Intermountain Bird Observatory
Hamer, Idaho
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EXPERIENCED FALL MIGRATION BANDING FIELD ASSISTANT (1) needed for INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY study of fall landbird migration in southeastern Idaho (July 14 – October 16, 2023; ~3 months). Duties will consist mainly of landbird mist-netting/banding, data entry, and public outreach. The study site, Camas National Wildlife Refuge, is a very exciting place for songbird migration and wetland/desert birds and is among the best birding sites in the state – and with many iconic locations (Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon, etc.) within a ~2-hour drive. And, this will be the first fall migration banding season since we did an initial study in autumn migrations of 2005-06 and, among other exciting results/rarities, we averaged over 1,800 Wilson’s Warblers per fall season! We anticipate capturing up to ~4,500 songbirds of 70 or more species each fall season. Pay up to $1000+/month, depending on experience. Housing provided – still TBD if in full hook-up trailers on site or a rental in town.
Qualifications of applicants should include: 1) proficiency with safe netting and banding procedures, 2) ability to identify Western birds by sight and sound, and 3) willingness to give your all. For this position, we need someone with extensive mist-net extraction/banding experience (ideally 1,000+ birds) - a North American Banding Council certification (at any level - assistant, bander, or trainer) would be a plus. Enthusiasm, care for birds, quick learning, and an ability to work well with and get along with others are also very important criteria. Hands that stay warm in cold weather would be nice too! Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three references (with phone # and e-mail if possible) via e-mail to lucianjdavis@gmail.com AND jaycarlisle@boisestate.edu. The position will be filled once a suitable applicant is found.
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Jay Carlisle and Lucian Davis
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