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Costa Rica Bird Observatories is seeking for a field
Job title: Field Coordinator
Location: Costa Rica (San Jose, Tortuguero, Madre Selva)
Application: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for
3 references, attached to an email with the subject ³Field Coordinator²
to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin July 15 of
2013 and will continue until position is filled. You can submit your
application at any time.
The Field Coordinator ensures that fieldwork gets done, and provides
guidance to other banders in how to collect and process bird monitoring
data. The coordinator works in close coordination with the Executive
Director and the Data Manager to ensure proper collection and archival
of banding and census data, as well as to schedule field crews and
management of equipment and band inventories.
Salary: U.S. $500-$700 per month depending on qualifications, plus
room and board at CRBO facilities. Minimum commitment 6 months.
Why work with CRBO
CRBO is an established science and conservation organization, and
the oldest bird observatory in Latin America, working in Costa Rica
since 1994. We work at some of the most important bird watching and
conservation destinations in the country. CRBO has one of the most
important datasets of bird banding in Latin America, and offers a
wide variety of opportunities including the possibility of empowering
your career through data analysis, and the chance to actively participate
in the collaboration and preparation of scientific publications. This
position allows you to become fully immersed in Latin American culture
by living amongst Costa Rican colleagues.
Highly qualified bird bander (passerines) Experience with coordination
of teams and crew leading Latin America experience is a plus Social
and outgoing person North American Banding Council (or other) certification
is a plus Spanish is a plus Strong organizational skills and ability
to follow directions Dedication to the Mission and Goals of CRBO Computer
skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word and Access) Must be independent
and task oriented. Capable of functioning independently
Provide leadership to bird monitoring crews in all aspects of data
collection, data archival and data entry.
Ensures proper and timely scheduling of bird monitoring activities
and promotes coordination between partners.
Facilitates travel reservations and notifications to stations and
partners when crews are scheduled.
Provides travel and logistics advice and leadership to the crews.
Performs frequent inventories and manages equipment and supply requirements.
60 % of time in the field 40% at CRBO headquarters at INBio in San
In partnership with
INBio / Klamath Bird Observatory / US Forest Service Wings Across
the Americas /
Western Hemisphere Bird Banding Network
Comunicaciones Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica
Coordinador Nacional Partners in Flight
Tel.(506) 2507-8208 -
Cel. (506) 8834-4858
INBioparque, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com> / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ www.pifcostarica.org <http://www.pifcostarica.org/>
posted July 16
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY -- We are looking
for undergraduates to participate in the Golondrinas de las Americas,
a network of biologists
studying tree swallows in the genus Tachycineta from Argentina to
Alaska. Founded by Cornell University professor David Winkler almost
decade ago and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Golondrinas
de las Americas project trains students to study the
breeding biology and behavior of swallows in North, Central and South
America. The internship lasts approximately two and one half to four
months depending on the season and location. Using standardized protocols,
students conduct field work, learn how to keep field records,
maintain nest boxes and search for swallows. The knowledge gained
from the project is helping us understand the reasons for geographic
variations in the clutch sizes of these birds. In the long term, we
anticipate the Golondrinas de las Americas project will contribute
our knowledge about the impacts of climate change and the life histories
of the birds and their insect prey. Interns must have a demonstrated
interest in environmental biology or a related field. The ability
to work, live, and communicate well with others under rigorous and
remote conditions is essential. Travel and living expenses as well
as a small stipend are provided. For more information or to apply
for the program, contact CAREN COOPER (EM: Caren.Cooper AT cornell.edu).
A completed application includes a cover letter, C.V. or resume, and
contact information for two professional references. For a map of
existing sites visit (URL: http://golondrinas.cornell.edu/Maps/MapOfStudySites.html).
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