Ornitólogos para norteamérica ~ Bioblogia.net

15 de febrero de 2010

Ornitólogos para norteamérica

ORNITHOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed starting late-April or mid-May through 5 August 2010 (approx. 2.5-3.5 months, starting date flexible) for ongoing study investigating the influence of the restoration of bottomland forest habitat on the breeding bird community within the Cache River watershed in southern Illinois. Successful applicants will assist primarily with searching for and monitoring bird nests in bottomland forests (e.g. Acadian Flycatcher, Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Wood Thrush, Northern Cardinal, and Indigo Bunting. Technicians may also assist with a continuing long-term (16 years) study of the nesting success of Prothonotary Warblers and monitor nest boxes, capture and band adult Prothonotary Warblers, and search for individually marked birds returning from previous years. Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work long hours outside under a variety of field conditions and live in a field station (provided) with other assistants and graduate students. Applicants must have the ability to work well independently and in groups. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience searching for, finding and monitoring bird nests. Preference will also be given to applicants with demonstrated skill in using mist nets to capture birds, and in handling and banding passerines. Rate of Pay: $1200-1800/mo (based on experience). Application: Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31 March 2010. Please send via e-mail (preferred; EM: jhoover AT inhs.uiuc.edu) 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: Dr. JEFF HOOVER, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Questions: contact JEFF HOOVER (EM: jhoover AT inhs.uiuc.edu; PH: 217-244-2922).

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