Avocet Project Assistant, Ribble Reserves

Thursday 16 January 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife
Ribble Reserves

What we're looking for

Avocets are one of the most beautiful and mysterious birds to breed in the UK. We need you to help us to monitor the avocet populations on the Ribble estuary, to ascertain how many pairs are breeding, how many chicks are reaching fledgling stage, and what factors are affecting their success.

The skills you need

Some knowledge of wildlife and of wetland bird identification is essential. An ability to work happily with a wide variety of people and to use your own initiative, as well as reliability and good timekeeping.

Your time

1 day per week
Ongoing (March - July)
March - July

What's in it for you?

You will be helping with the conservation of avocets, allowing us to better understand their place on our nature reserve and to help increase their small population. You will get up close views of this delicate bird throughout the courtship and breeding stages, through to seeing young avocets take their first flight! You will join a committed team who are determined to make a difference for wildlife and have some fun at the same time. You will gain valuable experience in practical conservation management and learn more about the wildlife of the area, as well as seeing and hearing wildlife up close!

How to apply


Alex Pigott, Ribble Reserves
Tel: 01704 211690
Email: Alex.Pigott@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.

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