Voluntariado con aves en Ecuador ~ Bioblogia.net

16 de septiembre de 2007

Voluntariado con aves en Ecuador

SEEKING MOTIVATED VOLUNTEERS to work on projects involving endangered
birds in southern Ecuador with the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation.
Successful applicants will work on one or more of the following three
projects: (1) radio telemetry of the endangered Jocotoco Antpitta
(Grallaria ridgelyi) in the temperate cloud forest of Tapichalaca
Biological Reserve in southeastern Ecuador, (2) monitoring artificial
nest boxes of the endangered El Oro Parakeet (Pyrrhura orcesi) in
Buenaventura Reserve in humid subtropical forest of southwestern
Ecuador, or (3) surveys and habitat characterization of the Esmeraldas
Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) on the west coast. See
http://www.fjocotoco.org and http://www.birdlife.org. All positions
provide experience with tropical field work in extremely diverse and
sometimes remote areas, the opportunity to contribute to the
conservation of endangered species, and experience with the Spanish
language. Applicants must have a record of being dedicated field workers
and be in very good physical condition as all positions require lots of
walking and some sites are at high elevations. Some knowledge of Spanish
and experience with mist netting and/or nest-searching experience
preferred. Room and board once at the field site is provided but
applicant must cover cost of flight to Quito (about $600 from the United
States). Applicants must dedicate at least four weeks to the project and
may spend up to three months depending on their performance. Seeking
volunteers as soon as 15 Sep but start times flexible up until spring of
2008. Send cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references
to BERT HARRIS (EM: bertdichrozona AT hotmail.com and MERY JUIÑA (EM:
meryj_bio AT yahoo.com).

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