Raptor Migration Monitoring Crew Member
Daily Stipend (August-Sept 2023)
- Good eyesight
- Ability to endure and stay focused during long hours in the field in highly variable weather
- Demonstrated birding and/or raptor-in-flight I.D. skills
- Ability to pleasantly and professionally engage site visitors about the work while representing HWI
- Ability to work well in a remote and intimate small team setting
- Excellent data collection skills (detailed, accurate, and in accordance w/ protocols) and the ability to digitally log data
- Willingness and ability to follow federal, local, and HWI Covid safety protocols
- Full Covid-19 vaccination by season start date
Qualifications of Top Applicants
- Previous experience identifying and counting raptors in-flight
- Experience engaging visitors of all ages and skills about conservation efforts
- Some experience/exposure to raptor capture/handling/banding efforts
- Length of Appointment: August 27-November 5. Positions require a full-season commitment, and weekly schedules include one day off.
- HawkWatch Locations: We are currently only hiring for our site in New Mexico – Manzano Mountains HawkWatch.
This is a volunteer position; crewmembers will receive a daily living stipend of $55 and a one-time $150 travel stipend to offset travel costs to the site. Per diem is disbursed bi-weekly via direct deposit.
Most of our HawkWatches are in high-elevation remote areas and require camping; all crewmembers must supply their own camping gear** (be equipped for all-season camping) and should have their own vehicle to access the sites (or trailheads near sites). Accommodations for days off (one per week) or weather episodes are generally available in nearby local communities.
How to Apply
To apply, complete the following application: Fall Raptor Migration Monitoring Crewmember Application. Part of this application requires submitting a cover letter and resume (submit as a single pdf file via application form) that details your experience, highlighting any time spent counting migrating raptors, conducting public outreach, and/or banding (including techniques used, number of birds handled/banded, and permitting details when applicable).
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Application review ongoing.
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If equipment concerns would preclude you from applying, please apply and reach out–HWI may be able to assist in some cases.