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Shorebird Field Technician

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location New Jersey - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name Audubon
Contact Name Human Resources
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Shorebird Field Technician

Job Description:  The Shorebird Field Technician will be responsible for data collection for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey’s Delaware Bay shore.  Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration from South American wintering grounds to arctic breeding sites.

Location:  Cape May and Cumberland Counties, NJ

Dates: 16 April thru 30 June 2015

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Extracting birds from mist-nets
  • Banding, weighing and measuring birds
  • Recording data
  • Point Counts
  • Surveying for color-banded birds
  • Data entry

  • Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U.S.
  • Color-banded re-sighting experience preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs as needed
  • Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license

Salary: $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 March to René Buccinna, NJA Center for Research and Education, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon  (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for-profit, statewide membership organization.  Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.   NJA is an equal opportunity employer.
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