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).
The National Audubon Society, working at the nexus of science, communication, and policy, is building a Migratory Bird Initiative that translates full annual cycle migration science into compelling visual narratives and resources that drive policy and inspire our network to conservation action. Information on migratory bird movements can help identify priority habitats, spaces, and threats to vulnerable species, and engage new audiences in bird conservation. At the forefront of work on migratory bird movements is the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, a collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry arrays to study movements of migratory animals. The National Audubon Society and Birds Canada are partnering to synthesize animal movement data from Motus and other tracking technologies to reveal seasonal movements, behaviors, and migration patterns across the Western Hemisphere and focus scientific results to reveal actionable strategic conservation priorities. The Movement Ecologist will work closely with the Migratory Bird Initiative and Conservation Science teams of the National Audubon Society and the Migration Ecology and Data Science and Technology teams at Birds Canada to promote effective conservation outcomes through movement and migration ecology research, with a focus on various tracking data sources, particularly data from the Motus Wildlife Tracking System. S/he will lead efforts to model migratory bird movement at hemispheric scales; build partnerships with academic, agency and conservation organization scientists studying bird migration and movement ecology; and provide outputs to support the missions and projects of the Audubon and Birds Canada.
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