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Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, Florida. Sites requiring stewardship will include Black Skimmer colonies on Indian Shores Beach and Clearwater Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to conduct public outreach near these colonies and to help monitor nesting and disturbance.
This is a seasonal position working 20 hours per week with a focus on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists through the latter. The position is expected to begin May 2, 2022 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Under the direction of Audubon’s Project Manager for Bird Stewardship, the Seasonal Mid Pinellas County Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:
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