Avian specialist Biologist

Buffalo, NY
Nov 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Job Level
Entry level
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking one or more temporary (on-call) Avian Specialists/Biologists (reporting to Buffalo, NY office) to work on avian surveys in western and central New York and possibly elsewhere.  This position will be responsible for performing raptor/eagle and breeding bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification. Our successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and be able to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Conduct avian surveys in western NY, central NY, and possibly elsewhere
  • Conduct raptor/eagle, breeding bird surveys, and possibly other bird surveys
  • Compiling and processing data
  • Provide support, if necessary, for wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline preferred but not required
  • Six months to three years of field experience conducting avian surveys and recording point count and/or transect data
  • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with regional avian populations and survey protocol
  • Other field skills such as wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations an asset, but not required
  • Ability to walk for several miles and work in extreme temperatures and rough terrain in remote locations
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with iPAD and/or Trimble hand-held GPS units preferred
  • Preference for individuals with CPR/First Aid Training
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to project sites

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.