From mid-May through June (breeding season surveys) and November through February (winter waterfowl surveys), use your birding skills. Intermediate to expert skills at identifying birds by sight and sound are required. Adopt one of 10 natural areas for monitoring of waterfowl and breeding bird species.
Apply to be an avian monitor
From late January through April, wade the wintry waters in natural areas for frog and salamander egg masses. Expect to conduct at least four separate surveys, totaling approximately 15 to 25 hours within these months. You’ll receive training in amphibian identification, survey techniques and field methodologies. Information for the 2015 monitoring season will be available in January 2015.
Volunteer January through June approximately 10 hours per week to support amphibian and avian monitoring. You’ll be a liaison between Metro staff and other volunteer monitors, conduct site visits, monitor populations as needed, and collect and process information from volunteers. Inquire with Katy Weil.
Data entry assistant
Input and manage the data collected by monitors in this year-round position. Inquire with Katy Weil.