Tropical Avian Behavior Research Technician: Costa Rica

Kansas State University
Volcán Tenorio National Park, Costa Rica
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$3000 stipend, station fees, food, and accommodation expenses at the field site will be provided
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
RESEARCH TECHNICIANS needed for studies of a tropical songbird in Costa Rica. These studies will investigate variation in courtship behaviors of the White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) at Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio in northern Costa Rica. We will be surveying for lek sites and mist-netting, but the primary effort will be conducting intensive behavioral observations at display sites. Conditions will be wet, remote, and rustic. Research will begin early March 2019 and continue through June 2019. Assistants should be willing to commit to the entire field season.
A positive attitude and ability to cope with and have a sense of humor about unpredictable and grueling field conditions is absolutely necessary. Being open to the challenges and rewards of living in a rural Costa Rican community is also key. We are especially seeking applicants with mist-netting and bird-handling skills. Prior experience working in the tropics, functional Spanish, and general outdoorsmanship are highly valued. Please send contact information for three references, a resumé or CV and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position to eshogren AT
Contact Person
Elsie Shogren
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