Bird Conservation Technician
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Start date: February 28, 2017
Location: Houston Audubon Field Station, High Island, TX
Duties and Responsibilities: The bird conservation technician will assist the Sanctuaries Manager in day-to-day operations of Houston Audubon’s Upper Texas Coast sanctuaries and in preparing sanctuaries for thousands of visitors in the spring and tens of thousands of migrating and resident birds. Technician will primarily aid in native habitat restoration of coastal sanctuaries utilizing chainsaws, tractor, sprayers and herbicides. He/she will also be expected to conduct tri-monthly shorebird surveys and weekly rookery surveys on land and by boat. Other duties include, but not limited to infrastructure maintenance, visitor services, assisting with the beach nesting bird program, assisting visiting researchers, participating in citizen science projects (Christmas Bird Counts, eBird, Inaturalist), educational/outreach programs and public/volunteer interactions. This is a 6-9 month seasonal position, 30-40 hours per week. Benefits not included. Housing will be provided at Houston Audubon’s High Island Field Station in High Island, TX.
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