AVIAN BIOLOGISTS (1-2) needed from approximately 20 April to 20 July to assist with bird surveys and vegetation sampling in oak woodland, conifer forest, and montane riparian areas in the Sky Island mountains of northern Sonora, Mexico.
This will be our second year of effort estimating the distribution and abundance of breeding birds in the Sky Island region.
Applicants must have point count experience and the ability to identify birds in the region by both sight and sound. Experience with distance sampling, nest searching, and especially prior experience with point counts in montane vegetation in southeast Arizona or northwest Mexico is strongly preferred and ability to quickly learn new songs and calls is required.
Biologists should have the ability to speak Spanish and English and be comfortable working with both Mexican and American biologists and local landowners.
Successful applicants will spend long days hiking and navigating in remote field settings in the mountains, begin work before dawn, and be rewarded by some of the most scenic and least known places in northern Mexico.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, have a positive, can-do attitude, and be capable of working well with others. Applicants must be willing to camp where necessary and to carry a backpack with 1-2 days of provisions on occasion.
Pay range is from $2,100 to $2,500 per month DOE.
To apply, send a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience, a resume, and names, emails, and phone numbers of three references to
Aaron Flesch at firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Avian Science Center, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, HS-104, Missoula, MT 59812.
Please reference “avian biologist position” in the subject heading of emails and call (406-243-2035) or email questions.