This is a voluntary role

Wild Areas Network

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteers

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteers welcome on the wild Polish Baltic Coast in April and September 2020. 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 project is implemented in cooperation with top Polish and Foreign universities. 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.

Our unique feature is that every participant will be trained to handle and extract birds from nets because in Poland it is the very first skill that you learn when training to be a Ringer.

To Apply: send an email to Joanna at 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 Info sheet including available dates and the Application Form.

To learn more, visit our project website and Facebook:

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

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