Application as Raptor Counter
Checklist for signing up as raptor migration counter at BRC
If you want to volunteer as raptor counter at BRC, read the information below, fill out the application form and fingers crossed. We will accept applications until our schedule reaches full capacity for the count season. To apply, you'll need to follow four steps.
1) Read the Autumn Count page
If you haven't done this yet, make sure you do so before sending us your application!
Decide if you want to volunteer only in Batumi, or if counting in the Turkish stations is also an option.
To help defray the full cost of food and accommodation, remember that we will be asking you to commit the according amount for each day of your stay once you arrive. A pre-payment will be expected to reserve your place. You can pay in both EUR and GEL. Detailed information will be send to all participants upon confirmation.
2) Check your schedule
We will be conducting the count from 17 August to 16 October and offer full season, half season, and plenty of blocks from 12 up to 20 days. Please note that your arrival to our guesthouses should be one day before your count period starts and your departure should be one day after it finishes.
If you absolutely must be in Georgia for the peak migration of a certain species or cannot commit to working with us during the remaining slots in the count schedule, please consider joining us on your terms as a visitor.
3) Fill out the application form
Answer the questions in the application webform below briefly but accurately. We are trying to assemble a diverse team of counters with different backgrounds, and your honesty is key to a satisfying experience for everyone! As such, we are not necessarily looking only for expert counters, nor will we necessarily refuse someone who has never participated in a migration count before.
4) Wait for confirmation
Once you've submitted the application webform below, you may expect a response from us around the 15th of each month (starting from March). Once you are accepted, you will need to email us a copy of your flight invoice within four weeks of acceptance to secure your block(s) and transfer half of the payment for the accommodation by the same time. If you do not do this, you will forfeit your reservation and it can be given to someone else!
In case of questions just e-mail us at volunteer(at)batumiraptorcount(dot)org
BRC Counter Application Form