The Hawk Conservancy Trust is seeking volunteers to perform raptor surveys this autumn/winter (Oct-end Dec). Surveys involve walking a pre-determined route (8-10km) along public rights of way and recording every Kestrel, Buzzard and Red Kite seen. Each observation is recorded using a GPS (to note observer location), laser rangefinder (to determine distance to the bird) and a compass (to note bearing to the bird). All equipment (except binoculars) is provided as is training on how to use the equipment and perform the surveys.
If you are good at finding birds in the landscape and interested in taking part, please contact Matt Stevens at Matt@hawkconservancy.org or 07920 720067 for further details.