Raptor Trapping and Banding Internship
Hands-on, full-time internship that will help you learn to identify, trap, and band raptors during the fall migration. We are looking for one intern that has some mist net experience and good songbird identifications skills but needs experience with raptors to further their goals for graduate school and a career in ornithology or the environmental sciences. The internship starts on August 15th and lasts till November 15th.
The Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station in Wisconsin has been in operation every fall since 1953. Over the years we have banded more than 45,000 raptors and owls of 24 species. We watch for hawks from dawn to dusk and work active lures to bring them into our net systems. During October and November, mist nets are set up in the evening to trap owls and are checked by the interns throughout the night. Interns will learn mist net raptor removal techniques, trap building and maintenance, raptor handling from eagles to saw whets, passerine identification, and raptor banding techniques. Internships are for the full 90 days and the intern participates in all activities. Past successful applicants have had a true love of birds not only in their schooling, but in their daily lives. They have participated in local ornithology clubs, volunteered at banding sites, shown up at the Christmas Bird counts and are active on EBird. A strong core of experienced volunteers helps the intern with banding and trapping raptors. The intern lives on the site and is responsible for maintaining the station, trapping fields, housekeeping, shared cooking and all other aspects of a field station. A stipend of $1,350 ($15 a day) will be provided, along with food and housing on the site. Check us out on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/cgorstation. To apply send your CV/resume and references to Rick Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be taken until Monday May 22, 2023.
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