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Ringer required

Had to pass on details of this position – i spent Spring 2008 as the bander-in charge at Innis Point Bird Observatory and enjoyed every minute. The birds are great, both for watching and ringing and the BO directors and volunteers are a  great bunch of people.

VOLUNTEER BANDING ASSISTANT–Innis Point Bird Observatory, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – The Observatory is located on the south side of the Ottawa River about 15 km west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has been in operation since 1982, with a Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP) since 1997. Duties of the assistant will include helping the Bander-In-Charge with carrying out the daily field protocol (banding + recording), data entry, light maintenance around the building/netting area. We can offer accommodations in the form of spartan accommodations on site at no charge. The site is located on DND property and the facilities include two buildings, equipped with basic living amenities; although there is no running water and no telephone, there is electricity, heat, internet access and an outhouse toilet. Food is your own responsibility, although we may offer a small allowance. A car would be helpful since the station is located on the DND property. Positions are for at least 2 weeks, and the spring program runs from 24 Apr to 7 Jun. Interested candidates are invited to apply, with CV, to CELIA BODNAR (Phone: +1 613-836-7907;  Email : bodnarmATmagma.ca)

American Pipit the first one ever caught at Innis in the Spring

American Pipit the first one ever caught at Innis in the Spring

Pine Warbler, a new bird for me

Pine Warbler, a new bird for me

View from the accommodation (coyote not guaranteed!)

View from the accommodation (coyote not guaranteed!)

The accommodation is indeed spartan and doubles as the ringing room but is certainly more luxurious than camping - i for one had NO complaints!

The accommodation is indeed spartan and doubles as the ringing room but is certainly more luxurious than camping - i for one had NO complaints!

Sunrise over the river taken from round the back of the accommodation

Sunrise over the river taken from round the back of the accommodation

Find out more about the observatory at their website: Innis Point Bird Observatory

Latest newsletters:-

Summer 2009

Summer 2008

Spring 2008

Ah! Happy memories. If i wasn’t heading off to Greece next week i’d be sorely tempted…

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