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Audubon Florida seeks a Biologist, Carrabelle Shorebird with boat handling experience to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle. This role is a fully remote position based out of the Southern Franklin County region and you must live in and/or be able drive to the Southern Franklin County, Florida region. The Biologist will complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Flag Island Critical Wildlife Area, St. George Island Causeway Critical Wildlife Area, Lanark Critical Wildlife Area, Alligator Pt Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned. This is a 40-hour, full-time position.
From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (breeding season), the Biologist will be responsible for performing beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work with Apalachicola partner primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties:
From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), they will be responsible for completing bimonthly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resighting focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.
$43,000-$48,000 / year
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