We have two openings during spring/summer 2019 for a point count project at Fort Bragg, NC
PROJECT DATES: Approximately late April – early June (exact start date TBD)
RESPONSIBILITIES: On a typical day, working in a team of two, biologists will wake up before dawn drive and hike to a point count transect starting point. Over the course of the next several hours, biologists will hike to points along a transect, recording all birds seen and heard. Point counts will generally conclude by about 11:00 am each day. Additional work will be spent entering data, planning for the next day’s work, etc. The work is physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking several miles per day, in areas with ticks, mosquitoes, bears, rattlesnakes, and other field hazards. Candidates must be in very good physical condition, and must be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering. Applicants must provide their own transportation to the work site at Fort AP Hill, Virginia, but will be provided with a work vehicle once there. Lodging will be provided free of charge.
REQUIRED SKILLS and EXPERIENCE: Candidates MUST have previous experience conducting avian point counts, and be able to identify Southeastern U.S. birds by sight and (especially) by call and song.
COMPENSATION: $2,400 per month plus free housing, but no fringe benefits.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references (all as a single attachment) to:
The Institute for Bird Populations
Please put Fort Bragg Point Count Position in the subject line.