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  1. Assistants are required to work in a crew of six undertaking observations, banding, data entry and station activities for our autumn season commencing at the end of July and running until the end of October. We are located at a remote site at the tip of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the north shore of Lake Superior. Access is primarily by boat or by a 13 km trail. Volunteers offering their services for 3-6 weeks are provided with accommodation and food. Short term individuals are charged a small daily fee. During our autumn season, we encounter Common Nighthawks, Northern Saw-whet Owls and hundreds of boreal passerines. In tandem with daily formal observations we operate both mist and hawk nets. Consideration is given to those who have identification abilities of eastern birds of North America and those who have some handling experience. Training is provided. For further information and application form please contact Rinchen Boardman found here: http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer Looking forward to hearing from you.
  2. Assistants required to monitor migrant songbirds and small raptors for both our spring (April 28- June 6) and autumn (July 28-October 31) seasons. Individuals participate in all aspects of our daily protocol including undertaking formal observations, banding, scribing, data entry, and conducting daily station chores. We are located at a remote station on the northern shore of Lake Superior and have been operating for 27 years. Accommodation and food are supplied at no charge to Volunteers offering three or more weeks participation. Short-term assistants are charged a daily fee. We have a fully equipped cabin and a sauna. There is poor internet connectivity but plenty of access to the near boreal forest. Some avian identification and exposure to banding/ringing are assets for applicants and consideration is given to those wishing to learn with enthusiasm. Training will be supplied. Application forms are easily found by searching http://www.tbfn.net/how-to-volunteer Looking forward to hearing from you.
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