Farmland Bird Surveyor - Angus & Fife

Monday 22 August 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
East Scotland Regional Office

What we're looking for

Over the last 25 years many of our farmland birds have halved in numbers. The RSPB is working with Government, the European Union and the farming community to halt this decline. This project allies the RSPB volunteers' enthusiasm with farmers who are interested in finding out more about the birds present on their farm. It is hoped that by taking part in the project farmers will be encouraged to implement management practices, which will benefit the farmland bird species present on their land.

The skills you need

The surveys will take place between April and August, each one lasting between 3-4 hours, with additional survey time as required. Sound farmland bird identification skills are essential and previous experience of carrying out surveys would be an advantage. Early morning visits to survey sites are required. You need to be able to read maps and fit enough to walk several kilometres over rough ground. You should bring lots of enthusiasm and commitment to this position!

Your time

Three surveys, each 3-4 hrs plus additional, as required
March - August

What's in it for you?

A chance to assist the RSPB with high priority work. Good opportunity to improve bird identification skills, increase knowledge of farmland bird ecology and learn more about farming. 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


Yvonne Stephan, East Scotland Regional Office
Tel: 01224 624824


Expenses will be re-imbursed where applicable. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a woldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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