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    Ed Pike
    • Employer: MSRW (Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch)
      Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/20/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

     Job duration: March 20 till May 15, 2022  Compensation: $1400 to $1700 per month, housing included.

    Duties: Identify, count and record waterbirds utilizing the Mackinac Straits.  Requires the use of binoculars and spotting scope.  Must legibly keep hourly records of the numbers of individuals of each species, and movements of waterbirds on provided forms. Eight hours per day starting 15 minutes before sunrise.  Must write and post a blog report of observations 2 or 3 times per week on MSRW website.  Required to write seasonal summary report.

    Qualifications: Must be proficient at identifying waterbirds of the Great Lakes region, in flight and on the water.  Must be experienced using binoculars and spotting scope, and recording data.  Must have own binoculars, spotting scope a plus.  Be able to withstand long hours in cold working conditions; having cold weather gear.  Must have reliable transportation.

    To apply: send cover letter, resume, and 3 references (with knowledge of bird I.D. skills) to Ed Pike, email: Ed@MackinacRaptorWatch.org

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