Great Basin Bird Observatory (GBBO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in the Great Basin and the northern Mojave Desert. This mission shall be accomplished through partnerships, public education, and applied research.
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- It's already time to think about spring field jobs!
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS and CREW LEADERS (8-12) needed to conduct landbird surveys on the lower Colorado River for Great Basin Bird Observatory. The field season will begin mid-March and run through mid-June, 2014. Are you interested in adventure, amazing birds, and exploring the desert? Are you excited about hot temperatures, dense riparian vegetation, wet feet, and amazing desert wildlife? If you are answering yes, this may be your ticket to a long and early summer in the Southwest. Duties will include area searches of all birds (up to 200 species of resident and migrant birds), avian territory mapping, and data entry in Microsoft Access and ArcGIS. Applicants /must/ have at least 1 field season of experience surveying passerines by sight and sound (preferably southwestern birds), the ability to hike in hot and strenuous conditions, good communication skills, and a willingness to live and work with a large field crew. Applicants /must/ be available from 10 March (required start date March 23 at the latest) through 15 June, 2014. Couples with experience are encouraged to apply. Surveyors will be hired as seasonal temporary GBBO employees and paid $1800-$2200/month depending on experience. Field vehicles and housing (combination of field house/apartment and some camping) will be provided. Please send a brief cover letter (highlighting bird survey experience and the date you could begin work) and resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to AMY LEIST (email leist AT gbbo.org <http://leistatgbbo.org/>) by Dec. 31, 2013.
- Birdsong Learning available to the public!
Did you always want to work on your birding skills, but never got around to learning songs? Due to its popularity, GBBO has decided to make our Nevada birdsong learning program widely available. Go to the Birdsong Learning Center page, click on the icon on the "Main Program" icon, and type in the password /grebe/ to enjoy the full learning experience.