lunes, 25 de junio de 2012

Banding Volunteers Hawaii

4 RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS will be needed October 2012 for banding and forest restoration efforts.
Primary field duties will include aiding staff with mist-netting and banding of Kiwikiu, Maui ‘Alauahio and other forest birds and collecting seeds and monitoring vegetation plots for a large forest restoration project.
Field duties are physically challenging, working at 5,000-7,000 feet elevation, in extremely wet (annual rainfall up to 400 inches/year), cold, muddy and steep rainforest conditions.
Desirable Qualifications: (1) Mist-netting and banding experience with passerines, primarily set-up and handling of mist nets and extracting birds and (2) hiking in steep backcountry terrain.
Work schedule will include training and 2 field trips with a break in between for your own free time to explore Maui.
October volunteers will be needed October 2nd until October 26th
Schedule will be training and packing for the field October 2-3, banding October 4-12, off October 13-20, packing again October 21st and restoration work October 22-26th.
Volunteers will be provided with all field gear, accommodation and limited transportation by MFBRP. Volunteers will provide their own food during their stay. This volunteer program is helping to off-set ever increasing research costs. Visit our website for more information about current and past trips.
To apply please send a cover letter outlining your ornithological experience and expertise with special attention to mist netting experience to Hanna Mounce - Please put MFBRP October Volunteer in the title.

For more info, contact:

Hanna Mounce -