I know most past field trip/ bird walk leaders are on this list and maybe some 
potential new ones so I'm sending this here so I don't miss anyone if I try to 
send individual emails.

Here is the news bird walk guides/leaders have been waiting for:

----Lee Ann


Lee Ann van Leer
Bird Academy Project Assistant
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
(607) 254-8312

>From Lisa Kopp:

Hi all,

Below and attached is a position description for a number of spring walk 
leaders we are looking to hire. Please feel free to post and share with your 


Spring Birding Trip Leader

The Lab of Ornithology seeks a number of skilled birders to lead a series of 
spring birding trips around the Finger Lakes region. These field trips will be 
built around new content created by the Lab of Ornithology and offered in a 
Bird Academy online course designed to give new and beginner birders the 
skills, tools, and confidence to begin bird watching on their own.

In addition to finding birds, walk leaders will be responsible for helping 
participants learn the skills and resources needed to be able to continue their 
bird watching journey individually. Examples of the content covered on walks 

  *   How to use binoculars and field guides
  *   Understanding bird families and diversity
  *   Recognizing habitats that birds depend on
  *   Getting to know local birds using eBird and Merlin
  *   Observing bird behavior
  *   Bird ID strategies including size, pattern and shape
  *   Tracking and sharing your bird sightings - and how that data can help 

Required Qualifications:

  *   Advanced birder able to easily identify birds, behaviors, and calls of 
the Northeast
  *   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  *   Comfortable using technology and learning new technologies
  *   Willing and able to teach/facilitate using inquiry-based learning methods

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Existing understanding of Lab products including Merlin, eBird, Macaulay 
Library, and other citizen science projects
  *   Prior experience leading informal education programs and/or bird walks

Walks will be held on Saturdays from 7 am - 12 pm starting April 4 and running 
through May 9 at local destinations such as Stewart Park, Myers Point, Dryden 
Lake, and others. Walk leader training sessions, covering the associated 
curriculum and resources, will be paid time and will take place in February.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Lisa Kopp 


6-10 positions available


Cayugabirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:


Attachment: Spring Birding Trip Leader.pdf
Description: Spring Birding Trip Leader.pdf

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