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#1 Melanie Colón

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:55 AM

BIRD BANDING & EXPEDITION, AMAZON: Peru
Agency CECCOT - Centro de Educacion, Ciencia y Conservacion Tambopata   Location Peruvian Amazon -- Tambopata Region   Website https://amazonperu-ceccot.org/   Start Date 06/28/2017   Last Date to Apply 05/16/2017   Description Join us in the Amazon for 10 days of bird surveying and bird banding. You will be part of our team as we continue to document the avifauna of our conservation area (CECCOT_Hacienda Herrera). The site covers a unique mosaic of secondary and primary forest and palm swamp with some agricultural land along the Madre de Dios river, located 2km from the town of Puerto Maldonado in the Madre de Dios of southeastern Peru.

Your 10-day program (10D/9N) will include training in bird capture techniques using ground and canopy mist nets and possibly bal-chatri traps, data collection and discussion of field methods (instruction will be offered in English). It will also offer a rare opportunity to examine bird plumage variation by species, age and sex up-close on birds in the hand. Bring your cameras! Birds will be individually marked for long-term monitoring.

The program also includes an overnight field trip to Lago Sandoval (more birds species and giant river otters!), a morning visit to a gorgeous canopy bridge system and a visit to a parrot clay lick. Your accommodations will be comfortable in locally constructed cabins with new beds and mosquito nets. Purified water will be provided. You will also be served fresh, local food each day with vegetarian always available. And lots of Peruvian coffee!

** Please visit our website for more details and find us on Facebook for wonderful photos of the research site and to see what we're up to in the Amazon.   Qualifications ** All levels of experience and education are welcome! Enthusiasm, respect for the natural environment and a good teamwork ethic are the most important requirements.

Further:
Interest in tropical birds and the amazing biodiversity of the Amazon. Healthy sense of adventure. Positive attitude. Respect for all participants and local partners. Willingness to stay in shared cabins. Tolerance for rainy weather and insects. (It is the rainforest!!)

Health: Good mobility for standing and walking muddy trails. ** Must provide proof of travel insurance and yellow fever vaccine.

Fees, donation to CECCOT: US $950
Included: All transportation once you meet us in Puerto Maldonado on June 28. Shared accommodations. All meals, water, juice, coffee. Bird watching with leaders. Field trips and field research training.

Not included: Travel to Puerto Maldonado. Lodging prior to or after the program dates. Immunizations. Books and all personal equipment.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest by email. We will respond promptly. Registrants will receive expedition logistics, accommodation information and pre-course reading material upon acceptance, along receipt of deposit. You will have all of your questions and concerns addressed well in advance!

Payment Schedule: $450 deposit due upon acceptance, Total (US $950) due June 1st 2017

** Please note that your final confirmation can not be established until your deposit is received   Contact Person S. Astacianna Hatcher   Contact eMail astacianna.hatcher@gmail.com

 






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