lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015


Watch, handle, and interact with seabirds like you would at no other field camp in the world. Spend your summer assisting with a long term study of seabird population ecology on Middleton Island, Alaska. Located in the Gulf of Alaska, Middleton Island supports colonies of Pelagic Cormorants, Glaucous-winged gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Common Murres, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Tufted Puffins. Work as part of an international crew monitoring the breeding biology of these species at this remote site. Positions begin in early May and continue through mid August. Expect to spend your time monitoring breeding parameters of colonial nesting birds on both an abandoned radar tower colony and on natural breeding habitat. Tower monitoring includes feeding, nest site attendance, weighing and measuring birds, and banding. Activities on natural breeding habitats include cliff productivity monitoring, burrow monitoring, walking plots, weighing and measuring chicks, banding, counts, and more. Expect to work long hours in inclement weather. Receive paid roundtrip airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (and to Middleton Island) from anywhere in the United States, food and lodging while volunteering for the project, $5/day per diem, and approximately one day off per week. Living arrangements are semi-primitive. First Aid/CPR certification required. Interested parties should send CV and at least two references to Scott Hatch (, USGS-Alaska Science Center, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503. Email applications encouraged. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified.