[CT Birds] Internship Opportunities in Maine

COMINS, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Wed Jan 7 09:59:42 EST 2009

In case any of you or folks you know might be interested in such an opportunity.


Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge needs several field researchers (island supervisors and technicians) to monitor seabird colonies on islands along the Maine coast.   Seabird species to be studied include: common, Arctic, and roseate terns, common eider, laughing gulls, black guillemot, leach's storm-petrel, Atlantic puffin, and razorbills.  While living on the islands, researchers will:  conduct an annual census of all nesting seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, trap and band adult seabirds, band chicks, read adult bands, and monitor predators and competitors.  Seabirds on other nearby islands will also be censused. Experience with bird identification and seabird ecology preferred, but not required.  Must be willing to live and work with other researchers on remote islands, often under harsh weather conditions.  Additional work opportunities may exist for songbird monitoring, mist netting / banding and shorebird surveys of fall migration through September 25, 2009.

Dates: May 11 - August 7, 2009 (six positions), May 27 - August 7, 2009 (three positions)

Salary:   $300 to $385 per week (varies with level of supervision)

Housing provided

To Apply: send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references by February 25th to: Maine Coastal Islands NWR, P.O. Box 495, 16 Rockport Park Centre, Rockport, ME 04856 or email to Michael_Langlois at fws.gov.  For more information, call Maine Coastal Islands NWR at 207-236-6970 ext. 11.

Patrick Comins

Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Connecticut
pcomins at audubon.org


Audubon Center at Bent of the River
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury,  CT 06488
Phone:  (203)264-5098 x305
or 203-267-6732 x305
Fax: (203)264-6332

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