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  • Seasonal Avian Field Techs--Bander and Assistants


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    • Employer: Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources/UGA
      Location: Otto, North Carolina
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Bander: 
    (1) Bander/Point Counter: Experience banding, mist net extraction, taking morphometric measurements, and collecting feather samples of small songbirds is required. Position also requires good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike navigate, and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. Experience training new banders will make candidates very competitive.

    Duties will include: Operating 10, 12 m passive mist nets (4 days/wk), point-counts (1-2 days/wk), target netting warblers (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, color banding target species, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry. Banders can expect to handle 300+ birds from 30+ species in a season and encounter ~80 species during point count surveys. 

    Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days in the field. Field days will often begin before dawn. We are looking for someone who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers. Work begins mid to late April 2022 and lasts until mid-July 2022. Shared housing, on-site transportation, and a salary of $12.50/hour will be provided. 

    Assistants:
    (2) Field Technicians – The ability to identify most eastern birds by sight and sound required.  Experience banding and extracting small passerines from mist nets is preferred. Position requires good color vision, ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound, the ability to hike (on and off trail) and work alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions, and an interest in avian ecology. 

    Duties will include: Assisting banders 4 days/wk, assisting graduate students (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry. Field technicians can expect to handle 75+ birds in a season and encounter ~80 species of songbirds during point count surveys.

    Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and the ability to work long days in the field. Field days will often begin before dawn. We are looking for technicians who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers. Eagerness to learn many aspects of field work related to avian ecology is essential as well as interest in an immersive experience. Work begins mid to late April 2022 and lasts until mid-July 2022. Shared housing and a salary of $12.00/hour will be provided. 

    Qualifications:

    Must have an Associate's degree or higher in a wildlife management related field, or be working towards such a degree. 

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references as a single document to Heather Gaya at cardellina.canadensis@gmail.com

    Start date: 4/16/22 (flexible)

    End date: 7/15/22

    Positions are open until filled.

     




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