Volunteer Bird Surveyor - Medmerry

Posted:
Friday 4 April 2014
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Nature Reserves

What we're looking for

Medmerry is a brand new nature reserve on the West Susssex coast, adjacent to the exisitng RSPB Pagham Harbour reserve. The wetlands of Medmerry will be developing fast over the coming months and years and are likely to be important breeding areas of lapwing, redshank and ringed plover. In the winter, they will be used by a wide variety of ducks and waders. We wish to monitor the breeding and wintering birds that use the site as the habitats change. The data will identify important areas of the site and inform future management.

The skills you need

Ability to identify a variety of ducks and wading bird species by sight and call. To be able to walk moderate distances (2-5 kms).

Your time

Minimum:
Preferably 1 day per week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to develop field skills and make a great contribution to conservation of important wader populations. Surveys allow access to some wonderful areas not open to the public Being part of a friendly enthusiastic team and help protect one of the south coast's best areas for breeding aind wintering waders. Spend time outside at a stunning and rapidly eveolving nature reserve.

How to apply

Contact

Ivan Lang, Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Nature Reserves
Tel: 01243 641508
Email: Ivan.Lang@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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 Internationa, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills cold make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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