During your stay, you will become an integral member of the reserve team, working alongside the warden and assistant warden. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve.
The post focuses on breeding lapwing, aiming to find each nest and monitor breeding success following each pair and assessing productivity. The volunteer post is a great opportunity to get stuck in and immerse yourself in the world of breeding waders, learning their behaviour and habits in a bid to inform and improve site management and develop your own knowledge. This is an excellent chance to get involved in a variety of other surveys too, including BBS, bearded tit, WeBS and breeding wildfowl. You'll be working over the three Tayside reserves Loch Leven, Loch of Kinnordy and the Tay Reedbeds giving you a chance to learn about different habitats, surveys and management.