Shorebird Survey Assistant ~

26 de octubre de 2010

Shorebird Survey Assistant

Agency: Coastal Bird Conservation

Location: South Texas, Lower Laguna Madre region

Job Description: SHOREBIRD SURVEY ASSISTANT (1) - Coastal Bird Conservation (CBC) is seeking
one shorebird survey assistant for surveys of wintering shorebirds in the lower Laguna Madre
region of Texas. Work will begin in mid-January and continue through mid to late February, with
potential for continued employment. Housing and a weekly stipend of $400 will be provided. The
survey focal species will include Piping Plover, Red Knot, Snowy Plover, Wilson's Plover, American
Oystercatcher and Reddish Egret. Shorebird experience is required for this position. Shorebird
assistant will be required to identify focal shorebird species in winter plumage and record band
combinations using a scope. Surveys will be conducted on foot, by ATV, boat and airboat. Work
will also involve data entry and some maintenance of posted protected shorebird areas. Shorebird
assistant will work long hours, usually 6 days a week, weather permitting during the survey period.
Individuals will be required to keep organized field notes and complete various data forms.
Qualifications: Shorebird experience is required for this position. Applicants must be
comfortable riding in small boats and airboats to access remote survey sites. Strong work ethic
required. Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible, and adventurous, in good physical
condition, like working in a small team environment, and enjoy walking many miles at remote
locations. Applicant must have ATV and 4x4 off road experience. Must have own waterproof 10x42
binoculars and a valid drivers license. Housing is provided. Please send: 1) letter of interest, 2) a
resume, and 3) the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to Margo
Zdravkovic: The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until
position is filled.

Salary: up to $400 per week, depending on experience

Last Date to apply: December 15, 2010

Contact: Margo Zdravkovic


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