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  • Field assistant for songbird tracking in Canada

    Hannah Justen
    • Employer: Texas A&M University
      Location: Coastal Mountains, British Columbia
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 03/05/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    We are looking for highly-motivated volunteers to assist us with our field season in British Columbia this June and/or August.

    Our team works on several projects throughout the season and we are looking to fill volunteer positions from June 3-30 as well as August 25 – September 10. Volunteers need to be available for a minimum of 2 week, but we prefer longer stays (entire June and/or August season).

    Tasks include surveying sites for banded males, setting up mist nets, extracting birds from nets, handling birds, assisting with attachment of tracking devices (in August) and recording of morphometric data.

    Applicants need to be willing to work long hours and in any weather condition. We will be camping all season and cover communal lunches. This is as volunteer position, but there is the potential to receive a stipend depending on applicant’s experience working with binoculars and handling birds (but no previous experience is required to apply).

    If you are interested in working with us this season and learn about the methods we are using to study the genetics of songbird migration, please get in contact with Hannah Justen via email (justen@tamu.edu) with a statement on why you are interested in the position and a brief CV showing if you have experience with handling/catching birds.

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