We are looking 2 volunteers to survey Maroon-fronted Parrots. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the nest site.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.
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.
The project is funded by Loro Parque Fundacion (Spain), 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.
Travel to Monterrey, Mexico its not funded. Travel from airport-survey-area-airport will be supported
Duration: 8 weeks
Qualifications: Biology background required. Bird ID knowledge preferable but not required. Good physical condition. Do not affraid of snakes, bobcats, and if you get lucky, of pumas and bears. General spanish knowledge is required.
Starting date: 08/15/2016
End date: 11/15/2015
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to
Oscar Ballesteros (oscar.ballesteros.m AT gmail.com) and to Dr. Juan Garcia Salas (firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com)
deadline : May 15th 2016