Breeding Wader Surveyor - West Sedgemoor

Posted:
Tuesday 4 September 2007
Vacancy type:
Surveying wildlife
Location:
West Sedgemoor

What we're looking for

We need to regularly monitor breeding waders and key bird species, which occur on the reserve 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 wetland bird species by sight, song and call. Familiarity with breeding wader display and nesting habits an advantage. Must live fairly local to the reserve as very early starts required just before dawn. Must be able to walk moderate distances (6-7 Kms)

Your time

Minimum:
1-2 days (often at short notice due to weather condions)
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
April to June

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 birdwatching! 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

Contact

Paul Parmenter, West Sedgemoor
Tel: 01458 252805
Email: Paul.Parmenter@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 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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