Wanted: Shorebird Coordinator

Position Announcement: Shorebird Coordinator for Goose Rocks Beach

Piping Plover and chickThe shorebird coordinator will recruit and manage local volunteers who monitor birds on the beach and educate visitors. The coordinator will work with the Town, Maine Audubon, Maine Dept Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and federal agencies to help ensure the success of beach-nesting birds on Goose Rocks Beach. An ideal candidate would be a local person, who can help motivate and create a larger community of shorebird lovers. Dates of employment will be approximately April to September.


  • Be familiar with the area and knowledgeable about shorebirds (basic knowledge OK if willing to learn)
  • Be able to walk the 2 miles of Goose Rocks Beach
  • Enjoy talking with people and be able to educate the public about Piping Plovers and other resident birds
  • Be able to work some weekend and occasional odd (morning, evening hours)
  • Have attention to detail and able to record and share data
  • Be able to recruit and supervise volunteers
  • Living within 20 minutes of Goose Rocks Beach preferred

To Apply

Send resume with cover letter to Annica McQuirk

Download Shorebird Coordinator position description

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