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    • Employer: Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
      Location: Hubbard Brook Exp. Forest, New Hampshire
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Contribute to a long-term ecological study of forest bird populations that has been run continuously for more than 50 years at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, current research focuses on the effects of a changing environment on breeding bird distribution and abundance.


    Individuals applying should be able to identify New England forest birds by sight and sight and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is preferred. We are seeking applicants with good color vision, able to hike and work alone in remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and with an interest in avian behavioral and population ecology.

    Field work starts in early- to mid-May and lasts 8-10 weeks (late Jul). Lakeside housing on the beautiful Likens Conservation Campus at Mirror Lake (https://www.birds.cornell.edu/hubbardbrook/hubbard-brook/) will be provided and a stipend of $500 per week, Wi-Fi, and utilities. Many opportunities for exceptional hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and birding can be found in the immediate area.

    The application consists of a 1-page cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF. Application materials should be sent to mhallworth@gmail.com c/o Dr. Michael Hallworth and include “Bird Point-Count Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until all positions are filled. Applications will not be accepted after February 15, 2020.

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