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The Manomet Center is seeking passionate and talented candidates for several new positions! Click through the links below for detailed job descriptions. 

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In his new blog post, Manomet shorebird researcher Ian Davies discusses the mammal species that he and his fellow researchers frequently come across at the Canning River, Alaska, shorebird research camp and how they impact shorebird nesting success. To read the full post and to view some of Ian's incredible wildlife photography, visit http://bit.ly/1qKyjH9. 
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“Through Manomet’s landbird banding data, we have detected an earlier arrival (by 0.78 days per decade) in all spring migrants since 1970, a trend which correlates closely with measures of climate change.”

Read more about long-term trends observed in Manomet’s landbird banding data, as well as trends observed and species caught this season, in the spring 2014 banding season summary report: http://bit.ly/1mQtHQo.
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Are you passionate about conservation and sustainability? The Manomet Center is now seeking candidates for several new positions. Visit our job opportunities page for more information: http://bit.ly/1gjJ94y. 
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Manomet's Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network researchers on Canada's Coats Island have their first geolocator in hand! Learn how our team used a smartphone to catch their first geotagged Semipalmated Sandpiper in their most recent blog post: bit.ly/1mfypH7. 
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Our spring landbird banding season came to a close last Friday, and we would like to thank our dedicated banders Mattie, Sasha, Lauren, and Grace for an amazing season! 

This spring, our banders handled 1,966 birds of 72 different species (and one hybrid), including 1,180 new birds and 786 recaptures. The banders also educated close to 300 visitors about bird migration, the banding process, and how certain species are responding to climate change. Learn more about the landbird banding program at http://bit.ly/1gAfYFJ.
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Last week, American Oystercatcher Recovery Campaign Coordinator Shiloh Schulte and WHSRN Conservation Specialist Meredith Gutowski Morehouse banded three oystercatcher chicks in Winthrop, MA. 

The birds were the chicks of an oystercatcher with the bands "Yellow 25" that Shiloh banded as a fledgling in 2004 in Chatham, MA. Yellow 25 and the Winthrop oystercatchers are a great example of the kind of knowledge scientists can gain from a large banding and resighting effort. Read about Yellow 25's story at http://bit.ly/1r8G23S. 
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Data that Manomet scientists recovered from a Semipalmated Sandpiper on sub-Arctic Coats Island in June revealed that the bird flew a total distance of over 10,000 miles in the past year, including a remarkable six day, 3,300-mile nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Read more at http://bit.ly/1nokeeS. 
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The Coats Island, Canada, shorebird research team has caught a second geotagged Semipalmated Sandpiper! Read about the new capture and the varied wildlife our scientists have been seeing in their study area (like this beautiful male King Eider photographed by Shiloh Schulte) in their recent blog post: http://shorebirdscience.org/coats-2014-04/. 
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In early June, volunteers planted 1,800 trees to restore a retired sand pit in Harrison, Maine, called Moon Valley. 

Manomet’s Clear Water Carbon Fund partnered with the Western Foothills Land Trust, Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, and the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership on the 14-acre project. The goal of the collaborative effort was to create wetlands, establish native vegetation, improve wildlife habitat, and protect the water quality of the Crooked River. Read more at http://bit.ly/1lmYLGV.
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Manomet’s landbird banders handled a total of 1,966 birds of 72 different species throughout the course of the spring banding season, during which they saw higher than average numbers of birds and species diversity. Unusual catches included the first Summer Tanager that Manomet has caught since 1994, the second and third Orange-crowned Warblers that Manomet has caught since 1970, and Manomet’s first ever White-throated Sparrow and Slate-colored Junco hybrid. Read more at http://bit.ly/1oQHIAB. 
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Photo: Orange-crowned Warbler, Grace Alloy-Relihan
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Are forest carbon offset projects feasible for land trusts and communities?

In a report released this week, Manomet’s Andy Whitman and Julie Beane provide a brief overview of forest carbon offsets, five case studies, and sources of further information to help landowners determine whether forest offsets might be a realistic income source. View the report at http://bit.ly/TQyqXj.
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Photo: © Downeast Lakes Land Trust, assisted by LightHawk.
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Science at Work for a Sustainable World
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The Manomet Center is creating a more sustainable world through science and civil conversation.

We are defined by how we work, not what we work on.

For more than 40 years, Manomet scientists and researchers have collaborated with partners (national, state and local governments, industries and research organizations) to ensure that science is used to make informed decisions. We understand our partners' values and then we help them develop a more sustainable world built around those values.

We have programs that address:
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Shorebird Conservation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Clean Water
  • Clean Energy
  • Migratory Landbird Research and Conservation
  • Climate Science Education
  • Small Business and Grocery Sector Sustainability