Owl Bander – Duluth, MN
Organization: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Job Title: Hawk Bander
Location: Duluth, MN
Hours and Compensation: Full time, salary typically ranges from $1,100-$1,300/month, dependent on experience. Housing (possibly shared) to be provided in Duluth, Minnesota.
Position Dates: September 19th, 2012 – November 14th, 2012
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Posted On: July 3rd, 2012
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota is seeking 1 experienced owl bander for this seasonal position. This position is full-time for 8 weeks from 19 September – 14 November 2012. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is a prime migration spot in the Fall and has seasonal owl banding totals ranging from 600-1500 birds. Owl species banded in past falls include Northern Saw-whet, Long-eared, Barred and Great Horned. Other species such as Boreal, Great Gray and Short-eared Owls are possible as well. Hawk Ridge is based at a uniquely advantageous location on a rocky ridge overlooking the western tip of Lake Superior with a seasonal average of 82,000 raptors flying through and over 200,000 passerines and other species.
Duties include opening and closing nets, net checks, and banding and recording information on owls. Skill requirements include a minimum of one season of previous mist-netting and banding experience and tolerance of harsh weather conditions (heat, cold, wind). Must work well alone and with others and have own personal vehicle.
How to Apply
See http://www.hawkridge.org for more details. Email cover letter, resume, and three references who can verify bird banding skills to both Frank Nicoletti, Banding Director, at email@example.com, and Janelle Long, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is preferred, but required information may also be mailed to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803-3006 re: Owl Bander Position.