Work Schedule: 7 hours/day, 10 days on 2 days off
We're looking for an experienced lead bird bander to head up a team with two volunteers. You will be working at the Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa near Moab, Utah. This beautiful riparian habitat provides critical resources to migratory birds, amidst the desert of the Colorado Plateau. The station has banded over 14,000 birds so far of 135 species including Willow Flycatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, Canyon Wren, Juniper Titmouse and much more.
The position runs from August 24th through the beginning of November, encompassing the whole fall bird migration. You will be paid $3000. The team are required to work 10 days on and 2 days off. Nets are opened from a half hour before dawn for six hours a day. In addition to the banding you will be responsible for providing training and guidance for the two volunteers, tours to visiting groups and weekly reports. In your free time you can explore the fantastic Red Rock Country of southern Utah. If interested, please email with your interest and experience plus a banding resume.
The bander must have experience of banding, ageing and sexing high volumes of birds, ideally of western US species (but not required). They must be able to lead their team and train the assistants in these practices. They should be able to talk confidently to visitors about the process of banding and why it is important. Enthusiasm is a must!
Please email your interest and experience plus a banding resume to firstname.lastname@example.org