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    Bird Bander

    • Employer: Massachusetts Audubon Society
      Location: Cape Cod, MA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/30/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Monomoy Bird Observatory and MassAudubon are non-profit conservation and research organizations conducting a bird research two banding stations Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We are looking for (2) experienced banders to supervise daily fall migration banding operations; splitting time between Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod, MA. Requirements: A qualified candidate is expected to have a strong interest in avian biology and be able to identify most Eastern North American birds by sight. Experience extracting passerines as well as ageing, sexing and taking morphometric measurements is required.  At Wellfleet Bay candidates must be prepared to interact with the public while conducting banding operations; public and educational demonstrations are a key part of our project and we will encounter visitors in organized groups led by naturalists and individual walking the trails in this open property throughout the season. While working on Monomoy banders are expected to be able to live in a remote location (a historic lighthouse) with limited amenities, but an abundance of avian life. For more information about the banding locations and project please visit our website monomoybirds.org.  Compensation: At Wellfleet Bay, for 5 weeks of the season, $12 per hour, 40 hours per week, modern housing is provided at 35$ per week. While on Monomoy, 5 weeks of the season, banders will receive a stipend of 100$ per week, housing is provided free of cost. Duration: August 27 – November 15. Work Schedule: Daily, from dawn until six hours after dawn, weather allowing. To Apply: Send a resume, three references and a cover letter highlighting banding and extraction experience, including a total number of birds extracted from mist-nets to james.junda AT gmail.com

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