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  • Avian Biologists for Woodland Raptor Broadcast and Nest Surveys - CO

    Guest Anicka Kratina-Hathaway
    • Employer: Vernadero Group, Inc.
      Location: Durango and Dolores (southwest), Colorado
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/05/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Position Summary:

    Vernadero Group, Inc. is seeking three (3) avian biologists to conduct broadcast surveys for Cooper’s hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, and northern goshawk in southwest Colorado.

    Surveys will be conducted ASAP, the last week of May, or first week of June for approximately seven (7) days, and again in mid-June (for another 7-day period). Surveys will involve long days (10 + hour days) and hiking over rough terrain to predetermined broadcast call locations. If a species’ response is heard, the biologist will conduct a nest search within a 200-meter area.

    Data will be collected on paper datasheets and electronically using an app on a personal smartphone or tablet.

    Because of the remoteness of survey locations, biologists will likely camp for each seven-day period.


    $450/day, plus $75 daily per diem, and any mileage (at the current government rate) accrued during surveying activities

    Qualifications and Experience:

    ·         Prior avian survey and nest searching experience

    ·         Experience identifying avian species by call

    ·         Demonstrated experience conducting independent data collection in the field

    ·         Experience conducting raptor broadcast surveys, specifically for the target species, is preferred

    ·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working long days in the field, in remote locations

    ·         Attention to detail, and ability to collect accurate data

    ·         Comfort with remote camping and field work

    ·         Must possess a valid driver’s license, and utilize a personal vehicle (with 4WD/AWD) to travel to remote survey sites via dirt county roads

    How to apply:

    Please send a resume and cover letter to: ahathaway@vernadero.com. Applications will be reviewed immediately.

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