Foulney Island Disturbance Volunteer

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Roa Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 1st April 2024  

Want to play a vital role in protecting beach-nesting birds? With your help we can protect the Foulney Island tern colony long into the future!

We require a disturbance volunteer to help the resident warden, to monitor and protect nesting birds, at our Foulney Island nature reserve. Arctic and little tern breeding colonies at Foulney Island, are vulnerable to disturbance and habitat loss. During breeding season 1 April – 15 August, you will ensure access by members of public is restricted to designated paths and Slitch Ridge remains closed. Nest disturbance by dogs is the main issue for the ground nesting birds on Foulney.

Training and site infrastructure tasks will begin from 1st April and volunteers may be asked to continue into August. Duties include:

  • Regular patrols of the tern breeding area to ensure no dogs allowed on Foulney and minimize damage caused to habitats.
  • Speaking to members of the public about the tern species and why we are working to protect them.

Frequency: One day per week from 9am-3pm, although dependent on tide. Last season volunteers attended one day per week, with tide times in mind.

Want to learn more about this role? click here.

If this is the role for you we'd love to hear from you.

Please contact Volunteering Coordinator at [email protected]

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