Location: Glenwherry, Antrim Hills / Antrim Plateau
Salary: £21,622.00 - £23,987.00 Per Annum
Duration: Full-Time - Five months
Are you passionate about species conservation? Interested in gaining valuable research experience, while working with one of the UKs most recognisable and most threatened bird species?
RSPB NI is looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in nest finding and brood monitoring of breeding birds for a five-month post in the Antrim Hills.
Northern Ireland Curlew specifically have declined by 82% since the 80’s, with only an estimated 150 pairs left we are in a race against time to stabilise and reverse this population decline.
What's the role about?
As part of a bigger UK project funded through the EU LIFE programme to halt the population declines, RSPB NI aims to deliver landscape-scale conservation at our two key research sites; Glenwherry and Lough Erne.
Glenwherry has the highest concentration of Curlew outside of an RSPB reserve in Northern Ireland. And within the last two years, Glenwherry has established itself as a forefront in curlew conservation in the UK and Ireland. Producing enough chicks in the last two seasons to be optimistic that we might have turned the tides for this iconic species within the site.
Your role will be to collect data on breeding ecology of curlew. This will include nest finding and erecting nest protection fences, while also tracking broods to assess survival and habitat use, data entry and assistance with vegetation surveys. The post holder will need to have previous experience in finding and monitoring wader nests.
Key activities will include:
Closing: Monday 13th February 2023
To complete your application online, please CLICK HERE
Closing Date: 13/02/2023 Location: Glenwherry, Antrim