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  • Owl Bander

    Ed Pike
    • Employer: Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch
      Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job duration: March 20 till May 10, 2023  Compensation: $1500 to $1800 per month (DOE), housing included.

    Duties: Set up and maintain mist nets to capture Owls, setting nets daily 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 website, minimum 2 times per week; write end of season summary report on activities and Owls captured.  Owl species include, mostly NSWO, possible LEOW, BDOW, and GHOW.

    Qualifications: Bander must have experience using mist nets to capture owls, and be skilled at extracting Owls.  Experience record keeping, handling and banding raptors, particularly Owls.  Experience identifying owls, taking measurements and using Pyle guide to age and sex owls.  Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand cold working conditions.  Must have reliable transportation.

    To apply: send cover letter, resume, and 3 references (with knowledge of banding skills) to Ed Pike, email: Ed@MackinacRaptorWatch.org

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