Responsibilities include respectful interactions with local residents and landowners, surveying atlas blocks for breeding birds throughout the state, and maintaining accurate records. Oklahoma has great habitat diversity, supporting Swainson’s Warblers in the southeast to Golden Eagles in the northwest, and Golden-fronted Woodpeckers in the southwest to Scarlet Tanagers in the northeast. Positions available early April through July or early August.
Applicants should have a strong background both in field ornithology/bird identification and in working or interacting smoothly with a wide variety of people. Must be able to work independently, be willing to travel throughout Oklahoma on a continuous basis, often on back roads in poor condition, and (most likely) camp regularly.Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Prior bird atlasing experience helpful but not required.