The Resident Bird Study focuses on examining the annual cycle for black-capped chickadees, red-breasted nuthatches, white-breasted nuthatches, and tufted titmice, the study involves banding birds/nestlings, re-sighting birds, point counts, nest box grid survey, and nest searching. Prior bird handling and experience with GIS/GPS and some statistics would be helpful. The project takes place on Tin Mountain’s 140-acre Rockwell Sanctuary.
The resident bird intern will also be involved in the long-term breeding bird survey, which was initiated in 2007 to inventory all species using the 140-acre sanctuary during April-July while also training young professionals in habitat protection. Weekly visits to 37 permanent study plots generate information about population trends that only long-term studies can provide. In addition, nest searching and a banding station will be established to track movement/behavior of returning migrants.
The Resident Bird Study will begin mid-April/May and run through October 2018. Compensation is $1000/month plus housing.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Nora Dufilho (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by February 9th.