Volunteer at our raptor migration site

raptor counters wanted for Batumi
 Volunteer with Batumi Raptor Count

We have different opportunities for volunteers to participate in our project at the Black Sea Coast of Georgia. Read the details below and follow the links for more information. All volunteers will automatically become a free member of BRC for the year they join us and the following.

Raptor Migration Counter

Every autumn our raptor migration survey runs from 17th August to 16th October from our counting posts in Batumi, Georgia. The survey is very intensive with more than one million raptors per season and about 30 raptor species. On some days the totals can reach tens of thousands or even break 100.000 and more. This needs to be well documented by our counting team and you can be part of it. We usually have about 35 volunteers throughout the season and each volunteer stays minimum 12 days. We seek both experts and beginners.

Read all details on our 'volunteer as raptor counter'-page.

Coordinator of the Raptor Migration Count

Counting a million of raptors within 2 months is something very special and rare. You can help doing this at BRC and consider applying as raptor count coordinator for at least one month during the autumn migration survey. Coordinators are the back bone of our counts as they very well know the protocol, quickly delegate tasks on the spot, overview every single migration event, and make sure that everybody on the counting station gets involved in the counting scheme. For this tasks the coordinators usually have been in Batumi before and know already the counting spots, speak well English, can coordinate a group of international volunteers with different cultural background and identification skills.

Interested persons can look up further details here.

Vacancies to join our team

We offer you to be the part of a strong and cheerful international team dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey in the Batumi Bottleneck, and lots of new experiences in a fantastic working environment. If you believe you can enrich one of our working groups with your insight and initiative, bring motivation to take on new challenges and responsibilities,
and are keen to engage in our team on a longer term basis, contributing throughout the year, then consider joining us and enjoy with us the interesting and challenging conservation work.

See here some of the positions we need you for.

Guidelines & Practical Information

BRC Practical Guidelines for Volunteers


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