Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station

Site Description: CGORS is located near the shore of Lake Michigan in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, 43 miles north of Milwaukee. The site is a thirty-three-acre Wisconsin State Natural Area leased to CGORS. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, CGORS is the oldest continuously operating raptor banding station in the country. Since inception in 1950 over 45,000 raptors have been banded at CGORS. Traps at CGORS include bow nets(5), dho-gazas(15) and mist nets(24) for catching diurnal raptors and another 16 mist nets for nighttime owl trapping with audio lure.

Duties: The lead bander will be responsible for continuing our raptor banding operation in its 72nd year. The lead bander’s day (along with crew) runs from dawn to dusk daily from mid-August to at least mid-November plus night shifts for owls during October and November. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to identifying and trapping all raptors, banding, trap and net set-up and maintenance, maintaining accurate observation and banding books, general onsite maintenance and crew training/oversight as needed. The lead bander will be assisted by a crew of experienced volunteers and three sub-permitted banders plus one or two interns.

Compensation: Housing and food are supplied on site. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send resume that includes banding permit details, banding experience, qualifications and contact information for three references to Tom Meyer at cgorstation@outlook.com before March 1, 2021.

More Information: If you would like more information about this job posting contact Tom Meyer at cgorstation@outlook.com. For more information on CGORS go to https://www.facebook.com/cgorstation.

Qualifications: A Master Bander permit for all hawks and owls is preferred but experienced banders will be considered. Applicants must have considerable knowledge of raptor identification including aging and sexing birds. Mist net experience is a must.