Volunteer To Find The First Fiji Petrel Nest--Ever

Here's another one of those crazy bird volunteer jobs:

VOLUNTEER–NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is looking for a volunteer to work on its Fiji Petrel project. One of the world's rarest and most enigmatic seabirds, the nesting burrow of the Fiji Petrel on Gau Island has never yet been found. We are looking for an independent, experienced volunteer to work on Gau Island May-Aug 2009 or longer. The volunteer will work with Gau community members and will live in a Fijian village situation, the work will comprise searches for the Fiji Petrel and also monitoring and pest eradication work with Collared Petrel colonies.

The volunteer does not have to have advanced seabird skills and experience, but must have wildlife/conservation field work experience in a developing country. The volunteer will have to pay their own airfares to and from Fiji, full keep and local travel costs will be provided whilst in Fiji.

Contact: Dick Watling (EM: watling AT naturefiji.org).