bird opportunities ~

20 de marzo de 2006

bird opportunities

RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed 1 April - 1 June 2006 for a
study of captive
screech owls and West Nile Virus at Patuxent Wildlife
Research Center,
Laurel, MD. Dates could start earlier and/or be
extended. Familiarity
with blood collection and prior experience with
raptors desirable, but
not essential. Duties include keeping good field
records, data entry,
database management. Assistant must be able to work
communicate well, and handle responsibility. Some
weekend hours required
depending on hatching schedule. Personal vehicle is
required. Housing
may be available. Salary negotiable depending on
experience. Send résumé
and the names of 2 references, including their phone
numbers and e-mail
addresses to: CALDWELL HAHN (EM:

FIELD TECHNICIAN for Swainson's Warbler project: one
position available,
from ~15 April to 1 August. Successful applicant will
search for and
monitor nests, assist in constant-effort and target
banding of
individuals, assist with radio telemetry and recording
locations with a
GPS unit, measure vegetation characteristics, and
enter data. We have
been studying this population since 1996. The site is
remote, about 20
miles west of Conway, SC, along the Great Pee Dee
River, and has limited
cell phone coverage. The bottomland forest is full of
chiggers, venomous snakes, and at times standing
water. The heat and
humidity from mid June to August can be daunting.
Housing (rustic) and
field vehicle are provided on site. Pay will vary with
($8-10/hr.,gross). Applicants must be flexible to
changes in
daily/weekly schedules due to weather, flooding, and
telemetry status.
On some days we will work long hours. Crew size will
vary through the
season, and at times you will be alone. At other times
we may have 6-8,
including high school students. To apply, send letter
of interest that
details qualifications, resume, and 3 references
(email addresses and
phone numbers) to: JOHN GERWIN (EM:, with a copy
with the subject
line containing your last name and your desired
position. Or mail
application material to: JOHN GERWIN, Curator of
Birds, NC Museum of
Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601.
Gerwin will be out
of the country until mid March. We will begin
interviews after that time.

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