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  • Common loon field biologist


    wpiper
    • Employer: Chapman University
      Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Common Loon Project in northern Wisconsin requires 3 outdoor-loving, physically fit volunteers to assist in an ongoing investigation of territoriality, breeding behavior, vocalizations, effects of aging, and conservation started in 1993. Applicants should be available for all or most of period 15 May – 10 August 2020. Interns will visit study lakes via solo canoe to identify loons in our study area from colored leg bands, record territorial behavior, locate and map nests, make recordings of loon yodels, and take measurements of individual tameness. Late in the season, they will assist in nocturnal capture, marking, and taking of blood and feather samples in adults and chicks. Applicants must have a car that gets 30 mpg or better, be able to swim well, have good hearing and vision, have a strong work ethic, be meticulous about taking notes, be able to work with others or alone, and have a love of outdoor conditions. Experience with bird identification, canoes, and motorboats helpful but not essential. Housing, gasoline reimbursement, and $500 monthly stipend provided. Send resume and list of 3+ references via e-mail to: Dr. Walter Piper, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 92866 (e-mail: wpiper@chapman.edu). For more info, see web page at: http://www.chapman.edu/~wpiper/



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