Prácticas remuneradas ornitológicas en Costa Rica ~

2 de abril de 2018

Prácticas remuneradas ornitológicas en Costa Rica

Intern needed for an ongoing project on bird conservation in San Luis de
Monteverde, Costa Rica (near the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest
Reserve), conducted by Nate Nibbelink’s spatial ecology lab at the
University of Georgia. Duties include mist netting and banding over 150
species of birds, attaching GPS transmitters to two species (Lesson’s
Motmots and Blue-throated Toucanets), recovering transmitters via radio
telemetry, conducting avian visual/auditory point counts, and assistance
with interviews of conservation organization personnel. These activities
will require frequent early mornings. Position starts May 20 and lasts
until July 20. Housing will be covered, but intern is expected to pay
for his/her flight to Costa Rica and meals.

The intern will have the opportunity to live and work in the tropics and
experience a stunning array of biodiversity, including viewing and
handling many different bird species. The intern will learn how to
conduct avian point counts, band birds, use radio telemetry to locate
transmitters, and strengthen his/her Spanish language skills.

Qualifications: Conversational Spanish ability, a passion for birds, a
valid passport, a strong work ethic, and a capacity to work long hours
(and early mornings) in the field in rugged terrain are required.
Preference will be given to applicants with prior banding, radio
telemetry, and/or point counting experience. To apply, send a cover
letter and a recent CV highlighting your qualifications for the position
and including contact information for three professional references with
“Costa Rica Bird Internship” in the subject line to Cody Cox at

Location: San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica

Agency: University of Georgia

Job Category: Internship

Salary: $250/month (housing included)

Start Date: 5/20/2018

Last Date to Apply: 4/8/2018

Contact Person: Cody Cox

Contact email:

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