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Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Field Technicians – Atlantic Region

Bird Studies Canada is looking for 1-2 motivated and experienced individuals to conduct surveys for the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, for up to 3 months, beginning May 15, 2019.   Birding and camping skills required!  Primary responsibilities will include: morning and evening surveys for freshwater, coastal, and forested wetland bird species, using standardized point count protocols; deploying automated recording devices (songmeters); ground-truthing survey sites and collecting additional habitat data.   Field conditions will be rugged and physically demanding, and work hours in the field can include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.  Travel and rustic accommodations (camping, field stations) are provided.  Some data entry will be required.


Essential Qualifications

  • Ability to identify eastern birds by both sight and sound and their habitats
  • Solid understanding of bird survey techniques
  • Experience conducting point counts
  • Navigation and orienteering experience using map, GPS and compass
  • Able to work independently and with little supervision
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Comfortable working early morning hours and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license
  • First Aid (successful candidates must obtain first aid certification prior to start date)
  • Available to begin work by May 15, 2019



  • Canoeing and/or kayaking experience (successful candidates must obtain at least a pleasure craft operating license prior to start date)
  • Experience camping and working in remote locations
  • Experience deploying automated recording devices
  • Knowledge of Maritime wetland conservation issues and habitats



$2,600 – $2,800/month based on experience, plus food, accommodation (tent camping) and transport while in the field.


Application deadline

February 17, 2019

To apply please send a brief cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, and resume (as one document) to program coordinator Lucas Berrigan at

Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We encourage all candidates with the required qualifications and skills to apply to the position(s).  However, note that some preference may be given to those who meet Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria.

Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered further.

While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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