What we're looking for
The Little Tern is one of the UK's rarest seabirds and has suffered chronic decline over the past 25 years. Human intervention and intensive management of breeding sites have helped to stabilise little tern populations, but they still struggle to breed and raise young successfully on our shores, because they are easily disturbed by beach visitors and predators as well as rising sea levels and habitat loss. Norfolk is a stronghold for Little terns, holding 30% of the UK's breeding population during the summer months, and supports one of the largest and most important colonies in the UK. Yet populations fluctuate, so the RSPB and partners continue to help little tern populations in Norfolk to recover to a stable and sustainable level. We need your help to continue to protect this iconic species. Your role would include talking to beach visitors about the threats little terns face and how everyone can do their bit to help protect them. You would also take part in monitoring adults, nests and young, record predator activity and assist with the protection of these important colonies.