• Monitor-Birds
    Monitor birds and habitat

About The Role

The Executive Committee of the Northern NSW Branch of BirdLife Australia has resolved to create the volunteer position of ‘Birdata Monitoring Officer’. The purpose of this position is to promote and co-ordinate member and community involvement in bird monitoring activities using Birdata. This Officer will be involved in short- and long-term bird monitoring projects for key birds or bird communities that occur in the local area. This information can be vital in efforts to influence key decisions being made on important bird conservation issues.

As a Birdata Monitoring Office You Will:

  • Initiate structured bird survey/monitoring activities for BirdLife Australia members and the
    wider community
  • Liaise with local birding groups to encourage and support survey initiatives
  • Regularly review Birdata surveys submitted for the region so as to be able to identify trends,
    gaps in information and any need for additional surveys
  •  Assist the Conservation Officer in seeking position outcomes for local bird conservation
    issues as appropriate.
  •  Liaise with KBA Guardians within the region to identify any local KBA projects that require
    monitoring support.
  • Ensure monitoring activities contribute to and are consistent with Birdata requirements and
    current BirdLife Australia policy

Skills required:

  • Familiarity with Birdata survey methods and data entry, or willingness to learn;
  • Ability to work with local birding groups.

The position is voluntary, as are all other Committee positions. Applications for reimbursement for travel and other costs may be considered by the Committee.

Please contact the Northern NSW branch via the contact form below for more information.

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