Misión ornitológica en California (7 meses, 27$/hora + alojamiento) ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de octubre de 2023

Misión ornitológica en California (7 meses, 27$/hora + alojamiento)

 Audubon California’s 4000-acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange County, California solicits applicants for a position as Seasonal Ornithologist from January 22 2024 through July 19 2024.

This position will continue long term surveys of songbird species of the rare habitats, coastal sage scrub and cactus scrub, including long term surveys of the federally threatened Coastal California Gnatcatcher and also the Coastal Cactus Wren. Will continue surveys of songbirds in oak woodlands and the main riparian corridor on Starr Ranch as well as continue raptor surveys along the canyon dirt road. Protocols were developed by Starr Ranch ornithologists in collaboration with professional ornithologists with expertise in each species. Will do mapping, data entry, data summaries and summarize point count and other data.

Opportunity to do bird monitoring that is integrated into Starr Ranch land management, conservation, and education programs. Training will be given for instruction of a few of our “Ecology Programs” that integrate bird and other wildlife research into education programs to be offered to kids and adults one day per week. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic, dedicated, organized, self-starting and thorough. Opportunity to live in a private cabin on our 4000-acre Sanctuary. 

Salary: $27/hr plus housing in a private cabin in an oak woodland.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree preferred or undergraduate degree in biology or ecology with strong ornithological background and experience. Strong background in bird monitoring techniques essential. Mapping experience (GIS, Google Earth) preferred. Strong knowledge and interest in birds and bird watching and general natural history of animals and their habitats.  Must have enthusiasm for working with kids, adults, and families.

To Apply: Please go to the confidential Audubon career center to start the application process:  https://careers-audubon.icims.com.  You will use this link to upload your résumé and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sandy DeSimone stating career goals. Two letters of recommendation can be sent by references to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director of Research, Education and Land Management; sdesimone@audubon.org. The most qualified candidates will have a phone interview. For questions contact Dr. DeSimone at sdesimone@audubon.org  or 949-858-0309.

For More Information:  sdesimone@audubon.org ; www.starr-ranch.org; https://www.facebook.com/audubonstarrranch

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