communicating, and directing the work and 
activities of the partnership. Work and activities relate to several 
primary functional aspects of Joint Venture implementation and 
administration, including biological planning, conservation design, 
conservation delivery, research, monitoring/evaluation, and 
Communication/Outreach. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the 
RGJV Management Board, working groups, teams, and other partners to 
develop, initiate and link priority work assignments within these 
functional areas and provide the oversight and direction necessary for 
successful completion. The Coordinator represents the interests of the 
RGJV and its partners in a variety of professional forums. The 
Coordinator plays a key role in developing, maintaining and advancing a 
strategic, landscape oriented, partnership-driven approach to integrated 
migratory bird conservation in the geography of the RGJV.  
Qualifications: • A background in bird conservation, biology, landscape 
ecology or similarly related field, with more than 5 years’ experience. 
• Masters degree or higher preferred, but others will be considered with 
relevant experience. • Spanish language skills preferred. Other Duties: 
• Significant travel required throughout the year (35%+). Including 
travel within Mexico. • Office location is preferred to be located 
within the RGJV geography. (US) • Salary dependent on experience, but 
will be comparable to other Joint Venture Coordinators. • The 
Coordinator position will be hosted by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) 
and will be entitled to all the benefits and administrative support that 
comes with being an employee. • The Coordinator position will be dual 
supervised by RGJV Management Board and ABC • The Coordinator will serve 
as the supervisor of the RGJV Assistant Coordinator. • Demonstrated 
ability to translate strategic, visionary ideas into functioning, 
sustainable programs and initiatives that produce lasting results. • 
Experience in working with international partners, networks, and 
governments. Demonstrated success in working with a work wide variety of 
people and partner institutions, and in cross-cultural situations. • 
Ability to build, lead and manage multiple campaigns or projects 
concurrently, and meet deadlines. • Ability to both take direction and 
build consensus. • Excellent oral and written communications skills. • 
Technical proficiency in writing and reviewing scientific research. 
Knowledge of basic geospatial analysis and basic statistics a plus. • 
Able to travel, often on short notice. • Highly committed to 
conservation and to ABC’s conservation mission (see www.abcbirds.org).  
Compensation: • Salary dependent on experience, but will be comparable 
to other Joint Venture Coordinators.  To Apply: Please email a cover 
letter and resume as one document (either Word or as PDF) to (EM: hr AT 
abcbirds.org).

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INTERN  at New Mexico Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.newmexicowildlifecenter.org  Location: Espanola, NM.  
Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Supervised by the Rehabilitation staff; Assist 
the Rehabilitation staff with all aspects of care in wildlife hospital 
to include (but not limited to): stabilizing incoming animals, food 
preparation, feeding, medication administration, radiograph reading, 
charting, following medical orders, animal management, release 
preparation. This internship is very hands-on from start to finish. 
Intern must be competent and confident in their ability to work with 
others as well as on their own. The intern may have opportunities to 
observe surgical procedures (limited opportunity). NMWC does NOT 
rehabilitate coyote, fox, skunk or raccoon. Therefore, there will likely 
not be opportunity for mammal handling/experience without special 
circumstance. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT Intern agrees to be available 40 – 50 
hours per week for ten weeks from early June – August. All schedules 
will include weekend/holiday shifts Possible opportunities for extending 
the internship an additional two weeks (unpaid), housing provided. If 
interested, please state in cover letter. Intern agrees to participate 
in an intern orientation session Intern agrees to participate in 
periodic progress review with supervisor Intern agrees to complete an 
exit interview or paper survey at the end of internship Intern agrees to 
take part in weekly group quizzes to demonstrate the understanding of 
material being taught Intern agrees to complete an itemized skills 
checklist prior to completing internship THE NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE CENTER 
(NMWC) AGREEMENT NWMC agrees to provide training and supervision to 
intern NWMC agrees to provide opportunities for skill enhancement NWMC 
agrees to pay intern a stipend of $1,000 and provide on-site housing for 
duration of internship NWMC agrees to provide an opportunity for 
feedback on intern experience  Qualifications: An interest in wildlife 
rehabilitation with some experience working with wild or domestic 
animals in a supervised animal care setting: zoo, rehabilitation, 
veterinary, biological research. Demonstrated ability to take direction, 
follow care instructions and complete tasks A currently enrolled student 
in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program with an interest in 
pursuing a wildlife, veterinary, vet tech, biology or related degree 
Must provide professional reference contacts from work or related 
experiences with application materials Compensation: $1,000 stipend.  To 
Apply: Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes current 
education status and work history that relates to work with animals 
along with 3 professional reference contacts. Applications are accepted 
December 14th, 2015 – February 19th, 2016 for the following summer. 
Interviews will commence in early March. Internship begins in very early 
June, specific dates to be determined when interns are selected. All 
interns must start on the same date, thus there will be no flexibility 
in start date. Please email them to (EM: alissa AT 
newmexicowildlifecenter.org), or mail them to: ALISSA MUNDT,  New Mexico 
Wildlife Center, Post Office Box 246, Espanola, New Mexico 87532 
**Please ensure you include: current contact information, a short 
description of interest in the internship and three references, dates of 
availability and interest in two week (unpaid) extension in your 
application.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION MANAGER  at Hawaii Wildlife Center. Website: 
http://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org/  Location: Kapaau, Hawaii.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: The mission of the Hawai’i Wildlife Center 
(HWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect, conserve, and 
aid in the recovery of Hawai‘i's native wildlife through hands–on 
treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs. 
The HWC will provide for the best achievable medical and husbandry care 
for reported sick, injured and orphaned indigenous and endemic wildlife, 
including those affected by natural and man-made disasters, returning 
those successfully treated back to the wild. Our wildlife service area 
extends more than 1,000 nautical miles, up to and including the 
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which covers roughly 140,000 
square miles of islets, reefs and waters, an area larger than all of 
America’s National Parks combined. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager 
is responsible to efficiently develop and manage animal care operations 
at HWC and maintain the highest quality of care possible. The HWC 
hospital specializes in the care of over 70 different species and 
subspecies of native birds and the Hawaiian hoary bat. This is an 
excellent opportunity to work for a brand new and exciting one of a kind 
wildlife conservation, response and rehabilitation organization in the 
Pacific islands region. You will be able to play an important role in 
the preservation of Hawai’i’s native wildlife, its natural richness and 
cultural heritage. The Rehabilitation Manager reports directly to the 
Center Director. Candidates must able to handle individual animals in a 
caring, safe and humane manner. Work maturely and respectfully with 
diverse groups of people and maintain high quality customer/public 
relations. Be skilled at conflict management to support the office 
administration staff with challenging phone calls or walk-in customers 
as needed. Communicate clearly about HWC’s mission, the care and 
treatment of animals, and the safety of the public and other employees. 
And represent HWC professionally at all times. Candidates should possess 
the ability to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases 
and situations for which there may be no existing protocols. Work 
quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions and be able 
to handle multiple responsibilities. Keen interest in wildlife 
conservation issues is a must. Leadership, management skills and a team 
player mentality are vital in working cooperatively with HWC’s small 
staff. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are 
essential. An understanding of Hawai‘i and its people is preferred. 
Candidates must be willing and able to travel Statewide and nationally 
on occasion. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Train and 
supervise animal care staff to set and maintain high quality of care 
standards, develop and refine species protocols and oversee 
rehabilitation treatment plans including, but not limited to, 
nutritional aspects (diets and formulas fed), pre-release conditioning, 
housing, release preparation, etc. • Assists animal care staff with 
day-to-day care of animals. Oversee and move animals through the 
rehabilitation process in a timely manner, and ensure that animal care 
needs are being met. • Work closely with the wildlife veterinary team to 
carry out care plans and determine final disposition of animals 
undergoing veterinary care. Provides medical team with assistance as 
needed. • Work with animal care staff to determine final disposition of 
wild patients, to evaluate and ensure timely and appropriate release of 
all wildlife patients. • Keep Center Director apprised of animal intake, 
in-house patients and their status, animal care needs, quality of animal 
care, patient procedures and programmatic needs. • Ensure that animals 
are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety and 
that staff are trained and following safety procedures. • Monitor and 
identify enclosure and facility construction and maintenance needs, and 
assist in planning future wildlife rehabilitation operations. • Ensure 
that protocols for infection control are being followed by animal care 
staff. • Maintain inventory and oversee the purchasing of animal diets 
and rehabilitation supplies within budget guidelines. • Directly 
supervise the scheduling, daily activities and performance of wildlife 
rehabilitators, interns and volunteers. • Maintain open lines of 
communication, including routine wildlife staff meetings. • Develop, 
implement, and coordinate rehabilitation staff training program. Work 
with Volunteer Manager to develop, implement and coordinate volunteer 
and intern training programs. • Remain current and assist in keeping 
staff current on rehabilitation methods and captive care of wildlife 
through literature review, attending courses and conferences, meetings 
and workshops, presenting papers for publication, and networking with 
the rehabilitation community. • Oversee smooth and accurate operation of 
wildlife database and compile and analyze animal intake statistics for 
various reporting needs. • Oversee animal care health records and 
documentation of daily animal care. • Assist Center Director in the 
development of annual state and federal wildlife reports together with 
the administration staff. • Assist Center Director and other members of 
the wildlife management team with written policies and procedures as 
needed. • Develop and implement rehabilitation research as needed.  
Qualifications: • Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited 
university, or equivalent experience. • Must have a minimum of two years 
experience working full time in a wildlife rehabilitation center or 
equivalent animal care facility with at least one year of supervisory 
experience. Must have experience working with a wide variety of wild 
birds. Must have considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation. • 
Must be able to make euthanasia decisions and perform euthanasia 
procedures. • Must be willing and able to work daily with wild animals 
and have a good understanding of natural history and wild animal 
behavior. • Must have knowledge and experience in wildlife medicine 
equivalent to a veterinary technician level (be able to take 
radiographs, perform lab work, physical exams, take blood, give 
intravenous and subcutaneous fluids, initiate treatment, calculate doses 
and administer drugs, perform anesthesia and assist in surgery). 
Candidates with a registered veterinary technician or relevant medical 
background preferred. • Must be capable of achieving a masters banding 
permit. • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Hawaii Drivers License 
with no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses. • Must be 
able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds of weight • Must be legally entitled 
to work in the United States of America  Compensation: SALARY: 
Commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Please email cover letter, 
resume, and three references to (EM: info AT hawaiiwildlifecenter.org).

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Location: 
Karrak Lake, Nunavut, Canada.  Duration: approximately 9 weeks.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Assist with research on nutritional and 
population ecology 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 (67º14'N, 100º15'W). DUTIES include snow 
surveys, anatomical dissections, measuring and candling eggs, nest 
searching islands for sea duck nests and capture of hens, live-capture 
of lemmings, general camp chores. DATES approximately 13 May to 25 July, 
with limited flexibility.  Qualifications: Prior research experience is 
not necessary; we seek individuals who are tolerant and flexible to 
varying personalities and working conditions (rudimentary living 
conditions with little privacy, inclement weather, mosquitoes, hiking up 
to 30 km/day over challenging terrain, pulling boats over crumbing ice, 
working in bear country, travel by various aircraft), able to take 
initiative with tasks both in the field and back at camp, and in good 
physical condition with extensive outdoor experience. First aid/CPR 
certification and Pleasure Craft Operator license are required; 
experience with boats and firearms a definite plus. Due to immigration 
challenges, only Canadian citizens and residents will be considered.  
Compensation: Positions are VOLUNTEER, but travel, accommodations, 
safety training, and food are provided.  To Apply: For more information, 
please contact DANA KELLETT at Environment Canada at (EM: dana.kellett 
AT canada.ca).

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY INTERN  at Shoreline Education and Awareness (SEA).  
Website: http://www.sea-edu.org  Location: Bandon, Oregon. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: DUE TO FUNDING SOURCE RESTRICTIONS, WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT 
APPLICANTS BORN AFTER APRIL 11, 1991 (AGE 25 OR YOUNGER) Position 
Summary: The Intern will be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Refuge Manager. This full-time (40 hours/week) internship offers 
the opportunity to gain field experience conducting bird surveys and a 
variety of other biological field techniques. The intern will work 
closely with the Refuge Biologist to conduct bird surveys, assist with 
wildlife management programs, and conduct outreach activities. The 
primary duty of the intern will be to conduct weekly bird surveys on 
established transects throughout Bandon Marsh NWR using Distance 
Sampling methods. Secondary duties will include invasive plant removal 
and assisting the Biologist with a variety of other field and data entry 
tasks. There may be sufficient time for the Intern to conduct a personal 
independent field study using Refuge resources, subject to the 
Biologist’s approval. General Responsibilities (to include, but not 
limited to): • Conduct bird surveys using established field protocols, 
which involve identifying birds by sight and sound, estimating the 
distance to the birds detected, recording field data, and entering data 
in an electronic database. • Assist the Refuge Biologist as needed with 
field tasks including nesting seabird observations, mosquito monitoring, 
and invasive plant mapping and removal. • Assist with general office 
duties directly related to field work, including data entry into MS 
Excel spreadsheets and Access database. • Assist the Refuge’s Friends 
Group, Shoreline Education for Awareness, and the Refuge with the 
development of outreach programs and special events that focus on 
teaching people of all ages about wildlife conservation.  
Qualifications: Position Requirements: • Course work related to 
obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in wildlife biology, 
zoology, environmental science, or related field. • Demonstrated 
proficiency at identifying birds of the Pacific Northwest in the field 
by sight and sound, such as experience conducting point counts. • 
Ability to walk for hours while wearing chest waders over uneven and 
muddy ground while diligently collecting scientific observations. • A 
cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team and 
independently. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • 
Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record. 
Preferred Qualifications: • Broad interests in field ecology and natural 
history. • Comfortable doing repetitive field work in adverse weather 
conditions including incessant rain and biting wind. • Familiarity with 
terrestrial and estuarine ecosystems. • Good written and oral 
communication skills.  Compensation: Intern Benefits Include: • A 
taxable, monthly living allowance of $1,200. • Upon successful 
completion of the term of service, an award of $1,200. • Professional 
development, training, and networking opportunities. • Free housing at 
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge including utilities. Intern will 
have private bedroom, with ample shared kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and 
living space, wi-fi, and TV with DVD player (no cable). Sorry, no pets 
allowed. • Opportunity to conduct independent study project on the 
Refuge. Transportation Information: • Government vehicle is available 
for official USFWS activities. • Intern is responsible for personal 
transportation needs  To Apply: Application Process: Send letter of 
interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and contact 
information for three references to BILL BRIDGELAND (see below) by 
February 19, 2016. Indicate your birding skill level and experience, and 
address the other requirements and qualifications listed above. 
Questions about the position? Contact: BILL BRIDGELAND, Fish and 
Wildlife Biologist, Bandon Marsh NWR, P.O. Box 99, Bandon, OR (PH: 
541-347-1470 EM: bill_bridgeland AT fws.gov) Additional information 
about Bandon Marsh NWR and the Oregon Coast NWR Complex: 
http:/www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/ http://www.facebook.com/usfwsoregoncoast 
Additional information about Bandon and the Oregon South Coast: 
http://www.ci.bandon.or.us/ http://www.co.coos.or.us/

PRAIRIE BIRD BANDING TECHNICIANS  at Koper lab, University of Manitoba.  
Website: 
http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/nri_aboutNK.htm 
Location: Brooks, Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The 
Koper Lab at the University of Manitoba is seeking four to six (4-6) 
field technicians to assist with nest searching and capture of grassland 
songbirds for the summer 2016 field season. Our lab is using genetics, 
stress physiology, and demographics of chestnut-collared longspurs and 
Savannah sparrows to explore the effects of oil infrastructure on 
prairie songbirds in southern Alberta. Successful candidates will be 
stationed in Brooks, Alberta (accommodations provided) and live with 
several other field assistants/volunteers/graduate students working on 
the project. Though work weeks should average 40 hours, some will likely 
be longer or shorter depending on nesting activity. In the past we have 
had opportunities for group excursions to nearby attractions (Rocky 
Mountains: Banff, Waterton Lakes, and Jasper National Parks within 3 
hour drive; Dinosaur Provincial Park within 1 hour; and Cypress Hills 
Interprovincial Park within 2 hour drive). We are also accepting 
applications for volunteers (minimum 1 month stay) for those wishing to 
gain pertinent experience; room and board will be provided. Please 
specify in your email and cover letter if you would like to be 
considered for a volunteer position if we cannot offer you a paid 
position. Duties: Bird banding and mist-netting Behavioural observations 
and nest searching Blood/feather sampling of adults and nestlings Drive 
4X4 vehicles, navigate with township maps and GPS Data entry Dates: 
starts May 1st and ends July 31st 2016 (dates negotiable).  
Qualifications: Essential qualifications: • Highly motivated, proactive, 
and positive attitude. • Ability to work well individually and as part 
of a team, interacting with local landowners and ranchers as needed • 
Experience using binoculars or spotting scope to sight and observe 
colour-banded birds • Experience using GPS units, compass, and maps for 
navigation in remote areas • Ability to work outdoors for extended 
periods with mosquitos and heat • Ability to walk 10 – 15 km/day • 
Ability to live in close living quarters with several people for 
extended period of time • Flexible with long and irregular hours, 
dependent on weather conditions • Proficient with spreadsheet software • 
Valid driver’s license Desired qualifications: • Bird banding experience 
• Experience sampling blood from small songbirds • Experience 
identifying birds (sight and sound) and grassland vegetation a plus • 
Experience driving 4X4 vehicle • First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, and H2S 
training.  Compensation: $1800 - $2000 / month (dependent on 
experience), housing included.  To Apply: Please send application, 
consisting of a cover letter, CV, and list of three (3) references in 
one pdf document to MARIE-EVE CYR (EM: cyrm345 AT myumanitoba.ca), ALEX 
HEATHCOTE (EM: heathcal AT myumanitoba.ca) and PAULSON DES BRISAY (EM: 
Paulson.DesBrisay AT umanitoba.ca).  Number of Openings: 4 to 6.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Idaho.  Location: 
Southeastern California and Southwestern Arizona.  Duration: 
Approximately one month beginning in mid-April.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The University of 
Idaho is seeking a seasonal field technician to assist in a study of 
endangered Yuma Ridgway’s Rail in Southwestern Arizona and Southeastern 
California. The technician will help a graduate student attach solar 
satellite transmitters to the endangered rails to document dispersal 
movements. Field work will occur in marshes at the Salton Sea National 
Wildlife Refuge, the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, and nearby 
wetlands. The goal of the project is to document dispersal behavior of 
juvenile rails (distances moved, directions moved, phenology of 
movements) to help assess the potential impact of solar energy 
facilities in the southwestern U.S. on migrating/dispersing rails. 
Housing will be provided on one of the refuges. Duties will include but 
are not limited to: 1.Conducting marsh bird surveys 2.Capturing and 
banding Yuma Ridgway’s Rails 3.Outfitting the rails with solar satellite 
transmitters 4.Setting marsh bird traps in the marsh 5.Some manual 
telemetry  Qualifications: A strong work ethic and the ability to get 
along with others in the field. Candidates should be comfortable with 
early morning field work and warm temperatures.  Compensation: $10-12 
per hour DOE.  To Apply: To apply please send, in a single document, a 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to 
(EM: eamonharrity AT gmail.com). Applicants will be considered as they 
are received.

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Virginia Tech.  Location: The Bahamas. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: We will be hiring one full-time field assistant for three 
full months from mid-April through mid-July 2016. The assistant will be 
working on a research project investigating the population biology, 
breeding biology, and ecology of the endangered Bahama Swallow 
(Tachycineta cyaneoviridis). Primary responsibilities will involve 
assisting with capturing birds, locating and monitoring nests, 
conducting population and habitat surveys, and managing data. All 
fieldwork will take place on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas. This 
position will provide opportunities to acquire new skills while working 
in a unique subtropical ecosystem. The Bahamas is a beautiful and 
exciting place to live and work, but applicants should expect long 
workdays with exposure to sun and heat, biting insects, and poisonwood 
(similar to poison ivy).  Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Biology, 
Ecology, or related field is preferred. Applicant needs to be organized, 
motivated and able to work both in a team and independently. Priority 
will be given to applicants with biological field experience, 
particularly those who have experience with ornithological field 
techniques (mist netting, passerine banding, morphological measurements, 
brachial venipuncture).  Compensation: All transportation (including 
flights from the U.S. to the Bahamas), and room and board will be 
provided throughout the field season. At the conclusion of the field 
season, the assistant will receive a small stipend.   To apply for the 
position, send a single PDF file that includes: (1) A one-page cover 
letter describing why you are interested in the position (2) An updated 
CV (3) Contact information (name, position, email, telephone number) for 
three references to MAYA WILSON (EM: mayaw AT vt.edu)

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS  at Tucson Audubon Society.  Location: 
Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts - AZ, TX, NM.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Avian Point-Count Technicians (2) needed for 
desert point-count bird surveys in 13 National Park Service units in AZ 
(Sonoran Desert) and 6 park units in TX and NM (Chihuahuan Desert). The 
surveys are part of the longterm NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program 
and data collected will be used to obtain population parameter estimates 
for bird density and occupancy, and species richness and composition. 
Primary duties are conducting single observer unlimited distance 
point-count surveys with a laser rangefinder, navigating to survey 
locations with a GPS, daily data entry and reporting, field planning and 
coordinating logistics with park staff. Dates are March 14 to June 30, 
including a training period at Saguaro NP in Tucson, AZ. Federal work 
vehicles and shared housing will be provided at the Sonoran parks, but 
expect remote camping at most Chihuahuan parks. Salary is $16 hourly, 
$2500 monthly, with a $20 daily per diem for overnight travel. 
Qualifications: : Applicants should have previous point-count survey 
experience, advanced bird identification skills of southwestern desert 
species by sight and sound, experience hiking and camping alone in 
remote backcountry, 4x4 vehicle use, be comfortable with spring desert 
weather (cold nights, hot days), have a strong work ethic, be organized 
and detail oriented, and communicate well with other technicians.  
Compensation: $16 hourly, $2500 monthly and $20 daily per diem for 
overnight travel.  To Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter, 
resume and 3 references (as a single attachment) to MOEZ ALI (EM: 
moezali15 AT hotmail.com) by March 10, but applications will be reviewed 
as received.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS -- SOUTHERN PLAINS  at Tucson Audubon 
Society.  Location: Southern Plains - CO, KS, OK, TX, NM.  Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 20 Apr 2016.  Job 
Description: Avian Point-Count Technicians (2) needed for southern 
plains point-count bird surveys at 10 National Park Service units in CO, 
KS, OK, TX, NM. The surveys are part of the longterm NPS Inventory and 
Monitoring Program and data collected will be used to obtain population 
parameter estimates for bird density and occupancy, and species richness 
and composition. Primary duties are conducting single observer unlimited 
distance point-count surveys, navigating to survey locations with a GPS, 
daily data entry and reporting, field planning and coordinating 
logistics with park staff. Dates are April 25 to June 30, including a 
training period at Lake Meredith NRA in Borger, TX. Shared housing will 
be provided at some parks and most hotel stays will also be covered, but 
also expect some camping. Salary is $16 hourly, $2500 monthly, with a 
$20 daily per diem for travel. Personal vehicles are required throughout 
the job duration, and mileage reimbursement will be provided. 
Qualifications: Applicants should have previous point-count survey 
experience, advanced bird identification skills of Eastern and Central 
grassland, woodland and riparian species by sight and sound, experience 
hiking and camping alone, experience working in severe weather 
(tornadoes, rain, wind, cold), have a strong work ethic, be organized 
and detail oriented, and communicate well with other technicians.  
Compensation: $16 hourly, $2500 monthly and $20 daily per diem for 
travel.  To Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and 3 
references (as a single attachment) to MOEZ ALI (EM: moezali15 AT 
hotmail.com) by April 20, but applications will be reviewed as 
received.  Number of Openings: 2

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at TW Biological Services.  Location: Ventura 
and San Diego Counties, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Avian field technicians needed part time to full time from 
March 22-July 6, 2016 for Brown-headed Cowbird trapping and control 
program for the protection of endangered and threatened bird species in 
north San Diego County and Ventura County. Responsibilities include 
helping set up bird traps and servicing traps on a daily basis to 
provide fresh seed and water, clean water containers, release non-target 
bird species, and fix traps as necessary. Must be comfortable with 
transporting seed, water, and birds in vehicle. The projects average 5 
to 8 hours/day and consist of driving to various locations (some off 
road) to check and maintain bird traps. South San Diego County work is 
also available averaging 1.5 hours a day including drive time. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be very reliable, able to work 
independently, be comfortable working in a field setting, and have their 
own vehicle (preferably an SUV or truck) and auto insurance. A basic 
knowledge of song bird identification is preferable. Additional training 
can be provided. Applicants should have an interest in birds and 
wildlife management, must have good communication skills, pay attention 
to detail, be able record data accurately, and have a cell phone with 
texting capabilities. Compensation: Competitive pay. Call or email for 
more information To Apply: Please call, or submit a letter of interest 
via e-mail describing any background and your specific dates of 
availability to JENNIFER SEXTON, TW Biological Services, (EM: jlsexton 
AT twbio.com). .

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  
Location: MN, WI, PA, NY.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 10-12. Application Deadline: 25 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (10-14) needed early April – Late 
July (2016) to monitor Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock in 
privately- and publicly-owned forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New 
Jersey, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. April and early-May surveys 
will consist of evening counts of American Woodcock on the singing 
grounds, while mid-May-June surveys will focus on morning passerine 
surveys and vegetation sampling. Technicians must be happy to measure 
vegetation characteristics, enter data, and perform other field 
activities as these things will also be important for the field crew to 
function. 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 and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (email: darin.j.mcneil AT 
gmail.com,ke.johnson1987 AT gmail.com)  Qualifications: Qualified 
candidates will possess strong skills for identifying native birds by 
sight and sound and be familiar with the process of conducting point 
counts. Although American Woodcock and Golden-winged Warblers will be 
the focus of our surveys, technicians must be able to identify all birds 
encountered during passerine surveys. Point count experience is greatly 
preferred, however, Eastern bird identification experience is a must. 
Successful applicants should have the ability to measure vegetation 
characteristics, enter data, and perform other field activities, however 
training will be provided. Strong applicants will also have a passion 
for spending early mornings (and some late evenings) observing birds, be 
physically fit and capable of working in a rugged forested setting (with 
insects, poison ivy, etc.). The ability to communicate with private land 
owners and public land managers, navigate using GPS, and work well in 
teams (especially paired with a partner) is also a must.  Compensation: 
Pay is $ 1,800-2000/month, depending on experience. Housing with 1-3 
other technicians and field vehicles will be provided.  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 and KIRSTEN JOHNSON at Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania (EM: darin.j.mcneil AT gmail.com,   ke.johnson1987 AT 
gmail.com).

AVIAN BIOLOGIST  at Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.  Website: 
http://www.terracon.ca  Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. 
Duration: 4-8 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. 
Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Terracon is 
currently seeking Temporary Avian Biologists to join our team! The Role: 
We are currently seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to 
join our dynamic team as a Temporary Avian Biologist or Environmentalist 
in Fort McMurray. This is a field based position that will run 
approximately from late March to the autumn of 2016. The Technicians 
will work independently conducting bird surveys. Technicians must be 
able to identify all bird species within the study area by sight and 
sound. The work environment is in an open pit mine which requires close 
attention to safety and excellent verbal communication skills. The hours 
for this position are on a rotational, shift work basis. The schedule is 
determined by project workloads. This position is located in Fort 
McMurray and requires local residency. Responsibilities •Observe and 
record bird species and interaction type within a given radius at each 
observation point •Record additional factors affecting the monitoring 
area including atmospheric conditions •Analyze the species of birds and 
their flight patterns •Monitor use of bird deterrent devices •Take and 
record observations, organize results and send data to appropriate 
parties •Follow and comply with all Quality Management System standards 
•Assist senior personnel in conducting more complicated/advanced 
assessment. •The individual must have a strong commitment to safety, for 
themselves and their co-workers, be well organized, and detail oriented. 
The ability to read and clearly understand the project at hand, 
communicate well, and document all activities related to the project is 
needed  Qualifications: •Degree/Diploma in Biology or Environmental 
Science based field is required. An avian focus would be an asset 
•Knowledge of birds species found in the Wood Buffalo region is 
considered an asset •1-3 years of experience in a technical field-base 
role •Oil Sands industry experience is an asset •Ability to work under 
pressure •Flexible and strong team playing skills •Excellent time 
management and prioritization skills •Excellent verbal and 
communications skills •The ability to listen and respond appropriately 
to the needs of clients and employees •Strong ability to update 
documentation and maintain information •Dedication and attention to 
safety standards and client site rules and regulations •Must have valid 
driver’s license •Ability to drive a 4x4 off road •Proficiency in 
Microsoft Office and Excel •Legally authorized to work in Canada •CSTS 
certification is considered assets •Preference will be given to 
applicants with one of the following designations: P.Biol., BIT, 
R.Biol., RBIT, R.T.Biol. or BTT Working Conditions •Field Environment, 
operations take place in the vicinity of tailings dykes, soils waste 
dumps and haul roads •Operating an All-Terrain Vehicle, Driving on mine 
roads •Working outdoors in extreme temperatures •Up to a maximum of 
50lbs of heavy lifting is required •Rotational schedule including day 
and night shifts, may require being on-call •Schedule may involve 10- 12 
hour shifts  To Apply: Become part of a great team by submitting your 
resume to (EM: careers AT terracon.ca).

COLORADO RIPARIAN BIRD TECHNICIAN (1)  at Colorado State University.  
Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/ Location: Piceance Basin, 
NW Colorado.  Duration: ~3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application 
Deadline: 22 Feb 2016.  Job Description: One field technician needed 
mid-May through early August 2016 to assist M.S. graduate student in the 
department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State 
University. The research is focused on investigating the effects of an 
invasive tree on riparian bird habitat use and food web interactions. 
Fieldwork is located in the scenic and rugged Piceance Basin on 
Colorado’s western slope. Primary duties will vary throughout the summer 
but will include conducting bird point count surveys during early 
morning hours, passerine nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, 
bird banding, taking weight and body measurements, fecal sample 
collection, aging/sexing using a Pyle guide, and riparian vegetation 
surveys. Applicants must have an interest in avian biology and 
conservation, strong bird ID skills, and some experience with passerine 
extraction from mist-nets and banding. Experience with or a desire to 
learn riparian vegetation identification is also helpful. Accommodation 
will be provided for the duration of the field season in a serviced 
mobile home parked on the picturesque High Lonesome Ranch, near the 
field site. The work schedule will consist of 10 days of fieldwork with 
4 days off in between. A field vehicle will be provided during work 
hours but applicants may want a personal vehicle for use on days off. 
There will be the opportunity to return to Fort Collins, CO in the work 
vehicle during days off; however, housing is the responsibility of the 
technician on days off (outside of staying on site in the mobile home). 
Salary will be $1200-1500/month, depending on experience. This position 
provides the opportunity to work in beautiful riparian areas of western 
Colorado, contribute to conservation on private lands, enhance field 
research skill sets, and interact with researchers at CSU, a 
highly-respected institution for natural resources research.  
Qualifications: Preferred Skills and Personal Qualities: Competitive 
applicants will have some experience with passerine extraction from 
mist-nets and bird banding/processing (please include a clear statement 
of # birds extracted and/or banded). Strong applicants will additionally 
possess more than one season of bird survey experience, previous 
experience with nest searching and monitoring, or experience working in 
western riparian zones. Experience or strong interest in learning 
riparian bird identification and vegetation survey skills is essential. 
Desirable personal qualities include an ability to take initiative, 
attention to detail, adaptability, and ability to work long hours and 
live in a remote field setting.  Compensation: $1200-1500/month, 
depending on experience.  TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF 
document named “applicant’s last name_Piceancebirds” to: LANI STINSON 
(EM: lani.stinson AT colostate.edu). Letters should highlight specific 
qualifications mentioned in the posting (i.e., mist-netting/banding, 
nest monitoring, bird and vegetation surveys, and personal qualities) 
AND include dates of availability. Feel free to get in touch via email 
with any questions regarding the position. Applications will be reviewed 
as received but will not be considered after 22 February 2016.

BIRD BANDER  at University of Delaware.  Location: Eastern Maryland, 
US.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 
Feb 2016.  Job Description: EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDER needed to band 
migratory songbirds in Eastern Maryland. Bird-bander will manage the 
mist-netting effort, including species identification and aging, bird 
handling/banding, data entry and moth sampling. Other banders and 
volunteers will assist at times and education groups will be present for 
some of the activities. Therefore, the bander need to be comfortable 
demonstrating the banding process and interacting with/mentoring 
assistants and volunteers. The field season is scheduled to run from 1 
April – 31 May 2016. We are looking for individuals who are 
enthusiastic, organized, patient and willing to work hard to collect 
data on birds and insects. Qualifications: Experience banding, ageing 
and sexing of Nearctic-neotropical landbird migrants is required for 
these positions.  Compensation: Pay is $1750/month. Lodging and possibly 
some meals will be provided.   To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 
names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three references 
to SERGIO CABRERA (EM: scabrera AT udel.edu). Please put “Job 
Application” in the subject of the email.

TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN  at SUNY-ESF.  Website: 
http://jcohenlab.weebly.com  Location: New York.  Duration: 1 month.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 
seeking to hire 3 TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING AND NEST SEARCHING 
TECHNICIANS (arrive July 3, depart August 5) to assist a PhD student 
studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, focusing on 
Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows in New York. This is the 5th field season 
of the project and will be short term with the aim of gaining recapture 
data on previously banded birds. Responsibilities will include: daily 
mist-netting (systematic and targeting nets), banding and bleeding, 
occasional nest searching/monitoring and vegetation sampling, camera 
trap application at nests, and daily data entry/proofing. Data retrieved 
will be part of a large-scale project called SHARP (see 
www.tidalmarshbirds.org), investigating the status and distribution of 
tidal marsh bird species on the North Atlantic coast. Technician will 
work cooperatively as part of a small team, and be supervised by a PhD 
student.  Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 6 months field 
research experience and 2 months experience handling and extracting 
birds from mist-nets, banding, and taking morphological measurements. 
Experience taking brachial blood samples is a bonus. Applicants should 
enjoy the challenging task of nest searching/monitoring. Qualified 
candidates must have meticulous data collection skills, good 
inter-personal skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants 
must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to occasionally 
drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Candidates should expect long work 
days (beginning pre-dawn) 5-6 days a week in challenging field 
conditions (wet and muddy, high heat/humidity and biting insects) and 
daily data entry/proofing.  Compensation: Free housing in New York City, 
a competitive stipend of $3000 and work vehicles will be provided along 
with the opportunity to enjoy seldom seen wild places and explore NYC on 
your free time.  To Apply: Please send in a single PDF or Word document: 
1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, 
approximate number of birds extracted and banded, dates of availability, 
and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a resume/CV 
(including current educational status and GPA); and 3) contact 
information (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for 3 
references that can attest to your experience and suitability to this 
position to ALISON KOCEK, at (EM: saltmarsh.sparrow1 AT gmail.com), with 
TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN in the subject line, by 19 February 2016. 
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until 
positions are filled. Number of Openings: 3.

ANCHOR STEWARD, FORT DESOTO PARK  at Audubon Florida.  Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2720/anchor-steward%2c-fort-desoto-park/job 

Location: Fort De Soto, FL.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Position Summary: 
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds in areas of 
southwest Florida, surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting 
areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting 
shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a 
seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Pinellas County’s Fort 
Desoto Park. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to 
organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and conduct 
public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily in the 
North Beach section of the park, north of the Gulf Pier. This is a 
part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days 
and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, 
if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin 
March 14, 2016 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting 
may persist into August or early September but can end early in the 
event of a catastrophic event or total loss of nesting activity. 
Essential Functions: With the help of Audubon’s Important Bird Area 
(IBA) Coordinator, the Fort Desoto Anchor Steward will be responsible 
for the following tasks: - Monitor nesting birds and conduct minimum 
weekly counts of nests, chicks, and fledged young of each nesting 
species and enter/report data in the Florida Shorebird Database as 
directed by the IBA Coordinator. - Assist Park staff with installing 
symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed. - Conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays generally between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. - Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and schedule 
volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public outreach at 
nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. - Work closely with Park 
staff, external partners, and volunteers in a positive and professional 
manner at all times. Qualifications: - Experience and ability to 
communicate clearly orally and in writing. - Ability to recruit 
volunteers from beach visitors, train, support and schedule volunteers. 
- Work well independently and with others - A positive and diplomatic 
attitude a must. - Demonstrated capability of physically active work 
walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer 
field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. - Must have a valid driver's 
license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete 
assigned tasks. - Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. - 
Familiarity with Fort Desoto beaches preferred. - Previous experience 
with monitoring and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season 
strongly preferred, but similar experience will be considered. - 
Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National 
Audubon Society a must.  Compensation: $11.50/hr. To Apply: Apply online 
only: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2720/anchor-steward%2c-fort-desoto-park/job 


FIELD STUDIES COORDINATOR  at Plumas Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.plumasaudubon.org  Location: Northern California. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting applications for a 
temporary Field Studies Coordinator position available May 16 through 
August 12, 2016. The Field Studies Coordinator serves as a liaison 
between the Executive Director and field crews and helps field crews 
with logistical issues such as with field vehicles and equipment. The 
Field Studies Coordinator helps train and supervise field crews and 
conducts surveys for Spotted Owl, Northern Goshawk, Flammulated Owl, 
grebes, and amphibians. The majority of the survey work will be for 
Northern Goshawks, but the most important qualification is owl survey 
experience and sound knowledge of the calls of all western owl species. 
A strong interest and/or experience surveying for goshawks, grebes, and 
amphibians is also required.  Qualifications: The Field Studies 
Coordinator must work well with all types of people even in demanding 
field conditions. The survey areas are extremely steep and rugged with 
many hazards routinely encountered including rattlesnakes, steep 
hillsides, poison oak, illegal marijuana farms, and high temperatures 
all in remote locations with limited cell service. The Field Studies 
Coordinator must be physically able to handle these conditions and 
engage in a unique adventure. Successful candidates will have knowledge 
of vehicle maintenance in the field as well as the ability to manage GPS 
units and be detail-oriented with data management.  Compensation: The 
Field Studies Coordinator position pays $15-17/hr DOE. The field 
schedule is Mon-Fri, 8 hours/day with no overtime except under 
extenuating circumstances. A field vehicle is provided, but the Field 
Studies Coordinator must provide their own transportation to the office 
in Quincy each week. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to 
DAVID ARSENAULT (EM: david AT plumasaudubon.org). Surveyors will be 
selected by March 15, 2016 and applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

FIELD BIOLOGIST FOR THE SOUTHERN ONTARIO FOREST BIRDS AT RISK PROJECT  
at Bird Studies Canada.  Website: http://birdscanada.org Location: Port 
Rowan, Ontario.  Duration: 3 to 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016. Job Description: Bird 
Studies Canada (BSC) – Ontario Region is seeking to hire 2 motivated and 
experienced field biologists to survey for forest songbirds at risk in 
southwestern Ontario. Target species include: Acadian Flycatcher, 
Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush and Prothonotary Warbler. 
Positions are anticipated to be 3 to 4 months in duration, beginning May 
2, 2016, based out of BSC’s headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario, 
although field work will require travel around southwestern ON. DUTIES 
INCLUDE: 1.Extensive field work: nest searching and monitoring, bird 
surveys (e.g., point counts, area searches, territory mapping), habitat 
and vegetation sampling, re-sighting of colour-banded Louisiana 
Waterthrushes, etc. 2.Entering and organizing data and maintaining 
databases 3.Communicating with landowners, volunteers and the general 
public Qualifications: 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, 
including experience conducting point counts -High level of 
organizational, record keeping and oral communication skills -Able to 
work in a team -Valid driver’s license -Valid First Aid certification 
(obtained before start date) -Comfortable working early mornings -Able 
to work independently with little supervision ASSETS: -Experience with 
GPS, compass, maps and camping -Experience delivering stewardship or 
outreach programs -Data management -Working towards, or holds, a B.Sc. 
in biology or related field -Meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements  
Compensation: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, plus legal benefits and 
accommodations (tent-camping or bunkhouse).  To Apply: To apply, send a 
short cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, plus your resume, 
and three references to BSC Ontario Program Manager, GREGOR BECK (EM: 
gbeck AT birdscanada.org). Please submit your cover letter, resume and 
references as a single pdf file. Applications failing to highlight 
relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered. Note: 
Some positions may be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and 
therefore some hiring preference may be giving to applicants that meet 
eligibility criteria. However, applicants not meeting eligibility are 
still encouraged to apply. To meet eligibility criteria for Canada 
Summer Jobs funding, the candidate must: (1) be between 15 and 30 years 
of age at the start of the employment; (2) 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; (3) be a Canadian 
citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has 
been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, 
(4) be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant 
provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. Notes: While Bird 
Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants selected 
for an interview will be contacted. Position availability subject to 
confirmation of funding. If you are interested in applying to more than 
one job posting with Bird Studies Canada, you may submit a SINGLE 
application, but please indicate clearly in your cover letter what 
position(s) you are interested in. Please also indicate if you are 
eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program.

FIELD BIOLOGIST FOR THE AERIAL INSECTIVORE PROJECT  at Bird Studies 
Canada.  Website: birdscanada.org  Location: Port Rowan, Ontario. 
Duration: 3 to 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Bird Studies Canada 
(BSC) – Ontario Region is seeking 2 highly motivated field biologists to 
help with the delivery of stewardship, research and monitoring 
activities for several aerial insectivore species at risk in southern 
Ontario including Bank and Barn Swallow. These positions are anticipated 
to start at the beginning of May and are 3 to 4 months in duration. 
These positions are based out of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters in 
Port Rowan, Ontario but will require travel throughout southern Ontario. 
Duties will include: 1.Extensive field work: nest searching and 
monitoring, bird surveys (e.g., point counts, area searches, territory 
mapping), habitat sampling, capturing and handling birds at nest sites, 
application of radio and nano-tag transmitters, and manual radio 
tracking. 2.Entering data and maintaining databases. 3.Communicating 
with landowners, volunteers and the general public. 4.Assisting with the 
development of technical reports and publications.  Qualifications: 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: -Good knowledge of southern Ontario birds, 
particularly aerial insectivores, including their biology and 
conservation issues -Able to identify aerial insectivore species by 
sight and sound -Solid understanding of bird sampling techniques -Desire 
to work with private landowners and the public to promote voluntary 
stewardship activities -High level of organizational, record keeping and 
oral communication skills -Comfortable conducting field work in rural, 
urban and forest environments -Valid driver’s licence -Valid first aid 
certification (obtained before start date) ASSETS: -Knowledge and/or 
experience with population sampling techniques (point counts) 
-Stewardship or outreach experience, particularly related to species at 
risk -Experience banding and handling songbirds -Experience with GPS, 
compass and maps -Data management -Working towards, or in possession of, 
a B.Sc. in biology (or related field). -Meet Canada Summer Jobs 
requirements Compensation: $2,300 - $2,500 (CDN) per month, plus legal 
benefits and housing accommodations  To Apply: To apply, send a short 
cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, plus your resume, and 
three references to BSC Ontario Program Manager, GREGOR BECK (EM: gbeck 
AT birdscanada.org). Please submit your cover letter, resume and 
references as a single pdf file. Applications failing to highlight 
relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered. Note: 
Some positions may be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, and 
therefore some hiring preference may be giving to applicants that meet 
eligibility criteria. However, applicants not meeting eligibility are 
still encouraged to apply. To meet eligibility criteria for Canada 
Summer Jobs funding, the candidate must: (1) be between 15 and 30 years 
of age at the start of the employment; (2) 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; (3) be a Canadian 
citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has 
been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, 
(4) be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant 
provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. Notes: While Bird 
Studies Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants selected 
for an interview will be contacted. Position availability subject to 
confirmation of funding. If you are interested in applying to more than 
one job posting with Bird Studies Canada, you may submit a SINGLE 
application, but please indicate clearly in your cover letter what 
position(s) you are interested in. Please also indicate if you are 
eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL), ALASKA  at U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/yukon_delta/ 
Location: Bethel, Alaska.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Yukon-Kuskokwim 
Delta hosts one of the greatest breeding waterbird assemblages, on one 
of the largest and most important wetland systems, in the world. The 
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta contributes to local, state, flyway and 
internationally significant breeding portions of several waterfowl 
species including emperor goose, cackling goose, black brant, Pacific 
greater white-fronted goose, spectacled eider, tundra swan, greater 
scaup, black scoter and northern pintail to name a few. The Yukon Delta 
NWR, in cooperation with USFWS Division of Migratory Birds Management – 
Anchorage and USGS Alaska Science Center, has several on-going research 
and monitoring projects focused on waterfowl species of the Y-K Delta. 
The primary projects include monitoring of nesting spectacled eider; 
assisting with the Steller’s eider reintroduction program; banding 
drives of cackling geese; and pre-season duck banding of northern 
pintail, mallard, and green-winged teal. There may be opportunities to 
help with other non-waterfowl field projects as well. We are looking for 
a highly motivated individual, with a keen interest in avian research 
and management, to be our waterfowl projects crew leader. In the field, 
duties will include: keeping detailed field notes and datasheets, nest 
searching and monitoring, re-sighting marked birds, capturing and 
banding spectacled eider females using bow-nets, capturing and banding 
cackling geese in molt and/or family flocks using corral traps, 
capturing and banding northern pintail, mallard, and green-winged teal 
using baited swim-in traps, collecting water samples and downloading 
environmental dataloggers. Before the field season, the bio tech will 
attend any required trainings and help organize gear at the Bethel 
office. After each field project, the bio tech will assist the project 
lead with data entry and proofing, as well as helping to clean and 
organize gear for winter storage at the Bethel refuge headquarters. 
Qualifications: Interested individuals should be able to identify North 
American birds by sight, especially waterfowl and other waterbirds. 
Previous experience working on waterfowl research projects including 
familiarity with nest searching, egg candling, capture, handling and 
banding waterfowl, and remote living is preferred as it will be 
instrumental to the success of these projects. Job applicants should 
have a strong interest in waterfowl nesting ecology, waterbird or 
community ecology, and/or endangered species conservation. Finally, 
interested individuals must have a desire to live in a remote field 
camp, the ability to maintain a positive and motivated attitude, and 
work well with others under difficult field conditions while in shared 
living quarters. Compensation: $39,430/year or more, dependent on 
experience  To Apply: Apply at http://www.usajobs.gov. Look for 
Biological Science Technician (Avian); job announcement 
R7-16-1625483-AV. Required qualifications and directions for applying 
will be posted there. For more information about this job, contact 
KRISTINE SOWL or RAY BORN.

HONO O NA PALI SEABIRD MITIGATION PREDATOR CONTROL ASSISTANT  at Hono O 
Na Pali Seabird Mitigation Project.  Website: http://www.rcuh.com  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 25 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Monitors and controls 
non-native invasive vertebrates including feral cats, rats, mice, barn 
owls, and feral pigs in the remote and rugged Hono O Na Pali (HONP) 
Natural Area Reserve. Works under the direction of the HONP Seabird 
Mitigation Predator Control Project Coordinator and the HONP Seabird 
Mitigation Project Specialist. Performs basic construction tasks and 
simple maintenance on tools and vehicles. Operates equipment such as 
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), handheld radios, cameras, etc. 
Operates 4-wheel drive (4WD) trucks or All-Terrain Vehicles. Collects 
various data in the field and enters data into computers. Assists in the 
preparation of simple maps and other tasks related to keeping accurate 
records of the field work accomplished. Lives and works in primitive 
conditions for up to two (2) weeks at time. Occasionally coordinates the 
activities of volunteers in feral animal control, as well as other 
resource management work such as alien plant control. Provides 
supplemental information on distribution and breeding success rates of 
endangered seabirds within the study areas and occasionally assists with 
seabird monitoring work if needed.  Qualifications: PRIMARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: High School Diploma or G.E.D. 
equivalent. EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years of work experience 
related to resource management or agriculture with a land management 
agency, company, or with the military relating to field operations (One 
(1) year of college level coursework from an accredited college or 
university in a related discipline (i.e., Biology, Zoology, or related 
Natural Science) may substitute for one (1) year of experience). 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and 
threats from alien species. Working knowledge of the principles of 
ecology and wildlife biology. Working knowledge of safe use of firearms. 
Ability to use compass, map, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). 
Ability to take detailed field notes and develop systems for data 
collection. Ability to lead volunteers and to coordinate field projects 
and data collection. Ability to safely apply herbicides. Ability to hunt 
feral animals using firearms, traps, and other prescribed methods. 
Ability to communicate well orally. Must possess a valid driver’s 
license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross 
Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the 
certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from 
date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be 
able to complete basic helicopter safety course (acceptable to DOFAW and 
PCSU standards) within six (6) months from date of hire. Must be able to 
pass a criminal background check. Must be able to obtain and maintain 
National Rifle Association or National Park Service and State of Hawaii 
Hunter Safety Program firearms certification and maintain throughout 
duration of employment. As a condition of employment, all certifications 
must be obtained and maintained as specified by the certificating 
agency. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to camp in remote areas 
and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions for up to ten (10) 
consecutive days. Ability to hike up to twelve (12) miles on irregular 
terrain with backpacks weighing up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. 
POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, 
employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures 
and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business 
entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business 
entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws 
and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not 
limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil 
and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s 
Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in 
Biology, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, or 
Environmental Science with basic/related biology courses. Field work 
with emphasis on feral cat trapping and control with a land management 
agency or a county, State, or Federal program in Hawaii. Previous 
experience monitoring endangered Hawaiian seabirds. Experience using 
remote cameras to monitor threats to endangered seabirds. Experience 
working in and around helicopters. Experience in identification of 
native Hawaiian plants and animals and non-native plants. Handyman 
skills desirable.  Compensation: $2500/month + benefits + field per 
diem.  To Apply: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, 
click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job 
Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” Search for Job ID#16081. 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).

PARAKEET VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at  Location: El Oro, Ecuador: 
Buenaventura Reserve and surrounding landscape.  Duration: 1 March-15 
April.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Application Deadline: 21 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed for investigation of the 
endangered endemic El Oro Parakeet, Pyrrhura orcesi. The project 
examines the impact of habitat fragmentation on this cooperatively 
breeding parakeet. As a final objective, the project aims to design a 
corridor protecting El Oros’ continued dispersal. Fieldwork includes 
*observing parakeet movement across the landscape *gathering landscape 
data *monitoring nestboxes *nestbox trapping for measurement, banding, 
and sampling Field team will be working in SW Ecuador, in Buenaventura 
Reserve and the adjacent habitat matrix. Work will occur in tropical 
montane cloud forest but principally in the pasture segments that now 
fragment it. This is a very physical job. It requires excellent fitness 
and the ability to cope with persistent rain, mud, steep slopes, and 
thorny vegetation. Climbing trees with a harness is an important part of 
monitoring and sampling protocol. You will be instructed on safe use of 
the harness, and subsequently must be ready to assist in this part of 
the work. You should be prepared to look after yourself in field, 
including preparing food, a water bottle, adequate clothing for staying 
warm and dry, and necessary field equipment. You should be thorough, 
consistent, and reliable with taking notes in field. You should be 
responsible with regular data entry and regular data backup. Start and 
end dates are somewhat flexible. Daily schedule is entirely dictated by 
the weather and project needs, and is thus subject to constant 
modification. A typical day begins at or before dawn, and some days may 
last until 6 or 6.30pm. Free days will be scheduled, and I can make 
recommendations for places to visit; however their date of incidence 
will be dictated by the needs of the project.  Qualifications: 
*Willingness to work in rainy, cool, and muddy conditions 
*Fitness—ability to cope with long field days traversing difficult and 
steep terrain *Attention to detail in collecting, entering, and backing 
up reliable data on a regular basis *Experience handling birds, reading 
colour ID bands, and using GPS will be valued *Bachelor’s degree in 
biology or related major, attained or working towards  Compensation: 
Position is unpaid. Accommodation, food, and transport associated with 
the project are covered under the project budget. A stipend will be 
offered to help defray costs, for an individual able to volunteer the 
full month and a half.  To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of 
interest and CV with three references to (EM:  emma.c.steigerwald AT 
gmail.com). The email subject should read ‘Research Assistant 
Application’. Applications should be submitted by 20 Feb 2015.


Subject: Birdjobs -- February 11, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:18:43 -0500
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FIELD TECHNICIANS for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS
  at University of Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/ 
Location: Wichita Mountains, OK.  Duration: May to July/early Aug, 2016; 
approximately 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey 
and monitoring project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the 
Wichita Mountains, southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. 
Individual will be expected to survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, record and transcribe data accurately, maintain 
field notes, use GPS units; and be able to traverse rocky terrain. 
Specific instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a 
unique ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining 
viable population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 
month position.  Qualifications: Individual should have: field skills in 
bird identification by sight and sound; nest-finding experience; 
capacity to use GPS units and download to computer software; 
data-management skills; ability to manage data entry and organization, 
and interpretation of observations; ability to traverse rocky terrain. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful.  Compensation: 
$2000-$2500/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net) 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Application review will begin 
by late January and continue until suitable applicants accept positions.

FIELD SUPERVISOR for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma,  Website: http://www.uco.edu/  Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK,  Duration: 4 months,  Job Type: Seasonal, Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016,  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Project times from late 
April/early May to end of August. Individual will be expected to 
supervise other field personnel, survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, manage and maintain databases obtained, and 
support creation of tables and figures for final report. Specific 
instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique 
ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining viable 
population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; experience in supervising daily schedule 
of field assistants; capacity to train others in field and data 
organization techniques; capacity to use GPS units and download to 
computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry 
and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain; develop materials and maps for project report. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: 
$2500-$3000/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.   Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM:  j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Review of applications will 
begin by late January/early February and continue until suitable 
applicant accepts position.

SPOT-MAPPING AND NEST SEARCHING TECHNICIAN  at University of Montana 
Bird Ecology Lab.  Location: Bitterroot Valley, Western Montana 
Duration: May - July 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 
Apr 2016.  Job Description: SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN needed from 
early-May to mid-July 2015 to study avian response to restoration of 
woody draws in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Technician will work 
with project biologists to map focal bird locations and behaviors using 
a touch-screen device, perform nest searches, monitor nests, measure 
habitat features, and possibly assist targeted banding efforts. This 
project is part of a larger restoration monitoring program located on a 
private ranch along the Bitterroot River in western Montana, and 
interested applicants will also have an opportunity to participate in 
other bird monitoring projects. The work involves extensive daily hiking 
in rugged terrain, and keen observational skills to detect bird 
behavior. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience 
conducting bird surveys (ability to identify western bird species by 
sight and sound), spot-mapping and locating/monitoring songbird nests, 
and knowledge of western flora. Applicants must be able to work alone, 
follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven terrain. A valid driver’s 
license, binoculars, and a strong work ethic are required. Compensation: 
Salary is $1,600-1,900/month depending on experience, and provided 
housing or lodging reimbursement up to $400/mo.  To Apply: Please email 
a cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, 
resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single document to 
TRICIA RODRIGUEZ (EM: tricia.rodriguez AT mso.umt.edu). Positions open 
until filled.

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP IN WATERFOWL ECOLOGY/RADAR ORNITHOLOGY  at University 
of Delaware.  Website: http://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/  
Location: Newark, DE. Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The University of 
Delaware has a two-year M.S. graduate research student position in 
Wildlife Ecology to begin Fall 2016 (late August). The student will help 
conduct a study in collaboration with University of California Davis and 
USGS to map winter waterfowl distributions using weather surveillance 
radar within the Central Valley of California. The primary goal of the 
overarching project is to develop an “early-warning” system for 
commercial poultry facilities that are in proximity to waterfowl 
potentially-infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. However, 
given the recent drought conditions in CA, the student will be expected 
to develop a thesis project focused on modeling population size and 
spatial distribution of wintering waterfowl over the last 23 years in 
relation to the amount and distribution of surface water. The student 
will be primarily responsible for processing and analyzing radar data 
using established methods. This position will not involve any field 
work.  Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.A/B.S. in wildlife 
ecology, biology or a related field. Experience with GIS, R statistical 
software, radar, and waterfowl biology is preferred. Strong quantitative 
skills and a strong work ethic are essential.  Compensation: Salary is 
~$24,000/year plus tuition waiver and reduced-cost health care 
benefits.  To Apply: Please email application materials (resume, copies 
of transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to 
Dr. JEFFREY BULER (EM: jbuler AT udel.edu), Department of Entomology and 
Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 
19716.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING AND STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN  at American Bird 
Conservancy.  Website: http://www.abcbirds.org  Location: Bon Secour 
NWR, AL.  Duration: 5-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The position is generally 40-45 
hours per week and requires working weekends and holidays (Memorial Day 
or July 4th) – Tuesday through Saturday work schedule, March through 
August/September 2016. During some busy holidays and weekends, 
additional hours will be required and agreed upon at that time. Primary 
duties will include identifying, posting, maintaining, and monitoring 
beach-nesting bird nesting locations throughout BSNWR. The technician 
will work closely with USFWS, BSNWR, and other relevant stakeholders on 
all activities. Shorebird surveys will be conducted weekly following a 
protocol. The technician must be able to re-sight banded birds and 
follow marked or unmarked birds and broods. Nest fate monitoring will 
occur at several units on the refuge and strict adherence to a protocol 
is expected. The technician may assist in occasional trapping and 
banding efforts of Snowy Plovers. The technician will perform 
opportunistic outreach with refuge visitors while working to educate 
people about beach-nesting birds. This may also entail some conflict 
resolution in asking people not to enter posted nesting areas. In the 
event, a nesting tern colony is established at the refuge, the 
individual will work closely with USFWS, BSNWR, and other stakeholders 
to train volunteer bird stewards and coordinate volunteer stewardship 
activities and shifts. The technician will serve as the lead bird 
steward. The technician may assist in presenting interpretive programs 
to park visitors and participate in community events to educate the 
public. 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 maintain field 
data (in the field and electronically), perform some basic data 
analysis, and prepare interim and final reports submitted to American 
Bird Conservancy. Other duties as assigned by USFWS, BWNWR, and ABC.  
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, following broods, and re-sighting banded 
beach-nesting birds is highly desirable. Having some banding and bird 
handling experience is desirable, 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 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, Excel, and Access skills are 
required. Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are 
required for travel between work sites ($0.55/mile with mileage 
budget).  Compensation: $2,800 per month with mileage reimbursement 
(with mileage cap) and housing stipend. This is a contract position 
through American Bird Conservancy (ABC) interacting and collaborating 
with US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bon Secour NWR (BSNWR). It 
does not include benefits; a 1099 will be issued for salary earned and 
contractor is required to submit monthly invoices including mileage and 
expenses.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, location 
of this position (Bon Secour), and unofficial college transcript to: 
KACY RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Application deadline is February 
12, 2016. Unfortunately, we are unable to take international applications.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and US 
Forest Service.  Website: http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com/ 
Location: Western Massachusetts.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Avian field technician needed for research studying the 
ecology of birds in urban/suburban environments in Springfield, MA. 
Neighborhood Nestwatch is a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center citizen 
science program that takes place in backyards and schoolyards within a 
growing number of regional centers along the Eastern seaboard. This 
community-based research project provides an opportunity to conduct 
basic conservation biology and environmental education in urban and 
suburban environments. This work requires an ability to communicate 
ecology to a wide range of ages and capture birds in urban/suburban 
settings. Most work is conducted in backyards but occasional team visits 
to underserved youth groups, camps and schools are involved where 
banding demonstrations and complementary outreach activities are 
conducted (see Urban Nestwatch). Daily duties include early morning 
mist-netting, point counts, outreach to homeowners and school children, 
vegetation sampling, organizing site visits, and data entry.  
Qualifications: 1) MUST have demonstrable experience with running mist 
nets independently. 2) Experience conducting point counts, nest 
searching and re-sighting color-banded birds. 3) Ability to identify New 
England birds by sight and sound. 4) Environmental education / outreach 
experience desirable, willingness a must. 5) Ability to project 
infectious enthusiasm for urban birds. 6) Must be able to work with 
homeowners and teachers on organizing site visits. 7) Meticulous data 
entry and other office-related tasks. 8) Must have a valid driver’s 
license.  Compensation: Project vehicle / gas provided for research 
activities. Salary: $1700 - $1850, DOE per month; housing within the 
UMass-Amherst area is available but not included.  To Apply: Please send 
cover letter that includes detailed information on banding experience, 
resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for three references 
to SUSANNAH LERMAN (EM: slerman AT cns.umass.edu)

FIELD ASSISTANT  at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory.  Website: 
https://braddockbaybirdobservatory.wordpress.com/  Location: Rochester, 
NY.  Duration: 5 weeks.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is seeking a Field 
Assistant for our spring 2016 season (April 25 to May 27) at our station 
near Rochester, NY. Responsibilities would include assisting with all 
aspects of banding, providing educational and outreach programming to 
multiple age groups at our station and at events in the area, and data 
entry (using ACCESS). Housing is provided, as well as a stipend of $1600 
and the opportunity to participate in our highly regarded Bander 
Training Class.  Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong 
interest in avian ecology and in educational outreach, be willing to 
work long days that start before sunrise, be meticulous in collecting 
and recording data, and have strong communication skills. Experience 
delivering a conservation message to the public and/or developing 
educational programming for children is especially desirable. Experience 
with avian monitoring methods including mist-netting is preferred but 
not necessary.  Compensation: $1600 plus housing, and enrollment in our 
Bander Training Class  To Apply: Email a cover letter stating interest, 
resume, and names and contact information of three references to 
Elizabeth Brooks (EM: brookser AT earthlink.net). Applications will be 
evaluated as received; final deadline to apply is March 1.

  LEAD BIRD BANDER in Southern Utah  Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT  Duration: 2.5 months, 
April 1 - June 15,  Job Type: Seasonal,  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to operate a 
passerine banding station with 2 assistants at the University of Utah’s 
Rio Mesa Center where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting 
a long-term migratory bird monitoring project. This is a great 
opportunity to band birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau 
landscapes that are off-limits to the public. We have documented more 
than 150 bird species at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many 
surprising vagrants each season to date. The banding site consists of 
sixteen nets which will be open for 6 hours each morning with 
approximately 10 days on and 2 days off. Duties include operating the 
banding station, training and supervising 2 volunteer assistants, 
engaging with community and university groups, data entry and quality 
control. On-site lodging with kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing 
will be provided. Stipend is $2,000 for the season. Limited internet 
connectivity is available and cellular service can be reached a few 
miles up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for 
outdoor exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is only an 
hour drive from the station and is a popular tourist destination, along 
with Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef 
National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, 
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Qualifications: A 
qualified candidate is expected to have substantial experience in aging, 
sexing, banding, and mist-netting western North American passerines.  
Compensation: Stipend is $2,000 for the season and room is covered at 
the station.  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter explaining your 
qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, emails and phone 
numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN. Please include “RMC LEAD 
BANDER” in the subject of the e-mail (EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

PCSU UNDERLINE MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT  at Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project.  Website: http://www.kauaiseabirdproject.org  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3 
Application Deadline: 11 Feb 2016. Job Description: PCSU UNDERLINE 
MONITORING FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 16037. Pacific Cooperative Studies 
Unit. (3) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project, located on Kauai. Continuation of employment is 
dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, 
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State 
laws. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,340. 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. Some fieldwork 
will be required in densely vegetated, wet forest areas, sometimes with 
extremely wet and cool conditions. Will require strenuous physical 
exertion and heavy lifting. Requires a high degree of attention to 
detail for equipment management and data collection, often under 
difficult field conditions including repetitive tasks. Requires 
irregular working hours and work schedules, with many duties occurring 
at night or pre-dawn. Participates in conscientious adherence to 
protocol for preventing the spread of weeds, and reducing all negative 
impacts to native species habitat. Follows and adheres to all safety and 
operational guidelines. Participates in assuring maintenance of project 
vehicles and care of project equipment. All work must be in accordance 
with Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH), Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), and KESRP policies and guidelines. Go 
to www.rcuh.com, "Employment" section for detailed job description.  
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an 
accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years 
of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork (Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable). Demonstrated experience 
with one (1) or more of the following: searching for difficult to detect 
targets (i.e.: bird watching, hunting, tracking), seabird monitoring 
methods, auditory point counts, and/or operating ornithological radar. 
Demonstrated remote area experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge 
of the principles of avian population ecology and conservation. 
Competent in techniques of avian population ecology and conservation, 
particularly colonial nesting seabirds. Hiking ability, including 
off-trail navigation. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel) and other 
software programs to undertake field reporting. Ability to read maps and 
aerial photographs and document work. Proficient in word processing and 
spreadsheet computer applications. Ability to use GPS equipment. Ability 
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to 
locate birds by their calls and identify species both visually and 
aurally. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout 
the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must 
possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and 
maintain the certificate following the training provided within three 
(3) months of hire). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety 
course within six (6) months from date of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure trails 
with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted, and live and 
work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. Must be able to concentrate for extended periods (e.g., 
four (4) hours) using ornithological radar, night-vision, binoculars, or 
scope under low-light conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: 
As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable 
RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University 
of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation 
of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or 
applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to 
disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination 
of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) 
year college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Strong interest and background in incidental take projects 
(i.e. power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, etc.). Experience 
working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. Experience 
with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software (ArcView) and 
databases (Access). Familiarity with computers and data entry. 
Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation 
issues, and Kauai. INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS, (EM: marc.s.travers AT 
gmail.com).  Compensation: $2,340/month  To Apply: 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 
(808)956-8344. CLOSING DATE: February 11, 2016. Equal Opportunities 
Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran. INQUIRIES: MARC TRAVERS, 
(EM: marc.s.travers AT gmail.com)

SIERRA TO SEA CLIMATE-SMART CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP  at Point Blue 
Conservation Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: 
Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 9 May - 5 August, 2016 (with possibility 
to extend through Nov).  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Point Blue 
Conservation Science is seeking two interns interested in bird ecology, 
habitat restoration, and climate change to train as part of the next 
generation of climate-smart conservation scientists. These positions are 
based in the northern Sierra Nevada near Chester, CA. Point Blue has 
been working in the Sierra Nevada for over two decades and has become an 
engaged partner, working with many local and regional organizations with 
a goal of restoring meadows and making forward-thinking management 
recommendations for meadow habitat. This internship is focused on 
gaining practical knowledge of climate adaptation strategies and 
acquiring the skills to implement, assess, and promote those strategies 
in meadow habitats, with the possibility of extending that knowledge 
into tidal habitat restoration. The internship will involve 3 months in 
the Sierra Nevada where training will focus on the ecology and 
restoration of montane meadow habitats, the headwaters of the San 
Francisco Bay. Here the intern will receive training on identifying, 
surveying, and nest searching for bird species that breed in montane 
meadows, as well as gain exposure to our local partners and a large and 
active group of seasonal field biologists. We hope to extend the 
internship by 3-4 months in the San Francisco Bay. The Bay portion would 
focus on the ecology and restoration of tidal wetland habitats including 
in-the-field training and restoration activities, learning about 
climate-smart restoration strategies, and understanding and using Point 
Blue’s online data management and conservation planning tools. The 
internship will also include training on giving effective presentations, 
communicating about climate change, and other skills necessary to 
develop, implement and promote effective conservation solutions. Interns 
will complete a final project that synthesizes their new knowledge about 
climate-smart restoration and conservation. The interns will learn 
concepts and skills in the following areas: (1) Field methods in 
ecological and conservation research with emphasis on nest searching, 
nest monitoring, and territory mapping of songbirds that breed in meadow 
habitat. (2) Understanding the scientific process and the role of 
natural history observation in guiding meaningful research and 
conservation. (3) Critical thinking and evaluation of research and 
conservation. (4) Climate-smart conservation and restoration. (5) Best 
practices in science interpretation. (6) Skills in data management and 
data integrity  Qualifications: Self-motivation, a sense of humor, and 
the desire to spend long hours in the field and office 6 days per week 
are required. Ideal candidates will have a background in ecology, 
environmental studies, or related field (college graduate or equivalent 
preferred). All candidates must have the ability to navigate 
cross-country in wet meadow environments. Participants must be able to 
work independently as well as in groups. A willingness to engage with 
partners, a desire to improve upon professional skills needed to 
facilitate conservation action, and a desire to help develop and improve 
upon Point Blue’s existing data and tools, which land managers will use 
to apply climate-smart practices on the ground. Successful applicants 
will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and will be asked to provide 
information to verify their good driving record with one or fewer moving 
violations in the last three years. This position will require the use 
of a personal vehicle and current proof of insurance. Any use of 
personal vehicles will be reimbursed at a standard rate of $0.54 per 
mile. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. Participants must be 
at least 21 years of age.  Compensation: This is a voluntary training 
position that includes a stipend to offset living expenses while on the 
project ($800 per month, gross). Communal housing is provided. To Apply: 
Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) containing the 
following items: a letter of interest (describing why you’d like this 
internship, previous experience with field research, dates of 
availability, and whether or not you have a vehicle); a resume; and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (EM: jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). 
In the subject line type: Internship Application 2016. Only those 
qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted 
starting Feb 8. Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer 
and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of 
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, 
citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified 
individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed 
service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law 
and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities 
to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - ESTUARINE ECOLOGIST  at University of 
Florida.  Website: 

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495867/research-assistant-professor-estuarine-ecologist 

Location: Cedar Key and Gainesville, FL  Duration: Open.  Job Type: 
Professor.  Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2016.  Job Description: This is 
12-month, non-tenure-accruing research assistant professor (non tenure 
track) faculty position that will include three primary 
responsibilities: conducting research, facilitating collaborations among 
UF/IFAS faculty and agency partners, and teaching courses on estuarine 
ecology in the Nature Coast Region of Florida. The successful candidate 
will be expected to develop an externally funded research program 
addressing topics in estuarine and/or wetland ecology, mentor graduate 
students, and publish results from research on these topics in refereed 
journals. In addition, this individual will be expected to work with 
other UF faculty and agency partners on collaborative research projects 
and proposals focused on the Nature Coast. The successful candidate will 
also participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by 
chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, 
dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results 
with students. The person will be expected to develop and teach 
field-based courses in the Nature Coast Region, particularly during 
summer.  Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: A doctorate (foreign 
equivalent acceptable) in estuarine or wetland ecology or a closely 
related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated 
skills in verbal and written communication, teaching experience, 
interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. 
Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. 
Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of 
excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Preferred 
Qualifications:  Compensation: Postdoctoral experience is desirable. 
Strong quantitative skills coupled with field skills and natural history 
knowledge are preferred, which could include advanced statistical 
methods, population and community modeling, evaluation of 
trophic-dynamic linkages in estuarine food webs, coupling of physical 
and biological processes in estuarine systems, or quantitative 
assessment of habitat quality and quantity for fish and/or wildlife 
populations in coastal regions. Teaching experience is preferred.  To 
Apply: Individuals wishing to apply should go online to 
https://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 495867) and submit: 
Application Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the 
position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above 
Curriculum vitae Teaching statement Official transcripts showing receipt 
of the doctoral degree and three letters of recommendation should be 
sent to the address above. Final candidate will be required to provide 
official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript 
will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to 
Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution 
outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a 
professional credentialing service provider approved by National 
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be 
found at http://www.naces.org/ . The University of Florida is an Equal 
Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and 
inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in 
accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and 
Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request 
and receive reasonable accommodation.

POST-DOC: AVIAN DEMOGRAPHIC MODELING AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS at 
University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Website: 
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/  Location: Madison, WI. 
Duration: 3 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: We are recruiting a post-doctoral associate to 
lead a study investigating the long-term effects of bald eagle recovery 
on avian populations in Voyageurs National Park (VNP). The primary 
objectives of the project are: 1) quantify the trophic impacts of 
recovering eagle populations, 2) evaluate the relative influence of 
top-down, bottom-up, and management factors on avian populations, 3) 
simulate the impact of management actions and success within the context 
of future climate change, and 4) provide recommendations for the 
National Park Service for monitoring protocols and management. The 
post-doc will have access to numerous long- and short-term datasets on 
avian demography from VNP and the freedom to develop research questions 
within the broader objectives of the project. The position will be 
funded for 3 years. The postdoc will be advised by Drs. Benjamin 
Zuckerberg, Shawn Crimmins (University of Wisconsin), Wayne Thogmartin 
(USGS), and Steve Windels (NPS). The position will be hosted at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Start Date: May 2016 (negotiable) 
Qualifications: Excellent quantitative skills (demographic modeling, 
population modeling, Bayesian estimation procedures, etc.) are required. 
Previous experience developing demographic models, population viability 
analysis, and working with spatial databases (climate, land cover) is 
highly beneficial. The candidate should have demonstrable ability to 
produce quality manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals 
and have experience working with agency personnel and in collaborative 
research environments. Compensation: $41-43,000/year plus health 
insurance  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact 
information for three references to Dr. BENJAMIN ZUCKERBERG (EM: 
bzuckerberg 'at' wisc.edu) as a single PDF document.

SEASONAL BIOLOGISTS/Southern Maine  at Maine Audubon.  Website: 
http://maineaudubon.org/  Location: Southern Maine.  Duration: April 15 
to August 10, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: Position 
Description: Two full-time seasonal biologists needed to monitor and 
manage endangered least terns, piping plovers, and red knots on beaches 
in Southern Maine during the 2016 field season. Duties include: Locating 
nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest success and fledglings, 
conducting educational outreach programs, monitoring predation, 
supervising project interns and volunteers, and negotiating and 
implementing management agreements with both private and public 
landowners.  Qualifications: Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in 
related field required • excellent observational skills • effective, 
engaging, and diplomatic communicator both verbally and in writing • 
experience working in the field with birds preferred • able to walk 
extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches) • able to lift and carry 
heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more • ability and willingness to work 
outdoors on beaches in all weather conditions • clean driving record 
last 5 years  Compensation: Timing: One full-time position runs from 
approximately April 15 to August 10. Another position runs full-time 
approximately April 15-August 10 and part-time (16 hours per week) from 
August 10-October 15. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend 
$520/week. EOE.  How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to (EM:  conserve AT maineaudubon.org) 
with PPLT in the subject line, or send to Seasonal Biologist Search 
Committee, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105.

  BACHMAN’S SPARROW INTERN – TALL TIMBERS RESEARCH STATION, GAME BIRD 
LAB at Tall Timbers Research Station.  Website: www.talltimbers.org 
Location: near Tallahassee, FL.  Duration: 14-16 weeks.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: The majority of the fieldwork for this position will be 
nest searching, banding, and re-sighting surveys for Bachman’s sparrows. 
However, because the Bachman’s sparrow work is part of a larger study on 
predator-prey dynamics, this position will also involve small mammal 
trapping (appx. 10 days throughout the summer), hawk and owl surveys, 
and may include occasional help with snake mark-recapture. The study 
also includes video-monitoring of nests, and the person in this position 
will help with maintaining video equipment, changing batteries, and 
reviewing video. Experience using behavioral cues to find songbird nests 
and experience mist-netting/banding songbirds is strongly preferred for 
this position. Fieldwork will begin in April and last 14-16 weeks. Field 
housing and utilities will be provided at no cost for the duration of 
the internship. Housing conditions are very nice by most people’s 
standards. You’ll have a room to yourself in a house that is on 
property. The house was recently renovated, has a full kitchen, 
washer/dryer, and scenic views. The research station next door has 
office space with WiFi, library facilities, and many wildlife 
professionals for professional networking opportunities. A personal 
vehicle is not required but recommended for trips to grocery stores or 
any recreational trips when not working.  Qualifications: - Experience 
nest searching - Ability to read and distinguish color bands - Ability 
to identify songbirds in southeastern open pine habitat by sight and 
sound - B.S. in wildlife related field - Ability to work a flexible 
schedule, i.e. early mornings, some weekends - Ability to work long 
hours - Good directional and navigational skills - Ability to tolerate 
hot and humid field conditions - Competency using a smart phone or 
tablet device - Valid driver’s license and good driving record - Ability 
to work independently in the field with minimal supervision  
Compensation: Internship stipend is $230/week. Housing and utilities are 
provided at no cost. See above for details on housing.  To Apply: 
Applicant should submit a letter of interest including the earliest and 
latest dates available to work, a CV/resume with prior work experience 
and the names and contact information of 3 references. Email application 
materials to (EM: kristen.malone AT ufl.edu).

PLOVER MONITOR  at Suffolk County Department of Parks.  Website: 
http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks.aspx  Location: Suffolk 
County, New York.  Duration: May - August.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 12. Application Deadline: 13 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting applications 
for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection Program for 
the 2016 season. The positions involve helping to manage nesting 
shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at seventeen sites 
throughout Suffolk County. While this job is anything but a “day at the 
beach,” the candidates will gain an intimate knowledge of bird behavior 
and of the unique management issues their presence creates.   Qualifying 
Candidates must: * Have an interest and/or coursework in ornithology, 
ecology, and natural resources * Be able to meet the physical demands of 
the job such as walking miles on the beach, carrying heavy fencing 
materials, digging trenches, and installing fencing and barricades in 
summer weather conditions * Be meticulous and concise in recording data 
* Have an ability to interact professionally with the general public and 
co-workers * Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others and 
independently under stressful conditions * Work weekends & holidays, and 
flexible hours (average 35 hours/week) * Have a valid driver’s license 
(often required to drive 2-3 hours a day to visit sites) (Use of your 
personal vehicle may be required)  Compensation: Hourly wage is $9.30 or 
$9.70 depending upon experience. Crew Leader positions are available for 
those with experience. Basic housing may be available, indicate your 
interest.  To Apply: There is no application, send resumes to: DIANA 
SANFORD (EM: diana.sanford AT suffolkcountyny.gov, FX: 631.854.4603) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2016.

RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERN (3)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: RAPTOR MIGRATION RESEARCH INTERNS (3) needed for summer and 
fall 2016 (July 5 through December 31; with possibility to extend) to 
help conduct volunteer raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate 
Raptor Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Three intern positions are 
available for the 2016 fall migration 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. Qualifications: Daily work with 
volunteer teams; excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
essential. Computer skills are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and 
upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog. Field days are long and 
can be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition. Some 
outreach and teaching opportunities will be available. Experience in 
identifying, handling, and banding birds is preferred but not required. 
A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to shopping and off-duty 
activities. Valid US driver’s license is required. Compensation: A 
stipend of $150.00 per week. Housing is provided within biking distance 
of the office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and 
kitchen).  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails 
of three references, along with your current address and phone number. 
Completed applications must be received by March 1st to be considered. 
Email strongly preferred; please include “2016 GGRO Research Internship” 
in the Subject Line. LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 
415-331-0730 EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Wyoming.  Website: 
http://www.uwyo.edu/esm/faculty-and-staff/beck/optimizing-landscape.html 
Location: Thunder Basin National Grassland (near Bill, WY). Duration: 
2-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Field Technicians needed early 
May through mid-August for research projects focusing on shortgrass and 
sagebrush avian habitat selection. Avian technician duties will consist 
of a combination of the following: point counts for shortgrass and 
sagebrush bird species, vegetation surveys, nest searching and banding 
of mountain plovers, and data entry Housing will be provided.  
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS Required: Valid driver’s license 
Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques 
Ability to walk long distances/work long hours in variable weather 
conditions Experience with working and living in remote areas Pursuing 
or completed undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Or Wildlife 
Biology Preferred: Experience identifying Wyoming grassland and 
shrubland birds, both visually and aurally Knowledge of rangeland flora 
Behavioral nest-searching experience Experience capturing and handling 
birds Experience driving and maintaining 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs 
Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS units  Compensation: 
SALARY: $9-14 /DOE Volunteer positions with a stipend may also 
available. If you don’t meet the required qualifications but are still 
interested in this position, please indicate willingness to volunteer  
To Apply: Please submit a short cover letter detailing your interest in 
the project and relevant experience, a CV, and contact information for 
three references to (EM: cduchard AT uwyo.edu). Application deadline: 
February 15th . Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERN (2)  at Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/programs/ggro/  
Location: San Francisco, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: RAPTOR MIGRATION 
OUTREACH INTERN (2) needed for summer and fall 2016 (July 5 through 
December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct volunteer 
raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, near San 
Francisco, CA. Two intern positions are available for the 2016 fall 
migration season for an enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent 
graduate or senior in biological science or related field. Primary 
duties include: identifying and counting raptors, working with 
volunteers, facilitating public weekend docent programs, interacting 
with visitors, and teaching groups of many diverse ages and backgrounds. 
Other duties include: data entry, tending to captive lure bird colony, 
and support of office staff. Outreach interns will also have the 
opportunity to develop new educational materials, and gain experience in 
banding, handling, and radio-tracking raptors. The outreach intern will 
spend about 80% of their time counting raptors and conducting outreach 
activities and 20% banding. Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and 
communication skills are essential. High energy level, patience, 
interest in both science education and research, and strong work ethic 
required. Computer skills are helpful. Must be able to stay focused and 
upbeat in the face of sometimes-pervasive fog. Experience in teaching, 
science communication, environmental education, avian biology, or bird 
identification preferred but not required. Field days are long and can 
be strenuous; applicants should be in good physical condition. Valid US 
driver’s license is required.  Compensation: A stipend of $150.00 per 
week is included. Housing is provided within biking distance of the 
office in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen).  
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and phone number/emails of THREE 
references, along with your current address and phone number. Completed 
applications must be received by March 1st to be considered. Email 
strongly preferred; please include “2016 GGRO Outreach Internship” in 
the Subject Line. LAURA YOUNG, Program Manager Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory Building 1064, Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 
415-331-0730 EM: ggro AT parksconservancy.org).

EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1  Location: Bremen, 
Maine.  Duration: late May to mid-August.  Job Type: Temporary.  Job 
Description: Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects. We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, Razorbills, 
etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy education 
program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife watching cruises 
each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin Visitor Center in 
Rockland. Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as field biologists on 
a seabird-nesting island and then transition to working as narrators on 
tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the visitor center. 
Qualifications: An interest in both birds and education, ability to be 
able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of humor and 
flexible outgoing personality. Must not get seasick under typical 
coastal boating conditions.  Compensation: Remuneration: A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.  To Apply: For much more information 
and to apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS: MISSOURI  at Agency: University of 
Missouri-Columbia.  Location: Farmington, Missouri.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job Description: AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) 
needed to assist with research examining the effects of lead (Pb) 
exposure on breeding songbirds in Southeastern Missouri. This project is 
a collaboration among the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri 
State University, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. The University of 
Missouri is hiring 3 technicians to assist with aspects related to nest 
searching/monitoring. Positions will run May 15-July 30, 2016 (with the 
possibility of starting as early as May 1). Primary duties are 1) nest 
searching and monitoring for 12 focal species (Worm-eating Warbler, 
Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, American 
Robin, Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 
Red-winged Blackbird, and Mourning Dove); 2) targeted mist-netting at 
nests to capture and band adults (also obtain morphometric data, blood, 
and feather samples); 3) collection of feather samples from nestlings 
prior to fledging; 4) vegetation sampling for nest sites; and 5) data 
entry. Shared field housing and work vehicles are provided along with 
$10-12/hr (depending on experience) for 40 hours per week.  
Qualifications: Applicants should have a working knowledge of breeding 
birds in Southern Missouri (i.e. able to identify Eastern birds by sight 
and sound or able to learn prior to start date). Prior experience with 
passerine nest searching is highly preferred but not required. Previous 
mist-netting/banding experience is also preferred, but training will be 
provided. Applicants must be able to tolerate early mornings, ticks, 
gnats, and sometimes difficult terrain/habitat. Applicants should work 
well alone and in small groups. 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 a criminal background check.  
Compensation: $10-12/hr depending on experience  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. 
20th but applications will be reviewed as received. If interested in 
starting before May 15, please state your desired start date.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER  at Conservian.  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Bahamas.  Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 4. 
Application Deadline: 20 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Conservian Bahamas 
Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Bahamas Shorebird Habitat Conservation- 
Volunteer Field Assistant Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime! 
Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field assistants for 
our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in May 2016 aboard 
the 75ft schooner “Dream Catcher”. Field Assistant will assist project 
director with daily field schedule planning, field work, and volunteer 
oversight. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. Trip 
scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part or 
all of above live-aboard costs. Field Assistants will fly to the Bahamas 
for one week to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A 
valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included. 
Project Summary Conservian and partners will begin the first program in 
the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground protective and restorative 
measures to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive 
Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites. 
Field Assistant and crew will participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Volunteer Field 
Assistants will work closely with project director to accomplish the 
below activities. Project Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird 
breeding & migratory sites Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats Work with 
local volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled 
with much adventure. We will work in both populated and remote areas, 
sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white sandy beaches, boat to little 
islands, conduct ground surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and 
downy chicks, and meet new people. We will work with local volunteers to 
post and sign shorebird sites and control invasive Australian pine. 
Crews will assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. 
There will be time to fish, snorkel, or dive. Expedition schedule: 
Assist for one week Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour 
Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- May16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: 
Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros 
Airport)  Qualifications: Qualifications: Prior field experience and 
leadership skills are required for trip scholarship. No field experience 
is required if you are not applying for scholarship and wish to be part 
of the field and ship crew. Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, 
in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be capable of 
walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Birding ID 
skills are beneficial but not required. Applicants must be comfortable 
living onboard a schooner for a week and riding in small boats to access 
survey sites.  Compensation: Trip scholarships are available for 
qualifying applicants to cover part or all of above live-aboard costs. 
Prior field experience and leadership skills are required for trip 
scholarship consideration. To Apply: If you would like to join our 
conservation pirate crew for a week as a Volunteer Field Assistant: 
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 applicants is ongoing and will continue until positions are 
filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on 
Facebook for more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full 
color expedition brochure.

COASTAL CONSERVATION PROJECT COORDINATOR  at The Nature Conservancy.  
Website: http://www.nature.org/careers  Location: Sandusky, OH.  
Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 14 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator 
works in a program or preserve office and provides project management, 
research, administrative, and other general assistance to program staff 
working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or 
stewardship goals. The Nature Conservancy is presently negotiating 
office space for the Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator near 
Sandusky, Ohio. The Coastal Conservation Project Coordinator provides 
support for coastal project management, research, and program 
administration, as well as other general assistance to program staff 
working toward the achievement of protection, conservation, and 
stewardship goals within the Lake Erie coastal area. May manage 
conservation data, participate in project planning, assist in processing 
contract and grant documentation, communicate with partners, and 
maintain manual project records. May include collecting, assembling, and 
analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document 
surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the 
production of reports. Some stewardship work on Conservancy lands should 
be expected as well as office work. This position works expansively on 
government grants, including reporting and managing timelines and 
contractors. Position is contingent upon funding with funding currently 
secured through June 2017. S/he will collaborate with other program 
staff to obtain funding to maintain capacity. Qualifications: • 
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or 
related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent 
combination of education and experience. • Experience with Microsoft 
Office suite and Arc GIS. • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks 
from multiple projects and project contacts • Experience handling 
standard business communications. Compensation: Based on qualifications  
To Apply: You can view and apply for this job at: 

https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=43874&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 

To apply to position number 43874, submit resume and cover letter as one 
document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 02/14/16.

MARSHBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN - SPRING/SUMMER 2016  at MN Cooperative Fish 
& Wildlife Research Unit, Univeristy of Minnesota. Website: 
http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/  Location: western Minnesota.  
Duration: 15 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 1 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife 
Research Unit is seeking one field technician to join our team for the 
2016 spring-summer field season. The technician will join the graduate 
researcher in conducting sunrise and sunset secretive marshbird surveys, 
and conducting habitat assessments. This will be our second season of 
data collection at study areas throughout the Prairie Pothole region of 
west-central and northwestern Minnesota. Our research objective is to 
examine the effects of invasive wetland plant management on secretive 
marshbirds. During the first half of the season we will conduct bird 
surveys using standardized call-broadcast protocol, during early morning 
hours, and again at late evening. During the second half of the season 
we will conduct habitat assessments, measuring vegetative 
characteristics of the wetlands. The study sites are located on public 
land managed by MN DNR and USFWS.  Qualifications: The best candidate 
for this position will have experience conducting bird surveys by sight 
and sound, and be physically fit to walk around in marsh environments. 
The technician will work both in a team and independently, therefore 
attention to detail, willingness to follow precise protocol, and good 
communication are qualities necessary for success. We seek a candidate 
who possesses an eager and positive attitude for pre-dawn surveys and 
long field days. Surveys require driving between multiple sites, on poor 
roads, so our technician should be comfortable with 4-wheel drive 
vehicles and have a clean driving record.  Compensation: The field 
season will begin mid- April and continue through 31 July. There may be 
opportunity during or after this term to participate in additional 
trainings, or other field work conducted by the MN Coop Unit. Work is 
expected to be conducted throughout the week, depending on weather, on a 
full-time (40 hours per week) basis. Compensation will be $1800-2100 
/month depending on experience. No other benefits are offered. Field 
vehicles and housing are provided throughout the season. Technician will 
be an employee of the University of Minnesota.  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should send a brief statement of interest, resume or CV, and 
contact information for 2-3 references to NINA HILL, (EM: hillx725 AT 
umn.com). Review of applications will begin immediately. Project 
description: Due to the secretive nature of certain marshbird species, 
they are difficult to detect, and existing avian survey methods (e.g., 
Breeding Bird Surveys) do not provide reliable estimates of population 
size or trends. Recent efforts to develop and standardize survey 
protocols for secretive marshbirds provide a framework for evaluating 
responses of this group of birds to vegetation management and for 
assessing information about their distribution and abundance. The 
Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have 
undertaken this project in the Prairie Pothole Region of Minnesota to 
assess the response by marshbirds to invasive wetland vegetation 
management techniques. We use the Standardized North American Marsh Bird 
Monitoring Protocol to evaluate marshbird use of landscapes managed by 
prescribed burns, conservation grazing, and herbicide application.

OPS FISH & WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: 
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/peoplefirst(bD1lbiZjPTIzMA==)/logon.htm 
Location: 

Fort Myers Beach, FL.  Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Position number 
77904095. This position is responsible for managing a large 
seabird/shorebird nesting site located at the south end of Ft. Myers 
beach. The site includes both private lands (Carlos Point) and the 
publicly owned Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area (CWA). 
Primary duties include posting potential nesting habitat and monitoring 
nesting birds within the CWA, fostering close working relationships with 
the private landowners, posting nesting sites on the private lands, 
regular communication with the landowners and those conducting 
mechanical beach raking to minimize risks to the nesting birds, 
herbicide application to control sand spurs within the posted areas and 
to eliminate exotics within the CWA, conducting biological monitoring 
according to the Florida Shorebird Alliance protocol and entering 
monitoring data into the Florida Shorebird Database, Other duties 
include fostering good will and developing a supportive constituency for 
the CWA through outreach and engaging beach-goers, and coordinating with 
Audubon Florida’s Bird Stewards to ensure coverage of the area, 
especially during times of high beach usage such as Memorial and 
Independence Day weekends, This is a seasonal position to begin late 
February and to last throughout the nesting season (to approximately 
early August). Work hours not to exceed 40 hours/week and total work 
hours for season not to exceed 840 hours. Work schedule will be 
coordinated with a part-time technician to ensure 7 days/week coverage 
of the site including weekends and holidays. This is a field-based 
position. We anticipate housing will be provided at a research station 
near the field site. Candidate must provide their own transportation to 
the field site and have access to a computer for purposes of data entry 
and communications. Administrative support will be provided from the 
Lakeland Office of the FWC. Supervisor: Amy Clifton  Qualifications: 
Bachelor's Degree, Experience monitoring and posting nesting seabirds & 
shorebirds; experience with herbicide application; diplomacy & tact; 
candidate must possess a genuine commitment to maintaining good working 
relationships with property owners and visitors; proficient in 
collecting and downloading GPS data; data entry and management skills; 
able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds; experience operating ATV’s; able to 
walk at least 2 miles/day on the beach in hot, humid weather.  
Compensation: $16.00/hour.  To Apply: Log on to 
http://peoplefirst.myfwc.com and search for position number 77904095 to 
apply.

SEASONAL BEACH-NESTING BIRD BIOLOGIST  at BiodiversityWorks. Website: 
www.biodiversityworksmv.org  Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA.  Duration: 
5 - 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: BiodiversityWorks seeks a Shorebird 
Biologist/Coordinator for our beach nesting bird program. 
Responsibilities include: (1) locating, monitoring, and protecting 
nesting pairs of piping plovers, American oystercatchers, terns (LETE, 
COTE, ROST) and black skimmers at ~20 sites, (2) collecting detailed 
biological data on all nesting pairs, (3) predator control at selected 
nesting sites (4) public outreach and engagement, (5) mentoring and 
coordinating interns and volunteers, (6) communicating with the director 
and assistant director via cell phone and in person, (7) communicating 
with landowners and maintaining excellent relationships at private 
nesting beaches, (8) communicating and coordinating with other 
organizations protecting beach-nesting birds (9) recording all 
monitoring data in field notebooks and electronic databases, (10) 
creating GIS/Google Earth maps from GPS data, (11) assisting with 
compilation of data for state census forms and summary reports. While 
these are the main duties of the position the applicant may also assist 
with other BWorks projects as needed, which include willet migration, 
Northern long-eared bat habitat use, black racer distribution and 
habitat use, student driven projects focusing on plover chicks and 
painted turtles, Naturalist Training with interns, and our annual 
fundraising event.  Qualifications: A bachelor’s/master’s degree in the 
natural sciences. At least one field season experience protecting 
multiple pairs of Piping plovers and/or the other focal species. Must 
have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and a reliable 
vehicle Must be able to walk at least 1 mile in the sand and carry up to 
25 pounds. Must be able to work on the beach for several hours in spring 
and summer weather conditions. A strong interest in birds, conservation, 
and management. Must be able to work independently and communicate 
regularly via text message and email on smart phone. Strong people 
skills – experience with public outreach/engagement. Must be willing to 
engage in humane box trapping or other capture methods for lethal 
control of a limited number of skunks and crows at nesting beaches 
Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Martha’s Vineyard. Proficiency 
in using spreadsheets, Google docs, GIS or Google maps. Supervisory and 
organizational skills.  Compensation: April through mid-September. 
Salary $2,080 - $2,400/month, depending on experience, ½ of housing 
costs (shared room at Hoft Farm Field Station), mileage reimbursement 
and cell phone stipend.  To Apply: Please email a cover letter (that 
includes your career goals and dates available), resume, and list of 
three references to: LUANNE JOHNSON, Director/Widlife Biologist (EM: 
LuanneJ AT biodiversityworksmv.org).

LOON PROJECT FIELD ASSISTANT  at Chapman University.  Website: 
http://chapman.edu  Location: Minocqua, WI.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 3-4. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Common Loon Project in northern Wisconsin 
requires 2-3 outdoor-loving, physically fit interns to assist in an 
ongoing investigation of territory acquisition and territory defense. 
Applicants should be available for period 15 May – 10 August 2016, 
although starting earlier or later 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 assist in 
nocturnal capture and marking of adults and chicks.  Qualifications: 
Successful applicants must have their own car, be 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. Compensation: Housing, stipend of $2000 per month and gas 
reimbursement provided.  To Apply: Send resume and list of 3+ references 
via e-mail and no later than 20 Feb. to: Dr. WALTER PIPER, Dept. of 
Biological Sciences, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 92866 (EM: wpiper 
AT chapman.edu) For more info, see web page at: http://www.loonproject.org

FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYS  at Klamath Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.KlamathBird.org  Location: Southern 
Oregon and northern California.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 1 - 3.. Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  
Job Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is 
seeking seasonal field technicians from early May through mid July, to 
complete point count surveys in southern Oregon and northern California. 
Primary responsibilities will include conducting point count surveys and 
vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard 
protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if 
time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance 
estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Rustic local 
housing may be provided near areas of some work if available, but 
camping will otherwise be required. Applicant must have a field worthy 
vehicle that they are willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement 
will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one 
full season of relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, 
and be in excellent physical condition. Required qualifications include 
ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, estimate distance 
to individual birds, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, 
follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous data, 
communicate effectively, work independently in the forest, work and live 
well with others, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate 
working in areas containing poison oak. 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. Compensation: $2260/month  To Apply: To apply, 
send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), 
resume, and contact information for three references to KATE HALSTEAD 
(EM: keh AT klamathbird.org). Applicants will be evaluated beginning 
immediately and on a continual basis until the position is filled.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at University of Arizona.  Website: 
http://uacareers.com/postings/8040  Location: Missoula, MT and 
surrounding areas.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Work on an ongoing 
long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in 
western Montana. Gain invaluable experience in many aspects of avian 
field techniques (e.g. banding, bleeding, morphological measurements, 
behavioral observations etc). Must be comfortable working alone and be 
physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during 
mountain hiking). Prior banding experience a plus but not necessary; 
self-motivation, enthusiasm for learning and strong work ethic a must. 
Position starts as early as April 1st, no later than May 15th and lasts 
through July, possibly into August. Pays ~$1400-1600/mo, depending on 
experience. Will provide some reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to 
$250) and can also advise on finding reasonably priced housing in 
Missoula. Must have reliable transportation for the short commute to and 
from the field site.  Qualifications: - Physically fit - Strong work 
ethic - Keen observation skills - High motivation to learn Compensation: 
~$1400-1600/mo.  To apply, visit the University of Arizona Career Track 
web site (see web address above) 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. Application review 
will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AVIAN MOVEMENT FIELD CREW LEADER (1) AND TECHNICIANS (3)  at Oregon 
State University.  Location: southern Indiana.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Three field technicians and 1 crew leader are 
needed for a project taking place in southern Indiana to investigate the 
relationship between distribution of migratory forest birds and movement 
capabilities in fragmented landscapes. Previous research in the region 
has identified a suite of species with varied distributions relative to 
forest patch size and isolation, and this study will evaluate whether 
movement limitations can be linked to those distribution patterns. This 
study is being conducted in collaboration between researchers at Oregon 
State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development 
Center. All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2016, and end on 
31 July 2016. Personnel will assist in target-netting territorial birds 
from a diverse group of species (e.g., Wood Thrush, Ovenbirds, Scarlet 
Tanagers, Kentucky Warblers, and Red-eyed Vireos), translocating them to 
unique areas (1-2 km away), and tracking their movement paths back to 
their home range using hand-held telemetry antennae and automated 
recording units (ARUs). Other duties may include, but are not limited 
to, data entry and equipment maintenance. The crew leader will 
additionally be responsible for coordinating daily activities, 
maintaining a GIS database, and communicating with project principal 
investigators. Qualifications: Successful candidates for the positions 
will have experience with some combination of mist-netting, bird 
banding, applying transmitter units to passerines, avian telemetry 
tracking, and re-sighting of color-banded birds. Previous leadership and 
banding experience is strongly preferred for the crew leader position. 
Field sites are located in both pristine and fragmented forest tracks 
within state parks, national wildlife refuges, and military 
installations. All candidates should expect early morning field work, 
extensive hiking, long, hot days outdoors, and typical field challenges, 
including biting insects, rough terrain, poison ivy, and thorny 
understory vegetation. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and 
their own means of travelling to the study region.  Compensation: 
Housing will be provided and federal field vehicles will be used for 
day-to-day work. Salary will be $2,000 per month for technicians and 
$2,250 per month for the crew leader.  To Apply: 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.

PCSU ENDANGERED SEABIRD FIELD ASSISTANT - ID #16050  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
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.  Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological 
sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. 
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience 
in biological fieldwork (Volunteer experience must be documented and 
verifiable). Demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the 
following: 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 be able to locate birds by their calls. Must 
possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of 
employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess certification 
in First Aid/CPR and maintain throughout duration of employment (or be 
able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training 
provided within two (2) months from date of hire). Must be able to 
complete basic helicopter safety course within two (2) months from date 
of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL 
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least four (4) miles on obscure or off 
trails with a thirty to forty (30-40) pound backpack unassisted and live 
and work in isolated field camps under primitive conditions for extended 
periods of time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition 
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies 
and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's 
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, 
UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable 
State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
petrels. Small boat experience. Experience working with Hawaiian birds. 
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.  Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: 
$1,730-$2,684/Mon  To Apply: 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.” Job ID# is 16050. 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 (808)956-8344. Equal Opportunities Employer – 
Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Audubon California.  Website: 
https://employees-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2707/seasonal-field-technician/job 
Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA.  Duration: 3 to 4 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Audubon 
California is seeking an individual to conduct bird surveys who is 
comfortable working alone in remote settings, is a strong communicator, 
can maturely interact with private landowners and managers, can 
confidently estimate and identify shorebird species, and can enter 
survey data with a close attention to detail. This is a full time (40 
hours/week), 4 month (March 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2016) position, with 
occasional overtime. Application review will begin February 1st, 2016  
Qualifications: Essential Functions • Conduct shorebird surveys on 
private duck clubs in the Grasslands Ecological Area 2.5 days per week 
to measure bird response to additional water deliveries on private duck 
clubs as part of a partnership program among Audubon California, The 
Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science. • Conduct 
Tricolored Blackbird surveys from public roads throughout the San 
Joaquin Valley 2.5 days per week to identify breeding locations on 
farms. The Tricolored Blackbird Program is a coordinated effort with the 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to identify Tricolored 
Blackbird colonies in agricultural fields at risk of harvest. • 
Communicate regularly with duck club owners about property access. • 
Communicate observations to duck club managers to advise on wetland 
drawdown rate to maximize bird benefits. • Enter data in the field and 
proof data in an electronic database. • Assist with preliminary data 
analyses and reporting. Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in related 
field or 2+ years applicable field experience. • Ability to identify 
birds by sight, specifically shorebirds and Tricolored Blackbirds. • 
Experience driving field trucks and ATVs on narrow roads in variable 
conditions. • Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work 
with limited supervision. • Ability to communicate effectively with 
supervisors, conservation partners, private landowners and farmers, 
volunteers, and local community members. • Experience working on field 
projects; work in an agricultural setting and interaction with private 
landowners a plus. • Ability to travel in California, and to work 
evenings and weekends, as needed. • A valid driver’s license and 
excellent driving record. • Comfortable using a GPS unit and comfortable 
testing/using a new mapping system through ArcGIS Collector on iPhone. • 
GIS knowledge desired. • Familiarity with MS Word, Access, Excel, 
PowerPoint. • Ability to engage in strenuous outdoor activity, carry 
field equipment and endure outdoor field conditions including cold and 
wet winter weather and extreme heat. • Proven effectiveness working in a 
team setting. • Comfort working alone in a field setting.  Compensation: 
~$20 per hour.   To apply, please go to 
https://employees-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2707/seasonal-field-technician/job 
Only applications submitted online will be considered.

LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN SURVEY TECHNICIAN  at Sutton Avian Research 
Center.  Website: http://www.suttoncenter.org  Location: northwestern 
Oklahoma.  Duration: March 7 - May 7.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016. Job Description: Conduct 
Lesser Prairie-Chicken standardized surveys as assigned throughout 
northwestern Oklahoma, following established protocol. Typically six 
mornings per week, 4-6 hours per day doing surveys, and 1-2 hours per 
day data entry.  Qualifications: Must be able to work early mornings and 
tolerate cold weather, and be able to operate 4WD vehicle. Must be 
flexible to work around weather conditions (can’t survey in rain or high 
winds). Excellent hearing and bird identification skills are essential.  
Compensation: $15/hr (housing provided)  To Apply: Please send resume 
with three references to: DON WOLFE (EM: dwolfe AT ou.edu) Sutton Avian 
Research Center P.O. Box 2007 Bartlesville, OK 74005 918-336-7778

BANDING FIELD TECHNICIANS  at University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
Location: San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.  Duration: 2-3 weeks. Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Volunteer field technicians (1-2) needed for a 
study of passerine and near-passerine birds on San Salvador Island, The 
Bahamas. Technicians are needed (dates tentative) between Feb. 29th 2016 
– Mar. 16th 2016. Primary activities will be constant effort mist 
netting, banding and measuring passerine birds, cutting net lanes and 
trails, and setting up and taking down nets. Other work includes 
vegetation surveys and data entry. In past years, we’ve captured around 
35-40 migratory and resident species, and some days we’ve caught 50-100 
birds. The crew will be staying at the Gerace Research Centre 
(http://www.geraceresearchcentre.com/packetsandforms.html), in the 
company of other research and student groups, with a beautiful pristine 
beach as the backyard.  Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have 
previous experience taking passerine birds out of nets quickly and 
safely, and experience banding and aging/sexing passerines using molt 
limits. Work will be done in thorny, wet, and/or dense vegetation, 
usually in hot, very sunny conditions. Applicants must have a strong 
work ethic, be able to work well with others, follow directions, and be 
in very good physical condition. Applicants must be able to assist in 
cutting and cleaning up existing net lanes and trail with machetes, be 
able to carry heavy netting gear (i.e. poles) and help set up nets. 
Given the short amount of time on the island, the work schedule will be 
6-7 days a week. Applicants should be prepared for long days in the 
field (8-11 hrs/day). After the project, applicants (if they want) have 
the chance to stay on the island at the research centre to tour the 
island with other student groups.  Compensation: We will have a better 
idea of the available reimbursement for the applicants very soon. It is 
likely that airfare to Nassau and then to San Salvador will be the 
responsibility of the technician, however, most likely we should have 
some funds to pay for part or all of the room and board fees ($70/day) 
at the Gerace Research Centre for the applicants during the project, 
depending on their previous experience and qualifications. We would also 
welcome volunteers (such as those with less previous experience) who 
would be willing to pay their own way completely. Please apply if 
interested and we will discuss the compensation DOE and available 
funds.  To Apply: Please send ASAP a short cover letter, resume/CV, and 
contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for 3 
references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT gmail.com).

SNOWY PLOVER AND WATERBIRD INTERN: 1 YEAR  at San Francisco Bay Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  
Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: (Spring/Summer) Conduct plover nesting surveys 
using spotting scopes and binoculars in South Bay ponds. Re-sight color 
band combinations. Conduct avian predator surveys. Enter, proof and 
manage data collected. Assist with maintenance of field equipment. 
(Fall/Winter) Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling in 
South Bay ponds. Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and 
injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian 
botulism outbreaks. Assist with other SFBBO projects as assigned. Enter, 
proof and manage data collected. Assist with maintenance of field 
equipment.  Qualifications: Required: Coursework toward a degree in 
biology, ecology, or related field. Strong work ethic, organizational 
skills and attention to detail. Valid driver’s license, clean driving 
record and a reliable personal vehicle. Good physical condition and 
enthusiasm for long days in the field, often starting at sunrise. 
Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (deep mud, sun, dust) and 
some irregular hours. Patience for sighting cryptically-colored birds at 
great distance using binoculars and spotting scopes. Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team. Effective oral and written 
communication skills. Preferred: Field experience with threatened or 
endangered species. Ability to launch and safely operate a kayak. 
Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving 
on levees). First aid certification. Basic bird identification skills. 
Ability to navigate using maps and handheld GPS units. Solid computer 
skills, including working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Compensation: 
Applicants should be undergraduate students pursuing a degree in 
wildlife biology, environmental science or related field. A stipend of 
$125/week will be provided. Housing is not provided. An SFBBO vehicle, 
or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle, will be available for 
pre-approved, internship-related travel during work hours. SFBBO will 
supply all survey gear, such as spotting scopes and tripods.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter and resume with three references (names, email 
addresses and phone numbers) to KARINE TOKATLIAN (EM: ktokatlian AT 
sfbbo.org). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and state 
your last name in the file name.

SNOWY PLOVER AND WATERBIRD INTERN: 6 MONTHS  at San Francisco Bay Bird 
Observatory.  Website: http://www.sfbbo.org  Location: Milpitas, CA.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: (Primary) • Conduct plover nesting surveys using 
spotting scopes and binoculars in South Bay ponds • Re-sight color band 
combinations • Conduct avian predator surveys • Enter, proof and manage 
data collected • Assist with maintenance of field equipment (Secondary) 
• Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling in South Bay 
ponds • Assist with surveys of nesting California Gulls • Assist with 
other SFBBO projects as assigned  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: • Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or 
related field • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention 
to detail • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and a reliable 
personal vehicle • Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days 
in the field, often starting at sunrise • Willingness to tolerate harsh 
field conditions (deep mud, sun, dust) and some irregular hours • 
Patience for sighting cryptically-colored birds at great distance using 
binoculars and spotting scopes • Ability to work independently and as 
part of a team • Effective oral and written communication skills 
Preferred Qualifications: • Field experience with threatened or 
endangered species • Ability to launch and safely operate a kayak • 
Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving 
on levees) • First aid certification • Basic bird identification skills 
• Ability to navigate using maps and handheld GPS units • Solid computer 
skills, including working knowledge of MS Office Suite  Compensation: 
Applicants should be undergraduate students pursuing a degree in 
wildlife biology, environmental science or related field. A stipend of 
$125/week will be provided. Housing is not provided. An SFBBO vehicle, 
or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle, will be available for 
pre-approved, internship-related travel during work hours. SFBBO will 
supply all survey gear, such as spotting scopes and tripods.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter and resume with three references (names, email 
addresses and phone numbers) to KARINE TOKATLIAN (EM: ktokatlian AT 
sfbbo.org). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and state 
your last name in the file name. The deadline for applications is 
February 15th. For more information about SFBBO, please visit 
www.sfbbo.org .

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN  at Little St. Simons Island.  Website: 
http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com  Location: Little St. Simons Island, 
GA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 
Feb 2016.  Job Description: Little St. Simons Island (LSSI) is seeking a 
seasonal Shorebird Technician to assist with breeding beachnesting bird 
monitoring and management. The applicant will be responsible to find, 
document, and track all American oystercatcher, wilson’s plover, black 
skimmer, and least tern nests and broods. S/He will conduct red knot 
surveys and shorebird migration surveys, successfully resight banded 
birds, and assist the ecological technician with predator management. 
Daily monitoring activities include a strenuous bicycle ride (up to 18 
miles/day) with field equipment to and along the beach. Field work is 
often conducted in harsh conditions that may include heat, wind, rain, 
soft sand, and biting insects. The shorebird technician may also 
participate in other management projects including sea turtle nest 
monitoring, marsh bird point count surveys, and a fire ant monitoring 
and treatment project. There is also an educational component to the 
position that includes a weekly shorebird presentation as part of the 
Little St. Simons Island’s guest program. Little St. Simons Island is a 
10,000 acre private barrier island that is only accessible by boat. 
Access to the mainland is limited, and is not guaranteed on the 
technician’s time off. This is a full-time, seasonal position that runs 
April 1-August 1 (flexible).  Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in 
biology, zoology, ecology or related field. Previous field experience 
and the ability to identify shorebird and seabird species is a must. The 
candidate must be in excellent physical condition, and able to tolerate 
biting insects. S/He must be a self-starter, and be able to work both 
independently and as a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic, 
positive, and be able to communicate effectively. Compensation: 
$8.00/hr, housing and meals provided  To Apply: Please send a resume, 
cover letter, and contact information for 3 references in a single 
document to LAUREN GINGERELLA (EM: lauren AT littlessi.com) prior to 
February 15.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS  at Point Blue Conservation Science. Website: 
http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades, 
CA.  Duration: 25 April through 5 August, 2016 (start and end date may 
be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Two 
bird and vegetation survey technician positions available on multiple 
monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada of California with Point Blue 
Conservation Science. This program offers a unique opportunity to 
explore and observe birds in some of the most beautiful landscapes in 
California, across a wide range of habitats, while collecting data to 
guide forest management in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. 
Field work covers a vast profile of elevations in coniferous forest, 
aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral habitats, with a significant focus on 
collecting data in recently burned areas. Primary duties include, but 
are not limited to: Conducting multiple-species avian point counts, nest 
searching, vegetation surveys, data entry, navigating cross-country in 
mountainous terrain and driving company-leased and government-owned 4×4 
vehicles. In addition to these duties, two technician positions based 
near Lake Almanor will assist with banding and extracting birds at two 
MAPS stations. The northern and central Sierra crews will also be 
deploying and maintaining bat bioacoustic recorders. Qualifications: 
Previous experience point counting multiple bird species by sight and 
sound is required, preferably in the Western US. All candidates must 
have the ability to navigate cross-country in complex, steep mountainous 
terrain in post-fire (brushy, sooty) landscapes. All successful 
candidates must be able to identify over 100 bird species by sight and 
sound following two weeks of training. We require self-motivation, an 
enthusiasm for travel and camping, 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 ability 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 with 
one or fewer moving violations in the last three years. Point Blue is an 
equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against 
applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national 
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability 
status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application 
for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class 
protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for 
applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or 
participate in the interview process.  Compensation: Total compensation 
is at least $3,000/month, which includes an hourly wage and housing 
costs. An hourly wage equivalent to $2,650-2800/month DOE for technician 
positions, including overtime pay according California State law. 
Housing is provided at a value = $350/month. Field housing locations are 
near Lake Almanor, South Lake Tahoe, and Shaver Lake, CA. Work vehicles 
are also provided.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or 
Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous point count 
experience and interest in this position, specific dates of 
availability, geographic location preference (if any), a resume, and 
contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (EM: bcampos AT 
pointblue DOT org) and JOSH STAGNER (jstagner AT pointblue DOT org). In 
the subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2016. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting 
February 8. Qualified candidates will be hired as they are identified. 
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship 
status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, 
membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or 
membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make 
reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete 
the application and/or participate in the interview process.

FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Tetra Tech.  Website: http://tetratech.com/ 
Location: Coffey County, Kansas.  Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: 
Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Tetra Tech, Inc. is seeking local applicants to provide 
approximately full time field support for a post-construction mortality 
study in Coffey County, Kansas as part of ongoing environmental 
assessments of operational wind farms. Applicants should reside within 1 
hour of the Project Area which includes but is not limited to Topeka, 
Kansas City or Emporia. The field biologists will be responsible for 
implementing a post-construction monitoring program inclusive of 
fatality searches, searcher efficiency trials and carcass persistence 
trials, adhering to standardized protocols and keeping detailed 
datasheets. Tetra Tech is looking for field biologists to begin work on 
March 14, 2016 and to continue work for one (1) full year through 
February 15, 2017. Applicants must be willing to commit to at least 4 
full field days per week, including travel to and from the field 
location. Field work will be weekly during spring, summer and fall 
seasons, and will reduce to every two weeks during winter. The field 
biologists will be responsible for their own housing throughout the 
study period.  Qualifications: • Previous field work in wildlife ecology 
with preference given to experience with avian and/or bat species; • 
Able to accurately identify local wildlife species by sight; • BS 
Science (Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, etc. ) 
preferred; • Be willing to adhere to all personal safety requirements 
associated with working at an operating wind farm; • Comfortable in 
harsh weather conditions and rugged terrain (i.e., extreme heat or cold, 
high winds, all forms of precipitation); • Physically capable of doing 
extensive walking following transects; • Ability to utilize a compass 
and/or GPS unit; • Licensed driver with ability to utilize own vehicle 
as necessary; • Comfortable handling bird and small mammal carcasses 
under standard safety protocols; • Must be able to work independently 
and as a part of a team, while maintaining good communication with Tetra 
Tech staff; and • Able to have flexibility in scheduling due to changing 
field conditions.  Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with 
experience and range from $15-20/hour.  To Apply: Please send cover 
letter indicating interest and experience and resume to JENNY TAYLOR 
(EM: jennifer.taylor AT tetratech.com) - qualified applicants will be 
contacted for an interview.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 26, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:49:47 -0500
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POINT COUNT SURVEYORS: IDAHO & UTAH  at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  
Website: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/  Location: Idaho and/or Utah.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 30 Apr 
2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) needed for a study 
of breeding birds across Idaho and Utah (mid-May to mid-July, 2016) with 
the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University. Duties 
consist of standardized point count surveys, vegetation surveys, and 
data entry. Field assistants will travel across diverse habitats 
including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, montane forest, 
alpine, and pinyon-juniper and encounter hundreds of bird species.  
Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability to identify 200+ 
species of Western birds by sight AND sound (sound is very important), 
2) experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate 
data entry and 4) willingness to give your all even through challenging 
times. This is a fulltime position for the duration of the project 
(May-July). Hourly rate is $12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per Diem which 
amounts to an additional $1,000 over the season which essentially boosts 
the hourly rate by ~$3.) Applicants must be comfortable mostly working 
alone (90% of the time) in some remote but beautiful areas that can 
include predators (bears, wolves, mountain lions). Applicants must also 
be physically fit and able to handle hiking in steep and rough terrain 
and dealing with thick vegetation. Applicants must be able to navigate 
with maps and GPS to find remote sites, maintain accurate records of 
each visit, and be comfortable working independently and camping for up 
to 10 days at a time at undeveloped sites, and be able to provide their 
own basic camping equipment. There is a lot of driving between sites 
since we are covering most of the state. Applicants must have a valid 
driver's license and EITHER use their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related 
mileage will be reimbursed at the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do 
not have a suitable vehicle we will provide you with a rental SUV. 
Compensation: 12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem). To Apply: Please send a 
resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail to (EM: jessicapollock 
AT boisestate.edu). Please put “2016 Point Count Applicant” in the 
subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are most 
interested in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions will be filled as soon as 
suitable applicants are found.

CITIZEN SCIENCE COORDINATOR  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://birdconservancy.org  Location: Front Range, Colorado.  
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 25 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking an 
experienced wildlife biologist to lead our raptor monitoring volunteer 
programs in Colorado. The Citizen Science Coordinator will oversee the 
day-to-day operations of our Bald Eagle Watch and Dinosaur Ridge 
HawkWatch programs. Citizen scientists for our Bald Eagle Watch program 
monitor and collect data at eagle nests across the Front Range from 
February through August. This data helps land managers ensure continued 
healthy populations of Bald Eagles in the area. We also work with 
volunteers who count migrating raptors at the Dinosaur Ridge HawkWatch 
in Morrison, CO between March and May. Data from this project 
contributes to our understanding of raptor movements across North 
America. There is also an opportunity to help out with our passerine 
banding stations near the end of the season with a possibility for 
extension (depending on funding). The position will require working in 
the field or from a home office. We have a preference for candidates 
that live in the Denver metro area or nearby. Essential job functions: • 
Manage Bald Eagle Watch nest monitoring program. o Visit sites to 
ground-truth Bald Eagle nest locations. o Assist with Bald Eagle nest 
monitoring as needed. o Alert Colorado Parks & Wildlife staff when there 
are threats to Bald Eagles reported. o Update Colorado Parks & Wildlife 
and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff regularly with nest status and 
new nest locations. o Create reports and other products using Bald Eagle 
Watch nest monitoring data. • Coordinate a large pool of dedicated 
citizen science volunteers with diverse skillsets and backgrounds. • 
Establish and implement a regular communication strategy for volunteers 
that includes weekly, monthly and seasonal updates and reports. • 
Schedule citizen science volunteers for monitoring activities at the 
Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch and Bald Eagle Watch nest sites. • Assist with 
citizen science events, trainings and activities to steward volunteers. 
• Conduct outreach to recruit new volunteers and supporters to the Bald 
Eagle Watch and Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch programs. • Assist with the 
Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch migration monitoring program. • Occasionally 
count migrating raptors at the Dinosaur Ridge Hawkwatch site. • Monitor 
and steward data entry from volunteers. • Potential to help with 
songbird banding at the end of the season.  Qualifications: Desired 
knowledge, abilities, and skills: • A positive attitude, outgoing 
personality and an ability to work independently and cooperatively with 
others. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Proficiency 
with computers including Microsoft Office, databases and Google 
applications. • Working knowledge of the ecology, identification, 
research and conservation of North American birds of prey. • A 
commitment to biological conservation and the mission of Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies. • Clean driving record. Education and 
Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources or related field 
(required) • Hawk migration counting experience (preferred) • Nest 
monitoring experience (preferred) • Experience working with volunteers, 
scheduling and group communications (preferred) • Experience extracting 
birds from mistnets and/or songbird banding (preferred)  Compensation: 
$15.94/hour.  To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and at least three references as a 
single document (PDF or Word) to JEFF BIREK (EM: jeff.birek AT 
birdconservancy.org). We will begin reviewing applications on January 
4th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN  at Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife 
Service.  Website: http://www.ec.gc.ca  Location: Edmonton, AB. 
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: ~3-4. 
Application Deadline: 3 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Technicians are 
needed to survey songbird communities in the boreal forests of northern 
Alberta. This project will run as part of an initiative designed to 
evaluate the impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird 
populations throughout the Oil Sands Area. Technicians will work in 
teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based camps that may be relocated 
to different survey areas every few days. Distance-based point-count 
surveys or recording units 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. 
Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months 
beginning May 2, 2016. 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/or helicopter), and 
accommodation will be provided while in the field. Crew members are 
responsible for accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the 
position. Qualifications: Required skills and experience: • Previous 
experience (= 2 field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field 
programs, preferably in the boreal forest region. • Ability to identify 
boreal forest landbirds by sight and sound. • Experience living and 
working in remote field camps for extended periods 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. • 
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, or hold valid working permits for 
Canada, and 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: • 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. 
Compensation: $4,600.00 per month (approximate) × 3 months, plus 
overtime pay for weekends worked in the field  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). 
Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual 
position with the Government of Canada in 2016 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 February 3, 2016. 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 
canada.ca).

HEAD OWL BANDER OR ASSISTANT OWL BANDER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor 
Watch.  Website: MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Cheboygan, 
Michigan.  Duration: March 20 to May 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Set up and maintain mist nets to capture Owls; checking 
nets dusk till dawn except inclement weather. Keep legible records for 
all birds banded (date, measurements, age,& sex), daily blog entries & 
writing seasonal report. Owls are mostly NSWO, some LEOW, possibly BDOW, 
GHOW, BOOW. Applicant must be able to withstand night activity & cold 
weather.  Qualifications: Head Bander: Must have experience using mist 
nets, record keeping, handling & banding owls. Experience identifying 
owls, taking measurements & using Pyle guide. Assistant Bander must have 
experience using mist nets, identifying & banding birds using Pyle 
guide. Compensation: $1200 to $1400 per month depending on experience. 
Housing provided, primitive cabin in State Park, no electricity, wood 
heat.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to ED PIKE 
(EM: EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com).

WATERBIRD COUNTER  at Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch.  Website: 
http://MackinacRaptorWatch.org  Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan. 
Duration: March 25 till May 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 20 Feb 2016. Job Description: Identifying, counting and record 
waterbirds using binoculars and spotting scope. Legibly keep records of 
species, numbers, and movement of waterbirds. Eight hours per day 
starting at sunrise. Job may be extended.  Qualifications: Must be able 
to identify waterbirds of the Great Lakes region in flight and on water. 
Must be experienced using binoculars and spotting scope; and recording 
data. Must have own binoculars.  Compensation: $1200 to $1400 per month 
depending on experience. Housing provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume and references to: ED PIKE, (EM: EdandAnne6750 AT gmail.com)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (TERNS AND PLOVERS)  at University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst.  Website: http://www.coopunits.org/Massachusetts/  Location: 
Field sites in Cape Cod, MA, coastal RI, and Long Island, NY.  Duration: 
5 months with possibility of extension (start date 3/28/2016).  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
Research technician needed to assist with movement studies of threatened 
piping plovers and endangered roseate terns for collaborative project 
with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service in southern New England and New York. This is a 
temporary position that will start in late March and continue until 
early September, with possibility of extension into late Nov/early Dec. 
Duties include but are not limited to: assisting with construction and 
maintenance of automated radio telemetry stations; assisting with 
trapping, banding, and attaching radio transmitters to piping plovers, 
roseate terns, and common terns; radio telemetry; nest and brood 
monitoring; collecting chick provisioning data (for terns); conducting 
band resighting surveys and survey counts of shorebirds and terns; data 
entry and summaries. The work is physically demanding and requires 
hiking long distances over sand with heavy field equipment. Technicians 
will be based in coastal RI but extensive travel throughout southern New 
England/NY is required. Shared housing is available at all sites. May be 
required to spend up to 6 weeks at a time living in rustic field camps 
on remote islands with no running water and limited to no electricity.  
Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience with avian 
(especially shorebird and tern) field research and the willingness and 
capability of working as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a 
remote setting, and ability to work long/irregular hours, flexibility 
for traveling to field sites throughout the study area, ability to carry 
 >50 pounds of equipment for long distances over soft sand/uneven 
terrain. Applicants must have excellent communication skills with 
coworkers, project collaborators, and the beach-going public. Experience 
with construction, solar systems, climber safety techniques, radio 
telemetry, 4-WD vehicle operation over soft sand, and traveling in small 
boats is preferred.  Compensation: $2,600/month plus housing. To Apply: 
Send cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in a 
single pdf document by email to PAM LORING (EM: ploring AT 
eco.umass.edu). Use 'Research Assistant application: your last name' as 
the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received up until the deadline of 15 Feb 2016.

OILED WILDLIFE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE INTERN  at Tri-State Bird 
Rescue & Research, Inc.  Website: https://tristatebird.org/ Location: 
Newark, DE.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Application 
Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The Oil Spill Response Team at 
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is looking for a local student intern 
to assist with contingency planning and response activities for the 
organization. This position is available for the spring 2016 semester. 
The intern will be onsite 12 hours per week for 10 weeks, at a mutually 
agreeable schedule. Work must be conducted during weekdays, but weekend 
hours may be requested by Tri-State with or without advance notice in 
the event of an oil spill. The student is responsible for securing 
approval for credit hours; if credit hours are approved, Tri-State will 
complete any required paperwork. The intern will learn and assist with 
many aspects of oiled wildlife response and preparedness, including 
response readiness, petroleum product safety, wildlife facility 
maintenance, and animal care. There will be an opportunity for the 
intern to identify and lead a project based on his or her interests and 
skills. The intern will work with Oil Program staff on projects that 
enhance the preparedness of Tri-State’s new Wildlife Response Annex. 
Types of projects may include cleaning, paper and electronic filing, 
equipment maintenance, and cage design. The intern will also assist with 
creating content for social media and may be asked to oversee volunteer 
projects. In addition to these response readiness tasks, the intern will 
be trained to assist with various aspects of wildlife rehabilitation if 
Tri-State responds to a local oil spill during the course of the 
internship.  Qualifications: • Computer literacy, especially with 
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Willingness to work around 
stressed wildlife and petroleum chemicals. • A familiarity with Delaware 
native wildlife is preferred. • Enrolled in a degree program in wildlife 
biology, animal science, emergency management, or similar. • A positive 
attitude and a willingness to acquire new skills as related to oil spill 
preparedness and response. • Able to pass a background check. 
Compensation: Unpaid.   To apply, email the following to SAMANTHA 
CHRISTIE, Senior Coordinator, Oil Programs at (EM: schristie AT 
tristatebird.org). Incomplete submissions will not be considered. • 
Cover letter • Application (can be found on our website: 
www.tristatebird.org/careers/ ) • Résumé • One professional or academic 
letter of reference Deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 
2016. Preferred start date is March 14, 2016.

BANDER AND ASSISTANT BANDER  at Mackenzie Nature Observatory. Website: 
http://www.mackenzienatureobservatory.ca  Location: Mugaha Marsh banding 
station, Mackenzie, BC.  Duration: 19 July - 23 September, 2016.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: We have our BIC 
for Fall 2016, but we require two more banders - one bander would work a 
5 day week throughout the season and the assistant bander would work a 
four day week covering the days other banders get off. Banding, 
observations, and data entry are some of the duties, full details will 
be provided to interested parties.  Qualifications: You need to have a 
banding permit or be eligible for one under our station permit. You 
should know Western Birds by sight and sound. You must have the abitiy 
to work with others and a willingness to share your knowledge with other 
banders and volunteers Having your own personal transportation is an 
asset More details about job will be provided to interested applicants. 
Compensation: This will be provided to interested applicants. 
Applications will be reviewed as they come in.  To Apply: Please send 
Mackenzie Nature Observatory your resume by email to (EM: jlambie AT 
telus.net) marking it to the attention of MNO Bird Committee. Please 
provide details of your banding experience, your knowledge of Western 
Birds, whether you are available for the full season or just part of it, 
and some references.

BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD SCHOONER EXPEDITION  at CONSERVIAN.  Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: Bahamas.  
Duration: 1 week.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 6-8 per 
week. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Conservian 
Bahamas Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Shorebird Habitat Conservation 
Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Conservian is seeking a 
weekly crew of 6 to 8 enthusiastic individuals for our Bahamas shorebird 
habitat conservation project in May 2016 aboard the 75ft schooner “Dream 
Catcher”. Cost for the week is $1,150. Includes your bunk, onboard 
meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. Crews 
will fly to the Bahamas each week to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary Conservian and partners will 
begin the first program in the Bahamas to implement on-the-ground 
protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, 
and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, 
and seabird sites. Crews will also participate in collecting new data on 
shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected Island sites include 
Globally Important and locally Important Bird Areas and national parks 
of the Bahamas, such as the North Atlantic Abaco Cays National Park IBA, 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulters Cay 
National Park IBA, and Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, Dream Catcher Coastal 
Sailing Adventures, International Conservation Fund of Canada, 
LightHawk, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand 
Bahama Island Power, Abaco Friends of the Environment. Project Crew 
Activities: Protect, post & sign shorebird breeding & migratory sites 
Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & habitat Control invasive 
Australian pine on beach habitats Work with local volunteers to 
accomplish the above goals Expedition schedule: Choose one week Week 1: 
Grand Bahama Island- May 2-9 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: Great 
Abaco- May 9-16 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco- 
May 16-23 (Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulters Cays- 
May 23-30 (Marsh Harbour/San Andros Airport) Bahamas Pilot Work 
Completed in 2014: In December 2014 Conservian partnered with Lighthawk 
to conduct aerial surveys of the Bahamas islands to identify and locate 
all migratory and breeding shorebird habitat, and document all shoreline 
occurrence of the invasive species Australian pine. The new data will 
guide Conservian's shorebird conservation work in the Bahamas. The 
historic project was featured on National Geographic’s website. 

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/06/historic-flights-aid-bahamas-shorebirds-video/ 

Qualifications: Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will 
work in both populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, 
visit white sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground 
surveys for beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new 
people. We will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird 
sites and control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with 
shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. We will rotate duties 
so that everyone will have some time off to visit island towns, fish, 
snorkel, or dive. IMPORTANT: Applicants must be responsible, 
adventurous, in good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be 
capable of walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. 
Applicants must be comfortable living onboard a schooner for a week and 
riding in small boats to access survey sites. Shorebird or other field 
experience is a plus, but not required. All training is provided. This 
is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species shorebird ID and 
monitoring experience. Conservian is beginning a new long term shorebird 
and habitat conservation program in the Bahamas.  Compensation: No 
compensation All of your contributed time and schooner fee costs count 
as in-kind match to make this important conservation work a reality.  To 
Apply: If you would like to join our conservation pirate crew for a 
week: 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 applicants is ongoing and will continue until bunks are 
filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on 
Facebook for more information on Conservian’s conservation work and full 
color expedition brochure.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI  at CONSERVIAN. 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation  Location: 
Alabama and Mississippi.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN 
VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation (CBC) is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for 
state-wide monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and 
Mississippi coast. Work begins in mid-April and continues through July 
30th. Shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is 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. Qualifications: 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 (10x42). 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. Compensation: Housing 
and cost of gasoline will be reimbursed for travel between field work 
sites.  To Apply: 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.

AVIAN TECHNICIAN - VARIOUS LOCATIONS  at Rocky Mountain Power. Website: 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com  Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 7 - 8 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4.  Application 
Deadline: 29 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 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 
timeframe will be April 2014 - November 2014. • This position will 
require travel to remote locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, & Idaho.  
Qualifications: 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.  Compensation: $18.75 - 
$23.80/Hour.  To Apply: Please access our website 
http://www.PacifiCorp.com/Careers. Complete a candidate profile, then 
apply to job number 151372.

AWWIC COORDINATOR  at American Wind Wildlife Institute.  Website: 
https://awwi.org/  Location: Washington, DC or Burlington, VT. Duration: 
Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) seeks a 
coordinator for AWWI’s American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC) 
project. The AWWIC is a database that collects and securely houses 
wind-wildlife data from wind projects across the U.S. and makes the data 
available for scientific analysis. The analysis of data contained in 
AWWIC represents the most substantive, near-term opportunity to deliver 
game-changing information on wind-wildlife interactions. This position 
will report to AWWI’s Program Manager and be supported by the Director 
of Research and Evaluation. AWWI works closely with more than 30 
industry and conservation partners, friends, and advisors to build 
scientific research, strategies and tools, and best practices for 
environmentally responsible wind farm siting and operations. Carrying 
out AWWI’s mission requires dedication to sound science and 
collaboration. Key Responsibilities The AWWIC Project Coordinator’s 
primary day-to-day responsibilities for coordinating and managing AWWIC 
include, but are not limited to the following: • Manage ongoing and 
future data contributions to AWWIC; conduct data QA/QC and work with 
data submitters to prepare complete datasets for upload into AWWIC • 
Maintain and update content of AWWIC Documents Database and other 
database user portals; respond to user inquiries as needed • Understand 
and develop templates for data collection that are in-line with the most 
up-to-date field techniques and research • QA/QC wind-wildlife data 
collected from public sources for inclusion in AWWIC • Data aggregation 
and analysis for use in scientific presentations and papers • 
Collaborate with contracted computer programmers on database development 
and maintenance • Support preparation of outreach materials on AWWIC, 
such as talking points, fact sheets, presentations, maps, and diagrams • 
Participate in regular staff calls and meetings • Lead AWWIC working 
groups • Additional tasks as assigned and as time permits  
Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with the following 
qualifications: • M.S. in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental 
Science or a related field or equivalent work experience • Strong data 
manipulation, management, and QA/QC skills; working knowledge of 
PostgreSQL, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access • Strong 
organizational skills, project management skills, and attention to 
detail • Good writing and oral communication skills • Specific knowledge 
and experience in wind energy and/or avian and bat biology is strongly 
preferred • Working knowledge of ArcGIS; statistical programs such as R, 
Stata, SAS, or SPSS; and HTML or PHP is not required, but considered a 
plus • Desire to work in a collaborative environment to achieve goals of 
a diverse stakeholder community  Compensation: The location of the 
position will be in Washington, D.C. or Burlington, VT. Compensation is 
commensurate with experience and skills. AWWI offers a generous, 
comprehensive benefits package.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter 
and resume to (EM: info AT awwi.org). Applications will be accepted 
until the position is filled. No phone or written inquiries please. AWWI 
is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are 
considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, 
color, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran 
status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS AT BANDING STATION  at Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory.  Website: http://mackenzienatureobservatory.ca Location: 
Mugaha Marsh Banding Station, Mackenzie, BC Canada. Duration: Jul 19-Sep 
23, 2016.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Job Description: Volunteers assist the 
banders with the operation of the station, according to their abilities. 
Volunteers can apply to come for 2 or more weeks, but we would like to 
know your first and second choice of times.  Qualifications: We would 
like to know your experience working with birds,and whether you have 
assisted at a banding station previously. Are you able to identify birds 
by sight and sound? Mugaha is 14.5 km from Mackenzie and there is no 
running water on sight, but we do have electricity. You will need your 
own personal transportation.  Compensation: We do not offer any 
compensation.

KING RAIL FIELD ASSISTANT  at East Carolina University.  Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/  Location: Mackay Island National 
Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina.  Duration: 10 to 12 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Highly motivated VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3 positions) 
sought for research on the ecology and behavior of breeding king rails 
in wetlands in and around Mackay Island NWR in coastal North Carolina 
near the Virginia border. Duties include conducting callback surveys to 
locate breeding king rails, nest finding (wading), nest monitoring, 
catching, sampling and banding adults and chicks. Candidates will be 
required to collect data and observations and enter data into a 
database. These positions require physically demanding work at varying 
times of day, including early morning start times and a non-traditional 
work week. Workers will spend long hours wading through water, mud and 
vegetation in the marshes under hot, humid conditions. Some night work 
may also be necessary. Three 10- to 12-week positions are available with 
staggered start dates. May through June availability required. April 
availability strongly preferred, but dates negotiable prior to 
starting.  Qualifications: Required: Candidates should have or be 
working towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, wildlife science, or a 
related field. Ability to follow direction and to work both 
independently and with a team. Possess good organizational and data 
recording skills. Ability to lift 50 pounds above one’s head. Valid 
driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be comfortable working 
around water, in the presence of snakes and biting insects. Hard working 
with a positive attitude, sense of humor, and an interest in wetland 
bird ecology a must! Preferred: Prior experience with marsh birds, 
mistnetting, bird handling, and nest-finding, particularly in wetlands. 
Prior experience recording avian vocalizations or conducting playback 
trials. Experience working in difficult terrain and under uncomfortable 
field conditions. Experience paddling a kayak. Own vehicle preferred, 
but not required (please indicate upon application). Ability to operate 
a 4-wheel drive truck an asset.  Compensation: Volunteer, but 
comfortable refuge housing with basic amenities and utilities will be 
provided free of charge.  To Apply: Candidates should send a cover 
letter with dates of availability describing qualifications, reason for 
interest in the position and future goals, and a resume including the 
contact information for three referees, all in a single file to SUSAN 
McRAE at East Carolina University, EM: mcraes AT ecu DOT edu. Please use 
the following subject line: KING RAIL ASSISTANTS. For questions about 
the positions, contact KATIE SCHROEDER (EM: schroederk15 AT students DOT 
ecu DOT edu) Review of candidates will begin February 5th, 2016, and 
continue until the positions are filled.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE FIELD TECHNICIANS: NEVADA, OREGON  at University of 
Nevada, Reno.  Location: Northern Nevada and Southern Oregon. Duration: 
4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 8. Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: The University of Nevada-Reno is 
hiring field technicians to assist with a study assessing the impact of 
non-native grazers on Greater Sage-grouse demographics. This project 
consists of three study areas. Combined, these study areas are slightly 
larger than the state of Delaware and are very remote. Accommodations 
will vary from remote field camps without running water to primitive 
bunkhouses. Duties include but aren’t limited to capturing and handling 
of sage-grouse, radio telemetry, vegetation surveys, transect surveys 
for horse and livestock use, diving trucks as well as ATVS, the use of 
GPS systems, and data entry. Sage-grouse will be monitored during 
breeding, nesting, brood rearing, and post-fledging periods with the 
goal of relating demographic parameters to environmental changes. This 
is a seasonal position starting March 21st and continuing through August 
1st 2016.  Qualifications: The most successful applicants will have 
demonstrated the ability to work and live in remote areas for long 
periods of time. Previous work with radio telemetry, vegetation surveys, 
and upland gamebirds is desired but not necessary. Applicants must be 
willing to work long days in variable weather conditions ranging from 
below freezing temperatures to extreme heat. A valid driver’s license is 
a must.  Compensation: $1900/month + housing + food.  To Apply: To 
apply, send a cover letter and resume to PHILLIP STREET and TESSA BEHNKE 
(EM: unrgrsg AT gmail.com).

IMMEDIATE NEED: BENDIRE’S THRASHER FIELD ASSISTANT  at New Mexico State 
University and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Location: 
Western New Mexico.  Duration: February - July.  Job Type: Temporary.  
Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 3-7 field 
technicians are needed to assist with a graduate student research 
project studying the distribution and habitat requirements of Bendire’s 
Thrasher (BETH) throughout its New Mexico range and parts of Arizona. 
Our study objectives are 1) To locate and map BETH territories 
throughout their breeding range in New Mexico and Arizona. 2) To 
quantify vegetation characteristics around BETH nests and territories. 
3) To investigate BETH interactions with other Thrasher species. Primary 
duties of the field assistants include, but are not limited to, 
assisting with avian point counts, territory mapping, as well as 
vegetation surveys. Eligible applicant will be available for work 
beginning in mid-February through mid to late July. Irregular hours, 
early mornings, and long workdays in extremely variable weather 
conditions should be expected. Fieldwork will also require extensive 
hiking over variable terrain and extensive driving between field sites 
in Western New Mexico and Arizona. The position will require working a 
10 day schedule, with all nights spent camping remotely. Shared housing 
while not in the field will be provided. Applicant should possess a 
strong interest in avian biology, work well independently or as part of 
a team, be highly motivated, detail oriented, possess the ability to 
collect high quality scientific data, maintain a positive attitude under 
strenuous field conditions and be to live and work in close quarters 
with others. Preference will be given to applicants that have 
demonstrated experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping, remote and 
independent fieldwork, and vegetation identification. Qualifications: 
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, 
or related field. Experience with identifying western birds by sight and 
sound, conducting avian point counts, territory mapping vegetation 
identification, and avian research is preferred. Being prepared to camp 
for 10 day stretches, usually with only one other person will be very 
important. Successful applicants will also have a positive work 
attitude, sense of humor, and strong work ethic.  Compensation: ~$1600 a 
month.   To apply, please send the following documents to (EM: cbear AT 
nmsu.edu): · Cover letter (summarizing how you meet the listed 
qualifications and interest in the position) · Resume or CV · Contact 
information for three references.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM INTERNSHIP  at American Conservation 
Experience.  Website: http://www.usaconservation.org Location: Paicines, 
CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: The American Conservation Experience is seeking 
one full-time intern (age 18 or older) to assist with monitoring captive 
and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The 
primary duties of the intern will be: 1) tracking, monitoring and 
recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions; 2) observing and 
recording feeding behaviors; 3) speaking with the public and local 
community members about a high-profile endangered species which is 
reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations 
for its recovery; 4) monitoring breeding behavior and nests; 5) handling 
animal carcasses used for bait stations; 6) maintenance of equipment and 
facilities; and 7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with 
other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and 
outreach. Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe 
work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as 
independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to 
hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of 
equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; 
and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to 
work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource 
management projects as needed. This is a 6 month internship with the 
possibility of extension. Housing may be provided. Applicants within 
commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. 
Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with 
some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in mid-March.  
Qualifications: Highlight any educational or work experience with 
endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public speaking, basic 
maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on primitive roads, and 
hunting or ranching operations. We are seeking individuals with 
enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open mind for all 
perspectives.  Compensation: $200-275/week stipend, depending on housing 
availability. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.  To 
Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 
references to JENNIE JONES (EM: jennie_k_jones AT nps.gov) no later than 
February 2, 2016. Please write “Internship Application” in the subject 
line and send all application components as a single attachment using 
the following file naming format: First name_Last 
name_Internship_Application Please specify your available start date and 
where you saw this posting. Please indicate if you are between 18-25 
years old as special funding sources may apply.

POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program.  
Website: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/  Location: Coastal US, Maine to 
Delaware  Duration: May 1--late July/early Aug.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 13. Application Deadline: 1 Apr 2016.  Job 
Description: POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS needed to conduct tidal-marsh bird 
research along the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts! Technicians will 
support a large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian 
Research Program, which investigates the status and distribution of 
tidal-marsh birds along the northeastern US coast. Particular emphasis 
is placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, 
Willet and Clapper Rail. See www.tidalmarshbirds.org for more 
information on SHARP. Technicians will conduct passive and callback 
point-count surveys for marsh birds in selected tidal marshes. Saltmarsh 
vegetation surveys will also be conducted at each location. Positions 
are available in coastal Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island/Connecticut, 
New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Qualifications: Ideal applicants 
will have prior experience with point-count and callback surveys and 
will be willing to work long hours in remote marshes under harsh field 
conditions (biting insects, deep mud, and heat). All applicants must 
have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a good sense of 
humor, and the ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the 
field season. Applicants must also have a working knowledge of 
northeastern bird identification by sight and sound. A general knowledge 
of marsh vegetation will also be helpful. New Jersey and Delaware 
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.  Compensation: 
Housing and vehicles will be available for all positions. Salary is 
$480/week.   To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three 
references to (EM: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org). Please specify desired 
state/s in subject line of email.

WILDLIFE (TURKEY) TECHNICIAN  at Montana State University. Location: 
Northern Black Hills, South Dakota.  Duration: 5 months. Job Type: 
Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Agency: 
Montana State University – Bozeman, Dept. of Ecology in cooperation with 
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. Location: Northern Black Hills, 
South Dakota. Position based in Lead, South Dakota Project: A study of 
Merriam’s wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo merriami) in the Northern 
Black Hills seeks to quantify survival and reproduction characteristics. 
Specifically, this project seeks to understand how individual and 
environmental factors affect hen survival, nesting success, and poult 
survival. Radio telemetry will be utilized to monitor hen and poult 
survival and to facilitate habitat evaluations at nest sites. Duties: 
Technician will participate in all field aspects of the project. Primary 
duties will include: monitoring hens via radio telemetry, nest location, 
nest monitoring, habitat evaluations, and conducting poult counts. 
Technician will also be responsible for equipment maintenance, data 
management, and other duties as required. The ability to interact 
positively with members of the public, landowners, livestock producers, 
and other agency personnel is critical.  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: Candidates should have a background in wildlife biology, 
ecology, or a related field. The demands of fieldwork require 
individuals willing and able to work long days and occasionally work 
long periods (up to 10 days) without time off. Technicians must be in 
good physical condition and capable of hiking 10+ miles across rugged 
terrain in a variety of weather conditions (snow, rain, heat). The 
ability to read a topographic map and navigate using a GPS is crucial, 
as is the ability to safely operate a 4WD pickup on low maintenance 
roads. Additionally, the ability to collect and legibly record high 
quality data is a must. Most work will be conducted alone; must be able 
to work independently or as part of a team. Applicants must be willing 
and able to live in bunkhouse-type quarters and able to maintain 
professional relationships while living and working with the same people 
day-in and day-out. Above all, I am seeking a hard-working, 
results-oriented individual with an ability to solve problems and get 
the job done in a safe and effective manner. Desired Qualifications: 
Individuals with experience using radio-telemetry are highly preferred, 
as are those with experience quantifying vegetation communities. 
Individuals with animal handling experience (wildlife or farm/ranch), 
particularly turkeys or other game birds will be given preference. 
Mechanical aptitude and a general ability to solve problems is also 
desired.  Compensation: Terms of Appointment: Position begins April 1, 
2016 and runs through August 2016. Salary: ~$1425/month. Housing is 
provided in Lead, SD. All project-related travel will be in a 
project-provided vehicle, but technician is responsible for his/her own 
transportation to Lead. To Apply: Email a cover letter specifying 
interests and qualifications, along with a resume/CV (including contact 
information for three (3) or more references) to (EM: michael.yarnall AT 
msu.montana.edu). Emailed files should include applicant’s last name. 
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2016, but applications 
will be processed as they are received, and position likely will be 
filled prior to March 1, 2016.

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at Simon Fraser University. Location: 
Great Bear Rainforest, near Bella Bella, BC, Canada. Duration: 4.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: A field technician is 
needed to assist an MSc student studying Pacific Wrens along salmon 
streams near Bella Bella, on the central coast of British Columbia in 
the remote Great Bear Rainforest. Applicants must be available from late 
April until early August. Fieldwork will involve banding, spot-mapping, 
and nest-searching for wrens in lush riparian forests. Other duties will 
include data entry and gear upkeep. This is part of a larger study of 
relationships between salmon and their ecosystems, under the guidance of 
Dr. John Reynolds, (http://johnreynolds.org).  Qualifications: 
Candidates must have previous experience with avian field research and 
bird banding. Ideal applicants will be qualified for a sub-banding 
permit (have at least 2 referees willing to sponsor their application 
under our lab master permit) and have experience studying avian breeding 
biology. Finding Pacific Wren nests can be very challenging and requires 
patience and a keen eye. Applicants should have prior nest-searching 
experience. This research is also physically demanding, and applicants 
should be comfortable working independently for long hours in 
challenging conditions (including rainy, wet and cold weather) and 
navigating by GPS. This project will require attention to safety, 
teamwork, and the ability to be flexible with variable maritime 
forecasts. All sites are accessed by boat, so comfort and experience 
with boats with outboard motors in tidal environments would be helpful. 
Please mention if you already have any boat certifications (such as SVOP 
or PCOC).  Compensation: $1500-1800 CAD/month depending on experience. 
Food, travel from Vancouver, and accommodation in the field (apartment 
on Denny Island, BC) all included.  To Apply: This position is open to 
Canadian citizens or those able to work in Canada (work permit, 
permanent resident, ect). To apply, please send a cover letter and CV 
(including 3 references) as one PDF file to KIRSTEN WILCOX (EM: 
kawilcoxATsfu.ca). Please put “Salmon and Songbirds Project 2016” in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate 
is found.

FIELD SUPERVISOR for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/  Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Project times from late 
April/early May to end of August. Individual will be expected to 
supervise other field personnel, survey for and map vireo territories, 
monitor reproductive success for a subset of territories, (option to) 
capture and band vireos, manage and maintain databases obtained, and 
support creation of tables and figures for final report. Specific 
instruction and training provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique 
ecosystem in the southern plains, and hold the last remaining viable 
population of Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; experience in supervising daily schedule 
of field assistants; capacity to train others in field and data 
organization techniques; capacity to use GPS units and download to 
computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data entry 
and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain; develop materials and maps for project report. 
Specific instruction and training provided. Previous experience in 
working with endangered Black-capped Vireos useful. Compensation: 
$2500-$3000/month; housing and transportation (or transportation 
expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH GRZYBOWSKI, 
University of Central Oklahoma (EM: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net). 
Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, emails of at least 
3 references. Direct any materials and questions to email address; 
include phone if direct contact preferred. Review of applications will 
begin by late January/early February and continue until suitable 
applicant accepts position.

FIELD TECHNICIANS for AVIAN STUDY: BLACK-CAPPED VIREOS  at University of 
Central Oklahoma.  Website: http://www.uco.edu/ Location: Wichita 
Mountains, OK.  Duration: May to July/early Aug, 2016; approximately 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Long-term survey and monitoring 
project of the endangered Black-capped Vireo in the Wichita Mountains, 
southwestern Oklahoma--conducted since 1988. Individual will be expected 
to survey for and map vireo territories, monitor reproductive success 
for a subset of territories, (option to) capture and band vireos, record 
and transcribe data accurately, maintain field notes, use GPS units; and 
be able to traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training 
provided. The Wichita Mountains are a unique ecosystem in the southern 
plains, and hold the last remaining viable population of Black-capped 
Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 month position.  Qualifications: 
Individual should have: field skills in bird identification by sight and 
sound; nest-finding experience; capacity to use GPS units and download 
to computer software; data-management skills; ability to manage data 
entry and organization, and interpretation of observations; ability to 
traverse rocky terrain. Specific instruction and training provided. 
Previous experience in working with endangered Black-capped Vireos 
useful.  Compensation: $2000-$2500/month; housing and transportation (or 
transportation expenses) on-site are also provided.  Apply to Dr. JOSEPH 
GRZYBOWSKI, University of Central Oklahoma at (EM: j_grzybowski AT 
sbcglobal.net). Provide cover letter, CV/Resume and names, addresses, 
emails of at least 3 references. Direct any materials and questions to 
email address; include phone if direct contact preferred. Application 
review will begin by late January and continue until suitable applicants 
accept positions.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN - EAST TENNESSEE  at University of Tennessee 
Knoxville.  Website: http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/projects/wildlife.htm  
Location: Knox and Loudon Counties, TN.  Duration: May 1 - July/Early 
August.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2016.  Job Description: The Center for Native 
Grasslands Management at the University of Tennessee is hiring 3 
technicians to aid in a research project evaluating the influence of 
grazing strategies on both grassland bird communities and cattle 
production in native grass pastures in eastern Tennessee. Many 
restoration efforts are based on the assumption that grazed native 
warm-season grass pastures can provide habitat for grassland birds. 
Responses of grassland birds to grazing strategies must be documented to 
allow adaptive management to guide conservation efforts. Technicians 
will conduct line transect counts for grassland and early successional 
birds, nest searches and nest monitoring, vegetation and forage 
sampling, data entry, and may assist with weighing cattle as needed 
(experience not required). Technicians will be based near Knoxville, TN. 
Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Review of applications 
begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.  
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be familiar with eastern 
grassland and early successional bird identification by sight and sound, 
nest searching, distance sampling, and basic plant identification. 
Preference will be given to candidates with proven bird identification 
and nest searching experience and skills. The ideal candidate should 
have a positive attitude, be comfortable working long days in the field 
during hot summer months, able to interact positively with private 
landowners and managers, and excited about participating in applied 
avian conservation research. A BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or 
related field is preferred, but undergraduates with relevant experience 
are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should bring their own 
binoculars.  Compensation: $1,400/month; field housing and work vehicle 
provided.   To apply: Please send a complete resume with contact 
information for 3 references, and a cover letter outlining relevant work 
experience, especially related to bird work and nest searching, to the 
email provided. Use “Field Technician” as the subject of your email. 
Contact: KYLE BRAZIL (EM:  kbrazil AT utk.edu, PH: 325-215-9364), 274 
Ellington Plant Sciences

HOUSTON ZOO AVIAN DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP  at Houston Zoo.  Website: 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship/  Location: Houston, TX, USA. 
Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 1-2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Houston Zoo is 
offering opportunities to participate in unpaid internships in our Bird 
Department! Students will shadow and assist zoo staff in the care of one 
of the largest zoological collections of birds the United States. The 
Houston Zoo is home to over 220 species of birds, with over 800 
individual animals. This includes flamingos, cassowaries, shoebill 
storks, kookaburra, red-crown cranes, macaws, hornbills, and other 
endangered species. From learning about exhibit maintenance to 
enrichment and training of the animals, this position will give real 
world experience in the field of zoo keeping. In addition to learning 
each routine’s duties, interns will gain knowledge of anatomy, behavior, 
and the conservation status of each species. Candidates for this 
position should be self-motivated, dependable, positive, and show an 
interest in pursuing a career in animal care management or conservation 
of birds. The internship is designed to provide students the opportunity 
to learn the following: • Diet preparation and feeding • Proper 
nutrition and care for a variety of bird species • Maintaining of animal 
exhibits and holding areas (perching, trimming, propping, etc.) 
according to AZA regulations • Observing and recording animal 
conditions, social behaviors, and responses • Observing vet care and 
treatments • Designing and constructing of enrichment and evaluations • 
Positive and educational interaction with zoo guests PART-TIME 
INTERNSHIP: The part-time position requires a commitment of 24-25 hours 
a week. This can be accomplished in five, 5-hour shifts per week or 
three, 8-hour shifts per week. Applicants must be able to work any day 
of the week, including weekends. Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. 
FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP: The full-time position requires a commitment of 40 
hours a week, which can be accomplished by working five, 8-hour days. 
Applicants must be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. 
Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT: 
This position involves a lot of walking and lifting. Time outdoors can 
be expected, in all different weather conditions including heat, 
humidity, rain, cold, or dust. It may also involve considerable physical 
exertion such as climbing, reaching, assuming awkward positions, 
repetitive motions, and lifting and/or moving of heavy objects (up to 25 
pounds) on a regular basis. Due to the nature of this environment, 
interns will have some public contact requiring considerable 
communication skills. Interns can expect to present keeper chats for the 
public towards the end of the internship.  Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE AND 
SKILLS: • Ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment • 
Ability to work independently while being an important part of a team • 
Exhibit strong professionalism and communication skills • Possess a 
desire to gain experience and knowledge working with birds • Some 
knowledge of husbandry is preferred but not required REQUIREMENTS: • 
Interns are required to complete a minimum 200 hour commitment. • 
Compose and deliver an educational presentation at the end of internship 
• Candidates do not need previous husbandry experience but working at 
other animal facilities is a plus • Candidates must currently be 
enrolled in a college institution or a recent graduate (within 1 year of 
application due date) • Coursework in biology or zoology-related field 
is preferred but not required • The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. 
Interns can expect to have a regular set schedule but may be scheduled 
to participate on some weekends, holidays, etc.  To Apply: APPLICATION: 
• We are currently accepting applications until March 1, 2016 for our 
summer season • To submit an application, please visit our website at 
http://www.houstonzoo.org/internship. For further information and 
inquiries, please contact the Volunteer Office via email (EM: volunteer 
AT houstonzoo.org).

FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST  at Corvus Ecological Consulting, LLC.  Website: 
http://corvusecological.com/  Location: Eastern Mojave Desert of 
Southern CA.  Duration: + or - 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Corvus 
Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field ornithologists 
to monitor Common Ravens (Corvus corax) and raptors and their effects on 
desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the Eastern Mojave Desert region 
of Southern California. Duration of the project will be from 
approximately March through June. Applicant review will begin 
immediately. Work is full time up to 12 hours per day Monday through 
Friday. Applicant will be part of a team, but will also be required to 
work alone so good communication skills are essential. Field workers 
will be required to camp (often alone) in remote portions of the study 
area. Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, hiking in 
rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. A per diem will be 
provided in lieu of housing and fieldworkers may opt to stay in a hotel 
from time to time. Qualifications: We seek applicants with the following 
qualifications: • Prior avian field experience and demonstrable birding 
skills (specifically raptor identification) • Prior camping experience 
and possession of personal camping equipment • Minimum of B.S. in 
Biology and 3 years of experience in field ornithology • Ability to work 
independently at remote field sites • Skill and experience with 
topographic maps, GPS units, and compass. • Valid driver’s license, 
clean driving record, and experience driving 4WD vehicle. • Excellent 
organizational skills and attention to detail • Communication skills and 
the ability to work well with others are paramount for a successful 
candidate The following qualifications are preferred, but not required: 
• Prior field experience with desert tortoise • Prior experience in the 
Mojave Desert of Southern California or Nevada • Advanced birding skills 
• Personal field equipment such as gps units, binoculars, spotting 
scopes, laptop computer and ipod Touch or smartphone (Apple or Android) 
• Familiarity with Garmin’s “Basecamp” software • Botanical knowledge 
of 

the Mohave Desert region • Experience with field data collection using 
Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld data collection systems • Wilderness 
First Responder training  Compensation: Hourly compensation will be 
competitive and dependent upon experience. If a candidate has a reliable 
4WD vehicle a fuel card will be provided as well as a wear and tear 
stipend (reimbursed expenses for use of a personal vehicle). Otherwise a 
vehicle will be provided.   To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, 
and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to (EM: 
jobs AT corvusecological.com). No phone calls please. References, cover 
letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications 
outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience with any or 
all of them. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document 
or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted until 
the positions are filled or until March 11th 2016, whichever comes first.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN, IOWA  at University of Illinois. 
Website: 

http://millerlab.nres.illinois.edu/pages/Restoration%20Ecology%20in%20a%20Working%20LandscapeProfile/avianresponsetofiregrazing.htm 

Location: Lamoni, IA.  Duration: 10-12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-2. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job 
Description: Grassland Bird Field Technicians (1-2) needed mid-May 
through the end of July or mid-August (start and end dates slightly 
flexible). Both avian and amphibian work is available through this 
project, although birds are the main focus. Research projects focus on 
three main components (1) habitat selection by grassland birds, (2) the 
effects of grassland management (fire, cattle grazing, and herbicides) 
on avian communities, and (3) population connectivity of cricket frogss 
Duties will consist of a combination of the following: line-transect 
surveys, nest-searching for grassland birds, nest monitoring, arthropod 
sampling, prairie vegetation surveys, aquatic sampling, and potentially 
data entry. Housing and field vehicles will be provided.  
Qualifications: Required: Valid driver’s license U.S. Citizenship 
Experience with avian survey techniques (ex. point counts, line 
transects, nest-searching, etc.) and/or vegetation survey techniques 
Previous fieldwork experience Ability to walk long distances and work 
long hours in hot and humid conditions Completed or pursuing 
undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field Preferred: Experience in identifying grassland birds or flora  
Compensation: $10-$13/hr depending on experience.  To Apply: 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: jjcoon2 AT illinois.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

BANDING VOLUNTEER  at Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.  Website: 
http://www.mauiforestbirds.org  Location: Maui, Hawaii.  Duration: 2 
weeks-2 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: BANDING VOLUNTEERS 
needed for studies of native and introduced forest birds and habitat 
restoration on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Three volunteer positions are 
available on three banding trips taking place this spring. This is a 
field based research opportunity with Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project 
(MFBRP). Primary field duties will be assisting with: (1) Mist-net set 
up and take down (2) Extraction of forest birds from mist-nets, (3) 
Application of color bands to birds and taking morphological 
measurements; (4) Planting native seedlings; (5) Seed collection for 
captive propagation of native forest plant species; (6) Setting up and 
maintaining mosquito traps; (7) Maintaining non-native predator control; 
(8) Weed-whacking forest restoration areas (9) Other ongoing projects. 
Assistance with field preparation, clean up, and data entry prior to and 
after trips would also be appreciated. Field duties are extremely 
physically challenging. Remote research sites require extensive hiking 
in steep, high elevation terrain. This position also requires living and 
working in small teams in wet and cold conditions as well as dry and hot 
conditions. Helicopters are used to supply field camps. Camping is 
required for all field work. Dates for banding trips are: April 5-12, 
April 29-May 6, and May 24-31. Training will be done prior to trips. 
Applicants can choose to go on 1 trip or all 3! Please indicate in 
application.  Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who 
have experience with passerine banding and extraction (over 300 birds 
exacted, please provide numbers on resume), and working in wilderness 
settings. Volunteers must be able to work and live in remote field camps 
under extremely physically and mentally demanding conditions, have a 
good work ethic, and must have a valid driver’s license. Desirable 
qualifications include a B.S. in ecology, biology, ornithology, botany 
or similar field; research with endangered birds; passerine mist-netting 
and banding; forest restoration work; small mammal trapping; vegetation 
sampling experience; Wilderness First Aid certification.  Compensation: 
Benefits include: • Housing in and out of the field • Most field 
equipment • Limited ground transportation • An opportunity to work in 
native forest and gain field experience in avian conservation and 
ecosystem management.  To apply, please email (EM: employment AT 
mauiforestbirds.org) with your resume and at least two references. 
Please indicate “banding volunteers” in the subject line. If you have 
any further questions please email the above address or call us at (PH: 
808-573-0280). Visit http://www.mauiforestbirds.org as well.
RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY TECHNICIANS (2)  at NJ Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: northwestern NJ.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: Two (2). Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY 
TECHNICIANS (2) needed March 15th through May 15th 2016 to conduct 
Ruffed Grouse surveys in northwestern New Jersey. Duties include 
conducting point count surveys using distance sampling methodologies, 
habitat surveys, and data entry.  Qualifications: Point count 
experience, the ability to identify Ruffed Grouse and other birds of the 
eastern U.S. by sight and sound, and proficiency with GPS and range 
finders required; knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred. Applicants 
must be able to work independently in the field and be willing to work 
early mornings. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s 
license.  Compensation: Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean 
driver’s license. Housing and mileage reimbursement will be provided.  
To Apply: Send cover letter of interest, resume, and contact information 
for three references by February 15th to KRISTIN MYLECRAINE, New Jersey 
Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 
07865, (EM: kristin.mylecraine AT njaudubon.org). New Jersey Audubon is 
an equal opportunity employer.

FIELD TECHNICIAN/EDUCATOR  at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 
National Zoo.  Website: http://neighborhoodnestwatch.weebly.com/ 
Location: Washington, DC.  Duration: 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 5 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS/EDUCATORS needed 11 April through 30 July, 
2016 for avian ecology-based environmental outreach project in 
urban/suburban areas of Washington DC. Neighborhood Nestwatch is a 
Smithsonian citizen science program that takes place in backyards and 
urban schoolyards within a growing number of regional centers along the 
Eastern seaboard. It is a community-based research project and is an 
opportunity to conduct basic conservation biology and environmental 
education. The assistantship period is divided roughly in half between 
days spent conducting activities in backyards within a 60-mile radius of 
Washington, DC and those conducted in schoolyards of underserved 
children (see Urban Nestwatch: 

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/neighborhood_nestwatch/urban-nestwatch.cfm). 

School activities include bird banding demonstrations and complementary 
outreach activities conducted by the entire team, whereas backyard 
visits are conducted only in the company of citizen participants. 
Assisting with school program evaluations, data entry, and event 
scheduling also involved. Ability to work from early morning onward 6 
days per week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks. Lots of 
driving in the humid DC metro area required. Qualifications: Applicants 
MUST be to be able to capture, color-band, measure, age, and sex focal 
bird species unassisted in an urban/suburban setting as well as re-sight 
color-banded birds, find nests, conduct point count censuses 
(sight/sound identification) and sample local vegetation.This work also 
requires an ability to effectively communicate ecology to a wide range 
of ages. Strong applicants will have experience conducting public 
outreach activities and working cohesively as a crew member. 
Compensation: Project vehicle/gas provided for program activities. 
Salary $1700-$1850/mo. depending on experience. Group housing included.  
To Apply: Please send cover letter, CV, and the names and updated 
contact information of three references to BOB REITSMA, Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, PO Box 37012 MRC 5503, 
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, or to (EM: reitsmar AT si.edu) by 12 
February 2016. (e-mail preferred). Indicate “DC Nestwatch” in subject line.

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT – ID# 16029  at Kauai Endangered 
Seabird Recovery Project.  Website: http://kauaiseabirdproject.org/  
Location: Kauai, HI.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Responsible for undertaking all 
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and data management duties 
for the KESRP (including work related to the Underline Monitoring 
Project). Works under the direction of the Endangered Avian Research 
Project Coordinator and the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist. Duties 
include database management, data digitizing, and GIS analysis of field 
data (related to a wide range of data including incidental take 
monitoring, biological monitoring, seabird population survey and 
monitoring, and mapping species locations). Some fieldwork also 
required. Performs effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, 
radar unit, and a variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to 
equipment use and invasive species prevention protocols.  
Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three 
(1-3) years of college level biological sciences coursework from an 
accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years 
of (paid or volunteer) data management and GIS analysis experience. One 
to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) experience in biological 
fieldwork. Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable. 
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of avian 
population ecology and conservation. Skilled in the use of GIS software 
(ArcGIS) and databases (Access). Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, 
Word and PowerPoint), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 
(SPSS), and other software programs to undertake analysis and reporting. 
Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet computer applications 
skills. Ability to use global positioning system (GPS) equipment. 
Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document work. Ability 
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a 
valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment. 
Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete basic 
helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire. Must 
possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and 
maintain the certificate following the training provided within three 
(3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of 
employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike at least 
four (4) miles on obscure trails with thirty to forty (30-40) pound 
backpack unassisted and live, set up, and work from isolated field camps 
under primitive conditions for extended period of time. Must be able to 
concentrate for extended periods (e.g., four (4) hours) using 
ornithological radar, night-vision, binoculars, or scope under low-light 
conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of 
employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and 
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or 
business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 
business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or 
Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action 
(including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, 
personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY 
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year 
college or university in Biological Sciences. Strong interest and 
background training in seabird ecology, particularly forest-nesting 
seabirds. Strong interest and background in incidental take projects 
(i.e., power line strikes, wind farm monitoring, etc.). Experience 
working with Hawaiian birds. Experience with marine radar. Familiarity 
with native Hawaiian flora and fauna, local conservation issues, and 
Kauai.  Compensation: MONTHLY SALARY: $3,100/Mon.  To Apply: Please go 
to http://www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and 
navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” Job ID# is 
16029. 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).
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 25, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:50:47 -0500
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EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program at Bremen, Maine, late May to mid-August.  Deadline: open.    
Description:  Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects.  We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, 
Razorbills, etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy 
education program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife 
watching cruises each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin 
Visitor Center in Rockland.  Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as 
field biologists on a seabird-nesting island and then transition to 
working as narrators on tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the 
visitor center. Requirements:  An interest in both birds and education, 
ability to be able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of 
humor and flexible outgoing personality.  Must not get seasick under 
typical coastal boating  conditions.     Remuneration:  A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.     For much more information and to 
apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

  WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (OWLS AND GOSHAWKS)  at Forest Service. Website: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/  Location: Mi-Wuk Village, CA, and Groveland, 
CA.  Duration: Approximately 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: Approximately 4 . Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts of the Stanislaus 
National Forest are hiring qualified biological science technicians 
(GS-0404-04/05) to conduct surveys for spotted owls, northern goshawks, 
and great gray owls. Job Dates: Early or mid-May to late August: exact 
start and end dates negotiable. Job Requirements: 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). Work Setting: The Stanislaus 
National Forest is located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of 
California, approximately 2½ hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. It 
contains rugged peaks, numerous lakes, delicate wildflowers, and unique 
geological formations. The Stanislaus offers numerous outdoor 
recreational opportunities, including the Emigrant Wilderness and nearby 
Yosemite National Park. The beautiful Stanislaus, Clavey, and Tuolumne 
Rivers are also nearby. Both the Mi-Wok and Groveland Districts are in 
small towns with limited services, while nearby Sonora contains most 
services including a hospital, numerous stores, banks, restaurants, and 
a movie theatre. For More Information on the Job or Job Announcement 
Contact: Mi-Wok District: MARCIE BAUMBACH, Stanislaus National Forest 
(PH: 209-586-3234 ext.639; EM: mlbaumbach AT fs.fed.us) *email 
preferred,. Groveland District: RYAN KALINOWSKI, Stanislaus National 
Forest (PH: 714-362-7320 EM: rkalinowski AT fs.fed.us) *email preferred  
Qualifications: To qualify as GS-04: Six months of general work 
experience and 6 months of specialized experience OR two years of 
education above high school with courses related to the occupation (see 
job announcement for exact academic and work experience requirements). 
To qualify as GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to 
the GS-4 level OR completion of a 4-year course of study above the high 
school level leading with courses related to the occupation (see job 
announcement for exact academic and work experience requirements).  
Compensation: $11.98 to $17.43 per hour  To Apply: Job Application 
Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/ Application period: January 25th to 
January 29th Job Announcement Numbers: 16-TEMP-R5-0404-4WLDF-DT 
16-TEMP-R5-0404-5WLDF-DT The “4” and “5” before “WLDF” represent 
different pay levels based on your level of experience; see 
"qualifications" for general qualifications required. Applicants must 
complete the application process on the USA Jobs website during the 
application period (January 25th to January 29th). Note: These positions 
may be listed generically region or nationwide - when entering your 
Applicant Information, be sure to select the duty station(s) you are 
interested in: Mi-Wuk Village and/or Groveland, California.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TECHNICIAN  at FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Website: http://www.myfwc.com  Location: Kenansville, FL.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: The job will include identifying RCWs by reading 
color bands, nest searching, nest monitoring, climbing trees using 
Swedish sectional ladders to clean cavities, and data entry.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule 
to include early mornings and evenings, hiking in hot and humid 
conditions and must be able to navigate rough roads with ATVs and 
4-wheel drive trucks. Preference will be given to applicants with prior 
experience reading color bands, using GPS, and navigating in the woods. 
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.  Compensation: 
$10.00/hour plus free housing and utilities.  To Apply: Please send (via 
e-mail or regular mail) AS ONE DOCUMENT 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: 
JON HOCH, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1231 
Prairie Lakes Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739, (EM: Jon.Hoch AT myfwc.com),

SNOWY PLOVER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at SUNY College of Environmental Science 
and Forestry.  Website: http://jcohenlab.weebly.com Location: Pensacola 
Beach, FL.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental 
Science and Forestry is seeking one field technician to assist a Ph.D. 
student studying wildlife road mortality and snowy plover population 
demographics at Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL. This position runs 
from approximately April 8- July 29. Responsibilities include conducting 
vehicle and foot surveys for vertebrate carcasses, identifying and 
photo-documenting roadkill, 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 plover chicks. Technicians 
will also be expected to use hand-held GPS units or smartphones for data 
collection, digital cameras, radio-telemetry equipment, spotting scopes, 
and to enter data daily using Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs. 
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, occasionally 6 days a week. 
Technician will work cooperatively as part of a small team, and be 
supervised by a PhD student and Lead Technicians. Wages are $400 per 
week, plus free shared housing at Gulf Islands National Seashore 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).  Compensation: Wages are $400 per week, plus free 
shared housing at Gulf Islands National Seashore and mileage 
reimbursement for any work-related travel.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional 
references as a single document to (EM: maureen.durkin AT gmail.com). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is 
filled.

VULTURE CAPTIVE BREEDING INTERNSHIP  at VulPro.  Website: 
www.vulpro.com  Location: South Africa.  Duration: 4 - 7 months. Job 
Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
VulPro is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of all 
southern African vulture species. Created in 2007, it is the leading 
African organization focusing on vulture conservation and the only 
facility of its kind on the continent conducting captive breeding for 
population supplementations and reintroductions. The organization is 
small, with only 6 paid staff, but imposes a great conservation impact 
through research, rehabilitation, captive breeding, educational 
programmes, and working with landowners and businesses to mitigate all 
threats. VulPro initiated a Cape Vulture captive breeding programme in 
2011 from the large resident non-releasable population at the 
rehabilitation centre. VulPro is now expanding its captive breeding 
programme to include all African vulture species. The intern will be 
able to assist in all aspects of the captive breeding programme to help 
produce parent-raised vulture chicks for release as part of a growing 
population supplementation programme. Responsibilities include but are 
not limited to: 1. Monitor breeding and parental behaviours of captive 
Cape Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, and 
White-headed Vulture breeding pairs through standardized monitoring 
methods. This includes sitting in potentially inclement weather (sun 
and/or cold) for up to 4 hours/day and monitoring CCTV footage from an 
indoor monitor screen. 2. Collect data and keep records for all breeding 
activities. 3. Artificially incubate eggs (Apr – Jul) 4. Maintain, 
clean, and sterilize incubator/brooder room facilities and machines. 5. 
Collect and provision nesting material to the Cape Vulture breeding 
enclosure and occasionally make artificial nests. 6. Hand raise vulture 
chicks. Every chick will be raised for 2 – 3 weeks before it is returned 
to the parents. Some late or overnight shifts may be required. 
(June-Sept) 7. Provide dietary requirements. This includes collecting 
and manually crushing dried bones for adults and cutting up mice or 
other carcasses for chicks, not for the squeamish! 8. Monitor released 
captive bred chicks in the supplementation programme. This includes 
behavioural monitoring at VulPro’s vulture restaurant hide, tracking via 
GPS units, and off site travel to locate and monitor chick health / 
safety. The work is mentally demanding and will require long hours but 
is extremely rewarding. This is a great opportunity to gain hands on 
experience breeding, rearing, and working with an endangered species. 
Ample opportunities also exist for inclusion in other aspects of 
VulPro’s daily activities including rehabilitation of vultures and other 
raptors, assisting with handling and/or tagging, and field work (if time 
and abilities permit). There are also opportunities for the intern to 
conduct and publish original research associated with the behavioural 
monitoring, if interested. Interns will work a 5 days on - 2 days off 
schedule with a flexible, maximum 2 week vacation time. VulPro is 
situated just one hour outside Johannesburg in the stunning Magaliesberg 
Mountain range. Housing is provided on site (private room with shared 
ablutions and kitchen). Internship costs 1500 ZAR (105 USD) per month 
are used to cover utility costs. Candidates with a private vehicle for 
personal transport are preferred. Interns must provide their own food, 
living supplies, off-site transport and binoculars.  Qualifications: 
Required 1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife 
studies, or related field. 2. Two years hands on experience working with 
wildlife. 3. STRONG attention to detail including behavioural 
observation skills, cleanliness, and legible note taking. 4. Experience 
with Microsoft Excel programme. 5. Ability to maintain digital records 
with high level of accuracy and integrity. 6. Time management skills. 7. 
Excellent verbal communication skills to update Captive Breeding 
Programme Manager. 8. Ability to work both independently and in a 
close-knit team with people of different ages and cultural backgrounds. 
9. Willingness to keep an open mind, learn, and have fun. Preferred 1. 
One year hands on experience working with raptors or captive propagation 
of any avian species. 2. Valid South African or International Drivers 
Permit.  Compensation: unpaid.  To Apply: Send resume and cover letter 
detailing your qualifications and why you are interested in the 
programme, along with two professional references (email and phone 
numbers) to the Captive Breeding Programme Manager, MAGGIE HIRSCHAUER, 
(EM: mhirscha AT gmail.com).

GRASSLAND BIRD CREW LEADERS- Montana, North Dakota  at Bird Conservancy 
of the Rockies.  Website: http://birdconservancy.org Location: Montana, 
North Dakota.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application 
Deadline: 2 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Crew leaders (1 or 2) needed for 
a demography study of grassland-nesting songbirds at two field sites in 
western North Dakota and northeastern Montana. This project aims to 
determine basic demographic rates of nesting Baird’s Sparrows and other 
grassland-nesting songbirds, including nest success and productivity, 
and adult and juvenile survivial. Crew leaders are needed late April 
through mid-August 2016. The crew leader is responsible for assigning 
daily tasks, ensuring that all tasks are completed, data quality, and 
database management. Field duties include grassland bird nest-searching, 
catching and banding sparrows, attaching radio transmitters and 
geolocators, telemetry tracking, vegetation sampling, and data entry. 
Work days start pre-dawn and are long, conditions can be wet with 
extreme temperatures.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will have 
field proficiency with at least one of the following skills (in 
decreasing order of importance): handling songbirds, mist-netting 
songbirds, nest-searching, attaching transmitters or geolocators to 
songbirds, or radio telemetry. Crew leaders are expected to have 
knowledge of and field experience with most of these field techniques, 
and strong problem-solving and organizational skills. Additionally, crew 
leaders need the ability to communicate well, make decisions in the 
field, work in adverse conditions, and share living quarters with 
others. Other desired qualifications include field experience with 
habitat sampling, and data management skills (Arc GIS, Access, Excel, 
DNR Garmin). Requirements also include a valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for 
conducting fieldwork.  Compensation: Salary $2,500 per month; lodging 
and travel to/from study area are provided.  To Apply: Email cover 
letter stating interest, resume, available dates, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of three references ALL IN ONE SINGLE 
DOCUMENT to (EM: nancy.drilling AT birdconservancy.org). Applications 
will be evaluated when received; final deadline is February 2, 2016.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (6): Montana, North Dakota  at Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies.  Website: http://birdconservancy.org 
Location: Montana, North Dakota.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline: 2 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: Field Technicians (6) needed for a demography study of 
grassland-nesting songbirds at two field sites in western North Dakota 
and northeastern Montana. Field technicians are needed mid-May to early 
August, 2016. This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of 
nesting Baird’s Sparrows and other grassland-nesting songbirds, 
including nest success and productivity, and adult and juvenile 
survivial. Duties include grassland bird nest-searching, catching and 
banding sparrows, attaching radio transmitters and geolocators, 
telemetry tracking, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Work days start 
pre-dawn and are long, conditions can be windy with extreme 
temperatures. Qualifications: Successful applicants will have field 
proficiency with at least one of the following skills (in decreasing 
order of importance): handling songbirds, mist-netting songbirds, 
nest-searching, attaching transmitters or geolocator to songbirds, or 
radio telemetry. Other desired qualifications include field experience 
with habitat sampling, and data management skills (Arc GIS, Access, 
Excel, DNR Garmin). Additionally, technicians need the ability to 
communicate well, make decisions in the field, work in adverse 
conditions, and share living quarters with others. Requirements also 
include a valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conducting fieldwork.  
Compensation: Salary $2,000-$2,200 per month, depending on experience; 
lodging and travel to/from study area are provided.  To Apply: Email 
cover letter stating interest, resume, available dates, and names, phone 
numbers, and email addresses of three references ALL IN ONE SINGLE 
DOCUMENT to: EM: nancy.drilling AT birdconservancy.org). Applications 
will be evaluated when received; final deadline is February 2, 2016.

FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR PRAIRIE/SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRDS IN EASTERN MONTANA – 
Field assistants (6-8 positions) needed from late April into July 
(possibly extending into early August) for a migratory songbird study 
outside of Roundup, Montana. The study will look at how migratory 
songbird assemblages in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems respond to grazing 
systems. The study is a collaborative effort and designed to assess the 
effectiveness of migratory songbirds as a tool for monitoring landscape 
changes in prairie/sagebrush ecosystems. Data collection will consist of 
early morning avian walking transect surveys and afternoon nest 
monitoring. Major duties for all assistants include identifying prairie 
and sagebrush songbirds by sight and sound; identifying songbird nests 
and eggs; navigation with GPS units; data entry and proofing; and 
communication with project collaborators and other researchers in the 
area. Good organizational skills, legible handwriting, the ability to 
work independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel and 
work an unusual schedule (early mornings) in prairie/sagebrush habitats 
are essential. Qualifications: Applicants should have or are pursuing a 
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, biology, ecology, or a related 
field. Experience identifying birds by sight and song preferred, 
especially in prairie and/or sagebrush systems. Experience working with 
private landowners is highly desired. Strong organizational and data 
recording skills are required. Applicants should be in good physical 
condition and able to walk long distances on an arid landscape. Valid 
driver’s license and current CPR and first aid certification required. 
Salary: $1600 - 2100/month (dependent on experience). Housing is 
provided. How to apply:  Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received. Application deadline is 1 Mar 2016. We strongly encourage you 
to apply early. Email a cover letter (state dates of availability), 
resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references to the Avian Science 
Center at (EM: alan.harrington AT mso.umt.edu). Only applications with 
all attachments as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document will be 
accepted. Please put “Songbird Field Technician” in subject line. For 
further information about the project, please visit us at 
http://www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.

EXTERNSHIP at the Cape Wildlife Center, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.  
Cape Wildlife Center, a program of The Humane Society of the United 
State in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is a non-profit wildlife 
rescue and rehabilitation facility that specializes in native species. 
CWC offers two externship programs. One stream focuses on all aspects of 
rehabilitation of wildlife geared towards students of biology, ecology, 
conservation and pre-veterinary medicine. The other stream is directed 
towards graduate veterinarians, third or fourth year veterinary students 
and CVT students/graduates. A full-time commitment of a month or longer 
is required.  The CWC rehabilitation internship offer experience in the 
essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, rehabilitation, and release. 
It is suited for those considering careers in wildlife and conservation 
biology or wildlife rehabilitation. Wildlife rehabilitation is managed 
by understanding the natural history that dictates the required 
nutrients, habitats and conditioning for each individual patient and 
ultimately its species. The range of issues addressed by CWC in managing 
the patient is reflective of the world these animals inhabit.  This 
internship allows students to learn with both hands on and classroom 
activities that include a series of tutorials and practical sessions.  
For more information go to 

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


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN SPAIN – There are 225 two-year postdoc 
positions open in Spain for researchers that have completed their PhD in 
2014-2015 (25000 euros/yr for salary), and another 225 positions for 
researchers that completed their PhD in 2011-2013 (29000 euros/yr for 
salary and additional 6000 euros for research costs). The program is 
called ‘Juan de la Cierva’, and candidates can apply for it in any 
Spanish university or research centre. The program is open to both 
Spanish and non-Spanish researchers. Selected candidates are expected to 
incorporate to the research centres within the six months after the 
publication of results, so likely in the second half of 2016, although 
later incorporations are possible if justified. Proposals can be 
submitted from the 13th of January to the 10th of February (in the case 
of PhD’s completed in 2014-2015) and from the 11th of January to the 8th 
of February (in the case of PhD’s completed in 2011-2013). The official 
call for proposals by the Spanish Government (in Spanish) can be seen at 
https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2015/12/07/pdfs/BOE-A-2015-13308.pdf. All 
proposals must be prepared in collaboration with a Spanish researcher 
that acts as a supervisor.  I am seeking motivated candidates that are 
interested in the evolution of animal pigmentation to work with me at 
Doñana Biological Station in Seville.    Dr. ISMAEL GALVÁN, Departamento 
de Ecología Evolutiva, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de 
Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), C/ Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 
Sevilla, Spain. (PH: +34 954466700 Ext. 1380, EM: galvan AT ebd.csic.es).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST FOR BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD TRAPPING--Avian field 
technicians needed part time to full time from March 22-July 6, 2016 for 
Brown-headed Cowbird trapping and control program for the protection of 
endangered and threatened bird species in north San Diego County. 
Responsibilities include helping set up bird traps and servicing traps 
on a daily basis to provide fresh seed and water, clean water 
containers, release non-target bird species, and fix traps as necessary. 
Must be comfortable with transporting seed, water, and birds in vehicle. 
The project averages 5 to 8 hours/day depending the project and consists 
of driving to various locations (some off road) to check and maintain 
bird traps. South San Diego County work is also available averaging 1.5 
hours a day including drive time.   Qualifications: Applicants must be 
very reliable, able to work independently, be comfortable working in a 
field setting, and have their own vehicle (preferably an SUV or truck) 
and auto insurance. A basic knowledge of song bird identification is 
preferable. Additional training can be provided. Applicants should have 
an interest in birds and wildlife management, must have good 
communication skills, pay attention to detail, be able record data 
accurately, and have a cell phone with texting capabilities. 
Compensation: Competitive pay. Call or email for more information. 
Number of Openings: 3-4.   To Apply: Please call, or submit a letter of 
interest via e-mail describing any background and your specific dates of 
availability to JENNIFER SEXTON, TW Biological Services, (EM: jlsexton 
AT twbio.com).

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT II – April to midAugust 2016. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Boston and Cape Cod), **Allens Pond Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), 
**Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites 
Truro to Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA 
(covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard) **South Shore Sanctuaries, 
Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) **Nantucket, 
and **South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a 
remote camp setting on a barrier beach).  Mass Audubon is seeking to 
fill seasonal Field Assistant II positions to conduct research, 
monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other 
natural resources.  This is a full time position from April through 
mid-August.  For more information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp  
Responsibilities include: **Collect biological data on nesting, foraging 
and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and 
distribution of target species; **Accomplish the wildlife management and 
education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; **Assist with 
sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; 
**Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity 
and behavioral data; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; 
**Assist in compilation of data for state plover, tern, and 
oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites 
on results and management activities; **Conduct research on special 
projects as directed.     Qualifications: **Applicants should have a 
B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, 
environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous 
field experience; **Prior experience in avian field research and 
management strongly preferred; **Applicants should have demonstrated 
experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or 
management projects; **Experience in behavioral data collection, 
band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and 
GIS mapping preferred; **Small boat-handling experience preferred; 
**Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; **Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. **Must be willing 
to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife 
and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; **Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and 
driver’s).  Benefits:  Rate of payment is $11.50-$12.50/hour depending 
on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.     To apply 
for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for 
which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of 
three references via email to (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). 
Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter 
and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above.  Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT I – May to mid-August 2016. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites on Cape Cod), **Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), **Wellfleet 
Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to 
Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field 
sites on Martha’s Vineyard) **South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA 
(covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull) **South Beach, Chatham 
(*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a 
barrier beach).  Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field 
Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, management, and 
protection of coastal birds and other natural resources.  For more 
information, visit http:// www.massaudubon.org/cwp.  This is a full time 
position from May through mid-August.   Responsibilities include:    
**Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of 
coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target 
species; **Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives 
of the Coastal Waterbird Program; **Assist with sanctuary-based coastal 
waterbird work throughout the region; **Assist in management of 
databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create 
GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; **Assist in compilation of 
data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write 
summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities. 
Qualifications: **Applicants should be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in 
environmental science or related field, or equivalent experience; 
**Prior experience in avian field research and management preferred; 
**Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; **Must be able to 
work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift 
and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. **Must be willing 
to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife 
and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; **Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and 
driver’s).     Benefits:  Rate of payment is $9.50-$11.50/hour depending 
on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk.  Field travel reimbursement will be provided.      To apply 
for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for 
which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of 
three references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org). 
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above.  
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD INTERN/TRAINEESHIP – Mass Audubon. Multiple 
positions based at: **Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket and Cape Cod) **South Beach, Chatham 
(*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a 
barrier beach) **South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field 
sites from Plymouth to Hull) **Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth 
MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth), **Wellfleet Bay 
Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to 
Chatham), **Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field 
sites on Martha’s Vineyard).  The Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass 
Audubon is seeking to enroll shorebird monitoring trainees to gain 
experience and skills in endangered species management, coastal nesting 
bird ecology, field research and environmental education.  Trainees will 
be mentored by Mass Audubon staff in the monitoring and management of 
Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns, and American Oystercatchers.  
Activities will include construction and maintenance of protective 
fencing, wildlife tracking, educating the public about endangered 
species conservation, and research. Trainees will be assigned to 1-6 
sites, where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of 
coastal habitats. Commitment: A minimum of 10 weeks (including some 
weekends and the 4th of July holiday), beginning no later than mid-May 
2016.  Trainees should expect to commit to a maximum of 35 hours per 
week.  For more information: http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp   
Qualifications: **Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a 
strong interest in wildlife management and conservation biology; 
**Applicants should have good communication (oral, written) skills; 
**Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and 
be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. 
**Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours 
(dependent upon wildlife and weather); **Must have access to a vehicle 
for daily driving between sites; **Preference will be given to 
applicants pursuing a career/degree in wildlife biology/management, 
ecology, zoology, environmental science, biology, or related field, 
however all are encouraged to apply; **Must pass a background records 
check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Benefits:  This is an unpaid 
internship.  Housing may be available; field travel reimbursement will 
be provided.  For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp To 
apply for this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) 
for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list 
of three references via email (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).  
Additional Comments:  In addition to submitting your resume, cover 
letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire 
at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will 
not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews 
will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.

MIGRATION MONITORING  at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 3-4 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number 
of Openings: 3-5. Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
Thunder Cape Bird Observatory near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, seeks 
volunteers for three week or longer terms, running from May 1 to June 
15, 2016, and/or from August 1 to October 30, 2016. Volunteers will 
participate in daily banding and migration monitoring activities. 
Migration monitoring involves a daily 6 hour watch beginning at dawn. 
The banding protocols involve mist nets and other traps, and require 
skills in extracting and handling passerines, some hawks, and in the 
Fall, Northern Saw-whet Owls. Additional duties will include computer 
data entry, grounds keeping, housekeeping and cooking. Please consult 
our website for more information on the station.  Qualifications: Good 
assets include prior banding experience and familiarity with eastern 
North American species.  To Apply: Submit resume with references, and 
Fill out the volunteer application form at 
http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer. Email application to (EM: 
rinchenboardman AT gmail.com and agilbert AT lakeheadu.ca).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly 
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory).  Website: 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Northern AZ.  Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies (formerly the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout Coconino 
and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona. The position will run 
from late April through late June, 2016. Successful candidates must be 
able to attend a mandatory paid training from April 26th through May 
1st. For candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey 
work may be available as late as late July in other study areas and data 
entry and proofing work will likely be available through August. Upon 
the successful completion of training, technicians will work 
independently conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 
days on and 4 days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered 
on a case by case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird 
species found in Northern Arizona by sight and sound upon completion of 
training, and should expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep 
and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive camping, often without 
phone service or facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to 
survey remote road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties 
may require long days in the field periodically. These positions 
represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most wild and 
scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation 
at regional scales. Please visit 

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

for additional information.   Qualifications: Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long 
hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable 
hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife 
including rattlesnakes, black bears, and mountain lions. The ability to 
identify landbird species that breed in Northern Arizona by sight and 
sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 
binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, 
and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are also 
necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a 
self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting 
point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in 
the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles if they are at least 21 
years of age. Compensation: Salary range of $2,200 to $2,700 per month 
(DOE), reimbursement for project related and some recreational travel, 
and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement. To 
apply, please email a cover letter detailing your bird identification 
knowledge and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a 
single document to: CHRIS WHITE (EM: chris.white AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on or around 
January 10th and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, 
Inc.  Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com  Location: Dripping 
Springs, TX.  Duration: March 14 - July 1.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Plateau Land & 
Wildlife, Inc. is looking for a temporary highly skilled avian 
point-count technician to conduct surveys on privately owned land as a 
qualifying management activity for an existing wildlife management 
valuation. Typical work potentially requires extensive driving, 
navigating with a handheld GPS unit and maps, and hiking through rugged 
and remote country. The technician will also be responsible for 
monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird traps on select local properties. Other 
duties may include, but are not limited to: data entry, administrative 
tasks, and other limited wildlife management practices. Pay Range: 
$15.00-$20.00 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 54 cents per mile for trucks (preferred 
vehicles) and 48 cents per mile for cars. A typical work week consists 
of 40 hours Monday-Friday with the possibility of overtime. Note: 
Housing accommodations are not provided.  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. Compensation: Pay 
Range: $15.00-$20.00 per hour, depending on experience.  To Apply: 
Please apply online at http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings.

SEASONAL POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN - HCS  at Plateau Land & Wildlife 
Management, Inc.  Website: http://www.plateauwildlife.com Location: San 
Antonio, TX area.  Duration: March 14 - July 1.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Job Description: 
Plateau Land & Wildlife, Inc. is looking for a temporary highly skilled 
avian point-count technician to conduct surveys on privately owned land 
as a qualifying management activity for an existing wildlife management 
valuation. Typical work potentially requires extensive driving, 
navigating with a handheld GPS unit and maps, and hiking through rugged 
and remote country. The technician will also be responsible for 
monitoring Brown-headed Cowbird traps on select local properties. Other 
duties may include, but are not limited to: data entry, administrative 
tasks, and other limited wildlife management practices. Pay Range: 
$15.00-$20.00 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 54 cents per mile for trucks (preferred 
vehicles) and 48 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. Compensation: Pay Range: $15.00-$20.00 per 
hour, depending on experience.  To Apply: Please apply online at 
http://www.plateauwildlife.com/job-openings.

OREGON CASCADES FOREST BIRD FIELD RESEARCH POSITIONS  at Oregon State 
University.  Website: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm Location: 
Blue River, OR.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 5. Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Field 
crew technicians (3) and interns (2) needed for a long-term forest bird 
monitoring study at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest 
(http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) from 15 May - 15 Aug 2016. This 
research project is done by the Betts Landscape Ecology Lab at Oregon 
State University (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/flel/index.htm). This study 
continues long-term monitoring of the forest bird community in the 
Andrews montane system. Our research has two main goals: 1. 
Investigating the influences of climate and land cover on bird 
distributions, 2. We are also investigating how alpine meadow loss and 
fragmentation influence pollination and rufous hummingbird movements. 
Duties include: 1) conducting avian point count surveys along transects 
through forests and on dirt roads, 2) hummingbird capturing and 
maintenance of feeder stations in alpine meadow areas, 3) insect 
sampling via ground beetle traps and aerial malaise traps, 4) surveys 
and sampling of meadow plants, 5) download and maintenance of 
temperature loggers, and 6) data entry and error checking. These 
positions require hiking in mountainous terrain, travel on dirt roads by 
4WD vehicle and potentially mountain bike, early mornings, and working 
outside for extended periods in cold and wet (or hot and dry) 
conditions.  Qualifications: Applicants should be physically fit, 
motivated, organized, able to work closely with a group and also 
comfortable working in remote areas alone. Ability to adapt to a 
variable work schedule is also necessary. Point count experience and 
identification skills for birds of the Pacific Northwest by sight and 
sound are necessary for technician positions. Previous bird-handling 
skills are preferred.  Compensation: 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 technician positions is $1800/month. Pay for intern 
position is $1000/month. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Sarah Frey at (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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at University of Delaware.  Location: MD, VA, 
WV.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 14 Apr 2016.  Job Description: We seek 2 highly 
motivated research technicians to conduct point counts for forest and 
grassland birds in National Parks in MD, VA, and WV from mid-May through 
July 2016. This work is part of the NPS National Capital Region 
Inventory and Monitoring Program studying long-term trends in bird 
populations. Work includes extensive bird counts, hiking, and data 
entry. Survey locations include a variety of habitats and species. 
Technicians will become very familiar with eastern birds, as well as 
visit many locations around Washington DC.  Qualifications: Qualified 
applicants will know eastern birds by sight and sound, be able to 
navigate using GPS and maps, and be physically fit. You must be 
comfortable hiking through tough terrain and dealing with adverse 
conditions including inclement weather and biting insects. Work will 
begin at early hours and follow and unpredictable schedule due to 
weather. Technicians must work well independently and have a good 
attitude sharing housing with others. Applicants with previous point 
count experience preferred and must have a valid driver’s license.  
Compensation: Technicians will receive a salary of $400-480 per week 
depending on experience. Housing will be provided (some camping 
required).  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for three references to CONOR HIGGINS (EM: chiggins AT 
udel.edu). Feel free to contact me with any questions. Application 
review will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been 
filled.

AVIAN FELD BIOLOGISTS (10+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Colorado. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly the Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The position will 
run from May 2nd through mid-July with the possibility for continued 
employment entering and proofing data. For candidates interested in a 
longer period of employment, survey work may be available as early as 
April 12th and data entry and proofing work will likely be available 
through August. Surveys are located on both public and private lands 
throughout Colorado and cover a vast range of elevations and habitats. 
These positions represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of 
the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing 
avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 

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

for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory paid training from May 2nd through May 8th. Upon the 
successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 
conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by 
case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
in Colorado by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should 
expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a 
regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or 
facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote 
road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may 
periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to 
work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be 
comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous 
wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bear, moose, and mountain lion. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude. The ability to identify landbird species that breed in 
Colorado by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting 
fieldwork are also necessary. Desired qualifications include prior 
experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance 
hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD 
vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will 
rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles 
if they are at least 21 years of age. Compensation: Salary range of 
$2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), reimbursement for project related 
driving and some recreational travel is provided as well as 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  To 
Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single 
document (PDF or Word) to: MATTHEW MCLAREN at (EM: matthew.mclaren AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on January 5th 
and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.  Number 
of Openings: 10 +

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS  at Tracy Aviary. Website: 
http://tracyaviary.org/paid-positions/environmental-education-intern 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT.  Duration: 26 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. 
Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2016. Job 
Description: Internship begins March 8, 2016 and ends no sooner than 
September 3, 2016. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training and 
experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best 
practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation. 
During the summer months, interns will rotate through facilitating local 
watershed-themed programs and community nature programs. The specific 
duties of this position will shift depending on the season. March-May, 
duties will primarily include: -Planning, developing materials, and 
facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other 
educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. -Planning, developing 
materials for, and teaching children’s spring break camp programs. 
June-September, duties will primarily include: -Training in 
interpretation and presentation of a comprehensive range of local nature 
topics. -Providing on -site, watershed-focused interpretation and tours 
at multiple locations to members of the public spanning a wide range of 
ages. -Providing off-site nature interpretation and exploration programs 
at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public 
spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance 
of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups. -Evaluating 
programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or 
visitor observations. -Developing and implementing a capstone internship 
project. Please note: prior experience not required—we provide 
on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating 
members of the public. Other duties 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. COMMITMENT This position 
requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly six 
months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am 
and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of 
service. Position will require a set schedule of five consecutive work 
days. Days off may be scheduled mid-week. Work schedule will change 
between spring and summer season. Position may require evening hours. 
Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the 
internship.  Qualifications: Must speak, read, and write English 
fluently. Fluency in Spanish 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. 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. 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.  Compensation: $2400 stipend for 26 weeks of service, 
disbursed bi-weekly.  To Apply: Applications are being accepted 
immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page 
resume, and three references to ANNE TERRY, Senior Educator at (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org). Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org for more 
information regarding Tracy Aviary.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Great Basin Bird Observatory.  Website: 
http://gbbo.org  Location: Tonopah, NV.  Duration: 3 and 6 month terms 
available.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Great Basin Bird Observatory 
(GBBO) is looking for qualified avian biologists to assist in monitoring 
at a concentrated solar energy facility in Tonopah, NV. Job 
responsibilities include avian monitoring using primarily point counts, 
mortality surveys, and data entry. Qualifications: Applicants must have 
previous avian point count experience, preferably out west. Must be able 
to identify all western birds by sight and sound. Experience conducting 
mortality surveys is preferred, but not necessary. Experience entering 
data in Excel and driving 4x4 trucks is also desired. Applicants must 
have the ability to function well in a group setting, but also be able 
to think independently and work without constant direct supervision. 
Other desirable traits include strong organizational skills and an 
overall love for wildlife conservation. Please specify in your 
e-mail/cover letter if you are applying for the 3 month or 6 month term, 
and if you are applying with someone else.  Compensation: 2200/mo.  To 
apply, please e-mail coverletter, resume, and references to KELLY 
COLEGROVE (EM: colegrove AT gbbo.org).

GIS/FIELD DATA MANAGER  at Plumas Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.plumasaudubon.org  Location: Northern California. Duration: 2 
to 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting applications 
for 1 GIS/field data manager position that starts May 23 and goes 
through August 15. Applicants need to have some practical experience 
with GIS and be detail orientated. This position involves managing field 
data from Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Flammulated Owl, Aechmophorus 
grebe, and amphibian surveys that we conduct on the Plumas National 
Forest in northern CA. This is a unique position because the data 
manager will also assist with field surveys so that they have an 
intimate knowledge of the survey areas and methods. The survey areas are 
extremely steep and rugged with many hazards routinely encountered 
including rattlesnakes, steep hillsides, poison oak, illegal marijuana 
farms, and high temperatures all in remote locations with limited cell 
service. Qualifications: The successful candidates will be very 
motivated to challenge their physical ability and engage in a unique 
adventure. The position involves some camping so camping gear is 
required. Field vehicles are provided, but the GIS/data manager needs to 
provide their own transportation to the office in Quincy each day. 
Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour and the GIS/data manager works a 
regular work week (Mon-Fri) consisting of five 8-hour days each week 
mostly in the office.  To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume 
to DAVID ARSENAULT (EM: david AT plumasaudubon.org). The GIS/field data 
manager will be selected by March 15, 2016 and applications will be 
reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN MOVEMENT TECHNICIANS (3) AND FIELD CREW LEADER (1)  at Oregon 
State University.  Location: southern Indiana.  Duration: 3 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 4. Application Deadline: 1 May 
2016.  Job Description: Three field technicians and 1 crew leader are 
needed for a project taking place in southern Indiana to investigate the 
relationship between distribution of migratory forest birds and movement 
capabilities in fragmented landscapes. Previous research in the region 
has identified a suite of species with varied distributions relative to 
forest patch size and isolation, and this study will evaluate whether 
movement limitations can be linked to those distribution patterns. This 
study is being conducted in collaboration between researchers at Oregon 
State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development 
Center. All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2016, and end on 
31 July 2016. Personnel will assist in target-netting territorial birds 
from a diverse group of species, translocating them to unique areas (1-2 
km away), and tracking their movement paths back to their home range 
using hand-held telemetry antennae and automated recording units (ARUs). 
Other duties may include, but are not limited to, data entry and 
equipment maintenance. The crew leader will additionally be responsible 
for coordinating daily activities, maintaining a GIS database, and 
communicating with project principal investigators.  Qualifications: 
Successful candidates for the positions will have experience with some 
combination of mist-netting, bird banding, applying transmitter units to 
passerines, avian telemetry tracking, and re-sighting of color-banded 
birds. Previous leadership and banding experience is strongly preferred 
for the crew leader position. Field sites are located in both pristine 
and fragmented forest tracks within state parks, national wildlife 
refuges, and military installations. All candidates should expect early 
morning field work, extensive hiking, long, hot days outdoors, and 
typical field challenges, including biting insects, rough terrain, 
poison ivy, and thorny understory vegetation. Applicants must have a 
valid driver’s license and their own means of travelling to the study 
region.  Compensation: Housing will be provided and federal field 
vehicles will be used for day-to-day work. Salary will be $2,000 per 
month for technicians and $2,250 per month for the crew leader.   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 
the week of January 18 and continue until the positions are filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT: MAROON-FRONTED PARROTS  at Universidad 
Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.  Website: http://garciasaves.com/  Location: 
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Duration: 8 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. 
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 May 2016.  Job 
Description: We are looking 2 volunteers to survey Maroon-fronted 
Parrots. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as 
well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the 
nest site.Surveys required sustained periods of stationary observation; 
expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching cliffs and 2-3 
hours searching for predators and avifauna around nest sites. This 
endangered species breeds in Northern Mexico, specifically in Nuevo León 
and Coahuila. They are found in pine forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental 
and nest inside of natural holes on cliffs. The project is funded by 
Loro Parque Fundacion (Spain), National Comission of Protected Areas 
(Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas-SEMARNAT), a Mexican 
federal agency, this project will be accomplished by the Ornithology Lab 
at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. Travel to 
Monterrey, Mexico its not funded. Travel from 
airport-survey-area-airport will be supported  Qualifications: Biology 
background required. Bird ID knowledge preferable but not required. Good 
physical condition. Do not affraid of snakes, bobcats, and if you get 
lucky, of pumas and bears. General spanish knowledge is required. 
Starting date: 08/15/2016 End date: 11/15/2015  Compensation: N/A  To 
Apply: Send resume and cover letter to OSCAR BALLESTEROS (EM: 
oscar.ballesteros.m AT gmail.com) and to Dr. JUAN GARCIA SALAS (EM: 
jgarcia AT fcb.uanl.mx: juan_0305 AT hotmail.com) deadline : May 15th 2016.

ORNITHOLOGIST  at Operation Wallacea.  Website: http://www.opwall.com  
Location: Worldwide (Inc. Honduras, Mexico, Indonesia).  Duration: 4 - 8 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10. Application 
Deadline: 1 May 2016.  Job Description: Operation Wallacea is a network 
of academics from European and North American universities, who design 
and implement biodiversity and conservation management research 
programmes across 15 research sites worldwide. We are currently 
recruiting ornithologists available for between 4-8 weeks within the 
months of June and early August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, 
Mexico, Madagascar and Honduras. Information on all our sites is 
available on our website. The position will involve carrying out 
ornithological surveys as part of a large scale monitoring programme. 
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, biological 
undergraduate degree level or higher (or other relevant experience), 
point count, bird mist netting and handling experience.  Qualifications: 
The position will involve carrying out ornithological surveys as part of 
a large scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of 
working in the field, biological undergraduate degree level or higher 
(or other relevant experience), point count, bird mist netting and 
handling experience.  Compensation: In return, successful applicants 
receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future 
research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight 
bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity 
to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.  To Apply: If you 
would like to apply for the position of ornithologist, please fill in 
our online application form at http://www.opwall.com/jobs AND send a CV 
or resume to RACHEL PALFREY (EM: rachel.palfrey AT opwall.com)

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS FOR SURVEYS IN THE GREAT BASIN  at 
University of California, Berkeley.  Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/  Location: Great Basin Desert, CA and 
NV.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job 
Description: Two (2) avian point count field technicians are needed from 
May 9 through mid-July 2016 for a project studying the impacts of 
climate change on breeding bird distributions over the last 100 years. 
Survey sites primarily occur on the federal lands of Nevada throughout 
the Great Basin region of the state. Duties will include: (i) conducting 
point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by road and/or on foot by 
trail); (ii) installation and removal of temporary recording equipment 
along survey transects; and (iii) surveying for habitat characteristics. 
Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent eyesight and hearing; be 
able to identify birds by sight and call/song; and have prior experience 
with standard avian point count methods. In addition, applicants must be 
able to navigate roads with maps to find sites, maintain accurate 
records of each visit, and enjoy working outdoors. All applicants must 
have a valid driver's license and a vehicle adequate to handle 4WD 
roads. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the standard federal 
rate. Qualified candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point count 
survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the Great Basin 
desert by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird identification and 
willing to put in additional effort to learn local bird species; (ii) be 
well-organized and self-motivated with a record of being able to conduct 
fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk long distances over 
rugged terrain while carrying 40 lbs or more of gear; (iv) have the 
ability to interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable 
working independently and camping for up to 10 days at a time at 
undeveloped sites; and (vi) be able to provide their own basic camping 
equipment. Experience with GPS desirable but not required. Additional 
information on the study can be found at 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/.  Compensation: Salary: $2167/month 
($13.54/hour)  To apply please send a resume, cover letter detailing 
your interest in the position and relevant experience, and contact 
information (email and phone numbers) for three references by email to 
KELLY IKNAYAN, PhD student (EM: iknayank AT berkeley.edu) in the 
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of 
California–Berkeley. Please use the subject line: “Avian Point Count 
Position”. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the 
position is filled.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT  at University of Sheffield, Danum Valley Field 
Centre.  Location: Malaysian Borneo.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 29 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Mist-netting, measurement, and ringing (banding) in the 
tropical rainforest of Sabah, Borneo. This is a study of the impacts of 
logging on the avian community. Work consists of strenuous days setting 
up transects, very early mornings running the nets, and sometimes-hectic 
processing. Hiking in very difficult, muddy, steep terrain is necessary. 
Living conditions can be challenging but are generally comfortable; RAs 
stay in a clean hostel with shared kitchen and bath, and electricity 
from 7AM until 11PM. Weather is consistently hot and humid. You may also 
choose to camp in the permanent camping area, where platforms are 
provided (along with cooking and shower facilities). Leeches are the 
most common annoyance, and elephants the greatest hazard. Days off are 
few (once per week on average), but can be spent exploring the ancient 
primary rainforest of Danum Valley Conservation Area. Qualifications: 
Applicants must have mist-netting experience, including extractions of 
passerines. Mental and physical fortitude and a sense of humor are 
essential. Tropical experience is a plus but not required. This is a 
true experiential opportunity, and a chance to live and work in one of 
the few remaining pristine rainforests on Earth. Preference will be 
given to applicants who can stay the entire period (early June until 
early September), but experienced banders may commit to a shorter 
period.  Compensation: Successful applicants will most likely need to 
pay their own facilities fees, which amount to approximately US$25/day, 
as well as all travel expenses.   Apply as early as possible, as the 
permitting process can be lengthy. Send a detailed cover letter and CV 
to Field Study Manager SUZANNE TOMASSI (EM:  suzanne AT 
AviaEnvironmental.com). Include references who can attest to your 
netting skills and approximate number of passerines you have extracted 
and processed.

SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIAN  at National Audubon Society-New York office.  
Website: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2690/seasonal-field-technician%2c-long-island-shorebirds/job 

Location: Oyster Bay, New York.  Duration: April-early August.  Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coastal Bird 
Conservation project within Audubon, the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Program (LIBCP) aims to better understand and protect at-risk shorebirds 
in New York. The LIBCP works with partners to monitor and protect 
nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at 
various sites on Long Island, performs and organizes International 
Shorebird Surveys, and conducts outreach and education to target 
audiences to reduce disturbances to shorebirds. We are currently looking 
for two field technicians to assist with this work for the 2016 field 
season. Work may include, but is not limited to, locating and monitoring 
Piping Plover and/or American Oystercatcher nests and chicks to 
determine reproductive success; closely coordinating field work and 
schedules with partners and volunteers; putting up and maintaining 
string fencing and signs around nesting areas; erecting predator 
exclosures at Piping Plover nests; acting as a liaison between birds and 
beach-goers; performing outreach activities on the beach with volunteers 
and other staff; and performing surveys for migratory shorebirds. 
Technicians will be required to walk long distances (up to 7 miles) on 
sandy and rocky beaches, carry and use equipment (i.e. binoculars, post 
pounders, fence posts), work independently without supervision, and talk 
to beach-goers about beach-nesting bird conservation. The candidates 
chosen for these positions will be expected to work 5 days a week 
(usually 35 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required. 
Technicians will be required to use their personal vehicle to access 
field sites that are located on both eastern and western Long Island. 
Travel will be reimbursed.  Qualifications: A B.S. in biology (or 
related field) and/or prior experience with shorebirds is preferred, but 
not required. A self-starter, one able to work both independently and in 
a team-based environment. Excellent communication skills, as well as 
comfort working with a variety of audiences. Proficiency with Microsoft 
Excel required; experience using eBIRD a plus. Ability to work outdoors 
for long periods of time in adverse conditions (hot, humid, buggy) while 
having a good work ethic. Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 
miles) and have personal vehicle to drive to both eastern and western 
Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please 
complete the online application, including providing cover letter and 
resume at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2690/seasonal-field-technician%2c-long-island-shorebirds/job 



SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: Cape May/Cumberland Counties, NJ.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: SHOREBIRD FIELD 
TECHNICIANS (2) needed 16 April through 30 June 2016 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.  
Qualifications: 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. Must have own vehicle, and a 
valid, clean driver's license. Housing and reimbursement for gas 
provided.  Compensation: Salary $1800-2200/month depending on 
experience. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 February 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). NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS (3)  at New Jersey Audubon.  Website: 
http://www.njaudubon.org  Location: Cape May County, NJ.  Duration: 8 
months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016.  Job Description: INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS 
(3) needed 1 April through 30 November 2016 for research on abundance 
and diversity of intertidal invertebrates at Stone Harbor Point, Cape 
May County, NJ. Stone Harbor Point is located at the southern end of 
Seven-Mile Island. This is an important feeding and roosting area for 
shorebirds migrating between wintering grounds in northern South America 
and arctic breeding areas. Duties include sediment core sampling, 
sediment processing (sieving, washing), and identification of intertidal 
invertebrates to the highest taxonomic level possible.  Qualifications: 
Ability to identify intertidal invertebrates required; familiarity with 
intertidal invertebrates of the northeastern U.S. a plus. Applicants 
must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work 
irregular hours, including occasional weekends. Must have own vehicle 
and a valid and clean driver’s license. Housing and reimbursement for 
gas provided. Compensation: Salary $1800 - $2200/month, depending on 
experience. Must have own vehicle and a valid and clean driver’s 
license. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter of interest, resume and three references no later than 
March 1 to RENÉ BUCCINNA, New Jersey Audubon, 600 North Delsea Drive, 
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or by email (EM: rene.buccinna AT 
njaudubon.org).

ACORN WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT  at Old Dominion University. Website: 
http://ericlwalters.org  Location: Carmel Valley, CA. Duration: 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 3. Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Ongoing long-term studies of 
the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker at 
the Hastings Reserve in upper Carmel Valley, California. Hastings is run 
by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley. We have studied the 
behavioral ecology of color-banded Acorn Woodpeckers for over 44 years 
at this site. The research focuses on both ecological and evolutionary 
factors involved in the evolution of cooperative breeding, and includes 
using automated radio-telemetry techniques to track cryptic movement. 
Assistants will participate in monitoring group composition via 
color-band resighting, tracking nest phenology using cavity cameras, 
documenting feeding and roosting behavior, and assist in woodpecker 
capture and experimental manipulations. Some portions of field work may 
require the ability to drive a mule or a truck. The experience is 
designed to be one of total immersion, six days per week, and provides 
the necessary training needed for those interested in applying to 
graduate school. Duration: 15 Mar to 15 Jul, with the potential for one 
field assistant to extend to 15 Aug. Some flexibility in start and end 
dates.  Qualifications: This job requires frequent strenuous physical 
activity; applicants must be avid hikers who are comfortable hiking up 
and down hills with equipment such as scopes and blinds. Prior 
experience with birds (especially the ability to read color bands) is 
desirable but not required. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for the research 
questions, a willingness to sit in a blind for up to 3 hours per session 
(in hot weather with lots of annoying face flies), and an ability to 
tackle the rigors of field work are a must. We especially encourage 
those applicants that wish to attend graduate school in the near future 
and who are interested in conducting an independent study during their 
tenure at Hastings. The reserve is remote (about an hour from the 
nearest town), and therefore a good attitude towards field housing 
situations is necessary, and having a vehicle is highly desirable. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to visa constraints, field assistant positions are only 
available to U.S. & Canadian citizens / permanent residents.  
Compensation: $600 / month plus on-site housing.  To Apply: Interested 
applicants should submit a CV with an appropriate cover letter to (EM:  
ACWOtech AT mail.com).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (Woodpecker Research)  at USDA, Forest 
Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.  Website: 
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/  Location: Council, ID; 
Prairie City, OR, Lakeview, OR, Boise, ID.  Duration: 3-4 months (field 
crews), 2-4 yrs (term position).  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 24 field crew, 4 crew leader, 1 term position . Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2016.  Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS 
(WILDLIFE) needed from April/May-August 2016 to be part of US Forest 
Service research on White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. 
Up to 24 GS-05/01 technician positions, four GS-06/01 crew leader 
positions, and one GS-07/01 term position are available for four 
projects in west-central Idaho on the Payette National Forest, central 
Oregon (two projects) on the Malheur National Forest, and southern 
Oregon on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Technicians and crew 
leaders will be assigned to one project only; the term position will 
help coordinate the activities of projects and be located in Boise, ID. 
Major field duties may include all or part of the following: conducting 
point-count/playback-response surveys, performing nest searches, 
monitoring woodpecker nest survival, and measuring habitat features. 
Additional project-specific duties of crew leaders and the term position 
will be explained during interviews. The field work is physically 
demanding and involves extensive daily hiking in burned or unburned 
mountainous terrain, often during inclement weather, and exposure to 
biting insects. First-aid, CPR, and field-safety trainings are provided. 
Forest Service housing may be available for the Council location only. 
These positions offer entry-level biologists the opportunity to gain 
valuable research experience and develop leadership skills. Highly 
self-motivated individuals will find the job very rewarding and enjoy 
exploring the ecology of White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s 
Woodpeckers, and cavity nesting species in general.  Qualifications: 
Applicants must be pursuing or have acquired a college degree in 
wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, or related field, and will depend on 
the position. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability: to identify 
and measure flora using standardized protocols; to identify 
cavity-nesting birds, and especially White-headed Woodpeckers, 
Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers by sight and sound; 
and to locate and monitor nests. Crew leaders and the term position 
require additional advanced qualifications to be discussed during 
interviews and generally include project oversight and logistics, crew 
training, data collection and maintenance, and crew safety and 
communication. 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 Forest Service housing (where applicable).  Compensation: 
GS-05/01 (field crew), GS-06/01 (field crew leader), GS-07/01 (term 
position)  To Apply: Interested parties should first send email with 
attached cover letter and resume, including three references, to JON 
DUDLEY (EM: jdudley AT fs.fed.us). Please specify a preference for 
project location and position, if applicable. Instructions to formally 
apply on USAJOBS website will follow. The deadline to send resume 
materials is 17 February 2016. For further information or to learn more 
about our research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH:208-373-4378; EM: 
jdudley AT fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit 
us on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/. 
Positions are open to United States citizens only. The USDA Forest 
Service is an equal employment opportunity employer.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Audubon New York. Website: 
http://ny.audubon.org/  Location: Watertown, NY.  Duration: May 9, 2016 
- July 1, 2016  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: Audubon New York seeks a field technician to assist 
with Golden-winged Warbler field work and conduct point count surveys in 
northern NY. The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is a high priority 
songbird which breeds in shrublands and young forests of eastern North 
America. This position is part of an effort to create and restore 
habitat for GWWA in New York’s St. Lawrence Valley; the objective is to 
define a more detailed distribution map of GWWA in the St. Lawrence 
Valley which will be used to guide management. The field technician will 
survey for GWWA at both known and potential breeding sites, to determine 
numbers of breeding birds, population status, and general habitat 
characteristics. Surveys are located on private and public lands in the 
St. Lawrence Valley. Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the 
Field Conservationist/Project Specialist, technician will: organize and 
conduct point count surveys for GWWA and other early-successional 
habitat bird species; collect habitat and/or vegetation data at survey 
locations; operate and maintain field equipment including GPS units; 
perform office duties associated with field work, including field 
preparation, data entry and review, reading and/or creation of maps; and 
complete other special outreach projects as assigned, such as using 
ArcGIS to map project work and assisting with delineation and marking 
for shrubland habitat projects.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a 
related field (or work towards), and/or prior field experience required. 
A self-starter, with an excellent work ethic, detail-oriented and able 
to follow protocols precisely. Demonstrated ability to work well as a 
team and independently, and willingness to work long hours in variable 
conditions. Applicants should have strong communication skills, the 
ability to handle public interactions maturely, and respectfully 
interact with private landowners. Must a valid driver’s license and 
personal vehicle to navigate to field work sites, as needed (will be 
reimbursed for mileage). Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, 
as well as experience working with GPS and other field equipment 
preferred. Applicants must have a flexible approach to work, with the 
ability to work early mornings and weekends, as required. Demonstrated 
interest in conservation and the mission of the National Audubon 
Society. Experience with avian identification in the field and/or 
enthusiasm about avian ecology strongly preferred.  Compensation: 
$15.00/hour.  To Apply: If interested, please submit a cover letter and 
three references in addition to your resume when applying. Apply online 
at: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2699/golden-winged-warbler-field-technician/job 


AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN  at Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario. 
Website: http://www.beco-birds.org/  Location: Southern Ontario. 
Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 9 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario (BECO) is 
seeking a highly motivated Avian Field Technician to assist with a 
project investigating the population declines of grassland birds in 
southern Ontario. BECO is a small non-profit organization focused on 
using ecological research to further the conservation of birds in 
Ontario (www.beco-birds.org). This is a 6-month position starting 01 
April 2016. The intern will be involved in ecological research that will 
provide new information about birds at risk in agricultural landscapes. 
Primary responsibilities include bird surveys, data entry, and report 
writing. Applicants must be eligible for the Clean Tech Internship 
program and have access to their own vehicle for the duration of the 
position. A significant amount of driving will be required to travel to 
field sites (mileage will be reimbursed). Field sites will be located in 
southern Ontario (Wellington, Dufferin, and Simcoe counties). Applicants 
must have access to their own accommodation in the Greater Toronto area 
or in the study area (i.e., in one of the counties listed above) for the 
duration of the internship. When logistically necessary, accommodation 
for multi-day field research trips will be provided. Tasks and 
responsibilities: This position will involve approximately 3 months of 
field work and 3 months of data entry and reporting. Responsibilities 
include: •Bird surveys to record the presence of grassland birds in 
agricultural areas •Nest monitoring and behavioural observations •Data 
entry and management •Report writing •Communicating with landowners and 
the general public •Assisting with other field work as required (e.g., 
bird surveys in other ecosystems). Qualifications: Qualifications: 
•Strong interest in avian ecology and conservation •Excellent auditory 
and visual bird identification skills •Willing and able to work 
independently in a field setting •Strong organizational and record 
keeping skills •Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision 
•Comfortable working early mornings and in variable weather conditions 
•Able to navigate in the field using a map, compass, and GPS •Proficient 
in Microsoft Excel and Access •Excellent writing skills •Valid driver’s 
licence, good driving record, and access to own vehicle with valid 
insurance. Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) the 
ability to identify the majority of bird species in southern Ontario by 
sight and sound, (2) previous experience conducting avian point counts 
and nest monitoring, and (3) completed post-secondary education in 
wildlife ecology or a related discipline. Additionally, candidates 
should have good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster and 
maintain good relationships with landowners. First aid certification is 
also an asset. Applicants must be eligible for a Clean Tech Internship. 
Check the Clean Tech Internship website to ensure that you meet the 
qualifications: http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/  
Compensation: $2,200 per month   To apply, follow the instructions on 
the Clean Tech Internship website: 
http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/. You will first need to 
create an account on the website and then submit your resume and cover 
letter for this position. The position will be filled as soon as a 
suitable candidate is found. If you have additional questions about this 
position, please contact ZOE LEBRUN-SOUTHCOTT (EM: zoe AT beco-birds.org).

RAPTOR COUNTING-IDENTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE  at PRONATURA VERACRUZ  
Website: www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz, Mexico.  
Duration: 2 weeks (14th to 25th of March).  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 10.. Application Deadline: 5 Mar 2016. Job Description: The 
Pronatura Veracruz River of Raptors Project witnesses the greatest 
raptor migration spectacle on Earth. Every fall, in central Veracruz 
Mexico, an average of four and a half million raptors from over 25 
species have been counted in Pronatura´s monitoring stations in their 
southward migratory journey! On a good day, over 100,000 migratory 
raptors and vultures can cover the sky; but, during a Big Day, over 
500,000 have been counted! During the spring we have the opportunity to 
see the migration northward, although, the numbers are not comparable 
with the numbers in the Fall, it brings the opportunity to learn and 
practice to identify and count Raptors, the place have the same species 
and the same flight behavior as in the fall, this way, you will be able 
to gradually get the skill to count and identify raptors at the same 
time, as the same way that Veracruz River of Raptors counters do. This 
raptor counting-identification course is perfect for those that want to 
join a raptor migration count site or improve their raptor 
identifications skill; this training course is set up for spring 
migration, March 14th to March 25th. Where thousands of raptors coming 
from their wintering grounds, streams the sky of the center of Veracruz 
where the training course is set up. After this training course we 
expect you to be able to count and identify raptor species by your own, 
and improve the understanding of the Raptor migration, you will be 
potentially qualify to be hired in the Fall migration as a counter or 
assistant at the Veracruz River of Raptors project or be promoted for 
other raptor migration count sites in Central or North America, an 
experience that you can’t miss in your life. The course will be taught 
by expert counters of the Veracruz River of Raptors project (counters 
that have seen more than 20 million raptors in their lives) and is 
composed by practices hours, theory hours and a day off, where we will 
take you to go birding around and meet Mexican birds like Laughing 
Falcon, Motmots, parrots, Toucans, Oropendolas, native warblers, 
delicious gastronomy and culture. The fee for this course is $700.00 
USD, (housing and food provided), Look for the program at 
www.pronaturaveracruz.org and apply! This position is limited to 10 
people only!  Qualifications: Any people interested to learn how count 
and identify distanced raptors, skill useful in bird surveys, point 
counts, migratory bird counts, wind farms surveys etc. Compensation: No 
economic compensation.  To Apply: Contact KASHMIR WOLF (EM: rioderapaces 
AT pronaturaveracruz.org) to receive all information about this training 
course or visit www.pronaturaveracruz.org and click in the Raptor 
identification and counting button on the website, we will accept people 
speaking English or Spanish.

FIELD TECHNICIAN  at UC Berkeley, Grinnell Resurvey Project. Website: 
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Grinnell/  Location: Central Valley, CA.  
Duration: 2.25 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: One avian point count field technician (1) is 
needed from April 13 to June 20 2016. Technician is needed for a project 
studying the impacts of climate and land-use change on breeding bird 
distributions over the last 100 years. Survey sites include both natural 
and human-altered lands of the California Central Valley. Duties will 
include: (i) conducting point counts along 2 km transects (accessed by 
road and/or on foot by trail); and (ii) surveying for habitat 
characteristics. Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent 
eyesight and hearing and be able to identify western birds by sight and 
call/song. In addition, applicants must be able to navigate roads with 
maps to find sites, maintain accurate records of each visit, and enjoy 
working outdoors. All applicants must have a valid driver's license and 
clean driving record. Ideally, applicants will have a personal vehicle 
available for accessing transects (mileage reimbursed), however this is 
not required. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in avian point 
count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of the California 
Central Valley by sight and sound OR be experienced in bird 
identification and willing to put in additional effort to learn local 
bird species; (ii) be well-organized and self-motivated with a record of 
being able to conduct fieldwork independently; (iii) be able to walk 
long distances over rugged or paved terrain; (iv) have the ability to 
interface with the public when necessary; (v) be comfortable camping for 
up to 10 days at a time; and (vi) be able to provide their own basic 
camping equipment. Experience with GPS and plant identification 
desirable but not required.  Compensation: $2451/month plus food and 
lodging while in the field. : To apply please send as one document: (i) 
cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant 
experience, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact information (email and phone 
numbers) for three references by email to SARAH MACLEAN, PhD student 
(EM: maclean AT berkeley.edu) in the Department of Environmental 
Science, Policy & Management, University of California–Berkeley.

EDUCATION ASSISTANT – National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration 
Program at Bremen, Maine, late May to mid-August.  Deadline: open.    
Description:  Join a dynamic team of biologists and educators on the 
Maine coast to work for one of America’s premier restoration ecology 
projects.  We work with Atlantic Puffins, 4 species of terns, 
Razorbills, etc. on seven Maine islands and we also conduct a very busy 
education program for eco-tourists aboard 13 Puffin and wildlife 
watching cruises each week, as well as operating the Project Puffin 
Visitor Center in Rockland.  Education assistants will spend 2 weeks as 
field biologists on a seabird-nesting island and then transition to 
working as narrators on tour boats and greeters/interpreters at the 
visitor center. Requirements:  An interest in both birds and education, 
ability to be able to speak to groups on a consistent basis, sense of 
humor and flexible outgoing personality.  Must not get seasick under 
typical coastal boating  conditions.     Remuneration:  A weekly salary 
plus housing, food, use of vehicles, workman’s compensation, and 10-12 
weeks living on the Maine coast.     For much more information and to 
apply, go to the official Audubon careers center at: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1
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FORESTRY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN  at School of Environment and Natural 
Resources, The Ohio State University.  Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews  Location: McArthur, 
Ohio.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS 
(2) needed for the collection of tree composition and structure as part 
of our forest songbird research project in the Appalachian region of 
Southeast Ohio from approximately 9 May to 9 July 2016. The successful 
applicants will collect habitat information at our long-term bird 
monitoring stations and assist and coordinate with two graduate 
students. These data will help to monitor the response of forest 
songbirds to various forest management activities and forest use within 
the region (locations include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, 
Zaleski State Forest, and other public lands). Duties will primarily 
consist of identifying, counting, and measuring DBH of woody stems. 
Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for the position 
will be $1400-$1800/month, depending on experience, and a 40 hour work 
week is expected. Housing is provided.  Qualifications: A valid state 
driver’s license and some forestry or tree identification experience is 
required. Demonstrated proficiency in the identification and knowledge 
of forest plants is desired. Applicants with a strong work ethic, 
positive attitude, and previous experience working under graduate 
students will be preferred.  Compensation: $1400-$1800/month.  To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until 31-January-2016. Please contact 
Bryce Adams and Kaley Donovan if you have any questions or to apply send 
cover letter, resume, and both phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 
references as a single pdf to adams.861 AT osu.edu and donovan.225 AT 
osu.edu.

AVIAN POINT COUNTER  at School of Environment and Natural Resources, The 
Ohio State University.  Website: 
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/stephen-matthews  Location: McArthur, 
Ohio.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 
31 Jan 2016.  Job Description: FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed for forest 
songbird research in the Appalachian region of Southeast Ohio from 
approximately 9 May to 9 July 2016. The successful applicant will 
conduct annual point count surveys and coordinate with two graduate 
students to monitor the response of forest songbirds to various forest 
management activities and forest use within the region (locations 
include Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, Zaleski State Forest, 
and other public lands). Annual population monitoring data will be used 
to inform landscape-scale habitat management recommendations to maintain 
viable populations of species. Long-term data will also provide valuable 
information to detect and model climate change impacts on forest 
wildlife populations. Duties will primarily consist of conducting point 
count surveys. Additional duties may include data entry. The stipend for 
the position will be $1400-$1800/month, depending on experience, and a 
40 hour work week is expected. Housing is provided.  Qualifications: A 
valid state driver’s license and prior experience with identifying 
eastern North American landbirds by sight and sound is required. 
Proficiency in the identification and knowledge of forest plants is 
desired but not necessary. Applicants with experience conducting 
distance based and/or time removal surveys, tree identification, and 
previous work with graduate students will be preferred.  Compensation: 
$1400-$1800/month  To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received or until January 31, 2016. Please contact BRYCE ADAMS and KALEY 
DONOVAN if you have any questions or to apply send cover letter, resume, 
and both phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references as a single 
pdf to (EM:  adams.861 AT osu.edu and donovan.225 AT osu.edu).

NORTHERN GOSHAWK AND SPOTTED OWL RESEARCH CREW LEADER
  at The Institute for Bird Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Crew%20Leader%20for%20Northern%20Goshawks%20and%20Spotted%20Owls%20in%20the%20Sierra%20Nevada%202016.pdf 

Location: Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  Job Description: We have 
one opening for a crew leader to oversee and coordinate a movement study 
of Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls using new direct-link 
GPS-UHF tracking systems during spring/summer 2016 (May 15-August 15 
(tentative)) in the northern Sierra Nevada. This independent contractor 
position will involve supervising a team of 2 interns, working with 
project partners, and investigators. Early in the season, the Crew 
Leader will join a team of surveyors and a capture team tasked with 
capturing and fitting approximately twenty birds with tracking devices. 
Once equipment is deployed the Crew Leader will be responsible for 
establishing protocols and schedules for tracking marked birds and 
downloading data from remote devices. A number of marked birds will be 
tracked in areas receiving management treatments, and the Crew Leader 
will be responsible for coordinating pre- and post-treatment vegetation 
surveys on those and other sites. The Crew Leader will also be 
responsible for ensuring that tracking systems remain operational 
throughout the season. On a typical day, the crew will wake up before 
dawn, drive and/or hike 30min - 1.5 hrs, and spend the morning deploying 
automated tracking equipment, or downloading data from marked birds. 
Afternoons will be spent conducting vegetation assessments within bird 
territories, organizing data, and planning travels for subsequent days. 
Work will be physically demanding, involving off-trail hikes into data 
collection sites. The typical work schedule will be either 5 days on and 
2 off, with one period of 10 days consecutive work from June 1 to June 
10 (no days off during that time), but before and after that time the 
schedule can be more flexible.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
candidates with prior raptor and/or owl tracking and study experience, 
and familiarity with radio telemetry and other geospatial technologies. 
Prior experience with raptor handling, territory/nest monitoring, and 
GIS software is preferred. Other requirements include a tolerance for 
aggressive and carnivorous birds, and a strong understanding of raptor 
and owl natural history. Survey work will occur in the central Sierra 
Nevada near the town of Quincy, and substantial vehicle travel will be 
required. A willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork, and the ability 
to keep your cool when engaging study subjects that can be more 
intelligent than humans is important. Many sites are remote, and transit 
and equipment movement can be physically demanding. Portions of the 
season will include long work days that may begin well before dawn 
and/or late into the evening, wet and cold weather, hot and dry weather, 
mosquitoes and biting flies, occasional contact with bears, and housing 
that may be rustic and/or somewhat crowded. Successful candidates must 
be in excellent physical condition and must be comfortable with 
off-trail hiking and orienteering (training provided). Biologists are 
expected to provide their own binoculars, sense of humor, enthusiasm, 
boots, raingear, etc. A personal automobile is required.  Compensation: 
Surveyors will be considered independent contractors rather than IBP 
staff, and will receive payment of $2,400 per month and project-related 
travel mileage reimbursement ($0.37/mile), but no fringe benefits. 
Housing, computer, tracking equipment, GPS, and other necessities will 
be provided in a central location.  To apply, please send a cover 
letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to 
MANDY HOLMGREN, The Institute for Bird Populations, (EM: mholmgren AT 
birdpop DOT org).

SPRING BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT  at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Website: 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=11 Location: Rector 
PA.  Duration: 1.5 Months.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 3. 
Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Application 
Deadline: 01/16/2016 Job Description: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANT (1-2): 
are needed to band passerines during spring migration (April 5th to June 
2nd) ¬ 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 (55 years) 
of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest 
in advanced methods in ageing (with the emphasis on using molt limits) 
and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 
hour before sunrise. Other responsibilities will include assisting with 
workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance. Experience 
bleeding birds via brachial veinipuncture is a plus. Pay is $10/hr for 
40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at 
Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org). 
BANDING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1): is needed to assist with banding 
operations spring through fall (April 5th to October 31st). In the 
summer months the assistant will also conduct point counts, nest search, 
and track birds via radio telemetry. Ability to identify birds by sight 
and sound is required; experience nest searching, conducting point 
counts, and tracking birds via radio telemetry is strongly desired. Pay 
is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To Apply: Visit 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to upload your cover letter, resume 
and contact information for 3 references. You can do so by clicking 
SEARCH JOBS to locate the FIELD ASSISTANT job posting. Once you've 
opened the job posting, click CREATE PROFILE. After you have created the 
profile please be sure you have applied for the position. Please include 
an approximate number of birds extracted and banded in cover letter. If 
you have any questions on the application process please do not hesitate 
to contact Luke DeGroote (EM: degrooteL AT CarnegieMNH.org). 
Applications will be taken until January 16th but interviews may begin 
as soon as suitable applicants are found. EOE  Qualifications: 
Qualifications: prior experience extracting and banding songbirds. 
Ability to bleed bird via brachial venipuncture, identify eastern birds 
by sight and sound, nest search, and track birds via radio telemetry are 
strongly desirable. Number of Openings: 2-3 Website: 
http://www.powdermillarc.org Location: Rector, PA Duration: 1.5 months 
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of 
clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a 
condition of continued employment: • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History 
Clearance • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check • FBI 
Fingerprint Criminal Background Check To apply/register online for the 
clearances, please visit 
http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm 
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action 
Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability  Compensation: 10HR  To Apply: Please 
apply on our website at 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=11

NORTHERN GOSHAWK AND SPOTTED OWL RESEARCH INTERN  at The Institute for 
Bird Populations.  Website: 

http://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Intern%20for%20Northern%20Goshawks%20and%20Spotted%20Owls%20in%20the%20Sierra%20Nevada%202016.pdf 

Location: Northern Sierra Nevada, CA.  Duration: 2 months, 1 week. Job 
Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2016.  
Job Description: We have one internship opening on a movement study of 
Northern Goshawks and California Spotted Owls in the central and 
northern Sierra Nevada during spring/summer 2016 (May 25- August 1 
(tentative)). The successful applicant will join a team of surveyors and 
a capture team tasked with capturing and fitting approximately twenty 
birds with GPS-UHF tracking devices early in the season. Once equipment 
is deployed, a Crew Leader and two interns will be responsible for 
tracking marked birds and downloading data from remote devices. A number 
of marked birds will be tracked in areas receiving management 
treatments, and the team will conduct pre- and post-treatment vegetation 
surveys on those and other sites. The crew will also be responsible for 
monitoring the safety of marked birds and for ensuring that tracking 
systems remain operational. On a typical day, the crew will wake up 
before dawn, drive and/or hike 30min - 1.5 hrs, and spend the morning 
deploying automated tracking equipment, or downloading data from marked 
birds. Afternoons will be spent conducting vegetation assessments within 
bird territories, organizing data, and planning travels for subsequent 
days. Work will be moderately physically demanding and involve off-trail 
hikes into data collection sites. The typical schedule will be either 5 
days on and 2 off, with one period of 10 days consecutive work from June 
1 to June 10 (no days off during that time), but before and after that 
time the schedule can be more flexible.  Qualifications: We are seeking 
candidates with interest in raptor and/or owl tracking, and familiarity 
with raptor life history. Prior experience with territory/nest 
monitoring, radio telemetry, and GIS software is helpful. Applicants 
must also have a tolerance for aggressive and carnivorous birds. Survey 
work will occur in the central Sierra Nevada near the town of Quincy, 
CA, and substantial vehicle travel will be required. A willingness to 
face the rigors of fieldwork, and the ability to keep your cool when 
engaging study subjects that can be more intelligent than humans is 
important. Many sites are remote, and transit and equipment movement can 
be physically demanding. Portions of the season will include long work 
days that may begin well before dawn or late into the evening, wet and 
cold weather, hot and dry weather, mosquitoes and biting flies, 
occasional contact with bears, and housing that may be rustic. 
Successful candidates must be in excellent physical condition and must 
be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering (training 
provided).  Compensation: Like all IBP internships, our Northern Goshawk 
and Spotted Owl research internships are fundamentally volunteer 
positions. Primary compensation includes the valuable skills you will 
develop, the satisfaction of joining important bird conservation 
efforts, and the joy of working with fun-loving people in a 
fantastically beautiful environment. Additionally, we will provide you 
with a per diem of $39 (amounts to $975 per month) to cover food and 
general living expenses, mileage reimbursement for all project-related 
travel, and free shared housing.  To Apply: To apply, please send a 
cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references 
to Mandy Holmgren, The Institute for Bird Populations, mholmgren AT 
birdpop DOT org.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (10+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Colorado. Duration: 
11 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10 + Application 
Deadline: 5 Jan 2016.  Job Description: The Bird Conservancy of the 
Rockies (formerly the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the 
state of Colorado. The position will run from May 2nd through mid-July 
with the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing 
data. For candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey 
work may be available as early as April 12th and data entry and proofing 
work will likely be available through August. Surveys are located on 
both public and private lands throughout Colorado and cover a vast range 
of elevations and habitats. These positions represent an excellent 
opportunity to explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the 
lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. 
Please visit 

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

for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory paid training from May 2nd through May 8th. Upon the 
successful completion of training, technicians will work independently 
conducting bird surveys. The work schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off; however, alternative schedules may be considered on a case by 
case basis. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
in Colorado by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should 
expect to hike long distances off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a 
regular basis. Primitive camping, often without phone service or 
facilities, and some overnight backcountry travel to survey remote 
road-less areas will be required. Completion of job duties may 
periodically require long days in the field.  Qualifications: Applicants 
should be enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to 
work long hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be 
comfortable hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous 
wildlife including rattlesnakes, black bear, moose, and mountain lion. 
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of 
solitude. The ability to identify landbird species that breed in 
Colorado by sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof 
of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a 
strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting 
fieldwork are also necessary. Desired qualifications include prior 
experience conducting point count surveys, camping, long distance 
hiking, and navigating in the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD 
vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will 
rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles 
if they are at least 21 years of age. Compensation: Salary range of 
$2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), reimbursement for project related 
driving and some recreational travel is provided as well as 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement.  To 
Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your bird identification knowledge 
and dates of availability, a resume, and three references as a single 
document (PDF or Word) to: MATTHEW MCLAREN (EM: matthew.mclaren AT 
birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing applications on January 5th 
and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR FIELD STUDY OF BLACK-THROATED TITS AND 
SILVER-THROATED TITS IN CHINA  at Beijing Forestry University. Website: 
http://www.luckytit.cn  Location: China.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job 
Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 1-2. Job Description: Volunteer 
assistants are needed for field study of the breeding biology and 
behavior of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated tits in the Dongzhai 
National Nature Reserve of central China. The project will start in 
January and will last until the end of May, 2016. Volunteers are 
expected to join in mid-February and stay through the end of April or 
mid-May. Main duties include mist-netting birds, searching nest, blood 
sampling, behavioral observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data 
entry, as well as any other possible works involved in the field. 
Assistants will work with researchers from Beijing Forestry University. 
All expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local 
travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the 
assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. 
Volunteers will have opportunities to learn field skills of 
ornithological research, see many bird species of central China, and 
experience Chinese tradition and culture.  Qualifications: A serious 
attitude towards word is always important. Previous experience with 
birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic training such as bird 
banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, will be provided. 
Volunteers are expected to have strong interests in birds and animal 
behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular 
time in the field, and share rooms with team members.  To apply, please 
contact Jin YU (EM: yujin0819 AT qq.com). When applying, please include 
a cover letter, a resume, and =2 recommendation letters (it would be 
greatly appreciated if the recommendation letters are directly sent by 
references to the above email address).

WIND PROJECT EAGLE AVOIDANCE TECHS  at HawkWatch International. Website: 
http://www.hawkwatch.org  Location: Monticello, Utah. Duration: 1 year 
available; 3-month commitment.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
5. Application Deadline: 24 Jan 2016.  Job Description: HawkWatch 
International will hire five observers to help prevent eagle mortality 
at a wind power facility through eagle use surveys, shutting down 
turbines when eagles are sighted, conducting fatality searches, and 
assisting with eagle nest searches and checks. Field techs will rotate 
between duties, likely in 3 day shifts (6 days on, 3 off) and work in 
teams of two, although not usually together. Techs will conduct standard 
1-hr point counts for eagle use, serve as “eagle sentinels” to shut down 
turbines when eagles are sighted, conduct searches for dead birds and 
bats, and search for other animal carcasses that may attract eagles and 
potentially assist with their removal from the site. The project will 
run from early January 2016 (some flexibility) through January 2017. A 
full year obligation is not necessary for hire, but a minimum 3-month 
commitment is required. Hours worked each day will depend on the length 
of day by season, turbine operation, as well as the duty being 
performed. Shared housing or hotel rooms provided within 15 minutes of 
the site in Monticello, Utah. Vehicles can be provided, but applicants 
willing to use their own truck will be reimbursed at $0.55/mile (roads 
are generally well maintained and passable with low-clearance 2WD). The 
field site is near Monticello, Utah and 50 minutes from Moab, with 
excellent recreation opportunities on public lands, including world 
class hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.  Qualifications: Excellent 
eyesight, vigilance, and at least reasonable bird identification skills 
required. Previous experience with eagle point counts, fatality 
searches, and previous work spending long hours conducting stationary 
observation will be given preference Applicants must be able to endure 
long hours in the sun, wind, cold, snow, or a combination of these 
conditions. Observation shelters will be provided for eagle sentinel 
duty, but observation will continue and be most important in inclement 
weather when eagles may enter the site at greater risk. Pay will be a 
competitive daily rate that is commensurate with the rigors outlined in 
the job description and also reflecting both the strong desire of 
HawkWatch and the site owner to avoid eagle mortality and advance the 
state of the art regarding wind farm eagle avoidance. Compensation will 
be discussed with applicants meeting the necessary minimum combination 
of skills.  Compensation: Competitive; see qualifications  To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter explaining your relevant experiences and 
skills, start date and length commitment, resume, and 2 references to 
Dr. STEVE SLATER (EM: sslater AT hawkwatch.org). Positions open until 
filled.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (6+)  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org/  Location: Wyoming (statewide) 
and eastern Idaho.  Duration: 2.5 months +.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 6 or more . Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (formerly the Rocky 
Mountain Bird Observatory) is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts throughout the state of Wyoming and within the 
Caribou-Targhee National Forest in eastern Idaho. The position will run 
from May 10th thru mid-July. Successful candidates must be able to 
attend a mandatory paid training from May 10th thru May 16th. For 
candidates interested in a longer period of employment, survey work may 
be available as early as April 12th and data entry and proofing work 
will likely be available through August. Surveys are located on both 
public and private lands including scenic areas such as the Red Desert, 
Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests, Devil’s Tower National 
Monument, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Upon 
the successful completion of training, technicians will work both 
independently (approximately ¾ of the season) and with a partner 
(approximately ¼ of the season) conducting bird surveys. The work 
schedule is typically 10 days on and 4 days off; however, alternative 
schedules may be considered on a case by case basis. Technicians must be 
able to identify all bird species found in Wyoming by sight and sound 
upon completion of training, and should expect to hike long distances 
off-trail in steep and rugged terrain on a regular basis. Primitive 
camping, often without phone service or facilities, and some overnight 
backcountry travel to survey remote road-less areas will be required. 
Completion of job duties may require long days in the field 
periodically. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to 
explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states 
while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 

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

for additional information.  Qualifications: Applicants should be 
enthusiastic, physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work long 
hours in the field. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable 
hiking and surveying in areas with potentially hazardous wildlife 
including rattlesnakes, black and grizzly bear, moose, and mountain 
lion. The ability to identify avian species that breed in Wyoming by 
sight and sound is required. A valid driver's license, proof of auto 
insurance, binoculars, camping gear, basic computer skills, a strong 
work ethic, and enthusiasm for conservation and conducting fieldwork are 
also necessary. Applicants should enjoy working independently and be a 
self-starter. Desired qualifications include prior experience conducting 
point count surveys, camping, long distance hiking, and navigating in 
the backcountry. Applicants with personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to 
apply; however, the Bird Conservancy will rent vehicles for qualified 
applicants that do not possess 4WD vehicles and are at least 21 years 
old. Compensation: Salary range of $2200 to $2700 per month (DOE), 
reimbursement for project related and some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursement. To 
Apply: To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your bird 
identification knowledge/experience and dates of availability, a resume, 
and three references as a single document to: NICK VAN LANEN (EM: 
nick.vanlanen AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin reviewing 
applications on or around January 5th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

NATURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN  at Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.  
Location: Grand Rapids, MN.  Duration: April - August/September.  Job 
Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 12 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Support forest wildlife habitat research 
examining the use of managed forest wildlife openings by American 
woodcock. Work will involve evening singing ground and crepuscular 
flight surveys for woodcock, vegetation composition and structure 
sampling, other wildlife and forest inventory, and GIS mapping. Two 
positions will be offered, both are temporary and anticipated to last no 
more than 6 months. The position is limited to 40 hours per week but due 
to the nature of the field work, technicians will be expected to work 
outside of normal hours. Technicians must be able to start work in early 
April, and will be expected to work evening hours when conducting 
woodcock surveys. A field vehicle will be provided for research use. 
Technicians will work out of the Grand Rapids office with some extended 
travel required. Housing is not provided except when traveling.  
Qualifications: Education or experience in field methods for wildlife 
research. Applicants with a BS in wildlife biology or a related field 
are preferred. A working knowledge of Geographic Position Systems (GPS), 
basic computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Office), navigation, geographic 
information systems (i.e., ArcGIS), and vegetation identification. 
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, follow 
established protocols, communicate findings orally, keep detailed and 
accurate records, write reports, and communicate effectively with 
wildlife managers and private landowners. Technician must be physically 
fit, able to walk over difficult terrain, work under adverse weather 
conditions, sit still for long periods of time, hear and see well, and 
operate a motor vehicle on minimally maintained roads. Must possess a 
valid driver’s license. Field experience involving avian research and 
Minnesota vegetation identification and sampling is highly desirable, 
especially when performed full time and independently. Compensation: 
$16.21/hour  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for 3 references (name, telephone, and e-mail) as a single 
attachment in an e-mail to LINDSEY SHARTELL, Forest Habitat Biologist 
(EM: Lindsey.Shartell AT state.mn.us). The deadline to apply is February 
12, 2016, however review of applications will begin in January and 
continue until the positions are filled. For questions contact Lindsey 
by e-mail or telephone (PH: 218-999-7932).

AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEYORS  at Intermountain Bird Observatory. Website: 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu  Location: Idaho and Utah. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6-8. Application 
Deadline: 30 Apr 2016.  Job Description: POINT COUNT SURVEYORS (6-8) 
needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho and Utah (mid-May to 
mid-July, 2016) with the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State 
University. Duties consist of standardized point count surveys, 
vegetation surveys, and data entry. Field assistants will travel across 
diverse habitats including grasslands, sagebrush steppe, riparian, 
montane forest, alpine, and pinyon-juniper and encounter hundreds of 
bird species. Qualifications: Qualifications of applicants should 
include: 1) ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight 
AND sound (sound is very important), 2) experience with standardized 
bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry and 4) willingness to 
give your all even through challenging times. Applicants must be 
comfortable mostly working alone (90% of the time) in some remote but 
beautiful areas that can include predators (bears, wolves, mountain 
lions). Applicants must also be physically fit and able to handle hiking 
in steep and rough terrain and dealing with thick vegetation. Applicants 
must be able to navigate with maps and GPS to find remote sites, 
maintain accurate records of each visit, and be comfortable working 
independently and camping for up to 10 days at a time at undeveloped 
sites, and be able to provide their own basic camping equipment. There 
is a lot of driving between sites since we are covering most of the 
state. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and EITHER use 
their personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at 
the standard state rate) OR ELSE if you do not have a suitable vehicle 
we will provide you with a rental SUV.  Compensation: This is a fulltime 
position for the duration of the project (May-July). Hourly rate is 
$12-$14+/hr DOE (PLUS a per diem which amounts to an additional $1,000 
over the season which essentially boosts the hourly rate by ~$3.)  To 
Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via e-mail 
(EM: jessicapollock AT boisestate.edu) Please put “2016 Point Count 
Applicant” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if 
you are most interested in Idaho, Utah, or both. Positions will be 
filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

LOEWY-MOHONK PRESERVE FELLOWSHIP  at Mohonk Preserve.  Website: 
http://mohonkpreserve.org  Location: New Paltz, NY.  Duration: 10 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 8 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: Mohonk Preserve is pleased to announce our 2016 Loewy 
Fellowship opportunities. Located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains 
of eastern New York State, the Mohonk Preserve manages over 8,000 acres 
of land including ridgetop forests and pine barrens to wetlands and 
grasslands. The Mohonk Preserve is seeking to sustain the viability of 
natural communities and maintain biodiversity. Through the 2016 
Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship, up to $10,000 will be awarded 
to a project (or projects) that link conservation outcomes at Mohonk 
Preserve with a broader ecological context. The Preserve’s Daniel Smiley 
Research Center (DSRC) is a biological field research facility that 
currently engages 50 Research Associates from 23 institutions in studies 
that document and explain long-term environmental change on the 
Shawangunk Ridge. The DSRC has numerous long-term abiotic and natural 
history datasets as well as biological and anthropological collections 
that are available for use (see below). Preference will be given to 
proposals that demonstrate a clear ability to place conservation on the 
Preserve into a broader ecological context. Successful applicants may 
also be eligible for housing at the Preserve’s Foothills House. DSRC is 
currently seeking proposals in the following priority areas: • Wetlands 
research and restoration, particularly involving marshes and/or streams; 
• Bird population or community studies, including (but not limited to) 
studies of nesting, migration, or overwintering; • Pollinator/plant 
interactions; • Agro-ecology; and • Phenology, particularly studies that 
make use of the DSRC’s long-term datasets.  Qualifications: Proposals 
from individuals at any career stage are welcome. Women and members of 
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO Compensation: Up to 
$10,000 stipend. These fellowships are made possible through funding 
from the Loewy Family Foundation.  To Apply: The program guidelines, 
application instructions and announcement flyer can be found on our 
website at http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships

BEACH BIRD STEWARD  at The Wetlands Institute.  Website: 
http://wetlandsinstitute.org/  Location: Stone Harbor, NJ. Duration: 14 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: The Wetlands Institute, located in Stone Harbor, NJ, is 
seeking qualified applicants for several seasonal positions to protect 
beach-nesting birds. Primary responsibilities include interacting in a 
positive and educational way with the public to prevent disturbance and 
at times directly intervening to stop a disturbance, documenting and 
reporting disturbance, and acting as an overall ambassador for the 
conservation of beach-nesting birds. Training will be provided. This is 
a temporary, part-time, hourly position (approx. 30-35 hrs/week) that 
will include regular early morning, weekend, and holiday hours. The 
position will require sitting for several hours, or walking long 
distances over sandy beach, and tolerating exposure to variable and 
sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions (wind, rain, 
heat, biting insects).  Qualifications: Applicants should have a 
positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and a willingness to learn 
about conservation of coastal birds. Applicants should also have 
experience or interest in learning how to follow protocols, collect 
careful data, and calmly defuse conflict. Applicants should be able to 
work well alone or in small groups.  Compensation: The duration of the 
position is approximately 14 weeks (Memorial Day-Labor Day). Candidates 
should be available for the duration of the position. Salary is 
$8.38/hr. Housing is not provided. A valid driver’s license and personal 
transportation is required. Reimbursement for project-related travel may 
be provided.  To Apply: Please send 1) cover letter detailing interest, 
qualifications, and availability 2) CV, and 3) names and contact 
information for 3 professional references to ALLISON ANHOLT, (EM: 
conservation AT wetlandsinstitute.org). Please include “Beach Steward” 
in the subject line. Application deadline is February 12, 2016.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (BIRDS)  at Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger 
District.  Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tongass/home Location: 
Juneau, Alaska.  Duration: About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 11 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Technician sought 
to conduct avian point counts and other bird and wildlife projects (e.g. 
bird banding, seabird counts, goshawk surveys) throughout the Tongass 
National Forest, Southeast Alaska. This is an opportunity to explore and 
bird-watch in America’s largest, wildest temperate rain forest. Season 
expected to be mid- Apr through late Jul with some flexibility, but 
applicants must be available late May for safety training week and all 
of June for surveys. The season potentially may be extended if 
technician is willing to work on other natural resource projects, 
depending on funding. Government housing is usually available in Juneau, 
Alaska (costs approx. $13 per night)and some travel and field camping is 
required.  Qualifications: Must have proven ability to 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.; potentially 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 navigation skills with topographical 
map, compass and GPS, familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird 
and plant species, ability to work amiably in remote setting with single 
field partner. Sorry, only US citizens are eligible.  Compensation: 
Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance (about $20 per hour) plus 
paid annual leave, generous field camping meal allowance, and overtime 
after 40 hours per week.  To Apply: Apply through USA JOBS system. Go to 
https://www.usajobs.gov and create a profile and upload a resume - this 
can take a few days so best to do this in advance. Starting Jan. 5,2016, 
look for announcement number 16-TEMP-R10-0404-7BSTBM-DT and verify that 
it is for GS-0404-07, Biological Science Technician (Bird Monitoring)and 
follow the application instructions. Only US citizens are eligible. 
Issues with USA JOBS are best answered via the help link 
https://www.usajobs.gov/Support. If there are specific questions about 
the job that remain after carefully reviewing this outreach, and the 
official announcement online, you may contact (EM: gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com)

ROSEATE & COMMON TERN INTERN  at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife 
Refuge.  Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  
Location: Westbrook, CT.  Duration: May23rd - August 19th.  Job Type: 
Intern. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job 
Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring 
productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding 
nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field 
blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, 
doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator 
management, operating/maintaining small watercraft and associated 
vehicles, and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the 
strengths of individuals. Details: Internships will begin on May 23rd 
and continue until the middle of August. The position involves working 
long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 
hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start 
time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in the research 
station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field 
season. There is no heat or running water in the station, but there is 
solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at 
Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be 
provided including the DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  
Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary. 
Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the 
position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with 
field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison 
ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent, easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in 
a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern 
will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional 
experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, 
data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic 
background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a 
related field are preferred. Compensation: A small living allowance of 
$190.00/week will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, 
and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email 
and phone number) by February 19, 2016 via email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos 
AT fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

SHOREBIRD INTERN  at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. 
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Location: 
Westbrook, CT.  Duration: May 23rd- August 19th.  Job Type: Intern. 
Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016.  Job Description: Stewart B. McKinney 
NWR is looking for a qualified individual to be our 2016 Shorebird 
Intern. This person will help monitor piping plover, least tern, 
American oystercatcher, and other shorebirds on the Refuge as well as on 
State and private lands. Duties include nest searching, patrolling 
nesting areas, talking with/educating the public, assisting with 
fencing/signage/exclosures, reporting on nest/chick productivity, 
maintaining the Refuge’s electric fence and sound system, and 
tracking/reporting predators, and managing trail cameras. The shorebird 
intern will also contact our island keepers and get regular updates on 
any shorebirds they have observed on the islands. Additionally, this 
intern may be required to visit the islands to survey/monitor which may 
include an overnight stay on the island in rustic housing. The shorebird 
intern will work in teams (with Refuge staff, State employees, and 
non-profit affiliates) and independently. He/She will need to drive a 
Refuge vehicle to and from monitoring sites (including large trucks), 
work in inclement weather conditions such as high muggy heat, be 
physically fit enough to walk miles on beaches in the sun and carry 
fence/sign posts. Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to 
perform the physical duties of the position including being able to work 
in all kinds of weather and over different types of terrain. Applicants 
must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and 
easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a 
professional manner, and possess a valid U. S. driver’s license. 
Previous experience with shorebird monitoring, environmental education, 
interpretation, field work, data collection, and wildlife identification 
is preferred.  Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week 
and shared housing (if needed) will be provided.  To Apply: Send a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must 
include email and phone number) by email to: (EM: Kristina_Vagos AT 
fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

ISLAND KEEPER INTERNS (Visitor Services & Environmental Education)  at 
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. Website: 
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stewart_b_mckinney/  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2016. Job Description: The 
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is seeking enthusiastic 
individuals to spend their summer on an island in beautiful coastal 
Connecticut while gaining valuable, well-rounded experience working in 
the natural resource field. Duties include but are not limited to: 
interacting with the public by conducting natural and cultural history 
tours, leading educational programs for youth and camp groups, assisting 
with island maintenance projects, invasive plant management, wildlife 
and vegetation surveys, etc. Details: Internships will begin on May 23rd 
and continue until mid-August (approximate end date is the 19th). 
Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in 
the length of day and start time. Interns will live on islands with 
other staff in rustic field camp settings. Rustic field camps have no 
running water or electricity and outhouses. Water and gas for a 
generator have to be brought out to the island. Showers, food shopping, 
and laundry must be done on the mainland. Housing may be provided in 
Westbrook, CT on days off.  Qualifications: Applicants must have the 
ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being 
able to work in all kinds of weather, over different types of terrain, 
in areas with poison ivy, and with ticks and other biting insects. 
Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very 
independent and easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages 
in a professional manner, have their own vehicle, and possess a valid U. 
S. driver’s license. Previous experience with environmental education, 
wildlife identification and work in a field camp setting is preferred.  
Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will also be 
provided.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact 
information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone 
number) by February 19th, 2016 via email to: (EM: Shaun_Roche AT 
fws.gov). Please do not send applications by mail.

LEAD BANDER IN SOUTHERN UTAH  at University of Utah.  Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT.  Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2016. Job 
Description: A bander-in-charge is needed to operate a passerine banding 
station with 2 assistants at the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center 
where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting a long-term 
migratory bird monitoring project. This is a great opportunity to band 
birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are 
off-limits to the public. We have documented more than 150 bird species 
at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants each 
season to date. The banding site consists of sixteen nets which will be 
open for 6 hours each morning with approximately 10 days on and 2 days 
off. Duties include operating the banding station, training and 
supervising 2 volunteer assistants, engaging with community and 
university groups, data entry and quality control. On-site lodging with 
kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing will be provided. Stipend is 
$2,000 for the season. Limited internet connectivity is available and 
cellular service can be reached a few miles up the road. During free 
time, there are great opportunities for outdoor exploration in a unique 
part of the country! Moab, UT is only an hour drive from the station and 
is a popular tourist destination, along with Arches National Park, 
Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley 
State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Zion National Park and Bryce 
Canyon National Park.  Qualifications: A qualified candidate is expected 
to have substantial experience in aging, sexing, banding, and 
mist-netting western North American passerines.  Compensation: $2,000 
for the field season   To apply: please e-mail a cover letter explaining 
your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, emails and 
phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN. Please include “RMC 
LEAD BANDER” in the subject of the e-mail (EM: Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu).

(2) ASSISTANT BANDERS IN SOUTHERN UTAH  at University of Utah. Website: 
http://www.riomesa.utah.edu/  Location: Moab, UT. Duration: 2.5 months.  
Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 17 Feb 
2016.  Job Description: Two assistant banders are needed to help operate 
a passerine banding station at the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center 
where biology professor Çagan Sekercioglu is conducting a long-term 
migratory bird-monitoring project. This is a great opportunity to band 
birds in spectacular red-rock Colorado Plateau landscapes that are 
off-limits to the public. We have documented more than 150 bird species 
at the Rio Mesa Center and have caught many surprising vagrants each 
season to date. The banding site consists of sixteen nets which will be 
open for 6 hours each morning with approximately 10 days on and 2 days 
off. Duties include mist-net extraction of birds, bird processing, data 
entry and interacting with visiting groups. Assistants will be working 
with an experienced head bander and will learn valuable skills in 
mist-netting, identifying, aging and sexing western birds. The position 
is unpaid, and volunteers will cover food costs and lodging costs at 
$4/night. On-site lodging is very comfortable and includes beds, a full 
kitchen, common space, and indoor plumbing. Limited internet 
connectivity is available, and cellular service is accessible a few 
miles up the road. During free time, there are great opportunities for 
outdoor exploration in a unique part of the country! Moab, UT is only an 
hour drive from the station and is a popular tourist destination, along 
with Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef 
National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, 
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.  Qualifications: A 
qualified candidate is expected to have some field work experience and 
to have an interest and ability to work with a small team in remote 
locations. Previous ornithological field experience is preferred but not 
required  Compensation: Unpaid  To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter 
explaining your qualifications and interests, your CV, and the names, 
emails and phone numbers of three references to JORDAN HERMAN (EM: 
Jordan.Herman AT utah.edu). Please include “RMC ASSISTANT” in the 
subject of the email.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (AVIAN)  at National Park Service (Arctic 
Network).  Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/  Location: Noatak National 
Preserve, AK.  Duration: May 9 – July 15, 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal. 
Number of Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 10 Jan 2016.  Job 
Description: The National Park Service is seeking 1-3 biological 
technicians to conduct bird surveys in Noatak National Preserve in the 
Brooks Range of Alaska. The project is part of the Arctic Network’s 
long-term monitoring program for montane-nesting birds (alpine and 
shrub-tundra habitats). The fieldwork involves conducting bird surveys 
(primarily by song), tent camping at a remote site with 3-5 other field 
techs, and backpacking. Surveys start at 2 am and involve hiking up to 
10 miles a day in rugged terrain. Depending on funding, some positions 
(including a crew leader position) may be available at a second site in 
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (Gates of the Arctic NP). Positions run from May 9 or 
16 – July 8 or 15 with ~6 weeks in the field. Technicians will spend 1-2 
weeks in Fairbanks prepping for the field in early May and 1-2 weeks 
entering data in early July.  Qualifications: In addition to some 
previous experience conducting aural bird surveys, the positions require 
excellent physical condition and the capacity for working contently in 
wet, cold, and buggy conditions from a remote field site. Some previous 
experience working in wilderness and bear country is strongly 
preferred.  Compensation: GS-5 — $17.92/hr regular time and time and 
half for OT GS-6 — $19.97/hr regular time and time and half for OT  To 
Apply: Applications are done through USAJOBS. The positions will be open 
on USAJOBS from January 1-10, 2016 under these announcements: 1) 
Biological Technician (Avian) (GS-5) AKRO-16-1562654-DECB and 2) 
Biological Technician (Avian) (GS-6) AKRO-16-1562695-DECB. Multiple 
parks have positions advertised under these announcements, but the 
official duty station for the Arctic Network (Noatak) positions is 
listed as Arctic Network (Fairbanks, AK). You must select this location 
to apply for the Arctic Network positions. No housing is provided in 
Fairbanks. For more information, write JEREMY MIZEL (EM: Jeremy_Mizel AT 
nps.gov).

AVIAN SURVEY AND MONITORING INTERNS  at Bureau of Reclamation. Website: 
http://www.usbr.gov/tsc/  Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 months 
beginning May 16th.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 20. 
Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Several Pathways 
Program interns are needed for seasonal work conducting Southwestern 
Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys, nest monitoring and 
habitat mapping within the Rio Grande Basin of Central New Mexico. Both 
crew lead and crew member positions are available and increased 
experience/responsibility will be compensated accordingly. Crews will be 
based in Socorro or Truth or Consequences. Technicians will attend both 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol 
trainings and work will be performed between May 16th and August 15th. 
Habitat mapping may begin earlier depending on technician availability. 
Qualifications: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424980900  Compensation: 
Positions will be filled at the GS-03 ($12.33/hr) or GS-04 ($13.84/hr) 
level.  To Apply: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424980900

AVIAN SURVEY AND MONITORING TECHNICIANS  at Bureau of Reclamation. 
Website: http://www.usbr.gov/tsc/  Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 
months beginning May 16th.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 20. 
Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Several technicians 
are needed for seasonal work conducting Southwestern Willow Flycatcher 
and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys, nest monitoring and habitat mapping 
within the Rio Grande Basin of Central New Mexico. Both crew lead and 
crew member positions are available and increased 
experience/responsibility will be compensated accordingly. Crews will be 
based in Socorro or Truth or Consequences. Technicians will attend both 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey protocol 
trainings and work will be performed between May 16th and August 15th. 
Habitat mapping may begin earlier depending on technician availability. 
Qualifications: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424969600  Compensation: 
Positions will be filled at the GS-03 ($12.33/hr), GS-04 ($13.84/hr) or 
GS-05 ($15.49/he) level.  To Apply: See USAJobs announcement... 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424969600

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR  at Eastern Kentucky University.  Website: 
http://biology.eku.edu  Location: Richmond, KY.  Duration: Open. Job 
Type: Professor.  Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2016.  Job Description: 
Vertebrate Behavioral Ecology.  Qualifications: The Department of 
Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting 
applications for a tenure-track, 9-month appointment to begin August 15, 
2016. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's 
undergraduate biology and graduate degree (MS) program. Primary courses 
to be taught include behavioral ecology and animal behavior, an 
introductory course for biology majors, and courses in area of 
specialty. During the first year, the teaching load will be 9 hours per 
semester. However, the typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester, 
with the possibility of reassigned time with extramural funding and/or 
engaging in student-centered research. The successful candidate will be 
expected to establish an active research program in area of specialty 
that includes mentoring undergraduate and master's level students. 
Requirements include a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited or 
internationally recognized institution. Candidates must have a strong 
record of research accomplishments and must provide evidence of 
excellent teaching and communication skills. Review of applications will 
begin on February 8, 2016, and will continue until position is filled.  
Compensation: Typical starting salary for Assistant Professor would 
likely be about $45,000 - $50,000, but is negotiable.  To Apply: 
Instructions are available at: 
http://jobs.eku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79732

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN  at USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife 
Research Center  Location: Salyer, CA.  Duration: up to 6 months. Job 
Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 15 Jan 
2016.  Job Description: Performs the following and similar types of 
routine tasks to collect field data monitoring for barred owls in 
association with a long-term population ecology study of the northern 
spotted owl in northwest California: • Assist primarily in night-time 
surveys of barred owls. • Under the oversight of the Field Coordinators, 
collect field data on barred owls and northern spotted owls following 
specific study plans and established protocols. • Locates and identifies 
barred owls and (occasionally) northern spotted owls based on auditory 
and visual observations. • Navigate remote forest roads and terrain, 
primarily at night, using maps, compass, and handheld GPS units. • 
Operate a variety of field equipment necessary for performing biological 
studies and collecting field data, including 4-wheel drive vehicles, 
electronic broadcasting devices, compass, and handheld GPS units. • 
Communicate results and logistical details to the Field Coordinators in 
a clear and timely manner. • Enter data carefully onto field data forms 
and into a computer database. Housing is provided at the Klamath 
Biological Research Station in Salyer, California. The incumbent often 
works independently and primarily at night, but he/she is expected to 
work as part of a small team under the instruction of the Field 
Coordinators. Fieldwork may involve up to six months working in remote 
field locations. Fieldwork will include nighttime surveys of owls on 
mostly public lands, traversing mountainous terrain at night, and 
working under variable weather conditions. The work involves long hours 
spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical 
exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up 
to 50 pounds in the performance of the assignment. Work will be done in 
6-10 hours per day; hours can include all times of day and evening, and 
will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. 
Secondary duties may include placement and maintenance of remote audio 
recorders for collection of owl vocalizations, road and trail 
maintenance, and assisting on spotted owl surveys as opportunity allows. 
Assistants may work independently or as part of small crew depending on 
daily goals.  Qualifications: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 
years old • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at 
least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) 
requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, 
unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or 
exemption required). Website: http://www.sss.gov. • DD-214 (Member 4 
copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. • The 
OF-306 form may be obtained from Contact Office or downloaded from 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp Any questions can be directed to 
JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu).  Compensation: 
13.41/hr (housing is provided). To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, 
resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
AS A SINGLE ELECTRONIC FILE (email preferred) by 15 January 2016 to 
JEREMY ROCKWEIT (EM: rockweit AT rams.colostate.edu).

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WATERFOWL)  at U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service.  Location: Barrow, AK and Yukon Delta, AK. Duration: 3-4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4. Application 
Deadline: 4 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Biological technicians needed to 
assist with nesting biology studies of threatened Steller’s and 
spectacled eiders for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The 
USFWS’s Endangered Species Program (based in Fairbanks, Alaska) has been 
monitoring Steller’s eider breeding biology in Barrow since 1991. Our 
program will also be conducting an experimental release on the Yukon 
Delta National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to continue the evaluation 
of the feasibility of a long-term reintroduction effort. Technicians are 
needed for two projects: 1. Breeding Ecology of Steller’s and Spectacled 
Eiders Nesting near Barrow Alaska. Duties: This is a temporary position 
that will last approximately 3-4 months. The employee will assist the 
crew leader with planning projects and schedules, purchasing and 
assembling field equipment and supplies, and establishing practical 
procedures for accomplishing the work and conducting field studies. 
Fieldwork primarily consists of pair surveys and nest searching and 
monitoring for Steller’s and spectacled eiders and other seaducks, as 
well as trapping, banding, and measuring waterfowl. The work is 
physically demanding and requires hiking through wet tundra areas in 
weather that is often cold and windy, but also possibly warm and buggy. 
When not in Barrow assisting with field work, the technician will be 
stationed in the Fairbanks office. Dates: May - August or September Work 
Location: The field work occurs primarily in Barrow, Alaska - the 
northernmost city in the U.S. It has an active arctic research 
community, with a variety of ongoing projects on marine mammals, birds, 
and terrestrial mammals. Summer weather in Barrow is typically cold and 
windy, average highs range from 35 – 50 F, and average lows range from 
25 – 35 F. A bunkhouse with running water, showers, telephone, and 
kitchen in Barrow are provided. 2. Steller’s Eider Reintroduction Pilot 
Program on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Duties: These are 
temporary positions that will last approximately 3-4 months. The 
employee will assist with all aspects of field work, consisting 
primarily of waterfowl nest searching, nest monitoring, and brood 
tracking. The work is physically demanding and requires hiking through 
wet tundra, muddy tidal flats, and shallow ponds in weather that is 
often cool, windy, and rainy with daytime temps typically in the 40s and 
50s. Dates: Late-May through mid-August Field Camp: Field work will take 
place on the coastal fringe of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, located 
approximately 100 miles west of Bethel. The Y-K Delta is broad, flat, 
and dotted with countless waterbodies. It is covered primarily by 
sub-arctic tundra underlain by permafrost, and includes a variety of 
scrub, peatland, heath meadow, marsh, and bog habitats. The area is 
highly influenced by daily tides and floods frequently during spring 
snowmelt and seasonal storms. Camp consists of individual tents and 
shared weatherports. This is a remote field site with few amenities and 
very limited connectivity to the outside world.  Qualifications: 
Preferred qualifications include experience with avian (especially 
waterfowl) field research and the willingness and capability of working 
as part of a team, living in shared quarters in a remote village or 
field camp, working long hours, and walking up to 12 miles per day in 
hip waders on wet tundra, in cold, windy weather, or possibly in warm, 
buggy weather. Barrow Project: Experience with firearms, identifying 
birds, navigating by maps and GPS, and all-terrain vehicle use is 
preferred. Y-K Delta Project: Applicants must be comfortable traveling 
in small aircraft and skiffs, and experience with telemetry as well as 
experience living in a remote camp is preferred.  Compensation: 
GS-0404-05 (Barrow and Yukon Delta) or GS-0404-06/07 (Yukon Delta)  To 
Apply: Only US citizens are eligible. You must apply for these jobs on 
the USAJOBS website (http://www.usajobs.gov/) during the open period 
from December 23rd, 2015 – January 4th, 2016. Look for the announcement 
by searching the USA jobs website for Location: Fairbanks, Alaska; 
Agency: Department of the Interior and then refine with Interior, US 
Fish and Wildlife Service; Occupational series: Biological Science 
Technician (0404). There is one posting for the GS-05 level and one for 
the 06/07 level for the Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office. Job 
announcement numbers: GS -0404-05: R7-16-1584684-AV and GS0404-06/07: 
R7-16-1584902-AV For more information contact: (EM:  nathan_graff AT 
fws.gov).

WILDLIFE HAZARD ASSESSMENT MANAGER (BIRDS)  at Smultea Sciences. 
Website: smulteasciences.com  Location: Hawaii.  Duration: 14 mo. Job 
Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 7 Jan 2016.  Job Description: 
This position will manage a project to conduct wildlife hazard 
assessments mainly focused on collecting field data on use-patterns of 
birds at airports in the Hawaiian Islands. The position will require 
assisting with development of survey methodologies, managing field 
biologists, organizing and reporting data, and writing a final report 
regarding findings and recommendations. This is a temporary contract 
position expected to start in March 2016 and extend to May 2017. These 
dates may be subject to shifts associated with when final contracts are 
approved by the State of Hawaii.  Qualifications: Have the necessary 
academic coursework from accredited institutions and work experience to 
meet the qualifications of a GS-0486 series wildlife biologist as 
defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management classification 
standards or be designated as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The 
Wildlife Society (http://www.wildlife.org) and, Have taken and passed an 
airport wildlife hazard management training course acceptable to the FAA 
Administrator and; While working under the direct supervision of a 
qualified airport wildlife biologist, have conducted at least one 
Wildlife Hazard Assessment acceptable to the FAA Administrator (as 
described in §139.337(c) and; Have successfully completed at least one 
of the following within five years of their initial FAA approved airport 
wildlife hazard management training course, and every five years 
thereafter: (i)An airport wildlife hazard management training course 
that is acceptable to the FAA Administrator or, (ii) Attendance, as a 
registered participant, at a joint Bird Strike Committee USA/Bird Strike 
Committee -Canada annual meeting or, (iii) Other training acceptable to 
the FAA Administrator  Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate 
with experience.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter addressing the 
required qualifications and your experience with similar projects, as 
well as your c.v. to (EM: sarah.courbis AT smulteasciences.com) by 
1/7/16. Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so the 
position may fill prior to the application deadline.

FACILITIES COORDINATOR, LOS ANGELES WILDLIFE CENTER  at International 
Bird Rescue.  Website: 
http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/  Location: San 
Pedro, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2016.  Job Description: Status: Part-time, non-exempt, hourly 
position requiring some weekends and holidays. Location: San Pedro, 
California Reports to: LA Wildlife Center Manager Our Mission 
International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on 
aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through emergency planning 
and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and research. Our Work 
Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and 
oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and 
research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. In addition to 
managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation centers in 
California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled wildlife 
response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events throughout the 
world. General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in response to an oil 
spill at the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird Rescue works to 
mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through 
response services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education. The 
incumbent will oversee all aspects of the SF Bay facility technical 
maintenance and upkeep, especially in relationship to the Oiled Wildlife 
Care Network (OWCN) at UC Davis from which we lease the facility. Duties 
and Responsibilities: -Assures that all facility equipment is in working 
order. -Fixes and addresses any facility or equipment problems as they 
occur. -Schedules periodic service visits as needed to systems requiring 
professional service. -Works with Center Manager and staff to develop 
and implement facility growth and maintenance. -Works with center staff 
to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, cages and 
equipment. -Works with center staff on methods to assure cleanliness and 
organization as it pertains to facility function. -Maintains a monthly 
list of facility maintenance requirements (filter replacements, soft 
water system recharging, etc.). -Completes monthly facilities reports 
for OWCN and coordinates with OWCN's Facilities Manager to update and 
coordinate facility issues and reviews. -Manages facility maintenance 
projects with other staff and volunteers. Occasionally directs 
facilities volunteers to best use in accomplishing facility goals. 
-Oversees LA Center's OSHA compliance, and contributes to developing 
facilities Health and Safety Plan and regular safety meetings. 
-Maintains Search and Collection kits at facility that are ready for any 
local oil spills or incidents. -Maintains high standards of 
professionalism in terms of upkeep and appearance that honor our 
contractual obligations to the state as well as help to maximize our 
chance to make a positive impression with volunteers, partners, and the 
general public. -Performs other duties as assigned by Center Manager.  
Qualifications: -Must be comfortable around wild birds. -Must be 
knowledgeable in basic mechanics, carpentry, and plumbing. -High-energy 
level and good physical condition - may require lifting, bending, 
stooping, running and other moderately strenuous activities. -Works 
efficiently, quickly, and calmly under occasionally stressful 
conditions. -Ability to work well with other people and project a 
professional demeanor, with and without direct supervision. -Must be 
able to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks and projects. -Must be 
available to work as necessary during crisis situations (oil spills, 
etc.), which may mean putting in long hours and overtime. -Must have a 
valid US driver's license, access to a vehicle, and have no record of 
major or repeated minor traffic offenses.  Compensation: Salary and 
benefits will be commensurate with the level of experience.  To Apply: 
International Bird Rescue is looking for the right person to fill this 
position and will keep applications open until found. Please send your 
cover letter and resume to: (EM: jobs AT bird-rescue.org), including the 
job title in the subject line of your email.

MANAGER OF RESPONSE SERVICES AND PREPAREDNESS  at International Bird 
Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-response-svcs-mgr.aspx 

Location: California-Fairfield or Long Beach preferred, but negotiable.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 30 Mar 
2016.  Job Description: Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt Expected 
start: January 4, 2016 Location: California-Fairfield or Long Beach 
preferred, but negotiable Reports to: Director of Response Services 
General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in response to an oil spill at 
the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird Rescue works to mitigate the 
human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through response 
services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education. The incumbent 
will support the organization's Preparedness and Response programs, 
provide superb client services including client development and support, 
as well as in the areas of oiled wildlife response, training and 
training development, oiled wildlife contingency plans, and research in 
support of preparedness and response. Duties and Responsibilities-In 
accordance with organizational policies and protocols, duties include 
but are not limited to: -Collaborate to identify and explore new 
business opportunities in oil spill preparedness and response -Manage 
staff and volunteers within defined work area during an oil spill 
response -Represents the organization at conferences, events and 
trainings, and assists with public relations and volunteers -Work 
directly with program staff in the development of response policies, 
protocols, and tools Helps to develop oiled wildlife response training 
-Works with clients to develop oiled wildlife response plans including 
facilities, personnel and equipment -Provides in-house training to 
responders and senior staff, as well as others as directed -Performs 
other support duties as assigned by Response Services Director 
Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: -Experience in one or more of the 
following areas: emergency response; wildlife rehabilitation; avian 
biology; wildlife medicine -Excellent written and verbal communication 
skills and be able to represent the organization's mission, goals and 
policies in a creative and energetic manner -Works cooperatively with 
coworkers, the public, the oil industry, governmental agencies and other 
NGOs -Understands and follows existing protocols as well as recognizes 
when existing protocols are not appropriate and determine best course of 
action based on underlying principles -Acts decisively in dynamic 
situations for which there may be no existing protocols -Works 
efficiently, quickly, and calmly under stressful conditions. Must be 
able to handle multiple responsibilities -Has a valid driver's license 
with no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses and is able 
to drive for work commitments occasionally -Must have or be able to 
obtain a passport for international travel -Willing and able to travel, 
sometimes for several weeks at a time -Ability to multi-task and excel 
at working logistical issues in the most expedient way -Good physical 
condition - Response work is performed both in wildlife centers and in 
field conditions, which may require lifting, bending, stooping, running 
and other moderately strenuous activities Ideal Candidate will have: 
-Experience working with wild birds, and preferably experience with 
aquatic avian species -Considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation 
-Extensive writing experience, strong reasoning ability, and excellent 
public speaking -Degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or 
veterinary medicine  To Apply: International Bird Rescue is looking for 
the right person to fill this position and will keep applications open 
until found. Please send your cover letter and resume to:(EM:  jobs AT 
bird-rescue.org), including the job title in the subject line of your email.

FACILITIES COORDINATOR, SF BAY WILDLIFE CENTER (FULL-TIME)  at 
International Bird Rescue.  Website: 

http://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment/job-opening-facilities-coordinator-sfbay.aspx 

Location: Fairfield, CA.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2016.  Job Description: Status: Full-time, 
non-exempt, hourly position requiring some weekends and holidays. 
Location: Fairfield, California Reports to: SF Bay Wildlife Center 
Manager Our Mission International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating 
the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through 
emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and 
research. Our Work Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of 
sick, injured and oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art 
animal care and research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. 
In addition to managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation 
centers in California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled 
wildlife response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events 
throughout the world. General Job Description: Founded in 1971 in 
response to an oil spill at the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird 
Rescue works to mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic 
species through response services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and 
education. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of the SF Bay facility 
technical maintenance and upkeep, especially in relationship to the 
Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) at UC Davis from which we lease the 
facility. Duties and Responsibilities: Assures that all facility 
equipment is in working order. Fixes and addresses any facility or 
equipment problems as they occur. Schedules periodic service visits as 
needed to systems requiring professional service. Works with Center 
Manager and staff to develop and implement facility growth and 
maintenance. Works with center staff to design and implement efficient 
work systems for wildlife, cages and equipment. Works with center staff 
on methods to assure cleanliness and organization as it pertains to 
facility function. Maintains a monthly list of facility maintenance 
requirements (filter replacements, soft water system recharging, etc.). 
Completes monthly facilities reports for OWCN and coordinates with 
OWCN's Facilities Manager to update and coordinate facility issues and 
reviews. Manages facility maintenance projects with other staff and 
volunteers. Occasionally directs facilities volunteers to best use in 
accomplishing facility goals. Oversees SF Bay Center's OSHA compliance, 
and contributes to developing facilities Health and Safety Plan and 
regular safety meetings. Maintains Search and Collection kits at 
facility that are ready for any local oil spills or incidents. Maintains 
high standards of professionalism in terms of upkeep and appearance that 
honor our contractual obligations to the state as well as help to 
maximize our chance to make a positive impression with volunteers, 
partners, and the general public. Performs other duties as assigned by 
Center Manager. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: Must be 
comfortable around wild birds. Must be knowledgeable in basic mechanics, 
carpentry, and plumbing. High-energy level and good physical condition - 
may require lifting, bending, stooping, running and other moderately 
strenuous activities. Works efficiently, quickly, and calmly under 
occasionally stressful conditions. Ability to work well with other 
people and project a professional demeanor, with and without direct 
supervision. Must be able to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks 
and projects. Must be available to work as necessary during crisis 
situations (oil spills, etc.), which may mean putting in long hours and 
overtime. Must have a valid US driver's license, access to a vehicle, 
and have no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses.   
Compensation and location: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with 
the level of experience. Position is based at International Bird 
Rescue's Fairfield Center in Northern California.  To Apply: 
International Bird Rescue is looking for the right person to fill this 
position and will keep applications open until found. Please send your 
cover letter and resume to:(EM:  jobs AT bird-rescue.org), including the 
job title in the subject line of your email.

COASTAL WATERBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT III  at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.  Website: http://www.massaudubon.org/cwp Location: 
Massachusetts (multiple locations).  Duration: mid-March through 
mid-August 2016.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Job Description: Multiple 
positions based at: •Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA 
(covering field sites in Nantucket and Cape Cod), •Felix Neck Wildlife 
Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard) 
•Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites 
Truro to Chatham), •South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering 
field sites from Plymouth to Hull) •South Beach, Chatham (*note this 
position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach) 
Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant III positions 
to train and supervise staff and volunteers in conducting research, 
monitoring, management, and protection of coastal birds and other 
natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp 
This is a full time position from mid March through late August. 
Responsibilities include: •Supervise field crew (field assistants and 
volunteers) to meet research, wildlife management and education 
objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program; •Train and supervise field 
assistants and volunteers in collection and management of biological 
data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds; 
•Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the 
Coastal Waterbird Program; •Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal 
Waterbird Program staff throughout the region; •Assist in management of 
databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; create 
GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources; •Compile data for state 
plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports 
for specific sites on results and management activities; •Supervise and 
conduct research on special projects as directed. Qualifications: 
Qualifications: •Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in 
wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or 
related field, or equivalent experience, as well as 3-6 months previous 
supervisory experience; •Three to six months prior experience with 
piping plover/tern/avian field monitoring, data collection and 
management required; •Applicants should have demonstrated experience 
utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research and management 
projects; •Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, 
wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping 
preferred; •Small boat-handling experience preferred; •Applicants must 
have strong interpersonal skills; •Must be able to work long hours 
outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 
40lbs across varied and sandy terrain. •Must be willing to work 
weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and 
weather); •Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between 
sites; •Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).  
Compensation: Benefits: Rate of payment is $12.00-$13.50/hour depending 
on experience. Housing may be available for payroll deduction of 
$25-35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.  To apply for 
this position: Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which 
you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three 
references via email to: (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org) . 
Additional Comments: In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter 
and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coastalbirdjobs; your application will not 
be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in 
January, and positions will be filled by Mar 1, 2016.
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 22, 2015
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:08:05 -0500
The OSNA job board format at  allows for 
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 may use the "Post a Job (Public)" button on the website to 
fill out the form; when it is saved, it will be put in the 
administrators queue for approval.  Posting time should be within 72 
hours of receipt. If the on-line system gives problems, or if you want 
to make sure your announcement is in the queue, please contact the 
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recommendations for improvement of the job board, please send them to 
Cheryl Trine, as well.

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MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL CREW LEADER  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: March 28 - July 9, 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 14 Mar 2016.  Job Description: The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire two crew leaders for 
a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project. Technicians and crew leaders 
will conduct nighttime surveys in National Forests across Arizona and 
New Mexico from April to mid-July. Applicants should be comfortable 
working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife 
(black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of 
camping and hiking with some backpacking. In addition, crew leaders will 
oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, communicate 
with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communications 
with the project manager. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.  
Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental 
science, or a related field •Driver’s license and 4WD experience 
•Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs 
•Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, 
basic survival skills, and grit) •Attention to detail and ability to 
collect quality data •Prior leadership experience •Professional 
communication for interacting with Forest Service biologists and 
updating project manager •Ability to manage field logistics and crew 
schedules •Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods 
•Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons  
Compensation: $1160-1350/2 weeks, depending on experience  To Apply: To 
apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT 
(.pdf or .doc) to (EM: wendy.lanier AT birdconservancy.org). Name your 
application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2016_leader. If you are 
applying for a crew leader position but would be willing to be a 
technician, please state so in the cover letter. Application review will 
begin January 11th and will continue until all positions are filled.

MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL TECHNICIAN  at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
Website: http://www.birdconservancy.org  Location: Arizona and New 
Mexico.  Duration: April 4 - July 9, 2016.  Job Type: Temporary. Number 
of Openings: 10. Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2016.  Job Description: 
The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire 10 technicians 
for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project. Technicians will conduct 
nighttime surveys in National Forests across Arizona and New Mexico from 
April to mid-July. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in 
steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain 
lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with 
some backpacking. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. 
Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental 
science, or a related field •Driver’s license and 4WD experience 
•Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs 
•Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, 
basic survival skills, and grit) •Attention to detail and ability to 
collect quality data •Good communication •Ability to travel and work 
with a partner for 10 day periods •Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in 
beautiful forests and canyons  Compensation: $960-$1100/2 weeks 
depending on experience  To Apply: To apply, send a cover letter, 
resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to (EM: 
wendy.lanier AT birdconservancy.org). Name your application file 
accordingly: Lastname_MSO2016_tech. Application review will begin 
January 11th and will continue until all positions are filled.

BIRD BANDERS  at University of Delaware.  Website: http://www.udel.edu/  
Location: Eastern Maryland.  Duration: 2 months, 1April – 31 May 2016.  
Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: EXPERIENCED 
BIRD BANDERS (2) needed to band migratory songbirds at two stations in 
Eastern Maryland. Each bander will manage the mist-netting effort, 
including species identification and aging, bird handling/banding, data 
entry and moth sampling at one station. Other banders and volunteers 
will assist the banders at times and education groups will be present 
for some of the activities. Therefore, the banders need to be 
comfortable demonstrating the banding process and interacting 
with/mentoring assistants and volunteers. We are looking for individuals 
who are enthusiastic, organized, patient and willing to work hard to 
collect data on birds and insects.  Qualifications: Experience banding, 
ageing and sexing of Nearctic-neotropical landbird migrants is required 
for these positions.  Compensation: Pay is $1750/month. Lodging and 
possibly some meals will be provided.  To Apply: To apply, send a cover 
letter, resume and names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least 
three references to SERGIO CABRERA (EM: scabrera AT udel.edu). Please put 
“Job Application” in the subject of the email.

HENSLOW'S SPARROW POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN  at Kansas State University and 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Website: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/  Location: Flint Hills, 
KS.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. 
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2015.  Job Description: Kansas State 
University and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are seeking two seasonal 
research technicians to join a project investigating breeding habitat 
associations of an enigmatic, highly mobile, and declining grassland 
specialist—the Henslow’s Sparrow—throughout the Flint Hills and 
neighboring ecoregions of eastern Kansas. The Flint Hills contain ~80% 
of North America’s remaining tallgrass prairie and represent a critical 
landscape for the long-term viability of grassland birds in the Great 
Plains. The results of this study will help to improve our understanding 
of critical thresholds associated with species responses to habitat loss 
and fragmentation and to guide conservation efforts aimed at protecting 
natural resources under pressure from agricultural development and 
intensified rangeland management practices. Applicants can view photos 
taken in the Flint Hills and this job announcement here: 
http://www.markherse.com/hespjobannouncement/ This position provides an 
excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in 
a beautiful tallgrass prairie landscape with a species recognized as a 
bird of National Conservation Concern. The field season will run from 1 
April to 31 July 2016. Technician duties are as follows: (1) conduct 
daily point-count surveys for Henslow’s Sparrows and several other 
grassland species from roadside transects in a study area encompassing 
the entire eastern one-third of Kansas; (2) drive long distances and 
navigate remote areas while working long and irregular hours that 
include weekends; (3) sleep at campsites, field stations, and/or motels 
for a significant portion of the field season; (4) enter and manage 
data; and (5) assist the project leader as needed. Qualifications: We 
are seeking highly skilled birders with experience conducting 
point-count surveys and a demonstrated ability to identify grassland 
birds by sight and sound. The primary objective of our field work is to 
detect the presence of Henslow’s Sparrows which are exceptionally 
cryptic with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the applicant must 
have excellent hearing and vision, attention to detail, and an ability 
to identify grassland bird species by sight and sound. Qualified 
applicants must (1) be independently motivated and capable of waking 
several hours before sunrise daily without direct supervision; (2) have 
excellent organization and written and verbal communication skills; (3) 
maintain a safe and positive attitude; and (4) be comfortable tent 
camping, driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and navigating remote areas 
in the dark with a GPS, compass, and maps. Successful applicants will 
have a strong work ethic, a desire to be involved in avian ecology and 
grassland management research, and a valid U.S. driver’s license with a 
clean driving record. We will give preference to excellent birders, as 
well as applicants who have completed or are working towards a Bachelor 
of Science in Biology, Wildlife Ecology, or other related field.  
Compensation: We will pay technicians $1,600–2,000 per month, provide 
project vehicles, and cover accommodation costs while traveling. If 
needed, we can provide temporary housing at Konza Prairie Biological 
Station near Manhattan, Kansas.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, 
CV, and contact information for 3 references in one file with your name 
and ‘Research Technician’ in the title and subject line to (EM: 
mrherse AT ksu.edu) (MARK HERSE). Applications may be submitted until Feb 
15. We will begin selecting applicants for interviews in mid-January, so 
applicants are encouraged to apply early.

SEABIRD ISLAND SUPERVISOR  at National Audubon Society Seabird 
Restoration Program.  Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org 
Location: Islands on the Maine coast  Duration: early to mid May (start 
dates variable by island) through Aug. 15.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2016. Job Description: 
Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine 
that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least 
Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, 
Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by 
island). Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing multiple 
concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising Research 
Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work schedules; 
monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting 
seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive 
vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator management; 
data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating logistics 
with mainland staff. Living and working on offshore islands are 
required. Conditions are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall tent 
serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in 
their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar 
panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no 
running water. Field teams (ranging in size from 2-6 people) will spend 
the entire field season living on island. Supervisors working on inshore 
islands (3 of the 7 islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 
weeks to procure food and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island 
Supervisors must possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal 
vehicle is desirable. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be 
delivered approximately every two weeks.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s 
degree in biology or related field with several seasons of experience in 
similar field research programs. Must be in excellent physical condition 
(capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to 
lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience. Bird 
banding experience is required. Ability to work independently and as 
part of a tea