Raptor Counters at PRONATURA VERACRUZ AC
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 3 months
Job Type: Seasonal
Application Deadline: 06/20/2016
Job Description: the Veracruz River of Raptors project is looking for Enthusiastic and experienced Raptor Counters to participate in the Biggest Bird/raptors migratory corridor in the planet, and average of 4.5 million raptors counted every Fall from August 20th to November 20th,the main duties are:Identify and count North American migratory raptors plus other waterfowl, songbirds and more. The accommodation is in the town of Chichicaxtle, where we have the Dr. Mario Ramos Bird Observatory. The other count site is in Cardel City (6 miles away from Chichicaxtle). In this area you will see: Laughing Falcon, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-headed Parrot, Lineated Woodpecker, Scrub Euphonias, Mexican Sheartailed and many more. This is a long term monitoring project starting in 1991. This year is the project's 25th Anniversary,interact with all ages of people will be needed. If you love Raptors and have enough experience identifying them, this position is for you. Housing is provided and transportation to the count sites, (not airfare) but we pick you up in the Veracruz International Airport. Initial training is provided and orientation, (Spanish required but not necessary with enough experience, many people here speaks English). the job is 2 days work and one day off, (20 days of work/month). All crew will help to set up the stations before the count stats. Apply and get your body goosebumps when a line up to 50,000 Broad-winged Hawks or Swainson's get thru your eyes!
Qualifications: We are hiring enthusiastic and hard-working -people-birders-biologist- with skills identifying and estimating large groups of raptors, song birds and water birds at the two PRONATURA´s count sites. (People with previos raptors identifications skills are likely selected)
Compensation: Salary for counter: $8,000 pesos (around 540 USD aprox) to $8,800 Mexican pesos (600 USD aprox). All salaries depending on experience, the bus trips to Cardel will be included in your monthly payment). This is a life experience more than a job that you will remember your hole life!.
To Apply:Sent a letter of interest and CV to (firstname.lastname@example.org)and tape in the subjet line: Raptor Counter
Number of Openings: 5