What we're looking for
The Isle of Islay is home to two very different reserves. RSPB Loch Gruinart is home to Hen harriers, Corncrakes and thousands of wintering wildfowl and Barnacle geese. The Oa is a wild landscape with dramatic scenery; home to golden eagles and chough. Both reserves are working farms. You'll be helping with habitat management, maintenance of reserve infrastructure, gaining valuable experience with practical work, and assisting with our livestock. Some help may be needed with guided walks, events, monitoring, surveys and occasionally in the visitor centre. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to expand your wildlife identification skills through assisting with monitoring such as breeding bird and butterfly surveys.