Chumphon Raptor Center > Three Interns sought for Autumn Migration Bird Count at Khao Dinsor
Three Interns sought for Autumn Migration Bird Count at Khao Dinsor, Chumphon, Thailand in the Year 2016

         The Flyway Foundation is seeking three interns for 11 weeks from 1 September to 15 November. Their primary responsibility will be to work as a team to identify and count migrant raptors, under the direction the Annual Raptor Count Manager, in concert with volunteer counters (when available). Some instruction will be provided by experienced counters. Successful applicants will be expected to be present at Khao Dinsor, Pathiu District, Chumphon, Thailand, for the entire period.

         Applicants should be physically fit (it is a steep, 20-30 minute, climb to the observation site); have their own optical instruments (binoculars, camera/telephoto lens and telescope if possible). Applicants may also have the opportunity to assist with mist-netting and banding on occasion.

         Accommodation and transport will be provided and successful applicants will receive a daily stipend to cover food.

         Some formal biological qualifications would be advantageous. Previous birdwatching experience is essential.

         Apply in writing to chuenchom.h@gmail.com All applications should be accompanied by a brief CV and a letter of reference.

1) Khao Dinsor is the pre-eminent site in SE Asia for observing southwards raptor migration, with over 280,000 raptors of 25 species passing the site each autumn.

2) The Flyway Foundation is a non-profit body which helps promote appreciation of Thai fauna through supporting conservation-oriented research by both Thai and foreign scientists. Its current focus is with Chumphon Raptor Center to study migration of birds, especially raptors, in the Upper South region.

Please send your letter of application, letters of references, and a brief CV to chuenchom.h@gmail.com

 

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