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Volunteer Opportunity

Raptor Nest Monitor

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: After training, 2 hours of observation every 2 weeks throughout the spring and summer

Locations vary, but some nests are roadside and easily observed, while others require the ability to navigate off-trail.

Program Summary:

Volunteers will help monitor the nest events of local birds of prey during the 2016 season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Following training in late January, volunteers commit to at least 2 hours of observation every 2 weeks throughout the spring and summer.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Volunteer monitors must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteers must own good-quality binoculars or viewing scope, be familiar with raptor ID and behavior, and have the ability to record data in a clear, consistent manner. Online access is required for prompt submission of field data.

Monitors are required to adhere to policies and practices that ensure protection of our nest sites.


Michelle Durant,

Application Process:

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