Technicians to assist with a field study of golden-winged warbler in Honduras


University of Massachsetts Amherst





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We seek two technicians to assist with a field study of golden-winged warbler habitat selection in Honduras, Central America for a 4 month period starting November or December 2016. The project is part of a long-term study of the winter ecology of this species, and is a collaborative effort between the University of Massachusetts, the US Forest Service, the University of Georgia, and the American Bird Conservancy. Duties include capturing golden-winged warblers by target netting to retrieve geolocators, as well as conducting point counts along gradients of forest types, elevations, and habitat conditions. Applicants must possess advanced skills with point count surveys and bird capture, possess at least conversational English and Spanish, and be able to work without supervision for long hours hiking and driving in remote locations. Study sites are within lands controlled by the COMISUYL Coffee Cooperative, so applicants must be sensitive to the interests and concerns of its members, among whom they will be living and working. Housing, food, airfare and a stipend of $750/mo. is provided. To apply, send a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position and your qualifications, a CV, and contact information for three references (all in one document) to