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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
3) All applicants will first be expected to attend a training course in Bangkok, run by Dr. Kaset Sutasha, during the first week of August. Applicants will then be interviewed by The Flyway Foundation committee on the last day of training in order to select the 3 interns. Additionally, a field training will be held on site in Chumphon Province, for successful Khao Dinsor Interns, together with the annual count manager, during the last week of August. This training will be run by Chukiat Nualsri who founded the raptor research programme in Chumphon.
For more information : theflywayfoundation.or.th