22 de julio de 2004


...(8) needed for MAWS (Monitoring Avian Winter Survival) program using MoSI protocol. The MoSI (Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal Monitoring Overwintering Survival) program was established to monitor the overwintering survivorship of Neotropical migratory landbirds in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The MAWS program uses the MoSI protocol to monitor wintering landbirds in the southeastern United States. Interns will be paired with a partner to run six MAWS stations on one of four military installations located in NC, GA, and AR. Prior mist-netting and banding experience is strongly desired but not strictly required. All internships include an intensive 11-day training period in mist-netting, banding, aging, and sexing small landbirds. Good physical condition and an ability to tolerate sometimes difficult field conditions and pre-dawn mornings are required. Dates of internship: 12 Oct 2004 to 21 Mar 2005. Interns will be given an 11-day holiday break, extending from 23 Dec 2004 to 2 Jan 2005. Priority will be given to applicants available for the entire internship, but applicants who are available for only the first or second half of the internship will be considered. Shared housing and a per diem for food and other out-of-pocket expenses of $20 per work day for a total of 110 work days ($2,200 for the entire season) will be provided. Interns willing to use their vehicle for travel to the work sites are especially needed. Mileage will be reimbursed at $0.30 per mile for all work-related travel. To apply, send a completed MAWS application form and a current resume with references to DENISE JONES (EM: at The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 1346, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, 94956. Application materials and more information are available on our website (URL: Positions are open until filled. For more information, call Denise (PH: 415-663-1436).

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