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27 de abril de 2005


MACAW PROJECT VOLUNTEER in Peru: May 2005 - Mar 2006 (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: 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, radio tracking, 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
For more information see the Tambopata Macaw Project web site (URL:

ornithologists capable of working on their own in the field are required
for 3+ month postings to conduct research in South Africa. Subsistence &
accommodation costs will be covered in South Africa, together with an
honorarium of ZAR 1500 per month. However, successful candidates will
need to cover their own costs getting to and from South Africa. The
first post will be on Robben Island, working on reproductive decisions
in Cape Weavers, for the three months Jul/Aug 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005. The
second post is a potential six month posting starting in October 2005,
working on the breeding behavior of Sociable Weavers and White-browed
Sparrow Weavers on farms near Kimberley. Both posts require candidates
who 1) are strongly self-motivated; 2) have experience of working on
birds (or other study animals) in the field for considerable periods; 3)
are experienced in handling birds, including mist-netting and ringing,
and ideally taking blood samples. Post 1 requires experience in
nest-finding. Candidates need a clean driving licence, must be
physically fit, and have a reasonable head for heights. If interested,
please respond to giving details of your
availability, alongside a CV and details of your interest in, and
experience of, birds.

Observatory's Fall (Aug/Sep/Oct) Migration Monitoring Program. The core
program is centred on monitoring populations of migrating birds through
daily census, mist-netting and banding. Volunteers staying for at least
2 weeks receive food, housing, on-site travel, and training.
Participants will experience intensive and diverse training in
mist-netting and banding. No experience necessary but the ability to
identify Eastern birds in the field is an asset. Please contact: JOHN
WOODCOCK, Program Coordinator, Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, (EM:, PH: 807-473-6169). Visit our web site: for more information about Thunder Cape
Bird Observatory.

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