Bird Point-count Technicians Needed
Participate in a long-term ecological study of forest bird populations at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Current National Science Foundation-funded research focuses on effects of climatic variation on bird distribution and abundance along an elevational gradient.
Four positions are available.
- Able to identify New England forest birds by sight & sound
- Experience watching or studying birds outside of the classroom; previous work conducting avian point-counts a plus
- Good color vision
- Able to work alone and hike long distances in remote, rugged, and steep terrain
Term of Appointment
Field work starts in early to mid-May and lasts 8-10 weeks.
$400 per week
The project is based in Campton, New Hampshire.
Lakeside housing adjacent to White Mountain National Forest, internet access, and utilities will be provided.
Many opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birdwatching can be found in the immediate area.
If you prefer, mail your application materials to:
Dr. Scott Sillett
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
National Zoological Park
PO Box 37012 MRC 5503
Washington, DC 20013-7012