[CT Birds] Job Posting: Quaker Ridge Hawkwatcher

O'TOOLE, Brian botoole at audubon.org
Wed Jul 22 16:43:13 EDT 2009

 HAWK COUNTER NEEDED— August 20-November 20, 2009

Audubon Greenwich, a local chapter of National Audubon Society, is seeking an experienced hawk counter for it’s Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch located on the grounds of the Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT.  Quaker Ridge is one of the premier hawkwatch sites in the northeast with an average of over 14,000 hawks recorded.

Identify and count migrating raptors as they travel along the Atlantic flyway at the Quaker Ridge site.  On site, you will be recording hourly weather conditions, species and numbers of migrating raptors.  At the end of the day this information must be posted onto the HMANA website.  In addition, you must also be able to assist visitors and volunteers with bird identification and general birding questions during the hawk migration period.  At the end of the season you will be expected to submit a season end report and present a  public program of the season’s hawk numbers.  You will also be required to work our annual hawkwatch festival on the weekend September 19th & 20th.

Qualifications: Self-motivated individual who can work well independently, enthusiastic field worker, good physical condition to work primarily outside, willingness to work some early mornings, late evenings and possibly some weekend days, good communication and organizational skills, interest and experience in bird monitoring and research work outdoors.  Previous northeastern raptor identification experience is strongly preferred especially the ability to count and identify large numbers of raptors at a distance, as is a familiarity with computer data spreadsheet analysis.

Salary is $10 an hour, Monday – Friday. Housing provided: Private furnished room, bath, furnished living room and fully-equipped kitchen in house on sanctuary property.

Period of Internship:
3-month period, 40 hours/week, 9AM - 5PM, August 20- November 20, 2009 with some additional days off depending upon available volunteer assistance.

Applicants will be considered upon submission.

Emails Preferred.  Send cover letter, resume, and 1 reference with the subject as HawkWatch to:

Brian O’Toole
Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
botoole at audubon.org<mailto:botoole at audubon.org>

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