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21 de junio de 2005

Un montón de ofertas y voluntariados con aves

AUDUBON AT HOME PROJECT MANAGER, National Audubon Society--Purpose of
the position: The overall objective of this position is to expand the
awareness and reach of Audubon At Home, Audubon's initiative to engage
people in active conservation in their daily lives. As a member of a
collaborative team of marketing, science, development and other staff,
the project manager is responsible for 1) coordinating AAH activities
across the organization; 2) contributing to the development of Audubon
At Home content - print, web and other; 3) managing the production and
distribution of Audubon At Home communications materials, including
brochures, web content, and more; and 4) developing and implementing a
communications plan for Audubon At Home. Essential Functions: *
Coordinate implementation of the strategic plan for Audubon At Home; *
Collaborate with science staff to identify and develop appropriate
topics for print and web content. * Manage both internal staff and
outside consultants and vendors in design and production process for
print materials. * Write and edit copy for brochures, newsletters,
Audubon.org and other communications. * Collaborate with science,
communications and information services staff in development of web
content. * Develop and implement a communications plan for Audubon At
Home, including media outreach and internal communications. * Assist in
coordination of state and local Audubon At Home projects. * Provide
regular status reports and updates. * Monitor and manage grant-funded
projects; provide reports to funders. * Execute special projects as
directed. Qualifications: * BA or BS degree (preferably in
communications or science subject area); * Demonstrated ability to work
effectively as part of a collaborative team; * Strong writing and
editing skills. * Proven ability to manage projects from start to
finish. * Experience working with graphic designers and print production
process. * Media relations experience preferred. * Knowledge of
conservation issues and birds, and ability to make science-based
information engaging for a variety of audiences. * Strong commitment to
environmental education. * Ability to use Quark and Photoshop preferred.
Interested applicants may forward resumes and salary history to

a person(s) who would like to live for up to one year on Protection
Island National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Protection Island is a
large seabird nesting island within the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 60
miles northwest of Seattle. The island is about 3-miles offshore.
Rhinoceros auklet, tufted puffin, pigeon guillemot, black oystercatcher,
double-crested and pelagic cormorant, glaucous-winged gull, and bald
eagle nest on the 360 acre island. The island also hosts a large harbor
seal haulout and smaller numbers of elephant seals. The position starts
in September 2005. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a home on
the island, a boat for the volunteer to access the island, and a monthly
stipend of $300. The volunteer will complete a course in safe boating
that is provided by the Service; however, prior marine boating skills
are required. Duties include acting as the Refuge host to researchers,
assisting with research projects as needed, and maintenance assistance,
like keeping boats and docks clean. Because the island is closed to
public access, the volunteer also makes contact with boaters to provide
education and interpretation about the Refuge. For more information and
an application, please contact: ANNETTE DE KNIJF, Washington Maritime
National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 33 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles, WA
98362 (EM: Annette_deKnijf@fws.gov).

2005, start and end dates flexible; possibility for extension. The San
Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (URL: http://www.sfbbo.org) is seeking 1
- 2 motivated individuals to participate in our Birds and Powerlines
project in areas of the South San Francisco Bay. Positions are
approximately part-time (10 – 30 hr/wk), with a schedule that requires
some evening and weekend work. Assistant Biologists will have the
opportunity to gain experience in songbird and waterbird identification.
Assistants will aid biologists in behavioral surveys of birds flying
past powerlines (8 times per month), searching for carcasses underneath
lines (1-2 days per week), vegetation surveys, and data entry.
Interested applicants may, but not necessarily, be trained in some
aspects of bird banding; shorebird monitoring; and/or educational
activities for the public. Songbird and waterbird identification skills,
and basic computer skills are desired but not required. General
Qualifications: Applicant must be able to have a flexible work schedule;
have a strong work ethic, appreciation for scientific research, and good
communication skills; must be responsible, motivated, able to work
independently and keep organized and detailed records; able to conduct
reliable work in the field under variable (hot, cold, windy, muddy,
etc.) and sometimes tedious conditions, for long periods of time; prone
to humor under duress; able to start work early in the morning (at or
before sunrise) and commit to several late afternoon and night surveys
per month. We encourage local residents, especially students, to apply.
Pay: $10 -12/hr. No housing provided. Hours: 10 – 30 hrs per week.
Position contingent on funding. TO APPLY: E- mail cover letter, resume,
and a list of at least three references with their e-mail address to
GINA BARTON (EM: gbarton@sfbbo.org). Positions open until filled.
Questions? Send to same e-mail.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (6) needed from August 2005-January 2006 (3
assistants for August to October, 3 for November to January, starting
dates are flexible) for nesting work with critically endangered
Blue-throated Macaws, Ara glaucogularis, in north-central Bolivia. With
the extinction of Spix́s Macaw in the wild in 2000, the Blue-throated
Macaw became the most endangered wild macaw, the number of known birds
being only 70-100 individuals. This work is front line conservation work
with one of the world́s most endangered birds in the wild. Duties include
nest searching, periodic health checks of nestlings using climbing
equipment to access nests and nest guarding to prevent predation by
toucans and raptors. Blue-throated Macaws are limited to the Llanos de
los Moxos, Beni, Bolivia, a fascinating mosaic of tropical grasslands,
forest islands and cerrado (dry savannah forest) elements. Wildlife
viewing is on par with the Pantanal, with regular sightings of Jabiru
storks, Giant anteaters, caimans, etc. Bolivia is the cheapest country
in South America to travel in, and offers volunteers the opportunity to
visit other sites of interest such as Madidi National Park (the world́s
most species rich reserve) and Lake Titicaca (the world́s highest lake).
Food and housing will be included for the duration of the study.
Assistants will have to provide their own airfare to and from Trinidad,
Bolívia. Applicants with previous experience on avian field studies
preferred. Basic Spanish is necessary to facilitate communication with
Bolivian team members. Applicants must be in good shape, be able to
tolerate primitive field camp arrangements, hot and humid weather, ticks
(in the dry season) and mosquitos (in the wet). Patience is a must for
nest guarding duty. Please send resume and 3 references to TOA KYLE (EM:
kyle@worldparrottrust.org), electronic applications only. Please state
which period you are available for (starting August or November).
Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.

ONE POSITION AVAILABLE to assist the Southern Sierra Research Station
with long- term monitoring of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the San Pedro
River in SE Arizona. Applicant must have transportation (4WD/decent
clearance preferred), be in good physical condition, possess a valid
driver's license, a sense of humor, and be willing to use own vehicle
for fieldwork (reimbursed at 36¢/mile on the job), be able to hike for
5-8 hours in temperatures which may reach 105o F, and be able to carry
60 pound marine batteries daily for up to 2 miles, and have very good
hearing and color vision. The field assistant will assist with
conducting a radio telemetry study of Yellow billed Cuckoos. Duties will
include surveying for cuckoos, nest searching, nest monitoring,
mist-netting cuckoos and placing radios, then monitoring their
movements. Pay: $1500- 1800/mo, dependent on experience. Time: 1 July to
30 September. Those with previous experience with Yellow- billed
Cuckoos, telemetry, nest searching, playback surveys, ability to work
with minimal supervision,and working in the desert will be given
priority. Housing will be provided. Please Send letter of interest
(discussing your relevant experience and interest in this project), CV
and 3 references to: Murrelet Halterman: e-mail (PREFERRED!)
mhalterm@unr.edu. Or: Murrelet Halterman, General Delivery, Tombstone
AZ, 85638

Function. Salary: $16,000/year, health insurance, waiver of non-resident
tuition status. Qualifications: M.S. in Wetland/Wildlife Science or
related field. To Apply: Send resume, transcripts, GRE scores, and 3
letters of reference to: LOREN M. SMITH, Department of Range, Wildlife,
& Fisheries, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2125. Closing
Date: Until suitable candidate is found.

EXPERIENCED FIELD ASSISTANTS required to assist with research on the
conservation of the endangered Gouldian finch at Mornington Wildlife
Sanctuary, in the Kimberley, northwest Australia, which is managed by
the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary (an Australian conservation NGO; see
http://www.australianwildlife.org). Assistants are needed between 15 Aug
- 25 Sep 05, and then again between 1 Nov 05 to 31 Mar 06. Applicants
may nominate one or both periods; but for the second, longer period, we
will prefer people who can stay the whole time. Main duties include bird
catching (with nets and traps) for banding, blood sampling and
morphometric data collection; census work; data entry; processing of
blood samples; radiotracking; and seed collection (of food plants used
by finches) but there will be many other tasks related to the general
management of a wildlife sanctuary, including routine maintenance of
equipment and some involvement with fire management. Applicants must be
experienced bird banders, physically fit, competent with 4WD, able to
cope with difficult working conditions, including extreme heat, heavy
rain at times, and very early mornings. They must be happy to work in a
team, be easy-going, flexible, and willing to pitch in wherever work is
required. The Sanctuary is remote - the nearest town is 5 hours drive
away. Assistants will have accommodation in large tents (with proper
bed) or small huts. They will receive AUS$250 per week (food costs
$50-100/week, depending on tastes), and will get one and a half days off
per week. We expect assistants to find their own way to Broome, but we
will arrange transport from there. Please send a cv with referees and
cover letter to SARAH LEGGE, Chief Ecologist, Mornington Wildlife
Sanctuary (EM: Sarah@australianwildlife.org PH: +61 (0)8 9191 4619).

EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS needed for July and Aug for songbird banding at
Delta Marsh Bird Observatory (DMBO). Located on a narrow forest ridge
between the southern shore of Lake Manitoba and Delta Marsh, DMBO is a
high volume banding operation with up to 6000 birds being banded in the
fall and big bird days with 200 to 300 birds banded. You can expect high
numbers and a good variety of warblers, flycatchers, vireos and
thrushes. If you love birding, you will love Delta! The banding site is
not physically demanding but you will need to be able to ride a bicycle
for net checks. Volunteers will be provided with room and board at the
University of Manitoba Field Station. Please submit a letter of interest
to hdenhaan@dmbo.org outlining your previous banding experience
including, stations visited, number of birds banded and extracted,
abilities to identify birds by sight and sound, plus one to two references.

VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (opportunity for 1 graduate student
position) needed for research project on breeding biology, behavior, and
genetic relatedness of communally-nesting smooth-billed anis (Cuckoo
family) in dry tropical forest of South-Western Puerto Rico. Three to
four volunteers needed from 1 Oct to early Dec 2005 (dates are
flexible). General Description: Successful applicants will primarily
assist with mist-netting, marking and conducting behavioral observations
(using radio-telemetry, telescope or binoculars). Qualifications: Most
importantly must be interested, self-motivated, independent, and willing
to work seven days a week, early mornings and long hours in hot (but
dry) and sunny field conditions. Other assets include being able to
distinguish colored leg bands at a distance in the field and ability to
learn new skills quickly (use of radio-telemetry equipment and
mist-nets). Prior experience with birds preferred but not required.
Assistants must provide their own airfare to Puerto Rico, however travel
within Puerto Rico to the field sites, food and comfortable lodging are
provided. Email (preferred) or write to: JIM QUINN, McMaster University,
Department of Biology, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4K1; (EM:
quinn@mcmaster.ca). Please include a summary of your background, your
reasons for applying for this position and the names and email addresses
of up to 3 references (if possible) who can evaluate your qualifications
fairly. Applicants must be highly motivated and in good physical
condition. This is an excellent opportunity for recent undergraduates
considering graduate school or anyone interested to build strong skills
in avian behavioral research. I will take on a graduate student to
collaborate on the ani project in 2006. There is a good chance that I
will fill that position with a qualified and interested field assistant.

Sustainable Ecosystems; Location: Canberra, ACT – Australia; Salary
Range: AU$76k – AU$103k + Superannuation. Role Summary: We are seeking a
research biologist experienced in the management and development of
preserved biological collections as Research Director and
Curator-in-Charge of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, based
in Canberra, Australia. Focussed on vertebrates, the Collection holds
extensive research collections of Australo-Papuan mammals, reptiles,
amphibians and particularly birds, preserved as skins, anatomicals and
cryo-frozen tissues for morphological and molecular investigation, as
well as a comprehensive vertebrate sound library. It is a gazetted
national collection under the care of CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and
is supported by the Australian National Wildlife Collection Foundation.
For more information on the position and information on how to apply go
to: http://recruitadmin.csiro.au/asp/Job_Details_Int.asp?RefNo=2005%2F501

EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDERS (2) needed from 1 Aug to 15 Oct. 2005. Head
Banders pay is $1,100/month and Assistant Banders pay is $900/month.
Vermilion Point in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula. Needs to be able
to demonstrate the ability to work independently, have experience with
banding large volumes of birds, be familiar with the aging and sexing of
eastern species and skill in skulling. Familiarity with Canadian
Migration Monitoring Network protocol and experience banding at a
migration station are beneficial. Note, banding is at a remote station
approximately 12 miles from closest town. It is also 5 miles from
nearest paved road. Housing is provided and there is electricity, via
generator and batteries, propane for cooking and heating and running
water. Please send cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to:
RICHARD KEITH, 5750 East S. Ave., Vicksburg, MI 49097 (EM: warblerrke AT

A FIELD TECHNICIAN is needed to assist in a master’s project quantifying
avian use of commercial sunflower, WCSP (Wildlife Conservation Sunflower
Plots), and other small grain fields in North Dakota. Prior experience
in bird identification is essential, preferably in the Northern Great
Plains. This project is a collaborative effort between NDSU – Fargo, ND
and the USDA\NWRC\Wildlife Services – Bismarck, ND. Decoy plantings of
commercial sunflower will be evaluated for efficacy in luring blackbirds
away from large commercial sunflower acreages. These decoy plots may
also be important to other migrating avifauna as shrub-like habitat and
to resident wildlife. Study sites are spread across the Missouri Coteau
and Southern Drift Plains of North Dakota where temperature fluctuations
are extreme and the terrain is very rough. Applicants should be willing
to work long hours in the outdoors and in variable conditions. Duties
will include assembling and tearing down mist nets, handling of birds,
counting and identifying birds through binoculars, vegetation
measurements, and seed collection. Applicants must be in good physical
condition as long days with large amounts of walking and travel will be
required. Housing and transportation will be provided. Salary is $1500
per month plus per diem. Position begins 1 August 2005 and runs until 31
October 2005. Qualifications: BS in zoology, ecology or a wildlife
related field is preferred. Applicants must have a strong background in
bird identification and field work and must be in good physical shape
due to the outdoor nature of the study. Position to be filled by July
10, 2005. Contact: HEATH HAGY (701-231-7030) (EM: heath.hagy@ndsu.edu.)

WILDLIFE MIGRATION INTERNS (2) needed from approximately 1 September – 1
December 2005 to assist with conducting large scale dual-site
avian-based migration research project at Duke Farms in Central New
Jersey. The applicants filling these positions will each assist in
maintaining the study’s two data collection research sites with the goal
of observing, identifying and recording the airborne autumnal wildlife
migration occurring overhead at each specific location. Being situated
amidst the Atlantic Flyway in a well-known and established migration
corridor, applicants can expect to witness thousands of migrating hawks,
geese, and neo-tropical songbirds, as well as significant numbers of
migrant Monarch Butterflies. Those interested in applying should have
strong avian field identification skills, (with any past “hawk watching”
experience a plus). Additionally, applicants should have good computer
skills, and be willing to work long days in the field. Strong
communication capacity will also be a must, as each research site is
quite popular with nature enthusiasts, and will receive many visitors
daily. A valid driver’s license is also required. Each wildlife
migration intern will be paid a $4500.00 stipend for the three months,
and be provided housing at the renowned 2740 acre Doris Duke/Duke Farms
compound in Hillsborough, New Jersey. To apply, send a cover letter,
resume, and names by 15 August 2005 (including phone #s & e-mail
addresses) of two references to: caquila@ddcf.org Applicants without
internet access can mail materials to: CHRIS AQUILA, Supervisor Research
& Natural Resources, Duke Farms Foundation, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
E-mail applications are preferred.

openings for Bird Banding Interns at a bird monitoring station in the
coastal Caribbean town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Positions begin
mid-February and run through the end of May and again from the beginning
of August until the end of December. The minimum length of stay is
usually 2 months. Participants are expected to have experience in
identifying birds, and they usually have removed from mist nets and
processed at least 200 landbirds. The Primary Bander will have extensive
experience operating a capture station and can be awarded up to half
their airfare to and from San José, Costa Rica. All volunteers receive
their room and board while they are staying at the well-appointed
station of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Estacion Biologica,
in Tortuguero. We and our collaborators in Costa Rica have been
operating five monitoring stations near the village for over nine years.
We operate mist nets for resident and migrant species and conduct
migration censuses of the millions of diurnal migrants moving along the
coast. Positions will be open until filled. Please send a resume
highlighting your bird banding experience, ability with Spanish, dates
available, three references and any questions to DR. C. JOHN RALPH (EM:
cjr2@humboldt.edu or cralph@fs.fed.us), 707 825-2992 (fax 707 825-2901),
or at U.S. Forest Service, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, 1700 Bayview
Drive, Arcata, California 95521.

forthcoming first English-language Field Guide to the Birds of Paraguay
is looking for paying volunteers to help in the field work and data
gathering aspects of this project. Paraguay is one of the most little
studied and unknown avifauna in South America and as such is one of the
most exciting birding locations on the continent. Field work will take
the form of month long projects at various important birding sites
across Paraguay – involving species inventories, censuses, netting etc
and the undoubted discovery of vital new ornithological data!!! In
addition to this main field guide, mini bilingual field guides to each
project location will also be produced for publication in the new Donde
Observar Aves en Paraguay (Where to Watch Birds in Paraguay) series.
Volunteers will be required to assist in the writing of the introductory
sections of these basic guides which are designed to generate local
interest in birds and conservation, as well as assisting in the design
and creation of the title in which they are involved. Budding bird
artists willing to produce plates for these mini guides are also
encouraged. All volunteers will receive a free copy of the mini guide
they help to produce as soon as it is printed. Spaces are limited so
please apply well in advance of your desired project dates. The first
project has recently been successfully completed, producing the Mini
Guide to the Tirol humid forest, illustrated by renowned New Zealand
bird artist Derek Onley. The next project scheduled is studying the
cerrado birds of Laguna Blanca (White-winged Nightjar, Lesser Nothura
and possibly the discovery of the Dwarf Tinamou in Paraguay!!) during
September/October 2005, but several more projects are lined up for the
rest of 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information about the projects
scheduled for the coming 12 months please contact Paul Smith at
paraguaybirds@yahoo.com.ar. Cost US$1600 per calendar month including
accommodation, food and transport within Paraguay but not flights or
travel insurance. Reduction for students. This is a not for profit
scheme, all money made will be used to finance future field work
projects and the publication of the mini guide series. There is no
restriction on time spent with us, and we will make every effort to
accommodate volunteers who cannot stay for a full month as well as those
that can stay much longer.

Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL. $29,433.04/yr. plus health
insurance, paid annual and sick leave, retirement plan. Program site:
http://www.floridabirdingtrail.com. Job description and application
site: http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=210260. Contact
info: JULIE WRAITHMELL, (PH: 850/922.0664, EM:
Julie.wraithmell@myfwc.com). Email inquiries preferred .

2 RESEARCH ASSISTANTS TROPICAL AUSTRALIA. Two experienced ornithologists
are needed to study the sex-roles of Pheasant Coucals, from November
2005 to March 2006 near Darwin. Food and accommodation with pool and
aircon are provided but unfortunately no stipend can be paid. Successful
applicants enjoy taking responsibility for their part of the project.
Enthusiasm for field work is critical since even at 4:30 am the
temperature is 32 C with 95% humidity. Also you should not be more
afraid than necessary of snakes, crocs and deadly spiders. The study
area is close to some of the most amazing National Parks of Northern
Australia (Kakadu, Litchfield) to visit in your days off. Applicants
should have experience in finding nests and with mistnetting. Only
applications for a minimum period of 2 months will be considered but
assistant that can stay for the entire period are preferred. Please
e-mail me why you want to volunteer in the project and include a short
CV as well as the e-mails of 2 referees (EM: golo.maurer@anu.edu.au,
homepage URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/BoZo/Golo).

FIELD TECHNICIAN needed from 1 August - 31 October 2005 to assist with a
study of shorebird migration in western Kentucky. Duties will include
counting and identifying shorebirds, taking soil cores to examine prey
availability, and some vegetation sampling. Individuals experienced with
shorebird identification preferred. The successful applicant must be
self-motivated, able to work independently, and willing to work long
hours under diverse field conditions. Salary: about $1200/mo; housing
also provided; must provide own vehicle (gas expenses reimbursed). To
apply, send a resume, including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of at least three references, to GARY RITCHISON, Dept. of
Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave.,
Richmond, KY 40475 or electronically to gary.ritchison@eku.edu.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed immediately for woodpecker research in Jasper
National Park, Canada! Two positions are available from now till approx.
15 August (possibly later) to assist in a project comparing the breeding
demographics of three-toed and black-backed woodpeckers within burned
and unburned forests. Responsibilities include nest monitoring,
fledgling surveys, assisting with banding, and vegetation analysis.
Previous field experience especially with forest birds and/or navigation
with GPS is an asset but enthusiasm, good attitude and willingness to
learn are most important. Applicants must be in good physical condition,
capable of walking long distances in rugged terrain and able to work
independently (but within radio contact with others) while in the field.
Applicants should have first aid certification and a valid drivers
license. Research is conducted both within Jasper National Park and
around Hinton, AB and housing will be provided in Hinton (in a large
house shared with other crew members). Salary starts at ~$1850/month CDN
but is commensurate with experience. To apply please send a cover
letter, resume and 3 references ASAP to SHAWNA PELECH (EM:
sapelech@ualberta.ca), or phone 780-865-4320 or email for more information.

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