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, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Audubon's Everglades Science Center at Tavernier was established in the Florida Keys in 1939, by National Audubon's first Director of Research, Robert Porter Allen. Currently, Audubon scientists are studying the flow of freshwater into Florida Bay and the impacts that the diversion of water has had throughout the Everglades ecosystem. Our experiments link changes in freshwater flow to decreased plant production and subsequent loss of small fishes. These are vital parts of the ecosystem, making up the food base for many higher predators such as game fishes, crocodilians, wading birds and birds of prey.
The Seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting with essential research studies, with their main focus being on assisting biologists in monitoring, trapping, tagging and banding Roseate Spoonbills. They will also assist with other Center projects and activities as necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on field experience in wading bird ecology. The position is expected to begin in November, 2019 and last for approximately 16 weeks with an hourly rate of $12.50 per hour and an estimated 40 hour work week.