BIRD BANDERs (2 positions)
Employer:US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Job Type:Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
BIRD BANDERs (2 positions) are needed from 13 August to 19 October, 2012 to study passerine migration in coastal “Downeast” Maine. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge is documenting the timing, abundance, and species of fall migrants as part of a larger research project with the University of Maine and Acadia National Park. A crew supervisor and one technician will be hired as private contractors to operate a migration monitoring station on a wild and scenic peninsula in Steuben, Maine. Banding station is in Steuben, Maine, approximately 15 minutes from the Refuge Headquarters in Milbridge, Maine.
Both contractors must have prior mist netting experience and excellent eastern bird identification skills. The crew supervisor must possess exemplary leadership skills, the ability to safely extract and band large volumes of birds, and experience aging and sexing eastern birds in fall plumage. In addition to daily operation of mist nets, the crew will conduct visual surveys, collect habitat data, and ensure proper operation of acoustic recorder and radar units. Shorebird banding experience is a plus. Required to work 7 days a week, have the ability to work with others, and a tolerance of wet and cold weather.
The supervisor will receive $4,000 and the technician $3,000 for the 10 week period. Housing is provided on site. Crews last year captured 2,840 individuals from 76 species (0.6 birds per net hour).
How to Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and names, phone numbers, and e-mails of 3 references to: Sara Williams, Maine Coastal Islands NWR, P.O. Box 279, Milbridge, ME 04658 (Sara_Williams@fws.gov). Deadline: Applications are due by June 19, 2012. For more information, call Maine Coastal Islands NWR at 207-546-2124 ext. 13
06/19/2012 (All day)
Last updated May 22, 2012