I’ve had an interesting opportunity to apply to a job I would really like. Unfortunately I am not very qualified. It is a Wildlife Biologist position studying 4 target species of birds within a year long program. I do not have anything close to a biology degree, aside from being an outdoors person and having a passion for wildlife.
The position obviously gives preference to those with degrees, but they haven’t made it mandatory since it is a temp position. However, They also give preference to those who can identify all species of birds in the state.
As it turns out there is 445 species in my great state. The job closes in 11 days. 445 species to memorize is 11 days? Challenge accepted.
Now, I probably wont apply for the job, but I may take up the challenge at any rate. Memorizing all of their commonplace names will be pretty easy, But I need to also be able to identify them by sight and sound. Very interesting…