Bird job: Field assistants needed ~

25 de mayo de 2005

Bird job: Field assistants needed

Job Description: Two volunteer field assistants needed to assist a UCLA graduate student in a study of Hermit Thrush in British Columbia. The project aims to understand patterns of morphological, plumage, and genetic variation in this species. Study area will primarily be located in the mountains of southern BC. The primary responsibility of field assistants will be to assist with mist-netting, banding, and blood sampling of Hermit Thrush.

Duration: approx. one month from beginning to end of June (dates flexible)

Qualifications: Applicants must have experience working in the field. Prior experience capturing and handling birds is helpful, but not necessary. Requirements include good sense of humor and a positive attitude, an enthusiasm for camping, and an ability to tolerate early mornings, long hours, mosquitoes and rainy conditions.

Benefits: Living expenses will be covered: travel within BC, food, and lodging (however, we will be camping most of the time). Opportunity to explore the spectacular and scenic mountains of southern BC. Opportunity to gain ornithological experience.

Additional Requirements: Selected applicants must pay their own way to and from Vancouver, British Columbia.

To Apply: Applicants should e-mail a detailed resume or CV, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to ALLISON ALVARADO (email: Please describe your relevant experience, and your basic reasons for wanting to participate in this project.

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