Nest Box Species Surveyor

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Volunteering at home
Nagshead Reserve

What we're looking for

Populations of once common woodland birds are declining. Existing colonies may breed more successfully when provided with nestboxes where sufficient food is available. We have one of the longest running schemes of this kind at Nagshead. We gather information about which species used the box and the eventual successes of the nest.

The skills you need

Working in pairs is essential to this role, so if you are interested - try to convince a friend or family member to come along. You must be comfortable climbing ladders in order to check the nestboxes. The data collected will be used for scientific research so attention to detail and sensitivity to not disturbing the breeding birds is essential.

Your time

One three hour session per week
7-9 weeks
End of April onwards (bird breeding season)

What's in it for you?

This is a very rare opportunity to work up close and personal with nesting birds. You will assist in the RSPB's mission to arrest the decline of woodland birds. We are an active and exciting conservation charity; in fact the largest in Europe. We can help you gain skills and a valuable insight in to our work. Full training will be provided.

How to apply


Hannah Booth, Gloucestershire Office
Tel: 01594 562852


Travel expenses will be reimbursed and full training provided. As a valuable member of our team you will be invited to volunteer get togethers and thank you events. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.

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