Hey everyone. Again, apologies for the disappearance but my blogging mojo is just absolutely gone, so coming up with anything to write about lately has been, well, a challenge. Nothing right now is too interesting because it’s the same thing everyday: get up early, drive, eat, search for bird nests, eat, drive, nap/workout, eat, bed! Doesn’t that just sound exciting?! I know you’re just engrossed in my overwhelming schedule.
Anyhow, I thought I would talk about some things for the future. Lots of different things have been on my mind as far as what I’m going to be doing for field work in the fall. There are so many bird opportunities out there that I’m hope to be allowed to partake in and explore! I have been sweeping the job boards and looking are various jobs to see what’s been available and of greatest interest to me. Here are a few:
Red-backed or Superb Fairywrens in Australia: Now how fun does that sound? First off, I am totally down to going back to Australia and working in the environment there again. There is nothing I love more than visiting various types of ecosystems on different continents and the opposite hemisphere! But of course the biggest perk is just that it’s in Australia and I remember seeing the little Fairywrens when I was there previously and loving them!
Hummingbirds in Peru: This one is tugging at my heart the hardest. It’s super competitive to get any of these jobs, but even more so when they’re limited to only hiring one person. I am going to try my hardest when I apply for this one because I can’t even begin to describe how excited I would be to work with tropical hummingbirds vs. the ones I’ve handled in the U.S. And of course it’s Peru; when would I ever go to Peru!? Ok, the thought has always been there but there is always my safety to consider…
Hawks in the West: I have blogged about a Hawk Watch in Southern Texas at Smith Point that I did back in the fall of 2009 where I counted thousands and thousands of hawks over the course of a few months and it is certainly a site to see. You all know how much I love hawks and would love to work with them, so this job is definitely something to consider!
Now let me just clarify that these are jobs that I think look interesting; I haven’t even applied yet! I will be in the near future and of course will let you know if I get accepted to any of them. I’m excited to see what happens and how the end of the year pans out! It’s been a while since I’ve gone anywhere exotic so I’m kind of hoping for that (ok, I have gone to Hawaii, but that’s not work; that’s play!).
I know not many of my readers have the same kind of lifestyle as me but I would love to hear about what everyone else does for work! Or what you wish you were doing for work…hehe!