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Subject: Birdjobs -- March 7, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:56:29 -0500
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VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN TROPICAL AVIAN SEED DISPERSAL
Employer: Avian Ecology Lab, Old Dominion University
Location: Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 21 Mar 2017
Volunteer Field Assistant: Tropical Avian Seed Dispersal
Summary: 1-2 volunteers are needed for approximately 3 months beginning 
April 15th 2017 to assist a PhD student investigating avian seed 
dispersal in the Dominican Republic.
Organization: Avian Ecology Lab, Old Dominion University (Virginia, 
United States)
Research Location: Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Position Description: Volunteer field assistants will be involved in a 
number of activities:
  **Monitoring and collecting samples from seed traps in abandoned 
pastures. **Censusing seedlings using a photo guide key. **Observing 
flowering and fruiting phenologies of study trees. **Conducting point 
counts and foraging observations of birds. **Collecting fruits from 
native forest plants. **Identifying seed and plant samples based on 
reference photographs/samples and botanical guides. **Radiotracking 
birds. **Data entry.
Logistics & Compensation: For the duration of their stay at the field 
station, assistants are expected to contribute to field and office work 
for 5-6 days per week. All costs for in-country transportation and 
lodging will be provided by the project (with the exception of 
recreational trips on off days). Volunteers are expected to cover their 
own travel costs the Dominican Republic. As this is a volunteer 
position, no salary is available. Volunteers will be responsible for 
their own food, which has averaged $30 USD per week for past tenants at 
the field house.
Field Station & Amenities: Assistants should expect to encounter crowded 
living conditions at the field station, which we share with two other 
graduate student investigators and their teams. Sleeping accommodations 
are dormitory-style with 1-5 same-sex roommates. Potable water, 
refrigerator, gas stove/oven, (cold) showers, and wireless internet are 
available in the field house.
Qualifications & Expectations: Competitive candidates for this position 
will have demonstrated experience with botanical or wildlife research in 
the field. The applicant must be in good physical condition with a 
willingness to tolerate difficult working conditions. We routinely hike 
7 km each day, often carrying heavy equipment. Patience is an essential 
virtue for this type of work, given that much of it will involve sitting 
or standing quietly for long periods to collect data. Strong 
organizational skills are expected for this position to adequately 
manage data collection and entry as well as the ability to work 
independently at times. As with all field biology work, things do not 
always go according to plan. An ability to cope with flexible schedules 
and a sense of humor go a long way. While knowledge of Spanish is not 
required for this position, a strong willingness to learn the language 
is expected as volunteers will need to work effectively with Spanish 
speakers at times, and we strive to maintain positive relations with the 
community and cooperating land owners.
Other Comments: This position is ideal for undergraduates or recent 
graduates looking for experience in field ecology and wildlife/plant 
sciences for their careers. Undergraduates considering applying should 
communicate with their academic advisor to inquire about the possibility 
of using the experience to count for course credits. Those who are 
interested but unable to join the project in April should still contact 
me; more opportunities will become available as the year goes on.
Applicant Instructions:  Please send  **A one-page cover letter 
detailing your interest in the position and summarizing your relevant 
background and professional goals. I especially want to know how you see 
this experience benefitting you moving forward with your career. **A 
resume or CV detailing your experiences relevant to the qualifications 
discussed above. **Information for 2 references who, preferably, know 
your work habits in a field or laboratory/office setting. Provide name, 
title, and email for each of these persons.
Deadline and Interview Timeline: Materials must be received by March 
20th 2017 to guarantee consideration, though interviews may begin 
sooner, so there is an advantage to applying early. Decisions will be 
made following phone/Skype interviews.
Send all materials in a single PDF document to:  SPENCER SCHUBERT, 
Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University (EM: sschu001 
AT odu.edu).

WATERBIRD INTERN
Employer: San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Location: Milpitas, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
WATERBIRD INTERNSHIP
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time 
intern to assist with waterbird field studies. The internship will begin 
in May 2017 with a 12-month commitment. The internship will be based in 
Milpitas, CA. The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO 
staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and 
data management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed 
ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project 
(www.southbayrestoration.org). The intern will also assist with SFBBO’s 
California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention 
programs. (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php).
Key Responsibilities: · Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality 
sampling at South Bay ponds · Conduct gull counts and behavioral survey 
at local landfills · Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and 
injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian 
botulism outbreaks · Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and 
volunteers to coordinate field work · Enter, proof, and manage data 
collected · Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects 
as assigned
Required Qualifications: · Coursework toward a degree in biology, 
ecology, or related field · Familiarity with waterbird species of the 
San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls) · Good 
physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field · 
Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt 
spray) · Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, 
evenings and some weekends · Strong work ethic, organizational skills, 
and attention to detail · Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, 
and reliable personal vehicle · Ability to navigate and orient using 
maps · Ability to work independently and as part of a team · Effective 
oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: · Recently completed BA/BS in biology, 
ecology, or related field · Excellent waterbird identification skills · 
Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving) 
· Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access and 
Excel · Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay
Compensation: Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within 
the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science 
or a related field. This is a full-time internship position. A stipend 
of $125/week will be provided. Shared housing is available at the Don 
Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA. An 
SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be 
available for pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will also provide 
most field gear, including a spotting scope.
To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to MAX TARJAN (EM: 
mtarjan AT sfbbo.org): 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three 
references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include all 
materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the 
file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. The 
deadline for applications is March 31st. SFBBO is an EOE.

URBAN AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Illinois Natural History Survey
Location: Northern Illinois
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Job Description: The Avian Field Technician will assist with research on 
birds, plants, and insects in northern Illinois. Duties include 
conducting point counts for Illinois birds, using playback recordings to 
survey for focal species, and collecting environmental DNA samples. 
Duties will also include collecting habitat and environmental data, 
navigating to sites using maps and GPS, maintaining field equipment, 
entering data, and potentially assisting with report preparation for the 
contracting agency. Fieldwork will begin before dawn in a variety of 
environmental conditions (hot, cold, rain, dense vegetation). The ideal 
candidate will follow protocols with attention to detail, have a strong 
work ethic, and have a positive attitude towards fieldwork.
Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or 
related field; enthusiastic undergraduates and people with strong bird 
identification skills encouraged to apply 2) Ability to identify 
Illinois bird species by sight and song/call, or ability to learn bird 
ID before fieldwork begins 3) Strong interest in ecological research 4) 
Valid driver’s license 5) Ability to work well independently and in a 
team Preferred Experience: 1) Previous point count and nest searching 
experience during at least one field season 2) Experience conducting 
research 3) Experience with ArcGIS and R
Salary: $11 - $14/hr (commensurate with experience)
Available: Start date – May 1, 2017; end date- early August with 
potential for extension into the fall.
Application: For full consideration, applications should be received by 
March 31, 2017. To apply, please email cover letter, CV or resume, and 
contact information for three references to: (EM: hroffice AT 
inhs.illinois.edu). IMPORTANT! Reference “Urban Avian Field Technician” 
in subject line. For HR questions, please contact ERICA HANSON, HR 
Associate, at (EM: elhanson AT illinois.edu). For technical questions, 
please contact ANASTASIA RAHLIN at (EM: rahlin1 AT illinois.edu).
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all 
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants 
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified 
individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois 
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas 
who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. 
(http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

AIRPORT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
Employer: Loomacres Inc.
Location: AZ
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017 Open until filled
Description:  Loomacres Inc. is seeking a wildlife biologist to assist 
with its airport wildlife program. This is a 1 year position with 
potential for renewal. Working under a lead biologist the candidate will 
conduct surveys and perform wildlife mitigation services on airports.
A bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, wildlife management, range 
management, biology, ecology, zoology or a closely related field. A 
minimum of 1 year wildlife management work on an airport or work 
conducting an Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessment is required.
Bird identification skills are a must. Candidate must have experience 
identifying birds by both sight and sound. Professional experience 
collecting scientific data and drafting reports is preferred. Experience 
conducting nuisance wildlife trapping and firearm use is required.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to 
SHAWN FERDINAND (EM: LoomacresJobs AT gmail.com).

AVIAN SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: DNV GL
Location: Dickey County, ND
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
Description: AVIAN SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN needed March 2017 – March 
2018 for a project in Dickey County, North Dakota. The surveyor will 
conduct point-count surveys every two weeks at multiple survey points; 
each survey visit will require a 2-3 day commitment. Experience 
identifying eagles and conducting eagle surveys according to USFWS Eagle 
Conservation Plan Guidance recommendations is highly preferred. 
Applicants must be able to work independently and are responsible for 
their own transportation and insurance. Expenses including vehicle 
mileage, hotel lodging, and meals during surveys will be reimbursed. Pay 
is hourly and approximately $25- $30 per hour based on experience. 
Hiring for this position will be pending project approval by the client. 
Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 10 March, 
2017 to KIMBERLY PETERS, Project Biologist, DNV GL, (EM: Kimberly.Peters 
AT dnvgl.com).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN
Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Western Arizona
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Mar 2017
Description: https://careers-swca...-technician/job
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking 6 field technicians to support 
the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s riparian bird surveys along the lower 
Colorado River between Lake Mohave and Yuma, Arizona. These are 
temporary, hourly positions. Start date is March 23, 2017; end date will 
be in early June. Duties will include conducting standardized area 
searches for breeding birds in riparian habitat along the lower Colorado 
River. Daily computer data entry required.
Experience and qualifications for success: **A minimum of one (1) field 
season of point count surveys, spot mapping, and/or area searches 
**Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and 
color vision **Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and 
tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects 
**Current First Aid/CPR certification **Current eligibility to work in 
the U.S. **A valid driver’s license
Preferred Skills and Experience:  Experience with identification of 
southwestern U.S. riparian birds.
Compensation and Schedule: $17.51 per hour plus $4.27/hr fringe benefit. 
Work schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and 
vehicles provided for the field. Mileage reimbursement is provided for 
work related use of personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as soon 
as qualified applicants are identified.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, 
providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across 
the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance 
firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental 
Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of 
our website or need assistance completing the online application process 
due to a disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or 
call (PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability 
accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a 
response.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are 
encouraged to apply.


PIPING PLOVER POST HURRICANE SANDY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Employer:
Virginia Tech Shorebird Program
Location:
Fire Island, NY
Country:
United States
Last Date to Apply:
01 May 2017
Open until filled
Job description: First week of May–August 31, 2017. 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 conservation 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 UTVs, daily driving of 4x4 vehicles on the beach, 
riding in boats, 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 in sand, avian capture methods and handling techniques, 
color band resighting, bird banding are preferred, but training will be 
provided. Candidates must be able to work as 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.
Salary: 520/week + free housing
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three 
references (in ONE pdf document, formatted as LastName_FirstName_2017) 
to SAMANTHA ROBINSON (EM: li.pipingplover AT gmail.com). The positions 
will remain open until filled.

RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Description:
Salary: $4000
Start Date: 5/15/2017  End Date: 7/28/2017
Description: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of 
Alabama is looking for a field research technician to assist a graduate 
student with their Master’s research project. The project is a study on 
how effective different management strategies are for increasing 
Red-cockaded Woodpecker population size. The field work will take place 
in the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest, 40 
minutes from Tuscaloosa, AL. Candidates must be in good physical 
condition and capable of working long hours in high heat while 
maintaining a positive attitude.
Qualifications: Candidates who have or are currently pursuing a B.S. 
degree in wildlife sciences or a related major are highly preferred. The 
ideal candidate will have experience using GPS, have good field 
observation skills, and regional plant and insect identification skills. 
The candidate must have strong communication skills, work ethic, and 
behave professionally while conversing with Forest Service personnel and 
any citizens they encounter.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to 
EMILY BROWN (EM: ejbrown4 AT crimson.ua.edu).

WILDLIFE: VERTEBRATE ECOLOGY
Employer: Humboldt State University
Location: Arcata, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Mar 2017
Wildlife: Vertebrate Ecology, Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement: Temporary Faculty Position, Department of Wildlife
Starting August 2017
Job #7727
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 Vertebrate 
Ecology for academic year 2017/2018. The initial appointment will be for 
the Fall 2017 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2018 will be 
contingent upon budget, programmatic need and satisfactory performance 
evaluation.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointees 
qualifications and experience. The current California State University 
Salary Schedule is available at: The current California State University 
Salary Schedule is available at: The current California State University 
Salary Schedule is available at: 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, 
or potential for, effective undergraduate teaching and teaching 
experience using a variety of methodologies; •Expertise with ecology, 
conservation and management of vertebrates; •Commitment to and/or 
experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is 
supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and •Interest and 
ability to teach a broad range of courses.
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.
Professional Duties: Instructional assignments may include: Principles 
of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, Ecology of Wildlife 
Habitats (wetlands), Wildlife Ethology, Senior Thesis, and Conservation 
and Management of a taxonomic group consistent with candidate's 
expertise (e.g., herptiles). 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://apptrkr.com/971744; 
•Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: 
http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/; •Graduate transcripts 
(unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); •Teaching 
portfolio, including a statement of Teaching Philosophy; and •Three 
letters of recommendation.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF 
document (letters of recommendation may be sent separately), in the 
order listed above to (EM: wldf7727 AT humboldt.edu).  In letter of 
application, please refer to Job #7727.  Please direct any other 
questions pertaining to this position, the Wildlife Department, or 
Humboldt State University to: Dr. JEFFREY BLACK, Search Committee Chair, 
Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, 
Arcata, California 95521-8299 (PH: 707-826-3439, EM: wldf7727 AT 
humboldt.edu).
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First 
consideration will be given to completed applications received no later 
than March 28, 2017. 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).
Job #7727

BREEDING BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location: western Maryland
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 17 Mar 2017
The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service in 
Annapolis, Maryland is currently accepting applications for two (2) 
full-time seasonal contractual positions (Natural Resources Technician 
II) May 3, 2017 - June 27, 2017 at a pay rate of $13.76 - $15.52/hour, 
depending on education/experience. The selected applicants will assist 
with conducting breeding bird surveys in Allegany and Garrett counties 
in western Maryland for Golden-winged Warblers and other co-occurring 
rare, threatened, and endangered bird species to better determine their 
status, distribution, and conservation needs. Successful candidates must 
be able to work independently in remote areas.
Job duties will include: **Conducting qualitative and quantitative 
breeding bird surveys in remote areas **Assisting with landowner 
contacts for access **Data entry
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Completion of sixty credit hours from 
an accredited college or university, 18 of which are in biology, 
biochemistry, environmental science, forest technology, arboriculture, 
aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, 
marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, 
fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural 
resources management related field of study.
Experience: One year of experience in technical biological work in the 
field of natural resources management.
Notes: 1. Additional experience performing technical biological work in 
the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural 
resources management, or fisheries may be substituted on a year-for-year 
basis for the required education. 2. Additional education beyond sixty 
credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural 
resources related field of study can be substituted for the required 
experience on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of experience. 
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service 
experience as a non-commissioned officer in the natural resources 
management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources 
management and biological sciences specialty codes in the biological 
science technician field of work on a year-for-year basis for the 
required experience and education.
Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the 
following: **Excellent bird identification skills and the ability to 
identify all potentially occurring breeding bird species in western 
Maryland by sight and sound are strongly preferred. **Prior bird survey 
experience is strongly preferred.  **Experience with Arcmap, Microsoft 
Access, and Excel is preferred.
Further information, including a supplemental questionnaire and 
applications are available at https://www.jobaps.c...=002293&R3=0028  
Questions on the position may be directed to GWEN BREWER, (PH: 
410-260-8558).

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER TARGET-NETTING, BANDING, and TRACKING TECHNICIANS
Employer: University of Toledo
Location: Toledo, OH
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER TARGET-NETTING, BANDING, and TRACKING TECHNICIANS 
(2) needed to work on sites in Northwest Ohio to help conduct a 
demography and migration study on red-headed woodpeckers. Technicians 
will search for nesting pairs, target-net, band, track with various 
devices, collect tissue samples, and record vocalizations. We are 
looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality 
ecological data with or without supervision, while dealing with 
challenging field conditions (i.e., early and occasionally cold 
mornings, long hours of sun, heat, humidity, exposure to a tick or two, 
and hiking in thickly vegetated areas) with a hard-working, 
team-oriented attitude, and preferably a good sense of humor.
Minimum qualifications include excellent birding skills, experience with 
mist-netting and handling of passerines, advanced undergraduate standing 
in Environmental Sciences or related major, and an enthusiastic interest 
in avian ecology. This job requires people who enjoy living and working 
closely within small groups, are able to handle unforeseen obstacles 
during an unpredictable work schedule, and are in excellent physical 
condition.
The season will run from May 1 through approximately July 31. Technician 
salary is $1,600/month. Housing will be provided and will be an 
apartment near the University of Toledo main campus. Persons interested 
in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and 
current CV with names and contact information (phone and email) for two 
references to KYLE PAGEL at (EM: rhwodemography AT gmail.com). Please 
include YOUR LAST NAME and “RHWO TECH” in the email subject line.

VOLUNTEER INTERN (BIOLOGICAL & VISITOR SERVICES)
Employer: Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuge
Location: King Salmon, Alaska
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 19 Mar 2017
Duties: Please note that this is a shared position between the 
Biological and Visitor Services programs.
The Intern will work with Biologists of the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof 
National Wildlife Refuge. Duties include working with the community on a 
citizen science program that includes outreach and education, field work 
including bird capture and banding, data management, analysis and 
reporting. The intern will provide a Refuge presence at the King Salmon 
Interagency Visitor Center and will implement 1-2 environmental 
education programs for Center visitors weekly. The intern may accompany 
technicians during other landbird surveys in remote locations from spike 
camps, maintenance, other field work, or visitor services tasks as 
necessary.
Qualifications: Interns should have a college degree or junior/senior 
standing in wildlife or biology program, interest in birds, ability to 
work in inclement weather and brown bear habitat, use IBM-PC software, 
be in excellent physical condition, and be able to get along in a 
remote, no-amenities field camp. Applicant must be able pass a federal 
background check, and hold a state driver’s license, and therefore must 
be a US Citizen. Training (bear safety/firearm safety/aviation safety) 
and necessary field equipment is provided and mandatory.
Benefits include airfare from a major US airport, lodging, and some food 
expenditure (we provide food while in the field OR reimbursement pending 
receipts for up to $35 / day while in King Salmon).
To apply - send detailed cover letter, resume (include name, education, 
previous experience with wildlife, computers , outdoor skills, working 
with the public, applicable training, and contact for 3 references) to 
(EM: sarah_griffith AT fws.gov) OR ATTN: Sarah Griffith, AK Peninsula 
NWR, PO Box 277, King Salmon, AK 99613, postmarked by March 19, 2017.

GRASSLAND BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017 SU 2017 Grassland Bird Survey Technician 
– Grand Forks, ND
Description: One Grassland Bird Survey technician is needed to conduct 
grassland bird and vegetation surveys of public and private lands in 
northeastern North Dakota. The field season will begin mid-May 2017 and 
end early August 2017. The first two weeks of the season will be used 
primarily for training on grassland bird visual and auditory 
identification, distance sampling, and vegetation surveying. The 
majority of the season will be used for surveying grassland sites during 
early morning hours, usually 4:30 AM to 12:30 AM work days. The 
technician will survey on all days with suitable weather, meaning some 
weekends may be required. All sites will have vegetation surveys 
conducted in early-July. On days with poor weather, survey data will be 
entered and proofed.
Qualifications: Applicants with experience identifying eastern grassland 
birds by sight and sound are preferred. Experience conducting point 
counts for any avian species is desired. Additional qualifications 
include the ability to think independently and work without supervision, 
navigate to survey locations using a handheld GPS unit, operate a 4WD 
vehicle safely, record field data accurately, willingness to work during 
early morning hours and uncomfortable conditions, and enthusiasm for 
conservation and grassland ecology. Applicants must have a valid 
driver’s license and be able to pass a UND background check.
Duration and Pay: $15/hour starting Mid-May 2017 and ending early August 
2017 with flexible start and end dates. The position will be based in 
Grand Forks, ND home of the University of North Dakota. Numerous summer 
housing options are available around Grand Forks.
Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references 
via e-mail to Dr. KATHRYN YURKONIS (EM: Kathryn.Yurkonis AT 
email.und.edu) by March 31st for full consideration. Applications will 
be accepted until the position is filled.
For questions and additional information please contact: Dr. Kathryn A. 
Yurkonis, University of North Dakota Biology Department, 10 Cornell St. 
Stop 9019, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

AVIAN POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Klamath Bird Observatory
Location: Oregon/California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Mar 2017 Open until filled
Salary: $2260/month
Position Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) 
is seeking seasonal field technicians from May 1st through July 15th, to 
complete point count surveys throughout the diverse and beautiful region 
of southern Oregon and northern California. Technicians will work on 
multiple projects including monitoring effects of oak and stream 
restoration, long-term monitoring in National Parks and more. Applicant 
should be able to identify a large variety of Western birds as they will 
be working in a range of habitats from oak savanna, riparian, coniferous 
forests, and montane meadows.
Job Duties: 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. Camping 
independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, will be required 
for most work. Applicant ideally should have a vehicle that they are 
willing to use for work; mileage reimbursement will be provided.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one full season of 
relevant field experience, have a full range of hearing, be in excellent 
physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping 
independently. 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 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.
To apply, send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle 
type), resume, and contact information for three references to ELLIE 
ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT KlamathBird.org). Applicants will be evaluated 
beginning immediately and on a continual basis until the position is filled.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN: WYOMING
Employer: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Location: Laramie, WY
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Dates: May 12 – July 20, 2017
Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) is hiring 
one technician to conduct songbird surveys throughout Wyoming. As part 
of the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) 
program, technicians will be responsible for conducting point count 
surveys in the grassland and forest habitats of the Thunder Basin 
National Grasslands, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Bighorn National 
Forest. Work is primarily solitary and requires extensive driving, 
navigating, and hiking through rugged and remote country. Surveys take 
place in very diverse and beautiful landscapes, and expose technicians 
to a wide variety of bird communities. The position is based out of 
Laramie, Wyoming where housing is provided, however car camping is 
generally required while working. Some overnight backpacking is also 
required.
Qualifications: Applicants must have the following experience: 1) 
demonstrated ability to identify birds by song, call, and sight; and 2) 
navigating, hiking, and backpacking in remote locations. A love of 
strenuous hiking is an absolute requirement of this position! A valid US 
driver’s license and a strong work ethic are also necessary. Please 
address your experience with bird identification, hiking, backpacking, 
working alone, and your dates of availability in your cover letter.
Pay: $13.00/hour + $20 per diem for camping (work vehicle and shared 
housing provided)
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to ZACH 
WALLACE (EM: zwallac2 AT uwyo.edu). Application deadline is March 31, 2017.
The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database is the state natural heritage 
program and is an equal opportunity employer. We collect and disseminate 
information about the distribution and abundance of sensitive species 
and communities across Wyoming.

YELLOW WARBLER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Employer: Simon Fraser University
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
Duration: 3 months (May-Jul)
Number of Openings: 1
Job Description: One field research assistant is needed (May-Jul) for a 
PhD research project at SFU investigating survival and breeding ecology 
of Yellow Warblers. The work will take place in Revelstoke, BC. Field 
sites are located within riparian habitat and conditions in the field 
can vary from dry to very wet (use of a canoe may be needed). Primary 
field duties will be surveying for arriving individuals and re-sighting 
color-banded birds, nest searching and nest monitoring, assisting with 
mist-netting and banding of adults, and banding nestlings. Daily data 
entry will also be required. Field work start date is May 7, and ends 
around July 20 (dates may be negotiable). Salary will be $2000 per month 
(paid for a full 3 months) plus per diems. Work schedule is typically 6 
days on and 1 day off. Accommodation in Revelstoke, BC will be provided 
in a field house with other biologists (up to 3). The field assistant 
will have a private bedroom but common areas will be shared.
Qualifications: Successful candidate should have previous wildlife 
ecology experience, be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be able 
to work both independently and as part of a team, and must be able to 
maintain a positive attitude under challenging field conditions. In 
addition, applicant must have a valid driver’s license, and First Aid 
and Transportation Endorsement certifications. Prior experience with 
songbird research and re-sighting of color banded birds is preferred but 
not required.
Compensation: $2000 per month (for 3 months) plus accommodation in 
Revelstoke and per diem ($30 per work day).
To Apply: Please submit (1) a cover letter highlighting your 
qualifications for this position; (2) a resume; and (3) names and 
contact information for 2 references who may be contacted, to MICHAL 
(EM: michalp AT sfu.ca) with “Yellow Warbler Research Assistant” in the 
subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and 
the position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is 
identified, so interested parties are encouraged to apply quickly.

FIELD ASSISTANT: HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT
Employer: Bristol Zoo
Location: South Negros
Country: Philippines
Last Date to Apply: None provided   Open until filled
Job Description: We are looking for a field assistant for our 
conservation project investigating habitat quality and biodiversity in 
South Negros, the Philippines. This study aims to carry out systematic 
monitoring of the wildlife in this region. We will undertake habitat 
assessments for priority species, including the crab-eating macaque, the 
bleeding heart dove, the Visayan warty pig, and the Tarictic hornbill. 
Data collection will consist of line transect, bioacoustics playback, 
Shannon index of biodiversity and threat analysis in the Barangay of 
Mantiquel (Negros, Philippines). This conservation project is led by the 
Bristol Zoological Society and the local NGO PENAGMANNAKI. The work of 
the field assistant will include a training period of 1 week and data 
collection over a period of 8 weeks. This position also involves data 
entry and helping an MSc student with data collection. The project is 
supervised by Dr. Daphne Kerhoas (project manager), and Dr. Grainne 
McCabe (head of field conservation and science), Bristol Zoological 
Society, Bristol (United Kingdom).
Qualifications: Previous field experience is welcome, but not required. 
Priority will be given to applicants with successful experience 
undertaking surveys of wildlife. The experience of working in tropical 
conditions demanding good physical condition is helpful as data may be 
collected from dawn to dusk (about 11h a day) in a tropical forest. The 
language in our team is English, but some members are more comfortable 
with the local language. The successful candidate must have medical 
insurance and proper vaccination. In general, applicants should: - be 
physically fit and mentally strong with very good social skills - be 
able to work independently within our team - feel comfortable living 
under basic conditions and being far away from family/friends - be 
willing to live with persons from different cultures - be emotionally 
mature, friendly, energetic and very patient - be able to maintain a 
positive attitude towards hard and tiring work.
Salary/funding: Currently not available
Support (travel, meals, lodging): All costs will be covered including 
international and national flight (upon successful completion of the 
position); meals; lodging, which will be rudimentary, consisting of a 
tent on a raised platform.
Term of Appointment: A 9 weeks commitment is required, namely from July 
5th, 2017 to September 13th, 2017. However, the specific dates may be 
subject to change.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position 
is filled.
To apply, email a CV, a letter describing your interests in wildlife 
conservation. Please contact me via e-mail (EM: dkerhoas AT 
bristolzoo.org.uk) with any questions.  Website: 

http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/save-wildlife/conservation-and-research/philippines 



BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP
Employer: Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.)
Location: Stann Creek, Belize
Country: Belize
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Bird banding internship (6-week sessions: either March 27th, OR 
September 8th), at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society 
(T.R.E.E.S) in Belize. Interns will learn; mist net set-up, bird 
extraction, how to take morphological measurements, how to age and sex 
birds in hand, and banding of resident Belizean birds as well as North 
American neotropical migrants.
Interns will also learn how to conduct bird transects, how to ID birds 
in the field by sight and sound, and get to band alongside many 
professional bird banders from different international banding stations.
Internship costs US200$/week which includes; a bed in our jungle cabins, 
hot/cold showers, WIFI, lab access/access to all lab equipment, training 
by our on-site biologists, and 3 meals/day Mon-Fri.
This internship is perfect for ecologists/bird enthusiasts who are 
looking to gain experience in the field to further their career. Past 
participants of our internships programs have had a high rate of 
employment after completion.
Please e-mail (EM: hsoder AT ecorana.ca) with CV and 2-3 references to 
apply.
Visit our website: http://www.treesociety.org  http://www.ecorana.ca
**We have 2 internship sessions available. The first internship starts 
March 27th 2017, and a second session is starting September 8th 2017.

SEA DUCK RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer Southern Illinois University
Location Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska
Country United States
Last Date to Apply 31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description
Southern Illinois University is seeking one technician for field work 
studying foraging and breeding ecology of long-tailed ducks and 
Steller’s, spectacled, and king eiders near Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska 
from early May until August. Tundra habitats near Utqiagvik are among 
the only places where all four species overlap in North America, and 
some birds seen here are rarely seen elsewhere. This study will focus on 
foraging and breeding ecology, especially how and where birds acquire 
nutrients for egg production and to assess how landscape change may 
influence nest site availability. Primary duties will be behavioral 
observations of birds, habitat sampling, and invertebrate collection, as 
well as foot-based surveys, nest-searching and monitoring, and other 
duties as assigned. Both Steller’s and spectacled eiders are federally 
threatened, and therefore, methods used in the field emphasize a minimum 
level of disturbance. Data collected will also help inform mangers about 
potential threats and recovery options for the threatened species.
Work will take place on private lands in inclement conditions, so safety 
consciousness and a strong work ethic are of utmost importance. This 
research is part of a larger monitoring project by the US Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and their safety and ethical rules apply. There is a 
zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drug use, including marijuana. The 
technician will be responsible for carrying a firearm for bear defense. 
Training for firearms, bear safety, and ATV/UTV operation will be provided.
Utqiagvik is a community of ~4,500 people, well over half of which are 
Alaska Native. Work will take place on private lands adjacent to town, 
and along a 50 km road system nearby. The study area for this project is 
roughly 180 km2, in a mix of wetland basins, drier uplands, and coastal 
habitats. Utqiagvik is the northernmost community in the United States, 
and a major migratory route for many Arctic bird, marine mammal, and 
fish species. Some birds may be seen here that are rarely seen anywhere 
else in North America.
Housing will be in a bunkhouse shared with other technicians, 
volunteers, managers, and law enforcement personnel. Amenities such as 
showers and laundry will be available, with internet access sometimes 
limited.
Qualifications: Required · Firearms experience: · Course work towards or 
completion of a B.S. in a natural resources discipline or related field 
· Ability to work in inclement conditions such as cold, snow, wind, 
difficult terrain, walking in waders for long distances, and biting 
insects · Positive attitude, easy-going personality · Driver’s license 
valid in the US · Prior field research experience, such as monitoring 
efforts, applied research experience, or any other outdoor, scientific 
project · No charges or convictions of domestic violence
Preferred · Experience with birds (especially conducting behavioral 
observations, nest-searching and monitoring, and habitat assessment). 
Experience with capture and handling of birds is a plus, but is not 
critical. · Experience with ATVs and UTVs · Multicultural experience, 
especially with Native Americans · Experience with hiking or backpacking 
and navigation by GPS devices and maps
What is included: This position will include a round-trip flight from 
Fairbanks, Alaska to Utqiagvik. The technician would be responsible for 
their own travel to and from Fairbanks before and after the field 
season. Housing and food while in Utqiagvik will be provided, as will 
lodging during the time in Fairbanks (~1 week before and after the field 
season). Food while in Fairbanks will not be covered. Aside from field 
clothing, all field equipment will be provided, including waders, 
raingear, backpacks, and all sampling equipment.
Dates: Tentatively May 7th to August 12th, 2017, but subject to change 
based on need and availability. Field work will likely take place from 
late May until early August.
Salary $2,200 to 2,800 per month, depending on relevant prior experience.
To Apply: Please send a single PDF or word document including a cover 
letter, CV or resume, contact information, and three professional or 
academic references. Email this document to MICAH MILLER (EM: mwcmiller 
AT siu.edu) with “2017 Eider Technician” in the subject line. 
Applications will be reviewed in the order received, and the position 
will be closed when a suitable applicant is selected. All applicants 
will be informed when the position is closed.

STUDENT TRAINEE (BIOLOGY)(PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP)
Employer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Multiple Locations
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 08 Mar 2017
Description: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464889000
About the Position: This position assists the Threatened and Endangered 
Species Section in Bird Surveying and Monitoring. This position may be 
filled at any of the locations announced.
This position will be filled at the GS-02, GS-03 or GS-04 grade levels 
with no promotion potential. This position is intended to be filled 
during the traditional summer months (May to Aug./Sept.). Incumbent will 
need to be available to start in the position no later than June 1, 2017.
The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to 
provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational 
institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to 
work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the 
Department of Army.
For positions in Bismarck, ND: Dorm room rental at Bismarck State 
College may be available as a housing option for this position. For more 
information, contact Bismarck State College at (EM: bsc.housing AT 
bismarckstate.edu)
For positions in St. Helena, NE / Yankton, SD: Dorm room rental at Mount 
Marty College may be available as a housing option for this position. 
For more information, please contact Mary Abbott by phone at 
605-668-1464 or email at (EM: mabbott AT mtmc.edu).
Applicants applying for Yankton, SD will have their duty locations set 
at St. Helena, NE.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways 
Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program 
participation.
See eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent or term 
position in the "Other Information" section below.
Who May Apply:
Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the 
Army Internship Program
Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or 
certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year 
colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); 
professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree 
programs; or other qualifying educational institution. Duties
As an intern, you will be assigned to a senior specialist or group of 
specialists. You will be assigned tasks designed to familiarize you with 
different aspects of the occupation. Tasks will vary depending on the 
senior specialist's current workload, but may include the following:
*Incumbent will serve as a Student Trainee (Biological Science)(Pathways 
Internship) for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on the 
Missouri River performing monitoring and surveys of two Federally listed 
threatened/endangered shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) during 
their breeding season. Monitoring of nesting areas includes emergent 
sandbar and reservoir shoreline habitat areas in North Dakota, South 
Dakota and Nebraska. Field work includes locating nests, tracking nest 
status, assigning nest fate, and observing hatched chicks until 
fledging. Work activities may also include determining if conditions 
that create risk to the birds exist, and providing protective measures 
for the birds. Selectee may also assist habitat monitoring crews with 
assessing habitat areas utilized by the birds. Field work may require 
long hours walking across sandbar or shoreline habitat, and boating or 
driving over rough terrain to conduct breeding bird censuses. Incumbent 
spends considerable time outdoors where there is exposure to variable 
weather conditions and exposure to insects.

BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Connecticut
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided Open until filled
BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN needed to conduct forest bird research in 
Connecticut. Technician will conduct forest bird surveys (point counts, 
etc.) in forest fragments throughout Connecticut, and should expect 
challenging conditions with daily pre-dawn starts, heat/humidity, biting 
insects, ticks, poison ivy, etc. The ideal candidate will (1) be able to 
identify New England forest birds by sight and sound, (2) have previous 
experience conducting point count surveys, (3) be familiar with GPS and 
map navigation, (4) be self-motivated and physically fit, (5) have a 
positive attitude, (6) work well with minimal supervision, both 
independently and as part of a team, and (7) be capable of conducting 
data entry efficiently and carefully.
Bird surveys will be conducted as part of a large project investigating 
the impacts of fragmentation on ecological networks in temperate forest 
ecosystems in the northeastern United States. The study seeks to develop 
a mechanistic understanding of fragmentation-induced shifts in the 
structure of ecological networks involving herbivorous caterpillars, and 
their host-plants, parasitoids, and predators. Technician may be 
required to help with other aspects of the larger study, as time allows.
Salary ranges from $420-$480 per week, depending on experience. 
Technician must provide their own vehicle, but all mileage will be 
reimbursed at the standard rate set by the state of Connecticut. 
Position is for approximately two months beginning approx. 10th May 2017 
(exact dates are somewhat negotiable).
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV with contact information 
(email and phone) for three references to CHRIS ELPHICK, (EM: 
chris.elphick AT uconn.edu). Please include “FOREST BIRD TECH” in the 
email subject line and include your last name at the start of the name 
of any submitted documents (e.g., Elphick_CV.pdf). Review of 
applications will begin immediately.

SEASONAL SEABIRD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Shoals Marine Laboratory
Location: Isles of Shoals, NH
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Position Dates: May 8 - August 31, 2017 (end date may vary depending 
upon migration)
Number of open positions: 2 Seabird Technicians
Location: White and Seavey Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire
Stipend: $1,500 per month, plus room & board provided on White Island, NH
Requirements: A degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife 
biology/management, environmental science or related disciplines.
Position description: Two Seasonal Seabird Technicians will work with a 
Program 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 re-sighting, diet 
studies, productivity monitoring, and predator management. The 
applicants 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 Program Manager.
To apply: Email a cover letter and current resume (please include 3 
references in your resume) to Dr. LIZ CRAIG (Tern Program Manager): (EM: 
ecc79 AT cornell.edu).
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so do not delay your 
application.
http://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/seabird-tech-position

BIRD BANDING INTERN
Employer: Hilliardton Marsh research and education center
Location: Hilliardton Marsh North Eastern Ontario
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 16 Apr 2017
Spring banding May 1st - June 12th volunteer internship room is provided.
With over 90 species of passerines to band the Hilliardton Marsh offers 
a unique opportunity to band boreal species near their breeding grounds. 
The Hilliardton marsh offers lodging 2 km away from the marsh itself. 
Interns will have to share a room with other volunteers. Interns will be 
part of a team of banders and extractors so candidates need to be able 
to be part of a team and able to function early in the morning. in 
addition to banding over 100 birds per day the team often has school 
groups visiting the marsh. Interns will be taught how to help educate 
students about the value of wetlands and to be able to identify some 
aquatic invertebrates during our " critter dipping" sessions with school 
groups. Candidates are encourage to visit our website 
www.thehilliardtonmarsh.com to see our list of species for spring 
banding. W will also be looking for interns for the fall season which 
also features owl banding such species as long eared and boreal owls. 
Interns in the spring can anticipate seeing 20 species of warblers and 
all sorts of other species that make the boreal their nursery. 
Candidates will be taught to safely handle birds in traps and mist nets 
and will be trained to age and sex birds and learn how to band birds at 
our station. candidates are also encouraged to view the Hilliardton 
marsh facebook page or to check out borealbruces bird banding blog to 
find out what we are about. Good luck and we hope you will migrate to 
the marsh to join our banding team.
Candidates need to supply a resume with reference and can email these to 
MURPHY MURPHY (EM: birdboy AT eastlink.ca). Thanks for your interest in 
the Hilliardton marsh in north eastern Ontario Canada.

TOUR GUIDE/INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST
Employer: St. Paul Island Tour
Location: St. Paul Island, Alaska
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description:
Duration: Approximately mid-May to mid-October 2017
Summary of positions: : The tour guides are responsible for visitor 
management, public relations, and interpretive services for the visiting 
public.
Tour guides are responsible for conducting guided tours of St. Paul 
Island and the management and escorting of the tour groups. Heavy 
emphasis is on public relations and interpretive services covering the 
ecology and history of the island. Interpretive themes typically center 
on birds, marine mammals, and Aleut history. Under the Tour Director’s 
guidance tour guides make decisions concerning the daily scheduling of 
tour vehicles and participants based upon specific visitor requests and 
expectations.
Applicants must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions in a 
remote location. Normal conditions are overcast with drizzle, rain, or 
fog and an average high temperature during the summer of only 50 F. St. 
Paul Island is located over 750 miles from Anchorage within the Pribilof 
Islands and is only accessible by semi-weekly flights.
Duties: 1. Communicate and interpret to the visitor in a pleasant and 
informative manner information on the wildlife, natural history and 
cultural history of St. Paul Island. Provide exemplary customer service 
on a daily basis. 2. Work cooperatively with the Tour Director, other 
tour guides, the Hotel Manager and other TDX Corporation staff to give 
the best possible tour for the visitor. Guides are often an informal 
liaison between tourists, the tour program and local residents. 3. 
Educate the visitors on the delicate balance of the Bering Sea 
ecosystem, the fragile nature of the tundra, and the rich culture of the 
Aleut people, in a manner that is non-political and responsible. 4. 
Conduct both driving and walking tours of the island, especially to seal 
and sea bird rookeries. Many times such tours will occur during 
inclement weather. 5. Lead tours to search for vagrant and accidental 
species of birds both for organized birding groups and independent 
birdwatchers of varying interest, expectations and abilities. 6. Lead 
tours for groups of cruise ship passengers, Elderhostel participants, 
VIP’s and other special trips. 7. Tour guides are required to 
extensively read and research the major themes and topics of this tour. 
They should be prepared to spend at least some free time birding, 
botanizing and “naturalizing” in the field. 8. Assist Tour Director with 
various special projects and clerical duties designed to improve tour 
programs, as well as with all aspects related to visitor services. These 
duties may include cleaning tour vehicles and buildings, picking up 
garbage, and lifting up to 50lbs. 9. Tour guides are to drive a 
22-passenger bus and be responsible for fueling and cleaning the bus, 
including regular upkeep of portable style “heads”. Occasionally light 
maintenance of these buses will be required. Defensive driving and safe 
operation of vehicles is required.
Job requirements: ¨ Two years college education in natural science or 
the equivalent in work experience, familiarity with Pribilof flora, 
fauna and history and/or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and be 
comfortable explaining these subjects to groups of up to 40 people. ¨ 
Preference will be given to persons with strong birding skills and 
experience, knowledge of marine ecosystems, and those who can speak 
and/or write European languages. ¨ Ability to identify difficult groups 
of birds, including those in immature and juvenile plumage such as: 
gulls, shorebirds and Asiatic vagrants. Ability to scan bodies of water, 
shorelines and tundra and identify bird species in cryptic plumage. ¨ 
Strong communication, interpretive and people skills and willingness to 
work intensively with a diversity of people under difficult conditions 
is essential. Guides must have strong people skills. ¨ The ability to 
work independently with a minimum of supervision. The ability to live 
and work cooperatively and cheerfully with others from many different 
backgrounds with different abilities. ¨ Valid driver’s license required 
with a good driving record. Must be 21 years of age or older. ¨ 
Willingness to work up to seven days a week and long hours required, 
especially at the peak of tour season. The ability to work and function 
and maintain a sense of humor in adverse weather conditions. Guides 
should be in good physical condition. ¨ Must supply your own optics 
(binoculars and spotting scope) and rain gear. ¨ Native and Alaskan 
preference.
Living arrangements: TDX Corporation will provide housing, meals, and 
transportation to and from St. Paul. Housing is dormitory style and will 
be shared with other tour guides.
Contact: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: SCOTT SCHUETTE, 
Director, St. Paul Island Tour, 615 E 82nd Ave. Suite 200, Anchorage, 
Alaska 99518 (EM: sschuette AT stpaultour.com).

VOCAL AND SOCIAL COMPLEXITY OF THE PARIDAE
Employer: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 14 Apr 2017 Open until filled
We are looking to hire a 1-year, NSF-funded postdoctoral fellow to help 
with a study of vocal communication of Carolina chickadees and tufted 
titmice. The goal of the project is to understand the social and 
physical correlates of vocal complexity in these species. Applicants 
should have experience handling large data sets and have some background 
in the study of complex systems. An understanding of social network 
analysis is a plus. Applicants will be expected, in part, to process 
fairly large data sets and to write up the analysis for publication. The 
postdoc position can start as soon as 1 April, although the start time 
is flexible.
Email your CV along with a letter describing your background and how it 
relates to this study. Also have 3 letters of recommendation sent 
directly from the letter writers. Materials and any questions can be 
directed to (EM:  jlucas AT purdue.edu). JEFFREY LUCAS, Dept of 
Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (PH: 
765-494-8112)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ECOLOGICAL MODELING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided  Open until filled
Job Summary: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the 
University of Connecticut invites applications for a University 
Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the Connecticut Bird Atlas project. The 
project seeks to map the distribution and abundance of all bird species 
throughout Connecticut during the breeding season, winter, and migration 
periods. Primary responsibilities will include compiling existing bird 
distribution and land use data sets; generating seasonal distribution 
models for all of Connecticut’s breeding and wintering birds; helping to 
design field sampling schema to collect new distribution and abundance 
data across the state; creating web materials for field workers (maps, 
data sheets, etc.); and assisting with the implementation of an online 
portal. Project data would also be available to the postdoc to develop 
their own analyses for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 
The postdoc would report to the primary PIs on the project, Drs. Chris 
Elphick and Morgan Tingley.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely 
related field, experience in correlational distribution models, and 
expertise in GIS and statistical analyses using R or Python. Preferred 
candidates will additionally have experience with: ecological “big 
data,” including breeding bird atlases and/or eBird; manipulation and 
analysis of large-scale remote sensing data sets; bird identification, 
ecology, and distributions; web site creation; and working with citizen 
scientists.
Application Details: This position is based at the Storrs campus of the 
University of Connecticut and includes competitive salary and health 
benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. 
Continuation of this position may be possible if additional funding 
becomes available. The position can start as soon as 1 April 2017. 
Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research 
interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) 1-2 representative 
publications, and (4) a list of 2 references to MORGAN TINGLEY (EM: 
morgan.tingley AT uconn.edu).

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST
Employer: South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist, Department of Natural Resource 
Management, South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD). Job 
responsibilities include developing a collaborative, extramurally-funded 
research program with an emphasis in ecology and life histories of 
wildlife to inform and benefit current issues and future management 
practices. For a full listing of the responsibilities and 
qualifications, and to apply, visit (URL: 
https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu),  search for the position, and follow the 
electronic application process. Deadline to ensure full consideration is 
April 1, 2017. For questions on the electronic employment process, 
contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. For questions on the 
position contact, Search Chair Professor ALEXANDER “SANDY” SMART Ph.D. 
at (PH: 605-688-4017 or EM: alexander.smart AT sdstate.edu). SDSU 
actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its 
faculty. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)
Employer: Detroit Audubon
Location: Detroit, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 21 Mar 2017 Open until filled
Job Description: This is part-time (25 hour per week) professional 
position. The incumbent will develop, conduct, and train volunteers to 
conduct environmental education programs for all age groups, with 
particular emphasis on birds. The incumbent will also coordinate or 
assist in coordinating special events, and coordinate exhibits at 
conservation-related shows and conferences. The incumbent will also be 
our social media coordinator, and managing editor of our newsletter. 
Other duties include disseminating publicity about the organization and 
its events through a variety of media and answering natural history 
questions over the phone. Some issue advocacy may also be required.
Skills and Qualifications: Two years of coursework in Environmental 
Education, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental Science or 
equivalent (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred). Experience 
designing and conducting environmental education programs for K-12 
groups and adults required. Must have extensive knowledge of Michigan 
natural history. Birding experience strongly preferred. Must have 
excellent oral and written communication skills, and must be proficient 
with MS Office Suite, Internet, and Facebook. Experience in website 
development and maintenance also required. Must be a self-starter, 
organizer, and a networker.
Terms of employment: This is a permanent position that the organization 
hopes to upgrade to a full-time position as funds become available. 
Starting wage is $17/ hour. Preferred start date: May 15, 2017.
Please submit applications by March 20, 2017 if possible, however the 
position will remain open until a selection is made. The position work 
location is in Southeast Michigan.  How to Apply: Interested parties 
should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to 
Dr. JAMES N. BULL, President of Detroit Audubon (EM: jbull AT 
detroitaudubon.org or jamesbull22 AT yahoo.com).
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 26, 2017, Corrected
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 22:50:24 -0500
Editor's Note:  I apologize for the "list" sent out last week.  I just 
learned that the copy/paste did not occur properly. Below is the list 
that should have been sent last week.
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ORNITHOLOGISTS
Employer:  Operation Wallacea
Location:  Indonesia, Mexico, Madagascar or Honduras
Country:  Mexico
Last Date to Apply:     14 Mar 2017
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.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food 
onsite, potential current and future research opportunities, networking 
and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced 
scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards 
long-term conservation efforts.
If you would like to apply for the position of ornithologist, please 
fill in our online application form at http://www.opwall.com/jobs and 
send a CV or resume to SALLY CAVE at (EM: sally.cave AT opwall.com).

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS IN CHINA
Employer:  Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University
Location:  Bohai Bay, Hebei Province, China
Country:  China
Last Date to Apply:     01 May 2017   Open until filled
Location: Bohai Bay, Hebei Province, China
Duration: 2-3 months; Begin at late April and run through early August
Job Type: Volunteer
Job Description: Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small 
shorebird.  We are carrying out series cutting-edge studies to 
understand its ecology, evolution and behavior using comparative studies 
in Hebei, 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 PINJIA QUE (EM: quepinjia AT gmail.com) by email.
Number of Openings: 3

OREGON CASCADES BIRD MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIAN (2) AND INTERN (2) 
POSITIONS
Employer:  Oregon State University
Location:  Andrews Forest, Blue River, OR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
Field crew technicians (2) 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 2017. 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 forest 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.
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.
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.
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.

CONSERVATION SCIENTIST: RAPID INVENTORIES
Employer:  Field Museum
Location:  Chicago, IL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     28 Mar 2017
The rapid inventory team conducts surveys of remote wilderness areas and 
provides social and biological information to decision-makers to help 
establish effective conservation areas. Based out of The Field 
Museum’one of the world’s largest natural history museums--our team of 
biologists and social scientists works in close collaboration with 
conservation organizations, indigenous and campesino peoples, 
universities and museums, and national and regional governments. Since 
launching the program in 1999 we have completed rapid inventories in 28 
different locations ‘20 of them in the Andes-Amazon region of South 
America’and provided the Peruvian, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian governments 
with technical support for the creation of 18 new conservation areas.
The Conservation Scientist is an expert in a biological, geological or 
geographical field. We are looking for scientists with South American 
expertise and a strong passion for the Andes-Amazon region, who value 
concrete conservation results above other scientific achievements. We 
are interested in experts in mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, 
fishes, flora or geology, hydrology, and soils, and candidates with GIS 
and/or remote sensing skills are an added plus.
The Conservation Scientist will work within the Andes-Amazon program of 
the Keller Science Action Center, together with other biologists and 
social scientists on the inventory team, and will have great 
opportunities to collaborate with other scientists in the Action, 
Collections and Research Centers at the Field Museum.
Duties and Responsibilities:  **Participate as one of the lead 
scientists in the biological/geological inventory **Provide insights 
into ecological and/or cultural connections between their area of 
expertise and other inventory groups **Lead the writing of their chapter 
and appendices in the technical report **Think carefully and creatively 
about conservation recommendations **Conduct research in the 
Andes-Amazon geography that has a direct impact on conservation action 
**Organize, digitize, and share Field Museum specimens and data 
collected during rapid inventories, in collaboration with the Museum’s 
Collections Center **Lead creative analysis of rapid inventory data for 
high-impact publications **Help develop other technical documents that 
support the creation or management of protected areas and creative 
presentations of scientific information to decision-makers **Contribute 
to the creation of conservation tools and training opportunities for 
conservation professionals, scientists, and other stakeholders
Qualifications:  **Ph.D. in conservation-related field, tropical 
scientist (biologist, geologist, ecologist, geographer) with more than 5 
years direct work experience in Latin America **Superb written and 
spoken Spanish and English skills **Ease and agility in working with 
multidisciplinary and multicultural teams **Ability to communicate well 
to diverse audiences **Great enthusiasm for working in a natural history 
museum **A deep commitment to wilderness conservation and quality of 
life of indigenous and rural peoples
This position is based in Chicago. The work involves travel to South 
America, likely close to 15-20% of the year.

SUMMER RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - ROLE OF BIRDS IN LYME DISEASE
Employer:  Columbia
Location:  Block Island, RI
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided
The role of birds and rodents in Lyme disease ecology
Dept of E3B, Columbia
May 15 to August 29, 2017
Description: A paid opportunity is available to participate in research 
related to the role of birds and rodents in the ecology of Lyme disease 
and other tick-borne diseases The intern will gain knowledge and field 
experience while working on a long-term project studying the dynamics of 
infection in birds and mice on Block Island, RI. Responsibilities and 
learning opportunities include: bird mist netting, conducting bird point 
count surveys, small mammal trapping, collecting ticks from animals and 
the environment.
Requirements: Ability to identify common northeastern birds by sight and 
sound and previous experience doing bird point count surveys are 
required. Candidates must have completed, or be in the process of 
completing, a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science; must possess a 
valid driver’s license; and be able to hike outdoors while carrying 
equipment.
Logistics: The position will be based on Block Island, RI. Housing and 
transportation will be provided.
Project PI: MARIA DIUK-WASSER. If interested please send a resume, cover 
letter, and the names and emails of two references to (EM: mad2256 AT 
columbia.edu).

ANCHOR STEWARD, SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Pinellas County, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     10 Mar 2017
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, 
Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Fort Desoto 
County Park and St. Petersburg Beach. Nesting species may include 
American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Least Tern, and Black Skimmer. 
The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and 
train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct 
public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, seasonal position focused on 
weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 
Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is 
expected to begin on March 20, 2017 and continue through the end of 
nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. 
Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in 
the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions:
Under the direction of Audubon’s Project Manager for Pinellas Bird 
Stewardship, the South Pinellas County Anchor Steward will be 
responsible for the following tasks: **Monitor nesting birds and conduct 
minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and fledged young of each 
nesting species and enter/report data in the Florida Shorebird Database 
as directed by the supervisor. **Assist site managers and Audubon staff 
with installing symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed. 
**Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays 
generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer per day as 
needed and on holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting volunteers; 
train and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct 
public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. **Work 
closely with site managers and Audubon staff, external partners, and 
volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Experience and ability with 
record-keeping and summarizing data for grant-required reports. 
**Ability to recruit, train, support and schedule volunteers. **Work 
well independently and with other staff and volunteers. **A positive and 
diplomatic attitude is a must; strong verbal and written communication 
skills also essential. **Demonstrated capability of physically active 
work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida 
summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. **Must have a valid 
driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to 
complete assigned tasks. **Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays. **Familiarity with Pinellas County beaches preferred. 
**Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one 
shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience 
will be considered. **Interest in conservation and passion for the 
mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3133/anchor-steward%2C-south-pinellas-county/job 


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TECHNICIAN
Employer:  US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Location:  Georgetown
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     27 Mar 2017
This is a pre-announcement only.  When the position is advertised, the 
announcement will be posted on the USA Jobs web site: http://www.usajobs.gov
The announcement will contain all of the information you need to apply 
for the position.**
Start and end dates: Mid-May- Mid-August
Location: Eldorado National Forest
Salary: Approximately $15- 20/hr, depends on experience
Job description: A warmer and drier climate exacerbates changes caused 
by past forest management (fire suppression and homogenization), 
resulting in a longer fire season and larger and more severe wildfires 
than previously recorded.  Our research will address key knowledge gaps 
on how climate-driven changes phenology and fire behavior impact native 
flora, fauna and habitats in the Sierra Nevada while providing managers 
with guidance on how to improve post-fire restoration to conserve 
ecosystem services.
Duties will include hiking several miles a day over rough, uneven 
terrain in burned and unburned forest, surveying for a variety of taxa 
with multiple survey techniques. Days will be long, with alternating 
time in the field collecting data and in the lab, processing samples. 
Must be comfortable handling biting and stinging insects.

Requirements: Applicant should be patient and detail-oriented with 
strong observational skills and the ability to take careful notes in 
field and lab.  Applicant should be able to hike at high elevation over 
rugged terrain while carrying heavy equipment (~30lb). Position requires 
working independently and in teams, handling stinging and biting 
insects, hiking all day in extreme heat and other challenging field 
conditions. Applicant should have basic competency using GPS/maps to 
locate field sites.  This is a full-time position with regular camping 
required. Previous field experience & proven interest in ecology and 
wildlife biology a must. Good attitude and interpersonal skills required.
Desired qualifications (not required): Experience identifying and/or 
sampling flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada with particular interest 
in flowering plants and/or insects.
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION. If you are interested in this 
opportunity, please complete this form and send it by e-mail to 
ginatarbill AT fs.fed.us with resume (optional). Please respond no later 
than 3/20/17.
Interested Applicant Information:
Name:
Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:
Type of Current Appointment: (If Applicable)
Permanent --temporary --term
Current Station/lab/region/forest/district: (If Applicable)
Current Pay or Series and Grade: (If Applicable)
Current Position Title:
I Am Eligible for Federal Non-competitive Hiring as:
VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority) SCHEDULE A (Persons with 
disabilities) Reinstatement (prior permanent career/career conditional 
employees) OTHER

ANCHOR STEWARD, NORTHEAST FLORIDA
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Jacksonville, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work within Northeast Florida (Nassau, Duval, and St. Johns 
counties). The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to 
organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to 
conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on 
weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 
Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position 
will begin 04/01/2017 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 other total loss of nesting activity.

Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Northeast Florida 
Policy Associate, the Northeast Florida 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 Northeast Florida Policy Associate. **Assist with the 
installation of symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed. 
**Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays 
generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer per day on 
holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and 
schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. **Work closely 
with local land managers, external partners, and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Ability to recruit, train, support, and 
schedule volunteers. **Work well independently and with other staff and 
volunteers. **A positive and diplomatic attitude is a must; strong 
verbal and written communication skills are essential. **Demonstrated 
capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying 
field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 
30 lbs. **Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle 
suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. **Must be willing 
to work weekends and holidays. **Familiarity with local beaches 
preferred. **Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one 
shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience 
will be considered. **Interest in conservation and passion for the 
mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3128/anchor-steward%2C-northeast-florida/job 


ANCHOR STEWARD, MID PINELLAS COUNTY
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Pinellas County, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     07 Apr 2017
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, 
Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Black Skimmer 
colonies on St. Petersburg Beach and Indian Shores Beach. The primary 
responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers 
in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach 
around the shore/seabird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, seasonal position focused on 
weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 
Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is 
expected to begin on May 1, 2017 and continue through the end of nesting 
season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may 
persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of 
a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Project Manager 
for Pinellas Bird Stewardship, the Mid Pinellas County Anchor Steward 
will be responsible for the following tasks: **Monitor nesting birds and 
conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, chicks, and fledged young of 
each nesting species and enter/report data in the Florida Shorebird 
Database as directed by the supervisor. **Assist site managers and 
Audubon staff with installing symbolic fencing around new nest areas as 
needed. **Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and 
holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer per 
day as needed and on holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting 
volunteers; train and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and 
conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. 
**Work closely with site managers and Audubon staff, external partners, 
and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Experience and ability with 
record-keeping and summarizing data for grant-required reports. 
**Ability to recruit, train, support and schedule volunteers. **Work 
well independently and with other staff and volunteers. **A positive and 
diplomatic attitude is a must, as well as strong verbal and written 
communication skills. **Demonstrated capability of physically active 
work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida 
summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. **Must have a valid 
driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to 
complete assigned tasks. **Must be willing to work weekends and 
holidays. **Familiarity with Pinellas County beaches preferred. 
**Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one 
shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience 
will be considered. **Interest in conservation and passion for the 
mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3132/anchor-steward%2C-mid-pinellas-county/job 


BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer:  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Location:  Cedar City, Utah
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
Successful applicants will conduct passerine bird point counts across 
Mojave Desert, southern Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau regions of 
southwest Utah.  Those hired will operate as part of a two-person crew, 
but may also be required to work alone.  Duties will include: locating 
and traveling to predetermined survey sites; recording presence of all 
bird species encountered, both visually and audibly; assessing distance 
from observer; securing permission for access from landowners; proper 
and detailed recording and reporting of data.
Applicants should possess relevant education and/or experience in 
wildlife/biology related fields.  Experience with bird identification by 
eye and ear is required.  Experience with western bird species is 
preferred.  Applicants must be proficient in proper data collection, 
data management and data entry techniques. Must be able to read and 
interpret all types of maps with accuracy and use GPS equipment.  
Proficiency with four-wheel drive vehicles is advantageous. Standard 
protocols are in effect and must be followed.  Equipment needed to 
accomplish required tasks will be provided.
Field duties will require extensive travel by vehicle and on foot in 
various terrains, elevations and weather conditions. Long and varied 
hours, beginning before sunrise, should be expected.  Camping, 
orienteering (with paper maps/air photos and GPS), other strenuous 
outdoor activity.
Starting date April 24, 2017.  Ending date June 30, 2017 with 
possibility of extension through August 2017.  Position open for 
application until filled.
Send resume, references and cover letter to KEITH DAY, Utah Division of 
Wildlife Resources, 1470 N Airport Road, Cedar City, Utah 84721 or (EM: 
keithday AT utah.gov or call PH: 435-865-6120).

WILD LIFE TECHNICIAN
Employer:  SWCA
Location:  Flagstaff, AZ
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     13 Mar 2017
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking field technicians to support 
the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s riparian bird surveys along the lower 
Colorado River between Lake Mohave and Yuma, Arizona. These are 
temporary, hourly positions. Start date is March 23, 2017; end date will 
be in early June. Duties will include conducting standardized area 
searches for birds along the lower Colorado River. Daily computer data 
entry required. *A minimum of one (1) field season of point count 
surveys, spot mapping, and/or area searches *Ability to work closely 
with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision *Ability to 
stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, 
high humidity, and biting insects *Current First Aid/CPR certification 
*Current eligibility to work in the U.S. *A valid driver’s license.
Preferred Skills and Experience:     Experience with identification of 
southwestern U.S. riparian birds
Compensation and Schedule: $17.51 per hour plus $4.27/hr fringe benefit. 
Work schedule is 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. Housing and 
vehicles provided for the field.Mileage reimbursement is provided for 
work related use of personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as soon 
as qualified applicants are identified.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, 
providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across 
the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance 
firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our 
website or need assistance completing the online application process due 
to a disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or call 
(PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability 
accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a 
response.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are 
encouraged to apply.

FIELD TECHNICIAN, TAMPA BAY AREA ROOFTOP NESTING PROJECT
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Tampa Bay, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     31 Mar 2017
In much of Florida, Least Terns (and in some cases American 
Oystercatchers, Gull-billed Terns and Black Skimmers) nest on flat, 
gravel rooftops for lack of sufficient beach-nesting habitat. Audubon, 
in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission (FWC), has pioneered techniques to improve the productivity 
of birds nesting on these roofs, working to “chick proof” them prior to 
the nesting season, and create volunteer support groups to return fallen 
chicks to their rooftop nests.  The Field Technician will be responsible 
for: surveying the Panhandle’s historic rooftop nesting sites to 
determine whether they are active during the nesting season, working to 
“chick proof” rooftops prior to the nesting season, create volunteer 
support groups to return fallen chicks to their rooftop nests, educating 
building managers and rooftop-affiliated businesses with regard to 
rooftop nesting birds and coordinating with FWC to manage emergency 
rooftop repairs during the breeding season.  This is a full-time, grant 
funded position with a duration through December 31, 2020 with possible 
extension if subsequent grants are awarded. The position will be 
remotely based and require travel throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, 
Manatee, and Sarasota counties.
Essential Functions:   **Determine active/inactive status of historic 
rooftop nesting sites in the Tampa Bay region during nesting season. 
**Conduct outreach to building managers and, where feasible, assist 
building managers with chick-proofing rooftops including installation of 
fencing material on rooftops. **Survey rooftops to record data on 
nesting species using Florida’s Breeding Bird Protocol. **Conduct 
biannual reviews of rooftop construction materials by contacting owners 
or reviewing property appraiser databases. **Recruit, train, schedule 
and maintain volunteer “chick checkers” to support rooftop colonies. 
**Collaborate with senior staff and the communications manager to raise 
the profile of rooftop nesting bird conservation through traditional and 
social media. **Recognize building owners and managers for good 
stewardship of rooftop colonies. **Manage and enter data into Audubon 
records system and Florida Shorebird Database. **Conduct non-breeding 
shorebird surveys as directed by supervisor from September through April 
on regional beaches. **Assist with other shorebird conservation and 
survey efforts and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor’s degree in biology or related 
field required; Master’s degree a plus. **1-3 years' demonstrated 
expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and performing surveys 
a must; Least tern species management experience strongly preferred. 
**Superior communication skills and demonstrated ability to work 
independently and with multiple stakeholder groups. **Proficient in 
Microsoft Office applications. **Experience recruiting, training, and 
working with volunteers strongly preferred. **Comfort working outdoors 
in various weather conditions, climbing ladders, and the willingness to 
work on rooftops at varying heights is required. **Familiarity with 
coastal conservation lands of the Tampa Bay region is a plus. 
**Willingness and ability to work some weekends and travel daily to work 
sites in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. 
**Demonstrated commitment to conservation and the mission of the 
National Audubon Society.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3127/field-technician%2C-tampa-bay-area-rooftop-nesting-project/job%C2%A0 


AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN: WASHINGTON
Employer:  Center for Natural Lands Management
Location:  Olympia, WA; one position could be based in Portland, OR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     18 Mar 2017   Open until filled
The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is hiring three to four 
Avian Field Technicians to assist with avian research and monitoring at 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget Sound region of 
Washington State and in the lower Columbia River (LCR).  Projects 
include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked 
horned lark, Western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; 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 conducting bird surveys (larks standardized surveys, point 
counts, and line transects), mapping territories, finding and monitoring 
nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral 
observations, sampling vegetation, and entering data.  Technician may 
also assist with trapping, banding and applying GPS tags and 
radio-transmitters using leg loop method. Field work will be conducted 
at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM and on deposition 
islands in the LCR.
The technician should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird 
species by sight and ear, or quickly learn.  Technician will clearly 
collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in 
observation and documentation. 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. Previous 
experience working with birds is preferred, but not required.
Positions run from 10 April to early-August.  Pay rate is $15-16/hr, 
DOE. Housing is not provided.  Application deadline: Open until filled, 
but for fullest consideration please apply no later than March 15, 2017.
To apply, submit a single document that includes a detailed letter of 
interest, current resumé, and three professional references (names, 
affiliations, and contact information) to (EM: gslater AT cnlm.org). 
GARY SLATER, Avian Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural 
Lands Management, 120 Union Ave, SE #215, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 
305-213-8829.

STUDENT RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer:  Oregon State University
Location:  Corvallis, OR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     21 Mar 2017   Open until filled
Job Description: Hiring one student research technician to assist with a 
graduate study on upland forest nesting purple martins. Study sites are 
located in the OSU Research Forests, the Oregon Coast Range, and the 
foothills of the western Cascade Range. Knowledge of Oregon avian 
species by sight and sound is strongly preferred. Ability to work 
independently with little supervision and to navigate forest roads using 
GPS and maps are essential. Candidates must be motivated and willing to 
work early hours (surveys start at sunrise). Candidates must be 
available for the entire specified time period. Candidates must also 
have a valid driver’s license. Housing is not provided.
Major Duties: Observing and recording data on habitat and snag usage by 
purple martins in clear-cut and burn sites, performing avian point 
counts, hiking through rough and often steep terrain, working 
independently, safely operating 4WD truck on forest roads.
Technicians will be expected to work 8 hours per day, 4 days per week in 
all weather conditions.
The job may end earlier than August 15th depending on the timing of the 
purple martin migration.
Salary: $11-13/hr, 32 hrs/week

Time Period: June 15th -August 15th
To apply: Send a resume or CV with references to LORELLE SHERMAN (EM: 
Lorelle.sherman AT oregonstate.edu) and include your availability during 
this time period. Please include “Student Technician Position” in the 
subject line.

SEASONAL WILDLIFE ASSISTANT
Employer:  BiodiversityWorks
Location:  Martha's Vineyard, MA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017
Location: Martha’s Vineyard, MA Time Period: May to mid-August. 2017
Hours -- Seasonal, 40 hrs/week, including weekends, holidays, and 
irregular hours
Position Description: BiodiversityWorks (www.biodiversityworksmv.org) 
seeks an early career conservation professional to assist our staff with 
monitoring and research projects on a variety of wildlife species. 
Responsibilities include: (1) locating, monitoring, and protecting 
nesting pairs of piping plovers, least terns, and American 
oystercatchers, (2) assisting with box trapping and lethal removal of 
skunks and/or crows at select sites with high levels of PIPL nest/egg 
predation, (3) Northern long-eared bat maternity roost monitoring, (4) 
tracking (VHF telemetry) a black racer to document movements and 
resource use, (5) assisting with eastern willet capture for a migration 
study using geolocators, (6) recording data in field notebook and 
electronic databases, (7) creating GIS/Google Earth maps from GPS data, 
(8) maintaining communication with supervisors, (9) participating in 
weekly meetings and naturalist training program, (10) creating a poster 
project and participating in our annual fundraising event, (11) working 
with and coordinating volunteers and interns, (12) assisting with data 
compilation and summary reports (beach-nesting birds), and (13) other 
duties as required.
Requirements: **Must be at least 18 years of age and working towards a 
degree in wildlife biology, biology, environmental studies, or related 
field. **Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and 
a reliable vehicle **Must be able to walk at least 1 mile in the sand 
while carrying up to 25 pounds and engage in strenuous outdoor work in 
summer weather – sometimes amidst biting insects (ticks, mosquitoes, 
flies). **Must be able to work independently and communicate regularly 
via text message and email on smart phone **Good communication, 
computer, and organizational skills **Should work well independently or 
as part of a team
Desired Qualifications:  **Prior wildlife monitoring or research 
experience **Familiarity with Martha’s Vineyard
Compensation : $13/hour, plus 1/2 housing costs, cell phone stipend 
($25/mo) and mileage reimbursement. Housing is a shared room at The 
Nature Conservancy Hoft Farm Field Station,1/2 = $195.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter (that includes your career goals 
and dates available), resume, and contact information for 3 work 
references to: LIZ BALDWIN at (EM: LizB AT
biodiversityworksmv.org).  All applications must be received by midnight 
on 3/15/17. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by 
3/20/2017. BiodiversityWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SPRING SEASONAL BANDING INTERN
Employer:  Manomet Bird Observatory
Location:  Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
MANOMET BIRD OBSERVATORY SEEKS SPRING 2017 SEASONAL BANDING INTERNS (15 
Apr - 16 Jun).
The Manomet Bird Observatory at Manomet, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 
invites resumes by e-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.
Stipend of $100 per week for food and free organic vegetables later in 
the season.
Contact EVAN N. DALTON (EM: edalton AT manomet.org).

SHOREBIRD VOLUNTEER
Employer:  CESIMAR - CCT CONICET CENPAT
Location:  Puerto Madryn
Country:  Argentina
Last Date to Apply:     31 Jul 2017
The project: “Conservation actions to mitigate human impacts on the 
breeding areas of Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus) in 
Patagonia”, is seeking field volunteers between September and December 
2017 season to support monitoring activities.  The Two-banded Plover is 
a poorly known Neotropical shorebird species, belonging to the 
Charadriidae family, and endemic to southern South America. Plovers 
breed along several coastal areas in Patagonia, and a key relevant 
breeding area is located at northern Patagonia, near Puerto Madryn city 
in Chubut Province, Argentina, where multiple human recreational 
activities are being developed on same beaches as the species used as 
nesting habitat.
Duties: Training on searching and monitoring nests will be provided. 
Volunteer duties include participating in searches, trapping and banding 
efforts, re-sighting marked birds, take pictures and videos, assisting 
with collect of data from habitat variables, helping maintain field 
equipment. This is a great opportunity for current biology students or 
recent graduates to gain field experience.
Qualification: Volunteers must have enthusiasm for shorebird 
conservation, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work well in a 
group and in field. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and can 
withstand with change on climatic wheatear conditions as heat, cold, and 
wind. Almost all our monitoring and re-sighting fieldwork requires 
walking between 1 to 5km over gravel and pebble beaches. For an in-depth 
learning experience and a rewarding contribution to the project, 
volunteers are expected to stay for a minimum of 1 month.
Dates: Field season begin 1-7 September and ends 22-30 December 2017. 
Volunteers must to cover their own flights to comes to Patagonia and 
look for accommodations in the city (ask for hostel information to the 
project coordinator). Meals and transport are cover by the project 
during field days (3-4 days/week).
Application information: Questions and completed volunteer applications 
(a brief CV and a letter of interest) can be sent to the volunteer 
coordinator, GLENDA DENISE HEVIA at: (EM: hevia AT 
cenpat-conicet.gob.ar).   For more information about the issues related 
with the project, please go to: 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenda_Denise_Hevia  and 
https://www.facebook.com/ChorloDobleCollar/

2 YEAR VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Employer:  DePauw University
Location:  Greencastle, IN
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     20 Mar 2017
The Department of Biology at DePauw University invites applications for 
a two-year term position beginning August 2017. Rank and salary 
commensurate with experience. Ph.D. (completed by August 2017) in 
biology or a closely related field required. A commitment to teaching 
undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective 
teaching are essential. The department specifically seeks candidates to 
teach upper-level ecology (BIO342 Ecology), an introductory course 
(BIO102 Evolution, Organisms and Ecology), and topics in the candidate’s 
area of expertise. Teaching assignment is four lab courses per year, and 
funding is available for professional development and research with 
undergraduate students.
DePauw is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts university 
dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse 
students from across the country and around the globe. For more than 175 
years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and 
social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Connected 
to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of 
Music. DePauw is located in Greencastle, Indiana, a 45-minute drive west 
of Indianapolis.
Candidates should submit through Interfolio 
(http://apply.interfolio.com/40799) a cover letter summarizing 
qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests; CV; 
evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course 
evaluations); three confidential letters of recommendation; and graduate 
transcripts. Candidates should also provide evidence, in application 
materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of 
ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the 
classroom and at the University. Please contact LYNN BEDARD, Biology 
Department Chair, (EM: lynnbedard AT depauw.edu) with any questions.
Review of Applications: Begins March 20 and will continue until the 
position is filled
DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, 
members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply.

ORNITHOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANT, GREAT BASIN
Employer:  University of California, Davis
Location:  California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     24 Mar 2017
This position will participate in interdisciplinary studies focusing on 
ornithology and vegetation ecology of the Great Basin (eastern 
California, western and central Nevada, southern Idaho, and central 
Utah). General responsibilities include conducting point counts of 
breeding birds, searching for nests, and measuring vegetation structure 
and composition with multiple protocols. The position will maintain 
detailed data records and interact with local resources managers and the 
public. The activities expected of the position will lead to analyses 
and interpretations suitable for inclusion in manuscripts that will be 
submitted to peer-reviewed scientific journals. The position will 
interact with multidisciplinary teams of ecologists and geographers and 
engage in professional discussions relevant to the work. The ideal 
candidate will have strong interpersonal, communications, and 
decision-making skills, and the ability to work well independently and 
as part of a team.
Basic Qualifications: **Bachelor degree in ecology, natural resources, 
or a related field with two or more years of experience in remote field 
settings.  **Experience and proficiency in identification of western 
birds by sound and sight.  **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 and the ability to work independently in remote field 
settings, including regular camping in the field.  **Valid Driver's 
License issued in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications:  **Experience driving four-wheel drive 
vehicles on county-maintained roads.  **Ability to operate 
manual-transmission vehicles.  **CPR and first aid certifications.
Salary Range: Junior Specialist, Step l - $17.99/hour or Step II - 
$19.18/hour commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Term of Appointments: Short-term, seasonal appointment based on the 
needs of the research project. Appointments at 50%, but may be up to 100%.
To Apply: Please go to the following link: 
https://recruit.ucda.../apply/JPF01464  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 also must submit a curriculum vitae or resume. 
Documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs. Applicants also must 
provide contact information (including email and telephone number) for 
three professional references.
For more information:  ERICA FLEISHMAN (EM: efleishman AT ucdavis.edu)

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
Employer:  College of William and Mary
Location:  Williamsburg, VA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, College of William and Mary
The Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary invites 
applications for a, 1-year, non-tenure-track visiting faculty positions 
that will begin August 10, 2017. We seek an individual who will teach at 
least one course focused on the analysis of biological data 
(biostatistics) with a preference for an organismal biologist. The 
successful candidate will be expected to be an effective teacher and 
will teach a 3:3 load including small seminars and lab sections as part 
of that load.
Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in biology, biomathematics, or a 
related field is required at the time appointment begins (August 10, 
2017). Previous experience teaching undergraduate courses and 
postdoctoral research experience would be viewed favorably.
Candidate must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Position Number: 
F0875W. Submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including statement 
of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit 
online the names and email addresses of three references who will be 
contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of 
reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the 
review date, March 15, 2017. Applications received after the review date 
will be considered if needed.
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus 
community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being 
considered for employment. Background investigations include reference 
checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a 
financial (credit) report or driving history check.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN ENTOMOLOGY/ECOLOGY/WILDLIFE BIOLOGY
Employer:  University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Location:  Lafayette, LA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     13 Mar 2017
The successful applicant will teach two lecture courses and associated 
labs in each the fall and spring of the 2017-2018 academic year, pending 
administrative approval of this non-tenure track position. The primary 
content area for this position will include some combination of the 
following areas: Entomology, Wildlife Ecology, Ecology, and Field 
Techniques. Depending on the candidate's expertise, he or she may be 
asked to teach in more than one of these areas. Course work will mostly 
be directed at upper level undergraduate students. Duties may also 
involve student advising and or departmental service.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, with 
preference given to candidates with teaching experience or with the 
potential to establish a research collaboration with members of our 
faculty. More information on faculty research interests can be found at 
http://biology.louisiana.edu
For initial consideration, email a pdf containing a (1) a cover letter; 
(2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement teaching philosophy and research 
interests; (4) a list of three references with address, email, and phone 
contact information. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF to 
(EM: Biology_visitingprofessorsearch AT Louisiana.edu). The review 
process will continue until the position is filled. To ensure 
consideration, receipt of complete application material is required on 
or before March 13, 2017.

VOLUNTEER SHOREBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT WITH SCHOLARSHIP- BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Bahamas
Country:  Bahamas
Last Date to Apply:     15 Apr 2017   Open until filled
Conservian Bahamas April/May 2017 Live-aboard Schooner Expedition:
Shorebird Habitat Conservation
Volunteer Shorebird Field Assistant with Scholarship- Bahamas Live-Aboard
Conservian is seeking a few enthusiastic volunteer field assistants for 
our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in April & May 2017 
aboard our 75ft research schooner.
Field assistants will assist project director with daily project 
activities. The focus of the work is surveying for beach-nesting bird 
breeding pairs, nests, and young, and working with local volunteers to 
implement protective measures in the field. Focal species include 
Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other 
colonial nesting species. Assistants will record data on breeding pairs, 
habitat assessment, and human-created disturbance. Assistants will 
complete various data forms, perform data entry, and help director 
supervise field crew and local volunteers. Assistants will also assist 
director with daily planning/prep duties onboard the research schooner.
Trip cost for one week is $1,250 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, 
water, and ground transportation associated with project.
Participants will fly to the Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included.
NOTE: Scholarships are available for qualifying applicants to cover part 
of above live-aboard costs.
Project Summary: Conservian and partners will continue on-the-ground 
protective and restorative measures to limit human-caused disturbance, 
and control invasive Australian pine at key Piping Plover, shorebird, 
and seabird sites in the Bahamas. Field volunteers will participate in 
collecting new data on shorebirds and seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected 
sites include globally and locally Important Bird Areas and national 
parks of the Bahamas, such as Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay 
National Park IBA, Joulter Cays National Park IBA, and the Berry 
Islands, as well as additional key shorebird sites on Grand Bahama 
Island and Great Abaco.
Project partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, 
International Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow 
AgroSciences, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand 
Bahama Port Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas 
Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco 
Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas 
Police Force/Marine Support.
Volunteer Field Assistants will work closely with project director to 
accomplish the below activities. Project Activities: **Protect, post & 
sign shorebird & seabird sites **Collect new data on nesting shorebirds 
& habitat **Observe/assist with bird banding (conditions permitting) 
**Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats **Work with local 
volunteers to accomplish the above goals.
Our days will be filled with much adventure. We will work in both 
populated and remote areas, sail blue Caribbean waters, visit white 
sandy beaches, boat to little islands, conduct ground surveys for 
beach-nesting birds, nests, and downy chicks, and meet new people. We 
will work with local volunteers to post and sign shorebird sites and 
control invasive Australian pine. Crews will assist with shipboard 
duties; sailing, cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, 
snorkel, and visit local island towns.
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good 
physical condition, enjoy working in teams and capable of walking 
several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be 
comfortable living communally onboard a schooner and riding in small 
boats to access survey sites. Prior field experience and leadership 
skills are required for trip scholarship consideration.
April/May expedition schedule and locations:
Assist for one week or more:
Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- April 23-30 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport)
Week 2: Great Abaco, west- Apr/May 30-7 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 3: Great Abaco, east- May 7-14 (Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-May 14-21 (Marsh Harbour/Nassau 
Int.Airport)
If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week or more as a 
Volunteer Field Assistant: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 
3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to MARGO 
ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments 
with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will continue 
until positions are filled. See link to article on 2016 project from our 
supporters at LightHawk 
  http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition: 

http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/ 

Go to our website: Coastalbird.org for more information about our 2017 
expedition.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian’s coastal bird conservation work.

SHOREBIRD VOLUNTEER
Employer:  Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Location:  Slaughter Beach, Delaware
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Apr 2017
The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s
Delaware Shorebird Project is seeking volunteers for the May 2017 field 
season. The Shorebird Project monitors migratory shorebirds including 
Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and the federally 
threatened Red Knot that stopover in the Delaware Bay each spring to 
feed on horseshoe crab eggs before departing for the Artic. Volunteer 
duties include participating in banding/trapping efforts, resighting 
marked birds, assisting with data entry, data QA/QC, helping maintain 
field equipment, and keeping the field house clean and organized. 
Training will be provided. This is a great opportunity for current 
students or recent graduates to gain field experience.
Qualification: Must have enthusiasm for natural resource conservation, a 
willingness to learn, and the ability to work well in a group. 
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be able to withstand 
heat, cold, and biting insects. Almost all of our banding and resighting 
work requires walking 1+ mile(s) over sandy beaches. For an in depth 
learning experience and a rewarding contribution to the project, 
volunteers are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 3 consecutive 
days. Field season begins May 12th and ends June 4th.
The Delaware Shorebird Project operates out of a field house in 
Slaughter Beach, DE during the busy field season. Limited floor space 
and tent camping space is available for volunteers who would like to 
stay overnight. Meals are provided for volunteers staying at the field 
house.
For more information and to apply, go to 
http://www.fw.delaware.gov/Shorebirds.
Questions and completed volunteer applications can be sent to the 
volunteer coordinator, VICTORIA HAWK, at (EM: deshorebirds AT gmail.com).

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN: MINNESOTA
Employer:  University of Minnesota
Location:  Northern Minnesota
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017
Three (3) technicians are needed for a study of breeding birds  in 
disturbance-dependent  brushland habitat. Roughly 20 bird species 
encountered in this habitat are on the MN DNR Species in Greatest 
Conservation Need  list. Technicians will join a graduate student 
researcher to conduct point counts of  birds in St.Louis, Aitkin, and 
Carlton Counties, Minnesota. The study sites are located on public land 
managed by MN DNR and private land. Our research objective is to examine 
the effects of season of burning on brushland habitat quality and use. 
Point counts will be conducted in unburned and recently burned areas 
during early morning hours. Technicians will also be required to enter 
data in the afternoons, immediately after field work. We are looking for 
applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological 
data without supervision, under challenging field conditions (i.e., 
early ~3:00 am, and sometimes cold mornings; long hours of sun, heat, 
and humidity; strenuous hiking in brushy wetlands; ticks, mosquitoes and 
biting flies galore) with a hard-working, team-oriented attitude, and 
preferably with a good sense of humor. The season will run from 22 May 
2017 through end June/early July 2017.
Optional: One (1) technician is needed for an additional 2 months after 
point counts, for vegetation sampling. Our study also includes 
classifying the structure and species composition of vegetation in 
brushland and, like the avian community, how it responds after spring, 
summer, and fall burns. If a point count technician also possesses 
identification skills of plants  in northern Minnesota/Great Lakes 
region, they may be qualified to assist with habitat and fuel 
assessments. After point counts, we will conduct these additional 
surveys from the beginning of July to August 2017.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include excellent birding skills 
with emphasis on birds common to northern Minnesota/Great Lakes region; 
advanced undergraduate standing in Ecology, Wildlife or related major or 
equivalent experience; ability to navigate in the dark early morning 
using GPS; ability to closely follow point count protocol and data 
entering instructions; and excellent physical fitness to hike through 
brushy, wet environments. This habitat is extremely difficult to move 
in, so prior experience working in difficult terrain is a plus. This job 
requires people who enjoy living and working closely within small 
groups, are resourceful and creative, have high attention to detail, are 
able to follow precise protocol, comfortable going with the flow with a 
sometimes unpredictable work schedule and possess a positive attitude 
for pre-dawn surveys and long days. Surveys require driving between 
multiple sites, often poor roads, so our technician should be 
comfortable with 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Compensation: $12/h  AT  40/week for ~5 weeks. If applicants prefer 
part-time employment (e.g. <40h/week) please indicate that preference in 
the application. Housing is provided if needed at a minimal cost 
(~25$/week).
To Apply: Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email 
a letter of interest and current CV with names and contact information 
(phone and email) for two references to ANNIE HAWKINSON (EM: hawki341 AT 
umn.edu). If applicable, please specify your interest and qualifications 
for the vegetation sampling/fuel assessment position. Pleas
e include YOUR LAST NAME and “BRUSHLAND TECH BIRD” in the email subject 
line.

AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer:  Iowa State University
Location:  Ruthven, IA or Chariton, IA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Apr 2017   Open until filled
2 avian point count technicians are needed to assist with Iowa’s 
Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program, a biodiversity 
survey program focused on Iowa’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need 
in 10 taxonomic groups started in 2006. Applicants will work as part of 
a research and monitoring team to collect information on birds, mammals, 
reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mussels on public and private 
lands throughout Iowa. Primary job duties for these positions will be 
bird point counts using visual and auditory cues and associated data 
entry, however surveys for other taxa will be done by all members of 
each crew. Specific job duties include (but are not limited to): 
identifying, handling, and marking small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, 
and fish, maintaining a variety of traps for small mammals, amphibians, 
reptiles, and fish, conducting surveys for and handling butterflies and 
odonates, identifying and measuring plant species, data entry, and 
assisting with other tasks as needed. Field work for all positions will 
be conducted throughout an assigned region in the state of Iowa (based 
out of Ruthven, IA or Chariton, IA) with significant travel and some 
overnight travel a possibility. Applicants must have the physical 
ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry field 
equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water. Positions are 
temporary, full-time (maximum of 40 hours/week) from approximately 17 
April - 15 October 2017 (6 months).
Salary is $12-13/hr dependent on qualifications and experience. Housing 
will be provided for the Chariton, IA location, technicians assigned to 
other locations are expected to arrange their own housing. No overtime 
will be provided. Vehicles will be provided for work-related travel.
Applicants should be graduated from, currently enrolled in, or on break 
between semesters of college with a degree in (or pursuing a degree in) 
wildlife ecology, biology, or a closely related natural resource field. 
Qualified applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a 
team, have a strong work ethic, be able to travel overnight for 
work-related duties, and be able to work during diverse weather 
conditions and on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s 
license, and pass an ISU motor vehicle check to be able to drive a state 
vehicle as a condition of employment. Preferred qualifications include 
possessing a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, biology or a related 
field, and previous experience with bird point counts. Survey experience 
with at least one other taxonomic group (mammals, herptiles, fish, 
mussels, odonates, butterflies, or plants) is also desirable. Review of 
applications will begin immediately upon receipt.
To apply submit (as a single document) a cover letter, CV/resume, and 
contact information for three professional references to KEVIN MURPHY 
(EM: ktmurphy AT iastate.edu) by April 17, 2017 (application review will 
begin before this date).

VOLUNTEERS - AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS
Employer:  University of Groningen
Location:  Groningen
Country:  Netherlands
Last Date to Apply:     31 Mar 2017   Open until filled
We are seeking two volunteers to help us collecting breeding and 
behavioural data on Pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) next spring 
2017 (estimated start April 1st 2017-end of June 2017). Our current 
research focuses primarily on identifying how natural and sexual 
selection act on animal “behavioural syndromes” (or personality) and 
behavioural plasticity. The candidates will work closely with an 
international team consisting of one post-doc, one technician and 
several students. Duties include intensive behavioral observations 
(aggressiveness and boldness), mist netting (for a translocation 
experiment), nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, measuring), data 
entry and data management.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or a related 
field in preferably have proven experience with bird handling and/or 
behavioural observations in the field.
Candidates should be highly motivated, willing to work independently, 
well organized and have a valid drivers’ license. Field work will 
involve long hours and work in the week-end while still maintaining a 
positive attitude.
We will provide housing in the lovely field site in Drenthe (~60 km 
south Groningen). Non-EU applicants should make sure that they eligible 
for extended stay in Europe.
Applications will be accepted until March 2017 or until the position is 
filled and should include (1) a statement that highlights relevant 
experience, and (2) a short resume or CV and contact information for 
references (up to 2). Send applications to: MARION NICOLAUS (EM: 
nicolaus.marion AT gmail.com);  Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen 
Institute for Evolutionary Life Science (GELIFES), University of 
Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands; For more 
information about the lab visit: (URL: 
http://www.rug.nl/research/institute-evolutionary-life-sciences/ceg/).

BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA
Employer:  Conservian/Gulf State Park
Location:  Alabama
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     20 Mar 2017   Open until filled
BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA
NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
down.
(1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one
Beach Ambassador/ Shorebird Monitor Volunteer intern for
monitoring of beach-nesting birds and pubic beach use at
Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores Alabama. Work begins in early April and 
continues through early August.  Intern is required to commit 32 hours 
per week to Gulf State Park. Intern may work over 32 hours and qualify 
for hourly pay of $ 9.01. Shared housing is provided.
The focus of the work is monitoring and protecting beach-nesting bird 
breeding pairs, nests, and young, including Snowy Plovers and Least 
Terns, and increasing public compliance with park rules and protective 
measures in place for beach-nesting birds. Intern will also engage in 
general education and monitoring of beach-going public. As a Beach 
Ambassador, intern will be provided a park utility vehicle (UTV) for 
beach patrolling. Additional security duties include monitoring the 
parking lot and beach for trash compliance, ensuring the safety of all 
beach patrons, contacting law enforcement in the event of emergencies, 
and ensuring that park patrons are in compliance with Alabama State Park 
220 Laws. Intern will record data on breeding, beach-nesting bird pairs, 
habitat assessment, and public compliance, erect and maintain posting 
and signing to protect nesting areas, keep organized field notes, 
complete various data forms and perform regular data entry using Excel. 
Intern will report to and work cooperatively with Conservian Shorebird 
Assistant and Gulf State Park Supervisor. Training will be provided 
prior to beginning these job duties. Intern will also have opportunities 
to work with Conservian field staff at other shorebird sites in Alabama.
Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, in good 
physical condition, and enjoy working in warm summer temperatures on the 
Gulf Coast. Shorebird familiarity and experience working with the public 
is preferred. UTV certification and shorebird monitoring training is 
provided.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species shorebird 
monitoring experience.
Must have own waterproof binoculars (10x 42). Valid driver’s license and 
own a reliable vehicle. Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) 
names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO 
ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments 
with your name.  The review of applications is ongoing and will continue 
until position is filled. Go to 
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Alabama/Mississippi
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017   Open until filled
SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI
NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
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(1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one 
Shorebird Intern Volunteer for monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the 
Alabama and Mississippi coast.
Work begins in early 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 Conservian 
field staff as part of a team.  Intern will record data on breeding 
pairs, habitat assessment, erect and maintain posting and signing to 
protect nesting areas, and be required to keep organized field notes, 
complete various data forms and perform regular data entry using Excel.
Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and 
adventurous, in good physical condition, like traveling, working in 
teams, and comfortable riding in small boats to access some survey 
sites. This position often 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. 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.

SONGBIRD TELEMETRY FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer:  University of New Brunswick
Location:  Northern New Brunswick, Canada
Country:  Canada
Last Date to Apply:     24 Mar 2017
Breeding territory mapping of a threatened migratory songbird, the 
Bicknell’s Thrush.
Field technicians are required for the coming summer (end of May through 
to end of July, with possibility of extension into August) field season 
for a study on breeding territories of the Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus 
bicknelli). Responsibilities in the field will be a combination of 
manual telemetry, mist-netting and banding. Technicians are expected to 
help with maintaining gear, data entry and camp responsibilities. 
Technicians should be prepared for rugged conditions in the wilderness 
such as camping, insects (black flies, mosquitos) and inclement weather. 
Applicants should be comfortable waking up with the birds (as early as 
4AM), be prepared for flexible schedules and long working hours. 
Applicants MUST be comfortable living, traveling, and working closely in 
a small group in basic conditions.
Essential skills and experience: **Able to work independently **Good 
physical fitness **Experience handling songbirds **Experience using 
hand-held telemetry **Comfortable using map/GPS & compass
Additional assets: **First Aid (Wilderness First Aid/Response a plus) 
**Banding experience **Valid driver’s license
Compensation/salary **Housing and food at study site provided **Pay is 
approximately $4000 for the summer
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV/resume to CHRIS WARD (EM: 
chrisward27 AT gmail.com) by April March 15th, 2017. Please note that 
these positions are pending funding.

VOLUNTEER FIELD CREW BAHAMAS LIVE-ABOARD
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Bahamas
Country:  Bahamas
Last Date to Apply:     30 Apr 2017   Open until filled
Conservian Bahamas April/May 2017 Live-aboard Schooner Expedition:
Shorebird Habitat Conservation
Volunteer Field Crew
We need your help to protect beach-nesting birds, nests, and young. 
Conservian is seeking a weekly crew of 8-12 enthusiastic volunteers for 
our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation project in April & May 2017 
aboard our 75ft research schooner. Field crew will assist project 
director with daily project activities. This is an excellent opportunity 
to gain field experience and shorebird ID skills. Trip cost for one week 
is $1,250 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, water, and ground 
transportation associated with project. Participants will fly to the 
Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle transport to schooner. A 
valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not included.
Project Summary: In 2017, Conservian, BirdsCaribbean, and partners will 
continue on-the-ground protective and restorative measures to limit 
human-caused disturbance, and control invasive Australian pine at key 
Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites in the Bahamas. Field 
volunteers will participate in collecting new data on shorebirds and 
seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected sites include Globally Important and 
locally Important Bird Areas and national parks of the Bahamas, such as 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulter Cays 
National Park IBA, and the Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco.
Project partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, 
International Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow 
AgroSciences, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand 
Bahama Port Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas 
Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco 
Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas 
Police Force/Marine Support.
Project Activities: **Protect, post & sign shorebird & seabird sites 
**Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & habitat **Observe/assist with 
bird banding (conditions permitting) **Control invasive Australian pine 
on beach habitats **Work with local volunteers to accomplish the above 
goals.
Our days will be filled with much adventure.  The focus of the work is 
surveying for beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests and young, and 
working with local volunteers to implement protective measures in the 
field. Focal species include Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, 
Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. 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. Field crew will assistant with 
collecting data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment and human-created 
disturbance.  Field crew will also assist with shipboard duties; 
sailing, cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, snorkel, and 
visit local island towns.
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good 
physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be capable of walking 
several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be 
comfortable living communally onboard a schooner and riding in small 
boats to access survey sites.
April/May expedition schedule and locations
Assist for one week or more:
Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- April 23-30 (Freeport GBI Int. Airport)
Week 2: Great Abaco, west- Apr/May 30-7 (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 3: Great Abaco, east- May 7-14 (Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-May 14-21 (Marsh Harbour/Nassau 
Int.Airport)
If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week or more as 
part of our Volunteer Field Crew: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) 
resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to 
MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all 
attachments with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will 
continue until positions are filled. See link to article on 2016 project 
from our supporters at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition

http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/ 

Go to our website Coastalbird.org for more information about our 2017 
expedition. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for more 
information on Conservian’s coastal bird conservation work.

HAWAII GALLIFORMES SEED DISPERSAL STUDY
Employer:  USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Location:  Hawaii Island
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     24 Mar 2017
Hawaii galliformes seed dispersal study: I am looking for a 4-month 
research volunteer (May - August 2017) to assist in a study of seed 
dispersal by galliformes (turkey, kalij pheasants, and Erckel’s 
franklins) at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii Island. 
Objectives of the study are to quantify the role galliformes play in 
seed dispersal, identify which plant species are being dispersed, and 
how far they may be moved. Duties will include capturing birds, radio 
tagging and tracking, collection of fecal samples, and identification of 
seeds from fecal samples. This study is a component of a larger NSF 
funded study to understand forest restoration at multiple trophic 
levels, and will be combined with similar information already collected 
from forest birds (Passeriformes). Hakalau Forest is one of the most 
important forest bird sanctuaries in Hawaii, and this is a unique 
opportunity to work in an incredibly beautiful forest hosting a 
spectacular bird community, while learning from and contributing to a 
multi-discipline, community-level ecology study that is strongly focused 
on gathering information important for forest conservation. Strong 
applicants will have galliformes capture and telemetry tracking experience.
Compensation is $1040/month per diem + very nice housing provided at 
both Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (work days) and Hawaii 
Volcanoes National Park (days off); transportation provided to and from 
work and for limited shopping. Airfare to Hawaii is not included, but 
airfare reimbursement from Honolulu to Hilo is possible.
To apply, please send a single PDF including a brief cover letter 
highlighting relevant experience, a resume, and the name, address, phone 
number, and email address of at least 3 references to EBEN PAXTON, (EM: 
epaxton AT usgs.gov). Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
but no later than March 24th.

GRADUATE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Employer:  Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Location:  Green Bay, Wisconsin
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     30 Apr 2017   Open until filled
The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at the University of Wisconsin-Green 
Bay seeks candidates for two graduate research assistantships available 
for students in UWGB’s Masters in Environmental Science and Policy 
Program beginning in September 2017 (with an option for summer 2017 
funding). The assistantships will require contributions to one or more 
ongoing field projects, including studies of birds and anurans Great 
Lakes coastal wetlands, northern forest ecology, or ecological 
restoration in the Green Bay ecosystem.
Applicants should have advanced identification skills in bird or plant 
identification and experience conducting field surveys.
The assistantships include a monthly stipend, health insurance, and 
opportunities for participating in long term, collaborative research 
projects with scientists from UW-Green Bay and other institutions.
Candidates must apply to the UW-Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies and 
submit an email letter of interest to Dr. ROBERT HOWE, Director of the 
Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at
(EM: hower AT uwgb.edu). The letter should include a description of 
relevant field experience and academic training. Review of candidates 
will begin on March 13, 2017 and will continue until the positions are 
filled.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN: IDAHO
Employer:  Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise State University
Location:  Idaho
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (2) needed for a study of breeding birds 
across Idaho (mid-May to mid-July) with Intermountain Bird Observatory 
at Boise State University. Primary duties consist of standardized point 
count surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry using Integrated 
Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians 
will identify hundreds of bird species while traveling across a wide 
variety of habitats including, but not limited to grassland, sagebrush 
steppe, riparian, pinyon-juniper, montane forest, and alpine. 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 scale. Please visit

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

for additional information.
Qualifications: Technicians must possess: (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), often in very remote areas, 
for the duration of the field season, (3) strong physical and mental 
endurance, and willingness to work long days in the field for 10 days at 
a time, (4) ability to navigate across rugged, steep, and densely 
vegetated landscapes using topographical maps and GPS units, (5) 
willingness to work in landscapes occupied by potentially hazardous 
wildlife (bears, mountain lions, moose, rattlesnakes, etc.), (6) ability 
to carefully navigate rough roads in a 4WD vehicle, (7) careful and 
accurate data collection/entry/management skills, (8) strong 
interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work effectively with 
private landowners, fellow technicians and the program manager, (9) 
personal camping/backpacking gear; multi-day, solo or paired backpacking 
trips may be required, and (10) a valid driver's license.
Compensation: This is a full time position for the duration of the 
project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14/hr DOE, plus a per diem 
of $30/day while working in the field. There may be opportunities during 
the field season for technicians to experience other IBO projects 
(Northern Goshawk surveys and banding, Long-billed Curlew nest searching 
and satellite transmitter deployment, hummingbird banding, woodpecker 
surveys, songbird banding, etc.). Technicians must use either their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) or a rental SUV provided by IBO.
To Apply: Please email a single pdf document that includes a one-page 
cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the 
position, your dates of availability, your resume, and three 
professional references to JEREMY HALKA (EM: jeremyhalka AT 
boisestate.edu). Please include your name in the pdf file name and put 
\"2017 IMBCR Tech\" in the email subject line. Positions will be filled 
as soon as suitable applicants are found.

POSTDOC: NATURAL SCIENCES PRE-PROFESSORATE FELLOWSHIP
Employer:  UMBC Biology - Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017
Natural Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship, 2017-2019
apply.interfolio.com/39954

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland 
Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the Natural Sciences 
Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. Candidates with research and teaching 
interests in all areas of Biological Sciences will be considered. The 
purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are 
committed to diversity in academia and prepare those scholars for a 
possible tenure track appointment at UMBC upon completion of the 
two-year appointment period. We are particularly interested in receiving 
applications from individuals who are members of groups that 
historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. UMBC is a 
national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through 
its Meyerhoff Scholar http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/ and Graduate Fellows 
programs (http://meyerhoffgrad.umbc.edu/), two of the most innovative 
and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students 
from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the 
Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in 
Biological Sciences, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and 
developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in 
STEM. The Department of Biological Sciences is a premier 
research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate 
programs (http://biology.umbc.edu).  Our faculty are engaged in 
cutting-edge research, which attracts major federal, state, and private 
funding.
The fellow will be appointed as a Research Assistant Professor for a 
two-year term beginning August 17, 2017. The fellow will receive a 
starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,000 for conference 
travel and preparation of scholarly work, up to $5,000 in instrument 
services, up to $10,000 for supplies /consumables, lab space, office 
space with computer, library access, and other privileges at the 
university. During the two-year term of appointment, most the fellow’s 
time will be devoted to pursuing research. In addition, the fellow will 
teach one course (one semester only) per year. Highly experienced 
research and teaching mentors will meet with the fellow regularly to 
provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy 
and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic research 
career, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical 
presentation skills. The fellow will also benefit from professional 
development opportunities across the campus. Candidates will be selected 
on the basis of scholarly promise and the potential to add to the 
diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their 
doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences (August 17, 2017).
Application Instructions: to apply, please visit apply.interfolio.com/39954
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who 
submit all materials to apply.interfolio.com/39954 by MARCH 15, 2017. A 
complete submission will consist of:
1) Cover Letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Three Letters of Reference 4) 
Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages) 5) Personal Statement 
that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity efforts and the 
mission of UMBC, and why you should be selected for this position (1-3 
pages) 6) Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)
Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. PHYLLIS 
ROBINSON, (EM:  probinso AT umbc.edu) however all application materials 
MUST be submitted through Interfolio.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE 
Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of 
women in academic careers.
Apply.interfolio.com/39954
Note: Contacting potential collaborators on the faculty encouraged, 
including Dr. Kevin Omland and Dr. Bernard Lohr.

FIELD TECHNICIAN, NW FLORIDA COAST/FRANKLIN COUNTY
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Franklin County, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     31 Mar 2017
Position Summary: From February to August, the Panhandle Florida Field 
Technician is the coastal bird biologist primarily responsible for 
beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work at sites in Florida's 
Franklin and Gulf counties including: Little St. George Island, Dog 
Island, Lanark Reef, Phipps Preserve and other sites as assigned. At 
these sites, the field technician is responsible for: Posting symbolic 
fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said 
posting;     Monitoring nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or 
predation;    Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including 
during seven, formal, one-week time windows (including color band 
resighting);    Non-breeding season shore/seabird surveys and band 
resightings; and    Helping protect sites from disturbance through 
stewardship activities, to include working closely with volunteers to 
chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, 
educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with 
posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through 
presentations at organizational meetings.
 From September through February, this position performs winter coastal 
bird surveys and resights color-banded birds, especially snowy plovers, 
piping plovers and red knots, assists with volunteer recruitment and 
management, training and appreciation, assists with the creation of 
educational signage about coastal birds, and helps conduct outreach to 
key user groups impacting coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.
This position is funded as full-time permanent for four years (through 
December 2020) with extension possible contingent on a secure funding 
source. The Field Technician will be based out of their home in coastal 
Franklin or Gulf counties. This is an exciting position for a 
professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as 
experience with solo operation of small vessels in nearshore marine 
waters and use of ATV/UTVs.
Essential Functions: With direction from the Monitoring and Stewardship 
Program Coordinator, the technician will ensure all sites are: 
**Surveyed weekly, including during the monthly state-prescribed 
beach-nesting bird survey windows; **Posted with symbolic fencing and 
signage by posting deadlines; **Monitored weekly for signs of 
disturbance and changes in nesting status; **Stewarded to the terms of 
Audubon’s contract.
Additional functions include the following:  **Entering survey data and 
band resights into the Florida Shorebird Database or Access database as 
directed by the supervisor within two weeks following the survey date; 
**Contribute to report writing and submittal for program contract; 
**Responsible for maintenance of program vehicles, trailers, boats, and 
ATV/UTVs as needed; **Mentor volunteers in monitoring, surveying, and 
stewardship activities; **Engage the public around coastal bird 
conservation through outreach at beach sites and through presentations 
to key constituencies.
This position is required to work independently or with another 
full-time staff and may be responsible for solo operation of boats to 
access large, remote offshore sites for survey work and posting.
Qualifications and Experience: **Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife 
ecology or related field required. **2-3 years' demonstrated expertise 
in shorebird and seabird identification and performing surveys a must. 
**Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work 
independently. **Experience working with partners and volunteers, as 
well as operating and maintaining equipment including boats, ATV/UTVs, 
trucks and trailers. **Demonstrated experience with performing field 
work in challenging coastal conditions. **Familiarity with coastal 
conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus. **Must be able to 
work long days and weekends, as needed, in Florida summer field conditions.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3122/field-technician%2C-nw-florida-coast-franklin-county/job 


BAY COUNTY ANCHOR STEWARD
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Panama City, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017
Position Summary:
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work in several coastal areas of Bay and Walton County. The 
primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers 
in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach 
around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily St. Andrews State Park, 
Shell Island, and Camp Helen State Park. 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 31, 
2017 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 other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Project 
Coordinator for the Coastal Bird Stewardship Program, the Bay County 
Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: **Chaperone 
and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays 
generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer per day on 
holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and 
schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. **Work closely 
with supervisor and staff, external partners, and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Experience and ability to communicate 
clearly orally and in writing. **Ability to recruit volunteers, train, 
support and schedule volunteers. **Work well independently and with 
other staff and volunteers. **A positive and diplomatic attitude is a 
must. **Capable 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 Bay and Walton 
County coastal areas preferred. **Previous experience with monitoring 
and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, 
but similar experience will be considered. **Interest in conservation 
and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3119/bay-county-anchor-steward/job

EASTERN PANHANDLE ANCHOR STEWARD
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Franklin County, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017
Position Summary:
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work in several coastal areas of Franklin County. The primary 
responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order 
to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the 
shore/seabird nesting areas primarily Phipps Preserve, Lanark Reef and 
St. George Island State Park. 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 31, 2017 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 other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Project 
Coordinator for the Coastal Bird Stewardship Program, the Eastern 
Panhandle Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: 
**Chaperone and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends 
and holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may run longer 
per day on holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting volunteers; train 
and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public 
outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. **Work closely 
with supervisor and staff, external partners, and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Experience and ability to communicate 
clearly orally and in writing. **Ability to recruit volunteers, train, 
support and schedule volunteers. **Work well independently and with 
other staff and volunteers. **A positive and diplomatic attitude is a 
must. **Capable 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 Franklin 
County coastal areas preferred. **Previous experience with monitoring 
and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, 
but similar experience will be considered. **Interest in conservation 
and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3121/eastern-panhandle-anchor-steward/job 


PENSACOLA BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017
Position Summary:
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work primarily within Escambia County coastal areas. The 
primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers 
in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach 
around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily at Pensacola Beach West 
and Perdido Key State Park. This is a full-time, 40 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 31, 2017 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 other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: Under the direction of Audubon’s Project 
Coordinator for the Coastal Bird Stewardship Program, the Pensacola 
Beach Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: 
**Monitor nesting birds and conduct minimum weekly counts of nests, 
chicks, and fledged young of each nesting species and enter/report data 
in the Florida Shorebird Database as directed by the supervisor. **Under 
direction of supervisor and partners, install symbolic fencing around 
new nest areas as needed. **Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches 
on weekends and holidays generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hours may 
run longer per day on holiday weekends. **Assist with recruiting 
volunteers; train and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and 
conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. 
**Work closely with supervisor, external partners, and volunteers in a 
positive and professional manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **Experience and ability to communicate 
clearly orally and in writing. **Ability to recruit volunteers, train, 
support and schedule volunteers. **Work well independently and with 
other staff and volunteers. **A positive and diplomatic attitude is a 
must. **Capable 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 Perdido Key 
State Park and Pensacola beaches preferred. **Previous experience with 
monitoring and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly 
preferred, but similar experience will be considered. **Interest in 
conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society 
a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3120/pensacola-beach-anchor-steward/job

GULF ISLANDS ANCHOR STEWARD
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Panama City, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017
Position Summary:
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work at Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS). The primary 
responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order 
to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas at the 
National Seashore. This is a full-time, 40 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 end of March, 2017 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 
other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: With the help of Audubon’s Program Manager, the 
GINS Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: 
**Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays 
generally. **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 other 
Audubon staff, GINS staff, and volunteers in a positive and professional 
manner at all times. **Report data in a timely manner.
Qualifications and Experience: **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, mileage reimbursement provided. **Must be willing to work 
weekends and holidays. **Familiarity with Navarre and Pensacola beaches 
preferred. **Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one 
shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience 
will be considered. **Interest in conservation and passion for the 
mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3117/gulf-islands-anchor-steward/job

NAVARRE BEACH ANCHOR STEWARD
Employer:  Audubon Florida
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017
Position Summary:
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many 
locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by 
surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from 
disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along 
beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor 
Steward to work within Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. 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 along the Navarre Causeway, 
Navarre Park and Pensacola Beach. This is a full-time, 40 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 end of March, 2017 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 other total loss of nesting activity.
Essential Functions: With the help of Audubon’s Program Manager, the 
Navarre 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 Program Manager. 
**Installing symbolic fencing around new nest areas as needed. **Conduct 
public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays generally 
between. **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 other 
staff, external partners, and volunteers in a positive and professional 
manner at all times.
Qualifications and Experience: **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, mileage reimbursement provided. **Must be willing to work 
weekends and holidays. **Familiarity with Navarre and Pensacola beaches 
preferred. **Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one 
shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience 
will be considered. **Interest in conservation and passion for the 
mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT:
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3118/navarre-beach-anchor-steward

POSTDOC: BIOREGIONAL-SCALE WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND FOREST RESTORATION
Employer:  University of Wisconsin - Madison
Location:  Madison, Wisconsin
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
Bioregional-scale Wildlife Ecology and Forest Restoration Project
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecologym, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work on a US Forest 
Service-funded, but multi-partner, project that involves the GPS-tagging 
of California spotted owls across a range of landownerships in the 
Sierra Nevada. The ultimate objective of this project is to link owl 
foraging information with a variety of spatially-explicit vegetation 
datasets to develop scientifically based approaches for maintaining 
viable owl populations and restoring the resilience of Sierra Nevada 
forests. The post-doc’s primary responsibility will be analyzing owl 
locational and movement data in relation to, for example, LiDAR and 
other remotely sensed data. The post-doc will spend approximately 1 
month in the field per year contributing to data collection. The 
successful applicant will also work with the advisor to develop 
additional questions, pursue related research directions, and apply for 
additional extramural funding.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in ecology or 
closely related discipline by the start date. Applicants should also 
have a strong background working with animal habitat selection models, 
GIS, quantitative methods, and spatially-explicit habitat information 
such as remotely sensed vegetation data. A strong publishing record and 
communication skills are essential.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS: The position will be 3 years in duration, 
beginning approximately June 1, 2017. Salary will be $48,000 per year 
plus benefits.
APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants should send a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a 
single pdf-file to Dr. ZACH PEERY at
(EM: mpeery AT wisc.edu). (See lab website: 
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/). The CV should contain a list of 
publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. 
Reviews of material will begin April 1, 2017 and continue until a 
suitable candidate is found.

EPI YELLOWSTONE FIELD INSTRUCTOR
Employer:  Ecology Project International (EPI)
Location:  Yellowstone
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     25 Apr 2017
Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring instructors to teach 
field-based science/conservation/environmental educational programs for  
middle and high school students. We are currently hiring for the summer  
Yellowstone wildlife ecology program. EPI is an international non-profit 
organization dedicated to addressing critical conservation issues 
through field-based partnerships between  local experts and high school 
students. We engage adolescent youth from  local communities and 
visiting youth from other regions in applied  conservation hands-on 
science and conservation as they learn about and  help protect 
threatened species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in  five 
countries throughout the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired  and 
empowered to engage in conservation efforts at home and worldwide to  
become the next generation of conservation leaders. More information 
can  be found at www.ecologyproject.org. Field instructors teach ecology 
and science lessons, guide students in accurately collecting data for 
research projects as they work alongside  scientists, transport students 
between field sites, adhere to rigorous  risk management protocols, lead 
students in leadership activities/games,  mentor field interns, help 
lead students in meal preparation, and  complete necessary course 
paperwork. The position will be open until filled. For a complete job 
announcement  and to access the application, visit 
http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/ .

GRASSLAND BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN - CENTRAL TEXAS
Employer:  American Bird Conservancy
Location:  Central Texas
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
GRASSLAND BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS (1) for the Oaks and Prairies 
Joint Venture through a partnership with the American Bird Conservancy, 
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State University, and other 
OPJV partners. Location: Central Texas. Duration: May 5-June 30 (2 
months), start flexible. Job Type: Temporary. Application Deadline: 
Until Filled.
Job Description: Point count technician (4) needed for grassland bird 
and quail population monitoring as part of a Coordinated Bird Monitoring 
Effort to assess the impacts of grassland management in the Oaks and 
Prairies region of Texas. Primary duties for all positions will involve: 
early-morning point counts to survey grassland bird communities; 
afternoon vegetation surveys; and data entry. Other responsibilities may 
include (but are not limited to) equipment maintenance, managing 
databases, proofing entered data, etc. Candidates will be expected to 
work long hours with early starts in relatively difficult field 
conditions (e.g., high temperature, plenty of sun). Housing will be 
provided and may include hotels, bunk houses, and other forms of field 
housing. As such, candidates should be flexible about housing and 
sharing rooms with other technicians. Preference will be shown for 
individuals that are willing to drive a personal vehicle to and from 
field sites. Mileage will be reimbursed. Personal vehicles should be in 
good condition and able to handle dirt/gravel roads. Note that road 
conditions may be difficult in some areas depending on weather.
Monthly salary will be $1,800
(housing included). This is an opportunity to be part of a large-scale 
grassland bird conservation effort involving many partner conservation 
agencies and organizations in Texas and Oklahoma.
Qualifications: Successful candidates for all positions will have 
excellent navigational abilities, meticulous data collection skills, the 
ability to work independently, good inter-personal skills, and a valid 
driver’s license. Ideal technicians will have extensive experience 
conducting avian point counts, experience with identification of Texas 
grassland birds, and estimating distances to detected birds. Must be 18 
years old or older and a US citizen.
To Apply: Please send electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the 
following in one document: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a C.V, and 3) the 
names and contact information for three work references to ANNA MATTHEWS 
(EM: amm146 AT txstate.edu). Review of applications will begin 
immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

SEASONAL BIRD BANDER
Employer:  Platte River Whooping Crane Trust
Location:  Platte River Valley, Nebraska Great Plains
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     17 Mar 2017   Open until filled
SEASONAL BIRD BANDER needed at the Platte River Whooping Crane Trust, a 
conservation and research organization. The bander will contribute to a 
long-term field project on grassland bird population responses to 
climate and habitat change in the Platte River Valley in the Great 
Plains of Nebraska, USA. This position involves working alongside staff 
biologists operating Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship 
(MAPS) stations for bird species including Dickcissel, Bobolink, 
Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Eastern 
Kingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, and Brown-headed Cowbird. Habitat 
includes native riparian tallgrass prairie and wet meadows, some of 
which are grazed by bison and/or cattle. For more information on the 
Crane Trust and its mission and work, see:
https://cranetrust.o...earch/research/
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This position starts on or around 
May 23 and continues to August 11 (~12 weeks). The work requires the 
ability to operate mist nets and safely capture, handle, band, age, sex, 
and measure birds, as well to enter and manage detailed data in a 
standardized format. The position entails a moderate amount of walking 
while carrying equipment (mist net poles, nets, banding gear), and 
pre-dawn starts to work days that sometime include challenging 
conditions (high speed winds, heat, rain, biting insects). We will 
operate six banding stations once every 10 days, for a total of 18 
banding days per month. Other work days will be spent with data entry 
and management.
REQUIRED SKILLS & CREDENTIALS: Previous bird banding training and/or 
experience, along with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, 
flexibility, enthusiasm for field work, and a sense of humor while 
working closely with one or two other people. Minimum of bachelor’s 
degree and/or equivalent experience in ecology, natural resources, or 
related field. The bander must be willing to conduct highly repetitive 
work while maintaining high standards for animal welfare and strong 
attention to detail to ensure data integrity. Prior experience operating 
MAPS stations (see: http://www.birdpop.org/pages/maps.php) is preferred 
but not essential.
COMPENSATION: Salary is $1,100/month ($3,300 for the field season) plus 
free shared housing and use of research vehicle (valid driver’s license 
required). Housing at the Crane Trust’s Wild Rose Ranch consists of a 
private bedroom with shared living spaces (kitchen, living room, etc.) 
and gender-segregated shared bathrooms. The bander will have up to 8 
days off per month, which may or may not fall on weekends, depending on 
weather conditions. Additional perks include living and working in a 
beautiful natural area in close proximity to a highly diverse ecological 
community of raptors, waterbirds, other wildlife, and wildflowers.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter that details relevant experience, 
a CV, and contact information for three references as a single PDF 
document to Dr. NICOLE ARCILLA (EM: narcilla AT cranetrust.org). Please 
write “seasonal bird bander” in the subject line of your email, and 
include an estimate of the number of birds you have extracted from mist 
nets and processed. Feel free to email before applying with any 
questions you may have. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive; 
final deadline is March 17, 2017.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT(S)
Employer:  University of Sheffield
Location:  Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah, Borneo
Country:  Malaysia
Last Date to Apply:     09 Mar 2017
I am looking for 3-4 assistants for 6 June until 1 September.
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, but highly 
experienced banders may commit to a shorter period.
Compensation: Successful applicants may need to pay their own facilities 
fees, which amount to approximately US$25/day, as well as all travel 
expenses. Note that in the past I have been able to cover in-country 
expenses at least partially, but I cannot commit to doing so at this 
time; thus, applicants should be prepared to pay for themselves in full.
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.tomassi AT gmail.com). Include references who can 
attest to your netting/measuring skills and approximate number of 
passerines you have extracted and processed.

CERULEAN WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIANS
Employer:  University of Tennessee
Location:  Start in Knoxville, TN. Working in TN/KY/OH/WI/MI
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     16 Mar 2017   Open until filled
AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed for 4-5 weeks, beginning ~May 10th, to 
assist with capturing and marking Cerulean Warblers at various sites 
throughout the breeding range as part of a range-wide migratory 
connectivity project. The field season will begin in eastern TN or KY 
and likely end in MI, OH, or WI. Previous experience with mist-netting 
and banding songbirds is required, and those with experience 
target-netting forest songbirds using audio playback and with experience 
locating Cerulean Warblers by song will be given preference. Strong 
applicants will also have a passion for bird conservation, be physically 
fit, be capable of working in a rugged forested setting (with steep 
slopes, rain, insects, etc.), and work well in teams. Pay is $2000 for 
the ~month-long period. Housing will likely be provided for most of the 
field season, but we may be camping at times. Please send a cover letter 
highlighting your related field experience, a resume/CV, and contact 
information of three references to: DOUG RAYBUCK at the University of 
Tennessee (EM: dwraybuck AT gmail.com).

TOUR DIRECTOR
Employer:  St. Paul Island Tour
Location:  Alaska
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
ST. PAUL ISLAND TOURS
St. Paul Island Tours is operated by Tanadgusix Corporation (TDX), an 
Alaska Native Corporation for the Aleuts of St. Paul Island, AK, is 
currently recruiting for the following position: Tour Director. 
Location: St. Paul Island with frequent travel to Anchorage and other 
location for training and marketing seminars.  Status: Full Time - 
Exempt (Salary) Pay: DOE.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for all phases of the St. 
Paul Tour Program. The successful candidate will be an active 
participant in increasing St. Paul’s visibility in the global community. 
Initially the successful candidate will be mentored and trained by TDX’s 
current tour director. TDX is willing to provide educational 
opportunities in advertising and marketing for tourism development for 
the successful candidate. The position shall be the lead coordinator on 
all Island tourism planning and activities, including but not limited to 
working with the school Aleut Dance group, the Aleut Arts and Craft 
program, the TDX St. Paul Aleut Museum, and other related community 
programs.
The Director manages the day-to-day tour operations in addition to the 
following duties:
  **Supervises, motivates, and trains the seasonal tour guides. **The 
position leads and accompanies passengers **Manages travel to and 
on-island arrangements and services **Provides relevant information to 
the clients.
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and 
level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. 
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, 
responsibilities, and skills required for this position.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  **Work with TDX Management to 
prepare a 5-year business plan and budget for expanding tourism 
opportunities on St. Paul Island. **Serves as primary contact for the 
St. Paul Island Tour Program. Learn and provide general knowledge of 
island attractions and destinations. **Coordinate with the Island Aleut 
Cultural, Dance, and Arts and Craft programs so as to integrate them 
with the ongoing Tour programs. **Primary lead contact, Curator for the 
TDX St. Paul Aleut Museum **Create and maintain new and improved tour 
programs and destinations **Book and confirm tour reservations. 
**Coordinate with TDX Management marketing consultant on all aspects of 
the Tour.  o Send requested tour information and brochures and maintain 
the tour agency policies. o Identify partner agencies for wider 
distribution of tour attractions.  **Coordinate with Airlines to confirm 
tourist flights to and from St. Paul. **Maintain and update the tour web 
site (www.stpaultour.com). **Create and maintain on an annual basis the 
passenger list for the tour program that is to be used to greet and 
escort the passengers at the Airport for the trip to St. Paul. 
**Coordinate and update the King Eider Hotel Manager on St. Paul 
regarding tour passengers  o Work with King Eider Hotel to promote hotel 
packages with the tour and as standalone offerings **Responsible for 
posting the tour guide positions, hiring and managing the tour guides 
during the summer and fall tour seasons on St. Paul **Complete and 
maintain the tour reports, daily worksheets and expense reports **Report 
quarterly to the TDX Board of Directors on the progress of the tour 
program updates to the tour business plan and budget forecasts. 
**Develop calendar and strategy for attending birding conventions, 
tourism seminars and travel shows.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED  **Two year(s) 
college degree or education preferred **One year of management 
experience with supervisory responsibilities preferred. **Knowledge of 
200 species of birds known to the St. Paul Island region. **An interest 
in expanding his/her knowledge of marine ecosystems **Tourism and/or 
hospitality industry experience **An outgoing personality and positive 
approach to problem solving is required **An interest in travel, 
geography, history and native culture **CDL license may be required and 
willing to assist as a Tour Guide when needed **Computer skills 
required: MS Word, Excel and Adobe. **Tour Director objectives will 
include but not limited to the following areas:  o Customer service o 
Verbal communication o Presentations and public speaking o Research o 
Time management o Leadership   EXPECTATION FOR ALL TDX EMPLOYEES: 
Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting 
excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personal 
accountability, and commitment to our community.
Note This job description in no way states or implies that these are the 
only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required 
to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties 
requested by his or her supervisor. The statements herein are intended 
to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the 
employee in this position. They are not to be constructed as an 
exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a 
person in this position. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract 
for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of TDX 
Holdings TDX is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer with an Alaska 
Native Shareholder hire preference (PL93-638) We do not discriminate 
based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, 
citizenship, sexual orientation, disability or disabled veteran or 
veteran of the Vietnam era
Please submit cover letter and resume by email to (EM: HR AT 
TDXcorp.com) or by faxing to (907) 278- 2316. This Position is Open 
Until Filled.

CRANE AND CONSERVATION NATURALIST
Employer:  International Crane Foundation
Location:  Baraboo, WI
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill one of four 
Crane and Conservation Naturalist Intern positions in 2017.
ICF Background: ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world's 15 
crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and 
inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the 
ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects 
all around the world the headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI one hour 
north of Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public every day from April 
15th to October 31st each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species 
are on live-display at our facility. For more information, please visit 
our website at www.savingcranes.org  ICF Crane and Conservation 
Naturalist Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience working with 
the Conservation Education Department and will: **Develop and lead daily 
interpretive tours at ICF for visiting schools, community organizations, 
private groups, and the general public. **Interact and assist with the 
sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, 
and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis. **Assist in the 
completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, 
and objectives of the ICF Conservation Education Department (e.g. help 
design and develop self-guided written or audio media; write, film and 
edit short films about ICF’s work; create, test, and evaluate 
interpretive programs; design interpretive wayside panels; organize and 
implement on-site events; or research policy related projects and 
initiatives, etc.) **Conduct duties associated with opening/closing the 
visitor center, exhibits, and gift shop on a daily basis. **Achieve 
experience planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs and 
written materials. **Learn about ICF project initiatives related to 
crane ecology, behavior, and husbandry; field conservation and ecology; 
and ecosystem restoration techniques and processes. **Have the 
opportunity to volunteer with other departments and participate in job 
shadow experiences at ICF. **Gain exposure to wildlife conservation 
methods and endangered species management. **Meet and work with a 
variety of international colleagues and professional staff at ICF. 
**Educate and inspire people of all ages and walks of life about the 
world’s 15 crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend.
ICF’s Crane and Conservation Naturalist Internship begins March 1
st, 2017 and runs through November 17th, 2017. A taxable $565/month 
stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at 
no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal 
living situation and be able to work outdoors everyday in all weather 
conditions found in Wisconsin. Naturalist Interns will work weekends and 
will have two consecutive days off during the work week. The ICF campus 
is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful 
Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United 
States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must 
obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications:  B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines 
are welcome to apply, however studies relating to wildlife conservation, 
education, or biology are preferred. The applicant should have 
exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and a 
strong desire to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. 
Candidates should demonstrate an interest/background in the fields of 
interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, 
ornithology, education, digital marketing, graphic design, 
film/documentary production, and other related fields.
Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a one page cover letter, 
resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three 
references to: ANDY BINGLE, Interpretive Programs Manager (EM: abingle 
AT savingcranes.org, PH: 608-356-9462 x108). Positions are open until 
filled.

SAGEBRUSH/PRAIRIE SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS
Employer:  University of Montana
Location:  Roundup, MT
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
Field technicians (6-8 positions) are needed from late April/early May 
through mid-July (possibly extending into early August) for a migratory 
songbird study outside of Roundup, Montana. The study will investigate 
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 walking avian transect surveys in the early 
morning and nest monitoring in the afternoon. Major duties for all 
technicians include identifying prairie and sagebrush songbirds by sight 
and sound; identifying songbird nests and eggs; navigating with GPS 
units; entering and proofing data; and communicating 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 and 
variable schedule 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 is 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 must be willing to work a flexible 
schedule, 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 (CPR and first aid certification 
can be gained after hiring but prior to field work).
Salary: $1600 - 2100/month (dependent on experience). Housing is provided.

How 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 three 
references to KAYLA RUTH at the Avian Science Center at (EM: asc AT 
umontana.edu). Only applications with all attachments as a single PDF or 
Microsoft Word document will be accepted. Please write “Songbird Field 
Technician” in subject line. For further information about the project, 
please visit us at www.cfc.umt.edu/asc/opportunities/technicians.php.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN (STELLER'S JAY): CALIFORNIA
Employer:  University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location:  California
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     15 Mar 2017
FIELD Technicians are needed Spring/Summer 2017 to assist our study 
examining the ecology and behavior of Steller’s Jays in the Santa Cruz 
Mountains, CA. Research is being carried out in Big Basin Redwoods State 
Park to determine the spatial scale at which human-provided foods 
subsidize jay populations and threaten the viability of marbled 
murrelets, an endangered seabird which nests in these areas. The 
position runs from mid-May through mid-August 2017. Major duties include 
capturing jays with mist nets, banding, blood sampling, conducting 
behavioral observations and point counts, and monitoring bird movements 
using radio telemetry.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience mist 
netting, banding, and handling birds. An interest in or experience with 
wildlife biology or natural resources is a plus. Good organizational 
skills, the ability to endure early mornings, some long days, work 
independently and within a team, and a willingness to travel and work an 
unusual schedule are essential. The position requires individuals who 
are not hearing impaired (to detect radio signals from birds) and 
requires that individuals can differentiate colors (for sighting of 
color-banded birds). Applicants must also be familiar navigating by map 
and GPS and be willing to regularly perform simple data entry tasks. A 
clean driving record and valid driver’s license is required. Technicians 
will receive a monthly stipend and will be provided with shared housing.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, CV and 
contact information for at least 2 references to RACHEL SILLER (EM: 
rssiller AT wisc.edu). Closing date for application is March 15, 2017, 
but please submit materials as soon as possible.

WILDLIFE CARE INTERN
Employer:  The Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR)
Location:  San Isidiro, Heredia
Country:  Costa Rica
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP 3-month minimum, a longer duration is 
appreciated. Starting anytime. LOCATION OF INTERNSHIP The Toucan Rescue 
Ranch (TRR) San Isidiro, Heredia, Costa Rica.
Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study 
of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. We receive and care for 
confiscated, sick and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR 
gives them a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical 
treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning them to its 
natural environment. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rican 
wildlife rescue facility and a 501c3 charitable organization in the 
United States (EIN: 80-0516453).
WILDLIFE CARE INTERN DESCRIPTION: The Toucan Rescue Ranch is looking for 
interns to work with Ranch staff to complete the daily feeding and care 
of the over 170 animals living at the Ranch. Interns start the day 
helping with the morning feeding. This includes chopping fruit and 
vegetables, feeding the adult sloths, accompanying a staff member 
feeding and providing fresh water for the over 150 animals living at the 
Ranch. Depending on the number of volunteers, this can take a few hours. 
When the morning feeding is completed, the food for the rest of the day 
is prepped and then the interns move on to other activities.
WILDLIFE CARE INTERN ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
You will be working alongside volunteers and TRR’s small staff. You will 
be asked to various activities and have several 
responsibilities.Activities include: ** Cleaning animal carriers  ** 
Cleaning the clinic  ** Working with our biologist on enclosure 
enhancements ? ** Helping with general maintenance with our staff and 
volunteers ** Data entry for business administrators.You may be asked to 
help with other activities such as:  ** Cleaning bird and mammal 
enclosures ** Helping with the care of the animals in the clinic.  We 
are always open to suggestions. Let us know if you have a special skill 
you think will be useful.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:  All applicants require an animal related 
discipline or have some experience working with animals. Experience 
traveling to a tropical country, living in remote conditions are 
preferred.  Must complete required vaccinations and a tetanus 
vaccination. Must purchase current international health insurance while 
in Costa Rica.
Basic Requirements: **Must be 18 years of age or older  **Provide proof 
of health insurance and current tetanus vaccination  **Basic Spanish 
proficiency  **Moderate degree of fitness  **The ability to follow 
directions with attention to detail  **A positive “can-do” attitude and 
the ability to work well in a team environment **Experience working with 
wildlife or animals is a plus
Ensuring Best Practice Implementation: **Fostering practices that 
support and improve the Ranch’s philosophy, goals, and standards of 
care. **Maintaining quality medical care by establishing and enforcing 
organization standards. **Maintaining the TRR patient care database by 
entering new data and verifying findings and reports. **Maintaining and 
sharing professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional 
publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking 
state-of-the-art practices and participating in professional societies. ?
WORK SCHEDULE: The Wildlife Care Intern typically works five days a week 
with two days off. Days off normally will not be on weekends as these 
are often the busiest days at the Ranch. Workdays begin with animal 
feeding at 7:00am and end at 3:00pm. You will learn about your schedule 
and days off during your orientation at the Ranch. If you have any 
specific requests, please email Carol (EM: carol AT 
toucanrescueranch.org) to submit your request.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS: Internships are voluntary self-funded 
positions. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and 
immigration expenses.Housing: TRR will organize your housing with fellow 
volunteers and interns working for the center or at a local homestay. 
Expenses for housing and food will be $600-$800 per month.
I’D LIKE TO APPLY: If you would like to be a part of the TRR team, 
please send the following documents to (EM: info AT 
toucanrescueranch.org):  **One-page cover letter of interest – specify 
which internship(s) you are interested in and when you are available to 
start  ** CV or resume  ** 3-5-minute video explaining why you feel 
you’re the right candidate for the position (MOV file) ** Contact 
information for three professional references. We will promptly contact 
you to schedule a Skype interview after reviewing your application. If 
you have any questions we are always available via email to answer any 
questions.
CONTACT: Toucan Rescue Ranch, http://www.toucanrescueranch.org (EM: info 
AT toucanrescueranch.org), Carol Friesen, Business Administrator & 
Volunteer Coordinator (EM: carol AT toucanrescueranch.org).

TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH RELEASE SITE -- ANIMAL SPECIALIST INTERN
Employer:  THE TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH (TRR)
Location:  Nazareth, Sarapiqui
Country:  Costa Rica
Last Date to Apply:     31 Mar 2017   Open until filled
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP: 6 to12-months, a longer duration is preferred. 
Starting May 2017. LOCATION OF INTERNSHIP: The Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) 
ΓÇô Release Site Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study 
of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. We receive and care for 
confiscated, sick and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR 
gives them a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical 
treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning them to its 
natural environment. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rican 
wildlife rescue facility and a 501c3 charitable organization in the 
United States (EIN: 80-0516453).
Our Release Site is located in Sarapiqui, about 1 1Γüä2 hours from the 
Ranch. We are implementing both bird and sloth release programs and need 
dedicated individuals to care for the animals in their final stages of 
preparing for release.
PRIMARY ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Animal Specialist Intern will 
work under the direction of the Release Site Coordinator and Leslie. The 
Animal Specialist Intern will have an opportunity to participate in the 
following activities:
Animal Husbandry:  **Feed and monitor animals at the Release Site 
**Clean enclosures and general maintenance **Triage animals received at 
the Release Site. Triage will determine if the animal can be treated at 
the Release Site, needs to be sent to the Ranch for clinic care, or is 
an emergency requiring immediate direction from Leslie or Janet, our 
Vet. **Assist in exams and treatments **Animal enrichment **Backup to 
other Release Site Interns **Night time animal monitoring
Administrative Work **Manage cleanliness and ordering of animal care 
supplies **Evaluate and perfect quality of rehab animals’ diets 
**Complete thorough record keeping, and detail observations as needed
Animal Specialist Focuses **Initiate approved care plans related to 
treatments, procedures, medications and continuing care requirements for 
rescues received at the Release Site **Identify and communicate abnormal 
animal conditions by alerting supervisory personnel **Monitor delivery 
of care of rescues received at the Release Site by completing patient 
rounds, documenting care, identifying progress toward desired care 
outcomes **Review the care plan with wildlife in conjunction with the 
direct care providers
We are always open to suggestions. Let us know if you have a special 
skill you think will be useful.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have experience in a 
veterinary setting, have excellent communication skills, a strong 
interest in animal welfare and conservation. Course work in veterinary 
studies, primatology, zoology, environmental education, wildlife ecology 
or a related field is required. Experience traveling to a tropical 
country, living in remote conditions are preferred. Must complete 
required vaccinations and a tetanus vaccination. Must purchase current 
international health insurance while in Costa Rica.
Basic Requirements:  **Must be 18 years of age or older **Provide proof 
of health insurance and current tetanus vaccination **Basic Spanish 
proficiency **Moderate degree of fitness **The ability to follow 
directions with attention to detail **A positive “can-do” attitude and 
the ability to work well in a team environment **Experience working with 
wildlife or animals is a plus
Ensuring Best Practice Implementation:  **Fostering practices that 
support and improve the Ranch’s philosophy, goals, and standards of 
care. **Maintaining quality care by establishing and enforcing 
organization standards. **Maintaining and sharing professional and 
technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, establishing 
personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices and 
participating in professional societies.
WORK SCHEDULE: All Release Site interns work 10 days on and then have 4 
days off. Work hours will vary with assigned activities and will include 
night monitoring responsibilities. There are always at least two interns 
working. There must be at least one intern onsite at all times.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS: Internships are voluntary self-funded 
positions. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and 
immigration expenses.  Housing: Provided by TRR. Includes utilities.  
Meals: Provided by TRR. Other: All other costs are to be paid for by the 
intern. This includes travel expenses, medical insurance, entertainment 
expenses, and a 3-day trip out of the country every three months to 
renew your visa.
I’D LIKE TO APPLY: If you would like to be a part of the TRR team, 
please send the following documents to (EM:  info AT 
toucanrescueranch.org): **One-page cover letter of interest – specify 
which internship(s) you are interested in and when you are available to 
start **CV or resume **3-5-minute video explaining why you feel you’re 
the right candidate for the position (MOV file) **Contact information 
for three professional references.  We will promptly contact you to 
schedule a Skype interview after reviewing your application. If you have 
any questions we are always available via email to answer any questions.
CONTACT: Toucan Rescue Ranch,  http://www.toucanrescueranch.org (EM: 
info AT toucanrescueranch.org), CAROL FRIESEN, Business Administrator & 
Volunteer Coordinator (EM: carol AT toucanrescueranch.org).

WILDLIFE PROGRAM TECHNICIAN
Employer:  University of Arkansas Division of Agricuture
Location:  Monticello, AR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     08 Mar 2017   Open until filled
POSITION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas 
System Division of Agriculture, is seeking to fill a Program Technician 
position to support faculty research in the area of wildlife ecology and 
management that advances our understanding of waterfowl and upland game 
bird ecology. This position is a 12-month, one-year appointment with the 
possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and funding 
availability.
LOCATION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is headquartered at the 
University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the 
School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The Arkansas Forest Resources 
Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, has the mission 
of developing and delivering superior programs in research and extension 
that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest-based natural 
resources. Research is administered through the Arkansas Agricultural 
Experiment Station.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to work 
independently on assigned duties ranging from coordinating and 
conducting field and lab work, assisting graduate and undergraduate 
student with projects, and coordinating, analyzing, and interpreting 
data using spatial and statistical software. Research related 
responsibilities will include but not limited to capture, marking, and 
collecting of waterfowl, turkeys, and other avian species, operating lab 
equipment to conduct proximate analysis, maintenance of laboratory 
facilities, data management and collection, statistical and spatial 
analysis, and preparation of progress reports, presentations, and 
manuscripts.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: B.S. degree in Wildlife Management or closely 
related field in Natural Resources; experience handling waterfowl and 
turkeys; experience with managing data files; good oral and written 
communication skills; willingness and ability to work outdoors, in 
adverse weather conditions; knowledge of field and laboratory safety 
procedures; ability to travel, including overnight travel, a valid 
driver’s license; ability to lift 50 lbs; proof of eligibility to work 
in the United States. ADDITIONAL PREFERRED: strong quantitative 
background; experience with spatial analysis and statistical software 
such as SAS, R, and ArcGIS.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATION: Please visit http://jobs.uark.edu to apply for this 
position, NCA111P. You must electronically submit your cover letter 
describing your research experience and interests, resume, academic 
transcripts, and contact information for 3 references. Review of 
applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position in filled.
CONTACT: For application questions, please contact RHONDA PARRIS (EM: 
parris AT uamont.edu).  For additional information about the position, 
please contact Dr. DOUG OSBORNE (PH: 870-460-1448, EM: osborne AT 
uamont.edu). The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 
is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. 
Persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, or disability 
are encouraged to apply.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE AND GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS
Employer:  West Virginia University
Location:  West Virginia and Virginia
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
West Virginia University’s Division of Forestry and Natural Resources is 
seeking 2 technicians to assist with grassland/early successional bird 
point-count surveys, loggerhead shrike surveys, and vegetation sampling 
in West Virginia and Virginia beginning in April and continuing through 
June and possibly into early July. These data are being collected to 1) 
determine the status of loggerhead shrikes in West Virginia and 
Virginia, and develop surveys to better detect loggerhead shrikes 2) 
assess habitat use and occupancy of loggerhead shrikes in West Virginia 
and Virginia, and 3) develop multi-species occupancy models for 
grassland and early successional birds.
Technicians will be housed partially at a field house in southeastern 
West Virginia, but will be expected to camp during the field season in 
both West Virginia and Virginia.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 
the positions are filled. Job duties include: conducting roadside and 
off-road distance-based surveys for grassland and early successional 
birds, using decoys and audio playback to attract loggerhead shrikes, 
maintaining automated recording devices, and surveying vegetation.
Salary is $1,300-$1,600/ month (40 hrs/week) depending on experience. 
Housing (including camping fees) will be provided. Mileage reimbursement 
for personal vehicle use, or rental vehicles will be provided.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will be familiar with Eastern grassland 
and early successional bird species identification by sight and sound; 
conducting point counts; distance sampling methodology; and basic 
vegetation identification. Preference will be given to candidates with 
proven bird identification and skill. Candidates should be comfortable 
and competent working alone, willing to work long days in the field 
during hot and humid weather, able to hike in hilly areas, and 
enthusiastic about conducting avian surveys. Ticks, poison ivy, and 
curious cattle are likely to be encountered, and bears may be present on 
campgrounds. A BS in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Science, or related 
discipline is preferred. Selected candidates should bring their own 
binoculars and camping equipment, but other field equipment will be 
provided.
Duration: Dates flexible, but anticipated to start March 31 and end June 30.
Salary: Salary is $1,300-$1,600/ month (40 hrs/week) depending on 
experience. Housing (including camping fees) will be provided. Mileage 
reimbursement for personal vehicle use, or rental vehicles will be provided.
Electronic applications are preferred. To apply, send 1) cover letter 
outlining any specific work experiences with grassland/ early 
successional birds 2) resume, 3) contact information for 3 references as 
a single PDF file to: LAURA GRAHAM (EM: ldg0007 AT mix.wvu.edu). 
Contact: Further questions about these positions or this project can be 
addressed to (EM: cml0017 AT mail.wvu.edu), Laura Graham, Graduate 
Research Assistant, 937.248.6534 , West Virginia 
University, Davis College of Natural Resources, 221 Percival Hall, 
Morgantown, WV.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - TURKEY_ARKANSAS
Employer:  University of Arkansas Monticello
Location:  Monticello AR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     08 Mar 2017   Open until filled
The School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas 
at Monticello is seeking applicants for a M.S. Assistantship available 
beginning May 1, 2017. The assistantship is half time and carries an 
annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition.
Project: Eastern wild turkey populations in Arkansas have experienced 
decline in abundance over the past 10-years, which have prompted recent 
changes to state-wide hunting regulations and management decisions. As 
part of a multi-phase research project, we are deploying GPS satellite 
transmitters on 90 juvenile and 90 adult male turkey in the Ozark and 
Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas during 2016-2018. The successful 
applicant (GRA) will use these data to model movement and habitat use 
patterns of juvenile and adult male turkeys as a function of survival 
and local management activities. The GRA will be involved in capturing, 
marking, and transmitter deployment during winter. The GRA will be 
expected to master a variety of analytical tools used to model movement 
and habitat use including but not limited to ArcGIS, Program R, and SAS. 
Remote housing for field work will be provided. Candidates with working 
knowledge of ArcGIS and Program R are preferred.
Requirements: Applicants must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA or 
3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses and 
satisfactory GRE scores. A B.S. degree in a natural resources-related 
field is also required. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s 
license or obtain the same within 60 days of starting employment. 
Overnight travel is required as well as the ability to work outdoors in 
all weather conditions.
Location and Facilities: The School of Forestry & Natural Resources is 
located in Monticello, Arkansas in the southeastern portion of the 
state. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is also headquartered here, 
and is administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of 
Agriculture. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is the research and 
extension arm for forest-based programs within the State. Additionally, 
the USFS Arkansas Forestry Sciences Lab is located at the School. The 
School and Center maintain several state-of-the-art laboratories 
(hydrology, soil, quantitative analysis, silviculture, wildlife ecology 
& management) available for graduate research and education.
Application & Additional Information: Graduate program and application 
information can be found at http://www.uamont.edu/sfnr
Applicants must be admitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello 
and apply to the School of Forestry & Natural Resources before they can 
be considered for an assistantship. Applicants must submit all GRE 
scores, official transcripts, a statement of interests, and three 
letters of recommendation. Please indicate the position number above on 
all application materials and inquires. For additional information, 
please contact: For questions contact:\t  Dr. DOUGLAS OSBORNE, Assistant 
Professor of Wildlife Management UAM School of Forestry & Natural 
Resources, Monticello, AR 71656 Email is preferred (EM: osborne AT 
uamont.edu). The position is available until a qualified applicant is 
selected. UAM is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer:  WEST, Inc.
Location:  Eastern Kansas
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     31 Mar 2017   Open until filled
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size 
consulting firm with offices in 12 states. WEST has a permanent core of 
professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological 
studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. This 
unique blend of disciplines and our years of experience in both areas 
allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural 
resources issues from inventory to permitting to risk assessment to 
basic research. WEST provides consulting services to government, 
industry and other organizations.
Description: WEST has an opening for a biological field technician in 
eastern Kansas beginning in mid-March and continuing for several months 
or longer. Primary responsibility of this position is to conduct avian 
use surveys and maintain acoustic bat monitoring equipment at multiple 
sites but may also include other similar tasks. Strong preference for 
candidates with experience conducting field surveys and strong birding 
skills. An average work week may include 30-40 hours but could be longer 
or shorter depending on the project and seasonal workloads. Housing will 
not be provided. Compensation is DOE.
Successful candidates will: 1) be able to identify birds of Kansas by 
sight and sound, 2) be able to work long days in sometimes extreme 
weather in a remote field setting, 3) work well both independently and 
with others while maintaining a positive attitude, 4) be in good 
physical shape so they can occasionally walk on rugged terrain over 
uneven ground for multiple hours, 5) follow field and data entry 
protocols, and 6) have good communication skills. Accurate and thorough 
data collection is essential. Job duties require use of compass, Global 
Positioning System (GPS) devices, microphone devices, and digital cameras.
Compensation: DOE.
Start date: March 2017.
Requirements: Preferred qualifications include strong 
bird-identification skills, a bachelor’s degree in natural resources, 
wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent, and a minimum of 
one year of field experience.  Work will be independent but applicant 
must be able to positively interact with project managers, clients, 
landowners.  Proficient use of maps, compass, GPS, and other standard 
field equipment is required. Valid driver’s license required. Drug test, 
MVR check, and online driving instruction must be completed and meet 
minimum standards before selected candidates can start work per WEST 
health and safety policy.
Vehicle will be provided or mileage reimbursed. GPS units and other 
field equipment will be provided by WEST; however, field technicians 
must provide their own binoculars, cell phone, and suitable footwear.
Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated 
employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a 
family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.
Key Benefits:  **Competitive salary **Comprehensive Medical (working 30 
or more hours a week) **Sep IRA (100% employer contributions) 
**Scheduling Flexibility
Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a 
pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s 
minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A 
valid driver’s license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all 
health and safety requirements. This is a general description of the 
functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may 
be associated with this position.
WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals 
regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual 
orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other 
characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST 
takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated 
fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, 
advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
To Apply: Visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page, 
http://westinc.catsone.com/careers/%20
and select the job in which you are applying for. The application system 
allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the 
following prior to uploading: 1. Cover letter convincing the hiring 
manager why they should interview you 2. Resume which includes 
education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone 
number for each employer) 3. Three professional references (preferably 
those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email 
addresses. *Please note email applications will not be accepted*

AVIAN BIOLOGIST
Employer:  Terracon Geotechnique Ltd
Location:  Fort McMurray, AB
Country:  Canada
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
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 2017. 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-based role **Experience 
with bird deterrent systems is an asset **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 and 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 8-12 hour shifts
Become part of a great team by submitting your resume to (EM: careers AT 
terracon.ca)

AVIAN BIOLOGIST
Employer:  SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location:  Austin, Texas
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided
https://careers-swca...jun1offset=-300
More information about this job: 

https://swca.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=86049&hashed=1376643769 

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Avian Biologist to support 
our Austin, Texas office with projects in Oklahoma and potentially other 
states in the region. This position will be involved in a variety of 
biological studies, including conducting biological evaluations and 
assessments in support of Endangered Species Act requirements, baseline 
studies, and monitoring of project sites. This is a part-time, hourly 
seasonal position.
What you will accomplish: SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing 
employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental 
services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the 
largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering 
News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our 
website or need assistance completing the online application process due 
to a disability, please email (EM: accommodations AT swca.com) or call 
(PH: 800-828-8517). This contact information is for disability 
accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a 
response.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are 
encouraged to apply.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW -- AVIAN INNATE IMMUNITY AND IMMUNOGENETICS
Employer:  Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Location:
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided
The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will engage in a project focused on 
avian innate immunity and immunogenetics. Project seeks to reduce the 
presence of disease-causing microbes in the human food chain. 
Responsibilities will involve identifying the function of specialized 
avian MHC class I-like molecules encoded in a highly polymorphic gene 
region and defining the contribution of these molecules in avian genetic 
resistance to colonization by Campylobacter. Interested candidates 
should forward their curriculum vitae including a detailed personal 
statement on prior research accomplishments, specific research 
interests, and overall career goals to: Dr. MARCIA MILLER, Department of 
Molecular and Cellular Biology, City of Hope, e-mail (EM: mamiller AT 
coh.org).
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration: Candidates with 
a recent Ph.D. degree, with interest immunology/genetics and with skill 
in cellular immunology are encouraged to apply.
About City of Hope: City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, 
treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is 
dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other 
life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, 
patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in 
Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, 
where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in 
clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer 
Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member 
of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the 
nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes 
standards of care for cancer treatment.
City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants 
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected 
veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUMMER FIELD TECHNICIANS
Employer:  University of California
Location:  Susanville, California
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:     None provided   Open until filled
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Rangeland Management and Restoration Position
Working in Lassen and Modoc Counties (primarily)
These positions (2-3 positions available) will provide technical field 
assistance for a team of UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and UC 
Cooperative Extension Specialists (UC Davis) on multiple ongoing 
research projects in Lassen and Modoc counties, including: * Post-fire 
grazing management of intermountain rangelands. Evaluate post-fire 
grazing management and other associated land treatments on long-term 
effects on rangeland health. * Assessment of seeding and rangeland 
restoration practices in the intermountain and Great Basin regions of 
northeastern California. Evaluating effects of site characteristics, 
weather variables, and seeding methods on current plant community 
metrics and wildlife habitat values. * Assessing effectiveness of 
juniper control treatments and understanding site effects, treatment 
methods, and time-scale on subsequent habitat values for sage grouse and 
other sage brush affiliated species.
Responsibilities: * Conduct plant surveys, rangeland health monitoring 
protocols, and photo plots * Collect various types of data including GPS 
data * Enter data and perform data management * Work under close or 
infrequent supervision.
Technical requirements: * Completed or pursuing Bachelor's Degree in 
Biological Sciences, such as Range Management, Natural Resources 
Management, Agriculture, or a related subject * Course work in plant 
taxonomy or experience identifying plants in the field using a 
dichotomous key and/or ability to quickly learn native and invasive 
plants of the sampling area and associated natural resource issues * 
Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn vegetation sampling methods 
including line point intercept and nested frequency * Experience 
navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units, 
performing basic functions with GIS software (ArcMap), and navigation 
using topographic maps to locate plot locations in remote rangeland settings
* Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
Additional requirements: * Ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly 
changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse 
uneven terrain, carry upwards of 30 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise 
maintain good physical condition * Experience in and willingness to 
spend multiple days camping in the field * Provide personal camping 
equipment including but not limited to sleeping bag, tent, backpack, 
water bottle, hiking boots, utensils * Willingness to work irregular 
hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights) * Valid, state-issued driver's 
license and clean driving record * Experience operating 4WD vehicles on 
paved and unpaved roads, often in narrow or rocky areas * Ability to 
operate an ATV over uneven rocky terrain * Ability to work productively 
as part of a team, as well as independently under general direction to 
accomplish team goals * Ability to communicate effectively with team 
members * Excellent organizational skills.
Job Details: * 2-3 positions available * Position is based on an 
approximately 40 hour week with irregular work hours and schedule * 
Preferred starting date May 15 through August 19 (dates partially 
flexible) * This is an hourly paid internship ($12.86 - $17.86) * 
Possible shared summer housing available (~$180/month).
To Apply Go to: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1120 (for current 
students)
Go to: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1144 (for non-students)
For questions please contact LAURA SNELL (EM: lksnell AT ucanr.edu) or 
DAVID LILE (EM: dflile AT ucanr.edu)
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, 
protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC 
nondiscrimination policy.
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 26, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:51:18 -0500
There have been major changes at OSNA. For now, as a consequence, to 
POST or FIND ornithological jobs online, please go to the Ornithology 
Exchange, http://ornithologyexchange.org/jobs/index.html

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the same announcements that appear on Ornithology Exchange in a 
weekly/biweekly list. To subscribe, send the following message to: 
lyris AT cornell.edu  , in the body of the 
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ank. Please use the "plain text only" e-mail format option, include your 
own name in the message, and put quotation marks around your name.  If 
you need help, contact ctrine AT andrews.edu .

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Animal Husbandry:  **Feed and monitor animals at the Release Site 
**Clean enclosures and general maintenance **Triage animals received at 
the Release Site. Triage will determine if the animal can be treated at 
the Release Site, needs to be sent to the Ranch for clinic care, or is 
an emergency requiring immediate direction from Leslie or Janet, our 
Vet. **Assist in exams and treatments **Animal enrichment **Backup to 
other Release Site Interns **Night time animal monitoring
Administrative Work **Manage cleanliness and ordering of animal care 
supplies **Evaluate and perfect quality of rehab animals’ diets 
**Complete thorough record keeping, and detail observations as needed
Animal Specialist Focuses **Initiate approved care plans related to 
treatments, procedures, medications and continuing care requirements for 
rescues received at the Release Site **Identify and communicate abnormal 
animal conditions by alerting supervisory personnel **Monitor delivery 
of care of rescues received at the Release Site by completing patient 
rounds, documenting care, identifying progress toward desired care 
outcomes **Review the care plan with wildlife in conjunction with the 
direct care providers
We are always open to suggestions. Let us know if you have a special 
skill you think will be useful.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have experience in a 
veterinary setting, have excellent communication skills, a strong 
interest in animal welfare and conservation. Course work in veterinary 
studies, primatology, zoology, environmental education, wildlife ecology 
or a related field is required. Experience traveling to a tropical 
country, living in remote conditions are preferred. Must complete 
required vaccinations and a tetanus vaccination. Must purchase current 
international health insurance while in Costa Rica.
Basic Requirements:  **Must be 18 years of age or older **Provide proof 
of health insurance and current tetanus vaccination **Basic Spanish 
proficiency **Moderate degree of fitness **The ability to follow 
directions with attention to detail **A positive “can-do” attitude and 
the ability to work well in a team environment **Experience working with 
wildlife or animals is a plus
Ensuring Best Practice Implementation:  **Fostering practices that 
support and improve the Ranch’s philosophy, goals, and standards of 
care. **Maintaining quality care by establishing and enforcing 
organization standards. **Maintaining and sharing professional and 
technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, establishing 
personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices and 
participating in professional societies.
WORK SCHEDULE: All Release Site interns work 10 days on and then have 4 
days off. Work hours will vary with assigned activities and will include 
night monitoring responsibilities. There are always at least two interns 
working. There must be at least one intern onsite at all times.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS: Internships are voluntary self-funded 
positions. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and 
immigration expenses.  Housing: Provided by TRR. Includes utilities.  
Meals: Provided by TRR. Other: All other costs are to be paid for by the 
intern. This includes travel expenses, medical insurance, entertainment 
expenses, and a 3-day trip out of the country every three months to 
renew your visa.
I’D LIKE TO APPLY: If you would like to be a part of the TRR team, 
please send the following documents to (EM: info AT toucanrescueranch.org): 
**One-page cover letter of interest – specify which internship(s) you 
are interested in and when you are available to start **CV or resume 
**3-5-minute video explaining why you feel you’re the right candidate 
for the position (MOV file) **Contact information for three professional 
references.  We will promptly contact you to schedule a Skype interview 
after reviewing your application. If you have any questions we are 
always available via email to answer any questions.
CONTACT: Toucan Rescue Ranch,  http://www.toucanrescueranch.org (EM: 
info AT toucanrescueranch.org), CAROL FRIESEN, Business Administrator & 
Volunteer Coordinator (EM: carol AT toucanrescueranch.org).
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 14, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:59:10 -0500
There have been major changes at OSNA. For now, as a consequence, to 
POST or FIND ornithological jobs online, please go to the Ornithology 
Exchange, http://ornithologyexchange.org/jobs/index.html

The Birdjobs-L e-list will continue to be an option for receiving 
notices about ornithological jobs. Subscribers tothis list will receive 
the same announcements that appear on Ornithology Exchange in a 
weekly/biweekly list. To subscribe, send the following message to: 
lyris AT cornell.edu  , in the body of the 
message type: join Birdjobs-L "your name". The subject line should be bl 
ank. Please use the "plain text only" e-mail format option, include your 
own name in the message, and put quotation marks around your name.  If 
you need help, contact ctrine AT andrews.edu .

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GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN AND GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Oklahoma State University
Location: Osage County, Oklahoma
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 11 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: One technician is needed to assist collecting data on 
grassland bird response to energy development and rangeland management 
in Osage County, Oklahoma. The technician will be responsible for 
assisting with trapping greater prairie-chickens at the lek, nest 
searching and conducting breeding bird surveys. Other responsibilities 
will likely include data entry, equipment maintenance, limited 
vegetation work, and limited telemetry.
Research takes place on private property and The Nature Conservancy's 
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Housing is provided on the preserve. The 
position is expected to begin March 12 and go through the end of June 
with limited potential for 1-2 month extension. Pay is 9.50/hr (~$1500/ 
month)
Must be personable and able to work well with preserve staff and private 
landowners. Preference will be given to those with bird survey 
experience in grassland systems. Must be willing to live on the preserve 
during study as we will be starting before sunrise most days. Must be 
capable of working independently, hiking in low light conditions, and 
tolerant of weather extremes and bugs.
Apply early, as applicants will be reviewed as they are received. To 
apply please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and three references to 
(EM: david.londe AT okstate.edu). If you have any questions feel free to 
email or call at 307-287-1682

SHOREBIRD TECHNICIAN
Employer: James Bay Shorebird Project
Location: James Bay, Ontario
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Duration: 8 weeks: mid-July to mid-September
Salary: Depends on experience ($1,500-$3,000/month), travel to and from 
and food and accommodations at field sites provided.
Job Description: Migratory shorebird technicians are needed to work 8 
weeks at remote field sites along James Bay, ON. Technicians will be 
responsible for conducting surveys, re-sighting flagged birds, and 
trapping and banding a variety of shorebird species using mist nets and 
other nets. Field sites are remote: without running water, electricity, 
internet, or cell phone service; all team members should expect to share 
in all camp-life tasks (i.e., cooking, cleaning, collecting and 
filtering water). Shared, rustic field housing is the only option, as 
participants are flown to remote camps via helicopter. Please see 
https://www.facebook...orebirdproject/ for some information about the 
project.
Qualifications: Applicants will have remote field work experience and 
demonstrated knowledge of shorebird identification, capture and banding. 
Applicants must be physically fit (able to hike up to 20km a day across 
mud/marsh) and maintain a positive attitude despite inclement weather 
with biting insects. Applicants should have extensive experience banding 
migratory birds; experience banding shorebirds and NABC certification is 
preferred. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to 
work in a team are required.
To Apply: Positions start in the first week of July. We are looking for 
qualified individuals to fill positions immediately, so applications 
will be reviewed as they are received. Please send the following: (1) a 
short cover letter detailing interest in the position and how you meet 
the qualifications above, (2) resume, and (3) contact information for 3 
references to (EM: christian.friis AT canada.ca). Please send all 
documents in one pdf named: JB2017_LastName.pdf.
Number of Openings: multiple

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer: Great Basin Bird Observatory
Location: Nevada
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 29 Apr 2017
Open until filled
Description: EIGHT (8) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for songbird 
and habitat surveys in Nevada's backcountry between May 8 and July 16, 
2017 for Great Basin Bird Observatory. Half season appointments are also 
possible; the possibility of earlier starting dates also exists.  Duties 
include bird surveys via point counts and area searches, vegetation 
surveys, and data entry.
Qualifications needed include experience identifying western birds by 
sight and sound; ability to collect field data under challenging 
conditions (heat, cold, remote sites); familiarity with western flora; 
working knowledge of MS Excel for data entry; valid drivers license and 
experience driving 4wd vehicles. Training workshop for all survey 
protocols will be provided, but prior bird identification skills a must. 
Applicants must be in good physical condition, as long hours in field 
will be required in sometimes difficult terrain. Ability to work 
independently and in remote locations is a must.
Compensation: up to $2200/month (depending on experience). Housing will 
be provided in some areas, but remote camping will be required on a 
regular basis. To apply, please submit your resume and references by 
email to (EM: ballard AT gbbo.org).

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: USFWS - Carolina Sandhills NWR through Student Conservation 
Association
Location: McBee, South Carolina
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Open until filled
YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION - POSITION 
NUMBER PO-00698602
Position starts May 15, 2017 and ends August 5, 2017.
Internship pay is $85/week plus free housing and utilities.
Main duties include conducting Bobwhite Quail whistling cock surveys, 
collecting GPS data, assisting with red-cockaded woodpecker monitoring 
(including using a spotting scope to read band combinations and assess 
group status), cleaning out red-cockaded woodpecker cavities, mourning 
dove trapping and banding, and assisting with environmental education 
events, such as a Kids Fishing Derby and school groups. Applicant must 
be willing to be trained in climbing trees using Swedish climbing 
ladders and a climbing harness.
Qualifications: Valid driver's license and safe driving record; Biology 
and/or Wildlife Management degree major; ability to work a flexible 
schedule, i.e. early morning, 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; 
ability to work independently in the field with minimal supervision; 
ability to work well on a team, including good communication skills

SEASONAL FIELD ORNITHOLOGIST POSITION
Employer: Corvus Ecological Consulting LLC
Location: Mojave Desert of Southern California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 13 Mar 2017
Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field 
biologists for various projects throughout the Mojave Desert region and 
the Southern Sierra Steppe communities. All applicants should have an 
interest and basic knowledge of avian communities. Duration of 
employment will be from approximately March through June with a 
possibility for some work to continue until August. 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. 
Workers may be asked to perform a variety of tasks on various projects, 
so flexibility is necessary. 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.
We seek applicants with the following qualifications: · Prior avian 
field experience and demonstrable birding skills; · Prior camping 
experience and possession of personal camping equipment; · Minimum of 
B.S. in Biology and 2 years of experience in field ornithology or botany 
depending on applicant interest; · 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 vehicles.; · Excellent organizational skills and 
attention to detail; · Communication skills and the ability to work well 
with others are paramount for a successful candidate; · Genuine interest 
in birds and plants and a desire to collect quality data in a timely manner.
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; · Experience with field 
data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld data 
collection systems; · Wilderness First Responder training; Hourly 
compensation $15/hour plus a per diem stipend. 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 3rd 2017, whichever comes first.;

TERN COLONY BIOLOGISTS
Employer: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
TERN COLONY MANAGERS (2-3), 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.
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.
DATES (somewhat flexible) – Managers: ~3 May to ~19 July. Interns and 
Predator Control Assistant: ~7 May – ~12 July.
SALARY – Managers $15-20/h; Predator Control Assistant $11-15/h; Interns 
$11-15/h.
TO APPLY: You must apply online via the MassCareers website. Emailed 
applications will not be accepted; email address (EM: carolyn.mostello 
AT state.ma.us) is for questions only. Go to: 
http://www.mass.gov/...asscareers.html. Click on “Find a State Job” > 
“Job Search” > “Show Search Criteria.” Then under “Agency,” select 
“Department of Fish & Game.” Applications received within 14 days of the 
posting date (2/7/17) are prioritized.

RIVER POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab
Location: Madison & Missouri Rivers, MT
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Job Description: The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) is 
seeking experienced bird biologists to conduct point count bird surveys 
and vegetation sampling in riparian habitats along 500 miles of the 
Madison and Missouri Rivers in Montana. The positions will run from May 
– Aug 2017. Following training, biologists will work as a pair, canoeing 
10-30 river miles/day and camping in beautiful and remote areas with 
minimal supervision. Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically fit, 
and can expect long hours and spectacular country. Primitive camping and 
some multi-day river trips required. Monthly salary of $2,200-$2,520 
depending on experience, reimbursement for project related driving is 
provided, PLUS approximately $100 per week camping/lodging reimbursement.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have previous experience 
conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with the ability to 
identify western bird species by sight and sound and have some knowledge 
of western flora. Applicants must be able to work alone, follow detailed 
protocols, and hike uneven terrain. Experience boating and navigating in 
the backcountry preferred. A valid driver’s license, binoculars, camping 
gear, and a strong work ethic are required.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your bird identification 
knowledge/experience, resume, and contact information for 3 references 
as a single document to ANNA NOSON (EM: anna.noson AT umontana.edu ). 
Positions open until filled.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIAN
Employer:
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Location:
MT, ND
Country:
United States
Last Date to Apply:
15 Feb 2017
Open until filled
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds 
and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education 
and stewardship. Our work extends 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 cross-border collaborations. We monitor and identify 
population trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and 
managers in wildlife and habitat stewardship, and inspire audiences of 
all ages to be better stewards of the land. Together, we are improving 
native bird populations, the land, and the lives of people. Learn more 
about our work and programs at our website: http://www.birdconservancy.org
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Grassland bird populations, including those migratory 
species breeding in the mixed-grass prairies of the northern Great 
Plains, have declined more than any other guild of birds over the past 
few decades. This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of 
grassland-nesting songbirds on their breeding grounds including nest 
success and productivity, in addition to adult and juvenile survival. 
Focal species include Baird’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, 
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Lark Bunting, and Sprague’s Pipit.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Technicians (8) are needed for a 
demographic study of grassland-nesting songbirds in northeastern Montana 
and western North Dakota. Technicians are needed from early-May through 
early/mid-August 2017. Field duties include telemetry tracking, 
nest-searching via rope drag, vegetation sampling, performing point 
counts, assistance with mist-netting and banding birds as needed, and 
daily data entry. Applicants must be able to walk long distances 
carrying field equipment, and be able to work long days that begin 
pre-dawn. Applicants must also be comfortable working independently in 
the field.
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating most, or all, 
of the following requirements: REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
• Tracking birds via VHS radio telemetry • Ability to identify western 
birds by sight and sound • Nest-searching • Diligence in recording all 
data collected • Strong work ethic and enthusiasm while in the field • 
Must have the ability to share living quarters with others • Valid 
driver’s license with proof of auto insurance REQUIRED EDUCATION AND 
EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent field experience in 
ecology or a related field..
COMPENSATION: 2,2000/mo + free housing
TO APPLY: Email cover letter stating interest, resume, and contact 
information for three references in a single PDF to (EM: 
jacy.bernath-plaisted AT birdconservancy.org). Applications will be 
evaluated as they are received; final deadline is February 15, 2017.

SEABIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of New Brunswick
Location: Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Field technician needed from mid May to late August for a 
long-term monitoring study of seabirds (primarily Atlantic Puffins, 
Razorbills, Common and Arctic Terns, and Common Murres) on Machias Seal 
Island, New Brunswick. Primary duties include bird capture (box trap, 
mist-net, treadle trap, hand), banding, taking morphometric 
measurements, alphanumeric band resighting, productivity monitoring, 
feeding observations, predator control, and data entry.  For more 
information, please visit http://www.unb.ca/re...irds/index.html
Applicants should be positive, hard-working, and enthusiastic, and able 
to reliably work independently as well as in a team. The ability to 
meticulously collect and enter data is essential. Previous field 
experience banding birds is preferred, particularly seabirds. Canadian 
citizenship or residency is an asset.
Pay is $4000 CAD for the summer with food and lodging provided.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to 
MARK DODDS (EM: markdodds15 AT gmail.com). Applications will be reviewed 
as they are received.

SEASONAL FIELD CREW FOR FOREST OWL STUDY
Employer: HawkWatch International
Location: near Portal, AZ and near Ogden, UT
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: I anticipate hiring 1-2 individuals to support 
research/outreach efforts investigating small owl community and 
population dynamics in different western US forest types. This study 
utilizes teams of citizen scientists to search for and monitor nests in 
cavities or nest boxes, map natural cavities and measure attributes, 
measure habitat, and survey for owl presence. Field crew will train, 
support, and work with citizen scientists; maintain field gear; and 
ensure data completeness and quality. Applicants with experience and 
knowledge of the following will receive first consideration: 1) western 
forest flora (especially trees of SE Arizona's mountain and riparian 
areas and of N. Utah mountain forests), 2) working with small forest 
owls of western N. America (including nest monitoring, nocturnal 
surveys, and trapping and banding), and 3) outreach, education, and 
leadership experience. Crew-members hired for week-long expeditions with 
the anticipation being that individuals will stay on for multiple (3-6) 
expeditions, which run between early May and mid-July (most are during 
June). Compensation is $1000-$1300/week plus room and board during 
expeditions. To apply send a cover letter, CV, and contact information 
for two references to DAVE OLEYAR (EM: doleyar AT hawkwatch.org). 
Application review is ongoing and positions are open until filled.

AVIAN POINT COUNT AND TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN
Employer: Mississippi State University
Location: Scooba, MS
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
Salary: 1600-1800/month DOE
Start Date: May 3rd
End Date: July 25th
Job Description: One technician is needed to collect field data for a 
graduate project investigating the effects of hardwood control in 
managed pine forests on bird abundance and diversity. Technician duties 
will include daily point count surveys as well as mist-netting, banding, 
and tracking yellow-breasted chats with radio telemetry equipment. 
Additional duties will include vegetation surveys and data entry. The 
study sites are located in extremely dense and shrubby pine stands in 
rural Mississippi, where workers will be exposed to ticks and venomous 
snakes. This research will help improve our understanding of how early 
successional bird species use pine forests in an effort to make these 
forests more ecologically sustainable. Housing and vehicles for 
fieldwork will be provided. The position will start on May 3rd and will 
end on July 25th.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position MUST have good eastern bird 
identification skills by both sight and sound and prior experience with 
avian point count surveys. Prior experience with radio telemetry is 
preferred. Applicants should also have the ability to maintain a safe 
and positive attitude while working long hours in hot and humid 
conditions. The ability to work well independently and live in close 
proximity to others is important. Qualified applicants will need to have 
a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
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 subject line to (EM: mrm897 AT msstate.edu) (MARLEE 
FULLER-MORRIS). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so 
early applications are encouraged.
Contact Person: MARLEE FULLER-MORRIS, (EM:  mrm897 AT msstate.edu).

FIELD CREW LEADER FOR RESEARCH ON WESTERN GREBES IN IDAHO
Employer:Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University 
of Idaho
Location:Cascade, ID
Country:United States
Last Date to Apply:17 Mar 2017
Populations of Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) have declined 
in abundance in the northwestern U.S. . We are conducting field studies 
to investigate the cause of the decline as well as test hypotheses to 
explain the function of colonial nesting behavior.
We will be placing cameras in the field to document grebe behavior and 
nest fate as well as conducting observations with binoculars and 
spotting scopes. In addition to observations we will also conduct nest 
surveys by canoe/kayak or wading. We will also collect eggs from nests 
for contaminant testing.
Housing will be provided for the applicant during the field season. 
Field housing may be rustic and may be a camp trailer, a cabin, or a 
wall tent. Field work will include various types of weather conditions 
(rain, snow, and heat), long hours, odd schedules, and physical work. 
Field work will require applicants to wade, canoe/kayak, and operate 
motorized watercraft.
Minimum Qualifications: • Education: B.S. degree in Natural Resources, 
Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, or related field • 
At least 1 field season of prior outdoor field work (wildlife or plants) 
in a job setting • Excellent skills in time and data 
organization/management • Demonstrated oral and written communication 
skills • Demonstrated ability to work independently • Must be available 
for employment from 15 May of 2017 through 15 August 2017 • Must be a US 
citizen or have a valid US green card to apply **Employment may be 
contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background and/or 
driving investigation.** Desirable Qualifications: · Experience with 
watercraft · Leadership experience · Experience observing birds Apply by 
sending a cover letter, CV, copy of college transcripts, and the email 
and phone numbers for at least three references in one document (PDF or 
Word) to DEO LACHMAN (EM: lach2475 AT vandals.uidaho.edu). Please write 
"Crew Leader" in the subject line of the email.

FIELD ASSISTANT (COMMON AND ROSEATE TERNS)
Employer: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply:15 Mar 2017
Open until filled
FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed to assist with restoration of rare and 
endangered terns to nesting 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.
May be required to spend up to 2-3 weeks living in rustic field camps on 
remote islands with no running water and limited to no electricity, and 
work on an irregular 5-7 day/week schedule depending on weather 
conditions and on an irregular boat schedule. 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. Must be comfortable 
with traveling on small outboard motorboats. Mainland field housing will 
be provided.
Qualifications: Candidates should be self-motivated, organized, mature, 
have a strong work ethic, pay close attention to detail, be able to live 
and work cooperatively with others, be able to maintain a positive 
attitude under a heavy workload, and be in good physical condition. Most 
incumbents should be willing to use own vehicles. Previous field 
experience, including bird banding experience and operation of outboard 
motorboats, is preferred. Work on weekends and holidays is expected. 
Must have flexibility for working long/irregular hours.
Compensation:$660/week. Shared field housing provided.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information 
for three references in a single pdf document by email to PAM LORING 
(EM: ploring AT eco.umass.edu). Use 'Buzzards Bay Technician 
Application: your last name' as the subject line of the email. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER TECHNICIAN
Employer: Texas A&M University
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Feb 2017
Job Description: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, mid-March through 
June (end dates flexible) for a research project focusing on the 
federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp Bullis Army base, 
Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, mist 
netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and 
others, depending on qualifications and skills.
Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely 
related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; 
ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with 
early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental 
conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison 
ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and 
thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 
vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good 
eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; 
flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move around; 
flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must supply your 
own binoculars.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience mist-netting and 
banding songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft 
Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or 
closely related field.
Pay: $10–12/hour depending on experience, expected 40 hours/week
To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis job application” in the subject line 
of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit 
cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and 
contacts for three references (preferably email address) in a single 
attachment to (EM: irnr.birdjobs AT gmail.com).

PASSERINE BANDER
Employer: Teton Raptor Center
Location: Jackson, WY
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Open until filled
One full-time, seasonal position available for projects with Teton 
Raptor Center and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation from mid-May through 
mid-August. Successful applicant will be one of two passerine banders at 
ongoing MAPS stations and responsible for banding nestling and adult 
mountain bluebirds in Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk 
Refuge, and private lands in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Main duties will be 
to conduct passerine mist netting, banding, and data entry according to 
MAPS protocols 2.5 days each week. Other duties are associated with an 
ecological study of mountain bluebirds, including nest box monitoring, 
banding, re-sighting, and data entry.
At least two seasons of passerine banding experience required. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience leading banding 
operations, overseeing crew and volunteers. Applicants must be able to 
work independently, oversee and provide quality control for data entry, 
navigate via GPS, communicate well with volunteers and the public, and 
work comfortably in remote settings.
Compensation equivalent to $1500/mo in addition to shared housing (no 
smoking, no pets). Start/end dates somewhat negotiable to accommodate 
school. The Jackson Hole Valley is situated in the heart of the Greater 
Yellowstone Ecosystem. Countless hiking, fishing, and outdoor 
opportunities are within minutes of Jackson, WY; including Grand Teton 
and Yellowstone National Parks, five national forests, and three 
national refuges.
Please email resume with references to (EM: bryan AT tetonraptorcenter.org)

GRASSLAND SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN
Employer: Montana State University
Location: Malta, MT
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Job Description: Grassland Songbird Survey Technicians needed for a 
study assessing habitat quality for grassland songbirds in Northern 
Montana mixed grass prairie near Malta, MT. The project will run from 
May 10th into late July. The purpose of this study will be to collect 
data quantifying habitat quality for four species of grassland songbird: 
Baird’s Sparrow, Sprague’s Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, and 
McCown’s Longspur. Field work will consist of point counts, nest 
searching and monitoring by rope dragging, and vegetation surveys.
Qualifications: Applicants should have experience identifying western 
songbirds by sight and sound, preference will be given to candidates who 
have previous nest searching experience, especially those with previous 
experience with grassland birds. Technicians will be working in pairs 
with limited supervision, so must be comfortable both working in groups 
and independently. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able 
to work long hours, walk long distances while carrying field equipment, 
in extremely variable climates with biting insects. Applicants should be 
comfortable using and navigating by handheld GPS unit. Applicants must 
have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Compensation: Pay will be $1800/month. Housing for the duration of the 
field season will be provided, as will work vehicles for transport 
between the field house and field sites. Transportation to and from 
Northern Montana at the beginning and end of the field season will not 
be provided.
To Apply: Please email one document that includes both a cover letter 
and a resume or CV to (EM: john.pulliam AT montana.edu). Use “Grassland 
Songbird Technician Application” in the subject line of the email. The 
cover letter should explain why you are interested in the project and 
why your background and skills make you a good fit for the position. The 
resume/CV should have the names and contact info for at least three 
references. Please include your first and last name in the document 
title. The application deadline is March 15th, 2017, but applications 
will be reviewed as they are received so those interested are encouraged 
to apply early.

BEACH NESTING BIRD MONITORING TECHNICIAN
Employer: New Jersey Audubon
Location: Stone Harbor, NJ
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 25 Feb 2017
Description:
BEACH MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 1 April through 12 August, 2017 
for research involving monitoring nesting success and productivity of 
beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black 
Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as documenting disturbance and 
predation, in Stone Harbor, NJ.
Duties include, searching for and monitoring nests and conducting bird 
surveys; recording detailed observations and data in the field; 
monitoring beach nesting bird broods; documenting disturbance and 
predation; and data entry and management The position requires walking 
long distances over sandy beach, carrying equipment, and tolerating 
exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental 
conditions.
Previous experience working with beach nesting birds and conducting 
surveys required. Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must. 
Familiarity with GIS and use of hand-held GPS preferred. Applicants must 
be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work irregular 
hours, including occasional weekends.
Salary $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience. Must have a valid 
and clean driver’s license.
Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining 
relevant experience and three references (including email address and 
phone number) as a single PDF document by email to (EM: hr.research AT 
njaudubon.org). Application deadline February 25, 2017. New Jersey 
Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

NJ SEASONAL BIRD TECHNCIANS
Employer: NJ Fish and Wildlife
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 22 Feb 2017
Number of available positions: 2
Effective dates: mid-March through mid-June, with possible extension of 
end date but not to exceed 900 hours
Location: Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area and other sites in lower 
Cape May County
Compensation: $11-$16/hour, commensurate with experience; housing 
arrangements may be available
Job Description: The Seasonal Bird Technicians (2) will be responsible 
for conducting bird and habitat surveys in a variety of habitats and 
control sites in Cape May County, NJ. This information will be used to 
assess response of avian species to restoration activities and to guide 
future management recommendations.  Primary duties include, but are not 
limited to: · Point count surveys for bird species, using distance 
sampling methodologies · Conducting surveys potentially 6 days a week, 
including early mornings and possible weekend days · Habitat surveys · 
Data entry and some data analysis.
Qualifications: · Point count experience and the ability to identify 
birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound required. · Proficiency 
with GPS and range finders required, and knowledge of MS Excel and 
ArcGIS preferred. · Must be willing to work independently and as part of 
a team. · Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain 
for long distances, and be able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs. · 
Must have reliable vehicle, a valid and clean driver’s license, and be 
able to operate a vehicle in New Jersey. · Must be willing to travel in 
the State of New Jersey.
Application Instructions: Send cover letter, resume, and three 
references to MELISSA WOERNER via email ((EM: Melissa.Woerner AT 
dep.nj.gov) by February 22, 2017. Candidates must be available for 
interview prior to March 1st. Please include “Seasonal Bird Technician” 
in the subject line of your email.

BEACH NESTING BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Location: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ocean/Atlantic 
County, New Jersey
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: Monitoring and management of nesting piping plovers, as 
well as least terns, black skimmers, and American oystercatchers at the 
Holgate and Little Beach Units of the EB Forsythe NWR. Duties including 
locating and tracking breeding pairs, nests, and broods, band 
resighting, erecting predator exclosures, and data collection and entry. 
The breeding sites are not open to the public and generally remote; 
Little Beach is only accessible via boat. Will be working as part of a 
team of 5+ technicians, as well as coordinating with a team of piping 
plover researchers from SUNY-ESF. Work five days a week, including at 
least one weekend day. Degree in Biology, Wildlife, or Environmental 
Studies. Experience working with beach nesting birds or other related 
breeding shorebirds. Candidates with federal Motorboat Operator 
Certification Course (MOCC) will receive higher consideration. $10.50 - 
$12.50/hour (+housing option). Start date = ~ 4/1-15 End date = ~ 
8/1-15. Submit resume, cover letter, and list of references via email to 
TODD POVER (EM: todd.pover AT conservewildlifenj.org).

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN
Employer: Intermountain Bird Observatory
Location: western Montana/northern Idaho
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 10 Mar 2017
Open until filled
AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS (7) needed for a study of breeding 
landbirds in the montane forests, riparian and wetland habitats of 
western Montana and northern Idaho (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 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.
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.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (in 
ONE Document) via e-mail to CHRISTIAN MENY (EM: christianmeny AT 
boisestate.edu). Please put “2017 MT IMBCR Applicant- (w/ Name)” in the 
subject line. Positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants 
are found.

SEASONAL AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Idaho
Location: Southwestern Arizona and Southeastern California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
Open until filled
Dates: Approximately mid-June through mid-July
Salary: $10-$14/per hour DOE + Housing
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 Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, the Salton Sea 
National Wildlife Refuge, and nearby wetlands. The goal of the project 
is to document dispersal behavior of juvenile rails (distances moved, 
directions moved, and 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:
     Conducting marsh bird surveys
     Setting and checking rail traps in wetlands
     Capturing and banding Yuma Ridgway’s rails
     Attaching solar satellite transmitters to the rail
Applicants must be comfortable working with others; possess a strong 
work ethic; have a valid driver’s license; and be willing to live and 
conduct field research in remote areas in hot weather conditions. 
Candidates should also be comfortable with early morning field work and 
tolerate mosquitoes. At times, work will require working in marshes up 
to 3’ deep. Waders will be provided.
To apply please send, in a single document, a cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to (EM: eharrity AT 
uidaho.com). Applicants will be considered as they are received.

INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEERING
Employer: Mafia Ornithological and Research Centre
Location: Utende, Mafia
Country: Tanzania, United Republic of
Last Date to Apply: 31 Aug 2017
Open until filled
Description: Currently we're working away at finishing hand painted 
signs that we plan to post around the boundaries of different land use 
zones as determined by the Land Management Plan. With cooperation from 
the neighboring villages we're hoping to keep everybody happy - 
villagers and animals alike. Soon, we'll be finishing up large mammal 
transects. We are welcoming students and none for paid in volunteering 
and internship in Tanzania.
If you are willing to apply please contact with us at (EM: mafiaislands 
AT gmail.com) .

ASSISTANT BIRD BANDER
Employer: Massachusetts Audubon Society
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Duration: April 14 - May 31 2017.
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 an experienced 
bander to help conduct spring migration banding operations at Mass 
Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on wildlife rich Cape Cod.
Requirements: 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. 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.
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). Application 
Deadline: Feb 28th.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIANS
Employer: University of Waterloo
Location: Wyoming
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 10 Mar 2017
Job Description: The University of Waterloo’s Natural Gas Reclamation in 
the Sagebrush- Steppe Project is seeking bird research technicians to 
assist with avian point counts, monitoring greater sage-grouse fitted 
with GPS backpack trackers, nest productivity monitoring (songbirds and 
sage-grouse), and vegetation sampling. The research will be conducted in 
large-scale natural gas reclamation areas in sagebrush habitat in the 
Powder River Basin, Wyoming. The objective of this component of the 
research is to better understand the response of sagebrush obligate 
birds to landscape scale habitat reclamation.
Lodging will be provided in Buffalo or Sheridan, Wyoming. The work term 
will be from 01 May to approx. 31 August 2017 (exact end dates are 
somewhat flexible).
Primary Duties: • Conducting avian point-count surveys • Songbird nest 
searching and nest productivity monitoring • Greater sage-grouse 
monitoring and tracking • Microhabitat vegetation sampling • Data entry 
and data proofing • Operating 4x4 vehicles • Operating ATV’s Work will 
require long hours in the field in adverse weather condition, working 
alone and hiking long distances. Technicians must be able to work well 
with others, live side-by-side with coworkers and have good 
communication skills.
Qualifications: •Completion or enrollment in, a college/university 
program in wildlife ecology/management, biology, zoology, or other 
natural resource related fields •Have the ability to legibly record 
field data and enter data into a computer (Excel, Word, etc.) 
•Understand the use of GPS equipment and basic navigation with a compass 
•Have experience conducting field work •Be willing to work long days ( > 
8 hours) in the field and often 6 day weeks •Valid full driver’s license 
•First Aid and CPR training •Previous work with songbirds and/or 
sage-grouse is a plus •Knowledge of songbird bird identification is a 
plus •Training or previous work using telemetry or tracking animals is a 
plus
Compensation: Technicians will be paid $1850 USD per month and housing 
will be provided. Technicians will be responsible for their own living 
expenses (e.g., food).
How to apply: If you are interested in joining the project and spending 
the summer near the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming, please email a cover 
letter, resume, and at least two professional references to (EM: ckirol 
AT uwaterloo.ca). The study area is ~ 30 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming. 
Applications will be taken until 10 March 2017, or until the positions 
are filled. You can find project details at http://fedylab.uwaterloo.ca/.

BEACH MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIAN FOR BIRD STUDY
Employer: New Jersey Audubon
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
BEACH MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 1 April through 12 August, 2017 
for research involving monitoring nesting success and productivity of 
beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black 
Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as documenting disturbance and 
predation. Duties include, searching for and monitoring nests and 
conducting bird surveys; recording detailed observations and data in the 
field; monitoring beach nesting bird broods; documenting disturbance and 
predation; and data entry and management
The position requires walking long distances over sandy beach, carrying 
equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse 
weather and environmental conditions. Previous experience working with 
beach nesting birds and conducting surveys required. Proficiency with MS 
Excel and Word software a must. Familiarity with GIS and use of 
hand-held GPS preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently 
or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including occasional 
weekends.
Salary $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience. Must have a valid 
and clean drivers license.
Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining 
relevant experience and three references (including email address and 
phone number) *as a single PDF document by* email to (EM: hr.research AT 
njaudubon.org). New Jersey Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Pasadena, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Description: About the opportunity: Do you thrive in the pursuit of 
ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your 
clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and 
looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in 
delivering the highest-quality project work.
Our Pasadena office is seeking a part time, temporary Biological Field 
Technician to support a variety of biological studies including nesting 
bird surveys, plant community mapping, and desert tortoise studies.
What you will accomplish: Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife 
and vegetation baseline studies, and biological evaluations and 
assessments. Collect field data, including identification of fauna and 
flora. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other 
maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat 
types, and associated landforms. Photograph and record appropriate 
habitat, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will 
perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs 
maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rugged, 
back-country roads.
Experience and qualifications for success: **Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in 
Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management 
preferred; **Must have experience with vegetation identification, 
accurate data collection procedures, and data entry QA/QC; **Excellent 
communication and organizational skills; **Familiarity with Microsoft 
Office Word and Excel; **Candidates with Southern California natural 
resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, and technical writing experience 
are preferred.
How to Apply:  All applicants must apply through SWCA’s online system: 
https://careers-swca...ical-technician

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS FOR MARBLED MURRELET SURVEYS (OREGON)
Employer: Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Location: Oregon Coast Range
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 10 Mar 2017
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 murrelet season may be 
available for the excellent employee.
Salary is $2100-3100/month, depending on experience. Housing is provided 
in most areas, depending on the project, and occasional 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 of $750.
Coquille Positions
This season Turnstone has opportunies for particularly hearty and 
adventurous field technicians. These surveys will require a fair amount 
of packing in to remote sites in very rugged terrain with steep 
drainages and extensive vegetation to navigate through, often requiring 
spot camping at the site due to the long hike times. Some sites could 
take several hours to access on foot, in steep and deep coastal 
mountains. There will be multiple people on the crew, though individuals 
may still be separated by several miles in the field during survey 
periods. These positions start with a higher salary, and will include 
either crew housing or housing stipend. Most work will be conducted in 
the Coquille area, though some travel outside the area may be required. 
When applying, please indicate whether or not you wish to be considered 
for a Coquille Position.
Minimum Requirements:  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, hiking 
alone in backcountry 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.
To apply, please complete an application by navigating the employment 
section of our website (http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com). EMAILED 
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. These positions will remain open 
until filled, but application review and hiring is underway.

FIELD ASSISTANT (GREAT AND BLUE TITS)
Employer: Cornell University
Location: Oxford, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Description:  Volunteer field assistants needed for bird song research 
during spring in Wytham Woods, Oxford. You will be working alongside an 
Cornell University PhD student, recording songs of great tits and 
helping with data analysis and nest observations--there will be 
opportunities for both field and lab work. This position offers great 
practical research experience, ideal for someone seeking additional 
experience before applying for a PhD, but also would suit anyone who 
enjoys being outdoors.
The position would begin at the end of February and continue through 
May, though a shorter term position is also possible. Volunteers can 
work anywhere between 5-20 hours per week. There is also the opportunity 
to learn acoustic analysis techniques if you'd like.
Interested candidates please email a CV and a short summary of why you 
would like to volunteer to (EM: sck74 AT cornell.edu). No experience 
necessary--your appreciation of the natural world is the only requirement!

MONTANA RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVERS (2 positions)
Employer: Raptor View Research Institute
Location: MPG Ranch Bitterroot MT
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
MONTANA RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVERS (2 positions) needed to staff the MPG 
Ranch Raptor Migration Project, located in the north end of Bitterroot 
valley, near Missoula, MT. Project will run between 15 March and 15 May. 
Those hired will be paid an amount dependent on experience. Dispensation 
occurs every two weeks. All applicants must have good eyesight, be in 
good physical condition for daily hiking commute, be able to endure long 
hours in the field with inclement weather, have demonstrated excellent 
birding and in-flight raptor I.D. skills, and must be able to work well 
in a team environment. Observers will work in teams of two or more to 
conduct daily, standardized counts of the migration. Weather permitting, 
crew members will work 5-6 days per week, with additional project 
support provided by qualified, local volunteers.
Basic housing will be provided free of charge.
Send cover letter, detailed resume, 3 current references with phone 
numbers and email addresses, and dates of availability IN ONE ATTACHMENT 
by email to (EM: rob AT raptorview.org and ashreading AT 
raptorview.org). Positions are open until filled.

WHOOPING CRANE NATURALIST INTERN
Employer: International Crane Foundation
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill 
one Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern position in 2017.  ICF Background: 
ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world's 15 crane species and 
is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to 
involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital 
to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects all around the 
world the headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI one hour north of 
Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public every day from April 15th to 
October 31st each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species are on 
live-display at our facility. For more information, please visit our 
website at www.savingcranes.org ICF has initiated a program to raise 
awareness about Whooping Cranes. This program aims to create communities 
that care about the Whooping Cranes on their landscape.
Description: The primary duty of the Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern 
will be to assist the Whooping Crane awareness program. The intern will 
also assist with education and outreach at ICF headquarters that will 
include other crane species. The Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern will 
gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Conservation 
Education Department and will:   · Educate and inspire people of all 
ages and walks of life by providing Whooping Crane education and 
outreach programs in Wisconsin, including visits to public and private 
schools, homeschool groups, civic organizations, hunting groups, gun 
clubs, birding groups and other organizations  · Assist staff at the 
International Crane Foundation in outreach efforts to raise awareness 
about Whooping Cranes in Wisconsin. This could include media interviews, 
assisting organizing awareness events and fundraisers and other duties 
as needed. Develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF for visiting 
schools, community organizations, private groups, and the general 
public  · Work with hunters through hunter education classroom and 
online courses to raise awareness about Whooping Cranes  · Have the 
opportunity to volunteer with other ICF departments, state, federal and 
private partners and participate in job shadow experiences at ICF  · 
Assist in the completion of one or several projects related to the 
goals, work plan, and objectives of the Whooping Crane awareness program 
(e.g. updating K-12 Whooping Crane education materials, crane trunk 
program coordination)  · Interact and assist with the sale of admission 
tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site 
orientation as needed  · Achieve experience planning, designing, and 
evaluating interpretive programs and written materials  · Learn about 
ICF project initiatives related to crane ecology, behavior, and 
husbandry; field conservation and ecology; and ecosystem restoration 
techniques and processes  · Gain exposure to wildlife conservation 
methods and endangered species management  · Meet and work with a 
variety of international colleagues and professional staff at ICF  · 
Educate and inspire people of all ages and walks of life about the 
world’s 15 crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend.
ICF’s Whooping Crane Naturalist Internship begins Wednesday, March 1st, 
2017 and runs through Friday, November 17th, 2017. A $565/month stipend 
and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no 
charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living 
situation and be able to work outdoors everyday in all weather 
conditions found in Wisconsin. Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern will 
work weekends and will have two consecutive days off during the work 
week. The ICF campus is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of 
Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to 
work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a 
work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an 
internship. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines 
are welcome to apply, however studies relating to wildlife conservation, 
education, or biology are preferred. The applicant should have 
exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and the 
ability to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. Candidates 
should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of 
interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, 
ornithology, education, graphic design, film/documentary production, or 
other related fields.
Application Procedure: Applicants should send a one page cover letter, 
resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three 
references to: ELISABETH CONDON, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator 
(EM: econdon AT savingcranes.org PH: 847-347-5763). Positions are open 
until filled.

AMWO/GWWA FIELD TECH
Employer: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Location: various
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description:  AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) 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, West Virginia, 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. Housing with 1-3 other technicians and field vehicles, fuel 
will be provided. Crews permanently stationed in either Minnesota, 
Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, some limited overnight travel may be 
required. Some preference for location desired will be given.
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.
Pay is $ 1,800-2000/month, depending on experience.
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 (EM: darin.j.mcneil AT 
gmail.com, ke.johnson1987 AT gmail.com)

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW AND AMPHIBIAN TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Illinois
Location: Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 22 Feb 2017
Open until filled
Description: Seeking 1 Field Technician to conduct research and set up 
conspecific attraction trials for Grasshopper sparrows, and several 
amphibian species including Wood frog, Cope’s/Eastern gray treefrog and 
American toad at Fort McCoy military installation in Wisconsin.
Position will pay 14.50/hr and run from April 22nd until August 1 (must 
be able to start in April, end date flexible). Housing cost is not 
included. Field vehicles will be provided.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:  *Avian mist netting and banding 
*Sight color banded birds  *Locate and monitor nests  *Set up nest 
cameras  *Delineate territories  *Conduct point counts  *Conduct 
nocturnal frog surveys  *Mark frogs with VIE and toe clipping 
techniques  *Count frog egg masses  *Conduct Vegetation Surveys *Enter 
and organize data
Qualified applicants will have the ability to identify Midwestern 
grassland birds by sight and sound, have mist netting and banding 
songbird experience as well as nest searching experience. Successful 
applicant will have the ability to work long hours in the field, 
navigate with GPS and compass, be physically fit (able to carry 50lb 
batteries), deal with difficult field conditions, and have the ability 
to communicate effectively with army staff as well as other crew members.
Please send a resume and 3 references to STEPHEN TYNDEL (EM: styndel2 AT 
illinois.edu) with "Field Technician Application" as the subject line. 
Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.

BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECH - PEREGRINE FALCON MONITOR
Employer: Mohonk Preserve
Location: New Paltz, NY
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 03 Mar 2017
Description: The Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & 
visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking a qualified person to fill 
the position of: Biological Field Technician- Peregrine Falcon Monitor.  
The Mohonk Preserve helps to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and 
inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. The 
Preserve manages 8,500 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in 
Ulster County, NY through four integrated programs – Conservation 
Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection, and is a 
regional model for large-scale conservation planning.
The Biological Field Technician- Peregrine Falcon Monitor will perform 
observations and record data of breeding Peregrine Falcons on and around 
Mohonk Preserve. This hourly, grant-funded position runs for 12 weeks, 
approximately late March-late May 2017. This position will support 
departmental initiatives, outreach opportunities, and carrying out the 
Preserve’s mission. This position is supervised by the Director of 
Conservation Science and will also work closely with the Research 
Collection and Citizen Science Coordinator and provide information to 
staff in the Preserve’s Environmental Education Department.
Requirements include:      *Bachelor’s degree in biology, ornithology, 
or ecology preferred; experience conducting research on birds of prey; 
prior experience with falcons strongly preferred *Strong organizational 
skills and attention to detail essential *Ability to use spotting scope 
and binoculars  *Familiarity with data entry, e.g. MS Excel  
*Willingness and ability to speak with members of the public about 
scientific findings.
Salary: $14 per hour; approx. 20 hrs. per week.
Applications accepted via e-mail only. Please submit as a single PDF: 
cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references 
by 5PM EST March 3, 2017 to: (EM: research AT mohonkpreserve.org). 
Include in subject line “Peregrine Falcon Monitor”.
This job announcement is not intended to represent a complete, 
comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be 
required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other 
duties assigned.
No phone calls please.
For more information about the Preserve, visit our website: 
http://www.mohonkpreserve.org
Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SPOTTED OWL FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of California - Davis
Location: Chester, CA or Shaver Lake, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Description: Under the supervision of the Field Project Leader, the 
Field Technicians will:  1. Perform Forest Field study surveys for 
California Spotted Owls and other wildlife species.  2. Conduct 
nocturnal and diurnal surveys for owls to determine occupancy, nesting 
and reproductive status.  3. Collect data following a prescribed 
protocol.  4. May assist in the capture and banding of spotted owls.  5. 
Navigate on public and private road systems without direct supervision.  
6. Locate off-road study sites using compass, topographic maps and/or 
GPS unit.  7. Record field data in a legible manner.  8. Enter field 
data onto a computer database.
This is a limited position and is subject to 1,000 maximum hours 
worked.  Must be able to walk 1-3 miles in steep terrain, often at 
night.  Must have normal hearing and color vision, to hear owls and 
accurately record the owls' unique color-markers (color-bands). 
Willingness to work in the forest at night, sometimes solo with 
coworkers nearby.  Must have a valid driver's license.
Salary: $15.46-$17.93/HR
Minimum Quals:  -Experience handling animals.  -Experience assisting 
with the banding of animals.  -Record keeping skills to accurately 
record research data collected throughout studies.  Preferred Quals:  
-Previous animal behavior or animal study experience. -Experience 
working with research collaborators.
Apply through UC Davis: 
http://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75686

SEASONAL AVIAN TECHNICIAN
Employer: University of Georgia
Location: Otto, NC
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 09 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Job Description: SEASONAL TECHNICIAN (1) needed for a University of 
Georgia study using radiotelemetry to track the movements and habitat 
use of fledgling Veeries at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the 
Southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. Duties include: nest 
searching/monitoring, banding of adults and nestlings, tracking 
fledglings via radiotelemetry, insect and vegetation sampling, and data 
entry. The technician will also have opportunities to assist with 
adjacent long-term studies of Canada and Black-throated Blue Warblers. 
Field work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid July.
Qualifications: Experience with radiotelemetry and nest searching is 
required, with preference given for experience with mist-netting and 
handling of nestlings. Position requires good color vision, the ability 
to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather 
conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Position also necessitates 
attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive attitude for long 
days (8-14 hours) in the field with biting insects.
Compensation: A stipend of $1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with 
experience, will be provided in addition to housing.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to 
Will Lewis (EM: cardellina.canadensis AT gmail.com). Include “Seasonal 
Veery Technician” in the email subject line. Applications will be 
considered as they are received.

GUAM AVIAN CREW INTERN
Employer: Colorado State University
Location: Guam, Mariana Islands
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 05 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: This position, offered through Colorado State University, 
is part of a larger collaborative project aimed at restoring ecosystem 
function (specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Native seed 
dispersers have been extirpated or greatly reduced on Guam, largely due 
to predation by the invasive Brown Treesnake. Micronesian Starlings are 
the only remaining native avian frugivore on Guam; the population is 
largely restricted to Andersen Air Force Base and presumably remains 
because of its ability to utilize urban and suburban environments and 
its capacity to persist in areas under snake control. We aim to 
understand its role in dispersing fruits of Guam’s native trees. 
Additionally, by studying how this species has survived on Guam, we 
might be able to develop ways to expand its population, and thus the 
ecological functions it provides.
The avian crew intern will be engaged in a variety of work including 
tracking radio-tagged birds, operating mist-nets, collecting fecal 
samples from netted birds and identifying seeds in the samples, checking 
nests, and entering data collected. On occasion, the intern may be 
needed to help with other aspects of the larger project.
Qualifications: We seek exceptionally motivated applicants with strong 
interest in avian ecology and conservation. The intern will be 
supervised by a project postdoc and avian crew leader. A B.S. degree or 
higher in a related field is desired, although experienced 
undergraduates that can take an extended leave from studies will be 
considered for the intern position. The ability to work as a team and 
independently is required. We are seeking applicants with previous 
experience in field research and a willingness to learn new techniques. 
Experience with radio-telemetry and mist-netting is preferred but not 
required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible 
to work in the U.S. Experience with GPS and orienteering is highly 
desirable. Applicants should be comfortable working long hours in high 
temperatures and humidity, be willing to have a flexible schedule (night 
tracking to identify roosting locations and early morning netting, any 
day of the week including weekends), and be willing to tolerate at times 
tedious work (sorting fecal samples for seeds). This position will be 
physically demanding at times so individuals should be physically fit 
and able to walk over rough limestone terrain carrying awkward loads 
(telemetry and netting equipment). The intern must also demonstrate the 
ability to live in a large field house with up to 9-10 additional 
researchers. In return, you will experience living and working on a 
beautiful Pacific island and being part of an exciting conservation effort.
Payment: Intern ($800/mo). A round-trip ticket from the candidate’s 
current place of residence to Guam, shared housing, and access to 
transportation (shared vehicle) will be provided.
Start Date: April 15, 2017 or soon thereafter. This is a 7-8 month 
position (depending on start date).
Application Procedure: To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for 3 references to Dr. HENRY POLLOCK (EM: 
henry.s.pollock AT gmail.com). The cover letter should highlight your 
previous relevant experience, your dates of availability, and an 
explanation why you would be a good fit for this position. The subject 
line of your email should say “Avian Crew intern YOUR NAME”. Please 
attach the requested materials in a single pdf document. Incomplete 
applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted by 
5 March 2017.
For more information visit: Facebook at Marianas Avian Research at CSU 
http://www.facebook.com/CSUbirdcrew.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE TECHNICIANS
Employer: U.S. Geological Survey
Location: Nevada
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 25 Feb 2017
Job Description:  US Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with 
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Great Basin Bird Observatory 
(GBBO), is seeking to fill multiple positions for Technicians to conduct 
avian biological surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at 
multiple study sites across Nevada and California. Primary duties may 
include capture and handling of sage-grouse, lek counts, radio telemetry 
monitoring, nest videography, habitat sampling, avian predator surveys, 
data entry and management, and other biological surveys as needed. Work 
hours will be irregular and include nights and early mornings, as well 
as weekends. The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and 
challenging to work in. Temperature extremes can range from well below 
freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a 
possibility.
These temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to last from the 
first week of March through the beginning of August, with the potential 
for employment to extend depending on funding and performance. Primitive 
field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will be 
required to stay on site during work periods.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three 
references in a single word document saved with applicant’s last name 
to: (EM: rkelble AT usgs.gov and jpseverson AT usgs.gov). Please 
indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for a technician 
position. Cover letters and correspondence may be addressed to Rebecca 
Kelble and John Severson. Please include “Greater Sage-grouse technician 
position” in the subject line.
Positions will be filled as successful applicants are identified, and 
interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.
Qualifications: B.S. degree in a natural resource field preferred. U.S. 
citizen with valid driver’s license required. Successful applicants must 
possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in 
inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds). Ability to take 
direction and work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to 
learn and a desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic 
attitude and good communication with field supervisor is essential for 
all positions. Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough 
terrain is also preferred for all positions.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience 
assisting with wildlife field research. Previous experience with animal 
capture and handling and radio-telemetry are also preferred.
Salary: $2000/mo
Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov
Contact: REBECCA KELBLE and JOHN SEVERSON (EM: rkelble AT usgs.gov and 
jpseverson AT usgs.gov (Preferred)}

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE INTERNS
Employer: U.S. Geological Survey
Location: Nevada
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 25 Feb 2017
Job Description: US Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Great Basin Bird Observatory (GBBO), 
is seeking to fill multiple positions for Interns to conduct avian 
biological surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at multiple 
study sites across Nevada and California. Primary duties may include 
capture and handling of sage-grouse, lek counts, radio telemetry 
monitoring, nest videography, habitat sampling, avian predator surveys, 
data entry and management, and other biological surveys as needed. Work 
hours will be irregular and include nights and early mornings, as well 
as weekends. The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and 
challenging to work in. Temperature extremes can range from well below 
freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a 
possibility.
These temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to last from the 
first week of March through the beginning of August, with the potential 
for employment to extend depending on funding and performance. Primitive 
field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will be 
required to stay on site during work periods.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three 
references in a single word document saved with applicant’s last name 
to: (EM: rkelble AT usgs.gov and jpseverson AT usgs.gov). Please 
indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Intern 
position. Cover letters and correspondence may be addressed to Rebecca 
Kelble and John Severson. Please include “Greater Sage-grouse intern 
position” in the subject line.
Positions will be filled as successful applicants are identified, and 
interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.
Qualifications: B.S. degree in a natural resource field preferred 
although experienced undergraduates are encouraged to apply for intern 
positions. U.S. citizen with valid driver’s license required. Successful 
applicants must possess the ability to hike long distances over rough 
terrain often in inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds). 
Ability to take direction and work independently, strong work ethic, a 
willingness to learn and a desire to gain experience while maintaining 
enthusiastic attitude and good communication with field supervisor is 
essential for all positions. Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles 
over rough terrain is also preferred for all positions.
Internships will be offered to applicants that can demonstrate a passion 
for wildlife ecology, a willingness to learn new techniques and work as 
part of a team, and a desire to work hard in a remote but beautiful 
field setting. Previous field experience is desirable, but not required.
Salary: $900/mo living stipend
Website: http://www.werc.usgs.gov
Contact: REBECCA KELBLE and JOHN SEVERSON (EM: rkelble AT usgs.gov and 
jpseverson AT usgs.gov (Preferred))

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP – MIGRATION ECOLOGY OF AMERICAN WOODCOCK IN THE 
EASTERN UNITED STATES
Employer: University of Maine
Location: Orono, Maine
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Description:  We are seeking qualified applicants for a PhD position 
that will focus on migration and population ecology of American 
woodcock. As a component of their dissertation research, the student 
will participate in a research project that seeks to better understand 
woodcock migration throughout the eastern United States. The project 
will use GPS transmitters to collect data on woodcock migration during 
both fall and spring migratory periods, and will involve collaboration 
with a diverse array of project partners including state and federal 
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other universities. As a 
member of this collaborative team, the successful applicant will be 
responsible for working with project partners to capture and tag 
woodcock prior to migration, retrieve location data and manage project 
databases, analyze data, present results at meetings and conferences, 
and publish research findings.
The student will be a member of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, 
and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, and will be 
co-advised by Dr. Erik Blomberg and Dr. Amber Roth. Support for the 
student will come in the form of both teaching (~25%) and research 
assistantships (~75%). Stipend: $19,467 per year plus tuition and ½ 
Health Insurance Premium
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: We seek applicants with a keen 
interest in the natural world, a strong work ethic, and a desire to be 
an engaged member of a research lab with like-minded colleagues. 
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from a Wildlife Ecology, Biology, 
Natural Resource, or related program. Applicants should have a GPA >3.0 
and competitive GRE scores (>50% percentile), as well as strong oral and 
written communication skills and evidence of progress in publishing work 
from the M.S. degree. Previous relevant field experience, demonstrated 
aptitude for quantitative analyses, and strong recommendations are 
required. Ability to work collaboratively and to supervise field 
assistants is also required. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Other Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants 
with experience or demonstrated interest in avian migration, animal 
population ecology, and quantitative methods. Previous experience with 
avian capture and handling is highly desired. Prior experience or 
exposure through coursework with the following quantitative skills: 
capture-mark-recapture, spatial analysis, regression, population 
modelling, and exposure to maximum likelihood and/or Bayesian estimation 
methods. Experience using R for data management, analysis, and 
presentation of results. A record of effective communication, as 
evidenced by presentations at professional conferences and participation 
in collaborative research teams.
To apply please submit the following materials: A cover letter 
describing your qualifications for the position, a current CV including 
GRE scores and graduate/undergraduate GPA, contact information for at 
least three professional references, and a writing sample (master’s 
thesis or published manuscript). A single merged pdf is preferred, 
writing sample may be submitted separately. Please submit application 
materials, and address any questions about the position, to both Drs. 
Roth (amber.roth AT maine.edu) and Blomberg (erik.blomberg AT maine.edu).
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and should be 
submitted by 28 February 2017 for full consideration. The successful 
candidate must be available to start September 1, 2017. Contacts: Please 
address correspondence to both Drs. ROTH (EM: amber.roth AT maine.edu) 
and BLOMBERG (EM: erik.blomberg AT maine.edu)

M.Sc. IN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF TROPICAL BIRDS
Employer: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: UTRGV
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Description:  A small number of Biology Graduate Teaching Assistantships 
and NSF-sponsored Research Assistantships are available to study avian 
behavioral ecology in the lab of Dr. Karl Berg in the Department of 
Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Successful candidates 
will be engaged in ongoing research into vocal communication in 
Green-rumped Parrotlets in Venezuela.
Preference will be given to applicants that harbor a genuine interest to 
carry out field research in a foreign, Spanish-speaking culture and are 
willing and capable to be productive in a challenging, hot, humid, 
buggy, isolated, lowland tropical field site. Field work entails, but 
may not be limited to checking contents of nest boxes, video-recording 
nestling behavioral development and adults, mist-netting, banding and 
re-sighting color-banded adults, blood sampling and vegetation sampling. 
Lab and course work will take place on the historic, scenic and 
subtropical Brownsville campus, near the mouth of Rio Grande and Gulf of 
Mexico and includes: audio-video archival and analysis; sound 
spectrographic and statistical analysis. Expected outcomes include 
co-authorship in peer-reviewed scientific papers, presentations and 
preparation of grant proposals. NSF-sponsored research is a 
collaborative effort between UTRGV, the University of California at 
Berkeley, University of California at Davis and the Instituto Venezolano 
de Investigaciones Cientificas, offering the successful candidate(s) the 
opportunity to develop professional experience at the national and 
international level.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field 
with a minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum GRE scores of 153 (verbal) and 144 
(quantitative); experience or demonstrated interest in studying animal 
communication and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Qualified individuals who are interested should send an updated CV, 
unofficial GREs and transcripts, a writing sample and letter of interest 
to (EM: karl.berg AT utrgv.edu). Applicants will be reviewed as they are 
received and preference for Teaching/Research Assistantships will be 
given to those applicants that can meet admission requirements for Fall 
2017 (April 15th). More information can be found at 
http://www.utrgv.edu...index.htm#item3

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP--FIRE AND MIXED-GRASS PRAIRIE BIRD COMMUNITIES
Employer: North Dakota State University
Location: Fargo, ND
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 02 Apr 2017
Open until filled
Position Description:  One PhD assistantship is available in the School 
of Natural Resource Sciences at North Dakota State University. The 
student will be part of an inter-disciplinary team investigating bird 
and pollinator responses to restored disturbance regimes in native 
mixed-grass prairie. Grazing is a consistent disturbance on private and 
public grasslands throughout the Great Plains but within the Northern 
Great Plains this disturbance has been decoupled from fire processes 
that historically shaped and maintained these grasslands. This student 
will investigate patterns and dynamics of wildlife responses to the 
restoration and re-coupling of these disturbances in contiguous, native 
mixed-grass prairie.
Qualifications include a passion for ecological research and a strong 
academic background with an MS in ecology or related field. The student 
will be expected to work well independently and with a team. This 
student will interact with two other graduate students on the project 
and will be required to supervise a minimum of one technician annually. 
Evidence of excellent written and analytical skills are strongly 
desired. Experience in bird identification is necessary and the most 
competitive applicants will have experience working with birds and 
pollinators. Familiarity and experience with programs MARK, Distance, 
and R is preferred.
To apply: Submit 1 document (word or .pdf) that includes a 1) cover 
letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), and 4) contact 
information for three professional references to (EM: torre.hovick AT 
ndsu.edu). Applications that do not provide all required information 
will not be considered.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Employer: University of Alberta
Location: Alberta
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 15 Feb 2017
Description: The Department of Renewable Resources, in the Faculty of 
Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, 
Canada, invites applications for a tenure track position in Conservation 
Biology. The position will be filled strictly at the Assistant Professor 
level and those seeking appointment at other ranks will not be 
considered. Qualifications are a PhD, with strong interest and 
demonstrated experience in the science of biodiversity and applying it 
in conservation work. We seek an academic who takes a multi-species 
approach to biodiversity science working across scales (communities to 
landscapes) and focusing on northern ecosystems (aquatic, terrestrial or 
wetland).
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of 
independent research and graduate student education, including a 
balanced portfolio of ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research strong enough to 
attract excellent levels of competitive funding. This must include a 
commitment to developing strong relationships with university colleagues 
and to working with NGOs, industry, and government to serve conservation 
interests. We seek applicants possessing expertise in species 
identification for at least one biotic group, and especially encourage 
applications from those with special interest in applied work with 
invertebrate or fungal biodiversity. Teaching responsibilities will 
include regular courses and field courses in the BSc Environmental and 
Conservation Sciences and BSc Forestry programs and in the Department's 
course-based Masters, MSc and PhD programs. We particularly seek 
applicants with the desire and ability to teach quantitative approaches. 
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop a 
course in an area of particular interest to them.
The position is available immediately. An application package, including 
a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, 
curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and names of three referees should 
be submitted online through the link below.
The Committee welcomes applications at any time and will begin 
considering candidates on February 15, 2017, continuing until the 
position is filled. Candidates selected for an interview can expect to 
be informed during the month following the closing date with all 
applicants being informed once the position has been filled. Additional 
information about the Renewable Resources Department and our research, 
undergraduate and graduate programs is available at:
http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/

https://www.ualberta...fe-environment-sciences/programs/undergraduate-programs/degree-programs/environmental-conservation-sciences 


https://www.ualberta...fe-environment-sciences/programs/undergraduate-programs/degree-programs/forestry 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting 
requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) 
(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance 
Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social 
Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
Please see: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A108231456/

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ANIMAL CONSERVATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY
Employer: University of Manitoba
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 10 Mar 2017
*Department of BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES in the Faculty of Science at the
University of Manitoba*
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
*Assistant Professor in Animal Conservation and Behavioural Ecology*
*Position # 23366*
The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from 
Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) scholars for a full-time 
tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 
1, 2017, or at a mutually agreed upon time. The Department seeks an 
emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and 
research. Outstanding candidates in animal conservation biology and 
behavioural ecology will be considered, with particular emphasis on 
candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in 
ecology, ethology, physiology, genomics, evolutionary biology, or cell 
and molecular biology. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and 
preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes 
in animal conservation, behavioural ecology, and leadership in 
Indigenous student mentorship. Duties will include undergraduate 
teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the 
establishment of an externally funded research program, and 
service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track 
record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed 
publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to 
establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable 
research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential 
for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the 
ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Department currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track 
faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both 
undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of biological 
sciences. The Department has well-established and equipped research 
facilities including infrastructure for imaging using confocal and 
laser-capture microdissection, GC-MS, next-generation sequencing, 
high-performance computing, culturing, and analytical biochemistry, 
molecular and cell biology, animal and plant-rearing including growth 
chambers and greenhouses, and biological collections. The department is 
supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba 
departments including Plant Science, Entomology, Microbiology, 
Chemistry, and Natural Resources Institute and the Riddell Faculty of 
Environment, Earth and Resources and the Rady Faculty of Health 
Sciences. Further information about the Department can be obtained from 
http://umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences/.
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of 
Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the 
homeland of the MeÌtis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous 
Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 
2015-2020 strategic plan, Taking Our Place. Home to a vibrant Indigenous 
community, including 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, the 
U of M has one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the 
country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the National Centre for Truth 
and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous 
research and scholarship, and to becoming a centre of excellence for 
this work.
Manitoba’s Indigenous population is young and rapidly growing. 
Statistics Canada census data suggest that Indigenous peoples will 
comprise nearly 19 per cent of Manitoba’s population by 2026. The 
University of Manitoba’s role in reconciliation; its connections with 
Indigenous students, partners and communities; and its commitment to 
Indigenous achievement are central to the kind of future the University 
seeks to create.
The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province 
of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and the region 
provides exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation 
in all seasons.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity 
within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, 
members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with 
disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others 
who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All 
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous 
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 
Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she/they 
self-identifies an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadian.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a 1-page teaching 
philosophy, a 2-page research plan, a 1-page plan for leadership and 
mentorship in the context of Indigenous student achievement in the 
department and Faculty of Science, the name and contact information 
(phone and e-mail) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian 
self-declaration verification should be sent by email in a single pdf 
file to (EM: Dr. Judy.Anderson AT umanitoba.ca) by March 10, 2017.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ECOLOGY OR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Employer: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Location: Swarthmore College
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 27 Feb 2017
Description: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8895
The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for 
a full-time, 2-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor 
level, beginning September 2017. Teaching responsibilities for the first 
year include an intermediate-level course in Ecology, Applied Ecology, 
Conservation or a related field, with weekly laboratories or field work, 
and participation in the department’s team-taught introductory course in 
organismal and population biology. In the second year, teaching 
responsibilities are one intermediate level course with weekly 
laboratories or field work each semester. One of these courses could be 
identical to the course taught in the first year. Funds are available 
for travel to professional meetings and for summer support of 
undergraduate research collaborators. In addition to lab and greenhouse 
space on campus, the 200+ acre Crum Woods adjacent to campus can be used 
for teaching and research if desired.
Applicants should have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and a strong 
commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Submit a 
CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of 
recommendation through Academic Jobs Online by February 27, 2017. Review 
of applications will begin on February 28, 2017. Questions regarding 
this position should be addressed to the search chair, JOSE'-LUIS 
MACHADO (EM: jmachad1 AT swarthmore.edu).
Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and just 20 miles from 
Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts 
college whose mission combines academic rigor with social 
responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to 
diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates 
with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable 
commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from 
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 
For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, 
see our website, 

http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty 


COORDINADOR(A) PARA EL PROGRAMA DE CONSERVACIÓN PARABA BARBA AZUL
Employer: Armonia
Location: Bolivia
Country: Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Description: ARMONIA BUSCA UN COORDINADOR(A) PARA EL PROGRAMA DE 
CONSERVACIÓN PARABA BARBA AZUL
Armonía anuncia que el puesto de coordinador del programa de 
conservación de la Paraba Barba Azul está vacante, e invita a todos los 
profesionales comprometidos con la conservación de la vida silvestre a 
enviar sus papeles. La meta de este programa es evitar la extinción de 
la población silvestre de la Paraba Barba Azul que está en peligro 
crítico de extinción. Este programa los siguientes componentes: 1) 
Plumas artificiales para tocados Macheteros. Motivamos a elaborar 
tocados de Macheteros con plumas artificiales, en lugar de plumas 
naturales. En 2016 estimamos que más de 6000 parabas fueron salvadas 
gracias a esta iniciativa que comenzó en 2010. Esto muestra el efecto 
paraguas de nuestra iniciativa.
2) Nidos Artificiales. Desde el inicio de este programa registramos más 
de 60 pichones nacidos en nuestros nidos artificiales. Para el monitoreo 
de estos nidos artificiales, es necesario una persona metódica y 
observadora.
3) Educación. Gracias a nuestro programa de educación, esta especie se 
ha convertido en un icono de Beni, y el tráfico de la misma ha mermado 
casi completamente. Las actividades educativas son diversas y dirigidas 
a niños de escuelas (ej. charlas, talleres, ferias, y diversas 
actividades lúdicas/educativas que involucran enseñanza de aspectos 
diversos de la Paraba Barba Azul) y público en general.
4) Ganadería sostenible. Apuntamos a consolidar nuestra alianza con 
productores ganaderos que nos permitan proteger sitios importantes para 
la Paraba Barba Azul, y cooperar al productor ganadero a mejorar su 
productividad implementando un manejo más amigable con el ecosistema.
Armonía espera que la persona postulante tenga la capacidad de 
planificar y coordinar actividades con una alta diversidad de actores 
locales como la (ej. productores ganaderos, autoridades nacionales y 
regionales, representantes del sistema de educación e instituciones de 
formación superior e investigación). También, se espera que la persona 
postulante tenga la capacidad de mantener y profundizar relaciones con 
medios de comunicación regionales. Las características que Armonía 
específicamente busca en la/el postulante son: (1) una excelente 
capacidad de planificación adaptativa, (2) evidentes capacidades para 
socializar el proyecto, (3) capacidades demostradas para manejar 
organizadamente presupuestos, (4) la disponibilidad para residir 
parcialmente en Beni, (5) honestidad, (6) es absolutamente importante 
que la/el postulante mantenga una comunicación fluida con su supervisor 
y el resto del equipo de Armonía, (7) puntualidad, (8) excelente 
redacción e (9) idealmente una licencia de conducir valida.
Las/Los postulantes deben enviar una carta de intención no mayor a dos 
páginas, y su CV no documentado que no supere dos páginas en extensión. 
Estos documentos deben ser enviados al (EM: empleo AT armonia-bo.org). 
Con el asunto del email [Postulante PBA – Nombre Completo]. La/El 
solicitante debe mencionar su pretensión salarial en su carta de intención.
La fecha límite para el envío de postulaciones es el 28 de febrero de 
2016. Se contactará a los cinco postulantes mejor calificados para una 
entrevista personal y la posterior presentación de sus CV documentados.
NOTA MUY IMPORTANTE: La capacidad de transmitir sus ideas de manera 
coherente y sucinta es una de las características de mayor relevancia. 
Las/Los postulantes que no se tomen en cuenta las directrices descritas 
arriba para la elaboración de sus cartas y CVs no serán tomados en 
cuenta. Preguntas adicionales dirigirse a (EM: empleo AT armonia-bo.org)

BIRD REMOVAL TECHNICIAN
Employer: Meridian Wildlife Services, LLC
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 17 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: Meridian Wildlife Services, LLC is a dynamic, high-growth 
company that delivers guaranteed results for our customers. At Meridian, 
we provide innovative bird removal and bird management services for big 
box retailers, supermarkets and distribution centers. Our specialties 
include our patent pending Bird-N-Free Live Capture System, our 
Operational Process Analysis and our in-depth Facility Assessments.
Our motto: Embracing New Adventures Daily!
A successful candidate will understand and embody our core values:
     Being Professional at all Times
     Eagerly Optimistic
     Adapt and Overcome
     Commitment to Capture
     Humbly Confident
     Help First
Salary: Up to $2000/mo depending on availability and willingness to travel
Do you enjoy the “thrill of the chase?”  Are you looking for a way to 
get paid for doing something you enjoy as much as a hobby? How about a 
part-time job that will make you the most interesting person at 
Thanksgiving Dinner? Yes, this position is for real. This unique job 
solves a major health and safety issue for many grocery and big box 
retailers. Our technicians love what they do. Our patent pending process 
enables you to be the expert problem solver for the nation’s top retail 
brands. The ideal candidate will demonstrate:  * The ability to initiate 
contact with people they have not met, as well as gaining trust and 
credibility * A passion for problem-solving in a methodical manner as 
they gather information and analyze the environment * An efficiency with 
resources including time, equipment, and profitability * Patience and 
persistence to see a job through to completion * Great initiative and 
self-starting ability, as they will often work independently * 
Flexibility – in the lack of definitive work available, length of 
projects, and the fact that birds just do not keep to a specific schedule
If you read the above and said “that’s me!” then we encourage you to 
apply today.

SCIENCE OFFICER
Employer: Pelee Island Bird Observatory
Location: Pelee Island ON
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: PIBO’s Science Officer (SO) is responsible for all PIBO 
operations with an emphasis on science and research including but not 
limited to: administration, research, maintenance of PIBO field house, 
transportation and in conjunction with the Executive Director, staff and 
volunteer hiring and conduct.
  *The SO reports to the Executive Director. *The SO is a 44 hour per 
week position from April 1 to November 15. And a part time (20 hours per 
week) position from Nov 16- March 31. *Science Officer duties includes 
report writing, staffing, data management, and assisting the Executive 
Director and Board of Directors with fundraising. *The SO works 
part-time at writing (contributing to science journals and writing 
research grants) and research reporting from April to November.
In addition to managing the bird observatory and assisting the Board of 
Directors and Executive Director, the SO will: *Assist the Field 
Supervisor, Assistant Field Biologist and PIBO interns/volunteers as 
needed with all research and fieldwork operations from April to 
November. Between 50 – 75% of the SO’s workload from April to November 
involves fieldwork and the paperwork, data entry, and other duties 
associated with PIBO’s migration-monitoring program, summer breeding 
bird studies, and island education programs. *Contribute articles to the 
Auspice newsletter. *Mange and apply for field work permits and ensure 
permit conditions are adhered to. *Maintain PIBO vehicle and all 
relevant field gear. *Reside on the island from April – November (and 
live rent-free at the PIBO staff cottage during the nine-month field 
season). *The SO receives two weeks paid vacation as part of gross pay 
in the time period July 6th – July 31st. *Payment is made by cheque 
(minus deductions) biweekly.

Ideal Qualifications/Requirements: *Previous experience managing small 
profit or non-profit organization *Responsible for leadership and 
direction of the bird observatory *Mist – netting and bird banding 
experience; good knowledge of molt terminology, ageing and sexing for 
North American passerines. *Experience identifying Eastern North 
American birds by sight and sound *Above average verbal and written 
communication skills *Experience writing reports, articles, newsletters, 
preparing funding applications *Assist Field Supervisor with island 
education including bird banding demonstrations, visiting field 
naturalist and school groups *Assist Executive Director with development 
and implementation of a strategic plans, education programs, fundraising 
*Liaise with the PIBO Board of Directors and staff *Attend PIBO 
meetings, attend Canadian Migration Monitoring Network meetings every 
two years, and Ontario Bird Banding Association meetings annually 
*Coordinate with Executive Director on the year-round 
maintenance/supplies at three PIBO properties including water, 
electrical, mainland food shopping, transportation, staff relations and 
conduct, safety, community relations, etc. *Assist with the Birdhouse 
cottage rental (available to conduct birding tours to guests). *Assist 
with upkeep of the PIBO staff cottage and field station, help with 
shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. *Responsible for ensuring all year-end 
reporting is completed by PIBO staff including data submission (the 
Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, the Canadian Bird Banding Office, 
OMNR), PIBO Year-end Report (by December 31st), newsletter summaries, 
migration summaries, etc. *Driver’s license and clean driving record 
*Oversee facilities maintenance, inspections and improvements including 
buildings, grounds and onsite equipment and insure the safety and 
security of PIBO staff and volunteers *Maintain a welcoming environment 
for visitors *Report on seasonal migration monitoring and long-term 
population studies, and other scientific papers using PIBO data. Prior 
publications in scientific journals is preferable.
Please send cover letter and resume to (EM: info AT pibo.ca).
Anticipated start date is April 1st 2017

SENIOR CONSERVATION SCIENTIST
Employer: RSPB
Location: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ethiopia and other African countries
Country: Sierra Leone
Last Date to Apply: 09 Mar 2017
Description:  Senior Conservation Scientist - Supporting Species and 
Site Work in Africa
Reference number: A6720117
Location: Bedfordshire
The RSPB is looking for a talented person to provide scientific support 
to the Society's species and site conservation work in Africa. The post 
requires a doctorate in an ecological subject with at least five years 
experience of working in conservation science, ideally including 
international experience, and a good track record in scientific 
publications. You will be required to lead on a number of existing 
projects on globally threatened bird species in Africa and support work 
around key sites including as Gola Rainforest (Sierra Leone and Liberia) 
and the Liben plain (Ethiopia). This will include travel to these sites 
to undertake field work both directly and to support and train local 
partners. The post will require the skills to analyse a range of 
existing datasets using suitable statistical packages and to publish 
results in peer reviewed scientific literature and good knowledge of 
issues relating to conservation in Africa, particularly the impact of 
commodities expansion on tropical forests, will be advantageous. You 
will be responsible for developing scientific work to support future 
conservation initiatives by RSPB and BirdLife partners in the region. 
This is likely to include work with BirdLife partners, and other key 
collaborators, to conduct strategic global assessments of emerging 
conservation issues as a means of prioritising future research.  You 
will need to build and maintain relationships with external partners 
using high standard oral and written communications to influence 
funding, policy and other key decisions, including representing the RSPB 
at relevant external meetings. Familiarity with R or SAS and with the 
BirdLife partnership will be an advantage."
Starting salary range is £29,507 to £31,966 per annum. Hours & contract 
information Hours: Full time. Contract: Permanent.  Closing date: 9 
March 2017. Interview date: 3 May 2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the 
downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6720117 
on any correspondence.
Role Profile: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistrp_tcm9-437182.pdf 

(Word 266Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
Additional information: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistai_tcm9-437184.pdf 

(PDF 345Kb, requires Adobe Reader)
Application details: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistaf_tcm9-437183.docx 

(Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
For questions about this post: JULIET VICKERY (EM: juliet.vickery AT 
rspb.org.uk  PH: 01767 693311). Send application details to: ANITA 
MCCLUNE (EM: anita.mcclune AT rspb.org.uk). The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton 
Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693099

WILDLIFE FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer: Tetra Tech, Inc.
Location: Jamestown, North Dakota
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 27 Feb 2017
Description: Tetra Tech has 3 openings for wildlife field technicians 
near Jamestown, ND. The primary responsibility of these positions is to 
implement a post-construction fatality monitoring program at an 
operational wind facility. The program is inclusive of fatality 
searches, searcher efficiency trials and carcass persistence trials, 
adhering to standardized protocols as trained, working with a field crew 
and keeping detailed datasheets. Candidates who have previous field 
experience with birds and/or bats are preferred. Candidates must be able 
to walk for extend periods of time and be able to effectively handle 
exposure to weather extremes. Field technicians may work independently 
or in small crews and must be able to communicate and coordinate 
effectively with each other, Tetra Tech supervisors and site management. 
Technicians will be required to follow all wind facility-specific and 
Tetra Tech safety protocols and will be expected to provide their own 
suitable footwear (steel-toed hiking boots) and field gear. The field 
work begins the week of March 13, 2017 continues work for two (2) years 
through February 28, 2019. Applicants must be willing to commit to five 
5-6 full field days a week, including travel to and from the field 
location, 3 weeks of each month. The technicians will be responsible for 
their own housing throughout the study period. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience and range from $18-25/hour.
Qualifications: · Good bird identification skills for species in the region;
· Prior field experience;
· Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife 
biology or equivalent degree preferred. Individuals currently seeking 
degree and/or other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply;
· Must be able to work independently and with others, and interact 
positively with project managers, clients, and landowners;
· Candidates experienced in raptor identification/behaviors will be 
given preference;
· Experience with 4x4 vehicles, valid driver’s license and clean driving 
record;
· Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment;
· Must be able to follow instructions from manager and collect precise 
and thorough data; and
· Skilled with communication, have the ability to maintain positive 
attitude and to accept guidance and constructive criticism.
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is 
not all-inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
To apply for this position: Contact (EM: jennifer.taylor AT 
tetratech.com) and include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or 
.pdf file that contains the following: 1. Cover letter stating why you 
are the best candidate for this position  2. Resume which includes dates 
of employment, and the location and phone number for each employer.  3. 
Three references with phone numbers and email.

ACOUSTIC ANALYST
Employer: Conservation Metrics Inc
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description: Conservation Metrics, Inc. is a fast-growing start-up 
committed to improving wildlife conservation through better monitoring. 
We specialize in using automated sensor networks and sophisticated 
detection and classification algorithms to increase the power of 
wildlife monitoring projects while reducing costs and logistical 
constraints. We have a global client base; including government 
agencies, non-government organizations, foundations, and energy 
companies. Projects include Before/After Control/Impact studies to 
quantify and compare the effectiveness of conservation actions, 
long-term monitoring projects, and surveys for species that may be 
extinct and/or data deficient.
The Acoustic Analyst processes recordings from passive acoustic sensors 
to detect and classify sounds of interest as part of wildlife survey and 
monitoring projects. Typical job duties will include managing data 
intake; applying detection models; reviewing classification outputs; 
summarizing analysis results; and drafting tables, figures, and text for 
reports. This position will be supervised by CMI’s Operations Manager, 
and will work collaboratively with our entire team of analysts and 
managers. CMI offers a fast-paced and dynamic work environment that 
encourages creativity and innovation. The position marries cutting edge 
technology (data science, sensor networks, Big Data, machine learning, 
etc.) with traditional fieldwork and research questions about 
fascinating species and ecosystems. Your work will have a direct impact 
on wildlife conservation.
Qualifications:  *1-2 years of experience in data science, script-based 
software (R, Python, Matlab), and data classification techniques *1-2 
years of experience in ecological research and/or monitoring projects. 
Experience with automated sensors and remote sensing technology is 
particularly beneficial *BA/BS in Applied Math, Biology, Computer/Data 
Science, Statistics, Zoology or related disciplines *Ability/Interest in 
learning new analysis techniques, and improvising and improving our own 
detection and classification software *Excellent English language 
skills. Fluency in a second language is a plus *Excellent organizational 
skill, ability to: work independently, solve problems with limited 
supervision, and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Compensation: CMI offers a salary and benefits package that is 
competitive for the duties described, commensurate with experience. Our 
work schedule is 8-5:30 Monday through Thursday.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to JEFF 
SCHLUETER (EM: analystjob AT conservationmetrics.com Deadline: March 1, 2017

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT/ASSISTANT CURATOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Employer: Draper Natural History Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Location: Cody, Wyoming
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Apr 2017
Description: The Draper Natural History Museum is seeking to fill a 
position at either the Curatorial Assistant or Assistant Curator level. 
The successful candidate will report to the Willis McDonald, IV Senior 
Curator of Natural Science and will help advance the Draper Museum’s 
mission to increase understanding and appreciation for the relationships 
binding people and nature in Greater Yellowstone and the American West. 
S(he) will contribute substantively to exhibits development and 
maintenance, public programming, collections management, and original 
research/scholarship.
Requirements for the position include a broad knowledge of Greater 
Yellowstone natural history and ecology, a passion for communicating the 
product and process of science to the public, strong verbal and written 
communication skills, and strong organizational and interpersonal 
skills. Preference will be given to candidates whose training and 
interests support current strengths in vertebrate ecology and 
conservation biology. A Bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s 
degree preferred for an appointment as Curatorial Assistant, and a 
Master’s degree with extensive, applicable experience is required and 
PhD preferred for an appointment as Assistant Curator.
This position provides the exciting opportunity to explore and showcase 
the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for a worldwide audience and 
collaborate with colleagues in a variety of diverse disciplines. The 
Center offers an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates 
should email their letter of interest, CV, contact information for 3 
references, and salary history to: Buffalo Bill Center of the West Human 
Resources Department (EM: chriss AT centerofthewest.org). For additional 
information about the Center refer to: https://centerofthewest.org/ and 
for more information on the Draper Natural History Museum: 
https://centerofthewest.org/explore/greater-yellowstone-natural-history/
Subject: Birdjobs -- February 6, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 01:02:47 -0500
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AVIAN POINT COUNT CREW LEADER
Employer:   National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc
Location:   Oregon Coast Range
Country:   United States
Last Date to Apply:   13 Feb 2017
Description:  Oregon Coast Range – Avian Point Count Crew Leader needed 
to conduct bird point counts and collect habitat data for experimental 
study addressing the effects of forest management intensity on 
biodiversity. Duties include training crew in survey methodology and 
local bird ID, coordinating survey schedules and work flow for 2 other 
crew members, and working closely with primary investigators and land 
managers to facilitate a successful data collection effort and positive 
crew dynamics. Additional duties include conducting early morning bird 
point counts, vegetation/habitat sampling, data recording, safe driving 
on logging roads, and care for equipment. Applicants should be 
comfortable navigating in remote backcountry settings and be able to 
work as a team member under difficult field conditions. Most days will 
involve challenging cross-country hiking through regenerating forest 
stands. Experience with point counts, and knowledge of regional bird ID 
is desired. Positions available May 1, 2017 through mid-August 2017.
Assistants will receive approximately $2,600-$2,900 per month 
(commensurate with experience) in addition to housing or housing 
allowance (Dallas or McMinnville, OR vicinity). Full position 
announcement available at:   http://www.ncasi.org...ings/Index.aspx. A 
Bachelor of science degree is required.
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers 
and e-mail addresses to: JAKE VERSCHUYL, National Council for Air and 
Stream Improvement, Inc., P.O. Box 1259, Anacortes, WA 98221, preferably 
delivered electronically to:   (EM: jverschuyl AT ncasi.org). Applicant 
review will begin on February 13, 2017 and continue until the position 
is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

GRAY VIREO REU AT SEVILLETA NWR, NM
Employer:   Sevilleta LTER/ UNM
Location:   Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, NM
Country:   United States
Last Date to Apply:   24 Feb 2017
Description: SEVILLETA FIELD STATION REU SITES PROGRAM IN ARIDLAND 
ECOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. The Sevilleta Field Station is 
seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). 
Application deadline is February 24, 2017. We are looking for 10 Biology 
REU students for the Summer of 2017. This interdisciplinary REU Site 
Program at the Sevilleta Field Station in central New Mexico will train 
undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the 
guidance of UNM faculty in Biology, Ecology, Civil Engineering, and 
Earth and Planetary Sciences, along with scientists from Federal and 
State agencies. The summer program includes a seminar series, a weekly 
journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, 
toastmasters, ethics training, field trips, and opportunities to 
interact with a multitude of scientists conducting research in the area. 
Students will conduct independent research in and around the Sevilleta 
National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) and present their projects at the annual 
symposium to be held in early August 2017. Working at the Sevilleta 
Field Station and SNWR site invites close interactions among students, 
faculty, federal scientists, and graduate students. Students will have 
numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and 
across disciplines. The program’s goal is to increase exposure to a 
large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue 
into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of 
graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The 
program exemplifies the integration of research and education. As 
students conduct research, they will learn how to be an independent 
scientist, along with many technical, methodological and ethical issues 
that arise in scientific research.
Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the 
UNM Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST to the student. In addition, 
candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5500 and a $500 food 
allowance during the 10-week summer program that will run from May 29 – 
August 4. We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta 
Field Station up to $600 (stipulations apply).
Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their 
undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long 
as the applicant is interested in conservation biology and ecology in 
aridland environments. Students are not eligible if they have completed 
an undergraduate degree by the start of Summer 2017. We welcome 
applications from students at four year colleges, students early in 
their college career, students that are the first member of their family 
to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from 
traditionally under-represented groups. Students must be U.S. Citizens.
General requirements for participation in the Research Experiences for 
Undergraduates Programs in the Biological Sciences are set by the 
National Science Foundation. These requirements are listed below: 
Applicants to the Sevilleta REU Program must be: • Citizens or permanent 
residents of the United States or its possessions (e.g., Puerto Rico). • 
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program (full- or part-time) 
leading to a Bachelor’s degree. • Undergraduate students who are 
transferring from one institution to another but are not enrolled at 
either institution during the intervening summer may participate. 
Students are not eligible if they are: • Foreign nationals residing in a 
country other than the United States. • Students that have completed 
high school but have not yet enrolled in a degree program at an 
educational institution of higher learning. • Students that have 
completed an undergraduate degree and are no longer enrolled in a degree 
program at an educational institution of higher learning. Requirements 
for the Sevilleta REU Program: • The Sevilleta REU Program has no 
additional requirements. Applications will be accepted from students at 
any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any 
discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation 
biology and ecology in aridland environments. • We are particularly 
interested in applications from students that have had limited 
opportunities to conduct independent research at their home institution. 
We welcome applications from students at four year colleges, students 
that are the first member of their family to attend college, 
non-traditional students, and students from traditionally 
underrepresented groups. A completed application for the Sevilleta LTER 
Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program will consist of 
five items: 1. A complete online application (see below). 2. A resume. 
3. An unofficial copy of your academic transcript. If accepted into the 
REU program, applicants will be required to provide an official copy 
before starting the program. 4. Two letters of recommendation. These can 
be from faculty advisors from the student’s home institution, mentors or 
previous employers. Recommendations from those that are able to comment 
on the applicant’s academic ability, initiative, maturity, and 
self-motivation are preferred. Please have your respondents email your 
letters of recommendation (EM: tosrbaker AT unm.edu) WITH the subject 
line of “2017 REU Recommendation for YOUR NAME.” 4 A two-page essay 
addressing the development of the student’s interest in ecology, the 
specific areas of research interest, and current professional career 
goals. Career goals are not required to be in ecological research. 
Essays can be single or double-spaced but should be in a legible font 
(min. 11 point) with 1 inch margins.
Deadlines:  The application form, resume, unofficial transcript, 
two-page essay, and letters of recommendation should be received by 
February 24, 2017. Questions regarding the application procedure can be 
directed to the Program Manager, STEPHANIE BAKER by e-mail. Please put 
REU 2017 in the subject line. (EM: srbaker AT unm.edu). TO APPLY AND FOR 
MORE INFORMATION visit: https://sevilletareu.wordpress.com/

AVIAN BIOLOGIST, LEAD AND TECHNICIANS
Employer: The Great Basin Institute
Location: Shaver Lake, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Description:  For complete position descriptions and to apply, follow 
the links below.
Lead: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-020
Techs: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-019
Biologist: http://crcareers.the...eq=2017-RAP-018
Technician--In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, 
the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Avian Field Biology 
Technician to help support a study investigating the response of forest 
birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and beetle 
kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 through 
2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The 
Technician will assist professional research personnel with field work 
and associated activities. The successful applicant will possess the 
skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise judgment while 
implementing field and office tasks. Duties will include locating and 
monitoring nests of all species, recording habitat measurements, and 
data entry. Additional tasks may involve equipment maintenance, 
facilities upkeep, and helping to maintain a safe work environment. The 
Technician will work independently or in a small team in a forest 
environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, and covered with thick 
vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and 
temperature.
Timeline & Compensation:
o Timeline: 20-week appointment beginning 3 April 2017; possibility of 
extension contingent on funding and favorable performance review
o Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
o Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays
Lead Avian Field Biologist--In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest 
Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Lead Avian 
Field Biologist to help lead a study investigating the response of 
forest birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and 
beetle kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 
through 2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The 
position will provide technical assistance to professional research 
personnel by supervising a crew that will conduct bird surveys in 
ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in the southern Sierra Nevada. 
As field crew leader, the biologist will conduct research activities 
according to established protocols and assist with scheduling and 
logistics for other research technicians.
Successful applicants will have strong organizational skills, be able to 
set priorities for themselves and their crew, make decisions 
independently, communicate effectively, and work well with their crew 
while maintaining professional interactions. Tasks will include 
coordination of field activities, developing schedules, tracking 
supplies, data management, quality control, equipment maintenance, 
facilities upkeep, and maintaining a safe work environment. Field 
techniques involve recording all birds seen and heard using a timed 
transect method, locating and monitoring nests of all species, and 
recording habitat measurements. The lead will work independently or in a 
small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, 
and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to 
extremes of weather and temperature.
Timeframe and Compensation Dates:
6 March – 1 September 2017
Wage: $19.50/hour
Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays
Avian Field Biologist – In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest 
Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two Avian 
Field Biologists to help support a study investigating the response of 
forest birds to high levels of tree mortality related to drought and 
beetle kill in the Sierra Nevada. Pre-outbreak data collected from 1995 
through 2002 provide a robust baseline with which to assess change. The 
biologists will provide technical assistance to professional research 
personnel accomplishing biological field work. Successful applicants 
will possess the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise 
independent judgment while implementing field and office tasks. Duties 
will include conducting bird surveys in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer 
forests in the southern Sierra Nevada according to established 
protocols. Field techniques involve recording all birds seen and heard 
using a timed transect method, locating and monitoring nests of all 
species, and recording habitat measurements. Additional tasks may 
involve equipment maintenance, facilities upkeep, and helping to 
maintain a safe work environment. Biologists will work independently or 
in a small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, 
rocky, and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to 
extremes of weather and temperature.
Timeline & Compensation:
o Timeline: 20-week appointment beginning 3 April 2017; possibility of 
extension contingent on funding and favorable performance
o Rate of Pay: $15.35/hour
o Benefits: Health insurance, and paid personal leave and holidays

OVERNIGHT PROTECTION STAFF
Employer: RSPB
Location: Lancs / Derbyshire / Yorks / Cumbria / Northumberland
Country: United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply: 27 Feb 2017
Description:  Overnight Protection Staff - 6 roles.  Reference number: 
A6640117-A6690117  RSPB Northern England region is looking for six 
seasonal flexible contract staff for the overnight nest protection of 
hen harriers. The posts will most likely be based in Northumberland, 
Cumbria or Lancashire, but with the flexibility to move elsewhere 
dependent on the location of a nesting attempt. The main purpose of this 
team is to monitor nesting attempts to ensure the hen harrier nests have 
the best chance of success. This may involve carrying out overnight 
shifts, the time and length of these shifts to be coordinated by the 
line manager for the site.  Work will require long and unsociable hours 
in the field, often in adverse weather conditions. The nest monitoring 
team will need to work closely with volunteers, stakeholders, farmers 
and landowners on whose land part of the work may be carried out, as 
well as members of the general public. The nest monitoring team will 
need to ensure that this work is carried out in a safe manner which 
minimises any disturbance to the birds.
RSPB hen harrier work is supported by United Utilities and EU LIFE+.
Salary: Starting salary range is £8.46 to £9.17 per hour
Hours & contract information:  Hours: Part time, Zero hour contract. 
Contract: Dependent on harrier nests to protect.
Closing date: 27 February 2017  Interview date: 8 March 2017, 9 March 2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the 
downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number 
A6640117-A6690117 on any correspondence.  Role Profile: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6640117a6690117overnightprotectionstaffrp_tcm9-437167.pdf 

(Word 267Kb, requires Microsoft Word).  Application details: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6640117a6690117overnightprotectionstaffaf_tcm9-437168.docx 

(Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)  For questions about this post: 
JAMES BRAY (EM: james.bray AT rspb.org.uk  PH: 01200 446785).  Send 
application details to MARIE STAWARSKI (EM: marie.stawarski AT 
rspb.org.uk).  The RSPB, Lancaster Office, RSPB Northern England Region, 
7.3.1 Cameron House, White Cross Estate, Lancaster, LA1 4XF, 01524 581000

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer: Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description: We are looking for a research technician to assist a MS 
student investigating the effects of military noise on singing in 
golden-winged and blue-winged warblers. The applicant will work with a 
collaborative team including Dr. Sharon Gill and Dr. Maarten Vonhof from 
Western Michigan University and army biologists to monitor and record 
singing males and conduct experiments to understand how birds adjust 
their vocalizations in response to military noise. This is a temporary 
position, beginning May 1. Work schedule will be variable depending upon 
weather, but will average approximately 40 hours per week. Housing is 
provided near field sites in upstate New York.
Preferred qualifications: Candidates must have previous field experience 
working with songbirds including behavioral observation and sound 
recording, ability to work independently and long hours in rough 
terrain. Applicants should be comfortable working as part of a team, 
have strong work ethic and attention to detail, and strong 
recommendations. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Some of 
this research will be conducted at a US Army base and the successful 
applicant will have to pass a basic background check to gain access to 
the field site.
Start date: May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017, but review of applications will begin 
immediately upon posting.
Salary: $12.50/hour (40 hours/week)
To apply: Submit a pdf that includes: 1. a cover letter outlining 
qualifications and career goals, 2. curriculum vita, 3. unofficial 
transcripts, and 4. the names and contact information of three 
professional references to (EM: Sharon.gill AT wmich.edu)  Contact 
Person: DR. SHARON GILL (PH: 269-387-5613 EM: sharon.gill AT wmich.edu)

FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION OUTREACH INTERNSHIP
Employer: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Location: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description:  Raptor Migration Outreach Interns (2) needed (July 2 
through December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct 
volunteer-powered raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Two positions are available for 
enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in 
biological science or related field, who have a passion for science 
education. Please visit our website, www.ggro.org, to see the full 
position description.  Duties include: Daily work with volunteer teams 
to identify and count raptors; facilitating public weekend docent 
programs, interacting with school groups and park visitors, and teaching 
groups of diverse ages and backgrounds. Other duties include data entry, 
operational and administrative support, and tending captive lure bird 
colony. Outreach interns will also have the opportunity to develop new 
educational materials, contribute to social media and newsletters, and 
will gain experience in banding and handling raptors.
Compensation: Non-local applicants receive a thirty dollar ($30) per 
workday living stipend and housing within biking distance of the office 
in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen). Local 
applicants receive a fifty-five dollar ($55) per workday stipend in lieu 
of housing.
Qualifications: ** Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are 
essential ** High energy level, interest in both science education and 
research, and strong work ethic required ** Computer skills and 
familiarity with social media platforms 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 ** A vehicle is strongly recommended for access to 
shopping and off-duty activities ** Valid US driver’s license is required
How to apply: Email applications strongly preferred; please include 
“2017 GGRO Outreach Internship” in the Subject Line. In a single PDF/RTF 
document, send a 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.  LAURA 
YOUNG, Program Manager, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, 
Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 415-331-0730  EM: ggro AT 
parksconservancy.org).

FALL RAPTOR MIGRATION FIELD INTERNSHIP
Employer: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Location: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description: Raptor Migration Field Interns (3) needed (Full time, July 
2 through December 31; with possibility to extend) to help conduct 
volunteer-powered raptor migration studies at the Golden Gate Raptor 
Observatory, near San Francisco, CA. Three positions are available for 
enthusiastic, mature, self-motivated recent graduates or seniors in 
biological science or a related field. Please visit our website, 
www.ggro.org, to see the full position description. Duties include: 
Daily work with volunteer teams to identify and count raptors, trap and 
band raptors, and tend captive lure bird colony. Other duties include 
data entry, operational and administrative support, and interaction with 
park visitors. Some outreach and teaching opportunities will be available.
Qualifications:  ** 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 ** 
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: Non-local applicants receive a thirty dollar ($30) per 
workday living stipend and housing within biking distance of the office 
in a dormitory setting (single rooms, shared bath and kitchen). Local 
applicants receive a fifty-five dollar ($55) per workday stipend in lieu 
of housing.
How to Apply: Email applications strongly preferred; please include 
“2017 GGRO Field Internship” in the Subject Line. In a single PDF/RTF 
document, send a 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. LAURA 
YOUNG, Program Manager, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Building 1064, 
Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 (PH: 415-331-0730  EM: ggro AT 
parksconservancy.org).

FIELD BIOLOGIST
Employer: NaturEner USA LLC
Location: Ethridge, Montana area
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 03 Mar 2017
Description:  NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada launched operations in 
2006. We are primarily engaged in the ownership, development and 
operation of renewable generation projects. Our goal is to be a leading, 
diversified renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) across 
different green energy technologies and geographies.
NaturEner is seeking a Field Biologist for our Glacier Wind Farm in 
northern Montana. This position has a scheduled end date of October 31, 
2017.
Job purpose/Position summary: Responsible for conducting surveys in 
accordance with NaturEner's Environmental and Conservation Program 
(ECP), Post Construction Monitoring (PCM) program, and Eagle Point Count 
(EPC) program at the Company's Glacier Wind Farm under the direction of 
Staff Biologists, and for the collection, management, and submission of 
survey data. Duties and responsibilities: • Conduct surveys in 
accordance with NaturEner's established avian monitoring and 
conservation program protocols under the direction of Staff Biologists• 
Conduct ground-based surveys to locate fatalities and recover carcasses 
of bats and birds• Conduct searcher efficiency and carcass removal 
trials• Assist with eagle/raptor point counts at pre-determined 
locations• Collect, manage, and report survey data• Perform additional 
responsibilities and field surveys as required
Qualifications: • Minimum of one year of wildlife studies; preference 
for avian surveys• Must be willing to learn how to accurately identify 
soaring raptors using high powered optics• Must be able to operate 4x4 
vehicles, and GPS and Kestrel units efficiently• Strong desire to learn 
and improve avian survey skills, specifically at wind farms• Experience 
with post construction monitoring at wind farms is desirable• Experience 
with Microsoft Access, ArcGIS, and Garmin BaseCamp is desirable but not 
required• Highly motivated self-starter; proactive and willing to take 
initiative• Strong attention to detail• Resourceful
Skills/Abilities: • Demonstrated ability to work independently• 
Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively, both 
verbally and in writing• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to 
develop and maintain good relationships with others• Excellent data 
management skills• Strong time management skills• Flexibility and 
ability to adapt to changes in schedule and/or work duties
Location/Working conditions: • Position is located primarily at the 
Glacier Wind Farm near Ethridge, Montana• Required to work outdoors 
under varying and possibly extreme weather conditions for extended 
periods of time• Required to work potentially irregular hours on a 
flexible schedulePhysical requirements: • Must be able to walk 5+ miles 
daily over uneven terrain• Must be able to work outdoors under varying 
and possibly extreme weather conditions• Must have a valid driver’s 
license and reliable vehicle
We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package (medical, 
dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K, paid holidays, paid 
vacation/sick time, etc.)
Please email cover letter and resume to (EM: hr_jobs AT naturener.us) or 
submit cover letter and resume on the NaturEner USA website 
(http://www.naturener.us/)

FIELD ASSISTANT: IMPACTS OF WILD BIRDS ON WEST COAST ORGANIC FARMS
Employer: Washington State University
Location: California, Oregon, Washington
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Feb 2017
Description: Job Description: Field assistant needed to study 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. 
The crew will catch birds using mist nets, band and collect samples from 
birds. They may also conduct observations of bird interactions with the 
crop and sample insects. Surveys and sampling will occur during the 
growing season, involving long days on farms (many of which are in 
beautiful areas), extensive driving across the western USA, 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, disease 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, agroecology, and research. This 
opportunity is well-suited to students interested to conduct an 
independent research project, and continuing on to graduate school.
Qualifications: Experience operating mist-nets and banding birds is 
required, and experience collecting blood samples is preferred. 
Applicants must hold a driver’s license and be willing to contribute to 
driving (usually 1-3 hours per day). Applicants must be in excellent 
physical health with outstanding hearing and vision, be able to tolerate 
weather extremes and long field days starting before dawn, and be 
comfortable working around farm animals (e.g., cattle, dogs). Applicants 
must be highly independent, self-motivated and comfortable living and 
working with 1-2 other people. Experience camping is strongly preferred 
as crew will camp in state parks throughout the field season. We also 
prefer candidates with an excellent academic record and a strong 
interest in research.
Start date is ~May 1, 2017, continuing for 3-4 months.
Salary is ~$2000 per month.
To Apply: Send CV, cover letter, and contact information for two 
references as one document to AMANDA EDWORTHY (EM: amanda.edworthy AT 
wsu.edu); please include “wild birds field assistant” as subject. 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS AND ATLAS TECHNICIANS
Employer: Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Location: Sites across Wisconsin
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Description: The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is seeking applicants 
for avian field work during 2017, as part of Wisconsin Breeding Bird 
Atlas II. See www.wsobirds.org/atlas for project details.  Point Count 
Technicians (1-4 positions available) will be responsible for conducting 
point counts every suitable morning between late May and early July. 
Field work will occur across 6-10 adjacent counties in Wisconsin. Will 
be responsible for recording all birds detected at pre-determined 
stationary points by sight and sound, following appropriate protocols. 
As time permits, may also be responsible for conducting area-search bird 
surveys in atlas blocks, identifying birds and coding their breeding 
behaviors.  Atlas Technicians (4-5 positions available) will conduct 
area searches for birds across 6-10 Wisconsin counties following atlas 
protocols. Emphasis will be on surveying blocks not covered by volunteer 
atlasers, including some rugged or remote locations. Off-road hiking and 
navigation is required. Will be responsible for identifying birds by 
sight and sound, and coding their breeding behaviors. Some night work 
will be required.  All technicians will be responsible for recording 
data in accord with established atlas protocols, and entering data into 
eBird and Excel.
Qualifications: Point Count Technicians must be able to identify all 
Wisconsin landbirds by sight and sound. Prior experience with point 
counts is required. Atlas Technicians must be familiar with Wisconsin 
birds by sight and sound. All technicians will be required to pass a 
birder certification test. All technicians must have valid driver’s 
license and own vehicle. Must be willing to work early mornings and long 
hours in a variety of conditions. Will be expected to work 
independently, follow all survey protocols, and navigate by GPS on and 
off-road.
Compensation: The Point Count Technician will receive $7200 for the 
completion of point counts from late May to early July; Additional work 
as an Atlas Technician is available from early July to early August for 
an additional $2850. Atlas Technicians will be paid $5700 for a full 
season from late May to early August. Exact start and end dates may be 
negotiable. All technicians are responsible for providing their own 
equipment, lodging, food, and transportation.
How to Apply: Electronic applications required. Send a cover letter 
indicating your interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the 
names and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references to (EM: 
atlas AT wsobirds.org). Please indicate whether you are interested in 
the Point Count Technician position, the Atlas Technician position, or both.

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR - ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE 
RESEARCH RESERVE*
Employer:  Florida International University
Location:  Naples, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  26 Feb 2017
Description:  *Position located in Naples, FL - Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus* Evaluates, strengthens and enhances existing programming, and 
develops and implements new programs designed to enhance the connection 
of the Reserve's research programs to the education and stewardship 
community. **Conducts monitoring of shorebirds and wading birds within 
and adjacent to the Reserve. **Coordinates avian monitoring, education 
and outreach, and database management with Audubon, FWC, and 
universities as well as other partners. **Coordinates the seasonal 
closing of beach nesting bird areas within the Reserve and posts and 
maintains educational signs at critical nesting areas closed to public 
access. **Coordinates annual shorebird partners meeting. **Updates and 
maintains the Reserve library database. **Independent operation of boats 
and vehicles in a field setting. **Coordinates and leads field trips for 
events. **Assists with the recovery, calibration, maintenance and 
deployment of environmental monitoring equipment; assists with field 
research field monitoring as needed. **Manages the avian monitoring 
database for the Reserve as well as other databases associated with 
biological monitoring projects in the Reserve as assigned. **Supervises 
volunteers, student workers and OPS employees as assigned. **Prepares 
and maintains biological monitoring budget. **Performs other duties as 
assigned. **Manages confidential data according to the rules established 
by the State of Florida. **Assists with other aspects of research at or 
management of the Reserve and facilities as needed. **Provides 
assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the Rookery Bay Reserve 
site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up and 
replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation after a 
storm; or other services assigned.
  Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of 
office or related experience.
Desired Qualifications:   *Master's degree from a regionally accredited 
institution of higher education in Biology, Environmental Science or 
related field preferred; OR * a Bachelor's degree from an accredited 
institution in Biology, Environmental Science or related field and two 
years of applicable experience. *Knowledge of basic estuarine ecology 
and coastal waterbird ecology, identification, and related management 
issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for environmental sampling 
and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small vessel operation, 
navigation and safety.
  Advertised Salary:   $38,256
  Work Schedule: Begin time: 8:30 AM End time: 5:00 PM
  Pre-Employment Requirements:  Criminal Background Check
  Apply online at:   https://pslinks.fiu....25&PostingSeq=1

SIERRA TO SEA CLIMATE-SMART CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP
Employer: Point Blue Conservation Science
Location: Chester, CA and Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Point Blue Conservation Science is seeking two interns 
interested in bird ecology, habitat restoration, and climate change 
science 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 and our Palomarin Field Station in Point 
Reyes National Seashore, CA.
Duration: 15 May – 15 Nov.
Job Description and Duties: This internship is focused on gaining 
practical knowledge of bird ecology in relation to climate-smart 
adaptation strategies and acquiring skills to implement, assess, and 
promote those strategies in montane meadow habitats and coastal 
habitats. The Sierra portion of this internship will involve ~3 months 
in the Sierra Nevada where training will focus on bird ecology and 
restoration in montane meadow habitats. 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 
restoration and conservation partners and an active group of seasonal 
field biologists. The Sea portion of the internship will be based at our 
Palomarin Field station, where the interns will delve into bird banding 
and mist netting and data-driven solutions to conservation challenges 
with a focus on climate-smart conservation. Interns completing our 
program leave with a comprehensive knowledge base, including the ability 
to design and implement conservation research, communicate research to 
the public, and ensure data are incorporated effectively into data 
management systems and resource management planning efforts. Interns 
will complete a final project that synthesizes their new knowledge about 
climate-smart conservation.  The interns will learn concepts and skills 
in the following areas: - Field methods in ecological and conservation 
research with emphasis on nest searching, nest monitoring, territory 
mapping, mist netting, and bird banding of songbirds  - Understanding 
the scientific process and the role of natural history observation in 
guiding meaningful research and conservation  - Critical thinking and 
evaluation of research and conservation  - Climate-smart conservation 
and restoration  - Best practices in science interpretation  - Skills in 
data management and data integrity
Qualifications: - A background in ecology, environmental studies, or 
related field (college graduate or equivalent preferred)  - Ability to 
navigate cross-country in wet meadow environments  - Willingness to 
spend long hours in the field and office, 6 days a week  - Be able to 
work independently, as well as in groups  - Desire to engage with 
partners and public  - Desire to improve upon professional skills needed 
to facilitate conservation action  - Be self-motivated and have a sense 
of humor  - Position may require the use of a personal vehicle. If a 
personal vehicle is used, interns must have a valid driver’s license, 
proof of insurance, and agree to conducting a motor vehicle report. 
Interns will be reimbursed Federal rate of $0.535 per mile for using a 
personal vehicle for work.  - 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 ($850 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). In the subject line type: Internship Application 
2017. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be 
contacted.
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.

EDUCATION/ECO-TOURISM INTERN
Employer: Seabird Restoration Program of National Audubon Society
Location: Bremen, Maine
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: This is a wonderful experience on the Maine coast in both 
field biology and environmental education and interpretation, working 
with seasoned Audubon professionals as well as the general public, on an 
internationally-recognized seabird restoration project. You will 
essentially be an “ambassador” for Audubon and conservation while 
narrating boat trips out to a restored Puffin and Tern colony, and in 
our Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, etc. If you like the 
ocean and seabirds and sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm, this may 
be for you.
Location: Bremen, Maine (base camp), Rockland, Maine, and two+ weeks 
living and working in primitive conditions on an Audubon-managed seabird 
nesting island in Maine, 5 to 20 miles offshore.  Two Positions: 1) from 
May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in August, and 2) from May 
25th to October 31st.

AQUATIC AVIAN ECOTOXICOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer: University of British Columbia
Location: Fernie, BC
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 03 Mar 2017
Description: This position entails working through the University of 
British Columbia in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change 
Canada to study the effects of aquatic contamination on a songbird –the 
American dipper— and its aquatic ecosystem. The Elk Valley, located in 
the Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, has been home to extensive coal 
mining since the late 1800s. We are assessing contaminant levels in the 
Elk River and its tributaries, the exposure of aquatic organisms to 
these contaminants and the ultimate effect of exposure in species of 
higher trophic levels in the aquatic food web. Accommodation will be in 
the town of Fernie, BC, surrounded by many beautiful hiking and mountain 
biking trails. We are also accepting applications for volunteer 
positions; please specify if you would like to be considered for a 
volunteer position if we cannot offer you a paid position.  Duties: 
•Bird banding, mist netting/trapping and blood/feather sampling 
•Behavioural observations, nest searching and bird surveys •Driving 4x4 
truck on forestry service roads and municipal roads (navigating with 
backcountry maps) •Aquatic invertebrate collection •Keeping organized 
field notes and entering data
Essential Qualifications: •Highly motivated, proactive and positive 
attitude •Patience , attention to detail, flexibility, and an ability to 
problem-solve and cooperate •Experience with outdoor/ecology field work 
•Ability to consistently wake early and work long hours outdoors 
•Ability to hike up to 15 km/day in alpine terrain and in rivers with 
strong currents and slippery substrates •Some post-secondary education 
in biology or related field •Good communication skills for interaction 
with locals and industry officials •Valid driver’s license
Desired Qualifications: •Bird banding or blood sampling experience 
•Experience collecting/identifying aquatic insects •Experience driving 
on rough/logging roads •First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, Swiftwater Safety 
Training •Eligibility for NSERC USRA and an interest in pursuing 
graduate studies.
Location: Elk Valley (Fernie and area), British Columbia.  Duration and 
Date: 3 months, end of April – end of July 2017 (dates negotiable).
Compensation: approximately $1900/month dependent upon experience 
(accommodation and food subsidized).
How to Apply: Please send an application package consisting of your CV, 
a cover letter detailing your interest in the project and your previous 
experience with outdoor/ecological work, and a list of 3 references in 
one PDF document to HELMI HESS (EM: helmihess AT alumni.ubc.ca). Only 
suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

FERRUGINOUS HAWK FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer: University of Alberta
Location: southern Alberta
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:
We are looking to hire 1-2 field assistants for a University of Alberta 
study on the relationship between Ferruginous Hawks and industrial 
development in southern Alberta.  Tasks include: • Nest searching and 
monitoring • Behavioural observation        • Habitat features 
identification • Landowner communication • Hawk capture and 
banding        • GPS satellite transmitter attachment • Automatic 
Recording Unit (ARU) setup • Additional related tasks.
Job Requirements: • Excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate) 
• Valid class 5 driver’s license with clean record • Capable of driving 
long distances • Cannot be afraid of heights, insects, or heat • Able to 
work independently and on a team • Flexible, willing to learn, and well 
spirited     Additional Assets: • Ability to identify prairie raptors • 
Experience interacting with rural landowners • Driving 4WD trucks and 
basic navigational skills • Reading maps and operating GPS units • 
Aptitude for technology based work • Experience with basic climbing • 
Experience identifying grassland vegetation • Knowledge of Alberta’s 
Species At Risk • Experience working with and handling birds • 
Experience with radio telemetry • Valid Standard First Aid
Pay Rate, Work Schedule & Work Term: • $2500 - $3000 CDN/month 
(depending on experience) plus housing and food in the the field. • 
Typical schedule consists of a 10 days on / 4 days off rotation (this is 
flexible) but overall work schedule equates to 22 days/month. • 
Positions start in early April through July 31 with possibility of 
extension.
Please send your cover letter of interest outlining your qualifications 
and available start dates, resume, and three professional references in 
an enclosed PDF document to: NICK PARAYKO (EM: nparayko AT ualberta.ca), 
Please indicate in subject line: Field Assistant. Positions filled as 
soon as suitable candidates are found. Only candidates selected for an 
interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

COMMON LOON FIELD BIOLOGIST
Employer: Biodiversity Research Institute
Location: Rangeley, Maine
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Description: Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Field biologists 
monitor nesting populations of loons and collect data on demographic and 
behavioral aspects of those populations including: **Participation in 
the collection, recording, and reporting of demographic, behavioral, and 
nesting data **Resighting color banded individuals as part of a long 
term loon population demographic study **Deployment and maintenance of 
floating nesting platforms **Participation in diurnal and nocturnal 
capture of live loons for the purpose of banding as well as sample 
collection as part of a long term contaminants study **Collect abandoned 
eggs, eggshells, and loon carcasses and help organize field samples for 
eventual analysis **Collection of fish samples as part of a contaminants 
monitoring study **Participate in or lead presentations on loons and the 
Rangeley loon project **Uphold the legal requirements of permits 
**Operate in accordance with internal and industry safety standards 
**All other duties as directed or assigned.
Hours/Schedule: This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting in late 
May or June and ending in late August. 40 hr work week minimum is 
required. Some night and weekend work. Expect long days, lots of a 
driving, and a non-regular schedule.
Qualifications: Completed a B.A. or B.S. in wildlife biology, wildlife 
management, biology, zoology, ecology, or a related discipline is 
preferred, or courses and/or work experience in wildlife biology, 
preferably with avian or aquatic species. A valid driver's license is 
required.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  · Courses and/or work experience 
in wildlife biology, preferably with avian or aquatic species · Previous 
experience working with wildlife is not a requirement but it is a major 
advantage · Ability to work independently, as well as with a team of 
other researchers · Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions · 
Experience paddling and canoeing solo · Experience with motorboats and 
boat trailering · A genuine interest in learning about wildlife 
conservation. Physical Demands: Physically demanding work requiring long 
hours in the field. Field biologists must be in excellent physical 
condition and must possess a strong physical ability to tolerate weather 
extremes, rough water, hiking into remote lakes, moving nesting rafts in 
wet and muddy conditions, and the company of mosquitoes. Be able to lift 
50+ lbs.
Compensation: $455.00/week, housing and work transportation is provided. 
Mileage reimbursed for any personal vehicle use for work.
To Apply: Send cover letter and CV/Resume to (EM: alex.dalton AT 
briloon.org).

BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATORS
Employer: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center / US Forest Service
Location: Amherst, MA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Open until filled
Description: BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATORS needed for Neighborhood Nestwatch 
(NN). NN is a Smithsonian and Forest Service citizen science avian 
ecology-based research project. The research provides an opportunity to 
conduct basic conservation biology and environmental education in 
urban/suburban backyards, schoolyards and urban parks in a growing 
number of regional locations in the U.S. Assistants are needed for the 
Springfield, MA region (early May – early August). The assistantship 
takes place mostly in backyards while communicating basic ecology to 
citizen participants. School and camp events, which include bird banding 
demonstrations and complementary outreach activities will also be 
conducted (see Urban Nestwatch). Paired teams will conduct backyard 
activities whereas an entire crew conducts school and camp events. Lots 
of driving in built-up areas required.
This work requires an ability to capture, color-band, age, sex, and 
measure birds unassisted as well as communicate ecological topics to a 
wide range of ages. Applicants MUST have extensive experience setting up 
mist nets and removing captured birds unassisted. Resighting color 
banded birds, conducting point count censuses and vegetation sampling, 
sampling of blood, feather, and toenail tissues, as well as meticulous 
data entry also involved. The work requires an ability to work from 
early morning onward 6 days per week carrying out a wide variety of 
field tasks. Stand-out applicants will also have experience conducting 
public outreach activities, working cohesively as a crew member, and 
have a history of data entry accuracy.
Salary $1,600-$2,000/month depending on experience. Project vehicle or 
gasoline assistance as well as group housing or some housing assistance 
included.
Please email cover letter, CV, and the names and updated contact 
information of three references to (EM: slerman AT cns.umass.edu) by 
February 28, 2017 or until filled. Please give an estimate of how many 
birds you have banded unassisted.

MSIM BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIANS-IOWA
Employer: Iowa State University
Location: Various-Iowa
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 17 Feb 2017
Description: 5 seasonal bird point count technicians are needed for 
Iowa’s Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) program, a 
biodiversity survey program focused on Iowa’s Species of Greatest 
Conservation Need in 10 taxonomic groups started in 2006. Applicants 
will work as part of a research and monitoring team to collect 
information on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and 
mussels on public and private lands throughout Iowa. Specific job duties 
include (but are not limited to) bird surveys using visual and auditory 
cues, identifying, handling, and marking small mammals, amphibians, 
reptiles, and fish, maintaining a variety of traps for small mammals, 
amphibians, reptiles, and fish, conducting surveys for and handling 
butterflies and odonates, identifying and measuring plant species, data 
entry, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Field work for all 
positions will be conducted throughout the state of Iowa (5 crews based 
in locations across the state) with significant travel and some 
overnight travel a possibility. Duty locations for 2017 include Ruthven, 
Boone, Chariton, Iowa City, and Tripoli, IA. Applicants must have the 
physical ability to work long hours outdoors, walk long distances, carry 
field equipment in rough terrain, and wade through water.
Positions are temporary, full-time (maximum of 40 hours/week) from 
approximately 15 April – 15 October 2017 (6 months). Salary is $10-13/hr 
dependent on qualifications and experience. Housing will be provided for 
at least one location, technicians assigned to other locations are 
expected to arrange their own housing. No overtime will be provided. 
Vehicles will be provided for work-related travel.
Applicants should be graduated from, currently enrolled in, or on break 
between semesters of college with a degree in (or pursuing a degree in) 
wildlife ecology, biology, or a closely related natural resource field. 
Qualified applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a 
team, have a strong work ethic, be able to travel overnight for 
work-related duties, and be able to work during diverse weather 
conditions and on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s 
license, and pass an ISU motor vehicle check to be able to drive a state 
vehicle as a condition of employment. Preferred qualifications include 
possessing a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, biology or a related 
field, and previous experience with bird point counts. Survey experience 
with at least one taxonomic group (mammals, herptiles, fish, mussels, 
odonates, butterflies, or plants) is also desirable. Review of 
applications may begin before the posting close date.
To apply submit (as a single document) a cover letter, CV/resume, and 
contact information for three professional references to KEVIN MURPHY 
(EM: ktmurphy AT iastate.edu) by February 17th, 2017 (application review 
may begin before this date).

SHOREBIRD RESEARCH TECHNICIANS
Employer: Texas Tech University
Location: Southern Great Plains (TX, OK and NM)
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:
We are looking 2-3 field technicians for a spring/summer Snowy Plover 
study on the Southern Great Plains (Bitter Lake NWR in New Mexico, Salt 
Plains NWR in Oklahoma and Muleshoe NWR in Texas). There will be two 
teams, one stationed at Salt Plains NWR and one TBD, but likely at or 
near Lubbock, TX. Housing will be provided, or housing assistance may be 
available.
May - August (dates are flexible; if you can start earlier or work 
later, let us know).  Duties may include, but are not limited to: 
**Surveys **Nest searching **Bownet capture **Mist-netting **Banding 
**Bleeding (adults and nestlings) **Transmitter attachment (leg-harness 
method) **Long days in extreme heat and sun exposure **Working at remote 
field sites **Driving long-distances and on remote, backcountry roads 
**Meticulous data entry **Telemetry tower setup and maintenance.
Technician Qualifications: Required Working on, or have completed, a 
Bachelor’s in Biology, Wildlife, or related field; prior bird-handling 
and field-research experience; the ability to work in harsh, isolated 
conditions; the ability to live amicably in close quarters with team 
members for a long period of time (3+ months); experience using a GPS; 
valid drivers’ license
Preferred Mist-net extraction, bleeding, shorebird and transmitter 
attachment experience; experience driving on backcountry roads and 
vehicle maintenance
Field vehicles will be provided, but personal vehicles for your own use 
are encouraged.
Salary: 1,000-1,200/month DOE
To apply, please attach 1) resume/CV 2) Names, emails and phone numbers 
for 3 references, and 3) A cover letter detailing your reason for 
applying, field experience and other relevant info in a single PDF 
(filename: yourname_snowyplover_application) to krheath AT gmail.com. 
Please include Snowy Plover Technician in the email subject

RESOURCE TECHNICIAN
Employer: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, 
Inc. (AURA)
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, 
Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the National 
Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large 
Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United 
States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science 
Foundation.  The National Solar Observatory (NSO) Daniel K. Inouye Solar 
Telescope (DKIST) Project has an immediate opening for 2016 seasonal 
Resource Technician (March 1st to end of August 2017) to provide support 
in the implementation of mitigation and monitoring activities for 
endangered species required for the DKIST Habitat Conservation Plan 
(HCP), on Haleakala, Maui, Hawai'i. The Habitat Conservation Plan 
carries out mitigation and monitoring activities for Endangered Species 
Act listed species of Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), Nene 
(Branta sandwichensis), and Silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense).  
This is a 40 hour per week job; key duties and responsibilities of the 
technicians for this season include but are not limited to:  
**Monitoring petrel collision around construction sites **Monitoring 
reproductive success of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation site and control 
site **Searching for new nest burrows of Hawaiian petrel in mitigation 
site and control site **Set up camera traps and rat traps to monitoring 
predator (cats, rats, mongoose) population in mitigation site and 
control site **Invasive species prevention **Other conservation and 
mitigation duties.
Requirements: **Bachelor’s degree major in Biology, Wildlife Management 
or a related field **At least one year of ecology or wildlife 
research/conservation experience **Computer experience in Microsoft Word 
and Excel **Possess a valid driver's license **Must be able to hike 
7miles with 40 lb backpack in high altitude (8,000-10,000 ft). Desired 
Qualifications:  Knowledge of Hawaiian fauna and flora; experience in 
operating GPS and GIS; familiarity with handling birds (seabird-specific 
preferred); experience in operating camera traps and predator control; 
certifications in CPR and Wilderness First Aid/Responder.
Please list 3 professional references in your application and attach a 
CV or resume (PDF files preferred) to your application. Please name any 
attachments with the following format: 17-0033LastnameDocname. 
Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application 
may be sent to (EM: employment AT aura-astronomy.org)
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As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not 
discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national 
origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political 
affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally 
protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal 
opportunity laws.
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contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate 
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, 
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or 
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation 
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their 
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or 
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to 
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a 
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, 
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SNOWY PLOVER MONITORING TECHNICIAN
Employer: Point Blue Conservation Science
Location: Monterey Bay, California
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Our Mission and Vision: Point Blue Conservation Science 
advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through 
innovative research, restoration, outreach and extensive partnerships. 
Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate 
change and other threats to wildlife and people, while promoting 
adaptation to the changes ahead. Point Blue will achieve this by 
conducting further research on ecological processes and by developing 
and disseminating science-based solutions to mitigate the negative 
impacts of these changes. Because of our work today, healthy ecosystems 
will continue to support thriving wildlife and human communities in 
California and beyond, on land and at sea.
Project Summary: Point Blue Conservation Science has conducted an 
intensive study of the breeding ecology of Snowy Plovers on Monterey Bay 
for over 30 years. Working closely with the United States Fish & 
Wildlife Service, California Department of Parks & Recreation, 
California Department of Fish & Wildlife and other partners, Point Blue 
biologists gather data which are used to formulate conservation actions 
designed to improve productivity, sustain the plover population, promote 
ecosystem health and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Visit 
the Snowy Plover Conservation web page to learn more.

http://www.pointblue.org/our-science-and-services/conservation-science/oceans-and-coasts/snowy-plover. 

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:  **Reading color bands 
of Snowy Plover adults and chicks **Nest searching and monitoring 
**Brood monitoring **Predator monitoring **High volume data entry and 
management **Work in collaboration with partner agencies involved in 
conservation and management efforts
Project Duration: April 1, 2017 to August, 31, 2017 (start & end date 
may be flexible). Schedule: Full time, 8 hours per day / 40 hours per 
week; generally Monday to Friday and may work some weekends.
Compensation and Status: Rate is $17.00 per hour. Position is nonexempt. 
Overtime may not be worked, unless approved in advance. If overtime 
occurs, California overtime laws apply.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  **Undergraduate degree in conservation 
biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental policy and 
planning, or other related field, or equivalent experience **Minimum of 
3 years of experience collecting avian field data **Previous field 
experience with nest searching, reproductive monitoring, bird handling 
and/or banding are highly desirable. **Possession of valid federal 
monitoring permit for snowy plovers is highly desirable. **Previous 
experience with high volume data entry and management. **Excellent 
inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills. **Must have a 
passion for nature and conservation. **Requires ability to work long 
hours, outdoors under variable weather and mobility over various 
terrains, including soft sand. **Must have own car and valid driver’s 
license.
To apply: Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including 
a cover letter describing previous experience and interest in this 
position, specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact 
information for three references to KRISS NEUMAN (EM: kneuman AT 
pointblue.org). In the subject line type: Snowy Plover Monitoring 
Technician 2017. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to 
interview will be contacted. 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, age, sexual orientation, citizenship 
status, disability status, membership or application for membership in a 
uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by 
applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants 
with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to complete the 
application and/or participate in the interview process.

GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER TECHNICIAN: Employer:: Texas A&M University: 
Location:: San Antonio, Texas: Country:: United States: Last Date to 
Apply:: 01 Mar 2017: Description: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, 
mid-March through June (end dates flexible) for a research project 
focusing on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp 
Bullis Army base, Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, 
point counts, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field 
equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and 
skills.: Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or 
closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to 
detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding 
work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse 
environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, 
feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense 
sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to 
operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow 
birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in 
groups; flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move 
around; flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must 
supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with 
experience mist-netting and banding songbirds, navigating using handheld 
GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. 
in wildlife biology or closely related field.: Pay: $10–12/hour 
depending on experience, expected 40 hours/week: To Apply: Please write 
“Camp Bullis job application” in the subject line of your email. Include 
your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing 
your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for three 
references (preferably email address) in a single attachment to (EM: 
irnr.birdjobs AT gmail.com).

MS POSITION: SONGBIRD RESPONSES TO MILITARY NOISE
Employer: Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Mar 2017
Description: A graduate research assistantship (MS) investigating the 
effects of military noise on singing in golden-winged and blue-winged 
warblers is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at 
Western Michigan University. The applicant will work with a 
collaborative team including Dr. Sharon Gill and Dr. Maarten Vonhof from 
Western Michigan University and army biologists to monitor and record 
singing males and conduct experiments to understand how birds adjust 
their vocalizations in response to military noise. The successful 
applicant will be responsible for planning and implantation of data 
collection in the field, analyzing data, presenting results at meetings 
and conferences, and publishing research findings. The student will join 
an active research group focused on how animals respond to environmental 
change, and will have the opportunity to interact with and active and 
engaged group of graduate students and faculty.
Preferred qualifications: We seek applicants with a keen interest in the 
natural world, a strong work ethic and attention to detail, and a desire 
to be an engaged member of a research team with like-minded colleagues. 
Candidates must have or be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of 
Science degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or a related 
field and have a valid driver’s license. Competitive applicants will 
have previous field experience working with songbirds including 
behavioral observation and sound recording, the ability to work 
independently and long hours in rough terrain, and strong 
recommendations. Students will be expected to work well independently 
and with a team, and should be comfortable using computers and carrying 
out statistical (or quantitative) analyses. Applicants should have a GPA 
 >3.0 and competitive GRE scores (>50% percentile), as well as strong 
oral and written communication skills. Some of this research will be 
conducted at a US Army base and the successful applicant will have to 
pass a basic background check to gain access to the field site.
To apply: Submit a pdf that includes: 1. a cover letter outlining 
qualifications and career goals, 2. curriculum vita, 3. unofficial 
transcripts, and 4. the names and contact information of three 
professional references to (EM: Sharon.gill AT wmich.edu)
Start date: May 1, 2017. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017, but review 
of applications will begin immediately upon posting.
Salary: $18,000/year + tuition waiver for 2 years with the possibility 
of a teaching assistantship if an extra year of studies is required.
Contact Person: DR. SHARON GILL (PH: 269-387-5613, EM: sharon.gill AT 
wmich.edu).

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP - PHEASANT ECOLOGY IN FRAGMENTED AGRICULTURAL 
LANDSCAPES OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS
Employer: South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Description: The Department of Natural Resource Management at South 
Dakota State University (SDSU; http://www.sdstate.edu/nrm/index.cfm) 
invites applications for a Ph.D. Assistantship in applied spatial 
ecology of wildlife to evaluate the effects of landscape composition and 
habitat configuration on ring-necked pheasants. The graduate research 
assistant will have the opportunity to collaborate with SDSU and BGSU 
faculty and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks biologists. 
The primary objective of the project is to study the effects of changing 
agricultural landscapes on pheasant habitat characteristics, population 
viability and space use patterns. This study is part of a broader, 
long-term research effort to understand regional pheasant population 
viability. The accepted Ph.D. student will work as part of a 
collaborative team and will have the flexibility to pursue independent 
research interests related to this topic.
Qualifications: Academic requirements include a Master’s degree in a 
closely related field (except in exceptional circumstances), strong GRE 
scores, and GPA above 3.0. The preferred candidate should have previous 
experience with radio telemetry and GPS tracking of wildlife, avian 
capture, working with a diverse team of collaborators, geographic 
information systems, and statistical analysis. Additionally, candidates 
must have a strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently 
and as part of a larger team, and must be willing and able to conduct 
field work in extreme weather conditions.
Financial support: Approximately $21,000 for a 12-month stipend plus a 
full tuition waiver.
Start Date: Expected start date is August 2017, with the possibility of 
participating in fieldwork starting in May 2017.
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please forward a cover 
letter, CV, a copy of transcripts (unofficial), and a list of three 
references with contact information to Dr. MICHAEL WIMBERLY (EM: 
michael.wimberly AT sdstate.edu). and Dr. ANDY GREGORY (EM: agregor AT 
bgsu.edu). Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full 
consideration, please submit your application materials by February 28, 
2017.
For additional information contact: Dr. ANDREW J. GREGORY, School of 
Earth, Environment and Society, Bowling Green State University, Bowling 
Green, OH 43403-0001 (PH: 1-419-372-9369; EM: agregor AT bgsu.edu) or 
Dr. MICHAEL C. WIMBERLY, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, 
Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University 
(PH: 605-688-5350; EM: michael.wimberly AT sdstate.edu).

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP IN MARBLED MURRELET BREEDING ECOLOGY
Employer: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 20 Feb 2017
Description: The Forest Animal Ecology Lab at Oregon State University 
(http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/) is accepting 
applications for a Ph.D. Assistantship focused on the breeding ecology 
of the Marbled Murrelet.  This position is part of a large-scale, 
long-term, and collaborative project being led by Dr. Jim Rivers in 
cooperation with Dr. Matt Betts (OSU Dept. Forest Ecosystems & Society), 
Kim Nelson (OSU Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife), and Dr. Dan Roby (USGS 
and OSU Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife). The student filling this positon 
will be involved with field research aimed at improving our 
understanding of Marbled Murrelet nesting ecology and breeding habitat 
requirements, with implications for the conservation of this species in 
Oregon and beyond.  The student will develop their project as part of a 
team of researchers examining aspects of nest-site characteristics 
across spatial scales, murrelet parental care behavior (e.g., incubation 
and offspring provisioning), and space use around active nests. This 
position is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in 
conservation biology, behavioral ecology, and ornithology to gain 
valuable knowledge and experience in ecological theory, modeling, and 
empirical data collection throughout the Coast Range mountains of 
western Oregon. Oregon State University is among the top U.S. 
universities for scientific productivity in environmental sciences and 
conservation biology.
Applicant requirements: - A Masters degree in biology or related field 
(e.g., environmental science, zoology, wildlife ecology). Highly 
accomplished undergraduates will be considered only under special 
circumstances - GPA >3.5 - Strong previous experience in field research 
(preferably in both ornithology and behavioral ecology) - Upper-level 
undergraduate or graduate-level courses in statistics - Familiarity with 
GIS and spatial modeling - Previous experience working effectively with 
a team (preferably as a field crew leader) - Excellent physical 
condition for traversing rugged mountainous terrain - Demonstrated 
experience in publishing in peer-reviewed literature - Applicants with 
existing funding (e.g., NSF, NSERC, Fulbright, graduate assistantships) 
will be given high priority.
To apply: Applicants should create a single file (PDF or Word) that 
contains (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications, (2) a full-length 
curriculum vitae, (3) GRE scores, (4) transcripts (unofficial 
transcripts are sufficient), (5) writing sample, and (6) contact 
information (email and phone number) for three references and email it 
to both Dr. JIM RIVERS (EM: jim.rivers AT oregonstate.edu) and Dr. DAN 
ROBY (EM: daniel.roby AT oregonstate.edu) with “MAMU Ph.D. 
Assistantship” in the subject line. For questions regarding the 
application process, contact Dr. Rivers by email. We will begin 
reviewing applications on Feb 20th 2017.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION
Employer: St. Francis Xavier University
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 17 Feb 2017
Description:  The Department of Biology at St. Francis Xavier University 
invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the 
rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2017. Applicants must have 
a PhD degree and relevant post-doctoral experience in any contemporary 
discipline related to animal biology. The successful candidate will 
demonstrate a record of achievement in teaching and is expected to 
develop an externally funded program of research. Salary will be 
commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The primary teaching 
responsibilities of the successful candidate will be core undergraduate 
animal biology courses, for example Animal Biology, Human Anatomy and 
Physiology or Vertebrate Physiology, as well as advanced course(s) in 
the candidate’s area of expertise.
We seek a colleague to enhance our network of departmental, 
interdisciplinary, and external collaborations. Preference will be given 
to candidates with expertise in quantitative, systematic or emerging 
methods that can span sub-disciplines, foster collaboration, and prepare 
our graduates for careers or subsequent educational opportunities.  St. 
Francis Xavier University has a long-standing liberal arts and science 
approach to undergraduate education. Upper level classes are small, with 
substantial interactions between faculty and students in lecture, 
laboratory, and field settings. Involvement of summer student assistants 
and Honours and M.Sc. students in research is expected. Co-supervision 
of Ph.D. students is facilitated by a bilateral agreement with Memorial 
University of Newfoundland. Northeastern Nova Scotia boasts access to a 
range of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the Biology Department 
houses several common-use research facilities, including a molecular 
biology laboratory, tissue culture facility, and the university’s 
microscopy and animal care facilities. Access to advanced computing 
infrastructure and support is available through our membership in the 
ACENet.
Applicants should provide curriculum vitae, statements on teaching 
interests and philosophy, research interests and plans, and the names, 
addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. 
Applications should be sent via email to:  Dr. MOIRA GALWAY, Chair, St. 
Francis Xavier University, Department of Biology, Antigonish, Nova 
Scotia B2G 2W5, Canada (EM: biology AT stfx.ca  PH: 1-902-867-3841).  To 
learn more about the Department of Biology, please visit our website: 
http://sites.stfx.ca/biology  The review of applications will begin on 
February 17, 2017 and will continue until this position is filled. This 
position is subject to final budgetary approval.

USING DRONES FOR COASTAL/MARINE CONSERVATION
Employer: Duke University Marine Lab
Location: Beaufort, NC
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Feb 2017
Description: Two year postdoc opportunity at Duke University marine lab 
in Beaufort, NC for someone interested in coastal/marine conservation & 
drones.  No prior experience using drones needed - you can learn. A 
passion for asking new questions in conservation, and excitement for how 
this technology can push boundaries in your area of expertise is 
mandatory. Position open to all fields of coastal & marine conservation.
Candidates must have a sense of humour, be enthusiastic to contribute to 
and be part of of a dynamic lab, show a willingness to participate in 
other on-going projects, and to engage in community outreach.
Check out the ad here: https://academicjobs...g/ajo/jobs/8759
Deadline February 15, 2017.
Questions? Dr DAVE JOHNSTON at DUML - email is best as he's in the field 
currently (EM: David.johnston AT duke.edu).

TWO-YEAR POST-DOCTORAL POSITION ON GULL ECOLOGY (BELGIUM) - starting 
April 1 2017
Employer: University of Antwerp
Location: Antwerp
Country: Belgium
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Lesser black-backed gulls, a long-lived migratory seabird, 
were commonly assumed to be generalists. However, this poorly 
characterizes the foraging habits of individual gulls - individuals tend 
to specialize on one foraging strategy. Such inter-individual variation 
in the use of an ecological niche is increasingly recognized as an 
ecologically relevant phenomenon. Its adaptive significance likely 
depends on: (a) the predictability of a food resource and the 
heterogeneous environmental conditions throughout the annual cycle, (b) 
how foraging specialization co-varies with other behavioural 
(“personality”), physiological or life history traits, and © whether 
consistency in foraging restrains behavioral plasticity, and thus the 
ability to adapt to environmental changes. The implementation of new 
state-of-the-art GPS tracking devices developed by UvA-bits 
(www.uvabits.nl) and the installation of a high tech sensor network 
(LifeWatch Infrastructure, coordinated by the Research Institute for 
Nature and Forest,
INBO) recently allowed to collect extremely detailed and relevant 
information about the movements and foraging behavior of individual 
birds throughout the annual cycle. Since 2014 >100 individual lesser 
black-backed gulls have been fitted with such GPS tags. This extensive 
data set provides unique opportunities to study the variation of 
foraging specialization and its functional consequences in a life 
history context. The postdoc will focus on the analysis of this 
extensive dataset containing observations of individually marked 
(color-ringed) birds and the recordings obtained from the GPS tracking 
system. In addition, the postdoc will closely collaborate with 3 
PhD-students appointed at the University of Antwerp, respectively the 
University of Gent, who concentrate on investigating under field 
conditions how parental decisions about the level of investment into 
their current offspring vary with the ability of an individual to 
respond to its biotic and abiotic environment.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative person with 
a PhD in biology. You will have experience with analyzing GPS-tracking 
data and abilities in the application of GIS. You will be familiar with 
statistical packages such as R and with applying modern movement ecology 
approaches. You have competency and enthusiasm for the processing of 
large data sets. Demonstrated publication record and fluency in English 
are required. You must have good communication skills and be able to 
work in a team. Experience with fieldwork would be helpful in case you 
would like to carry out own experiments. The post is a full-time 
two-year post-doctoral position with possible extension depending on 
performance and project funding, fixed term from 1 April 2017 to 1 April 
2019.
To apply, please send in a single pdf file: (a) a statement of your 
research interests, motivation and suitability for this position, and 
(b) your CV including a list of publications and © the contact details 
of two references. Applications are to be sent to (EM: Wendt.Mueller AT 
uantwerpen.be).  Consideration of applications will commence on the 1st 
of March 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For informal 
enquiries please contact Prof. WENDT MÜLLER (EM: Wendt.Mueller AT 
uantwerpen.be), Prof. LUC LENS (EM: Luc.Lens AT ugent.be), or Dr. ERIC 
STIENEN (EM: eric.stienen AT inbo.be)

ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND BIOLOGY TEACHING-LABORATORY COORDINATOR
Employer: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Description: Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University 
(MSU) invites applications for an Academic Specialist – Advisor /Biology 
Teaching-Laboratory Coordinator position in the Academic Specialist 
Continuing Appointment System. This is an annual (12-month) position 
that begins May 16, 2017. Academic specialists will start with a 
three-year probationary appointment that has the potential, after 
successful reappointment, to become a long-term position.  This position 
has two primary components – undergraduate academic advising (55%) and 
biological teaching-laboratory support and safety (45%). Broad duties 
within our Academic Affairs and Advising Office include efforts 
supporting student success through recruitment, retention, academic 
advising, high-impact practices such as undergraduate research, 
attention to the transition to college, advising student organizations, 
and academic record keeping maintenance.  Duties for preparation and 
organization for the biological science teaching laboratories in the 
college include sourcing and ordering materials; maintaining equipment, 
supplies, and instruments; leading room setup/takedown at the 
beginning/end of each semester; and processing biological waste for 
proper disposal in conjunction with MSU regulations. Support for health 
& safety of all laboratories including evening supervision a minimum of 
two nights a week during the academic year. Duties may also include 
participating in the training and supervision of undergraduate learning 
assistants, graduate teaching assistants, and lab prep students; care 
for organisms; and regular facility monitoring. Excellent organizational 
skills are essential. LBC offers the general biology sequence consisting 
of LB 144 – Organismal and Population Biology and LB 145 – Cell and 
Molecular Biology (laboratories embedded) along with LB155 – 
Introduction to Quantitative Science and Research and occasional upper 
division research and advanced biological studies courses. The 
university’s Honors Biology lab courses (BS/LB 191H and BS/LB 192H) are 
also offered within the Lyman Briggs biology teaching laboratories.
Founded in 1967, LBC (http://lbc.msu.edu/) is a vibrant residential 
college comprised of 2000 students and 70 faculty and staff that focuses 
on the study of science and its social contexts. Bridging the two 
cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum 
integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the 
history, philosophy, and sociology of science (science studies). LBC 
students select from 41 major options within their Bachelor of Science 
Degree Program. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the sciences; 
60% are women; 25% are students of color; also, 25% of all LBC students 
belong to MSU’s Honors College. We welcome applications from strong 
candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural 
diversity of the LBC faculty and staff.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in biological sciences or related field 
required. Candidates should have experience working with college age 
students, a successful track record working with science laboratory 
organization, operation, and safety. Familiarity with University 
policies and procedures is desired as is experience with academic 
advisement or related student support efforts.
This position is posted on the MSU Applicant Page (MAP), posting # 4839. 
Applications must be submitted through Michigan State University, 
https://jobs.msu.edu, and should include a letter of application and 
current cv / resume, including names and contact information for three 
professional references.  The deadline to ensure full consideration of 
applications is February 22, 2017 and review of applications will 
continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position 
may be directed to KAREN MILLS, Director of Academic Affairs and 
Advising (EM: tkaczyk AT msu.edu).
LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse 
along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual 
orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and 
creed or ideology.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity 
employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse 
workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach 
their full potential. The University actively encourages applications 
and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons 
with disabilities.

SENIOR CONSERVATION SCIENTIST
Employer: RSPB
Location: Bedfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply: 09 Mar 2017
Description: Senior Conservation Scientist - Supporting Species and Site 
Work in Africa
Reference number: A6720117. The RSPB is looking for a talented person to 
provide scientific support to the Society's species and site 
conservation work in Africa. The post requires a doctorate in an 
ecological subject with at least five years experience of working in 
conservation science, ideally including international experience, and a 
good track record in scientific publications. You will be required to 
lead on a number of existing projects on globally threatened bird 
species in Africa and support work around key sites including as Gola 
Rainforest (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and the Liben plain (Ethiopia). 
This will include travel to these sites to undertake field work both 
directly and to support and train local partners. The post will require 
the skills to analyse a range of existing datasets using suitable 
statistical packages and to publish results in peer reviewed scientific 
literature and good knowledge of issues relating to conservation in 
Africa, particularly the impact of commodities expansion on tropical 
forests, will be advantageous. You will be responsible for developing 
scientific work to support future conservation initiatives by RSPB and 
BirdLife partners in the region. This is likely to include work with 
BirdLife partners, and other key collaborators, to conduct strategic 
global assessments of emerging conservation issues as a means of 
prioritising future research  You will need to build and maintain 
relationships with external partners using high standard oral and 
written communications to influence funding, policy and other key 
decisions, including representing the RSPB at relevant external 
meetings. Familiarity with R or SAS and with the BirdLife partnership 
will be an advantage.
Salary: Starting salary range is £29,507 to £31,966 per annum Hours & 
contract information  Hours: Full time  Contract: Permanent.
Closing date: 9 March 2017 Interview date: 3 May 2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the 
downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6720117 
on any correspondence. Role Profile: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistrp_tcm9-437182.pdf 

(Word 266Kb, requires Microsoft Word). Additional information: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistai_tcm9-437184.pdf 

(PDF 345Kb, requires Adobe Reader). Application details: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6720117seniorconservationscientistaf_tcm9-437183.docx 

(Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)  For questions about this post: 
JULIET VICKERY (EM: juliet.vickery AT rspb.org.uk  PH: 01767 693311).  
Send application details to: ANITA MCCLUNE (EM: anita.mcclune AT 
rspb.org.uk).  The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, 
SG19 2DL, 01767 693099

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Employer: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/Florida 
International University
Location: Rookery Bay NERR, Naples, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Job summary:  * Evaluates, strengthens and enhances existing 
programming, and develops and implements new programs designed to 
enhance the connection of the Reserve's research programs to the 
education and stewardship community. * Conducts monitoring of shorebirds 
and wading birds within and adjacent to the Reserve. * Coordinates avian 
monitoring, education and outreach, and database management with 
Audubon, FWC, and universities as well as other partners. * Coordinates 
the seasonal closing of beach nesting bird areas within the Reserve and 
posts and maintains educational signs at critical nesting areas closed 
to public access. * Coordinates annual shorebird partners meeting. * 
Updates and maintains the Reserve library database. * Independent 
operation of boats and vehicles in a field setting. * Coordinates and 
leads field trips for events. * Assists with the recovery, calibration, 
maintenance and deployment of environmental monitoring equipment; 
assists with field research field monitoring as needed. * Manages the 
avian monitoring database for the Reserve as well as other databases 
associated with biological monitoring projects in the Reserve as 
assigned. * Supervises volunteers, student workers and OPS employees as 
assigned. * Prepares and maintains biological monitoring budget. * 
Performs other duties as assigned. * Manages confidential data according 
to the rules established by the State of Florida. * Assists with other 
aspects of research at or management of the Reserve and facilities as 
needed. * Provides assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the 
Rookery Bay Reserve site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm 
clean-up and replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation 
after a storm; or other services assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of office or 
related experience.  Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from a 
regionally accredited institution of higher education in Biology, 
Environmental Science or related field preferred; OR a Bachelor's degree 
from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Science or 
related field and two years of applicable experience. Knowledge of basic 
estuarine ecology and coastal waterbird ecology, identification, and 
related management issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for 
environmental sampling and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small 
vessel operation, navigation and safety.
To apply, go to: https://pslinks.fiu....25&PostingSeq=1
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 31, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:43:54 -0500
There have been major changes at OSNA and as a consequence To POST or 
FIND ornithological jobs online, please go to the Ornithology Exchange, 
http://ornithologyexchange.org/jobs/index.html

The Birdjobs-L e-list will continue to be an option for receiving 
notices about ornithological jobs. Subscribers tothis list will receive 
the same announcements that appear on Ornithology Exchange in a 
weekly/biweekly list. To subscribe, send the following message to: 
lyris AT cornell.edu ; in the body of the message 
type: join Birdjobs-L "your name". The subject line should be bl ank. 
Please use the "plain text only" e-mail format option, include your own 
name in the message, and put quotation marks around your name.  If you 
need help, contact ctrine AT andrews.edu .

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and paste the whole address and then replace the ' AT ' with ' AT '.

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ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM VACANCIES
Employer: Suffolk County Parks
Location: Suffolk County, New York
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 14 Mar 2017
Description:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017
CONTACT: Emily Lauri (631) 854-4980
Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting applications 
for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection Program for 
the 2017 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 in 
limited circumstances)
Hourly wage is $10.75. Crew Leader positions are available for those 
with prior experience at $11.50/hour. Basic housing may be available, 
indicate your interest.
There is no application, send letter of interest and resume to: DIANA 
SANFORD
Email: diana.sanford AT suffolkcountyny.gov FAX: 631.854.4603 SUBMISSION 
DEADLINE: March 14, 2017

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – CHESTNUT-CROWNED BABBLERS
Employer: University of Exeter & Macquarie University
Location: Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station
Country: Australia
Last Date to Apply: 13 Feb 2017
Description: We are looking for 2-3 research assistants to help with our 
long term study of Chestnut-crowned Babblers (Pomatostomusruficeps). 
Thesebirdsarehighly socialcooperative breedersthatlive in the arid 
regionsof South East Australia, breedingin largedomes nestslocated 
typically ata height of3-8m. Research is varied with focuses on 
physiology, reproductive behaviours, group structuresand the evolution 
of language. Typical days involve early starts, walkingbetween 5 and15km 
off trackto investigate different areas for the presence ofBabblers.The 
aim is to find breeding groups in these areas to then monitor them 
throughout the season.Some days require startsbefore sunrise, 
andsomedayswatching the babblers go to roost at dusk. Monitoring 
nestscomprisescarrying ladders to the nesting tree(which can be several 
hundred metres)inspecting,measuringand monitoringthe contents. All 
individuals are fitted with colour rings, numbered bands and PIT tags in 
order to monitor movements and activity throughout the breeding season.  
For each group, adults will be caught, identity and biometrics recorded 
and released. This is a stimulating experience, and ability to work as a 
teamunder pressureis an absolute must.  Duties will mainly be 
concentrated on outdoor fieldwork, however depending on year to year 
protocols, laboratory and aviary experiments may be running alongside 
the fieldwork.Laboratory work in the past has involved incubator 
monitoring; aviary workinvolves conducting playback experiments as well 
as regular monitoring for behaviour and health. One potential aim of 
this position will be to try and create mini-projects for each assistant 
to run and hopefully publish.
The ideal candidate will:
· Bephysicallyfit – able to walk up to 20km off track,
· Be interested in conservation/behavioural ecology,
· Bea confident independent worker, spending several hours alone in 
secluded areas,
· Beable to collect and enter data accurately,
· Have a positive attitude even when working long, irregular hours,
· Have previous fieldwork experience (preferably of severalmonths’duration)
· Be able to navigate using GPS and labelled aerial photographs,
· Cope with working and living in close quarterswith a small research team,
· Work well in a team,engaging in effective communication,
· Enjoy working in the outdoors in all conditions (~0-5°Cat dawn in 
July, ~30-40°C in Nov)
· If over 25, have experience driving off road
· Egg handling/nest monitoring is a bonus but is not necessary
· Bird handling/bleedingexperience is a bonus but is not necessary
This position will run from the ~5thJuly to ~30 November.Housing will be 
provided at the research station and a stipend of $200 AUD/month will be 
provided.Applicants will preferably stay for the duration of the season.
To apply, please sendyourCV(with your references)and cover letter 
outlining why this project interests you and why youbelieve you are a 
suitable candidate, with your name as the title (EM: 
tolouis.oneill AT mq.edu.au).  If you would like to watch a video about the 
fieldwork,or read a bit more about our future research aims, please 
visit http://kiaralherpiniere.wordpress.com (video available) and 
http://louisoneillecology.wordpress.com.

AVIAN BIOLOGIST at ManTech
Location:  Lompoc, CA
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  06 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:  ManTech International is a leader in advanced technologies 
to help government and industry manage and protect information, support 
and maintain critical systems, and develop integrated systems to handle 
complex needs.  However, ManTech also has a small team (~18 people) of 
biologists, ecologists and GIS professionals based out of California who 
work on federal contracts with various military installations across the 
Western region. This satellite team works with military and civilian 
personnel on federal landholdings to responsibly and effectively manage 
land and wildlife for conservation. Our corporate website does NOT 
detail the type of conservation work we conduct.  We are looking for one 
enthusiastic and hardworking individual to perform riparian bird point 
count surveys in Santa Barbara County on Vandenberg Air Force Base 
(VAFB), one of the largest stretches of undeveloped coastline in 
California. This is part of a long-term monitoring effort to determine 
population trends in abundance and distribution of riparian songbirds on 
VAFB. Applicant will be tasked to perform standard five-minute avian 
point count surveys following Point Blue guidelines at 148 stations 
along 12 routes in four watersheds. This is a temporary, seasonal 
position with a start date of approximately 10 May 2017 and an ending 
date of 30 June 2017. However, applicants with interest in performing 
other wildlife surveys or restoration work may be given preference and 
an offer for extended seasonal employment.  The applicant is expected to 
be well versed in visual and auditory cues for the following species: 
Pied-billed grebe, Double-crested cormorant, Great blue heron, Great 
egret, Snowy egret, Green heron, Black-crowned night-heron, Gadwall, 
Mallard, Cinnamon teal, Northern pintail, Ruddy duck, White-tailed kite, 
Northern harrier, Cooper's hawk, Red-shouldered hawk, Red-tailed hawk, 
American kestrel, Peregrine falcon, California quail, Virginia rail, 
Sora, American coot, Spotted sandpiper, California gull, Western gull, 
Mourning dove, Greater roadrunner, Barn owl, Western screech owl, Great 
horned owl, Common poorwill, White-throated swift, Black-chinned 
hummingbird, Anna's hummingbird, Costa's hummingbird, Rufous 
hummingbird, Allen's hummingbird, Belted kingfisher, Acorn woodpecker, 
Red-breasted sapsucker, Nuttall's woodpecker, Downy woodpecker, Hairy 
woodpecker, Northern flicker, Olive-sided flycatcher, Western 
wood-pewee, Willow flycatcher, Pacific-slope flycatcher, Black phoebe, 
Say's phoebe, Ash-throated flycatcher, Cassin's kingbird, Western 
kingbird, Loggerhead shrike, Hutton's vireo, Warbling vireo, Western 
scrub-jay, American crow, Horned lark, Tree swallow, Violet-green 
swallow, Northern rough-winged swallow, Bank swallow, Cliff swallow, 
Barn swallow, Chestnut-backed chickadee, Oak titmouse, Bushtit, Bewick's 
wren, House wren, Winter wren, Marsh wren, Blue-gray gnatcatcher, 
Western bluebird, Swainson's thrush, Hermit thrush, American robin, 
Wrentit, Northern mockingbird, California thrasher, European starling, 
American pipit, Cedar waxwing, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned warbler, 
Yellow warbler, Yellow-rumped warbler, Common yellowthroat, Wilson's 
warbler, Yellow-breasted chat, Western tanager, Spotted towhee, 
California towhee, Rufous-crowned sparrow, Lark sparrow, Savannah 
sparrow, Grasshopper sparrow, Song sparrow, White-crowned sparrow, 
Dark-eyed junco, Black-headed grosbeak, Blue grosbeak, Lazuli bunting, 
Red-winged blackbird, Tricolored blackbird, Western meadowlark, Brewer's 
blackbird, Brown-headed cowbird, Hooded oriole, Bullock's oriole, Purple 
finch, House finch, Lesser goldfinch, Lawrence's goldfinch, American 
goldfinch, and House sparrow.  This job requires driving 4WD vehicles 
off-road and navigating dense vegetation on foot to access point count 
stations. The employee must be available for the full season. Days will 
be split between field work in the early morning and data entry in the 
afternoons for a 40 hour/week schedule. The employee must be able to 
work under the supervision of the project manager, but conduct data 
collection independently in a remote environment. As part of the 
interview process, an auditory test may be required.
Exposure to poison oak and stinging nettle plants is likely. 
Orienteering skills, including the use of maps, compass, and handheld 
GPS units are essential. The work is physically strenuous and involves 
working and hiking in early morning hours in difficult terrain. All 
duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and 
timeliness. This is a full-time appointment which requires a minimum of 
40 hours per week for the duration of the season.
Salary is competitive dependent on experience. Applicants must be 
willing to relocate to Santa Barbara County in California, housing is 
not provided.
Requirements:  · B.S. and 5+ years applicable experience with auditory 
identification of Western bird species listed above
· GPS (Trimble or Geo Xplore or similar) required
· Hand held GPS units, map and compass skills
· Off-paved 4WD vehicle experience
· Ability to identify 200+ species of Western birds by sight and 
PRIMARILY by sound
· Ability to work independently for the duration of the field season
· Careful and accurate data collection/entry/management
Application Instructions:  Please email (EM: Katrina.Olthof AT ManTech.com) 
with a relevant cover letter, current resume, and references. 
Applications will be considered until a qualified candidate is selected.

RAPTOR TRAPPER/BANDER
Employer:  Intermountain Bird Observatory
Location:  Near Boise, Idaho
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  01 May 2017
Open until filled
Description:  RAPTOR TRAPPER/BANDER NEEDED (1) to assist with long-term 
study of raptor migration near Boise, Idaho conducted by the 
INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY. WANTED: a mature, experienced, 
self-motivated field biologist to conduct daily hawk banding from 
approximately 21 August – 21 October 2017. Raptor Bander ($600-$800/mo.; 
depending on experience) must have prior field experience, must be an 
experienced and accomplished raptor trapper and bander, must be able to 
work and live alone, must be able to set up, maintain, and take down a 
raptor migration trapping station, must be able to collect, record, and 
organize detailed banding data, and must have a reliable 4-WD vehicle to 
access the field site. BOISE PEAK is possibly the premier raptor banding 
site in the western United States: forested, remote, quiet, and 
incredibly scenic, this site typically bands 500+ raptors per season 
including SSHA, COHA, MERL, RTHA, NOGO, AMKE, and other species. YOU 
SHOULD PAY US TO DO THIS JOB! Only experienced, serious, and qualified 
applicants, please.
Send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (with phone # 
and e-mail if possible) as soon as possible but no later than 1 MAY 
2017. If sending applications as attachments (MS Word) via e-mail 
(PREFERRED), please send to (EM: gregorykalteneckerATboisestate.edu). 
Otherwise, send to: GREG KALTENECKER, Director, Intermountain Bird 
Observatory, Department of Biology, Boise State University, 1910 
University Dr., Boise, ID 83725. The position will be filled as soon as 
a suitable applicant is found.

JOHN MARSHALL EVERGLADES INTERNSHIP
Employer:  Everglades Foundation
Location:  Miami, FL
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
The Everglades Foundation is accepting applications for the John 
Marshall Everglades Internship. During this 8-week (May 18th – July 
14th) undergraduate internship program, qualified students will learn 
about the Everglades ecosystem, history, water management issues, and 
policies related to Everglades restoration. Interns will go on site 
visits to: major restoration sites, water management structures, and 
effected natural areas. They will grow their professional networks while 
meeting with scientists, stakeholders, and policy makers who are 
participating in the most comprehensive restoration project in the 
world. Interns select from one of four categories for their capstone 
projects: policy & advocacy, science & engineering, education, and 
communications.  Interns will be provided with a small stipend and room 
and board.  The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to protecting and 
restoring America’s Everglades. This unique ecosystem provides economic, 
recreational and life-sustaining benefits to the millions of people in 
Florida who depend on its future health. Through the advancement of 
scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to 
reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers 
and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide 
decision-making on complex restoration issues.  Please pass this 
announcement along to any interested undergraduate students. The 
internship would be of interest to students studying: environmental 
policy, advocacy, environmental studies, biology/ecology, 
communications, science communications, environmental engineering, 
hydrology, ecological economics, environmental education, etc.
For more information about the program and how to apply, please see our 
website: http://www.everglade...es/internships/

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer:  Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Location:  north Dakota, eastern Montana
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  12 Feb 2017
Open until filled
Salary: $2,200 per month; lodging provided
Duration: 3 months
Start Date May 8, 2017
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:  Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds 
and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education 
and stewardship. Our work extends 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 cross-border collaborations. We monitor and identify 
population trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and 
managers in wildlife and habitat stewardship, and inspire audiences of 
all ages to be better stewards of the land. Together, we are improving 
native bird populations, the land, and the lives of people. Learn more 
about our work and programs at our website: www.birdconservancy.org:  
PROJECT OVERVIEW:  Grassland bird populations, including those migratory 
species breeding in the mixed-grass prairies of the northern Great 
Plains, have declined more than any other guild of birds over the past 
few decades. This project aims to determine basic demographic rates of 
grassland-nesting songbirds on their breeding grounds including nest 
success and productivity, in addition to adult and juvenile survival. 
Focal species include Baird’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, 
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Lark Bunting, and Sprague’s Pipit.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Technicians (10) are needed for a 
demographic study of grassland-nesting songbirds in northeastern Montana 
and western North Dakota. Technicians are needed from early-May through 
early/mid-August 2017. Field duties include telemetry tracking, 
nest-searching via rope drag, vegetation sampling, performing point 
counts, assistance with mist-netting and banding birds as needed, and 
daily data entry. Applicants must be able to walk long distances 
carrying field equipment, and be able to work long days that begin 
pre-dawn. Applicants must also be comfortable working independently in 
the field. Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating 
most, or all, of the following requirements:  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS 
AND ABILITIES: · Tracking birds via VHS radio telemetry
· Ability to identify western birds by sight and sound
· Nest-searching
· Diligence in recording all data collected
· Strong work ethic and enthusiasm while in the field
· Must have the ability to share living quarters with others
· Valid driver’s license with proof of auto insurance
· Sense of humor and winning attitude
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  · Bachelor’s degree and/or 
equivalent field experience in ecology or a related field
TO APPLY:  E-mail cover letter stating interest, resume, and contact 
information for three references in a single PDF to: (EM: 
Maureen.correll AT birdconservancy.org). Applications will be evaluated as 
they are received; final deadline is February 12, 2017.

BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP
Employer: Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.)
Location: 27.5 Hummingbird Highway, Stann Creek, Belize
Country: Belize
Last Date to Apply: 06 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: Bird banding internship at T.R.E.E.S., a conservation 
ecological research station and hosting centre. The internship is 6 
weeks long, starting on March 20th. Interns will learn skills such as 
setting up mist nets, extracting passerine birds, banding birds, and how 
to take morphological data from a bird in hand. Interns will get 
experience banding neotropical migrant birds, as well as resident 
species of Belize. Banding will be 5/days a week. Interns will also 
learn bird sampling techniques such as, point counts and transect 
surveys, nest searching, and experience banding alongside many certified 
bird banders.These internships are a good opportunity for new 
ecologists/biologists looking to grow their CV and experience for future 
job employment. Past interns at T.R.E.E.S. have had a high rate of 
employment after completing our internship program.
Internships has a fee of US200$/week which includes training by 
profesional on-site biologists, free WIFI, hot showers, access to 
lab/lab equipment, 3 full meals/day, and a bed in a jungle cabana.
Contact: (EM: hsoder AT ecorana.ca) to register
Website: http://www.treesociety.org
Facebook: Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society

AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH INTERNS - ALASKA
Employer: USGS Alaska Science Center
Location: Nome, Alaska
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Apr 2017
Job Description: We are seeking four motivated individuals to work on an 
avian demographic study on the Seward Peninsula in northwestern Alaska 
from approximately May 17th through July 31st, 2017 (some flexibility 
with start date). The Seward Peninsula is an incredibly diverse area 
attracting over 150 migratory birds from across the globe. This is an 
exciting opportunity to gain experience assisting with long-term field 
research on migratory landbird and shorebird response to changing 
environmental conditions in the boreal-arctic transition zone. Primary 
field duties will include nest searching for ground- and shrub-nesting 
birds, nest monitoring, avian behavioral observations, habitat surveys, 
invertebrate sampling, data entry and management, and assisting with 
handling, banding, and collecting morphological measurements on nestling 
passerines.
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 30 pound backpack, comfortable 
working in remote brown bear country, experienced with the use of GPS 
for navigating and marking waypoints, and willing to maintain a positive 
attitude in variable weather conditions with hordes of biting insects. 
This position also requires the ability to collect accurate and legible 
field data, maintain and operate field equipment in a responsible 
manner, work long hours (>40 hours per week) with early mornings and 
minimal days off, effectively communicate with supervisors and crew 
members, and happily live in a rustic (but comfortable) 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: Experience with identifying birds by sight and 
sound, nest searching, behavioral observations, and handling and banding 
birds. Experience with backcountry camping and certification in 
CPR/Basic First Aid is also a plus. Preference will be given to 
individuals with nest searching experience that have a Bachelor’s Degree 
in a science-related field; however, upper-level undergraduates working 
toward a degree with a strong interest in avian ecology and prior field 
experience are highly encouraged to apply.
Compensation: This is a volunteer position. Round-trip airfare to 
Alaska, primitive housing, food while in the field, camping gear, field 
equipment, and a small stipend (~$650) will be provided.
Application Instructions: Interested individuals should email in one 
Microsoft Word or PDF document: (1) A cover letter addressing the 
qualifications listed above, why you are interested in this position, 
and your earliest date of availability; (2) A detailed resume; and (3) 
Contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least 
three professional references to RACHEL RICHARDSON (EM: 
rrichardson AT usgs.gov). Please write “Avian Field Research Intern” in the 
subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately 
and positions are often filled before the closing date so please submit 
your applications early for priority consideration.

SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer:  University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab
Location:  Florence, Montana
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  28 Feb 2017
Open until filled
2 SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS needed from early-May -August 2017 to study 
avian response to restoration in wooded draw and riparian habitats in 
the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Technicians will work with project 
biologists to map focal songbird locations and behaviors, perform nest 
searches, monitor nests, measure habitat features, re-sight color-banded 
birds, 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.
Pay will be $13-14 hourly depending on experience, and reimbursement for 
project related driving.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have experience conducting bird 
surveys (ability to identify western bird species by sight and sound), 
and songbird nest-searching and monitoring skills. Applicants must be 
able to work alone, follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven terrain. 
A valid driver’s license and a strong work ethic are required.
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 ASSISTANTS
Employer:  Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Location:  Western U.S.: various locations
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  20 Feb 2017
Description: FIELD ASSISTANTS (4-5) are needed for ongoing studies of 
Burrowing Owl breeding behavior, life histories, and demography. Study 
sites include southeastern California, southern Nevada, central New 
Mexico, north-central Utah, and northeastern Oregon. Field assistants 
will work primarily at one of these sites but may have opportunities to 
work at multiple sites. Successful applicants will receive training at 
the California study site during March and then spend much of the 
remaining field season working independently at their assigned study 
site(s). Primary duties include: 1) installation and maintenance of nest 
cameras inside burrowing owl nest boxes, 2) locating and monitoring 
active owl nests, 3) capturing, processing, and banding owls, 4) 
performing standardized burrowing owl surveys, 5) assisting with 
ecological and behavioral experiments, 6) installation and maintenance 
of burrowing owl nest boxes, 7) reviewing and transcribing nest videos, 
and 8) data entry.
Applicants should be in excellent physical condition, willing to work 
long and unusual hours alone in the field under hot, dry, cold, wet, 
windy, dusty, and other adverse weather conditions, able to pass a 
background check and obtain security clearance to work on military 
installations (at 2 of the 4 study sites), and in possession of a valid 
driver’s license. Preferred qualifications include experience handling, 
capturing, banding, and processing wild birds, comfort with camera 
equipment and other electronics, the ability to work independently, and 
excellent attention to detail.
Positions will begin in early March and end in late June- mid July (the 
tech at the New Mexico study site may work until late-August or early 
September), start and end dates are somewhat negotiable. Salary: 
$1600-2000 per month, depending on experience. Housing will be provided 
at some study sites. Field transportation will be provided for work use.
Send cover letter and resume (with names, phone numbers, and email 
addresses of at least 3 references) by email to CARL LUNDBLAD (EM: 
ssnwr.buow AT gmail.com). Please write FIELD ASSISTANTS in the subject line 
and indicate which of the 5 study site(s) you wish to be considered for.

FIELD TECHNICIAN- BURROWING OWL NEST MONITORING IN SD AND NE GREAT PLAINS
Employer:  New Mexico State University
Location:  National Grasslands in SD and private lands in NE
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  07 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description: Field technician needed to work alongside a graduate 
student on a Burrowing Owl nest monitoring project in Buffalo Gap NG of 
South Dakota and privately owned land in the Nebraska panhandle. 
Technician duties will include walking transects on prairie dog colonies 
to identify nest burrows and using a camera peeper probe to monitor nest 
status. This will entail a considerable amount of walking (can be ~ten 
miles/day during nest searching), carrying equipment, and early mornings 
with long days in inclement weather (high speed winds and cold spring 
storms will be common). Must be willing to be flexible with schedule as 
field issues come about, schedule and days off may be irregular. We will 
spend a large amount of time driving between field sites, which will be 
10-14 prairie dog colonies. The approximate four-hour drive from South 
Dakota to Nebraska will be about every 5 days. Salary is ~$4,000 for the 
season. Trailer housing will be provided, with the possibility of 
camping when at our Nebraska field site. Must be available to start 
April 30th at latest, and position will continue to July (potentially 
extending to mid-August).
Some wildlife experience is required, along with a positive attitude and 
enthusiasm for field work. Field skills for this job are trainable 
however the fitting personality traits are essential. This includes:  - 
Maintaining amiability while working and living in close quarters with 
only one other person (possibly two)
- Willingness to endure highly repetitive work and keep a firm attention 
span necessary to ensure data integrity
- Should take pleasure in solitude as we work in remote areas, at times 
without cell phone service, and potentially long distances to grocery stores
- Tolerant to numerous encounters with snakes and likely swarms of 
irritating flies
Other relevant skills include: navigating and marking waypoints with 
handheld GPS, familiarity with binocular and scope use, operating 4WD 
vehicle, experience in grassland habitats, experience working with 
private land owners, and prior duties of data collection and note taking.
Valid driver’s license required (field vehicle provided).
Please email a letter of interest that details relevant experience, a 
resume/CV, and contact information for three references to CATIE PORRO 
(EM: porrocm AT nmsu.edu). Also include earliest date of availability. Feel 
free to email before applying with any questions you may have. This is 
an excellent opportunity to work with a charming bird species of 
conservation concern in an esteemed landscape. Although the work can be 
challenging, it will be rewarding and will open the door to more 
wildlife jobs in your future conservation career!

SEASONAL LOON FIELD BIOLOGIST
Employer:  Loon Preservation Committee
Location:  New Hampshire
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  None provided
Open until filled
FIELD BIOLOGISTS (5) needed to survey and manage New Hampshire’s Common 
Loon population by kayak and motorboat on over 350 lakes, from mid-May 
to early August, 2017. Field staff and citizen-science volunteers record 
loon abundance, breeding success and supporting data on nest failure 
causes, loon behaviors and lake habitat. Duties also include coordinated 
nest site protection, loon rescues and mortality collections, and 
assisting with the capture, banding, and band-resighting of adult and 
juvenile loons. These positions provide excellent hands-on exposure to 
the conservation biology of this charismatic species.
All positions involve extended independent work and teamwork at key 
times. Applicants must enjoy or at least cheerfully tolerate strenuous 
physical work in harsh weather, with rough water and biting black flies 
and mosquitoes. Reliable transportation is required. Applicants must be 
willing to approach lake users and solicit their cooperation. 
Qualifications include coursework or degree in wildlife biology or 
similar field, field experience with bird or wildlife surveys, and 
boating experience. Compensation: $325/week stipend and mileage 
reimbursement, with rustic housing provided for some positions. 
Applicants with serious interest should email or send a resume and cover 
letter to JOHN COOLEY, Loon Preservation Committee (EM: jcooley AT 
loon.org); P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254. Applications will be 
accepted until positions are filled.

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS
Employer:  Mackenzie Nature Observatory
Location:  Mugaha Marsh, Mackenzie, BC
Country:  Canada
Last Date to Apply:  03 Mar 2017
Volunteers needed for Fall Banding Season 19 July until 23 September, 
2017.  We encourage people with a true interest in birds to consider 
donating their time to volunteer at our banding station. Experience 
working at a banding station would be a great asset.
A small travel trailer is available as accommodation for visiting 
volunteers. This sleeps two people. Kitchen facilities and an outhouse 
are on site. Bring your own bedding.
We would like volunteers to be able to commit to being at the station at 
least a week. Please contact Mackenzie Nature Observatory for more 
information – send an email to (EM: jlambie AT telus.net).

BIRD BANDERS
Employer:  Mackenzie Nature Observatory
Location:  Mugaha Marsh, Mackenzie, BC
Country:  Canada
Last Date to Apply:  03 Mar 2017
Banders & Volunteers Needed for Fall Season 19 July until 23 September 
2017.  Banding Positions available: 3.  Two banders are needed from 19 
July - 23 September. One will be BIC and he/she will start on 18 July - 
set-up day; the other bander will start on July19. Banders will have two 
days off each week. We need a third bander to work when other banders 
have days off (normally 4 days each week, often on weekends, but at 
times on week days).
Where:  Mackenzie, BC, Canada at Mackenzie Nature Observatory’s banding 
station at Mugaha Marsh. Mugaha Marsh is located 14.5 km northwest of 
Mackenzie via a logging road. The banding lab is a 12 x 20 frame building.
Requirements: Canadian master banding permit or Canadian sub-permit or 
you need to be eligible for a sub-permit under Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory’s station permit. When applying please list the 
qualifications that are listed on your permit (eg: use mistnets, band 
passerines, band raptors, band hummingbirds, etc.)
     Good knowledge of Western Birds
     Knowledge of moult, hybrids (we are in the overlap zone for some 
species & subspecies), juvenile birds
     Know how to take measurement – we get several empidonax flycatchers 
and at times measurements are needed to separate them.
     Ability to work with others banders and volunteers
     Willingness to share knowledge with others
     Computer skills – you will need to enter data into Bandit and the 
Daily Estimated Totals program, plus you will need to do a report on the 
season. Knowledge of how to use excel
Duties:      Operation of 12 mistnets daily following our station protocol
     A one hour census done daily on a standardized route
     Casual observations during the day
     Compiling an estimated total of each species using the number birds 
banded, the # of returns, # of repeats, # censused and # observed. 
Possible and known stopovers also need to be documented.
     Entering data into Bandit and the Daily Estimated Totals program
     Training volunteers Volunteers experience will vary greatly, from 
those just starting to some who have many years of experience.
     End of season report
Accommodations: The accommodations on site are rustic (two older small 
travel trailers and a camper). There is electricity on site, but no 
running water. Showers are available at the municipal campground in 
town. Drinking water has to be brought out to the station, volunteers 
will bring out some, but banders are expected to fill the water jugs 
when they are in town. It is recommended that applicants have their own 
personal transportation.
Wages: Banders are hired as employees of Mackenzie Nature Observatory. 
This means you will have two days off each week. You will be paid 
biweekly at a rate of $160 to $200 Canadian per day worked depending 
upon your experience.
Applications: Please submit your applications to Mackenzie Nature 
Observatory, Bird Committee, c/o VI LAMBIE, banding station coordinator 
(EM: jlambie AT telus.net). Deadline for submitting applications is March 
3, 2017

LEAST TERN FIELD TECHNICIAN: ARKANSAS
Employer:  Arkansas Tech University
Location:  AR
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  31 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Description:
Description:  Four field technicians are needed during the 2017 Interior 
Least Tern breeding season on the Arkansas River and surrounding area as 
part of a research and monitoring project with Arkansas Tech University. 
Breeding season is usually late May to early Aug. Preference will be 
given to individuals with previous field work experience. Primary duties 
will include; nest monitoring, nest searching, banding and handling 
chicks, working with endangered species, maintaining equipment, and 
navigating by boat on the Arkansas River. Successful candidates must be 
able to work well during the early hours of the day and comfortable 
working on boats daily. Hours may be subject to weather and river 
conditions.
To apply send a letter of interest addressing the following 
qualifications listed below, resume/CV, and contact information for 
three references to snefas AT atu.edu. Use the subject line “Least Tern 
Field Tech” and name a single attachment containing cover letter, 
resume, and reference information with your last name and title of the 
job (LASTNAMETECH). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Qualifications:  Required Qualifications:  • Currently enrolled or 
completed bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, environmental science, 
or closely related field
• Ability and desire to work long, irregular hours (including weekend 
hours) often before sunrise
• Ability and desire to work outdoors in adverse conditions (intense 
heat, biting insects, etc)
• Ability to collect accurate data and enter into Microsoft access and 
excel databases
• Must possess a Boater’s safety card or be able to get one
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
Desired Qualifications:  • Previous field experience with ground-nesting 
birds / nest searching
• Experience with handheld GPS and Trimble GPS units
• Bird identification skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
To apply send a letter of interest addressing the following 
qualifications listed below, resume/CV, and contact information for 
three references to (EM: snefas AT atu.edu). Use the subject line “Least 
Tern Field Tech” and name a single attachment containing cover letter, 
resume, and reference information with your last name and title of the 
job (LASTNAMETECH). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

VOLUNTEER SHOREBIRD FIELD CREW-BAHAMAS LIVE ABOARD
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Bahamas-GBI, Abaco, Berrys, Joulters
Country:  Bahamas
Last Date to Apply:  25 Apr 2017
Open until filled

NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
down. Please reapply. We need your help to protect beach-nesting birds, 
nests, and young. Conservian is seeking a weekly crew of 8-12 
enthusiastic volunteers for our Bahamas shorebird habitat conservation 
project in May 2017 aboard our 75ft research schooner. Field crew will 
assist project director with daily project activities. This is an 
excellent opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird ID skills. 
Trip cost for one week is $1,250 and includes your bunk, onboard meals, 
water, and ground transportation associated with project. Participants 
will fly to the Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle transport to 
schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and insurance are not 
included. Project Summary:  In 2017, Conservian and partners will 
continue on-the-ground protective and restorative measures to limit 
human-caused disturbance, and control invasive Australian pine at key 
Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites in the Bahamas. Field 
volunteers will participate in collecting new data on shorebirds and 
seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected sites include Globally Important and 
locally Important Bird Areas and national parks of the Bahamas, such as 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulter Cays 
National Park IBA, and the Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco.  Project 
partners include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, International 
Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow AgroSciences, 
Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand Bahama Port 
Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas 
Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco 
Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas 
Police Force/Marine Support.
Project Activities:
· Protect, post & sign shorebird & seabird sites
· Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & habitat
· Observe/assist with bird banding (conditions permitting)
· Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats
· Work with local volunteers to accomplish the above goals
Our days will be filled with much adventure. The focus of the work is 
surveying for beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests and young, and 
working with local volunteers to implement protective measures in the 
field. Focal species include Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, 
Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. 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. Field crew will assistant with 
collecting data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment and human-created 
disturbance. Field crew will also assist with shipboard duties; sailing, 
cooking and cleaning. There will be time to fish, snorkel, and visit 
local island towns.
Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in good 
physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be capable of walking 
several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants must be 
comfortable living communally onboard a schooner and riding in small 
boats to access survey sites.
May expedition schedule and locations (final dates TBD)
Assist for one week or more:  Week 1: Grand Bahama Island- (Freeport GBI 
Int. Airport)
Week 2: Great Abaco, west- (Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 3: Great Abaco, east- (Marsh Harbour Airport)
Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-(Marsh Harbour/Nassau Int.Airport)
If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week or more as 
part of our Volunteer Field Crew:  Please send 1) letter of interest 2) 
resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to 
MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC: (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all 
attachments with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will 
continue until positions are filled.
See link to article on 2016 project from our supporters at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition 

http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/ 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian’s coastal bird conservation work.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Alabama/Mississippi
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  15 Mar 2017
Open until filled
NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
down. (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one 
Shorebird Intern Volunteer for monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the 
Alabama and Mississippi coast. Work begins in early 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 Conservian field staff as part of a team. Intern will 
record data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, erect and maintain 
posting and signing to protect nesting areas, and be required to keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular 
data entry using Excel.
Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and 
adventurous, in good physical condition, like traveling, working in 
teams, and comfortable riding in small boats to access some survey 
sites. This position often 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. 
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.

BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA
Employer:  Conservian
Location:  Alabama
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  15 Mar 2017
Open until filled
NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
down.
(1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one Beach 
Ambassador/ Shorebird Monitor Volunteer intern for monitoring of 
beach-nesting birds and pubic beach use at Gulf State Park in Gulf 
Shores Alabama. Work begins in early April and continues through early 
August. Intern is required to commit 32 hours per week to Gulf State 
Park. Intern may work over 32 hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 
9.01. Shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is monitoring 
and protecting beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, 
including Snowy Plovers and Least Terns, and increasing public 
compliance with park rules and protective measures in place for 
beach-nesting birds. Intern will also engage in general education and 
monitoring of beach-going public. As a Beach Ambassador, intern will be 
provided a park utility vehicle (UTV) for beach patrolling. Additional 
security duties include monitoring the parking lot and beach for trash 
compliance, ensuring the safety of all beach patrons, contacting law 
enforcement in the event of emergencies, and ensuring that park patrons 
are in compliance with Alabama State Park 220 Laws. Intern will record 
data on breeding, beach-nesting bird pairs, habitat assessment, and 
public compliance, erect and maintain posting and signing to protect 
nesting areas, keep organized field notes, complete various data forms 
and perform regular data entry using Excel. Intern will report to and 
work cooperatively with Conservian Shorebird Assistant and Gulf State 
Park Supervisor. Training will be provided prior to beginning these job 
duties. Intern will also have opportunities to work with Conservian 
field staff at other shorebird sites in Alabama.
Requirements: Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, in good 
physical condition, and enjoy working in warm summer temperatures on the 
Gulf Coast. Shorebird familiarity and experience working with the public 
is preferred. UTV certification and shorebird monitoring training is 
provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species 
shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof binoculars 
(10x 42). Valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle. Please send 
1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses and phone 
numbers of 3 references to Margo Zdravkovic: 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.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING ASSISTANT – ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI
Employer:  CONSERVIAN
Location:  Alabama/Mississippi
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  15 Mar 2017
Open until filled
NOTE: If you applied for this position between Jan 15-25, our server was 
down. Please reapply. (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation 
is seeking one Shorebird Monitoring Assistant for monitoring of 
beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and Mississippi Coast. Work will 
begin in early April and continue through early August. A weekly salary 
of $450 and shared housing is provided. The focus of the work is 
monitoring beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, and 
working with site managers and local volunteers to implement protective 
measures. Focal species include; Snowy Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, 
American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other colonial nesting species. 
Assistant will report to and work cooperatively with Conservian Director 
to implement and conduct fieldwork. Assistant will professionally 
represent Conservian when interacting with the public, site managers, 
and partners. Assistant will record data on breeding pairs, habitat 
assessment and human-created disturbance, and erect and maintain posting 
and signing to protect nesting areas. Assistant will be required to keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms, perform data entry, 
and supervise one Conservian intern, and local steward volunteers.
Requirements: Applicant must possess strong verbal communication and 
leadership skills, and be comfortable working with volunteers and the 
beach-going public. Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and 
adventurous, in good physical condition, like traveling, working in 
small groups, and independently, and be comfortable riding in small 
boats to access island survey sites. Position often requires working 
long hours, 6 days a week, including weekends. Applicant must enjoy 
walking many miles at remote locations, in hot summer temperatures on 
the Gulf of Mexico. Prior field experience and supervisory experience is 
required for this position. Plover/tern/shorebird experience preferred. 
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 work sites.
Please send 1) letter of interest 2) resume 3) names, email addresses 
and phone numbers of 3 references to MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: 
MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all attachments with your name. 
The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until position 
is filled. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on 
Facebook for more information on Conservian’s work on the Gulf Coast.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN
Employer:  University of Montana
Location:  Florence, MT
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  None provided
Open until filled
One field technician is needed to assist with a PhD project at the 
University of Montana exploring the mechanistic basis of nest 
abandonment. This research takes place primarily at the MPG Ranch in 
Florence, MT. The technician will maintain and check nest boxes, assist 
in capture using mist nets and nest box traps. The technician will bleed 
all target species, deploy nest cameras and monitor nests for 
abandonment. The technician will be supervised by the graduate student 
on the project but expected to work alone or with volunteers.
The position will begin May 1st (some flexibility) and will end 
mid-July. The position will be an average of 40 hours/week over the 
course of the season, but the work schedule will be variable and may 
depend on weather. A vehicle will be provided while working on the field 
site.
Qualifications: Applicants must have previous bird handling experience. 
Must be willing to work long and odd hours and able to work 
independently. Applicants must 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 driving and 
hiking to nest boxes on a very large multi-use ranch. Must be able to 
work well with others. Strong applicants will have previous experience 
with brachial bleeding, mist-nets, banding and nest searching.
Salary: $13.00/hr (40 hours/week). Housing not included but possibility 
to camp at field site and there are many subleases in the area.
Start Date: 05/01/2017
To apply:  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and information for 
three references (all in one document) to HANNAH BEYL (EM: 
MtAvianTech AT gmail.com). Application deadline of March 31st but 
application review will begin immediately.

WYOMING SHARP-TAILED GROUSE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Employer:  Baggs, Wyoming
Location:  University of Wyoming
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  None provided
One research technician position is available to assist on a University 
of Wyoming study evaluating the annual space-use patterns, habitat 
selection, and demographic rates of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in 
southern Wyoming (Baggs, Wyoming).  This position will last for 5-6 
months from April 1st to August/September (ending date is flexible) and 
responsibilities will include capturing grouse; locating radio-marked 
grouse with radio telemetry and GPS; monitoring nests; nighttime brood 
counts; evaluating microhabitat plots at bird-use and random locations; 
data entry and proofing; and operating 4WD trucks and ATVs. Work will 
require sharing housing with other technicians, extensive hiking, long 
hours (>40/wk), and a willingness to endure adverse environmental 
conditions. It is essential that applicants are able to work well with 
others and also work independently. Field work will be conducted in 
remote landscapes. Technicians will gain valuable wildlife and 
vegetation monitoring experience.
Applicants should have the desire and ability to:  -Legibly record field 
data and enter it into a database
-Navigate using maps and GPS equipment
-Capture and handle wildlife
-Monitor wildlife using radio telemetry
-Work and live side-by-side with co-workers
-Work under harsh weather conditions
-Assist with vegetation sampling and identification
-Safely operate 4WD pickups and ATVs
-Work long days with variable work schedules (including nighttime hours)
Please apply by sending a 1-2 page letter of interest and your resume 
(with 3 references) as a single attached file (with just your name as 
the filename) via email to AARON PRATT. In your application please 
include an answer (1-2 paragraphs) to the following question: Why is it 
important to study sharp-tailed grouse habitat selection and demography? 
Applicants should apply ASAP because first suitable candidate will be 
hired.

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH SURVEY RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Employer:  Memorial University of Newfoundland
Location:  Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Country:  Canada
Last Date to Apply:  17 Feb 2017
Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking 3 avian point count 
research assistants for work based 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. You must have 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 off-trail hiking per day) and comfortable with 
navigation in the backcountry. Experience mist-netting would be an asset 
to provide occasional help with a related project. 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 working 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. Pay will be $818 CAD per week 
plus a small food allowance. Housing will be a backcountry cabin (shared 
with other assistants 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 
17 February 2017. Applications should be sent via e-mail to JENNA 
MCDERMOTT, Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology, Memorial University of 
Newfoundland, Canada (EM: jmcdermott AT mun.ca).

AVIAN ECOLOGISTS IN ALASKA TUNDRA: EMPEROR GEESE
Employer:  United States Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Location:  Outer coast of Yukon Delta NWR (gear prep in Anchorage)
Country:  United States
Last Date to Apply:  30 Mar 2017
Open until filled
Salary: $1,000 plus air travel expenses.
Duration: Late May/Early June to Late June/early July (~ 1 month). 
Please send resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover 
letter to jschmutz AT usgs.gov.
  Description: We have a 22-year demographic study of the rare endemic 
Emperor Geese ongoing in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. This tundra 
ecosystem is one of the richest in the world for ground nesting birds, 
particularly for shorebirds, waterfowl, and other waterbirds. Current 
foci are the survival and breeding consequences of climate variation, 
disease (avian influenza and blood parasites), nutritional strategies 
for egg production, and year-round migration via geolocators. Work 
entails continual long days of walking to locate nests, resight banded 
birds, and capture and bleed birds. The habitation is a remote, 
communal, tent-based camp of 6-8 people. Travel and logistics through 
local indigenous communities (Yu’pik) periodically. Each crew member may 
be required to compose a short report about their work after the field 
work has been completed.
Qualifications: Enthusiasm for long, physically tiring days (hiking the 
tundra for ~10 miles/day), and an ability to joyfully weather the mud 
and bugs. Similarly, a collaborative and congenial demeanor is needed to 
coexist in communal camps where all share in camp chores. Days off only 
occur if a storm descends upon us. Small outboard boating experience in 
tidal environments helpful, as is experience handling, banding, and 
bleeding birds. Skill at manipulating digital databases (Excel or 
Access) and GIS are useful, though not mandatory. Advanced undergraduate 
standing (or higher) and some field experience is necessary.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references to 
JOEL SCHMUTZ, USGS Alaska Science Center, (EM: jschmutz AT usgs.gov).

SENIOR FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer:  RSPB
Location:  Gough Island
Country:  United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply:  28 Feb 2017
http://www.rspb.org....n=Job vacancies
Senior Field Assistant
Reference number: A6250117
Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha
One Senior Field Assistant will be recruited to carry out eradication of 
Sagina procumbens, seabird monitoring and other field work on Gough 
Island. The post holder will work along side two Field Assistants. All 
three posts will be for a period of 15 months, consisting of two months 
pre-deployment training and 13 months deployment on Gough.
Gough Island (6,500 ha) is located in the South Atlantic and is part of 
the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. These posts are funded through the 
collaborative Gough Island Restoration Programme, which aims to 
eradicate both Sagina and house mice from Gough Island. The 
collaboration involves the RSPB, Tristan da Cunha Island Council and DEFRA.
The primary rationale for this position is to support the restoration of 
Gough Island. See http://www.rspb.org.uk/goughisland for more 
information. We wish to attract committed candidates who will adapt to 
the requirements of this restoration programme and remain focused on the 
outputs needed to progress this globally important effort. This position 
will offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated and disciplined 
individuals with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen interest in 
wildlife, who will adapt well to small island living in a challenging 
sub-Antarctic environment.  Work in the wildlife breeding season at 
Gough Island is very intensive, with frequent long hours of fieldwork 
and data preparation, so it is important to be well organised. Data are 
collated using databases and by submitting reports, observing deadlines 
at frequent intervals. The results underpin efforts to restore the Gough 
Island World Heritage Site.  The candidates will be joining and living 
with the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) 
over-wintering team of 6 people, bringing the total team size to 9 
people. They will be required to work within the requirements of SANAP's 
over-wintering teams, including sharing cooking and cleaning duties on 
the base. It will be an asset if the post holders have prior experience 
of working with one or more other team members. The learning curve is 
very steep and so all candidates must have previous experience of 
handling appropriate wild animals, but RSPB will provide a finishing 
school (at the Lodge and on Gough Island) to hone these skills. Two 
recent blogs provide excellent resources on what it is like to live and 
work on Gough Island:
• http://goughconserva...blogspot.co.uk/
• http://chrisongough.blogspot.co.uk/
  Please review the candidate information pack for more information on 
this post.
The starting date for these positions can not be any later than the 30th 
of May 2017 due to the pre-deployment training requirements. 
Pre-deployment training provided by the RSPB will take place in either 
the UK or South Africa. A final decision will only be taken once the 
entire team has been appointed. All applicants must therefore be 
available to depart their home country to attend this training on or 
near the starting date, if required.  No candidate will be permitted to 
travel to Gough without satisfactorily completing the pre-deployment 
training. No candidate will be permitted to travel to Gough without 
satisfactorily passing a medical
Salary: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum (Pro-Rata)  Hours & contract 
information: Hours: Part time, 35 hours per week. Contract: 15 months.
Closing date: 28 February 2017  Interview date: 20 March 2017, 27 March 
2017
How to apply: You can find more information about the role in the 
downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A6250117 
on any correspondence.
Role Profile: 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6250117seniorfieldassistantrp_tcm9-436803.pdf 
(Word 178Kb, requires Microsoft Word)  Additional information: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6250117seniorfieldassistantai_tcm9-436805.pdf(PDF 

619Kb, requires Adobe Reader). Application details: 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6250117seniorfieldassistantaf_tcm9-436804.docx 
(Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
For questions about this post: JOHN KELLY (EM: john.kelly AT rspb.org.uk  
PH: 01767 693666). Send application details to PETER TAYLOR (EM: 
peteraj.taylor AT rspb.org.uk).  The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, 
Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693527

FIELD ASSISTANT
Employer:  RSPB
Location:  Gough Island
Country:  United Kingdom
Last Date to Apply:  28 Feb 2017
http://www.rspb.org....n=Job vacancies
Field Assistant - Gough Island - 2 roles
Reference number: A6230117/A6240117
Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha
Two Field Assistants will be recruited to carry out eradication of 
Sagina procumbens, seabird monitoring and other field work on Gough 
Island. The post holders will work along side a Senior Field Assistant. 
All three posts will be for a period of 15 months, consisting of two 
months pre-deployment training and 13 months deployment on Gough.  Gough 
Island (6,500 ha) is located in the South Atlantic and is part of the 
Tristan da Cunha archipelago. These posts are funded through the 
collaborative Gough Island Restoration Programme, which aims to 
eradicate both Sagina and house mice from Gough Island. The 
collaboration involves the RSPB, Tristan da Cunha Island Council and DEFRA.
The primary rationale for these positions is to support the restoration 
of Gough Island. See www.rspb.org.uk/goughisland for more information. 
We wish to attract committed candidates who will adapt to the 
requirements of this restoration programme and remain focused on the 
outputs needed to progress this globally important effort. This 
positions will offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated and 
disciplined individuals with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen 
interest in wildlife, who will adapt well to small island living in a 
challenging sub-Antarctic environment.  Work in the wildlife breeding 
season at Gough Island is very intensive, with frequent long hours of 
fieldwork and data preparation, so it is important to be well organised. 
Data are collated using databases and by submitting reports, observing 
deadlines at frequent intervals. The results underpin efforts to restore 
the Gough Island World Heritage Site.  The candidates will be joining 
and living with the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) 
over-wintering team of 6 people, bringing the total team size to 9 
people. They will be required to work within the requirements of SANAP's 
over-wintering teams, including sharing cooking and cleaning duties on 
the base. It will be an asset if the post holders have prior experience 
of working with one or more other team members. The learning curve is 
very steep and so all candidates must have previous experience of 
handling appropriate wild animals, but RSPB will provide a finishing 
school (at the Lodge and on Gough Island) to hone these skills. Two 
recent blogs provide excellent resources on what it is like to live and 
work on Gough Island:  • http://goughconserva...blogspot.co.uk/
• http://chrisongough.blogspot.co.uk/
Please review the candidate information pack for more information on 
these posts.
The starting date for these positions can not be any later than the 30th 
of May 2017 due to the pre-deployment training requirements. 
Pre-deployment training provided by the RSPB will take place in either 
the UK or South Africa. A final decision will only be taken once the 
entire team has been appointed. All applicants must therefore be 
available to depart their home country to attend this training on or 
near the starting date, if required.
No candidate will be permitted to travel to Gough without satisfactorily 
completing the pre-deployment training.  No candidate will be permitted 
to travel to Gough without satisfactorily passing a medical.
Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum (Pro-Rata) Hours & contract 
information: Hours: Part time, 35 hours per week. Contract: 15 months.
Closing date: 28 February 2017  Interview date: 20 March 2017, 27 March 
2017
How to apply:  You can find more information about the role in the 
downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number 
A6230117/A6240117 on any correspondence.
Role Profile: 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6230117a6240117fieldassistantrp_tcm9-436799.pdf 
(Word 254Kb, requires Microsoft Word). Additional information: 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6230117a6240117fieldassistantai_tcm9-436801.pdf 
(PDF 618Kb, requires Adobe Reader). Application details: 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/a6230117a6240117fieldassistant_tcm9-436800.docx 
(Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word).
For questions about this post: JOHN KELLY  (EM: john.kelly AT rspb.org.uk 
PH: 01767 693666)
Send application details to: PETER TAYLOR (EM: 
peteraj.taylor AT rspb.org.uk). The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, 
Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693527

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT - RED AND GREEN MACAW REWILDING INITIATIVE IN 
ARGENTINA
Employer:  The Conservation Land Trust
Location:  Ituzaingo, Corrientes
Country:  Argentina
Last Date to Apply:  01 Jun 2017
We seek volunteer field assistants for a two/three-month period starting 
February 2017 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, flight training, antipredator training, monitoring feeding 
behavior and diet, collecting their native food, maintaining their 
enclosure and surveying food availability in nearby forests and data 
entry. Volunteer field assistants will also be involved in the release 
and post release processes which will include VHF monitoring.
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 is a big plus but 
not required. Fluent Spanish skills required. Volunteer 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 
Ituzaingó, Corrientes province, Argentina.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume with contact of two references to 
NOELIA VOLPE (EM: reintroduccionguacamayo AT gmail.com). Please include the 
time period in which you would be able to come in the subject of the 
email. 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. Closing Date: Until Filled.

MSC ASSISTANTSHIP TO STUDY GROUSE AND ECTOPARASITES
Employer: University of New Brunswick
Location: Fredericton, NB
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 15 Feb 2017
Relationships between behaviour, habitat use, and parasite burden in 
Ruffed and Spruce Grouse
Migrant birds are an important carrier/host of the Lyme disease vector, 
the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis). The acceleration of global 
warming has allowed rapid expansion of the geographic range of the tick. 
Northern areas, such as New Brunswick (Canada), were not historically 
part of the range of I. scapularis. New Brunswick (NB) now has 
populations of I. scapularis in the southern part of the province; 
prevalence in the northern part is unknown but predicted to be low. 
Little is known about 1) the importance of non-migrant birds as 
carriers/hosts of I. scapularis, and 2) how habitat and behavioural 
variation alters a host’s importance. This MSc will address the 
relationship between I. scapularis and two closely-related and sympatric 
non-migrant birds in NB: Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) and Spruce 
Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis). The data to be collected will not only 
be used to examine avian ecological questions, but will also have 
ramifications for understanding human health risks from Lyme disease in 
Canada.
We seek a Master’s student to answer these questions as part of a 
fully-funded multi-year collaboration between the University of New 
Brunswick, the NB Department of Health (Office Chief Medical Officer of 
Health), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (National Microbiology 
Laboratory). Field work will be primarily in southern NB and will 
involve extensive sampling for a) I. scapularis distributions, b) grouse 
abundance, and c) grouse habitat use. A non-trivial portion of the field 
work will require collecting data on I. scapularis distributions to 
answer important public health questions. Full funding is available to 
support an MSc student and all field work. The project is set to 
commence in May/June 2017.
Qualifications: Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in 
biology, forestry, environmental studies, or the equivalent from a 
recognized university with a minimum 3.0 (B) average. Preference will be 
given to candidates with research experience that would make them 
competitive for external and internal scholarships.
To Apply: Further details regarding the project can be obtained by 
contacting Dr. JOSEPH NOCERA (EM: joe.nocera AT unb.ca) at the University 
of New Brunswick or Dr. Jackie Badcock at the NB Department of Health. 
Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, a CV, and contact 
details for three possible referees to Dr. Joseph Nocera. We will begin 
to accept applications immediately, and will continue to do so until 
February 15, 2017.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (M.S.)
Employer: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, TX
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 May 2017
Open until filled
We are seeking applicants for a master’s student to join our lab in 
August 2017. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to 
develop an independent project within the research interests of the lab. 
The lab focuses on animal communication and sensory ecology using birds 
(primarily galliformes and passerines) as model systems. Please review 
our lab website to learn more about our research: www.jessicayorzinski.com.
Qualifications: Applicants should possess a strong understanding of 
basic principles of animal behavior, ecology, and evolution. They will 
ideally have prior research experience.
Apply: Formal applications are due May 1st, but potential candidates 
should contact Dr. JESSICA YORZINSKI by email (EM: jyorzinski AT tamu.edu) 
as soon as possible, including a brief statement of previous research 
experience and plans for future research, CV, unofficial transcript, GRE 
scores, and contact information for three references. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis. 
Successful applicants will need to apply to the graduate program at 
Texas A&M University (http://wfsc.tamu.edu...ate-admissions/).

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Employer: Ecostudies Institute
Location: Homestead, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 28 Feb 2017
Website http://www.ecoinst.org
Salary $45,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications of successful 
applicants
Start Date 04/01/2017
Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
understanding and conserving native populations of birds and other 
wildlife and their habitats. We are committed to finding practical 
solutions that help recover and maintain wildlife populations. We 
conduct sound science to collect the information needed to help manage 
species and develop conservation strategies, and we incorporate outreach 
to ensure that partners and citizens have the information necessary to 
be involved in conservation decisions.
We are currently seeking a POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to join our 
organization to assist with a long-term demographic study of the 
federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National 
Park. Cape Sable seaside sparrow numbers have declined in response to 
past water management actions in the Everglades ecosystem, and despite 
recent modifications to water delivery systems recovery has been slow. 
Current Everglades restoration plans are expected to improve habitat 
conditions for sparrows in some areas, but models show that other areas 
might be negatively affected resulting in further loss of suitable marl 
prairie breeding habitat. In order to assess the effects of future 
restoration actions on sparrow populations we have been working towards 
developing a spatially-explicit population estimator using existing 
long-term survey data to derive an unbiased population estimate. The 
post-doctoral research associate will primarily be responsible for 
completing this analysis, and will help develop new survey protocols to 
be recommended to agency partners to modify and improve current methods. 
There will also be opportunities to assist with other ongoing analysis 
of our long-term demographic data for additional publications.
We are looking for applicants who have strong quantitative analytical 
skills, a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific 
journals, and are able to work well independently or as part of a team. 
This position will primarily be responsible for data analysis and 
writing manuscripts; however, applicants should expect to participate in 
some fieldwork in south FL, assist with project logistics, and act as a 
liaison with agency partners.
Appointment: This position will have a 1-year term, with the possibility 
of extension for a second year dependent upon performance and available 
funding. Desired start date is April 1, 2017. The position will be based 
out of Homestead, FL. Qualifications Qualifications: Applicants must 
hold a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field, and have previous avian 
research experience. The strongest candidates will have analytical 
skills in population estimation (e.g., N-mixture models, distance 
sampling analysis, etc.) and demographic modeling (e.g., survival 
analysis). Previous experience working with grassland passerines or in 
the Everglades ecosystem is a plus. Candidates should also have 
excellent written and verbal communication skills.
To Apply: Send a letter of interest addressed to Dr. TOM VIRZI, CV, 
three references (include names, emails, and phone numbers), and at 
least two writing samples to (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org). Please include 
“CSSS Post-Doc” in the subject line of your email. Contact Person Dr. 
Tom Virzi Contact (EM: tvirzi AT ecoinst.org)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (ECOLOGIST)
Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 01 Mar 2017
Website https://careers.natu...85&PostingSeq=1
Salary: He/she will be a full-time employee of The Nature Conservancy 
with competitive salary and benefits. Position will be supported for 1 
year with potential of extension for an additional year pending 
satisfactory progress. Funding is available to for travel costs to 
attend team meetings and professional conferences.
Start Date 06/01/2017
Last Date to Apply 03/01/2017
The Nature Conservancy’s Global Lands Program 
(http://www.nature.or...ation/index.htm) is recruiting a Postdoctoral 
Research Associate to work with an interdisciplinary team to examine the 
ecological roles of wild birds on west-coast organic vegetable farms in 
California, Oregon, and Washington. Wild birds serve both as predators 
of herbivorous insects and as vectors of human/livestock pathogens and 
parasites. This USDA-funded project seeks to understand the trade-offs 
between avian conservation and farm production to inform practical, 
science-based recommendations and to tailor tools to farmers for 
wild-bird management. This research will integrate avian ecology, 
landscape ecology, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, and 
disease modeling in agroecosystems. Project and partners include The 
Nature Conservancy, Washington State University, Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology, and University of California-Riverside. For more 
information, see http://entomology.ws...rassica-crops/.
Position Description:
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will integrate species distribution 
modeling and land cover data to synthesize relationships among wild 
birds, on-farm practices, landscape patterns, and food safety and will 
utilize this information alongside published research to help tailor 
online tools for farmers. Within this scope, opportunities exist to 
develop and explore novel research questions of interest.
Responsibilities will include:
• Utilize citizen science datasets on bird spatial patterns (eBird, 
Breeding Bird Survey data) to model species occupancy and abundance 
metrics that account for common biases.
• Utilize spatial data on regional land cover/land use and potentially 
augment with farm-scale habitat features (e.g. habitat patches, paddock 
trees, hedgerows, field margins) where possible via compilation of 
multi-resolution imagery and employing image classification techniques.
• Develop statistical models that assess the relationships between wild 
bird activity, on-farm practices, and landscape patterns based on 
secondary data sources (eBird) relative to those derived from primary 
field data.
• Based on modeling work and existing literature, work with project team 
to tailor existing Bird ID and land mapping tools (i.e., Merlin Bird ID 
and YardMap) and pilot web content to help farmers identify 
benefits/risks of birds, and provide site-specific farm-management advice.
• Disseminate research by publishing in peer-reviewed science journals, 
producing funder reports, presenting at national conferences, and 
communicating findings within conservation and agricultural communities.
This position will be supervised by Dr. Christina Kennedy 
(http://www.nature.or...ina-kennedy.xml) and will interact closely with 
faculty at Washington State University (Dr. William Snyder and Dr. Jeb 
Owen), participating farmers, TNC staff in CA, OR, WA, and Cornell eBird 
(http://ebird.org/content/ebird/) and YardMap programs 
(http://content.yardm...-network-intro/). Qualifications Required 
Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, or related fields.
• Demonstration of robust analytic and spatial skills. Strong background 
in statistical analysis software (R, Matlab, SAS), and modeling 
species-habitat patterns. Programming background is strongly desired.
• Experience working with eBird and/or BBS data and modeling species 
occurrence patterns using citizen science datasets in a way that 
accounts for detection biases. Understanding of or interest in learning 
downscaling of species distribution models.
• Background in community and landscape ecology. Familiarity with 
landscape pattern analysis and species occurrence/community models.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven 
publication record, in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and the 
ability to write technical reports.
• Willingness to work with diverse stakeholders and to travel throughout 
the project area in the western US.
Desired Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems software and Remote 
Sensing and (ENVI, ERDAS, ArcGIS, QGIS) and related 
programming/scripting environments (Python, IDL, EML).
• Experience in acquiring, processing, manipulating multi-resolution 
spatiotemporal data for land cover classification, modeling structural 
vegetation composition and image analysis.
• Experience in agroecosystems and familiarity with related literature 
on farm and landscape metrics that impact bird diversity.
• Willingness to learn new statistical models and software as needed for 
research.
• Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team to meet 
deadlines. Highly motivated and capable of working independently to 
complete projects.
• Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written).
Start Date:
Anticipated start date flexible but no later than June 2017.
Application: Apply through The Nature Conservancy Careers at: 
https://careers.natu...85&PostingSeq=1    Apply to Job ID #45085, submit 
letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three 
references. All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. 
Eastern Time on March 1, 2017. Contact Person Dr. CHRISTINA M. KENNEDY 
Contact (EM: posting AT tnc.org)


2 POST DOC POSITIONS- BEHAVIORAL GAME BETWEEN A PREDATOR AND PREY
Employer: Ben Gurion University,
Location: Negev
Country: Israel
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
*Looking for 2 Post Docs for a research on the behavioral game between a
predator and prey (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)*
*Project Background*: A predator in a patchy environment should consider
the anti-predatory behavior of its prey and use tactics such as managing
the fear of the prey to maximize prey capture. To avoid predation, the prey
should use time allocation and vigilance. The prey behavior is also
dependent on prey density and the behavior of other prey individuals in the
other patches. We study the behavioral game of two players in an artificial
arena that was built specifically for this purpose in which a fish eating
bird – little egret – is free to capture fish that are found in 
three 

different fish pools. The fish can choose to either hide undercover or to
forage for food in the risky part of the pool. The ongoing study, which is
supported by an ISF grant, deals mostly with building and testing the
predictions of game models. Prof. Bill Mitchell (Indiana State University)
is in charge of the game modeling effort.
We offer *2 Post-doctoral positions* (duration: 1/2/2017 – 30/9/2018). 
We 

prefer candidates with previous experience in behavioral ecology and game
theory. Candidates with a strong experience in theoretical and
mathematical approaches to game theory are preferred. Experience and
fluency in programming language (MATLAB or equivalent), database and
statistical analysis is desired.
Earlier results of this study can be seen in the following publications:
1. Katz, M. Z. Abramsky, B. P. Kotler, O. Altstein & M. L. Rosenzweig.
2010. Playing the waiting game: predator and prey in a test environment.
Evolutionary Ecology Research. 12: 793-801.
2. Katz, W. M. Z. Abramsky, B.P. Kotler, M.L. Rosenzweig, O. Alteshtein &
G. Vasserman. 2013. Optimal foraging of Little Egrets and their prey in a
foraging game in a patchy environment. American Naturalist 181: 381-395.
3. Katz, W.M. Zvika Abramsky, Burt P Kotler, Inbar Roth, Ofir Altestein1&
Michael L. Rosenzweig. 2014. A predator-prey behavioural game: How does
number of food patches influence foraging tactics? Evolutionary Ecology
Research 16: 19-35.
4. Katz, M. Zvika Abramsky, Burt P. Kotler, Inbar Roth, Stav. Livne Ofir
Altstein, and Michael L. Rosenzweig. 2015. A predator-prey foraging game:
How does prey density influence tactics? Evolutionary Ecology Research.
16:323-335.
5.Merav Wacht Katz , Zvika Abramsky , Burt P. Kotler , Ofir Altstein ,
Inbar Roth , Michael L Rosenzweig , and C. Klimovitsky. 2015. Comparing
the non-lethal and lethal effects of predation risk on goldfish
anti-predatory behavior. Israel J. of Ecology & Evolution. 62:121-127.
For more details, please get in touch with *Prof. ZVIKA ABRAMSKY, *Dept of
Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. (PH: +972 
528795851 EM: zvika AT bgu.ac.il)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
Employer:
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Location:
West Virginia
Country:
United States
Last Date to Apply:
10 Feb 2017
The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at West Virginia
Wesleyan College seeks a broadly-trained animal physiologist/animal
scientist with expertise in animal physiology, nutrition, zoology, or other
related field. In addition to courses in the candidate's field of
expertise, teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses for
majors and non-majors. Active participation in the biology and
environmental studies curriculum is expected. The candidate will establish
an active research program involving undergraduates. Candidates with
experience in implementing innovative pedagogy across the biology
curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required.
Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential liberal
arts and sciences college located in the foothills of the Appalachians in
Buckhannon, WV, named one of the "100 Best Small Towns in America." The
College is related to the United Methodist Church, with a curriculum
committed to intellectual rigor, self-discovery, human dignity, mutual
support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the
appreciation of diversity and the natural world, and the judicious use of
resources. The College has over 40 undergraduate academic majors, 10
graduate programs, 19 NCAA Division II sports, comprehensive student life,
community engagement, and outdoor recreation programs.
TO APPLY: Please submit the following items as a *single electronic PDF
file* to the Office of the VP for Academic Affairs, West Virginia Wesleyan
College (academicaffairs AT wvwc.edu): letter of application, CV, unofficial
graduate and undergraduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching
philosophy and research interests, syllabi from courses taught, and the
names and contact information of three references. For consideration,
applications must be complete. Questions regarding this position should be
directed to Dr. KIM BJORGO-THORNE (EM: bjorgo AT wvwc.edu). Candidates must
provide documents that demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
and must pass a criminal background check before being offered a contract
for employment. Minority and female candidates are especially encouraged to
apply. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2017 and continue
until the position is filled. EOE.

FORESTRY, WILDLIFE, AND FISHERIES INSTRUCTOR
Employer: Cleveland State Community College
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 04 Mar 2017
Website http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu
Salary $41,328 - $51,660
Start Date 08/01/2017
Last Date to Apply 03/04/2017
Full-time academic year tenure-track faculty position. To ensure full 
consideration, applicants must submit a completed application packet 
including a letter of intent and a statement (not to exceed 300 words) 
describing the role of community colleges in higher education, an 
application form, current resume, three letters of recommendation, and 
official transcripts of all degrees by March 3, 2017.
Please visit this website for full description, minimum qualifications, 
and salary ranges. Applications and all documents must be submitted to: 
https://jobs.tbr.edu
Qualifications Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree from a 
regionally accredited institution with 18 graduate semester hours in any 
of the qualifying fields: Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, 
Conservation, or Natural Resources Management. Contact Person ANNE CLARK 
Contact (PH: 423-473-2397 EM: aclark AT clevelandstatecc.edu)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY)
Employer: University of Michigan-Flint
Location: Flint, MI
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 31 Mar 2017
Website http://careers.umich...essor_-_biology
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start Date 09/01/2017
The Biology Department at the University of Michigan-Flint seeks 
applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level 
starting in September 2017. A candidate is sought with a strong 
background in Organismal Biology and Ecology. A candidate with 
post-doctoral research or management experience is preferred. Teaching 
responsibilities will include teaching an introductory organismal 
biology course and development and teaching of upper-level ecology 
courses (lecture and laboratory). Applicants must be willing to work 
collaboratively with colleagues in course activities, as well as 
participate in service activities. Applicants also must be willing to 
actively involve graduate and undergraduate students in research. Post 
will remain open until filled; however, the review of applications will 
begin January 20, 2017. Qualifications A Ph.D. in biology or related 
discipline with a strong background in organismal biology and ecology. A 
successful candidate must have: a broad background in biology (e.g., 
coursework such as cell biology, genetics, organismal biology, ecology, 
zoology); significant coursework in biology and ecology; ability to 
teach an introductory organismal biology course and upper-level ecology 
courses (as evidenced by student teaching evaluations, presentations at 
professional meetings, or from references); a commitment to 
undergraduate and graduate teaching and research; and a record of 
scholarly research (i.e., publications and presentations at scholarly 
meetings on topics of basic science, organismal biology, and ecology). 
Contact Person JENNIFER PHILLIPS Contact (PH: 810-762-3360 EM: 
jevincke AT umflint.edu).


TERM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Employer: Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
Location: Front Royal VA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
George Mason University seeks a Conservation Biologist for a full-time, 
Term Instructional position for the 2017-18 academic year (12-month 
appointment, renewable) to participate in the Smithsonian-Mason School 
of Conservation (SMSC) (http://smconservation.gmu.edu). The position 
will be based at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) 
in Front Royal, VA (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservation).
In this unique immersive teaching framework, the successful applicant 
will work as part of a team of core faculty to provide instruction for a 
diverse portfolio of academic programming including the 
Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies, an in-residence 
program for undergraduate students based at SCBI. Students spend 16 
weeks participating in intensive, interdisciplinary, field and 
lab-intensive coursework. This program focuses on building 
conservation-related skills and professional development opportunities 
for students interested in becoming conservation professionals. Faculty 
should expect to engage in at least 16-20 contact hours with students 
weekly.  Additional duties will include continued planning for the 
undergraduate program, and may include opportunities to develop new 
courses in the applicant's area of expertise, as well as planning and 
instructional activities to support SMSC's graduate/professional program 
and programming for high school, undergraduate, and international audiences.
Position requirements include a Ph.D., a demonstrated dedication to 
teaching, and professional experience in a conservation-oriented field 
that will intersect with and add diversity to current programming and 
courses (see courses at http://smconservatio...u.edu/programs/).
Review of applications begins March 5, 2017, and will continue until the 
position is filled. The start date for this position is June 1, 2017 or 
earlier. For full consideration, please apply online at 
http://jobs.gmu.edu, position number F112AZ, 
complete the online faculty application, and attach a cover letter, CV, 
contact information for at least 3 references, and a teaching vita that 
includes a teaching philosophy and summary of evaluations and course 
development work.
Information about SMSC may be obtained at http://smconservation.gmu.edu 
or by contacting Dr. GEOFF BIRCHARD (EM:  gbirchar AT gmu.edu).

AVIAN ECOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Employer: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve / FIU
Location: Naples, FL
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 26 Feb 2017
Job Summary
     Evaluates, strengthens and enhances existing programming, and 
develops and implements new programs designed to enhance the connection 
of the Reserve's research programs to the education and stewardship 
community.
     Conducts monitoring of shorebirds and wading birds within and 
adjacent to the Reserve.
     Coordinates avian monitoring, education and outreach, and database 
management with Audubon, FWC, and universities as well as other partners.
     Coordinates the seasonal closing of beach nesting bird areas within 
the Reserve and posts and maintains educational signs at critical 
nesting areas closed to public access.
     Coordinates annual shorebird partners meeting.
     Updates and maintains the Reserve library database.
     Independent operation of boats and vehicles in a field setting.
     Coordinates and leads field trips for events.
     Assists with the recovery, calibration, maintenance and deployment 
of environmental monitoring equipment; assists with field research field 
monitoring as needed.
     Manages the avian monitoring database for the Reserve as well as 
other databases associated with biological monitoring projects in the 
Reserve as assigned.
     Supervises volunteers, student workers and OPS employees as assigned.
     Prepares and maintains biological monitoring budget.
     Performs other duties as assigned.
     Manages confidential data according to the rules established by the 
State of Florida.
     Assists with other aspects of research at or management of the 
Reserve and facilities as needed.
     Provides assistance in the event of an emergency on/at the Rookery 
Bay Reserve site including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up 
and replacement of stored goods to ready the site for operation after a 
storm; or other services assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of office 
or related experience.
Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from a regionally accredited 
institution of higher education in Biology, Environmental Science or 
related field preferred; OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited 
institution in Biology, Environmental Science or related field and two 
years of applicable experience. Knowledge of basic estuarine ecology and 
coastal waterbird ecology, identification, and related management 
issues; laboratory and field QA/QC protocols for environmental sampling 
and analysis, laboratory safety procedures, small vessel operation, 
navigation and safety.
Advertised Salary: $38,256
http://rookerybay.org/
*** FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY:

https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psp/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000 



PARK NATURALIST II (Grade H, 13379)
Employer: Meadowside Nature Center
Location: Montgomery County, Maryland
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: None provided
Open until filled
Salary: $51,704.00 - $88,476.00 Annually
Job Type: Career Full-Time
Candidate will provide interpretive and educational programs in natural 
history to various groups such as schools, scouts, general public and 
summer youth campers. Conducts research in various subject matters and 
upon approval of senior staff, will present the material in programs and 
camps. Respond to visitor, telephone, and staff inquiries concerning 
natural history and conservation matters. Greets visitors, provides 
interpretive program information, promotes positive public relations for 
the nature center programs and encourages public appreciation for the 
natural environment. Will provide care, enrichment, training, and 
maintain health of live amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and birds 
of prey. For full job description and application details please see: 
http://tinyurl.com/hpx7fk3
PAUL GRINDROD, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20855
(PH: 301-258-4033)

SEABIRD MONITORING VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT, ALASKA
Employer: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, AK
Country: United States
Open Until Filled: Yes
The biology program of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is 
recruiting several volunteers for the summer of 2017 to assist with our 
seabird monitoring program. This is a unique opportunity to experience a 
wildlife refuge that spans much of the coastline of Alaska, covers 
nearly 3.4 million acres, and provides essential habitat for some 30 
million seabirds, hundreds of thousands of marine mammals, and numerous 
plant and animal species found only in Alaska.
Position Description: Volunteers will perform a variety of scientific 
and technical tasks to assist in a long-term seabird monitoring program. 
Species being studied will differ by location but may include 
storm-petrels, cormorants, kittiwakes, murres, pigeon guillemots, 
auklets, and puffins. The fieldwork will require volunteers to follow 
established, standardized procedures for field data collection, 
biological sample collection and storage, data entry, and data 
management. Volunteers will be collecting data on seabird breeding 
chronology, reproductive success, population changes, adult survival, 
and food habits.  Volunteers will work as part of a field crew 
consisting of 2-5 individuals, supervised by an experienced crew leader. 
It is very important that volunteers are able to live and work amicably 
in small groups for over three months. In addition to collecting 
scientific data, volunteers will assist with the maintenance and upkeep 
of the field camp, including assisting with meal planning and food 
preparation.  The work is conducted at remote field camps spread across 
the breadth of the Refuge including Aiktak, Buldir, Chowiet, St. George, 
and St. Paul islands. All of the sites are located along the coast of 
Alaska, so wet, windy weather and spartan living conditions are the 
norm. The hard work and remote locations can be very challenging and 
this opportunity is not for everyone, but for the right person this 
experience will be very rewarding.
Qualifications: Best qualified applicants will possess (or be working 
toward) a degree in biology or related field and have some field 
experience. All applicants should be in excellent physical condition and 
able to live and work happily with a small group of people in an 
extremely remote and isolated environment. Applicants must be willing 
and able to work in cold, wet weather, doing sedentary work, for hours 
at a time. Previous experience working with birds is desirable but not 
required. This position requires applicants to be willing and able to 
work a varied schedule, including long days (10+ hours), weekends, and 
holidays. Some positions may require applicants to be comfortable with 
heights.
Duration: May 1 through early September. Only applicants available for 
the entire period should apply, as transport to and from the islands is 
very restricted.
Compensation: Transportation to and from Homer, Alaska from any of the 
50 states is provided. Housing is provided both in Homer during training 
and in the field. A small stipend will be provided to cover food costs 
while in Homer and incidental costs while in the field. All food in the 
field is provided, and it is prepared by the field crew (so bring your 
favorite cookbooks!).
To Apply: Please submit a brief cover letter, detailed resume, three 
references and any college transcripts (unofficial copies are OK) to 
MARC ROMANO (EM: Marc_Romano AT fws.gov). You must be a U.S. citizen or 
national to apply. We will be filling these positions on a rolling 
basis, so please apply early.For More Information: Please feel free to 
contact Marc Romano (EM: Marc_Romano AT fws.gov PH: 907-226-4608).

Subject: Birdjobs -- January 24, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:03:10 -0500
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SHRUBLAND BIRD/VEGETATION FIELD TECHNICIANS (3 POSITIONS) at Illinois 
Natural History Survey.  Location: Champaign Illinois. Duration: May 15 
through July 15 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3.  
Application Deadline: 13 Mar 2017.  Description: We are seeking three 
technicians for a project investigating the effects of invasive plant 
species on the occurrence, abundance, and condition of three avian 
species of conservation concern in Illinois. We will be surveying 
shrubland sites across the state with three primary goals: 1) 
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, 2) capture, band, and collect 
blood to assess the physiological responses of these three species to 
invasive woody plants, 3) identify landscape and site-level patterns of 
occupancy and distribution of invasive woody plant species encroachment 
within shrublands across Illinois.  Qualifications: Duties will include, 
but are not limited to: avian point counts and targeted bird surveys 
using playback, capturing, banding, and collecting blood from focal 
species, and vegetation surveys to assess woody plant species 
composition. Necessary skills: Experience mist netting, banding and 
bleeding birds, conducting avian point counts, and familiarity with 
Illinois birds, or experience conducting vegetation surveys. Preference 
will be given to those with experience in all areas, however, on-the-job 
training will be provided and all applicants, regardless of experience, 
are encouraged to apply. 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. "The University of Illinois conducts 
criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a 
contingent offer.".  Compensation: 9-12 DOE. To Apply: Application 
deadline is March 13, 2017 but will remain open until positions are 
filled. Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and top 
applicants may be contacted prior to closing date. 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). The U of I is an EEO 
Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR at Missouri River Bird Observatory. Location: 
Arrow Rock, MO.  Duration: 26 March – 31 July, 2017 with possibility of 
extension to 15 November.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Description: The Missouri River Bird 
Observatory (MRBO) seeks an environmental educator for the period of 26 
March – 31 July, 2017 with possibility of extension to 15 November based 
on performance and interest. This position will be based at MRBO's 
headquarters in Arrow Rock, MO, which is a National and State Historic 
Site; therefore many education programs will be tied into the natural 
history of the town and surrounding area. Additional programs will take 
place throughout the state. The educator will receive valuable training 
in mist-netting and bird-banding, local habitat, natural history and 
conservation issues, and MRBO's programs during the first two weeks of 
employment. He or she will then work independently to develop education 
and outreach programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated 
educator to spread the conservation message while greatly increasing 
their professional skills. Summary of duties: **Lead or take part in all 
MRBO public events, including bird-banding demonstrations, lectures, 
workshops, field days, bio-blitzes, etc. throughout the position's 
tenure. (Travel is often necessary). **Independently conduct ecology and 
natural history walks for 3rd – 6th grade classes in Arrow Rock during 
the period of mid-April – 20 May. **Independently develop and conduct a 
2-3 day/week summer day camp for small groups in Arrow Rock or surrounds 
during the approximate period of 15 June – 31 July. **Contribute 
regularly to MRBO newsletters, social media updates, blogs, and printed 
materials. **Facilitate programs for groups of all ages across the state 
of Missouri on a wide variety of topics including bird identification, 
life history, climate change, general ecology, habitat conservation and 
the importance of MRBO's monitoring projects in the context of Missouri 
conservation. **Interact/network extensively with representatives of 
local non-profits and other agencies to solicit additional programs and 
outreach opportunities.  Qualifications: The applicant must: **have 
excellent bird ID skills (you will lead guided hikes for birders of many 
levels) **have demonstrated experience in developing and conducting 
wildlife and conservation programs (both indoor and outdoor) for 
school-children and preferably, the general public **have the ability to 
interact positively and professionally people of all ages, and live and 
work in a very small town, as a representative of MRBO. **An academic 
background in wildlife or conservation biology is preferred, but a 
strong commitment to conservation, an engaging personality, concern for 
animal welfare, and general love for nature are even more important.  
Compensation: Salary will be $1400-1600/month dependent on experience, 
plus housing/all utilities and travel reimbursement, including lodging 
and mileage for personal vehicle use. Work schedule will be 4-6 days per 
week and sometimes involve early morning hours.  To apply, please send a 
letter of interest, resume, and three references to DANA RIPPER (EM: 
dana.ripper AT mrbo.org) and ETHAN DUKE (EM: ethan.duke AT mrbo.org). 
Application deadline is February 15th, but applications will be reviewed 
as they are received.

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Ohio State University. 
 Location: 
Columbus, OH.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. 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 the Prothonotary Warbler. 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 17-April 21 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 and convenient subleases available in Columbus during the 
summer, and assistance with locating housing will be provided. 
Transportation to field sites will be provided. The position will be an 
average of 40 hours/week over the course of the season, but the 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 or birding 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, and walking up to 13 miles in a day. 
Strong applicants will have previous experience re-sighting color bands 
and performing radio telemetry on small avian species.  Compensation: 
Salary will be $1500 – $1700/month depending on experience.  To Apply: 
Please email 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 AT 
osu.edu) and include "PROW TECH 2017" in the subject line of the email. 
Application deadline is February 20th 2017.

WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES/NATURAL RESOURCE 
CONSERVATION SERVICE PARTNER AVIAN BIOL at West Virginia Division of 
Natural Resources/Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Location: 
Gassaway, West Virginia.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Permanent. 
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017. Description: 
Scope of work: Under general supervision of NRCS District 
Conservationist and WVDNR State Ornithologist, conduct 
professional-level work related to Farm Bill implementation and 
outreach, management, research and conservation of golden-winged 
warbler, cerulean warbler, and other nongame and game birds on private 
and public lands in West Virginia, and additional duties as assigned. 
Projects and tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: 
**Assist partners (NRCS, NWTF, WVDOF, consulting foresters) in 
coordination and implementation of the (1) Golden-winged Warbler 
"Working Lands for Wildlife" programs on private lands in WV, and (2) 
Cerulean Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement, and (3) farm bill 
programs. Primary 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 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. Assist staff on a case-by-case basis 
with similar efforts for Cerulean Warbler. --Professional development 
and education (e.g., participating in forest stewardship training 
workshops) related to Golden-winged warbler management, Cerulean Warbler 
management, and farm bill opportunities. --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, or commensurate work, 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: tools Term and Compensation: Compensation 
is $15/hour for a total of 1733 hours in a given calendar year 
(approximately 10 months at 40 hours/week). This position will continue 
for two years, with a possibility of extension beyond this period.  To 
Apply: Applications must be received by 3/1/17. To Apply, please email 
cover letter and resume to: RICHARD BAILEY, State Ornithologist, WVDNR 
Wildlife Resources Section, PO Box 67, Ward Road, Elkins WV, 26241 (EM: 
Richard.S.Bailey AT wv.gov PH: 304-637-0245 x2018, URL: 
http://www.WVDNR.gov).

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER RESEARCH ASSISTANT at The University of 
Arizona.    Location: Tucson, AZ.  
Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: Search for posting 
number S22681 at https://uacareers.com/postings/search for full 
advertisement. We seek an individual with experience surveying birds and 
vegetation to work as part of a small team to survey southwestern willow 
flycatchers, other riparian birds, and their habitat features across 
Arizona and New Mexico. Primary 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 U.S. 
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 both passive listening, 
active playback, and distance-sampling methods. Additional 
responsibilities will involve data entry, care and maintenance of 
equipment and vehicles. Position will begin ~21 May 2017 (workshop for 
hires without USFWS permit will occur earlier, but currently not 
scheduled) and end ~31 July 2017. We will average ~4 days per week, but 
days will vary from week to week and will include weekends. Flexibility 
is a must. We will leave for each field session from Tucson and sessions 
may be up to 8 days long. No housing provided when not in the field; 
during surveys, we will mostly be camping.  Qualifications: Minimum 
Qualifications: • Some education background in wildlife science, 
ecology, zoology, or closely related field • Strong work ethic, 
integrity, and proven ability to follow strict survey protocols • Strong 
communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a 
small team • Familiarity with southwestern riparian birds • Ability to 
hike long distances while carrying gear • Willingness to spend long 
hours in the field and to work early mornings • Familiarity with 
southwestern riparian environments and ability to tolerate challenging 
field conditions, including high heat and humidity, biting insects, mud, 
and thick vegetation • Willingness to camp without facilities near 
survey locations, including backcountry settings where we will carry 
camping gear for several miles • Willingness to travel rivers (up to 
class III rapids) by inflatable boat • Valid driver's license and 
willingness to travel regularly to and from survey sites • Unless 
currently permitted (see Preferred Qualifications), must attend USFWS 
workshop prior to field season Preferred Qualifications: • B.S. in 
wildlife science, ecology, zoology, or closely related field • Ability 
to identify southwestern riparian birds by sight and sound • Experience 
surveying birds using point-count and distance-sampling methods • Field 
identification of plants common to riparian areas of the southwestern 
U.S. • Possess USFWS permit for surveying southwestern willow 
flycatchers or attended USFWS workshop on ecology and methods to survey 
southwestern willow flycatchers.  Compensation: Salary will be 
$10.00-12.50/hour (depending on experience).  To Apply: More 
information, application instructions, and contact information can be 
found by searching for posting number S22681 at 
https://uacareers.com/postings/search.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN at Tongass National Forest. 
  Location: Juneau, AK. Duration: 
About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Description: WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (1) 
sought to conduct avian point counts and other projects in 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 to 
be hired must be available specific dates in May for safety training 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 available in Juneau, Alaska 
(costs approx. $13 per night).  Qualifications: Must have proven ability 
to identify land birds by sight and sound; familiarity with wildlife 
count techniques; good physical condition; camp in a wilderness setting 
and able to start work as early as 3 a.m.; travel in boats and small 
aircraft; hike rugged terrain in occasionally chilly and wet or buggy 
conditions; record basic habitat (plant) information; familiarity with 
MS office applications for data entry and willingness to do some 
paper-work in a forest service office. Other desired skills: previous 
point count experience, overland navigations skills with topographical 
map, compass and GPS, and familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska 
bird and plant species. Job may be subject to drug test to carry fire 
arm for protection against bears. Sorry, only US citizens are eligible.  
Compensation: Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance (about $21 
per hour) plus paid annual leave, field camping meal allowance (from $34 
to $46 per work day), and overtime after 80 hours per 2 weeks.  To 
Apply: All applications must be sent through USA JOBS: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462979000/ OR 
https://www.usajobs.gov and Search for Job Announcement Number 
17-TEMP-R10-0404-7BSTBM-DT . It would be helpful to include with the 
application a BRIEF cover letter addressed to GWEN BALUSS bulleting 
relevant experience. Successful applicants will rate themselves as high 
as honestly possible on the multiple-choice skills questionnaire so as 
not to be disqualified in the automated part of the hiring process.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS at U.S. Geological Survey. 
  Location: Nevada.  Duration: 5 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Multiple. Application Deadline: 
05 Feb 2017.  Description: US Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation 
with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Idaho State University 
(ISU), is seeking to fill multiple positions for Crew Leaders to conduct 
avian biological surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at 
multiple study sites across Nevada and California. Primary duties may 
include capture and handling of sage-grouse, lek counts, radio telemetry 
monitoring, nest videography, habitat sampling, avian predator surveys, 
data entry and management, and other biological surveys as needed. Work 
hours will be irregular and include nights and early mornings, as well 
as weekends. The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and 
challenging to work in. Temperature extremes can range from well below 
freezing to above 100 degrees F, and inclement weather is always a 
possibility. These temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to 
last from the first week of March through the beginning of August, with 
the potential for employment to extend depending on funding and 
performance. Primitive field housing will be provided, and successful 
applicants will be required to stay on site during work periods.  
Qualifications: B.S. degree in a natural resource field preferred. U.S. 
citizen with valid driver's license required. Successful applicants must 
possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in 
inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds). Ability to take 
direction and work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to 
learn and a desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic 
attitude and good communication with field supervisor is essential for 
all positions. Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough 
terrain is also preferred for all positions. We are seeking individuals 
with extensive experience working on wildlife-related field research 
projects, previous experience with animal capture and handling and 
radio-telemetry, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Prior 
supervisory experience, or demonstrated potential for supervising field 
crews, is preferred.  Compensation: $2400/mo.  To Apply: Please submit a 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a 
single word document saved with applicant's last name to: (EM: rkelble 
AT usgs.gov and jpseverson AT usgs.gov). Cover letters and 
correspondence may be addressed to REBECCA KELBLE and JOHN SEVERSON. 
Please include "Greater Sage-grouse position" in the subject line. 
Positions will be filled as successful applicants are identified, and 
interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN at Tongass National Forest. 
  Location: Juneau, AK. Duration: 
About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Description: WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (1) 
sought to conduct avian point counts and other projects in 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 to 
be hired must be available specific dates in May for safety training 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 available in Juneau, Alaska 
(costs approx. $13 per night).  Qualifications: Must have proven ability 
to identify land birds by sight and sound; familiarity with wildlife 
count techniques; good physical condition; willingness to camp in a 
wilderness setting and able to start work as early as 3 a.m.; travel in 
boats and small aircraft; hike rugged terrain in occasionally chilly and 
wet or buggy conditions; record basic habitat (plant) information; 
familiarity with MS Office applications for data entry and willingness 
to do some paper-work in a forest service office. Other desired skills: 
previous point count experience, overland navigations skills with 
topographical map, compass and GPS, and familiarity with Pacific 
Northwest or Alaska bird and plant species. Sorry, only US citizens are 
eligible. Position may be subject to drug testing in order to carry a 
fire arm for protection against bears. Standard driver's license 
required.  Compensation: Salary is GS- 7 plus cost-of-living allowance 
(about $21 per hour) plus paid annual leave, field camping meal 
allowance (from $34 to $46 per work day), and overtime after 40 hours 
per week.  To Apply: All application must be sent through USA JOBS: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462979000/ OR 
https://www.usajobs.gov and Search for Job Announcement Number 
17-TEMP-R10-0404-7BSTBM-DT . It would be helpful to include with the 
application a BRIEF cover letter addressed to GWEN BALUSS bulleting 
relevant experience. Successful applicants will rate themselves as high 
as honestly possible on the multiple-choice skills questionnaire so as 
not to be disqualified in the automated part of the hiring process.

LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN AND FIELD TECHNICIAN (BLACK RAIL SURVEYS IN NORTH 
CAROLINA) at The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of 
William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth Uni.   
Location: North Carolina coastal plain.  Duration: April 15th to July 
15th 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: One (1) Lead Field 
Technician and one (1) Field Te.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017.  
Description: The Center for Conservation Biology is seeking one (1) Lead 
Field Technician and one (1) Field Technician to assist in surveys of 
Black Rails in the North Carolina coastal plain. Responsibilities 
include: conducting night time play back surveys; data entry, and 
mapping. Surveys will be conducted primarily by car and by foot. This is 
a full time temporary position; dates of employment are from 15 April 
2017 to 15 July 2017. Housing will be provided. Vehicles to conduct 
surveys will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must be able and 
willing to spend long nights in the field. Must be comfortable walking 
moderate distances in marshes at night. Applicants should be familiar 
with Black Rails and previous experience with marsh bird or point count 
surveys preferred. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with 
experience working in coastal ecosystems. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition, and able to handle working in an environment with 
biting insects. Expected work schedule will be 5 days on, 2 days off per 
week. Weather will be a primary factor in determining work schedule, so 
some flexibility in work schedule will be necessary. Compensation: 
2500/month for Lead Field Technician, 2000/month for Field Technician. 
Housing provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and list of three 
references (in one pdf or word file) via email to: FLETCHER SMITH (EM: 
fmsmit AT wm.edu).

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTENT MID APRIL-MID JULY – LESSER BLACK BACKED 
GULLS RESEARCH at University of Antwerp.  Location: Vlissingen, 
Netherlands.  Duration: +- 3 months; mid-April until mid-July 2017.  Job 
Type: Volunteer.  Description: We are currently looking for a motivated 
young biologist to work as a voluntary research assistant to support us 
in the field from mid-April until mid-July 2017. In our research we 
focus on parental decisions in Lesser Black-backed gulls in relation to 
aspects of their own intrinsic capacity as well as many aspects of their 
social and ecological environment. During the field work breeding pairs 
will be monitored and the work will include colour ring reading, 
behavioural observations, and the measurement of chicks to follow their 
development and fledging success. In addition adults will be followed 
with state-of-the-art GPS tracking systems. Qualifications: Field 
conditions can at sometimes be difficult, and previous field experience 
is desirable, but not essential. Field work will take place in 
Vlissingen (the Netherlands), a driving license is a prerequisite.  
Compensation: Travel costs and accommodation near the field site will be 
covered.  To Apply: If you are interested, please get in touch with 
MARWA KAVELAARS (EM: Marwa.Kavelaars AT unantwerpen.be) or look for more 
information on: 
https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/wendt-mueller/family-ecology-unit/.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation 
Research.    Location: San Diego 
County: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Naval Base Coronado.  
Duration: 3.5 to 5 months, starting in late March.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 12 full-time positions, one part-time.  Application 
Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  Description: The San Diego Zoo Terns and Plovers 
team conducts research, monitoring and applied management to aid the 
recovery of endangered California Least Terns and threatened Western 
Snowy Plovers at important coastal sites in San Diego County. The 
Research Assistant will work with the team to monitor the status and 
reproductive success of these species at risk. The work provides applied 
experience working on conservation programs including field methods, 
logistics, outreach, and program support components. Our study sites 
include Naval Base Coronado (6 positions available), Marine Corps Base 
Camp Pendleton (6 positions), and potentially other locations in the 
County on occasion. There is also a possibility of working mostly 
part-time hours and focusing on outreach, and including some monitoring 
activities (1 position). While the team will work with the Research 
Assistant to attempt to accommodate preferences, the Research Assistant 
must be willing to work at these locations and participate in all 
aspects of the normal activities of the conservation program including 
monitoring, outreach, data collection and entry, site maintenance, and 
any training. This is an hourly position working without benefits. We 
anticipate that the Assistant will generally work 40 hours per week; 
however, during some weeks, assistants will work less than 40 hours. 
During the peak of the breeding season, we anticipate that the Assistant 
may be working six days a week and more than 40 hours (with 
compensation). The schedule may change with little advance notice and 
may begin as early as 6 am or end at dusk based on our monitoring needs 
for the species. Interested applicants should expect to arrange their 
own housing and transportation; a field vehicle is provided for the 
field crew to work within the study sites. Responsibilities and duties 
include: Assisting with daily site visits to locate tern and plover 
nests and to monitor productivity; assisting with research projects; 
behavioral observation of shorebirds, seabirds, and predators; 
assessment and documentation of human disturbance and predation; 
interacting with military personnel or the public regarding rules on the 
beach; data collection and entry using electronic data entry systems 
with a high level of accuracy; participating in outreach activities and 
showing commitment and passion for conservation. Qualifications: Must 
have a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field and at 
least one year of field experience working with shorebirds and/or 
seabirds; for the part-time position with focus on outreach, at least 
one of year experience working with a conservation or environmental 
organization, or in environmental education, may be considered in lieu 
of field experience. Must be a United States Citizen. Must have ability 
to be self-motivated and able to work well independently and as part of 
a field crew and follow direction and protocols. Must show ability to 
interact positively with members of the public, military personnel, and 
with team members. Must be physically fit to engage in long periods of 
fieldwork, under variable environmental conditions in San Diego County, 
and flexibility and willingness to work at other study sites as required 
on occasion. ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Field experience with terns or 
plovers; bird banding experience and resighting of color-banded birds; 
experience working on military installations and/or public lands.  
Compensation: Salary: $16.56/hr (seasonal; non-benefit positions).  To 
Apply: Please use the website for San Diego Zoo jobs; 
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/Setup.app (under jobs at San Diego 
Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, job id 805005). A combined 
cover letter and resume should specifically address qualifications for 
this position and can be uploaded during the application process.

BLACK RAIL SURVEY TECHNICIAN (1) IN COASTAL GEORGIA  at The Center for 
Conservation Biology at the College of William & Mary and Virginia 
Commonwealth U.  Website: http://www.ccbbirds.org Location: Georgia 
Coastal Marshes and Barrier Islands.  Duration: 15 April to 15 July 
2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017.  Job 
Description: The Center for Conservation Biology is seeking one (1) 
Field Technician to assist in surveys of Black Rails along the Georgia 
coast. Responsibilities include: conducting night time play back 
surveys; data entry, and mapping. Surveys will be conducted primarily by 
boat, with some by car, atv, and by foot. This is a full time temporary 
position; dates of employment are from 15 April 2017 to 15 July 2017. 
Housing will be provided. Vehicles to conduct surveys will be provided.  
Qualifications: Applicants must be able and willing to spend long nights 
in the field. Must be comfortable walking moderate distances in marshes 
at night. Applicants should be familiar with Black Rails and previous 
experience with marsh bird or point count surveys preferred. Preference 
will be given to qualified applicants with experience working in coastal 
ecosystems. Applicants must be in good physical condition, and able to 
handle working in an environment with biting insects. Expected work 
schedule will be 5 days on, 2 days off per week. Weather will be a 
primary factor in determining work schedule, so some flexibility in work 
schedule will be necessary. Compensation: Field Technician will receive 
2000/month. Housing provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 
list of three references (in one pdf or word file) via email to: 
FLETCHER SMITH (EM: fmsmit AT wm.edu).

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) - AVIAN CONSERVATION PROJECT - OHIO  at The Ohio 
State University.  Website: https://www.osu.edu/  Location: Tuscarawas, 
Ohio.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 13 
Feb 2017.  Job Description: Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab: Research 
Assistant 1 -B/H for Rights-of-Way & Avian Conservation Project RESEARCH 
ASSISTANT I -B/H needed to assist avian sampling (stationary point 
counts and nest search/monitoring), vegetation sampling (woody and 
herbaceous), and data entry tasks for shale gas pipeline rights-of-way 
(ROW) research project in eastern Ohio throughout the posted time 
window. The successful applicant will work alongside the project’s 
graduate student as well as other field technicians working on different 
components of the ROW research (e.g., pollinators, herpetofaunal). 
Duties: 60% - Avian point counts and nest search/monitoring, 30% - 
Vegetation/habitat sampling, 10% - Data entry Start date May 15th, 2017. 
End date August 18th, 2017. Start and end dates listed are approximate.  
Qualifications: A valid driver’s license is required. Demonstrated 
proficiency in the identification of eastern North American songbirds by 
sight and sound is mandatory. Applicants with proficiency in 
identification and knowledge of forest and/or herbaceous plants will be 
given preference. Individuals will be required to work in all types of 
conditions (rain, hot and cold temperatures) and be required to walk 
moderate distances to field sites. Applicants must possess a strong work 
ethic, positive attitude, self-motivation, and willingness to work in 
harsh outdoor conditions.  Compensation: Hourly wages for the position 
are $11.25. Field housing & in-field travel provided.   To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until February 13th, 2017. Please send 
brief cover letter, resume, and both phone numbers and email addresses 
of 3 references as a single PDF to LEWIS LOLYA (EM: lolya.1 AT osu.edu).

CALIFORNIA CONDOR RECOVERY PROGRAM INTERN  at American Conservation 
Experience.  Website: http://www.usaconservation.org  Location: 
Pinnacles National Park.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern. 
Application Deadline: 14 Feb 2017.  Job Description: The American 
Conservation Experience is seeking one full-time intern (age 18+) 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 early March 2017  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: $275/week stipend plus housing 
in the park. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.  To 
Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter (including birth 
date and available start date), resume, and 3 references to ALACIA WELCH 
(EM: alacia_welch AT nps.gov) no later than February 14, 2017. 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. Note that applications will be reviewed 
upon receipt and early applications are encouraged.

CRANE CONSERVATION NATURALIST/ DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN  at International 
Crane Foundation.  Website: https://www.savingcranes.org/  Location: 
Baraboo, WI.  Duration: 9 Months.  Job Type: Intern.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Job Description: The International Crane 
Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill one Crane Conservation Naturalist/ 
Digital Media Intern position with the Conservation Education Department 
in 2017. ICF Background: ICF is a leader in the conservation of the 
world's 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, 
knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to 
cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although 
ICF has projects all around the world the headquarters is located in 
Baraboo, WI one hour north of Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public 
every day from April 15th to October 31st each year and all of the 
world’s 15 crane species are on live-display at our facility. For more 
information, please visit our website at www.savingcranes.org 
Description: The ICF Crane Conservation Naturalist/ Digital Media Intern 
will fill requirements set by the Antonia Foundation Grant and will 
focus on technology and its role in non-personal interpretation for the 
conservation of cranes. The Crane Conservation Naturalist/ Digital Media 
Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the 
Conservation Education Department and will: • Develop and lead daily 
interpretive tours at ICF for visiting schools, community organizations, 
private groups, and the general public. • Interact and assist with the 
sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, 
and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis. • Assist in the 
completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, 
and objectives of the ICF Conservation Education Department with a focus 
on non-personal interpretation. Responsibilities will include 
collaboration on scripts, photography, development of social media 
posts, recording and coordinating a video library for internal and 
external use, video editing, and updating of digital resources such as 
iBooks. • Conduct duties associated with opening/closing the visitor 
center, exhibits, and gift shop on a daily basis. • Achieve experience 
planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs and written 
materials. • Learn about ICF project initiatives related to crane 
ecology, behavior, and husbandry; field conservation and ecology; and 
ecosystem restoration techniques and processes. • Have the opportunity 
to volunteer with other departments and participate in job shadow 
experiences at ICF. • Gain exposure to wildlife conservation methods and 
endangered species management. • Meet and work with a variety of 
international colleagues and professional staff at ICF. • Educate and 
inspire people of all ages and walks of life about the world’s 15 crane 
species and the ecosystems on which they depend. ICF’s Crane 
Conservation Naturalist/ Digital Media Intern begins March 1st, 2017 and 
runs through November 17th, 2017. A taxable $565/month stipend and 
comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. 
Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living 
situation and be able to work outdoors everyday in all weather 
conditions found in Wisconsin. Naturalist Interns will work weekends and 
will have two consecutive days off during the work-week. The ICF campus 
is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful 
Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United 
States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must 
obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer.   Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. preferred. 
Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however studies 
relating to wildlife conservation, education, or biology are preferred. 
The applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient 
public speaking skills and a strong desire to teach diverse audiences in 
a non-formal setting. Proficiency with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe 
Premiere Pro is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate an 
interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental 
education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, digital 
marketing, graphic design, film/documentary production, and other 
related fields. Compensation: $565/mo + Housing.  To Apply: Application 
Procedure: Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no 
more than two pages), and contact information for three references to: 
ANDY BINGLE, Interpretive Programs Manager (EM: abingle AT 
savingcranes.org PH: 608-356-9462 x108) Positions are open until filled 
and review process will start immediately upon application submission. 
Position offering closes Wednesday, February 15th 2017.

SAGEBRUSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIANS (3-4): WYOMING  at University of Wyoming 
/ Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildife Research Unit. Location: 
Pinedale, Wyoming.  Duration: 3 1/2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 3-4.  Application Deadline: 1 Mar 2017.  Job Description: 
Technicians needed to assist with master’s research studying 
sagebrush-nesting songbirds in western Wyoming. Study sites will be 
located on two natural gas fields: the Jonah Gas field and Pinedale 
Anticline, outside Pinedale, Wyoming. Initial research on these field 
sites began in 2008 investigating the effects of energy development on 
sagebrush songbirds, and the current research aims to explore additional 
causes for previously observed patterns. Primary duties include locating 
songbird nests (Brewer’s sparrow, sagebrush sparrow and sage thrasher), 
monitoring nests, setting up and maintaining infrared nest cameras, and 
vegetation surveys. Technicians will also assist with data entry, 
additional experiments, and maintenance/repair of field equipment when 
needed. Work will start early May and continue until mid to end of 
August, with some flexibility for start and end dates. Applicants should 
have a strong work ethic and a desire to work long hours outside under 
potentially inclement weather conditions. This is an excellent 
opportunity to gain ecological research experience on a long term study 
and spend your summer in a beautiful setting. Shared housing will be 
provided for the field season, as will vehicles for transportation to 
and from the field sites. Pay is $10-$12/hour, depending on experience.  
Qualifications: Interested applicants should have a valid US driver’s 
license with a clean driving record. Applicants with a proven interest 
in wildlife biology and those excited for field work will be given 
closest consideration. Previous experience with nest searching, 
monitoring, and working with nest cameras is preferred. Applicants must 
be comfortable living in a remote setting for the summer, hiking long 
distances in varying conditions, and working in close contact with 
coworkers. Compensation: $10-$12/hr DOE.   To apply, please submit ONE 
PDF document containing your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 
references to TAYLER SCHERR (EM: tayler.scherr AT gmail.com). Please 
title your application document: ‘YourLastName_FirstName_2017’. Review 
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable 
applicants are found.

PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIP at Utah State University. 
  Location: Logan, UT.  Duration: Until 
completion of the PhD degree.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 
one.  Application Deadline: 21 Feb 2017.  Description: The Great Salt 
Lake is North America's largest hyper-saline lake, and many avian 
species are dependent upon it, including eared grebes, Wilson's 
phalaropes, red-necked phalaropes, black stilts, and American avocets. 
Unfortunately, the Great Salt Lake is experiencing anthropogenic changes 
from water diversion, salt extraction using evaporation ponds, the 
harvest of brine shrimp cysts, and human development. I am seeking a 
highly qualified student to study the potential impacts of some of these 
threats to waterbirds using the Great Salt Lake.  Qualifications: 
Candidates should already have finished their M.S. before starting. 
Preference given to students with a GPA higher than 3.5 and GRE scores 
above the 70th percentile. Starting date is flexible but ideally at the 
end of spring semester.  Compensation: Salary is competitive and 
commensurate with experience.  To apply, email a cover letter and resume 
to (EM: Mike.conover AT usu.edu) or write DR. MICHAEL CONOVER, Wildland 
Resources Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Intermountain Bird Observatory/ Boise 
State University.   Location: Montana 
(statewide).  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: AVIAN 
POINT-COUNT TECHNICIANS (7) 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 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 full-time 
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 ad.  To Apply: 
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (in 
ONE Document) 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.

SPRING HAWK MIGRATION COUNTER at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: Montclair, New Jersey. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: One (1).  Application 
Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  Description: Hawk Counter Spring Migration 
(March 16 thru May 15, 2017) Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to 
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey. Duties include identifying 
and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk 
Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with 
the public.  Qualifications: Familiarity with bird migration and strong 
background identifying raptors in flight a must; Careful data collecting 
skills a must; Applicants should have experience interacting with the 
public and excellent interpersonal skills; An enthusiastic and motivated 
self-starter who is also a strong team player; Willingness to work 
irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions; Must be able 
to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. 
as necessary; All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, 
driver's license to operate a vehicle in NJ. Compensation: Salary: 
$1,400 - 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.  To Apply: Qualified 
individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume with 
relevant experience, and three references as a single PDF document 
(including email and phone contact info) to (EM: hr.cmboseasonal AT 
njaudubon.org) Please list "Montclair" in the subject line so that your 
application is routed to the correct department.

SHRUB/SCRUB BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: northern New Jersey. Duration: 3 
1/2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Two (2).  
Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: The Shrub/Scrub Bird 
Field Technicians (two) (May 1 thru August 15, 2017) will be responsible 
for conducting bird and habitat surveys in managed early successional 
habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region. This 
information will be used to assess response of target species to ongoing 
management activities, and to guide future management recommendations. 
Duties include, but are not limited to: Point count surveys for target 
early successional bird species using distance sampling methodologies; 
Habitat surveys; Data entry and some data analysis.  Qualifications: 
Point count experience and the ability to identify birds of the eastern 
U.S. by sight and sound required; Proficiency with GPS and range finders 
required, and knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred; Must be 
willing to work independently and as part of a team; Must have the 
physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be 
able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.; Must have reliable vehicle, 
a valid and clean driver's license, and be able to operate a vehicle in 
New Jersey; Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey.  
Compensation: Salaru $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience. 
Housing arrangements may be available; Mileage reimbursement provided.  
To Apply: Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume 
outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email 
addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to (EM: 
hr.research AT njaudubon.org) Please include "Shrub-Scrub" in the 
Subject line so your application is routed correctly for review.

RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY TECHNICIAN at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: northwest New Jersey. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Two (2).  Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: RUFFED GROUSE SURVEY TECHNICIANS 
(2) needed March 16th through May 15th 2017 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 irregular hours 
(i.e. early mornings and occasional weekends). Must have own vehicle, 
and a valid, clean driver's license.  Compensation: Salary $1,800 - 
$2,200 per month, depending on experience. Housing and mileage 
reimbursement will be provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter indicating 
position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three 
references (including email address and phone number) as a single pdf 
document by email to (EM: hr.research AT njaudubon.org). Please include 
"Ruffed Grouse" in the Subject line to be sure that your application is 
routed to the correct department.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at TW Biological Services. 
  Location: Simi Valley, CA.  Duration: 3 to 4 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3-4. Application 
Deadline: 15 Mar 2017.  Description: Avian field technicians needed part 
time to full time from March 22-July 6, 2016 for Brown-headed Cowbird 
trapping and control programs for the protection of endangered and 
threatened bird species. Project locations include 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.  
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. Email for more 
information.  To Apply: Please email resume to (EM: jlsexton AT twbio.com).

REVISED: PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT – ID# 17025 at Kauai 
Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.   
Location: Kauai, Hawaii. Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent.  Number 
of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: DUTIES: 
Responsible for undertaking all Geographic Information System (GIS) 
analysis and data management duties for the KESRP (including work 
related to the Underline Monitoring Project). Works under the direction 
of the Endangered Avian Research Project Coordinator and the KESRP Avian 
Conservation Biologist. Duties include database management, data 
digitizing, and GIS analysis of field data (related to a wide range of 
data including incidental take monitoring, biological monitoring, 
seabird population survey and monitoring, and mapping species 
locations). Some fieldwork also required. Performs effective public 
outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a variety of 
equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use and invasive 
species prevention protocols.  Qualifications: PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
EDUCATION/TRAINING: One to three (1-3) years of college level biological 
sciences coursework from an accredited college or university. 
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of (paid or volunteer) data 
management and GIS analysis experience. One to three (1-3) years of 
(paid or volunteer) experience in biological fieldwork. Volunteer 
experience must be documented and verifiable. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working 
knowledge of the principles of avian population ecology and 
conservation. Skilled in the use of GIS software (ArcGIS) and databases 
(Access). Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), 
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and other software 
programs to undertake analysis and reporting. Proficient in word 
processing and spreadsheet computer applications skills. Ability to use 
global positioning system (GPS) equipment. Ability to read maps and 
aerial photographs and document work. Ability to communicate effectively 
both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver's license (and 
if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid 
personal driver's insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i's No-Fault Driver's 
Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal 
background check. 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 a 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 Hawai‘i'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: $3,100 per month.  To Apply: INQUIRIES: ANDRE 
RAINE (PH: 355-5300) (Kauai). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 
http://www.rcuh.com and click on "Job Postings." 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. Hawai‘i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: Cape May, NJ.  Duration: 2 1/2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Two (2). Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) 
needed 16 April through 30 June 2017 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.  Qualifications: 
Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary. Ability to identify 
shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band resighting experience, and 
proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred. Applicants must be able 
to work independently or as part of a team, flexible to work irregular 
hours or six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Must 
have own vehicle and clean driver's license. Start date can be 
flexible.  Compensation: Salary $1800-2200/month depending on 
experience. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  To Apply: Send 
cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant 
experience, and three references (including email address and phone 
number) as a single pdf document by email to (EM: hr.research AT 
njaudubon.org). Please include "Delaware Bay" in the Subject line to be 
sure that your application is routed to the correct department.

NEWARK BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: Essex County, NJ. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: One (1).  Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: NEWARK BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 
1 April through 31 May 2017 for research evaluating building/bird 
interactions in Newark, NJ. Modern tall building in US cities, including 
Newark, have the potential to cause significant mortality to migrant 
birds. Duties include but are not limited to pre-dawn surveys around 
buildings to document grounded birds, transporting injured birds to the 
rehabilitator and data management.  Qualifications: Proficiency with MS 
Excel and Word software a must. Familiarity with birds of the 
northeastern US and use of hand-held GPS preferred. Applicants must be 
able to work independently or as part of a team, and work irregular 
hours, including occasional weekends. Must have a vehicle and valid, 
clean driver's license.  Compensation: Salary $1800 - $2200/month, 
depending on experience. Housing available if needed; mileage 
reimbursement provided.  To Apply: . Send cover letter indicating 
position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three 
references (including email address and phone number) as a single pdf 
document by email to (EM: hr.research AT njaudubon.org). Please include 
"Newark" in the Subject line to be sure that your application is routed 
to the correct department.

BIRD BANDER / EDUCATOR at Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. 
  Location: various locations.  
Duration: 3 to 3.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
variable depending on location.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  
Description: BIRD BANDERS/EDUCATORS needed for Neighborhood Nestwatch. 
NN is a Smithsonian avian ecology-based environmental outreach project 
which takes place in urban/suburban backyards and schoolyards in a 
growing number of regional locations in the U.S. It is a community-based 
research project and an opportunity to conduct basic conservation 
biology and environmental education. Assistants are needed for the 
following regions: Gainesville, FL, Atlanta, GA (both mid-March – 
mid-June); Raleigh, NC (mid-April – mid-July), and Washington, DC 
(mid-April – July 31). The assistantship takes place mostly in backyards 
while communicating basic ecology to citizen participants. School events 
which include bird banding demonstrations and complementary outreach 
activities will also be conducted predominantly in the DC region and 
minimally in other regional locations (Google: "Urban Nestwatch"). 
Backyard activities will be conducted by paired teams whereas school 
events are conducted by an entire crew. Lots of driving in a metro area 
setting required.  Qualifications: This work requires an ability to 
capture, color-band, age, sex, and measure birds UNASSISTED as well as 
communicate ecological topics to a wide range of ages. Applicants MUST 
have extensive experience setting up mist nets and removing captured 
birds unassisted. Resighting color banded birds, conducting point count 
censuses and vegetation sampling, sampling of blood, feather, and 
toenail tissues, as well as meticulous data entry also involved. The 
work requires an ability to work from early morning onward 6 days per 
week carrying out a wide variety of field tasks. Stand-out applicants 
will also have experience conducting public outreach activities, working 
cohesively as a crew member, and have a history of data entry accuracy. 
Lots of driving in a metro area setting required.  Compensation: 
Depending on location, either a project vehicle or gasoline assistance 
is provided as well as group housing or housing assistance. Salary 
$1,600-$2,000/month depending on experience.  To Apply: Please send 
cover letter, CV, and the names and updated contact information of three 
references to BOB REITSMA, (EM: reitsmar AT si.edu), by February 15, 
2017. Please give an estimate of how many birds you have banded 
unassisted. Applications which do not include this estimate will not be 
processed. Finally, indicate any preference in regional location.

FIELD BIOLOGIST at Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario. 
  Location: Renfrew County, Ontario.  
Duration: 3-6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3-5.  
Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Bird Ecology and 
Conservation Ontario (BECO) is seeking 3 to 5 highly motivated field 
biologists to assist with monitoring bobolink breeding success in 
agricultural fields in eastern 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). All positions 
begin 01 May 2017. Positions will vary in length from 3 to 6 months, 
depending on funding and the experience of applicants. For the duration 
of the field season (01 May to 31 July) all positions will be based in 
Renfrew County. All staff should expect to work approximately 6 days per 
week for most of the field season. Overtime will be compensated with 
paid time off in lieu. Tasks and responsibilities: •Bird surveys to 
record the presence of grassland birds in agricultural areas; •Nest 
searching and nest monitoring; •Territory mapping and behavioural 
observations; •Vegetation data collection; •Data entry and management; 
•Communicating with landowners and the general public; •Assisting with 
other field work and project tasks as required; •Contracts extending 
beyond the field season will involve additional tasks such as data 
organization, data proofing, and report writing. Qualifications: •Strong 
interest in avian ecology and conservation; •Excellent auditory and 
visual bird identification skills; •Strong organizational and record 
keeping skills; •Self-motivated and able to work with little 
supervision; •Able to navigate in the field using a map, compass, and 
GPS; •Able to work both independently and in a team environment; 
•Comfortable working early mornings and in demanding field conditions 
(variable weather, biting insects); •Comfortable working around cattle; 
•Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Access; •Familiarity with GIS 
software; •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 
eastern 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 should 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 are located in Renfrew County in eastern 
Ontario. Shared housing near field sites will be provided for the 
duration of the field season (01 May to 31 July). For contracts 
extending beyond the field season, candidates must have access to their 
own accommodation and ability to work remotely. One or more positions 
may be partially funded by the Clean Tech Internship program. Applicants 
who meet the qualifications for a Clean Tech Internship and are 
available for a 6-month period are encouraged to apply. See 
qualifications: http://cleantech.collegesinstitutes.ca/interns/.  
Compensation: $2,200 - $2,700 per month, depending on experience. Field 
housing provided 01 May to 31 July.  To Apply: Send a cover letter, 
resume, and contact information for three references to ZOÉ 
LEBRUN-SOUTHCOTT (EM: zoe AT beco-birds.org). In your cover letter, 
indicate how you meet the listed qualifications, if you have access to a 
personal vehicle for the field season, if you are eligible for a Clean 
Tech Internship, and your dates of availability. Submit your application 
as a single PDF or MS word file. We thank all applicants for their 
interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise 
State University.   Location: Idaho, Utah.  
Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 10.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017. Description: AVIAN POINT COUNT 
TECHNICIANS (10) needed for a study of breeding birds across Idaho and 
Utah (mid-May to mid-July) with Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise 
State University. Primary duties consist of standardized point count 
surveys, vegetation surveys, and data entry using Integrated Monitoring 
in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol. Technicians will identify 
hundreds of bird species while traveling across a wide variety of 
habitats including, but not limited to grassland, sagebrush steppe, 
riparian, pinyon-juniper, montane forest, and alpine. 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 scale. Please visit 

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

for additional information.  Qualifications: Technicians must possess: 
(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), often in very remote areas, for the duration of the field season, 
(3) strong physical and mental endurance, and willingness to work long 
days in the field for 10 days at a time, (4) ability to navigate across 
rugged, steep, and densely vegetated landscapes using topographical maps 
and GPS units, (5) willingness to work in landscapes occupied by 
potentially hazardous wildlife (bears, mountain lions, moose, 
rattlesnakes, etc.), (6) ability to carefully navigate rough roads in a 
4WD vehicle, (7) careful and accurate data collection/entry/management 
skills, (8) strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate and work 
effectively with private landowners, fellow technicians and the program 
manager, (9) personal camping/backpacking gear; multi-day, solo or 
paired backpacking trips may be required, and (10) a valid driver's 
license.  Compensation: This is a full time position for the duration of 
the project (May-July). Hourly pay rate is $12-$14/hr DOE, plus a per 
diem of $30/day while working in the field. There may be opportunities 
during the field season for technicians to experience other IBO projects 
(Northern Goshawk surveys and banding, Long-billed Curlew nest searching 
and satellite transmitter deployment, hummingbird banding, woodpecker 
surveys, songbird banding, etc.). Technicians must use either their 
personal 4WD vehicle (work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the 
standard state rate) or a rental SUV provided by IBO.  To Apply: Please 
email a single pdf document that includes a one-page cover letter 
describing your interest and qualifications for the position, your 
resume, and three professional references to JEREMY HALKA (EM: 
jeremyhalka AT boisestate.edu). Please include your name in the pdf file 
name and put "2017 IMBCR Tech" in the email subject line. Include your 
dates of availability and if you are more interested in working in Idaho 
or Utah in your cover letter. Positions will be filled as soon as 
suitable applicants are found.

MALHEUR FIELD COORDINATOR at Audubon Society of Portland. 
 
Location: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, USA.  Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application 
Deadline: 30 Jan 2017.  Description: Audubon Society of Portland is 
seeking an enthusiastic and qualified candidate to advance our efforts 
to restore healthy bird populations at and near Malheur National 
Wildlife Refuge, working collaboratively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and other partners. This position will work closely with Refuge 
staff and a second Portland Audubon staff member who has worked 
seasonally at the Refuge for the past five years. The position will 
include three primary areas of responsibility: 1. Biological Surveys: 
Conduct bird surveys as directed by Malheur NWR and Portland Audubon 
staff. Bird survey work may include songbird point counts, waterfowl 
surveys, duck banding, shorebird surveys, Sandhill Crane recruitment, 
and Trumpeter Swan production surveys. 2. Volunteer Work Parties: Work 
with partners, including USFWS, civic groups and other conservation 
organizations, to organize and execute a series of volunteer work party 
events that will enable members of the public to participate in efforts 
to improve refuge infrastructure. 3. Outreach: Assist Refuge and Audubon 
staff with engaging visitors and the local community with the refuge and 
the collaborative efforts to restore the Refuge and surrounding 
landscape. This is a rare opportunity for someone interested in gaining 
experience in multiple facets of refuge operation on one the most 
exciting and important refuges on the Pacific Flyway. In addition to 
providing critical nesting and migration habitat for a wide range of 
avian species, Malheur is also the site of some of the most innovative 
collaborative conservation efforts in Oregon involving conservation 
groups, ranchers, public agencies and the Burns Paiute Tribe.  
Qualifications: Preferred applicants will possess strong bird 
identification skills, both visual and aural, and have experience 
conducting avian field surveys and natural resource-related public 
outreach. Applicants should be comfortable working in remote field 
situations under a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be 
comfortable navigating off -trail with a map and GPS, be capable of 
hiking many miles each day and be able to work independently as well as 
with groups. This person must be able to juggle tasks with 
professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor. They must have 
excellent communication skills as they will be working with volunteers, 
stakeholders, membership groups, government agencies and the general 
public in office and field settings.This position will require driving a 
government agency vehicle on paved as well as unimproved roads. A valid 
US driver's license is required. Lodging and a work vehicle will be 
provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Applicants should 
possess their own vehicle to serve non work-related transportation 
needs. Start and end work dates have some flexibility and could be 
extended depending on availability of applicants and needs of the 
project. QUALIFICATIONS **Local applicants from Eastern Oregon are 
strongly encouraged to apply. **Two or four-year college degree in 
wildlife ecology or a related field, or commensurate field experience; 
**Familiarity with bird survey protocols (e.g. point count methodology); 
**Ability to identify NW birds by sight and sound; **Demonstrable 
ability to effectively interact with and engage the general public about 
the natural world and conservation issues; **Excellent organizational 
skills, including the ability to organize and lead volunteer work party 
events; **Proven ability to work with people from diverse walks of life; 
**GPS skills; **Ability to hike several miles per day under remote 
conditions. Compensation: Position Status: Non-exempt, Full-time, 
Temporary Pay rate: $20/hour.  To Apply: Email Submissions Preferred To 
apply: Please email your cover letter, resume, and completed employment 
application* to (EM:  jobs AT audubonportland.org) with subject line: 
"Malheur Field Coordinator." Professional references should include at 
least two people who can speak to applicant's experience working on 
biological surveys and/or with the public. *Employment application 
available at www.audubonportland.org/about/jobs CLOSING DATE: Open until 
filled. Preference given to applications received before 5:00 pm on 
January 30, 2017. Check Portland Audubon website to confirm position 
open before submitting application after closing date. Submission via US 
Postal Service to: Malheur Field Coordinator Audubon Society of Portland 
5151 NW Cornell Road Portland, OR 97210.

SUMMER INTERN at Utah State University.   Location: 
Vernal, UT.  Duration: 14 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 
14-16.  Application Deadline: 02 Feb 2017. Description: Multiple 
positions to work with Utah State University Biology faculty, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM), or the Ashley National Forest (ANF) to conduct 
field work in the Uintah Basin or Uintah Mountains to monitor raptor 
populations; monitor Northern Goshawk populations; conduct Assessment, 
Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) surveys to quantify sage-grouse habitat; 
monitor White-tailed Prairie Dog populations. Positions are funded for 
29 hrs/wk for 14 weeks each, May 8th-August 11th. Sage-grouse Habitat 
Crew Interns (4): to assist with AIM/Line Point Intersect vegetation 
transects on the ANF to quantify habitat. Raptor Nest Monitoring 
Crew/Sage-grouse Habitat Crew Interns (4-6 positions): to assist with 
raptor nest monitoring/habitat and sage-grouse habitat quantification 
(AIM) throughout the BLM Vernal District. Prairie Dog Crew Interns (3) 
and Crew Lead (1): to assist with Prairie Dog population monitoring in 
support of the Black-tailed Ferret management plan. Northern Goshawk 
Interns (2 positions): to assist with Northern Goshawk monitoring on the 
ANF. Interns will make field observations of wildlife or vegetation 
according to protocol, collect data, and enter data. Collaborate with 
teammates and crew lead to collect and assemble a high quality data set 
in an efficient manner. Fieldwork may require strenuous hiking, work in 
adverse weather conditions, and irregular hours. Work may be conducted 
in a team setting or independently. Some interns (depending on project) 
are required to attend a four-day training workshop on AIM monitoring in 
CO, NV, ID, WY, or MT in April or early May 2017, resulting in BLM 
certification. Responsibilities: CPR/First Aid Certification Conduct 
field surveys independently after training Raptor identification Mapping 
of prairie dog colonies based on Visual Encounter Surveys and Indirect 
Sign Plant identification and quantification following AIM protocol 
Travel to field sites, driving 4WD vehicle on back roads Hiking to work 
sites, sometimes in adverse weather, sometimes at irregular hours Follow 
protocols for raptor surveys with emphasis on minimizing disturbance GPS 
management to find and monitor or map study sites.  Qualifications:  
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Experience 
identifying raptors Experience identifying plants Demonstrated fieldwork 
experience Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills 
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills Ability to follow safety 
regulations Driver's license and experience driving 4WD vehicles Ability 
to efficiently execute directives and study plan Ability to collaborate 
with crewmates and follow team lead Preferred Qualifications: 
Professional fieldwork experience Professional plant identification 
experience or certifications Professional raptor identification 
experience GIS, GPS, or orienteering experience Experience with raptor 
handling and survey protocols Data entry experience Demonstrated 
relevant coursework, including but not limited to one or more classes in 
a topic such as botany, ornithology or mammalogy, biology, ecology, 
natural resources management, or GIS. Compensation: Crew compensation 
will be $12.00-12.50/hr, depending on position. Crew lead earns 
$14.50/hr.  To Apply: There is one announcement for all positions. This 
allows you to submit one application and be considered for all 
positions. Please indicate any project preferences in your cover letter, 
but be sure to summarize your relevant experience for all positions in 
your CV. http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2126 I will begin 
review of applicants on February 3rd. Please have your application 
submitted before this date. I will contact selected applicants for 
interviews that following week. Contact me with any questions. BECKY L. 
WILLIAMS, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Utah State 
University, Uintah Basin 320 N 2000 W (Aggie Blvd.) Vernal, Utah, 
84078-4228 (PH: 435-722-1787 FX: 435-789-3916 Office BEERC 221B EM: 
toxwilliams AT gmail.com).

RIDGWAY'S HAWK PROJECT VOLUNTEER at The Peregrine Fund. 
  Location: Dominican 
Republic.  Duration: 2-5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of 
Openings: 2-3.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: 
Volunteers are needed to assist with both field studies and releases of 
the critically endangered Ridgway's Hawk in the Dominican Republic, as 
part of The Peregrine Fund's conservation program for this species. 
Please specify what time period you will be available and which position 
you are applying for though volunteers may spend time both in the field 
and at the release site. FIELD STUDY VOLUNTEER, FEBRUARY - JUNE, 2017 -- 
This volunteer position will allow those interested in field 
biology/conservation to get hands on experience in one of The Peregrine 
Fund's most exciting conservation projects. Successful applicants will 
spend at least two months living at one of 3 different field sites in 
Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic, between February and 
June 2017. Field Duties: Typical duties of volunteers include long hours 
of hiking each day (mostly weekdays) under difficult conditions to 
monitor and record observations at nest sites, identify banded hawks, 
and provide hands on management at nests (training provided). It is 
desirable that applicants are in excellent shape and comfortable working 
and hiking in adverse conditions such as rain, tough terrain, and 
tolerant of biting insects, mostly mosquitos. Individuals who have some 
experience handling raptors or other wildlife are encouraged to apply, 
but all applicants who have the desire to learn these skills will be 
considered. It is important that applicants have at least some basic 
Spanish speaking skills or an extreme desire to learn. The ability to 
work well with others and take direction from field supervisors is a 
must. HACK SITE ATTENDANT VOLUNTEER, APRIL – JULY, 2016 We are searching 
for suitable candidates to volunteer as hacksite attendants at our 
Puntacana release site for Ridgway's Hawks. Desirable candidates are 
those interested in learning about the biology/behavior of Ridgway's 
Hawks and are capable of enduring extended periods out of doors in all 
types of weather. We ask that only volunteers who can spend at least 
three months during the hacking period of between April-July apply. 
Hacksite Attendant Duties: Working long hours observing (shifts start 
before sun up and end after sundown, usually this shift will be divided 
by two to three volunteers), taking detailed notes on feeding times and 
all interactions regarding the released hawks as well as other wildlife 
and human disturbances, food prep (rats), feeding birds for release both 
prior to and after release, climbing a tall ladder to place food, 
tracking individual hawks using telemetry, and daily communication with 
field supervisors. It is not required that hacksite volunteers speak 
Spanish but it is helpful. It is imperative that applicants work well 
with others and are capable of following instructions from field 
supervisors. A typed report (format supplied) will be required upon 
completion of the project. This position requires long hours in the 
field. Extreme heat, heavy rain, and biting insects are common. Most of 
your time will be spent observing the birds from a blind. The success of 
the study and release effort will depend on the effort of individuals as 
well as the team. Applicants receiving positions will participate in a 
unique study and assisted dispersal effort for the critically endangered 
Ridgway's Hawk. Each person receiving a position will be responsible for 
their own round trip transportation from their home country to either 
Santo Domingo or Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We require that 
volunteers have their own health insurance which is valid in the 
Dominican Republic. Volunteer positions will be issued only to those 
over 18 years old.  Qualifications: Read description at TPF website.  
Compensation: Read description at TPF website.  To Apply: Please send a 
cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three 
references to: THOMAS HAYES, Ridgway's Hawk Project Coordinator by 
e-mail (EM: hayes.thomas AT peregrinefund.org).

BIRD BIOLOGIST- RIPARIAN SYSTEMS at University of Montana Bird Ecology 
Lab.  Location: Madison & Missouri Rivers, MT. Duration: 3 months.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 10 Feb 
2017.  Description: The University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) 
is seeking experienced bird biologists to conduct point count bird 
surveys and vegetation sampling in riparian habitats along 500 miles of 
the Madison and Missouri Rivers in Montana. The positions will run from 
May – Aug 2017. Following training, biologists will work as a pair, 
canoeing 10-30 river miles/day and camping in beautiful and remote areas 
with minimal supervision. Applicants should be enthusiastic, physically 
fit, and can expect long hours and spectacular country. Primitive 
camping and some multi-day river trips required.  Qualifications: Ideal 
candidates will have experience conducting bird surveys, especially 
point counts, with the ability to identify western bird species by sight 
and sound and have some knowledge of western flora. Applicants must be 
able to work alone, follow detailed protocols, and hike uneven terrain. 
Experience boating and navigating in the backcountry preferred. A valid 
driver's license, binoculars, camping gear, and a strong work ethic are 
required.  Compensation: Monthly salary of $2,200-$2,520 depending on 
experience, reimbursement for project related driving is provided, PLUS 
approximately $100 per week camping/lodging reimbursement.  To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter detailing your bird identification 
knowledge/experience, resume, and contact information for 3 references 
as a single document to ANNA NOSON (EM: anna.noson AT umontana.edu). 
Positions open until filled.

CALIFORNIA CONDOR INTERN at Ventana Wildlife Society. 
  Location: Big Sur/San Simeon, Ca. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 
03 Feb 2017.  Description: Internship Starts: March 1 The Ventana 
Wildlife Society (VWS) is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to 
assist us with our California Condor Reintroduction Program on 
California's central coast. VWS has been reintroducing endangered 
California condors to the central coast region since 1997 and currently 
monitors a flock of 80+ condors. Position involves releasing and 
monitoring captive/free-flying California condors utilizing radio 
telemetry, participating in supplemental food placements, nest 
observation, public education, as well as other flock management 
activities. The Condor Project field office is located at our Discovery 
Center in Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur. VWS currently operates 
two release site field stations in the remote coastal mountains of Big 
Sur and San Simeon. Field housing for Interns is provided at both field 
stations. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $650/month. Interns 
work 5 days on (40 hours) and then take two days off. Field vehicles 
will be provided for all condor project related activities. We interns 
must possess their own means of transportation for non-work 
related/personal travel on days off. Internships span 6 months and 
positions are available year-round. This is an excellent opportunity to 
gain valuable field experience with an endangered species while living 
on the breathtaking California central coast. US Citizens only.  
Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have: - BS Degree in 
Biological/Environmental related field of study - Prior 
bird/ornithological, interpretive, and/or field biology experience. - 
Valid driver's license and clean driving record - Experience with 
driving 4wd vehicles on dirt roads - Experience working outdoors in 
remote locations in inclement weather conditions - A knowledge of basic 
field safety and/or a CPR certificate, First responder certificate - 
Good physical conditioning and the ability to hike in steep rugged 
terrain in inclement weather conditions. - Ability to safely lift and 
move carcasses in excess of 50-75 pounds. - Ability to handle rotten 
carcasses (not for the squeamish) - Outgoing personality with an 
interest in natural interpretation and sharing with the public - A 
strong interest in both avian research and restoration - No Cat 
Allergies (Primary housing has a resident cat).  Compensation: 
$650/month.  To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume with three 
work related references to VWS Condor Biologist MELISSA CLARK (EM: 
melissaclark AT ventanaws.org). For more information about the research, 
restoration and education activities of our organization, visit: 
http://www.ventanaws.org , http://www.mycondor.org.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT at Pelee Island Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Pelee Island Ontario. Duration: 2 
months.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: one. Application 
Deadline: 20 Mar 2017.  Description: Avian Field Assistant (student 
position) Anticipated start date: April 17th 2017 Anticipated end date: 
June 17th 2017 Hourly wage: $11.40 Location: Pelee Island Ontario Job 
Description: PIBO's Field Assistant (FA) will carry-out constant-effort 
mist netting and bird banding every morning during their two month stay 
on Pelee Island. Depending on experience, the FA will help conduct the 
daily census, extract birds from nets and band the birds, serve as data 
scribe, and other duties associated with PIBO's migration-monitoring 
program. The student will also be responsible for helping with the daily 
chores at the PIBO cottage: cooking, cleaning, dishes, shopping, taking 
out compost, driving trash to the landfill, etc. 
Qualifications/Requirements: • The Field Assistant will have some 
songbird banding and extraction experience, ideally, and be familiar 
with birds of the Great Lakes region. • The Field Assistant will assist 
with welcoming visitors at the banding station, data entry and proofing, 
and be familiar with at least excel data entry • Assist with the upkeep 
of the PIBO staff cottage and field station, help with shopping, 
cleaning, etc. • Assist with PIBO island education programs and events- 
banding demonstrations, annual picnic, etc.  Compensation: 
Perks/Conditions: Candidate will be provided with free housing but food 
and transportation to and from the island are the responsibility of the 
student. Candidates should bring their own field gear- rubber boots, 
mosquito hats/shirts and clothing for warm and cold weather, etc. 
Although this position starts in April, it can still be quite chilly on 
the island in the spring. Driver's license is not essential but helpful. 
Must be okay with snakes, spiders, variable weather and biting insects. 
Must be an early-riser! Work starts almost every day before dawn. Must 
be mature and dependable. Most afternoons will be free-time apart from 
data entry and station upkeep. There are two friendly resident cats at 
the field house. They are indoor only. This position is contingent upon 
funding from Canada Summer Jobs. We are looking for a post-secondary 
student in the fields of biology, zoology or ornithology. Students must 
be between the ages of 15-30 at the start of employment. They must have 
been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic 
year and intend on returning to school on a full-time basis during the 
next academic year. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and 
legally entitled to work in Ontario.  To Apply: Send resume and cover 
letter to: (EM: info AT pibo.ca).

GEORGE MYERS MASTER NATURALIST INTERN at New Jersey Audubon. 
  Location: Cape May, NJ.  Duration: 9 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: One (1). Application 
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST 
INTERN needed 23 March to 22 December 2017 Successful applicant develops 
a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various 
educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon's 
Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), 
Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest 
hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime 
vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers 
great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public 
outreach. New Jersey Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific 
principles and practices to address conservation issues related to 
vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which 
they are associated. Major responsibilities include educational 
programming/field trips/workshops for visitors, children's programming 
at summer nature camp, assisting with center interpretive displays, 
develop brochures and materials for web/blog sites.  Qualifications: 
Familiarity with bird migration, birding, marine species and coastal 
ecology a plus. Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, ecology, 
environmental science or similar field preferred. Motivated self-starter 
who is also a team player; excellent oral and written skills required. 
Strong computer skills, and ability to relate to a diverse range of 
people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion; willingness to 
work irregular hours under sometimes difficult conditions and ability to 
walk over uneven terrain for long distances. Must have own vehicle and a 
valid, clean driver's license.  Compensation: Salary $1500/month. 
Housing provided.  To Apply: Send cover letter indicating position of 
interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references 
(including email address and phone number) as a single pdf document by 
email to (EM: hr.cmboseasonal AT njaudubon.org). Application deadline 15 
February 2017. NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POINT COUNT POSITIONS at University of Delaware.  Location: DC, MD, VA, 
PA.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 
3.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: We are seeking 2 
highly motivated research technicians, as well as 1 crew leader, to 
conduct point counts for forest and grassland birds in National Parks in 
MD, DC, VA, PA and WV from mid-May through July 2017. This work is part 
of the National Park Service National Capital Region's Inventory and 
Monitoring Program studying long-term trends in bird populations. Work 
includes bird surveys, hiking, and data entry and QA/QC. Survey 
locations cover a variety of habitats and species.  Qualified applicants 
need to know eastern birds by sight and sound, be able to navigate using 
GPS and maps, be comfortable hiking alone and be physically fit. You 
should be ready to hike through tough terrain and deal with adverse 
conditions including biting insects. Work will begin at early hours and 
follow and unpredictable schedule. Technicians must work well 
independently and have a good attitude sharing housing with others. 
Candidates seeking the crew leader position must also be able to 
schedule the field season and coordinate with Park Service employees to 
get all the surveys done in a timely and efficient manner.  
Compensation: Applicants with previous point count experience preferred 
and a valid driver's license is required. Salary is $480-600 per week, 
depending on experience. Housing and vehicle will be provided (some 
camping required).  To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to LIZ TYMKIW (EM: tymkiw AT 
udel.edu). Application review will begin immediately and continue until 
the positions have been filled.

MCCAIN FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW at University of New Brunswick. 
 Location: 
Fredericton, NB.  Duration: 2 - 3 years.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 02 Feb 2017.  Description: We seek a 
candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New 
Brunswick, in Fredericton, NB, Canada. The proposed work involves the 
use of acoustic monitors and traditional point-counts to assess 
responses of insectivorous birds to outbreaking spruce budworm, and to 
experimental spruce budworm control programs. You will be supervised by 
Drs. Joe Nocera (UNB – Forestry and Environmental Management), Steve 
Heard (UNB – Biology), and Rob Johns (Canadian Forest Service).  
Qualifications: To be considered, you must have demonstrated expertise 
in field ornithology, be within 3 years of receipt of your PhD, and be 
able to take up the fellowship by June 1, 2017.  Compensation: You will 
join our application for the McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 
which is valued at $50,000 (Cdn)/year. The holder of this fellowship is 
also expected to do some teaching, for which you will be separately 
remunerated.  To Apply: To be considered, please send a CV and a brief 
letter of interest to (EM: sheard AT unb.ca) no later than February 2, 
2017. The selected candidate will be asked for a more complete package, 
including letters of reference, shortly after.

PRAIRIE BIRD BANDING TECHNICIAN at University of Manitoba. Location: 
Brooks, AB.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 2-4 pending funding.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  
Description: The Koper Lab at the University of Manitoba is seeking 2-4 
(two to four) field technicians to assist with nest searching and 
capture of grassland songbirds for the summer 2017 field season. Our lab 
is using stress physiology and demographics of chestnut-collared 
longspurs, savannah sparrows and baird's sparrow 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). 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. Number of positions available is pending funding. Duties: 
• Bird banding and mist-netting • Behavioural observations and nest 
searching • Blood/feather sampling of adults and nestlings • 
Radio-tagging individuals and using radio-telemetry to track and record 
locations on GPS • Drive 4X4 vehicles, navigate with township maps and 
GPS unit • Data entry.  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 
working long and irregular hours, dependent on weather conditions • 
Proficient with spreadsheet software 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, valid driver's license. Compensation: Salary: $1800 - 
$2000 / month (dependent on experience) and accommodation is provided.  
To Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and contact 
information for three (3) references in one pdf document with your last 
name in file name. Please email application to ALEX HEATHCOTE and HANNAH 
CAREY at  (EM: brooks.bird.banding AT gmail.com) and use the subject 
line "Prairie Bird Technician". For more information on current projects 
and students in this lab, please visit: 
http://koperlab.wixsite.com/koperlab.

MOLECULAR PATHOGEN SCIENTIST at Smithsonian Institution. 
 Location: 
Washington, DC.  Duration: Up to five years.  Job Type: . Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Description: The Center 
for Conservation Genomics (CCG), Smithsonian Conservation Biology 
Institute (SCBI), National Zoological Park, invites applications for the 
position of Molecular Pathogen Scientist. The successful candidate will 
be an exceptional scientist with a strong track record of published 
research involving the molecular analysis of animal pathogens, 
especially those of concern for animal health and conservation. The 
selected candidate will be expected to build an outstanding research and 
clinical analysis program in molecular pathogen science. The candidate 
should have experience in developing and applying "next generation" DNA 
lab analysis methods and bioinformatics, as applied to pathogen 
diagnostics, characterization and/or function. Knowledge of the biology 
of one or more groups of animal parasites or pathogens is also expected. 
The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, 
including the public, is essential. The successful candidate will be 
expected to participate in activities, such as exhibits programs and 
educational outreach, to be involved with professional associations and 
other organizations within the scientific community, and to compete 
successfully for extramural funding. Full-time, 5-year temporary 
appointment with full Smithsonian benefits to be filled at the IS-12 
level, equivalent to Federal GS-12. Proof of authorization to work in US 
required. The zoo's authorized salary for this position at this time is 
$77,490 per annum. Qualified candidates who are referred to the hiring 
official will be asked to submit educational transcripts and proof of 
U.S. accreditation for foreign study.  Qualifications: KEY REQUIREMENTS: 
* Pre-employment Background Investigation must be successfully 
completed. * Must be able to travel and work independently as well as 
within a team environment. Candidates may qualify for this position by 
demonstrating the experience outlined above, by completion of three full 
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a 
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position, or by a 
combination of experience and education.  Compensation: SALARY RANGE: 
Starting at $77,490, commensurate with experience The Smithsonian 
Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of 
benefits. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements 
and benefits. For a complete description of benefits, please visit 
www.sihr.si.edu.  To Apply: Interested candidates should submit to (EM: 
fleischerr AT si.edu): (1) their curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter, 
and (3) research statements detailing their research interests and 
general experience for the position by 15 February 2017. Please include 
the position title in the subject line of your e-mail. CVs should 
include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is 
related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); 
and average number of hours worked per week. They should also include 
educational history (including degrees awarded), listings of 
publications, scientific and public presentations, grants received, and 
honors and awards. To learn more about the CCG, SCBI and NZP please 
visit https://nationalzoo.si.edu/center-for-conservation-genomics For 
more information, contact ROBERT FLEISCHER (EM: fleischerr AT si.edu). 
The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 
employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Subject: Birdjobs -- January 17, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:12:51 -0500
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EDUCATION ASSISTANTS/INTERNS  at National Audubon Society.  Website: 
http://www.audubon.org/careers  Location: Bremen, Maine.  Duration: Two 
Positions: 1) from May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in 
August, and 2) from May 25th to October 31st.  Job Type: Intern. Number 
of Openings: 2.  Job Description: Overview: This is a wonderful 
experience on the Maine coast in both field biology and environmental 
education and interpretation, working with seasoned Audubon 
professionals as well as the general public, on an 
internationally-recognized seabird restoration project. You will 
essentially be an “ambassador” for Audubon and conservation while 
narrating boat trips out to a restored Puffin and Tern colony, and in 
our Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, etc. If you like the 
ocean and seabirds and sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm, this may 
be for you. Location: Bremen, Maine (base camp), Rockland, Maine, and 
two+ weeks living and working in primitive conditions on an 
Audubon-managed seabird nesting island in Maine, 5 to 20 miles offshore. 
Two Positions: 1) from May 25th to third or preferably fourth week in 
August, and 2) from May 25th to October 31st. Position Overview: The 
first two to three weeks of this position will be spent at a seabird 
nesting island where the intern will participate in the research on 
Atlantic Puffins, Arctic and Common Terns, etc. This time will serve as 
an immersion in true field biology and an introduction to National 
Audubon Society's Seabird Restoration Program, and your work will be 
defined by the island supervisor. Upon return to mainland base, there 
will be a training period for the boat tour naturalist duties. (National 
Audubon Society cooperates with two different private boat tour 
operators who offer seabird and puffin-viewing tours to the general 
public.) Interns will then spend the bulk of their time both on the tour 
boats, which operate approximately 13 total trips per week, and in 
Rockland at the Project Puffin Visitor Center (PPVC). Hours at the PPVC 
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when the hours are from 10 
a.m. to 7 p.m. Interns will spend approximately two days a week at the 
PPVC. Positions are 35-40 hours per week. Primary Duties: As 
naturalist-educator, the intern will identify seabirds and marine 
mammals seen on the tour boats, and provide information on seabird 
natural history, seabird restoration, ecology of the Gulf of Maine, and 
human history of the area as it relates to seabirds on the islands. 
Duties at the PPVC include greeting the public, interpreting display 
materials and exhibits, operating the cash register and working in the 
gift store, organizing inventory, cleaning, etc. When not narrating or 
working at the PPVC, regular everyday duties will include preparation of 
teaching materials, and assisting with important logistical support, 
such as conducting daily conversations with island field stations, 
shopping, packing, driving, organizing, cleaning, etc. Creativity is 
encouraged in the making of displays, teaching methods, etc.  
Qualifications: Individual must be seaworthy! If you get sea sick, this 
job is not for you. Also, you should possess a B.S. or B.A. in 
conservation education, interpretation, or biology; OR be an 
undergraduate with related experience, such as a keen interest in birds, 
and in working with the public. Ability to run an electronic cash 
register and credit card machines. Career goals should be an eventual 
position in conservation education or interpretation. Applicants must 
have a valid driver's license. (A reliable vehicle is desirable, but not 
required.) A good pair of binoculars, however, is required equipment. 
Seabird Island requirements in Early June: You will be living on a 
wildlife sanctuary island, 5-20 miles offshore, and you will be sleeping 
in a tent of your own supply, and working in challenging physical 
conditions which will include cold weather, possible rain, fog and wind. 
There is a cabin on each island for eating, computer work, socializing, 
etc. Daily schedules begin fairly early in the morning and often you 
will be spending 3 hours at a time sitting in a very small bird blind 
making observations and taking notes. The ability to get along with a 
diverse array of personalities during this time is key. Physical 
Requirements: Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Physically agile to 
navigate uneven ground surfaces on offshore islands, and in getting in 
and out of small boats. Not prone to seasickness. Knowledge of 
equipment: Must be experienced in using binoculars, laptop computers for 
entering research data.  Compensation: Weekly stipend of approximately 
$262 plus room and groceries (a private room with shared kitchen and 
bath at the Project mainland base in Bremen, ME) and worker's 
compensation insurance coverage. Mileage will be paid for business use 
of a personal vehicle if required. Perk: Ability to take occasional 
natural history programs at the adjacent Hog Island Audubon Camp, which 
runs residential programs through the summer. To Apply: Email Education 
Coordinator PETE SALMANSOHN (EM: psalmansohn AT audubon.org) The 
positions will soon be posted on the National Audubon Society career 
center webpages and all applicants seriously interested in applying must 
go through this formal process. http://www.audubon.org/careers

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING INTERNSHIP  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Marin County, 
CA.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Intern. Application Deadline: 23 Jan 
2017.  Job Description: Intern needed to assist in the Northern Spotted 
Owl monitoring project at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly 
PRBO) on the California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying 
this dense breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. 
Fieldwork includes determining site occupancy, nesting status, and 
reproductive success. The intern will participate in inventory surveys 
at new locations, monitor long-term sites, and will also be responsible 
for data entry. The intern will become proficient in field protocols for 
monitoring Spotted Owls, orienteering, and owl identification. The 
intern will also become familiar with current conservation topics, 
including climate-smart principles, via weekly paper discussions and 
presentations. Any use of personal vehicles for field work will be 
reimbursed. The intern is needed from March 6 to June 30. Local housing 
is provided. This is a voluntary training position that includes a 
stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($1200 per month, 
gross).  Qualifications: A strong interest in birds and conservation, 
self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend long hours in 
the field and office are required. The field schedule is variable and 
involves working at night and during the day. Applicants should have 
good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse long distances 
through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. Participants must 
be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A functioning 
pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a driver's license, 
a personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance (preference may be 
given to applicants with AWD or 4WD).  Compensation: Local housing is 
provided. This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend 
to offset living expenses while on the project ($1200 per month, 
gross).  To Apply: Submit applications via email including a letter of 
interest describing previous experience with field research, a resume, 
and contact information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: 
rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 416). 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS at University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
 Location: 
Montague, Massachusetts.  Duration: 1 month: April 29th to late May.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 01 
Mar 2017.  Description: Field technicians (2) needed April 29th to 
late-May to assist with a long-term study on the ecology and 
conservation of Prairie Warblers in an actively managed pitch pine-scrub 
oak ecosystem located in Montague, Massachusetts (see 
http://mikeakresh.weebly.com/research.html). Pitch pine-scrub oak 
barrens are a unique ecosystem that provides habitat for a distinct 
wildlife community, including Whip-poor-wills and Hognose Snakes. Tasks 
will include re-sighting color-banded birds, territory mapping, and 
assisting with target mist-netting and banding. Work schedule will be 
8-10 hours a day, with early mornings, 6 days a week. Applicants will be 
working at times in very dense, shrubby vegetation, in cold and wet, or 
hot and sunny, conditions. Qualifications: We prefer applicants with 
previous re-sighting experience with color-banded passerine birds, or 
otherwise applicants highly experienced with birding quick-moving 
passerines in dense shrubs and tall 30-m trees. Applicants must have a 
strong work ethic, be able to work independently, and be in very good 
physical condition.  Compensation: A stipend will be provided, 
approximately $400-500/week DOE. Housing is not provided, however 
housing can be found nearby in Greenfield or in the UMass, Amherst area 
(20 minutes from study site).  To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 
resume/CV, and contact information (name, phone number, and email 
address) for 3-4 references to MIKE AKRESH (EM: mike.akresh AT 
gmail.com). Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017 or more 
likely until positions are filled.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING TECHNICIAN  at Point Blue Conservation 
Science.  Website: http://www.pointblue.org  Location: Marin County, 
CA.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 23 
Jan 2017.  Job Description: Technician needed from March 1 to July 15, 
2017 to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring project at Point 
Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) on the California coast, in 
Marin County. We have been studying this dense breeding population of 
Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork includes determining site 
occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive success at long-term sites 
and at new locations. The technician is also responsible for data entry 
and verification. The technician will work closely with the project 
leader and an intern, but much of the work will be independent. 
Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay according to California 
State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part of this position. Field 
housing is provided. Any use of personal vehicles for work will be 
reimbursed.  Qualifications: Previous experience working with spotted 
owls is highly desirable; applicants with extensive avian fieldwork 
experience will also be considered. The position requires driving 
four-wheel-drive vehicles on fire roads at night and navigating steep 
terrain to access survey sites. Orienteering skills, including the use 
of maps, compass, and handheld GPS units, are essential. Applicants 
should have good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse 
long distances through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. A 
strong interest in birds and conservation, self-motivation, a sense of 
humor, and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are 
required. The field schedule is variable and involves working at night 
and during the day. Participants must be able to work independently as 
well as with a partner. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. 
Applicants will need a driver's license, personal vehicle, and current 
proof of insurance (preference may be given to applicants with AWD or 
4WD).  Compensation: Compensation is $15/hour, including overtime pay 
according to California State law. Overtime hours will be a regular part 
of this position. Field housing is provided.  To Apply: Application 
period is open until position is filled. Submit applications via email 
including a letter of interest describing previous experience with field 
research, a resume, and contact information for three references to 
RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier AT pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 
416). If interested in also being considered for our internship 
position, please note that in your cover letter.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANT  at Dalhousie University.  Location: Cape Breton 
Highlands National Park.  Duration: 5-6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2017.  Job Description: Assistant works 
alongside a masters student to continue Bird Studies Canada point counts 
on North Mountain in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Typical day 
involves a sunrise start, driving 15 minutes to the field site (a 20km2 
grassland/riparian zone with tree islands in close proximity to the 
Cabot Trail). Assistant conducts point counts alone using distance 
sampling, micro-habitat identification and recording 
Black-and-white-warbler calls to determine mating status. Fieldwork may 
involve encounters with wildlife such as moose, coyotes. Goal of the 
study: assess if forest birds, specifically ruby-crowned kinglets and 
black-and-white warblers are adapting to the moose-browsed grassland. 
Qualifications: Looking for an energetic, enthusiastic person with 
avian/ ecology skills, specifically bird identification by sight/sound 
and fieldwork experience. Must be okay with early mornings (coffee!), 
have a G licence, comfortable working alone (close proximity to other 
field technician), and working 6-7 hour days up to 7 days in a row. Past 
experience in remote locations and basic understanding of point counts 
are beneficial. Must be available to learn bird identification (can be 
done from home) 2 weeks in advance of start date.  Compensation: 
Accomodation at Big Interval Field Station in Cape Breton Highlands 
National Park (full kitchen, indoor shared bathroom/living space). Large 
front lawn, 15 minute walk to waterfall and trails/ 15 minute drive to 
grocery/ field sites.  To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to 
EM: M.Alexander AT dal.ca)

RAPTOR COUNTING-IDENTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE  at Pronatura Veracruz.  
Website: http://www.pronaturaveracruz.org  Location: Veracruz Mexico.  
Duration: 10 days (March 20th to 30th 2017).  Job Type: Temporary.  
Number of Openings: 10 Application Deadline: 7 Mar 2017.  Job 
Description: The Veracruz River of Raptors invite to any enthusiastic 
birder/ornithologist to the Raptor Counting-Identification Training 
Course in Veracruz Mexico, the goal of this course is give tools for 
people interested in participate in the Veracruz River of Raptors 
Project (well known as the biggest raptor migration corridor in the 
planet with season counts up to 4 million raptors during the Fall and 16 
migratory raptors species) or participate in any other migratory 
corridor in North America. Plus enjoying a life experience.  
Qualifications: Anybody willing to tolerate hit, mosquitoes, share room, 
and enjoy delicious gastronomy of the Mexican cousin,willing to learn 
about raptor migration. Lifers in the area are a free plus like Toucans, 
Wrens and local Raptors like Short-tailed Hawk or Aplomado Falcon.  
Compensation: The fee is $1800 that include: lodging in a local house, 
food, and transportation to the site from the Veracruz International 
Airport. A part of this contribution will help to support Pronatura 
Veracruz, a Mexican NGO that protects wildlife and ecosystems of global 
importance in Mexico.  To Apply: email to Kashmir Wolf if you are 
interested, in subject line write, Training course 2017 with your name 
to (EM: rioderapaces AT pronaturaveracruz.org)and read the document in 
the following link to get a full description. 
http://pronaturaveracruz.org/PDFs/Doc_Info_2017.pdf

SPRING MIGRATION BANDING AND EDUCATION INTERNS at Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center.   
Location: Matagorda County, TX.  Duration: 13 March to 13 May 2017.  Job 
Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2017. Description: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is seeking a 
BANDING INTERN and EDUCATION INTERN for a high volume spring migration 
site on the Texas Gulf Coast. This is an opportunity to collect 
important data on Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants at a stopover 
hotspot along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. We will also be 
conducting outreach and education with local schools. BANDING INTERN 
will gain experience extracting songbirds from mist-nets and bird 
identification as well as entering and proofing data at a high volume 
migration site. EDUCATION INTERN will assist in bird banding 
demonstrations, classroom visits, and educational games/activities with 
school groups of varying age in the Matagorda area. Education will 
emphasis the importance of the Gulf Coast habitat in bird migration.  
Qualifications: BANDING INTERN must have experience operating mist nets, 
extracting, processing, and ageing/ sexing of songbirds. Additional 
responsibilities will include data entry and proofing, assisting with 
education and outreach, and ensuring proper care and maintenance of 
banding gear and living facilities. EDUCATION INTERN must be proficient 
in independent operation of mist nets, extracting, processing, 
aging/sexing of songbirds, and have experience with education and 
outreach. Additional responsibilities will include data entry and 
proofing and ensuring proper care and maintenance of banding gear and 
living facilities. Candidates for both positions will be expected to 
work long hours in the field six to seven days a week. Candidates must 
be able to handle hot-humid conditions, lots of mosquitoes, and a few 
venomous snakes with a good attitude. All applicants must be available 
for the full duration of the project, have a valid driver's license, and 
have their own reliable vehicle to travel to the site.  Compensation: A 
stipend of $425/week for will be provided along with comfortable housing 
at the site.  To Apply: Send the following as one document: 1) a letter 
of interest highlighting your dates of availability and relevant 
experience, 2) a CV and 3) the names and contact information for three 
references that can attest to your experience and suitability for this 
position. Send application materials as one document to TIM GUIDA (EM: 
GUIDAT AT SI.edu). Please put SPRING MIGRATION as the subject line of 
your email application. Review of applications will begin immediately 
and continue until the positions are filled.

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CREW LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, AND INTERNS at U.S. 
Geological Survey.    Location: Nevada.  
Duration: 5 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 20.  
Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2017.  Description: US Geological Survey 
(USGS), in cooperation with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and 
Idaho State University (ISU), is seeking to fill multiple positions for 
Crew Leaders, Technicians, and Interns to conduct avian biological 
surveys primarily targeted at greater sage-grouse at multiple study 
sites across Nevada and California. Primary duties may include capture 
and handling of sage-grouse, lek counts, radio telemetry monitoring, 
nest videography, habitat sampling, avian predator surveys, data entry 
and management, and other biological surveys as needed. Work hours will 
be irregular and include nights and early mornings, as well as weekends. 
The Nevada landscape is beautiful but rugged and challenging to work in. 
Temperature extremes can range from well below freezing to above 100 
degrees F, and inclement weather is always a possibility. These 
temporary, full-time appointments are scheduled to last from the first 
week of March through the beginning of August, with the potential for 
employment to extend depending on funding and performance. Primitive 
field housing will be provided, and successful applicants will be 
required to stay on site during work periods.  Qualifications: B.S. 
degree in a natural resource field preferred although experienced 
undergraduates are encouraged to apply for intern positions. U.S. 
citizen with valid driver's license required. Successful applicants must 
possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in 
inclement weather (snow, rain, hail, high winds). Ability to take 
direction and work independently, strong work ethic, a willingness to 
learn and a desire to gain experience while maintaining enthusiastic 
attitude and good communication with field supervisor is essential for 
all positions. Prior experience driving ATVs/4x4 vehicles over rough 
terrain is also preferred for all positions. Crew Leaders: We are 
seeking individuals with extensive experience working on 
wildlife-related field research projects, previous experience with 
animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry, and strong 
interpersonal communication skills. Prior supervisory experience, or 
demonstrated potential for supervising field crews, is preferred. 
Technicians: Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated 
experience assisting with wildlife field research. Previous experience 
with animal capture and handling and radio-telemetry are also preferred. 
Interns: Internships will be offered to applicants that can demonstrate 
a passion for wildlife ecology, a willingness to learn new techniques 
and work as part of a team, and a desire to work hard in a remote but 
beautiful field setting. Previous field experience is desirable, but not 
required. Compensation: Crew Leaders: ($2400/mo) Technicians: ($2000/mo) 
Interns ($900/mo living stipend).  To Apply: Please submit a cover 
letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single 
word document saved with applicant's last name to: (EM: rkelble AT 
usgs.gov and jpseverson AT usgs.gov). Please indicate in your cover 
letter if you would prefer Crew Leader, Technician, or Intern positions, 
and if you are not interested in one or more positions. Cover letters 
and correspondence may be addressed to REBECCA KELBLE and JOHN SEVERSON. 
Please include "Greater Sage-grouse position" in the subject line. 
Positions will be filled as successful applicants are identified, and 
interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at The Ohio State University. 
 
Location: Ohio & Michigan.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  Description: 
One field technician is needed from March 8th to May 9th to assist with 
a Master's project examining the habitat use and migratory stopover 
ecology of Rusty Blackbirds. The research will take place in wetlands of 
western Lake Erie, at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Detroit River 
International Wildlife Refuge. The technician will assist with capture 
and banding of Rusty Blackbirds, and subsequent telemetry tracking using 
both handheld units and automated telemetry towers. The technician will 
also perform vegetation surveys throughout the field season.  
Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be willing to 
work long hours in the field, pay close attention to detail, be able to 
work well independently, have a valid driver's license, and be able to 
maintain a positive attitude while working long and sometimes tedious 
hours in cold and wet weather. Strong applicants will have previous 
experience mist-netting and banding passerines, and performing radio 
telemetry on avian species.  Compensation: Salary will be $1200 -- 
$1500/month depending on experience, housing provided. Transportation at 
field site and within Ohio is also provided. Average of 40 hours/week, 
but work schedule will be variable and may depend on weather. The 
technician will be supervised by a graduate student on the project.  To 
apply: In a single document, 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 JAY WRIGHT (EM: wright.1815 AT osu.edu). Applications will 
be reviewed as they are received.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VERTEBRATE ECOLOGY at The College at 
Brockport.    Location: Brockport, NY.  
Duration: 1 year.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  Description: The Department of 
Environmental Science and Biology at The College at Brockport, State 
University of New York, seeks a full-time visiting assistant professor 
for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. A Ph.D. in vertebrate 
ecology or related discipline preferred; ABD candidates may be 
considered. The person who fills this sabbatical leave position will 
teach 10 to 12 contact hours per semester, including upper 
division/graduate courses in Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, Ornithology, 
and Conservation Biology, and possibly an Environmental Science lab 
section. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but 
review will begin February 20, 2017; applicants should apply by this 
date for full consideration. Applicants should upload letter of 
application, statement of teaching philosophy, vitae, full contact 
information for three references, and unofficial transcripts of degrees 
earned (BS, MS, PhD) at: https//www.brockportrecruit.org. AA/EOE.  
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in vertebrate ecology or related discipline 
preferred; ABD candidates may be considered.  Compensation: $53,000 - 
$54,000/year.  To Apply: See job description.

RUFFED GROUSE MONITORING TECHNICIANS (2-3) at Humboldt State 
University.    Location: Arcata, CA. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2-3. Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: Technicians (2-3) are sought to 
work on a seasonal Ruffed Grouse monitoring project within the entirety 
of the range of this species in northwestern California (i.e. Humboldt, 
Trinity, Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Mendocino Counties). This project is a 
collaboration between Humboldt State University 
(http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife) and the California Department of Fish 
and Wildlife, supported by the Upland Game Bird Account. The primary 
purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a new monitoring 
program for Ruffed Grouse in California. Successful applicants will be 
willing to work long and unusual hours in the field, sometimes in poor 
weather, although this is a full-time unclassified position and field 
work will not exceed 40 hours per week. A field vehicle will be 
provided, as will occasional lodging near remote sites; however, in some 
cases technicians could be reimbursed for use of a personal vehicle at 
the federal rate ($0.535/mile).  Qualifications: Primary duties will 
consist of conducting surveys for grouse on public lands in northwestern 
California, and applicants with demonstrable experience conducting bird 
surveys, or with applicable experience and knowledge of similar 
techniques, are preferred. Demonstrable experience with map-reading, 
navigation, and use of GPS and compass is absolutely required. 
Applicants with experience working independently, entering and managing 
data, and in remote field settings may also receive preference. 
Full-time availability for the entire season is preferred -- reduced 
availability may be considered for strong applicants. Academically 
strong applicants interested in pursuing an MS degree on the 
quantitative population ecology of Ruffed Grouse in HSU's Department of 
Wildlife are encouraged to contact the principal investigator, DAN 
BARTON.  Compensation: $12.69-$16.15 / hour (approximately $2200 - $2800 
/ month). Wage will be commensurate with experience.  To Apply: 
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) resume; and 3) names, 
telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references 
via email (EM: daniel.barton AT humboldt.edu). Closing Date: 
Applications must be received by 10 February 2017 for full 
consideration. Incomplete applications will not receive responses or 
consideration.

AVIAN POLLINATOR RESOURCE EDUCATOR at Latino Heritage Internship 
Program. 
 
Location: Capulin, NM.  Duration: 10 weeks.  Job Type: Intern. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 06 Feb 2017. Description: Position 
Description: The LHIP intern will develop education and interpretive 
programs related to pollinators and climate change to be used on and off 
site as well as for distance learning. They will actively participate in 
the public hummingbird banding station at Capulin Volcano National 
Monument. It is the only public project of its kind within the National 
Park Service. The intern will assist trained biologists in trapping, 
feeding and releasing hummingbirds and educating the public on the 
importance of pollinators in this unique volcanic landscape. The intern 
will partner with other agencies and local partners to perform outreach 
in the local communities. Work Products: The final products will be a 
cache of interpretive and education programs that will be used for on 
and off site programs as well as distance learning. All programs will 
relate to climate change and the importance of hummingbirds and other 
pollinators in this unique volcanic landscape in Northeastern New 
Mexico. Interpretive signage at research sites. The Latino Heritage 
Intern Program is a component of an overarching service-wide strategy to 
address and correct the lack of Latino employment opportunities in the 
National Park Service. Preparing and integrating this generation into 
the NPS workforce is critical for the future of the Service. For more 
information on this and other LHIP positions, visit 
www.latinoheritageintern.com.  Qualifications: Required: Coursework in 
ornithology, field biology and/or wildlife biology leading to a degree 
in Wildlife Biology, Science Education or related field. Field 
experience is required. Effective communication skills, both written and 
oral are a necessity. Ability to work independently and as a member of a 
team. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent legal 
resident ("green-card-holder") between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. 
Applicant must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. 
A personal vehicle is highly recommended. Prior to starting this 
position a government security background clearance will be required.  
Compensation: $400/week for 10 weeks.  To Apply: All applications for 
this position must be submitted through the online portal at 
http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/apply.

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
  Location: North Dakota and eastern 
Montana.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
10.  Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2017.  Description: Technicians (10) 
are needed for a demographic study of grassland-nesting songbirds in 
northeastern Montana and western North Dakota. Technicians are needed 
from early-May through early/mid-August 2017. Field duties include 
telemetry tracking, nest-searching via rope drag, vegetation sampling, 
performing point counts, assistance with mist-netting and banding birds 
as needed, and daily data entry. Applicants must be able to walk long 
distances carrying field equipment, and be able to work long days that 
begin pre-dawn. Applicants must also be comfortable working 
independently in the field. Preference will be given to those candidates 
demonstrating most, or all, of the following requirements:. 
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a BS or equivalent 
experience in a natural science field, previous experience tracking via 
VHS radio telemetry, the ability to identify western birds by sight and 
sound, previous nest-search experience, a strong work ethic, and have 
the ability to share living quarters with others over a long field 
season. Field conditions range from cold and wet to extremely arid, with 
little available shade. All applicants must hold a valid driver's 
license with proof of auto insurance, a sense of humor and most 
importantly a winning attitude.  Compensation: $2200/month.  To Apply: 
Email cover letter stating interest, resume, and contact information for 
three references in a single PDF to: (EM: maureen.correll AT 
birdconservancy.org). Applications will be evaluated as they are 
received; final deadline is February 12, 2017.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Indiana University, Bloomington. 
  Location: Mountain Lake Biological 
Station.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: I am seeking a field 
technician to assist with two projects at the Mountain Lake Biological 
Station in Pembroke, VA starting at the beginning of March until the 
middle of May in 2017. The research is focused on hormonal mechanisms of 
reproductive timing and mate recognition and their role in the 
maintenance of population divergence between two populations of 
dark-eyed juncos that differ in their migratory behavior and timing. The 
field technician will assist in all aspects of the project, including 
but not limited to: mist-netting/catching birds, caring for captive 
birds, measuring and bleeding birds, finding nests, and observing 
behavioral trials. Additionally, the technician will be responsible for 
sample and data management and entry.  Qualifications: Field experience, 
especially related to mist-netting or handling birds, is preferred but 
not required. Individuals with an interest in field biology or pursuing 
a graduate degree in this field are especially encouraged to apply. This 
experience will be rewarding but also demanding: you will develop new 
skills and gain experience in experimental design and data collection. 
However, you will be also expected to work long hours with limited off 
days in a challenging mountain environment. Compensation is dependent on 
funding, but room and board are guaranteed.  Compensation: TBD- This is 
based on funding, but all room and board will be covered.  For more 
information, please contact ABBY KIMMITT: (EM: akimmitt AT indiana.edu 
or PH: 410-206-8396). To apply, send cover letter, resume, and email 
addresses and/or telephone numbers of three references via e-mail to 
Abby by February 1, 2017.

ORNITHOLOGIST at Operation Wallacea.   Location: 
Worldwide.  Duration: 4-8 weeks.  Job Type: Volunteer. Application 
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017.  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: 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: Successful applicants 
receive full accommodation and food on-site, 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 on-line application form at http://www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV 
or resume to SALLY CAVE (EM: sally.cave AT opwall.com).

WETLAND BIRD AND FROG SURVEY TECHNICIAN at Bird Studies Canada. 
  Location: Southern 
Ontario.  Duration: 12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
2-4.  Application Deadline: 06 Feb 2017.  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 15 May 2017 and extends 12 weeks in duration, ending Fri 4 
August 2017. 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 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; **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 take special 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. Only candidates with strong 
field identification skills are encouraged to apply. In the past, only 
candidates with demonstrated field job experience requiring these 
identification skills, or candidates who obviously spend a lot of time 
birding and naturalizing in their spare time are successful. 
Compensation: $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: 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 welcomes and encourages applications from people 
with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for 
candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Bird 
Studies Canada appreciates the interest of all of those who apply, but 
only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

PH.D.: HUMAN RECREATION EFFECTS ON PREY POPULATIONS, FOOD CHAINS, AND 
GROUND-NESTING BIRDS at Boise State University (& Intermountain Bird 
Observatory).  
Location: Boise, ID.  Duration: 4+ years.  Job Type: Student. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 19 Jan 2017. Description: GRADUATE 
ASSISTANTSHIP (Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) - at Boise 
State University. A position is potentially available for a motivated 
Ph.D. student to study multiple interactions between human recreation 
and populations of ground-squirrels and rabbits, carcass availability, 
lead uptake by scavengers/predators, and nesting success of 
ground-nesting birds. This project would involve extensive experimental 
field work and modeling to examine hypotheses surrounding how human 
recreation in grassland and desert landscapes affects the life history 
and survivorship of numerous bird and mammal species. The Ph.D. student 
will work in collaboration with faculty, scientists, land managers, 
students, and field technicians. This position includes support in the 
form of research and teaching (if interested) assistantships, tuition 
and fee waiver, and health insurance and will provide opportunities to 
travel for field work, conferences, and/or training.  Qualifications of 
applicants should include: 1) experience with standardized surveys for 
bird and/or mammals, 2) excellent communication skills and ability to 
work well as part of a team, 3) analytical skills, and 4) a passion for 
ecology. Master's degree, extensive field experience, and experience in 
modeling and/or GIS/remote-sensing is preferred but not necessary. 
Please address your qualification for each of these points in your cover 
letter. The potential position starts Fall (Aug) 2017. The Ecology, 
Evolution, and Behavior PhD 
(https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/) is a new and 
modern graduate program at Boise State University. To learn more about 
Intermountain Bird Observatory, please visit: 
http://ibo.boisestate.edu.  Compensation: TBD but research or teaching 
assistantship during semesters and additional salary expected during 
fieldwork.  To Apply: send via email in a single file attachment 
(include your last name in the file name): a cover letter that states 
qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 
references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.), and GRE scores 
and percentiles (not combined) to JAY CARLISLE (EM: jaycarlisle AT 
boisestate.edu). Please put "Human recreation effects PhD application" 
in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
until 18 January 2017. If you do not have GRE scores by the deadline 
your application cannot be considered.

PHD SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY EFFECTS OF INCREASING TEMPERATURE DURING EARLY 
LIFE IN A TROPICAL ENDANGERE at Monash University. 
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia.  Duration: 3.5 years.  Job Type: 
Student.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  
Description: Fully funded PhD position available in the Behavioural and 
Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Group  AT  Monash University, Melbourne, 
Australia. The PhD student will study how temperature affects nestling 
development using a combination of existing and newly-collected data. 
The research will focus on effects of nest temperatures on metabolism, 
growth, heat stress, immune maturation, adult performance and molecular 
aging and how these effects might be mitigated by cooperative breeding. 
The project will focus on purple-crowned fairy-wrens, Malurus coronatus 
with field work taking place at AWC Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the 
Kimberley, a beautiful region in the monsoonal tropics of north-west 
Australia where the research group has been studying a fully 
colour-banded, known-age population since 2005. Monash University is a 
member of Australia's Group of Eight coalition, and is internationally 
recognized for excellence in research and teaching. The School of 
Biological Sciences is home to a collegial and interdisciplinary 
research environment, with strengths in ecology, genetics and 
evolutionary biology. The Monash doctoral program includes additional 
training opportunities beyond the research program that enhance 
employability post degree. Monash is located in Melbourne, one of the 
most liveable cities in the world and a cultural and recreational hub.  
Qualifications: The student must have self-motivation, enthusiasm, a 
background in ecology and evolutionary theory, a passion for studying 
wild animals in their natural environment, a strong work ethic, 
experience with (tropical) fieldwork and/or bird handling and/or 
relevant quantitative skills. The student will have considerable 
flexibility in developing the project. In order to be eligible, students 
must have four-year degree with relevant research experience, 
outstanding grades, and excellent English.  Compensation: Successful 
students will be offered a scholarship for living expenses (and 
fee-waiver in the case of international students) of approximately AU$ 
$26,000 AUD, tax-free for 3.5 years, for full time research. Expenses 
for relocation, research, coursework, and conference attendance are 
covered.  To Apply: The application process takes place in two stages. 
Send your initial application to ANNE PETERS (EM: anne.peters AT 
monash.edu), consisting of: a letter of motivation; a CV; overview of 
your academic results, and translation if required, preferably 
indicating cohort rank or percentiles; English test results if 
available; and the names and contact details of 3 academic references. 
Deadline is 1 March 2017. If you are selected, you will be sent an 
invitation to submit a formal application through the Monash University 
web portal. See sites.google.com/site/petersresearchgroup/opportunities 
for further details. Contact Anne (EM: anne.peters AT monash.edu) if you 
would like further information on the project or the application process.

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 
 
Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 a seasonal field technician for 
the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). Work may include, but 
is not limited to, locating and monitoring Piping Plover and 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; 
interacting with beach-goers regarding coastal birds; performing 
outreach activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; and 
performing surveys for migratory shorebirds. The candidates chosen for 
these positions will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 40 
hours). Some weekend and holiday work will be required. Technicians will 
be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are 
located across Long Island. Travel will be reimbursed. Essential 
Functions: ** Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation Manager in 
monitoring and protecting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American 
Oystercatchers; ** Participate in nest searching and monitoring of 
reproductive success; ** Monitor and record behavior of nesting birds; 
** Use binoculars and/or a spotting scope to locate, identify, and count 
Piping Plovers, Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, and migratory 
shorebirds; ** Set up and maintain protective fencing and signs at 
nesting areas and assist in erecting predator exclosures at Piping 
Plover nests; ** Carefully and neatly record data on specified data 
sheets and enter data into Excel and eBird as needed; ** Coordinate and 
work with volunteers and partners; ** Talk to beach-goers about 
beach-nesting birds; ** Perform migratory shorebird surveys; and ** 
Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation Manager and other staff in 
beach-nesting bird outreach activities.  Qualifications: ** Bachelor's 
degree in biology (or related field) and/or prior experience with 
shorebirds is preferred. ** Ability to work outdoors for long periods of 
time in adverse conditions (hot, humid, buggy). ** A strong work ethic, 
with the comfort to work in an independent environment, a must. ** 
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. ** 
Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 miles) and drive to both 
eastern and western Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hr.  To 
Apply: Please apply online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3066/shorebird-field-technician/job. 
The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

RACHEL CARSON SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 

 

Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 to hire a Rachel Carson Shorebird 
Field Technician for the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). 
The Rachel Carson position is funded in part by donors who want to 
promote the legacy of Rachel Carson by providing an opportunity to 
further develop a young woman's skills and knowledge in the field of 
biology and wildlife conservation. Work may include, but is not limited 
to, locating and monitoring Piping Plover and 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; interacting with beach-goers 
regarding coastal birds; 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 40 hours). Some weekend and holiday work 
will be required. Technicians will be required to use their personal 
vehicle to access field sites that are located across Long Island. 
Travel will be reimbursed. Essential Functions: ** Assist the Long 
Island Bird Conservation Manager in monitoring and protecting Piping 
Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers; ** Participate in 
nest searching and monitoring of reproductive success; ** Monitor and 
record behavior of nesting birds; ** Use binoculars and/or a spotting 
scope to locate, identify, and count Piping Plovers, Least Terns, 
American Oystercatchers, and migratory shorebirds; ** Set up and 
maintain protective fencing and signs at nesting areas; ** Assist in 
erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; ** Carefully and 
neatly record data on specified data sheets; ** Coordinate and work with 
volunteers and partners; ** Record data in Excel and eBird as needed; ** 
Talk to beach-goers about beach-nesting birds; ** Perform migratory 
shorebird surveys; and ** Assist the Long Island Bird Conservation 
Manager and other staff in beach-nesting bird outreach activities.  
Qualifications: ** Women with an undergraduate degree in biology (or 
related field) seeking to expand their experience and career in the 
field of conservation ** Prior experience with shorebirds is preferred 
** Experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel ** 
Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in adverse conditions 
(hot, humid, buggy) ** A good work ethic with comfort working in an 
independent environment ** Must be able to walk long distances (up to 7 
miles) and drive to both eastern and western Long Island field sites.  
Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please apply online at 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3068/rachel-carson-shorebird-field-technician/job. 

The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

OUTREACH FIELD TECHNICIAN at Audubon New York. 
 
Location: Oyster Bay, NY.  Duration: early April to mid August 2017.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 17 
Mar 2017.  Description: As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast 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 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 a seasonal outreach field 
technician for the 2017 field season (early April- mid August). To help 
reduce disturbances to beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, Audubon 
New York launched the "Be a Good Egg" outreach campaign in 2013. We use 
education, social marketing, and citizen science to decrease human 
threats to shorebirds and seabirds. We target areas where human 
disturbance has been a threat to beach-nesting birds and/or there is a 
need for a reduction in human disturbance and/or stronger community 
support for beach protection measures. We host on-the-beach outreach 
events to educate beach-goers and encourage them to sign a pledge to 
share the shore with beach-nesting birds. Work may include, but is not 
limited to, leading on-the-beach outreach events; coordinating schedules 
with partners, volunteers, and land managers; and interacting with 
beach-goers regarding coastal birds. In order to be able to communicate 
beach nesting bird biology and conservation needs to the public, this 
position will also assist with the stewardship and monitoring of 
breeding Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatcher by 
locating nests and chicks to determine reproductive success, putting up 
and maintaining string fencing and signs around nesting areas, and 
installing predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests. The candidate 
chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 
40 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required, especially in June 
and July. Technicians will be required to use their personal vehicle to 
access sites that are located across Long Island. Travel will be 
reimbursed. Essential Functions: ** Assist the Long Island Bird 
Conservation Manager and other staff in planning Be a Good Egg outreach 
activities; ** Lead on-the-beach outreach events and engage and educate 
beach-goers about beach-nesting birds and their conservation needs; ** 
Distribute educational and promotional materials to beach-goers; ** 
Encourage beach-goers to sign a pledge to "share the beach" with 
beach-nesting birds; ** Set up and transport outreach equipment, 
including a canopy tent, table, camp chairs, educational materials, and 
water and snacks for volunteers, to outreach events; ** Coordinate and 
work with volunteers, partners, and land managers; ** Organize and 
implement volunteer training sessions; ** Use binoculars and/or a 
spotting scope to locate, identify, and count Piping Plovers, Least 
Terns, American Oystercatchers, and migratory shorebirds; ** Assist in 
nest searching and monitoring of reproductive success, setting up and 
maintain protective fencing and signs at nesting areas, as well as 
erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; ** Carefully and 
neatly record data on specified data sheets; and ** Input data into 
Excel and eBird as needed.  Qualifications: ** Bachelor's degree in 
environmental education, environmental science, biology, or a related 
field and/or prior experience with outreach is preferred. Prior 
shorebird and/or field experience is not required, but a willingness to 
learn about beach-nesting bird biology and conservation is. ** Must have 
strong communications skills and attention to detail, with comfort 
engaging and communicating with a diverse public audience. ** Experience 
with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. ** Must be 
willing to work on busy beach days and holiday weekends. ** The ability 
to speak Spanish and/or other languages is preferred but not required. 
** Willingness to work outdoors for long periods of time in adverse 
conditions (hot, humid, buggy). ** A strong work ethic with comfort 
working in an independent environment. ** Must be able to walk long 
distances (up to 7 miles), carry heavy equipment (tents, tables, post 
pounders, fence posts), and drive to both north shore and south shore 
Long Island field sites.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To Apply: Please 
apply online at 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3067/outreach-field-technician/job. 
The review of applications will begin on 1/26/17 and applications will 
be considered until the position is filled.

BIRD BANDING INTERN at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Ashland, OR. Duration: 6 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 
20 Feb 2017.  Description: Klamath Bird Observatory invites applications 
for a bird banding intern position opening. We are seeking highly 
motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird 
monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon 
and northern California during the breeding and fall migration seasons 
-- 1 May through 31 October, 2017. Training and duties will include mist 
netting and banding songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, 
entry, and management. Other duties include study and discussion of 
banding and biology instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and 
field station upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North 
American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist 
netting and banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. A 
commitment for the entire six-month period will be needed. This is a 
terrific opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and 
master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills. The positions 
will involve long days filled with hard work, a lot of driving and 
camping, and a lot of fun!.  Qualifications: Successful candidate will 
have some songbird banding experience, a strong interest in birds and 
field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward cooperative 
work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to safety 
considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers. Additional qualities include: ability to follow protocols 
precisely, attention to detail, good physical condition, excellent 
communication skills, dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able 
to work long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot 
days, cold days, mosquitoes).  Compensation: Rustic housing and $750 
monthly stipend are provided.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to ROBERT FREY (EM: 
bifklamathbird.org).

M.S. ASSISTANTSHIP, BIRDS AND SOLAR at University of Arizona. Location: 
Tucson, AZ.  Duration: 2 years.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Description: Two years of funding 
is available to support a graduate student (M.S.) to investigate effects 
of a new, solar-power installation on birds in southern Arizona. This 
effort will involve working closely with the energy cooperative that is 
supporting the research.  Qualifications: Requirements: B.S. degree in 
Wildlife, Zoology, Ecology or related field Minimum undergraduate GPA of 
3.25 Beneficial Experience: Strong bird identification skills, 
especially for species that inhabit desert and grasslands of the 
southwestern U.S. Some experience or strong interest in quantitative 
approaches to population ecology and applied conservation. Strong work 
ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work 
independently.  Compensation: Stipend of approximately $17,900 per year, 
including a waiver of out-of-state tuition and benefits. Students are 
responsible for paying fees associated with registration, current about 
$600 per semester.  To apply, submit via email to Bob Steidl : A letter 
of interest, resume, transcripts, and GRE scores (unofficial copies of 
all are fine), and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references before 30 January 2017. More Information: (EM: steidl AT 
email.arizona.edu or PH: 520-626-3164).

BIRD BANDING ASSISTANT at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Ashland, OR. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 4. Application 
Deadline: 06 Mar 2017.  Description: Klamath Bird Observatory 
www.KlamathBird.org invites applications for bird banding intern 
position openings. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to 
participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the 
Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California 
during the breeding and fall migration seasons -- 1 May through 31 
October, 2017. Training and duties will include mist netting and banding 
songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management. 
Other duties include study and discussion of banding and biology 
instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and field station 
upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North American Banding 
Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist netting and 
banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. A commitment for at 
least a 3-month period will be needed, preferably starting on/about 1 
May or ending 31 October. This is a terrific opportunity to build 
practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird 
monitoring and research skills. The positions will involve long days 
filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and a lot of fun!. 
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a strong interest in 
birds and field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward 
cooperative work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to 
safety considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with 
coworkers. Some songbird banding experience helpful. Additional 
qualities include: ability to follow protocols precisely, attention to 
detail, good physical condition, excellent communication skills, 
dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able to work long days in 
the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot days, cold days, 
mosquitoes).  Compensation: Rustic housing is provided. These positions 
do not offer a stipend.  To Apply: send cover letter, resume, and 
contact information for three references to ROBERT FREY (EM: 
bifklamathbird.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT at SC Department of Natural Resources.  < 
http://www.dnr.sc.gov>  Location: Green Pond, SC and Chesterfield, SC.  
Duration: April 1 -- October 31, 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: The Field 
Assistant will assist with various red-cockaded woodpecker work in South 
Carolina. Main tasks will be monitoring nesting success on state 
property, conducting site visits to Safe Harbor properties and serving 
as translocation assistant to National Wildlife Refuge biologist. Duties 
include, but are not limited to, conducting site visits to private 
properties to quantify habitat management; monitoring nesting success of 
RCW; climbing trees (sometimes at night) to clean cavities and remove 
nestlings for banding; removal of non-target species' nests from 
cavities; re-sighting color banded RCWs using spotting scopes; assessing 
RCW group size and cavity tree status; identifying roost sites; 
assisting with capturing and transporting juvenile red-cockaded 
woodpeckers; and capturing and banding adult red-cockaded woodpeckers. 
Applicant must be willing to be trained in climbing trees using Swedish 
climbing ladders and climbing harness and be comfortable with heights up 
to 30 feet.  Qualifications: Background check and valid driver's license 
required, as well as bird handling and banding experience. Preferred 
qualifications are a bachelor's degree in a related field and a strong 
interest in endangered species recovery. Ability to communicate well 
with agency staff and the public is critical, as well as good 
record-keeping and organization skills. Skills in climbing and use of 
spotting scopes necessary.  Compensation: $10/hr, 40 hours per week. 
Housing provided (no pets), plus work vehicle provided for use on WMA 
and refuge.  To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume, 3 references 
and a cover letter including an estimate of the number of birds you have 
banded to (EM: Causeyc AT dnr.sc.gov). Application review will begin 
immediately.

GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Illinois. 
Location: Salem, IL.  Duration: March 1 - June 30, 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  
Description: The Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the 
Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois is seeking 
applicants for Telemetry Field Technicians. Applicants will assist in 
the translocation of Greater Prairie-chickens from Kansas to Illinois. 
Some travel out of Illinois will be required. Duties include assisting 
with trapping, banding and radio tagging of birds in Kansas during March 
and April and radio tracking translocated birds once released in 
Illinois. Additional duties include attending leks before sunrise and 
re-sighting banded birds, driving throughout the area searching for 
radio-tagged birds, locating and monitoring nests and broods, vegetation 
surveys, and entering and managing data.  Qualifications: B.S. or 
related degree required. Minimum qualifications include demonstrable 
radio telemetry skills using standard VHF telemetry, and experience 
re-sighting color-marked birds. Must be able to determine colors 
visually. A good candidate will also have experience using GPS, the 
ability to follow a standardized protocol, previous experience working 
in grasslands, and the ability to work well, both independently, and 
with others. Experience handling and banding birds, preferably 
grouse-like birds, is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a 
valid driver's license, be in good physical condition, be able to work 
for extended periods, and be enthusiastic about early mornings and a 
rigorous field season. Must be willing and able to work in extreme 
weather conditions including heat and humidity. The University of 
Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon 
acceptance of a contingent offer.  Compensation: Rate of pay: $12.00 to 
$15.00 per hour commensurate with experience and skills.  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.uiuc.edu). IMPORTANT! Please 
reference "Schelsky Telemetry Technicians" in the subject line of the 
email. Direct technical questions to WENDY SCHELSKY (EM: schelsky AT 
illinois.edu). Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all 
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or 
status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes 
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace 
and value diversity and inclusivity. 
(http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & DATABASE ASSISTANT at Kauai Endangered Seabird 
Recovery Project.   Location: Kauai, 
Hawaii.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Permanent. Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: PCSU GIS ANALYSIS & 
DATABASE ASSISTANT -- ID# 17025. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. 
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific 
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery 
Project (KESRP), located in Hanapepe, Kauai. Continuation of employment 
is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work 
performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable 
Federal/State laws.DUTIES: Responsible for undertaking all Geographic 
Information System (GIS) analysis and data management duties for the 
KESRP (including work related to the Underline Monitoring Project). 
Works under the direction of the Endangered Avian Research Project 
Coordinator and the KESRP Avian Conservation Biologist. Duties include 
database management, data digitizing, and GIS analysis of field data 
(related to a wide range of data including incidental take monitoring, 
biological monitoring, seabird population survey and monitoring, and 
mapping species locations). Some fieldwork also required. Performs 
effective public outreach. Operates a motor vehicle, radar unit, and a 
variety of equipment for field studies. Must adhere to equipment use and 
invasive species prevention protocols.  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 
if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid 
personal driver's insurance equivalent to Hawai’i's No-Fault Driver's 
Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post 
Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal 
background check. 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 a 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 Hawai’i'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: MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,372/Mon.  APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS: Please go to http://www.rcuh.com and click on "Job 
Postings" and enter Job ID# 17025. 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. Hawai’i 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: rcuh_employment AT rcuh.com). If you have 
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 
(PH: 808-956-8344 or 808-956-0872. INQUIRIES: ANDRE RAINE 355-5300 (Kauai).

Subject: Birdjobs -- January 11, 2017
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:12:53 -0500
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MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Thunder 
Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Duration: 3-6 weeks; Seasonal Spring and Autumn.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 15 Sep 2017.  Description: 
Duties include formal visual observations of passerines, raptors, and 
waterfowl, monitoring mist nets, banding, data entry, assisting in the 
maintenance of station and associated chores. Accommodation and food are 
provided at our remotely located station for those who volunteer for 
three weeks or more. Shorter stays can be arranged for a small fee.The 
shared cabin, occupied by a maximum of 6 offers sporadic limited 
internet with little electricity.  Qualifications: We require keen, fit, 
individuals who have enthusiasm for the natural world, possess at a 
minimum, basic avian identification skills, have bird handling 
experience and/or are willing to learn. Familiarity with basic computer 
programmes is essential.  Compensation: Volunteers will be transported 
to and from Thunder Bay and housed in our comfortable field station. 
Access is by small boat or 13 km hike dependent upon the weather 
conditions on Lake Superior. Food is provided. Supper cooking is rotated 
by the crew.  To Apply: Please visit our website 
http://www.tbfn.net/thunder-cape-bird-observatory and complete the 
application form sending it to RINCHEN BOARDMAN, Programme Coordinator, 
(EM: arbyboardman AT gmail.com).

FUEL MODIFICATION ZONE BIRD SURVEYING INTERN at National Park Service. 
 
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Thousand 
Oaks, CA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: ~February 1 to July 
31 Introduction The Fire Management Program and the Division of 
Planning, Science, and Resource Management lead the park's compliance 
with the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act as well as California and 
local laws that protect covered birds from harm or harassment. We are 
seeking a dedicated and skilled biologist or naturalist for a full-time, 
six month internship to help our park survey for nesting birds inside, 
and possibly outside of, defensible space and fuel modification zones 
(i.e., mowed grasslands) prior to treatment, and therefore comply with 
applicable regulations. Interest and experience in ornithology, as well 
as a solid work ethic, and an ability to work early in the morning, and 
follow maps and instructions are required. The intern will be increasing 
our scientific understanding and protection of our regional birds, while 
at the same time hopefully enjoying living and working in one of the 
most scenic areas of southern California! Major Duties **Nesting bird 
surveys primarily in disturbed grasslands, but also in adjacent woodland 
and shrubland communities. Most surveys will be composed of walking 
zigzagging transects to visually survey 100% of the target area. Walking 
up to about 6 miles within a relatively small to large area is required 
on a given morning. **Record bird observations on standard field 
observation datasheets. **Use a GPS/smartphone/tablet to reliably record 
the surveyed tracks each day, and follow maps with target area 
boundaries. **Establish non-disturbance buffer zones around any active 
nests found. **Coordinate field schedule and other logistics with 
supervisor(s) and the Fuels Technician. **Office duties will be limited, 
but performed at SMMNRA headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA, and include 
the following: **Scanning and filing datasheets & marked-up maps; 
**Entering into eBird the day's observations; **Filing GPS tracks and 
photos; and **Performing any research necessary to summarize the 
estimated breeding milestone dates for any active nests found. 
**Additional field duties may or may not include: **Establishing and 
surveying control (i.e., unmowed, relatively undisturbed grassland) 
plots for comparing bird activity/breeding to the fuel mod zones; 
**Working with the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology's volunteer 
crew conducting project-specific bird counts; and **Conducting stream 
surveys for breeding amphibians and invasive aquatic species. **Duties 
may be shared with current park staff. Physical Demands and Work 
Environment The field sites are located in the Santa Monica Mountains 
National Recreation Area, on NPS, State or other partners' lands; for 
example, Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa, Zuma and Trancas Canyons, 
Cheeseboro Canyon, King Gillette Ranch and Paramount Ranch. A government 
vehicle, based out of NPS HQ in Thousand Oaks, will be used for each 
survey morning; a government vehicle may be taken to the intern housing 
on the prior evening when that makes logistical sense. Driving up to 1 
hour to/from the field sites furthest from the office/housing will be 
required. Bird survey work will include hiking on uneven surfaces 
through acres and acres of annoyingly seedy grasslands, in chilly to 
downright warm weather. Most surveys will be suspended in rainy or 
red-flag (i.e., hot/windy) weather. Typical natural hazards such as, but 
not limited to, rattlesnakes, yellow-jackets, ticks, and poison-oak are 
possible.  Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills Required The abilities 
to identify by sight and sound the vast majority of birds occurring in 
Southern California, and to follow instructions and maps are most 
important. Additionally, experience conducting nesting bird surveys is 
preferred, and a comfort with portable technology (GPS units, 
smartphones/tablets) will be key. The intern should be personable and 
willing to work with others on flexible scheduling, including occasional 
last-minute changes. For office work, a familiarity with common computer 
programs such as Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Earth, and email 
will be helpful. Training Required Again, the intern is expected to come 
into the position already able to identify by sight and sound the 
majority of the region's birds. However, additional training, e.g., on 
protocols, will be provided by an NPS employee/partner. The intern will 
be made aware of our park's natural hazards, driving and other safety 
policies. Time Requirements The intern will work up to five days per 
week, up to eight hours per day, with breaks. It is likely that some 
days will not be full 8-hour days, and even possible that some days 
require no work at all, due to weather or other unforeseen conditions. 
However, the supervisor(s) will attempt to fill nearly 40 hours of work 
for most weeks. All holiday and sick leave will be granted, and personal 
leave requests considered. Supervision & Evaluation The intern will 
typically work independently, but be supervised by one or more NPS 
employees/partners from the Fire Management Program and/or Planning, 
Science and Resource Management division. The assigned supervisor(s) 
will observe, train and provide guidance to the intern. Uniform 
Requirement & Equipment The intern will receive direction on appropriate 
clothing for assigned duties, and will be offered an NPS t-shirt and 
head wear. For the purpose of official identification, this uniform 
clothing must be worn when working in the field. Clothing not provided 
by NPS should be appropriate to the working conditions. Additional 
equipment and resources will be provided by NPS, with the exception of 
food, standard field attire (including hiking boots and hydration pack), 
and a personal smartphone. The intern may use NPS binoculars, or 
optionally bring one's own set.  Compensation: Benefits & Compensation 
The intern will make significant contributions, including: **Ensuring 
the park's compliance with laws safeguarding our diverse natural 
resources; **Increasing our knowledge of the life histories of our 
park's native and non-native birds, and how they are faring in fuel 
modification zones; and **Enabling fire management and other park staff 
to better manage our lands for fire prevention and biodiversity 
preservation. The intern will gain invaluable experience with scientific 
bird surveys and navigation, and become familiar with a gorgeous and 
diverse national park. Additionally, **A stipend of $20 per workday is 
usually available. **Intern will be paid monthly or as worked out by the 
intern supervisor(s). **Full-time interns from outside the area may be 
eligible for shared housing. **The intern may be offered park tours 
and/or the opportunity for special wildlife encounters or botanical 
forays to broaden their knowledge and enhance their internship.  To 
apply, please submit the following documents via email to (EM: 
marti_witter AT nps.gov). **Letter of intent (include how the position 
will benefit your career, the dates you are available, whether you need 
housing, your understanding that this internship is unpaid, except for 
the stipend, and that you have your own vehicle for transportation to 
and from work) **Resume **Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) 
**Three references For additional questions contact (EM: marti_witter AT 
nps.gov).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at University of Georgia.  Location: Otto, North 
Carolina.  Duration: three months: 4/18/17-7/20/17.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  
Description: The Chandler Applied Ecology Lab is looking for a field 
technician to assist in a study of Canada Warblers in the mountains of 
North Carolina. Duties will include: Point-counts, target netting Canada 
warblers (occasionally other species), passive netting passerine 
species, re-sighting color banded warblers, banding passerines, color 
banding Canada warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and 
significant data entry. Position also necessitates attention to detail, 
self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days 
(10-14hrs) in the field with biting insects. Field days will often begin 
before dawn. We are looking for someone who can be independent when 
needed but able work and live closely with co-workers. Work begins mid 
to late April and lasts until mid-July. Shared housing and a stipend of 
$1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with experience, will be provided.  
Qualifications: Experience banding, mist net extraction, and taking 
feather samples of small songbirds is required. Position also requires 
good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, 
the ability to hike navigate, and work alone in rugged terrain and 
variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. 
Technicians will have opportunities to assist with an adjacent long-term 
study of black-throated blue warblers and a newer project working with 
veery.  Compensation: Shared housing and a stipend of $1200-$1600 per 
month, commensurate with experience, will be provided.  To Apply: Please 
send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references 
as a single document to SAM MERKER at (EM: cardellina.canadensis AT 
gmail.com). Please put CAWA in subject line.

SALT MARSH INTERN at USFWS - Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, 
Maine.  Duration: Internships last 12-weeks (40 hr/week) beginning 
mid-May through September. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with 
refuge staff on a variety of duties, primarily (80%) working in small 
teams measuring and surveying salt marsh habitat parameters, carrying 
heavy equipment and installing Surface Elevation Tables (SETs), entering 
data, and maintaining project equipment. Other duties include 
occasionally assisting visitors in our contact station, developing and 
delivering outreach talks to the public, conducting wildlife surveys and 
assisting with invasive plant control. Must be able to work under 
difficult climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must be able to walk over uneven ground and carry heavy 
objects for long distances. Must possess valid driver's license. 
Required to work some weekends. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal marsh in 
southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and wildlife. 
Annually, over 260,000 visitors participate in hunting, fishing, 
wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation. Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, coastal 
ecology, and coastal botany through course work and/or experience. 
2.Ability to speak to the public about wildlife conservation and 
management in formal and informal settings and the ability to 
communicate effectively in writing. 3.Ability to identify plants and 
fish through previous knowledge or use of field guides. 4.Ability to 
work well in small teams as well as independently. 5.A passion for 
wildlife conservation, a strong work ethic, and a good attitude. 
Compensation: $200 per week living allowance for qualified applicants. 
Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or intern may 
provide own housing within commuting distance of Wells, ME.  To Apply: 
Submit: (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must include 
current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent your 
academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing the 
Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college course 
transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Address 
packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by 
February 17th, 2017 (EM: susan_adamowicz AT fws.gov). For additional 
information: call the Refuge Office (PH: 207-646-9226) or send an email 
to (EM: susan_adamowicz AT fws.gov).

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN SEABIRD BEHAVIOUR & ECOLOGY at 
OxNav, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. 
  Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 
UK.  Duration: ~5 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 12 Feb 2017.  Description: We are looking for an 
enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary 
Research Assistant to help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer 
Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in Spring and Summer 2017. The work will 
involve several research projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at 
Oxford's Department of Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilise 
state-of-the art tracking technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, 
time-depth recorders, etc) on several species of seabirds but mainly on 
Manx shearwaters. Most work will involve assisting doctoral students 
with the day-to-day monitoring of breeding birds and with deploying and 
retrieving tracking devices. It will also involve entering data 
collected in the field into appropriate databases. There will be a 
significant amount of nocturnal work, since the primary study species is 
the Manx Shearwater, which only arrives at the colony after dark. The 
role will also involve monitoring Atlantic puffins tracked with 
geolocators and helping with their recapture (with some work to be 
carried out at dawn) as part of a project led by Dr Annette Fayet. The 
project is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in modern 
field ornithology. There will also be opportunities for the assistant to 
learn some analytical techniques applied to animal movement data. Skomer 
has mobile coverage and some access to Internet, however movements to 
and from the mainland are limited due to unpredictable wind conditions. 
There is a small community of wardens, assistants and volunteers, who 
are involved in the running and conservation of the Nature Reserve, 
monitoring the seabird populations, and managing the daily and 
over-night visitors. There might be opportunities to visit other UK 
island reserves during the project. There will also be scope for 
involvement in other conservation and ecological projects on the island, 
which is a National Nature Reserve administered by the Wildlife Trust of 
South and West Wales.  Qualifications: we are looking for a motivated 
and hardworking biologist, who likes working in the field and can cope 
with difficult working and living conditions, and who can work with us 
between April and September 2017 (with some flexibility for the start 
and end dates). Previous experience in the field or in harsh conditions 
is desirable, but not essential. Work on Skomer requires long hours 
(with some work at night and at dawn) spent in a cold and wet 
environment and considerable manual work. A good candidate should be 
able to work independently and have a reasonable level of fitness. 
Planning to embark on further research degrees in the future would be a 
plus (previous assistants have engaged in doctoral studies afterwards). 
It is also important that the assistant feels comfortable sharing 
sometimes crowded accommodation with a number of colleagues over long 
periods of time, and can cope with the occasional untidiness inevitably 
associated with fieldwork. Unfortunately, for administrative reasons, we 
can only accept applications from people having permission to work in 
the UK (UK and EU citizens, UK residents, or persons with a UK work 
permit).  Compensation: Unfortunately we cannot provide a stipend but 
(shared and basic) accommodation on Skomer will be provided.  To Apply: 
If you are interested, please email a CV and a statement of interest, 
and arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to (EM: 
tim.guilford AT zoo.ox.ac.uk – with oliver.padget AT zoo.ox.ac.uk, 
james.evry AT wadh.ox.ac.uk and annette.fayet AT zoo.ox.ac.uk in cc). 
Please note that providing names of referees is not enough, the 
candidate needs to arrange for their referees to email us a reference 
(unfortunately we do not have time to contact each referee 
individually). The deadline for submitting applications (including 
reference letters) is the 12th February 2017. We will interview the best 
candidates on Skype shortly after and we expect to make a decision by 
the end of February.

SONGBIRD RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERN at Alaska Songbird Institute.  
  Location: Fairbanks, Alaska.  Duration: 5.5 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application 
Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position 
will assist with research and education at the Alaska Songbird Institute 
in Fairbanks, Alaska. The intern will work alongside ASI biologists and 
community volunteers on two long-term research/education projects. The 
Creamer's Field Migration Station is a mist netting station operating 
during spring and fall migration. The Tree Swallow Ecology Project is a 
nest monitoring/youth education project. Training will be provided in: 
bird banding & mist netting techniques, bird identification, 
environmental education, nest box monitoring and banding adult and 
nestling Tree Swallows. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include but 
are not limited to: monitoring up to 200 Tree Swallow nest boxes 
(approximately 75 active nests), recording nest chronology, capturing 
and banding breeding adults, banding and recording physiological data on 
nestlings, collecting nests, and entering data. The intern will also 
help supervise and mentor up to 15 youth volunteers (ages 10-14), and up 
to five high school interns (ages 14-17). Additional duties include: 
operating mist nets, monitoring and removing birds from mist nets, 
recording data, leading 1-hour field trips (grades K-12), leading 1-hour 
bird walks for visitors, station maintenance, interacting with 
volunteers, greeting independent visitors, and entering data in a manner 
that is consistent with ASI procedures. Responsibilities are expected to 
break down as follows: research & monitoring (50%); environmental 
education and community interaction (30%); data summation and entry 
(10%); and field logistics (10%). HOURS: Variable, averaging 40 hours 
/week from April 15-September 30, 2017. Required to work many weekend 
days.  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 must make common sense decisions concerning 
wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), be able to work independently 
and as part of a team, to actively involve youth and volunteers in all 
aspects of the projects, and work well as a leader of youth, teens, and 
adults. In addition, this position requires many early mornings 
(starting at 5:30 AM), weekend days, and the ability to follow a work 
schedule that is dependent upon changing weather and field logistics. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Nest monitoring and bird banding require good manual 
dexterity and eyesight and involve long periods of being on your feet 
with few or no breaks. Interns must be able to access all nest boxes and 
mist nets and travel with groups of children through and to the study 
areas. This job may require walking through waist deep water and 
vegetation, carrying a backpack with gear (~25lbs), 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.  Compensation: SALARY & BENEFITS: The intern will earn a 
living stipend of $1,250 per month, partial months will be pro-rated. 
Stipends are taxable and paid in monthly installments. Housing is not 
provided.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three 
references (at least one should be familiar with your experience/skills 
working with youth) as a single document to: (EM: April.HardingScurr AT 
aksongbird.org) by February 10, 2017.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. 
  Location: Pittsburgh, PA. Duration: mid-May 
to late-July 2017 (8-10 weeks).  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: Western 
Pennsylvania Conservancy will be collecting data throughout Pennsylvania 
as part of bird monitoring and research efforts for use in biodiversity 
conservation. The Avian Field Technician will work in conjunction with 
other WPC staff to accomplish goals outlined in the specified project, 
WPC's strategic plan, and/or the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program 
Operating Plan. The Avian Field Technician will conduct off-road point 
counts surveys to collect abundance and diversity information on bird 
species and assemblages at targeted sites of ecological value across 
Pennsylvania. The successful applicant will be expected to work 
independently or alongside WPC staff to complete surveys, bush-whacking 
on foot to most locations and navigating through rugged and sometimes 
dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, poison ivy, and rattlesnakes). 
Other duties may include desktop field preparations, site access 
communications with private landowners and public land managers, data 
entry, and assisting with forest stand validation.  Qualifications: Must 
have experience and familiarity with the birds and ecosystems of 
Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Working knowledge and 
experience with identification of birds by sight and primarily sound is 
required. Candidates should have experience with intensive scientific 
field studies, ecological research techniques (especially avian 
surveys), working in remote locations and extended field excursions. 
Must be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania and be able to work 
various hours, as needed. Must have ability to hike long distances over 
steep, hilly, and/or rocky terrain and work long hours in cool, hot, or 
wet spring/summer conditions. Familiarity with GPS and map navigation in 
remote settings preferred. Valid U.S. driver's license required. 
Qualified individuals should have completed or be currently pursuing a 
B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related 
field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant 
positions and projects.  Compensation: $12-15 per hour; 40 hour 
work-week, plus some expenses.  To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 
contact information for three references to (EM: wpcjobs AT 
paconserve.org) and list Avian Field Technician in the subject line of 
the email. Application deadline is February 10.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER TECHNICIANS at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.  
  Location: Tok, AK.  Duration: 
summer 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2017.  Description: Two to four (2-4) 
individuals are needed to participate in a research project examining 
migratory connectivity, food availability and mercury contamination of 
Olive-sided Flycatchers (OSFL) in Alaska. Technicians will locate OSFL 
territories, capture birds using mist nets, mark birds, collect 
biological samples and monitor nests. In addition, work will include 
setup and maintenance of insect traps on OSFL territories. The primary 
study site is located off the road system, so applicants should be 
comfortable camping in remote areas for extended periods of time, 
working closely with a small crew, traveling in small aircraft and 
spending much of the summer with limited access to many creature 
comforts. Fieldwork involves long days (40-60 hours per week during peak 
season), odd hours, inclement weather, biting insects and challenging 
travel conditions. Primary mode of travel is by foot but technicians 
should be comfortable in canoes, kayaks and rafts.  Qualifications: 
Enthusiasm for wildlife and wild places is the most important 
qualification. Applicants excited about the prospect of living and 
working in remote areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants 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 difficult 
tasks. In addition, applicants should be able to lift up to 50 lbs and 
carry a heavy backpack for up to 5 miles in rough brushy terrain. 
Previous experience working and camping in bear country is a plus. 
Applicants should be familiar with identifying boreal forest birds by 
sight and song. Preference will be given to those with experience 
handling small passerines, extracting birds from mist nets, and aging 
and sexing birds. Please outline this experience in your resume. 
Additionally, individuals with photography and/or videography skills are 
desired. Additional duties may include entering data into spreadsheets 
and databases, authoring short field reports, performing basic 
maintenance tasks and completing other assigned tasks as necessary. The 
technician will be required to complete first aid, CPR, firearms, bear 
safety, and small aircraft safety training. Technicians may have the 
opportunity to be involved in other projects such as off-road point 
counts for birds, snowshoe hare surveys, phenology studies, raptor 
surveys, invasive species projects and community outreach.  
Compensation: Transportation to Tok from Anchorage and/or Fairbanks 
airport will be provided at the beginning and end of the field season. 
Housing, transportation and daily stipend (amount TBD but likely 
~$50/day) will be provided. Position start and end date is negotiable 
but applicant must be available to work from early May through 
mid-August.  To apply, send a letter of interest and resume with at 
least 2 references to KRISTIN DUBOUR (EM: kristin_dubour AT fws.gov, PH: 
907-786-3450). Please put "Volunteer OSFL Technician" in the subject 
line of your email. Applications must be received no later than January 
29, 2017.

SEASONAL VEERY TECHNICIAN at University of Georgia.  Location: Otto, 
NC.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 10 Mar 2017.  Description: SEASONAL TECHNICIAN (1) 
needed for a University of Georgia study using radiotelemetry to track 
the movements and habitat use of fledgling Veeries at the Coweeta 
Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of western North 
Carolina. Duties include: nest searching/monitoring, banding of adults 
and nestlings, tracking fledglings via radiotelemetry, insect and 
vegetation sampling, and data entry. The technician will also have 
opportunities to assist with adjacent long-term studies of Canada and 
Black-throated Blue Warblers. Field work begins mid to late April and 
lasts until mid July.  Qualifications: Experience with radiotelemetry 
and nest searching is required, with preference given for experience 
with mist-netting and handling of nestlings. Position requires good 
color vision, the ability to hike and work alone in rugged terrain and 
variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Position 
also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive 
attitude for long days (8-14 hours) in the field with biting insects.  
Compensation: A stipend of $1200-$1600 per month, commensurate with 
experience, will be provided in addition to housing.  To apply, send a 
cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Will Lewis (EM: 
cardellina.canadensis AT gmail.com). Include "Seasonal Veery Technician" 
in the email subject line. Applications will be considered as they are 
received.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN: IOWA at University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign.   Location: 
Lamoni, IA.  Duration: 10-12 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1-2.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017. Description: 1-2 
Avian Technicians (full time) needed mid-May through the end of July or 
mid-August in the rolling prairies of southern Iowa and northern 
Missouri. Research projects focus on the effects of grassland management 
(fire, cattle grazing, and herbicides) on grassland and shrubland avian 
communities. Though grasslands are increasingly scarce in the Midwest, 
there are pockets remaining on private lands grazed by cattle. 
Restoration of these habitats thus requires balancing the needs of birds 
with the needs of landowners. To address this, we are researching 
habitat quality for birds in this working, productive landscape. Duties 
of technicians will consist of a combination of the following: 
line-transect surveys for grassland birds, point counts for shrubland 
birds, arthropod sampling, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing 
and field vehicles will be provided.  Qualifications: Required: Valid 
driver's license U.S. Citizen Experience with avian survey techniques 
(ex. point counts, line transects, etc.) Ability to walk long distances 
and work long hours in hot and humid conditions Completed/pursuing 
undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related 
field Preferred: Experience in identifying grassland or shrubland/forest 
birds, by sight and sound Knowledge of Midwestern grassland grasses, 
forbs, and shrubs. Compensation: $10-$14/hr, DOE.  To Apply: Please 
submit one PDF document containing your CV, contact information for 
three references, and a short cover letter detailing your interest in 
the project and relevant experience to (EM: jjcoon2 AT illiniois.edu). 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with preference for 
earlier applicants.

AVIAN POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at UC Berkeley. 
  Location: San Bernardino and Warner 
Mountains, CA.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 03 Feb 2017. Description: One avian 
point count field technician (1) is needed from approximately May 1 to 
July 20 2017 to assist with 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. 
Technician will spend one month in the San Bernardino Mountains near Los 
Angeles and one month in the Warner Mountains on the Modoc Plateau. 
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. Technician will be paid a monthly stipend of 
$2700 and food/lodging will be covered while in the field. 
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 personal vehicle that can be used to reach survey 
sites (mileage will be reimbursed), as well as a valid driver's license 
and clean driving record. Ideal candidates will: (i) be experienced in 
avian point count survey techniques and be able to identify birds of 
California 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) have some experience with plant 
identification, preferably western plants; and (vi) be able to provide 
their own basic camping equipment.  Compensation: $2700/month plus 
benefits and food/lodging while in the field.  To Apply: Position will 
be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found. 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.

COMMON LOON RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Chapman University. 
  Location: Rhinelander, 
Wisconsin.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Intern. Number of Openings: 
4.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017. Description: Common Loon Project 
in northern Wisconsin requires 4 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 2017, 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 a car that gets 30 mpg 
or better, 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 in 
comfortable summer home, stipend of $1500 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.chapman.edu/~wpiper/.

SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER FIELD TECHNICIANS - BANDERS at SWCA 
Environmental Consultants.   
Location: Flagstaff, AZ.  Duration: Start date is May 6, 2017 and is 
non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 2017.  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 
2017.  Description: SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking banders to 
support the Flagstaff, Arizona office's Southwestern Willow Flycatcher 
studies along the lower Colorado River between Lake Mead and Yuma, 
Arizona. These are temporary, hourly positions. Start date is May 6, 
2017 and is non-negotiable; end dates range from late July to mid-August 
2017.  Qualifications: Field duties will include conducting standardized 
early morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, 
re-sighting color-banded southwestern willow flycatchers, and using 
targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and collect blood 
samples from flycatchers. Additional duties may include deploying data 
loggers. Daily computer data entry required. **Job Requirements: **A 
minimum of one (1) field season of avian research **Extensive prior 
experience mist netting and banding passerine birds (250+ individuals) 
**Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and 
color vision **Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and 
tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects 
**Current First Aid/CPR certification **Current eligibility to work in 
the U.S **A valid driver's license Preferred Skills and Experience: 
**Experience with willow flycatchers, nest monitoring of open-cup 
passerines, and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds 
**Independent extraction and processing of 500+ passerines; experience 
banding endangered species and target netting **Experience using ATVs 
and towing a trailer. Compensation and Schedule: $19.11 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. Positions will be filled as soon as qualified 
applicants are identified. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing 
employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental 
services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the 
largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering 
News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact 
SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance 
completing the online application process due to a disability, please 
email accommodations AT swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact 
information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other 
inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, 
individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 
Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/xm2m29smc2.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  
Location: Wells, Maine.  Duration: Internship is 12 weeks (40 hr/week) 
beginning May or June. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with 
refuge staff developing and delivering outreach programs, written 
materials and social media posts. Provide friendly presence on refuge 
trails and at our visitor contact station to enhance visitor experience 
(80%). Outreach topics include pollinator conservation, piping plovers, 
tide pools, invasive plants, and other high priority conservation 
messages. Other occasional duties include: manual invasive plant 
removal, working in a native plant greenhouse, wildlife surveys, salt 
marsh research. Must be able to work under varied climatic conditions, 
including hot and insect infested environments. Must possess valid 
driver's license. Required to work most weekends and holidays, we do 
strive to give 2 consecutive days off a week. Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal 
marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and 
wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors participate in hunting, 
fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation.  Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of natural resource 
management and environmental education through course work and/or 
experience. 2.Demonstrated person to person and public speaking ability 
and experience writing to inform or motivate. 3.Ability to plan, 
advertise and conduct outreach programs. 4.Ability to work both 
independently and as a member of a team.  Compensation: $200/week living 
allowance for qualified applicants. Communal, co-ed government housing 
may be available or intern may provide own housing near Wells, ME.  To 
Apply:  (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must include 
current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent your 
academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing the 
five Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college course 
transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Address 
packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 
321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by 
February 17, 2017 For additional information: call (PH: 207-646-9226 or 
email (EM: Kate_OBrien AT fws.gov).

BEACH NESTING BIRD INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, 
Maine.  Duration: Internship is 12 weeks (40 hr/week) beginning May or 
June. Starting dates are negotiable.  Job Type: Intern.  Application 
Deadline: 17 Feb 2017.  Description: Work with refuge staff managing 
piping plover and least tern nesting areas (80%): includes monitoring 
piping plover/tern nesting activities, dawn and dusk chick watches, 
speaking to landowners and the public about plover protection, 
collecting data on brood locations, maintaining solar fencing, etc. 
Other occasional duties include: manual invasive plant removal, working 
in a native plant greenhouse, assisting visitors in our contact station, 
conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with salt marsh research, 
delivering outreach programs to refuge visitors. Must be able to work 
under varied climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must possess valid driver's license. Required to work most 
weekends and holidays. Must be able to walk long distances on beach. 
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of 
predominately coastal marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in 
diverse habitats and wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors 
participate in hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, 
environmental education, and interpretation.  Qualifications: 
1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, ecology, and environmental education 
through course work and/or experience. 2.Ability to speak to the public 
about wildlife conservation and management in formal and informal 
settings and the ability to communicate effectively in writing. 
3.Ability to identify Maine birds, particularly waterbirds and 
shorebirds. 4.Ability to work both independently and as a member of a 
team. 5.Ability to keep detailed, organized field notes and datasheets.  
Compensation: 200/week living allowance for qualified applicants. 
Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or intern may 
provide own housing near Wells, ME.  To Apply:  (1)An updated resume. 
All employers and references must include current telephone numbers. 
(2)Two references who can represent your academic and/or work 
experience. (3)Written statements addressing the five Qualifications and 
Requirements below. (4)Current college course transcript. Incomplete 
applications will not be considered. Address packet to: Internship 
Coordinator Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 321 Port Road Wells, 
Maine 04090. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2017 For 
additional information: call (PH: 207-646-9226 or email (EM: Kate_OBrien 
AT fws.gov).


WILDLIFE (TURKEY) TECHNICIAN at Montana State University.  Location: 
Lead, SD.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: 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 
approximately March 15, 2016 and runs through mid August 2016. Salary: 
~$1425/month, with potential increase for a high performing technician. 
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 can be submitted until February 28, 2016, but 
applications will be processed as they are received, and position likely 
will be filled prior to February 15, 2016.

SEABIRD BIOLOGY M.S. OPPORTUNITY at Humboldt State University. 
  Location: Arcata, CA.  
Duration: Open.  Job Type: Student.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application 
Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: A partially-funded MS opportunity 
is available in the Barton Lab, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State 
University. Students with experience with natural history and 
conservation of birds, especially seabirds, that wish to advance their 
quantitative skills, or with quantitative skills that wish to apply 
their abilities to advancing our understanding of the biology and 
conservation of seabirds, are especially encouraged to apply. A 
demonstrable commitment to research and enjoyment of learning are 
required, as is a lack of fear of quantitative reasoning. Possible 
topics include trend analysis and monitoring of seabird populations, 
estimating seabird nesting success, or reproductive biology of seabirds. 
Possible study areas include the Trinidad Head / Patrick's Point region 
of the California North Coast. Other study topics and areas may be 
possible.  Qualifications: 1) Degree in biological field 2) Likes and 
knows birds OR 3) Quantitatively skilled If not 2), then 3), if not 3), 
then 2). If both, excellent. 4) Willing to squint at ocean for extended 
periods of time through spotting scope. Compensation: This position is 
funded at approximately $800 / month of research assistantship support, 
which could be supplemented by employment as an instructional assistant 
within the Department of Wildlife or other opportunities. Residents of 
California, eligible for the State University Grant, are encouraged to 
apply.  To Apply: For more information on the HSU College of Natural 
Resources and Sciences graduate program, please see their website: 
http://www2.humboldt.edu/cnrs/grad-programs. Prospective students are 
encouraged to submit a cv and a letter of interest to DAN BARTON (EM: 
daniel.barton AT humboldt.edu) if they are uncertain about applying to 
the CNRS program. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case 
basis.

AVIAN POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Wyoming Natural Diversity Database. 
  Location: Laramie, WY. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 05 Mar 2017.  Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity 
Database is hiring up to two technicians to conduct songbird surveys 
throughout Wyoming. As part of the Integrated Monitoring in Bird 
Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program, technicians will be responsible 
for conducting point count surveys in the grassland and forest habitats 
of the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, Medicine Bow National Forest, 
and Bighorn National Forest. Work is primarily solitary and requires 
extensive driving, navigating, and hiking through rugged and remote 
country. Surveys take place in very diverse and beautiful landscapes, 
and expose technicians to a wide variety of bird communities. The 
position is based out of Laramie, Wyoming where housing is provided, 
however car camping is generally required while working. Some overnight 
backpacking is also required.  Qualifications: Applicants must have the 
following experience: 1) demonstrated ability to identify birds by song, 
call, and sight; and 2) navigating, hiking, and backpacking in remote 
locations. A love of strenuous hiking is an absolute requirement of this 
position! A valid US driver's license and a strong work ethic are also 
necessary.  Compensation: $13.00/hour + $20 per diem for camping (work 
vehicle and shared housing provided).  To Apply: Send cover letter, 
resume, and 3 references to (EM: zwallac2 AT uwyo.edu). Please address 
your experience with bird identification, hiking, backpacking, working 
alone, and your dates of availability in your cover letter. The Wyoming 
Natural Diversity Database is the state natural heritage program and is 
an equal opportunity employer. We collect and disseminate information 
about the distribution and abundance of sensitive species and 
communities across Wyoming.

REVISED - AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies.   Location: 
Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska.  Duration: 2-3 months.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 
2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern 
Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the 
Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) program. For additional information about IMBCR, please 
visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on April 18 and continue through late June with 
the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 
Surveys are located on both public and private lands in a mix of 
grassland and shrub habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, 
mesquite bosques, and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, 
including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 
Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted 
Woodpecker, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. 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 is 10 days on and 4 days off. 
Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found across the 
Southern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of training. 
Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities will be 
required. Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in 
the field. Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the 
possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 
reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will 
be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic, 
physically fit, enjoy travel, and be willing to work independently. 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 off-trail. Applicants with 
personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, Bird Conservancy 
will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD 
vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age and pass a motor vehicle 
background check. Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - 
$15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 40 hours of work 
per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the 
hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational 
travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter 
detailing your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience, resume, 
and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to BRITTANY 
WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org). Positions 
will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN POINT COUNT FIELD TECHNICIAN at Klamath Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Oregon, California. Duration: 3 
months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Application Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  
Description: The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is 
seeking seasonal field technicians from May 1st through July 15th, to 
complete point count surveys throughout the diverse and beautiful region 
of southern Oregon and northern California. Technicians will work on 
multiple projects including monitoring effects of oak and stream 
restoration, long-term monitoring in National Parks and more. Applicant 
should be able to identify a large variety of Western birds as they will 
be working in a range of habitats from oak savanna, riparian, coniferous 
forests, and montane meadows. 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. Camping independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, 
will be required for most work. Applicant ideally should have a 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, be in 
excellent physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping 
independently. 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 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 ELLIE ARMSTRONG (EM: eea AT KlamathBird.org). 
Applicants will be evaluated beginning immediately and on a continual 
basis until the position is filled.

BOTANY INTERN at USFWS Rachel Carson NWR.  Location: Wells, Maine. 
Duration: 24 weeks April through September. Starting dates are 
negotiable.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2017. 
Description: Work with refuge staff on restoring native shrublands and 
identifying and removing invasive plants (80%): includes manual removal 
of invasive plants, surveying areas for new invasive plant occurrences, 
and propagating native plants in the refuge greenhouse. Other occasional 
duties include: monitoring piping plover nesting activities, including 
dawn and dusk chick watches, assisting visitors in our contact station, 
conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with salt marsh research, 
delivering outreach programs to refuge visitors. Must be able to work 
under varied climatic conditions, including hot and insect infested 
environments. Must possess valid driver's license. Required to work some 
weekends. Must be able to dig and pull plants. Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge protects more than 5,600 acres of predominately coastal 
marsh in southern Maine. Refuge lands are rich in diverse habitats and 
wildlife. Annually, over 270,000 visitors participate in hunting, 
fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and 
interpretation.  Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of wildlife biology, 
ecology, botany/horticulture and environmental education through course 
work and/or experience. 2.Ability to speak to the public about wildlife 
conservation and management in formal and informal settings and the 
ability to communicate effectively in writing. 3.Ability to identify 
Maine plants, particularly non- native ones. 4. Ability to work both 
independently and as a member of a team. 5.A passion for wildlife 
conservation, a strong work ethic, and a good attitude. For additional 
information: call ({PH:207-646-9226) or email (EM: Kate_O'Brien AT 
fws.gov). Compensation: 200 per week living allowance for qualified 
applicants. Communal, co-ed government housing may be available or 
intern may provide own housing within commuting distance of Wells, ME.  
To Apply: (1)An updated resume. All employers and references must 
include current telephone numbers. (2)Two references who can represent 
your academic and/or work experience. (3)Written statements addressing 
the five Qualifications and Requirements below. (4)Current college 
course transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Address packet to: Internship Coordinator Rachel Carson National 
Wildlife Refuge 321 Port Road Wells, Maine 04090. Applications must be 
postmarked by February 17, 2017 For additional information: call (PH: 
207-646-9226 or email (EM: Kate_OBrien AT fws.gov).

WILDLIFE RESEARCH INTERN  –  HAWK MIGRATION MONITORING at Lehigh Gap 
Nature Center.    Location: Slatington, PA. Duration: 
3.5 months; August 15-November 30, 2017.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2017. 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. This project can 
be part of a student's undergraduate or graduate research work at the 
discretion of the college/university. The student may be matriculated 
and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate. 
Qualifications: Candidate must be competent, responsible researcher able 
to keep organized detailed records of observations. Hawk identification 
skills or hawk count experience is desired but not necessary. Student 
must learn hawk ID before project begins. Internet and computer use 
skills required. Knowledge of statistics is very useful for research 
project. Equipment Needed: Good quality binoculars and hawk ID guides. 
The Center can provide these if necessary. The intern will need his or 
her own car to travel to the lookout each day.  Compensation: $700-750 
per month stipend (depending on experience) plus housing and internet 
access. Housing: Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) will provide housing in 
our Osprey House by the Lehigh River. The Center will provide 
utilities/wireless internet. There is a fully equipped kitchen and 
bathroom, but there are no laundry facilities on site. Interns should 
provide their own cell phone.  To Apply: Email resume to (EM: lgnc AT 
ptd.net) (Word or pdf) Include any information pertinent to wildlife 
research and hawk identification skills. Also include a sample your 
writing, preferably a research paper. Questions? Contact DAN (PH: 
610-760-8889 EM: danlgnc AT ptd.net). Applications being accepted any 
time after January 15, 2017. Early applicants will have best chance of 
being accepted for internship. Position may be filled before deadline. 
Application deadline: April 15, 2017.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP--MIXED GRASS PRAIRIE BIRDS AND FIRE at North Dakota 
State University. 
 Location: 
Fargo, ND.  Duration: 2 months.  Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2017. Description: We are seeking a 
graduate student (PhD) to investigate the influence of fire and grazing 
on mixed-grass prairie bird and pollinator communities. This research 
will take place in the Missouri Coteau region of North Dakota in one of 
the few remaining landscapes in the Great Plains with large, intact 
rangelands that have never been plowed. The project will take place on 
North Dakota State's Central Grasslands Research Extension Center 
(CGREC) and will be a part of a multi-year, interdisciplinary study 
examining the influence of restored disturbance regimes on livestock, 
wildlife, plants, and soils. This will be a highly interdisciplinary 
project with many opportunities to collaborate with other students and 
faculty. The study area represents one of the most unique grassland 
complexes in North America. This area hosts an extremely diverse 
grassland bird community ranging from upland nesting waterfowl and 
sharp-tailed grouse to near threatened Sprague's pipits and Baird's 
sparrows. Despite fire being an integral disturbance in grassland 
ecosystems, this region has undergone fire suppression for decades, 
creating a unique opportunity to assess the response of grassland 
organisms to restored disturbance regimes. Qualifications: Preferred 
qualifications: Candidates must have a Master of Science degree from an 
accredited university and a valid driver's license. The most competitive 
applicant's will have multiple years of field experience including 
previous work with grassland bird communities, pollinator communities, 
and plant species identification. Students will be expected to work well 
independently and with a team and should have experience using some or 
all of the following programs: ArcGIS, DISTANCE, R, MARK, and Presence.  
Compensation: $22,000/yr + tuition waiver.  To APPLY: Submit 1 document 
(.pdf) that includes a 1) cover letter discussing your qualifications 
and future goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) 
GRE scores and 4) three professional references to (EM: torre.hovick AT 
gmail.com).

BANDER-IN-CHARGE at Innis Point Bird Observatory.  Location: . Duration: 
.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 15 
Feb 2017.  Description: BANDER-in-CHARGE (BIC)-- Innis Point Bird 
Observatory (IPBO) is seeking a qualified BIC for its Spring Migration 
Monitoring Program (SMMP), from April 24 to June 7, 2016. Innis Point 
Bird Observatory is located on the south side of the Ottawa River about 
15 km west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has been in operation 
since 1982, with a Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP) since 
1997. The SMMP, run under a fixed protocol, consists of a standardized 
banding program using mist nets, a standardized one hour census, general 
observations of birds, and the determination of Estimated Daily Totals 
(EDT). The BIC will be responsible for the fieldwork from Sunday to 
Friday during the SMMP period. This will include coordinating the 
fieldwork of all volunteers assisting with the program. The BIC will 
train volunteers in extraction, as well as other aspects of the 
monitoring and banding process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate 
observatory activities to occasional groups of visitors. The BIC will be 
responsible for completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the 
days that he/she is present, and also for computer entry of banding and 
EDT data for all days during the entire SMMP period. The BIC will be 
asked to provide a brief report at the completion of the project. There 
are no accommodations available on site other than camping. The site is 
located on DND property and the facilities include two trailers; there 
is no running water, no telephone and no electricity or heat. There is a 
composting toilet. Qualifications: The BIC must hold or be eligible for 
a Banding Permit. Experience of work at other bird observatories is 
highly desirable.  Compensation: The total remuneration will be $4000 
(including legal benefits such as vacation pay), paid in four 
instalments during the course of the program.  To Apply: Interested 
candidates are invited to apply, with CV, to CELIA BODNAR (PH: 
613-836-7907; EM: bodnarcelia AT gmail.com). Applications will be 
accepted until position is filled. An assistant bander may be chosen 
from among eligible candidates and will receive remuneration 
commensurate with abilities.

CREW LEADER (1), FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION (2), LOON DISTURBANCE STUDY IN 
NORTHERN ALASKA at University of Alaska Anchorage and BLM. Location: 
North Slope, AK.  Duration: ~June 3 to August 19th, 2017. Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Crew leader (1) and field assistant (2).  
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017.  Description: The University of 
Alaska Anchorage and Bureau of Land Management is seeking three 
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 Anchorage, 
AK to Fairbanks, AK and then onto the field site in Northern Alaska. 
Housing and food is provided during the approximately 5-7 day period in 
Fairbanks, and food and living accommodations are provided in the 
field.  Qualifications: Applicants for both positions must be in 
excellent physical condition and capable of hiking long distances across 
uneven tussock tundra carrying up to a 50 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. Crew leader: The Crew Leader will coordinate daily field crew 
activities, relay detailed instructions to crew member(s), collect data, 
monitor data collection and adherence to data collection protocols by 
the field technician(s), communicate with field coordinators and 
principal investigators, and make quick decisions in response to 
unforeseen or changing situations.  Compensation: DOE.  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). Please indicate whether you 
are interested in being considered for the crew leader or field 
assistant positions. Review of applications will begin immediately and 
positions may be filled before closing date so please submit your 
application early for priority consideration.

VOLUNTEER FIELD CREW-BAHAMAS LIVE ABOARD at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Bahamas.  
Duration: 1-4 weeks in May 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of 
Openings: 20.  Application Deadline: 20 Apr 2017. Description: 
Conservian Bahamas May 2017 Live-aboard Schooner Expedition: Shorebird 
Habitat Conservation Volunteer Field Crew We need your help to protect 
beach-nesting birds, nests, and young. Conservian is seeking a weekly 
crew of 8-12 enthusiastic volunteers for our Bahamas shorebird habitat 
conservation project in May 2017 aboard our 75ft research schooner. 
Field crew will assist project director with daily project activities. 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain field experience and shorebird 
ID skills. Trip cost for one week is $1,250 and includes your bunk, 
onboard meals, water, and ground transportation associated with project. 
Participants will fly to the Bahamas to designated airports for shuttle 
transport to schooner. A valid passport is required. Airfare and 
insurance are not included. Project Summary In 2017, Conservian and 
partners will continue on-the-ground protective and restorative measures 
to limit human-caused disturbance, and control invasive Australian pine 
at key Piping Plover, shorebird, and seabird sites in the Bahamas. Field 
volunteers will participate in collecting new data on shorebirds and 
seabirds of the Bahamas. Selected sites include Globally Important and 
locally Important Bird Areas and national parks of the Bahamas, such as 
Lucaya National Park IBA, Peterson Cay National Park IBA, Joulter Cays 
National Park IBA, and the Berry Islands, as well as additional key 
shorebird sites on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco. Project partners 
include: BirdsCaribbean, Bahamas National Trust, International 
Conservation Fund of Canada, USFWS/NMBCA, LightHawk, Dow AgroSciences, 
Grand Bahama Nature Tours, Optics for the Tropics, Grand Bahama Port 
Authority, Bahamas Public Parks & Beaches Authority, Bahamas 
Environment, Science & Technology Commission, Rand Nature Center, Abaco 
Friends of the Environment, Treasure Cay Community Center, Royal Bahamas 
Police Force/Marine Support. Project Activities: **Protect, post & sign 
shorebird & seabird sites **Collect new data on nesting shorebirds & 
habitat **Observe/assist with bird banding (conditions permitting) 
**Control invasive Australian pine on beach habitats **Work with local 
volunteers to accomplish the above goals Our days will be filled with 
much adventure. The focus of the work is surveying for beach-nesting 
bird breeding pairs, nests and young, and working with local volunteers 
to implement protective measures in the field. Focal species include 
Wilson's Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other 
colonial nesting species. 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. Field crew will assistant with collecting data on 
breeding pairs, habitat assessment and human-created disturbance. Field 
crew will also assist with shipboard duties; sailing, cooking and 
cleaning. There will be time to fish, snorkel, and visit local island 
towns.  Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, adventurous, in 
good physical condition, enjoy working in teams and be capable of 
walking several miles during warm weather in the Caribbean. Applicants 
must be comfortable living communally onboard a schooner and riding in 
small boats to access survey sites. May expedition schedule and 
locations (final dates TBD) Assist for one week or more: Week 1: Grand 
Bahama Island- (Freeport GBI Int. Airport) Week 2: Great Abaco, west- 
(Freeport/Marsh Harbour Airport) Week 3: Great Abaco, east- (Marsh 
Harbour Airport) Week 4: Berry Islands & Joulter Cays-(Marsh 
Harbour/Nassau Int.) See link to article on 2016 project from our 
supporters at LightHawk 
http://www.lighthawk.org/what-we-do/blog/saving-bahamas-beaches-birds 
Follow link for story of our successful 2016 expedition 

http://www.birdscaribbean.org/2016/06/conserving-bahamas-beach-nesting-birds-and-habitats/ 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/CoastalBirdConservation on Facebook for 
more information on Conservian's coastal bird conservation work.  To 
Apply: If you would like to join our conservation crew for a week as 
part of our Volunteer Field Crew: Please send 1) letter of interest 2) 
resume 3) names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 references to 
MARGO ZDRAVKOVIC (EM: MargoZ AT Coastalbird.org). Please label all 
attachments with your name. The review of applicants is ongoing and will 
continue until positions are filled.

LOON TECHNICIAN at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
  Location: Errol, NH. Duration: 19 
weeks, 4/17/17-8/25/17.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: The Umbagog National 
Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) seeks a qualified biological technician to 
implement the loon monitoring and management program at Umbagog NWR. 
Data collection and management activities will occur from early-May 
through August. This position requires a flexible schedule that takes 
full advantage of desirable field conditions, with field work occurring 
at dawn and dusk, and during weekends. Loon abundance and productivity 
data will be collected following a standardized protocol, and includes: 
territory occupancy, band resighting, nest searching and monitoring, and 
monitoring of chick survival. Management activities include: nest raft 
deployment, nest camera operation, temporary nest closure management, 
and carcass recovery for necropsy. Background  –  This monitoring 
program contributes to a long-term loon abundance and productivity data 
set that has been maintained for over three decades. Data from this 
program informs loon conservation efforts at Umbagog NWR, throughout New 
Hampshire, and across the northeastern United States. Period of 
Performance  –  40 hours/week for 19+ weeks, 4/17/2017 -8/25/2017, start 
date firm, end date negotiable. Qualifications: Requirements - The 
incumbent must be able to safely operate a motorboat without supervision 
on an 8,000 acre lake. The incumbent must possess, or be able to obtain, 
a Department Of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course 
certificate to be authorized to operate refuge boats; training to be 
held in April. Use of a government vehicle requires the incumbent to 
possess a valid driver's license. The incumbent will be required to 
maintain a flexible work schedule including: early mornings (dawn) late 
evenings (dusk) and weekends. The successful applicant must be able to 
work both independently and with other seasonal staff, and interact 
professionally with the public.  Compensation: Method of Payment  –  
This position is offered through the Student Conservation Association. 
The incumbent will receive payments incrementally from SCA based on a 
payment schedule. Payments will be made to a Chase debit card issued to 
the incumbent. Compensation is equivalent to $11.00/hour. Government 
Furnished Items- Housing Government Vehicle (for work use only) Field 
Gear Incumbent Furnished Items  –  Appropriate Clothing and Footwear 
Personal Vehicle (for use outside of work) Positive Attitude.  To Apply: 
Application Instructions  – Submit a resume by March 1st, 2017 to: SEAN 
FLINT, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, 
P.O. Box 240, Errol, N.H. 03579, (EM: sean_flint AT fws.gov, PH: 
603-482-3415; ext 118).

MAPS BANDER-IN-CHARGE at Owl Moon Environmental.   
Location: Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: Up to 6. Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  
Description: Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together 
with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are 
seeking up to six Banders-in-Charge (BIC); the number and availability 
of positions is dependent on confirmation of project funding. The BIC 
will be responsible for 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 8 through August 8 2017.  Qualifications: Successful 
applicants must have advanced skills in mist-netting, bird banding, 
identifying, ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand, ability to 
identify birds by song, operation of a banding station, and data 
management, and either hold or qualify to hold a CWS bird-banding 
subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience with the MAPS 
protocol would be very useful assets. A completed Bachelor's degree in 
biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will 
be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and 
working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the 
required work visas. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 
banders and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to 
Assistant Banders on bird-banding, aging and sexing of birds, and 
banding station operations. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to 
detail, adherence to safety requirements, and tolerance of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and an ability to 
supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere are required. BIC's 
will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in 
this region. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 
driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in 
Alberta.  Compensation: BIC's will be employees of OMEI, and will 
receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per month, depending on 
experience and field housing arrangements. BIC's 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. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits 
beyond those described herein will be included.  To Apply: Applications 
must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and 
contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be 
received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 
2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE 
(EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca) or by phone(PH: 403-542-2311).

VOLUNTEER EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR BIRD CONSERVATION IN TAHITI, FRENCH 
POLYNESIA at Ornithological Society of Polynesia ΓÇÿManu'. 
  Location: Tahiti, french Polynesia. Duration: 12 
months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 2. Application 
Deadline: 21 Jan 2017.  Description: The Ornithological Society of 
Polynesia ‘Manu’ (http://www.manu.pf) is seeking two volunteer field 
biologists to take part of their conservation programs. Manu is an NGO 
and the local representative of Birdlife International 
(http://www.birdlife.org), working on bird conservation, habitat and 
biodiversity protection in the Pacific. One position is to study and 
take conservation actions for the Tahiti Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus 
caffer) (Endangered on the IUCN Red list). Tasks include: 
geolocalization, census, ringing, public awareness. The second is about 
the striated heron (Butorides striatus patruelis) with fewer than 50 
individuals of the sub species remaining in its range of Tahiti. Tasks 
include: geolocalization, census, ringing, public awareness and possible 
translocation. Volunteers could take part in other running programs 
(e.g. Tahiti Monarch, forest restoration, etc.) Duration: 1 June 2017--> 
31 May 2018 (12 months).  Qualifications: Requirements: Experience in 
tropical field biology. Autonomy, rigor, open mind, sociable. Driving 
license. Language: French OR/& English. To apply you MUST be an EU 
citizen (UK not applicable) but not French (exchange program), age:.  
Compensation: Benefits: Unpaid position. But monthly stipend covering 
food +115€/m. Participation for the flight ticket (1000€). Accommodation 
in the Manu office-house (2 rooms, kitchen, 2 WC/showers, wifi, washing 
machine), located in the Mitirapa plateau, a calm place of Taravao near 
the Lagoon.  To apply: Send email with your age and citizenship, CV and 
a short cover letter to (EM: david.beaune AT gmail.com). We will produce 
immediate reply followed by a Skype interview in order to fulfill the 
position before the 21st of January.

FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS AND BOTANISTS at Corvus Ecological Consulting, 
LLC.    Location: Work mainly in Mojave 
Desert Region of CA and NV.  Duration: 4-6 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2-10.  Application Deadline: 03 Mar 2017.  
Description: Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified 
field biologists for various projects throughout the Mojave Desert 
region and the Southern Sierra Steppe communities. All applicants should 
have an interest and basic knowledge of avian communities, but we are 
also seeking one or two individuals with extensive knowledge and 
experience with botanical communities. Duration of employment will be 
from approximately March through June with a possibility for some work 
to continue until August. 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. Workers may be 
asked to perform a variety of tasks on various projects, so flexibility 
is necessary. 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 **Prior camping experience and possession of 
personal camping equipment **Minimum of B.S. in Biology and 2 years of 
experience in field ornithology or botany depending on applicant 
interest **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 
vehicles. **Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
**Communication skills and the ability to work well with others are 
paramount for a successful candidate **Genuine interest in birds and 
plants and a desire to collect quality data in a timely manner. Botanist 
applicants should also possess: **Prior field experience in the Mojave 
Desert 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 (ornithologist positions) 
**For botanist applicants, preference will be given to those with 
experience in the Tehachapi mountains of Southern California **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 **Experience 
with field data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld 
data collection systems **Wilderness First Responder training.  
Compensation: Hourly compensation $15/hour plus a per diem stipend. 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, resume, and list of 3 references with phone 
numbers and email addresses to (EM: jobs AT corvusecological.com). In 
the subject line, indicate whether you are interested in the 
ornithologist or botanist position. No phone calls please. References, 
cover letter and resume 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 3rd 2017, whichever comes first.

WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MONITOR at California State Parks.  Location: Morro 
Bay, CA.  Duration: 8 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 
2.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017.  Description: The San Luis Obispo 
Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for 
Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary responsibilities include 
monitoring the breeding activities of the Western Snowy Plover (nest 
searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, photo documentation of 
project work, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, 
recording color band combinations, data entry using Microsoft Excel); 
fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; report 
writing; and other duties as necessary. Training will be provided. The 
monitor will work 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays, for 
a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. The positions will 
start mid February and continue through October 2017.  Qualifications: 
Must be in good physical condition  –  position requires walking up to 
six miles per day in soft sand. A valid driver's license and good 
driving record are required. The applicant must also possess the ability 
to collect data with strong attention to detail; a positive attitude in 
adverse environmental conditions such as wind and rain; patience and 
focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work independently and in a 
group. Preference will be given to applicants with experience or 
coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field work, 
identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, using a handheld 
GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap. Compensation: Starting pay 
is $10.50/hr. Housing is not available. To Apply: Mail a California 
State application (STD 678 -- available online at 
http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard 
about the position, and a list of references to: REGENA ORR, California 
State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442.

NATURALIST INTERNSHIP at Audubon Center of the North Woods. 
  Location: Sandstone, MN. Duration: 10 
months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2017.  Description: Established in 1968, the Audubon Center of 
the North Woods (ACNW) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 residential 
environmental learning center (RELC) and green retreat & conference 
center on Grindstone Lake near Sandstone, MN  –  90 miles north of 
Minneapolis/St. Paul. We offer a variety of outdoor and environmental 
education experiences for people of all ages  –  youth, families and 
adults  –  and are an ideal K12 school field trips and student travel 
destination. In addition to our on-site programs and camps, ACNW 
provides outreach programs throughout the region. Our 535 acre campus is 
a diverse mix of hardwoods, pine plantation, prairie, and wetland on the 
east shore of Grindstone Lake. Accredited by the North Central 
Association of Schools and Colleges, ACNW serves as a field campus for 
various community colleges and Hamline University. We have over 40 years 
of environmental education experience and an incredible variety of 
programs and audiences. Working at ACNW is a one-of-a-kind internship 
opportunity! We hope you will consider becoming part of our dynamic 
education team. Intern Duties include: **Instruct environmental and 
adventure classes for diverse groups **Serve as liaison for school and 
weekend groups **Represent ACNW and interact with the public at key 
events **Focus on one of the following areas: Wildlife and Animal Care; 
Adventure & Outdoor Education; Environmental Education Program 
Management & Marketing; or Center Operations & Stewardship **Work 
weekends and evenings as needed, including serving on-call overnight 
**Maintain living quarters and center grounds (split wood, shovel snow, 
clear trails, etc.) **Assist in event planning, facilitation, and 
evaluation **Other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: **BA or BS 
degree **21 years of age or older **Enjoyment of and experience working 
with children in an educational outdoor setting **Ability to be 
innovative, flexible, and self-directed **Exceptional written and verbal 
communication **Consistent professionalism **Basic knowledge of and 
curiosity about the natural and cultural history of this region 
**Open-minded and personable with a light-hearted sense of humor 
**Ability to lift heavy equipment, such as a canoe, and spend long hours 
on your feet.  Compensation: **Broad natural history background training 
**Teaching experience covering groups of diverse ages and backgrounds 
**Hands-on, behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to run a 
residential environmental education center (fundraising, budgets, 
marketing, etc.) **$80/week stipend, private room in onsite Staff House, 
and meals when groups are present **Eight days off each month, plus two 
bonus weeks off (one in December and one as scheduling allows) 
**Optional paid graduate credits from Hamline University to fulfill the 
10-credit Master's-level Certificate in Environmental Education.  To 
Apply: please send your cover letter, resume and three references to: 
JAIME SOUZA, Education Manager, Audubon Center of the North Woods (EM: 
internships AT audubon-center.org).

COASTAL WATERBIRD EDUCATION SPECIALIST at Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird 
Program.   Location: Boston, MA.  
Duration: mid-April to late-August 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Mass 
Audubon is seeking to fill a seasonal Education Specialist position to 
design and implement programs for youth, families, and adults focused on 
the biology, monitoring, management and protection of coastal birds and 
other natural resources. Time may be used to assist with the 
coordination, preparation, and marketing of these educational programs 
and special events. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp. 
Responsibilities -Prepare and teach educational programs to youth, 
families, and adults -Assist in the development and delivery of 
educational activities related to festivals, events, camps, and schools 
-Assist in the development of educational activities for school, camp 
and group programs -Maintain updated educational supplies, curricula, 
instructional materials, and resources -Assist in the evaluation of 
programs and other related activities -Attend meetings and trainings 
related to the work of the Coastal Waterbird Program, as assigned 
-Assist in the scheduling and advertisement of programs -Communicate 
with schools, camps, and other partners regarding education programs and 
scheduling -Instruct and direct duties and schedule of an education 
trainee(s) -Perform informal education and outreach on Boston area 
beaches -Travel to different beaches, schools, and program locations in 
the Greater Boston area as directed -Become oriented with the goals and 
methods of the Coastal Waterbird Program and the biology and protection 
of coastal birds as it relates to Mass Audubon's work on the Boston-area 
beaches and the Massachusetts coast line.  Qualifications: -Bachelor's 
degree in education, biological sciences, earth science, environmental 
studies, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year of experience in 
conducting educational programs -Applicants must have strong 
interpersonal skills and ability to relate to a diverse range of people 
and exercise cultural competence and inclusion -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 programming 
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: Rate of pay: $14.50-15.50/hr depending on experience. 
Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk. 
Reimbursement for field travel will be provided.  To Apply: Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin 
immediately. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Please send a 
cover letter resume and list of three references via email to: Coastal 
Waterbirds (EM: coastalbirdjobs AT massaudubon.org).

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (2)- SHRUBLAND SONGBIRD BREEDING AND 
POST-FLEDGING ECOLOGY at University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign.  
Location: Kennekuk County Park, Danville, Illinois.  Duration: ~3 months 
(beginning April 15th, ending mid-late July).  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 2. Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: 
(2) Field Technicians needed for a study investigating the breeding and 
post-fledging ecology of songbirds in shrubland habitats of Eastern 
Illinois. Work will primarily involve finding and monitoring nests of 
focal species (Field Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, and 
Gray Catbird) and other common songbird species (e.g. Red-winged 
Blackbird, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, 
Blue-winged Warbler, Prairie Warbler, American Robin, Yellow-breasted 
Chat, Blue Jay, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, and others), and 
monitoring nest boxes (Eastern Bluebird, Carolina Chickadee, Tree 
Swallow, House Wren). Technicians will also assist graduate student with 
the capture, banding, bleeding, and radio-tagging of adult and nestling 
birds, tracking tagged birds, conducting fledgling locomotor 
experiments, and maintenance of automated radio-telemetry towers. Travel 
to and from sites will be provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must be 
willing to work long hours outside, moving through dense 
(grassy/thorny/spiny/ticks) vegetation under a variety of field 
conditions (sunny, hot, humid, windy, wet, chilly). Ideal candidates 
will be energetic, hard-working, team players that pay close attention 
to directions and details while conducting research in the field and 
entering collected data. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. 
Preference will be given to applicants with experience finding and 
monitoring songbird nests.  Compensation: ~10.00$/per hour.  To Apply: 
Please send application (cover letter, cv/resume, and information of 
three references) via email in ONE PDF FILE (please name file in the 
following format: firstname_lastname_Songbird _Application) to TODD 
JONES (preferred EM: toddmj AT illinois.edu), Department of Natural 
Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign, Turner Hall, Urbana, IL 61801. Deadline for 
applications is 1st of Feb, 2017, however, positions may be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Location: 
Western Cape, South Africa.  Duration: 2 weeks; March 1-15 depending on 
pickup and drop-off locations.  Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017. Description: I am looking for 
someone to join me for two weeks in the field (March 1-15 depending on 
pickup and drop-off locations) as I go to three different provincial 
parks to collect blood samples from Cape rockjumpers. That person will 
have to find their own transportation to one of three locations in South 
Africa (Port Elizabeth, George, or Cape Town). This work is extremely 
physically challenging, and will take you to some of the most remote and 
beautiful locations in the Fynbos mountains, where tourism is 
non-existent. Rockjumpers prefer high-altitude, rocky, mountain terrain, 
and are caught using baited snap-traps. I have been catching them for 
the past two years, and while no birds have ever been injured, I myself 
have been scraped, bruised, and bumped many times. There will be very 
limited access to internet or cell-phone reception (maybe every 4-5 
days), and we will be either camping or staying in research huts. One 
5-day portion will be extremely remote, as we will be driven up Anysberg 
mountain by park rangers and left bush-camping on our own for the 
duration. Ironically, this site has some of the best cell phone 
reception, providing your battery lasts.  Qualifications: A background 
in bird-watching is preferable, as rockjumpers are not easily spotted. 
However, the most important qualifications will be self-sufficiency, 
toughness, physical capability, and ability to do without social media 
for two weeks.  Compensation: Room, transportation, and board will be 
provided, as well as park fees and use of camping equipment for the two 
week period. The best part is the locations and wildlife. We will visit 
three mountain ranges (Langeberg, Anysberg, Swartberg), all of which are 
beautiful in their own right. There is a high chance of seeing all 7 
Fynbos endemic-birds, as well as many other South African species. The 
reserves also have the resident mammalian wildlife (caracal, honey 
badger, leopard, many antelope species, etc), as well as many reptiles.  
To Apply: please send a cv and a brief (no more than one page) statement 
letting me know more about yourself and what appeals to you about the 
position to (EM: knoswald AT gmail.com).

BEACH AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: BEACH 
AMBASSADOR/SHOREBIRD MONITOR VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA (1 position) 
CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird Conservation is seeking one Beach Ambassador/ 
Shorebird Monitor Volunteer intern for monitoring of beach-nesting birds 
and pubic beach use at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores Alabama. Work 
begins in early April and continues through early August. Intern is 
required to commit 32 hours per week to Gulf State Park. Intern may work 
over 32 hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 9.01. Shared housing is 
provided. The focus of the work is monitoring and protecting 
beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, including Snowy 
Plovers and Least Terns, and increasing public compliance with park 
rules and protective measures in place for beach-nesting birds. Intern 
will also engage in general education and monitoring of beach-going 
public. As a Beach Ambassador, intern will be provided a park utility 
vehicle (UTV) for beach patrolling. Additional security duties include 
monitoring the parking lot and beach for trash compliance, ensuring the 
safety of all beach patrons, contacting law enforcement in the event of 
emergencies, and ensuring that park patrons are in compliance with 
Alabama State Park 220 Laws. Intern will record data on breeding, 
beach-nesting bird pairs, habitat assessment, and public compliance, 
erect and maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas, keep 
organized field notes, complete various data forms and perform regular 
data entry using Excel. Intern will report to and work cooperatively 
with Conservian Shorebird Assistant and Gulf State Park Supervisor. 
Training will be provided prior to beginning these job duties. Intern 
will also have opportunities to work with Conservian field staff at 
other shorebird sites in Alabama. Qualifications: Requirements: 
Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, in good physical 
condition, and enjoy working in warm summer temperatures on the Gulf 
Coast. Shorebird familiarity and experience working with the public is 
preferred. UTV certification and shorebird monitoring training is 
provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-species 
shorebird monitoring experience. Must have own waterproof binoculars 
(10x42). Valid driver's license and own a reliable vehicle.  
Compensation: Housing, and fuel costs for travel to field sites, and 
single round trip from home. Intern may also work over 32 volunteer 
hours and qualify for hourly pay of $ 9.01.  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.

SHOREBIRD INTERN VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: SHOREBIRD INTERN 
VOLUNTEER- ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation is seeking one Shorebird Intern Volunteer for monitoring of 
beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and Mississippi coast. Work begins in 
early 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 Conservian field staff as part of a 
team. Intern will record data on breeding pairs, habitat assessment, 
erect and maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas, 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 often 
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 
provided, and fuel costs covered for travel between work sites, and 
single round trip from home.  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.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING ASSISTANT  –  ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI at CONSERVIAN. 
  Location: Alabama.  
Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: one.  
Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  Description: SHOREBIRD MONITORING 
ASSISTANT  –  ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI (1 position) CONSERVIAN/Coastal Bird 
Conservation is seeking one Shorebird Monitoring Assistant for 
monitoring of beach-nesting birds on the Alabama and Mississippi Coast. 
Work will begin in early April and continue through early August. A 
weekly salary of $450 and shared housing is provided. The focus of the 
work is monitoring beach-nesting bird breeding pairs, nests, and young, 
and working with site managers and local volunteers to implement 
protective measures. Focal species include; Snowy Plovers, Wilson's 
Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Least Terns and other colonial nesting 
species. Assistant will report to and work cooperatively with Conservian 
Director to implement and conduct fieldwork. Assistant will 
professionally represent Conservian when interacting with the public, 
site managers, and partners. Assistant will record data on breeding 
pairs, habitat assessment and human-created disturbance, and erect and 
maintain posting and signing to protect nesting areas. Assistant will be 
required to keep organized field notes, complete various data forms, 
perform data entry, and supervise one Conservian intern, and local 
steward volunteers.  Qualifications: Requirements: Applicant must 
possess strong verbal communication and leadership skills, and be 
comfortable working with volunteers and the beach-going public. 
Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and adventurous, in good 
physical condition, like traveling, working in small groups, and 
independently, and be comfortable riding in small boats to access island 
survey sites. Position often requires working long hours, 6 days a week, 
including weekends. Applicant must enjoy walking many miles at remote 
locations, in hot summer temperatures on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior field 
experience and supervisory experience is required for this position. 
Plover/tern/shorebird experience preferred. 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 work sites.  Compensation: $450 per week.  
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.

OPS RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER BIOLOGIST at Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission.    Location: Kenansville, 
FL.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: More than 100 clusters 
of the federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) occur on Three 
Lakes, Triple N Ranch, and Herky Huffman Bull Creek Wildlife Management 
Areas (WMAs). Comprising over 100,000 acres, the three WMAs lie in 
Osceola County near Saint Cloud, Florida. The position described below 
works within an existing RCW management program currently carried out by 
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on the Three 
Lakes, Triple N Ranch and Herky Huffman Bull Creek WMAs and nearby 
lands. Duties: Tree/Cluster/Population Monitoring - *Annually visit more 
than 1,100 trees to monitor status, refresh paint, and accurately map, 
when necessary, using GPS. *Monitor nesting and coordinate annual nest 
census. *Actively search, through systematic surveys, for new trees and 
clusters. *Band RCW nestlings and adults and maintain banding records. 
*Identify color-banded birds for group membership, cavity occupancy, and 
translocations. Habitat Management - *Remove encroaching hardwoods from 
the vicinity of RCW trees using chemical and mechanical means. *Install 
and maintain cavity inserts and drilled starts. *Protect cavity trees 
before burning using a small tractor and mower and hand tools. 
*Coordinate and supervise a seasonal technician during the nesting 
season. Data Management - *Refine existing database and enter new data. 
*Reconcile GPS and tree data with the geodatabase. *Produce maps of 
active and inactive trees using ArcGIS. This is a year-round, full-time 
position. Qualifications: Familiarity with and interest in avian ecology 
and protected species management. Experience with GPS equipment, ArcGIS 
and spreadsheets. Keen interest in working outside, often alone and 
sometimes in harsh conditions, as well as inside with GIS software and 
databases. Ability to climb ladders up to 50' and use ATVs, chainsaws, 
tractors and hand tools. Must be able to work within an interagency team 
as well as interpret instructions and complete assignments 
independently. Good organizational skills are also a must. Preference 
will be given to candidates with prior RCW experience such as installing 
artificial cavity inserts, banding birds, and reading color bands and 
experience navigating in the woods, with ATV and 4x4 vehicles, and using 
Microsoft Access and Excel. Applicants must possess a valid driver's 
license. Compensation: $14.00/hr plus housing and utilities.  To Apply: 
Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references 
to: TINA HANNON (EM: Tina.hannon AT myfwc.com). Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission 1231 Prairie Lakes Road Kenansville, FL 
34739.

KING RAIL FIELD ASSISTANT at East Carolina University. 
  Location: Mackay 
Island National Wildlife Refuge, coastal North Carolina. Duration: 10 or 
12 weeks, depending on start date.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017.  Description: Highly 
motivated VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3 positions) sought for research 
on the ecology and behavior of breeding king rails in wetlands in and 
around Mackay Island NWR in coastal North Carolina near the Virginia 
border http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/ Duties include conducting 
callback surveys to locate breeding king rails, nest 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 preferred, but dates negotiable prior to 
starting. Pending funding, a small stipend may be available for travel 
expenses. Comfortable refuge housing with basic amenities and utilities 
will be provided free of charge.  Qualifications: Required: Candidates 
should have or be working towards a B.S. in biology, ecology, wildlife 
science, or a related field. Hard working with a positive attitude, 
sense of humor, and an interest in wetland bird ecology a must! 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 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, shared housing 
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 6th, 
2017, and continue until the positions are filled. Phone: (252) 328-6515.

SHOREBIRD MONITORING AND STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN at American Bird 
Conservancy.    Location: Bon Secour NWR, 
Alabama.  Duration: March 15 - September 15, 2017.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  Description: 
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 
several times weekly following a strict 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 in the field 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 will assist in presenting 
interpretive programs to park visitors and participate in community 
events to educate the public. The position requires 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. The position is generally 40-45 hours per week and requires working 
weekends and holidays (Memorial Day or July 4th)  –  prefer that the 
candidate work around inclement weather when possible. During some busy 
holidays and weekends, additional hours will be required and agreed upon 
at that time.  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 required. 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 and may 
include conflict resolution. 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. Report writing skills are highly desirable. 
Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for 
travel between work sites ($0.54/mile with mileage budget).  
Compensation: $2,800 per month with mileage reimbursement (with mileage 
cap) and housing stipend ($500/month). 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, reference 
the location of the position (Bon Secour), and include an unofficial 
college transcript to: KACY RAY (EM: kray AT abcbirds.org). Application 
deadline is January 27, 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to take 
international applications.

Subject: Birdjobs -- January 3, 2017
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MAPS BANDER-IN-CHARGE 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. 
  Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region. Duration: 
3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Up to 6.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Owl Moon Environmental 
Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird 
Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six 
Banders-in-Charge (BIC); the number and availability of positions is 
dependent on confirmation of project funding. The BIC will be 
responsible for 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 8 
through August 8 2017. Successful candidates will lead a crew of 2-3 
banders and will supervise, guide, and provide advanced training to 
Assistant Banders on bird-banding, aging and sexing of birds, and 
banding station operations. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to 
detail, adherence to safety requirements, and tolerance of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and an ability to 
supervise and maintain a healthy team atmosphere are required. BIC's 
will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in 
this region.  Qualifications: Successful applicants will have advanced 
skills in mist-netting, bird banding, identifying, ageing and sexing of 
landbirds in the hand, ability to identify birds by song, operation of a 
banding station, and data management, and either hold or qualify to hold 
a CWS bird-banding subpermit. NABC certification and previous experience 
with the MAPS protocol would be very useful assets. A completed 
Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology 
(or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements 
for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries 
must possess the required work visas. Applicants must hold a current, 
valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), allowing them to 
drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta.  Compensation: BIC's will be employees of 
OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$3,500 and CA$4,250 per 
month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. BIC's 
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. Accommodation will be provided. No health 
or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included.  To 
Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver's 
abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as 
references. Applications will be received until all positions are 
filled, but no later than February 28, 2017. To apply or receive further 
information please contact LIZ LADE (EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca PH: 403-542-2311).

MAPS ASSISTANT BANDER 2017 at Owl Moon Environmental Inc. 
  Location: Fort McMurray Alberta and Region.  
Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: Up to 6.  
Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Owl Moon Environmental 
Inc. (OMEI; http://www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird 
Populations (IBP; http://www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six 
Assistant Banders; the number and availability of positions is dependent 
on confirmation of project funding. The Assistant Bander 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 8 through 
August 8 2017. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long and 
sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and help maintain 
a healthy team atmosphere. Assistant Banders will adhere to safety and 
industrial site requirements for working in this region. Applicants must 
hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or equivalent), 
allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta.  Qualifications: Prior 
banding experience and an ability to identify birds by sight and song 
are required. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, 
zoology, environmental studies or equivalent will be an asset; a 
completed Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, 
or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet 
requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from 
other countries must possess the required work visas.  Compensation: 
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. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits 
beyond those described herein will be included.  To Apply: Applications 
must include a cover letter, resume, driver's abstract, and the name and 
contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be 
received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 
2017. To apply or receive further information please contact LIZ LADE 
(EM: llade AT owlmoon.ca PH: 403-542-2311).

FOREST BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society.  
  Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Duration: 18 weeks.  
Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1. Application Deadline: 29 Jan 
2017.  Description: The Forest Bird Technician will support our research 
and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers and other 
bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The goals of the program are to 
deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase local nest success 
of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and reduce nest-parasitism 
by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The technician will help build, deploy and 
monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling and adult 
Prothonotary Warblers, and coordinate volunteer project days. The 
technician will also help relocate banded birds, retrieve geolocators 
that were deployed during the 2016 breeding season, and deploy 
additional geolocators and/or nanotags during 2017. The position will 
start on approximately 13 March 2016, and will require working a minimum 
of 40 hours per week over the course of 18 weeks. The position will 
require work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and 
weekends as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon 
Louisiana's Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of 
Bird Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana 
staff to:**Monitor nesting activity and record detailed data on nest 
productivity **Band adults and nestlings, and record morphometric 
information **Resight color-banded birds and retrieve geolocators **Set 
up video cameras to record nestling provisioning **Enter data and 
prepare interim reports **Coordinate work duties with Audubon WINGs 
interns and volunteers **Engage local communities, organize volunteer 
events, and use social media to increase awareness of the need to 
protect a species of conservation concern **Help organize and facilitate 
nest box building workshops **Interact with citizen scientists and 
provide guidance in nest monitoring protocols **Plan and execute 
specific tasks, sometimes independently of a direct supervisor.  
Qualifications: **Must have or be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in 
Ornithology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Ecology, or related 
field **Experience in monitoring birds **Nest searching, bird banding, 
and nest productivity monitoring **Knowledge of conservation methods in 
forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration 
techniques **Experience implementing new projects and engaging 
volunteers **Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral 
communication skills **Self-motivated and reliable; ability to work 
unsupervised **Must have strong organizational skills and great 
attention to detail **Ability to both lead and work as a team **Must be 
comfortable interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner 
organizations **Must be willing to work long hours outside under 
physically demanding conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) 
**Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word, Access 
and PowerPoint) **Must have a valid Driver's License and personal 
vehicle.  Compensation: $12/hr.  To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, 
resume, and three references to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3037/forest-bird-technician/job 
Questions may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).

FOREST BIRD INTERN at Audubon Louisiana - National Audubon Society. 
  Location: Baton Rouge, LA.  Duration: 12 
weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application 
Deadline: 05 Feb 2017.  Description: The Forest Bird Intern will support 
our research and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers 
and other bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The Forest Bird Intern 
will learn from experts in the field of conservation and avian ecology 
while gaining exposure to research, monitoring, and education 
techniques. This internship is a great opportunity to intimately study 
and protect a charismatic species of conservation concern. The goals of 
the program are to deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase 
local nest success of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and 
reduce nest-parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The intern will help 
deploy and monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling 
and adult Prothonotary Warblers, and assist with volunteer project days 
and training citizen scientists. The internship will start on 
approximately 15 May 2017, and will require working a minimum of 20 
hours per week over the course of 12 weeks. The position will require 
work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and weekends 
as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's 
Avian Biologist, and working closely with our Director of Bird 
Conservation, the Forest Bird Intern will assist Audubon Louisiana staff 
to: **Construct and deploy nest boxes; **Monitor nesting activity and 
record detailed data on nest productivity; **Band adults and nestlings, 
and record morphometric information; **Set up video cameras to record 
nestling provisioning; **Enter data and prepare interim reports; 
**Engage local communities, organize volunteer events, and use social 
media to increase awareness of the need to protect a species of 
conservation concern. As a result of this internship experience, interns 
will gain: **Skills in bird identification, nest searching, bird 
banding, and nest productivity monitoring; **Experience implementing new 
projects and engaging volunteers; **Knowledge of conservation methods in 
forested habitats, such as conservation easements and restoration 
techniques; **Opportunities to make connections and learn from 
environmental professionals; **An understanding of the role of 
partnerships in conservation planning and implementation; **Knowledge of 
forest systems in southern Louisiana; **Experience in research, data 
analysis and writing; **Skills in planning and executing specific tasks 
in a professional environment.  Qualifications: **Excellent 
interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills; **Must 
be willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding 
conditions (hot, humid, biting insects); **Must be comfortable 
interacting with the public and staff of multiple partner organizations; 
**Must have strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. 
Compensation: Approximately $8/hr.  To Apply: Please submit a Cover 
Letter, Resume, and Three References to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3036/science-intern/job Questions 
may be sent to KATIE PERCY (EM: kpercy AT audubon.org).

VOLUNTEER WHITE-EYE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at University of Miami.  
Location: Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands.  Duration: Approximately 
10 weeks, from late-April to late-June, 2017.  Job Type: Volunteer.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017.  Description: 
A field research assistant is needed to aid in an ongoing research 
project examining the hybridization dynamics of two species of Zosterops 
White-eyes on Kolombangara Island in the Solomon Islands. The field 
assistant will aid in mist-netting and banding birds, conducting field 
surveys, and in recording songs and behavioral observations.  
Qualifications: Previous avian field experience with mist-netting is 
preferred. Applicants must be highly self-motivated and have the ability 
to withstand tough field conditions and lack of privacy. We will be 
camping most of the time in a tropical forest, with no access to basic 
facilities or electricity, and cooking by campfire. This fieldwork also 
involves navigating difficult terrain up and down a mountainside, often 
in wet and rainy conditions. The assistant will work closely with a 
field research team including local Solomon Islanders. Applicants must 
also bring their own tent and other basic backpacking/camping/rain 
gear.  Compensation: All food, lodging (camping and reserve access 
fees), and travel costs within the Solomon Islands will be covered. 
Applicants are responsible for their own round-trip travel to and from 
Honiara (the capital of the Solomon Islands).  To Apply: Applications 
will be accepted until Jan 31st or until the position is filled. Please 
contact SARAH COWLES (EM: scowles AT bio.miami.edu) if interested in 
applying and include a CV/resume, 2 references, and a cover letter 
highlighting relevant experience.

FIELD SUPERVISOR--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma.  
  Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma.  
Duration: 4 mos. from ~1 May 2017.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  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 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: solid 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: $2,500-2,900/mo. Housing provided.  To Apply: 
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. 
Background checks will be made for employment and housing. Review of 
applications will begin by mid-late January.

FIELD TECHNICIAN--AVIAN BIOLOGIST at University of Central Oklahoma.  
  Location: Fort Sill M.R., Oklahoma.  
Duration: Beginning ~1 May 2017; approximate 3 and 4 mo. positions.  Job 
Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 3. Application Deadline: 20 Feb 
2017.  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 mountainous ecosystem in 
the southern plains, and hold the only large viable population of 
Black-capped Vireos in Oklahoma. Approximate 3 and 4 month positions. 
Housing provided. Qualifications: Individual should have: solid 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: 
$2,000-2,200/mo. contingent on skill level. Housing provided; also 
travel expenses on site.  To Apply: 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. Background checks will be made for 
employment, housing and access to Base. Application review will begin by 
mid-late January.

AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN/FELLOWSHIP at Oregon State University. 
  Location: Corvallis, OR, and Roseburg, 
OR.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 4.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: The Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University and USDA Forest 
Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station invite applications for 
research fellows to deploy and monitor autonomous recording units (ARUs) 
in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories as part of a graduate 
research project determining the efficacy of using ARUs to establish 
presence or absence of forest owl species. These are full time, fixed 
term, seasonal fellowships hired through the Oak Ridge Institute for 
Science and Education (ORISE; http://orise.orau.gov), with starting 
dates of March 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017 (depending on study area) and an 
ending date of June 30, 2017 to July 21, 2017. The selected applicants 
will be ORISE fellows, and mentored/supervised by an Oregon State 
University graduate student with oversight by the USDA Forest Service. 
Participation in this program requires driving Federally-owned vehicles 
on primitive forest roads and navigating difficult terrain on foot to 
access ARUs in remote locations. The fellow must be able to work under 
the supervision of a graduate student, but conduct duties independently 
in an isolated environment following an established protocol to deploy, 
monitor, and collect ARUs throughout the season. Orienteering skills 
using of topographic maps, compass, and handheld GPS units are 
essential. The work is physically strenuous and involves working and 
hiking in rain, snow, heat, and on steep, brushy slopes. The fellow must 
work as a team member and may be required to live and work in close 
quarters and in isolated settings for extended periods of time. Job 
Duties: Deploy, monitor, and retrieve autonomous recording units from 
remote GPS locations in historic Northern Spotted Owl territories. 
Maintain accurate field notes, care for field equipment and government 
vehicles. Determine vegetation characteristics and physiography of ARU 
deployment locations. Perform office work including data entry, 
uploading and storing data collected from ARUs, scanning recordings for 
vocalizations, maintaining field notes, and coordinating work with 
crewmates. Complete all required in-person and online training. Perform 
other duties as assigned. Opportunities may arise to assist U.S. Forest 
Service employees with ongoing surveys for birds including Northern 
Spotted Owls, butterflies, amphibians and more. Fellows may also have 
the opportunity to spend some portion of the season monitoring recorders 
in multiple study areas. Most duties will be performed during daylight 
hours, but night work may be necessary at times, so comfort working and 
driving at night is required. All duties must be performed with a high 
degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. This is a full time 
appointment which requires 40 hours per week. The fellow will work 
varying time schedules throughout the season, with work being done 
during the day, night, and/or early morning. Location: Please note there 
are two study areas. The applicant must indicate their preferred study 
area when applying. a) Siuslaw National Forest, Eugene BLM, and Salem 
BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of Corvallis or Eugene, OR area. 
b) Roseburg BLM, and Coos Bay BLM lands in western Oregon – based out of 
Roseburg, OR area.  Qualifications: **Previous field experience should 
include orienteering skills including the use of maps, compass, and 
handheld GPS units. **Above average physical fitness, willingness to 
work required hours. **Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle with 
automatic or manual transmission. **Strong attention to detail. 
**Ability to conduct work independently or as part of a team as the 
situation demands. **Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. 
**Ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research 
team. **Interest in owl or general avian life history, demographics and 
habitat use. **Bachelor's degree in Wildlife or a closely related field 
preferred.  Compensation: Fellows will receive $2,200/month which 
includes housing stipend. Employer-provided health insurance is 
available for fellows.  To Apply: If interested, please send a letter of 
interest that includes your study area preferences, a resume that 
includes names, phone numbers and email address of at least 3 
references, and unofficial college transcripts as email attachments 
(preferably in a single PDF) to LEILA DUCHAC (EM: 
leila.duchac AT oregonstate.edu) by January 15, 2016. These positions will 
be filled as suitable candidates are found. Please contact the same 
email address with any questions about the position.

COASTAL BIRD TECHNICIAN at Audubon Louisiana/National Audubon Society.  
  Location: Grand Isle, LA and Cameron, LA.  
Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2-4.  
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017. Description: Position Summary: South 
Louisiana is a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and 
beachgoers. Birds including Least Terns and Wilson's Plovers nest on 
these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational 
users of private and public lands. In partnership with the American Bird 
Conservancy, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and 
other organizations, Coastal Bird Technicians will help buffer 
beach-nesting bird sites against the threats of human disturbance, while 
incorporating the community into protection efforts and providing 
outreach and education to visitors. The program will have a strong 
bird-monitoring component, which will involve tracking nests, chicks, 
and their fates, to understand the impacts of human disturbance, 
predation, and other environmental stresses on breeding productivity. 
Supervised by Audubon Louisiana's Director of Bird Conservation, Coastal 
Bird Technicians will demonstrate and gain skills in outreach and 
education, as well as have opportunities to intimately study and protect 
charismatic beach-nesting bird species. We will hire 1 or 2 full-time 
seasonal positions based in Grand Isle and 1 or 2 full-time seasonal 
positions based in Cameron Parish. The positions will start in early 
April and terminate in early August. Essential Functions: Coastal Bird 
Technicians will work with Audubon Louisiana staff, volunteers, and 
partners to help protect and monitor the breeding of Least Terns and 
Wilson's Plovers on Grand Isle and Elmer's Island in southeastern 
Louisiana, or in Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Duties will 
include: - Posting and fencing nesting sites, monitoring disturbance 
rates, colony size, nest and chick fates, and fledging rates to 
determine productivity. - Engaging local communities, organizing 
volunteer events, and using social media to increase awareness around 
the protection of sensitive beach-nesting birds. - Conducting 
educational programs for visiting beachgoers. - Entering data and 
supporting the preparation of reports. - Exact combinations of 
responsibilities may vary among positions, but will require working 
during early mornings and late evenings, on weekends and holidays, and 
in the Louisiana summer heat. - Work weeks will average 40 hours per 
week across the term of employment, but may be more or less and 
unpredictable each week, depending on program needs.  Qualifications: - 
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, 
Environmental Education, or a related field required. - At least one 
season of work experience in avian ecology or coastal ecosystems; 
experience banding birds without supervision is a plus. - Excellent 
interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills. - Must 
be willing to work long hours outside under physically demanding 
conditions (hot, humid, biting insects) and to live in group field 
housing (provided). - Must be comfortable interacting with the public 
and staff of multiple partner organizations. - Must have strong 
organizational skills and great attention to detail. Proficiency with 
Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. - 
Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle are required for 
travel between housing and nearby work sites. Travel will be reimbursed 
at the current federal rate. - Must be willing to live on Grand Isle, LA 
or in Cameron Parish, LA through provided housing. Must properly 
maintain field equipment and keep supplies and materials organized.  
Compensation: $10-15/hr, depending on experience.  To Apply: Please 
submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to: 
https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3038/coastal-bird-technician/job 
Questions can be referred to ERIK JOHNSON (EM: ejohnson AT audubon.org).

GOLDEN EAGLE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at U.S. Geological Survey. Location: 
San Diego, CA.  Duration: January 2017 – July 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2017.  
Description: The USGS is immediately seeking a Golden Eagle Research 
Technicians (equivalent to GS-5) for a Golden Eagle occupancy study. 
Duties will include Golden Eagle occupancy surveys, including locating 
and monitoring nests and evaluating nest success; collecting and 
processing camera data; data entry; and maintaining field equipment.  
Qualifications: Experience with Golden Eagle or other raptor surveys and 
nest monitoring is preferred. The occupancy and nest monitoring surveys 
involve hiking up and down steep and heavily vegetated and/or rocky 
terrain in remote areas for much of the day. Possible hazards include 
rattlesnakes, biting insects, spiders, poison oak, and cactus. 
Experience with driving 4WD vehicles, computer and file management, 
spotting scopes, field methods, and techniques for conducting research 
on avian populations is desirable. Applicants must be able to navigate 
in the field using a map and/or GPS and experience collecting data with 
Trimble Juno PDA's is a plus. Incumbent will be required to work both 
independently and as a team member. Incumbent will be expected to enter 
data into spreadsheets and databases, and compile and organize field 
data. Incumbent will work throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside 
Counties. Applicants must be willing to work long hours, early mornings 
and some weekends as needed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, possess a 
valid driver's license, and have a college degree in ecology or biology. 
Housing is not provided. Compensation: Equivalent to GS-5.  To Apply: If 
interested please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of 
3 references via email to: MELANIE MADDEN (EM: mmadden AT usgs.gov). THIS 
IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY; we will provide further information on the 
required application process. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and 
qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, 
marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, 
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides 
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN (AMERICORPS) at Washington Service Corps with 
through Center for Natural Lands Management. 
 
Location: Olympia, WA.  Duration: 6 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2017. Description: Avian 
Field Technician needed to assist CNLM with bird monitoring projects on 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and other South Puget Sound ownerships. 
Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened 
streaked horned lark, western bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; 2) 
radio-telemetry of larks; and 3) monitoring species abundance and 
habitat relationships of breeding bird communities in prairie and oak 
woodland habitats. The technician will coordinate volunteers monitoring 
nest boxes. Other 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 and banding bluebirds. 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 position will also 
support habitat restoration activities, which may include invasive plant 
control, woodland understory enhancement and controlled burning.  
Qualifications: Only open to U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent 
resident. 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. The technician should be able to 
identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or 
quickly learn. Successful applicant will need to submit to a criminal 
background check. Compensation: A taxable monthly stipend of $1,195 
provided by Washington Service Corp. Upon successful completion of 
service, eligible members receive an educational award of $2,887.50. 
Basic health care provided.  To Apply: Applications are only submitted 
through Washington Service Corps 
(https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70682&fromSearch=true). 

Applicants can contact GARY SLATER (EM: gslater AT cnlm.org), Avian 
Conservation Program Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management (PH: 
305-213-8829) to obtain more information.

SAGE-GROUSE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at University of Montana.  Location: 
Roundup, MT.  Duration: 4.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 4.  Application Deadline: 20 Feb 2017.  Description: 
Sage-Grouse Research Technicians (4) needed. Two are needed from Mar 20 
– Aug. 4, 2017, and 2 are needed from Apr 3 – Aug 4, 2017 (With a 
probable extension of 2 positions until Sept 1, 2017), for a greater 
sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). 
The study assesses demographics and resource selection in greater 
sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct 
effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This 
collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research 
Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark 
Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, 
College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and 
Science Advisor to NRCS's Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, 
Ph.D., The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation. 
Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting early 
morning lek counts (before sunrise; March through May), night-time 
spotlighting capture of sage-grouse hens and/or chicks and marking them 
with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring 
nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection 
of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field 
vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Successful 
applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range 
field technicians as needed. The range and sage-grouse technicians are 
considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily 
duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary. 
Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, "gumbo" roads, 
wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Hiking of up to several 
miles a day through sagebrush, on uneven terrain, and in hot 
temperatures may be necessary to monitor grouse, as well as driving 
several hours a day in a pickup truck. Work schedule is extremely 
dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long 
days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work 
shifts, and unpredictable days off –  applicants must be willing to work 
when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. Successful 
candidates will be hired through the University of Montana's Cooperative 
Wildlife Research Unit.  Qualifications: Preference will be given to 
applicants with experience in radiotelemetry, operation of 4WD trucks 
and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, operating GPS units and with First 
Aid / CPR certification. If you do not have current First Aid / CPR 
certification, you will need to become certified before arriving to 
begin work. Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural 
area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and 
livestock producers. A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all 
day in remote areas, self-motivation, good physical condition, and a 
sense of humor are a must. Field technicians must have great 
interpersonal and communication skills. Compensation: The position has a 
monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing, free utilities 
and internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. 
Benefits that are included are the endless vistas of central Montana, 
abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) 
drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal 
wildlife viewing and wildlife research experience.  To Apply: 
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20, 2017 however the positions 
will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found. To apply, email 
a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word 
attachment to LORELLE BERKELEY (EM: lberkeley AT mt.gov) AND MARK 
SZCZYPINSKI (EM: mszczypinski.fwp AT gmail.com). The subject heading of 
your email should read "Sage-Grouse Research Technician Application". 
Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: 
Smith_John-Sage Grouse Research Technician). Failure to follow these 
instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please 
mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and 
direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone 
(PH: 406-320-2529). ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable 
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with 
disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative 
format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and 
women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities 
preference in accordance with state law.

BREEDING BIRD POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN at Conservation Management 
Institute, Virginia Tech.  Location: Virginia (statewide). Duration: 8 
weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: up to 8.  Application 
Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Description: The Conservation 
Management Institute at Virginia Tech is looking for qualified field 
technicians to conduct bird surveys in Virginia in the summer of 2017. 
This will be year one of a four-year effort to survey breeding birds 
throughout the entire state of Virginia. Surveyors will document bird 
species by sight and sound from road-based point count locations 
following an established protocol. This position requires completion of 
a one-week training session in Virginia (location to be decided) before 
deploying to various locations throughout the state. Responsibilities: 
Technicians will be responsible for collecting data for a statewide 
avian point count survey. They will work independently collecting data 
in the field as part of a larger team effort. Surveyors will also be 
expected to follow directions to point count locations along roads, 
complete surveys following a set protocol, and provide all field 
collected information to a central office.  Qualifications: Required 
Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated experience in the identification of 
birds by sight and sound (2) Experience in using topographic maps, GPS 
and compass for navigation in the field 3) Must have reliable 
transportation (personal vehicle) and pass a driver's license check 4) 
Must be able to pass visual and oral exam on birds of Virginia 5) Must 
attend training session in VA prior to field season. Preferred 
Qualifications: 1) A degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife 
Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field 2) 
Willingness to occasionally travel overnight and camp or stay in 
primitive housing.  Compensation: $12-15/hour (commensurate with 
experience) plus weekly travel stipend.  To Apply: Send resume, cover 
letter and 3 references to (EM: virginiabirdsurvey AT vt.edu). At least two 
of the references should be able to attest to applicable field 
experience. Please apply by January 20, 2017.

GYRFALCON FIELD BIOLOGIST at The Peregrine Fund. 
  Location: Nome, Alaska. Duration: 
Approximately 1 May - 15 Aug 2017.  Job Type: Temporary. Number of 
Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: The 
Peregrine Fund is recruiting for one position as a seasonal field 
biologist. The position requires a highly skilled wildlife biologist 
capable of working in remote conditions to conduct ground and aerial 
surveys for Gyrfalcons and other nesting raptors; work as a member of a 
2-person crew in the collection and synthesis of field data; and work in 
collaboration with biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and 
Game and other partners. This position offers unparalleled scenery, 
exciting fieldwork, and a unique Alaska experience, but applicants must 
understand that field conditions will include the best and worst that 
Alaska has to offer, and long hours are required. Primary duties will 
include: surveys for nesting Gyrfalcons and raptors; climbing into nests 
with rock climbing techniques; handling nestling Gyrfalcons for banding 
and biological sampling; installation and maintenance of motion 
sensitive cameras at nests; collection of prey remains and pellets; prey 
surveys; driving a 4WD pickup and ATV.  Qualifications: Required 
qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent field capabilities and 
the ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in severe 
field conditions to include below-freezing weather, strong winds, and 
clouds of mosquitoes. Ability to get along with a co-worker and project 
volunteers while maintaining a positive attitude for three months is 
key. Experience surveying for birds, preferably raptors. Experience in 
outdoor rock climbing. Solid bird ID skills. Excellent physical 
condition, able to carry heavy backpacks over uneven terrain in 
inclement weather. Backpacking and backcountry navigation. U.S. driver's 
license and ability to drive 4WD. Legal status to work in the USA 
Desired qualifications: Surveying and banding raptors. Knowledge of safe 
use of an ATV. Photography skills a plus. Practice living in a small 
space and contributing to household chores (e.g., cooking, emptying the 
honey bucket) is important.  Compensation: A stipend equal to $1500 per 
month is offered, depending on qualifications, plus airfare, lodging in 
Nome, and food expenses.  To Apply: Send via email a single file 
attachment (PDF preferred) including: a cover letter clearly stating 
your qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 references to 
DAVID ANDERSON (EM: danderson AT peregrinefund.org). Name the file, 
"LastName_FirstName_GyrTechnician.".

CENTRAL LAKE ERIE BASIN PROJECT MANAGER at The Nature Conservancy. 
  Location: Rock Creek, Ohio. Duration: .  Job 
Type: Permanent.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  Description: The 
Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager directs some or all aspects of 
protection, science, stewardship, and community relations throughout 
northeast Ohio focused on the tributary watersheds and coastal areas of 
central Lake Erie. The Project Manager leads efforts to identify and 
engage partners for prioritized conservation, restoration, and 
cooperative management of land in the region and supervises the 
Northeast Ohio Preserves Manager, grant funded staff, and volunteers. 
Working with Conservancy colleagues and conservation partners, the 
Project Manager establishes overall conservation vision and priorities 
for Northeast Ohio, and develops and implements a broad array of 
conservation strategies aimed at abating threats with a primary focus on 
conservation targets of northeast Ohio and conserving and restoring the 
streams, wetlands and surrounding lands of the region. The Nature 
Conservancy works with partners on restoration projects in this region 
and the Project Manager will develop cooperative projects and pursue 
funding for implementation. The Project Manager oversees the management 
of TNC's six nature preserves totaling over 2,000 acres in northeast 
Ohio and lead youth engagement at the developing Nature Center at the 
Grand River Conservation Campus. The Project Manager will also move 
forward new initiatives to increase cooperation with both public and 
private stakeholders and explore urban conservation work. The Project 
Manager is a principal contact to government agencies, other 
conservation organizations, and the academic community in Northeast 
Ohio. The Central Lake Erie Basin Project Manager is based in Northeast 
Ohio with a significant presence at The Nature Conservancy's Grand River 
Conservation Campus in Rock Creek, Ohio and reports to the Lake Erie 
Conservation Director.  Qualifications: **BA/BS degree and 5 years' 
experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of 
education and experience. **Experience managing complex or multiple 
projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. 
**Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting 
objectives and managing performance. **Experience developing 
partnerships (partners, community, government). **Ability to recognize 
plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities. 
**Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land 
management and natural resource preservation. Proven interpersonal, 
communication and negotiation skills.  To Apply: All resumes must be 
received through the Conservancy's online system prior to 11:59 p.m. EST 
on January 27, 2017.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNICIAN at Bioacoustic Unit - University of 
Alberta.    Location: Edmonton and Northern 
Alberta, Canada.  Duration: 4 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 4 - 6.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: 
Technicians will be working with acoustic recording technology to survey 
rare animals and species-at-risk in the boreal forest of Alberta. Other 
duties include vegetation surveys, soil sampling and installing water 
and weather monitoring equipment.  Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years 
working in remote conditions is preferable. Technicians must be able to 
hike long distances (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads (up to 50 lbs.), 
and tolerate inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants with the 
following skills 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. Long and variable work 
days are commonplace. Applicants should be independent, self-starters, 
problem-solvers, and have a positive attitude. Canadian citizens or 
applicants with a valid work permit will be accepted.  Compensation: 
$2500 - $3000 / month (depending on experience).  To apply please send a 
CV along with 3 references to both: HEDWIG LANKAU,Lab Coordinator (EM: 
hedwig AT ualberta.ca) AND ALEX MACPHAIL, Research Coordinator (EM: 
agmacpha AT ualberta.ca) Application deadline is March 31st, 2017 or until 
positions are filled.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER MICHIGAN INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center.  Location: Mio, Michigan.  Duration: 2-3 months.  Job Type: 
Intern.  Number of Openings: 3-5.  Description: Kirtland's Warbler 
Michigan Interns (3-5) needed May to July (specific dates vary). We are 
looking several experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian 
Migratory Bird Center's ongoing research of the endangered Kirtland's 
Warbler in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, near Mio, MI. Most 
positions start May 15th and end July 15th, but need at least one person 
to start May 1 and end July 31. Two ongoing projects are happening this 
year as part of this research. The first entails a large-scale field 
experiment in which we will reduce the number of Brown-headed Cowbird 
traps in four different areas and determine the resulting rates of nest 
parasitism. Using these data, we will be able to determine the effective 
range of a cowbird trap and also inform a population model that will 
help us determine what amount of cowbird parasitism the population could 
withstand. The other project involves relocating individuals 
radio-tagged in The Bahamas as they arrive onto the Michigan breeding 
grounds, and following them through the breeding season. These data will 
be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering grounds 
carry-over to affect reproductive success. Fieldwork will involve 
closely following male and female Kirtland's to find nests, nest 
monitoring, vegetation measurements around the nest, cowbird surveys, 
re-sighting color-banded individuals, and possibly some radio-tracking 
and help with catching birds.  Qualifications: Top applicants will have 
previous experience following songbirds to find nests, re-sighting small 
color banded birds, radio-telemetry, conducting standardized point 
counts, and living and working with a field team. Please clearly 
highlight your experience in these or related areas in your cover 
letter. To be successful in this position, interns will need to be 
flexible, independently motivated, show strong initiative, and be 
willing and physically able to spend long days navigating dense stands 
of Jack Pines with cold mornings, hot afternoons, and buggy conditions 6 
days per week for the duration of the season. Compensation: Interns will 
receive a stipend of $1500 per month. Housing will be provided at no 
cost. Transportation to and from the nearest airport (if necessary) and 
while in the field will also be provided.  To apply, please send a 
1-page cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information 
for 3 references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: 
kiwajob AT gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Michigan Intern" in 
the subject line of the email. If available and interested, please feel 
free to apply for our related project in The Bahamas occurring just 
prior to this project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (SHOREBIRD AND SEABIRD MOVEMENT STUDIES) at 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Location: Charlestown, Rhode 
Island.  Duration: Approx. 5 months, with possibility of extension. Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 
2017.  Description: Research technicians (2) and Field Crew Leader (1) 
needed to assist with movement studies of federally-threatened piping 
plovers, federally-endangered roseate terns, and common terns throughout 
the southern New England/mid Atlantic coast in partnership the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. These 
seasonal positions will start in early April and continue until 
mid-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; conducting land based and boat-based 
radio telemetry; collecting foraging ecology 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. 
Work Location: Field crew will be based in southern RI, but positions 
require extensive travel throughout the southern New 
England/mid-Atlantic coast. May be required to spend up to 4 weeks 
living in rustic field camps on remote islands with no running water and 
limited to no electricity.  Qualifications: Top applicants will have 
experience with avian (especially shorebird and tern) field research, 
demonstrated experience working reliably as part of a field team, 
willingness 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. 
Applicants for Crew Leader position must have demonstrated supervisory 
and construction experience. Applicants must also possess a valid 
driver's license, be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing 
occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to field sites 
when necessary if project vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage 
reimbursed at $0.54/mile).  Compensation: Research Technicians: 
$2,700/month. Field Crew Leader: $3,200/month. Shared field housing or 
housing stipend provided.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, 
resume/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 Technician Application: your last name' as the subject line of 
the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and hiring 
may occur before deadline. Please specify which position you are 
applying for (Research Technician or Field Crew Leader).

INTRO TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.  
  Location: Kendalia, TX.  Duration: 6 
to 12 months.  Job Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 16.  Application 
Deadline: 01 Jan 2018.  Description: History: Established in 1977, 
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) is a non-profit organization 
that receives over 6,000 wild animals per year for rehabilitation and 
release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for more than 600 
resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, non-native wildlife (large 
mammals, primates, reptiles and birds) and farmed animals. Wildlife 
Rescue is located on 212 acres in beautiful Texas Hill Country, near 
Austin and San Antonio. Description: This program is designed as an 
introduction to wildlife rehabilitation for individuals who have some 
previous experience in wildlife rehabilitation or animal care and are 
interested in learning and developing basic skills required when 
pursuing a career in these fields. The 6- month program combines 
hands-on training and related classroom instruction during which 
participants will learn the practical skills and theoretical knowledge 
required in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation and animal care. The 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Apprentice (WRA) concentrates on the care and 
rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native Texas wildlife, with some 
attention to domesticated farmed animals, companion animals and 
non-native small animals. Participants in the Spring/ Summer programs 
can expect to spend long, demanding shifts in the hospital caring for 
large numbers of infant animals; the Fall/Winter program participants 
will see fewer numbers and variety of animals in the hospital but will 
have the opportunity to spend a larger percentage of time on observation 
and enrichment. This program is a prerequisite for most other WRR 
training programs, including: Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation, Advanced 
Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Sanctuary Caretaker, and Companion 
Animal Welfare. The Spring and Summer training classes are recommended 
for those individuals with existing rehabilitation experience, as the 
high volume of animals during spring and summer seasons requires a rapid 
learning curve and intense skill development. For individuals with 
little to no previous wildlife experience, we recommend applying for the 
Fall/Winter program. Qualifications: Requirements: - Minimum 6-12 months 
previous wildlife rehabilitation experience required - Bachelor's degree 
required, animal-related field preferred - Commitment to completion of 
the 6 month program - Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and 
holidays - Ability to work long hours (50-70 hours per week) in all 
weather conditions - Ability to lift 50lbs, twist and bend, and spend 
long periods of time on your feet - Capable of handling physically, 
mentally and emotionally stressful situations - Competent in working 
independently and as part of a team - Possess a strong personal work 
ethic, positive attitude and high level of integrity - Meningitis, 
Tetanus and Rabies pre-exposure vaccines are required - Valid driver's 
license and clean driving record are required.  Compensation: A monthly 
stipend of $250 dollars is granted. On-site housing is provided.  To 
Apply: Availability: The Spring/Summer program begins February of each 
year. Applications for this program are accepted year-round. If you are 
interested in applying for this training program, please fax, mail or 
email a resume, letter of interest, and one professional letter of 
reference to the address below. Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Attn: 
Apprentice Supervisor P.O. Box 369 Kendalia TX 78027 (EM: 
education AT wildlife-rescue.org FX: 830-336-3733).

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR at Tracy Aviary.   
Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 5/23/17 to 8/25/17.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  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 23, 2017, and end no 
sooner than Friday, August 25, 2017. 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. Applicants 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: $9 per hour.  To Apply: 
Position available starting May 23, 2017. Open until filled. 
Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. 
Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references 
to ANNE TERRY, Education Manager, (EM: annet AT tracyaviary.org). Visit 
www.tracyaviary.org for more information about Tracy Aviary.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER BAHAMAS FIELD INTERN at Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center.  Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas.  Duration: 5 weeks.  Job 
Type: Intern.  Number of Openings: 2.  Description: Kirtland's Warbler 
Volunteer Interns (2) needed March 25th – May 1st. We are looking for 
two experienced field interns to assist with the Smithsonian Migratory 
Bird Center's ongoing research on the endangered Kirtland's Warbler in 
The Bahamas. Our research entails capturing individuals and attaching 
radio-transmitters to them so that we can later relocate the same 
individuals on the breeding grounds after spring migration. These data 
will be used to test hypotheses about how conditions on the wintering 
grounds impact reproductive success in Michigan. All fieldwork will take 
place on Cat Island, The Bahamas. Cat Island is a small, sparsely 
populated island with many miles of beautiful beaches. As the island is 
remote, applicants will need to be flexible with diet and housing 
conditions. Field conditions can be difficult and include walking 
through occasionally buggy (mosquitoes, sand flies) and very dense 
scrubby vegetation. Schedule will vary but plan to spend at least 8-10 
hours per day, six days a week, in the field.  Qualifications: The top 
applicants will have previous experience setting up mist nets, 
re-sighting color banded birds, radio-tracking, vegetation/insect 
surveys, living and working with a field team. To be successful in this 
position, all interns will need to be flexible, committed to obtaining 
quality data, have well-developed communication skills, as well as 
willing and physically able to spend long, hot days with buggy 
conditions 6 days per week for the duration of the project. Please 
clearly highlight your experience in these or related areas in your 
cover letter. All applicants need to have a passport, or the ability to 
get one quickly, that is valid for at least 6 months past the end of the 
project.  Compensation: Positions are volunteer, but all expenses (i.e., 
airfare, housing, food) are covered by the project. Non-US residents 
will be considered but only from countries that do not require special 
visas for travel to The Bahamas. Only airfare from the US (and possibly 
Canada) will be covered by the project.  To apply, please send a 1-page 
cover letter and a 1-3 page Resume/CV with contact information for 3 
references as a single .pdf file to DR. NATHAN W. COOPER (EM: kiwajob AT 
gmail.com). Please put "Your_Last_Name Bahamas Intern" in the subject 
line of the email. If available and interested, please feel free to 
apply for our related project in Michigan occurring just after this 
project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

CAMP AND INTERPRETATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP at Tracy Aviary. 
  Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Duration: 
5/23/17 to 8/25/17.  Job Type: Intern.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 
2017.  Description: Position begins Tuesday, May 23rd and ends no sooner 
than August 25th 2017. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training 
and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best 
practices, program facilitation, and interpretation. Interns will 
primarily assist in the daily facilitation of summer camps, covering a 
wide variety of ecological topics through activities that incorporate 
elements such as art, physical activity, and exploration of Tracy 
Aviary's grounds. Primary duties for this position will include: 1. 
Preparing materials and assisting in teaching engaging summer camp 
programs for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. 2. 
Lead-facilitating one week of camps as a culmination of the summer 
experience. 3. Facilitating exhibit interpretation and other educational 
programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. 4. Developing and implementing a 
capstone internship project. 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. QUALIFICATIONS Must speak, 
read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but 
not required. 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. 
We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with 
audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen 
their connection to the natural world. Visit www.tracyaviary.org for 
more information regarding Tracy Aviary. COMMITMENT 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, 
Monday through Friday for the entire duration of service. Interns must 
secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. 
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, Education Manager (EM: 
annet AT tracyaviary.org).

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. 
  Location: Colorado. Duration: 2.5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 8. Application 
Deadline: 28 Feb 2017.  Description: Avian Field Biologists (8) – The 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists 
to conduct point counts throughout the state of Colorado. The position 
will run from approximately May 3rd through mid-July with the 
possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 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 the state of Colorado while 
advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Please visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/ 
for additional information. Successful candidates must be able to attend 
a mandatory 7 day paid training beginning in early May. 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 all avian 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: Compensation: Hourly 
wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending on experience. 
Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the possibility of 
some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 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 in early 
January and positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY HAWK COUNTER at Michigan Audubon. 
  Location: Whitefish Point, Paradise, 
MI.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Located in Michigan's 
Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior, Whitefish Point is the 
premier migration watch site in the state. Whitefish Point Bird 
Observatory, a program of Michigan Audubon, is seeking a Spring 
Migration Hawk Counter that can provide accurate raptor identification 
and reporting, while providing educational interpretation to site 
visitors. Applicant must possess strong raptor and general bird 
identification skills, including aging, and prior hawkwatch experience 
is highly preferred. Duties include conducting the daily count, 
interacting with visitors, completion of field data forms, and posting 
daily results. Preparing and conducting an end of season presentation 
and/or reports are also required. While the position requires a great 
deal of independence, it will be supported by staff from Michigan 
Audubon's headquarters. Consistent, clear, professional communication 
with supervisors, colleagues, stakeholders, and visitors is a must. This 
is a seasonal position from 15 March to 7 June and overtime may be 
required. Qualifications:  **Familiarity with hawk migration and 
experience identifying all eastern North American raptors is required. 
**Enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated self-starter who can work 
independently in sometimes difficult conditions.  **While not required, 
previous environmental interpretation and/or teaching skills are ideal, 
but a passion for connecting raptor and habitat conservation to the 
community is essential.  **Applicants should have experience interacting 
with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.  **Careful data 
collecting skills a must. Must be computer literate and capable of 
entering and managing data (computer access can be provided).  **Must be 
able to climb multiple steep steps.  **Flexibility to adjust hours to 
meet needs of department and organization, including the potential of 
working overtime hours.  **Transportation necessary to get from provided 
housing to count site. This requires a reliable vehicle and a clean, 
valid driver's license to operate a vehicle in Michigan.  **Must have a 
personal pair of binoculars and spotting scope is preferred. **Early 
season weather is often harsh and very cold, with few people visiting 
the site in these conditions. A dedicated, self-motivated individual who 
can both work well with people and endure challenging conditions in a 
remote location is required.  Compensation: $1300-1500/month; includes 
housing.  To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume 
with relevant experience, and contact information for three references 
(include phone and email) to HEATHER GOOD (EM: 
director AT michiganaudubon.org).

AVIAN WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (UP TO 7) at Canadian Wildlife Service, 
Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Location: Northern Alberta, 
Canada.  Duration: About 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: Up to 7.  Application Deadline: 23 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Description: Technicians are needed to survey songbird communities in 
the boreal forests of northern Alberta. Two projects will evaluate the 
impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations 
throughout the Oil Sands Area. Point count project: 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. Some 
helicopter-based surveys may also be conducted. Distance-based 
point-count surveys and 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. Territory-mapping project: technicians will work in a team of 
six-eight to map territory locations relative to disturbance features in 
several study areas. Most data will be collected using spot mapping and 
intensive following of individual birds, but the project may also 
incorporate banding and radio-telemetry. Habitat and vegetation sampling 
may also be conducted. Employment period will be 90 work days compressed 
into roughly 3-months beginning in early May, 2017. Work will be highly 
rewarding but also physically demanding. Technicians should expect very 
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: Wage: $4,400.00 per month (approximate) x 3 months, plus 
overtime pay for weekends worked in the field.  How to apply: Please 
include clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in 
a cover letter and resume, combined into a single pdf. Include in the 
description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of 
experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and 
province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, 
grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties). 
Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual 
position with the Government of Canada in 2017 must explicitly state 
their status as a Casual employee and state the start/end date of their 
position in the application email and resume. Deadline for application 
is January 23, 2017. Hiring may begin sooner as suitable applicants are 
identified. Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information 
for 3 references as a single PDF to: (EM: judith.toms AT canada.ca).

MULTIPLE FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE at University of Arizona.  
  Location: Western Montana. Duration: 3-5 
months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: multiple.  Application 
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Work on an ongoing long-term study 
of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in western Montana. 
Work includes bird banding, hormone sampling, mist netting, 
morphological measurements, and behavioral observations. For Banding 
Assistant position, extensive experience banding and handling adult 
passerine birds is required. For Intern positions: No prior avian field 
work experiment necessary but preference will be given to applicants 
with some prior field work experience. Must be comfortable working alone 
and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack 
during mountain hiking). Banding Assistant Position starts as early as 
March 12th. Intern positions start as early as April 1st. Both positions 
continue through July (start and end dates flexible). Intern positions 
pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, 
depending on experience. Both positions offer excellent benefits 
including health, dental, and vision insurance plans. Will provide 
partial reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $250) and can also 
assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have 
your own vehicle to drive to field sites. To apply, visit 
http://uacareers.com/, search for posting number S22518, 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 positions are filled. See Dr. Duckworth's web page 
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project.  
Qualifications: See job description.  Compensation: Intern positions 
pays ~$1600/mo and Banding Assistant positions pay $1850-2150/mo, 
depending on experience.  To apply, visit http://uacareers.com/, search 
for posting number S22518, 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.

WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTER: INTERNSHIP at Bolivian Parrots Conservation 
Foundation (CLB).   Location: Santa 
Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.  Duration: Open.  Job Type: Intern.  Number 
of Openings: 10.  Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2017.  Description: The 
Wild Birds Recovery Center (CREA), located in the city of Santa Cruz de 
la Sierra, Bolivia, needs interns from April 2017 for an ongoing 
project. The Center aims to rehabilitate rescued parrots from the 
wildlife trade, to release them back into the wild, as well as to 
develop environmental education with local childrens and research 
studies with wild parrots in captivity and in the wild. Interns will 
live at the Center. Duties include introducing the rehabilitated parrots 
to a native diet, monitoring their feeding behavior, diet and training, 
receiving and examining new patients, preparing food and feed parrot’s 
chicks, calculating and administering medications, cleaning cages and 
facilities, collecting data for research studies with the captive 
parrots, environmental enrichment, collecting their native food at the 
field to prepare their diets, support to the educational program and 
release the animals back into the wild. Interns also participate on 
research studies with wild parrots species on the Curichi La Madre 
Protected Area. Activities for the research studies can include checking 
cavities for potential nests, mist netting, population census, 
behavioral observations, collecting general data about their biology, 
and others. Also, interns collaborate with the basic care of mammals 
(jaguars, pumas, pecaries and more), reptiles (tortoises, caimans) and 
other bird species (raptors) of rescued animals at a local Rescue 
Center. Qualifications: Applicants must be responsible, enthusiastic, 
self-disciplined, hard working, self-motivated, tolerant of tropical 
weather and biting insects (mosquitoes, sunfly, ticks, flies), willing 
to work in a group and a good sense of humor is always appreciated. 
Interns share one comfortable room at the Center. Applicants with 
Spanish language and previous rehabilitation experience is an asset but 
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) month is required, but longer stays are preferable. Interns 
must be a minimum of 18 years old. We provide all necessary equipment 
for the center and fieldwork activities. Applicants must arrange their 
own transportation to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We charge a fee (USD 70 per 
week) to cover their cost of food and accommodation at the Center. 
Applicants from Latin America will have preferences at the selection 
process and also special conditions with the fee, depending on the 
capacity of applicants.  Compensation: none.  TO APPLY: Please provide a 
covering letter, a resume and two references to (EM: training AT 
fclbolivia.org). In the cover letter indicate why you are interest to 
participate with us, your preferred terms, what you hope to gain from an 
internship, how you will contribute to our team 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.

OWL BIOLOGISTS (CREW LEADER AND TECHNICIAN) at University of Arizona.  
Location: southeast Arizona.  Duration: April - July.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 08 Mar 2017.  
Description: Crew Leader and Field Technician needed to assist in study 
of Elf Owls in riparian areas in southern Arizona, with surveys of 
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls likely during 1-2 weeks as well. Project begins 
in early April and continues until end of June or into early July. Field 
work involves call playback surveys to locate owls, nest searching and 
monitoring, responsive testing at active nests, territory mapping using 
passive monitoring techniques, and some limited habitat measurements 
during both daytime and nighttime hours. Office work will involve 
mapping locations, proofing and correcting data in Trimble Pathfinder 
software, and uploading data from Trimble Juno GPS at 2-week intervals. 
Crew will be required to camp during some field work but housing will be 
available at some sites or in hotels where available. Study sites will 
be located ~1-4 hrs from Tucson, Arizona (in the San Pedro Valley, 
Aravaipa Creek east and west, upper Gila Valley near Safford, and 
possibly Tonto National Forest). Some travel to Tucson will be required 
but crew members do not necessarily have to be based in Tucson during 
the field season or on days off. Qualifications: To be considered, 
applicants must be comfortable working at night in remote conditions and 
have excellent vision and hearing abilities. Experience with nest 
searching and monitoring, night work, and tree identification in the 
region are strongly desired. Crew leader should have ability to manage 
and help train staff member, and be patient supervising staff with more 
limited field experience. Applicants should be in good physical 
condition, have a positive, can-do attitude, be capable of working well 
with others such as landowners and managers, and have a valid driver's 
license and experience driving 4wd vehicles. Applicants must also be 
willing to camp where necessary.  Compensation: Salary + per diem will 
range from $1,700-2,000 per month for technician and $2,500-2,800 per 
month for crew leader DOE.  To apply, please send a brief cover letter 
outlining your relevant experience, a CV, and contact information of 3 
references to AARON D. FLESCH, School of Natural Resources and the 
Environment, University of Arizona, The Desert Laboratory - Tumamoc 
Hill, 1675 Anklam Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745 or preferably via email 
(EM: flesch AT email.arizona.edu). Please reference "avian biologist 
position" in the subject heading of emails.
Subject: Birdjobs -- December 28, 2016
From: Cheryl Trine <ctrine AT andrews.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:38:15 -0500
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE)  at US Forest Service. 
Location: Idaho, Oregon.  Duration: April/May-August 2017.  Job Type: 
Seasonal. Number of Openings: 18. Application Deadline: 19 Feb 2017.  
Job Description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (WILDLIFE) needed from 
April/May-August 2017 to be part of US Forest Service research on 
White-headed, Black-backed, and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. Up to 18 GS-05/01 
technician positions and four GS-06/01 crew leader positions 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. 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 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. 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 require additional 
advanced qualifications to be discussed during interviews. 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).  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 will follow. The deadline to send resume 
materials is 19 February 2017. For further information or to learn more 
about our research, please contact JON DUDLEY (PH: 208-373-4378; EM: 
jdudley AT fs.fed.us) or VICKI SAAB (EM: vsaab AT fs.fed.us), or visit 
us on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/wildlife-terrestrial/. 
Positions are open to United States citizens only. The USDA Forest 
Service is an equal employment opportunity employer.

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS at Intermountain Bird Observatory. 
  Location: Central Idaho - Nez Perce - 
Clearwater National Forest.  Duration: 3.5 months, 3 additional weeks 
possible.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1 remaining.  
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS 
(3) needed for study of multiple avian species in central Idaho. Four 
sequential and overlapping studies are to be implemented within the Nez 
Perce-Clearwater National Forest including surveys for Mountain Quail, 
White-headed Woodpeckers, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Northern Goshawks. 
The project begins April 3, 2017 and continues through July 7, 2017. The 
project may extend up to an additional 3 weeks. Duties will consist of 
early-season training, standardized surveys, and data entry. Per diem 
provided and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will 
work/travel across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western 
forest bird species. Opportunities for participating in multiple other 
Intermountain Bird Observatory studies may exist. Applicants must be 
comfortable working and camping, alone, in remote areas that can include 
predators (black bears, wolves, mountain lions). At least half of the 
season will include camping alone, almost all of the season will include 
working alone.  Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) ability 
to identify all western woodpecker species by sight and sound (drum and 
call notes), distinguish multiple quail species, and raptors, 2) 
experience with standardized bird surveys, 3) careful and accurate data 
entry, 4) dedication, and 5) willingness to spend many days at a time in 
the forest alone.  Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + per diem.  To 
Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references 
(with phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT 
boisestate.edu). Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

WOODPECKER FIELD ASSISTANT (IDAHO) at Intermountain Bird Observatory.  
  Location: Eastern Idaho - Caribou-Targhee 
National Forest.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number of 
Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Woodpecker Field Assistants (2) needed for study of breeding woodpeckers 
(8 species) in eastern Idaho (Caribou-Targhee National Forest; May 1 – 
July 10, 2017). Duties will consist of early-season training, 
standardized surveys, and data entry. Housing and/or per diem provided 
and back-country camping is required. Field assistants will work/travel 
across diverse habitats with a wide variety of western forest bird 
species. Opportunities for participating in other Intermountain Bird 
Observatory studies may exist.  Qualifications of applicants should 
include: 1) ability to identify all western woodpecker species by sight 
and sound (drum and call notes), 2) experience with standardized bird 
surveys, 3) careful and accurate data entry, and 4) dedication.  
Compensation: $12/hour (40 hour week) + housing or per diem.  To Apply: 
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two references (with 
phone # AND e-mail address) to (EM: RobertMiller7 AT boisestate.edu) . 
Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.

FIELD TECHNICIAN at National Ecological Observatory Network. 
  Location: United States. Duration: Open.  
Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 100. Application Deadline: 01 
Apr 2017.  JOB DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Manager Field 
Operations of the assigned domain. Temporary Field Technicians assist 
with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample 
processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa. The Temporary Field 
Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The 
Temporary Field Technician is a biological sampling technician 
performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Temporary field 
sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field 
Technician I, II and III. The Temporary Field Technician will also 
perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Temporary Field 
Technician may provide guidance to temporary field technician crews. 
Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to 
twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. 
At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may 
also include weekends, holidays and occasionally may be scheduled up to 
12 consecutive days and could include weekends and holidays. ESSENTIAL 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   #Follow established, standardized field 
procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection; 
process samples in the domain lab; and prepare samples for shipment to 
external analytical labs. #Field sampling activities include the 
following observation and specimen collection activities: *Rodent live 
trapping *Invertebrate collections *Sediment, soil and water sample 
collection *Plant diversity observations *Plant biomass and primary 
productivity measurements *Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology 
*Riparian mapping  #Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, 
drying oven, analytical balance, and muffle furnace.  #Utilize GPS 
navigation system for locating, measuring and marking plots; and placing 
and setting traps.  #Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory 
and field equipment.  #Assist with materials planning and ordering.  
#Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations 
protocol.  #Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., 
weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes). #Carry, move and lift field 
supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse 
and uneven terrain).  #Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy 
and procedures.  #Individuals are responsible for their own housing and 
transportation.  #Overnight stays will be required depending on domain 
location. Qualifications:  #Must be 18 years of age or older.  #High 
School diploma or equivalent.  #Ability and willingness to work varied 
schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, 
pre-dawn early mornings, evening and weekends.  #Ability to work safely 
in variable field conditions including: *Cold and wet weather and 
extreme heat *Hiking on difficult or hazardous terrain *Exposure to 
stinging insects and other animal and plant hazards #Ability to work 
independently and as part of a team.  #Proficiency with MS Office Suite 
(e.g., Excel, Word).  #Ability to follow written and verbal 
instructions.  #Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.  #Ability to withstand 
exposure to fumes, dust and noise.  #Must possess a current and valid 
State issued driver's license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle 
record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as 
determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.'s insurance provider.  #Must have 
permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will 
not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.  Compensation: $12/hour.  To 
Apply: To see the full job description and to apply go to: 
http://www.neonscience.org.

RAPTOR COUNTER at Braddock Bay Raptor Research.   
Location: Rochester, NY.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: 
Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk 
counter to conduct the spring raptor count at Braddock Bay. An average 
of 50,000 raptors, including up to 17 species, are tallied each spring 
at this popular migration site located on the southern shore of Lake 
Ontario, near Rochester, NY. The hawk counter will conduct the watch 
each day, 7 days/week, with days off coming during inclement weather and 
upon request as needed. Hourly and daily counts are entered into the 
online HawkCount database of the Hawk Migration Association of North 
America (HMANA). A written report summarizing the count is required at 
the end of the season, and is published in the BBRR member newsletter 
and sent to HMANA for inclusion in the regional hawk watch summary in 
their journal, Hawk Migration Studies. Written weekly summaries will be 
encouraged for posting to local and social media. There are also 
opportunities for interpretive and educational programming at the watch 
and during public events.  Qualifications: At least 2 seasons of 
experience as a lead counter/observer at a comparable hawk watch site, 
with strong raptor identification skills (especially eastern species) 
and good non-raptor identification skills preferred. Applicants will 
need to be able to endure long days in the field, often in cold and 
windy conditions. Must have good people skills and demonstrate the 
ability to interact with visiting birders and the general public in a 
positive way. Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month and housing will be 
provided. Must have own transportation to the watch. Start and end date 
can be flexible.  To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references (at 
least 3) by email (preferred) or regular mail to DAENA FORD, (EM: 
information AT bbrr.org), Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 185 Pond Road, 
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER TOUR GUIDE at Michigan Audubon. 
  Location: Grayling, MI. Duration: 8 
weeks, with a possible 6-8 week extention.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number 
of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2017.  Description: The 
Kirtland's Warbler Tour Guide will assist Michigan Audubon in leading 
the public Kirtland's Warbler tours from Hartwick Pines State Park 
located in Grayling, Michigan. The guide will be responsible for 
developing a high level of knowledge of all aspects of Kirtland's 
Warbler identification, biology, history and management, in preparation 
for leading the public tour. The guide is also responsible for leading 
the tour in all types of conditions, including biting insects and cold, 
windy weather. At times it may be necessary to wait up to 2-3 hours with 
participants to see a Kirtland's Warbler. Typically, about 98-99% of 
participants get a view of a Kirtland's Warbler, and the guide will be 
responsible for maintaining this level of excellence. The guide will be 
expected to represent Michigan Audubon and in a courteous, professional 
manner, and to answer questions regarding the organization to the best 
extent possible.  Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated expertise of 
Kirtland's Warbler management, biology, identification, and history, or 
willingness to obtain it. 2. Ability and willingness to represent 
Michigan Audubon in a professional, knowledgeable, and friendly manner. 
3. Ability to identify and train tour participants in identification of 
non-Kirtland's warbler species present in the jack pine community (e.g. 
Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, etc.) 4. 
Ability to work as part of a team and accept guidance from a supervisor. 
5. Willingness to provide own transportation for use during the tours. 
6. Possession of current CPR/First Aid certification, or willingness to 
obtain it. 7. Ability to tolerate adverse weather (rain, snow, fog, 
cold) and adverse wildlife (mosquitoes, black flies). 8. Ability to lead 
groups of people over rough terrain under harsh conditions. 9. 
Willingness to perform other related duties in support of the entire 
Kirtland's Warbler project as assigned. 10. Ability to live in a remote 
area a great distance from a major metropolitan area. 11. Ability to 
drive a vehicle in sandy conditions. 12. Ability to communicate 
effectively with tour participants and supervisors.  Compensation: $2400 
for the contract period; lodging will be provided for the duration of 
employment For the first three weeks of the program the guide will work 
seven days a week. After that time the guide will work six days a week 
and will have one day off per week, which may or may not be on a 
weekend. The guide will be expected to work up to 40 hour weeks, with a 
potential need for additional hours if the situation presents itself. 
Mileage during work hours will be provided. This position has the 
possibility of limited extension through work at Hartwick Pines State 
Park.  To Apply: An e-mail containing a letter of interest and resume 
can be sent to: (EM: lcain AT michiganaudubon.org) Resumes will be 
reviewed when received. Position is open until filled.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR BIRD STUDY IN CHINA at Beijing 
Forestry University.   Location: Henan Province, 
China.  Duration: 1-3 months.  Job Type: Volunteer.  Number of Openings: 
2.  Description: Volunteer assistants are needed for a field study of 
the breeding biology and behavioral ecology 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, 2017. Volunteers are expected to assist in monitoring the 
color-banded populations, starting from 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 work 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 get used to Chinese diet, have strong 
interests in birds and animal behaviors, physically fit, and be willing 
to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with 
other crew members.  To Apply: Please contact JIANQIANG LI (EM: luckytit 
AT 163.com). When applying, please include a cover letter, a resume, the 
dates you will be available for the project, and 2+ recommendation 
letters (it would be greatly appreciated if the recommendation letters 
are directly sent by references to the above email address).

WILLOW FLYCATCHER AND YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO STUDIES at Bureau of 
Reclamation.  
Location: Socorro, NM.  Duration: 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number 
of Openings: 18.  Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2017. Description: 
Seasonal technicians are needed to assist with various aspects of 
long-term monitoring studies for two species of Federally-listed avian 
species – Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Work 
is conducted within the floodplain of the Rio Grande in central New 
Mexico. Positions are available in Socorro and Truth or Consequences, 
New Mexico and both crew lead and crew member positions will be filled. 
Work will be performed between mid-May and mid-August on studies 
including: presence/absence surveys, nest monitoring, radio telemetry, 
and habitat data collection. Positions will be filled via the Pathways 
Program (students) or as traditional temporary employees at the GS-03 to 
GS-05 levels. Pay is commensurate with responsibility and experience. To 
apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 
(Pathways Program) or 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).  
Qualifications: Qualifying experience must have been related to the work 
of the position for which application is made. GS-03 applicants must 
have 6 months of general experience as described below. GS-04 applicants 
must have 6 months of specialized experience and 6 months of general 
experience as described below. GS-05 applicants must meet 1 year of 
specialized experience as described below. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION 
FOR EXPERIENCE For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that 
included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or 
technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, 
animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. For 
GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 
12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses 
such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, 
botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours 
of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled. For 
GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to 
a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in 
any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3. At least 
6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the 
position to be filled. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. TO 
qualify for the Pathways Program, employees must be enrolled at least 
half-time at a qualifying institution for the spring 2017 term and 
planning to return to school in the fall. For additional details, see 
USAJobs. Compensation: $12.33 to $15.49 per hour.  To apply, please 
visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460704300 (Pathways 
Program) or https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460780200 (Temps).

SALT MARSH SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 
Commission.  Location: northeast Florida (north of Jacksonville).  
Duration: 4/10/17 to 8/31/17.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2017. Description: SALT MARSH SONGBIRD 
TECHNICIAN needed (April 10-August 31, 2017) to assist with Seaside 
Sparrow and Marsh Wren project in Northeast Florida. Technician will be 
seasonal employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission. Technician will be part of a 2 person team that will conduct 
nest searching/monitoring, radio-tracking of wren fledglings, habitat 
sampling, and data entry. Position requires some travel between field 
sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Pay 
is ~$2240/month (pre-tax), no benefits. Very nice shared housing is 
provided.  Qualifications: Applicants must have previous field 
experience and a bachelor's degree in wildlife, environmental science or 
related field. Applicant should also be able to identify songbirds by 
sight and sound. Experience with nest searching and/or radio-tracking 
highly preferred. Experience with motor boats and trailers highly 
preferred. Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection. 
Must be able to cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather 
conditions, be able to swim and have good driving record.  Compensation: 
~$2240/month and housing.  To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, 
and 3 references to AMY SCHWARZER (EM: Amy.Schwarzer AT myfwc.com). 
Applications reviewed as received.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT at USFWS Kodiak Refuge. 
 
Location: Kodiak, AK.  Duration: May 8-September.  Job Type: Intern.  
Number of Openings: 2.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017. Description: 
Two volunteers are needed to assist with the bird monitoring and 
inventory program on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Successful 
candidates will spend the first two weeks in orientation and safety 
training. During the following 15 weeks, volunteers will have the 
opportunity to work on a variety of projects including at-sea surveys of 
marine birds, Arctic and Aleutian Tern colony monitoring, and mist 
netting and banding landbirds. Monitoring tasks will include: recording 
observations of birds at sea from a small skiff; monitoring tern nests 
using digital game cameras; and mist netting and banding landbirds. Much 
of the field work is conducted from the 48-foot refuge research vessel, 
the Ursa Major II. Other tasks include data entry and editing, including 
some work with ArcGIS.  Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have 
experience in conducting bird surveys, identifying marine birds, 
operating small skiffs, and have some data/GIS skills. Must be a U.S. 
resident and over 18 years of age. Applicants must be able to arrive on 
Kodiak Island by May 8th.  Compensation: The Fish and Wildlife Service 
will pay round-trip airfare to Kodiak from a U.S. city, provide shared 
housing while in Kodiak, and pay all field costs except personal 
clothing. Volunteers will be reimbursed for food costs up to $150 per 
week while in the town of Kodiak. Mandatory training in bear awareness, 
watercraft operation, and aviation safety will be provided.  To apply, 
please email a single document with a cover letter addressing the above 
criteria, your resume, and email contacts for 3 references to ROBIN 
CORCORAN, Kodiak NWR Avian Biologist (EM: robin_corcoran AT fws.gov; PH: 
907-487-0229). Failure to assemble all materials in a single document 
may result in your application not being reviewed. APPLICATION PERIOD: 
December 18-January 20th. Applicants will be notified about decisions by 
end of February, 2017.

BIRD MONITORING BIOLOGISTS at Point Blue Conservation Science. 
  Location: Sierra Nevada and Southern 
Cascades, CA.  Duration: 24 April through 4 August, 2017 (start and end 
date may be flexible, depending on experience).  Job Type: Seasonal.  
Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2017.  Description: Up to 6 bird and 
vegetation survey technician positions and 1-2 crew leader 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 management and restoration in the Sierra 
Nevada and Southern Cascades. Field work covers a vast profile of 
elevations in coniferous forest, aspen, oak, meadow, and chaparral 
habitats. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting 
multiple-species avian point counts, vegetation and habitat 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 will assist with banding and extracting 
birds at two MAPS stations.  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 with dense 
shrub cover. Crew leader candidates need previous supervisory 
experience. 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 5-6 
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 5-6 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 3 years. Work vehicles are provided.  
Compensation: For technicians, total compensation is approximately 
$3100/month, which includes an hourly wage and overtime pay according 
California State law. Crew leaders will be hired as salaried employees 
at a rate of $3,466/month.  To Apply: Send a single document (PDF 
preferred, or Word Doc) including a cover letter describing previous 
multiple species point count experience and interest in this position, 
specific dates of availability, a resume, and contact information for 
three references to ALISSA FOGG (EM: afogg AT pointblue DOT org). In the 
subject line type: Sierra Bird Crew 2017. Only those qualified 
applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting January 
1. 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.

AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) at University of Missouri.  Location: 
Farmington, Missouri.  Duration: 3-4 months.  Job Type: Temporary. 
Number of Openings: 3.  Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017. Description: 
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) needed to assist with research examining the 
effects of lead (Pb) exposure on breeding birds in Southeastern 
Missouri. This project is a collaboration between 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 
April 1-July 30, 2017. We need one technician to start April 1 while the 
other two positions can start as late as May 15 (these two start dates 
are flexibleΓÇötechnicians may be able to start as early as April). 
Primary duties are 1) nest searching and monitoring for focal species 
(Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, 
Red-winged Blackbird, and Mourning Dove); 2) targeted mist-netting at 
nests to band adults and obtain morphometric data and blood; 3) 
obtaining blood 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/bleeding 
experience is also preferred, but training will be provided. Applicants 
must be able to tolerate early mornings, long commutes, ticks, gnats, 
mosquitos, 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. 
10 but applications will be reviewed as received. Please indicate your 
desired start date.

POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR at Oregon State Univ and UC Davis.  Location: 
Davis, CA.  Duration: 2 year.  Job Type: Post-doc.  Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 20 Jan 2017.  Description: Post-doctoral 
Scholar Position: An Integrated Assessment of Drought Impacts on 
Migratory Waterbirds in Key Conservation Regions of the Western US. A 
Post-doctoral research scholar appointment at the Department of 
Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University is now open for 
applications. This is a joint position with the Department of Wildlife, 
Fish, and Conservation Biology, University California Davis. The 
successful candidate will be a post-doctoral scholar for the Department 
of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, but the duty location will primarily 
be at UC Davis, in Davis California. The successful applicant will fill 
a key position in a project to study the effects of drought on migratory 
waterfowl using California's Central Valley and the southern Oregon and 
northeast California (SONEC) region of the Intermountain West as a model 
system. Wetlands and agricultural habitats in the Central Valley of 
California and SONEC are the two most significant regions supporting 
migratory wetland birds in the western US, providing spring and fall 
migration staging habitats for the millions of waterfowl and other 
migratory waterbirds. These two regions are linked by their common 
migratory bird resource and similar threats to long term system 
persistence and function, most notably drought and availability of 
water. The most pressing conservation issues involve climate change and 
ongoing conflicts about water allocation in these regions, which will 
likely exacerbate threats created by climate change. While habitat 
planning is ongoing in both the CV and SONEC region, explicit scenario 
planning related to the potential impacts of drought on either system is 
lacking. Moreover, the planning that has occurred considers these 
regions in isolation. However, as many birds use both regions each year, 
an accurate understanding of drought impacts and implications requires 
combined planning. The applicant will help to use scenario planning to 
evaluate the consequences of drought on wetland-dependent birds and to 
closely integrate planning in the CV and SONEC regions. Project 
objectives include development/refinement of an agent based bioenergetic 
model to evaluate the impact of alternative plausible habitat scenarios 
that link climate related habitat conditions in both regions to bird 
performance and creating an integrated decision support tools that will 
help communicate our results to land use planners. Mentorship and 
supervision will be provided by Dr. Bruce Dugger at OSU and Dr. John 
Eadie at UC Davis. Appointment: The appointment will be intended for a 
term of 2 years. Salary is $50,000, commensurate with qualifications of 
the successful applicants. Health insurance is provided. Qualifications: 
The successful applicant should have knowledge and interest in agent 
based modeling with the preferred candidate also having knowledge of 
climate change, waterfowl and wetland ecology. A working knowledge or 
willingness to quickly learn Java is highly desirable. The position will 
primarily involve model development, data analysis and scientific 
publication writing for peer-reviewed journals with limited field 
research. The position will also involve meetings and joint planning 
sessions with public and private stakeholders and strong interpersonal 
skills and public speaking abilities would be beneficial. The successful 
applicant will be expected to travel periodically but regularly between 
OSU and UC Davis. Applicants must have completed all the requirements 
for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated 
research accomplishments. Excellent command of the English language, 
quantitative analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal 
communication skills are required.  Compensation: $50,000/yr plus 
health.  To Apply: The application deadline is Jan 20th, but we will 
review applications as they are received and make a decision before the 
deadline if a suitable candidate is found. A complete application should 
include a cover letter, CV that includes the names and contact 
information for three references, and copies of any publications. We 
look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and 
you are welcome to contact us as follows: BRUCE DUGGER - Dept. of Fish 
and Wildlife, Oregon State University, (EM: bruce.dugger AT 
oregonstate.edu, PH: 541-737-2465) JOHN EADIE – Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, 
and Conservation Biology, UC Davis (EM: jmeadie AT ucdavis.edu, PH: 
530-754-0145).

SPOTTED OWL WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN at University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

 

Location: Georgetown, California.  Duration: up to 20 weeks.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 8.  Application Deadline: 03 Feb 2017.  
Description: Eight wildlife technicians are needed for a long-term 
population and habitat ecology study of the California Spotted Owl in 
the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Two positions begin April 3, 
2017 and the remaining positions will begin in early May. All positions 
will last until August 18, 2017. The pay rate is $14.179 per hour. 
Wildlife technicians will conduct surveys for California spotted and 
barred owls, re-sight color bands, assess owl reproductive status, 
locate nest trees, assist in banding owls, locate owls using telemetry 
equipment, conduct vegetation surveys, and care for all equipment and 
vehicles. Wildlife technicians will also record, transcribe, enter data 
into computer databases, and validate data that was collected in the 
field. A typical workweek is 40 hours. Field housing will be provided, 
but frequent camping is required during the work week. Schedules are 
irregular, as owls are nocturnal but follow-up visits will often be 
conducted during daytime hours. Our research group has been studying the 
demography of California Spotted Owls in central Sierra Nevada since 
1986. One of our primary goals is to monitor the status of owls in the 
central Sierra Nevada, as well as to try to understand the environmental 
factors and forest management practices that impact spotted owl 
population dynamics. Ultimately, these results are translated into 
recommendations to land management agencies such as the US Forest 
Service responsible for maintaining viable spotted owl populations. 
Qualifications: Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk 
long distances in steep terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to 
work alone and off-trail at night, be confident navigating unfamiliar 
terrain with a map, compass and GPS, have excellent hearing, be able to 
identify the colors of bird bands, and be able to operate 4-wheel-drive 
vehicles. A nearly spotless driving record is required. Field crews must 
work and live cooperatively. Applicants with a B.S. in wildlife, 
biology, or related fields and/or having related experience are 
preferred.  Compensation: $14.179 per hour.  To Apply: The application 
deadline is 03 Feb., 2017. Interviews will begin as resumes from 
qualified applicants are received. Please e-mail a cover letter stating 
why you are interested in a position, and a resume with at least three 
references and their contact information, all in a single file to 
WILLIAM BERIGAN (EM: wberigan AT wisc.edu).

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I (AVIAN) at NC Wildlife Resources Commission. 
  Location: Wilmington, NC. Duration: 11 
months (w/possible extension).  Job Type: Temporary. Number of Openings: 
1.  Application Deadline: 05 Jan 2017. Description: We are currently 
accepting applications for a wildlife technician who will assist with 
several avian monitoring and research projects in various habitats 
throughout the Coastal Plain region of NC using techniques such as point 
count/line transect surveys, mist-netting, bird banding, and vegetation 
assessments. Examples of projects include: marsh bird surveys (Seaside 
and Saltmarsh Sparrows), Red-cockaded Woodpecker nest cavity checks, 
Henslow's sparrow census, and Loggerhead Shrike trapping. One 
anticipated and primary responsibility will be assisting with the 
initial deployment of the SHARP program 
(http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/) in coastal NC, which will consist of 
identifying potential sites, coordinating logistics, conducting surveys, 
and compiling count and habitat data into various databases. As needed, 
technician will provide assistance with equipment maintenance and 
miscellaneous administrative duties. The technician will be expected to 
secure their own housing near Wilmington, NC. Travel to various field 
locations with overnight travel will be necessary, especially during the 
summer. A vehicle and all necessary equipment will be provided.  
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology or related 
field, and experience identifying eastern birds by sight and voice, 
navigating with a GPS unit, operating a boat/canoe/kayak, and a solid 
familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArcMap products. This position 
requires an individual that is well-organized and can work independently 
in remote field locations, which may include hot, humid weather and 
biting insects.  Compensation: Pay will be $593.20/week, not including 
per diem, and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. This is an 11-month position 
with the possibility of extending into another term after a 1 month 
separation. Work weeks typically average 40 hours Monday-Friday; 
however, applicant should expect this to vary with some long days to 
complete assignments on time. Additional information about health 
insurance for temporary employees can be found at: 
https://shp.nctreasurer.com/ActiveEmployees/hdhp/benefits/Pages/default.aspx. 
To Apply: Combine cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), 
resume, and 3 references into *one* document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) 
titled "Lastname_2017_applicant" and email to (EM: john.carpenter AT 
ncwildlife.org). Feel free to call (PH: 910-742-7231) or email with any 
questions.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies.    Location: Texas, New 
Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska.  Duration: About 10 weeks.  Job 
Type: Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 7.  Application Deadline: 08 Jan 
2017.  Description: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking 
experienced field biologists to conduct point counts across the Southern 
Great Plains, from northern Texas and eastern New Mexico up to the 
Nebraska panhandle for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation 
Regions (IMBCR) program. For additional information about IMBCR, please 
visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on April 18 and continue through late June with 
the possibility for continued employment entering and proofing data. 
Surveys are located on both public and private lands in a mix of 
grassland and shrub habitats including short- and mixed-grass prairie, 
mesquite bosques, and riparian systems with the opportunity to observe 
an impressive variety of species as you move across the study area, 
including Painted Bunting, Cactus Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 
Burrowing Owl, Mississippi Kite, Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted 
Woodpecker, and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. 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 is typically 10 days on and 4 
days off. Technicians must be able to identify all bird species found 
across the Southern Great Plains by sight and sound upon completion of 
training. Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities 
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 independently. 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 off-trail. Applicants with 
personal 4WD vehicles are encouraged to apply; however, Bird Conservancy 
will rent vehicles for qualified applicants that do not possess 4WD 
vehicles if they are at least 21 years of age and pass a motor vehicle 
background check. Compensation: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - 
$15.50, depending upon experience. Employees can expect 80 hours of work 
per week with the possibility of some overtime. In addition to the 
hourly wage, reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational 
travel, and approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging 
reimbursements will be provided.  To Apply: Email a cover letter 
detailing your bird identification knowledge/ability/experience, resume, 
and three references as a single document (PDF or Word) to BRITTANY 
WOIDERSKI (EM: brittany.woiderski AT birdconservancy.org). I will begin 
reviewing applications on January 9th and positions will be filled as 
suitable applicants are found.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS - NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS at Bird Conservancy of 
the Rockies.    Location: Nebraska and 
western Dakotas.  Duration: 2 or 3 months.  Job Type: Seasonal.  Number 
of Openings: 6.  Application Deadline: 01 Mar 2017.  Description: Bird 
Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field biologists to 
conduct point counts in the Northern Great Plains. The crew will 
continue our ongoing survey effort in Nebraska, the Black Hills of South 
Dakota, and southwestern North Dakota. For additional information about 
the program, please visit 
http://www.birdconservancy.org/what-we-do/science/monitoring/imbcr-program/. 
The position will begin on or around May 15th and continue through early 
July with the possibility for employment entering and proofing data 
after the season. 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 a variety of species as 
you move across the expansive study area, including Upland Sandpiper, 
Prairie Falcon, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Burrowing Owl, Greater 
Prairie-Chicken and Marbled Godwit. 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 
Northern 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: Hourly wages will range from $13.25 - $15.50, depending 
upon experience. Employees can expect 40 hours of work per week with the 
possibility of some overtime. In addition to the hourly wage, 
reimbursement for project-related travel, some recreational travel, and 
approximately $100 per week in camping and lodging reimbursements will 
be provided.  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 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 POINT-COUNT TECHNICIAN at Intermountain Bird Observatory/ Boise 
State University.   Location: 
Montana.  Duration: 2.5 months.  Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 
7.  Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2017. Description: AVIAN POINT-COUNT 
TECHNICIANS (7) 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 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 (in ONE Document) 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.

OYSTERCATCHER FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Florida.  Location: 
Crystal River, FL.  Duration: April through August.  Job Type: 
Seasonal.  Number of Openings: 1.  Application Deadline: 27 Jan 2017.  
Description: One field assistant needed starting April 1st through 
August 2017 to assist University of Florida graduate student research on 
breeding oystercatchers on the west coast of Florida between Crystal 
River and Cedar key. Field responsibilities will include setting up and 
maintaining camera traps, locating and identifying shorebird nests, 
capturing and banding both chick and adult oystercatchers, re-sighting 
banded birds, and habitat assessment surveys. This work will include 
long hours in hot, humid, and buggy conditions and may be physically 
demanding at times. Field sites are located on small islands and will be 
accessed via boat. Non-field work duties will include data 
entry/database management, gear maintenance, and analysis of camera trap 
photos. Qualifications: This position requires close attention to 
detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to work well both 
independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidates will have a 
Bachelor's degree, experience operating boats and trailers, as well as 
handling and banding birds. Additional skills include GPS navigation, 
band re-sighting, shorebird ID, and ability to maintain a positive 
attitude despite often monotonous activities. Compensation: $2300/month 
plus housing provided.  To apply: please submit in a single document, 
cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three 
references to NICK VITALE (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu).

SEASONAL SHOREBIRD/WATERBIRD TECHNICIAN at The Nature Conservancy. 
  Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia.  
Duration: 18-20 weeks.  Job Type: Temporary.  Number of Openings: 1.  
Application Deadline: 22 Jan 2017.  Description: The Seasonal 
Shorebird/Waterbird Field Technician will work closely with the Virginia 
Coast Reserve's Coastal Scientist and Coastal Science Specialist to 
conduct the following monitoring and research activities at the Virginia 
Coast Reserve: shorebird (Piping Plover and American Oystercatcher) and 
waterbird surveys (terns and skimmers), shorebird and waterbird 
productivity monitoring, American Oystercatcher banding and resighting 
and data entry. The technician will also engage in the following beach 
nesting bird management activities: posting and patrolling bird colonies 
on the barrier islands, educating island visitors about beach nesting 
birds, maintaining signage and conducting visitor use surveys. The 
position requires one to keep organized, detailed daily field notes, 
operate a boat to be used for access to the barrier islands, and perform 
daily maintenance on boats. Additional duties may be assigned. 
Qualifications: – Associates Degree in natural resources; environmental 
studies or equivalent combination of education and 6 months of 
experience. – Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple 
sources. – Experience with waterbird and shorebird identification and/or 
monitoring for the US east coast. – Experience working with Microsoft 
Office Suite software. – Experience working in physically strenuous 
settings sometimes to the point of physical fatigue, in variable weather 
conditions, at remote locations, and on difficult and hazardous terrain. 
– BS degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field preferred, 
or coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, wildlife 
management, or