A volunteer monitor typically commits to helping monitor a particular pair of birds, or a nominated beach. Alternately, they can travel to various sites, reporting on the birds’ behaviour, such as breeding, flocking or details of flagged/banded birds.
We aim to build a complete picture of specific breeding birds or nesting sites over an entire breeding season, which may entail weekly visits over the peak breeding months.
We understand that not everyone can spare so much time, so we some volunteers will be able to share monitoring duties. We encourage participants regardless of limits on their availability.
Where possible, attend a BirdLife Australia training workshop and/or one-on-one training with experienced staff/volunteers
To do this role, you need:
There are around 900 important beach-nesting bird sites in Australia. To find your nearest site, contact us with your location and we will let you know.
Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, ages and experiences – and they all help make a real difference for Australia’s most threatened birds.