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31 de agosto de 2004

Voluntariados y oportunidades con aves.

MACAW PROJECT VOLUNTEER in Peru: Nov 2004 - Oct 2005 (2 - 3 month stay requested). Join the ongoing macaw and parrot research program doing daily counts as hundreds of parrots and macaws come to visit the world's largest parrot clay lick (see Nat. Geographic Jan 1994 for details). The study site, Tambopata Research Center, is located in some of the world's most diverse rain forests. The area boasts the highest avian diversity in the world (about 600 species) including toucans, trogons and 20 species of parrots. Good opportunities exist to see tapirs, monkeys and other rain forest specialties. The study site is a tourist lodge run by Rainforest Expeditions
(URL: http://www.perunature.com) an ecotourism company that supports the research program. Volunteers will share accommodations with company guides and other investigators. Duties will include observation of birds at clay licks, parrot point counts, foraging observations and plant phenology work. Applicants must be self-disciplined, responsible, patient, and able to get along well with others in remote field setting. By Jul the no-see-ums can be rather bad, so volunteers must be able to tolerate insects. Preference given to those with knowledge of Spanish. Six week commitment minimum, 2 - 3 month stay preferred. Volunteers must pay their transportation to Puerto Maldonado, Peru and $10 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging. To apply please send resume, dates of availability, e-mails for 3 references, and a brief letter of introduction to DON BRIGHTSMITH, Duke University Dept. of Biology, (PH: 919-471-0464, EM: djb4 AT duke.edu). For more information see the Tambopata Macaw Project web site (URL: http://www.duke.edu/~djb4).

FIELD INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS (4) needed to assist public use and wildlife management activities in southeastern Indiana. The interns will assist staff on Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, which is overlaid on the closed Jefferson Proving Ground. Positions are available from 15 Aug thru Dec 2004; dates flexible for applicants enrolled in school. Duties include monitoring wildlife populations, measuring vegetation, data entry, habitat restoration, installing refuge signs, visitor check-in and general refuge maintenance. Successful applicants must be able to work well with others and endure inclement weather and rugged conditions. We need interns/volunteers who are dependable, enthusiastic, and maintain good humor while working early mornings or late evenings. The work could last 3 to 6 months and volunteer/interns would be provided housing and monthly subsistence (approximately $500). Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. DR. JOSEPH R. ROBB, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1661 West JPG Niblo Rd., Madison,
IN 47250. (PH: 812-273-0783; FX: 812-273-0786; EM: joe_robb@fws.gov).
SEA DUCK RESEARCH VOLUNTEER, 1 position available. Position duration: 1 Oct 2004 - 29 Apr 2005. Duties: Seeking volunteer to help with surf scoter foraging ecology and contaminant uptake study in San Francisco Bay. Main duty will be conducting waterbird surveys on the open Bay. Other duties will include assisting with capturing and marking scoter, locating birds using vehicle mounted telemetry equipment, sampling benthic invertebrates, maintaining exclosure experiment, and compiling and summarizing data using spreadsheets. We will provide training, but applicant should possess a positive attitude, a strong science ethic, and a desire to gain experience in a variety of ecological data collection techniques. Must be comfortable on small boats and in heavy, urban traffic conditions. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, microcomputer system and file management, field and laboratory methods, and waterbird identification is desirable but not mandatory. Volunteer will sometimes be asked to work long hours (including early morning or evening hours and some weekend days as
needed) under difficult conditions to accomplish fieldwork. Good physical condition, a current driver's license, and a good driving record are required. Applicants working toward a wildlife or related bachelor's degree, or with some prior field experience will be given priority. Housing, travel per diem (approximately $700/month), and Applicable federal training courses will be provided. Duty Station: USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Housing will be provided at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newark, CA, and fieldwork will be conducted at several sites around the Bay. For Questions: Please contact SUSAN
WAINWRIGHT-DE LA CRUZ (EM: susan_wainwright@usgs.gov). To Apply: Mail,
fax, or email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: ISA WOO, U.S. Geological Survey, 505 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 (FX: 707- 562-3001 EM: iwoo@usgs.gov). Closing date is 3 Sep 2004. Applications must be received
by this date to be considered.

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