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Avian Field Technicians (8)-New Hampshire
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Last Date to Apply
Participate in a long-term ecological study of black-throated blue warblers breeding at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Current research focuses on the effects of climatic variation on warbler population ecology along an elevation gradient.
The position includes nest searching, territory mapping, insect and small mammal surveys, and transcription of video-recordings of nestling provisioning. We are seeking applicants with good color vision, able to hike and work alone in remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and with an interest in avian behavioral and population ecology.
Field work starts in early to mid May and lasts 8-10 weeks (late Jul to early Aug). Lakeside housing plus a stipend of $400 per week, internet access, and utilities will be provided. Many opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birding can be found in the immediate area.
To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 job references to firstname.lastname@example.org c/o Dr. Michael Hallworth, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Please provide application materials in one document and include “Avian Field Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
For more information: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/climate-change-hubbard-brook-forest
Individuals applying should have prior experience in finding and monitoring passerine nests; applicants with experience banding and taking blood samples from small passerines are especially needed.