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Part of the Celtic rainforest project, a LIFE funded project that is restoring protected upland oak woods of European importance for nature conservation over 7 years.

 

These are important habitats for woodland birds, bryophytes, lichens and bats. The project will be removing invasive non-native and introducing grazing management.

 

Woodland Birds Monitoring Assistant
Reference: A5760219
Location: Mid Wales, Machynlleth area
Salary starting at: 16,504 - 17,880 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 4 months

 

This project will assess the effectiveness of habitat restoration for improving woodland birds, woodland structure and lower plants.

 

Surveying woodland birds is reliant on locating and identifying all calling and singing birds. You will therefore need to be excellent at identifying woodland birds by sight and sound. You will be using territory mapping to record populations so applicants will need good spatial awareness and navigational skills, using maps, compass and GPS to locate study plots and accurately map the activity and locations.

 

In order to calibrate changes in woodland birds to changes in woodland structure, you will also be undertaking basic woodland structure measurements so the ability to identify basic woodland plants, trees and shrubs will be advantageous. You will also be responsible for collating the mapped data and entering results.

 

The work will be strenuous, working in habitats and terrain, including steep slopes and dense vegetation, that can be difficult to work in. You will need flexibility in working hours in order to carry out surveys during early mornings and in the best available weather.

 

The work will be carried out on four Special Areas of Conservation in Mid and North Wales.

 

Closing date: 13 March 2019
Interview date: 25 & 26 March 2019

 

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