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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON COASTAL ISLANDS availableduring fall 2006 (20Aug - 28 Oct 2006) to help the Atlantic BirdObservatory monitormigration. Our research stations are located on twoislands situated insouthern Nova Scotia, Canada. Bon Portage Island is anImportant BirdArea and supports a very large Leach's Storm-Petrelcolony (over 50,000breeding pairs). Seal Island is well known by birdingcommunities asbeing a hotspot for vagrants. Our research primarilyfocuses onassessing migratory stop-over patterns of passerines.However, therearealso raptor, seabird, seaduck, shorebird and waterfowlmovementsdetected. This research involves daily mist-netting,banding andcensus.An intensive training period on mist-netting, handlingtechniques andbanding is included. Depending on experience, therewill also beopportunity to assist with other avian researchstudies occurringon-site (e.g., assessment of migratory orientation andradar/acousticstudies to track migrating birds). Applicants shouldhave a basicknowledge of biology and ornithology, a willingness towork long hourswhile living in remote field camps, and be able towork well withothers. For long-term volunteers (more than one month)food andaccommodations are provided. For short-term volunteers(less than onemonth) there is a $10/day charge for food and housing.To apply send aresume to TRINA FITZGERALD, Atlantic Bird Observatory,AcadiaUniversity, Dept. of Biology, Wolfville, Nova Scotia,Canada B4P 2R6(FX: 902-585-1059, EM: trina.fitzgerald AT
website for more details on the position andapplication requirements:
http://landscape.acadiau.ca/abo/ or contact TrinaFitzgerald for moreinformation.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR to conduct programs within NewMexico featuringlive birds of prey. We offer a wide variety ofage-appropriateprograms,ranging from school presentations (includingyear-long, repeat visitstoclassrooms in rural schools, in which the educator andclassroomteacherwork with students to implement an on-the-groundconservation project)to a range of corporate and adult education programs.Applicants shouldhave a background in biology and/or working withchildren. Dutiesinclude raptor care, public outreach booths,curriculum preparation,publicity, and volunteer coordination. Some weekendsand evenings mayberequired. Some travel will be necessary and applicantsmust have theirown car. This is a permanent, full-time position withbenefits.Startingsalary $23,000. Start date: 1 Aug 2006. Please send acover letter,curriculum vitae, and three references to GAIL GARBER,Hawks Aloft,Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184 (EM: gail AThawksaloft.org).VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed forresearch project onbreeding biology and behavior of communally-nestingSmooth-Billed Anis(Cuckoo family) in dry tropical thorn scrub forest ofSouth-WesternPuerto Rico. Two volunteers needed from 15 Sep 2006 toearly Jan 2007(dates are flexible), minimum commitment is 3 months.GeneralDescription: Successful applicants will primarily",1
acadiau.ca). Please see ourwebsite for more details on the position andapplication requirements:http://landscape.acadiau.ca/abo/ or contact TrinaFitzgerald for moreinformation.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR to conduct programs within NewMexico featuringlive birds of prey. We offer a wide variety ofage-appropriateprograms,ranging from school presentations (includingyear-long, repeat visitstoclassrooms in rural schools, in which the educator andclassroomteacherwork with students to implement an on-the-groundconservation project)to a range of corporate and adult education programs.Applicants shouldhave a background in biology and/or working withchildren. Dutiesinclude raptor care, public outreach booths,curriculum preparation,publicity, and volunteer coordination. Some weekendsand evenings mayberequired. Some travel will be necessary and applicantsmust have theirown car. This is a permanent, full-time position withbenefits.Startingsalary $23,000. Start date: 1 Aug 2006. Please send acover letter,curriculum vitae, and three references to GAIL GARBER,Hawks Aloft,Inc., PO Box 10028, Albuquerque, NM 87184 (EM: gail AThawksaloft.org).

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed forresearch project onbreeding biology and behavior of communally-nestingSmooth-Billed Anis(Cuckoo family) in dry tropical thorn scrub forest ofSouth-WesternPuerto Rico. Two volunteers needed from 15 Sep 2006 toearly Jan 2007(dates are flexible), minimum commitment is 3 months.GeneralDescription: Successful applicants will primarily
mist-netting, trapping, marking and conductingbehavioral observations(using radio-telemetry, telescope or binoculars).Qualifications: Mostimportantly must be interested, self-motivated,independent, andwillingto work seven days a week, early mornings and longhours in hot (butdry) and sunny field conditions. We will fit time offaccording tointerest/data timing. Other assets include being ableto distinguishcolored leg bands at a distance in the field andability to learn newskills quickly (use of radio-telemetry equipment, GPS,and mist-nets).Prior experience with birds preferred but notrequired. Assistants mustfund their own travel to and from Mayaguez PuertoRico, however travelwithin Puerto Rico to the field sites, food andlodging are provided.Email (preferred) or write to: Dr. JAMES S. QUINN,McMaster University,Department of Biology, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1;(EM: quinn ATmcmaster.ca). Please include a summary of yourbackground, your reasonsfor applying for this position and the names and emailaddresses of upto 3 references (if possible) who can fairly evaluateyourqualifications. Applicants must be highly motivatedand in goodphysicalcondition. This is an excellent opportunity for recentundergraduatesconsidering graduate school or anyone interested inbuilding skills inavian behavioral research.FIELD RESEARCH INTERNS (4) needed to start in late Augor early Sep for3-4 months of work on the Palila Restoration Projecton the Big Islandof Hawaii. Research efforts will focus on the Palila(Loxioidesbailleui), an endangered finch-billed honeycreeperlocated on the upperslopes of Mauna Kea. Twenty-eight Palila were",assist withmist-netting, trapping, marking and conductingbehavioral observations(using radio-telemetry, telescope or binoculars).Qualifications: Mostimportantly must be interested, self-motivated,independent, andwillingto work seven days a week, early mornings and longhours in hot (butdry) and sunny field conditions. We will fit time offaccording tointerest/data timing. Other assets include being ableto distinguishcolored leg bands at a distance in the field andability to learn newskills quickly (use of radio-telemetry equipment, GPS,and mist-nets).Prior experience with birds preferred but notrequired. Assistants mustfund their own travel to and from Mayaguez PuertoRico, however travelwithin Puerto Rico to the field sites, food andlodging are provided.Email (preferred) or write to: Dr. JAMES S. QUINN,McMaster University,Department of Biology, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1;(EM: quinn ATmcmaster.ca). Please include a summary of yourbackground, your reasonsfor applying for this position and the names and emailaddresses of upto 3 references (if possible) who can fairly evaluateyourqualifications. Applicants must be highly motivatedand in goodphysicalcondition. This is an excellent opportunity for recentundergraduatesconsidering graduate school or anyone interested inbuilding skills inavian behavioral research.

FIELD RESEARCH INTERNS (4) needed to start in late Augor early Sep for3-4 months of work on the Palila Restoration Projecton the Big Islandof Hawaii. Research efforts will focus on the Palila(Loxioidesbailleui), an endangered finch-billed honeycreeperlocated on the upperslopes of Mauna Kea. Twenty-eight Palila were
westslope to Mauna Kea to the north slope in Spring 2006with the goal ofestablishing a second population. The focus of thisinternship will beto monitor the new population through resightingbanded Palila, andmist-netting and tracking birds with radio telemetryequipment. Internswill also assist with predator trapping efforts andvegetation surveys.Field work involves strenuous hiking over steep,uneven terrain (lava),long field days in intense UV, and camping at remotelocations at highelevation (7,000 to 9,000 feet) in dry, dusty,conditions. The fieldsites are a difficult 1-2 hr drive over a 4WD road,and require livingin primitive camps. Desired Qualifications: previousornithologicalfield experience, excellent observational skills,experience inidentifying birds by sight and sound, capability ofperforming physicaltasks including hiking across difficult terrain andcarrying heavypacks, and a background in wildlife biology or relatedfield.Applicantsshould be self-motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy workingwith others inclose quarters, and have a good sense of humor.Benefits include:$400/month stipend, housing and field gear, beautifulsunsets from themountain, exposure to rare Hawaiian birds, and achance to explore theincredible diversity of the Big Island on yourweekends (snorkeling,surfing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, birding, etc.)Applicants mustprovide their own airfare to Hilo, Hawaii. To apply,email a coverletter, resume, and at least 3 references (with phonenumbers and emailaddresses) who can attest to the quality of your fieldskills to: ROBSTEPHENS (EM: rstephens AT usgs.gov) Please apply by 7Jul 2006.",translocated from thewestslope to Mauna Kea to the north slope in Spring 2006with the goal ofestablishing a second population. The focus of thisinternship will beto monitor the new population through resightingbanded Palila, andmist-netting and tracking birds with radio telemetryequipment. Internswill also assist with predator trapping efforts andvegetation surveys.Field work involves strenuous hiking over steep,uneven terrain (lava),long field days in intense UV, and camping at remotelocations at highelevation (7,000 to 9,000 feet) in dry, dusty,conditions. The fieldsites are a difficult 1-2 hr drive over a 4WD road,and require livingin primitive camps. Desired Qualifications: previousornithologicalfield experience, excellent observational skills,experience inidentifying birds by sight and sound, capability ofperforming physicaltasks including hiking across difficult terrain andcarrying heavypacks, and a background in wildlife biology or relatedfield.Applicantsshould be self-motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy workingwith others inclose quarters, and have a good sense of humor.Benefits include:$400/month stipend, housing and field gear, beautifulsunsets from themountain, exposure to rare Hawaiian birds, and achance to explore theincredible diversity of the Big Island on yourweekends (snorkeling,surfing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, birding, etc.)Applicants mustprovide their own airfare to Hilo, Hawaii. To apply,email a coverletter, resume, and at least 3 references (with phonenumbers and emailaddresses) who can attest to the quality of your fieldskills to: ROBSTEPHENS (EM: rstephens AT usgs.gov) Please apply by 7Jul 2006.

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