field technician, birds, in NJ

HARBOR HERON FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 15 July through 15 November, 2017 for research involving monitoring foraging egrets and herons in the NJ Meadowlands. Duties include conducting foraging egret and heron counts; behavioral observations to determine foraging success and identify species and size class of fishes captured and consumed; and site visits and sample collection at breeding colonies. The position requires carrying equipment and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.  Previous experience working with herons and egrets and conducting behavioral surveys required.  Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.
Familiarity with GIS and use of hand-held GPS preferred.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including occasional weekends. Salary $1800 – $2200/month, depending on experience. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.  Send cover letter of interest, resume and three references (including contact information), _in a single pdf document_ no later than June 30 to New Jersey Audubon by email to

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Thank you!


René Buccinna

Administrative Assistant

NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory

600 Route 47 N

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Phone: 609-400-3852 (NOTE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER)

Fax: 609-861-1651

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