Migratory Bird Lake Habitat – Conservation Asst

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The Exchange

Learn more about tropical ecology, bird biology & conservation! Gain hands-on experience and practical research skills! Participate in campaigns on a variety of environmental issues; to assist in the provision of a comprehensive Environmental Health Service which will focus on the local environment through a combination of advice and education. Colombia has 1886 bird species; most in the world! The lake is home to many migratory birds!

What you offer

24 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

What you get

3 days off per week


Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You will be one of the assistants to the park coordinator. Your day-to-day tasks will vary based on whatever needs to be done. You could be part of the tour guides one day, or physical working on the habitat the next day. Be ready to be part of the team!

Activities & Shift

 Participate in the long-term monitoring of
the bird communities in the nature reserve
and its surroundings.
 Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in
tropical bird biology
 Participate in all daily work related with the
conservation of the nature reserve
 Discover what practical conservation work
looks like
 Clean and care for the bird feeding stations
 Formulate ideas that lead to the
conservation of local & migratory species
 Document the phenomena related to birds,
fish, reptiles and other species
 Educate the public and local volunteers on
issues related to the species at bird
 Maintain record of observations on the park
 Accompany team to local conservation


We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. You must accept being part of the team, from the arrival of the students until the departure of the students.