Klamath Bird Observatory www.KlamathBird.org invites applications for four (4) bird banding assistant internship position openings. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California during the breeding and fall migration seasons – 1 May through 31 October, 2018.
Training and duties will include mist netting and banding songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management. Other duties include study and discussion of banding and biology instructional materials, equipment maintenance, and field station upkeep. Training and operations will adhere to North American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist netting and banding and advanced bird ageing/sexing techniques. A commitment for at least a 3-month period either beginning 1 May or ending 31 October will be needed. Rustic housing is provided. These positions do not offer a stipend.
Successful candidates will have a strong interest in birds and field biology, a positive and constructive attitude toward cooperative work in reaching project objectives, giving priority to safety considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers. Additional qualities include: ability to follow protocols precisely, attention to detail, good physical condition, excellent communication skills, dedicated to study in spare time, willing and able to work long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (hot days, cold days, mosquitoes). This is a terrific opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills. The positions will involve long days filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and a lot of fun!