Raptor Camp 2020 Volunteer

BirdLife Malta

Malta

Volunteer • Part Time

birdlifemalta.org alice.tribe@birdlifemalta.org (+356) 21347645/6 Alice Tribe

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 20th August 2020  


We are seeking volunteers to join us in the countryside during our Raptor Camp 2020 monitoring operations.

The autumn is a wonderful time of year for observing bird migration, as birds make their long journey south to their overwintering grounds. Adults that may have passed us overhead in the spring, will be returning south – and juvenile birds can be seen on their first migration. The peak of this activity is usually in September and October.

Malta is an important stepping stone for these birds, providing them with a vital opportunity to feed, roost and regain energy before continuing on. However, the illegal hunting of protected species is a persistent and ongoing issue, and one that needs tackling if Malta wants to be able to serve as a safe haven for these birds.

Every year BirdLife Malta organises bird protection camps, and this autumn we are planning to hold our annual Raptor Camp. We are looking for willing volunteers to come and join us; in essence, this work involves several hours spent in the countryside every day, monitoring bird migration and hunting activity, recording any illegalities on camera, and liaising with the police where necessary to report wildlife crimes.

Bird identification skills are not a necessity, but would be useful. Drivers would be particularly welcome.

If you wish to register your interest, or have any queries, please contact alice.tribe@birdlifemalta.org


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