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FIELD ASSISTANT : GRASSLAND BIRDS BREEDING IN THE PAMPAS

Position: Research Field Assistant
Organization: Museo de La Plata
Location: Parque Costero del Sur, Punta Indio, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Period: from October 21st to December 16th
Stay required: 4 weeks (longer stays can be considered later)

We are looking for field assistants in our long-term study of breeding biology of various ground-nesting birds (Anthus spp., Sicalis luteola, Ammodramus humeralis, Nothura maculosa, and others).

We collect information on reproductive success, foraging behaviour, chick growth rates, population trends and behavior ecology. Field work consists of nest searching, monitoring, census, banding, conducting behavioral observations and vegetation measurements. Research work is part of a PhD thesis at Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Applicants must get along well with others, be willing to work hard, and be self motivated. Good physical condition and ability to make careful observations are preferred.

Volunteers will stay in a rustic field camp 25 km from the nearest town. Volunteers should bring their own tent and sleeping bag. They must provide their own airfare to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and transportation from Buenos Aires to La Plata (55 km).

Camp has electricity, limited Internet and phone access, drinkable water and limited hot shower.

English or Spanish language knowledge is required (Spanish learning opportunities during the your stay!)

Work hours: apporx. 8 hours a day in the field, 5.5 days a week, plus resposabilities at the camp. Each volunteer decides when to use their free days.

Volunteers are required to pay a fee (U$D 50 per week) to cover food, lodging and help defray costs of the project.

TO APPLY: send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to Martín Colombo (martin.alejandro.colombo@gmail.com) with the subject "Volunteer opportunity 2019" Further information will be provided via email, don't hesitate to ask!

 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 4 2019    ID: 53947