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  1. The Toucan Ridge Bird Observatory, located at the T.R.E.E.S Research Center in the Maya Mountains of Belize is currently is looking for experienced banders with experience banding Central American or South American birds. The position is to work alongside experienced banders from the Calgary Bird Banding Society for the spring 2020 banding session. The focus of the position is to continue the resident bird data collection during the 2020 spring session as well as train apprentices in extractions, banding, ageing and sexing as well as explaining the basics in bird banding with an emphasis on the banders codes of ethics as well as bird safety. This is a great opportunity for experienced banders to work at a tropical banding station, collaborate with other experienced banders and use their teaching skills with less experienced extractors and banders. In addition, the TRBO has been collecting banding data since 2012 and is currently compiling data and preparing peer-reviewed manuscripts. There are opportunities for collaborations for those who would like to contribute to the litterature of little known Central American birds as well as on molt strategies of some of these species. Dates of position: March 27th through May 11th, 2020. We will consider banders that can join us for two week periods but we will give priority to banders that can stay for the whole 6 week program. Schedule: Banding runs every day Monday through Sunday, from 5:30 am until 11:00 am. Other wildlife monitoring projects are run between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm (turtle radio-telemetry) and 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm (bats). The BIC's are welcome to travel to visit other locations in Belize on weekends. Prior Experience: Prior experience banding in Central or South America is a requirement and a bonus if an NABC trained instructors or a bander with teaching experience. Also need to be familiar with the WRP system and ageing codes. Very strong bird banding ethics a must. Salary: The TRBO will cover room and board and depending on the amount of experience from the applicant as well as the length of time the bander will be at the station, there is possibility of a stipend. How to Apply: Please contact us at info@treesociety.org and we will send you an application. For more information on our organization and facilities please visit our website: www.treesociety.org
  2. The Toucan Ridge Bird Observatory, located at the T.R.E.E.S Research Center in the Maya Mountains of Belize, currently has between 4-6 apprenticeship spots open for our Spring 2020 Bird Banding Apprenticeship Program. During this Apprenticeship you will learn how to set-up mist-nets, extract passerine birds from mist-nets, learn proper bird banding techniques, learn how to I.D., age and sex resident birds as well as Neotropical migrants, learn proper data entry, and more. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced banders and other apprentices from around the world. Apprentices will also have the opportunity to learn additional avian monitoring techniques, as well as methodologies to study other wildlife species, including turtle radio-telemetry and bat mist-netting. Fees for the Apprenticeship: $450 US/week which includes all tutorship, access to all required equipment, all meals Monday through Sunday, and lodging at the research center in shared dormitory-style cabins with other same sex interns/apprentices/volunteers. Fees do not include airport transfer, flights, or travel medical insurance. Dates for the Apprenticeship: March 27th through May 11th, 2020. Sessions run a minimum of two weeks but preferably the entire 6 weeks of the spring banding season. Schedule: Banding runs every day Monday through Sunday, from 5:30 am until 11:00 am. Other wildlife monitoring projects are run between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm (turtle radio-telemetry) and 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm (bats). Apprentices are welcome to travel to visit other locations in Belize on weekends if they desire, however no refunds on food and lodging will be available if the apprentice decides to leave. Prior Experience: No prior experience required. However, experienced bird banders are also welcome and will be treated according to their experience level and are eligible for *discounted rates (up to $150 US less per week). How to Apply: To register for our program please contact us at info@treesociety.org and we will send you an application. For more information on our organization and facilities please visit our website: www.treesociety.org *To apply for discounted rates, please fill out an NABC certification application at http://www.nabanding.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Application-Assistant-and-Bander-200609102.pdf and send to info@treesociety.org and we will determine if you are eligible.
  3. Hello Sarah, we will likely be hosting spring 2020 and a fall 2020 NABC workshops again this year. Please contact us a info@treesociety.org for further information! Sincerely, Mathieu (Thank you for the reply Ellen )
  4. We are Ecorana Environmental, an eco-travel and environmental education company that specializes in creating and planning applied learning holidays for students, researchers, and eco-tourists alike. The NABC workshop and certification session will be held at our partner facility in Belize, operated by the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S), a grassroots conservation organization that operates the T.R.E.E.S Field Station which is a small biologist-managed research and education facility nestled in the picturesque Maya Mountains of Belize. About the Training: After four years of successful NABC workshops in Belize, this spring banding workshop is back by popular demand! Over the 5-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of bird banding from certified NABC trainers. Instruction will be primarily field-based in small groups (max. 4 per trainer), while classroom style discussions will review: the history of bird banding, bird banding techniques, Pyle, Bird Topography, Molt, and other pertinent topics. The workshop is tailored for participants with no experience to those with plenty. For those wishing to become certified (see www.nabanding.net for requirements) at the Assistant, Bander, or Trainer level, the session will take place immediately following the workshop. Register: Contact us at registration@ecorana.ca to register. Only 12 spaces for the workshop and 8 spaces for the certification session are available. Register today to reserve your space! Cost*: $850 US/person (5-day workshop** only) $350 US/person (2-day certification session only) $1200 US/person (7-day workshop and certification) Dates: Nov. 4th – 8th (Workshop, arrive Nov. 3rd & depart Nov. 9th) Nov. 9th & 10th (**Certification, arrive Nov. 8th & depart Nov.11th)
  5. Want to learn more about neotropical bird species, bird census techniques, and avian field work? Want to spend time living and learning about the jungle in the beautiful country of Belize? Want to learn from professional ornithologists? Then this is the internship for you! The goal of this internship is to give the student various experiences in tropical avian studies that will aid the student in developing their skills for a variety of future education and employment opportunities. The main component of the project will be to work with Ecorana tutors and T.R.E.E.S staff in establishing long-term bird monitoring projects (observational surveys and mark-recapture) that are part of a bigger project looking into seasonality off breeding, moult, and movement (resident as well as neotropical migrants) and how it correlates to insect abundance and plant flowering and seed production. In addition to the survey work to be conducted at the T.R.E.E.S Research Center, the intern(s) may also have the opportunity to visit other avian conservation projects in Belize and intern for a few days on them, including at the Bird Rescue Center (a rehabilitiation project) and on a scarlet macaw breeding project in the Chiquibul forest and more... We are looking for interns who are independent yet willing to work in a team environment. Applicants should have a certain level of avian identification skills and should be interested in improving their techniques for proper bird identification and survey methods applicable in the tropics. Applicants should have a desire for learning about the incredible biodiversity of Belize through systematic field surveys and data collection. Benefits -Gain a working knowledge of bird monitoring methods. -Learn Central American birds by sight and sound. -Learn bird banding techniques; both in migrant and resident birds. -Work with ornithologists in a professional setting. -Opportunity to attend personal/professional development days with local experts. -Opportunity to live in and enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and cultural resources of a beautiful country in Central America. -Opportunities to work with other interns, guides and locals from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest in preserving and protecting our natural lands. Terms -Multiple positions available -Start-date: Fall 2018 internships will run from September 10th to October 22nd 2018. -Length of position: minimum 6 weeks -Schedule: 30 hours per week, Monday–Friday. Fees Ecorana fees for internships for international students are $250 US/Week. This includes lodging, food (food 5 days a week, + 30$ for food on Saturday and Sunday) and use of all facilities at the T.R.E.E.S Hosting Center. Training on methodologies by Ecorana biologists and local T.R.E.E.S professionals in their field of study, as well as mentorship from Ecorana tutors for the duration of the intended internship. International students must have international travel medical insurance during their stay in Belize. At the discretion of the T.R.E.E.S managers, local Belizean students (especially those not staying on site) can have fees reduced or exchanged for work. All interns (international and local) are required to pay for transportation to/from the site. To Apply Please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: Stefano Ianiro at sianiro@treesociety.org or visit our sites www.ecorana.ca or www.treesociety.org
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