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Bird Banding Assistants Ecuador

 

Description

Volunteer banding assistants help the project manager and other scientists monitor birds at the Las Tangaras Reserve, Mindo, Ecuador.  The team advances knowledge about tropical montane forest bird communities, including community and species-level responses to deforestation, forest recovery, forest fragmentation, and landscape and climate […]

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Dates of program:
6-19 December, 2020

Duration of program:
2 weeks

Application deadline:
1st November 2020

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
The cost-share donation of US$1650 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 and special lunches and dinner in Mindo and lunch at the Bellavista Reserve. Airfare to and from Ecuador and expenses in Quito are not included.

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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