Avian Point Count Technician: Montana
AVIAN FIELD TECHNICIANS (approx. 8-10) are needed for a large-scale study of breeding landbirds across Montana. The field effort is in support of the multi-state Integrated Monitoring Bird Conservation Region (IMBCR) program. (For more info see IMBCR Program). Field technicians are needed to start approximately May 9 or 16 and work through ~July 10-16 (Start and end dates may shift, depending on project and location). Work duties consist of using the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) protocol to conduct daily statewide standardized avian point-count surveys, vegetation (bird habitat) evaluation, and field data entry. Technicians will identify 150+ bird species while working across a potential wide variety of habitats including grassland, sagebrush steppe, riparian, pinyon-juniper, montane coniferous forest, and alpine. Technicians are typically stationed in different regions of the state dependent on their experience and interest.