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  1. Powdermill Nature Reserve is pleased to announce that it will be holding an in-person Ageing Birds with Molt Limits workshop in September 2021. Fall “Bird Banding and Ageing Birds via Molt Limits” Workshop: Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 26. The workshop will begin at 6:00pm eastern time on Tuesday (9/21) with an introductory presentation and end Sunday (9/26) at noon. Participants will want to arrive during the day Tuesday (9/21) prior to the workshop. The majority of time will be spent in the field with live birds, and these sessions will be complemented with afternoon presentations and discussions. This workshop is an excellent primer for NABC (North American Banding Council) Bander Certification as we will cover banding ethics, banding methodology, molt terminology, and use of the Pyle Guide. The focus of this workshop is on training participants to age and sex passerines via plumage and molt limits, and will include discussions on molt terminology and how to decode the “Pyle Guide”. Participants are expected to have prior experience handling and extracting birds from nets. The cost is $750 per person and includes hands-on instruction, on-site lodging (with kitchen), and breakfast each morning. This workshop will be NABC-approved. To apply please fill out the following Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/kaQiLhs1aZ
  2. Avian Field Technician Job Description: Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC), field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, is seeking seasonal field technicians to assist with avian research in southwestern Pennsylvania from mid-August – October 31, 2021. The primary duty of this position is extracting birds from mist nets and assisting with banding as part of the banding team. The field tech will work daily with North American Banding Council (NABC) certified Trainers and will have the opportunity to receive extra training in all aspects of banding (including ageing and sexing techniques) to NABC standards. To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill, please visit our website at www.powdermillarc.org. Qualifications: strong candidates will have experience extracting, handling, and banding songbirds during high-volume banding days, must be able to identify eastern North American birds by sight, and be able to hike up to 6-10 miles per day in uneven or muddy terrain sometimes in inclement weather (e.g., hot, cold, rain). The successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and as part of a team. Applicants must have at least a high school degree and at least 3 months of field experience banding birds. Principal Accountabilities: The principle responsibility of this position is assisting the Banding Manager with Powdermill’s avian research efforts. This includes extracting birds from mist nets, banding and collecting data from birds (may also include collecting blood or other tissue samples from birds), repairing nets, trimming vegetation around net lanes, recording data, and proofing data. Compensation: Pay is $12/hour for 40 hours per week. Housing is provided at no cost to the field technician. To apply: Visit www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities; click on Search Jobs and click on Apply in the section titled Temporary Field Assistant I, Avian Research (Requisition #524). Please include your resume or CV, three references, and a cover letter detailing your experience surveying birds by sight and sound and extracting, handling, and banding birds. All documents should be saved in one file to allow for upload through our Applicant Tracking System. Last date to apply: May 7, 2021 The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
  3. Powdermill Avian Research Center (www.powdermillarc.org) is pleased to announce that it will be holding an “Ageing Birds via Molt Limits” VIRTUAL workshop June 11-13, 2021. The workshop will begin at 8:00am and end at roughly 4:00pm (eastern time zone) each day with a lunch break and several short get-up-and-stretch breaks. The workshop will be held via Zoom. Because this is a virtual workshop, there will not be a hands-on component, however we will have up-close instruction on ageing and sexing birds, and banding techniques, using high quality videos and photographs taken during normal banding operations. This will be complimented with presentations and discussions about banding methodology, molt terminology including discussion of molt cycles, using molt limits to age North American passerines, how to use the Pyle Guide, scientific use of banding data, and ethics and permitting. The focus of this workshop is to train participants to recognize molt limits and to age and sex North American passerines. The workshop’s intended audience is those use bird banding in their research, including bird banding professionals, graduate students, volunteers at banding stations, wildlife professionals, or ornithologists. The cost is $250 per person, or $150 for students who are paying their own registration fee or Latin Americans who are working in Latin America. The workshop will be taught by an NABC-certified Trainer and follow NABC principles, standards, and ethics. To express interest in one of these workshops, please fill out the following Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/kaQiLhs1aZ Space in each of our workshops is limited, so please fill out the google form soon. In the coming weeks, our Banding Program Manager will contact those eligible for the workshop with an invitation to register along with additional instructions.
  4. Powdermill Nature Reserve is Carnegie Museums of Natural History's environmental research center. Located 55 mile southeast of Pittsburgh in Rector, Pennsylvania, Powdermill is a field station and laboratory where researchers do long-term studies of natural populations in western Pennsylvania. In addition to being positioned for Appalachian-specific studies in ornithology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and botany, Powdermill is a great place to spend a fun-filled day outdoors with the family. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community. Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC), field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, is seeking seasonal field technicians to assist with avian research in southwestern Pennsylvania from early-April – May 31, 2021. The primary duty of this position is extracting birds from mist nets and assisting with banding as part of the banding team. The field tech will work daily with North American Banding Council (NABC) certified Trainers and will have the opportunity to receive extra training in all aspects of banding (including ageing and sexing techniques) to NABC standards. To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill, please visit our website at www.powdermillarc.org. Qualifications Strong candidates will have experience extracting, handling, and banding songbirds, must be able to identify eastern North American birds by sight, and be able to hike up to 6-10 miles per day in uneven or muddy terrain sometimes in inclement weather (e.g., hot, cold, rain). The successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and as part of a team. Applicants must have at least a high school degree and at least 3 months of field experience banding birds. Principal Accountabilities The principle responsibility of this position is assisting the Banding Program Manager with Powdermill’s avian research efforts. This includes extracting birds from mist nets, banding and collecting data from birds (may also include collecting blood or other tissue samples from birds), repairing nets, trimming vegetation around net lanes, recording data, and checking data. Compensation: Pay is $12/hour for 40 hours per week. Housing is provided at no cost to the field technician. Please include your resume or CV, three references, and a cover letter in one document detailing your experience surveying birds by sight and sound and extracting, handling, and banding birds. To apply: Please visit Carnegie Museum of Natural History's website and search for job requisition 479 or click here: https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/2779 Last date to apply: January 22, 2021 The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
  5. 2021 Virtual Workshops: I am pleased to announce that Powdermill Nature Reserve will be holding three “Ageing Birds via Molt Limits” VIRTUAL workshops in early 2021: January 16-18 (wait list only!), February 13-15, and March 5-7. Each workshop will begin in the morning on the first day and end in the afternoon on the third day. Because this is a virtual workshop, there will not be a hands-on component, however we will have up-close instruction on ageing and sexing birds, and banding techniques, using high quality videos and photographs taken during normal banding operations. This will be complimented with presentations and discussions about banding methodology, molt terminology including discussion of molt cycles, using molt limits in ageing birds, how to use the Pyle Guide, scientific use of banding data, and ethics and permitting. The focus of this workshop is to train participants to recognize molt limits and to age and sex passerines. The cost is $150 per person and will be taught by an NABC-certified Trainer and follow NABC principles, standards, and ethics. To express interest in one of these workshops, please fill out the following Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/kaQiLhs1aZ Space in each workshop is limited, so please fill out the google form soon. In the coming weeks, our Banding Program Manager will contact those eligible for the workshop with an invitation to register along with additional instructions.
  6. I am pleased to announce that Powdermill Nature Reserve will be holding a “Molt, Ageing, and Sexing” VIRTUAL workshop in September 2020. The workshop will begin in the morning on Friday, September 25 and end Sunday, September 27. Because this is a virtual workshop, there will not be a hands-on component, however each morning will have up-close ageing and sexing birds instruction using live birds during normal banding operations. These sessions will be complemented with afternoon or evening presentations and discussions about banding methodology, molt terminology including discussion of molt cycles, using molt limits in ageing birds, and the use of the Pyle Guide. The focus of this workshop is to train participants to recognize molt limits and to age and sex passerines. The cost is $150 per person and will be taught by NABC-certified Trainers and follow NABC principles and standards. To express interest in this workshop, please fill out the Google Form here. Space in this workshop is limited, so please fill out the google form soon. In the coming weeks, our Banding Program Manager will contact those eligible for the workshop with an invitation to register along with additional instructions.
  7. Spring Extraction/Banding Workshop: Wednesday, May 13 - Sunday, May 17, 2020 The workshop will begin before dawn on Wednesday (5/13) and end Sunday (5/17) at noon. Participants should plan to arrive Tuesday as we may have an introductory lecture that evening. The majority of time will be spend in the field with live birds, however these sessions will be complemented with some afternoon or evening presentations. This workshop is an excellent primer for NABC (North American Banding Council certifications as we will cover banding ethics, banding methodology, molt terminology, and use of the Pyle Guide. The focus of this workshop is to hone handling songbirds, extracting birds from mist nets, and banding skills, but we will also cover the other topics mentioned above, and is appropriate for beginner- to intermediate-level banders. The cost is $750/person and on site lodging (with kitchen) and breakfast is included. Space is limited, therefore priority will be given to those with opportunities to continue to utilize the skills we teach through work or volunteering. This workshop will be NABC-approved. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please fill out the google form: http://goo.gl/forms/kaQiLhs1aZ I will begin to send invitations to register in mid-December to early January.
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