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24 de febrero de 2005

Mogollón de ofertas para ornitólogos

red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) research on a private plantation near St.
George, South Carolina. Technician will assist in banding nestling and
adult RCWs, monitoring nesting activities, and tracking RCW groups
post-fledging. The position will run from 1 May to 19 Aug 2005 (start
date may be flexible). Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Pay
is $1,480 per month. Applicant must possess a high school diploma, 1 yr.
of experience in a wildlife-related field and a valid driver’s license.
Job requires good vision and ability to identify leg band colors using a
spotting scope Preferred applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in
wildlife or related field, previous bird banding experience and
familiarity with Swedish climbing ladders. Applicant should be able to
withstand ticks, chiggers, hot, humid conditions, heights up to 60ft and
be able to work independently and with others. TO APPLY: Download
employment application form at: Fax
application and resume to Clemson University Human Resources, (FX:
864-656-1334), along with cover letter stating job title (Wildlife
Technician II) and position #(0317-5425). For additional information
contact SARAH LAUERMAN (PH: 864- 656-1853) or by email (EM: (with "Wildlife Technician" in the subject line).
Application deadline is 25 Mar 2005

SUMMER INTERN(S), stipend available--The Wildlife Conservation
Society's, Adirondack Communities and Conservation Program. The
Adirondack Communities and Conservation Program of the Wildlife
Conservation Society works to promote healthy human communities and
wildlife conservation in the Adirondacks through an information-based
and cooperative approach to research, community involvement, and
outreach. We work to generate and disseminate objective information to a
wide range of stakeholders on a number of important issues such as human
– wildlife conflicts; protecting loons through a public education
campaign and research on airborne pollutants, fishing, and lakeshore
development; and monitoring the impacts that all-terrain vehicle use and
road development have on wildlife in the Adirondacks. WCS is seeking
experienced birders to help with a research project examining the
abundance and distribution of a suite of boreal birds throughout the
Park. Job Description: Summer intern will conduct 10 minute point count
surveys at a variety of locations to assist in collecting abundance and
distribution data for the following species in the Adirondacks:
three-toed woodpecker, black-backed woodpecker, rusty blackbird,
Lincoln’s sparrow, yellow-bellied flycatcher, olive-sided flycatcher,
palm warbler, gray jay, boreal chickadee, and spruce grouse. Intern will
conduct standard point counts of 10 minutes divided into 3 time
intervals, during which the observer will note and map all species
detected, their location relative to a 50m radius of the point count
center, and their activity (i.e., singing, calling, individual seen).
Locations will be spread primarily throughout western portion of the
Adirondack Park but have not yet been completely determined. Many points
will be surveyed on foot along trails, but some points are better
surveyed with a canoe or kayak. Intern will also assist in collection of
basic habitat data at a subsample of the point count locations.
Qualifications: Self-motivated, professional, able to work independently
in remote locations. Birding skills and familiarity with Adirondack
species required. Hiking, navigation, and GPS experience preferred. Some
weekend and overnight work may be required; overall schedule is fairly
flexible. Travel around the Adirondacks required; own transportation is
necessary, travel costs will be reimbursed. Please send, e-mail, or fax
resume and letter of interest by 1 Apr to: MICHALE GLENNON, Wildlife
Conservation Society, 7 Brandy Brook Ave. #204, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
(PH: 518-891-8872, FX: 518-891-8875, EM: (if sending
material electronically, please attach as a MS Word Document). For
information about our programs visit:

SHORT-TERM BICKNELLS’ THRUSH INTERN(s), stipend available. The
Adirondack Communities and Conservation Program of the Wildlife
Conservation Society works to promote healthy human communities and
wildlife conservation in the Adirondacks through an information-based
and cooperative approach to research, community involvement, and
outreach. We work to generate and disseminate objective information to a
wide range of stakeholders on a number of important issues such as human
– wildlife conflicts; protecting loons through a public education
campaign and research on airborne pollutants, fishing, and lakeshore
development; and monitoring the impacts that all-terrain vehicle use and
road development have on wildlife in the Adirondacks. WCS is seeking
experienced birders to help with a research project examining the
effects of ski area development on Bicknell’s thrush on Whiteface Mt.
Job Description: Summer intern(s) will conduct 10 minute point count
surveys at a variety of locations on Whiteface Mt to detect presence of
Bicknell’s thrush, Swainson’s thrush, blackpoll warbler, white-throated
sparrow, and winter wren. Intern(s) will conduct standard point counts
of 10 minutes divided into 3 time intervals, during which the observer
will note and map species detected, their location relative to a 50m
radius of the point count center, and their activity (i.e., singing,
calling, individual seen). Qualifications: Self-motivated, professional,
able to work independently in remote locations. This work involves
difficult terrain and bushwhacking through fir waves and other
disturbance zones in the high elevation Bicknell’s thrush habitat on
Whiteface, and therefore requires a positive attitude and willingness to
travel and work very early in the morning in difficult locations.
Birding skills and familiarity with the aforementioned species required.
Hiking, navigation, and GPS experience preferred. Some weekend and
overnight work may be required. All surveys will take place during the
first 15 days of Jun, 2005. Please send, e-mail, or fax resume and
letter of interest by 1 Apr to: MICHALE GLENNON, Wildlife Conservation
Society, 7 Brandy Brook Ave. #204, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. (PH:
518-891-8872, FX: 518-891-8875, EM: (if sending
material electronically, please attach as a MS Word Document). For
information about our programs visit:

experienced nest searchers; Intern and experienced mist-netters; Intern
and experienced target-netters; Mist-netting supervisors; Small Mammal
Trapping Intern. FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are needed for Dr. Tom
Martin’s long-term research program that examines the evolution of
life-history traits as well as the influence of predation rates, habitat
structure, and micro-climate on nest site selection in birds. Field
Research Assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many
of the field techniques used in avian research such as: nest-searching,
mist-netting, target-netting, territory mapping, re-sighting, and
video-taping nests. The study site is located in North Central Arizona
in the Coconino National Forest at 8,000 ft. elevation in montane
forest. The field camp is remote and requires tent living (you must
provide your own tent), and pay is $825/mo (all intern positions) or
$1100/mo (mist-netting supervisor positions). The project runs from 1
May and will end no later than 22 Jul. Applicants should have a strong
work ethic and appreciation for scientific research. Those applying for
the mist-netting supervisor positions must have a minimum of three
months banding experience, preferably with MAPS protocol. For more info,
please see our website at Review of applications
is occurring NOW, and will continue until positions are filled (no later
than 31 Mar, 2005). Please email or surface mail the following
materials: cover letter stating your interest in the project, desired
position, and relevant experience; resume; and the names, email
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: KARIE DECKER,
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, NS-205, University of
Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 406-243-6007; EM: Enthusiasm is more important than experience.

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST (1) – (28 Mar - 31Jul, or longer) - Needed for a
project to assess the value of private lands easement, restoration, and
incentive programs to migratory and resident land and waterbirds in the
Central Valley of California. Experience conducting point counts is
preferred (proven ability to identify western birds by sight and song is
acceptable). Experience estimating large flock size of shorebirds
desirable. Strong identification skills for all bird species desirable.
Applicants must be at least in moderate physical condition, as long
hours in field will be required and some hiking may be involved to
access sites. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is
necessary. Applicants should have good communication skills and good
attitudes toward working closely with the duck hunting community and
other private land owners. Other responsibilities include data entry and
summary, regular communications with off-site project supervisor, and
assistance with final report preparation. The position is based in the
San Joaquin Valley (the southern portion of the Central Valley). Pay is
$1800-2100/month, depending on experience. Housing is provided. A
Reliable vehicle is necessary, mileage reimbursed at federal rate. There
is a possibility of extending position into fall (28 Mar-Oct). Weather
varies seasonally, but applicants should be aware that the southern
Central Valley is hot and dry during summer months. To apply, send a
cover letter, resume, and name of three references (please include email
addresses if possible) to: RENEE CORMIER, PRBO Conservation Science,
4990 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970, or email them
(preferred)as MS Word documents (EM:

VOLUNTEERS--Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory is accepting applications
for Long Term Volunteers (minumum time commitment 14 days), for the
Spring and Fall seasons at the Cabot Head Research Station on the Bruce
Peninsula, Ontario. Good birding skills (eastern North American species,
sight and sound, or experience in banding and extraction from mist nets
are a benefit. Communal living situation in comfortable but rustic
remote setting on the north-eastern tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Assist
Station Scientist in migration monitoring protocol, 7 hours per day
starting 1/2 hour before sunrise, data entry, and other project
assistance. Apply through the BPBO webpage at

FIELD ASSISTANTS WANTED for a study of urban songbird ecology in the
Seattle area. Full-time paid, part-time volunteer, and credit positions
for students available. Field experience with birds is preferred but not
required. Positions begin in early Apr and end in early Aug. Pay rate is
up to $1200 per month, depending on experience. Primary duties are spot
mapping of songbird territories and nest searching and monitoring.
Additional possible duties include mist netting, bird banding, insect
sampling, habitat measurements, and radio tracking. Ideal applicants
will be responsible, dedicated, hard-working, willing to work in
inclement weather over rough terrain, available full-time with flexible
schedule, available to work occasional weekends, independent workers,
team players, currently licensed to drive, and good navigators.
Applicants must submit cover letter describing their interest in the
position, resume describing work skills & experiences, and two
references (names, e-mail addresses, & phone numbers) by 1 Mar 2005 to
KARA WHITTAKER (EM:, Avian Conservation Lab,
University Of Washington. For more information, see:

SHOREBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT needed for disturbance studies. Work will
involve assisting field work on Delaware Bay, 9 May - 24 Jun.
Qualifications we seek include bird identification abilities, ability to
work alone outdoors (sometimes for long hours in variable weather
conditions), willingness to carefully follow data-collection protocols,
basic understanding of software (Excel, word processing), ability to
walk long-distances while carrying equipment on beaches, ability to
interact tactfully with housemates, have your own vehicle and valid
driver's license. Salary approx. $500/week, depending upon
qualifications. Short season and demanding agenda will require intensive
work-schedule. Communal housing available. If you have questions about
the work or the project please contact BRIAN HARRINGTON (EM: If want to know more about Manomet Center for
Conservation Sciences please visit the web site (URL:
Application deadline is open until position is filled. Early
applications are strongly encouraged. Submit resume to
or by mail to address below. Please include names and contact
information for three references we can contact. Manomet is an equal
opportunity employer. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, PO Box
1770, Manomet, MA 02345.

BIOLOGIST (1) needed beginning approximately 1 Apr for full time,
temporary, year-round position working on red-cockaded woodpecker
population monitoring in south Florida (W. Palm Beach). Duties will
include nest searching, nest monitoring, climbing trees using Swedish
sectional ladders, capturing and banding adults and nestlings,
identifying birds by reading color bands, data entry, collecting GPS
data & making maps, and maintaining natural and artificial cavities.
Applicants must be willing to work long hours in hot and humid
conditions. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience
monitoring nests, banding birds, reading color bands, navigating in the
woods, using ArcView & Access programs. Applicants must possess a valid
driver's license. Pay rate: $13.96/hour. Field housing may be available.
Application: Deadline for applications is Monday, 28 Feb 2005; early
applications are encouraged. Please send (via e-mail or regular mail) a
cover letter explaining your interest in the job and relevant
experience, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, addresses, and
e-mail addresses of three references to: Robin Boughton, Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1239 SW 10 St., Ocala, FL 34474. (EM:, PH: 352-732-1225)

to assist with a project examining the response of plant and animal
communities to burning and herbicide treatments in loblolly pine
plantations in Kemper County, Mississippi (approximately 1 hour south of
Mississippi State University). Duties may include, but are not limited
to: collecting avian point count data; quantifying habitat; biomass
collection; and data entry. Ability to identify birds of the southeast
by call and sight is required. Knowledge of tree and plant species of
the southeast is desirable. Technicians must be able to operate 4 wheel
drive vehicles and ATVs, willing to work alone and with team members,
and tolerate variable weather conditions. Housing and research
transportation are provided. $7.25-9.00/hr based on experience. Send
cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by 1 Mar
2005 to: RAYMOND IGLAY, Mississippi State University, Dept. of Wildlife
and Fisheries, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762 via email with
cover letter/resume attachments in Word or WordPerfect format to Applications sent by mail will also be accepted.

FIELD ASSISTANT (1) position available to assist a graduate student
evaluating the effects of partial harvesting on cavity nesting birds in
the Carolinian zone of southwestern Ontario. The position runs 1 May -
30 Aug 2005. Primary duties will include finding and monitoring nests of
target bird species, capturing and colour banding adults at nest, and
invertebrate sampling. The main objectives of the study are to: 1)
determine the effects of various forest harvesting treatments on CNB
species diversity, abundance and reproductive success, 2) determine
nesting habitat preference and availability within the different
treatments, 3) monitor rates of cavity reuse and 4) determine whether
primary cavity nesters (PCN)(birds that excavate their own cavities)
respond differentially to the treatments from secondary cavity nesters
(SCN)(birds that use natural or abandoned cavities). Work will involve
identifying primary and secondary cavity nesting birds by site and
sound. The assistant will also be involved in collecting vegetation
data, including identifying trees, shrubs, and herbs, measuring tree
diameter and percent cover of vegetation in each layer. This position
will entail recording detailed nest monitoring field data and notes,
using GPS, and entering data into a computer database. The assistant
must be willing to work very early mornings, sometimes under harsh
conditions (lots of mosquitoes, heat, difficult walking in some sites,
some long hours). Experience with any of the above duties is a bonus,
but enthusiasm and a keen desire to learn are mandatory. Salary is $1200
- 1600/mo, depending on experience. Transportation provided to study
sites, but must have accommodation in the London region. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until position is
filled. Send letter of interest, your resume, and three references by
email (preferred) to KATA BAVRLIC (EM: or by mail
(Kata Bavrlic, Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program, Trent University,
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7B8).

POST-DOC OPPORTUNITY-- Max Planck Intitute for Ornithology, Radolfzell
location. Applications are invited for a post-doc to study aspects of
plumage coloration in relation to season, sex steroids, immune and other
health parameters in songbirds. This research is aimed at a better
understanding of trade-offs and proximate mechanisms involved in
production and maintenance of sexual signals. We are looking for a
highly motivated scientist, interested in tackling questions in
behavioural ecology from an interdisciplinary approach, able develop
their research independently, while working in a team. It is highly
desirable to have experience or the willingnness and ability to learn
and/or develop independently some of the following skills: modern immune
function estimates, bird ringing and blood sampling, the analysis of
colour reflectance spectra, classical biochemical assays, hormone
analysis and manipulation. The successful candidate will be part of a
newly-started 5-year research program on the behavioral ecology of
sexual signaling based at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, at
the Vogelwarte location in Radolfzell. We offer superb logistical
support, including extensive, fully-manned, permanent and seasonal mist
netting systems for year-round captures of residents and migrants,
complemented by ample aviary facilities. At the Seewiesen location there
is access to molecular and endocrinological laboratories. The working
language is English, but knowledge of German is advantageous. There are
no teaching obligations, but the institute has active connections to the
Universities of Konstanz, Freiburg and Munich. This position is
initially for one year, but can be extended up to 3(5) years.
Remuneration is a tax-free stipend of the Max Planck Society,
commensurate with age and family circumstances. Starting date is
flexible but a start in Apr is preferred. Candidates should send a
curriculum vitae, pdfs of max. three key publications, a letter with a
brief statement of research achievements and interests plus full contact
details of three referees, to To ensure full
consideration, applications should arrive before 28 Feb, aiming for a
starting date in Spring. For further information, please contact DR.
ANNE PETERS (EM: The Max Planck Society is an
independent, non-profit organization that promotes research in its own
institutes. The MPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WILDLIFE PROGRAM MANAGER Salary: DOE Start: Mar 2005 Duration: 8 months
(continued employment dependent upon funding). Overview The Wildlife
Program Manager is responsible for the technical and administrative work
associated with the Wildlife Program at the Pueblo of Santa Ana
Department of Natural Resources (SADNR). Responsibilities include
project development, implementation, report writing, and training and
supervising both, Range and Wildlife, Division technicians and interns.
Duties and Responsibilities * Assist Division Manager with elements of
the Wildlife Program (grant writing, purchasing, hiring, budget
tracking, training, and supervision). * Assist in the development
(planning and protocols) and implementation (field work) of wildlife
monitoring (small and large mammal, avian, herpetofauna, arthropod). *
Develop and maintain wildlife monitoring database. * Collect, analyze,
interpret, and report wildlife and habitat monitoring data. * Pursue
funding opportunities as needed to carry out objectives and fulfill the
goals of the Wildlife Program. * Assist in outreach to the Pueblo of
Santa Ana community concerning wildlife and wildlife management. * Work
with SADNR staff, consultants, and interdisciplinary teams from outside
agencies. * Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements *
Bachelor (BS/BA) degree in biology, wildlife management, ecology, or
other natural resource related field. * Work experience in wildlife
monitoring or management with at least three (3) years of field
experience conducting avian surveys (for example spot mapping, point
counts, and playback). * Computer experience in Microsoft Office. *
Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications *
Experience surveying for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. * Be able to visually and acoustically identify
most Southwest avian species. * Experience identifying Southwest flora.
* Computer experience (ArcGIS, ERDAS "Leica" Imagine, Trimble Pathfinder
Office). Note: This job specification is not intended to be an all
inclusive list of responsibilities. Please submit Resume and three
professional references to: MIRIAM BAKER, Human Resources, Pueblo of
Santa Ana, 02 Dove Road, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 EM:, PH: (office) 505-771-6707, PH: 505-867-3395).
Application Deadline is 25 Feb 2005

FLAMMULATED OWL FIELD TECHNICIANS (2-3) needed to conduct nocturnal
surveys primarily along roads and trails for nesting owls using playback
techniques. Technicians will work independently. Previous owl survey
experience helpful but not essential. Must be a strong hiker, know how
to travel using topographical maps and aerial photos, and enjoy working
the "night shift". Approximate dates of employment are 9 May – 22 Jul
2005. Duties include finding birds using playbacks, sampling vegetation,
locating study sites, maintaining data sheets and other documentation,
and computer data entry. Technicians can expect to camp out for most of
the season. Expect long hours, inclement weather, and spectacular
country. Technicians are required to provide their own vehicles (4x4’s
not required but may come in handy). Technicians will be reimbursed
mileage and per diem on addition to a salary of $1980-$2200 per month.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information for 3 references to JOEL SAUDER, preferably via email:, or via mail at Idaho Department of Fish and
Game, 1540 Warner Ave, Lewiston ID 83501.

SONGBIRD SURVEY TECHNICIANS (2) needed from 16 May – approx. 22 Jul 2005
to conduct riparian bird surveys for the Avian Science Center (URL: Technicians will be responsible for
setting up a new riparian component for our established Landbird
Monitoring Program. Surveys will be conducted along western Montana’s
scenic rivers using a combination of boating (canoes, rafts, or kayaks)
and hiking to reach sites. Technicians will work in pairs and can expect
to camp out for most of the season. Duties include locating new sites,
point count surveys, basic vegetation collection, and data entry. We are
looking for highly qualified individuals with a strong knowledge of
western birds, especially riparian species. Expert boating skills are
required. Salary is $1800-2200/mo DOE plus a lodging per diem.
Applicants with a vehicle preferred (reimbursement is $0.40/mi).
Position will be open until suitable candidates are found. To apply,
please send cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to ANNA
NOSON by email: or mail: Avian Science Center,
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812.

BIRD BANDING INTERNS (3)-- Denali Institute Migration Station (DIMS) -
~15 Jul - ~15 Sep. The DIMS is a partnership among the Denali Institute,
Camp Denali/North Face Lodge, and the Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO). It
is located in the Kantishna area of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Interns receive on-site training in mist netting, bird identification
and passerine banding, aging and sexing techniques. The typical workweek
is 40 hours, with four days spent at the banding station (starting at
5:30 AM) and one day entering data in the computer. In addition to
banding birds, interns will work with volunteers, assist with data
management, station maintenance, and presentation of educational
programs to Denali National Park visitors. Some banding experience is
preferred, as well as good bird identification skills and the ability to
work long hours and live in close quarters. Applicants must be in
excellent physical condition, as accessing the mist nets requires
walking up a steep hillside with elevation gain of approximately 350
feet. Small travel stipend is provided; food and lodging is also
provided. For a more detailed position description and to apply please

duties will include conducting standardized early morning broadcast
surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, resighting color-banded birds,
brown-headed cowbird trapping, vegetation sampling, and coordinating
field logistics at multiple sites. Regular travel between sites
required. Positions run from late Apr - Aug 2005. Computer data entry is
required. Housing and vehicles provided. Mileage reimbursement is
provided for on-site use of personal vehicles. Applicants must be able
to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color
vision, have current eligibility to work in the U.S., and possess a
valid driver’s license. Positions require stooping/crawling through
dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and
biting insects. Qualified applicants will have experience in avian
research including surveying, nest searching/monitoring, and supervising
field crews. Preferred qualifications include prior experience in the
identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds and experience using
motorboats and ATVs. Previous experience with SWFL preferred, but
training will be provided. Compensation: $16.25/hr with a rotating
schedule of 10 days on (80 hours) and 4 days off. $15 per diem when away
from assigned duty station. To apply, submit resume, cover letter,
college transcripts, and contacts for 3 professional references to
DENISE JOHNSON (EM:, SWCA Environmental Consultants,
114 N. San Francisco Street, Suite 100, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; (PH:
928-774-5500 x229; 1-800-224-4234 x229; FX: 928-779-2709). Position
opened until filled.

FIELD ASSISTANTS, Early Apr - mid Jul 2005, needed for research studying
the biology of birds living in urban/suburban environments in
Washington, DC, Maryland and northern Virginia. Neighborhood Nestwatch
( is a community-based research project and
is an opportunity to do basic conservation biology and environmental
education. This work requires an ability to communicate biology to
everyday citizens. Strong applicants will have experience re-sighting
color-banded birds, finding nests, and capturing and banding, and birds.
Willingness to work long hours, six days a week in a team-oriented
environment essential. Meticulous data entry, other office-related
tasks, and use of personal vehicle also involved. Salary ($300-$350/mo.)
commensurate with experience. Group housing in proximity to research
base provided. Please send cover letter, CV, and the names, addresses,
and phone numbers of three references to BOB REITSMA, Smithsonian
Environmental Research Center, P.O Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 (or to by 1 Mar 2005.

BIOLOGICAL Technicians (2) needed for Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Northern Spotted Owl study in southwest Mendocino County California. 1
Mar (or ASAP) - Jul 2005. Project includes night occupancy surveys as
well as day visits to monitor nests. Qualifications include being able
to follow a detailed protocol, take complete field notes, enter data,
work well with others, and spend long hours in the woods in a beautiful
area. The Lead Position (1) requires Spotted Owl experience and an
eagerness for responsibility and supervisory experience. Pay is $1800
with housing provided. For the Field Tech Position (1), Spotted Owl
training not necessary but some field experience required. Pay is
$800/mo. with housing provided. Vehicle and working binoculars are
required for both positions. To apply: mail/email a letter of interest
describing previous owl/field experience and dates of availability,
resume, and contacts for 2 references to KATIE FEHRING, Terrestrial
Ecology Division, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach CA 94970.

FIELD ASSISTANT NEEDED from 25 May through 7 Jul to conduct point count
surveys on Steens Mountain in SE Oregon. Surveys are being conducted
throughout the "juniper belt" at elevations ranging from 4500 to 6500
ft. on sites that have been thinned manually, on prescribed burns, and
on untreated areas that reflect a range of conditions from open
shrubsteppe habitat to closed-canopy woodland. In addition to conducting
point counts, position includes some vegetation sampling and data entry.
Pay is $1900 per month. At least one experience conducting point count
surveys is required. To apply please send a letter of interest, resume,
and contact information for 3 references to: AARON HOLMES (EM: Position is open until filled.

DEVELOPMENT (Western Wyoming). Field assistants are needed from early
Apr through Jul. Research focuses on annual reproductive success and
survival of sagebrush obligate songbirds in relation to land use
patterns and weather. Duties revolve around locating an monitoring nests
of Sage Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Sage Thrasher but all positions
involve some vegetation sampling and data entry. Experience with bird
identification, field surveys, mist netting, and/or nest finding is
helpful but not necessarily required. The most important qualifications
are the ability to function both independently and as part of a team and
the ability to spend long hours in the field. Applicants willing to use
a personal vehicle to commute to and from the study sites desired
(reimbursed at 40.5 cents per mile). A stipend of $1000 per month and
housing in Pinedale, Wyoming is provided. To apply please email AARON
HOLMES (EM: a letter of interest describing previous
experience with field research, specific dates of availability and
whether or not you have a vehicle, your resume, and contact information
for three references.

ORNITHOLOGIST, CAMP ATTERBURY--Location - Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
Approximately 30 miles south of Indianapolis, IN, near Interstate 65.
Wages - $15.00/hr. Duration - 11 Apr through 20 May. Job Description -
Employee will conduct a breeding bird survey along permanently
established plots. A morning and evening census will be taken at each
plot. This requires that the employee work a split shift - 4 hours at
sunrise and 4 hours at sunset. Will use map and compass to find plots.
Qualifications - Must be able to identify birds by sight and song. Have
knowledge of birds found in Indiana. Be able to work with map and
compass. Be able to work with minimal supervision. Willing to work
weekends, holidays and in adverse weather. Have a watch and valid
driver's license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Additional Information - One position available. Based on military
demand, rooms may be available at $10 to $16 per night. Camping is
available at $15 / night. Application - Send resume, letter of
application, and three references by 11 Mar 2005 to TODD EUBANK, Camp
Atterbury, Bldg. 609, Edinburgh, IN 46124. (PH: 812-526-1229, FX:

FIELD ASSISTANT needed to help with PhD study of Yellow-rumped Warbler
hybrid zone in and around Jasper and Banff National Parks, 16 Apr to 6
Aug 2005. Work will involve capturing male warblers using song playback
and mist nets, taking measurements and blood samples, and possibly
resighting banded birds for song recording and behavioral observations.
Additional duties may include vegetation sampling and data entry. This
job is a great opportunity to acquire skills in bird banding and to
learn about ecology and evolution field research. Applicants must be
motivated and willing to work long and irregular hours, often starting
before sunrise. Previous field experience, especially with mist-netting,
is preferred but not required. Enthusiasm for living and working
outdoors, however, is required. Salary is $1500/month plus travel to and
from Vancouver. Food and accommodation (sometimes field research
stations, sometimes camping) will be provided. Funding for this position
will be provided by an NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award;
therefore applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents,
be enrolled in or graduating from a Canadian university in spring 2005,
and have a cumulative 80% grade average or above. To apply, send a
statement of interest, CV (including GPA), and contact information for 2
references to ALAN BRELSFORD, by 25 Feb 2005.

FIELD CREW LEADER (1) needed to assist with research on the southwestern
willow flycatcher along the south fork of the Kern River in the
foothills of the southern Sierras in California from mid-Apr through Oct
2005 (dates somewhat flexible). This is a long term study and leader
will coordinate a variety of duties including surveying, cowbird
trapping, nest searching, resighting color banded birds, target netting,
insect sampling, following fledglings, entering data, and sampling
vegetation. Experience with nest searching and color band resighting are
preferred. Applicant must have extensive field and leadership experience
and be able to coordinate a crew of up to ten with several ongoing
projects. Housing is provided and salary is approximately $1,700-
$2,000/month (depending on experience). Applications will be accepted
until all positions are filled. Interested applicants should email a
cover letter stating interest in the position along with dates of
availability, resume, and name, phone number/ email address of three
references to: Emily Cohen (EM: at the Southern
Sierra Research Station (URL:
The Southern Sierra Research Station is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

SEASONAL RESEARCH ASSITANT (1 position) – to work on songbird
reproductive ecology and Barred Owl diets at the Institute of Ecosystem
Studies in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Duties consist of nest
searching and monitoring, bird banding, and radio telemetry. Experience
in these skills is desirable, but training is provided for those with
less experience. The position is full-time and will cover the period
from ~ May through Jul, 2005. A personal car is helpful but not
necessary. Housing is available on-site. Applicants should have a strong
work ethic and an appreciation for ecological field work. Applicants
should also be able to work both independently and in small groups.
Wages are commensurate with experience. For more information or to
apply, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact
information for 3 references) to DR. KENNETH SCHMIDT (EM: before 4 Mar for full consideration.

- 1 Jun 2005; extension is possible. Announcement closing date: Mar 10
or until position is filled. Location: Yukon Delta National Wildlife
Refuge – Bethel, Alaska. Finances: Travel, food, and lodging expenses
during the field season will be paid, including air fare to Alaska; no
salary available. Job description: Field assistant will accompany a PhD
candidate to a remote field camp on the Yukon Delta NWR to study
Gyrfalcon breeding biology. Primary duties include surveying for
occupied Gyrfalcon nest cliffs by foot; assisting with adult capture,
sampling, and harnessing with telemetry; and basic field camp upkeep.
Secondary duties include prey surveys. Work will be based out of a
remote tent camp accessed via refuge ski/float plane. Applicants must be
willing to hike (possibly ski/snowshoe) 4-16 km daily over uneven tundra
carrying personal, first aid, climbing, and/or trapping gear. Weather
conditions will be variable; temperatures will range from 15-60 degrees
F with snow, rain, and mosquitoes. Valuable field skills include bird
observation, raptor handling and trapping, hiking, and general back
country camping. A positive attitude, desire to live in remote
wilderness, and ability to adapt to changing situations is a must!
Rappelling and first aid skills not required, but highly desirable. To
inquire further or apply: Send a cover letter and two-page resume
(including email and phone numbers of three references) as an email
attachment to: or as a hard copy to: Travis Booms,
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Biology and Wildlife Department, 211
Irving I, Fairbanks, AK 99775, (PH: 907-474-6232). Electronic format
highly preferred.

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