Waterbird Technician Needed

A field technician is needed to assist in the evaluation of nest success of

colonial nesting waterbirds in southwestern Louisiana. The study area

supports several rare species of colonial nesting waterbirds, including a

few thousand nesting brown pelicans. Due to its low elevation and eroding

shoreline, the island is slated for restoration. This study will provide

pre-restoration baseline data for the project and will provide important

habitat information of several nesting species that will assist in future

restoration activities.

The project will start in mid- to late March. The technician will work with

an M.S. student. Conditions will be hot and humid and mosquitoes could be

challenging at times. A strong work ethic is essential and relevant field

experience is highly desirable. Pay is $9/hour and housing is provided.

Please email a CV with names and contact information of 3 references and a

cover letter to Dr. Sammy King at sking16@lsu.edu. Application review will

begin by 15 February and will continue until a successful applicant is