We are seeking ONE crewmember who has experience capturing and banding raptors (preferably in a migration setting) to complete our crew of five at HawkWatch International’s (HWI) Commissary Ridge site in Wyoming. Preference will be given to applicants who have banded over 100 raptors or have held a banding sub-permit for birds-of-prey.
Crewmember duties will include a combination of standardized daily counts of migrating diurnal raptors, delivering outreach and education to site visitors (both scheduled and impromptu), and assisting with capture and banding of migrating raptors.
Commissary Ridge is located at 9,000 feet in a remote area and requires camping; all crewmembers must supply their own camping gear and should have their own vehicle to access the site. Accommodations for days-off (one per week) or weather episodes are available in either Kemmerer, WY or Salt Lake City, UT.
The crewmember will be compensated a per diem that will range between $40 to $45 DOE, and a $150 travel stipend to offset travel costs to the site. Per diem disbursed bi-weekly via direct deposit. Fall migration seasons run from 25 August through 5 November.
In addition to banding experience, applicants must have: good eyesight; be able to endure long hours in the field in highly variable weather; and have demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills. They will also be able to pleasantly and professionally engage site visitors while representing HWI; be able to work well in a remote small team setting; and have excellent data-taking skills (detailed, accurate, and in accordance w/ protocols).
Email Jesse Watson (no phone calls) inquiries or application packet (a single file--preferably pdf--including cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references. Please include your raptor banding experience and the date you are available in your cover letter. Review begins immediately and the position will be filled as soon as possible.