POINT COUNT TECHNICIAN needed to conduct tidal-marsh bird research in New York! Technician will support a large-scale project called SHARP: Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program, which investigates the status and distribution of tidal-marsh birds along the northeastern US coast. Particular emphasis is placed on Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Willet and Clapper Rail.
Technician will conduct passive and callback point count surveys for marsh birds in selected tidal marshes. Saltmarsh vegetation surveys will also be conducted at each location.
Housing and a vehicle will be provided.
All work will be conducted with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines set in place by SHARP as well as state and federal regulations.
Positions will begin early May 2021 and conclude late July - early August 2021. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three references to: info AT tidalmarshbirds.org. Jobs open until filled. Please include “POINT COUNT” in subject line of email.
Ideal applicants will have prior experience with point count and callback surveys and will be willing to work long hours in remote marshes under harsh field conditions (biting insects, deep mud and heat). All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a good sense of humor and the ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the field season. Applicants must also have a working knowledge of northeastern bird identification by sight and sound. A general knowledge of marsh vegetation will also be helpful.