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    Lead & Assistant Owl bander


    Ed Pike
    • Employer: Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch
      Location: Cheboygan, Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/24/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job duration: March 20 till May 15, 2020

    Duties:Set up and maintain mist nets to capture Owls, setting nets at dusk with regular net checks till dawn, except inclement weather.  Keep legible records for all birds banded (date, time, measurements, age and sex).  Must write blog report on MSRW web-site, minimum 2 times per week, write end of season report on activities. Owl species include: mostly NSWO, some LEOW, possible BDOW, GHOW, ESOW and BOOW.  Average 150 to 200 Owls per season.

    Qualifications: Lead Bander must have experience using mist nets to capture and extract owls.  Experience record keeping, handling and banding raptors, particularly Owls.  Experience identifying owls, taking measurements & using Pyle guide to age and sex owls.

    Assistant owl bander: must have experience using mist nets to capture and extract birds.  Experience identifying and banding birds using Pyle guide.

    Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand cold working conditions.

    Applicants must have own transportation and be able to live with co-worker in close quarters.

    Housing provided, 1 room primitive cabin in State Park, no electricity, wood heat.

    Compensation: $1300 to $1500 per month depending on experience, housing provided.

    To apply: Send cover letter, resume' and 3 references (with knowledge of bird work) to Ed Pike, email: EdandAnne6750@gmail.com.

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