The Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) is calling for a new Endangered Avian Research Project Coordinator to be responsible for research and management projects for the conservation and recovery of seabirds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, including Newell’s Shearwater Puffinus newelli (Critically Endangered), Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis (Endangered) and Band-rumped Storm Petrel Hydrobates castro (Least Concern).
The coordinator will implement and design seabird research to:
“1) identify nesting distribution across Kauai; 2) monitor breeding success and relative abundance at select colony sites on Kauai; 3) determine population demography and long-term population trends in Hawai‘i, and 4) investigate terrestrial and marine factors limiting endangered [= threatened] seabird populations in Hawai‘i.”
Primary physical qualifications for the position include ability to conduct fieldwork in rough terrain and thick vegetation, hike up to four miles (6.4 km) on rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, camp in remote areas for up to a week at a time, backpack and lift and carry 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg), and be able to swim and get in and out of boats.
Deadline for applications is 13 January 2021. The KESRP is a Hawaiian Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) project, administered through the Pacific Studies Co-operative Unit of the University of Hawaiʻi.
Read more on the position and how to apply here.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 December 2021