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22 de octubre de 2005

Chopocientas oportunidades

Gracias Ruth!

Hola a todos! Me ha llegado información acerca de
actividades remuneradas y de voluntariado para todos
estos países:
Perú, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Islas Marianas, Islas
Clemente, Mississipi, California, Costa Rica y Mexico.
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assistants to help participate in a census of parrots
and macaws in south-eastern Peru.
Full training in identification and field techniques
will be given. Work will also involve monitoring the
intriguing parrot and macaw clay licks of the area. A
minimum stay of 2 months is required during which time assistants do have to cover ther costs ($10 a day for food and accommodation). Assistants will be based at various lodges in the region and this project is a great opportunity to explore different regions and river systems in the Tambopata, and an opportunity to experience a wide range of working and field conditions. The project will last from Jan to Dec 2006. For further information, please see, or contact ALAN LEE (EM:
INTERNS needed for studies of Maui Parrotbill, an
endangered forest honeycreeper, on Haleakala, Maui,
Hawaii. Two (2) positions available for a period of 6
months, starting Oct/Nov 2005. Maui Parrotbill are
rare (population estimate 500 ± 230), little known and
nests are extremely difficult to find. Duties will be
to assist field researchers in all or some of the
following: (1) locate and monitor Maui Parrotbill
nests to determine nest success and causes of failure;
(2) collect field data on Maui Parrotbill nest sites
and reproductive behavior; (3) collect re-sight data
from color-banded Maui Parrotbill and other Hawaiian honeycreepers; (4) mist-net forest birds; (5) maintain alien predator control grid of rodenticide bait stations and mechanical traps;
(6) assist staff with other projects. Office duties
include, but are not limited to office, vehicle and
grounds maintenance, data entry, preparation and
maintenance of field equipment and re-supplying field
camps. Field work is extremely physically challenging.
Remote research sites require 10-12 mile hike across
Haleakala crater at 5,000-9,000 ft elevation, living
and working in small teams in extremely wet (annual
rainfall up to 350 inches), cold, muddy and steep
rainforest conditions at high elevations. Helicopters
will be used to re-supply field camps.
Basic aviation safety training is available. Crew
schedule will include 10 day field trips with
alternating days in the office and to re-supply camps.
Interns must be able to work and live in small teams
in remote field camps in extremely physically
demanding conditions, have a good work ethic and work responsibly, and be able and be willing to participate in kill trapping of introduced predators. Desirable qualifications include a B.S. in ecology, biology, ornithology, botany or similar field; bird identification and monitoring skills; experience living in remote field situations. Interns receive a stipend of $650 a month, housing and most field equipment is provided, and limited transportation on Maui is available. This is an opportunity to work in pristine native rainforest and gain field experience in avian conservation and ecosystem management. Applicants must provide their own airfare to Kahului, Maui. To apply send a letter of interest, resume, 3 references (with phone numbers and addresses) to: Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, 2465 Olinda Rd. Makawao, HI 96768 or email: with “Intern MAPA job 2006” in the
subject heading.
For additional information visit our website at FIELD INTERNS (3+) needed for multiple projects being conducted in south Florida, including an investigation of avian-habitat relationships and the effect of fire in pineland bird communities and population dynamics of reintroduced Brown-headed Nuthatches, Eastern Bluebirds, and Wild Turkey in Everglades National Park. Initial responsibilities will include vegetation sampling, radio-telemetry (of turkeys), and data entry and will transition to nest searching and monitoring, resighting color-banded birds, assisting in trapping and banding, and video monitoring. Previous field experience in one of the duties preferred, but not required. Successful applicants must have a strong interest in avian research and conservation, be able to work independently and with others, and be willing to work long hours. Field conditions are physically demanding. Applicants must be able to maintain a good attitude and cheerful disposition under hot, humid, flooded, and buggy conditions. Positions run from at least 1 Jan – 30 May 2006, but at least 1 one will continue until 1 Jul. Pay rate is $900/mo + housing.
Application deadline is 15 Dec 2005, but applications
will be evaluated as they are received. To apply send
(e-mail preferred) cover letter, resume, and the
names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
to: GARY L. SLATER, Ecostudies Institute, 16741 SW 298
Terrace, Homestead, FL, 32601 (EM:

4 FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED to assist with second season
of master’s project studying nest predation of
Golden-cheeked Warblers in central Texas. This study
will examine nest predation and predator composition
in an urban landscape using video cameras at nests.
Position I (2):
Duties include intensive nest searching, monitoring
nests with and without cameras, monitoring video
camera equipment and assisting with set-up and
removal, mapping territories, performing vegetation
surveys and other duties as needed. This position will
run from Mar 6 through
9-16 Jun (14-15 weeks) and pay $9.25/hr. Position II
(2): Duties include territory mapping, intensive nest searching, and monitoring nests with and without cameras. These positions will run from about 6 Mar through 19 May (11 weeks) and pay $8.50/hr. Applicants should have experience nest-searching for forest songbirds using parental behavior. Study site is in Austin, Texas with housing provided. Applicants must be willing to work in an environment of rough terrain that experiences heat, intense thunderstorms, and poisonous snakes and spiders; and should be in good physical shape and able to carry 60+ lb. batteries potentially long distances. Please send cover letter detailing relevant experience and current resume with three references (preferably field supervisors) by 15 Nov 2005 to: JENNIFER REIDY, University of Missouri-Columbia, 302 ABNR School of Natural Resources, Columbia, MO 65211 or via email to: (preferable).

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST –The Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Division of Fish and Wildlife is
seeking a Wildlife Biologist specializing in avian
ecology / ornithology. Job Description: Major duties
will include organizing and conducting several annual,
biannual and quarterly bird surveys, managing data,
analyzing data, producing reports, writing research
proposals. The candidate will also be involved with
grant and project management procuring equipment and
services through government bureaucratic channels.
There will be periodic supervisory duties.
Additionally, the position requires responding to
other government agencies (federal and local), the
public, political and administrative officials in
regards to wildlife issues and management.
These activities include reviewing landuse development applications and large Environmental Assessments. Will need to travel between islands.
Will be required to work in the field and occasionally
under strenuous field conditions. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a MS in ornithology, vertebrate biology, wildlife biology or related field with 2 + years field experience demonstrating a solid avian ecology background. They will have substantial undergraduate and graduate coursework in the above disciplines and related fields. Important skills and experience include bird banding, VCP survey methods and data analysis methods, statistical and data analysis, field experience. The successful candidate is flexible, culturally respectful and sensitive, and a team player. Biologists on a small island in a small office environment will need to be independent and willing to take the initiative on conservation and research issues, however also be able to work with colleagues and coworkers on top priority issues. Flexibility and tolerance in work attitude is essential. Will need to travel and work in the field sometimes under strenuous field conditions. Salary:
will depend on experience beginning at 26K with a
housing allowance of $600 a month and some moving
expenses. General Information: The Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Department of Lands
and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
is the local fish, game, and non game management and
regulatory agency. This is a United States
Commonwealth and enjoys a status that is similar to
other commonwealths or the Territory of Guam. The CNMI
is part of the US Postal System, has US currency and
is considered within US borders. The CNMI is part of
the Mariana Archipelago which is one geographic region
but includes two political entities, the Territory of
Guam and the CNMI.
The local culture is Chamorro and Carolinian. The CNMI
has 14 federally listed endangered bird species, an
endangered Mariana fruit bat, several endangered
plants and a several candidates for listing. Please
see these websites for more information:; To
apply: Interested applicants should send a cover
letter and CV or resume to the Director of Fish and
Wildlife, MR.
PAUL C. HAMILTON. Please submit via email (preferred
method) at: or if email is not possible please
write to the Director at: The CNMI Division of Fish
and Wildlife, P.O. Box 10007, Saipan, MP. 96950. The
deadline for submission is 15 Nov 2005.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed for a monitoring study of
the endemic endangered San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike
(Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) on San Clemente Island,
a Naval installation on the southern-most of
California’s Channel Islands. Duties include nest
monitoring, territory mapping, island-wide surveys of
avifauna, data entry and management, GIS mapping, and
trapping and banding shrikes. Applicants must be in
excellent physical condition, able to identify North
American birds by sight and call, have passerine
banding experience, able to drive 4-wheel drive
vehicle, and have a positive attitude. Preference will
be given to those with experience in nest-searching
and behavioral observation. Work schedule will be 10
days on-island and 4 days off. Compensation:
$1900/month plus housing, food, and transportation
while on the island.
Positions will begin in Jan 2005 and last 6+ months.
To apply please email or fax a resume, cover letter
and contact information for three references to:
SUELLEN LYNN, PRBO Conservation Science. (FX:
619-291-5869; EM: slynn at

dynamics of Interior Double-crested Cormorant
colonies. Agency: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
at Mississippi State University (MSU) and
USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center -
Starkville, MS. Job
Description: Successful candidate will conduct
research and complete course work at Mississippi State University for the ultimate completion of a Masters Degree in Wildlife Ecology. Duties: Successful candidate will conduct research on cormorant breeding ecology in southern Ontario, Canada. Candidate will be required to spend long days in the field in adverse weather conditions with minimal supervision. Must be ready and willing to spend nights in the field if necessary. Must work well with others, but be able to spend long hours working alone. Candidates will be required to handle live birds for banding and research purposes. Must be willing to handle the noise and sanitation conditions typical of large breeding colonies of birds. Qualifications: Candidate must have a BS in wildlife management, ecology, biology or other natural resources related field. Experience with operating boats on large bodies of water is necessary. Experience with radio-telemetry is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with experience/interest in wildlife damage management. Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to safely operate federal vehicles. A minimum score of 1000 on the GRE is required. Benefits: Candidates will receive in-state tuition remission.
Salary: $10,500/yr plus tuition. Start Date: until a
successful candidate is found. To Apply: Send resume,
3 letters of reference and cover letter expressing qualifications and interest. For academic/university information Contact: RICHARD MINNIS, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (PH: 662-325-3158, EM: For information regarding
the research
Contact: TOMMY KING, Research Wildlife Biologist,
USDA/WS/, National Wildlife Research Center, P.O. Box
6099, Mississippi State, MS 39762
(PH: 662-325-8314, EM:

ASSISTANTS NEEDED to help monitor a nest-box
population of barn owls (Tyto alba) in the Central
Valley of California. Research focuses on the breeding
biology of owls, including hormonal influences and
female reproductive strategies. Shared living space
and food provided. Field crew will live in a 3
bedroom, stand-alone house just outside Livingston,
California. Flexible (approximately) 40 hour workweek;
duties primarily performed during daytime hours.
Applicants with previous ornithological experience
preferred, but enthusiasm to learn and work is most
important. Tasks will include: carrying and climbing a
14-foot ladder; handling, measuring, bleeding and
banding adults and nestlings; taking precise field
notes, scoring videos of barn owl nests and entering
data into a spreadsheet. Willingness to work some long
days in occasionally difficult (hot or wet) conditions
with potentially dangerous raptors a must. Housing
site is remote; applicants with own transportation
will be much happier during free time. Good sense of
humor, enthusiasm for biological research and
easygoing nature highly preferred. Positions to be
filled as qualified applicants apply (I would prefer applications by 14 Nov), final decisions will be made in early Dec. Field season will begin in mid-Jan and end in early Jul 2006.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a 3-month
minimum stint in order to be considered, but
applicants willing to work for longer periods are
welcome. For more information contact MEGAN SEIFERT
(EM: Electronic files (resume and
cover letter) MUST be named as followed: Last name
plus first initial then either the word "resume" or
"letter" (For example, Jane Smith would attach two
files to her e-mail: smithj_resume.doc and
smithj_letter.doc). Please attach resume, cover letter
with two references (include name, phone number,
mailing address, email address, and the nature of your relationship with the person) as Word or Acrobat files to an e-mail to: (preferred), or mail hard copies
to: MEGAN SEIFERT School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164

HAWKWATCH RESEARCH ASSISTANT, for the Migratory Raptor Conservation Project in Talamanca, Costa Rica. SPRING migration season goes from 15 Feb to 15 May. POSITION
DESCRIPTION: coordination of spring season migration
count at Kéköldi Hawkwatch; volunteer coordination and
database management. The research assistant will work
under the supervision of project staff, and write a
final report on the migration season. This is a great opportunity for biologists searching for new learning and working experiences in challenging environments and projects of major importance to the conservation of migratory birds in the world. LOCATION: South Caribbean Costa Rica, Talamanca Region, between Puerto Viejo and Cahuita, Limón Province. The Hawkwatch is located in the Kéköldi Indigenous Reserve, a 3500 ha reserve of Primary and Secondary forests and some cocoa plantations. The area hosts more than 400 species of birds, which makes it one of the most diverse in Costa Rica. The Kéköldi Hawkwatch started in 2000, and it’s one of the best places in the world to witness raptor migration and the only tropical active Hawkwatch, with more than 1 million birds counted per season. Observations are made from a 10m tower built at Kéköldi Indigenous Reserve, 210 m a.s.l., with a 360º view over the flyway area.
DURATION: 1 Feb – 31 May 2006. ROOM & BOARD provided
on site. This is a non-paid position, and travel and
other living expenses must be provided by the research assistant. QUALIFICATIONS: Bird observation and hawkwatch experience, or previous ornithology field work experience preferred. Physically fit and willing to work long hours under hot and humid conditions; being able to work with others and lead a team. Most of all, enthusiasm, responsibility, and a deep interest for conservation issues are important. Some Spanish knowledge is important but not obligatory. If interested contact ALICE GAMA (EM: Application
deadline: 30 Nov 2005.

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2) needed for projects on
the population dynamics of Florida scrub-jays (FSJs)
and red-cockaded woodpeckers
(RCWs) at the Avon Park Air Force Range, in
south-central Florida. The positions require
independent work in both longleaf pine and oak scrub
habitats, often in remote areas of a 100,000-acre
military reserve. One position will focus primarily on
FSJs and the other on RCWs, although duties will
overlap. Duties include nest-searching, monitoring
reproductive success, accurately reading color bands
during regular censuses, climbing trees using
sectional ladders, assisting in trapping, banding, and
bleeding jay adults and nestlings, limited data entry,
GPS data collection, using an ATV to conduct habitat
surveys and conducting maintenance on natural and
artificial cavity trees. Applicants should be able to
read color bands and feel comfortable with heights. A
keen interest in birds is the most important
prerequisite, but experience in reading color bands,
capturing, handling and banding birds, tolerance for a
vast array of snakes and biting insects, and working
under hot-humid field conditions will be helpful,
though not essential. Salary is $1200 per month plus
free housing (no pets). FSJ position: 20 Feb through
28 Jul 2006. RCW position: 6 Mar through 1 Sep 2006.
Please indicate if you have a preference. Only
individuals who are US or Canadian citizens, or have a
current US work Visa need apply. Applicants should
send a letter of interest and resume with names, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references via
email to or via snail mail
to Archbold Biological Station Office, Avon Park Air
Force Range, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825.
E-mail applications preferred (please indicate 'field
assistant application' in the subject heading).
Questions may be directed to MICHELLE DENT or LAUREN
GILSON at the same e-mail address or call (PH: 863-452-4182),(email preferred). Applications must be submitted by 31 Oct; early application is encouraged.

MSc or PhD Position - Surf Scoter wintering ecology in
full-time temporary position
Job location: Field work in Mexico

wintering ecology of Surf Scoters in Baja California,
Mexico. This area represents the southern extreme of
the Surf Scoter wintering range along the Pacific, and
offers opportunities to address an array of
interesting features of scoter wintering biology.
These include evaluations of age and sex ratios and
the factors influencing differential migration;
demographic features including survival and dispersal;
foraging ecology, including energetics and feeding
behavior; and habitat use, including interactions with anthropogenic features including bivalve mariculture. These factors can be contrasted with similar data collected in British Columbia, a more central portion of the species wintering range. This work will be done through the Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon Fraser University ( under the supervision of Dr. Dan Esler, in association with David Ward at the Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey ( The position begins January 2006, or possibly September 2006. Please send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and contact information for 3 references to

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