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  • Hummingbird Research Field Technician

    Environment for the Americas Rep
    • Employer: Environment for the Americas
      Location: Sonoran Desert
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Work Week:  24 – 32 hours of hummingbird surveys in the Sonoran Desert in with the opportunity to join efforts in Mexico. 

    Duration:  mid-March – mid-April

    Compensation: $750/week plus mileage and cost to attend a project meeting

    Environment for the Americas is studying migratory hummingbirds with an interest in learning about their migratory routes and the floral resources they use along the way. The research will include surveys of hummingbirds paired with information about their use of floral nectar resources. Our objectives are to 1) gather information about migratory hummingbird movements in the Sonoran Desert in spring, 2) record the plant species they use, and 3) where possible, record information about foraging on insects.

    The surveyor(s) should have excellent knowledge of hummingbird identification and the ability to move rapidly in search of migrating hummingbirds. An ability to coordinate efforts with other local researchers and birding groups and to use tools, such as eBird will be essential. 

    Essential Job Functions Include:

    1)    Conduct hummingbird surveys;

    2)    Collect vegetation/habitat/floral resources data;

    3)    Work outdoors in all weather and in remote locations, requiring camping;

    4)    Gathering and analyzing data.


    To Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers to Susan Bonfield at sbonfield@environmentamericas.org.

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