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Bird Banding & Endangered Hummingbird Surveys Ecuador



Join Dr. Dusti Becker and Ana Agreda (MSc. Ornithologist) for an exciting 14-day avian conservation research experience in the coastal cordillera of western Ecuador. Dr. Becker, a well-known tropical avian ecologist with over 25 years of experience in Ecuador, will lead the expedition with Ms. Agreda, assisted by Ecuadorian para-biologists, Pasc […]

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Dates of program:
6-19 August 2023, or 4-17 December 2023

Duration of program:
2 weeks

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

A cost-share donation of $1850 covers transportation in Ecuador, meals, and lodging during the 2-week conservation expedition, reserve fees, salaries for Ecuadorian cooks and para-biologists, and all entrance fees. Airfare to and from Ecuador and expenses in Guayaquil are not included. Once a volunteer has applied and has been accepted on a Life Net Nature team, a deposit donation of $250 is required to secure the position. Final payment of the cost-share donation is due by October 15, 2022.

Other information:
Students, recent graduates and others looking for hands-on training and resume building experience will benefit greatly from this project. Participants also have the possibility to use team data for future projects including planned publications, undergraduate projects, or graduate degrees.


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