We are seeking enthusiastic team players to staff HawkWatch International’s (HWI) network of HawkWatches in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Crewmember duties will include a combination of standardized daily counts of migrating diurnal raptors, delivering outreach and education to site visitors (both scheduled and impromptu), and assisting with capture and banding of migrating raptors at HWI sites where banding operations occur (WA, OR, NV, WY, and NM). Individuals will be compensated a per diem that will range between $38 to $45 depending on experience and site location, and a $150 travel stipend to offset travel costs to the site. Per diem disbursed bi-weekly via direct deposit. Fall migration seasons run from mid-August through mid-November, specific dates are site-dependent.
Applicants must have: good eyesight; be able to endure long hours in the field in highly variable weather; and have demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills. They will also be able to pleasantly and professionally engage site visitors while representing HWI; be able to work well in a remote small team setting; and have excellent data-taking skills (detailed, accurate, and in accordance w/ protocols). Top applicants will possess previous raptor capture/handling and observation experience, currently hold or have previously held a banding sub-permit, and have extensive experience educating the public about raptors. Most of HawkWatch locations are in high-elevation remote areas and require camping; all crewmembers must supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to access the sites (or trailheads near sites). Accommodations for days-off (one per week) or weather episodes are generally available in nearby local communities.
Send inquiries or application packet (a single file (preferably pdf) including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references) to Dave Oleyar, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Jesse Watson, email@example.com. Please include location preferences and dates available in your cover letter. Visit www.hawkwatch.org for project descriptions and past technical reports. Review begins 1 May and positions are open until filled.