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21 de julio de 2004

Some Bird Jobs

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF SONG DIALECTS: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-funded project on the evolution of song dialects in the white-crowned sparrow in collaboration with Doug Nelson (song dialects and learning) and Lisle Gibbs (molecular ecology and
behavior) at The Ohio State University. The project involves three months of field work along the Oregon coast between Apr and Jun each year, and parentage analysis using microsatellite loci and analysis of field data during the rest of the year at Ohio State. Field work involves capturing and bleeding birds, tape-recording songs, and behavioral observations, often in foul weather. The ideal candidate will have strong interests/experience in animal communication and in molecular methods for the analysis of genetic variation. Initial appointment, beginning around Jan 2005, is for two years, with two-year extension possible. Starting salary is $30K including full benefits. The Ph.D. degree is required before the position begins. Please send a letter summarizing research experience along with a curriculum vitae including the names, addresses and e-mails of three references to: DR. DOUGLAS A. NELSON, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212. We will begin screening applications on 1 Oct 2004. Direct inquiries to Doug (EM: or Lisle (EM:

JOPPA FLATS EDUCATION CENTER (MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON) SEEKS SEASONAL BIRD BANDER (Sep/Oct 2004). The Joppa Flats Education Center, PO Box 1558, Newburyport, MA 01950 invites resumes by mail, fax, or e-mail (EM:, FX 978-462-4143 ). Experienced banders only please. Experience with eastern birds is important, but other banders will be considered. Please send telephone numbers of two references. Banding will be conducted five days per week (including weekends) on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The bander will be responsible for running the banding station (in operation for seven years), training new volunteers, maintaining all banding records, and conducting adult and school programs.
Stipend: at least $400 per week depending on experience. Housing available in a private-home setting. Contact BILL GETTE, Sanctuary Director.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY PROGRAM LEADER needed to help guide bird research projects for PRBO Conservation Science (URL: Program Leader works under the direct supervision of the Wetlands Ecology Division Director and is expected to oversee the day to day operations of PRBO's tidal marsh and salt pond research in San Francisco Bay. Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in ecology, biology, or related field. Excellent ornithological skills, including an understanding of bird and field survey methods (point counts, area surveys, Black and Clapper Rail surveys, songbird nest finding and monitoring, waterbird surveys, and vegetation surveys) a must. Willingness to help with field work is mandatory. Experience with data collection, management, and analysis needed. Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Office, ArcView, and management of large datasets needed as well
as experience managing people. Small boat handling and radiotelemetry
skills a plus. Must be highly organized and motivated, be able to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively, and have excellent
communication and people skills. Preference given to those with knowledge
of the San Francisco Bay ecosystem and ability to begin by 1 Aug 2004. Initial salary $40,000 per year with excellent benefits. Office located in Novato, CA, with field work spanning the SF Bay estuary. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to NILS WARNOCK, PRBO Conservation Science, 4990 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970. (EM: nwarnock AT

FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) NEEDED (1 Aug through 31 Oct) for a fall migration study on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Duties will include conducting fixed radius point counts, data entry, and some vegetation work. Objectives of this study are to ground truth NPOL radar signatures of migratory birds and to examine stopover habitat use of the birds. Expected work schedule will be 4 days on and 2 days off. Previous ornithological work conducting point counts or the ability to identify eastern fall migrants by sight preferred. Applicant must have a tolerance of ticks and biting insects. A salary of $1400/month and shared housing provided. Applicant must provide personal vehicle and mileage will be reimbursed at a minimum of $0.275/mile. Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to FLETCHER SMITH, Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary, (EM: or BART PAXTON (EM: Positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are found.

GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for 3 graduate students (2 M.Sc. and 1 Ph.D) to examine the effects of pipeline development on the dynamics of forest songbird nesting success in the boreal forest of the NWT & AB. Students will work in collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Canadian Environmental Pipeline Association, and the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. In addition to determining impacts on demographic parameters of songbirds, the project will examine the functional, numerical, and diversity-based responses of predators to pipeline edges in different landscapes. Radio-telemetry, mark-recapture, and passive sampling will be used to determine how animals like gray jays, brown-headed cowbirds, red squirrels, and coyotes use pipelines. Funding is in place for field work to begin in May 2005. The U of A offers a first-class teaching fellowship to accepted applicants supplemented with summer stipends. Students with high academic standing and interests in avian ecology, GIS, predator-prey dynamics, spatial analysis, and a love of studying animals in extremely remote field situations should contact DR. ERIN BAYNE (EM:, PH:780-492-4165). Applicants please send cover letter, CV, transcripts, and names of three references via e-mail. More details can be found at:

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION MANAGER (Full time/staff position), Organization: International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC), Location: San Pedro,
California (southern California)-D Description of Organization: Since
1971, IBRRC has been a leader in the field of oiled bird rehabilitation and has responded to hundreds of spills around the world. IBRRC also manages two 10,000 square foot, state of the art, rehabilitation centers in California as part of the State's Oiled Wildlife Care Network. The centers operate 365 days a year, with staff and volunteers, treating both oiled and non-oiled aquatic birds and waterfowl that are in need of medical care. Job
Description: The Rehabilitation Manager for the San Pedro center manages both staff and volunteers, guides the wildlife rehabilitation program utilizing IBRRC policies and protocols, trains and updates staff on established rehabilitation procedures and works to build a balanced team that achieves the high standards set by the organization. This is a hands-on position that requires extensive knowledge and experience in medical procedures, chart and record keeping, and oil spill response. The rehabilitation manager for this facility must be in excellent physical condition, have a minimum of four years experience working in a wildlife care facility, be able to deal with stress, have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor and be a people-person who is comfortable being a team leader. This position reports to the Director of IBRRC. Medical and dental insurance are provided after 6 months employment. Applicants should fax or e-mail a current resume including any academic or special study related to wildlife, especially avian species, and be able to provide three letters of recommendation. A cover letter should explain why applicants feel they have the ability to manage a center of this size. Any oil spill experience should also be explained. Applicants will be given a detailed job description before an interview is scheduled. Extensive information about IBRRC, its programs and the two centers, can be found at No phone calls please. Cover letters and resumes may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the attention of JAY HOLCOMB, Director,
IBRRC, 4369 Cordelia Road, Cordelia, CA 94534. (FX: 707-207-0380, EM:

MARSHBIRD TECHNICIAN is needed at Four Rivers Conservation Area, near Rich Hill, Missouri to assist a master's degree student with graduate research on rail ecology from 15 Aug - 30 Nov. The objects of this research are to assess migration chronology, habitat use, and movements of soras and Virginia rails in managed moist soil units of west-central Missouri.
Duties: The technician will assist in capturing (spotlighting and mist-netting), banding, attaching radios and radio-tracking soras and Virginia rails during day and night hours. Technician will assist in vegetation sampling at rail locations. Qualifications: Applicant with or working towards a Bachelor's degree in wildlife Biology, and experience with radio telemetry and mist-netting is preferred. Applicant must have a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and strong work ethic. Applicant must be capable of working under harsh conditions and irregular hours. Applicant must have a valid driver's license. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining or furthering his/her field experience in ornithological research and in particular, monitoring marshbirds. Salary: $1500.00 stipend. Housing provided. To apply send a cover letter of interest and experience, resume, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to NORA SCHUBERT, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, by email: Application closing date is 31 Jul 2004.

ECOLOGIST/PROJECT MANAGER POSITION-H. T. Harvey & Associates, a well-established ecological consulting firm, has a senior-level opening for a project manager at our Fresno, California office. Depending on prior experience and capability, duties may include managing projects in the following subjects: CEQA/NEPA compliance; habitat conservation planning; habitat restoration and mitigation banking; endangered species surveys; Section 7 consultation; management plan preparation; and ecological research. Other key responsibilities include business development, marketing, proposal preparation, staff training, contract management and staff supervision. Requirements: MA/MS or PhD (or equivalent experience) in one of the following disciplines: wildlife, fisheries, habitat restoration, botany, or wetland permitting. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing major projects; demonstrable technical writing ability and strong communication skills are essential. EOE. Excellent salary and benefits package. Opportunities in other offices are also available. E-mail resume and references to or fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel (PH: 559-449-8248). For company overview, go to

COORDINATOR FOR AUDUBON AT HOME -Audubon At Home is a program within Audubon whose ultimate aim is to create an understanding of ecological processes, and an understanding of how everyday actions have an effect on the health of the environment. For the past three years, the program has worked to create safe and wildlife friendly habitats in backyards through reduction in the use of pesticides, fertilizers, water, and growing native species, and removing exotic invasive plant species. The focus has been on creating bird-friendly habitats at home and in community landscapes, and the origins of the program are in the BirdCast project that aimed to create welcoming habitats for migrant species. In the last two years, Audubon has partnered with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service to complement the NRCS role within the agricultural community. For a full background see Audubon now seeks to hire a Coordinator for Audubon At Home at its Science Office in Bucks County to lead Audubon Science's involvement in Audubon At Home and work collaboratively with all parts of the Audubon organization to develop the program as a science-based home- and community-focused conservation initiative that engages people in Audubon nationwide. For full information please go to Submit electronic resume and cover letter to

Matechoice in Little Fairy Penguins- Australia Volunteer Research Assistants

EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS-several experienced volunteers are sought from late
Aug- end of Jan to assist in a Ph.D. study of the behavioral ecology and mating system of little penguins at the international tourist destination of Phillip Island, 120 km in south-east of Melbourne in Australia. This work would suit hardworking, active and experienced workers keen to visit Australia in spring/summer and gain unique and varied field experience. Work will involve nest burrow monitoring, night observations, electronic monitoring, capture, handling and tagging of adults and chicks. Accommodation is available for volunteers for a minimum 4 weeks stay. Preference will be given to experienced penguin/bird research assistants and those who can stay longer term. Please forward your cv to TANIA BILLING (EM:

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN: A 2-year term position (GS-5) with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station is currently being developed. This position will assist with a variety of wildlife research projects on the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site near Aiken, SC. Bird censusing and nest monitoring will occupy the majority of the technician's time during breeding (May-Jul) and wintering (Jan-Feb) seasons, whereas additional wildlife and vegetation sampling will occur year-round. Bird identification skills (by sight and sound) are required, as well as ability to work independently in the field under sometimes adverse conditions of heat, humidity, and insects. The position is anticipated to start this fall. If interested, please respond to and you will receive information on how and when to apply.

FIELD TECHNICIAN needed in southeastern KENYA for a study of African Goshawk ecology and movements in mid-elevation cloud forest habitat. The study site is a unique area of Kenya classified as an Endemic Bird Area, and is within a day's travel of tropical savanna and the coast. Further, Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen from the study area, and the birding and wildlife viewing opportunities are world-class. The work will consist of surveying for several raptor species, nest searching, radio-telemetry of African Goshawks, and collecting basic vegetation measurements. I will provide in-country transportation to and from the study site, a small monthly stipend (enough to cover food and lodging), and training in the above skills if needed. Applicants must be in excellent physical health, able to work long days, and should be prepared for the conditions and adversities of working and living in a developing country. This requires being adaptable, patient, and adventurous. Previous field experience and/or experience traveling in a developing country is preferred, and a good sense of humor and an easygoing attitude are essential. The position begins in late Oct 2004 and will continue through at least Apr 2005, though start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Only applicants willing to commit to a minimum of two months will be considered. This is an opportunity to expand your horizons and live and work in a truly amazing part of the world. To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume/CV, and three references (names, phone #s, and email
addresses) to GRAHAM D. FAIRHURST, Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Biology Department, Ghent University, Belgium (EM: Email
only, please I am not currently in Belgium!

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST working with California Condor Reintroduction at Pinnacles National Monument, California. The National Park Service will be announcing in Jul a position for a GS5-7 term wildlife biologist to assist with the recovery efforts at the newest condor reintroduction site located in the coastal mountains of central California. Duties include radiotracking free-flying birds, making behavioral observations of captive birds, handling birds during trap-ups, and interacting with the public. Project involves substantial contact with private landowners and park visitors, so good communication skills a must. Experience with radiotracking and bird biology (esp. vultures and raptors) desired, plus good physical conditioning to handle hiking in steep terrain during 100 degree plus summer weather. Benefits include health insurance and retirement/pension program contributions. Look for job posting at Position expected to start mid-Aug and last for a minimum of one year, with extensions possible up to 4 years.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN POSITION, Ducks Unlimited, Inc, Mid-Atlantic Field Office, Stevensville, MD--Ducks Unlimited, Inc, the continents leading wetland conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for a contractual position as a research technician in the Chesapeake Bay area. The technician will be primarily responsible for monitoring and evaluation projects focusing on newly restored riparian forest buffers and emergent wetlands. Duties related to these projects include: data collection, data management, and compiling and presenting project summaries and data reports. Additional duties will include supporting local biological staff as needed and may offer the opportunity for involvement in DU's on-the-ground habitat restoration activities. A wildlife biology, environmental sciences or other natural resources background is desirable. Some knowledge of forestry and riparian restoration issues will be helpful. A successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree, have strong quantitative skills, good computer skills, be willing to travel, and available for employment immediately. The individual must demonstrate the ability to work both independently and in a team environment with federal, state, and local partners. Additionally, strong written and oral communication skills are
necessary. This full-time, one-year, contractual position will be located
at The Ducks Unlimited, Inc Mid-Atlantic Field Office in Stevensville,
Maryland. The position will pay a stipend of $2115.33 per month. Please
send a resume, letter describing your qualifications and a list of at least three references to TINA YERKES, Director of Conservation Planning, Ducks Unlimited, Inc, 331 Metty Drive, Suite 4, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or email: Deadline for submission of materials is 15 Jul 2004. Estimated start date for position is 01 Aug 2004. Ducks Unlimited, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED: volunteers to help re-sight color-banded Chucao Tapaculos in Chilean rainforest. Starting approx. 1 Nov 2004 for about 3 wks. Food and lodging provided. Some help with travel costs may be available. Applications will be processed as received. Contact DR. MARY F. WILLSON (EM:

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Full-time temporary position. Closing
date: 15 Aug 2004, or until filled. Job location: Columbus Ohio. Position
Description: The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory, a cooperative venture between the Ohio State University School of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife is seeking a qualified individual (completed doctoral degree) with strong analytical, quantitative, and study design skills. The successful applicant will evaluate current statewide wildlife population and surveys for northern bobwhites and ring-necked pheasants and develop alternative field methodologies to enhance their statistical rigor and validity. Working with students, faculty, and research staff of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the incumbent also will assist with the design and development of a monitoring program for grassland bird communities on wildlife habitat focus areas in Ohio. The latter may be accomplished in part through teaching a graduate
level course. Grant-writing, development, publication, and other activity
in support of the individual's research program is encouraged/expected.
Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with wildlife population census and survey methodologies and estimating abundance and population trends of wildlife is required. Successful applicant must have a strong background in statistical methods, population analysis/modeling, and study design. Knowledge and/or personal experience working with a state wildlife or natural resource management agency is expected. Field experience with grassland wildlife and Midwestern agricultural habitats is highly desirable, but not required. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, but also collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Salary: $30,000 - $35,000 per annum depending on qualifications. Anticipated starting date: 1 Oct 2004. To apply: Send resume, statement of interest/qualifications, and 4 academic/professional letters of reference. Contact: Robert J. Gates (EM: gates.77@osu,edu, PH: 614-292-9571)

MANOMET BIRD OBSERVATORY SEEKS FALL 2004 SEASONAL BANDING INTERN (14 Aug - 15 Nov). The Observatory at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Box 1770, Manomet MA 02345-1770 (FX 508-224-9220) invites resumes by mail, FAX or e-mail (EM: with phone numbers of two references. Band five 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. You will be a good (and employable) bird bander by Nov! Live free on 40 acres by Cape Cod Bay, town nearby (walking), most facilities available. Will help two experienced banders and volunteers to run 50 nets dawn to dusk. Stipend of $100 per week for food. Contact TREVOR L. LLOYD-EVANS.

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