Fencing volunteers required - BirdWatch Ireland
Early in 2009, BirdWatch Ireland erected a predator-proof fence around one of our key breeding wader sites in the Shannon Callows, close to our regional office in Banagher, Co. Offaly: Lapwing, Redshank, Curlew and Snipe all breed on site. Over 3.5km long and both fox- and mink-proof, the fence has proved a huge success, with many breeding pairs successfully fledging young.
We are now looking for volunteers to help carry out maintenance work on the fence during March and April, prior to the 2016 breeding season. This is an opportunity to directly help in the conservation of breeding waders in the Shannon Callows, while at the same time meeting like-minded people and obtaining experience in conservation management.
This post will involve manual work outdoors, which will at times be repetitive. Attention to detail is crucial. A good level of fitness is required and candidates must be comfortable working close to water. Boat skills are desirable. Previous experience is not essential, as full training will be given.
For more information, please contact
Seán Kelly, our Breeding Wader Management Officer, by calling 057-9151676
or by emailing email@example.com