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    Volunteer Field Assistants for Behavioral Ecology Study in Common Stonechat in the Southwest China

    • Employer: Dali University & Beijing Normal University
      Location: Dali prefecture, Yunnan Province
      Country: China
      Last Date to Apply: 03/04/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Our team will study the breeding ecology of Common Stonechat (Saxicola maurus) in agricultural environment of Dali prefecture, Yunnan Province of China from April 1 to June 30. This project is focus on the breeding strategy of Stonechat in disturbance environment. The assistants will work with a researcher of Dali University. Duties will include nest searching, mist-netting and banding birds, blood sampling, behavior observation and record, as well as any other works involved in the field. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the Bai nationality’s traditional culture.

    Previous experience with birds is preferred, but not essential (basic training such as mist-netting and bird banding will also be provided). Volunteers are expected to around three months (at least two months), and 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.

    To Apply: Please contact De-pin LI, and send a self-introduction (CV) to email: depinli@gmail.com. The CV should include your basic information and your skill, as well as what is your aims to gain from this field work.  

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