Avian Target-netter Spring/Summer 2017: Arizona

Agency
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
Location
Coconino National Forest
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
https://www.umt.edu/mcwru/
Salary
$1288 - $1400/ month
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
02/28/2017
Description
Field assistant is sought for an ongoing, long-term study of the behavioral, demographic, and life history ecology of a high elevation avian community and riparian ecosystem. The field site is located in high elevation (7800') forest in North Central Arizona, where we have extensively studied 32 species of breeding birds for 30 years. Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in avian research. Field assistants will be given the opportunity to work and interact with graduate students conducting innovative science at this site. The field camp is remote, primitive, and requires tent-living. The project runs from ~ 1 May and ends ~ 25 July. Pay is $1288 - $1400/month, depending on experience. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative banders to actively catch birds. Banders will use playback, alarm calls, nestling begging, and observation for strategic net placement to successfully catch targeted individuals. Banders will be expected to band, bleed, and take morphological measurements on both juvenile and adult birds. Additionally, part of this project focuses on energetics so banders will use doubly labeled water methodology. Individuals applying for this position must be comfortable working closely with others. Experience banding and using target netting technique for capture is highly desired.
Qualifications
To apply, please submit:
1. Cover Letter (Please include why you are interested in this project, your desired position, as well as your relevant experience.)
2. Resume
3. Three References (Please include name, email address, and telephone numbers)

Please send application materials in a single document to arizona.bird.crew@gmail.com. Email is preferred, but if you need to send applications materials via mail, please send them to:
Maggie Riordan
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
32 Campus Drive
Natural Sciences 205
Missoula, MT 59812
Contact Person
Maggie Riordan
Contact eMail
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