FIELD BIOLOGIST – Amigos de las Aves, Costa Rica. 2008 ~

20 de enero de 2008

FIELD BIOLOGIST – Amigos de las Aves, Costa Rica. 2008

Amigos de las Aves,,
a non profit organization founded in 1992 by Richard and Margot Frisius,
formed a re-introduction program in Costa Rica with the Scarlet Macaw (Ara
macao) and the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambigua). Our program has grown over
the years to be a highly successful project with possibly the largest
collection of Great Green Macaws in the world. We have two release sites in
Costa Rica at the present time. We have a comprehensive data collection
study including nesting, behavioral aspects, feeding regimes and
integration. We are always interested in enhancing the study as our program
grows, but we do not wish our birds electronically tagged. We are seeking a
‘field biologist’ to join our team. To work at all our release sites, based
primarily at one, supervising all the sites and building any new sites.

You may be required to work on your own at times and you will supervise
/interns/biologists and provide them with guidance
according to their tutorial requirements. You will be required to provide up
to date data input and reports, as well as articles for publication and
scientific papers for submission, attend visits and presentations to
congress. You will need to build up good relations at the release sites with
the owners and the local community – especially as the locals tend to be
very proud of their birds and provide vital information upon the birds
whereabouts. Education within the community is also important. Security is
paramount. You will need to have some basic understanding of the Spanish
language. You will also need to apply for the correct permits to study which
can be done within the country.

As we are a small but enthusiastic team, you will be expected to mix in well
with all personnel, volunteers, government officials, site owners and the
community. You will need to motivated, sensible, down to earth, trustworthy,
loyal and enthusiastic and have a high level of integrity.

MOST IMPORTANTLY!!!! We are looking for someone who is passionate about
birds, preferably had ‘hands on’ experience and knows how birds think!

And are totally committed to conservation primarily, and have at least an
undergraduate degree in a related subject. You will live on site and
accommodation is provided. There is livable (for Costa Rica) wage of $300
per month. Weather may be unpredictable and can vary from very hot to very
wet! and bugs and beasts abound. The position is available from Apr. This is
a unique opportunity to experience a unique program and to enjoy these
magnificent birds and beautiful country. Please apply sending a current CV
with two references to att: MARTI EVERETT, Curator, Amigos de las Aves

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