Species Surveyor

Thursday 6 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Volunteering at home
Exe Estuary Reserve

What we're looking for

Our reserves contain such a wonderful variety of birds, insects and many more. We need someone to help count all these fantastic species! We need someone to regularly monitor species which occur on Bowling Green Marsh in nationally and internationally important numbers, in order to maintain and update our databases and help measure the effectiveness of valuable habitat management work.

The skills you need

We ask that you are physically fit (able to walk at least 6km), and have a decent amount of identification knowledge in either birds or insects ... or other!

Your time

Surveys generally run for a few days a year, with room for more
Within season
Species/Area Dependant

What's in it for you?

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop field skills and make a great contribution to conservation! You'll have the chance to increase your expertise, learn more about the reserve, and contribute to our habitat management work. Besides that, it's a great excuse to be out on the reserve! Surveys allow you access to some wonderful areas not open to the public.

How to apply


Eleanor Woolway, Exe Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01392 833111
Email: devon.reserves@rspb.org.uk


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Reference number 8765