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Kestrel Transect Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Kestrel Conservation Monitoring in south east England. The work involves walking pre-determined routes of approximately 6-12km and recording sightings of birds of prey. This work would suit someone who is a keen birder, and fairly active as transects are on foot.

Start date: As soon as possible, apply now!

Terms: Ongoing, Unpaid Voluntary

Location: The surveys are performed across the eight counties of south east England – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent. We will allocate an area within this that is convenient for you, usually within approximately 30km of where you live.

The ideal volunteer would have:

To register your interest in volunteering with us and for further information, please email info@hawkconservancy.org.

Nest Box Building Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help us build nest boxes for use in our Raptor Nest Box Project, which helps to provide nesting opportunities for Kestrels, Barn Owls, Tawny Owls and Little Owls. We are looking for volunteers who are handy, willing to learn and flexible with their time. Practical DIY skills are preferable but not essential, as all training will be provided. We have a lot of boxes to make each year before the breeding season begins so would ask for a commitment of at least one day per week if possible. We’re hoping to find two volunteers to help us with this project so if you would like to apply with a friend, please do so.

Start date: As soon as possible, apply now!

Terms: Ongoing, Unpaid Voluntary, at least one day commitment per week. Weekday volunteering preferred though weekend volunteers would be considered if you are willing to attend a day’s training during the week.

Location: Hawk Conservancy Trust

The ideal volunteer would have:

To register your interest in volunteering with us and for further information, please email info@hawkconservancy.org.

Field Research Volunteers: Kestrel Observers

We are looking for volunteers to help in making observations of colour-ringed Kestrels across the study area (roughly a 40km radius from the Trust). Although greater detail will be provided to all volunteers, as a basic summary, the work involves each volunteer being provided with a map and asked to visit a specific location on two occasions during the winter to look for Kestrels. Volunteers would then be required to spend a minimum of 20 minutes at each location looking for Kestrels and recording any they see, any that have colour-rings and, if possible, reading the colour-ring code.

Start date: As soon as possible, apply now!

Terms: Ongoing, Unpaid Voluntary, at least two sessions between now and the end of March

Location: within 40km of the Hawk Conservancy Trust

The ideal volunteer would have:

To register your interest in volunteering with us and for further information, please email conservation@hawkconservancy.org.

Researchers

We are always happy to hear from researchers with suggestions for projects. Please contact info@hawkconservancy.org if you have an idea for a project you wish to conduct at the Trust.

Did you know?
Pound for pound a European Buzzard has eyes roughly 50 to 80 times larger than an average human’s.
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