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  1. NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL MONITORING INTERNSHIP at Point Blue Conservation Science Location: Marin County, CA. Duration: March 2 to June 30, 2020 (possibly extending through July). Deadline: December 1, 2019 Position Type: Internship Position Description: Interns (2) needed to assist in the Northern Spotted Owl monitoring project at Point Blue Conservation Science on the California coast, in Marin County. We have been studying this dense breeding population of Northern Spotted Owls since 1997. Fieldwork includes determining site occupancy, nesting status, and reproductive success. The intern will participate in inventory surveys at new locations, monitor long-term sites, and will also be responsible for data entry. The intern will become proficient in field protocols for monitoring Spotted Owls, orienteering, and identification of owls and other local bird species. The intern will also become familiar with current conservation topics, including climate-smart principles, via weekly paper discussions and presentations. Any use of personal vehicles for field work will be reimbursed. The intern is needed from March 2 to June 30 (this position may be extended as late as July 31 for a Barred Owl study). Local housing is provided. This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($1400 per month, gross). Qualifications: A strong interest in birds and conservation, self-motivation, a sense of humor, and the desire to spend long hours in the field and office are required. The field schedule is variable and involves working at night and during the day. Applicants should have good hearing abilities, and have the ability to traverse long distances through steep and uneven terrain with some poison oak. Participants must be able to work independently as well as with a partner. A functioning pair of binoculars is required. Applicants will need a driver's license, a personal vehicle, and current proof of insurance. To Apply: Submit applications via email including a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact information for three references to RENÉE CORMIER (EM: rcormier@pointblue.org; PH: 415-868-0655 ext. 416). In your letter of interest, please state your dates of availability, and whether or not your vehicle is AWD (AWD not necessary for all interns). Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.
  2. WBBA offers up to two $1,000 grants each year, one for research and the other for monitoring, for individuals and/or organizations engaged in projects in the New World using marked birds. The research grant should help test a hypothesis, while the monitoring grant is intended to help individuals or institutions establish or continue monitoring programs that investigate changes in bird populations. Students (including undergraduates) and organizational interns are encouraged to apply. Grant awardees will be asked to submit results of their grant projects for publication in future issues of North American Bird Bander as well as present results at future WBBA annual meetings. Applicants for these grants should submit a project proposal and two letters of reference attesting to the qualifications of the applicant. Proposals must include a description of the research or monitoring program that includes objectives, methods, and a budget detailing how requested funds will be used. Applicants may increase their chances by having smaller project budgets or detailing the use of requested funds for larger projects. The proposal constitutes the application and should be limited to no more than three typed pages, including full contact information. No additional forms are required; no information packets are available from WBBA. Proposal and letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically by August 1 to Geoffrey Geupel ggeupel@pointblue.org AND Wade Leitner tyrannus@cox.net NB: The addresses are not "clickable." Please copy and paste into an e-mail client. Include "WBBA Awards" in the subject line. Geoffrey Geupel, WBBA Awards Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) Palomarin Field Station PO Box 1157 Bolinas CA 94924 USA Successful applicants will be notified at the end of August and funds will be available from the treasurer soon after.
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