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2015年野外工作志愿者招募 VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS needed for field study in 2015

We welcome volunteers to join us for our studies of Black-throated tits and Silver-throated tits

In the past few years, we have hosted volunteer assistants from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Macao. In 2015, we welcome volunteers to join us our field study of the breeding biology and behavior of the tits in the Dongzhai National Nature Reserve in central China. The project will start in January, 2015 and will last until the end of the breeding season (usually early June). Volunteers are welcome to join at any time during the project, but those who can stay longer are preferred. Main duties include mist-netting and banding birds, searching nest, blood sampling, behavioral observation, watching nest-monitoring videos, data entry, as well as any other possible works involved in the field. Assistants will work with researchers from Beijing Forestry University. 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. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn field skills of ornithological research, see many Chinese bird species of central China, and experience Chinese tradition and culture.

Qualifications:
Previous experience with birds is preferred, but not essential. Basic training such as bird banding, behavioral observation, blood sampling, will be provided. Volunteers are expected to have strong interests in birds and animal behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with team members.

To Apply:
To apply and inquire, please contact Jin YU at “yujin0819@qq.com”. Please include a cover letter and a resume when applying. Together with the application, we appreciate it if the applicants could have ≥2 recommendation letters directly sent by references to the above email address.

Here is a link of a video made by our American assistant, Martin Brazeau, which gives a brief introduction to the work and his experience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1KOF-St-aA

 

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