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  • Raptor Migration Counter

    Guest Greg Kaltenecker
    • Employer: Boise State University Intermountain Bird Observatory
      Location: Boise, Idaho
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    RAPTOR COUNTERS NEEDED (2-3) to assist with long-term study of raptor migration near Boise, Idaho conducted by the INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY. WANTED: mature, experienced, self-motivated field biologists to conduct daily hawk counts from approximately 15 August – 1 November 2022. Raptor Counters ($700-$900/mo. trainee stipend; depending on experience) must have prior field 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 should have good raptor ID skills, and must enjoy spotting, identifying, and observing raptors all day long for 2+ months, as well as engaging daily with the public. Perks include ability to gain experience working on many different related projects including songbird banding, hawk banding, and owl banding; and living in the Rocky Mountains during a great time of the year. Past season totals have ranged from approximately 5,000 to 10,000 raptors of 18 different species counted. 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 2023. If sending applications as attachments (MS Word) via e-mail (PREFERRED), please send to (EM: gregorykaltenecker@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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