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  • Thomas Gardali
    Hello All, PRBO has some great internship opportunities for summer 2003 (see descriptions below). Please pass these along to budding field biologists, post
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      Hello All,

      PRBO has some great internship opportunities for summer 2003 (see descriptions below). Please pass these along to budding field biologists, post where
      appropriate, forward this message, etc.

      Happy new year. Tom Gardali


      PALOMARIN FIELD STATION RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Field assistants needed at PRBO’s Palomarin Field Station on the Marin County coast,
      north of San Francisco. We have been studying songbirds at the Palomarin Field Station since 1965, with special focus on the breeding ecology of Wrentits, Song
      Sparrows, and White-crowned Sparrows. Fieldwork includes some combination of mist-netting, banding nestlings, nest searching, habitat assessment, territory
      mapping, and conducting point counts surveys in coastal scrub and riparian habitats. All positions include data entry. Experience with bird identification, mist
      netting, and/or nest finding is recommended but not required. The most important qualifications are self-motivation and the desire to spend long hours in the
      field. Participants must be able to work independently as well as in groups. Some exposure to poison oak is unavoidable. A functioning pair of binoculars is
      required. Some of our positions require the use of a personal vehicle, current proof of insurance, and a driver’s license. Any use of personal vehicles will be
      reimbursed at the federal mileage rate (currently 33 cents/mi.). Assistants are needed from early/mid March through July. On-site housing is provided plus $500
      to $1200/mo. stipend, depending on project. Online applications preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing
      previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three
      references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to THOMAS GARDALI, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970 (415-868-0655 ext.
      381; fax 415-868-9363; tgardali@...).


      INTERMOUNTAIN WEST FIELD RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Field assistants needed at locations throughout the northern intermountain West with
      PRBO’s sagebrush-steppe program. Numerous opportunities are available with ongoing projects in Oregon, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Duties vary by location
      and within projects, but generally include either nest monitoring and territory mapping or conducting point count surveys across a variety of habitats. Our
      research focuses on the distribution, abundance, and reproductive success of songbirds in relation to habitat structure. Focal species include Sage Sparrow, Sage
      Thrasher and Brewer’s Sparrow. We are particularly interested in fire ecology and extractive uses of public lands (livestock grazing, oil and gas development).
      All positions entail some habitat assessment, data entry, and many hours observing birds in sagebrush habitats. Experience with bird identification, field
      surveys, mist netting, and/or nest finding is helpful but not necessarily required. The most important qualifications are the ability to function both
      independently and as part of a team and the desire to spend long hours in the field. Applicants should own their own binoculars. Assistants are needed from mid
      April/early May through mid-July. Housing is provided at or near all sites. Some positions require the use of a personal vehicle, and use is reimbursed at $0.33
      per mile. Please specify if you have a vehicle (4WD a plus) you would be willing to use. A stipend of $900 - $1200 per month is available. Visit
      www.prbo.org/shrubsteppe/ssteppe.htm for a more specific project description. Online applications preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a
      letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact
      information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to AARON HOLMES, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
      (415-868-0655; fax 415-868-9363; aholmes@...).

      NORTHERN SIERRA FOREST SONGBIRD COMMUNITIIES STUDY WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Positions available for PRBO's Northern Sierra Forest Songbird Communities
      Study. Duties vary by position, and may include mist netting, nest searching and monitoring, territory mapping, vegetation assessments, and point counts. Our
      research focuses on assessing the affects of different forest management practices on the local songbird communities. Our results are used to make recommendations
      to enhance bird populations through adaptive management. All positions entail some habitat assessment, data entry, and many hours observing birds. Positions begin
      May 1 and end mid- August. Experience with bird identification, mist netting, and/or nest searching is helpful but not necessarily required for various positions.
      Point count applicants must be able to identify western birds by sight, song and call. Stipends range from $800 - $1,600.00/month depending on applicant experience
      and position. For all positions, the most important qualifications are self-motivation and the ability to spend long hours in the field observing birds. Housing
      provided. Online applications preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research,
      specific dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references (Please note if applying to other
      positions within PRBO) to RYAN BURNETT, PRBO 4990 Shoreline Hwy. Stinson Beach, CA 94970 (415-868-0655 ext. 375, fax 415-868-9363, rburnett@...).

      CLEAR CREEK RIPARIAN RESTORATION SONGBIRD MONITORING WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Positions available for PRBO's Clear Creek Songbird Monitoring project along
      the eastern flank of the coast range in northern California. Duties include nest searching, mist-netting, spot mapping, vegetation assessment, and point counts.
      Our research focuses on assessing the affects of a riparian restoration project implemented primarily to restore threatened and endangered salmonid populations.
      Our results are used to assess the effectiveness of different restoration actions in an effort to restore high quality riparian songbird habitat. Positions begin
      April 15 and end July 31. Experience with bird identification, mist netting, and/or nest searching is helpful but not necessary. The most important qualifications
      are self-motivation and the ability to spend long hours in the field observing birds. Housing and a $1000/mo stipend provided. Online applications preferred
      http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability and
      whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to RYAN
      BURNETT, PRBO 4990 Shoreline Hwy. Stinson Beach, CA 94970 (phone 415-868-0655 ext. 375, fax 415-868-9363, rburnett@...).

      EASTERN SIERRA FIELD RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Positions available for PRBO’s Eastern Sierra Riparian Songbird Conservation Project
      located at Mono Lake or Bishop, CA. Duties vary by position, and may include mist netting, nest searching and monitoring, territory mapping, vegetation
      assessments, point counts, and education/outreach. Our research focuses on the relationship of riparian songbird abundance, richness, diversity, and productivity
      to regional habitat and landscape characteristics, targeting but not limiting examination to, riparian focal species. Data is used to determine the effects of
      current management practices and restoration efforts on riparian breeding songbirds in the region, and to make recommendations to enhance bird populations through
      adaptive management. All positions entail some habitat assessment, data entry, and many hours observing birds. Positions begin early May and end mid- August.
      Applicants with experience or interest in bird and plant identification preferred. Point count applicants must be able to identify western birds by sight, song
      and call. Reimbursements for services vary from $800 to $1000 a month depending on length of volunteer position. Vehicle preferred, mileage also reimbursed.
      Housing included. Visit http://www.monobasinresearch.org/onlinereports/esrscp.htm for a more specific project description and online reports. Online applications
      preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability
      and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to SACHA
      HEATH, PRBO Conservation Science, PO BOX 15, Lee Vining, CA 93541; (phone and fax 760-647-6109; sacha@...).

      CENTRAL VALLEY FIELD RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Numerous positions are available for several songbird monitoring projects that focus on
      restoration and riparian habitats along the Cosumnes, Mokelumne and San Joaquin Rivers. Project dates: mid-March through mid-August 2002. Primary duties include
      nest-monitoring, mist-netting, point counts, spot-mapping, behavioral observations, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Positions available: Intern (5-6
      positions): experience with bird identification, mist netting, point counts and/or nest finding is recommended but not required. Field crew supervisor (3
      positions): responsible for supervising all aspects of daily fieldwork including mist-netting, point counts, nest searching and data entry. Stipends ranges from
      $800-$1600/month depending on position and experience. For all positions, the most important qualifications are self-motivation and the ability to spend long
      hours in the field observing birds under sometimes harsh conditions. Housing is provided and most positions require a vehicle, mileage reimbursed. Online
      applications preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of
      availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references (please note if applying to other positions within PRBO)
      to JULIAN WOOD, PRBO, 1127 Spring St., Arcata, CA 95521 (707-825-7286, fax 415-868-9363; jwood@...).

      SACRAMENTO VALLEY FIELD RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. PRBO’s Sacramento River Project seeks interns to 1) nest search 2) mist-net/band
      passerines, and 3) conduct point count surveys on riparian restoration and forest sites. All positions require vegetation sampling and data entry, in addition to
      work with birds. This is a long-term project in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate status of riparian birds
      along California’s largest river system. These positions offer excellent field experience and exposure to riparian conservation topics. Climate is hot and work
      days long, but there are plenty of recreational opportunities in the surrounding region. Stipend for nest searchers and banders $500-800/month, depending upon
      experience. Stipend for point counters $1200-1500, requires excellent songbird identification skills, by sight and sound. Housing provided. Vehicle required,
      mileage reimbursed. Project dates mid-April through mid-August. Online applications preferred http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of
      interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact
      information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to STACY SMALL C/O THOMAS GARDALI, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Hwy. Stinson
      Beach, CA 94970; slse4e@....

      TIDAL MARSH FIELD RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Positions available for PRBO’s Tidal Marsh Project located in San Francisco Bay region
      tidal marshes. The project includes study of the distribution and demography of tidal marsh Song Sparrows, Salt Marsh Yellowthroat, California Black Rail, and
      California Clapper Rail. Project dates: 1 March to 31 July 2003. Nest monitoring intern (4 positions): Primary duties include nest searching and monitoring,
      banding nestlings, mist-netting, vegetation surveys, GPS work, data entry and management including GIS. Qualifications: experience with bird identification, mist
      netting, point counts and/or nest finding is recommended but not required. Stipend $600 per month plus housing.
      Survey intern (1 position): Primary duties: point counts, rail surveys, vegetation surveys,
      GPS work, data entry and management including GIS; also mist-netting and nest searching depending on experience. Qualifications: demonstrated experience
      identifying birds by sight and sound, and strong self-initiative are required; at least one year’s experience conducting point count surveys is preferred. Stipend
      $800 per month plus housing. For all internships: a four-year degree in biological science, ecology, wildlife or related field is preferred. The most important
      qualifications are self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to spend long hours in the field under often wet and muddy conditions. Participants must be able
      to work independently as well as part of a team and live successfully in a group environment. The use of a personal vehicle, current proof of insurance, and a
      valid driver's license are required. Any use of personal vehicles will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate. Online applications preferred
      http://www.wrentit.org/interns/ or email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, specific dates of availability and
      whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to HILDIE
      SPAUTZ, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach, CA 94970; 510/525-7850; fax: 415/868-1946; email: hspautz@...


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      Thomas Gardali
      PRBO Conservation Science
      4990 Shoreline Highway
      Stinson Beach, CA 94970
      415.868.0655 x381
      tgardali@...
      www.prbo.org
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