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20 de marzo de 2006

Más oportunidades con aves

GRASSLAND SPARROWS FIELD TECHNICIANS (4) needed (early
May-mid July,
with possible extension) for project investigating
reproduction and site
fidelity of Savannah, Grasshopper, and Henslow's
Sparrows on reclaimed
surface mine grasslands in central and western
Pennsylvania. Duties will
include some or all of the following: nest searching
and monitoring,
targeted mist netting, resighting of color banded
birds, spotmapping,
distance sampling, vegetation analysis, and data
entry. This is an
excellent opportunity to work with a rare species
(HESP) in what may be
one of their most important habitat refugia.
Experience with finding
grassland bird nests is preferred, and preference will
be given to
applicants that have experience in several of the
listed duties and can
identify grassland sparrows by sight and by song.
Applicants should be
detail oriented and have a strong independent and
cooperative work
ethic. Excellent eyesight, hearing, and binocular
skills are essential.
Daily field work will begin early (5 AM), and the work
schedule will
generally be 5 days on 2 days off, but some weekend
work is expected.
Wages will be $300/week plus housing. To apply, email
cover letter, CV,
and contact information for 3 references to GLENN
STAUFFER (EM:
ges162@psu.edu). Applications will be accepted until
the positions are
filled.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS Needed (2) to assist the
Western Riverside County
Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP)
Biological Monitoring
Program in conducting avian surveys. Surveys will take
place in riparian
and coastal sage scrub vegetation communities on MSHCP
protected lands
throughout western Riverside County, California. The
plan area is rich
in avian species and biologists will gain exposure to
many common and
rare species nesting in southern California. The ideal
candidate will
have completed a bachelor's degree and have one or
more years field
experience with birds. Work towards a bachelor's
degree (with biology
related course work) and one or more season's
experience in field
biology is also acceptable. Candidates selected must
have demonstrable
bird skills. Familiarity with the birds of southern
California and
previous point count experience is desirable, but not
required. Also
desirable is the knowledge of: standard protocols for
avian species;
identification, surveying, and monitoring techniques
for sensitive
species and habitats; procedures for sampling
sensitive (including
threatened and endangered) avian species.
Additionally, Field Crew
Biologists will be expected to operate 4WD vehicles
and digital
equipment, and carry a 25-30 pound backpack. Salary
ranges from $13 to
$16 per hour, depending on experience; health
insurance is provided.
These positions are full time. Avian surveys are
conducted year-round
and there is potential for long-term employment. These
positions will be
filled as soon as qualified candidates are found;
prompt responses are
encouraged. Qualified and interested candidates should
send their resume
and a cover letter by mail, email or fax to: KARIN
CLEARY-ROSE c/o
California Department of Fish and Game, 4500 Glenwood
Drive, Bldg C,
Riverside, CA 92501 (EM: karin_cleary-rose@fws.gov,
FX: 951-782-4847).

AVIAN FIELD CREW LEADER Needed to coordinate
ornithological monitoring
for the Western Riverside County Multiple Species
Habitat Conservation
Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program. Surveys
this year will take
place in riparian and coastal sage scrub vegetation
communities on MSHCP
protected lands throughout western Riverside County,
California. The
plan area is rich in avian species and biologists will
gain exposure to
many common and rare species nesting in southern
California. The ideal
candidate will have successfully completed a B.S. in
ecology, evolution,
biology, botany, wildlife management or other closely
related field. In
addition, s/he will have two years of field experience
collecting data
on song birds. A Master's degree in some area of
ornithology may be
substituted for one year of field work. Familiarity
with the birds of
southern California and previous point count
experience is desirable.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of standard
protocols for avian
species; identification, survey, and monitoring
techniques for sensitive
species and habitats, procedures for handling and
sampling sensitive
(including threatened and endangered) avian species.
The Avian Field
Crew Leader will be expected to oversee field crews to
ensure accurate
and reliable collection of data; assist with the
testing and refining of
protocols; participate in or lead the training of
field crews on data
collection protocols and species identification;
coordinate with
personnel from other agencies on field activities,
data collection, and
access; prepare field forms, maps and field supplies
for field surveys;
prepare and maintain field equipment; perform quality
control of data
collected; perform simple data analysis and; write
reports summarizing
data. Additionally, the Field Crew Leader will be
expected to operate
4WD vehicles and digital equipment, and carry a 25-30
pound backpack.
Salary is $18 per hour; health insurance and
retirement plan are
provided. This position is full time and will be
filled as soon as
qualified candidates are found; prompt responses are
encouraged.
Qualified and interested candidates should send their
resume and a cover
letter by mail, email or fax to: KARIN CLEARY-ROSE c/o
California
Department of Fish and Game, 4500 Glenwood Drive, Bldg
C, Riverside, CA
92501 (EM: karin_cleary-rose@fws.gov, FX:
951-782-4847).


WILDLIFE FIELD TECHNICIAN--Location: Cape Cod, MA.
Salary: $1000/mo +
housing. For 16 weeks in May-September 2006, I am
seeking someone
interested in gaining experience with wildlife
research techniques. The
technician will work closely with the investigators
collecting data on
whip-poor-will habitat selection and prey availability
in Pitch Pine
Barrens communities. Work will take place during some
day and night
hours. Duties and Responsibilities: Mist netting and
banding
whip-poor-wills during night hours; Site preparation
(branch pruning)
and set-up of mist nets during daylight hours;
Radio-track
whip-poor-wills to day roosts and collect habitat data
at those
locations; Radio-track whip-poor-wills while in
foraging areas using
triangulation; Collect invertebrate prey items of the
whip-poor-will
using light-traps. Required Skills, Training and
Experience: Experience
using mist nets, radio telemetry equipment, light
traps, clinometer, dbh
tape, densiometer and other common equipment; Be
flexible with the work
schedule as it is weather dependent; Tolerance for
walking through thick
Scrub Oak and Greenbrier vegetation; An interest in
wildlife research;
Good physical condition (hiking on steep hills while
carrying equipment
will be necessary). Application: Please send a brief
cover letter,
resume, and contact info for at least 2 references to
the email address
below. Applications will be accepted until 22 April.
Additional
information about the Massachusetts Military
Reservation is available at
http://www.eandrc.org/. For questions, please contact:
ROSS GARLAPOW
(EM: rgarlapo@forwild.umass.edu).

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