Shorebird Field Technician positions available

SHOREBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 16 April through 30 June 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.  Duties include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry.  Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary.  Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, possibly work long hours or six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible.  Salary $2000-2300/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing and reimbursement for gas provided.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 31 March to Dr. David Mizrahi, NJ Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210,  NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

David S. Mizrahi, PhD

Vice-president, Research and Monitoring

NJ Audubon

Center for Research and Education

600 Route 47 North

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

609.861.1608  x917