Raptor Trapping and Banding Internship Fall 2020
Agency: Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station
Location: Cedar Grove, WI
Closing Date: 7/12/2020
Contact: Rick Hill, email@example.com, (920) 602-5120
Raptor Trapping and Banding Internship Hands-on, full-time internship that will help you learn to identify, trap, and band raptors during the fall migration. We are looking for 2 interns that have some mist net experience and song bird identifications skills but need experience with raptors to further their goals for graduate school and a career in ornithology or the environmental sciences. Our season starts on August 15th and lasts till November 15th. The Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station in Wisconsin has been in operation every fall since 1953. Over the years we have banded more than 45,000 raptors and owls of 24 species. We watch for hawks from dawn to dusk and work active lures to bring them into our net systems. During October and November, mist nets are set up in the evening to trap owls and are checked by the interns throughout the night. Interns will learn mist net raptor removal techniques, trap building and maintenance, raptor handling from eagles to saw whets, passerine identification, and raptor banding techniques. Internships are for the full 90 days and the interns participate in all activities. A strong core of experienced volunteers helps the interns with banding and trapping raptors. The interns live on the site and are responsible for maintaining the station, trapping fields, housekeeping, cooking, and all other aspects of a field station. A stipend of $15 a day will be provided, along with food and housing on the site. Check us out on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/cgorstation. Applications will be taken until June 12th. Covid-19 addendum: Due to the the Covid-19 outbreak we are concerned about spreading this disease to our crew. We ask that any possible interns have their own transportation to the station instead of using mass transit, be tested prior to coming and be aware that local massive spikes in the disease may cause us to cancel the season altogether. As of today, 6/31/2020 we are still planning on banding this fall. Contact: Rick Hill firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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