Wanna do a Hawk Watch?
- The Florida Keys Hawk Watch is looking for observers for this fall's
count. This would be a great way to work on your Monroe County
list! Counters at this site have seen Fork-tailed Flycatcher,
Cassin's Kingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Zone-tailed Hawk in
the last few years. A few years back they set the single day world
record for Peregrine Falcons (about 425 as I remember). The housing
is extremely nice (2-story stilt house on the water, oceanside, with
a pool!) and just a short walk from The Wreck & Galley Grill.
Contact Casey Lott (not me) if you are interested.
Key Largo, FL
Here is the job announcement.
RAPTOR OBSERVERS (2) needed to help conduct a long-term, daily,
raptor migration count in the Florida Keys from September 15-
November 7, 2008. ~2,000 Peregrine Falcons and more than 15,000
raptors of 16 different species are observed at this site annually.
Applicants must provide their own high-quality, binoculars (8-10
power), have excellent eyesight, and be prepared for long hours in
the field. Previous experience with the in-flight identification of
migrating raptors is useful. 2 observers will work at the site
daily. Applicants will be recruited as volunteers that receive a per
diem of $35 ($1050-1,085/month). Comfortable shared housing will be
provided on Grassy Key, near Marathon, FL. is provided. A small
reimbursement ($150) will be available for travel to the site. A
vehicle is recommended for this position. Work-related gas for travel
in the Keys will be paid for by the project. Weather is hot and humid
and hurricanes are possible throughout the season. Please send a
detailed cover letter or resume AND 2-3 references with CURRENT phone
numbers or e-mail addresses to Casey Lott, Florida Keys Raptor
Migration Project, HawkWatch International, at clott@....
Positions are open until filled.