1 de marzo de 2005


Employer: Ontario Nature. Period Required:
mid-May to late Jul, 2005 (10 weeks). Number of positions: 4 field
assistants. Salary: Cdn $400-500/week depending on qualifications.
Location: south and central Ontario. Project Description: Field research
assistants are required to collect data for Ontario’s Breeding Bird
Atlas project, which runs from 2001-2005. The atlas will be an essential
conservation tool, providing information on the distribution and
relative abundance of birds, and identifying changes that have occurred
since the first atlas (1981-1985). Duties: The research assistants will
travel throughout southern or central Ontario collecting field data on
the occurrence, breeding behaviour and abundance of birds. Assistants
will be required to travel by vehicle, by foot, and by canoe. Abundance
data will be collected by doing point counts. Assistants will spend
extended periods of time in the field. Much of the field season will be
spent in remote areas. Accommodation will be primarily in tents.
Qualifications: demonstrated ability to identify Ontario birds by sound
and ; preferably experience doing point counts; advanced map-reading,
navigating and GPS skills; camping skills, preferably with wilderness
survival experience or training; canoeing ability; good hearing and
vision, observation and note-taking skills; good communication skills
(written and verbal), and ability to work in a group situation; driver’s
license and experience driving 4X4 truck advantageous; high enthusiasm
and energy; background in biology, ecology or environmental studies
Please e-mail or mail cover letter and resumé by 11 March 2005 to:
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, C/o University of Guelph, Blackwood Hall,
Room 211, Guelph, ON, CANADA, N1G 2W1, Attn: Field Research Assistants.

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