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  • EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: NJ Audubon
      Location: Cape May, New Jersey
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/01/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS (2) needed for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey. Dates: (1) needed 15 July through 15 November; (1) needed 1 August through 15 November.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.), extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, and data entry.  Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season).  Experience aging species based on molt and using the Pyle guide required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June to hr.research@njaudubon.org. NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN needed 1 August through 15 November for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site preparation and maintenance (net lane clearing, site set up and break down, net repair), extracting birds from mist-nets, data recording and entry, and writing summary reports for print and web.  Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June to hr.research@njaudubon.org. NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    David S. Mizrahi, PhD

    Vice-president, Research and Monitoring

    NJ Audubon

    Center for Research and Education

    600 Route 47 North

    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

    609.861.1608  x917



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