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bird watches needed again

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Old Thursday 10th March 2005, 10:15   #1
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bird watches needed again

As there are adventurous bird watchers all over the globe on this great site, i just wanted to share this with you all.

VOLUNTEER HAWKWATCH COUNTERS, for the Migratory Raptor Conservation
Project in Talamanca, Costa Rica. FALL Migration season goes from 15
August to 15 December 2005. DUTIES INCLUDE: assisting and working
with official counters in identifying and counting raptors, data
entry, and flight interpretation to visitors. LOCATION: South
Caribbean Costa Rica, Talamanca Region, between Puerto Viejo and
Cahuita, Limón Province. The Hawkwatch is located in the Kéköldi
Indigenous Reserve, a 3500 ha reserve of Primary and Secondary
forests and some cocoa plantations. The Kéköldi Hawkwatch started in
2000, and it's the second best place in the world to witness raptor
migration (after Veracruz, Mexico) and the only tropical active
Hawkwatch, with more than 1 million birds counted per season. It is
also the biggest known migration spot for Peregrine Falcons (3200
during the Fall 2004!). Observations are made from a 10m tower built
at Kéköldi Indigenous Reserve, 210 m. a.s.l., with a 360ş view over
the flyway area. DURATION: Minimum 1-month participation. Volunteers
that stay for the whole season preferred. HOUSING: available at
nearest town, 30 minute hike to the tower, or at new lodge built in
the Indigenous Reserve. Low cost lodging. QUALIFICATIONS: Bird
observation experience or previous ornithology fieldwork experience
preferred but not required. Volunteers must be physically fit and
willing to work long hours under hot and humid conditions;
maintaining enthusiasm and humor, and being able to work in a team
is also very important. Some Spanish knowledge is important but not
obligatory. The project provides training in raptor ID and
estimating large numbers of migrating birds. This is a great
opportunity to increase your fieldwork experience, while working in
a great environment, and learning more about conservation efforts
with migratory birds in the Neotropics. If interested contact ALICE
GAMA ([email protected]).
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