House Wren Internship Program

Posted 02-03-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline May to August 2019
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At the Beaverhill Bird Observatory we run an extensive nest box program, where cavity nesting birds nest in manmade nest boxes. In the mid 1980s, Mike Quinn studied the House Wrens in the Beaverhill Natural Area and their breeding biology in these manmade boxes. We are looking for an intern to help us re-establish the House Wren nest box grid with the possibility of conducting the same survey 30 years later. This project involves setting up nest boxes, maintaining them and monitoring them periodically to study the development of the young. This opportunity will enable the intern to gain field experience, wildlife handling experience, research experience and report writing experience. This project will run from May 2019 to August 2019. 

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences Technology

Some specialized skills required:

  • Walking longer distances and coping with mosquitoes
  • Provide your own travel to Beaverhill Bird Observatory, near Tofield

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Help us re-establish the House Wren nest box grid with the possibility of conducting the same survey 30 years later
  • Final report summarizing the data