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1 de junio de 2005

Ofertas de trabajo para biólogos, ornitólogos y bichólogos en general.

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HARPY EAGLE HACK SITE VOLUNTEER–The Peregrine Fund is a nonprofit
organization working to conserve birds of prey and their habitats
worldwide. Successful applicants will be provided with the rare
opportunity to monitor and look after young Harpy Eagles prior to and
after they are released in the forests of Panama or Belize. Hack Site
Attendants will be based at a station near the release site in the
country of Panama or Belize. Specific Responsibilities: 1. Monitor,
feed, radio track and ensure the well being of young Harpy Eagles during
the entire process of release. 2. Communicate with Raptor Release
Coordinator and local partners on a regular basis. 3. Keep detailed
field notes of the Eagles' behavior, movement patterns, interactions
with other species, etc. Qualifications and Experience: 1. Biologist or
Biology student with basic Neotropical flora and fauna knowledge. 2.
Knowledge in raptor biology and ecology desirable. 3. Knowledge of radio
tracking techniques, use of GPS, compass and maps, and experience with
four-wheel-drive vehicles is desirable. 4. Willingness to live and work
in remote, rugged areas with snakes, biting insects, etc. 5. Capable of
walking long distances in extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity,
and rain) 6. Fluency in written and spoken English or Spanish. 7.
Willing to commit to the release project a minimum of 4 months. 8.
Volunteer is expected to cover his/her travel costs, as well as to pay
all his/her medical costs. Proof of medical insurance in effect during
the time period of the releases will be required. 9. Understanding of
and commitment to The Peregrine Fund's mission and approach to raptor
conservation. Compensation: 1. Accommodation (may be only a tent) and
board will be provided. 2. Training in behavioral data collection, radio
tracking techniques, compass and GPS usage. 3. Appropriate recognition
in scientific papers and personal references. 4. Great field experience
and the opportunity to work in pristine Neotropical rainforest and
reintroduce an endangered species into the wild. Send cover letter,
resume, and names, contact information of three references and
availability to: Raptor Release Coordinator, The Peregrine Fund/ Fondo
Peregrino, PTY 3150, 4440 NW 73rd Ave, Miami, FL 33166, USA (EM:
fpp@fondoperegrino.org). The Peregrine Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BIOLOGIST/ECOLOGIST: Foothills Associates seeks an entry-level field
biologist to assist with a wide range of projects in its Stevenson’s
Ranch Office in Los Angeles County. A qualified candidate should have 1)
a B.S. in biology or a related field; 2) field experience and skills
including, knowledge of southern California plants and wildlife,
identification of birds by sight and sound, identification other
wildlife by sight, tracks and sign, ability to identify plants, ability
to conduct wetland delineations, using GPS to map project sites, not
getting vehicles stuck in sand/mud/(fill-in the blank); 3) office skills
including, basic computer programs, grant writing, report writing,
permitting, statistical programs, ArcView, remote mapping, and making
strong coffee (team effort). Any experience with, or permits to survey
for Threatened and Endangered species and CEQA/NEPA impact evaluations
are a plus. You will be based out of Stevenson’s Ranch, but will work on
projects throughout southern California. This will often require the use
of your personal vehicle, mileage reimbursed at official IRS rate. Field
conditions will often involve hiking in rough terrain and the usual
field hazards associated with work in the region (ex. heat, poison oak,
rattlesnakes, etc.). We work both alone and in teams. We try not to work
unusual hours, but early mornings will be required, occasionally after
hours and weekend work may be needed. You will be part of a small team
opening a branch office: enthusiasm, creativity, hard work and an
excellent sense of humor are required. This position will pay $15 to $17
per hour. We are looking for someone to begin immediately, please send a
cover letter describing your skills as they pertain to this job
description and your resume to: THOMAS RYAN, (EM:
Tom.Ryan@foothill.com). This position will remain open until filled.

assistants are needed for the study of mate choice in satin bowerbirds
(Ptilonorhyncus violaceus). Assistants will primarily help to observe
behavior at bowers. The study site is in Northern New South Wales,
Australia. This is the continuation of a study of mate choice that began
over 24 years ago and which follows the success of male bower holders.
The field season will run from mid-September through late December.
Assistants must arrange for travel to the field site; we will provide
food and lodging at the site. Tasks assistants will perform include
locating bower sites and clearing trails, monitoring the behavior of
birds at bowers with infrared sensing equipment and camcorders and
maintaining this equipment, and direct observation of birds. The work is
very physically demanding and assistants must be focused on this project
and flexible in their requirements. Interested applicants should send
(preferably electronically) cover letter, resume, and e-mail addresses
of three references to: J-F SAVARD (EM: jsavard@umd.edu), Department of
Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4415 (PH:
301-405-6943, FX: 301-314-9358)

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: Thunderbird Wildlife Consulting, Inc. is a small,
well established, and respected firm based in Gillette, Wyoming. We
specialize in energy related wildlife inventories, impact assessment,
monitoring, mitigation, and research. We are seeking a self-motivated
and resourceful biologist to join our team. Primary duties will include
vertebrate wildlife inventories (including aerial surveys), habitat
assessments, and associated data management and reporting for natural
gas and coal mining projects in the region. The successful applicant
will possess a M.S. in wildlife biology or related field, an overall
dedication to excellence and sense of pride in their work, strong
writing, data management and critical thinking skills, a demonstrated
ability to work independently, good birding skills, the ability to
navigate using maps and GPS, some supervisory experience, fluency with
WORD and EXCEL, a working knowledge of ARCVIEW/ARC GIS, experience
operating standard transmission 4WD trucks and ATVs, a valid drivers
license, and binoculars (TWC will provide vehicles and all other field
equipment). Experience with raptors, sage-grouse, mountain plovers,
prairie dogs, other Great Plains avifauna, and regional vegetation would
be helpful. During the peak field season (April through June), the
position will require long (45-55 hrs/wk) and often irregular (early
mornings and weekends) hours. Field conditions will involve
driving/hiking alone in adverse weather conditions (wind and sun) and
rough terrain. The major foci will be surveys for raptor nests, mountain
plovers, and grouse leks, prairie dog colony mapping, habitat
assessments, and general reconnaissance for other vertebrates. The
successful applicant will be responsible for daily coordination of
vehicles and personnel, landowner arrangements, and data quality control
for technicians. The starting salary will be $2,600-2,800/month
depending on experience. Benefits include paid vacations, health
insurance (after one year), fitness plan, and training opportunities.
The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three
references to KORT CLAYTON (EM: clayton@vcn.com, PH: 307-685-1313).

SEASONAL WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (20 July - 15 October 2005). Some
flexibility with the starting date. Primary duties will be waterfowl
trapping and banding. Collection of field data, computer entry of data
and written reports required. Experience with waterfowl banding, working
in tidal environments, Microsoft programs, and 4WD trucks preferred but
not required. Experience with rocket nets and/or air-cooled outboard
engines (i.e., Go-Devil) a plus. State vehicle provided while doing
fieldwork. Fieldwork will be done under oppressive heat, humidity, and
insects. Salary $11.25 per hour for BS degree. Variable working hours
while doing fieldwork largely driven by tides. Extensive pre-dawn and/or
dusk work required. Weekend work sometimes required. Reduced rate
housing provided. EO Employer. Send resume and three letters of
reference ASAP to: TED NICHOLS, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, 2201
County Route 631, Woodbine, NJ 08270 (EM: tnichols@gtc3.com).

MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT (1): The Pelee Island Bird Observatory
(PIBO) is seeking a full-time seasonal intern to participate in a
migration monitoring study on Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada during the
Fall (1 August – 15 November) of 2005. Work will include daily visual
migration counts, constant-effort mist netting, data entry, some public
education, as well as other duties associated with the daily operation
of the field station. Applicants should have a keen interest in birds
and be very familiar with the majority of migrant species encountered in
the Great Lakes region. Previous bird banding/mist-netting experience is
a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate will be prepared to
conduct visual migration counts each morning, seven days a week, for the
duration of their stay, and commit at least one month to the project. A
stipend of $600.00 (CDN) per month is available and food and
accommodations costs are covered. Send cover letter, resume, references
and relevant birding experience by email to ggibson@peleeisland.org.

GRASSLAND BIRD TECHNICIANS (4) – 30 May to 05 August (dates flexible) –
$1200/month, housing provided. We are in need of a field technician
immediately, and review of applications will begin once they arrive.
This research involves quantifying avian response to the various
dynamics of CRP habitat restoration and establishment of wide field
borders. Job duties for successful applicants will potentially include:
nest searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, bird color banding
and re-sighting, mist-netting, and various other unforeseen tasks. Nest
searching and monitoring will be the primary duty of all technicians.
Hiring emphasis will also be placed on applicant enthusiasm, physical
condition, and ability to work well with others. This study will be
conducted in northwest Mississippi. Field conditions are hot and humid
for most of the summer. This project is an exciting opportunity not only
to hone your skills in the field of wildlife ecology/management, but
also to play a role in delineating optimal management protocols for
establishing wildlife habitat in agricultural landscapes. To apply, send
resume, contact information for 3 references (preferably field job
references) and cover letter in Microsoft Word format to:
melospiza77@yahoo.com and call ROSS CONOVER (PH: 601-906-1743).

FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed from Oct. 2005 - Feb. 2006 (dates somewhat
flexible, must be able to stay for at least 3 months) for a study of the
breeding behavior of the Red-backed Fairy-Wren in Queensland, Australia.
Duties include nest searching and monitoring, target netting, behavioral
observations, territory mapping, and data entry. Applicants with
previous nest searching, mist netting, and bleeding experience
preferred. The study site is rugged and remote, and poisonous snakes,
ticks, and land leaches are common. Therefore, applicants must be able
to hike steep hills off-trail, withstand conditions at the site, and
maintain a positive and energetic attitude despite long hours and hot
and humid conditions. Work schedules and duties will vary, so
flexibility is a must. Assistants will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing
opportunities (Wallabies, platypus, echidna, kookaburra, etc.) and
proximity to Queensland rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Food and
housing will be provided. However, assistants will have to provide own
airfare to and from Australia. Please send cover letter, resume, and
list of 3 references to CLAIRE VARIAN (EM: cwvarian(at)wsu.edu; (at)
replaces @ to dodge spammers ) Washington State University, School of
Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 644236, Pullman, WA 99163-4236. Electronic
applications preferred. Please state dates of availability. Initial
review of applications will begin July 5th and will continue until
positions are filled.

second week of Jun and lasting through Aug. Successful applicant(s) need
to have Willow Flycatcher survey experience and/or know all Tahoe birds
by call and be able to pass call identification and hearing test. We are
looking for experienced individuals who don’t need to be trained, have
their own vehicle (can be provided if you can work full-time on multiple
projects), and are local (i.e. Reno, Tahoe, Truckee, Sierra Valley,
Quincy; locals preferred, but is not required). Some housing is
available, camping may be necessary, and travel between sites will be
necessary. Additional experience with Spotted Owl and/or Northern
Goshawk may be necessary if you’re looking for full-time work.
Part-time, variable work may be available for the point count surveys
and Willow Flycatcher surveys if a full-time person can’t be found.
These projects are contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and are
managed through partnerships of some of the best biological consultants
in Northern California including Silva Environmental and the Sierra
Nevada Avian Center of Quincy, Sloat Biological Consulting of McArthur,
and EDAW of South Lake Tahoe. Pay is good (no less than $20/hr) and will
be negotiated for each project separately. Please send CV and message
addressing your experience, availability, and resources to DAVID
ARSENAULT (EM: david@aviancenter.com). Qualified individuals only please.

CURATOR AND HEAD OF ORNITHOLOGY–The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
invites applicants to fill the new William and Nancy Klamm Endowed Chair
of Ornithology. The successful applicant will serve as Curator of
Ornithology and Head of the new Department of Ornithology. She or he
will be responsible for the Museum’s collection of recent avian fauna
which consists of approximately 32,000 study skins and 4,000 egg sets
from the Ohio region and western North America as well as approximately
1,000 osteological specimens from Ohio. The Curator is expected to
publish original, scientific research in peer-reviewed publications and
maintain an active presence in local and national scientific
communities. The Curator will also provide service to the Museum through
assistance with exhibits, educational programs, and public relations, as
well as interact with the general public and various media. A Ph.D. in a
field relevant to Ornithology and specimen-based publications in this
discipline are required for the position. Additional experience in
public outreach in ornithology and related disciplines is also desired.
Applicants specializing in birds of the Ohio region are especially
welcome; however, applicants with geographic foci in other regions of
North America are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a
letter of interest (including a description of pertinent experience and
research interests), curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three
referees to DR. BRIAN G. REDMOND, Director of Science, The Cleveland
Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106-1767.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SHOREBIRD BIOLOGISTS. Two biologists needed to work for the Prince
William Sound Science Center in Cordova Alaska from late June through
mid October to monitor shorebirds and their habitat use on barrier
islands of the Copper River Delta. Persons with previous experience in
ornithology, especially shorebirds, are encouraged to apply. Work will
involve living in tent camp on a remote barrier island much of the time,
with housing provided in Cordova when not in the field. Applicants must
be able to work as part of a small team in remote and (often) rainy
conditions. Applicants preferred, but not required, to have experience
with shorebird identification and observation, conducting surveys, GPS
data collection, accurate data entry and management and report writing.
Other duties include collecting benthic samples, keep daily bird lists,
and recording incidental sightings of marine mammals. Must have some
experience/be familiar with multi-night camping and hiking, and be
comfortable flying in small planes. Salary $2,000 - $2,400/month
depending on experience. No benefits. Possibility of April-mid October
renewal for 2006. If interested e-mail resume, 3 references, and a cover
letter describing interests and qualifications to MARY ANNE BISHOP (EM:
mbishop@pwssc.gen.ak.us). Last date to apply 15 June 2005.

OUTDOOR AVICULTURIST - The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is currently
seeking an energetic person to fill an immediate full-time position.
This job includes daily care of over 500 avian residents in a fast paced
environment. Wildlife/Biology degree or avian experience required. Must
be able to handle hot, dirty outdoor conditions and lift 50 lbs. Must be
willing to work weekends and holidays. Excellent communication skills
required. Duties include: food prep., feeding, behavioral observations,
volunteer relations, positive public interaction, and general/ground
maintenance. Salary is comparable to that of a non-profit organization
starting at $290.00 per week. Full benefits package including health,
dental, and life offered after 1 year. A working interview of 1 day is
required before hire. Start date would be as early as 12 June 2005. If
you would like more information please visit our web site at
www.seabirdsanctuary.org. Please send resume or stop in at Suncoast
Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores, FL 33785. We will also
accept resumes via e-mail (EM: sssoffice@webcoast.com).

ADMIN. & EVENTS INTERN: Marine research facility seeking summer intern
for general office duties and to coordinate annual community event.
College student, $10-$13/Hr. Details at
http://www.waquoitbayreserve.org. EOE.

AVICULTURE INTERNS WANTED for the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation
Program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island
of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of
Maui. Daily tasks include husbandry duties such as: diet preparation,
aviary and facility maintenance, behavioral observations of breeding
birds, grounds keeping, predator control. Applicants must be able to
live with several roommates in a remote area and should show enthusiasm
for work with captive endangered Hawaiian birds. Applicants must have a
valid driver's license and health insurance. Internships last for a 3-6
month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend plus housing. For more
information on internships at KBCC, please send a resume, cover letter
and the names and contacts of three references to: TRACEY GOLTZ P.O. Box
39 Volcano, HI 96785 or fax: 808-985-7034. For more information on
internships at MBCC, please send your application to: RICHARD SWITZER
2375 Olinda Road Makawao, HI 96768 or fax: 808-572-3574. PLEASE: No
phone calls or emails.

needed from 29 August through 30 November to study the stopover ecology
of passerines in UTILA, HONDURAS. BANDER must have experience banding
large volumes of birds and be familiar with the aging and sexing of
North American eastern breeding species. SURVEYOR must be able to
identify same birds (including color-banded birds) by both sight and
sound. FIELD ASSISTANT will extract birds from mist-nets and relocate
color-banded birds. Knowledge of both Spanish and English is preferred
but not required. All positions will assist with data entry and
additional research activities as needed. All individuals are required
to work 7 days per week and have the ability to work well with others in
a challenging and exciting environment that includes hot weather, biting
insects (e.g. sand flies) and tight living quarters. The BANDER will
receive $2000 USD, the SURVEYOR will receive $1750 USD, and the FIELD
ASSISTANT will receive $1500 USD for the season. Shared housing will be
provided. Utila is located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras and is
renowned for its world-class diving and its mangrove forests. Send
letter of interest, resume, and names, phone numbers, and emails of 3
references to SHERI GLOWINSKI, 118 College Dr. Box 5018, Dept. of
Biological Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi,
Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or by email: sheri.glowinski@usm.edu. Applications
will be accepted through 30 June 2005.

responsible for supporting and conducting research on the biology and
physiology of spectacled and Steller's eiders, and assisting with other
eider program activities. Responsibilities: Conduct and participate in
research projects with the ASLC eider research program. Assist in
construction and testing of facilities and equipment to study foraging
ecology and diving behavior/energetics in sea ducks. Arrange logistics
and participate in field research. Perform data analyses, prepare
presentations, reports and manuscripts, and assist with preparation of
proposals. Provide logistics support for program activities and other
scientific research duties as assigned. Requirements: Doctorate (for the
postdoctoral position) or Master's degree in biology, marine biology,
zoology, or a related field. Experience working with eiders, sea ducks,
or marine birds and familiarity with principles of field biology,
biometry, and behavioral/foraging ecology preferred. Ability to be
organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the
completion of projects. This is a regular, full-time, position with
benefits. Apply by: 13 June 2005. Start date: August 2005. Salary:
Competitive wage & benefits package. Send statement of interest, resume,
references, and 2 letters of recommendation to HR - Alaska SeaLife
Center, P O Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664-1329, or fax 907-224-6320, or
email to HR@alaskasealife.org. URL: http://www.alaskasealife.org. The
ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) needed immediately to assist with final year of
master’s research examining Greater Sage Grouse population dynamics in
south-central Montana starting sometime in June through early November.
Primary responsibilities include radio tracking and brood monitoring.
Additional duties include data entry, proofing, and equipment prep and
repair/maintenance as needed. Technician must be able to accurately
collect and record data and work long, irregular hours in remote areas
under various weather conditions independently and as part of a team.
30-day brood counts are conducted at night. Technician will be working
independently at the field site with remote supervision from late-August
to early November. Experience with radio telemetry, maps, compass, GPS
units, ATV and 4WD trucks preferred but not mandatory. Bachelor’s degree
in wildlife biology or related field preferred. Stipend: $1,000/month.
Housing: Provided. Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.
Early application is advised. Email applications are encouraged. Please
send cover letter, resume or cv, and contact information for 3
references all in a single MS Word document to: JENNY SIKA, (EM:
jsika@montana.edu), Roundup Sage Grouse Project, #79 Cottonwood Rd.,
Roundup, MT 59072.

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