Bird Surveyor, Geltsdale

Monday 13 November 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation

What we're looking for

We need to regularly monitor species, which occur on the reserve in nationally and internationally important numbers in order to maintain and update our databases and help measure the effectiveness of habitat management work.

The skills you need

Ability to identify a variety of upland, farmland and/or water bird species by sight and call. To be able to walk moderate distances (6-7 Kms).

Your time

1 day to longer periods
Throughout the year

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to develop field skills and make a great contribution to conservation. Surveys allow access to some wonderful areas not open to the public. An opportunity to increase your expertise and learn more about the reserve. To contribute to the monitoring of the reserves' key species and an excuse to go bird watching! The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Steve Garnett, Geltsdale
Tel: 01697 746717


Appropriate training will be provided for survey work, but you should already have excellent bird identification field skills. Expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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