Bird Point-count Technicians (4)-New Hampshire

Agency
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Location
New Hampshire
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$400/wk
Last Date to Apply
02/01/2018
Description
Participate in a long-term ecological study of forest bird populations at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Current National Science Foundation-funded research focuses on effects of climatic variation on bird distribution and abundance along an elevation gradient. Individuals applying should be able to identify New England forest birds by sight and sight and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is preferred. 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). 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 btbw2018@gmail.edu c/o Dr. Michael Hallworth, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Please provide application materials in one document and include “Bird Point-count Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Qualifications
Individuals applying should be able to identify New England forest birds by sight and sight and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is preferred.
Contact Person
Michael Hallworth
Contact eMail
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