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  • Fall Migration Morning Flight Counter (2)

    • Employer: Maryland Biodiversity Project
      Location: Maryland
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Maryland Biodiversity Project is hiring two (2) morning flight counters for Fall 2022. One position in Cecil County and one in Allegany County, Maryland.

    The counts' timing and protocols will align with the morning flight count hosted by Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) in Cape May, New Jersey. These counts will run mornings from August 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022 (4 months). The data collected will be a valuable addition to our understanding of eastern U.S. bird migration.

    ● Arrive at count site pre-dawn and carefully monitor the morning’s bird migration activity
    ● Identify and count all species of birds detected
    ● Report all data via the Trektellen app in near-real time (mobile device and WiFi pack will be provided)
    ● Report all bird taxa and counts to eBird for the day
    ● Document all rare bird sightings with a combination of notes and media (photos, videos, and/or audio recordings). Submit documentation of any “reviewable” species to the Maryland DC Records Committee.
    ● Submit selected highlight observations with media via the iNaturalist application with Creative Commons permissions for automated ingestion by MBP database.
    ● Provide regular write-ups for posting to the project blog (posted by others on the team)

    ● Exceptional bird identification skills, especially birds in flight
    ● Strong understanding of eastern U.S. birds and bird migration
    ● Expertise documenting birds and using the eBird platform
    ● Meticulous data collection and note-taking skills
    ● Willingness to work under occasional challenging field conditions
    ● Punctual and reliable
    ● Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask
    ● Excellent written and oral communication skills
    ● Strong work ethic and consistently professional behavior both in person and on-line

    $2,000 per month. Lodging will be provided.

    Please apply directly with Maryland Biodiversity Project by sending an e-mail with resume and cover letter to Jim Brighton at jimbrighton3@gmail.com. Personal references encouraged.

    We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The Maryland Biodiversity Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, religion, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote science, education, and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community.  

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