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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 Bird Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Lee County, Florida. The site most likely requiring stewardship is a Black Skimmer and Least Tern colony on Fort Myers Beach near the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area. There are also nesting Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers in the area. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the sea/shorebird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20-hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists through the latter. The position is expected to begin April 17, 2023 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late-August to mid-September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
$15.00 / hour
Under the direction of Audubon’s Southwest Florida Monitoring and Stewardship Project Manager, the Lee County Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:
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