Application for the Umbrellabird Project

The Umbrellabird Project is not yet taking applications for the 2018 season!


For our 2017 season we are accepting volunteers from March – June. Time commitment ranges from a minimum of one week up to three months – please consult with Sabrina at about your availability and length of stay. Those wishing to stay for more than three 1-week sessions will receive a discount. Please contact us for more information.


Cost is $450/week and covers onsite lodging in dorm-style housing with bunk beds, food, equipment use and transportation to and from the field station from Monteverde/Santa Elena. Please note that this does not include the Aula Global conservation fee (see below).

Conservation Fee:

 A conservation fee of $25/week is paid directly to Aula Global Biological Reserve and allows for the continuing use of the property for research projects like this one. Aula Global does not allow tourism and depends on this fee from volunteers like you to keep its rainforests pristine and natural. Your investment in Aula Global allows for a peaceful, wild environment for the umbrellabird, jaguar, and countless other species that call Aula Global home.

How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in the project and your available dates. Priority will be given to applicants with experience mist netting and banding birds, and/or fluent in Spanish.

For all sessions, we must receive the following forms fully completed and signed.  Please scan your forms and send to

Registration & Waiver Form
Health Form


Payments can be received by check made payable to “Raven Adventures” and sent to Raven Adventures, 360 Patten Hill, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or by credit card through PayPal.  Deposits are non-refundable.

We strive to make enrollments as economically friendly as possible.  For your convenience, we now offer the option of paying for your program with a major credit card through PayPal.  Please be advised we are charged a percentage fee for use of the PayPal service and must recover these additional costs to keep your trip within the pre-determined budget.    Therefore, the prices for those paying through PayPal are as follows;

The Umbrellabird Project is not yet taking applications for the 2018 season. Check back here or contact Sabrina at for updates on dates and cost!