Willow Tit Surveyor

Location: Dearne Valley, Various Survey Sites
Do you have good bird identification skills? If so we need your help with our Back from the Brink Willow Tits Project.

Small and quietly coloured, the willow tit is the UK’s most threatened resident bird. We’ve lost 94% of them since the 1970s, and they are now extinct in most of their former haunts in the south and south-east of England.

But not in the Dearne Valley where the connected landscape of favourable habitat is providing a stronghold for the species...

Position details

Duration

-

Commitment

Any Day

Frequency

Fortnightly

Contact details

For more information about this opportunity please email volunteering@ywt.org.uk or call 01904 659570 and ask to speak to the Volunteering Development Team.

This Back from the Brink project, led by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and RSPB, will help willow tits in the Dearne Valley by ensuring there is good habitat for them, and improving their ability to move between the landscapes. Annual surveys will allow us to monitor the impact of our work on habitats. We need to understand better what sorts of areas this bird likes best, and how much of it they need to thrive.

We need volunteers with specialist expertise to use their skills to survey specific sites around Barnsley and record whether willow tits are present.

There are two training days planned on either Thursday 31st January or Saturday 9th February. These sessions will provide training in the correct survey methodology, please indicate on your application form which day you would prefer to attend.

After your training you will allocated a survey site and carry out surveys on a fortnightly basis until the end of March. The surveys will involve walking around 1-3 miles over 2-3 hours.

You can find out more information about the project here

To apply for this role please download an application form (found at the bottom of the page) and return it to volunteering@ywt.org.uk