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  • Breeding Bird Atlas Seasonal Technicians (2)


    Jared Feura
    • Employer: New York Natural Heritage Program, SUNY ESF
      Location: Based in Albany or Syracuse, NY, but conducts field work throughout the Adirondack Park
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/20/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description: The New York Breeding Bird Atlas III (https://ebird.org/atlasny), part of the New York Natural Heritage Program (https://www.nynhp.org) is looking to hire two technicians to conduct breeding bird atlasing in New York during the summer of 2023 (dates: May 22-Aug 15) in the Adirondack Park. Technicians will be responsible for conducting bird surveys in assigned priority blocks, recording breeding codes, and entering these records into eBird. Comfort working alone in remote areas is required. Some solo overnight camping is also required. Technicians can expect physically demanding work, including workdays that may begin well before dawn, wet, cold weather, mosquitoes and blackflies, occasional contact with bears and other wildlife, and areas with no cell service. This is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of breeding bird behaviors and habits, as well as experience many exciting atlasing moments. Adirondack Park hosts several bird species that won’t be found elsewhere in New York such as Canada Jay, Boreal Chickadee , Spruce Grouse, and Olive-sided Flycatcher.

    Qualifications: Technicians must be able to identify New York land and water birds by sight and sound. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to work early mornings and long hours in a variety of conditions. Will be expected to work independently, follow all atlasing protocols, and navigate by GPS on and off-road. Experience backpacking is a plus.

    Compensation: Salary equivalent to $22 per hour. Technicians will travel and work throughout the Adirondack Park. Rental car will be provided, or mileage reimbursement if personal vehicle used. Technicians are responsible for providing their own camping equipment and smartphone. A per diem is provided for food and lodging. We will make efforts to secure primitive camping options for you near where you are stationed. We will provide binoculars (if needed), a bear canister, and emergency tracking equipment.

    To Apply: Electronic applications are required and should be sent to Jared Feura(jfeura@esf.edu ). Please include a cover letter and resume indicating your interest and qualifications, and the names and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references, including at least 2 that can attest to your birding skills.




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