Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist

Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to

conduct survey of migrating birds of prey March 16 to May 15, 2017.

Location is the Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ.

Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey,

entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America

database, and interacting with the public.

Specific duties include:*//*

·Identify and count all migrating raptors

·Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup

data procedures as needed

·Keep appropriate records for rare sightings

·Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird

Observatory outlets

·Some data entry in MS Excel possible

·Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in

timely manner


  * Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying

    raptors in flight a must

  * Careful data collecting skills a must

  * Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and

    excellent interpersonal skills

  * An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team


  * Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field


  * Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps

    and lift 25 lbs. as necessary

  * All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, driver’s

    license to operate a vehicle in NJ.


Start Date: March 16, 2017

End Date:  May 15, 2017

Salary: $1,400 – 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.

*_Application Deadline:_*Position will be posted until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest,

resume with relevant experience, and three references *as a single PDF

document* (including email and phone contact info) to


_Please list “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is

routed to the correct department_.

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.  New Jersey Audubon is an Equal Opportunity

Employer (EOE).