Species Protection Warden, Point of Ayr, Dee Estuary

Posted:
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Dee Estuary, England

What we're looking for

We are looking for engaging and friendly people to help protect roosting waders at the Point of Ayr. This is one of the best sites on the estuary to see waders; with many thousands roosting over the high tide period yet is the period when they are most at risk from disturbance from people, horses, and dogs. Such disturbance can be hugely detrimental to the health of roosting birds. We would like volunteers to engage with members of the public about the site and the importance of minimising disturbance.

The skills you need

An ability to get on well with other people is essential as is own transport. Any previous experience of dealing with members of the public is useful but not essential. Some knowledge of birds would be helpful, but again not essential as training can be provided.

Your time

Minimum:
Rota of weekend shifts of 3 hrs throughout winter
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
autumn/winter

What's in it for you?

A chance to work at one of Wales' premier places for birds and wildlife, and to learn more about the birds, wildlife and conservation there. Join the Dee Estuary team and meet new like-minded people whilst gaining hands on experience of bird species protection.

How to apply

Contact

Alasdair Grubb, Dee Estuary, England
Tel: 0151 353 2726
Email: Alasdair.Grubb@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary.

Reference number 815