Monthly Archives: June 2013

Peregrines for Wednesday lunch?

…anyone fancy going to see the almost fledged peregrines on Wednesday lunch 1pm?Just hanging onto the nest it seems so we should get some good views- bring your binoculars

cheers, Andy

Raspberry Pi

Records details of all nest box visitors by computer chip – as shown on spring watch

only 30 quid!


Accommodation required

Ali Foroozani is coming to Sheffield to work in the Mol Ecol Lab for approx 3 weeks from the 17th June and looking for a room to rent please. If you can help, please contact Ali directly =

Terry’s group meeting – today – CANCELLED

apologies for the short notice.

Field assistant fairy-wrens

I am looking for a field assistant to monitor a population of red-winged fairy-wrens in south-west Australia for a 15 week period (9 October 2013 – 22 January 2014) as part of an on-going study on cooperation and competition. The study is based at Smithbrook Nature Reserve in one of the 35 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Duties include searching for nests, monitoring colour-ringed birds, behavioural observations, mist netting and data entry. Working days are long, start early and consist of lots of hiking through dense forest with occasional encounters with venomous snakes. Applicants must be physically fit and have outstanding hearing and vision, be able to work independently, get along well with others in remote field setting and tolerate hot weather conditions. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a strong work ethic are a must. Qualifications: experience monitoring colour-ringed birds, nest-searching, mist netting and current drivers licence. Field assistant will be appointed as a research assistant at the Australian National University (total base salary $13,907 AUD). Onsite accommodation is provided, but candidate must pay their own flight to Perth, Australia. To apply, please email a letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, and a resume including names and contact information for 3 referees to Lyanne Brouwer ( Applicants will be considered as they apply until the position is filled.

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