Ornithology field assistants ~ Bioblogia.net

3 de agosto de 2012

Ornithology field assistants

FORAGING OBSERVATIONS BIRDERS AND BANDING ASSISTANT NEEDED to help
with graduate student research on urban and suburban stopover sites of
migratory birds in New York City. Foraging observations birders will
observe 4 vegetation plots for 1 hour each from sunrise until 4 hours
after sunrise 4-5 mornings per week from August 13 – October 26.
Banding assistant will band/bleed birds at a banding station nearby on
the same mornings that we observe foraging behavior. Field sites are
located in Bronx County and Westchester County. REQUIREMENTS FOR
FORAGING OBSERVATIONS BIRDERS: Available for the entire period from
August 13 – October 26 (dates slightly flexible), able to provide own
housing and a car, bird identification skills, ideally some plant
identification skills, able to work independently and carefully fill
out a data sheet, field experience, and good attitude. REQUIREMENTS
FOR BANDING ASSISTANT: Available for the entire period from August 13
– October 26 (dates slightly flexible), able to provide own housing
and a car, some bird handling/bleeding/banding experience (and strong
desire to learn/improve these skills while always putting the safety
of the birds first), field experience, and good attitude. I CAN OFFER
IN RETURN: Lots of field experience in a laid-back setting. Former
field assistants have gone on to graduate school as well as to more
permanent field positions. These positions are great opportunities to
gain experience in the fields of conservation biology, urban ecology,
and field ornithology. I will also provide a $500 honorarium at the
end of the season. TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter
outlining relevant experience, and contact information for 3
references via e-mail to Rachel Bricklin, Department of Biological
Sciences, Fordham University (bricklin AT fordham.edu). Please
indicate whether you are applying for a foraging observations birder
or banding assistant position.

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