Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL)
Location: Northern Mexico
Last Date to Apply: 15 Aug 2014
Details: We are looking volunteers (2-4) to survey Maroon-fronted Parrots from September to October 15. This endangered species breeds in Northern Mexico, specifically in Nuevo León and Coahuila. They are found in pine forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental and nest inside of natural holes on cliffs. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the nest site. Survey will run from 7 am until 5 pm. Good physical condition is required as surveys require walking 4-5 km through mountainous woodlands daily. Surveys will occur during the rainy season so trails may be wet and muddy. Surveys required sustained periods of stationary observation; expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching cliffs and 2-3 hours searching for predators and avifauna around nest sites. Housing and food will be provided. Surveyors will have the option to participate in a bird survey inside of a Sierra Maderas del Carmen Project in Coahuila to monitor shrub and grassland birds as well as other activities with the Ornithology Lab. The project is funded by National Comission of Protected Areas (Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas-SEMARNAT), a mexican federal agency, this project will be accomplished by the Ornithology Lab at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.
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