STILL OPEN: Innis Point Bird Observatory (IPBO) is seeking a qualified BIC for its Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP), from April 24 to June 7, 2020. The SMMP, run under a fixed protocol, consists of a standardized banding program using mist nets, a standardized one hour census, general observations of birds, and the determination of Estimated Daily Totals (EDT). The total remuneration will be $4000 (including legal benefits such as vacation pay), paid in four instalments during the course of the program. The BIC will be responsible for the fieldwork from Sunday to Friday during the SMMP period. This will include coordinating the fieldwork of all volunteers assisting with the program. The BIC will train volunteers in extraction, as well as other aspects of the monitoring and banding process. The BIC will be required to demonstrate observatory activities to occasional groups of visitors. Emphasis will be placed on safe bird handling and responsible data collection. Basic spartan accommodations are available on site at no charge; although there is no running water, there is electricity and a composting toilet. The BIC must hold or be eligible for a Canadian Banding Permit. Experience of work at other bird observatories is highly desirable. Interested candidates are invited to apply, with CV, to Celia Bodnar at bodnarceliaATgmail.com.
Edited by IPBO