Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Counters - Somerset Levels and Moors

Posted:
Friday 27 February 2009
Vacancy type:
Surveying wildlife
Location:
West Sedgemoor

What we're looking for

The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) is a joint scheme of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), the RSPB and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) to monitor non-breeding waterfowl in the UK. The principal aims of the scheme are to identify population sizes, determine trends in numbers and distribution, and to identify important sites for waterfowl.

The skills you need

Good ornithological skills, in particular an ability to identify and count sometimes-distant wildfowl and waders. Willingness to work out of hours (early am and late pm). Able to follow instructions and record clearly. Must be reliable.

Your time

Minimum:
WeBS counts take 3-4 hours
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
One day a month throughout the winter

What's in it for you?

to be able to make valuable use of your birding skills and get outside for a good part of the day once a month troughout the winter. 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

Trish Harper, West Sedgemoor
Tel: 01458 252805
Email: Trish.Harper@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, BirdLife International.

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