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Bird Ringing Camp Volunteer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Poland
Type   Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status   Full Time
Level   Voluntary & Interns
Deadline   02/10/2017
Company Name   Wild Areas Network
Contact Name   Joanna Chmielewska
Telephone   +48 697 148 121
Email   joanna.azc@gmail.com
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Volunteers welcome on a bird ringing camp on the wild Polish Baltic Coast in September and October 2017. You have an opportunity to support one of the oldest bird ringing schemes of the World - Operation Baltic. You will help to handle caught birds, identify and ring them as well as with measuring, weighting and data entry tasks. You will get to know and distinguish every caught species by direct contact! 

 

Work with Pioneers. Operation Baltic is a world-renowned bird research project going on for more than half a century. Nearly two million birds of 208 species have been ringed so far. The projest is implemented in cooperation with top Polish and Foreign universities. The Operation Baltic manages the most detailed database of vertebrate measurements of the world.

What will I do? You will handle birds, taking them out of the nets. Our main duty will be to regularly check mist nets installed near the camp. We will take caught birds to the base, where they will be identified, ringed and measured. We will weight them and release back to the wild. We will register all observations made by the Ringer in a special notebook.

Where will I stay? In a truly wild, unique place, in the heart of a well-known landscape park! The camp is located near the sea shore. We will sleep in tents provided on site, but you need your own sleeping bag. Thick, comfy mattresses and blankets are provided. There is a compost toilet, access to a shower and electricity from generator. We cook common meals on a gas stove.

Who are you looking for? It's an exciting international experience for Birdwatchers, Bird Ringers and Nature Lovers, but we welcome persons from all walks of life. You don't have to know birds well. The tasks will be tailored to your individual needs and high-quality field training is provided.

What's in it for me? We offer HANDS-ON intensive exchange of specialist knowledge and HANDS-ON experience in field research abroad accompanied by our high-quality training in bird species identification, handling and measurements. All of this confirmed by our unique Certificate of Participation to boost your CV. We offer deep contact with pristine Wilderness. You will meet inspiring, like-minded people and gain unforgettable memories!

To apply: send an email to Joanna at joanna.azc@gmail.com and introduce yourself in few words, explaining why you are interested in the Project and why we should choose YOU as a Participant. You will receive a detailed Infosheet and the Application Form. Camps last for one week from 25th September to 2nd October and 2nd to 9th October.

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Thank you for your interest in our work and see you soon on the camp!

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