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  • Raptor Naturalist


    Ed Pike
    • Employer: Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch
      Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job duration: March 25 through May 25, 2020

    Job description: Develop and conduct presentations about raptor migration. 

    Develop and/or become familiar with Raptor Education programs for presentation at various venues.  Become familiar with Raptors at Mackinac Straits: species, migration periods, numbers.  Post information on social media that helps people plan for a next-day visit to the Hawk Watch (a description of the day’s migration and prediction of the following day’s migration and weather forecast in terms that help people decide which will be good days to attend).  Plan posts for future events.  On a weekend stage at least one Golden Eagle Day and one Red-tailed Hawk Day during peak migration with presentation highlighting those species.  Conduct Owl research/banding demonstration one evening per weekend during peak migration.  Engage casual and/or beginner birder visitors at Hawk Watch, depending on experience, discuss binocular use, identifying raptors in flight etc.  Schedule/guide local groups, including Audubon, Garden Club, and other organizations.  Review/execute current displays on the kiosk at Hawk Watch site.  Track site visitors (name, address, email), those attending presentation, first-time versus repeat visitors.

    Qualifications: Biology/education background.  Experience with raptor migration and identification.

    Compensation: $1300 to $1500 per month, housing provided.

    To apply send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Ed Pike, email: edandanne6750@gmail.com



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