Vesper Sparrow Crew Leader Job Announcement

Klamath Bird Observatory is seeking to fill a Crew Leader position in our Oregon Vesper Sparrow demography research program. We are contributing to a range-wide study to understand causes of decline in this imperiled subspecies.  Primary duties will be nest-searching and monitoring, color-band resighting, target-netting, and data entry. The Crew Leader will also assist in supervising one Intern. Previous nest-searching experience is required, and well-qualified applicants will also have experience with target-netting and bird banding. Western grass and forb identification skills would also be viewed favorably. Training in specific protocols will be provided. Ability to use your own vehicle (typically on paved or improved dirt roads; 4WD is not necessary), and willingness to camp for the duration of the field season with the other crew member is required.

Pay Rate: $3256/mo.
Duration: ~April 24 – July 28, 2023 (exact dates TBD)
Primary Location: 40 minutes east of Ashland, OR.

Seasonal staff must be willing and able to adhere to health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the duration of hire. Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Volunteer Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID‐19, and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter including your dates of availability and vehicle type, résumé, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell ( We will review applications on a rolling basis, starting at once and continuing until the position is filled.

Full Job Description: 2023 VESP Crew Lead Announcement

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