Predator Monitoring Volunteer

A role focussed on monitoring terrestrial and aerial predators around the marsh, particularly during the breeding season of March - July.

Monday 12 November 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife
Ribble Reserves

What we're looking for

Predators are a natural part of the wild world, but with the increasing squeeze on natural spaces and nature reserves, the effect of common predators on declining wildlife species is becoming greater. We need your help to monitor what predation is going on, when and where, to better understand how species like lapwing, redshank and avocets are faring in the natural environment. You will take part in surveys to monitor predators such as fox, mink, stoat, crows and birds of prey, using simple survey methods as well as the latest knowledge and technology.

The skills you need

An interest and enthusiasm in nature conservation, and a basic level of wildlife identification. You will need a methodical and scientific approach to tasks, good timekeeping and an ability to work under your own initiative.

Your time

Flexible - but 1 day per week desirable
All year
All year

What's in it for you?

You will be directly contributing to the conservation of wildlife species that have undergone heavy declines over recent years. You will work as part of a small team, receive training and guidance from the site team, and will develop a greater understanding of conservation in the modern world.

How to apply


Alex Pigott, Ribble Reserves
Tel: 01704 211690


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 8839