Bird and Wildlife Surveyor

Friday 4 October 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Coombes & Churnet Valleys

What we're looking for

We need to regularly monitor key species on the reserve in order to maintain and update our records. This in turn helps measure the effectiveness of habitat management work. You will undertake a variety of surveys in your area of expertise, be it breeding birds, butterflies, moths or another speciality.

The skills you need

Ability to identify a variety of species. For example, with birds this is the ability to identify them by sight and call. We have opportunities for lots of speciality identification skills though. You'll also need to be able to walk moderate distances on sometimes steep paths (6-7km) and make accurate records of what you find.

Your time

Flexible - 1 day per month
All year - primarily through bird breeding season

What's in it for you?

Become part of a great team of staff and volunteers, develop your field skills and make a real contribution to conservation. An opportunity to increase your expertise and learn more about this wonderful woodland reserve. Surveys allow you access to some wonderful areas not open to the public. You'll contribute to the monitoring of the reserve's key species which will influence how we manage this great place for wildlife.

How to apply


Mel Dyer, Coombes & Churnet Valleys
Tel: 01538 384017


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed.

Reference number 9118