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  • Volunteer Common Loon researcher


    wpiper
    • Employer: Chapman University
      Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Common Loon Project in northern Wisconsin requires 3 outdoor-loving, physically fit volunteers to assist in a 26-year investigation of territory acquisition and defense. Applicants should be available for all or most of period 15 May – 10 August 2019. Interns will visit study lakes via solo canoe to identify loons from colored leg bands, observe and record territorial and breeding behavior, and locate and GPS nests. Late in the season, they will assist in nocturnal capture, marking, and taking of blood and feather samples in adults and chicks. Successful applicants must have a car that gets 30 mpg or better, be able to swim well, have good hearing and vision, have a strong work ethic, be meticulous about taking notes, be able to work with others or alone, and have a love of outdoor conditions. Experience with bird identification, canoes, and motorboats helpful but not essential. Housing and gasoline reimbursement provided. Send resume and list of 3+ references ASAP (but not later than 15 May) via e-mail to: Dr. Walter Piper, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 92866 (e-mail: wpiper@chapman.edu). For more info, see web page at: http://www.chapman.edu/~wpiper/

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