AVIAN ECOLOGY FIELD ASSISTANTS (3): are needed to study the personality and breeding strategy of Chestnut Thrush (Turdus rubrocanus), Elliot’s Laughingthrush (Garrulax ellioti) and Plain Laughingthrush (G. davidi) etc. in west of China. The research work is at Badu in Lianhuashan National Nature Reserve, Gansu as a field station of Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, blood sampling, manipulating the condition of parenting birds, behavior observation and record, as well as any other works involved in the field. Personal study project that under the general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend near three months on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with others. All expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the Chinese tradition and culture.
To learn more, please visit our website: http://english.klaecb.ioz.cas.cn/research/groups/sunyuehua/member/
Please send a cover letter (highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and a resume (including the names, photo, phone numbers, and e-mail address) to Tingting Yi(EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to contact Tingting with any questions you might have.