Breeding Seabird Monitoring Volunteer - RSPB Dungeness nature reserve

Help us with the monitoring of our successful seabird colony at Dungeness throughout the summer months by undertaking frequent checks and counts of the colony

Posted:
Wednesday 25 November 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Dungeness

What we're looking for

RSPB Dungeness nature reserve is a wonderful setting to volunteer, set back from the sea, boasting mile after mile of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and stunning wildflower meadows. Volunteers are an essential part of our overall workforce who directly contribute to the vital conservation work at Dungeness. We're looking for volunteers to help us increase our capacity in monitoring the seabird nesting colony we have on the reserve. This will help ensure we have accurate breeding results and in turn aid future Reserve management plans.

The skills you need

Ability to sit for long periods whilst monitoring to ensure all birds are counted and behaviour accurately recorded. The time to spend a few hours, preferably for a few days per week during the peak summer months to get a good understanding of breeding numbers/nests

Your time

Minimum:
At least 2-3 times per week throughout the summer, preferably more
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
April - September each year

What's in it for you?

Meet new people, be part of a team, learn more about the conservation work at Dungeness and the wider RSPB. You'll be making a real difference in helping to conserve this seabird colony.

How to apply

Contact

Craig Edwards, Dungeness
Tel: 01797 320588
Email: Craig.Edwards@rspb.org.uk

Notes

You'd receive all the training you need before starting in this role. We would reimburse you for any out- of- pocket travel expenses and of course give you ongoing support in your role. 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 conservation organisations, Bird Life International.

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