Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Counters

Posted:
Tuesday 29 July 2003
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Volunteering at home
Location:
Stour Estuary Reserve

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. You must live locally.

Your time

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

What's in it for you?

WeBS counts are conducted over a spring high tide and as such regularly provide wonderful 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

Rick Vonk, Stour Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01206 391153/01206 392119
Email: Rick.Vonk@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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