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  • assistant Owl Bander

    Ed Pike
    • Employer: MSRW (Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch)
      Location: Saint Ignace, Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job duration: Sept. 15 till Nov. 10, 2023  Compensation: $1500 to $1800 per month (DOE), housing included.

    Duties: Assist Lead Bander in set up and maintaining mist nets to capture Owls, setting nets daily at dusk with regular net checks till dawn, except inclement weather.  Keep legible records for all birds banded (date, time, measurements, age and sex).  Assist in writing blog report on MSRW website, minimum 2 times per week; assist in writing end of season summary report on activities and Owls captured.  Owl species include, mostly NSWO, possible LEOW, BDOW, and GHOW.

    Qualifications: Bander must have experience using mist nets to capture birds be skilled at extractions, and banding Raptors.  Experience record keeping, handling and banding raptors, particularly Owls.  Experience identifying owls, taking measurements and using Pyle guide to age and sex owls.  Must be in good physical condition, able to work nights, and able to withstand cold working conditions.  Must have valid drivers license and  reliable transportation.

    To apply: send cover letter, resume, and 3 references (with knowledge of banding skills) to Ed Pike, email: Ed@MackinacRaptorWatch.org

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