Breeding Wader Recovery Volunteer

Tuesday 24 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Volunteering at home
West Sedgemoor

What we're looking for

We are building a new team to carry out annual survey and monitoring for breeding wading birds across the Somerset Levels and Moors. Your help in locating and recording populations of snipe, lapwing, curlew and redshank will be used to help target management to support recovery so that these species continue to survive in Somerset.

The skills you need

You will need to be able to confidently identify lapwings, snipe, curlew and redshank by sight and call. Other wildlife identification knowledge would also be an advantage. As the survey method involves walking over the moors, you will need to be relatively fit and mobile.

Your time

At least 6 morning surveys during this period
4 months
April - July

What's in it for you?

Being able to shape the future – and save species for future generations. Being outside at an incredibly exciting time of year, accessing areas not open to the public with any number of special and unique wildlife experiences. You will belong to part of a core team with its own mission, identity – which will bring a sense of purpose, value and belonging.

How to apply


Damon Bridge, West Sedgemoor
Tel: 01458 252805


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 conservations organisations, BirdLife International

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