Friends for Conservation and Development are looking for student volunteers to help monitor Scarlet Macaws in the Chiquibul. You'd get to stay at their base for a week, monitor Scarlet Macaws, hike the Chiquibul, play in the Macal river, and have a great time doing it all.
The Environmental Research Institute has posted about it on their FB page:
The Chalillo reservoir in the Chiquibul forest is a majestic area due to the occurrence of scarlet macaws that not only gives a colorful sight to the forest but also makes it a magical area to put conservation efforts in place. I take this opportunity to write you in seeking potential students that may be interested in helping us monitor the new hatchlings in the area. Our team have identified areas where scarlet macaws have hatched and the aim is now to put a presence in the area on a daily basis.
Presently we are organizing ourselves in sending people to the area to monitor these new hatchlings with the intention of preventing poaching. Trips up to the area are being planned on a weekly basis and particularly to depart from our base in Cayo on Tuesdays. Groups may consist of 5-6 persons. At each trip 3 -4 volunteers in average can participate. Once the team departs they would remain for the entire week and come down on Tuesdays. Due to the distance, and logistics trips mid week trips may not be possible.
These birds are now vulnerable. Already we have registered Guatemalans near the nest and we may have lost already two/three birds due to poaching.
FCD is sending this message out to you due to your interest in species conservation. If you come up with any students interested in joining on this effort kindly advise me so we can start to coordinate the possibilities.