• Avian Point Count Technician

    Job Locations US-MO-West Alton
    Seasonal, Full-Time
    Job Category
    West Alton
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 44 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


    Position Summary

    The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking a temporary Bird Survey Technician to assist with avian point-count surveys and associated data entry tasks and data analysis for the Upper Mississippi River system. 


    This is a full-time position and runs from May 7th through July 28th (approximately).  Applicants will also need to be available for additional part-time work (data entry and data analysis tasks) through December 2018.

    Essential Functions

    • Monitor Midwestern avian species presence in the field by both sight and sound using point-count surveys
    • Data management, data entry tasks and data analysis
    • Assist with facilitation of monitoring logistics



    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural Sciences, or related field required
    • Experience with avian point counts
    • Identification of Midwestern birds by sight and sound desired
    • Attention to detail and accuracy when gathering data 
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to work early hours 
    • Ability to work outdoors in varying climates and conditions (heat, biting insects, wet terrain) 
    • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and/or interns when performing point count surveys
    • Ability to use GPS to locate survey points
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Boating experience desired but not required
    • Must possess valid driver’s license




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