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  • Lead Owl Bander


    Guest Greg Kaltenecker
    • Employer: Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise State University
      Location: Boise, Idaho
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    LEAD OWL BANDER NEEDED (1) to assist with long-term study of forest owl migration near Boise, Idaho conducted by the INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY. Wanted: mature, experienced, self-motivated field biologist to conduct nightly banding of forest owls from approximately 25 August – 1 November 2022.  Owl Bander ($900-$1200/mo.; depending on experience) must have prior owl banding/bird-handling experience, be able to live and work pleasantly as a member of a large field crew during a short but intense field season, and enjoy camping and living in a remote location. Most of all, applicants must be able to embrace and enjoy a nocturnal schedule featuring long, possibly cold, nights, and engaging with the public nightly. Perks include ability to gain experience working on many different related projects including songbird banding, hawk banding, and hawk watch; and living in the Rocky Mountains during a great time of the year. Past season totals have ranged from approximately 150-900 captures of Northern Saw-whet and Flammulated Owls. Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (with phone # and e-mail if possible) as soon as possible but no later than 1 JUNE 2022. If sending applications as attachments (MS Word) via e-mail (PREFERRED), please send to (EM: gregorykaltenecker AT boisestate.edu). Otherwise, send to: Greg Kaltenecker, Director, Intermountain Bird Observatory, Department of Biology, Boise State University, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725. Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are found.




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