Assistant Bander – 5-6 months

$3,200 - $3,500 monthly
  • Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory
  • Slave Lake, AB, Canada
  • 09 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) is located in the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, approximately 20km north of Slave Lake, Alberta. During our spring and fall migration monitoring programs, we operate 12 standard mist-nets and 2 aerial nets. In the summer, we operate 4 MAPS stations and may be performing breeding bird surveys in remote locations. We are looking for one hard-working, enthusiastic, detail-orientated individual to assist with our long-term avian monitoring programs including visual counts and songbird banding.  Experience working with mist-nets, identifying, aging, and sexing songbirds in the hand, and identifying boreal birds in the field by sight and sound is required. Daily duties include setting up the station early each morning, conducting visual counts, extracting and banding birds, training and managing volunteers and assistants, data recording, tabulating daily totals, completing the daily log, and data entry. Additional duties include equipment upkeep, trail maintenance, and demonstrating bird banding to the public. Successful candidates may be expected to work long days, including weekends and holidays and must be flexible with schedule changes. If the candidate possesses or can obtain a permit to band Northern Saw-whet Owls using mist-nets, the contract may be extended until mid to late October. Seasonal staff accommodation is available at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at a cost of $295/month.  More information on the LSLBO is available at www.lslbo.org .