Shorebird Banding Field Technician

New Jersey Audubon

Start Date:: May 1 – June 1, 2023

Our internship programs seek to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

Compensation: $200/week, lodging provided

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

Field Technicians needed 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, color banding, collecting and recording data from captured birds, and data entry.  Mist-netting and wild bird handling experience necessary.  Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band resighting experience helpful, but not required. Experience using MS Excel necessary. 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.

This opportunity is available to non-U.S. citizens, especially Latin American/Caribbean biologists or U.S. early career professionals interested in gaining more field experience. Reasonable English fluency is necessary. Environment for the Americas may have support available to provide round-trip transportation to the site.

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