Jobs: bird banders, mist net assistants, avian surveyors

Hello all,

The University of Southern Mississippi is looking to hire 6

experienced bird banders, 6, mist net assistants, and 6 avian surveyors

for the upcoming spring season. More details on the available positions





AVIAN SURVEYORS (6) *needed from *1 March to 18 May 2018 *to study the

stopover ecology of small passerines along the northern coast of the

Gulf of Mexico (Texas through Alabama). BANDERS need to have experience

with banding large volumes of birds, be familiar with the aging and

sexing of eastern species, be able to train mist net assistants, and

independently lead a small team. Also must be able to effectively

communicate with project leader and site coordinator in completing tasks

associated with the banding operation as well as oversee banding

operation including other technicians. MIST NET ASSISTANT duties include

extracting birds from mist-nets and analyzing fecal samples. AVIAN

SURVEYOR duties include identifying eastern species by sight and sound,

mist net extraction, and analyzing fecal samples. Additionally,

opportunities may exist for all positions to assist with active research

during the field season. All individuals are required to work 7 days a

week, assist with data entry, vegetation sampling, arthropod sampling,

and fruit counts, have the ability to work and live well with others in

close quarters, have a good sense of humor, and be able to tolerate

heat, venomous snakes, biting insects, and wet conditions. In addition

to abundant experience, each bander will be compensated a total of

$5,000 and each other position will receive $4,000 over the course of

the season. Excellent housing conditions provided. In *ONE* Word

document/PDF named in the following format: Lastname-Firstname (e.g.

Zenzal-T.J.) please send letter of interest, resume, and names, phone

numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to Dr. T.J. Zenzal,

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University

of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 or by email

(preferred): MBRGhiring(AT) <>Applications

will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Thank you,

Lily Calderón


Master’s Student





/Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology/

/University of Delaware/

Liliana Calderon <lcalde@UDEL.EDU>