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EXPERIENCED PASSERINE BANDER at Alaska Bird Observatory. Website: Location: Fairbanks, AK. Duration: August 1 - October 7, 2012. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 27 Jul 2012.
Job Description: The bander will assist with avian research projects conducted by the Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO), primarily the operation of the Creamer’s Field Migration Station (CFMS) during the fall migration season. This position is under the direction of the Migration Program Manager. Approximately 40 hours/week, plus some overtime. Will be required to work weekend days. $2,200/month, plus overtime (~$13/hour). An $850 travel stipend will be provided. Qualifications:
High competency at mist netting, ageing, sexing, molt scoring, and banding passerines (at least 2000 songbirds in the past three years) and handling other birds, excellent bird ID skills, meticulous approach to collecting and recording data, excellent oral and written communication skills, Our station can process up to 330 birds/day, so the bander(s) be able to handle high-stress situations with a calm and level-head.
Applicants must be in excellent physical shape, capable of making common sense decisions concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., moose), have a high tolerance for dense mosquito activity, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. It is vital that the bander(s) be able to interact well with staff, volunteers (60/year) and the public.
In addition, this position requires many early mornings (banding starts at 530 every day!) and sometimes long days. To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, names and phone numbers of three references, and an ABO application (available online at to SUE GUERS, Alaska Bird Observatory, 418 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99701, or electronically in Microsoft Word format to: (EM: sguers AT     posted july 18

PASSERINE MIGRATION BANDING ASSISTANT NEEDED. Volunteer Field Assistant needed for summer/fall 2012 passerine migration banding station.
Assistant may also have the opportunity to work on additional projects such as off-road point counts, breeding bird surveys, and waterfowl surveys. Applicants should have mist-netting and bird-banding experience and be familiar with identifying boreal birds by sight and song. Working conditions can be harsh and applicants should be in good physical condition. Start date: August 8th 2012 (negotiable); End date: October 1st 2012 (negotiable). Living Allowance: ~$30/day. Housing: Provided.
Send letter of interest and resume with at least 2 references to NATE BERG (EM: nathan_berg AT, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, P.O.
Box 779, Tok, Alaska 99780. (PH: 907-883-9406 FX: 907-883-5747).
     posted may 1




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