Bird Survey Assistant
Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Assist the refuge biologist with various bird surveys throughout the year including but not limited to: turkey surveys (April), Eagle Watch (March-July), Sandhill Crane census and counts (April & October), Christmas Bird Count (December) as well as potentially assisting with seasonal waterfowl surveys and counts.
Qualifications & Time Commitment: Must complete a volunteer orientation with the volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and able to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Basic knowledge of the species you will be surveying. Ability to sit and observe for long periods of time. Record and report data accurately. Volunteers should be prepared by wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and dress for outdoor work. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Volunteers coordinate with biology staff to assist with various bird surveys throughout the year. Time commitment is typically a one-time survey for a few hours or a prolonged survey over a few months which requires monitoring for a few hours per week.
Job Hazards: Potential hazards for this role include outdoor hazards such as scratches from plants (may include thorns and nettles), rash from poison ivy, insect bites/stings, or sunburn. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, blisters or foot problems could occur from walking, strain from bending and lifting, strain from sitting for prolonged periods, exposure to the elements, cuts/abrasions to hands and arms, or injury from incidental encounters with wildlife.
Address: 17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Work:(763) 389-3323
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