Volunteer field assistants: Australian grass finches (Australia) ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de octubre de 2013

Volunteer field assistants: Australian grass finches (Australia)

East Kimberley, Western Australia
February - May or March - June 2014

We are looking for 2-3 volunteer field assistants to help with various
projects on Gouldian and Crimson finches. Field work will be conducted
in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia between February and
June 2013 (specific dates may vary). Volunteers are asked to commit for
a minimum of 3-4 months. Much of the field work will be during the late
wet season when temperatures are regularly above 40oC and humidity is
extreme (80-90%).

Specific duties will vary depending on the project but include locating
and monitoring nests, re-sighting colour bands, habitat assessment and
data entry. Volunteers will need to be prepared for early mornings
6 days a week, long hours in tropical conditions (including wading
through creeks and long walks over rocky and hilly terrain), sharing
cooking duties, living and working in a small team and have a good work
ethic. Volunteers will need to be physically fit and have a drivers
licence. Desirable qualifications include experience with behavioural
studies and re-sighting colour banded birds.

Accommodation and travel within Australia will be covered however the
volunteer will provide their own food and international travel (the
latter may be negotiable for the right candidate).  To apply please
contact Catherine at The Australian National University; catherine.young
AT anu.edu.au with you cv and two references. Deadline: October 25th 2013

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