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    Volunteer field assistant-coastal VA/MD

    • Employer: The Center for Conservation Biology
      Location: Coastal Virginia and Maryland
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: No


    The Center for Conservation Biology (https://ccbbirds.org/) is looking for local volunteers to assist with a research project monitoring Ipswich sparrows along the mid-Atlantic coast from early December 2019-late Mar 2020.


    CCB has been investigating winter habitat use of this species since 2010. During the past few seasons, we have collaborated with researchers from Dalhousie and Acadia University who have been studying this isolated population on Sable Island, the only known breeding grounds for this species. 


    The following links summarize our research over the past two seasons:




    Previous field or outdoor experience is desired (particularly with mist nets), but not required. Hiking coastal dunes can be intensive, but the scenery and birding are rewarding. Interested parties should be able to dedicate a minimum of 3-5 days for at least one period of trapping/fieldwork. Your participation would present opportunities to work alongside professional research biologists and gain experience with mist-netting as well as vegetation sampling techniques.


    Our schedule is dependent on weather, but we plan to capture birds during three 7-10 day periods, starting in early December and ending in late March. Field sites will include Grandview Nature Preserve, Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island National Seashore, and a few other locations from New Jersey to North Carolina. Shared housing will be provided in a bunkhouse-type setting during work days only.


    We often trap during weekends and our schedule is flexible based on volunteer availability. If you are interested but unclear on your specific availability, you can be added to our volunteer mailing list and we will keep you updated as the season and field outings approach.  Please contact Laura Duval at lsduvalATwm.edu or 757-221-1708.

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