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5 de julio de 2006

VOLUNTEER FIELD WORKERS needed for the upcomingbreeding season ofcritically endangered Blue-throated Macaw (Araglaucogularis) in theLlanos de Moxos, Bolivia. The World Parrot Trust hasbeen conductingconservation efforts for this species since 2002 aimedat increasingbreeding success. Duties include conducting nestsearches, guardingactive nests from nest predators and performingperiodic health checksof nestlings. Field workers will be required to accessnest cavitiesusing single rope climbing methods and endureprimitive fieldconditions. The Llanos de Moxos is a mosaic of nativegrasslands,forestislands and cerrado habitats comparable to thePantanal in the richwildlife it possesses. Giant anteaters, Jabiru storksand brown caimanare seen regularly. Applicants with previous fieldexperience withbirdsand decent Spanish skills will be given preference.Field workers mustbe prepared to commit to the project for a minimum ofthree monthseither from Aug-Oct 2006 or Nov 2006 to Jan2007.Volunteers will beresponsible for covering travel costs to Trinidad,Beni, Bolivia. Roomand board will be provided. Please send a currentresume with 2references in electronic form to: kyle ATworldparrottrust.org andspecify which study period you are applying to.Individuals interestedin applying to this position are strongly advised tocheck the cost offlights from their native country to Bolivia prior toapplying to theposition.

LEAD RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVER(S) (1-2 positions)needed to conductdaily, standardized migration counts in Washington andArizona.Projectswill run between 26 Aug and 31 Oct 2006. Applicantsmust have goodeyesight, be in good physical condition, be able toendure long hoursinthe field and variable weather, have demonstratedbirding andraptor-in-flight I.D. skills, and must be able to workwell in a teamenvironment. Weather permitting; all observers willwork six days perweek in teams of 2 or 3, supplemented when possible byothercrewmembersand qualified volunteers. Project site is ahigh-elevation remote area,experience highly variable weather, and requirecamping on site. Allcrewmembers must supply their own camping gear;otherwise, basichousingwill be provided. Observers will work as volunteersreceiving anon-taxable daily per diem of $32-35/day($960-1100/month), a $150site-access travel stipend, and reimbursement forother work relatedtravel. Send cover letter, detailed resume, 3 currentreferences withphone numbers or e-mail addresses, and dates ofavailability preferablyby email (EM: mneal AT hawkwatch.org) or by regularmail to MIKE NEAL,HawkWatch International, Inc., 1800 S. West Temple,Suite 226, SaltLakeCity, UT 84115. Visit http://www.hawkwatch.org forproject descriptionsand past technical reports. Positions are open untilfilled.

LEAD RAPTOR MIGRATION BANDER/TELEMETRY EXPERT (1-2positions) neededforfall projects in Wyoming. Projects will run from late26 Aug through 31Oct 2006. Applicants must have experience with theapplication ofbackpack telemetry units on larger avian species.Applicants must haveexperience with bird capture, handling, and bandingtechniques,preferably involving raptors. Experience with trappingraptors at amigration banding stations a plus. Applicants must bein good physicalcondition, be able to endure long hours in the fieldand variableweather, and must be able to work well in a teamenvironment. Weatherpermitting; all banders will work six days per week inteams of 2 to 5,supplemented when possible by other crewmembers andqualifiedvolunteers. All projects are in high-elevation remoteareas, experiencehighly variable weather, and require camping on site.All crewmembersmust supply their own camping gear. Banders will workas volunteersreceiving a non-taxable daily per diem of $38-40/day($1150-1200/month;possibly higher for those with relevant telemetryexperience), a $150site-access travel stipend, and reimbursement forother work-relatedtravel. Send cover letter, detailed resume, 3 currentreferences withphone numbers or e-mail addresses, and dates ofavailability preferablyby email (EM: mneal AT hawkwatch.org) or by regularmail to MIKE NEAL,HawkWatch International, Inc., 1800 S. West Temple,Suite 226, SaltLakeCity, UT 84115. Visit http://www.hawkwatch.org forproject descriptionsand past technical reports. Positions are open untilfilled.

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