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  2. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to fill 4 full-time seasonal field technician positions for the Adaptive and Integrative Management (AIM) program from September 1st through December 17th. The AIM program is responsible for the proactive management of at risk species and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) research on the Fort Hood Military Installation located in central Texas. Currently, the program focuses on pollinator and avian species in grassland habitats. Main responsibilities: (2) Nightjar technicians will be conducting evening surveys for nightja
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  4. This news and analysis are provided by the Ornithological Council, a consortium supported by 10 ornithological societies. Join or renew your membership in your ornithological society if you value the services these societies provide to you, including OrnithologyExchange and the Ornithological Council. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its Birds of Conservation Concern 2021 report, which identifies 269 species of birds that represent high conservation priorities and deserve proactive attention. All major bird groups are represented on the list, but shorebirds, seabirds and
  5. We are seeking enthusiastic personnel to assist in banding, undertaking observations, and all other operations of the station for our autumn season commencing at the end of July and running through October. Long-term Volunteers (3 weeks or longer) are provided with food and accommodation. The station is located outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior and is accessed by boat or about a 12km hike. Please send application found at tbfn.net/Thunder-Cape/Volunteer to Rinchen Boardman. Provided that the Canadian border opens up for our season we are happy to consider appl
  6. Scope of work: Under general supervision of NRCS District Conservationist and WVDNR State Ornithologist, conduct professional-level work related to Farm Bill implementation and outreach, management, research and conservation primarily for cerulean warbler, but also golden-winged warbler and other nongame and game birds on private and public lands in West Virginia, as well as additional duties as assigned. Projects and tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist partners (NRCS, NWTF, WVDOF, consulting foresters) in coordination and implementation of (1) EQIP/farm
  7. Rimouski Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization conducting bird surveys at two banding stations in the fall in eastern Québec. We are looking for (1) bander in charge to conduct banding operations in Gaspésie. Requirements Experienced bander in charge (BIC) with knowledge of american north eastern birds and age and sex determination. Candidate should have or be eligible to a canadian bird banding license, have experience with high volume of birds (over 1000 birds weekly) and have strong leadership and teamworking skills. Having a personal vehicle is best. The candidate is expe
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  9. Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size environmental consulting firm, is looking for a temporary full time Biological Field Technician to help investigate the impact of wind turbines on bats (and birds) at operational wind facilities throughout Iowa, starting June 28th through October 16th , 2021. Biological field technicians will conduct standardized searches beneath wind turbines to locate and document bird and bat carcasses. Successful candidates must be able to follow field and data collection protocols, work well both independently and with others, and live and
  10. Avid birders needed to write short guides (~20 double-spaced pages) to birding around the world. For the United States, guides will be focused at the county level. Guides are geared to birders visiting an area for work or other reasons who would like to grab a few hours for birding. In other words, these are not exhaustive guides to the birds of any particular region. Qualifications: must write reasonably well, be a very active birder in the region of focus and know it well, and use eBird regularly. Must be willing to deliver the write-up within 2 months. Each tour will be sold by Fr
  11. American Bird Conservancy Rio Grande Joint Venture Coordinator Position Summary Title: Rio Grande Joint Venture Coordinator Supervisor: Southwest Regional Director, American Bird Conservancy Location: Alpine or McAllen, Texas Application Deadline: June 18, 2021 Introduction The Rio Grande Joint Venture (RGJV) is seeking a dynamic conservationist with the vision, drive, entrepreneurial spirit, and communication skills to serve as the Coordinator and lead daily operations and staff, under the direction of
  12. Overview: Each fall since 1983 teams of HawkWatch International biologists monitor raptor migration at a network of sites across western N. America. These efforts are vital in documenting changes in regional populations for many species, and highlighting those in need of additional research and conservation efforts due to local or regional declines. We seek enthusiastic and professional team players to staff HawkWatch International’s (HWI) network of long-term migration monitoring sites for the fall 2021 season. Crewmember duties include: standardized daily migration counts of d
  13. Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Around the world, people - from the general public to government decisionmakers – are painfully aware of how significantly humans are threatening and destroying nature and biodiversity. But as publicized as these themes are, regional changes in attitude and behavior toward these crises remain sporadic and slow. Conservation org
  14. The TLBO is looking for volunteers to help run our fall migration monitoring program for the 2021 season which runs from Aug. 1 – Sept. 30. Additionally, we will need 1-2 volunteers for the period of Oct. 1-15 to assist with the latter half of our Saw-whet Owl banding program. Our 2021 programs will be closely following the regional and provincial Covid-19 guidelines and this may mean this opportunity is only available to people living in Canada. Volunteers will gain hands on experience in bird banding/handling as well as identification. Volunteers are expected to assist the Bander-in-charge (
  15. Title: Seasonal Bird Bander Location: Banding Stations near Ridgway and Grand Junction, Colorado Salary: $1,368 bi-weekly, approx. ~$4,300 for season Purpose: Serves as Primary Bird Bander, running a mist-netting station and assisting with banding demonstrations for the public Duration: Aug 26th through Oct 8th, 2021 About the Organization: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship. Our work extends from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our missi
  16. Title: Seasonal Bird Bander Location: Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado Salary: $1,368 bi-weekly, approx. ~$3,400 for season Purpose: Serves as Primary Bird Bander, running a mist-netting station and assisting with banding demonstrations for the public Duration: Aug 30th through Oct 1st, 2021 About the Organization: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship. Our work extends from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced
  17. Title: Seasonal Bird Bander Location: Chadron State Park, Dawes County and Wildcat Hills SRA, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Salary: $1,368 bi-weekly, approx. ~$4,788 for the season Purpose: Serve as Primary Bird Bander, running a mist-netting station and assisting with banding demonstrations for the public Duration: Aug 23rd through Oct 8th, 2021 About the Organization: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship. Our work extends from the Rockies to the Great Plains
  18. Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking volunteers for the biological program at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge from September 7, 2021 to mid/late March 2022. The biological program focuses on controlling and removing non-native species and to maintain, conserve, and restore quality habitat to meet the needs of indigenous plants, seabirds, water birds, monk seals, and sea turtles. In addition to being a National Wildlife Refuge, Midway Atoll is also designated as the Battle of Midway National Memorial and is part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Mon
  19. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Alaska Songbird Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological research and education. We are seeking two interns to assist research and education efforts at the Creamer’s Field Migration Station, a long-running banding station within the town of Fairbanks, operating during spring and fall migration. Training will be provided in bird banding and mist netting techniques, bird identification, and environmental education. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include but are not limited to: operating mist nets,
  20. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Alaska Songbird Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological research and education. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to serve as the secondary bander for the fall banding season at the long-running Creamer’s Field Migration Station within the town of Fairbanks, Alaska. This position will be offered from August 2nd – September 30th, 2021. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Research & monitoring (60%); community interaction (20%); data entry and proofing
  21. Job Classification: Seasonal full-time (August 25 – October 31) Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) needed for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. Interpretive Naturalists will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active le
  22. Job Classification: Seasonal full time August 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 Job Description: MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the migration projects the coordinator will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites and enter data. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, a
  23. Job Classification: Seasonal full time August 25 – November 30, 2021 Job Description: HAWK MIGRATION COUNTER (1) needed for fall hawk watch in Montclair, New Jersey with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. Located atop First Watchung Mountain in northern New Jersey, the Montclair Hawk Lookout is the second oldest hawk watch in North America and one of only a handful that operate both a spring and fall count. Our long-term monitoring sites help NJ Audubon keep its finger on the pulse of migration and contribute to conservation and education. NJ Audubon fosters the applicat
  24. Job Classification: Seasonal full-time or part-time (40 hours/week or 30 hours/week) Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTERS (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring: a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch full time 40 hrs/week (August 25 to December 3), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch full time 40 hrs/week (September 22 to December 24), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project part time 3
  25. Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size environmental consulting firm, is looking for a temporary full time Biological Field Technician to help investigate the impact of wind turbines on bats (and birds) at operational wind facilities throughout Iowa, starting June 28th through October 16th , 2021. Biological field technicians will conduct standardized searches beneath wind turbines to locate and document bird and bat carcasses. Successful candidates must be able to follow field and data collection protocols, work well both independently and with others, and live and
  26. Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a Biological Field Technician. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Key Benefits: Competitive salary Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week) Sep IRA (100% employer contributi
  27. White Oak conserves and sustains some of the earth's rarest wild animals through innovative training, research, education, breeding, and field programs that contribute to the survival of wildlife in nature. The conservation programs span 700 acres along the St. Mary’s River in northeast Florida, surrounded by over 17,000 acres of mixed forest and wetlands that make up the beautiful White Oak property. Founded in 1982, White Oak leads professional efforts to improve veterinary care, develop holistic animal management techniques, and better understand the biology of critically endangered speci
  28. A team of researchers from Oklahoma State University, the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Arkansas has found that the mere sight of sick birds of their own kind is enough to set off an immune response in healthy canaries. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes experiments they conducted with caged birds in their lab. View the full article
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