Breeding lapwing monitoring assistant

Tuesday 26 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Old Hall Marshes

What we're looking for

We need you to help us to monitor the lapwing populations on the Old Hall Marshes RSPB reserve, to ascertain how many pairs are breeding, how many chicks are reaching fledgling stage, and what factors are affecting their success.

The skills you need

- Enthusiasm and interest in wildlife and nature conservation is essential - You will need to be able to confidently identify lapwing and other common bird species. - Good level of fitness and ability to walk over rough and uneven terrains (maximum distance of 6k).

Your time

6 - 10 hours per week
Late March until late June

What's in it for you?

- You will be helping with the conservation of lapwings, allowing us to better understand their place on our nature reserve and to help increase their small population. - You will get up close views throughout the courtship and breeding stages, through to seeing young lapwing chicks take their first flight! - Volunteering in a natural green space can contribute to people's wellbeing by improving physical and mental health.

How to apply


Neil Lincoln, Old Hall Marshes
Tel: 01621 869015


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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