The cliffs around Flamborough Head and Filey Brigg are home to the UK’s largest mainland breeding seabird colony; during the summer months, over 300,000 seabirds flock to the cliffs to raise their young. They are joined in the sea below by dolphins, seals, porpoises and even whales, making the Yorkshire coast one of the most important areas for mobile marine species in the country.
International issues like marine litter and climate change are placing significant pressures on our wildlife. Therefore, it is important that we do everything we can to give the seabirds the best chance of a successful breeding season on the cliffs.
We’re looking for people who are able to give at least one day a week throughout the summer. As a volunteer surveyor, you will be positioned at various locations around the protected area in order to record recreational activities, particularly noting whether the seabirds respond to human presence. You will be trained to record the data accurately and you will be given support and guidance from the Flamborough Head European Marine Site Project Officer.
You don’t need to be a bird expert as full training will be given, however you will need to have your own transport, due to the remote location of the site. Personal access to binoculars/telescope would also be beneficial.
The data you collect will be used to create a baseline of evidence and may inform future management of this internationally-important site. You will gain skills in surveying, seabird identification and accurate data collection, whilst spending at least one day a week along the cliffs of one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Yorkshire.
For more information, please contact:
Heather Davison (Flamborough Project Officer)
Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org / 01482 391721
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