20 de agosto de 2004


Audubon of Florida's Tavernier Science Center is seeking Field Technicians to fill four 5-month positions monitoring ROSEATE SPOONBILL nesting activity in Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys. Technicians will be needed from 1 Nov through 1 Apr (2), and from 1 Dec through 1 May (2). The job is primarily field oriented during the dry season (Dec to Apr). Scientific responsibilities include monitoring spoonbill colonies and collecting data regarding nesting effort and success, banding spoonbill nestlings, resighting banded spoonbills, conducting flight-line counts at dawn and dusk, conducting colony counts via fixed-wing aircraft, and maintaining a database. Field data will be collected from automobiles, kayaks, powerboats, and airplanes. Other job responsibilities include maintenance of vehicles, boats, and field equipment. Applicants may be required to work long and unpredictable hours in the sometimes-harsh environment of South Florida (e.g., heat and humidity, wading through hip deep mud, exposure to myriad biting insects, near-misses with rattlesnakes, intense sun exposure, and boating in rough seas). However, breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, encounters with amazing marine wildlife, and laid-back Keys living are some of the perks of this position. Requirements: B.S. with a background in field ecology, experience with small boats, standard computer skills, and ability to work well with others as well as alone. Responsible individuals who have field experience in Florida's estuaries, mangrove forests and/or coastal wetlands are desired. Salary is $1250/month plus housing. To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, CV or resume, and the names of 3+ references to BRYNNE LANGAN (EM: or send to National Audubon Society, 115 Indian Mound Trail, Tavernier, FL, 33070, before 15 Oct 2004.

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