Thursday, 15 January 2009

Opportunity Knocks

Here are a couple of things that may be of interest to birders with a little time on their hands:

Volunteers Needed - Spring Migration Survey in Northern Greece

The Wetland Kerkini Bird Migration survey will be running again this year (2009); they hope to be doing transects from March through to May. Volunteers get free accommodation and some of the best birding in Europe. A reasonable level of bird identification skill is desirable, as is the ability to walk 4 or 5 kilometres per day minimum. Contact Gordon Ramel at mrgorgonramel@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating as a volunteer and do pass the word, and this email address, around to anyone and everyone who might be interested in participating.

For more detailed information on the area and the work, please visit the web page, now at: www.earthlife.net/lake-kerkini/volunteer.html

The calendar will be updated as volunteers are recruited.

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Assistant Warden required on Fair Isle

Although Fair Isle Bird Observatory is hoping to be closed to visitors in 2009, whilst the new Observatory is being built, the ornithological work must continue - migration studies, seabird monitoring and ringing. An Assistant Warden is required to help with this work. The candidate must have good bird identification skills and preferably a BTO Ringing Licence. For further details and an application, please contact Deryk Shaw, FIBO, Fair Isle, Shetland ZE2 9JU or email fairisle.birdobs@zetnet.co.uk or phone 01595 760258.

Good Luck!

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