HawkWatch International seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated biologist to staff an exploratory count site in Cut Bank, Montana-the Cut Bank HawkWatch. Duties will include a combination of standardized daily migration counts of diurnal raptors and engaging and delivering outreach to site visitors. The Cut Bank HawkWatch is located in the city of Cut Bank, near Glacier National Park, and the flight includes good numbers of Ferruginous Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, and Prairie Falcons.
Applicants must have: good eyesight; be able to endure long hours in the field in highly variable weather; and have demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills. They should also be able to pleasantly and professionally engage site visitors while representing HWI; be able to work well and dependably alone; and have excellent data collection skills (detailed, accurate, and in accordance w/ protocols). Top applicants will possess previous experience identifying and counting raptors in-flight, and experience engaging visitors of all ages and skills in conservation efforts. Please detail such experiences in your cover letter and resume.
The volunteer crewmember will be provided housing (a 1 bedroom apartment, with internet) and receive a per diem ranging between $22-30 depending on resources raised, and a $150 travel stipend to offset travel costs to the site. Per diem are disbursed bi-weekly via direct deposit. Fall migration season runs from 1 September through mid-November.
Send inquiries or application packet (a single file, preferably PDF) including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references) to Dave Oleyar (email@example.com), , and Jesse Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)