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Coastal Waterbird Technician

National Audubon Society

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National Audubon Society Coastal Waterbird Technician US-CT-Southbury Job ID: 2023-5263 Type: Seasonal, Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Science National Audubon Society Overview

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The Coastal Waterbird Technician will assist conservation scientists with monitoring, research, and management activities for nesting and migratory shorebirds on the coast of Connecticut. Stewardship, inventory and monitoring activities include:

  • Working with Alliance partners, field staff monitor and manage beach-nesting birds to collect productivity data and reduce human disturbance at nesting sites
  • Assist with the installation, maintenance and removal of string fencing, signage and Piping Plover nest exclosures throughout the season
  • Monitor beach-nesting birds to collect nest and chick survival data, document predators and instances of human disturbance
  • Conduct census surveys and patrol historical nesting sites for focal species
  • Daily and weekly data entry into online database
  • Educate beach visitors about beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds through face-to-face interaction to reduce disturbances at nesting sites
  • Collecting data on and reporting sightings of banded shorebirds
  • Coordinating monitoring efforts with other Audubon Alliance staff and partners
  • Participate in weekly Alliance conference calls and communicate with Alliance staff via Slack, text, and phone
  • Assist with data analysis and end of the season reports
  • Provide content (pictures and brief descriptions) to document disturbances, for inclusion in final reports, and for Audubon Connecticuts social media
  • Additional duties may be assigned to support all aspects of the Coastal Program


  • Coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field
  • Experience with waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east coast
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem solve in the field
  • Experience collecting, managing, and maintaining a large data set
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software for data entry and report writin and experience with GPS units
  • Experience and ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken and graphical means along with responding to communications in a prompt and timely manner
  • Must have valid driver\'s license and safe driving record (technicians will be reimbursed for travel between field sites)
  • Flexible approach to work, as weekend and holiday work will be required, as well as frequent schedule changes based on site needs and weather conditions.
  • Must be physically fit, able to walk miles in sand or on rocky coastal terrain and able to lift/carry at least 40lbs.
  • Required to manually install and maintain fencing and exclosures in rocky substrate
  • Willing to work in a variety of weather conditions including sun, rain, and hot/cold temps
  • Interest in conservation and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society

Apply Here: PI203600922

National Audubon Society provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Feb 14, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Southbury, Connecticut
  • Salary: negotiable
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