Bird Surveyor - Curlew in Conwy

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife
North Wales Regional Office

What we're looking for

We need to regularly monitor breeding Curlew and other species, within one of the key breeding sites in Wales, upland areas of Conwy county. This is in order to help measure the effectiveness of habitat management work, inform future management work and establish trends.

The skills you need

*Ability to identify focal species (curlew, lapwing and golden plover) by sight and sound – or at least be familiar with them. A familiarity with the landscape of upland Wales. *To be able to walk moderate distances over rough ground (8/10 km). *You will be asked to follow set survey methodology/transects, and practical experience of at least one standard bird survey methodology is desirable e.g. transects, CBC, BBS, Brown & Shepherd. *A degree of flexibility regarding time and be prepared to do survey work when good weather occurs. *Your own transport to reach remote locations. *If you are bilingual –Welsh and English, fantastic, but no problem if not.

Your time

1 day every three weeks
April - July

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to develop field skills and make a great contribution to conservation. Time will be spent outdoors in beautiful parts of upland Wales. An opportunity to increase your expertise and learn more about species and habitat conservation. To contribute to the conservation of the one of Wales' flagship species.

How to apply


Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office
Tel: 01248 672850


Appropriate training will be provided, and 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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